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Thursday, June 16, 1910.
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AY02 HOBINSON in his letter
Txzez the necessity of carrying
He xmzts oat that the proceeds
Cv fc AAJ
fee vrziemnks pnxses whether the proposed purchase of the present plant De
fyrrfrg r net. " His plea "for authority of the taxpayers to issue the bonds
s argext 35 convincing that it ought to prevent a single vote being cast
zgziast the Iboscs.
A csrrespeecent asks about the ability of the city to contract new debts.
FsSer ezr charter re can borrow up to 10 percent of the assessed valuation,
vrisdt svBic be nearly $3,000,000; but the charter in another section limits the
ftI sty tax rate to 2 percent on the assessed valuation. Under this second
2K3tzt2s the city can borrow at this time only $375,000 more than its out
s2agss bead issaes. However, at the next session of the legislature probably
st ike szeazl session to be held next month our charter can be amended to con
fck t the state constitution, which allows cities to tax up to 2 1-2 percent. By
zx&z cr tax Brait to the constitutional limit and removing the peculiar and
SKKesecary charted provision it will increase our borrowing capacity by nearly,,
Vete the bends, anyhow, next Tuesday. They are for the general purpose of
-ggreHrarg sasnsdpal waterworks,7' and they" must be authorized before the city
essc3 ess g ahead with any plan to solve our biggest problem.
EI, PASO is the only city in the south, or southwest carrying on a systematic
cssrpaiga t "save ih babies." The local work is in competent hands and
slesd reseits are being achieved. The results of this sort of work are
TEry tssgjble: the baby paving campaign actually saves more human lives per
j82sr expended than any other charitable or philanthropic work in existence. It
is zk z fact sot as generaHy understood as it ought to be that it is not always
tie vesJ&ass aaeng the infants who are stricken in the summer, but often the
scscsgest asd healthiest. The terrible diseases of infancy are infectious and none
a esse secere from them.
rvc- femzn fife costs just so much money to bring into the world and
..... - hs vears of infancy and childhood. It is a frightful economic waste
czssy x-vAzr- -i u-; u J
lm 1st tfesa die and go back to earth. The business aspect ox tne Daoy s-tmS i,mi
pag jMjige frein the htnnane considerations, is beginning to attract a great deal
c ueda aH ever the country. The same kind of campaign is being carried
es is sasy cities as has been so successfully employed in the fight against tuber-
Hb tfcer city in the country has a greater problem than has El Paso with the
2fc infant tnertality, but through cooperative efforts wehall be able to lower
tie death rate te a very considerable extent.
ACUHIOUS evidence of superstition is afforded by the letter which is being
jrirtfff in country papsrs throughout the United States, purporting to
have been written iy Christ "just after his crucifixion, signed by the angel
GzbcSe 59 years after the Savior's birth and deposited by him under a stone at
tise iet f the cross." A large number of people have sent the clipping to The
HeraSi -smb. request to publish, but the "letter" is so obviously a fraud that we
im at csre to give an any space to it or seem to sanction the fake.
Tts article which" is going the rounds tells a circumstantial story of the dis
csrtzj m. the letter and its passing'down through different generations of a single
Uxdv daring sere than a thousand years. The alleged letter contains a threat
zz& a csrse against any person having a copy and refusing or neglecting to
pslBss it to tiers," acd goes on to express a kindly ana sweet tempered wish
tire -ther h befieve not this writing will have my plague upon you, and you
M fee csssemed th your children, goods, and cattle, and. all other worldly
Xhe si&3ea English nsed in the letter is enough to condemn it; for instance
fie -sciterv rceever the ignorant person may be, says, "Whosoever shaU have a
csy f ths letter and keep it in their house, nothing shall hurt them."
Tie dfeged letter has no authenticity whatever and nothing to commend it
tm the. serijcs consideration of intelligent people.
The Fire Insurance Fight
THE sew tsrnthat the insurance rate controversy has taken necessitates still
sere that El Paso should be strongly represented at Austin next Tuesday.
The cesiparaes fear the repeal of the law by the legislature at the extra
-xsmms. ase rndssbtedly they will make every possible effort to compromise the
tztS tst2 and protests before the legislature meets, and soak as much of
gressc Campbell's powder as possible.
ngp cssraeaies will be prepared to make concessions at the meeting next week
ti the jtesin ef defeating the purposes of those who protest against the
r rates. EI Pase and the other cities are in position to decline to accept any
tcocesaeas tf de not snean a fair and equitable readjustment . -
Ztim city as not taken the lead in the movement for repeal of the law;
st rfttrrlr he amended in many particulars, but repeal may not be necessary or
srissHe- Hewever, the law as it stands
tie insurance cempanies. The people should be given some standing, and the
ifr&s&re featnxes should be so controled that "regulation" of rates would not
sseas zs row. merely a general increase.
The dt ceancil has decided to employ ex-mayor Sweeney as special counsel
t repsesent the dry and taxpayers at Austin. Senator Hudspeth's services will
zls be seemed and the dty may be still further represented by citizen delegates.
Xsdt expense has already been incurred in the campaign against the new high
rases, asd it 'srffl be necessary for the property- owners tocontribute liberally to
7ffarViB. sp a fnsd te bear the bulk of the expense. The arizens finance com
ssttee has decided to levy an assessment of 1-16 of 1 percent on all owners of
zassabie prepeny, and the fund will be collected on this basis as far as possible.
Ccrt2isy eyery man holding an insurance policy is interested in the fight to
lias saederate extent, and the finance committee's labors should not be made
arr fcy refssal to partidpate in just proportion in the subscription to the
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Vote For Bonds.
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to the council puDiisnea Luuay a-j
the waterworks bona issue next ruesaay.
of the bonds will be imperatively needed
is framed almost solely in the interest
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JUST forty-'leven years ago Bill Patterson was lying low. The day was sunny,
calm and warm ;" up came a fiend in human form, and jolted Bill upon the jaw,
the hardest lick you ever saw. Old Bill into the ditch careened; tlven disap
peared that human fiend. And searching parties took the trail; they skirmished
over hill and vale, but never did they find uhat skate who swatted Bill upon the
pate. The years rolled on, not being tied; and folks were
born, and others died, and towns were built and towns de-
the jimpson -wave) and 'o'er his mam-red, marble brow parades the vagrant village
cow. Who was it smote him such a clip? Who was it whacked him thigh and hip?
Xo answer, through the voiceless years shall ever reach our waiting ears; but this
we know, that Bill was wont to do a reg'lar daily stunt at knocking on his native
town; and so the man who knocked him down, and in his headpiece made a dent,
deserves a large bronze monument. .
Copyrigrht, 1010, by George Matthews
There are now 194 communicants at
St. Clement's church which shows an
increase of 54 over last year. The re
ceipts during- the past year have
amounted to $2679.55.
Postmaster Julian went to San Anto
nio last night on a 10 days' business
The mercury registered 101 degrees
at 6 oclock last night
Col. Ritter now has his drill down
1350 feet and is in sand' and red clay
Milt Chisolm and Rev. Williams, the
negro preacher, mixed things up on
South Oregon street and were not re
garding the marQuis of Queensberry
rules when interfered with by a pedes
trian -who did not like to see a preacher
El Paso lodge 2S1, of the Odd Fel
lows, entertained special deputy Tilton
Ha years ago to-
JL jt From The Herald of this date, 189C) DA Y
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OSE TEXAS TOWN'S KEY HATE IS CUT
Austin, Texns, June IK One of tlie last echoes, possibly of widespread
complaints from Texax towns and cities on account of the fire insurance act
uary's proposing higher rates in various places, was heard today in secret
by the fire rating board, the subject bing the amended key rate of "Wichita
The insurance companies' representatives recommended a key rate of 64
cents in that city. A protest took official form and the matter vms agitated
in the press, through letters from prominent citizens there.
Today the fire rating board received
Falls, placing the key rate at 3C cents.
quest from the state fire rating board
to defer the collection of the differences
between the old and the new rates on
all policies which ha-ve been hereto
fore written and which may be writ
ten prior to a determination of the
questions before the rating board to
be considered at the hearing to be held
on 21st instant. Your very truly. j
Beers, Kenison & Co.
All of the other insurance companies j
are collecting under the new rates ac
cording to their instructions from the
companies to comply with the law.
Several of the local agents stated that j
policy holders in a number of instances
had canceled their policies rather than
pay the higher insurance, one agent
citing a case where a policy for ?10,000
on a business block had been canceled.
Tlie premium payment clause -which is
attached to all of the policies states
thflt the premium named in the policy
to which It is attached must be paid
in cash to the agent issuing this policy
on or before the loth of the month suc
ceeding that in which this policy Is to
become effective. Unless the premium
so paid, the clause reads, the policy will
be null and void from such date.
This means that policies which have
expired during the past month cancel
themselves automatically on the loth
of the present month unless the pre
mium at the new rate is paid in cash.
With the exception of those companies
which have been instructed not to col
lect under the new rates, it is either
necessary to collect the new rates on
the policies -which are expiring or to
cancel the policies.
Might Suspend EI Paso Agencies
The local agents say that the posi
tion of their companies is plain. After
the threat of insurance commissioner
Hawkins to cancel the certificates of
any companies complying with the or
der of the rating board, the companies
claim that they would rather lose the
El Paso business than risk losing their
right to do business in Texas should
the commissioner enforce his threat.
One Veal agent here said he would not
be surprised to see the companies sus
pend all of the local agents In El Paso
pending an adjustment of the present
difficulty. This would mean that pol
icies expiring on and after the date
of suspension could not be renewed
and El Paso would practically be de
prived of Insurance protection after that
A temporary- injunction has been
suggested -by the attorney general as a
way of preventing the companies from
collecting the new rates until the fire
rating board could get action on the
rates at Its meeting on June 21. In a
nesage to senator Hudspeth, Jewel
P. I.ightfoot, the attorney general
"A careful investigation of the rating
law leaves a doubt whether the attor
ney general has any authority to pre
vent the collection of the new rates.
I can try for a temporary inj-unctlon if
the people desire this actipn. However
it may cause the companies to cancel
their policies. Please advise whether
this ist desired that I may apply for the
t-riiiporary injunction under these cir
cumstances. Tf you can suggest any
legal way this department can be of
assistance, please command me."
May Repeal Law.
"I lo not think an Injunction will be
necessary." senator Hudspeth said TVed-
GOV. CAMPBELL IS
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nesday morning. 'I think that the rat- committee oi military affairs. The ml
hi poard will lower the rates at its J norm rertrt v ill be filed by senator
J raeetiug on June 21, as it has the pow-
caved, and monarehs saw their power nide; that query vu
unanswered still: "Who was the fiend who jolted Bill?"
And jail the people ever knew was this: "The cops have got
a. clew ." Old Bill is dead, and o'er his irrave the sandburs and
last night. He will be entertained by
Border lodge tonight.
Si Ryan is reported to be rapidly
regaining his health at Santa Rosalia.
The Corralilos company has bought
two large teams of horses to be used
in the surveying work.
The Scarborough McRose case has
been continued in the 34th district
court on motion of the district attor
ney. Several more wheelmen are applying
for admission to the local X.- A- W.
The copper smelter is being run to its
full capacity and large shipments of ore
are being received daily.
Brakeman Hunter who was so bad
ly injured by being thrown from a
moving train last week, has not yet re
Metal market: Silver 68 3-Sc; lead
$2.90; copper 10 l-2c; Mexican pesos
amendment regarding "Wichita
er to do so under section six ot tne
new insurance law. This paragraph
states clearly that where a rate is
shown to be unreasonable it can be
lowered hy theboard. My idea is that
when the legislature meets that if the
lau- cannot be modified to give lower
lates. thon ,t ill be repealed.. Gover
nor Campbei' is in earnest and he is
determined to see that the people's
rights are protected."
GOVERNOR MAY HAVE
SOMETHING UP HIS SLEEVE
Politicians Profess to Believe Thnt In
. snrancc Is Not Only Thing Legis
lature "Will Consider.
Austin, Texas. June 16. That there is
more than the fire rating law involved
In the qall for a special session of the
Texas legislature to meet at 1 oclock on
the afternoon of Julv 19. which was is-
sued yesterdav arxerr.con at 5 oclock, is
believed in local political and official
Efforts to secure definite statements
regarding this belief met with declina-
tions to talk for publication this morn
ing, but it is safe to assert that knowing
ones dn the old state capital believe the
governor has "something up his sleeve."
it is conceded tnat iawKins, commis
sioner of Insurance and banking, -will be
deprived of a place on the board, be
cause that part of the law will be re
pealed, but whether it will be arranged
for the senate to decline to confirm his
appointment to office is wholly a mat
ter of conjecture and the assertion is
made that Campbell will not go so far
in opposition to the commissioner, be
cause the repeal of the law would work
the change the governor desires.
Hints are thrown out that submission
wHl "be proposed in a new way. There is
talk of a change in the election law so
as to preclude a nomination by a plu
rality vote in the primaries but friends
of the governor say he contemplates no
Johnson Not "Worried.
San Antonio, Texas, June 16. "I am
not worried over any special sessions,"
said Cone Johnson, candidate for the
Democratic nomination for governor of
Texas here today.
"There is no necessity for governor
Campbell to bring any political matters
before the legislature. There is no dan
ger of Colquitt being elected governor
of this state."
Further than this Johnson has noth
ing to say referring to the call issued
Colquitt Says "Clap Trap."
Conroe, Texas. June 16. Asked for
an opinion on the special session of the
(legislature. O. B. Colquitt, candidate for
Democratic nomination for governor of
Texas, said he thought the people of
Texas needed and wanted a rest from
"just such political clap trap."
He asserted that when he was gover
nor he would not urge the legislature to
pass an act and then be forced to call a
special session to repeal the same act.
"He got what he wanted," said Col
quitt, "and now he is angry becouse an
official he appointed won't act on the
suggestion that the companies be per
mitted to violate tlie law."
Colquitt is to speak here this after
noon. CAPT. O'CONNOR WILL
REACH EL PASO TODAY
Man Acquitted at Tombstone of Murder
Charge, Is Coming Here WItb His
Family From Arizona.
Tombstone, Ariz., June 16. Capt.
Stephen O'Connor and family left for
El Paso .this morning.
Capt. O'Connor was acquitted here
Monday on a murder charge.
ENGINEIi'R CORPS BILL
TO NATIONAL SENATE
Washington, D. C, June 16. .The bill
to increase the engineer corps of the
army, vhich carries . provision that
would rermit the president to supersede,
with an army engineer, director F. H.
Newell, of the reclamation service, was
repotted to the senate today by the
- "POETRY FOR THE MASSES"
IS SUPPLIED BY PAGEANTRY
MRS, TAFT ENTERTAINS AT WHITE HOUSE. JZZZZ
Hn open air performance of "As
You Like It" on the AVhite House
groundo in Washington tonight
will mark another great step in the re
vival of pageantry. This entertainment,
given under the patronage of Mrs. Taft,
will attract special attention to out-of-doors
festivals because it will be the
first performance ever given within the
limits of tlie White House grounds at
night. The remarkable revival of
pageantry, both in England and Ameri
ca, Is one of the most interesting evolu
tion of entertainment in modern times.
This ancient form of procession, tab
leau and symbolic depiction of histori
cal and religious events had dropped
into almost entire disuse until within
the last five years.
Rciial Starts In England.
When the little village of Sherbon,
England, decided in 1905 to enact its
11 centuries of growth the idea was
lcoked upon more with derision than
interest, but the entirely creditable
manner in whicn that community's SOI)
townspeople enacted the whole history
of England from the time of Alfred
the Great caused the Britishers to
awaken suddenly to the fact that here
was a form of education and patriotic
entertainment which had been allowed
to fail Into disuse without reason.
Immediately there was a great re
vival. Tlie town of Oxford followed the
example of Sherbon with a great pag
eant which lasted six days, the chief
events naturally being in connection
with the history of the university.
Then the ancient town of Bury- St.
Edmunds presented its past in a pro
cession in which 2000 performers took
part, and more than 1500 years passed
in review before the spectators in two
and a half hours of kaleidoscopic color.
The great celebration of Warwick is
remembered by all readers, as 'well as
that at old Chelsea, t Naturally one
would expect to find that the revival or
pageantry hadtaken a stronger hold
upon the British than upon the Ameri
can mind, because our history is so re
cent as to preclude any very extended
parades. But such rs not the case. In
deed America may be said to have set
the pace for England:
Boston Gives Performance.
The first great pageant on the Ameri
can continent was that given in Boston.
Mass., June 6 and S, 190S, when the his
tory of education was depicted in a most
remarkable series of tableaux and pro
fessions in which hundreds of per
formers took part. The pictures of the
different epochs in the history of the
advance of civilization were presented
with a brilliancy of color and accuracy
of detail which set a standard for the
Closely following this came the great
tercentenary celebration of the founding
of the city of Quebec. The pageants
took place on the historic heights of
the city where many of the most thrill
ing episodes in the history of the Ameri
can continent have taken" place. Then
Evanston, III., came forward with a pa
geant of the great Middle West. Phila
delphia told the history of the Ameri
can people in the pomp and panoply of
jageantry when its 225th anniversary
was celebrated with 5000 people taking
part. And last fall New York cele
brated the anniversary of Fulton and
Hudson in a similarly elaborate fashion.
Elaborate Celebration for Artist.
As a sort of forejrunner to the popular
pageants of the day there was held in
Cornish, New Hampshire, in the summer
of 1905 a celebration which in point of
artistic merit perhaps eclipses anything
of the kind ever undertaken before or
since in the United States. It was a
masque given in honor of the great
sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. in
which some 70 prominent artists took
part. The masque was given late one
June evening in the grove on the estate
of the sculptor. A symphony orchestra
was hidden away behind a pine thicket.
Two giant pine trees marked the limits
of stage and served 'to hold the great
green curtain in place.
The masque represented the determ
ination of Jupiter to resign as ruler
of Olympus and when he announced his
intention to the assembled lesser gods a
great golden bowl was presented to
him and he drew from it the name of
Augustus Saint-Gaudens. who was
thereupon presented with the token and
given command over the assembled
gods of the world. From one of the
current accounts of the celebration is
taken this vivid recital of the proces
sion of the gods and goddesses:
"First came Pluto in black and gold
and purple; then Neptune and Amphi
trite with their attendant nerelds in sea
green and blue; Venus and her body
guard in varying shades of tender rose;
Diana and her nymphs In white and sil
ver and pale blue; the Wood-Gods in
greon and dun and yellow; Apollo and
the Muses in white and gold grouping
themselves about the altar of Ceres,
vrho was clad in yellow and crowned
with corn; Pan gilded all over and ex
actly imitating an archaic Greek statue;
Mars a gigantic figure in blood red
draperies m.l rmor. and List Chiron,
the cerltaur, frankly comic, at the head
of a band of wildly sportive children
half clad, representing fauns and satrys
and spirits of the earth and air."
Many Artistic Presentations.
Last summer the old New England
Temporary Injunction Re
mains in Force; Guthrie
Holds the Fort.
Guthrie, Okla., June 16. District
judge Huston today overruled the de
murrer of governor. Haskell to the pe
tition of county attorney Hepburn ask
ing an injunction preventing the re
moval of the capital to Oklahoma City.
Attorney general West was given
leave to fllean exception.
The temporary! injunction continues
until a further order. S
Washington? D. C. June 16. Endors
ing the location of the capital of Okla
homa at Oklahoma City, senator Gore
today obtained favorable action by the
senate on his bill Increasing from $250,
000 to M50.000, the limit of cost on the
public building in ,that city.
FAVORABLE REPORT AT NEW
YORK FOR GLOBE MINE
Globe, Ariz., June 16. At the annual
stockholders' meetings of the New Key
stone Copper company, held yesterday
j at 42 Broad-way, New York, reports were
made that 2,000.000 tons of ore is ac
tually blocked out, running 2.36 per
cent copper, and that 2.000,000 tons of
probable ore is partially developed. Of
the ground 19 acres Is considered very
Douglas vs. El Paso, Friday and Sat-
j urday 4 p. in. Sunday 3:30 p. m.
j town Gloucester gave a pageant of re
I inafkable artittic beauty. It took the
J form of an acted drama and was called
"The Canterury Pilgrims." One of the
most magnificent out-door performances
ever given in America was that which
took place in the stadium at Harvard,
last June when Maude Adams, assisted
by 1500 performers, all of the princi
pals being professional actors, presented
Schiller's "Joan of Arc." Fully 15.000
people witnessed the performance, and
every seat in the stadium was sold
many days before the pageant was en
acted. This summer the center of out door
activity will be the Far West. Two not
able performances will be Margaret
Angdln's presentation of the Greek trag
edy "Antigone" at Berkeley, Cal., and
Maude Adams's performances of "As You
Like It" also in the open air.
One of California's Customs.
California is accustomed to spectacu
lar open air performances, but only to
a limited circle of spectators. In fact
the east might have gone to the Call
fornians more than 30 years ago to
learn how to celebrate in the open. The
Bohemian club's "High Jinks" in the
redwood forests have been an estab
lished institution for three decades. The ,
Bohemian club is composed of about j
2000 prominent San Francisco citizens
who each year go to the redwood forests
to Indulge in revels in the open. No
better Idea of the character of one of
these revels can be given than to quote
the description of Percy MacKaye, the
poet, who wrote of the masque "Sons
"After three magical dawns, three
mysterious moons and three divine mid-
i nights, spent in fellowship with the
( noble pagan brotherhood of that natural
monastery, steeped in the sylvan seclu
sion of 3000 years, I found mj-self by
moonlight seated between two com
panions on one of the ancient logs that
form the seats of the forest auditorium;
facing the canyon hillside which
formed the stage. Above us the in
terminable tree boles touched the stars.
Around us, robed and cowled like our
selves. In red and black, huddied the
Before us from the glow-worm lights
of a pit rose the prelusive magic of
violins. Slowly then, as the overture
waned, out of the moon-flecked dark
ness waxed an imaginary world. Of
plot or theme or episode I was only half
aware held by a grandeur that gripped
the throat and stung the spirit by its
keen beauty. At times, almost intol
erably, I felt the impulse to put my
brow to the earth like an aboriginal. I
remember that for an instant some 200
feet in midair between the giant tree
trunks, a spirit of rose-hued fire ap
peared suddenly and as a spirit spoke
to those on the stage beneath. I re
member again descending as on view
less rounds of a ladder let down from
some heaven of WIHIam Blake little
children fluttering white in rhythmic
chant and ohoir. And again, the death
of a warrior his soul a It flashed sky
ward tingelng the sequoia tops, with sli
ver flame. How to corfvey a sense of
Poetry for the 5la6ses."
Pageantry bas been fitly character
ized as "p'oetry for the masses." It pre
sents in symbolic form incidents or Ideas
as the case may be, appealing to the
imagination through the senses. This
particular form of celebration dates
from the earliest time. The Greeks were
fond of It, and the triumphal return of
Rome's conquering heroes, leading in
their train the captives and the booty
of their successful warfare, were noth
ing more or less than rmfrtial pageants
depicting the battle and the conquest.
The great pageant on the "Field of
the Cloth of Gold" when the French and
the English monarehs embraced each
other in a great show of outward affec
tion, was probably the most gorgeous
event of the kind ever held. Dickens' in
writing of it describes how the white
wine and the red flowed like water from
fountains, and that the warlike hosts
of the two grand monarehs gave them
selves over to the celebration of the
pledges of peace.
Great Ad- ertisoment for Cities.
The fact that pageantry wa allowed j
to become one of the "lost arts," so to j
speak, for a number of years, does not '
man tnat such celebrations are apt to
drop out of fashion again in the neaxa
future. On the contrary, they seem to
have come to stay and no surer guaran
tee of this can be found than the fact !
that they have proved to be great busi
ness successes- No form of advertising
has been found so effective for cities
as great pageants. The people flock to j
the celebrations from aM parts of the (
country and the enactment of his-J
torlcal, educational or symbolic scenes I
Is a matter of nation-wide comment, re- j
ceJLving the indorsement of educators, j
civic benefactors and clergy. j
In future no exposition will be con- '
sldered a success unless some vast pa-
geant Is given to symbolize and typify '
the event. The field for novelty, In
vention and artistic effects in pageants
is unlimited, and the planning of such
an event Is a task' worthy of the most
inventive mind and the most artistic
Tomorrow: Prize Fight Legislation.
MUST PUT UP CASH
FOR WORLD'S FAIR
San "Francisco and New Or
leans must Raise Big
Sums for Exposition.
Washington, D. C, June 16. Both
Sail Francisco and New Orleans miust
raise $7,500,000 before they can nope
to receive endorsement for their ex
positions in celebration of the com
pletion of the Panama canal.
The house committee On foreign af
fairs today decided not to invite for
eign nations to participate until these
conditions are compiled with.
San Diego's claims did not appear to
Washington, D. C. June 16. The fed
eral grand "try today returned an In
dictment against Peter H. Thompson,
president of the Champion Coated Pa
per company, of Hamilton, O.. charging
attempted bribery in connection with
furnishing the government paper for
HOUSTON SQUARE BAPTISTS
POSTPONE CHILDREN'S SERVICE
The children's , service for the evening
of June 19 as planned by the Houston
Square Baptist church have been post
poned until the evening of June 26.
so as to allow the members
of the church and Sunday school
to attend the opening service of
the evening of June 19 There will be no
services at the Houston Sauare church
en that evening.
Tryin' t' scrape up a relationship with
somebudy that's rich an' influential is
one o' th' fifty-seven ways o' showin
your inferiority. Figures don't lie, but
you can group 'em so they'll answer th'
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each. It tells of the Fiji Islanders,
who, not many years ago ignorant of
Christianity, are strongly under the In
fluence of the church; of the thousand
of Christians among the aborigines of
Australia, the converts from the wild
and savage Inhabitants of New Guinea;
the hundreds of thousands in Japan
who are Christian worshippers; of the
church in Manchuria, still persisting in
its work despite the persecution to
which It has been subjected repeatedly:
the converts in various countries on
the continent of Asia, and in the re
gions of Africa which are in the sphere
of Christendom. The countries yet al
most untouched by mission workers are
also alluded to, such as Mongolia, Thi
bet. Turkestan, Afghanistan, Arabia,
and large portions of Africa.
"It is inspiring to reflect," the report
continues, "how the younger Christian
communities make good the lack of
service of the older, and the older join
with the younger so that throughout
the Lord's Day around the world, from
the rising of the sun to the going down
of it. Incense and a pure offering as
cend unceasingly to God. land answer
ing land as each in turn takes up the
chorus. So under God's ordinances of
day and night it has already come to
pass that "The Holy Church throughout
the world keeps her sacred watch in
solemn commemoration of the resurrec
tion of her lord."
VAN HORN RANCHES
GET HEAVY RAIN
Van Horn, Tex.. June 16. A number
of ranchmen report good rains,, the B.
Bar catdemen stating the downfall filled
the tanks at their place. A good rain
has- adso faHen on the S. &. Cummings
ranch. A Mcht sDrinkle ito n.1! that.
fell at Van Horn.
POPULA& YOUNG WOMAN
DIES AT TTJCTJMCARI
JMiss Alma Shepperd. Prominent m
Church Work, Succumbs To Typhoid
Pneumonia; Rain Falls on Ranch.
Tucumcari, X. M., June 16 Miss Alma
Shepperd, 19 years of age, and a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Shepperd, died
in Tucumcari of typhoid-pneuraoma.
Mr. Shepperd had ibeerl engaged in busi
ness in Tucumcari for two years, and
Miss Alma was his assistant in the
store. She was very popular and had
many friends in the city, being a mem
ber of the Baptist choir and the B. .
P. l She .also taught a class in the
Baptist Sunday school. The funeral ser
vices were held at the Baiptist cmircn
and her body was interred in Sunny
t'- H. De I'ampert, of Tucumcari, has
geen elected one of the vice presidents
tor the Territorial Fair association,
which meets at Albuquerque in October.
J. A. Street has returned, from a trip
to eattle, Portland! San Francisco, Los
Angeles and "points in Colorado.
Miss Ula Street has returned from
Denver, where she has been attending
Ben De Lee of Hot Springs, Ark., is
in the city looking for a location for a
Tucumcari lodge, Xo. 27, A. F. & A. Ml.
will celebrate St. John's dav on June
24. The celebration will be held at tfie
Methodist church. Kev. C. L. Brooks
wiH deliver the address.
Mrs. J. H. Eady has returned from a
visit in Tennessee".
One inch of rain fell at the Bell ranch,
saving the grass, which had begun dry
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Melton, of Arkan
sas, have arrived to spend the summer
with their son on a ranch near town.
CATTLE MISSING; MAN IS
ARRESTED SELLING SOME HIDES
Dalhart, Tex., June 16. Sheriff Geo.
Martin, of Hartley county, this morn
ing arrested Herman WenzeL living
IS miles west of Dalhart.
The Pows ranch has lost more or less
cattle the past year and Wenzel was ar
rested here with hides he was selling,
alleged to be from cattle from the above
County attorney Seynott was success
ful in placing Wenzel under a heavy
SMILE GETS HIM LIBERTY.
Because Benito Sierra has a smile that
spreads from ear to ear, it cost him
nothing when arraigned in court Thurs
day morning on a charge of having been
drank. He admitted that he had been
under the influence of the liquor but
judge Lea said: 'Any man who ran
smile like that the morning after, de
serves to be dismissed," and he let the
man go. Sierra smiled his way out of
Douglas vs. El Paso, Friday and Sat
urday 4 p. m. Sunday 3:30 p. m.
The Herald is authorized to announc
O. M. Talley as a candidate for District
Clerk, subject to the Democratic pri
maries July 23. 1910.
I hereby, announce myself a candi
date for sheriff of El Paso county sub
ject to the Democratic primaries Jxiif
F. J. Hall.