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As To Statuary Hall
WHAT'S the difference whether the statue of Robert E. Lee wears the -uniform
of gray or nestles hefcina a sheet, if the people of Virginia think it
belongs in the national capital beside that of Washington?
Under the conditions by which Statuary hall was dedicated, every state was
allowed to put in two statues of dead favorite sons, and nothing was said, about
what sort of uniforms they should wear, if any, nor was it stipulated that they
should not be ex-Confederates. Yirginia decided, to put up the statue of Gen. Lee
as one of her favorites and that of Washington as another, and that settled it.
It may make some people flinch a bit to see the two statues side by side in
the national capital, given equal honor, but, according to the feeling existent in
that state, one is about equaly honored with the other. It is a state matter and
the state has a light to put a statue of whom it pleases in the capitoL
It is not a national action; the nation is not erecting the statues, but it merely
set aside the place for their erection and. gave every state a right to put in any
statue it pleased. If a censorship was desired over the statues erected, the law
would have said so, and so long as statuary haLl remains open under the pres
ent law permitting each state to present statues of two favorite dead, sons, Vir
ginia does not have to ask congress nor anyone else whothese sons shall be.
Everybody has a right to think as he or she pleases about the choice that Vir
ginia has made, but that is all.
It would have been better to have created a national commission of consult
ing sculptors or something of that character to have passed upon all statues be
fore they were accepted, to assure uniformity in size and character of work. This
would have prevented the present inartistic appearance of the hall, which is marred
in artistic beauty by the diversity in size and character of workmanship of the
different statues but as to the wisdom of stipulating fay law who should and who
should not be honored, that is another question.
Congress seems to have done the best thing by leaving it to the states and,
this done, the states have a right not to be interfered with.
Talk may he cheap, but lawyers get big pay for it. ..
Have you paid your poll tax? There remain but 13 days after today.
Boring for oil ought to be no hard task. Gil makes things run easy.
It's time for some El Pasoan in need of advertising to get into the field
now and declare his intention cf going to the north pole in some manner. A San
Antonian has tried the game- El Paso should not be outdone.
Yale scores again. The new forester is from the university that graduated
Bill Taft and a big percentage of his appointees. Yale men promise to be as
plentiful on the government payrolls with this administration as Rough Riders
were with the preceding one.
The success of those Roswell men in marketing sweet potatoes Nvith such
profit, is a pointer to Rio Grande valley ranchers towards another possible splen
did source of income.
Rock Island To
IT IS a big piece of news for El Paso that Dr. Pearson and associates are in
vesting so heavily in Rock Island stock, especially 'if they succeed in getting
control of the road, but in any event, the activity of the doctor and his asso
ciates in Rock Island affairs tends to -prove that their intention in their Mexican
enternrises is to build a railroad from El Paso ft) the Mexican Pacific coast as soon
Work is being carried on rapidly! on the extension of the line from the Mor
mon colonies south to Temosachic and Madera, and it is reported that the exten
sion win be built on to the Mexican Pacific coast as soon as the grading work
can be done.
This is not the first time that this project has been mentioned; in fact it
was understood, some time ago that the Rock Island was making an effort to secure
the Sierra Madre as the first step towards building its own line to the Mexican
coast. How it looks like the Sierra Madre was going after the Rock Island.
That a plan of some sort to reach the Mexican Pacific coast is the only alter
native for the Rock Island if it wishes a Pacific coast outlet, is conceded, as the
Southern Pacific practically has all the Pacific ports in California in its grasp.
The road by penetrating Mexico and. seeking an outlet on the Mexican Pacific
coast also opens up a new territory that will develop a great deal of freight, and
at the same time will "mix things" with the Southern Pacific, which is now build
ing along the Mexican coast and has a practical monopoly of the Mexican trade
that will be developed as the country develops and prospers.
It begins to look like a through Lakes-to-the-Pacific-line for the Rock Island,
with El Paso right in the center.
Revolts are becoming as common in Spain as in Central America. We may
have to Philander Knox king Alfonso some of these datfs. Who knows?
Chicago's milk and coal supply are frozen up, but the Chicago booze supply is
still in good shape, hence Chicago is not worried.
Those ice gorges are liable to founder some of those eastern rivers.
' A man need not be a automaniac to exceed the El Paso auto speed limit.
California includes in its pure food regulations a law making it compulsory
to lahel all cold storage eggs when they are sold. In such cases the person who
buys chickens for eggs does ft knowingly.
Regardless of the merits of the controversy, president Taft pleased more
grafters when he dismissed Pinchot than he could possibly have done in dismissing
any other man in the service.
Senator La Eollette savs,he is not afraid of the whole administration machine
and declares that he is glad the president is withholding patronage from his
friends in Wisconsin, as it win enable him to show the country that he can be
elected without the aid of such patronage and thus encourage other 'insurgents."
Shortage or no shortage of meat, El Pasoans will continue to .paythe price
every time they put a roast into the oven just the same. In this El Paso is not
different from the rest of the country. Beef is up everywhere.
The "regulars" roped and branded the "insurgents" in the Pinchot investiga
tion. Will the Cannon branding iron work with the other measures. over which the
party is now split?
M tired of the bootless questions that rise in -my vagrant mind; I gaze at the
stars and wonder how (many may be behind; a- myriad worlds are whirling, eon-
oaolivl frw-n- V Tiwror cnliarac. onrl "HhpTO fllPY" 'TlflVft fifMirfifl their OrbltS a mil
lion million years. I gaze at the spangled spaces, the bed of billion stars, from the
luminous veil of Vemis. to the militant glare of Mars, and wonder, when all is
ended, as ended all tilings must be, if the Captain will then
remember a poor little soul like me. I'm tired of the end-
THE IDLE less questions that come, and will not begone, when I face to
QUESTION the east and witness the miracle of the dawn; the march of
the shining coursers o'er forest and sea and land; the splendor
of gorgeous colors applied by the Captain's hand; the parting
of crimson curtains afar in the azure steep; the hush of a world-wide wonder,
when even .j zephyrs sleep. And I look on the birth of morning as millions have
gazed before, and question the wave that questions the rocks and the sandy shore.
"Wihen all of these things are ended, as ended these things must be, will the Op-
Capyrlght, 1909. by George Matthews
Washington, D. C, Jan. 14. "Speaking-
of physical culture," said represen
tative Bowers, of Mississippi, "will al
ways remind me if my last trip to Pan
ama. Naturally, whenever a large party
of men go off on a trip you can find
every type of men from a bantam
weight up to a heavyweight. The last
trip of the house appropriations com
mittee was no exception to the rule.
"One of the members of our party was
representative Stafford, of "Wisconsin.
It is no reflection on Mr. Stafford to
say that he Is so thin that he would
have to stand In the same place twice to
cast a shadow, or, I might illustrate
better by saying he Is so thin that he
has to cut spaghetti one at a time.
Even then the food might get lost in
his "Van Dyke beard.
"We also had with us senator Flint, of
Curiously enongh (they were all about
ical development as I ever saw. A stur
dy frame, pink cheeks and everything
that goes to make up an athlete.
"One day on shipboard when several
of the party desired some diversion
which would take their minds off srr
sickness, Stafford volunteered to keep
the squeamish ones occupied. Stafford,
you know, is a physical culture fan. He
has all the moves numbered and knows
them backward and forward, just like
his A, B, C's.
"Stafford "lined up his class and pro
ceeded to put them through their stunts.
Curiosity enough they "were all about
his own build and their combined
j weight would just about equal that of
jeiines. aney were oreaKing tneir
backbones trying to put the palms of
their hands on the floor without bend
ing their knees and waving their hands
above their heads until the seaman in
the crow's aiest reported the strange
movements to the captain.
"When the exercises were at their
height and the pupils were losing what
little flesh they had senator Flint strode
(From The Herald
1 .W ooe jg ("c?nsU1 Ape $
JUAREZ KICKS AGAINST COLORADO
TAKING WATER FROM RIVER
An effort Is being made to have all
the railrods give a 1 cent rate to El
Paso during the fistic carnival.
Billy Smith and Peter Burns will give
an exhibition sparring match at Peter
Mahers exhibition Saturday night.
Corinne's famous $1500 mandolin will
be on exhibition in a downtown jewelry
store this afternoon.
J. J. Mulr, of Mesilla Park, N. M., is
an agriculturist who enjoys frequent
visits to the metropolis and enjoys the
ripple of mahogany fluid as it ripples
down his throat. It cost him $3 this
morning for one of these visits.
Walter Williams, the negro who was
shot by Rev. Mr. 'Grigsby, Is recover
ing at the hospital, where the preach
er's daughter is in daily attendance
The alligators In the plaza have not
eaten since September, and yet they
came up smiling this morning when the
" Park commissioner McGlennon is
trimming the plaza trees.
Richard Norton has returned from
Arizona ,and is working with the sur
veyors on the White Oaks line.
WHEHE ARE ThE lllliW?
II llbiil bi Mil &n I Ilk "'BBla!UflitlL,IJ
SAME OLD CROWD ATTENDS THE RACES.
Where are the crowd of "million
aires' that were coming for the races
after the first of the year?
It is now January 15 and a half
month has slipped past since the date
set by the race track officials for the
Influx of a crowd of eastern capitalists
who' would spend money like a cham
pion prize fighter on a lark, yet the
same old crowd of professional race
track followers, depending upon the
races for their daily bread, make up
the attendance at the Mexican track.
The nearest approach to a million
aire was James Butler and he came
here to attend a meeting of the direc
tors of the track, being one of the
financial backers of um project. In
spite of all the inducements that the
race track is supposed to jaffer to the
eastern millionaires, ir Butler only
stayed long enough to transact the
business of the, association and then
returned to New York
Friday afternoon the usual "good
crowd" that the gamblers official
publication spoke of this morning, con
sisted of a scattering of women in the
grand stand and the usual crowd of
professional hangers on in the hettlng
by on his 10 mile walk around the deck.
Stafford hailed him.
" 'Get in my class, senator. "We're hav
ing: some t)hvsical exercise. Keens off
I seasickness, works up an appetite and
l is good for your health."
Senator Flint looke'd at the instructor
and then at the more or less emaciated
pupils, and remarked with a wink to
those of us who were looking on:
" 'Thank you very much, Stafford,
but rm afraid my frail constitution
could not stand such violent exercise.'
"Whereupon the senator pounded off
another 10 miles, while Stafford and
his class went to bed, partially because
This ladies and gentlemen, is Starn
right, the equine dreadnaught. "We know
he Is a dreadnaught because he is go
ing to act as president Taft's saddle
horse. We say saddle horse because It
sounds fancier, knowing full well that
there could be no president's bareback
This remarkable animal stands more
than 16 hands high, and they are high
hands at that, being aces or better. He
was captured In the wilds of Montana by
Gen. James Aleshire, quartermaster gen-
eral of the army. He was unable to
master tlfls noble steed, being only able
to quartermaster him, and as a result
he was sent to the president, famed as
a buster of Broncho Buster's policies.
Starnright was found leaping from
oatbin to catbm, and on account of his
black coat was named Starnright. The
gentleman to my right asks me how
it is. I can only answer that that is an
abreviation for "Star 'n right tackle,"
hence Yale college. The president will
ride this remarkable animal without the
aid of a net. and will positively not ride
92 miles In a storm to show the army
What would you Lave him ride his
of this date, 2536)
There will be a public meeting of
Juarez citizens shortly to take action
on the claims of ranch owners on the
Mexican side of the river against the
United States for allowing the diversion
of water in Colorado and New Mexico
from the Rio Grande.
Border lodge 374. I. O. O. F., installed
the following officers last night: W.
H. Tuttle, N. G.; A. M. Baker, V. G.;
P. S.; Wm. M. Price, I.; Flournoy Car
P. S.; Wm. M. Price, I.; Flournoy Gar
ter, W.; Will I. Watson, C; Joe T. Bar
low, R S. S.; M. L. Julian, L. S. S.; W.
Kemp, C; T. S. Kerr, R. N. G.; J. R.
Montfort, R. N. G.
The committees appointed by the city
council and the churches for the" soup
house project, met last night at the T.
M. C. A. and formed the El Paso Char
itable organization .electing the follow
ing offlcsrsr"President, Miss Florence
Vilas; vice president. Mrs. Robert
Campbell; secretary, Mr. Ames; treas
urer, Mrs. Leitch. Several committees
were appointed and natifed to report
next Saturday evening.
Metal market Silver, 67 l-2c; lead,
$2.90; copper, S.3-4c; Mexican pesos, 54c.
ring. The crowd would hardly fill
one section of the stand and from
those who call it a "good" crowd, an
estimate of what a poor crowd Is
would he interesting. The betting con
tinues as brisk as it has since the
opening of the track. Retting Is a
business with the frequenters of the
traclc and ey deal in chances on the
race the same as a merchant deals in
dry goods or groceries.
-Every cent the traffic will stand
seems to be the rule of the Jockey
l field stand that was put up
?,? nortu f the paddock, presum
fi the Mexlcans- is being adver
tised and the fact that one may see
the races for 25 cents gold is conspic
uously displayed on a sign over the
entrance to the field stand. A book
has been placed in the field enclosure
and bets may be made by the tin
horns the same as the 1.50 folks in
the betting ring. As yet the field
stand and book is receiving lit
tle patronage, hut It is an oppor
tunity for the small fish to play the
races at an initial cost of but one sixth
mc puce oi admission to the grand
stand and is too good a bet to be over
looked by some.
THE STATUE OF LEE By
CONTROVERSY OVER ITS LOCATION IN CAPITOL.
EXT Wednesday being the anni
versary of the birth, of .Gen.
Robert E. Lee, it was "the orig
inal intention of those Interested in
placing the statue of the great com
mander in the statuary hall of the
United States capital, to have the for
mal presentation take place on that date.
But the adverse criticism heard In some
places will result In a postponement ot
the date of formal presentation at least
to February 22, the birthday of Wash
ington, and perhaps indefinitely. It Is
said to be the wish of the family of
Gen. Lee that no formal presentation be
extended so long as there is serlousob
jection to its reception from any quar
ter. If, In deference to these objections, the
presentation ceremonies shall be post
poned indefinitely, the effect will be
farther reaching than the Lee contro
versy, for the reason that the state of
"Virginia Is also presenting a magnifi
cent bronze of Washington, and the
country will be treated to the spectacle
of a statue of the Father of His Country
standing in the statuary hall without
formal reception. It would be an un
fortunate situation, but not a really
serious one, because the statue Is there
by law. JThe formal presentation cere
monies are but the frills and furbelows,
and have nothing to do with making the
presence of the statues legal. As a Vir
ginia congressman of long service and
deliberate judgment has said: "The
statues of Washington and Lee are there
by law, the letter of which has been
complied with, and nothing but a spe
cific act of congress, or an act of van
dalism can get them out."
States Can Make Choico.
The law under which these gifts are
presented was passed years ago, shortly
after the wings of the capitol were built
and the house vacated what is now statu
ary hall. In order to create a national
Valhalla, congress set apart this room
and provided that each state should be
entitled to send thereto the statues of the
two deceased persons whom it might se
lect. It will be observed that the choice
rests with the state itself, and that the
only conditions are that the effigies
shall represent the dead and those who
are deemed most worthy of the honor.
There Is nothing set forth concerning
congressional approval, or authorizing
any tribunal to question the choice of a
state. John Brown might be even more
objectionable to Virginia than Lee is to
Kansas, yet neither has the right to con
test the choice of the other.
When the statues are placed in posi
tion that ends all the necessary formal
ities. When the one of father Marquette,
the Jesuit explorer, was presented by
the state of Wisconsin, there was a
strong protest from anti-Catholic
sources because of the presence of the
robes of the order, and trouble seemed
imminent In the house. The senate did
its part In formally accepting the statue,
but the acceptance by the house was not
asked. This effigy of Marquette stands
there now on as sure a footing as if It
had received a hundred formal accept
ances, and no one thinks of objecting to
The Lee Statue.
When Lee was first considered for
a place in statuary hall there was some
difference of opinion in Virginia as to
the advisability of his selection. Every
one agreed that he was, next to Wash
ington, the best beloved of Virginia's
heroes. But some thought that perhaps
the time was Inopportune, and that the
matter had better be deferred. To ev
eryone it seemed to be a procedure war
ranted by right, but to some it was not
considered expedient. At this juncture
senator Martin gave expression to the
view that every other state had exer
cised its right in the premises without
let or hindrance, and that if Virginia
were to be denied that right, the Vir
ginia which had figured so conspicuous
ly In the founding- of the government,
then it was time for her people to know
WITH BOYS AND MEN
BY DR. MADISON C. PETERS.
THE UNASSERTIVE WILL
To get along In this world, to rise to
any height of eminence, you must assert
your individuality and let others see
the stuff that is In you and of what
you are capable of doing.
Tou wno grumble at fate and think
you deserve much better treatment at
the hands of the fluctuating goddess,
put on your thinking cap and try to
realize why you are in your present'
position. Dissect your own character
and bring the pieces carefulls under
the microscope of your own criticism
and you will find that you deserve no
better than what you are getting.
The world takes a man at his face
value. He may Intninsically be worth
a mint of gold, but that consideration
has nothing to do with his actual worth
In the world.
There are billions' of dollars worth
of gold hidden in the bowels of the
earth, it Is useless as long as It re
mauns there. It only becomes valuable
when It Is mined, separated from the
ore and fused into ingots. In the same
way a man may have hidden In his
composition the rarest qualities and
faculties, but they are useless unless
brought out and made to do himself
and the world service.
Catherine of Russia longed to found
a "Professorship of Decision" in all the
schools, lest the Russian empire should
dissolve Into the North Sea. Schiller
considered a person really able who
could "man his own heart." Emerson
declared: "Will is the only real man In
Tyndall, In paying tribute to the il
lustrious Michael Farraday, has this to
say: "His nature was Impulsive, but
there was a force behind the impulse
which did not permit It to retreat. If
In his warm moments he formed a
resolution, in Ms cool moments he made
that resolution good. Thus his fire was
that of a solid combustible, not that
of gas which blazes suddenly and dies
as suddenly away."
Opportunities are the fuel of life,
ability Is the match which kindles It.
and will power 5s the fan which keeps
the flames alive.
In most cases literary fame Is the
product of years of self-denial, close
concentration and unremitting perse
verance. Sir Walter Raleigh's genius is defined
as due to "tolling at a subject ter
ribly." Tom Moore would keep a poem
by his side for a week to get a single
it This seemed to voice the general sen
timent and the legislature forthwith or
dered the casting of tne statues.
AVenrs Confederate Uniform.
The objections to the acceptance of
the statue of Gen. Lee come from the
fact that he is clad in the Confederate
uniform, rather than from objections to
the man himself. There are several oth
er Confederate soldiers in the hall, no
tably McKenna and Curry, from West
Virginia and Alabama, respectively, but
there was no serious objection to them.
The presentation of the statues of
Washington and Lee was timely, at
least so far as that of Washington is
concerned. In recent years, since Illinois
sent the statue of Frances E. Willard,
the Idircrousness of the location of the
statue of Washington has brought to the
face of the visitor a smile of amuse
ment rather than a look of veneration.
In the first place Washington was rep
resented by the smallest and most insig"
nificant looking statue there. Secondly,
without malice aforethought, he was
placed in a position which gave the ef
fect of his peeping out from behind the
skirts of Miss Willard like a bashful
boy hiding behind his mother.
The "Washington Likeness.
This little statue of Washington is
nothing but a plaster of paris replica
of the Houdon statue in the Virginia cap
itol. Tfat it is a magnificent likeness Is
shown by the fact that Jefferson ob
served that beholding it suddenly gave
the efect of Washington himself stand
ing there. The new statue of Washing
ton is also a replica of the Houdon mas
terpiece, but it is In bronze, on a be
fitting pedestal, and makes a splendid
It is said to have been the ambition
of Valentine, the sculptor, to make as
excellent a portrayal of Lee as Hou
don's statue is of Washington. That he
has failed to do so is asserted by many
who were acquainted with the dead
commander. In speaking of the matter
recently a member of the Virginia dele-
. gatlon In congress stated that the statue
less like the gallant commander than It
To him the poise seems totally unlike
that of Lee, and one arm appears short
er than the other. Another adverse criti
cism came from a camp of Confederate
veterans whose members made a pil
grimage to statuary hall to see the new
likeness of their leader. Not one of them
thought the statue did Lee full jus
tice. In Defence of Sculptor.
In behalf of the sculptor it Is urged
that no one could expect fully to catch
all the subtle shades of bearing- that
made Lee one of the most gallant and
commanding- figures ever seen on a field
of battle. It Is also said in defence of
the sculptor that his work in designing
the celebrated recumbent statue of Lee
at Lexington, in which the great soldier
has gathered the draperies of his couch
about him. In sufficient assurance that
he has come as near to catching the
noble mein of Gen. Lee as It can be done
in impassive bronze. Valentine was a
follower of Lee, and no man in all the
southland was more anxious to have the
work a fitting memorial.
The commission created by the state
of Virginia to look after the casting- of
the statues was composed mainly of
young men. but one or two of whom had
ever seen Gen. Lee. The author of the
bill providing for the work was Don P.
Halsey, nephew of senator John W. Dan
iel. He and senator Daniel supervised
the placing of the bronzes, which were
given conspicuous places In the hall.
A WlIflernesK of Xear Art.
With each state the sole judge of the
statues It presents, including subjects,
size and material, there can be little con
tinuity of purpose in the filling of the
hall. The result is that some .are life
size, and some heroic in proportion, some
are on low pedestals and some on high
ones, some are made of weathered bronze
and others of bright new bronze, some of
word and thought ten lines a day was
good progress. Joseph Cook says he
spent nine consecutive days' thinking
out a definitdon of conscience.
Balzac as a boy told his father he in
tended to pursue literature as his life
work. The father tried to persuade him
from such a course.
"Do you know," he said to the youth,
"you will either be a king or a beggar "
"I know it, and I will be a king" re
plied the boy. '
Spinoza was often without the where
withal to buy bread, but when offered
a professorship to relieve him of his
poverty, he declined on the ground that
its duties would avert his attention
from the lines of philosophical thought
to which he was devoting his faculties.
Michaelangelo declined pav for his
work on St. Peter's lest money might
taint his brush.
William Carey, to whom India owes
more than to any other western scholar
wrote to a friend: "I am a plodder, I
can persevere In any definite pursuit
and to this quality I owe everything."
Edison attributes all his success to
concentration of thought, will power
and hard work. An eminent aurlst
volunteered to cure him of the partial
deafness under which he labors. "No "
said the great inventor, "I would hear
too much and get distracted so that I
could not concentrate all my thoughts
on my work."
Willi power can be made so strong as
to be able to grapple with any situa
tion. Generals on the battle field have
been known to call sleep to recuperate
their strength amid the roar of cannon
and shouts of conflict. It is said .that
Napoleon could sleep at will under any
con<lon. Mendelssohn, the musician
could go Into a room In broad day
light, throw himself on a lounge and
bo fast asleep in five minutes.
Wendell Phillips was undecided of
purpose when a young man. After
listening to a sermon by Lyman Beecher
he went home and prayed: "Oh Lord
whatever Is right, may I have the cour
age to do it."
Afterwards the great orator said:
"From that day I have never4 found any
thing that Impressed me as being
wrong, exerting any temptation over
me. nor has It required courage on my
part to do whatever I believed to h
polished marble and some of unpolished,
some extensively inscribed and some
without more than the name of the
1 state upon them. In short, it repre
sents a patriotic jumble of characters,
materials and designs. Withal, under
standing the lack of conformity in the
system by which the statues are assem
bled, the effect is not so incongruous as
it might be.
While Robert E. Lee lives in every
southera heart as the very porsonifica
tion of everything- good that was, is, and
will be sacred to the south, holding a
foremost place among the defeated com
manders of all history, there are com
paratively few monuments to his mem
ory in the south. New Orleans. Charles
ton, Richmond and Lexington are the
places where the principal monuments
of Lee may be fqund, and of these the
recumbent statue' over ins resting- piace
I at Lexington is the most famous.
Lee and Washlngrton.
If the presentation of the statues of
Washington and Lee takes place on the
22nd of February, another coincidence
of history will relate them. Born in
the adjacent counties of Westmoreland
and Stafford, related through the ties of
marriage so direct that Lee inherited th
home where Washington wooed and won
his wife, each led a cause which was
sacrtd to his people.
Later Lee became the president of
the college founded through the patron
age of Washington, and his name was
added to the title of the instiutlon.
Then Virginia selected them as her most
distinguished sons, not more for their
splendid military records than for the
great examples of pure, honorable and
self-sacrificing- manhood which they be
queathed to posterity.
G. A. R. IS HILED.
A Chicago dispatch says: Charging?
that Robert E. Lee through his influ
ence over Virginia was responsible for
the civil war, CoL Jasper T. Darling,
past commander of Columbia post, made
a protest against the statue of Gen. Lee
being placed in the Hall of Fame at
In an address at a camp fire under
the auspices of Thomas. Grant, Custer
and Columbia posts, held at Memorial
hall, Col. Darling asserted that Gen.
Lee withdrew from the union army un
der pretext of retiring to private life.
For five days before his resignation was
accepted he is accused of acting- as
command erinchief of the forces of Vir
ginia, In active rebellion against the
Following CoL Darling's protest a
resolution was passed authorizing the
placing of copies of the address in tne
hands of each congressman and senator
"Status la "Uniform of Treason."
"We demand what perjured key has
unlocked the door of Freedom's sanc
tuary," asked Col. Darling-, "allowing
to be placed therein a statue mantled
in the uniform of high treason.
"By what right have they erected
within those fanes we fought to save
the statue of one who deserted the flag
which had educated him and protected
him even unto a place of high renown.
"Robert E. Lee, then a colonel in the
United States army, sent his resignation
to Gen. Scottp but before the first night
fall and before his withdrawal from
command was received by the govern
ment he proceeded to Richmond that he
might lead his native state into seces
sion; and then, drawing- his sword, e
thrust it with all his mighty power into
the heart of the republic, which he
hoped and prayed would totter to its
After asserting the rebellion must
have died in its birth had Virginia re
cused to go out. Col. Darling- attacked
Lee as "the Benedict Arnold of this re
public" He also held the Daughters
t of the Confederacy responsible for the
"These women f the south," he said.
"who are looking- not toward the stars
.and stripes, but towards the stars and
'bars,, and praying- for that flag's re
demption they are dangerous teachers
In this benign republic.
Would Elevate Foes of Union.
"We have ample evidence warranting
the belief that their true purpose is to
' elevate those who would destroy this
union to the same high renown as those
who died and of those who struggled In
"Mississippi already demands a pe
destal upon which to place a statue of
Jefferson Davis. Lee a'nd Davfs! Then
"Just previous o his death Jefferson
Davis said: 'They may reconstruct the
men of the south, but the wompn ner-
er. For once, he appears to have told
"Robert E. Le-., memorialized in gran
ite and bronze, on the battlefields where
he fought Is an object lesson for the
ages; but Robert E. Lee Immortalized,
as an exemplar of national allegiance,
and placed where the youth of this re
public will be asked to look upon him
and revere him as such that: cannot
be in this generation, in any genera
tion so Ions as the words of Abraham
Lincoln live in the souls of men.
Lincoln "Would Say, "Forbid."
"If Gen. Lee's statue is allowed to
remain in the Hall of Fame, then the
word 'truth' In Bryant's poem might well
be erased and treason' written In its
"Could Abraham Lincoln look again
through mortal eyes and behold standing-
side by side, equally honored, those
who proved treacherous and those who
remained true, could he see all this,
would he not cry aloud and say 'The
safety of our republic forbids?' " '
(All communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the nuat
will not be published X7hr such r
request U made.
THE HERALD AND "WEST TEXA&
Pecos, Tex., JaJn. 13.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I am in receipt, of the "Skyscraper"
edition of The Herald and. to say that
Iv am pleased with the splendid edit
orial which appeared under the head
line, "Pecos Has the Push." is putting
it mildly. I want to thank yva for our
people for this splendid recognition of
the hard work we are. doing to build
up not only our own town, but to de
velop west Texas. We are with you
first, last and all the time. The splen
did manner in which our people came
through in raising the bonus necessary
to secure the railroad was most com
mendable. Please send me 50 copies of the Sky
scraper at once, together with state
ment covering cost of same.
Permit me to thank you again for
the splendid encouragement you are
giving- to those who are devoting "their
time and money to what will be the
greatest country in the United States
Yours very truly, n
M. L. Swdnehact,
Secretary, Pecos Commercial Club
EVERYTHING COSTS MORE.
From Monterey (Mex.) News.
Even the cost of courting- has gone up.
Where Is the lover with nerve enough
to carry stick candy to his sweetheart?