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Saturday, larcli 5, 1910.
L PASO HERALD
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Grafters To Enforce Law!
RIMINALS to enforce the law against criminals! Think of it! Gen. Bing
ham, late police commissioner of New York, declares that 15 percent of the
policemen in that great city are criminals and that graft is widespread
throughout the department, but he could not stop it. He declares that the head
of the department is utterly at sea in enforcing the law with such an organized
force of graft under him, and, such being the case, the world must wonder that the
criminal record is not greater than it is in this second largest city of the world.
It is a pitiable condition, too, when the head of such a great department for
the enforcement of law and order is forced to admit the existence of such a condi
tion; it is a Teflection on the manhood of America when it is impossible to collect
together a band of a few thousand men to enforce the law without one out of
every 14 being a. crook.
The man who for years has ruled the New York police department frankly
acknowledges that the toll of graft and blackmail in the city reaches to nearly
$10,000,000 a. month, and as frankly acknowledges that he couldn't stop it, accord
ing to Hugh C. Weir, in the "The World Today.". Taking Gen. Bingham's estimates
that 15 percent of the members of the Kew York force are deliberately dishonest,
it means, sayte Weir, that one man in every 14 of those upon whom the city of New
York must rely for the protection of life and property, iis :false to his trust, that
he is extending a greater protection to the lawbreaker than to his victim!
It means that there is a greater proportion of criminals on the New York
police force than in all of the rest of the city combined! If we were to accept the
statement that one man in every 14 in New York is a crook, society would be
disrupted and law would be demolished, yet this is the startling statement of the
head of the New York police force as to the members of his department, and. the
courts are not aroused, the prosecutor is not aroused, the grand jury is not aroused,
the people are not aroused. Why?
One paved street" is worth a dozen impassable, unpaved thoroughfares. Sign
up for your share.
An advertisement says that "one dose will end indigestion, gas, heartburn, or
headache." Strychnine will do that; so will a shotgun and several other- things.
SORREL COLT, one pleasant day, ran round and round a stack of ha'.
nd kicked its 'heels, and pawed the land, mid reared and jumped to beat
the band. The older horses stood around and swallowed fodder by the
pound, and gave no notice to the kid that gaily round the haystack slid. 1 loafed
along and murmured, then: "If horses were as mean as men. some old gray work
horse, stiff and sour, would jaw that colt for half an
hour; methinks I hear that work.'horse say: 'You think
THE SORREL you're might' smooth and gay, and you are fresh and
COLT sporty now, but when they hitch you to the plow, "and
strap a harness on your back, and work you till your in
nards crack, and kick you when you want to balk, and
slug you with a chunk of rock, and cover you with nasty sores, and leave you
freezing out of doors O, then you won't kick up your heels! You'll know, then
how a work horse feels. But 'horses have no croaking voice, to chill the colt that
would rejoice; no graybeard plug Avill leave its feed to make the heart of child
hood 'bleed; no dismal prophecies are heard, no normal homilies absurd, where
horses stand and eat their their hay, and so tie colts may run and play!"
Capyrlght, 1909, by George Mattnewa Aoawi.
WITH BOYS AND MEN
BY DR. MADISON C. PETERS.
TALK YOUR BUSINESS UP
Business Side Of Art b7
MORGAN'S ART TREASURES COST $30,000,000 '
'X NO other country has there been seun galleries at Kensington because
such a great growth of Interest in
art matters as In the United States
During 1909 the value of importations
oi art works Into this country amount
ed to more than $40,000,000. Add "to
'this the amount spent for American
art, as well as the cost of art educa
tion, and It is likely that the United
LL Is right with the world; It is
ou who are all wrong. The
world is a good place to live in,
a land of delights, but you can make it
a vale of tears.
It is not bard to "tell the nonprogressives in riding over the paved residence
streets- Every "once in a while you come to a little piece of bumpy, unpaved street.
A Los Angeles paper says the public is to be invited to discuss saloons. It all
depends on whether the discussion is to be in the saloons or not, whether the crowd
win be small or not.
No wonder Jeff Davis wanted the Congressional Record amended. It will not
look well now nor hereafter to have the Record show in cold type where the sena
tor from Arkansas admitted that if a bill for which he was working should be
come a law, he would receive a large fee.
The only difference in 13 and any other number is the way of writing it. Few
people will hesitate to take $13 if offered that amount instead of $12. Try it and
see how many are superstitious.
"The first week of the Philadelphia strike cost the city two million dollars, it is
stated. Somebody is to blame who? It is either the street car company or the
strikers. The people ought to find out who and place the "blame so heavily on the
guilty party as to make future affairs of this kind almost impossible.
The world gives back the echo of
yourself. If you shout "Hurrah" for
success and happiness you will be an
swered in kind.
As long as the jaundice of pessimism
is in your system, you will see a jel
low streak in everything. Scatter sun
shine and you will reap a golden har
vest. " '
The recent panic through which we
have passed was brought about largely
by croakers fretful prophets men who
did nothing but talk business down and
whose lack of confidence became con-
tatriOUS. 1t infoetPrl others ivlth tt: tnrin
until nearly everybody was suffering
from a general depression which was
very largely Imaginary.
To prevent a recurrence of the finan
cial nightmare this country wants op
timists, who smile a protest against
distrust, who will not bid the evil one
the time of the day until they meet
A hopeful optimism Is the ballbearing
of business negotiation. A few punc
tured tires on the financial automobile
Is no reason why we should throw the
entire machinery on the scrap heap.
Keep away from these men who yell
"all in" when their wind gets a little
thin and who want to chuck their luck
when they see a chance to duck. Asso-
i date with men who talk success and
who act success and success will come.
Keep away from the men who whine,
who would send blue streaks down the
line. Keep the lamp of faith burning
brightly. What If the times are a little
hard and you feel the pressure of pov
erty; insist that good days are coming
and if you keep right on without a stop
you will surely show up on top. When
you want to flop, don't. Be a booster.
Quit your knocking. Talk your busi
ness up, talking it down sets the mind
toward the negative and destroys con
fidence instead of creating IL
Some people are always whining.
Nothing goes right with them, even
the common movements of Providence
do not suit them.
Tou never can live upward when
you are talking downward. To make
a man succeed who is at outs with him
self is like trying to save a drowning
man who Is determined to drown.
Face a panther and he will cower;
show fear and he will spring at your
throat. Difficulties are panthers, face
them boldly and they are conquered.
If fortuno has played you false today,
tomorrow she may be true, so press on.
He fails alone who feebly creeps. Wake
up, electrify yourself and hurl your
manhood on to noble achievements.
Success waits upon men who are
transformed from callow-eaglets into
strong-thewed eagles, who scream de
fiance at the storm as they rise and
strike their pinions against winds of
Don Kedzie Rejoices Over Ei Paso
From Lordsburg (N- M.) Liberal
Glory be, but El Paso is coming to its was convicted, was tried and convicted
or navtng onered tne assistant city at
torney, Volney M. Brown, a bunch of
money to let up on a case he was prose
cuting, and he was sent up for two years
for this attempted bribery. El Paso is
Put Up Electric Signs
L PASO ought to put up more electric signs. They show that a town is awake
and alive at night and they also help to light it.
Denver and Los Angeles have reputations that have made them
talked about in the north, east and everywhere else because they are so well lighted
and this lighting is largely due to the electric signs. Nearly every business
house on the principal streets has a huge electric sign somewhere on the front
either on top of the building, up the front of the building, across the front, hang
ing over the sidewalk, or somewhere to attract attention to the place at night
and ligbt the sidewalk for pedestrians. The streets are if anythingl brighter at
night than by day, and the effect, looking down one of the principal thoroughfares
after dark is most bewilderingly beautiful.
El Paso has arrived at the elctric sign era, but could and should have many
more. They are attractive advertisements for the business concerns that use them
and they are equally as attractive and equally as good an advertisement for the city
as a whole. Light streets always attract trade.
Every store has a sign of some character. It might as well be an electric sign;
such a sign can be seen by night as well as by day, and it helps to light the street
at the same time. The cost is not great.
"In the Springtime Gentle Annie" puts out her flowers and cleans up her yard
if she is interested in making El Paso beautiful. "Do it now."
A watermain burst in a Los Angeles street and shot a stream of water above
a six story building. If an El Paso water pipe ever did anything like that, it
would frighten the people cold.
It will take a real sport to see the big fight. Think of $10 for the bleachers
and $50 for a padded cushion. One would think those sluggers were prima donnas
or tender cuts of beef, or fresh eggs.
The bill to change the inauguration date of the president to April will save a
lot of people a lot of annoyance, for March weather in Washington is generally not
the finest in the world for inauguration crowds.
As soon as the lucky homesteaders who drew lands in the Yuma reservation
at Los Angeles, can get their farms and orchards in shape, southern California is
going to have some lively competition in the citrus business.
Just to keep the record straight: The chamber of commerce never endorsed
A. L. Sharpe for collector of customs of El Paso; it did not get into politics in
that manner. After the chamber of commerce had endorsed judge Burton Parker
for assistant secretary of the treasury and CoL J. F. Huston for T)rigadier general
both worthy men and had thus set the precedent, The Herald suggested the
propriety of endorsing Mr. Sharpe for collector, he being tbe only Texas candidate
for the position and having the endorsement of the local and state Republican
organizations. The chamber of commerce then passed a resolution declaring that,
in its opinion, the collectorship should go to "a Texas man." The secretary of
the chamber of commerce then became a candidate for the office.
own. The town is one of the best an tne
world. It has had only one bad habit,
that of acquitting men killers when tried
In the local courts. The habit was noto
rious, and the reputation of El Paso. In
this particular was a matter of com
ment far and -wide.
The Liberal has labored with El Paso,
and tried to correct' that fault. Several
times it has despaired, thinking the clty
never would reform, and that it would
always be a city of refuge for the man
killer. Time and again it has remons
trated with the people for this lone fault.
It has not done It as a matter of cap
tious criticism, but because it loved the
city, and wanted to see it take its prop
er place in the world as a law abiding
town, and always had faith in It. and be
lieved that it would surely reform.
UP TO YOU.
From Globe (Ariz.) Silver Belt.
"How can one tell an. egg's age?" asks
the El Paso Herald. In the absence of
any fixed rule it might be well to ex
amine the teeth of the hen responsible
for its production.
From probe (Ariz.) Sliver Belt.
"Frost nips nose of gentle spring,"
runs a headline in The El Paso Herald.
Gentle spring may in time learn to keep
Now the Liberal is glad to announce , her nose out of other people's business
1-1 3otrc? mndo fnmnilR lit- .Tnhn ' lr itlirfiT- -rtrrt--lc? Ka llt-frlrv lace -fnrmi yil.
that the davs made famous by John
"Wesley Harden. John Selxnan, Manen
Clemens, and many lesser killers have
passed. An El Paso killer has been
convicted of murder. Last week. Jesus
Perez who had pushed a knife into Gre
gorio Navarette and killed him. was
tried for murder. The evidence was, as
is generally the case in EI Paso murder
"trials, clear that Perez had committed
the deed. In fact he went on the stand
and admitted that he did. and made an
appeal to the unwritten law. The jury
heard the evidence, and promptly
brought in a verdict of guilty, and fixed
the punishment at 30 years in the peni
tentiary. A movement is on foot to erect a bras
tablet in the chamber of commerce In
commemoration of the event, and on It
engrave the names of the jurors who set
the beautiful city right with the world.
i It has been suspected that In some of the
isujcs wnere justice naa Deen ouiragea
that money had been spent in fixing
the lawyers or the jurors.
As an accompaniment to this convic
tion there came another, which shows
that the people of the city had awaken
ed. W. A. Nalll, a day or so after Perez
DOX KEDZIE OX SHARPE.
From Lordsburg (N. M.) Liberal.
The president has reappointed "Alfred
L. Sharpe as collector of customs at El
Paso. Mr. Sharpe has held the office,
for four years, and was an applicant
for reappointment. Ho was opposed by
the Republicans of New Mexico, who
claimed the appointment as belonging
to this territory. Gen. B. J. Viljoen, of
Dona Ana county, was a candidate for
the appointment, and was endorsed by
the Republican territorial committee
The Republicans of Dona Ana county
thought the general had not been long
enough In the county, and so endorsed
W. W. Cox. Last week Gen. Viljoen
retired from the contest. It is said that
the reason the president decided to re
appoint Mr. Sharpe was the opposition
made to him by the El Paso Times. The
bitter opposition of the Times is a good
certificate of Republicanism, and the
Times did everything in its power to se
cure the defeat of Mr. Sharpe.
An Answer To Moore's "Farewell"
For The Herald, by Lyman S. Madison.
Go, friend, and in all of thy wanderings far
Whether happiness lead as thy bright guiding star,
Or clouds for a time hide thy pathway from view
Think always of those thou hast left, fond and true :
And nightly, when met in the old wonted-place,
We wilMist for a voice and we'll look for a 'face
That oft, in our dreams, smiles as gay as of vore
And sigh, that we see thy bright features no more l
We will long for thy anusic, and catch at each strain
Which brings, iSsome fashion, thy notes back again
In kind recollection we'll speak of the time '
When bright eyes flashed brighter, responsive to thine
And how, at the zenith of mirth's revelry, - , '
Thy absence would sadden the sweet harmon
All joj-ous again, if perchance at the end '
We welcomed thy presence amongst us, dear friend. " '
And in the far countries, where'er thou shalt roam v
Awaken a song for thy friends and thy home- ' '
For in the lone eventide oft shall we sav: '
"The music sounds sadly since he went awav"
When sorrow surrounds thee, and life seems o'ereast
, Let memory bear thee back into the past,
To 'hear tender voices say low in thine ear
"Come back, weary minstrel; thy place is still here"
States is paying $100,000,000 a year for
tht art Its people enjoy.
Of the $11,500,000 which America pays
each year for the study of art, $5,000,
000 goes to the schools, divided about
equally between elementary and finish
ing schools. Another $1,000,000 Is
counted for subscriptions to art maga
zines and text books. The municipali
ties of the country spend $4,500,000 a
year for art for popular exhibit.
While the outlay of the cities of the
country is not in keeping with that of
European art centers, it is believed
that the prospective progress of the
coming decade will put us abreast of
the leading cities of that continent in
respect to municipal expenditures for
3IorKan' Art Purchases.
J. Plerpont Morgan nas become the
greatest buyer of art In America. It
Is reliably stated that Ms collection
of pictures, bricabrac, antiques, rugs
and other works of art have cost him
at least $30,000,000. It is rumored
abroad that Mr. Morgan Intends to be
queath all his collections to the govern
ment for the creation of a national gal
lery that will rival the best in Europe.
Napoleon ransacked the world to
make the Louvre what it is, and those
who have information as to Mr. Mor
gan's Intentions believe that he is am
bitious to do as much for the art of his
country as Napoleon did for that of
France. He has agents abroad who are
continuously looking for famous paint
ings. He makes it a rule to pay for no
work of art he buys until after one
year, thus affording himself an oppor
tunity of being certain that the pur
chase Is genuine.
Europe does not relish the competi
tion of Americans In her art centers.
Only recently a petition was taken to
the emperor of Germany, begging him
to have all art exportation from that
country prohibited. While Americans
have bought many valuable pieces from
dealers of the fatherland, their prime
source of supply is Paris, where art
flourishes as nowhere else In the world.
Only recently the Kanns sold their
gallery for $5,000,000. The buyer was
a Russian Jew, who got his start in
the world at a blacksmith's anvil. Next
to Paris, England Is our greatest source
of Imported art, Italy ranking third and
3Inny Masterpieces Lost.
It often happens that paintings and
other works of art of rare merit and
value become lost to sight In the mu
tations of time, and. when someone re
discovers them he strikes a piece of
rare good luck for himself and for the
world of art as well.
Not long ago an .employe of the immi
gration service in New Tork waj trav
eling in Italy. He was a judge of art
and utilized his spare time In search-
mg tor unlisted masterpieces. In one
of the cities he visited he found a whole
collection of such works. He hastened
back 40 America, arranged for financial
backing, and hopes to bring them all
to this country.
One of the most remarkable finds
ever made in art circles was when an
American traveler visited a second hand
store in Brussels and bought an old
trunk. When he took it home he found
a beautiful picture nailed to the lid
with coffin tacks. When examined by
experts the piece was pronounced a
genuine Rubens, and upon being re
stored was sold for $15,000.
In another instance a French citizen
bought a canvas for $1.25 at an auction
at Chaylons. When he took it home
and cleaned it up he found he had
bought a genuine Watteau. valued at
$5000. It had been stored away In rub
bish and was so dust begrimed that
thoss in attendance at the auction little
thought they were witnessing the sale
of a fine old masterpiece.
Many MIUIonaircK Buncoed.
Often pictures of struggling artists
are bought by people who are quick
to recognize genius before it is her
alded. In this way pictures may be
bought for a song that later, when the
artist becomes famous, greatly increase
in value. Not long ago a New York
collector sold a lot of pictures for more
than $200,000. which he afterwards con
fessed did not cost him half as much.
He had merely anticipated the verdict
of the art world on the paintings of
persons who were yet unknown.
While there are many Instances where
men have bought pictures for almost
nothing, which have afterwards proved
of great value, it is no less true that
they have paid vast sums for works
that were next to worthless. In Europe
many art dealers look upon the aver-
o. ".uw.vun niiiiivuiiirt' as simply a
man with more money than brain and
do not hesitate to sell him anv dmih
that he may be foolish enough to buy..
"""' urus,is wnose talents are
worthy a better cause are constantly
employed In retouching and restoring
old canvasses and making them appear
to be genuine works of art.
In hundreds of instances art forgeries
have deceived even the best experts
Many objects that have been venerated
for scores of years have been found,
afterwards to be flagrant forgeries
Not less than than 50 pieces, some of
which had been acquired at great cost
were removed from the British rau-
(All communications must bear tha
signature of the writer, but the naca
will not be published "fhr aueh -request
they proved to be "worthless.
In 1904 a portrait of Ariosto was ac
quired by the British government for
$150,000. There are many experts who
say that not only is it not the work
ol Titian, but that It Is not even a por-J I was very much interested in your
editorial in yesterday's Herald, regard
ing El Paso's census.
CENSUS AXD FLYING MEN.
El Paso, Texas, March 3, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
trait of Ariosto
War Over Iinst.
A war is now raging between Eng
land and Germany. The causis belli is
a certain bust bought in England by
Dr. Bode, the Berlin art expert and
There is one thing I would like to
bring to the notice of those interested;
that Is the fact that a few of the ap
plicants for the enumeration did not
mil,, fl'irtnr u-hft ,-e rx,o.i o , n, hav an equal show, as I myself onlv
B"i i iiiairuuiiuua on x'riaay evening
and I had to stand the test Saturday'
Not being a prodigy, I naturally had
not memorized them, consequently I did
not qualify. I know of one or two
more applicants who got no instruc
tions, not putting in their applications
till Saturday. I have' no hard feelings
regarding the matter. Of course, I live
here and need the .money, but that is
all right. Still I feel that it was un
fair to expect anyone to memorize al
most 3000 words of a strange subject
in les3 than 24 hours.
I merely mention this to show that
it should have been given more pub
licity. I had a letter from my daughter in
Polk county yesterday, and she said to
tell The Herald that they were all
crazy over The Herald's bird man down
there- Ella P. Haust.
world's foremost judge of such objects.
He paid $45,000 for the bust. No sooner
was it bought than evidence was pro
duced tending to show that it was an
early Victorian work by Lucas, a sec
ond rate Englisii sculptor, copied after
a painting by Leonardo.
Documentary evidence of its produc
tion was secured, also proof that It
had stood long neglected in a garden,
and finally it was shown that the wax
was the same as that used by Lucas.
An examination of the core showed the
presence of a small piece of old fash
ioned British bed cover. But Dr. Bode
and his German compatriots stand pat
and declare the work to be genuine.
The controversy has made it the most
popular piece in any of the Berlin
museums today, crowds flocking around
it all the time.
In 1906, the Rokeby Venus, painted
by Valasquez, now hanging in the Na
tional gallery at London, was bought
for $225,000. It is now claimed by no
less an authority than Sir W. B. Rich
mond that there are two pigments in'
the picture which were not used in the
days of Valasquez. The friends of the
canvas answer that even this does not
show lack of genuineness, since some j
restorer might have added thee pig
ments. They point out that many of the
known to be old masters have been re
stored in the same wa.
Artists Detect Fraud.
When Dr. Cook presented the pictures
In his Illustrated lecture, at least the
artists discovered fraud. After he lec
tured in Baltimore the artists there got
together and discussed their impres
sions. They agreed that the picture of
Dr. Cook at the pole was a slide made
from a picture faked by some artist,
but the climax was reached when he
showed a picture of himself and his
two Eskimo attendants in a boat. There
was no other person present with them,
so, asked the artists, who could have
snapped the camera?
In the museum at Algiers there is
one object which is unique in the
world's Use of curiosities. It is a plas
ter cast of the martyr Geronimo, in
the agony of death. The Algerians put
him alive into a soft mass of concrete,
which was presently hardened into a
block .and used In the construction of
a fort- This was in 1569, and about
40 j-ears later a Spanish writer de
scribed the event, and told how that
particular block could be located. After
300 years the fort was torn, "down,, the
block opened and the cast jnade" which
now adorns the Algiers exhibit. .,
Creator of TSillikin.
In, bowing down to, the smiliig.aittle
god. Blllikln. millions of people have
acknowledged the creative genius of
Miss Florence Pretz, a Kansas City IrJ.
Before her creation of Billlkin she was
a failure as an artist, at least from a
bread winning standpoint. But Billlkin
caught the public fancy from the tima
he invaded Chicago, and it was not
long before orders were coming in from
everywhere. WrIth the funds thus ac
cumulated. Miss Pretz has a studio of
her own in Chicago, and is afforded
an opportunity for study under the best
teachers of that center of art
While there are many Instances
where quick appreciation and good
financial reward have come to the
struggling artist, they are the excep
tion and not the rule. Literary men
are often dead long years in advance
of a true appraisement of their labors.
A Poo may peddle his Raven for a
song, and a Riley get fired from a
newspaper because his poems are not
worth his salary. The works of Rem
brandt, Michael Angelo, Rubens and
others are valued at millions, but they
received only a small share of the
fruits of "their labors.
Fundicion, Son., !Mex., Feb. 20.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I desire to obtain information regard,
ing the Mesilla valley- If you cannot
give me same, please inform me where
I can obtain the following information:
, ,... 6"ciiiujeiit Tvitnarawn any
land from homestead filing under the
Engle dam project? If any. where is
same located, and how much was with
drawn? Yours truly.
A- H. Heusen
Las Cruces, N. M., March 1, 1910
Editor El Paso Herald:
I return herewith your letter, dated
February 16, 1910, and also return en
closed letter signed A. H. Heuser.
Replying, will say that practically all
of the land in this district which will
be served with water by the Elephant
Butte dam has been withdrawn from en
try under either first form or second
form withdrawal. Land withdrawn un
der the first form is withdrawn because
of the prospective actual use by tha
government. It cannot be homesteaded
or negotiated in any way. The land
withdrawn under the second form may
be homesteaded, but homesteads are
made subject to the terms of the recla
mation act, among the provisions being
the ore that commutation proof is not
It is impossible for us to state the
amount of land which has been with
drawn. As to the location of government lands
under the propect, will say that it would
be necessary to make a thorough in
spection of our plats in order to gather
this information. We will gladly place
these plats subject to the Inspection of
any one Interested upon their coming to
this office. Respectfully.
R- H. Sims, Receiver.
From Globe (Ariz.) Silver Belt.
The water question is a burning issue,
quoth The El Paso Herald. Fire water
HIGII FLYERS. EH?
From Globe (Ariz.) Silver Belt.
El Paso papers referred to Hamilton
as the bird man. As a rule most men
AND OTHERS AS WELL.
From Globe (Ariz.) Silver Belt.
"Guess work in ore values is a thing of
the past," asserts The El Paso HeraId.
Correct if the rock conies from the great
TO MEET WATER USERS.
From Carlsbad (X. M.) Current.
A. M. Hove and P. J. McShane, of
Loving, were sent to El Pago for the
purpose of extending an invitation to su
pervising engineer Hill and district en
gineer Reed ito visit the Carlsbad project
and meet with the water users for the
purpose of discussing ways and means
of meeting the payment which will be
come delinquent after March 31.
ium j. ne neraitt ot this date, isab) m-a-
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atFortBHss thhiorS"?? ?omm--ind . Later the ownership of land between the
at Fort Bliss this morning. He had been I Santa Fe and T. P. tracks "will be set-
j -oi. Anson Mills, commissioner; John
ine u. - -i. l. win meet nt th A. HanDer. seeretarv: F. D.
rooms of the i. M. C. A. tomorrow jifW. I consulting engineer: P. D. Cunnljie-hnm
establish a T-nc I assistant oncrineprr for the TJnittM Sfitoe'
3ABIES-AND PEANUTS AT MATINEE.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I would like to speak through your
columns of the "matinee nuisance."
Being a member of "The Herald fam
ily," I attended the matinee at the
Crawford on Wednesday, and feel when
writing this that I am only voicing
the sentiments of many other women
in El Paso. I sat about tho mi
of the house, yet I could only hear
about half of what was said on the
stage, because of the noise about me,
from persons eating.
Surely we are not such a hungry peo
ple that 'we cannot sit for two hours
through a matinee without eating. On
one side of me sat a mother with two
children, with a bag of peanuts, which
from time to time they kept eating,
snapping the shells with mucn glee.
On the other side of me sat an old
man and a young girl with two cakes
of chocolate, from which they peeled
the paper from time to time with much
crackling, and directly in front of me
sat two girls with a bag of candy,
which they rattled and chewed with
much satisfaction, yet greatly to the
annoyance of those around them.
Surely if we are so hungrv for
sweets, we could wait till the matins
was over, and then (ai the boys say)
make a break for a confectionery store
and satisfy our wants.
When Frank Leake opened the new
Grand, there was nothing sold In "The
Theater Beautiful," and Manager Rich
would do well to follow the example.
Another nuisance is the baby nui
sance. There were babies in long
clothes with their nursing bottles, and
babies in short clothes with their bags
of cookies, first one crying and then
another. The poor little tired things
are not to blame, but are wholly out
of, place. Some mother wil perhaps
say: "If I cannot take my baby I must
remain at home." Very well, then, re
main at home. Your baby ti worth it.
and is much better there," and It will
only be a few short years till baby will
be old enough to take out, or leave
with sister or friend.
At the matinee to which this article
refers I saw little tots, 4 and 5 years
old, that should have been out playing
in the sunshine, instead of looking on
a death tragedy.
r heard one poor little frightened
girl exclaim: "O mamma, what did she
do that for?" "O mamma, mamma!
Look! -What is the matter?"
"Why will mothers allow their chil
dren to attend such nerva racking
plays? Yet they do, and then wonder
why Mabel is such a nervous child. Let
the children go to a children's mati
nee, but keep them away from plays
that are full of tragedy.
Life is full of tragedies, and they
como all too soon.
A Mother of Six.
noon when the plan to establish a j
cue home for girls in this -city will be
El Paso has been experiencing some
curious weather; there was a slight snow
squall this morning.
There will be no shoot held by the un
Club this afternoon ow ng t0 the heavv
winds that prevail.
The city assessor ami collector will
commence Monday on the delinquent
taxes for this j'ear.
Yesterday's gale destroyed the crack
ed glass In the Santa Fe ticket office
A. W. Reeves, who was sitting near tjg
window escaped just In time.
On March 20. the International hmm,i.
ary commission will tatke up the que?-
lion oi ownersmp ot iana on the Island
assistant engineer: for the United States
Javier Osonio. commissioner; S. F. Mail
lerfert. secretary; Col. E. Corella. con
sulting engineer; F. Zayas, assistant en
gineer; Alfredo Gargono, subsecretary,
This afternoon's wind worked havoo
in some parts of the city men were car-
rylng plants Into the home of Mrs. Die
ter on the hill, when a barrel, from
which they had taken them, blew down
the hill, scared a team of horses which
ran away and collided with a group of
burros who scattered with fear.
El Paso real estate Is steadily rising,
not only on account of the wind but also
because the town is growing.
Metal market: Silver, 6S 3-4c; lead,
$3.05; copper, 10 l-4c; Mexican peso,
From Beaumont (Tex.) Journal.
A St. Louis man was arrested for tear
ing up his wife's carpet,so it Is reported.
tia "P.i Paso Herald says it win oon
I come to pass when the St. Louis men
will not even be allowed to chastise
From Arizona Star.
The El Paso Herald prints an edi
torial urging the formation of historical
societies to gather historical data ia
Every sentiment contaiued therein will
apply most opportunely to Tucson. True
we have a Pioneer Historical society,
whk-h by the very name k bears, ought
to fill :Ke bill to a nicety but does It?
We fear not.