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EDITORIAL AND MAGAZINE PAGE
Monday, May 16, 1910.
EL PASO HERALD
Established April, 1SS1. The El Paso Herald includes also, by absorption and
succession, The Daily News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Tribune.
The Graphic. The Sun, The Advertiser, The Independent,
The Journal, The Republican. The Bulletin.
MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS AND AMER. NEWSP. PUBLISHERS' ASSOC.
Entered at the El Paso Postofflce for Transmission at Second Class Bates.
Dedicated to the service of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham
pion, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed.
. 1 SocJ
ertislng department 116
TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION.
Daily Herald, per month. 60c; per year, $7. Weekly Herald,- per year, $2.
The Daily Herald is delivered by carriers In EI Paso, East El Paso. Fort
Bliss and Towne, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez. Mexico, at 60 cents a month.
A subscriber desiring the address on his paper changed -will please state
In his communication both the old and the new address.
Subscribers falling to fret The Herald promptly should call at the offioe or
telephone No 115 before 6:30 . m. All complaints will receive prompt attention.
The Herald bases
8.11 adverti s i ti g
contracts on a
more than twice
the- circulation of
any other El
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'. The Astaeiaiion of American
r v' i ..
Advertisers nas examined anu cesuueu so -the
circulation of this publication. The detail "
repoit of such examination is on file it the .
New York office or
other figures of circulation guaranteed.
New .Mexico or
west Texas pa
er. Daily averajre
8 S ft t Amt ih 0 HI fcifc
! L PASO needs a taxpayers' league
people ttfto actually tear the financial burdens of government. The cost of
membership in such a league should be based on the individual assessed val
uations on the city's books, and funds thus collected should be sufficient to carry
on the legitimate work of the league.
-One of the most important functions of a taxpayers' league would be to em
ploy independent and fully competent auditors to go over the books of all the
public officers at frequent intervals. At present there is no satisfactory system of
auditing or accounting in any of the branches of local government and oppor
tunities for loss and waste and even for misappropriation of public funds are num
berless. Frequent, systematic, and regular examination of public accounts by inde
pendent auditors not connected with any branch of the government is absolutely
necessary for the proper protection of the officials themselves as well as of the
taxpayers. This work should be paid for out of the public treasury, but if that is
too much to expect, then the taxpayers will have to get together and institute such
a system for themselves as one department of work for the proposed taxpayers'
Honest and capable officials everywhere welcome such assistance in" managing
the business bf the public
Swat the housefly once in May and save a dozen swats in August.
Saving is more important than making money.
The El Paso poultry raisers will hold a fair this fall anyhow, whether the rest
of the crowd makes good or not.
Let us hope those northern Ifew Mexico people are now thoroughly convinced
of the merit of the Elephant Butte proposition, for it is troublesome to say the
least to have to "educate" them every few months.
A Wise Mercantile Policy
A BIG mercantile house at Toyah, Tex., has just taken a step that can be
imitate with advantage by merchants generally in El Paso, and every
where in the southwest. This company has given formal public notice that
no account will be carried on the books longer than 90 days. The regular terms
of this firm are 30 days; prices are based on cash payments and 30 day terms,
though it is understood that as a special accommodation to customers, accounts
will be kept open on request not to succeed 30 days.
At the end of the 90 days the account must either be paid in cash or closed
in an interest bearing note. The announcement states that no exception will be
made to these terms. The wording of the announcement sent out by this firm
so interesting in its wide application to mercantile business and mercantile
credits generally that it is reprinted here in part as follows:
"Tovah now has two banKs. both are In good shape to loan money, and
loaning monev is what the banks are for. On account of the keen competition
which now exists in Toyah ard the extremely low margin of profit, we cannot
afford to carrv accounts Ionrer than 90 days without charging interest ami as
some of our cn-':oiner fo:iip'ain of interest being charged on their accounts we
have thought it proper to adopt terms as indicated, that is, close accounts with
an interest bearing note after 90 days. These short terms will also do away
with the misunderstandings, disputes, etc, that arise over accounts that are per
mitted to run 6, 12 and 18 montns without settlement."
Without doubt the plan will work to the benefit of the consumer no less
than of the merchants and the business community generally. A long line of
open accounts simply means that the merchant must have surplus capital or
borrowed capital sufficient to cover what other people owe him.
Eight percent is the ruling rate in this country, and there is no reason why
people who borrow merchandise from the merchants should not pay the same rate
of interest as those who borrow money from the bank.
Material things alone do not make a city.
Comet parties are necessarily very informal affairs, especially as to attire.
If Elihu Root only stays behind that Elephant Butte dam project he can do a
lot of good. Mr. Root knows the situation well and has weight with his colleagues
in the senate.
Mr. senator Hudspeth is not the Tsnly man who is "too dense" to see through
the explanations of the insurance actuaries- The people can't see where they
ought to be soaked three prices for insurance, when El Paso's loss in the past does
not warrant any such advance.
Candidate Paints a Picture
R. COLQUITT, candidate for governor of Tesas, opened his speech at Aus
tin the other day with the statement, "I don't think it necessary to win
the office of governor "by traducing my opponents." Mr. Colquitt went
on to say that Davidson is a "bushwhacker' Poindezter is a "fence straddler," and
Johnson is a "platform jumper." Mr. Colquitt referred to our honored governor as
"the cucumber that is giving Texas a dreadful stomach ache."
Mr. Colquitt said that he was in favor of devoting the time of the next legis
lature to revising the present laws and repealing the had ones, not to enacting new
laws, except that he favors the building of more insane asylums in the state.
Mr. Colquitt further said, "I want the educational facilities of Texas made
better. I have no education myself." The last named qualification eminently fits
him for the position of chief executive of the empire state, for they say a man
who knows too much can't live long in Austin.
The whole gubernatorial fight is north Texas vs. south Texas, with west Texas
playing the role of the innocent bystander.
What matters it if a few towns are wrecked by earthquakes? The comet is
billed to get them anyhow.
Incidentally, all of the wagons running in this city carry conspicuously the
name "Waters-Pierce Oil Co."' Candidate Davidson thought he had driven the
company out of the state.
A Texan digging a deep well was continually pestered by questions as to how
deep he was going. He finally instructed his men to say to every inquirer: "We
are always goine ten feet farther." Why isn't this a pretty good slogan for EI
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The Herald should
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not pay money to
anyone unless he
can show that he
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i r ufiJOM
HEX I am sick I might endure
neighbors tell me how to cure it, and nil my soul with gnei and groan
Corns hur.t my foot I thought they'd spoil it the neighbors hastened
to am- door; "cut off your foot," they said, "and boil it, and you will have the
corns no more." I had a dose of mfluenzy have you e'er had that blamed dis
ease? It fairly drives vou to a frenzy; vou jrs-P, and cough,
Ana wnne i nowieu aruuua in sorrow, one neignuor win.:
"Drink kerosene, and you'll be prancing round tomorrow as
chipper as a colt, I ween." Another said: "Mix lye and whiskey, and drink a
gallon, smoking hot; in half an hour you'll feel so frisky, they'll have to hold you
down. I wot." Another came, a bearded Druid, who through his snowy whiskers
hissed: ''Fill up wdt'h good embalming fluid, and you will .be all right, I wist."
Oh, oftentimes I feel like thunder, my works seem always out of plumb; at such
times, is it any wonder I hate to see the neighbors come?
Copyright, J 3 10. by George Matthews
"(From The Herald
COUNCIL HEARS WATER RATES.
FIRE DESTROYS SMALL SHED.
There was a meeting of the city coun
cil last night at which considerable
business was transacted. Pete Wehner
was appointed a special policeman so
that he could arrest boys caught break
ing electric lamp globes. The city clerk
was instructed to notify the S. P. rail
road company to repair its crossings.
It was recommended that the old
bridges over the ditch be taken down
and grade crossings established; also
that the Santa Fe be required to station
a watchman at the Santa Fe street
crossing to protect the public. The
committee appointed to investigate the
water contract recommended that the
company be allowed to charge 75 cents
per month to those using less than 4000
gallons; from 4000 to 6000 gallons 90
cents per month and those using over
6000 gallons 15 cents per thousand. No
charge to be made for water used in
parks, but $G0 per month for city flush
tanks and $10 per month for each city
sprinkling wagon. A copy of these
recommendations was ordered sent to
the water company.
Francisco Anaya, charged with the
murder of Felix Morales at the smelter,
was ' convicted on a charge of man-
RETURN OF BWANA TUMBO
HE'S coming- back from the junkies dark with the skinsof the beasts he
shot; the kangaroo and the basking shark and the deadly hippopot;
he's coming- back to his native land we hope he will come in haste, with
an alligator in either hand and a snake around his waist. Oh, we miss Mm
sore as the days go by and the weeks so devoid of stir, for no one is making
the feathers fly of filling the air with f nr; the country lingers in pecce-'s lap,
to the boring of living men, but maybe there'll be an old time scrap whea
Turabo is home again!
Perhaps there will be a sickening thud and a chorus of grunts and groans;
perchance there will be a shower of blood and the Kound of cracking bones.
So hasten back from the jungle's'' din to a land that is tired of peace: we long
and long for the battle hymn and the mud and the elbow grease! Oh, hasten
back from the rhino's hunt and the lair of the fierce giraffe, from the trystlng
tree of the elephant and the den of the bison calf, to the land that mourns for
your martial zeal, to a land that is red with rust; vte know that Tumbo wIU
make things .squeal and stir up a row or bust.
San Angelo, Texas, May 14. Adeline Branch.
The Fools Who
They dragged me out of bed, not be-
cause of my hidden treasure, nor the
family silver, nor any other logical rea
son. At first I cried out in a delirium
of fear. But soon I -vas wishing the
most wholesome fates.
"Please go 'way and let me sleep," I
pleaded, with accent on the "please."
And then I demanded coldly, "Go away
and let me sleep." But soon I was
handing it out so: "If you all haven't
decency enough to keep out of a gen
tleman's room, have fear, for I surely
will shoot you every one of you like
you were wrangling cats or howling
But nothing had avail with them. In
their eyes glowed the light, of the mani
ac educator. Soon' it was apparent that
their conduct was that of well mean
ing foolSj They meant no harm, it was
LETTERS jEI HERALD
MEAT FROM JUAREZ.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Can you let me know through The
Herald why we are not allowed to
bring "meat from Juarez any more? I
heard it was because they sold mule
meat for beef. I do not think that is
the case as I have bought meat there
for a long time; in fact found the
meat better than some I have bought
in El Paso. I know what I got was
not mule meat or horse flesh, as when
I was in France and also Germany I
ate quite a great deal of both, and I
can assure you the flavor of horse or
mule is not like good beef.
El Paso Housekeeper.
CITY COUXCIIS MISTAKE.
Editor El Paso Herald:
The city council made a grand mis"
take to allow a stockyard within the
city limits. Cows, calves and pigs
should not be raised in the same house
together with children. Put your
stockyards outside of the city limits
and take the great family of flies with
them. I am sure it does not cost any
more to ship trains loaded with cattle
one mile outside of the city 'limits than
it does to unload them in the city. The
stockyard men get their hay just as
cheap. Do away witty the nuisance.
Give us health and cleanliness at all
FROM A STOCCK SHIPPER.
Columbus, N. 21.. May 14.
Editor El Paso Herald: t
Please allow me space in the columns
or your vaiuaoie paper tcu express my
sentiments, also those c
pers in this section and
section and El. Paso, re!
ive to the
it, it I could nurse my ill alone:' but
and coke and sneeze; you whistle when you breathe, and J
smother, your lungs seem full of carpet tacks, and oit you
wish some kindly brother would hit you with a battleaxe.
of this date, 1896)
slaughter and sentenced to serve five
years in the penltentl&ry.
The drill in the Sheldon well struck
bed rock at 100 feet. The pipe will be
hoisted to the second level and the pump
operated from there.
There will be a meeting of the cycle
track association tonight when a meet
ing to be held May 30th will be ar
ranged. I. G. Gaal. of Ysleta, says that the
fruit crop this year will be only one
half of what it is ordinarily.
McGuire, the new pitcher for the
i Colts, arrived today and will alternate
with Will Rand in the box tomorrow r.
The pupils of St. Joseph's school are
holding a picnic today at Rand's ;rrove.
The sewer pumps have been worked
steadily for two days and are equal
to the strain.
The revival meeting could .lot b held
in" the tent last night, owing to the
heavy wind, so it was held in Trinity
church, Rev. A. M. Elliott of the Presby
terian church preaching.
The zoo on the plaza is being remod
eled. Metal market: Silver G7T6c: lead
$3; copper X0c; Mexican pesos 53c.
Broke My Peace
carefully explained, but I could not see
it so. I was angry. My drowsiness
fled, and I stood there in the corner of
my room farthest from the door with
the hands of my alarm clock pointing to
un unholy hour.
Suddenly I realized that I held some
thing gripped in my right hand, and
that the hand was held in a position
of defence. I inspected the hand, and
behold! I held a wooden paper cutter.
The friends laughed, and, with rough
hands, pushed me through my bed
chamber door, and out into that por
tion of the night surrounding our back
"See," they cried, "see what you
would have missed." I looked whither
they pointed. "You have seen Halley's
comet," they told me proudly. They
allowed me to go, and so. for'the first
time showed some sanity. T. G. T.
proposed location of the new stock
yards in the second ward of your city.
In the first place Mr. Cameron is not
building these yards. They are being
built by the E. P. & S. W. railway.
Outside of being a nuisance to that
portion of your city they will not be
accessible to shippers from southern
Newr Mexico who would prefer to ship
from El Paso if they could get into the
El Paso yards.
The great majority of shippers from
this section ship through El Paspver
the Southern Pacific because there is no
way to load at El Paso without driving
through the main streets of the" city,
therefore endangering the life and
property of her citizens.
If these yards were built at Anapra
or somewhere in that vicinity, thou
sands of cattle would be shipped out
of El Pao from southern New Mexico
While the stockyards nuisance to
your city does not interest nje I must
say that it looks like some motive
prompts some of your citizens when
they will allow such a nuisance as
stockyards to be placed in the very
heart of the most beautiful city In
Texas. But if the citizens will per
mit it I ought to have no kick.
IS THE LABORER WORTHY
Editor El Paso Herald:
Some things for the wage worker to
consider, be he a union or nonunion
man. are the tendencies of the times
to raise the salaries of the men in high
places and to lower the wages of the
laborer and the man between the two.
For instance, former mayor Sweeney
wants the '-salary of mayor advanced
from $3000 to?C000 a year, something
a city of
Rope Tying and Rapping Are
Mystifying, But Explainable Frederic
, IV SPIRITUALISM AND MAGIC. JZZZIlL
No method of deception practiced by
spiritualistic mediums of the commer
cial class is better fitted for the con
quest of doubters than that of allow
ing the medium, to be tied or otherwise
fastened in such a manner that it is
seemingly Impossible for him to do the
tricks that are afterward done. In some
of the "materialization" seances the me
dium is tied, and in fact has no di
rect part in the manifestation that after
ward takes place. But as a rule the
mediums escape In whole or in part
from the harness placed about them and
do have some part in the manifesta
tions. Anna Eva Fay Attained Fame.
One of the most striking instances
of rope tying in which the medium had
a part in the subsequent manifesta
tions was that of the first Anna Eva
Fay who toured this country. There are
several Anna Eva Fays, by the way.
She permitted herself to have her wrists
firmly bound, tied behind her back and
fastened into a ring attached to a stan
chion. A bandage was placed around
her neck, and it was attached to a screw
eye farther upon the stanchion, and she
was seated on a stool in front of this
post. Her feet were tied together with
a long rope, the one end of which was
constantly held by a member of the
committee of volunteer spectators. In
order to make assurance doubly sure
thai she could in no wise escape from
her predicament all knots wre care
fully sewed together.
Performed Many Tricks.
In this position, and tied as she was,
every member of the committee asserted
that she could not possibly escape or
reac.h any of the objects placed with
her in the cabinet. Yet as soon as the
curtain was drawn a bell began to ring.
J Then a glass of water was set in front
of her and the water disappeared from
the glass. Later a guitar was played
and then thrown over the Curtain of the
cabinet. After all of these manifes
tations, the medium asked that the cur
tain be drawn aside, that her bandaces
be re-examined, and then that a member
of the committee be blindfolded and
seated by her side. He was to place his
hands upon her knees and make sure
they did not move. Yet directly ie
sound of a nail being driven no.ne was
heard. Other manifestations followed,
one after another, and no person in the
room nor any one of the committee had
the slightest idea how it was accomp
lished. Not one of them believed that
Anna Eva Fay had produced the mani
Physical Agility to Rescue.
Yet they "were entirely mistaken, for
the woman was not tied so that she
could not move. Although her hands
were tied together behind her and the
bandages passed through the ring in
the stanchion, there, was about six
Inches of slack in the .bandage on her
nands. She was something of a contor
tionist, and by taking advantage of the
slack she twisted and slipped her body
around so that she could reach the arl
cles in the cabinet with her bound
hands. Yet neither her head nor her
feet were moved during the perform
ance. Of course this trick requires
great physical agility.
The Packing Box Trick.
Other mediims have permitted themselves-
to be placed in packing cases,
large paper bags, locked mail bags, and
in other places from which it would
seem impossible to escape, and still have
brought forth manifestations just the
same. In one case a medium was lock
ed in a strong packing box, in which he
had been placed by a committee, after
having been handcuffed with a pair of
regulation police handcuffs. A curtain
was drawn, the spectators held their
breath for a few minutes, and then the
signal was given that all was in readi
ness for the opening 0f the box, mani
festations of spiritualistic power hav
ing taken place in the meantime. "When
the box was opened by the committee
there was found ' In It, handcuffed, a
young woman, who bore no resemblance
whatever to the original occupant. While
everyone was interested in her, the me
dium who had been locked in the pack
ing case in the first instance, made his
appearance on the stage.
Boxes Have Trap Doors.
The explanation of this escape is very
simple, wnen once understood. The
packing box had two handles. By turn- investigator has anyfaith in rappings
ing one of the screws to one of these j produced in a medium's own appart
handles one end of this box was re- ment. It is only when they are called
leased and taken out. The imprisoned into strange surroundings that their
medium then craw led out, secured a ( work even appears mystifying. One
key to the handcuffs from a confeder- medium has a hollow boot heel in which
ate, and unlocked them. He then placed I 1S concealed a little hammer. There is
them on the wrists of his fair confed- i n mechanism which muses this hammer
erate, she crawled into the packing box.
and replaced the screw in Its original
position. To this day that committee
does not know how the exchange of oc
cupants was effected.
In another case the medium and all
his sitters gathered around a large
table, and placed their hands toward
the center as the spokes run towards the
hub of a wheel, and through holes in
the table they were all) tightly inter
laced and bound together and to the
table by the weaving of copper wire
through the holes and around ihoir
arms. Yet when the lights were pur out
the manifestations appeared. The se-
about 40,000 people, as $3000 is as rfrsch
as the people Ncan stand and the city
would have no trouble in finding plenty
of capable men that would gladly, nay
eagerly., be willing to fill the position
for that sum.
, A great many people have become im
bued witth the Jdea that it requires
men of above ordinary intelligence to
hold political office. Not so: any In
telligent working man with a fair
common school education and good
sound common sense and honesty could
fill the position of mayor just as effi
ciently and acceptably as any judge or
college graduate in the land, and re
member the cost of running the citv
falls on common people. They have
to pay the freight, then why add to
their burdens? Suppose the mayor's sal
ary is raised to $6000? Would the
laborer be worthy of his hire? No, a
thousand times, no.
On the other hand, take the railroad
men and the coal miners, the latter es
pecially taking their lives in their
hands every dav thev work for a paltrv
pittance, just enough to keep soul "and
bodv together, working in the bowels
of the earth, inhaling noxious and pois
onous gases in order that we, the whole
people, may have fuel. Are they worthy
of their hire? Tes, a thousand times
ves. There is not a coal miner in tne
United States that should receive less
than So per day.
As far as I am personally concerned.
T would rather be- a tramp thanrtsk
the danger of working in a coal nrine
and I want to tell an incident of the
Cherrv mine disaster"
Mrs. James W. Stearns, of Troy, I11.N
whose husband was one of the vic
tims, on Friday received a note which
had been scrawled pn a scrap of paper
by her husband before he died. The
cret of this was that the medium had
a set of false sleeves out of which his
hands could readily be slipped. When
through with his performance all he had
to do was to place his hands back in
the sleeves and call for the lights to be
It Is said that nothing in the whole
category of binding materials has such
terrors for the medium as a piece of
ordinary white thread. A large or stiff
rope will permit of manipulation quite
readily, but It Is Impossible to manipu
late white thread without the manipu
lation being afterward discovered.
Magician and Medium Meet.
One readily may infer how difficult I
it is to tell what actually does hap
pen in the darkness of a seance room
when the fallowing experience of a
trained magicum and medium is told.
A medium and her husband came to
the magician's town and were invited
to spend a Sunday with him at his hom".
They accepted the invitation. It did not
take much conversation to reveal to the
medium and her husband that their host
well understood the art of necromancy.
But the husband of the medium insisted
that his wife could do many things
of a medlumistic nature that were not
tainted with fraud. In order to prove
thL3 she gave a private seaiice for the
benefit of the host.
A Series of Peculiarities.
When this began she told the host
'. place hu banc's, na'.iMf vneivn, ipon
the table. Then she placed her palms
upon the back of his hands. She then
lifted one hand and asked if he could
feel it when she lifted one of her
hands. He replied that he"could. Then
she lifted the other, asked the same
question and recefved the same reply.
After two or three maneuvers of this
kind all sorts of manifestations seemed
to appear around his head. A music
box near her began to play. Other
things happened which could not hap
pen except by the use of a free hand
or by supernatural means. When the
lights were turned on the medium still
had her palms upon the backs of the
hands of the sitter, He was mysti
fied, and pent many hours trying to
solve the problem.
At last he called in his wife and tried
the same performance with her. His
theory proved correct. By having his
hands close together, she gradually
slipped her right hand away and cov
ered his two hands with her left. If the
very elect may thus be deceived in so
simple an experiment, how must It be
ivith him who knows nothing of the
trlckspf the magician?
Knee .Toiato Produce Rapping.
About the first experience that comes
to the person who visits a medium is to j
hear the rapping of the spirit who
wishes to converse with him or with
whom he wishes to communicate- Spir
itualism had Its beginning in rappings.
There were two young girls in New
York state, known as the Fox sisters.
They could produce rappings of va
rious kinds, and thus 'started the mys
terious art of the spiritualistic medium.
They afterward confessed that these
rappings were produced by the joints
of their knees and toe?.
In spit of their confession, there are
many who to this day believe that they
were produced by supernatural meth
ods. And strange to say, among those
"who do so believe are some of the writ
ers who have written careful and de
tailed exposures of the methods of the
Other Ways of Producing Sound.
Rappings re produced in many ways.
A boot heel pressed against a table leg
end properly worked up and down will
accomplish it. Of course the rapping
is on the leg of the table, but as the
ventriloquist throws his voice by call
ing attention to the point at which he
wishes it to appear, so the medium has
the rapping appear on top of the table
by declaring that It will do so. An
other method is to put the thumbs end
to end on the table and by passing the
thumb nails past one another make a
snapping noise. Leaning heavily on a
somewhat rickety table will also pro
duce the raps.
A Hollow Boot Heel.
There are many involved mechanisms
by which these strange noises may be
produced, and they may be so concealed
in tbe furnishings fa room that no
strike the floor at the will of the me-
In another case a telegraph key in a
closed box. the top of which has a very
slight play, is used to produuee the
rappings. By pressing the palm of
the hand unobserved against the lid of
the box the rap is made. There are
many other methods by which these
rappings may be produced after a little
practice. Not one of the men who
have exposed the practices of commer
cial mediums regard the rapping pro
duced by such mediums as anything
other than natural phenomena.
Tomorrow, "Spirit Photography."
note was only recently found and was
forwarded to Mrs. Stearns as soon as
her address could be learned. Mrs
Stearns has been living with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. James Evans, of
Troy, from where her husband went
before the disaster to work in the
Cherry mine. Owing to the fact that
Stearns was a cripple, his body was
one of the few brought up that could
be identified. The note which he left
for his wife follows:
"There is no hope. girl. We are lost;
we are choking to death slowly. I am
going co die like a man for the kid's
a man out of him. hut
for God's sake tell him the last thing- f
his dad said was. 'Don't cro into fho
hell mouth of a coal mine.'
The note was identified by Mrs.
Stearns because it was written on jk
loading chebk blank which belonged to
The searching parties in the mine
have found a number of these notes,
written at the last moment to loved
ones. Most of these workers could
have been rescued. Even now, after
tour montns, there are nearly 200 men
left in the mine. And it is your fault, J
Mr. Reader, for you could change this
system of death if you wanted to do so.
J- F. P.
MURDERER IN PENITENTIARY.
Chihuahua, Mexico. May 16. Pamfllo
Torres, the murderer of Samuel N. Ded
rick. the American ranchman alhd miner
at the latter's ranch at Rio Verde, this,
state about a year ago, is no-re In the
penitentiary here beginning to serve his
sentence of 12 years for that crime.
Torres was sentenced recently by the
district court at Guerrero, this state.
& PIONEER PHILOSOPHY.
Imitation is flattery xoraetimes; oth
er timet its plagarism.
THE CLAIM CAX BE BACKED.
From Del Rio (Tex.) Herald.
It is mighty selfish of El Paso people
to claim having been two huge meteors
the past week, when many towns have
not as much as seen one.
THE BLOW WITHHELD.
From Midland (Tex.) Reporter. - y
The Reporter will doubtless take oc
casion to review more fully the position
Mr. Colquitt maintains in his candidacy
for governor In a later issue. This week
we could not well extend to him other
than every courtesy.
EL PASO'S ENTERTAINMENTS.
From Texas Republican (San Antonio).
If the Texas bankers who are to as
semble In convention at El Paso to
morrow will tip the wink off, probably
a pretty little bull fight may be ar-
i ranged for them across the river. Dal
The bull fight will be "pulled off" in
Juarez on schedule time tomorrow (Sun
dav). Those El Paso villains are never
shy on hospitality, even though com
pelled to rush heir guests over to
Juarez to "hospitate" and entertain
SAVING THE BABIES'.
From San Antonio (Tex.) Light & Ga
zette. Sixteen children appeared at the baby
clinic on the opening day. Five of the
babies were so sick that their cases
required immediate visits to the homes
and special care, by the district nurse.
The work just inaugurated to "save the
babies" will bring tangible results justifying-
its steady extension. The work
cannot be continued through the hot
summer months, however, unless .public
contributions to the fund continue. The
children themselves ought to be inter
ested in this work. Any contribution,
no matter how small; will be welcome
and will help to carry the "work along.
EI Paso Herald.
Saving the babies is a noble "work
that is going on in hundreds of cities
of the "United States and is one of the
greatest philanthropies of the age.
ABUSE OF THE WORD "LADY."
The Silver City (N. M.) Enterprise.
In the trial of a case in a Kansas City
court recently ."the attorney for the
plaintiff referred to the defendant, the
"landlady" of a lodging house, a;s a
"woman." "This woman," he began
"Lady, if you please," interrupted the
defendant, tartly, "I'm a lady."
"I always use the word 'woman.' "
replied the attorney. "It has a simple
Those who have noted the abuse of
the word "lady" will concede that the
attorney was right, and that the woman,
by insisting, under the circumstances
on being referred to as a "lady," left an
impression contrary to the one she de--sired
to create. There is no word in the
English language so much abused as
"ladyiC One of the best, edited news
papers in the United States forbids its
reporters and correponCents the use of
the word, holding that through years
of misuse -it has come to be meaningless,
and in rio way conveys anything- In the
nature of a compliment. If a writer on
that paper wishes to imprests the read
ers with a woman's refinement and"
good breeding he may refer to her as
"a gentlewoman," but as "a lady," never.
The true woman safely occupies a po
sition that command respect at all
times, and she knows itr Therefore tho
use of the word "lady" in her case is of
no consequence to her, as she fully un
derstands that it has lost its one-time
f A AVORD FOR FATHER. J.
Editor El Paso Herald:
The amount of sentiment and gush
we have been served with in the last
few days about "mother" makes ma
tired to say the least of it. The old
man doesn't seem to be in it at all
now. Doesn't seem to figure even as
"the governor" any more.
Don't know whether I am an excep
tion or not. but I had a father onca
as well as a mother. My mother was
one of the best women that ever lived
but she was not one bit better than
my father, and I never heard her inti
mate that she thought she was tha
I have four brothers. Three of them
are classical graduates, and every ona
of them Is eminently successful every
way, in his line of life work, and every
one of them today will say their suc
cess in life is largely due to. and the
result of their strict home training, the
advice, counsel, sympathy and splendid
example set to them by father, whom
we all loved, respected, and revere'd a3
well as our devoted, loved and hon
One cannot love and appreciate a
j good, sensible, devoted mother too
much. But I don't like to see the pa
tient, faithful provider and head of the
family sidetracked and esteemed chieflv
rr his ability to draw checks.
Mrs. M. A. McHatton.
FORMED FOR CHXHUAHtM
Chihuahua. Mexico, May Itr. The Chi
huahua Improvement and Bankintr
company, a corporation composed of lo
cal people and organized under the
IawjTof Arizona with a capitalization -f
Sl.000,000 United States currency. Is
about to begin business here. It will
make a specialty of acquiring tracts of
land which it will subdivide into lots,
build houses on them and sell houses and
lots together on the Installment plan.