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EL PASO DAILY HEKALD, WEDNESDAY. FfcBRUARY 13. 1901.
41 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 'i 1 Neighborhood Notes. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii i M n n 1 TEXAS. PYTHIANS RESIST PAYMENT. An interesting suit went to trial be fore Judge Meek of the United States court for the northern district of Tex as in Dallas Saturday. Mrs. Julia E. Harrell has sued the supreme lodge. Knights of Pythias, to enforce payment on a life insurance policy of $3000 held by her late husband in the order. Ed win O. Harrell was shot and killed on December 21. 1899. by F. M. Etheridge. Both were lawyers and Mr. Etheridge is still a prominent practitioner at the Dallas bar. Harrell was a Knight of Pythias and had a policy in the in surance branch of the society. When the policy was presented by Mrs. Har rell for payment the order refused to pay on the ground that Harrell had been the cause of his own death and that a clause in the contract under which the policy was issued provided that in such cases the policy should become null and void. The defense essays to prove that Harrell was the aggressor in the difficulty with Ether idge. The plaintiff attempts to show the reverse. Etheridge was released after the killing and was never in dicted. The pending case is a very un usual one and is being hotly contested. HIS NOSE CAVED IN. Judge Kilpatrick and Jack Brown, of Marfa. drove down to Terlingua, the quicksilver camp, where the judge owns an interest in some mining claims. On their way back they hap pened to a serious accident. The king bolt of their hack gave way without any warning while they were driving - along and the front part of the back fell to the ground with a Jolt. Mr. Brown was thrown out and lit on his face, but was not hurt much. Judge Kilpatrick was not so lucky. He brac ed himself and remained in the hack and the front bow of the back top hit him a bard blow in the face. It struck on the upper part of his nose and across his face just beneath the eyes. The brim of his hat was cut through and his nose caved in. It was a terri ble blow and his nose and eyes swelled up greatly. He was almost blinded for a few days and he suffered a great deal before be could get to any place to have the wound attended to. EVIL EFFECTS OF CANTEEN LAW. The evil effects of the abolishment of the post canteen are already visible at Fort Sam Houston. Following the abolishing of the canteen there are numerous saloons opening up in the neighborhood of the fort and they are being viewed with apprehension by army officers, who fear they will have a demoralizing effect on the soldiers. They say that the post canteen could be "handled so that its effect upon the soldiers would in no way be demoraliz ing, but the saloons and joints that are springing up near the post cannot be controlled or regulated by the of ficers, and they fear that the influence they will have upon the soldiers will be of a troublesome kind. BIG PUBLISHING CONCERN. William C. Chase, the southern pub lisher, is in San Antonio in the inter est of the establishment of a large up-to-date pupblishing house In that city. The establishment of such an enter prise in San Antonio is a possibility within the control of certain condi tions which from present indications bids fair to be realized. San Antonio has already several large printing houses and it is their success that at tracts the attention of the publishing concern to the city. Mr. Chase thinks the location is a desirable one for such a business. NEW MEXICO. METHODIST CHURCH DESTROYED. The Methodist church building in Alamogordo was destroyed by fire Fri day night. The fire was a fierce one and bad it not just been raining other buildings would have been ignited from it. All of the church property that was saved was the pulpit and organ. The cause of the fire is said to have been a defective flue. Though the fire was extinguished before the walls fell they are so burned as to be worthless and the edifice will have to be rebuilt from the ground up. There was $700 insur ance on the church and with this to commence on the members of the church will commence the erection of a new place of worship at once. WAR CLAIM PAID. A dispatch from Santa Fe says that Adjutant General Whitman received notice Saturday from the United States treasury department of an ad ditional allowance of $2300 upon the claim of the territory against the Uni ted States government for expenses in curred in the Spanish-American war, which with the previous allowance, makes $5017 paid to the territory on such account. ARIZONA. THE MAYOR HELPED HIM. Robert Stevens, a mining man of Phoenix, wrote to Mayor W. J. Diehl of Pittsburg. Penn., and asked the may or to help him find a wife. The mayor made the announcement in the Pitts burg papers that he had received the request and letters commenced I tour ing into his office from all over west ern Pennsylvania and some from West Virginia. The mayor's first intention was to forward all the letters to Stev ens but finally decided that he Mould select one from the number and send the letter 'and picture (most of the letters were accompanied by photo graphs) to the Phoenix man witn the advice to look no farther for a wife With the assistance of two of his c'erks the mayor made the selection and mail ed the letter and picture to Mr. Stev ens. The photograph of the young lady selected was not the most handsome of the pictures that accompanied the applications but the original is evident ly comely and a good woman. It was the wording of her letter which won the cake. She said that she did not 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 1 1 m i n want to get married for the purpose of leading a life of idleness, but that she wanted to be a helpmeet to some good man. Mayor Diehl would not tell the name of the lucky maiden, but will send the letters of all unsuccessful ap plicants back to them, so that they may know that they were not selected It is believed that a wedding will be the result of the mayor's selection. MRS. NATION' HONORED. That the saloon men of Phoenix feel kindly towards Mrs. Carrie Nation is attested by their having named three fine drinks in her honor. They are newly invented drinks and were in vented on purpose that they ought to be christened in her honor. "Mrs. Na tion is a misunderstood woman," said a Phoenix man. "and anyone who has seen a Kansas saloon will not blame her for wanting to smash Kansas sa loons. A drink of the stuff they sell there would make anybody want to smash something. When she comes to Phoenix and sees what a difference there is between Kansas and Arizona drinks she will be perfectly satisfied." The three drinks were named. "Carrie Nation cocktail," "Kansas cyclone" and "The High-stepper." JUST HAPPENED SO. A Phoenix merchant went Into a Phoenix bank on Thursday to make his usual daily deposit. The bank clerk counted the money and checked it off the deposit slip, then looked up at the merchant and said, "one twenty-dollar gold piece short." The merchant re plied that he was certain he had counted the money correctly and come right straight to the bank. The clerk counted again and the result was the same The merchant was worried, but still insisted that he brought the full amount of money into the bank. The clerk then grew indignant and asked the merchant if he . thought he had stolen it. "You can search me," he said, as a clincher for his own inno cence. As he made that remark he stepped back and shook his coat sleeve when the missing twenty-dollar piece fell out on the counter. Phoenix Re publican. LAWMAKING AS AN ART. From the Chicago Inter-Ocean. The supreme court of Iowa has de clared invalid the so-called amendment to the state constitution. This was an effort to make all Iowa state elections biennial, it was desired to extend the terms of a few state officers so as to make all expire at the same time, The people approved the plan and the amendment received a substantial ma jority of votes. But the law was so carelessly drawn that it threatened enormously greater inconveniences than luose which it was framed to cure. Bv a mistake in the number of the year in which the extended terms were to expire the amendment as adopted by the legisture and the peo ple extended the terms of some 2000 county and town officials whose ten ure it was not meant to affect. This left two sets of claimants for those offices, the' men chosen last fall and the incumbents. The state was threat ened with an endless series of con tests, and county and township gov ernments were thrown into confusion. Appeal for relief was made to the courts and it was unfortunately discov ered that the amendment was never "entered" upon the legislative jour nals. Upon this technicality the law was set aside. This latter fact may well give pause to those who chafe at "legal technicalities." The general principle of the law was thoroughly understood and approved. but its words did not express its framer's meaning. It threatened the people of Iowa with great inconvenience and ex pense, from which they have been saved by one of those despised "le gal technicalities." This Iowa case should also call at tention to the growing evil of care less lawmaking. Much of the time of our supreme courts is now occupied with efforts to find out what our legis lators meant. Even congress is not free from this vicious habit of pass ing laws whose meaning is uncertain. As a result our statute books are in cumbered with laws whieh the courts must set aside for lack of precision in saying what their authors intended. All this leads to unnecessary litiga tion, wasteful alike of the means of private citizens and of the public rev enues. In our early days we did this sort ot work much Tetter. Our early stat utes are concise, comprehensive and clear. Then the drafting of laws was left to recognized experts. Even our national constitutional convention, despite the high average ability of its members, did not put forth its work until every word had been scrutiniz ed by a special committee on style. The fact is that lawmaking is an art which, like every other, requires prac tice and training. The sooner this fact is recognized the better for the country. o A powerful engine cannot be run with a weak boiler, and we can't keep up the strain of an active life with a weak stomach; neither can we stop the human machine to make repairs. If the stomach cannot digest enough food to keep the body strong, such a preparation as Kodol Dyspepsia Cure should be used. It digests what you eat and it simply can't help but do you good. Fred Schaefer. druggist. For the weakness and prostration following grippe there is nothing sc prompt and effective as One Minute Cough Cure. This preparation Is high ly endorsed as an unfailing remedy for all throat and lung trouble? .ind its early use prevents consumption. It was made to cure quickly. Fred Schaefer, druggist. Like bad dollars, all counterfeits of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve are worth less. The original quickly cures piles, sores, and all skin dlseafes. Fred Schaefer, druggist. Try the Herald's popular wants. The Missionary's Death. He was a tail, dark browed man and apparently not exceeding 33 or 33 years old. This Lancashire miner, whose man ner was uncouth and whose speech was composed of dissonants conveying quaint figures of speech, had crossed the Atlan tic to work in the great coalfields of Pennsylvania, and, sooth to say, be could discover little difference between the mines of Lancashire and those of Scrau ton. "You see, sir," he said to me, "I'm a real son of earth. I was born hundreds of feet below the surface. ' You see, sir, my father and mother were workers in the lead in which I was born. They very rarely came to the top of the ground. Once a month or so they'd do that, when there was money in wage to get and brandy and tobacco and food to buy. "I was not only born but grew up in the galleries, and I was a good bit of a youngster perhaps ti or 8 years old be fore I took a seat in the bucket and was sent up the shaft to where there was an other kind of light. How strangely I was affected by not only the light of the sun, but by all I saw on that first day! Why, I just thought I was in the paradise old Joe Blinktop used to talk to us about. "Well, the shaft was upward of 500 feet from the top to the bottom, and after my first visit to earth, which was my holi day and I was a regular savage 1 found I had work laid out for me work push ing coal cars on the tramways that was sometimes beyond my child strength. Still I worked without complaining, for I remembered well the strange world I had been allowed to look upon for an hour, and 1 asked to be permitted at some fu ture time to visit it again. ' "Two years later, when I was about as big and strong as an ordinary sized man, I came up with others, mostly lads of my own age, to enjoy for a week the life of the outer earth. "That was my second visit to the sun light, and I never went down that shaft to work again. There was an explosion. Let me add this much: After many days, when the mine had been thoroughly ex plored, no living soul was found in the in terminable corridors; but, go where you would, the bodies of dead men and dead women and pale, face pinched, back bent and shoulder distorted lads and lasses would trip you up yes, even in the path ways. "The fire damp had done its work in deed. "I was too young to feel greatly ag grieved at their loss. "Small time was given roe for sorrow. My father and mother had hardly been a day in their cotUns, lying in the earth of the graveyard, when I was ordered to an other shaft, where I was to be set at my old business! of pushing over the tram ways beneath the coal boxes. "The first person I recognized when I had got to the foot of the shaft of the colliery to which I bad been assigned wns the missionary, Joe BlinLtop. It was shrewdly suspected that the canse of the explosion in the mine in which my par ents were destroyed grew out of this man's negligence to comply with rules which are considered imperative and al ways necessary to the safety of the op eratives. "However this may be, the missionary was not refused admittance to the other shafts by a strange chance he was ab sent, it was said he had been in London, at the time of the explosion and as he was personally popular with all. no mat ter where he went, his drinks of liquor were quite as frequent as his prayers. "In the new mine I worked hard, and the little that was given me in return I put carefully away. "Six years 1 labored In the new colliery. In that long period of time, during which I grew out of boyhood into manhood, I don't think I saw the sun as many times as there were added months in those years. I was quite careless and happy, and I perhaps would have worked con tentedly there all my life but for the ac cident I am about to relate. "In the course of time the missionary was made aware that 1 wasted little of my earnings, and he became covetous and resolved on possessing himself of my treasure. Had he come to me and frank ly asked for any or all of my pounds and crowns I should in all probability have gratified his wishes, but the man chose to take them from me by surrepti tious means, and be succeeded in bis evil desire. "I in time found out what he had done, but not before he had wasted all my substance, and I became terribly angry, threatening, in my passion, to kill him whenever I had a decent opportunity. "It happened one, Saturday afternoon I bad insensibly grown into the habit of going up to the surface at the close of the week and staying there sometimes until the following Monday that, in a beastly condition from the too free use of liquor, the missionary was to ascend with me. lie stepped into the basket and, seizing the chains, placed himself on the edge of the vessel. I saw how dangerous was his ' seat and told him be had better stand up by my side. He laughed at me and cried out: " 'So you're the man that's going to take my life?' "This was heard by several, but before I could reply we were a hundred feet on our way up the shaft. The basket tip ped. " 'Get in, sir! I cried, quite as much alarmed for my safety as for his, and I involuntarily stretched out my bands to clutch and save him; but, excited by liq uor and possibly remembering what I had said when I charged him with steal ing my money, he pushed farther away from me and did what I had dreaded capsized the basket. "The man was instantly out of my sight. I heard a heivy thud, as of the falling of a soft body from a great dis tance below me, and I knew that the missionary had been crushed to death. "I was not blamed for his death," add ed the miner, "but I could no longer stay and work in England with comfort, and so I came hither, where, with a good Vife, I am as happily circumstanced as a poor miner well can be." Exchange. A Frnltrul Soiree' o( Friction. Altercation about trifles is a fruitful source of friction, and stock subjects of disputation beget a chronic "touchiness." .One seldom convinces by excited and vol nble argument, and when a suspicion of temper appears good by to success! Po liteness compels a conciliatory manner, an open minded hospitality to the views of others, which will be most effective if the object be to influence cat her than to vent our irritation. Ladies' Home Jour-aL MISCELLANEOUS. Gasoline Engines We sell a Gasoline Engine thai nag the least cumber of work Id? pans the easiest started and operated of acy In the marii&t Suited for HOISTING, PUMP ING or driving any kind of MACHINERY. If your engine or machinery cae on run to iult you, CALL AND SEE US ABOUT IT 10 KEPAIB IS OCR SPECULT1 El Paso Novelty R'orks. South Stanton street. El Paso. Texas. Dyspepsia Cure. Digests what you eat. It artificially digests the food and am Nature to strengthening and recon structing the exhausted digestive or gans. It is the latest discovered digest ant and tonic. No other preparation can approach it in efficiency. It in stantly relieves and permanently cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn, Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea, SickHeadache.Gastralgi a, Cramps, and all other results of imperfect digestion. Prepared by E. C DeWItt A Co. Chlcaanw bea In JUAKBZ Insist upon bTlo "La Prueba" Cigars, manufactured by Balsa y Hermano, Veracruz, Max The only Mexican clfcrs that here Ui ntre to the lading clubs of the DnlteC States and Europe. Bpocla brand. "FLOP DBS BALSA." mm Id Sores Cancers Thin, Diseased, Impure Blood, Bumps Joils, Eating Sores, Scrofula, Erup ions. Eczema, Itching and Burning Skit Jid all Blood and Skin Humors cured Hood made pure and rich and all sore tealed by taking a few bottles of Botani Mood Balm (B. B. B.). Sold at Dru. tores, large bottles, $1. Botanic Bloo lalni (B. B. B.) thoroughly tested for 3 ears. Cures when all else fails. Try it Send S cents to pay postajra on Free tris Vottle. Blood lis In Co.. Atlanta. Ja. MICE AS PETS FOR LADIES. From the New York Mail and Ex press. A mouse club has been formed in Chicago, as a rival to the cat club, for the promotion of . mice as pets for ladies. Here Is an Invertion or per version of all ancient and respect able tradition. How the hereditary enmity of cats and mice is to be reconciled, so as to prevent the ene mies from lying down together in peace with one inside of the other, we will not pause to enquire. But what is to be done with that draed ful and instinctive horror of the fem inine nature for mice? Perhaps the real purpose of the club is to overcome this, rather than to cultivate the small rodents and widen the range of femi nine fondness for pets. In that case it is a philanthropic movement in which men may sympathize. It looks like a matter of some diffi culty, in view of the diminutive size, lively movements and climbing pro pensities of the mouse, nad the at tachment of women to skirts to re strain the impulse to shriek . and jump upon chairs or tables on the sud den appearance even of a well-trained pet of that species. It would undoubtedly 'be an ex cellent discipline, but would it not be too severe for the average woman? Happy thought! Perhaps this is a val uable part of the scheme of higher education which is to raise or modify htat average in a way to make wom en more manly and independent, even of what has been regarded as such a "fearful wildfowl." If the object is merely to make more pets for women and to multiply the number nad variety of beasts and birds about the house, the male mind is likely to look upon the mouse club with some of the suspicion that the fe male mind has 'or the plain ordina ry ""club." Even though the mice most affected are exotic creatures of various colors from the Himalayas, there will be no strong desire to have tueir number increased as mere ob jects of feminine affection but if they are to inculcate composure and self-restraint, and diminish the ten dency to hysterics. It may be worth while to tolerate them as a fad until the purpose has been served. DOES IT PAT TO BUT CHEAP? A cheap remedy for coughs and colds Is all right, but you want something that will relieve and cure the more se vere and dangerous results of throat and lung troubles. What shall you do? Go to a warmer and more regular climate? Yes, if possible: if not pos sible for you, then in either case take the ONLY remedy that has been in troduced in all civilized countries with success in Bevere throat and lung troubles, "Boschee's O rman Syrup." It not only heals and stimulates the tissues to destroy the germ disease, but allays Inflammation, causes easy expectoration, gives a good night's rest, and cures the patient. Try ONE bottle. Recommended many years by all druggists in the world. Get Green's Prize Alamanac, Sold by dealers in all civilized countries. mm LIVERY AND FEED STABLES. D. C. BALLINGER J. J. LONGWELL Ballinier & Long well, Transfer, Livery Feed and Sale Sables. New Rigs, itubber ri1rs, Good Drivers. Hack Service Promptly Furnished. Transferring of Freight, Light and heavy hauling. Consignments of freight in car lots for distribution given prompt attention. Have fine accommodations for hand ling live stock in transit through the city. GIVE US A TRIAL. Full line of wagons, buggies, and de livery wagons. Nos. 12 and 14 San Francisco street, and 106 Santa ""e street. The "STAR" Livery. Feed and Sale Stables BEST AND CHEAPEST RIGS IN CITY. NAT GREER. Prop. PHONE 09 BILLIARD HALLS. If You want to And a man and don't see him en tht streets, go to the . . Gem: Billiard Rooms The . . Gentlemen's Resort. MERCANTILE AGENCIES. R.C DUN&C0. Mercantile Reports. Mercantile Collections.' EL PASO OFFICE: 112 SOUTH r r.i)U-1 TICKET BROKERS. R.R. Tickets AT CUT RATES Ticket Brokers. Jewelers and Money Loaners. Mexie&a Money Bought ud Sold Brack and O'Connor. US U PASO STUB ST. PRIVATE SCHOOLS. EL PASO PRIVATE SCHOOL SOI NORTH SANTA FE STRUT. Public school studies Business coarse Spanish Language Type 'writing Kindergarten. Address El Paso Pri vate school, Box 497. GROCERS. MCLAUGHLIN'S XXXX Coffee IS THE REST. It Settles Itself. Sold Only In One Pound Packages. Ask Your Grocer For It. El Paso Grocery Co. Cor Oregon and Overland A. A. Cloud. Produce of All Kinds Butter, Eggs. Sweet Potatoes. Shipments received daily. Ev erything fresh. Prices the lowest. Corner Stanton and San Antonio Streets. MUSIC DEALERS. PI (Ml uvjiy On terms to suit all Purchasers. PUno Timing, Polishing and ? Repairing. W. G. DUNN & CO. Court House Block ASSAYISTS. Independent Assay Office O.W.Reckhart,E.M.H A gent tor Ore Ship pers. Assays and Chemical Analysis. SUES nmns ABB KKPOKTKD VTOB. 6illioiffrkaSfKiaIty. tj . o. wi mm. Omm us U1WH.J : Cor. San Francisco a Chihuahua Sts. EL PASO. TEXAS. EAM0N.... Assay and Chemical? Laboratories.... If ...... ltKI . o give us a trial. assay office south ot Denver. to Bl Paso smelters. 208 MESA AVENUE, ' P. O. BOX 7. El Patjo. Texas. WOOD AND COAL. It's Money I In roar pocket If the house you bay o build la constructed with f Building Material from our yard; and you will make no . mistake if you buy your FEED AND FUEL of all kinds from ua. We carry the best of iTSrythlng In our line. C. DnfiACnAlPA ' Phone aui raauruciiu, o. Offilce: 411 Santa Fe St. Chopped in Two. Tour dollar split In the middle when you buy coal that is halt waste ashes, clinkers, slag. wny not set a dollar's worth for your dollar? How? Buy hon est, dean, well-screened, accu rately weighed coal from Payne- Badger Coal Cc Wholesale and Retail Dealers la WOOD, LIME, CEMENT, PLASTEJ FIRS BRICK. FIRE CLAY, PLAS TURING HAIR, ETC. Phone 389. Second and Chihuahua. PROFESSIONALS. ATTORNIY-AT-L W. Special attention given to Beai tate and Probate Law. .Will prsrtlg! in an ins court. ROOM S. MUNDY BLOCK KI. PASO. TEX AH OSTEOPATHY.1 Consultation and Examination A. A. POLLEY. Graduate of the American School o! Osteopathy. Rooms 3 and 5, 504 Mesa arenue, Paso. 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