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EL PASO HERAUD
Monday, February 7, 1910.
Address Letters to Society
Formed in Baltimore Urg
ing Arbitration Instead of
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 7. There was
organized last night at the residence
of Theodore Marburg, the American
Society for the Judicial Settlement of
International Disputes, which will de
vote itself principally to Issuing ar
ticles by leading men of all countries
on subjects indicated by the title of
the organization and to organizing
meetings of national scope In various
parts of the country from time to time,
with a view to educating the people as
to the desirability of. promoting the
peace of the world by settling points of
international controversy in the same
general way in which differences be
tween Individuals are now settled. In
the meeting the following letters were
Taft's Best "Wishes.
-rne White House,
"Washington, Jan. 31, 1910.
"My Dear Mr. Marburg: I have learn
ed with Interest of the plans to found
an 'American . Society for the Judicial
Settlement of 'international Disputes.'
"The leaflets which you propose to
publish, together with the meetings of
national scope which you are planning
to hold from time to time, may have a
very great influence on the develop
ment of public opinion in this subject.
If the proposed court of arbitral jus
tice at The Hague becomes an accom
plished fact, there will still remain the
task of securing the adhesion of a num
ber of powers to the court and the very
Important task ,of so cultivating opin
ion in various countries as to incline
governments to resort to the court
when occasion calls for It. There Is
no other single was in which the cause
of peace and disarmament can be so
effectively promoted as by the firm es
tablishment of a permanent interna
tional court of justice.
Erora 3Ir. Knox.
"Department of State,
"Washington. Feb. 3. 1910
"My Dear Mr. Marburg: You are
quite right in assuming that I take
not only a keen personal, but official.
Interest in the movement for which
your society is to be organized, for. as
you are doubtless aware, I have, in an
Identical circular note, dated Oct. 18,
1909, urged the powers to Invest the
"International prize court with the juris
diction and functions of a court of ar
bitral justice, thus completing the work
of the second Hague peace conference
by carrying Into effect Its recommend
ation that the coui-t of arbitral justice
be constituted through diplomatic chan
nels. "'Should the identical note be favor
ably received and should the court of
arbitral justice be thus constituted, the
consenting nations would have a per
manent International tribunal for the
judicial determination of controversies
arising out of peace, as well as war,
and It cannot be doubted that such a
tribunal "would. In large measure, ren
der to nations the services which na
tional courts have .performed for pri
By the settlement of controversies
susceptible of judicial determination
before they have reached an acute
stage, the causes of war would be min
imized and a first step taken toward
the gradual decrease of armament.
"Regretting my Inability to testify
by my presence the great interest I
have in the organization of your so
ciety, I am, very sincerely,
"P. C. Knox."
From Secretary Root.
"United States Senate,
"Washington, Feb. 2, 1910.
"Mr. Dear Mr. Marburg I beg to say
to your guests that I sympathize very
strongly with their object and believe
that the proposed organization is
adapted to render a great public ser
vice. I assume that the new organiza
tion is to have a definite, specific ob
ject, which may be indicated by the
emphasize the word 'judicial' in its
title to Indicate a distinction between
that kind of settlement of International
disputes and the ordinary arbitration,
as has been understood in the past, and
Is understood now.
"I assume that you are going to urge
that disputes between nations shall be
settled by judges acting under the judi
cial sense of honorable obligation with
a judicial idea of impartiality, rather
than by diplomats, acting under the
diplomatic ideas of honorable obliga
tion and feeling bound to negotiate a
settlement rather than to pass with
out fear or favor upon questions of
fact and Jaw,. It seems to me that
such a change In the fundamental Idea
of what an arbitration should be is
essential to any very great further ex
tension of the Idea of arbitration.
People Who Disagree.
"I have been much sprprised, how
pvw. to see how many people there are
of ability and force who do not agree
with this idea at all, particular people
on the other side of the Atlantic. The
extraordinary scope of judicial power
In this country has accustomed us to
see the operations of government and
questions arising between sovereign
states submitted to judges who apply
the test of conformity to established
principles and rules of conduct em
bodied in our constitution. It seems
natural and proper to us that the con
duct of government effecting substan
tial rights and not depending upon
questions of policy, should be passed
upon by the courts when occasion
arises. It is easy, therefore, for Amer
icans, to grasp the idea that the same
method of settlement should be applied
to questions growing out of the con
duct of nations and not involving ques
tions of policy.
'ln countries, however, where the
courts exercise no such power the idea
Is quite a new one to most people, and.
If it is to prevail, there must be a
process of education. Such a process
wil naturally receive its chief impulse
dn the United States, and I hope your
new society will give such an Impulse
with vigor and accurate direction.
"With kind regards, "Sllhu Root."
'United States Senate,
"Washington, Feb. 3 ,1910.
"My Dear Mr. Marburg: I have the
strongest desire that your proposed so
ciety for the judicial settlement of in
ternational disputes may render efficient-
service. The settlement of con
troversies between nations in the same
general manner as between individuals
must be the adopted policy in promot
ing the cause of "peace and preventing
wars. I have always maintained that
our own country should take a lead
ing part in this work, and hope for
your organization the greatest degree
"Very respectfully, T. E. Burton."
SMALL CROWD TO
They talk of Cooperation
and Socialism to Court
When an entertainment something
besides -a brass band or a medicine
show is advertised as free, with no
collection to be taken, it is pretty sure
that few persons will venture, espe
cially of a Saturday night. This was
proved painfully true Saturday night,
when Sydney Newnes Hiillyard and
Grace Tanquary Hillyard spoke to a
handful of El Pasoans at the court
house. t '
But if the'masses had been there, the
two strange visitors would have talked
far over many heads, so, perhaps, it
was better so. Mr. and Mrs. Hillyard
are apostles of the socalled new
thought, members of the Temple Co
operative colony, of Halcyon, Cal.. and
their joint talk, before that handful of
citizens, was perhaps the best thing
of Its I kind ever heard in El Paso.
- Those who expected to find freaks in
the persons of the two tempelites were
disappointed. They were dressed as or
dinary mortals, but spoke, not as ordi
nary mortals, but in the most perfect
of English. Mr. Hillyard, a young
Englishman, is a college man, ar
ihows It- His wife is a former Den
newspaper woman, of the tlntelectual
type of woman without the eccentricu
His hair was not long, nor was her
The Hlllyards did not occupy more
than an hour of the minute audience's
time. But they said a great deal in
a quiet, modest aw.y without any wav
ing of hands, or loud exortations. They
only touched in a general way on the
creeds of the 50 persons composing the
Temple colony, of their belief in sym
bolism, in cooperation of life, of tele
pathy. Nothing that was said would
jar upon the average thinker of today,
except, perhaps, a few, predictions,
which, through their explanations,
were possible enough.
Although they did not explain about
themselves personally, Mr. Hillyard is
conductor of the educational work of
the temple. His wife edits one of the
colony periodicals. He is a Socialist
She is an Episcopalian. By this it
may be seen that the Temple destroys
no individuality. In which It differs
from other colonization attempts of the
age. The Hlllyards are making a tour
at their own expense. They do not
ask people to join their colony. Their
work, they explain, is more of a gen
eral educational campaign to encour
age people to think, especially of the
cooperation of life.
The Killyards did not appear to be
discouraged by their almost failure in
El Paso. They seemed quite content
to talk to the few. In all their unique
appearance may be summed up in the
LAWYERS FEIST 01 FOOD 10
ORATORY; ALSO DRINK A BIT
Douglas, Ariz., Feb. 7. Today Is the
date for the examination of candidates
who desire to be census enumerators.
16 applicants are before the civil ser
vice board, of which C. C. Thomason
Is the -local head. The pay is six
dollars a day.
Seventh Annual Banquet of
El Paso Bar Association
Attended Largely on Sat
Seven years ago, so the story goes,
difficulty was exDerienced in securing
a jury in the 34th district court, so
11 jurors were chosen from among j
members of the legal profession and to
fill the twelfth seat, Charles Beisswen
ger, who used to serve them "Dutch"
lunches, was accepted, and they ren
dered a verdict, but none of them seem
to remember what the verdict was.
However, they were paid for their
service and received scrip for their
labors. Now lawyers are not used to4
handling scrip and, not knowing what
to do with the paper, decided to pool
It and have a banquet and so the first
banquet of the Bar association was
started with a scrip fund seven years
Saturday night at the St. Regis ho
tel, the Bar association, increased in
numbers more than 20 fold, held its
seventh annual banquet Some of the
old timers were present, but there were
many young, new faces in the midst
of the jolly disciples of Blackstone.
There were speeches, for lawyers love
to talk even as they like to eat, and
some of them were not impartial to
the liquid refreshments served in con
junction with the edibles which
weighted down the three large tables
In the dining room where president
Taft breakfasted on the memorable oc
casion of nis meeting with president
Cnpt. Benll Toaatmaster.
Capt. T. J. Beall presided as toast
master and, unlike his predecessors at
these banquets, did not change his title
to that 6f roastmaster, for the grid
iron was but little in evidence. He
commenced by telling those present
that he was glad to be present and they
assured him that he was not the only
one. Then he told a story of a Ken
tuckian arrested in Pittsburg, who
was anxious to get back to Kentucky,
where he could fight in peace.
Following this, he spoke of a Metho
dist who had joined another church,
but objected to the preacher's Teading
from his notes, saying: "If the preach
er prepares his sermons before hand,
the devil will know what he is going to
say and beat him to it; If he just gets
up and speaks as he feels, he does not
know what he is going to say until he
starts and the devil certainly does not
know what he will say, so the preacher
has the best of it." The inference was
that Capt. Beall had not prepared a set
speech; that the devil did not know
what he was going to say, and he didn't
know what the devil to say.
Young Men Speak.
Robert T. Neill, who has been county
judge on one or two memorable occa
sions when the regular incumbent has
been absent from the city, replied to
the toast, "The Junior Bar." He said
that the young men were aiming to
follow in the wavering, not to say tot
tering or staggering, footsteps of their
elders. Turney and Burges had gained
control of the only water wagon In
town and would not let Brack, who
came down from New Mexico, ride upon
it. The mayor wanted to ride, but
Turney and Burges declined to let
him. But now, he said, Capt. Brack
Is riding and Turney and Burges are
keeping close to him to keep from get
ting their feet wet.
E. T. Moore's toast was "The El Paso
Bar." Mr. Moore let it be understood
that the bar of which he was speaking
was composed of the legal fraternity.
He said that he believed the bar needed
no defence. He said he was one of the
younger members of the bar whose
trials and tribulations were due chietly
to the lack of trials. He paid tribute
to the men who had blazed the way of
the legal profession in El Paso and' to
those who had followed in their foot
steps. Judge Eylar Speaks.
Then came county juage A. S. Eylar,
who it Is noticed, has dropped one of
his initials. He said In replying to the
toast, "Respect for tile Court": In
these strenuous times of reforms, hold
ing court is, for a county judge, a re
laxation, as a county judge in these
days In Texas -must be an expert in
removing boils, bunions and ingrown
toenails and recently people had gone
to him to have teeth extracted. He said I
that he did not believe it necessary to
speak of respect for the court, for he
knew that such respect had prevented
bloodshed, even though judge Falvey
had once adjourned court to see what
would happen. He further said that
It had been remarked that the time
would come when lawyers, Instead of
studying the law in the case would
ascertain the tastes of the judge pre
siding and then propose a toast to "the
judge who agrees -with us."
Goggrln on Justice.
Former judge J. M. Goggin was called
upon to reply to the toast, "Lawyers,
Ministers of Justice, Not Injustice." He
said: "It grieves me to think that
lawyers will, even In a snirit of lest.
say that their business Is to serve the
Interests of their clients regardless dJ
justice, for the first business of a law
yer is to see that justice is done and
then to serve his client There never
was a greater fallacy uttered than 'the
voice of the people Is the voice of God.'-
Lawyers should and do stand for jus
tice when people try to set it aside.
The courts may err, but the fact that
the lawyers bow "to the opinions of
the courts show that they are good
"I was originally chosen to answer to
the toast, 'The Older Members of the
Bar,' and I want to paj' tribute to them.
I know that young lawyers sometimes
know more laws than the older mem
bers. It Is really wonderful the know
ledge the young lawyers'have. I know
they know these things because I have
examined them recently.
"A lawyer should never forget that
he Is a member of the noblest profes
sion in life and lawyers have accom
plished more for this country than all
the other professions combined."
Capt Brack Heard Prom.
This was the last toast on the pro
gram, but was Insufficient to satisfy
the appetites of those who like to hear
others talk nearly as well as they like
to talk themselves. Capt. J. A. Brack
was then called and said:
"Friends, Romans and Countrymen -The
eatin' was good, the speakin' was
good, and the drinkin was good, especi
ally the water, because it was furnished
by the receiver of the International
"Water company, for whom I am the
attorney. "I do not know which is
worse, a fool or a knave, but I amin
clined to decide in favor of the knave,
for you can get rid of him while the
fool comes back like a boomerang and
strikes you in the back while you are
turning the corner. I was born in a
log cabin and if the government would
stop building warships and use the
money for building log fcabins, we
would have more big men, for a man
cannot be great unless he was born in
a log cabin."
W. H. H. Llewellyn, of Las Cruce3,
fondly spoke of his home town as a
suburb of El Paso, and said they were
always glad to have El Paso lawyers
there and without exception all that
he had met there were gentlemen and
'iHam "Ward f ak.
R. H. "Ward, who came here a few
months ago from San Antonio, said
that this was the first bar banquet he
had attended in El Paso, but he hoped
he would attend many more. He de
clared that a lawyer was the only man
who could be deprived of his right to
make a living without a trial by jury
and he had but two remedies one
was an appeal and the other was to go
to the corner grocery and get drunk.
Former judge J. A. Buckler then re
cited a story of an Italian who had
studied law by reading a book while
employed as janitor in a lawyer's office
and, finishing his story exhibited a map
of the streets leading away from the
St Regis to enable the guests to get
"W. H. Burges was not Inclined to
talk, which Is not remarkable consider
ing the fact that he recently engaged
in a two hour speech before a jury dn
the Carpenter case. He said that un
der the new vagrancy law most of the
lawyers were vagrants. Then he In
vited all lawyers who could, o be pres
ent at the next meeting of the Texas
State Bar association, which will be
held at San Angelo the first Monday
and Tuesday In July, 1910.
Members of the Juarez bar were then
requested to speak, but Maury Kemp
announced that they had been com
peled to leave in order to catch the last
car for home, so the merry meeting ad
journed sine die.
Those present were: P. E. Gardener,
W. J. Bryan. J. J. Murphy, P. H. Clarke,
"W. H. Fryer. Bob Holliday, Adrian
Poole, Maurice McKelllgon, D. Storms,
C. P. Johnson, "W. B- Bull, C. A. Kin
kel, Robt. Neill, TV. H. Winter, T. A.
Faivey. U. S. Goen, J. H. McBroom, P.
B, Price, Geo. Estes, TV. T. Owen, J. E.
Bowen, Jos. M. Nealon, E- B. McClln
tock; TValter Scott, TV. M. Peticolas, C
TV. Marshal, John Dyer, Ballard Cold
well, Maury Kemp, Sam Glllett Tom
Lea, Harris "Walthall, J. I. Drlscoll, Jose
Escontrias, of Juarez, TV. D. Howe, E. B
Elfers, A. S. Eylar, TV. B. TVare, Jay
Good, E. H. TVatson, Frank Morris, A.
M. Walthall, G. R. Lessing. J. A- Brack,
J. M. Goggin, T. J. Beall, J. A. Buckler,
M. W. Stanton, Dan M. Jackson, R.
Hamilton "Ward, Victor C. Moore. J. A.
Gillette, of Alpine, Maj. TV. H. H.
Llewellyn, of Las Cruces, R. F. Burges,
TV. H. Burges, Volney M. Brown, E. T.
Moore, J. PieTSon, of Dallas, Atlas
Jones, J- H. Synott, Boykin, Sam M
Thompson. I. C. Dempsey, M. Nagle, S.
P. TVeisIger, TV. TV. Bridger3.
A UNION LABOR NOTES.
4- -i'3" 4'
As significant of the development of
unionism In Texas, the El Paso local
Typographical union Sunday afternoon
decided to affiliate with the Texas State
Federation of Labor. The local union
Is one of the last in the state to take
Also at Sunday's meeting" endorse
ment of certain International officers
were made. "William Reilly, of Dallas,
was nominated for president. A new
local committee on union label Is com
posed of H. S. Maple, chairman, C. TV
Outlaw, J- L. Tucker and H. M. Walker.
The newly organized Carpenters
union No. S27,vwhich meets every Fri
day, has glectea officers as follows:
President, T. E. Worsham; vice presi
dent, V- A. Lane; recording secretary,
L. G. Macy, financial secretary. R C
Light; treasurer, Troop Spencer; con
ductor, F. C. Standish; warden, TV. C.
Smith; auditors, John Martina, W. Bu
"Cain, E. L. Radford; trustees, F. Gil
more, F. A. Merrill, J. W. Cull. The
new union, the Second to be organized
In El Paso, now is composed of 133
members, although only 90 men were
present at the first meeting.
A special meeting of the Central La
bor union will be held tonight. Im
portant business will be discussed.
ALPINE PEOPLE "WITNESS
Alpine, Tex., Feb. 7. A runaway
was witnessed by a large crowd oi
people on Main street recently, when a.
horse being driven to a delivery wagon
by Nevill McDonnel, became irigateaed
near the Alpine lumber yard. Alter
knocking down a few tie rsoks and
gallery posts near the sidawalka, the
wagon was left mixed up with tne
other wreckage and the horse coatln
ued down the srtreet, finally cllmbingr
over an automobile and on to the ce
ment walk. Mr. McDonnel was not in
jured. A. L. Hanson and party o Narsr
Yorkers arrived In Alpine reeently in
their big auto on their trip from 2r
York to California,
Messrs. W. M. Stockwell and T. T.
Lay of El, Paso spent a few days ita.
C. H. Pehl and family of Llaoo, Toe,
have moved to Alpine, where they will
reside in future.
J. W. Barnhart and family hawo
moved to Alpine from Ft. Hancock.
Mr. Barnhart formerly resided here,
being connected with the raflroad.
Arthur Mitchell and H. E. Miadletoa,
of Maxfa, were visitors in Alphw lately.
SIERRA BLAXOA NEWS
NOTES AND PERSONALS
Sierra Blanca, Texas, Feb. 7 Dr. C.
McBeth has purchased from Geo. Lackey
5668 acres of land, 45 miles north of
F. A. Clark has resumed work. In the
telegraph office here after two months
absence, acting relief agent for the G,
H. & S. A.
Dr. C. A. McBeth has completed his
cottage on the hill and Is moving into
A. B. Paschell, of the T. O. ranch, was
at El Paso recently.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C Love were here
from their river ranch recently.
Jno. Parrott went to El Paso recently
to arrange to take the census in this
Hardy Mershon Is here from Van
Horn visiting friends.
A Fine Time To Work Out
the Food Problem
The wide spread "shriek" about high
prices for meat will induce people to plan
meals with more reason and better judg
ment of food strength and cost,
Man?- of our strong men, (College Ath
letes and others, learned from actual exper
ience that a vegetarian diet produced better
results than a diet including meat.
Many famous names appear in the
vegetarian list. Names whose owners are
champions and prize winners in their cho
sen field of athletics.
After all the argument for and against
any particular kind of diet, the question can
best be solved for the individual by personal
Certain it is that those who have never
tried it, have some facts to learn by break
fasting this way:
either fresh or stewed
A dish of
A cup of some hot beverage
Postum Tea Cocoa
or Hot Milk
some bread and butter
and there you are
for a strong
man, day worker or Brain Worker.
Looks "thin" you say. Our word for
it, you will reach lunch time fully sustained
food well digested head clear and ready
for the noon-day meal.
Where is the sustaining power? You
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Must be economical Grape-Nuts.
Must be guaranteed under the Pure
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