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Thursday, Sept. 29, 1910.
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t: t, 17 t Th psmrsion is intended to include more than 100
leaning business men of St. Louis, heads of important nouses, who will tour the re
public in a special train, the trip to consume nearly one month.
The St. Louis papers report that elaborate plans for the reception ana enter
tainment of the party are already under way at points on the route. It would be
highly advantageous if El Paso couia have the privilege of entertaining this party
for a day or two. SL Louis does not understand or appreciate the importance of
this southwestern country. A great deal of St. Louis money is invested .Texas,
hut practically all of it east of the 100th meridian. The business men of St. Louis
hardly know El Paso is on the map, yet there should be a very close connection be
tween the two cities. El Paso and this part of te southwest ought to be able to
look to St. Louis for financial, commercial, and industrial cooperation on a big
scale. St. Louis is our natural metropolis, but the business men of St. Louis have
rarely paid any particular attention to the development problems of this section.
If El Paso could have the' pleasure of meeting and entertaining this party of
St Louis business men, en route to Mexico or returning, the occasion would be one
of memorable pleasure for the visitors and for ourselves, and it would unquestion
ably result in forming acquaintances and connections that would be of future bene
fit to all parties concerned.
It looks as if Fort Worth would carry off the palm among American cities for
largest percentage of growth since the Jast census. The average growth of Texas
cities will exceed the percentages of the dries -in any other state.
The surest way to guarantee this valley against any future reduction of the
storage capacity of the big dam will be to hasten and get our lands under active
cultivation, thus establishing our vested rights paramount to every other consider
ation. The water has been duly appropriated and the irrigation works are under
construction, but the actual tilling of the land, every acre, will go far to fix the
whole plan upon its present lines beyond the chance of unfavorable revision.
Sending Officials To School
FOR the first time in the history of the national banking system, the controler
of the currency will engage in field work personally visiting every national
bank examiner over the country, ana inspecting the actual workings of the
national "banking system, in the capacity of ex-of ficio bank examiner.
It is one of .the incidents' of our metioa of government that the higher public
officials have to be educated in their work at very frequent intervals; but public
money, spent in that education, is wisely invested. The frequent changes in the
higher public places are, in a sense, a protection against continuing irregularities;
opponents of the civil service system maintain that the sugar weighing frauds in
Hfew York extenaing over 20 years never could have happenea if there haa been
rotation in office. Such cases as these, however, are isolated, exceptional, and
merely prove the rule. The civil service system has resulted in obtaining for the
routine public service and retaining in office a much higher type of subordinate
employes tjtan were ohtainable, as a general thing, under the old spoils system;
while 'rotation for the higher posts of public administration is a fixed principle in
our scheme of government. But as political appointees are rarely specialists in the
particular work to be assumed, it becomes necessary to send them to school at pub
lic expense after they take office.
The primary pledge is fulfilled in every case by voting for a majority of the
nominees of the party primaries. No moral obligation is violatea when some of
the nominees are scratched and. other individuals voted for in their places. Com
pliance with the primary pledge does not require a man to vote for candidates
whom he "believes to be -unfitted for certain offices. That would be placing party
regularity above the public welfare, and no party would be willing to subscribe to
such a mischievous doctrine. ' ' '
Support the Humane Society
THE Humane society of this city has been doing a splendid work in a quiet
way. Public support has generally been sufficient to bear the expense of
employing a humane officer regularly, and the record of' the society shows
that the officer has been active in preventing cruelty to animals and prosecuting
violators of the ordinances.
The only source of income for the society has been the receipts from member
ship. The fee is small, and the cause is one that should appeal to every man and
woman in the city. The membership should be numbered by thousands ana the
income shouia be commensurate with the importance of the work undertaken.
However it is always difficult to arouse sufficient public interest in such move
ments to insure their adequate support.
The Humane society1, which is in the hands of leading citizens, responsible and
devoted to the work, is about to give an entertainment for the purpose of raising
funds to carry on the work auring the winter, especially for the purpose of em
ploying a humane officer regularly. The object of this society is commenaable in
every way, ana has a universal appeal to human sympathy. Public support shouia
therefore be generous, prompt and continuous.
The Texas company has just filed a deed of trust covering $3,000,000 bond
issue, secured on its properties in Texas, the proceeds of which are to be used for
"improvements and extensions." The Toyah country ought to get a fair slice of
this capital which will be secured in New York.
One of the first acts of the congress soon to convene should be to outlaw
wooden cars in passenger trains after the expiration of five years. The railroads
should be required to haul passengers in cars at least as safe as those used for
transporting coal and coke all steel cars, or cars equipped with longitudinal beams
rigid enough to prevent telescoping in case of collision or derailment- Every rail
road in the country should be required by national and state law to replace not
less than 20 of its passenger equipment with steel cars each year. It will be
economy for the railroads, and the people are entitled to this much of a guarantee
of safety in traveling.
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With St. Louis
Louis have derided to combine for the
THE country's now in better case than 'twas in any age; for every man
there is a place to earn a goodly -wage; the poor man's larder's well sup
plied, against the winter's storms; so let us rip things open wide, and
spring some new reforms. The merchant has within his till a good fat roll or
two; the wheels are turning in the mill, and idle hands are few; the warehouse
groans beneath its weight of costly box and .bale; so let us get
our gall on straight, and send some men to jail. The cities
DISCONTENT flourish and expand, all nature laughs and sings; prosperity's
on every hand, and peace should spread its Avings; but we
shall all our time devote to this rip-shorting game; o'erlook
the painting, while we note the tflyspeck on the frame. There's something wrong
when people thrive; there's something wrong, my friend; we want to see bad
times arrive, and have the banks suspend, and see the mills all close their doors,
and half the merchants fail; so let us fill the air with roars, and send some men
to jail I
Copyright. 1910. by Georga Shifetcfews
The Black Allotment
By H. Mortimer Batten.
T WAS just after sunset one sum-
mer evening when I first saw the
nit. We -were returning home
over the moors, Hollick and T, and the
winding1 sheep track on which we
walked led us through the Black Al
lotment a wild, uncultivated stretch
of land, covered with coarse bnt, and
strewed here and there with rugged
boulders of rock. I noticed a strong
wooden fence, built In a circle, and
'enclosing- what at first I thought to be
the mouth or an. om snaix, mi nomes
told me otherwise.
"We call it the Black Pit." he said.
"It's simply a huge hole in the earth,
no one knows how deep. It may have
beeen made by water centuries ago;
or who can tell it may have been
made by some prehistoric mammmoth
forcing- its way to the earth's sur
face, after having- remained buried for
thousands of years." Hollick was al
ways a romantic fellow.
We crossed the low woden fence,
and, leaning- forward. I peered Into
the inky blackness of the pit. From
somewhere far below, muffled by the
distance, came the gurgling swish of
water. The mouth of the pit was al
most round, and perhaps 20 feet in
width. On one side, there was a steep,
sloping- bank of loose stones; on the
other the -walls dropped perpendicular
ly from the level ground.
And this was the place Hollick led
me to just after sunrise one morning,
a year laer.
"Well, what do you make of this?"
he asked. I saw that the wooden
fence that surrounded the hole was
broken, and that the turf all around
had been trampled upon by the hoofs
"It's the second night within a week
that this has happened," he told me.
"Four days ago, at sunrise, when It
came this way, I found the fence
broken and the grass trodden down
all around, just as you- see it now.
I counted the 'cattle there was one
beast missing. She had evidently
fallen into the pit. So I repaired the
fence, and now" he,, waved his hand
and paused, that his words should gain
their full significance "and now there
is another beast missingl"
We smoked a pipe each in silence,
and after that we repaired the fence,
i m - Profit fi ot A t f Tvrnr TToftao tttIV
"u '"i lujcu 'w .rcai. i".m ""
hcaDs of stones.
That night found us both stretched
in the long, sun dried grass, close to
the mouth of the pit, but we saw and
heard nothing. -
We watched during the night follow-
ing, and during the night following
that, but nothing haprened. On the
fourth night we went home to bed.
I slept with my window open -and j
the sweet summer air fanning In my j the fence down, and to them came corn
face. At midnight I awoke, wide i fort,
awake, and found myself listenlncr. j .
The house was silent as a cave. I f
lay still, looking out of the window
at the stars, and the distant hills j
bathed in moonlight. , And so, I sup
pose, I dropped off to sleep again, when
the sound' which had evidently caused
mo n tvfitrem a -fprsr mlTl'it, s nrevIOUS
brought me back to consciousness with 1
a 3erK. it was tne low ot aistant
cattle, coming from the direction o
the Black Allotment.
Slipping on my clothes, I went out
of the house, and made a bee lino for
On reaching the place I pulled up
short, and stood staring. There, in
the moonlight, closely grouped round
the fence, with their necks extended
towards the mouth of the hole, stood
Hollicks herd of cattle.
The animals were lowing dismally,
as theugh the pit had some attraction
for them, and they wished to get to it.
As I aproached, most of them never
even looked In my direction.
I 'thought of Hollick: after all, -it
was his affair, so I set of: at a run
towards his house, and half r.n hour
later we stood together at the mouth
of the pit.
"They can smell something down
there that they want," he remarked.
We walked back and forth for ' a
long time, then finally drove the beasts
to the other end of the allotment, and
All went well till the end of August,
and it was then 'that by chance I hao
pened to stumble across the key to the
I was strolling along the bank of
the wide stream that flowed by Hol
lick's house. On one side of the
stream was a high hill, to which the
Black Allotment formed a tableland.
The rocks rose up perpendicularly
from the water on the allotment side,
overshadowed by trees, and in many
It was a wild little gullly, enly pas
sible in summer time when t'ie wa
ters were low, and I doubt if more
than three people a year passed that
Presently I discover d a large cave
which ran off at a right angle to
wards the center of the Black Allot
ment. An underground river tumbled
and spilled out of it. emptying itself
into the still pond.
This set me thinking. Was the cave
connected with the pit Into which Hol
lick's cattle had fallen? Selecting a
large log of wood from a spinney near
ty. I carved a cross on It, and making
my way to the pit, threw the log down.
Also I threw several armfuls of glass,
tied up Into bundles.
Twenty minutes later found me
seated bj' the mouth of the ctve and
waiting patiently. Bat r had tml lng
to wait; first jf -ill tl e Vg ot woid ap
peared, the one aftac ih other, the tun
dles of grass.
That night I hid myself by the mouth
of the underground river down by the
stream. Nothing hoppened, however,
and every night for a w-!-- found me
watching in the same place.
On the eighth night something did
happen. The moon was brilliant, and
there was not a sound in the ravine,
save for the steady ripple of the wa
ter. I had even ventured to light a pipe,
and was trying to smoke it without
making a smoke, when suddenly there
Daily Short Story
sounded the sharp .cracking- of a twig",
which, beyond doubt, was caused by a
For some second I heard no more,
then out of the shadows and into a
ray, of moonlight in4 front of me passed
the dark figure of a man. He was a
curious looking individual. Over his
head he wore a cloth; his sleeves were
rolled up to his elbows; his baggy
trousers were supported by a colored
Noiselessly as a cat he moved, stooping-
forward in an attitude of stealth
and watchfulness. Wading the stream
he reached the mouth of the under
ground river, then sat himself down
and waited. One hours, two hours, pass
ed, during which he neither moved nor
made a sound. At last he rose to his
feet, and peered into the darkness of
the cave. Whether his quick ears had
caught some sound from within I can
not say, but he placed his fingers to
his lips and whistled softly. In two or
three minutes another gipsy appeared
as though from nowhere, and the two
began to converse in low guttural
Then I saw something large and
black roll sluggishly out from the
mouth of the cave. The two men laid
hold of it, and drew it to the side.
It was the bod- of a dead cow!
I had a revolver with me, and I fired
a shot into the air, just to let them
know how things stood. At first they
both showed fight, and it was no pleas
ant job marching- them away, for I ex
pected that other gypsies would be hid
ing; somewhere near.
I believe they spent the remainder
of the night in Hollick's cellar, but am
not quite sure. On the following daj'
they were taken charge of bj- the po
The whole thing had been brought
about so simply. When the gypsies
were short of meat they had nothing
to do but pollute the trough water In
the Black allotment with salt, and a
fresh supply of meat was at their
When the unfortunate cattle had
drunk enough salt water to temporari
ly appease ' their thirst, and to satisfy
their liking; for salt, they had enough
sense not to drink more. But after
a few minutes sickness would come on.
together with a maddening- thirst that I
1....ji3 l.f a..a1 a, ..
uuinou t-iieir iiiuutns, tneir tnroats, and
their stomachs. They wanted fresh wa-
ter, but there was no fresh water to be
had, and the grass was burnt drj with
Down in the pit there was water.
and plenty of it. They could hear It
running, they could smell it, but be
tween the pit and then was" the cum
bersome' obstacle man called a fence.
Some of them in their madness, broke
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of
Thia Data 189S.
Col. Baylor Is in town from Pecos
H. P. Noake has returned from a trip
Will Kneeland is back from his Mex
ican tour. I
Collector Davis has returned from his
Miss Helen Sternau has returned from
a business trip.
M. A. Bicknell of the S. P. has re
turned from a Mexican trip.
Rev. A. M. Elliott, the former Pres
bj'terian pastor, has gone north.
Mrs Alex Lotb leaves in the morning
oi er the Santa Fe f r jvansas City.
Lamar Davis, son of the collector, has
been admitted to the state university
Frank Fletcher came up from Chi
huahua this morning and went to Dem
Ed. Scott is sporting a stiff right leg
these days, as a result of a runaway.
The public schools will take a vaca
tion tomorrow so that the children may
see the circus and visit the menagerie.
Collector Davis has rented a fine
pasture north of Midland, where he will
transfer 3000 head of steers from his
ranch in Presidio county.
The following are tne entries for the
road race of next Friday afternoon:
Scratch Dulaney, Walz, Higgins and
Thompson; Lane, one minute-; Rand,
Ha"gan, Purtell and Bridgers, three
minutes; Hogan, Mollnary and Mc
Laughlin, four minutes; DeVoe, Kelly,
Green and Spivey, five minutes. The
start will be made from in front ot
Dr. Whites residence on Myrtle street,
at 4:30 p. m. '
President Engledue of the English
dam company arrived last night. Ha
Is a retired army officer and has gone
over the sites proposed .for the vast
dams of the company and is well im
pressed with the feasibility and advan
tages of the scnem'e. One is to be lo-
Icated at Elephant Butte and another
at Las Cruces.
Messrs. Hart and Magoffin are around
town today raising the remaining $150
for the baseball club, so it looks as
if the club avas going to exist.
About $30 per month is being realized
from tuition fees from nonresidents for
the -schools. The money is- being de
voted" towards improvements in the
study of chemistry and the increase in
The school board says it will be nec
essary to carry out alderman Del
Buono's Idea and build a schoolhouse
in ward 2, If the council will ?. ie the
board tne money realized by the sale
of the Utah street property.
Si Ryan was on the Long Island
steamboat Connecticut when her cylin
der head blew through the bottom of
the boat and she came near sinking
with all on board.
Thomas O'Keefe deeds to Margaret
J. O'Keefe, for Slj lots 7 and 8, bloclc
262, Campbell's addition.
The Mexican manual training school
American Prison Association
And Its Big Accomplishments FredLc
; J. Hasldn
FOREIGNERS STUDY OUR JAILS ZZIZZL
HE American Prison associa
tion, composed of the leading
prison authorities and crimnol-
ogists of the United States and Canada,
begins its 40th annual congress i n
Wacnington today. It will have the
honor of entertaining the foreign del
egates of the International Prison
association, which will hold its con
gress In the same city next week.
These foreign delegates have been en
joying one of the most Important
tours ever participated in by prison
authorities and phrenologists. Start
ing from New Tork, on a special all
Pullman train, they have visited the im
portant penal institutions between that
city and Chicago, returning to Wash
ington by way of Indianapolis and
Louisville. They found much to com
mend In the advanced methods of deal
ing with the criminal as characterized
by the work at Elmira, Sing Sing,
Auburn, Mansfield and Indianapolis.
The activities of these two congress
es represent only a portion of the work
being done for the betterment of the
prison population of the United States.
A society has been formed for the sci
entific study of criminals; another has
been organized for the purpose of
bringing about reforms in the enact
ment and enforcement of criminal law;
while still another aims to establish
the principle of indeterminate senten
ces and the parole sj'stem.
American Jailera Best.
The work of the American Prison
association has served to produce Inthe
United States as excellent a corps of
prison keepers as is to be found in
any country. Frequent interchange of
ideas, and the custom of visiting the
various institutions, has made avail
able for all, the lessons taught by ex
perience at each institution. The first
president of the American association
-was Rutherford B. Hayes, afterwards
president of the United States. He
was governor of Ohio at the time of
th organization of the association in
In some states, farms have been es
tablished in conjunction -with the pen
itentiaries and reformatories. The
right to work upon these plantations
is made dependent upon the prison rec
ords of the men. This has served to
give nearly every prison Inmate an
incentive to good behavior, and has re
sulted favorably with regard to the
health of those who have been allotted
the privilege of life in the open air.
At the same time, it has given them a
training of great benefit when they are
given their liberty. It is often diffi-
A Bachelor Girls' Club Whose Members
HIGH and heroic tale comes
from a small town In Indiana,
where the girls have arisen as
J m-.n1i'riv Q t"nn(l
one woman, anu aie man-mt)
against the deadbeat beau.
Aorortlincr to reports from the seat o
' war. the young women of the town
nave orgauiicu . cv.v... - .
with a constitution and bylaws directed
specifically against the Sunday night
caller and the young man who n,ever
One of the iron-bound rules of tne
organization provides that no member
can accept the attentions of a young
man to church "unless he has accom
panied her. or some other member or
the club to a social function where
the cost of entertainment was not
borne by the hostess."
Another rule is that under no circum
stances "shall any member of the club
accept the attentions of that, cltfss of
voung men who always show up on
Sundav night, generally about supper
time, and who never hear of a tneater
or any entertainment where they win
be called upon to spend a dollar."
' A Declaration of Rights.
Deadly attention is also called to the
voung men and the double cross is to
be given them who always take visit
ing girls out buggy riding and send
them boxes of candy, but who seem to
think the home girls prefer to waiK
and have no sweet teeth.
This Bachelor Girls' club is a decla
ration of women's rights that meets a
long fell want, and it is to be hoped
that other girls in other places will
follow the shining example it sets, it
is hiB-h. time that girls should show
some independence in tne matter ot
beaux, and teach young men that it is
an honor and a privilege to be permit
ted to visit them, and that, in the clas
sic language of the ragtime ditty.
"They Don't Want No Cheap Man
Around." . , . ...
One of the most pathetic and humili
ating things on earth is the frantic and
senseless craving that the majority of
young women have for the attentions
of men, and the servile efforts they
will make to get them. Girls set the
measure of each other's success, and
even their own, on the number of beaux
they have, and in order to have a lot of
vouths dangling after them there is no
sort of treatment, short of actual In
sult, that they will not endure.
A. girl may be pretty and dainty, but
she will stand for an uncoutn uoor be
cause he is a manf She may be intelli
gnet and well educated, but she will let
herself be bored to extinction almost
.by a blatant and ignorant egotist for
the sake cf being seen out with a man.
Because They Are Men.
She will work like a coal heaver to
entertain the dull and silent; she will
suffer a martyrdom from the endless
maunderings of the senile; she will
listen apparently enraptured to the
babbling of infants; she will smile
while the awkward trample over her
feet and tear off her skirt, because
they are men.
Look about you wherever you go at
the theater, in restaurants, on the
street cars, wherever men and women,
are together, and It's the woman who
is gurgling and enthusing and making
all the effort to entertain and make
the occasion go, while the man sits up
and suffers himself to have incense
burned before him and his lordly self
diverted. It is a sickening spectacle.
Worse than that, girls show no pride
in their dealings with men. They allow
a man to blow hot and to blow cold;
to rush them now and neglect them
again, and -when the man chooses to
do the prodigal beau act and return to
them, they go out with rejoicings to
meet him and fall upon his neck and
slay not only the fatted calf in his
honor, but set out Ice cream and angel's
food before him.
Half of the girls have so little self
respect that when a man condescends
to correspond with them they write
two letters to his one and ten pages
to his hastily scrawled note. More,
there are even girls who hold them
selves so cheaply that they call up men
on the telephone and demand to know J
cult to obtain work after a term in
prison, and farm life offers about the
best solution of this difficulty. In
some states the men are put out on road
work. In one western state they have
no armed guards over them, and there
are fewer escapes than in other camps
where such guards are maintained. It
Is said by those in charge of these men
that they could not take more pride
in their work if they expected to reap
a fortune from it.
"Work In. Minnesota.
In Minnesota the Inmates of the pen
itentiary are engaged in making binder
'twine. The output of the prison fac
tory Is sold to the farmers at 3 cents
a pound less than the prices charged
by the binder twine trust. Yet in
spite of this remarkable reduction, the
net earnings of the factory amount to
S189.69 per year from each man en
gaged. It is now the plan of the Min
nesota authorities to build a big agri
cultural Implement factory where ma
chinery will be made for the farmers
of the state. ,As Minnesota is able to
finance all of its state institutions
without levying a single penny of state
taxes, it will be seen that the farmers
of that state well may be pleased with
their twine factory and implement
shops. It is estimated that when the
implement shops are in full blast the
prison population of the state peniten
tiary will be bringing in a net Income
of S300.000 a year to the state.
Question of Parole.
More agitation has been waged about
the question of paroling prisoners than
about any other problem confronting
the phrenologists of the country in re
cent -years. Experience has demon
strated that the life prisoner, with
every ray of hope stricken from his
life, becomes little more than a gloomy,
remorse-stricken brute yielding the
most reluctant obedience to prison
rules. Most criminologists believe that
if there were a system of parole for
these "life" men, which would intro
cude some hope into their existence,
they would become the mainstay of
discipline in penal institutions. That
this conclusion is well founded seems
to be demonstrated in the case of the
men serving life sentences In the San
number of years ago they petitioned
Quentin penitentiary, California. A
the governor of California to parole
one man of their number each year,
the parole going to the prisoner hav
ing the best record up to that time.
After consulting with various prison
authorities, the governor decided to
try the experiment. It worked so well,
IX ON THE GIRL
"Don't "Want No Cheap Men Around"
. why these men haven't been to see
them, and entijeat them to calL
Of course, the effect of all of this is
to lessen women's value in a man's
sight and to make him think that he
is doing a noble and philanthropic act
when he takes pity upxn a young wo
man and drops around to see her.
The Girls Own Fault.
Why should he exert himself to pur
sue her when if he will only wait she
wil chase him down? Why should he
spend his money on taking her to res
taurants when she is so anxious for his,
society that she will tole him in with'
dinners and suppers if he -won't come
any other way?, Why should he take
her to theaters, when she will make
up box parties and buy the tickets in
order to beseen out with a man?
It's all the girls' own fault. They
write their own price tag when they
are so dead crazy for the attentions of
men that they will take them on -any
terms. If the girls had only dignity
enough and self-respect enough to let
the men see that it was an honor to a
man to be permitted to take a nice girl
about and a compliment to be received
at her home, they could abolish those
loatnesome, conceited young jacka
napes that languidly drop the handker
chief and watch a lot of nice girls
scramble for it. ,
In the meantime it, is cheering to
hear that there are at least a few girls
insurgents who have rebelled against
the czars of society, and who purpose
to make the young men of their com
munity realize that it is a privilege to
visit a pretty, intelligent young woman,
and one that is worth paying for.
DON'T BRAND ,
YOUR CHILDREN. &-
(By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.) .
HEARD a mother discuss her daugh
ter's faults and weaknesses once
for an hour and bemoan her in
gratitude "and selfishness. Several
times during the recital she mentioned
the girl's unfortnuate "inheritance" of
the father's traits.' I wonder how many
times she 'nad impressed this idea on
the young girl's mind.
Whenever I hear a parent talking In
that vein about a child I know where
all the trouble began not with the
"bad Inheritance," but with bad breed
ing. All the education and all the oppor
tunities in the world will not bring good
results if the young mind Is compelled
to believe Itself branded with some evil
Inheritance. There Is no Inheritance
rne persistent, patient love and wise
sympathy and guidance of a mother
Say not thy evil' instinct Is inherited,
Or that some trait. Inborn, makes thy
whole life forlorn.
And calls down punishment that Is not
Back of thy parents and grandparents
The Great Eternal Will. That, too. Is
Inheritance strong, beautiful, divine.
Stop telling your children that they
inherit anything but the divine quali
ties. Instill Into their minds that idea
of perfection which the Great Teacher
spoke of when He said: "Be ye perfect,
even as your Father In Heaven is per
fect." Think of their good qualities
and 'believe those are the dominant
In talking with other people about
your children it Is not wise to expatiate
too widely upon their many virtues, as
it may not be a matter of interest to
your listeners, but under no considera
tion allow yourself to discuss the faults
of j'our offspring with outsiders', for
It will cause all persons of any discern
ment to lose respect for you as a parent,
and to see that you are unable to prop
erly guide and direct the children you
have brought into the world.
Copyright, 1910. by the New York
Evening Journal Publishing company.
A piano tuner is tightenin th fenca
around th' courthouse. Th' school o' ex
perience runs right along thro' th' sum
both In the prison and out of it, that a
number of states have copied the idea.
The majority of life sentences are
for murder in the second degree- It
Is thought that a record of from 10
to 25 years of good behavior inside
prison walls is sufficient evidence that
these men would be excellent citizens
If liberated. The objection to the pa
role of life prisoners comes manly
from states in which there is no cap
ital punishing and where the jury
awards favor life Imprisonment rather
Crime Is Iaherfted. v
That crime and feeble mindedness
arises from hereditary taint Is well Il
lustrated by Information gathered in
Pennsylvania penal Institutions. It
was found in the investigation
that no less than 154 feeble minded
people were being 'supported by the
state, ,all of whom were the offspring
of one marriage four generations
back. The statistics of criminal life
are little less striking. In many in
stances there being chains of crimi
nals covering five and six generations
of a family. It has been shown that
54 per cent, of all crime In the United
States is due to three causes, all of
which may In fact be traced to one
source. Drunkenness represents 23
percent of the causes of crime in the
United States, vagrangy 20, and disor
derly conduct 11 percent- Vagrancy
usually arises from drunkenness, and
disorderly conduct most often springs
from the same source, so that" it Is
fair to assume 'that the majority of all
crimes are the direct 'or indirect re
sults of drunkenness. Seventy per
cent of all criminals in the United
States come from defective homes, and
20 percent of these from homes where
husband and wife are separated.
There are more than 80,000 prison
ers in the jails, reformatories, and pen
itentiaries of the United States. Ap
proximately 10,000 of these are there
for homicide in one form or another.
More than 5,00fr of those serving term3
for homicide are life prisoners. It Is
estimated that the cost of crime in the
United States is more than a billion
dollars a year. Some writers have as
serted that it is as much as five bil
lion dollars a year, but such figures
are not supported by the more con
servative authorities. A full half bil
lion dollars has been Invested in plans,
buildings and equipment of the various
penal institutions of the country. More
than a million men are engaged, in
one capacity or another, in combatting
crime or punishing its perpetrators.
DiscHMloB of Crime.
Considerable debate has been waged
among prison authorities as to wheth
er or not crime is on the increase. It
is not contended that there" are fewer
violators of the law today than there
were years ago, but the increase in vi
olations is chargeable to the fact that
there are more things for which men
may be penalized. For instance, 20
years ago no one was convicted of
adulterating food, for the simple rea
son that there was no law making such
adulteration a crime. It is only in re
cent yeArs that men could be punished
for automobile speeding or Joy riding,
since there were no automobiles in
whichto speed and joy ride in years
gone by. Rebating, now a criminal of
fense, once was looked upon without
disfavor, even by the government
President Taft declared in an address
delivered not long ago, that he be
lieved throughout the country the ad
ministration of criminal law and the
prosecuting of crime constitute a dis
grace to our civilization. One of the
things he had In mind was the compar
ative immunity of the rfch from the
operation of the criminal law, while
the poor feel all of the bitterness of
Its enforcement. A preacher once de
clared that if a man stole 10 they
sent him to jail, and if he stole $10,
000 they sent him to congress. Of
course this was an exaggeration, but
it illustrates a tendency lamented by
Mr. Taft -and all other devotees of the
Chief Aim of Worker.
The chief aim of prison reformers
today Is to prevent the unfortunate
youth of the nation from gravitating
Into a hardened career of crime. Un
der old conditions the wayward boy
was sent to jail, where he could con
sort with none but those hardened In
crime and where he was almost 'sure
to absorb the nature of criminality.
At present the juvenile court and the
probation officer are trying make
the unfortunate boys and girls who
get into the toils of the law feel that
there Is hope for them and If they will
join in the effort, thej- may be recon
structed into good, useful and honor
able citizens. The same attitude is dis
played on the part of the keepers of
adult prisoners, and no force has la
bored so long or so effectively for the
rejuvenation of the prison world as the
American Prison congress.
Tomorrow Passion Play of 1918.
NEW CENSUS FIGURES FOR
FIVE CITIES ANWOUXCED
Washington, D. C. Sept. 29. Popu
lation statistics, as enumerated for the
13th census, have been made public by
the census bureau for the following
Qulncy, Mass., 32,642, an' increase of
8,743, or 36.6 per cent, over 23.S99 in
Waltham, Mass., 27.S34, an Increase
of 4,353, or 1S.5 per cent, over 23,4S1.
.Richmond, Va 127,628, an increase
of 42.57S, or 50.1 per cent, over 83,050
Springfield, Mo., 35,201, an increase
of 11.934, or 51.3 per cent, over 23,267
Joplln, Mo., 32,073, an increase ol
6,052, or 23.2 per cent, over 26,023 in