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Saturday, September 2. 1911
EDITORIAL AND MAGAZINE PAGE
EL -PASO HERALD
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Assedatw ef Amencas Mygffeers
"ss jr AYOR KELLY'S administration deserves great credit for the work done on
I VI the Highland Park roadway. The grade has heen carefully established,.
the tracks of the electric railway have heen adapted to the new grade
aad permanently laid, and the road being built most competently of caliche and
reck quickly assumes .a hard, smooth surface. If this road is properly maintained,
with enough sprinkling and rolling to keep it in good condition, it will prove one
of the most valuable public improvements recently undertaken in this city.
Tie new roadway following along the track of the electric railway traverses
tie sew east end residence section for miles and opens up to easy access a district -
which has always heen more or less handicaped by the difficulties of communica
tion. Highland Park, Grand View, and the adjacent additions in the eastern sec
tion lave developed wonderfully in the "last year or two. It is well worth any
body's time to take a trip out there and see what has been doing. El Pasoans who
have thought they were keeping up pretty well with the growth of the city will he
greatly , surprised to see what a vast amount of new building has been going on
out fhere--good, permanent structures of brick and stone, which are a credit to
A new commercial community is building out there, which has already assumed
considerable importance. This development has been going on rather quietly. The
land in these additions changed hands forHhe most part during the period of ex
traordinary activity two orthree years ago. The ewners have been improving
their holdings with attractive residences and stores, and the east end district along
the foothills of ML Franklin shows a greater proportionate advance during the
past year than any other section except the heart of the business center.
The fine highway which tfle city is constructing will be a factor of great im
portance in stimulating this development It is a mighty good investment of
public money which will return many times the first cost.
While we are on the subject of roads, it is well to call attention to the bad
ceadition of Magoffin avenue extended. The pavement in many places is waved
and rippled so as to make traveling very unpleasant. At some points water stands
many inches deep after every rain. ,
If there is- a bond on this street under which the construction company can
he held, it ought to he enforced without delay. The street is not in any sort of
condition to be. tolerated by the cityr It is a poor piece of work and ought to he
thoroughly repaired and put in f irstclass condition before it gets any worse.
The county road down the river is also at some points in danger from neglect.
Most of the road is in excellent shape, but some holes are being neglected, the
dirt grade is being cut away at the sides, and oef ore a great while the foundation
of the road at these few spots will he impaired to an extent that will require ex
tensive work of renewal.
Maintenance is no less important than
ef roads and streets is never economical.
The postmaster general has ordered the magazines sent by freight instead of
mail. This leads the Str" Louis Globe-Democrat to Temark that this method will
enable the magazines to overtake their datelines.
U NEW YORK, on the Bowery and
have troublesome customers to handlenumerous officers have equipped them
selves with short pieces of rubber nose instead of billies and they believe that
In the new equipment they have found an entirely new and most useful police
A shert piece of hose, used on the head, shoulders, arms or legs even, of an
obstreperous "drunk" or "disorderly brings him to his knees begging in a few
secoads, the police say, and there is no danger of crushing his skull or cutting
great gashes in his scalp, as sometimes happens with the old hickory billy.
It is a weapon the police the country over might well adapt. There is too
much brutality from the ever ready billy or night stick and many prisoners have
been killed or injured for life by their use. The rubber hose cannot possibly kill
a man and a good blow from it can "put him to sleep" in short order.
Thus the police are well protected and the public is protected at the same
time. The police commission of El Paso might give the rubber hose a trial in
The big cattle movement about to start from Mexico to the States will help
to keep things lively in El Paso for the next few weeks. The big Mexican cattle
men evidently do not relish the idea of feeding insurrectos free of charge and would
rather get their penny or two out of the American packing houses.
It Pays Every Way
THE LOCAL grocers and provision merchants are finding it more and more
to their advantage to advertise as special features the products of this"
valley and the southwest. There is not so much said as formerly about
the alleged superior excellence of fruit and vegetables from a distance.
The truth is we raise the finest fruits and garden truck in the United States
rifht around us here in west Tezas, New Mexico, and Arizona, and during the pro
ducing season it is not necessary to go further afield.
El Paso and tie southwest ought to cultivate a much stronger sentiment of
patronage to nome industrias, and demand local products whenever and whereverr
they can possibly he obtained.
It ought to make El Pasoans feel .pretty good to know that nearly 600 men
are actrrely at work every day on the Elephant Butte dam. It i already a busy
place up tkere And before long several hundred thousand dollars per month will
be passing through the trade channels of El Paso. Our dreams are coming true
and the reclamation service is determined to make a new record for speed and
efficiescy is. construction
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ican Advertisers has ex
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th drcslatioH af M nuk.
Persons solicited to
subscribe for The
Herald should be
ware of imposters
and should not pay
money to anyone
unless he can show
that he is legally
authorized by the
El Paso Herald.
constructioa in road huilding.
upper Broadway, where the police often
UNCLwalts Denatured Poem
E'S writing books about the lives of all his plain and fancy wives. A few
of them he may forget, but all the rest are in a. sweat, for Xat, his heart
devoid of ruth, declares he'll tell the diastfv truth. Since girls are bound
to marry jtfat, they'll have to stand for things like that. To iwed that sassy
Goodwin lad has got to be a sort of fad, which shows
a low, degraded taste, for other games are far more
NAT GOODWIN chaste. The women of this modern day consider life
a giddy play; to find amusement as they go is all
the yearning that they know. When I was young the
sober dames bent o'er their trusty quilting frames, and made straw bonnets, day
lLy day, to send to heathen in Cathay; they brewed yarb tea and put up jam, and
cured the large and luscious ham. Alas, unlike the old time dames, the modern
girls have trifling aims; to drink champagne at gilded bars, to ride around in
motor cars, to send to Paris for a hat, to smoke cheroots and marry Nat this is
the circle of their lives, such is the limelight brand of wives.
Copyright, 1911. by George Matthews
Success Talks To Men and Boys
Country Boys and Great Men
RECENTL.T delivered the ora&on at
the dedication of the monument to
Gen. Thomas D. Hamer, at George
town, Ohio. He died In Monterey,
Mexico, December 2. 1S46, after par
ticipating In the operations on Mon
terey, where he led his , regiment
from Ohio, which, was the first to
plant the Stars and Stripes in cap
tured Monterey. This same brigadier
general of Ohio volunteers had seven
years before the time appointed TJ.
S. Grant, of Georgetown, to a cadet
ship at West Point. Gen. Grant, in
his "Memoirs," expressed the belief
that had Gen Hamer returned alive
from Mexico, e would have been
president instead of Franklin Pierce.
This country village of about 1000
people is remarkable for the great
men it has given the state and nation.
Of soldiers alone it furnished the
Union army four generals, including
TJ. S. Grant; "West Point graduates,
and nine generals and field officers
of voluteers, among whom were Gen.
iV. TV. Kautz and Gen. McGrorierty
and most of these men were citizens
of Georgetown when the war broke
From Brown county I went to Ad
ams county, and in the backwoods of
that county, much of it away .from
all railroads, there lived, among other
notables, the ancestors of "Whitelaw
Reid, Slnnot, the father of Mrs. Chas.
P. Taft, of Cincinnati, while the spot
where the late John A Cockerill, the
great journalist, was, born. Is pointed
out to the passerby.
Speaking at a Chautauqua, a few
days later, at Fairfield, Iowa, in a
conversation with the former gover
nor of Indiana, J. Frank Hanley, he
told me how he, a son of hardy pio
neers in Champaign county, had heard
of a Fourth of July celebration in
Champaign, a town 12 miles away.
This boy of 12 had never been away
from home and getting the consent
of "his parents that he might go to
Champaign, he picked" blackberries,
sold them, bought calico for a shirt
and goods for pants both of which
his mother made and with his head
covered with a 15 cent straw hat,
he walked, barefooted, to Champaign
and there heard the then lieutenant
governor of Indiana, Will Cumback, 5
The Shortstop's Story
By Bark G. Sheppy.
IT was not often that you could get
Bill Perkins to talk for the papers.
Fact was he hardly talked at all
that is, when not mixed up In the ex
citement and action of the game. On
those occasions he was always loquac
ious. In the one Instance: "Heads
up, old boy, stick 'er over; lots o
smoke; In the other: "some class to
you; you couldn't make that shot if
the balls was a mile big." Yes he was
loquacious all right on those occasions,
but never did he really say anything.
Nobody seemed to know where Bill
Perkins came from or how he happened
to become a big leaguer. Any fan
could tell you that he was traded to
the Grays from Bengals, but who or
What he was before that, not even the
wisest could guess. And so It had re
mained a mystery until that night
I was sitting In one of the high
armed chairs up against the wall of
the smoke clouded little billiard room.
The other members of the outfit were
ranged along either side of me, and
there we all sat enjoying the game,
wmen was adequately described by
Chunk Rose, at my sldeT as "decidedly
Dong Danky Bill was' bent over the
table, looking much like a broken fish
hole, but he wa clicking off the shots
to a fare-you-well. His opponent. Red
Aker, was keeping pace with him, how- !
ever .and It looked like an even bet. '
Finally they got within five points of
the end, both of them going like (
blazes, when some one suggested that
they start over again and make it for
the championship of the team. All of I
which was readily agreed to and the j
boys then begair putting up their
spare change on whoever happened to i
w cau itiuA luuai a lavuilLe. lllllHT I
each Individual's favorite. Must
have been a little over a hundred
Then the gnme started. What Bill
Perkins didn't do to that redhead ain't
on the books. He just naturally
cleaned up from start to finish. When
It was over, he pulled In the change
just as though he was used to that
kind of thing. The bovR rxra-ro nil
speculating about whathad happened; j
i 1 lr Perklns had been Playing easy i
with the boys all along and had been
waiting for a chance to make a big
It remained for Bill nlxnself to clear
up the question. He started out by
telling the boys to take their money ;
back. Of COUrSe thev Wouldn't Ust.n i
to it, but he made them take it, ad
ding that It was "too easy,' which
flustered up Red Aker, but Bill eaaed
up ny cutting loose his 'life storv"
for the first time.
"1 just been playin' wld you cullies,"
he began. "I never like to have It too
one sided, so I always took 'er kmda
slow to make the games close and ex
citing. I usta be champeen of Texas
in every game that's played wld the
iverles. I don't like to stal money,
so I give your coin back."
The psychological moment had ar
rived, thought each of the boys. I
pulled out a box of clgarets and passed
it along the line. Eaca took one and
settled back In his ohpir, with crossed
legs puffing at his pill and waiting for
Bill to go on. He went on
"I usta to pitch for the team at
Crooked Bar rnnch. We had the best
bunch In that part of the stnto. hard
hitters and good on defence. The fame
o my pltchm' got to somebodv
around AustlfPand a fellow dropped in
one day and offered me a. hundred It
I would ring in for the state university
make a speech on the glories of the
republic. Frank Manly began to
dream and saw visions he too would
be a speaker. He wrote out Will Cum
back's speech and while following the
plow he delivered It to the mules.
Ambition fully aroused, he set out on
foot to Indiana, arriving In the little
town of Williamsport, where he found
work, fortunately, In a home where
the man was once a teacher."
Asked his plans for the future,
young Hanley said: "I am going to
teach school, study law and go . to
congress." Not many years passed be
fore this same employer had the
unique distinction of nominating his
old choreboy for congress, to which
he was elected and later chosen gov
ernor of Indiana and now recognized,
nation wide, as a great orator and
leader of men. In my travels about,
speaking here and there, everywhere
in the small towns I find, born, reared
and often still living, the nation's
foremost men. I turn to any encyclo
pedia of American biography and find
that the mighty men who have made
and lifted the nation to greatness
were country boys. Of 27 presidents
of the United States all, with the ex
ception of Roosevelt and Taft, were
from the country.
Call the roll of the 481 senators and
congressmen, and with possibly one or
two exceptions, all who are ever heard
of, were not only born in the country
but began life in their shirt sleeves.
Go Into any city or town through
out the land and practically all the
men who have done things worth
while, began life without a dollar.
These men made their own chances.
They never despaired, never whim
pered, but they were up and doing. A
"happy hit" may sometimes be made
by a bold venture, but in the long
run, the safest road is the highway
of steady industry. God gives you
enough when he gives you the oppor
tunity. A wise man will make more
opportunities than he finds. Possess
your soul in patience. Tour time will
come 'If you deserve it. Don't say
you have been unfortunate when you
were just "foolish. Bad luck Is bad
pluck. Good pluck Is good luck. No
man ever lost his luck until he lost
Daily Shr t Str
In their annuat game against Tulane.
Seems that fthe Austin bunch were
great hitters and fielders but didn't
have a pitcher In the bunch.
"Welh I Tvent over there and . held
the Tulane gang to a couple of roeaslay
scratch hits. Then a semi pro' outfit
in Austin offered me a job and I said
goodbye to the ranch. I learned how
to play shortstop and became pretty
fair. Then I got to playing pool. I
had it. down In a few weeks and then
started on billiards. Wasn't long afore
I cleaned out everything around Aus
tin and then took up journeyln' around
the state.', Finally they had a cham
pionship in Dallas. Nobody knew me,
but I beat the bunch and was cham
"Then a feller came down here and
offered me a job to play in Muddy's
academy at 'Chi,' I was grabbin' fifty
beans a week when the "thorities got
wise and raided the game. I got away
all right, but they knew who I was
and had Indictment- against me.
I beat it for Pittsburg- and began
playin' ball again with the Carnogan
independents. Readin' thb papers. I
found that rewards was offered for me
all over the country and I'd been stuck
in the pen proper if they'd even got
me. Well, I kept on playin' with the
Carnogan bunch, always gettin a little
better, until the Bengals' was in town
one day. I usta know Bid Jenson when
he was workin.' oil down Panhandle
way, -and he gave me a chance. Then
I figured Detroit too near 'Chi' to be
safe for me. so I got hi mto transfer
me to the Grays.
"So here I am. You' fellers might
eruess that "Perkins pin't mv ! nm
Jenson's the only feller that can tell
irnil wta-n1-n r sts. ..... ....nl T .a..-.'
.. ., -imu vJ. vulHiJC illj acil. J. UU1I L
care whether you know now. Seven
years was up yesterday since I was In
dicted, and the 'statue of something
or other makes the Indictment no good
now, bo they can't do nothing to me
"I'm about through as a ball player
now. Maybe I got another good, year
in me: mayoe l naven t. .But seven
years is enough. So at the end of the
season I'm going back to the ranch to
be Case Gorman again. Mr father died
last year, and the ol,d place's mine,
This winter tf you fellers get' tired of
cold Weather, all you need to do is to
drop in without announcing yourself at
the little -station at Del Rio,, Texas, and
naca (Inr-mar. o l, rwT,J T
j ranch will be waitln there to greet
Sitting out on the veranda of the
little ranch house the full membership
of the world's champion Grays of 1910
"fanned" about old times and smiled.
The favorite subject was how "Bill
Perkins" Gorman struck out 12 Blue
Socks inthe game that won the title.
Pleadings by the players for "Big Bill"
to return to the game next year were
unavailing and the two week house
party broke up with promises from
each of the diamond warriors and Bid
Jensen, added guest, that they would
be back again next winter.
BOY HURT BY HOUSE.
Paul, the 12yearold son of Mrs. Mary
V. Price, of East El Paso, met with
quite a serious accident Friday eve
ning at his home. In company with
several other boys, he was nlaylnsr
with his pet colt, when another horse
raised Its fore foot and struck Paul on
the head, inflicting quite an ugly
Public Schools of America are
Now Being Used the Year Round Frederick
Many Novel Plans Employed for the Benefit of Adults as
Weir As Their Children. ,
TEH 81,000,000,000 are now In
vested in the public school
buildings in the United States.
The interest on this immense sum
of money would be equivalent to
$60,000,000 annually, ana yet tne great
majority of these buildings are abso
lutely Idle the greater portion of the
the time. The regular school ses
sions average a little more than 100
hours per month for less than 10
months in the year. In other words,
for only about one-tenth of the entire
time are the resources of this great
public school giant in use so that the
Interest of the money Invested Is ben
efitting the public
Purposes o Schools.
For .years educators have been mak
ing a study of the possibility for en-
1 larging the resources of the school
house by utilizing It lor otner purposes
for the public good than the five hours
a day session of the schools for which
It was originally intended. The scope
of these plans for the wider use of the
school plant is one of the newer and
more interesting developments of pub
lic educational thought.
The school social center is rapidly
receiving official endorsement. The
legislature of Wisconsin last year
passed a bill providing for the use of
school bujldings for social and educa
tional purposes, other than their orig
inal obpect, when under proper au
thority. Most of the large cities, by
some local measure, have made the
same provision. Governor Hughes, of
New York, recently said: "The school
social center will soon be recognized
as a strong buttress In the foundation
of the country."
Earliest School Clubs.
One of the earliest of the school
clubs was organized in Philadelphia
under the auspices of the Home and.
School association, an organization
having for Its object the closer union
of the interest of the school and the
home. A large school building in the
most congested section of the city was
selected for the first experiment of the
school social center. The board of ed
ucation granted the use of the building
and also supplied the trifling addition
al expense of light and janitor service.
Promptly at 7 oclock in the evening the
building was lighted up and reopened
with the same regularity as the day
school, but this time the school rooms
were filled with adults. A reading
room where current periodicals were
supplied was at once well attended. At
first these were provided gratuitously
by women interested, but within six
months a club organization had been
formed consisting of the adult popula
tion of the neighborhood and a number
of teachers of the school. This club
had a trifling- membership fee. but as
its numbers were large, a small fund
was soon in hand to pay for some ot
tne entertainment aim u tu ""
suitable refreshments, which addd
'greatly to the social affairs held fre
It was a factory neighborhood and
many of the people were foreigners, I
so classes of various kinds were organ- (
Ized. Many mothers were glad to at
tend classes in sewing, domestic sci
ence and the care of children. All of
this Instruction was informal, devel
oped as the need came, and did not In
any way interfere with or Imitate the
courses of study in the regular night
schools, which were part of the organ
ized school system of the city. The
Jk MAGISTRATE has granted an
i injunction asked for by a hus-
band to prevent a woman's call
ing up her husband at his office dur
ing buslnes hours. The husbabnd con
tended that long- domestic confabs by
wire disturbed business, in fact, caused
him the loss of hoped for profits in
that business. The judge- agreed with
him and ordered the woman to dis
continue her calls except in emergen
cies. Many men throughout the land
are crying "O just judge;" if that man
wants to run for president, his tele
phone decision will make him one of
the most popular candidates.
The sense of the judge's decision is
that the women not merely used, she
abused the telephone. Many others
have done so, and are doing so every
A harassed business man, hearing the
the shriek of the telephone; "I wonder
who that is? When .some persons call
up I always look around for a chair."
He knew that he was scheduled not for
n brffif pall hut frf n. nrntmpfnrl rrm-
j versatlon. A moment later I saw him
draw up a chair and. sit down before
the telephone with a look of weary
resignation. -It was not a call. It was
a conversation, beginning on his part
with: "Yes it's I, dear. Yes, I'm very
busy. I always am in the office, you
know. What Is It?" That should have
heen a sufficient hint When I left the
office five minutes later, the conver
sation was In full swing with no sign
of abatement. The man was pale and
there were deep double furrows be
tween his eyebrows. If women could
see the faces of men who. answer their
calls,- they would not prolong their tel
ephone confabs. Most of them 'wouldn't
The truth about that enormous busi
ness convenience, the telephone, is that
It becomes a nuisance when used for
anything outside the "business domain
except In emergencies. It Is a faith
ful servant when we wish to call the
doctor. It serves us well when we
must cancel a dinner engagement be
cause the baby has chosen that time to
have the colic. But it is a diabolical
agency through which to quarrel. I
know a pair of nearly lifelong chums
who aren't speaking to each other now
because one misunderstood the other's
words as carried by the telephone. And
the telephone Is the worst medium for
love making ever borrowed by that er
ratic god, Cupid.
A girl I know who repeated "Je
Tralme" (I love you) by telephone to
her young man lost him. She. at home,
and he. In his office, amid grinning as
sociates, were in different mental cli
mates. His budding affections were
hopelessly frost bitten, chiefly by the
enamored girl's abuse of the telephone.
The telephone is liable to deal hard
blows that would be softened were the
speakers to see each other -while talk
ing. An apologetic smile or the ap
pealing "Come hither" look in the eyes,
all the gentle agencies that soften
speech, are missing in the interchange
of thought by harsh, buzzing wires.
There are several pestiferous species
of the telephone habit. There's the
telephone friend who calls you from
social center was a purely social or
ganization with general helpfulness for
its object. "
As the people of this club did. not
belong to the class who went away
during the summer, the activities of
the social center did not end with the
closing- of the school term. During the
hot summer the big, cool building was
opened both in the day time and even
ing. Mothers and children, whose
homes, were one close, hot room, en
joyed the air In the high celllnged
j halls and school rooms, even though
the school yard was too small to afford
much recreation space. In the evening
electric fans cooled the men's reading
room and made It an attractive rival
to the corner saloon.
The board of education of Rochester,
New York, lately has applied itself to
the development of the school social
center, and has several striking exam
ples of this class of work. Certain of
the school houses have been equipped
-with gymnasium, shower baths, chairs
and tables, a traveling library from Al
bany, and a set of fable crockery.
Men's civic clubs, women's civic clubs
and coming civic clubs 'for the young
people are being organized. During
the early part of the week, these cluos
rotate in the use of the large assembly
ynnm onfi varlnns nther facilities. On
Friday evening the men a"n"d women J
meet to gether, hear a lecture, enjoy
an entertainment or a concert and fre
quently end the evening with a dance
Sometimes all the clubs get together
for a ."feed." They keep the gymna
sium, piano and reading room in use
most of the time. Last winter, when
amusing features grew slack for the
men, they put up a number of debating
I bouts and had several rival politicians
flftmonstratinir their powers of cam-
J palgn oratory by exploiting the princi
pies of their respective parties
Small Town's Ideas.
The utilization of the public school
building for social purposes in the
small towns is being largely developed
through the village improvement so
cieties. The work frequently starts
by the instalation of a collection of
books provided by the state traveling
library service. Certain evenings in
the week a volunteer librarian is pres
ent to exchange books. This frequent
ly leads to the formation of a literary
club and later on classes in dancing,
Delsarte, amateur theatricals, and
many other things may develop. The
advantage of having a furnished buila
Ing always accessible is in itself a
great Inducement In the development
of such work. When teachers are not
available for instruction in these small
towns, courses of study from corres
pondence schools frequently give ex
cellent results, especially if the leader
in the movement can illustrate them
upon tho blackboard
p" ,.,,,, .. .
The establishment of vacation schools
directly under the auspices of the
board of education is a social effort
which is now past the experimental
point In most of the largest cities.
These schools continue throughout July
and August, frequently opening on the
Monday following the closing of the
regular schools. The hours differ in
various cities. In Cleveland, Ohio, It
has been found advisable to open va
cation schools at 8:30 In the morning
and close them at 11:30. Few of these
schools have regular se'sslons In the
afternoon, although in mostcases the
. your bath, saying the message is most
important, and keeps you a shivering,
dripping, miserable obbject answering
monosyllables to a long harangue, in
viting pneumonia and perhaps death
There's the other friend who calls you
from your beauty sleep at night or
your life preserving last nap in the
morning. There's the one who calls
you to a telephone booth because what
she has to say Is "so very private" ana
who keeps you stewing there in your
perspiration while she tells you a long
story of no'interest to anyone but her-i
self. There's the friend, who asks fa
vors by telephone that he or she hasn't
the countenance to ask face to face or
who is too indolent to ask by letter.
There's the worst friend who talks
personalities, dips into scandal and
uses well known names, an offense
that should be punishable, for It is as
though the town crier, surviving until
recently at Nantucket, had gone round
the town ringing his bell and telling
conjeotural tales about his neighbors.
Abuse of the telephone, every case.
.Don't acquire the telephone habit.
Don't use it except when actually nec
essary. The telephone is a business
convenience and emergency server.
When we turn it to other ends it be
comes an Instrument of torture.
Veronica and Bernice; What
(Copyright, 1910, by
That Veronica is Bernice and that your
Bernice may call herself "Veronica
If she likes, is the contention of
many authorities claiming: that both
names are derived from the Greek
word for victory: "Nike.'
The Greeks spelled and pronounced
Bernice "Berenlke" a form retained
In Germany, though, to our ears, it
sounds awful enough. Berenlke stood
for: Brlnger of VIetorv. and Ver- '
Brlnger of Victory, and Ver
onlca is supposed to mean the same.
Laurel is Veronica-Bernlce's emblem
and "Glory" her sentiment.
The Veronica Legend.
Some scholars dispute that Veronica
and Bernice are Identical, claiming
that the first is a compound word of
two languages: "Vera" (true) and
"Iconlca." (image) thefirst Datin, the
This was first applied to a cloth
with which a Jewish woman, named
Seraphla, is supposed to have wiped
the face of Jesus as he was led to" ex
ecution. As the face of the Christ was
imprinted on the linen, the cloth or
-picture was nemed Veronica, "true
The "Veronica Is exhibited in St
Peter's church every Green Thursday
and Good Friday.
A statue of St. Veronica, holding up
the "Holy Face," stands In the Basil-
3So matter where you want t' go im
th' country you alius have t' keep wt
till you come t a school house. Titer
haint no harm in dandn' 'if yea keep e
buildings are open to the children aad
Vacation. Scaoel Cearses.
The course of studies in the vaca
tion school varies in accordance wtta
the need. Originally the summer school
was intended to consist entirely ia
manual work or instructioa and phys
ical exercise. Now, however, there
have been regular study classes farmed
In many of the schools. These give op
portunity to a backward or conditioned
pupil to make up his work, aad thus
be able to enter a higher grade when
the schools reopen in the falL
'Same Heeass Used.
The regular school rooms are used
j for the vacation schools, with perhaps
some slight change in the arrangement
of the furniture. Boards are screwed
onto the tops of the desks, thus mak
ing a stout table for the use of the
boys- who are taking1 wood and iron
work. In some of the vacation schools
all of the materials are provided by
the board of education aad In others
the pupils pay a small sum, for it and
supply themselves. The manual training-
work in the vacation schools most
in vosme are basketry, sewinar. wooA-
work, cooking, drawing, nature study,.
1 vocal music, games and dancing. Story
telling, drawing and first aid and:
nursing are among the newer subjects
being taken up.
In both Cleveland and Pittsburg the
public libraries cooperate with th
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M Years Agft To
From The HeraM Of Am
From The HeraH Of
I F. Parker has goae t Kansas City.,
Livestock ageat Beaumont, 9t tfce G
H., is in town.
E. C- Roberts returaedr this nofra.
from Ias Cruces.
Robrt HI Bishop left te4.3r oa a. two
from a vacation.
W. T. Hixtoa. is ea roe to Chicago
en a business trip.
Sam Karr's family went dewa t
Ysleta this afternoon.
i Ed Tea Eyck has goao oa a Berth's
I' surveying trip in Arfaoaa.
Judge A. B. Fall came-dowa freoa
New Mexico this neon.
Gen. Anson Mills is traveling thorgh
uanaoa with his family.
Mrs. Al Mast and Miss Kraft fcava
I returned from their ChihHahua, trip.
Airs. s. B. Bailey priacipal f th
Mesa school, returned this morsiagr.
Baggage ra&stei: B, 3. Bishp, of th
S. P., left today o aQ days' vacation.
The Santa Fe was three hours late
today on account of a freight wreck.
The pay car from HeHston arrived
at the Southern Pacific station last
The new "business Buildiag next to
St. Clement's church is Beariag- com
pletion. Judge Buckler aa district attoraey
Dean returned this morning from
The family of conductor A Wl Wells,
of the Santa. Fe, have returned from
Sr. Enrique Ayada has retaraed t
El Paso. He says he .had no intsatiea
of remaining abroad.
I. A. Barnes went up to Cruces teday
on business. Mrs. I. A. Baxaes has goae
to San Marclal, N. 3f.
A. H. Allen left this eveniag for
Aguascalientes, whero he will h-eM
down an operator's chair.
Miss Kate Fink left yesterday for
Marfa to visit her sister, Brs. J. Z.
Stewart, and will be absent a" month.
Fred Schaefer and bride returned this
afternoon from their bridal tour, aad
are being welcomed thi3 afternoon fey
their many friends.
Henry -pT. Fischer.)
I ica of St. Peter's. This is sometimes
reierred to as a statue of St. Seraphla.
The St. Veronica of the calendar is
not a Jewish woman, but an Italian,
a nun of Milam.
JTame or 'reajsne of Xatieas.
In old English literature there are
references to the womaa who aided
Christ, as described, and the name i
spelled Veronike. At that time, then..
the relationship between Veronica and
BerfinlVa fTtomia i ,
.uerenuca, (Bernice) must have been
clearer than now.
Veronique is a favorite name is
France, while Bernice or Bereaice has
the lead In Normandy, especially amoag
the farming class.
Scotland has probably more Veres
icas than any other country of its size,
many of the old families naming
their oldest daughter Veronica aad
bestowing the name on their ether
daughters as a middle name.
Verealca la Iiteratare.
In Hein's "Pictures of Travel" he
gives a sentimental account of "littla
Veronica," his first love. She died as
a child and the passages dealing with
her are most touching and among- the
finest in, the book.
The name Veronica was given to, the
flower speedwell because its exquisite
color reflects a true Image of the