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MAYOR GAYNOR, of New York, is out in a statement advocating a municipal
celebration of the Fourth of July with free fireworks at the city's expense.
He has appointed a commission of citizens to investigate thl feasibility of
the plan and submit a program if they think it proper and legal.
Mayor Gaynor says he believes the people ought to he taught patriotism and
that they should have some sort of a celebration on the great American holiday
that is free from commercialism. Therefore, his suggestion for a great popular
demonstration. He would have speaking and patriotic exercises in all the parks
and along Riverside drive and in the evening he would have a fireworks display
such, as would make the children at least remember it and talk of it. In this way
he thinks they would remember the day and that its importance would thus be
brought into their young minds in such a way that they would not easily forget it.
The mayor's plan is a splendid one and, in line with this thought, alderman
Blumenthal plans a celebration of a similar character. The fact that mayor Gay
nor's plan had not been announced when Mr- Blumenthal took up his, is proof that
at least these two patriotic minds run in the same direction. Mr. Blumenthal
thinks -the city ought to celebrate the day; that the children should be impressed
with its significance and importance, and that to have music and fireworks and
something entertaining is the best way to make them remember it and talk about
it and thus become familiar with the day and what it stands for- Mr. Blumenthal
thinks the city can and should appropriate money for the entertainment of the
people on that day and most people think he is right.
There may he a few who would clamor about the "waste of public funds," but
these would be very few and not very good citizens at that. We all recognize that
the day should be celebrated; it is the greatest day in American history and we
can afford to stop one day out of 365 and pay tribute to the men who risked their
lives and their families' lives to sign a document that gave freedom to their fellow
men and made a country for a free posterity. That its importance should be im
pressed upon the young, we also all agree.
As mayor Gaynor and the alderman say, the best way to make a boy and girl
remember a thing, is to make that boy and girl have such a good time that it is
impossible to forget Then fireworks, speaking and good music are necessary and
why shouldn't the city pay for them? Then all the people are standing the ex
pense and not a few liberal hearted business men who are solicited every day in the
vear to contribute for some cause or other
butions last year maae a great celebration possiDie. it is not necessary to nave
such a big celebration this year; a few hundred dollars expended in skyrockets,
bombs and other aerial explosive novelties, with band concerts and speaking would
make Up a splendid' celebration; that is what Mr. Blumenthal proposes, and the
council should help.
There is nobody in El Paso who would have the municipal concerts stopped.
Some called it extravagance when the city first undertook this great treat for its
residents; now they are all advocates of the municipal concert; nobody objects to
diverting a few hundred dollars of tax money each year for this worthy cause; no
body ought to object to the appropriation for the Fourth.
The average El Paso householder just about now wouldn't care whether the coal
miners -ever went to work or not, if the ice man will -only stay on the job.
El Paso has made Fort Worth mad with a 12 story building and Fort Yorth has
started one that is going to be 20 stories. That's just like those jealous east Texas
One of the papers suggests that the seat of the national government be
moved away from Washington in order to separate the administration from secre
This isn't the first time the colonel ever stirred up a hornet's nest, and it is
more than possible that the former Rough Rider president is not losing a bit of
sleep over what people say about what he said at Guild hall.
The Dam To
THE big dam will go forward without considerable interruption until it is com
pleted. At the solicitation of Mexico, the "United States has set a time for
beginning and completing the work, and the project will now go forward
with all dispatch. Within the next five years nearly $10,000,000 will be invested
in this valley by the United States government.
Who could ask for a better guarantee of land values in this section? Why, in
the name of common sense, any banker or lawyer or business man should question
or seek to impair the value of land in this valley is beyond comprehension. It is
the universal testimony of reclamation service officials, and of citizens who have
been through the developmental periods of other important irrigated regions, that
we in this valley have not yet begun to, realize the actual intrinsic value of our
Present selling values are absurdly low when considered in connection with the
absolutely certain increase to come within the next two or three years as the con
struction of the great irrigation works proceeds.
Seizing American ships has proved unhealthy in times agone for nations bigger
than Nicaragua. Senor Madriz had better get his storm cellar ready.
Del Rio is beginning to call herself the commercial center of the great south
west. What is going to become of El Paso, may be asked.
Those Nicaraguans will keep on until somebody gets spanked good and hard,
and Uncle Sam will not be the party either. He may be there at the spanking,
The sore arm is the international "password" around this section just now.
Wonder how Elbert Hubbard and other anti-vaccinationists would like to-be coming
up out of Mexico about this time?
President Ripley says the pins are set against the railroads. But that has been
done in the past, but the men like Mr. Ripley have proved mighty good howlers on
many occasions. That's why the country has to keep the pins ready all the time.
With dozens of miles of new permanent sidewalk, El Paso still has within two
or three blocks of the postoffice stretches where there are no sidewalks at all. The
disgraceful and dangerous conditions in the heart of the city should be corrected
under the general power of the council to abolish nuisances.
the men who by their generous contri-
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ISS MARY had a little lamb; tlie
a chart and diagram, it's -written in tQie books. And. it is alo 'written
there how Marv -went to school, and how the teacher broke a chair upon
the lambkin's wool; but history narrates no more, and Mary and her sheep drop
out of all the schoolhouse lore and in oblivion sleep. Oh. Mary, when yoii lived
your days, so long, so long ago, this weary world had simpler
-ways, and lambs were white as snow! Yes, lam1s were -white as
.now, mv dear, and little maids like you -would curtsey once and
disappear, when their brief stunts -were through. If you were
living in this age of dust and sounding brass, we'd see you
1 prancing on the stage, and eke the lamb, alas! The teacher, too,
who turned him out. as .though he were a. dog, would 'hold the boards a while and
spout a dreary inonolog. The children, too. who lingered near, won.1 I profit by
their fame; between the acts they would appear and spring the Vconuc" game.
Oh, all would do their little spiels, and draw their princely wage; (the schoolhouse
would be put'on wheels, and hauled across the stage!
Copyright, J 910. by George Matthews
(From The HeraH of
The regular June meeting of the
board of education was held at the
Central school building. Several teach
ers were appointed and salaries fixed
for the year. Among the teachers were,
Mrs. Bessie B. Bailey, principal of Mesa
school, $925; Miss Lulu H. Jones, prin
cipal of kindergarten, $720; Miss
Marie Shelton, assistant kindergarten
teacher, ?550; Miss Mamie Sexton,
assistant teacher in high school, $825;
Miss Lillie Word, assistant teacher in
high school, $775; Miss Alice Fitz
patrick, teacher of first grade, $825;
Miss Mary I. Stanton, teacher in inter
mediate grade, $775; Miss Katie Moore,
teacher of music, $775; -Miss Lillie Cole,
teacher in intermediate grade, $775.
Miss Elise Haggart was appointed to
fill the vacancy caused by the resig
nation of Miss Windsor. It was fur
ther decided that when a teacher is ab
sent more than three days during the
year she shall pay her substitute
Dr. Herbert Stevenson and Miss Flo
rence Vilas -were married last night at
the home of the bride's father on North
Stanton street. Rev. Geo. H. Higgins
performing the ceremony. The couple
will remain in ' El Paso until the fall,
when they will go to Chicago, where
Mr. Stevenson will enter on his second
year of study at Rush Medical college.
The following real estate sales were
made by the sheriff under execution
at the courthouse this afternoon: Joe
Schutz block sold to J. Munserhimer,
of New York, for $26,000; lot corner
Santa Fe and San Francisco streets sold
to First National bank for $7500: south
west corner of block 41 sold to Mr. Mc
Hatton for $400; lot 14, block 17, Hart
addition, sold for $20; lots 9-10, block
21, property of Mrs. M. Greggs, sold to
MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
From Colfax County (Springer, N.
We see something in the papers
about Col. Roosevelt's day of rest.
It must have been a typographical
NO SKELETONS FOR HIM.
From Albuquerque (N. M.) Morning
Mr. Bryan, for the sake of consist
encv, ought to show at least a polite
interest in the alleged discovery of the
method of transmuting base metals in-
to unlimited silver.
SKYSCRAPER CITY OF
From Tucumcari (N. M.) Times-News.
El Paso is guarding against an epi
demic of smallpox. The following bul
letin has been issued by the city phy
sicians: "Everybody, regardless of na
tionality or anything else, must show
a certificate, satisfactory vaccination
scars, or a pitted face in order to enter
321 Paso from the Mexican side after
May 26." The Pass City prefers sky
scrapers to smallpox.
PEOPLE IN EL
From New Mexico.
At the Sheldon: L. F. Elliott, llin
con; Mrs. Harry T. Houston, Las Gra
ces; H. P. Barber, Lincoln.
At the St. Regis: Mrs. W. L. "Oaiiill.
Mescalero; Mrs. E. Berger, Santa Fe J
A. Kennedy, Albuquerque; Carolyn Ful
lerton, Las Cruces.
At the Angelus: Mrs. L. M. Field,
At the Zeiger: C. C. Small, Tyrone;
Robert Herrington, Columbus; Fred
Plingsters, Angu3; John A. Harris, Me
silla Park; Mrs. Guadalupe Ascarate and
daughter, Las Cruces.
At the Grand Central: W- F. Schap-hors-t,
Mesilla Park; Seth Ashton and
wife. Carlsbad; J. F. Hedgpath and wife,
Artesia; W. E. McGaugh and wife, Car
ri7X)zo; F. H. Carroll, Roswell; Charles
Miller and wife, Duran; E. C Wade and
wife, Las Cruces; Grant R. McGregor,
At the Sheldon: W. E. Hollingsworth
i and wife, Morenci; John Baker, Phoenix;
T. B. King, Douglas.
At the St. Regis: F. J. Huxtable, Eu
gene Scoot, Ohriss White, Douglas; J. D.
Archibald. Clifton; D. E. Andrews, Mo
renci; T. B. Wilson, Douglas; Mrs. A. L.
At the Angelus: Miss Alida Brown,
Bisibee; J. A." Lamb and wife, Douglas;
James Ashley, Tucson.
At the Orndorff: Ben B. Riell, Mrs.
J. E. Merriaan, Mrs. H. Zimmer, Miss
At the Grand Central: Wm. Kemp,
Tucson; W. M. Collier, Glenn E. Thome,
Douglas: T. R. Hunt, Nocales; Mrs. A.
S. Barrett, Douglas.
At the Sheldon: D. Morgan, T. D.
Johnston, J. W. Hall, Dallas.
At the Angelus: Mrs. S. T. Wise,
BroAvnwoad; Mrs. G. H. Clements, Ys
leta; HalHe Wise, Brownwood.
At the Zeiger: C. B. Hamilton. Van
At the Sheldon: E. W. Hindron. Ma
zutlan, Son.; Geo. F. Graham, T. P.
Brown. La Barranca.
At the St. Regis: H. A. Hollister,
Mrs. C. A. Bauer, Cananea.
At the Angelus: Jose Elias Fernan
dez and family, Mexico City.
At the Orndorff: J. Perrez Sanches,
Torreon; G. de la Garza jr., Chihuahua;
H. V. Tarter and wife, J. L. Peters and
wife, Madera. Chih.
At the Zeiger: Colin Timmons, Mex
ico, D. F.; Tom H. Hollingsworth, Nueva
With the Exchanges
faot's well known, gadzooks! With many
this date, 1896)
A. G. Foster for $30; A. P. Coles, ad
ministrator, sold to the Campbell real
estate company the property of I.
Roberts for $425. H. B. Stevens, ad
ministrator, sold the McKelligan prop
erty on Utah street to Alfred Cubbin
Cant. Derby, of the United
engineering corps, arreived this morn
ing from New Orleans and with Col.
Mills is looking over the sites of the
Tom Beall returned this morning
S. H. Newman left for New York this
morning and judge W. B. Brack re
turned from California.
Mayor Campbell leaves tomorrow for
the St. Louis convention.
J. C. Lackland has been appointed re
ceiver for the firm of J- Sternau & Co.
The Palace dining hall closed its
doors last night. Those having tickets
may keep them as souvenirs.
Dick Rule seized a lot of shirts,
hats, etc., at the S. P. station. They
were smuggled over the river.
Chairman R. F. Johnson of the Demo
cratic county committee has appointed
Juan Hart to fill the vacancy caused by
Mr. Johnson'r absence from the state.
r. Hart has called a county convention
for June U wit-i ward ana precinct
primaries for June 5.
There is a proposition to change the
meetings of the city council for the
summer from Friday night to Thurs
day night, on account of the concerts
to be given every Friday night for the
next four months on the plaza by the
Metal market: Silver. 68 l-4c lead,
$3: copper, 10ic: Mexican pesos, 53c-
(N. M.) Morning
The Phoenix Republican voices a
sense of general ennui when it says:
"One may. have no moral sentiment
against prize - fighting, and yet not
escape a sense of fatigue at the rot
sent out daily from Ben Lomond and
San Francisco regarding the Inconse
quential movements of Johnson and
From Mesa (Ariz.) Free Press.
In the El Paso county jail at this
time are 11 women "charged with in
sanity" and six men "held on the same
charge." This is the condition prevail
ing in nearly every one of the 237 coun
ties of Texas. El Paso Herald.
From which it is evident that a big
and wealthy state like Texas is not
doing its duty toward the unfortunates.
There should be another asylum built if
the present accommodations are inade
quate. We agree with The Herald when
It says that "such a condition is a dis
grace." Casas Grandes; J. J. Zicholl, Lampazos,
X. L.; H. Stanton, Mexico, D. F.
At the Grand Central: Mrs. Won.
Denton and family, Wm. Harper, Ohi
hua'hua; J. Storer and family, Mrs.
Winning. Santa Rosalia: Gualterio Den
ton, W. G. Cannon, Chihuahua.
From the Pacific Coast.
At the Sheldon: Frank E. Gregory,
San Francisco, Gal.
At the St. Regis: F. F. Taylor, San
Francisco; F. LT. Huber and wife, E. J.
Daniels, Los Angeles; M-.e. H. Warren,
Ft. Duchesne, Utah; F. W. Wonenth,
San Diego. Cal.; Chas. E. Thompson,
At the Angelus: Chas. Ward and
wife, George H- Clements, Los Angeles.
At the Orndorff: E. S. Radehauer,
Mrs. M. L. Bovce, Auburn, Cal.
At the Grand Central: W- C. Hixon,
From New York.
At the Sheldon: J. Fuerat, D. Wolf.
At the St. Regis: A. Zurich, John T.
At the Zeiger: H. Sullivan.
At the Sheldon: E. G. Little.
At the St. Regis: M. Rosenthal. Jas.
Dell; S. IL Patton.
At the Angelus: R, M. Smith.
At the St. Regis: Henry D. Wilbels
man, St. Louis; O. K. Cole," Kansas City.
At the Zeiger: Alfred E. Evans. Kan
At the Grand Central: W. M. Sulli
van, Kansas City.
At the Sheldon: Geo. II.
Boston. Mass.; R. S". Meline.
Ga.; W. G. Haynes, Columbia,
S. C: J.
K. Brown. Weatherforri Old H. H
Allen. Xashville. Tenn.; J. P. Peteet,
Boston, Mass.; V. R. Trostente and son,
Albany. X. Y.
"At tihe St. Regis: H. W. napkins.
Boston, Mass.; Joseph Grossman. E. H!
Hasserot, Cleveland, O.; C. W. Cramley
and wife, Little Rock, Ark.; J. W. Wil
liams, Pittsburg. Pa.
At the Zeiger: Robert Herrington.
Columbus; H. T. Figgers, Delivers.
Mexico Olty, June 2. The seismic
disturbance of Monday night was the
widest that has been recorded in the
republic for many nionrths. it was
announced by the government observa
tory here today. The .movement extend
ed from the nvest coajst through a
vtrip 250 miles wide to the eeast coast,
a distance of 550 miles and recorded
by instruments covering a period of 41
C. J. Anstrand, of the W. T. Hixson
Co., accompanied by Mrs. Anstrand.
will leave Saturday for an extended
visit In Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
America's Future Depends Largely
On Present Day Interests In China Frederic
IV Trouble in China. -
the solution of the interna-
lonal problems now centering
Peking depends the politic.il
and commercial future of the nations
bordering upon the Pacific ocean.
Greatest among these are the United
States, Japan, Russia and China. As
Great Biitain became the most power
ful empire oSfrthe 19th century by rea
son of its complete mastery of the At
lantic ocean, so one of these four na
tions will become the greatest power
of the 20th century by gaining the un
disputed supremacy of the Pacific.
As matters stand today, Americans
believe that the United States is the
most powerful naval factor in the Pa
cific, and the Japanese as firmly believe
that the supremacy belongs to Dai Nip
pon. Russia, for the time being, is
quite out of the question as a maritime
power, and China Is the helpless prey
of Imperial vultures.
Canal Strengthens America' Poivr.
The United States is spending a
greater amount of money than ever
was spent before by any nation for a
public work, to construct the Panama
canal. The canal, when completed, will
strengthen the American position in
( the Pacific and will enable the United
States adequately to police and d.-fenl
both oceans with one navy. Were that
canal now complete, the solution of
Far Eastern problems would be com
paratively easy. They would be set
tled in the Chinese Interest wiieh is
practically the same as tre American
Japan and Russia appreciate the
value of the Panama canal as an asset
to America even more keenly than do
the Americans. We are digging the
canal and we intend to see it finished,
but we do not seem to have a very clear
notion of why we are digging it or
what we will do with it when it is dug.
The Japanese and Russians rivals
though they are for the hegemony of
Eastern Asia, are united in their oppo
sition to the United States. China is
their game and each of them Intends,
in Its own time, to control China if it
can. They know that American tradi
tion and interest demand that China
should be preserved Intact as a free
nation and should be permitted to de
velop Its own resources In its own
Japan and Russia, therefore, intend
to entrench themselves firmly and per-
manently in northern China before the
United States can complete the Panama
canal or can build a navy sHifficiently
large to insure American control of
the Pacific ocean without weakening
Its Atlantic defence.
Jenloux of United States.
All of the socalled world powers are
more or less envious of the wonderful
growth of the United States in wealth
and might. Great Britain, conscious of
declining power, has made an ally of
Japan. Germany's ambition is con
cerned with Europe, Africa and West
ern Asia. France must depend upon
British and Russian friendship for pro
tection from the ever-present German
menace. The other nations have no
money and therefore no power. The
United States has no reasonable ex
pectation of the support of any of the
great powers. It must fight its own
way, backed only by such moral sup
port as the trembling Chinese throne
may be able to give it.
Once let the United States Jiecomc
the undisputed master of the Pacific
then Japan and Russia both must curb
their spoliating greed in China. The
Americans would insist upon the tra
ditional doctrine of Chinese integrity
with the open door and equal oppor
tunity for all nations. This would mean
tnat tne united states could have a
share in the development of the latent
resources of China, and the Pacific coast
states of the American union would
reap the rich commercial harvest of the
Jnpnn Grnwplng Policy.
But if Japan, before the United States
Is ready to defend its position in the
Pacific, or before the American na
tion Is awakened to the Importance of
Its Interests in the Orient, should suc
ceed In gaining permanent control or
Manchuria, as It already has done In
Korea, and should thereby become pos
sessed of the power to dictate the Chi
nese policy, then it would be too late
for America to capture control of the
Pacific. Japan today might not be
able successfully to oppose the United
States in war, but with a developed Ko
rea, a developing Manchuria and a pre
dominant interest In China, not even
the great American republic could un
dertake to oust it from its position.
The time has come when it is need
ful for Americans to consider the fu
ture. For more than a century the
American republic has forged forward,
reckless of waste and heedless of tho
future, with a blind faith In the In
exhaustibility of its resources. When
new territory was needed, it was an
nexed out of the boundlessness of the
west. But now there remains no new
territory to be taken and the develop
ment of all the present territory is
provided for by settlement. There is
still a vast amount of unused and un
developed land, but it will be taken
care of by the natural increase In pop
ulation. Within the past two or three years,
the United States has experienced its
first emigration. Americans by the
thousands have been moving into Can-
BELIEF WORK OF
Many Cases Assisted During
the Month of May by
Following relief work wa done by
the Woman's Charity organization from
May to June 1:
Number of families aided SI
Number of Individuals aided 296
Interviews (In office 16S
Letters written io
No. of garments given 193
No. of shoes given, pairs 10
Grocery orders. 69. to value of.. $52.60
Flour from Globe Mills 6.50
Coffee from Western Coffee Co. . . 5.80
Free meat orders (through Mr.
Employment secured for 10
Transportation secured for one in
dividual and for one family (through
judge Bylar.) )
Medicine for two cases.
Milk was given, one pint daily for a
month, to a sick woman.
Also milk, one pint daily to a family
Two cases for operations sent to
ada for the simple reason that Canada
offered an abundant supply of raw ma
terial for agricultural development, no
longer to be found in the United States.
In the past two or three years far
sighted men have been preaching the
gospel of conservatism and economic
The United States pays for the great
bulk of the wares it buys from foreign
countries by the export of grain anc
other unmanufactured agricultural pro
ducts. The population of the country
has been Increasing more rapidly than
the production of wheat -ind similar
products. Already the time" J is in sight
when, if present conditions be main
tained the United States must become
an importer Instead of an exporter of
Forelm Market Demanded.
The Increase in the cost of living Is
bringing to every man the realization
of the fact that America no longer can
j afford the prodigality of exporting raw
materials. It must keep its good pro-
ducts at home, and It must pay for I
what it buys abroad by the export of I
manufactured articles in Which the j
value of the natural and raw products j
is enhanced by the application of labor.
This means, first of all, that the j
Americans must find foreign markets I
for their manufactured wares. These
markets must be found in South Amer
ica and in the Orient. It Is necessary
for the future of American propsperity
that the United States should use its
utmost endeavors to procure for Amer
ican business a permanent guarantee of
an equal opportunity "in China.
I)eve! vment of the Pacific Coast.
The w rid wonder of the first half of
the 20th century will be the develop
ment of the Pacific coast states of the
United States and the Pacific provinces
of Ca.nada. So far as the United States
is concerned, the Pacific coast has been
developing in spite of national political
disadvantages rather than because of
direct and effective governmental en
couragement, such as has been given
to the province of British Columbia.
Transportation rates established by
the railways and transportation laws
instituted by congress have conspired
to discourage maritime business in the
American Pacific cities. The great sea
ports of California, Oregon and Wash
ington do not enjoy, nor can they en-
I joy, under present conditions, their nat
' t1Tol ol4-k-M -V. . . .. !.
mm oiidic ui. tuc giuwing commerce oi
Tet these Pacific coast communities
will continue to grow in population
and prosperity for the next few de
cades, and there is nothing to prevent
them reaching the greatness of the
Atlantic cities of America and Europe,
unless it shall be that the Americans
L will permit Japan to seize and hold
the supremacy of the Pacific for the
development of Its Interests as opposed
to those of the United States.
Great Western Development Due.
Fifty years from now there may be
a city on the western coast of Xorth
America equal in population and power
to the London or New York of today.
I Japan in 1960 may occudv the nosition
which Great Britain holds today. If
these things come to pass, they will be
no more wonderful than "what has hap
pened on our Pacific coast and in Japan
since 1S60. The prophet of today who
foretells the glory of empire in the Pa
cific may seem to be a fantastic dream
er, but it must be remembered that
the world laughed at William H. Sew
ard -when he, a half century ago, pre
dicted a tenth part of what already
has come to pass on the shores of tho
Pacific, where the old and new worlds
meet and where the last and final bat-
i tie between the East and the West will
"United State Interested in China.
If China Is gobbled up by other
Asiatic or European nations, then the
United States can have no hope of
I sharing in the commercial development
of the Orient, and It must resign even
the west coast of South America to
Japan, as it already has resigned east
ern South America to Germany. The
interest of the United States in the
preservation of the Independence of
China is second only to that of the
Chinese people themselves.
The American who looks to the fu
ture will bear these things in mind and
will not permit an ignorant peasant re
bellion In China to interfere with his
judgment in the case.
If there is a general anti-foreign out
break, it is to be feared that Ameri
cans will be victims of Oriental bar
baric cruelty, that American property
interests will suffer, and that Ameri
cans will be inclined not to protest
against the condign punisnment which
Japan and other nations will insist
upon meting out to trie Cel.-stlal of
fenders. In spite of these things it will
be necessary for Americans to keep
cool, to remember that the Chinese in
terest is eventually the American In
terest and that the traditional Ameri
can policy toward the Chinese must
China Prince Regent a Problem.
The peace of the world and the com
mercial future of the American re
public may depend upon the solution
of the problems which today center In
the person of the young prince regent,
the 2Syearold vicar of the Son of Heav.
en, the ruler of 400.000.000 people and
the occupant of the oldest throne on
Tomorrow The Rhodes Scholarships
Hotel DIeu. One case for operation
sent to Providence.
The Relief committee is composed of
Mrs. Z. T. White, chairman: Mrs. Chas.
H. Leavell and Mrs. W. L. Tooley.
INDIAN VI OI. VTES CUSTOM
OF FATHERS, SERIOUS!' HURT
Santa Fe. N. M., June 2. Milced Te
cube, n Jicarilla Apache, was struck
over the head by two other Apaches,
who are now In jail, because he set
aside the old Apache custom which for
bids the willing of property by the
father to the son. Tecube will die, his
skull being fractured.
Mccormick ranch sells for
$125,000 in colfax co., x. m.
Santa Fe. N. M June 2. The district
court gave a decree permitting the sale
to George Ii- Webster, jr., of Cimar
ron, of the Uracca ranch in Colfax
county for $12?,000. by the trustees of
the person of Stanley McCormick, cf
Chicago, who Is insane.
AVIATION PRIZE CONDITIONS.
Chicago, 111., June 2 Aviators who
enter (the Chicago-New York flying
contest for the $25,000 prize offered by
the New York Times and the Chicago
Evening Post, must make the trip In
less than 72 hours. They will be per
mitted any number of stops and may
start from either Chicago or New York.
A be Martin
111- II 5 :Fc
Tilford Moots has returned Tipton
Bud's bob sleds an' borrowed his hay
ladders. Th7 more cultured th' audi
ence,' th' less you see o' th' fust act.
(All communications mu-st bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest is made.)
PEDESTIUA.NS AXD MOTOR CARS.
Editor ?:i Paso Herald:
Speaking of the right of automobiles
and other vehicles in the public streets,
you say in a recent Issue "the streets
belong to pedestrians and vehicles are
allowed to use the streets only by suf
ferance." I haven't at hand any Texas decisions
on this point but in a ;ew York case
and in another recently decided in a
Pennsylvania court of appeals, the court
held rather the opposite view.
In the New York case a man getting
off a street car saw an automobile com
ing in the street. Now this man prob
ably believed with The Herald that the
"streets belong to pedestrians' and that
vehicles had no right to use them ex
ceot on sufferance. At any rate, he
started deliberately across in front of
the motor car, was struck and injured.
In the language of the court "he placed
himself in a position of danger expect
ing the driver (of the automobile) to
avoid a collision. Even if he has shown
any negligence on the part of the
driver, he has certainly completely
failed to show an absence of contribu
tory negligence n his own part." The
case was decided against the plaintiff.
In the case of Kaufman vs. Nelson,
73 Atl. (Pa.) a woman started to cross
in front of an automobile, whi'h she
saw approaching some 50 or 60 feet
away. She was struck and inju-ed,
sued for damages and got judgment In
the lower court, -which was reversed by
the supreme court. .
The supreme court In reviewing the
case, and after dwelling upon the duties
of drivers of vehicles to exercise cau
tion said: "But others are not relieved
from the obligation of attention and
care. There rested also upon the plain
tiff the duty to look where he was go
ing and not to rush blindly into danger.
The duty to look and to exercise care
and vigilance rests at all times upon
everyone in the use of the street. An
instruction that 'relieves the plaintiff
from the duty of looking and holaa
Mm responsible only in case he saw,
cannot be approved."
In an Indiana case (SS N. E., 99) the
court said: "The rights of pedestrians
and vehicles upon the highway are
equal, and drivers are required to ex
ercise such care and prudence as the
circumstances demand in proportion to
the danger or risk in each case." In
this case the motor car seems to have
been on the wrong side of the street.
and verdict was rendered for the pedes
trian who was injured and it is there
fore to be presumed that the above is aa
strong a presentation of the right of
the pedestrian as can be made.
Whatever the law rray be, Mr. Editor,
I venture to say that the man who de
liberately walks in front of a moving'
vehicle expecting the driver to protect
him from injury, will get mighty little
satisfaction In our courts.
Enforce the law on scorchers but
don't publish misleading statements.
F. Wells Brown.
Numerous Strikes on Pacific
Coast G. H. Has Texas
Lead, S. D., June 2. A mob broke
into the offices of the Black Hills Daily
Register, a socialist paper of this city,
and with sledge hammers destroyed
three presses and a linotype machine.
No arrests have been made. The attack
was attributed to labor troubles.
FIFTEEN HUNDRED STRIKE.
Los Angeles. Cal., -, June 2. Fifteen
hundred union machinist pattern mak
ers and molders went on strike here
Wednesday, after a letter from the
Metal Trades Council, ip.-he Merchants
and Manufacturers association, request
ing a conference on the subject of wage
Increase, had been ignored. The men
demand a minimum scale of 4 per day
and an eight hour day.
Portland, Ore., June 2. Three hun
dred teamsters employed by the large
transfer and drayage companies went
on a strike here Wednesday. The mea
asked for an increase of 25 cents a
Tacoma, Wash.. June 2. Without
warning. 100 Italian laborers working
for the Tacoma Gas company thraw
down their tools Wednesday an 1 forced
another gang of laborers digging
ditches to join them. A dozen Ameri
can laborers were seized by the collar
and pulled off the work. The strikers
demand an advance of 23 cents a day.
THE G. G TROUBLE.
Houston? Texas. June 2. According
to anouncement of Southern Pacific of
ficials today the road is without the
services of only about 10 percent of its
construction men notwithstanding &
strike order Issued Tuesday.
DIES FROM WOUNDS.
Jacksonville. Tex., June 2. James
Weatherby. who was shot by Alex Parr
here Saturday night, died from wou" Is
late yesterday and Porr was rearrest? 1
and charged with killing Weatherby.
Parr gave bond In 2000.