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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Thursday, May Twenty-third, 1912.
His Old Fashioned Diary
IT WAS on a transcontinental train, west bound. He was tall, lanky, straw
hoarded; an SngSshman, and a world traveler, as shown by the fact that he
carefully removed from his luggage all the pasters of European and Asiatic
hotels, leaving only the scar and the smear. Peadl and notebook in hand, he wrote,
incessantly. On observation platform, at the dining table, in the smoking room,
in his berth, standing in aisle, or walking up and down beside the train when it
stopped, always he wrote, and wrote, and wrote, in a thin, microscopically fine
script, with a stub of a pencil, hard of lead and sharp as an awL He drank Utile,
never in company, and spoke only when spoken to, but answered pleasantly, even
with a gleam of enthusiasm, and always removed his "Utile Hack pipe from his lips
with quick deference before he started to speak.
It was his diary. One could imagine whole shelves of volumes like this one,
crammed full of "observations" and notes by the way, carefully bound and pre
served, and never looked at again. He said he was not a writer, only a traveler,
"for pleasure." Wrote down what he saw and what he thought about what he saw,
so as to get the maximum good out of his tours. That he had a keen sense of
sight, both eyesight and mindstgbt, was best demonstrated by the fact that he
saw enough in crossing the plains of northern Hew Mexico to interest him ana
to keep his pencil busy, even though it was his first visit. We all learn to love
the plains and to understand them, but few appreciate them at first sight and first
What he wrote was not mere notes or memoranda, to refreshen the memory
as to dates and places; he wrote consecutively, a full running story of the trip,
embellishing his own comments with numerous quotations from other travelers,
from the classics, and from the Bible. He read paragraphs or pages now and
then to another traveler who smoked the same sort of pipe and always had a
stock of matches in his pocket. The reading brought back memories of other Httle
morocco bound diaries, closely written in the finest script with a hard pencil, by
other travelers long dead. It all seemed so old fashioned, and so queer.
How almost completely dead the diary habit is. The man or woman, boy or
girl, that keeps up a diary after April Fool's day is a wonder. The printers keep
on manufacturing them, fend parents or friends of limited ideas as to suitable
presents continue to offer them for Christmas gifts, serious and sentimental beys
and girls and well meaning elders punctually sit down on New Year's day and make
the proper perfunctory entries under the date January 1, the task becomes a job en
January 2, a burden on January 3, a pest on January 4, an outrageous imposition
oa January 5, an act of shamefaced appreciation of a Christmas gift on January
6, a. perfunctory dab on January 7, a skip on January 8, another skip on January
9 because you came in late and were so sleepy, a pencil-chewing effort on January
10 to write up the days skipped, a forgetting on January 11, rebellioa on January
12, a free breath and a sigh of content on January 13 with the final determination
to quit trying, and the annual episode passes into history.
The traveler's diary has gone the same way with the annual diary. Almost
nobody nowadays takes the trouble to jot down anything he sees or thinks. The
most one does is to keep a little vest pocket memorandum, or to eater a name one
does not wish to forget. But the ceaseless writing of the lanky Englishman, has
passed out of fashion.
As a matter f fact, the hand camera and the picture postcard have superseded
the travel diary with a much more satisfactory scheme of recording impressions
and pleasureaHe experiences. The picture plan is so much better, because it -produces
results that are permanently interesting to everybody, and increasingly
valuable. The picture record never becomes dull, never is laid away in the garret
to moulder; but oa the contrary, it is owned and read by succeeding generations
with increasing interest, and is always a source of delight to the collector himself.
Each picture is a chapter that is freshly rewritten each time one looks at it Each
series is a volume, worth caring for and of permanent interest and value. The
photographic diary is the best, after all; and it never becomes a job, a burden, or
The city administration is entitled to much commendation for its refusal to
permit the high school entertainment to be given at .the Crawford theater, whkh
has frequently been shown to be unsafe as an assembly place for crowds. The exits
of the other theaters should be thoroughly overhauled, and as firm a peMcy adopted
with regard to them as to the Crawford, until the necessary changes are made to
conform them to reasonable fire and panic regulations.
Cuba looms larger than Mexico is the eyes of the folks at Washington. Cuba
Is relatively defenceless. '
Judge Ben Iindoey k satisfied with the result of the Denver city election, so it
must be all right.
Teaching Practical Politics
NEW YORK university has established a lecture course in "Practical Politics."
Among the topics of the lectures are: The growth of a district organisa
tion, Work and management of a regular party organization, Organization
and control of party primaries, Conduct of a political campaign, Getting out the
vote, Watching the polk, Law of challenge, Counting the vote, Campaign adver
tising, Campaign speaking, Modern office devices at headquarters, Campaign ac
counting. Instructions to voters, How to keep an organization intact between
elections, and a lot of other subjects popularly supposed to belong to the stock
in trade of the professional politician but rather indecent for the ordinary reputable
citizen to deal with.
Every political worker knows that the hardest vote to get out on election
day is the business vote and the highbrow vote. The hardest and least productive
effort of clean campaigners is to get a high type of men to assist in necessary work
at the polls and at headquarters. In every community there are at least two
political groups: one a "machine" held together by purely selfish or mercenary
considerations, kept intact by officeholders and designing politicians, and repre
senting anything but the highest public interest; the other a disconnected, mu
tually jealous and distrustful aggregation of the "outs," a parcel of discontents
many of whom earnestly desire to better local conditions and to perform genuine
public service, but few of whom know anything about "practical politics" or will
take the time or assume the expense to maintain effective party 'organization.
There never yet was a "reform" party or an "indpendent" party that did not break
up in a row, due chiefly to lack of training in team work. The average "anti
machine" political campaign is like sending a lot of green recruits without or
ganization, drill, or equipment, into a battle with veteran troops.
The lecture course in Kew York university might well be imitated elsewhere,
and the innovation would do a lot of good if practical men were to be found for
instructors and if the students took care to absorb all that is useful frem the
methods of successful campaigners. It is not so much corrupt use of money, as
it is the permanent' and active organization, that makes the "machine" hard to
beat everywhere and always.
If you want to have some fun with yourself, just write down all your pre-,
dictions about the results in the national conventions and in the election, and file
them away until after the business is settled. But don't do it if you don't want
to laugh at yourself.
" U '
The RepubHcas national fight is Bke the Mexican revoiutioa in this respect:
that both sides always win according to the "ffkialM reports.
A man's reputation with others is
seldom what he thinks It is.
Any old kind of a ride Is a joy ride
If congenial company is along.
All men are equal, in all probability,
in the number of their peculiarities.
One fault with dootors is that they
are always advising- poor patients to
quit work and take a trip to Europe.
Not a few folk insist on going ahead
en aftr they have discovered that
f-e have started in the wrong dlrec
Avarice is the only kind of ice that
will not melt.
I Engagement rings are still popular
I In court circles.
It s a poor spirit medium who hasn't
a ghost of a show.
No accident policy can help a man
when he falls in love
People who raise objections are al
ways sure of a bountiful crop.
All things come to those who wait
but then we can't all be waiters.
The man who is old enough to know
better is usually too old to do better.
UNCLE WALT'S DENATURED POEM
By Walt Mason.
Let us sit a while discussing politidi, O friend of mine! Since the whole
world seems a-fussing, it is time we fell in line! Let us give the trusts a trounc
ing, since they're cussed on every hand; let us thrash around denouncing thugs we
do not understand. Let our fervent, tireless tooting in the public ear be dinned;
they are best at elocuting who are best supplied with wind, and the less we know
of topics all the louder should we talk, till from Greenland to the tropics we shall
give the world a shock. Let's neglect our work and linger in the clanging market
place, pointing aye a scornful finger at the statesmen in the race; saying bitter
things of strangers who have never done us harm, pointing out the nation's dan
gers, viewing ever with alarm. Let us talk and keep on talkin' till we chance to
disagree, when Jll try to knock your block in, and you'll clamber over me; let
us keep our lungs in focus like a pair of dippy dubs, till the peelers come and
soak us with their lignum vitae clubs.
The Knave Of Hearts
By Louise Heilgers.
THE queen of hearts was busy
making pastry. She made a
charming picture, standing la
the big old-fashioned kitchen with
the sleeves of her cotton gown rolled
well above two pink elbows.
A' latticed window thrown open to
any chance breexe that might stray by
showed a glimpse of roee-red holly
hocks. For further coolness the outer
door had also been set wide, and four
shallow steps led from it to a summer
"Heigh-ho. how hot It is." said the
queen aloud, pausing In her work to
smooth back her crinkly hair with a
rather floury hand!
"It Is indeed.- agreed the knave of
hearts, appearing suddenly on the top
step. He was a very handsome knave,
for all his shabby clothes, and he pos
sessed a most engaging smile and as
audaciously tilted hat.
The queen of hearts sent him a cold
ly hostile look.
"Please go away," she said, with
dignity. "Tm busy, and besides, I have
nothing to give you. Father doesn't
approve of tramps."
"I'm not a tramp," retorted the knave
indignantly. "I should think you
could see that by just looking at me.
My clothes may be old, but I'm clean."
"Well, what do you want then?"
asked the queen' crossly.
"In the first place." the knave told
her calmly. "I want to look at yon.
In the second. I want to see your fath
er." "Father's busy in the three-acre
field," said the queen, ignoring the first
portion of Ms needs. "He won't be
back for a long time. Perhaps you
had better not wait."
"Oh, I'm not in a hurry." said the
knave,' leaning comfortably against
"I shouldn't stay too long if I were
you," sed the queen disagreeably;
"George may be back at -Any moment.'
"And who orar." asweu the knave
languidly, pred4n .a dteenutable
The queen of hearts was busy., put
ting her tarts in the oven, and did not
seem to near. -When she looked around
again the knave had vanished behind
"He was really rather good looking.'
said the queen to herself, as she sat
on the edge of the table and waited
for the tarts to reach crisp perfection;
"much better looking than George."
There! at last the tarts were done.
Very nice they looked, too. flaky and
brown to a turn. The queen contem
plated them with satisfaction, as she
laid them out neatly upon a flowered
china plate and set them to cool on
"Annie," called a voice shrilly down
the long stone passage leading to the
"Botherf answered the
hearts. She vanished in s
Fables Of the
By DOROTHY DLX.
NCE upon a time there was a
working women's convention
nulled off in which the ladles
who held jobs that had a pay envelope
attachment met together to hurl bou
quets at themselves, and pass resolu
tions denouncing the useless parasitic
female who did nothing but live at
home and let a husband support her.
Oratory was on tap, and after each
female wonder had told how she be
came a lady dramatist, or an authoress,
or an actress, or a lady purchasing
agent, or a lady 'longshoreman, or
something else at which she worked
four hours a day, and made money
enough to wear French confections and
diamonds, the balance of the bunch
gave her the glad hand and Chautau
At last, however, a reporter who was
present, observed a small and dowdlly
dressed little woman who was sitting
far back, chewing the rag in silence,
and he went to her and thus addressed
"My sister," he said, "tell me why
you are papering the wall instead of
getting your share of the spot light,
and why yon raise this glorious oppor
tunity to hand yourself a few heart
felt words of praise?"
The usy Parasite.
"Alas!" cried the humble one, "I am
not a working woman. I have done
nothing that would entitle me to ask
my fellow creatures to listen to' me,
for I am one of those justly despised
parasite women who does nothing but
be a -wife and mother.
"It is true that I have to rise with
the worm who gets up even before the
early bird, because I must prepare
breakfast for my family, so that it may
be ready when they awake, and from
that time on I have to strain on the
collar all day until my husband and
children have gone to bed at night,
doing things to make them comforta
ble. But I know that this Js a snap,
because I have been told so, vand that
I ought to be grateful that I. do not
have to earn my own living, as so
many unfortunate females do.
"It is also true that It is continually
up.to me to doctor my family and nurse
them when they are ill, but as nobody
ever thinks of paying me the salary
of a trained nurse. I get my recom
pense In growls and kicks, and reflect
on what a privilege it is for a (woman
to have a husband at home with a
sore head, and to be able to promenade
the floor half the night with a colicky
"It is, of course, a great contfort to
know that not much is expected Vr
the "domestic woman in the way f
braine. yet it comes my way to know a
few things. I am expected to be able
to referee a fight between my chil
dren and settle disputes whose points
are so mixed the would tie the su
preme court up in a knot.
"Personally I do not care for ama
teur detective wark. yet I am expected
to be a Sherlock Holmes, who can al
ways locate the cork screw, or the
The Herald's Daily
starched skirt, banging the door quite
loudly behind her.
The bang aroused the knave from
peaceful slumber beneath the holly
hocks. He became lazily conscious of a
most appetizing odor that floated eat
of the window.
"By jove," said the knave to himself,
'how good those tarts smell." He
raised himself cautiously to the level
of the window sill and peered into the
A moment later. "By Jove," said the
contented knave, as he sat luxuriously
among the hollyhocks, "how good they
A sudden clamor in the kitchen an
nounced to him that the queen had dis
covered her loss. The knave hastily
ate the remaining tart and composd
himself to sleep again.
But a moment later indignant beau
ty was in his near neighborhood. "Did
you steal those tarts?" she demanded
"They were excellent tarts," the
knave informd her kindly.
"Oh, if only George were here." cried
the queen, almost weeping with rage, "I
shouldn't interfere, whatever he did to
A wave of laughter shook the knave.
"And what should I be doing." he ask
ed rising leisurely, "while the excellent
George was bestirring himself In the
way you wish?"
"Now then, what's all this?" de
manded a gruff voice loudly, as the
father of the queen of hearts appeared
from behind the currant bushes.
"What the devil Why, Jack, my boy,
If you're not the very Image of your
father. I'm downright glad to see
you." He shook hands heartily.
"Ah. I thought you might be." said
the knave modestly.
"Well, if the son of my oldest friend
isn't welcome, who would be?" de
manded the farmer very heartily. "An
nie, my dear, you've heard me speak of
old Hake Marsden, who went to Aus
tralia and made hia pile? This is his
son. You're a lucky dog, my boy." He
dug him In the ribs. "More money
than you know what to do with, and
1 tha nick of 1I the e-lrls. I'll be lxinni)"
rm very aiincuit to piease in tne
matter of girls," said the knave.
"You must ask Annie here to find
you one," returned the farmer jocosely.
But tne tramp s answer wasn t nearu
by the queen, who chose this moment
to return to the kitchen.
"But who is George?" asked the
The queen of hearts, conscious of
the dazzling effect of a new frock,
shrugged a careless shoulder. It was a
shoulder that sent George to the well
a long way off.
"Oh. nobody in particular." she told
him. "Who should he be?"
"Who indeed?" The knave could have
told her. So could George. But George
wasn't given the opportunity, and the
knave didn't find It necessary.
Yon see, on occasions, knaves turn
out te be kings.
of a clew as to where my husband left
his latch key.
"Neither do I pose as a financier, yet
I must know how to spread the dough
where It will show, and pare it thin
where it is out of the range of public
vision. I must know how to manufac
ture my glad rags at home, and wear
them with a bought it from abroad
air. I must know how to trim over
my last year's hat so it will deceive
my dearest friend. I must be able to
cook a dinner like a French chef, to
dish out theology like a sky pilot, and
to run a quick meal restaurant for
those of my family who like to eat at
AVhy Xot Work,
"In the morning, after I have got
breakfast, and hunted up my husband's
coat and hat and gloves for him. and
hustled him off to catch the S:16
train, and after I have washed the
children and dressed them for school,
and heard a few lessons, and sewed on
a button or two, and bathed the baby,
and interviewed the tradespeople, and
answered the telephone, and cleaned up
the house, I have nothing at all to do
but to get the baby to sleep, and to
run the sewing machine until it is
time to get luncheon for the children
who will be coming borne hungry from
"After luncheon Is over, and I have
cleared away the dishes I am at per
fect liberty to again resume my baby
tending and sewing until I hare to
stop to get dinner. So you will per
ceive that I lead a life of inglorious
ease and that the dolce far niente
existence of a wife and mother does
not entitle me to a seat upon the
same platform with these working
women who earn their own livings.
"Woe is me, I am a parasite who is
supported by her husband."
Clinging ViHe Job.
"You are right." replied the report
er, "your place is not here. You fire
entitled to a proscenium box among
the saints and the martyrs."
Moral: This fable teaches that be
ing a clinging vine is a strenuous Job.
Chicago 111.. May 23. More than SS
prisoners in the Bridewell fought in
their cells and pleaded for release,
while flames and smoke poured in from
a Are which last night destroyed the
Institution's leather and broom fac
tory. Only the fact that the inmates had
been locked in their cells for the night
prevented a panic. No one was hurt.
The loss was given as $50,000.
TUHJD MAIL POICH STOLEN
AT clovis has bees FOITXD
RosweJl. x m. May 23 The third
mail pouoh stolen from the Santa Fe
baggage nom at Clovis Monday was
found yesterday b school children ly
ing in a dilch nea- j. public road. All
registered Jette! seals had been broken
?nd much letter mail broken open. So
.jests haf l,-en made
NO CHANCE FOR REVOLUTIONS IN
GUATEMALA WHILE CABRERA RULES
Criticisms of the Government Punished With Death by Man Who Says He Is a
Lawyer and Not a Warrior.
GUATEMALA CITY, May 23. Rul
ing Guatemala with the iron
hand of a military dictator, and
possessing military machine of rare
efficiency, Estrada Cabrera yet boasts
that he is a" lawyer and not a military
man. He lays emphasis at all times
upon the fact that he is a man of
peace and not a man of war. Yet it Is
probable that no ruler in all Central
American history ever was more harsh
or exacting than Estrada Cabrera. In
fact, his sway is so absolute that no
voice here dares cry out against it, for
the very good reason that death or im
prisonment without a chance to com
municate with the outside world would
be the portion of him who had the ter
merlty to criticize his admlalstraticn.
So Hostile Criticisms.
In all this country of 2.000.004 peo
ple, with an area equal to that of th
state of Pennsylvania, It would be
hard to find one book or one newspa
per with a single word of hostile criti
cism of Estrada Cabrera and his rule.
No one who values his business would
take the risk of handling any volume
containing a criticism of the president.
In fact, no one who lives here ever
dares to speak a single hostile word
about Cabrera, except it be behind
closed doors and n the utmost confi
dence for men are shot In Guatemala
for much smaller offences than thif
and there are spies everywhere. Let a
stranger begin to talk about condi
tions and immediately he Is admon
ished of the possible proximity of spies,
for even to be found listening to a con
versation unfriendly to Estrada Cabre
ra is dangerous.
So Chance For Revolution.
These few simple facts show what
kind of a rule there is in Guatemala
and yet. harsh and oppressive as has
been the sway of this dictator, it is
still a debatable question whether It is
not a lesser evil than the unbroken
chain of revolutions which have beset
many of the other republics of Cen
tral America. At least the crops are
planted and harvested, and the ener
gies of the bulk of the people may be
devoted to the pursuit of peace rather
than that of war. However bad may be
the economic condition, of the Guate
maltecans, they are still better off,
perhaps, than the people of Honduras
and Nicaragua. There are those who
declare that, after all, Cabrera is just
about as benevolent a ruler as the
people Will let him be. If he were less
determined summarily to put to death
the instigators of revolutionary move
ments, it aums inevitable that there
L would be an outbreak which he could
noi control in a very n nine ..
he were to permit free speech or a free
press, assert others, conditions half as
bad as those which obtain inevitably
would lead to revolution.
This crafty ruler has a knack of
forestalling all signs of revolution. He
distrusts almost everybody he comes
in contact with. But sometimes he
will have the word passed around that
a little freedom of the press will be
tolerated. This results in those who
have grudges against the government
expressing them, and thus he learns
where to look for trouble and take pre
cautions to forestall it.
Wears Bullet Proof Jacket.
Cabrera never appears in public, ex
cept on the most extraordinary occas
ions. Some assert that he wears a
steel jacket, and drives in a bullet
proof carriage when he goes out. Some
times a whole year passes without his
leaving the portals of his palace. He
has several gatling guns mounted on
automobiles, and Is always ready for
the outbreak which he constantly
dreads. When secretaary Knox visited
Guatemala no one thought for a min
ute that president Cabrera would ap
near in public. But much to the sur
prise of everybody he attended the
school celebration at the Temple of
Minerva and seemed to have no fear
whatever of the danger of the sharp
shooters who many people thought
might be in hiding ready to put an end
to his existence.
Cabrera has built nearly all the great
show places in Guatemala City, but it
is seldom indeed that he gets to look
at any of them. Once in a while the
government grants a subsidy of $40.
000 to a Spanish opera company to
visit Guatemala City, but the entertain
ment is for the benefit of others than
Two Attempts te Kill Ruler.
There have been two public attempts
to assassinate Cabrera. One was In
1907. when a mine exploded and killed
his horse and his coachman. He him
self escaped. He was drivnig along
the street, and when the carriage got
to a certain spot, it stopped momenta
rily, and the explosion took place.
Hundreds of people were Immediately
thrown into prison, many were sum
marily shot, and others were 'flogged
into Insensibility to fores them to re
veal the identity of the plotters. A
party of conspirators had leased a
house and had dug a tunael under the
street, placing a mine in it. The
coachman had accepted a bribe to drive
the carriage over this spot and stop.
It was his Intention to have the rear
part of the carriage blown up. In
stead, he stopped jus short of the
mark, and it was the fr."nt part of th
Vehicle that was over the mine wnen
the explosion took place. He was
killed instantly. No one suspected him
of being a party to the plot until his
wife, who submitted a claim for a pen
sion. Innocently gave up the papers
which proved his connection with it.
The other attempt upon Cabrera's
life was made when the American min
ister. Maj. William Heimke, presented
his credentials. The cadets were
drawn up at attention as a guard of
honor and when they were to present
arms, the order was given for them to
fire instead. Cabrera was wounded in
the hand. Immediately a large num
ber of men were put to death, some
of them literally shot down, in their
tracks. A young officer of the cadet
corps was offered his liberty if he
j would reveal the source of the plot.
He replied: I will see on in hell
first," and was immediately shot down.
It is charged by many that Cabrera
himself owes his position to an assas
sination to which he was a party. Rie
na Barrios, nephew of the liberator was
president in 1899. when he was shot
in the street by Oscar Zollinger, a Ger
man. Cabrera had just returned from
Costa Rica when this happened. He
appeared at once before the cabinet
and had himself recognized as first
designate, earning with it a succession
to the presidency. The friends of Bar
rios have always declared that Zollin
ger was in Costa Rica for eight days t
the same time that Cabrera was, and
that his expenses were paid by Cabre
ra. Although the constitution of Gua
temala expressly prohibits the reelec
tion of a president. Cabrera has been
reelected repeatedly, and his present
term of office will not exnir ..
IIbn Way Te Baferce Loans.
It is asserted that the custom of ne
gotiating forced loans and compulsory
government service Is much resorted to
under Cabrera. In one instance several
tailors protested against being com
pelled to make clothes for the army
free of charge They were immediate
ly flogged and sent to prison. Men of
wealth are requested to make loans to
the government, and thev know better
than to refuse. When Guatemnla de
sires to play the host to visitor the
hotels are asked to furnish fret com
modations, and they never dare refuse.
The currency In Guatemala is now
17 to 1; that is, you get 1 of -malan
money for one American dollar.
Yet president Cabrera thinks this is
a happy situation. The poor peon
must work for his peso and a half a
day. no matter whether it s worth
eight cents or whether is is worth
$1.50. The president declares that tills
is an Ideal currency, since the P'ntr
i- .vi. . -. tn.r tho rrowitlZ Of biS
"? I!JW'. "J2l-2t'S.
Nicaragua, he and Cabrera each had
an ambition to make himself ruler of
all Central America. The game of in
ternational politics they played kept
this region In a constant uproar and
warfare. ZeUya has been banished.,
but Cabrera still holds on. and, while
he has no Zelaya to checkmate, he
still has the ambition to see himseK
ruler of all the country from the isth
mus of Tehauntepec to the Isthmus or.
Dictatorship Proves Good Thing.
Whatever may be said against tne
dictatorship of Cabrera, on the other
hand, he has done some things wntcn
represent long strides in the direction
of the betterment of the conditions or
the masses of the people. When secre
tary Knox was in Guatemala a festival
of school children was given in his hon
or Many hundreds of children marched
out to the Temple of Minerva, and
there took part in some very beautiful
exercises. An interesting feature was
the singing of the Star Spangled ban
ner in English by perhaps more than
1000 little girls. One might have dis
counted all this as being the capital
show given for the purpose of hiding
conditions throughout the country, if
he had not made definite tnqulry. But
from authorities which may be relied
upon as not giving to- Cabrera any
credit that was not his due, it was
learned that there Is a compulsory sys
tem of education in Guatemala apply
ing to children between seven and 14
years old. The alcalde, or mayor, of
each village is' expected to take a
school census at the beginning of each
school year and see to it that each
child of school age is kept in school.
While this law may not be rigidly en
forced in many communities, there are
others where it is lived up to to the
letter. Parents may be imprisoned if
they refuse to send their children to
school, and this very frequently hap
pens. Another long step in the direction of
1atnw Tmriitf in fnr rh ntasilA la the
I new peon lsw which was passed by Ca-
orera some iitc years s. slm win
explained later, indian slavery does not
' rri,. An mantis, lnh,rit th. AltK t
i Alter awn ,....vi. auM.... ...v w, v. i
nis ratner nor contract n; on "is own
account oeiore ne is -i years oi ge.
Consequently, if a Guatemaltecan be
comes a peon, he does it voluntarily.
These two departures are greatly to
the credit of the confessed harsh ruler
Tomorrow Labor Conditions In Gua
temala. I'M Years Ago To
" From The HeraM Of --
There was no stock In the T. p. yard
The G. H. boys succeeded in getting
a very select crowd at their picnic
The sidewalk ordinance is being
strictly enforced this- morning. Even
bootblacks and bicycle racks are being
Yesterday the Santa Fe railway car
ried a carload of Mexican laborers out
of 131 Paso to be placed on construction
work near Gallup. N. M.
The baseball team will meet tonight
at & Van Baldow's place on North
Oregon street. All friends of thr club
are requested to be present, as busi
ness of great Importance is to be trans
acted. There are several teams close
to El Paso anxious to play and ar
rangements will be made to meet them.
Saturday night about 9 o'rlocX. an
accident happened to a tramp in the
Texas 4 Pacific yards. The city phy
sician was called and the Herald's man
went with him. On, arrival it was
found that a deaf tramp tried to get
o a moving train and in jumping
struck a switch stand. He received a
painful hurt on his knee, but there
were no vbones broken, as was at first
thought. The physician didn't think
the man injured enough to send to the
hospital, so he was doctored up a lit
tle, and turned loose.
(Copyright, IS 12, by
GRASS is a growth, of green whis
kers on the face of nature, but it
doesn't look as funny as the same
whiskers do on an Irish comedian. Tt is
used for stuffing cattle and sheep and for
upholstering the landscape so that man
kind can sit down on it with comfort.
It grows luxuriantly in the quiet coun
try lanes and bosky dells, but ia shy
and easily discouraged when it moves
to the city. If properly assisted and
subsidized, however, it can be per
suaded to grow in a city yard and to
make a beautiful lawn. There is noth
ing finer to look upon than a velvet
lawn of emerald green, fresh and dewy
and smooth and cool. Like the man
who fills his home with fine paintings
and throws it open to the people, the
man who persuades two blades of grass
to move in on his premises, go to house
keeping ami raise an extensive and well
manicured lawn for all the world to look
at and enjoy is a philanthropist. The
Bible itself sajs so. But generally it Ts
cheaper to buy the pictures.
To prepare a good lawn, one should
remove all the common, low-grade earth
from his property to a depth of two
miles. The cavity should then be
cleaned, fumigated, disinfected, and
provided with drainage tubes. It should
then be tilled with cin.ier. sand, rich '
clay, compost, fertilizer and loam of the j
full black variety. A large field of
blue grass should then be rented and an !
experience. I dermatologist -hould be j
hired to s-kin the held and graft the sod
onto the newly prepared ground. When I
this is done, the praas should be watered,
massaged with a roller, barbered with a
mower, manicured with a pan tt clip j
per, and an experienced lawn surgeon ;
should be retairl by the c.ir to re- j
moit water gra- plaintaui lUnde J
Don't you feel good wkea you git out
it a' store where you aearly bought
seraetMn"? Ceaetabie Plum asked Lent
Spain what states he wuz in when he
traveled with a circus, an' Lem said:
HHowd I know? We traveled at sight "
Rise Abeve It.
Anna L. DorschelL
There are times in life when it all
And you fret and struggle and worry
Feeling weak, so weak, when you
should be strong;
Nay, I do not ask you to love It,
But cease your strivings, be calm and
As you listen to reason and not to will :
While I whisper, dear, just a word
If you wish, you. can rise above it.
There are days when life holds only
sorrow and pain.
And your heart grows faint with the
Which beats out of tune on your- eer
While the thing you so madly eovet.
You see your neighbor over the way
Obtain with ease, and yon cease to
But listen, dear, to this word of
If you try, you can rise above it.
Kor love is so great and we are so
There is always plenty for one and all.
In our wilderness will the minun fall.
And to be partakers of it
Is to believe ia word and thought.
Through faith have miracles aH been
So listen, dear, to this word of
Just quietly rise amove It
The Law Of Circles
By Elsie Mc Elroy
EMKRSON has so Impressed circles
upon us that when one can train a
philosophy or creed to take Its
tall in Its mouth and roll about with
both ends fairly meeting. It always
seems the grandest accomplishment.
One woman was saying that she ex
pected to go to Cloudcroft this sum
mer and would of oourse ressodel
that they always remodeled every time
they went up for the summer, general
ly building a new kitchen and turning
the old kitchen Into a bedroom.
The other woman said that it was
like the old fashioned way of buying
a new carpet every 10 years and put
ting it in the parlor, putting the par
lor carpet in the sitting room, the sit
ting room carpet in the dining room,
the dining room carpet In the spare
room, the spare room's into mother's
room, mother's into eldest daughter's,
eldest daughter's into twins. the
twins' into the cook's room and hers
in the trash heap.
"No. indeed," said the first one, "you
have lost a link; the cook's carpet goes
to a factory and Is chewed up into a
new carpet for the parlor and the law
of circles is satisfied."
BY GEORGE FITCH,
Antkor Of "At Gd Ott Swasit,,
hons. ehiek weed, rag weed, wild morn
ing glories, thistles, burdock, milkweed,
dogs, bones, children, and other intruders.
This win naturally leave mm spots
on the lawn. Fresh sod should be
grafted on these spots and all the
operations repeated. There are no good
lawns in this country, because it is not
yet old enough. But in England, where
they have had 900 years or more to work
on them, some of the green swards are
very line indeed, and will be practically
perfect ir- another century or two
Amenci 13 full of beautiful parks
full of vast lawns, which are a nui
sance because they crowd all the peo
ple onto the walks and make standing
1.. 1 llkM nnthin- k.t.
roo uumn . - inwn ii.t- ... ...., .
ter than to die in streaks after it has
been walked upon or looked at too
hard. Uwns. in tact, have pi leticaUy
monopolized our parks and the-- is a
moetnent on foot to "save them taken
up and replaced with green nis
whirh v i'I he cheaper, much more
r-i dy and jut a joodHookrng.
i"VwiI- t't. i. t -T- -. JOBS!.
hatrhet, or week before last's Sunday ,
jupei and who can follow up an kind I