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The Business Situation
GENERAL husiness over the country has improved considerably, with the
harvesting of the record breaking crops and the coming of seasonable
weather. Retail business especially shows improvement, which is reflected
n the jobbing trade. There has been a strong demand for holiday goods, indicat
ing much confidence among merchants of the country in the continuance of favor
able conditions. Collections in general -are still slow, though they show slight im
provement. Money is scarce everywhere, with the banks long on loans; but this is
normal condition at this time of the year.
In El Paso, bank statements just .made, as compared with the statements of
September 1, show a slight decrease in loans, and a slight increase in cash items
and in deposits, also a gain in total resources or banking power; altogether a
healthy indication of tendencies toward general improvement. The El Paso banks
have considerably over $9,000,000 on deposit and resources of about $13,000,000,
with cash and cash items of something under $4,000,000, reserves averaging consid
erably more than 40 percent of deposits, or .$2,300,000 above legal requirements.
The worst feature in the situation is the pending strike of railroad engineers;
but hope is entertained that an agreement can be reached to prevent such a dis
aster as the general tying up of railroad traffic.
Prices of many of the staples entering into the cost of living of the ordinary
family show decreases, while a few show increases. The decreases are apparent,
whether considered asi or the month or for the year. Extravagance and wasteful
ness, however, are still prominent as a national vice, and it appears that America
has not yet learned her lesson that the only way to accumulate new capital for in
vestment and development is to consume less than she produces and spend less than
Ehe earns. '
"When the government representative was here recently looking into sites for
the new postoffice, he was attracted by the suggestion offered by some kindly dis-
posedTindividual that San Jacinto park be used for the new government building.
The very moderate price of $1,300,000 was quoted for the little park (only $20 a
square foot) but even that discouraged him. ,
One Way jfo
ONE general appeal each year is made by the "Woman's Charity association of
El Paso for funds to carry on relief work among women and children. This
appeal always comes at Thanksgiving time, and the principal source of in
come is the annual charity balL Subscribers to the charity ball may be assured
that the gross receipts on account of tickets are subject to but very slight deduction
to cover all expenses, inasmuch as most of the supplies and labor are donated by
charitable people. People who object to this method of raising funds for charity
are often of the sort that would not give to public charity under any circumstances;
but if there are those who think that the money could be and ought to be raised
without the medium of an elaborate social event, there is no law to compel them to
attend the ball even though their donations will be thankfully received.
The Woman's Charity during its seven or eight years of existence in this city
has established a reputation for efficiency and economy that might well be envied
by any business institution. The Charity's plan has always been to help first and
investigate afterwards. The main idea is to relieve immediate distress of any sort,
especially among women and children to meet the pressing need and then to con
sider plans for more permanent betterment, following careful investigation of each
The basic principle of the work is to help others to help themselves. It is not
true charity merely to dole out money, groceries, clothing, etc., and place-the re
cipient in the role of a beggar. The contrarypolicy has always prevailed in the
Woman's Charity: personal help by trained social workers, instruction in home bet
terment, and assistance in obtaining and holding employment. Money is never
given to applicants, but supplies are ordered, clothing given, medicine and medical
attendance provided, as the case may demand. In a few cases small loans have been
made, which have been returned practically without any loss whatever.
The Woman's Charity has now broadened its work to include a wide range of
social helpfulness. A school for mothers has been established, and a baby clinic,
also a system of visiting district nursing; there are clubs for mothers and for boys
and girls, tending to promote cleanliness and a desire for better surroundings of
ilife The county dispensary is supervised by the director of charities under the
Woman's Charity association. A playground movement has been started and is
well under way, and various other activities are being carried on by this firmly
established and efficient organization.
The annual charity ball has become a fixed social institution in El Paso and it
5s always one of the most brilliant affairs of the year. Those who attend have a
good time, besides the satisfaction of having contributed to a good cause; those who
do not care' to attend the reception and ball are invited to contribute anyway to
the funds of the Charity, every cent of which is made to count for the betterment
of needy humankind.
There are some places down the county where they seem to hold elections just
for the fun of bringing the returns np to El Paso.
Cooperation That Would Pay
EL PASO has no rivals and consequently no fights and no jealousies. This city
will best serve her own ends by boosting for every other southwestern com
munity to the limit of her ability. As our neighbors grow, we grow; as
they prosper, we prosper.
For many years The Herald has advocated a cooperative advertising campaign
among all the communities of the southwest. Why isn't this a good time to in
augurate the movement? What we want is folks. Thousands are passing through
this region, but very few of them stop. A cooperative advertising campaign on a
big scale will direct their attention this way, and give the census man something
to think about.
" Don't overlook the fact that the agricultural industry is the greatest producer
of real wealth in the world. The El Paso valley is losing million or two a year
by not undertaking the cooperative pumping plan long advocated by The Herald.
In the whole United States there is no more conspicuous example of wasted re--sources
than our senseless neglect of this beautiful valley.
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UNCLwalt's Denatured Poem
GAZED upon the noble oak that threw its shadows far and wide, and to the
husbandman I spoke: "That tree should be your iboast and pride. Perchance
a thousand years it's stood a thousand years of sun and rain the sole siir-
vivor of the wood that Q. time clothed tihis verdant plain. Before Columbus
sailed the sea, to find Chicago and 2sew York, the red
man rested by this tree, or slung his hammock in its fork.
MATERIALISM Since first these branches swayed and sighed a thousand
wars have shaken tihrones; a thousand kings hare reigned
and died, and given to the earth their bones. And cities
that were mighty then have crumbled into ruins gray; and dynasties, and tribes of
men, have lived and laughed and passed away. Oh grim survivor of a time when
knights went forth, in steel arrayed! I yet might sing one song sublime, could
I but dwell within, thy shade!" The farmer scratched his toilworn head, and
chilled the fervor of my soul; "I guess I'll out it down," he said, "they charge a
man so much for coal."
Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews
THE Duchess of Madison Square
swept regally dowa thb steps ani
into her -waiting carriage.
Her attire was somewhat peculiar,
but the Duchess of Madison Square was
a very democratic duchess.
Her coronet oh, yes, the duchess
"wore a coronet consisted of a rampant
red bow which branched wildly in all
He gown, over which she constantly
stumbled, lay about her in the folds
which only a red shawl can roj-ally
On one royal foot was a high button
ed shoe that had once been white; on
the other a tan slipper.
In her hand the duchess carried a
black umbrella, composed mostly of
But, as I said, the duchess swept
f regally down to her waiting carriage.
Two dashing, prancing steeds drew the
The Duchess Commands.
The duchess seated herself, raised
her umbrella with languid grace, and
briskly gave the order, "det up."
The champing steeds pranced madly
and then, alas and alas for the duch
ess of Madison Square!
The hind wheels flew off the car
riage and the duchess turned a back
somersault, and the prancing steeds,
unconscious of the plight of their royal
passenger, dashed down East Fifteenth
From the depths of the overturned
carriage, which was marked "12 gross
snow white laundry soad," (there arose
an indignant wail. The duchess's two
fat little legs kicked madly in the air
and the ribs of the dilapidated umbrella
stuck out in mild protest.
A sympathetic onlooker rescued the
duchess, wiping her grimy face, and
sent her on her way rejoicing with a
nickel clasped in her tiny fist. .And
then the writer went on her wayand
mused on the characteristics of her own
What Does Fate Hold?
"Dear little baby girl," she thought,
"growing up in your sordid surround
ings, with your inborn love of luxury
and pretty tilings, what will become
BONDAGE; A TALE
OF THE GHETTO
By Stefan Grossman.
TVD ELI Strassky was tired and ,
worn out with his long dav 5
tramping. As he turned into the
hvstrMts of the Ghetto his steps 'al
tered and a heavy igh came throught
his heavy patriarchial beard.
"Still there is no relief from the
merciless hand of the tyrant," he mut
tered, as he passed along the narrow,'
deserted thoroughfares. "Are my peo
ple to be forever the serfs and foot
stools of these God forsaken despots:
Are they never to be released?" He
shook his head mournfully, and a tear
started to his failing eye. "It's Impos-
sible to believe tnat iroa "as a-ui-dcned
them," he said. "Some dav
and yet "
Presently he paused at the door of
one of the houses in a dark street close
by. Raising his hand to a long, narrow
piece of metal nailed to the doorpost,
ho touched it reverently, thin raised
his fingers slowly to his lips. Witn
that he passed through the doorway.
A venerable God-fearing Hebrew, Ell
Strasskv, was one of the best known
and most respected dwellers in that
wide and denseley populated district
of East London which is known as
the Ghetto. He Tvas an alien; driven
from the land of his birth througa
the bitterest tyranny and oppression,
exiled by the might of his socalleu
masters. Me had sought freedom and
re'f uge in the land of liberty, the -land
to which so many of his forbears had
been driven. He had not come as a
poor man, for he had been thrifty and
of fairly high position in the country
he renounced. With him he had
brought his wife and daughters, the
latter two handsome girls with won
derful dark eyes and raven black tres
ses. They had settled among their
compatriots in the "Jewish City of thfc
East," had lived and thrived there, and
become respected for their generous
assistance to new arrivals from ..he
land of oppression.
Ell had only one Wish now. His
daughter, Ruth, had left behind In
Poland the sole joy of her life one
Gregori Zarmoff, an overseer of her
father's late property. Eli had not
known of this attachment when he
left for England, as Ruth had ben
afraid to approach him on the subject.
Since he had learned the truth, the old
Jew longed in his own way, to see
n AAn-t - J-AvM.4-Vt at nflittT-tk rrtiilrl V I
"e,"i. t:"vu: :;;vi,rr;r :n the Egyptians
the contrary, Gregbri was a tall, up
right, honest young man, with every
right to ask for his daughter's hand.
The young man's father, -too, had saved
old Eli from wolves in the forests of
Sukhona, and they were the staunchest
friends. But Gregori had had to wait.
In order to come to England he must
have money, and only hard work could
win it for him.
After many years of waiting Gre
gori was at last on his way to London
to London that great city of the
uroppressed, the free! What joy for
Ruth there was in the prospect of re
union only lovers know. She had
waited long and patiently, and now
Gregori, her loved one, was leaving
Poland, with its cruel despotism, its
tyrannical masters, its pitiless slaves,
for England would be with her on
the morrow, when the great ship sail
ed up the Thames and emptied its hu
man freight upon the docks.
That evening Eli had bought his
newspaper and learnedwthereform that
another massacre amon the Jews had
taken place at SukhCia. Homes had
On "The Duchess
That tiny girl will be pretty her
own mirror and the dangerous mirror
In men's eyes will tell her of her
And she will soon learn that pretty
clothes will enhance her beauty. She
will love color and gaiety and the feel
ing of soft, silken fabrics.
If she departs one inch from the con
ventional, beaten track the world will
push her down and keep her down and
the men who tempted her will be the
ones who will have least pity for her.
There is everything to tempt a girl
in this day of luxury.
The shop windows, the beautifully
dressed women driving by in their lux
urious motor cars, the theaters and
restaurants all these are temptations
to a girl.
, Welcome Young Men.
The thing that removes her from
temptation Is to fall in love with an
honest, earnest young man of her own
walk in life.
Mothers should bear this in mind,
and give their girls every chance to
There is no necessity of forceing the
situation, but make the home pleasant
and eligible young men welcome.
Don't allow your .daughters to be
courted on the street corners. Give
them a parlor in which to receive their
Don't make your girls afraid to con
fide in 3'ou and remember that all girls
are guilty of foolish actions now and
Remember that "As the twig is bent,
so the tree grows." And see that the
twig is kept straight and wholesome.
All children are imitative. Little
girls imitate their grown up sisters.
The Duchess of Madison Square, with
her absurd red bow, her trailing shawl
and her carriage, was imitating the
women she saw driving by. She was
Men and women whose sheltered
lives have brought them no tempta
tions may be hard on the erring ones,
but I think that the recording angel as
he writes down their good and bad
deeds will say to himself, "Poor thing,
she was but a woman, born with 41 wo
man's love of pretty things and not
strong enough to fight the longing."
Daily Snort Story
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"" piuuucicu, uuUa -"-- --
aged men torn from their beds and
tortured, strong men forced to witness
the ruin of their wives and daughters,
and, lighting all, great red waves of
f lamev caused by the hand of mad incen
diaries, dancing over the devilish work.
Eli knew the district. He knew ItJ
ruler and his tyranny. He guessed
shrewdly at the cause of the outrage.
This man Dlmitri Marovitch's fierce
oppression had caused revolt among
the Jewish peasants. The Poles, need
ing only the slightest Incentive to an
outburst, had taken immediate ad
vantage of the opportunity and fallen
on their neighbors like wolves on a
flock of sheep. Red ruin was the re
sult and still the nations shut their
eyes to the doings of these despots!
Would a time never come? EH Stras
sky joined his family with a blessing.
How wonderful his daughters had
made the place! Surely they must have
spent hours In getting the little rooms
to look their very best. Gregorl -would
be there soon, and but why antici
pate. On the table lay a cloth of snowy
whiteness. A double portion of white
bread, a little fish, a small decanter of
raisin wine, with a couple of lighted
candles in tall bronze candlesticks,
were placed upon it the latter to sig
nify the number of his children.
Later they had eaten. Eli broke the
silence with his story of the massa
"So many of our friends must be
there," he said. "Gregori, too, but he
thank God, he had left before this
Ruth, a fine, handsome girl of 25,
"He will be here tombrrow," she
sad, as If this was news. "Oh, father, j
you cannot tell how glad I am."
Leah, Eli's other daughter, .sYghecl.
It was a -sigh, just audible, but nobody
seemed to notice it.
Eli explained at length the details
of the terrible calamity that had be
fallen his compatriots. They were as
children to him, -and the thought of the
awful fate t.fat had overtaken them
almost drove him to madness. "If only
he had the power," he said, "he would
deliver I1I3 countrymen from the hand
of th" oppressors as Moses of old de
livered his forbears from the tyranny
The seven plagues
should not satisfy his thirst for venge
ance; justice should be ?ealt them,
swift and sure." Then he paused. This
was not his usual spirit. The event had
overwrought his high strung nerves.
Hewould be patient, waiting for fho
hand of God.
On the following day Ell and Ruth
went down to the alien Immigration
ofrlces in Great Tower street, the gh-l
tripping with joy all the way. Every
thing now was ready for her lover: a
feast had been prepared, their home
had been made to look its best every
thing was ready to receive the immi
grant as soon as the general inspec
tion should be over. Ruth waited
anxiously, her heart beating wildly all
the time. They saw batches of fellow
countrymen going away with their
friends, watched happy reunions, and
noticed the light step with which each
stranger reached the street. Yet Gre
gori came not. An hour passed, and
there was still no sign. Then Ell pro
posed that they should make Inquiries.
A terrible shock awaited them.
Gregori Zarmoff had been deported,"
the officer said, "from failure to com-
Reward Greatest In America
For Successful Inventions
In No Other Country Are the Material
LTHOUGH the patent system of
the world had its Inception in
England, and finds its most ef
fective application in Germany today,
it probably nas rendered its greatest
service in the United States. For la
no other country have the material
rewards of successful Inventors been
so rich, even though it has been said
that the patent office is the graveyard
of burled hopes and that inventors
die poor. The civilized nations of the
earth have Issued 3,tl00,f000 patents,
and of this number 1,000,000 are to bf
found In the files of the Patent office
of the United States.
From time lmmemmorial the right
to grant exclusive privileges was con
sidered the prerogative of kings,
among other privileges being that of
life-benefit from inventions and discov
eries. This prerogative was so abus d
about the time of Elizabeth that fa
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right to purvey the necessaries of
life. Others were inhibited from en
gaging in occupations that would con
flict with the wishes and desires of i
royal favorites. In 1623 king James
agreed that in future all natents
should be granted only to .inventors
of new manufactures, and to them on
ly for a limited time. But for many
years this law was Interpreted entirely
In a hostile way to the interests of in
ventors, xne patent was hot even
prima facia evidence that the patentee
had made the Invention. No margin
was conceded for possible error. An
unapt title to his invention, an ill
judged word in his specifications, an
incautious experiment, or the least dis
closure before the .sealing of a letter
patent would end a patentee's privi
leges. It was only natural that such an
attitude of hostility should result in the
Issuance of only 1000 patentsc in 150
Judges See n Light.
Then Watt succeeded in harnessing
machinery to steam, and Arkwright
hitched spinning to machinery. This
fringements that the courts became
fierce battlefields, and the judges be-
gan to realize that inventors were pub-
and material 'reward In this attl-
tria . !ntfl !, fmmHnn of TTind-
tude they laid the foundation of mod
ern patent practice and the industrial
era that followed.
The idea came with the empire
builders to Jamestown and Cape Cod,
and In 1641 the colony of Massachus
etts granted to Samuel Winslow a
patent for a new method of making
salt. In 1646 a patent was granted to
Joseph Jenks for an "engine for the
more speedy cutting of grass." This
"engine" was nothing more than an
old-fashioned mowing scythe, but it
was the first of a long line of Ameri
can agricultural 'machines which have
revolutionized the farm life of t'ne
Connecticut Favors Inventors.
The Connecticut colons' was strongly
in favor of encouraging inventors,
and in the century preceding the rev
olution granted many patents. In 1672
it pased a general law that there
1 should be no monopolies granted or al
lowed except on valuable inventions,
the length of time covered by a pat
ent being within the discretion of the
general court. From that day to che
present, the people of Connecticut
have taken out more patents per cap
ita than those of any other state.
The convention that framed the
American constitution had been sit
ting for three months before the pat
ent question was brought up. Many
propositions were introduced, but the
final enactment provided that congress
should have the power "to promote
the progress of science and the useful 1
ply with the necessary demands." That
Avas all .
Two or three months later. El:
bought a newspaper and sat down to
read the news. 'In a prominent posi
tion there he found a paragraph to
Serious anti-Semitic riQts hav again
broken out in the district of Sukhora,
in Polish Russia, Gen. Markovitch, the
governor of the district, has been as
sassinated by a Jewish peasant named
Gregori Zarmoff, who declared that
the former had Ill-treated his mother.
The Polish peasants slew Zarmoff
without mercy before the eyes of his
Years Ago To
From The Herald Of
This Date 1S93.
J. Leudan, of San Francisco, is in
C. A. Forrestor, of Galveston, at
the Pierson. -
Dr. Lozer went un-yt.New Mexico
this morning on business.
M. O. BicknelUs out in Arizona rust
ling busIness"or the Southern Pacific.
Mrs. J. P. Haue has returned from
a visit to her daughter at Fort Clark.
Manager Ramsey, of the Corralltos i.
roud has just returned from nis east-
Rev. Alberto uiaz win snomy ue m
El Paso, en route to Mexico in charge
of a BaDtist gospel car.
The Green family, who spent last
winter in El Paso, has returned for a
second season in this genial climate.
Miss Florence Beall is to give a pi
ano recital this season, which will in
clude a concert with orchestral accom
paniment. Miss Bertha Grace Walker, the belle
of Eddy, N. M., went over to Silver
City yesterday. She formerly resided
in El Paso.
Dr. Kauffman. who spent last win
ter in El Paso, has returned from the
) Glorletta mountains to spend another
Tohnnv Smith who left this city
some months ago to work in Denver,
has been laid up in a hospital there, but
has been laid up
ic csnmp lifitter.
Agent Woodside has begun repairing time. I realized that matrimony was
the city hall. The place will be re- I the best thing for a woman In the end,
plastered and repainted and made more but I elt about it like we !oo about
habitable in many ways. I going to heaven. I was in no hurry
W. D. Howe's Sterling wheel was about it.
surreptitiously removed last evening , Marriage Infection.
from the restaurant front where Its J "So I went along enjoying myself,
owner had left it when he went inside, j and then the girls of my set began to
Mayor W. J. Rusk and family, of Ox- j marry off. I remember what a wild
ford, Ohio, have come to El Paso to state of excitement I was in when
spend the winter and have rented i Mamie came rushing around breath
rooms of O. T. Dlx, 305 Wyoming street. J lessly to tell me that she was engaged
The International Lumber company j and was actually going to be married,
has made arrangements to bpen up a I simply revelled in all of the tender
lumber yard at the corner of Main and details, and I was as proud as a pea
Oregon streets. George W. North Is t cock when she asked me to be her
the manager. maid of honor at the wedding.
The Juarez chamber of commerce has I "Then Sally got married, and Betty
not only passed a vote of thanks for got maried, and Carrie got married,
the assistance rendered the other night j
by the El Paso fire department, but ,'
has sent ?o0 in gold as a token of ap-
Rewards So Rich
arts by securing for limited times
to authors and Inventors the exclusive
rights to their respective writings
and discoveries." When the framers
of the constitution inserted that
clause they did as much to make
America the synonym of progress as
they did during the many' weeks of
deliberation on other subjects Fos-
tckrarl Vn n oinl kontpnpp in that
erovernmental creed, invention brougnt
the Pacific and Atlantic oceans within
easy communication with one another,
and in a large measure helped to make
possible the 48 stars in Columbia's
The First Patent Lavr.
The honor of having introduced a !
bill for the first general patent law
in America providing affirmatively
for the granting of letters patent,
belongs to a staesman of Connecticut
Benjamin Huntington. He did this
soon after the first session of the firt
congress convened The proposed
measure slumbered until the next
year. In the meantime, president
Washington addressed congress in per
son. in the course 01 wnicn aaaress
he urged the passage of a patent law. 1 J
He wanted to give encouragement to
the skill and genius at home, at the
same time encouraging the introduc- j
tiou of new and useful inventions I
from abroad. The law that followed j
was signed by Washington, April 10, (
f790 Jt departed from English usage
that an examination of the pro
posed patent was required, and when
a person got his patent it was prima
facia evidence that the invention had
been described correctly.
The secretaries of state and war and
the attorney general were constituted
the first patent commission. They
waited three months before the first
j applicant for a patent appeared. Sam
uel Hopkins had invented a new
1 method of making pot and pearl ashes.
That patent was issued July 31, 1790,
the first of nearly a million which
have followed in its train. Three
years later another act was passed,
-" 1. , fc -. 7 ,,
came th final 1fu"ty ?s nth"
eigners were denied the privileges and
advantages of the patent system but
I this was partially restored in .1S00.
In 1819 congress eonf erred upon the
circuit courts the right to protect the
holder of a patent from infringements.
Germ Btcomes Active.
The germ of invention became very
active in the American mind in the
thirties. The railroad train and the
telegraph instrument became realiza
tions and everywhere Inventors began
to bestir themselves. This led to the
enactment of a new law in 1836, a
law which has been pronounced the
most important event in American
history from the adoption of the con
stitution to the opening of the civil
war. Before that time 10,000 patents
were Issued. Since then nearly, a mil
lion have been granted. Under the
act of 1S36 the patent office was es
tablished, the office of commissioner
of patents was created, and the big
Doric-columned building that has
served as the temple of Invention ever
since, was authorizzed.
Since that day the American in
ventor has led the world. He is bring
ing out new ideas at the rate of more
than 30,000,000 a year. Last year
there were 36,000 patents granted,
out of 64,000 applications filed. These
patents covered the entire range -f
human ingenuity. Each decade brings
some epoch-making invention, "which
in turn brings in Its train thousands
nf nthore vvi,n th ntnTr,nh?i0 fit
was invented and patented there hud
been no need for the thousand-and-
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The "Woman Who Married
OT long ago it chanced that I
was present at a little dinner at
which there were three men and
three women, all married, and all, for
the moment, enjoying the blissful free-
dom of not being under the surveil-
lance of the partners of their bosoms,
After the coffee had ben brought in,
and the servants gone, the conversation
turned to the subject of matrimonial
infelicity and one of the women said:
"The real cause of so much domestic
discord is because we don't marry for t Ines, and when I went to see them, I
the right thing." j found that we were out of touch.
"Why DO we marry?" asked a man. j "A wall of soothing syrup bottles
"It would, be Interesting io- know," and sterilized milk jars had grown up
.rgssTSa another woman. j between us, and they painfully shout-
"Lefs turn this into a confessional." ed conversation across it at one whose
said the first woman. "I will tell the! knowledge'of teething and the whoop
truth, if the balance of you will." ! inS cough was, at best, only the theo-
"All right," agreed the others." I rJes of an ameteur.
"Well," said the first woman, "the
real reason wny x. niurneu was uecause
all of my friends were getting mar
ried, and people expected it of me.
"That seems a pretty weak, foolish
reason to me now for taking such a
momentous step, for risking my own
happiness and that of a good, honest,
unsuspicious man, but it seemed good
j to me at the time.
"Jim had been in love with me ever
since I first came out in. society, but I
had honestly never thought of such a
thing as marrying him. I'd been a pop
ular girl, one of the sort who has lots
of beaux, and men fighting over her
dance card, and whose path is strewn
with chocolate creams and American
Beauties, so to speak.
"I had had plenty of opportunities to
marry. Some of the men who did me
this honor were charming fellows who
fascinated me for a time and then I
grew weary of them, and let them
go. None of them had really touched
"U neart, ana, Desiaes, j. was navmg
too good a time to want to marry and
1 Of course I intended to do it some
and Maude got married, one after the
other, and I was bridesmaid at so
1 many weddings that the female cats
I knew began to quote to me the old
Distant relatives er th' best kind. I'd
hate t' live in a city when they com
mence t' parole them storage eggs at
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Editor El Paso Herald:
The big tabernacle on Mills street
is a credit to our ministers. The place
is well lighted, the music fine and Rev
erend Bulgin a magnetic, entertaining,
instructive speaker. He has a forceful
delivery which reminds us of the lata
Henry Moore; his interpretation of the
scriptures is beautiful. He reasons,
deducts, concludes, reminding us of
our great Moody. " His wit and humor
surpass Sam Jones, lacking all coarse
ness, for his Illustrative stories ara
homely, humorous, every dap experien
ces. It is the people, especially the young
people of El Paso, who are not making
good in this harvest home meeting.
Every man and woman of our city,
whether they be Christians or not, ir-
1 respective of creed, should feel it their
patriotic duty to prepare for Thanks
giving. Come out.
As one enters the tabernacle the first
thing he sees is "El Paso for Christ."
If Mr. Bulgin will give us a few lec
tures on just practical, patriotic Chris
tianity it might be the first step in
working that miracle. First we need
a clean city. What we all feel the
need of most, away back in our true
selves, is a practical, everyday religion.
One we can live with and for each day
feeling that we are living, building
and doing not only for today, but for
posterity and tomorrow.
There is strength, happiness and
peace in united effort for good. So
sound the call! Get together.
Mary B. Haile.
1211 North Campbell St.
From Yuma (Ariz.) Examiner.
J. S. Heardd, of Bard, has opened up
a barber shop in that coming little
city. When the barber chair was leav-
i ing Yuma on a freight wagon there
as Quite a laugh created, as on the
! S011 wit the chair was a buck
scraper and a Fresno scraper, and
j surely tne wags figured that a man
I ought to get shaved somehow.
IX ON WHY THEY
Because All Her Friends Did.
saw about being seven times a brides
maid, never a bride. And the men I
knew, my old friends and chums, be
gan to marry off, too, until it took the
best part of my allowance every win-
ter to buy wedding presents.
j "Finally, I looked around one day.
and saw myself the last leaf on the
tree, so to speak. Almost every one of
my girl friends was married. They
were settled in homes of their own. ab-
sorbed- in their own husbands and ba-
XearlHR the Shelf.
"They didn't have anything in com
mon with me any more, and their hus
bands looked on me with benevolent
pity, and in bursts of nhilanthronv
j brought their fat and prosperous busi
ness inenas nome with them to din
ner when I was there, with a view to
giving me a chance at catching a good
"I became painfully conscious that
people summed up my qualities and
speculated upon my chances, and won
dered why I'd never married. 'She was
such a pretty girl, I knew the- said
behind my back, 'and she is handsome
still; those dark women do wear well.
She has always been popular in society,
and there were So-and-so, and So-and-so,
and So-and-so who were quite daffy
about her. 'Good matches, too, and she
is bright, and clever, and will have a
tidy little fortune when her father dies.
It IS strange she never married. We
"Then, one day, I overheard the fatu
ous mother of many babies, who had
once been my dearest friend, speak of
me as 'Poor Lucile.' and that settled It.
I got in a panic. It seemed to me that
if I didn't marry the next man that
asked me, I'd never marry. It was the
last chance, I thought, and so the very
next time that Jim, who had been the
ever faithful, made a sentimental pass
at me, I fell on his neck and married
him out of hand.
"In the years that we have been
married I have grown to be very fond
of him, but as for being really in love
with him. as I know I could love some
man, or having married him because I
was deeply in love with htm pooh It
is out of the question.
"I really married him because I got
in a blue funk about being an old
maid, and because all of my old friends
were married, and because everybody
I expected me to get married. And I am
j rot the only woman who has married
' for this reason. There are others."