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Monday, July 18, 1910.
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El Paso's Fame Abroad
L PASO valley cantaloupes are established as the very best the New York
market can obtain. An El Paso grocer has received an oraer m a
-i.i-- f w rrate of El Paso valley melons: the order comes from
the Waldorf-Astoria hotel and is accompanied by the statement that prominent
guests of the hotel are continually demandnig the El Paso valley melons, and the
hotel must be in position to furnish them.
The first order is sent with the understanding that if the melons arrive m
Iew York in good condition and with the fine flavor they have when served in El
Paso, the order will be increased to 50 crates a week for the season.
The -eneral publicity given to El Paso valley products through The Hera.d
has arousal widespread interest. Our products are already acquiring a good name,
and we shall shortly be put to a strain to supply the demand that must certainly
arise Our production is still at a minimum, and our storage, shipprng, and mar
keting facilities are very inadequate. We do not effectually standardize and
protect our brands. YVe must organize and establish rules al legations tc
protect the name "EI Paso valley products."
This order from the Waldorf-Astoria in New York indicates what we may
expect after one valley horticultural interests have become more thoroughly es
tablished. The letter from the hotel states that melons have been tried from
every producing district in the United States, including Colorado, California, Ari
zona, and elsewhere, but that the El Paso valley melon possesses a flavor, firmness,
color, and charm that are not approached by any other melon in the market.
Guests who have eaten the El Paso valley melons while in this city insisted on
the hotel furnishing them to its guests- Several trial orders satisfied the hotel
p-ople that our melon are superior and the order for regular shipment xoIZowed.
This incident only suggests the possibilities of spreading El Paso's name
abroad through the excellence of her horticultural products. For lack of organiza
tion and cooperation, we are not beginning to take advantage of our present op
portunities. 4jiti-saoon workers in the north are not serving their cause very well by com
mitting murder and assault upon their opponents. Public education and public
sentiment rather than force and violence must finally determine the question.
Colquitt's campaign committee undertook to damage Davidson by showing that
he was delinquent in tax paying, but Davidson comes back with the statement
that he has paid $3400 in taxes in nine years, while the official records show that
Colquitt has paid less than $20 in taxes in a the years since 1903 and no taxes
e.t all in 1904, 1906 and 1909.
With Joe Bailey favoring a prohibitionist for governor it becomes a matter
of considerable Interest to see what the Bailey men in this end of the state are
going to do about it- Poindexter does not seem to have much of a following
out here, but as between favoring Bailey's nominee and favoring Colquitt, the can
didate of the liquor interests, it is probable that the Bailey adherents will quiet
their conscience in a mint julep and offer Bailey the broken straws.
WITHOUT any special legislation, slcci Po6 - "-
and more popular with railroads. There are ten times as many steel
cars in use on the railroads as there were two years ago, and twice as
many railroads are using the new cars.
The steel coaches have been tried out in wrecks and they have demonstrated
the-ir resisting power very satisfactorily. The cars have not been badly injured
and no passengers have been severely hurt in these cars. The cost or mainte
nance is much smaller and the saving of life and limb is beyond computation.
Throu-h national legislation the railroads should be forced to abandon the
use of wooden passenger cars within the next five or seven years. It is right to
insist that human beings should be hauled in cars at kast as safe as those used
to haulcoal and coke. ,
. C o
The best thing about the present campaign in Texas is that no one of the four
candidates is trying to secure the nomination on a platform of anti-capital, anti
trust, or anti-railroad. AH the candidates have found it ty their advantage to in
vite the support of the business interests and to advocate measures -to advance
the prosperity of the state and to attract foreign capital and Immigration. The
biggest sprit is over prohibition, with Colquitt and Johnson the radicals on the
two sides and Poindexter and Davidson between the lines.
Bernard S. Rodey, former delegate to congress from Kew Mexico, advises that
the state constitution include a lot of general legislation, his theory being that
"interested parties" may prevent for years the enactment of needed legislation,
if the constitution be "made too short" It would be unfortunate if Mr. Rodey's
view should be adopted. The United States constitution is tiie best model a
brief statement of fundamental principles, upon which may be based all necessary
Albuquerque, 1. UL, is planning to centralize the southwestern wool industry
in that city, so that the growers can save the cost of the long haul to Boston
and so that' they can maintain their own prices in the home market and compel
the eastern buyers to come to them. Warehouses, cold storage, and well organized
home market and distributing systems will add greatly to the wealth of our valley
farmers. Albuquerque's example may well be followed in other sections of the
Even with the congressional apportionment increased to 225,000, Texas will
have more congressmen in the future than she now has, because her population has
increased at a greater ratio than the rest of the country. New Mexico will have
two congressmen and Arizona one, if present estimates are borne out by the
The little town of Sonora, Tex., has raised over $100,000 for subsidizing the
Orient railroad (or rather purchasing its bonds) and expects to raise $200,000
before quitting time. Sonora' is almost too small to appear on the map, and yet
El Paso, this splendid city of 40,000 people, cannot put through either the valley
lailroad or the Carlsbad shortline. General cooperation, a very small amount
for each, would quickly insure the success of these important projects. The fame
of a city is profitable, but it is also cumulative, and the profit is dissipated when
we stand still and refuse to help the great forward movements.
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HEX I left home, long, long ago, our little humble cot had mottoes liang-in-
on the walls, inviting noble thought. And lielpwul proverbs, gray
with vwirs. and wrds of Holy AVrit. were hanging there in rustic
frames, by patient fingers knit. -God Bless Our Home" in colored yarn wis hang-
ing o'er the door, and "Love Your Neighbors as Yourself," and many mottoes
more. And in t'he bur after 3'ears, when deep in worldly scnenies,
those mottoes braced me for the fray, and soothed my waking
CHANGE OF dreams. I visited the dear old place a few short weeks ago, and
MOTTOES lux)ked to find the mottoes that 1 used to love and know; but
they were gone, and in Dheir place these legends met my eyes:
"All Drinking Water Should Be Boiled!" "Don't Fail to Swat the
Flies!" "A Drop of Iilk Contains by Count Just Forty Mallion Germs;' "See Dr.
"Wiley's Last Report for Scientific Terms."' "Don't Fail to Fumigate Your Teeth."
'"There's Death in Basin Pies!" 'Take Lots of Outdoor Exercise, and Always vSwat
Copyright, 1310. by George Matthews
Copyright, 1910, by the New York
I'NIUS and jealousy always seem
to me as Incompatible as a coal
of fire and an icicle.
The coal of genius should melt the
icicle and turn it jinto evaporating
moisture until It is no more.
Genius is great jealousy is small.
The giant should destroy the pigmy.
It is painful to read of great minds,
which have been marred by this
blemish. Voltaire possessed a great In
tellect. His name stands among the
fixed stars In the skies of progress.
Yet in an old book of Memoirs of the
French Nobility of the Eighteenth Cen
tury -rce learn that Voltaire was wildly
jealous of For.tenelie and Rousseau.
And he made himself very unhappy
believing that Jean Jacques Rousseau
tried to injure him. What a misfor
tune that a brilliant intellect should
permit its luster to be dimmed by such
ignoble fancies and belittlinfj emotions!
o one can injure us no one can
harm us if we keep to the even tenor of
our way and do our own work in our
own best method, and fill our hearts full
of noble aspirations and high resolves,
and throw out every thought of selfish
ness, fear, jealousy, or envy. In this
way we envelop our lives in ah armor
which the shafts of the enemy cannot j
pierce, or the blows of hate assail. Mal
ice, jealousy and envy cannot rise high.
If we keep on the plane above them
they cannot reach us. Xo one can hin
der 3rou from living in that plane if
you train yourself to aspire for onjy
what is noblest and best In you and In
False 3fark to Get Abend.
Resolve to make your life a clean,
good, honest. Industrious record of work
well done and duties Tell performed.
Never set your mark "to get ahead"
of some competitor or some rival. That
Idea is petty, and at the best can only
bring petty triumphs.
Set your mark to make the best
of yourself; to develop all your own f
resources; to increase your own powers
of achievement. Then train yourself
to think and say "God bless you" to
every competitor you may meet. Ton
will discover there Is room work and
success for all and separate triumphs
for each according to his individual
If you are a business man, or a liter
ary man,, or an artist or a sculptor, a
peot. a manufacturer, or a merchant, a
day laborer, or an employer, mind your
own business, follow your own ideals.
The Week With
THE hostility that Helen had felt
for Mr. Curtis, his father, the
. first evening of her arrival was
increasing wiui eacii uay ui nei aia..
There hai been a number of incidents
which had brought out their veiled but
To his mother, in spite of her lax
and careless housekeeping, she was
growing much attached. There was
something almost pathetic about this
meek little woman so completely dom
inated by her husband. Hi brother
Frank and. his younger sister, Edith,
she also liked. The married sister,
Carrie, she did not like. And his
father had aroused in her the strongest
On the whole, the week would have
been a most difficult one had it not
been that every evidence of his father's
disfavor seemed to bring Warren nearer I
to her. The fact that she was with his
people and that the conditions were not
wholly pleasant had aroused in him a
irense of protection and consideration
that he had not shown on their trip.
And that he was less irritable was due
also to his being much occupied In look
ing after their ap'artment, which was
now fast nearing completion.
They Slight the Bride.
Itvwas the third evening of their slay
that Carrie and her children were In
vited to dinner. Carrie was evidently
her father's favorite, and the conversa
tion at once revolved Itself around her
and the children. It was as though they
were the only guests at the tabl. And
throughout the dinner it was Carrie
who was served first, Carrie who lived
only a few blocks away and -was with
them half the time.
After dinner Mr. Curtis proposed that
they go into the parlor and have Carrie
play for them. Carrie played a number
o rather difficult selections with a me
chanical accuracy and no expression.
Then Mr. Curtis insisted -that "Edith
should favor them." But Edith pro
tested that she was "out of practice."
"Why do you think I am paying $120
extra every quarter for your music les
sons, young lady?" he demanded.
And Edith submissively went to the
piano. Later Carrie and Edith played a
duet, and finally Mrs. Curtis was per
suaded to play a few old-fashioned airs.
Helen, whom they knew was a finished
musician, was not askeflr. to play at all.
That Warren felt this slight she knew.
He was proud, of her music .and had
counted on it to help her win favor with
his family. The hot resentment in her
heart burned stronger, but outwardly
she showed no signs of being conscious
of this additional slight.
"Oh, Warren, look, look."
It was a tiny black kitten. She picked
"You dear little thing."
The Kitten Entcj.
The kitten curled up on her lap with
a contented purr. She put it up against
her cheek. A glow of warmth swept
through her. At lea-t there was some
thing lovable in this house. Some of the
bitterness and anger Feemed to die out
of her heart as she felt its soft, warm
little body against her face.
Warren smiled at her indulgently
while he pulled the kitten's ear.
"You're very fond of kittens, aren't
"Oh, I love them. They're so soft and
j warm and cuddlesome, V hen I was a
Ella wheeIer Wilcox
On Genius and
Evening Journal Publishing Company.
improve your mind and develop
avenues of achievement, and give no
jealous or fear filled thoughts to any
rival worker In your field. There are
trillions of stars in space and they do
not interfere with one another.
' A Success for 13ach One.
No two human being lnteriere with
each other If each keeps nis eye fixed
on his own goal.
JXo one can uo more than temporarily
imit your usefulness it you have deter
mined to make your way in the world.
If a powerful trust destroys your
smaller business just as it begins to
be successful, you must realize that you
possess aJl the energy and mental ca
pacity which has developed In you by
your business experience, and that by a
steady, persistent concentration of
thought In some other line of endeavor
you can make a greater success. Waste
no time or vitality in the idea that you
have been injured, wronged or misused.
Turn your mental searchlight in new
directions and blaze a new trail. Feel
no jealousy toward any more successful
rival. Jealousy is the devil. Say "Get
thee behind me" when he appears.
"Mr. Dustin Stax said he was going
to retire with a fortune."
"He has kept his word. Whenever he
goes to sleep he purs his wallet and his
check book under his pillow."
"I wonder what the teacher meant
about the singing of my two daught
ers?" "What did he say?"
"He said that Mamie's voice was
good, but Maude's "was better still."
This the janitor?"
"I'm the tenant in 007.
ago I asked you for heat-
Three months i
You did not i
send it. Well, you needn't. Goodby."
They were having tea on the lawn.
"How many lumps of sugar?" inquired
"Two lumps," answered the young
man. "and only one caterpillar, If you
They were heckling him at a political
meeting. At last be could stand it no
"Who (brayed there?" he cried out
"It was dnly an echo," retorted some
body amid much laughter.
Mabel Herbert Urner
little girl I used to have to drop my kit
tens and run away for fear I would hug
them to death."
"Mother, how did that cat get in
here?" Air. CurtLs demanded sharply.
"I I don't know" murmured Mrs.
Curtis in her nervous apologetic voice.
"One of the servants mus.t hive let It in
without knowing. It sllpsln sometimes
"Weil, It can't stay here. "Warren, put
it out. Take it out the front door, the
others are locked."
"Yes, father, in a few moments. Helen
is playing with It now."
"That cat must be put out at once.
You know we don't allow them in this
Warren Takes the Kitten.
Instinctively Helen held the kitten
J closer. Her eyes sought her Jiusband's
in mute appeal. In this at least she
.oum be subjected to he lnsolent
.,. , ,lc ,,hOT. Tf xrflrr(in wn
stooping over the klt'n. "Without a
word he took It from herSy.
Instantly she rose. "I amvery tired.
I think I shall so to our room. Good
night." Through hot, blinding tears she
groped her way upstairs. When Warren
entered the room half an hboir later
she was lying with her face to the wall.
She did not turn or speak.
"Listen, Helen. I'm sorry, of course,
but I had no choice. Father would have
been very angry if I had defied him. It
would only have made things more un
pleasant. Our apartment will be ready
Wednesday. Let's try to get through
these few days with as liUle friction as
"Very well." But her voice was col
orless and she did not turn toward him.
The offence rankled too keenly to be
so soon forgiven.
WISE XOT TO USE THEM.
From Houston (Tex.) Chronicle.
In these days of aviation( even
snails feel like they have wings.
IT'S AT THE SHEIDOX.
From Globe (Ariz.) Silver Belt
The traveler does not have to go far
to see the bed in which president Taft
CENSUS RETURNS SAY SO.
From Texarkana (Tex.) Courier.
The development of west Texas is
the "uonder of the age. The census
reports now being issued in piecemeal
show that the counties out there have
Increased in population at the rate of
from 100 to nearly 600 percent. Every
report from that section indicates that
the people are prosperous and content.
Great Is Texas.
EIj PASO SHOOTERS.
From Silver Citj- (N. M.) Independent.
In the second telegraph rifle match
Sunday between the Geronimo Rifle
club of this city and the El Paso Rifle
club, the local team miade 294 points
and the El Paso club 244, the Geronimo
boys winning by a margin of 50 points.
Those who composed the team of the
Geronimo club in the second match
were E. L. Oakes, Jack McRee, H. L.
Oakes, Jack Cureton and George Phll-
Landlords and Land Laws
Trouble English People
XII.-XIII. THE BRITISH
London, England. July IS. Half or
all the land in England is owned by
2000 persons, and more than half of all
the fifty-six million acres of England,
Wales, Scotland and Ireland Is owned
by 5000 persons. Two-thirds of all the j
land in the entire kingdom is owned by
fewer than ten thousand persons. Of
the population of forty-five million j
people, only slxty-orfe thousand farmers
cultivate the land which they own.
Twenty-seven dukes own more than
five million acres, the duke of Suther
land alone .possessing 1,350,000 acres.
The dukes own approximately one
tenth of all the land in Great Britain.
The farmers who own their own land I
are few indeed; and of that sixty-one I
thousand, fewer than fifteen thousand I
on more ian B acres, me great
majority possessing holdings of less j
, than rive acres m extent. And. accord-
I 1JL J ' ?1 jrLS i
one-third of thfi neonle of fJrMt "Rritnin
j are constantly on the verge of starva-
The landlords own the country, and
until now they have ruled the country
with no one to dispute their will. They j
have never paid any taxes on their land.
The land laws, and the revenue laws
have been framed always by the land
lords in the Interest of the landlords.
Every political and social agency for
centuries has been operating to increase
the size of individual holdings of land
and to make it more and more difficult
for land to be sold or for estates to be
lludjjet Interfered With Landlords.
The Lloyd-George Budget was the
first political attempt to Interfere
seriously with the privileges of the
landlords, and Its provisions would be
regarded in any other country as being
mild almost to the point of futility.
But the astonished landlords arose en
masse and declared that Lloyd-George
was a Socialist, that his Budget was
confiscatory and that Its operations
would destroy the British Empire and
send its old nobility to the demnition
bow-wows. That the owner of land
should be forced to pay a tax upon It
was a notion so novel, a proposition so
preposterous, a crime so conscienceless,
that it seemed to be altogether impos
sible. But the Budget passed the Com
mons, was rejected by the Lords, was
made the chief issue In a general elec
tion, was approved at the polls, and
now is the law of England.
Tenants Occupy AH Lanil.
In the United States where a direct
tax on the value of land is a generally
accepted and approved method of rais
ing taxes by and for the several states,
it is difficult to understand the British
quarrel between landlords and people. In
the first place England never has taxed
The revenue derived from
real estate, known as "the rates" is cal
culated at so much psreeat on the
annual rent pro.laisd bv ihe land.
Practically all land Is occupied by
tenants, but in the few instances where j
the proprietor occupies his own land.
he pays rates upon a fictitious
annual rent, generally representing an i
infinitesimal fraction of the true rent
value. In the case of the Cardiff tailor
shop, made famous in the recent cam
paign. It was shown that a tailor, occu
pying eight hundred square yards of
land, paid rates on a rental valuation
of $4935, while the Marquis of Bute,
who occupied Cardiff Castle, in the im
mediate neighborhood, paid for five
hundred thousand square yards on a
rental valuation of $4605. Because
Lloyd-George called attention to this
enormous discrepancy, he was accused
by the Conservative press of "calumny"
and of slandering the noble Marquis of
Bute. His effrontery in referring to
this tailor shop was denounced all over
the country as proving his utter unfit
ness for his high position as Chancellor
of the Exchequer.
In ' every instance where land is
rented, the tenant or lessee must pay
the rates. The owner of the land never
pays taxes on his own property. This
system was arranged by the Peers,
N THE summer dialogue book the
characters always say the same
things. Then why not save the
printer and the reader by publishing
them like this? 1K
I came upon Polly In fhe garden,
Avhere she was slowly nicking the
f largest and ripest strawberries from a
currant bush which projected across the
" ," I hazarded.
," said Polly, without looking
I sat down beside her. I had unluck
ily picked out a gooseberry bush to sit
upon, but I managed not to betray my
," remarked Polly meaningly.
" ," I assented, ''and got up off
the gooseberry bush.
" ," I ventured. '
" ," she flashed.
" ," I looked.
' ," she smiled. -
" ," said I, brutally.
" ," she jealousied.
" ," I penitentlied.
" ," slit archlled.
" ." I fibbed. .
" ,"' she gleamed. ,
" ," I anathematized.
It was that fat millionaire. Broadly,
and he was coming down the path to
ward us. i
Chief of Police Ed Fink presented his
resignation to the city council last
night and It was immediately accepted.
Acting mayor O Iveeto announccu mai
he had appointed H. R. Hlllebrand to
act a chief: Frank Tusten, jailer, and
Will French, policeman. The council
approved his action.
The county commissioners have de
clined to assist in shipping out Itiner
ant paupers, so the city will have to
look after them.
The game between the 151 Paso team
and the Albuquerque ball tosscr- this
afternoon was called In the second in
ning on account of rain.
An immigrant car containing 21 Eng
lish immigrants passed through El Paso
j en route to California today.
The El Paso Bryan and Sewall club
will perfect its organization at the old
skating rink tonight.
The county commissioners have re
duced county valuations $1. 000,(0 this
The McGinties will hold their annual
summer blowout on the night i-f July
Someone tried to break into the El
A YEARS AGO TO-
A E (From The Herald of this date. 1896) .04. Y
who are the principal landowners, over
two hundred years ago when they ex
changed to king WIHiam this .money
revenue, to be paid by their tenants,
in lieu of all service.-tenures and levies
of soldiers due to the Crown irom me
Peers under the remaining rules of the
Socialistic Features Prominent.
So much has been said about the ter
rible socialistic features of this land
tax. It has been so often denounced and
so seldom explained, that it is worth
i while to examine into its provisions in
J order to find out exactly what the
. . hnma nf tn V!)t!nn n com
.. n flffa, ,.. at fIrst can pro.
uce but mtle revenue. but it is re-
ded as an entering wedge. The
inelnal nrooosals are threefold, the
ncreraent duty, the reversion duty and
the undeveloped land duty.
The first provides that, in the future,
the Increase in the value of land due
to the efforts of society as a whole,
and in nowise to the indu3try or ingen
uity of the owner, shall be regarded
as unearned increment and that 20 per
cent, or one-fifth, of such increase shall
be paid to the treasury. This tax Is to
be paid only when the land is sold, or
when it changes hands by reason of
the death of the owner. In case It is
owned by a corporation not liable to
death duties, then the fax is to be paid
in 1914 and each seventh year there
after. The phrase "unearned incre
ment," may startle some conservative
Americans who are sensitive to the in
fluence of bugaboos, but It must be
remembered that in American states,
every annual or biennial assessment
takes into acount for purposes of an
nual taxation not only the unearned
increment but also the original value of
England's Tax System Peculiar.
If a farm in Missouri is assessed at
a value of S5000, and its value is
enhanced $4000 by improvements placed
upon it by the owner and is still
further Increased by $7000 because of
the building of a new railroad, the
state of Missouri would collect taxes
on the total value, including Improve
ments made at the expense of the
owner, as well as the unearned incre
ment resulting from the advent of
the railroad. In England under the
Lloyd-George Budget taxation, no tax
would be levied upon the S5000 original
value, nor upon'' the improvements, the
only thing would be that when the
land was sold, five years or 50 years
hence, the government -would take 20
percent of. the S7000 unearned incre
ment, after1 allowing an exception of
the first 10 percent Increase to the
owner tax free. In a country -where
land rarely Is sold, it is difficult to see
how this tax would work a hardship.
As a matter of fact the Missouri
farm would entirely escape taxation
under the Lloyd-George system, for all
purely agricultural land, all land worth
less than S2o0 an acre, all property
occupied by the owner as a home. Is
excepted from taxation absolutely. In
other words, the tax would be levied
only upon the landlord owners of rent
ed property of high value used for
other than agricultural purposes to
which ' the community has contributed
generously by increasing its value, and
from which under the old system, no
taxes could be collected. So much for
the socialistic increment duty.
The second feature. the revision
I duty, Is a tax of 10 percent upon the
value of the benefit accruing to
land owners, from improvements made
by the lessees, at the expiration
of leases of longer ' than twenty
one years duration. In England where
nearly all improvements are made upon
leased land, it is not unusual for a
landlord, by the expiration of the
lease, to become possessed of buildings
and other Improvements worth thous
ands and hundreds of thousands and
even millions of dollar's, for which he
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
For the Weary
So we hid behind the gooseberry bush
until Broadley had passed.
The, ceremony has been fixed for
Another way to simplify things con
siderably would be to standardize all
descriptions of heroes and heroines.
Thus a dainty girl with blue eyes and
golden hair would be a. A tall, slender
girl with a wealth of chestnut hair
would be b, and the gypsy tj-pe of hero
ine could be labelled c. The hero of
the tall, football type (like the young
men with arrows pointing to them and
the demand "See that shoulder," at
tached) could be known as x: the dark,
slender, poetic young man y, and the
hustling young business man z. Then
the scenes could be nijmbered, a ham
mock under the trees of the old home
stead being No. 1." and so forth.
The story could then "get into the
heart of things without all the prelimi
nary pages of description.
"It made an entrancing picture.
"Swinging in No. 1 was Molly (a).
"To the surprisecl eyes of William
Quix (x) the scene was one never to
And then the story can begin right in
themiddle of things.
Paso Saddlery company last night, and
watchman Harry Earl took a shot at
him, scaring the marauder away.
The McGinty concert on the plaza last
night was well attended.
, H. G. Mitchell has been repainting
part of the interior of the opera house.
Capt. Hinton and wife left today for
Police chief Hillebrand has started- a
gambling crusade and this morning
raided the Wigwam gambling house, ar
rested two men and secured a faro
The street commissioner has drained
the 'Stagnant pools on Overland street.
The Mexican engineers have fitted
up quarters at Ft. Bliss and are taking
Sr. Orsono, of the boundary commis
sion. Is writing a Spanish grammar.
The flag on the Mexican consulate Is
at half mast today. In commemoration
of the anniversary of the death of Be
Las Cruces is trying to incorporate
as a city.
Metal market: Silver esc, lead
S2.9'), copper 10R8c, Mexican pesos 53c.
Prof. Alex Tansey has lost hi miad
tryln. to git on a car b'hind a woman
with a. suit case. It's impossible t' bo
a prentlcman vrtthout beln' Imposed oh.
(All communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but. the name
will not be published where such a re
quest Is made). "
THE HERALD'S WONDERFUL
Philadelphia, Pa., July 15.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I saw a copy of your paper here last
week and cannot tell you how grati
lied I am at the amazing progress of
my old paper.
It is now 19 years since I was at the
helm of The Herald. Its quarters wera.
then in a dingy little place on Oregon
street. Henry L. Capell was the busi
ness manager and paymaster; Bill
Beed foreman of the composing room,
and a lanky Mexican by the name of
Luz supplied the motive power for the
publication of our little sheet, which
then had a daily circulation of about
I understand since that time that El
Paso has made great progress; if it
has done so in the proportion of The
Herald, it certainly must be a flour
You may be pleased to know that I
am located here as manager of an oil
and disinfectant concern and am doing
fairly well. Give my address to anv
of my old friends, and tell them if they
ever come my way, to be sure and look
me up. I will always have a soft spot
in my heart for old El Paso, and will
be more than pleased to meet old com
rades. Chas. M. Hollub.
236 X. Delaware Ave.. Philadelphia.
"SAVE THE ALAMO.
Editor El Paso Herald.
The Alamo, the Thermypolae of tha
new -world, at San Antonio, Texas, is
threatened with destruction because
it happens to stand on tne corner of
ihe Alamo plaza, on the most valuaole
ground -'in that city, in front of prop
erty -owned by a syndicate who long
to be on that identical corner of the
Alamo plaza, A fine scheme has been
prepared by the owners of this prop
erty back of the Alamo and their
associate promoters, a scheme which
does credit to their brains and audacity,
if not to their feelings of right and
patriotism. This is the scheme to gea
possession of the corner of the Alamo
plaza and all along its eastern side for
a great distance. But how can this be
done? you will ask. The state of Texas
holds the title, it cannot be bought,
and even if bought it would come very
hlgh, as the ground is valuable.
The proposed plan is this: To per
suade the governor and- the legislature
that the main building of the Alamo
and the grounds for which the state
of Texas paid S 65,000 (the balance due
by De Zavala chapter, of San Antonio,
of a total of over ?S3,000), is not the
Alamo at all, but a useless old stone
building, and then get the said gov
ernor and legislature to allow these
"rear property owners and associate
promoters" to pull down the maiu
building of the Alamb and spread out
on the ground It now occupies (about
191 feet square,) an addition to the Ala
mo plaza park. In this way, though
their property cannot reach to the
plaza, the plaza can thus reach to their
property, and their property will then
become a corner on the beautiful Alamo
plaza and the most valuable In San
What does it matter to them if th?
people of Texas paid $65,000 to save
the Alamo at the request of De Zavala
chapter, whose plan for Its rescue was
adopted, and which patriotic society
pledged themselves "to repair the main
building of the Alamo along the orig
inal lines at period of siege, and "ac
cording to plans agreed upon by thrf
society and the governor cf Texas": to
found in this Texas hall of fame a mu
seum of history, art, literature and rel
ics, free to the people and children
of Texas. What does It matter to
them that the Alamo Is sacred to every
man. woman aid child of this great
state, and to lovers of the heroic and
noble everywhere? These persons can
not be moved by sentiments of patriot
ism and admiration of the heroic, but
b?7 the almighty dollar and the spirit
of commercial greed.
The people of Texas cannot be longer
hoodwinked by these selfish interests,
who can command thp columns of the
San Anonio paper and thus keep tho
people of Texas Ignorant of the scheme
to tear away the Alamo, which build
ing they dub "the wooden shack, the
Hugo Schmeltzer building." etc. As
a matter of fact the Alamo' buildings
are both of stone, but that makes no
difference to the owners and promo
ters syndicate, who want their prop
erty to occupy a corner on the Alamo
plaza. What will El Pasoans do to
help? I-et us organize and decide to
save the Alamo from these selfish in
From Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen.
Cloudcroft. the New Mexico mountain
resort Is rapidly developing Into a sum
mer suburb of EI Vav A :ml'ar sum
mer refuge on son!" f our sn?p nS'bj,
mountains is one f rurs-m 3 im;redlat