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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Friday, November Fifteenth, 1912.
Prevention Talk To Children
FIRE prevention day and tuberculosis day have been added to the curriculum
in Texas schools. Since it seems to be impossible to provide for instruction
in these branches at norae or regularly throughout the school year, it is well
to have matters of private and public health, safety, and economy brought vividly
to the minds of the children and their teachers at least once in 12 months.
With tuberculosis, as with fire, safety is a matter of prevention rather than
of remedy. In the old world, carelessness about fire is treated as a crime and
punished severely. The people over there are trained through long generations to
be saving of all material wealth, and to fear the law. As a result, destructive
fires are rare in Europe, and the per capita loss is only a small fraction of what it
is in this country. With tuberculosis, it is a question of segregating the disease
carrier, enforcing rigidly certain general sanitary regulations, and each individual
for himself avoiding unhealthful conditions which make the attack of disease most
to be feared.
A million school children in Texas on one day next week will hear in school
about the fight against tuberculosis and will be asked to do what they can to
help. A little of the truth and the inspiration will trickle into the young minds
and make future work of health enlightenment somewhat easier.
The tuberculosis problem in Texas is a public problem, a governmental problem.
In a city like El Paso, the burden and the difficulties of control afe more than
any private charity ought ever to be asked to assume. It is, first, the business of
the national government to take vigorous steps to combat the spread of tubercu
losis, and to establish national sanatoriums; second, it is the duty of the state
government'to establish adequate state sanatoriums for sufferers from the disease,
where they can be isolated under the most favorable conditions for relief and recov
ery; third, it is the duty of each county to organize its anti-tuberculosis work;
fourth, it is the duy of each city to establish its own anti-tuberculosis work for
relief of chronic skk charges, on a businesslike basis, and cooperate fully with
other public agencies; fifth, the duty of private charities in connection with
tuberculosis cases ought by rights to be limited to rendering instant relief '
extreme cases, and directing the attention of the public authorities to deserving
cases requiring extended care.
No private charity can ever stand the drain of caring for chronic rises of this
sort, and with the best intentions and best organization in tha world, a private
charity must fail in the matter of funds when it comes to undertaking the total
and perpetual support of whole families of the sick and dependent.
The school children's tuberculosis day and the Red Cfos Christmas Seal cam-
; paigns are doing something to inculcate the sentiment' of duty in the face of the
world's need and the constant spread of deadly but .preventable disease. Yet these
things are only a little step in the right directisi. We must come to complete
public assumption of this crushing burden. "
The weekly luncheons of the cbaBj&er-'oT commerce are a necessary institution,
and with such a good start as we had,Thursday, when -150 business men attended
and welcomed visiting railroad officials, a pace has been set that ought to be kept
lip all winter.
The New York Evening -Post, in writing up the recent visit of the international
geographers to Arizona, repeatedly referred to the visit of the party to "the Grand
Canyon in Colorado." Which is exactly equivalent to saying that the Evening
Post building in Manhattan is on the shore of Hudson's bay.
" 1 00 Much Freight"
QO-JPtJCH freight for the roads
limited only by the supply of
the financial and trade papers
sets a new record in traffic over all railroads," says the New York Evening Post, a
conservative recorder. All the big systems are hard pushed for cars, but it is the
little roads that snifor worst; that is because the smaller roads, particularly the
coal and mineral roads of limited mileage and no through traffic, must necessarily
turn over their cars to the big systems as fast as loaded, while the big systems
make no pretence at sending back the cars when empty, but seize them for their
own traffic purposes. So acute has this situation become that some of the short
lines are keeping their own cars on their own lines by main force even at consider
able loss of business which cannot stand the expense of reloading at junctions.
But in spite of the unprecedented movement of freight, the roads on the
whole are handling the business with greater dispatch and less congestion than
ever before at this season of the year. That mouthful individual who a year or
so ago asserted that he could save the railroads $365,000,000 a year without im
pairing their efficiency if he were given a free hand, and who soon afterwards de
clined to reply to the offer by a great railway system of a salary of $1,000,000 a
year conditioned upon his accomplishing a fraction of what he claimed, did this
much good at least: he set railroad officials to thinking along new lines and the
discussion his statement aroused throughout the country had the effect of con
centrating the attention of railroad operating officials on the one fact that there
is no hope of greater revenue per unit of service, and that the net income must be
increased through more efficient operation, using each element of the physical
plant and the human plant to the utmost practical limit.
In a series of years, the results of this revival of sensitiveness to the individual
efficiency of the unit, will be seen in improved service to shippers, improved
facilities at terminals, increased average car mileage per day, and saving of lost
motion all along the line.
All over the country today there arises a chorus of prosperity. Merchandise
Business is breaking all previous records. Iron and steel are sold ahead almost
through the year 1913. The movement of raw materials to factory points is with
out precedent. Labor is employed everywhere at good wages. The outlook is for
a series of fat years unless somebody puts sand in the cylinder.
No Flies On
OS, TO BE strictly accurate, there are no flies IN Bohemia. The reports of
the American consul over there advise American manufacturers of fly
paper that there is little market for their wares in Bohemia. It is not
possible, says he, to work up an extensive trade in fly exterminators in Bohemia,
as there are not sufficient flies to exterminate. In most of the dining rooms
during the course of a meal perhaps three or four flies appear during the season.
In restaurants there are very few flies.
In Bohemia screen doors to keep out flies and other insects are unknown.
The buildings are all constructed of brick, -stone or concrete. The docks along the
the river front are of granite. The pavements ajtd sidewalks are made of granite
blocks. There are no wooden sidewalks, stairways or buildings in the city. De
cayed vegetable or animal matter is not openly exposed to flies, and the streets
are frequently cleaned during each day. There are no open drains in the city to
attract and breed flies. '
There are no flies in Bohemia because the people do not maintain fly incu
bators, or breeding places.
Strcuses will soon be referred to as
$fi the past tents.
Boat rockers on the sea of matri
mony deserve their fate.
Use all the knowledge you have and
you'll have all you require.
There is trouble ahead of the man
who acts as a baby carriage motor.
Occasionally we meet a man who has
no more friends than a baseball um
pire. It doesn't take much to make a fat
woman happy. Tell her she is getting
The suffraget bee in a woman's bon
net may lye the cause of many stinging
A woman is never willing to admit
that she was in the wrong until after
the man has apologized.
Probably nothing disappoints a worn
in so much as when her worst suspi
cions fail to come out corre,ctlj.
volume of business hauled in west isi
cars." This is the story that is1 told in all
and the daily newspapers. "Every week
No woman can manage a man if she
lets him know she's doing it.
The baldehaded man realizes that
you can't lose all your hair and have
We never suspect the good qualities
of some people till we read their obit
uaries. When an opportunity fails it may be
because it has picked oat the wrong
Perhaps ignorance and bliss are a
better pair to draw to than folly and
No Maude, dear: just because a dia
mond isn't sold at cut rates. It isn't
necessarily an uncut diamond.
"The purple and fine linen of some
people,"" says the Manayunk Philoso
pher, "always reminds me of putting z
$10 collar on a 30 cent dog."
First Critic I understand you saw
Scribbler's new comedy last niprht?
V no plael the hero" Peiond Critic
I did. X sat through the whole thinff.
HEN the north wind roars at your cottage doors and batters the window
d tin? A 4 1ft A MvU 7 0 amaa ltt-1. -.1. - . X ? 1 " .
J7QHCO, nuu mo iua m neira
bones and veins, then it's sweet
while tlie needles clank, ofHhe iron men of the shining yen, you have in the village
bank! When ou've lost your job and misfortunes rob your face of its wonted
grin, .when the money goes for your grub and clothes, though there's nothing
doming in; wlien the fates are rough and they kick and cuff and give you a. fre
quent spank, how sweet to think of the bunch of ehink you have in the village
bank! When you're gray and old and your feet are cold, and the mght is drawing
on; when you're tired and weak and your joints all creak, and the strength of
youth is gone; when you watch and wait at the sunset gate for the boatman grim
and lank, oh, it's nice to know there's a roll of dough all safe in the village bank!
The worst, my friend, that the fates can send, is softened for you and yours if
you have the price, have the coin on ice the best of all earthly cures"; oh, a
healthy wad is your staff and rod when the luck seems tough and rank; your
consolers then are the iron men you have in the village bank!
THE ARTFUL ONE
(By F. St. Mars.)
BETWEEN the tall columns of the
birch and oak and ash touched
here and there to a darker shade
by the deep green of Scotch fir, the
warm autumn sunlight filtered down.
Emboldened by the quietness, a grand
old cock pheasant suddenly stepped out
Into one of the almost lawn like grass
"rides" which,.! keepers kept cut in
tHe woo-!., assist in traversing the
leafjjffades. He looked a grand bird
ind- ,a as he stood there clad in his
beautiful dress of fiery copper red,
Vicked out with purplish penciilings.
dainty buff, leaf brown, and bronze,
v:th his green head, purple neck feath
ers, white collar, blood red spectacles,
long banded tail, and strong "wickedly
spurred legs. We have 'said, too. that
he was an old bird, and that in
the wild means necessarily a cunning
bird, for there is no health in inno
cence in the wild.
The old cock had been standing Just
within the shelter of the hazel wands
on the edge of the "ride," watching and
listening, and motionless as a statue.
He knew, you see, that all this appar
ent peace -was only make believe. Now
he daintly, slowly stalked about
hunting, fowl fashion for acorns and
the bulvous roots of several plants he
knew of. Apparently he found quite a
banquet among the moss under a most
aged oak, but he never forgot himself.
Every few seconds his head went up,
and he stood as still as n. tree root, lis
tening. W-r-rrrh! Thump!
The cat landed, with all her claws
outspread, bang on the spot 'Where the
pheasant had stood, without warning,
without any more sound than a quick
But the pheasant wasn't there. His
keen alertness had given him just a
second's wa.rning in which to move and
he had taken a sharp little run to one
side. This did not give him time to
rise, however, for the cat was round
and upon him like a flash, but it
knocked out the cat's usual old trump
card, the element of surprise. He was
ready. He had time to know what was
coming warning to face the rush. And
he did, for he was no coward, our old
cock pheasant, though very careful of
Now that cat was rather young and
inexperienced. It was her secona slip
from virtue in the paths of poaching.
In her first she had killed a very young
cock pheasant rather easily. Therefore,
I think, her surprise with this old bird
was the greater.
As the cat reached him, the old
pheasant jumped up in the air about a
foot to- meet her, and struck, quick as
a flash, with his long, sharp spurs,
straight at her face, just as a game
cock will. The cat, nearly blinded and
amazed, stopped dead, forgetting to
Foolish Questions Do You Ever
Ask Any of Them? Some People Do
What Time Does the 8 Odock Train Leave? Is This the Fort Bliss Car?
Will the Weather Be Nice When We Get to Tucson.
Foolish questions, roolish questions, one
hears them every day,
"What time does the eight oclock train
go out? AVhat is the color
"Will it rain in Tucson when the train
"Do you love your honey? How much
do you care?
There are foolish questions every
Old Song by Anon.
When the Anon person, who by the
way is some prolific author, typed the
song words, he uttered a truth. Fool
ish questions? Ever ask any? Honest?
Now, honest never mind, you needn't
answer. Somebody did. And somebody
is doing it every day. Get the plaza
policeman to tell you of the well dressed
chap who stood beside him one day
this week and tilted his head for a
straight up and down look at the Mills
building. After a prolonged gaze he
whispered to the officer:
"Say, how am I going to get to the
eighth floor of that building?"
AVhat do you know about that? Pa
trolman Letcher has lost count of the
number of people who have asked him
if the alligators are real. The other
day a stranger wanted to know where
the alligators laid their eggs, ani if
they were served in EJ Paso restaurants.
"How can I tell when the car to Mex
ico comes? I can't read Spanish," was
another startler that he got.
And the weather man gets his but he
refuses to tell them. Says it is a public
office and he fears he might offend. In
other cities women dress by the weath
er bureau office, not literally, by no
means, but they consult the forecast
before deciding what gown will be
suitable for the day. One young matron
who had the habit, forgot the usual
preliminary inquiry and jolted a fore
cast official with this:
"Can I change and put on a light
"Lock the doors and pull down the
blinds and I presume you may safely
do it," was his advice.
Sown at the union station there is an
information bureau with a sign in gilt
JOHNSON GIVES 30,000 BAH.;
ARRESTED ON ANOTHER CHARGE.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 15. Jack John
son, negro pugilist, accused of viola
tion of the Mann white slave act, was
released from custody today before
judge Carpenter in the United States
district court in bonds of $30,000.
The securities accepted by the court
were the pugilist's mother. Tiny
Johnson, and Matthew S. Baldwin, a
real estate dealer.
Johnson was taken to the county
ja51 last Friday.
As Johnson was leaving the federal
building he was arrested by a detct
ive on a charge of having attacked a
newspaper photographer last Friday
when he was entering the county jail.
The pugii'st was taken to a police
station and a cash bond of $400 was
given and accepted for his appear
ance -when the assault charge is tried.'
Later the photographer filed a suit
asking for $10,000 damages from John
son. REPAIRING PAVING.
The Petrolithic Paving company has
a force of men at work making re
pairs' ti the nw pavement on East
Montana street, -which has been
Trea;;:-2T ui Uidl; , alt.iouKll laid but
a fgv. "weeks.
Iron Men I By Walt Mason
nisi, it seems 10 pierce ngni into your
to sit by the fire and knit, and think.
The Herald's Daily
spring clear, and instantly her head fell
under such a rain of tearing, ripping
blows that it was a marvel how her
eyes escaped at all. Indeed, had not the
instincts of her race come to the res
cue, causing her to roll over at once
upon her back and strike with all four
feet at once, she must have lost her
eesight. Even, then, however, she had
a lively two minutes with the old cock,
now fairly worked up into a rase, leap
ing and dancing in and out, and st: iking
with those rending spurs of his, be
fore she saw an opening, and, leaping
to her feet, bolted into the underwood
for dear life. Then the fine old bird
drew himself up erect, and, flapping his
wings orpwed lustily.
It must have been about two hours
later when the old cock pheasant saw
some men climbing over a gate, and ran
back, crouching, to the copse.
He nad not much ear of tli? ordinary
farm laborers, but these men were so
many, and so quiet, and had dogs with
Half an hour later when he was
prospecting for beach mast in the heart
of the copse, he became aware of the
fact that the wood suddenly began to
talk to speak in tap tappings, as if
there were many telegraph "receivers"
all working at once. He put his head
to listen; perhaps he recognized the
In a few minutes a rabbit passed him,
its eyes- starting with terror. A min
ute later a fox went galloping by, and
a minute afte- thst three more rabbits
came along. Tten suddenly he realized
that he could hear all the wild folk of
the woods rabbits, foxes, stoats, pneas
ants passing him on either hand,
stealthily and alarmed all going in
one direction. Aud next moment the
bushes heaved apart, and a man ap
peared. The man had a stick, with
which he was tapping the trees and
bushes. Another man could be seen to
the right of the first, and others to the
The old cock pheasant turned and
ran quietly through the tangle till he
reached the edge of the corpse. Then
he stopped, for he found a chaos of ter
rified rabbits and pheasants raping up
and down. '
Peering out, tl-e old pheasant instant
ly took in the situation. Some half
dozen men with guns were waiting in
silence. A pheasant rose in front of
those tajtping sticks, and others fol
lowed. 1 , t .
' Then the man outside sprang to Hfe
guns flashed and thundered every
where: pheasants came down headlong;
rabbits fell and died.
But our old cock pheasant was not
there to see. He had turned, and, with
head and tall low, raced straight back
through the line of men with sticks,
who were beaters, till he was safe be
yond. This was not the first pheasant
drive he had seen!
letters that can be read a hundred feet
away. Yet every day some one strolls
up and blandly inquires:
"Is this the information bureau?"
It -is an ancient jest that one about
the Rube who asks: "What time does
the eight oclock train leave?" but the
information men at the station get it
regularly. Here is one that. was. handed
to a gateman: "Do you let people get
on the trains before they start?" The
answer is, "Ves." And, also, this one:
"Will it be pleasant when we get to
New Orleans?" An excited husband
wanted to know, "Have you seen my
wifer?" "How ishe dressed and what
does she look like? asked the gateman.
"She's plump and pretty, but she didn't
say anything about her dress." And
he thought the service deserved criti
cism when the gateman confessed that
he was unable to recall her.
Railroad time is about as near cor
rect time as astronomers and clock-
mftkapa ran ilAVtaA In
Most people know it. but it is of fre-
quent occurrence at the depot to be
asked: "Is that" the right time?" They
are used to that, but fcere "is 'one that
was new within the fortnight: "Is that
United States timer'
Ask the street car conductors. They
will tell you that t'o some of the-pas-sengers
the sign of destination is use
less. A passenger will stick on a cor
ner until a car marked the route they
wish to travel comes along, board it
and then ask: "Is this the Fort Bliss
car?" and "Fort Bliss" is all over the
outside of it.
-Nor is the newspaper exempt. That,
however, is to be expected. The edi
torial offices arc naturally sources of
information on all manner of subjects,
and when what Is "wanted is not at
hand, the staff is glad to dig it up for
the inquirer. But that doesn't prevent
some queer ones coming in occasionally.
The sporting editor got this one over
the phone Tuesday: "How can I cure
a red nose?' If it had been a man, he
probably wpUld have counselled prohi
bition; as it was not, he politely con
fessed his ignoiance and promised to
refer it to Miss Ayers. "What had I
ought to get for a poemT' AVe know
the answer to that: "Fdur years and
no time off for good .behavior-"
Foolish questions! Do you ever ask
ENTERTAINED OFFICERS ' OF
THE TAVEXTY-SECOND AND WIVES
Capt. and Mrs. Isaac "Newell, of the
22d infantry, entertained the officers
and ths wives of the officers of the
22d infantry at their quarters, on
Douglas street, Thursday evening. The
Hawaiian singers, from Juarez, enter
tained the party with their native songs
and dances. Following this unique en
tertainment, a supper was served. In
addition to the officers and their wives
from the 22d, there were present: Gen.
and Mrs. E. B. Lockwood, Capt William
Mitchell, of the signal corps; Dr. Victor
E. AVatklns. of the medical corps: Mr.
and Mrs. S. E. Patton and Miss Ruby
Patton, and Mrs. and Miss WeilL
MOMCV IN TEXAS RANKS IS
Austin, Texas, Nov. 15. The total
amount of money in state and national
banks of Texas on September 4, 1912,
was $192,318,727, according to com
missioner of insurance and banking
Gill, who today supplied senator John
G. Willacy, of Portland, Texas, with
tlus lnfcririaiion in answer to an in
quiry. There are approximately 500
National banks 1:1 '." N3s and the total
mone in thee banks is $12n,033.6n;.
while the t. t?l 1; tilt 72. atate bank.:,
EVERY YEAR SEES NEW USES FOR ELECTRICITY
Many Labor Saving Devices for City, Farm and Home Are Produced in Develop
ment of Modern Science Electrical Displays Cost Millions.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIN.
ASHINGTON. D. C. Nov. 15.
7ft No modern science has been so
' rapidly developed in so many
channels of practical usefulness as
electricity. This is demonstrator! in
the numerous electric exhibitions and
displays which have been among the
important events of this fall in a num
ber of the larger cities.- Some of these
exhibitions represent millions of dol
lars of value and have presented hun
dreds of thousands of working models
adapted to a seemingly endless variety
of industries and objects.
One of the most noteworthy of these
exhibitions took place in Boston and
was a fitting adjunct to the Interna
tional Commercial congress, which
called visitors from every civilized
country to the New England metropolis.
Preparations for the electric exhibition
had been in progress for two years and
the result was the highest culmination
of electrical skill the New England
states could mass. Both the Interior
and the exterior arrangements won
hearty applause from the foreign vis
itors who were not accustomed to such
lavishness in their own countries. The
entire building was outlined on the ex
terior with cables of electric light,
while special designs in colors were
liberally displayed. In addition, special
street lights were provided for several
squares to add ,to the brilliancy of the
scene. Inside, over five miles of elec
tric cable lights were used as a foun
dation for the illumination, not to men
tion the innumerable decorative de
signs, many of them being specially
arranged for the displays in the dif
Historical Side of Industry.
The New York Electrical exposition,
which has just concluded, differed from
most of the others held in the country
in that It was designed especially to
demonstrate the historical side of tha
electrical industry. This was partly
in honor of the completion of the 30
years central station existence "Which
is being celebrated by one company.
One of the opening features of this ex
position was the luncheon given In
honor of Thomas A. Edison, the father
of electric power, who with pardon
able pride reviewed the electrical ad
vance of the last three decades.
As a part of the exhibit, many of
the oldest machines and electrical en-
f gines in existence were shown, includ
ing the one surviving old and origi
nal "Jumbo" which had been brought
out of its time honored retirement for
the occasion. A model of the old Pearl
street electrical station erected in 1882
also was shown.
Important features of this show were
the exhibits arranged by the govern
ment, which were presented by special
arrangement. The bureau of naviga
tion and the electrical school con
nected with the Brooklyn navy yard
took active part. The navy men set
up the very newest type of wireless
telegraph apparatus with which the
first wireless message will be sent to
the Panama canal. The canal itself
was represented by a large operative
model of the Gatun dams, locks and
spillways, showing the operation of the
gates by electric power. Similar to
this, upon a smaller scale, was the
model of the electrical machinery
operating the Mohawk river dam. which
wag supplied hy the state -of Now
Electric Accounting Machines.
The use of electricity In expert ac
counting is one that has not suggested
itself to many people and yet there
were any number of adding machines
operated by electricity shown in th
electrical exhibitions of the present
season. A feature of the government
exhibit at New York included that by
the bureau of census in which census
cards were sorted and tabulated by a
wonderful complex machine driven by
electric motor. The army signal corps,
the bureau of mines, the department of
agriculture, through several of Its
branches, and the coast defence divi
sion of the United States army and
the National museum are all employing
electrical power in the operation of
their various activities.
Electricity en the Kariu.
One of the newest developments in
the use of electricity is for agricul
tural purposes. A New England firm
recently equipped a missionary farm to
demonstraate the many uses to which
electric power could be put in connec
tion with the daily work of the farm.
On old "Fairfields," near Boston, a
complete set of electrical agricultural
implements was set up several months
ago and the machines have been in
actual demonstration since, showing
the actual work of the farm. The out
fit included 40 large pieces of machin
ery and innumerable small tools.
Among them were an electric truck for
hauling farm produce to market, a eider
mill, reaper, threshing machine, horse
clipper, grain driller, milk tester, bottle
"washing machine, hay unloader and
packer, wood splitter, oat crusher.
grindstone, corn shelter and clover cut
ter. Perhaps the most interesting of all.
however, was the electric milking ma
chine, which is a device to be attached
to the udders of the fine blooded cows
belonging to the farm. This milking
machine has now passed the experi
mental stage and is -receiving the
hearty endorsement of many of the
leading farm experts from different
parts of the country. It will be demon-
Lstrated at many agricultural fairs dur
ing the next month, where it will no
doubt so thoroughly show the practi
cability of substituting electricity for
human power, that it will become a
valuable adjunct to the dairy farm and
show many a farmer's wife how to
overcome what most persons consider
one of the most disagreeable parts of
the farm work.
Labor Saving Devices.
The instalation of electricity in the
modern home has led to many labor
saving devices which the accommodat
ing architect puts in the first plans for
a house. One of those most recently
adopted is the electric washing ma
chine, which may be set up in the home
laundry for about $50, and is being in
stalled in the better grade of houses
erected by a number of progressive
real estate dealers.
The popularity of electric appliances
in the home is so generally acknowl
edged that a prominent home maga
zine gives a page of its current issue
to the illustration of various electrical
devices to be used in the home and
suggests their desirability as Christ
mas presents. Among these are in
cluded an electric toaster, which may
be utilized for several other purposes
than toasting bread; an electric motor
to be attached to the sewing machine,
an electric hot pad to take the place
of the hot water bag in soothing an
aching tooth or other ailment, a radia
tor for heating a room, a curling iron
heater and an electric iron. The elec
tric iron, by the way, may serve for
several purposes. Its top comes off as
a lid and in that case it may be made
to serie as a stew pan. The possibili
ties of use for the electric toaster in
clude popping corn, as well as the toast
ing of marshmallows. An electric waf
fle iron is shown In practical demon
stration, while an electric metal pol
isher suggests great possibilities in the
wa of relief from disagreeable labor.
Perhaps there U no electi.e con
venience brrg n.ore generally and m
crcasingl. ustd than the electric ve
hicl and .ery week 'tP. new im
proeir.tnts anil ml d Hi en;, to the num
bers of these. In the large cities the
horse has been almost entirelv super
seded by the motor and in nianv m-
sr tn.. !.. . ..-- pfv.ri -..Inch n.
jeur or t ao ago waa supplied bi gaso- I
line or steam, is now being furnished
by eieotricity. The difficulties of
short cntrgem sudden exhaustion and
kindred troubles are receiving the
const Jeration of experts and are being
overcome to a surprising decree. A
recently published test of the compar
ative costs of a delivery operation
show the diminished cosj of operation
to be secured by electric over that of
horse power.- According to the test
of a 1500 pound lijad the cost per ton
mile was .44 cei-ts for horse power
and .27C cents for electric power. In
tests of two-ton and five-ton loads
the difference was much greater, the
cost of electric power being little
more than half that of horse power.
The speed is greater and the cost of
One of the matters to which elec
trical workers have been giving much
attention during the past few years
has been the provision of greater pre
cautions for the safety of the men
working with electrical apparatus.
Special shields are now supplied whicn
protect the linemen from shock in any
accidental, contact with live wires.
From a financial, as well as a human
itarian point of view, their use is be
coming generally accepted
Power for ManHfactHrers.
The utilization of electric power for
manufacturing purpoeeas is increasing
daily. There are now electrical bak
eries, electrical Irrigating plants and
factories of every description which
are operated entirely by electrical
power. The utilization of a single
electrical plant for the three purposes
of power, heat and light, represents
an economy which is each day becom
ing better understood. One of the fea
tures of the - electrical shows of the sea
son is the reproduction of a sewing ma
chine factory showing the different
processes in the manufacture of a well
known sewing machine and all done
by electric power.
Another use of electricity which
may properly come under the head of
illumination is the electric sign which
has made such enormous strides in
popularity as a means of advertising.
In every city there are electric signs
to be aeei- for miles, which not only
add materially to the illumination of
the streets. lnt are a decided attrac
tion to the streets in the eyes of the
public Some of these signs are
changeable and give a variety of ef
fects. A cat wrestling with bright red
silk threads -which she cannot break
is a model of a type of changeable
and apparently "living" electric pic
tures of which not only every large
city but every small city now boasts
some variation. In very truth, this
is the electrical age.
Tomorrow: The Smoke Nuisance.
TA1I communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest is made-J
JURY DUTY' AND MEALS.
Editor El Paso Herald:
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 14.
Am much interested (and amused) in
the very recent discovery and an
nouncement, that all county jurors
must, in the future, pay for their own
meals, regardless of where the county
decides they must eat.
It is strange for one thing, that it
has taken 20 years to dig up this point
of economy; it is strange that a busi
ness man, who is willing to sacrifice
his Own personal interests, is com
pelled to be locked up for days and
nights, except when he Is driven
through the streets, haggard, unshaven
and generally mussed up like a tramp
or newly arrived emigrant, to where
the county says he shall eat or go
hungry, and then pay for a meal
which, in many cases, is repulsive to
There are restaurants and restau
rants, and here is one citizen who has
balked at some meals which the coun
ty paid for.
Anyone who has ever been confined
in the 34th district court as a juror,
for a period of six to 10 days, knows
that it is Tar from a picnic The pay
at best is niggardly, even now that
jury scrip is on a cash basis. The ac
commodations at night, while locked
up, are far from home comfort.
The writer, a few years ago. put in
nine days of "close confinement" in
the 34th court, and hasn't forgotten
it yet; -when washing up in the morn
iig one juror would pull the chain in
the toilet while another would wash In
It seems odd that a man who is accept
able to both sides in a case cannot bo
trusted to sleep at home, at least, as
jurors in the 41st court are allowed to
do. But aside from this, it seems like
rubbing it in to compel a man to neg
lect his occupation for days, for the
exquisite pleasure of spending his
prospective jury scrip.
Please don't publish my name as I
might be punished as an example to
R. M. Hunter, construction engineer
on the monorail system at Pearson,
Chih.. is here for medrcal attention for
an attack of appendicitis.
MISSIONARY is person who
goes lorth to convert the raven
in? heathen and ntake him live
a better life.
TJiis is not an easy jop, and is not
one-half as pleasant as -leaping from
parachutes or lion taming. The mis
sionary has to win the love of the
heathen by signs and then teach him
to lav aside his war clnb and dress up
in his heads while attending church.
However, this is not as hard to do as if
the heathen carried a war club instead
of a golf club. This is one reason why
missionaries go many thousands of
miles away to convert heathen instead
of doing it at home.
Generally the missionary wins the love
of the heathen, but sometimes the latter,
in his ioot. benighted way, takes the
missionary apart and then "does not suc
ceed in putting him together again. The
wear and tear on missionaries is very
great, and young men often have to rush
forth to the work only half theologized
in order to fill the vacancies.
The missionary does not earn money,
but depends upon the missionary so
cieties at home for his support. "Often
he is 15,000 miles from his base of sup
plies, and many a missionary has sat
patiently subsisting on faith and a belt
full of holes, while the missionary so
ciety at home is enjoying dissensions in
It will thus be seen that the mission
ary job is no sinecure. It is not madly
sought attei bv the frivolous, but is
taken by young" men and women full of
courage and endurance. Sometimes it 1
--eenis plnin--r .1 sh: me ,- ..nin so ro.inv
nis pinm-t .1 si
biiie and enduring Ruling men away I
Yea sever know a feller till he's pros
peroas. Ther don't seem t' he any short
age o' bum steers.
THE SINGING HEART.
There are days when the broese makes
a sigh in the trees.
When the raindrops like weary tears
But there's never a day can be gloomy
Where is one with a singing heart.
O, there's never a spot in the wide
world, I wot.
In the high-way, the field, or the mart.
Where there is not a place for the com
Of the one with the singing heart.
C DuFay Robertson.
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of
John Rooney, a prominent cattleman
from Alpine, is in the city on business.
Contractor Quailey, of the Chihuahua
& Pacific, is calling for 126 stone cut
ters. Captain J. R. Hughes was a passen
ger today oh the T. P. bound for
The tank of engine 810 of the G. H.
has been dressed up in artistic colors
by the painters.
Charles W. Baine left today en the
Santa Fe for Socorro, N. M:, to be gone
for a "few days.
Railroad news is quite scarce and
almost every one is wondering where
the railroad people are.
C E. Kellog and wife were among
the arrivals on the T. P. this morning
from a. trip down the. valley.
Vice president and general raanager
Atkinson, of the JiearfHa Concentrat
ing company, left for Chicago yester
day. Five ears of oranges came in over
the Central yesterday and were turned
over to the Santa Fe for shipment
The wrecking train from here "was
called to Strauss Saturday night, to
place two cars on the track, which had
Bowman Phillips came in on the
Northeastern last evening for eastern
Dona Ana county, and reports extreme
This morning president Eddy, of the
El Paso & Northwestern, took a party
of the White Oaks route up that line
in his private ear.
A number of new books have arrived
at the city public library, 119 Sheldon
block. The remainder of the consign
ment will be later in the month.
District clerk J. A. Escajeda will
turn over his office tomorrow to his
successor. Ike Alderete, who has given
him official notice that he is ready to
vThe "work of the new furnace No 7
at the smelter is progressing swif tl; .
Six men are employed taking the down
take pipe for the flue dust and smoke
Furnace No. 2 will shortly be shut
down for repairs.
The county commissioners' court re
sumed work this morning and began
work by approving the rolls of the as
sessor, "which amounted to $9,S40,06d.
A petition was read from Mrs. Kane
Patterson, asking that her taxes bo
NO MONEY SPENT BY
Washington. D. C, Nov. 15. Reports
of election expenses of congressmen
have al! been made to the clerk of tha
house, and Texas holds the record as
the only state whose representatives
spent nothing for election or reelection.
Every Texas congressman, including
representative Smith, of the 16th dis
trict, reported they had no election expenses.
BY GEORGE FI1 CH,
ABikor Of "At Geed Old Siw&sk"
from America, when 'the supply is so
short that the only way to reform
hoodlums in our city to get them in
terested in shooting each other. Before
a missionary is allowed to leave Amer
ica he should be compelled to try his
hand at civilizing mashers, tough con-
"Subsisting on faith, while the mission
ary society at home is enjoying
dissensions in its ranks.
ductors, aldermen, .-.igihst.s. old school
politicians, loan sharks. i,- rulers, comic
opera producers ami othci Io.l heathen.
Our kindness to the lu.itlu:nin lendinjj
them ail our missionaries is distinct
brutality to ourselves.
(L'op righted by George ilathew
Adams.) . .