El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 61, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 11, 1899 Page: 4 of 8
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EL PASO DAILY HERALD SATURDAY MARCH 11 1899.
Fatronize Union Labor.
ARE IN TOGETHER AT
215 San Antonio St.
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
Best goods at lowest prices. Fit guaranteed.
SUITS from $22.00 and up.
PANTS from 86.00 and up.
McGarry Conklin S DrehnerJ
i Link and Pin. I
POINTS ON THE POOLING SYSTEM.
David Davis Writes a Very Interest-
ing Letter to the ' Locomotive
Engineering" on That Subject.
famlllarl v called "the chain-o-ans- svs-
ten ' has been the source of great an
noyance to the employes in the train
service of a.l roans which have adopt
ed it. Ail roads leading into this
point with the exception of the Mex-
ican Central use the chain-gang sys-
tem as a meass of getting more work
out of the engines. Mr. Davis says:
Believing the so-called pool system
to be against the best interests of rail-
road companies and the men in charge
of engines and the men running en-
gines I shall presume to open a dis-
cussioa on the subject which I hope
will bring out the views on both sides
and give us a fair comparison of the
advantages and disadvantages of the
system. In the first place I wish to
state most emphatically that I am un-
interested in the matter except to see
the road with which 1 am connected
run on economical lines believing
that we are more apt to receive a bet-
ter compensation if the cost of main-
tenance is reduced to the minimum.
Let us take for an example a road or
a division of a system having 200 en-
gines and 800 miles of road 250 en-
gineers and 250 firemen making a
mileage os 400000 per month. It will
WUCatt3 U3 IWgUW C1 UiUUbU. .Ik Will
take eight inspectors machinists boil- I
er matters ana air men to inspect tnose I
engines and then only half as well as J
the engineers would do it without
compensation. Allow the inspectors
$2.50 each per day and it amounts to
$20 per day $7300 per ye ar. A boy
putting supplies on engines at $1.25 or
$45b.7o per year.
All master mechanics know and ex-
pect that the cost of repairs will be
greater under this system; and we be
lieve that the smallest amount that
could be figured as increase on that
account for 2'jO engines would be $1000
per month or $24000 per year
The fuel in all cases will ba the larg-
est item and I know of a road that
made 24 miles and a fraction per ton
for 1897. and the same road fell on less
than 20 miles per ton in 1898 the
change in the system of running en
gines taking effect Januarr 1 1898.
This in rouad numbers cost the com
pany SdS tons of coal at $2.00 per ton
mis would amount to S3.oJd per
month or $100020 per yea-. If this
had been a Southern o- Western road
where fuel costs $4.50 Der ton it would
amount to $179916. So if it is poor
policy for a road paying $2.50 or less
for fuel it is still poorer policy for
roads paying $150 or upwards.
The oil suffers still more than the
coal under the pool system; but a3 it
does not provoas large an item in dol-
lars and cents we will not attempt to
compute the amount. But from the
conclusion drawn we have;
Cost of inspection per year. . . . $7300
Engine supplies per year 456
Extra cost of labor in making '
repairs per year 24000
Extra cost of fuel at $2.50 per
ton per year 100 020
Supposing a new engine to cost $8-
000 this would buy 164 engines per
year and in twelve years it would buy
an entire new equipment of engines.
Now why will the pool system never
be successful? To get good work from
a number of men there must be some
incentive besides the money consider
ation it we can get tnem on a com-
petitive basi. that is all that is neces-
ary. When a gun club-goes out to
shoot at a mark there is a prize given
and everyone shoots bis best. If every
man runs his own engine and the blue
print is carefully kept any man with
pride will -hoot his best and try to be
near the top of the list. When he gets
there he feels that he has accomplished
something and h tries to maintain
his record ; while the men further down
the list feel that their ability! is in
doubt aad they must put forth a great-
Some of the advocates of the pool
system say all engines of a size and
build are a'ike and a man can do as
well with one as the other. The -writer
used to think so too but hasglong
since been con vi need to the contrary.
Each engine has its weak points and
its strong points. The regular en-
gineer does or should know them; a
man on a hundred ingines never will.
Show me an engineer who favors the
prol system and 1 will show you a man
who is an eogine3r in name only. He
is afraid to enter the competitive list
on bis merits or he is too lazy to keep
his work up or doesn't have the abili-
ty or skill to keep up his engine and
thinks he is in luck to have someone do
it for him.
Two years ago we were advancing.
Our engineers were working on their
Railroad Time Tables.
Arrives?9:50 a m Leaves 9:50 a m
TEXAS & PACIFIC.
Arrives 10:05 a m Leaves 2:10 p m
Arrives' 1:30 p m Leaves. 3:35 p m
G. H. & 8. A.
Arrives 2:45 p m Leaves 1:50 p m
Arrives 7:35 p m Leaves. 1:40 p m
R. O.. 8.BL.& PACIFIC.
Dally Except Sunday.
Arrives Juarez. 3:55 p m
Leaves Juarez 8:25 a m
EI. PABO A NORTHEASTERN. ? i . '
Arrives 6:50 p m Leaves 10:30 a m
SUNSET LIMITED ''
West Bound Tuesdays and Fridays.
Arrives 9:50 p m Leaves 10:05 p m
East Bound Mondays and Thursdays.
Arrives 5:20 p m .Leaves oiio p m
PACIFIC COAST LIMITED. .-
West Bound Mondays and Thursdays.-'
Arrive 8 1;00 p m Leave3 1:15 p m
Ease Bound Wednesdays and Saturdays
Arrives 12:30 p m Leaves 12:45 p m
merits; tbey were figuring on combust
ion economy In oil; tney were studying
valve motion and air and were watch-
ing all points to sustain their record or
make a better one. The engineers that
: we were beginning to feel proud of
will in five years be known in history
One of the arguments in favor of the
pool svstem is that the company now
own the engines; that the engineers
get more work out of them etc.
This however is not the ca-e and
the fact of the matter is tbey neer
could get as mnch work out of another
A racehorse to win a race must be
in the pink of condition. A -machine
must be the same. A machine or a
locomotive is more apt to give trouble
unless well taken care of. An old say-
ing that "what is everybody's business
is nobody's business" hold good in the
pooling case and the perfect machine
soon degenerates. If the company
want certain time made and certain
tonnage hauled let the traveling
engineer take a train over the road for
an example and every engineer on the
road will duplicate ber performance or
die in the attempt. He will also key
his his own rods set up wedges
tighten up loose nuts pack the throt-
tle put in water and lubricator
glasses clean his headlight
pack the cocks in the cab and the air
pump keep the engine nest and
clean and always ready to go out if it
lies in his power. None of these things
are they now doing but are ready and
willing to do and more if given back
their engines. Then if the conductor
asks the engineer if he
can make his meeting point
he confidently says. yes; where-
as under the pool system he don't fig-
ure much on what he can do until he
Believing this to ba a vital question
of policy and economy I would like to
see it discussed from all stand points
by those in transportation as well as
those in the mechanical department.
An Attractive Trunk.
A trunk arrived over the Texas &
Pacific yesterday morning and was
transferred to the Santa Fe to go
north this morning. It was not out of
the ordinary as regards construction
but a long white silk ribbon which
was tied around it made a great many
look upon it wih nervous suspicion.
When it was thrown off at the Santa
Fe depot Baggage Master Oberholser
gazed at it for a moment and then step-
ped back and told the colored man to
take it to the baggage room. That in-
dividual looked first at the trunk and
then at the baggagemaster and
cunningly warbled "nit." They ap-
proached the trunk slowly and up
on inspection they found neatly writ
ten on' one end of the ribbon "Just
Married." The mystery was then
solved and a general rejoicing follow
ed. "As a general rule" said one
man who looked at it "young married
people try to hide tne newness which
generally accompany a bridal tour
but the owners of this article are pos
sessed of none of that particular kind
of timidity. Porters take a great ad
vantage of an opportunity of this kind
and I judge it will cost a great deal of
money for them to make the trip."
Sparks from the Engine
Engineer Lowe of the Texas &
cific is enjoying a few days rest.
The "one spot" on the E. P. & N. E.
Cures every form of
Impure blood from
The pimple on your
Face to the great
Scrofula sore which
Drains your system.
Thousands of people
Testify that Hood's
Scrofula Salt Rheum
And That Tired
Feeling. Remember this
And get Hood's
And only Hood's.
Is in the G. H. shops receiving a few
repairs. Master Mechanic Winn Is
superintending the work.
Chas. Oberholser the baggage mas-
ter at the Santa Fe depot broke the
record yesterday by handling 325
trunks during his day's work. He re-
ported for work this morning feeling
as sctive as a live frog on a hot frying
Through a mistake on the part of the
"intelligent compositor" yesterday
"Fireman" Munn appeared where it
should have been Foreman Munn. Mr.
Munn blushed a cardinal red when he
perused the article but as usual he
The Mexican Central seems to be
suffering for want of engines at pres
ent. Eight 'of their engines are at
present in theiback shop at Chihua
hua and this is an unusual number of
engines to be laid up at this time of
the year when business is so brisk. The
(Jentral has ordered a number or new
engines and the first shipment Is ex
A great many of the San Marcial
roilroad employes have announced
their intentoin of visiting El Paso on
the day of tbe corner stone laying
which is next Friday. The officials
should give all who desire a chance on
th&t day to join us in baving one grand
time. There will room enough here
for all andja good time is assured.
The parade and the ball-masque
will be the features of the occa
The Gates special consisting of 12
cars is due to arrive here tonight
over the Mexican Central. They will
be transferred to the Santa Fe and re
sume their journey north. The train
wt'l reach nere In two sections but
will be sent north out of here in one
section as far as Albuquerque. The
tourists will spend one day at Las
Vegas Hot Springs and then tbey will
leave for Kansas City where the party
The article in this department on
"the pooling system"sbould be read by
all irrespective of occupation. Tbe
more tbe pooling or chain-gang ey6tem
is discussed the more it becomes ap
parent that the system is a menace to
both life and property. While it is
true that the property in question be
longs to the railroad company and they
are at liberty to destroy it if they so
desire but tbe lives of the employes
does not and they should receive con
sideration in the matter.
D. Nicholson tbe tailor has struck
oil. Some time ago during the Los
Angeles boom he bought a lot in what
was then a suburb of the city. After
the boom subsided Mr. Nicholson be
lieved his money had been thrown
away. But tbe oil district was after
ward located in that part of the city
and Mr. Nicholson hired a man to sins:
two wells on his lot. Both are now
good flowing properties and he has
leased them to the oil company.
If you have a cough throat irrita
tion weak lungs pain in the chest
difficult breathing croup or hoarse
ness let us suggest One Minute Cough
Cure. Alwavs reliable and safe. Fred
The Greatest Blocd Purifier
in the World.
Tfcls famous Mineral Water is now used and
prescribed by the best DhssU inns in the coun
try and Is proving Itself a wonderful adju
vant to tne meau-ai prorension.
If you will but study ana compare Its anal
ls with that of other Mineral Waters you
will observe that it is a combination of the
four greatest classes of Mineral Waters
known to sc ience. viz. SALINE ALKALINE
PLKGATIV K ana u L.U1U. it acts u Don the
Stomach. Kidneys Liver and Blood. Mid un-
1 .ke other waters it does not purge gripe or
irritate us action is prompt gentle ana
It is the first and only Mineral Water ever
ntrouucea Into tbe Hospitals in San Antonio.
where It is now un.versally used
Dr. Amrn (i raves. Sr.. and Dr. Amos Graves.
Jr. prescribe it for the Southern Pacific Hos
pital at Han Antonio. Texas.
l am putting this water upon the market
strictly upon its merits and in a legitimate
way tnrougn nrst-ciass druggists and growers
San Antonio. Texas. Oct. irt. 1KA7.
To whom it may concern.
xms is to cerzuy tnvt l nave inea and am
now using the Carrizo Springs Mineral Water
f r a case of catarrh in the head of 8 vears'
standing and iro receiving more benefit from
it tuan any other treatment ever used and I
have uned many. I have been right at the
wells and consider It tha best Miueral Water
ever discovered. w. B KRRR
Call on me for strictly first-class Groceries
we aim w pieaseana your pat-
fcironage is solicited.
W. N. CARL
Francis Blk. Grocer.
Solo agent for El Paso Texas.
OFFICE 113 West Overland Street.
As Plain As "The Nose On
that our laundry work is the finest and best
In every way In color finish and general
excellence wheu compared to that done by
any other method in El Paso. Your shirts
collars and cuffs are sent home from our up-to-date
laundry with such perfect and artis-
tic finish as to make it hard to distinguish
them from the new article.
TROY STEAM LAUNDRY
113-115-117 West Overland St.
MYAR OPERA HOUSE
ONE SOLID WEEK
Beginning Monday March 13.
Harrison Dramatic Co
Ladies attending Monday night will receive
a ticket which will entitle them to admis
sion free Tuesday night.
POPULAR PEICES 10c 20c 30c.
Seats on sale Monday at Kline's.
Why we have hitherto been able to
sell our Books Stationery and School
Supplies so much cheaper than any-
body else is tbat we are single and no
not need to make a profit for the main-
tenance of a wlf a and children. Not-
withstanding reports to the contrary
this advantage Is not likely to be
withdrawn from the public very soon.
DELLQUEST & ANDREWS
303 San Antonio Street.
Have the Largest Display of Latest
Ever Seen in the Southwest.
121 EL PASO STREET-
Cotton Belt Route
Elegant New Cafe Parlor and Free Reclining
unair uars Between
PRINCIPAL. TEXAS POINTS
MEMPHIS AND ST. LOUIS.
S. a WARNER
General Passenger and Ticket Aent
i. m. morgan
Traveling Passenger Agent
Ft. Worth Texas.
Atlanta & New Orleans
Atlanta & West Point
H Western Ry. of Ala.
THE SHOUT LINE BETWEEN
ATLANTA AND NEW ORLEANS.
Operate Magnificent VeUibuled Trains be
tween Atlanta nd Montgomery AloDiie
and New Orleans. at which latter point
clcse and direct connections
are made for
All Texas. Mexica and California Founts.
In Addition to this Excellent Through
Train and Car Service
These Railroads offer most favorable accom
modations and inducements to their patrons
and residents along their line. Any one
contemplating a change of home can find
no location more attractive nor more con
ducive to prosperity than is to be found on
tne line or tnese roaas.
"THE HEART OF THE SOUTH"
A beautifully illustrated book giving detail
ed information as to the inducements and
attractions alone thee lines can he had
upon application to the undnrslgnad who
wi.l take pleaiure in giving all desired in
B. F. WYLY Jr..
R. E. I.TITZ.
Gen. Pas. & Ticket Agt.
GEORGE C. SMITH Pres. & Gen.
OH I it .
Memphis or St.Louis
In Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars.
This is the Short and Quick Line
Hours are Saved
Bj Purchasing Your Tickets via this Route.
For further information apply to Ticket
Agents of Connecting Lines or to
J. C. Lewis Traveling Pass'r Agent
fl. C. TOVXSEXD C. P. and T. A. ST. LOUIS.
Col Chas. F. Hunt has located in
the City of Mexico and embarked in
business there. June A. Hunt remains
in Chihuahua. Mexico. liaton Kantre.
IF YOU ARE GOING EAST
'Pacific Coast Limited."
-TEXAS njjD) PACIFjiD
Kast Bound Wednesday and Saturday arrives El Paso at 12 31 p. m. leaves 12:45 o. m.
Monday and Thursday " 1p.m. " 1:15 p.m.
' i . FOR PARTICULARS ADDRESS:
B. F. DARBT8HIBK
8. W P. A. EI Pmo
r K. l TCBMKR
No Tremble to
Kansas City St. Louis Chicago Denver' St.
Paul Omaha Boston New York
And all Northern
Through Trains. Smooth Track. Fast Time.
Elegant Pullman Pallace Bleenera on all thronsh trains. nail w Tnarl.t hi. Vntn
cars to Denver Kansas City and Chicago
and Minneapolis and once each week to 3
All trains not having dining cars
Full information cheerfully furnished
J. S. MORRISSON
City Ticket Agent.
- Office Fargo Building Corner El Paso
DOUBLE DAILY TRAIN . .
SERVICE WITH BUFFET .
Sleepers to the
Night and Morning: Connections
NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA WASHINGTON ATLANTA CINCINNATI ST.
LOUIS MEMPHIS AND CHICAGO.
For further Information call
C. W. BEIN
Traffic Manag-er Houston Tex.
Mexican Central Ry.
By this route you tiavel COMMODIOUSLY QUICKLY CHEAPLY AND
SAFELY. Pullman Palace Sleepers are run between El Paso Mexico
Guadalajara and Tamp ice.
For rates and other Information apply to
B. J. KUHN Commercial Agent El Paso Texap.
want to find a man and
don't see him on the
streets go to the . . .
The . .
Gem Cafe "S"
Run by a man of 23 yeas exnurlpnce
in Northern and Eastern cities.
The best the market affords. Kvrythlng In
in iiib snort oruer line tiive me a trial.
C OLiSflllT. Prop.
-ViV -Mfr -Vf- -Vff- -at -Tf TlTT TJfr - V- Wfr tVV '
J. c. voss.
i Jeweler Optician
2S years experience.
102 San Antonio 8t. El Pago.
Received weekly from Balsa Hxos..
veracruz. Mexican leatber carver at
work. Call on us.
WR WAI 7 PH Curio Dealrs.
Upp. Custom House.
At the season of the yar when
pneumonia la grippe eore throat
coughs colds catarrh bronchitis and
lung troubles are to be guarded
against nothing "is fine substitute"
will "'answer the purpose" or is "just
as good" a9 One Minute Coue-h Cure.
That is the one infallible remedy for
all lung throat or bronchial troubles.
Insist vigorously upon having it if
"something else" is offered too. Fred
A. W. MONTAUDH
' nDot Ticket Aft. Rl Po
O. P. A. Ill.
Direct Line to
arid Eastern Points
Tourist Sleeping cars semi-weemy to St. Pan
Ixuls A Boston.
8 toy for meals at the famous Santa Pa Root
upon application to
F. B. HOUGHTON.
and San Antonio Streets
New Orleans and Galveston
San Antonio and Galveston
City of Mexico.
at New Orleans "With Lines to
on Local Agent or address
L. J. PARKS.
G. P. & T. A. Houston Tex.
' MEXICO wUteUyu that all impor-
B. n. Chambers
El Paso Electric and . .
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS AND
' Klf ctro Plating a specialty. Your old table-
ware re-plated to look like new.
Anything installed from a push button to
a complete electric light plant.
Bicyles flepalred. Cleaned and Stalled
for 81 00 per Month.
110 Mesa Ave. - El Paso. Tex.
;T. CHARLES HOTEL...
" Cor. EI Paso k V. Overland Hts.
Bicycle Supply Corap
1 J. C. Ross &Co. ?
i Undertakers aod film bakers
f 40I EL PASO ST. 2
& A -
m uuud 1.1 . neaiaence 183 D
m I Ilk A A. . mm Atm
Strictly first-class. Special monthly
rates during summer months.
Mrs.J.H. Lomax Prop.
Having bought the establishment corner W.
Carr.'aga Trimming and Harness
Repairing .etc. etc.
I guarantee all work to be satisfactory and
flrst-clats. and ask ashareof your patronage.
Opposite Star Stables.
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