El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. SIXTEENTH YEAR, No. 36, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 11, 1896 Page: 4 of 4
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XI Palo Daily Time*, Tuesday February 11,1896
(From Yesterday's Bwnlog diagram.
Cm FIGHT I MEXICO.
The Opinion of Senor Romero, the
Mexican Minister to the
THE CHIHUAHUA AUTHORITIES
as, it is said here that if in such
case the Mexican officials see fit to
assume jurisdiction over any such
tract for the prevention of an act in
violation of the laws of both the
United States and Mexican govern-
ments, our government will not be
disposed to make any point against
The Cordon of Amerloan and Mexican
Law Drawing Closer around theFngi
Hats—Unpleasant Developments to the
Sports Momentarily Expected.
Washington, Feb. to. — Seiior
Romero, the minister here, says the
Maher-Fitz. fight will not take
place in Mexico. He held a con-
sulation with Secretary Olney to-
day. The lines of law on both sides
of the Rio Grande are drawing
more and more closely around the
party of pugilists who ate stand-
ing on the border of the United
States and Mexico and developments
extremely unpleasant in their re-
sults to the sports may occur at
any moment. Seflor Romero says
that the authorities of the Mexican
State of Chihuahua are thereongly
in earnest in their determination to
stop the fight and he points to the
fact that if the sports get across the
line into Mexico they will be sub-
ject to immediate arrest. In other
words it will not be necessary ior
Mexican officials to wait until an
effort is made to fight actually, but
having now satisfactory evidence
that there is a deliberate intention
on the part of the pugilists to break
the law of Mexico, the legal of-
ficers of the State of Chihuahua
are now under the Mexican practice
at liberty to arrest every member
of the party, including the would-be
spectators, who by their precence
give encouragement to the intended
offense, just as soon as they cross
the boundary line.
As for New Mexican soil, it is
certain that territorial officials, with
the assurances that they have re-
ceived from the federal government,
of the fullest measure of support in
their efforts, first to prevent the
fight coming off thereon and second
to secure the punishment of all
participants if it is pulled off, re-
gardless of where they may seek
refuge in the United States, are
now fully able to meet any move-
ment of the fighters. In Texas,
also, the way seems to be closed
against the sports by the active
steps taken by Governor Culberson,
who has assembled the Texas rang-
ers near the scene of the rendezevous
and it is moreover reported here
that some surprising developments
nuy be looked for in that state that
will discomfit the pugilists.
In reference to the current rumor
that an attempt will be made to
pull off the fight on some islands of
the Rio Grande or other lands
which cannot now be accurately
said to be in either Mexico or Tex-
HeaUh and strength
carry us through
dangers and make
us safe in the pres-
ence of peril, e Dis-
ease germs do no
harm in a healthy
body. A germ is not
a big thing, and it is
only physical weak-
ness that makes it
dangerous. A per-
fectly strong man
with rich, pure
blood, has nothing
to fear from germs.
He may breathe in
the bacilli of con-
sumption with im-
punity. Nature is
to throw off any im-
purities that may
come into the body,
but if there is a weak
spot where the germs
may find an entrance to
the tissues, then the
trouble begins. Disease
gertus propagate , with
lightning - like rapidity.
Once in the blood, they
quickly fill the whole
body. The only way to
get rid of them is to kill
them. This is wbat Dr.
Pierce’s Colden Medical
Discovery is for. It pu-
rifies the blood. That
means that it kills the
germs, but that is only
part of wbat it does. It assists in the di-
gestion of food and puts the digestive or-
gans in a perfect condition. It stimulates
the secretion of digestive fluids, so promot-
ing assimilation and nutrition. It fills the
blood full of healthy red corpuscles. It
purifies and enriches every drop of blood
lu the whole body and so supplies the
tissues with the food they need. It builds
up strong, healthy flesh and puts the whole
body into a disease - resisting state.
Nrae-tenths of all human ailments come
from the same cause —impurity in the
blood. Take almost any disease you please
and trace the cause of it—you will find it
A Committee Appointed to Accom-
pany the Body to Texai.
Washington, Feb. io — The
desk of Congressman Crain, of
Texas, who died early this morning
was draped heavily with black
when the house reconvened at 10:30
after a recess over Sunday. The
blind chaplain referred to Crain’s
death in sympathetic words.
Sayers made formal announce-
ment of the death of his colleague
and offered the usual resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted.
A committee was appointed by the
speaker to accompany the body to
Texas, after which, at 12:15, the
house, as a further mark of respect,
adjourned until tomorow.
OEM. MABRY AND RANGERS.
m great no n.
The Government to Prevent it From
Being Hold in New Mexico
at All Hazards.
ATTORNEY GENERAL HARMON
To Prevent the Fight on the So-
Called Neutral Ground.
Austin, Feb. 10.—Adjutant
General Mabry and a troop of
Texas rangers are now at El Paso
under Governor Culberson’s in-
structions. It is understood that
United States troops from the San
Antonio post left there this morning
for El Paso to prevent the fight on
any so-called neutral grounds.
Says that In Case they Fight In United
Statei Territory le Will Follow them
to the Enie of the Earth to Bring the
Participants to Joetloe.
Washington, Feb. 10.—If an
attempt is now made by the promot*
ors of the Fitz-Maher prize fight
“to pull it off” in New Mex’co, the
government will prevent it at all
hazards. Attorney General Har-
mon says: “If they fight on any
territory of the United States we
will follow them to the ends of the
earth if necessary to bring them to
The opinion appears to be that
Governor Culberson will certainly
prevent the fight on Texas territory
and no doubt has influence enough
with the Mexican authorities to
prevent its taking place in Mexico.
It is understood that Gov. Cul-
berson has gone to the frontier to
direct in person the movements of
the militia, if necessary, to prevent
the battle taking place on Texas
territory. Texas undoubtedly will
assume jurisdiction of disputed ter-
ritory for the time being. If it is
definitely known where it is to
come off the authorities in that
jurisdiction can arrest the principals
before a breach of the peace takes
The Mexican Minister Says the Fight place.
Will be Prevented on Mexican
Washington, Feb. 10.—Rome-
ro, the Mexican minister, says his
understanding is that the Mexican
state authorities would certainly
prevent the Maher-Fitz mill from
taking place on Mexican soil.
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I Paso's Climate
Health Restoring Qualities
of our Dry Atmosphere
WHAT DOCTORS SAY.
High Mad leal Authority on tho Subjeot,
Giving rtot! and Figaro* th«* Provo El
PMO’i Climatic Agvoutogo* Superior to
Thot* of Othar Health Baaorta In th*
They Have Left Fort Worth and
Are on the Way to El Paso.
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 10.—
John I.. Sullivan, Parson Davies
and Paddy Ryan, after spending
Sunday in this city, left with other
sports today for El Paso.
Sugar from Egypt.
Philadelphia, Eeb. 10.—12,
300 tons of sugai are now afloat on
the way to this port from Alexan-
dria, Egypt. These cargoes are on
board British tramp steamers ant
are due here about March 1. Im
portation in large quantities of
Egyptian sugar is a new thing made
necessary through apprehension that
the Cuban crops, by reasons of war,
will be very poor. In addition to
this large quantity, considerable
sugar is being shipped from Ham-
burg in British steamships and from
Honolulu in American clipper ships.
The Stock Market.
Wall Street, Feb. 10.—Stock
market opened strong and higher
under heavy purchases for both ac-
count in which foreign orders fig-
ured to a fairly large extent.
Cabled quotations from London
were higher, and this fact lent ad-
ditional stimulus to the local mar-
ket. Sugar rose \l/2 consol, gas
Tennessee coal ^ Man
and Nor y and other prominent
shares gained less important frac
Madrid, Feb. 10.—An aeorilite
exploded today. There was a loud
report, followed by a general panic.
All buildings were shaken and
many windows shattered. The ex
plosion occurred 20 miles above the
THE GIRL WITH THE OSSIFIED HEART
She’s stylish and pretty and passuhly witty,
And wise, I am told, as a sago.
She’s bright and vivacious, extremely saga
And not of an uncertain age.
In every movement for woman's improvement
Bho takes a quito prominent part,
But never a lover to passion could move her,
This girl with tho ossified heart.
She thought it was really provoklngly silly
That folks for each other should yearn,
And as for those blisses, caresses and kisses,
No, thank you, not any in hern.
'Twas roally shocking to hear people talking
Of Cupid’s love maddening dart
And Baid most emphatic they’d wheels in tha
T his girl with the ossified heart.
But, oh, for the notions and frigid emotions!
She soon wore th e crown of a bride.
When next I beheld her, a man much her eldei
Was clinging quito clo3e to her side.
Her features were wearing a smile most en
I knew she was playing a part.
Her love was all gammon. 'Twas certntnlj
Had softened the ossified heart.
—New York World
The reputation of El Paso as a
health resort is already firmly estab-
lished. Thousands of Invalids have
found here the relief which they have
sought vainly elsewhere. Especially
Is this true in all cases of pulmonary
disease, and there are today living in
El Paso hundreds of people, In good
health, engaged In business and en-
joying life, who declare that had
they not come to this genial clime
they would either have died long ago
or continued to drag out a miserable
existence. There Is not a winter but
oumerous Invalids who have sought
other health resorts come on to El
Paso by advice of the physicians at
those resorts. They come from Col-
orado and Northern New Mexico be-
cause It is too cool there and they
come from Southern California be-
cause it is too damp there. Here they
find a dry, warm, sunny climate, with
almost every condition required to In
Its latitude 42 degrees north, the lon-
gitude being the same as that of Santa
Fe, N. M., and the latitude the same
as that of Savannah, Ga., and San
Diego, Cal. It Is 340 miles south of
Santa Fe, constituting the suuint 11
terminus of the Atchison, n., .
Santa Fe railroad, and the .111
the road connects with the .
Central railroad. Three m.-i
lines—two from the east and cm a
California—center here, t)l.. '1^ l.
the Mexican trade, and thus whal w i
five years ago a sleepy little seSt ionic 1
onder the wing of Fort Bliss, ha
Cow become an active, euterpri-dn
Iftn of some 5000 or 6000 inh«’-
with much actual business and boand-
The mountain ranges of New Mexico
and old Mexico abutting on the river at
this point give variety and beauty to
the landscape and contribute that ex-
hilerating quality of “mountain air”
which, combined"with the mild tem-
perature of the winter season, consti-
tutes the charm of the El Paso climate.
The altitude is 3760 feet above the
sea level—high enough to be pure and
bracing, and yet not high enough to
embarrass the heart’s action and In-
crease the dyspnoea of those affected
with pulmonary complaints. I found
It true with regard to myself while
suffering from a severe attack of bron-
chitis, and also with regard to others
w hom 1 met that whereas at Las Vegas
and Santa Fe (at an altitude respec-
tively of 6700 and 7100 feet) we suf-
fered from dyspnoea and had to walk
slowly, like confirmed invalids, the de-
scent to El Paso enabled us to walk
briskly aud soon made us feel equal
to running a foot race.
The soil Is sandy and very porous.
The temperature Is hot in summer
and mild In winter. For those who
First Class Restaurant,
Bob Chin Wo, Prop.,
113 Fan Antonio 8t„ El Paso.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL.
The cleanest rooms in the city.
No invalids solicited.
Corner of El Paso and Overland Sts
Mr*. I, A. Shipley, Prop.
Wind and Whiskers.
“That foller,” said tho man with the
ginger board as tho smooth shaven now
settler drove by, “that feller, whonlknow
ed him out In Kansas, had a set of goat
trlmmln’s that would discount Peffer. Aud
he lost ’em In tho funniest way.”
“Got 'om shaved off?” asked tbo grocer,
trying to bo sarcastic.
Much to tho surprise of the man from
Potato Crook, the man with the ginger
“That’s jest tho way. Exactly.”
When the mau with the gluger board
had enjoyed the grocer's surprise, lie con
“Course ho didn't have to havo ’em
shaved off, but aftor the way they took to
actln he allowed that was the best thing
ho could do. You see, they was a cyolone
come along acrost his place. He seen 'er
a-comln, and by tho time he got the oow
and the dog and his wife and chillorn In tho
cyclone pit they was so little room that he
had to leavo his head stickln out. Purty
soon along comos old Si”—
“Old Si who?” asked the grocer.
"It might have been old Si Hubbard,
but this time It happened to be old Si
Clone. Well, that there wind took them
flowin whiskers and wrapped 'em round
and round his neck and dura nigh choked
And ho Towod after that it would be
safer to go smooth, 1 suppose?” asked tho
man from Potato Creek.
Hardly. Ketch any Kansas man takic
off his whiskers for any such frlvollous rea-
son! But the elllcktricity, er something,
hud sot'em so that they wouldn’t grow
no other way than jist round and round
I tried to persuade him to leavo ’em that
way, seoin as how ho had tho finest neck
comforter ever a man had in them whisk
ers, but ho was too dadwormed high mind-
ed and keeps ’em out cloan off now."
Tho man from Potato Creek slowly gath-
ered up the two burlap sacks that served
him ns a saddle, put them on his yellow
mule and rode homoward, pondering, pon-
in the blood, a Purify *“d enrich the blood
and yon remove the cause, and so you cure
the disease inevitably ana infallibly. Dr.
Piferce’a Golden Medical Discovery cure*
all disease* depending npoi
upon poor, tmpoea
Fort Scott, Kas., Feb. io—
Howard M. Cummings, a gambler
widely known in Missouri, Kansas
and Texas, committed suicide in his
room at the Huntington hotel by
New York, Feb. io.—Messrs
Ladenburg, Thalraan & Co., wil
ship $500,000 gold to Buenos
Ayres by Wednesday’s steamer.
T^inding of musio, magazines
JD law books, medical journals,
eto., a specialty at tbe Tims*
office. Telephone 26.
| have the means of traveling it would
Some years ago Dr. Alfred S. l»e folly to summer In El Paso, and yet
Houghton of Chicago wrote that after the dryuess of the atmosphere is such
a thorough examination and careful,that a temperature of 100 to 105 de-
study of the subject, he found E! | grees In the shade Is more endurable
Paso and San Diego, Cal., the two j than that of 70 and 85 degrees in Phil-
places most favorable to all persons -adelphla. Sunstroke is unknown, In
afflicted with pulmonary diseases.
Following Is a portion of a table of
statistics of “annual climatic changes”
which Dr. Houghton prepared, and
spite of a maximum temperature of
110 degrees In summer, and those
who are compelled to remain there do
not perish with the heat, nor suffer
upon which he based his conclusions: muc,1> lf any, more than the inhabi-
Elevation above Sea
Mean Annual Temp.
Since Est Slg. Ser.*
Daily Range of
"Mean of Maximum.
•Mean of Minimum.
Inches of Snow and
Per Cent Cloudy
Comp. Moisture and
Dryness of Locality.
El Paso, Texas............
San Diego, Oal...........
New York ................
Boston, Mass.... ........
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BEST FIFTEEN-OENT L TJNCI1
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FROM 11 A. M. TO 2 O'CLOCK P. M.
3 C. SHERRY, Prop.
General Boiler and Sheet Iron Works
Corner Overland aud Stanton Sta.
EL PASO TRANSFER Co.
HACKS, BUS AND BAGGAGE.
Phone 18. 800 to 310 South Oregon St
I am now prepared to do all klnda Af
freight trauafer. Prompt Delivery and
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My wife used “■OTHERS’ FRIEND” lie-,
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In his report Dr. Houghton uses the
“The number of inches of rain and
snow will give corroborative testi-
mony as to the dryness, etc. In a
place where the air Is dry and the
sunshine clear and steady, wide range
of dally temperature or sudden
changes of heat are not only not un-
pleasant nor Injurious, but often
agreeable and beneficial from the
stimulation they create, while moder-
ate variation of equability In a damp,
muggy climate Is debilitating In the
“The dew point In El Paso Is 11 de-
grees below the mean of minimum
temperature, and 27 degrees below the
mean of annual temperature, while at
San Diego It Is only 3 degrees below
the mean of minimum temperature,
and 10 degrees below the mean of
“At El Paso the mean of relative
and absolute humidity Is also much
less than at San Diego, while Jack-
sonville Is behind not only both of
these places, but also Denver.
“The average rainfall Is 36 Inches.
At El Paso It Is 11 inches. The aver-
age between dew point and mean of
minimum temperature Is 5% degrees.
At El Paso It is 11 degrees. The aver-
age mean annual temperature Is 56
degrees. At El Paso it Is 64 degrees,
but the seasonal average at El Paso
Is 56 degrees.
“In every particular, except spring
winds, El Paso shows a better record
than San Diego, and far better than
Jacksonville or Savannah. The only
place on the Atlantic coast that ap-
proaches El Paso Is Asheville, N. O.,
and for that place I have no seasonal
Dr. Houghton further states that
the altitude of El Paso Is 3760 feet,
while that of San Diego Is 67 feet
only, El Paso being neither too high
Dor too low.
EL PABO’S PURE AIR.
To the American Climatological asso
elation Dr. E. W. Schauffler, of Kansas
City, made the following report:
El Paso is Bituated at tbe extreme
western boundary of Texas, In that
tongue of land which Is bounded on
the north and west by New Mexico
and on the south by tbe Rio Grande.
Its longitude Is 106 degrees west, and
tants of Eastern cities.
But It Is the winter temperature to
which I wish to call attention, as well
as the small amount of rainfall and
the small number of cloudy days, these
conditions combining to constitute the
charm of the winter, during which
season the invalid can walk, or even
sit out of doors, almost every day.
Combined with the mild temperature
there Is, as I have be tore remarked,
a bracing tonic quality to the air, due,
perhaps, In part, to its rarity and dry-
ness, which I have failed to find in
the air of Florida, of the Gulf, or even
of San Antonio, Texas.
In view of Its mild winter climate,
its altitude, the great dryness of the
atmosphere and soil, and the remark-
able preponderance of clear and fair
days, especially during the winter and
spring months, I think It must be con-
ceded that El Paso presents many of
the requisites of a winter resort for
persons suffering from pulmonary
complaints. Nor Is this merely a theo-
retical conclusion. It Is confirmed by
the experience of a considerable num-
ber of asthmatic, bronchitic, and phth-
isical patients who have already tested
the virtues of this climate. Some of
these 1 met myself during a stay
some weeks last February and March,
and with regard to others I was In-
formed by the physicians of that place
and the army officers of Fort Bliss.
This testimony was the same that Is
usually obtained nt such places—viz:
that the patient soon begins to loose
his cough, to Improve in appetite, and
to gain in weight and strength.
Notwithstanding the newness of the
place, the accommodations of El Paso
are very fair. There are several quite
large and respectable hotels, there Is a
good market, and the price of living Is
not high. Although In Texas, it Is a
very wide awake Yankee town, with
an elegant court house, public school
building, numerous churches, etc. One
great Charm to the visitor or sojourner
Is the proximity of Old Mexico, just
across the Rio Grande, where within
an easy walk or drive, he finds the
city of Paso del Norte, surrounded by
a well Irrigated and cultivated coun-
try, teeming with a kindly and Indus-
trious population. For myself, 1
never wearied of watching their
strange seventeenth century methods
of living and working.
218 EL PASO STREET.
SHORT ORDER HOUSE
fSfOpen day and night. Oysters, Fish and
Game in every style.
The Palace Dining Hall has changed
hands. Yee Wing will conduot the
same from this day In a first-class
manner. Dinner from 2 to 8 p. m.
Price reduced to 35 cts. Short or-
ders day and night.
GIVE THE PALACE A CALL,
SISTERS OF CHARITY
NORTH STANTON STREET.
as the Indian tried feathers.
He took one feather, laid it
on the board and slept on
it all night. In the morn-
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man say feathers heap soft;
} white man d-fool.’’
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