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OVER A About 2000 a Year and an Average of About Spend Annually in this City This shows that the -people of El Paso and surrounding country appreciate what Osteopathy has done for them in the last eight years. For its immense "business is due entirely to its success in handling dis eases and the kindness of its patients in spreading the good news to others, together with the efficacy of our newspapers, sub stantiated by our best citizens. Osteopathy cures so quick in all kinds of fevers and In return to our many friends for their kindness in building up this great business for us we publish this poem, which shows how we appreciate you. All! welcome touch, your hand I feel Hy heart will thrill and Joy will steal "Within the dark barred realms of Soul "Where silent Torture makes her goal lAnd withering Grief has built her fire 'Tis you, alone, can blast her pyre My Friend. DR. A. T. RENE BACKETS BUDGET. 1 Ui if ii lWI8 FIGHTING CRAFT THAT UNCLE SAM IS NOW BUILDING Each of Them to Carry Ten of Those Wonderful 14 inch Rifles, Which Will Be the Biggest Guns Afloat Also 21 5-inch Guns Not Meant For Use in Battle Puzzle How Any Vessel Gould Stand Up Against the Blows These Ships Could Deal NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 16. The most -wonderful vessel eTer built has jusx had her keel laid in the dock yards here. She has already been named the Texas, and, once afloat, she will be the most for midable fighting ship in the -world. This, however, with the qualifying statement that her sister, and twin newly called the New Tork is in a like early stage of construction at the navy yard in Brooklyn. They will make marvelous pair, as may be judged from the facts respecting them presently to be set forth. For one point, they will carry bigger guns than any now afloat Three months before the outbreak of tie war with Spain, our navy pos sessed (in adition to other more for midable craft such as the Oregon and Indiana) two second class battleships. One of these, the Maine, is now being dug out of the muddy bottona of the haribor of Havana. The other was the old Tezas. which today is junk having been utilized recently as a target, to test the effect of uptodate projectiles. , Now we are to have a new Texas to take her place. But what a differ ence between the two! It is no exag geration to say that if Spain had pos sessed one ship like that now building here, she might easily have defeated us in the memorable struggle vof 1898. Suhc a vessel, speedy enough to choose her own distance, could have knockd our best naval fighting machins liter ally to pieces, while keeping beyond the efective range of their guns. Texas to Have Ten. The Texas (like the New Tork) will carry 10 of those wonderful 14 Inch guns, which are new to be placed for the first time on board of fighting craft. There is nothing like them in the -world today, foreign nations hav ing contented themselves thus far with 12 inch rifles. The projectiles they throw are 4 1-2 feet long, weighing 1400 ponncs, and are hollow, the vacant space being packed with 40 pounds of A high explosive which is the most powerful in existence, its composition being a government secret Now, the efficiency of either one of these vessels as a fighting machine mav be judged -when it is explained that the half-score gigantic breehc loading rifles will occupy five turrets, the latter being arranged in a straight line from bow to stern, so that in battle all of the guns can be fired as a borad slde either to port or starboard. Two of the turrets will be somewhat higher than the other three, In order that their guns .may fire over the others In cases where shooting has to be done directly ahead or directly asterji. The two ships represent an entirely to Classify on Pages 14 & 15 Read the Poem Below. St is the Best Product of Modern Literature. HUNDRED PATIENTS TAKING TREATMENT AT TILL STILL OSTEOPATHIC INFIRMARY CH I new type of super-dreadnaught One of their most Temarkable features will be a secondary battery of 21 five inch breech loading rifles which, though in themselves very formidable weapons, are not meant for use in bat tle at all! Under such circumstances, indeed,,, they would not even be fired their business being merely defence against torpedo boats. At night "they would be utilized for this purpose in connection with powerful searchlights. Smashing Blows at Long; Ranee. What the Texas (like her twin sis ter) will depend upon is the delivery of smashing blows at long ranges with her great 14 Inch guns. Under pres ent conditions the normal fighting dis-. tance. where battleships are engaged, would be from 6000 to 12,000 yards that is to say, from three to six miles, roughly speaking. They would start firing at about six miles. Ten years ago the fighting distance was only 2000 yards; but it is being steadily pushed out witn tne improvement of guns and other elements of flg-hting power. The five inch guns are of no use at such distances, their proper fighting range being from 3000 to 4000 vards. Besides, if it were attempted to em ploy them in battle, they would make more or less smoke and Interfere with the fire control. When it comes to their proper business, they are deadly enough, each one of them being able to throw 12 50 pound shells a minute, loaded with high explosive. Collective ly they are called the "torpedo defence 'battery," and the 21 of them will be distributed all around the vessel, so as to cover as many points of compass as possible. The 14 inch rifle is just a trifle over 53 1-2 feet long. Its cylindro-conical projectile, driven by the explosion of 360 pounds of smokeless powder (which is the load), leaves the muzzle with a velocity of about half a mile a sec ond. Its striking energy at the muz zle is reckoned at 65,000 foot-tons enough, that is to say, to lift 1000 tons 65 feet into the air. Hitting a target two miles distant, its energy is some thing like 50,000 foot-tons. Imagine the effect of such a .blow delivered upon the side of a ship. Nothins: afloat could successfully resist so mighty an impact. But this is only one shout from one. gun. With all ten of its guns concentrated upon the tar get (the range being once corrRetlv obtained), the Texas, at a distance of five miles, could literally annihilate a battleship less formidable than her self inside of 10 minutes. Such a "salvo" (as it is now called in naval parlance) would deliver enough strik ing energy to lift 10,000 tons 50 feet EL PASO HERALD OSTEOPATHIC INFIRMARY acute diseases, that in old, chronic diseases people sometimes expect too quick results, but after they have hardened the spine by years of drugs it takes a long time. And some good people allow themselves to be frightened or persuaded back into drug taking and they nearly invariably die, which shows they would have died long be fore they did if Osteopathy had not helped them. When we can get a little more time (WE CLIP IT FROM THE M "When Falsehood sows her vicious seed And idle Gossip eats the weed And breathes her poisoned breath in ear And murdered Truth lays on her bier And Justice casts her scales away, 'Tis you, alone, who will not flay My Friend. Corner Missouri in tiie air and this, be it noticed, twice every minute. Xevr Method of Fighting:. The uptodate method of sea fighting is to concentrate simultaneously all the guns of a number of warships upon a single vessel of the enemy, thus ren demig her quickly hors de combat, and then to turn the attack In similar fashion upon another member of the hostile fleet Suppose that four such vessels as the new Texas (we shall start building two more like her next year) were to concentrate their gunfire in this way upon an enemy's battle ship how long could the latter, even though -herself a formidable craft, with stand the assault? How long, indeed, could anything aflouat stand up against such blows? For many years there was great rival ry between armor and guns, and it was a question which would win out. But, as things stand today, the gun seems to be far and away the winner. Offence has -become stronger, apparently, than defence can ever -hope to b. How are human hands to fashion any floating object that will Teslst the impact of a projectile -capable of piercing 26 inches of solid steel a projectile that strikes with an energy equal to that of a ton of steel dropped from a height of 12 aniles? The "Racking'' Effect. Such a projectile, in striking a bat tleship fairly, may not penetrate, but it is likely to "dish" the armor plate it hits and to start leaks. This is what is technically known as a "racking ef fect." Or the mighty shell, if It chances to hit a turret, may easily jam its machinery, preventing it from re volving, and thus putting its pair f big guns out of business. Or, again, it man strike the conning tower (from which the management of the vessel is directed), and crack it in two. All of whihe does not take into ac count the frightful effects of the x ploslon of the projectiles on landing. Impact sets off the high explosive packed inside of them, and they are rent into a thousand fragments weigh ing anywhere, from an ounce to 50 pounds. These fly in all directions, nland are liable to kill a great many people. The carnage in sea fights of the future will be inconceivablv dread ful. The big naval guns of today are strikingly different in shape from those of a few years ago. The latter were strengthened by enormous steel hoops at the breehc, to wltstand the sudden explosion of the old fashioned gunpowder. But the modern smoke less powder burns very slowly, and in consequence the rifled cannon of late patterjn has "spindled out" in a sur prising way, becoming very long, and thus giving the powder plenty of time to Tesolve itself into gases before the projectile leaves the muzzle. When one comes to think of the matter, it seems surprising that the world should have been satisfied to get along with sub stantially the same kind of gunpowder irom inimical times (when the Chinese -used it) up to the twentieth century, or very nearly. Then came the smoke less powder, which made necessary a change in guns. Has Greater Penetration. As already stated, the projectile fired from the 14 inch gun has a muz zle velocity of 2600 feet a second. The shell fired from a 12 inch gun leaves the muzzle at 2900 feet per second. But it only weighs 870 pounds, as against 1400 pounds. This difference in weight signifies that much less energy is delivered In striking the target. Greater energy means more penetra tion. Furthermore, the heavy shell ig nores wind and variable air densities. These great guns which will com pose the formidable armament of the Texas and the New York are deemed by the navy departmnt the most efficient weapons ever made. They can hit harder blows, and strike with greatefl accuracy, than any other rifled cannon now existing in the world. If it be asked how the ships carrying them Y FRIEN D and EI Paso Streets, EE Paso, Texas Many New Mexican Spanish Are Superstitious Beyond Comparison Belief in. Witches Still Common, While Myths Are Almost Myriad. CURIOUS and Interesting indeed Is the collection of superstitions of Spanish New- Mexico, given in the Journal of American- Folk Lore. A belief in witches appears to be quite common. The one person who can catch a witch is a man or ooy named John, or Junn the Baptist. If such a one will put his clothes on wrong side out, or with his foot will draw a circle around the witch, he is at his mercy. To relatives and particu lar friends the witches do no harm, though tbey are absolutely incapable of doing any good. From such people witches do not conceal the fact that they are witches, though as a rule great secrecy prevails. To these confidential friends they often tell their evil inten tions or threats of vengeance. A certain woman In New Mexico who was suspected of being a witch always carried with her, concealed under her clothes, a bundle of rags with pins and a small toad wrapped up in rags, which she woula often show to her friends, cares-sing it with her hand. New Mex icans afsc believe tnat a witch may lake the fGrm of a black dog. A black 1 deg, however, may represent the devil or some evil spirit. One of the most curious of their myths is that of la malora. It is re garded as. a wicked spirit -which wan ders about in the darkness of the night It terrorizes the unfortunate ones who are out alone at night and has usually the form of a large lock of wool or the whole fleece of wool of a sheep. Some times it takes a human form, but this Is rare, anc the New Mexicans say that when it has been seen in human form it presages ill fate, death, or the like. When it appears on dark nights in the shape of a fleece of wool it dimin Mshec and increases in size In the very presence of the unfortunate one who se.s It. It is also generally believed that a person who sees la malora, like one who sees a ghoot, forever remains senseless. When asked for detailed in formation about this myth the New Me leans give the general reply, "It is an evil thing." Myth of the "Weeping: Woman. Th6 myth of the weeping woman (La Llorona) is peculiar to Sante Fe. A strange woman dressed In black, drag ging heavy chains and weeping bitterly i3 often seen after midnight walking about the dark streets or standing at the windows and doors of private houses. Vague ideas are expressed about her, but many state that she is a soul from purgatory desiring to com municate with some one or obliged to atone for her sins by dragging chains and weeping. That any soul from purgatory or heaven can come down to earth to communicate with relatives and friends is a widespread belief in New Mexico. When the weeping woman is heard at the door no one leaves the house; and finally she departs, continuing her sad lamentation and dragging heavy chains. There are also some who state that the llorona is an infernal spirit wandering through the world and entering the houses of those who are to be visited by great misfortunes, especially death in the family; and a few sav that she is nothing more than an old witch. The Spanish indians believe that the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico have in each pueblo a monster viper kept in a will be able to withstand the shock of their own gunfire, the answer is that the explanation lies in their huge size and in the enormous weight or fthe and in the enormous weight of the each have a displacement of 27,000 tons and, of course, the chief idea held in view In their construction is that they shall serve as gun platforms. Rene Bache. 15,000 Treatments. About $150,000. we will tell you how Osteopathy cured all these bad cases of fevers, blood poison, bad eye troubles, when they were suffering death; how we healed up these broken limbs that had been bandaged so tight tubercu losis of the bone had eaten away most of the bone, and we cured them up; how Osteopa thy cured all these bad abscesses, tumors, etc., in the 1200 cases of female troubles we have handled, a great per cent of them BLAZER) When all my silent tears are shed "And waning Hope is almost dead And Yultured Grief has come to gloat On Memory's blazing edge of moat And pokes her swollen mass at me, "lis you, alone, who will not flee My Friend. cave and fed with seven living children every year. The belief among the New Mexicans of this myth is widespread and the gradual disappearance of the Pueblo indians is accounted for in their opinion, by the sacrirlces to the mon ster vipers. The well known myth of the basilisk, a myth found in ne&rly all countries, is widely extended in New Mexico and theie has one element which distin guishes It from the oasillsk myth of other nations. In other countries where the myth appears it Is believed that the basilisk is born from an egg laid by a cock. But according to the New Mexican belief the basilisk is said to bo born from an old hen. There is no egg connected with the myth at all. After a hen is seven years old she no longer lays eggs and she may give birth to a basilisk. The Old Hen Myth. A hen which is known to be more than seven years of age should be killed, lest she give birth to a basilisk. Not only in this respect Is the New- Mexican myth different from that of ?,P0" ? 3nfvih 5"S?Vn. ? Mexico is not like a snake, it is not a serpent or reptile, it has a shapeless, ugly form resembling a deformed chick, and is of black color. So it 1 dftscrihftri by a New Mexican, who after going to I a chicken house, whither he was at tracted by the cackling of a hen, found a basilisk, fortunately dead. Any female bird or fowl may give birth to a basilisk. Everywhere in New Mexico the myth is the same. As to the deadly effect of the eye of the basilisk, the New Mexico myth is the same as in other countries. If the basilisk sees a person first the person dies; if the ! lisk dies. The story is told that in a k ,& Was a basIIISlc a magpies nest on toD of a tree and the people who passed by were seen by it and died, Finally it was suspected that there was a basilisk up in the tree, and a morror being placed near the nest the basilisk saw itself there and died. The belief that the basilisk dies when be holding its own image Is also a preva lent one in all countries where the myth is found. Even the mirror story, with slight variations, is one that is found in Chile, France and Spain. In France the basilisk is also found in wells, and may be killed by placing a mirror over the well and allowing the basilisk to see its own image. Of ghost stories there Is no end. When a person dies everybody fears his return. Children who may sometimes have been disrespectful to him are afraid he will pull their toes at night And the grownups have greater fears. People argue long and eagerly as to whether the departed soul has gone to heaven, hell or purgatory. A child under seven does not sin, and if baptized goes to heaven; but if it has already nursed it must pass the flames of purgatory to atone for hav ing nursed. If older then seven the dead person commits sin, is responsible for it and God will judge him. When a person goes to heaven he usually appears to one of his relatives, in a dream or otherwise, and gives him the information so that no prayers need to be offered for him. If he Is in hell ho may likewise be given by God the permission to come to the world to in form his relatives not to pray for him, he lc damned. Those who go to purga toiy are also allowed to come to earth on various errands, the same as those who go to heaven. They may come to tell their relatives to pray for them, to pay certain debts which they failed to pay, to reveal cer tain truths which they had kept secret, to tell their relatives to fulfill cer Seal Estate and Too Late to NOW. DR. IRA W. COLLINS, Physician in Chief) All Graduates of Dr. A DR. AMELIA BURK, DR. GRACE PARKER, T. Still's Americas ScJm! DR. PAUL R. COLLINS, Consulting Phy-( of Osteopathy, Kirks sioians and Staff Operators j ville, Missouri. tain vows, such as series of prayers and almsgiving. The information is usually thrcugh certain signs, which are easily understood. But besides these appari tions, -which the New iiexicans say have a purpose, there are a series of super stitions which have no explanation whatever. The dead simply frighten people, especially relatives and friends, with no reason and with no purpose. A dis tant friend or relative receives warn ing of the death of some one by a rap on the bed, the falling of a chair, a sudden noise of any kind, the pres ence "of a small bird (preferably a white bird), a small flame rising in the air. , a distant light, a passing shadow or finally the real presence of the ghost of the person, usually dress ed in black, standing- or walking along. Souls Return to Pray. It is also believed that the souls from puigatory may themselves come to pray, and thus say the prayers they promised in life. In a- certain house in Santa Fe, N. M., it is said that several souls from purgatory assemble every Good Friday to say the rosary. Their prayers are distinctly heard, they ring a little bell and then disappear. In El Kito, an old Spanish settlement in northern New Mexico, there is a house which has been abandoned for over a hundred years througa fear of ghosts. Nearly every abandoned adobe house is said to be haunted by ghosts. The majority of the New Mexicans, men and women, would not enter such a house alone at night for any consideration ? whatsoever. It is feared as much as a STaveyara. borne JNew Mexicans are afraid to enter a graveyard alone even in the daytime, not to speak of the mghL Superstitions About Bead. Some of the curious superstitions about the dead are summarized as fol lows: Chests appear to good people; never to the wicked. If a persondies on a beautiful day he has gone to heaven; if on a stormy day he goes to hell. a person who crosses a funeral pro cession will die within the year fol io v- ing. If one is in continual dread of some one who has died or one whose ghost ' lias been seen It is sufficient to sly to i him 'Tzn v. -,, ., t-, ium. Go to h ," and one is troubled n0 more. If two persons call for God's judg ment on any dispute or quarrel they die at the same time. " If one does not desire to be molested by the ghost of a dead person it is suf ficient to visit the dead body and touch its toes. If the vice or customs of some dead person is commented upon or even barely mentioned it is necessary to of fer up a prayer for him; otherwise he will come at night and pull the toes of those who ridicule him. If a person dies and leaves money hidden he returns to disclose the secret to one of his family. If any one chews gum in bed he is masticating his family. If a person spills salt, any quantity whatsoever, he has to come back after death to pick it all up with his eyelids. To be strong and have no fear of the dead it is necessary to prav to St. Gertrude. God is not pleased to hear people speak of the dead. If the dead are laughed at evil may follow. "When a candle is burning to the end some one is dying. Thi superstitions and beliefs con cerning dreams are many and various. Some dreams are interpreted literally, others not. Death, illness or other msfcrtunes are. announced by dreams. When one is desirous of having a dream it Is sufficient to place one's shrcs or stockings near the pillow and a dream is sure to come. If a person dreams hat a certain one has died it means that a friend or rela tive is dying or will die, but not the one dreamed about. Dreams. If one dreams of blood a terrible mis fortune Is about to happen; that one's teeth are falling, a relative has died; of lean meat, a child will soon die; of fat meat, an old person will soon die; Classify onPages 14 & 15 THE DR. Its Patients given up to die; also how easily Osteopathy cured these appendicitis cases without even operating; how we make these old, worn out livers into as good as new; and how Os teopathy restored all these Bright 7s dis eases nobody else could do anything for. In fact, we will tell you how we handled these 8000 cases of every kind of disease, most of them given up by the others before we got a chance at them. When Death has stilled my aching heart And God has bid my soul depart The music of your love chimes loud And echoes far beyond my shroud ;Tis you, for whom in death I smile For you are all in life worth while My Friend. of a funeral, a wedding will soon fol low: of a wedding, -death is announced; of wealth, poverty will come; of & black cat or black dog, an enemy is approaching. Some of the miscellaneous supersti tions, in addition to others more wide spread, are as follows: If a young- man or young- woman is hit with the broom oa the feet by on who is sweeping he or she will never be married. If cne has Itching- In the right hand a stranger is about to be introduced. If two person drinlc water from the ssme glass the last will know the first one's secret. The white spots in the finger nails maicate the number of lies the person has told. On leaving the house on New Tear's day o young person observes the per son first encountered, for of a. similar character the youn& person will be. In the spinach a hair is always fouad, because two godfathers once had a fight in a spinach field. If a young woman cuts her finger nails on Saturday she will see her lover on Sunday. It is bad luck, and decidedly Improp er to wash one's face or cut one's fiager nails on Fridays. Young girls must not eat sardines. for they cause fickleness. When a person forgets what he is going to say it means , that It was a If the breadcrumbs are burned up the house will hever catch fire. If one eats beans on New Tear" day prosperity will follow. If a pin sticks straight out oh a woman s clothing her husband will leave her or she will soon receive a letter. When a spider appears it brings grood Iuck. So that St Anthony will perform miracles his image is hung head down. When the image of a saint falls to the ground it means that he has per form ea a miracle. When there is a ringing in the ears a letter will soon be received, oa on, the 20th of the month. When there is a ringing- in the ears people fear death. Then a saint who is invoked will not perform a miracle his image is put away (imprisoned) until he performs the miracle. On St. Anthony's dy and also oa St. Joseph s day one must always give strangers to eat, since such strangers ma' be the saints themselves The swallow must not be killed or even molested, since it was a swallow that pulled off the thorns from the ciown of Christ "When one vawns ths o-c-n -b-jit ... into the mouth if one does not make the sign of the cross. On the eve of St. John's day the white of an ess Is placed in a glass of wa ter and the next morning what is to happeo in the future appears written on the ess On St. John's day women cut the tip of their hair with an ax or sinui wish it so that it may grow. To find out If any given person is thinking of one an egg shell is placed over the fire. If the skin of the insida of the shell rises the person is thinking of the one who performs the experi ment (Colorado). Tim same experiment proves wheth er the husband or lover is faithful (Santa Fe). It the cat washes Its face some one will soon arrive from the direction to ward which the cat is looking! If a needle is lost people say, "The devil has picked himself with it," or "May the devil pick himself with It! and the needle will then be found. Happiest Girl ia Liacelx. A Lincoln, Neb., girl writes, "I had been ailing for some time with chronic constipation and stomach trouble. I began taking Chamberlain's Stomach, and Liver Tablets and in three days I was able to be up and got better .right along. I am the proudest girl in Lin coln to find such a good medicine.' For sale- by all dealers.