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Tuesday, Maxell 29. 1910.
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No Trading Stamps Wanted.
EL PASO merchants will probably soon be called -upon once more to fight
the trading stamp nuisance. Several times this fever has got started in
EI Paso and has been conquered with difficulty- It is to be hoped that
not a single intelligent merchant can be found to join in any of these trading
It needs only a little figuring to demonstrate that the scheme is detrimental
to legitimate merchandising.
If the merchant has any discounts to make, let him make them in cash to
Let him advertise his bargain and increase his sales through such legitimate
The trading stamp scheme imposes an unjust handicapupon merchants who
refuse to go into it, and at the same time does not benefit either the merchant
or his customers who take a share in the scheme. It is safe to say if there were
in existence now in this city a retail merchants' association, the association would
go on record unanimously as opposed to the trading stamps. In the absence of
such an association let the individual merchants take a firm stand against the
If the trading stamp system takes hold in any town, it is very hard to root
out. It quickly becomes a thorough nuisance and the men who go into it become
disgusted with it, but it is very difficult to get rid of after it once gets a foot
hold. It is to be hoped that a firm stand willl be taken right at the start to dis
courage this illegitimate plan for merchandising.
The long succession of wonderful spring days reaching a climax in the mildness
of Easter Sunday, with its golden sunlight and its balmy breezes, was quickly
forgotten while the sand was being more or less patiently chewed and digested on
Monday. As George Eliot somewhere remarks, "There is a good deal of human
nature in us alL"
Under the stimulus of abnormally high prices the fanners sent a large
proportion of their lady hogs to market and now there is general jregret because
this year's crop of squeals will be greatly reduced. It is the usual recompense of
A Governor's Disbelief.
WHATEVER decision may be reached by exgovernor Sayers in the water
case, it will be lacking in the ex cathedra finality that has been ex
pected of it, the lack being due to the governor's expression of disbelief
in the mosquito theory of infection in yellow fever.
Scientifically inclined persons are apt to judge a man's whole philosophy x of
life by testing his belief or disbelief in the well established scientific fact that
the insect known as stegomyia fasciata is the chief agent of infection in yellow
We know a young woman who subjects all her new acquaintances to the
test of their having read end enjoyed "Alice in Wonderland." She has found by
experience that she can never be very good friends with a man who does not
In much the same "way, governor Sayers's conclusions in the water case will
lose much of their weight because of his repudiation of the famous bandit bug,
Roswell, N. M., with 7000 people, one of the most progressive cities in the
"west, is soon to have a seven story building. Roswell, a rich little city, is re
markable forthe extent of her public improvements, and for her lovely setting
in the midst of a beautiful farming region, watered largely from artesian wells.
Go to any city and pick out the newspaper which carries the most want ads,
and you will have chosen the paper which stands closest to the people and reaches
the largest number of regular interested readers. f
It Tends to
THE public may as well be informed at the start that the main purpose of
the proposed copper merger is to secure the market position of certain of
the high cost producers by putting into the merger enough low cost pro
ducers to reduce the general average of costs for the older companies. With the
thorough development of the great low cost producers of Arizona, New Mexico,
Utah and Nevada, some of the noted mines of stock market fame will be hard hit
because of the general lowering of the basis of the metal value. The proposed
merger is a stock market proposition, and will have little effect on the metal
market proper. Whatever effect it may have, however, on the industry and on
the metal market will he favorable; for the reason that it will tend to stability
ef the price of the metal and to a more favorable position for the small producer.
Victoriano Diaz has demonstrated the power of prayer by stopping a Gila
valley railroad train. Victoriano prayed on his knees in the middle of the track
until the engineer came to a stop.
If Santa Fe, N. M-, does not soon enter the progressive class with Silver City,
Roswell, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Tucumcari, and Vaughn, it will not be the fault
of the Santa Fe New Mezican. No city in the territory has a more able or a
more consistent booster than the New Mexican, and in the very nature of things
such splendid work is bound to have its result sooner or later. Our friend Walter
is certainly earning his halo.
HENRY WATTERSON in the Louisville Courier Journal is still giving advice
to the Democratic party with as little chance as ever of its being accepted.
Says he in his latest comment on the Cannon incident and the chances
of the Democrats: "We must find a nominee suited to the work to be done.
The party must gather about this nominee loyally. If any man proposes to lug
in any Muaramounts,' kick him out If any man breathes a word about 1896,
shoot him on the spot.' In other words, CoL Watterson, speaking for his party,
says to the Tccuntry, "For heaven's sake don't examine our record: let bygones be
to subscribe for
The Herald should
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anyone unless he
can show that be
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ized to receive It.
- oa guaranteed.
THE time's at hand when I will take my trusty spade and garden-rake, and
wear old clothes, and fuss around at 'planting doodads in the ground. Ill
plant- a lot of cabbage seeds, and when they grow they'll turn out weeds;
Tw make a frame of wire and twine, on which -may grew the carrot vine, and
tinker round at building screens, to shield my growing can of beans. And neigh
bors' hens will come and scratch the stuffing from my
garden patch, and hungry cows with wooden horns will
SPRING IS spoil mv bed of barleycorns, and mangy dogs and one-
COMING eved cats will ruin all my marrowfats, and snakes and
skunks and goats and owls, and toads and bats and
guinea-fowJs will make my yard their place of rest, and
knock the whole "thing gallev west. And I will cuss my neighbor when -he fails
to chain his sorrel hen; and he will shoot my buggy horse, because it ate his
patch of gorse; we'll all be pulling hair and ears, and everyone will be in t&Js
and when the cops have run us in, the judge will murmur: "What a sin, that
neighbors come to such a pass, for ten cents' worth of garden sass!"
Copyright, 3910, by George Matthews Adams.
Washington, D. a, March 29. When
William Howard Taft went Into the
white house tne prediction was made
that the famous tennis cabinet of his
predecessor would be followed by a golf
cabinet. This gave joy to the hearts of
more than one statesman who had vis
ions of firming an intimate acquaint
ance with the chief executive while chas
ing the little white pii around the links
of the Chevy Chase club.
Senator Jonathan Bourne, of Oregon,
is not the only good golf player in the
United States senate. There is another
who Is equally good and. some folks as
sert, a little better. His name Is Al
bert Balrd Cummins. Senator Cummins
came to Washington with a reputation
for his knowledge of railroad and oth-
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er important legislation, including the
When senator Cummins left his home
in Iowa to take his seat in the senate
he brought along not only some per
tinent Ideas about legislation, but also
a well filled bag of golf clubs. In the
early days of his senatorial career he
was frequently consulted by president
Taft. That was in the winter. The sen
ator was getting along so famously
that at odd moments he polished up his
cleeks, brassies, drivers, midirons, etc.
He had visions of a good drive off the
first tee and then a leisurely stroll with
the president across the green sward,
during which he woulm interject a few
pat remarks about the merits of the
It so happened, however, that senator t
Cummins found that playing the game of
insurgent occupied so much of his time
that he could not think of golf. It also
so happened that president Taft found
it -much more desirable to play golf with
senators who were boosting the tariff
Mr. Cummins was not of that stripe, j
He was engaged in swatting the tariff
wii ns viniouslv as thoucrh the score i
was tied at tne itn noie ana Ticiory uc
pended on the length and strength of his
next drive. He smashed the tariff bill so
hard that he drove himself from among
tho ovsihilitfes of those eligible for the
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mulatlug a fine coat of dust in the Cum-
One of the most sensitive men in the
house is Robert Bruce Macon, of Ar
kansas, also one of the most punc
tilious. Whenever the chairman of a
committee in charge of an appropriation
bill comes into the house he shivers ev
ery time Mr. Macon gets on his feet.
Mr. "Mnron has a. faculty for finding
paragraphs which are subject to points
I of order He can scent them before the
bill is finished, and many a government
official Is drawing the same pay today
as he did 10 years ago because'Mr. Ma
con has knocked out an Increase by
mnVi-nc n. nolnt of order.
For a long time members of the house J
were puzzled to find some way to sub-
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ASSAYING PARTNERSHIP ABOLISHED
OLD CASE IS FINALLY SETTLED.
At last night's meeting of the city
council the city clerk presented the
monthly payroll which totaled $2SS9.52.
Col. Xeft was awarded the contract to
furnish the city with ice at 50 cents
per hundred. Alderman Stewart called
attention to the need for street signs,
but nothing was done.
Members of the eighth grade of the
public schools entertained their friends
in the high school. There was a musical
program in which the scholars took
In the county court this morning
judge F. E. Hunter granted J. P. Farra
judgment in the sum of S229.60 and In
terest since January 1, 1889, in his suit
against Morris R. Locke. The suit has
been pending since 18.S8,
The west bound flyer last night had
60 passengers aboard when it pulled
out of El Paso.
The Duquesne Mining and Reduction
company are planning to use the old
International smelter for about six
F. J. Feldman has instituted suits
against the San Francisco Chronicle,
the San Francisco Examiner and
and the Water
due the little member from Arkansas.
The puzzle was uncouciously solved for
them by a newspaper correspondent who
has a happy faculty of giving members
Mr. Maepn is invariably attired in a
frock coat and wears a slouch hat. He
is short in stature and has a walk which
is little short of feminine.
The newspaper correspondent referred
to was walking through the corridor
reserved for members of the house, when
he saw Mr. Macon directly ahead of
"Watch the fun," he remarked to Mr.
Tawney. chairman of the appropriations
committee, who is particularly fond of
Mr. Macon with reverse English.
"Why, Dr. Mary Walker!" exclaimed
the correspondent, slapping Mr. Macon
on the back. "How glad j. am to see
"How dare you. sir," said Mr. Macon.
"I am not Tr. Mary Walker. My name
is Macon, sir. Of Arkansas, sir."
Mr. Macon was correct. That was his
name. Observe the past tense. To the
members of the house he 13 no longer
Mr. Macon. He is Dr. Mary Walker." to
every one who likes to "joh," which
means a majority of the house.
It takes new members of the senate a
long time to get accustomed to all the
comforts that go with their jobs par
ticularly if they are not graduates of
the lower house of congress. This is
especially so in the case of senators who
work hard for a living out in the great
Senator Purcell is a new member from
North Dakota. Out in his country or
dinary folks are content to live plainly.
As soon as he arrived in the senate he
was grabbed off as a member of the Bal-linger-Pinchot
every other Democrat having declined
the vacancy which existed-
A day or two ago the senator went to
an anteroom to get a drink of water. He
was about to help himself to the filtered
production of the Potomac river when an
attendant pointed to two big buckets
filled with ice and a variety of mineral
"What are they?" asked the senator
in 'tan unsophisticated manner which
"Why." replied the attendant, "there
are some bottles of so-and-so and so--and-so,
and those big bottles contain
"Which ls the best?" asked the sen
ator, who seemed to be unacquainted
with the brands mentioned.
"I really don't know," replied the
The senator opened one of the bottles
doubtfully, took a sip or twO, and then
drank the "water with evident relish. The
senator is now a frequent visitor to the
anteroom, and it looks as if he might
furnish some good advertising litera
ture. of this date, 1896)
New York Journal for printing his
copyrighted pictures of Fitzsimmons
without permission. "He asks for ?400
from each paper.
The assaying firm of Reckhart &
Hecklemann has dissolved, the former
retaining the El Paso branch and the
latter the Mexico City place.
Mayor Campbell is expected to return
from Austin in two days.
L. B. Budd is about to erect a $3000
residence on North Stanton street.
Thirteen Cincinnati excursionists ar
rived this morning from the south in
the car Pickwick.
Collector Davis says there is no fever
in the cattle brought into this city from
Metal market: Silver, GSc; lead, 3;
copper, lOc; Mexican pesos, 53c.
From Austin Statesman.
We are pleased to note that the
teaching of agriculture in the public
schools ls becoming more popular every
year. Here in Texas the farmers heart
ily indorse the movement.
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DEMOCRACY OF AN AMERICAN
THE quick lunch room is a peculiar
ly distinctive American institu
tion. It is the creature and the
symbol of that hustle and hurry which
has enabled the American business man
to do 10 times as much work in a decade
as can be done by all his foreign com
It Is also the omen and augury of the
certain dyspeptic death to which Amer
icans are consigned, Individually and
collectively, bj- vegetarians, Fletcherites,
physicians and Englishmen. Further
more, the quirk lunch room is generally,
sometimes with justice, accused of being
the great mart in which food adulter
ators turn into gold the honest hunger
of innocent men, without regard for the
future security of those honest and in
Good Food for little Money.
Unfortunately it has become the fash
ion to decry the quick lunch room as an
unmixed evil when, on the showing of
facts Americans should be as proud of
it as of any other distinctive red, white
and blue eagle feather grown entirely on
home soil. True, it is an institution
which could not exist in any other coun
try. But that is due rather to the su
periority of America than to the inferi
ority of the quick lunch room.
Despite the high cost of living in
America, despite the food trusts and the
cold storage combines, despite high
wages and general prosperity, the Amer
ican quick lunch room offers better
food for the money, quantity and qual
ity both considered, than can be obtain
ed anywhere else on earth. The Amer
ican restaurant may be inferior to those
of Europe, and it certainly is higher
priced, but the quick lunch room stands
unexceled in Its field.
Demands in Different Cities.
In Boston the quick lunch purveyor
maj- succeed only by virtue of his ex
celent beans and pie. t In New York
the fame of good "beef and" will spread
even farther than the odor of the cab
bage so' succinctly indicated by that
In Baltimore and Washington the suc
cessful lunch room must provide Mary
land biscuits fit for epicures, and good
milk wherewith to wash them down. In
Charleston the xunch room is Impossible,
for the people dine at 3 oclock in the
afternoon for the good and sufficient
reason that queen Anne had her prin
cipal meal at that hour.
In Atlanta, where the spirit of hustle
is at high tide, the lunch room cooks
have combined the culinary economy of
Athens and Sparta with the kitchen
prodigality of the old south. The lunch
comes quickly, but there is hot bread
on the side.
Chicago took a German bakery and
expanded it into a system of quicklunch
rooms capable of feeding 5000 people
between 12:30 and 12:35, catering to all
tastes and all nationalities. Farther
west the lunch counter is high and the
customer perches himself an a very Eif
fel tower of a stool, but the prices come
Texas towns know the taste of real
chili con carne and the delicious odor
of genuine tamales. The Pacific coast
cities afford all the kinds of lunch
rooms that the whole country boasts, for
the Pacific coast cities are each ' one
the whole of the United States 1n epi
tome. Coffee and Pie.
Responsive, therefore, to local tradi
tions of taste, and differing in details,
the quick lunch room is nevertheless
much the same in every part of the
country. Even one of them claim to
serve unsurpassed coffee, every one
makes pie the chief article of diet and
every one furnishes toothpicks ad lib
itum. It may be a huge room in which a
thousand people sit at marble-trfpped
tables piled high with paper napkins,
served quickly and smartly by uniform
ed girl waiters. It may be an artificial
ly lighted basement where each customer
gathers plate, knife and fork and then
passes in procession before the roast to
be served, later computing his own bill
and paying it as he passes the mountain
of toothpicks. Or it may be a tiled hall
filled with big chairs, one arm of which
is expanded into an elbow table, from
which coffee and pie. biscuits and milk
may be taken in comfort and compara
tive leisure. But whatever the system,
whatever the menu, whatever the serv
ice. 10 minutes Is a long time to eat
and 25 cents is not at all a small check.
Perhaps the factory made pies are
bad for our rHirp!t!nn hut Ttr Wllov c
doing much to cure that- Perhaps the I
strong coiree is bad ior our nerves, but
ST. VALENTINE PUT
TO ROUT BY EASTER
Falling Off In Number of Valentines Sent This Year and Increase in Enster
v. Poor old St. Valentine! He has got
It in the neck to employ an unsaintly
expression. This year has found hia
patrons shockingly deficient.
And on the contrary Eastertide has
brought more recognition than ever.
This refers only to the postofflce end
of It, but a very significant end it is.
Here is the cruel truth r
For the first time on record in the El
Paso postoffice, Easter cards have ex
ceeded In volume Valentines. Already
about 40,000 Easter cards have passed
through the El Paso local office, with
more coming. Yesterday one train
ItAIIiROAD TO EL PASO.
From Dayton (N. M.) Echo.
TVio.n Ir. Vfnrr n lrt n IrJ ohnnf -tVm
route of that new short line from the'
east to El Paso and we thought we
made It perfectly clear quite a while
ago that the road is coming through
the Dayton oil fields.
HERALD LEADS THE LIST.
From Las Cruces (N. M.) Citizen.
Gee! that El Paso Herald Is getting
a laD ahead of all the dailies in th.
United States, offering to refund cash if ;
your want ad in tnat paper doesn't
bring twice as many replies as the
same want ad in any other El Paso
paper. O you Times, where art thou
and why such silence?
THE HERALD'S CONTEST.
From Deming (X. M.) Headlight.
Miss Fay McKeyes, the daughter of
United States commissioner B. Y. Mc
yyi. The Exchanges
it is better than adulterated whisky,
Perhabs the 10 minutes Isn't long enough
for a decent meal, but there is the re- t
flection that idle men don't have to
rush. Perhaps the American quick lunch
room will be improved in many ways, as j
it already has been improved, but it will I
never take its needed lesson3 from k.u.
rcpe. The Englishman's Meal.
The Englishman regales himself in
the morning with a good breakfast of
bacon and eggs and coffee. At the
luncheon hour, supposing him to be pos
sessed of a fairly decent job. he repairs
to a chop house for his midday meal.
If he is in a hurry and has only a half
hour, he will find a buffet bar where
he may have a cut from the joint and
his pint of bitter ale.
A .yl icard tells him that the joint
from 12 to 1 is beef, from 1 to 2 !&
mutton, and he may regulate his lunch
eon hour according to his taste. With
the meat Is served boiled potatoes and
boiled cabbage, always boiled and al
ways potatoes and cabbage. Any Inter
ference with this arrangement of vege
tables probably would be regarded as
an attack on the constitution.
If the Englishman can possibly afford
it, he will take an hour. Then he will
go to a grill room and have a chop,
flanked with boiled potatoes and cab
bage, washed down with a pint of "bit
ter." But In any event he will take from
three iO six times as long at his lunch as
does the American, he will eat three
! or four times as much, and he will drink
alcohol in the middle of the day when
the American will drink coffee-.
At 4 oclock. when the American is
thinking of home and dinner, the Eng
lishman repairs to a tsa room. The ILon
don tea room Is not unlike a certain
type of American quick lunch room in
arrangement. But there the likeness
ends. A deliberate waitress condescend
ing to take an order, the customer com
poses himself to read or smoke. Tea
and cakes being served eventually, and
consumed in a half hour or an hour, the
afternoon sacrament Js over. But there
is no hurry.
The continental EurODeans take even
I more time than the English at their
i meaii, una am ctcu mua- sirauj suvui.-
ed Dy the American system or swallow
ing a "sinker" and a cup of coffee on
the run. The Frenchman and the Italian,
breakfastless, make an orderly Institu
tion of midday and evening meals which
precludes the possibility of hurrj".
The Gorman is different- Upon arising
he takes coffee and rolls. In the mid
dle of the forenoon he has hig second
breakfast of sandwiches and beer. At
noon, or shortly after, he has his din
ner, and after dinner he has a nap.
Then he has afternoon coffee and cakes.
He returns to work and comes home to
a late suoDer at 8 or 9 oclock.
J The stern requirements of business In
i a prosperous nation are sucn tnat mis
I leisurely native German system is being
oerturned. Many people cannot aitora
to go home in the daytime. So it Is that
the German cafes and restaurants are
always full. Many have found it Im
possible to wait on th slow service of
the cafes, and these have had rescourse
to a certain form of the American quick
The stranger in a German Industrial
city in search of a quick meal may walk
down the street until he sees the Amer
ican coat of arms emblazoned on a
window. Let him turn in there. It is
sure to be an "Automat." There one puts
a coin in the slot and is automatically
served with cold sandwiches, with hot
dishes, with sweets, with tea or coffee,
with beer or wine, with almost any
thing. The automat was born in New York,
but It never made a great success In
America- It was exported to Germany,
and there it has flourished like a green
bay tree. It appears that the Germans
have an Idea that Americans never eat
except the food and drink be served by
a slot machine.
"Rut th erowninjr clorv of the quick
lunch room as an American institution Is i
its democracy. The Wall street banicer
and the Wall street newsboy regularly
eat "beef and" at the same place. A
cabinet minister in Washington does
not disdain the Maryland biscuits and
mV.t sprved over the same counter where
all his thousands of underlings take
their midday refreshment, w ltn au its
faults, the quick lunch room is an
American institution of which we ought
not to be ashamed.
Tomorrow Archeological Research.
brought nearly 1000 tardy offerings of
But what of poor St. Valentine? Only
about 35,000 pictorial postals bearing
his name passed through the local mail
clearing "house. Never before has Eas
ter outdone the saint of puppy love as
far as stamped missives are concerned.
It Is said that floral offerings were
more popular than fussy cards on Val
entine's day this year, but that can
not account for the mammoth change.
It may be that the land is becoming
more religious, or more European, per
haps. Anyway, it is a mystery, this sudden
leap of Easter joy and this awful blow
to poor old St. Valentine.
Keyes, of this city, has entered the
El Paso Herald's popular voting con
test, which began March 10 and which
will continue until May 10. at which
time 'the award of prizes will be made.
The prizes are magnificent ones and
are well worth striving for; the first
one is a $1250 Overland automobile,
and the second an ?S00 Apollo piano
player. Other prizes are two trips to
New York city, a $400 Hobart M. Cable
piano. Victrola talking machine, $30 set
of silverware and $25 pocket kodak.
The country around El Paso ha3 been
divided into four contesting sections,
this section including Deming and vi
Miss McKeyes is a most charming
young lady and has a .host of friends
In this city and vicinity who will be
glad to know she has entered the con
test and who will put forth their most
earnest endeavors in assisting her to
secure one of the coveted prizes.
(All communications must bear th
signature of the writer, but the nana
will not be published 7er auc. t
request la made.)
AS TO STREET TRAFFIC.
Bl Paso, Tex., March 25th, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I wish you to print a word In re
gard to the Item of Thursday's paper,
headed, "Police Worry About Traffic"
I am a business woman and on the
street often, and find it a task to turn
the corner on which is located the
"City Hump." Many people wait there
for cars, but they don't need to occupy
the whole sidewalk, which they do.
Now. while you are teaching dumb
animals to pass to the right, please
teach some people to do the same.
There are people here from cities where
this is practiced, and why not practice
it here as well? I also wish to state
that all people who ride or walk along
with open mouths are by no means
There is a real meaning to the wonl
Jayhawkers, as well as Donghorn.
DOGS A.D MAYORS.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I have just read in "Society" the
mayor's reply to the committee that
called upon him in regard to not muz
zling dogs a method that is worse than
has It ever occurred to the citizens
of our city how it would seem to have
a real uptodate mayor again like B. F.
Hammett, for example? Why put men
in office who belong to the "wild and
woolly" past of El Paso and still believe
in those methods?
A policeman with a gun and license
to shoot is a great deal more danger
ous to a community than any dog could
ever be. ; fc
Let's ask emperor Kelly for a mayor
next time who hasn't lived here more
than ten years five would be better.
v "A Woman Citizen.
The item in "Society," referred to
above was as follows:
"The president and a committee from
the Humane society waited upon mayor
Sweeney yesterday in regard to ex
terminating the dog3 in a quicker and
more humane way than by the sulphur
route, which is a very slow process.
The mayor informed the committee that
a triangle piece of land down between
the T. P. tracks and the river will be
purchased where the city's stables and.
blacksmith shops will be located and
where the most uptodate, humane ana
sanitary dog-pound will be also, and
an iron tank piped with gas will bo
used to asphyxiate the anmals. The
question of muzzling the dogs was also
taken up, and the mayor with tears in
his eyes, told of a mother who had
come to him after losing a beautiful
little child by hydrophobia, and his
answer was that as long as he "was
mayor he would see that every dog was
muzzled or shot as long as the life of
a human being was at stake. The public
is much divided upon the question of
dogs wearing muzzles, some claiming
that the muzzle frets the dogs so that
they go mad.'
"El Paso has been going along slowly
in this work, the public not seeming to
take much interest in it, but we start
out at the beginning of the warm
weather with six public drinking foun
tains for men and animals and two pri
vate drinking troughs."
Provisions of Jim Crow Law
ISTow Being Tested in
Because he was arrested for an al
leged violation of the Jim Crow law
W. R. TayJor is suing the El Paso Elec
tric Raihvay company for $10,000 dam
ages, the suit being on trial before judse
Walthall and a jury in the 41st district
On -Feb20. 1908, Taylor and his wife
were taJcen from a car at the transfer
station, because it was alleged he re
fused to sit on the seat reserved for ne
groes and he was afterwards taken to
the city jail, where he was docketed on
a charge of violating the Jim Crow law.
Taylor, who is at present in Wash
ington, where he is a school teacher,
claimed thatl'he law provided that the
accommodations for negroes should be
equal to those provided for white people
and as the day was windy, he claimed
the railway company was" not justified
in requiring him to sit out in the open
where no protection from the wind wa3
afforded, especially as his wife was ilL
TEIES TO CARRY x
WOMAN FROM HOUSE
Juarez Saloon Keeper Is
Given $20 Fine in El
Bl Paso Court.
Emulating 'his ancestors of the stone
age, Jesus Chacon entered the home of
Marcelina Dominguez, who resides on
Eighth street and arousing her from a
deep sleep attempted to carry her off to
his jacal. according to the police, but
she objected strenuously and Jesus was
arrested on charges of being drunk,
disturbing the peace and assault. He
was fined $20 in police court this morn
ing. Chacon, who says he fe a saloonkeep
er of Juarez, declared in court that ne
had been drinking all dav and did not
know what he was doing and did not
intend to harm) the woman. However,
she exhibited marks on her neck where
he had clutched her with his fingers.
WINTERS AGAIN CONVICTED
ON BURGLARY CHARGE
Emmett Winters, who was tried and
convicted on a charge of burglary Mon
daj' and sentenced to serve two years
in the stat penitentiary, was tried again
this morning in the 34th district court
and again convicted and sentenced to
serve two years more.
Margarito Flores, charged with burg
lary, is on trial in the 34th district
TRASH PILE FIRE.
At S:10 this morning, a trash pile in
the rear of the city corral in Cotton ad
dition caught fire and necessitated the
summoning of the firemen. It wa3
quickly extinguished and no damage was
Dan. L Jackson has returned from
Eddy, Tex., where he went on a visit
fv liic mnthpr. Who was sprionsK ill
1 but whom he left much improved.