El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 172, Ed. 1 Friday, July 21, 1899 Page: 4 of 8
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KL FASO DALLY TIMJCS, FRIDAY, JULY 21, 18SM*.
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Bntered at the Poatofflee at 81 Paso, Texas,
as Seoond-Olass Mall Matter. ,
TIMBS PUBLISHING COMPANY
JUAN S. HART. Manager.
BAST OVERLAND STREET.
Telephone No. 98.
OtllTered In the city, per week.. .....28 cents.
Invariably In Advance.
One year............................................-MO 00
Six months...................................- & 00
One month............................................. 1 00
All papers discontinued at the expiration of
the time paid for.
The Tims can be found on file In the news-
paper department of the library of congress,
Washington. D. O.
O aa SOUTHWESTERN STAR-EL PASO
Besides thoroughly covering the local field,
the Tims r aches,
ON D\Y OP PUBLICATION,
the towns and stations named below, within
the radius of the South wsstxrn Star above
towns, which distance Is 378 miles from El
Paso to each point:
Sierra Blanca Lennox
duldad Juarex Sabtnul
Casas Grandes Gall»go
The custom among
he custom among newspapers of printing
i rate and accepting another Is fast dlsap-
°*The f’lMxs has been a one-price organ
llnoe 1888. We find It pays.
No discounts, except those published on this
rate sheet are allowed to anybody.
Uniform rates are necessary for the satis-
faction of the advertiser and the success of
The advertising agent can pay our rate and
rstall the space to buyers at our figures with
profit to himself. For Instance: lie buys nine
Inohes for one year, forM8B; If he retails each
Inch at M2 a year, hlg profit is 100 per oent.
Ws sell at the same figure to everybody.
6 Mos 9 Mosll Y'r
Net. | Net. | Net.
209 25 260 40
222 751277 30
238 25 ,294 00
249 75 :310 80
261 551325 50
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El Paso is now the storm center of
weetern mining interests. Investors
from the east, west, north and sonth
are here on the lookout for good min-
ing properties. And local companies
are being organized to send ont pros-
It is significant that the signers of
the Manila correspondents’ Round
Robin are all representatives of papers
that support the administration, with
two exceptions, and they are corres-
pondents of the Associated Press, which
leans very strongly to the administra-
tion’s Philippine policy.
If Spectacular Teddy succeeds
Alger as secretary of war, it is possible
that Joe Wheeler will soon find him-
self leading the Rongh Riders in a
charge in the Philippines Roosevelt
believes that the Rough Riders can lick
the earth if given a chance. The west-
ern boys are certainly good fighters.
Hobart has demonstrated that a
vice-president is good for someth! g;
he can give cabinet officers a tip when
to stand from under. Hobart, after
conveying to Alger assurances of the
president’s most distinguished consider-
ation, took the secretary ont behind the
stables and whispered that something
besides the entente cordial was going to
Friends of President McKinley
gravely announce that the president
considers the Manila correspondents’
Round Robin a blunder. Of course he
does; and those correspondents, several
of whom are abler men than the presi-
dent, consider that his Philippine policy
is a blonder. It’s horse and horse with
another throw coming to the newspa-
SOME PLAIN TALK
The Philadelphia Times, while inde-
pendent in politics, has been advocat-
ing Republican principles. But in an
editorial under the caption “A Plain
Word to McKinley,” the Philadelphia
“The war department does not be-
long to the president, nor does it be-
long to the secretary of war, nor to the
Algers, the Eagans, the Carters and
others who wielded its power to the
"The war department belongs to the
people. It is a great bulwark of safety
or a fruitful fouutain of sacrifice of life
and treasure in time of war. and war is
"The country has been dishonored
and President McKinley belittled by
the political shuffling that has thus far
hindered the dismissal of Secretary Al-
ger from the war department. The
president must know that Alger is in-
competent, that the people justly re-
gard him as responsible for the needless
sacrifice of life and health of our sol-
diers in camp and field; that whether
honest and patriotic or otherwise, he
can neither retrieve the fearful errors
of the past nor avoid them in the future
as the head of the war department.
"The pnblic press, without distinc-
tion of party, has demanded the re-
moval of Secretary Alger by such over-
whelming expression as to convince the
most hesitating of the supreme neces-
sity of the administration rescuing it-
self from Algerism. It is not a politi-
cal quarrel: it is not a factional quar-
rel; it is the honest, manly expression
of the American people, and the presi-
dent can not disregard it without grave
political peril to his administration and
"Let the president rise to the clear
duty that confronts him and recognize
the war department as the one feature
of his administration that is olosest to
the people. Our soldiers who have
been in camp and field, and those who
are going to fill the shattered ranks
come from the home of the people of
every section of the land, and they can-
not be trifled with. As a rule, the en-
tire 2oO,000 soldiers who have volun-
tee*ed for the Spanish war have car-
r ed the same reports to their homes of
the wanton sacrifice of life by inoom-
petenoy or debauohery in the manage-
ment of the war department, and that
conviction is so deeply rooted that no
president, however strong on the great
questions pertaining to the war, can dis-
regard it with impunity.
"The war department belongs to the
people; the president is their mere
agent in filling it, and they demand in
imperions tones that a thoroughly com-
petent, honest and fearless man shall
take the place of Alger. Let the presi
dent take heed in time.”
In commenting on the above, the
Houston Post says that while it is of the
opinion that a very great deal of the
criticism of Secretary Alger in connec-
tion with the conduct of the war is
richly deserved, it fails entirely to see
how newspapers like the Times can
figure out Alger so guilty and McKin
ley so innocent. The latter is the su-
preme head of the government, with
authority over all departments virtu
..........,_______, ally without restraining limits, and if
hun.......... 'm wrong and outrages were committed by
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YESTERDAY'S WEATHER IN EL FASO.
Observation at 5:4& p. m., local time
Barometer, sea level................................ 29.71
Dlreotlon of wind.................. SW
Wind velocity, miles per hour. ..... . 1.0
Weather.................................... Partly Cloudy
Lowest temperature today..
SILVER............................................ 60 q
COTTER............................ 1„ R0
LEAD (Smelter Quotations).......... 4 4S
LEAD (New York)....................... 4 35
TIN................. as 00
IKON (American).................. 14 00
MEXICAN TENDS (Jnarez)............ 48)4
MEXICAN PESOS (El PmoI......... 48)4
the war department the president must
have been privy to them, when he per-
mitted them, and was just as guilty as
was the secretary.
MUCH NEEDED JN EL TASO.
The present prosperity of El Paso is
not dne to any oonoerted action of its
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The Railway Center of the Southwest.
El Paso has a population of 22,500 and has put over a million dollars in building improve-
ments during the past year. The mining industry is flourishing. The Sierra Madre Line
now taps the Sierra Madre Range, at Casas Grandes, a virgin region for the American
prospector. Many rich mines have already been discovered and are now big producers.
The El Paso & Norteastern Railway, now building from El Paso, has reached to within a
few miles of the great coal fields near White Oaks, N. M. El Paso is a cosmopolitan city
and destined to be in a few years the Greatest City in the Great Southwest.
business commnnity, nor to any con-
siderable exhibition of public spirit on
their part, but rather to the natural ad-
vantages of environment. Proximity
to fields of mineral wealth, that, day by
day, are being developed; our railroads
that find a center and common market
here, a salubrious climate that invites
the health seeker, as well as also the
business man who would be assured of
both a healthful location and at the
same time one that offered a vantage
ground for pecuniary investment—all
this, is constituting to make El Paso a
solid city for commercial pursuits and
a desirable place of residence. While
the rapid growth now visible has not
reached an abnormal stage, nor will it
exceed its limitations for much time to
come, yet, latter day history teaches
that many American cities—parallel in-
stances with El Paso in phenomenal
growth—have at some period experi-
enced a lull and an inactivity of com-
merce that resulted from rapid expan-
sion, which preponderated over local
possibilities of trade. Atlanta, Bir-
mingham and Kansas City may be of-
fered as examples. In one epoch of the
history of each of these now populous
and flourishing cities, collapse seemed
imminent. They had forged ahead of
local and tributary resources,
Then it was that necessity made the
individual interests common or com-
munity interests and inspired property
owners, with business men, to conse-
crate their collective efforts toward the
establishment of manufactories, and
other industrial enterprises. To that
end they formed chambers of com*
meroe, commercial clubs and mining
exchanges, through which they restored
an equilibrium of trade and induced a
permanent coalition with the business
world that insnred for a time continuous
growth and prosperity for their respec-
The business mau of El Paso is very
content at "doing well.” He should
awake from his apathetic attitude and
take "time at its flood,” while the city
is bounding along at a rapid pace upon
its own merits. Form a chamber of
commerce, a commercial club and a
mining exchange. Do not delay, or the
inevitable ordeals of dullness and the
depreciation of real estate, will follow
in the work of overgrowth.
The ladies of San Antonio have con-
tributed 12,000 to the fund for the flood
In a knife duel at Colony on Sunday
between two young men, W. Brown
was mortally wounded.
The corps of surveyors to locate the
first division of the Dallas, Fort Worth
& Quit railroad, extending from Dallas
to Fort Worth, has begun active work.
Governor Sayers has reoeived a let-
ter from Governor Miguel A, Otero of
the territory of New Mexico, stating
that if his official duties will permit his
leaving the territory at that time he will
take pleasure in attending the St. Lonis
anti trust conference.
The charter of the Fort Worth Union
Passenger Station company of Fort
Worth, has been filed in the secretary
of state’s office. The capital stock is
$50,000. The purpose of the company
is to build and operate a anion passen-
ger depot and track leading thereto in
The Italian consulate at New Orleans
has received cablegrams from Msnister
of Foreign Affairs Venosta, placing at
his disposal 3,000 Italian lire, subscrib-
ed by Italians of the royal government
and King Humbert for the Texas flood
Great interest is being taken in the
sixteenth annual fair which will be held
at Seguin on Ootober 19 to 21, just be-
fore the San Antonio fair. There will
probably be many exhibits for Guada-
lupe county at the latter fair, and Se-
guin will send picked men to compete
for the firemen’s prizes.
C The new telephone line from Bland
to Albemarle has been completed.
A recruiting station for volunteers for
service in the Philippines has been open-
ed at Fort Wingate.
R. L. Powell is making preparations
for operating ,tbe Foster property at
Gold Hill, Grant county. He has also
leased the Wood mill.
John Allison, James Fletcher and J.
B. Hogdon, of Deming, have gone to
the wilds of Grant county, near the
New Mexioo line, to hunt for buried
The rainy season has struck Silver
City with a vengeance, and old timers
say the like has never been seen before.
The usual shower has given place to a
continual rain, and the hills and prai-
ries are as green as an alfalfa patch.
Four men were swept away by a huge
wall of water, near Blossburg, which
was caused by a cloudburst at the head
of a narrow canyon they were crossing,
and Bernard Tamboya, Villa Refino
and an unknown Austrian weie drown-
ed . The men were on their way from
Gray creek to Blossburg.
The New Mexico school of mines, a
territorial institution located at Socor-
ro, is designed to afford instruction in
assaying, chemistry, metallurgy, min-
ing and civil emgineering. The labor-
atory building erected at a cost of $45,-
000. is one of the finest and best equip-
ped in the west.
The new Paz cotton factory at Chi-
huahua has been inaugurated.
Work is progressing rapidly on the
railroad grade between Zaragosa and
Tezuitlan, state of Puebla, over 1,500
men being at work.
The Industrial railway at Puebla has
declared a dividend of 5 per cent.
The Esperanza gold mine, denounced
a month since by J. B. Storman near
Santa Ana, Sonora, is turning out ore
that runs $60 to the ton.
The Americans who swarmed to the
Santa Clara gold placers in Lower Cal-
ifornia are ooming back penniless but
rich in experience and wisdom.
The transsort Oaxaca has returned
from the Revillagigedo islands and re-
ports that the story that San Benedioto
island had sunk during an earthquake
and that all the vegegation had burned
off Socorro island by a volcano, is base-
Texas & Pacific Excursions.
Everywhere—T. & P. all-summer
round trip excursion tickets to eastern
points and famous health and summer
resorts are now on sale.
To the usual comforts extended its
patrons by the T. & P. has been added
free through reclining chair car service.
To St. Lonis, Mo.—Account Mer-
chants’ association. One and one-fifth
fare for the round trip. Tickets on
sale July, August and September.
To Dallas, Texas—Account meeting
Templars. One and one third fare for
the round trip. On sale July 23rd and
To Memphis,Tenn.-Account Lumber
Manufacturers’ association. One and
one-third fare for the round trip.
Tickets on sale July 15th to 18th.
To Indianapolis, Ind.—Account Ep-
worth League. $47.15 for the round
trip. Tickets on sale July 16th and
To Chicago, 111.—Account Merchants’
association, One and one-fifth fare for
the ronnd trip. Tickets on sale August
B. F. Darbyshire,
8 W. F. & P. Agent.
R. W. Curtis, T. F.& P. A.,
El Paso, Texas.
Use Pillsbury’s Vitos, the ideal whea$
food. For sale at the El Paso Grooery
Evans’ India Pale Ale, 25ots. at The
El Faso Coffin & Casket
EMERSON & BERRIEN, PROPS.
410 S. El Paso St.
The largest and best stock of Coffins
caskets, Metalio Cases, etc. Work and
prices guaranteed. Hearses and Car*
riaeee furnished. Telephone 71 1»« &
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