El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19TH YEAR, No. 291, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 12, 1899 Page: 2 of 8
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EL PASO DAILY HERALD TUESDAY. DECEMBER 12 1899.
THE DAILY HERALD
Every Evening Except
LITTLE PLAZA. -. - TELEPHONE 11.
An Independent' Republican
Rig-Id Enforcement of Existing Laws
Is the First Step Toward Mu-
H. D. Slater Editor and
Henry Li.Capell Business Manager
Entered at the postofflce at El Paso. Texas
for transmission through the malls at second
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In El Paso Texas Juarez Mexico and at the
Kl Paso smelting works at fifteen cents (15c)
per week or sixty cents (60c) per month.
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tising copy for same should be at the busi-
ness office not later than 10 a. m.
A NARROW VIEW
There i9 at all times an undercur-
rent of rumor concerning big railroad
combinations whose effect would be to
form another trunk: line from Chicago
to the Pacific by way of El Paso. The
combination most frequently suggested
is that of the White Oaks and Rack
Island roads together with the present
Sierra Madre line in Mexico and an
extension to the Pacific. The Colora-
do and Southern and Denver and Rio
Grande Unas are also said to be look
ing towards El Paso and the Texas
and Pacific is said to be hunting for a
tide water terminus.
Of course in none of these oases is
there any intention on the part of the
roads to build new lines for the sake of
El Paso. It is the through line that is
sought. Many people are so narrow
as to deolare that the building of more
through lines would result to El Paso's
loss by taking her jobbing trade away
from her. This is a foolish mistake.
The building of new lines and the
establishment of through train service
would tend to build up the country in
termediate between El Paso and other
Important points. El Paso can have
and keep the control of all surround
ing towns If her people will only work
together for the common good.
We will hare to fight for all we get
But El Paso wants no fictitious proa
perity. The sooner conditions get set
tled the better It will be; and a pros
perity that rests on imperfect transpor
tatlon facilities mu9t indeed be short
More railroads then. El Paso is
strong enough to stand alone and fight
her battles even in competition with
Territorial expansion and the ad
Tent of the holiday season are the two
reasons given by the Chicago post of-
fice officials for the unprecedented in
crease in tne business of the money
order department this month. Until
last year there was no interchange of
money orders between this country
Cuba and Porto Rico and the large
number now being sent to those Islands
has caused a marked increase in the
business of the department. A year of
prosperity is responsible for a heavy
increase in the holiday remittances
sent abroad and the number of money
orders issued for transmission to the
Scandinavian countries to Germany
and to other European countries great-
ly exceeds the number issued during
tbe same period of last year. It is
predicted that the number of money
orders to be issued daring the next
few days to be paid in Great Britain
Ireland Scotland and France will show
a similar lnorease A flourishing busi-
ness is also being done in domestic
money orders as is evidenced by the
fact that several of the large stores of
Chicago are now cashing from 500 to
2000 money orders a day at the local
The Carlsbad Current denounces the
report that house room in that town is
at a premium and Incidentally shows
the difference between cottage and
cattle as an investment. It says:
Cottage building for rent is the most
unprofitable business possible to en-
gage in. For lnstarce. a person with
$1000 desires to invest it profitably
and cats about for an avenue wherein
to make the best possible use of the
money; the 81000 would probably pur-
chase a lot and build -a four room cot-
tage which would rent at say $10.00
per month or $120.00 per annum. The
taxes on the cottage and lot would not
be less than $16.00 and possibly $24.00.
Insurance $6.00 and repairs taken for
ten years not less than 120.00 per year
making at the lowest estimate $42.00
per annum expense leaving only $78.00
per annum for the use of $1000 or a
little over seven per cent interest.Then
the chances of losing this $78.00
through bad tenants for many are
poor pay is greater tban the chance of
losing live stock on the prairie in a
dry year: On the other hand $1000
invested in yearling heifers properly
cared for will double in a year so the
difference between cottages and heifers
as an investment is about ninety j per
While this exatrpla does not apply
particularly to El Paso there Is food
for much thought in the figures.
Still another system of wlrele38
telegraphy is claiming attention. Prof.
G. R. Sturtevant of the State Agri
cultural and Meohanlcal college of
Kentuaky is the inventor and it is
said to have proved successful in every
particular. The collage campus was
used as the field of operations. Sturte-
vant says it possesses qualities superior
to Marconi's system In that instead of
transmitting in waves which travel in
every direction sent tbe messages are
sent in parallel lines in two directions
and can not therefore be taken ' indis-
criminately by persons not intended to
receive them. Another point of su-
periority be argues lies in the faot
that the instruments are the perfection
of simplicity consisting of an ordinary
dynamo and ordinary telegraphic re-
ceiver. The system originated in
England and this is the first time it
has ever been tested in this country.
Prof. Sturtevant will continue his
It was fcftld when Gen. Buller took
command of the British forces in South
Afrioa that he could be trusted to
ohoose bis own fighting ground and his
own time and field of 'operations; that
he was not tbe man to allow the Boers
to force him to fight where they would
have strong defensive positions in
mountain passes: tnat he "would not
be drawn away from the open country
where the British troops would be free
to operate in their own way with lr
resistible force." Recent dispatches
would IndicatB that tbe Boers are
choosing tbe fighting ground and call
ing "time" and forcing Bailer's troops
to run rather than fight. Tbe only
satisfaction England has got is that
Gen. Joubert is either killed or wound
ed in every great battle. Joubert
must have as many lives as an El Paso
from Carlsbad yesterday setting forth
tbe situation in the Panhandle district
emphasizes the importance of legisla-
tion both in Texas and New Mexico on
the school land questi n. The session
will be called about January the
The Boston Transcript gives Agui-
naldo's postoffice address as follows:
Gen. Kmlllo Agulnaldo j
: Bayamboog :
: Luzon :
I (If not found there try :
: Hayambang Btyabag :
: Baft bap Boan.bonfr :
Kambang Bamban and :
: Bamboan.) - :
If Agulnaldo keeps on running bis mail
will have to be fired at him out of a
The waterworks company of San An-
tonlo has just deeded to the city a
magnificent gift of two hundred acres
of land along River avenue the most
popular and finest driveway of the city.
This is for the purpose .of a park. It
lies on both sides of tbe San Antonio
river and no finer location for a great
park could have been chosen. Suoh
an exemplary waterworks company la a
worthy institution of a citv. '
Cotton guessers bear representa-
tives of British buyers predicted a 11-
000000 bale orop at the beginning of
the season. Now it is thought the
crop will not exceed 8500000 bales.
Cotton growers are wisely holding on
to the fleecy product as prices must
That accumulated riches bave their
use and are being used liberally by
wealthy American citizens is shown
by the fact that gifts to hospitals art
institutes libraries colleges and
schools in the United Stat9s this year
amount to more tban $38000000.
Duluth has been added to the'list of
roltles 'receiving from Mr. Carnegie
gifts for the erection of free publlo li-
braries. The sum is $50000. El Paso's
turn will come by and by but we must
show a disposition to help ourselves
It should be the pleasure as it Is
the duty of every citizen to see that
his name is enrolled in the chamber
of commerce books as one of those who
are willing to spend something more
than breath In behalf of El Paso.
I he latest explanation oi tbe ec
centricities of the men of Kansas who
can give one year a republican major-
ity of eighty thousand and the next
year elect an ex-confederate colonel
congressman over a federal republican
general is thus given by the Atchison
If the women of Kansas had known
how to broil meat on a botgridiron the
men of Kansas would not nave made
the state a laughing stock for half a
decade and pounded the price of real
estate down to a humiliating point.
Fried steak has no more nutriment
than fried shavings; yet thousands of
pounds are cnucnea into the sour.
stomachs of this town every month.
The importance of well cooked food
has never been more powerfully de
monstrated If the theory of the Globe
Is right. And it is probably right.
Americans know just what they
want but foreign impressarios and
bandmasters have to travel over the
continent to fully discover those
wants. Godfrey who recently return
ed to London with his band from a
tour of the United States is quoted as
Baying: "We played lots of good
music but what Americans really
want is some catchy tune with a
swing. We would give 'Georgia
Camp Meeting' or a 'Rag-time Cake-
Walk and they would nearly tear
down the place." But silence greeted
his classic efforts.
Recent dispatches from Madrid
say that Cubans intend to give the
United States till the first day of
January to make up Its mind what it Is
going to do with the island and then
if there is nothing done in the way of
giving it liberty tfcey intend to start
out on the "death" polloy. In other
words if congress does not show in
some way that it Is the' intention of
this country .to give the Cubans
their liberty there will at once be an
uprising all along the line. Tbe
women appear to be rising up already.
Gov. Sayers bas Hated that his call
for a special session of the legislature
will speoify only two matters of .legis
lation to be acted upon the tax com
mission recommendations and the
accounting of the school lands of the
state. Our special correspondence
ANOTHER "new remedy" -for con
sumption is claimed to have been dis
covered by Prdf. Cervello of the Uni
verslty of Palermo Sicily. It is for
maline inhaled in the form of gas.
Add the weight of your name your
influence and your effort to the
onamber oi commerce and do it now
so that tha good we look for may come
The broader Interests of El Paso are
in the hands of the chamber of com
merce. Aid It encourage it.
politics in Texas
taken the p'ace of
Texas is all right
Boera have shown the stuff they're
As Britons did in days of yore
And win the praise of many nations
While Com Paul smokes- and keeps
At the regular meeting of the county
commissioners yesterday the custody
ana care or tne court nouse was return
ed to the sherlll. This decision was
reached after a long discussion con
oerning the various ouiside uses for
which the court bouse has been given
The sheriff was assured that in the re
cent action of the commissioners de
priving him of the custody of the court
house there was nothing personal or
intentional to cast reflection upon his
care and management of it.
Tbe county bills were laid on the
table until the next meeting.
New Customs Collector
W. H. Hoey of Indiana the newly
appointed collector of 'customs at No-
gales arrived on the T. & P. laetnlght
and accompanied 'by W. E. Pulllam.
special agent oi tne treasury depart
meet In this city went toNogalesto
assume his duties this morning. Mr
Pulllam will install Mr. Hoey in his
new office. Mr. Hoey succeeds J. K
Chenowetb who leaves the eervioe.
Supt. Putnam Moves
Superintendent Putnam of the city
sohoolsyesterday moved his offioe from
the Central school building to his new
quarters in tbe city ball. Tbe city
council at its last meeting granted the
school board the use of a room on the
first floor of the city hall to be occu
pied by the city superintendent and
used for board meetings.
The Tennessee society will meet
Thursday night at th-j office of A. P.
Coles to decide upon the proposed
Jaokson day banquet on January 5.
A Nicely Bound Volume.
A neatly bound volume of magazines
makes a nice Christmas present. We
do this work better tban anybody in
the city at the Herald office. We
also make a specialty of lettering pock-
etbocks in gold.
We print your came or anybody's
else name on pocket books. Bibles or
other books In gold. Bring us your
Christmas presents in this line to be
lettered. Herald office.
We Bind Magazines.
Bring ycur magazines tothe Herald
to be bound. We make a specially of
this work and our prices are the
AT NO PLACE
IN THE CITY
CAN YOU MATCH
OUR LOW PRICES
Jf you think you are a
hard man to suit and fit
you are just the man we
want to see. In our vast
stock we have patterns and
styles to suit every taste;
sizes to suit every form.
As to SHOES if you
are not already a patron
test the merits of our Shoes
and See how much we can
save you on them. Money
back in every instance if
you are not satisfied with
OREGON STREET .
Next to Postoffice.
av x'ete wnere are you
going to buy your
fZJ Christmas Candies?
Why at COOPER
BROS. of course as
they carry the best and
largest assortment in
the state and are the only up-
to-date confectioners in the
city and their imported novel
ties are the latest.
Me too Pete. Thanks for
the pointer as I don't want to
get fooled this Christmas.
A full assortment of Christmas
Tree Decorations ; also new
Nuts Figa and Dates. Special
prioe to Churches. Out of town
orders given prompt attention.
121 EI Paso St.
El Paso Texas.
All the Latest
Designs in ... .
22J5 a Specialty.
El Paso WalPaper Co.
'207 North Stanton St-
Dyeing and Cleaning Works
dry cleaning a specialty.
Dyer and Cleaner
of Ladies Silk or Woolen Dresses
Curtains Blankets Etc.
Cleaned. Dyed Pressed
Sponged and Repaired.
FELT HATS ANT PARASOLS CLEANED.
110 Mesa Ave.
TpI. 3S2. -El
On terms to suit all
Piano Tunlnr. PollHhlnc and
I W. G. DUNN
SSO Sn Antonio St.
J08HUA 8. RAYNOLDS Praaldent;
ULYSSES 8. STEWART Oaahler;
M. W. F L r VIsa-PrssidSD
JOS. W. WILLIAMS. Aaat. Oilhlu
PIKST NATIONAL BANS
El Paso Texas
Capital and Surplus.
O. R. MOREHEAO President;
J. O. LAOKLANO Oaahier;
JOSEPH MAGOFFIN. VIee-Prosident
J. H. RU88ELL. Asst. Oaahiar.
STATE NATIONAL BANK
Established April i88i.
A legitimate banking business transacted In all its branches Exchange on
til the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest prices paid for Mex-
Banco Comercial of Chihuahua
Bay and sell Mexican Money and Exchange on ah the principal cities of ths
Republic of Mexico the United States and Europe.
A General Banking: Business Transacted.
LUIS TEBBAZAS; ENRIQUE O. CBKEL: JOS. M. FA LOOM
MAXIMO HBAKAUBBi LUIS TEP.BAZA8. Jr.
OI itad Jnnra
ADOLFH KKAKACEB Hank(r
oft?? Banco Miiiero if Chilnuimu
HENBY Jj. NEWMAN. JB.. Cashier.
WILLIAM .H.;VEBB Assistant Cashier.
H. L. NEWMAN & SON Bankers.
. EH. PASO TEXAS-
A- GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Purchasers of Gold and Silver Bullion. Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent. Mex
ioan Money and Exchange Bought and Sold and Received on De-
posit Subject to Check. Transfers Made by Wire to All
Points In Mexico. Special Attention Given
' Collections. Correspondence v
PEW & SON
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Hanan & Sons' Shoes
The Best on Earth
.sfcszs 1 era fxrnnss
EL PASO FOUNDRY
ana MACHINE CO.
EI Paso. Texas '
AH sizes and kinds at Lowest
X 1 ........ ....
The El Paso
. . FOR . .
Ward and Company
Room 5 Morehouse Block.
Because the Equitable is the strongest life
company in the world having over sixty
million dollars of surplus.
Because surplus not only means financial
strength but is also' the fund from which
dividends to policyholders are paid.
Because during the past ten years the
Equitable's surplus earnings have been
larger than those of any other company.
Because during the past six years the.Equi-
table has paid each year more than $2000-
000 in dividends to policyholders.
Because the policies of the Equitable are
paid more promptly than those of any oth-
er company. 1
Because for the abovev reasons the Equi-
table's policies are the "Government
Bonds" of life assurance.
WALTER N.I-PARKHURST Gen'l Manager. Albuquerque N. M.
H. F. KETTLER - - - DistrictTAgent.
El Paso Texas.
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Slater, H. D. El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19TH YEAR, No. 291, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 12, 1899, newspaper, December 12, 1899; El Paso, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth297292/m1/2/: accessed August 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .