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S Thursday, October 13, 1910.
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Three Candidates For Governor
JUDGE J. 0. TERRELL Is without doubt the ablest man wnose canuiua.y -u.
governor is now before the people of Texas. He is conservative, sensible, and
far seeing. His principles are.clear cut, his views on public affairs, state and
national, are positive and definite, and are open to but one interpretation. His
speeches and writings are among the strongest political documents of this day,
logical, forceful, historically accurate, and essentially sound. Judge Terrell was a
Democrat during most of his life, but became a Republican when the Democratic
organization forsook the fundamental principles of the party; judge Terrell is a
Republican on conviction and principle purely, believing that through the Republi
can party the progress and welfare of state and nation will best be promoted.
Judge Terrell is by long odds the strongest candidate the Republicans of Texas
have named in this generation. Ee should poll the maximum vote of the Repub
lican party and he deserves to receive a considerable portion of the indepenaent
Democratic votes, which ought to be influenced by the economic necessity of a
change from the Democratic regime which enlightened. Democrats and Democratic
newspapers declare has been a blight upon this state in recent years.
CoL Andrew Jackson Houston, candidate of the Prohibition party for governor,
is personally a very strong man. His- record is splendid, he has always been active
and successful in public enterprises of diverse kinds, he is a business man of sterl
ing oualifications and of aggressive, upright character. Yet his success in the pend
ing election would be a calamity for Texas, for it would mean the supremacy of
the Prohibition political party. Statewide prohibition, whether by constitutional
amendment or by statute, is an unwise policy for Texas at this time.
Either Terrell or Houston is a much stronger man in every way than Colquitt,
the regular Democratic nominee, and either Terrell or Houston personally would
make a better governor than Colquitt. Houston's cardinal party princi
ple, however, that of statewide prohibition, is so unwise that the principal candi
date of the Prohibition party will go down in defeat; a good man must be sacri
ficed to the unwise program of his. party. Judge Terrell ought to get at least
100,000 votes. ,
Col. Houston was for many years a Republican. He was once a Republican
candidate for governor and twice nominated by the Republicans for congress. He
was for eight years "United States marshal, an appointee of president Roosevelt,
but now he has little regard for the party within which he spent most of his life.
In his 3000 word letter of acceptance he devotes just three lines to the Republican
party and its candidate in this state, and those three lines are intended as a delib
erate slur on 100,000 Texas Republicans. "Mr. Terrell's party," says Col. Houston
in his letter, "is more concerned about federal offices than about state affairs, and
his expressions are not important." The absolute falsehood of Col. Houston's as
sertion just quoted qualifies the reliability of every other statement contained
in his letter of acceptance.
Colquitt, nominated by a minority of the Democrats, will be elected governor
by a minority of Democrats. Until very recently Colquitt has been known as a
radical of the radicals, but some of his friends say he has reformed and will .be
inclined to give Texas a rest
Is a human sacrifice absolutely necessary in order to bring about the construc
tion of a viaduct across the railroad tracks on the smelter road? The wonder is
that the tragedy has been deferred so long.
The public lands of the socaUed arid states are so slow in being taken up and
homesteaded that it is worth while, discussing whether it would not be well to
modify the land laws in the direction of liberality, for the benefit of the states
in which nature has imposed particularly heavy handicaps.
To improve the conditions of living in Chihuahuita and reduce the frightful
death rate in that section is to remove a serious menace to the health and life of
the people in every other section of the city.
A dispatch from Washington states that the returns of Arizona's population
are being withheld because the census office believes they have been padded. The
returns are all right, but the very doubt that has arisen augurs well for Arizona's
The first big excitement having quieted down, the real hunt has begun for the
Los Angeles dynamite fiends. The world will seem mighty small to those fellows
before they begin to feel real easy in their minds. There must be no failure in this
case. To permit the assassins to escape would be a national disgrace, and a ter
rible menace to the safety of life and property.
So common has the burning alive of negroes become in the south that one
newspaper used over its brief account of the most recent lynching the single head
in smalt type "Negro Grilled." The north is just as shameless in its disregard of
law, the only difference being that up there there are fewer negroes to grill. It
is evident that we are not yet capable of governing ourselves. If we were, the
courts and the law might safely be relied upon in such cases.
El Paso's latest burglary in which the thief removed every stick of office fur
niture from a room in an office block in the heart of the city, even to removing the
linoleum from the floor, is matched by an incident at Berino, N. M., a few miles up
the valley, where Mexicans drove a team and wagon up to a farmer's hay barn and
took their time about carrying off 15 bales of alfalfa. It is queer how many
burglars seem to have a keen sense of humor.
Automobile road racing must never be allowed on El Paso county highways. It
is well to make this resolution right now and stick to it. Serious injuries or fa
talities nearly always result from such races, ordinary traffic is blocked, and the
roads themselves are torn to pieces. There will be a fine chance some day to lay
out an automobile racing course on the mesa in the neighborhood of Fort Bliss
where a straightaway course of any desired length can be laid out at a minimum
The American Federation of Labor is soon to meet in St. Louis, and Mr.
Gompers expressed, his disgust that there was not "a single solitary unionized hotel
in St, Louis." He ripped up the entertainment committee of the Central Labor
body for "trying to entertain the American Federation in a city without a single
unionized hotel that was better than a barn." "Why didn't you begin work
months ago, and make a determined fight to organize the employes of some hotels,
r even all of them?" Referring to the arrangements for entertainment of the ap
proaching convention, Mr. Gompers said, "The delegates to the convention do not
expect champagne) and do not want it; and in answer to that delegate here this
afternoon who said that he thought ten bottles of beer should be amply sufficient
each night for each delegate, let me say that we do not want water." Mr. Gomp
ers left the audience in suspense as to what we da want.
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Walts Denatured Poem
FATHER came home sore and surly from his labors in the mart; came home
from the hurly-burly with some wormwood in his heart; for the luck had
been against him in the war of bonds and stocks, and the other brokers
fenced him up and pelted him with rocks. So his heart was sad and bitter
mangled by misfortune's pokes; like a wild and
savage critter he kept ranting at his folks. And
POOR, TIRED FATHER his wife was scared and worried by the smoking
things he said, and the children, frightened, hur
ried pale and trembling, off to bed. And poor
father roared and ranted, and he kicked -at this and that, and he pawed the air
and panted and he threw things at the cat. He was awful in his dudgeon, and.
his wife sat weeping there, when she should have got a bludgeon, or have slugged
him -with a. chair. Oh the wrathful man who raises in his home, at close of day,
fifty kinds of brimstone blazes is a chicken-hearted jay; and his wife is "weak j
and dollish it she bends betore the storm;
wild, rambunctious form.
Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews
e a trice Fairfax
THREE women were lunching to
gether. One was a successful
writer, another a successful
musician, and the third woman, the
hostess, looked at the first two en
viously. "You two must feel so satisfied,"
she said. "You are really doing some
thing, making a success of your lives.
I envy you both."
Just at that moment the front door
banged, there was a shout of "Moth
er!" and three children two girls and
a boy burst into the room.
They paused on seeing that there
were strangers in the room, then came
shyly to their mother's side. They
were lovely, healthy children with
The successful musician smiled.
"And you," she said, "are the woman
who envies other women, the woman
who feels that she is not making a
success of her life. Don't you think
that the woman who has borne three
children and is bringing them- up well
has done far more to be proud of than
the woman who has written a book or
composed a sonata?"
"I had not thought of it in that
light," said the mother, thoughtfully.
"Of course, I would not give up my
babies for all the careers on earth, but
sometimes I feel as though my exist
ence was rather a humdrum, common
place one. There are so many women
doing the same thing equally, well."
Doing the "World's AVorlC.
Fortunately for the welfare of the
human race, there are a great many
women engaged in doing that most im
A GAMBLE IN LIFE
By Veraon Ralston.
CAPT. ALLERTON sat anxiously
waiting in the outer office of
vic X- Pnmnanv. financial
APT. ALLERTON sat anxiously
waiting in the outer office of
rvnviK & Company. financial
agents. In the meantime Mr. Davis
leisurely read his morning paper in his
private office. It was his custom to
make his clients wait.
At last he laid down his paper,
touched a bell, and a clerk said to
Capt. Allerton, "Mr. Davis can see you
Mr. Davis was a portly. ge.nial-loqk-ing
person, who beamed on the cap
tain as he entered the private office.
"Good morning, captain," he cried.
"How are you? Long time since Td
the pleasure of seeing you. "What can
I do for you today?"
"I want to put some money in a
"What sort of speculation?"
"Well a matrimonial speculation."
"People call me a bit of a sport, cap
tain. I've gambled in most things
mines, rubber, and oils. I'm not afraid
of a night at poker, or a week at
Ascot, but I tell you that a gambler
in matrimony's too risky for me.
r, - ui,tnn -no anp-rHv from his !
VAiJL. A"Ci -" -- r -. . -
chair. "If you don't care to listen 1
can go some tvnei c cisc
"Sit down, captain, sit down. After
all we're old friends. I've risked
money with you ibefore. I've got paid.
But you know as well as I do now that
your name is not worth sixpence on a
"You know I've given up motoring
for aviation?" began Capt. Allerton.
"Yes; seen your portrait in the pa
pers often enough. Too stout for it
myself besides, don't like risking my
"Well, it was tnis aviation gave me
my chance. I was up at a north coun
try "aviation meeting a few months ago.
You know how mad the women get
about the air men. Well, at this meet-
ing I met a Miss Hollindrake only
child of Hollindrake, the great iron
master. You've heard of him?"
The money lender nodded.
"Well, she's very keen on flying.
Goes to every meeting, and I tell you
I'm sure of her. In fact we're secretly
"Congratulate you, captain."
"But that's not the business. There's
.old Hollindralce in the background.
He's been pleasant enough with me
of course, he's Interested in the me
chanical side of the business but of
one thing I'm sure, Hollindrake will
want to know all about the man his
daughter Is going to marry.
"Now, 1 want to come to him with
a clean record, and for that I want
"Twenty-five thousand dollars."
The money lender smiled at his
"So you want me to advance $25,000.
It's a far wilder gamble than any
thing I ever took up, yet if I wasn't
horribly short of money I'd consider
"L know that story about being short
of money. I've heard it before. I sup
pose you want bills for more than
"No, the profit would be good enough
as it Is. Besides, captain, I take an
interest in you as an old customer.
But I've had a terrible disappointment
lately. One hundred and fifty thou
sand that I reckoned almost certain,
and I missed it. By the way. it con
cerned a man you must know. Of
course, you've met Venables."
"Yes, we've flown at the same meet
ings several times. He's more money
than he knows what to do with, and
he's as keen on prize money as the
"Well, 18 month since Venables was
nearly done for. He'd developed tu
berculosis of the throat, and no one
gave hint a year to live. Now. his
brother, Charles Venables, is a client
of mine. TAs itr looked morally-, cer
tain that he "would inherit his broth
er's estate soon, I, lent him money on
sne snouiu get a ciuu aim puiisn vu mo
On a Woman's Most
portant work well. More women excel
in that career than in any other.
It is more to a woman's honor and
glory to be known as a splendid moth
ed than as a splendid artist of any
There are some rare women who are
both, such as Scbumann-Heink. But
the woman who is proficient in the
"mother" business need not envy any
other woman, nor feel that she is not
accomplishing much in life.
The women who are making a show
in the world are not the ones who ar
doing the greatest work.
There are many saintly women who
get little credit for all the good they
If you choose '10 girls and ask them
separately, "What is the height of your
ambition?" I venture to say that not
one of them would answer, "To be
a good mother."
And yet that is the career that nine
out of the 10 would be best fitted
Every girl can fit herself to be a
good wife and mother if she really
cares to do so.
She can learn to be neat and eco
nomical and to be a good housekeeper
She can cultivate patience and kind
ness. Just to be a good wife and mother
may seem commonplace when you feel
that your soul could rise to heights
unknown, if it had half a chance
but, believe me, my dears, it's better
to flutter safely about the home nest
than to fly too high and fall with a
Daily Short Story
a cnoxniatinn TTfi's a reckless young
- - fo any
Wear, aim o g
luins'. V . .. . . . ,.. -tr
than ?150,000 wnen your ineiiu cub
bies pegged out. Then he took up
this open air cure, and if he isn't
ahsnlutolv better, he's good for some
years yet. Anyhow, he's certain to
outlive his young brother, who has
gone the pace awfully, and won't last
a twelvemonth. Still, this doesn't in
terest 3-ou, captain; only if I'd got that
hundred and fifty thousand I'd lend a
friend like you twenty-five thousand
at nominal interest. Well, perhaps he
may break his neck one of these
"Not he," replied the captain. "He's
You don't catch him
far too careful
going up in anything over a 10 mile
"If I were worth his money I
shouldn't risk my life even in that.
Still if anything does happen to him,
captain, I shall be able to let you have
"What do you mean?" began Capt.
j Allerton significantly.
"I don t mean anytning. uniy in my
!i ! .. 1 ... nnncirla- oil th
ousuiesb ,uu no.e v.-- -.
"Well, I must be going," said Aller
ton. "Sorry, you can't lend me that
monej-. It'd have been a fine specula
tion for you. I've got to get. down to
the Crantown aviation meeting today.
May see your friend Venables there.
I'll tell you next time I see you what
I think about his health."
Two days later Allerton lounged into
the hangar on the flying ground at
Crantown, and found Venables tuning
up his biplane.
Venables glanbed up at him. "Aren't
you getting ready? There's hardly a
breath of air stirring this morning."
"My luck," grumbled Allerton. "Just
on the day when I stood a chance of
winning something I find a flaw in my
propeller. Can't risk it today. Are
vou trying for the highest flight? ;
That's right. Let me give you a hand
with your biplane. I've had more ex
perience than you, and I may give you
a bit of help."
"Thanks, old 'man; it's very good of
"Not a bit. You'd do just the same
for me, I'm certain."
For an hour they worked ton the
biplane. At last Venables pronounced
it to be ready, and 'it was whaled out
of the hangar.
"Half a minute," cried Allerton. "Let
me lubricate the motor again before
you start. Can't have too much if you
want the engine to revolve regularly.
Right, that wiill do. Good luck to you,
A murmur of applause ran through
the crowd as the biplane, after a short
run, left the earth. Louder and louder
grew the shouts as the biplane, revolv
ing the spirals, gradually rose.
"Good." cried Allerton to the other
airmen. "He's 200 feet up now, and
But through "his mind ran the
thought, "the engine will jam soon
that stuff in the lubricating oil is sure
Higher and higher went the biplane
till all heads were craned upwards to
watch it 300 feet. 400 feet, and 500
feet were signaled.
And just then the engine jammed
suddenly, one plane seemed to collapse
and the biplane fell like a stone. There
was a scream from the crowd as it
scattered to avoid the falling biplane.
Then came a sickening thud.
Allerton rushed from the hangar and
fought his way through the crowd
towards the smashed machine. He came
to a line of policemen who were hold
ing the crowd.
"How is he? How is he?" he cried.
One of the policemen recognized him
and said: "I'm sorry, captain, but
It's hopeless. I don't think there's a
bone in his body left unbroken the-
force with which he came down twisted
Department Of Commerce and Labor
and the Manifold Duties Thereof
C THE GOVERNMENT
THE department of commerce and
labor is a sort of carryall for bu
reaus and governmental activ
ities which do not fit in elsewhere.
Corporation control, labor affairs, im
migration and naturalization, census
taking, statistics of commerce, the in
terests of manufacturers, the welfare
of navigation, the safety of steamboat
traffic, the warning of mariners, fish
propagation, coast and geodetic survey,
and the regulation of standard of
measurement, are some of the things
with which the department deals.
To the bureau of corporations is as
signed the duty of examining the oper
ations of interstate corporations, other
than common carriers. This bureau
uses as its "big stick," a weapon
which Herbert Knox Smith, the com
missioner of corporations, terms "ef
ficient publicity" The bureau exam
ines the records of all corporations do
ing an interstate business, and in im
portant cases makes voluminous re
ports showing all the details of a great
business. Notable examples of this are
Its investigations of the beef trust, the
Standard Oil company, and the tobacco
trust. It also has investigated the
steel and iron business of the country
and many other important industries.
Most of the big prosecutions of trusts
have tbeen based on data gathered by
Upon the bureau of labor has de
volved the task of gathering statistical
and other information relative to la
bor problems. It does not aim to rem
edy the ills of the laboring man, but
to gather data which will enable other
agencies to act intelligently in trying
to cure them. The bureau's reports
deal with labor's relations to capital,
its hours, its earnings, and means for
promoting the material, social, and
moral prosperity of working men and
women. Its data relative to the rela
tion of wages and prices constitutes
one of the bases upon which the tariff
legislation of the country is formu
lated. It has studied such questions
GLASS IX THE STREETS.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Many complaints have been made by
bicycle riders about the broken glass
about the city. In several places about
town broken glass has been scattered
about streets to the extent that the
rider cannot pass without endangering
All large cities of the far west, as
well as the east, such as Los Angeles,
San Francisco, St, Loufs, Chicago, and
larger places, make it punishable by
fine for any person who throws or
breaks glass in the public streets. The
people of El Paso should respect their
city so much that they would keep the
streets clean of all trash, not only
glass, but all other rubbish.
Complaints have been made, mostly
by messengers, who are constantly us-
, ing their wheels.
These boys, to a
certain extent, make their living by
the use of their bicycles, but they are
compelled to pay so much for repairs
that their earnings are greaty re
duced. eve.i the engine all out of shape."
There are two or three in the crowd
badly 'hurt too."
"Good heavens," said Allerton. "Poor
fellow, poor fellow.
He turnea to go oacit 10 m& iia.iiu.
and met Hollindrake face to face.
"Heln me. Allerton." cried the old
That infernal thing's killed my
daughter. Get me out of this."
Davis read his evening pa
night he started when he
saw the account of the terrible acci
dent at the Crantown flying meeting, j
"Venables gone well, well. Think
of a man with his estate running those (
risks. I hope that young man did noth- j
ing rash. Anyhow, it's a rare stroKe
He read a line or two further, and
trasDed with astonishment. "And to
think that of all people the machine ;
should have to fall on Miss Hollin
drake. Well. I shan't have to lend
Allerton that $25,000.
'However, after Mr. Davis had sent I
his sympathetic letter to Capt. Aller
ton the next' morning he took up his
paper to see if any light was thrown
on the causes of the accident.
"H'm biplane smashed to atoms
that's all right. No wretched specula
tions at the inquest. That's all the
better. But what's this?"
The money lender stared wildly.
"Much sympathy is expressed with
the family of Mr. Venables, especially
as the intelligence reached them at a
most distressing moment when they
were suffering from the shock of an
other bereavement. Mr. Charles Vena-
bles. the aviator's younger
died suddenly at midnight the previous
9 ! .-.S-.--. 1- SVOTt .n. -TVltV Tl I
evening m a nuraiiis - ""X"rt
liau Deen removeu xui a-" uiu-wv....
Knowing how much the success of the
Crantown flying meet depended on Mr.
Venables, the family resolved not to
forward the intelligence till the day's
floghts were over. They are now bit
terly regretting their action."
"Heavens above," cried Davis, "the
young scoundrel -died first, and my
hundred and fifty thousand has gone."
Years Ago To-
From The Herald OI
This Iate 1835.
Customs inspector Townsend and wife
of Presidio arc in town
Herbert Maple, of The Herald, is re
porting baseball at Albuquerque.
Alf Hampton went up to Albuquerque
this afternoon to shout for the El Paso
team. , ,r
A gasoline stove m the Magoffin ave
nue residence of J. R. Hughes got on a
tear last night at 8 oclock and the fire
department was called out. No damape
to speak of.
There were several heavy showers last
night which muddied the face of nature
and this afternoon another shower fell.
The Mexican engineers have sunk 40
feet on the upper dam site without find
H. B. Rice, formerly collector of cus
toms at Presidio, is in town.
C .H. T. Townsend of Las Cruces is
Manager George Walker of the Myar
opera house arrived j'esterdaj' from the
east and will be in town a lew days.
A. Mathias left his horse and buggy
J standing 211. trout oi his ALagoihn ave
Little Editorials By Herald Readers
CI ni 1 1
as working men's insurance, benefit
funds, the employment of women and
girls In telegraph and telephone work,
retail prices, child labor, industrial ac
cidents, and charity relief. It also has
investigated the relation ot dusty oc
cupations and tuberculosis.
Charge of Immigration.
The bureau of immigration and
naturalization has charge of the com
ing of aliens Into the United States
and of their efforts to become full
fledged American citizens. One person
in every three in the Untied States is
an immigrant or the child of an immi
grant. Frequently 5000 immigrants
arrive in one day, and upon some oc
casions the average is 5000 a day for
a full month. This gives the inspectors
only two minutes to each immigrant,
and a question must be asked and an
swered nearly every second. Only one
immigrant out of a thousand is exclud
ed. However, the lines of restriction
are being drawn tighter every year.
The head taxes collected from immi
grants more than support both the im
migration and naturalization services
of the country. As the law now "-tands
an immigrant may come into the
United States if he is not afflicted with
a loathsome disease or is not likely to
become a public charge. The statistics
of Drisons and eleomosynary insti
tutions show a large proportion of not encourage immigration, with are
V -.- f.-inn fusal of clearance papers as a penalty
auc . l ' . .. i . . -.
service hopes to have the law changed
so that all who are "economically un
desirable" may be excluded. The total
money brought into the United States
by immigrants amounts to about ?17.
000,000 a year, or nearly $23 a head.
The heavy immigration from south
ern Europe is attributed mainly to the
promotion methods of the steamship
agencies of Europe and the profes
sional money lenders. They make large
profits out of the Immigrant business,
and even If they have to carry some of
the immigrants back, it still leaves
enougn prom 10 m tne oubme
worth while. The immigration service
wants a law requiring all steamship
I think, that, if the city of El Paso
would do something in regard to the
unnecessary annoyance it would benefit
her a great deal. F. C.
Eli PASO'S FUTURE WATER SUPPLY.
El Paso, Texas, Oct. 12.
Editor El Paso Herald:
In your issue of October 7, Mr. Fish
back questions the statement about
the Sacramento water. Including. stor
age, I repeat that "There is not, never
was, and never Will be sufficient water
in the Sacramento for the needs of El
This is neither criticism nor ridicule.
It is the truth. El Paso now requires
4,000,000 gallons daily and will need
much more in the future. During all
of the rainy season this year, from
June 1 to October 1, the total flow on
the Sacramento averaged 1,207,000 gal
lons per day. The existing drouth be
gan at the close of 1907. On account
of excessive evaporation it is Imprac
ticable to carry water in storage for
three years unless there should be an
nue residence last night and on coming
out found, the outfit had vanished. The
police are investigating.
The inaugural ball the other night in
Chihuahua is considered to have 'been
the most imposing of the kind ever given
in the eitv. The ball was held in the
governor's palace and the attendance is
J estimated at 2000
The Democratic convention was called
to order at 3 oclock by J. 2L Dean in
the absence of J. P. Deiter.
Ella 2s: Wilcox 0n jg""
Copyright, 1910, by the New York Evening Journal Publishing Company.
fTI HE cruelty of the world is les -
The race is in no degree as
brutal and fiendish as it was even a
hundred years agO"I
With every century a larger percent
age of people become refined in feel
ing, and a larger percentage eliminates
instincts and selfish propensities.
Bad as are the conditions ot many
of! our asylums for the insane, and our
jails, they are a paradise, to purgatory,
compared with the conditibns surround
ing ALL insane. people, and ALL pris
oners one hundred years ago.
Public executions "used to be public
festivals; but public taste has changed
all this, in civilized communities.
Victorious armies used to chain the
conquered men and women to their
chariots and drag them through public,
streets to show how great was their
triumph over the enemy.
This no longer occurs.
But there are a hundred traits of sel
fishness and greed and avarice, of stin
giness and parsimony, of lack of
thought and consideration, to be met
with every day in people who believe
they are not cruel, not unkind, not
thoughtless people who call them
selves Christians, who would be indig
nant if any one doubted their right to
A teacher of French, a poor woman
dependent upon the lessons she gave
at the homes of her pupils in New
I York, was made to lose time and car
fares by three women of means and
position, who called themselves her
On an average of twice a month, at
the lowest calculation, one, two, or all
three of these ladies forgot their lesson
hour; or if they did not forget it, they
left word that they were obliged to go
out, or Informed the teacher they were
too busy or too ill or too tired to take
Madame was obliged to go back the
way she came, minus her fifty cents,
which was the small price she asked,
and minus her car fare.
No suggestion was made by any one
of the three delinquents that any re
compense was due the teacher for this
failure to keep an engagement. Even
when they sent word by telephone, or
card, that they could not take the les
son she was subject to loss of time.
Visiting manicures and hair dressers
and other specialists in these lines
have the same experiences.
Feeling that she had reached the lim
it of her patience in calling upon a wo
man of large means four times a month
and finding her ready, on an average,
You kin still git all th' beets you kin
eat fer a nickel in spite 0' the trusts.
While crossin' th street this mornin' in
a hobble skirt Miss Tawney Apple wuz
run down by a dray.
companies to make oath tnat they will
1 -fny Ita vinlaHnn. On of th most
for its violation. One of the most trou
blesome things with which the immi
gration service has to deal is the
smuggling of Chinese into the United
States. Sometimes they slip In from
Canada and Mexico in sealed refriger
ator cars or in the refigerators of
dining cars. At other times they come
hidden in coal bunkers, chain lockers,
forepeaks, and other unexpected parts
of ocean going vessels. The Immigra
tion bureau estimates that one-half of
the Chinese now in the United States
have no right to be here under the law.
There is also a division devoted to the
naturalization of immigrants. Another
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excessive surplus in wet years. No
such surplus ever exists in this case,
future needs of El Paso consideral.
The drainage area of the Sacrahiento
under consideration is 50 square miles
above points of measurement, no wa
ter flowing in the creek below. On the
basis of the rainfall at Cloudcrof-,. the
precipitation on the Sacramento would
be 7 inches, on which basis the run
off amounts to only 2 percent of the to
At the other extremit'" of the Sacra
mento mountains, during the same pe
riod this year, a like drainage area of
40 square miles yielded an average dai
ly flow of 956,400 gallons. The rainfall
there was 11.6 inches, the run-off
amounting to 1 percent of the pre
On another drainage area. ' 300
square miles, situated some distance
north of the Sacramento mountains,
the total run-off this year has been
only 60,000,000 cubic feet, which is less
than 1 percent of the precipitation.
Ordinary assumptions as to the per
centage of run-off based on rainfall
and area are totally-inappiieabls tb th
arid west. On such a basis, Mr. Fish
back has estimated that the Sacramen
to water shed should yield 25,000,000
gallons of water daily. For this year,
the flow will not average more than
1,000,000 gallons per day. In ordinary
years, it would be reasonable to an
ticipate 2,000,000 gallons per day. From
the record, it would be reckless to act
on the assumption that the Sacramento
could ever furnish. 4,000,000 gallons per
day throughout the year. Taking the
wet years with the dry years, there is
not, never was, and never will be suf
ficient water on the Sacramento for the
needs of El Paso.
J. I. CampbelL
to keep her engagement but twice,
after two years had elapsed, with no
change in the habits of her patron, a
manicure asked to be paid for the time
she lost on these fruitless visits. The
woman was indignant and dismissed
the girl, saying she would send her
oheck for the amount due.
She never sent it.
Not a Real Christian.
The same woman pays large sums
for imported costumes, and is kind to
the poor, and helps the church.
But she cannot be called a Christian,
since she is so inconsiderate and self
ish in her thoughtlesness toward one
A. seamstress has been obliged to gc
three times on a long car ride to the
home of a wealthy patron to obtain the
money promised monthsi previously for
her work. The first time, the lady
was very busy and begged the seam
stress, through a maid, to call again
some evening 'near 6 oclock.
The second time she called at that
hour, and was told that madame was
lying down and begged her to "call
Twenty cents taken from the amount
due and not replaced.
A woman of large means feeling
that nature had not been sufficiently
liberal in its bestowal of woman's
chief glory, asked her hair specialist
to buy her an additional hirsute adorn
ment. The price was discussed when the
order was given; but when the order
was filled, the price was found to ex
ceed the sum by several dollars. The
purchaser refused to pay more than
the sum first mentioned, and. obliged
the hair specialist, through whom it
was ordered, to make up the amount,
or the coiffeur who had supplied the
ornament, to bear the loss.
Unwlling to' take the matter to
court, the two toilers submit to their
loss, while the woman of means sports
her new coiffure with pride.
The paper man on the corner, the
milk man, the ice man, the fruit stand
man, all' could tell tales of the people
who ride in carriages, and give balls,
and take voyages abroad, and yet
make them wait and ask, and ask
again, and call and call again, before
they receive their just dues for goods
or service received.
Oh, yes; the world is geting better.
People are kinder. The raco Is ad
vancing. But it will require another
hundred or two hundred ' years to
waken many intentionally good, well
meaning, civilized Christians to an un
derstanding of just Christianity means:
"Do unto others as you would that
they should do to you-