El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 309, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 30, 1897 Page: 4 of 4
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THE DAILY HERALD
THURSDAY DECEMBER 30. 1897.
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We have an elegant assort-
To close out at ex-
W. Ix-vin fe Co
Myar Opera House
RIGSBY & WALKER...
H. Q. MITCHELI
One week commencing
MONDAY. DEC. 27.
And Edison's Latest Me-
Siatson sale Saturday Dec. 25th at
Albers' Drug Store.
Prices 25c 35c and 50o.
T ETTEli-O. C. K. there la a letter at Vera
urux Mexico ror you A. j.ti.
LOST Hay book Finder will be paid
return the same to 405 Mesa ave. W
I OST Bntwpen Fvererflen cemetery and
Xi v mllo bridira on Ysleta road a browi
cloth cape lined with Scotch p aid. F nder
p ease leave at Herald office and receive re
LOST A monkey leather yellow purse
with moiiOKriim F V H containing visit-
ing cards some r oney and one key. A lib-
eral reward will be paid for Us return to the
ANTED An experienced waist hand at
314 fun Aniouiu street.
yANIEl-Two sisters would like employ-
ment in aining room or cnamoer woric
1 ant en.plosmeut togetner. B iioruia.
WANTED A situation by a lady as private
teacher governess or llgnt omce work
or ciurK. o. a.n0iu uuiuo
UK KENT Rooms at 403
North El Paso
jtOR;RENT Three rooms for light house
keeping airs- it amona wo Jto. ot.
"JjKR BENT Furnished room house of 7
FOB BENT Two furnished rooms. Enquire
corner First and Ochoa streets opposite
T. & P. Uepot.
POR RENT House of four good sized rooms
hall and bath; best of locution; price $25
per month to permanent tenant. Address
IWtSALE-Dr. McQlll's famous Orange
Blossom by Mrs. A. M Smith 125 Leon
(TOR PALE Lots on monthly payments by
- B. K. fa am me tt agent Campbell ileal Jus
lOBSALE A six room house with attic
J and all modern improvements on Flor
ence and Bio Urande bts. See owner at
house. J. B. liapper.
TjOR SA LE The H uuld'b SouveMr Edition
Is lull ot reilaDle matter concerning .
Paso bend it to your friends it will answer
all questions. -rice o c en is.
LX)K SALE Seven room house on Montana
J? and uampbell Sis. and six room house ou
Florence street ou eas 3 U rms. Will oe com-
pleted November 1. ciall on B. b'. Hammett
ageut Campoeil Keal state to.
LOCAL AND 4X&AL.
Hot cakes at Smith's Creamery.
Good eating at Smith's Creamery.
El Paso Steam Laundry Telephone
Mining Location Blanks far 8al m
O'Brien Coal Co. sell pitch paper
lime cement plaster etc.
Pitch paper plaster and lime. El
Paso Fuel'Co. Phone 110.
Ask for "El PSO TA.NSFER"
the best 5 c m CIGAR on the market.
The boat Mexican and Havana cigars
are mado by the J2.1 .Paso (..agar Aug.
Stoves of all kinds for hard and
MOMSEN & THORNE.
Payne-Badger Coal company Mc-
Atester Cerrillos and anthracite coal
cord and stove wood yard Secoad and
Chihuahua tret:s. Teiephose No. 11.
It is Battfr to take Hood's Sarsapa-
rilla than to experiment with unknown
and UJtr.ed preptration. We know
Hood's Sarsjparilla actually and per-
-od's Pills act easily and promptly
on 1 e liver and bowels. Cure sick
Li tt'i. - he.
Ti; S.ict Fo has rented engine 34
to the Vv h ;e Oaks road and she was
fitted u today at the Santa Ee round
house for service as a switcher aod
yard engine on the hWi. "
ASSORTED SIZES y
AND COLORS. . .
Richardson & Bobbins' and Gordon A Dill-
One and two ibs.
KENNEDY BISCUIT CO.'S
One two and five pounds.
Chas. F. Slack & Co
OLD GOLD is just the same as money to us.
If you have any old-fashioned worn-out jew-
elry bring it to us and exchange it for some-
thing new and pretty.
We do all kinds of Watch and Jewelry Repairing at
GEO. W. HICKOX & HIXSON.
"The Jewelers. "
Bronson Block III San Antonio Street El Paso Texas
THE REAL COSTS.
SOME COMPARATIVE FIGURES TAK
EN FROM RELIABLE SOURCES.
Figures That Talk Show What it Will
Cost to Maiutain a Paid Fire De-
partment in El Paso. I et the
People Know the t acts.
Th9 Hebald has no desire what-
ever to cast any reflection on the citi-
zens committee appointed by the city
council as a steering committee for the
coming year. The personnel of the com-
mittee is made up of some of the best
business men of the city but the ques-
tion at issue is one of vital importance
and one in which every tax payer is
vitallv interested. Taking this into
consideration this paper has tried to
furnish facts acd figures to the public
to convince them that the committee
was either led astray in their report on
the oost of a paid fire department or
d d not go deep enough in the matter
to find out tne real jacts r or tnia
reason this paper has produced several
interviews on tne matter ana toaay
fives the statement of Frank Power?
ex-chief of the fire department a tax
Daver and a man of business ability.
To a Herald reporter this morning
Mr. Powere said:
'Of course I do cot think that ten
men would give El Paso. an rfficient
fire department. I know from exper-
ience that ten men could not possibly
do the work at a fire. In the first
Dlace the department has now six men
acd every ore of them is now and
would be required at their present sta
tions if the department is maae a paia
affair. If a chemical ensrine was pur
chased it would take one morn driver
and if an electric fire a arm system
were adopted it would take an elec-
trician. Or in other words the de
partment would be composed as fol
lows: Four drivers one eneiaeer one
electrician one tillerman and one jan-
itor making eiyht in all. These eight
men would be employed so that they
could not aesist at a fire outside of
their regular positions and wtb the
committees estimate as to the number
of firemtn required it would only leave
three men and the chief to fight the
fire and no sane man can possibly be
lieve that there is any three men that
could do this. I estimate that it would
take at least twenty paid men to han-
dle the apparatus and fight a fire of
any consequence divided up as follows:
Seven men on hook and ladder truck
five men on hose wagon three men on
chemical engine two men on steamer
one electrician one janitor and one
chief. The cost would be about as fol-
lows per month:
19 firemen at $60 per month $1140
1 chief 100
Horse feed 90
Total per month $1330
This is a very low estimate but
would amount to $15960 per year out-
side of incidental expenses in the fire
department which will go on continual-
ly whether the department is a ptid
oce or a volunteer. The committee
eedmated the eost at $11442 so yoi can
see the difference and the committee
fifurel in all the incidental expenses.
"Now about the cot of adding a
chemical engine and fi' e electric ala- m
system. The committee recommended
'hat $3500 be appropriated for that
purpose but it will cost double that
amount before the pnpoaed addition
could be completed --This cost would
be about as follows and I have figured '
it out several times: i
One chemical engine..;.:. ....$1500
Two horses 300
S.tof harness 130
Hose chemicals etc 600
Fire eleotrlc alarm system 4.000
Making grand to al $6 430
"Now there is no doubt but that with
these additions to the department it
would be as tood as any department in
the state if enough men are employed
to handle it but will the tax payers
stand the extra expense. It has been
proven that a chemical engine is the!
most useful apparatus In the fire de- j
partment at the present time. The
chief oi tha firs department in
El Paso Grocery Co.
NEW DILL. PICKLES.
NEW VINEGAR PICKLES.
NEW CHOW CHOW PICKLES.
NEW MIXED PICKLES.
NEW HORSE RADISH AND
MUSTARD (something new).
NEW MUSTARDS (Imported and
NEW PICKLED PEPPER HASH
NEW SAUCES of all kinds.
We carry a full line of Bottled Goods
of Pickles and Relfshes
of all kinds.
El Paso Grocery Co.
Oregon & E. Overland.
Napoleon J. Roy
The Fashionable Tailor.
SHII.DflN BLOCK - OPPflSITI POSTOfHC
unicago reports tnat toe chemical en
gine extinguishes 95 per cent of all the
fires in that city and the St. Louis
chief places the figures at 90 per cent
This shows the usefulness of the ap
paratus but the question is can a full
paid department handle the apparatus
any better than theivolunteer firemen
have handled it in the past. Some of
the best firemen in the city are among
tne vojuntesrs tney nave labored
faithfully for the interest of the city
aod nave risked tbeir lives ti save
property in which they bad no interest
and it is wrong that they should be set
aside at a big expense to the city for
the purpose of forming another poli-
tical ring in this city and there is no
doubt but that the volunteer firemen
of El Paso will resent stigma cast
upon them by their present retiring
coiei lust as soon as tney get a chance
for ttey one and all blame him with
bringing about the present state of af
fairs in the fire department. I fully
believe tr-at a. full -paid department
would cost the city at least $12000 a
year above the estimate of the cit'zens
Mr. Stanley Bevan who has been
foremen of the hook and ladder com
pany for three years has this to say in
answer to the anonymous interview in
the Time this morning:
"The party in the Times who is mak
ine fun of the voluntee- fire depart
ment does not know what he is talking
about generally and less when he brings
in the hook and ladder truck. It is
no 5 generally known but it is a fact
that it takes just half the men to raise
tne aerial ladder on thf present truck
that it did to raise the extension ladder
on the old truck. It tke-j four men to
raise the aerial ladder six men to raise
the extension ladder on the present
truck acd it took eight men to raise
the extension ladder on the old truck.
It is true that the fire department has
not bad much to do in the past year
but that was the city's gain and not the
fireman's but we cannot know but that
every fireman in the city may be called
out in tweniy-iour nours and tnen
every apparatus and every piece of
apparatus would be brought into im
mediate use and if the fire was in
high building the aerial ladder could
be used as a water tower and firemen
would be enabled to reach a fire that
they could not not reach otherwise.
Mr. W. T. Kitchen ex-city e'erk
and secretary-elect of the fire depart
ment lurmsnes tne loilowtng ngures
on the cost of maintaining the present
Current expenses up to Octo
ber 1 $7076.23
supplies purchased etc.
Rubber coats supplies etc... 70 95
Paid ncte on hook and ladder
truck 600 00
Paid on hose wagon 534 69
" on team for hose wagon . . 300 00
1000 feet fire hose 751 00
Paid out for firemen's conven
tion 500 00
Beds'eads supplies eto 283 18
Total $'945 82
lne current expenses herein men
tioned covers the salaries of all the
paid firmen. The supplies purchased
showsthat the cost during the past year
in th Ore department amounted to $2-
945.82. All of these supplies are rn hand
and in use and next year it would not be
necessary to charge them up again as
they have a' ready been paid for. The
committee estimated the expenses of the
fire department for one year at $12-
000 and they were about right if they
take the present year but Mr. Kitchen
says tint lust year the total expense to
the city of volunteer fire departmentwaa
less than $7500. This year the expen-
ses run high on account of many im-
provements but now the city has the e
and the expenses next will be cut down
to the minimum.
This la the condition of tbe affairs
of tbe fire department and it ' would be
well for the city council to look well
itito this matter before they make a
move that ill cost the city from $10-
000 to $15000 a year more than they are
getting tbe same service now lor.
Tbe ladies auxiliary of tbe Y. M. C.
A. will receive at the rooms of the as-
sociation on San Francisoo street New
Wilbar Herrickand Miss Maggie
M. Pepper of Tularota have been
s I sw1 I
The "GOLDEN EAGLE'S"
magnificent array of
Never before in the history of El Pao has there been
such an elegant and handsome display. EVERY-
THING in the Men's Boy's and Children's line is
here represented. Handsome and well made Over-
coats Dainty Smoking Jackets Neckwear Collar
and Cuff Boxes Handkerchiefs Jewelry Fancy Ho-
siery Gloves Umbrellas and Canes the celebrated
Dunlap Hats and thousands of other handsome" and
useful things suitable for : : : : : :
NEW YEAR'S GIFTS. 1
May be seen in great variety.
Largp and Unmatohable stock
Leaders in the
Experience combined with promptness and care in the
compounding of Prescriptions at any and all times.
We carry the largest and best selected stock of BLANK BOOKS in the
city including Ledgers Journals Cash Books
Day Books Memorandums Etc.
I M H. WEBB'S
X 11 mm 1IYt JL-W w
WILL BUILD THE LEVEE.
The Railroads Will Take Hold of the
Mayor Magoffin 6aid to a Herald
reporter this morning: "There is no
doubt now but that the levee will be
built. The Texas & Pacific and White
Oaks railroads have taken hold of the
matter and the Santa Fe is now asking
to be counted in with the ethers in
building tbe levee. These roads want
the right of way from Austin street to
Stanton street along the river and
propose to build a levee above the high
water mark to connect with the levee
already built. These roads will buiid
two tracks on the levee and wiil thus
form a belt line along the river front
which they will use foi yard purposes
and such other uee as they may desire
and all they ask of the city is tbe right
of way 8nd a strip of land lying south
of the Texas & Pacific and White Oaks
line. I am determined that the levee
shall be built but I will recommend
some changes in the road's program
as I think they should go nearer the
river than they propose. It will be
necessary to get permission from tne
Mexican government to build this
levee but I do not ant'eipate any
trouble in getting this through. That
levee shall be built and that too at as
early a date a possible."
Ah Tom first cousin to Ah There 1b in
the toils of the federal officials on
charre of smuggling his erring coun
trvmen into this country. He rnd a
comoadre were pulled tbe other night
at the Santa Fe bridge while dropping
off a pier and afterwards tried to make
away for liberty. 1 ne guaras naa to
get in some pop gun work in order to
bring the celestials tj a recognition of
the error of their ways and they were
safelv landed in th3 county i ail. Ah
Tom is an old time cook and offender
"in these vere parts" and u well
known. Commissioner Sexton this
morning ordered the Chinaman whom
Ah Tom was trving to smuggle in de-
oortd to China to assist in preventing
the European powers from dividing up
that country. iCl Jr-aso cou'd spare a
a few more just-like him for the same
Gen. Traffic Agent J. L. Logan of the
Corralitos road has issued a circular
stating that: O. L.'Arguelles has to-
day been appointed customs agent of
this company at Ciudad Juarez aod El
Paeo vice Mr- Henry Seggerman re
signed. The power of attorney here-
tofore vested in Mr. Sezgerman is in
consequence withdrawn acd hereby
trar-.-ferred to Mr. Arguelles. The
latter will have power to transact all
business of this company pertaining to
Judge Buckler reti-es from the dis
trict bench tomorrow evening and
Judge Wal'hal will he sworn in on Mon-
day morning next Whether there will
b any formalities In connection with
this is not yet kron
El Paso & Noi'thea9tern representa
tives have fecured options on seventy
five ranches in the Sacramento moun-
tains east of La Luz where Pennsylva-
nia garden farmers will ba located.
- The real esta'e men and investment
companies have -petitioned the m ws-
spapers of Denver to devote lees space
to polities nrd more to upbuilding the
interests of the city and state.
Mineral Well" water will cure
rheumatism neuralgia sick and' ner
vous he8dicbe liver and kidney dis-
eases indigestion and dyspepsia in
every instance. Try it and be -convinced.
For sale in any quantity t
A. W. SPENCER'S -
Depot 203 San Antonio St.
Beautiful cottage dinner sets $4.50.
Parlor lamps $100. China Palace
211 San Antonio St. j
Don't fail to inspect our
before purchasing your
With new stock and Fixtuoes and everything k
essent:al in a first-class up-to-date
Dr and Bookstore
ao ban an xonio st. S
Back from the South
A. J. Stevens has returned from a
month s bunting ' through Mexico.
While in Tampico he met H. F. Al
ln inrmpi-lu in hnainaea alar.
Dr. Smart who is buying cattle for Cu
ban consumption and who was until re
cently in South and Central America.
Then he met a Mr. tVuliams formerly
of El Paso brother of the man who
was killed in the steam laundry explo
fion. An were oomg well.
Mr. Stevens ran across a tiger in
Tamsulipas and sent a bullet after the
gentle creature. But the tiger made
a dive for the brueh and though shot
in tne nanus managed to escape.
Fall and Winter Stvlea.
RpnH tirn ant. .t.n.mr fnw Arttts..
nf ITnahtnn Rnnlr Tlao iit! fll.r ill.a
trated in colors. Contains a complete
lsi 01 tne latest styles in Ladies' dress
Prickly ash Bitters Co.
St. Louis Mo
Next week will be one continued
round of pleasure as far as theatre
goers are concerned. The first thing
next weeic win oe tioyt's Milk White
flag then comes the Tennessee Part-
ner and then Louis James. All these
attractions are first class and only play
one night each without any advance in
A big eagle was struck bv the stack
of the engine pulling the Limited yes
terday west ot nere and knocked
back onto tbe tender. But before the
fireman could get back to grab the
bird it bad fallen off onto the right of
way wnere it died irom tbe blow.
The police forca made a discovery
of several stolen axes that had been
buried on south Campbell street and
they dug up six axes and bandies and
now have tbe same at tbe station
awaiting their rightful owner.
The Southern Pacific will run big
ten wneeiers on tne sunset limited
east and west of this city and the en
gines will be on from San Francisco
Civil Engineer Robson and party of
the White Oaks road sta-t out Mon
day to cross section and locate right of
way and road bed through the Jicarilla
The operation performed upon Mrc.
Hi. siioeroerg at tne sisters' bospital.
has proven j-uccessful and she is now
on tbe road to recovery.
F. M. Rbomberd formerly of the Mc
Ginty band it seems has located at La
Luz to remain ar.d has been investing
in lecal real estate.
L. F. Chess and Miss Mary Bertsch
will be mrried Siitur 'ay morning at
the repiJecc of the bride's parents by
Rev. W. O. Millioan.
Highest Honors World's Fair.
Gold Medal Midwinter Fair.
A Fart Qrapt Cream of Tartar Powtfer.
i0 YZARS THB-STANDARD
mm. s --
Dry Goods Exclusively : : :
NOW THAT I HAVE
TO STATE THAT HEREAFTER I CAN STOW THE PUB-
LIC A STOCK OF DRY GOODS WELL SELECTED AND
BOUGHT RIGHT; IN PRICES QUALITY AND QUAJN-
' TITY UNSURPASSED IN THE CITY. .
ALL I ASK IS THAT MY FRIENDS AND PATRONS WILL FAVOR.
ME WITH A CALL AND BE
Max Schutz's Department Store
110 E. Overland St.
I Stand. .
BUT WILL MOVE
f New Year will find us at A
our new stand
El Paso Street...
The New Gram-o-phone. .
Holiday gifts at cost. Diamond's
closing out store.
Burge's art pirlora is the place to go
for X-mas photos.
Mrs. Shipley fashionable dressmak-
ing room No. 1 Mundy building.
Billy Thompson at Smith's creamery
at night makes a nne oyster stew.
O'Brien Coal Co. "Cerillos Coal
Yard." Stove wood and kindling. Tel.
Dolls toys and holiday goods of
every description at the China Palace
Zll San Antonio St.
Vapor and medicated baths at 416
North Oregon street. Kehum atism
relieved at once; mast age in all forme
Photos! Photos! Before you have
your X-mas photos made call at
Burge's art parlors inspect work and
get prices. Santa H e street.
Kansas City tenderloins sweetbreads
spare ribs lye hontiny barbecued
meat and Kansas City trimmed loins.
At the New Market 208 San Antonio
See reduced prices offered by Mc-
Cutcheon Payne and Co. in another
column. This is a grand opportunity
to get Christmas presents at very low
El Paso Fuel company and the
O'Brien Coal company absolutely de-
cline to receive orders or deliver coal
on New Years day. Get your order in
today or tomorrow.
For efficient service courteous
treatment and the finest goods in their
line call on Ross & Co. undertakers
and embalmtrs El Paso. Phone 211
or 183. Office 401 El Paeo street.
Tho' your wants be many in jewelry
diamonds watches we can supply them
promptly at pr ces which will make
you our customers.
"No trouble to answer questions."
A. A. Farland stands absolutely first
and alone in his line and is perhaps.
the only virtuoso living who can claim
the distinction of having it universally
concedtd that in the whole world
there is not nor ever has been his
equal. Chopin ball Jan. 3.
A good New Year resolution to make
is that you will see our line before pur
chasing elsewhere. We are sure to
make you a customer witn our
prices and goods.
"No trouble to show goods."
Prof. W. D Bowman wi'l deliver a
lecture on spiritualism at 227 Stanton
street (next dror to Melrose House)
a-. 7:30 p. m. ThursJay evening. The
profe tor has just returned from
Washington D. C where he has been
m atte dance at the rece' t session ef
the national convention of spiritualists.
Prof. C. C. Brannan. of Trinidad.
Colorado has located in El Paso as
teacher of violin mandolin and man-
do) a. Mr. Brannan can be seen at
Dunn's music store San Aotonio St.
where he will be pleased to state terms
to anyone wisbiug his services. Bet t
of references; also 20 year's experience
Bring your order to the tbe El Paso
Green House on Myrtle street across
railroad track for cut flowers for holi
days now carnations roses smilax
tropical plants for house or church
de -oration and funeral designs. Wed
ding bouquets in lace and satin baskets
and the latest novelties in floral work
of all kinds.
To Care a Gold In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab-
Uts. All druggists refund the money
if it falls to curt.
CLOSED OUT MY GRO ERIES.WISH
CONVINCED. . . .
OPP SAN JOSi: TiLOCK
' L1NOELL HOTEL.
I LARGEST STOCK! I
.And Beat Iae of
IN THE SOUTHWEST fjt
EVERYTHING IN MENS' WEAR. O
g R. C. LIGBTBODY
LEADING CLOTHIK8 gM
jjlH. S13-224 - . EI. PASO ST
Are the Latest Freshest
and most Up-to-Date....
the largeet; likewice the
best kept stock in the city
Arrangements for display
and inspection the very
best while .....
Are always right. We ex-
tend e n invitation to all
to inspect our bargain-
stocked Furniture Store.
815 EL PASO ST.
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SV SOUAPP fit ANMET''
WEST TEXAS SADDLERY CO.
Cor. Oregon and Overland Sts.
EL PASO - - TEXAS.
Balsa y Huo Brevas Victorias de Colon
Just received st the Cariosity
W.G.WHZC0. o oc"r
Duper s Express.
L?rve orders at Howards
Phone 148; J.C. Ross & Co.
On terms to suit all S
Piano Tahlna; Polishing- and
Kf pairing. fj
W. G. DUNN
3 SO San Antonio St. K
For Over Fifty Tears.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething 1
soothes the child softens the gums
allays all pain oures wind eolio and is
the remedy best for diarrhoea
Twenty-Qre cents a bottle.
M Olrt Pianos taken tm exchange. M
V JAanrtollns Vtoliu. (iuttars
M and Latest PUaet 31 usic. fj
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