El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 303, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 22, 1900 Page: 2 of 12
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EL PASO DAILY HERALD. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1900.
THE DAILY HERALD
tnbltehed Every Evening Except
Herald News Companyt
EL. PASO. T t X8.
An Independent Republican
Kigld Enforcement of Existing Lw
is tne Oiep 1 u w o. -
H. D. SLATER. Editor and
HENRY u CAPELU
entered at the postofflce'at El Paso.
Texas for transmission through
the malls at second class rates.
A LITTLE WORD ABOUT
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.
The joyous festival Is almost here
once more. Believer and unbeliever.
Christian and Jew thinker and
thoughtless all feel the thrill of the
coming feast. Many cannot tell why
they feel the grateful warming of the
heart at this day of December that is
so holy and so precious to others. And
yet with it all. there is no festival in
the world so widely observed as that
of the Nativity.
History tells us that about this day.
nineteen hundred and one years ago
a litUe child was born in an obscure
town in Asia Minor a child who was
destined to cause greater suffering and
greater peace greater harmony and
greater schism greater bigotry and
greater enlightenment in the world
than any child who had been born be-
fore him. The development of the
church founded by this little child
has been a series of contradictions
and contrasts. The trend has been
generally upward and the influence of
the church has been generally on the
side of higher life and a truer expres-
sion of the God that is in man. And
no man can deny that the church's
Influence has had more to do with
RhaDine the lives of men and the des
tiny of nations than any other factor
in the world's growth with the ex-
ception of the spirit of self Interest
that controls all things that have life.
Without attempting to seek the
cause of the universal observance of
the great Christian holy day it is
enough' to bring out the potent fact in
relief at this Joyous season. Men may
leave out of their.lives any active par
ticipation in religious observance and
yet unconsciously the spirit and at-
mosphere that are inseparable from
such a festival as the Christ-mass pen-
etrate into the hearts of the most
callous and the day takes on a new
significance. Call it a survival of a
heathen rite if you will. Call it a part
of superstition. Call it an institution
to please the children. You cannot
get away from the great fact that
Christmas day is close at hand and
that the season is one for the freest
expression of all the generous feelings
that are apt to lie dormant in the
hearts of men for the greater part of
"A merry Christmas!" a simple thing
to say and yet how much cheeriness
the familiar expression may carry with
it from heart to heart if passed along
in the true spirit of the season. It is a
time to get oat of the rut. It is a
time to forget self. It is a time to en-
ter for a little Into the lives the for-
tunes and misfortunes of others. It is
m time to cast off the shell and rub np
against the world that is living and
pulsating and sorrowing and feeling
and laughing and being brave right
at your side. It is the time to cast
aside all hate and prejudice and warp-
ed judgments and look through the
open window of the child-soul at the
world about toil Be generous. be
Just. Be happy and light hearted
not because you do not know not be-
cause you do not care but because the
-world is good and is tending upward
and hope's star shines brighter than
all the rest in the firmament of Heaven.
nizes the fact that some churches must .
die while others live and he seems to
think that the spectacle of active com- .
petition between the various churches
is en elevating one aim
the activity and progressive force pos
sessed by the church. The writer ex-
presses the hope that the churches may
contribute as much to the world in the
way of real solution of problems of
organization along special lines as
has bene contributed by the manufac-
turing industries. He hopes that the
churches will fit themselves to lead In
solving the problems of help to those
that need help and that they "will
take their places among the greater
institutions of society." Some readers
will call the writer referred to cau-
tions. Some will say he is hopeful;
some iconoclastic; some unfaithful;
some blasphemous. But to most read-
ers his remarks will appear to be
merely frank and plain spoken to an
unusual degree and the opinion will
be general that he has a message to
the churches that the churches will do
well to heed.
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I THE CALIFORNIA STORE I i
The Herald has before alluded to
the fact that the commercial spirit is
the great vital force in the world to-
day and that properly directed and
used this spirit may be made the most
powerful civilizing agent. The cen-
tury about to begin will witness the
cessation of war simply because war
does not pay. The Hague conferees
tried to formulate some plan under
which the nations might agree mor-J
ally and intellectually to abandon war.
But while such agitations are good
the simple question. Will it pay? will
at the last call forth the solution of
the great problem. The desire for in-
dustrial development in Russia for
example is far more powerful than
the desire for conquest. William of
uermany delights to pose as the pro-
moter of commerce and industry and
is far less of a swashbuckler than he
was a few years ago. It is well to
preach peace and at this Christmas
time the message is timely. It is well
to arouse the higher instincts of man
to revolt against the indulgence of the
lower. But at the close of the nine-
teenth century the fact is vividly im-
pressed upon us that war is uneco-
nomic and the prospect is for a read-
justment of ideals that will not permit
war except for the gravest cause simp-
ly because war does not pay.
The report that the Pennsylvania
railroad Intended to put on an eign-
teen hour train between New YorK
and Chicago has aroused discussions
as to the highest speed possible con
sistent with safety. It is not so much
a question of the safety or possibili-
ty of the train's running so fast or
faster but that with increase of speed
there is increase of difficulty in stop-
ping. Westinghouse put 53 miles an
hour as the safe speed limit claiming
that with any higher speed an engin
eer could not see a danger signal in
time to bring his train to a stand
still before he had run into the danger.
That is to say that the speed of trains
is to be checked by the limits of human
How can Santa Claus go down a
twenty story chimney of a city flat and
crawl up through the steam pipes to
distribute his presents? How can the
stockings get filled if they are hung on
a radiator or a register? It has been
suggested that stockings be hung out
of 'the windows hereafter to give the
poor old saint half 'a chance to get
A prominent church writer contends
that the multiplicity of denominations
among the churches and the active
competition that is so evident in their
desire to attract and hold the greatest
number of people are of real value in
the progress of the church. He holds
that this competition will tend to devel-
op the most effective form of organiza-
tion and the highest efficiency in
just the same manner that competition
in business develops the best that is
in men in the way of capacity for bus-
iness organization and mamangement
His point of view is a novel one. Al-
luding to the survival of the fittest
as a universal principle he recog-
The Dallas News voices a rebellion
against the domination of "all power
ful trusts claiming a monopoly of
the public business and of the public
revenues" which in the person of the
political machine hold sway over
those who "pretend to stand as the
eager enemies of monopolies in less
important lines." Here's a cud to
All the older cities are trying to re-
member how they looked a hundred
years ago. EI Paso cannot look back-
ward so far to her small beginnings
but she can look forward as far as
the best of them and see success as big
as the most boastful 's.
Pingree is making life merry in
Michigan. He criticized a judge who
sentenced one of his appointees to ten
years in prison thereupon the judge
threatened to bring the governor to
justice for contempt of court.
Morroco has paid the five thousand
dollar indemnity claim that Uncle Sam
demanded for the widow of Eszagui
and the incident is now closed
The emperor of Germany in filling
out the census blank gave his profes-
sion as "German emperor. King of
Nebraska is looking up. Within the
last four years four million back taxes
have been paid up.
The silence of Adlai these post-cam
paign days is intense.
Mr. Bryan is coming to Texas in
If you want to be a public benefactor
put down a cement sidewalk.
That will help the much puzzled shoppers in makinu their Christmas selec-
tions. We have something suited to each one. and a remarkably nice lot of goods
fcr your inspection.
All the desirable new styles in silk velvet and gold.
THE "L'AIGLON" the very swell new belt in satin and vel-
vet $1.00 to $2.25 each.
THE GOLD CRUSH BELT something entirely new and extremely
good this season $100 to $3.00 each.
THE TINSEL BELT 1 Inch bullion braid with gilt clasp very sty-
lish 75c and 85c each.
THE VELVET GIRDLE BELT new shape and trimmed with steel
points and beads $1-25 to $1.75 each.
Some of the swellest things out for this season's wear. New line
especially for the Christmas trade.
"L'Aiglon" stock collars 75c to $2.50 each.
Chiffon Jabots and Fancy Puffs 75c to $4.50 each
Bolero jackets in fancy braids laces and spangles $5.00 to $12.00 ea.
Chiffon Boas with chiffon or chenille ends.. .. $1.25 to $3.50 each.
A beautiful line of Fancy Baskets in new shapes and all colors.
They are very handsome $2.00 to $6.50 each.
' Battenberg Work
Many handsome pieces of the real handmade Battenberg work all
linen and the kind it pays to buy. Scarfs Center Pieces. Doi-
lies and Squares.
BATTENBERG SCARFS from 40 to 74 inches long $3.00 to $8.50 ea.
BATTENBERG SQUARES all sizes and in many handsome de-
signs " $1.75 to $8.50 ea.
BATTENBERG DOILIES all sizes from 6in. to 12 in. 10c to $2.50 ea.
IF YOU WANT SWELL GARMENTS YOU WILL FIND THEM
IN OUR CLOAK DEPARTMENT. NEW AUTOMOBILES BOX
UOATS AND JACKETS IN THE BEST OF CLOTHS AND THE
BEST OF TAILORING.
H Automobile Coats
in the extreme length made of fine kersey in the light tan and
castor brown satin $20.00 to $30.00 ea.
H Box Coats
in the shorter lengths in light tan castor brown and black the
castor brown satin linedh Panne velvet etc.
16.50 to 25.00
Pine Tailored Jackets
Nothing but good styles in this line and we can fit everybody.
j All the novelties of the season as well aa the plain tailored gar-
$6.50 to $25 each
g Golf Capes
We're making special prices on our Golf Capes for Monday. It's
the most popular garment made for winter wear.
Garments worth $10.00 to $15.00
Will be sold for $7.75 to $11 75 each
H Pearl Novelties
5E A lot of little things that don't cost much and still are very
SST nice for little remembrances.
fZZ Pearl Letter Openers Each 35c.
5 Pearl Penholders Each 25c.
An extensive line of both the popular price and the finer goods.
All the fashionable trimmings
Purses all styles 40c to $3.50 each.
Finger Jurses' .-' 35c to $1.25 each.
Beaded Chatelaines new 75c to $5.50 each.
Leather Chatelaines 50c to $3.50 each.
The Best Kid Gloves on Earth
For quality coloring fit and durability we will put OUR kid
gloves against anything you can purchase ANYWHERE.
Our Kid Glove customers are always satisfied.
Than these there are none better
"FAMOSA" 2 clasp in blacK and colors pair $1.00
"ADOLFO" 3 clasp in black and colors pair $1.60
"STEIN KALI" 2 clasp in black and colors pair $1.75
"EXTRA PRIMA" 2 pearl clasps pair $2.0
Beautiful Taffeta Silk Skirts the kind that wear well and
they're all new. We have Red Light Green Light Blue Cerise
Royal Purple Pink and Black at
Dress Goods Specials
Monday our finest novelty dress patterns will be on sale at re-
duced prices. They're the finest goods ever shown in the city and
who could ask for a better Christmas gift?
$30.00 Novelty Patterns on Monday .. $23.25
$25.00 Novelty Patterns on Monday $19.50
'$22.50 Novelty Patterns.on Monday . . .r $17.25
$16.00 Novelty Patterns on Monday $12.00
$15.00 Novelty Patterns on Monday $11.25
$10.00 Novelty Patterns on Monday.. $8.25.
French Flannel Waists Special
On Monday we will have our fine French Flannel Waists divia-
t ed into two lots. .
Our $4.00.' $4.50 and $5.00 French Flannel Waists
Will be sold for $3.65
Our $6.00. $6..E0 and $7.00 French Flannel Waists
Will be sold for $4.95
Our $1.50 and $2.00 All Wool Wal3ts
Will be sold for $1.25
Hundreds of beautiful Handkerchiefs for Christmas are shown
and it's hard to imagine a greater assortment.
Embroidered Handkerchiefs in linen and fine swiss at
12 1-2 to $2
Point Lace Handkerchiefs
Real hand made
$2.50 to $4 each
And then we have anything you want in silk or linen handker-
chiefs at almost any price you wish.
It Pays You to Read Our "Ads.
6.50 to 25.00 each
I J. Calisher's California Store. I
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Slater, H. D. El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 303, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 22, 1900, newspaper, December 22, 1900; El Paso, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth297603/m1/2/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .