El Paso Times. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. Eighth Year, No. 78, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 31, 1888 Page: 2 of 8
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FOR STATE TREASURER.
The Austin Statesman says.
Among the names mentioned for the
office of state treasurer none will com-
mand more respect or arouse more enthu
siasm than that of Colonel George B.
Zimpleman. A nobler or truer man can
not be found within the borders of Texas.
The Times must endorse these aenti
mcnt» and and add that no braver man
ever breathed, and if he will accept the
trust Texas would do well to honor him
as a small recompense for his many and
valuable services in the past.
The Socorro Chieftain Bays: The build
ing of the El Paso & White Oaks road
will be a severe blow to the Santa Fe
road unless the latter extends its line
from Carthage into Lincoln county. But
the Santa Fe management, which is one
of the most enterprising in the countrv,
will not be caught napping, and we may
look for railroad communication between
Socorro and White Oaks some time be-
fore the road from El Paso can be com-
An exchange says that the Southern
Pacific company is now introducing on
its lines a second-class sleeping car, to
accommodate that class of travelers who
are unable to pay for a berth in a Pull-
man. Each car is divided into ten sec-
tions, making accommodations for twenty
berths, each one of whom is furnished
with a wool mattress, a heavy double
blanket, a pillow and curtains. At one
end of the car is a ladies' toilet room and
at the other a gentlemen's, and each car
is furnished with a heating oven so that
eatables may be warmed up. The price
charged will average one-fourth of the
price charged for a Pullman berth.
BEGGARS OF LONG AGO.
The fact that El Paso has been pro-
nounced a most excellent and profitable
location for a brewery leads us to use a
few facts which are very concisely ex-
pressed in the San Francisco Call as fol-
One of the curious phenomena of the
day is the steady increase in the con-
sumption of beer in this and other coun-
tries. Notwithstanding the growing
cheapness of wine and the increased pro-
duction of whiskey, the consumption of
beer seems to outstrip thai of all other
drinkables. Forty years ago the total
consumption of beer in this country was
only 36,000,000 gallons; it is now about
050,900,000 gallons, bein^ an increase of
nearly twenty fold, while the increase in
the consumption of spirits in the same
period has only been 50 per cent. Of
course much is due to the cheapness of
the popular beverage. Lager beer is
within the range of every purse, and it is
becoming the favorite drink not only of
Germans and Americans, but i even of
Frenchmen, Italians and Spaniards.
In this country the increased consump-
tion averages over 10 per cent per annum.
In 1887 the sales of malt liquor were 29,-
199,741 barrels, not quite half a barrel to
every man, woman and child in the coun-
tro. We figured some months ago that
the consumption in this state alone was
five and a half gallons per head of our
people, including men, women and chil-
dren. In many parts of the state the na-
tive wines still hold their own against
King Gambrinus. But in the cities beer
steadily makes its way.
The business of beer-brewing here, as
in England, is one of the most profitable
in which a person can engage. Accord
ing to the figures furnished in a late
number of the Brewers' Journal the act
ual cost of material consumed ip making
a barrel of beer is at the present time
$1.18. In Illinois and Wisconsin the
brewers are mixing «orn with their bar-
ley, which reduced the cost of the ingre-
dients very materially. The cost of man-
ufacturing and barreling is about 80 cents;
the tax is $1 ; if the cost of delivery, col
lection and advertising be figured at a
dollar more, a liberal estimate, the tota
cost to the brewer will be $2.68, say $4
per barrel. The barrel contains 31 gal
Ions, so that we may figure that the cost
to the brewer is something i nder 18 cents
a gallon, or something over three cents a
quart. It must pay pretty well to sel
this article at five cents a glass.
Beer is being adulterated, as we said,
with corn in the northwestern states; in
England they are mixing sugar with the
compound in the proportion of one part
of sugar or syrup to twenty pounds ol1
malt. But the best beer there as here is
the one which contains the largest pro
portion of barley malt and the least pro
portion of anything else. Probably the
best and most wholesome beer in the
world is made from California chevalier
Entries Found in I'arUh Books
300 Years Old.
In many parish books, about 300 years
ago, we find such entries as these: "Payd
for* whippin tow pore folk, ijd." "payd
and given to a pore mnn and his wi£f that
was wipped, iiijd." This was double the
usual tariff, which is represented by
"Gav*> the tow when they went, ijd." In
Saxon times the beggar, unless he found
refuge in one of the then thinly scattered
monasteries, was in evil case, lie be-
longed to the dangerous tribe of master-
less men, people for whom no one was
answerable, and those who sheltered him
were fain to do it by stealth, for if a man
stayed with you more than a couple of
days you were accountable, not only for
anything he might then do, but also for
Mr. Kibton Turner thinks race had a
good deal to do with beggary. When you
take away a man's means of life he must
either starve or rob or beg. The oldest
natives of Great Britain were short, dark
people—Basques, say some, Esquimaux
say others; the tall, light haired Gael beat
them out from almost everywhere, except
part of South Wales. Then the Cymri,
another Celtic people, ciune (across from
the Cimbric Chersonese (Denmark), landed
in Aberdeen, spread over Scotland as
Piety and coming southward were met by
the tide of Saxon, or, as the new lights
prefer to call it, "English" invasion, and
turned aside into Wales. What the round
skulled Gael had done to the short skulled
people who had preceded him the Saxon
did to the Gael. He took his tilled land
from him; in those days it was not much,
nine tenths of the island being forest and
marsh, and he gave him no chance of set-
tling near him and bringing in some of
the wild country.
That was not done till later, when the
monasteries (true agricultural colonies)
set the example of making the desert
smile. The conquered had nothing for it
but to submit to slavery or to "move on."
If he moved on with a lot of friends he
might settle down somewhere in Wales, or
on the Cornish moors, or in the wild dis-
trict called Cumbria (Cymri's Land), from
Chester to the Solway. But there would
generally be somebody to turn out, so, if
he was nlone or with a few, begging or
robbing (the two were interchangeable)
was his only resource —All the Year
Something About Walnuts.
The walnut is indigenous to Upper
Asia and in the mountainous regions of
Persia is found growing wild. It was
known to the Romans as Juglans Regia
or royal tree of Jupiter. It was intro-
duced into Italy at the beginning of the
Christian era, and gradually spread over
western Europe, it was introduced into
England many centuries ago from France,
which country was then called Gaul, and
some authorities say the word "walnut"
is a corruption of "Gaul-nut." (Webster
gives the derivation, however, fro.n an
Anglo-Saxon word, "wealh-hr.ut," from
"wealh" a foreigner, a stranger, and
"hnut," a nut). In Europe it is called
simply "walnut," and the name English
walnut used in this country was bestowed
by the colonists of Virginia to distinguish
it from the native American black wal-
nut. The tree seems to flourish every-
where. It thrives in rich and poor land,
on mountain and in valley, in rock and
barren soil where hardly anything else
can be grown. But in deep soil with a
moist bottom the English walnut grows
luxuriantly and yields large crops at a
comparatively young age. — American
A Italic of Hitrlmrlani.
It is many years since the traveler who
was advised to go and see India remarked
that he did not care to do so, as the gov-
ernment had abolished hook swinging and
widow burning. But some of the inhabi-
tants of that vast peninsula are still given
to a strange custom, of which llttio or
nothing is known to Europeans. It seems
that in the nizam's dominions there Is a
caste in which this practice prevails.
When any of its members die a flag is at-
tached to a bamboo and the bamboo is
given to » man to hold over the corpse of
the deceased. Then, having retired to a
open nre on tne flag, probably Dy way of
showing their distress and of helping the
soul of the deceased on its journey to some
other world. But not everybody is a
William Tell, and sometimes it happens
that the man holding the flag is shot.
This actually occurred on a recent occa-
sion, and notice was taken of it by the
nizam's government. In The Tarida, or
government gazette, it is made known to
all concerned that no flag held over a
corpse is to be fired at in the future.—St.
Women Barber* for Women.
On one of the women's streets of this
town, where the petticoats are so thick
that a man is almost as much out of place
as lie would be at a ladies' luncheon, there
is a woman's barber shop. It has not a
striped pole in front of it. It is too
aesthetic for that, and the women find it In
Hocks without such vulgar aids. It. is a
woman's place in the fullest sense of the
word, run by women and for women. It
is the outcome of the usual long felt want.
Of course, there were always places
where women could get their hair,dressed,
but when the universal bang demanded
constant attention these great artists were
apt to act as if such ministrations were
beneath their attention. Then they
charged enormously. The places where
they trim bangs cheap were dubiously
masculine; even if they set apart a place
for women there were glimpses continu-
ally of dreadful, collarless, lathered male
beings, and to the inexperienced feminine
mind nothing seems so indecent as a man
Still another question of dtccncy came
in. The fine ladies who;have had their hair
dressed ever since they were 12 years old,
and who patronize men dressmakers and
milliners, of course, have no sort of ob-
jection to men barbers, but lots of young
women in a less exalted sphere find it
quite dreadful to have a man fussing half
an hour over their heads. "Von know,"
said one not over lucidly, "with the
dentist you don't mind, because he hurts
you so dreadfully all the time, but with a
barber it is different."—Xew York
An Astonished Englishman.
A newly arrived Englishman was told
that the editor of The North American
Review would, that night, deliver a
learned lecture, and that if he desired to
become informed upon live issues in
\inerica he should attend. He did so,
and the next day he wrote as follows to a
"The Americans are surely a very pe-
culiar people. Last night I went to hear
a well known gentleman lecture on what
these people term live issues, and I must
say that 1 never heard a more ridiculous
discourse. The people laughed in his very
face, but he did not appear to mind it.
lie talked about absurd tilings, and spoke
of shoving his fist into the bosom of the
night, and went on at some length to tell
of a dog that had fleas. I did not want
to be rude, but 1 really laughed. I actu-
ally expected to see the people mob the
fellow, he was so very, very queer."
He had been "steered" against Bill
X v e.—A rk a nsa w Tra ve le r.
How to Load n l.ive J'lg.
One way to load a live pig is as follows:
Back the wagon up to the pen, place two
planks side by side, with one end in the
wagon the Other on the ground, making
an inclined plane. Then turn the hog
with his tall toward the wagon, put a
basket over his head, and as he steps back
to get his head out, follow him up, taking
care that he does not step over the side,
aud to his surprise he wjll find himself in
the wagon without a struggle.
A baptismal gannent known to be 133
years old is in use at Pekin, Ills.
E\ ery man on the Kansas City police force
is a church member. Two of the officers are
elders in tiie church and any numiier of them
It is said that there are not more than 100
negroes in the entire city of Paris, and
throughout Franco very few persons of Afri-
can blood are to lie found.
A Montreal butcher named Desmarchois
was arrested and fined $100 recently for kiss-
ing a woman against her will. He decided
to go to jail rather than pay the fine.
In order to cure whooping cough in War-
wichskire village, England,they cut a piece of
hair from the nape of the child's neck, chop
it very fine, and spread it on a piece of bread
and give it to a dog.
The sum of £80,000 was recently offered
for the well known English medical jour nal,
The Lancet, which was founded in 1823 by
Dr. Wakely. The offer was declined, the
paper not being for sale.
Hansom cabs containing dummy figures
representing a corpse have paraded the
streets of London as an advertisement of the
management of the Princess' theatre, where
"Tho Mystery of a Hansom Cab" was about
to be played.
In a little German village a young girl of
18 has for a fortnight lain in quiet slumber.
She is kept alive by the injection of a nour-
ishing liquids, and round her bed a couple of
medical men are watching every sympton
with great attention.
Mile. Zucchi, formerly prima ballerina of
the Eden theatre in Paris, received as a wed-
ding gift when united recently to Prince
Basctchetkoff, a Muscovite magnate, 120 sil-
ver drinking cups, all fashioued like dancing
slippers, of different sizew.
Tho rage in London is Japanese art. Books
appertaining directly or indirectly to Japan-
ese art are in demand, and Japanese exhibi-
tions are being opened on every hand. The
first production of the new rage was to be
the formation of a Japanese art class.
A point in the Pacific ocean, ten miles from
Santn Barbara, is culled "Coal Oil point,"
because of tho <*lor, which is so great that
when a vessel passes all on board are fre-
quently made sick. On a calm day sheets of
oil may bo seen flpating on the water, and
there is every indication that the spot is just
above a submarine oil well.
A French physician mentions a curious
case of left handedness. One child in a cer-
tain family was left handed, and a second
appeared at the age of 1 year also to be left
handed. It was then learned that the mother
always carried her child on her left arm.
She was advised to carry the child on her
right The iufant, having its right arm free,
began to grasp objects with it, and soon be-
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Fine Groceries, Wines, Liquors,
Havana and Mexican Cigars,
Paso del Norte, Mexico, j
EL PASO, TEXAS.
Best Table in the City.
The Most Central Location.
Its fine Verandas on Every Floor
Give it a Commanding View
of the Entire City.
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Elegantly Furnished. Prompt Service.
Capels & Hammer,
Contractors and Builders,
EL PASO, TEXAS.
Ketelsen & Degetau,
El Paso, Texas, Chihuahua and Cusihuiriachic, Mexico,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Dry Goods, Groceries
HARDWARE, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, MINING
Commission and Forwarding Merchants.
Sole agents for Banco Nacional de Mexico. Schuttlcr Wagons, Hazard Powder
Company of New York, Hercules Powder Company of San Francisco, New Home
KRAKAUER, ZORK & MOYE
Wholesale and Retail
Agents for Laflin & Rand Powder Co. and Turbine
Wind Mills, Arms and Ammunition.
TOOLS A.ND TINWARE.
HILLIPS BLOCK, EL PASO STREET. • EL PASO, TEXAS
EL PASO, TEXAS,
Real Estate and Brokerage., Auction and
3i8 San Antonio Street, Opposite Post Office.
City Office of the Cotton Addition, NOYES RAND, Agent.
Rio Grande Pharmacy
Is now located in the
Opposite Grand central Hotel.
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