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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Wednesday, November Twentieth. 1912
Regulated Irrigation Service
GOVERNMENT regulation of water serviee under the various reclamation
projects is objected to occasionally, more especially by men who have been
wasteful of water, or who have a habit of trying to escape some of their
just debts. The government has a way of treating all alike under these projects,
and playing no favorites. Moreover, there are rales for the benefit of all which
must be Jived up to on penalty of having water service shut off. One of
these rules is that water will be furnished only for beneficial use, and another
is that water service must be paid for promptly and regularly.
In the Medlla and El Paso valleys, under government control, water users will
find that water waste will not be tolerated, they will find that every encourage
ment is held out to the competent and careful irrigator and none at all to the
slipshod or grasping but incapable irrigator whose only idea of watering his land
is to flood it to the point of ruination, and to flood the public roads after the land
has had all it can hold.
The new rules in the Salt river valley which go into effect the first of the
year are strict, there is no doubt about that; but they are also fair to all, and
based on well founded principles of efficiency and economy. Three acre feet of
water will be delivered for $1.50 per year, payable in advance; for each additional
quarter foot of water furnished, the price per acre will be 15c, 20c, 25c, or 35c, the
price rising in graduated scale as the water usage increases. Payment for addi
tional water is due each month for the month preceding, and water will not be
furnished at all unless all due payments have been made.
It is declared by government engineers that the new rate will be cheaper
than the old for many of the more careful irrigators, and no higher than the old
except for those who are wasteful or, wholly careless of the interests of their
neighbors. It is well known that in west Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, under
the usage that has prevailed under the ancient system of management, the water
released at canal heads has done only a fraction of the work it should have done,
and that in some cases three, five, or even ten times the acreage might have been
properly irrigated with the water that has gone to waste or has been put on in
excess of reasonable requirements. The graduated rate.wHl tend to correct this
careless practice and conserve the water for productive use.
One clause of the new Salt river contract gives the government the right
when necessary to get water to land not already watered, to build, two ditches,
one for supply and another for drainage purposes, across any intervening land
without compensation, to the owner of the land so crossed.
The water users hold that inasmuch as in the construction of the proposed
supply and drainage ditches several acres of land will be rendered useless for
cultivation anB therefore of no value to the owner they should be paid for the
land and that to take it on any other basis than that of purchase at a fair price
per acre would be confiscation and therefore illegal.
"Walter L. Eisner, secretary of the interior, came to Phoenix recently to investi
gate at first hand the differences that had arisen between the water users and
the reclamation service. In an address delivered at a mass meeting of valley
fanners he held that public policy demanded that water be furnished every foot
of arable land to which water may be carried under the Salt river or any other
project and that the best legal talent in the department of the interior holds that
clause 5 of the new water contract is not iHegal because in the interests of the
public at large.
Secretary Fisher urged, that the reclamation service and the water users get
closer together and take each other into their confidence. ' He felt sure that such
a course would lead to a better understanding and do away with, the friction;
which hampers the service and causes water users to assume an attitude of hos
tility to the government
On the whole, the secretary fully sustained the position assumed by the local
officials of the reclamation service, and the new contract wiH no doubt he carried
k-out substantially as submitted.
Bear in mind that it was in Delaware, not in Mexico or Turkey, that "merry
makers'' fired deeeBS of shots wantonly into a house where a wedding party was
in progress, killing one prominent citizen and badly wounding a young farmer.
We are all pretty close to savagery.
E CHASED it here and, there
hairs than dollars. Ah, my
"I have chronic financial depression, due to the racetrack."
"The sin is not so much in watching the horses; it is in betting on them."
Twenty years ago these lines were written, when "In Old Kentucky" was first
put on the hoards. It was the truth then and is even more so now, for race
gambling, instead of improving, has been getting worse; since that time, prac
tically every state in the union has outlawed the racetrack gambler, partly be
cause of bis crooked methods, that seem inseparable from race gambling.
Yet there are still boobs who believe they can "beat the game"; men who will
pawn their clothes, mortgage their homes, take the money that belongs to their
ives and children, or their employers, in the foolish belief that they can win.
The race gambling season is about to open in Juarez; the touts and the
crooks are already flocking here to attend. There will be the usual number of
embezzlers, the usual number of men who "go broke" in El Paso this winter trying
to "beat the game."
Better let it alone, Twenty years ago they knew the game wgs crooked. It is
still the. same.
Following the enactment of the parcels post act, a single express company in
New York bought 10S auto trucks. The parcels post will give the express com
panies the most active competition they ever had in their lives, and the parcels
post will he for the benefit of the whole people, country merchants especially, and
will hurt nobody.
An American newspaper man paints the following picture of a leading citizen
of the world: "He can write a song and sing it, or play the music of it He is a
yachtsman and horseman. He can talk rapidly in five modem languages. He
can paint pictures and criticise them. He understands engineering and electricity.
He is a learned theologian and has composed prayers for the liturgy. He can
command a ship or a fleet, a regiment or an army. He can discourse on the art
of cookery and possesses a fine literary taste." No, it is not Theodore Roosevelt he
is writing about.
All's fair in love, if you don't care
The worst thing about-love's young f
dream is that you -wake up.
Tell a woman she is dull and she is
apt to disprove it by cutting you.
The next best thing to profiting by
our mistakes is not to make any.
In a poker game, the fellow who bets
on a pair of deuces is apt to be re
duced. Many a man hesitates to put his best
foot forward for fear of stubbing his
The trouble with the man who finds
fault is that he at the same time loses
When an actor tells you he was i
greeted by a storm of applause, would
ou consider it a plausible story?
Kvery campaign furnishes a new
Impressions made by beauty arc more
than skin deep,
crop of fool letters.
Some men are so sure of success
tint failure is inevitable.
Some women are known by the hus
' 'ids -h. -uppoi t.
..u entertain guests too well
lu ar' apt to retain them.
WA -i - ii is a woman who tells all
knows and then some.
- d etery man admits to himself
he is cither clever or good look-
(race gambling) until he had more gray
boy, the racetrack is a delusion and a
The main drawback with a candi
date's politeness is the suspicion that
it is too good to last.
While the human refrigerator may
be a capable man in many respects,
he -should keep out of politics.
People -who get mad and won't speak
to their enemies may be rather ac
commodating than revengeful.
It seems there is never such a de
mand for workmen that one can't go
out and scare up a flock of loafers.
It is hard for a business man to ad
mit he is getting his share of trade
unless he isn't, and -wants to sell out.
Music hath charms to sooth the
savage breast, but piano practice fre
quently works from the other angle.
There are so many fools, It is a won
der the dangerous kind who carry re
volvers aren't more numerous.
REFLECTIONS OP A BACHELOR.
(New York Pross.)
Just as important to a girl as to look
pretty is for her to be told so.
What comforts a woman is that every
gray hair she finds is the first one.
Money may get a man into trouble,
but it can also get li'ra tut when pov
When a girl is an heiress, it's a sign
she'll neer have to fib about horn many
men ask her to ma.r.'y Uiiui.
It seems as if a woman could catch
her death of cold beciuse her husband
wouldn't wear the right weight underwear.
WHEN Paddy Roosky takes his seat and thumps the shining keys, his liear
ers ery: They can't "be beat such harmonies as these!" Delighted,
they applaud and laugh, and gather round his chair, and ask him for his
autograph, or ringlets of his hair. It is a noble instrument, this thing of keys and
wires; when handled by an expert gent it beats ten thousand lyres. But when
it's played by some galoot who lacks the artist's knack, it's fiercer than the iron
boot, the thumbscrews or the rack. Ten million blacksmiths daily pound the key
board, might and main, and every day the horrid sound drives nervous folks in
sane. Such players are the weirdest bunch beneath the sun or moon; regardless
ot your grief they punch the stuffing from a tune. You may be lying sick in bed,
and longing for repose, with plaster casts upon your head and splints upon your
nose; it matters not piano cranks will slam away next door, until you tic your
self in hanks, and roll upon the floor. Your house may be a house of gloom, the
undertaker there to take your uncle to the tomb; and while you tear your hair,
pianos in the houses near increase your tears and woe by murdering poor "Golden
Deer," "White Wings'' or "Jungle Joe." Of sorrows we shall ne'er be stripped,
they'll cling like cockleburs, till all pianos are equipped with Maxim Silencers.
The Sixth Commandment
(By E. Newton Bungey.)
NEAR to the settlement of Molopo.
In Western British Bechuana
land, there is a sold mine from
which much gold has been taken, and
from which there is yet much gold to
take. It .has a. distinctive name In
"Dead Man's Mine." and of the finding
of it there is a story to tell.
About two years before the war in
South Africa, Jack Edgecumbe and
Reginald Shelton organized an expedi
tion to find this mine.
On the 27th day out. Shelton pointed
ahead with the stem of his pipe.
-Hit it at last." he muttered.
"Thank God!" said Edgecombe.
The dead native's story was perfectly
true. In the shelter of a low hill, where
grew ample vegetation, and from where
a river ran to somewhere unknown,
they staked out the mine. And because
of a grinning skeleton that sat on the
very center of the site, they gave the
mine its grim name.
After spending two days in the vicin-
ny oi me rain, tne two jsngusnmcn
decided to start back in order to take
the necessary steps for ocquiring and
working the mine.
"It seems to me," said Shelton, who
had been studying a map, "that there
is an easy way to Walfisch Bay over
the mountains. Once there, we can go
round by coasting steamer to Cape
Town. It will be a long way round, but
the sea trip will be more comfortable
"The idea of returning In the same
manner as we came is certainly not in
viting," replied Edgecumbe. But then,"
he added cautiously, "we know wbat
we've got to face, and we don't know
much about the way to Walfisch Bay."
Aftersome discussion they decided to
settle the route by the simple method
or tossing a coin.
"It's head!" said Edgecumbe.
"Then it's Walfisch," replied Shelton,
and they made preparations to start.
Two natives with four oxen and a
wagon were left at the mine.
Whereas they had come nearly 800
miles over flat country, there now lay
before them some 300 miles, principally
On the third day they shot the four
remaining oxen, and left the wagon on
an unknown mountain side. Then the
two natives disappeared 'with a pack
age containing brandy and spare am
munition, but still they climbed on over
the mountains. And now starvation
rose in all its horrors before them, until
Edgecumbe luckily shot a stray ante
lope. They cooked all the meat they could
get off the animal, and strung it about
them. There were only three cartridges
left now, but still they climbed on over
"We should be within 100 miles of
the coast by now," said Shelton, as they
camped on the evening of the 10th day
of their journey.
"It might as -well be a thousand," re
plied Edgecumbe grimly.
Each of the two gaunt and weary
men knew what lay before them. They
had enough meat to last them another
two days, and in their weak state all
they could travel a day about 10 miles.
Then the presence of death opened the
floodgates of their confidence.
"Have you any friends?" Edgecumbe
"No one who cares a snap of the fin
gers for me," was the reply.
Groans of A Grouch
Turkish cigaret makers have plenty
of material for trade names out of this
Bulgarian - Montenegro - Greek-Turkish
The cholera germ is said to be more
deadly than the bullet but death by
it is less heroic and more painful.
It is rumored that one of our most
prominent refugees has left for
Ysleta, where he is in hiding. Secret
service, please note.
Have you priced your Thanksgiving
turkey yet? .That about the wai- in the
Balkans affecting the price of the
gobbler sems no idle spoof after all.
And what has Turkey to be thankful I
Some humorists are wont to tell is
that punning is the lowjest order of
humor. We must admit that we can
see no humor tn that.
Did you see the professional Eng
lishman with the Wash Hessings? He
ought to come out from behind the un
derbrush and meet the world face to
face like a man.
The hat from the head of a man rid
ing a. horse blew off -the other day at
San Antonio and Oregon, and blew
the hat blew on top of- a street car.
The raotonuan stopped the car, and,
climbing out on the front porch or
whatever you call it on a car returned
the hat to the equestrian. Everybody
laughed but the horse. Which shows
that horses are more polite than they
are supposed to be and the horse laush
a bit of fiction.
On a Mexico street car only yester
day two men of middle age and seri
ous mien insisted on standing during
the entire journey abroad. And there
were plenty of seats in the car. They
stood in the center, hanging to the
straps. Everybody wondered why.
Comments went like this:
"Paying an election bet?"
"Just sot up and want to stretch?"
"Been standing in front of a bar all
day, and got the habit?"
It was finally decided that they were
metropolitan suburbanites and. used
all their lives to the subway, bad the
strap-hanging habit so firmly rooted
that they wouldn't feel comfortable
A moralist has told us to pay cash
and be kind. Those are two hard com
mands, especially when the coal ar
rives at nine per and we live in a flat
three flights up.
They have one of those horseless
pianos in a local hotel which sounds
dike an orchestra in some -ways. If
It's out of tune you know that the
Mexicans are playing
Chop suey and even chili con carne
are unpopular in El Paso as com
pared to other vities. Those alien
PIANO I By Walt Mason
The Herald's Daily
"I'm engaged to be married."
"Poor devil!" muttered Shelton.
"And to the sweetest girl that ever
walked God's earth," continued Edge
cumbe, bis weary eyes sparkled with a
momentary fire. "It is to her I want
you to take a message, if I never live to
reach the coast."
Shelton nodded again.
"Her name is Rivington Miss Kitty
Rivington and she lives at Chorford, in
"Ah!" said Shelton, with a sudden
start. "And you love each other?"
"Why, of course!"
Then there was silence again.
"If only one of us reaches the coast."
said Shelton presently, "what about
the ownership of the mine?'
"It should belong to the one who
reaches the coast," replied Edgecumbe,
after some thought.
Again there was silence, until the
heavy regular breathing of Edgecumbe
told that he slent- Then Shelton rose
I to his feet and walked away into the
j night. After a while he paused and
; looked down int
into a stony valley.
"So she had chosen," he muttered
aleuncT. "And to think that I have lived
all this while with the man that she
has chosen. The irony- of fate!" He
laughed a dull, mirthless laugh, and
then the fire came into his eyes again.
"Kitty, my darling," he murmured
brokenly. "I could have made you love
me had you let me try. But my chance
has gone, it's too late now!"
He became silent again, and then un
consciously his fingers clasped them
selves ronnd the handle of bis knife,
his sole remaining weapon.
"Why not?" he muttered. "There's
sufficient food to take one of us
through safely. It would be all over
In a moment, and Kitty would love me,
perhaps, if there was no one else."
With his mind full of his ghastly
project, Shelton erepj back to the camp,
knife in hand.
Presently he knelt by the side of bis
sleeping companion. He raised his
knife. Just then Edgecumbe stirred
uneasily in his sleep, and a slight smile
crossed his features. "Kitty!" he mur
mured. That was all, but It sufficed. It drove
the madness out of Shelton.. He picked
up something from the ground beside
Edgecumbe and started at it. His eyes
lost their unnatural brightness, and
sobs shook his waster frame.
Out into the night he stole, till he
stood once more over the lonely val
ley. "Kitty!" he muttered brokenly. "He
will be able to come to you after all:
there's enough for one. Goodbye, dear!"
And then he stepped out into the mid
air, and his lips pressed against the
something he had picked up by Edge
cumbe'8 bed. There was a dull thud on
the rocks below, and then all was still.
But before the sun was over the horizon
Edgecumbe was awakened by the
hoarse cries of the horrible carrion
Down in that lonely valley- Edge
cumbe saw his lost companion. There
was no way down into it, and, with a
half delirious prayer on his lips, he
stumbled on. He was 'well nigh mad
now, and an unnatural energy kept
him going till he suddenly came in
sight of the town of Barmen, which was
not marked on Shelton's map.
Here he lay between life and death
for weeks, until life conquered, and he
was reunited to his sweetheart.
dishes always give one a pain or some
One never considers the great task
of doing little, everyday things. Tak
ing off one's trousers, for example.
One cannot sit down and do it. Neith
er can one stand up and do it. One has
to aland and remove the upper part,
then sit down and raising one leg
pardon limb at a time take off the
rest. And we men do it every day!
Did they ever try to dynamite you
from forty a month for an alleged
apartment that you couldn't get into
with a shoe horn and olive oil?
Just because Diogenes lived in a tub J
is jiu sign lie tier tuun & utiiii.
The Mexico North Western railway
has been destroyed again. A pleasant
time was had by all.
Buy a home in E Paso and walk.
Aeroplanlng is the highest sport.
Woodrow Wilson looks pleased even
in the pictures that were taken months
ago. So does Taft.
Down with evfaything--except fish
' Tou don't say! Yes, and his wife
looks so troubled.
El Paso is in Texas when the wind
blows from the west.
SMALLPOX SCARE SUBSIDES;
BUT ONE CASE AT SANTA ROSA
Santa RosaTJI., Nov. 20. The small
pox condition in this vicinity liaB failed
to assume the alarming proportions that
were feared, and so far as known there
is but the one case, that of the convict
in the road cainn, two miles south of
town, which is now under strict quaran
tine. It was reported to the health officer
that several parties had the disease at or
near the well from which a part of the
town supply is obtained, and that the
case at the convict camp had been con
tracted there. Health officer Van Horn
took immediate steps to investigate,
with a view of placing these reported
cases under quarantine, but has failed
to find any trace of the disease in the
vicinity of the well. He ateb reports no
further outbreak in the road camp.
PECOS VALLEY POULTRY
SHOW OPENS AT ROSWELL
Roswell, X. M., Nov. 20. The Pecos
valley poultry show is being held liere
and will continue through the week.
There have been 50 entries.
Three dollars cash for two Black Dia
mond rattlesnakes was the reward paid
John Bratton. The purchaser was a lo
cal Chinaman who -will make medicine
from them and send it back to his native
home. The rattlers were killed near
the Pecos river
EUROPE LEADS IN CRUSADE AGAiNST SMOKE
In 1237 England Prohibited the Use of Coal in London Smoke Abatement
Society Conducts Educational Campaign.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIN.
WASHINGTON, D. C Nov. 20.
The fight against smoke has
made more effectual heau
way in Europe than in the United
States, although the same difficulty
of enforcing the law has been encoun
tered in Europe as in America the un
willingness of local magistrates and
judges to inflict the penalties. Eng
land' got the earliest start in smoke
legislation among the nations, begin
ning before the middle of the 13th cen
tury. In 1237 the use of coal was pro
hibited in London by statute. In 1307
a commission was appointed and in
structed to inquire "of all such who
burn sea coal in the city, or parts ad
joining, and to punish them for the
first offence with great fines and ran
soms, and upon the second offence to
demolish their furnaces." But of course
this mediaeval reaction could not stop
smoke by stopping fires.
Public Health Act of 1S75.
The modern movement for smoke
repression may be said to date from
1S19. when parliament named a com
mission . inquire how far it was
practicable to compel persons using
steam engines and furnaces in their
different works to erect them in a
manner less prejudicial to public health
and public comfort" Another commis
sion was appointed in 1843 and another
two years later. At frequent inter
vals later still other commissions were
appointed, but not much was done un
til the passage of the public, health act
of 1875. But the magistrates usually
sided with the makers of smoke, and
were little inclined to accept state
ments showing that the smoke com
plained of was dense enough to consti
tute a violation of 'the law. In 1899
the English Coal Smoxe Abatement so
ciety was organized, and it employs an
inspector who reports about 1000 viola
tions a year.
In 1905 the Smoke Abatement society,
in conjunction with the Royal Sanitary
institute, held a smoke appliance ex
position in London. Similar expositions
have since been held In Sheffield. Glas
gow and Manchester. In 1909 the
Smoke Abatement league of Great
Britain was organized, and it has
started a three-fold crusade. It seeks
to secure better smoke laws than those
now in existence, to institute lectures
of its own and to spread newspaper
information concerning smoke, and
also to enlist the aid of engineering
schools in teaching the principles ot
combustion, in the hope of training en
gineers who can help the movement
In keeping with this program two
series of lectures were instituted at
Glasgow last year, one being for fire
men and the other for the general pub
lic. These lectures were very popular,
and did much toward hastening the
day when Glasgow will become a
An International smoke abatement
exhibition and conference was held In
London this year, and delegates from
all parts of the world attended and
delivered lectures upon the various
phases of smoke pollution. The prin
cipal speaker was Herr Nles. the chief
engineer of smoke abatement in Ham
burg, where perhaps more progress
has been made than in any other MK
city in the world. He announced that
the appeal of the conference was not
so much to the public, for it was not
content to wan unui me iiri.u..
could arouse public sentiment to t
pltch necessary for overthrowing the
1 - -.. annual VTtkSL TO
imnVn nuisance: its
technical men and
grounds: Its effort was io ""T.
the furnace owner of the economyof a
smokeless chimney so itrongfr" to
lead to the Instalatlon of a smokeless
Crusade In Hamburg.
In 1902 a society was organized in
Hamburg known as the Hamburg
Union for Stoking and Smoke itM
tion It was launched by engineers
and manufacturers upon their own Ini
tiative, in the belief v that sciei ntific in
vestigation would show them how to
git more steam and less smoke. The
union has a staff consisting of a chief
ri"r and four assistant engineers,
wifhLelnsctors. five firemen
tionl fo 'inVrofSnents when these are
reTheeunion's firemen teach the fire
men of the individual plants just how
ti handle their fires and furnaces with
1 view to the greatest economy, and
are assisted In this by the staff of in
structors, in addition thereto tests of
Uo effort was to convince
fuels and smoKe aevices . "
"Tn thVnuSority of the unions
engineers do not recommend the use of
mechanical stokers or automatic coal
Sedtng devices. They recommend
rather the addition of a simple device
for the regulation of tne supply of sec
ondary air in the furnace. This arises
mainly from the fact that the coal
used is of such a character as not to
need other than hand stoking.
Stringent laws In England.
The laws in force in England for
the prevention of smoke are rather
stringent. In Bolton any person who
keeps a furnace which produces black
smoke is fined not more than tj,0. wltv
an additional penalty of $10 for each
day the nuisance is maintained after
notice requiring abatement is serve'.
30 days beiifg allowed for setting the
premises in order after serving the
notice. Edinburgh's law is similar,
provision being made, however, that
where undue smoke is made as a re
sult of excessive, careless, or Inefficient
firing conviction may be had. without
service of any notice that the law is
being violated and giving time to
The Glasgow law rather shifts the
burden of proof upon the violator. It
says that every person who uses,
causes, permits, or suffers to be used
any furnace or fire within the city
(household fires excepted) so that
smoke issues therefrom, unless he
proves that he has used the best prac
tical means for preventing smoke, shall
be fined not exceeding 40 shillings for
the first offence, and five pounds for
each subsequent offence.
Leeds has a strong law with cumu
lative penalties. Every furnace must
be constructed or reconstructed to pre
vent the occurrence of smoke. Any
person may prosecute an offender and
each successive offence leads to a
heavier penalty. When a furnace own
er is given notice to alter his furnace
and fails to do so he is fined $10 a
day until he sets his premises in or
der. CItle Knfcrce I.nvrw.
The European nations as, h rule do
not have general laws upon the smoke
nuisance, most of them leaving the
matter entirely in the hands of the
several cities for action. England is
the notable exception to this rule.
Whenever such ordinances have been
passed by European cities they have
been stronger and better enforced than
in America. In most of the cities the
requirement is that proper smoke con
suming devices shall be installed, and
the excuses accepted in some of the
American police courts do not "eto"
with the court authorities in many Eu
ropean titles In some of the cities if
the owner of the plant tan show that
he has done his part by installing
proper plants anu inai iii- oiiioitt; 13
Joh h, ,.oi,,, :ni s,n,i in .
travention of the rules of the plant, the i
fine is shifted to the shoulders of the
firemen responsible for the smoke.
Many foreign cities have found that
laws do not enforce themselves, and
that often the municipal authorities
are not inclined to enforce those which
are on the statute nooks. Although
the public health act of 1875 and the
supplemental one of 1S91 gave the au
thorities ample legislation upon which
to act, the London authorities refused
to moe in the premises. When con
ditions became intolerable the Coal
Smoke Abatement society was formed
for the purpose of securing "a cleaner
London." The Society itself furnished
the machinery for tne enforcement t
the law, employing a force of inspec
tors. In one year 2000 violations ot
the law were reported, and 1200 com
plaints filed. Several hundred plants
agreed to Iristal smoke preventing de
vices to escape prosecution.
Convictions ef Violators.
Although the European sybtems ot
municipal government may seem lo be
more favorable to the enforcement of
smoke prevention ordinances, because
they are somewhat further removed
from the influence of the big employ
ers of labor, the experienc. s of Euro
pean cities are perhaps that as many
difficulties lie in the path of the smoke
abatement crusader abroad as at home.
For instance, in London, even with the
aid of the Smoke Abatement society,
no less than 572 qpmplaints were filed
with the West Ham corporation with
out its having instituted a complaint in
a single case, and in two instances the
violations were so notorious that the
adjoining borough or Poplar, being di
rectly affected, went outside of its own
boundaries, and in a suit brought to
conviction the men whom the courts of
"their own borough would not even at
tempt to convict.
Europe has a large number of smoke
prevention devices. Some of these con
sist of automatic stoKers and mechan
ical furnace feeders, others introduce
jets of steam, and still others resort
to down-draft furnaces to accomplish
the desired end. It has been estimated
that the number of smoke prevention
instalations in England are propor
tionately much greater than in the
Tomorrow The Pittsburg Investigation.
Years Ago To-
From The Herald Of
This Date 1898
Senator Turney left for Fort Stock
ton today on legal business.
H. Stone left on the Mexican Cen
tral today for San Luis. Potosi.
J. W. Levy has returned from New
York after an absence of four months.
The G. H. flag has been taken down
and will not be raised again except
on special occasions.
Will Caples arrived on the G. H. yes
terday. Mr. Caples has been on a
short trip to Marfa, Tex.
Theodore Lester returned today over
the Southern Pacific from Alaska, by
way of Skagway, Seattle and San Fran
cisco. Eight cars' of Mexican oranges came
in over the Mexican Central today and
were turned over to the Santa. Fe for
Civil engineer Rees and two assist-
j ants went north over the E- P. N. E.
yesterday morning to do some locat
ing for that line.
The tax rolls of El Paso county as
forwarded to the controler show an
increase of $153,596 in the valuation of
last year. The total value, according
to tiie report, was $9.58,180.
W. P. Jenkins, traffic manager of
the Hammond Dressed Beef company
in Chicago, was in -he city today and
was being shown the sights by alder
man Scott, his former schoolmate.
Col. Joe Hampson was a passenger
on the Santa Fe this morning in his
private car. He expects to be in this
city for a few days and will then con
tinue his journey to the City of Mex
ico. About 125 cords of oak wood in the
Mexican Central yards over the river
were burned this afternoon. The El
Paso fire department pumped 'water on
the fire until the tank was exhausted.
The loss is about $750 Mexican cur
rency. Professor Putnam, of the public
schools, has about completed the play
ground for the children of the Central
school, so that hereafter they will not
have to play in the street. The pro
fessor secured the property in the rear
of the school for the purpose of a play
ground. T!tGB BAULY MAILING.
Business houses having calendars to
present to their customers are urged
to mail them early. The postoifice
officials are urging the local merchants
to get their rush of the annual calen
dar mail sent out before the Christmas
rush begins, in order that the deliveries
may be made promptly and the pack
ages delivered in first class condition.
WHEN the Architect of the Uni
verse had finished making the
United States He had a large
section of material left over for which
He had no use. That was a great many
years ago. No use has been found for
most of it yet.
This waste pile was finally made a
state because the Republican party need
ed two more senators. When it was
admitted it had 60,000 inhabitants, of
whom 20,000 afterwards escaped. For
many years there were only 40,000 in
habitants in all of Nevada's 110,000
square miles. Most of them were en
abled to exist by reason of the sena
torial contests which were held every
Nevada is a large patch of sand hills,
sage brush and alkali, tied up with a
state line and mitigated here and there
by extensive gold deposits. The gold in
Nevada makes it palatable like the
sugar in medicine. Most of the state is
as devoid of humanity as the moon and
the man who will go into eastern Ne
vada and settle down will have 100 miles
of front yard all by himself. When the
Union Pacific trains cross Nevada the
porters lock the windows and pour tar
in the cracks, but even at that no
passenger gets .out ofc the state with
out carrying a full line of real estate
samples with him.
Nevada exists for the encouragement
of prospectors, politicians, pugilists and
bored married folks. Its output per year
is a ton of gold, one legislature, a few
prie-ring champions and several hun
dred divorces with high-class, imported
,. - tt. x- .. i :- u At.v..
principal. Reno. Nevada, is the center
"f the diorce industry anl no wife -who
Be it ever so mortgaged tiler's no place
like home. TV pen is mightier than tk'
sword, unless it's a pustoffice pen.
A TRIBUTE TO -SUS.M J1X.
A poem entitled "Sunny Jim." re
ceived in the white house mail, so im
pressed president Taft that he decided
to give it out for publication. The
composer is Marvin M. TayloV, of Wor
cester. Mass., who accompanied it with
the following explanation of his poetic
"Two days ago, while in New York
city, I went into old Trinity church to
attend the 'midday services held there
every day for the business men and to
listen to the organ recital, also giveD
there. Just before entering the church
I passed a banner flying across throng
ing Broadway, a Taft and Sherman
banner; and it set me thinking of the
results of the recent election and of
the death of vice president Sherman
so short a time ago. While the master
at the organ was playing, I wrote upon
a scrap of paper, in the dim light of
this famous old church, the inclosed
"Knowing the esteem and love which
vmi hAd fur Iffl. StiM-raan T vmua
fwith great hesitation, to send them to
The poem follows:
Tribute of tributes.
That alter the strife
Of an earnest and brave and st-enuous
With the failures and triumphs which
came to him.
He still should be known as
Praise of all praise.
That through all the time
From children's joys to manhoocTs
The gladness of childhood stayed with
And he remained always
Wreath of all wreaths, "
That through the tense stress
That surges around the road to suc
cess. None whom he had crashed did hiss
But his fellows all called him
J "Sunny Jim."
Crown of all crowns.
That in his home.
From wedding day till the last day's
Chivalrous love dimmed not in him,
But he was the same true
TO QUIT HIS JOB
Wife Says He Beats Her When He
Works and Makes Money; That
He Dotes en Work.
Chicago, I1L, Nov. 20. Judge New
comer, in the municipal court yester
day, imposed the sentence of inde
terminate idleness on Joseph Girsch,
who had been ?.rrested on complaint
of his wife.
Joseph has a good job, is ablebodied
and perfectly willing to work, but all
this disturbs the otherwise happy
household and he must quit. The court
entered the strange decree after hear
ing the story of Mrs. Girsch.
"I can't stand Joe's conduct any
longer," Mrs. Girsch testified. "Touil
just have to put him under bonds to
refrain from -working. He's a molder.
He's just craay about molding, but
when he gets paid off he buys liquor
and comes home and beats me. I've
sot plenty of money and can support
both him and myself. Just send him
home and keep us out of the divorce
"All right." said the iudae. "It's a
little unosaal, but let the order be is
BY GEORGE FHCH,
Author Of "At Good 0W Siwasfe"
desires to exchange her huoband after
finding a more attractive model need
despair as long as she has the money
for a ticket to Reno.
Nevada's service to the union has
been to provide Mark Twain and Bret
Harte with western experiences, but she
is now preparing to be useful agricul
turally, thanks to the Truckee river,
whose attention has been diverted from
'100 miles of front vard all to himself.
waterfalls to drainage ditches. These
ditches are turning the desert into gar
dens and Nevada is tilling up with real
estate agents. it now has 80,000
people, a new railroad, several tommer
ial clubs. Tonopah, Kyolite, (.oHfield,
Bull Frog and some brand new grain
elevators. "Watch Nevada grow!
( f'op righted by George MatheW