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Tlmrsdav, February 10, 1910
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' Stop the Well Digging
TEE city authorities should at once look into the report that property owners
are digging well3 in 'the southern part of the city to supply water to their
Whatever may be the merits of the water controversy, -the sinking of these
wells should not be permitted. The water is bound to be contaminated and danger
ous. The campaign that was waged against the use of the water from the Watts
veil should have been sufficient to educate the people against the danger of using
water from seepage wells and especially wells sunk in the heart of a thickly pop
ulated part of the city. Water from such wells is absolutely dangerous and the
city should not permit the use of a drop of it.
The matter of the justness or the unjustness of the rate now being charged
by the receiver of the water company can be settled in court; that is where it
sbould be settled. If the owners of tenements can convince judge Maxey that hi3
crder is wrong, he vail rescind it, and they will have redress, butv in the mean
time property owners should not be allowed for a minute to endanger the health
of tie city by sinking wells among the hovels in the southern part cf town from
which to serve their tenants with water.
Such wells spread typhoid and many other dangerous diseases; a terrible epi
demic could be brought about by just such a practice.
The wells of the water company known as the Watts wells, down on the river,
are in far less danger from pollution than these wells that are being sunk or which
property owners threaten to sink in the heart of the thickly settled district of the
city, yet the city forces the filtration of the water. It was considered dangerous
until filtered; then how much more dangerous is this water from these wells?
Stop the well digging.
How does your sackcloth set? Is it on straight?
A man lived in El Paso .and Juarez 90 years before he died,
the wonderful climate we have hereabouts.
Abdul Hamid had a reputation while on the throne of having disposed of a
number of troublesome subjects by the strangulation route, which he tried to
work on himself yesterday.
Gov. Campbell might at least have restored the citizenship of that ex-convict
to give justice a chance in a murder trial. It is more than likely that men just
as bad have had their citizenship restored before this in Texas and not when
evidence on an important case was needed either.
Pdrkine Residence Streets
THE Magoffin avenue property owners deserve congratulation on being the
first to begin the parking of their thoroughfare.
The money has been raised for two blocks and the work will be com
menced under the direction of park commissioner Harris on Monday morning.
This work will stand as an example to the property owners on other streets and
should encourage more parking in the residence districts.
As soon as the trees come out in their coating of green and the clover and
grass begin to grow, the beauty of the new proposition will at once impress itself
upon the people in other parts of the city, andthe pioneer improvement of this
kind should act as a stimulus to the work in all sections -of the city.
It will be a pity if the Rio Grande street property owners allow their park
ing work to' go by default, but it begins to look as if that is what would happen.
They still have time and should get busy.
Taft is going to be on ths job when the big hunter gets back home. He is
taking no chances.
Only one more day and then the birthday anniversary of the greatest of all
Commoners Abraham Lincoln.
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There are good Republican lawyers in
crat tnat 30b on the feaeral bench. If
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Need For Girls' School
(HE educators of El Paso all recognize the need for a high class boarding
school for girls. Parents also recognize the need for such a school, and the
movement recently inaugurated for the establishment of an institution of
this kind is going to be heartily supported, from present appearances.
It should receive the support of every person in El Paso, for El Paso needs a
school of this character for the El Paso girls who are now growing up; such a
school will also attract girls here from other sections particularly Mexico, West
Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.
An institution such as is proposed, with the advantages of such a perfect
climate as possessed by El Paso, ought
especially for the winter months. Up there, attending school in the winter is dis
agreeable and even dangerous to girls who attempt to exercise, because of the
extreme cold; down here open air exercise is possible every day in the year, and it is
never cold. Besides this, uch a school would meet the objection to sending EI Paso
girls away to eastern colleges, away from their mothers and family; they could
get the same accommodations at home that they now go east for and the money
spent for their tuition would remain here.
From a commercial standpoint alone, the school should appeal to every El
Pasoan; from a sentimental standpoint it should appeal to every mother and
father in El Paso who has a growing daughter who must be sent off to' school
sooner or later if such a school is not brought to El Paso.
It may be a bad thing to pull off a prize fight, but it is worse to stall around
about it like the Jeff-Johnson promoters have been doing lately.
John Rockefeller, jr., is planning a roof garden for a New York church.
Maybe he is doing it to get to sell the kerosene for lighting it.
The superstitious believe that comets always portend the coming of some great
event Probably those we are seeing now are a warning of the homecoming from
The New York Telegraph says that no credence is,given the report that Gen.
Bingham is to be made police commissioner again. The new mayor could look a
Jon time and not find a better man for the place.
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THERE'S room at the top for the fellow who's bound to land on the summit
some day; tihe trail's pretty rough, and there's holes in the ground, and
there's danger of going astray; 'but the top will be reached, by the strong,
patient soul, who ever is keeping bis eyes on the goal, and always keeps pegging
away. There's trouble to burn in this valley of grief, and the skies are oft sullen
and gray, but a man never finds that it brings him relief to
murmur and grumble and bray; ihe'll find that it lightens his
PEGGING burden of gloom, and chases his grievances clear up the flume,
AWAY if -he only keeps pegging away. It's tough to be poor -when
che insolent rich go past in their carriages gay, to jump from
the highway and into the ditch, avoiding the wheels of their
phay; but you in your auto or carriage may ride, and stir up the dust of a whole
countryside, if you always keep pegging away. The men who are busy miss half
of the woe that's hunting for victims to slay; they get all the cream in this valley
below, while idlers subsist on the wiey; while Fortune kicks others she'll give you
a kiss, you'll win more applause, and you'll know more of bliss, if you always
keep pegging away.
Capyrlght, 1909. by George Matthews a
Washington, D. C, Feb. 10 ""Wherein
under the sun did these Massachusetts
men in congress get their titles-" asked
a member of the house at the congres
sional caucus. The Massachusetts mem
bers were greeting each other effusive
ly by military titles.
"The most military bunch in con
gress comes from the Bay state." de
clared Ernest W. Roberts, one of the
few members from that state who has
not worn epaulets.
There's 'Gus' Gardner, who is al-
ways in the limelight as an insurgent,
Gus' gat his training as a fighter in
the state militia and dn the Spanish-
American war. Hr had been a cantain
I of tin soldiers, but neither false dig
nity nor oodles of wealth prevented him
from going down to fight Spaniards as
a Private But the old title of captain
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oaYT ?UOwerT,flIltam TiXl th,e
person of John W Weeks. John is
a sure enough military man, only he
doesn't work at it.
j.ere s iuu iuucu
money in the brokerage business to
waste time on uniforms. Weeks is a
graduate of the naval academy, but quit
the navy as a younster. He was com
mander of the Massachusetts naval mi-
litia for ten years, and served as a
lieutenant in the volunteer navy during
the Spanish war.
"Butler Ames has the same fighting
blood as his grandfather, general Ben
jamin Butler. If you don't believe It
i ask senator Lodge, who finds Ames
j obstructing his return to the senate.
Ames was graduated rrom west
Point and served in the regular army
for a time. He was identified with
the state militia, and during the Span
ish war rose from the rank of lieut
enant to lieutenant colonel. Ames now
divides his time between, his fight
atfWi wosT? 7
"TKi 3 f jJs---n i
The Boss Of the Establishment
He Decider That a Wife Should Not Open Her Husband's Letters.
fcT". L. B." murmured the Boss's
hJr wife softly. "P. L. B.!"
" She glanced menacingly at
the dining room clock, which had done
her no harm. But it'represented, with
in five minutes, the hour when the Boss
would arrive with a possible explana
tion of the mysterious heiroglyphlcr
which she had been muttering to her
self all day.
The Boss wife took a few nervous
steps up and down the apartment, pat
ted her hair before the mirror and
started as the turning of a latch key
annunced that the Boss was punctual
to his doom as even the most nrocras-
tlnatlng of men have the habit of be-
The Boss was in a bubbling mood. .
"Hello, baby!" he exclaimed joyfully,
as he strode into the littl-e home. And
then, to save his face, as they say in
China, he achieved a cororomise be
j tween sentiment and sense by adding,
"Is dinner ready?"
"Yes, I suppose it is," his wife -answered
with the air of indifferent de
tachment she had been practicing all
"Cheer up," said the Boss exuberant
ly, "I'm starved!"
His wife glanced at him in her most
superior manner. "Men," she reflected,
"are such material creatures," but it
must be remembered that she had been
to an afternoon tea, and having an
nexed five sandwiches and three cups of
her favorite beverage, was not hungry.
The domestic chill did not interfere
with the Boss's appetite. As a matter
of fact, it never did. Love may be
stronger than death and jealousy as
cruel as the grave, but a heaJthy appe
tite occupied with beefsteak and onions
will discount either.
"This is a great dinner!" exclaimed
the Boss, when his partly appeased ap
petite had permitted him to ahcieve the
indifference of speech.
"P. L. B.," rtorted his wife, suddenly
losing her poise and glaring at the
Boss, "P. L. B.!"
The Boss dropped his knife "and fork
and stared wonderingly at her.
"What's the answer?" he asked, in a
"The answer is the answer to that
letter!" retorted his wife angrily as she
produced, seemingly from nowhere, a
scented square of lavender note paper,
and threw it viciously across the table.
"Read that and tell me if you can
TheBoss started as he saw the hand
writing blushed and then, with a great
assumption of dignity, remarked, "I
know what it means without reading
it. It means that you open letters ad
dressed to me!"
"N6w, don't try that on me!" his wife
answered. "You can't sidetrack me in
that way! Of course, I opened It why
shouldn't I? Don't you open the grocery
against Lodge and construction of fly
" 'Andy' Peters served in one of the
swell Boston, companies that knows more
about giving private theatricals than
it does about hiking, but that service
lets him into the military class. And
then there is old William Levering. He
was in the big fight and served as an
engineer at Fort Monroe. -I defy any
other state to produce suchan array
1 of soldiers among Its representatives
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More than one member of the house
occupies his spare time these days try
ing to find out whether the sentiment
for or against speaker Cannon Is wlde-
i spread throughout the country.
j A member went to tne desk of
I representative William C. Covering, of
hrassachusetts, an insurgent, and began
to discuss th Insursent movement In
"Any Cannon sentiment up your
way?' the member asked.
"You can just bump Into it in every
city, town and village," replied Mr.
"For or against the speaker?" asked
the Inquisitive member.
"Against," replied Mr. Lovering,
"Isn't there any sentiment for the old
man at all?" was the next question.
"Yes, there Is," said Mr. Lovering,
"Where do you find it mostly?"
"Most of it Is to be found down at
Nantucket' said Mr. Lovering. 'It Is
confined Ao one house. The occupant j
of that house during the summer
months is L. White Bushey, the speak
IT JEANS THAT YOU
OPEN MY LETTERS;
bill that comes here every week plain
ly addressed to me?"
"Certainly," agreed the Boss. "I have
to pay It, don't I?"
"Well, then, don't talk about opening
letters, but tell me what 'P. L. B.'
means, and why a strange person
should write to you and ask you to
come out and be introduced to her new
husband? Tell me that!"
The Boss, meantime, had read the
scented missive, and was casting wild
ly about in his mind for some plausible
excuse, "p. l. B' he muttered "P.
B-" Please help the blind no, that
won't do the middle-initial's wrong."
And having rejected this and spvprai
other defective explanations that oc-
I currerl tn him ya. -fii . at. -. . .
.lv. XC1I ujjuii tne xast des
perate expedient of telling the truth.
"Certainly. I'll tejl you," he replied,
nobly. "thatletter is from a girl with
whom I had a flirtation years and years
ago. We used to write each other and
she always wrote after her name, 'P. L.
B. Meaning Please Love Bess or Poor
Little Bess I don't remember whihe
"Well, really," began the Boss wife
and then the audacity of the thlnng
stilled her resentment. She began to
laugh hysterically a't first, 'but event
ually, with a good imitation of genuine
"If you knew her years and years
ago she must be lots too old for me
to be jealous of."
The Boss, by his "candor, had averted
the storm, yet he was not altogether
pleased with himself. 'Wherein lay his
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THE NATIONAL HEALTH By
m J. Haskin
TERRIBLE PENALTY FOR OVERWORK.
IF PRESIDENT TAFT'S forthcoming
recommendations to congress are
followed out by that body, the
United States will at last have a great
health organization commensurate with
the needs of the nation.
The department of agriculture can
send vaccine virus for the protection
of a farmer's cattie from blackleg, but
only in a most indirect way can the
health agencies take any steps to pro
tect that farmer's childien from small
pox or scarlet fever. The government
stands powerless to check the ravages
of tuberculosis in the human family,
although it can turn back the spread
of Texas fever among cattle by draw
ing a quarantine line north of which
southern cattle may not go, except un
der well-defined protective conditions.
Marine Hospital Service.
But this is by no means the only
feature of the existing health laws of
the nation which call for a radical
change. There are a number of bureaus
now in operation in the government
that are concerned principally with
The public health and marine hospi
tal service ranks first among these.
Under the able administration of sur
geon general Walter Wyman this ser
vice has made Itself Invaluable to the
nation at large. Its work in stamp
ing out the yellow fever epidemic in
the south a few years ago, its labors in
protecting San Francisco from the
threatened outbreak of pestilences after
the earthquake, Its efforts to bring
about a standardization of all the
heroic remedies and the purity of all
viruses for vaccination and anti
toxins, no less than its duty of visit
ing every ship that comes to'an Amer
ican port to make sure that quaran
tine laws are observed, have all been
done so successfully that it has been
justly styled America's flying squad
ron for the defence of the national
The Avar department has its medical
corps which has distinguished itself
in many hand to hand conflicts with
disease and death. The triumphs of Its
sanitary work In Cuba, where the
death rate in Havana was cut in twain
in a single year, represents a great vic
troy for public health over the hosts
The work of Maj. Walter Reed and
his co-Jaborers In proving to the satis
faction of every medical man the truth
of the mosquito theory of yellow fever
transmission, constitutes one of the
most brilliant chapters in the book of
human progress. The labors of the
army doctors on the Isthmus of Pana
ma, where the Reed theories were
again applied to practice, have borne
glorious fruitage. The navy, also has
Its medical corps, its hospitals and Its
Bureau of Chemistry.
The department of agriculture has its
bureau of chemistry, and under the
administration of Dr. Wiley this
bureau has effected a veritable revolu
tion in the dispensing of food products.
By striving to guarantee to the people
protection from misbranded and mis
represented products, and securing
legislation to that end, this bureau has
made itself a force that affects every
human being in the country.
The census office, in the department
of commerce and labor, gathers the
"mortality statistics of the nation
which reveal the state of the public
health. Thus four of the departments
of the government have a more or less
direct relation to the public health.
With each of these agencies active in
its work, it is inevitable that there
should be great overlapping of duties,
a continual repetition of labor. With
,no coordination among them, three de-
partments at once may be making in
dependent investigation of the relation
of the water supply to typhoid fever.
At least three of these bureaus may be
studying the relation between milk
and tuberculosis at the same time. It
is Inevitable, under these conditions
that much money Is expended in dup
lication of research, money that Is
sorely needed on account of the eco
nomical policy of congress at present.
With all these agencies concentrated
under one head, with each of them
working in proper cooperation with
the others, the same money and the
same effort now expended would yield
much greater returns in reduced mor
tality and increased longevity. It was
to foster the Idea of such a consolida
tion of health agencies that the com
mittee of one hundred on national
health was created.
This organization has been active to
such a degree that It is believed its
recommendations, which have the ap
proval of president Taft. will be enact
ed into law before the present session of
congress adjourns. This committee has
over 6000 names on its mailing list, and
it has proved a great force in the edu
(From The Herald
Jhe case of constable Selman. charged
wun Killing j. Wesley Hardin, will go
to the jury this afternoon.
The county coimnissloners In session
today ordered the registration for the
coining city election to be opened, the
city to bear the expense. The petition of
the people of Clint, for leave to enact?
their own ordinances regulating the flow
of water in the ditch was granted and
permission was given Edgar Shelton to
use the district court room for rehearsals
of tne Chimes of Nonnandie.
Arthur Kline is being heard today be
fore United States commissioner Sexton
on a charge of attempting to bribe a
The 125 horse power engine for the
new Ice factory has arrived.
J. D. Ponder and district attorney Mc
Gown "will answer before recorder Clark
this evening or tomorrow on a charge
of carrying a pistol.
The ministers' union publishes a state
ment to the effect that there Is Protest
ant church property in El Paso valued
at over $60,00fr and of S16.000 in salaries
received ?12,000 comes from (mission
A story came from Georgia that depu-
disappointment as was Indicated by a
remark he made to the Confirmed Mar
ried Man next morning.
"Is your wife jealous?" he asked anx
iously. "No? Then you may thank
lieaven she's not! My wife got hold of
a letter addressed to me by an old
flame last night and she made a ter
rible scene! Women are "most unfair
cation of public sentiment in favor of
proper health measures.
One scarcely realizes how much is
done and how much Is expended in the
interest of public health. The Na
tional Association for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis has gath
ered the financial and educational sta
tistics of the nation-wide crusade
against the white plague, and finds
that during the year of 1909 the vari
ous agencies fighting the disease spent
$8,180,621.50 in the campaign. Over
10,000,000 pieces of literature were cir
culated, and 117,312 patients were
treated for , tuberculosis. Sixty-one
thousand of the patients were treated
New York takes first rank in the ef
fort to wipe out this disease, Pennsyl
vania second, Massachusetts third, and
Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Califor
nia, Colorado, Connecticut and Ohio in
Penalty for Overwork.
Recent studies of the death rate
from various ailments reveal startling
conditions. They show that Americans
are paying a terrible penalty for over
work. While the death rate from contagious
diseases has dropped 49 percent since
1880, that from diseases of the kid-
neys, heart and brain has Increased 83
i percent in the same period. These
figures tell of the tax of hard work
and high living. Kidney diseases,
springing from intemperate eating and
drinking and from hard work, now
a death rate that has increased 131
percent since 1880.
There are S4 percent more fatalities
from apoplexy today than there were
30 years ago, and 57 percent more
deaths from heart disease. Meanwhile
all contagious diseases are showing a
rapidly diminishing -death rate.
It cannot be argued that this In
creasing mortality In the diseases of
overwork and over-indulgence is due to
unpreventable causes. It is estimated
that in the United States more than
600,000 lives are annually sacrificed on
the altar of indifference to known laws
of health. More than 3,000,000 people
are constantly seriously 111, half of
them suffering from diseases of a pre
liavrs of Health.
Once It was supposed that the laws
of health were inexorable, thatthe
death rate could not be increased nor
diminished. But statistics show that
there are no iron Jaws for mortality.
The span of human life In Europe has
doubled In less than four centuries.
During the 17th and ISth centuries the
average life was lengthened at the
rate of four years per century, and
during the first threo-quarters of the
19th century the average life length
ened at the rate of nine years. Since
then civilized countries have made
mankind longer-lived at the rate of
17 years a century.
In Prussia, which is th home of
preventive medicine, the span of life
Is lengthening at the rate of 27 years
a century. Whether this increasing
span will ultimately bring men back
to the ripe old ages of Methuselah and
Adam and Xoah, no one can safely pre
dict. Dr. Talmage once expressed the
conviction that if men returned to the
simple life as gradually as they had
traveled away from it, they would
eventually live to be as old as those
who lived in the day of Noah.
Death Among Poor.
It is shown by mortality tables
that death comes far more frequently
among the poor than among the rich.
Insurance figures of Industrial" com
panies demonstrate that the death rate
among the poor is from 50 to SO per
cent greater than among the well to
In the unsanitary districts of Glas
gow and Paris the death rate is
double that of the better sections. The
effect of a campaign of education on a
city's mortality Is shown by the fact
that since New York undertook the
Improvement of conditions in health
matters, it has reduced its death rate
to the lowest point on record.
The committee of one hundred on
national health is seeking to have ail
life Insurance companies join in a
campaign in favor of disease preven
tion. Dr. Irving Fisher of Yale, presi
dent of this committee, declares that
tne investment 01 a iracnon of 1 per
cent on the policies carried in an edu
cational propaganda, will so lengthen
the average life as to make it com
mercially profitable to the Insurance
companies themselves, to say nothing
of the vast good that will accrue to
the nation at large. He thinks that by
a proper coordination of all the health
Interests of the nation, headed with
a magnificent, consolidated national
health bureau, such an onslaught can
be made upon the strongholds of dis
ease as to give the average American a
new lease on life equivalent to one-
- third of his present allotted years.
Tomorrow Model License League.
of this date, 1?36)
ty sheriff Ten Eyck had been buncoed
out of a watch and $25 In monej-. He im-
mediately wired: "Send S25, waive Iden-
There will be no football game be
tween the El Paso and Dallas teams.
The latter waited until it was too late
and now the local bos-s cannot make the
Mr. Berrien's boys' band has elected
as officers, president. Will Wilcox; vice
president, Eddie Berrien; treasurer,
Jesse Widman; secretary, August Mei
Members of the McGinty club will meet
tomorrow night at the club rooms. The
band meets tonight.
Adjutant general Mabry, of Austin,
and ranger captains Rogers, of San An
tonio, and Brooks, of Valverde, arrived
In the city last night. General Mabry
had a conference with governor Thorn
ton, of New Mexico, last night. Two
more bands of rangers will arrive to
morrow and with Capt. Hughes's band
will patrol the border from the New
W. H. Burges is in. Austin on busi
ness. Metal market: Silver, 61 3-8c; lead,
Sc; copper 9 3-4; Mexican pesos, 54c.
unreasonable! Don't you think
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HE LIKES DOGS(T)
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 10.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Quite a little has been said within the
last few months in the columns of your
paper regarding dogs, most of them
scoring the dog catcher and his meth
ods, the pound especially, and defend
ing the dog.
.1 have had quite a little experience
with dogs within the last few years,
considerably more than the majority of
people, and I dare say more in a month
chan their defenders In a lifetime, and
I have yet to find a single reason why
a dog of any kind should be allowed
within the corporate limlt3 of a civil
A city dog Is practically useless for
warding off thieves; Is not desirable as
a pet, because they sometimes develop
a case of rabies and is a constant an
noyance to neighbors during the day
and often at night if inclined to be
noisy. They are either friendly or vic
iousf one being about as desirable as
If we must have dogs in the city,
we ought to have the dog catcher on
his job the year round and let him de
stroy all dogs found on the streets
without muzzles and collars, regardless
of who they belong toT This would
avoid the necessity of placing them in
the pound, to which some seem, to object-But
why all this iuss about dogs,
anyway? Why not ask the city coun
cil to enact an ordinance prohibiting
all dogs within the city limits, and
J thereby at one stroke dispose of this
whole vexing question?
H. L. Red.
ANY BEVERAGE? rJ
From Flagstaff (Ariz.) Sun.
There Is a good deal too much "low
bridge, high bridge. Beveridge" with the
From Sweetwater (Tex.) Signal;
New enterprises start business in
Sweetwater nearly every day, which goes
to show how fast the city is outgrowing
Its old clothes.
From Tucumcari (N. M.) News.
The Santa Fe has built t $100,000 ho
tel at Clovis. Tucumcari don't want as
much as that, but we need one that will
cost something like S40.000.' We don't
want to over jump ourselves, but a hotel
that will "meet the demands for the next
few years is badly needed.
AND NEAR EL PASO.
From AmariJIo (Tex.) Panhandle.
Edward Morris, president of the Nel
son Morris Packing company, recently
Invested a million dollars in Texas land.
The gentleman is evidently wise enough
to want a good thing to fall back on
In the event the boycot movement
should put him out of business.
From Fort Worth. Star Telegram.
Troubles for 1910 started In this or
der: Pinchot; prices; Paris; probes;
poll taxes; procrastination; paramount
issues; pessimism and some politics.
Meanwhile, plant peanuts In due sea
son. They're a profitable by-product of
QXESTION OP HARMONY.
From Fort Worth Record:
, The Portland Oregonian wants to
know who would prefer an era of low
prices to an era of high prices. As we
take it, the discussion isn't based on a
desire to bring about an era of low
prices, but to get a little more harmony
between what Is coming and what has
to go out.
From Laredo tTex.) Times:
How does1 this item published in the
San Antonio Express 40 years ago ring
in your ears.
"Capt. A. J. Fountain, senator-elect
from El Paso, called on us Friday
morning, on his way to Austin. He
informs us that the stage upset twice
on the way down. There were eight
passengers on board and he was seri
ously hurt, being taken up and carried
to a house, where he remained insen
sible for several hours. He- will ba
In Austin on the Sth to take his seat."
From Beaumont (Tex.) Enterprise.
Few, even of the Texans. realize ths
immensity of their state and its un
bounded resources. While all tlU talk
is going on about shortage of food sup
plies few realize that If the potential
wealth of Texas was made available
It would feed the world.
Of the 265.7S0 square miles of Texas
less than 15 percentuin are now under
cultivation, yielding In 190S an Income
of $561,339,000. Water surfaces ex
cepted, Texas has a land area of 170 -099,200
acres, of which 141,372,200 acre's
are tillable and 26,545,100 now under
REAL TEXAS DRAMA.
From Fort Wortn (Tex.) Star Telegram
The real drama of the west is not a
story of love and heroines and villains'
clever plots, as told In the various melo
dramas in which Texas Is the scene.
It is a narrative of Industrial progress,
of the building of towns and railroads,
of the transformation of ranches into
farms and of grazing grounds' into
happy and prosperous homes. Its char
acters embrace thousands of workers,
and its emotional anDeal is In th nxr
hope and life they find in the sblllty to
own homes of their own and to start
their children on to prosperity.
STARTED IN THE HERALD.
Prom Obar (N. M.) Progress.
We notice a lot of our exchanges
are printing a well written article on
the demonstration farm, which ap
peared In the El Paso Herald recently
New Mexico Is getting a lot of
good advertising out of Its demonstra
tion farm. '
The Idea Is being favorably taken ap
by papers in the east.
It will make some of those eastern
fellows rub their eyes when they see
that New Myxico, which a great many
think of asZ"Injun country," is at the
very front with the newest thhur tn