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Southwestern Oil Fields
WHY MT try to get John W. Gates interested in west Texas ana New
Mexico oil? Gates is a Texan," thoroughly acquainted with southern con
ditions. He ias already invested millions in southwestern and southern
It is men of this type that we must finally rely on to develop the oil resources
of this section. It is f oily for our home people to attempt to do anything further
than advertise the fields. The oil business is one requiring immense resources. It
is no business for the small man, and we are in no position at this time to en
gage in speculation, even on a small scale. It is probable that if the facts were
.laid before Mr. Gates in-all their wonderful significance, he would lend his finan
cial aid to developing this field.
There is reason to believe that the new fields in this part of the southwest
.will become recognized as among the most important in the United States. The
oil is here and it is sure to be developed commercially some day. We can, how
ever, hasten the day by undertaking a systematic campaign to bring capital in
here for oil development work.
Mr. Gates, as is well known, is planning a big fight against Standard Oil
which heretofore has maintained a good deal of a monopoly in the refining busi
ness though not in production. Mr. Gates has recently bought several large tracts
of land in St. Louis, which,' it is understood, he will use for reservoirs and re
fineries. He intends to pipe oil to St Louis from various producing centers, and
make that city) his principal distributing point. Recent dispatches from New
York and London have told of the formation of a 20,000,000 corporation backed
by English and American capital to enter the field as an active and powerful com
petitor of Standard Oil. The new company will acquire long term leases on oil
land in Oklahoma and will be closely allied with John W. Gates's present interests
If we could get such men as this into the southwestern oik field, it would
be worth years of the desultory and half hearted digging away that is all we can
afford- What we need is big men, big money, big methods; then we can expect
fcig results. A dog-in-the-manger policy will of course defeat its own end.
i.z i mormf , orfprminato
. D"M" . 7, ,: .
This pestrierous orate is last anving out
tive species, and nobody has ever discovered that he is of any particular use
himself- If the life destroying instincts
be concentrated upon the English sparrows, the country would be better off and
the small boys would have just as much fun.
Thousands of Texans go to Colorado every year for relief in the hot season.
Cloudcroft should receive a large proportion of these recreation seekers. Cloudcroft
is the ideal resort for people from the low country around the gulf. The relief and
stimulation derived from a trip to the mountain resort are far more beneficial
than any trip to the seashore or to the northern tourist centers.
The Farce Of
CURIOUS instance of the workings of our jury system is noted ina Chi
cago dispatch, when a prisoner accused of theft, jumped to his feet as the
jury filed in with a verdict and shouted "Guilty," making a brief confes
sion of the crime- He was sentenced to five month's' imprisonment. After he had
been taken out of the courtroom, the sealed verdict of the jury was opened, out
of curiosity, and was found to be "Not guilty."
We all remember the instance in. El Paso where a man accused of violating
the election laws, confessed his guilt before a justice of the peace, and was held
to the grand jury, which refused to indict the man, holding that it would not
make a scapegoat of him even in the light of his own confession, because so many
others had committed similar crimes and had not been caught at it, that injustice
would be worked by singling him out for punishment on his own plea of guilty.
In this Chicago case, if 12 good men and true were ready to declare on oath
that the accused man was not guilty, then it follows that the thief must have
been laboring under a misapprehension.
Tfow that El Paso has got the ear of the legislature and the administration
at Austin, let us hope that the long needed revision oft the Texas mining laws will
not be withheld. El Paso repersentatives in the legislature have for years cham
pioned this revision, but until recently it has been difficult for west Texas to get
a. hearing at the state capital.
West Texas wants no two cent fare law. "We need railroads out this way a
good deal worse than we need cheaper fares. Texas continually imposes increasing
requirements and restrictions upon railroads and a demand for cheaper passenger
fares at this time is not just to the railroads from which 'we demand constantly
Our Shirt-Sleeve Diplomacy
IXACTLY" applicable to the relations of
ican and South American countries and with Mexico is this comment of
the Providence Journal with reference to our treatment of the sultan of
"As a nation we have been too indifferent to the demands of etiquet, too
scornful of the feelings of others, too impatient of prejudices which we do not
share; but just as civility smooths private life, so in the intercourse between
nations and peoples, the scrupulous regard for courtesy may do more than actual
service to promote harmony."
Respectfully recommended to Mr. Philander- C. Knox, secretary of state, whose
Latin-American diplomacy is sadly in need of sand-papering.
A scientific man says that the habit of biting the finger nails indicates nervous
and mental derangement, and should be treated as a disease rather than punished
as a misdemeanor. A lifetime of misery can oftentimes be prevented by encouraging
the formation of right habits in childhood.
The Canadian railroad strikers are boasting now about the number of men out
of work. A strike as a way of settling a trade dispute is as indefensible from
a commonsense standpoint as a Kentucky feud. It does seem as if sensible and
responsible people on both sides of the argument in the industrial differences
might find a less costly and less destructive way to arrive at an agreement.
to subscribe for
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U walts Denatured Poem
-- TRY to ibe good as I toddle along, I
I easy to live your life wrong, and. otten it s hard to do right: a man tan
" go wrong) without sweating a hair, but if he would stick to the right, he has
to be watching with vigilant care, and never let up in his fight. I find it so eas'
to spread a report, that darkens the fame of a man! It costs me an effort to
pull myself short, and praise him the best that I can. I find it
so easy, when making a trade, to say that my liors is a jo; and
RIGHT. AND it's hard to confess that he's old and decayed, and not worth a
WRONG kopeck a throw. I find it so easy to 'brag and to boast, and
swell myself up like a joss; and I hate to admit that I'm merely,
at most, no more than a fierce total loss. I trj' to be decent and
humble and fair, and never have I understood, as I journeyed the pathway with
vigilant care, why it takes so much work to be good!
Copyright, 1910. by George Matthews
School For Mothers Branches
Club Is Formed For the Children
By H. Grace Franklin, Director Woman's Charity School for Mothers
Often I am asked if the Woman's
Charity Association School for Mothers
is a branch of this or that particular
society. The School for Mothers is the
work of the Woman's Charity associ
ation and has no connection whatever
with any other society. Its work is in
cocre'-vtion with the city health depart
ment and the El Paso county charities.
The school operates a class for mothers,
an :x"!nb!t to teach the mother what to
use and what not to use, also the
It has been a great disappointment
that the little housewives' club could
not be organized, but, .as no donations
have come in for that work, It has not
been possible to start it.
The sewing clasa for mothers was or
ganized July 12.
Communities of any size when con
fronted with the problems of poverty,
congested living quarters. Ignorance and
Influx of alien races, have found that
In n-der to assure their future well
being they must protect the health of
the children. In public health move
ments, proper guidance and instruction
are eseiu.ial. Municipalities have found
that they must assume this function,
and in no oher line is the need more
imperative anc the results of more im
portance in iheir bearing on our future,
national progress than in the broad,
compiehtnsive. and consecutive care of
the health of children.
Therefore, when it became evident
that the little housewives' club could
net be started, the fact still remained
that there should be a class for these
children, and after careful thought, it
femed wisest to organize a class for
boys as well as gins. If you wish to
i-nprovc a race or improve livina con-ditioni--.
begin with the children; bet
ter resuiu -jwll be obtained. Stimulate
go;d ctizenship in a child and you
will have a clean city. Each club mem
Doubt as to His Leading the Army of
"Will Roosevelt lead the insurgents to
victory?" asks Jtf&son C. Welliver, in
Hampton's Magazine. "Perhaps no other
man," he goes on to say, "could lead the
new movement so strongly as Roose
velt, if he will but understand that the
movement has outgrown partisanship.
hpOmp frr&atar- tTian v.. tAr. TJrt wi.vr.4- I
lkno that the time is past for dealing.
a-... -a.. 0.1 uga. lj.c uiui. i
trading, trafficking, with the Cannons
and Aldriches. He did it for seven years
and proved a great bargainer in behalf
01 tne puouc interest. .But the spirit of becoming senator!
the new movement is smashing the an- "In Kansas, when Long was fight
cient veneration for party names. It is J ing for a .senatorial renomjnation,
full of the idea that parties are too , often Roosevelt's influence was thrown to
obstacles and too seldom In3trumenta- his side as against Bristow.
Ities for the accomplishment of results. "In Oklahoma, Roosevelt "was the lead
That Roosevelt has not cooperated er of opposition to a state constitution
with the independent forces for reform which Intelligent publicists have -widely
is a disappointing and amazing fact. accepted as the latest and most em
"Roosevelt among many other j phatlc word of progress In constitution
splendid characteristics, has a habit of making.
making himself equal to the emer- "In Pensylvania the exposure of the
gency, and It may be that he will prove J state capltol graft having endangered
himself able to change his past prac- j the Republican control of the state
tlces In regard to reformers. j Roosevelt spoke in favor of party regu-
"If, however, we examine his record larity at a time when every other leader
we will see that there is good ground j pf reform sincerely believed a Repub
for this charge that Roosevelt cannot Qlcan defeat would be a magnificent
brook competition in the business of re- ; Achievement for the cause of progress
forming. Take the case of La Follette. "In Massachusetts, Roosevelt has
Roosevelt and La Follette seemed to be ! always ' and uniformly been tKe friend
fighting for the same general ends. But ; and supporter of Henry CabStv Lodge,
La Follette vas always opposed by who is an absolutelv dependable Tory'
Roosevelt. The La Follette delegation j "To such men as Joseph & Cannon,"
to the Republican national convention ' James E. Watson and other-leaders of
of 1904 was thrown out of the conven- ! Torryism in congress. Roosevelt wrote
tion. The patronage and countenance ' letters which, nublishftr? ut the. hMrri, nf
of the national administration were
ClVen Without stint tn Snnnnar or V.n !
given without stint to Spooner and the !
"stalwarts" in their fight to kill off La
Follette. Every sympathy of Roosevelt
( was manifestly with the anti-La Follette
"In Iowa, likewise, during thelong,
heart breaking struggle which Cum
mins led for the destruction of the
railroad political oligarchy. Roosevelt
was always counted against Cumin
and for the oligarchy.
"In New York, Roosevelt and Hughes
did not 'get on' well. Roosevelt did
not understand the Hughes way; he op
posed Hughes's primary election pro
gram, which went to the very elemen
tal in the struggle to restore govern
ment to the hands of the people.. When
Hughes, despite this opposition, had
become so strong that he seemed abso-
lutely necessary to save New Tork, the j
From Moriarty (N. M.) Messenger.
Monday night the wind blew down
some chicken houses and sheds for Mr.
From Albuquerque (N. M.) Morning
The spelling reformers have devoted
much attention to a trifling little word
like "thru." If they would render a real
service, it is suggested they furnish an
acceptable abbreviated form of, for in
stance, the word "gubernatorial," or
"incomprehensibleness." Why pike, in
reforming the spelling?
PROBLEM EASILY- SOLVED.
From Ft. Sumner (N. M.) Index.
Have you noticed how many little
items are tucked away in corners of
the country papers about So and So's
irrigated garden looking fine? In the
older Irrigated sections men busy
their families and make good livings
on three and five acre ranches. That
much can be irrigated from wells.
When our people get over the half
section habit and irrigate a fer acres j
set wind DreaKs ana tnen with rougn
age and pasture keep some stock, the
country will begin to come into its
try 4o be decent and white; but oh, it's so 1
ber i5. in a way, a sanitary officer and
is pledged to assist the health depart
ment iu bringing about a cleaner south
Tlit- Prophylactic Club.
July IS the Prophylactic club was
organized. The club is made up of boys
and girls unoer Dr. Kluttz's" care at the
county ci'spnsary, therefore, the club
is another hnk in the chain of preven
tion. its motto is "A clean mind, a clean
body and a clean El Paso." Its objects
are: "Improving of living conditions on
the south side."
The members are boys and girls be
tween the ages of 8 and 12, and the en
rollment totals 50. The club colors are
green and white.
A prize is offered to the child point
ing out the most unsanitary place. A
prize is offered for the cleanest head,
the cleanest body, the cleanest home
and to the one making the greatest ef
fort to Improve his or her condition. To
accomplish all of this, they will need
first to be taught sanitation.
Monday afternoon we had a "tooth
brush drill" and they were given a les
son in the care of the teeth. Tooth
brushes and tooth powder were donated
x,. xth,. p. tiii . V.Q. laccnn
thv ;o toVon fnr n ,.,r Hflo tn Rronrl
View and in this way had two hours of
clean air. As we passed Mount Frank
lin, they were told that from this
mountain, lime -is obtained. The many
uses of lime to promote cleanliness was
explained to them
The class will meet once a week and
after the lesson in sanitation, will be
taken for a car ride. Donations of
prizes will be very acceptable. Fifty but
tons, bearing the name of the club, will
make 50 little hearts very glad and will
stimulate 50 good citizens.
Don't you wish to show you approve
of their obpect and don't you want to
help them "for a clean El Paso?"
Insurgency Is Raised in Magazine Article
politician in Roosevelt caused him to
but it war done: not thaT he loved
Hucrhes more, but defeat less
"In Illinois, when the better elements
were making a determined fight to un
horse senator Hopkins, Roosevelt made
TJT!-i -. , .. . .
xiupKins cimjrnian or tne committee on
resolutions of the 190S national con
vention. SrlvIllC him an InrtnrsBmont tli-it
resulted in Hopkins carrying the pri-
marles and the unspeakable Lorimer
crucial political campaigns, served as
InnronAntn n. T.(i,
ui. me reactionaries to
whom they were addressed
"In Cleveland, Roosevelt practically
commanded Theodore E. Burton to ac
cept the Republican candidacy for may
or against Tom L. Johnson, leader of
the remarkable reform and humanitarian
movement in that city. Burton had the
support of the municipal monopolies,
the 'regular' Republicans, and Roose
velt! And yet Johnson receieved nearly j
j-v.uuu majority 01 tne vote.
"In such cases as these Is summar
ized the whole case against Roosevelt
leadership. He is for reform, but too
often against the reformers. He ould
try to club reform out of Payne and
Cannon and Aldri.-h, and he has shown
disposition too often to snub La Fol
lette and Cummins and Tom Johnson
and others of their kind.
ADVERTISING AND BOOSTING.
From Douglas (Ariz.) International.
The El Paso Herald has run across
some interesting figures concerning
what is being done-throughout the coun
try in the work of advertising the re- J
sources and advantages of cities.
Commenting on these statistical facts
the Tucson Citizen says:
"Some people make the mistake of
confusing advertising with 'boosting.
The latter frequently does more harm
than good. Nothing can be gained by
sending broadcast a lot of literature
about this great southwestern country,
which is not borne out by facts. One
family atracted thither by false or ex
aggerated statements may retui-n to
thoir former home and give Arizona a
black eye that will discourage others
from ever coming out to see for them
selves." We heartily agree "with the remarks
concerning our boosting of the ad
vantages of any locality." What is known
as "boosting" Is not the best form of
advertising. To derive the best re
sults from advertising a city or com
munity mmt pursue the same course
as the enterprising merchant who ad
vertises his goods, tells exactly what
he has to offer the customer and is
sure that every statement will be veri
fied to all who are attracted.
Balfour Is Strong Leader
For Opposition In England Frederic
XVIIL THE BRITISH CRISIS.
LONDON, England, July 23. Ar- ne "ent to the Berlin congress as
thur James Balfour, leader of the j secretary to his uncle v. ho, with Dls
nnnncitinn in r,n-Homor,t noin . rapli. rfnrfKeii tprl ln rln.nd- Therft hft
of the Conservative party, and the po
litical head of the Ceil family, is the
incarnation of all that one has been
taught to believe goes to makes up an
J English gentleman. As a matter of fact,
' he is nor English at all, but Scotch. He
was born in 184S in a house hard by
Castle Douglas, where the sad tragedy
of Mary Queen of Scotts was enacted.
On one side lies the picturesque slope
of the Lainermoor. and on the other
j the banks of the Firth of Fourth,
wmen hows toward the rtortn Sea, to be
seen in the distance. It has been said
that this birthplace with its historic and
aristocratic traditions has had much to
do Tvjh shaping the intellectual per
sonality of the great Tory statesman.
Mr. Balfour is a strange combination
of a strong man of action, posiitve
and determined; and a dreaming phil
osopher, never quite sure of anything.
These traits may have come to him
when he breathed in the Scottish mists
burdened with tales of romance and
strength, stories of nij-stlcisni and
Trained For Public Service.
But if he owes his mental makeup
to his Scottish birthright, itl is certain
that he owes his politfeal prominence
to the fact that his mother was a Cecil,
a daughter of the second Marquis of
Salisbury Mr. Balfour's mother, be
fore her son was out of kilts, began to
train him for the public service in that
practical fashion practiced only by
British women ' ot, the "ruling classes."
From the time he could talk he was
made to take an interest in agriculture,
and his duties and responsibilities as
a landlord were never forgotten.
When he was 12 years old, young Bal
four delivered his first speech an ad
dress to his tenants. He never has
progressed beyond the precepts of his
mother, and his potions concerning
the relation of land owners to the
nation are the same which he expressed
i " "" "hi opecua MJien ne ias a.
1&d f 12' Th'l. faCt, in itself, IS an
indication of Mr. Balfour's fitness to
command the complete and unquestion
ing loyalty of every British TorvJ
His mother possessed the highest ideals !
of her class, and while insisting al-
ways upon her peculiar privileges, she
"""1- "U1. u,u 3"e permii. ner
awn iu lurfrer, me ueoi owed to tne
lower classes. During the terrible cot- 1
ton famine caused by tne Civil war in
the United States, she made her son
Arthur do .'the work pf the house,
black the boots and clean the knives.
This was to show her sympathy for the
But only a British mind. Torv at
that, can explain why, when half of
England -was starving because there
was no work for the workmen. Lady
j Blanche Balfour should have econ
omized by making her sondo the work
of the servants. Nevertheless the
story is told to show the keen sym
pathy of the Balfour tribe for the
Studious ns a Youth.
Young Balfour went to Eton where.
curloualy enough, he was fag to Lord
iiaiuuuiiui., nnu nun is me conserva
tive leader in the house of lords,
second in command to Balfour In the
Tory ranks. At IS Balfour entered
Cambridge. His health was delicate,
and he took no part In the college
sports, this being the only blot on the
record of his youth which even Tnn.-
enthusiasm cannot wipe out. He be-j
came a recluse and devoted himself to
the study of philosophy and the writ
ing of sonnets.
When he became 21, according t,o f of parliament last December by ignor
ancient custom, he gave a great feast in constitutional precedent and re
for his tenants at the Manor of Whit- iecting the Budget, Mr. Balfour was
tmrrhanie. At that festival the late
.L.ora sansDury, Mr. Balfour's uncle,
was present. Young Balfour made a
typical speech to his tenants, and then,
still according to custom, the spokes
man for the tenantry humbly thanked
the young squire for his gracious words
and prayed that the young man would
follow in the footsteps of his father
and take the first onnortunitv of
entering parliament. This appeal of
the tenantry was seconded bV Lord
Salisbury-, still according to custom.
Butj young Balfour's tastes vere not
political and parliamentary life held 1
no charm for him
Maiden Speech Disappointing.
However, Lord Salisbury, whatever
he may have thought of the divine
right of kings, had an abiding faith
In the peculiar fitness .of the Cecil
family to rule over England. He con
tinued to insist that his nephew enter
politics, and at last, in 187S. Mr. Bal
four yielded and was returned without
opposition as member for Hertford.
During the first two years he rarely
attended the sittings of the house and
spent most of his time in taking a
trip around the world. It was not
until the third session of his member
ship that he made his maiden speech.
His proud uncle gathered all the
members together to hear Arthur In
augurate his great career. The young
man arose and read a long and dismal
treatise on bimetallism. His friends J
were grievously disappointed and his
uncle was all but furious. He con-
tinued to do nothing until 1S79, when
CAUSE OF HYDROPHOBIA.
Editor El Paso Herald;
What more will it take for the people
of El Paso to awaken io their duty of
demanding the extermination of the
hundreds of worthless dogs that are in
our midst. Not later than Thursday I
witnessed one of the most horrible
deaths I ever saw. A bright little boy
9 years of age, bitten by a dog about
the first of June, developed hydropho
bia from which disease ho died Thurs
day night. The life of one child is
worth all the dogs in tho city of El
There Is a number of theories re
garding the origin of the disease, but
I believe It is caused by the kind of
food the dog eats. Quite a number
of dogs are poorly fed, and they s
about the streets eating all kinds of
rotten meats and decaying matter.
Hydrophobia is an acute disease of
the warm blooded animals and is de
pendent upon a specific virus and com
municated by inoculation to man. The
I disease is very variously distributed. In i
Little Editorials By Herald Readers
Russia It is said to be very common. of southwest Texas for their loyal sup
In North Germany it is extremely rare. port of (our beloved) Colquitt by re-
owing to the wise provision that all
dogs shall be muzzled. In England
and France it is much more common
because the law is not enforced.
Canines are especially liable to tho j
disease. It is found most frequently
in the dog, the cat and the wolf. From
acquired a taste for foreign politics.
and began for the first time to show
promising- signs of a career.
When he returned to .England he
created a great stir, and made a con
siderable name for himself, but not in
politics. He published a book en-
j f itled "Defence of Philosophic Doubt. '
For tnis he was denounced as an
atheist on the one hand and lauded
as a profound philosopher on the
: ovias ionrcmu forces.
J But the dawn of his political career
was at hand. He attached himself,
with Sir Henry Wolfe and Sir John
Gorst, to the political fortunes of Lord
Randolph Churchill, forming the famous
Fourth Party, vThlch, although it
neve- had but four members, changed
forever the current of British politics
Lord Randolph Churchill captained the
many filibusters untertaken by the
tiny party, while Mr. Balfour de
voted himself to foreign affairs.
When the Irish question became
vital, Mr. Balfour suddenly and without
warning, asumed the lead and made a
terrific attack on the Liberal govern
ment. He was hailed then as a man
J of rising power, and three years later
111s uncle, Lord Salisbury, then Prime
Minister, took his nephew into
cabinet without protest. He filled
several minor places in the ministry
and in 1891 became First Lord of the
Treasury and assumed the leadership
of the Conservative party in the Com
mons. When Gladstone was returned to
power in 1S92 he became the leader of
the Opposition. His party returned to
power in 1S95, and seven years later he
succeeded his uncle as prime minister
and held that position until th Liberal
party returned to power. Since that
time he has been the acknowledged
head of his party, and as such is now
leading the forces opposed to the coali
tion of Liberals, Laborites and Irish
African AVar Benefits Balfour.
As an administrative officer in the
cabinet Mr. Balfour was highlv suc
cessful. His greatest trial was during
j the dark days of the South African
war. England was wholly unprepared
tor the struggle with Boers which -was
precipitated by Englishmen who relied
too much upqn their inherent superior
ity and paid too little attention to
actual conditions. On the whole, it
may be said that Mr. Balfour came
through the ordeal the only member
of the government Increased in stature
and wisdom by the events of ihat
certainly ne was most successful
i'nnen contrasted with the inefficient
Lord Lansdowne and the incompetent
Lord Mllner. When the Boer war was
"over Lord Salisbury, heavy with years,
retired from public life and his mantle
fell on the shoulders of his nephew,
while the vthole Tory party applauded.
It was another proof of the peculiar fitr
ness of the Cecil family to rule over
I long after Balfour came to the
the war against Free Trade by bring
ing torward hl scheme for .tariff re
form. The tariff question had been re
garded as settled for half a century
and Mr. Balfour begged the question.
Then came the revolt of Winston
Churchill, and the recrudescence of
the Liberal party The Conservatives
were overthrown and the Liberals came
back into power with an enormous
When the Lords forced the dissolution-!
nlortd tn o TAntvlfrt. Ar.S:n. 11 .
.iv,v.i .,j i jjci.una.1 yuaiuuu. AiluOUgu
professing to be a "House of Commons
man," he was compelled to go back on
the record of his speeches for 30 years
and take up the cudgels in behalf or
the lords. He was forced also to
adopt Mr. Chamberlain's Tariff Reform
Attempts Straddllns: Policy
aac luugiu imougn me ensuing gen
eral election campaign in a masterly
fashion, although it was plainly to be
seen that he had no heart for the
Tariff Reform program upon which he
was forced to base his hopes of sue
cess. His speeches in the campaign
are monumental examples of "how not
to say it." But Mr. Balfour was
mightily In earnest in the belief that
the ruling classes in England must be
confirmed in their political privileges.
He was earnest in the belief that
democracy means ruin, and that any
attempt to disturb the relation be
tween property and government is to
Invite anarchy and chaos. And because
he believed these things the Tories
followed him gladly.
Mr. Balfour is a Celt He never has
been anything but a Scotchman, and
Scotchman will he be to the end, but
his Celtic blood tells most in his love
for controversial theology and a good
game of golf. When it "comes to poli
tics he is an Englishman and a Cecil,
and he believes, as did his uncle that
It is the peculiar business of the
Cecil family to regulate the affairs of
the British Empire,
Tomorrow XIX. David Llovd-GnriA
I the fact that the cat and wolf eats
the dead, decaying meats, it proves to
my mind that the worthless, hungry
dog eats the same character of food
that the wolf and cat eats, which
causes hydrophobia to develop in each
In proof of this theory, the dog that
Is well cared for rarely develops the
disease. No one knows whose little
precious child will be the next to suc
cumb to this awful death.
All dogs should be muzzled when
allowed to $o' on to ithe streets., and
those that are not muzzled should be
Dr. J. A. Hedrick.
A LESSON IN HISTORY.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Will you please print this open let
ter to candidate Davidson? His scorn
ful references to German-American
citizens are resented down this way.
To R. V. Davidson. Candidate for
vernor. Sir: You have reDeatedlv
Insulted the. adopted American citizens
ferring to them in a scornful manner
Comparatively speaking, Americans
are a very young nation. Only a few
generations ago all Americans
..w. .it..;.o. .rv.m praj wnat are you.
R. V. Davidson? Perhaps with your
f ir n cm Af 1 n- .
Miss Tawney Apple wrote her name 01
n ogrg: last Toveniber an' t'day she got
a letter from an octor. Yonng Lafe Bud
has dropped out o' th.' Elks an' joined a
coonskin coat of arms you claim to b
a proud "Anglo-Saxon-American."
Xow comes the point I wish to accent
uate: If it were not for the Germans
there would be no Anglo-Saxons. I am,
going to prove this assertion by his
tory beyond a shadow qf doubt.
Fifteen hundred years ago there were
powerful and warlike German tribes
living in North Germany on the shores
of the North sea. Two of the tribes named
the Angles and the Saxons, under the
leadership of their chief Hengulst, em
barked for England to fight the native
Britons who were totally defeated by
the Germans. The victorious Angles
and Saxons remained and ruled In con
quered England, hence the Geraian An
gles and Saxons are the true ancestors
of the Anglo-Saxons.
R, "V". Davidson, your name gives you
away; evidently your origin must be In
the lost tribe of Israel.
An adopted citizen who works to
build up Texas, paying his taxes, who
is lawabiding, and who Is willing In
case of need to spill his blood in de
fense of his adopted country. Is cer-
I tainly the equal of any native citizen,
ana as a matter of justice, the accident
of birthplace ought not to operate
Remember R. V. Davidson, a man is
a man, no matter where his cradle
H. W. Stroter, Sr.
Austin, Texas, July 23.
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of floy
This Cate 1S96. Gclj
Last night the McGInties held their
blowout at the club gardens and had the
usual good time. Rain in the early part
of the evening Interfered with the pro
gram fOr a Whllf. "RVr? ITaMmon mo,T'
Jtfaehit of the evening with, his-sleight
J of Rand performance.
Capt. Young has presented a petition
to the mayor requesting that he be ap
pointed chief of pollcer
The city council last night authorized
the mayor to execute a contract with
superintendent Watts to supply water
to the city, at a rate of $5500 per year
and to consumers at 15 cents per 1000
The river is running fairly high since
Alderman Whitmore Is having the
gutters on San Antonio street cleaned
County judge F. E. Hunter this morn
ing granted P. Kirk letters of admin
istration in the estate of Jerry Sulli
van, and Kirk furnished bond In the
sum of S6000. H. B. Stevens, D Y. Had
ley and A. M. Loomis -were appointed
Frank Morris fell from a work train
m the Santa Fe yards this afternoon,
narrowly escaping: serious injury.
W. W. Turney, of El Paso, was nom
inated at the Democratic convention in
Del Rio today to represent this dis
trict in the state senate, succeeding J
Metal market: Silver, SS 7-Sc; lead,
$l!.S5; copper, 10 l-2c; Mexican pesos,
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