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El Paso's Full Census
AGAIN" The Herald reminds the people of the necessity of taking steps to see
that the full census of El Paso is taken. El Paso must not allow herself
through negligence, carelessness or for any cause whatsoever to be mis
represented before the world for another ten years. El Paso is proud of her actual
population and it will be large enough, if enumerated fully, to satisfy the people
of the city, but El Paso wants a fair count and every person in the city enumerated-
There is a possibility in the hurry and rush incident to the work of taking the
census of overlooking many names; this occurred ten years ago and can occur
again. . El Paso should not let it occur. .
The chamber of commerce should take up the matter at once, communicate
with supervisor Littler and offer him every possible aid in collecting the census
figures. He will no doubt be glad to get this .assistance.
The Herald has wired to other cities to ascertain what steps have been taken.
to see that the correct count is made and
interest in the work.
The Houston Chronicle wires that the
pointed a special census committee to cooperate with the census supervisor, but he
also resides in that city and knows the situation thoroughly andean give it his
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram wires that the business men and the city com
mission have taken an earnest interest in the matter, of .the census and have of
fered to cooperate with Sam Davidson, the supervisor, and are helping him in every
possible way. They offered to appoint special enumerators to accompany the gov
ernment enumerators and see that all names we're taken, but the commissioner had
to refuse this as against the regulations.
The San Antonio Light-Gazette wires that in that city the business men have
taken tip the matter with supervisor Nat If. Washer, but as he is a merchant and
business-man of that city and former president of the Business Men's club, he is in
a particularly favorable position to see that the census is taken properly "and the
city has every faith in getting the full count," concludes the telegram.
A telegram from Dallas says that 'the business men there have also taken
united action to bring out the full count.
EI Paso should not be behind the other cities of Texas.
It is time -to act now. t
"The Herald prints it -first." The Herald extra yesterday afternoon told of
the passage by the senate of the bill providing for the reclamation loan and of the
automobile accident down the county road. "We never sleep" might be The Herald
motte'-if it wasn't "El Paso "has no'room for the knocker; the booster makes room
for himself.' "
IT WAS a splendid piece of news The Herald gave the people of the city yester
day in a telegram from Washington announcing the passage "by the senate of
the hill to issue $30,000,000 in honds for the completion of the -irrigation pro
jects of the country now Tinder way or approved for construction. -
The Elephant Butte project, which is to reclaim the entire Rio Grande valley
about El Paso, is fest on the list of projects awaiting appropriations (although
there is still enough money on hand to pay -for the condemned landand to carry
the work forward for over a year) and the completion of this $8,000,000 project is
assured in a very few years, at least without any delay whatever, if the house only
passes the hill just passed by the senate. - v
There is no reason to expect that the nouse will do otherwise than pass the
bill. Several big projects in the west are waiting for this money and the repre
sentatives in congress are working hard to get the measure through. It is now
almost certain that it -will be passed at the present session of congress, perhaps in
a very few weeks, being an administration measure.
Then there will be no further obstacle in the way of the Elephant Butte work
for the appraisement board will have decided the purchase price of the land neces-'
sary to be condemned for the railroad and damsite, and the work will be pressed
forward as fast as chief Newell and his engineers, can carry it. They hope to make
a record, in building the Elephant Butte dam and declare that they will at least
lay the stone as fast as it was ever put down on any similar project, if not faster,
once they get ihe excavations completed and get down to real work on the ma
sonry. .,." o
Patten 'only has $12,000,000 laid up, it is reported, yet he is retiring from
business. Awfully careless of him to attempt to live out the rest of his life on
that sum. The poorhouse evidently has no terrors for him.
The Poor Dog '
IHE time has arrived, according to the city officials, for catching stray ani
mals online streets without license tags. This is well and good; every per
son -who maintains a pet animal should pay the city a tax for it; hut soon
the order will go out for muzzling the dogs and then, niayhe, the order to kill the
animals unmuzzled. ' v
Both of the latter are unnecessary. The muzzles are more apt to cause the
dogs to go "mad" than anything' else. El Paso may once in a while have a case
of rahies, hut this is seldom, very seldom. Once in a while a dog foams at the
mouth and runs through the streets and frightens people until the police come and
kill it, hut this is not necessarily an indication that the animal is mad.
, Muzzles are little hetter than useless anyhow, for they soon become no pro
tection to the public and a great bother and torment to the dogs wearing them.
Owners of dogs cannot always keep them in the yards, for the animals must have
exercise, and there is no necessity to grab up a dog and hustle him off to the
pound or violate every sense of decency and humanity by shooting it down in the
Dogs properly tagged should be allowed to go unmolested. That they should
be tagged is just and right; that is one way to swell the city revenues and any
person should be willing to pay for the maintenance of a pet, hut the indiscrim
inate slaughter of animals in the streets as has been done, and the "arresting" of
dogs for being unmuzzled, is useless .
There have "been almost as many socalled rabid horses as dogs in El Paso in
the last year or so, yet nobody has talked of anuzzling horses. And of the "rabid"
dogs killed, how many brains of the animals have been examined to ascertain for a
certainty if rabies really existed?
The president passed out some slices of territorial pie yesterday the Phoenix,
Santa Fe and Globe postoffices.
to subscribe for
The Herald should
beware of Impos
ters and should
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anyone unless he
can show that he
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ized to receive it.
it finds that all are evidencing an active J
Business League of that city has ap- J
THE hero of this simple tale was born of parents beastly poor: they toiled
"and wrought without avail, to scrape a living from the moor. Our hero
( early made resolve that he would strive for greater heights; "let others in
these ruts revolve, and carry on their puny fights; to gather wealth, to Jive in
state, is all that makes this life worth while; and when I'm grown I'll piill ray
freight, and try to raise a mighty pile." His dreams came
true, in every way, as visions came, in days of old; he took
SUCCESS no time for rest or play, but gathered in fat yellow gold.
IN LIFE By 3teady steps our hero rose, to heights of usefulness and
fame; he put the kibosh on his foes, and held the ace in
every game. He laughed at figtrees and at vines, and all
domestic, trifling tilings; he owned some railways and some mine-3, and was
among the copper kings. But why detail his glories so? Why should we try to
count his dimes ? It is enough for us to know he's been indicted twenty times.
Capy right,- U905j by George Matthews a
The Boss Of the
He Attends the Annual Banquet and
HT, of coruse, dear, go by
all means!" said the Bosss
wife with extraordinary
The Boss could scarcely believe his
ears. He had been on his best behavior
for a week. He had brought home vio
lets or candy every day. In a moment
of conversational expansivenesg he had
even gone so far as to admit that there
might be something in that "votes for
women" proposition, after all.
Yet even after these careful prepara
tions he had approached -the subject of
the Annual Banquet .-with fear and
trembling. And that was her answer!
What was the meaning of it? What
dark purpose lurked beneath the sem
blance of amiability? Ordinarily, when
he announced that he would not be at
home for dinner, the lady developed
every ailment, short of leprosy, that
might work upon his conjugal sympa
thles and keep him by her side.
Perhaps she had misunderstood him!
He decided to state his case again.
"I said I -was going to our Annual
Banquet this evening and that you
needn t sit up for me' he observed.
"Ye, dear," cooed his wife, even
more sweetly than before. "I'm so glad
you're going to have a little relaxation
and amusement. You work so hard. I'll
go and lay out your things."
A .puzzled frown furrowed the Boss's
classic forehead as his spouse tripped
"What could be the matter with her?
Where were the tears and tantrums of
The Boss was a conservative man aV
man with the proper respect for order
and tradition. In the first year of
their marriage his wife, on a memorable
occasion, had locked ,the front door and
thrown the key out of the window to
prevent his attending a club dinner.
This was as it .should be. It filjed the
accepted formula of jealous wifehood
and at the same time added zest 'to the
evening's festivities when finally he
As a matter of fact nothing more seri
ous had happened than the printing of
a newspaper sentence by his wife's fa
"Never Oppose Your Husband In Any
thing You Dislike. The Surest Way to
Stop Him Is to Encourage Him."
So while a wife of matchless meek
ness put the studs in one of his evening
shirts he grew more and more mysti
fied and uncomfortable. Nevertheless.
tile BOSS felt thai siinh wifplv flovntlnn
I must be rewarded.
"You know, dear, I'm in charge of all
the arrangements and I can't afford to
take changes. So I'll turn all my glasses
The Boss's wife sighed as she turned
from the door back into the
apartment- She was lonesome, and. It
must be confessed, slightly afraid.
Moreover, she wanted very much to at
tend a concert to which the Boss had
i Invited her the following afternoon. But
she knew, through long experience with
post prandial phenomena, he would beg-j
off on the plea of' not feeling well or t
E FROM NEW
L. Bourk Says He Has Coh
ered 14,885 Miles in.
Just Two Years.
It was a bright summed morning
July 20, 1908, to be exact when L.
Bourk, a seaside iad o is years, quit
his home In Chrlstchurch, New Zealand.
Auu-.vesieraaj anernoon Jj- .Dour., nun
netting 20 years about, walked into El
Paso, Tex. He has traveled, walked,
sailed, ridden., jumped and swam, just
14,885 miles in two years.
"Just a bit of a jog about the world,''
explains L. Bourk, of Chrlstchurch, New
Zealand, long haired and wild looking.
Here is his 'bit of a jog." Leaving New
Zealand he shipped to Australia, walked
about to all the principal cities of the
continent-island, then shipped to Van
couver, B. C. Then with a friend he de
cided to ride the rest of the way around
on a bicycle, but the friend soon gave
it up, "chucked it" In the terms of
So young Bourk sold his bicycle and
walked into Seattle in time to see the
exposition there. Next he made his way
down the Pacific coast entering Texas
by way of southern California, Arizona
and New Mexico. He intends to "make
it" to Chicago and New Y'ork, shipping
to London, then through France and
Meet Strange Animal.
"Hi was in jail hout 'ere in Lords
burg," explains Bourk. "Bit of a mishun
derstandin', so the judge let me hout."
"Trouble? Well the worst Hi 'ad was
but in California. Met one of these 'ere
skunks on' the road. Don't av 'em in the
Island. Picked the little beggar up, pret
ty little beast But dear me, such a
nawsty little fellow he was."
The young man from the best gov
erned country in the world, seems very
interested in the United States. "Hi like
the. country very good, but there don't
appear to be much chance for the work
In' man 'ere." he concludes.
"Mr. L. Bourk" as he himself gives
his name, is going to stay a "bit" In
El Paso. L. Bourk. Chrlstchurch, New
Zealand, is a strange one, but no slow
one at that. He is different, anyway.
Lest we forsret let'.n keep our money
at home and still get the best. Globe
Goes Home Disgustingly Sober.
"I SAID I WAS GOING TO OUR AN
NUAL BANQUET AND YOU NEEDN'T
SIT UP FOR ME!" SAID THE BOSS.
She sewed a while. She read a while.
She reflected on the irony of existence
and the tyranny of man for a space.
Then 'she cried some. And at brief in
tervals looked at the clock.
At 11 she deckled she would wait 15
minutes longer and then go to bed, for
getting that there was such a base crea
ture as the Boss in the world.
At 12 o'clock she was determined that
she would not sit up for him a minute
At 1 o'clock the Boss came in.
Such a stately Bos! Such a solemn
Boss, with carefully measured walk and
speech of strange precision!
Out of a pocket of his overcoat, from
beneath a layer of loose cigarets,
matches and small change, he produced
a battered and bedraggled pink carna
tion. "For you, my dear! Brought 'em all
the way home to you! Thought about
you all the time! Worried about you.!
But it was a great dinner! Wouldn't
have missed It for $20! Say. lemme
tell you what I said! Made an awful
hit! Listen here, now!"
She listened until half past 2 as the
Boss recounted in detail the innumera
ble witticisms of the evening, giving
particular emphasis to his own. .
At last, from sheer exhaustion, his
wife fell asleep.
"Say," the Boss confided the next
morning to the Confirmed Married Man.
who inquired anxiously concerning ,hls
hollow eyed appearance, "went to our
Annual Banquet last night- My wife
expected me to come home pickled at 1
in "the morning! But I tell you I fooled
her' I was back home at 10 ' o'clock
and sober as a judge!"
Copyright. 1910. bv the New Y'ork
Evening Telegram (New York Herald
company). All rights reserved.
WORK OF CHARITY
Splendid Showing is Made
in the Distribution of
Following is a summary of relief work
done by the Woman's charity for one
Sumner ot families aided with
and clothing, 51., Total number ol
Among these were: Widows, 22; or
phans, 6; single women, 4; men, 4;
boys, 1 "
Nationalities reprebented: American,
negro"' rabian Russian, Mexican and
fJ0(;?rIeV0 the value of 55.10; flour
from the storeroom, $4.60; coffee from
the storeroom, $2.95; free meat orders,
?5fi- I U?kets. 95: garments given,
SI; hn QS fiveir' 13 Pair; 1 hat, 1 cap,
?o Lnr 6 Quilt. 1 blanket; 1 lunch.
t .nnl K.StVe 4"50' half 00lt ClOth,
cioth o?roead' 9S1-2 cents; half bolt
Swn nn 2 TOIIts; ,,a:f da' machine
foaSni snT' G0 cent3' 5 n,sM'
vS?l J ; Intenriews in office, S5;
I- S,r out8ide. 50; letters written,
curea rTUred for ,nen' ' rk se"
SS? -Vvomcu. "; work secured for
ff miiv' iransportatlon- 2; seven pints
to Sr f en daiIy to invalids; canvass
thr fam aS-n; 0il cloth' cot' fuel 'r
three families, $4.00; cooking utensils,
The commute t i . .
of M t X vunjje is composea
'. . .M..
iJlCK. Afro R T
William H. Burges.
RIFI.ED SAVINGS BASK
A smalTi0 IX p-OAD YARD
-. small savltio-c kni. -- .
..Z.T 'Ylues Dank. No. 3601. be-
Val!eySBanavd?3itr of th Grande
Bank and Trust
fonrwl iot -r,r . vuot uumpnny, Tvas
th 'r ; V: "wnesaay afterno
thA t p. t "ouu, uiiernoon near
Fett oar fn rePaIr shop by William
rifled nr freman- The bank had been
door from It W neceary to break the
which i?18 hI"ges to secure the money
nmi J supposed to have contained.
mornW X ?f tbe bank stated this
morning that the name of the owner of
?J f Uste(i alPhflb-'2ally Sn their
ledger, and not numericallv, and thnt it
is not an easy matter to determine the
loser. The depositor has not vet report
ed having lost the little bank
rCH KP1 '
SEA ISLAND COTTON
CROPS ARE NOW BECOMING ENORMOUS t .ZZIZZL
ILL, Sea Island cotton save -the
West Indies? This question
f hPine- fcpi rtaiiv through-
out the long- stretch of islands extend-
ing from the British Virgin group to
British Guiana on the mainland of
South America. Backed by the in
fluence of the British government, all
the resources of science and the wealth
of the English spinners and dealers, the
planters in the islands believe they can
answer the question in the affirmative.
Sea Island cotton was Introduced in
the West Indies as an experiment in
the first years of the present century,
but did not begin to attract wide at
tention until 1904. Then hhinments
totaling 55,625 pounds of high grade
cotton from St. Kitts and Nevis caused
the American raisers to take notice.
From that date the increase in West
India cotton has been the talk of the
'English manufacturers. In 1905 the
crop for a few islands was 2G3,77S1
pounds, a phenomenal advance, and in
1906 the crop was 326.456 pounds, more
than a quarter million pounds over
what is was two years before.
These figures made such an Impres
sion upon the minds of the American
planters that they are said to have
reached a decision not to let the West
Indies have any more of their seed.
There is the crux of the situation, and
the English planters are waiting hope
fully to learn whether they can con
tinue on their present prosperous way.
or whether in the course of time their
transplanted seed will become vitiated
and they will be at the end of their
rope for lack of fresh stock.
Scientific propagation of all obtain
able varieties for producing seed has
been under way In Barbados for several
years, and th'e planters of St. Kitts and
other places are now buying their seed
there, paying 14 cents per pound But
while the Barbados seed is giving ex
cellent satisfaction there is the linger
ing suspicion that some day that also
will weaken under the strain of In
breednig or over development.
The Imperial department of agricul
ture is doing a splendid work. Its
specialty is botanical gardens where an
incessant effort is made to acclimatize
the native products of one section of
the empire In another. It is constantly
growing new things in strange places,
and because of the world wide extent
of its feeders in colonies in every cor
ner of the globe, it has exceptional op
portunities for experiments In trans
planting. The botanical garden at Dominica, in
richness and completeness, is said to
stand second only to the famous one in
Cotton was eagerly seized upon by
the department and is being treated
along practical lines. Not only do the
government experts watch with minute
care the' crops they are growing in the
official garden, but they go into the
When they see a particularly hardj
plant with desirable individual char
acteristics, " they mark it. From this
time the plant is watched closely and, if
at the time of picking, it seems better
and more hardy rthan its .fellows, it is
set apart and its seed planted over and
over again to discovered whether it was
merely a "sport" or a useful, perma
By such methods it is hoped to de
velop special varieties for every island,
exactly suited to the conditions under
which they first appeared.
Land Becomes Valuable.
The spread of Sea Island cotton was
largely due to work of P. Wade of Lon
don, who began in 1904 with a planta
tion In Montserrat that was $30,000 in
debt. TodaS' it Is said to be free of all
incumbrances and to be 'paying hand
somelj'. Last year one plantation of 60
acres in St. Kitts cleared $5000, largely
because of cotton.
Estates that 10 years ago could, have
been bought for 'a song are now rated
like corner lots in a boom town. The
boom eventually will strike Its normal
level, but If the cotton does not de
teriorate the land will still remain
There are few plants so thorougsly
dependent upon the location qf the
ground In relation to the ' ocean
as Sea Islan4 cotton, and the differ
ences in quality and quantity in areas
sharply bounded are astonishing. For
instance. St. Vincent, in the Windward
group, four degrees south of St. Kitts.
Is said to produce the finest cotton in,
the West Indies, a grade that sells from
12 cents to 18 cents more than the St.
In St. Kitts there -is an area about
three miles square which produces as
high as 360 pounds of lint per acre.
This is an especially favored spot on the
south side of the island, protected from
the northeast gales. A yield of 250
pounds is obtained In other spots on
this island where it will grow profit
ably at all. Nevis. 10 miles from St.
Kitts, gets a paltry hundred pounds
(From The Herald of this date, 1396)
ENBOLMEHT OF PUBLIC SCHOLLS
TOTALS 1126 SCHOLARS
Last night's special meeting of the
city council was called for the purpose
o frecelvlng tne report or tne special
auditing committee composed of E. L.
Shackelford, L. H. Davis and N. Stock
er. They stated that they had found
the system employed in the city assess
or's office all that could be expected,
but found the manner 'of conduct'ii the
iffi-je of city clerk should be remed.f'd
by the use of indexes. They also Recom
mended the purchase of books for the
The chief of police was reported to
be $100.50 short and he stated that he
collected his fines In small amounts,
and the shortage would be made up as
soon as he could enforce these collec
tions. The flyer on the' Southern Pacific
was half an hour late last night owing
to the fact that the diner left the rails
near Strauss station. There was no one
Injured and no damage done beyond
tho breaking of a few dishes.
Operations at the artesian well will
be resumed tomorrow.
The confederate veterans of John 'C
Brown camp met last night and re
elected their old officers.
The McGinty band had a very satis
factory practico last night.
The Corralitos company will, on
March S, commence the shipment of
2100 head of cattle.
J. Fisher Satterthwalte has sold to
Henry E. Smith of Philadelphia, all of
the Satterthwalte addition and also his
land In the Campbell addition for $7150.
1 Per acre,-while Montserrat. 40 miles
away, gets 250 pounds. Apparently only
i continued planting determines who is
the drawer of a lucky location in the
cotton land lottery.
t In St. Kitts the area of maximum pro
j duction is defined almost as sharply as
If by a fence.
Free From "Weevil.
The boll weevil has not reached the
islands where cotton is doing so well,
but the planters are doing a vast
amount of spraying to head off such
pests. They have a horrible example in
Antigua where, during the past two
years, the cotton bud maggot injured
the crop so badly that the enterprise
was nearly abandoned. However, the
landlords took heart once more and now
have 300 acres In. cotton. This is re
ported to be doing well because the
weather was hot and dry In tire last
budding season, a condition the mag
got cannot abide.
To further the war on pesjs. the im
perial department of agriculture under
fakes to buy and disinfect any new sued
brought into an island, and towatch it
afterward to see whether the disinfect
ant was effective.
Cotton Supplants Tobacco.
Tobacco and sugar were formerly the
great staples of the Caribbean, but to
bacco growing died a natural death, and
sugar was scarcely paying when cotton
loomed on the horizon. With it- came
a povidential discovery. This was that
cotton is planted in May and June and
picked in November the month for
planting sugar cane. Hence, no time
need be lost between seasons.
The discovery again made cane a
valuable asset where cotton was raised.
It was a case of killing two birds with
one stone, most of the preliminary work
for the cane being incidental to the
cotton cultivation. This double tilling
is continued two years, then the ground
Is planted in pigeon peas, which are
later plowed under as nourishment for
the soil. The other fertilizers are of
the chemical kind and are imported
from the United States. -
Ginning facilities have been pro
vided in St. Kitts and other big pro
ducing islands, and $27 per ton is paid
for seed. The cotton seed oil is shipped
to Barbados for refining. The St. Kitts
bale weighs 622 pounds, and the freight
on it "to Liverpool is abou,t $4.37 per
A socialistic departure made by the
imperial department of agriculture
should be a matter of interest to stu
dents of economies' and advocates of
government ownership. Cotton was in
troduced in the Virgin islands by the
government experiment station. It did
well. At that time the sole industries
in the islands were fishing and rais
ing a- few cattle and sheep.
The scientists furnished seed to peas
ants living near, and persuaded them to
try it. These pioneers soon found that
cotton paid them and the industry be
came general. However, the inhabi
tants of the Virgin islands were ex
ceedingly poor, and all together could
not raise funds for a gin. The depart
ment entered the commercial field by
building a gin and offering to buy cotton-in
small lots at the usual rates.
An outlet tor their produce having
been found, the islancLers of course
raised more cotton. The ginnery is run
on strictly honest commjercial Qines
and the profits fo to the government.
The 'experiment in the Virgin Islands
has worked so well that the income
from the ginnery equals all the other
revenues of -the government put to
gether. Advance Money to Planters.
The government has fostered the en
terprise in other" islands by advancing
money to the planters. The manner of
collecting these loans was to levy an
export tax of one cent per pound. But
the government is now anxious to get
out. .feeling that the Industry is well
enough established to support itself.
One objection to the export duty was
that it was a 'flat rate, being the same
for inferior cotton selling at ten cents
per pound as on that selling at 35
To take the place of the government
as a sort of wet nurse to cotton grow
ing, the British Growing association
has been incorporated by royal charter.
It-is lending money where assistance is
needed. Among other things it under
takes to adt as a commission 'and
clearing house for the ropi provides
cheap insurance, furnishes cheap trans
portation from the islands to Liverpool
or Southampton, has agents who en
courage the tenants and publishes
timely and valuable bulletins in- addi
tion to those issued by the government.
Among the association's members In
council are about 50 of England's big
gest men in the cotton business, includ
ing spinners, dyers, printers, weavers,
representatives of labor organizations
and members of the nobility. The as
sociation also has a West African
Tomorrow Curing the Insane.
The surveyors of the boundary com
mission return today from a survey of
"The Island" which contains between
15,000 and 20,000 acres.
March 9 has been set as the date for
the holding" of the Republican county
The meeting of the boundary com
missioners, which was to have been held
here March 10, has- been postponed un
til March 20. v
Owing to the prevalence of winds at
this time, there vill be little bicvele
racing at the local track this month.
John Brunner is visiting Tucson,
Ariz., on business and Frank Del Buono
is in San Francisco.
Col. Parker, late of the 18th infantry
leav's today for the east preparatory to
retirement. There Is no definite report
as to who his successor will be.
Tha school board held a meeting last
mght, at which the total present en
rolment was reported as 1126, with an
average dally attendance of 93 percent
Mrs. Sullivan of Juarez was notified
that she would have to pay tuition for
her children if she sent them to tho
El Paso public schools.
Metal market Silver, 69ic- lead
$3.12; copper, 10 l-4c; Mexican pesos'
AS OTHERS SEE US.'
From Globe (Ariz.) Silver Belt.
"El Paso, has convicted a man on a
charge of murder." boastingly asserts
the Herald. He must be a double-eyed
two-time stilled, red-fisted butcher
Tells Friend "Wife an Onioa Spree
Mtint Be TVeepIngr One.
BY WALTER A. SlrrCtAXR.
ELL!" exclaimed Friend
Wife, "have you read
about this PIttsburger
who was arrested on a spree and told
the judge that it was caused by eating
JlUSl IIU.VIT wctii vrm - a. ...vr- .. -r
ins jags," said the Tireu Business Man.
"I've seen a lot of them being carriea
around, of course but they were- never
n.rtrihiitprl to onions. It never was Ber
muda, although It might: have been Ja-
West Indies town. And the judge let
him go. I suppose the magistrate
took the tears caused by onions for re
pentance. "The man didn't even proffer the
usuaL excuse that goes with victims
of cucumbers and other vegetable pains,
same beings that he took some old re
liable antldote'to stop his pangs. Nope,
he asserted that he touched nothing but
a small consignment of onion, wishing
to Induce sleep. I suppose that the
lady temperance poets will soon effus
in rhj-me about Lfps that touch th
"YOU HAVE BEEN EATING ONIONS."
onion fine shall never touch these lips
"If a man can get overcome by taking
an onion to induce sleep and can get
away with the excuse, which is more
important then what's o prevent a man
telling the judge that he got In that
condition taking a potato as an eye
opener in the morning? I suppose if a
fellow were arrested for flirting while
under the influence of potatoes he could
be called a 'potato masher.' What?
'rrhls case looks like the old canteen
abolition, again- -The total abstainers
took away the red, red porterhouse,
the comparatively innocuous sirloin,
the soddening but not excitative pork
chop-, and as a result the first victim
got off die reservation over into one
of those honkatonks outside the lines
and there tanked up ostentatiously on
onion. The onion habitue is lost to
all shame. He knows he cannot quietly
Imbibe a raw or fried and then conceal
his breath with a clove. He knows that
when he goes home, keeping his equi
librium perfectly and limiting- his con
versation to tfyes' and 'no lor safety
when the door is opened there will be
one -sniff, and then the accusation, X6u
have been onioning!
"With no chance of concealing his
double life, the onion bibber plunges
more frequently I might almost say he
punges from the word pungent, his em
ployer refusing to keep him because
his associates complain his breath
smells like an apartment house air
shaft at dinner time.
"The time comes whe the ordinary
domestic onion no longer lights him
all up as of yore, and he tries to satis
fy his cravings with scalllons, leeks
and eventually with garlic Then he
finds his acqualntances"ducking up side
streets rather than meet him. and he
realizes that it is all true, that the
onion is a mocker and strong breath
is raging, that the onion atingeth like
an asp and blteth like an adder. Not
meaning like a hungry bookkeeper,
"It's a great vegetarian age. There'
U Iz Burbajik. for Instance, offering hls
latest graft, the spineless cactus, as the
finest little substitute for beefsteak.
Like all substitutions in the football
fiction, this one would save the game.
to say nothing of the domestic cattle.
Think of Charles Dickens, who ap
pealed to the stomach first and the
heart afterward, writiner nrir t
which his characters grew jovial over a
jn5ey, spineless cactus steak, washed
down with quaffs of musty onion. On
second consideration, don't think of it.
ui course, .ir. Burbank means well,
but he Is not well informed as to the
correct progress of a formal dinner Ke
evidently intends the cactus to be the
entree when everyone knows It should
be In the desert. Joke, if vou feel
strong. However, to resume our tem
perance lecture on 'Down With Onion.'
might say after reading that onions
are responsible I now can understand,
one temperance poem that puzzled me."
"Weil, Mr. Bones, what poem?"
asked Friend Wife.
"'The Tear on the Barroom Floor"
said the Tired Business Man.
Copyright. 1910. by the New York
Evening Telegram (New York: Herald
company). All rights reserved.
M. B. A. ORGANIZES
LODGE IV EAST EL PASO.
A Modern Brotherhood of America
lodge has been organized in East Ej
Paso by state manager W. T Davis
assisted by lodge No. 2177. which was
organized in. the down-town district two
years ago. The new lodge starts with
a membership of 40.
Officers elected and installed were
Worthy president, N. S- Craig; worthy
vice president, W. C. Smith; secretary
treasurer. W. H. Carberry; chaplain.
ir.u . -nugnes; conductor,
Thomas Cleary; watchman, L. H Rloh
sentry. A. Kobell.'v
The lodge will be known as Har
mony lodge No. 2643. M. B. A., and will
hold its meetings each Tuesday evenlna
at the W. O. W. hall in East El PaSO
6S,fr nited- federate Veterans
m the ofnees ot judge P. F. Edwards
yesterday, Col. J. W. a(v wKed
adjutant; H. S. Stacy JbTJedrotel
commander 0f the camp, aud Cant. E. f
Stoker was chosen as delegate to the
reunion at Mohi'e, April 27 to 29.
REED GOES TO CARLSBAD
W. M. Reed, district engineer of the
reclamation service, and his chief clerk.
- H. Frankland. left last night for
Carlsbad. N. M.. to attend to business
matters connected with the proposed
reclamation, work in that section P W
Dent examiner of the service. iS also
out of the dty, having gone for a visit
with relatives at his old home In Sha