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L PASO' HERAL
Editorial and Magazine Page
Tuesday, October Eiehth. 1912.
El Paso's Biggest Venture
FIVE HUNDRED and thirteen thousand dollars for the new hotel Paso del
Norte that is what the building alone is to cost; real estate nearly $200,000;
furnishings and decorations more than 5150,000; a total of about $S63,000,
which will represent the capital tied up in the new hotel when it opens to the
public next month.
Of the total capital invested, all but $350,000 has been raised in El Paso itself;
more than $500,000 has been put into the enterprise by El Pasoans.
The Paso del Norte is ten stories high, the tenth story being occupied by
banquet hall and ball room, kitchens, and roof garden, pergola, and promenade.
The entire ground floor is given up to lobby and dining rooms, no stores being
provided for on the street frontages. The building itself is architecturally attractive
and satisfying, and will for a great many years be a standard building in El Paso,
even with the growth we look for in the next 10 or 20 years.
Inside, the hotel is planned and equipped in perfect metropolitan fashion.
Travelers who expect the best, and expect to pay reasonably for the best, will be
accommodated; but there will be rooms at $1, and others at $1.50, so that the
medium purse need not shy at the magnificence of the Paso del Norte.
Many El Pasoans have scarcely realized what a complete and excellent hotel
is now being, made ready for the November opening. It has been financed by a
few, and has gone up steadily without much noise being made over the undertaking
Not many have taken the trouble to inspect it during construction; and everybody
has a surprise awaiting him when the opening day arrives.
The Paso del Norte has long been needed. It will not take business away from
other hotels, but will create a. special trade of its own, much of which has generally
passed El Paso by. The Paso del Norte came in due fulness of time, because it
was greatly needed; it wiU be strongly patronized from the start, and will spread5
El Paso's fame. The name is distinctive and can never logically be duplicated else
where in the United States, for to 'no other place could the description paso del
To carry through to successful consummation a project involving the raising
and investing of $500,000 of local money, together with $350,000 more obtained
from eastern capitalists, is the largest enterprise El Paso has ever carried through
with her own resources. The Paso del Norte is a splendid monument to the spirit
of the El Paso of 1912.
Trade Of the Silver City District
AYROLLS in the Silver City mining
neighborhood of $100,000 per month, and El Paso is not getting her share.
Railroad connections now are such that it is a hard trip to come into El Paso
from those mining regions on branch spurs of the Santa Fe or away from the rail
road. Not only the bulk of the trade of merchants, but also the vacation trips of
the people, are directed either to the Pacific coast or to Denver and Kansas City,
rather than to El Paso. Yet Ei Paso is constantly working to boost the mining
communities in southwest New Mexico, and a degree of cooperation would be better
for all concerned than is the present scattering-of trade and of money in places
that have no community bond at all with New Mexico. '
One fact that stands in the way of extending El Paso's trade in the Silver City
district and adjacent country is said to be the wretched freight service. One mer
chant reports a car of goods purchased in El Paso, 27 days on the road "to his town,
about 140 miles, rate 5 miles per day. It will be worth while f or'the business men's
excursionists to look a little into the allegation, often made, that the Santa Fe
does not always exert itself to the utmost to help El Paso extend her trade into
the southwestern counties of New Mexico.
May it be worth while to take up the matter with New Mexico's state rail
road commission? Prompt transportation and prompt delivery to near by points
that it would not take the Santa Fe 27
gomery ward cs uo. in Chicago to the Silver City district.
ANY cities are abandoning horse -drawn fire apparatus entirely; but in
order not to have to scrap all the old machines, a device is being used
which simply substitutes an automobile "tractor" for the front trucks
of the fire wagons or engines, and transforms the equipment into automobile form
without great loss of investment. ,
The automobile apparatus is making great headway against the horse. In
smaller cities especially, where there is no heavy previous investment, all new
apparatus is of the automobile type. Many of the medium and large cities are aban
doning the horse drawn vehicles entirely in favor of the autos. Tests have shown that
in quick response to alarms, and instant action, the autos are more reliable than
horse machines, unless in snow, ice, or very heavy going. When Ocean Park, CaL,
burned, auto apparatus went the 15 or 18 miles from Los Angeles in less than half
an hour, and the chief made the distance at a mile a minute. At the fire itself,
the auto engines were moved about constantly, and kept close up to the fire.
Horses would have worn out under the long hours of the grueling fight
El Paso is wise in purchasing auto apparatus exclusively from now on. This
policy is in line with the well established practice of progressive cities. The electric
storage battery type is preferred in very many places, for convenience and reliability.
GOOD MANY of the gooseneck lights
dismantled or turned off. What is
these streets? Are they not willing
sary to insure a continuous row of lights along the principal blocks in the heart
of the city?
It is as well to remind the public occasionally that whenever a dismantled
gooseneck is seen along the principal streets, it is due to an unprogressivcor stingy
property owner or tenant somewhere near by. It is high time to replace all the
dismantled lamps, turn on the full battery, erect more of the ornamental poles,
light up all the business streets in the heart of the city, and put up the best ap
pearance of which iiis city is capable.
Some men try to acquire popularity
with a club."
It doesn't take very Ions for the
worst to happen.
A diplomat is a man who knows
when it is wise to be ignorant.
A cheerful spender never outlives his
popularity If his money holds out.
Many a man seems to believe that
the sin is merely in being found out.
A man is lucky it he comes within
30 days of doing what he should.
Many a man passes himself off as a
genius because he keeps his mouth
The eternal misfitness of things is
fairly represented by a S3 frame on a
30 cent picture.
The only kind of fancy work some
girls enjoy is, the weaving of romances.
Loafers ara wis to' the fact that it
is always the open season for killing
Every man likes to believe that he is
a light sleeper even if he doesn't hear
the alarm clock.
REFLECTIONS OF A BACIIELOR.
(New York Press.)
Our plans for doing things are made
in cents and they come out in dollars.
Incompetence always has an idea that
a few medals would make it genius.
The devil put envy into the human
equation just to make his business a
ETen if a girl had .srnso enough to
tiakc her own dresses no man would
fcae. sense enough to marrj her.
district and adjacent camps run in the
days to ship a car of goods ,from Mont- I
on El Paso's main buhiness streets are
the matter with the business men on
to pay the few dollars a month neces
Every man pays fool tax.
Every man thinks he has "eagle
Nearly all your" enemies are apt to
have a few friends.
Times never get hard enough to
make some people stop burning; money.
A good deal of time is spent getting
ready for the amount that is accom
plished. A tramp doesn't really see much;
most of his traveling Js done merely to
get out of work.
There is enough economy in the
world to make most men enjoy going
on a pass more , than paying for a
Neither is it any longer possible to
prove one is a southern aristocrat by
Time is not so precious but there are
people who will spend about four hours
of it to get something free.
About the only exercise some men
get is running for office.
About the only thing some people
seem to do Is to take up room.
No, Maude, dear; all the weeping in
court isn't done by the court crier.
Some men are so courteous that they
are even polite to their own wives.
Does it improve a ball player's bat
ting average to make a hit with the
HJE2x life is done this life that galls and frets us, this life so full of tears
and doubts and dreads the undertaker comes along and gets us, and
tucks us neatly in our little beds. When we are done with drawing checks
and breath, he comes to show us that the cost of living cuts little ice beside the cost
of death. I meet him daily in the street or alley, a cheerful man, he dances and he
sings; and we exchange the buoyant jest and sally, and ne'er discourse of grim,
unpleasant things. We talk of crops, the campaign and the weather, the I. and R ,
the trusts this nation's curse; no graveyard hints while we converse together; no
reference to joyrides in a hearse. And yet I feel perchance it is a blunder that as
I stand there, rugged, hale and strong, he'd like to ask me: "Comrade, why in
thunder and other'things, do you hang on so long?" When I complain of how the
asthma tightens upon my lungs, and makes me feel a wreck, it seems to me his face
with rapture lightens, smiles stretch his lips and wind around his neck. And
when I say I'm feeling like a heifer turned out to grass, or like a hummingbird, lie
heaves a sigh as gentle as a zephyr, yet fraught with pain and grief and hope
THE WRONG ENDING
By P. Beaufoy
f-wHE magazine lay on Mallory's
DreaKiast laoie, um me ejes
of Mallory flamed with rage.
"It's disgraceful, scandalous, alto
gether unheard-of!" he murmured.
"I'll take care they never get another
story of mine."
Mallory had made a name for him
self. Already, although he was barely
30, his name was "starred" on the
rovers of magazines and the boardings
of railway stations. He was distinctly
brilliant, with a sort of talent which,
though sardonic, never became brutal.
He prided himself on the finales of
his stories, inclining usually to the
tragic conclusion rather than to the
conventional "happy" ending. His
disgust was therefore complete when
on reading his latest contribution to
"The Magazine." he discovered that the
ending of his story, "One of Life's
Failures," had actually been altered
beyond recognition. True the alter
ation had been made skilfully and
artistically; the different finale would
not affect his reputation in the least
degree. But when a man has- reached
the point of fame that Mallory had
reached, he resents such tampering
with his work.
He flew down stairs with the maga
zine In his hand and shouted for a
taxi. A moment later he was speed
ing towards Fleet street.'
"I must see Mr. Hobbs at once, at
once!" he cried, when he arrived at
Mr. Hobbs adjusted his glasses and
stared as Mallqry crashed Into the
"What's the matter?" he asked
"What! Do you mean to tell me that
you are not aware that someone has
changed the finale of my tale in the
Mr. Hobbs began to look interested.
"Judge for yourself!" cried Mallory,
as he flung the magazine across the
table. "I suppose you read the stuff
before you accepted it."
"Ofcoirse. But I have been away on
my holidays, and did not see tho
proofs." Jackson attended to them."
He turned to the story and read for
a few minutes.
"Mr. Mallory," he said, "I am at a
thorough loss to make head or tail or
this business. However, I will send
for Jackson and hear what he has to
The sub editor arrived a moment
"I read the proofs, of course, but
never saw the manuscript," he said,
'otherwise this would not have oc
curred. It is ihe most mysterious thing
I ever struck. Who on earth could
havo done it. and for what possible
That is for you to find out." said..
"Really, Mr. Mallory, we are exceed
ingly sorry," said the editor, dropping
anxiety of the moment; "but it has been
anxiety of the moment; but it has been
no fault 01 Mr. JacKson or or mine.
You may rely upon us to do our best
to clear un the mater.
"And tne sooner tne Deter, growie
-Mallory. - snail suDmit noming eise
until I know."
So the young author went back to
nis cnamoers in a mriuua iijuuu. uui 11 ,
was softened to some extent by a let
ter which was awaiting him a letter
offering him- quite abnormal terms for
a series of tales for an American jour
nal; and before the day ended he was
beginning to calm down somewhat.
Next morning he received a letter
that ran thus;
"1127x. Fleet street, E. C. Aug. 25.
"Dear Mr. Mallory;
"We have discovered the person who
tampered with your story. It was our
typist. Miss Gray; and as she has re
fused to give any explanation, she
had been dismissed with a month's sal
ary. Perhaps to you she may be will
ing o furnish some explanation of her
extraordinary behavior, and should you
desire to communicate with her, the
address is 977, Rose Villas, Clapham.
"With sincere apologies for the inci
dent and profound regrets.
"I am, yours faithfully.
Five minutes later Mallory was on
his way to Clapham. The editor's let
ter had brought no solution of the mys-
tery. and the author was consumed
with anxiety to get to the bottom o
the strange business. What possible
reason could an obscure typist have
had for changing the ending of his
story? The more he pondered the ques
tion, the more mysterious did it seem.
The taxi drew up at length before a
shabby little house in a narrow street.
He leaped out, paid the man, and rang
the bell. A woman of the landlady
type opened the door.
"Is Miss Gray at home?" he asked
"Yes, sir. What name, please?
"Here is my card," replied Mallory;
"and tell her that I must see her at 1
once on a most urgent matter."
He waited in the dingy little hall
whilst the woman went upstairs. She
returned 'after a moment and said:
"Will you come this way, sir?"
Mallory followed her up the narrow
staircase and into a small sitting' room
on the first floor. Miss Gray came to
wards him with her head bowed.
"I I think I know why you have
called." she said nervously.
Mallory had expected to find a harsh 1
faced, aggressive person. He could I
hardly have believed that this shy look- I
lng girl with the wonderful grey eyes
and soft mouth could have the temerity
to tamper with his work. The angry
words which he had prepared to utter
"You have come to ask for an- ex
planation," she went on. You want to
know why I altered the ending of your
She pointed to a chair.
"Sit down, and and I'll tell you ev
erything. I sha'n't ask you to forgive
me, though perhaps, when you know
my motive, you won't think so badly
of me as you think now."
He sat down and waited for her to
"The .the tale came Into my hands
because Mr. Hobbs wanted the lasl
page retyped. It had got blotted or
something, and that is how I came to
sea it Well, it wa'ct ms business ti
read the story, but there was some-
The Undertaker I By Wait Mason
The Herald's Daily
thing In the finale which Interested
me, and I did read it. And then then
I decided to alter the ending. I knew
that Mr. Hobbs was going out of town,
and that the sub editor, who would
read the proofs, would not know what
had happened. So I I did it. There
wasn't much to do. It was only the
last paragraph which required to be
altered otherwise perhaps I shouldn't
have had the skill or the knowledge to
make the alteration."
There was a pause. She sat rigid in
her chair, with her large, pleading
eyes fixed full upon Mallory.
"Go on!" he said quietly, wondering
dimly why all his rage had evaporated.
"You have not yet told me 'why you
did this thing."
"You shall know that, too. Will
you come with me into the next room?
Mallory rose and followed the girL
The door of the adjoining room was
"Look!" she said in a -whisper.
The swift eyes of the author took in
all that there 'was to see. He saw a
girl stretched upon a sofa, and beside
her there was a copy of the magazine
in which his story had appeared. On
a table close at hand there stood med
icine bottles. ' he girl -was asleep. So
thin, so faded was her face that it
seemed to Mallory that perchance she
might never wake again.
His companion closed the door soft
ly, and they returned to the little sit
"That is my sister," said the girl In
a husky voice, "and she she is dying
of consumption. The girl in your story
was just the same. Now the doctor has
told me over and over again that Jes
sie may live for many months yet
even perhaps for years if only she can
be brought to believe that there is a
chance for her to live. You under
stand?" He bowed his head solemnly.
"Yes; I understand."
"Mr. Mallory, if my sister had read
that tale of yours as you wrote It, I
believe that It would have made a ter
rible impression on her. The magazine
is her favorite she insists on reading
It the day it is .published; and if I had
tried to keep it from her, she would
have managed to get it somehow, and
then things would have been worse
than ever. Oh, don't you see don't
you see? I I had to do something."
"The name of the girl in my story
was Jessie, too," he murmured.
"Yes. And she would have lain for
hours thinking of the story, telling
herself that she, too, would die quite
soon, just like the Jessie of the story.
And so I altered the tale. I made the
girl live. It. was for her sake, Mr. Mal
lory, that I tampered with your tale,
and and, that's all!"
She broke down and sobbed.
Authors see deep into the soul of
things. That is their business. An.l
so Mallory saw the truth now, as he
sat and looked at the sweet face across
ty falth,'and an that goes to the mak-
ing of a good woman. He felt ashamed.
What was his puny talent compared
with such love as this?
He rose and went towards, her, tak
ing her hand in his own. The little
j hand lay cold and trembling upon his.
xou you did quite right," he said
at length, and his voice was very hus-
Ky. "And I am glad.
When she was a little calmer, he
snoke of mnre nonftnonnlano thlnes.
-j snan seB( Hobbs at once, and in- '
sist on his taking you back," he said.
"It's awfully good of you, but really
there is no need. I can easily get
work. In fact, I am going back to my
old firm, where I was employed before
I went to the magazine."
"Then there is nothing I can do for
you?" he asked, as he slowly took up
his hat and went towards the door.
"Nothing, nothing except to say
that you forgive me."
"Forgive you! I I honor you for
what you have done and I hope your
sister will get well."
She shook her head.
"No; that will never be. The day
will come-when I shall be alone, but I
want to put it off as long as possible.
She held out her hand,
j A sudden impulse rose in the young
1 man's heart urging him to speak.
"No; not goodbye," he said. "You
you will let me come and see you
"If you wish it, yes."
So It came to pass that in the weeks
and mor,tbs that followed, Mallory was
very often at the little house. Some
times he would bring wltt him little
gifts of flowers and fruit and books
for the Invalid, and sometimes, when
Jessie lay asleep In the adjoining room,
he and Phyllis would sit together in
the little parlor and talk of many
But there came a day at length when
tho blinds of the house were drawn.
and Mallory, meeting her on the thres- j
1101a, saw mat ner eyes were wet.
"I am all alone, now," she said.
He took her in his arms. She did
"You need nover be aldn anv more."
he whispered. "Never any more, my
A few months later, -Mallory met the
editor of "The Magazine? in the
"nallo!" cried Mr. Hobbs. "How are
you? Haven't seen you, I think, since
that mysterious affair. ETer get to
the bottom of it? Wonder what's be
come of the girl?"
Mallory smiled gravely.
"Tomorrow. Mr. Hobbs." he said qui
etly, "tomorrow she becomes my wife."
GANGS DECLARE TRUCE
TO ATTEND ZELIG FUNERAL
New York, N. Y Oct. 8. "Big Jack"
Zelig, the gunman, was buried with all
the pomp the east side could give.
Rival gangs declared a truce to attend
his funeral. His body was borne to the
grave through streets lined three and
four deep with onlookers, with a train
numbering thousands as an escort.
The police were fearful that gang
fighters would settle their differences
at the funeral and had a guarC r.ear
the body of the gunman ever since he
Twenty patrolmen and 30 detectives
Uept tho crowd in the streets moving.
Th-- hod lay in state in his flat in
Ttmome street where hundreds viewed
ARLINGTON CEMETERY CONTAINS 22,000 GRAVES
Final Resting Place of the Soldier and Sailor Dead Is in Historic Ground With
Commanding View of the Potomac.
By FREDERIC J. HASKES. :
&.SHINGTON. D. a, Oct. S.
Although established within
so comparatively1 recent a
period, there are few cemeteries In
the world that contain more interest
ing features than does beautiful Ar
lington, the place which the United
States government has selected for
the last resting place of Its soldiers
and sailors and which contains over
22,000 graves. Its location is all that
could be desired from the standpoint
of natural beauty, as it is on high
ground commanding a view across the
the Potomac of the city of Washing
ton and all its manifold beauties. In
addition, it possesses historic value
from having been the country home
of several persons intimately con
nected with the history of the ' na
Part of Custis Estate.
The grounds comprising the ceme
tery are a part of the original Custis
estate formerly known as "Arlington
Heights." The property belonged first
to John Parke Custis, who was a son
of Martha "Washington by her first
marriage. He was aid-de-camp to
AVashington during the war of the
revolution and died on November 5.
1781, of camp fever contracted during
the siege of Yorktown. Upon his
death, Washington adopted his two
children. George Washington Parke
Custis and Eleanor Parke Custis.
George Washington I-arke Custis in
herited the "Arlington estate" from
his father, but he was a member of
Washington's family until the death
of the later in 1799, when he removed
to Arlington where he resided until
he died in 1857. He had only one
child, a daughter, to whom he be-"
queathed the "Arlington House estate"
by a will dated March 26, 1855. 1
This daughter. Mary Ann Randolph
Lee, was the wife of Gen. Robert B.
Lee. She was 'to have the use of Ar
lington during her life, after which
It was to revert to her son, George
Washington Custis Lee, and nis heirs
forever. Robert E. Lee, -who was a
colonel In the United States army be
fore the breaking out of the civil war.
resided at Arlington and left It to
enter the service of Virginia on the
secession of that state. For this rea
son it has seemed especially fitting
that now when past differences are
overcome, the confederate, as well as
the union soldiers, should rest in a
spot having such touching assocfa
tions for both. The story of how Ar
lington was acquired by the federal
government first in payment -of de
linquent taxes and of the suit which
followed by which the United States
finally paid $150,000 additional for the
property has been frequently told.
Five Principal Entrance..
The National cemetery at Arlington
now contains between 400 and 500
acres of ground enclosed by a '"Sub
stantial brick and stone walL It has
five principal entrances, four on the
eastern and one upon the western
side. Those upon the eastern front
are designated as the North, McClel
lan, Sheridan and South gateways.
There are two stone columns, one on
each side of the North gateway, on
which are inscribed the names of
"Ord" and "Weitzel." The Sheridan
gateway has two columns on each side
and the four are surmounted by a
stone tablet upon which the name of
"Sheridan" is inscribed. Tho four
columns contain the names of "Lin
coln," "Grant." "Stanton" and "Scott"
The South gateway is uilt of Seneca
sandstone in the form of a massive
arch composed of a capstone resting
upon two columns. The name of
"McClellan" is engraved upon the cap
stone and the names of "Hooker" and
"Burnside" upon the columns. In this
way even the entrances to the ceme
tery commemorate the" memory of the
men who defended the nation in her
need. The McClellan gateway was
originally known as the South gate
way, while the present South gate was
originally called the New gate.
The grounds inside are divided Into
numerous sections with tastefully ar
ranged avenues, drives and walks sepa
rating them. Numerous bronze tab
lets bearing appropriate inscriptions
are scattered throughout the grounds,
as well as many monuments of differ
ent kinds erected either to commemo
rate a single hero or a group of men
connected with some particular event.
New Plot for Confederate Iteail.
There axp now Intprrol In Irilnrnnn t
17.932 known and 4690 unknown dead antine slaughter house through which
Each grave is marked by a marble j Douglas receives the larger part of
tablet erected by the United States tfcemeat 'onsumed In the citv.
government unless there is some pro- , ,e slaughtering pans are described
vision for marking them by private Zy ?lly ?nSlneer J. P. Sexton in a re
auspices. One of the newest additions 1 Pl' t th?,i:o,uncn 1Sst,nlrilt .,
to be made to Arlington i tn ,-,- Sexton said it was by far thw dirtiest
ration of a section to cp-iniS::
samerea an 01 tne confederate dead
already at Arlington and within the
District of Columbia, for which pur
pose a special appropriation was made
by congress. This section comprises
three and a half acres, which Is ap
propriately ciecoratea with shrubbery
and flowers, while preparations for
the erection of a handsome memorial
monument are now under way.
The government has made provision !
for marking graves of known soldiers i
imlfninHli. ..t.l. I.. 3. m , . .
uiii.uiiuij in ueausiunes ot tne oest
American white marble 39 inches long,
12 inches wide and , 4 Inches thick.
The portion of the s'tone which will
be above ground is sand rubbed. Each
headstone is Inscribed with the name,
rank (If above private), the company,
state and regiment or other, organiza
tion to which the deceased belonged,
cut In relief within a sunken shield.
No deviation can be made from the
above specifications, which are pre
scribed by the secretary of war. There
are thousands of these simple head
stones in carefully arranged plots In
Arlington, although their counter
parts can be found in each of the na
tional cemeteries in the country.
Army Nurses Burled at Arlington.
It Is Interesting to know that the
women who served their country as
nurses are also entitled to be buried
in Arlington, and that, if necessary,
the government! will provide appro
priate headstones. One of the most
Interesting monuments is erected upon
a small section devoted to the nurses
in the Spanish war. At present there
are only eight nurses burled upon thl3
plot, but there is room for other
graves as they are needed.
In September, 1866, there was erect
ed an imposing monument to the mem
ory of 2.111 unknown dead who died
either in the battle of Bull Run or
along the route to the Rappahannock.
This was practically the beginning of
the utilization of Arlington as a na
tional cemetery. The monument Is of
massive gray granite, and is now suf
ficiently moss grown to add greatly to
Each year additions are made to the
monumental wealth of Arlington. Last
year there was an Impressive cere
mony, attended by thousands Of peo
ple, connected with the dedication of
a monument to Maj. L'Enfant, which
was provided for by a special appro
priation of congress. This is in the
form of a large flat altar bearing
upon it an officer's sword and the fol
"Pierre Charles L'Enfant, engineer,
artist, soldier, under the direction of
George Washington, designed the
plan of the federal city. Major U. S.
engineer corps. 1872. Charter mem
ber of the Society of Cincinnnati. de
sicrnp'l Its certificate and insignia.
Born in Paris. France. August 2. 1755.
Died June l, 1S2J, while residing at
Chilham Castle Manor, Prince George
county, Maryland, and was' interred
there. Relnterred at Arlington, April
From its earliest history Arlington
has been especially noted for the enor
mous crowds which frequently gather
there. Last Mafrch there were esti
mated to have been over 25,000 vis
itors in attendance upon the exercises
connected with the interment of the
bodies of the victims of the Maine
disaster, which were brought home
from Cuba for burial. A fitting monu
ment for them will be erected at an
Memorial Day Exercises.
The annual exercises held in Arling
ton on Memorial day are always the
most impressive in the country be
cause of the number of army and navy
officers in attendance. Thousands of
pepole come to Washington each year
to attend these services, and the most
distinguished orators of the nation de
liver addresses. The visitors are esti
mated as reaching fully 200.000 for
the past five Memorial day services.
The decorations of some of the graves
are most elaborate, while the grave of !
every soiaier Duriea in the great cem
etery receives some mark of atten
tion upon that day.
These exercises are always held In
the Amphitheater, a beautiful open
structure, composed chiefly of white
pillars, situated upon an elevated sec
tion of ground. In th3 the officers
and those participating In the services
are seated, whi'e the crowds in at
tendance are grouped around the
front and sides.
Not far from the Amphitheater and
near also to the Tomb of the Un
known stands the Temple of Fame,
which adds much to the beauty of the
cemetery. It is an octagon-shaped
structure. 25 feet in diameter, con
sisting of stone pillars and cornices,
an iron roof and a concrete floor. The
pillars and cornice stones were re
moved from the corridors of the ph
tent office when that building was
restored after its -partial destruction
by fire in September. On the alter
nate panels of the cornice stones are
inscribed the names of "Washington,"
"Lincoln," "Grant" and "Farratnit"
and on the columns are the names of
"Meade." "Thomas," nfteld"""Ildg-
wick." "G ar f i e 1 d," "McPherson!"
iumpnreys" and "Reynolds."
North of the Temple of Fame stands
the historic Mansion house, which was
huilt by George Washington Parke
Custis and was for years the home of
Robert E. Lee. It Is now used as an
office for the management of the cem
etery, and othex buildings nearby,
which originally were the servants
quarters in "the time of the Custis
family, are now used as storehouses
for the tools and supplies needed in
the work of caring for the grounds.
The old mansion is interesting in its
arrangements, and contains" a number
of things calculated to Impress the
Tomorrow National Cemeteries.
REPORT SAYS BRADY
WILL RESIGN PLACE
A split in the --ity administration is
alleired to have occurred, following the
report that CaDt. J. W. Bradv. who nf-
ter 10 years q: service was going to re-
o'nu ins position as citv street commis
sioner. According to the rumor wh?rfi
f was in circulation Monday afternoon.
iuuunmj;, it was saia. a conierence iielu
bv mayor C. E. Kelly and Mr. Brady,
Mr. Brady declared that he would tender
his resignation. T. C. Lyons, sanitary
commissioner, was named as Mr. Brady's
successor, and Joe Dunne, who stated
several weeks ago that ho was selected
for the sanitary commissioner's job, it
was said would fill Mr. Lyon's place.
Mayor Kplly stated Tuesday morning
that he had not heard anything about
the resignation of Mr. Brady. Mr. Bra
dy ou!d not be located to verify the re
port, Mr. Brady served as street com
missioner under the Hammett, Moore
liead, Sweeney and Kellv administra
tions. SAYS SLAUGHTERPEN
AT DOUGLAS FILTHY
Douglas, Ariz., Oct 8. Filth and
squalor indescribabln prist at the nnti-.
parently thtre was no attempt at san-
Tho upshot of the matter ras iiat
it was referred to the city board of
health, with orders to either forca a
thorough cleaning up or quarantine
a&alnst all meat slaughtered there.
Similar conditions existed a year ago
when the butchers were forced to
People living in the vicinity of the
slaughterhouse are said to lie making t
threats of burning it if it is not given
immAllla fa o ttanHnn
Miss Ruth McCurdy left for New
York city Tuesday on the Golden State in the history of the company, equiva
Limited. 1 lent to fi nernsnt tibt- onnnm
SNOB is a person who believes
he is better than other people,
but is afraid the work! will not
suspect it unless he keeps advertising
An aristocrat knows he is better
than other people and presumes they
have good taste enough to know it too.
This enables him to make the world
happier by mingling with it without
fear of soilinghis standing. An aristo
crat is of no more real use. as an aris
tocrat, than a French poodle, but he is
not disagreeable and is often an orna
ment. The aristocrat is the deity of the
snob. A snob is a man who has either
been noticed by an aristocrat or Is try
ing to be. This compels him to con
centrate all his attention, courtesy and
consideration on the aristocrat, and
leaves him none for humble folks, who
have supper instead of dinner in the
We refer to snobs as "he" exclusively
out of consideration to womenkind.
It is easy to tell a snob, because of
vour desire to hit him on his beautifully
marcelled nose, sa soon as you talk
with him. Bv nature, he is so much
like common folks that if he ever got
mixed up with them no one could find
him again. So it is necessary for him
to distinguish himself, which he usually
does by a lack of good manners. Meet
ing a snob is like meeting a cold cod
fish in a fog. Talking with him is like
holding a conversaion with a stern and
distant dress shirt bosom.
The snob judges men bv their clubs
and the out of their coat tails, and lives
with e es fipd fondly on the top of
li sucietv column. Sometimes he has
i biain but he always has it un'lr e
It seems like some folks never begin V
travel till they git a bunch of children.
What's become 0' th ole fashioned
mother that never went t' bed till all th'
children got in?
Years" Ago To-
From The Herald Of Jo-st
Consul Francisco Mallen came In on
the S. P. today from a trip down to
Floyd Payne was one of the depar
tures on the T. P. for his ranch down
F. B. Houghton, general agent for
the Santa Fe. arrived this morning on
Miss Margaret Tripp, who 13 estab
lishing missionary schools here, went
to Las Crnces this morning.
A meeting of the Socisl club was
called last evening at 5 oclock at the
Pariow of the El Paso club,
. 5". L .1u.mn.t5?i 52?J"
terday morning over the Southern Pa
cific for a visit to Pasadena, Calif.
As the election draws near, the
docket becomes lighter. There havo
been very few arrests made in the last
Mrs. Geo. Kester is in Los Angeles In
response to a telegram regarding the
disposition of her real estate properties
in that place.
A. W. Dellquest deeded to P. J. An
drews in consideration of $975, lot 14
and half of lot 15, of block 220. of
Miguel Ahumada and Arthur King
left on the Santa Fe today for New
York -city, whore they will attend
school at the ensuing session.
S. C Smith went up to Las Cruces
this morning to locate a lot of claims
In Jarilla mountains. Mr. Smith ha3
had good assays from his properties:
F. W.-' Johnstone and wife left on
the Central last evening after a month
in the U. S. Mr. Johnstone is superin
tendent of motive power and machinery
on the Mexican Central road.
The Rio GrandeDam and Irrigation
company, held its annual meeting at
Las Cruces a few days ago and elected
officers for the ensuing year, to wit:
E. C Roberts, president; E. V. Berrien,
vice president; W. T. Johns, secretary
and treasurer; all citizens of El Paso.
Last night the electric street car
committee meeting was held at the of
fice of judge Leigh Clark. Among those
who spoke on the Subject tfc-ere J. J.
Taylor, collector Dillon and H. R.
Wood. The committee appointed to
discuss the best streets for the line to
run over were Messrs. Dillon, Taylor,
Courchesne and O'Keeffe.
DEATHS Am BURIALS
MRS. J. R, ZOR.V.
Mrs. J. K. Zora died at i'a local hos
pital at 11:35 a. m.. Tuesday. She was
26 years of age and is survived by he
husband, who resides at 3312 Rosa
street, and her father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. D. C. Nelson, of east Texas.
Who are now in the city. The body will
be shipped to her parents' home In east
Texas for burial.
Martin Rand, aged 38 years, died at
7:30 p. m. at a local hospital Monday
The funeral will be held Wednesday
morning from 50S Texas street and
burial will be in Concordia cemeterv.
MRS. JULIANA CHAVES.
Mrs. Juliana Chavez, a refugee from
Jimenez. Chih., and a member of a
prominent Mexican family of that place,
died at 1001 East Overland street at 7
oclock. Monday evening. She was SO
years of age. The funeral will be in
DOUGUAS GAS COMPANY
PAYS FIRST Tivrrirvr-
Douglas, Ariz Oct. S. Stockholders
; of the Douglas Gas corporation held
fl.A , i. .
tneir annual meeting here Monday
auernoon, electing, directors and offi-
iney declared the first dividend
BY GEORGE FI1 CH,
Author Of "At Good Old Siwash"
cellent subjection. He always has
manners, but never enough to go
around. He would rather accept a
cigar from a cotillion lender, than au
offke of great trust from the unsham-
"He would rather accept a cigar from
a cotillion leader than an office of sreat
trust from the unshampooed public."
I oooetl public, and his two missions in
me are to DreaK into society and then
to put his back to the door and keep
others from breaking in after him.
There is no open season on the snob,
't there is always an open door in his
vicinity through which -we may emerge
in haste, thus leaving him to annov
by Ocorgc Mathew