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Monday, November 21, 1910
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IT WOULD he more strictly in accord with the facts if the armed conflicts in
Mexico were called insurrectionary instead of revolutionary. There can he
no revolution without organization and concerted action. These sporadic out
breaks at widely scattered points over the republic are no more to be called a
revolution than the insurrectionary uprisings of recent years in Colorado, Idaho,
Pennsylvania, and Illinois, wherein large groups of men -under some kind of leader
ship took up arms against the state and defied the lawful authorities over long
periods, causing much loss of life and property.
However, there is no doubt that the uprisings in Mexico, ineffectual though
they he, are really directed against the government, against the existing regime,
and not against the Americans in retaliation for excesses on this side of the line.
Like a burr under a mule's tail, the insurrectionary movements in Mexico are
annoying but not fatal They do, however, suggest the need for a more progressive
adaptation of Mexico's governmental system to the legitimate demands of an
Methods that were necessary and wholly justifiable, 20, 10, or even five years
ago, may be out of date ioday. Officials high in the government , of the republic
would be ihe last to deny that the general average of intelligence and social
accomplishment among the middle and lower classes in Mexico has risen markedly
in the last decade. The demand foi a greater degree of participation in govern
ment, and a greater degree of participation in the benefits of good government,
is naturally becoming more and more insistent.
The central government has well demonstrated its power by putting down
these insurrectionary movements so effectually; but a much better demonstration
of the right to govern will be made when the governing class revises its program
continually to adapt it to the changing and broadening needs of the people. It
is not a contradiction of terms in anjr way to say that .a conservative government
should be progressive in the highest degree. A' reactionary policy is destructive
If there are'good arguments against cooperative pumping plants for this valley
as a present practical plan, The Herald would be glad to print them, if anybody
would take the trouble to send them in. Just now everybody seems. -to be on one
side all in favor but nobody will turn a finger to start the good work. What's
the matter? Some enthusiastic advocates say that one or two cuttings of alfalfa
on the acreage to be benefited would pay for the whole business. We are losing
millions by "waiting for the big dam." If you believe in the doctrine of "making
your own heaven here and now," get under the cooperative pumping plan and
push it along.
The Estancia valley in central New Mexico is getting ready to set an example
for the rest of us by establishing cooperative pumping plants in the shallow water
district. They will make it pay, too, in that fertile valley. In ten years there
will be pumping plants all over the southwestern plains.
The New Mexico normal shows the largest attendance on record a good sign
of steady educational advance in the new state.
STATEWIDE prohibitionists of Texas will hold a mass convention in Fort
Worth December 8. It is not intended to make this a delegate convention,
bvt the idea is to have a representative gathering from all over the state to
plan the coming campaign for statewide prohibition. The call for the convention
states that prohibitionists regardless of party affiliations or factions or disagree
ment upon other questions should come to the convention if they favor statewide
prohibition. No credentials will be necessary.
As a matter of news the item about the coming convention is of interest and
its proceedings will be closely watched. The movement for which it stands,
however, is founded on an unwise policy- The enactment of a constitutional
amendment or a statute providing for statewide prohibition in Texas would be
nothing short of a calamity at this time; it would result in creating a new body
of law which would not and could not be enforced over large areas or in the
principal population centers. The laws would be flouted and lawlessness would
become a habit among whole classes of people that now regard the laws of the
state as worthy of some respect and even fear.
Local option with strict regulation and high license presents the most prac
tical method of reducing the evils of the liquor traffic under present conditions
in this state. There is probably not a single city in this state at this moment
that is stricly enforcing the Baskin-McGregor law. If popular sentiment will not
compel the enforcement of such reasonable restrictive regulations as this law
imposes, how can popular sentiment be expected to enforce a prohibition law that
Is infinitely more drastic? Law does not enforce itself. Popular sentiment must
be behind it to make It efrective. ,
The Prohibition ticket polled 53 votes at the late election in this county of
70,000 people; does that look as if public sentiment were ready to sustain a state
wide prohibition law in this community?
Debate in the New Mexico constitutional convention brought out the fact
that some county officers, including 'treasurers, have been in the habit of deposit
ing public funds in banks and appropriating the interest to their own private use.
The new constitution will put a full stop to that doubtful practice, and if there
i! any money coming from interest on public funds temporarily invested, it will
go back into the public funds where it belongs.
New Mexico will exempt from taxation for a period of six years new railroads,
sugar factories, smelters, irrigation works, and irrigation pumping plants. Many
other provisions in the new constitution are intended to encourage the investment
of capital in development projects. The spirit of cooperation and friendliness thus
displayed will benefit the new state out of all proportion to the amount of tax
money that is thus dedicated to the promotion of legitimate enterprises.
The Mexican papers printed in English have published the same accounts of
anti-American demonstrations and revolutionary movements as havd appeared in
the American papers. There is very much less disposition than there used to be
m Mexico towards suppression of legitimate news, even though the publications
are not always favorable to tte government. In the long run a policy of freedom
for the press will make for stable conditions and contented people.
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THEY are holding high carousal down at Charlie's grog bazar, and the boys
are burning money where the shining bottles are; you may hear their joyous
laughter, you may hear them shout and sing, and they're finding life a
solace as the noisy hours take wing. But the mofning, O the morning when the
singing rounders wake! When the mouth is like a hen's nest, and the head a
mass of ache! O the agonies remorseful, and the
wailings that ascend! For all men must pay the
THE FIDDLER fiddler when the dance is at an end. There are fellows
all around us who are cutting quite a swath, think
ing that unless they're stylish they are surely in the
Lroth; and they're buying moter-wagons, and they're jaunting off to Rome, with
a lot of borrowed money and a mortgage on the home. And some day a beastly
panic on the land will spread a pall, and a lot of stylish alecks will be backed
against the wall: then you'll hear a lot of pleading pleading all in vain, my
friend; for a man must pay the fiddler when the dance Is at an end. Little"
Oora Jane DeJigers has her feelings badly miffed, for her mother often tells
her that her gaitis much too swift. With her swagger girl companions through
the streets she likes to roam, and she sees the moving pictures when she ought to
be at home; she is flirting with the Johnnies in her harmless, foolish way, and
she may invest in sackcloth on some bitter future day; for the laws that govern
mortals never yield and never bend girls, like boys, must pay the fiddler when
the dance is at an end.
Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews
DEAR MADAM You have the
privilege of placing the following
in our newspaper if you will be
kind enough to give your opinion and
I was married two years ago. My
husband bad two children when we
were married. He promised to do
everything to make my life happy it
I would be a mother to his children. I
have bent forth every effort, but find
that I have undertaken something
which which I will never accomplish.
When it was too late I learned they
were bad children and needed rigid
discipline. I could not manage them
and appealed to my husband for help.
He then took them in charge himself.
They are very disobedient and don't do
anything he tells them. '
I have advised him to put them into
a home, but he does not want to do
this, although, he has a great love for
me. He says this would worry him. I
do not want to "nag," but, really, it Is
more than I can endure, since I dislike
Do you think it would be better to
h&ve an understanding now and insist
on having them sent away, or would it
be better to let things run along and
thn separate? I love my husband, but
I know I would be happier away from
his children. Thanking you for a
reply through your newspaper, I am,
Mrs. G. S. R
No, it isn't a joke.
No, it isn't an invention.
Who could ever think up a letter like
It's -a real, genuine letter. It came
through the mail this very morning,
and I am hoiking it In my hands as J
dictate this reply:
"Why, your tfoor, little, starved, small
minded creature you. "What do you
expect your husband to do? Put his
own children, his own flesh "and blood.
Into some kmd of a home where they
will have just about as much love and
attention as so many sardines packed
in a -box have sunshine and fresh air?
He asked you, you say yourself, to
be a .mother to his children. You
knew "he had those children when you
married him. and you knew he expected
you to love them and take care of them.
How dare you even wish that rte
r By Leon Frapie.
N THE courtyard of the day nursery
of Platers at six in the evening
half a dozen children were sitting
on a bench waiting for their people to
call for them. The principal has left
the little ones in charge of Rose, a
young and pretty servant girl, and has
retired to her apartments.
Great joy! They all arise: Fondant,
Minot, Marie, Adam, Nanette and rara."
"We are all alone with Rose!'!
"Rose is with us!"
"Sit down Rose."
Rose is a very young girl of, good
family, forced to make her living as a
servant, because of the death of her
parents, which left her penniless. All
the children loved her, not because of
her kindness, for every one was kind
to them at the day nursery, but because
of her looks. Dark, tall and willowy,
she had the face of a Diana, a' chaste
forehead, bright soulful eyes and deli
cately outlined cheeks. Children pos
sess an intuitive taste for beauty, and
they loved to kiss Rose, because they
felt that none but innocent kisses were
ever permitted to toujh her cheeks and
lips. No one would have dared pro
fane this pure, virginal face.
Rose sits down, all the children
crowd around her, laughing and jok
ing. Suddenly Fondant throws himself
into her arms.
"Rose! Rose, I am afraid. Papa is
coming, I am afraid he will beat me."
Maurice Fondant is a pale, thin little
boy of five, timid and nervous evident
ly from abuse at home.
"Why, Maurice, darling, papa will not
beat you. You must not be afraid, I
will tell him you have been a nice boy."
"Dou you love me, Rose"
"Why, of course I do, dear, and your
comrades love you too. Don't you?"
"Yes!! Yes!" the children cry, and
kiss little Maurice's tearstained face.
Then Minot exclaims:
"Well, what is it, Minot?" Rose re
plies, a little scared at the sudden ex
Why, Rose, Fondant says it is his
father who beats him. With us It is
always mama who does that."
He stands pondering at thitf problem,
twisting a disreputably tattered, al
most black rag between his little fin
gers. It is his handkerchief.
A coarse, dirty looking, unshaven
driver of a coal cart appears at the gate
of the courtyard. It is Maurice Fond
ant's lather. He walks "up to the rail
ing separating the space reserved for
the parents from the children's play
ground and strikes the top of the rail
ing with his heavy whiphandle.
"Hey, there," he growls, "I have
come to take my brat home."
"Good evening, Monsieur Fondant,"
Rose replies very sweetly. "Here Is
your little Maurice, all ready to go
with you. He has been such a nice boy
"That's a d d lie,'- growls ' the
father, raising his arm threateningly.
Rose, quite surprised, says in her
gentlest tone: "Why, it is true, mon
sieur Fondant, Maurice is really a good
boy. Why hit him then?"
"To learn the dirty brat how to be
have." "But, I tell you, monsieur Fondant "
Winifred Black SA
would put the poor things into some
orphans' home, just to please a woman
who is so utterly wrapped up in her
self that she can't see anything but
her own distorted image, no matter
where she looks?
How old are these children, anyway,
and how "bad" are they? Bad? The
worst child that ever lived isn't as bad
as the. best grown man or the most
conscientious grown woman.
How can a little child be really
' He can be thoughtless, rude, disobe
dient, noisy, annoying, bad mannered,
but there Is nothing particularly "bad"
about any of these things. Put your
self In the place of the woman who
died. Think, how you would feel if you
had to give your own little children
into the care of a woman who doesn't
"What shall you do about it? Stop
thinking about yourself and think of
those children. They are twice as im
portant as you are. Your life, most of
It. is made. Theirs is just beginning.
Just think what a glorious mission you
ihave. A mission to make over two poor
little, blighted, stunted lives.
Stepmother? "Why some of the best
mothers l have ever known have been
stepmothers. Why don't you turn in
and be a good mother, a real mother,
a loving, unselfish, devoted mother to
those little motherless tykes? Try it
for six months, watch every day to see
what you can do to make them happy
and comfortable. Show them that you
love them, and oh, some bright day
you will suddenly realize that they love
you as only little c-iildren can love,
and then you will begin to lire.
Don't think, you poor, blind soul
don't ever think of trying to have what
you call an "understanding" with your
husband about getting rid of those
If he's any sort of a man he has. al
ready an "understanding" with his,
own soul, and in that case he will stick
to his children and let you go your own,
self-centered, foolish way.
"Wake up, poor sleeper, wake up and
begin to understand that there Is no
problem Jn the world that cannot be
solved In some way, if only you have
love in your heart.
Daily Short Story
"It is a lie! Look at him scowling at
me. He is making fun of me, I be
lieve." "The idea! He always wants to be a
"He is scowling at me. Didn't I tell
"You are not going to beat a child
without any reason. Surely you are
"Why should Inot, when I feel like
it, I would like to know. Am I not his
He strikes the railing again and
Rose takes hold of the whip.
"Give me the whip," she commands.
"Give you my whip? And what aro
you going to give me in return?"
Rose looked at him firmly and says
calmly: "0o as I tell you, monsieur
"Now, if you want me to be nice,
you have got to be nice, too."
Rose's lips tremble as she almost
begs: "Monsieur Fondant." The man
stares at her and mumbles: "I believe
the girl is in love with me."
He tries to pull the whip from her
and forces Rose to come closer or let
go her hold.
"I will give you the whip, if you will
"Rose recovers her self possession.
"You will give me the whip and
promise me not to hjt him?"
"If you will love me."
"You will never hit Maurice again.
Promise me you will never hit him any
"I promise, if you '
Rose takes the whip and, deadly pale,
bows her head and permits the man to
give her a smacking kiss on the cheek.
Rose gently pushed Maurice outside
and says: "Go, now, near. Papa is no
longer angry. He will never hit you
At the gate the man turns and says
with a leer: "Next time it will be more
than a kiss."
Rose gently pushed Maurice outside.
Rose goes back to the children, whose
J faces are pale and full of terror and
Minot runs towards her, pulls her
arm maKes ner kiss mm ana witn nis
uiny rag oi a nanaKercniei wipes ner
cheek where the man kissed her.
Instantly the children are happy and
smiling once more. Thanks to Minofs
handkerchief the intolerable spot has
been wiped off Rose's divine face.
ON A $5000 BOND
J. H. Hicks, charged with betraying
Annie M. Johnson, to whom he was
married in the county jail Thursday
was released later on a $5000 bond
given by W. T. Cunningham; J. T.
O'QuIn, per W. T. Cunningham; Sam
Lisso and H. E. Cornwall. Bond was
fixed In the 34th district court by judge
A. A. Morrison, indicted on the
charge of forgery, was also released
from tne county jail after giving
a $500 bond. Morrison became in
volved wnen he gave a bond lor the
release from the county jail of Bessie
Smith, who had been arrested on a
ELECTRICITY THE MOST
VERSATILE THING KNOWN zJ.
" J. Haskin
Its Use Has Spread to Every Line of Manufacture. :
N HIS incursions into the realms of I
physical science the inventor has
found electricity to be about the
most versatile tiling: in existence. It is
so mysterious in its properties that the
physicist admits the accuracy of tho
definition of the schoolgirl, who said:
"It is a force known only by its mani-
testation " Anri vPf n iin.iArtandnhlo
l is it tl the Inventor that he has been
able to do hundreds of widely varying j
things. He has made It touch the life
of the average urban dweller at nearly
every -step. In the morning he reads
his paper, the news of which has been
gathered from all parts of the world
and transmitted by the electric tele-
graph; he rides on a car in which all
three forms of energy are utilized
power, heat and light; he ascends to his
office in an electric elevator; calls his
stenographer by an electric button,
talks to his clients over an electric tel
ephone; sets his watch by an electrically-operated
time ball; watches the
stock market at an electric ticker; and
In innumerable ways, makes use of the'
subtle fluid about which man knows
so much and yet so little.
Franklin Harnesses Lightning:
"While many important electrical dis
coveries were made prior to his time,
it remained for an American, Benjamin
Franklin, first to harness the thun
derbolt for the uses of man. When he
stood in his little shed and sent his
kite up Into the clouds to catch a por
tion of a lightning discharge, man
was to find out for the first time In
history that the lightning of the heav
ens and the electricity of the earth are
one and the same thing. His lightning
rods were the first inventions looking
to a practical use of man's "knowledge
concerning things electric. Later Jo
seph Henry, another American, made
experiments which ultimately led to
the Invention of the telegraph, the tel
ephone and the dynamo.
Although the scientists of all civili
zations were at work for years trying
to discover a means of hitching electric
current to the machinery and vehicles
of the "world, it remained for a careless
workman to make the discovery which
has led to the perfection of the electric
motor and Its use in transportation and
manufacture. In 1873 Gramme, the In
ventor of the dynamo, was exhibiting
some of his machines at an exposition
in Vienna While connecting the wires
between the various dynamos, a work
man, by mistake, attached them con
trary to instructions. Much to his sur
prise, when the connection was com
pleted, pne dynamo began to revolve in
an opposite direction to the other. He
reported this interesting discovery to
Gramme and It soon was realized that
his mistake had laid bare the secret
of the electric motor. Since that time
American as well as European inven
tors have applied the principles discov
ered by carelessness to almost every
conceivable line of industry, and they
declare that the end is no nearer than
when they began.
Transportation By Electricity.
Electricity was first applied to
transportation in the United States.
From the early SO's down to the present
time the United States has led the
i whole world in the widespread adapta-
' tion of electricity as a motive power,
It Is said that America now has more
electrically operated cars , and trains
than all the rest of tjhe world together,
and that if they were placed end to
end they would make a string of cars
TvAohinr nearlv one-third of the way
across the continent.
The world ordinarily thinks of elec
tricity as a nrime mover, but this is far
from the truth. It is only a medium
for the transmission of power. Just as
a belt transfers power from one shaft
to another, so electricity transfers It
from one point to another. There must
be some other force used in its gener-
ation, and more power is required in
making electricity than it yields to tne
motor which it drives. Under Ideal
conditions and the maximum load there
fc a 1n nf nt Ipast S iifirnent of nower
in the dynamo generating the electric!-
ty. Then there Is another loss of 5
percent in the transmission of the cur- the American inventor. That the man
rent from ' the dynamo to the point i ufactured products off the country to
where it is to be used. A simiar loss day possess such a vast value is due
takes place in the motor which trans
forms the current into power again.
Thus it will be seen that at least 15
percent of the power used in making
electricity is lost In its ultimate appli
cation. When it is remembered that
the best steam plant utilizes only 15
nercent of the cower of the coal and
thnt nnlv Sa nercent of this nower is
utilized in electrical practice, it will
be s'een how small a proportion of the
coal's energy Is used.
Getting Electricity From Coal.
Many scientists have concluded that
some method can be devised to get
electricity direct from the coal. They
believe if all the steps from the fur-
nace to tne electric motor couiu ue
eliminated, such a great percent o fthe
latest energy of the coal could be util
ized that the entire fuel question of the
world would be revolutionized. They
have already succeeded in the laborato
ry In securing electricity directly from
the coal, but as yet have not done so
in a way that makes it available for
the shop. It is one of those things I
which is scientifically possible but not
commercially practicable. It is said
that Thomas A. Edison is at work try
ing to solve this problem, and that he
believes a successful solutfon of it
would be a fitting climax to his career
as an Inventor.
When Mr. Edison perfected his in
idescent electric lamp he paved the
way for thousands of Inventions in the
use of electricity as an illuminant. Ait
and science tioth are lending them
selves to the efforts of the illuminat
ing engineer. Many of the inventors
of electric lighting apparatus and ap
pliances believe that tgreater strides
are to be made in the future than have
been made in the past. The ultimate
goal to which such inventors are aiming
is that of lighting without heat. Un
der present-day conditions the electric
light plant is able to utilize less than
2 percent of the energy in the coal it
uses in illumination for its patrons.
Has Not Readied the End.
It is in the field of electro-chemistry
and electro-metallurgy that some of
the most wonderful properties of elec
tricity are to be found. The subtle
fluid never has attained the ultimate
aim of the alchemist wno sought to
transmute base iron into precious gold, .
but in the chemical and metallurgical
world it has accomplished wonders lit
tle removed from that transmutation.
With! the electric furnace the chemist
and the metallurgist have been able to
produce a heat as much more intense
than the hottest coal fire, as such fire
is hotter ' than an icicle. They have
been able to produce a temperature of
more than 4000 degrees, rivaling the
heat of the sun. Under these condi-
tions many1 remarkable transfer-
mations have taken place. Even car-
bon has been transformed into dia-
monds and all other kinds of precious
stones have been not Imitated, but re
produced. Up to the present time the
chemist has not been able to produce
them in such size oc at such cost as
will make the manufacture of precious
stones commercially feasible, but it is
probable that in the years to come
some method or diamond manufacture
in e evolved which will be profita-
It was while experimenting with the
properties of carbon In the hope- of
manufacturing diamonds that E. G. At
chison of Chicago discovered the art
of making carborundum. This Is a
substance harder than emery and Is
widely used in lieu of the emery wheel
and the sandpaper. In electro-metallurgy
electricity is much used In the
reduction of aluminum. It 'was not
many years ago that aluminum was al
most as much of a curiosity as radium
is today. Mineralorists knew it exist
ed in vast quantities, but they had no
methods by which to extract it. Now
there are many methods, among them
oeing tnat oi placing aluminum in vans
and by charging It with a low voltage
of electricity inducing the aluminum
to settle at "the bottom.
Elictricity as a Purifier.
- Gold and silver frequently are freed
of their impurities by the use of the
electric current, and in many other
ways it has lent itself admirably to
the needs of those "who work In metal
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piuuu.m. -in. mc 1-o.oco ""6 -'
tro magnets are so placed that as the,
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metallic particles are drawn away from
the impurities and made to pass
through one chute while the impurities
pass through another. This same prin
cipal of the electro magnet is now
widely used in manufacturing estab
lishments. Instead of fastening a pieco
of machinery by chains and ropes and
grappling hooks, to be lifted by a crane,
a huge electro magnet is attached to
the end of a lifting chain, and as a
child lifts a needle with a toy magnet,
so the big crane magnet will lift a
machine weighing dozens of tons.
Some years ago an electric -gelding
machine was Invented by an American,
Elihu Thompson. With such a machine
a continuous rail from Washington to
Baltimore is made possible in the
transportation world. There is noth
ing more damaging to r6lling stock and
roadbeds than loose rail points, and it
is probable that the traveler of a de
cade hence will not be annoyed by the
continuous click of the wheels as they
pass over rail joints.
Produces Sleep, Also.
Electricity now is being used to pro
duce artificial sleep, and it is believed
that as an anaesthesia it will prove
superior to any now in use. Its appli
cation results in no adverse symptoms
in the patient. It also is being widely
used in the theraputlcal world and
elcctro-theraputics is becoming an Im
portant part of the world of medical
science. Yet with all these divers uses,
the possibilities of electricity have not
been exhausted, and such authorities as
Edison confidently believe that the
next decade will bring about the most
startling results in its application in
i medicine, chemistry and in every other
field where it has been applied. It
is also thought probable that entirely
new uses will be found for it, and
that It will prove more wonderful than
is even dreamed of In this enlightened
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UKJiAT HI VK.IIO.S
By Frederic J. Haskin.
i44,ii 4'i "iJ,i' i
i HEN the early statesmen of
lk the United States declared It
was useless to think of tho
i nation e-pr hpwwnlne' anvthlnsr 1sp. hut
I a nation of agriculturists, they did not
j take Into consideration the genius of
to the many kind? of "machinery for
making things evolved by American
genius. The manufacturer is able to
take a piece of iron and transform it
into a giant boiler, or Into hair-springs
for watches worth thirteen times their
; weight in gold. Or he can make the
iron into watch screws so small that
a hundred thousand mav be nut into a
lady's thimble, each screw possessing
a perfect thread.
It is in planning machinery for man-
ufactures that the inventor performs
I one of his most signal services. To
; devise a huge hydraulic forge able to
exert a pressure of 14,000 tons, on the
one hand; and to make a machine
wmen win cui a iureau wim ou mma
to the inch on the other, represents a j jMagoirin s Deiore going on to tan An
wide range of ingenuity, and the in-' tonio.
LX.LIE McGINNESS, the district
stood leaning against the highly polished bar in the salo'on of Mrs. Mc
Fadden. the former Alderwoman of the Third district. The district
leaderess had been raised in the ward. She knew every woman in it, and
many of their husbands. Nell, as she was called by the majority of her
j friends, was not born with a silver or
Her mother died when she was
father, left with a housefull of children, was forced to go out and work.
Almost before she realized it, Nellie was a breadwinner, that her little broth
ers should not be forced out into the w orld. She sold papers, ran erands, and
before she was old enough to vote was interested in .politics. She was ac
cused of having cast her first vote before she was of age. She never de-
"Mrs. Mac," she said, as she lighted a cigar, "do "you know there Is
nothing in politics any more?"
"Nell, I told you ten years ago, when you usad to hang out heVe as a
girl, there was nothing into it," said Mrs. McFadden. "Look at me. Four
terms in the Board of Alderwomen, a nd what for? My health. Here I am
getting old, and the brewery has a mortgage on the place. If I died tomor
row and my debts were paid there would not be enough to take care of the
j old man a month
I think he would
. get a living."
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Its the ingratitude of it, Mrs. Mac- said Nellie. "A woman in politic
j ca" work herself to death doing things for people, and then when the tim
comes they will turn on her."
If you don't know anything good t
say 'bout a feller make up somethin'. Th'
Shakspere club met t'day an' discussed
ventor has been able to do both. One
machine will produce a giant cable;
while another will make a wire only
one-tenth the diameter of a woman's
hair. Another machine will weave an
iron netting heavy enough' for the
front of a tiger's cage; while another
will produce a steel gauze so finely
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square inch. The manufacturer is able
l to make a cutting machine which will
cut slices of material so thin that thou
sands may be piled up in a layer an
inch high; and on the othr, fiandjakes
huge steel saws which weigh 125 tons
and cut a groove through steel with as
much ease as a knife cuts a slice of
American Investor Lead.
A large proportion of the labor-saving
machinery of the world has been
produced by the American inventor.
Labor in this country always has re
ceived .better rewards than in other
countries and this has made the ne
cessity of labor-saving machinery all
the greater. The result has been a
great stimulation in the effort to solve
the problems of mechanical production.
One of the first labor-savers Invented
in the United States was a machine for
making nails. It was the invention of
Ezelciel Reed, of Bridgewater, Massa
chusetts. The nail-making machinery
of the world has undergone many Im
provements since the day of Reed, and
nails are produced so cheaply now that,
like a pin. It is cheaper to pass one by
than to stoop and pick it up. Carpet
tacks seem to be small things, yet a
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M Years Ago To
Froa Te Herald Oi J-.
There are 73 prisoners in the county
Mrs. Jesse Payne's baby will be bap
tised Sabbath morning at Trinity M. E.
Captain Derby arrived this afternoon
from New Orleans in connection with
business relative to the dam.
Consul general Crittenden arrived
this morning from the north and leaves
for the City of Mexico this evening.
Bishop Kendrick will make an ad
dress at next Wednesday's litany ser
vice in St. Clement's church at 10 a. m.
The Woman's auxiliary of the Y. M.
C. A. gave an elegant tea Saturday
night in Chopin halL Only ?8 was re
alized. On "Wednesday. Dec 2, Miss Zue Ball
and secretary Happer of the interna-
tional commission will be married.
There is quite an interesting rivalry
j between the quad and tandem teams
at the lcycle track.
.Kev. narmon j. jttoover, or ne xas
Vegas Methodist church and formerly
of ElNPaso, has an invitation to accept
a pastorate in. Ottawa, Kansas.
Buchanan & Powers have the con
tract for putting in an eleg.mt new
plate front, of modern design, for B.
Blumenthal in the Mundy block.
There will be a game of football be
tween the Ft, Bliss team and El Paso
men at Sportsman park next Sunday
' t 3 p. m
The establishment of Ketelsen &
Degetau, of Juarez, was partially burn-
ed out today, the firm sustaining a loss
! of $15,000. Assistance was tendered by
' the El Paso fire department,
I Lieutenant Glasgow, of the Fifth
. cavalry, and bride, nee Miss Josephine
Magoffin, returned on last evening's
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laaderess of the Third Assembly district.
still going to old No. 5- school, and her
have to go' jnto somebody's kitchen to
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