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Friday, July 29, 1910.
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The Moving Pictures
TJEEfmoving picture business is one that must be reckoned with. The prize
fight picture agitation proves this in itsef, but. there are other features to
the pictures that -need consideration.
"Movin- pictures are more .degrading than the dime novel," says Prof. William
A. McKeeve'r, the well known author and philosopher in August Good Housekeep
ing magazine. , . ,,
"It is a reat popular craze popular partly because it is, cheap, but chietlj
because of the fact of its realistic nature. For some generations in this country
we were called upon to do battle with the yellow- back-the dime novel-which
frrnt has been practically won by us. The cheap, trashy story has at last been
driven into the more remote aiid less enlightened corners of the flimsy periodicals.
But precisely of the same character as the cheap story, and ten times more pois
onous and hurtful to character m its results, is the moving picture show when in
the hands of a man whose first concern is to draw a crowd and make it pay.
"If the citizens of any community should, assemble with he purpose of laying
plans and devising means whereby to teach immorality, obscenity and crime, I can
ihink 6f no better way definitely and certainly to bring about such results than
the use of the moving picture show as it is now conducted. The motto of these
moving -picture organizations might be this: 'A red light district in easy reach of
every home. See the murders and the debauchery whale you wait. It is only a
"Thev represent real flesh and blood forms and impart their lessons directly
through the-senses. The dime novel cannot 'lead, the boy farther than his limited
imagination wall allow him to go, but the moving- picture -forces upon his view
scenes that are new; they give him the first hand experience.''
The pictures are likeeverything else that has been brought out for public cater
ing; they will- have to be watched and kept within bounds. There is no reason
why the picture shows should notbe moral and entertaining, but, like "literature,"
they must be watched and censored. Train robberies, murders and holdups, when
shown before the young eyes in the moving picture house3 certainly cannot elevate
the children who look upon them; they ought not to be shown and, while the state
legislature is passing a law against prize fight pictures, it might go a step further
ana prohibit the showing of pictures of train robberies and crimes of all charac-1
ters. Many states, have enacted such laws; one state makes it against the law to
show a picture of anything which is gainst the law in that commonwealth. This
might not be a bad idea anyhow, the movingpicture ought to be regulated.
Clean pictures afford a wholesome entertainment, but there are many that
ought not to be shown.
El Paso can furnish the prohibitionists a candidate for governor, if they wish
and then go right on and vote for an anti for the place.
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Wendling, the Louisville murderer, has been found more times than Br. Crippen
but Dr. Crippen will be located as many times as the Lpuisvjlle man when he
has been at large that long, so there is no use getting fussed over it. Probably
both are enjoying some quiet chuckles to themselves, at the expense of the ener
Tucson has enough money left over from the past year's school fund to pay
off the teachers "the first month this f alL If anything like that ever happened in
EI Paso, somebody would have a fit.
New Mexico still has millions of acres of public lands awaiting the coming, of
homesteaders, and there is no place the homesteaders could go to find a better lo
cation than on some of this free New Mexico real estate.
The Woman Who Works
THERE are plenty of problems in the United States. There is the negro prob
lem, the labor problem, and thanks to president Taft's discovery the so
Still, sociologists have discovered a new problem. , It is the woman problem,
and is today receiving the best attention of advanced thinkers. Briefly and point
edly, it is a "whopper-"
- "When women advanced into a man's work, the men did not dream what it
would mean. "Woman's suffrage had been talked of as a theory, but the idea of
mother and sister going to vote was, at first, funny, then a bit strange.
But now women" are doing men's work. There are enough of them to speak
with some kind of authority, laborers and property owners- They are coming back
at man with the "taxation without representation" propaganda. And it is a
Looking backward into yesterday, the cool headed students of the subject have
endeavored to learn the "why" of the condition. Why did women leave the home,
and compete with man? Most men. may believe that it is because they wanted to;
that the "new woman" is to blame.
But it seems not so. The same industrial turmoil, occasioned by the advance
of machinery and the aggregation of great wealth, has affected woman as well as
man- She has been driven into the world by the same process which has caused
unemployment of men, through strikes or natural causes.
And with the advance of woman into the turmoil of life, come a hundred and
one byproducts. There come the breaking up of home life, the impossibility of
many men to marry on account of small wages, and the union of women who work
with men who work, a new thing.
In all, it is a complex question and will not be settled in a day. Its solution
will come only by unbiased probing into the cause. Is it industrial or social?
It wasn't necessary for Bryan to say he hadn't quit
arhen he was licked.
We all' hope that the New York bankers will see the feasibility of Dr. Pear-
's transcontinental plan and carry out the big railway dream of the Canadian
financier, with El Paso on the line.
The Democrats seem to be in hard straits. When they met in Wisconsin yes
terday in state convention, they couldn't think of anybody alive wortn- eulogizing,
so they talked about a dead man.
It's no wonder that people in- El Paso take so readily to politics. Here we are
almost in the storra center of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas politics, to say noth
ing of what we get in tips from one 'Porfirio Diaz. Why shouldn't politics bd
natural for El Pasoans!
to subscribe for
The Herald should
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can show that he
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ized by the El
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Bryan nevendid kno
IXG me something low and tender, sing it softly, Susan Jane, for I could not
bear the splendor of a loud heroic strain. In the beauty of the gloaming
"' .when the gold is in the west, and the airships cease their droming (that's a
word I've just impressed), when the glowing stars are watching from the skies
they long have lit. and I sit here slowly scratching where the doggone chiggers
bit, let your song be sweet and swaying that will give ni' soul
twca ivliilo T Rrjitoh with one hand anravini fhirafr lotion 'neath
my. clothes. Sometimes when the day is dying, and the mystic
breezes blow, and my world-nvxm heart is sighing for the rest it
may not know, of the stars I ask this question: "W'Qiy were chiggers
Nii-qt Virrn V Tlir- nrp wnrso thrin inrir-f ion fipivipr than ail rtcllinn
.V.i v,.... ...j 0 , -- w
J - corn. They are worse than jumping measles, than a bunion on the
tongue; in the name of toads and teazles, why were chiggers ever sprung!" Sing
a song of vanished faces and of happy days at home, while I scratch the itching
places with a good stiff cuny-comb.
Copyright, 1910. . by George Matthews
e a trice1 h airtax 0N E mnAK
I ONCE visited a wise woman who was
immensely popular with men.
Her son's business kept him in
town all summer, so she remained with
Tou could not call her a summer girl,
as she was well over sixty, but you cer
tainly might have called hor a summer
She lived in a city in the western part
of the state, and her beautiful house
had a wide veranda.
" Every summer that veranda was made
into a luxurious sitting room. It was
gay with rugs" and cushions, swinging
seats, comfortable chairs.
Here the wise woman held court every
evening, andthe men flocked about her
like bees after a flower.
Many of the girls the men knew had
loft town for the summer, but the wise
woman always had a few nice girls to
help entertain the men. And what a
good time those girls had!
A Mascnet for Lonely Men.
The men were lonely; their mothers
and "sister were out of town, and they,
Its sweetness Is unspoiled and she
opens Iser heart lo it like a
flower to the sun.
By Anton Tschekoff
Judge Posudin -was slowly driving
tmrarfs the little ' countrj- seat of j
Nikolskojo in the rumbling wagon of
a peasant. The day before he had re
ceived an anonymous letter denouncing
certain irregularities by several gov
ernment officials of the town, and wish
ing to take them by surprise, he had
left the train at a small station and was
now approaching the town strictly in
cognito, as was necessary to get to the
bottom of the matter.
"This time they are not going to es
cape," he mumbled to himself. "The ras
cals think they are safe, but they -niU
find out thev have made a mistake when
( I suddenly appear unannounced among
After eniovinsr his anticipated victory
ua thnmrht it would be fun to have I
a talk with his driver, and, as he want
ed to hear something about his own
popularity he asked the peasant:
"Do you know Posudin?"
"I have never seen him.Y came the
j reply from the grinning dtlver, "but
1 Knew nim wen euuujju umci x"c-
"What makes you laugh so?"
"Your question. Of course I must
know the man who is the judge of all
of us. It is my duty to know him, 1
might almost say
"Yes, that Is right enough But how
is he? Is he clever?"
"Yes, he is clever enough in liis way,"
said the driver "with a yawn, "and he
knows his business all right. He has
been here only a little morethan two
years and has done quite a lot."
"How do you mean?"
"Well first of all, he got us a rail
road and we are very glad of that. The
judge -u e had before him was'a regular
cheat and rascal, but you can't bribe
Posudin. You may offer him one hun
dred, nay a thousand roubles and he
won't look at the money."
"I am glad the people think that of
me, anyway," thought Posudin tri
umphantly. "And he is a very ojlly and pleasant
chap," the driver continued, "noth
ing stuck up about him at all. If one
of u? comes to make a complaint he
shakes hands and asks him to sit down
and as soon as he hears of anything
wrong off he goes like greased light
ning. It Is only too bad that he
"Good heavens," thought Posudin.
Aloud he said: "And how do you know
that I that he drinks?"
"I do not know for sure for I have
never seen Kim, but everybody knows
he drinks. You see when he is away
from home he never takes anything
strong, but he makes up for it inside
his own four walls. As soon as he opens
his eyes in the morning he ascs for
vodka and he keeps up drinking all
day long. When the other one Tas
drinking he let everybody see it, but
this one. looks himself up in his room
and he has had a tank made in his desk
with a rubber tube, so h can suck hi
vodka when he is workins, and he has
were very grateful for the warm wel
come and the jolly evenings they spent
on the veranda.
j Not -a few romances began on that
veranda. The wise lady made an ideal
jchaperoni she was always on hand, but
she never intruded.
"I want the girls who have to spend
the summer in town to have a good
time," she said. "Also it teaches these
young men to appreciate some of the
girls they have always passed by as un
She was quite right, for men do pass
by many wonderfully fine girls, simply
because they are too blind to see behind
a plain face or a shy manner.
Naturally, the pretty girls attract at
tention; but open your eyes young men,
and lo.ok well at the plain girls before
you decide that you cannot waste time
in cultivating their acquaintance.
A plain face, transfigured by the love
of wifehood and motherhood, can be
come very lovely. And the loveliness is
all owing to the man who awakens it.
The beautiful soul lies there ready,
waiting for love's magic touch to bring
it to life.
When a plain girl suddenly becomes
beautiful, it is because she loves.
Saw Only the Beauty of Soul.
I know of one man who became en
gaged, and when he told his sister of
his engagement, she very thoughtfully
said something about the girl being so
"Plain!" the man exclaimed in aston
ishment. "What do you, mean? How
could any one with such a soul in her
face be plain?"
The moment you love a person, you
cease to think of them as pjaln, you
love them for their Inner not their
The worst punishment that could
happen to any human being would be to
go through life without having loved.
The crowning love is to be loved in
return, but even unreciprocated love is
a wonderful, beautiful thing.
The plain girl does not always receive
as much attention as her pretty sister.
So many men. make love to the pretty
girl that love-making loses its novelty.
Even when the right man comes his
story is an old one; she has heard it
scores of times.
A Wondrous Tale to Her.
But to the plain girl, it may be a new
and wondrous tale. Its ecstacy and
sweetness are all unspoiled for her, and
she opens her ,heart to It. like a flower
to the sun.
The wise woman told me many things
as we sat through long summer morn
ings on that pretty veranda.
"I was a very plain girl myself," she
said, "but I have been ar very happy
wife and mother. That is the reason
why I try to open the eyes of my 'Sum
mer boys,' as I call them, to the possi
bilities that lie latent in the plain girl."
Daily Short Story
had the same thing in his carriage."
"Good- Lord," Posudin thought, "how
does he know all that. He even knows
about the tank that's awful."
"And he can't stand for a good look
ing woman," the driver continued with
a grin. "He has two of them living
wf;th him. One of them, Anastatia
Ivanovna, is supposed to be his house
keeper, and the other what's her name
now? Yes Ludmilla Somonova is In his"
office. But It is Anastatia that runs the
house. He Is completelj in her pocket
and must. obey her slightest wink. Then
he has still another She lives in Iver
rel street in the red corner house."
"Why he even knows their names
and where they live," thought Posudin
who grew more and more confused.
"How the devil does a peasant knoc all
that? It is disgusting."
"How do you know all that?? he ask
ed in an irritated voice. v
"Why everybody knows it. His own
servants tell it everywhere. Even Anas
tatia is boasting of her good fortune,
to anyone Tiho cares to listen. Then it
is also his habit to try to surprise peo
ple. As soon as he hears anything is
wrong, he sneaks away' from home and
boards a train, but he always gets off
at a small station and goes on not by
stage, but by tarantas hired from the
peasants. He turns up his coat collar
and changes his voice and then the
feol thinks nobody knows him."
"But how do they know him?"
"Oh, that is easy. When he gets to
some country station, there is always
something wrong. It -is either fbo hot
or too cold and he never likes the air.
Then he always asks for chicken and
cucumber a-ad and as soon as a travel
er asks for that at a station, thej' know
it" is Posudin. But we also know the
smell of him and besides he als,o ieads
in bed. Before he goes to bed he sprink
les himself with some kind of per
fume and then he lies reading long
after midnight. Oh he is dead easy?"
"That is true enough," thought Posu
din, "I wish I had known all that be
"But we have other ways of finding
him out. We have the telegraph th.it
always tellswhen he Is coming, and when
he arrives everything i In the best of
order. Now, today, for Instance, I come
to the station with an empty taraitas
to drive for you and I meet a waiter
trotting along the road carrying a
"Where are you going,"
" 'I am carrying home
wine to town," he answers.
" 'They expect Posudin today.
"'Isn't that great?
"Perhaps he has not even started yet
and they already have the chickens,
the salmon, the caviar and the wine
ready for -him. He thinks he is going
to surprise them and they laugh and
" 'You ust come on, old boy, every
thing is ready to welcome you.
"Turn around your horses at once,"
roars Posudin. "Turn around on the
spot and drive back to the station, you
THE DIVISION OF CLASSES
IN ENGLISH BAR ROOMS jJLe
XXIV The British Crisis I
T ONDOX, Eng., July 29. Tradi-
. tinn tells of an Englishman who
1 v'sited America and wont back!
home to report that the chief difference
between England and tlre Unitea
States was that in his own country the
barmaid measured your whisky and
let you pour your own water, while
in America a barman measured your
water and let you pour your t)wn whis
ky. Startling as this difference may
have appeared in his eyes, it is cer
tain that an. American in England, even
if he confined his investigations only
to barrooms, would And many differ
ences quite as amazing.
Everybody who knows anything at
all about barrooms knows that they
abound in that intangible pigment
called "local coior." As 'the traveler
faring in a strange country, if he De
courteous, is wont to pledge his host
In the wine of that country, so every
nook and corner of the tippling wond
has its own peculiar methods and cus
toms of selling and drinking liquors.
The "New Yorker in San Francisco is
astonished when invited by a bartender
to pour his poison out of an innocent
silver teapot directly into the highball
glass without the intervention of a
small whisky glass for measuring pur
poses. The San Franciscan In New
York is none the less astonished by
the appearance on the bar of the use
less small glass, and he pours his drink
awkwardly from the bar bottle upon
the ice with an accuracy of judgment
that is its own reward.
English vs. American Saloons.
But the barrooms of England, par
ticularly those of, London, are wholly
unlike the saloons of the United States.
In all other countries, east or west, all
men are equal before the shrine of
Bacchus and there is a democratic
freemasonry among drinking men
which, wipes- out all distinctions of
-There was once a learned lawyer in
Mississippi who sometimes looked too
long upon the wine when it was red.
His family and friends attempted to
smeia mm irom temptation, and when i
there was work for him to do, (none
of the local bartenders would snppiy
his demand when he fiad gone be
yond a certain mellow stage. On-J
day, being possessed of a terrific
thirst, he gave a dollar to a miserable j
hobo who chanced to pass by, and
asked the tramp to buy a bottle of
whisky and bring it back to him in
the court house yard. The judge was
an aristocrat of the ante-bellum south
ern type whose ordinary bearing was
dignified to the point of austerity. But
now he was in his cups. The ragged
hobo brought back the liquor and he
and the judge drank deeply. Then,
t thick as thieves, they went to s-leep
together on the court house green. Af
ter awhile they awakened, each with
a burning thirst. The judge in his
cavalier fashion asked the tramp to
drink first. As the bottle left his lips,
it fell from his shaking fingers to the
Alter the Honeymoon
EL.EN, where did you put my
Tour shoe trees? I haven t
'Haven't seen any? Why, I have
three or four pairs; they were in that
big canvas trunk." ,
"But that hasn't been unpacked yet.
Don't vou remember you said leave
that to" the last that it held mostly
your winter clothes and things you
-trmilrln't npd KOOn?"
"Well, I forgot about the shoe trees, j
We'll have to get them out.
Helen assented eagerly. She loved
to unpack and handle his things; It
seemed to bring her nearer to him
to make her position of wife more
sweet and intimate. One of her great
est pleasures since their marriage had
been in unpacking and arranging his
clothes and books in their new home.
When he had packed these things,
she would tell herself, he had done it
alone. And now she, his .wife, was
unpacking them! They belonged now
to her, too!
A Surrounding Glamour.
man's wardrobe and possessions
-ars always full of Interest and charm
for his young wife. Just the mascur
Unity of it all appeals to "her. His
shaving apparatus, his collars and ties
and militarv brushes all these things
are surrounded with a glamour, both
because they are essentially masculine
and because they are his.
Tiion snnnt hours lingering over.
them, arranging and rearranging them
in his chiffonier and ciotnes cioseu
She found many things, college and
schoolbov trophies that seemed to take
her into periods of his life in which
he had had no place, and of which,
until now. she had been vaguely jeal
ous. So she greeted joyfully the thought
of another trunk to be opened and
more things of his which she had not
"Where are the keys? I think there s
some Vests in that trunk which I want
Thv went into the little room they
i,.3 meorvixi fnr a storeroom. Later.
on it was to be turned into an extra
bedroom, but just now it was full of
packing boxes and trunks.
Unlocking the Trunk.
He dragged the canvas-trunk toward
the window, unfastened the iron
clamps and then tried tot unlock it.
But the key would not turn. He shook
the lock, lifted It up and pressed
down, but still the key remained fixed.
"Perhaps that isn't the right key,
dear." she suggested.
"It's the key. all right, but the
lock's been sprung."
Then he tried to force it, but with
out success. His face was flushed
now and he was fast losing patience.
"Have you a chisel around here? It
"T don't think we have a chisel."
"Well, what have you got." irritably, j
"that I can slip under here?"
"Would a tack hammer do?" anx
iously. "The end you draw tacks
"Let's see it," briefly.
She hurried into the kitchen and
"That?" contemptuously, holding up
a meager little tack hammer. "Got
it at the 10 cent store, didn't you?
When you buy tools, don't you know
enougn to Duy gooa onesr
ground and was broken into bits. In
stantly the judge's demeanor changed.
He drew himself up to his full height
and In a voice of steel said: "Sir, I ask
you to leave me. The tie that bound
us has been broken."
IS'ot Democratic Drinkers.
London is devoid even of this de
mocracy of drinking. Its barrooms are
strained and classified, not only in
keeping with their situation in the var
ious quarters of the city ranging from
the slums of Whitechapel to the pal
aces of the West End, but each partic
ular barroom injitself accentuates the
class of distinction of Its customers.
Possessed of a penny, which is two
cents in.' American money, the poverty
stricken but thirsty Hooligan may en
ter at the door labeled "public bar."
Inside he may impinge upon the pol
ished oak of the bar and for his one
nonnv fh Vmrmjiir" tvill serve him with
a glass of bitter ale. And- then he.
may take his ease in the inn, the equal
socially and otherwise of every "other
man in that particular room.
The Room Beyond.
But if he will lean over the bar he
will see another room but half con
cealed by a separating partition and a
narrow glass screen "set on the bar.
That room is entered from the street ;
through a portal bearing the legend
"private bar." The same barmaid serves
the same bitter ale from the same cask
over a continuation of the same bar to
the patrons of this more exclusive j
nook, and for each glass she charges
tuppence, which i3, being interpreted, j
two pence or four cents.
If the Hooligan has another penny
and will buy another glass of "bit
ter" and will crane his neck over the
bar and look in another quarter he
will discover still another room, a much
more pretentious room, a room fitted
with tables and chairs, and perhaps
with a bit of carpet. This last room
also is reached from the outside, per
haps through a long corridor, and over
its entrance is the sign, "Saloon bar."
This is the very haunt of the aristoc
racy, for once within its sacred walls
the same glass of bitter," served by
the same barmaid from the same cask
over a continuation of the same bar
will cost the purchaser no less than
"thruppence," which is to say three
pence or six cents.
The Famous jBamialdx. -
The barmaid flits from one end of
her domain, pulling the polished han
dles of her beer pumps, or perhaps
pouring whisky from a tank with an
automatic measuring attachment and
cutting the wires from about the heads
of soda bottle';. She Ijas a smile for
the one penny man. a smile and a word
for him with the tuppence; and a smile
and a word and a wink and perhaps a
joke for the gentleman with a silver
thruppence. But never does she for
get the distinctions that are there.
Never does she forget that society, is
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Mabel Herbert Urner
"I didn't buy that," apologetically,
"I think Anna did." .
The Hammer Breaks.
"Well, one of the first things you
should havebought was a good box of
household tools from some reliable
hardware ' dealer. How do you expect
to fix things up here without anything
to 'work with? Now, you see about
"I wijl, dfaij" conciliajtorlly," "the
very first thing." as she meekly picked
up the despised tack hammer he had
thrown on the floor.
"Here, give me that! I'll see what
I can do."
He tried to insert the claw edge
under the lock, but each time it would
slip. He was growing more and more
impatient- Finally he gpt it under,
gave an upward pressure and the
handle broke, one end flying up and
hitting him in the face.
Furious, he sprang to "his feet with
an oath. "That's a d thing to give
a man to open a trunk with! You
ought to knpw better than that.
You squander all kinds of money on
all sorts of foolish things, but when
It comes to buying a few decent house
hold tools a miserable little 10 cent
tack hammer is the best you can do"
"Oh. did it hurt you?" Thinking
only of that and not of his unreason
ablenss in blaming her. "Did it hurt
"No; but it wasn't your fault that it
didn't. Nowl IJ1 get something to
open that blamed lock or I'll know the
He strode out in the .hall and rang
the bell fiercely. The "elevator came
"Here," giving the boy a quarter.
"Go down and burrow from the Janitor
a chisel and hammer good strong
ones do you hear? And hurrj about
it, too. I'll wait here."
In a few moments the boy came up
with a long chisel and a big. fierce
He took them into the store room
where Helen was waiting nervously.
"Now, I guess we'll get this open,"
He slipped the chisel under the lock
and struck it viciously with the ham
mer. "Oh, dear don't don't you'll break
He glared att her.
"Who's doing this, you or I?"
She shrank back.
He gave the chisel anotherstroke
this time it slipped out and hit the
trunk. Then, with a muttered oath
he ihrew down the hammer and with
all liis strength wrenched up the lock
with the chisel, leaving the trunk
marred and' the lockK shattered.
Then he threw open the lid with
such force that it was almost torn
from the hinges in the back, i
"You can get out those things when
you get ready! I've had enough of
this." And he strode out of the room.
slamming the door hard.
Helen leaned her head against the
open trunk and sobbed weakly. There
is nothing that so unnerves a woman
as an exhibition of unreasonable" un
controlable rage on the part :of the
man she loves.
To Helen this was as yet a new ex-;
perience. And it had left her sick at
Th feller that's Interested Ih his
vrorfe don't care what time 'tis. Sprayia
won't kill a humbug.
(All communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest is made).
OBSERVATIONS IN CALIFORNIA
Editor El Paso Herald:
The municipal governments of Cali
fornia have done their duty, regard
less of politics, which word Is really not
nice. Streets are graded, curbed ana
sidewalks of cement are made clear to
the city limits and many places far
beyond the limits.
Most of the streets are asphalt paved;
the few remaining Petrolithics are a
Grading, curbing and foot walk pav
ing by the municipality, causes a cor
rect use of the grades, when owners im
prove their property. Their lawns are
really not as good as ours can be made
The wire grass foundation with clover
topping, is not as good as bermuda with
Australian king winter topping, or blue
grass where it can be firmly established.
The location of Busch's famous park in
Pasadena is no more favorable than can.
be made out of the proposed park west
of ilundy heights, and ex-mayor
Sweeney's propose boulevard drive
along our mesa from Joe Williams's
residence to Fort Bliss should not be
forgotten. It would be a good invest
ment. It requires money to make
money. Any business man knows' that.
I asked and was told that the street
sweepings of all the paved streets are
hauled away by ranch or orchard men.
under contract, free of cost to the cities.
As It is the best fertilizer, why not that
condition of good and saving of expense
bQ considered by El Paso, and some one
or moceranch men oiear us?
Our band stand (fireless Franklin'
stove) in the Plaza should have the foot
place cemented, so that the children
could learn to skip to the harmony of
the music. Our cement company grant
ed (the gift of cement to Washington
park, why not to our municipal concert
We stopped at Yuma for 24 hours.
to see if the reports qf heat were cor
rect. We recognized it fully, although
the thermometer only registered 107,
against 12G and 131 of some days pre
vious. Thank God for us. Although a
constant breeze, the atmosphere was
Intensely hot. The entire town remind
ed us of the Wolfville stories in the
Three days' rest with friends on a
ranch 20 miles north of Deming, eleva
tion 5000 feet, helped equalize the de
pression caused by 24 hours at Yuma.
When wer returned from three days at
San Diego, we went up in a balloon at
Los Angeles. That would be a good
adjunct to attractions at-Cloudcroft for
next year and would be more apropos.
The observations of Lick in northern
California and of Carnegie on Mt. Wil
son, near Pasadena, have not near the
observing capacity that could occur for
the next one that should be established
at Clbudcroft. The clearer atmospne"-;
the actual observation; the ease and
comfort of reaching Cloudcroft. the easy
delivery of the lens and apparatus
against the almost intense struggle for
a roadway at Mt. "Wilson, etc.
John F. Edgar.
ears Ago lo-
From The Herald Of
This Date 1S96.
Ah Yen, a Cninaman detained at the
county jail because he eould not pro
duce a certificate entitling him to re
main In ths country, atempted to com
mit suicide by cutting his throat with
a razor at the jail last night. Drs.
Vilas and Gallagher were summoned
and found that while he had cut his
windpipe he would recover.
A big coal strike is reported near
Chief engineer Smith of the Corralitos
road said this morning fnat cross sec
tioning will begin today.
Manager Jones Is trying to arrange a
baseball game between two local teams
for Sunday. Manager Slack of the El
Paso team has telegraphed the mana
ger of the Dallas team .that El Paso
will pay the traveling expenses of that
organization to El Paso.
The High school nine and the G. H.
& S. A. team will play Sunday on the
Hickerson mill grounds. Bridgets will
pitch for the G. H. team.
Governor Ahumada will arrive In
Juarez August 1, when the opening
exercises for the Corralitos road will
The city clerk has 33 pages of min
utes to read tomorrow night.
Over half an Inch of rain fell before
6 o'clock j-esterday afternoon. The wa
ter poured down Oregon street and
fonmed pools In San Antonio street.
There will be a meeting of those In
terested In the proposed Choral club at
Chopin music hall next Thursday. Of
ficers will be elected!
Lew Davis has gone to Van Horn on
W. A. Long returned this morning
from the Knights of Pythias encamp
ment at Galveston.
Lieut. Winan of the cavalry at Fort
Bliss leaves August 1 on a two months'
Metal market Silver, 6S 3-4c; lead,
$2.S5; copper, 10 3-4c; Mexican pesos,