EL PASO HERALD
Thursday, May 3, 1910.
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Support the Men Now Candidates for the Office of
School Trustee Krakauer, 'McBroom and Stev
enson Stand for Business Administration.
The platforms of the two contend
the publle schools are worthy of com
read them both and them Ucciue wnicn set 01 men nc preier.s ro administer f
the school affairs of the city. Krataruer, ZHcBroom and Stevenon stand for I
business methods in tho schools. IrUn, Harper and IViater stand for a con- J
tinuatlon of the present method of operation, -which has put the schools into j
debt over $80,000, Tfith no pro-spect of jzettlnz out. Following are the plat-
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"We desire to announce that at the j "We, the undersigned, having- been j
solicitation of -many of our fellow citi- , urged by many of our fellow citizen .
zzens, we have decided to become can- j of high moral and business standing,
didates for membership upon the board ' of every polltcal faith, who have the ,
of school trustees for the Independent j interests of our schools and our chil-
school district of El Paso, Tex., at j dnen at heart, and who can have no (
the election to be held Saturday. May . selfish or political end In view, to be-
7, 1910. come candidates for the three positions J
' As we are all 'property owners in El j to be filled on the school board at the ,
Paso, Tex., and have children of ou'r J coming election In May, have consented j
own in the public schools, we feel a , to make 'the race and In making this, j
deep Interest in the welfare of the J the announcement of our candidacy, we J
public schools and in the manner in desire to state: j
which they shall be conducted. "We j 1. That we are unalterably opposed
favor wise economy in the administra- t to politics entering into the affairs of j
tion of the public school system, but, our public schools, or to the use of our J
if elected we shall oppose any plan school fund for the advancement of any j
or method which, in our juagment, -win
Interfere with the efficiency of the
public school system.
If elected we shall use our best
judgment in the settlement of all ques-
tlons as they arise and shall be glad
to have the advice of all good citizens
and to give any such advice due con- i Oppose Past Practices,
sideration. 2. That we are unalterably opposed
"We believe that the prime object of I to members of the school board,
the school trnstees should be to secure j who are custodians and guardians
for the children the best system of i of the fund for the education ' oi
education, the best superintendent, the children, making contracts with or
principals and corps of teachers that purchases from- themselves as Individ
circumstances will permit. This, we i uals, or from concerns wjth which they
believe will not only redound to the t are connected or In which they are in
advantage of the children, whose inter- terested, whereby they might profit;
ests are paramount, but will attract . and we promise. If elected, to dlscoun
to our city the best class of citizens, tenance such practice,
thus promoting, in every way. the gen- 3. That we are unalterably opposed
eral welfare- This end can only be to the extravagant and useless expendi
accompllshed, as tve believe, by having ' ture of the public's money, and to the
a system that in its course of studies practice and policy of running the
and methods of instruction shall be j schools in debt and saddling on poster
abreast of the times. j ity burdens which they should not have
The children should be taught in j to carry, -and, If elected, we promise to
well constructed, well kept well ven- t the very best of our ability to adminis-
tllated school houses, and they should
be instructed in the future as
have been in the past, by competent.
contented, well paid
TVe solicit the support of all who be- I
lieve as we do.
John H. Harper,
"W. H. Winter.
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Inpr factions for election as trn-?tees of
pnrlsou. The- voter .should carefully
i political party or macmne, ana ire prom- i
j Ise, if elected, to prevent as far as In
I our power lies, anything political en-
J tering into the deliberations and actions
of the school board we shall let merit
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El Paso In an economical and business-
like manner, at all times bearlnjr In
mind the best Interests of the schools
and the advancement of the children.
and at the same time bearing In mind
the amount of money at our disposal.
A "Word for the Superintendent.
4. "We believe that the superintendent
of the schools should be the head of
the schools and responsible to the board
for their conduct, and, if said superin
tendent, "whoever he is or may be,
should prove himself incompetent or
unrworthy, then he should be discharged
and another who Is competent and who
is worthy should be found. If elected,
we promise to gret the best man whom
we can obtain for superintendent of our
public schools, and we shall hold him
responsible to the board for the con
duct of the schools, and shall oppose all
I efforts to destroy his usefulness by rob
bing- him of his power and authority,
and delegating it to those not qualified
to exercise it.
5. "We believe that, for the best Inter
ests of the schools and for the advance
ment of the children, harmony should
at all times exist between the board
superintendent and all teahcers, and, if
elected, we promise to use our best ef
forts to so conduct the affairs of the
schools that -such harmony will at all
times exist. v
S. "While we believe in an economical
and businesslike administration of th
affairs of the schools we at the same
time believe that the laborer Is worthy
of his hire, and we believe that the
teachers should be paid good salaries,
taking into consideration their services
and the high cost of living In El Paso
and. If elected, we promise that the
teachers employed shall be paid good
salaries and In determining what art
srod alari"' w ha11 into con
sideration the funds available, as well
as the high cost of living In El Paso,
and the services to be rendereu by said
In conclusion we desire to correct the
impression which may have been made
by the circulation of a statement, which
Is not only false, but s wholly without
semblance of truth, and which was
started and is being circulated for the
sole purpose of creating prejudice
against us, and that is the statement
I that -we are running for the purpose
of advancing the interests of the pres-
j ent superintendent, and that we have
promieea to support mm ior reelection.
We again, Individually and collectively,
denounce this statement as false, and
say that no promises were asked of us
by those who solicited us to run and
none given by us to them; that no ef
fort was made to find out our feelings
with reference to any question and no
indication given- by us of our feelings
or our ideas on any question affecting
The His Q,ues.tIon.
"We regard the question or the educa
tion of the children and the expendi
ture of the public's money for that &ur-
j pose as bigger than any man or the
ngnts or claims oi any man, or set of
men. And we here and now pledge the
people of El Paso that, if electedfrwe
will go Into office free from promises,
xcept those made In this statement:
j with no string around our Jiecks and no
i yoke upon our shoulders, save that Im-
I posed by duty with only one purpose
In view, that of administering the af
fairs of the public schools of El Paso
t In an honest, careful, businesslike and
economical manner, at all times having
m view the education and best Interests
3f the children.
Julius A. Krakauer.
H. E. Stevenson.
J. H. McBroom.
LARGE THIS YEAR
'List of the Seniors at the
High School Commence
ment May 16. '
The senior class of the High school,
from which the graduating class will
bo announced following the final exam
inations which will be held the week of
May 16, is composed of the following
El Paso students:
Viole: Aitken, Dave Mujcahy, Kate
Kraus, Louise Sanborn, Frances May
field, Ruth Critchett, Harry Gleim,
-,ul"ua ".. auim-v -mirsion, louls
Heep, Ivander Mcllber, Henry Grady,
Wilms lSUict, Helen Roberts. Mona
Frank, Ignatius Berrien, Lillie Reed,
Louis Blume. Maubry Henning.
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By Charles Klein
SYXOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS.
Howard Jeffries, banker's son, under
the evil influence of Robert Underwood,
fellow-student at Tale, leads a life of
dissipation, marries the daughter of a
gambler who died in prison, and Is dis- i
owned by his father. Forced to leave
college, he tried to get work and fails.
IHs wife, Annie, is straight as a die, and
has a heart of gold. A former college
chum makes a business proposition tc
Howard which requires ?2,000 cash, ami I
Howard Is broke. Robert Underwood,
who made love to Annie in his col
lege days and was repulsed, and was
once engaged to Howard's stepmother,
Alicia, is a welcome visitor at the Jef
ries home. Underwood has apartments
in the Astruria, an exclusive apartment
house. Howard recalls a 250 loan to
Underwood that remains unpaid -and de
cides to ask. him for the 2,000 he needs.
Mrs. Jeffries, Sr., prepares for a great
reception at her home. Mrs. Jeffries, sr
foolishly encourages a dangerous inti
macy with Underwood which the latter
takes advantage of until he becomes a
sort of social highwayman. Discover
ing his true character, Mrs. Jeffries, sr.,
denies him the house, but receives a
note from Underwood threatening sui
cide unless she revokes her sentence
of banishment. She decides to go and
financial straits. Merchants for whom '
he has acted as commissioner in the '
sale of art treasues demand an ac- t
counting. Underwood cannot make good.
Howard Jeffries calls at Underwood's
apartments in an intoxicated condition
to borrow money.
Underwood did not conceal his an
noyance, but his angry glances were
entirely lost on his new visitor, who
was ranidlv srettine' intn j monii;n
condition. " Addressing Bennineton
with familiarity, Howard went on:
"Say, do you remember that won
derful set of ivory chessmen my old
Bennington smiled and nodded.
"Yes, sir; I do, indeed. Ah, your
father is a fine art critic I"
Howard burst into boisterous laugh
ter. "Art critic!" he exclaimed. "I
should say he was. He's a born
critic. He can criticise any old thing
every old thirg. I don't care what
It is, he ca2 criticise it 'When in doubt 1
criticise, is nailGd on father's es- I
cutcheon." Bowing with mock cour
tesy to each ne raised the glass to his
lips and said: "Here's how!"
Bennington laughed good humored
ly, and turned to go.
"Well, good night, Mr. Jeffries.
Good night, Mr. Underwood."
Underwood followed the manager to
"Good night!" he said gloomily.
The door slarimed, and Underwood
returned to the sitting room. Taking
no notice bf Howard, he walked over
to the desk, slowly selected a cigar
and lighted it. Howard looked up at
him foolishly, not knowing what to
say. His frequent libations had so
befuddled him that he had almost for
gotten the object of his visit.
"Excuse my butting in old chap,"
he stammered, "but "
Underwood made no answer. How
ard stared at him in comic surprise.
He was not so drunk as not to be
auie lu iioLiue mat sometning was t
"Say, old fellow," he gurgled;
you re a regular Jim Dumps. Why I
so chopf alien, so ? My! what a long
face! Is that the way you greet a
classmate, a fellow frat? Wait till
you hear my hard-luck story. That'll
cheer you up. Who was it said:
'There's nothing cheers us up so much
as other people's money?' " Reaching
for the whisky bottle, he went on:
"First I'll pour out another arink.
You see, I need courage, old man.
I've got a favor to ask. I want some
money. I not oniy want it I need It"
Underwood lausrhefi. a hniinw tt.-
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Copyright, 1910, by G. "W. Dillingham Co.
(Continued from Yesterday).
lng laugh of derision. His old plass
mate had certainly chosen a good time
to come and ask him for money. How
ard mistook the cynical gayety for
"I said I'd cheer you up," he went
on. "I don't want to remind you of
that little matter of two hundred and
fifty bucks which you borrowed from
me two years ago. I suppose you've
forgotten it, but "
A look of annoyance came over Un
"Well, what of it?" he snapped.
Howard took' another drink before
"I wouldn't remind you of the loan,
old chap; but I'm up against it. When
the family kicked me out for marry
ing the finest girl that ever lived, my
father cut me off with a piking allow
ance which I told him to put in the
church plate. I told him I preferred
independence. Well," he went on
with serio-comic gravity, "I got my In
dependence, but I'm I'm dead broke.
You might as well understand the situ
ation plainly. I can't find any busi
! ness that I'm fitted for, and
threatens to go back to -work. Now,
you know I can't stand anything like j
that. I'm too much of a man to be
supported by any woman."
He looked toward Underwood in a
stupid kind of way, as if looking for
some sign of approval, but he was dis
appointed. Underwood's face was a
study of supreme indifference. He did
not even appear to be listening. Some
what disconcerted, Howard again
raised the glass to his lis and thus
I forrochofl irflnf r
refreshed, went on
'Then I thought of you, old chap.
You've made a rousing success of it
got a big name as art collector made
lost of money and all that "
Underwood impatiently interrupted
"It's impossible, Jeffries. Things are
a little hard with me, too, just now.
You'll have to wait for that $250."
"'Taint the 250, old man, I didn't
want that. I want a couple of thou
sand." Underwood could not help laughing.
"A couple of thousand? Why not
i make it a million?"
Howard's demand struck him as be
ing so humorous that he sat down con
J vulsed with laughter.
, Looking at him stupidly, Howard
i helped himself to another drink.
! "It seems I'm a hit," he said with a
Underwood bj' this time had recov
ered his composure.
"So you've done nothing since you
left college?" he said.
"No," answered Howard. T don't
seem to get down to anything. My
Sank Sleepily Back Among the Soft
I ideas won't stay in one place. I got a
Job as time-keeper, but I didn't keep
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it down a week. I kept the time an
right, but it wasn't the right time."
j Again raising the glass to his lips, he
added: "They're so beastly particu
lar." "You keep pretty good time with
that," laughed Underwood, pointing to
Howard grinned in drunken fashion.
"It's the one thing I do punctually,"
he hiccoughed. "I can row, swim.
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play tennis, football, golf and polo aa
well as anybody, but 111, be damned If'
I can do anything quite as well as I
can do this."
"What do you want $2,000 for?" da
"I've got an opportunity to go into
business. I want $2,000 and I want
it deuced quick."
Underwood shrugged his shoulders.
"Why don't you go home ani. ask
your father?" he demanded.
His visitor seemed offended at the
"What!" he exclaimed, with comic
surprise, "after being turned out like a
dog with a young wife on my hands I
l Not much no. I've .injured their
pride. Yoh know father married a
second time, loaded me down with a
stepmother. She's all right, but she's
so confoundedly aristocratic Yoe
know her. Say, didn't you and she
wasn't there some sort of an engage
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