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REPORTS published in The Heraia today show some laxity in the enforcement
of the anti-gambling laws and the saloon regulations. The point to be
emphasized is that unceasing vigilance is the price of protection against the
excesses of the gambling element. The gambling going on in this city in con
section with pool games and cigar counter raffles may not be regarded as very
serious in itself at this time, but small infractions of the law tolerated by tho
public authorities and by the people in general are bound to lead to greater in
fractions, finally entrenching the evil of gambling so strongly that a big fight is
necessary to dislodge it.
It is undeniable that a gambling element of considerable strength is being
Attracted here by the races, keno games and other Juarez institutions. It is not
to be expected that the gamblers are going to confine their operations to the other
de of the river. They will make every effort to get a foothold in this city of
40,000 people. Unless the decent element in El Paso combines in a strong organ
ization to protect the city, 'one thing will lead to another, and before we know it
we shall have a powerful lawless element in this city to deal with.
"When the first advances are made toward violating the anti-gambling laws
or saloon regulations, or on the part of the authorities towards tolerating such
violations, then is the time to take action swift and sure to put the lawless
element on notice that relentless prosecution will follow every known infraction
of the law.
One of the worst features of the present situation is that young boys 'are
not only permitted to loiter around the pool rooms in the neighborhood of saloons,
but they are actually being taught to gamble in these places. The effect on the
younger generation, if .such conditions continue, will be to impair the moral sense,
and to make such weaklings much less valuable as producers. The idea that a
man can get along in this world without giving a fair equivalent for what he
gets is only one step removed from the notion that highway robbery is one way
to make an lionest living. , ,. $. -
Readers should carefully distinguish between the different kinds of pool
rooms mentioned from time to time in the newspapers. The pool rooms mentioned
in the article in today's Herald, where the game of pool or the game of billiards
may be played on special tables constructed for the purpose,4 mut not be confused
with the "pool room" so often referred to in the perpetual fight against racetrack
gambling, such pool rooms being places where racing pools or "books" are written
and bets received on the race horses running at distant tracks. The two kinds of
pool rooms have no necessary connection with each other, but as a matter of fact
racing pools or books are often written in places where the game of pool is played,
simply because these places afford convenient quarters for the congregation of
the socalled sporting element.
Common business sense will lead El Pasoans to fight public gambling in every
onn in which it may show itself. The various organizations of business men
have already combined to discourage the playing of keno across the river by wage
earners and clerks from this side. The money that goes over the keno tables is
practically all diverted from the chanaifc of honest business in El Paso. We are
the losers, and the dollars and cents argument is driving El Paso business men
into undertaking an aggressive movement in self defence. The same reasoning
applies to gambling in El Paso no matter what form it may take.
Any employe handling money who habitually gambles even in a small way
shows h'msplf to be untrustworthy and he must be watched if his employer wishes
to guard against thievery and. inefficiency. Public gambling is in every way
detrimental to, good order and is a heavy tax on legitimate industry. In the train
of this crime follow many others, and the presence of gamblers attracts others
of the worst class any community has to deal with.
It is the business of the law and the lawfully constituted authorities to pro
tect the weak against the consequences of their folly and the families of the
vicious against the consequences of the vice of their rightful wage earners.
The Herald's sole object in publishing the observations of its representatives
diking a little tour around the city is to direct attention to the general subject
and enable the people, if they wish, to take steps to combat a tendency against
laxity in law enforcement. If the Citizen's league be revived, as has been proposed,
it will be in position to take active steps in preventing the opening of race
gambling pools or books on this side of the river. That is an evil of the most
serious nature, which must never be allowed to gain the least foothold in this
city. All these other things, of minor importance in themselves, are quite signifi
cants indicating a tendency towards carelessness.
Governor-elect Colquitt has promised great things in the way of promoting
material development in Texas. There is no way hy which he can make himself
solider with the people than hy inaugurating a new era of industrial progress
through legislative and executive common sense. The repeal of the I. & G. N. hill
and the thorough revision cf the Robertson law relating to life insurance com
panies will he an earnest of good faith. Then take the embargo -off mineral pros
pecting, reestablish the mineral survey, revise the land laws to promote coloniza
tion, and fairly readjust taxes of public service corporations, and Texas will leap
The Most Practical Program
STATEWIDE prohibition for the various states did not make many converts
at the recent election. Local option by counties, by cities, and by precincts
or even smaller subdivisions in cities, with high license, strict regulation, and
efficient control, comprise the most practical program for reducing the evils of the
liquor traffic nnder present day conditions.
No single state is in "position to enforce prohibition, and the country is cer
tainly not ready for action by the national government to prohibit the trans
portation of liquor, or tax it out of existence. Until the time comes for national
action or perfect cooperation amongall the states with uniform enforcement of
uniform laws, the statewide prohibitidn idea cannot be successful unless in states
where public sentiment is practically unanimous in that direction.
Among the railroaders on the Santa Fe payroll at San Marcial, N. M., are
four women, two -Mrs. and two misses. The Santa Fe has a good many women in
its employ throughout -the system, and itMlidn't require any suffragette cam
paign to bring it about either. t
In all the republics of the three Americas there is scarcely a large city from
which the United States might not profitably learn much regarding civic beauty.
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tf"V f xl-Ki-N you leave yourx oowny cijuch mini a, uij; u.uiJt-c-cvuxiuicuMpfuv!., ....
VX. benn vcur morninjr's labors with the manners of a neartnen'youT
friends will wish you'd slide to the forest wild and -wide, and, like any
other bruin, do your growling in your lair. I have figured it this way: If I want
to spoil my day, if I want to fuss and clamor till my
ja.ws are flecked with foam, I should seek a place re-
IN THE MORNING mote, there to shed my shoes and coat, and kiek up
a holy rumpus till the cows are coming home. For I
haven't got the right to go snapping, d.iy and night,
making life a weary burden to the people that I meet; and although my nature's
dour, and mv temper hard and sour. I have made some folks imagine that it's
reamialdy sweet! Life is more or less a bluff, and pretension is the stuff; jiiot j
pretend that you are gentle, though you're savage as a bear; just pretend that j
you are kind, and the people are so 'blind that they'll say you are a dais, and
tut: n juu-ist; uu utei iitni:;
Copyright, 1910. by Geoxgo Matthew
e a trice Fa;
IF you are fat, and would like to be
considered beautiful, go and l.e :
In Tunis I used to walk :n the ba
zaars -with a native gu'de and lie
would say: "Here, ifodemoisellc,
comes a very beautiful lady. The
"beautiful lad''' was tn-.aviably enor
One day I said to him "Mubtapna,
do all your countrymen admire fatness
in a woman?"
"But yes, Mademoiselle," he an
swered, earnestly. "Whir, should any
one admire a woman who showed her
bones? We :n Afra like to ?e; a
woman large vtiy l.rge."
1 thought of several of i"y " .ils
who were struggling to red - ,sier
weight. denying themi s Many
comforts and losing- healtn. in tho
process, and -wondered if they would
be happy In Africa.
Flsure la Everj-tklnjr.
Most women hate to be fat: tnere Is
do noubt of that.
The average woman (Will sacrifice her
face to her figure.
She will grow wan and haggard with
dieting and extreme exercise, but if the
scales tell her each day that she has lost
a few ounces, she will not fret over her
No woman Is beautiful unless she la
It is not necessary to have brilliant
pink cneeks. for many beautiful skins
are of a clear, healthy pallor.
But It Is necessary that your eyes be
clear, and they won't be unless you are
Of course, no woman with any desire
Br' Radcllffe 3lnrtl.
IT "WAS- . fine, sunny evening, and
Mr. Tadger sat at the open win
dow of"his shoD hammering nail
,'after nail and stud after stud into a
huge boot, till it looked as If It had
been armour-plated. A shadow fell
athwart the window, and Mr. Tadger
glanced up from his work. He saw a
gaunt youth watching him with intense
Interest "That's somethin as Is worth
lookln at P.zra Jukes," saldMr. Todg
er, holding up the boot and gazing at
It almost affectionately.
"It Is, Mr. Tadger.''
There was a pause, and Mr. Tadger
intently surveyed the boot to see if
he could find a vacant space for one
Suddenly Ezra Jukes coughed in an.
embarrasedd way, and said: "You know
a terrible deal about marriage, Mr.
"There's no man within five, nr p'r'aps
ten, mile o' 'ere knows more about
matrimony than me. I've 'ad one
4two three wives." Mr. Tadger em
phasized each figure by a tap with his
"I'm finding It a bit awkward to
pick one," proceeded the youth. "You
see, Mr. Tadger, my mother says I
ought to, marry one o' them Maddox
girls. They'll all 'ave a bit o money,
an" they're not so bad lookln'."
"You might do worse," returned Mr.
Tadger. "A bit o' money 's an advan
tage with a woman. My first 'adn't a
penny, but I made no mistake about
two and three.
"But I likes all .three of the Maddox
girls," said the youth, pathetically.
"It'd be trigamy if you married 'cm
all at once," said the cobbler, seri
ously. "Why not take 'em one at a
time? You may marry the lot before
you've done with 'em. Look at me!
"But even then I can't make up my
mind which I'd like to start with, Mr.
Tadger. You see, Mary's the tallest,
and Bessie's the fattest, and Grace 's
the voungest. Now, I likes a girl to
be plumD, but I don't want er short,
and I'd sooner 'aye a young one than
a old onp." - r
"You tos up for It," suggested Mr.
"I shouldn't feel anyways comfort
able which ever way the toss went. I'd
he sure to want the one I 'adn't. So
I've come to you. Mr. Tadger, as a
man understanndin' marriages, an a
moT, -with mind that every one looks
i up to just to see if you could 'elp me to
tell which one o the lot I really
Mr. Tadger looked up shrewdly at
the youth. "It's a great pity that I
ain't got a pair o' new boots in 'and.
When I'm doin' a bit of 'igh-class work
my mind gets igh-class accordln. I've
'ad thoughts when I've been makin a
pair o new boots as the rector 'Imself
'd 'ave been proud of."
"I've been thlnkln' for long enought
that I wanted you to make me a pair,"
began Mr. Jukes eagerly.
"It'd be almost again my conscience
to make you one pair," replied the
shoemaker. "If I made you one pair
you'd get so mighty fond of 'em that
you'd wear 'em day In and day out.
Now, boots is like folk they needs
rest. If I makes you two pair, an
you wears 'em change about, they last
thrco times as long as one pair. I'll
measure you for 'em now. Ezra. If
your wife, when yo gets 'er, suits you
'alf as well as my boots you'll 'ave a
lot more "appiness i' marriage than"
most men get."
Whenever Mr. Jukes passed the shop
during the week. Mr. Tadger nodded
significantly at him. At last, on Sat
urday evening, he beckoned the youth
"Listen" to me. Ezra. When you're
out with the three of 'em which one
does you put your arm round?"
"Well. I'm sort o' merry-go-round
in a way o' speakin'," replied the
youth. "I'll 'ave a arm round two of
cm an' they'll take It 1' turns to be
the odd woman out.
"Well, which one are you most jeal
ous of? Supposln" I 'ad 'cm 'ere, which
ona "d vou mind me klssin most?" i
t- ?i-K KS ll..- .- Ai.T5nKaiiyvlt Ollfl
;.i Says ea!th Means
' for gcod ooks ever touches intoxicants
( of any kind.
Yoi can't drink and preserve a good
,. rn..nnaK' -rr5- women
prefer the complexion to the drink.
Beauty of expression 5, r"02pr than
beautv of feature or coloring.
You may have a good co vl-xin an
straight features, but if jwr ruuuth
droops in peevish, bad-teni-i-. lines,
you will not be generally con&idered
Beauty of expression lasts till old
age, wjhereas coloring fades and fea
tures gradually change.
A straight nose Is very desirable,
these is no doubt about that, but if you
are born with a tip-tilted one, atl the
fussing on earth won't chauge Its
Whnt Men Admire.
Healthful, sensible living will help a
long way toward a good complexion.
Content will give you a sweet expres
sion. If you are a wise woman, you
will do yoir best to gain both complex
Ion and expression.
Men admire a straight carriage and
good figure in a woman. We do not
live in Africa, so It is not necessary to
weigh over 200 pounds to gain admira
tion from the opposite sex.
But. don't wear yourself out In the
effort' to get thin. .
Take a moderate amount of exercise
and eat reasonably, and that is as much
as It ! wise or safe to do. Many women
lose their health and never regain It in
their mad pursuit of slhnness.
To be beautiful you must be happy
and you must be healthy. Don't forget
Daily Short Story
Mr. Jukes stared at Mr. Tadger. "I
shouldn't mind an old 'un like you
kissin' any of 'em."
At Tsulc-pr frowned.
"Ezra Jukes, you 'avon't as much j
imagination I' j-o"ur ead as that boot.
Now, let's say that Jim Sellars .came j
an' cuddled 'em all. Which one 'd you f
mind his cuddlln most?"
"I shouldn't like im cuddlln' any of
I 'em," replied Mr. Jukes, indignantly,
i "I'd not stand It from Mm."
Mr. Tadger looked -despairingly at
the youth. "Well. I must think out
some other way o makin clear to you
which you wants, Ezra."
He paused a moment, and a smile
passed across his face. "I've got an
idea, Ezra. I'll settle this for you be
fore tomorrer's over. You'll know Just
which of 'em you want then. Now, they
all somes In to church on Sunday
"Yes; I goes with 'em reg'lar"
"An you take 'era back to the farm
up Hazel Lane?"
"Well, take 'em that way tomorrer
night. Don't 'ave anyone else with
you, if j'ou can 'elp."
On Sunday evening Mr. Jukes left
the church with the three fair maid
ens. As they reached the seclusion of
Hazel Lane his arms automatlcally
folded round the waists of Bessie and
I Marv. The modest" girls took as little
j notice of the embrace a"s they did of
"It looks like rain," said Mr. Jukes,
directing his remarks to Grace Mad
dox, who, being for the moment un
embraced, deserved some consolation.
"Father says the glass Is fallln'," re
A curious bellowing sound came
echoing down the lane.
Suddenly Mr. Tadger appeared round
the corner. He held his ancient top
hat in his hand, his coat-tails were
flying behind him and his short legs
almost twinkled as he sped over the
ground. He had only breath enough
to shout wildly as he passed, "Mad
dog! Mad dog!"
j After supper that evening Mr. Tad-
I Kcr waiK.uu prouuij up 10 tue j utvca a
"Ezra got in?" he asked Mrs. Jukes,
"E's just 'avin' a look at the beasts
before 'e goes to bed. "You'll find 'im
in the yard somewheres."
Mr. Tadger strutted confidently in.
the farmyard and soon espied Mr.
Jukes leaning over a gate apparently
lost In contemplation of a dilapidated
haystack. He stepped up to him and
slapped him cheerfully on the back.
"Now, Ezra, wasn't that mad dog a
firstclass Idea o' mine? For an old 'un
I didn't do it badly. I almost felt
there was a mad dog at my calves.''
"Wasn't there no dog, then?" in
quired Mr. Jukes.
"O" course there wasn't."
"I've torn my best trousers to pieces
for nothln", then," said Mr. Jukes,
"Not for nothln'!" exclaimed Mr.
Tadger. "Now, t"Il me this when you
see me runnlh' an shoutln' "Mad dog,'
which one o' them girls did you grab
at first to put into safety, for that's
the one you've give your 'eart to."
Mr. Jukes glared at his advisor. "Ow
was I to know that it wasn't a real
mad dog? I've a widdered mother. I
f 'ave, an a tender skin. I just jumped
the hedge an run for my llfp. It
wasn't no time to be botherln about
girls. I ran two miles before I stopped,
an' then I went a long ways round
to Maddox's farm. I just wanted to
know if them girls 'ad got 'onit safe.
An they all said to me, 'Don't you
never show your face 'ere again. Leav
ln us to a ravenln mad dog like that.'
And when I says that my mother was
a wldder they laughs at inc."
Mr. Tadger stared at the youth for
a moment, and then a curious twinkle
came In his eye. "I said I'd settle It
for you, Ezra, and it's settled you
c-n-n't 'ave none of 'em. But don't you
NUTS AS FOOD ARE
Lowly Peanut Found To Be Richer
THE increase in the consumption
of nuts by Americans has been
so rapid within the last few
years that, even among people who do
not subscribe to the vegetarian's en
thusiasm, nut eating has almost
rsahed the proportions of a fad. Un
like most fads, however, nut eating,
Tfl nut raising are altogether rational
r.nd the nut Industry is being fostered
in every way possible by the depart
ment of ar'c 'Jure and by various
states wiacii ;-e adapted climatically
for nut prodact:o
In ea.ny j.y nuts " - .ooked upon
as a. Iu ury u. ths V 1 Statc-j. caief.y
because the fas .poIp r:otie"5
English walnut, a .or.d, Er.iil nut,
cocoanut and plstacL.o ner? imported,
while the more humble na:.-1. j nuts, tha
hickory, hazel, butter and peanut.
were left to tins country vy. T"da.y.
however, the conditions are chans-d.
While we still Import large quanti
ties of nuts, the bulk of our supply Is
domestic, the almond being grown
profitably In several states, the pecan
having attained wide popularity and
the Inexpensive peanut of Virginia f
Carollnas, arid Georgia having c
raised to a position of respectable L
by the Investigations of dietitians w -have
proclaimed it among thu richest
in food properties.
Rich In Protein.
The edible portion of nuts, with very
few exceptions. Is highly concentrated
food consisting chiefly of much fat an'
little water. In general, nuts are alsr
rich in protein, the peanut containing'
29.S percent of this nutrient, while tV'e
butternut, beechnut almond and Bra
zil nut also rank high. The nut rich
est in fat Is the pecan, which contains
70.7 percent, with the Brazil nut a
close second with 65 percent.
For a number of years the nut as an
article or rood has been stigmatized by
Its reputation for Indigestibllity. This
Idea has gained prevalence Mrgely be
cause the nut has never been given
its proper place on the menu. Although
a highly concentrated form of food, we
are accustomed to eating it as a sort
of postlude to a Lcar-y meal, thus
overcrowding He alg-stive organs
and causing "" scorufcrt. Recent ex
periments have demonstrated that If
nuts were eaten as an integral part
of the meal and not as a supplement
ary feature or a stimulant, there
would be no ill effects. Much stress
Is now laid 4upon the thorough masti
cation of nuts, and scientists who ad
vocate their use for food Insist upon
an inclusion of fruits and green vege
tables to furnish the necessary bulk
required by the digestive organs.
Xnt Butters Become Popular.
The Increasing popularity of the nut
has resulted In multiplying Its uses
and the forms In which It may be
served. One of the most popular uses
to which It has been put is In butters
of various kind the peanut butter be
ing sold in ton lots at present. The
nut butters, being made from finelj
ground particles of the kernels, are, as
a general proposition, more readily di
gested than the nut proper, and they
are much used tby vegetarians, as well
as by persons who cannot eat .animal
fats and who find In these a pleasing
The use of nuts in confectionery !
constantly increasing In the United
States, while among the Germans they
have been popular for many years In
such fSrms as the highly ornamental
cakes called "marzipan." Among nut
products may be mentioned the nut
flours and meals, some of which are
being manufactured on a commercial
scale. As a rule the edible nuts are
made into meal by blanching, thor
oughly drying and grinding. By using
a nut mill the meal may be made at
home. Almond meal has been on the
market for a number of fears and Ist
highly valued by physiclans as4 a' diet'
for diabetic patients. Chestnut flour
Is also on sale in the United States,
being used for most of the culinary
purposes for which the fresh nut Is
recommended. In Italy this flour con
stitutes a considerable portion of tho
food of peasants, especially in certain
take It to 'eart. I'll bring you two
pair o' boots tomorrer that'll be better
company than any wife; an there's this
advantage about 'em they don't last
as long, an' you can throw 'em away
when you want. You cheer up. "Cve
'ad three of 'em myself, an I'd just as
soon he without e mas with 'em."
But Mr. Jukes looked Inconsolably
Into the distance.
Years Ago To
?rom Tho Hsald Or
1 his Data "39?.
Mr3. J. H. White returned this noon
over the Santa Fe.
Harry Mitten has returned from a
long trip to Arkansas.
Mrs. Jennie Lyons returned last
night from Galveston.
Mrs. W. M. Stockwell.has returned
from a trip to Vermont.
J. F. Jones of Weed, N. M., is in
town buying merchandise.
The date for the Choral soclet3'3
concert has been set for November 24.
County clerk-elect Park Pitman is
recovering from an attack of pneu
monia. Sheriff Garrett and judge McFie and
family came down this noon from Las
A. P. Coles sold today for the El
Paso Real Estate company to H. M
Hood, lots 23 and 24. block 15, Franklin
Heights addition, for S425.
Frank Ainsa has gone to Jefferson
Barracks, Mo., where he will wed Miss
Roselle McNamee, sister of one of tho
officers stationed at that post.
The departure of Tom Fountain for
Mexico City was for the purpose of in
vestigating the report that his father,
Col. Fountain, had been seen in that
An order has been issued in the dis
trict court at Phoenix permitting tho
sale of the famous Vulture mine under
terms of a deed of trust given by sen
ator Tabor of Denver for security oj
loans of $23,000.
The English company is completing
its surveys at Selden dam preparatory
to throwing dirt the first of the week.
The First Methodist church has re
arranged its lighting system. A hand
some chandelier now graces the main
Messrs. Campbell and McCutcheon
will undoubtedly be the leading can
didates for the position of collector
of customs at El Paso. J. A. Smith,
former postmaster, will seek reappoint
ment to the place from which he was
bounced for writing an editorial, when
he was the Herald editor, reflecting
upon Clovcland's Hawaiian policy.
in Nutriment Than the
districts of Tuscany. There the whole
nufs are eaten in a variety of ways, both
cooked and raw. Early travelers .and
explorers in this country found that
the Indians used nuts as a staple food,
and In California certain tribes still
use ground acorns and horse chestnuts
pr flour. Flour of the latter, of course,
has to be bleached in order to remove
the bitter and poisonous principles.
I'eenni for Turltej- SitiiTlnwr.
The use of nuts e.3 an important in
gredient in certa:: breakfast foods and
as a substitute icr ccliee is familiar to
every reader c- advertisements, while
the thrifty 1 oisevr.lo does not need
to be told c the delectable culinary
possibilities f the pecan as a stuffing
for the wl ' rkey, and of the palata
biiity of ", chestnut-filled goose,
while the ". . trie J walnut is often re
1'cd upon t" cuicken the appetite cf
the sated epicure.
It probably will come as a. surprise
to most economic housewives, however,
to learn that as an energy producer
the Insignificant peanat is, more than
six times as nutritious as tho - Baio
amount cf porterhouse steak, measure i
.1 dol.ars and cents. Ten cents -north
ct peanuts contains three times as
r. ch fcod energy as the same amount
cf whole milk, twice as much as ched
Jr cheese, and nearly twice as much
as pctatoes. Almonds, Brazil nuts,
chestnuts hickory nuts and pecans ail
exce' r rTrhouse steak as an economic
f a;I p-oduct, in mo3t cases by two to
one and over.
"With:--! tie last few years the trade
ill phalied nut has Increased very
iT"'at!: Shelled peanuts, walnuts, pe
cana and Eracil nuts can be purchased
In most fruit stores. Some of the un
shelletl nuts especially th- p-can, ire
often polished highly an I :e shells
worn quite thin, in order that a high
price may be demanded for them. Many
efforts have also been madi to rind a
bleach that would add to the attractive
appearance of the nut, out moM of
those have been found un-atisfartory.
The use of the sulphur bath, for cxi
ample, bleached the shell beautifully,
but it injured the flavor of rhc kernel
Shan the Shelled Nut.
From the standpoint of health the
shelled nut Is not as highly recom
mended as the nut with its natural
casement, which prevents infection
from dust, bacteria and dirt. So thor
oughly has the microbe idea perr.icn5.ed
our consciousness that the seienti-lc
housewife now washes ah nuts before
they are cracked and servel, as it is
known that a dusty nut shell will con
taminate all the kernels with which It
comes In contact. Even rhe shelled
kernels are frequently subjected to a
"bath" before being eaten.
The beechnut has integral associa
tions with history and romance. Pliny
tells us thai at the siege of Ohlos the
unfortunate Inhabitants o. the city
subsisted on the fruit of tie hvech for
many days. The tree Itself has ever
been a favorite plave on which to
register challenges to enemei?. epi
taphs and initials of loved ones, ts
smooth gray bark furnishing excellent
writing material when sword or pen
knife is used as the stylus.
The mutability of nut fame, like
the human variety, is exenipliflod in
ibe case of the filbfrt, which docs .iol
compare in ponular'ty tol.iv w rli
many otners. Iat In the Augustan
era it enjoyed iorr.e of itam-s re
flected glory, for Virgil tells uc that it
Married Life the First? Year
Mabel Herbert Urner "iheiiZb"
fcfcf " HERE'S no sense In that child
I crying like that!" Waoren
threw down his paper and
strode into the nursery.
Helen was rocking the baby in a
vain endeavor to quiet it. It was the
nurse's afternoon off and the baby had
"been even more fretful than usual. For
almost an hour now it had been cryi'ig
"Lay It down and leave it there!"
demanded Warrea. "Give it to under
stand when it cries like that you'll pot
nurse it. Put it down and come outl"
"Oh, it would cry itself sick!"
"Well, what is It doing now?"
"Hush-ss-ss! Baby, baby! There,
there, don't cry any more!"
Differences of Opinion.
But the baby only screamed the
louder. "Don't stand so nsar, Warren.
I think you maxe It more nervous. It'a
not used to any one standing over it
"Well, it will have to get used to it.
It's high time it was learning a few
thlngfd you're spoiling It to 'death.
Lay it down as I say. Come out ami
leave it alone. It will soon stop cry
"Oh, no, no it's too little! It's too
young to try to train like that. Wait
till it's older."
"If it's not too young to scream for
an hour through sheer temper. It's not
too young to learn to stop. Now lay It
down and come out!"
"No, no, I can't. It would cry itself
into a spasm!"
"Look here, Helen.- you've humored
that child long enough. You've tried
your way ever since it was born and
It cries incessantly. Now you are
going to try mine. Do as I tell yoa.
Lay It down and come out."
"Oh, don't, don't Warren, please go
away! Don't you see your being In
here is just exciting it?"
But Warren had stepped forward,
and In spite of her protesting cry had
taken the baby from her and laid it
In Its crib. Then very firmly he led
her from the nursery and closed the
Helen was excitedly trying to fre
her arm from his clasp to fly back
Into the nursery.
"Warren, Warren, you can't leave it
alone like that! It's too little, it's too
little! Oh. you are cruel, you arc '
"No, It is you who are cruel nurs
ing and rocking- It' every time It crls,
spoiling it so It will be harder and
harder to break. Now, this time let
me manage it."
"But I can't. Oh, I can't let it cry
like thai alone!"
"You must. Go into the front room
Avhere you can't hear it. Lie down oi
the couch In there, i'ou look tired to
death. I will stay here. If It cries too
long I will come and tell you. Now,
do as I say, Helen. It will be much
better for the baby in the end."
He almost pushed her into the front
room and closed the door. Then he be-,
gan walking grimly up and down the
i uon't care who "writes our laws ei
:mgs, but I'd like ', write th bacon
schedule. In eatin' spaghetty th' head
should hang well over th' table.
was more honored than the vine, the
myrtle or even the "bay. Many people
still believe in the ' occult powr ot
the filbert or hazel, tree. A forked
twig Is not infrequently empIov.d v
tii. ignorant as a 'divining rod for
finding hidden treasure, veins of pre
cious metals, subterranean streams of
w:.tpr ai'd even for detecting ..rim
i-'lwt "Walnuts lu Per.sla.
Tue English, French, Italian iml Ma
dirr walnuts are all descended from
the' Persian walnut trees which grew
on the shores of the Caspian sea. It
was introduced Into Italy in the first
century of the Christian era by the
emperor Vitellius and was then called
juglandes, or .nuts of Jove. As boys
were employed by the Romans to
knock the nuts from the trees. It be
came a custom at a marriage for tho
bride and bridegroom to scatter nuts
among the children to indicate that the
bridegroom renounced all boyish
amusements henceforth and that tho
bride was no longer a votary of tho
virgin goddess. Diana. It is quite
probable that the French word for
nuptials, des noces, comes from this
ancient custom of De Nuce the title
of one of Ovid's poems.
The culture of the juglandes ex
tended from Italy to Gaul (France)
hence the earlier name, Gaul nut, was
corrupted to walnut, by the English.
The ancients believed that this nut
would cure hydrophobia. The walnut
timber Is highly prized today for fur
niture, but more especially for gun l
stocKS. a single tree in r.ngiana uns
been known to bring as much as
The betel nut, a native of the East
Indies, Is put to uses' entirely different
from the nuts of highly civilized coun
tries. It is universally used among
the Malayan races as a sort of to
bacco. Its juices having a stimulating
Tomorrow Pens and Pencils.
BXTTIESIUPS 1U3ACII BREST.
Brest, France, Novs. 15. The fourth
division of the American battleship
fleet, comprising the Georgia. Nebraska,
Rhode Island ana Virginia arrived here
sitting room, which adjoined the nura-ery-r
The baby was still screaming.
Five ten minutes passed.
Helen came to 'the. door. ""Warren, I
can't stand It. You must let me so to
It." She was crying herself now. Sha
tried to force her way past him to the
nursery. But resolutely, almost rough
ly, he took her back Into the front
"You must stay there, Helen, if I
have to lock you in. Pre besrun and
I I'm going to see it through."
"You're going to kill my baby!" ex
citedly. "No, rm doing it a great kindness,
and you must not interfere."
Again he closed the door upon hor.
And there was something in his volco
that made her fear to open it again.
Once more he walked up and down
the room- Still the scr-cams cama
from the nursery angry, convulsive
screams. That baby needed a spank
ing. Nothing else would stop it, ha
told himself, grimly. That crying was
terajxer, just temper! And the sooner it
was conquered the better.
He threw open the nursery door and
strode determinedly to the crib. Ie
was fully resolved to slap it: his mind
held no other thought. And then as
he bent over it he' hesitated. He felt
Where was he going to strike It?
i There didn't seem to be anv nlaop. Tts
little, red clenched rists were held up
rigidly they and its convulsed little
face were all that were visible.
His determination , to spank it wai
plainly weakening. How could ho,
when there seemed no place? And Yt
the baby was still- screaming. And
that was temper, only temper, he re
peated to himself to strengthen his
purpose. Gathering his courage, he
tapped sharply at one of the fists with
his forefinger. r
The babj- stared at hftn in surprise.
For the moment it was oo astoulshel
to cry. And then, with a gurgle, it
caught at the finger with both tiny
hands. They were hot and wet an-l
they held on to his'finger with a weak:
little clutch from which, somehow, he
couldn't draw away. He sat down oa
a chair by the crib. "
The baby still held to his finger. It
had stopped crying and was gurgling
softly. Its face was all wet with" tear-.
With his other hand he got out his
handkerchief and awkwardly wiped
them off. That soft little Hutch on liis
finger sonfajiow. it thrilled him as
nothing ever had before.
A half hour later '"the nursery door
opened noiselessly and Helen stood on
the threshold. But, as the door was
behind him. he did not see her. What
she saw was a sleeping baby with its
little hands holding itlght to Warren's
finger while he sat there patiently
by the crib fearing to move, lest ho
For a moment she watched thn.
And then, very gently she closed th
door and stole softlv away.
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