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EL PASO DAILY HERALD. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY I, 1901
'it was adopted NEW TELEPHONE- COMPANY NOW ON ITS FEET AT LAST. After a Long and Hard Fight the Ri val Company Is Granted Full Per mission to Operate In this City. The city council met at the usual "hour last night and every member an swered to his name, except Aldermen McDuffie and Clifford. Many minor matters were offered for consideration, but there was nothing of general interest except the grant ing of the franchise to the Southern Telegraph and Telephone company. City Engineer Wimberly reported that the citizens of North El Paso street wanted the sewer system ex tended one block further north and recommended that the petition be granted. The board approved his recommendation and granted the pe tition. In his regular report Chief Lockart of the police force stated that he had ordered the street lights on the 24th. 25th and 26lh when the sky was cloudy He said that he understood that he had this right but afterwards learned that he had not but wanted the council to give him that right as on cloudy nights the moon gave so little light that it was of no use The council granted his request and in the future lights will burn on all cloudy nights. City Clery Catlin offered the report of City Treasurer Fatsett showing that $10,778.75 had been collected. The re port was referred to the finance com mittee. The clerk also read a report on build ing permits for the months of Novem ber and December. The report showed that 56 permits had been issued rep resenting the investment of $82,550. The report was referred to the build ing committee. The chief of police reported that during the month of January he had assessed a total of $2,000 in fines and had collected $1,698. Many fines were yet due but some had escaped. The report was referred to the police com mittee. Alderman Ogden presented a request from th9 G. A. R. that the city keep the United States flag floating from all public buildings. He thought the ide a good one and recommended that the board so order it. The matter received favorable consideration and the flags wre ordered up. Franchise Adopted. Tko franchise of the Southern Tele phone and Telegraph company again carae up for discussion. Alderman Grant of the ordinance committee read the ordinance granting the company a franchise and recommended that it be 'adopted. In some clause the ordin ance stated that the company was not to charge more than $30 per year for business houses and not more than $20 per year for residences. and in cases where the phones were not used the company must not charge more than the yearly rates or $2.50 per month. Attorney Bridgers, who is a mem ber of the company, made a strong pro test against this clause. He stated that the company could not afford to put in a telephone for two or three months at the yearly rate and as the matter was explained in the petition for the 'franchise he thought it unjust to force that clause on the company. He said the company wanted the same privileges in that matter that the old company had. which was to settle the matter on short term contracts with the patron. T. C. Lyons, also a member of the company, stated that under that order men who possessed malice toward the company could order one hundred phones put in adobe houses on the river which would cost them several hundred dollars and not use them at all. Under the state law a telephone company must put in a phone for any one wanting it and he thought it un just to place the company in that po sit ion. Chairman Grant agreed to the amendment and so changed thi pro vision ofthe ordinance. Alderman John Brunner. who has opposed the new company from the be ginning with all his power, treated the audience to a surprise by moving that the ordinance be adopted as amended. The motion was promptly sereaded and passed with a unanimous vote. Bills Allowed. The chairman of the finance com mittee submitted the reports for the street commissioner's pay roll for last week and the city pay roll for the month of January. The pay roll for the month of January amounted to $4,071.35. The electric light company also had a bill of 435 for lights fur nished during the carnival, which was ordered paid in cash. The Southern Electric company also had a bill of $400 for wiring the plaza and other streets for the carnival, which was increased to $435 that the company might have cash and not dis counted scrip. Ogden Not a Farmer. Alderman Ogden reported that the street committioner had asked him for more trees to plant in the parks and streets. He said he did not favor spending any more money for trees unless they could be made to grow and so far they had been a faiure. The cause was discussed and Ogden said that he was no farmer and din not know what was the matter with the trees. After tending to several minor mat ters the board adjourned. WHAT IS COURAGE? A Government Scout's Illustration of Its Highest Form. "Some years ago at Fort Sill, In dian Territory, there was a government scoat, whose name was Thomson." says Richard Harding Davis in Everybody's Magazine. "He furnished me with a story of an incident which he consid ered was the best illustration of the highest form of real courage. An Indian agent had sent in word m to the post that the Indians near him were on the point of an outbreak, and that he believed they might sweep down upon him at any moment. Thom son and a boy lieutenant just out from West Point were detailed to rido over to the agency and make an investiga tion. While they were seated on the veranda of the agent's house, and while he was reciting his reasons for believing an uprising was imminent, about two hundred Indians came gal loping towards them across the prairie. They were in war paint and war bon nets, and they came yelling and bran dishing their Winchesters. The In dian agent retreated to his second story and concealed himself beneath th3 bed. Thomson remained seated with his feet against the rail of the porch, and calm ly observed the advancing whiriwind of painted bodies, eagles' feathers, and fluttering blankets. The boy from West Point imitated Thomson. He knew that if on their return to the post the famous Indian fighter should give a good account of him to the old officers, his reputation would be instantly and pleasantly es tablished. That was allowing, of course, that they ever did return to the post. So he kept his feet on the railing and puffed at his cigar.' The Indians fell off their ponies in front of the scout, and their chief men began to boast, and to threaten him, while the young braves kept up a wild and nerve racking chorus of wbhops and yells. Thomson related what followed in this way: "I was talking to old Red Wolf, and telling him what would happen if he let loose against the settlers. I was talking fast, for they were sure enough starting on the war path, and I knew if they weren't stopped at the start, the few of us at Fort Sill couldn't stop them after they got going. I was threatening him with the whole Uni ted States army, and trying to make him hear me, when the youngster from West Point turned his head towards me and grinned. 'Thomson.' he said, 'who's your fat friend?" "He had his hands in his belt and his cigar in his mouth, and he spoke so quiet that I couldn't make out what he meant, but he was looking behind me. so I turned and looked too. An old chief, weighing about three hun dred pounds, had slipped off his pony and crept up behind me, and was point ing his Winchester at full cock Just back of my ear. When I turned my head the muzzle punched me in the cheek. Now, what I say is. that any man that knows he's got to die can be cool and funny about it himself, and let on he don't care, but a man who can be cool and funny when his friend has got to die is a damned brave- man." For the benefit of those who want to know what happened after tha. I can only tell them that Red Wolf inter fered In behalf of Thomson, and that he and the lieutenant were allowed to return to Fort Sill, where for many years after Thomson quoted the boy as being the bravest man of his acquaintance. TELEPHONE WAR RIVAL COMPANIES MAY LOCK HORNS. The New Company Expects to Have its Phones Operating Within Seven Months. The new telephone company, fnal action on whose franchise was taken by the city council last night, will be gin work immediately and hopes to have its system in operation at the end of seven months. The promoters of the new company, Mrs. Brett. T. C. Lyons, and W. W. Bridgers. have been working hard and according to their statements have met with wonderful success. They have the names of about five hundred sub scribers on their list and T. C. Lyons who is doing the soliciting, is adding more da'ly. A large portion of the treasury stock will be placed among subscribers in this city. The stock is issued in shares ot $50 each and in that way each subscriber becomes a stockholder and receives his annual dividends. It is said that the stock has been taken rapidly. The company . will invest in the neighborhood of $50,000 in its plant and within the inner fire limits its wires will be laid underground, at con siedrable cost. This it is said will im prove the service. T telephone war between the two companies is expected to result with in a short time and if it comes the people will reap the ben fit. SNEEZE WITHOUT WINKING. Bobby came home one day covered with dirt and bruises and trundling a broken bicycle. "What on earth have you been doing my child?" exclaimed his terrified mother. "I ran over a big dog and took a fall." explained Bobby. "Couldn't you see him and give him the road?" "Yes. I say him and was turning out out but when I got within about ten feet of him I shut my eyes and before I got 'em open again I'd run into him." For the land s sake, what did you shut your eyes for?" "Couldn t help it. Had to sneeze. . If you think you can hold your eyes open when the sneeze comes you just try it some day." If the reader thinks Bobby s excuse was not a valid one. let him try it some day "when the sneeze comes." Youth's Companion. ONLY HALF TRUE. The following is an opinion doubt less to be shared by many Americans who heard Matthew Arnold lecture during his stay among us. After his i return to London, at the close of his ! firt American tour, he visited Mrs. I Procter, the widow of "Barry Coin wall." and mother of Adelaide Proctor. ' The elady was then 80 years old. pnd in giving Mr. Arnold a cup of tea she : asked with the pardonable frankness I of age: I "And what did they say about you in America?" "Well." said the literary autocrat. "they said I was conceited. They said mv clothes did not fit me." Well, how. commented the ladv. ! "I think they are mistaken as to the clothes." Youth's Companion. i Calendars and lariea at Pnttor White's. HOW THEY DIED STRANGE INDIAN LEGEND OF ARIZONA CLIFF DWELLERS. Their Enemies fursued Them to their Caves and Suffocated them With Smoke. Many Skeletons Found Huddled Together. FORT APACHE. Ariz., Jan. 28. Rain! Rain!! Rain!!! It has rained nearly every day for a week. Who says that it never rains ia Ari zona? It has rained more since December last year than in the previous four years. It is terribly muddy here; to use the slang phrase "it is a little sloppy-" The mail which comes from Hol brook. one hundred miles overland, has been behind time lately on account of the mud and rain. Fort Apache is the headquarters of two companies of soldiers who are sta tioned here to hoi dtho White Moun tain Apache Indians in check, they be ing yet somewhat warlike. They how ever are more peaceable than in for mer years. These Indians who have a reservation about as large as the state of Deleware, number at present 1850. Their lands, however, for the most part are mountainous and make even poor erazing lands: but iu the valley of the White river. Black river, and the Sibl cu creek corn and wheat are raised in such quantities that in fair years the Indians besides supplying their own wants furnish the military post and the Fort Apache agency with all the grain and hay that is needed. Fort Apache U situated in a very picturesque valley at the junction of White and Black rivers. 'io the east of the Fort about one mile is the re mains of an ancient Indian village and fort and futher up Black river to the east, probably four miles, the sides of that river are honeycombed with the remains of the Cliff Dwellers. One entrance opens up into several hundred rooms. The rooms are dark and dismal and thire are so many of them that the tourists are compelled to line their course with a string in order not to lose their course and them peiith in the tombs of that once queer people who inhabited this section of the country. These rooms one opening into another extend back under the solid roof of rock for, I sup pose, miles. So far back at least that even the Smithsonian institute men failed to reach its utmost recesses. The rooms have been chiseled out along a great fissure with some crude instrument Some of the rooms are very large, some are mere hallways. One room contains the remains of about four hundred skeletons the peo le s.eem to have all huddled together as though some great catastrophe had overtaken them and they had assem bled for a last prayer to their gods and that having been said they there per ished. What the catastrophe was is only in conjecture. The Indians have a le gend that these Cliff Dwellers were at war with another ancient race and these White Mountain Cliff Dwellers having been defeated, retreated to their cliff houses where they were shut in by their conquerers and there suffocat ed with smoke fr-jm fires built by the invaders in the cliff entrances. This seems vory probable as the en trance wall sare smoked. They might however, have been shut in by a caving in of the entrance tnd thereafter ex hausted themselves in trying to cut their way out and while doing so per- isiit-u of hunger and thirst The Markets Today's quotations on the New York stock exchange and cotton exchange, the Chicago board of trade, and the Colorado Springs mining exchange, as given below, are as received over pri vate wire at the El Paso Stock and Mining exchange, Sheldon hotel block. Oregon street: STOCKS (New York). Open Close American Sugar 136",i 136 American Steel & Wire ..44'H 45 Atchison Pfd 87 88 Brooklyn Rapid Transit.. 77 77 Chicago Gas 99 101 Federal Steel 44 47V4 Louisville & Nashville &$Vn 90 Manhattan .117 117 New York Central 143 143 Northern Pacific 82 82 Rock Island 125 125 St. Paul 152U 151 Tenn. Coal & Iron 59 61 MINE STOCKS (Colorado Springs.) Bid Asked Sales Anchoria 100 Portland ..'...' 322 330 Gold Coin 325 323 600 Isabella 68 68 Elkton Sales 191-192 GRAIN (Chicago). Open Close May Wheat 80 80 May Corn 44 44 COTTON, (New York). Open Clqse March Cotton 9.29 9.32 May Cotton 9.20 9.23 No reports tomorrow except Colorado mining stocks on account of the burial of Queen Victoria. HELEN GOULD DONATES HALF A MILLION FOR A BUILDING FOR THE Y. M. C. A. NEW YORK, Feb. 1. The statement was made here this morning that Hel en Gould had given half a million dol lars for the erection and equipment of a building to be known as the naval branch of the Young Men's Christian association. TIIIIMHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT tveryining Known in Music. THE NEW YEAR; Finds us striving as we al ways have in the past to maintain a strictly up-to-date ' Music Department in our big . store. That we have succeeded is evidenced by the phe- ', nominal increase in our piano sales for 1900. Our trade in small instruments, sheet mu- ) sic and musical merchandise for the same period, nearly ' quadrupled that ot any' other year in our business history. . We ask ourselves with par- donable pride, what are the causes? The people, not only those of our own city but ia all that territory of which El Paso Is the trade center, know that they can get here everything known in music. I That they can buy as cheap here as in the eastern, mar ket. That we never misrep resent any goods. That our Customers interest is our in terest That we will always I be found striving to please you goes without saying. W. G. WALZ CO.. El Paso, Tex. I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14- M yar's Opera House FRID4Y, FEB. 8TH. SOCIETY EVENT OF THE SEASON BY Western Retekah Lodge. No. 191. I. 0. 0. F. LADY MINSTRELS VAUDEVILLK AM) DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT. Guaranteed Hign Class Show, Say Over 40 OAmerican Cities. Th LATEST, BRIGHTEST. AND FUNNIST OF ALL HOME EN TERTAINMENTS. Refined and funny, a roaring, rous ing rally of songs and laughter. Great first part, new jokes, new music, new ideas, new solos and cho ruses. 80 PEOPLE 80 Admission, 25c, 50c, and 75c. Box sheet opens Friday, February 8, at 10 a. m. Heard In Hotel Lobbies... t The Stilwell party came up to the hotel ast night for dinner' and spent several hours in the corridors tell ing jokes on each other and yarns of Mexico. Mr. Sloan. Stilwell's secre tary was with the crowd and gave away some of the little things the party rot into while on the way down. "They are a jrreen crowd when you get them down among the Mexicans," he said "acd if I were to tell it all they would leave me here to walk home. Mr. Stilwell was busy most of the time doging newspaper reportfrs but the rest of the crowd amused themselves witht the Mexican palados while the palados had still more fun out of them Mr. Schmick of Cleveland thought he had plenty of fun throwing Clackers in the sand and watching the small boys scramble for them. He was pick ed up on one scheme when he told the boys he would give Ihera a dollar each to jump from the roof of a small house. One boy got up and tried it successful ly and then the others followed. He was as god as his word and was giv ing them a dolalr each when the first thing he knew about a hundred boys came and joined the crowd. He want ed to back out and then the boys chased him into the car where he had to lock himself up to get rid of them." ... H. A. Lozier. the millionaire bicycle manufacturer of Cleveland. Ohio, was with the Stilwell party that came up from Mexico last night Mr. Lozier is becoming interested in Mexico and is one of the promoters of the Stilwell railroad. He tells some good stories about his bicycles, which he claims are the best in the world. Did you hear how a poor traveler escaped from the savaees who were chasing him recently in the cannibal islai'ds?" he asked of the Herald reporter last -.light "The poor man was discovered by the can nibals and they were chasing him across the desert. He was almost ready to give up and let them devour him when he saw some camels crossing the desert loaded with bicycles. A thought struck him. He charged one of the camels and stole a bicycle and leaping on it vanished in the hot winds while the savages stood in amszement. In a few hours he reach ed civilization and wired me the new? of his narrow escape and good for tune. When threatened by pneumonia or any other lung trouble, prompt relief Is necessary, as it Is dangerous to de lay. We would suggest that Ons Minute Cough Cure be taken as soon as indications of having taken cold are noticed. It cures quickly and Its early use prevents consumption. Fred Schaefer. druggist. The most soothing, healing and an tiseptic application ever edvised Is DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. It re lieves at once and cures piles, sores. eczema and skin diseases. Beware of imitations. Fred Schaefer, druggist. Such little pills at DeWitt's Little Early Risers are very easily taken, and they are wonderfully effective in cleansing the liver and bowels. Fred Schaefer, druggist. ?tee large display of pictures at ''akesley & Freeman's. Massage at Natatorium Turkish baths. t THE HERALD, "WE WILL" 1901. gmmm pacific 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 ASK TICKET AGENTS FOR PARTICULARS S. F. B. MORSE. Pass. Traf. Mgr., Houston. Texas. rAKE tff FHE Cannon Ball as (jj? PA5 Leave El Paso Daily 6:501 M., City Time- Solid Vestlbnled Train Throughout. Latest Pattern Pullman Buffet Sleepers. 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Cured over 600 disease In this city. No The secret of hit success is: He guarantees to cure people of catarrh, consum ption, rupture, asthma, cough, gonorr hoea, lost manhood, pneumonia, fever stricture, erysipelas, syphillis, rheuma tism, paralysis and all female troubles. Medicine mailed to any address. Of fice 311 St. Louis Street. Office hours: From 9 a. m.. to 1 B m. Consultation free. POMEROY'S El Paso Transfer Company. HACKS,' BUS AND BAGGAGE. 'Phone 18. 300-306 S. Oregon. PINGREE MEETS A BISHOP. An Episcopal bishop made Mr. Pin gree's acquaintance. Belligerant as he was. Mr. Pingree gave evidence of backwardness and shyness, for he was none too well posted on bishops and didn't know just how to take them. "I see by the papers that you are much addicted to swearing," said the bishop. "Yes. I've seen something of that kind in the papers, myself," said Ha zen, acting very much like a snail in the act of pulling in its shell. "Well." said the bishop, "judging by what you have to contend with, I I would not be surprised if you did not swear pretty often. f Try a hot clam bouillon at Potter & White's. "Sunset Route" he Best SERVICE IN THE SOUTH L. J. PARKS, O. P. & T. A.. Houston, Texas. 9? TRAIN and save TIME1 OF MSXICO will show you that the MJU ICAN CENTRAL RY. reaches all of tb important points of Mexico. Tbe taM land of Mexico traversed 'n its entirety b For the Toilet Table ' Our Complexion Creams, Toilet Waters, Perfumes, and Powders are indispensable for the refined and dainty woman. We have everything in toilet articles in sponges, loofahs, sea salt, fine soaps, bath, nail and tooth brushes, that are of superior manufacture and reliable quality. FRED SCHAEFFER, THE DRUGGIST. If You want to And a man and don't see him on tha I recta, go to the . . Gem: Billiard Rooms iii . . Gentlemen's Resort. . . 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