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An Appropriate Tribute to the
"Waltz King," Johann Strauss,
the Magician Whose Services
will Ever be Devoted to the God
of Love and Joy.
Vienna idolizes the memory and music of Strauss. Other places pay
tribute to him in praise and yield unconscious tribute to his genius in the
in -eistable impulse to swing and sway with the alluring measures of his mu
t.iw but Vienna calls him her own. That gray old city on the blue Danube
is hnsy, gay, and excitable with a life that is part Parisian, part German,
with gypsy, OrienUr and Sclav elements Intermingled in a character as in
dividual as Strauss's music. Strauss's music is an expression of the old cap
ital. Thr Blue Danube is one of his tributes to the city. The people of
vi.n9 oro nii niiic; wnKhinprs. the
Europeans are also more willing to give themselves up to enthusiasm over
muic. to be swayed off their feet by it and to cry "bravo" to a gocd song than
we are. Also they are quicker to mourn and pay tribute to a dead musician.
Noble, merchant and peasant mourned his death and all of Vienna and
mack of the world beside rejoices in the music that he wrote. In America
hU music is in every house.
Strauss was a magic musician. Valentine, the patron saint of Love,
owes the musician a long score, for wherever the music of the waltzes sounds,
Iotp trins easily, and Youth. Joy, and
it is appropriate that The Herald should print this tribute on this, Saint
Valentine's day.
WiEN. VIENNA, SEPT. 1. 1899.
4, 1S99.
(The orchestra plays the overture to
"the Fledermaus"; as the last chords
of the music die away, steps forward )
The Speaker.
Cease, frolic strains! Sink never more
to rise.
Ye well-remembered, oft-sung melo
Ye flung apart the portals of aelight,
A band of merry mummers burst in
Bewitched by whose enticing beck and
Each felt himself invited to advance
And with the Joyous rabble to rejoice:
Sure, to decline would be a foolish
We sat at the high feast; no eye was
We won the welcome wisdom willingly,
The sparkling wine pearled at the gob
let's brim.
And spouted sportive greetings to the
Then, to the revellers with laugh and
song; .
And thousand-fold increased the giddy
Oh, ecstasy! oh. bliss! to glide elate
' Through that charmed land, glowing
With lights and flowers;
Like moments, hurry by the joyous
Earth seems a banquet-hall and life, a
Cease, frolic strains! Sink never more
to rise.
Ye well-remembered, oft-sung melo
dies! Ope not the portal! See, a wreath it
Of laurel, mixed with sable signs of
And sorrow stands before, and claims
our tears.
Pointing to the still form of one we
A place of mourning is the stage today.
For, with John Strauss, her radiance
passed away. ' '
Extinguished is the ray that, hardly
Shed splendor, various as the heavenly
Silent the mouth, that highest wisdom
tirie's Day.
citv is the world's music center. The '
Beauty are quickly found. Thereforo
With all it spoke of human weal and
Still is the heart that beat with youth's
For Beauty, and that loved her to the
That heart, whose hoard of joy and
wit would lend
The deep, brown eyes their kindly
mocking light.
within those eyes there dwelt a
smouldering fire
That flashed, like lightning from a
summer sky
If some adventurous deed, some keen
Of headstrong, youth, should cross his
Perchance, this Muse's son had scarce
In words, to all his music holds ex
pressed. At work we saw him as, baton in hand
He stood erect among his orchestra.
The potent wizard swayed his magic
At the first pass, sweet sounds pos
sessed the air.
And, like the fiery tongues of old. they
From ear to ear, from lip to lip, and
Strength and refreshment to the jaded
And smiling health and joy to hearts
Was the theme slight? His art was
all availing
Slight themes with noble meaning to
Straight from the heart, launched
with an aim unfailing
In every heart, the shaft of song struck
true. -
So, when the waltz inspires to rhyth
mic motion.
Its melting strains, perforce our voices
They say the man was old; but
youth's emotion
Breathes through the whole work of
the Waltz's King.
Age had not passed upon that voice,
now mute;
Death called him from the course, no
goal in sight;
From the firm band has fallen the
well-tuned lute.
And his song ceased. unended. with
the light.
(The first chords of "The Beautiful
Blue Danube" are heard faintly from
behind the scene Clouds obscure the
(Speaker Continues.)
Whose mirth untimely interrupts our
In tears, these merry measures have
no part;
My soul's oppressed by some occult
I feel an icy hand laid on my heart
(The Speaker Retires.)
An aerial chariot, in which is seat
ed The Genius of Good Humour, the
Nymph Allegra. The Muse Thalia,
floats down from the clouds upon the
stage. The Genius descends from the
chariot and steps forward.
Lamentations unavailing
Serve but to increase' your pain;
So. to interrupt your wailing.
I am in your midst again.
Listen friends, and cease to wonder.
1 come to chase your tears away.
Am I not your nymph. Good Humour,
Sought in vain, for many a day?
From the realm of flowers and glad
Now the Waltz-King's gleaming
' home.
On swift wings to chase their sadness.
To his taithful folk I come.
Hear the message that he plainly
Sends to you. by my lips sped.
"Well loved friends, the living, vainly
Do ye seek among the dead."
Mount with me. the earth forsaking.
For, the Master is not dead.
To a higher life awaking
When each morning sky glows red.
Not for naught to do his pleasure
Come I. on swift, bird-like wing:
A fair gift, a former treasure.
To his taithful folk I bring.
"On the Beautiful Blue Danube"
True Vienna melody;
''In the beautiful blue Danube
Dear old town, thy reflex see!
Vestiges of vanished ages.
Proud cathedral, rampart, wall.
Dwelling place of peers and pages.
In the clear stream, see them all!
Vine-clad slope, and gleaming meadow.
. See. and wooded upland fair.
Bathed in sunlight, steeped in shadow.
See thy beauty past compare.
Love is lord! In wondrous fashion.
Energizing Earth's huge frame.
Throbs the storm and stress of passion!
Up. and let us praise his name.
Like the perfumed breath of summer
Is your nature sweet and warm.
Cherish, for your city's honour
Kindly hearts and simple charm.
Far and wide of you is spoken.
Distant lands Vienna know.
Wheresoe'er, as kingship's token.
Strauss has swayed his fiddle-bow.
Then, to measures deftly woven
By the strong magician's hand.
Rose before man's eyes, the vision
Of the town on Danube's strand.
May that vision's gentle lustre
Never fade to empty air;
May kind thoughts and memories clus
ter World-wide, round our city fair.
Long has been thy lot to suffer.
Danube-Strand's Imperial Town;
Take the gift that here I proffer;
Tis the song of thy renown.
Cherish it as first of measures.
Song of songs, thy crown's best gem
May it bring thee purer pleasures.
And may st thou be worthy then.
(She waves her hand: the strains of
the "Beautiful Blue Danute waltz are
again audible at first faintly and grad
ually Increasing in volume to the run
nower of the orchestra. At the same
time the city of Vienna becomes visible
through the clouds in the background
with a number of dancing couples.)
Happy couples thank the donor.
Pair by pair his gift acclaim:
Hold his memory high in honour;
Unforgotten be his name.
"Of course any man will fight
agaisnt the invtsion of his own coun
try. " but you must remember that in
the interior of China are millions of
peaceful people who do not even know
that there is a war in progress. We
have as yet only 40.000 regular troops
and all the rest are irregular ngnters.
Rut even these 40.000 are poorly paid.
and we have no pension system. They
are poorly equipped and poorly drill
ed. Just wait until the allies have
establiehed garrisons in Tien-Ssin. for
Insance. Then you will see our people
taking careful note of all that goes
drill: thev will copy modern methods
and arm themselves In modern style.
and in the end. they will overthrow
and massacre any garrison however
strong. The European nations can
not place strong enough garrisons to
hold down these millions of people.
They may hold them now just ror a
little, but as soon as the Chinese
shall le sufficiently civilized foreign
occupation will not only oe impos
sible, put the Orientals will be a me
nace to Europe itself.
'I beltve that the allies themselves
will see this, and that they wil lac-
knowledge the futlity of attempting
soon as one province shall be sub
dued another will rise, and so on
throughout the eighteen when it will
be time to begin over again. It does
not require a statesman to see the fu
tility of that. It can never be accom
plishednot with millions of men or
with millions of money, nor. I was go
ing to say, in a million of years.
'To sum up. China is a tremendiious
force, dormant now. but she is ex
ceedingly quick to learn and amaz
ingly intelligent and imitative. Her
people love their country more, per
haps, than any other nation in the
world. They have not yet been
stirred; and they do not understand
force in the world, nad if the powers
do. lookout, for there will be a new
einain in China, whose territory they
seem to covet, they will rouse a force
which not all the power in the world
can put to sleep again. The allies
make a great mistake ir they think
that China will tamely or ultimately
submit to being sliced up. She is
dazed now, but she will awaken, and
nothing in the world can stope her
then." Leslie's Weekly.
Will We? WATCH US 1902.
Sometimes it seems there is no use a
Of toiling, striving, hoping, day by
Yea, toiling till the shades of evening
And from the earth we all are swept
Ah! But we chase the rainbows to the
And struggle for a goal we cannot see;
Fair Hope allures us on and on forev
With whisperings of the joys that are
to be.
El Paso. Texas. Feb. 12. Mr. Editor:
Will you kindly tell me through the
columns of your valuable paper what in
come in your opinion, a young man
ought to have before he contemplates
matrimony in El Paso. My salary is
only $S0 per month and I feel that I
cannot live another day without Ange
Love Sick Bachelor.
Love Sick Bachelor: Your question
is rather a hard one to answer. Now
if you were contemplating matrimony
in some eastern city the proposition
would be entirely different. If you
could find a real good mother-in-law
willing to take care of you things
would be greatly simplified, but if you
have got to rustle yourself to support
two it would be advisable for you to
think twice before taking the fatal
In order to answer you intelligently
your query has teen suDmittea to
three young married couples for esti
mates. One couple was boarding with
the old folks and was getting along
nicly on $75 per month. Another lived
in a first-class lodging house, dined at
a fashionable restaurant and maintain
ed their position in society on $125 per
month, while a third pair rented a
house for $25. paid servants $20. a gro
cery and meat bin of $30. coal $10. in
cidentals $25; total. $110. The young
man in this case earns a splary of $100
per month and runs in debt on the av
erage of $50 per month. At the end of
five years he says he will have to take
advantage of the bankrupt law and let
Referee Rich Burges figure out his fi
nancial standing.
So you see. 'Love Sick Bachelor.'
that it costs something to maintain a
family in El Paso. The foregoing esti
mates made no allowances for chil
dren. So do not be rash snd do any
thing that you might afterwards regret
Keep on with your billing and cooing
in the moonlight and continue to im
agine that you cannot live another day
without her. It Is mostly imagination.
Take something for your liver and
work hard until you get a raise of sal
Now if you can find a sweet, confiid
ing girl whose father desires rather to
gain a son than to loose a daughter,
yon might be wise to marry her at
once. But if you are earning only $80
per month and have left the impression
on the mind of the fair one that your
salary is $150 I would advise you not to
marry at all at present for if you do
your dear one is sure to be quickly dis
illusioned and you will have cause to
regret that you deceived her. If you
are asking for the hand of this maiden
be fair about it. Tell her -father and
mother the truth about your income
and antecedents and If her parents are
satisfied then you will have nothing to
reproach yourself for later, nor can
they reproach you. It is the common
belief that many of the young men who
cut a wide swath in society are un
able to pay their laundry bills and let
their board bills go by default so as to
have sufficient money to pay the mu
sicians and coachman. If you are one
of these, do not marry at all. unless
you can find some rich man's daughter
whose father wants to adopt you,
Trusting that I have not rultled your
feelings by this plain, friendly talk to
you on the subject of matrimony. I
remain Your Friend.
"Stories of the Streets."
Relative to Dr R. C. Flower the
Phoenix Republican says editorially:
An El Paso paper of recent date
says: "R. C. Flower and S. L. Pearce
of New York came in last evening from
Chihuahua and went west this morn
ing to look after mining properties in
eastern Arizona." Let us see. It is
not so long ago that buyers of certain
Arizona Eastern and Montana shares
were looking after "Dr." R. C. Flower.
The "Dr's." mining properties In east
ern Arizona consists of the Spenazuma.
assays of whose veins, ledges, dips,
spurs and angles show them to run
high in suckers.
One thing about El Paso that oftt-u
excites considerable comment is the
tact that there are so few old people.
It appears to be strictly a young
man's town. There are children, plen
ty of them healthy, rollicking little
chaps all of them and there are girls:
bless their bright eyes and rosy cheeks
but as for the old men and old la
dles the grandmothers and grand
fathers they seem to be in the hope
less minority. They were apparently
all left behind in the east or north or
elsewhere when the sons and daughters
emigrated to this far corner of the
earth and there are few. very few. of
them to be seen on the Ftreets of El
Paso. It is not hard to account for
this condition of affairs when you con
sider thai El Paso Is a new town and
that in the opinion of many eastern
and southern people, it is situated in
the heart of the wild and wooly west.
Easterners believe it. and it is hard to
make them believe otherwise. They
aro imbued with the idea that the
blood thirsty Apache still lurks in the
adjacent hills and that the untamed
cowboy gallops nightly through the
he-irt of the town shooting at the lamp
lights: that the ferocious grizzly roams
among the foothills and the howl of the
wclf vibrates on the night air. They
cannot be made to realize that out
here, six hundred miles from the near
est city, we have a city In every sense
of the word, with churches, schools,
telephones, electric lights, waterworks,
saloons, railroads. policemen, ward
heelers, and all other things of which
the most effete civilization can boast.
It is the impression that has gone
abroad which keeps old people away
from El Paso. They dread to encoun
ter the hardships of what they suppose
is a wilderness and refuse to emigrate.
Even the average stay at home easter
ner's of southerner's conception of
Texas is quite as erroneous as his ideas
about El Paso. In some eastern or
southern cities when a young society
woman consents to marry a Texan her
relatives and friends, after it is all
over, say: "Poor thing, she married a
man from Texas and has gone away
out tnera to live.
A young man who visited his old
home in Tennessee last summer told a
story on returning about a schoolmate
whom he met. The young man had
never left fcis father's roof and knew
very little about any part of the coun
try except west Tennessee. When he
had met the Texan and conversed a
while he finally wound ud bv savine:
"I wish you would get me a position
out there; I believe it would do me
good to go out west and 'rough it' a
while." He evidently had visions of
wild Comanches, buffaloes, and prairie
scnooners wnenever Texas was men
That is why there are so few old peo
ple in jsi faso.
The Brilliant Statesman's Experience
With Two Men and a Bible.
From Saturday Evening Post. '
Senator John C. Spooner, of Wis
consin. when a young man. was attor
ney for two men charged with steal
The prisoners stated that they had
been strolling along the river bank
when they espied a boat, and for a lit
tle amusement jumped In and rowed
out into the stream. The owner of the
boat saw them and hurried for a con
stable who arrested them as soon as
they returned.
There had been taken from the men
a well-worn bible and a small drawer.
On the fly-leaf of the bible was the
inscription: "To my darling boy, from
The trial was held the next day and
the future senator made a brilliant
speech to the jury. He exhibited the
bible and pointed to the inscription
and without leaving their seats the
jury rendered a verdict of "Not guilty.'
After the trial the young men gave
the lawyer fifty dollars. "Boys," said
Mr. Spooner, as they were about to
separate. "I am curious to know why
you carry that bible and the empty
drawer. Then the senator listened
with astonishment to the history of his
"We are professional safe-blowers
and have been for five years. This
bible has a double cover, and opens like
this, (here the self-confessed crimi
nal pressed a hidden spring in the
thick cover and disclosed a hollow in
which there lay two steel files and a
small saw); "and this old drawer has
The future senator confiscated the
bible and the drawer.
One of the thieves shouted angrily:
We'll get those things back yet; you
mark my words!"
.Several years passed and then the in
cident was brought to Mr. Spooner's
recollection in the following manner.
One evening he and his family at
tended an entertainment, and no one
was l?ft at the house. When they re
turned at a late hour they found that
the house had been entered by burglars
and ransacked, but that -nothing, ap
parently, was missing. The next day's
mail brought a letter which read:
Dear Sir Please excuse the way we
came in last night but the door was
locked. We never did think yon treat
ed us squarely by swiping our outfit,
and so we came back after it and found
you were not at home. We always
keep ur word. Yours truly.
Jack and Jim.
He Says That the Spoken Word Has
Its Power Today as in the Former
Periods of the World's History.
Former speaker Thomas B. Reed
contributes to this week's issue of the
Saturday Evening Post a brilliant art!
cle on Orators and Oratory of today. In
the course of it he says:
'Athens in its prime had but 20.000
free citizens; 8000 was a good attend
ance; and the human voice could have
reached them all. In New York, Coop
er Union holds less than thre thous
and people, and Madison Square Gar
den thirteen! If the orator could con
vert them all he would hardly disturb
the majority of either party. What a
difference between an audience in eith
er place and the audience Demosthenes
addressed when, in the oration on the
crown, he reached the summit of fame
whereon he has stood for three and
twenty centuries in solitary and unap
proached preeminence. Even Cicero
himseir. his only rival in historic re
nown, concedes that Demosthenes is
the standard of perfection. His aud
ience did not have to share place in
Athenian minds with absorbing busi
ness and with newspapers laden with
the doings of a world."
A cheaD remedy for coughs and colds
la 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. it possible: If not pos
sible for yon, then In either case take
the ONLY remedy that has oeen in
troduced in all civilized countries with
success in severe tnroat ana rang
troubles. "Boschee s G 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
est, and cures the patient. Try onh
bottle. Recommended many years by
all druggists in the world. Get Green's
Prize Alamanac
Sold by dealers In all civilised coun
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.
f the stomach cannot digest enough
food to- keep the body strong, such a
preparation as Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
hould be used. It digests what you
eat and. it simply can't help but do
you good. Fred Schaefer, druggist.
Everything strictly first-class
Pi rst-claou restaurant In every respect
Firet-clasB cooking-. Short orders day
and night.
Dinner Daily at 3 p. m.
' 23 El Paso St., Next to Cooper's.
Occidental Restauran
Regular Meals 25 Cents.
Short Orders st all Hours. .Dinner from IS
to M p. m. Everything brand new and
strictly first elass servlec.
Iftl 11ifi Ct Between; Ban Ansonlo
lUJ U14II Ol- and East Overland Sta
Every One Eats
Host popular lunch counter la tns
city. Anything you want the best of
food and the best of service.
"The best OhlU Con Oarne In the city
every night at 8 o'clock."
Open Day and Night..
m Su Antonio Si EL PASO
If you want Nobby and
neat Suit of the best material
call on
Th e Merchant Tailor
n Pun
Room 28. Branson Block
For the Toilet Table
Our Complexion Creams, Toilet
Waters, Perfumes, and Powders aro
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.
Guaduate Chinese Physlelan
Over SB yearn exj
perlenee in treating
all diseases of men
and women.
Ha soar an tees to
core Blood Poison.
Lost Manhood, Bkia
diseases. Dropsy.
Hernia. Gonorrhoea.
Scrofula. Paralvsla.
Rheumatism, Dls
Vj eases of Braln,Heart,
buns-. Kidneys, xav-
er. Bladder, ana nil
Female Complaint.
All diseases cared
cluslvelv bv unl
ess herbs withont
surgical op eraloas
Consultation Free
Honrs: I I . to 8 n. m. 1 Snndasa. M a. m
Off Ban Antonio it next Delaware lnr-
, always e the Lsawrises Service efthe
! Queen & Crescent Route !
I the Short Line te the EAST AND
Shreveport to Chattanooga. ;
I New Orleans to New York
' Cincinnati and St. Louis.
I MT . OK M 1. JbOT.
Reports show a greatly increased
death rate from 'the throat and lung
troubles, due to the prevalence of
croup, pneumonia and grippe. W ad
vise the use of One Minute oCugr Cure
in all of these difficulties It is the
only harmless remedy that gives im
mediate results. Children like it.
Fred Schaefr, druggist.
Wil! We? WATCH US 1902.
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