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Thursday, Sept. 22, 1910.
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NOT the big corporations, Dur me smaii nomeis, nc uc& j - r
land policy of the stste with respect to west Texas mineral rights. If the
object at Austin is the famiilar baiting of corporations, it is not being served
by hitting up the price of oil rights on the lands whose snrface rights have already
been sold, for tie oil companies have all the lease-and-royalty contracts they can
use for a long time, and the owner of the surface rights who has signed the leass
is the man most vitally concerned in the price's on the oil rights by the state.
At $25 and $50 an acre figure it out-a section will cost from $16,000 to $32,000,
the first payment in either case being more than the average four-section man or
eight-section man can raise.
s the law stands now, the state will notrsell the oil rights to anybody when
the surface has already been sold an absurd situation, resulting in an absolute
deadlock; but even if it were possible to buy from the state the oil rights in these
lands, the price demanded is such that only men and corporations with large capital
can afford to pay it.
Consider thafthe oil business is purely speculative, and nobody knows what a
certain acre or a certain section may contain until the well is actually in the
ground; yet the land commissioner has arbitrarily fixed prices on lands within a
certain'distance of the prospect holes, prices so high that nobody can risk paying
them on the straight gamble that is involved in the present stage of oil develop
ment. Illustrating the fact that the present policy is playing directly against the in
terests of the "little fellow" in whose behalf the Austin government believes itself
to be acting, may be mentioned the agreement made in some cases by the oil com
panies with the private "owoiers" to the effect that the oil corporations will ad
vance the money to pay the state for the oil rights and will then take the cost out
of any royalties that may accrue if producing wells be brought in. Plainly it
becomes a matter of comparatively small concern to the oil companies what price
the state demands, but it is a very live question with the 'little fellow."
The policy of the state is calculated to make it absolutely impossible for any
body 'to develop the oil, for the small owners have not the means to buy the oil
rights or to undertake the development work, and the large corporations are
not going to invest any considerable amount of their capital in acquiring rights
in territory absolutely barren so far as there is anything certainly known at
The oil is doing nobody any good 1700 feet under ground. A policy of "con
servation" that would prohibit development by exorbitant arbitrary charges, is
a foolish and destructive policy. The land policy of Texas, so far as it relates
to the western counties, is founded in ignorance of the true conditions, and is
calculated to prevent the development of the mineral resources, especially oil.
jj. is, 5mpOSSible fort anybody to say there is ofl. -under a certain piece of ground
until a costly well has proved its existence, and what inducement is there for
anybody to proceed with exploration if the state can step in at the first sign of
success and assign any price per acre for oil rights even up to $1000 or more per
Under the system of lease-and-royalty the "little man," the fellow first on
the ground, who has pioneered the ground and begun to develop it, who has per
haps lived on the land for several discouraging years trying to make something
out of it this man ought to be in position to reap some benefits if oil develop
ment should become possible; but under the present land and mineral policy
of the state it is made absolutely impossible for him to derive any benefits except
by placing himself under heavy obligations to the large corporations or to money
lenders tying himself hand and foot, and delivering over to the state an amount
largely out of proportion to what the state has a moral right .to demand of him,
or to demand of the western country.
The land and mineral policy of the state ought to be revised to make it
possible for the "little fellow" to hold on to what he has, and to derive benefit
from buying the oil rights appurtenant to his surface holdings, and leasing to oil
development concerns. As it is, the whole policy of the state leads inevitably
to the dispossession of the small holder and the final accession of the corporations
to monopolistic holdings in fields which the state of Texas delivers over to them
by its mistaken policy of blocking the "little fellow's" legitimate purposes.
The mineral laws are bad enough, making it almost impassible for the pros
pector and the small miner to do anything at all, and discouraging the larges
mining interests so effectually that west Texas, one of the richest storehouses
of mineral wealth in the world, lies practically untouched by pick and drill;
these laws are bad enough, but as applied to oil prospecting and development
they are hopelessly absurd, since the business of oil development is in its very
nature all guess work, and nothing but the most promising speculative inducements
can justify any capitalist in thoroughly prospecting a new and unknown field.
It would be well if some kind of a royalty provision might be adopted to govern
oil development on lands whose mineral glands are still controled by the state, in
which case the state could step in and take toll after oil was developed, but could
not hinder ihe development of the field.
It's about an even break as to which most needs the help of the other, with
the odds in favor of Mr. Roosevelt as against Mr. Taft.
Oklahoma sends out the news that a. mob is threatening a negro in that
state. Texas would look upon such a mob as "a disgrace because it only threat
ened the negro.
It wouldn't be so bad if the innocent bystanders were not suffering in that
Chicago gambler s' war.
R. A, Ballinger has given El Paso a square deal, and this community hasn't
any ax up its sleeve for the secretary of the interior. ' ,
While Toyah is bringing in oil and Pecos is developing artesian wells, Colo
rado City is building a creamery and expects to become as fanious for its butter
and dairy products as either of the others in their own special lines.
It's rather a cold deal the New Mexico troops are getting out in that Cali
fornia encampment frosty nights and general calls at 3 oclock in the morning
with no bedroom slippers or dressing gowns. This soldiering is terrible. '
The postmaster general no doubt has 'had his ear to the ground on his trip
through the west, notwithstanding that it was declared to be purely for pleasure.
Frank Hitchcock gets more real pleasure out of the political game than any other
living man, unless it is a certain prominent resident of the Oyster Bay neighborhood.
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In West Texas..
i. t..i3 - v: v,Tf t fh tvresent
walts Denatured Poem
XE man vas given a misfit face by the gods that fashioned the human
race. His chin was long and his nose as square, ami his teeth were
slanting most everywhere, and 'his skin was coarse and his mouth was
wide, and horses looked at that face and shied. But his heart was good and his
thoughts were clean, and he loved the trne and abhorred the mean; the years
went on, and the soul within fche soul of a man who hated sin
lit ud that face till it seemed to shine with the beauty rare of a
face divine. One man was
fashioned the mmrnn race.
ward grade, he roamed afar where so many strayed; he played
the dice and he held carouse, was false to men and to all his vows.
His thoughts were all ofj the fell delights of the heated days and the sordid
nights. The years -went on, and the soul within the soul of a man who courted
sin had written down on tlrat seraph, face a record dark with a long disgrace;
and people said as he, tottered past: "What a fiendish mug on that poor outcast!"
Copyright. 1910, by Georgo Ma'tsMws ACams. dO&JlJsJ?&&&
jeatricg p airf ax 0n 0ne Maid's
GROUP of tiny girls were play
ing with their dolls on the hotel
veranda, just below my window.
A little, plain woman, dressed plain
ly and rather dowdily, passed and
stopped for a moment to watch the
She passed on and was barely out of
earshot when one of the tiny mothers
explained, importantly, "She's an old
"What's an old maid?" asked ;a sol
emn, brown-eyed baby.
"I don't know, ut I guess it's some
thin' pretty bad. 'Cause my nurse said
she was awful glad 'she was goin' to bo
married; she didn't want to be no old
maid, she said."
What An Old Maid Is.
"I know what it is," said a' preco
cious young person of six. "It means
a old lady, who hasn't got no husband,
nor children, nor nothin', and most ev
erybody laughs at her."
And the babies" went on with their
play, handling their babies and house
hold affairs in a way that showed that
they did not reckon upon the fate of
an old maid being theirs, at any rate.
The woman in question was an old
maid, for on the hotel register, her
name read "Miss A ."
She Is here with her sister an broth
erinlaw and their five children, and
is supposedly taking a holiday. '
Two of the children, restless girls of
six and eight, sleep in her room.
Across the hall, a baby of six months,
who is teething, sleeps with his nurse.
The Old Maid Plays Nurse.
The nurse is not very competent, so
most of the care of the wailing babies
falls to the old maid aunt.
Nothing could be more beautiful than
her devotion and tenderness to them.
Half of the time she sends the tired
nurse in to sleep with the two little
girls and she takes care of the baby.
I hear her soft voice crooning to him,
In the morning she helps the little
girls bathe and dress.
The Trick That Failed
By Viggo Toepfer.
EN'ERALr POL.TRIKOFF was
leaning back in his comfortable
leather onverert rteslr nhnir if-
ter a few momenta" deep thought he
turned around and looked at his adju
tant, major Shelmotin, who was ar
ranging a pile of official dispatches
and papers on another desk.
"It is d d unpleasant," he growled.
Kuntoff is a fool. Now he has been
in Berlin for mora; than three months
and sent, God knows how many re
ports, all dull of promise, arid now
today he -writes that he can't do any
thing, that he has wasted all this
time. He is a fool."
"Of course it is annoying," replied
major Shelmotin. "I knew it would
be difficult, but I certainly did not
think it would be impossible. I know
Berlin pretty well. Kuntoff might
have made a success of the 'business
and I think he is making a great mis
take in giving it up now, but he is too
young to be diplomatic."
"But what will we do now, Shelmo
tin?" asked the general, who was
thinking of the order of St. Nicholas
of the first class.
"We wil have to send somebody else
to Berlin," replied the major, who was
thinking of the order of St. Nicholas
of the second class, and a lieutenant
"But whom the devil arewe to
"Let me go, general."
"You! And what do you think I am
going to do here without you? We
have all we can do to get the work
done here now, and you are the only
one who knows all my affairs. No,
I can't let you go, Snelmotln."
"You overestimate my assistance,
general. You are surely able to do
Just as much without my help for a
month or two," the major replied.
"Captain Poykoff can take my place '
while I am away and you won't notice
the difference., Besides, what does it
matter if things do get a little behind
here, if we succeed in Berlin?"
"I suppose you are right," said the
general, after pondering over the
matter for a minute or two. "But If 1
do let you go, are you sure you will
'"Quite sure, general! Quite sure!"
Two days later the major took the
train for Berlin, and a few days after
his arrival he was comfortably settled
in a flat near the war department. He
was suffering from some eye trouble
and had come to consult an eminent
oculist, he said.
The major took his dinner every day
in a large hotel much frequented by
officers connected with the war depart
ment, with several of whom he was
soon on Intimate terms. Unfortunate
ly the oculist had told him to stay in
doors as much as possible, and espe-,
cially to beware of the sharp evening
air, but many of the officers soon made
it. a habit to spend the evenings in the
major's cozy flat, where they were
sure of a game of cards, excellent
wines and choice cigars.
A few weeks passed, and every
evening a little party assembled
around the green table at the major's.
The stakes were always rather low.
German officers are not over paid,
and the major himself was opposed to
excessive gambling. At the tables he
quietly studied the character of each
of his guests. One evening, when
they had all gone, he said to himself:
"Captain yon Frltzelwitz is the , man. j
tie is a Dorn gamoier. Apyone can see
that "from the eKpression of his eyes
when he takes ,his winnings. His
hands tremblb and he hates to leave
the table. He is in the artillery and
given an angel face by the gods that
And he ook the road with a down
The other afternoon she sat on the
veranda, a gay silk work bag on her
knee. All the other women were do
ing fancy work, embroidery, hem
The old maid's work was the darn
ing of many small socks and stock
ings. From morning until night she
is at the beck and call of her sister
and the sister's children. The service
Is given lovingly, apparently without
thought of complaint.
Recording Angel Doesn't "Laugh.
And yet "she hasn't got any hus
band, nor children, nor nothin, and
most every one langhs at her."
But the Recording Angel, who
writes down good deeds, does not laugh
She is a born mother, this little old
maid denied her woman's birthright.
She is old and faded, and the world
alludes to her, all contemptuously, as
an "old maid."
What does the world know of the
passions that have flamed and died in
that withered breast?
It jumps at once to the conclusion
that,1 because she is unmarried, she
has been unsought, and it pities her
with a contemptuous pity that scorches
and sears her soul; but she must ac
cept it meekly.
Why is it that the world pities all
old maids and not old bachelors? The
latter are twice as forlorn as the for
mer. There are thousands of old maids
doing their work in the world uncom
plainingly, and they would be bitterly
missed If they dropped from the ranks.
Put Down as Willing Slave.
Every married woman takes it cheer
fully for granted that her old maid
sister should be a willing slave to the
children. The husbands treat them
with brotherly tolerance and ignore
And all this is simply because they
have not "Mrs." prefixed to their name
and are not under some man's lordly
protection and condescension.
Daily Short Story
1 seems to be rather hard up, too. I
w111 try him.
I The next dav was Sunday. Tt -was a
' beautiful day and the major was sit-
f ting at an open window enjoying the
iresh air. Fritzelwitz passed by. The
major coughed, the captain looked up
"Come up and keep me company for
a little while," said the major.
Fritzelwitz came up. They had a
bottle or two together and a friendly
chat. At last the major suggested a
game of escarte, and Fritzelwitz was
more than ready. They -went out for
dinner together and then continued
their game until very late. At first
captain Fritzelwitz won, but later luck
was against him, and when he stood
MP to go he had lost 1500 marks, but
it was arranged that the major should
let him have a chance to win the
money back the next evening.
Monday evening they played again,
and the major's winnings are now
over 3000 marks. He was not at home
to anyone else. The following night
it was just the same. Fritzelwitz was
terribly nervous and excited and ninv.
ed wildly, while the major was calm I
and cool as always.
Fritzelwitz's bad iuck continued,
and at last he threw down his cards
and said in a voice of despair: "This
has got to stop. I cannot pay what
I have lost, major.
The major jumped up.
"This is a debt of honor," he said. "I
have already told you I am to leave
the day after tomorrow and I expect
you to settle before then or I shall
have to report the matter to your
chief. You have no' right to accept
your winnings and refuse to pay when
you lose. Your debt to me is a debt of
honor and you must pay when you
lose. Your debt to me is a debt of
honor and you must pay it within 24
"Then I am a ruined man and there
Is only one thing I can do."
He took his hat and walked toward
"Wait a moment," said the major.
I have a proposal to make to vou. I
will cancel your debt to me and be
sides give you 2000 marks if you will
give rne a plan of the new fortress at
Plastrau before eleven tomorrow."
Fritzelwitz -stared at the major, too
mucb astonished to say a word.
"You have your choice," the major
continued. "I am interested in that
fortress. Give r.ie the plan and I will
ao as I said. Goodnight."
, Sx Jn , a dream the young captain
left the house. Pie did not know what
to do. The temptation was great. It
was easy enough to get hold of the
plans, which were indeed in his own
office, but duty, honor, conscience
Suddenly he felt a hand on his
"What is ,the matter with you,
It was his old schoolmate and broth
erinlaw, Fritz DImpel.
"Fritz, I am ruined. Tell me what
I am to jlo."
"What .has happened?"
Curt told him everything, Fritz
"You have been a fool, Curt. Reallv
I ought not help you, but for your sis
ters sake, I will, if you give me your
word of honor not to gamble again.
Come along and just leave the matter
The next morning at eleven Fritzel-
witz entered the major's
-uli. cioseo tne door behind him.
ihen he produced a parcel,, the con
tents of which the major examined
carefully and locked un in hiwieHu-
OTAfltllr ! - . .
Then he gave the captain a receipt
Standard Time As Arranged
nnOMORROW afternoon at 5 oclock.
Washington time, summer will i
have its official ending anu m-
. -.. j .
tumn will begin, it is tnen mat "a
then that Old
Sol will make his annual pilgrimage Qne MerldIan Adopted.
across the equator on his journey to l Jn the eary part of 1SS3 there were
southern climes. It is true, that ac- timg reckonings in the United States
cording to our method of measuring frQm no legg thaJ1 70 djffereut prime
time he is slightly ahead of his sched- meridlms while the smaller com
ule. It takes him 20 1-3 minutes less j munitIes got their Ume from adjacent
than a complete revolution of the earth , important cIties, there were upward of
around the sun to complete his journey a nundred different time standards in
from one autumnal equinox to the next. use Jn thg Unite(j States. This pro
Therefore. if we were to count a full I duced no end of COnfusIon, led to many
revolution of the earth around the sun 1 accidnts on the railroads, and In many
as the time between two autumnal j ways was most inconvenient. Two rail
equinoxes, in 13,000 years we would j roads crossed each other. One had one
find ourselves In the northern hemi
sphere having ice harvest In July and
wheat harvest in January.
Time Reckoning: a Puzzle.
This question of time reckoning, in
one form or another always has been
a puzzling thing to humanity. In by-
gorie generations the problem was to
adjust the yearly calendar so as to
make the seasons conform" to it. Before
tnn-, of .TJ15, f!nesar lone: -distance
timekeeping was not a very accurate
thing at best. He revised the calendar.
iO.,. fHo unn ,,oo,.c tir t rontinned
1C iCkior .v -
In force, the dates got 10 days ahead
of the seasons and the enqulnoctial
nerlnds tver all awrv.
vttt TT-ifv. o t.iaTtr tn Voerijncr the eoui-
........I.I., ...., O. . . T. ,. .-.-W,, 0 --.
noxes and -the calendar in harmony, In-
stituted our present system of time
reckoning, which' is so ne'arly perfect
that it will not vary more than a day
in a thousand years.
Coming down to the small divisions
of time, the basis of the Grecian and
Roman methods was the source of the
sun across the sky from sunrise to sun
set. As the length of the day varied
in winter and summer, and as these
two peoples insisted upon a 12 hour
day at all times, it naturally followed
that their hours were shorter In win
ter than In summer. They had all sorts
of peculiar contrivances to reckon the
varying hours. One was a modifica
tion of the Egyptian water clock, in
which water was used Instead of .sand
as in the hour glass. In the Greek
and Roman timepiece the figure of a
man with a pointer in his hand was
mounted on a piece of cork. The scale
varied for every day in the year, and
was placed on a reveolving drum that
made a revolution In 3 60 days. Tne
hours of proper length were thus kept
before the- man with his pointer &s
he descended with the ebbing of the
Water. It was the Egyptians who di-
vided the day into 24 hours, reckoning
a day and night as one day. From that
time the World erot along very well
with its day reckoning, until the tele
in full for the debt and 2000 marks in
General Poltrikoff was delighted.
The major had telegraphed his suc
cess and was now back In person with
the costly plans.
General Espinoff, as commander in
chief of the fortress, came to inspect
the valuable documents. He sat down
and began to examine them carefully.
After a while he shook his head, mum
bled something and left the room.
Immediately afterwards he returned
with his own masterpiece, the approv
ed plans of the new fortifications at
Brest. He compared them with the
plans on the table. They were identi
cal in every detail.
A moment he stood silent, then he
roared: "You are an ass, Shelmotin.
I thouerht so as soon as I looKed at
your drawings. You have given me
a copy of my own fortifications. There
was no need . of getting these from
"Holy Nicholas," mumbled general
Poltrikoff, in terror. N The major bit his
lips and said nothing.
General Espinoff was smiling when
he left, for Kuntoff was his nephew
and he was happy at Shelmotin's de
feat. Shortly afterwards Gen. Poltrikoff
and his adjutant were transferred to
an uninmportant command in Siberia,
a transfer that was practically ban
(All communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest is made).
TEXAS TjAXD RDIilXGS.
Pecos, Texas, Sept. 20, 1010.
Editor El Paso Herald:
It was with a greal deal of pleasure
I read your editorial of the 15th inst..
headed "A Few Pertinent Remarks." j
It is just such an article as will open j
the eyes of the people of the west and j
. .. ... . .... . ,. 1
start tne wneeib in motion anu resuiL .
in our getting something besides the
present privilege of creating a school
fund for the children of east Texas.
Keep up the good work. Yours- truly,
J. E. Brown.
Pecos. Texas. Sept. 20, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
As a daily appreciative reader of
The Herald 1 desire to express my ap
preciation of your editorial in last
Thursday's issue under the caption "A
Few Pertinent Remarks." Many of us
have been under the Impression The
Herald was antagonistic to our inter
ests in this section, as It seemed to
encourage the freakish rulings of the
state land commissioner. In my whole
experience as a business man I have
never had to deal with any professed
business concern so unreliable as the
state land office. . For example:
In this office is a letter from the
commissioner replying to a Request
for price on a mineral section filed
on, and awarded, in which he said If
party would send him $1600 he would
then be in position to make a price,
etc. Now, in this instance drillers
were ready to proceed with the devel
opment of this property, but as a mat
ter of course declined to Interest them
selves In such an absurd agreement
as the commissioner proposed. There
are many circumstances which I could
relate similar to this and, since The
Herald is the only paper that is in
terested In this country, we feel that
we must have your assistance; we
know that we have got to contend, and
stiffly, for our rights in the west, as
the politician, especially the land com
missioner, has pnly his rulings in
handling this western country to bring
i. -t l . Jl rto A tyii rlo t flTI
"?"" unnw h identical
puilrf.111. L1IO.L cwwtr .,.., ...
widely distributed areas. This
iMtinn ivhinh hrouerht
i i f cTnnl time.
. , . 0onf,nr, nf standard time
time standard and the other another.
What was more inevitable than that
they should have a collision sooner or
later? A traveler going we3t was con
tinually setting his watch back, and
from the standpoint of time never
knew just where he was.
AH these inconveniences led to the
assemoiy oi a conveuuu -,, ,
men in Chicago on October 11, 1883
Following the suggestion of Professor-
Cleveland Abbe and Professor Sanford
Fleming, then with the Canadian Pa-
cific railway, It was aeciueu mat .urtn
America should be divided 'Into four
time belts, and that in each of these
j " 111 uu unit- ,..1U "r" " T:
' for every
line ODeraxinjc witmn -c
...... , ..- . J,
aTthe rg onrstf'PittsburreV:
ing and Bristol, Tennessee. Central
time was to prevail In all the region
between Eastern time points and such
places as Dodge City, Kansas; El Paso,
Texas, and MInot, North Dakota. A
line approximately from Deming, New
Mexico, through Huntington, Oregon,
and Taggan. British Columbia, was to
form ,the western boundary of moun
tain time and the eastern boundary of
Standard Tim,e Established.
This program was agreed upon and
recommended to the government. At
noon on November IS, 1SS3, for the
first time in history, standard time was
sent out from the naval observatory at
Washington to all the stations east' of
the Pacific time belt, and from the
Mare Island navy yard to stations In
that belt. From that day to this, every
properly regulated clock in the United
j States has pointed to the same minute
and the same second at all times. Only
the hour hand differs. It is an hour
'u"cl " "lwlSU mail 111 .YdamUglUH,
two hours slower in Denver, and three
hours slower in San Francisco. Some-
times this difference in time is ad
vantageous to certain people. For in
stance, the Washington correspondent
of a San Francisco afternoon paper
himself in the limelight with the east
ern voters, who control us.
I have talked with many of the- citi
zens and have shown them your edi
torial and they have all expressed
themselves as unanimously In favor of
just what you recommend. Yours, very
truly, Jno. W. Davidson.
(From The HeraH of
The Pierson hotel is made over so
that it is practically a new house.
A thief broke into the show window
of W. M. Shedd's bicycle shop and got
away with only a can of oil.
The Bryan faithful meet tonight for
a medicine talk in the law office of
Stanton & Turney.
In a ball game, El Paso defeated
Denver by a score of 18. to 12.
Fred Feldman and wife were sere
naded last night by the McGinty band.
W. W. Turney has gone to Marfa.
J. L. Warren, formerly of Eddy, is in
Joe Duper 6t Ias Cruces has moved
to this city.
J. J. Campbell returned today on
the Santa Fe.
W. J. Camp and S. L. Dong of Tucson
are in town.
Charley Julian came down today from
Mesilla for a visit.
Miss Jennie Snyder arrived this
morning from Hermosillo, Meico.
J. H. Nations returned this morn
ing from a trip to Colorado.
Max Weber went north this morning
over the Santa Fe on business.
W. T. Hixson and wife returned this
morning from Chicago, where Mrs.
Hixson has been visiting for several
James M. Paul returned this morning
from an eastern trip after having been
gone vtwo months.
Mrs. A. C. Wheeler and Mrs. Carrol
arrived today from Toyah. Mrs.
THE LAW OF LOYALTY
By Elbert Hubbard
r iHTE verv first item
in the creed
- . - -
m ui cummuii sense is ooeuience.
Perform your work with a whole
Revolt may , be sometimes necessary,
but the man who tries to mix revolt
and obedience is doomed to disappoint f
himself and everybody with whom he
To flavor work with protest is to fail
in the protest and fail In the work.
When you revolt, why, revolt climb,
hike, get out, defy tell everybody and
everything to go to hades! That dis
poses of the case. You thus separate
yourself entirely from those you have
served no one misunderstands you
you have declared yourself.
The man who quits in disgust when
ordered to perform a task which he
consid'ers menial or unjust may be
a pretty good fellow; but the malcon
tent who takes y,our order "with a smile
and then secretly disobeys is a danger
To pretend to obey and yet carry in
your hteart the spirt of revolt is to do
half hearted, slipshod work.
If revolt and obedience are equally
in power, your engine will then stop
on the center, and you benefit no one,
not even yourself.
The spirit of obedience is the con
trolling impulse that dominates the re
ceptive mind and the hospitable heart
There are boats that mind the helm
and there are boats that do not. Those,
that do not get holes knocked in them
sooner tr later.
To keep off the rocks, obey the rud
der. Obedience not to slavishly obey
this man or that, but It Is the cheer
ful mental state which responds to the
necessity of the case, and does the
Yisterday was Tilford Moots's birth
day an' his wife give him a straight
handled umbrella so he wouldn' leave it
hangin' on a bar. Some folks are alius
out at th' right time.
lean send afternoon happenings In con-
: , . . ,
gress to his paper long after the New
Jf :"" S?" thS
, fan rnCf "ad!.later news
"JS"?1"8!?1 In is afternoon pa-
per than doe3 the citizen of Washing'
ton. On the other hand, the afternoon
paper in Washington gets out three
hours earlier than that of San Fran
cisco, and the Washingtonlan may be
reading about Golden Gate happen
ings before the resident of San Fran
cisco. AecHraey- of Time.
The accuracy of the nation's time
is largely in the keeping of the naval
observatory at Washington. The math-
ou by which that Institution sets a
nation's, clocks Is interesting and in
genious. In the first place, it has the
cooperation, of every national telegraph,
and telephone line In the country. At
the hour of noon' in Washington, east
ern time, every railroad and telegraph
clock hand in the country is set to
correspond with the Washington noon.
There Is a great master clock, kept in
I an airtight, moisture proof vault, in
wmen a unirorm oarometrlc pressure
or, o ,1T,tt, Tr,r,o,.- I. .1-
f taIned; the latter bei accomplished
Uv t d r m ? .
by the aid of a little thermostat and
a small electric light. This clock is
checked up several times a week by
observations, of the fixed or clock stars
through .the transit telescope. The
Nautical Almanac shows the exact po
sition of each clock star for every hour,
minute, and second in the year, and
with, the transit telescope and the
Nautical Almanac, the astronomer mak
ing the observation Is enabled to cal
culate the exact time to the minutest
(Continued on Next Page).
t&is date. 1896) DA Y
Wheeler will visit for awhile before
Rev. Adolph Hoffman returned to
day from the Methodist conference at
Las Vegas, preparatory to removing
with his family to his new charge at
Raton, N. M.
Miss Lola B. Smith, formerly kinder
garten teacher in this city, was mar
ried recently at Waverly, Ohio, to
Eariest McCullagh of Los Angeles,
where they will live.
E. S. Newman returned this morning
frfom Kansas City, accompanied by his
brother, C. T. Newman, a prominent
citizen of western Colorado, who will
visit here for a few days.
George Rechkart, brother of the Mc
Ginty club president, has accepted a
position as assayer with the Common
wealth Mining and Milling company of
Exjudge A. B. Fall and Fred Ander
son of the RIncon Weekly, had a live
ly scrap at Las Cruces the other day.
The South Oregon Evangelical mis
sion, conducted bjr the Trinity Metho
dists is meeting with success and
quite an interest Is being stirred up
up down in the rescue work. ,
J. M. Dean has been appointed as
J. P. Dieter's proxy In the Democratic
county chair, and will shortly call a
convention of county officers.
The bachelors and simameo grass
widowers hold their postponed blowout
on Thursday night next.
Copyright, 1910, by Star Company
. thing without any back talk uttered
j -vi" eu..
bedience to the Institution Idval-
. . xle.ul" tVil nas noc learned to obey
la "UUUIC ! ineaa OL mm every step of
me wav. xne world has it In for him
continually, because he has it In for
The man who does not know how to
receive orders is not fit to issue them
to others. But the individual who
knows how to execute the orders giv
en him is preparing the way to Issue
orders, and, better still, to have them
There is known to me a prominent
business house that by the very force
of its directness and worth has in
curred the enmity of many rivals. In
fact, there is a very general conspiracy
on hand to put the institution down
In talking with a young man employ
ed by this house he yawned and said:
"Oh, in this quanrel I am neutral."
"But you get your bread and butter
'from this firm, and in a matter where
the very life of the institution is con
cerned I do not se how you can be a
neutral." And he changed the sub
ject. The only real neutral in this game of
life is a dead one.
Eternal vigilance is not only the
price of liberty, but of every other good
A business that is not safeguarded
on every-side by active, alert, attendive,
vigilant men Is gone. As oxygen is
working night and day to dissolve, sep
arate, pull apart and dissipate, so there
Is something In business that continu
ally tends to scatter, destroy and shift
posession from this man to that. A mil
lion mice nibble eternally at every