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THIRTY-SECOND YEAR OF PUBLICATION
Superior exclusive features and conplrte news report by Associated Press Leased Wire and
'200 Special Correspondents cove ins Arizona. New Mexico, west Texas, Mexico. Wash
ington, D. C. and New York.
Published by Herald News Co Inc.: H. D. Slater (owner of. 5 percent) President: J. C.
Wilmarth (owner o" 20 percent) Manager; the remaining25 percent is owned anions
13 stockholders who are as follows: H. L. CapelL H. B. Stevens J. tA- Smith. J. J.
Mundy. Waters Davis. H. A. Trae. McGlennon estate. W. F. Payne, R- C Canby. G. A.
Martin. Felix Martinez. A. L. Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey.
' AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER .
DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL
LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED.'
H. D. Slater, Editor-in-Chief and controlling owner has directed The Herald tor 14 Years;
G. A. Martin is News Editor.
EL PASO HERAL
Editorial and Magazine Page
Thursday, October Third, 1912.
FORCED publication, before election, of campaign funds and their source, would
be a mighty fine thing, fair to all and unjust to none, if only it could be
fairly and justly enforced, and that sounds Irish, but it suggests the real
difficulty nevertheless. Anybody who has ever had anything to do with managing
a campaign or handling campaign funds knows that it takes a lot of money to run
any campaign legitimately, without diverting one cent into unlawful or dishonest
channels. Everybody knows that the average candidate for office spends money
freely and that his friends spend money freely, and nobody believes that the
statements pubLshed under the laws of the various states give anything like an
idea of the total amount spent in a campaign. These affidavits are made, honestly
and truthfully, and in accordance witn the letter of the law, and yet there is
a feeling, amounting to conviction, among the psople that they tell only a very
STnqll part of the real truth about campaign funds. There are so many ways in
which contributions can be covered up or given a different appearance, that tha
public simply laughs in a rather cynical way when a candidate for governor swears
that only 36c has been expended in his behalf as candidate, or a candidate for seme
minor office declares that his total expenses were only $2 for postage stamps.
So it is, that in forcing publication of campaign funds and their source, in
national and congressional elections, before electioniday, therecan be little hope of
compelling a full disclosure of the real inside campaign secrets of any party or
faction; but none th& less, the tendency is in the right direction and the laws should
be enacted, and enforced as far as may be possible to go, always without discrim
ination for or against any party or candidate, but with full impartiality.
Rich men or even corporations do not always give in the expectation of direct
benefits. It is wrong to assume that because a man like Perkins or Flinn or Mor
gan or Carnegie or Francis or Spreckels hands out a big wad of green, he must
necessarily be thinking of some direct and tangible and immediate benefits of a
corrupt nature in return for his money. Men of wealth have ideas and principles
like the rest of the folks, and they may give S2S.000 or $100,000 as cleanly and as
virtuously as the local doctor or lawyer or carpenter may contribute his 50c or Si.
It is not in accepting the money that a candidate or a campaign committee may err,
but solely in what is done with it afterwards, and in the effect, if any, that such
contribution may have upon the official acts of a man after he is placed in high
office. There is such a thing as financial support without undue moral influence,
and there is such a thing as accepting large campaign contributions without being
corrupted by them.
Many people have a wrong idea about the financial necessities of a campaign.
A thoroughly organized campaign, whether local or national, costs a barrel of
money, even if not a single cent goes to corrupt a voter. The espenses of traveling,
printing, advertising, postage, music, decorations, speakings office room and office
help, field assistants and workers, and all the multitude of big and little items of
legitimate expenditure, mount up to astounding figures,, without considering the
possibility of using any of the money for corruption funds.
For example, there are some 20,000,000 voters in the United States. To prepare
and print one single circular, and address and mail it to these voters, one copy to
each, would cost more than $350,000. To send a pamphlet instead of a circular,
to each, might cost two or three times as much. Traveling expenses on necessary
business and for public speaking may run up into the hundreds of thousands in a
hard fought campaign. Hundreds of thousands may be spent for office and field
workers. And even in a local campaign, an El Paso city campaign for instance, a
campaign committee, could spend $5000 and account for every cent legitimately
if it wanted to.
The question that really interests the honest and conscientious voter, then, i3
not how much money is contributed and spent, or even by whom it is contributed,
so much as it is a matter of how the money is spent, and what return, if any, is
made after election by special favors to contributors, or to what extent and in
what way a candidate's hands are tied and his mind influenced by the contributions,
so as to affect his official acts after election in a way contrary to the public welfare
and the strictest considerations of personal and official integrity.
As in so many other new and loudly touted ideas and suggestions, a great deal
more depends "upon-public education to higher standards of personal morality and
political cleanliness, than upon any law designed to stop the evils known to exist.
The trouble with most of our militant reformers today is that they are trying to
cure blood poison by sealing the sore on the outside of the body, when what is
needed is a regeneration from within.
The American system is all right in essentials. But too many people draw a
sharp distinction between their personal and domestic morality and business in
tegrity on the one side, and their political morality and integrity on the other
side. Men otherwise decent and honorable in all personal and private business or
social relations will stoop to do things in politics that ought to cause them to be
ostracised by decant men, but that are, on the other hand, tolerated and even
applauded by a. part of the public.
The hearing in progress in Washington will not prove the shrewd political
trick it was planned to be. These public hearings, with all their defects, have a
way of opening the stagnant sores of the political body, and sometimes it is dis
covered that symptoms have Been misread, and that the trouble is more deeply
seated than -appeared on the surface. Also, such hearings bring up a lot of sup
pressed personal and factional and partisan ill feeling or suspicion, so that one party
or faction works against another, and in
public ought to know, is brought to the surface. ..
The fact of Harriman giving a quarter million for himself and his friends
to a campaign fund is not in itself so important as the other fact, developed
through the hearing, that Harriman seems to have had a good deal to say about
who should be appointed governor of Arizona.
Perhaps some day we shall come to regard legitimate campaign expenses as a
proper charge on the public treasury, and make appropriations for this work, to
be disbursed under the supervision of men acting for the whole public, with all
campaign fund income and outlay a matter of public record and publication, every
thing open and above board. But that time is a long way off, and meanwhile
the most promising line to work on is the very one which is being most consistently
neglected namely, the proper education of the people, beginning with young
children, to a higher standard of political morality.
OCAL police have been active the
the state liquor laws. A number
initiative of the police for selling
have resulted in conviction and fine, or in forfeiting of bonds. -
Activity in this direction is not only for the general good of the city, tending
to reduce crime, disorder, drunkenness, and general worthlessness, but it is also
for the benefit of those saloon men who are trying to live up to the letter of the
It is manifestly unfair to enforce these laws against some and not against
others. Some saloon men feel bound, by the terms of their bonds if nothing else,
to comply with the law in all details and thus keep out of trouble. But there
are always some who are naturally of criminal tendencies, and who show no desire
to abide by the law. These men are chronic trouble makers. It is in their saloons
that much of the gambling, fighting, excessive drinking, and other evils are fos
tered. There are saloons in this town that have never appeared in police records,
and there re others wljich are on the blotter a good part of the time.
Saloons of more prominence than any that have been made the subjects of
police action may be violating the law, and ft is proper to expect that the police
will at least try to enforce the law impartially, as well against the friends of the
administration and the "ring" as against opponents of the administration and the
"ring."' It would be interetsing to know how the votes of the saloon men who
have been arrested were cast in the July primary election. j
Strict enforcement of the regulatory laws relating to the liquor traffic is the
surest way to defer tie day of state wide prohibition. The police are showing
commendable vigor in going after some of the violators, and their conrse
should be upheld in perfect good faith by the courts and court officers before
whom the cases are "brought, and by the city and county administrations, as well
as by the saloon men who are trying to keep the law, and by the public generally.
Public sentiment is behind restrictive and regulatory laws relating to the
liquor traffic. Whatever alleged need or demand there may be for saloons con
ducted in accordance with reasonable laws and regulations, there is no legiti
mate demand for saloons open after midnight or on Sundays. Rigid enforcement
of the laws fixing closing hours will meet the approval of all except liquor men
criminally inclined, or immoderate drinkers who need to be protected against their
own unbridled appetites.
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
(New York Press.)
Being able to stay out of debt is
commonplace; being able to stay in is
A man tries to please his wife just
the opposite way from what he would
any other woman.
A girl acts about an engagement In
the family the way a volunteer fire de
partment does over a village burning
Good music, like everything
tnat s good, is exceeding rare.
As a matter of fact?, few people
work because they really like to.
Too many of the excellent conver
sationalists are short on ideas worth
Is is also poss'ble to judge a man
by the company he keep? away from.
Set it down for a fact that thp. man
who puts on a freak stunt or put out
r. f ''.-.!: iCea can attract attention in
no other way.
nds and Common Honesty
the end a lot of information which the !
last few weeks in arresting violators of
of arrests which have been made on the' J
liquor after midnight and on Sunday
The average man has to change cars
very frequently on the road to suc
cess. It sometimes happens that the
truth In a nutshell is a hard nut to
The woman who makes her own
dresses isn't the only one who puts on
An optimist Is a man who laughs at
misfortune, never having had any
Too many people want to draw their
salary in advance.
j And some men call swindling their
j neighbors honest toil.
Wise people worry over things fools
, may never think of.
I A man should put his troubles in
pa-nn and thin lose the ticket
I The aergr man thniks more of his
J wife than he is willing to admit
NE works all day and earns two
spent, his, cheap tin dinner pan he collars and homeward goes, serene,
content. As he devours his evening pottage he counts the blessings he
enjoys;. he lias a neat, unmortgaged cottage, well filled with happy girls and boys;
his wife, with disposition sunny, is singing as she prances round; each week he
saves a little money and puts it safely in the pound. In worldly blessings he's as
wealthy as any plute v all the land; he thanks his gods that he is healthy, and
always" lias a job 6n hand. One works an hour and earns ten dollars, and then ca
vorts around the town, and wrings his hands and shrieks and hollers, and tells
how he is trampled down. He is, he says, the martyred victim of grafters who
too long have sinned; the Wall street barons deftly kicked him. and the govern
ment sat by and grinned. His feelings have been badly dented, his dearest corns
are sadly pinched, and he will never be contented until some congressmen are
lvnched." The men -with pockets full of guilders are they who storm around and
rage; the toilers, yeomen, diggers, builders, contented work and draw their wage.
By G. E. Slocombe.
HE deadbeat trudged steadily on
with the regular pace of those
who walk aimlessly 'and regard
less of direction.
He was a little man of 40, with
straggling, grizzled hair, and a black,
battered old hat His coat was pinned
tightly over his chest, his unshaven
neck was bare of collar or tie; his
boots were torn and painful to the feet.
There was no expression in his-face.
Only the little, screwed-up, puzzled eyes
contained a clue to the state of his
Hunger had net sharpened his wits.
j His thoughts did not crowd together on
his meager, limited norizon. rney
crept slowly across the Darren canvas
of his mind, puny grey shadows of
thoughts formless and incomprehen
sible. Presently he turned down one of
those strange, dark lanes of evil repute
that lead to the embankment. It was
early yet, and the seats were ,not all
occupied by other unfortunates like
He sat down with the same indescrib
able air of unconcern that characterized
his walk, and put up his feet on the
bench. He found himself watching the
lights on the farther side of "the river.
He counted them without interest, and
regarded their reflections in the black
water. Although he had lived for 40
years in London without knowing the
freshness of green fields and the soft
ness of grass under the feet, he was
always appalled by the vastness of the
town and the incessant" turmoil of its
life. Tet now there was peacefulness
on the riverside to gratify his longing
He began to remember the rarely
occurring pleasures of his life. A few
memorable Sunday school bean feasts
of his childhood: times when he had
walked out with girls of his acquain
tance; bank holidays that he had spent
They were all so few, and so paltry,
yet they represented the sum of his
existence, for on these occasions he
had forgotten for a few hours th6
dreary round of toil that awaited him
year in, year out, the whole of his
His head was still filled with pleasant
thoughts as he quietly fell asleep.
And in his dream he tramped, with re
newed strength and the flush of health
on his face, over broad stretches of
grassy fields, splendid rolling downs.
and purple, heather-grown hills.
" When he awoke he felt cold and
O you love your husband and hate
his mothet. You are perfectly
happy with Jiim except when
you think of her and then you are
She lives near you and she never
comes across the threshold of your
home, nor, do you eicr go to see her,
and the one grid of your life Is that
your husband will Tisit her. Nothing
will keep him at home on "mother's
evening." as she calls it
And she Is narrow minded and b ..-
! oted, and mean and critical and y hi
hate her. and please what shall you
Why, you foolish, foolish, small
minded, bitter-hearted little woman
you, whatever is the matter with you?
Look back, look back. Are there
any insane in your family? Does
some relative of yours see the world
through the bars of a madhouse? For
to be quite plain, that's where sucn
thoughts as those you cherish lead.
and that's the honest truth.
Who f-i she. tnis woman that vou
stay awake nights to -hate? The
mother of the man you say you love.
If it were not for her., there would be
no such man. He has his mother's
eyes, his mother's" walk and his moth
er's brain, they say. Why do you hate
all these things when she has them
and love them when you see them in
him? . "
Jealous? "Why she carried him in her
tired arms before you were even
thought of. She stayed up nights with
him- and she knelt and held out her
arms and taught him to take his first i
faltering steps, and almost cried lor
joy to see him do Jt
What do you' know about love, you
pocr lltle jealous hearted thing? Shi",
knows she knows. She watched hu
grow inch by Inch and develop hour
She knew when he fell in love with j
u- How? No. he didn't tell her, but t
ar-rTi-rT a T T? a T "P a tcj
M U UJt AJjJJ AliJi A. lo
CAUGHT IN THE RAIN
Three Days of Almost Continuous Down
pour at Artesia Interferes
With Apple Picking.
Artesia, N. M-, Oct. 3. One of the
longest rains that ever visited the Peco3
valley continued almost incessantly for
three days. A number of fanners were
caught with their alfalfa down, wjich
will cause a depreciation of a couple of
dollars a ton. The rain interfere! with
apple picking. Nearly three in'lies of
ram has fallen thus far.
GETS THREE ITAYS' RAIN
Valentine, Tex.. Oct 3. for the past
three days splendid rains have fallen
over the entire Valentine' valley. This
somewhat interfered wlih haying in
the valley, but an abundance of good
winter grass is assured." All tanks are
RAIN" AT .UID050.
Ruidoso. N. M.. Ot 3. A slow, con
tinuous rain fell h;re.
RUPTURED nLOOD VESSEL CAUSES
DEATH OF REAR ADMIRAL "YOUNG.
New York, N. r.. Oct 3. Rear ad
miral Luclen Young, formerly captain
of the Mare Island navy yard, at San
Francisco, died here after a brief, ill
ness. A deficiency of blood brought on
by a ruptured blood-vessel of thetom
ach was given as the cause of death.
He was 60 years old and had a rec
ord of distinguished service as a naval
officer. Cardinal Farley, who was a
close friend of the admiral, a-rlved
at tho hotrl shortlj r.ftc- the annunce
i'i't v-as made-that the officer was
The Hated Mother-ia-Law - By Winifred Black
Workmen I By Walt Mason
dollars, and when the toilsome day is
The Herald's Daily
cramped, and he rose to stretch his
He walked over to the wall of the
embankment. And saw that the sky in
the cast was flushed with Durple and
gold. But he felt no pleasure in It, for
he was cold and unref rcshed by ' his
He looked down at the water, and
saw that points of rose light danced
on its surface, and the black had
turned to grey.
He dropped his chin on to the stone
coping of the wall and looked right
down into the water many fathoms
down to the grey ooze and centuries of
There were many queer things at the
bottom. There were ships' anchors,
bones were strewn about the uneven
While he looked, flesh grew upon
the bones, and the skulls became liv
ing heads. And he saw they were men
like himself. The faces were thin
and emaciated, with great hollow eyes
and grinning, wolfish mouths. They
held out lean arms to him, and uttered
strange inaudible cries.
He remembered to have seen some
of them before. One ah. when was
It? had shared with him the same bed
In the shelter of a railroad arch. An
other he had known as a deadbeat like
himself, a frequenter of doss-houses,
and more often.the embankment. Now
they were down there, and he was still
He saw that the strange shapes in
the water began to dance. A wild,
grotesque dance it was, full of un
sightly motions and grimaces. They
beckoned to him to join in the dance,
but he would not. He was very cold,
and the water colder stiir
But the dance grew wilder, and the
idea grew stronger in his mind. After
all. why not? There were many down
there, and perhaps they had found
Pforgetfulness. He noticed they did not
look sad ......
The furious dance of death urged him
on. VThey had no desire for eating or
drinking; perhaps, they did not feel the
Quickly, and without looking round,
he slipped into the water.
It was very cold, and chilled him Jo
He sank, once, and then rose
with a strange gurgling cry for help,
but it was strangled in his throat as
j tho water rose over him and he sank.
I The third time he sank; he rose no
l more. s
she knew just the same. She's a
mother that's how. And she thought
what a lucky girl you were to gain
the love of such a paragon amon'
mortals, her son, the son of her heart
She wasn't always old and queer,
you know, this mother of your hus
band. She was young, too, once and
pretty, some say much prettier than
you And she has kept all the letters
her boy's father ever wrote her.
Prim, matter of fact letters they'd
seem to you, but do you know that
the queer little old lady you hate reaas
them over and over, and never' fails i
to thrill over the one Vlth the faded j
rose pressed In It, and the line of I
poetrj writen .-round the edge of it. I
She could tell you a whole lot of In- 1
resting thlnsrs about th first vMr..
teresting things about the first years
or her married me. If you d let
Why don't you dc it?
One s'mile. 'one real, genuine, honest
smile from you would melt the ice
around any elderly heart. They all love
youth and beauty. Go to see her to
day, his mother, and go in the right
Have you finished the first baby
clothes yet? Run and ask his mother
what she thinks of tire new buttoned
bands and see what she says about
" Find out whether she approves of
baskets cr cribs for the little new arri
vals. Get her to show you the picture"
of him when he was six months old
and had "such wonderful hair, my
dear, enough to reach clear across his
dear little round head.". Find out
whether he was subject to colic and
wFat she did for mm.
What no babies and licne "wanted
Well, well; no wonder j'ou're In trou
ble. You've got to have soni'
take up your time, so you've Invented
A baby would be belter. Thero Isn't
much time for hating with a baby in
.NEW WATER COMPANY
Take' Over Holdings of Old Hunchu'cn
"Water Company; Municipal Tickets
Named in Primary.
Tombstone, Ariz., Oct 3. The Hua
chuca Water company, of 'this city, has
been reincorporated under the laws of
the state of Arizona and has a capi
talization of $100,000, the incorporators
are also the officers of the company.
A. E. Davis, of San Diego, Calif.. Is
president of the company, with E. D.
Davis, of San Diego, vice president,
and A. II. Gardner, of Tomhstone. sec
retary and treasurer. The company
takes over all of the rights, franchises
and other assets of the old Huachuca
Water company which has served
Tombstone for 31 years.
Mrs. Laura Gregg Cannon addressed
a large meeting on the plaza in the in
terest of the movement for votes for
women, an amendment to be voted upon
by the male voters of the state on No
At the primary election for city of
ficers, the following were nominated:
Democratic: W. F. Kuckenberger,
mayor; councilman, first ward. Harry
Ross; second ward. Ed Hughes: third
wkrdr Harry Rafferty: fourth ward,
Paul Smith; George Bravln Tor city
The Republicans nominated for
mayor, C. L. Cummlngs; marshal.
James Dalgleish; for the four ward
councilmen. as follows: First. Frank
Deraarest: second. E. JI. Hawes: thlro.
Gus Baorn, and fourth, Lee Woolery.
CAPT. MARTIN. WILL REMAIN
WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY
Washington, D. C. Oct 3. Orders of
September 21 directing Capt Walter F.
Martin, of the Ninth cavalry, to join his
regiment are amended eo as to direct
' t x. lrim to i emain on duty with
the Second cavalry.
TROPICAL VEGETABLE TAKES PLACE OF SPUDS
Dasheen Is Now Added to the Corn Pone and Bacon Menus Throughout the
Southern States New Salad Is the Japanese "Udo."
By FREDERIC J. HASKIS. '
.ASHINGTON. D. C-. Oct. 3.
Or a number of years the de
partment of agriculture has
been trying to find a vegetable that
would be as staple In the southern
states as the potato is In the. north.
The potato crop In the southern states
comes early and Is practically oven, by
July or August and the climate Is so
warm that it cannot be kept through
out the year. Consequently, the "south
ern menu is apt to depend too much
upon corn pone and bacon. It is now
thought, however, that the cultivation
of the dasheen will solve the difficulty
and already it has become known fa
vorably in a number of the larger ho
tels to which it has been sent from the
government experiment stations where
for several years it has been cultivated
The dasheen is a vegetable brought
from the tropics, being native especial
ly to Central America and it can be
used in so many ways, and .can be
raised with so little difficulty, that it
promises within a few years to become
one of the staple food articles of the
country. At a recent banquet of 'the
National Geographical society, held in
Washington the dasheen was given a
prominent place upon the menu and
was highly commended by those In at
tendance. It is now being raised in
considerable quantities as far north as
the Carolinas. although it is in Florida
that it has achieved its highest success,
since a half acre connected with the
Bropkville experiment station, in that
state last year yielded 225 bushels of
dasheens. It is believed that there are
thousands of acres of wet land in the
'southern states which can be utilized
in dasheen cultivation, thus adding ma
terially to the food supply of the- na
tton. The tuber matures in August or
September, or even later in some of
t-he states, and In the localities nnaf-
fected by frost may be left in the
ground without Injury during the win
Similar to "Elephant Ear."
In appearance the dasheen plant Is
similar to the elephant ear or caladlum
which is so widely cultivated as an or
namental plant. Its tubers are also
similar to that of the caladium and
they grow in large clusters beneath the
ground. Some of these tubers are as
much as six inches in diameter, al
though they will doubtless vary as
much in size as the ordinary Irish po
tato. The flesh of the tuber is similar
to that of the potato when cooked, al
though it Is apt to be somewhat gray
or violet In color. The department of
agriculture has already formulated re
cipes for cooking the dasheen and
these directions are practically the
same as for cooking potatoes, since
they are boiled, baked, stuffed, fried
or creamed. The taste of the cooked
dasheen is similar to that of boiled
"While the tuber is the most Impor
tant part of the dasheen food supply,
it is not the only one utilized. The
entire plant Is edible and highly pala
table. The leaves are succulent and
when cooked as spinach form excellent
greens and the flower, which Is yellow
In color In most varieties, is used as
salad, while the leaf, stalks and shoots
which are grown by placing thfe tubers
in a dark place and allowing them to
sprout, are said by epicures' to be vast-,
ly superior to asparagus in flavor and
are totally lacking in the' fibrous qual
ity which Is often objectionable in as-
i The efforts of the department of
agriculture! to broaden the list of plant
foods require the services of plant ex
perts who are sent to all parts of the
world In quest of new dainties to add
to the menus for the American palate.
From Japan and China, as well as from
Turkey, Africa and South America, new
plants are constantly coming which the
American experiment stations are test
ing with a view to placing them upon
the food markets of the country.
Nevr Salad Plnnr.
A new salad plant which has lately
been tried satisfactorily in the New
York market and is already becoming
well known in California, Is the Japa
nese "udo," which is grown In a man
ner similar to asparagus and can be
easily forced for the winter market.
As a salad, udo has been commended
by the chefs of some of the leading
hotels In New York. It has also re
",e,7 f' ' "h..T i- 'V'ii-.a?
far u. . !s not produced In commercial
ceived great favor as a vegetaole. So
liantltles as It takes years of educa-
I tion to popularize a new food, but one !
I truck farmer in California has this
year planted 40 acres of udo with the I
intention of growing It for the eastern
It is quite within " the memory of
most people when bananas' began to be
a popular fruit To many people the
taste for them had to be cultivated, al
though their Introduction has now be
come so complete that they threaten in (
popularity the peaches, pears and ap
pies which are native to the country
In the same" way the department of ag
riculture expects to popularize the
avocado, or alligator pear, which with
in the last five years has made its ap
pearance upon the market of every city
of anv sizp- Thp annexation nf trnnl.
cal territory to this country has added J
.' t f h .. U-ll.ttl. f n,.. fnnA ,.n..l,' n n M 1
the economic advantage of utilizing
I these new foods is apparent to anyone.
FnliuloUH rrlcea for Avocndo Trees.
I In Hawaii the cultivation of the avo
j cado has been undertaken in a sclen
I tific manner by the experiment sta
tion, so that Its advantages were es
tablished to those familiar with it
even before the attachment of Porto
"Rico and even of the Panama canal
zone. Now it is becoming quite ex
tensively cultivated, both in Florida
and southern California, so that the
supply is each year becoming greater,
although It is not yet sufficient to
make the price low enough for popu
lar demand. There are stories told of
fabulous prices still being paid for the
fruit of a single avocado tree. It has
one disadvantage, however, which the
experiments of the department of agri
culture are working to overcome. The
fruit does not ship well, chiefly be
cause the seed is large and hard and
rather loose inside. In the shipment
ths seed frequently becomes entirely
free from the fibers restraining it and
rolls around, bruising -the Inside flesh
of the fruit so that it becomes rancid
and turns dark. To make a satisfac
tory commercial product, the fruit
should have a smaller seed more tight
ly attached and it is believed that this
will soon be achieved by those en
gaged in its cultivation.
How the term "alligator pear" ever
became applied to this fruit Is un
known, unless, as some one has sug
gested. It was a drunken sailor's at
tempt to ask for "agua carte," whph
Is the old Spanish name for the fruit
in Central America. It has Been called
"midshipman's butter," and this name
is not much of a misnomer, since the
fruit is so oily that it makes an excel
lent substitute for butter when eaten
with dry bread and a little salt. The
taste, for the avocado, must be culti
vated by most people, but epicureans
agree that the pleasure derived from it
is worth the cultivation while the ex
ceptional nutritive qualities of the ar
ticle make its food value Important At
present the price of the avocado, rang
ing from 30 to 75 cents apiece, renders
them a distainct luxury, but with their
increased cultivation there is no ques
tion but that they will become cheaper.
IV.naya nrccc-es Populnr.
The r li'n-n of a number of new
fruits to those already familiar to this j
country is another result of the efforts
of those who are. seeking to .enlarge
our food supply. The number of -Americans
who during their stay on the
canal zone have become attached t
the papaya, will eall for a large supply
of that melon-like fruit which a few
years ago was almost unknown. This
is also a semi-tropical fruit which is
being experimented with' in some of
the southern states. In Panama it js
used as a melon chiefly, although a
chef in the employ of one of the offi
cers of the canal commission won many
enconiums over his introduction of
papaya ice cream. The papaya Is a
rich deep yellow in color and lends
itself well to decorative desserts.
Several new melons imported from
Turkey have lately "become well estab
lished along the western coast of this
country. The'tasaba, or fee ' cream
melon, has been introduced in two
types. The summer type is russet In
color and similar to the Rockyford
cantaloupe in appearance. The winter
type is green outside. The flesh In
side is almost cream white in streaks
and rich in flavoring.
Chinese Jujube in Texas.
The introduction of the Chinese date,
or jujube, into Texas and California
has now -become quite well established.
The name of this fruit -is a misnomer,
as it is more like a plum than. a date
In appearance and consistency, .and it
does not grow upon a palm tree, but
upon a tree resembling a plum tree
with the idiosyncracy that instead of
growing from the branches the fruit
is attached directly to the leaf steams.
A real date has been introduced into
this country also and there are now
in the Imperial valley of California,
and also in some parts of Arizona, a
number .of groves of palm dates which
are already beginning to yield their
; fruit in commercial quantities so that
i within a few years the supply of home
j grown dates will have a noticeable ef-
feet upon the Importation of that fruit
from abroad. The mango is anoth'er of
the new fruits for which a taste is be
ing cultivated, while the supply is be
ing increased by numerous mango
groves now being planted in .southern
states, while the nectarine, introduced
into" Texas from Africa, is of such fla
vor and quality that It becomes popular
as soon as tasted.
Advice to the Lovelorn
(By Beatrice Fairfax.)
THE MAX WAS RIGHT.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am a young girl 17 years old and
love a boy two years my senior. I sea
him "even' d?.y. but have not yet re
ceived an Introduction. The manner in
which he acted seemed as If he cared
for me also, but at a ball I saw him,
but he did not come over to ask me to
dance with him. I do not know what
this means because I dearly -love .him.
It means the man respects .you so
much c deems, an introduction neces
sary before asking you tp dance with
Don't expect or accept any attentions
from him till you- have -been- introduced. 1
DOST DO IT.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am a young girl and deeply' in love
wit ha joung man one year-my senior.
"We've been "going together for 10
months. Occasionally we would quar
rel, but it never amounted to much.
For some reason or other he has be
come angry. Several people have asked
liim the reason, but he refuses to telL
"Do you think I ought to write and ask
him to explain his peculiar actions?
If you offended, apologize. But if he
Is sulking without reason, don't eat
humble pie when it Is not your turn.
Just let him alone. A lover who is J on the street car line promotion. Jo
coaxed back never stays long. One I senh Kwpenpv xrac nit n ,. -i,-,,.-
who returns voluntarily is too ashamed
of himself and too much afraid he will
not be forgiven to every stray again.
ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I have called on a young woman for
a short time and find that I now love
her. She has another young man. call-
ing on her and has virtually promised
tn marrv hfm h Vinii- m. mitt a
bit of favor and says that she cares
quite a bit for me. How do you think
I could win her from the other chap, or
do you think it would be useless to
You have a right to try. Be sure
that you use only the most honorable
means, and never say a disparagln
word of your rival. Just leave him out
of the question. If you love her tell
her so. Give her a chance to choose
between you. If the decision is against
you, accept it like a man. If you can't
have her love, her friendship and re
spect will mean a great deal to you.
CAVALRY OFFICER IS THHOWX
FROM HORSE AND KILLED
Fort Yellowstone. Wyo.. Oct. 3.
Lieut Robert Lounsberry.,' aged -2S,
quartermaster in the First cavalry.
Second 3quadron, was thrown "from a
horse and SvIIlcti.
Lounsoerry. with a number of offl"
cers iro-n the fort was riding to the
target grounds where plans had been
made for a- steeplechase. A troop
horse in tnc -ear of th" offieers he
came frightened and ran away,
colliding with Lounsberry's mount
Lounsberry was pitched into .a mojund
of boulders and was dead "when
Lounsberry was married three
months ago to Miss Florence Earl, of
Lake Mills, Wis.
THE tariff is like a revolver. It is
eithet a menace or a protection,
depending on whether you are
opposing it or are standing behind it.
If vou are opposing the tariff, it is a
cmd'and hungry monster which reaches
into the dinner bucket of, the poor man
and yanks the porterhouse steak and,
cold raspbcrrV pie out of it. If you
favor the tariff it is a benevolent high
hoard fence which keeps the cruel mon
ster of foreign competition from getting
at the same dinner pail.
Any way you look at it. the tariff is
Intimately associated with the dinner
pail. A "good many people insist that
it is the watch dog of the dinner pail,
while others say that it never pays to
give the dog the contents of said pail
for watching it.
The tarifl lives in the customs house,
but is borrowed by both Republican and
Democratic parties during each cam
paign and led about the country for
exhibition purposes. lien Democrats
exhibit the tariff, thev do so with great
te-ror on! pale statesmrn endravor to
keep it from breaking out of its cage J
If some folks "don't know somethin
bad about somebuddy they, don't say
nothing You kin alius tell a self made
man if you'll keep your ears open.
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of J.
Rev. Z. V. Llles returned this morn
ing to Las Cruces.
Bob Lyons left for San' Antonio on
the delayed train last nlght
Thls morning the United States court
met with judge T. S. Maxey on the
Ben F. Jenkins was among the de
partures today on the T. P. for a short
trip down the road.
Last night Bliss lodge. No. 221, of the
Knights of Pythias, entertained grand
chancellor J. D. Blake.
J,udge Lew Davis left this monung
for Santa Fe as a witness before the
court of private land claims.
Prof. G. P. Putnam left today over
the T. P. for "Waco, where he goes to
attend the convention of the Baptist
Capt A. E. Shephard is In the cfty
shaking hands with his friends. The
-captain is one of the best known stock
men in west Texas."
A. M. Loomis has deeded to Frank
Reltzer a parcel of ground, fronting on.
Tays street for -lO.feet. running bacc
SO feet The amount of the deal was
Dr. J H Bailey, who recently re
turned from his orchard at Mesilla, N.
5L, reports a marked shortage in the
usually abundant apple crop, due to
the ravages of Insects.
3L Connerton and Mrs. Delia Lane
today deeded to Y. T. Stewart in con
sideration of $1230. lots 11. 12. 13. 14
and 15. of block 54 of Magoffin's ad
dition to the city of El Paso.-
Last night the city school board met
In regular monthly- session and trans
acted more business than at any pre
vious session for some time. President
Ra'ce called the meeting to order.
The Campbell Real Estate company
has deeded to A. "F- Wallace lots 1 and
2. block, 235, Campbell's addition to tha
city of El Paso. The amount of the
consideration in the transfer was 5451.
The Santa Fe turned four sol-iier
trains over to the S. P. today at Deal
ing. Three more trains arrived this
morning and' one more at noon. These
soldiers will be distributed to the va
rious forts along the line west of Dom
ing. Last night a number of El Paso citi
zens mot at the court house for the
purpose of feeling the pulse of the city
j A number of the leading citizens ad-
dressed the meeting; among whom
were W. S. JlcCutcheon, Moses Dillon.
H. R. Wxod. Col R F. Campbell and
judge Leigh Clark.
GARDEN OP GODS
Formal Donation of Great Scenic
Wondir In Given to Colorado
Springs by Children of O-prner.
Colorado Springs. Colo., Oct 3. The
Garden of the Gods today was formaliv
presented to the ,city 'of Colorado
Springs and dedicated to the use of the
entire world. Honor was paid to the
memory of the late Chas. E. Perkins,
whose children and heirs carried out
his wishes that the great natural park
be preserved to the people.
With simple ceremonies and In the
Presence of members of the Perkins
family, a large bronze tablet, nlared
1 -on the north rock of the gatewav. was
( unveiled, and . the formal transfer of
the Garden of the Gods to the city of
Colorado Springs "was completed. The
dedicatory address was mede by Henri
C Hal former mayor of Colorado
Springs, and addresses were also made
by mayor H. F. Avery and judge H. G.
Lunt, chairman of the park commis
sion. Robert "F. Perkins represented
the family In his response.
The inscription on the tablet reads,
"The Garden of the Gods given to the
city of Colora-do Springs .in 1909 by the
children of Charles Elliott Perkins in
fulfillment of his wish that it be kept
fore.ver.free to the public"
- .Mr. Perkins was a prominent figure
In the western raJIrOad world and was
formerly president of the Burlington
railroad. In the earlier days he was
an associate of Gen. William J. Palmer,
founder of the city of Colorado Springs
and builder of the Denver & Rio Grande
BY GEORGE Fll CH,
Author Of "At Good Old Siwash"
and devouring children, three at a gulp.
On the other hand, when Republicans
exhibit the tariff they put their arms
lovingly around its neck and claim that
it is as useful in a kitchen as two hired
girls -and a gas stove. On the whole,
it is more fun to be a Republican than
a Democrat, because a Democrat is so
scared of the tariff alt through the
campaign that he can't sleep at night.
A Democrat will link arms with a tiger
and stroke his whiskers with pleasure,
but let the tariff rise up ever ?o little
and he shrieks for help from Maine to
Republicans are very kind to the tariff
and point with pride to its growth and
height. But Democrats claim it should
be cut in two close to the tail, and ther
would have done so in 1892 when theV
had the thing tied up, if they had not
been so afraid of it.
We owe a great deal to the tariff,
because it has protected our infant in
dustries until they could grow up and
(Copyrighted by George ilathe"!?