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Editorial and Magazine Page
First Inning, Three Out
HE HERALD presents its sincerest
the manner in which the differences at Baltimore were composed and the
party got together for Wilson. Truly there is far more honor in being
nominated in such a fashion, than in the way Taft's nomination was put through
at Chicago. Taft's is an empty honor, carrying no popular endorsment for him
self or his administration, but being the result solely of a desire of half the Re
publican party to keep the organization intact and to resist assaults of the ex
treme radicals. Wilson's on the other hand, is far more valuable as a popular
demand, by reason of the long fight and the final victory, than if he had been
chosen on the first or fifth ballot.
The way m which Wilson's vote steadily and gradually increased, and other
candidates were deserted or withdrew in his favor, makes it clear that Wilson
is the deliberate and honest choice of a majority of the party over all opponents.
Despite the fierce fight made against him by the Clark people, forced by Hearst
and the old-line bosses of the state machines, Wilson stands today as the real
candidate of a party, as contrasted with Taft, candidate of a faction. Taft is
officially the candidate of the "regular" Republican party, but the opposition to
Taft and his administration, if a correct poll could be had, would be found to
extend through at least half of the Republican party, and possibly a majority.
In other words, the Republican party today is split wide open, with little hope
of a reunion, while the Democratic party, torn as it unquestionably is by actlon
alism, is nevertheless more surely compacted for offence and defence than the
Republican T?arty is. If it were not that general conditions in the country as a
whole, make for Republican success in spite of the party disaster, there would be
no question about the election of Wilson. But Wilson must carry New York in
order to win, and it is extremely doubtful if he can do that. And it is not a Demo
cratic year. It is a radical year all right, but it is not a Democratic year. Radical
ism will reform, if it does not wreck, the Republican party.
Now as a matter of fact, Taft himself is inclined to depart from' outgrown
traditions in many things, but he has surrounded himself with men of another
mind, and he has been too easily swayed. Taft is personally honest and virtuous,
and if he were stronger he would have made a very different record of four .years
and would be certain of reelection. He has been damned by his fool friends, and
if he loses out, he will have his own weakness of will to blame, and nothing else.
Taft is not morally weak, or politically in serious error, but he has not had the
will power or the political training and experience to fit him to make a powerful
and efficient executive. Roosevelt was not far wrong when he said Taft had all
the material to make an admirable subordinate, but lacked the qualities of mas
terly leadership. Roosevelt himself is masterly to the point of arrogant dictator
ship, but that very quality has evidently endeared him to a very large proportion
of the American people, who, in the last analysis, really love to be bossed and
demand a ruler, not a servant, in. the white house.
Wilson Will he be able to fulfil this insistent demand for a war-lord? Will
he rule, or serve? "The people" are demanding a. ruler. They rather despise a
servant And they are apt to believe that a president of the servant type will be
more likely to serve the bosses than "the people." If Roosevelt had been nominated
at Chicago, he would without a shadow of doubt, have swept the country. As a
third party candidate, he has little chance; perhaps he will even declare for Wilson
and step aside. That is really the normal, natural thing to happen. The Roose
veltians belong with the Wilson party drop the names Republican and Democratic
it you can for a moment, and consider the motives actuating the candidates. The
Rooseveltians stand for all Wilson stands for, -and regardless of old party lines,
every Rooseveltiac, believing as he does, will most reasonably cast his lot with
the Wilson party, no matter what the party emblem or the party name may be.
If Roosevelt persists in his third party plans, he will withdraw much support
from Taft; but Wilson will still poll the Bryan vote. Roosevelt cannot win the
Bryan Democratic vote in large quantity, now that Wilson, a consistent and faith
ful Rooseveltian without the third term objection or the dictatorial record, is the
unanimous candidate of a powerful national organization which will go practically
solidly for him except in New York state.
A whole lot of honest people in this country feel genuinely sorry for Taft;
they give him credit for being a decent, honest, honorable, virtuous, learned, wise,
conservative, and well meaning man and with the last epithet they damn him.
Taft means well, and in saying that, his best apologists imply that he has failed
in many ways to make good. And they are sorry for him, softening their con
demnation, and seeming rather to lament his incapability and his. failure to rise
to the demands of the presidency.
Somehow, we cannot help fearing that Wilson might prove much the same
sort, without Taft's judicial temperament. Wilson has said of himself in sub
stance that he is a single track raiiway, his mind running in narrow channels, look
ing toward efficiency rather than wide inclusion. This trait may make an execu
tive of him, but'ons'a impression, gained from reading Wilson's campaign speeches
and political writines since Christmas, is that Wilson is rather a doctrinaire, with
a pill or a nostrum for every ill, but no
people at large who lorm tne mass or mis nation.
We know Roosevelt, how he acts and what he would do. He is a fighter of a
rather savage type, utterly intolerant of differences of opinion, consumed with
his own egotism, and not particular about the methods he uses to gain his ends;
ambitious to the danger point, though not self seeking in any sordid, evil, or dis
honest way. Roosevelt marks out his line of what he thinks is right, and follows
that line totally regardless of consequences and heedless of advice unless from in
timate personal friends and sworn allies. This is not necessarily an undesirable
trait, but the fact must be understood in order to interpret his character and
understand the things he does and the way he does them. He has all the manner
of a hereditary monarch and a dictator believing himself to be truly inspired of
God, and earnest to the verge of fanaticism. But he wills to bend other would-be
dictators or bosses to his ends; and he brooks no interference by "the people" or
anybody else when he is working out a scheme. "The people" to him are mere
pawns in the game, and his declarations of a desire to "serve" them are the merest
pretence. He believes that he knows better than anybody else what is best for
"his people," and he does not purpose to be balked in his plans for human better
ment and national progress by any of his subjects.
Taft is firm enough in many things, but he does not clearly see consequences.
He wavers, and is soft and yielding when uncompromising determination is needed,
and he has-been most unfortunate in his chosen advisers. He has been loth to
cast overboard the Jonahs of his administration, and the sailors have become
peevish. He thinks out loud, and changes his mind in full view of the audience,
yhich is never a popular thing to do, and creates suspicion as to the granite
quality of any executive. He has often spoken rashly, and has been forced to
apologize and retract He has not manifested the magnetic quality that makes
Z3 a. 1.... ..J .IiSIa ..... raraa.f fTW Iava TtfTvi dn faxrrar linarefgnil
him. At no (time has he manifested a national viewpoint, but has been restrictetjrj
m his horizons, so that some sections of the country have never felt that th'ey
could count on a sympauieuc neanng nom ami. -lius may ue iu u me -jtftuai
facts, and yet it is an impression that has become all but universal
Wilson is comparatively an unknown. Time will demonstrate wht his ca
pacity is. Four months of active campaigning will give him ample opportunity to
make fatal errors and betray hopeless weaknesses, of to demonstrate" his sterling,
qualities of leadership nay, of rulership, for rulership. is what 'the' people" are
really demanding, though they would indignantly resent the suggestion; each in
dividual wants a type of leader who will serve him and rule li others. And this
i"! a bit of political wisdom that has filtered down through Plato and Aristotle,
Marcus Aurphus and Epictetus, JHaccfliaveiii ana xnomas jcarlyle, and will be ap
proved in essence by mayor Kelly, Zach Cobb, Braulio Hernandez, Dan Jackson,
C R Morehead, Joe Nealon, Gen. Terrazas, W. Cooley-'Tom Catron, Dick Burges, t
governor Hunt Gifford Pinchot, J. Pierpont Liorga Francisco Madero, Castulo '
lerrera, and every other man wno nas
Y, tried to become a doss, stooa oemna tae throne or greatness, Duttea a
i" tried to realize an ideal, or sought special favors from public officials. '
ich individual wants a type of leader
ine iniec uauuiuoxca ui ua mc
os have not a lash long enough
ede is imminent Un witri
kifree beer m Chihuahu.
democratic repubiy the
le trodaess oi vjberty!
-sua family in which
-aiJs snow up as wen as
, decorates with jewelry.
La. : -r superstitions, but snail
Sn-c tj regard finding a dollar
c thia fin a loose horseshoe.
Wh le people may not blame a man's
".iy i.or his cussedness, taere is no
'"ying that the family suffers for It
Next to millinery bills, nothing
' aciifs a. man such a lesson in the
ommercial value of style as an effort
to sell his old clothes-
Its perhaps true that jobr parents J
are a mue siow, ana you 11 oe tne
oame some day.
Kxperience may be a good teacher,
but just the same you had better send
our children to school.
It is easy to sell mining stock to the
man who mistrusts the banks.
So many men think their mere asser
tions are arguments.
compliments to the Democratic party for
very vital touch with the pulse of the
ever neia fftce, sought office, bossed a
wnau serve him and rule all others.
jaii J. ail, .Itooseveit, 01 rriisimr J.ne .
Jf reach, this year. The team is milling, '
the dance: let iov be unconnned. The
This United States, be it not forgotten.
model for all the world in self govern-
devotes a oaee in a Sundav paper to
"havi'Ag touched the lowest depths with the turkey
dance joyously with the sunbeams and
"When in donbt it's a good idea to
close ycur face.
The first thing many a man with a
new automobile runs into is debt.
The woman who powders looks with
contentment upon the one who paints.
With the possible exception of her
tongue, a. woman can usually hold her
One way to insult a man who offers
you a job lot of free advice is not
to take It.
A pretty girl is apt to remind a man
of a bee suggesting either honey or
Always let your wife buy your ties.
She knows just the kind that will
queer you with other women.
The most important part of a man's
postscript is the letter With a woman
it's the other way round.
UNCLE WALTS DENATURED POEM
By Walt Mason.
THE lion hearted Richard in happy days of yore, was wont to butcher people
and wade in crimson gore; he looked around for victims, his hand on battle
ax, and when he ran across them he calmlv broke their backs. He's been
the gaudy hero of scores of rattling books; old men have told
about him in winter inglenooks; and even yet the minstrel
about his glory sings but no one e'er accused him of doing
useful things. Had Richard stayed in England and buckled
down to tacks; had he sworn off on bloodshed and pawned
his battle-ax, and tried to give his people a half way decent
reign, he would not be the hero of bughouse poet's strain; his
bones would lie a-orumbling among forgotten kings our heroes
are not people who do the useful things. Today we make an
idol of him who wields his jaws; the man of tinkling cymbals
is given the applause; if he goes forth and bellows for this or
that reform, Me call him lion hearted, an oak tree in the
storm, a bulwark of the nation, a David with his shngs
we ncer want a hero who does the useful things. The men
who build the cities and make the deserts Monm: thi mon
whose busy fingers attend the mill and loom; who send the slaps of commerce
across the vasty deep; who toil to further science when others are asleep; who
rob the hills of riches, the quarries of their stone; these go their way obscurely,
their names to fame unknown, while we -applaud the fakir for whom the welkin
rings our heroes are not people who do the useful things.
THE SNAKE CHARMER
By Inglls Allen.
I a I HE long-, lighted tram sweeps
awiiuy up inrgugn me mgnt ana
the little man waiting on the
curb by my side, deftly extinguishes
his cigaret against his coat sleeve
and mounts the step before me.
I enter and seat myself by the door,
idly noting that the car Is empty save
for a huge male form sprawling In the
corner at the further end. Opposite
me the little man has closed his weary
eyes. For my own part I fall to watch
ing through the crawling market carts,
with their huddled drivers as one by
one we overtake and leave them
A touch on my elbow disturbs my
contemplations. I turn to find that the
large man ahs vacated his corner, and
is leaning confidentially towards me.
'"Ere," he observes with a myster
ious air "I want to speak to you."
He is a very large man indeed, in
whom the absence of a collar is made
the more noticeable by a high colored
flannel shirt open at the heck. He has
twisted himself in his seat so as to
face me, and with sudden disquietude, I
make the discovery that the breast of
his shirt is undulating with the) move
ments of some live body beneath It
"With triumphant eyes fixed on mice,
he inserts his hand beneath the gar
ment and, withdrawing it impressively,
holds up a particularly repulsive look
ing snake for my inspection.
Tm always doin' this," he remarks
with delight. Mm an me's pals. Teddy
I call 'Im. After my wife's fatheV."
I express my satisfaction at this
highly sociable state of affairs and at
the same time the conductor makes his
He accepts a coin mechanically from
the semi-somnolent man opposite, his
'gaze straying curiously over hfe
shoulder towards my -neighbor.-
The latter; overjoyed at his attention,
persuades the snake to further vagaries.
"I'm always doin' this," he explains
with the same delight. "Teddy 'Is
name is. He sleeps with me at night."
The conductor grins.
My neighbor falls to carressmg his
snake again Soon he leans forward,
and with a push at the knee arouses
the little man opposite from his slum
bers. The latter regards his perform
ance for a while in stolid silence.
"That ain't nothin" " he observes, and
closes his eyes again.
Attention is diverted by the entrance
of two new passengers, a young gentle
man in. rather wide trousers and a
yjoung lady in a Tery narrow skirt. At
a glance my neighbor marks them
down as his prey. He rises. lurches
across the tram, and seats himself!
besides them. With a beaming smfj!
ie juio biic ziicitvG uuuuKii na pciina-
ance for their benefit the palrgatch-
wMm0 jMjXTlJiT;1 y 1 wllir ir - m lliililili rall
Courtesy of Life.
In the nine years a total of 39,129 peopl
in the celebrations of the Fourth of July.
The Herald's Daily
ing him with marked apprehension.
"Teddy, I call him." he observes af
fably. -I'm always doin' this."
The information seems in no way re
arsaring to his audience, who remain
watchfully silent. Suddenly he with
draws the snake from his shirt and
holds it toward the young man.
"Try 'im yerself," he suggests gen
erously. "I've no objection. Put 'Im
down jour neck, mate."
There is a sudden scuffling sound as
the young lady rises precipitately and
moves to the further end of the car.
Her escort, about to follow, is detained
Dy a huge hand upon his sleeve.
"E won't hurt yer. Put "im down
your neck, boss. Tou ought to get used
to that sort of thing, yer know."
It is evident that the young man has
no sense of this duty to himself; by a
sharp movement he frees his arm, and
with such dignity as he can muster
joins his companion at the further end.
The snake-charmer remains looking
after him with an outraged stare.
Meanwhile the tram has stopped, and
there has been an Influx of passengers.
The conductor, ahput to ring the bell,
suddenly observes the huge figure at
tVin atwI 1
'"Ere you!" he
cries. "You wanted
The snake-charmer turns hastily
and stumbles down the car Suddenly
he stops and feels tentatively about
te upper part of his body.
'"Art a moment!" he exclaims anx
iously "Wot's become o' Teddv?'
The passengers glance up with mlldj
...- .at. -..; ikui ui iuc ruuuc ex
peditiously and peer about them in ap
prehension. The snake-charmer has
gone to the seat lately vacated by him,
now occupied by a respectable old lady
of sedate aspect.
The lady, evidently hard of hearing,
looks about her Inquiringly. The
snake-charmer raises his voice.
It's my snake." he explains. !'
miiiiv you must oe silling on im.
With a bloood curdling shriek t'-fe
i lady shoots from the seat like a F'rne
irom a catapult. The new passazigers
rise In a panic, and convulsively shake
skirts or trousers. lJt
"You an your snaker grumbles the
conductor from thttep "Think we're
goin to wait aU. Why, what's that?"
All eyes followed the conductor's
finger, poInUhg towards the snake
charmer sjjfet From one of the legs
of his tapusers a flat evil head has
emergj0rand, curling upwards, Is dart
ing arfBrked tongue into space. With
ajlpJud smile he stoops, and drawing
lgrth his pet replaces It in the breast
Hot his hirt and steps out into the road.
The conductor tugs the cell im
patiently, and we move on.
The passengers resume their seats.
"THE GLORIOUS FOURTH.' A
OF INDEPENDENCE DAY IN AMERICA.
by Journal of the American Medical Association).
, 183 3,986
164 ' 4,249
.163 ' 5.460
the equivalent of over thirty
1912, How many are to be slaughteredi
DOMESTIC SCIENCE A DOMINANT
FEATURE OF WOMAN'S CLUB WORK
Club Women Realize and Emphasize the- Truth of Assertion That Woman's
First Duty Is In the Home.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIK.
SAN FRANCISCO. Calif.. July 3.
Long years before the General
federation was formed or even
thought of, a prominent woman, speak
ing before a body of earnest club
women interested in self Improvement,
said. "Let it never for a moment be
f rgotten that a club woman's first
duty is to her home. No outside work
can ever niaJte up for the neglect of
home duties." Despite many assertions
to the contrary, the spirit of this
statement has always been the key
note of women's club efforts, so it
follows that while civics, education
and other matters have been seeming
ly most popular, there has never been
a time when domestic science in Its
broadest sense was not a dominant
feature in the club work of the women
of eTery state.
The changes in industrial conditions
have wrought changes In the home
life of every family and therefore do
mestic science, household economics or
whatever other term is applied to
home making, had first to take into
consideration the application of mod
ern conditions to the demands ofthe
family many of these demands being
in a fluid state of evolution. With the
coming of higher educational aavan
tages for women there came temporari
ly a distaste for many things domes
tic Mothers took a pride in, the In
tellectual attainment of their' daugh
ters and neglected to train them for
caring for their future families. Then.
too, when women were forced into
wage earning positions they had not
always the opportunity to prepare for
home making. The result of this neg
lect has become apparent in the pres
ent generation and the club women are
quick to profit by the lesson. Now
the pendulum is swinging towards tha
middle again and, while the girls are
being liberally educated In every cho
sen calling, the fact is not lost sight
of that every woman, at some period
of her life, is likely to have a home to
care for, so a preparation for this is
being made a part of her education.
Besides this, the domestic science work
of the clubs aims to help the women
who did not receive instruction In
home making before marriage to use
all means possible for Increasing the
comfort of their families.
Helps All "Working Clubs.
The General Federation of Women's
clubs extends a Helping hand to every
club working along any line of domes
tic science. There are many lectures
upon this subject suited to the differ
ent needs of the individual clubs.
Some of them consist of practical, con
cise information upon everyday sub
jects which help untrained housewives
to provide better food and clothing and
more comfort for their families and to
spend less money in doing so. For the
women who hare mastered this ele
mentary part of the work there- are
courses in the chemistry of food, InkbuUit-ghall not beso-a m8"th longer.
ndrjinPAf! iriAfla In hnmp fnrnlninf?rl .,-.ix-,f-..,-i - it,.-.
advanced ideas in home furnishing?
and kindred topics. The lessons ad
vocated by club women 'are always
suited to the needs of be people to
whom they are presented. For in
stance cooking lessons for the wives
of men on a small salary will not
contain rerfpes -for making a cake
calling for a dozen eggs, but it may
give simple directions for making one
that is both good and wholesome ' re
quiring two or three eggs.
W&en It Is considered that 90 percent
of all that people earn Is spent for
food, clothing or shelter the import
ance of securing the maximum value
from this expenditure cannot be dis
puted. The time has come when house
keeping is recognized as a science
calling for special instruction instead
of an unskilled employment that can
be picked up haphazard without any
training. It is impossible, in many
homes, for the mother to give this in
struction even when she Is competent
to do it and it becomes the aim of the
club to work for the welfare of the
home in this way. Under the auspices
of the club women of Colorado, lec-
then crane their necks to watch a
dwindling f!gure.statlonary in the road
behind. A genial hail is wafted faintly
"Teddy. I call 'im. Sleeps with me
- nine regimenls-
-were kHled or injured
turers have been sent out to many
small towns in order that the gospel of
right living might be sent to the wom
en who most need it
Suffer Hardships to Hear Lectures.
Sometimes these lectures have been
given In halls and skating rinks, un
attractive in appearance ard lacking
In many conveniences, but the attend
ance evidenced the appreciation of the
audiences. Women came pouring in.
sometimes carrying a baby or two vith
them. Often they have ridden mlle3
through snow storms or walked long
muddy roads to reach the lectures,
which are generally given in courses
continuing a week or 10 days. During
that time systematic instruction In
hygiene, the care of small children and
the preparation of simple food is given.
At the close of a course in one small
town, a middle aged woman came for
ward and said: "If I could have had
a week like this when I was a young
housekeeper I would have saved quarts
of tears and long hours of wretched
ness. I did not know how to keep
house and my first two babies died
because I did not know how to t.ke
care of them."
The club women are keeping in mind
the fact that more than SlO.uOO.UO0.OUU
annually are spent in the United States
lor fooa, sneuer ana doming. ine
same amount of money to be expended
in other ways or to be invested in a
commercial manner would be safe
guarded by the trained experience of
those having it in charge. Yet until
a comparatively recent period little at
tention was paid in the training of the
persons who are to handle this great
sum for the benefits of the American
homes. The domestic science course of
the women's clubs takes the stand that
home economy is as important to the
political economy of the nation as
any other branch of finance.
Under the direction of the club wom
en, domestic science conferences to
which men are invited also are held
regularly in many of the states. In
many instances the women cannot
have the necessary appliances for the
improvement of the home because the
men hold the purse strings. This fact
is especially true in the farming dis
tricts and is largely responsible for
the discontent that prevails among
farmers' wives. There are farms
which have every outside convenience,
including running water in the barn,
and yet the wife and mother may be
using an oldtomato can in the kitchen
for a dipper and be forced to pump
every drop of water she use3 or to
carry It for a considerable distance
from a well or spring. When such sub
jects are discussed in open meeting in
the presence of men it Is surprising
how soon results are apparent. At
one. meeting a man rose and said: "I
have been made to feel as small as a
peanut today because I have runnlnsr
water In mybarn and not In my house.
ExtraTngaue Cnnsci Hist -Pri
One reason for the high cost of liv
ing is the extravagance of the age.
The domestic science sections of the
women's clubs are teaching that the
shop windows and the advertisements
of the daily newspapers have too rong
an influence in setting the standards
of the needs of the home. An era of
education in this direction. Is already
well under way. Women are being
taught through the medium of the
clubs that a -few articles of good value
for whlcji a fair price is paid, are vast
ly more to be. desired than the accum
ulation of bargain day sales.
Domestic science deals with every
matter pertaining to the comfort and
beauty of the home. For this reason
every club having a domestic science
department will include some study In
artistic furniture and interior decora
tion. Simplicity is more and more
recognized as the keynote to be ob
served in the furnishing of the house.
There must be economy of labor con
sidered in the avoidance of nonessen
tials to be dusted and cared for. Be
cause of its simplicity, all forms of
what Is known as the art and craft
form of household furniture are apt to
receive the favorable consideration of
the club women studying this subject.
Another economy of recognized value
Is the utilization of all of the- new la
bor saving devices which have practi
cal value. A number of large city
clubs have fojrmed the habit of having
annual exhibitions to which the manu
facturers are Invited to send their
newest Inventions for practical dem
onstration. Some times a large hall
is rented for the purpose and admission
charged, the proceeds going to some
popular philanthropy. At other times
the manufacturers are glad to pay the
expenses for the benefit of the adver
tising they receive. In either case the
Ciub women profit by the new Ideas
presented to them. In a number of
towns, the gas companies have coop
erated to the extent of supplyirig gas
ranges with all the latest appliances
and perhaps In addition paying the
salary of a cooking teacher to demon
strate the newest culinary wrinkles.
During the past year, the paper bag
cookery has been well brought for
ward In this way. It commends itself
for its sanitary a3 well as Its labor
saving advantage, since it obviates the
washing of cooking utensils as well as
Insuring perfect cleanliness In the
handling of the food products.
Aside from the cooking processes,
the domestic science exhibitions show
THE Safe and by george fit ch,
Sane Fourth Author Of "At Good Old Siwash"
(Copyright, 1012, by George Ma thew Adams.) . Jt '
THE safe and sane Fourth of July
was invented by the insurance
companies in a mad effort to set
out of payinj mankind its just dues.
.Methuselah, who never used fireworks,
whiskv, cijrets, or politics, lived to
be 965 years old. By means of biteless
whiskv jrumless politics, ilyless infants,
and the denatured Fourth of July, the
insurance companies hope to prolonjr the
life of man until he will have to pay
more than 9,000 annual premiums on
$1,000 life insurance policy before his
bereaved family can cash in.
The safe and sane Fourth is bansless
and burnless and is as srentle to have
around as a fur muff. It is prepared by
takinjr the available supply of fireworks
and cunpowder and soakins it carefully
in perfumed water for two weeks prior
to the celebration. A firecracker treated
in this wav is as gentle as a Iamb and
can be draarjred around by the fuse with
The inventors of the plush velvet
Fourth of July declare that it will save
in one rear two carloads of less, four
wagon loads of fingers and a bushel of
eyes, to sav nothing of making it un
necessary to unscramble the nerves of
the nation the next dav. The old-fashioned
Fourth, they declare, is hideously
wasteful and after a realfsuccessful cel
ebration of the iambangsomekind, there
are often not enough entire boya in a
town to bring home a pound of meat
Many people are inclined to wonder
if a Fourth of July with the fuse pulled
out of it will be worth while. Die re
formers declare that it can easily be
made very etciting. F.arlv in the morn
ing the American flag should be waved,
after which a picnic dinner e.isoiud to
taste with re J ants can be &.u, and
Th' first thing some folks do -when
they go out o' town is hunt up a monu
ment t' climb. Hon. ex-editur Cale Flu
hart says his father died a disappointed
man. He wuz a power politically for
years, but he never got prominent enough,
t' have his speeches garbled.
the newest arrangements for Cleaning,
dusting and polishing, the latest ap
pliances for laundry work, the newer
styles of refrigerators and any other
matter which may appeal to the com
mittee as being of value to the comfort
and order of the home.
"Work For Food Sanitation.
The domestic science and health de
partments of the clubs are equally in
terested m the subject of food sani
tation and purity and work in harmony
towards securing the best possible pro
visions for securing it In Oregon and
Washington a pace has been set In
this direction which the club women of
other states are glad to follow. The
chairman of the food and sanitation
committee of the Washington State
federation has lately presented to tho
General federation a plan by which
market sanitation may be secured in
every city. It Is based upon the plan
which accomplished such great results
in securing pure food in Portland and
several other towns in Oregon and has
teen used with some modifications
throughout the state of Washington.
It consists of first organising a pure
fcod council, by securing the -cooperation
of the presidents of .11 women's
organizatlons-from this council an
executive committee should be ap-pointed--tO
confer with the health de
partment of the town. Next, th? co
operation of all of the newspapers
should be secured, after which a cam
paign of store visitation can be be
gun. By beginning first with the
stores which are properly conducted,
the cooperation of these merchants also
can be secured as they profit bv the
advertising. Doctors and medical so
cieties should be asked to aid as they
have influence in creating public sen
timent. All observations should be tel
ephoned or written to the secretary of
the council, however, 'n order that she
may keep a complete record for use
if necessary. When an ordinance is.
under consideration a continuous cru
sade should be kept up regarding the
need of food protection. A few months
efforts under such systematic direction
cannot but bring about the desired re
forms. Tomorrow Women's Club Work Tn
legislation and for Child Welfare
Years Ago To-
From Tie Herald Of J5
W. R. Escarate, a Las Crucean, cams
in last evening from Janos, Mexico
C C. Polock, La Luz. T. It. reacfled
the city last night over the Northeast
ern. Ed Buchoz, of Chihuahua, spent yes
terday with friends and relatives fa,
C H. Dascomb came down from Al
buquerque, and is registered at the
Dr. Brown, the El Paso dentist says
that he has no intention of moving
away from here.
R. W. Turner has taken charge of
the Guzman. Met, railroad eatine
house for a few das.
There will be a train of ore in orer
the Sierra Madre road from the San
Pedro .mines tomorrow.
District clerk Escajeda Is not being
overworked, now as the court is not in.
session and cases are not being filed
All committees connected with the
July 4th celebration will meet t-mgbt
in judge Leigh Clark's office in tHo
The largest excursion train erer used
for a picnic was the one which left
here Sunday morning for La. Luz, un
der the auspices of the Knights of La
bor. The excursion was. a grand suc
cess from every standpoint.
the Declaration of Independence can be
read jn a proud, reckless "oice. After
this, if the nerves of the company can
stand it red, white and blue ice cream
can be devoured with patriotic whoops
and an inflammable sunset under prop
er precautions can be pulled off If a
nerve powder is taken before -etiring,
no ill effects from such a celebration
should be noticed the next lv.
The safe and sane Fourth of Jul? will
be a great boon to the timid housewife
and will also mike it unncessar- to
wij. up about 100,000 future dark
horse presidential candidates annually
in cotton batting at vast expense But
it will provide no means of getting nd
of the lou dmannered mental acuum
who ogles voung women on the street
564 davs in the Year and on the 3 63th
explodes torpedoes in a can until he
blows huili ui, amid scneral io,.