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THIRTY-SECOND YEAR OF PUBUCATION
Wllmarth (owner o 20 percent) Manager, tne ""fif" Sevens. J. A. Smith. J. J.
itrkAL B. C Canby. O. A.
Martin! Felix Martlnes, A. I Sharpe, and Jonn P. Bamaey.
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lueaday, November fil&iJZtf-
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G. A. Until i Xews Editor. t
Looking On At
ELECTION Say is one of those days everybody waits impanenuy "
It may be that nobody is especially wrought up over the outcome. The ter
restrial globe is very likely to roll on no matter which of three wins. Bui
there is always restlessness in the air.
For a time we Americans hare foged on pretty steadily, along a prosperous,
comparatively easy going way. There have been wrongs and there have bees
rights, bat the Republicans, in control nationally, have not been so very wrong, or
another party so much more whitely right, that anyone has particularly disturbed
himself over national politics.
Perhaps chiefly we want change for change's sake. The country is in no
critical seed of salvation, and no one man can jastly pose as the only savior. Bat
Americans seem to be tired of fat placidity.
Henry G. Wells, the English writer who may be called the foremost living
social imaginist, has recently discovered, and isolated for farther morphological
and pathological investigation, a numerous and widely distribatea, bat hitherto
not separately Mentified race of more or less erratic hamans whom he calls "the
godsakers" they are forever jampiag ap and sfeoating "Per God's sake, let's be
doing," without math knowing or thinking why or what
Fellows, jast think what might have happened if oar wives had had the ballot
Needy every business maa in Bl Paso has his desk piled ap with 'things he
has laid aside at frenueat intervals sinee last Christmas, saying to himself that
after a little while he weald sat be qaite so rashed and coald go over them right
It has been a vary baoy year for El Pasoaas, and the basiest months are just
ahead of as.
arrie Of Infantile Paralysis
GOVERNMENT public health authorities at Washington have established the
fact that infantile paralysis, which has devastated many different sections
of the coaatry in epidemic form, is carried by the "common stable fly."
This is probably not the only efficient carrier, bat the universal prevalence of the
fly pest is explanation enough of the rapid spread of the terrible disease whenever
it gets a good foothold.
As with so many other plagaes of the human race, this disease is evidently the
result of filthy conditions, aboat cities, villages, and farass, and about the private
premises of town and country dwellers. Bat, while the disease is carried by flies,
and flies are bred in filth, the citizen who maintains his own premises in scrapuJous
cleanliness cannot be immane to the attack so long as his neighbors are careless,
or tie community as a whole is untidy.
It is highly important that one of the principal carriers of infantile paralysis
has been discovered and shown ap. Bat this only adds to the cxisainal indictment
against the fly, and against people who are careless about flies. Knowledge is of
little ae unless it be practically acted upon. ' (
FATE played a bitterly grim jest on the little town of Troy, Pennsylvania. A
comfortable, happy little town in the Pennsylvania mountains, Troy in a
great barst of civic spirit decided to beautify the cemetery; and by dint of
much eattaetaatk cooporatioa raised $40,090 for the city of the dead.
Bat they let their water shed go dirty, and the local water supply go foul.
Now, sir months afterwards, the little city is in the agly clutch of typhoid.
One Oat of every eight persons is down. Whole families are having to be vac
cinated. There are so few well women that neighboring townswomen are having
to sead cooked food over the mountain roads for the Red Cross nurses, ana the.
once comfortable little town has literally to beg for beds and beddiag.
The costly mach beautified cemetery is gaining new inhabitants every day,
while the dirty neglected watershed continues its deadly work.
fools that we all are to lay oarselves open to such grim turnabouts. Fools,
so often to overlook the vital in our wild harry for the things that seen are as
Fools that we all are, blind fools running aboat hither aad thither with ear
little half ideas, bumping into grim obstacles, and thrashing around wiiaiy; are
we sot Hke the ant with the too big cramb, bumping into the pebble and trying
to beat oar way through and save the plunder, even if it mean death?
Perhaps we libel the ant, ia suggesting that she is not wiser than man.
ACCORDING to a Servian princess an American woman married to a
Servian in all Servia there are no paapers andvao very rich. Inasmuch as
ear very rioh are sever frantically happy, and the very poor are bitterly
unhappy, it stands to reason that from sack a social system we coaia learn a
Belgians, aloe, a Magdoa we couKl pat ia oar pocket and forget, has a system
of sifting oat paapers that makes oar lamping them all together seem the crudest
social economy. In Belgium, instead of letting a paaper attain what measure
of happiness he can from his miseries as we generally a, they remove him to,
wfeere they can ase him.
Paapers and defideats are sifted as qakkly as they become so. Husky mea
who eaa work are sent te work according to their abilities. Husky men without
tztimng are either traiaed or pat where labor is reqaired. Topers are quickly dis
posed of in retreats, to be repaired and set to work off their weakness.
Indigent consumptives are sent to aaatoriams and the masimBm of work got
eat of them for their own good. Old people able to putter about a bit are set to
practical pattering, and people too old to patter are allowed another place, with
provision for their weariness.
Every scrap of hasaan material is tamed to some use with the thrift of a
French cook applied to the problems of paaper burden.
Some men. like wells, are driven to
Some men smile in the face of ad
versity, but they don't mean it
Some men are so lasy that they are
unable to catch a slow fever.
A woman doesn't have to change her
mind In order to change the subject
When you make your mark In the
world see that1 It Is a mark of esteem.
The farmer Is now informed that the
safety of the country depends on his
Time is said to be money, but as a
rule the more time a man has the more
money he requires.
The less some people know about a
matter the surer they are that they
know all there is to know about it.
So many things are possible but not
If a man Is prosperous, his clothes
should show it j
Somehow we always think of a man
milliner as a perfect lady.
A secret ceases to be a secret when it
becomes a partnership affair.
When a boy can't eat a little more, it
Is time to dash for the doctor.
It is so easy to subscribe to a wor
thy cause, and so hard to pay up.
Ever occur to you that you aren t
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a& pome 10 ine merL-iiaius as lc cia.v-
ing men are"
i'-nf tT-.mi.le with lie human rare is
that n manv minda don't stow un as
tl - bodif-s do.
To be disappointed la love Is not
half as bad as to be disappointed in
wny is ii you no"' fiA
twins- sued for breach of promisor!
Lots of them are guilty of It
There's one kind of current litera
ture the women keep abreast of the
dry goods stores' advertisements.
When a man gets the worst of it ha
usually deserves it
Most folk seem to go on the theory
that promises are made to be broken.
Just because nobody loves a fat man,
it doesn't follow that everybody loves
every thin man.
People attribute their vices to hered
ity, but claim their virtues are their
He is fclso an unusual man who gets
out of a rut.
The wedding March is often followed
by April showers.
It isn't always hard work that sends a
man to the rest cure.
The smoke nuisance the fellow who
always borrows his tobacco.
The greatest accomplishment any
man can have is an ability to mind his
Hoax "The shoemaker is one man
irhn atir-lrs tn the lant." Joax "YeS. he's
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! "Time is mone," quoted the ise
! Gu. Y. s. hut some peopli- will waste
.1 iloiloi mtli of tim. ti n-r to ' .i P !
i a poinv, aJd J the bimpK Mug-
H THIS fact will bear repeating, that unless you're fond of eating, every
thimr will seem discordant in this world we infest; if your appetite is
i-S i;- .n h, rw iov or snlendor. and vou'll think that this republic
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is skedaddling gallev west. Brooding propnets, gloomy iu, j B-
tte sWnieKgoVernment is all corrupted and we're headed for the dump; butif
KonIy able to get busy at the table, things would seem far more attrac
trvT anTtbrir gloom would tak aelump. Nearly aU man's earthly trouMes would
evanescent bubbles, could all people eat with gusto, morns and eves and sunny
-I.. M.M tbev shovel in their craters beef and beans and boiled potaters, succo-
i tash and ham and spinach, macaroni, pies
with horses to the eoarts to get aivorces
lood oWshionrf way; they would find
toWXw buckwheat cakes and eggs and
hay Life should be and is a blessing,
from folks with balky stomachs, though
eat with frenzied ardor, take a fall out
enamored with this cheerful human game.
A Practical Joke
By Mareel Roland.
BROTHER, a fair haired pink
cheeked American, who had been
living as an engineer in France
for several years, said nothing at all
tonight, but when each of us had told
onr story he spcke at last with that
calm look and very slight accent which
alone betrayed his Anglo-Saxon origin.
"The finest thing I have ever seen
was a Joke which some of my. chums
and myself played while I was. study
ing at the College of Electricity at
Baltimore. We had there a very good
natured fellow of about 40, whose
name was Kind, and who performed
the united duties of hallboy. Janitor
and canteen keeper. Tou met him
everywhere, in the laboratory, in the
yards, at the door, always busy pol
ishing, cleaning, repairing or sweep
ing. He undertook alL kinds of com
miMlnnn for us and when we wanted
anything done Kind was always sent
for. Of course, we also abased and
teased him after the manner of boys
r u . -w-
i and young men and made nim agen- ,
eral scapegoat. n anytning obp- ,
ne&red. Kind mast have taken ,lt.
the wine was poor, or the clock slow,
it was always Kind's fault.
"There were five or six of us, young
fellows of about 18. who were partic
ularly Ingenious in playing practical
jokes on- him. which were often harm-
i less but sometimes rather mean. One
day a package oi dooks wmcn mcn
mond, one of us, had left in Kind's
office disappeared. It was not a very
serious matter and the most Kind
might have been blamed for was that
he had not watched the door carefully
enough, but of course we made the
loss of the books out to be a,n awful
calamity. As vacation was near and
there were no examinations to be held
in our class that year "we had plenty
of leisure and we aecided to play what
we considered a capital practical Joke
"After talking the matter over with
us Richmond pretended to be furious
and thundered against Kind, inform
ing our pale and trembling victim that
he intended to put the matter in the
hands of an investigating committee
i onnnlnt a -hidara to nasa sentence.
This happened on a Saturday and we
spent all Sunday morning devising a
plan which was to strike terror into
! the heart of the poor janitor.
"In' the afternoon we set out to at-
tack Kind. The building was empty
i and nobody could interfere. We set
a sort or courtmaruai in one oi mc
largest classrooms and began proceed
ings. Standing between two strap
ping broad fellows, halfbacks on our
football team, who almost hid him
from sight poor little Kind tried to
defend himself in a trembling voice,
which almost sent us into convulsions
of merriment, although we preserved
the stern appearance of dignified offi
cers of the law. One of us who had
been made public prosecutor made a
masterly speech in which he depicted
Kind as the meanest of criminals and
after some deliberation the judges sen
tenced our victom to death.
"The execution was to take place
immediately by means of the electric
chair, which was deemed the most
fitting instrument of death at a Col
lege of Electricity.
"When the sentence was passed
Kind at first went frantic with hor
ror, but he soon composed himself to
such 'an extent that we began to
doubt if he had really understood his
position, but we went at the prepara
tions in the most solemn manner.
Foolish Bridey-Brides -:- By Winifred Bkck
How They Start Hasbands on the Wrong Road.
OH, the lovely lUtle brldey-brides!
Did you read about them?
They all came upj.from Ber
muda on a. great big, lovely shlppy
ship, and It was so rolly-poly they
were most scared, only "Didums" was
with them holding their "Ittle bitey
nannies" every minute, and so they
Just cried a little and didn't mind.
Such sweet "lttle bltsy bridey
brides, all in their new clothesie-osey,
and with their pitty 'Ittle hatsies on.
And they had a tiny bltay meeting In
the cabin of the great big, awful
scary shlppy-shlp and formed a bridles'
club; ana resolved to be the best "ittle
bltsy brldies that ever lived.
.They are going to get up to break
fast every single morning and cook
dovey's breakfast wlf their own little
baby nannies, and they are never go
ing out of the house without dovey;
oh. no, never at ally ally.
And den. what does you think, they
aren't going ever to spend a single
Itsy penny wenny of dovey's great big
dollars without telling Just what they
bought. Isn't that sweety weety?
Dovev works so hard down at the
nfflcA. takinar his tootsies down from I
the desky wesky and putting them up 1
again, and thinking wnat to oraer ior
luncheon and what to do to find money
to pay what he lost on a' naughty- hor
rid bet and his money musn't be
wasted; no, indeed weedy!
Him's booful money must all be.
saved and counted, every penny wenny.
so he can have lots and lots to buy
nasty smoky wokys with. Darling
And If little brldey loses a nickel
she must have her little paddle wad
dles whacked, not hard, of course, but
hard enough to make her careful.
And when she wants a new hat dovey
will buy it for her a nice cheap one,
so pretty for little brldey.
And dovey will buy her shoes, too,
and take her girl friend out to eat ice
cream along with brldey for bridey is
so babyish she never can be trusted to
have any money for her little selfy,
no Indeedy! .
She's Just a baby, little bridey is.
Maybe she has supported herself and
her mother since she was 14 years old.
Perhaps she has worked day after day
with a headache that would drive
dovey home or to the doctor's in an
She's eoine to keep house now; that's
easy work, oh, so easy figuring and
planning and scheming to pay bills,
and washing dishes and sweeping. Her
back aches sometimes when the sweep
ins dav is top long, and you wouldn't
think how tired her feet get some cays
vith all the running- and the picKincr
( up and that
no wm( 'Ii pup i s-oine: tn iacr
I the iu"t awful torture a human 1't.ir
The Appetite By Walt Mason
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and I prunes. They could not be drawn
u meir ipci.i.K ..., ...
this life less hollow if they had desire
doughnuts, scrambled riee and shredded
and the wails and sighs djstressmg come
they oft misplace the Dhumv Learn to
of the larder, and youll soon .be quite
The Herald's Daily
"Maintaining deep and - impressive
silence we conducted Kind into the
laboratory which was filled with the
most uptodate and complicated elec
trical appliances while bills every
where warned one of the danger.
"In the midst of these imposing sur
roundings, we had placed an oH arm
chair on a rubber mat The terrible
Richmond bad fitted it up with strong
leather straps, while an old copper
saucepan deprived of its handle served
as the cap of death and two metal
bands were fixed on the arms to hold
the prisoners arms in the proper posi
tion to receive the mortal current The
whole affair really looked very much
like the real thing, connected as it
was with floor and ceiling by a num
ber of coiled wires. I need not say
that these wires had no connection
with any dynamos or electric cables
of any kind and that our electric chair
was perfectly harmless in spite or its
"Whra everything was ready Rich-
'i- . .a olmul th sen-
mo . - .- y-v-- -teonjr
-"-J-ty-- m-w -
if he had any declaration to make.
Kind, who was now fully, convinced
that his last hour naa come. iuuu
strength, to summer:
Gentlemen I assure you I am
" Well, Kind,' went on Richmond,
'do you ask forgiveness for your
crime? . ,, .
Tea, I do ask forgiveness, replied
Kind to our huge amusement
"What a powerful weapon sugges
tion is,' said Clarke, one of us, who
was greatly interested in hypaotism.
'It was by suggestion that people were
made to confess all kinds of crimes,
they never committed, in mediaeval
"At the order of the Judge, nd
was now strapped to the ehair, the
copper saucepan was fastened on his
head and two copper electrodes were
applied to his bared legs. Kind sub
mitted meekly to everything. A blaek
silk handkerchief was spread over his
" 'Executioner.' said Rlehteond to a
loud voice which made our victim
tremble, I shall ftap JWf hands three
times aad' yort w ttd send a cur
rent of 150.000 voMs through the pris
oner's body. I think that will be
enough, though this man Kind is ln
crediblv thickkinned. As for the
witnesses. I will beg you to make no
manifestation of any kind when you
see the prisoner's soul leaving his
body in the shape of a red balloon or
a white dove.'
"The executioner made believe that
he went out, but in reality he re
mained with us with his hands In his
"Richmond spoke once more.
"'Attention, gentlemen! Are you
ready? I begin my solemn .task. Kind,
in the name of the law I command you
to be dead. And you, gentlemen, are
herewith Invited to the funeral of this
man Kind, Janitor at the College of
Electricity of Baltimore, member of
the national league of intemperance
and many learned societies.'
"Richmond pulled away the hand
kerchief which covered Kind's fea
tures, and a terrible sight met our
eyes. Kind had played his part of
victim beUer than we had played the
judges. Kind was dead, stricken dead
not by electricity but by suggestion.
"We were all indicted for the death
of our victim and sentenced to dam
ages to his family in the sum of
can endure and live, and face it -with
a smile, too. How pale she is, poor
baby! She can't even talk baby talk
And she'll have to make lUtle aarah
mind, and keep Johnny in school, and
oh! she has quite a task ahead of her
for Just a baby doll. But she roust
never, never, never want any money of
her own to do with as she likes; that's
bold and naughty for baby dolls. Ask
dovey if it isn't
Well, well, welt the poor little
brides! I wonder how long It will be
taill thev are s-oine" through dovey's
I pockets to find car fare because dovey
is so cross when she asks him fer it?
Oh, you foolish foolish. Irritating
little women you! Why don't you re
member that you are women. Just as
dovey is a man, and that you must
have some place in the world yourself
quite apart from dovey's?
Why do you have to wait till you
reap the harvest of your own ahyssmal
folly before you understand that no
man respects what he can tyrannise
over, and that no man wants a human
doormat for a wife?
Wake up, bridey brides! Tou aren't
In Bermuda now; you're in America,
where men are real men and want reai
women for wives and for the mothers
of their children.
If you don't dovey will wake up be
fore you do; and oh! that would i.
TA11 communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest is made
PRODUCTION OF GOLD.
Silver City, N. St, Nov. 1.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Please let me know through your
paper the state that leads In the pro
duction of gold by the latest sta
Official statistics for ' 1911 show
California in lead with $19,928,500;
Colorado next with $19.13S,800: Ne
vada third with 418,096,900: Alaska
fourth with $16,6S,200. Editor.
El Paso. Texas, Nov. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Wh, under the laws of Arizona and
the rules of the interstate commerce
(UTinisSion, cannot the railroads make
' imp " v i r n ts m ' r' rMons hxoi pt with
Luii'jiftLd nrHHj ' What advantage is
VOTERS TODAY MAKE LINE 5006 MILES LONG
It Would Require More Than 1000 Years for One Man to Do Work of 16,000,000
Voters Republicans Would Gain by Law of SaccessioB.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIN. !
ASHINGTQN, D. C Nov. 5.
With the going down of the
sun today, the mightiest jury
that ever sat in any cause' will have
marched to the polls and recorded it
verdict. It is not Improbable that dur
ing the day sixteen million freemeja
will have gone to the polls and back to
their work asain. Sixteen million men!
Shoulder to shoulder a string of them
5090 miles long! Sixteen million men!
An army of sixteen thousand regiments!
Supposing that each voter takes only
half an hour from the time he leaves
his work until he returns, it would re
quire more than a thousand years for
one man to do it all. When such a
power as this speaks what wonder that
all partisanship growB silent and abides
Must Get 26 Electoral Votes.
The great question may not be so
much, "Who will win?" but rather,
"Will anyone win?" With a three-cornered
fight n which each party is prac
tically certain to get some electoral
votes. It becomes a question whether
anyone of them, can get the necessary
majority of the 531 votes in the elec
toral colleges of the several states. This
means that to win, one of the candidates
must have 266 votes when the electors
meet and select a president
The betting indicates that the politi
cal authorities think Wilson will do
this, but that neither of the others can
do it. Chairman Hilles claims that Mr.
Taft will carry the election and shows
280 votes in his" recent forecast. But,
unfortunately, he includes Missouri ana
Maryland in his total, and if be loses
them he pares down his total by 26
votes, which would bring it down to 254
votes, or 1 short of his need if his can
didate is to win.
HeeaercIt'K Uphill FlRht.
The Roosevelt claims have not been
tuuud on the soeciflc figures that the
Taft claims- are, but it seems certain j
that if Mr. Roosevelt can win it win De
achieved only by leaving nothing for
Mr. Taft. The ex-president must win
practically everything not taken by
Wllson. If Taft should carry only the
seven states of Washington. Utah, Wyo
ming, Vermont. Colorado. Rhode Island
and Idaho, and Wilson should carry only
the solid south and New Jersey, Roose
velt would win. But if, he should lose
New York and any other one state to
either of them, he would fall below the
reoulsite of 266 votes. Or, if he should
carrv New York, the loss of Pennsyl
vania in combination with either Call- J
fornta, Indiana, Illinois, lowa, Kansas,
Maine, Jdassacnusetts, .nicnigan. Ne
braska, Ohio, West Virginia, or Wiscon
sin, would still leave him outside of the
charmed circle. These figures might
be continued indefinitely to show what
an uphill fight Roosevelt will- have to
wuwb'ii x-respeetM. i
If Woodrow Wilson snouia carry tne
states having Democratic governors, he
would win by a margain greater than
that predicted by chairman Hilles for
his candidate. Or, if he carries the 22
states which would cast their votes for
him if the election were thrown Into
the house, he will win, wKh 22 votes to
spare. In other words, if he carries
only those states which went Democrat
ic for .congress two years ago, he will
win with a safe margin. This does not
Include the votes of the states which
are divided on a house presidential bal
lot Maine, Rhode Island, Nebraska, and
New Mexico. The 22 states which have
RenubHean delegations in the house.
have a total electoral vote of 222 votes.
nave a. xoiai weciomi vuie v. - vwb.
while those which have iemocrat!c 1
aeiegTJLUonfi nvo oo uiw, v v . j
viaea oeiegations nave --" votes.
May Juggle for Electoral Vote.
If neither candidate is able to mus
ter 26 votes confessedly a large task
with three men like Taft, Wilson and
Roosevelt running it Is certain that
there will be some desperate maneuver
ing between ' election day and the day
When the electoral colleges meet. If
Taft and Roosevelt together have
enough electors to win by uniting them
for one man, will that be considered?
Are the Republicans apt to throw their
strength to Wilson rather than to see
Roosevelt get into the white house
again? Would the Progressives rather
throw their strength to the party they
lately left than to throw the election
Into the house? Could the peacemakers
Induce the Progressives and the Re
publicans to compose their differences
aiwi unite once attain? These are qoes-
f tions that are being asked.
It Is asserted in some quarters that,
seeing how hopelessly the house would
be deadlocked on a presidential ballot,
the Republicans and the Progressives
might make a deal to settle the mat
ter In the electoral colleges, either by
calling national conventions or other
wise. Chance for Republican Gain.
But this scarcely probable, since the
Republicans have everything to gain
and nothing to lose, by sitting tight
should a deadlock occur. Practically
every political writer In tne counttry has
fallen into error concerning the suc
cession in the event that the senate and
house both fall to choose, and the sec
retary jrt state becomes president. The
succession of law of 1S86 says that in
certain events the secretary of state
shall act as president and if he is not I
aoie to so so, me succession snau uc-
svenci lu uie uiucr koluimiv. vtiivria iu i
order. It provides that he shall "serve
until such disability Is removed or a
president Is elected." It further pro
vides for the calling together of con
gress immediately after the succession,
if It be not then In session, and prac
tically every authority has assumed
that the convening of congress is a pro
vision for the authorisation of a special
election to fill the vacancy.
The proceedings of the constitutional
convention indicate that this was ex
actly what was intended by the con
stitution makers. When the conven
tion took up that -proposition, it was
proposed that "such officer shall act
accordingly until the time of electing a
president shall arrive." The documen
tary history of the constitution says
that thereupon "Mr. Madison observed
that this, as worded, wonld prevent the
supply of the vacancy by an Intermedi
ate election of the president, and moved
to substitute 'until such disability be
removed, or a president shall be elected.'
Goverauer Morris seconded the motion,
which was agreed to."
The account then adds that some ob
jected to the substitute because "ac
cording to the process established for
choosing the executive, there would be
difficulty In effecting It at other than
fixed periods," but that on the motion
of Mr. Randolph, the substitute was
sought? Thanking you for your kind
Information, I am.
J. W. Bryant.
Section 4S chapter 90 of the acts of the
flrst state legislature of Arizona fixes
the right of the Arizona corporation
commission to designate the keeping of
accounts by the railroads and other
public service corporations. The inter
state commerce commission allows
I .railroads to charge only such rates as
: will allow a fair return on the invest
ment over expenses ot maintenance.
At present this is figured at 7 percent,
and if it should get higher the rates
would be cut Therefore it is impos
sible for the railroads to accumulate a
surplus for extension purposes and they
must 'borrow all money with which to
make extensions. Bond issues for ex
tensions have to get the approval of the
commission and. when they are so ap
proved, the commission must then per
mit the rates tn bo such as to nable
thi r.uli. nlv i" f-T-n i turns to pay
the mtcnit editor.
passed New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and
Georgia voting for it and Massachu
setts, Connecticut, Deleware and North
Carolina against it.
Further color is lent to this idea, by
the fact that the succession act of I!
framed by a congress In which aax a
large number of those who had helped
frame the constitutional clause itself,
provided for an Intermediate election.
When one reads the succession act of
1886 with these facts in mind, he con
cludes that the provision requiring the
convening of congress in the event of
a. cabinet succession, is made for the
purpose of having the machinery for a
special election provided. It would
seem beyond all question that that was
the purpose of the constitution.
Xe Special Election.
But when congress, in 1886, passed
l the succession act, it ignored tBese
things. A careful reading or tne com
mittee reports on the bill and the de
bates in the senate and house show con
clusively that they ignored the Madison-Morris
idea and intended that there
shoula be no special election. It was
specifically declared by senator Hoar,
manager of the bill in the senate, that
it was not intended that there should
be any Intermediate elections. A num
ber of senators introduced amendments
to continue the gpecial election provis
ion of the succession act of 1791", but
these were voted down.
When this bill, which was passed by
a Republican senate, went to the Demo
cratic house, it met the same objections
there. A number of Democrats and Re
publicans offered amendments to re
enact the special election clause of the
act of 1792. among them William Mc
Kinley, afterward president but they
were uniformly voted down.
Kbbx Would Serve Full Term.
Therefore, if there should be a dead
lock as a result of todav's election,
nothing could prevent Philander C.
Knox from becoming president for a
full term of four years except a su
preme court decision declaring uncon
stitutional that part or the law or isse
which fails to provide for a special J
election. But even this would barelj
be possible, since such action would
precipitate chaos and bring about a sit
uation as threatening as the Hayes
Nor is it probable that the supreme
court would even be asked to pass upon
the constitutionality of the law, since
both parties had an equal hand in its
making. It was originated by a Re
publican senate concurrea in Dy
Democratic house, and approved by
Weals Hold Two Offleeo.
It may well be termed a mystery why
congress skated on such thin constitu
tional ice when it entirely disregaroed
the meaning of the provision of the con-
stitution nroviding for the succession.!
, when Madison's amendment was Intro-
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There" was "me difference of opln-
ion disclosed in the debate on- the sue-
cession act as to whether the Secretary
of state, acting as president, could ap-
point another secretary of state. Some
urged that he was only ex-officio pres
ident, and that he would have to con- I
tiaue to act as secretary of state, or his j
successor might say to him: "You, sir.
UV av IWH0CI ovmckmj wx 0.n Ar
therefore no longer acting president.
The office is now mine,"
Tomorrow Election Returns.
GROANS OV A GROUCH.
Yes, HI Paso's a good town, but they I
get you going and coming, xou have
to buy ice and coal at the same time.
He's ging to change the name of his
saloon to the Criterion. Everybody goes
The sport editor Fays he is going to
vote for TatL K Well, he always was par.
tial to heavyweights.
They ought to have barber chairs out
In front of The Herald on election day.
It's an awful strain on the neck.
Peroxide could not have been a new
discovery. Look at the blond eskimos.
The origin of the blond eskimos al
ways will be a dark secret.
Wanted: A society comedy without a
woman smoking & cigaret.
This Balkan war must make a lot of
Turkish widows on a pro rata basis.
With the war In Turkey affecting the
price of coat and possibly the price of
turkeys, a startling thing comes to
light. It is possible that it also will
raise the price of Turkish cigarets. That
the Turkish' tobacco is grown in Vir
ginia and cigarets are made in New Jer
sey will make no difference.
Like those open face jokes?
He's one of those polite' persons. Re
tire for go to bed; disrobe for undress.
He should say. "I have a spot on the
i'mb of my trousers.'
THIS is election day, the day on
which the people rule. On election
day the people rise in their might
and turn the rascals out Then they go
hack to sleep again, proud and satisfied.
But the rascals stay awake.
On election day the voter goes to the
polls and helps hire the men whom he
considers best lifted to govern him.
Some hire the men with the strongest
lungs, and some the men with the most
fervent handshakes, while others care
fully examine the candidates for $2 bills
before making their decision.
Election day is the palladium of our
liberties. If we didn't have election day
we wouldn't have any liberties. If we
had twice as many election dajs we
would have twice as much liberty. Elec
tion day usually means revenue for the
voters and retribution for the office
holders. It is a grim, gray ghost which
rises up before the sticky fingered pub
lic official saying. '1 will meet you in
Election day is not exciting except in
the wild and uncivilised sections of New
York and Chicago. No brass bands are
used in elections and the voter does not I
.v.nn AH.l n.avA Kla oriM whito via.
ing his divine right of suffrage. He
simply marks his ballot and drops it in
a fortv gallon box guaroea dv tnree
solemn and generally sober judges. These
hallotii are licht and harmless when
taken singly, but there is nothing more
de.i-tatin" or terrible than a few mil-
i lion ballot dropping steadih all day
m the roii- p'ace
Itll '- U ti'' H- 1
JBb) : VggU.
Fall styles ia sparerihs show a still
higher ivory finish. You might jist as
well hay a xylo-phone if you're lookuT
fer somethin' t' eat! Toa hardly ever
see a feller's wife's name ia th' list o'
injared when his touria' car goes ia a
live in the pulse of the midst of
To grapple with fate;
Ard feel the full life that the fighting
To use all the mind and the soul.
The true understanding, the whole
Of tfce Goii-glveii, dear-seeing' brain
(Or were it not given In vain?)
To help In the world; to bring sight
Perhaps to the blind: to fling right
In the face of the wilfully weak;
The message. Ugbt-eravrng, to speak,
To stifle self-love for the zest
Of the struggle for good. Is that heat?
To be loved!
To live in the hearts of a very few;
The spirit that roved
To bind with soft cordons of love. And
Heart's ease. To let longings slide by.
To close to vast distance the eye;
To feel loving arms that restrain.
Caress the dear bonds that enchain:
2 .I ""? ."TfV " r"v.
That feels Itself throbbing, a-start
r doing: in e to rest
l Wmcffinr ineteSt Nes
l B Miriam Telcnner, m JJerrott news.
Years Af To-
Fjom TUe HereM Of J.ct
Tardmaster Madge, of the Sasta Te, is
on the sick list.
C H. Dow left en. the Santa Te this
morning tor Denver.
David and Floyd Payne went down
the valley to spend Sunday ea the let
Cams. Hunt was among the departures
today on the T. P. for a business trip
to Kansas atyi
C H. Kistlerfcas returned from a trip
to the Pecos Valley, and. win remain in
the city for a week.
The car department of the 6. H is
crowded with work at present, and it is
being tarned oat rapidly.
C. D. Raymond, of the Mexican Cen
tral, went north on the Santa, Fe- ths
morning for Kansas City, Mb.
Tbe private car "Paso del Norte '
went north this afternoon attached to
the regular passenger train of the
The city clerk today issued a permit
to O. 6. Seeton tor the erection of a
$1006 brick residence oa the southeast
corner of block 371, of Campbell's ad
dition. The residence will be on Ma
The work of idle public scvhools In
the city is progressing nicely. Nearly
all the rooms axe crowded aad man'
pupils cannot be accommodated with
seat. The high school has a greater
enrolment than before.
An El Paso strWt merchant reports
that many Ignorant Mexicans have re
cently been victimized by swindlers,
who gave them worthless confederate
money in exchange for American
At 9 oclock this morning a grade
meeting was held by the various public
school teachers ax the Central school
building. The teachers' meeting wa
presided over by Prof. Putnam, ana mt-
roiicau resuitea in aooui
answering to their names.
BY GEORGE F11CH,
AtW Of "At Gwd 0W SiwasV
bind him has risen up, proud aad might -on
election day. and retipai iawn sip'11
forever that nsjtfit beneath a drift of
tittle white baUota marked for the otl.' r
fellow. Our most frightful snow storms
and landslides occur on election day ani
at this minute manv a candidate is ia
"The voter does aot whoop aad wave his
arms when he marks his haHot."
desperate need of steam
rotary snow plows.
i e should rise earH
on election day
; alm vote for the
b?-it mea and then
spend the rest of the day towing less
energetic voters to the polls always be
ing careful to ascertain their politics be
fore affixing the tow line
id,.- i ljrhted b Georire Matin W