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EL. PASO DAILY HERALD. FRIDAY. MARCH
1901. PAGE SEVEN COUNTRY AND TOWN. Cod made the country and man made the town. What wonder. Ilien. tbat health and Virtue, gift That ran alone make sweet and bitter draft That life holds nut to all, should moat abound And least be threatened in the Acids and proreaf Possess ye. therefore, ye who, borne about la chariots and sedans, know no fatifrue But that of idleness and tate no scenes But scch as art contrives, possess ye still Your element; there only ran ye chine. There only minds like yours can do no harom. Our (Troves were planted to console at soon The pensive wanderer in their shades. At era The moonbeam, slldlns; softly in lietween The sleeping leaves, is all the light they wish, Birds warbling all the music. We can spar The splendor of your lamps; they but ecllpss) Our softer satellite. Your songs confound Our harmonious notes. The thrush departs, cared, and the offended nightingale is mutav There is a public mischief in your mirth; It plague your country. Folly such as yours. Craced with sword and worthier of a fan. Has made, which enemies could ne'er have don. Our arch of empire, steadfast but for you. A mutilated structure soon to fall. William Cowner in "The Task." Tfie Yeffow Tomatoes I T Aad How They Gave Snap to sua 7 m.- . x, w 4S4w is i4-w44 Whw Dominlcus Van Brunt first went to the public school In his adopt ed country, he had the felicity of git ting opposite a little girl with freckle and blue eyes. Her name was Bertha Mandcrson. which was a difficult name for Dominlcus to remember. But. It was not at all hard for him to remem ber the dear little girl with freckles She wore tiny M.-ick tassels at the top of ber shoes and white aprons, ruffled and tied upon the shoulders with large, airy looking bows, and the ends of her smooth braids were tied with ribbons now the clr of the violet and now the color of the rose. Dominicns said to himself that in Amsterdam be had never known any little girl so freckled and so dear. "I wish she would look at me," thought little Dominicns Vau Brunt. But he thought it in Dutch, although when he soke a loin I he managed to make himself understood In Knglish. It must be ennf eased that little Ameri can children are too egotistical to be polite. Thinking as they do that they are molded on the right pattern, they are Inclined to regard all children dif fering from them as curiosities. They considered the round faced Dutch boy. with his shy ways ami deferential manner to the teacher, a strange little fish indeed. And no one In all the cnoo! was more amused than the dain ty Bertha, who looked at him covertly out of her gray blue eyes. However, abe did not laugh at him. So Domini ons, who did not know that she waa amused and who perceived only her as pect of gravity, thought ber binder than the rest and was grateful. If only sue would have spoken to him or look d at him as if she were his friend, he would have bad nothing more to ask. He could even have been patient with tbat terrible English language which every one around him was jabbering. He determined to do something to all the attention of bis freckled heart's own to himself, and one day he hurried Into the schoolroom the first minute the doors were opened and laid three - pear shaped yellow tomatoes on ber . desk. The scholars came, saw the pretty vegetables, and bad little trou ble In deciding from what source the tribute came. For wbo else in a fash' lonable suburb would have yellow to matoes, except the son of the Dutch gardener? The school indulged In un restrained giggling, but Bertha, in stead of participating, shot defiance from her gray blue eyes, and. turning wjtb an adorable smile toward Do in In lens, carefully fitted one of the yellow tomatoes into her red mouth and de voured it In the same spirit in which a loyal subject drinks to his king. It was evident that Dominicns had been right. Bertha was different from the others. His happiness stained the boy's amiable face scarlet, and while the otb er boys jeered at him, a number of them felt a distinct pang of jealousy. They were quite alive to the extraor dinary favor which bad been shown him. From that day on Bertha, the daugh ter of a prosperous lawyer and a little '' maid distinctly conscious of her social opportunities, and Dominicns, the son of the man who raised garden truck. were friends. There came a day when Bertha, having reached the proud age of 10, gave a birthday party on ber father's lawn, and insisted on having Dominicus among her guests a fa mous day for Dominicus. in which he saw his princess in all the glory of ber best white frock, with her hair crimp er! down ber back, and had the rapture of eating cream tarts in her company! But there was yet a prouder day in which Dominicus was iM-rmltted to re turn this social attention and was al lowed to invite Bertha and three other friends to the snowy kitchen of his borne back of the garden, where the mother of Dominicus sang beautiful songs to them in a language they could not understand a d fed theiu with crullers and grape juice. Bertha thought she bad never seen any room so charming as this kitchen, with its racks of bine plates, its shining pans and its illuminated mottoes upon the wall. Bertha was not more than 12 when she was sent to a private school, and as the years went by she saw people of quite a different sort from Dominicus and bis father and mother and ought, probably, to have forgotten all about them. But It is an undeniable fact, though it may have shown some evi dences of vulgarity in her nature, that all the years that she was occupied with other matters, such aa boarding school and summer resorts and "com ing out" and the gayetles of a winter m the city, she remembered that curi ous kitchen and the people who lived In it and wondered where they bad gone, for It had happened that one an tumn, after returning from the sea phore, Bertha Lad discovered that the house back of the garden was empty. It had lieen a sad moment for her. She had felt the tears come to her eyes as she looked at the untidy piece of ground where the exquisitely kept gar den of Jacob Van Brunt had been, and the windows from which the round face of ber friend had often smiled at her repulsed her now with their bare ness. It happened that in course of time Bertha had a notion to go abroad, and, having the consciousness of ber certif icate of graduation in her trunk, she was In no haste to return to her home. So she lingered where she pleased, ar rogantly directing the movements of her party, which consisted of a maiden aunt . and an elderly second cousin. With this double chaperonage she was allowed to do almost anything she pleased. At length they reached Amsterdam, making headquarters for themselves there and planning to go upon many excursions through the country. It was natural euough that, having a lo cal habitation, they should make some friends ..In the city, and so it came about tliat before they had been there long they were invited to dinner by an American lady. Mrs. Truax, whose hus band was engaged in some mercantile enterprise there. The Truax house was a cosmopolitan one, and at It the habitue expected to meet all manner of celebrities and hu man curios. Bertha, much elated at the prospect, whirled off, accompanied by her decorous relatives, arrayed for the occasion in the most unbecoming of their best silks. "What dear old frumps they are," Bertha commented to herself. "I think the Amsterdam ladies will like them. They just suit this background." Tbey seemed to Indeed and got on better than Bertha, whose youth con demned her to a subordinate place. This was not as it was in America. Bertha reflected and permitted herself to indulge In a moment of homesick ness as she .sat apart, ber glowing beauty unnoticed by the middle aged people who were paying their respects to her aunt and her second cousin. "1 have delayed for a moment for an other guest." Mrs. Truax said. "I wish ed to present to your niece. Miss Man dersou," she said, addressing Bertha's annt. "a young man wbo is half an American. Ah, there Is the bell now!" The man at the door announced a moment later: "Herr Van Brunt." Bertha turned with an anticipation which she endeavored, to subdue. It was not likely that the son of a garden er would be at the home of Mrs. Truax. But In the young man wbo entered Bertha saw with unmistakable recog nition the amiable, soft eyes, the round face and high brow and quiet, kindly manners of her old friend, borne with the assurance and ease that come of self confidence. The hostess managed to whisper to Bertha's aunt, and of course Bertba overheard: "This young man has distinguished himself in landscape gardening. He has just laid out a park for Trince Zagenwell and is much thought of both In Holland and Germany. I hear that the Duke of York is likely to send for him for his new place in Scotland." Dominicus Van Brunt saluted his hostess with a profound bow. How well Bertha remembered tbat quaint reverence of manner! He was present ed to the guests and at last was led up to Bertha, who suddenly felt as If she were in short frocks, with freckles on ber face and braids down her back. He started anil flushed and then held out. his hand In the good American way. regardless of ceremony. What, ymi are acquainted!" cried th hostess. They explained. The hosted i'i-;id In some perplexity to the spinster iinnt. She wondered if she had unintentionally committed an In discretion. But there was no annoy auce in the face of the elder Miss Man- dersou. and the hostess felt at liberty to permit the two young people to go down to dinner together. The conversation at dinner would not be particularly interesting to recount But Bertha remembered every word of It. Perhaps Dominicus Van Brunt did too but it has leen impossible to se cure his coutidence. It is a certain thing, however, that the next day a basket came for the young American lady containiug a dozen yellow tomav toes, dropped like eggs In a nest of white daisies. Which was, surely, curious gift! Now it is undeniable that Bertba Mandorson found Amsterdam interest ing, yet for some reason best under stood by her sex she remained In it but a short time, hastening away to other points of interest. It is also certain that about the time of ber departure a young luudscac gardener ran to yews and weeping willows In his designs and accepted with alacrity the oppor tuuity of designing a cemetery for some new American town. But he re covered from his gloom when there reached hint from the shores of the Baltic a trinket fashioned of lucent ainlx-r. shaped like a yellow tomato. It occurred to him that he ought also to visit the storied lenclics of the Bal tic, and he did so without an hour's unnecessary delay. Ami the consequence was, as the children say when they play the old game, that when Miss Bertha Mauder son returned to America she wore for an engagement ring a tomato shaped topaz ou her third linger. Exchange. ne Battle is Wrtn 1 T W 11 11 O Last year we were strangers in EI Paso and our Special Sale Advertisements would bring out only a hundred or so ladies, when our bargains really deserved a thousand prompt buyers. Maybe 1 he cry of "Wolf" had been raised so much that when the real "Wolf" came on the scene the public paid no attention, but we will not discuss that. The battle against our public's skepticism as to the merit of our various bargains is won. We ' feel that it has been won honorably "open and above board." At this week's "WHITE SALE" the crowds have been with us from the fire t. TO-MORROW ENDS THE WHITE SALE Many good Bargains yet left, because we started with a season's supply. The Bleached Muslins are practically gone, but we have brought out other good brands to fill the gaps. ON SALE -TO-MORROW; SHEETINGS. GENUINE PEPPEREL SHEETINGS. 'I lie Wire Were trord. Hotel Man (who thinks he Is calling down his butcher) Say. 1 am sby a heart and a liver, eight ribs anil a shoulder. Now I want 'em right away. Itailway Office (which has been con nected by mistake) Sorry, sir. but the wreck baa been cleared up. Baltimore American. 8 quarters 4 72 inches wide) Bleached 16c 9 quarters (81 inches wide) Bleached 17c 10 quarters (90 inches wide) Bleached ..- 19c 9 quarter Rochdale Brand, full Bleach ed sheeting, nice heavy qual ity 16 2-3c 42-inch Verona Brand. Bleached Pillow Casing 10c 45-inch Pepperell Brand. Bleached Pil low Casing 12c 42-inch Bleached Pillow Case Tubing. (Sew "up one end.) and you are ready for the pillow 15c Pure Irish Linen Sheeting, per yd...S8c Silent Cloth to use under your dining room table Damask. 52 inches wide, per yard . .40c Silent Cloth, thicker and neatly quilt ed by patent process. 55 inches wide, per yard 65c TABLE DAMASKS. Pretty Union Linen, full bleached, 58 inches wide, per yard 22c Heavier and tetter ,54 inches wide,. 32c Pure Linen, Half Bleaeh. 64 inches wide 46c A Lovely Mercerized Damask, just out this season, 64 inches wide, looks like the $1X0 a srard sort, only 75c TOWELS. (MEASURE INSIDE FRINGES) Unbleached Turkish Towels, 16 by 26 inches, per pair 9c Unbleached Turkish Towels, 15 by 31 "inches, per pair .' 12c Unbleached Turkish Towels. 20 by 48 inches, per pair 25c Full Bleached Turkish Towel. 17 by 31 inches wide, per pair 25c Full Bleached Turkish Towels, 20 by 36 inches, per pair 30c Full Bleached Turkish Towels, 42 by 23 inches, per pair 50c Red Border Bleached Cotton Huck, 18 by 37 inches, per pair 20c "Jumbo Cotton Huck, 23 by 41 inches, per pair 25c Bleached Lin em Huck, 20 by 35 inches, per pair 25c Splendid for Rooming Houses Per pair 25c; per dozen, $1.25 PLEASE NOTE. That while this is a "WHITE GOODS SALE," our full lines of Colored Wash Goods, in Ginghams. Lawns, Batistes, etc are in, marked lower than any store in the city. The new Albatross Waists and Wool Walking Skirts are here, too. The Best TAN Rainy Day Skirt in the City for the price 5.00 A FEW BROKEN LIN S 0F"W B." CORSETS. Just as good as they ever were, but the sizes are broken and we put them in this sale as follows: No. 202. Medium Waist $3.00 Corset, for $2.20 No. 404. Medium Waist $2.00 Corset for $1.58 No. 402. Medium Waist $2.00 Corset, for $1.48 No. 139. Long Waist Dress Form Cor set worth $1.25, for 88c No. 669. Extra Long Waist $1.50 Cor set, for $1.18 No. 665. Extra Long Waist Five Hook $1.00 Corset, for 78c No. 245. Extra Long Waist Five Hook 75c Corset, for 58c Sheets and Pillow Cases- Pepperel and Mohawk Brands, torn and hemmed before, measuring. 72 by 90 inches, each 50c 81 by 90 inches, each 55c 90 by 90 inches, each 60c Quality M. P., 72 by 90 inches, each, only 45c Mohawk Pillow Cases, 42 by 36 inches, each 12c Mohawk Pillow Cases, 45 by 36 inches. each . .15c CRASHES. White Cotton Crash, special. ' per yard 3c Wide Union Linen Crash, special, per yard 6c Pure Linen Crashes 15 cents, 12 cents. 10 cents, and .8 1-3c LADIFS' VESTS. A Good Well Knit Vest. Misses- and Ladies' sizes, with full taped neck, bleached or unbleached; best we ever saw at the price; each, straight. . -5c A Nice Full Bleached, Full Taped Vest, each Se BETTER ONES AT 12c, 25c, 35c, and 50c A Few Outing Flannel Gowns and Skirts for Ladies' and Children, to close, at .' off New White Washable Veils, each ..25c Lace Pillow Shams, each ...12c LACt CURTAINS. Big stock just in. and our limited' room makes us keen to part with them on very small margins. Small Size Lace Curtains, for bed rooms, per pair - 48c Next Larger Size, handsome pattern. Ecru, per pair.. ..' .65c Medium Size, for Bed-room, a bar gain, per pair 75c Handsome Cortain. over 3 yards long, per pair $1.25 BETTER ONES, in Nottingham. Irish Point, etc., up to .. .. $7.5 Portiers from $5.00 a pair down to, a pair Special in Scrim, worth 7 cents; sale price 4c Special in Fancy Scrims, the 15c sort. at 12c Strictly One Price, plain figures and Spot Cash, our only terms- Not- a penny tacked on to cover losses from bad debts, because nobody owes us, or everwill.owe us. Ctedit houses must get higher prices to cover bad debt losses. Trade with us where everybody pays Spot Cash, and pocket the savings. NO GOODS SOLD ON SUNDAYS. JARRELL, BALLARD & CO. Of the GRAHAM COMBINATION of 17 Stores in Texas and Indian Territory. 112 and 114 Oregon St, Opposite Hotel Zeiger, EL PASO, TEXAS a. a Rokahr Boot Co. We have added four new machine to our shop. Shoes repaired and finished as good as new. Will call for your shoes and return tbem. Phone 471. No. 213 Texas St. R. C DUN & CO. Mercantile Reports. Mercantile Collections. EL PASO OFFICE: 112 SOUTH A G FOSTER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Special attention given to Real Es tate and Probate Law. Will Practice in all the courts. ROOM 8 MUNDY BLOCK. EL PASO. TEXAS. JAMES H. MAHu.EAO. Civil, Hydraulic and Mining Engineer. Hare bad Forty Tears' Experience Colonla Juarez MexlM Every One Eats AT TH SILVER KING CAFE Most popular lunch counter in the city. Anything you want. The best of food and the best of ser vice. "The best Chili Con Carne in the city every night at 8 o'clock." Open Day and Night.. STEIN & UHLIG, Props. 209 Su Antonio St - EL PAS EL PASO PRIVATE SCHOOL Ml NORTH SANTA FBI STRUT. Public school studies Business conn Spanish Language Type writing Kindergarten. Addreaa Kl Pmao Pri vate school. Box 497. IF YOU WANT- GOLD AND . COPPER CLAIMS. In the Jarilla Camp of Interests in same, call on or address, A .W. Gilford. Box 12, El Paso. Texas. If you want a Nobby and Neat Suit of the Best Material. Call on NAP J. ROY, The Merchant Tailor. El Paso.- OSTEOPATHY. Consultation and Examination Free. A. A. POLLEY, Graduate of the American School ot Osteopathy. Rooms S and 6, 604 Mesa avenue. X) Paso. Texas. Floral Decorations! Cnt Flowers. Plants, Palms, etc.. and shippers of Cacti H. A. KEZER. 406 San Anionic .