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Delivering Letters By Phone
ENGLAND has scored one on otir postal service. That country has adopted the
telephonic system of delivering letters on Sunday. It is practically the same
thing as special delivery, only the postal official opens the letter and tele
phones it to the person addressed, without making the delivery. This not only en
ables it to be delivered quicker than the special delivery way but also enables per
sons to learn the contents of their letters arriving on Sunday when special mes
sengers are not on duty.
The unique plan of the London postoffice is described by consul general John L.
Griffiths. There has been for some years more or less complaint of the nondelivery
of -m?ii on Sundays in London. An arrangement has now been made by the British
postoffice by which letters posted in the country on Saturdays can be delivered in
London by telephone on Sundays. The new arrangement goes into effect imme
diately. When it is desired to have the contents of the letter telephoned on Sunday it
must be inclosed in an envelope addressed to the central telegraph office in London,
and a broad line must be marked across the envelope from top to bottom. Postage
stamps to the value of three pence (6 cents) for every 30 words must be forwarded.
The postmaster general states:
"The new scheme, while giving considerable additional facilities to the public
to meet those cases of emergency which lead to the present limited demand for a
Sunday delivery of letters in London, will add little or nothing to the amount of
Sunday attendance by the postoffice staff. The telephonists and others who will
deal with ihe messages in London must in any case -be on duty, ihe telephone ex
changes being open all Sunday. On the other hand, there -will probably be some
reduction in the force now employed to deliver telegrams and express messages on
It has been the custom to have a Sunday morning delivery of mail in England
and "Wales, outside of London, but not in Ireland or Scotland.
The arrangement that has just been made is the first opportunity that the citi
zens of London will have of receiving, in racher a peculiar way, the contents of let
ters posted too late for the last delivery on Saturday night. It is impossible to
conjecture to what extent the telephonic delivery of letters will be used, as ordinar
ily the writer of a letter would perhaps not desire to make its contents known even
to a telegraph operator. It necessarily destroys the privacy of a communication,
but in cases of emergency would probably be employed.
A further drawback is that it is only applicable where the person to whom the
letter is sent is a telephone subscriber.
See the Man Bird. Tomorrow is the last chance. ;
At least there are some happy people in El Paso today. The schools are having
ft holiday. -
Wages are increasing in Germany, it is announced. There is plenty of room
far them to keep increasing for some time to come, before they equal the wages
paid in America for the same class of work. America leads the world in the wage
Diamonds, Prosperity Barometers
IT SOUNDS a bit curious, but one of the best barometers of the prosperity of a
nation is the diamond market; when prosperity is evident, the diamond market
is flush and prices are high. "When times are hard, the diamonds drop in price
and the demand drops off.
As an evidence of this, American consul Morgan, of Amsterdam, Holland,
makes a most interesting report, showing that the demand was heaviest during our
year of recent greatest prosperity 1S07 and that it fell off to next to nothing
the year following, only to pick up again last year as business stability returned
as& prosperity increased. It is on the increase, now, indicating further prosperity.
Mir. Morgan says:
The diamond industry, which in 1908 suffered severely from the effect of the
1907 financial crisis in the United States, commenced to show decided improvement
in the beginning of 1909. The rapidly increasing prosperity of the United States,
wMch absorbs 60 percent of the diamond production of the world, caused renewed
purchases, so that in the early spring all the diamond shops of Amsterdam were at
work in full force to supply the demand. Conditions have steadily improved, and
the trade prospects are exceptionally good. The increased demand for diamonds
duiirg the spring of 1909 was followed by a raise in prices of the raw material by
the London syndicate, which continued to advance the price from time to time
until now the rough diamond is fully 20 percent higher than a year ago. The in
creased cost of the rough diamond is said to be due entirely to lack of labor and
the inability of the De Beers company to supply the demand. During the 1907-8
depression the company reduced its working force, and finally shut down altogether.
The workmen found positions in gold mines, replacing the Chinese. Whether their
new employment was easier or more to their liking the fact remains that when the
De Beers company resumed work strenuous efforts to get their old workmen back
did net avaiL It is now estimated that they are over 10,000 men short of their
Large diamond polishing factories of Amsterdam state that their stocks are
lew, especially in better grades. As the De Beers company is seriously handicapped
in accomplishing their yearly output of about $25,000,000 worth, additional ad
vances are certain to take place.
The exports of diamonds from the Amsterdam district to the United States for
1909 were in value $11,795,078 of the polished and $646,116 of the rough, against
$4,340,987 and $230,818, respectively, in 1908, and $7,452,604 and $453,248, re
spectively, in 1907.
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Sanderson is going to build a new school house. Such an investment will al
ways pay ample returns on the money.
El Paso is in the Great Western circuit program again this year with a big
purse for the fall race meet.
EI Paso lost a true friend and a hard worker when B. F. Hammett died. His
memory will remain tender in the heart of every El Pasoan. He was a true friend,
a good citizen, a progressive man, and a loyal El Pasoan always.
Nolte and Boynton have been reappointed marshal and attorney for the' United
States for western Tezas and the appointments are entirely satisfactory to the
region affected. Both have made good officials.
Argentine can have those "picturesque western bandits? of ours just as long
as she wants to keep them, but she is setting a bad example by paying tribute to
them. They are liable to return to the United States and try the same thing and
then there will be trouble, not for the United States, but for somebody.
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AH, my friends, how Time is sprinting! "Winter soon will cease its winting,
soon well hear the joyous robins singing blithesome roundelays; soon
the summer will be scooting, then the fall goes callyhooting, and before
we realize it there'll be other winter days. Time is always in a hurry; all 'his days
he seems to worry lest he'll miss some big engagement, and he goes cavorting on;
if you try to buttonhole him, try to jolly or cajble him, he
will crack his heels together, dodge around you and be gone.
THE FLYING But a day. it seems, has vanished, since the old, tired year
DAYS was banished, since he wrapped his beard around him, and
went hiking to the grave, and the new year, fresh and win
ning, made an excellent beginning, but already he's a grown
up, and the say he needs a shave. Thus Time flies, and never pauses, heeding not
our hems and hawses, scorning all our wild petitions for a little hour's delay; and
the wise .man keeps a-working, never idling, never shirking, so -that when he gets
his summons, he will Jiave his stack of hav.
Copyright, 1903s by George Matthews a
Washington At Home; Father Of
His Country Was An Aristocrat
VIRGINIA. during the time of
"Washington was the most Eng
lish of any of tne colonies and
upon this distinction she greatly prided
herself. She deviated least of all from
the opinions and life of aristocratic
England. The governors of Virginia
-nere of high ranks of society and main
tained a corresponding lire In America.
Many of the wealthy planters were re
lated to the old families or England and
the sons, especially the elder ones, were
sent to the -mother country ror a fin
ished education, thereby keeping up a
fresh introduction of English customs,
tastes and style of life. Tne Episcopal
church was predominant and each coun
ty was devlded into parishes, and each
parish had its parochial cnurcn, its par
sonage and Its glibe just as in Eng
land. The large Virginia estates were con
ducted as were the wealthier homes of J
England, and each one was a small em-
pire. The mansion house, elegant, spa-
cious and necessarilv commodious, to, en-
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seat of government, the planter the em-
peror. The steward or overseer was the
executive officer of the estate. There
were legions of negroes for domestics
and field service, as well as other out
door service, for the cultivation of to
bacco, ind'ian corn and other crops.
In the negroes quarters were gar
dens and poultry yards, well stocked.
Among all of this might be seen playing
In the sunshine swarms of little negroes.
There were kitchens, work shops, sta
bles, well filled and regulated and ele
gant plate equipages, Imported from
All trades were represented among
the slaves, so that everjthing of ordin
ary use could be produced on the plan
tation, but all luxuries ana everything
of fashion and elegance came from the
mother country. There were agents to
whfMii "products were consigned and
through whom purchases were made, so
that ships constantly plied between
England and the Potomac, -matting much
intercourse and travel. The products
from each plantation bore the planter's
In this old aristocratic Virginia style
George and Martha "Washington lived at
Mount Vernon, on the right bank of the
Potomac in Fairfax county, 15 miles
below "Washington. D. C- The original
I name of this estate was Hunting Creek,
but after convmg into the possession of
Lawrence Washington, a brother of
George "Washington, he cnanged the
name in honor of admiral Vernon, of the
The estate contained S000 acres and
was Inherited by George "Washington In
1752, from his brother. Lawrence, who
erected the house in 174?.
It is a two story wooGen structure,
96 feet long and 30 feet deep, beautifully
situated on a high bluff of 200 feet,
overlooking the Potomac, giving a mag
ntficent view of the river anc surround
ing country. The grouncs were laid out
in English taste, and the estate appor
tioned into separate farms, devoted to
different kinds of culture, each having
its allotted laborer. Much of it is cov
ered with forests, deep ravines and
streams, haunts for deer and hiding
places for foxes, making famous hunt
His own description to a friend is:
"No estate in United America Is more
pleasantly situated. In a high and
healths country; in a latitude between
Protests At Condition Of
ay Coaches On the Trains
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 21
Edltor El Paso Herald:
As a frequent patron of the G. H.
and T & P. railroads, I wish to enter a
protest against the outrageous accom-
j modations afforded incoming passen
gers from points of a few hours or less
distant from El Paso on the two morn
ing trains from the east.
The chair cars, supposedly to be day
coaches and labeled "first class," are
usually after their all night run, In a
j foul condition, the air in them posi-
nveiy sickening, witn windows, aooia
and ventilators tightly shut to ac
commodate a motley crowd of human
cattle, who usually know neither the
value of fresh air nor cleanliness, and
who lie sprawled about the car, smell
ing to heaven, many of them half naked
with their clothes, shoes, wraps, pro
visions, bundles, etc., scattered about
over seats and in the aisles occupying
seats to which they are .not entitled,
people apparently devoid of decency or
respect for the rights of others. Snores
and groans greet the early morning
traveler or commuter as he forces his
way through" the nauseous atmosphere
of the car In search of a seat.
As day dawns he is edified and en
tertained by sights and episodes not
bargained for in the purchase of his
ticket. Toilets are made, day clothes
substituted for night apparel, babies
nursed, spooning couples disentangled
from an all night's embrace that would
have been accomplished with mudh
more decorum in a sleeping car, break
fasts eaten and the refuse scattered
about. Men and women lavatories used
by both sexes indiscriminately with the
doors of same frequently left open
when In use, enhancing the density of
the already supercharged atmosphere.
Whence comes these specimens I do
not know, but it makes one ashamed of
his race almost, when force'd to recog
nize the fact that they are Americans
fellow countrymen heathen.
Primarily, the railroad companies are
to blame. Other accommodations there
are none, for the unfortunate tah end
traveler, and even so, It is an Imposltlcn
that for an hour or two run one must
the exteremes of heat and cold; on one
of the finest rivers in tne world."
The independence, the isolation, the
bounteous store and dignity of the soil,
the country and agricultural pursuits
was "Washington's Ideal of a true manly
Hfe. The same activity, circumspection
and method that characterized his mili
tary lite were extended into his busi
He rose early and ate breakfast at 8
in winter and 7 in summer nls break
fast consisting of three or rour Indian
meal cakes and two cups or tea then
rode to the place of work on his estate.
Dinner was eaten at 2 oclock and two
glasses of old Madeira and cider or
small beer were his beverages.
Ke himself always appeared horse
back, but he had his chariot and four
superb horses, with blacK postillions in
livery for Mrs. "Washington and her
A Strict BusInesH 3lan.
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i balanced them accurately, and any
George "Washington branded products
were exempt from inspection at "West
Ind-Ia ports, because of he care as to
nnnHtir on m-ontiH- dm f f nlavwl tin
part in his business relations. In 1S74
he was elected president of two naviga
tion companies and as a mark of re
spect was given 150 shares of the stock.
After much puzzling jtnd considering,
the gift was accepted on :ne condition
that It be held for some public institu
tion and was donated to public educa
tion. He accepted no public gifts be
cause they put him under purchased ob
ligations to the public and swayed pri
vate judgment. He would not be re
tained with a bribed freedom.
Talked to iTunr.
Some of "Washington's favorite amuse
ments were shooting canvas back ducks
. and the chase. In the height of the
season he was out with guests two or
three times a week.
Annapolis was at that time the seat of
government of Maryland, and often dur
ing the season of the legislature, "Wash-.
Ington and Mrs. "Washington visited.
These seats of provincial government
were fashionable centers or very exclu
sive and polite society. In fact they
were in a sense outposts of English
aristocracy, where positions of profit or
dignity were secured for poor, proud
relatives and younger sons. Dinners and
balls were much indulged pastimes
Washington loved the cance and was a
much prided partner, although a grave,
Passim? Property atonsr.
The Mount Vernon estate was wiHed
by George "Washington to Bushrod
"Washington, a nephew and an Amer
ican jurist; then at his death. John A.
"Washington came Into possession of It,
from whom the Mount Vernon Ladles'
association purchased the house and 200
acres adjacent in 1S59 for 200,000,
mostly raised by Edward Everett. The
house has been restored to what it was
during the life time of Washington as
nearly as possible.
The six rooms on the ground floor
contain many objects of historical In
terest connected with the times and life
of "Washington. The tiles -In the piazza,
which were brought srom the Isle of
"Wight, the furniture used by the fam
ily, the kep of the French bastile. and
many other relics are attractive to vis
itors. The room at the south end of the
first floor is the one in which he died.
Trees are yet in the garden planted by
him and in the coach house is still his
pay extra toll in order to make it in
security and comfort. Certainly a
fresh clean car could be provided for
the early morning passengers at some
convenient point, say Sierra Blanca. It
cannot be said that the business of the
roads will not warrant It, for there
is seldom room for these people In the
"cattle cars" now provided. It is
charity to call them cattle cars for such
conveyances have one saving grace at
least that of being well ventilated.
Moreover the cattle are fed In neatly
arranged troughs, and their toilets and
dress are always the same, requiring
The time is approaching when subur
ban travel will demand better service
than this, and it is folly to try and In
duce new comers to this section to lo
cate for any lensrth of time adjoining
this city until such service is secured..
It Is a pity for this very reason that
the valley road project has fallen
through, and If owners of property In
the valley realize which side their
bread is buttered, they will revive the
project and push it to completion.
Yours for decency.
GIVES AWAY HIS
CARLOAD OF TURNIPS
Man, Dissatisfied With the
Offers Thein For
Toledo, O., Feb. 22. Free turnips
were on the menu in many Washington
birthday dinners In Toledo today- A car
load of the vegetables was distributed
by J. C. Bonner, who was dissatisfied
with the price offered for nls shipment
by the wholesalers.
Col. Bonner advertised his intention
also as a sort of protest against the
high prices for the same vegetables as
charged by retailers.
Probably 600 persons snrrounded the
car with baskets, boxes, n cans, bags,
and receptacles of all kinds and 10 tons
of turnips disappeared in 20 minutes.
George Washington's Will By
VALUABLE LANDS LOST TO BIS ESTATE JlIZZIl.
HILE the whole nation today
will honor the memory of
George "Washington, the people
at large little dream that through the
fault of the government itself his es
tate still remains unsettled, and that
much of the property which the general
thought he owned when he died has
been diverted to other people. Yet such
U the case. In order that his will may
bo carried 'out an administrator de bonis
non has been appointed, and steps are
being taken to have the government
right the wrong which was done hlm
Robert E. Lee, jr., grandson of the con
federate commander, Is the administrat
or, and Greenlee Letcher, a son of the
famous war governor of Virginia, is
one of the lawyers for the estate. Law
rence and Samuel Washington are the
agenta for tho heirs.
His Ohio Lands.
It will be remembered that Gen.
"Washington accepted no pay for his
services as commander of the revolu
tionary forces. When offered 23,000
acres of land as a gratuity for his ser
vices he refused it, saying that he had
enough to provide those who were of
his family with a competence. A part of
the estate at the time he made this
declaration was 3000 acres of land In
Clermont county, Ohio. He had come
Into the possession of this land through
tho purchase of a land warrant, calling
for 3000 acres to be located west of tha
Ohio river. It had been issued regular
ly by governor Dunmora in favor of
In 1785 the - Virginia legislature
passed an act making valid such war
rants as that held by Washington, and
providing that they should be located on
the western side of the Ohio river in
the vacant land reserved for the offi
cers and soldiers of the revolution.
Later Washington bought a warrant
for 100 acres of land issued to Thomas
Cope for service in the Continental line
from Virginia. He then had his two
warrants entered, with S39 acres of
land in Franklin township, Clermont
county, Ohio, 1235 acres in Miami town
ship, on the Little Miami river, 84 S acres
in Union township, and 129 acres in An
derson township, Hamilton county. The
Virginia legislature afterward perfected
Paid Taxes for Years.
When Virginia ceded to the general
government the territory of which the
state of Ohio now forms a part, It was
expressly stipulated that all necessary
land between the Scioto and Little
Miami rivers should be reserved for the
satisfaction of such military land war
rants as Virginia had issued or might
issue to those who fought in defence of
their country. Under the general laws
of the state every major-general in her
line of the revolutionary army was en
titled to approximately 25,000 acres of
land. Washington was the only one
of them who did not take advantage of
this provision, and in keeping with his
fixed principle to accept no compensa
tion for his services except that which
arises from a sense of patriotic duty
earnestly performed, he never accepted
a foot of land or other financial reward
from tho nation he had done so much
A rumor at one time reached the ears
of Gen. Washington that others were
locating upon his lands In Ohio. He
wrote to the officials In charge and was
assured that such was not the case, but
that if any steps were taken placing
them in jeopardy he would be notified.
He paid taxes on theso lands until the
time of his death and his heirs contin
ued to do so for some time thereafter.
Advised Against Sale.
In life will he bequeathed the prop
erty to certain of his heirs and advised
them against selling at an early date,
as he believed the rapid enhancement
in Its value would provide them a bet
ter investment than any other secur
ities in which the money derived from
its sale could be invested. It was on
this advice of Washington that the heirs
held the land.
Meanwhile other people came in -and
made a second entry upon the land.
That they were squatters is shown by
the fact that the surveyor used the
field notes of the Washington survev In
locating the entries. There were various
proceedings In congress from time to
imic uiLciiueu 10 protect tne title of the
Washington estate to the Ohio land, but
tha matter was never adjusted, and was
finally lost sight of after the last
action of the original executors of the
"Washington Land Lost.
There were other second locations of
lands on the Western Reserve, but in
every case it is said that the losses
were made good either by relocations or
scrip. Washington's estate alone lost
Its lands for good.
In 1S52 there was a law enacted pro
viding for the issuance of scrip in such
cases, but the affairs of the Washing
ton estate had been settled and there
was no one to make the application for
the scrip. In 1899 there was another
law enacted which cut off the right to
have theso old warrants satisfied by
It -is held by the "Washington heirs
that this law was unconstitutional; that
(From The Herald of this date, IS96)
NEWSPAPER LIEN THANK TELE
GRAPH MANAGER FOR COURTESY
At Washington park vpstPMn,.
in IT 4-V Av -9-rm - . "
." ?"Ci "iT5 " ruce Between the roan of I
nil onam ot Odessa, and
Charles Barrett's sorrel pony Ranger
for ?150 per side. The roan won. Thre
were some other races also held.
A negro, giving the name of Henrv.
Murphy, was arrested at Toyah last
night on a charge of robbing Felix the
El Paso bootblack, or $162 and' then
leaving town. He was brought in this
morning from Toyah.
A resolution of thanxs has been ex
tended manager Steele, of the Western
Union Telegraph office, by the newspa
per correspondents who came here to at
tend the fight. The reso-utlon, which was
signed by all, was presented this morn
ing. The names appearing are: Bert
Sneed, New Orleans TImes-Democraf
Louis Houseman, Chicago Intr n.,.
Henry M. Hunt, United Press; Langdou '
oiuiLiii inctv luin. .ncuuu; .. 5. ilathews
Chicago Tribune; P. P. loniroy, Chicago
Times-Herald; James Whitfield, Kansas
City Star; W. N. Naughton, San Fran
cisco Examiner; O. G. Seymour, Chicago
Chronicle; B. J. Stephenson, San Antonio
Express; Harry Weldon, Cincinnati En
quirer; H. Ij. Beech, Associated Press
Howard iiackett. New York World.
Rev. Dr. R. A. Young and bishop
Wilson, of Nashville, Tenn., prominent
in the Methodist church, were in the city
Excursion tickets to Mexico City have
t one of the conditions upon which Vir
ginia gave her western territory to the
union was that these warrants should
be satisfied; making the matter one of
trust, against which no statuatory lim
itations can apply. The heirs hold that
the obligation is a debt of the govern
ment and that the 14th amendment to
the constitution explicitly sets forth
that the public debt, authorized by law,
shall never be questioned that is, shall
never be extinguished by limitation or
repudiation, but shall run until paid.
Heirs Ask Settlement.
In 1871 there was still 170,000 acres of
land in the reserved district, held sub
ject to the warrants of revolutionary
officers and soldiers, and this land was
transferred to the state of Ohio. When
Washington died, as is shown by his
will, ha believed himself worth $530,000.
But when his estate was settled there
was only $124,000 realized, aside from
the lands not sold. Much of this
shrinkage is represented by the loss of
the Ohio lands.
Tha heirs are not asking that they be
put In possession of the lands which
onco belonged to the estate. Neither
are thej asking the government to pay
them what the lands are now worth In
their highly Improved condition. If
they did, their claim would amount to
millions. They simply ask that they 'be
paid what the land would be worth to
day as an unbroken forest $100 per
acre, or $305,100 1n all. There Is little
prospect of the claim being granted at
this session of congress, as that body
li now trying to economize.
The government took good care of
most of the other revolutionary heroes.
Gen. Lawson got 10,000 acres of land,
Peter Muhlenburg received 13.000 acres,
Daniel Morgan was assigned 23,000
acres. Gen. Steuben was granted 15,000
acres and an annuity of $2500 for life.
Gen. Lafayette was given 11,520 acres
of land at one time, and later a whole
township. He was also given $200,000
In gold at ono time, and $24,000 at an
other. Arnold Henry Dohrman, whose
imuie ib xiul muiiua.r 10 me aiemgc
American, was given 23,000 acres. In
all theso cases it wa a pure gratuity.
In the case of the Washington estate
the heirs are simply asking that what
was Washington's In law and equity ba
restored to them. Washington never
accepted a foot of land or a dollar of
money for his services, and yet even
the land he acquired by purchase was
not protected in his possession.
Other Just Claims.
Heroes of war usually have fared
well at the hands of their countrymen,
financially as well as otherwise. And
they have never, except in the case of
Washington, refused the financial re
turn that has gone with the reward of
honor and affection.
England has always been liberal to
its heroes. After Waterloo the Duke
of Wellington was given the estate at
Strathfieldsaye, valued at more than
$1,300,000. Lord Wolseley received $125.
000 for the completion of tha Ashanti
campaign. Sir Hugh Gordon and Sir
Colin Campbell each received a life
annuity of $10,000 for services rendered
by them. Lord Roberts received $500,
000 for his South African services, and
lord Kitchener $150,000. The expresi-
dents of the French republic receive an
annuity of $240,000.
It must not be presumed, however,
that the Washington case is the only
just claim that Is pending against the
government. The aggregate face value
of the unsatisfied claims amounts to a
shade less than $2,000,000,000. Perhaps
half of these might be considered im
proper or questionable claims. Of the
others, perhaps half might be scaled
down at least 50 percent. But the
others! What tragedies are looked up
in the records of those claims. Estates
lost, people beggared, hope deferred and
hearts made sick.
However just the claim there is al
ways years of heart-breaking delay, and
In many cases the grim spectres that
haunt the halls of congress tell bittter
tales of defeat, despair and starvation
Red Applo Lobbyist.
Who has not heard of the famous
red apple lobbyist? For years and years
he camped in the corridors of the capi-
tol with red apples for statesmen. The
federal troops had transformed his
orchards and gardens into military em
bankments for the fortification of
Washington. Congress gave him a few
hundred dollars, but only enough to
emphasize the injustice. Then one
house voted him new relief, but con
gress expired before the other branch
voted on the measure. Six times one
branch or the other approved his claim,
but only once did both approve during
the same session. This time it went to
the president, but congress expired be
fore he signed the bill.
Despairing of relief at the hands of
congress he sought a laborer's job in
one of the departments. He got a tem-porarj-
appointment that soon ended.
And now the red apple lobbyist Is out
In the cold of a Washington winter. He
is old, sick and sorrowful. He is keep
ing body and soul together by selling
Tomorrow New Ideas- In Education.
been extended until February 24.
The Raymond and Whltcomn excur
sion party that was wrecnea In Vir
ginia some time ago, arrived in El Paso
Mexican consul Malleii is floating the
Mexican flag" today in honor of Wash
The soup house office hours will now
be from 9 to 11 in the morning and 2 to
4:30 In the afternoon.
It has developeS $hat the banks re
quested the governor to leave part ot
the ranger force in El aso for their
The city council met last night, al
derman Kachler presiding in the absence
of the mayor, alderman KoDerts also
falling to attend. J. ft. Montfort pre
sented a bill for $4.90 for brusnes used
by the fire department, alderman Stew
art objected to this, saying It showed
extravagance but the council allowed
IlEORGANIZATIOX OF THE
NAVY TO BE TESTED
Washington D. C, Feb. 22. The house
naval committee today voted a tentative
approval of secretary Meyer's plan for
the naval reorganization, which will give
the secretary power to put his plans Into
practice for one year
To the :
(All communications must hear taa
Ignature of the writer, but the nanM
will not be published Vrhera au& r
request Li made.)
"WHAT WOULD JESUS DOf
El Paso, Feb. 19, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Replying to the article, "Jesus
. Wouldn't Belong to Country Club or Go
to Races," I would like to say in an
swer to Mrs. Z. H. Russell, In The Her
ald of Feb. 18, that if Jesus were to
come here at this day he might surprise
j some of the good Christian people In
the way he would treat the
"Remember the Sabbath day to keep .,
it holy," surely does not mean to make
it so gloomy that every member ofr
the household gives an Involuntary
shiver when they think of or hear the
old song of "Every JDay'll Be Sunday
j Bye and Bye." "Man is master of the
Sabbath," Jestu. said, and why not quote
He would not need to drink and play
cards at the Country club, but I have
no doubt if he went out there, a friend
ly look on his face, an extension of the
"glad hand," and a welltold, convincing
tale, he would be sure to find a few
to "follow him."
If he went out to the races on Sun
day and could show some more pleas
ant, profitable way of spending the only
holiday the workingman has, I have no
doubt there would be many there who
would gladly "follow him." Even in
the ballroom, he might find several who
were there because of a desire to forget
their many nights spent in a "garden
I do not believe in horse races nor
ballrooms, but it is human nature to
be attracted by "pleasure rather than
doleful tales, of sorrow, thoughts of the
time when this poor body will have to
give an "account of deeds done." and
receive the "reward accordingly."
Anyone can find a "garden of" Gethse
mane," real or imaginary,, but it takes
bravery of the highest and best kind
to get up and "forget it."
Read more of the many passages on
j "Charity" in the bible, and he free with
your Pleasant looks and fnllnwlno- In
the step of Jesus wil seem much more
desirable to man, who is already over
burdened with sorrows.
Let us be thankful for the beauti
ful sunshine we have almost every day
here in El Paso If for nothing; else
and if we don't live here, it is some
thing to know that there is such a placa
as El Paso that we can so to free even
to the publican and sinner.
CAMESOtf FAILS TO
GET BRIDGE MONEY
Senate Committee Is Pre
paring Favorable Ee
port on Statehood.
Washington, D. O, Feb. 22. DelegaU
Cameron made several speeches during
the consideration of the indian appropri
ation bill- in fayor of his amendment for
$o0,000 for-a bridge at?- Tanner's cross
ing of the Little Colorado. On a point
of order raised by Mann, of Illinois, not
having a report of a' federal officer as to
the probable cost the amencrment was
Cameron's amendment that the secre
tary of the interior cause surveys to b
made and reported the first Monday next
December was passed and appropriation
Oi. 51000 being- made for this purpose.
In the supreme court the cse of Geo.
F. Albright vs. Jesus Jr. Sandoval, con
testing the salary fees of the assessor's
office of Bernalillo county, the judg
ment of the New Mexico supreme court
was affirmed. The case of Albright vs.
Sandoval on the same question was dis
missed for want of prosecution.
Denton Ware. It was rer t htnitln
Congressman Smith, of Texas, intro
duced a bill for the relier of Samuel Den
ton "Ware. It was referrea to tne commit
tee on war claims.
The senate committee on territories la
preparing '.o report favoring statehood
for New Mexico and Arizona.
Judge Mecham. of New Mexico, has
been admitted to the supreme court.
Man Arrested at Alberta
Hotel to Serve Two
Years in Prison.-
Harry Bohn was convrctea on "a charge
of burglary and sentenced to serve two
yars In .the state penitentiary when
tried before a jury in the 35th district
court this morn'nff.
Bohn and S. R. Vaughan were arrest
ed in the hotel Alberta last week.
Vaughan is In jail but was not ready
to go to trial this mommg.
Iwo indictments were returned by the
grand Jury this morning, one against
Dio Wattv, charged with burglary, and
one against R. w. Jonnson, charged
with forgery. The grand jury adjourned
until Thursday morning.
JESUS PEREZ TO BE TRIED
o.v CHATesr: op xnsnRi
Jesus Perez, charged w:th tne murder
of Gregorio Navarette on December T
will be tried in the 34th district court
Perez has assumed an air of indiffer
ence throughout the term of his incar
ceration since the murder which oc
curred on Stevens avenue near the old
Santa Fe depot. Dan Jackson has been
appointed by the court to deTend him.
and it Is understood that ne will plead
Perez stabbed Navarette twice in the
back with a butcher knife, the blad
piercing the heart-
(JtvvvYt ,4. .g. 4,
4- STRIKE ON BALTniOSffi
T ,x. AJilD OHIO POSSIBLE.
f Baltimore. Md . Feb. 22. "Wage
4 negotiations between the Balti-
! more and Ohio railroad conductors
fr and trainmen and :he company a
5 ended in a disagreement today. The
h employes will now vote on tne ques-
4 tlon of a strike, which brother-
4 hood officials regard as a strong 4
4- possibility. I
PROMINENT WACO MAN DIES.
Waco. Tex.. Feb. 22. Thaddeus
Sparks, a prominent vehicle dealer, a
resident of Waco for more than half a
century, died hero today, aged 72.
A MAN'S TIME
Is his most valuable asset. From it
has come all that he has from it must
come all that he will ever have. How
Important then to the prudent man. is
the proper protection of his time? The
best protection is furnished bv the Con
tinental Casualty Comoanv. CVcago.
L. E. GUIctt, District Maua-r,
207 St. Louis Street.