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Tuesday, D&eaiber 13, 1910.
EL PASO HERALD
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A Blisiness System
MAYOR KELLY says he hopes every department of the city will not take
up all the money appropriated for its use and he does not believe that it
will, but he has included enough in each department "for emergencies and,
if all the money is not spent in one department, it can then be used to advantage
tn others that need it, so that the grand total will suffice for all needs.
For instance, the fire department may be increased and probably will be,
during the year, which will require a little more money than that included in the
fire department fund, but unless there Is an epidemic or some sudden demand on
the fund of the health department, there should be a surplus there.
It is the idea of the mayor and the city councilmen that El Paso city should
be run just like a household or a business establishment. In the average house
hold, a given sum is figured upon each month or year for expenses and where a
saving is made in any particular item, there is money left over for something
else where it is needed. The good housewife and her husband usually set aside
a stipulated amount for general household expenses, so that it will certainly be
enough to meet all bills. If the meat allowance is not all taken up, it may be
used in the grocery allowance or the clothing allowance, but it all goes for the
fanny and where needed most.
That is the idea the dty officials are operating upon. They have set aside
what they believe each department will need and declare that every department
must keep within that limit, but they are going to try to cut below the amount
in every instance, and then if the money is needed in some other department whera
there is special stress, it will be available.
A business man operates upon the same principle. It is a business system
that the officials of the city have mapped out for their guidance and one that
deserves commendation if followed.
El Paso is getting fully as much as any other city in the country on the
amount of taxes paid into the municipal treasury, and much more than many
cities get on -a. larger average tax rate.
To those who believe in the Biblical injunction that "it is more blessed to
give than to receive" there will doubtless be plenty of empty stockings waiting
on Christmas, and fully as many willing to receive as there are ready to give. '
The head of the army is Wood, The Herald has remarked once before, but
now the head of the supreme court is White, and only recently the head of the
navy was Long. Quite a freakish government this of ours, eh?
And Mr. Taft up and presented us with a new consul down at Chihuahua
when nobody had said anything about needing a new one. Mr. Kenna was getting
along pretty well.
HB. FERGUSON, leader of the minority in the New Mexico constitutional
convention, is out in a long statement protesting at the adoption of the
9 New Mexico constitution by the voters of the territory. If he can find
so much fault with the constitution of New Mexico, let us hope that he does not
tackle that of Arizona, for the poor man would never get through that is if he
would be as fair and. impartial towards one as to the other.
Both constitutions are now completed. New Mexico's at least has the merit
that when once the officers are elected by the people, they will be left to attend
to their duties as they see them; Arizona's has not 'that recommendation. Under
the Arizona constitution, the voters, in the white heat of political excitement and
prejudice, have the right at any tiuie to turn a man out of office for going against
their will; he may follow the law, yet be disgraced and have his political honors
torn from him in an hour by the vote of an excited constituency. That is what
the recall amounts to especially when made applicable to the judiciary, the worst
possible feature that can be mentioned in the new constitution.
An example: A great corporation may have a case in court against a -municipality
and the judge may decide the -case upon the facts and in accordance with
the law, for the, corporationt Under the recall provision, the angered community
would at once have the right to strip his judicial cloak from his honest shoulders
and retire him, disgraced, to private life and such a thing would doubtless be
done. People are prone to excitement in matters in which they are closely in
terested and in many cases judges have been called upon to rule honestly and in
accord with the laws against the popular sentiment at the time. Disgrace would
Eurely have been the result under the recall system. Without it, the people, after
their passions had subsided, looked at the matter coolly and found that they had
not been betrayed.
Decisions of a judiciary character involving questions between great interests
are likewise liable to result in an injustice to an honest judge the more powerful
corporation, if it loses, summoning votes through its influence and its money,
sufficient to unseat the man who dared rule right and in accordance with the law.
The recall proviso tempts a judge to cater to public opinion rather than to
right and the law, and it is dangerous. If the people are not capable of electing
good officers in the first place, is their judgment to be trusted any more in the
recall of these men and the choosing of others? The voter is just as able to choose
the right man originally as he is to recall him and choose the right man as his
successor and it is an especially dangerous proposition to place the judiciary at
the mercy of whims and passions of popular sentiment Sentiment changes like
the wind; law does not. It is best to have a man who will obey the law even
if he rules against the people when necessary, than to have one who bows to
political exigencies and decides his cases as seems most popular at the time.
You may get something besides stung at the 'cross-the-river keno games; an
employe of one of them was taken away with smallpox the other day.
"The world is not going to ask HOW you got it, but HAVE you got it?" is
the way the politician puts it to the honest man in the play, "The Man of the
Hour." He is talking of money, of course. It is a big truth summed up in a little
sentence, a big truth and a very regretable one. A man may have been known to
be getting his money dishonestly a few years ago, but today if he still has it, he
is usually spoken of with respect. He is not asked how he got it, but is Tated
as one who has it, and a money standing usually has a foundation that passes
pretty well in the average community. It is really true that the incentive to
honesty does not appear to be so very large, but let us hope that the reward is
large somewhere, for an honest man ought to receive some recognition and the
public ought to prick its conscience until it comes to asking .a man HOW he got
his money rather than "have you got it?"
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THE frost upon the ground is lying;, the winds about the eaves are crying,
and winter batters at our portals, and brings a chill to gloomy mortals.
Outside, the world is sad and dreary; the tortured trees are wailing, weary;
but in'the kitchen all is gladness, there is no sign or winter sadness! Let winter
rave till it is dizzy for Mary Jane is getting busy!
Around the stove she makes a clatter; she stirs
BUCKWHEAT CAKES her good old luscious batter, and fusses with the
trusty skillet, and now with dope she'll deftly fill
it, and in a minute we'll bo eating her buckwheat
cakes, all records beating! O buckwheat cakes and maple syrup! Hand me my
lyre and hear me chirrup! O may their virtues vanish never! They brace a
man for high endeavor; they fill him with a noble ardor the more we have, we
eat the harder they fill us with a soothing vision of fragrant isles and fields
elysian, and all the world seems bright and joyous, and trifling ills-do not annoy
us. Had I the harp of Burns or Shelley I'd sing the rapture of man's belly when
to its depth the buckwheat passes, all soaked In Canada molasses!
Copyright, 1910, by George "ii&tvhrrtvv
THE PROPOSE OF
By Agnes G. Herbertson.
S YNTHIA had spread the contents
I of her jewel case out on the ta
S ble and was gazing at them con
templatively vhen -Wortley asanr
nounced. Her occupation and the flush
on her cheeks did not surprise Wortley,
though he paled a little. He knew ex
actly what had happened. As be had
come down the road he had seen Isaac
son leave the house and strike off in
the opposite direction with his usual
self-satisfied strut. Wortley had been
cognizant of the object of the million
aire's call on Cynthia, and he had
known that it was to take place this
morning. He was glart that he hd
not met the other man face to face- he
knew that he would have been bract by
a primitive instinct to raise his fist
and wipe the smug self-satisfaction off
the Jew's face.
To think that that man was to marry
O vn t li i 2L '
As he 'advanced into the room Cynthia
rose with a good deal of , confusion.
"Hullo, Johnny." she said.
"Hullo Cynthia," said Wortley. He
tried to make his tone as light as hers
had been, but the attempt was a failure.
He stared at the mass of trinkets on
the table. The topaz in a tiny tnm
ring winked back at him. He winced
otn tto Tind eriven the ring to Cyn
thia, on the day he went to college. He
had not learnt then wealth's power
and the humiliation of being poor.
Cvnthia saw his glance and colored
as she reseated herself. "Surprised to
find me at this kind of thing, aren t
you?" she said. "But I don't often
spend hours In the contemplation of my
tt pfl.fi tires "
"Oh, I quite understand," Wortley
said dryly; "I saw Isaacson coming
away from the house, and yesterdaS
an indiscreet person told me what was
likely to occur."
"Oh!" said Cynthia, a little coldly.
"You are comparing those scraps with
the Isaacson diamonds. I can under
stand the impulse or, rather, I can
detect it." Wortley said, rather nastily.
He rose from the couch on which he
had seated himself and wandered round
the room. On the mantleshelf was a
little Dresden figure, a shepherdess in
stiffly piquant robes. Cynthia watched
him take it up, and set it down, then set
it down again. The sight got on her
nerves, though she was not wont to be
thus easily ruffled. "Oh, do cease fid
dling!" she said.
Wortley set the figure down and
turned. "Of course, it is beastly mean
vof me," he burst out, "to come round
like this and rub the gilt off the gin
gerbread!! But, oh, hang it all, I hate
to think of this marriage of yours, Cyn
thia." Cynthia's young figure grew even
more rigid. "You are a dog in the man
ger kind of a person, that's what you
are!" she said angrily. "You don't
want to marry me yourself, yet when
I get a really good offer, make the con
quest of the season, so to speak, you
come round and try to prove to me "
"That marriage with Isaacson will
not be all poetry? Yes, I think I could
prove that easily enough," said Wort
ley. But his face was even paler and
he had not been easy under the lash of
Cynthia bent back, suddenly smiling,
purringly content, triumphant. "I shall
have," she began, " a house in Park
"With Isaacson in it!" retorted
Wortley. He was still standing by the
mantleshelf, and his anger couio. not
bring color into his face.
"Of course, why not?" said she
haughtily. She proceeded with her enu
meration of her future joys. "I shall
have a shootingbox in Scotland "
She paused a moment, but Wortley
was silent. He knew and she knew
that Isaacson was a .wretched shot.
Wortley was an excellent one, there
fore he said nothing.
Cynthia grew a little pink; the ai
lence was more eloquent than any
words could have been; but she went
on bravely. "He he has a yacht, too
and well, you know, Johnny, how
fond I am of the sea.' Her voice trem
bled a little. "I've always wanted to
travel, too and I shall be able to do
all that now."
"You are envious of me, that's what
it is." said Cynthia, half-heartedly,
"when you think of the full, beautiful
life I shall lead!"
"Ah!" said Wortley. He gave him
self a little shake. "You are seeing the
poetry of it all, Cynthia. And I, be
cause because I have known you all
my life, and have always been keen
about you, have always desired jrour
happiness, I I see the prose. What is
the proso of it "
Cynthia turned her face from him.
"Neea we go into that? It it is so
unnecessary," shs said in a low voice.
"Unnecessary? Well, perhaps some
people might think so; but I care for
you, Cynthia, so l am going to do
mean, do another man a nasty turn,
and force you to face the truth. You
have been romancing about the beauty
of your future, the full vivid life, the
exquisite clothes, beautiful scenes, the
wonders of travel, the fascinationr
and it is a very real one of wonderful
stones. But what is the prose of it all?
The prose of it is that you are going to
marry a man not of your own race
(well, perhaps that does nqt matter so
much) but a man who has made his
monejr by means, to say the least of It.
doubtful, a man who is not personally
attractive to you, a man whom you
neither love nor respect for the sak
of what he will give you?"
Wortley was still standing at a dis
tance from her, his voice vibrant, eager,
charged with feeling, rang through the
room. There was an accent of disgust
in the last pungent phrases, and the
man's tones were not steady.
Cynthia ought to have winced under
his accusations, but she appeared en
tirely unembarrassed. Her eyes were
merely a little wistful, a little ex
pressive of a half doubting regret as
she answered him steadily. "The fun
ny part of the whole business is that
I am not going to marry Mr. Isaacson!"
"What?" cried Wortley. His voice
rose almost in a shout. He stared at
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her with incredulous eyes.
! -t--ll 50V?"
"I am not going- to marry Mr. Isaac
son," repeated Cynthia. Her mouth
had now a hint of demureness. She
faced Wortley. "You do take things
for granted so, Johnny, I said No to
Wortley stood for a moment, stupid
"B am not quite sure even now," said
Cynthia, her voice shaking, "that I do
not regret ray decision."
"Wortley strode across the room. He
laid a hand on her shoulder. "Cynthia,
you are not jesting?"
"Certainly not, Johnny." She wrig
gled under his tight clutch. "But I
have been jesting the whole way along.
You were so sure, and I I had to laugh
or cry." ,
"Wortley took the, little topaz ring
out of the jewel cae: and it still seem
ed to be winking at him derisively,
and It winked again in his hand, be
cause his hand was not steady. He
said hurriedly: "Still hankering after
the pretty frocks, and pretty views,
and pretty stones, Cynthia?"
"No," said Cynthia. "I don't call
those things the poetry of life, really."
"And what do you call the poetry of
Cynthia hesitated. '"All that I should
have missed had I married Mr. Isaac
son. I mean Love, Johnny."
"Wortley's head went round. For one
beautiful moment he forgot his poverty.
"Oh, Cynthia, I could give you that,
if nothing else!" Then he caught him
self up. "I am so beastly poor, Cyn
thia you must forget what I have
said " !
"But, I don't mean to forget it!" cried
Cynthia, half crying. "Oh, Johnny,
don't you see ?"
It is to be supposed that Wortlej
did see. The topaz ring had to be en
larged to serve as an engagement ring.
It had a poetry of its own.
From The Herald Oi
This Bate 1603.
tTT- H- Tu"le. is confined to his room
with cold and fever. -
Herbert J. Bishop left today on a
visit to San Antonio.
Maj. A. C. Braxton, of Ojo Caliente,
has been Up to purchase supplies.
Buchanan went down to San
this afternoon on a hunting
The Las Cruces football team arrived
this noon for a game with the Fort
Conductor McHugh, of Santa Fe, ex
changed runs yesterday with conduc
Dan Parks leaves for Los Angeles,
wehere he takes a position with the
Dr. Roberson, of Canada, who has
been visiting with S. N. Sanford's
folks, returned north today.
The addition to the Sisters' hospital
is practically completed and gircs the
hos pltal most excellent facilities.
A rambunctious oil stove this after-
noon' set fire to tliP -w-nll?: rf tho rnnm
of R. H. Cooke. 309 Chihuahua street
The St. Clement parish women will
hold a bazaar next Wednesday in the
old shooting gallery on San Antonio
In the prize fight litigation, "Aus
tralian Blly" Smith, one of Sharkey's
trainers detailed his work in preparing
Sharkey for the ring.
Married, at the home of the bride's
mother on East Overland street, Thurs
day, December 10, . Thoirfas Quinn to
Lorena Landgren, by Rev. A. Hoff
man. A trainload of cattle came over this
morning for Mr. Peters who will have
another trainload in the morning. On
Wednesday, two trainloads come over
for the Fenchler Bros.
The street railway company is
breaking in a lot of new mules and
the Mexican drivers are having a fine
time of it. One Aztec stands in the
center of the platform holdng the reins
while there is a compadre on each side
of him hanging on for dear life. It is
an animated picture, especially when
the mule tries "six ways for Sunday."
EL PASO NEVER FORGOTTEN
BY A OXE-TIME RESIDENT
The following letter from one who
was for many years a resident and pio
neer of El Paso and the lower valley,
to his old friend, county commissioner
James Clifford, shows that the remem
brance of the beauties and the attrac
tions of El Paso and vicinity are sel
dom, if eer, forgotten by tnose.Who
have been Identified therewith, no mat
ter how strong and pleasant are the
surroundings attached to othe places.
The tenor of the letter would lead ojie
to presume that a visit back to the old
place Is about to be consummated, and
no doubt should such occur, the friends
of Ihe old gentlemen, and they are le
gion, would make the visit a memora
Mr. James Clifford, El Paso, Texas.
November 15, 1910.
San Franciso by the sea.
When ocean winds are blowing
And down the tears are flowing
From my fog-bleared eyes,
I 'then ah! can you wonder,
In reminiscence ponder,
El Paso's sun-bright skies.
Though here old Boreas bellows
As philosophers all tell us
Emits a nerve-soothing air.
Yet of that at times forgetful
As of El Paso's climate fretful,
I wish myself, not here, but there.
Thos. C. Fitzpatrick.
The Eogieman Is Overworked In
Political Campaigns In England Frederic
American Money Menace and Irish Dictatorship Scare Ex-
MERICAN dollars" and "Irish
dictators" were the tags at
tached to the twin Tory bo
gies brought out to frighten the Eng
lish voters in the campaign just ended.
The Conservatives mark well the
word solemnly told the people of Engr
land that American millionaires had
contributed their corrupt coin to the
coffers of the wicked Irish Nationalists
in order that John Redmond might rule
the British nation. The American dol
lar bogie was not the exclusive prop
erty of the Irresponsible street corner
orator. It was used by Arthur James
Balfour, sometime premier of the Brit
ish cabinet and the universally accepted
leader of the Conservative party. Mr.
Balfour pointed out that whereas it was
wicked for Parnell to attempt to in-
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of America, three decades ago, it was
infinitely more wicked now that John
Redmond, "the black angel of this po
litical drama" had got himself financed
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iirS of the Citea's,ateV.Those !
by the outrageously corrupt million
aim and purpose was to overthrow and
destroy the English nation.
Must Kave a Bogleman.
The Tory party in England appar
ently cannot conduct a campaign with-
uuu u, uogieman. x.ast January it was revenues are daily and ''hourly enhanc
the German war scare, in December It J ed from the profitable operation of New
is the American dollar. There is. in I York hotels nnri roann tv-,i
very truth, most excellent reason for
this. A Tory, and this Is not limited in
application to an English Tory, is de
voted to the status quo. He believes in
things as they are. He wants to let
well enough alone. He subscribes to
the doctrines of laissez faire. He is
usually perfectly content with the pres
ent, looking with fond and almost re
gretful recollection to the good old
times of the past and contemplating
with fear and trembling the dangers
and the pitfalls of the future. A Radi
cal, and this is not limited in applica
tion only to British Radicals, has few
regrets for the past, and is generally
complaining of the present, confident
that only the future is able to cure his
ills and ailments.
Therefore, when a change is suggest
ed, or is made possible, your Tory,
fearing the future, naturally seeks to
frighten the people by depicting the
horrors and the dangers of any inter
ference with the conditions of things.
Your Radical, on the other hand, paints
glowing pictures of what the change
will do for men, and often uses colors
utterly impossible of realization. And
hence Tory politics in its worst aspect
gives rise to senseless bogles, and Rad
ical politics in its most shameful
depths breeds the demagog.
It is, perhaps, curious that Mr. Bal
four, a Tory of Tories, and a statesman
1abilIly' should in one. campaign
shake the bogie of American dollars-
before the people's eyes, and at the
same time declare for a direct referen
dum. In England, as a matter of course, the
Radicals had to tear down the Tory bo
gies with as much earnestness and
solemnity as they were accorded by the
OnnOSitlon. Tn tVl f ifKt -ntnryt-y, ry -lOtrt
i the German war scare had so much of
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cult for the Liberals to pooh-pooh it as
a mere bogie. In fact, they had to ad
mit the gravity of the situation and to
claim that thej- were quite willing and
as able as the opposition to take care
of British interests in the face of the
But not so with the American dollar.
One of the first things discovered was
that a great proportion of the funds
John Redmond had collected on the
American side of the Atlantic was sub
scribed in Canada, and that sir Wilfred
Laurie prime minister of the loyal Do-
Ela Whjejg WilcOX ON A HAPPY HOME
UST what is a happy home?
This question. It seems to me, can
be answered in one sentence; It is
a home--governed by unselfish love.
There is only one sin In the world-
and that is selfishness.
Eliminate 'that from the human heart
and the earth would be an Eden.
Eliminate it from a home and the
home is a miniature heaven.
A man thinks he loves his wife and
children because he works hard for
their support. But if he constantly
reminds them of the expense they are j loves himself last and considers the
to him and seems to begrudge every . others first; where the irritable word
dollar paid out to maintain the house, is restrained and the .affectionate
he spoils the happiness of that home I thought given utterance and vhere
by selfish thoughtlessness. each Is glad in laboring for the other's
i.i T,Tln EI"S' i k comfort and relieving the other's cares.
Thoughtlessness and selfishness are i believe there are manv of these
twins. Forgetfulness is the offspring homes in our beautiful world and I re-
of selfishness. The father and mother j jDfce m knowing a few such Codv-
who forget than they were ever young, right, 1910, but thfe New York Evenin
and who expect their children to settle Journal Publishinir comnanv
down to the habits of middle age in
their teens, ruinthe home as a place
of happiness for the familj-.
It is Impossible for the expanding
nature of youth to be satisfied with
uneventful days as for steam to remain
peaceful in a closed vessel. It must es
cope somehow, some way. If not by
natural egress, then It produces an ,
explosion. It was the inconsiderate i
parent who caused rope ladders to be .
Children are not consulted before
being brought Into life. Something Is
due them afterward to make up for the I
"Vet. for their own sakes, much should
be expected of them also. In the most
icVal homes I have ever seer the chil-
dren were maids of hoaor and pagec,
always ready to wait upon kinguather
and queen Mother. I navj onsen e-i inut
such children live an.1 rospeCw their j
parents far more than those who are
waited upon by their elders.
Nothing is more ruinous to a child's
happiness in life than to allow it to j
rule at home. It finds neither friend
nor comrade, wife nor husband, ready
to give it the same sort of servitude i
and is consequently wretched.
Love Rules the Home.
A happy home does not result from a j
large income. A large amount of love, j
plenty of good sense, and a very, little
money, will make a happy household.
In a home where the husband be-
comes simply the father and thinks of j
his wife only as the mother of his chil-
dren and of secondary consideration
happiness does not dwell.
However dear her children may be to
her, no woman is satisfied to have her
personality lost in them, and to be ig
nored save as a mother.
Children seem to be a natural and
necessary part of every home, and yet
some of the happiest homes I know are
those which consist of only two peo
ple, and where these two are one in
their mutual regard for otiher people's
Children ought to be bonds, of union
minion, had headed the list of Canadian
subscriptions. When setting up their
argument for a protective tariff with
colonial preference, the Conservative
orators had referred to the Canadians
as their loyal kith and kin. Now they
were, by inference, denouncing them
as corrupt enemies of the constitution
and the king.
Lloyd-George Wants to Know.
That was not all. Mr. Lloyd-George,
with some Impertinence and a great
deal more pertinence, "asked to know"
since when the noble families of Eng
land nad learned to despise American
dollars. He pointed out that many a
noble house of the ancient realm was
propped and buttressed by American
dollars dollars from the vaults of
Auiau millionaires carried across
the water hen an American heiress I
i mJ,rrl-rt ; TTTo-l?ch nnMo
duke whose divorced wife was the
daughter of a great New York million
aire, and whose money is still the
duke's, complained that Mr. TTInvrf-
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U..B.UUU i oouiufi mat uucsliuu.
Winston Churchill, whose 'mother was
an American, and whose father was of
the house of Marlborough, asked what
about Waldorf Astor, the son of an
expatriated American millionaire whose
dorf Astor at that time was a candi-
riaie of the Conservative party for par
Radical newspapers printed lists of
eminent Conservatists and nobles who
had married American heiresses, show
ing that not less than a quarter of bil
lion dollars had bene absorbed by the
English nobility from American bank
accounts by .the expedient of matrimo
ny. The largest estimate placed upon
Mr. Redmond's American collection
was aout $250,000.
Irish Dictatorship Bogle.
The Irish dictatorship also was work
ed overtime as a campaign bogie. The
result of the January' election left the
Asquith government in power as the
beneficiary of a coalition majority in
the house of commons. The T-ish Na
tionalists possessed the balance of
power, and at any time had the means
of overthrowing the government. Thu
John Redmond, the Irish leader,
became the dictator of the commons.
In view ' of the fact that such a con
dition of affairs always is possibls .s
long as Ireland has representation in
the united parliament, it sterns odd
that those Englishmen who most re
sent and fear Irish domination should
so strenuously oppose the efforts of
the Irish to get out tf t British j ar
liament and to set up thi'r ovn legitla
iire in Duri'u.
All was not peaceful in Ireland. All 1
, never has been peaceful in Ireland, and
probably never will be. The passage
of the veto bill would make possible
Irish home rule, and that would mean
the domination of Ireland by the Ro- j
man -Catholic element. The men of i
1 Ulster, and Orancemen all over Irelan'd.
were stricken with fear and held meet-
ings to declare they would resist with
armed force the decrees of any Dublin
government. They swore never to pay
taxes imposed by a home rule regime
and sent over to England . pitifully
worded appeals to be .saved from their
reighbors who sang the "Wearing of
On, the other side, although not so
prominently, the demagog plied his
trade. Kier Hardie, leader of the
Radical-Socialist-Labor party, demand -
ed that the government immediately
procure the reversal of th Osbnme
judgment so that labor members in par-
Hament might be. paid from the funds
of the trades unions. He repudiated the
promises of the government to
between their parents, but they often
J prove to be apples of discord Instead of
J iruits or lave.
I have seen the devoted husband be
come neglectful, and I have' seen the
neglectful husband grow, devoted after
the arrival pf an heir to' his name. Yet
I fear the first result is more frvmfTitiv
result is more freauentlv
met with than the second.
A happj- home, whether it consists of
two or twelve members, is one where
love presides at the board and watch
. over the couches! whpra vi n,
e a trice Fairfax
IKNCrw a wise woman who begins
her Christmas shopping early in the
Later in the season, when other wo-
men are rushing about In a mad flurrv
of indecision, he sits calmly by and
rejoices in her forethought.
The shops are already full of lovely
Christmas novelties, so you can't com-
plain that there is no choice,
Make a list of those to whom you ex-
pect to make presents,
Carry it in your bag.
and every time
you go to the shops try and make one
You will avoid the crowd and rush,
will have more time to choose, and will
receive better service.
Remember that the time coming it
the hardest time of the year on the
shop people, and be merciful.
Don't be unreasonable and impatient
with the salesman or saleswoman who
waits upon you.
The Shop Girl' Trials.
You are one of a thousand daily
customers, and the person making the
sale is expected to be polite and oblig-
ing to every customer.
Every woman who makes even the
smallest purchase expects as much in
dividual attention and Interest as
though she were buying a piano.
A saleswoman who is uniformly cour
teous once said to me wearily:
"When I go home at night I feel as
though I had to wash the smile off my
face, It has become so fixed."
The people behind the counters growt
to uriderstanci hnmnn nafnre nrI tVinv .
- -" --..-- ..... v. ...t ...vr
j know at-once the woman who, with no
intention of making a purchase, asks to
How'd you like t' have a mother-in-law
that's a aviator an' liable t' drop in
on you any time? It's th' trimmin's that
cost whether itTs a tourin' car er a wo
through a bill providing for the pay
ment of all members from the publia
treasury. Yet, it must be owned, that
the efforts of demagogs of this char
acter were in every way harmful and
in no way beneficial to the Liberal
And the Suffragettes.
And last, but far from least, there
were the suffragettes. Neither party
in Britain is united either in support or
opposition oi tne plan to grant votes for
women. But the Liberals, being in
power, came in for the lion's share of
the enmity of the suffragetles and their
male allies. The ministers of the
crown were violently assaulted by mobs
of infuriated women, vMr. A3quiths
nouse was stoned, Mr. Birrell was pain-
full injured in a suffragist riot.
Winston Churchill was the target for
scores of ancient eggs and venerable
cabages, and other Liberal "speakers
were forced to receive in this fashion
the arguments of the women who want
eu lo vote, arguments tnat they wero
unable to answer e4ther in kind of oth
erwise on account of the many diffi
culties of the political situation!
Politics in England is characterized
by many lively and entertaining fea
turse which are practically unknown
in the more subdued and orderly re
public of the United States.
Tomorrow A Contrast in Constitu
tions. HE FERGOTI
By Hallie Irene Herriott.
! awsy! I jes clean fergot
j -nnstmas "nis so clost, and what
aes me feel so disgusted like
Is cause I wanted that new bike;
! ain't, been good, I know I ain't '
J iht I hadn't smeared that paint
j Over Mr. Kobson's cow;
' Gee! but ws all hed a row.v
J A-course I knew I ougter not
j But somehow I jes clean fergot!
Tes sir- x Jes clean fergot
Christmas wus so clost and what
' 'ni make things worser, I can see
Is w'neE Pa- really locates me.
J An all this time I been a-brasririn'
'Bout Santa bringing me that wagin.
I Trisht with all my might and main
I hedr.'t licked Bub Smith again.
A-course I knew I oughter not
But somehow I jes clean fergot!
So now when Christmas ee gets roun
An' Santa comes a-cllmbin down
He'll find that Tm right there a-watin
To do a little explanatin'.
I'll own ud that I understood
A feller should be mighty good -But
I'm goin tell him on the spot
The truth wus I jes clean fergot!
RIGHT KIND OF PUBLICITY.
From Marathon (Texas) Hustler.
wake them up and get a little more
i DUblicitv. Wsit till aro hit !- hrr
gusher in our new oil well.
NOT FOR DIAZ.
From Alpine cxexas) Guide.
If we were a. Mexican we would be
a revolutionist; not because Porfirio
Diaz isn't the best man for president,
but because we are opposed to an auto
cratic form of government.
Enrtfeoualic in California.
Santa Clara, Cal., Dec.' 13. An earth
quake w-a recorded by ttoe seismograph
at Santa Clara college at 9:2S oclock
yesterday morning-. The direction was
south by southwest
Says Do Your Xmas
have a dozen boxes hauled down oi
gowns brought out.
"Well, yes," she finally murmurs
j vaguely, "these are very nice. I'll de
cide later and let you know."
You expect courtesy from the sales
people; they have equal right to expect
it from you.
At the least impatience on their part,
the customer is ready to fly to the floor
walker or manager with a complaint.
How much impatience do you think
the salespeople have to bear? and thev
j have no one to whom they an make
R?member, that from morning until
night during the next few weeks they
will be working to the limit of their
By courtesy and quick decision you
can help them most wonderfully.
If you leave your shopping until the
last minute, you will be flurried and
nervous and will probably end by buy
ing things that don't half satisfy you.
The shop people are anxious and will
ing to please: they want you to be well
served, and they are ready for you now.
You can help them and yourselves by
doing your Christmas shopping early
and sanely. Instead of in a mad rush.
If you wait until the salespeople are
worn out mentally and physically it
stands to reason that they cannot show
the same interest in your purchases as
now. when they are fresh and rested.
Make a list of your friends and the
gifts that seem annronriate for each
and then, to make use of a term which
thmxrh it- Tno-t. li noiUi "K.iji t
W1VHA.5, ifr ilJ VW VfU.-t&tU 1 UlUIiUllCT. JO
nevertheless sound advice, "Go early
and avoid the rush