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New West Texas Railroad
IT IB a splendid piece "of news that comes with the beginning of the new year
that a railroad, is to he built from Pecos, through the Toyah valley and Davis
irountains to Fort Davis.
The road will traverse a section of country, the richness of. which is already
proved, and will give market connection to thousands of acres of as rich land as the
state of Texas or any other can boast.
The only reason that the Toyah valley has not progressed faster than it has is
that it has been somewhat remote from transportation. "With the building of the
railroad, this region will be opened up to the market and it will become another of
the garden spots of west Texas. The road will also place the noted summer resort t
and historical point, Fort Davis, in direct rail connection with the outside world
and, while it is not the present intention of the promoters to build the road to
Marfa, that is what will eventually happen, which will give the Toyah valley access
to the open market in either direction.
EI Paso commends the people of Pecos and the Toyah valley for the splendid
manner in which they have come forward with the guarantee for this new railroad,
end it congratulates the people of the Toyah valley on the great future they have
in store for them.
Nicaragua, IT S. A?
However, most people' get Pinchoted when they get too big for their jobs,
Mars Taft may not be wielding the "big stick," but his walking cane appears
to be on the job, all right, judging from the nltimatum to the insurgents.
But Zentuckians don't care a copper what Mr- Taft calls red liquor as long as
they get plenty of it.
A burglar who broke into an El Paso residence one night last week was not
satisfied with taking a pocketbook and its contents, but he left the window open
End the house plants all froze. Burglars areheartless.
The racetrack promoters and supporters are resorting to falsehood in stating
their side of the case. They are making it appear where possible that El Paso is
fighting the races. El Paso is not fighting the races; merely the racetrack
gambling. Nobody has ever made a protest against the races.
The racetrack promoters are very candid in their statements that they are
teaching the El Paso people to bet on the horses. James Butler, a heavy stockholder
in the Juarez track, who has just returned to New York from El Paso, is quoted in
the New York Sun as follows: "The Juarez track management in order to educate
people up to the intricacies of racing and betting (note this) at first gave out hun
dreds of complimentary badges which have not been called in."
jROOKCORN might he tried with profit "by farmers around El Paso. Up in
the panhandle country it has been selling this year at from $200 to $300 a
ton and the acreage is being doubled for next year. Buyers state that it is
almost impossible to get enough, of the product to supply the demand of the fac
tories and that the output over the country will have to be more than doubled
before there is any material reduction in price.
Broomcorn is said to thrive in the west. There is no reason why it should not
be given a trial around El Paso.
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alfalfa as also stronger than the supply, but there is much land that is not planted
in alfalfa hereabouts where broomcorn might be given a trial.
It might be well for the dry fanners of west Texas, "New Mexico and Arizona to
give broomcorn a triaL It has grown in the Texas panhandle and the soil and cli
mate here are just as good if not better. A product that will bring from $200 to
$300 an acre is worth trying, at least.
Irish confetti: Brickbats.
A square deal: Something you read about
Anxious Inquirer: No, they do not raise turnips in Madison Square Garden.
It is unlucky for the young man whose best girl's birthstone. is the diamond.
An exchange remarks that Dr. Cook has been so still of late that you can hear
As proof that women are gentler than men, the Kansas City Star says that a
woman when excited or aggravated always says, "Oh, heaven." A man doesn't.
A subscriber to an Indiana paper asks the editor why a thermometer doesn't
get as cold as a man's nose, and the editor hasn't yet answered.
Household hint: "Cream puffs should be served as any other pastry. They
take the place of pie." It is best to serve them to a guest in a bath tub, might
have been added.
Answer in query column: "A bride stands on the left of the groom for the
wedding." And she stands on him and walks all over him after the wedding, it
might be added-
An easterner wbo has never been west insinuates that the sun sets when it
gets out here because it gets tired. . On the contrary, it has to get a rest before it
goes back east again; the effrontery of the east would make anything tired.
San Antonio found that in many moving picture theaters, places denoted as
exits by red lights were in reality merely fake doors, not cut through the brick
walls. No penalty1 is too severe for a manager guilty of such a crime.
A New York banker died and Wall street went right along about its business.
It is getting so these days that most any of us can die and the country just moves
right along in the same old way. But when Roosevelt goes a hunting it is different
The breakfast foods have done some good anyhow. It is now declared that
they are responsible for the increase in the price of wheat and that the increased
price of this grain has resulted in a big "back to the farm" movement from the
"I don't think there is nothing nicer than to be woken up at night by vocal
singing," a Kansas girl is quoted as saying in telling about a serenade in her honor.
Evidently they need some EI Paso teachers up in Kansas.
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THINGS never seem to ccme my way, and so I'm sick and sorry. I asked a
friend of mine, today, to sing me, "Annie Laurie" ; for I was tired and sick
at heart, and feeling lorn and looney, and so he pried his face apart, and
sang me "Annie Rooney." 'Twas always thus since childhood's hour, I always miss
connections; for me the cream is always sour, and mouldy the confections; when
I would gaily guy my frau, her temper has a cross edge; the
butter never knew a' cow, there's whiskers on the sausage.
HARD Last night I couldn't sleep a wink, for thoughts of ghost aaid
LUCK fcogey; I said, "I'll rise and get a drink, and smoke a cabbage
stogie." I tramped across the silent shack to find the meas
ley dipper, and stepped upon a carpet tack I wore no shoe or
slipper; and bhenil fell o'er seven chairs, and nearly spoiled my smeller, and thund
ered down a fKght of stairs, and landed in the cellar. The neighbors heard tne
frightful noise, and came cavorting over, a hundred idiots and boys, including Old
Dog Rover. "Well, are your hurt?" the sillies cried; it made my anger smoulder;
"I die too slowly," I replied, "please hit me with a boulder."
Oapyright, 1909, by George Matthews
"Professor Lowell says that the Mar
tians have been digging canals and now
he can count GOO of them," said Friend
"Wife. "I wonder why they are making:
the dirt fly so hard?"
"Must be having- elections oftener
than here." said the Tired BuMness
Man. "Otherwise I can't see any rea
son why Mars should be so full of
canal water. One thing I am certain
about, aaid that is that this proves the
inhabitants don't fly or they would not
be building right of ways for canal
"I wonder if they have to go through
the same program with their canals
that we went through to get one canal
going at Panama. Think of the hun
dreds of revolutions that the big- coun
try of Mars must hare had to finance
to start friendly little one horse re
publics which don't care what happens
as long- as it suits their big- friend, the
canal digger. Think of the procession
of retiring- engineers who have come
marching- back from these 600 canals
to take lucrative jobs in traction and
financial circles up there! And think
of GOO libel suits started against the
newspapers of Mars as a result of mak
ing the dirt fly.
"Imagine a conutry with 600 canals.
Why, they muse have a ditch back of J
everybody's yard, and I should think
that papa and mamma Martian would
be in a cold perspiration constantly for I
iear tne nuie .Marxians woum iaii into
the drink. I wouldn't be surprised to
learn that many of the people lived in
canal boats there, giving- the planet a
large floating; population.
"I think Mars must be made of green
cheese, or some other soft substance, j
else now could tney build this many
trenches when 3-ou consider the amount
of bother that goes on here when we
try to rip out a few settlings from
the earth and make a canal? Think of
the Martian senate being- deadlocked
over a route for years; then the ap
pointment of an optimist of good imag
ination to guess from time to time how
much more these 600 canals will have
to cot than what they thought it would
cost the last time they figured it up.
Sketch of the Millionaire Government Official Whom Taft Dismissed
Gifford Pinchot, forester, was born at .
Slmsbury, Conn., August 11, 1865, son of
James and Mary E. (Eno) Pinchot, and
grandsou of Constantine Cyril Desire
Pinchot, a native of Breteuil, France,
who, for his political faith, came to
America In 1815, settling at Milford, Pa.,
where he became a merchant with large
western interests. Gifford Pinchot at
tended Phillips Exeter academy, and
graduated at Yale university In 1SS9.
His love of the woods was a passion
from childhood, and while he found time
to can tain the colleire football team, and
carried off several of the most coveted
01 tne college prizes, ne also won ior j
himself the reputation of being "mad
Deciding to take up forestry, In Oc
tober, 18S9, he went to England to con
sult with the men best able to direct his
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tjQ an(J after havIng. spent some time
in examining the forestry exhibit at tlie
Paris exposition, he entered the Ecole
Naloinale forestiere, at Nancy. Early
in 1890 he began field work in the
French Alps and the Vosges, and after
further study In Switzerland, Germany
and Austria, returned to America. In
1S91 he traveled in Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Oregon, Washington, and
British Columbia, and aided in the pre
liminary examination of George Van-
derbilt's forest at Biltmore, N. C,
where, in January, 1S92, he began the
first systematic forest work done In the
In December, 1891, he opened an of-
fice in New York city, as consulting
forester, and was engaged for the next i
three years in miscellaneous work in
various sections of the country. He
was a member of the commission ap
pointed by the National Academy of
Sciences In 1596, at the request of the
secretary of the interior, to Investigate
and report upon the inauguration of a j
rational forest policy for the lands of
the, United States, and thus helped to
lay the foundation of the nation's pres
ent forest policy, which he was shortly
to become the chief agent in develop
ing. As a result of the commission's re
port, 11 new western forest reserves
were' created, with a total area of over
(From The Herald of this date, 2?96)
CHURCH RUPTURE THREATENED
OVER CARDS AND DANCING
Charles B. Eddy arrived in El Paso
this morning, accompanied by chief en
gineer Lowrie and H. Y. Work, of the
White Oaks road. Mr. Eddy stated that
Lowrie would start out in three or four
days to make a survey of the proposed
right of way of the new road.
There is a fight on in the Baptist
church as to the propriety of card play
ing and dancing, and a rupture is
It is stated that the post at Fort
Bliss will be occupied by cavalry in'
the future, and the ISth Infantry will
be ordered to some other point.
Peter Maher and family did not ar
rive this morning, as they were delayed
by a wreck In Arkansas. Jake Marshal,
who is to fight George Dixon, is ex
pected to arrive with the party.
It is reported that two white men
held up a Chinaman last night in the
, rear of the transfer company's stables.
Tells Friend Wife
About the Canals
"Then there are the legislative jun
kets down to the canal zone 600, count
'em. 600! Why. that would keep the
senators and reoresentatives of Mars
traveling: all the time. And think of
summoning- an indicted editor to any
one of those 600 jurisdictions occupied
Think of debating for cen
turies at the American rate over
whether they will make those 600 lock
canals or sea levels.
"Think of the little republics which
are trembling for fear of being an
nexed as soon as the canals are com
pleted or sooner. Think of the chances
every boy in Mars has to rise from
tow path boy to wielder of .the Big
Stick. And, worst of all, think of the
profanity manufactured if these 600 are
built on the present style of Panama
"Profanity?" queried Friend Wife.
"Yes, think of 600 canals f ull of
dams," said the Tired Business Man.
Copyright, 1909, by the New York
Evening Telegram (New York Herald
company). All rights reserved.
. . . The Man
Without a Job
21,000,000 acres, and legislation was en
acted by congress in 1S97, defining the
purposes for which forest reserves
should, be created, and providing for j
their administration by the department I
of the interior. The commission also j
recommended the putting into forest
reserves all lands more valuable for
the production of timber than for agri
culture, and a policy providing for the
Immediate use of the forests by the pub
lic, as well as their production for the
benefit of the future.
On July 1, 1S98, Mr. Pinchot was an
nointed ehtef nf h !,-;i ..
in the United States department of ari- 1
culture, and here confronted him the
dual task of bringing ithe public to a
icttiiiaiion 01 tne economic importance
of forest preservation, and gathering
the technical knowledge and staff neces
sary to put forestry Into actual prac
tice in the United States. There were
then less! than 10 professional forest
ers in the country and no science or lit
erature of American forestrv was in
existence, while little practical work in
this direction had as yet been attempted
by the division.
The broadening. activity of the latter
led to its reorganization as the "bureau
of forestry," July 1, 1901. On Feb. 1.
1905, the administration of the forest
reserves was transferred by act of con
gress from the department of the in
terior to the department of agricul
ture. The development of all their re
sources now began In earnest, and the
bureau became tne "forest service." Un
der Mr. PInchot's guidance the pollcv
originally recommended hv th orif-
iw ol iy -Rras practically carried to
conclusion, and to make clear the pur
pose of securing- their fullest use the
forest reserves were now designated as
national forests." The growth of the
service is Illustrated by the increase of
Its exnendittirpc; fm-m e zon -ioou
to $3,894,370 in 1909; while' its receipts,
Ul nere were none in the first
named year, grew to $1,765,000 In 1909.
These are derived largely from the sale
of mature timber, and the charges for
private commercial uses of the land,
such as grazing.
Mr Pinchot is worth several millions
or dollars In his own right. He is un
married. t' 1 1
The Cruces football team declined to
come here to play, but now want the El
j-.ibc bo's to go up there. Thev will
not do so.
John R. Tyra received his commis
sloJ,1, a.f a Policeman this morning.
Ed. Mundy arrived this morning with
a carload of horses from Nevada. He
will take them into Mexico. "
H. S. Beattle is shipping his house
hold goods to Mexico City today, ana
"5Vli,1 .shortly go there to make his home.
The bacteriological apparatus, recent
ly crdered for the health department,
has arrived and was instaled this morn
ing. John Kohlor ncr found guilty of vio
lating .the lottery laws when arraigned
in the county court yesterday, and his
attorney Is today arguing for a new
Metal market Silver, 06 3-4c: lead,
?3; copper, 9c; Mexican pesos, 54c.
Guatemala, Leader Of
the Republics. Frederic'
STUDY OF ENGLISH IS COMPULSORY
V Turbulent Central America.
HETHER it be in the impor
tance of its business affairs,
in the position of Influence
it holds among the group of little
republics, or in the advanced policies
of its government, Guatemala takes
first rank amgng the five nations of
In no other way is the progressive
ness of the Guatemalans shown so well
as by the fact that the study of Eng
lish has been made compulsory In the
public schools. ven the primary pu
pils are compeled to study It. In Is
suing the order the president said that
there are too many opportunities open
to the master of English to permit the
Guatemalan youth to grow up without
a speaking knowledge of it.
AVant Railroad to States.
Another Illustration of the enterprise
of the Guatemalans is their determina
tion to have rail connection with the
United States. They are arranging to
have their narrow gage roads widen
ed, and all links filled in to give them
direct connection with the National
lines of Mexico, and through them with
New Orleans, Chicago, Washington and
New York. It is expected that the
concessions already granted will result
in the early completion of this work.
It then will be possible for the traveler
to take a Pullman in New York or
San Francisco and go to the very heart
of Central America without change of
Population of Two Million.
Guatemala Is the most populous of
the five republics, having a popula
tion of nearly 2,000,000 souls. Salva
dor is the only other state with 1,000.
000 people. Guatemala has the densest
population, with the exception of Sal
vador, and is the only one of the re
publics with an export trade amounting
to more than ?10.000.000 a year. Cof
fee Is Its principal article of export,
although tropical fruits, precious and
dye woods and minerals add much to
the total of the things it has to sell.
Three Race Classes.
There are three principal classes of
people in Guatemala the whites, who
are mainly Spaniards and Americans;
the Indians, who have maintained their
racial integrity through four centuries
of white domination; and the Ladinos,
who are a kind of racial jumble, with
the blood of three of the five great
races of mankind In their veins.
The whites are exclusive, and are
unpopular with the Ladinos, who are
In turn hated by the indians. The
whites are cultured, but fond of ease
and luxury. The Ladinos work, but the
Indians shirk as long as necessity will
permit. The latter refuse to be civil
ized, and their main way of making"
money Is by competing with the little
Guatemalan donkeys as freight car
riers. Indians for Carriers.
Bands of indians come into the cities
bearing all sorts of burdens on their
backs or heads. They have a queer
custom of trotting like horses for long
distances, keeping regular step as they
do. One may be carrying a cupboard,
another a sofa, another a bureau. An
other a barrel, and another a lot of
Sometimes an Indian, his mule and
his wife travel together, each well
laden. The woman may have a load on
her head and a baby on her hip.
Most of the men have a mecapal and
net, the mecapal being a band around
the forehead, to which the net is at
tached a sort of carryall for small
packages. The indian bends over as
he walks, and the load in the net rests
on his back. The mecapal is a fit
companion to the yoke which Is at
tached to the horns of an ox instead
of to the neck. Many business men
prefer the indian freight carriers to
mules and oxen.
Live In Primitive AVny.
Nearly twothirds of the entire popu
lation of Guatemala are indians. and
most of them live in the same primitive
way that their ancestors did before the
arrival of Columbus. They knew noth
ing about intoxicants in those davs,
however, so that their chief dissipa
tion has come with white civilization.
They are now hard drinkers
At an indian funeral one mav sp tho
"mourners" carrying jugs of liquor, and
the debauch, begun shortly after the
death of the occupant of the coffin,
reaches a grand climax shortly after
The productivity of the soil of Gua-
lvukuu. !.- .nmost oeyond belief. When
tne traveler to Central America is told
that fence posts grow In the ground
ne is apt to be skentloni - -ri,
Vl 1 fdtc VlO,rt V .f !1. i. . .
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.-. 0.v w.tc nc aces it witn nis own
eyes. The posts begin to sprout and
finally take root and flourish as trees.
A 3000 acre plantation in Guatemala
produces each year 1,200.000 pounds of
coffee, 30,000 pounds of sugar, 300,000
LETTERS !: HERALD
WHAT IS HIS COMPLAINT?
Editor El Paso Herald:
I would like to know why it is that
the government allows its employes to
disturb peaceable citizens. I snould
think it was high time for them to take
measure.? to stop their soldiers from
annoying people. For years I have
been bothered pretty near to death by
negroes, and some high officials, who
were white men stationed at Fort Bliss,
and I just cannot stand it any longer!
I wish to make this statement in one
of our daily papers, so that the proper
authorities may see it, and I would like
them to give their attention to the mat
ter as soon as possible. Yours respect
fully, Vincent Del Bueno
411 South Stanton Street.
The writer fails to state how he has
been bothered by these men. Tbere have
been no negro soldiers at Fort Bliss
for several years.
AS TO HASKIX'S LETTERS.
El Paso, Texas, Jan. S, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I have followed Frederick J. Has
kin's articles with Interest all along;
but he has a tendency to put on "ap
pearances," it seems. They read with a
tone of detailed accuracy that inspires
confidence; but my confidence has been
shaken by several little errors that have
appeared from time to time. I have
passed them over as petty errora of
more or less careless statement on his
part or mistakes of the printer; but
they are growing suspiciously numer
ous. Yesterday's article speaks of the
KIcaraguans as Leing a "counterpart
of Hannibal selling public places
in Rome while yet without its
walls." Possibly nannibal did this;
but the story of this real estate deal at
Rome is the other way round. Hannibal
bottles of cane rum and 22,000 gallons
of milk. The regular iorce on this
plantation varies from 900 to 1300
hands. Coffee Is the principal crop
of the country and amounts to about
75,000,000 pounds annually.
The government is trying to encour
age the growing of hennequen. a va
riety of sisal hpmp, and is offering a
bounty on all that is exported. At the
same time all machinery for the grow
ing of hennequen and the manufacture
of Its fiber is allowed to enter the
country free of duty. The growers are
also given military exemption in pro
portion to the number of acres of thl3
crop they cultivate. There are nearly
350 medicinal plants which grow In
Guatemala, besides 140 inds of com
mercially valuable wood. Altogether It
has 400 species of trees.
Settled In 152.
Guatemala was settled in 1522, and
since that time there have been some
50 Important volcanic eruptions within
its boundaries. Fully half of these
were eruptions by Fuego, one of the
most remarkable volcanoes on the
globe. It is noted for the regularity
of its minor eruptions and for its rum
blings. Some 300 important earth
quakes have also occurred In Guate
mala during the same period.
In the centuries before the Spaniards
came to Central America, the Indians
sought to appease the wrath of the
volcanoes by throwing maidens into the
fiery craters. After the Spaniards came
the priests blessed the volcanoes, and
received them into the church. But
even Santa Maria, for centuries regard-
That ra ncoH Vi tn ffo rf m yw Trrr
Yellow fever epidemics have seldom
affected Guatemala, and deaths from
other tropical diseases are more Infre
quent than would be supposed. The
greater part of the country has con
siderable elevation, and it is said that
an ascent of one mile is equivalent, in
climatic change, to traveling northward
1000 miles from the equator. Hence it
is that one may find on the high pla
teaus some of the most pleasant re
gions in the world.-
The railroads of Guatemala have been
greatly improved in recent years. For
merly, when it became necessary to
supply the engine with water the crew
and passengers had to form a bucket
brigade from an adjacent stream to the
tender. Many of the railroad men are
from the states. They are well paid.
j but there are so many drinking places
and other attractions that they have
little of their wages at the end of the
One of them told a traveler not long
ago that he had been trying for three
years to save enough money to pay Ills
transportation back to the states, but
that he was still broke. Next day he
was seen at the bull fight tossing dollar
bills to the small boys.
Dollar Worth Eight Cents.
The Guatemalan dollar Is worth only
about S cents. In other words, a $0
gold piece in American money is 'worth
upwards of S60 in Guatemalan money.
The "cambia de moneda," or money ex
change, occurs almost as frequently as
the "cantina," or drinking saloon, and"
even the bootblacks keep as close watch
on the fluctuations of the money mar
kets as Wall street brokers wnen things
are doing on the street.
The president of Guatemala was aslc
ed by an American why gold and silver
were- discontinued as money, and he
replied that it was on account of the
poor classes, to whom 560 looked
larger, even if It were Guatemalan pa
per, than ?5 in American gold.
Ever?- Day a Hojiday.
No other country Is more famous
for its holidays. It has been jocularly
stated that each year the people there
have 365 holidays, exclusive of Sundays.
One of the most beautiful of Guate
malan holidays Is the fiesta of Minerva,
when the children of the republic cele
brate in honor of the public school sys
tem. Near the temple of Minerva,
where these celebrations occur, is a re
lief map of the republic, done in brick
and cement. It is of SO square meters,
and is a graphic study of the geography
That Guatemala is progressive is
shown by the fact that it has estab
lished a Pasteur institute, and that vac.
clnation has been made compulsory by
the national congress. One begins to
realize that this little countrv has a
history when it is recounted that Its
first capital had 100,000 inhabitants
when Boston was but a village and
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a-c iuiri iiLiic iuuie LllilH a JLUJICII
trading post. In the ISth centurv its
capital was the third city on the west
ern hemisphere, only the City of Mexico
and Lima. Peru, outranking It.
Tomorrow: VI. Debt Ridden Hon
duras. had swept all Italy and beleaguered
the city of Rome itself. The Romans,
to show their courage, held a public
autcion and sold at fancy prices town
lots on which Hannibal was camped.
Day before yesterday he spoke ot
the destruction of the "Invincible Ar
mada" being at Trafalgar by the Eng
lish, and thus breaking Spain's sea
nrT'ftP Ttio KoHlft r-f rrifolr.o inc.
fought near Gibraltar in 1S05 between
the English and the French. The In-
vinciDie Armada was defeated In the
English .channel in 1588. The destruc
tion of the Armada destroyed Spain's
supremacy of the seas, thus giving Eng
land right of way In colonizing Amer
ica. In 1S05, at the time of Trafalgar,
Spain was a mere weakling In the
hands of Napoleon, and had 13 ships
in the battle aidlner the French fleet
of some 20 ships. , Spain had nothing I
as a world power to lose in 1S05; (but
in 15SS she was mistress of the Seas
and the richest nation of Europe. The
significance of Trafalgar lies elsewhere
thar implied by Mr. Haskin; the In
vincible Armada was destroyed else
where and 217 years before.
J. W. Curd.
lower to lose in 1S05; (but
MAGOFFIN AVENUE PAVING.
El Paso. Texas. Jan. 5.
Editor El Paso Herald:
As a property owner and taxpayer
of El Paso county I have endorsed all
along the policy of good streets for the
city and good roads for the county and
am always ready to pay taxes for such
improvements so long as they are built
for the public, and not for the purpose
of boosting the interest of private in
dividuals or corporations that have
property for sale.
In writing this communication I have
in mind the extension of Magoffin ave.
nue to Intersect the county road or
Alameda avenue, the paving of which
by the county, I dare say, would never
have been asked for were it not for the
almost exclusive purpose of selling lots
In Cotton addition at a price two or
three times greater than they could
be sold for if the street was not paved.
Magoffin avenue Is a residence street
and It is safe to believe it will always
remain so, while Alameda avenue and
Texas street have been and are today
recognized by the public as the county
road, and no one will deny but that
they lead right Into the heart of the
city, and it is safe to say that 25
wacrons and bugsrles- will travel this
J way while one goes the Cotton addition
I have no charge to make against the
county commissioners, but I do say
that I think they have made a mistake
and I think it unfair to spend the peo
ple's money on a hatched up scheme to
sell real estate for the Cotton estate,
or any other estate or individual.
There is a broad highway leadings
into the very heart of the city, the
roadbed of which has already been well
prepared and only needs the finishing
to make it what it should be Alameda
avenue and Texas street, the public
highway leading from the city to the
valley. Seven thousand five hundred
dollars spent here would receive the
approval of every citizen and taxpayer
down the valley and every fair minded
man in the city of El Paso.
R. E. Harris.
A citizen acquainted with the sltuatoln
said in reference to the above letter:
"The matter of the opening of the
street, as. is generally known among
property owners and those interested In
property In the eastern section of the
city, Tvas not taken up at the request
of or by the owners of Cotton addition,
but the movement to open It was start
ed long before the Cotton litigation was
settled. "When the litigation ended, the
movement was then carried out, but it
was not initiated by the owners of Cot
ton addition. As to the paving of the
new street, that Is a matter ia which
the citizens, as well as the Cotton ad
dition people, interested themselves, and
which was urged by others than those
directly connected with Cotton addition.
There Is no question that the Texas
street thoroughfare should also be put
In good condition, but to most people
ic does not appear that tnere Is any
reason to object to having two outlets
to the county road. Important as the
traffic is to and from that direction."
WANTS TO RECEIVE CHRIST.
El Paso, Texas, Jan. 11.
Editor El IPaso Herald:
I see by your paper that Christ Is
coming Oct, 25, 1910, (according to th
statement of a preacher In Mexico).
Well, I am glad if it is true. If th
mayor will appoint a committee to re
ceive him, I would be glad to be one of
them. If you will publish this you wijl
confer a favor on, yours truly,
N. O. Gore.
EL PASOAtfS PLAN
Laymen's Missionary Asso
ciation to Convene Here
A meeting has been called for Fri
day evening by J. J. Ormsbea to ar
range for the conference of the Lay
men's Missionary movement which will
meet In El Paso February 27, 28 and
March 1. Ten speakers will be here
for the Laymen's movement conference
and the local committee of laymen, of
which Mr. Ormsbee is chairman, will
arrange the details for the conference
which will Include all of the Protestant
churches of the city anJ will be one of
the broadest religious movements in
the history of El Paso.
The Laymen's Missionary movement
Is a general one, including active work
ers in 75 cities throughout the United
States and Canada and ia closely affil
iated wtith an international movement
which holds its world congress In Edin
burgh In June. At Chicago tbe cam
paign for the broader missionary work:
will culminate In a national congress
which will be field on May 3, 4, S
The Laymen's movement Is not on
to raise money. It is not an organi
zation, but rather an inspiration to
create more interest among the
churches and churchmen in the evan
gelization of the world. The movement
Is not denominational and includes all
of the churches. The meeting Friday
evening Is the result of a visit of HI A.
Wheeler, field secretary of the move
ment to El Paso.
Although El Paso is not in the class
of the 75 cities where the movement
Is to be centered, it has been selected
as being the center of the entire south
west and the conference will be con
ducted here as a part of the general
movement In the Interest of the mis
BULL DOG- ATTACKS
Pet of Mrs. J. R. Carlisle
Fastens Teeth' Into
Mrs. J. R. Carlisle, granddaughter ot
sewer commissioner J. W. Hadlock, Is
thankful that she took her bull dog
with her. when she left her father's
home last night on a visit to some
friends in the neighborhood.
She was accompanied by her little
daughter and as she passed by a hedge
close to the Hadlock residence, on the
county road, two Mexicans jumped up
and confronted her. evidently Intending
to strike her. Before they could do so
the dog had grabbed one of them by the
throat and his companion fled Th
! man who was bitten finally freed him-
se" a"d St away before Mrs. Carlisle's
fa" atracted the attention of Mr. Had-
lock, who was sitting in. the house
This Is the first time that the dog
has attacked anyone and Mrs. Carlisle
Intends to take him with her on all her
THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
The Dallas-Galveston News has issued
the Texas Almanac for 1910. which Its
puuHsuers say is designed to be a re-
Hable Index of the resources and nro
sress of -the state and a dependable ref
erence work as to the activities and
iit-iueuieuis oi its people In their va
r!r PUmUltsfc ?,ae f tbe Matures
which will probably prove of consid
erable value this year, is the division
devoted to recent political statistics and
Information. It is the Intention of the
pursuers io issue tne almanac
year from this time forward.
Rains of this morning did wonders
in a certain field over In Juarez Vt
the right as the street car approaches
tho race track may be seen a field dot
ted with' a green something. Yester
day the verdure was barely noticeable.
Today it Is very apparent.
rl,s birs ,suHrTsr-VG.
You'll be surprised at the results yoa
will get from a small want, rent or
for sale -.d in The Herald. Will not
cost more than 35c to 50c. Phone Bell
115, Auto 1115 and tell the girl.