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PART TWO. EL PASO, 1EXAS FRIDAY, DECFMBER 21, 1900. , PAGFS 9 AND 10 t O. C BALXJNOKR. J. i. LON8WILI Bailinger k Longwell, Transfer, Livery, Feed anl ale Sables. New Rigs, Rubber Tires, Good Driver. Hack Service Promtly Furnished Transferrin, of FreUD. Vight aad bnn taanUna. Oonalanians of frelgnt in ow lota for dlatribauoa given prompt attention. - - - - - HT la eeoommodaMona for kand lla lira stock- la traaalt tarouca toe dry. - -- -- -- -- -- -- mil llaa of wacoas. bastias aad fls- Irvery waans. - -- -- -- -- Giye usa Trial. Ho. U and It Baa rrametaoo street aad IN aata ra street. Phone No. 1 . El Paso, Tex - If You want to And a man anC don't see him en tht treeu, go to the . . Gem Billiard Rooms The . . Gentlemen's Resort. . HOTELS. UnJer One Management HOTEL PIERSON KATES 2 00 to S3. 00. All ontslde sonny room. Excel lent table board. Batter and cream from cor own Jersey dairy. Special ratea by the month. HOTEL FRNCIS European plan rates 75c to II, 60." Finest rooms and finest f arnlabed la tbe city. Every room baa pare porcelane batbs. Special rates by the week or month. ARDMORE RESTAURANT American Cooks. 'Everything strictly first-class. NO. 207 TEXAS STREET. Chopped in Two. Your dollar Is split In tbe middle when you buy coal that Is half waste ashes, cllnkers.aleff. Why not tret a dollar's worth for your dollar? liowy t$uy honest, clean, well-screened, accurately weigh ed coal from Payne-Badger Coal tv VIOUtlU AJTD B.BTAII, DBALBRS III COAL Wood, Lime, Cement. Plaster Fire brick, Fire clay Plas tering, Hair, Etc. 'Phone 389. Second and Chihuahua. SIcaKA MADRE LINE j . li. A. M . P. By.) , I HPasa Tex., to Casu &oiidw,Chk,Mei Distance 151 Miles j Opens So capita; lata aad proapector be moat resourceful and larltlns I section or Mexico. J Oonven'ea ; to A merlcan and Uaxlcaa market. LEADING IHDUSTRIBB: Mlnlni i Lumber-Ins, Stock Raising, run- i Ins and Fruit Orowin. aiunlflcent openings in these linen Tbe policy of the clerra Had re Llaa Is to encourage aid foster la every consistent manner all legitimate ' laduatrles In Its territory, calcu lated to promtrse the welfare of the country. Correspondence solicited. Jo. P. Kjmsbv, General Manager. J.T. Looav. Gen. Traffic Act.. K rato, Texas, and Oludad Juares. J A Sanger i Sewing Machine Makes a nice . f Xmas present, f Sold on Easy , Payments J A J. J. SPEIR. t I 402 El Paso Street, f A PHONE 499 D8BDA . BAniOLU. President w. n. nuipi, .icrr-'- DLTSSKS S. STBWAKT, Caanler. JOS. W. WILLIAMS. Asst. Cashier. THE flIBST NATIONAL BANE tt.1 petso. Texas. OetpiteLl etxici Sa.rxDlXB, $15000C O.M.MORCHf resident J.O. lANO, Ooahteri ST l'E national bane Established April, 1881. A . . -. lmate banking: business transacted in all its branches . .Exchange o -all the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest prices paid for Mas loan Dollars. It. M. Opinhemir, President. T. M .Win GO, Cashier. H. L. Nxwman, Vloe President, Wh. H. Webb, Assistant Cashle- J. G. LOWDON, Second Vice-President. The LowdoOational 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 8. LEBIHSKT. A.8OLO1I0H. B. P. hUOHBLBON. S. J. FBBDDBHTHAL Prealdaat. Vice resident. Secretary. Oeneral at seat. I5 H. LESINSKY CO.. Wholesale Grocers and JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS. e carry a complete line of Btaple and Fancy Groceries, and guarantee all oar food. I' ll ass. We solicit the trade of dealers only, and give especial attention to mall orders New and Second-Hand Furniture The New Store at tbe old stand Is where prices talk. A True Confession is Food for the Soul 1 promised tbe public to pay tbem 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. C. C. SHELTON Across from Zelger Betel l-NAGLEY, LYONS as McBEAN, j j Expert Funeral Directors and Embalmers J i -Parlors 305 Office Open Day and Night Emerson 324 A 326 El Paso St. mo Carriage Furnished: B & O S-W-B & ''The National 3 Daily Trains to... CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE. WASHINGTON. BALTI- j MORE, PHILADELPHIA. NEW YORK. INFORMATION REGARDING RATES, ROUTES, TIME OP TRAINS. ETC., CAN BE SECURED BT APPLY ING TO O. P. MeCARTT. enT Pass. Agt. Cincinnati, O ssaraouuin Nothing Superior to the "Sunset-Central Special'' or Pull man Standard and Excursion Sleeping Car Ser vice, operated via Sunset Route and its Con nections between all Points North, East, outheast and West ASKTICKET AGENTS FOR PARTICULARS S. F. B. MORSE, Pass. Traf. Mgr.. Houston, Texas. . - A WAIL, r HUM MUNI ANA. i a dOSSPH BtAOOrFIN, lee J. ru HUH.LL, Asst.Oasblar. 116 SOUTH 0RE60N STREET El Paso St.- Telephone 197 j 8l Berrien Phones 71. 68 A 196 O Highway" Best line to all POINTS EAST... G. B. WARFEL, Aest Genl Pass Agt, St. Louis, Mo. Mil DT DiPTTJTi" ''Sunset Route" The Best SERVICE IN THE SOUTH L. J. PARKS, G. P. & T. A., Houston, Texas I ' Cowbora Not True to Tradltfoma af the "Woolly Wtit." Northern Montana is bewailing the decadence of the cowboy Justly, It would seem, if there be truth in the report that two border outlaws chased a dozen members of the Diamond R round up outfit for 20 miles in terror stricken search for refuge to the town of Culbertson. Think of it! Twelve doughty knigbts of the plain, blue of lip and wild of eye, spurring their horses to Incontinent flight over sage brush and bunch grass and ever and anon turning their wan faces back ward over shivering shoulders for a look at their relentless pursuers! Pic ture In your mind's eye the scudding of a dozen jack rabbits clcse pressed by a pair of ravenous wolves! Oh, the horror of it! The report from Culbertson says the cowboys were unarmed, excepting one or two guns in the whole outfit. It is a bard allegation, and public judgment should be suspended pending the re ceipt of further particulars. If It be proved true ah, well, we of Montana must blush for the shame of it! The traditions of the gun are dear to the western heart- It has barked defiance to law and order. It has been the chief property of the cowboy comedy of "shooting up the town," and it has fur nished ragtime music for many a ten derfoot to dance by. lias the west ward course of empire relegated the "shooting iron" to the scrap pile? Has It gone the way of the brown buffalo and the preserved Indian? Will It no longer dangle In menace from the belt of the bold vaqucro? It would seem so, for the report has it that the Dia mond R outfit was unarmed. All the world will Join In the north ern Montana wall. The iconoclast Time has shattered the Idol of the "wild and woolly west- The long locks of the cowboy have been shorn; his goatee Is preserved only as a memory of the aging face of "Buffalo Bill" Cody; his buckskin habiliments have given way to overalls and Jumpers, and his brav ery is lound between the yellow covers of a nickel novel. Twelve cowboys chased by two ban dits! They will not believe It in the east, where the popular Idea of the cowboy is still somewhat awesome aDd picturesque. Here in Montana, swal lowing our pride, we will henceforth look upon him as a herder of cattle and brander of calves our calf boy. Butte City Inter Mountain. We Are Old. So accustomed have Americans be come to think of the United Stated as a new country that the statement of Mr. Albion W. Tourgee that "we are one of the oldest of existing civilized nations" seems to require an explana tion. Since tbe foundation of the gov ernment, almost 112 years ago, there has been no break in our presidential succession. During that period, ac cording to Judge Tourgee, the form of government In France has changed ten times. "Oermany," he adds, "is but 30 yoars old. Austria as a nation Is tbe outcome of the Hungarian re bellion. Italy is a still later product of popular evolution." How Nature Warna. Seaweed as a test for sewage is the discovery made by Dr. Letts, pro fessor of chemistry in the Belfast col lege, and his coadjutor, Mr. Haw-i thorne of the same college, says a Lon- : don newspaper. Their attention had been called to large quantities of pu-! trefying seaweed ouside Belfast and j Dublin. Investigation proved that the growth of the weed depended largely on the sewage pollution of the water and that, in fact, it only flourished in localities where such pollution existed. The results of Professor Letts' experi-! ments were recently communicated toi tbA bfmfrnl utwt IrM rtf o RiHtkh a a- sociation. Molten Wood. After fireproof wood has come molten wood, a French discovery. This new body is bard, but can be shaped and polished at wilL It Is impervious to water and acids and is a perfect elec trical nonconductor. It Is tbe inven tion of M. de Gall, inspector of forests at Lemur, France. By means of dry distillation and high pressure the es cape of developing gases is prevented, thereby reducing the wood to a molten condition. After cooling off tbe mass assumes the character of coal, yet without showing a trace of the organic construction of that mineral. Attacked by a Turtle. John Fisher of Romney. W. Va while following his ouUine in the south branch of the Potomac, landed two turtles, the larger weighing about 40 pounds. In lifting the latter turtle into tbe boat the book broke, and tbe turtle at once began an attack on Fisber, chasing him from one end of tbe boat to tbe other. He bad nothing to de fend himself with except a paddle. The battle lasted ten minutes, the turtle hissing and showing great viciousness. It finally got back Into tbe water. Washington Post. All Sonna. "What are the wild waves saying?" murmured the woman as she stood on the silver lining of tbe mighty main. "Nothing, Maria," replied tbe man hoarsely. "They are like some people we know they make a great deal of noise, but don't say anything." Tlt Blts. Worklnsr Down. "It Is claimed, I see, that Count Bon I Castellane has worked the Goulds for more cash to keep up appearances." "Say. If things keep on much longer that fellow will be reduced to Invent ing car fare stories." Cleveland Plain Dealer. SIXTY DOLLAR BILL. Probably the Only Piece of Money oi Ita Kind Extant. Spokane has the only ?G0 paper bill In United States currency known to be in existence. It was issaed at the first session of the Continental congress in 1778 and carries with It all the crudity of that age. It is a peculiar looking document, being a piece of greenish paper of much tbe same material as the present paper money, except that it is heavier. In shape it is almost square, with di mensions of about 4 by 3Mi inches. . On one side of the bill Is written the receipt, which Is as follows: "This bill entitles tbe bearer to re ceive 60 Spanish milled dollars for val ue received in gold or silver, according to a resolution passed by congress at Philadelphia Sept 26; 177&" On the back of the bill Is drawn a bow with a set arrow. Along the mar gin tbe value of the bill is again print ed and at one side the words, "Printed, Hall & Selers. 1778." At the bottom of tbe face is the signature of some one In authority. The letters have so faded out that It is almost impossible to fol low the characters. Some have imag ined they could trace the signature of George Washington upon those lines, but others could not imagine what au thority be bad to distribute' money at that date. This rare bill is the property of Otto Fiecbtl of the Fiechtl quartet of the Cceur d'Alene. It was presented to him at the Charleston earthquake in 1886 for the saving of an Irishman's life. Tbe open hearted act of the big German toward his hereditary enemy so overcame the man from Erin's isle that be gave bim tbe only article of value he possessed. Mr. Fiechtl was desirous of ascer taining the true value of tbe bill and in 1803 sent it to Washington, where it was kept for six months while ' the treasury department investigated tbe issuance of tbe bill. It was adjudged legal, as tbe issue of SCO bills at that time was known to have been made, though this is the only one which has not been returned to the treasury de partment. The piece of money has considerable value outside of the amount upon its face. Tbe Spokaue man now in possession of the relic bas refused an offer of $1,000 for it and says no price could Induce bim to part with it. Sp.jkane Chronicle. The Forelam Soldier. Martin B. Schroeder of Philadelphia, a soldier now serving In China, writing of the occupation of TIen-tsin. says: "If a soldier wants any work done, be lays hold of tbe first Chinaman he encoun ters and compels bim to do his bidding. Tbe Russian soldiers are the worst. They work tbe Chinks almost to death during tbe day and then kill them at night. Many of the soldiers are well supplied with money which they have taken from tbe Chinese. An American here is held in high respect by tbe peo ple of all other nations. ' Tbe Japanese make fine little soldiers, but they are being butchered without mercy. Here we see Tommy Atkins. He is all right, but a fouler mouthed lot of soldiers 1 never beard. The French soldier is a disappointment- He looks like a dry goods clerk with an ill fitting uniform on. The Germans are all about the same size and never tire singing. The Russians are the poorest and dirtiest looking soldiers here, and they have the least friends because they are so merciless in their treatment of the Chl- Glad He Waint Home. Though the Teuton loves bis father land he is sometimes very glad to be out of it. as the following story which I heard the other day bears witness to: The other day a young German, a well known operatic singer, meeting some compatriots In a west end cafe, made a few disparaging remarks about the kai ser. Later he sought quarters in a hotel. Early in the morning be awoke and for tbe nonce was puzzled as to his lati tude. He remembered that be had said something uncharitable respecting Em peror William and got Into a condition of blue funk, as-he thought be was in for a year or two of imprisonment for the offense of leze majesty. Suddenly be beard the "mee-ow" of the milkman, and be jubilantly exclaimed to himself: "Thank bimmel. I am safe? 1 am in London. Donnerwetter. I fancied I was in Berlin !" Loodosj Household Words. Alpine Rsalcs Abandoned. How few tourists now take the trou ble to see the great passes of tbe Alps, where the scenery Is always grander and more varied than It Is in the val leys or on tbe summits! Grandest among these passes is the St. Gothard, but the road over it Is well nigh de serted, for the swarms of travelers make no bait between Lucerne and Co mo and are content with glances from the car windows before and after en tering the tunnel. Tbe Slmplon is an other Impressive pass where the me chanics are now tunneling from each end. Tbe road travel over it is already light during the summer, and when the railway is completed tbe diligences will be taken off and the route be aban doned, as tbe highway over the Great St Bernard has been emptied from Martigny to Aosta. Cor. New York Tribune. Brltlab Like Onr Cenana Method. Inquiries have been received from tbe Britisb government concerning tbe methods of taking the American cen sus, because it bas never been able to secure such comprehensive data or even as complete a count of population in ten years of continuous work as the American system bas secured In 12 months. With 24 potential facts con cerning each Individual accessible the sociological and psychological problems of the present tfme crowin out of th assimilation of large masses of foreign ers with the American people become a fascinating study. National Magazine. WONDERFUL SCALES. Will Welsh Accurately a Possd ef Feathers or Two Bia; Caanon. While Washington is not a manufac turing city, with large industrial enter prises requiring the use of monster weighing machines, or "scales," as they are commonly called, it bas many weight determining balances and oner at least which leads all others In this , country. The large scales upon which entire freight cars, with their loads of many tons, are weighed are considered colossal, but with all their Immensity they are meager in the eyes of Uncle Sam, who went the railroad magnates of the country "one better" by Install ing at the navy yard the largest pair of scales In the country. This machine can outweigh the lar gest railroad scales by , 5o tons. ,and when it is considered that its results must be accurate to a pound, while railroad scales are considered good when they come within 50 pounds of the exact weight the result obtained Is little less than marvelous. The scales are scarcely two years old, having been brought here during October, 1898, and1 set in position in the south end of the big navy yard near one of the gun shops. A track leads from the gunshop to a forge and crosses the flooring of the big scales about ten feet east of tbe entrance to tbe latter building. A considerable period of time was re quired for the manufacture and erec tion of this monster machine. It was brought here In sections, and the great est care was exercised in reassembling the various sections of steel so that the poise of the broad platform should be exact Hundreds of visitors have trod across this platform without knowing they were near one of the most interesting mechanical contrivances in the nation al, capital. They are not mentioned in the guidebooks, and the men at tbe -navy yard do not call attention to the -scales par excellence unless perhaps a -flat car happens to be on the platform being weighed, with its load of two or " three great guns. All the large ord nance manufactured for tbe navy is -weighed upon this machine. It was -built for that special purpose and bas -given great satisfaction, two years of " usage having failed to dull its sensitive nature. There is nothing attractive about tbe scales. From tbe surface of the ground they took like ordinary hay scales. , Their delicate mechanism, like tbe vital organs of the human body, is invisible to the eye. The most intricate parts are In a broad pit below the. ground. Close investigation, however, and a footrule would show that the platform of tbe machine is 43 feet long and 12 feet wide. Beneath the powerful ma chinery is a cement base laid upon ' long piles. The ground is somewhat . low, and it was necessary to utilize tbe- -services of a pile driver to secure a stable foundation. A solid base is one of tbe prime requisites of a perfect weighing machine. When the government sought bids: for the erection of the machine, notices were sent to ail the leading scale man ufacturers In the country, and the low--est bidder received the contract Much of its fine and peculiarly sensitive ap paratus was specially manufactured-' for use in tbe big machine, which dif fers in its parts from any other scales-' In the country. The completed struc ture Is regarded as the finest of its kind In tbe world, a model and marvel of modern mechanism, as well as a splen did achievement for American- ingenui ty. ' In order to illustrate the accuracy of the counterpoise of the huge machine to a reporter an officer in the bureau of . yards and docks picked up a half brick which was lying near by and tossed it upon the platform of the big scales. He then consulted a long brass lever in the reading box along the edge of tbe platform and found that tbe weight of the brickbat was just one oound. Turning to the reporter, he said tbe machine is so sensitive that it will give the exact weight of anything from a pound of feathers to a pair of 13 Inch guns and do it accurately. The ca pacity of tbe scales is 150 tons, or dou ble the capacity of the old set removed) when tbe present apparatus was in stalled. A 13 inch gun weighs about 63 tons. Two of these monster Instru ments of war. reclining on a 48 foot car truck, can lw weighed on the ma chine without taxing its capacity. Washington Post. With the Bsmtarnera. Theatrical Manager (to tbe perform ers) Play ahead! Play ahead! They are all useful things! Meggendorfer Blatter. The Invitation Front the Bear. "Let's each pull out." said the Ruadaa bear. "Let's each pull out." said he; "Both Yank and Gaul, and Bull and all. Let's each pul! out." said be. The Yank stared hard at the wily Bear; "I g-ueas I will." he said. The Bull looked queer, the Jap did leer. But the Dutchman aliook his head. Cleveland Plain Dealer. i V