El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. SIXTEENTH YEAR, No. 30, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 4, 1896 Page: 4 of 4
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XI Paso Daily Times, Tnealay. February 4,3896
(Prom Yesterday’* Bwalng Tslsgram-
i FUKO me FAILS.
Wm. E. Wheelock & Co., of New
York, Assign for the Benefit
of Their Creditors.
THE WEBER PIANO COMPANY.
Uotion Nads fort Appoinment of Tempo-
rary Receiver for the Stuyvesant Piano
New York, Feb. 3.—Wm. R
Wheelock & Co., piano manufac-
turers, made an assignment today
for the benefit of creditors to H. W.
Beebe. Wheelock & Co. have had
close relations with the W ebor
Piano Company, which recently
failed. Liabilities of Wheelock &
Co. are 5225.000; assets not stated.
A motion was also made for the ap-
pointment of a temporary receiver
lor the Sturvesant Piano Company
on behalf of Wm. Weelock, Robert
F. Tilney, S. Hubbard and Robt.
V. Wand, Liabilities, $75,000.
The petition states there will prob-
ably be enough realized to pay all
creditors, bat the assets are of such
nature that they cannot be readily
The Braios on a Bender.
Ft. Worth. Tex.. Feb. 3 —The
Braros river is still rising at Colum-
bia. It rose 15 feet in thirty six
hoars and its current is equal to
that of a mountain stream. Seven
vessels belonging to the Columbia
Transportation Co., were swept
a war. The river is out of its banks
and sweeping over the surrounding
country.. Ntar Navasota the Bra-
ios and Navasota rivers have united
and are 12 miles wide. Two miles
of the Santa Fe railroad track is
Sent to the Penitentiary.
Clinton la., Feb. 3.—Judge
Wood today sentenced William T.
Stewart to Aramosa prison for
seven and a half years at bard la-
bor. Stewart burned Lyons rail-
way depot July 1, 1895, causing a
loss of $14,000. He was convicted,
escaped, captured, re-tried and
For Tearing Down Buildings.
Omaha, Feb. 3—J. D. Moore,
and F. F. Martin, prominent Boyd
County citizens, have been arrested
as leaders of a large gang who have
recently torn down and carted away
many valuable buildings at St.
Randall, which has been abandoned
for military purposes.
United States and Turkey.
London, Feb. 3.—A dispatch to
the St. James Gazette today from
Washington says a correspondent
of that paper has the highest au-
thority for announcing that the
entente between Russia and Turkey
is known at the state department
and has had the most important
effect in modifying the plan of the
administration prepared to compel
Turkey to pay indemnity for dam-
age done to American property in
Armenia. The correspondent says:
"In spite of the fact that a naval
demonstration was prepared, Sec-
retary Olney entered into communi-
cation with Russia and Great Bri-
tain asking if they would oppose
the action of the United States
against Turkey. Great Britain’s
reply was favorable but Russia in-
formed Olney that she preferred
there should be no naval demonstia-
tion as Russia was negotiating to
bring about the restoration of order
in Turkey. L. E. De Kotzebue,
the Russian minister to the United
States is said to have informed Ol-
ney that Turkey would pay any
Shot Through the Heart.
New York, Feb. 3.—Former
police Commissioner, Stephen B.
French, Committed suicide today
by shooting himseli through the
Kansas City, Feb. 3.—Cattle re-
ceipts, 4300; market steady, 10c
hig er. Texas steers, $2.25@3-7o;
Texas cows, $1.75^2.65; beef steers
$3.00^4.20; native cows r.75@3-6o;
stockers and feeders, $2.So@3.5o;
Sheep receipts, 1,900; market
steady. Lambs, $3.75@4-4®; mut-
Chicago, Feb. 3. — Cattle—
Receipts, 5000. Market strong,
tully 10c higher. Beeves, $3.25®
4.30: cows and heifers, $1.60® 1.90;
Texas steers, email@example.com.
stockers and feeders, $2.60(^3.75.
Sheep—Receipts, 13,000; market
firm to roc higher.
New York, Feb. r.—Money on
call firm at 5@6 per cent. Prime
mercantile paper, 6@8. Silver, 67 Jjj
The usual little game of poker was run-
ning at Schweiciuagen's, and the players
were all betting very freely. An unusually
Urge jack pot was in the center of the table,
and as the cards were lxiug dealt old
“Veil, shentlemaiis, I guess X win ills
It was duly opened, and there was a
raise or two all the way round. Schwein-
xaagen drew one card, another player drow
two, and two stcxxi pat. The betting was
brisk, and every time it came around to
Schweinrnagen he raised. Suddenly his
4-year-old boy exclaimed:
‘‘Oh, look! Papa's got four cards all
"Shut up your moat'!" roared Schweln-
magen, but it was too late. None of the
other players would call his last raise.
Schweinrnagen took the boy up stairs. He
returned in flvo minutes red in the face
and resumed the game with the remark:
“You pet I shpank dat poy goot."
Half an hour later when all were trying
to win a big pot Schweinrnagen’s 6-year-
old girl exclaimed:
“Papa has got four cards all just alike.”
Again every one dropped their hands.
Schwolnmagen pocketed the cash, and the
6-year-old was led up stairs.
When a few minutes later the grocer’s
8-year-old son said, "Papa has got four all
alike," one of the players studiedliis hand
an unusually long time, scratched bis
head, studied the grocer’s face and then
"What have you got?" ho demanded.
‘‘What haf you got?”
"I called. Show down your hand.”
Schweinrnagen spread out a pair of
deuces. The grocer didn’t tnko the toy up
stairs, but whipped him on the spot for
Dot poy might haf fooled some of you
shentleinaus,” lie explained.—San Fran-
THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS.
The Army Appropriation Bill Re*
ported By Hull and Placed
on the Calendar.
* * dir
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your digestion in
good order, and
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can bring perfect
health. A large part
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that afflict mankind
are traceable directly
to impurities in the
cured by eliminating
That most dreadful of
is a disease of
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blood, and can be
these impurities. '
all diseases, consumption, ■» „
the blood. The disease shows in the lungs
because of some inherited or acquired weak-
ness there. If the blood were always pure
and without germs, the disease would never
develop and in time weakness itself would
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blood float along through the body uptll
they find a weak spot for lodgement. They
stick there and develop and people call the
disease by the name of the organ afflicted.
As a matter of fact, the disease is always a
disease of the blood, and if the blood be
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FREE COINAGE SUBSTITUTE.
House as a Committee of the Whole for
Cosaideratioa of Diitrict of Columbia
Washington, Feb. 3.—In the
house today Hutl, (Rep., Iowa)
Chairman of Committee on Military
Affairs, reportedthe army appropria-
tion bill and it was placed on the
Calendar. At 12:30 the Clerk of the
Senate announced the passage of
the senate free Coinage Substitute
to the House bond bill. It was
referred, under rule to the ways
and means Committing. A motion
to concern was hot entertainable
under the rales. The house went
into Committee of the whole for
consideration of the District of
Columbia appropriation bill.
A Land Mark Gone.
Boston, Feb. 3.—The historic
First Uniterian Church, on Meet-
ing House Hill, in Dorchester, a
familiar land mark, burned today.
The loss is estimated at $30,000,
covered by insurance.
Died of Pneumonia.
New YORk, Feb. 3.—Col. W. P.
Thompson, president of the Na-
tional Lead Co., died of pneumonia
“I hear Lord Dasher has a horse
sale. ’ ’
‘‘Yes; I quite believe that,
one last week.”—Sketch.
I sold him
Not Too Much.
"Altogether too expensive, Ethel,” he
“Oh, no, papa,” she pleaded. “It won’t
"My dear child, you mustn’t think you
can bamboozle your old father just because
he likes to be generous When he can," he
said. “I can’t afford any such extrava-
"Hut it’s not extravagant, papa," she
urged. "Really it isn’t.”
"Didn’t you say the material was $10 a
"And you don’t think that’s extrava-
gant! Why, that’s too much to pay even
for a midwinter ball gown.”
"Of course it is, papa, but you see”—
"There’s no use discussing it. I can’t
throw money away."
‘But you don’t understand, papa. Ten
dollars a yard sounds like a lot because
you don’t know what I want. You haven’t
stndled the fashions. It really would cost
“How much?” he asked In a business-
like way. "I don’t want any generalities.
"Well,” she said thoughtfully, knitting
her brows, "I don’t see how the whole
bathing suit can cost over $3.60.’
A Whispered Dialogue.
I EL PASO BOILER WORKS a
| BUILDERS AND REPAIRERS OF STEAM BOILERS, a
J. C. SHERRY, Proprietor.
t SHEET IRON WORKERS
£ BUILDERS OF ORE CARS
£ OIL TANKS, WATER TANKS
SMOKE STACKS and
!! fW>E make a specialty of con- :
^ tracting for overhauling and !
<, repairing boilers for mining and!
smelting companies. We guarantee ■
11 first class work and prompt execu- ■
!! tion of orders
Corner Overland and Stanton Sts.
Addresss: Eli PASO BOILER WORKS,
J. C. Sherry, Prop., El Paso, Texas.
dealtli Restoring Qualities
of our Dry Atmosphere
WHAT DOCTORS SAY.
High Medical Authority on the Subject,
Giving Fact* and Flgurea that Prove El
Paao’a Climatic Agvautagea Superior to
Thoao of Othar Health Beaorte In tbo
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
numerous 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
ltd 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 suuilnn
terminus of the Atchison, u.j„
Santa Fe railroad, and the dim >.
the road connects with the
Central railroad. Three >tl. i . i
lines—two from the east and cm it
California—center here, bit. ling u
the Mexican trade, and thus what wu
five years ago a sleepy little sedlemen
under the wing of Fort Bliss, ha
tow become an active, euterprisin
Bttyn of some 5000 or 6000 inh‘>’
with much actual business and bound-
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 pnre 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 horn I 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 and soon made us feel equal
to running a foot race.
The soil Is sandy and very porous.
The temperature Is hot in summer
almost every condition required to in- and mild In winter. For those who
sure healthfulness. | have the means of traveling it would
Some years ago Dr. Alfred S. be folly to summer in El Paso, and yet
Houghton of Chicago wrote that after the dryness of the atmosphere Is such
a thorough examination and careful that a temperature of 100 to 105 de-
study of the subject, he found El
Paso and San Diego, Cal., the two
places most favorable to all persons
afflicted with pulmonary diseases.
Following is a portion of a table of
statistics of “annual climatic changes”
which Dr. Houghton prepared, and
upon which he based his conclusions:
grees in the shade is more endurable
than that of 70 and 85 degrees In Phil-
adelphia. Sunstroke Is unknown, in
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
much, if auy, more than the inhabi-
Tho Husband—You are right! It must
to burglars! Where Is my revolver?
The Wife—Down in the library over the
desk. You know 1 tied ribbons on it for
Easy Window Dressing.
Applicant-—I see you advertise for a win-
Dry Goods Merchrxit—Yes, sir. Have you
had much experience?
"1 arranged tho window display In the
store 1 worked in last, and every woman
who passod stopped and looked in.”
“That's something like. You’re just
the man we want. By the way, what llus
Was your firm in?"
"Mirrors.”—New York Weekly.
Shortens labor, lessens pain,
•' diminishes danger to life of
both mother and child and leaves her In condh
tlon more favorable to speedy recovery
Stronger after than before confinement”
says a promluent midwife. Is the best remedy
FOR RISING BREAST
Known and worth the price for that alone
Endorsed and recommended by mtdwives and
all ladles who have used it
Beware of substitutes and imitations.
Makes Child-Birth Easy.
BRiDFIELD REGULATOR CO., ATLANTA, GA.
BOLD BT AM. DRUGGISTS
In bis report Dr. Houghton uses the
“The number of Inches of rain ana
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, bot 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
nor too low.
EL PASO’S PURE AIR.
To the American Climatological asso-
ciation Dr. E. W. Scbauffler, of Kansas
City, made the following report:
El Paso is situated at the 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 the Rio Grande.
Its longitude Is 106 degrees west, and
First Class Restaurant,
Bob Chin Wo, Prop.,
113 Fan Antonio St., El Paso.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL.
The cleanest rooms in the city.
No invalids solicited.
Corner of HI Paso and Overland Sts
Mr*. I. A. Shipley, Prop.
EL PASO KITCHEN.
210 El Paso Street.
Regular Dinner from 12 to 8; 25a.
8H0RT ORDER HOUSE.
Open Day and Night.
NAPOLEON J. ROY,
EL PASO, - -
Elevation above Sea
Mean Annual Temp.
Since Est. Sig. 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, Gal...........
New York ................
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
clmrm 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 before 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 at such places—viz:
that the patient soon beglps 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 awnke Yankee town, with
nn elegaut 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 Hlo Grande, where within
nn 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.
ALWAYS FRESH BEER ON TAP.
BEST FIFTEEN-OBNT L UNCB
IN THE CITY
FROM IX A. M. TO 2 O’CLOCK P. M.
J C. SHERRY, Prop.
General Boiler and Sheet Iron Works
Corner Overland and Stanton Sts.
EL PASO TRANSFER Co.
HACKS, BUS AND BAGGAGE.
Phone 18 . 300 to 310 South Oregon St
I am now prepared to do all kinds of
freight transfer. Prompt Delivery and
Office at Ballanger’s Stable. PI
turmimg, sash, blinds
AND MILL WORK A SPECIALTY.
First and Virginia Sts. Telephone 172
LINK REST A UR ANT.
216 EL PASO STREET.
SHORT ORDER HOUSF.
JSVOpen day and night. Oysters, Fish and
Game in every style.
The Palace Dining Hall has changed
hands. Yee Wing will conduct 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-
ing he remarked: "White
man say feathers heap soft;
white man d-fool."
and advertise in . . .
P A T> *TVQ Ladies’ and gtntl*
UilllL/U men's engraved vis
ting cards at the Tima otMoe.
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