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Monday, February 7, 1910.
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Purchases From Mexico
THE fact that American trade with Mexico is increasing rapidly, is noted with
much satisfaction by the consular bureau of the United States government,
and it publishes a bulletin showing the large shipments into one Texas city
alone of articles of commerce that would ordinarily be classed as uncommon. The
traffic in these articles indicates how the business in general is growing between
the two countries, for, if the trade is so extensive in one town in these three un
common articles chile, hats and wax then the general trade between the two
countries must be tremendous. Says the bulletin:
A single business -house in San Antonio imported Mexican .palm-leaf hats of
the most common description to -rjhe amount of 85.000 United States currency last
year, and the result xf the venture was so successful that -the firm expects to dou
ble, the amount of its .purchase the coming year. The hats are manufactured in
Tehanntcpec, Leon. Puebla, and the federal district.
The red- Mexican chile is also in great demand, the American having found
it impossible to grow a chile -with the picante flavor belonging to the Mexican
variety. Through the San Antonio customs house alone there passed in the last
fiscal year Mexican chiles to the value of $79,840 gold, and large shipments are
also sent by -way of the other border towns. It is stated that the demand in the
United States is at present greater than Mexico is able to supply, the chile in
question being shipped for the most part from the frontier states.
Candelilla -wax also is in great demand in the United States for the manufac
ture of candles, varnish, phonograph disks, electric insulators, etc., and sells at
from 44 to 56 cents gold.per kilo (2.2 pounds). This plant is produced chiefly in
the states of Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Jalisco, -Xuevo Leon, Puebla, San Luis t
Potosi, Sinaloa, TamauHipas, SonoTa, Zacatecas. and the territory of Baja Califor
nia, and the yield is from half a ton to two-tons per acre.
The following report from consul L. J. Keena of Chihuahua indicates the in
creasing shipment of cattle from Mexico to this country:
During the first 11 months of 1909 there were 90.981 head, of cattle exported
from the state of Chihuahua to the United States by -way of El Paso, Tex., while
the total number for December is estimated at over 12,000. The total for 190S
was 86,000. The average 'prices, United States currency, paid for cattle during
1909 were 5 for yearlings, ?5.50 for 2yearolds, $7 for 3yearolds, and ?8 for
4vearolds up. In the late buying for spring delivery the price of each of these four
classes shows an advance of about 50 cents. C
Early in 1908 the state government approximated the number of range cattle
in the state as 947.000.
"In Little Old New York" write some of the newspaper heaolinemen, trying
to show a familiarity with a place they have never seen, just like the Rough Rider
who was never a Rough Rider -always spoke of the ex-president as Teddy.
A man in Mexico City got hold of a keg of varnish and got on a respectable
jag with it. After drinking mescal and pulque, such a beverage ought to be real
The principal answer to all this talk
that the men who have the things to sell
lion is "What are you going to do about
GAMBLING is going on in El Paso in more than one place, or The Herald has
been misinformed on many occasions.
Repeated communications, some of them anonymous, have come to this
paper that poker games are being conducted in certain saloons in the city two of
them prominent and to some of the communications the names of the writers
have been signed. Only Saturday, the last statement was made by a railroad
man who said that he had played at the games in two of the best known saloons
in the city. In one instance at least The Herald is in possession of information as
to how to get into the place the iiocks that are necessary, etc.
In one case, the man who conducts the saloon, has been arrested previously
for violating the law, but escaped on promise of "being good" in future. Such a
man deserves the limit of punishment provided by the state law if he is guilty
and if he is not guilty of allowing such games to be conducted about his place, and
selling liquor unlawfully, after hours and on Sundays, he has a lot of enemies
knocking him, for these reports have not come once or twice to The Herald but
If the officers are not able to put a stop to these games, The Herald will be
compeled again as it did two years ago when it collected and published informa
tion against Sunday law violators to put its own men' on the cases and print the
names of the gamblers and those frequenting the places. The Herald has re
strained from this, thinking that the officials of the law would soon put a stop to
the practice, but the games are still operating and no arrests have been made.
The Herald has believed that the officers of the law would enforce it and has
therefore not interfered, but, to allow the gamblers to get a foothold in the
city even in this manner, means that they will-get bolder and bolder until wide
open gambling is again resorted to.
They must be stopped; the gambler and the saloon law violator must be
taught that El Paso will not tolerate them any further.
Henry Kelly is lined up for the coming primaries where he always Ijnes up
with Henry Kelly.
Conductor Cook seems to have been well done by the Mexican officials at
Roller skating has become sopopular at Aguascalientes Mexico, that Federico
Bouvi is completing a new circular ring for racing. Bully for Federico.
The Mexican government has granted a concession to Flavio Gonzalez to ex
ploit over 100,000 acres of oil and gas fields in Lower California. A slick, windy
It is stated that the refinancing of the Guatemalan debt in New York pro
vides for placing the country on a gold basis and the establishment of a central
bank in Guatemala City. Gradually the silver standard is going glimmering.
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Is it fair that the big, strongTJnited States government should prosecute 11
poor, defenceless cans of opium? if is going to be done right here in El Paso, and
It's a crying shame- A new law has caused it all, and it is a matter of life and
aeath with the 11 cans. The cans are going to be tried all at once. With fine
legal sarcasm "a hearing" has been set for April 4. The United States' attorney
will have a whole lot to -say, and the 11 cans will remain mute. No lawyer has
teen secured for the cans.
to subscribe for
The Herald should
beware of lmpos
ters and should
not pay money to
anyone unless he
can show that he
is legally author
ized to receive it
about why is the cost of living so high is
can get their prices,
The principal ques-
In El Paso
SHE was tired of washing dishes, and she breathed her fervent wishes that she
had a shining motor and some diamonds and a yacht; she was tired of seeing
neighbors who, immune from sordid labors, seemed to live a round of pleas
ure, seemed to have no other thought. He -was tired of selling trousers in tne rag
store, while carousers scooted past in lightning-wagons, burning money as they
went; he was 0 so tired of slaving! Tired of rustling and oi
saving, tired of dreaming he had millions, just to" wake with
WEARY out a cent! And a million more are weary of the treadmill
PEOPLE life so dreary, and they wring their hands and murmur
as the rich go scooting by; and they say the (world's injus
tice soon or late is sure to bust us, for it's -wrong that some
eat cabbage while their neighbors live on pie. In a slick and sly and stealthy way
I've interviewed the wealthy and they never seemed so happy they had joy to give
away; they -were badgered they were hurripd, they were bored and grieved and
worried, arid I do not know a Croesus iwho's not prematurely gray. If the rich
dame had her wishes you might see her washing dishes in a cunning little cottage
with a figtree near the door; if her husband had the chances he'd be selling vests
and pantses in the cut price rags department of the Gold Brick Clothing store.
Capyrlght, 1909, by George Matthews a
Washington, D. C, Feb. 7. Whenever
the house is not busy representative
James Thomas McDermott, of Chicago
may be found hovering near one of
the telegraph offices In the capitol.
"Mac, said a member ot the house,
"you must send more telegrams than
any other member of congress. Every
time I pass this way I find you at
the telegraph office."
"You've got the wrong dope," replied
Mr. McDermott. "I am out here be
cause I just naturally cannot keep
away from the wires. I have to get
near a sounder every once in a while,
just as a sailor goes down and looks
at the sea when he is on shore leave.
"Being a member of congress is a
side line -with me. although I like it
well enough to keep working at It.
My real business is telegraphing, an.d
what I don't know about it Isn't worth
knowing. I guess I ought to, for I've
been in the business ever since I knew
how to wolk.
"I began as a messenger boy when
I was 12 years old. When I and the
rest of the boys ran out of dime nov
els I used to study a code book. li
nally I became more Interested in
pounding the brass than in reading
blood curdling tales, and the first thing
I knew I was behind the counter re
ceiving and sending and bossing the
I kids around in great shape. They
couian t iooi me, Decause Knew uieir
job from A to Z. I kept on telegraph
ing until I made the race for congress
in 1906. I'll keep on congressing as
long as my district agrees, and then
I suppose It will be back to the keys
(From The Herald
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NO JURY SECURED TO TRY
MAN WHO KILLED HARDIN
The Hardin killing case was taken up
in the district court yesterday after
noon, and of the 89 jurymen summoned
only two were accepted. They are C.
F. White and L. C. Worden.. Today
another special venire of 80 is being
The hook and ladder company had a
rousing meeting last night, 2S of the
S3 members being present.
The board of education met last night
and revised the rule relative to cor
pqral punishment, so that it may be
used if found absolutely necessary.
The revival at the First Methodist
church last night was well attended,
there being two new additions to the
The Texas & Pacific was several
hours late this morning,"wlng to
heavy travel from the east. The S. P.
waited and left at noon, carrying 12
coaches, hauled by two engines.
T. Concho hag organized a Mexican
military band from the Mexican mem
bers of the McGinty band.
HOW LONG SHOULD IT
The Girl on the Stage
The problem of how long It should
take a woman to dress has puzzled the
world from the beginning. No record
has been made of it in history, and
there is, so .far as we have yet learned,
no authority as to whether or not
Adam became "peeved" at the time
it required Eve to don her fig leaf be
fore they went apple hunting In the
Garden of Eden. In modern times, as
well as ancient, it seems to be an idio
syncransy with the fair sex to keep
masculine escorts waiting whether it
pleases the men or not. Cleopatra real
ly required only a few seconds to ar
ray herself to receive callers, but she
rushed quickly into the favor of An
thony after having kept him waiting
while she garbed herself in a few laces
and gauze and jewels for the recep
tion. 14 is the same today. Modern women
take their own time to dress, no mat
ter in what hurry the brother, hus
band or lover may be to reach the
theater or ball.
"Hurry up, dear, the cab is waiting,"
does not appear to have the least ef
fect upon their efforts.
"The proper time for arraying one
self for, say, an evening at the thea
ter, is one hour," says the society "wo
man. "No woman who values and un
derstands the art of making herself
Butler Ames, of Massachusetts,
a member of the house, who has just
announced himself as a candidate for
the senate to succeed senator Lodge,
does not devote all Ifis lime to politics.
He is an inventor. Just now he is di
viding his time "between his efforts to
retire senator "Lodge to private life
and the perfection of an aeroplane.
Mr. Ames Is an enthusiastic automo
bilist. Not finding anything in the
market that suited his taste in the mat
ter of speed, he built a machine.
One day he invited a member of the
house to ride down town with him in
thfe home-made automobile. The mem
ber was high in his praise of the ma
chine, and expressed a desire to take
a long ride with Mr. Ames sometime.
"I'll be glad to take you along some
day," said Mr. Ames. "I shall have
to ask you to wait a few days, though.
I am tuning the machine up now and
am very much disappointed with It.
I had it out on the road yesterday,
and the best I could get out of It was
75 miles an hour. It really ought to
do 90. When it is running smoothly
I'll let you know and we will go out
and enjoy ourselves."
The member, who, incidentally, has
a high regard for each and every one
of his limbs and who desires to remain
in congress for the rest of his life,
is now spending most of his time keep
ing out of Mr. Ames's "way. He has
no desire to travel over" the highways
at 90 miles an hour, but he does not
want to lose caste with Mr. Ames by
expressing his fears.
of this date, 1S36)
A.g o l
The McGinty band practices ''tonight.
The mystery surrounding the dis
appearance of Col. A. J. Fountain Is
There will be a dance at Fort Bliss
tonight, which will be attended by
several young folk from the city.
Stanley Bevan, foreman of the hook
and ladder company, a prominent Ma
son and member of the McGinty band,
was married last night to Miss Helen
M. Evans, Rev. L. R. Milllcan perform
ing the ceremony.
Capt. A. J. Stevens returned from
Monterey this morning.
Col. B. F. Hammett has returned to
St. Louis, but it is expected that he
Willi come back to El Paso to make his
Capt H. K. Parker, of Silver City, is
in town on business. v
Charles O'Bannon, a prominent man
ufacturer of Chihuahua, is In EI Paso
Metal market Silver.- 67 l-4c; lead,
53.90; copper, 9c; -Mexican pesos, 54c
vs. the Girl in Society.
attractive attempts to dress In less
time than that."
"Six or seven minutes," says the act
ress. "Anyone can do it in that time,
and often less, and we look just as
beautiful as any who occupy the boxes
as a rule."
Who Is right? One dresses for the
pleasure of it; the other does it all in
the day's work. Who is the more quali
fied to speak on the subject? Are the
society women who assert that an7 hour
Is the shortest period in which they
can accomplish the donning of their
feminine garments, or the girls who
wear eight or 10 different costumes
during the course of two hours and a
half, to have the final say in this much
Dress In Six Minutes.
There Is such a wide divergence be
tween the estimate of these authorities
that to those whose morning gown re
quires an hour's adjustment the matter
of robing or disrobing a principal or
chorus girl may offer unique sugges
tions. Certainly husbands who wait
and suffer will be interested In "how
to dress in six or seven minutes."
.Jessie Stoner, prima donna, who gives
ig. Kciiiuuui upinion. several ot me
chdrus girls, who have even more
changes to make during the perform
anpe of the opera, add their assertions
THE NEW ORLEANS I
1 , CARNIVAL. I FreaB,
MARDI GRAS INTRODUCED IN 1827 JZZZlL ;
THE New Orleans carnival, which
begins today and will end to
morrow night, is the oldest in
stitution of the kind in the United
States. That of Havana Is probably
older, and similar celebrations in other
parts of Latin America may claim a
still greater priority, but they are all
of different character. They share the
popular, spontaneous, unorganized bent
of the Italian festivities on the day
preceding Lent, whereas New Orleans'
carnival is French by origin, and re
sembles if it resembles anything that
First Mardi Gras. k
The observance of Mardi Gras was
Introduced into the Cresfcent city in
1S27, by some young Louisianians on
their return from the French capital,
where they had been sent to complete
They organized a street procession of
maskers, somewhat primitive no doubt,
but sufficient of a novelty in those
early days -of the city to prove a great
success. Every year thereafter the ex
periment was repeated, and each time
grew In popularity. But the celebra
tion was then quite different from what
it is now.
The maskers provided their own cos
tumes, there was no preliminary or
ganization, the participants were, for
the most part, on foot, and the music,
if there were such, was hired by private
subscription on the part of each little
coterie of paraders. Generally, the
festivities came to an end with a ball
at the St Louis hotel or the Salle
d'Orleans, at which only the elite of the
aristocratic old city' was present
Evolution of Carnival.
From these beginnings the evolution
of the New Orleans carnival may be
traced along two well defined lines,
quite distinct one from the other,
though related in their common object.
Ttie first is the development of the
open-air pageantry, which is the chief
attraction of the carnival for visitors
to the city; and the other Is the per
fecting of the unique system of masked
balls which is the main feature of the
carnival for the people of New Or
leans. The idea of the parades was first
worked out in Mobile, Alabama, In 1831,
and was thence transplanted to New
Orleans in 1839. In the latter year an
immense cock, over six feet high, rode
in a carriage at the head of the mask
ers, and delighted the crowd with
stentorian crowing. Nothing more am
bitious seems to have been attempted
till 1S57, when the carnival, as New
Orleans knows It today, came into ex
istence with the organization of the
Mystic Krewe of Comus.
Comus, which still exists, the oldest
And probably the most important, so
cially, of the New Orleans carnival so
cieties, selected as the subject of its
first pageant Milton's "Paradise Lost."
After the parade the organization gave
a ball at the Varieties theater, in con
junction with which a series of tableaux
was presented illustrating such sub
jects as "The Diabolic Powers" and
"The Expulsion from Paradise."
The second of the carnival organi
zations was the Twelfth Night Revel
ers, which came into existence in 1S70.
It gives an annual ball at the French
opera house. Two other important car
nival organizations are the Knights
of Momus and the Krewe of Proteus,
the former organized in 1S72, the lat
ter in 18S2. They, with the Krewe of
Comus, always appear on the streets of
New Orleans by night, and after .the
parade entertain on a lavish scale at
the inevitable ball at the French opera
The daytime pageant of the New
Orleans carnival is provided by the Rex
organization. It has the largest mem
bership, spends the most money and
claims a certain pre-eminence in car
nival affairs. Its "king" is king of the
carnival; Its "queen" Is the queen of
the carnival. Rex was organized in
I 1872. The maskers who had filled the
streets at Mardi Gras with their gaudy
costumes, were In that year assembled
in one organization for the entertain
ment of the Russian grand duke Alexis,
then a visitor to New Orleans, and the
bond of union thus farmed was suffi
ciently strong to hold the members in
the federation, which came eventually
to be the most picturesque of the whole
In addition to these -societies there
are some six or eight Important or
ganizations which make no street dis
play, but limit their efforts to giving an
annual ball at the French opera house.
Of these, allusion has been made to
the oldest, the Twelfth Night Revel
lers. The others, lisfed in order of
seniority, are Aalanteans, Oberon, Ner
eus. Mythras, Falstaffians and Olym
pians. At these balls the members of the
organizations appear In mask, and the
first four dances are reserved for them
and for their partners exclusively; af
ter which the floor Is open to the other
guests. To be asked to share in the
maskers' dance is one of the proudest
honors of the society women in New
At these balls one memeber of the
organizations is always selected to pre
side as "king." The throne is shared
by some young woman, usually a debu
tante, called the "queen." To wear the
tinsel crown of the Atlanteans, or of
Mythras, or some other of the minor
socieities is an Important event in the
life of any young woman in New Or
leans; while to be "queen" of Comu3,
to the argument that the society wom
en are wrong.
Miss S,toner Is seen on the stage in
a simple gown, apparently unconscious
of time, while she jests with a dra
matic critic. Six minutes laiter she is
singing in another equally becoming
costume with the chorus. In another
act she is seen in still a different cos
tume. It is to this she makes the fast
est change. The time she is allowed
ds just five minutes.
Miss Etta Lockhart enters her dress
ing room in street gown, and in eight
minutes she appears on the stage in
Chorus Breaks Record.'
It remains for the chorus girls to
break these records. They have to be
dressed wdth absolute correctness. So
ciety -women who require one hour
make no excuses for lack of proper
gowning of the chorus girl.
The layman may insist that the
gowns are only "hung" and are not
built as substantially as street clothes,
but quite the reverse is true in both
cases, for a modiste was never more
Proteus or Momus, is to score a tri
umph of dazzling brilliancy.
Queen of Carnival.
All these distinctions, however, pale
before the honor of the "queen of the
carnival," the occupant of Rex's throne
and the recipient of the homage of all
Generally, queen and maids are chos
'en from the families of members of
the organization. This rule has been
occasionally violated, as, for instance
when Winnie Davis, "the Daughter of
the Confederacy," was chosen to pre
side over one of the carnival balls.
Miss Davis had no relatives in the
carnival organization which made her
Its "queen," but her case is not looked
upon as establishing a precedent.
The "king" is always some member
of the organization who has been long
In service. His identity is made known
to the whole membership, in the case
of all the organizations save Rex, only
on the night of the entertainment.
Rex, which gives two pageants, one
today and one tomorrow, has two kings,
whose identity is revealed to the mem
bers just before the pageants start.
"The King of the Carnival" is the
monarch who will preside over the Rex
festivities tomorrow. His name Is
eventually made publicj by the New
Orleans newspapers, and Is the only
one in connection with the carnival
which Is thus revealed, all the other
"kings" remaining unknown so far as
the public In general Is concerned.
The beautiful jewels worn by the
carnival kings and queens, made abroad
and costing $400 or $500 per set, become
the personal property of the wearers
the gift of the organizations.
The Society Balls.
In order to understand what the
carnival balls are, two points must be
borne in mind. The first is, the es
sentially private character of these en
tertainments. The societies consider
that the parades are for the public, but
the balls are for themselves. Invita
tions are therefore hard to procure and
are highly valued.
The other point is, that these carni
val balls are the descendants of the
old "king parties" popular in colonial
Louisiana, and Btill enjoyed in the
rural parts of the states. In these
scattered communities, where the week
end dance is the main amusement, it is
customary to crown some young man
"king," who Is thereby put under obli
gation at a similar ball within a speci
fied time. These continue until the
advent of Lent puts an end to such
The average carnival society has be
tween 250 and 400 members, and the
dues range from $25 to $100. There
are probably less than 3000 men whose
time, money and brains make and pay
for the New Orleans carnival. They
represent the most exclusive circles
in the city. Who they are is a matter
of speculation, as the names of the
members aTe jealousy guarded. In
fact, everything about the carnival is
kept a profound secret, partly be
cause It is necessary to make the pa
geants effective; but also because the
mystery whets the enjoyment of the
Mnsk.ers Are Prolmsent.
The maskers upon the cars in the
carnival processions are the rich, prom
inent and exclusive citizens of New
Orleans. It is sometimes hard for the
visitor to understand that elderly busi
ness men, bankers, brokers, noted law
years and judges should be willing to
don the mask and costume and undergo
the fatigue of a carnival parade, but
such Is the fact.
On the carnival parades and the balls
of the six or eight minor societies, New
Orleans spends from $150,000 to $175,
000. The average pagent costs from
$13,000 to $20,000. These sums are
drawn almost exclusively from the
pockets of the members.
In addition to the dues, every mem
her appearing in mask at the opera
house balls is expected to present flow
ers and souvenirs to the young wo
men with whom he dances, which, to
gether with the expense of carriages
and suppers, seldom amount to less
than $100 for the evening's entertain
ment. Pageant Floats.
For many years the chief carnival
pageants were designed by B. A. Wiks
trom, the New Orleans artist who died
in New York last year while at work
on the Hudson river pageant. The
finest floats are made by one firm, .
father and his sons. In their huge
workshops on the outskirts of New
Orleans the work goes on rapidly
throughout the year, two or three cars
being completed every week, so that
within eight months the Comus, Pro
teus. Rex and Momus cars are all
It is the fact that nowhere else
in the world can workmen equally
ingenious be found to , undertake this
sorb of labor, that makes the New Or
leans carnival unique. In fact, the
failure of attempt after attempt to
imitate these pageants has led to the
curious practice of other cities buying
the cars after they have been used In
Rex gets back some of the money It
spends this way; but the other large
organizations do not sell their cars,
nor make any attempt to carry over
from year to year anything of import
ance. Vast throngs flock to New Or
leans to see the carnival pageants. The
number is conservatively estimated at
100,000, and the money left In the city
by this army of sightseers aggregates
an Immense sum probably over $1,
500,000. Tomorrow Meeting of Clay Workers.
particular with" her patrons in society
than the' wardrobe mistress whose
charges are responsible to her for their
dressing. The' problem still remains.
"How long should it take a woman to
PUBLIC SPIRITED PORTALES.
From Santa Fe UN. M.) New Mexican.
The El Paso Herald, too, recognizes
the public spirit of Portales, which
the New Mexica.n the other day held
up as an exampVe to Santa Fe in an
argument for a consolidation of the
commercial bodies. Says The Herald:
"The right spiHt is shown by the
people of Portales. They are investing
$350,000 in a plait to furnish power
for the surrounding farmers for Irri
gation purposes. and are not making
any fuss about It, e-ither."
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AGAIN THE DOG CATCHER
Editor El Paso Herald:
What does a city represent but the
intelligence and energy of its represen
tative citizenship? Its fine buildings,
uptodate shops, with its beautiful mer
chandise expresses the merchants' ener
gy and progressiveness to meet the
people's needs, and also add to the de
velopment and growth of a city to
take its place and be looked up to and
Its well paved streets, fine lighting;
beautiful parks, public music, theaters.
The Y. M. C. A. and now a Y. W. C. A.
A., are examples of what all right
minded individuals are seeking to carry
out In the development of a city.
Have we neglected anything? Is
there a man or woman In El Paso's
growing midst who would stand forth
to be pointed out as feeling a sense
of shame at the impulse to unloose the
cruel check, stay the brutal blow, light-
en the heavy load, properly shelter,
feed and water the dumb creatures
that are as much our charge as the
helpless criminal behind prison bars?
No city (at least here In freedom's
home) should be without its humane
society. Surely the hand stretched
forth to smooth the pillow of suffer
ing humanity could not withhold Its
saving touch from dumb appealing eyea
of God's lesser crea'tures.
Individual help Is needed to establish
suitable quarters and humane means
of catching dogs. Are we proud of
our city, and would EI Paso be as
pleased in showing vlsito-3 its dog
pound and methods of catching and de
stroying its Inmates, as she would in
showing her beautiful buildings, which
we declare stand for progress? And
yet the awful antiquated condition of
this department of the city's charge
the scavenger's department has an
evil sound to associate wdth anything
that has life, yet it handles the crea
tures. Lame horses, starved horses, high
checked, cruelly lashed horses, are daily
spectacles In' these streets; let the lov
ers of dogs and horses lend their names
and efforts to establishing a society
that will mean practical demonstration
and not merely, as many are doing,
vainly beat the air with lamentations
It ds up to, not only the owners of
fine dogs, but the general public, to
protect the creatures against the city's
present brutal way of handling them.
(Signed) H. J.
HOT TIMES AT SIDLAND.
From Midland (Tex.) Reporter.
The good book teaches us that it
is sometimes hell "to put off what you
ought to do now, and to Midland, no
railroad means just that.
COST OF BOOZE
From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican.
Following the example of the Re
publican El Paso Herald, the Demo
cratic Roswell Dally Record estimates
the cost of booze to the business men
of its community. It says:
"On a fair estimate it probably takes
the entire fruit crop of Chaves county
In an average ytar, to bring in enough
money to pay for the booze brought to
Roswell. Just think, Messrs. Dry Goods
Men, Grocery Men and Merchants In
all lines, what an increase in your busi
ness would result if this money were
spent right here in Roswell. instead of
the breweries and distilleries of the
From Albuquerque (N. M.) .Citizen
Tribune. That official of the United Miners
came mighty close to the truth when
he said the one word "greed" is re
sponsible for most of the lives lost in
mines. And another official was just
as close to the truth when he said if
the law nald fhe owners criminally
responsible for such loss of life, It
would soon decrease. There. Is no
doubt that rigid laws are needed for
the protection of the miners. El Paso
Truly we are making progress. The
above sentiment has been expressed
by nearly every paper In the country
and It shows a trend of public opinion
that will soon force employes of la
lobers to guard the safety of -the
toilers. The people can get anything
they want provided they only want
TO END UFE
Attempts to Drink Poison
After Quarrel With Her
Sunday night shortly after S oclock,
a negress giving the name of "Sis"
Shannon attempted to end her life in
her room at the corner of Third street
and Broadway by taking a dose of
She declared that her lover had gone
away and left her and she wanted to
end herlife. However, a man in the
room at the time knocked the bottle
from her hand as she was pressing It
to her lips and the acid spilled on her
clothing. Dr. A. H. Butler, who at
tendered her, found that none of the
fluid had been swallowed and she was
only sufferingfrom hysteria. When
told that the recreant lover was com
ing, she. soon recovered.
BOYS CHARGED WITH THEFT.
Lester Burnett, 10 years old. and Le
andro Bon I to, two years his senior,
were arrested yesterday and docketed
as suspicious characters. The boys
were charged with having stolen a gold
watch and $6 in money from E. Stev
ens, og 614 San Antonio street. They
admitted the theft and took the detect
ives to the place where they had thrown
the watch away.
ACCUSED OF VAGRANCY.
Marguerite Johnson. Mary Webber.
Mrs. Fagan and Allie Hall were arrested
by Barney Early Sunday, charged with
vagrancy. They will be given a hear
ing at the afternoon session of police
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