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Tuesday, March 15, 1910.
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Regulating Interurban Cars
THE regulation of interurban street car lines operating through a city, accord
ing to a court decision recently rendered, cannot.be made as rigid as that
regulating street cars doing purely a local business in the city.
A question of this character arose in EI Paso a few months ago, when corn
plaint was made that Fort Bliss cars did not stop at all corners. But inasmuch
as the company was operating the cars purely as an interurban proposition, and
that there are many other cars that traverse the same lines within the city limits,
passengers desiring quick service to the post, the Country club and outlying sub
urbs did not think the city should enforce the stop rule against the fort
Now comes a decision of a supreme court which holds that a company does
not need to obey such regulations inside a city limit that it only has to stop
"at convenient points" to take on passengers outbound or let them off coming in.
The question at issue was presented in the case of the Village of Excelsior vs.
.Minneapolis & St P. St. Ry. Co., 122 Northwestern Reporter, 485, in which it ap
peared that the ordinance by which defendant was authorized to operate within
the village limits provided that the payment of a five-cent fare should entitlea
passenger to a continuous ride between any two points within the village limits
located on any line of the company, and a later ordinance required all companies
operating cars within the village limits to stop at any and all street crossings
when desired by any person desiring to enter or alight.
Mandamus proceedings were instituted to compel the stopping of cars at a
certain street crossing. The railway company urged' as a defense that the ordi
nance in question was illegal and void.
The Minnesota supreme court agrees with this contention, saying that it can
not be upheld as an exercise of police power, because there is no restriction im
posed other than that requiring the stoppage of cars "when any person or persons
require to enter or alight from such cars"; there being no attempt whatever to
impose any regulation for the safety or health of the community or of persons
using or occupying the street! Weight is also given to the factthat the defend
ant's business largely consists in a through traffic between points outside of the
village limits, and if the ordinance were upheld so as to allow the village to com
pel stopping of cars at every street corner, the interurban company might be
driven out of business by competing railroads so located as to be able to handle
the through traffic
A final consideration is that the distance between the place at which the car3
are sought to be stopped and one at which defendant offers to make stops is so
inconsiderable as to not seriously interfere with public convenience.
Hamilton falls,-but he rises andtflies again.. That little aeronaut seems to
bear a charmed, life.
It is a bad day when Texas can't pull off a race riot at some place or other.
Now it is a Mexican-American clash down at Falfurrias-
Is It a Reflection?
HON. ALLISON MAYFIELD, Hon: 0- B. Colquitt, and, Hon. William D. Wil
liams, the men of affairs comprising the Railroad Commission of Texas,
may have personal reasons as grounds for a recent ruling, but, if not,
Texas as a whole, and west Texas in particular, may arise and demand retribu
tien. The railway companies of the state may also ask 'Vhy?" Mexico, even,
taking into consideration that El Paso is the principal gateway, may also consider
that a reflection has been cast upon her citizenship; other interests may become
imbued with a sense of fancied insult-
Suffice it to say, that the order responsible for possible consequences, is one
providing that, "effective March 16, the minimum carload weight on soap and
soap powder is increased from 20,000 and 24,000 pounds to 30,000 pounds." Noth
ing more, nothing less. But it reduces the freight charges on soap, and why, we
may ask, should the commission reduce the price on soap, unless it thought we
were badly in need of the article and would buy more of it if it came cheaper?
It is this and a consequent reflection upon the cleanliness of the people
or is it that the commission realizes that the people of Texas are a clean lot, so
clean that they use so much soap they are entitled to commendation for their
cleanliness, hence the reduction as a compliment.
Wkich is it? It is a momentous matter. An answer is awaited. t
If the people like vaudeville, they have it now, a-plenty. Two shows running
with two performances nightly.
Many a boy is preparing to drop a silent tear. "Deadwood Dick" is dying.
Even some of the "old boys" will probably drop a tear or two 'in fond remembrance
of the days when Dfadwood was a true and tried friend and' companion ifnot in
person at least 'in thejiterature that found first place in their hearts.
Island Property Belongs To Texas
rE UnitedStates would have about as much trouble trying to surrender
the San Elizario Island property as it would if it gave up the Chamizal ter
ritory in the city.
The Island property is not in dispute and has not been. Although the river
runs on this side of the land, the old river bed is plainly in evidence on the south
side and has been monumented by the boundary commission. This is Texas prop
erty, so conceded, and is held by Texas people, mostly El Pasoans.
The United States would be compelled to reimburse these people if it should
cede their property to Mexico, as the titles have never been questioned.
The cattlemen are now, criticising Gov. Campbell.' By the time his term of
office is out, if there is anybody in Texas who is not criticising him, it will be
That general strike against the banks that is being urged in Philadehmia, will
probably be about the biggest failure ever attempted. The unions need the banks
' about as badly as the banks need the unions.
Theo. Roosevelt says he is not going to be interviewed on American politics
until he gets back home. "No matter what I am quoted as saying while in
Europe' he says, t will be a mis-statement, as I , am not going to give out an in
terview on the politics of the United States while away from that country." But
just wait until he gets back.
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fjpHIS weary month is hard to bear; a deadly chill is in the air; the nights
t are wild, the days are sad, the tortured trees are driven mad; and from
their caves weird winds emerge, and roar, and shriek, and wail a dirge,
for all the iLirche gone before, dead months that haunt ns evermore. This
montih the dying Winter makes his final, futile, foolish breaks; lie knows that
Spring comes on apace, to pull the whiskers from his face, and
just to show he still is It, he humps himself and throws a fit.
THE MONTH He wrestles with the Gentle Spring; and she is quite a giddy
OF MARCH thing; and now she gets a strangle hold, nnd thinks she'll knock
old Winter cold; but he is up to &undr- tricks, and breaks the
'hold, and murmurs "Xix!" and gets a toe hold on his foe, and
dumps pcor Spring into the snow. And
SUes Ill's wa, UlIU LJ.l.Jll" CVll-lt il-liU- uihtao ii. u.u uua -- .-.. w..
and thinks he's lucky that he walks, and skips the undertaker's box.
rspyrlght. 1903. by Georpe Matthews a.
ASN'T that nice of the li
brarian of the house of
lords to say that the Ameri
can invasion would mend the British
manners?" cried. Friend Wife.
"Typographical error. He meant
'mend the British manors,' " said the
Tired Business Man. "Pretty little pun,
referring: to the dowries of American
heiresses which go to patch up soma
of England's foremost ruins. "When the
wheeze appears In Punch It will have
italics explaining where the laugh
comes in, and they'll tumble over there
even if we don't The manors would
tumble, -too. If it weren't for the Ameri
"Don't you know that the gag which
always gets the laugh or I should say
'lawff at the London music 'alls, la:
'Come down to the Cecil and hear the
Americans eat?' Although now in its
second childhood, it never fails to con
vulse the risible Briton who has in
haled his kidney pudding and arf-and-'arf
with a noise like an asthmatic
bath tub. The kindly disposed librar
ian will probably be taken aside con
fidentiallyby some indignant fellow
countryman and assured that the Brit
ish manners which their forefathers
used are good enough for them and
no others need apply.
"English manners, as every one
knows, are the real, correct fitting
goods. Sometimes we hav heard about
them when a celebrated actor or, bet
ter .yet, actress, retires from the stage
before a storm of 'boos and that
doesn't mean the kind that made Wol
gastville famous. Over here we are
crude and while a playgoer may fall
asleep during the performance if the
drama bores him, he would be prompt
ly and properly ejected if he dared
to snoro in a basso profundo key.
"Another quaint conceit Is the way
In which they treat their distinguished
heroes. It is the clubby thing to sur
round him as he steps from his first
class carriage, rush the unfortunate
target of their, respect and bash his top
hat. I am reliably informed that all
heroes in that calm, repressed land car
ry relays of top hats, or, if they are
poor, get top hats made of cast iron.
Hero we seldom bash a hero's head
gear, being quite content to tear his
reputation to pieces.
"Speaking of first class carriages
which refers to the price of tickets
and not the stato ofrepair of the roll
ing stock I understand it isv the real
Cheshire cheese for the British trav
eler to scramble Into a compartment
early and place his luggage heaven
JL w cL r &
Mayor Appoints Election Judges.
Prominent Actor Appears.
There was an uninteresting meeting
of the city council last night at which
the mayor announced the appointment of
the f ollpwlng presiding judges for elec
tion: F. M. Hickerson, Joseph Magoffin,
D, W. Reckhart, and Adolph Solomon, j
the council confirming the appointments.
The city assessor reported collections
amounting to ?1S,2SG.19 for taxes during
James O'Neill appeared last night at
Chopin- hall in his production of "Monte
The artesian well is through the bed
of concrete and is once more in water
There Is no evidence of a local cele
bration on March 17. -
Park commissioner McGlennon is busy
setting out a dozen rose bushes and
18 locust trees in the plaza.
The engineering outfit for Col. Lowe's
railroad has arrived in Juarez.
KNEW A GOOD THING.
From Ttoswell (N. M.) Record.
Big Springs, Tex., last Tuesday voted'
on the saloons and will haTe none. The
vote on Tuesday was cast after two
years' experience with prohibition and
was the largest vote ever cast in that
city against the saloon. Those Texans
knew a good thing and determined to
hang on to it. Good for Texas.
WIDIi IT COME?
From San Antonio Light-Gazette.
Chief engineer Davis of the reclama
tion service, who has had the temerity
to say that the whole reclamation
scheme Is in danger through the
machinations of secretary Balllnger,
may expect a note from Taft to the ef
fect that he is no longer useful to the
service. This has been the road all
anti-Ballinger men have had to travel
and there is no reason to think that Da
vis will escape.
EL PASP'S CENSUS.
From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican..
El Paso realizes that the returns "of
the census to be taken next month will
stand for th next 10 years and no
matter what growth and what claims
are -made during that period, the official
returns will be referred to an J serve as
a basis for all calculations until anoth
er, federal census Is taken. The El Paso
Herald says therefore, and the same
spirit ought to prevail in Albuquerque,
Itoswell, Clovis, Tucumcari, Sauta Fe
apd other New Mexico cities:
"Count us all." El Paso wants no more
than she has, but she wants credit for
all she has
yykjl The Exchanges
' rr - .
thus tihey struggle on their pins; now
Tells Friend Wife Am
erican Invasions Improve
British Manor, Not 3Iamiers.
forbid I should say baggage on the
empty seats. In this manner he can
easily acquire the dislike of his fellow
passengers and prevent them from
speaking to him. One can, never tell
but what his seat mate might be in
trade. Do we do such things on this
side? Not on your daguerreotype! We
gracefully let everybody who can do
so crowd in first and then lug in our
lug er baggage and drop it with a
substantial thud on the feet of our
"Some of our most ashamed Ameri
cans, who have spent years trying to
hold monocles In their accents with
out blushing, will oppose any Yankee
Invasion as calculated to destroy their
work of years When a biped whose
parents unfortunately were in the
United States on the day of his birth,
can afford to keep a lackey to follow
him with a dustpan- picking up the h's
he drops and can walk about ahead
of his wife as though she wasn't the
boss, he hates to see his models of man
ners falling into almost human deport
ment. It's too much like twisting the
British lion's splketail."
"Don't you think the Englishman's
manners can be Improved?" asked
"Certainly. But the Anglomaniac's,
never!" said the Tired Business Man.
Copyright. 1910, bjv the New York
company). All rights reserved.
of thi3 date, 1596)
Sheriff Frank Simmons 'arrested Har
ry Slater at noon today on a telegram
from Colorado City, where he is wanted
on a charge of house burglary.
Pecos valley surveyors are -now out
and It is expected that workytvill pro
The "Chimes of Normandie" company
had the laugh on the city council which
howled when a 530 electric light bill was
presented last night. The city clerk said
it was high because the amateur actors
had used the lights in. the council cham
ber and Edgar Shelton says he tendered
the city clerk a hck for the use of the
lights, "but the latter declined to ac
There will be a meeting of the cycle
track association Tuesday night, at the
office of McCutcheon-Payne, when ar
rangements for a national circuit meet
to be held here in May .vill be made.
.Metatl market: Silver. GS 3-8c; lead, $3;
copper, 10c; Mexican pessos, 54c-
A PECULIAR LANGUAGE.
From Albuquerque u- MO Citizen.
"Dam the water," i3 the cry all over
the west, yet everybody wants it. That
as why they dam it. El Paso Herald.
The Chinaman says this Is a peculiar
From Dallas Times-Kemld.
Arizona and New Mexico will be Re
publican for years following statehood.
Democratic senators, barring Clarke, of
Arkansas, voted to disfranchise Mex
icans, the original inhabitants of the
tnvo territories. Say, the donkey needs
a new trainer!
HONESTY IX PUBLIC OFFICE.
,m Tucumcari (N. M.) Sun.
That great paper. The El Paso Herald,
holds up .Its hands in holv horror at the
awful condition of little old New York's
Is It such an uncommon thing for
grafters and thieves and gamblers to
bold positions of trust? Is not New York,
Instead of being the exception the hor
rible example. as It were only the rule?
Are there no grafters of crooks on the
police force of El Paso, and on the va
rious boards of trust? If not. .then the
city of El Paso is the exception, and Is
to be congratulated. We don't have to
leave the territory of New Mexico to
find such conditions.
If an honest investigation should be
made of public institutions, governmsnt
and municipal officlnls tp the cities' of
this territory, we believe we are safe
in saying that it would reveal a con
dition, which would be at least a stand
off with New York city. "Why?"
Liberia, the Negro Republic b7
WHITES CANNOT OWN PROPERTY:
SEEKING AID FROM AMERICA. I
GREAT interest will be manifested
in the forthcoming report to
congress of the commission ap
pointed to Inquire into the affairs of the
little negro republic of Liberia, situated
on the west toast of Africa.
Started as a haven of refuge for the
negroes found on the captured slave
trading vessels In the days of James
Monroe, it flourished under a sort of
tacit protectorate of the United States
until 1S47, when it was recognized for
mally as a republic. Since then it has
eked out an existence as a nation, all
the while beset with trials within and
tribulations from without-
N Unable to Collect Taxes.
With the English colony of Sierra
Leone on the one side, -and the French
Ivory const colony on the other, L.iberia'3
inability to maintain the mastery over
Its native tribes has been made the ex
cuse for much territorial aggrandise
ment on the part of England and France.
Added to this has been its inabilits' io
collect taxes from tnt native tribes
rc-lthlii rt-i dominion. Thprc also has been
trouble about the finances. of the coun-
try. English firms loaned Liberia $500,-
000 at one time, and a similar amount
at a more recent date. The latter, how
ever, was loaned upon the express con
dition that English officers should have
charge of the Liberlan custom house.
Later England insisted upon having her
officers command the Liberian troops.
Calls on America for Aid.
France also made many demands upon
the little republic, .taking the position
that all of its territory which It could
not effectively control was fairly sub
ject to French jurisdiction. Owing to
this condition of affairs Liberia con
cluded that its further existence as a
nation was In jeopardy, and tha its sal
vation -depended upon an S O b call to
America for aid.
It sent a commission to the United
States to enlist this government's aid.
It asked that Uncle Sam go on its bond,
so co speak, and guarantee Its terri
torial and political integrity.
Secretary Root Immediately put his
diplomatic foot on such a request but
wrote a letter to the president asking
him to urge the appointment by con
gress of a commission to investigate Li
beria's troubles. The president did so
and funds were voted for the expenses ot
this inquiry. A first hand investiga
tion was made, and the report thereon is
now in preparation.
Only Nesro Republic.
The situation in which Liberia finds
Itself Is peculiar in many ways. It is
the onlj- negro republic in the world. Its
territory equals in extent that of Penn
sylvania. Only the small portion fronting on
the seaboard has had the slightest de
velopment, the remainder being an un
tamed tropical jungle, peopled by sav
age and semi-savage tribes, who refuse
to be taxed or In any other way to ac
knowledge the yoke of Liberia. These
tribes consist of about l,500,0t)0 people,
while civilized Liberia boasts of only
While it may be made a veritable
Eden of plenty, no part of this little re
public Is developed to even a small per
centage of its possibilities. Nearly ev
ery tropical tree and plant that grows
will thrive on Liberia soil. Coffee, rice,
cotton, bananas, pineapples, oranges
and ether staple tropical and semi
tropical crops grow luxuriantly where
properly cared for. But the natives have
little taste for agriculture and the civ
ilized element has less.
"Whites Cannot Own Property
But far worse for Liberia's indus
trial outlook than the disposition of its
people to shirk work, is the Jaw declar
ing that no white man can own property.
The result has been that the white
man's capital has not been forthcoming
for the development of the latent re
sources of the country.
Instead of railroads, sawmills, and
other wealth-producing enterprises, Li
beria has blazed trails and their usual
accompaniments. Time after time the
Intelligent element in the government
has attempted to repeal this law, but
never with success. If the civilized
population has a prejudice against the
vhites. it i as nothing compared with
their prejudice against the native
tribes. These are referred to as "those
stinking bushmen" and other no less ele
gant terms. The natives return this
contempt with compound interest.
With the native tribes resisting the
right of the government to tax them,
and the civilized Liberians accumulat
ing little property upon which assess
ments can be made, Liberia takes re
course to import an export taxes for
the support of the government. This
amounts to from 12 to 24 percent, de
pending upon the commodity taxed. The
export tax has a tendency to stifle what
little Inclination toward agriculture
there Is in the people.
Says Polygamy Is Practiced.
Opinions differ as to the present status
of the civilized population of Liberia.
Some writers declare that they are pro
gressive and show a high state of pub
lic morals. On the other hand, such au- I
thorities as bishop Hartzell. head of the
Methodist church Th Africa, and Miss
Mahoney. a missionary, who has spent
vears among them, declare Shat the
(All communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published "Chore such r
request la made.)
EL PASO NEEDS BIG HOTEL.
San Antonio, Tex., March 12.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I noticed your editorial in Thurs
day's Herald, and I cannot help mak
ing some comments on same in regard
to the need of a first class hotel in El
Being a resident, as wll as a business
man, of El Paso, and having been on the
road continuously for the past 16 years.
I think I am in a position to know what
the traveling public desires, nnd the
great need for El Paso :s a modern up
todate hotel, that will not only meet
the present requirements, but also those
in years to come.
Tourists "Want to Come
I have talked to several tourists while
In San Antonio, and they all tell me that
they would like to come to El Paso and
spend a part of their winter, providing
they had the hotel facilities, but as it
has been they have been afraid to take
a chance, as they cannot depend on se
I have talked to several of the lead
ing business men of San Antonio, and
they tell me that the hotel facilities
they have here 4it present has done
more to bring visitors to San Antonio
than anything else they have ever done
before, and I know that El Paso would
double, or perhaps trible. in the num
ber of visitors that the city is getting
at present If it had the hotels to ac
I have also talked to a number of
civilized Liberlan is not, what he once
Bishop Hartzell says vthat polygamy is
being preached and practiced, and that
licentiousness, is on -the increase. Where
once Sabbath observance was as rigid
as in the sternest of New England towns,
a "wide open day Is the order now.
Miss Mahoney declares that once 100
civilized men of Liberia could meet and
defeat 1000 bushmen in a jungle fight,
but that now odds are about even,. She
says that once the Liberians could build
as good boats as were to be bought
from England or Germany, but that now
few competent boat builders are to be
Wnt-h thu nntftnmt'thp nalivPR fpel for
! the civilized element, it is little wonder
that the tribes are not enthusiastic in
embracing the Christian religion. On
the Other hand, Moslemlsm appeals to
them, as it does not carry with it such
a strict code of morals.
Many of the tribes are falling in with
Mohammedanism, and this portion of
Africa probably will become a spiritual
j battleground between the cross and the
erescent. One advantage of the mission-
ary is that the ambition of the natives
to learn ito read and write brings their
children into the mission school and thus
under Christian Influence.
The Muscular Kroos.
Among the dozen or more native
tribes the Kroos are perhaps the best
known. They are the most imuscular of
all African tribes. For generations they
have served as sailors on the vessels
engaged in the African coast trade, and
enjoy the reputation of always possess
ing a steady nerve and a cool head.
They are passionately fond of free
dom, and while slave trading was going
on in Africa they successfully resisted
all attempts to take them. When an in
dividual was captured, he invariably
took his life rather than go into serv-
l itude, consequently the Kroos soon were
found to be unprofitable as slaves.
They have a sort of hereditary chief
t who conducts their business with other
tribes and the Liberlan government. He
Is a sort of "minister of foreign rela
tions. The actual government of the
tribe is in the hands of the elders, whose
badge of office is an iron ring worn
about the leg. They meet and make the
laws governing the tribe, and act as
judges in the few cases that cannot be
settled by the Individuals themselves.
Another tribal officer is the president,
who keeps the symbols and seals of the
government, and uses them in accord
ance with, established regulations. He
also conducts a sort of 20th century
edition of the ancient city ,of refuge.
Any tribesman accused of a 'crime may
flee to his house for protection, and his
security is assured until he has been
Land is held by the tribes as a whole,
but is parceled out to actual tillers to
be held by them so long as cultivation
continues. Once this ceases the tract
reverts to the government.
Y Monrovia, the Capital.
One who lands at Monrovia, the cap
ital of Liberia, on a gala occasion may
see all sorts and conditions of negroes
from the breechcloth bushman to the
polished university graduate. Some will
be dressed a la mode, others may have a
discarded silk hat and a hickory cot
ton shirt, and still others a threadbare
Prince Albert coat and bare legs. When
the natives come to town they usually
bring enough palm oil and other com
modities to pay the expenses of the trip.
Each tribe has its own peculiar dialect
and customs, but one thing that Is com
mon to all is the welcome extended to
the periodical visitation of .the driver ant.
Tropical weather and tropical habits are
not conducive to extreme cleanliness -in
household affairs, and nearly all of the
huts which constitute the homes of the
poorer classes of Liberia become infest
ed with vermin.
Periodically the driver ants set out on
big foraging expeditions, great hordes
of them visiting every place that prom-"
Ises a juicy bug or other toothsome In
sect. Therefore house cleaning In the
wilds of Liberia consists of no more
trouble than giving the driver ant ac
cess to every nook and cranny.
The man who is now president of Li
beria is the first one ever elected who
was not a preacher. He is Arthur Bar
clay, a full blooded "West India negro.
Fighting Bob Evans tells an amusing
story of a ceremonial visit he made to
o. Liberian ruler when he was a captain
In the navy. While talking with the
president the swish of silk skirts was
heard and the gallant old sea dog in
stinctively arose. A dusky woman came
in, and-was presented as "the first lady
Fighting Bob, acknowledging the in
troduction, said: "Howdy, Auntie, how
The Liberian president was amused and
laughingly Inquired: "What part of the
south are you from?" Evans acknowl
edged to having been born in Floyd
"Well that's a coincidence," remarked
the president, "I'm from the Old Do
minion imysclf. I was born in Dinwiddle
Tomorrow The Sargasso- Sea.
traveling men. who come to San Antonio
on account of the hotel facilities. They
make this their headquarters from two
to four weeks at a time, work in the
adjoining towns, and come into San An
tonio to spend Sunday and sometimes
In throuch thn tvoaIt rnvm,-- . .
why El Paso could not do the same.
l am also at present making my head
quarters at San Antonio and working
the adjoining territory, educating the
people to use "made in El Paso goods,"
and I am glad to say I am meeting with
O. T. Simon.
Vice President Western Coffee Co.
DIVIDING SCHOOL FUNDS.
From Santa. Fe (N. M.) New Mexican.
In El Paso, a b'itter controversy is
being waged over the accusation that
members of the school board there were
interested in sales to the public schools
In most states it is made a criminal of
fense for any member of the city coun
cil or of a school board to b inr0-t
in the sale of any article, or any con
tract in which the municipality or school
district is a part.
In other states again, the sense of
propriety has made this an unwritten
law. but in New Mexico, unfontunately
there is a standing joke that In some
rural school districts, the school di
rectors divide the school funds among
themselves, one being employed as jan
janitor, another .as teacher and the third
furnishing the fire wood.
Even in the towns, the public moral
sense is not sufficiently developed to
make It seem wrong when a member of
the city council sells anything to the
city or accepts a contract from it But
In the absence of law, it might be well
to pledge all candidates for office to re
frain from selling anything to the town
or county or school district as Ion- n
he holds office. as
A law to cover thte point, will no
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Members'- of Boy's Depart
ment Are Barred It Is
For Adults' Only.
A smoking room is a new department
at the Y. M. C. A. For a long time the
smoking room feature has been hanging
fire. At last, the board of .management
has decided to establish it-
But the smoking room is for men, full
grown, adult men only. Members of t-e
boys' department will be "barred, and
nowhere else in the building will smok
ing allowed. In fact the boys' depart
ment and physical department manage
ment are fighting tobacco use. Now it
still will be prohibited for the young
One of the most attractive and den
like rooms will be used for the smokers.
The restaurant feature has proved a
failure, it is said and the smoker's den
! will be located where the eats used to
'be had, just to th right of the effica
on the main floor.
For a long time the business men
members and the bowlers have been ask
ing for "smoker's rights.-' Now they have
It, and the association (management does
not appear to think it such a dreadful
thing after all. The new room will be
fitted up .within a fewdays.
NEW CRAWFORD BILI,.
-"It's a fine bill for the price, as good
as I ever saw for thft monv" caW A
r Schwartz last night as he came out of
tne Crawford, where he had been with
his family to witness the opening
of vaudeville at this theater. This was
the verdict of all who saw the bill. The
Crawfordscope, the picture machine
which concluded the performance, went
back on thp nwnno'CTrwnr a-nrl rHA-n'-t-
' scope at least it only threw pictures
on tne canvas In such a manner as to
cause headache. The rest of ths bill
went smoothly and elicited only ap
plause. One feature that attracted par-"
ticular attention was the 'cleanliness of
the bilL There was not a suggestive
jefke or line in the whole performance.
The Malcommls, jugglers, open the
bill and they are as good as the best.
Everything is juggled from an empty
bottle to the telephone on the wall, the
grandpa clock and the poodle dog.
LaMont Brothers do some splendid
dancing, and the tall one in tights
causes a laugh with, every movement.
As skinny as a fence rail and .as tall
as "Bob" Page, it is to laugh td lock
at him. They do some dancing that
would win applause anywhere and
spring a few jokes.
Grace Huntington and LeRoy Pat
tlson in a sketch, "Why He Reformed,"
keep the audience in a roar of laughter
for 15 minutes. Miss Huntington Is a
very clever emotional actress and Mr.
Pattison is equal to his role.
Leonard Lohr sings while the picture
man shows some scenes of El Paso and
some imaginary scenes that fit (or don't
as the occasion- arises) Info the song.
Frank Houghton and company, (three
men) give an exhibition of trick and
comedy cj-cllng that would be a splen
did feature on any vaudeville circuit.
What they can't do with bicycles, can't
The pictures (when the machine be
gins to work, which, it probably will to
night) close the performance, a very
enjoyable hour and a quarter, nearly an
hour and a half.
If manager Rich keeps up the stand
ard set on the opening night. El Paso
can't criticize his vaudeville bill.
The young American actor, Sanford
Dodge, who will be at the El Paso
theater two nights, Thursday and Fri
day, March 17 and 18, Is well known to
the theatergoers of El Paso, having ap
peared here last season In "Faust,"
when he pleased his audience. This
season he will be seen In two plays,
Thursday, March 17. "The Gladiator,"
and Friday, March 18, In a big scenia
production of "Faust." Seats are now
selling, the entire lower floor is ?1 and
the balcony 75c.
A3IATEUR NIGHT AT CRAWFORD.
"Don't forget the big amateur con
test Friday night at the Crawford, aft
er fho last show," manager Rich ad
monishes. Good prizes will be given,
he says, and he believes a large list of s
entries is assured. "Leave your name
and style of act at the Crawford box
office," he says.
SOUVENIRS AT MAJESTIC.
Down at the Majestic, the manage
ment is offering one of the best bills
of the season and a souvenir for the
women patrons that's worth while.
Three shows are given nightly 7:38,
8:30 and 9:30. Majestic prices are 10c
Notwithstanding the statement made
by managers Fogg and Booth Saturday
that there was no trouble with the
union stage hands at the Happy Hour,
members of the Theatrical Stage Em
ployes union assert that the trouble was.
not patched up until yesterday, when
the Happy Hour agreed to put union
men to work. R. E. Belt was put on
as stage manager arid Jack Cassens as
operator of the moving picture machine.
Edwin Bailey, Miss Grace Lockwood
and Miss Fay Bainter will leave "Wed
nesday for Kansas City, where they will
fill a- several weeks' engagement on the
Orpheum circuit In a sketch called
"Mother and Son," being a tabloid pro
duction of "The Soldier of France." In
the spring Mr. Bailey will go out on
the road at the head of his own com
DON FULANO AT RT.IOTT.
Owing to numerous requests of pat
rons, the Bijou will repeat the "Equina
Hero," the picture wherein the world's
greatest educated horse, Don Fulano, Is
shown, taking the leading part In a
clever story arranged especially for
him. Tonight Is the last time for this
interesting picture. Other pleasing
films will al-so be shown, the manage
ROSWELL CHILD FALLS
INTO CISTERN: WILL RECOVER
Roswell. N. M., March 15. Martin
Sedlllo's 2yearold child fell 14 feet into
a cement cistern at the family home on
El Berrcndo. striking on the head. The
baby was unconscious for 12 hours, but
it is thought the child will recover.
The electric wiring of the new $50,000
Lea hall at the Military institute will
cos-- 514S7 50. the contract hiving been
awartfe the Valley Electrical company at