Newspaper Page Text
Saturday, January 22, 1910.
A Packing Hon
A LARGE PACKDtfG- HOUSE has closed a Contract to LOCATE at SWEET
THREE OTHER LARGE PACKING HOUSE people are at Sweetwater
LOOKCSTGr over the situation with view of LOCATING.
THE THREE BIG TRUNK LINE RAILROADS and the 1MACHINE Shops
are doing GREAT things are bringing LARGE results.
FOUR OTHER RAILROADS are making Surveys into Sweetwater. WHAT
FOR? They see Things AHEAD.
PROPERTY will go HIGHER and NOW is the TIME to BUY. It is in reach
of ALL yet, EVEN the POOR man can BUY, and get in on the GROUND
WE WILL SELL you a LOT in SWEETWATER, for $10 down and $10 per
month, WITHOUT Interest, Mortgage, or Taxes, and GIVE you IN-
DUGEBDBNTS to BUY.
320 Trust Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
m : 1L,
Mr MAKT ROBERTS
It is not necessary' to detail the
fluctuations of hope and despair, and
not a little fear of what lay beyGnd,
with which I twisted and turned the
knob. It moved, but nothing seemed
to happen, and then I discovered the
trouble. I pushed the knob vigorous
ly to one side, and the whole mantel
swung loose from the wall almost a
foot, revealing a cavernous space be
I took a long breath, closed the
door from the trunkroom into the hall
thank heaven, I did not lock it and
pulling the mantel-door wide open, I
stepped into the chimney-room. I had
time to get a hazy view of a small
portable safe, a common wooden table
and a chair then the mantel door
swung to, and clicked behind me. I
stood quite still for a moment, in the
darkness, unable to comprehend what
had happened. Then I turned and beat
furiously at the door with my fists.
It was closed and locked again, and
my fingers in the darkness slid over a
smooth wooden surface without a sign
of a knob.
I was furiously angry at myself, at
the mantel-door, at everything. I did
not fear suffocatiqn; before the
thought had come to me I had already
seen a gleam of light from the two
small ventilating pipes in the roof.
They supplied air, but nothing else.
The room itself was shrouded in
I must .have dozed off. I am sure
I did not faint. I was never more
composed in my life. I remember
planning, if I were not discovered,
who would have my things. I knew
Liddy would want my heliotrope pop
lin, and she's a fright in lavender.
Once or twice I heard mice in the par
titions, and so I sat on the table, with
my feet on the chair. I imagined I
could hear the search going on
through the house, and once some
Cash or Easy Terms
Pianos Taaed. Work Guaranteed.
v - ;
Must Be Sold
The Regulating of a Piano
Is distinct from the Tuning:- Action
regelating jg necessary to preserve the
musical and mechanical qualities of a
piano. For the finest tuning- and regulating-
W. D. ROBOiSOX,
Sell Phoae 2428. 2026 Oklahoma St,
Copyright 190 by the Bobba-Merrill Co.
(Continued From Yesterday).
one came Into the trunkroom; I could
distinctly hear footsteps.
"In the chimney! In the chimneyJ"
I called T7ith all my might, and was
rewarded by a piercing shriek from
Liddy and the slam of the trunkroom
I felt easier after that, although the
room was oppressively not and
enervating. I had no doubt the search
for me would now come in the right
direction, and after a little, I dropped
into a doze. How long I slept I do
It mu3t have been several hours,
for I had been, tired from a busy day,
and I waked stiff from my awkward
position. I could not remember
where I was for a few-minutes, and
my head felt heavy and congested.
Gradually I roused to my surround
ings, and to the fact that in spite of
ventilators, the air was bad and grow
ing worse. I was breathing long,
gasping respirations, and my face was
damp and clammy. I must have been
there a long time, and the searchers
were probably hunting outside the
house, dredging the creek, or beating
the woodland. I knew that another
hour or two would find me uncon
scious, and with my inability to cry
out would go my only chance of res
cue. It was the combination of bad aii
and heat, probably, for some inade
quate ventilation was coming through
the pipes. I tried to retain my con
sciousness by walking the length of
the room and back, over and over, but
I had not the strength to keep it up,
so I sat down on the table again, my
back against the wall.
The house was very still. Once my
straining ears seemed to catch a foot
fall beneath me, possibly in my own
room. I groped for the chair from
the table, and pounded with it frantic
ally on the floor. But nothing, hap
pened; I realized bitterly that if the
sound was heard at all, no doubt it
was classed with the other rappings
that had so alarmed us recently.
And then I heard sounds from be
low me, in the house. There was a
peculiar throbbing, vibrating noise
that I felt rather than heard, much
like the pulsing beat of fire engines in
the city. For one awful moment I
thought the house was on fire, and
every drop of blood in my body gath
ered around my heart; then I knew. It
was the engine of the automobile, and
Halsey had come back. Hope sprang
up afresh. Halsey's clear head and
Gertrude's intuition might do what
Liddy's hysteria and three detectives
had failed in.
After a time I thought I had been
right. There was certainly something
going on down below; doors were
slamming, people were hurrying
through the halls, and certain high
notes of excited voices penetrated to
me shrilly. I hoped they were coming
closer, but after a time the sounds
died away below, and I was left to the
silence and heat,Mo the weight of the
darkness, to the oppression of walls
that seemed to close in on me and
The first warning I had was a
stealthy fumbling at the lock of the
mantel-door. With my mouth open
to scream, I stopped. Perhaps the sit
uation had rendered me acute, per
haps it was instinctive. "Whatever it
was, I sat without moving, and some
one outside, in absolute stillness, ran
his fingers over the carving of the
mantel and found the panel.
Now the sounds below redoubled;
from the clatter and f jarring I knew
that several people were running up
the stairs, and as the sounds ap
proached, I could even hear what they
"Watch the end staircases!" Jamie
son shouted. "Damnation there's no
light here!" And then a second later.
"All together now. One two
The door into the trunkroom had
been locked from the inside. At the
second that it gave, opening against
the wall with a crash and evidently
tumbling somebody into the room, the
stealthy fingers beyond the mantel
door gave the knob the proper im
petus, and the door swung open, and
closed again. Only and Liddy al
ways screams and puts her finzars la
her ears at this point only now I
was not alone in the chimney room.
There was some one else in the dark
ness, some one who breathed hard,
and who was so close I could have
touched him with my hand.
I was in a paralysis of terror. Out
side there were excited voices and in
credulous oaths. The trunks werev
being jerked around in a frantic
search, the windows were thrown
open, only to show a sheer drop of 40
feet And the man in the room with
me leaned against the mantel-door
and listened. His pursuers were plain
ly baffled; I heard him draw a long
breath, and turn to grope hii way
through the blackness. Then he
touched my hand, cold, clammy, death
like. A hand in an empty room! He drew
in his breath, the sharp intaking of
horror that fills lungs suddenly col
lapsed. Beyond jerking his hand away
instantly, he made no movement. I
think absolute terror had him by the
throat. Then he stepped back, with
out turning, retreating foot by foot
from The Dread in the corner, and I
do not think he breathed.
Then, with the relief of space be
tween us, I screamed, ear-splittlngly,
madly, and they heard me outside.
"In the chimney!" I shrieked. "Be
hind the mantel! The mantel!"
With an oath the figure hurled itself
across the room at me, and I
screamed again. In his blind fury he
had missed me; I heard him strike
the wall. That one time I eluded
him; I was across the room, and I had
got the chair. He stood for a second,
listening, then he made another rush
and I struck out with my weapon. I
think it stunned him, for I had a sec
ond's respite when I could hear him
breathing, and some one shouted out
side: "We can't get in. How does it
But the man in the room had
changed his tactics. I knew he was
creeping on me, inch by inch, and I
could not tell from where. And then
he caught me. He held his hand
over my mouth, and I bit him. I was
helpless, strangling and some on
was trying to break ia the mantel
from outside. It becan to yield soms
where, for a thin wedge of yellowish
light was reflected on the opposite
wall. When he saw that, my assailant
dropped me with a curse; then the
opposite wall swung open noiselessly,
closed again without a sound, and I
was alone- The intruder was gone.
"In the next room!" I called wildly.
"The next room!" But the sound of
blows on the mantel drowned my
voice. By the time I had made them
understand, a couple of minutes had
elapsed. The pursuit was taken up
then, by all except Alex, who was de
termined to liberate me. When I
stepped out Into the trunkroom a free
woman again I could hear the chase
I must say, for all Alex's anxiety to
set me free, he paid little enough at
tention to my plight He jumped
through the opening Into the secret
room and picked up the portable safe.
"I am going to put this In Mr. Hal
sey's room. Miss Innes," he said, "and
I shall send one of the detectives to
I hardly heard him. I wanted to
laugh and cry in the same breath
to crawl into bed and have a cup of
tea, And scold Liddy, and do any of
the thousand natural things that I had
never expected to do again. And the
air! .The touch of the cool night air
on my face!
As Alex and I reached the second
floor, Mr. Jamieson met us. He was
grave and quiet, and he nodded coin
prehendingly when he saw the safe.
ITo be continued).
MIDLAXD TO HAVE
50,000 "WATER SYSTEM
Midland, Texas, Jan. 22 Midland at
last is to have a strictly uptodate water
system for both city water and fire
protection. The $50,000 bonds have al
ready been approved and are In the
hands of the lithograph company.
TVater is plentiful and two wells have
been drilled. They tested 50 gallons
each per minute for 12 hours pumping.
A 100 foot standpipe and engine will
be used for pressure-
Our sale closes next Saturday and if you would make a substantial saving in your furniture buy
ing you will have this week in which to do so. Our temporary quarters will be at the old Paulson
place, corner of First and Stanton, the only building to be had large enough to accommodate our
stock, in which we will be able to keep it up to the usual standard and add any increase necessary.
The buildmp- has five floors, is well lighted, and has other conveniences for display and space
for handling our business. We will be glad to see our friends and customers here until our new
store is completed.
U jfc3 B8
No Executive Session Is Held, But All Business Is Dis
cussed Openly Superint endent Thinks the School
Readers Too Deep for Small Children Board
Agrees Manual Training Plant Ordered
For the Vilas School.
For the first time in months, the
school board held Its regular monthly
meeting- at the city hall Friday night
with a full board of trustees present,
Harry A. Carpenter, J. H. Harper, J. G.
House, TV. Li. Gaines, W. L. Peabody, TV.
L.. Tooley, and Henry TVelsch all being
present. Superintendent F. ji. Alartin,
and E. A. Ross, supervisor of manual
training, were also present.
Professor Martin found an ideal topic
for discussion in urging upon the
board the necessity of purchasing auxiliary-readers
for the children in the low
er grades. He read an excerpt from a
description of the Niagara Falls in
which appeared such words as "chaos,"
"cataract," "ponderous chasm," "mar
velous calmness," etc., so phrased as to
be beyond the understanding of the 10
and 12 year old children who are sup
posed to use this book in the public
He urged upon the school board the
necessity of purchasing supplementary
readers. After his report, then came
the report of E. A. Ross, supervisor of
the manual training department, in
which he asked that an equipment for
manual training be installed in the
Vilas school for the pupils of the sev
enth grade and under, these pupils as
well as those at Sunset school being
being compeled to attend Mesa school
for their manual training education. He
said the equipment would cost not over
$1000. and urged the necessity of Its
Henry TVelsch moved that the recom
mendations be accepted. Thereupon,
trustee Tooley made the motion that
superintendent Martin's suggestions for
supplementary books be carried out
first and then, and if there was enough
money left, that the manual training
work be taken up.
A communication from Miss A.
Swann, supervisor of the- primary work.
recommending the purchase of books
for the lower grades, the recommenda
tion being similar to that made by Mr.
Martin, was Introduced. She stated that
it would necessitate the expenditure of
TVelsch's first motion relative to the
manual training department was car
ried and then Tooley's was presented
and also met with the approval of the
board. Mr. Tooley declared that he pre
ferred -the purchase of the supplemental
readers before any money was expend
ed on manual training apparatus.
The internal committee recommended
the acceptance of the resignation of
David Blacksheare as teacher of mathe
matics in the high school and the ap
pointment of A. H. Hughey to the posi
tion for the balance of the term.
Hughey is a graduate of Vanderbilt
university, where he was an assistant
professor In mathematics. He came here
a short time ago from TVeatherford,
Texas, and has been engaged In the
practice of law. ,
Miss Kate Thomas, a gradute of Pea
body university, was appointed to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation
of a teacher in the first grade whose
name was not mentioned. Miss Allie
George, of Fort TVorth, a graduate of
Chicago university, was appointed a
teacher in the fifth grade at Vilas
school, while Miss Mary Maxwell and
Miss Una Elam were appointed extra
teachers at the Beall school.
Miss Ruth Coleman was appointed
supervisor of domestic economy, though
her salary is not to be increased for
Miss Clara Mundy, who had signed a
contract for $75 per month, said that
she thought she was entitled to $80 per
month as that is the rate fixed for first
year teachers at this session. However,
tho internal committea recommended
that this be denied and it was not takn
up by motion.
To Lay Sidewalks.
J. G. House stated that the city had
demanded that the school board lay
sidewalks around the various schools
and together with Messrs. Carpenter
and Harper he had gone over the
ground with the city engineer and
found that It would cost about $3340
Henry TVelsch made a motion that the
external committee be authorized to ad
vertise for bids In both El Paso news
papers, the bids to be received at the
next regular meeting of the school
board Feb. 14. This carried unanimous
ly. The pavements to be laid In front of
the various schools are Mesa, 4900
square feet; Aoy, 5400; high school,
3810; Alamo, 2460, San Jacinto, 3740;
Douglas, 2012, making a total of 22,322
Rent County School.
Mr. House reported that the external
committee met yesterday with the trus
tees of the county schools and agreed
to rent the building near the Be'all
school In East El Paso now used by the
county, until the end of May, at a
monthly rental of $15.
He explained that this building,
which is to be used to care for the
overflow at the Beall school, Is claimed
dwell r ur nnur cut; i
109 to 113 San Francisco St.
LINE OF DRESSERS AND BUFFETS TO CLOSE OUT
by both the cify and county and the
fact that the city rents from the county
does not jeopardize the rights of the
former in Its claim to the ownership of
the building. The county authorities
agreed to move out and give the city
possession next Monday.
Then, for the first time in many
I months, the board adjourned without
t going into executive session.
; The report of superintendent Martlu
in part follows:
Just before the dismissal for the
Christmas recess, nine students were
graduated from-the high school. This
is the first time in the history of El
Paso that a midwinter class of grad
uates has gone from the high school.
Heretofore there have been so few that
graduation has been deferred until the
spring term. Of course with our sys
tem, of half grades and semi-annual
promotions, it will naturally come
about that there are some pupils who
finish the high school at the end of
the first semester of school. This year
tho number of those completing the
course at the end of the first semester
was sufficient for a mid-term class and
as several of them were anxious to
go straight from the high school to
Institutions of higher learning, and as
It was necessary for them to matricu
late In these institutions at the begin
ning of the second semester, It was
deemed wise by the principal of the
high school, and by the superintendent,
to graduate these pupils two weeks
before the end of the semester.
I wish to call your attention to the
fact that there were nine graduates
In this class, and that there will be 18
In the class to graduate in the spring,
making a total of 27 graduates for the
J year. This should be particularly
t srratlfvintr to the citizens of El Paso,
In consideration of the fact hat In
1906 there were only nine graduates;
In 1907 there were only five; In 1908,
there were seven, and in 1909, there
were 14. This year's- class then Is
nearly twice that of last year; nearly
four times that of two years ago, and
over five times that of three years
The enrolment In our El Paso high
school has never been what It should
be, when we consider the number of
those enroled in the grades. The en
rolment this year has been 251. Of this
number 47 have withdrawn from
school. I have asked the principal of
tho high school to make periodical re
ports as to the cause actuating pupils
to leave the high school. The follow
ing is a digest of the causes impeling
those who have thus far withdrawn:
"Why They Quit Hlgrh School.
Four have gone to other literary
schools for unknown reasons. One
went to the business college where the
course was shorter, and. an easier road
was offered to a business career. Eight
withdrew on account of removal of
family from the city. Two left on ac
count of the fact that they were too
poorly prepared to do high school
work. Three were boarding pupils and
returned'home on account of home
sickness or other reasons. Four were
compeled to withdraw on account of
the necessity of helping to support
their families. One was listed as
"trifling," and withdrawn by parent as
he was doing no good. Ill health,
weak eyes, and death in the family
have been the causes of the withdraw
al of 15. Seven have withdrawn on ac
count of graduation, (two of those
graduated returned to the school to
take post graduate courses) and two
have left for reasons not ascertained.
Post Graduate Course.
In my opinion there should bo a post
graduate normal course added to the
high school under the direction of a
The most successful Planter and Middle
bined that has ever been manufactured.
sirengia ior lour Dorses, ana ii aam
aeed in ordmarv nlowine In Cotton
Stalks we will furnish repairs free of cost.
ine No. 12 is equipped with the
Famous P, lb 0. Planting Device
For Cotton, Corn, Beans, etc., which has
neTer been equalled. In fact an effort has
been made to adopt it by other manufacturers.
Tho Olllv PJnntor Knvincr rnnwnfpnf
for regulating the hea -y front standard, a
Veil VPnrfh thesm!! trim trJrrt n:VH fnr th P.
There are other features eauallv as important
Insist on getting the P. & O. No. ia from your dealer. If you cannot do so, write us for
circular and special introductory price. We are headquarters for all that is best in Imple
ments, Wagons and Vehicles. Write us your wants.
Parlin & Orendorff Implement Co., Dallas, Texas.
competent psychologist ami expert In
teaching. This course should be of
fered to the graduates of the high
school who Intend making teaching a
profession. The course should consist
of one year of strenuous study of psy
chology, pedagogy, the history of edu
cation, and allied subjects.
During the Christmas holidays, the
superintendent took advantage of the
opportunity offered to open and post
a set of books. These books axe as
simple as is consistent with practical
value, and as elaborate as they could
be and be kept by the superintendent
and his secretary.
Attends Teachers Meeting.
During the latter part of the holi
days, the superintendent took the oc
casion -to attend, at his own expense,
the meeting of the State Teachers'
association held at Dallas. I have not
missed a meeting of this association
In ten years, and I feel that no man
who Is Interested Jn the work he is
doing, can afford to be absent from
this most significant gathering of the
teachers of the state.
Objects to Readers.
Returning again to the local prob
lem of the schools,-1 feel that I should
call attention for the second or third
time to the lack of adaptability of the
readers of the third and fourth grades.
In my opinion these books cannot be
used to the exclusion of others, except
to the injury of the children. Some
time since the board of trustees was
kind enough to allow us to purchase
supplementary books for the use of the
children in the second grade. I am
now asking that you make the same
provision for the third and fourth
grades. This will require the outlay of
perhaps $150 or $200, but In my opin
ion it will be money very wlselyspent.
The usual monthly statistics of en
rolment, etc., have been compiled, and
sln-ce a reading of the complete table
t would betiresome to you. I am sub
mitting the following vital facts of
Net enrolment in all schools to
Last month 4969
Same month last year 4715
Gain for month 195
Gain for year 449
j Belonging on the last day of the
Belonging last day of last month 4403
Belonging on same day last year. 4128
Loss for the month 38
Gain for the year 237
Average daily attendance 4078
Average daily attendance for last
Last year 3925
Loss for month 41
Gain for year 153
The percentage of attendance has
been below normal, being less than 94
percent. This Is accounted for by the
continued bad weather, and by the In
terruption necessarily Incident to the
Christmas holidays. Tardiness is ap
proximately the same as It was last
month, there being only two less this
month than last. s
TVe have been unfortunate during
the month In the fact that many of
our teachers have been sick and ab
sent from school. The number of days
of absence reported for teachers is 104.
The expenditures for the month are
distributed as follows:
Teachers' salaries $14,044.20
Other employes salaries ...... 14.45.00
Manual training equipment . 1,414.27
Manual training supplies .... 753.12
TVater, light, power, etc . 183,44
Furniture and fixtures ...... 150.00
Repairs . 141.13
Stationery and printing ..... 000.00
Library, books, etc 15.00
IT'S YOUR DUTY TO GO TO LAS
CRUCES SUNDAY. ?1.C0 ROUND TRIP.
Globe Flour, best by test,
and the payroll In El P&30.
A few minutes delay in treating some
cases of croup, even "the length of time
it takes to go for a doctor often proves
dangerous. The safest way is to keep
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in the
house, and at the first indication of
croup give the child a dose. Pleasant
to take and always cures. Sold by all
It has ample
f wad only on the 3?. A O.
LJgaiy . I Tbe N. 12 is
r.Vk u BHBlv
ito?b- 3PkL&&31 I X
W&a J&&zmiiJ I mr
n- "fewy MBfPw SaB3vM
aT7-T-iXl- MIK Mf-
mjjw KiKir wit or'
1909-40 FEICE CATALOGOB
Write Us Today for
P&id-TJp Capital $200,000.00
GEO. C. EOEDIIKJ, Prcs. & Mgj
Box 80, Fresno, Calif smia, TJ. S. A.
Vienna Cafe. Sobol & Davis.
El Paso Herald Offices.
A- H. Richards. Jeweler.
International Book Cc
TVm. Moeller, Real Estats.
Lobby Cigar Stand.
HL. Howell, Real, Estate,
agent Herald Bldg.
The Public Stenographers Co..
Mrs. Jessie E. M. Howe and Miss
Ruth "Williams. Proprietors.
Y. T7. C A. Lunch and Rest
John Brunner. Tailor.
J. F Mllner, C. E. B. It, repre
senting the White Sands Co.
Mrs. VT. T. Kitchens. Art Studio
Miss Pauline Hilpart, Dress -making
R. L. Nlehols. Attorney at Law.
Colorado Life Asseraaca Co..
E. McMillan, Gen- Agent.
Southwestern Portland Cement
Th Wm. Jexninca C Tngb-
seers and Machinery merchants.
First Church of Christ, Scien
tist, Reading Rooms.
Mrs. A. P. Thompson. Hra. Wa.
Noble China Decorations.
Drs. Satterlee & S&tterlae, Os
teopaths. Dr. Flora S&tterlea and.
Dr. nettle Satterlee.
Carter & Robertsoa. Kill, 2ise
and Smelter Supplies.
The Standard Home Company.
E. L. Joseph. District Manager.
Mrs. J. B. Cass and Miss Garra,
j.ne Ludlow-Saylor "Wi? Co.
J. B. Robertson, Mngr.
Royal Jackman, Upper Vaey
ever known in the south
west during our great
closing out sale. You'll
be astonished at the -saying
you can make on
Builders' and Shelf
110 S. Oregon Street
Use Herald Want Ads.
i i i J