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EL PASO DAILY HERALD. FRIDAY. DECEMB. R 21, i900
6 kOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 8 Latest Re ports are that s 8 8 8 3SESE Will'.have his I 8 8 8 8 8xcoxoco ON THE ROAD lO THE POLE. Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Account of Cold Comfort in the Land of Per petual Ice. In the Christmas number of the Sat urday Evening Post Dr. Frederick A. Cook relates his experiences with the cold in the regions of the Antartic, and in his article he says: "When we start out from our com fortable rooms at headquarters we emerge from ,an agreeable temperature of seventy degrees into an icy air of minus forty, which makes a difference of one hundred and ten degrees of cold within ten seconds. This causes the breath to come in jets of steam, and soon the whiskers, the eyebrows and every fragment of hair and fur about the face are covered with Icicles and crystals of hoar frost; beautiful little things, bat they do not seem pretty at all to the possessor, for he is constant ly, in brushing them off. pulling out bunches of hair and blowing out warm phrases. One never learns the real trouble of the life of the frigid zones ntil he has bis face bejeweled with icicle. "A somewhat similar mixture of amusement and regret is the result f grasping metal implements with the ungloved hands in low temperatures. If there is a little excitement, such as the chasing of a polar bear, or being chased by one. a man is apt to forget his mittens and picks up his rifle with the bare hand. For a few seconds there is no discomfort, but when the rifle is laid down the hand sticks to it, and before the hunter separates himself from the grip on the metal parts he leaves a part of his skin be hind, frozen to the gun. This, how ever, is one of many little accidents which a man quickly feels and slowly orgets." BENEFICENT LAWS. The approaching session of the state legislature naturally creates a great amount of interest, not-alone among the people of Texas, but among in vestors and possible settlers outside of the' state. It is undeniably a fact that the reputation of Texas as to its laws, is not as good as it should be Whether this be based upon an actual or an imaginary condition, is not so much to the point as is the necessity for the wiping away of musty cobwebs. The law-makers bf the state, like a new broom, should sweep the political headquarters at Springer's 216 San Antonio St., this year not only for the little ones, but for the bigfolks also TOYS AND DOLLS. Our assortment of Holiday Goods were never bo large as this year. Our supply is ample for every oneIarge and small, our prices will be very low, and the goods are all first class you should call early to avoid the rush which will commence very shortly. You can make your assortment and we will take care of them for you until you are ready, which will be better for you and us. Our assortment of Dolls are complete in every respect, ranging in prices from 5c to $12.00. Toy Dishes. China from 5c to $5.00. Weeder Steam Engines and Trains. Iron Stoves from 15c to $4.00. Tool Chests from 25c to $4.00. Blocks of all kinds from 15c to $1.00. Iron Safes from 10c to $2.00. Games to suit the young and old. Toy Pianos from 25c to-$7.50. Many others too numerous to mention. OUR LINE OF DOLL BUGGIFS. and Go Carts were never so complete as this year. The prices are very low for the quality. We have Doll Furniture in white enamel, such as Wash Stands, Dressers, Folding Beds, China Closets, and others. TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. Our line is too numerous to mention only a few things and must In basement it will pay you to Investigate before purchasing. OUR I INE OF FURNITURE. Such as Rocking Chairs, Reception Chairs, in Oak and Mahogany, Rattan and Willow, was never more Book Cases. China Closets, Desks, etc These goods are all new and up-to-date in Quality and very low OUR LINE OF CHINA. Was never as fine as it is this year and so large. We have Dinner Sets from A Nice Line of Table Sets from Cups and Saucers We have 100,000, ranges in price from And Fancy Plates and Dishes too numerous to mention from the f?0 MANY GOODS. We have so many goods of every description on our floors it will be impossible for us to mention you one and all to call and see what we have in store for you. If prices are an object we will make of object to you we will make it a point to suit as well. We must make room for other goods and must have money. Aword to the wise is sufficient. SPRINGER'S, horizon free from the blots and blem ishes which have militated against en terprise anu the importation of capital. The legislature is in a position to create public confidence by demon strating to- the world that me people of this state are not inimical to immi gration and institutions. If existing laws are good laws, it can make this fact clear, and in some existing laws are bad laws, they can replace these by statutes wnich will be beneficent and in the interest of the people gen erally. There is considerable feeling in favor of this course for the public at large is becoming tired of the bla tant demagogue who "roars" with so called righteous wrath, but who by his "roaring" operates to the detri ment of everyone concerned save himself. It is these demagogues, who, by a continual cry of "wolf frighten the more timid ones into a belief that it is necessary to construct a wall about the state in order to prevent anyone else from coming within its confines. Literature Bureau Sunset Central Lines RISE OF AN INDUSTRIAL EMPIRE ON PUOHT SOUND. British Columbia possesses enormous potential resources ia her iron de posits, but that these resources must wait for sommercial development up on the development of these industries which stimulate a demand for iron. Sooner or later the political reasons which led to the construction of Uni ted States battleships on the Pacific coast, for which, as we have seen, British Columbia iron was partially utilzed, will give place to commercial reasons conencted Wta the develop ment of trade on the Pacific necessi tating the building of a large mercan tile marine. Sooner or later manufac turing industries with their constant demand for the iron which Is their base will be brought Into being to sup ply the ever-increasing market of the orient. When these things happen, British Columbia with its abundant coal and lumber in direct connection with its iron must become the seat of a great iron industry. H. Mortimer Lamb, in the Bnglaeering Magazine for December. HE MIGHT NBHD ALL OF THAT. Uncle Sam is about the only man in the world who caa go Christmas shop ping without fear. His income is about two million dollars a day. Saturday Evening Post. WHOLESALE t Heard In Hotel Lobbies. H. S. Osburn, representing Sparks Bros., horse and mule dealers of Kan sas City, has been in El Paso for sev eral days buying burros for the Uni ted States government. He finished his work here yesterday and shipped thir ty of the little animals to Muskogee, Indian Territory last night. "This is an experiment with the government," said Mr. Osburn, "but I think the gov ernment will remain in the market to some extent ' permanently. This smpment of burros go to the Indian agencies in the territory to be used as pack animals from the railroad sta tions to the agencies. They are a tough little animal and can stand any kind of weather and travel over any kind of roads. They are cheaper than mules and answer the same purpose. My company had a contract to supply the first lot of them and if they prove a' success I will be back in this sec tion to buy more this winter." Mr. Os burn also sent out six packers with his burros, who have been employed by the government In the territory. The animals were bought here for an aver age price of $4 and the cost of shipping them to the territory was $5 each. They are the cheapest animal to be found for packing purposes and may yet be used extensively by the govern ment. "The money panic now on in Mex ico is a most peculiar one," said B. J. Kuhn of the Mexican Central yester day. "One cannot know the exact con ditions without going into the country and hearing the merchants talk of it Money, that is silver, is more scarce than it has been for twenty years and many people are becoming alarmed. I was in Durango, Torreon. Zacatecas and Aguascalientes last week and in each of those cities I heard merchants complaining about dull trade. All the people are at work but they are paid off in paper or gold, which to them is no more than collateral and not con venient in trade. The banks have more money than they know what to do with but it is useless in ordinary trade and a panic is staring them in the face. The exportation of silver dol lars to tne orient will have to stop for at this rate all the silver in the country will be taken out within a year. There is much talk in money circles about placing the export duty be see to be appreciated. v cheapest to the best. Furniture, Carpets and House Furnishings, 216 San Antonio St. AND RETAIL. on money again which I think will be done at the next session of congress FATE OF OLD OVERCOATS. Where Do Those of the Vintage of Last Winter Turn Up When the Cold Snap Comes Again? Where do all the old overcoats go? Evprv winter, there are cast aside tons of them, many almost new. What be comes of them? The old overcoat seems gradually to fade away. It passes through several steps before it reacnes its finis, and each is in a descending scale. Perhaps it finally ends in a rag shop or an ash barrel. The overcoat perhaps costs when now nnmothinr like $45. It was Worn by Mr. Banker, and was the best of its kind. It kept nim warm and sheltered him well till it began to wear around tha eon Tin n and to be a bit seedy at the edges. Then he wore it on very bad days only, and on dark, disagreeable riights a new one had taken its place as best, and it was in second class. The next summer, he wasn't so care ful in putting it away, and the moths tmt ntn it When he takes it out in the fall, there are holes here and there in it. and it looks too bad even ror general bad days. So he gives it to the 4nnitrkf flt thA hank. Mrs. Janitor is a good sewer. &ne patches up the coat, and Mr. Janitor wears it perhaps two winters, well. Then, someone else gives him another coat, and the first tramp that will help the janitor shovel coal, the next fall, gets the ancient overcoat. And after that, its career takes it all over the country, through patches and rents and darns and finally it is so mended that there isn't anything left of itself, ex cept additions. And then it reaches the trash heap and finally the rag shop. And when the banker writes a let ter on his fine linen stationery per haps that very old overcoat is what he does it on. Kansas City Journal. DID 'E. GO FORTH ? Yes. He Went Forth After He Had Gently Ducked Charles Austin's Lit tle Blow. While the soldiers in the Salvation Army barracks at 12 East Misspuri avenue were preaching for the wicked to flee from the wrath to come one of the regular attendants at the service saw his ancient enemy, one E. Goforth, come into the barracks. Wrath arose in him. and he sidled over to Goforth and said, "See me. Charles Austin, and I am going to do you up." Go forth lightly ducked the jolt that Aus tin threw at him and it struck Mrs. Mary Sager on the back of the head. She went down and out. In the mean time Goforth went forth, and a police man took Austin in charge. He was fined $25 in police court yesterday. Kansas City Journal. When looking don't fail te look over our line complete than teday. In prices. Side Boards, $9.00 to $35.00. , $2.25 to $17.50. 5c to $2.00. one half of them. Some time I want ia a point to rait you. If quality is THE VOTING MACHINE. An Indianian who wishes his name withheld for the present for prudential reasons has perfected a voting ma chine which, it is claimed, will sup plant all other machines now in use. He has applied for a patent, and tne inventor is now at work on a machine in its most perfect form. There have been two objections to the voting ma chine. One is because they cost so much, and the other is because they are so cumbersome. The Lafayette man is trying to overcome both of these objections. He can do away with the financial obstacle by making a machine that will sell for $100. He has overcome the objection to the size of the machine by making one that is compact and convenient. The front of this machine is not more than 24x18 inches and is light enough to be bandied without . a derrick. It is said to embrace a number of features that are not possessed by other ma chines, and to have some advantages over the best machine now on the mar ket. The contrivance Is arranged so that the voter can cast either a straight or a mixed ballot. The voting is done by pressing the button. Af ter the button has been pressed once it is automatically locked, so that it is impossible to vote more than once for the same candidate. If the inven tor has done everything now that he claims, he has one of the biggest things in his possession that was ever made. Las Vegas Optic. AN IDEAL ASSOCIATION. Inasmuch as club-women are so uni versally engaged in improving their villages, the plan of the Laurel Hill association should be very suggestive. Its objects, faithfully carried out for half a century, are "to improve and or nament the streets and public grounds of Stockbridge by planting and culti vating trees, cleaning and repairing sidewalks, and doing such other acts as shall tend to improve and beau tify the village." The membership may include any person over fourteen years of age who has planted or pro tected a tree under the direction of the executive committee, or has paid the association one dollar or has ren dered its equivalent in labor. Any person under fourteen who has paid twenty-five cents or performed work equal to that amount is also eligible. So the organization is a sort of family affair in which every person in the vil lage takes pride. That the fine repu tation of this association has gone forth is attested by the numerous let ters of inquiry which constantly come to it from would-be village "improv ers" in every state in the union. Ber tha Damaris Knobe in the December Woman's Home Companion. Dr. J. H. Parsons, Dentist, room 11 Plaza Block. 'Phone 8 to Kasemaa for the oest coal. Hotel Pierson. American plan $2.00 to $3.00 per day. All outside rooms. THE SOUTH'S COTTON CROP. The soutn's cotton crop this year will be worth from $450,000,000 'to $500,000,000, against an average of $300,000,000 of late years, an increase of from $150,000,000 to $200,000,000. In cluding the seed, the value of the cot ton crop will exceed $500,000,000. Ela borating i.ese lacts the Manufactur ers' Record says: "Southern mills will consume prob ably l.iau.000 bales, against 1,600,000 bales last year. This cotton, which will cost southern mills about $75,000, 000 to $80,000,000, will in its manufac tured shape be worth more than $225, OOO.O0Q, thus adding $150,000,000 in the process of manufacture. To this add an estimate of $100,000,000 as the value of cotton seed oil, hulls, etc., and it is found that the cotton crop this year will yield .o the south the following: Cotton and seed, $500,000,000; added value of cotton manufactured in the south, $150,000,000; value of oil and hulls, cake, etc., for feeding, $100,000 000; total $750,000,000." Ex. CHAMINDii,' THE COMPOSER. Cecile Chaminade is probably the most widely known of women compos ers. She lives near Paris, in which city she was born August 8. 1861. Her early musical education was directed by several fine European masters and made of her a piano virtuoso. Her large compositions include ballet music and a lyric symphony, but she is best known for her many songs. The most marked characteristic of her composi tions is her independence of the canons of her art. This is likely at first to make the student credit her with positive genius, an impression that rarely holds long. She engages yearly in concert tours of Europe and several times has talked of coming to this country. HOLIDAY EXCURSION RATES. "Via The Santa Fe Route." On account of the holidays the "Santa Fe Route" will sell round trip tickets to all points on their line in New Mexico at one fare for the round trip, selling dates Dec 24th., 25th.. 31. and January 1st., final return limit January 2nd., tickets on sale at City and Depot offices. Buttermilk. Telephone No. 156. Go to Hotel Don Bernardo, leading hotel of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Drummers' headquarters, $2 and $2.50. $1,500 to loan at 6 per cent for five years on improved business property. B. F. Hammett & Sons. Mills Building. CHANGE IN MEXICAN CENTRAL LEAVING TIME, Effective December 16th. Mexican Central will leave El Paso at 9:40 a. m., Juarez at 10:40 a. m., local time. CEMENT SIDEWALK. If you want a desirable walk, W. S. Holtzman, P. O. Box 886.