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'Wednesday, Nor. 30, 1910.
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El Paso's Rapid Growth
Om,Y nine cities in the "United States have grown faster than El Paso in
the past ten years.
El Paso takes rank as the tenth city in the United States in the per
centage of the increase of her population in ten years. Practically all the big
increases were made by the cities below 100,000 people, all with but two excep
tionsLos Angeles and Birmingham, Ala. The percentage of increase in New
York, the biggest city in the country, was only 38.7, while that of El Paso was
146.9. To thus rank as one of the ten fastest growing cities in the country is no
mean honor and one that should gratify the El Paso boosters who have been
working so hard to make the city what it has grown to be.
Oklahoma City, 01c, increased faster than any other city 'in the United
States and stand3 at the head of the list with a percentage of 539.7. Muskogee,
Oklahoma, shows the second largest growth in percentage, with a total of 494.2.
Birmingham, Ala., is third; Pasadena, CaL, fourth; Los Angeles, fifth; Berkeley,
CaL, sixth; Flint, Mich- seventh; Fort Worth, Texas, eighth; Huntington, W.
Va., ninth, and El Paso tenth.
Out of the ten largest cities in the world, the United States has three of
them New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. London still holds rank as the
laigest city in the world, with 7,429,740 inhabitants, with New York second with
a total population of 4,766,883. Paris is third; Tokyo, Japan, fourth, and Chi
cago fifth with a population of 2,185,283. Berlin ranks six, Vienna seven, St
Petersburg eight, Philadelphia nine, and Moscow, Russia, 10. Philadelphia's
population is 1,549,008.
The growth in population in the cities of the United States shows larger in
the western towns than in those in the east. -There are 16 cities in the country
with over 300,000, and Los Angeles, California, is the last of these, with 319,198.
Washington, D. C, the national capital, is 15 in the nation's list, with a popula
tion of 331,069.
St. Louis is the fourth, largest city; in the United States with a population
of 687,029, while Boston is fifth with a population of 670,585. New York, Chi
cago, Philadelphia, St. Louis- and Boston hold the same relative position that
they have occupied since 1S90, when they were first, second, third, fourth ana
fifth in point of population. They have maintained that standing now for 20
Cleveland,- Ohio, is the 'sixth largest city in the United States this year, with
a population, of 560,663, and. jumped from seventh place ten years ago, over Bal
timore, which had to drop down to the seventh position with a population of
538,485 this time. Pittsburg jumped from eleventh place ten years ago, to
eighth this time, with a total population of 533,905.
Ninth place is now held by Detroit, Mich., with a total of 465,766, -while
Buffalo, New York, stands tenth, with a population of 423,715. Eleventh place,
from which Pittsburg jumped, is now occupied by San Francisco, with a popula
tion of 416,912. Milwaukee, Wis., the home of beer and socialistic mayors, is in
twelfth place with a population of 373,857, and "unlucky thirteen" is held by
Newark, N. J., which boasts that the official count gave her 347,469 souls. New
Oileans is in fourteenth place, just ahead of Los Angeles, with 339,075 Ameri
cans, Frenchmen, Creoles, negroes and Democrats.
There are 47 cities in the country with over 100,000 people, the smallest of
these being Bridgeport, Conn- with 102,054. Of the total eleven have risen
above the 100,000 limit since 1900, namely, Albany, N. Y., Atlanta, Ga., Bir
mingham, Ala., Bridgeport, Conn- Cambridge, Mass., Dayton, Ohio, Grand Rap
ids, Michv Lowell, Mass., Nashville, Term., Oakland, CaL, and Richmond, Va.
There are doubtless some other cities which will be found to have passed the
100,000 limit when the count is completed.
Of these 47 cities, 31 made a greater absolute increase of population during
the decade 1900 to 1910 than during the preceding decade, and 21 made also a
greater percentage increase.
The aggregate population given to these 47 cities by the 1910 count is
T9754,287. In 1900 these same cities had an aggregate population of 14,991,430;
in 1890, of 11,361,220. The absolute increase between 1890 and 1900 amounted
to 3,630,210; between 1900 and 1910, to 4,762,807.
Although the rates for individual cities vary widely ranging from 63 to
245.4 percent, it is rather noteworthy that there are ten important cities which
have shown approximately the same rate of increase during the last decade, viz:
Boston, (19.6 percent), Buffalo (20.2 percent), New Orleans (18.1 percent),
Omaia (21 percent), Paterson (19.4 percent), Philadelphia (19.7 percent), Pitts
burg (18.2 percent), St. Louis (19.4 percent), San Francisco (21.6 percent), and
Washington (18.8 percent),
In some instances the growth of a city was due in part to annexation of
suburban territory. Except in the cases of New York and Pittsburg no allow
ance has been made for such annexation.
A writer advances the opinion that women are greater economists than men
and proves it by declaring that bald headed men spend dollar after dollar for hair
restorers, while a woman takes a few dollars and buys the hair outright.
Count de Beaufort, who got kicked out by his Chicago fatherinlaw just
becauseJie insisted on beating his wife when she refused to sign any more checks,
is going to get a theatrical engagement at $30,000 for twelve weeks. Not every
wife beater can do as welL
As long as the world exists, there will be people to violate the laws and
crooked officials to wink at the violations. If the law requiring fire escapes had
been enforced in Newark, N. J., some of those two dozen lives lost in that factory
fire would have "been saved.
What's the use crossing the river to lose it on the ponies? Get out on the
sidewalk, sit down somewhere inthe wind, throw 'the money at some street
urchin who will appreciate it, and go home when you are good and tired. Same
Ella Wheeler Wilcox writes on "the tyranny of some women." What's the
use using, the word some in it at all?
To the question "how much can a young couple live on," a safe answer would
be "just as much as they can scrape together." '
The spirit of the insurrection seems to have taken hold in the ranks of the
El Paso lawyers, judging from the activities in the justice courts.
Some of the Mexican Var" correspondents must have moved down into
Nicaragua. They have a man heading the rebellion, who is now in New Orleans
and has been for several weeks.
Revivalist Bulgin thinks the man who
like the man who would cut the dog's tail
hurt the animal so badly.
Many a man who tells his wife of her
the most fcolish thing she ever did was to
the tent revivalist, and has a lot of sound
would fight vice a little at a time is
off an inch at a time so it wouldn't
foolishness fails to realize that about
marry him. This goes with credit to
truth in it.
UNCwalt's Denatured Poem
YOU have endi?red so much of slander no wonder that it stirs your dander,
0 sad-eved mule of mine! No wonder that you're brooding, brooding, yoiir
scanty ears of corn denuding, with yellow teeth that shine! Your tail, it
isn't long and flowing; it's shingled, and has whiskers growing in tassel on the end;
your neck is dished, and never arching, like that of war
horse, proudly marching, where strains of bugles blend.
THE MULE Your ears are long and out of drawing, and when you
laugh your loud haw-hawing breaks distant window
panes; and. people jeer at and deride you; through all
the ages they've denied you a decent share of brains. A thousand yeans ago, or
over, some mule, fed up too high on clover reached out and kicked a gent; and
ever since the superstition hangs on double-dinged demnition, that mules have fell
intent. And yet, O mule, you're true and trusty! I care not for the legends
musty, or prejudices old; you did not stack up high for beauty, but when the
matter's one of dutv, you're worth your weight in gold. Alas! Full many a
human duffer, like you, 0 mule, must live and suffer the world's contempt and
jeers, because Jie is not built for dancing, for pirouetting and for prancing, and
has ungainly ears.
Copyright, 1910, by Georga M&tt&errf
Married Life the First Year
m i i u L . IT 0N THE BABY'S
Mabel Herbert Urner bath
IT "WAS Sunday morning. And Sun
day morniiig was always a diffi
cult time. Everyone got up later
and the machinery of the household
seemed never to run quite smooth.
While on week days Warren was off
to his office by 9, on Sundays he rarely
got up until 10. But instead of the
longer rest being beneficial, it seemed
only to make him more irritable.
And this morning" it was raining,
which kept him from his accustomed
morning walk and added to his irrlta-
Of the four Sunday papers which ne
always took only three had been de
livered that morning. The irregular
ity In the delivery of papers had been
frequent of late, and now he started
into the nursery to complain to Helen
about it. ((Whatever went wrong, he
somehow always managed to make her
feel responsible.) As he opened the
door he found the room stifling hot
and close, with the radiator sputtering
loudly in the corner.
"By George! What are you trying to
make of this room a hot house."
Helen was kneeling before the lower
drawer of the chiffonier, laying out
some fresh clothes for the Tjaby.
"Oh! Warren, shut the door we're
getting ready for the baby's bath."
'Well, it'll be a steam bath in this
room why, it's sickening!"
"Warren, don't stand there talking
and keplng that door open. Either
come In or out but shut the door!"
But Warren stood obstinately still,
holding the door open. "Don't you
know such heat as this isn't good for
anyone? Why, the cfiild will be sick
if "you bathe it in here."
"And It will have the croup if you
keep that door open!"
"No, it won't. What are you trying
to make of it, anyway a hot house
plant? I tell you, right now, I'm not
going to have any child of mine raised
that way. I want a rugged, hardy,
healthy child not a frail, sickly, pam
iic fc n. hfihv. Warren a little
! baby! You can't begin"
"Oh, yes you can you can t Degm
too soon. Accustom it now to plenty
of fresh air don't weaken it In a room
"I suppose you'd advise an ice bath
with all the windows open?"
" M A N A
(By Leon Fraple.)
ANA was a big dog of uncer
tain breed. She had been xne
rnnortV of S. COUPle Of gVP"
sies since their marriage, and had
seen the birth of four children, of
whom the eldest was a boy of seven.
She was one of the family. The gyp
sies really considered her as a sort of
"poor relation" who was under the ob
ligation of making herself as useful
Besides being a hard worker, she
was a terrible guardian, capable of
battling victoriously with several men;
but her favorite duty "was to watch
over, take care of, and protect the
children. , ,
When, once a year her little puppies,
were sold, shei hid herself and wept
like a human being. For weeks after
wards she worked, played, and suffer
ed as before, but her eyes were filled
with a sadness that was unspeakable
One spring time, the gypsies suffer
ed very much from the heavy rains.
They found themselves one day in a
state of destitution; they were on the
road, far away from any house, with
a broken axle. The wife had vainly
tried to sell her reed baskets, the chil
dren had begged unsuccessfully, there
was nothing to be stolen from the
fields, and Mana's puppies were still
too young to sell. They could go with
out eating for a certain time, but
money must be found to pay for the
services of the wheelwright.
Providence appeared on the road in
the shape of a huntsman. He was tall
and thin, and his brown face termin
ated in a long, copper colored beard.
His long legs were incosed in bright
His face, a mixture of good humor
and brutality, had something sinister
lr its expression. t
Mana. who was playing with her
puppies, was attached to a tree by a
stout chain. She growled Instinctively
at the stranger who walked noisily
past, whistling a cheerful tune.
Startled by the dog's growling, the
man suddenly stopped, and began to
scrutinize the redoubtable animal and
her little ones. All at once he burst
"Hullo, my man," he said to the
gypsy,- "how much do you want for
the puppies? Listen to me. I'm going
to try a curious experiment that I
saw once at a fair abroad. Some pup
pies were shot under their mother's
eyes. Walt a minute! Let me speak!
You've got everything necessary. We
will shut up the victims in this hen
coop, and place it just far enough
away to prevent the mother from
reaching them even in her wildest ef
forts. And, look here, I'll give you all
the money Tve got about me $15."
The gypsies the man, woman, and
children cried out against such bar
barous sport. At that moment, they
felt the depth of their love for Mana,
who was groaning uneasily, as if the
horrified faces of her masters had
warned her of impending danger.
The hunter was implacable. He be
came more and more obstinate as the
gypsies' despair increased. They were
sd much in need of money that they
ended by accepting his terms. The
male gypsy seemed to make up his
. , .. . - , - cv ciirp even
j -wen, uy jovei nu nuu -- ---
that wouldn't be oetter man mo.
His Emphatic Action.
"Oh," wearily, "what do you know
about a baby's bath? Please shut that
door and go away it will talc half an
hour to get the room warm again. Ive
been bathing it every morning so far.
without your suggestions, and I think
I can dispense with them now."
This was a mistake, and she knew
it, but he had been irritable all morn
ing, and her own patience was almost
at an end. T
"You can, eh?" angrily. u ell, J.
guess right here is where my sugges
tions take effect," And he strode
across the room and turned off the
sizzling radiator. "Now, if that baby
is to be bathed this morning, it is to
be done in a moderately warm, well
ventilated room, and not in this wilt
ing heat." ,
Helen disdained to answer this and
went on laying out the baby's clothes
with elaborate care.
Her silence only served to further
Irritate him. T
"Do vou hear what I say? Since I
am the" father of this child, I propose
to have some vo'ice in its bringing up.
Here the telephone bell rang shrilly.
With a muttered exclamation he went
in to answer it.
With flushed cheeks Helen was stui
bending over the clothes when he came
to the door again.
"Jim Weston wants me to go outto
the Country club to play golf. The
rain's about stopped now." He spoke
with a careful attempt at carelessness.
"We'll have lunch out there and I can
easily get back for dinner."
K Her Sigh of Relief.
"Why, yes. wny aon l ." ",
"17 m I think I will."
He w"ent into his room, got into his
golf suit strapped his sticks, and with
a strained and perfunctory "Goodby,
I'll be back around 7," hurried off.
The subject of their controversy was
When the door banged after him.
Helen went back into the nursery,
turned on the radiator, which prompt
lv renewed its sputtering. Then she
carefully closed all the doors, and with
a sigh of relief proceeded with the
Daily Short Story
mind all at once, and he laughed sar
donically as he pocketed the gold
pieces. But the ferocious "sportman"
paid no more heed to this omen than
he had to their appeals for pity.
The strength of Mana's chain was
carefully tested and her puppies im
prisoned in' the hen coop. The dog
growled threateningly and dragged on
her chain. This enabled them to- mark
the exact distance; her nose could al
most touch the bars of the hen coop.
The woman ran and shut herself up In
the caravan, not wishing to see or
hear. The hunter began to load his
"Walt, wait!" shouted the gypsy.
He ran towards the children, who
were standing in a group a few yards
off. Without saying a word, he seized
the eldest boy, dragged him to the
caravan, and tied his hands and feet.
This was a wise precaution, for the
child had several stones clenched in
his fists, and he knew how to make
use of them with savage skill.
The montsrous execution lasted a
long time. The hunter, wishing to fire
from a distance, made bad shots. The
little dogs Jumped about wildly and
yelped appealingly for their mother.
The gypsies began to hope that the
man would be obliged to spare one for
want of ammunition, but he killed the
last puppy with his last shot.
While this" horrible butchery was go
ing on, Mana presepted a spectacle of
terrifying beauty. Her hair standing
on end, her mouth foaming, while the
.murderer was aiming at her of f spring,
she uttered a succession of cries,
groans, and sobs that wereTieart rend
A tortured mother could not have
appealed more despairingly for pity.
Then came the paroxysm of effort and
revolt; she made the furious bounds
of an animal that madly tries to break
everything to kill itself.
To reach her enemy she would have
torn herself to pieces. Then she gave
a succession of blood curdling howls
"that echoed far over the country side.
The woman and children cried In sym
pathy. "What an admirable beast! She is a
lioness," said the hunter, as he slung
his rifle over his shoulder.
"You think so," said the Gipsy, with
a meaning laugh. "In any case, you've
finished. I've kept my bargain, and
we're quits, aren't we?" He paused
for a moment, and then continued, with
a ferocious grin: "Well, I advise you
to clear off, because I'm going to un
fasten the dog. I've got a right to do
it, I suppose."
The bunter shuddered, turned ghast
ly pale, and stammered, terrified:
"What"; What? Help! Help! It's
His haggard eyes quickly sought a
refuge; no house was visible on the
horizon. He lifted up his feet as if
the ground was burning; in feverish
haste he felt in his pockets, although
certain of finding neither ammunition
"I I'll sign you. a paper $25
"No," replied the unshaken Gipsy.
"I'vo had enough of 3'our money and
you've taught me to show no mercy."
While they were speaking, Mana was
HOTEL TRAINING SCHOOL
TO MAKE HELP EFFICIENT Lc
University Course gor Hotel Workers Expected to, Work
Wonders. ' ZZZZ
THE long-suffering traveling pub
lic which has been forced to
endure the incompetence of
untrained hotel help, soon will have
its day made pleasant by the atten
tion of experts in their respective
lines of hotel work. Every other vo
cation has learned long since that the
technically trained workman is able
to render better service than the one
who has "picked up" his trade. Now
the hotel men of the country have de
cided that the technical training of
hotel help will make them better able
to meet the wants of the hotel patron.
To this nd they will establish at
Indianapolis a modern hotel univer
sity, where- every sort of hotel help
needed, from the cellar to the attic,
may be trained under expert direction
and initiated into all the niceties of
the profession. This training will ex
tend all the way from the art of prop
erly greeting- a guest at the register
desk, to the science of extracting- a l
tip without reealing the purpose to
the patron. The idea of a hotel train
ing school has long been a favorite
hobby with some of the leading lights
of the International Stewards associ
ation, but it was only this fall T:hat
the association agreed to support the
institution and to lend its best endeav
ors toward the success of the move
ment. School Will Cost 5200,000.
The new university will cost about
200,00 and it is hoped that patronage
will soon make it self-supporting.
The terms under which students may
enter will be so arranged that they
may take the course and pay for their
training afterwards. Of course this
means that each student must come
well vouched for. It Is probable that
many hotels will give scholarships to
the school, in consideration that their
holders serve a term In the hotel
giving the scholarship. There will be
rdom enough in the school to accom
modate several hundred students, and
the freshmen will probably be the
help and the seniors the critical
There are many problems in hotel
management which can be solved on
ly by trained men. It is probable that
the establishment of this university
will be followed by the creation of
standards in hotel management which
will elevate the calling of the hotel
keeper to the dignity of a profession.
The sponsors of the university are
behind a movement for the abolition
of the short weight and measure graft,
and are urging strenuous legislation
against those who profit by it. The
hotel managers have suffered from
the constantly advancing price of
foodstuffs as much as any other class
of people, and with these advances
has come a growing tendency to make
added profit by false scales and
measures. The Stewards Association
is also advocating pure food, and from
the very inception of the movement
have lent aid- to the pure food crusad
ers. One of the largest breakfast
food establishments in America has
equipped a laboratory where the hotels
of the country may have any suspected
food alalyzed free of charge.
Another of the activities . of the
stewards Is the maintenance of a ref
erence and employment exchange,
where competent hotel help may al
ways be aided in securing good po
twisting about on the end of her chain,
growling angrily and impatiently. The
hunter jumped about like a madman,
tore out his hair, and tried to cling to
the Gipsy. The latter frowning, pro
nounced his final decision.
"Listen, this is the only concession
I'll make. I'll let you have 300 yard3
start, as far as yonder turn. After
that run, run fast. But that's enough
talk. I'll wait no longer."
The time for hesitation had passed:
the wretched man cast one last terri
fied look on the foaming beast, and
darted off like a, madman. As soon
as he had reached the turning- in the
road, Mana was unfastened. She start
ed off in pursuit like a shot from a
gun, and her prodigious bounds raised
clouds of dust.
The fugitive perceived her drawing
near, and felt that he was lost. Then,
while running, he began to howl Jik a
hunted animal. His aspect was so fear
ful, his voice so horrible, that a little
boy who was tending some sheep by the
roadside tried to run away, terror
stricken. He threw himself on aits
side, and fell into a deep brook that
bordered the road.
, At the same instant, the dog came
up, being now only a few yards from
her enemy. She saw the accident,
changed her voice and rolled on the
ground as if a rifleshot had struck her.
She got up howling as if stopped by an
Invisible and insurmountable bariier.
She must pardon the murderer of her
little ones. She could not advance;
she could not abandon a helpless child.
No power on earth would nave made
her pass by; no 'barrier could have
more surely stopped her.
A Second later she was lr the water
beside the child, whom she quickly
dragged onto the bank. She licked his
forehead to clear awa7 the clincing ,
hair, and pulled at his ciothes and
When the child was saVIy on his feet
again, she gave one vagua look in the
direction of the fugitive; ana then, full
of remorse for having abandoned her
post, hurried back to the caravan to
take up once more her hcavo- bur.leo of
slavery and suffering.
(All communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest Is made).
DEFENDS WEST TEXAS.
Vlcksburg, Miss., Nov. 26.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I enclose a clipping taken out of a
local paper here which explains itself.
The writer of the article must be
looking through smoked glasses, as
there is not a word of truth in what
he says, excepting about the amount
of work necessary to make a success
ful farmer, which everyone knows re
quires work In any old place.
If Mr. H. had to pay for all the
chickens and turkeys devoured around
Christmas and Thanksgiving in El
Paso, I think he would holler his head
off. With regards, I am yours, Sin
cerely, T.' J. White,
2014 South Washington-Street
(Formerly of El Pasd.)
The Offendlnj Article.
El Paso, Texas, Nov. 11, 1910.
To those farmers who are dissatis-
sitions. The importance of .this Is
shown by the attitude of some of the
privately conducted employment agen
cies throughout the country. One of
the hotel magazines recently cited an
instance where a steward who applied
for a position through an employment
agency was told that he would be
recommended by the agency for the
position upon his agreeing to change
the help in his department every fouf
or five months. This of course would
give the agency a chance to furnish
the new help and thus keep its busi
ness on a profitable basis.
Shorter Bills of Fare.
The new hotel school will probably
lead to a general shortening of the
bills-pf-fare in the hotels- and res
taurants of the country. It is assert
ed that too many dishes spoil the
meal, just as too many cooks poil
the broth, and that there is no occas
ion for such a long list of things to
eat as the average hotel offers. It is
pointed out that a few meats well se
lected and well served, are much bet
ter than a long list poorly chosen and
improperly served. There alo is a
movement to abolish the American
plan in favor of the European. One
of the questions being argued among
the hotel people is how much profit
they ought to receive on the gross
cost of the foodstuffs in order to
make a proper net revenu. That the
dining room of a hotel, even when It
is among the finest in cat world aaJ
charges the highest prices, is not al
ways a payinsr Dronn.JHi- is shown
by a report concerning America's
best known hotel. This report is to
the effect that while the gross rev
enues of the restaurants and dining
rooms of the hotel in question amount
to 2,000,000 a year, there is an an
nua? loss in this department aggre
gating more than 200,000. But (as
the total income of the hostelry is
7,000,000 a Tear, the loss In this part
of the business Is amply made up by
the profits in bther departments. It
is said that this loss Is largely inci
dent to the great number of employees
who are kept on full pay during the
dull months of the year. Only the
very best hotel help obtainable Is em
ployed and to hold them it is neces
sary to give them full pay winter and
Provisions a Problem.
The problem of provisioning a ho
tel is not an easy one at best, but
where meals are 'served at prices
ranging from 20 to 40 cents, with an
abundance of substantial food, this
problem becomes an- exceedingly dif
ficult one. The chain of Mills' ho
tels In New York city, maintained
for the benefit of poor men, by the
very closest buying is able to serve
excellent meals for these prices, and
still prevent the business from degen
erating into a charity. These hotels
were founded for the sole, purpose of
affording the poor men of New York
a decent place to stay and eat at as
low a price as possible. There is no
desire to make a profit out of the -j
The variety of things which" the
stewards of a modern hotel must buy
is practically inexhaustible. Orte
large New York restaurant imports
-25,000 snails every week from Brit
tainy, while another requires several
thousand pounds of fros legs a
month. At Fulton market in New
fied with Mississippi and contemplate
leaving, I wish I could give them the
benefit of my experience, gained by
years of travel all 'over Texas and part
of old Mexico. A Mississippi farmer
will starve to death in Texas. If they
would work as hard and economize in
Mississippi as they do in Texas they
would all be independent and have
bank accounts. It is the siren song
of the real estate agents which lures
immigration here. Texas is reputed
to have the liveliest real estate agents
in the country, and they can make
almost anyone think he can find the
end of a rainbow here. If Mississippi
had some live wire real estate men,
her copulation would soon double.
Texas farmers have experienced two
failures on account of drouth. Water
had to be hauled by the railroads, and
sold for 20 a car in some agricultural
places. There is not a drop of water
in the big Rio Grande for 500 miles.
I was in a town when beer was cheap
er than ice water.
I meet people every day from all the
western states, and they report "hard
times" everywhere. Everything is
higher here than anywhere in the
south. Eggs 75 cents and 1 per dozen.
Millionaires alone can afford turkey, i
I am told they manage to have a
chicken Thanksgiving. They don't
know what home-made molasses tastes
like. But the climate is glorious! But
for that the Lord only knows what
would become of some of this western
With best regards, I am truly your
friend. W. N. Hawkins.
Yazoo City Sentinel.
Don't drink cocktails.
Don't permit men to be famil-
Don't try to appear as though you
knew more than the man.
Men like having a good time with
girls who do all those things, but they
don't marry them.
The average man will do the smok
ing, the drinking and the knowing all
for the family.
He does not object to other women
smoking, but he does not want his wife
Other women may drink intoxicants,
but not his wife.
He does not want, the girl who has
permitted other men to be familiar.
Don't lie a "Good Sport."
He does not want a wife who knows
more than he does.
The girls who marry are not the
girls who are known as "good sports."
Men are very selfish where women
A man will encourage a girl in all
sorts of foolishness, and then drop "her
His wife must be above suspicion; he
wants to know that he can trust her.
It is the lovable, home-making quali
ties in the girl that win a husband.
Every man wants a home and family,
and he wants a steads', reliable woman
for the head of it.
Marriage Is a business venture with
a man, and he does not want to Invest
all his future with a risky partner.
The One Who Suffer.
Many married men think nothing of
a passing flirtation with another wo
A feller alius picks out a suit o'
clothes like he never expected t' git an
other one. What's become a' th' old
fashioned girl that used, f blush'?
York 200,000 pounds of frog's legs
are sold annually, most of them golnj
to the hotels and restaurants of that
city. Missouri leads the United States
in the production of frJ'g's legs.
Buyinjf J Important.
For intelligent buying the man who
for years sold the largest sandwich in
New York for a nickel, takes first
rank among all hotel and restaurant
men. He died not long ago and his
estate was valued at $250,000. He al
ways claimed that his "largest sand
wich" was the basis of his entire
fortune. It is said that the most val
uable eggs ever eaten by any mart
were those used by the late E H.
Harriman during the early part of hi3
final Illness. The whole financial
world waited eqch morning to hear
whether he was able to take his
poached eggs on toast, and the fluc
tuation of the stock market Incident
tq his ability to eat the eggs wrought
many changes in. values.
One would hardly expect a restau
ranteur to travel 6,000 miles to cook
a single dinner and buy the materials
therefor, but such was the experience
of the late George M. Harvey, the fa
mous restaurant-keeper of Washing
ton. An Englishman had visited his
place and had eaten of his terrapin
a la Maryland. When he later want
ed to give a dinner, he asked Harvey
What he would take to come to Erig
land and prepare it. Harvey replied
that he would take 1,000 with alL
expenses paid. The Englishman
winced a little at the price but agreed
to meet the conditions, so Harvey
took his terrapin with him and cooked.
(Continued on ext Page.)
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Or
This Date 1303.
Special agent Frank Harris, of the
Santa Fe, is in town.
United States maTshal Ware has re-
turned to San Antonio. "
Chester Hunt, who" wasseverely hurt
in a bicycle fall, is recovering.
fOne hundred and forty-seven cars of
corn were transferred over the river
Commissioner . Osorno ;and secretary
Maillefert leave this evening for the
City of Mexico, T v-
Rev. Lam Chow ish in Chihuahua with
a view of going in business Ihere, so
thp Enterprise says.
Mrs. D. W. Reckhart is visiting with
her parents, Mr. and. Mrs. Jack Craw
ford, at Ft. Craig, N. M.
The police last night ran in 40
tramps whom they found scattered over
different parts of the city.
G. W, Winkler, of the Union, has,
gone to Chihuahua to workTas dispatch
er on the Mexican Central.
The mercury has been falling and
scored 23 above zero. Today the sun
is on duty and the growlers are, quiet
ing down. k I
The football hairad has reached El
Paso and the barber;, trade is corres
pondingly dull. The4re was no football
game yesterday on account o.f the
Rev. G. H. Morrison, the Christian
church minister, removed today from
405 North El Paso street to ilQ7 North
Campbell street. "
Whitelaw Reid,l the nominal editor
inchief of the New YorkTCribune, Is oc
cupying a private car oh this evening's
G. H. train. He is en route to Phoenix
for his health.
Dan Stuart has offered a 13,000
purse for Corbett and Fitzsimmons. Ha
wants the fight to take place in Feb
ruary or March, and Juarezes probably
the point he has selected. '"
Tells How to Win
1 A Husband
man, but they go back to their wlvesj
just the same.
The husbands and wives are not the
ones who suffer; it is the- foolish girls
who receive the married men's atten
tions who pay the penalty.
Remember this, girls. You will never;
get married if you allow married men.
to be attentive to you.
No man who amounts to anything:
would be foolish enough to marry a
girl whom he so plainly could not
No man wants his wife to be smarter
than he is himself, and though many
wives know more than their husbands,
they carefully conceal the fact if thfcy
have any sense.
It isn't always the -girl with the most
beaux who makes the best -match.
"Whew ji Msa Marries.
Men will rurafter a girl because she
amuses them, and they -find a certain
stimulus and excitement In her society.
But, when it comes to the solemn
question of marriage,, they look for
more solid qualities.
That's the reason people so often
wonder at a man's selection of a wife.
"She's not at all the type of girl he
has always been attentive to," they
But he was not serious in his choice
of girls until it came to the wife ques
tion. Then he picked out-the kind of a girl
he wanted, not to play with, but for a
Men do not lose their heads on the
marriage question nearly as much as
they are popularlj supposed to do.