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6 Monday, October 101910.
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NOT for one minute should the city council m. c -- ,
sioners hesitate to contribute the necessary funds to insure the continuance
of the baby saving work of the Woman's Charity association. The demon
nation during the last five months is absolutely convincing, no only a t the
great need which exists for such work in this city but also as to the efficiency
of the plan which has been adopted.
Public money cannot be spent in any more economical way than l u t saving
the lives of the babies and in improving the conditions of P g
The appalling death rate among the children in the Mexican settlement of El o
is a deep disgrace to this city. If we could not help it there might be some
excuse ft hSon or neglect on the part of the public authorities; but e
remedy for the existing terrible condition rests within our own and the
.abuauthorities will receive the unanimous approva 1 of j
payers if they vote to give the necessary aid to sustain this vitally important work
tZ: neSd is .100 per month om the city and 100 per month from
the county;the balance needed, $50 per montb, will be raised through public and
private subscription, The total amount that the wor costs is so small com
pared with the great and tangible benefits that there ought not to he any hesita
Hon on the part of the representatives of the people in city and county office
The Mexican section of El Paso has a higher death rate than any section of
equal area in any other city of the United States, and if the public authorities
Sould refuse to contribute toward remedying the awful situation down there,
upon those public authorities must thereafter rest the stigma of tolerating a
mortality rate in this city that would not be tolerated m any other city in the
civilized world. . - OOT.
Che remedy is in the hands of the public authorities through using the means
provided "by the Charity organization. To sustain this work will mean an actual
saving in dollars and cents to the city and county, besides going far to remove the
menace to this community that exists by reason of our own neglect of the lives
and welfare of our fellow citizens.
Wooden steps as fire escapes for theaters are hardly in accord with our modern
ideas of safety for places of public assembly. Why are the wooden step fira
escapes still tolerated on large playhouses in El Paso?
Uncle Sam exercises great care in looking after the health of hogs, cattle,
cotton, and apple tries, but he does mighty little for the health of the human being.
We need a national department of health to do for humankind much the same
.ort of work that is being done for animals and plants by the department of
Growth Of the Population
OKLAHOMA CITY shows the largest percentage of increase since the last
census, 539 percent. Muskogee, Okla., is next in the list with 490 percent.
Birmingham, Ala., comes third with 345 percent, then north to Flint, Mich.,
with. 194 percent, back to Fort Worth, Tex., with 174 percent, up to Schenectady,
N Y with 129 percent, back to Dallas, Tex., with 116 percent, north again to
Waterloo, la., with 112 percent, and again soU.h to Jacksonville, Fla., with 102
percent. , ' .
The most noteworthy fact about this list is that four of the nine leading
cities are in the south and the two leaders in Oklahoma are southerly enough td
be classed in this section, giving us six of the nine leaders in percentage of growth.
While most cities show a substantial increase, many of the rural districts m
the most thickly nopulated states, show a heavy loss. This is not true of the
newly developed states, but the rural population of the nation as a vhole has
Send-your copy of the El Paso Herald to a friend in some distant city after
you get through reading it; it is the best advertisement El Paso can send out
The Republican majority of the New Mexico constitutional convention holds
a good many caucuses to block out its policies and programs, but these caucuses
are not held in secret chambers behind closed doors; the newspaper representatives
are freely invited and criticsm and suspicion are thus disarmed. '
Both New Mexico and Arizona are engaged in carrying out a bioad plan of
territorial highways. The state of Texas is doing nothing to encourage the con
struction of good roads through the state.
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A MINOR police judge or t. x-ouis, w. j. rvuma, uiauuLcu mc . "
allowing men arrested for drunkenness to take the pledge of abstinence in
lieu of&undergoing the punishment prescribed by law. The judge is his
own probation officer and requires weekly reports. Hundreds who were drunkards
have thus been encouraged to sobriety and industry.
Although this "plan was originated in St. Louis, and most effectually applied
there, only one state of the union has legalized the scheme Vermont; but Great
Britain, having the plan brought to her attention, through the international reform
bureau, has legalized the Pollard plan by act of parliament and the Australian,
colonies have followed suit.
The tendency is growing to treat drunkenness as a disease, rather than a
crime; probation and the pledge will be tried, to be followed in the easel oS
habitual drunkards by compulsory commitment to an inebriates' home for a year
or two- if a victim shows himself incurable, he should be sentenced to perpetual
custody in an asylum, and the product of his labor, as far as possible, devoted to
the support of his family.
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Work among the children offers the best chance to save life and improve
conditions of living. The Woman's Charity is engaged in positive, aggressive, con
structive work, and needs the financial assistance of the city and county as well
as of business men generally. It means a saving of dollars and cents as well as
better protection of our own homes and our own loved ones. If the purely philan
thropic or charitable idea does not appeal to you, there are much more potent
leasons based on financial considerations and on the primary instinct of self
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U walts Denatured Poem
MAX shaves with an his might, and. keeps the lather flowing; he shaves by
day and night, and whiskers keep on growing. The com may wilt and
die in hot winds that are blowing beneath a brazen sky, but whiskers keep
. growing. The crop of wheat may 'fail,
ined farmers wail, but whiskers keep on
there are no peas
are flourishing and thriving. The plants that bring us
WHISKERS mon all kinds of care are needing; we labor in the sun,
at hoeing and at weeding; when shipped they bring us
dough, to pay us for their crating; and still our whiskers
grow, and need no cultivating. We do not sprinkle them with Paris green and
water, the ravages to stem of bugs that gnaw and slaughter; we do not set up
poles between the rows of whiskers, or set our traps for moles, field mice and
other friskers. Our whiskers need no care, no chemicals to nourish; they rear their
fronds in air like island palms, and flourish. .But in the marketplace, where people
buy and barter, the whiskers on your face won't bring a bogus quarter. And
that's the way things go throughout the world, my neighbor; the things that bring
us dourfi are fruits of care and labor.
Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews
PSTAIRS two small girls were be- I
I J ing- put to bed.
Downstairs a dinner party
was in progress.
One of the guests, a great friend of
the family, came upstairs to visit the
"Is they a party downstairs?" de
manded a small person with very blue
eyes and corn silk hair.
"There is," was the answer, "and
what do you thing they usually have
"Candy," said Miss Goldenlocks,
breathlessly, "an three candles, an a
ring in the cake, an' a penny an' an' "
"Malted milk," added a sleepy voice
from the next crib.
"Well, not always." said the guest,
rather taken aback, "but they have ice
cream, and If there is any at this party
I'll see that you have some."
The baby settled back with a sigh of
blissful anticipation and the guest
went down to dinner and promptly for
got all about his promise, which was
just as well, as these babies -were
brought up on a highly scientific plan
and would not have been allowed to
eat ice cream at that hour.
The next morning when the nurse
came to take the children out of bed
Miss Goldenlocks sat up in bed with a
THE MIRACLE The Herald's
By Leon Fraple. Dally Shoft StOfy
After devoting more than 40 years i
of his life to his patients in Paris, old
Dr. Martin had retired to the country
and he loved to hear himself talk after
dinner in the lovely rose garden in the
rear of the house. Tonight his audi
ence consisted of the notary and' the
village minister, who were comfort
ably sipping their demi-tasses of black
"Now I will tell you the story I
premised you at dinner," said the doc
tor. "I was sent for one Sunday after
noon. I found a family consisting of
a father, a housepalnter; the mother,
who wqrked as a laundress, and four
children, aged respectively 7, G, 4 and 3
years. Their apartment consisted of
a single room on the top floor.
The mother, a woman of about 30,
looked thriftly and kind, but she was
prematurely aged by worry and care.
She explained the case to me very
briefly. She had sent for me during
her husband's absence, that I might
examine their youngest child, who
not sick, but whom had not yet
begun to talk, though surely little Lolo
was no more mute than the others. She
had often noticed him moving his lips,
as if talking to himself, but he would
j not talk aloud, and this worried her
"While I was listening to her, I
looked at the four little ones, who
were seated around the table. Thejy
looked like typical children of the poor,
thin and pale, but still full of life.
Little Lolo was a particularly attrac
tive child. He was fair, had a sweet
face, furtive eyes and a rather aqui
line nose. The rapidly changing ex
pression of his face showed him to be
an unusually bright little fellow.
"The first thing I did was to' try to
make him say a few simple little
TT-fifrJ fntVioT- Tnnthcr. nnrl "how rtn
you do.' As soon as I looked at him, !
however, he lowered his eyes, his fea
tures became set and his sensitive 'lips
contracted. It was evident that he
would have been able to articulate
sounds, but for some invisible nervous
"The case Interested me exceedingly,
still more so because the other chil
dren were almost abnormally calm and
quiet for their age.
"I asked the mother several ques
tions concerning their family life, and
meanwhile made a mental note of
everything in the room the double
bed of the parents, partly hidden by
an old faded curtain, little beds of the
children, the pictures on the wall, the
cupboard and the table. The room was
light and neatly kept. The scanty fur
niture was In good condition, and
nothing pointed to extreme poverty,
but there was something mysteriously
depressing in the whole atmosphere of
the room, which I could not explain,
but which affected me very strongly.
"Suddenly I knew the reason. The
mother had to confess that her hus
band very often drank too much, late
ly every day, that he very seldom
worked and quite frequently made
abominable scenes when he came home,
which often ended in convulsions and
"This was enough for me to diag
nose the case exactly and I went away
without asking any more questions,
but not until the mother had prom
ised to send for me immediately in
case of another alcoholic crisis.
"She sent for me the very same
"I found a man of about 35, dressed
in a dirty blouse, pale complexion,
with wild eyes, holding on to the
back of a chair brandishing In his
right hand an empty bottle. He was
shouting threats against his wife, and
the scared children were all huddled
in a corner.
"As s6on as he saw me, his lips cov
ered with foam and he was seized
with an epileptic fit. The bottle fell
from his hand and broke, and we were
just in time to prevent him from crash
ing headlong into the broken glass on
the floor. We placed him on the bed
and after a faw spasms he grew lived
the oats may make no showing, wime
growing. I've lost my crop of beans,
surviving; but still my wliisKennes
Be Truthful With
frown of displeasure on her face.
Sarah." she said severely. ' there
was a liar in this house last night."
A few questions from the nurse
brought out the story of the promised
The children never again believed In
that man, though he tried hard to re
gain their confidence. People think
very little of telling an untruth to a
The person who would not lie to an
adult, without a qualm shatters a
child's beautiful faith.
The Child Imitates.
Explain matters to a child, or say, "I
am sorry, but I cannot tell you about
that," but don't He.
To begin with, a child's life is al
most entirely imitative, and when a
grown person does not stick to the
truth, a child quickly learns to follow
in his steps. '
It is so unfair to take advantage of
a child's trust in you.
A child may not realize that it has
been told an actual untruth, but it
knows that It has not been fairly dealt
with, and its little heart feels sore over
If it is wiser to withhold the truth
at least be just enough to explain that
you cannot discuss the matter, or evade
the' subject altogether.
and motionless, and it was almost Im-
possible to discover the slightest sign
"The same thing happened every
day, the mother told me, and my diag
nosis was complete. I understood the
silent horror of the atmosphere of this
"The older children had grown calm
and silent, not orjy when the father
"was at home, but also" during his ab
sence; thev dared neither play or even l
laugh. As soon as they entered the
room, they became frightened and
silent. The misery of a life in these
surroundings had a terrible effect
upon little Lolo, who would sit for
nours In "is hlgn cnair staring silently ;
z i -".i ? , I
into snacft. Thftre was ahsnlntplv no
physical defect which prevented him
from talking, he was bright and
healthy, but the dreadful Bight of his
father's paroxysms had killed the pow
re of speech in him. At the moment
when he had been about to begin his
first childish prattle, a threat hurled
at his mother had cut him short, and
J since then he had made no effort to f
talk. Tis eyes talked, however, his
??1 ff ce, fas ,f "" f expression; he
laiiveu iu itiiuacii, uui uu auuuu cci
passed his lips. It was evident to me
t that there was nothing to do but to
send the child away to some place
where he would forget the existence of
"I promised the mother to see that
this was done, and after preparing a
soothing medicine for the father, who
could be delirious with fever, when he
came back to life, I left mother and
children auxiously watchliyg the inani
mate body on the bed.
' "The following Sunday the father's
paroxysms were worse than ever. He
upset the table, broke a chair and
twice the scared children had to flee
downstairs. The convulsions were
dreadful and it was dangerous to go
near the still powerful man. Even
when we ha d carried him to his bed he
kept on struggling wildly
dropped into the usual
"When he had become unconscious
the mother and children sat watching
him anxiously, dreading the moment
when he would wake up again- Lolo
had sat motionless in his high chair
staring at his father, but suddenly
his face lit up, his lips moved and with
the ease of a child who had talked
every day he cried: "Mother! Mother!
Come and kiss me! Take off my apron.
Let us go for a walk. The weather is
so nic,e now."
,(A11 communications must b;ar the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest is made).
VAGGIN'G THE SICK.
Mexico City, Mex., Oct. 9.
Editor El Paso Herald:
In a recent issue of your paper I
was shocked in noting the following
head lines: "Consumptive Victims to
Be Tagged," and the article that fol
lowed, which, in substance, stated that
it had been decided by your county
judge and physician that all sick per
sons who applied at the county hospi-
i tal or county clinic for medical aid
should be arrested on the charge of
Of all the ilustrations of "Inhumani
ty to man" ever heard of in a presum
ed Christian and free country, I con
sider this the worst. The amount
spent yearly to preach the teachings of
our Savior can hardly be estimated,
yet in a country where they pretend to
be most humane, the teachings of the
Lord Jesus Christ is most ignored. El
Paso is now under the Sunday law,
and they have been fighting for many
years for the suppression of many
vices common to the community, which
Interesting Facts About the
Postal and Naval
VI AND VII THE GOVERNMENT AT WORE.
THE postoffice department, with
its 325,000 employees, is thte
largot single governmental es
tablishment in the world. It annually
handles more than fourteen billion
piecs of mail at a cost of more than
5200,000,000. More than one-hair
of all the employees of the government
are at work under the direction of the
postmaster general. Some idea of the
immensity of its business may be
gleaned from the statement that the
stamps of all kinds used in a single
year would plaster 2,900 acres of land,
or make six belts of stamps around
the earth. Countmg those on stamped
envelopes, newspaper wrappers and
postal cards, the aggregate number
used annually is upward of eleven bil
lion. Retrenchment Instituted.
When the revenues of the govern
ment began to fall off two years ago
the postoffice department started to
look for opportunities to retdench.
It was found that in the money or
der busintfss the labor involved in
handling the advice slips mailed from
the issuing to the paying office, in
volved an expenditure of $600,000 a
year. So it was- deceided by the post
master general to issue a new form of
order. In which the advice slip was in
corporated with the order itself and
carried to the paying office by the per
son in whose favor the order was issu
ed. This single economy, involving
no impairment of the service, results
in an annual saying of more than half
a million dollars. Another opportunity
for retrenchment was found in the
handling of registered matter. It had
heen the custom to issue a return card
for each registered letter or parcel
sent. This required the handling ot
more than 30,000,000 cards a year by
the employees of the postal service.
The postmaster general asked congress
to authorize him to return cards to the
senders only when requested. The re
sult of this small economy will be a
saving of several hundred thousand
The growth of the mail business of
the United States has been one of the
marvels of American progress. In
1S37 the average individual spent 32
cents a year for postage. In 1909 he
spent S2.29 a year on mail sent out.
The receipts of the Chicago postoffice
today are larger than those of the en
tire country at the time of Abraham
Lincoln's accession to the presidency.
No part of the service has enjoyed such
a remarkable development as the rural
free delivery. Fourteen years ago
there were only 82 rural routes in op
eration, and they involved an annual
expenditure of only $15,000. Today
there are more than 40,000 in opera
tion and they involve an annual out
lay 'of some $36,000,000. This service
is the most expensive that the govern
ment renders. The entire receipts of
the rural letter carriers are less than
$S,000,000 a year and the government
spends more than four times as much
on the service.
me Man In Charge.
The postmaster general Is assisted
in his work by four assistant post
masters general. The tirst assistant
bas charge of the appointment of post-
masters, of whom there are more than
60,000. Under present regulations tne
aim is to appoint men of recognized
efficiency, and to keep them in office
as long as they satisfactorily discharge
their duties. He also has charge or
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salaries and allowances for the postal
s.taraea ciiiu o,4w - ,.
service. Every few years tne salaries
of all presidential postoffices through
out the country are adjusted, the ba
sis jot adjustment being the receipts
of the office. Likewise, he has charge
of the expense accounts of the various
offices throughout the country, and as
thesf acsrrefrate many millions of dol-
Llars they must be watched carefully.
was' eventually accomplished, and
while good(?) old El Paso would shud
der at the thought of a person buying
a glass of. beer on the Lord's day, they
unflinchingly desire the arrest of a
poor unfortunate wretch dying of con
sumption that might drift into your
city without means, making a fight for
his life. .
Some people may call this Christi
anity. It may be, but if it is, hell is
full of such religion. From infancy we
are taught to believe in a Supreme Be
ing, who on His heavenly throne is
looking down upon us. watching each
and every act of our lives, and that
we are punished for our misdeeds and
rewarded for our gooff ones TtTOX'f
allv, I do not believe in this, but if
there is a just God. who could blame
Him for sending some great calamit
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upon a community .".- v
J1, oct nn-ainst a law that
would imprison an unfortunate soul
for the mere crime (?) of having con
sumption and being destitute.
I have no religion excepting that
which is based upon common reason
and justice, but accepting the belief of
the millions who believe in a Savior,
would He sanction the action of your
county officials vin the ruling referred
tO " JL
For one moment place yourself in
the unfortunate condition of one, prac
tically sentenced to an early death
with consumption, and to be rushed to
jail or driven out of town for the rea
son only that your physical and finan
cial condition is your only crime. The
basis of Christianitv should, be formed j
on charity and benevolence. Yvitnout
this there can be no true religion, and
imagine the small inducement there
must be for the unconverted to believe
in Christianity of the general run of
mankind under the existing conditions
in El Paso.
Life is short enough at the longest
and hard enough at the best. So let
those in distress come and stay as long
as they can. Give them a word of com
fort and let them believe that there ex
ists some feeling from man to man,
and when our time comes, from which
there Is no escape, we will leave this
world with the feelirg that we have
done the right thing by our fellow
man, which should offer more consola
tion than a few extra dollars that we
might leave behind by. denying some
poor unfortunate soul your hospitality
during the last days of his life.
John M. Gates.
THE COST OF LIVIXG.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I read in the paper nearly every day
of this or that city which has increas
ed its population anywhere from 25
percent to 75 percent But Missouri
shows only an increase of 6 percent.
The article about Missouri goes on tc
say that th ? gain is entirely In cities.
and that had not the cities mad the
gain, the population of Missouri would
have' shown a decrease.
It seems to me that if Missouri is not
an exception, and such a condition ex
ists generally, the problem of the high
cost o farmers' products will' be pret-
The city delivery service is also under
his jurisdiction. The law provides that
whenever a city office shows a cer
tain amount of receipts or the city
has a population of 10.000, city free de
livery is established. Nearly 1500 cities
and towns now have city delivery serv
ice. The second assistant postmaster
general has charge of the transporta
tion of the mails. It costs about $60,
000,000 a year for the operation of mall
service on the railroad trains of the
country, and the total expense of mall
transportation .amounts to more than
$80,000,000. There are star routes to
be looked after, steamboat routes, mail
messenger routes, wagon routes, street
car routes ,and pneumatic tube routes.
Transporting the Malls.
'There are about 15,000 railway pos
tal clerks who handle the mall carried
in the railway mail service. These
men constitute the backbone of the
American postal system. They must
be familiar with the location of from
6,000 to 10,000 postoffices. Each clerk
must be able to tell instantly on what
road a given postoffice in the state he
works is located, must know through
what junction points a letter dispatch
ed by him to that office may pass, and
a multitude of other details that can
be mastered only by very retentive
minds. A letter addressed to the lit
tle village of Mt- Crawford, Virginia,
mailed in Washington any evening will
reach its destination quickest by one
route. Mailed on Saturday evening it
will reach its destination quickest by
another route. Even such small de
tails as this must be perfectly fa- !
miliar to the men who constitute the
working force of the railway mall
There are 13 divisions in the rail
way mail service, each presided over
by a superintendent. It has been said
by postal authorities that the rail
way mail service is the only properly
organized division of the postal serv
ice. Every postmaster In the country
must transact his business direct with 1
Viii rTonnTf mon- at TVr aVil rift fin T1!!??
involves long delays in the passing of
aQnnn,i0r,a w th. rirt-
ment and the remote postmasters. Iti
is probable tht in the near future tne
postmasters of the principle cities of
the country will be given oversight of
the smaller offices in contiguous ter
ritory, thus overcoming the disadvant
ages of managing the entire service
directly from Washington. x
Cost of Foreign Mall. J
There is a division of foreign mail,
which has oversight of all mail busi
ness between the United States and
From The Herald of
J. P. Dieter is on his way home from
Charles'" Pearce is in town from San
Mrs. Edward Kneezell has returned
from a Pennsylvania visit.
B. Blumenthal has returned from a
New York purchasing trip.
The everlasting beef suit is still on
In federal court.
Dr. Robertson of Canada is in town
visiting with senator Sandford's folks
Walter Coles is visiting with his
brothers in this city from Tennessee.
Mrs. C. C. Wimberlj has returned
from a visit with her mother and
brothers at Olympia, Wash.
The city council met last night in
There was a pleasant musicale last
night in Mrs. -Gist's parlors on Mesa
avenue. The vocal parts were taken
ty well answered in the final census re
turns of the entire country, for It
would seem -logical to presume that
increasing the per capita of city dwell
ers and decreasing the per capita of
rural life would result in a great in
crease of consumption with a still
greater decrease of production. ,
The Pretty Cook Objected
She Didn't Require His Advice
(By Kenneth Harris,)
kfcT"' ON'T mind me, Eveline," said
I 1 the grocery boy, seating him-
-- self and picking up a, family
story paper that the pretty cook had
tucked into a recess of the kitchen
cabinet. "I'll be improving my mind
While you're fixing that 'there goo.
What is it, anyway? Custard?
"Your mind?" answered the pretty
cook. "I guess so. Custard or mush,
one of the two." ,
"I guess it's good enough for the gro
cers' business." said the boy, philosoph
ically. "I don't have to cook. This must
be a hot story, by the picture. Lemme
ask you, Evelina, did you ever see a
real girl with a waist like that? You've
got some waist yourself, but a follow
would know It when he had his7 arm
"He certainly would," remarked the
pretty cook. "If he didn't, he'd be re
minded of it in short order."
"I wish I could afford to wear
clothes like this here Willie." resumed
the grocery boy, as he turned a page.
"I'xe got good clothes, but they haven't
got the class to 'em these have. Just
look at 'em."
"I can't make salad dressing and look
at pictures both," said the pretty cook.
"The milkman ain't got anything like
'enl, either," said the grocery boy. "I
seen him out with you Thursday even
ing and he didn't look nothing like
t,his. I ain't going to say what he did
look like because I might hurt your
feelings. But you ought to see that
there's a difference yourself.
He Could Keep Still.
' "Do you think you could keep your
mouth closea until I get ready to at
tend to you?" asked the pretty cook,
"I should say I could," replied the
groceny boy. "It ain't no trouble to
me to keep still: I can set for an hour
at a time and not say a word, if I
happen to take the notion. Some peo
ple can't. I had an uncle that used to
talk in his sleep, but it never run in
the family. If I see that it makes a
person sore to hear me expressing my
self, I quit right then and there and
"I'd rather listen to some one else,
anyway, although they tell me I've got
a nice voice. I'd never make a good
monologue artist in vaudeville. I'm all
right on a come-back, Jtmt I'm poor at
starting anything in the line of con
versation. When I've got the general
Never swop hosses in th middle o a
stream er change seats in a canoe. Th'
girl that talks bout anything but clothes
an' boys is called intellectual.
other countries. The sea postoffices
are presided over by foreign clerks on
ships coming to the United States, and
by 'American clerks on ships going
from the United States. The United
States pays out a quarter of a. million
dollars in freight charges for the
transportation of empty mall bags,
postal cards, stamped envelopes, and
newspaper wrappers. Although it is
generally recognized that the express
business of the country is greater In
lu"La Lfft i! lfH
Uncle Sam several million dollars more
to transport the mail than it costs
the express companies to handle their
business ovei the railroads. There are
more than 13,000 star routes in opera
tion in the United States. They carry
kthe mall to points not reached by the
railroads. The number of such routes
has been greatly cut down by the rise
of rural free delivery.
It costs the United States half a
million dollars a year to keep Its mail
g equipment in proper condition
I There are nearly 800.000 locks required
in Athe service. 50 000 of them being
rotary register locks. The pouches
carrying the latter are filled by two
clerks, who keep a record of the num
ber of registered letters placed In them.
The locks have a registering equip
ment like that of a cyclometer, which
registers each time it is locked- When
filled, the pouch is locked, a record
made of the register number,, and the
pouch dispatched to Its destination.
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this date. 1836) DA Y
by Miss Nettie Small, Miss Hattie Rob
l inson, Miss Nellie Ritchie. The instru
mental parts were by Miss Adele
Schutz and Miss Humphries. Mrs. T
H. Conkllng and Mrs. W. H. Tuttle
Dan Stuart, the "recognized brains of
the prize fighting interests In thl3
country, arrived this morning over the
T. & P. He is as suave and well fed
There was a slight fire at the St.
Charles hotel this morning. A young
woman guest was using an alcohol
lamp to heat a curling iron when the
wind blewa lace curtain against the
A new arc and dynamo have been
received by the Gas and Electric Light
Mrs. Buford, wife of the American
consul across the river, gave an after
noon tea to her friends. Quite a num
ber went over from this side.
Architect Kneezell has prepared
plans for a dam for the English
company, to he located at Selden, 30
miles up the river. Work will com
mence this month.
Rev. A. Hoffman of the First Metho
dist church is to preach six sermons
on the two tables of the law.
condition of the weather and a forecast
for tomorrow off my chest, I seemed to
be stumped. It ain't because I'm bash
ful, it's just on account of having
sense. You don't mind if I turn my
hack to you, Evelipa, do you?"
"Why?" asked the pretty cook.
"On account of that salad dressing."
replied the grocery boy. "I hate to em
barrass it. Seems to me you ought to
have a dressing room for ji."
Just Friendly Advice.
"Somebody'll have a padded room for
you some of these days," retorted the
pretty cook, laying down her fork and
dish. "Now you can bring me a naif a
pound of Smyrna figs, a dozen egs
fresh ones a bottle of tomato catsup,
a bag of salt, a gallon of kerosene and
got any mushrooms'"
"No mushrooms, no dressing rooms
and no padded rooms," replied the gro
cery boy. "We've got rough-on-roach-es,
if you want to poison anything.
That's the best I can do for you. We've
just got in a barrel of sweet cider, too.
You'd better let me bring up a gallon
of that. It tastes better than the ker
osene and smells better."
"I'm giving this order," the pretty
cook reminded him.
"I thought you'd say something like
that." said the grocery boy, 'It was just
a little friendly advice, though, so you
oughtn't to get mad about It.
"You're like a fellow I knew that
was going to get married. He was
kind of new to the business, so I
thought I'd give him a tip. I told him
I knew a girl who had more style to
her In a minute than the one he'd pick
ed -would get In a thousand years, be
sides playing the piano and being twice
the looker, and I was willing to bet he
could cop her c-ut easy. He told me he
guessed he knew about what he want
ed, or words to that effect. Of course
I know that sweet cider ain't good to
fill lamps with and ijt's poor stuff to
use to kindle fire, so you may be right,
"And a three pound pail of lard," said
the pretty cook.
"Some folks use butter for shorten
ing," suggested" the grocery boy. "hut
then you may want it to make cold
cream, so excuse me if I'm wrong. I'm
just trying to help you out' that's all.
"Let me tell you something," said tne
pretty cook, reaching for the broom.
"If you don't get out, I'll help you out
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