EL PASO DAILY HERALD. FRIDAY. DECEMB. R 21, i900
Latest Re ports are that
ON THE ROAD lO THE POLE.
Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Account of
Cold Comfort in the Land of Per
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
"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
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.
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
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
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
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
"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.
cheapest to the best.
Furniture, Carpets and House
Furnishings, 216 San Antonio St.
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
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
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.
$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
'Phone 8 to Kasemaa for the oest
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
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.
CHANGE IN MEXICAN CENTRAL
Effective December 16th. Mexican
Central will leave El Paso at 9:40 a.
m., Juarez at 10:40 a. m., local time.
If you want a desirable walk, W. S.
Holtzman, P. O. Box 886.
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