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EL PASO HERALD
Based On Play
ffcHE gravest problem
American people is
the labor I lished. "When these fail to understand
question. The continued develop- j their mutual obligations, trouble arises;
xnent of our natural resources and the when men fan to allow each other the
fulfilment of our national mission can privileges thej- demand for themselves,
take place only as this matter is ad- 1 serious squabbles arise,
lusted. At the outset let me state that ! The laboring man denies the right
this problem is the lesult of education; , of the employers to unite ana yet claims sity for all large concerns, and the time
it arises only among people who think, i the right to form a union; the employer , is not distant when his advice -will be
employer and employe can be estab- t ble homestead! These affairs did not
concern him. But a broader view is
gradually finding its place. Men are
learning that 'the only real help for
the poor comes through 'love," and that
"you've got to do your loving for your
self." The social secretary is a neces-
T A&s not find a nlace in the economy refuses to recognize the right of his
of people of low intellectual status; it ; men to organize for self protection and
is not known among men who have no j to demand the largest recompense for
ideals beyond the present, and whose , their services, yet he will form trade
ambition for tneir offspring Is not be- agreements and join with others in de
yond their own status. And in discuss- j termining a scale of wages. VTe have
mg- the problem this evening we sim- advanced too tar to deny tne right to
ply desire to place before you some
thoughts suggested by the play, "The
Our labor question is due to educa
tion; its solution can be brought about
only by further education. Antipathy
' rrf-nn7P-" tn ?tViFT" qJia Viqo nrtran.
izations need not be antagonistic, but
Settling1 the Question.
In the play on which I base my talk
this evening, Philip, the son.of Haggie-
or ill feeling is usually the result of ton. thougn not Knowing the kinship,
a lack of knowledge or only partial J tells his father, "That's the way with
knowledge. When men reallj- know you rich people you think you can
each other the clouds are soon dis- settle everything by signing a check,
peled; all have 'the same desires, the Well, you can't do it. The only real
sought by even smaller concerns. And
this is only an entering wedge for the
fuller recognition of mutual rights and
Salary Is Xot All.
It is not enough to pay men a salary,
to give them the right to work and ex
pect them to do the best work while
forcing them to find some nook where
they can eat "a cold lunch at midday.-
It is not enough to pay a salary that
forces the children to enter the field
of labor at an early period in order
to help support the family. The future
depends upon the children of today; if
we do not give them a fair chanco to
develop, the working man or woman of
the future will not be at hand, X.ove Is
same longings, and the same feelings. ' help for the poor comes through love j -Hidm the place of force in dealing with
Human nature is the same in the hovel i and you can t pay some one to love for ! mpn anfl GVerv dollar snent in welfare
and in the palace, among the low and j you. Tou might as well pay some one
among the high. j to eat .for you or breathe for you, or
Both Labor and Capital Xecstsarv. j sleep for you. Tou've got to do your
It may seem a platitude, but it is loving for yourself." This presents both
necessary to repeat chat both labor and j the problem and the prophecy. The em
capital are necessarv for the full prog- ployer has always felt that he has done
ress of the industrial world. The one nothing less than his duty when his
cannot succeed without the other. They
are as closels1- related as life and fresh
air. It is only as the one uses its ener
gy to vitalize the means of the other
that progress is evident. It ig only as
tli" other repays for this energy a living
wage that insures proper leisure, home
life and opportunity for the family of
the laborer, that the true relation of
employes receive a mere living wage.
Men have considered wealth as a source
of personal aggrandizement, and not as
a trust for the benefit of mankind. To
write a check in time of special need, to
give a liberal donation In time pf dis
tress, was sufficient and ought to be ap
preciated. "What mattered it if sickness
cameor pestilence ravaged in the hum-
work will more than repay in renewed
energy, lengthened vitality and, above
all, in pure homes, where love reigns
The Story of Power.
The attitude of the past and many
men of the present is well expressed In
the words of Haggleton: "If you want
us to run our railroads and mines and
factories in a certain way. It's up to
3rou to "make us do it. Tou've got the
numbers and votes; we've got money
and organization. Well, there you are;
And while erreat enterprises have
gained strength and the fortunes of
many individuals increased, the lot of
the11 "laboring man has not grown pro
portionately better. With all his united
effort he has not yet been able to wrest ,
justice for himself and family, to gain
a just proportion for his labor. (
If salaries have increased, they have '
not kept pace with the increased cost
of ft living; if the American standard of
living' has developed, it has been re
tarded by the Increased rents, and if
we are no nearer the final solution than
a decade ago, it is because the work
man has been forced to suffer and
struggle for every little advantage, and
that the employer has refused to adopt
a higher code of business ethics. It
should not be a "fight of class against
class," but a struggle of class for
class; the chief concern should not be
the granting of just so much as to avoid
Industrial warfare, but rather the wel
coming of that welfare work that may
make the lot of all men more happy and
The Only Way.
And this can be accomplished in only j
one way; its realization would be at
hand tomorrow were all men to recog- ,
nize the truth of the closing words of
the play, "There's only one sound prac
tical commonsense way to help the poor !
without demoralizing them. I can put
the thing in one word education! There
is the only hope. You've got to show
the people how to help themselves!
You've got to raise their standards." j
This is the answer to the problem.
Just as our labor question is the re
sulf of education. Lts solution will be .
the result of further education. The , j
working man asks for no special priv- , 1
ileges, but his is the right to demana
justice; he asks for no favors, but he j
has, at least, the right to request fair i
play. His must be the struggle to reach j
the goal set by modern study, while his
employer must be impressed with the
ancient bible truth. "He that oppresseth
the poor reproacheth his maker." More
than once does the goou uooic ten us
Syrup of Figs and Elixir of
Senna appeals to trie cultured
and the well-informed and the
healthy because its component
parts are simple and whole
some and because.it acts with
out disturbing the natural func
tions, as it is wholly free from
every objectionable quality or
substance. In its production a
pleasant and refreshing syrup
of the figs of California is unit
ed with the laxative and car
minative properties' of certain
plants known to act most bene
ficially, on the Tinman system,
when its gentle cleansing is de
sired. To get its beneficial ef
fects, always buy the genuine,
for sale by all reputable drug
gists; one size only, price
fifty cents a bottle. The name
of the company California
Fig S3xup Co. is always plain
ly printed upon the front of ev
ery package of the genuine.
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it's a fierht of class atrainst class: you
want to get rid of your grievances, we not to oppress the hired servant or keep
want to keep our privileges."
It is the old story of power nothing
will be done until forced to do so; no
one has rights unless he has the where
withal to enforce them. It Is setting
man against man, class against class,
in order to gain by the resulting quar
rel. It is trampling -on the rights of
Individuals for the benefit of a favored
few. Instead of doing the right thing
simply because it is right.
Failure to Enjoy Power.
And yet many who have held this
view of the problem, see their mistake.
When thev have squeezed from the
masses all that their avarice desires,
they do not enjoy the power that they
were so anxious to obtain. Were they
honest with us they -would say. with
Haggleton, "You think I have all I want
because I have money! What is it? A
drug that makes us forget what we
haven't got." Yes. a drug that may
make us forget that we have not the
love of our fellowmen. that our own
hack his waees. That conditions in
those days did not differ materially
from those of our own can be seen from
the remark of Hosea, "He is a traf
ficker he loveth to oppress." Condi
tions 'were such that the last of the
prophets represents God as saying: "I
will be a swift witness against those
that oppress the hireling in his wages."
Shall Question Always Exist?
Though the labor question is not
new, this gives no right to say that
if must- oxer exist. With our broader
knowledge, with our more developed I
problem is not nearer a solution. But
I believe that the dain of a brighter
tomorrow la at hand. With the In
creased activity of the disinterested na
tional organizations for the study of
child labor, of -woman's working hours,
of sanitary factory conditions and en
larged welfare work, and with the
closer union of the working men, the
Unusual Chance for Men Who
Want to Succeed
The man who wants to make a success, who is not afraid to go on a farm
and work a few hours each day, has the grandest chance to become in
dependent that was ever offered. Any man, no matter how much he has
or what his vocation may be, would be proud to say that "I have a little
farm up the valley." First because it shows that it is a good investment
for the man of many thousands as well as the poor man. Second, it shows
good business judgment. Third, it would show that the man was inde
pendent, because 10 acres of this land will support a family in comfort.
There are many other reasons why any man is to be admired who owns a
farm in the Mesilla Yalley.
Do You Own One?
Do You Want to Become Independent?
Do you want to work a little now and spend your old age in peace? It's
just as easy to own one of these valuable tracts of land. ' N
If You Act At Once
If you want a 40 acre tract you can get it if you see us soon. enough. The
same with a 20 acre farm. The 10 and 5 acre tracts are about all sold too,
and those who purchase a 5 acre tract will get just as long a time and
just as cheap a price, per acre, as the man who buys 40 acres.
These tracts are being sold for a small cash payment down and the bal
ance in six years. It is the richest soil in all the Mesilla Yalley and every
foot under irrigation. The first crop will pay for the farm, but we only
ask you to make the annaul payments and you can make improvements
or buy more land. In a few years five acres of this land will be worth a
small fortune. A man who owns ten acres need not worry about any-
i? It! .nw.A iman -rr-a TT!11 Vkl-omo mir.
time Will liuwe iwicu ; ,. ... au... . i
ffimih- rlroin max- ho rat.tPn on awonnt stlvec for having delayed SO long, jet
of tii"i rffssniiito'livp? of our Milirirpn. find amDle recompense in the increased
Tes. a drug that reminds us at the manhood and the truer homelife that I
same time that that which we might will surround us. Then will the bat
have had for the asking, had we only j tie" have ended and in its place we will
halted en the way for a few moments, j find that nobler striving of seeing how
we cannot now purchase at any price, i each can best serve his fellowman.
A Scientific Movement to 'Make Life Longer Rag Evolved
Into a National Health Committee That Is
While professor of economics at
Tale, Dr. J. ""Pease Norton, made an
address that resulted in something more
than its reprint in a tiresome conven
tion volume. Dr. Norton was speaking
on the advisability of a national health
department- and stated that while the
department of agriculture spends $7.
000.000 a year on plant health and ani
mal health, congress does not appro
priate directly, with the exception of
the work done by Doctors Wiley, At-
iSTature is the greatest doctor on earth. She cures
more people than all the doctors and drugs conibined.
When she can't icure it is because she needs aid. Xow,
most people have an idea that this aid is drugs, and
when they get sick or suffer from pain of any kind
they proceed to dope their stomachs with the stuff that
is sold for medicine. That doesn't help any; in fact,
does a great deal of harm. The dope that you put into'
your stomach is poison and poison Aveakens the
nerves and organs of your body. What nature
needs is electricity.
Electricity is the power that runs the ma
chinery of your -body the stomach, heart.
digestive apparatus and other organs over
which you have no control. Where does this
power come from, you ask.
From the food you eat. -The di
gestive juices of the stomach produce
electric energy by a chemical action
upon tne iood. 'ihis electricity
froeed through the nerves to every
organ and tissue of the body and is
the life of every 'part. When the stom
ach Upes not generate the necessary
amount of electricity, some
organ becomes weak or breaks
dowi, simply because its mo
tive power is insufficient.
Most of the ailments of man
can te traced to this cause.
Then, can't you see that if
the body has all the electric
ity it needs there can -be no
weakness or disease?
When you fill your stomach
with drugs you are not only hurting it, but you are
working against Nature. That's "because drugs "contain
no nourishment just "poison which destroys. Drus
will ease pain by stupefying the nerves, but the pain
will come back as soon as the stupor wears off.
JElectricity removes the cause of pain, and when that
is done, pain cannot exist.
Our Dr- McLaughlin Electric Belt pours a stream of
electric life into your nerves while you sleep, and these
conduct the force to every organ and tissue, living
health and strength to every part. Dr. McLaughlin's
Electric Belt is a relief from the old, foolish svstem of
drugging. It does by natural means what vou expect
drugs to do by unnatural means. It helps "Nature to
cure by giving strength and nourishment.
Dr. McLauglilin's Electric Belt is a superior chain
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the part that is ailing, so the great force of electricity
.gees wSiere it is needed and none is wasted.
I used your Electric Belt just six weeks and was
cured of stomach trouble. From my experience with
this treatment I consider it just the thing for any
H. E. ENGLEHARDT,
Congress, A.. T.
I used your Electric Belt as directed
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water and Benedict, a single cent for
promoting the well being of babies.
t, "Thousands have been expended in
stamping out cholera among sw:ne. Not
one dollar was ever devoted for eradi
cating pneumonia among human beings.
Hundreds of thousands are consumed
in saving the lives of elm trees from
the attacks of beetles in warning
farmers against the blights affecting
potato plants and Id importing Sicilian
bugs to fertilize fig blossoms in Cali
fornia." Mcsy to Die This Year.
Dr. Pease stated tnat a million and a
half persons . must die in the United
States during the next 12 months that
equivalent to 4.200,000 persons will be
constantly sick and that 5.000.000
homes consisting of 25000,000 persons
will be made more or less wretched by
death and sickness.
In a great measure as a result of this
speech, a committee on national health
was organized. It really originated in
the medical profession some 20 years
ago but its recent reported success has
been largely due to the reinforcement
received from laymen.
The tuberculosis crusade has now be.
come largely a lay movement and to
Its success is doubtless due in part
the growth and strength of the work
for a national health bureau and this
growth and strength is no where more
forcibly Indicated than in president
Taft's last message where he calls at
tention to the fact that "for a consdi
erable period a movement has been
gathering strength especially among
the members of the medical profession
in a favor of a concentration of the
instruments of the national government
which have to do with the promotion of
Committee Spends $50,000.
This public health organization,
known as the committee of one hun
dred, consists of the leading health
men in the United States outside, of the
medical profession, although a few phy
sicians are also Included, representing
medical hygienic organizations.
It has expended nearly $50,000 in a
campaign of education, and has distrib
uted 42, different publications. JThe
total number of pieces of mail matter
sent out is nearly a million. News
paper , clippings in the office -of the
committee in New Haven, nearly fill
two enormous scrap books of 500 pages
An equally Important branch of pub
licity is that through the magazines,
several of which give, regular space to
questions of health, and as a New
York paper recently had It, one of the
chief joys of the circulation manager's
heart lies in the subscription possi
bilities of articles on tuberculosis, hook
worm, pellagra, cancer and other grim
Gift From Rockefeller.
It was largely through the work of
the committee of one hundred that
president Roosevelt added public health
to his conservation program and in
vited the president of the committee to
become a member of the conservation
committee and to write a report on this
aspect of conservation. His commis
sion on Country Life also Included pub
lic health questions in Its report It
was undoubtedly partly as a conse
quence of this last report that Mr.
Rockefeller was spurred to make his
famous gift of ?1,000,000 to eliminate
the hook worm disease on the south
Life Insurance Men Aid.
. Recently the committee proposed to
the Association of Life Insurance Pres
idents that it was just as esential to
their interests to decrease death rates
and lengthen life, as it was for fire
Excursion On Sunday, January 23rd to Tracts
On Sunday, January 23, an excursion will be run to Las Graces. 'A BIG
FREE DIKMBEr TO AIjL. Why not take advantage of this opportunity
to see this land, talk to those who own farms and see what these farms
are producing. The special train will leave Union Station at 8:45 a; m,
A special low rate will be given on this day. Ketrirnrng train will ar
rive in El Paso at 6:55. Those WHO BUY A TEACT OE LAOT) "WILL
BE BEEIJXDED THEIR OAR EAjRE. If you want to know more about
these farms, the attractive terms and make your selection, you can do so
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Insurance or boiler explosion insurance
people to prevent fires and explosions.
It was shown that over 40 percent of
the deaths which now occur could be
postponed, at an enormous saving to
life insurance companies.
The life insurance presidents, as a
result of the suggestion, have appointed
a committee on "Human Life Exten
sion." In the meantime the Metropoli
tan, the Provident Savings Life Assur
ance company and the New York Life
Insurance comnany have made special
efforts to preserve the health of their
policy holders. w
Of all the results thus far accom
plished, the setting in motion of this
great commercial interest on the side of
health and longevity, Is most import
ant. But the chief aim of the committee of
one hundred has been aside from di
rect education of the public or enlist
ing the cooperation of life insurance
companies. It has aimed still higher
at the national government Itself. Just
as the department of agriculture has
revolutionized the science of farming,
so a bureau of health may revolution
ize the science of human life.
Active Health Boards.
There are still people who do not
seem to realize that one of the chief
effects of a strong federal health of
fice will be not to decrease, but to in
crease the activity of the state and mu
nicipal boards of health. "In fact, one
of the purposes of a bill before con
gress Is to enable the public health and
marine hosnital service to found a
school of hygiene for the training of I
"state and federal health officers.
The ground work for public neaitn
legislation has already been laid
through the formal endorsement of the
movement by president Taft's pro
cessor, numerous congressmen, tni gov
ernors of states, state legislatures, la
bor organizations, lh national gr.?nge,
insurance and benefit organizations,
such as the Associated Fraternities of
America, medical and sanitary associa
tions, such as the American Medical as
sociation, American Public Health as
sociation and a score of other patri
otic societies, such as the National Mu
nicipal league and some chapters of
the Daughters of tne American jctevoiu
associaitons which have passed resolu
tions favoring the objects or tne com
mittee of one hundred, is upward of two
Still more important is the , political
endorsement which has been received.
The Ohio state legislature passed a
special resolution favoring the estab
lishment of a national bureau of health.
The party platforms of some states,
Ohio, Delaware and Connecticut, con
tained planks favoring such legislation,
and to crown all, the national platforms
of the Republican, Democratic and In
dependence League parties contained
health planks, as recommended by the
committee and Its allies.
President Roosevelt advocated public
health legislation in two of his mes
sages to congress. President Taft has
not alone endorsed the work of the
committee but he has also afforded in
his last message to congress the
stronsflf public health recommenda
tioiufHhe history of the country, and
he luSRntimated that he would later
send a special message to congress on
the same subject. "When this is done, it
will be "up to congress."
Th,e officers of the committee are:
President, Prof. Iving Fisher, ;New
Haven. Conn.; secretary, Edward T. De
vlne, New York; treasurer, Title Guar
antee and Trust Co. New York.
Big Money For Picture Acting
Maud Adams Offered 50,000 To Put on Moving Picture Play.
Maude Adams has aroused a torrent
of editorial comment all over the coun
try by her refusal of an offer of $50,
000 for the privilege of taking her pro
duction of "Joan of Arc" by a moving
picture firm. Miss Adams refused be
cause she thought that this was not
in keeping with her artistic tempera
ment, and because of the love of her
art. The St. Louis Star discussed the
matter for nearly a column and re
marked: "It can be safely said that Miss Adams
would do more for the education of the
masses and to elevate the sum total
of aDnreciation of clean. wholsom
j dramatic art by one performance befpre
the kinetoscope than by a thousand on
the stage. She would reach millions
who would otherwise never see her or
her production. She would bo contrib
uting much of educational value to the
"There is today no single educating
factor in our daily life equal to the
moving picture. Every child in the
land sees it and drinks it In with eager
intelligence, would It lower the art of
fant Prodigue. Under David Belasco's
management she achieved success In
'Madam Butterfly.' She is complete
mistress of the art of pantomime, and
this suggested to the Edison people the
plan of having her put on some stand
ard production for them. Her first at
tempt was a success. She was the prin
cipal figure in. 'Comedy and Tragedy
which was seen recently at the Bijou.
In this city.
"Miss Cecil Spooner, who has a very
large following, played the dual rle
of 'The Prince and the Pauper In;
Mark Twain's play of that cams, anL
thus pleased the countless thousands cC.
little children who never have a& op
portunity of visiting a first class thea
ter. Herbert Bostwlck, who played,
part after part in The Heart of Mary
land under the personal direction of
David Belasco, has but recently joined,
the forces of the Edison people, aad is
playing Seads in the silent drama. Tie
best actors and actresses on the Freach.
stage banded together and produced
plays from the works of Hugo, Dumas,
ola, etc, for the Pathe people. Their
of as trreat snn dine-
as Miss Adams. ,
"One of the most noted is Mn -piijit
t 1 ... mivinu lliu.il .U183
Adams, as she has appeared on three
continents as a star. She has a world
wide reputation, and was first Introduced
to America by Augustin Daly in 'L'En-
is given to them.
"I look for a continual upbuilding
of the stock companies producing plays'
for the moving picture firms, and think;
it will not be long- before the cast ef
American actors will be thrown on the
-Tt,. r,i,,.. -. , i-u j.v , I "ues are turirrtn uu mo screen otux
fS? ?Lbthr f" ?SS the pictures and all possible prominence
beyond the capacity or the possibility of
the great majority to contribute some
thing good to this tremendous educating
force?" "I is not unlikely that Miss Adams's
manager had as much or more to sav
about it than she," said "Will R. "Winch,
manager of the Wigwam and Crystal
tneaters, who was formerly in the the
atrical business. "Miss Adams, you
know, is called the 'best managed act
ress In the business,' and her manager
may figure that she would lose prestige
by posing for the moving pictures.
There are a number of well known dra
matic stars, however, who have posed,
and you will soon hear of more of
tnem. borne are
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