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c- a i - w. rait.- Fnday, September Eleventh, 1912. Mundy. Waters Davis. H. A Trite. McGIennon estate. W. F. Payne. R. C Canby. G. A
i. A. Martin is ews .baltor. Martin. Felix Martlnes. A. I Sharpe, and John P. Ramsey.
Sharing the Benefits Of Trade
UY IK EL PASO what yoa raimot bay is your home town" this is to
be the slogan of the Get -Acquainted excursion of El Paso business men
next week. There la Jways a little feeling among some merchants in
every community visited oa these nips, that the El Pasoans come as invaders, to
take something away from the home merchant and divert ordinary trade to the
big city. This is far from a just conception of the purpose and effect of the trade
Everywhere the doctrine is earnestly preached by El Paso, to trade at home
as far as possible. But every one recognizes the fact that much wholesale trade,
and some retail trade, necessarily must go away from the smaller towns and
smaller cities to the larger ones. And El Paso's word, which she spreads abroad,
is so to direct this outside trade as to serve the direct beneficial ends of thorough
southwestern cooperation to direct the outside trade in such a way that as large
a proportion ss possible of the benefits will come back to the home community.
El Paso has been singularly favored by the Creator of the universe; by the
trend of history; and by man's deliberate effort. The Creator arranged things so
that El Paso stands as gatekeeper for the lowest crossing of the great backbone
of the continent, the lowest crossing to be found between the equator and the
eternal snows. The Creator arranged things so that the climate of this region is
mild and equable, and so that traffic is never seriously interfered with by weather.
The Creator further arranged things so that a great city could and would be estab
lished, not as a mere passing Mint on
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crossing pout and interchange on all the
to all the points of the compass. He gave us the water level route to the north; 'TmeVSnswn. the road. He
the level mesas to the south; the great flat valley to the northeast; the water level j ''as a message for you most exciting!
,. t i ..! i. .i a i i ii. . .. . - . He'll explain everything while I run up
and easy climb to the east; the wonderful openings through the mountain barriers j and look at your wlfe.,p
and the great valleys to the west East and west and north and south of El Paso j fuJ',yf ry wel1'" sa,d verdown- cheer
the mountain barriers are broken to form gateways and mighty paths of commerce, t As- the doctor disappeared Overdown
Grasping these fundamental facts, man from time immemorial has directed his i -what did Mr. Horleigh" say. Par
ways of travel and traffic through this gateway. Here the old trails met and j Jd Uke you to come over
crossed. Here was the great market of interchange among the caravans. Here j sir, if you can bHck with me. He
was the outfitting post of explorers, and the rallying point of rejected conquerors. comintoo.t0sir'." P hlm' Tbe doctors
Here were the beginning and the terminus of stage and freight lines, and later, of
great railroad systems.
So following the work of the Creator, and the 'drift of history through all the
ages, men in these latter days have more thoroughly developed the traffic lines,
and have built up around this gateway of a continent, great industries and ware
houses, where thousands of men are employed in useful work, and where immense
stocks of staple goods in all Uses are regularly carried.
EI Paso herself only shares in all this development. It is El Paso's aim to
admit to a fair share in her advantages, all other southwestern communities. If
El Paso enjoys favorable freight rates, it is so that tbe advantage may be passed
on to the others not so favorably situated by nature and by the force of circum
stances. If El Paso merchants, wholesale and retail, have invested large capital j
and carry heavy and widely varied stocks, it is for. the benefit of all the southwest, .
and not for the limited service of one city or one group of communities. j
"Buy in El Paso what you cannot buy in your home town" that is the spirit j
in which El Paso goes abroad to carry the message of good will, cooperative effort, !
and mutually beneficial trade. Money that is sent to California, Kansas City,
Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Fort Worth, St. Louis, or San Antonio never comes back
this way, but goes to develop communities far distant, wholly out of sympathy
and out of touch with the southwest, and having no interest to serve in developing
this region. But money sent through the channels of trade and finance to El Paso
returns into useful channels of investment and development, and is administered
for the benefit of the whole southwest
El Paso has never been selfish about her progressive development work. This
city and its people have always taken a broad view of the responsibility attaching
to a metropolis. El Paso men and El Paso money spend themselves freely to baild
up all the southwestern communities, and it has always been recognized that what
benefits one part of the Great Southwest benefits all parts, and that El Paso,
merely as keeper of the gate, stands to gain her share of toll from all business
and industry organised in this region, through the natural course of trade.
Therefore, the business men do sot go into other communities as invaders, but
as friends; they go, not to take anything away, but to carry the gospel of wider
cooperation and more thorough acceptance of the doctrine of interdependence. For
the same reason that it is better for everybody to trade with his home merchants,
it is also better for all southwestern communities to trade with other southwestern
communities rather than send their trade and money thousands of miles away,
never to perform any useful work in southwestern development.
Why is it that Boston seems to have nearly all tbe public sympathy in this
world's series? Is it because of the traditional hatred of "Wall street," or because
the American represents a sort of rebellious movement from the old National, or
because the people think Kew York is big enough to take care of herself while Bos
ton needs rooters, or because the Boston club is headed by such a good scrapper, or
what is the reason?
Need For Frequent Audits
WHETHER the deficit shown on the county books be apparent or real;
whether there be a legitimate holdback or some error in bookkeeping;
it is dear nevertheless that a thorough audit of the public books should
be made at regular and frequent intervals; and that at least once a year, the books
of all public officials handling money should be gone over by representatives of a
firm of disinterested auditors from some distant city, having no possible local con
sections that might influence tnem in any way in their work.
The regular and frequent audit is fairest to all concerned. If any public
officer have careless assistants, or if be have been making' errors in his records,
the audit shows him where he can improve his system to avoid error and loss.
If a shortage be disclosed, the officer concerned has a chance to explain and to
make good. The protection to the public by the system of independent auditing
is not greater than the protection thereby afforded to every honest and conscien
tious public officer.
And all reports of auditors, whether the regular audits by regularly employed
officials in the local government, or the special audits by outside firms, should
always be made public in full and published for general information. Trustees
of public funds invariably welcome such publications, unless there be some strong
reason for wanting the facts suppressed. All public officers handling money afie
supposed to be men af unquestioned integrity, and it is fair to assume that any
one of them would welcome the utmost publicity at all times of the facts about
his conduct of public affairs, and that he would welcome at any time the most
thorough anayhas of his accounts.
One sometimes wonders whether it would be better fer the president to be
obligated to "the interests" or to Charles P.
President Taft is playing the shrewdest political game of his whole career, in
keeping still right now. '
The situation in some important states is still further complicated by the
method of voting, separating state anrXnatioaal tickets on different ballots. This
will greatly facilitate the split ticket
The El Paso Herald office is not quite solid for Roosevelt, but he has a good
lead with Wibe a close second. Taft received two straw ballots in the office, one
from a woman. The other was not from tbe editor. ""
Women hold many jobs, most of
which they are willing to give up to
A lawyer can explain a simple prop
osition in so many large words that
he can't understand It himself.
Neither is a man so blamed lonesome
in a strange crowd, unless he happens I
to be broke at the same time.
Men are ornery enough, without be
ing as bad as they seem to a woman
who lives in dread of being accosted
by a Strange Man.
It is impossible to make something
out of nothing with the possible ex
ception of a bathing suit.
It takes n. mother to explain that
if it wasn't for the other bad boys her
"Willie" would be an angel.
Lot's wife is the only woman on
record who became a pillar of salt, but
a lot of other wives become peppery.
A woman w ill always stick up for
thr n. an who 1i-.ps next door if she
happenrrl to see him once out in the
fro-t vatd helping his wife water the
an east and west trail, but as the ereat
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great trails converging trom and diverging
HEFKEGTIOAS OF A BACriELOIU
(New York Press.)
Little wit, much telling of funny
stories. n .
The whole world is of woman; man
Chance leads to the treasure; hard
digging gets it out. ,
rne smoothest compliment a man
uays his wife is how many other men
leu nun aooui ner.
us queer now noooey is wilting to
die to get all the better things that
are then coming to him.
JOURAUL ENTRIES. "
' A cure for love is often found in
! An easy way to do a man is to get
; hia on your note.
Silence may give consent but most
people prefer a good, clear "yes."
Every man is sure to imagine that
i his troubles are greater than they
Most of the players in the game of
life make moves in the wrong direc
tion. What has become of thf o!d-fash-.
'oned lover who proposed on his bend
I ed knee?
THE falling leaves float, dizzy, on every vagrant breeze; and some oneslioukJ
get busy and glue theni to the trees. 1 hate to see them falling down to their
g.-assv tombs; they bring reflections galling of death and sable nlumes. The
oml of all endeavor they seem to typify I cant hang on forever, like them I'll wilt
and die. Like them I'll whirl and eddy and land down in the mud, and there I fear.
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already, ill make no louuer inuu. Man mimes tnat when hell perish. Ins ineiHfe
will break their hearts; Bis memory they'll cherish; alas! when lie departs it is a
sad confession the world but lightly grieves; he makes no more impression than
do the falling leaves. His creditors may languish a while and tear their hair, and
tter sobs of anguish, but they alone will care. He'll jar the solar system when he
droje in death's tarn; but, dead, no one has missed him, and no one cares a darn.
Such thoughts the leaves, now falling, suggest, and make us sad, and we are
caterwauling when we should all be glad.
THE COWARD'S WIFE
(By Krancis Russell Gilbert.)
HEN the two visitors were
shown in, Philip Overdown re
garded them curiously. It 'Was
.nuc to see them arrive in company
ins big friend. Dr. Sperring", and the
! tout butler from "THe Hall" at the
finer end of Cranthorpe villa
finer end of Cranthorpe village.
! The little man bowed awkwardly; Dr.
"Ah. indeed. Sit down. Parsons." .
"It's like this, sir," explained the
stout little man, as he took a chair.
"You remember Miller and Blain?"
Phillip Overdown knitted his brows.
"The men in that assault and rob
bery case on the common, sir some
years ago now. You gave evidence
against tlieni. sir."
"Oh. jes. Parsons: of course!"
"Well, sir. you'll call to mind that
Mr. Horleigh was the judge at Spring
ton assizes, and gave them five years
each. And they swore they'd do for
him. sir, when they came out."
"What? you don't mean to say .
"The five years is up. sir. They've
just been released. And, what's more,
his afternoon Mr. Horleigh had a let
ter." "From them?"
"From one or other of them sir. It j
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yourself now!' Hr. Horleigh remem
oered 'em at once, though.
"Well, you surely don't believe "
"It was posted trom Springton. sir.'
"And bearing in mind that you were
in a manner o" speaking mixed up in
it all they threatened you, too, at the
trial, sir Mr. Horleigh sent tonight to
ask if you'd come around to give 'em
what he called a warm reception."
"But why tonight. Parsons? Does he
know anything for certain?"
"I believe so, sir; but that's all I wu
Overdown stopped. Dr. Sperring
looked at him queerly.
"Of course you'HJie with us. We want
someone with a bit of nerve, who won't
mind waiting for these beauties la the
"Oh, really! I
The doctor interrupted him.
"Well, he can tell Horleigh rou'll
"If you're thinking of Mrs. Overdown.
I'm sure she won't keep you. I've
spoken to her. She'd rather you went
he doctor stepped forward.
I "Here's vour husband hesitatinsr. Mrs.
Overdown, for fear of your displeas
ure." "Oh, I'm' sure he wants to go, doc
tor and I wouldn't dream of keeping
She advanced to her husband's side,
and the doctor chuckled.
"There you are!" He swung round.
"That's all right. Parsons. Say we'll
be on the soot in about an hour's time.
I'll drive .lr. Overdown across.
Very good, sir.
"Call for ine. Overdown. will you?
That s right. Au revoir!" I
jie shook me gins nana, ana ae
parted in his usual boisterous fashion.
When Overdown came back into the
room half a minute later, his wife
greeted him smilingly.1 He stood at the
door for a moment, looking at her. She
"Arpn't vmi fAlnt. tn tliflntr mf nipp-
! ly. Phil, for not keeping you at home'.'"
j He crossed and kissed her, but his
"There's no no danger. Ph'l is
"Why, no: not the slightest!"
His vague feeling of irritation in
creased. It was not that he did not
wish to go to "The Hall." But why
did everyone take his desire for
He recalled his reputation in the
neighborhood, gained at the Cran
thorpe railway disaster.
Had he been J
His wife suddenly stopped in the
middle of a sentence.
"I'll go to bed now. Phil. I think. I
know you're longing to be off."
He roused himself as sbe approached.
"Take care of yourself, dear, won't
sou?" she called back to him from the
"Yes; they're in Springton," said John
Horleigh. rubbing his hands. "I feel
certain they'll be here tonight."
The retired judge was a red-faced,
elderly man of military appearance. As
he clapped Overdown on the shoulder
the latter frowned slightly.
"But why didn't you give them both
"Nothing's proved against 'em yet.
We want to take 'em red handed, don't
Dr. Sperring laughed in his deep bass.
"Rather! Tell Overdown our plans."
"Well, look here: there's only one
drive up to the house and they're prac
tically certain to come- along it. Some
one can watch just inside the grounds,
by the road, another will be waiting by
the conservatory, and the rest Inside
the dining room. When the man by
the gate sees them, he'll run along
to warn us, and then slip around the
opposite angle of the bouse and hide
there till the come. once tnejrre
through the dining room window, the J
two outside will cut off their retreat.
You see the idea
Overdown nodded slowly.
The doctor filled Overdown's glass.
"There's the chauffeur and the gar
dener; that's five of us not counting
poor, old Parsons." he explained. "Say
the gardener. Mr. Horleigh and I wait
inside to collar 'em: Yates can stop by
the conservatory, while you look after
the gate. How's that, Overdown? You'd
be the best man there, as you're a bit
of a sprinter."
Overdown had walked to the window.
Now he assented briefly over bis shoul
der. Later, left alone at his post. Phillip
Overdown stood for some minutes mo
tionless in the dark.
Presently he began to pace silently
up and down on a strip of grass. The
minutes passed. Then suddenly he
caught a slight noise on his left in the
direction of the bouse. In an Instant
he was alert, and listened, crouching
behind a tree. Someone was forcing a
way through the shrubbery.
He could just see them. Evidently the
newcomers had entered the grounds at
an intermediate point over the railings.
This had been outside Horleigh's calcu
lations. For Overdown obviously could
not pass to the house without attract
What was he to do? He must follow
ana assist 1 ates to cut otr their re
treat tnat was the onl course.
somehow he couid not move.
-i noughts of lus wife troubled ' in
Before his marriage it had been differ
MuSingS By Walt Mason
The Herald's Daily -Short
ent; then he had been ready to take
any risks. But now
If this were really Miller and his
companion ruffian Blaine, they would
be certain to resist capture.
He thought of Violet there at home,
in 111 health, alone in the world but for
him. It would be madness in tbe cir
cumstances to embroil himself in such
a hopeless fracas.
As the two men, a few yards away,
began stealthily to move towards the
house, Overdown still remained mo
tionless. A minute later he turned, mov
ing with an effort, and was fumbling
hurriedly, breathlessly, with the catch
of tbe gate. Once outside he broke ln
to a. run.
He had gone perhaps 20 yards in the
darkness before he stopped, panting.
Then he realized the nature of his ac
tion. He was a. coward! he, whose
courage the neighborhood vaunted and
admired. The thought was bitterness
' Theft a second consideration forced a
groan from his lips. How could he go
nome back to Violet, who must soon
know the truth? How could he face
her who had believed him, almost rev
ered his courage whom he had won by
an exhibition of it-
With a set face and tightly closed
lips be began to walk briskly toward
the main road.
The dawn was almost breaking when
at last Overdown came to his little cot
tage. Noiselessly he opened the door
with his key. and entered the dining
room. On the sofa he sank down, ex
naustea in Doay and mind.
A noise on
the stairs made him start violently.
"Phil Is that vnii prill-""
ills wire stood in the doorway a mo-
pnt. then ram srwifMv tn-nravH ilr
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ment, then came swiftly toward him.
"Why, -what's wrong. Phil? You're
Overdown looked up for an instant
and gave a bitter -laugh.
"No, I took care of that!"
She stared uncomprehendingly.
"I ran away," he blurted hoarsely.
I didn't wait I was afraid."
She stiffened, but only for a second.
"Tell me a'l about it, Phil," she
"Don't touch me. You don't realize
things. -I I left them. When those
men came. I was scared. I tell you
I was a. coward. I didn't warn t' e
others. I didn't help I couldn't risk it.
I thought of you. I'm despicable. I
shall be the laughing stock of the
He groaned, drawing away from her.
"Go back to bed now, Violet. I wafet
to he alone."
He fell asleep at last. When he woke
it was after 9, and tbe sunlight shone
through the lowered blinds. He rose
slowly, and walked to the door, stand
ing there hesitatingly. At the sound of
his movement, his wife came into the
I "I didn't think I should sleep so
j late," he muttered. "We I must go
soon, i don t -want to meet anyone on
the way on the station."
"Go to the station?"
"I couldn't bear to stop here. The
story will be all over the place. I
should be pointed at jeered! And after
what people have thought of me .z
the past "
He broke off as sbe came nearer.
Phil, the doctor has been here, and
ranwin irum X UK null. one waueu
is mAfnAn r ea4 .. T n'.a a1 X amm
here all night that I'd brought you
a. siivaucjsi. X dcwu x sam JUU U UCCU I
She caught his arm.
"I said I sent after you last night,
a message that I was worse
very ill; and it reached you at the gate,
and you came straight to me. I told
Dr. Sperring today that It was only pre
tence I'd deceived you to get you
home again, because I was afraid for j
you a I raid of those two men. Don t
i you see. Phil? I thought you wouldn't'
I Jn.,nd ,r ,J aM that, because because ',
I "SxuSdMTfr my sake!" Over- j
1 Am whi.n.nxi thiu-ii-
down whispered thicklv.
"But no one will know; and we we
nMHln't 'sro ftwnv. Phil Thuv tan't
blame me much. 'Poor Overdown!' the I
doctor salu. There s no accounting for
a woman's whims.' She smiled. "Be
sides, both those men were caught. It
Itirint Bimmr. to rinno nn
He Interrupted her. eager, yet half in
credulous, hardly daring to believe.
"And do you mean to say that you
don't despise me? that that "
He felt her arms about his neck.
$25,000 TO AID TAFT
Washington, D. C. Oct. 11. Edward
T. Stotesbury. of Philadelphia, banker j
and associate of J. P. Morgan, was the
first witness exarained today by the
Clapp committee investigating cam
paign expenses. Other witnesses, in
cluded Wi'.llam S. Edward, Roosevelt
leader in West Virginia; Fred W. Up
ham of Chicago, and S. Aranowitse, of
Stotesbury testified he had collected
$165,795.50 in Pennsylvania in 1804 for
the Republican national campaign, the
money going to the national committee.
In n(08. said Stotesbury, he collected
$101,057.67 in Pennsylvania for the
Republican national campaign.
Mr. Stotesbury said he gave $S5.606
this year to president Taft's campaign
Samuel Aranowitse. of New York,
said Samuel S. Koenig. the Taft leader.
art.ua"y ,ha "amed raost or the Roose-
"I was supposed to be the Roosevejt
leader in that district." said the wit
ness, "and Mr. Koenig suggested sev
eral men as watchers. The election
was controled by Mr. KoenIg"s men.
Fred W. I'pham. of Chicago, assist
ant treasurer of the Republican na
tional committee in 190S. said he knew
nothing of 1904 campaign funds. In
1908 he was in charge of the western
campaign, with headquarters at Chi
cago, and collected $548,320.59. In ad
dition to that he received $50,000 from
Charles P. Taft. but returned it at the
end of the campaign.
Ilillei Questioned Shnrplr.
Charles D. Hilles. chairman of
Remiblican natinnitl rnmmiltM wa I
rT-z . . .-,, lm Z ' " :
asked by chairman Clapp if he gave
a statement in August that the
,..,...u.. mill iui .. nuoocicii iihu i
S?.1 lhe H-t trU3t ""Hon. of j
"I assume the responsibility for it."
Chairman Clapp questioned the wit
ness sharply as to his information and
Mr. Hilles said it consisted of his
general knowledge of what the Roose
velt workers had been doing and his
specific knowledge of what certain
kinds of campaign activity cost
He gave the committee no new in
formation regarding contributions to
the Taft Drc-convention fund excent a
list of the contributors to the fund
raised in 1'hicago, the total of which
rcpiosc-itativr MxKinley had included
in his statement.
MOTOR TRUCKS RAPIDLY DISPLACING HORSES
New York Has Over 5000 Commercial Cars Which Decrease Cost of Delivery
Now Used in Every Line of Business.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIH.
C, Oct. 11.
: ""7' AHhoueh statistics of the
' W A,lnoun stat,s"cs Be
census bureau show there has
census bureau show there has
Lucn a steady increase in the number
of horses in the United States, it is
a fact that the horse as the furnisher
of motive power for commercial wagons
is rapidly being displaced by the
motor. In New York today there are
more than 5000 motor trucks, or
commercial cars, as they are called:
in Chicago there are nearly 2000. In
every big commercial center, where
progressive business management is
requiring the highest possible ef
ficiency from each unit of capital, the
cumbersome, overheavy, underpowered
team drawn vehicle of a few years ago
is giriiig away to the silent, efficient
and sure motor driven carrier.
Motor trucks are being used in
every conceivable line of business.
They haul every commercial article,
including newspapers, ice cream.
pianos, coal, crushed stone, hot as
phalt, bottled and barreled beer. In
the most uptodate of trucks for spe
cial uses, there are devices for keep
ing asphalt hot, ice cream or fruit
cold, flowers damp, or the driver
liecrense ueuvery uoit.
The reason for the displacement of
the team drawn wagon by the motor
truck is that it decreases the cost of
a. deliveiy and the time required. One
high grade motor truck will do the
work of three or- four team wagons
of the same size. The motor truck is
faster and surer than the team wagon.
It is independent of weather extremes,
indefatigable, demands no set hours
for rest or feed, is free from bad tem
per, occupies less space on the streets,
at the dock or terminal and in the
stable. It does cleaner work. These
facts have been demonstrated by
actual comnarative accounts kept for
teamwagon and motor trucks doing
the same work.
Motor trucks in most cases, how
ever, demand good roads for their
economic use. On miry roads the
team has the advantage of the truck
in that it can pull its load out of the
mire, while the truck has to drive its
.load. The advantage of leverage is
with the team. Two recent achieve
ments of motor truck drivers, how
ever, demonstrated that the truck can.
if necessary, do its work without 're
. &z,u n, ivbu cvuujuuns.
gard to road conditions.
i September a loaded motor truck
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maue uie trip irom -nuaaeiinia
across the continent to San Fran
cisco, averaging 45 miles a day for 9
days. It traveled through snowstorms,
cloudbursts, over broken bridges and
deep gullies, up grades as high as 20
percent, and through alkali mud up
to its hubs.
In August a motor truck took part
in the field maneuvers of the Red
and Blue armies in Connecticut. The
tests to which this truck was sub
jected are said to have been more se
vere than any ever made on motor
trucks for field work before. France
maintains a squadron of 2000 subsi
dized motor truck at all times ready
to be mustered into service in the
event of war.
Gasoline for Iung ItanN.
The new commercial cars are op
erated by either electric or gasoline
motors. For long hauls gasoline
trucks have the advantage, but for
city work where battery charging fa
cilities are easy of access, the electric
type has taken the lead. Experiments
are being made with electric batter- j
ies looking toward increasing their '
storage power so that they will not ; TJTTrPG A OWrT m"
demand frequent charging and will i - U XO H. OlUir U
thus permit the electric truck to enter ; rAT'TTP TUrriATimci
the long haul field. Lr&i ilxi, IMPORTS
The efficiency and safety of the 1
motor truck is constantly being add- Bayers Walt In EI raw for ResBmn
ed to by newly invented devices, t tlon of Trafric on Mexico Vorth
Heavy trucks are dangerous to traffic ) AVcstera Road.
when rapidly driven because they arc Because of the tie ub of th rail
cumbersome and unwieldv. The
temptation to the driver to speed up
to miL'p nn fnv lnct tin. ho. hu.
w wm . b 1rv v-
ciipMcorHllw . !.. .AM .. 1 ...
tacbment. This sets a loud ?ong to
ringing and warns the driver and the
traffic policeman when the truck ex
ceeds a certain speed limit. This de
vice for obvious reasons will also dis
courage Sunday joy riding in motor
The disadvantages of cunabersome-
ness can be coped with
ways. Doors can be built laree enough
to Dermit the easv Mitnnw r .
to permit the easy
truck. Courtways can be e
movable platforms, slides, chul
entrance of the
other sorts of modern efficiency ap
Quick Loading Devices.
Quick loading devices are being
sought by truck owners in their ef
forts to increase the efficiency of
their trucks. This demand has brought
trucK moaeis witn oodles that can be
entered from the sides or rear. These
are valuable for loading in narrow
streets. There are air pressure hoists
for putting on or removing the load.
The driver of the motor truck
usually a man of some mechanical
skill and is a specialist. The loading
and unloading of the truck is left to
employes at the warehouse or termi
nal or assistants on the truck. Much
i care is sriven to the anfotv unii tm
fort of the truck driver in the con
struction of the modern truck. Trans-
parent rain and wind shields are mro-
vided. Levers and pedals are placed
in easy reach of his hands and feet.
The "spider" of the steering wheel is
surrounded by a large hard rubber
wheel to prevent his hands from slip
ping. Pedal broke controls are Cov
ered with safety treads coated with
carborundum to prevent slipping when
the time comes for the car to be
ClockH Rrclster Kiwv Mnvrmrnl.
j . But wnile every care Is taken to
i matte me aciver comronaoie ana sale,
he is also subjected to the close
' scrutiny of an "invisible eye" to pre-1-
i vent mm irom stealing the time he
nas sold to his employers and from
speeding up to make good this lost
time. This "eye" is a. wheel attach
ment, recently invented, which records
each stop made by the truck, the dis
tance between stops. the time at
which the stop was made, the length
of time for which the truck stood still
and the speed made by the driver be
tween stops. It records every move
ment of the truck upon a daily chart
and if the driver has made any but
scheduled stops he is called to ac
count. Keeping tab on the driver and the
truck is not the only function of this
del ice. It enables the truck owner to
check up the exact service performed
J by the truck's tires. Truck tires are
CTlarflr.teeri to last a tvrtaln mimKi-
A' m1a ... kAA- .
vt o .,: ucti.-t Aiauc lur several
thousand miles but in the oast it has
nen difficult to awtrtnin ,,..! ,
vice or tires. The sneedotr.-ter will
perform this functton t"u as the
Unload Coal in 30 SecondN.
In the past when city dwellers were
putting in their winter coal suppl.
police departments had man com
plaints that street cars were blocked
bv coal wagons. The best method for
dealing with this problem has been
found in the use of tilting devices
based on the same principle as the-old-fashioned
two wheeled dump cart.
A new type of coal truck carrying
fixe tons can be unloaded in this wav
in iO seconds Tiie truck is backed
into position; the lexer unlatching the
toil gate is "tripped," a steel chute
, is slid from under the body of the
I truck; another lever turns the power
ot the motor into tne dumping, me
chanism and tbe front end of the
truck rises rapidlj. In 30 seconds the
entire load is off tbe platform. The
body of the truck is instantly start
ed on its return and it can continue
to descend while the truck is in mo
tion. Vary Greatly In Size.
Trucks vary greatly in size, weight
and form. There are light delivery
trucks for florists and dry goods
stores which weigh less than 1000
pounus. There are refrigerated ice
cream trucks and milk trucks. There
are coal trucks carrying as much as
ten torn. There are drop bodied
tracks, especially constructed to haul
large plate glass windows. There are
The lightest trucks are equipped with
pneumatic tires. Tires of the heavy
trucks are of solid rubber, often
double barreled and heavily notched
to prevent skidding. An anti-skldding
device is the tire "boot" of chain,
corrugated steel or hard rubber, which
can be clamped on to the tire. Tire
efficiency depends in the main on re
siliency, which Is capacity to absorb
vibration, and riurahilitv
The heavy loads carried by the big j
trucks, such as coal trucks or furni- ;
ture vans, demand increased efficiency j
in service brakes and emergency
urHH.es. Venice oraiiei are usea in
ordinary work down grade. They
usually work on the front wheels and
slow up the truck by the pressure
against the wheel rim. Emergency
brakes are planned to bring the truck
to a. halt when a collision is immi
nent. They work against the rear
wheels by applying air or other pres
sure. Truck horns are much the same as
other automobile horns. Some are
operated by air from hanu bulbs, oth
ers are sounded by electric batteries
separate from the truck motorT Warn
ing of a truck's approach can also be
given by sounding an electric gong,
operated by a button near the driver's
Haul Freight Trailer.
Although the motor truck's chief use
is and will continue to be that of the
commercial car, it has other uses
which are being recognized and de
veloped. Agricultural tractors are
used to draw wagons of hay or other
farm products across the fleds. Thev
are also used to draw plows. Trueks
are made with convertible bodies,
whioh can be used to carry freight
at one time and passengers at an
other. Trailers, which are "dead
trucks, can be attached to motor
trucks and pulled through the streets
with loads such as car bodies, buggies
and other cumbersome articles. City
police are hostile to trailers for the
reason that they are a. nuisance to
An electric railway tower truck has
recently been devised to replace the
"trouble wagon" of street railway and
electric Hght companies. It offers a
firmer footing for the electrician at
vvork on a trolley wire than did the
ladder tower of the old "trouble
wagon" and its batteries can be
charged, if need be, while the trolley
wire is being mended.
A class of motor truck rapidly gain
ing noDularitv is th xir.nr,v,iii
fire apparatus, such as the water tow
er or hose truck. There are 700 pieces
of self-propelled fire apparatus now
in use in the United States.
Tomorrow: "The Electoral Colleges."
roads In Mexico, the cattle men of El
Paso say that it will be Impossible
to move any of the Mexican stock which
is now ready for the markets, for some
time. Tbe market season for the cat
tle is or.en now and in EI Paso there
are numerous buyers waiting for the
cattlemen to bring the stcck to the
border to take it up. Many of the buy
ers are here from Oregon.
This week there has not been a
single importation of Mexican stock
to the United States at this port, and
although last Monday a trainload of
Mormon cattle, bearing between 1200
and 1500 head, was made ready for
shipment below Casas Grandes, it has
not been moved. What has become
of it can not be learned, as-there 13 no
"way of getting communication through
to where the train was loaded.
REQ1IS1TION PAPERS ARK
ISStED FOR McKENZIE GORDON
Requisition papers have been issued
by the governor of Louisiana for
McKenzie Gordon alias Thomas Harvey
Qllmore. who was arrested by the po
lice here last Tuesday, according to a
telegram received by chief of police
I. N. Davis Thursday from J. Hubby,
sheriff of Clinton. La. Chief Davis
stated that authorities were on the
way from Clinton to El Paso, and
would visit Austin. Tex., in 'the effort
; to have the requisition papers honored
governor uoiquitt. uorden alias
Gilraore, it is alleged, is wanted at
Clinton on charges of forgeries com
mitted there in 1897.
A TANK is a receptacle for holding
"" tiUHls, and is about ait interesting I
as a box. or 4 stump, or a cross
cut saw or a spavin cure.
There are manv kinds of tanks which
are verv useful, and without which this
would be a sad and dusty world.
Water tanks are more necessary than
legislators and gas tanks are more use
ful than orators, thoueh not as imnos-
ing. But there is one kind of tank !
which is of.no use to the world in am j
capacity, and that fs the man who de '
votes bis life to the holding of malt I
and spirituous liquors. I
Like other tanks, this so.-t of man is I
filled through a small hole in the ton. j
but there the resemblance ends. What-
ever is poured into him is spoiled, and
moreover it helps spoil him. There arr- '
human tanks who hold almost incredi
ble amounts of liquor, but they do not
do it as successfully as barrels, and
they get nobodv's thanks or it.
A human tank is a nuisance. r rouse
alter it is full it moves about from
place to place and gets in the vjv of
traffic and falls down on rrov l-d side
walks and goes to sleep with its boots
on. Tf a wooden tank were to roll off
its foundation and stagger from place
to place, emitting loud whoois .md
shaking hands with total strangers, it
would be demolished with an axe But
everyone is kind to the human tank, an-1
gets out of its wav instead of tipping
it up and rolling it back to the brewer?
where it belongs.
Human tanks devote their lives and
energies to their profession an.1 :"i
them-elves up each dav with higbbaHs.
whiskcv sol:,- sloe gins, pe-ich bran
iiies. Tom -I .Tprrvs and malt liw-rs.
A mixture like this would cat the lin-
I 4 MortbT
NebHddy leves a fat man but it don't
seem t' worry him. Lafe Bud says he
wishes somebuddy would invent a pair
o' shoes that wouldn't hurt fair week.
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of flnrr
THsDste 1898 CaJ
Earl Mitchell returned yesterday
from a brief visit to the Dallas fair.
Up to 3 oclock this afternoon, reg
istrar Howe had registered 110; voter?
Mrc. T. T. Teel returned yesterday on
the S. P., after some weeks in Califor
nia. Yesterday judge T. A. Falvey re
turned on the T. P from the Dallas
Collector Dillon left for the east n
yesterday's G. H train, on official bu:, -ness.
Rev. T. L. Lallance. formerly of Edd
will preach at the Door of Hope tonight
Ric.nard Quincey. who has been in
the east for the past six months, re
turned this morning.
County clerk Pitman today Issued a
license of marriage to John H. Gooch
and Miss Cora Thompson.
The n.cnthly report of chief Loekhan
shows th'- fcllowing: Fines assess- J.
$1308 fines collected. $1263.
Will E Race has been tendered and
accepted the appointment of collecto
of customs at Baraco. Cuba.
Lorion Miller, secretary of the New
Mexico board of immigration, came in
this morning from Albuquerque.
Auditor Connor, of the E. P. & N E
went north this morning on the regu
lar train, to pay off the men.
G. W. Wood, Interested in mining
properties near Casas Grandes, has re
turned from a prolonged sojourn in
Billy Smith came in last night "n
the Rio Grande. Sierra Madre and Pa-
l ciflc from an experience in mining in
Prof. G. P. Putnam, superintendent
of the city's public schools, returned
yesterday from the Baptist convention
held at Waco.
Dr. W. M. Yandell was among the re
partures today on the T. P. for Dallas,
where he will take in the fair and meet
his many friends.
Bob Lyons was at his post of duf
yesterday in the master mechanic's of
fice In the G. H.. after visiting friends
in Omaha for a few days.
Deputy internal revenue collector
Bovee moved his office into the federal
building- today in the room occupied by
the agricultural department.
Mrs. J. G. Newman and Miss Marian
Newman came in by the Santa Fe route
yesterdey from the northwest, after an
extended absence from home.
Mrs. Geo. Kester. accompanied bj her
son. returned from Los Angeles thi?
afternoon, to -which place she was
called n business several days ago.
The city's board of appeals is in ses
sion from 9 a. m. to 5 p. hl, listening
to the kicks of taxpayers who think
they have been unnecessarily raised In
The city clerk today issued a per
mit to H. F. Bloom for the erection of
a brick residence on the west 43 fe
on lots 5. S, 7, 8. 9. and 10. of bloc!
204. of Campbell's addition, to cost
Max Weber today deeded- to George
W. Newell in consideration of $270
a parcel of land in the eastern part o'
the city of El Paso, being 7 by 9
feet and commencing 193 feet from th?
northwest corner of block 80, of Ma
The following boys left this mornir.s
on the T. P. for Galveston, where thev
eayect to be. mustered out of I'nc'i
Sann's service in which they enliste '
with Oapt Juan Hart: Ben Sebrlr-e
Otto Rogers, Sidney Bail. J. Manettt.
l.li N'-)son. Tom McLaughlin, M. Mc
Laughlin. 1 rank Kinney. C. Erw.-i -.n-S
BY GEORGE FITCH
Autfeor Of "At Good Old &wask"
out of a steel tank in no time. .hi
human tanks stand it for manv vea
thoueh thev eventnallv ur oil a,,;
and become limp and Icakv. Nothing is
more pathetic than the sight of an an
cient human tack which has worked up a
magnificent capacity, but which can n
longer fill itself up everv dav. becau
of the cruel cash svstem prevailing at
There should be a coniii.ission in th.s
country to take i.w ol human tank
and set them sr. urelv on concrete foun
dations, so that thev cannot w.ui,!. r
Kek into their once homes when fin!
and attempt to act as husband an!
tathers with the mot dismal results.
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