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Monday,' March. 21, 1910.
EL PASO HERALD
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Merchants Should Organize
THE movement to organize Retail Merchants' association with a view to co
operating to increase trade, is one to which The Herald offers its warm,
support; a movement that should be hacked and pushed by every merchant
in El Paso. -,,
By united action much good can come to the merchants and the -city generally.
In St Louis such an association has resulted in bringing millions of dollars to bt.
Louis dealers that the merchants are positive would have gone elsewhere-to the
smaller cities and towns, for instance. But the St. Louis merchants organued and
made it possible for buyers to come to the city, make their purchases . ietu
home without it costing them a cent railroad fare-and this accomplished with
tie advantage of larger stocks to select from and the cheaper prices of a city, it
was Be trouble to draw customers- .
In St Louis the association issued books to each member and when an outor
towH customer came to the store and began buying, he was given one of these
books. Entries equaling the amount purchased at the first store were made and
tie the customer went to the next and thepext, each store making an entry to
show how much trading nad been done. At the end of the day or week, the pur
chaser then werft to the headquarters , of the association and got a rebate on
transportation according to the amount of money spent in the city with the mem
bers of the association. On $50 worth the association furnished transportation
50 miles on $100 worth transportation for 100 miles, and so on. It was thus
possible for people intending to make large purchases to travel a great distance,
trade at city prices, in big stores where the selection of goods waslarge, and re
turn home without having to pay railroad fare.
Some such arrangement as this among the El Paso merchants, well advertised,
ought to bring a great deal of trade tol Paso. And not only this, it is well for
the merchants to be organized anyhow; to meet occasionally and discuss trade con
ditions and affairs of general interest to the business world. It keeps them im
touch with each other, engenders a spirit of fraternity that is helpful to the
community, and makes for a better business understanding.
Let's have the association.
El Paso witnesses the closing of another $17,000 real estate deal, but things
like that are becoming mere trifles in this city these days.
Acting mayor Robinson is not far from right when he calls that $82,000 school
board deficit a fright It would scare most school boards into doing something to
remedy it but the majority in the El Paso school board doesn't seem to scare
That showing of profits of El Tigre is not abad argument against the value
f investing in the stock of sound southwestern mines.
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It has been raining east of El Paso and the stockmen are smiling. It's
enough to make a cow laugh. -
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e Paso hopes all the goat raisers in the country will butt into that show
that is going to be pulled off here during the fair. "
IT IS gratifying to learn of the progress that is being made to erect a sanatorium
for babies at Cloudcroft-
This mountain resort in the pines) high above the heat, is an ideal location
for infants in the summer time. It is not an experiment; it has been demon
strated that Cloudcroft is the ideal baby home.
Many a sick and ailing child owes its lifetoday to the beneficent influences
of the Cloudcroft climate. The odor of the pine's, the cool air from the blossoming
flowers and the perfumed ferns; the gentle even temperature seems to form a tonic .
under which the weak little bodies grow and develop with wonderful rapidity.
Many El Pasoans have homes in these piney woods, but many haven't, but
seed them. To the latter, the hospital for bames willbe a great boon. Infants
can be taken there to escape the heat appalling to the little ones of the altitudes
less favored by nature, and improve and mend under the gentle restfulness of the
temperature and climate of "the roof garden of the southwest." It is not only a
convenience; it is a necessity; it is a philanthropy, this hospital in the clouds, and
all El Paso and the southwest will applaud the work of the promoters.
Cloudcroft is no longer a "pleasure resort" with El Pasoans; it is an institu
tion, and the baby sanatorium will make it more so. And the big hotel will result
ia spreading its beneficent influence from El Paso and the southwest over a terri
tory the confines of which will only be limited by the geographical limitations of"
Great is Cloudcroft- '
Good evening. Are you a Herald candidate? So many are entering the circu
lation contest that this question is becoming a common one.
The power of the speaker may.be broken, but not the wilL Cannon is not as
noisy as his name, but as a fighter, he liyes up to it in every particular.
El Paso is going to have a system of county roads in a short time that will
equal any in the country.
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Just watch El Paso grow. Not only is it perceptible to the eye, but you can
hear it- It makes a noise like a city that is going to be a metropolis sooner than
tiost people imagine.
Tucumcari had a jail delivery and it was not rural delivery, either, for Tu-
cumcari is a city now.
A few years ago the man who would have aftempeted to wreck the Mills build
ing would have been a despoiler. Now, he is hailed as a Moses a Moses leading
El Paso into the sky scraper era.
The only kind of a "dry" campaign that appeals to some people is a cam
paign for some of the stuff that is labeled "extra dry."
Yesterday was Palm Sunday. If the baseball season was on, think what a
great day it would have been fors fans.
An article says that the father of 'William "Waldorf Astor finds his name a
handicap in hunting work. The father of William Waldorf Astor has no business
The monetary commission of the United States is a good press -agent for. it
self. And it is also giving the people some interesting facts on money masters
that are serving as a fine education in finances-
to subscribe for
The Herald should
beware of Impos
ters and should
not pay money, to
ft anyone unless he
can show that oe
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ized to receive It.
the AufiCMhOO. No
WHEX the sun of vour life's going down in the West, you'll try to recall
ail vour deeds that were best, for soon at the se.it of the Judge you u
"appear, to give an account of your stewardship here. Each -day you
are doing something that may seem as smart and as brilliant as any mans
scheme; .perhaps it will gain the applause of the town, but hew will it look wnen
the sun's going down? Each day you are striving to build
wx vm.r ;io inH mflvlw rpsnrfcimr tn svstem of mule, and
when vou are asked if you think it is straight, you have your
defence and begin to orate: '"There's fierce competition, and
men who would win, mustn't be top afraid of the shadow of
- sin." That logic may do in the loud, 'bustling town, out uu
will it look when theun's going down? ' You'd like to be good if you only had
time, but ycu are so busy pursuing the dime, that helping your brother or trnng
to cheer the grief-stricken pilgrims now journeying here, is merely an impulse
that comes but to fade; there's only one temple, whose idol is Trade; and there
you may grovel for wealth and renown but how will it seem when the suns
Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews Adams.
Expression; Reforms Evident
C March 21. "Who
Is that distinguished
ing man?" nine outrff ten visitors to
the senate galleries ask. pointing to a,
member on the Republican side of the
"Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, of
Massachusetts," the guide invariably re
plies, without turning his head to fol
low the index finger.
Upon the floor of the United States
senate Lodge Is undoubtedly the per
sonification if dignity. The United States
senate almost ranks in Mr. Lodge's af
fections with the Sacred Codfish. When
in Washington; Mr. Lodge is very much
a United States senator, except when
Theodore Roosevelt ishere. On such
occasions he Is an enthusiastic pedes
trian, wading through Rock Creek, or
a professed, lover of a fifty mile ride
astride a thoroughbred,.
When the senator goes back to
Massachusetts he has three personalt
ies. "- When politicians and office seek
ers are in his Immediate nelghborhooa
he promptly becomes the most frigid
person on the face of the earth. He
can usually give a man frost bite by
staring at him. When he gets down to
his summer home at Nahant he becomes
a literary person during a majority of
the hours ,of each day. An ordinary
citizen could not break dnto the sanc
tity of his library with a crowbar.
There is one hour in the day, how
ever, during which senator Lodge be
comes a mere man. "Whenever the na
tives of "the village of Nahant see Mr.
Lodge emerging from his home clad In
a bathing suit they observe a man de
void, not only of all unnecessary ar
ticles of clothing, but also of dignity.
When It comes to real love for swim
ming judge Alton B. Parker isn't in It
with senator Lodge. The latter goes
down on the beach in front of hisjiome
and cavorts around like a kitten. True,
it is a private beach, from which the
natives are excluded as religiously as
from the Jibrary, but it is the only spot
on earth where Mr. Lodge forgets to
wear his dignity, and seeing him thus Is
such a treat that it is said not to be
uncommon for the natives to row
around the point, throw anchor over-
(From The Herald
Members of the High school have
broken into the literary field and each
of the higher grades is now publishing
a weekly newspaper. The latest to en
ter the field are the ninth grade stu
dents with Miss Gertrude Windsor and
Randolph Terry as the shining lights.
The El Paso boiler works is making
a 125. horse power boiler for the new
The engine on this morning's Mexican
Central died near Chihuahua and the
train came in four hours late, both the
Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe wait
ing for the delayed passengers.
The international boundary commis
sion did not meet today, owing to the
absence of commissioner Orsono, but a
meeting will be held tomorrow after
And still the artesian well machinery
The pear trees on the valley road
are all in bloom and spring Is here to
stay for awhile.
Alderman O'Keefe was granted per
mission to attend the Republican con
vention, when the city council met last
Ponce, charged with assault
to kill Nestor Mendoza last January,
Pepple In El
From JTew York.
At the Sheldon A. T- Sheldon, Homer
N. Holt, G. W: Rawlev, R. Forsythe.
At thev St. Regis H. W. Matelene, C.
M. McAfee, O. G. Delmar.
At the'tOrndorff A- T. Sheldon, W. E.
Ratcllffe, W. C. Hedtke, P. F. McDer
mott, N. P. Pogose, F. W. Snord.
At the Sheldon F. E. Miller.
At the St. Regis J. A. Hogar, W. S.
O'Leary, James Trumbull.
At the Orndorff Herman Longhurst,
J. W. Wanirsh, Mrs. W. S. Reynolds,
Frank Casto, J. M. Reede and wife.
At the Angelus R. C. Austin, M. Har
tegan, C. E. KIrshuer. E. G. Moniger, E.
Gabel, E. F. Bell and wife.
At Zeiger E. W. Woodford.
From St. Louis.
At the Sheldon H. A. Owsley, G. T.
At the St Regis Miss Ruby Dun
ning, Ed S. Flippen, jr.
From the Territories.
At the Sheldon W. W. Carpenter, No
gales, Ariz.; D. H. Bradler, jr., Clifton,
Ariz.; John Adams, Touglas, Ariz.; Dean
K. Mason, Clifton, Ariz.; Mrs. Herbert
Smith, Silver City. N. M.; J. P. Wil
liams. Vaughn, N. M.; A. D. Slchlor, Sil
ver City, N. M.
. Denatured Poem
board and gaze upon their care-free
"There's no denying the fact," said
an old member of the house, "that the
spirit of reform is taking possession of
us. The insurgents, of course, are ab
normal, out even the old veterans of
the house are different today than they
were a dozen years ago.
"I was reminded of this recently when
the speaker appointed a committee to
attend the funeral of a member who
had died in Washington. There was to
be a congressional funeral and the
committee was to do the honors for the
"The sergeant-at-arms arranged for
two special cars one for the family
and another for the congressional com
mittee. As soon as the dome of the
capitol was well out of sight the mem
bers of the house and senate, tired of
conversation, opened their bags and
produced reading matter having a dl-
rect bearing on legislation pending m
"That was not the way we whiled
away the time in the good old days.
Perhaps it's just as well that things
have changed, but lvcan't help thinking
about the viewpoint of the new genera
tion. In the old days the sergeant-at-arms
had a lot more consideration for
the comfort of the committee than now.
Then the car was well stocked with our
favorite bTands of whisky and cigars.
After we had reflected upon the great
ness of the man. whose body we were
accompanying, some one would push a
bell and the porter set up a couple of
"Of course, we meant no disrespect
to the dead, but those funeral parties
were weary affairs. Hence our con
science aid not hurt us as we sat into
a nice sociable game ot draw poker,
with a well tipped porter ever at our
side to quench our thirst, with no wives
to "telephone to about important busi
ness detaining us at the capitol, and all
that sort of thing. When we arrived at
our destination we upheld the dignity
of congress, just as we were expected
to, and resumed the game on the home
ward jourjiey. But things are changes
of this date, 1396)
A COUttT CLERK
was given a preliminary hearing before
justice Catlin last night, and bound over
to the grand jury.
Word was received from Las Cruces
yesterday to the effect that Numa Ray
mond had taken possession of the sher
iff's office and all was quiet In the Nsw
Felix Martinez, clerk of the United
States court at Las Vegas, Is Investing
In Juarez property.
Judge J. F. Crosby has returned from
an extended trip to Mexico City, and
says that he had satisfactory interviews
with capitalists there, and work on his
proposed railroad will be started before
Will Brown has returned from a busi
ness trip to Los Angeles. While in Cal
ifornia he was shorn of his mustache.
It has been decided to open the gun
club grounds to all El Paso shooters
each Wednesday hereafter regardless of
whether they be members of the gun
club or not.
Capt. J. H. White will leave in a few
days for the east, where he will study
the canning Industry, with a view of
opening a factory here, as he btlleves
It -nlll be of great importance.
Metal market Silver, 6Sc; lead $3
copper, 10c; Mexican pesos, 53c.
At th' St. Regis Mrs. O. S. Warren,
Silver City, N. M.; Mrs. Gerald Sherman,
Bisbee, Ariz.; J. a. Leahey and wife,
Lordsburg, N. M.; C. S Bullard and wife.
Silver City, N. M.; F.H. Smith, Bisbee,
At ahe Angelus J. D. Prewett and
wife, Bowie, Ariz.; A. Armijo and guest.
Las Cruces, N. M.; Jesus Flores, Las
Cruces, N. M.; W. H. Geraty, Tucson,
Ariz.; G. A. Hawley, Tucson, Ariz.; Hen
ry Kirch, Albuquerque, N. M.
At the Orndorff William Brecken
ridge, Tucson; W. A. Murray, Tucson,
Ariz.; George W. Smith, Tucson, Ariz.;
R H. Freudenthal, Solomonville, Ariz.;
M. Freudenthal, Las Cruces, N. M.; Geo.
Smith and son. La Mesa. N. M.; J. L
Augustine, Lordsburg, N. M.; Mrs. P. H.
Freudenthal. Las Cruces; Mrs. A. Ja
coby, Las Cruces, N. M.
At Zeiger Nester Anmljo, Las Cruces;
H. A. Rusger, Hillsboro. N.. M.; A. L.
Scherzer, Albuquerque, N. M.; Rozeljea
Scherzer, Albuquerque. N. M.; J. F. Slat
ter. Fort Bayard, N. M.; D. R. Fitch,
Fort Bayard. N. M.; E. B. Ernst, Fort
Bayard, X. M.; Flavlo Sandoval, Albu
querque; Ed Farr. Albuquerque, N. M.;
William Thorp, Metcalf, Ariz.
At the Grand Central S. Walton, San
Marcial, N. M.; James Hill, Silver City,
The Treadwel! Mine b7
' T- Haskin
ENORMOUS TREASURE BOX OF ALASKA
THE controversy over labor condi
tions In the great Treadwell mine
on Jjouglas island, Alaska, br.s
aroused so much interest that the ia-
tional I iiieau of labor is p-epir.tig to I
lssu-j ? 1 alletin on the sybit-r. ?uriiy
labor authorities declare this mine to
be one of the most dangerous in exist
ence, while the owners reply that no-who-t
else are men better cared for.
The Treadwell is one of the largest
old mines in the world, and has con
tributed much to the fame of Alaska.
For many years this wonderful mine
has paid its owners a profit of nearly
$6000 a day, and there is enough ore
left to keep the monster plant working
day and night for probably 20 years to
Mine Sold for $435.
The man who discovered this extra
ordinary rrineral deposit did not realize
its value and sold it for $435. Almost
every school boy has heard about the
"glory hole" of the Treadwell, but few
of them know how it came to have that
French Pete was the discoverer of the
mln'e which has already producedS25,
000,000 worth of gold. He was a small
merchant in Juneau, who had a hard
time to make both ends meet. In the
fall of 1S81 he received a shipment of
goods to replenish his stock for the win
ter. jThe freight charges amounted to
$435, and Pete did not have this much
money. A prospector by the name of
Treadwell was panning along the beach
and Pete offered him the claim on
Douglas Island if he would redeem the
goods. Treadwell paid the freight and
the mine has been called by his name
The property which changed hands
by this deal contained one of the largest
bodies of gold bearing rock in the
world. The ore is located favorably at
the water's edge, where steamers can
tie up alongside the mills.
Several city blocks could be dumped
into the "glory hole." It is a monster
pit where the ore has been lifted out
In chunks like building rock Is taken
from a quarry. Men working in the
bottom o it look like crawling flies.
The thunder of the blasts, the clouds
of smoke and the hollow voices of the
men combine to make an effect so un
canny that it would not seem at all
surprij-jng if his satanic majesty should
bound out of the rock at one side or
come soaring up through the smoke
fro.n the depths.
Douglas island is 20 miles long and
pisht miles wide. Although the Tread
well is best known on account of the
"glory hole." the fact is that there are
over 60 miles of tunnels underground.
One of these extends out under the sea
for nearly a quarter of a mile.
On the surface there are six miles
of track, which run inside the build
ings, to and from the different struc
tures -and along tho piers. Numerous
dummy engines push and pull long
strings of little cars and make more
fuss about it than as many moguls.
The Treadwell runs 24 hours every
day in the year, except the Fourth of
July and Christmas. It takes 200 tons
of coal every day to keep the many
wheels moving, and the roar of its ma
chinery may be heard a mile away.
There are 880 massive crushers, call
ed stamps, each consisting of five heavy
upright bars of steel that are lifted up
to fall with terrific force on flat,
hard plates. The rock passes under
these pounding bars and is smashed
into dust. These noisy, powerful ma
chines consume about 4500 tons of rock
daily. In order to keep the ore rolling
into their Insatiable mouths, $1400
worth of powder is used in blasting
The amount of gold realized from
every 24 hour run is about $10,000, and
the expense of operating is about $4000.
The ore is low grade the lowest in
the world to pay such profits. It
averages only $2.65 per ton, but there
is so much of it, and it is handled in
such a wholesale and econennical man
ner, that it runs fast into money.
Plant Is Complete.
On account of the Treadwell beimr
so remote from civilization, it Is nec
essary to maintain a most complete
plant. There is a fully equipped foun
dry, where any piece of broken ma
chinery can be replaced Immediately. A.
fine assay office makes it unnecessary
to send the ore away to have Its value
established, and a modern hospital is
maintained to care for the sick and
wounded. So many people work in the mine that
it supports a United States postoffice
of the third class. The company store
has a stock of goods valued at $110 000
the stock of iron and steel kept con
stantly on hand is worth $50,000, and
the supply of powder is worth $40,000
Tho company store, butcher shop' and
cook houses are large departments, be
cause the firm boards its men. It s no
small undertaking to feed all these ro
bust miners. "
The butchers in the company shop
cut up three beeves every day, besmes
quantities of fish, pork and mutton It
takes 6000 pan cakes to go round in
the morning, and four barrels of flour
are made into 3S00 biscuits every dav
Another daily ration ls 60 pounds 'of
coffee and lo pounds of butter The
number of eggs used dally is 2300.
Employment for 1500.
The usual working force of the
N. M.; C. A. Chenoth, Ttodeo, N. M.; C.
E. "Wheeler, Alamogordo. N. M h' TL.
French, Vaughn, X. M.; Mrs. C. P Riley
San Marcial X. M.; Mrs. G. C. Machen!
Magdalena; Miss Ethel M. Bagley Albu
querque, N. M. '
From the Pacific Const.
At the Sheldon W. D. Alverez, San
Francisco; Mrs. C. "Williams, Los An
geles. At the St. Regis Miss Berwick, Pa
cific Grove; Edward Berwick. Pacific
Grove, Cal.; A. I Sumption, Los An
geles; M. Lewis, San Francisco; George
C. B. Robinson, Los Angeles; J. F. Far
rell and wife, Seattle, Wash.; H. "W.
Treat and wife, Seattle. Wash.; Miss" Col
lins, Seattle, Wash.; Hugh O. Garland,
Seattle, "Wash.; E. Hull, San Francisco'
V. R. Berry, San Francisco; TV. J. Su
san, Los Angeles.
At the Orndorff Edward Berwick,
Pacific Grove, Cal.; Miss A. M. Ber
wick, Pacific Grove, Cal.; H. l! Lar
ghran, Spokane. Wash.- D. James, Salt
Lake City; H. M. Sproul, Los Angeles.
At the Angelus J. McLaughlin, Los
Angelus; R. R. Byrd, Los Angelus; F. S.
Calkins, Los Angelus.
At Grand Central V. H. Burnian,
At the Sheldon R. M. Dudley, Chi
huahua; V. R. Walling, Cananea, Sou.;
D. D. Gooch, Cananea, Son.; T. D. War
rington, Cananea, Son.; Basil Charles
Bradke, Mexico City; W. R. Bunson,
Chihuahua; D. B. Clancy, Cananea, Son.;
T. E. Young, Cananea, Son.; James T.
Treadwell consists of 1500 men. There
is such a mixture of nationalitijs that
17 different languages are sposen in
the camp, and the unique feature of the
situation is that the superintendent can
talk to only 20 percent of his men. To
the remainder he has to make signs or
depend upon Interpreters, which always
is unsatisfactory'. Few of the men are
married. They get from $2 to $3.50 per
csy ard rhelr board and Jodfjing. Many
of them come direct from Eurot-o to
et ter the employ o" the cni.iijany and
iro5t of them save the grearer ;nrr cf
their wages. They cut their .own hair,
do' their own washing and, in fact,
get along as cheaply as only Europeans
can. Their only regular expenditure
seems to be the purchase of cigarets, of
which they are excessive smokers.
Many of the men leave their money
with the company, the books at one
time showing that over $300,000 in
wages "was uncalled for. The company
pays no interest on this money, but
dgrees to pay any or all of it on de
mand. The largest sum due any one
man was $5000. He did not draw a"
cent for a year and a half after he
went to work.
Slavs and Scandinavians predominate
among the nationalities employed in
the mine. About the only expression
in English that they can ever master
is "all right," and they work it over
time. No matter whether one of them
is called a liar or told that dinner is
ready, he invariably answers, "All
Their inability to understand what is
said to them often causes trouble. One
day a new toss was superintending a
big blast, and as a couple of workmen
approached, he shouted: "Don't go that
way or you'll get your heads blown
off." One of them answered, "Air
right," and the boss, supposing from
their answer that they understood Eng
lish, made a break for cover. They
had not understood him at all and walk
ed right into the blast, receiving the
full force of it. There wasn't enough
left of them to hold an Inquest over,
tj Blast Twice Daily.
Working with powder is always a
dangerous job, and it is particularly so
for these ignorant foreigners. The prin
cipal blasts are made at noon and at 6
o'clock. An elevator goes down the
shaft to the level where everything ls
ready but the lighting of the'fuse, and
as soon as this is touched off there is a
quick flight upward to safety.
Sometimes the men complete their
work before the elevator ls due, and, in
order to get to the surface and loaf
awhile before the whistle blows, they
light their fuses and climb the ladders
that lead from one level to another.
One day three1 men touched off the
fuses and ran for the ladders. 3?wo of
them mounted safely, but the third one
missed his first step and became so con
fused that he couldn't make his feet
stick to the rounds of the ladder. The
blast went off with a resounding re
port and about all there was left of the
poor fellow were the buttons from his
breeches and the buckles from his sus
penders. miraculous Escape.
Probably the most remarkable acci
dent that ever happened at the Tread
well was when a Swede fell down a
shaft 25C feet Into 10 feet of water
without beinsr killed. Whenever this
story is told the hearer is naturally
skeptical, but remarkable as it was,
he actually fell that distance and lived
to resume work in the mine.
"Wnen he fell he had on a slicker coat
and a pair of gum boots. Both his boots
came off, one of them being found at
the 110 foot level, and the other at the
220 foot level. He maintained an up
right position during the whole of his
awful fall and struck the water feet
first. "When the cage was sent down
after him it was not with the Intention
of performing a rescue, but to make
preparations for a funeral. He was not
An examination revealed the fact that
not a bone was broken by the terrible
plunge. However, his nerves sustained
such a severe shock that he was con
fined to the hospital for eight months,
and he did not do any heavy work for
two years. In referring to his experi
ence, he said: "I one big yumper."
Support Y. 31. C. A.
Although the men are extremely eco
nomical, they cheerfully contribute Si
a month for the support of the hospital,
and a like sum for the maintenance of
the Y. M. C. A. The company spent
$9000 for the erection of a suitable
building and the membership dues de
fray the running expenses. It has a
gymnasium with baths, besides a read
ing room containing literature in all
the languages spoken in the camp.
It is impossible to even estimate the
quantity of gold that is locked up be
hind the rocky walls of Alaska's moun
tains. Some say it Is more than equal
to the riches all the mines in the world
have yet produced. The country that
Uncle Sam bought from Russia for less
than 2 cents an acre has proved to be
the greatest bargain ever made in real
"When Treadwell paid the freight on
French Pete's goods, and took over the
claim that proved-to be the "glory hole"
of mining history, he paved the way
for operations that will go on for years
and years, adding all the while to the
horde of wealth the world is storing in
its treasure vaults.
Tomorrow The New Theater.
Sleolbath, El Rayo Mines, Mexico.
At the St. Regis I. SJ. Dewey, Inde,
At the Orndorff E. R. Phillips, Tor
reon; L. C. "Wyman, Huizoka; J. Leon
and wife, Mexico City; L. Hearn, Hermo
slllo. Son.; T. J. Dewey, Inde. Durango;
E. J. Langston, Escalon, Chihuahua; R.
T. Lester, Chihuahua; Federico Fanlun,
Mexico City; L. Hearn, Hermosillo. Son'
At the Zeiger Van A. Dyer, Ocampoj
At the Grand Central C. G. Jarvis,
At the Sheldon Dave Marks, Dallas;
C. X. P. Johnson, Denton; R. Plancheti
At the St. Regis V. G. Winston, Dal
las: W. G. Power. Hibbing.
At theiOrndorff Mr. and Mrs. Whee
At the Zeiger John McClemons, Sue
Springs; F. G. Sanderson, Sue Springs.
At the Grand Central O. W. Williams
Fort Stockton; S. A. Moore, Cottonwood'
TV". D. Landon, Ysleta; "W. K. Barton)
Lipscomb; H. Barton, Lipscomb.
At the Sheldon E. C. Sooy. Kansas
City, Mp.; Meyer Blumenthal, Phila
delphia; H. V. Clark, Kansas City, Mo.;
George T. Moore, Kansas City, Mo. Ed
Chapin. Lansing, Mich.; John E.De
Wolf, Milwaukee; M. Robinson, Milwau
kee; H. Appletown, Milwaukee; E. D.
Fisher. Kansas City. Mo.; L. E. Moses!
Kansas City, Mo.; W. C. Michaels. Kan
sas City. Mo.; C. J. Jameson. Forville.
La.; D.'N. McLean, Clintee, Miss.; John
Another List Showing the
Standing of Contestants
Will Appear Soon Have
Your ITame at the Top.
Now that the vote in The Herald con
test has been published, each contestant
knows where the other one stands; there
v m uv bwue energetic uusximir to see
who can head the next list. While the
present leaders each have a ood sized
vote listed, they are not the only ones
iwfho have been bus, for some "of the
others have bees getting their friends
out and will begin to make a showing
during the next day or two. Several re"
ports have alread3 arrived which will
make a considerable ehanor in h stnnfl.
mg of some of the contestants w&o had
only received nominating votes it the
feme Saturdays paper went to press.
The leaders have not yet changed posi
tions, but the next few mails may bring
in enough votes to ,put some entirely
new candidate well in the lead
Pictures of- Candidates.
The Herald will shortly begin pub
lishing the pictures of contestants and
every .person who is entered in the con
test is ureed to send his nr hor -r.K
Itograph to the contest editor. It is
.urpi, t,u seua a picture larger than tnosa
of .postcard size. Eegular cabinet size
is nest. Eeproduqtion from poor prints
or rrom very small pictures is not ef
fective. The pictures will be kept until
the close of the contest so that if you
are among the winners your photograph,
may appear on large size in the paper.
Write your name, address and district
number onthe back of the Photograph,
and mail it so that it will not become
mutilated m transit.
Be a leader.
Before the second list fe published,
contestants are urged to7 get busy and
try to send m enough .votes to put their
names amobg the top-notehers. To be
among the leaders is good -advertising
apd will xacihtate the securing of add
Every contestant has the same oroor
tumty to secure votes, but tie nes who
are first to realize the Tralue of organi
zation -w-iiye found in the lead most of
tUe way. The people who knosr of your
candidacy may also know wfcere you
couH secure subscriptions from others
of their friends. The following up of a
clue which leads to a new subscriber
is work which will count for you and
make your standin in the paper grow.
-Don; forget tiat in order to induce
tou. to get busy right away, we are
.seeping track of the new yearly sub
scriptions which you send in and just
as soon as you have sent in six we will
notify you and give you your oboice of
either one of two beautiful sets of books,
liis- prize is in itself well -worth work
ing ror without the additional induce
ments which are offered in tdris contest.
Xtead thf Tnllnrnmrr vFfvr- ,r..U st
ipn TOfc . ilr.rjL LV"?9 ana
" x.sr?B-i bJ "J"5crrpxicl3 j
First Special Pri-zp Off m-
Each Contestant in The Herald's Pop
ular Voting Contest will be given a beau
tirul set of masterpieces of the world's
diterature. or a set of the works of Rud
yaTd Kipling, for the first six new year
y. subscriptions tihey send in- Just
think oi it you only have to get six
people to take The Herald for on year
and yod get, .absolutely free, your choice
or a 10 volume set of Kinling or an eight
volume set of Masterpieces. Or, we will
send .both sets to -any contestant for the
first 10 new yearly subscriptions sent
m Xote Special prize offers do not af
reet in arrr "way the awarding of tie
regular prizes. Xo one is barred from
ijvinrang a regular prize on account of
ihavrng received a special prize.
- EI Paso people -have been excluded
from this contest, because The Herald
realizes that it "would be impossible for
its outoftown subscribers to compete
jth. local .people on even terms. There
as a Herald subscriber in nine out of
every 10 homes in this city, and an El
Paso contestant could easily keep ahead
of an outoitown competitor b merelv
collecting irom the subscribers in hi3
E. Heston, Denver. Colo.; Charles F.
Frulke, "Washington, D. a; Edward Gon
der Bowling Green. Ky.; J. p. McKinis,
Springfield. 111.; H. J. Maxwell Grylls,
Detroit Mich.; G. G. Hampton, Bostosj
Martin .Nelson, Denver.
At the St. Regis Mrs. M. Jewell Pon
tiae. Mich.; Miss A. E. Jewell, Pontlac.
Mich.; C. Wenler, wife and babv. Hig
eston, Ind.; Mrs. Frances J, Scott, To
ronto, Canada; Miss High. Toronto. Can
ada; Reggy Scott, Toronto, Canada:
Mrs. R. E. Leottle, New Orleans, La
Miss M. McAlerwood, Xew Orleans, La.;
Mrs. A. Sherman. Lyons, Kans.; Roy
Boffermeyer, Cleveland, O.; B. Godsumb.
South Bend, Ind.; George H Lee De
troit. Mich.; Charles M. Ppufke Wash
ington. D. C ; Mrs. H. E. Wagaman,
Washington, D. C; Miss Anna Wetmore,
Detroit, Mlcho James Olin Derr, Wil
liams, Pa.; Miss Ada Johnson, Beaver
Falls. Pa.; Nathan Kendall and wife
Cleveland, O.; Maj. F. A. Kendall and
wife, Cleveland, O.; J. L. Forbes and
wife, Rhode Island; p. L. Keen. Denver,
Colo.; Ben W. Jacks, Louisville! Kv.; e!
R. Neeper, Colorado Springs, Colo.;" John
E. Heston. Denver, 'Colo.; Edward Mar
At the Angelus Robert Brann, M.
Veserhely; D. Hazel, Philadelphia; G M.
Wilson, Buffington, Ind.; X. B. Robin
son, Milwaukee, Wis.; John E. DeWolf,
Mirwaukee, Wis.; W. C Price and Tvife
Grand Rapids, Mich.
At the Orndorff L. P. Thomas, Lit
tle Rock, Ark.; Mrs. L. P. Thomas, Lit
tle Rock, Ark.; B. G. TJflllan and wife
Harrisburg, Pa.; W. G. Gettings and
wife, Racine. Wis.; A. J. Gailey, Denver,
Colo.; J. J. Beuke, Lamar, Colo.; p. a!
Kallbaugh. Denver, Cqjo.; A L. Hatch
Denver, Colo.; X. S. Robinson, Milwau
kee; John E. DeWolf. Milwaukee: P. F.
Monroe, Cincinnati, O.; R. E. w'hefess"
Shreveport. La.; P. A. Parkinson, Cleve
land. O.; C. E. Benn and wife Kansas;
P. B. Ward and wife, Syracuse, N. Y
W. H. Keinber, Ashland, Ky.; A.' J. Gal
ley, Denver, Colo.; S. F. Hathaway," Den
ver, Colo.; T. E. Young. Denver. Colo.;
James Gime and wife, Denver, Colo - J.
S. Mitchell, Louisville. Kv.
At the Zeiger J. G. Hall, Denver; C.
B. Willenborg, New Hampton, Iowa: R.
Ewing. Pueblo, Colo.; J. c. Gerry. War
rensburg; Mo.; W. e. McClurg, Colo
rado Springs, Colo.
At the Grand Central H. T. Dugger.
Pulaska. .Tenn.; S. B. Witham. Jennings,
Okla.; W.W. Terrell, Kansas City. Mo.;
J. M. Cate. Missouri; Earnest A. Cook.
1 Pueblo, Colo.