El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 202, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 26, 1899 Page: 4 of 10
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EL PASO DAILY HERALD SATURDAY AUGUST 26 1899.
ratronize Union Labor.
Have moved into their new
location No. .
312 San Antonio St.
PETS Where They Will be Pleas-
i itn Meet Their Friends.
Best Goods Moderate Prices
McGarry.Coilin & Drehner
Link and Pin.
LAWYERS AND OFFICIALS
As to tbe Intent of the New Anti-
The Texas anti-rebate law continues
to be a toplo of disoussion among the
railroad men and shippers interested
in railroads entering tbat state. Ship-
pers and travelers are vitally interest-
ed iu tbe operations of the law which
Las been interpreted to mean tbat the
railroads shall not discriminate in
favor of or against any element
and this is supposed to govern tbe
issuance of railroad passes. The local
representatives of the lines entering
Texas positively refuse to go beyond
the border and those firms which have
been io the habit of receiving favors
from tbe Texas lines are compelled to
put up good coin of the realm for tbe
privilege of riding over the fertile
plains of the lone star state. It is a
hard dose but tbe doctor prescribed it
and it will have to be taken sans water
sans bluff sans everything but the coin.
There is an element of speculation
rampant as to the exact application of
-the law. &a to whether or not the roads
would be restricted as to the exercise
of tnls privilege to any serious degree.
The opinion of the law as drafted has
not yet been made public and not a
little uneasiness prevails .among those
A gentlemt.n from Texas high in au
thority on railroad law was in the city
yesterday and he gave the substance of
the attorney's opinion as Tar as it re
lated to passes Issued by Texas rail
roads. According to his diagnosis on
lv tbose passes should be canceled up-
oa the law becoming operative which
were conclusively proved to have been
Issued for tbe purpose or influencing
trade: also tbat no posses snouia oe is
sued of whatever nature that were
ol early presumptive of discrimination
by the railroads towards any class of
It was further learned tbat there
was nothing expressed or implied in
this opinion which could be construed
agatnbt the Issuance of personal or
'Complimentary passes provided they
in no way influenced the traffic of a
railroad. On this point the opinion is
-clear and unequivocal and practically
leaves tbe roads still vested with the
power to issue this character of passes.
It was asserted that the recall of all
outs'andlng passes immediately after
the law becomes effective would be a
far-fetched construction of its intent
and tbat as a matter of fact 6ucb con-
struction is not placed upon it by the
generrl railroad attorneys.
It was further asserted that the con-cli-e'nn
of tbe railroad officials at their
meeting in Galveston was diametrical-
ly opposed to tbe findings of the at-
torneys. In the meantime tbe local
representatives having naught but the
plain letter of the law to guide their
actions are opposed to taking any
chances. Kansas City Journal.
Texas Attorneys' Opinion.
Here is the opinion of the Texas rail-
Toad attorneys concerning tbe new
anti-rebate law in that state:
First We conclude that tbe act ap-
plies to all shipments whether state or
interstate advise that you cannot safe-
ly do any of the things prohibited by
said act either in case of a state or
Second To prevent any complica-
tion arising on account of switching
charges aod payment of drayage we
advise that a uniform system of switch-
ing chartrcs with such exceptions as
are necessary be adopted and tbat
regulation of tha payment of drayage
chargeB be agreed upon and tbat such
system and regulations be submitted
to the railroad commission of Texas
and that it be requested to put same in
Third Tbat free transportation for
passengers may be issued lo any-omcer
-or person is a shipper or tbe employe
of the shipper or member of a ship-
per's family and where the possession
of such free transportation would give
'to such shipper an undue or unreason-
able preference or advantage over any
Other person companr firm or corpo-
ration or would subject any descrip-
tion of traffic to an undue or unreason-
able prejudice delay or disadvantage
or would influence the routing of
freight or where such free transport-
ation is issued for the purpose of in-
fluencing theroutiog of freight.
Fourth We therefore adviced tbat
no free transportation be issued to any
shipper hi9 emi love or member of his
family unless it be in case of a bonds-
man where no one else can be scoured
to act as bondsman.
Fifth that the bondsmen be limited
to the smallest number practicable on
each line and no passes given on this
account except in good faith for that
is boutd to be yours when you get in-
side of one of our faultlessly laundered
collars cuffs or shirk. The color and
finish are exquisite. There are no
frayed edges or torn button holes to
annoy you from . any work done at up-to-date
TROY STEAM LAUNDftY
113-115-117 West Overland St.
E Paso Steam Laundry Phone 4-7
Sixth That all free transportation
and free mileage books in tbe hands of
shippers their employes or members
of their families be called in on or be-
fore August 26 1899.
Bill of lading No rate should be in-
serted in state bill of lading but the
notation described by the commission
should be printed or stamped on all
such bills of lading.
Payment of freight All parties re-
questing credit for freight charges
should be required to give bond to se-
cure payment of same.
REPAIRING SWITCH LAMPS.
Santa Fe Has a Force at Work
. Changing the Lights On the En-
For tbe post six months the tinners
of the Santa Fe shops or rather four of
them have been continuously working
on one job and which will take as
many more months to finish. This job
is tbe repairing and changing of the
signal and switch lights over the en-
tire Santa Fe svstem.
A little lees than a year ago a new
system of inspection of tbe lights went
into effect on the road. Up to that
time not much special attention baa
been paid i to them. It was found by
measurementsfand careful inspection
of some of the lamps tbat many of them
were out of focus and were not giving
the brilliancy and proper results which
should be gotten out of them. As a
result of this finding all the lamps are
now being gone over and such changes
made in them as are necessary for the
The manner of procedure is as fol-
lows: Tbe old lamps are sent to the
shops and dipped into a hot solution of
lye which removes every bit ol grease
and paint and they come out of their
lye .bath apparently new. A quiok
plunge of them into a hot water bath
then serves to clean on all remaining
particles of dirt after which they are
ready for the tinner. In the tin shop
they are taken apart and the refocus-
ing of tbe lamps by setting tbe lenses
nearer or farther away from the name
according to the needs of the style of
lamp being repaired is accomplished
The lamps are now numbered by a
capper number being soldered on to
the base of the lamp alter which they
are sent to the painting room where
tbey are treated to a coat of black
paint. This completes the lamp. But
before they are sent out for use they
are tested to find out tbat they will
resist the action of the wind. To pro-
perly do this a room has been fitted up
with a blowing apparatus using com
pressed air where tbe lamps may be
sjbmitted to an improvised wind storm
of from 60 to 90 miles an hour velocity.
If they stand this last test then they
are sent out to the different parts of
the road as needed their numbers be
ing taken before hand and recorded so
as to keep tab on the lampe. Topeka
SANTA FE OFFICIALS.
In a Tour of Inspection.
J. M. Barr third vice president
H. U. Smudge general superintendent
and J. E. Hurley division superintend
ent all of the Santa Fe railroad ar-
rived here last night in a special train
and left this morning for a daylight
inspection of the entire Santa Fe sys-
tem. It bad been expected tbat Pre
sident Ripley would accompany them
The entire party spent several days
in Los Angeles and President Ripley
proceeded on to San Francisco where
be bas gone to see now toe extension
of tbe valley road is progressing.
President Kipley In a recent lnter-
vlaw said. "I do not thins: that there
is anything connected with my present
trip tbat will prove of any interest to
the public. We are out on a tour of
inspection and we have found tbe
track the road and other property of
the company in the best of shape. It
ought to be so. Tbe company has spent
a great deal of money west of Albu-
querque to Mohave Los Angeles and
When asked how muoh he said that
in the past two years the company had
expended about $4000000. "The diffi-
culties along the Sacramento river
bottom have about all been overcome.
The delay now is in waiting for steel
for our bridges. It is not easy in the
present condition of the commercial
world to get finished products of iron
as one may need them. But we are
making good progress and by the end
of the year we have good hopes of run-
ning trains directly into San Francisco.
I hope it may be even thirty days earl-
ier but certainly by the opening of
"The acquisition of the valley road
and the operation of these trains will
make no changes in the heads of the
departments. The management will
be about the same as it is now. We
wish to consolidate all our roads out
west into one system but there will be
no new offices created nor changes in
In Their Contest With The Southern
The committee representing the or-
der of railroad telegraphers which has
just concluded its first successful battle
with the Southern Pacific finished its
labors yesterday. The soheduie pre-
sented by tbe telegrahers as published
in the Examiner has been accepted in
every particular and is now in the'
hands of tbe printer.
Although tbe Increased salaries in-
stituted by the new agreement will
mean many thousands of dollars a year
to tbe operators on the Pacific system
the reduced working hours are fully as
important. At the present time tele-
graphers at stations where but one
man is employed are compelled to work
as many hours as the train service de-
mands. At some stations agents are
compelled to be on duty fourteen and
sixteen hours during the busy season
The schedule changes all this. At sta-
tions where but one man is employed
twelve hours is the maximum working
day. At stations where three or more
operators are employed ten hours con-
stitute a days' work. Train dispatch-
ers are forbidden to work more than
eight hours. This rule if it had been
in effect some years ago would have
prevented tbe terrible accident in Al-
tamont tunnel where a dispatcher who
had been on duty for over twenty hourB
sent two trains crashing together.
Extra compensation has been allow-
ed telegraphers who are compelled to
work outside of the regular station
business such as running pumps tend-
ing switches etc. A telegrapher who
is called during the night receives 50
cents for the call if tbe service de-
manded lasts less than an hour. Over-
time for work performed in excess of
the standrrd day's work will be paid
and almost every abuse under which
tbe telegraphers have labored for so
long has been corrected.
The increase of tbe salary list will
almost restore tbe scale of wages in
force before the Southern Pacific began
its series of cuts four years ago. On
stations in the desert portions of Cali-
fornia and Arizona $75 a month is the
lowest salary paid under the new re-
gime. A few stations in this state are
still rated as low as $50. but the
majority is much higher. The soheduie
takes efiect on September 1st. Chair-
man George Ester of the lines in
Oregon division and the following com-
mittee engineered the movement: R.
A. Rogers aod B. A. Meyers Coast
division; E. F. Wollewer Salt Lake
division; M. A. Michelson Arizona di-
vision; F. A. Hemphill Western divi-
sion; E. B. Pingree lines in Oregon
division; S. A. Wentworth Los Ange-
les division and J. J Flaherty Sacra-
mento division. San Francisco Ex
AN OLD CRANK
Found Not a Single Friend.
A rheumatlo old codger got on to a
train at a small station along the road
and restling down in the corner of tbe
seat was soon snoring loudly much to
the discomfiture of the other passeng-
ers. Presently the Inew butcher came
along. Espying the old man he yelled
in hia ear at the top of his voice '"cig
are. tobacco and clgaretta".
The rheumatic started up and in an
angry tone said "No I don't want any-
thing" and fell off into a doze again.
Just about the time he was dreaming
about the beauties of railroad travel-
ing the butcher came along again and
sang out "Newspapers" the old man
jumped up and said "No didn't I
tell you I didn't want anything."
The butcher proceeded about b!s
business bound to get even with that
old crank before he left the train. And
on his next round the snoring was
something- unbearable aod going up to
tbe old fellow he cried out as loud as
bis lungs would permit. "Candy and
Now tbat was more than tbe old man
could bear so jumping up he swore
blue blazes and was going to report
the butcher to the conductor when the
latter stopped him and asked him if be
would do him a favor. The old man
said "What is ii?"
The butcber asked "What time is
itr" "Twenty minutes to 12" replied
tbe snorer. "Well" said tbe butcber.
"at 12 o'clock will you go and bang
your head against the door?" and
dodging the old man's cane he skipped
out of tbe car.
Finally the conductor came along
and the infuriated passenger told him
what tbe peanut butcher wanted him
to do. Tbe conductor replied " Well
what time is it now?" The old man
pulled out his watch looked at It and
eaid "Ten minutes to twelve." "Well
what are you kicking at?" said the
conductor. "You've 6till got plenty of
time you've got ten minutes yet."
AN INDEPENDENT HOBO.
He Prefers to Live on Other Peo
A well known conductor in speaking
about the amount of travel between
here and the east relates some facts
that are very interesting about certain
classes or people who come to El Paso.
He describes them as follows:
"We have an independent class of
hobos coming into El Paso. I do not
mean the hatless hobo but this high-
toned class who arrive here without a
dollar and propose to remain here for
the benefit of their health at the ex-
pense of the citizens.
"1 had a very interesting experience
with one of this class last week. He
was in an awful condition to bear him
tell it his greatest trouble being that
tired feeling. 1 rather took an interest
in the fellow and promised him I
would look out for something for him
"I sent a half dozen men to him who
needed help but the work was too
hard. Yesterday just for my own
amusement. I sent him word that a
position was open for him as clerk in
a bank and to my great amusement he
sent back word that the work was too
"Now this fellow is penniless and
Another Bid Shipment Just
Clean your system before the warm weath-
er comes' ana you can stand the summer
months better. Never be without a jug of
Carrizo water in the house and when you
feel worn out and have lost your appetite
take a drink of the water and you will be
surprised at its marvelous effects and cannot
help praising its healing qualities to your
I am putting the water upon the market
strictly on Its merits. In a legitimate way.
through first -class druggists and grocersand
the amount that Is used is proof enough of
its healing qualities.
Four Gallons Helped Him.
Ei Paso Hay 4 1899.
W. N. Carl
Dear Sir: After using four gallons of
Carrizo Springs mineral water find it to be
very beneficial for catarrh of the stomach
and bloating or gas in the stomach. It giving
me great relief; also corrrectlng constipa-
tion to a great degree.
I can cheerfully recommend it to any per-
pon suffering from the same troubles.
John O. Hartford
El Paso Texas.
Call for Levering's Coffee and you will! get
tne Dest lavorea couee on me marices.
"W. IsT. cabl
Francis Blk. Grocer.
Sole agent' for El Paso Texas.
in Purses and Prizes to be
offered. This will attract
a large crowd to the - - -
Wild West Show
and Fine Stock Show
. .TO BE GIVEN AT. .
SEPT. 7. 8 & 9.
Cut rates on the seven
Railroads that enter El
Paso will bring visitors.
The following privileges will be sold
to the highest bidders at public auc-
tion Saturday August 26 at 4 o'clock
p. m. corner Oregon and San Antonio
streets in front of btate .National DanK
1st fruit stand.
3d soft cold drinks.
4th bicycle check stand.
5th eheck stand for teams.
6th errand stand.
7th train three coaches to run to
grounds. Every half hour each after
noon. 25c round trip.
8th shooting gallery.
9th tent show privileges.
10th baby rack.
11th pool privilege.
12th. bar privileges.
13th Stock feeding privileges at
Each party holding a privilege will
have exclusive right for nays named.
J. M. Httrd. S. L. Hughes
and Carpet Cleaning
GO TO THE
Qity Upholstering jouse..
E. Overland St. - Ernst Besselmann
he is depending on the charity of the
people for support. This is only one
but l could mention a dozen just like
Sparks From the Engine.
The G. H. shops put on two new ma
A large number of tourists are going
to Mexico for the winter months.
Conductor Pollard of the White
Oaks has returned to work after a few
Fifteen ore dump cars of very large
capacity passed through here last
night on their way to Arizona.
Mrs. Reed wife of Engineer Reed of
the Santa Fe has gone east. She is
accompanied by her daughter.
Mrs. IR. C. Stevens wife of the pop
lar agent of the Fort Worth & Denver
went up to Cloudcroft yesterday.
John Piehler. of Corritrnzo. watt in
town vasterda.v and niipohn.sp.fi a. lArap.
stock of groceries for his new store.
Tbe Santa Fe road is adding a num
ber of heavy engines to the equipment
of the road in Arizona and New Mex
Harry Bitters a machinist from San
Antonio and brother-in-law of S. Ryan
of the G. H. is in the city visiting
Machinist Daley at bachelors head
The G. H. and S. P. are shipping
lots of freight west and but very little
is coming back tnis way as yet. The
majority of the crews have been dead-
R. E. Daggs who is now in San
Diego was interviewed a few daes aero
by a reporter for the San Diego Union.
Mr. Daggs says be is there in the in-
terest of his brother who is in the east
promoting a scheme for tbe extension
of one of the large western railrords to
San Diego. Mr. Daggshas no doubt but
the road will be built franchises for
the right of way having already been
secured through Arizona and New
Mexico burveyors will be put to work
in eight months from now. The road
is to be extended through the north-
eastern part of New Mexico down
tnrough Arizona near Phoenix and
then almost in a straight line to San
Diego crossing the Colorado river
about seventy miles above Yuma and
going through the New river country.
The Denver & Rio Grande road already
extends some south of Denver and its
owners and connections are looking for
a Pacific coast outlet. Ex.
Tickets to Toboggan and return will be sold by the
El Paso & Northeastern commencing Aug. 19 any
Saturday good returning any Monday up to Oct. 30
at $5.00 round trip.
M F. E. Morris H. Alexander.
IX)Cal JJ & t. Agt. A86B. Ur. Jr.
SPRING AND " SUMMER VxbTHESl"!
If you want a strictly up-to-date suit you will find it greatly to your
advantage if you will just drop into John Brunner's and leave your or-
der for one of his good fitting suits. He carries the finest line of suit-
ings in the southwest. Prices reasonable. Call and be convinced.
JOEQST BETJlsnSTEIR J
Merchant Tailor- - - . - 104 El Paso St. jj
Mineral Wells Texas.
WHY SMITH LEFT HOME....
Because he could live better cheaper with better health and less annoyance than
he could at home. "Within one diy's r1lo of E Pas-" he read In the daily paper
the next day found htm at Mlnera' 'Ve'l the fmou stealth nd Summer Resort
with hotels offering unexceptionable accommodations at reasonable rates pictur-
esque summer cottages within 'each of everyboiy's purs health-giving waters
and happy environs. "All summer excursion ratef via T. & P." read those at
home and they follow Mr. Smith.
For descriptive pamphlet or any further information call on or address.
B. P. DABBTSHIBE R. W. CURTIS.
8 W. P. A.. Rl Fm T. P.A. Ml Pmo
B. P. TDBNKB. O. P. A.. Dallas.
"No Tremble to Answer 1 Questions-"
DOUBLE DAILY TRAIN . .
SERVICE WITH BUFFET .
SLEEPERS . . . .
Only Standard Guage
Sleepers to the
Night and Morning Connections
NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA WASHINGTON. ATLANTA CINCINNATI ST.
For further Information call
C. W. BE1N
Traffic Manager Houston Tex.
The Most Direet Line jto
Kansas City St. Louis Chi.
Paul. Omaha. Boston
And all Northern
ThroughTrains. Smooth Tr
Elegant Pullman Pallace Sleepers on all thro
cars to Denver Kansas City and Chicago
and MlnneaDolls and once each week to H
All trains not haying dining cars
Full Information cheerfully furnished
J. 8. MOBRIBSON.
City Ticket A rent
Office Fargo Building Corner El Paso
-A GLANCE AT-
- lend of Meco traversed In its entirety by
Mexican C fentral Ry.
offers most desirable resorts for tbe summer
Guadalajara Lake Chapala Aguascalien
where every day in the year is pleasant and
Sunshine and Strawberries Evey Day in the Yearv
iror rates ana other
B.?J KUHN Commercial
No. 4 Tays Block
Finest restaurant In the city; all the
delicacies of the se'tson; short order
all day in any stv'e; regular dinner
12 to 8 p m 26c. -WING
SING & CO. GtJEY MACK
Don't Broil Yourself
Baking bread and cakes these summer
days when you can get the finest quality
of both frbm the CITY BAKERY. Apple
and Lemon Pies Wine and Layer Cakes
Jelly. Kolls. Macaroons. Ladles Fingers'
Also a fu;l line of small goods.
Geo. Bush Prop. - - - - 418 El Paso St.
Pillsbury's Best is the best flour in
the world. Ask your grocer for it.
A. S. Greig
G. Supt. F. & P. Agt.
5S f. Agt.
You must have In order
to look well.
flew Orleans and Galveston
San Aitonio and Galveston
Line Running Through
City df Mexico.
w Or It
at New Orleans With Lines
on local 4gent or address
G. P. & T. A. Houston Tex.
o Lien velvet.
ck. Fast Time.
h trains. Dally Tourist Sleep la
lng cars seml-weeitiy to St. Fan
Tourist 8 lei
jOU1S Sl Bos'
stop for n
Mi at the famous Santa Fe Bout
F. B. HOUGHTON.
and San At
OP MEXICf will show you that the MEX-
ICAN CENTRAL RY. reaches all r f tbe
important ints of Mexico. The table
as well as for winter) notably
s which are high and dry;
Very night .cool
information apuly to
Agent.fpl Paso Texas.
Railibad Time Tables.
OJS.i.1 M. A X MM M W V M.
Arrives :50 a m Leaves 9:50 a m
TEXAS A PACIFIC.
Arrives &o a m Leaves 2:10 p m
Arrives L-.30 p m Leaves. 3:35 p m
. O. II. & 8. A.
Arrives! 2:45 p m Leaves 1:50 p m
I MEXICAN CENTBAJU
Arrives' 7:35 p m Leaves. 1:40 p m
'Leaves Juarez 2:40 p m
B. G.. 8. M. A PACIFIC.
Juarez. 3:55 p ni
i ijeaves Juarez o:zo a m
Arrives: 6:50 p m Leaves 10:30 a m
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