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El Paso daily herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1881-1901, December 21, 1900, Last Edition 4:30 p.m., PART TWO, Image 9

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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 . .
The . .
Resort. .
UnJer One Management
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.
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.
American Cooks.
'Everything strictly first-class.
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
Wood, Lime, Cement. Plaster
Fire brick, Fire clay Plas
tering, Hair, Etc.
'Phone 389. Second and Chihuahua.
. li. A. M . P. By.) ,
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
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
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
D8BDA . BAniOLU. President w. n. nuipi, .icrr-'-
DLTSSKS S. STBWAKT, Caanler. JOS. W. WILLIAMS. Asst. Cashier.
tt.1 petso. Texas.
OetpiteLl etxici Sa.rxDlXB, $15000C
O.M.MORCHf resident
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
Prealdaat. Vice resident. Secretary. Oeneral at seat.
Wholesale Grocers
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.
Across from Zelger Betel
j Expert Funeral Directors and Embalmers J
-Parlors 305
Office Open Day and Night
324 A 326 El Paso St.
mo Carriage Furnished:
B & O S-W-B &
''The National
3 Daily
Trains to...
enT Pass. Agt.
Cincinnati, O
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
S. F. B. MORSE, Pass. Traf. Mgr..
Houston, Texas.
. - A WAIL, r HUM MUNI ANA. i a
J. ru HUH.LL, Asst.Oasblar.
El Paso St.-
Telephone 197 j
8l Berrien
Phones 71. 68 A 196
Best line to all
Aest Genl Pass Agt,
St. Louis, Mo.
''Sunset Route"
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-
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.

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