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Saturday, Dee. 31, 1910.
EL PASO HERAUD
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tEW YEAR 1911 receives a-joyous-'welcome. The new year will see the
lte actual fruition of many of our long cherished hopes. Chief among these,
the beginning of actual construction on the Elephant Butte cam will give
1911 its secure place in the history of the southwest. The year should show
very substantial progress in the big irrigation project. Locally, the almost certain
erection of a great modern hotel will mark the year. For the territories, the
working out of statehood problems will claim public interest, while there will
surely be a revival in mining and a period of extensive new railroad construction.
The year just closed has been a time of readjustments, of casting up accounts
and inaugurating- new plans. No year in the previous history "of El Paso ever
brought so much new building activity, s& much optimistic business expansion, so
much investment, in new enterprises. At a time when the country at large has
been progressing at a slower -pace, and the chief industries' of bur neighbors have
been seriously interfered with, El Paso has gone ahead" with astounding vigor and
determination, and has transformed herself, taking her place riowamong-the135
largest cities in the United States, and establishingVherself moire firmly than
ever as the undisputed southwestern metropolis. -
The year 1910 was a.year of great achievement; t911-is.the year of great
promise. It rests mainly with ourselves whetheriwe shall, take bestadvantage
of our boundless opportunities. "Without regrets or a lingering 'look, 4olcT1 910
is waved away as faces smile forward to volume 1911 of the prophet's favorite
A Happy Hew Year to all.
afe Young, tfie newsenator ffoi
esting or exciting as the newspaper office 15 minutes before press time.
El Paso may go to Deming to take lessons in pumping for irrigation. Some
of the farmers in that vicinity are also
distributing water lessons that this valley will- have to learn 'sooner or later.
To use too much water is detrimental to both crops and soil, and it is immoral
because it robs the neighbors who might be getting some good out of it.
Another big dynamite explosion in Los Angeles, and still the menjwho blew
up the building and the plant of the Los Angeles Times killing a score of employes
have never yet been arrested. ;
Two of the cleanest cities in America are Havana, Cuba, and the City of
Mexico. This fact "will be attested by any traveler, though it wiUfjbe read with
surprise by many who consider themselves well informed. It can be said of a
number of-Spanish-American cities that they are cleaner, better policed, and better
lighted than American cities of the same size.
A government geologist predicts that in 1,000,000 years the earth will become
so cold that everybody will freeze to death. The end will come much sooner than
that we should say in about seven years and four months, if the price of coal
continues to go up as it has been doing recently.
The Socialist party at Artesia, K. M., declared by resolution its opposition to
the new state constitution on the ground that "it omits the initiative, referendum,
recall and similar principles of socialism for which the Socialist party has long
contended." It doesn't do any harm occasionally to call attention to the source
of these innovations.
General Business In 1910'
AS Br-adstreet's reviews the past year, in near perspective, it 'was a series of
rather disappointing episodes in American trade, finance, and industry.
True, it was a period of immense agricultural effort, crowned with notable
success, in some instances, as regards quantity, and of record outputs in many
lines of manufacture. It witnessed the floating of large new issues of securities,
while at the same time it saw a volume of financial liquidation which in other
years might have caused convulsion. It witnessed a vast expansion of banking
transactions, record totals of loans and deposits and close to record bank clearings,
and yet fewer failures than in either of the two preceding years, although the
volume of failure damage was above the normal, being exceeded only in years
of vital stress. - -
But on the other hand it was a year of agitation, of attempts to work out
politico-economic problems, of declines in quotations of securities, of inflation and,
later, of unsettlement and finally of weakness in many commodity prices, of in
dustrial unrest and curtailment, of repression in consumptive demand, of numerous
strikes, of political--overturn approaching the proportions of a landslide, and of
changes in long established channels of domestic and foreign trade.
In assigning causes for the disturbed conditions, first place will probably have
to be accorded to prevailing high levels of all prices, whether of securities or of
commodities. The first invited attack because of extravagant manipulation be
fore the year began, while the height to which commodity prices rose in the
opening months of the year constituted a burden which gave rise to bitter agitation
and resulted ultimately in far-reaching effects, primarily upon consumption, thence
upon output and finally upon profits. "In the latter respect," says Bradstreet's,
"there will probably be little dissent from the statement that an immense business
was done at a small, in some instances disappearing, margin."
In abolishing the fee system of compensating public officers, New Mexico in
her new constitution has set up a model for every other state of the union to fol
low. The fee system has mighty little merit in the smallest and least populous
counties, but it has none at all in the full grown ones or in cities. The public offi
cer is entitled to a fair wage for his work, and compensation ought to stop with
that and not be adjusted in such a way as to become a gouge upon the public.
Some of the Republican papers in New Mexico are balancing up the prospec
tive loss of 600,000 acres along the eastern border of the new state, claimed by
New Mexico but promised by president Taft to Texas, by directing attention to
the fact that several thousand Democratic votes will thus -be cut out .of the new
state. The philosophic theory of compensation is one of the most beautiful scienti
fic systems of consolation ever devised.
A demonstration farm in this valley is a necessity, anl.it is;fnottoo early to
start it right now in order that the new settlers may "have the benefit of the ex
periments. ' '
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JNCLwalt's Denatured Poem
I 2s OLDEN" times the bill collector -was masculine and loud of tongue, and he
would bullyrag and hector until our nerves were all unstrung. His impudence
was often ghastly, and when we kicked him from our door, he worried us, and
swore. Collection da.y was then a terror, and when it came we'd groan and sigh,
and walk the floor, or tear our hair or go looking for a
BILL place to die. But times have changed; the world'grows bet-
COLLECTORS ter! For now a maiden, fair and bright, comes down upon
the smiling debtor, and he eoughs up with great delight!
The girl collector doesn't bluster or threaten suits by lawyer folk; no man's so
cheap that he'd disgust her by telling her that he is broke. So paying bi.ls becomes
a pleasure; I like to see the girls come in; I hand them, in a bushel measure, the
good old scads that make them grin. O woman some old bard hath said it she
fills with happiness man's cup! I stand off clerks and strain my credit, just for
the joy of paying up!
Copyright, l&io. by Georg aisttvw-ffw
Success Talks To
OLTJMBUS rode a hobby fromVl "! When he made this proclama
nonrf to noiirt until h fm,nd Hon in 1S76 it was thought that poor
two Jews, Louis De Santangel
and Gabriel Sanchez, enormously rich
merchants, who supplied the funds
needed to fit out his caravals.
Morse, when riding his hobby, the
telegraph, a congressman in Washia
ton laughed at him as "an old fool"
who wanted him to help him get a
bill through congress so as to stretch
a wire from Baltimore to Washington
so that one fool over in Baitimoie
could talk to some other fool over in
When a little more than a hundred
vMrc a Tfnhorf T?i,itnn loonA.i ",i c
"Clermont" on the Hudson, thousands
of people lined the shores to witne&s
wh?t they considered his "folly.'
When a little more than a hundred
years ago Oliver Evans predicted that
the time would soon come when the
the high pressure locomotive would
enable people who had breakfasted in
Washington to take supper In New
York, 200 miles away, nearly every
body regarded that prediction as evi
dence of the intellectual breakdown of
a brilliant mind.
George Stephenson, father of the
mJitc-n-L- svstom ivns hnrJcArprt hfifnrp
a meeting of the house of commons In j hobby of the tariff, became the fore
ao25. It was hinted that he was mad. most authority of the subject and the
One of the most eminent scientists of
tne ume ceciarea tnat it was pre
posterous in the extreme to hold out
a prospect that the locomotive could
travel twice as fast as a stage coach."
People declared that Stephenson would
set the wheat fields on fire with his
steam engine, and would put the
coach makers out of business.
T2opernicus was- called crazy when
he said that the earth moved round
the sun, and his book on the revolu
tion of the heavenly bodies was pro
hibited. Gallileo, compelled to abjure
his hobby, still muttered under his
breath, "The earth moves all the
same." v "
Franklin rode his hobby, electricity,'
and when peopje sneered, "Of whatj
use -is itr he replied, WJiat s the use J
of a boy? He may become a man." i
Graham Bell's hobby was to make 1
the human voice be heard over 'a
By Henri Barbusse.
WHEN you are perfectly happy
now?" again asked Maximil
ian. "Yes," "replied Charles.
It was still light in the garden, but
in the room where the two friends
were sitting after many years' separa
tion, it was beginning to grow dark.
They were sitting opposite each
other; the one who lived there, calm
and contented, the other who had come
from afar, thoughtful and melancholy.
It was Maximilian who had brokeD
the silence. Charles continued
"Yes, I am quite happy. My health!
Is perfect. I have an excellent wife, j
whom you already know, pretty chil-1
dren as you will soon see, and my
business is good. Have I told you that f
I now employ five hundred men? But J
it was not always like this," he ended
with a sigh.
"No I know, there was that Italian
"Alba? Yes, she led me a merry
dance. My God, what a hell on earth!
I have really earned my right to be
happy. But what of your affairs?"
"Oh, there is not much to tell. My
practice and my books are my only in
terest in life."
"I know. You are quite famous as
an authority on hypnotism, but there
must be more to tell."
"No, the rest Is too tedious. My life
is one grey monotony."
"Poor old fellow," said Charles, as he
stood up. "I must walk through the
factory now. I always do before we
stop working every day. Jamine will
be with you presently."
A few moments after he had left
Jamine entered. In the dim light she
looked as if the years had not changed
her at all. When she came closer he
saw that she -looked a little more
matronly, but her face was calm and
The maid brought the lamp.
"I am so glad to see you Maximilian.
How kind the years have been to you."
She sat down and chatted in her old
childlike confidential manner, which
brought back the days when he was in
love with her. She see'med so perfectly
at ease that he felt at liberty to re
mind her of those days. She laughed.
"Yes, I remember," she said. "You
really were in love with poor little
me. You even proposed to me."
"That was long ago."
"Eighteen years," she said.
'Yes, just 18 years ago. You have a
It was the year before my marriage,
she explained. "Since then I remember
no more dates and have no history.
And you? Are you still interested in
hypnotism, and magnetism and all
"Yes, I am just the same," he said
with a smile. ..
"Tell me all about it: Can you really
prut people to sleep, when you want
"Yes, that is easy."
The door opened, and Charles re
turned. "Charles, Maximilian says he can put
us both to sleep, If he wants to. I
want him to hypnotize me after dinner,
and you too."
She was all taken up with her idea,
and after dinner she came "back to it.
"Charles," she said, "we will both be
hypnotized at the same time."
Her husband readily consented.
Maximilian began and in a few mo
ments had them both in' a trance. He
felt a little Uneasy in the presence of
these two apparently lifeless bodies
and was about to awaken them, when
Bell was crazy.
Erti;on Greatest Hobby Rider.
The greatest hobby rider of the age
is Edison. Among his many hobbles is
the phonograph. When he first be
gan to ride that hobby it refused to
j say "specia." It dropped the "S" and
saiu pecia. u.o proauce me musib
sound he needed something delicate
enough to receive impressions not
more than a millionth part of an inch
In depth, and yet rigid enough to
f -. otiv
carry tneneeaie P anja nn. a,
j reproducing the 'Jtions hich nad
i madp the impressions. The scientists i
told him there was no such substance
in existence. "Then we must produce
It," insisted Edison. They declared
that it could not be done, because the
qualities which he demanded were in
consistent and exclusive tof each other.
He declared it could be done, because
it must be done, and he did it but
! Edison worked IS hours a day for
seven months to secure that single
3IcKinley' Tariff Hobby.
When major William McKinley en
tered congress, president Hayes ad
vised hini to become a specialist and
i take ud the tariff. McKinley made a
j McKinley tariff bill made imam .uc-
KInley president of the United States'.
Pullman got a sleeping car noDDy
and when he began to ride it by turn
ing an abandoned car rnto sleeping
apartments, everybody laughed at
When Westinghojse came to Van
derbilt with his air-brake, the railroad
magnate informed him that "he hadn't
time to talk to fools."
The successful worker today is he
who singles out from the vast number
of possible employments some hobby
and rides it. The specialist dpes not
have to look for a job. the job is look
ing for him. Young's phrase, "Time
elaborately thrown away applies to
the man who attempts to know or do
everything. Have a hobby. Stand for
something. Be somebody. Dare to be
singular. Dare to be laughed at.
Daily Short Story
an idea struck him which he could not
"Are you reajly happy Charles," he
asked his friend.
A shadow passed across the features
of the hypnotized man, he seemed to
be suffering from a hideous nightmare,
his brows contracted and he replied:
Quite surprised the doctor bent over
him and asked:
"Why not? What do you miss?"
"I miss her Alba! I left her, but
she has never left me. I see her everv- f
wnere. i always feel her presence. I
hide her, but whenever I am alone she
tortures "me, wrings my heart and I
ask myself, if she really did love me
as much as she said."
The words came in gasps and Maxi
milian shuddering turned to the wo- j
man, jiupiiig 10 near tnat she at least
"Jamine," he asked, "tell me, are
.Her lips moved and she drew, a deep
"Alas, no!" she whispered.
Maximilian turned quite pale.
"And why are you not?"
"I love Maximilian and miss him
always. I loved him the vrv rfm.- t
sent him away and have never known !
a moment's happiness since then. But i
life must be lived. The others nro
happy. Charles Is the kindest of hus-j
bands, he must never know. And
then there are the children. I love my
children. I look at them and imitate
them, and sometimes I forget what
might have been, but I dread to be
alone with Charles. I am always
afraid he will find me out, and I know
it would kill him. He must not know.
She was silent tor a moment
"But there are the nights, the dread
ful nights, when I He awake. I see
Maximilian, but when I hold out my
arms towards him he glides away and
disappears. But tonight he was here.
I saw him, talked to him. but he was
calm. His love of me is dead. I shall
never be able to forget him now."
With wild eyes and trembling hands
Maximilian stood watching the suffer
ing woman, whose error had made his
life a barren desert. Then he collected
himself and called back to real life the
two beings whose souls he had read,
They opened their eyes and looked
about, all bewildered, then smiled;
thinking they had bp.pn unpnncxtnua
only a few seconds. Their amiable )
gaiety returned, they took up their,
parts and he cursed the idea which had
made him search their hearts. Here
he had thought himself in an asylum of
happiness among friends more fortun
ate than himself and in reality he was,
standing on the verge of an abyss
filled with dreadful ghosts of the
past. . . f
Stammering some excuse, he left
them, rushed into the dark night, back
into the great emptiness of his own
GERMAN VESSEL WILL NOT
TOUCH AT GALVESTON NOW.
Galveston, Texas, Dec 31. German
consul Otto Shiedt today received no
tice from the Washington embassy
that the German cruiser Hansa, which
was scheduled to visit Galveston Jan
uary 2, would not come. No reason
for the alteration of plans was given.
It is significant in view of the fact?
that Germany feels chagrinned that the1
American fleet, which recently visited
England, did not enter German wa
Home Manufacturers Barred From
Grand Rapids Furniture Show Frederic
Greatest Furniture Exposition Ever Held Is To Be Given in
Michigan Furniture Center Soon. x J
THE greatest furniture exposition home" advertisements which the love
ever known in the world will be lorn young man encounters on the
held earlv in the New Year at street, in the car, at his office and In
Grand Rapids. Michigan. In response ' his daily paper, has b(fcome a potent
to the invitation from the Grand I factor in making benedicts. Furnish
Rapids Furniture Manufacturing asso- . "is homes for young married couples
ciation, manufacturers from all over ; has become so prominent a feature in
the country will send their goods for ' the furniture business that a New York
display in the great buildings provided 1 association claims to report upon the
for the exposition. A mighty army of . matrimonial prospects of young men in
furniture buvers. not only from Amer- various parts of the city It receives a
furniture buyers, not only from
ica, but various other parts of the
world, will be In attendance to make
their selection for the next six months'
Formerly Grand Rapids was known
as the home of the sectional bookcase
Now it is developing Into not only the
largest furniture manufacturing city
of the world, but the largest center of
any one line of manufacturing trade.
With the possible exception of ine
Kimberly Diamond Mining plant there
is no other trade center on earth repre
senting such an enormous financial ex
penditure. It Is expected that the sales
of the prospective exposition will out
rank those of any trade exposition ever
held in the world. There are nearly
30G0 furniture manufacturers in Grand
Rapids. They produce everything in
furniture from the cheapest kitchen
chair to the costliest carved and up-
holstered salon furnishings. But not
one of these local manufacturers will
have goods on exhibition. The associa-
tion desires to bring the products of;
manufacturers to Grand Rapids
center of the earth. Buyers of the
Grand Rapids' product must visit the
factories to select their goods.
Exposition in Xew York.
The New York Furniture exchange
will also hold an exposition next
month which- will be second to Grand
Rapids in importance. In this connec-
tion must be mentioned the enormous
building now being constructed for
exposition purposes under the direction
of the New Y'ork Manufacturers ex-
change. This building will be devoted
to a permanent exhibit of the manufac
tures of the world, with special atten
tion to furniture. There already has
been $16,000,000 worth of furniture
pledged for exhibition after the build
ing is completed, which will probably
be about April 1. This will be the
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largest exniDicion , oi iurniture ever, """ "- -cituu niLli mumng water ny , through a severe conflagration
gathered under one roof. The January j touching a spring. After the bath the j Fire proof furniture is reallv ono of
exposition In New York will be held in Pressure of a. button turns it into an the most Important developments of
the Furniture Exchange room. It will ; extension table for the family break- modern manufacturer Each month "t
be attended by buyers from every part Iast. which by tne pressure of another ' increases in popular favor From the
of the country, most of whom deem it , sfr can be transformed into an up- j simple steel wire chairs and tables
absolutely essential to attend both the ' right piano during the day. until at with their combination of wooden seat
New York and Grand Rapids gathering, nteht it is again called into sen-Ice for i and top. used in restaurants and elf e
History In Furniture. its most important function as a , a decade ago. the list has increased un
The development of furniture Is an j sleeping place. As a final transforma-" til now practically every article used
interesting adjunct to the study of hu-j tion it was suggested that the article! in the home, office or library can be se
manity. The improvement of the home should be changed into a rosewood cof- cured in absolutely fireproof material,
marks the progress from savagery to j "n to serve the last needs of the owner. ! Some exquisite furniture in Iouis XVI.
civilization. In America the products i Furniture for BnsineMs. design is being constructed of heavily
of European civilization served as -the equipment of 'libraries and of- gilded steel. It is covered with elesrant
models for the earlier manufacturers f fices occupies an important place in satin which has been chemlcallv trat
of furniture. They seemed to make . furniture manufacture. The ever in- I od s. a tn n nCi .- ... .
nothing typical or distinctive until
the Mission product sprang Into pop
ular favor. While in a sense the Mis
sion products are u adaptation of the
early Spanish monastical designs, their
adontion for fpnera home use was
"purely an American conception, which
has been, and still continue, which
copied throughout the world. The Mis
sion furniture seems to have come to
stay despite some adverse criticism,
for while several new designs have
J been offered the sales for Mission fur
I niture have almost doubled durinsr the
j past two years. i
I There are new ideas in regard to
the finishing of the different woods.
Natural effects are now in favor. Fum-
ed oak instead of the black of the early
Mission furniture is being, generally
adopted. This gives a rich brown tinge
less somber than the other. Carcasian
walnut is the most expensive wood
now on the market- It is not unusual
to see bedroom sets offered for sale as
high as S3000. Much of this Circasian
walnut is veneer, because this process
brings out the grain of the wood. For
the manufacturer, however, the Circas-
ian walnut is little more expensive
than burled oak or solid manogany and
Its durability is not yet fully estab
lished. Furniture on Credit;
To the furniture trade, more than to
any other, must be ascribed the great
impetus given to the credit system
which has become so dominant a fea
ture of the commercial life of today.
It was furniture that was first sold on
monthly instalment 'plans and each
year develops new schemes for Increas
ing business by furnishing homes on
the credit basis.
The advertising manager is always
ready with an attractive proposition
that will appeal to the homeseeker. The
"Set married and let us furnish your
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of
This Date 1896.
Felix Martinez, of Las Vegas, is In
The Corralitos track is now laid 14
miles out of Juarez.
Kite flying is now the order of the
day on the south side.
Judge Magoffine and wife have re
turned from Santa Rosalia.
Dick Mulday, of Rincon. N. M., Is tak
ing in the sights of the city.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Conklin are visit
ing In Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mrs. T. S. Woodside and daughter re
turned from Albuquerque today.
Miss Meekins is in Austin attending a
meeting of teachers and principals.
W. B. Trull and family, or. tne Santa
Fe, have returned from California.
T. E. Peters, the stock man, has gone
to Kansas City to make a deal for 30,
Dr. Yandell has leased his new resi
dence to H. W. Allen. J. H. Harbeck
leaving today for the City of Mexico.
The dam at Selden is to be a weir,
the piling to be 20 feet long and to be
sheathed so as to form a coffer dam
impervious to water.
Miss Monagin, sister of Dr. A. J. Mon
agin, has returned to her home in
Michigan, after a short visit here. She
will apply for a position as teacher.
Mrs. J. M. Dean, assisted by Misses
Pansy Loomis, Emma "Ullman, Elsie
Haggart. Etta Jones. Lillian Newman
and Estella Jones, will receive friends
on New Year's day from 3 oclock in,
the afternoon until midnight.
The following have been elected of
ficers of the Baptist church: Superin-
tendent. G. P. Putnam; assistant and!
Triicfrnl fllrpptnr Stnnlpv "Rnvnnr trpas-1
musical director. Stanlej' Bevan; treas
urer, Dr. Thompson; secretary. I.ee
Holmes. The following church officers
have also been elected: Treasurer, Dr.
W. J. Jones; clerk, JEL H. Bishop.
tair percentage from the sales of fur
niture sold to persons whose names
have been furnished as candidates for
home making. To attract attention to
their goods, furniture stores sometimes
offer a substantial -present, generally a
bedroom suit, to a young couple who
wjll be married In a front store window
011 a certain day. For this event the
store is in exhibition order, a great re
ception follows the ceremony and hun
dreds of dollars worth of sales result
from the advertisement of the furni
ture presented to the young married
"Honse Beaullfnl" Displayed.
As furniture generally embraces all
kinds of house furnishings, Including
upholstery, a popular way of advertis
ing is to have model rooms furnished
for permanent exhibition. A "house
beautiful" is generally found in pvi-v
! large, uptodate furniture store. Goods
i ars displayed in this way to much bet-
ter advantage than in the salesroom
. J-here is no line of goods so per
' fstently before the inventor as house- j
hold furniture. Each month the patent
llst under this class is a long one.
j Among the novelties to be shown this
j year ar"e a combination set of table and
chairs, a bureau with drawers that can
Pen without having to be pulled out.
and several improved bookcases. The
increasing number- of flats and apart-
" requires ciose calculation as to
space, so the invention of furniture
that can be adapted to several uses' is
receiving more Da tents. noiVihfnntton
"ash stands, folding beds, &ofa beds,
2'' t1" an
adjustable beds are arrong tn-. mos
popular articles for patents.
So ingenious have some of these con
trivances become that at a manufac -
torhr,Sv.bhn?net, aJfeaI?T ffered'
foldfnl hpS th,?1" M Ta5 Dweller a
folding bed that could be transformed '
Info, o VoI, .ii. , .
, creasing number of public libraries
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constructed furniture which is con- ture on the ground that it is unat
stantly being improved in design. Du- tractive.
Ella Wheei Wilcox 0n WLat k"65 Real
HAT constitutes real happi
ness? Life has many avenues
for enjoyment; for amuse
ment; for passing pleasures.
But for real enduring happiness, we
must look to one place the home.
We may go out and enjoy the thea
ter; a visit with friends; an ocean
voyage; travel, and sightseeing. But
when we turn our footsteps homeward,
unless we find love and contentment
waiting at the threshold, and unless
they go with us from room to room,
and lie down with us in our beds, we
have not found the solitaire jewel
There are hundreds of successful
' men in the land, who give their families
j money, position and all the pleasures
which wealth and independence can
But they do not give them happiness;
because they do not give them com
panionship and sympathy.
A woman who was possessed of suf
ficient wealth to enable her to obtain
whatever she wished, and who was free
to so and come, and to entertain at
will, confessed to a friend that she was
a very lonely woman.
"My husband cares only for his busi
ness," she said; "or for his clubs. He
has lost all taste for quiet, domestic
joys. He does not know what to do if
he spends an evening at home. He has
not cultivated a taste for reading or
music; society bores him; so he goes to
his club; or he goes hunting; or he
1 seeks some inaccessible spot with a lot
! of men, and goes fishing when he
j wants a change. He gives me money
to oarrv out mv own desires: and he
thinks this is being a good husband. found; life, with all its sorrows and
He cannot understand that I am lonely cares and hardships, wears always
for his' companionship; and that I want) rainbow hues; and the most common
some of the oldtlme hours he gave me Place duties assume dignity; the most
when we were engaged, and when we i trivial pleasures become great joys,
were married; hours when he hurried to Such companionship Is worth soma
mv afrA n: mftn as h left his office, i
and when just to be with me and talk
of little personal things was a pleasure
to both of us. He became absorbed in t
business, and it drew him farther ana
farther away from me, and he felt that
the children filled my life: But the
children are now grown and have
pleasures of their own, and I am the
loneliest of women."
Surely this man cannot be called a
The Drifting Man.
If you are a young married man anq,
you find yourself drifting away from
the home pleasures and caring less and
less to be with your family, halt and
right about face.
Stop and think the matter over.
Where are you going and what are
you seeking that is better than the
things you are leaving behind?
There can be no keener anguish for
a woman who is passing out from the
green hilltops of youth into the valleys
of mature life than to feel that s.he is
passing alone without the close com
panionship of the man who chose her
from the whole world to be his com
When she sees him losing interest in
her society; when he shows satisfac
tion that she is entertained in some or
any way which enables him to find his
own distractions elsewhere; when he
goes out from his home with more ani
mation and seeming interest than he
enters it; when he expects money to
supply her with everything she needs,
and shows a restless discontent or irri-
tabllity when she wants him to be
with her. thes nr th mills whfoh nr
driven into the flesh of the loving wo-
man. as life crucifies her on the cross
of" marital disappointment-
Frequently the fault lies with the
- ft ffjl
Miss Germ Williams has been offered
a job as wart an mole editor of a Wo
man's Magazine. Miss Fawn Lippincut
says that jist, as soon as she gits a little
money saved up she gits a weddin' in
vitation. rability, convenience and attractiveness
are the prime requisites and the zenith
of all three seems almost achieved. In
office furniture the new desks have
feet which raise them several Inches
from the floor, which is a great sani
tary advantage. The flat top desk also
replaces the high roll top in popular
favor because it does not obstruct the
vision of the occupant. '
The new desks are wonderfully Inge
nious contrivances with cleverly con
structed drawers and sliding shelves
so arranged as to give the maximum
convenience in the minimum space.
Modern electric appliances also add to
their usefulness. Electric buttons' will
turn on a light, furnish a light for a
j cigar, or summon a clerk from an ad
Joining room. In library furniture
ular favor is divided between the solid
wood and the steel constructions. In
many new libraries steel stacks replace
1 th wrwr, hrtrtto,Qc "TlTf ?
sired' thes steel ss can be furnish
d with rolling doors which will close
nn th w .,. ZZZJT
V emu Vavc mem
fire. This furniture completely over-
woman; and all unconsciously to self.
nc uuui tne cross and le the way to
Calvary. Scores of women find them
selves at middle life out of step with
the husband of the youth.
They do not realize how they failed
to make any effort to lengthen their
own short steps to accommodate the
longer stride of the man; and only
when the man is far in advance and
the woman watches his receding figur.e
does she awaken to the lact that dis
tance has separated them, and that It Is
impossible for them to walk side by
side as of old.
Then she wonders and weeps and
blames destiny and her-husband. In
the beginning, the matter of happy
companionship in marriage depends
largely upon the woman. In the first
year, the husband (in America, at
least) is almost invariably more deep
ly in love than his -wife; and if she has
the tact and skill and the unselfishness
to study his tastes and to adapt herself
to his needs, she can keep herself close
ly in touch with him; and while she
enters into all his pleasures, and
makes herself necessary to him. she
can lead him into bypaths of her awn
choosing and help to develop new
tastes and new interests for him.
The Selfish Slaa.
It is only the exceptionally selfish
man who. seeing his wife take a vital
interest in whatever pleases him, doe3
not respond in some degree where her
proclivities lead. Once let a man and
woman make the determination to keep
step along life's pathways, and to re
main good comrades and lowers to the
eno. oi the road, the lost Paradise is re-
It is worth the exercise of self-restraint;
of self-denial; it is worth th
aeveiopment of the charity which over
looks little faults and forgives seventy
It Is worth your effort (busy man of
affairs though .you are) to give some
hours of each day, or of each week, to
showing your wife that -you really care
to be with her, and that you are not
sacrificing time which should be spent
otherwise, but consecrating time to
life's highest use. that of making hap
py those we love and those who love
There is no pleasure or satisfaction
to a refined woman in having her hus
band stay at home or 'take her out as a
duty. Unless he can make her feel
that it Is a pleasure to him to be with'
her he better remain away.
But many a man who imagines he
enjoys himself better elsewhere than
at home Is suffering from abnormal
tastes, acquired in pursuit of wealth.
He has grown to crave business con
versation, even when he is out of his
office, and to think and talk and dream
only of money making.
Were he to resolutely pull himself i
together and to realize all that his
state of mind endangers, he would be
able to feel the old pleasure in hisa
home and domestic and sooial rela
tions. And when a man knows, as every'
reasonable man must, that only by giv
ing of himself freely, affectionately
and spontaneously, can he make his
house a real home to his wife and chil
dren, surely he ought to feel that it is
the one avenue of true happiness fori
himself. Copyright. 1910, by American-
Journal-Examlner. Great Britain rights