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THE United States needs better laws for the protection of workmen injured
in tie-line of duty. At the same time they should make it most severe on
persons .guiiiyj f kiag anonjury ollowing an accident, to protect the em
ployer also. There isr a real need, for a law protecting the workman who
In a number ?f instances, this has been advocated in the United States.
Collier's advocates some measure by '-which, an employer can be forced to pay
certain specific sums 'for the death or injury of an employe in a factory, and
think this" would result in the factory owners installing better machinery and
exercising -more, care in working their employes.
Erobably a plan by which th& employes and the emmployers are jointly madej
to keep.arp an accident fund would-be better-still. Let every employb be com
peledftopay a certain amount in accordance with his earning capacity and each
be insured for an amount in proportion to this earning capacity, to be paid either
is instalments while suffering from disability, or in bulk if killed the same
ceuldbe graduated in accordance with the earning capacity8 of the different em
ployesthen have the company employing the men also put up a certain amount
towards this insurance fund. Thus the burden would be neither on the employe
nor the employer, but would rest upon both. .
In New York state the subject of compensation of injured workmen is being
energetically pressed at present, the general feeling, according to Collier's, being
in favor of an act providing for compensation equal to 56 percent of the wage
rate in case of disability, and, in case -of death, for a sum equal to four years'
wages. Collier's says: "The present system does not tend to make the employer
interested in preventing accidents, or 'in the proper care and quick recovery of
the injured, any more than it tends to give real reHef to employes and their
families. The proposed change 'would produce a community of interests between
the employer and the employed. It would lead toward better machinery, better
care, and far more justice. It is recognized, however, on the other side, that the
act should be so drawnas to prevent the encouragement of litigation by attor
neys who live by collecting accident claims, and one method of accomplishing this
would be a plan for the settlement, by arbitration, of practically all questions
arising under the compensation act."
Consul general Robert P. Skinner, of Hamburg, in reply to an inquiry from
America, as to the working of accident insurance in Germany, says:
"TheJquestion is asked 'whether tie cost of accident insurance is added to the
price of articles consumed, and whether employers consider the law a burden
upon themselves. The cost of insurance, naturally, must be paid by somebody,
and inevitably is figured in as a part of the general expense of production, paid
eventually by- the consumer. This, in turn, adds so much to the cost of living,
which, owiHg to this and a variety of causes, has increased greatly in Germany
more so, perhaps, than in most European countries. It is not apparent that em
ployers consider the law respecting accident insurance in particular to be more
of a burden than the regulations which preceded this law in regard to industrial
liability Public sentiment approves of compulsory accident insurance, and this
seatimeat is general not only among the working classes, but among all classes
The Englishmen evidently do not have much love for a man who corners the
wheat market and sends up the price of bread. They tried to pummel our Mr.
R begins to look like secretary Ballinger didn't ask anybody anything? but
went ahead and did just what he wanted to do, which is what most men of abil
ity generally do. But in the case of Mr. Ballinger, mightn't he just as well have
consulted a few other people?
Taf t is going to "come back to Texas'this falL but he will not create anything
like the sensation when he came to El Paso last fall and cut didoes over the in
ternational border. San Antonio may have him to talk to the Transmississrppi
congress, but Ei Paso will be longer remembered as "the place wnere Taft met
Diaz" than San Antonio will be- remembered as "the place where Taft talked to
El Paso's Second Pair
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EL PASO can't arrora to lose any omc m scluuS --
first fair was such a success that it was advertised far and wide, and the
secoad, weather permitting and the displays equaling those at the first,
will win still greater fame and praise for the Pass City.
El Paso can-raise the .money for the second annual fair, and it can be raised
with comparatiYe ease. The committees should lose no time in getting to work
and raising the funds. El Paso cannot afford to pass up the fair this year after
mrting such a success of the first one. El Paso does not expect to do any such
thing but there is such a thing as waiting too long to begin. JfTe had better be
gin now and have, things in shape on time for the second fair than to wait and
not be ready when opening time comes around.
The money has to be raised, and it is just as easy to raise it now as it will
be later Now is the time to get the work going, and then it will be easy to keep
it goin- Make the second" annual fair so much bigger and better than the first
that everybody will be as greatly surprised as all were at the success of the first
effort over what they expected it to be. ,?,
El Paso's first fair woul3 have done credit to a city twice the size of El Paso
and with a tributary country far richer in development; it was a big surprise
to visitors and home folks, and the second can be made better. Will we do it?
Root and Sherman, and Hughes didn't even break a cog in the state Repub
Young Knox can now be a reporter, and that Is nicer than merely being the
son of bis pa.
A correspondent -says Japanese diplomacy has aligned all Europe against
America. It didn't take any( oriental diplomacy to do that. Europe has always
"been that way. I
The statehood bill has had another step. It still has to be passed by the
senate, then sent to conference, and then signed by the president if agreed to by
the two houses. The president will sign it if it suits him.
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We can all help an El Paso industry by ordering cement tombstones after
we are gone. They can be made of the El Paso product. But the' best way to
help it along is to put down new sidewalks and build new stores and residences.
to subscribe for
The Herald should
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ANOTHER week has taken flight; so let us sit around tonight, and talk of
what we've done; hiw many ugly ghosts we've laid, how many upward
steps we've made, how maiiy prfzes won. .A week's composed of seven
davs; they hasten on their divers ways, and come to us no more; but each one
gives to us a chance a little further to advance, toward the golden shore. .No
day was ever yet so brief you had no time to sooth a
snef. or lend a helping hand; to cheer some pilgrim on
ANOTHER his -war, to guide some pilgrim gone astray in life's
WEEK GONE stormbeaten land. A week is short, but in it you may
find a thousand things to do that will restore your soul,
. - and. lift youpearer to the Sieights where rise the mansions
of delights, and endless anthems roll. A week as short, but while it flies a man
mar sink or he mav rise, may shrivel up or grow; may ie a blessing to his
friends, or pull them down as he descends toward the levels low. A week is short,
but -in that space a man mav revel in disgrace, -and bear for life its scars ; or he
may 'give his spirit wings," aspiring to the higher tilings, and walk the glowing
Capyright, 1909. by Georse Matthew a. fittim. , Cgy&jgJk. ' 1Zj4?1
WITH BOYS AND MEN
BY DR. MADISON C. PETERS.
WAIFS IN THE
THERE was D'Alembert, the French
philosopher and scientific leader.
He was left on the steps of the
church of St. Jean le Bond In Paris on
the evening: of November 17, 1711. He
was found and given over to the civio
authorities who named him Jean le
Rond, after the church on the steps of J
Which his Infant head -was first piuowea.
When he came to know his origin, he
added D'Alembert, by which he Is
known In his.toryl
D'Alembert was a member of the
Academy of Sciences, a deep philoso
pher, profound mathematician, and brilliant-
all round scholar. His fame
filled all Europe. Catherine of Russia
in 1762 offered him a yearly salary, of
100,000 francs to tutor Ifer' son and he
declined. As a further inducement she
volunteered to give -welcome to all the
friends he might choose to bring to the
royal court; still the philosopher per
sisted in his refusal. He died full of
years and honors'
Moses a Foundling:.
Perhaps the first foundling of which
history makes mention and undoubtedly
the most Illustrious of all was Moses.
Moses was purposely abandoned by his.
mother because of persecution, but that
makes him none the less a -waif. A kind
fate, inspired, no doubt, by a divine
providence, brought him Into the hands
of Pharaoh's daughter and he was
brought up Jn the luxury, elegance and
culture of the Egyptian court and fitted
for the great work which was to be his
in delivering pis people from their
cruel taskmasters and persecutors.
Homer and Aesop.
It is claimed that Homer was a waif
and that bad care in his early days
caused him to go totally blind when
a young man. The story goes that he
was found under a myrtle tree in the
Island of Sclos, and found by a
goatherd's daughter. He was half
starved, flogged, and made to work as
a slave. "When he escaped from cap
tivity he procured his food by singing
snatches of epic among the people of j
the islands and the mainland, or ureece.
Aesop, of fable fame, the simplest of
all th ancient Writers, and who set
j a style copied from his day to the pres
ent time, was also a foundling and suf
fered from bad treatment. "When a
child "he was dashed to the ground for
crying, with the result that his spine
was broken and all through life he was f
a hunchback. ,
Oedipus, the royal foundling of Mount j
Cithaeron. gave the solution to the
riddle of the sphinx, while tending the
flocks of Polybus on the sacred hill.
"World's Grenteat Explorer.
The man who found Livingstone and
opened, up the dark continent to the
Hght of religion, civilization, and pro
gress was a waif. He was a "Welsh boy
named Rowlands and was hrought up
in a poorhouse in that country. One day
he happened to be standing in the way
of an angry man. "What is a thing
like you good for anyway? roared the
(From The Herald of this date, IS96)
FATHER RAMON ORTIZ BURIED;
THE FIREMEN HOLD MEETING
Gen.4nson Mills's latest map of the
proposed dam across the Rio Grande
to preserve the boundaries of the United
States and Mexico has just been re
ceived from Washington. " It is 86 pages
in length and contains many maps.
Bliss, is proylng the most popular of-
Col. Bailey,, in conuuuim l run
fleer ever in charge there.
There will be a Raymond and Whit
comb excursion in from New Orleans
Tonight's eastbqund flyer is reported
on time, with 72 passengers.
The Congregational church has j
moved from Chopin music hall to the
Curtis building where service will be
held in the future.
Father Ramon Ortiz, who for 60 years
was pastor of tho Juarez cathedral,
died yesterday afternoon and the fu
neral was held this morning from the
old church, four priests assisting in
the ceremony and Father Pinto
preaching the eulogy. He was more
than 80 years of age and the large
attendance at the funeral indicated his
The regular weekly meeting of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
LETTERS S; HERALD
THE HERALD AND EL PASO.
Madison, Wis.. March 8.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I have never missed a copy of The
Herald hf irhnlft Three tmonths I have
I been here and have kept in touch with
El Paso almost as well as it j. naa
ben in that part of the country. Re
spectfully, Ray K. Smith,
313 North Mills Street.
Juarez, Mexico, 3Iarch 10.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Juarez government officials have re
ceived a message from the district judge
at Nogales denying the report that Es-
teban Calderon customs collector at
HALL OF FAME
man. "They make men out of such
e men out ui a"J-"
quietly returned thj
thlnes as I am."
boy. He was right. Hard knocKs mane
a man of young Rowlands, the poor
At the age of 15 years he came In a
I vessel to New Orleans, a mercnam
adopted, him and gave him his name, ne
drifted into journalism, attracted atten
tion nnfl thA New Tork Herald sent
hilm'out to Africa with. .the command:
'Go find Livingstone." He round him
and he himself became the world's
England received him with open arms,
the queen knighted him., he was re
turned to the British parliament, and
married one of the great heiresses In
Britain. His name Is inscribed on- the
everlasting tablet of fame, not as John
Rowlands, but as Sir Henry M. Stanley.
Street Arab to Governor.
In August, 1S57, a train pulled into
Tipton. Ind.. with a load of street arabs
on board; they were almost all waifs,
sent out to the western farms by the
Children's Aid society of New Tork.
Judge Green was approached and
asked would he take "a kid."
"Yes, I will take one," acquiesced the
bluff judge, "provided you give me the
raggedest, ugllest and dirtiest one of
Johnny Brady stepped forward and
"guessed he would fill the bill." He
did not know his age. who were his
folks, or anything about his antece
dents. Johnny was good at guessing.
He "guessed" a longshoreman named
Brady had given him his name, he
guessed the man was his dad, at any
rate they had been pals until the lat
ter kicked him out and told him to
shift for himself.
There was a bright future awaiting
this "guesser." Judge Green took him.
He worked his way through Tale; he be
came a Presbyterian preacher and a
missionary in the northwest and wound
up by working himself Into the chair
of state as governor of Alaska.
Another waif in the same crowd sent
out on that occasion from New York
was Andy Burke. He, too, was a
hustler, nature compensated him for
what she had denied him In motherly
care. He persevered until he, too, be
came governor of the state of North
Give Waifs a Chance?
Thomas 31. Waller, formerly gover-
nor of Connecticut, was left an orphan
at the age of 9 years. "When a news
boy on the city streets he was picked
up by a Mr. Waller. This: man adopted
him and allowed him to assume the
family name, upon which he reflected
much credit by his subsequent career.
Possibly the best Interpreter of the
Bible Is KItto. His scriptural lore was
the admiration of all his contempor
aries. He was reared in a poorhouse.
Instead of neglecting the poor boys,
let us extend the hand of help, say the
kind word and give them a chance. They
may become men of might-
day will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30.
The weekly gun club shoot was held
at Sportsmen's park yesterday.
Word reached this city at noon today
that a man, "supposed to be one of the
Fountain murderers, had been caught
in the Panhandle district
Judge Crosby has telegraphed Harry
Wood that he has been successful in
his railway project and wiH return
from Mexico City in a few days.
Adjt. Gen. Mabry telegraphed col
lector Davis last night to the effect that
a band of Mexicans had been reported
to have gone to the ranch of S. W Pip-
kens, near Van Horn, stolen 2500 steep
and sneaked back into Mexico with
The McGinty band has a new mem
ber in Mr. Anderson, a clarinet player
employed at the foundry.
The fire department held .its quar
terly meeting last night at headquar
ters and bills amounting to $67.10 were
allowed, while the officers of the vari
ous companies were appointed a com
mittee to investigate the Improvement
Metal market: Silver, 68 c; lead, ?3;
copper, 10c; Mexican pesos, 54c
Nogales, is implicated In the smuggling
investigation being made.
Judge iliranda, of the Juarez district
court, received the report for official
A PRISONER'S THANKS.
Juarez, Mexico, March 10.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I beg of you to have it made known
through the columns of your paper, my
heartfelt thanks towards the gentlemen
of Clifton and MorencI, Ariz., who sign
ed the certificate of good conduct on
my behalf during the 10 years that I
worked In that region.
Said certificate, I believe, will be of
the .greatest value for the proving of
my innoceuce as a revolutionary insti-1
gator for which supposed offense I am
HELPING NATURE WITH I f
THE SCIENCE OF PLANT BREEDING a
CALIFORNIA woman who was
called upon to support herself
chose flower raising ns a meaiis
of livelihood, and she has made a great
success with her petunia farm. This
little flower was well known to our i
grandmothers and comes from a plain
family, being connected with the to
bacco plant. Yet this woman has suc
ceeded in bringing the blossoms up to I
a perfection which has crested a deraanu
for them. Thousands upon thousands
of blooms, comprising every variety and
color known, fill her garden.
"With a tiny camel's hair brush the
pollen rof certain flowers is transferred
to others, and by this means choice
strains are obtained. Choice hybridized
petunia seeds are worth more than a
hundred dollars an ounce at wholesale.
The work of gathering and preparing
them is a tedious one. The seeds have
to be selected with the greatest care,
and carefully sifted through a series of
fine garden sieves.
Perfection of Flovreri.
Luther Burbank has fully demon
strated the perfection to which a flower
can be brought if only sufficient effort
is spent upon it. No one of his ex
periments shows this more clearly than
his work with the daisy. This little
flower, which lsthe harbinger of spring
in many states, was not very well loved
MUeil X.UUier CUroailH. v.!K a. UUJ. xu-
he cared for it and determined that
om-timo he ollld make it a f tower
which would demand admiration.
When he grew to manhood he did not
forget this determination. When he
started his experiment he first sought
ouL suitable flowers with which to cross
his little daisy. First he found a Japa
nese blossom of an unusual lustrous
whiteness. After securing spedmensof
this plant he found another one in Eng
' land a flower less graceful than the
American daisy but larger. This com
pleted his stock of material and he set
He first crossed the English daisy
with the American flower by transfer
ring some of the pollen from ithe for
mer to the latter. The seeds which re
sulted were carefully watched, saved
and then planted. When this plant was
In bloom the pollen of the Japanese1
daisy was transferred to the one which
was already a combination of the Amer
ican and English flowers.
This finished Mr. Burbank's labors
so far as crossing the plants was con
cerned, but still left considerable to be
accomplished. As a result of his work
he planted many seeds and made his
rlnal selections by deciding between
about 100,000 blooms. His present daisy
Is snow white with a long, graceful
stem, petals of rare shape and a glow
ing yellow center. The creating of
this variety took eight years.
As a result of flower cultivation and
(the demand made by the public for per
fect blooms, a new beauty doctor has
been created. This is the flower doctor.
Like his professional relative, the doc
tor of medicine, he requires a case of
instruments including a pair of dissect
ing scissors, forceps of all shapes, cut
ting pliers and a host of brushes.
He also requires a spray and bottles
containing gums and numberless per
fumes. Flowers that have petals dis
arranged by wind or caxeless handling
must have them set aright, and those
having ill shaped ones must have'thera
removed. Often an order demands that
the flowers be buds which will not open
In the heated room in which they are to
be placed, and this means that they
must all be wired Invisibly. Flowers
like chrysanthemums often require the
removal of withered petals, and some
times the petals have to be curled. In
the growing of white flowers any col
ored part has to be removed. Any
plants supposed to be scented, but
which for some reason or other are re
ceived scentless by the florist, are soon
made to smell as sweetly as if freshly
picked from out of doors. Potted
azaleas, having so many blooms on a
single plant, are inclined to wither
quickly, and for this reason each flower
is cleverly gummed to its stem, thus
making it last considerably longer.
Perfume and Flowers.
The making of perfume always has
been closelyN related to the raising of
flowers. Grasse, France, is one of the
most important centers of this industry.
There every variety of perfume-gfving
flowers is to be found. It takes 20.000
pounds of rose petals to make a single , made several successful experiments
ponnd of attar of roses, -alued at 200. with the poppy as a source of opium.
For a pound of neroll, the basis of eau These were tried in Vermont, Califor
de cologne, a thousand pounds of the ; nia and Texas, the best results being
petals of the bitter orange are needed. I obtained in the first named state. It
The perfume is made by saturating lard was found that morphine could be dl
with the oil of the flower, and in some j rectly obtained from the poppy. This
cases the blossoms have to be changed J plant can readily be grown in the up
as many as 80 times before the mixture j land regions skirting the Appalachian
Is sufficiently strong. The flowers i range and those adjoining the Rocky
most used are violets, jassamlne, orange mountains. The value of such an in
blossoms, jonquils, roses, lavender, J dustry In this countrs can be- readily
tuberoses and heliotrope. realized when it is understood that the
Ambergris Is used as a basis for j annual cost of the importation of opium
nearly all standard perfumery. This into this country Is over a million dol
article was first found floating on the lars.
now confine 1 In the Juarez jail, the ac
cusation being that of instigating revo
lution against Mexico. For any mind,
not even the thought of such a thing has
ever passed. As a good Mexican and
lover of my countrj, my best wish Is
that of blessed peace.
Thanking you in advance for this fa
vor, I am, sir, yours very respectfully.
Andres C. Felles.
Andres C. Felles Is one of four revo
lutionary suspects he&d at Juarez
jail pending investigation of the dis
trict court. Felles, a prisoner for about
one year, procured -some character evi
dence as referred to in the letter above.
COMING YOUR WAY.
From Globe (Ariz.) Silver Belt.
"Arizona may suffer from a spring
drouth," announces the El Paso Herald.
Yes, and a-summer and winter one. too.
if this Indian reservation bill becomes
THAT'S RIGHT OUTSIDE.
FromLas Cruces, N. M) Citizen.
Says a headliner in the El Paso Her
ald: "Hog Record Broken Again." which
might lead one to Infer that hogs .were
having full sway in Texas. There are
many people outside of the Star state
Inclined to hoggishness but their greed
generally brings them to grief.
WIDE AWAKE LAS CRUCES.
, From, the Las Cruces (N. M.) Citizen.
Las Cruces is wide awake and one of
surface of the sea or lodged upon the
shore. Just how it became connected
with the manufacture of perfumery is
unknown, but ft; has been employed In
that industry for centuries. Only re
cently has its origin become known. It
Is nothing more than the morbid secre
tion of the liver of a sick, spermaceti
whale. It is described as being a
waxy substance disagreeable to sight
and touch, but even in Its crude state
giving off a pleasant odor. It is subjected-to
chemical action to extract the
part called amberlne- The largest price
on record as having been paid for am
bergris was $2600 for a mass weighing
130 pounds, which was found on the
Cultivating: Love of Nature.
In New Tork city the Plant, Flower
and Fruit Guild is doing much toward
cultivating a love of nature among the
poor and sick. This organization has
been working for a number of years,
and with little or no capital has been
accomplished splendid results. One
reason for this is because outside people
have aided the cause. The first pur
pose was .to systematize the distribution
of the flowers among the sick and poor,
but this has grown Into the larger field
of endeavoring to awaken a love of na
ture and of civic improvement among
the people. The flowers come from
many voluntary SOUrces, the wild bios
onmc o-n t.-or? in tho Mi nnr holno- ctrfo
by side with thqse used at the social
functions of the four hundred.
Another "help has come from the ex
press companies who have Issued labels
allowing free transportation within a
radius of one hundred ' miles for all
boxes of flowers or plants not weigh
ing over twenty pounds--Over a thou
sand window boxes have been distrib
uted among the tenement dwellers and.
out of this number onlytwo or three
died for want of care. The number of
bouquets received dally by the Guild,
runs as high as two thousand, and the
number of Institutions which receive
these floral offerings are about a hun
dred and fifty. Not only has joy and
happiness entered into the life of the
poor, but many children have been
taught the lesson of helpfulness. In
many small towns there are gardens
being tended by children for the exclus
ive use of the guild.
. Nature's Queer Antics.
Many queer things are to be encoun
tered in nature. Gas can be weighed,
but the wisest scientist has not yet been
able to weigh scent. A grain of musk
has been kept exposed in a room, to
which the air has had free access- for
ten years, and during sail of this time
the air, though constantly changed, was
thoroughly Impregnated with the odor.
The most remarkable point in connec
tion with this experiment was that at
the end of that time the particle of
musk had not sensibly diminished in
Are Perfume IsjurlOHS?
Perfumes are claimed to be both in
jurious and beneficial. In several
cases singers and public speakers have
been troubled with throat affections
which they discovered were caused by
violet perfume. It is claimed that as
long as a flower has any odor whatever
it is injurious, and that the violet is
the greatest offender. On the other
hand a Latin writer has put on record '
a hundred perfume remedies for vari-1
ous diseases, and the violet figures
most prominently in his list. Lavender
is said to be soothing, and It is claimed
that the lavender scented sheets ot
our grandmothers were splendid sleep
producers. Jassamlne is said to be good
as a general tonic.
The Spanish Dagger.
Another instance in which Nature
has demonstrated her cleverness Is that
of the Spanish bayonet, which is so
abundant on the mountain slopes and
foothills of the west. The stalk grows
to a height of about fifteen feet, and
acquires a diameter of from six to eight
inches. On a single one of these stalks
as many as 6000 blossoms may be seen.
These flowers are so constructed as to
make self fertilization seem impossible,
and scientists believe that this service
Is performed for the plants by a small
I white moth which makes nocturnal
visits. This little insect goes jbo one
flower and accumulates the pollen by
rolling it into a little ball with Its
feet. Thus- laden the moth flies away
to another bloom and deposit its load.
Poppy and Opium.
The department of agriculture has
El Paso's most active young sisters
El Paso Herald. " .
Yes, and it is only in its infancy. With
the large number of boosters, which
means everyone, there isn't anything
to keep us from having, not the larg
est, perhaps, but yet the most import
ant city In the territory, and even the
famous Pass City-will have to keep a
twatch on its laurels.
EL PASO'S E3IPENDITURES.
From Santa Fe (N. 3L) New Mexican.
According to the El Paso Herald,
"during the past three months $251,
637.S2 was paid out by the city clerk
for the conduct of the city govern
ment as shown In his quarterly re
port to the city council this morning."
Santa Fe has been rurron less than
that for the past three hundred years
and yet taxpayers grounce about the
heavy tax burden and the extravagance
of the Republican city government
which gets along on one-sixth of what
cities like Albuquerque have for. mu
nicipal expenditures. w
From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican.
Denver and El Paso have taken
effective steps to secure a complete
and accurate count of their popula
tion next month. The commercial or
ganizations of those cities are placing
voluntary enumerators in the field
who will vb,Itevery habitation, go in
to every nook and cranny, so as to
make sure that not a living soul -Is
missed. These returns will form a
basis for comparison with the official
enumeration. It is to be regretted that
not one of the live towns in Ntw Mexico
Is taking similar steps to make the
best showing possible in the census, and
yet, so much more depends in New
Mexico upon complete and accurate
census returns, than In any other com-
Tell Friend "Wife a Little Absence
Relixhedby the Best of Men.
BY WALTER A. SlfCiAlR.
k fa X""fcT THAT do you think about
jnt . bishop of London sayln
teat wives should deserl
their husbands for two weeks' everji
year?" asked Friend "Wife.
"As though any wife had to be told
that!" exclaimed the Tired Business '
Man. "It wkould have been more to
the point If he had said that wives
ought to take' two weeks every year
to make the acquaintance of their hus
bands. From very reliable sources I
learn that few husbands In our ultra
(i swagger or waggle set would know it if
their wives were away two weeks at a
clip. At that, I don't believe these ex
aggerated yarns about the millionaire
meeting the handsome woman coming
out of his home and asking her if they're
acquainted and learning that she is hi3
wife. Still, in the words of the poet,
'Home is where the wife ain't.'
"Of course, these remarks refer mere
ly to the society or migratory wife, who
is always winging away to Europe or
Palm Beach or Newport or Reno, Nev.,
or some other wealthy resort. I sup
j Pose & ood bishop had in mind the
ordinary, up with the alarm clock wife
when he recommended that she give
herself a two weeks' vacation. Ho
neglected to say 'with pay, thereby fur
nishing material for matrimonial quar-
"BREAKFAST TABLE FACE."
rels enough to last the other SO weeks
of the year.
"While legislation and courts have
been wrestling with, the problem of lim
iting the hours ef women's employ
ment, none of these statutes seems to
apply to the working hours of wives.
No bill was ever Introduced to pre
vent the necessity of wives sitting p
far into the night darning socks and
sewing buitonson their-husband's laun
dry. "Of. course, this labor might be thfti
result of wifle's having spent the day
trotting around shopping and making
calls, and then hustling home about 7
o'clock p throw together a h elated and
burned meal, over which the other end
of the domestic sketch growls like a
polar bear in fly time. A vacation
would be a lull Is the battle.
"I suppose a fortnight's vacation
would be a relief from having to clam
ber out (in the morning half an hour
.ahead of the- party of the second part,
when pried out from, between the cov
ers, and who emerges to demand in ao
parlor voice who has been using his
collar buttons for her shirtwiasts, there
being but one obvious answer to such
a question. Wives doubtless weary of.
the breakfast table face which sometimes-
peers over the top of the news
paper, braced against the watter bottle,
revealing a. lovely 18 carat scowl while
the only sound visible to the naked ear
is a mingled conglomeration of masti
cation and general disapproval of the
burned toast, the suspicious cold stor
age hen antiques and the -dishwatery
weeks might Indeed ba a pleas
ant surcease from, the insurance ad
juster like job of dish washing aad
getting everything ready about the
house tp furnish material for the even
ing grouch. She might enjoy 14 days'
unalloyed reprieve, from being cross
examined j'as to why she can't keep the
house running on an amount whloh ha
thinks it ought to fairly Marathon on,
respite from his dullness which follows
dinner time, and from his snores after
he has dropped asleep over his news
paper. The bishop's idea is a good one,
only I don't agree with, the two week
limit. A littlo longer ougjit to be right
Say about Jan. 1 to Dec 31."
"Do you suppose husbands would en
joy vacations, too?" asked Friend Wife,
ignoring this last slur.
"Well, a little absence now and thea
Is relished by the best of men," said
the Tired Business Man. X
Copyright, 1910. by the New York
Evening Telegram (New York Herald
company). All rights reserve'd.
NEW BOOK. ,
"The Beauty" is different from most
beauties: she thinks and talks like other
j sensible people; she is talented and am
bitious, but her cirqumstances compel
her to 'earn her living. She goes to New
York, and to make the story interesting,
meets a millionaire, who falls la love
with her and marries "this beautiful
flower blooming In a tin can in a
tenement" and transplants it "in a
lacquered vase in a court." but he fails
to see beyond her beauty. Then she
flirts (so gossip says) with an artist
she has known from childhood, and the
husband, thinking she loves the artist,
offers her freedom. He goes west and
meets an old friend who Is spending the
winter n California with a daughter
who is ambitious to became a well
known actress, goes for an auto ride
with the daughter and Is wrecked,
which causes nearly as much talk as hl3
marriage. In the meantime "The Beau
ty" starts a, successful business of de
signing costumes, and decorations for
homes and when the husband returns te
give her a divorce and a settlement, he
loams that she really loves him and they
The -story is by Mrs- "Wilson Woo drow,
published by the Bobbs Merrill Co. The,
price is 1-50.
Oleo Dealers FIecS.
Chicago. HI-, March 12. Samuel Drles
bach. pleading guilty to a violation- of
the federal laws regulating the manu
facture and sale of oleomargarine, wan
fined 15.000 and sentenced to six years
in the Fort Leavenworth prison. Wil
liam Breadwell must meet like punish--inent
with Driesbach. Daniel Bortz was
-iven IS months in the house of correc
tion. The .sentences were passed by
HAVE YOU' SOMETHING TO SELL?'
You can easily sell it. Call Bell 115. f
Auto 1115, tell the girl what it is and
The HeraldvWill sell it. No bother, no