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Thursday, April 7, 1910.
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Wanted 1000 Y.
THE local canvass now in progress for new members for the Y. M. C. A. is
iaving gratifying results. The association has at present less than 800
members, and it is desired to raise the total membership to at least 1000.
Even this will haroly reach the capacity of the present building and present
The Y. H. C. A. is like a big, manufacturing or railroad enterprise in that it
has certain large basic costs that must be met but that are not substantially in
creased by increased volume of business. It will cost little if any more to
operate the Y. M. C. A. successfully with 1000 or 1200 members than it did with
Obviously then the sensible thing to do, purely as a business matter, is to
increase the membership to the capacity of organization and building. If a con
siderable proportion of the new members gained should be business men, paying
$25 per year, the annual deficit would be wiped out and the association would run
successfully on its regular income.
What a tremendous force the Y. M. C A. has become is illustrated by the
figures of the latest annual report In the year 1909 new buildings were erected
in this country for the Y. M. C. A. at a cost of nearly $7,000,000. There are
buildings under way and assured which, will cost $10,600,000. The Y. M. & A.
ras a membership of 465,000, one-third from among the wage-workers. Over
$40,000,000 has been invested in Y. IK. C. A. buildings in this country within ten
years. The breadth and extent of the activities of the association are well illus
trated by the work in Detroit, where $750,000 has been invested in a building,
where the educational department alone occupies 28 rooms and shops covering
120,000 square feet of space, and where an entire building is devoted to the hoys'
work. The Detroit association has 3200 members. Detroit has a watchmaking
school; Pittsburg, a plumbing school; Portland, chemical' and physical laboratories;
Lorain, 0., schools in the technology of ironmanufacture; New York, schools in
In the associations of this country 8000 men are acting as athletic directors
and leaders, 60,000 are members of athletic teams, and 400,000 men have had
the benefit of special athletic training during the year just passed.
President Brown of the New York Central says, '1 do not believe any money
that a railroad can appropriate for any purpose pays so large a return for the
amount invested as appropriations for establishing railroad branches of the Y. M.
r a rinn'mr io Tewnf flicaQfrniKs denression. when we had empty freight cars
by the rnile and erery possible economy
was taken from the appropriation tor the support or tne . m .. a.
As a. plain business matter the Y. . C. A. pays. The surest and most satis
factory way in which El Paso business men can support the association is to take
out business men's memberships and make this small annual contribution towards
the support of the association. This distributes the burden widely and every
man gets more than "value received." for what he thus contributes. It is to every
citizen's advantage to maintain the Y..M. C". A. in efficiency and solvency even
though he may never take advantage personally "of the opportunities it offers.
Ex-president Roosevelt has exercised remarkable self-control and admirable
tact in dealing with the situation at Rome. He has not made a single false move,
and has won the approval of the world.
Holding On To a Good Thing
PRESIDENT TAFT. gave "wide currency to a profound truth when he said the
other day in a speech at "Washington that "the dominating power of the
eastern states in congress lies in the fact that they keep men in office when
they place them there." "Why is it,3' asked the president, "that the small states
of the east exercise so much power in congress? It is not because an eastern
man has any more capacity in the matter of legislation than a western man.
It is because when the eastern states get a good representative-ahey keep him as
long as he lives, and then he has an influennce that vastly exceeds mere numer
T- i ,.T,a-arAricHr nf fliJ nlflpr efflfpe fhat thp-tr rhnn.;p strnno- thou 'for !
congress and then return them year alter year, wnue tne newer states are con
tinually changing their representatives. Any one familiar with matters of legis
lation and government at Washington knows how impossible it is for a new,
untried, and unknown representative, to make much headway in congress during
the first few years of -his tenure of office. Thejreal work is done in committee
ieoms and in private conferences, and the same rules that would apply in business
matters apply in legislation and "public affairs a man must become intimately
acquainted and deserve the confidence
Dynamiting cars has become so common in Philadelphia that thenewspapers
give the dynamite items only one line or two line heads on an inside page.
Civilization seems to be progressing backwards down that way.
Steel Cars For Passenger Trains
IT IS a good idea to educate the public up to demanding steel cars in raifroad
passenger trains. Competition among different roads will gradually bring
about reforms in this matter. The roads running the safest cars and the
safest trains will get the bulk of the business. Several railroads in the' east
are now advertising vigorously their "solid steel "trains," which cannot 'burn
crush, or telescope.
It will take a long time to bring about a complete change on the railroads
in this country without national legislation. A law should be enacted without
delay requiring the railroads to change their entire passenger equipment to solid
steel at such a proportion each year for seven years, and at the end of seven
years the delinquent roads should be heavily fined -for every wooden car found
There is no argument against this plan, and it will mean saving many hun
dreds of Iranian lives.
The remnants of the oid Greenbackers are unitedly against jthe central bank
plan, which weuld seem to indicate that the central bank plan has much of
wisdom and-merit. ;
New York proposes to tax billboard space at the rate of $0 per square foot
per year. It may be a prohibitive tax, but this kind of prohibition is pretty
to subscribe for
The Herald should
beware of impos
ters and should
not pay money to
anyone unless he
can show that he
is" legally author
ized to receive it.
- s Secretary. J
M. C. A. Members
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was resorted to on our roads, not a doUar
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of his associates before he gains much
WHEN" the day's work is done, with its trouble and care, with a little of
joy and a lot of despair, then its's pleasant to go to your childrea and
wife, and show them the latest in wrangling and strife. If you're mean
as get out, then you'll find it a joy, to wear our your grouch on your wife or '.he
boy, to snarl andfcto grumble, and rear up and whine, and show that you're boss
of vour figtree and vine. In thousands of homes there
aretyrants who roar till the carpets curl np on the sit
EVENINGS ting-room floor, and thousands of women are waiting
AT HOME with dread for the homecoming hub and his masterful
tread; and thousands of children turn pallid with fear,
Ahen they know that the neighborhood Bluebeard is
near. The tyrant who bosses a woman around, and scares all the kids with his
lion-like sound, iwould (take to the brush if a large, healthy man expressed an
ambition to fracture 'his can. And the meanest excuse that a tyrant can give
for making "his 'people regret that -they Jive, is the timewom excuse that his
office affairs have ruined his nerves with their burden of cares; he ought to
go home as a groom to iis bride, and let his old office and all its griefs slide.
Copyright, 193 0, by George Matthews Adams.
(From The Herald of
CONSTABLE SELMAN BURIED;
POLITICAL PARTIES CONVENE
John Selman was buried this after
nopn, services being: held at the Catho
lic church, on Myrtle avenue, and the
Interment being: made in the Catholic
cemetery. John C. Brown camp of the
Confederate Veterans had charg-e of
the funeral and the G. A. H. post also
participated. Scarborough has been re
leased on a $200 bond furnished by T.
Mead "Wilson, of Alpine, and F. G. Mc
Murray, of this city. He will have an
other preliminary hearing: tomorrow
A Mexican named Gerano was bound
over to the grand jury this morning
by United States commissioner Sexton
on a charge of Impersonating an immi
gration officer. It is charged that
when he impersonated the- officer he
seized a barrel of wine.
Mexican pauper immigration has di
minished materially under the watchful
eyes of the federal officers.
The weekly live bird shoot will be
held at the baseball park tomorrow aft
ernoon at 3:30.
The Campbell Real .Estate company
held Its annual meeting -today and elect
ed the following directors: E. H. Davis
and A. P. Coles, of EI Paso; Col- B. F.
Hammett, exgovernor Iavid R. Francis
and F. R. Rankin, of St. Louis.
There was to have been a meeting
of the "board of education last night,
but a quorum could not be secured.
The Democrats of the four wards
met last night and selected delegates for
Belabors Unions and Then
Offers Them Some Advice
Woman "Would Have One Union Tiolate Its Contract To Help Another Strik
ing Union. "Wants Unrestricted Immigration.
El Paso, Tex., April 4, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
In reference to the delegates of the
local labor unions taking a hostile at
titude toward Immigration, permit me
space in the columns of your paper to
I bay that such tactics on the part of an
j.orgajiization cIaimlng. to furtner the
interests of the working class are not
in harmony with truth, progress, nor
working class solidarity, if viewed from
the Socialistic standpoint.
Examining the Issue Involved, let us
hold facts up to the light of day and
The A. F. of L. claims immigratioti is
detrimental to the working men on this
! side of the frontier. Let us examine
the cause which prompts poor wretched
worklngmen of various climes to immi
grate. Is It a mere whim, or is It im
posed upon them by their economic con
dition which imperils their existence?
Do not forget that the expropriated im
migrants, down trodden and reduced to
the level of beasts have yet a spark of
human aspiration in their souls; hence
their struggle to better the conditions
under which they live.- The foregoing
not only suggests, but even demon
strates that the immigrant is merely the
effect of a cause.
The Why Ol It.
Why should the A. F. of L. combat the
effect without eradicating the cause?
Do not A F. of L. promoters know that
the working class has no country; that
country being theirs wherein work can
be had? This may arouse the ire of my
patriotic perusers whom I have but to
( refer to the tactics of capitalists, who
maxe any and ail countries tneir com
mon ground for Investments. Is it not
true that an American will quicke'r in-
vest Iiis money in Mexico, If he finds it
more to his material Interests to do so;
rather than invest in his own country?
The capitalists long ago have violated
. their patriotism in this respect, their
material interests dictatlr.g such a
course, boundaries provinp no barrier.
No! The- immigrants dvaiot harm the
The Cause o' -Emigration.
The real harming ls-sue is the cause
which prompts emigration,, and to annihi
late the cause--dapitalistic .exploitation
which is ever-dn the alert for cheap la
bor, chear labor meaning more profit
Government Bureau Of Mines
Writer Declares It' Would Strangle the Mining Business.
Editor El Paso Hcraldsr
Would a government bureau of mines
be desirable for the welfare and pro
gress of the mining industry? Some of
our best mining engineers think not. In
the Engineering and Mining Journal a
correspondent very ably opposes the
establishment of such a bureau. The
city of El Paso is, or at least should
be, essentially interested; it is pretty
generally admitted that the city's pres
ent growth and future prosperity Is and
will be due, primarily, to the mining in
dustry In the southwest.
The article referred to is good read
ing, and would prove interesting as well
as instructive to anyone in the least inc
terested in the matter.
The correspondent goes on to say:
"The craze which has been raging vio
lently now for the last five or six years
to establish government bureaus for
every conceivable thing, seems at last
about to fasten Itself permanently up
on the mining engineering profession.
The provisions of the bill now before
congress in regard to the bureau of
mines are familiar There is to be a
commissioner at $6000 per annum; the
bureau is to 'foster, promote, and de-
J-velop the mining Industries of the Unit
this date, 1896)
the convention to be held tonight.
Among the delegates chosen to meet
at tonight's convention are Park Pit
man, H. C. Broderson, Dick Tobin, J. A.
Brock. TV. L. Howe, J. R. Salas, I. Al
derete, J. A. Escajeda, F. Del Buono, .T.
B. Payne, J. H. Harper, M. W. Stanton,
W. J. Ten Eyck. T. J. Beall, J. P. O'Con
ner, Geo. Wallace, C. E. Kelly, Richard
Caples. J. B. McKle, Frank Powers, F.
E. Hunter. Geo. R. Harvey, T. A. Fal
vey, J. H. Smith, Leigh Clark, W. M.
The Republicans will hold a city con
A light rain fell last night about 11
The following vestrvmen and wardens
were elected at St. Clement's last night:
T. H. Conklin and judge "VVyndbam
Kemp, wardens; M. Murphy. H. C.
Myles, J. W. Lucas, T. S. Curtis, B. R.
The death of constable Selman
leaves the first precinct without a
peace officer until the first meeting
of the county commissioners next Mon
The report comes; from San Antonio
that Capt. Augur, of troop A, fifth cav
alry, now stationed at Fort Bliss, is
to be made superintendent at West
The hook and ladder company meets
tonight to elect a delegate and alternate
to the state firemen's convention at
is really that which the signs of the
times bid you do.
I may safely forecast that should a
strike break out In this city, the A. F.
of L. union which excludes Japs, Chi
nese, Mexicaos and negroes would bring
defeat to its striking men, forthe sim
ple reason that the very element ex
cluded from the union would be com
peted or called out by the employers, tc
scab on the strikers; this, the result of
race distinction as taught by said or
ganization. Surely a bona fide union
anxious for effective results, should
gather into Its ranks all crafts, creeds
and color; effect international solidar
ity. Would Violate ContTac.
A union which permits one craft to
scab on another in times of strikes, for
the sake of not violating its sacred con-tra-rts
Is not a bona fide union of the
working class. Imagine one craft of
workers whose contract has expired and
has a gri?vance, going out on strike.
Imagine further another craft division
also tied un bv oon.rnt -nrhn aro Will-
irf n ?-il.-. ...M4-1 hl. ai fi
fellow workers, but cannot do -so owng
to their contract expiring on a diffifent
date, thus scabbing on their s'rlking
friends. Are not these palpable defects
plain to every truthseeker? And is It
not of vital .Importance to the working
class to remedy sam
An Industrial T?nlvn.
It ig of importance and the fact hav
ing been recognized, an industrial
union Is in existence, with headquarter?
In Hamtramck, Mich..-and its aim is to
abolish the present system of exploita
tion. Abolition in the sense used here,
implies revolution. Please do not trem
ble at the.wbrd "revolution" nor con
jure unbloody encounters. The desire
of alU- Socialists is to bring about a
peaceful revolution. The civilized meth
od of warfare Is the ballot and the In
dustrial union. The abolition of the
present system of exploitation could be
brought' about peacefully, by the work
ing class voting the present system out
of existence, the industrial union be
ing prepared to 'take and hold" the in
dustries for the benefit of all the peo
ple and not for a few, thus calling Into
life industrial (not political) adminis
tration. Then and only then will the
working class in fact all the peopIe
know "the true joy of their existence."
ed States; to Investigate diligently the
methods of mining, safety of miners
the treatment of ores; and other mineral
substances and other technologic
investigations and inquiries pertinent
tO CJ? 1H fnl.i! . l.t
I - '""uoLrias, ana ironi um- i"
j time make such reports of the work, in-
"iioauuiis and information obtained as
the secretary of said department may
direct with the recommendation of said
bureau." If this isn't invading the field
of an honorable and self sustaining pro
fession with the worst species of gov
ernment paternalism. I would like to
know what it is. Every single purpose
"named above is properly the subject for
private and individual, effort, and is
no more to be made the basis for a gov
ernment bureau than would be the In
auguration of government bureau for
medicine, dentistry, law, or any other
proSqssIon. Certainly medicine, den
tistry, etc., concern every one of us some
time or other; they are desirable and
useful; then why not let a generous
government establish suitable bureaus
where we may get the benefits of gov
ernment paid professional advice?"
Coal Mine DItnster-.
TIlA rvit" :rwhrw?otif fin Hrr-nllc ii"rn
the recent coal mine disasters; he .ilso
SCHOOL FOR FARMERS I By
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING TO INCREASE
ACREAGE AND CROP PRODUCTION
fTHE Southern Educational confer--
I rn nv-hf-h hop-ine it APMnc-s
in Little Rock today is a body
representative of practically all educa
tional institutions in the south, public
and private, primary, secondary" and
higher. It is, therefore, a fact of tre
mendous significance that the confer
ence will devote its entire attention to
the subject of agricultural education.
The south has not yet entirely recover
ed from the devastation of war and the
anarchy of Veconstruction; it has al
ways to deal with the race Droblem;
and it has not enjoyed a propvirtionate
share of the great prosperity -which has
blessed the republic in late years. That
the southern farms and the southern
farmer must be depended upon to bring
the south "up with the procession" is
the conviction of every man who has
studied the problems involved.
The educators in conference at Little
Rock desire to make the calling of the
farmer a profession by giving him a
professional training. Wherever schools
for farmers have been established, it
Is the record that the graduate has
been able to produce twice as much as
the uneducated farmer of a given
The south has 150,000.000 acres of im
proved farm laud. In some of the
northern states it has been demonstrat
ed that scientific farming yields about
$14 per acre more of profit than hap
hazard drudge fanning. Down to date
at Jeast four-fifths of the south's tilled
acreage is being farmed by the drudge
farmer. Applying the lesson of the
northern experiment stations. 120,000,-
000 acres of southern farm land might
be made to vield ?14 an acre more than
at present, a .gain of more than a half
billion dollar a. t.iVa pvpti hnif of u.
and still there is an -increased value per
year amounting to $840,000,000.
There are many instances of the -hap
hazard waj's that characterize the farm
ing operations of the south today and
those of the north of yesterday. But
the most "striking is the experience of
a large number of southern- 'cotton
planters, because it not only shows how
faulty the system has. been, but also
that good may grow out of evil.
In parts of Louisiana and eastern
Texas there has been a great dread of
the boll weevil into the cotton fields.
-This has led many cotton planters to
cease the cultivation of cotton and to
begin the growing of rica. The result
has been in many instances that where
$30 worth of -cotton grew heretofore,
$60 worth of rice grew this year.
Intelligent crop rotation has been
proved to be a boon to land, enriching
It all the while it is producing direct
wealth. On the other hand, single-cropping
results in a positive drain on the
soil, In the end mailing it so poor that
even the proverbial black-eyed pea will
. . , . .. . .. .
refuse to sprout in It. As there Is no
other section ef the country so favored
with long seasons and a bountiful -supply
of heat and mofsture. it follows
that the methods which have been em
ployed to make every Northwestern
state a veritable empire within Itself
might be followed with even more ad
vantage in the south.
Worn out land is the bane of the
southern states, and yet schools for
farmers may work the redemption of
these waste places and make them flow
with milk and honey. It has been cal
culated that an educated farmer is -worth
$10,000 more to the communitj' than an
uneducated one, from an economic stand
point. The great difficulty encountered
by those who would inaugurate scien
tific farming methods In the whole
country has been to awaken the farmers
to the Importance of it all so that he
would lend a hand in the effort to pull
him out of the rut of impracticable
For years scientific farming-education
has been obtained as easily as an edu
cation for the law, the ministry, the
countinghouse or the medical profes
sion. Yet thr "son who was to remain a
farmpnrsc mvf spnf tn n cchnnl f trt-n m
ers as the crfe who "was to become a law- !
yer v -fwent to the -school for lawyers.
S '" i oBSlra..oM.
Today the educators are carrying the
evangel of scientific agriculture direct- j
ly to the doors of the farmers. Whre
bulletins and other advice issued by ex-
asks why efficiencies are lower in all
government agencies than in' commercial
enterprises doing much the same work.
Continuing he says:
"As contrasted with the coal mining
industry of our country, which has al
ways been hedged about by more laws,
regulations, Inspectors and inspection,
etc., than any other branch of the min
ing" industry, let us examine he prac
tice in our metal mines. In the mining
and reduction of copper, silver, gold and
lead ores, which has hitherto been rea
sonably free from'government interven
tion and interference, we have attained
the highest efficiencies and our prac
tice Is abreast of or leads the world.
This is because private capital. Initiative
and brains have been free to work out
their own salvation. What better refu
tation to the insinuating appeal of the
bureaucrat for the pressing need of gov
ernment aid and intervention can there
be than the maintenance of a practically
fixed price for our common metals dur
ing a period of 20 years or more in
spite of an unprecedented consumption
and without the discovery of any new
bonanza deposits? It may be said, on the
whole, that -the increased demand has
been met by an improvement in mining
and metallurgy In known producing
districts. In other words, when it Is put
up to the American mining engineer to
solve a complex mining and metallurg
ical question, he has not failed; and
that, too, without any aid from a gov
ernment bureau. The steady pursuit of
this policy has resulted in making the
practice in our metal mines and reduc
BARTENDERS AND PRECHERS.
Noria. X. M.,-March 26.
Editor El Paso Herald:
There seems to be a general ques
tion arising all over the state (especi
ally among the ministers) whether the
saloons shall rule Texas or whether
Texas shall rule the saloons.
So far as I know, there is no desire
on the part of the saloonman to rulo
Texas. It seems to me that the leading
question now is. Shall the preacher
continue to preach, or does he intend to
embark In the saloon business? Shall
the saloon man continue to run his own
business or turn It over to the
There are mn preaching who would
make better bartenders, and there are
periment stations and agricultural
partments seldom are acted upon
partments seldom are acted upon, on
the theory that "this might be true on
some other land, but :t would not do
the same on mine", the occular dem
onstrations of the modern agricultural
teachers have awakened a live interest
and have convinced the farmer that it
will do on his land.
Some time the Wisconsin University
agricultural department conceived the
idea of taking a corps of scientists out
into the rural districts and superintend
ing the spraying of apples against the
coddling moth. The farmers were to fur
nish the labor and the state would fur
nish the spraying material. Many orch
ards were sprayed, and when the har
vest home meeting was held and the
sprayed crops were gathered. It was
shown to the large number of farmers
who attended that all but six percent,
of the apples on the unsprayed trees
fel'l off. while nearly 70 percent of those
on the sprayer trees remained on.
When the next potato season came on
the same offer was made to potato
growers, and the result "was 150 bushels
of fine potatoes to the acre where there
were ninety bushels -to the acre on un
sprayed ground. The result was that
tne mind of every farmer who saw it be
came as fertile and hospitable1- to the
new e angel as his land was to the new
Magic Lantern Lectures.
When the farmer sees these things
with his own eyes he loses some of his
contempt for what he used to denomi
nate "kid glove farming" and lowers
his estimate of his old "farming with his
sleeves rolled up." He suddenly be
comes a convert from hi old ways, and
! awakes to the importance of giving his
son a course at a school for farmers,
Thereafter it is comparatively easy.
I Even he may decide himself to attend
some of the lo-aay courses mat nis
state university offers, and at least he
will attend every farmer's Institute that
comes his way.
The magic lantern has had a truly
magic effect on many a farmer, for in
the letures that are now being given
the stereoptician plays no insignificant
part. On the screens he may see
scientifically treated and non-scientlfi-cally
treated crops growing side by
Every modern niethoa known to en
list the interest of those who are Indif
ferent is patiently tried out. and in this
way the farmers are being awakened.
The little red schoolhouse. so long the
symbol of popular education in Amer
ica, has been partially responsible for
the lack of fanning education in the
rural schools. A teacher with 40 pupils,
all of whom she had to teach everything
they learned, had little time for anything
more than the three R's. But when
the consolidation idea struck home, the
high school advantage was brought to
CV uu..uit,, -..
acricultural course -was brouerht with
in the reach of every boy.
Progress In South.
Throughout the -south much progress
already has Tieen made in Interesting
the farmer. Good farming gospel trains
have been run over nearly every mile
of its railroads, and the most ap
proved northern methods adopted in en
listing his Interest- Corn raising con
tests have been inaugurated in every
state, in which every boy or girl who has
a plot of land at his disposal Is Invited
to become a participant; cotton growing
contests, and the like.
It is impossible to estimate fully what
an area of improved agriculture would
mean to the south. Of course there al
ways will be difficulties in the way of
a full realization of the benefts of
scientific agricultural training in this
section that -are not in the way in other
Millions of acres are farmed by negro
tenants who have no interest in the
soil and who are satisfied when they
can set a bare living out of it. But even
with this drawback great things are
hoped for by those far-seeing southern
educators who will attend the Little
Thftrft fc rn rfcfV tin? rx-f nimafiAn
jn h,ch the tate takes part t. at j,,
yield such great interest on the Invest-
ment as the technical training in the
(Continued on Page Ten.)
tion plants the standard of the world.,
and the American engineer the leader
of his profession.
"The establishment of a mining bu
reau means not the advancement of the
mining Industry, but Its slow strangula
tion. Let the mining industry, particu
larly the metalliferous end of it, remain,
free from government bureaucracy; let
our young mining engineers receive a
thorough training in the well known
principles that are at the foundation
of his profession: train him in the use
of at least one other foreign language,
that he may be able to follow his co
laborers In other countries; stimulate
in him the desire to investigate, observe
and. experiment on his own Initiative;
do not cheapen his profession by turning
It over to the politician; and. above all.
pay mm according to his deserts and
give him the facilities and authority to
carry out those measures that he knows
to be essential' to the safety and well
being of those under him; and the last
shadowy reason ever assigned for the
establishment of the mining bureau must
Former editorials by the Engineering
and Mining Journal upon this Important
subject have been based on a similar
opinion; mine operators and mining en
gineers of the highest standing through
out the country recognize the Journal to
be fully as competent and able to judge
in this matter if not more so. than'.any
one else. Do we want a national bureau
men tending bar who would make ex
Tours- very truly,
John A. Anderson.
THE DOG QUESTION1 AGAIN".
, Berino. N. M., April 3, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Have consideration for your readers
and cut gut the foolish twaddle of the
old maid and bachelor dog lovers for a
week or two. It's a safe bet that none
of them ever had a little toddler to
cherish and love, or they wouldn't con
tinue to yelp about the duelty to the
I they could know the worrv of
many of us during the summer ofi909
when hardly a week passed without
the killing of a mad dog comlnsr f--m
the direction of El Paso, where hydro
phobia was rampant, vorry caused by
our loved little ones always so likely
to be in the maddened brute's path,
they would feel as the writer does and
give us a rest.
The writer loves a dog and a horse
but- mankind much better, and sooner
than see a little child dying in un"e
lievable agony, would sacrifice every
dog from El Paso to Galveston.
As to poor suffering dogs, had they
t have seen for days a beautiful hei'cr
yearling chained to a tree trembling
and bawling from hydrophobia anJ
finally dying in concisions, as tho
j writer did last year, they might paua
j and wonder where inhumanity began.
Of course, it was a calf, but a mad
dog bit it and it might have been a
It fe well enough to be tender hearteJ,
but this dog lovers's slush could be so
easily replaced by something fit to read
and ponder over. It's worse than El
Paso water troubles.
C. A. Thompson.
FROM, AN ELECTRIC R. R. EMPLOYS.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I wish to present a few facts for the
public concerning the trouble that has
recently arisen between the El Paso
Electric Railway company and its mo
tormen and conductors.
A few weeks ago, after long endur
ance of certain things anc short endur-r-ace
of certain other things, an agita
tion arose for certain, changes. The
circulation of petitions followed, and
I have been inror.nArl hi- nna thf o--
J all that a total of 59 motormen's ami
conductor's names were on the lists.
know positively that the petition that X
signed contained more than 30 names,
let the local manager, Mr. Potter
would treat this matter as lightly .is
possible and would have the public be-
iel& V1?"1 nly 17 men were 'dissatis
fied with present conditions. He might
have had in hispossession a list that
?ulf w!taIne,f 17 names' but 1 know
iJu?-ell',-and 0e" know, too, that
ESnJ? a I,St 1hs Pssession that con
tained more than 3 names. Dozens
of the men had never been asked to
sign the lists, many of whom haveince
told me that they would have signed
thanala ether th h-ve more
S half a dozen me that are satisfied
with present conditions "ea
The public, from whom the -charter of
this company was obtained, should 2
ancS'o'f' IbtJ Infmer as t0 thente
aheC1ark ?" ? left in
- i- . --""x- ""i inert are 1usr
oLSn,C 8"-Mer, sorehead, mait
I contents., etc. thi t . ' ai
and"? hWrted' -tureTJatrS
-nd brave men signed those nations Ll
aay eBnrt "h. the .unsh?ne 5
oaj. But since the days of old traitor
have stalked abroad in the lini7-5
as it was at the last supper Chrfst
aoi? t0r Was in thti mst and we are
Told even signed the lisL
Of our grievances 6r of dpf-.i
wae-P vnai ? l mentlon is- the
less tftan 30 hours or $2 ner rt-L- ctl,
2? --srs; r,"M
SouaIy .? ?srr-2
to the public to judge B i ?
pany will v -nu the cns-
from a reliable source that thflL
can. JLet them produce Se UglTes 22T
fine HaTa-ed their
tent with Sfors Bull r . be CGn'
Cuke's Mixture Th? iJnram Md
champagne our Teoff and
mon beer t-k-X. tetuna and com-
noue steak had theIr Prt
onSns. Under tner,feWred lfVer
have done our best. Ho'w w -done
the pubHcM?nm2 Lt" We hav
Iart it -. KnoJrsV a-nd I am. truly
He w th ,7; w Te come p2
an the othToatL?, 5rf?eT Sg
and were never told of it by the? 1
Rectors. We could only hear of ft
Sr ha opportunity toD m
?o sit aPt Sf1"-' SoIoaoJ, templet
to sit at the feet of Gamaliel that m
wise thin. t v """ nave Deen a
TothltJftJ tVe posted a bulletin
mav Vhf eCt-?Ut Iet that be It
may The question arises, is It right
to charge the molormen's and condSc-
oetter n?Mfare.Wh"e the oMcl-jSl
better paid men's wives ride free' It
thLClm& UJldcr my observation more
wIvp, e,that ne of the -oWIciara
7-llx lnla Set OTt the car wiu & lady
f.iend. tear two of her free tickets- out
and pay her and her lady friend's fare.
One conductor told me that an official's
If- Pfc on hls car and paid for four
with her free tickets. Yet if a motor
man s or conductor's wife rides even to
tar5T a luncn to her husband, she has
to dig up some of the hard earned cash
given to her by her- husband and pay
her fare. VTho draws the greater sal
ary, the motorman or one of the offi
cials? Which is the more able'to pay?
The public well knows.
There are other very' important
things that T would like to write con
siderable about, such as the wearing
of badges while off duty Instead of be
ing furnished tickets, and the specifying:
of times that a person shall not eat
while on duty. But fearing the patience
of the reader will be exhausted. I shall
soon bring my remarks to a close, with
the hope that the public more fully un
derstands the situation and with the
hope that being more thoroughly ac
quainted with the condition of some
things that our efforts, as it were, for
freedom will be even more highly ap
preciated. The solrit of patriotism and
devotion of the men for the cause of
right is not dead. Like the blind worm
squirming In the dust under the iron
heel of capital. It Is saying- In its
mighty outcry for freedom, "Beware,
for my fafigs are not yet drawn; I will
turn and sting those who trample upon
me." The day is coming when things
will be righted. May my right hand
forget its cunning and my tongue cleave
to the roof of my mouth If I should
try to prevent its coming. All hall the
dayJ E. H. Florence.