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EDITORIAL AN MAGAZINE PAGE
Thursday, Augusff 18, 1910.
Ettt.Wiahed April. 1881. The El Paso Herald lnciudos also, byabsorpon and
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pion, and that evil shall nor xtriva unoppoaec.
The Dal'y Herald :s issued six daxs a week and the Weekly Herald is published
every Thursday, at SI Paso. Texas: and the Sunday Mail Ediaon is aiso
eent to Weekly SuDscribera.
AYOR KELLY C. E. Kelly "Henry" Jieity is no longer u-
behind the throne; he is the throne. El Paso welcomes the new mayor
-,.,-- o OTtTi unanimous assurances of support in all progressive
measures. There is no party, no faction, no "ring no personal, political, or re
ligious feeling, entering into the situation at this moment, and mayor Kelly can
have the assurance thatthere are none hut the friendliest feelings toward him
among the great mass of citizens as he assumes the office so tragically vacated.
The city expects mayor Kelly to carry out consistently and efficiently the pro
gressive policies of his two predecessors-policies which mayor Kelly in the ca
pacity of political chief has heretofore had a more or less active part in framing.
It is especially fitting, and fortunate, that the man now chosen to he mayor
of El Paso for the next eight months is one who, as member of the second water
commission, was active in urging the policy of municipal ownership of water
vroxks upon the administration and upon the people. It now falls to him to
wodc out aH the detail of this $1,000,000 trade, to establish public ownership
of -waterworks, to extend the plant as required to meet present and future needs,
and to finance the plan of purchase. Mayor Kelly has been thoroughly in favor
of municipal ownership of waterworks under the conditions confronting the city,
and in the position of chief responsibility to the public he can be trusted to
carry out the wffl of the people with fidelity.
The new mayor finds himself called upon to appoint a fire commission, and
to attend to numerous other pressing and important public duties. No citizen
will make it harder for him by covert or open opposition, but on the contrary the
spirit of good will, active cooperation, and friendly appreciation of earnest ef-
f ocr, -win pretradL
Mayor KeHy mayor now of all the people, the responsible servant of the
entire community without division or distinction. For the time being he lays
aside his actire partisan political leadership and becomes the honored chief execu
te of tietmrnicipaiity. As sach he has the united support of the people in all
his xight and progressive endeavors.
The railroads are doing more than all other agencies put together excepting
the newspapers, to induce immigration into the south and southwest. If it were
not for the work the railroads do in this direction, many southern and south
western communities would have no outside representation at all. -
The Killing: Habit In America
A VALUED correspondent from Madera, Chih., Hex., who accuses The Herald
of disloyalty and misrepresentation of facts ould have a very strong
case to present and a telling argument if he had any facts to back up
Hs assertions. Unfortunately for the force of his presentation, the facts are all
against him. The Herald is not in the habit of writing without the racts to base
its opinions upon, and the facts about this killing business are not hard to obtain.
So while The Herald congratulates the Madera correspondent upon his splendid
spirit of loyalty to the United States, it must take issue with him upon the mam
points of his letter. As for his thrust at Texas and Arizona, let that pass. The
rest "will &o ior a texfc .
Here is the damning truth about it: In 1895 there were 10,500 homicides in
the United States; in 1896 there were 10,062 homicides in the limited States; the
average for the last 15 years runs around 10,000 a year; or say 1 to 9000 of the
' In Germany the annual average of homicides is 567, or 1 to 111,000 or the
population in other words, the United States has on the average 12 times as
many homicides as Germany in proportion to the population.
In France the annual average of homicides is 847, or 1 to 46,000 of the popu
lationin other words, the United State; ; on the average five times as many
homicides as France in proportion to the population.
In England the annual average of homicides is 318, or 1 to 110,000 of the
population in tier words, the United States has on the average 12 times as
many homicides as England in proportion to the population.
In Ireland the proportion is 1 homicide to 35,000 of the population. In Scot
land the proportion is 1 homicide to 75,000 of the population. In Holland the
proportion is 1 homicide to 160,000 of the populationbear in mind that the
proportion in the United States is 1 to 9000, or 18 times as many killings as Hol
land in proportion to the population. In Belgium the proportion is 1 homicide
t& B3 flOO of the population. M Austria the proportion is 1 homicide to 37,000
of the population. c
Take Sjeiny where human life is supposed to be held very cheap and law-leaBtem-saggOBe&txr'xdg-,
her proportion is 1 homicide to 12,000 of the popu
Is&mKitk other wosrds the United States has 33 percent more homicides in pro
Wfckra to the popeJsfioo than has Spain. Take Italy, home of the Mafia and
banditti, where the stiletto and the poisoned cup are supposed to be as common as
isnosgaitos in New Jersey, even her record is a shade better than ours, being 1 to
9160 of the population.
So the terrible record goes. The United States leads all "civilized" nations
Jn-the number of homicides and also in the proportion of this crime to population.
Mow another point in the correspondent's letter the nationality of our crim
fcals. Of the killers in the United States over -a term of years, more than 80
percent vere native bom, more than four-fifths of all the American man-killers
were rative born; 43 percent of all the American man-killers were native born
whites; 37 percent were negroes, 2.5 percent were Chinese, Japanese, and indians,
and -only 16.5 percent of the killers were foreign born less than one-sixth of the
man-fciBers-irr America were of those "hordes of the uneducated that are pouring
.into this country" of which the Madera correspondent speaks.
One point more as to whether justice is swifter and surer abroad than in tte
United States: In England 50 percent of homicides are tried and convicted; in
Spain the convictions of homicides equal 70 percent of those tried; in France 70
percent of all homicides tried are convicted; in Austria 72 percent of homicides
tried are convicted; Belgium convicts 80 percent of her man-killers; Holland con
victs 80 percent of homicides tried; Italy convicts 80 percent of homicides tried
In Germany more than 95 percent of nomicides placed on trial are convicted.
In the United States" the proportion of convictions is a fraction over 1 percent
of homicides placed on trial.
In Germiny on the average 5 man-killers out of 100 escape punishment.
In the United States on the average 99 man-killers out of 100 escape punish
ment. It is safer in the United States to kill a man than to steal a doormat.
It does not appear that the title of The Herald's editorial of August 1 1 needs
WHEN you come right down' to it, an unimproved sidewalk in an im
proved district is a public , nuisance, and the police power of the city
amply covers the need. It is time the city administration were adopting
a vigorous policy with reference to these nuisances. he homestead laws and
other exemptions cannot be pleaded. An arrest every day, with appropriate fine,
might bring some of the delinquents to a realization of their real position.
And by the way, as a visitor to town puts it, the man vio declares he is too
poor to pave or put down sidewalks in an improved district us too poor to hold
unimproved property for speculation, and ought to sell off something and pay for
The man who neglects or refuses to pave or put in sidewalks in an improved
district is not the kind of a citizen that can point to himself with pride. If these
names were recorded in the court dockets with persistence and regularity and
printed in the papers, old Public Opinion might get in a few licks to the satisfac
tion of those who have done their duty.
Surely the framers of our state constitution never meant to obstruct common
progress and hold fast to the wilderness.
WHEX I have lived a few more years where city noises rise, where burld
inijs stand in rows and tiers, and smoke obscures the skies, I'll seek me
out a hermitage, a place of grass and trees, and there I'll write life s
final page among the birds and bees. Among the bees and birds 1H dwell, re
mote from clanging town, and chase myself through grove and dell, and watch
tiie sun go down. Ill seek the cowslip and the rose, and lie in new
, Jw,,- oiriiiiivcr in thf breeze that hlowa from islands far aw.y.
I'll watch the little lambs perform their gambols on the lea, and
guard the chickens from the storm ih, that's the life for me I This
thine of working at a desk, in shacks that scrape the s&ies. and using
language picturesque concerning nungry mes, is noi we m i
ordained, 'iis but the tread-mill's toil; now lucky he who has attained close quar
ters with the soil. He revels in the rain that pours upon the fragrant sod; uis
heritage is out of doors, and there he visits God.
Copyright, 1910. by George Matthews
By J. H. Rosny, jr.
She called herself Lyta. I suppose
her name was originally Hlppolyta. I
liked the name, and the girl herself was
indeed charming. We met each other
where I met most of tne girls I had fal
len inlove with, at the rehearsals in
vShe worked in flying trapeze, togeth
er with her sisters. Her mother, who
was still a very attractive woman,
cared little for her daughters, as long
as they did their work well, but the
girls were well able to look after them
selves and each of them carried a stil
letto hidden in the bosom of her dress.
Byta's stiletto had a hilt of polished
woocl, a Vlangular blade and was en
cased in red leather. It was so small
that she could hide it in the hollow of
her hand. She only laid it aside while
performing or practicing, when she
gave it toone of her sisters. I smiled
at' the sight of this stiletto when I
thought of the stories told in the cafes
aboufc Clara, Lena or Rita.
"Look out for yourself, my boy," Car
avelo, the manager said to me one day.
-'Lyta has fallen in love with you and
that is dangerous."
Oh, you are only joking, Caravelo,"
I replied, " or you want to make me feel
good, before you strike me for a loan."
His face darkened and he looked very
"Monsieur Benjamin," he said, "you
are a barbarian and know nothing of
"Polltehess has nothing to do with
business, Caravelo. Let me see the note
you want me to endorse in return for
Lyta's love and surrender."
He .mumbled something between his
teeth, then said aloud: "Whether you
want to believe me or not, I have want
ed to warn you. You may have mil
lions, but you do not know my coun
"But why should Lyta's feeling in love
with me be more dangerous than if it
were Clara, Lena or Rita? You speak
Th riddles, old boy."
"If I treated you as you deserve, I
would just let you go ahead, but I am
a, good natured old fool. Lyta loves
you, monsieur Benjamin, -she loves as a
woman loves only once in her life. Do
you' begin to understand now?"
"It is I who am the fool. Come, let
meJiave your note now and if the
amount is not too big. I will endorse it.
Don't go on raving about love."
Greatly to my surprise Caravelo did
not give me any note to indorse and
never mentioned the matter again, but
when I looked at the cnarming little .Ly
ta again, she, blushed. She was only
I sixteen and certainly the most beauti
ful creature I ever saw.
From now on Lyta was always at
REETINGS, Evaline," said .he
grocery boy cheerfully, as he
tintoed into the kitchen and
sat carefully on a chair, "Greetings and
"What's them?" asked the pretty
"Something we're handing out free
gratis to our best customers," replied
the grocery boy. "They on't cost us
nothing. Trjr a package. If you don't
like 'em, feed 'em to the cat. What
else could I do for you this morning
or tomorrow morning or next week?"
"You raus be - feeling fine," re
marked the pretty cook. "Yout haven't
had your wages raised, have you?"
"Not since the firgt of the month,"
answered the grocery boy. "Once a
month Is about as often as I could ex
pect. I don't want to hurry you, but
I hope you'll excuse me mentioning that
there's from 28 to 33 ladies that's
waiting their, turn after I get through
with you. They ain't all as good look
ing as you are, and there's only two or
three has got your style, but I've got
to call on 'em just the same. Did you
say chipped beef or did my ears de
His Ears Noticeable.
"I wouldn't call attention to my ears
if I was you,"- advised the pretty cook.
"A person's bound to notice "em any
way. I want some oltve oil Italian,
mind. If you bring me any other ,111
make you take it back."
"Sure it's Italian," declared the gro
cery boy. "You don't think I'd pass off
anything else on you, do you? We've
got Irish potatoes that can be French
fried, too, and Swiss cheese and Spanish
onions and English mustard and lima
beans and China dishes. We've got
more imported goods than you can
shake a stick at. I can let you havo
some Brussels sprouts if you want 'em,
fresh sprouted, and some Jerusalem
artichokes guaranteed to choke a Hol-
etein cow if she swallows 'em whole.
Howd you like some India relish or
"I don't suppose they're as nutty as
you are," retorted the pretty cook. "I
thought you was in a rush. I want
some rice and tomatoes and five pounds
of cut loaf sugar."
"How would you like it cut?" aske?
he grocery bojv
She Wanted Xo Extras.
"Short," replied the pretty cook
"Have you any spinach?"
"We spun a big batch, the first thing
this morning," said the grocery-boy. "7
can recommend it." t
"I just want the plain spinach, un
derstand," t.aid the pretty cook. "You
needn't trouble to bring me no extra
"If it didn't have no bugs, It
wouldn't be good," said the grocery
boy. "You take my lip on that. Bug?
is experts, an if they see a good thing,
they fasten right on to I You show
me a head of spinach that the bugs pas
up and I pas it up, too. Why, thej
don't do anything else for a living but
sample spinach unless they're potata
bugs. Another thing, you can alway?
wash greens if you're particular about
Daily Short Story
my side, in the 2ialls,xln the cafe, every
where. She acted just as if she were
engaged and never had as much as a
glance for any other man.
My friends began to tease me, as did
also her mother and sisters. Lyta was
"Inanamorata." I could do as I pleased,
but I must allow myself to be loved,
and must not make Lyta unhappy by
giving her a rival.
Young as I was, I did not understand
the strength of a love like hers, though
I felt flattered myself to be able to
arouse such a passion which already
began to leave me cold. '
To try to cure her of her love I left
town for three weeks, but when I came
back Lyta was at my side immediately.
She had grown thinner, her eyes looked
larger and more brilliant in her beau
tiful face, which now beamed with
happiness to see me again. I had gain
ed nothing shex-was as much In love
with me as ever. Then I decided to try
something else. ,
It was at the itime -when Miss Clary,
the bareback rider, was the rage of the
I began to court her assiduously,
though it cut my heart all the time
to'see how miserable I made poor little
Lyta, who was tortured by jealousy.
Young men do so many foolish and
heartless things. I cared nothing for
Clary, while the Image of Lyta was al
ways with me.
The English girl seemed to enjoy the
little Italian's misery, and once she and
some of her equally heartless comrades,
whose cold natures would never learn
to understand what love means, laugh
ed aloud and pointed their fingers at
Lyta when she passed by. I scolded
thorn, while Lyta turned first red, then
deadly pale. She mastered her emo
tion, however, and said nothing.
I hoped that all would end well, when
one, night. Clary kissed me in front of
everybody. She had barely done so
when I saw Lyta's stiletto gleaming
in the air, and Lyta's convulsed face be
tween Clary's and my own. I threw
myself between the stiletto and the
English girl and received the blow full
In the chest and fell to the ground
At the sight of my blood Lyta did not
hesitate a second, but turned the stiletto
against her own heart, but Caravelo
caught her arm just in time.
My wound was slight, but it made me
understand the myth of Cupid and Ital
ian love. The stiletto was an arrow.
Lyta nursed me back to health, and In
her arms I learned what love really is.
"Well," said Caravelo, when we met
again, "I was right. You awe your life
to me, don't you.
"I owe Lyta's life to you, and that is
more to me than my own," I replied.
the V Cook
Wanted No Extras
I 'em. I wouldn't, though, myself."
"Why not?" asked the pretty cook.
"Because I don't like the flavor of
soap in anything I eat," replied the
grocery boy, "and If you send 'em to
a laundry they'll probably come 'back
full of holes. There's other reasons."
A Wrong Principle.
"What are they?" Inquired the pretty
"It's' the wrong principle," explained
the grocery boy. "A person who wants
vto be sure that his greens is free from
animal life will be investigating his
pork for trichonosis and his pickles for
Paris green, and his bread for -plaster
of paris and he'll find 'em. And he
won't take no pleasure in his meals.
Any old time I have to spray my
victuals with carbolic' acid and boll my
ice before it goes In my lemonade, I'll
quit eating and drinking."
"If there's anything that wilj make a
man quit drinking, he'd better try it,"
said the pretty cook. "Well, you hustl
them things round, won't you?"
"On the square I will," promised tha
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of
'Ibis Date 1896.
C. Heintz, of an Elizario, is in town
Mrs. D. Y. Hadley has returned from
a short visit to Mesilla.
Miss Effle Eddlngton is teaching in
Mrs. Charles Blount, formerly of El
Paso, Is in town from Galveston on a
Mrs. Dr. King has returned from a
visit to relatives hi the east.
Henry Hamburg, a merchant of Bis
bee, Arizona, passed through El Pas'
today en route to Roswell.
Messrs. J. M. Dean, W. J. Harris amd
J. A. Escajeda have gone to the Demo
cratic convention at Fort Worth.
The Leadvllle Blues arrived last
evening from Silver City and will cross
bats with the local Browns tomorrow.
Judge Townsend's brother, Fred
erick, who once resided in this city,
has just been chosen a member of the
Iowa state Democratic committee.
The Elks will browse Saturday
night in social session in the green
pastures and the rich range feed to be'
found In the Olympian mountain top
gardens of tho McGlnty club.
The Republican county convention
has been in session today.
E. J. DeRiener and brids were sere
naded last night by the McGinty band.
Metal market: Silver, 662: lead,
$2.60; copper, lOc; Mexican pesos, El
Paeo, 53c: Juarez, 52cr
T. B. Cunninghaan, of San Antonio,
is in El Paso on business and fora
visit, with his brother, 3. B. Cunningham
GERMAN LABORING CONDITIONS I
MARVEL OF PRESENT TIMES
XIV. THE GERMAN ADVANCE.
ERLIN, Germany, Aug. 18. The
attitude of the German state to
ward its laboring classes is pa-.
temallstlc to a degree almost impos
sible for an American to comprehend.
This system of paternalism is the out
growth of feudalism, autocracy and the
operation of centuries of the Roman
law. In its present form, the pater
nalistic care of the laboring classes is
distinctively Prussian in origin and
Bismarck based the present German i
industrial system upon the precedent
of the socallod Prussian common law.
This common law was promulgated by
king Frederick William II. on July 1,
1794, a date which synchronizes with
the climax of the French Reign of Ter
ror. This law proclaimed: "It Is the
duty of the state to provide for the
sustenance, and support of those, of its
subjects who cannot obtain subsistence
for themselves. Work adapted to their
strength and capacities shall be sup
plied to those who lack means and op
portunity of earning a living for them
selves and those dependent upon them.
The state is' boupd to take such meas
ures as will prevent tho destitution of
its subjects, and check exce&slve ex
travagance. Guarantee of Living:.
Thus, more than a century ago Prus
sia pledged Itself as a state to afford
support to every subject of the Prus
sian crown. This legislation amounted
to very little more than a declaration
of principle, since little was done to
make it effective. Following the sec
ond French revolution of 1630 some ef
fort was made to carry out -chese prin
ciples. But It was not until Bismarck
was In complete control of German af
fairs that any systematic and honest
effort was made to redeem this promise
of the state to Its subjects the prom
ise to abolish hunger.
In 188 in a speech on the subject
of industrial insurance, theiron chan
Children On the Sfage
Can children's parts be successfully
portrayed by adults and is early ex
perience neoeasary for the development
of great actors?
The Survey, a magazine which rep
resents the National Child Labor com
mittee and other organizations for improving-
social conditions, and Mr.
Francis Wilson, the New York actor
manager, have been engaged in a live
ly tilt over what The Survey calls
"Child Labor on the Stage," but which
Mr. Wilson believes Is "the training
of dramatic genius." Mr. Everett W.
Lord, secretary for New England of
the National Child Labor committee,
contributed to The Survey an article
explaining why the committee fougfit
so successfully in Massachusetts to
prevent the, appearance of children on
Mr. "Lord claimed few child actors
attain prominence In later life and
that premature appearance on the stage
is a positive injury to their health and
Mr. Wilson, who led a campaign in
Boston In favor of a revision of the
Massachusetts law. believes It is neces
sary to allow children to appear In
walking and speaking parts to present
properly many plays and to start the
development of the actor at an age
before he becomes self-conscious. He
showed that many of the actors men
tioned appeared at ages younger than
those given in the article.
In answer The Survey asserted that
there are many actors who began their
work at ages ranging from 16 to 25 or
long past the awkward period of ado
lescence and as proof that the actor'a
calling Is unhealthful showed .that life
Insurance companies discriminate
against tshe profession.
Mr. Wilson rejoined that it Is im
possible to measure the effect of legis
lation1 such as that in Massachusetts
because it is not yet general, and has
been in force but a short time. He
offered a list of 144 actors who began
their careers under 14 to disprove that
"the majority of actors began their
careers not as children." The Survey
suggested that the success of these ac
tors was In spit of their early start.
!Mrt Wilson then wrote to the New
York Times that the computation by
the -companies as to the mortality of
actors "Includes acrobats, who risk
their lives many times dally" and that
a new computation is being prepared.
"With these performers eliminated,"
says the Springfield Republican, "It
may be that The Survey -would have
to modify its statement that the death
rate of young and middle aged actors
Is reported a-? high as that of brewers,
distillers, railroad employes, butchers,
electrical workers, policemen and fire
men. And yet the conditions of an ac
tor's life do not seem so conducive to
long life, good health and the high
Completion. By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Copyright, 1010, by the New York
"Wfaen T shall meet God's generous dispensers
Qf all the riches in the heavenly store,
Those lesser gods, who act ns Recompensers
r For loneliness and loss upon this shore,
Methinks, abashed, and somewhat hesitating,
My soul its wish and longing will declare.
Lest they reply: "Here are no bounties waiting;
We gave on earth your portion and your share.
Then shall I answer: 'Yea. I do remember
The many bessings to my life allowed:
My June was always longer than December.
My sun was always stronger than my cloud,
My joy was ever deeper' than my sorrow,
My gain was ever greater than my loss,
My yesterday seemed less than my tomorrow.
The crown looked alwa-vs larcer than the cross.
"T have known love, in all its radiant splendor;
It shone upon my path-way to the end.
I trod no road that did not bloom with tender
And fragrant blossoms, planted by some friend.
And. those material things we call successes,
In modest measure, crowned my earthly lot.
Yet was there one sweet happiness that blesses
The life of woman, which to me came not.
cellor proclaimed the doctrine of the
right to work. He said: "Give the
working man work as long as he is
healthy, assure him care when he is
sick, Insure him maintenance when he
isy old. Was not the right to work
openly proclaimed at the time of the
publication of the common law? Is it
not established In all our social ar
rangements, that the man who comes
before his fellow citizens and says: I
am healthy, I desire to work, but can
find no work. is entitled to say also:
"Give me work. and that the state is
bound to give him that work? The
Bismarckian policies then inaugurated
have become a part of the fundamental
law of Germany and have had even
more to do with the shaping of modern
German Institutions than Bismarck's
great political 'triumph fthe unifica
tion of the empire with cement of
blood and iron.
In some respects the Working classes
(Continued on Page Seven.;
(All communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published -where such a re
quest Is made).
HARD OX TEXAS.
Madera, Chih., Aug.
Editor El Paso Herald: f'
Your editorial of Aug. 11 entitled
"The Usual American Way," I consider
an Insult to the citizens of the greatest
law abiding country in the world. You
certainly could not have thought
seriously on what you "were saying-
You said, "Abroad, men go Into th
est morality as the conditions sur
rounding certain other callings. The
Survey's main argument against child
labor on the 3tage seems .pretty sound
on the whole."
Says The Survey In conclusion: "The
courts In Illinois and Massachusetts
have decided that a child actor is a
child worker. The conditions which
require unnatural hours, interference
with normal schooling, combined with
life on the road are such as to make
it almost axiomatic that a child's
health, morals and education must be
seriously aiffected. There are enough
undoubted cases of good actors who
started after reaching maturity to
make it unlikely that the future is
doomed to suffer from a want of dra
matic geniuses. The enactment of the
laws In the states mentioned Is a sign
of a growing public opinion that will
probnfoly result In similar protection
in other states."
LABYRINTHS OF SCIENCE
By EDGAR LUCIE "LARKUT
(Lowe Observatory, Mount Lowe, Ol.)
CTbpyright, 1910, by StarCompany.
WITH the discovery and recent
perfection of the new ultra
violet light imicroscope, and
the companion apparatus, the micro
photographic camera, -with rapidly
moving sensitive films, It 3eems that
the extreme limit of vision of the hu
man eye has been reached. Inorganic
and organic particles have been seen,
and these so minute that objects visible
in the most powerful old-style Instru
ments are as huge chunks In compari
son. An entire microscopic universe as
wonderful as the sidereal universe, the
stellar structure, has been revealed.
This complexity actually exists; but
eXploraHlon has scarcely commenced.
Many mlcroscoplsts must devote life
times to these studies; hundreds of
thousands of minute photograpns must
be secured and classified, sizes, shapes
and specific speeds of these excessively
small bodies nrost be discovered, tabu
lated and arranged fn catalogs and
series. Within a hundred years, de
voted to this research, the micro
movements may be detected and pub
lished In text books like those of the
gigantic universe of suns and helr
concentric planets and moons.
1 A MICRO-MENTAL UNIVERSE I
cannot look Into these minute moving
and living deeps without Instantly be
lieving that they are mental every
motion is controled by mind. The
longer I look at the amazing things
the deeper is this conviction. This
micro-universe Is rooted and grounded
In -a mental base. Positively and with
out hope of overthrow, this assertion is
made the flying particles know where
T knew the tibpe of motherhood; a season
I felt a fluttering heart beat 'neaih my own;
A little cry then silence. For that reason
I dare, to you, my only wish make known.
The babe who grew to angelhood in heaven,
I never watched unfold from child to man,
And so I ask that unto me be given
That motherhood which was God's primal plan.
"All womankind he meant to share its glories.
He meant us all to nurse our babes to rest,
To croon them songs, to tell them sleepy stories,
Else why the wonder of a woman's breast?
He musfc provide for all earth's cheated mothers
In his vast heavens. of shining sphere on sphere,
And with my son here must be many others
My spirit children who will claim me here.
"Fair creatures hj my loving thoughts created
Too finely fashioned for a mortal birth
Between the borders of two worlds they waited
LTitil they saw nry spirit leave the earth.
In God's great nursery they must be waiting
To welcome me with many an infant wi'a.
Now let me go and satisfy this longing
To mother children for a little while "
It's purty hard to be interestin' with
out lyin. It takes years o idleness t'
become a good checker player.
killing business seriously and with de
liberation; murders are rare, and pun
ishment generally swift and heavy."
My dear editor, you are greatly mistak
en. The most fiendish crimes imagin
able are committed abroad, jfad the
most fiendish crimes In the United
States are. committed by foreigners. But
we don't hear so much about them, it
is only the prominent Americans'
crimes that you count.
Consider the Immense horde of un
educated Russians, Slavs, Austrians,
Italians, Mexicans, that are pouring into
this country every year, and I am sure
you can see who commit the most
crimes in our great country. Those
people, like the Texan, will commit
murder for less than the loss of a job.
They come into the United States ex-
.-m?,ir- -finrl o 4gv1aac frao rnrnfrv.
.jLand such they would find If they would
proceo. to xexas, qui msieaa ut uniug
so they scatter over the eastern and
central part of the union, and scatter
crime in their path. And this, you, Mr.
Editor, attribute to the American peo
ple. I will admit that justice is meted
out slowly and poorly sometimes, but I
should rather see It so, than to have It
aa it Is In many countries, where jus
tice is not shown on. either side.
I am aware that Mr. Gallagher's
crime is one of the most fiendish, and
I donjt think there is a jury outside of
Texast. and Arizona that would acquit
that man. He shot down a good man
for no reason whatever, and he should
be punished severely. It is pure non
sense to judge the American people as
a whole, for the act of one criminal.
Crime often breaks out amongst tha
educated society- people yet we cannot
judge them allby the act of one. Mr.
Editor, please think of this mora
.seriously. I am sure you will think a
little different about it. And I hope
thai some day the people of Texas will
pick juries that look to the law in place
of gun. Your editorial should have
been entitled "The Usual Texas Way.
I should like this published.
- An American Citizen.
B. L. Barwald. Madera, Chih., Mex.
to go. Several times. I have printed
articles on that wonder, the Brownian
motions- Coarse particles, those vis
ible in o-ld-tlme microscopes, when sus-
r pended In liquids, were observed, to be
In rapid motion, darting in all geo
metrical directions with high speed.
But the ultra-microscope reveals mov
ing trillions of taJr smaller bodies, and
those rush on geometric lines and cut
out angles with the most, incredible
speed, specific for eech. kind and type.
The smaller the particles the greater
their velocities. A true Brownian mo
tion of a particle in a liquid is that It
will move on a straight line, then turn
abruptly, not on a curve, but a angle.
and so on during all eternity, so far as
is now known. The smallest particle
visible in tthe highest power ultra
microscope moves with a greatar speed
than any larger. But this smallest
mass is as a great building compared
to a particle of street dust; when com
pared) to an ultimate physical, the
chemical atom. The inevitable conclu
sion Is that It the powers of ultra
mlcrosopes could be Increased (hundreds
of thousands of times, original atoms
would be revealed, and these In ex
ceedingly rapid Brownian type of mo
tion. The atomic universe would sur
pass the universe of larger flying par
ticles In rapidity and complexity of
motions In their incessant work of
building molecules. And since parj
tides geomltrlze, arrange themselves
Into crystals and forms, taxing the re
sources of the highest mathematics to
formulate, the inference is that tho
atoms in the particles a2so geomltrlze.