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Editorial and Magazine Page
Saturday, November Second, 1912.
UNDER the national constitution, there is bo election for president unless a
candidate receive a majority of the .electoral votes that is, more than one
half of the whole number in the country. Woodrow Wilson mast get 266
votes to he elected, and if he get bat 265, and the Republican electoral vote be
split between. Taft aad Roosevelt, then the election goes into the house of repre
sentatives for settlement en an entirely different basis. In the house of repre
sentatives, each state has one vote in choosing a president, and New Mexico or
Nevada, would have as much to say as New York or Pennsylvania, in event the.'
choice should devolve upon the house. Each state's vote would naturally be de
termined by the vote of its delegation; somebody has figured out that the house on
call of states would be exactly eqEally divided. 5ut this is getting too far into
the field of pore speculation to bother about.
The chief thjng to bear in mind on Tuesday next is that, to insure an election
without action by the house, either Taft or Wilson mustget at least 266 electoral
votes. Since the probabilities are in favor of Wilson, the El Paso Herald has
arranged a table for ready reference sow and en election night, in such a manner
that interested persons may quickly note the result of changing information, and
coBvenieatly keep his own tally up to date. The table, presented herewith, shows
all the states, with their electoral votes. The arrangement is in three groups: first,
states ssrely for Wilson; second, states probably for Wilson; third, states which
hold the balance of power- No effort is made to distinguish between Taft states
and Roosevelt states, for the reason that it makes no difference how these states
go, unless Taft shall receive himself 266 votes and be elected; the chief effect
of the Roosevelt candidacy will be to throw Republican states to Wilson. The.'
groups are as fHws:
Strrely For Wilson.
Colorado ' 6
......... ...i...- '
. ... ......
Keetseky t 13
Louisiana . K)
Mississippi ".. "W .
North CaroKaa. 12
.- -. Washington 7
. -. West Virginia 3
-.-.-.." Wisconsin 13
. Wyoming 3
Surely far Wikea, 184; probably for Wilson, 78; sum probably safe for
WilsoB, 262; necessary to elect, 266; balance of power, 269; total electoral!
votes, 53fc ' ,
Taft may get two or three states in the second column. Roosevelt may getf
some electors from the third column. Taft must get almost everything in the
third column, together with 20 or 30 votes from the second column to offset Roose--velt
electors, in order to be. elected.
Not Partisan Issues
AS A matter of fact, the four great issues before the people which are named'
by John Waaamaker in his address to the country, in behalf "of Taf t's
candidacy, are not, or at least should not be, partisan issues at alL They
are currency reform, the tariff, railroad regulation and the Panama canal, ami
regulation of the relations of employer and employe. As in the past, these matters
will be dealt with upon the free conference and compromise basis. There are
plenty of protective tariff men among the Democrats, south as well as north, and
there are free traders among the Republicans. There are as strong sound-money
men and rational currency reform men among the Democrats as among the Re-l
publicans. Railroad regulation is a business matter, not a partisan political matter.
Regulation of commerce and employment is a. question of social economy and busi
ness sense, and does not call for strict partisan division along lines of constitutional
Roosevelt will have women watchers at the polls in all cities of New York
state. The official statement says that the women thus employed as volunteer!
workers will be on the job every minute, aad willt shirk as men do; they will
not eves go out for lunch, says the committee, but will eat their lunch at the
Since .the torsade of rough stuff at
Taft has coaiucted himself with dignity
H you hare the proper sort of ami
ablity you swallow 11 kicks every
We used to know a man so lucky he
never got fired that he didn't fall into
a better job.
Some people devote their stubborn
ness to making their troubles last
longer than they should.
Every man, so far as our investiga
tions reveals, is confident be has a
"good memory for faces."
Every community has a citizen who
has spent a long life figuring on go
ing to the next world's fair.
There Is this in favor of the thor
oughbred dog: Its owner is more
likely to keep it shut up.
An ingrown grouch complains be
cause fall rains last so long when
nothing needs the moisture greatly.
No news is good news, except to the
Thrice armed Is he who hath his
quarrel just after a good dinner.
There is no doubt about most of the
suffragets being old enough to vote.
There are always two sides to a
question the wrong side and our side.
A 'woman has to be pretty good at
figures to make a fashionable dress
maker. Most of us like to take a chance. If
a rose had no thorns, we wouldn't want
to pluck 1;
You can truthfully say of onions
and mint drops that they are not to
be mentioned in the same breath.
Balance Of Power.
the beginning of the campaign, president
and wise reserve.
Ever notice how many opportunities
people overlook to say something good
A college education will not hurt a
young man if he1 is willing to learn
something after he graduates.
Just as long as young women per
sist in trying to sidetrack housework
there will be an oversupply of chorus
It might be well for every hopeful
graduate to remember that the men
behind the hoe or the girl behind the
mop can always earn a living.
Some men are like roosters they
crow pretty well, but when it comes to
work they let their wives do it.
Perhaps you have noticed how nicely
a woman who lives alone gets along
and how nicely a man who lives alone
Some men put everything off till to
morrow wlth the possible exception
of bill collectors, and they put them
With the majority of people, noth
ing appears to be more difficult than
to answer a question with "yes" or
One man's failure is "generally an
Some men are even unable to fool
the people any of the time.
All is fair in love and war only from
the viewpoint of the victors.
Every woman makes a solemn vow
never to buy another thing from an
agent, and she usually keeps it until
the next agent stops at her door.
b5 7-OU ought to walk five miles a day," the learned physician said; "you're
Y bigger than a load of hay, and you will soon be dead, unless you take
- more exercise, so go and hit the road, and try to lose, dad burn your
eyes, that aldermanic load." I walked five miles, and now I lie upon a couch
otr pain; my tendons all are pulled awry, and I am one big sprain; there is a
spavin on my knee, a ringbone on my shin; when I can find that doctor he -will
have his head caved in. "Oh, sleep out doors and get fresh air!" another doctor
cried; "why do your sleeping in this lair, with swarms of germs inside? The
air that heaven sends to men inhale and breathe your fill, and when you're well
and strong again, I'l send you in my bill." I slept last night upon the roof, and
when I woke just now, I found some icebergs on my hoof, and more upon my
brow. And I am all bunged up with cold, I cannot sing a note; and all the quinine
1 can hold I'm pouring down my throat. One longing rankles in my dome, I hare
one great desire, which is to seek that doctor's home, and set the same afire, v5o
after this when I have ills that make me groan and rant, I'll take the good old
fashioned pills that cured my uncle's aunt.
Little Lady Of Loyalty
(By Horace 3InntcII)
JESSICA watched the gaunt, brown
ship steal up softly through the
mists, and felt her heart quicken
at the sight of the flapping red-stripea
flag. Almost immediately a single boat
put off from the dock.
She did not understand this move
ment until, in the morainsr. sh antrwi
Matto, a servant of the house.
"They eay at the docks that there is
a fever aboard," he piade slow reply.
"It is not good that they should land.
xney are waicmng tne harbor very
Jessica's eyes sougnt the distant ves
sel, for Allen was in command of a ship
and Allen had not been forgotten.
"The ship flies th.e British flag.
Matto," she answered presently. "It is
strange that there should be fever
"Not strange. Ihev hsvn hui.
through the islands, madam. There is
much fever aboard there."
She stood alone for a long time after
the man had gone, pondering on his
Abruptly, arousing her, came two
shots fired in rapid succession. She
turned toward the gate once more. A
figure came running up the narrow
An English voice c. me, too, in an al
most inaudible whisper. With wonder
ful presences of mind, sha groped for
the bars, shot them back and held
ajar the huge ron gate.
The running figure leaped through,
and as he did so she closed and barred
Now came many confused shouts, an
excited, half-clad body of men the
guards from the docks. She watched
them hurry past her gate and disap
pear In the distance.
"Who aie you? What ilnvm w.
she asked. ' !
"I am from the ship In the harbor?"
"Why why do you come here?" she
gasped, trying vainly to control her
words. "Why to me?"
"We are starving aboard the ship.
The crew of natives deserted last week,
andthere are but six of us left. "We
came here, but they would not let us
"One of the men our captain is
sick. We need medicine. Last night
two of the men tried to come ashore.
They shot both of them like dogs." '
Jessica set a bowl of milk, some
bread and fruit before him, and he fell
upon it like a famished lanimaL
"I must hurry back," he said. 'The
captain is very sick.' And all the oth
ers must have food. If if you will
get me some " He broke off, cough
ing, and his face seemed to grow
whiter mora lifeless.
Jessica, procuring a stout canvas
bag, proceeded to fill it from the ample
cupboard. This done, she went and
btought down a small medicine case,
filled with simple though reliable rem
edies. All of these she placed upon the
"There Is food and medicine," she
The lad came straight and white to
"We shall never forget, madam," he
He took up the bag and the case,
coughing again querly. A strange,
dark clot spread over his lip and ran
over his chin.
Jessica went to the door, unbolted It
and held It ajar. The lad took half a
dozen stumbling steps, gave a quick
little sob. and sanh. limply to the floor
Instantly the girl was bending over
hm on her knees, his head pillowed in
Origin Of Familiar Phrases By Madison c. Peters
Names of the Months AreFrom Roman Gods Henry V. of England Was First
to Use a Loving Cup.
JANUARY After the Roman god.
Janus deity with two faces one
looking into the past, the other
gazing into the future.
February Latin, februro, to purify.
The Romans observed the festival of
purification during this month.
March Named after an old god of
war. Among the Saxons this month
was known as Lenet, spring. This is
the origin of our -word Lent.
April Latin, aperio, to open open
ing of the flowers. The Saxons called
the month Eastre, in honor of their
goddess of spring whence our word
May Named after Roman goddess
Maia. the mother of Mercury, to whom
the Romans sacrificed on the first of
the month. It was the third month of
the old Roman calendar. The Romans
considered it unlucky to marry in this
month on account of the celebration
of the Lemuria.
June So called in honor of Juno.
Ovid also gives the derivation a junio
rebus, while others connect the name
with Junius, or with the consulate of
Junius Brutus. It may have an agri
cultural reference, as originally it de
noted the month in which crops grow
to ripeness. Originally it had 29 days.
Caesar added the 30th.
July Named in honor of Julius Cae
sar. August Gets its name from Augus
September From the Latin septem,
seventh month according to the old Ro
October, November and December re
tain the names by which they were
known in the old Roman calendar, when
there were but 10 months In the year
octo, novem and decern, meaning
eight, nine and ten.
Origin of IoiBg Cup.
Henry V. of England called for a
drink at a wayside inn. A cup of 'wine
awkwardly handled by the maid by the
single handle, forced the king to take
it in both hands, soiling his gloves.
He determined this should never happen
again, so he ordered a mug to be made
with two handles, which he sent to the
inn with instructions that it was to
be filled for him "When he called again.
To his chagrin the same maid appeared
grasping in her hands the two handles,
and a second time was compelled to
receive it in this awkward fashln. He
ordered another mug to be made for
him with three handles, which solved
the problem, and originated the loving
Carpets Made B. C. 2100.
Carpets were made in China B. C.
2100 and in India B. C. 1100. They are
represented on the Egyptian monu
ments B. C. 300. In Rome and Athens
they were used on state occasions as
luxuries. They were first made in
France in 15S3. In the time of Henry
Remedies I By Walt Mason
Tie Herald's DaUy
"Boy, boy, boy!" she gulped. "You
are sick hurt. What is the matter?
Tell me. Are you ill?"
"I musn't act like this, must I?" he
murmured. "They are waiting for me.
And the captain is sick so sick "
"Boy, boy!" she cried again. "What
is the matter? Tell me."
"I think that shot hit me," he whis
pered, childlike. -1 didn't feel it at
first. It's right here," and he patted his
Jessica put her ear close to his mouth.
"Captain Marsh will be waiting,
won't he? Tell him I was awful sor
ry." Jessica felt her pulses leap.
"Boy, listen," she urged. "Is your
captain's name Allen Marsh?"
"Yes. madam Captain Allen Mar.sh.
Just wait a minute" and I'll be rest ed
An hour later a guard at the dock
saw the slim figure of a boy huddled
low in a tiny boat and pulling straight
out toward the open sea .He cried and
fired his rifle, but almost immediately
the moon slipped beneath a bank of
clouds, and the lad and his crafuwere
immediately swallowed in the deep
A dim form of a man appeared over
tne rail ana answered.
"Ahoy, there! That you, Ralph?"
The boy answered back eagerly.
"Here's Ralph," the sailor cried.
The lad smiled, and clung desperate
ly, unsteadily to the rail.
"Hurry," he choked, tapping the man
on the arm.
"The captain needs the medicine."
On the bunk against the wall lay the
A shrill, pitiful cry came, and as the
men turned toward the boy, he sprang
forward, covered half the distance to
the bed, and then crumpled heavily to
The boy's hat had fallen and a mass
of long, brown hair tumbled about his
One of the sailors stepped over and
lifted the limp form in his arms, his
brown face working curiously.
"B heavens, boys!" he stammered.
"'Taint Ralph, it's a woman! A girl."
A strange hush fell upon the group.
The man on the bed continued to stare.
Then the man who had picked up the
form of the girl slowly tilted back the
brown-covered head so that the faint
glow from the lantern might fall upon
The captain, sitting erect in his
bunk, broke into the single, sobbing
cry. The men turned one to another.
Such things as these were beyond their
The girl opened her eyes, fastening
them on the man in the bunk.
"Allen," she faltered. "The boy died
in my arms. But I brought you
"You told me once that I was a cow
ard." she resumed with a pitiful ef
fort. "I wanted to prove it was not
A great light came from the sick
man's eyes, and the tears came stream
ing down over his colorless, wasted
"Brave little woman," he gasped.
"There is no fever, Jessica. I took
down with malaria, and the cowardly
sailors thought it was the plague. They
would not let us larm. We might have
starved if if it had not been for
Jessica's eyes grew radiant beneath
her tears. .
She and Allen were alone alone. In
a world of their own.
VIIL and even as late as the days of
Elizabeth the most common carpet in
the rooms of the English middle
classes was a layer of straw in win
ter and of hay in summer. It was
charged against cardinalTVolsey that
in his state apartments he had fresh
supplies of grass or straw every day
at considerable cost. These primitive
carpets in the English dining rooms
soon became filthy, as the bones and
fragments of food were thrown into
the straw, which was also the sleeping
place of the family dogs.
Origin of the Pen.
The earliest mode of writing was on
bricks, tiles, oyster shells, ivory, bark
and leaves of trees, whence the term,
"leaves of a book," is probably derived.
Copper and brass plates were in use
in India 100 B. C. Leather was also
used as wejl as wooden tablets. Then
the papyrus came into use and in the
eighth century the papyrus was dis
placed by the parchment. The first ap
proach to a pen was a stylus a kind
of iron bodkin, but the Romans for
bade its use because of its frequent
and fatal use in quarrels, and then it
was made of bone. Later reeds, pointed
and split like pens of the present, were
used and in time were replaced bv
pens of steel and gold. ITntil 1820
pens were made of quills. Pen, from
the Latin penna. means a feather,
though pen is now applied to the plce
of steel witn -which we write.
rAll communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest Is made-J
WILI. VOTE FOR fiOBN.
El Paso, Texas, Nov. 1. 1912.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I am a Democrat, but I expect to
vote for U. S. Goen. of El Paso, for as
sociate justice of the supreme court of
Texas. He is a local man of the high
est order of integrity and ability and I
feel that it will be creditable both to
him and to this county to give him a
large complimentary vote.
Of course, I know he has no chance
to be elected, but on account of his
many worthy qualities, both as a man
and as a lawyer, I hope to see him run
largely ahead of his ticket in El Paso
county. He is true to his friends,
faithful to his trusts and a highly de
serving young man in every respect.
LITTLE "IFS" HAVE ELECTED PRESIDENTS
Cleveland-Blaine Race Illustrates Upon What Small Things a Presidential
Election May Turn Roosevelt Helped Nominate Negro Presiding Officer.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIN.
ASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 2.
The Cleveland-Blaine race of
1884 illustrates upon what
small things a presidential election
may turn. If James G. Blaine had not
quarreled -with Roscoe Conkling in
congress, Conkling would not have
sulked in his tent in 1S84, and New
York would have swung the Union to
the .Republicans again. Or, if Ben
Butler, had kept out of the race as
the nominee of the anti-Monopoly and
Greenback parties and the would be
nominee of the Democratic party.
Cleveland certainly would have lost
isew York and the Democrats the
presidency. Still another "if" of that
election was Burchard's charge that
the Democracy was the party of rum.
itomanism, and rebellion. That In it
self was determination of the result.
Big and Little "Ifs." 4
Senator Cullom has another "if for
the '84 fight. He says he told Blaine that
if an accident could have befallen him
whereby he could have broken a leg
and remained in the west to the end
of the campaign, he surely would have
been president of the United States,
and Blaine replied somewhat ruefully
that there was not the slightest doubt
of it And yet at Delmonico's, which
was christened "Belshazzars Feast."
he would not have alienated S00 New
York state voters whose, ballots de
termined that Cleveland, and not
Blaine, should occupy the white
house for four years.
In fact, there were so manv bie
-and little "ifs" in that campaign, any
one of which might have changed the
result, that one is reminded of what
Gen. John B. Gordon said about Get
tysburg that it must have been fore
ordained as a Union victory else at
least one of the dosen "ifs" of the
battle would have gone the other way
and have given a triumph to confed
Butler's rjoem Collapsed.
When the time for nominating can
didates came the anti-Monopoly party
was first in the field with a conven
tion. It nominated Ben Butler, a for
mer Republican but then Democratic
governor of Massachusetts. 'The
Greenbackers met and also nominated
Butler. When the Democratic nation
al convention met Butler was there
as a delegate with a pocketful of reso
lutions. One of the planks in his plat
form called for federal pensions for
confederate soldiers, for he thought
this would stampede the south to him
for the nomination. But he saw his
resolutions so hopelessly defeated that
he allowed his boom to collapse on
the spot and his name not brought be
fore the convention.
Roosevelt Opposed Blaine.
President Arthur was a candidate
for his party's nomination in 1884.
Senator Hoar declares in his autobi
ography that if Arthur had not made
an obpectionable apointment of a
collector of the port at Boston he
would have secured the Massachusetts
delegation, which would have brought
about his nomination. John Sherman.
John A. Logan, and George F. Ed
munds also were candidates, but
Blaine had the inside track in the
race. Theodore Roosevelt and Henry
Cabot Lodge were in the convention,
and Roosevelt seconded the nomina
tion of a negro, J. R. Lynch, for pre
siding officer, after Henry Cabot
Lodge had placed his name before the
convention. Powell Clayton was the
opposition candidate, but was defeated
by Lynch bv a narrow margin
RooseTelt and Lodge were support
ers of senator Edmunds and did all
they could to encompass the defeat
of Blaine. Conkling was unsuccessful
in his effort to hand Blaine a third
convention defeat, but when election
day rolled around he fed fat his an
Tammany Fought Cleveland.
The Democratic national convention
met, with Tammany stronglv opposing
Grover Cleveland. It tried" to defeat
him by threatening to knife him at
the polls. Falling in this threat, it
sought to break the unit rule by of
fering a resolution that, should any of
the delegates from a state request it,
they could be polled separately.
This, too. was voted down. Then
Thomas F. Grady, Tammany spokes
man, began a long tirade of abuse of
Cleveland, but the longer he spoke the
stronger Cleveland became, and when
Gen. Bragg followed Grady and said
"We love Cleveland for the enemies
he has made" the verbal shot hit the
bull's eye and Tammany again was
ridden over roughshod. Cleveland was
nominated on the second ballot over
Tammany's threats and protests.
The Prohibitionists were in the
field with two tickets, although the
one seems to have failed to nominate
electors in anv state. The im.B-.i-
larly nominated Prohibition candidate
was Samuel C. Pomeroy, of Kansas,
and the nominee of the regular con
vention was J. P. St. John, also of
the Sunflower state.
The nomination of Blaine by the Re
publicans brought a big bolt George
William Curtis said that he was at
the birth of the Republican party and
was in danger of having to witness
its death. Dosens of eminent men
like Curtis and Carl Schurz and Henry
Ward Beecher joined the Mugwump
movement against Blaine and for Cle
veland. Between the adjournment of
meeting of the Democratic convention
the bolters met and declared thaf "we
look with solicitude to the coming
nomination by the Democratic party;
they have the proper men, and we
hope they will put them before the
people for election."
The Tammany contingent finally
got into line by a. personal appeal
from the vice presidental candidate.
Thomas A. Hendricks. He told chief
John Kelly that he must not cut his
friend in order to get at his enemy.
and Kelly relented, resulting in the
Tammany vote in the main being cast
for the presidential candidate.
The Republicans expected to see
Conkling comeback into the fold at
ine eleventh hour just as he had done
when Garfield's candidacy was threat
ened with defeat but Conkling acted
as David B. Hill did when he stayed
close to "Wolferfs Roost" in the
Bryan campaign. Had Conkling
opened his mouth or raised his finger.
Blaine might have been president and
the whole course of American poll
tics changed. But Conkling was not
Blaine Popular In "West.
Blaine was intensely popular in the
west, in spite of the innumerable
charges that were brought against
him. His swing around the circle
created unprecedented enthusiasm in
the Mississippi valley. But when he
got back to New York it was differ
ent There the public opinion as to
the propriety of some of his financial
acts while in the service of the gov
ernment was decidedly adverse to
him. It was this which led to a party
of New York ministers calling on him
to show that the pulpit had not lost
confidence in him, and Parson Bur
chard's unfortunate assertion that
Blaine was fighting rum, Romanism,
and rebellion. The opposition took
it up and made great political capi
tal of it among the Catholics in gen
eral and the Irish Catholics in particu
lar. Blaine tried to stop the story but
it stuck. He was not as successful as
his father had been before him. His
father had married "a Catholic woman
of devout qualities, and rrhen be was
a candidate for protonotary the story
was current among the Protestants of
the community that he himself was a
Catholic. He went to his wife's priest
for a certificate, which the padre gave
him. It recited that to his knowledge
Blaine was not a member of any
church, and that in his opinion he was
not fit to be. The certificate satis
fied the Protestant part of the com
munity. Hot Fight Ib New York.
The Mugwump Republicans in the
main supported Cleveland, asserting
they still -were .Republicans, but were
supporting Cleveland because he was
better than his party. There were
some, however, who preferred to
throw their votes away on St. John
and Butler. In Ne wYork the defec
j tion to the minor parties was es-
Before the campaign closed it -was
generally evident that the election
hinged on New YOrk State, and each
party moved heaven and earth to
make that big plum fall its way.'
When the returns came in it was
found that Cleveland had won the
state with only 1149 votes to spare.
Both sides claimed the state and
there was preparation for trouble.
But the Republicans found themselves
hoist by their own petard.
In 1876 they had based their whole
effort to seat Hayes over Tilden upon
the doctrine that the federal govern
ment cannot go behind the returns,
and so, with no means of securing an
outside count of the vote, the Republi
cans were forced to concede the elec
tion of Cleveland. It was asserted
that the Butler ballots were counted
for Cleveland in New York City, and
that without them Cleveland never
could have reached' the white house.
The Conkling-Blaine feud was one
of the worst that has ever marred
American politics. Their bitterness
was not of a kind that could fight
a duel and be over with; it was that
intense hatred which pursues its en
emy to the end, and it probably
served to hasten the day of Blaine's
physical death, as it certainly was
the means of killing his political am
bition. Conkling quarreled with Gar
field over Blaine and then over patron
age, and in great anger resigned from
tne senate expecting to be sent back.
But he wasn't "Me too" Tom Piatt
resigned with him and afterward
came back as the Easy Boss. But
Conkling allowed his wrath against
Blaine to wreck his own career, as
well as that of Blaine.
JUDGE HARPER TAKES
CHIEF JUSTICE OATH
At 9:45 oclook Saturday morning, the
oath of the office of chief justice of the
eighth court of civil appeals was ad
ministered to judge J. R. Harper by
county clerk Park Pitman. Judge Har
per was appointed to that position ty
governor Colquitt to become effective
Nor. 1, the vacancy created by the
resignation of judge W. M. Peticolas.
The appointee was also declared the
nominee for the judgeship of the higher
court as a. result of the recent pr.
maries. Dan M. Jackson, who was declared
the nominee for judge of the 34th dis
trict court by appointment of the gov
ernor, began his duties Friday as a
regular judge of that court He suc
ceeds judge Harper.
SLAYER OP TWO PEOPLE
IS ACQUITTED BY JURY.
San Diego, Calif., Nov. 2. Hubert a
Lewis was found not guilty of the
murder of Mrs. Kate Toliver by a
Jury in the superior court The jury
was out 10 hours.
Lewis shot and killed James H.
Toliver and his wife. Kate Toliver six
months ago. He declared the Tolivers
had wronged his young wife, and in
the trial just ended, Mrs. Lewis gave
testimony which undoubtedly in
fluenced the jury to render its verdict
of acquittal. She swore that after
Toliver, who was well to do. had sent j
ner nusoana to &u irrancisco on a
business mission she was invited
to the Toliver residence one
evening and told by Mrs. Toliver
that Lewis had deserted her.
Mrs. Toliver. according to the testi
mony, advised her to seek the consola-
tion of another man, and 'when she re
sented this advice, Toliver appeared
from a closet and attacked her with
the assistance of Mrs. Toliver.
Charles H. Toliyer, the Slain man.
was best known in California as an
inventor of airships. A charge of
murder in connection with his death
still hangs over Lewis.
Homer Scott is expected home Sat
urday evening from Buffalo, N. Y.,
where he has been on a three months
WYOMING is a large, lonesome
state, situated rnthe middle of
the great, uncrowded west. It
has 97,000 square miles divided into 13
counties which are presided over by
footsore and weary sheriffs, who often
have to get up in the middle of the night
and ride 100 miles before breakfast to
arrest a malefactor in the other end of
Wyoming has 150,000 people, many of
whom have to travel a week in order to
get to the nearest rural free delivery
mail box. It is a green, succulent state,
criss-crossed with mountains and rivers
so wild that even a Republican congress
wouldn't try to make them navigable.
These streams are strongly impregnated
with a very fine variety of trout and
flow through a country thickly settled
with bears, mountain lions, wolves.
panthers, outlaws, , and other noxious
fauna. Wyoming is one of the few
states in' the union in which it is still
perfectly easy to walk away from a
fairly good hotel and pace a panther up
a tree in less thanan hour.
Thus far Wyoming consists of a crust
of civilization with a vast and raw in
terior into which railroads are just be
ginning to penetrate in a timid man
ner. It is shy on human population, but
is densely populated by horses, sheep
and cattle. The state produces hay,
wool, petroleum, coal, lanky cattle, which
are upholstered later on Ion a farms,
and a poor grade of senators. Wyoming
indians are still fatal when indulged in
to excess, and when a Wyoming cattle
nian begins distussing politics with a
Wyoming sheep man. the repartee
sounds like the battle of Gettysburg.
Wyoming has been greatly blessed
with curiosities by an indulgent and
frivolous nature and contains all the
geysers and most of the mud volcanoes,
not in politics in the country. These
have been set aside as a natural park
with front doors in Montana and Idaho.
Next f a dyed mustache nothin' gives
a feller away quicker 'n run over heels.
A feller is sever a success as long as he
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of J.
John Ray was among the departures
today for San Eltaario.
H. Anderson, ex-American consul at
Chihuahua, is in the city.
"The Pecos valley will soon be the
leading livestock center in the United
S. L. Goodman went to Chicago to
day to look after the Mexican orange
trade this falL
The Carmen smelter has shut down,
having no hands to warrant the run
ning of the business.
T. C. Lyons and family, of the Lin
dell hotel, returned this morning from
a month's visit to Kansas.
Eight cars of Mexican oranges cam
in over the Central and were shipped
to various points out of here.
S. T. Gray, who is interested in laxse
coal properties on the White Oaks
line, returned up the road this morn
ing. James Magoffin has denied the ru
mor that he would accept' the nomina
tion of the Democratic party for
Dr. J. L. Burchman and wife, of Las
Cruces, who have been in the city for
the last few days, left this morning
W. W. Bridgers was among the a
rivals on the S. P. today. He iia3
been looking after his political fen -s
at the smelter.
Five carloads of stock were ex
pected over the G. H. tonight to bn
turned over to the Santa Fe for ship
ment to the north.
J. J. Speir. manager of the El Pas?
Towel Supply company, has recei.el
a portion of his supplies and will s.oni
be readv for business.
The Campbell Real Estate compinv
today deeded- to Martin Alarcon 1m
17 and 18, of block 87, of Campbl!"
addition. The amount paid w?s J5o
Through professor Roach, a un;on
conference of city pastors and Sun
day school workers for bible studv has
been arranged for this evening at the
Presbyterian church at 7 30.
Some unusually fine apples ha e
been brought to this market dnrms
the past few days and are exhibited
on the fruit stands. .Thej were grown
a few miles above town, on the river.
J. M. Gait her. of El Paso, has rur
chased several thousand head of cattle
in Mexico for shipment to Cuba ani
has chartered a steamer to engatre n
tha.' trade, according to a Tampico du
patch. COUSTBBB'KITEHS ov t:. s.
POLIARS .VRKSSTSn ix m:ii n
Nogales. Ariz.. Nov. 2. Word was re
ceived here today of the capture of a
band of counterfeiters who have been
making American money in the moun
tains west of Magdalena. Sonora. br
Mexican secret service men. Two dies
were found, one of which was used 'n
coining dollars of the date 1890 pnd
the other half dollars of 1895. Tie
counterfeit coins have been in circu
lation in this vicinity for some time.
BY GEORGE FI7 CH,
Author Of "At Good OW Siwask"
Yellowstone park is full of wonders,
and New York men who have seen it,
say that it compares favorably with
The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenn?,
which once had that kind of a disposi
tion, but is now mild and mannerly ex
cept on Frontier Day. Other towns
which can be discovered on a fair-siied
map are Laramie, Evanston and Sheri
dan, none of which contain as many
people as a first class steamship
equipped with lifeboats for 1000. f v-
"Kew York men who have seen; it say it
compares favorably with Cental Park."
ominpr can be successfully cfosseil by
means of the Union Pacitic. but thou
sands of people stop off eoeh year to
hunt for cowboys and wind up by coat
ing a river into an irrigating ditch and
Wyoming's most famous product thu-s
far has been Bill Xye. ho lived in the
state when it was as interesting as a
melodrama :md nuu-li more fatal and
who welded it tirmlv into literature a3
editor of tfc Laramie ilinimerang.
(Copyrighted by Geojge Mathew