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Editorial and Magazine Page
Saturday, September Fifth, 1912.
Unto the Least Of These
AMID the riot pf campaign talk, much of it so wide of the mark, it is a relief
to take up a report of the "superintendent of neglected children for the
province of Manitoba," the report being entitled "Citizens in the making."
It is a beautifully printed book of 150 pages, and is one volume in a scries that has
been mailed regularly to The Herald as published year by year. In spite of the
mass of readable material that is piled upon the editorial desk every day and that
accumulates in spite of every effort to work it down, this splendid report in
variably receives thorough study, and always the thought comes that a copy
ought to be placed in the hands of every man and woman interested in his kind
and anxious to help a little to better the conditions of living and of working for
the masses of the people, which means all of us.
Just to name the chapter headings gives a sort of topical survey of the subject
matter of the book; the report discusses, among many other related matters, the
juvenile court, supervision of truants, children's aid, detention homes, industrial
training for delinquents, hospitals, visiting nurses and their work, fresh air camps,
junior republics, probation for youthful offenders, volunteer work among neglected
boys and girls, the causes of truancy, health of school children, causes and effects
of slums, desertion and divorce in families, plyagrounds and play centers, the evil
of idleness, school picture galleries, children's libraries, social settlement work of
the churches, licensing of newsboys and other child workers, and so on, and so on
a great wealth of information and discussion that make the heart bleed while they
stimulate to higher thinking and brave self-promises of more thorough endeavor.
All through the report, there is insistence on study of first causes, and attention
to fundamentals, as the true basis of all work for social betterment. Over and
over there are the words, "Protection and training of the child as the best way to
insure useful citizenship." Crime and poverty are frankly admitted, and they
always will exist; bat the earnestness of the effert that is being made in Manitoba
to reach and effectually deal with these problems impresses deeply the most casual
reader. Prevention rather than cure is the first and chief consideration. It is to a
realization and application of positive and preventive measures that the attention
is directed. Says the writer of the report, "The nation's greatest problem is how
to conserve the race itself in health and usefulness; the child of today must b
developed into a real asset for society of tomorrow. The whole secret of the social
salvation of mankind lies with the cradle and the little children. Vice, ignorance,
and neglect are the worst enemies of the state in this day," and it may truly be
added that all three are present with all of us, and that it is wrong to ascribe these
faults to the poorest or the incompetent ones, further than such faults may result
naturally from the manner in which those better qualified to handle the problem in
its broader aspects have allowed the weeds to grow unhindered.
On the first page of the book is the picture of a bonny boy, poor, rough, but
smiling and happy and-well disposed. Under the picture is the legend: "I was not
born a criminal, but you may make me one; or you may make of me a bulwark
of the state. I may become the glory or the shame of your civic life, it depends
on what you do for me. I may bring you great wealth and honor or I may incur
for you great shame and, degradation. I am as clay in your hands. What will
you do with me?"
On another page is a picture of little boys playing and scuffling in the street,
and a policeman hurrying up to run the kids away. "Room for everything but the
child" says the legend under the picture.
By way of contrast, a group of public buildings and churches, and another
group of slum dwellings and back yards and alleys. There is a picture "A
Madonna of the tenements," and another showing the mother and the little ones
forced out to work. And a little panel picture of four children of the oor,
smiling soberly, is labeled "We want room to play."
Adam Smith, the great political economist, wrote: "In the eye of nature, a
child is a more important object than an old man. Everything may be expected or
at least hoped for from the child. Scarce a child can die without rending asunder
the heart of somebody." And the neglect is not all in the slums and among tho
children of the poor. We fall so far behind our ideals, we spend so much time and
effort and worry over the nonessentials, we scream and ;get excited and fight over
matters that concern us but little and seldom and we neglect the children, who
are to be the citizens of tomorrow.
We do not need to go to Manitoba for the proof.
GOVERNOR WILSON and Col. Roosevelt both wax most enthusiastic in their
speeches when referring to matters obviously reserved to the states under
the national constitution. Many of the needed reforms advocated, very
wisely and properly, by the candidates, are beyond the scope of the national gov
ernment to deal with, except in the District of Columbia, Alaska, and the islands
across the sea. But the speeches of the candidates are pitched in higher key, ring
with sincerity and conviction, and fairly sweat with ardent patriotism, whenever
they touch on these topics, so perfectly harmless and so certain to strike a
responsive chord in the hearts of all right minded men and women.
It is an old maxim of political oratory always to talk upon things about which
all agree, or upon matters about which the public is indifferent. We have heard one
of the greatest orators in the Democratic party, none other than Bourke Cockran,
pronounce the words "Yours very truly, John Smith," in such thunderously im
pressive tones that they brought tumultuous applause seasoned with tears and
followed" by an ovation and flowers.
CoL Roosevelt covered himself with glory in his testimony before the senate
committee in Washington. If the anti-third termers thought to bait the colonel
into damaging admissions, they tried to pick the wrong goose. Everybody that
believes the colonel always tells the whole truth and nothing but the truth, will find
nothing but encouragement in the colonel's testimony before the committee. His
ability to turn the trick while the other fellows are studying their hands is nothing
short of remarkable.
As to the practice of president Roosevelt in seeing and talking with anybody
he wanted to, in private or in public, that is a trait wholly admirable. A man
whose reputation for integrity is so weak that he always has to have two witnesses
present when he talks with a railroad man, a banker, a lawyer, a clergyman, a
politician, or a thief, is not to be trusted with a nickel to buy candy for a baby.
In line with its established policy of treating all parties and factions alike
fairly and impartially, The Herald will be glad to receive and print at any time
from any campaign committee the newsof its activities, and a list of contributors
to any campaign fund. Mere partisan argument, "back talk," or personal adver
tising of course cannot be accepted save through the business office as political
advertising matter, but the news columns of The Herald are open at all times to
the news of the campaign as it develops, ail parties and factions to be treated
Dr. Wilson in a public speech has declared that Theodore Roosevelt proved
himself "incompetent" in the office of
steereu loisxauiy ueai ui pcxsuuauues auuut ius scuuicujy uppuuuiu xx iue kuuuii
is now fishing for compliments, he will be gratified right soon.
No more "single portions served for two" in the big New York hotels. Only
one plate and one set of tools go with a single order hereafter, though there is
nothing to prevent two persons eating from different sides of the same dish, one
with a spoon and the other with a fork. With such a rule in force, one wonders
what will become of Warren's economical Helen when they dine out. Warren is too
stern to allow her to carry a sandwich to table in her vanity bag.
There's another thing about the curb parking the planting of trees and
bushes will encourage the better class of birds to come here and stay, and give
the miserable English sparrows the kind of competition they don't like.
WHEX the toothache rumbles along your gums, be iiappy, and dance and
sing; when your mother'n-law on a visit comes, be happy and dance and
sing; when the razor gashes your shapely chin, when the coal is low in
the yawning bin, oh, fit your face with a charming grin be happy and dance and
sing When'the butcher sends you a pound of bone, be happy and dance and sing;
if your roll of butter can walk alone, be happy and dance and sing; if the man
nes.t door fairly rasps your cars with his phonograph, with its squeaking gears,
which plays one tune for a hundred years, be happy and dance and sing! If the
roosters crow when you want to sleep, be happy and dance and sing; if the neigh
bors' bow wows high wassail keep, be happy and danee and sing; if the bores
come into your humble cot and fill your ears with their tiresome rot, concerning
the tariff oh, don't get hot! Be happy and dance and sing! If you find a brick
in your pumpkin pie, be happy and dance and sing; when the horse" is lame and the
cow goes dry, be happy and dance and sing; when the milk is oui and the coffee
vile, when a dray runs over your Sunday tile, oh, twist your features and make
them smile! Be happy and dance and sing!
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chief executive. So far, the colonel has
E HAPPY I By Walt Mason
Experience Of A
The undersigned has undertaken to .
raise $1000 in El Paso for the Wood- I
row Wilson campaign fund. He is not t
getting paid a cent lor his services
and is paying his own expenses, be
sides making a Cash contribution him
self. Four ears ago he raised in this
way over ?500 for the Bryan cam
paign, and this year he thought he
would experience little trouble in rais
ing twice that amount for Wilson and
Marshall. He has now put in a week
of hard work and has raised to date
-only $250.50, quite a large part of
which has not yet been paid, though
the names of all contributors have
been published, thus giving .to those
who have not yet paid the amounts
subscribed, the benefit of appearing
in the list as paid subscribers.
He has as yet received but two sub
scriptions amounting to as much as
$10. The very large majority have
been for only $1, though, there are a
number whS have given $5. The
smallness of the individual contribu
tions has entailed upon him a great
deal of work. And besides all this, a
number of subscribers act as .though
they- thought they were doing him- a
personal favor by subscribing at all.
For instance, he received a message
from a man unknown to him to call
at his house and receive a subscrip
tion of $5. This afternoon he made
a trip to East El Paso and return, a
distance of two miles and back to get
the money, and got nothing. He has
called as often as four times to col
lect a subscription of $1 and yet failed
to get it.
Men who are holding down positions
under a Democratic city administra
tion are subscribing as small an
amount as $1 and then expecting him
to call upon them two or three times
to get the money. One of these holds
a position which he has filled for the
past ten years or thereabouts. Even
eitv officials havp -rVfiisrl him 51 nnri
some persons have stated to him 'that
tlm. haH nlrpnrlv writ trtnly ;i,c..m '
SUBJECT OF REPORT
Chamber of Commerce Find That the
Company Is Doing the Best It Can
at Present Can't Keep GlrH.
Because of the complaints about poor
service of the telephone company in EI
Paso, brought to the notice of the di
rectors of the chamber of commerce by
director Crawford Harvie, a committee
was appointed by the association to
visit manager C. E. Stratton, of the Tri
State Telephone company. He showed
the members of the committee over the
plant, told them what the company had
to put up with at the present time and
the reason for the present service. The
report of the committee has just been
made to the chamber of commerce. The
committee was composed of James G.
McNary, chairman, and James A. Dick.
W. H. Austin, Crawford Harvie and
The report follows:
"Your committee called on C. E.
Stratton, general manager of the Trl
State Telephone company, and spent
'several hours in consideration of the
service, and also interviewed other em
ployes of the company and made a
thorough inspection of the plant. After
a full and careful Investigation, we
arrived at the opinion unanimously that
mnnacrnr SfmttnTi hav hAon dnlnr hla
utmost to bring the telephone service
up to a proper standard regardless or
expense, and that he has been and fs
doing everything in his power to give
the people of El Paso the service that
they are entitled to. Mr. Stratton en
tirely agrees with your committee that
for some time past, and particularly
since the closing down of the plant of
the Automatic Telephone company, the
service has been as unsatisfactory to
him as It has been to the public, but
he presented very forcibly the difficul
ties which he had had to contend with
in his efforts to remedy this condition.
"Briefly stated, the unsatisfactory
condition of the service is due to three
causes Inability of the management
to employ and retain the necessary
number of telephone girls to handle
its business; the inability to secure
promptly additional equipment in the
form of s'witchboards, and the large In
crease of business due to the sudden
closing down of the Automatic Tele-
t phone company's plant.
Can't Oct Operators.
"Manager Stratton showed your com
mittee that the salaries paid the tele
phone girls at this exchange are higher
than the average throughout the coun
try; also that the management has
taken particular pains to make the ser
vice attractive and comfortable as pos
sible by providing, among other things,
at considerable expense, a cooling sys
tem to make the temperature Qf the
switchboard room more bearable dur
ing the heated months, and a comfort
able rest room for the girls, equipped
with the current literature and a
player piano. He said that, in their
efforts to secure a sufficient number of
girls, they had advertised in the pa
pers, secured copies of the waiting list
of the principal dry goods stores in
town, applied to the Y. W. C. A., and
had written letters to every minister
in this city asking their asistance in
securing girls to operate switchboards.
He pointed out to the committee that,
not only was it necessary to have a
sufficient number of girls, but that in
order that the service might have any
degree of proficiency, they had to re
main in the service of the company for
a considerable length of time. The rec
ords of his office showed that on Sep
tember 1st, out of 44 girls employed,
12, or 27 percent, had been with the
company less than one montyi; 24, or
45 percent, less than six months, and
only 10 had been with the company two
years or over. He said that the same
evening that the article appeared in the
press criticising the service of the com
pany five of the central girls quit. ,
"The second difficulty encountered
by the management Is the absolute in
ability to secure additional equipment
within a reasonable length of time.
Manager Stratton advised us that ad
ditional sections for the switchboard,
which had been ordered several months
ago. were not yet ready for delivery,
and he did not believe he would be able
to secure them from the factory until
next March or April. This condition,
he says, made It necessary to plan esti
mates for increasing the service far
ahead and that the increased equipment
ordered some months ago would pro
vide for an ir.-rease in the plant of 33
percent, which they had eipected to in
stal during the year 1912, and that
they have also ordered another In
creased equipment for the yoarl313.
which will give them an increased ca
pacity of another 25 percent.
Sudden Eusines Growth.
"The third difficulty with which they
have most recently had to contend is
the sudden increase in business, due
to the closing down of the Automatic
Telephone plant. In a few days' time
the number of daily calls increased
from 33.000 every 24 hours to 53,000,
and this, coming at a time when they
had an unusually large number of new
and inexperienced sirls on the switch
board, makes it absolutely impossible
for them to give the public satisfactory
"The conclusion reached by your
committee is that the officers and em
ployes of the Tri-State Telephone com
pany are doing their best, under the
conditions which prevail, to give the
people of El Paso service which meas
ures up to the highest standard."
tions in to headquarters direct and,
claimed to have thus sent in twice as
much as they really had sent. A trick
of some to escape contributing at all
is to claim that they are Bull Mooses,
when the solicitor knows positively
that they are not.
Now these are all unjust and un
worthy things to do and the under
signed would rather not deal with
people who do them. Some have told
me they think Wilson should himself
pay his campaign expenses. Surely,
Democrats have in 16 years had no
more urgent or favorable opportunity
to show by their acts that they really
are in earnest about wresting the
government out of the hands of the
plunderbund that have made it an as
set in their business. The national
committee has called for $750,000.
which is less than one-seventeenth of
the amount said to have been raised
by Mark .Hanna for the first McKin
The undersigned is tired. He has
worn himself out in the past week,
and if he had the means to do so
would pay the entire sum thus far
collected rather than put in another
such week of work. He is no cheap
man. He has frequently in his busi
ness career earned as much as this
total subscripticn in a single day, and
he hereby gives notice to all con
cerned that from this time to the
close of the campaign he will not call
upon any man more than twice for
his subscription, nor more than once
unless there is the best of reasons for
Let those take offence who wish
to, and let those who desire to avoid
paying anything toward Democratic
victory show their true feelings in
some new mann,er. The old tricks are
played out. The present indifference
is disgraceful. S. H. Newman.
(This communication was offered to
the morning Times and declined, even
as an advertisement. It is now pub
lished in The Herald without charge.
S. H. N.)
HAVE A BANQUET
Institute Is BrouKht to a Cliwe Fri
day Afternoon; Many County
Teachers Attend Sessions.
Work of the county school teach
ers' institute, which convened here on
September 30, was concluded Friday
night with a supper given at the Hotel
St. Regis. Friday, the last day of tho
session, the teachers unanimously
passed a resolution thanking Rev. R.
T. Hanks and his congregation for
the use of the Houston Square Baptist
church, at which place the exercises
were conducteJ. J. E. Ralner, county
school superintendent, was presented
with a set of Shake3peres works. Mr.
Ralner will be a teacher at the Alla
Those who attended the institute
were: Violet Anderson, Lincoln Park;
Halley Baylor, Sierra Blanca; C. A.
Bridges. Fabens; B. F. Briggs, San
Elizario; Mrs. Marguerite Compton,
Ysleta; Mrs. F. Culligan, Lincoln Park;
Abbie Curran. San Elizario; Helen B.
De Lacey, Fort Hancock; Mrs. Martha
Gilliam. San Jose; Lalla Gray, Fabens:
J. G. McMillan, Sierra Blanca; Jane
MeNeil, Smelter;- Vera Pool, Ysleta;.
J. S. Potter, Grandview; J. E. Ralner,'
Allamore; Elizabeth Robertson. San
Elizario; Le Nolr Sandford, Clint;
Francis Scott, Smelter: Mrs. Elizabeth
Seay. Smelter; Edna Van Patton,
White Spur; Annie T. White, Smelter;
G. S. Yarbrougl Clint; Mrs. Sadiea.
Yarbrough, Clint. W. S. MHHngton,
principal of the iTsleta school; Pear:
Harrell, Texico; Florence Hughts,
Ysleta; Louisa Moon Belcn: Mar
garite Moon. Socorro- Mrs. Stella May
Judge T. S. Maxey, Presiding.
Santa Fe railroad, motion for a new
.ii-1 in the case of Claude Swearingen
vs. the A., T. & S. F., overruled. The
federal jurv had returned a verdict in
favor of Suearingen for $12,500.
Motion for new trial in case of Cuca
Piwcneio against the El Pasoj Electric
Itailway company, overruled. Verdict of
&6000 reduced to ?4000.
41 ST DISTRICT COURT.
A. M Walthall, Presiding.
Davis &. Goggin vs. Frank C. Eason
it al.. partition suit; filed.
A. S. J. Eylar, Presiding.
Jack Hamilton and Mamie Hamilton,
charged bv indictment with receiving
snil concealing stolen property; released
on 5200 bonds each.
Ben D. Perry, charged with aggravated
assault and battery, rearrested.
J. J. Murphy, Presiding.
W. T. Downing vs. Dillv Wilson, suit
o:i account for ?37.50; filed.
W. T. Downing vs. Fred H. Jones
Building company, garnishment: filed.
Martin Casev & Co. vs. W. T. Tulev.
suit on account for 50.25; filed.
THREATEN TO SACRIFICE
EUROPEANS I.Y CHINA.
Amoy. China. Oct. 5. Threats to sac
rifice European lives at Foo Chow have
been uttered by Gen. Pung, unless his
demands for 450,000 taels (about $315.
000) from the authorities are ac
The mutinous troops with Gen. Pung
number from 10,000 to 20,000 men. A
force of 5000 government troops Is
marching from Nanking to meet the
The missionaries have been recalled
from the Hing Hwa district to th8
north of this city, where serious dis
order has existed for some time.
SAX JACINTO WINS IN THK
footbaijI cnin Saturday
Texas history was reproduced Sat
urday when the battle of San Jacinto
was fought all over again. It was a
football game between the San Jacinto
and Lamar schools and true to Texas
history. San Jacinto won by the score
of 6 to 2 The members of the San
Jacinto team are: Fred Fletcher, Ken
neth Freeman. Porfedio Brasell. Jesse
Stansel. Jim Duthle. E. Leyva. Dick
Butchofsky. Harry Possel. Cliff Cun
ningham. Jubenal Urbena. Adolph
Brlsh, Vance Carothers.
CHIEF TUSTICE GRAHAM
RESIGNS HIS POSITION
Austin, Tex.. Oct. The governor I
today received the resignation of chief
"i.-iice James A. Graham of thi seventh I
court of civil appeals at Amarillo. which j
is effective November 1. The governor
said he would not name a successor to
iistice Graham today.
Ladies' suits cleaned. Wright.
Your last fall suit made new by our
perfect cleaning and pressing. 1'lionc
Only two more days of Red Tag Sals
reuueuons. r.i raso nuusenuiu rurnisn
Ing Co., Mills and Stanton streets.
Get Your Heating Stove Up
before the next cold spell.
Laurie Hardware Co. 309 Mills St.
liuicke&t service, best cleaning. Wright
FORTUNES SPENT BY WOMEN FOR BEAUTY AIDS
Use of Cosmetics Reaches Highest Point in Nation's History; Even the Men
Indulging in It.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIH.
ASHINGTON, D C, Oct. 5,
line of women stood before
the toilet articles counter In
a gocd sized department store. None
of them was an heiress In aDDearance.
In fact most ot them looked as though
tht j were obliged i make every dollar
bay as ncarlv two dollars worth of
goods as posible. "Give me a jar of
A. B. C massage cream some liquid
rouge an eyebrow pencil and a bottle
of X. "S. Z. hair restorer," said the first
one and from a shabby looking purse
she counted out ?2 to pay for her
beauty aids. The next woman invested
in lip rouge a box of black patches a
liquid powder and some pink com
plexion enamel a cost of $1.75. The
third invested in a grand combination
toilet supply specially advertised for
that day at $2.50. It included a col
lection of cosmetics such as lip rouge,
liquid face rouge, masage cream and
cvebrow pencil and two boxes of pow
der. Within 15 minutes a dozen wom
en had squandered over $25 at that
counter for cosmetics which a genera
tion ago it would not have occurred to
any woman in good standing to in
clude in her list of essentials.
According to the estimation of a
well known merchant, the noney ex
pended upon cosmetics during the past
year has amounted to almost one third
of that spent in cities for dry goods.
It is, of course, impossible to secure
any definite figures upon the matter
since these articles are handled in so
many different glasses of stores. The
department stores have only a fraction
of thr trade. Cosmetics are a staple
a-ilele on the list of all drug stores,
wl.lle the most exclusive customers, of
course, procure theirs from the beauty
specialists who are now to be found
in such great numbers in every large
Use of Cosmetics Is General.
ih re never has been such a genera!
U3e of cosmetics as at present in the
histpry of the world. Formerly the
use of paint and powder "was con
fined to the fashionable circles and to
the stage. Now it is found among
people in every walk of life. It is no
longer used in secret. The powder
puff & used openly upon the street,
in the theaters or wherever the wom
an happens to e :f she thinks her ap
pearance requires a little freshening
up. She is never without her vanitj
box with its diminishing mirror, and
powder puff, rouge brush and lip
rouse are applied with marvelous dex
terity. So general has the custom
become that in the larger summer re
sorts where great crowds are as
sembled a woman who Is brave enough
to appear In public unpalnted and un
powdered attracts attention.
Perhaps there Is no place where cos
metics were quite so liberally dis
played this summer as upon the--fa-mous
boardwalk at Atlantic City.
There painting and powdering were
done in public to a mpst amazing de
gree. Many of the fair bathers car
ried waterproof vanity boxes and after
disporting themselves in the ocean
these modern mermaids proceed to
make their toilets while resting up
on the sand. Instead of combing out
their long locks with combs of pearl,
as did their mythical ancestors, the
modern mermaids apply cosmetics to
hide the ravages of the salt water and
sunshine upon their carefully manu
Quakers Have the Habit.
In conservative old Philadelphia the
use of powder among the women of
the younger set is appalling to their
vanity hating Quaker elders. It is
said that at least one fashionable wed-din-r
-was broken off last winter on
account of a rouge bottle. Every ash-
ionable dressmaker knows that at
present a little touching up oi tn
complexion is essential to secure the
best effects in some of the new shade3
of dress materials. So the fitting room
Is supplied with a well equipped
toilet table providing complexions for
either a bruette or a blonde beauty.
The arrangements had beet made for
a wedding of a Fniladelphia belle with
a fashionable cldb man and one of the
most exclusive .uodisteS :n tnt city was
furnishing the gowns, not only for the
bride but for the other members of
her family as well as the maid of
honor and the bridesmaids. It hap
pened that the fortunes of the bride's
fnmilv were deDendent unon her
grandmother, an autocratic woman of
riidlv conservative Ideas. A few days
before the wedding she went down to
the modiste's to consult with her as
to thp best mode of combining her
priceits eld lace and Lyons velvet in
a gown suitable for the dowager to
wear at the coming wedding.
It transpired that the maid of honor,
who had been the bride's best friend
from childhood, was in one of the fit
ting rooms at the same hour to have
the final fitting of her gown. It is, of
course, well understood now that all
the members of the bride's party, in
cluding herself, resort to some arti
ficial means of preserving them from
the pallor often caused by the nervous
strain of the long ceremony, so the
maid of honor was proceeding to make
ud hPr ". 'iiiuiezion oeiore trying nn
her gown. As she applied the rou--
A'nh the si ii: acquired only by f.-e-
q-tPiM Oho, s le heard an exclamati n of
disgust and turning to the door which
had been carelessly left ajar by the
attendant who had gone In, quest of
her gown, she encountered the angry
gaze of the bride's grandmother, who
was the terror of all who knew her.
There was a grand scene. The maid
of honor's dress was not tried on. The
grandmother went home and declared
that her granddaughter could not be
attended at her wedding by "a hussy
that put on paint and powder like a
play actress." The bride declared that
she would not te married at all unless
her friend could attend her. Ai'ter
much exeitement, the intended maid of
honor, who possesed some sterling
qualities, received a sudden telegram
calling her south. The wedding went
on without her and the grandmother
never once suspected that the beauti
ful blush which covered the face of
the bride throughout the cere
mony came out of the same kind of a
bottle as was used by the deposed maid
' .Hen Not Kxcmpt.
While it has been generally sup
posed that women alone are guilty of
the use of cosmetics such a belief is
now entirely erroneous. Even the
most masculine man is not apt to op
pose a facial masage by his barber in
which the sa-me kind of cream may be
used which his wife or sister finds
most efficacious in removing incipient
wrinkles. Several years ago men dis
eovered also the cooling effects of
talcum powder aside from its value
in removing the greasy shiny appear
ance caused by excessive perspiration.
It is a mistake to suppose that fem
inine vanity is any stronger than that
of men at an rate. The elevator man
of any large hotel or public building
will tell you this. The fact that the
order has been given for the removal
of all mirrors from the elevator of
nianypublic buildings In a number of
cities,' is proof of this, as they arc more
used by men than women.
There is no line of goods ser4 upon
which greater profits are possible than
upon toilet articles. The first cost Is
almost nothing in proportion to the
prices for which they are sold. The
basis of a large proportion of the cold
cream sold at 50 cents or more for an
ounce jar, is nothing more than re
fined hog's lard, perfumed and perhaps
combined with a little cocoa butter
or a mono ?e-.. --""- " -
be claimed in the label, it is chiefly
cocoa butter which is an inexpensive
Whife a few of the liquid rouges
sold are of chemical compounds re
quiring some knowledge of pharmacy,
the majority of them are simple dilu
tions of cochineal and even of beet
juice. These are, of course, absolutely
harmless. The poisonous preparations
composed of aniUlne dyes are compar
atively little used. It is not' necessary
to use poisons when harmless ingred
ients can be secured which are just
as cheap. In this respect, the cosmet
ics of the present are vastly superior
to those formerly used. Cases .of
poisoning frqm this cause are ex
ceedingly rare at present, although
they are used in such great quanti
ties, so that those who preach against
their use are no longer able to prove
While undoubtedly the use of cos
metics by people who cannot afford
them is one of the extravagances of
the present to be regretted, there Is no
doubt but that the use of cold creams,
and even of paint and powder, has cer
tain good effects. It is a distinct ad
vantage, especially for those who axe
compelled to support themselves, to
preserve an appearance of youth and
that the proper use of cosmetics tends
to do this for both men and women
no one will dispute. Like all fash
Ions which grow less after having
been run to an extreme, the present
extravagant use of paint and powder,
including the eccentric black patch
which some women are now affecting,
will no doubt soon moderate. The
good effects of their proper Use will
not be easily vanquished and the
alert, capable appearance of the well
groomed, cream-massaged man or
woman will always command atten
tion in preference to the droopy, deep
lined, wrinkled Individual who has not
taken sufficient interest in his or her
own person to make any effort to pre
serve a good appearance. ,
Felix Suminerfelt Is Called;
Also Col. Orozco and
J. P. Didapp.
Felix Summerfelt, personal represen-
i tative of president Madero, was before
the senate investigating committee
from 8 oclock until 12 oclock Frlday
night. Col. Pascual Orozco sr. ap
peared before the committee Satur
day afternoon, as did Juan Pedro Did
app, representative of Zapata in
Washington, now temporarily resid
ing at the county v jail.
Summerfelt was subpenaed by the
committee Friday afternoon to appear
before senators Fall and Smith. The
purpose of the summons was to inves
tigate the Mexican affairs with rela
tion to the operation of the secret ser
vice of the Mexi' i government in El
Paso and the surrounding country.
Summerfelt admitted that he is the per
sonal representative of the Mexican
president, the members of the commit
tee say, and it was for the purpose of
investigating his work in El Paso and
that of the Mexican consul in E Paso
that he was calieiL The system of
espionage is being Investigated care
fully by the senatorial committee aiyl
the evidence developed will be Included
in the record, as a congressional sten
ographer is present at the hearings
and makes shorthand copies of all the
The purpose of summoning Col. Oroz
co and Didapp before the committee
was to get at the inside facts in con
nection with the Zapata and Orozco
revolution. Both men are now prison
ers in the county jail, charged with vio
lating the neutrality laws. All of these
hearings are being held in secret at the
request of the men who appear before
Mayor C. E. Kelly also appeared be
fore the committee Saturday morning
l as to affairs existing in El Paso in re-
J lation to the Mexican situation on the
It is expected that the Mexican con
sul may be summoned to appear before
the committee, although no subpena
has yet been issued for mm. The es
pionage system as It exists at the pres
ent time has aroused senator Fall and
he is determined that a thorough In
vestigation of the matter will be made
at this time. Both senator Fall and
senator Smith are having personal ex
periences with this objectionable sys
tem. Wherever the senators or tho
members of their party so. they are
shadowed by American or Mexican se
cret service 'men said to be in the em-
ploy of the Mexican government,
hiiuu&u mc iuloi .m... ...JU.,
Saturday morning, when senator
Smith entered the elevator in the lobby
of the Sheldon to go to the parlor on
the second floor an American spy
followed him to the elevator and then
beat it up the marble stairs to the par
lor floor to watch for him there
EST VIRGINIA was originally
a part of Virginia, but was
Tinnnlesslv separated from it
bv republicanism, unionism and a range
of mountains with only cattle trails over
them. The two parts of lrginia got
along fairly well until the civil war,
when eastern Virginia seceded, and west
ern Virginia dared its other unit to come
over the mountains and take her along.
In 1863 the United States Ngpvernment
performed a much-needed operation and
separated the state along the backbone
of the Allegheny mountains alter
which West Virginia became a state
and has been slowly overhauling East
Virginia ever since.
West Virginia is a coal pocket in the
Appalachian mountains. It has more
coal mines than drug stores and most
of its farms are two storied wheat
above and coal entries beneath. It is
the secod largest coal producing state
in the Union, and most of its railroads
idctrack passenger trams to let coal
trains go bv. West Virginia also pro
lines a large share of the print paper
in the country, but lets Xcw York and
Chicago decorate it with headlines.
West Virginia contains 25.000 square
miles, and is shaped like a skillet that
has been stepped on by a horae. It
rambles around the southwestern corner
of Pennsylvania so carelessly that it
takes five states, four rivers and sev
eral mountain ranges to bound it. It is
a husky state for its age and contains
1,250,000 people, half of whom used to
take off their hats to Steve Elkins, U.
S. senator, and near-fathcr-in-law of
i-valty. whenever they met him.
West Virginia was born in 1'attle. but
has had no other history except the siege
Next t' a croquet ball ther haint
nothin' that tickles th' palate like a win
ter pear. It must take lots o' nerve fer
some fellers t' quit when th' whistle
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of
S. H. Newman left today on the S.
F. for points'Jn New Mexico.
Judge Harper went down to Clint
today on a little electioneering tour.
Capt. "W. Mann was a passenger on
the northbound Santa Fe this morn
ing. This morning Mrs. G. R. Harve was
a passenger on the Santa Fe for St.
Judge H. B. Hamilton came in this
morning from Socorro rind left for
Eddy on the T. P.
Ranger captain Hughes came in on
this morning's T. P. train. He sajs
that everything is quiet down the line.
Carl Ennis is in' possession of a.
very valuable piece of statuary pre
sented to him by president Diaz.
Up to 3 oclock this afternoon regis
trar W. D. Howe had registered i'J I
names of voters of the city of El
H. L. Newman, jr.. left El Paso yes
terday on the Central for the interior
Of the republic and will remain per
manently. N. B. Walker, chief clerk of the
George S. Good & Co.. contractors, ar
rived on the Northeastern from La Luz
S. A. Barron and wife came in on
j the Mexican Central and left this
morning on tne aania re iur luicjo"
J. W. Hadlock. father of the T P
on, CI TT YirfTipor5? hv that namp. ha3
: returned from a hunt SO miles down
the" T. P. line.
Private G. A. Dozier has charge of
the engines at the pumphouse on ac
count of the regular engineer secur
ing a leave of absence of ten days.
As El Paso has hac so many run
aways lately officer Dwyer made tvtv
arrests yesterday of people who left
their, horses untied on the streets.
The two men arrested -were J. L.
Cook and J. B RIchey.
CaDt. and Mrs. James F. Niihols.
J Corp. T. V. Conger, V. J. Johnson.
ti. A. bons l- Ji uoDinson ana e. i
Austin left today for Dallas to attend
the state fair and will visit the- -homes
in Greenville while awa. The."
expected to be away several da s
Presiding elder B.C- Matthews, Mrs.
Sam Karr, Tom Bendy. A. Hille. Miss
Hattle Spivy. William Bremme. Charles
PurtelL Earl Mitchell, Fred Widman,
Dr. Register and wife, Fred Feldman.
Mrs. W. E. Rogers, C. M. Murray and
wife and Mrs. Dan Kelly were among
those leaving for Dallas today.
A boy going north on El Paso street
this morning riding, a bicycle ran into
Al Church's hack team and they made
desperate efforts to get awa , but
bystanders urevented them. This is
the second close call lately that this
hack has had from being torn to pieces
by a runaway.
3XAYOR GOGS HUNTING AND
COMMISSION MEETING A AITS
Because mayor C. E. Kelly went
hunting Friday afternoon there was no
meeting of the police commission as
scheduled. The mayor stated that the
commission would hold a session this
afternoon at 5 oclock when the applica
tions of those desirinsr tct hpwmtfl ttiptti-
bers of the police force will be acUd
THATCHED ROOF ABLAZE.
Thatch on the roof of an abandon 1
business block of early Bl Paso gave
the firemen a joy ride down San Frar
cisco street Saturday morning. The
fire was In the rear of the Custo-n
assay office and consisted of a thatcht d
roof on an old adobe building which
had caught or been set on fire.
BY GEORGE FITCH,
Antlor Of "At Good Old Siwasb"
of John Brown at Harpers Ferry and
the siege of Miss Elkins by the duke
d'Ahruzzi. In 1900 it produced a vice
presidential candidate in Henry Gassa
way Davis, one of our hardiest peren
nials, but it has produced few other
ponderous citizens. Charleston is its
capital. AVheeling its metropolis, and
"Used to take off their hats to Steve
Pittsburg its favorite suburb. The fa
vorite sport of rural West Virginia is
climbing mountain ranges, to go to cou'i
tv fairs on the other side, and the f i
vorite occupation of the wealthy class is
drinking sulphur water in the south
(Copyrighted by Qtorge Mather