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Tuesday, July Second, 1912.
T WOULD be a shrewd political play for governor Colquitt to send the stata
militia out here on the first sign of need. Nevertheless such an act would
necessarily win general approval, if the Washington government should show
the slightest sign of following the jellyfish policy of last year's battle crisis.
We have more American troops here now than we had last year, but 100 men
would do us as ranch good as 10,000 if their sole business were to protect Mexico
irom invasion and to prevent humane El Pasoans from bringing wounded neighbor
countrymen across the river for surgical attention, while El Pasoans were being
shot down on American soil by bullets fired from Mexico and not a finger being
raised to protect our own citizens from foreign assault
If such a situation should arise this year, one of two things will happen: either
the United States government will protect El Paso, or El Paso will protect herself,
with the aid of the Texas state forces. It is safe to say that, in the present temper
cf the people, El Paso will not sit around for three days and nights waiting and
expecting the Great Father at Washington to come to her aid.
If governor Colquitt -wants to play a little politics by mobilizing the militia
here, on the first suggestion of need, he ought; to have the approval of El Pasoans
regardless of what motive raay actuate him. The firing across the river con
stitutes a foreign invasion of the state's territory, and the state has a perfect
right to resist invasion by every means in its power.
In just straight flying there have been few casualties; most all of the aviators
who have been killed have been engaged in some fancy stunts for the entertain
ment of a rather savagely inclined crowd,' to whom nothing short of imminent
.anger to a performer would seem like
"Doctor" Wilson, they call him in elite university circles. Sure he has a
patent nostrum for every political ilL
Notwithstanding we all get so excited over national, party politics, never for
one moment forget that "a bad alderman will do you a lot more harm than a bad
It is all well enough to talk about
in congress ever heard to advocate reducing the appropriations in behalf of his
own district? It takes money to run the government, and the tariff is the easiest
medicine to take.
Extending Valley Roads
ETITIONS for a bond election for
road down the valley to the lower end of the farming area and if possible
across the county, are being numerously signed. The burden on taxpayers
will not be heavy, and a permanent road, even if of narrow width, is necessary if
the lower part of the county is to be normally developed.
It would be better at this stage to make mileage rather than width; and
expended with this principle in view, the proposed bond issue would go a long
Incidentally, The Herald finds it necessary to call attention to the bad condition
of the present road in many places, and the necessity for constant care. There is
no economy in letting any road go to pieces. A little constant tinkering will keep
a road in condition, but once allowed to go to pieces, nothing short of entire re
surfacing or rebuilding will answer. For example, the Santa Fe trail up the
valley beyond the box canyon is rutty and in very bad shape, though when
built this was a fine piece of Toadway. It has been allowed to go to pieces and
must now be resurfaced. Some parts of the Old Military road down the valley,
especially the lower end, are in bad shape, bumpy and rutty. There is no economy
First, keep Tip the roads we have; then build new ones. But therejs no reason
why we cannot do bsfh at the same time.
Notwithstanding the excellence of the El Paso Herald's Associated Press
leased wire service, this splendid report makes up only a fraction of the total news
service available to Herald readers upon general news matters and southwestern
events. The Herald's special news services alone cost more than the total news
service of any other southwestern newspaper, giving Herald readers practically a
double news service, costing double that of any other southwestern newspaper.
The skill manifested during the Mexican troubles on the border by person;
smuggling ammunition and arms will be turned to account by them after the
revolution to smuggle opium and Chinamen, necessitating the maintaining of a
large force of inspectors on this border for a long time to come. But happy to cay,
they will not be Mexican spies.
The Democrats seem to know what they don't want, even if they don't know
what they do want.
IGID regulations should be enforced
cows in city limits, so as to prevent the accumulation of manure where the
typhoid fly particularly loves to breed and spend his leisure moments.
Every private back yard where a horse or a cow is stabled should be subject to
regular inspection, the cost to be repaid to the city by a special license tax for
the purpose. And public stables should be watched even more carefully.
Experiments in the government stables at Washington have shown that if
manure bs removed each day to a dark closed compartment (ventilated and
screened) of brick or concrete, and the daily layer of sweepings covered each day
with a moderate quantity of cheap plaster or lime, the flies will not breed there
and offensiveness is reduced to a minimum. Moreover the fertilizing qualities of
the material are increased by the treatment, so that when, once a week or so, ire
combined material is removed to the gardens, fields, and tree nurseries, it becomes
a valuable top dressing with no evil possibilities. Sand or earth may be used
where plaster or lime cannot be had.
Some such plan should be adopted here, made effective through municipal ordi
nance and enforced by proper penal measures.
There isn't going to be much more old fashioned enthusiasm over the Demo
cratic nominee this year than there will be over the Republican nominee. Voting
on both sides will be perfunctory, and the result will be determined by the few
million voters who are not bound to any party. The number of non-organization
voters this year is far greater than ever before. And they are not all going to
vote for Roosevelt either, not by a long ways.
Nobody can win this year without New York. All that the Democrats have
got to do to lose the November election is to lose New York.
Maybe if Taft would change his secretary of state now it might help him in
the November election.
t Philadelphia Record.)
It Isn't always egotism that prompts
us to exclaim, "Oh, dear me!"
It is better to cudgel your own
''a.ns than those of another man.
THe average woman's Idea of love
takes the form of quantity rather than
Would you say a woman's conversa
t.un was flowery when she talks
through her bat?
iny joung man can make a name for
t mst-lf. In fact if the police records
. re to be believed, lots of them make
tw- or three.
Tommy "Pop, what Is an egotist?"
1 ,.rinv's Pop "An egotist my son. Is a
ti an who thinks he can form an impar
t a! opinion of himself."
The woman wl o goes to hear a Iec
tr. on "How to make home happy"
t mt tops to consider that she might
fc 'a her object by stamg at home.
Tatterdon Torn "Here's a piece In
tv paper wot s de great trouble wid
C American ptuplu is dey eat too
r v i Hungry Hawkins "Hullv gee1
Ar- people gits paid fer writin' "rings
I ive dat.
their fair money's worth.
reducing the tariff, but was any Democrat
the purpose of extending the Old Military
with reference to keeping horses and
There are times when a busy man
gets lazy and envies the loafers.
If members of 'a man's family love
him, taey will brag on him a good deal.
While a collar button Is frequently
evasive, a bet is the easiest thing to
This Is the season of the year -when
artists are busy putting legs on bathing
Muck rakes don't seem to be digging
quite so deep as they did a few years
If a man works a good deal on his
lawn, he can be a good citizen without
working at the polls.
It is a little difficult to fathom the
affections of a man who kills a woman
because he loves her so.
While leaning to prudery not at all.
we Incline to the belief that one wear
ing a bathine; suit si ould batlie
In handing it to those who can't
come back, remember the manv who
neer nrrive. and you may not feel so
bad about it
" UNCLE WALT'S DENATURED POEM
By Walt Mason.
HEX you have a task ahead,
unwise; it is vain the rag to chew, or to raise a hullabaloo; no one
knows what he can do till he tries. Though the task gives you a pain,
it is idle to complain; spring a grm; do not stall around and
say: "Til do this some other day." Go to work, serene and gay,
and you'll win. They who win the foremost place in the
hustling worldly race are the chaps who go at their work with
a vim, with determination grim; looking not, till eyes grow
dim, for the snaps. At this juncture conies my frau, saying:
"Dinner's ready now come and eat!" If I was a trifling skate
I might well procrastinate, showing to my helpful mate frigid
feet. I might say: '-Oh, what's the use? Yesterday I ate a
goose and cheese; if you wish to please your hub you won't
speak to me of grub; give it to some hungry dub, if you
please." But when duty calls I rise, resolution in my eyes and
my heart; to the table, stern and calm, then I go and eat a
ham, winding tip the meal with jam and a tart. This is aye the
wiser plan; face your dutv like a man do not shrink! If von
stall and hesitate, grumbling at the rules
uu iruu uuiik:
A WOMAN'S iVICTORY
By REV. THOMAS B. GREGORY.
July 1, 1645.
THE ringing victory that Madame
La Tour won over governor
Charnisay, in tho Bay of Fundy
two hundred and sixty-seven years
ago yesterday July 1, " 1645 is still
fresh throughout the old Arcadian
country in the shape of the legends
? over which time seems to have no
By the treaty of St. Germain. 1632,
all Canada was given back to France,
and the great Richelieu made one of
his relatives. Sieur d'Aubrey de Char
nisay, governor of Port Royal Prov
ince. Now, It happened that one Charles
La. Tour. a hardheaded Huguenot, had
established himself at Fort St. Jean
on the opposite side of Fundy Bay,
and betwwen the 'two lords, Charni
say and La Tour, there began at once
a fight to the death. The tide of suc
cess played back and forth, now in
Charnisay's favor and now in La
Tour's, and it was evident that there
was to be no compromise short of one
or the other's annihilation.
Learning from one of his spies that
La Tour was absent from his fort,
Charnisay swooped down upon it like
a cyclone, thinking he would have an
easy time of it with La Tour away.
Of course, he was reckoning without
Madame La Tour, and that was where
he made his big mistake, for, with the
courage and skill of a trained soldier,
Madame took command of her little
garrison of fifty or sixty men and met
the attack with a fury that sent Char
nisay limping back to Port Royal with
splintered decks, twenty mangled
She Can't Get to Liking Libraries
fcby IBRARIES is great things, ain't
I ' they, George?" asked the Man--'
icure Lady. "I think there Is
something awful grand about a library.
There Is so many books there, and all
"I never went into no library," said
the Head Barber, "since I, was a kid.
"The old man had a lot of books at
home, and I used to read some of
them when I had been a bad kid end
was locked in. but since then I don't
know no more about libraries than I
do about the 'inside of a jail."
"Cheer up, George!" said the Mani
cure Lady, sweetly. "Remember that
while there is life there is hope. But
I was starting out to tell you sor. j
thing, Geprge. It seems that Wilfred
has a friend that is a attendant at
the bl library on Fifth avenue, and
the other night the old gent took Wil
fred and me and this library fellow out
for a evening. I don't think father
meant to extend his hospitality outside
of the regular family circle, and he
would just as soon have barred Wil
fred at that, but mother wasn't feel
ing well, so Pa wanted to use up his
four seats. We all went to a sweil
show where Blanche Ring plays some
sort of a Wall street girl, and we
seen Eddie Dunn and had a great visit
and after the show we went over to
one of them Lobster palaces that you
hear so much about and eat so little
In. Father and Eddie Dunn bought
all of the drinks not that Wilfred
wouldn't have bought if he had had
the price and so I suppose the library
attendant figured that it was up to
him to give us some kind of a return
party, so he invites us to tho library.
By ELBERT HUBBARD.
SY person, In any walk of life.
who puts jealousy, hate and fear
out of his life will be distin
guished. All good things shall be his.
They will flow to him.
Power gravitates to the man who
can use it; and love Is the highest
form of power that exists.
If ever a man shall live who has In
finite power he will be found to be one
who has infinite love.
The way to free yourself from dis
cord is not to take a grip on yourself
and strive to be kind not that Just
don't think much about it but lose
yourself in your work. If your intent
Is right your action will be also.
Hell and heaven are not localities
they are states of mind.
Once we thought work a curse; then
it came to us that it was a necessary
evil; and yesterday the truth dawned
upon us that it is a precious privilege.
There Is more joy in useful effort than
in the painstaking avoidance of It
Creeping into the lives of men every
where is the thought that co-operation
is better than competition. We need
each other, and by giving much will re
That old maxim, "Cast they bread
upon the waters," is founded on a stern
psychologic law. Everything we give
out comes back to us. Give out love,
and love returns. To grasp and grab
and seize is to lose.
We are reaching enlightened self
interest And so there is a strong set
ting of the social tide toward useful
effort and the elimination of the para
site. This through the knowledge that
we can thrive through service, and nor.
Kverywhere schools and colleges are
doing things, not merely talking about
them. The education de luxe the edu
cation for show will soon be consigned
to limbus. Alreadv we sar "Timt man
is the be-t educated who is the most
.nd the true test of education!
do not view the same -with dread that's
Wji JSP 1
of fate, we shall find you, soon or late,
corpses upon them, and many wound
ed to the death lying below.
With all the power of France at
his back, Charnisay had been beaten
by a woman the Hugenot wife of the
man whom RIcheliu had outlawed.
Of course, something had to be done
to wipe out the disgrace or he was
ruined, so Charnisay hastened to
France to "explain" matters and to fit
out a new armament.
By 1647- he was back at Port Royal,
and, learning that La Tour was again
absent from his stronghold, he hurried
across the bay to make his attack. It
was a fact that La Tour was away,
but Madame La Tour was in command,
and again she beat her powerful ad
versary at every point
Charnisay stood face to face with
his second defeat at the hands of a
woman. And then the scoundrel re
sorted to a lying strategem. He of
fered the most generous terms pro
vided the garrison would surrender,
and to prevent further bloodshed
Madame La Tour took him at his word
and opened the gates of the fort.
Rushing In, Charnisay forgot all about
his sacred promise and decreed the
death of every man In the fort.
Madame La Tour, with a halter about
her neck, was forced to witness the
execution of one after another of every
one of her soldiers and the experi
ence drove her mad. A few weeks
later she died a raving maniac
Chanisay was now supreme, but for
only a little while did his "glory" last
In 1650 an Indian, maddened by the
governor's brutality, pushed him from
a boat into the old waters of Fundy
bay and he sank to rise no more. The
vile treachery of Fort St Jean was
rewarded. Madame La Tour was
Half as Much as "Dear Old Coney.'
"It was a grand treat Gebrge. He
and father and Wilfred ' roamed
around among them books like a lot
of care-free children. The old gent
had what cynical folks call a hold
over, and on the way downtown he
had went into three places to tele
phone, so you can see he was equipped
fine to look at the backs of a lot 01
grand hooks. We must have seen tho
backs of twenty thousand books,
George. Some of them had their titles
printed on the backs. You could react
them just as plain!
"There was one .swell set there that
I would like to have took home with
me if I had a dray. It was can
bon's Rise and Fall of the Roman Em
pire.' Who was Gibbons, George
some baseball writer?"
"No," replied the Head Barber. "Gib
bons is a middleweight prize fighter,
and you can take it from me that he
is a. bearcat He can hit as hard as
Ben Speer. and he is almost as fast
on his feet as Yonk Sullivan.
"Oh, you are thinking abou.t a dif
ferent kind of man altogether," said
the Maincure Lady. "Gibbons the
writer is the uian I mean. It's funny
that a baseball fan like yon don't know
the man that wrote the 'Rise and Fall
of the Roman Empire.'
"And there was a lot of other swell
books, too. There was the Waverly
Place novels, by Sir Walter Goldsmith,
and the complete works of Charles By
ron and lord Dickens, to say nothing
of a lot of smaller writers that I never
took no time to read. But all tho time
I was wishing I was down to Coney.
Some old guy wrote something once
about the wonderful beauty of books,
hut give me Coney Island when it is lit
up at night"
will He in its possessor's ability to
Do not go out of your way to do
good, and it will radiate. You do not
have to bother about it any more than
you need to trouble about your diges
tion. Do not be disturbed about saving
your soul. It will certainly be saved
if you make it worth saving.
Do your work. Think the good. And
the evil, which is a negative condition,
shall be swallowed up by the good.
THE HERALD i
(All communications aiu:: near the
signature of the writer- but the nama
will not b published wbero such a ra
quest Is mad').)
BOOKER ASD THEODORE.
Editor :E1 Paso Herald: Did Booker
T. Washington eat luncheon with
Roosevelt In his office or In the dining
room of the White House?
(At the time of the Incident Roose
velt's secretary gave out the statement
that the luncheon was served In the
president's office as an Incident to a
business conversation. In a recently
published book. Booker T. Washington
says that he ate In the dining room
at the White House with the family
TRAIN" IUjXS INTO TIES
AND THROWS THE3I PROM TRACK
Albany, Ills., July 2. The Southwest
Limited train on the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St Paul railroad, traveling 60
miles an hour, struck a pile of tics
placed on the tracks with the evident
intention or wrecking the train last
-.--,..... ....! i uiiir mil v Ltit lira 1 jum
the tiack. and was badly damaged,
fillinnft I liT-nn. It . -
EVOLUTION OF MUSIC SINCE 1400
TO BE SHOWN IN BRILLIANT PAGEANT
Music Committees of Women's Federation Secure Pianos for Many Public
Schools Memphis a Musical Center.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIN.
AN FRANCISCO, CaL, July 2. Mu
sical standards of the General Fed
eration of Women's clubs always
have been of the highest and the work
under its music committee has had
no small influence in elevating the
musical standards of the na'.lon. A
feature of the program of the biennial
convention at San Francisco will be
tbe work of the musical committee.
This consists of a brilliant musical en
tertainment which will be given in the
theater building of the university of
California at Berkely, as a part of the
entertainment, while the biennial is
being entertained there. The plan con
sists of a musical pageant represent
ing the evolution of music since the
The musical members of tbe General
federation are in a way affiliated with
the National Federation of Musical
clubs, which is modeled closely upon
the line of the larger organization, al
though the organizations are separate
and distinct Both are active in pro
moting interest In a distinctly Ameri
can music and in securing a higher
standard of musical taste by placing
really good music within reach of all
classes of people. The General federa
tion has under its control a number of
musical scholarships which provide for
advanced musical education at the best
musical centers of the country and the
establishment of a foreign scholarship
to be awarded by competitive examina
tion, similar to that of the English
scholarship in London, to the American
girl giving best evidence of musical
ability. The plans for this scholarship
are not yet fully matured, but it will
be discussed at the present biennial
and steps taken to secure the neces
sary funds through the musical clubs
of the different states.
Prizes For Beat Work.
A number of prizes for original mu
sical compositions have been awarded
by the federated club women of" the
country and competitions for prizes for
an orchestral work and symphony are
now open. The first prize is 500 and
the second is S300. There are thrp
students' prizes and one of $50 for the
best cantata for women's voices. This
competition will close Sept 1 and no
manuscripts will be received after Aug.
1. During the past year 12,000 has been
raised and appropriated for prizes for
original composition by the federated
musical clubs. The competitions are
open only to native Americans.
Memphis a Music Center.
Memphis, Tenn., has been the center
or muca musical activity largely
through the effort of Mrs "Vnnnlonn
Hill, who built a handsome women's
club house and has been on the board
of managers of the National Federation
of Musical clubs since its organization
and which still makes Memphi3 its
headquarters. There are several musi
cal clubs in Memphis which are leading
in the musical activities of the country.
A systematic program for seven
years' work has lately been issued for
the benefit of the clubs which wish to
undertake serious and systematic mu
sical study. It is so arranged that any
year's work may be taken singly if
desired. During the first year one
day's program is devoted to the dem
onstration of each of the following sub
jects: harmony, musical form, the de
velopment of the piano, the elementary
history of music, methods of teaching
the voice, the distinctive features In
the oratorio, the orchestra, and orches
tral Instruments. The second year Is
devoted to advanced history of music
and it is recommended that the clubs
illustrate It as much a nnsslhlo h-u-
t musical selections from different pe-
"" -m mis connection tne musical
entertainment of the biennial conven
tion will be suggestive. The third year
is devoted to the study of the music of
all of the European nations excepting
Germany, and the fourth, fifth and
s.xth years have programs connected
entirely with the development of Ger
man music The seventh year is to
be filled by a study of the literary
works of all of the famous composers
i the world. While a large number
of clubs have already undertaken to
adopt this entire plan of study, it will
be modified in most of them, but the
Influence of such a methodical arrange
ment of study on the part of the mu
sically inclined women it Is felt will
be helpful in many indirect ways.
Secure Pianos For SchoolH.
Club women are always interested
in the impro-ement of the public
schools and the musical clubs are ac
tive In many directions for the pur
pose. Many schools owe their pianos
to the beneficence of the club women
of the town and they are always ready
to endorse any movement looking to
wards the provision for proper musical
instruction In the schools. The St Ce-
iii sucieiy oi urano Rapids, Mlch
has lately given attention to the selec
tion of music specially adapted to chil
dren's voices. Under the auspices of
the club a special choir of 300 chil
dren's voices has been trained and It
has given several public appearances
in connection with anniversary cele
brations. In this connection attention
Is being plven to the danger of inter
fering with the regular school work
of the children, and all these musical
affairs are planned with the coopera
tion of the teachers, the hnarri nt Qu
estion and the superintendent of
schools, and they are made simple so
as to be really helpful in the all around
development of the children.
The club women are active in every
city in providing as many free musica'l
programs as possible and niton ,-
active In the selection of the music for
auuu programs, concerts by the mu
nicipal bands In the public parks are
often secured largely through the In-
f luence of club . women, and these are
supplemented frequently by other mu
sical entertainments. The musical sec
tion of a Chicago club has a fund witn
which it provides musical programs in
different sections of the city for the
benefit of the people of different
nationalities. The e are Italian
programs in the Italian quarter
German programs in the German quar
ter and a special Hungarian band
each winter was engaged to give three
concerts in their native music to an
audience of Hungarians living in the
vicinity of one of the big meat pack
Concerts In Alms Houses.
Most of the musical clubs have phil
anthropic sections through which they
arrange to provide music for many who
wuold otherwise have little of It in
their lives. Several clubs in Tennessee
arrange to give Thanksgiving day and
Christmas concerts to the inmates of
the country almshouses, the asylums
for the aged and other places of refuge
for the unfortunate. The programs for
these concerts are selected with great
care and the old melodies which appeal
to those who have had no opportunity
for musical development are included.
Other clubs in different cities some
times arrange to visit prisons and pen
itentiaries and provide musical treats
for the prisoners.
The evolution of the player piano
has been a matter much discussed in
the musical clubs. At first these
musical instruments were frowned
upon, but as they developed in perfec
tion their many good qualities became
apparent Women who had all of their
lives felt the lack of music in their
homes found this a means of supplying
it The fact that from the beginning
the selections of really good musical
composers were obtainable in the rolls
and records made these mechanical
musical devices of real educational val
ue and the club women were quick to
recognize the fa. t Now there Is a
movement throughout the country to
place these instruments in the public
schools and many club women are for
nanling it. In Boston anil in Philadel
phia. Mtial large public si liool build-
, inas hae been iiuippcd with player
pianos by the contributions of the
women's clubs, and In schools' where
they have been provided by the school
authorities the women's clubs supple
ment tho musical supply by additional
contributions. Now the use of the
player j.iano Is becoming sufficiently
frequent to merit some censorship over
the con-positions which are suitable
to public sc-nools, and several clubs in
the federation are making a study of
this mutter. The effect of music upon
certain temperaments is well under
stood and there are certain classical
compositions of acknowledged musleal
value which have been found to have
an exciting effect upon the nervous or
ganizations of some children. Conse
quently the music to be selected for
use by the player piano In the public
school should be of the simple pastoral
type. Within a few months suggestive
lists of compositions of this nature
will be available for all of the women's
In Musical Boston.
In Boston many musical programs
have been arranged for people who
could not otherwise have enjoyed them
through the cooperation of several
women's clubs with the students of
the numerous schools of music in that
city. The club women provide the hall
and invite the audiences and the stu
dents provide the programs which al
ways Include their choicest selections.
These concerts have been numerous
during the past year and have been
greatly appreciated. The musical
clubs of St Louis unite in one free
concert of fine music each year, which
is given in one of the city churches
and for which tickets are carefully
distributed among people who will be
most appreciative of them.
Tomorrow Women's Club Work. In
Domestic Science and for Pure Food.
rf ears Ago To
From The Herald Of
Sam French came down Sunday from
Passenger traffic Is reported rathe,
light on all roads.
Judge Hf.rper is leaving today for
Kentucky and points farther east
T. H. Springer and his son went over
the Santa Fe this morning to Chicago.
The county court met today and
started in on a pretty heavy docket
Judge Harper disposed of a good many
Charles F. Comstock, well known to
business men in El Paso, is in the city.
Mr. Comstock now resides in Arizona.
He was formerly in business here with
H. B. Stevens.
Still that plaza fountain has not been
fixed and the water in it is really bad
enough to give the 'gaters' typhoid
fever If it is let stay there very much
The boys of the town who are bicycle
enthusiasts had a lot of fun last after
noon in a big hare and hound game
on bicycles. This Is thg first time that
game has ever been played here
Deputy collector Bovee leaves El
Paso today for Pecos and a good manv
of the small towns in his district tb
Inform all merchants as to their duty
In regard to the new revenue law
tt.. ,llock. who has been with the
White Qflks road In the capacity of
conductor ever since the road started,
was in town yesterday. He looks to
Alamogordo as a coming great city.
The social club of El Paso will give
a little impromptu dance at the court
house tomorrow night These dances
are very popular with the young folks
and all who attend them have a most
A. Kaplan, who lives on North Stan
ton street had a hammock solen out
?ii?iSro?t yard Sunday night be
tween the hours of 12 and 6 o'clock in
the morning. The thief was in such
ahurr y that he did not wait to untie
cu? t"hePm! y Wh'Ch " Was swun- b"t
PREFER PRISON TO
LOSING THEIR DOG
Rather than have their little de shot,
Jane Doe and her father. Manuel Rai
lJZ, i"611, , W! MwidaT afternoon,
fcoledad Alcala. who asserted she was
bitten bv the dog Mondav mornin-,
swore out' a complaint against Jane
? for keepiiur a vicious doe. Mounted
o?fr Nw rer wa df tailed to rake the
arrest. He found the defendant in the
Zr i-M, j on,?-fc " intersection
of Fifth and Park streets, and placed
her under arrest When Bai-ozo dis
covered what was transpirinir he rushed
out of the house. Slapping himself on
tho ehest, he said to the officer : "You
cannot arrest rnv daughter." It is
chanred he otherwise interferred with
the policeman. The officer told tbeni
if thev would kt him shoot their do"
t LJ?Ufld "? mJk " "-ests. This
Wfc Iv'T?..0 da The resul ws at
both the father and daughter were taken
to the polu-e station. The father was
charged with having interferred with an
Otficeri and fke rfa,nl.o. ...:n v. i-.i
this afternoon on the charze of keepin? I
(Copyright, 1912, by
THt skyrocket is a quarter mile roar
with a. thimbleful of bark at the
end of it. In the first it re
sembles the earnest younj; candidate for
cpnsress durinjr his campaicn ad in
the latter it strongly suzzeats the dis
turbance which the candidate makes
when he reaches the said congress.
I he skyrocket has a larse, handsome
head stuffed with disturbance and tied
to a lone stick. The stick is not hand
some and contributes neither to the
noise nor the display. But it always
cpmes back to earth. This is all of the
skyrocket that returns. A skyrocket
leaves the earth with a roar like a con
testing delegation demandiiur its rijrhts
and returns with soft "punk" like the
same delesration landing outside the
hall after it has met the committee.
The skyrocket is fired from a long'
trough. In this it also represents a few
politicians. But here the resemblance
ends. The rocket leaves willingly. With
a tremendous "whoo-o-osh" it leaps into
the skv leaving a long trail of sparks be
hind it like a college freshman. At the
height of 1.000 feet it is a thing of
glorv and is viewed by all with "ohV
and "ah's." Then it bursts and goes out
of business like an oil well company
after the capital stock has been all sub
scribed. The stick returns, however, sis we
have remarked. Tlie stick doesn't i.iake
any noie about leturninj-. bu !o it
in an earnest an ! uniformly .Rvi-.ful
manner, usually neleoting some innocent
bystander for a landing place. A good
sized rocket "tick can hit a prominent
citi7pn hack of the oat a'ul render him
cntircli U3eles c.ept to tac b-'nefki-
Nothin' makes a feller feel as inde
pendent as havin' two er three dollars
over bein' married. Em. Moon an her
man have been married two years t'mor
row. Don't it beat all how some folks
seem t' jist be made for each other?
My little boy has learned a lot since
first he started off to school:
Much that 1 have forgot he has but
lately learned by rule.
I once knew how to parse, but now tho
knack has somehow gone from me:
He fairly chews the grammar up; he
knows the whode thing to a T:
Sometimes he is inclined, I fear, to look
upon me with disdain.
But still I come in handy here I earn
the pleasures that we gain.
I cannot name the boundaries of Burma
He does It with the greatest ease, and
proudly shows me that he can;
He works out problems that I shun, al
though I could have solved them
Sometimes I more than half suspect
that he regards me as a dunce.
Perhaps I might go back and learn if
I had fewer dally cars.
But, after all, 'tis I that earns the fool
he eats, the clothes he wears.
My little boy Is learning fast while I
forget year after year;
The records of the misty past t me so
vague, to him aro clear;
He writes a better hand than I. his let
ters are more plainly made;
He spells words that I cannot spell
without the dictionary's aid;
He is inclined sometimes, I fear, to
think my boyhood was misspent;
But still I come In handy here; I foot
the bills and pay the rent
Chicago Record Herald
MORE THAN 30,000
SEAMEN ON STRIKE
Fourteen Steamship Lines
Are -Badly Cnpplsd,
New York. N. T., July ;. Long
shoremen yesterday augmented the
ranks of the striking seamen who are
fighting the coastwise steamship lines
for higher wages and recognition of
the union. According to union lead
ers more tbar S0.0M 'all told have
struck. 10.000 of them in New York
and vicinity. The men claim that
fourteen steamship lines are badly
crippled. Employers, on the other
hand, say that aside- from some deliy
in the departure of vessels, they are
suffering no serious inconvenience.
Six thousand longshoremen are said to
be out in New York and vicinity.
The strikers have a tug boat and
two launches in which they cruise
about the bay appealing to strike
breakers to quit work and join the
CONFIDENCE IN" CLARK
Passes Resolution Declaring
the Speaker Honorable
Washington. D. C. July 2. In ans
wer to attacks upon speaker Clark in
the Baltimore sonvention. the house
adopted a resolution announcing its
entire faith in its presiding oi?cer.
The resolnton offered by a Republcan.
Representatve Austin, of Tennessee,
"The members of this house regard
less of politics, express their full con
fidence in the honor, integrity and
patriotism of the presiding officer of
this house. the honorable Champ
It was passed unanimously. ReDub-
licans and Democrats applauding.
Author Of "At Good Old Siwash"
aries of his life insurance.
It was ever thus. The rocket goes
up with a loud roar and merely bores a
hole in the self-mending robe of night.
The silent unostentatious stick returns
to earth and caves in a citizen with no
fuss whatever. Rocket sticks should
not be allowed to travfl at night with
out numbers ami HgM fore and aft.
Thev are no better 'han automobiles
and should get no f.'.r.
The Fourth of Julv would not be so
1-eautiful without the skvwvket. On the
other hand, manv an innoiont man who
h.is trie,! to hold a skyrocket in his
hand and pat it on the head as it strug
gled to esc.ip would le twice as beauti
ful aftern.ird if the blamed things lul
neir been inentej.