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EX EASO HERALD
Real Estate and Too Late To Classify
Real Estate and Too Late To Classify
Canines With Pedigrees and
Rich Masters Are Treated
as Human Club Loungers.
GEN. PTJTNIK IS A
BALKAN WAR HERO
London, Bag., Nov. 23. A luxurious
l - appointed club for dogs has been
tablished on Piccadilly. Here, com
ioit that might be envied by the av-
"age business and professional man
.U bo afforded the pets -whose wn
ors, are able to meet the social re
quirements and p.'V the dues.
I he dogs will .share the use of their
', barters with their masters and mis
I'o&ses but the connection of the lat
ter with the club will be dependent
"pon the membership of the canines.
i lie initial expense of equipping the
, l .-e wag $75,000. and the cost of
l.i.iintaining- it will be considerable. A
. idtron and four assistants will Iook
rfter the ordinary peeds of members
.ijid a veterinary surgeon will caM
i v. ice each day to provide such medi-
j attendance as may be necessary.
Lapdogs will be permitted to lounge
in the librar and smoking rooms
v. hile the larger breeds will be ac-
( ommodated in a suite of rooms
quipped with cushioned stalls and
brass fittings. Uniformed attend
ants will meet the dogs at the door
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The club, to be known as The Ln.t
ed Travelers and Counties club,
starts with a membership of 450 hu
mans, of wnom 270 have recognized
Pdigrees with titles. Lord and Lady
Tenterten for many opened the hu
man section of the club, while Beam
ing Blunderbuss, the world's cham
pion bulldog, stood sponsor for the
iour-legged part of the enterprise.
One of the features of the club will
be the care of fancy dogs, which can
be sent to the house by out of town
members for safe keeping during the
big London bench shows.
PHtnlk a War Here.
The strict censorship exercised in or
der to protect military secrets has pre--v
cnted the reading public from learn
ing much of the identity of the prin-
lpal actors in the Balkan struggle,
but one name which seems likely to
become as familiar as Kuropatkin.
oyama. Kuroki and Nogi, is Putnik.
Gen. Putnik is the commander in chief
of the Servian forces which have been
operating around Uskub. Of him- a
correspondent at the Servian head
"Gen. PutnK is a. military genius
to whom much of the success of the
war is undoubtedly due. As I saw him
for the first time at Kestpvats, I was
ttruck by the extraorrtjpfi j likeness
which he bore to Gen Grant, both in
feature and build. He-na organise
the marvelousiy successful campaign.
against the Turk.
"Placid and gentle-eyed, one of the
kindest of men, I should think, he Is
adored by his staff and by all thjs
ranks. He is the "Bobs" o: the Ser
vian army, and every soldier I have
talked to speaks of him in terms of
highest devotion and admiration."
Gladstone's Influence Still Felt.
The influence of the late William E.
Gladstone on behalf of the Christians
in the Balkans still lives. Mrs. Drew,
u daughter of the statesman, having
ji' mind her father's friendship for
these people has sent a donation in
his name f ?M0 to the Balkans re
lief fund. - This fund, raised by the
Balkans committee, is growing rapid
ly and besides contributing to it many
poople are offering their personal
-prvices as nurses. Several delega
tions of nurses have already been de
spatched to the front and more will
Power of Advertising.
The claim of publishers that you can
cet most anything you want by adver
tising has received further support.
r. J. J. Scanlon, who is investigating
the monetary loss involved in injuries
to the hand in connection with the
Workmgmen's Compensation act, pub
lished an offer of $5 for a working
man who, .having lost the thnsub, in
dex, middle and ring fingers of one
hand by accident, was back at his
work. William Staniford, a railroad
employe, claimed and was given the
reward. Nineteen years ago Staniford
lost all the fingers, except the lit
tle finger, of his right hand, but he
not only proved that he had since
continued his duties, but demon
strated that he could paper, paint,
and mend shoes, play the organ and
write with the maimed hand.
To Push Rural Education.
An organization of all shades of po
litical opinion has been formed In
Scotland for the promotion of higher
education in the rural districts. In
building up technical schools and uni
versities in the towns and cities there
has been a tendency to neglect higher
education in the sparsely settled ru
ral districts, with the result that
many capable students have no oppor
tunity of completing their studies.
The new organisation is gathering I
evidence of tltte condition which will
be placed before parliament. 1 the manufacture or. sana cement.
''Made In El Paso" Pine Spreads
City's Fame In Many Foreign Lands
Carries Oil to Constantinople; Perfumes From England;
Onions From Laredo, and Coffins
From Kansas City. '
Made in EI
This brand is going around
the world. On oil boxes, soap boxes,
1 erfume crates, shipbuilding material
and even on caskets, it appears.
The El Paso Milling company, which
Is tbe local end of lhe big Pearson syn
dicate, is shipping the Madera pine ta
all parts of the known world. Each
ttick of the lumber bears the trademark
nf the El Paso company and the name
Carrying coals to Newcastle was
nothing to the nerve cf the Madera
. ompany'g salesmen who have dared to
go into the pine districts of Maine and
sell 10 cars of casing stock from the
El Paso mills in Augusta. Caskets
ate boxed in Madera pine for the trade
that is supplied from the Kansas City
i nter. Oil boxes are shipped to Mexico
Pity, wnere they are filled with petro
leum and sent to the Orient. If Con
stantinople should be burned by the
allies in the Balkan wac, the fire would
h- started with Mexican oil, kindled
vith "made in El Paso" boxes.
I Med in Rafrlish Vessels.
B s' ook, which is the trade name i
Weapon of the Dukes of Bra
ganzas Had Mysteriously
Disappeared. CHIEF OF SPANISH
RIGANDS ENDS LIFE
Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. S3. The
famous dagger of the dukes of Bragan
za, long coveted by wealthy American
collectors, has been returned to the
state as mysteriously as It disappeared
from the royal palace of Kecessldades
on the night of October 4, 1916, when
king Manuel fled from his castle to
find refuxe on British shores.
The weapon, studded with precious
stones and bearing chiselmanship at
tributed to Benvenuto Cellini, is esti
mated to be worth $50,000. Many for
eigners have sought to purchase it, ro
mantic tales associated with the blade
having added a historic worth to Its
At the time of the revolution the re
publican leaders visited the deserted
palace and took -possession of all the;
jewels and works- of art that-1 ha royal
family had left behind. The dagger
and some other valuables failed, Sow-''
ever, to find their way into the haads'
of the new authorities. .. . ,.
Some time ago the government. 36
cided that all the furniture, jewetewC
: p t whlJch beionged to th- fallen aon-
other property seized at the palaces.;
- arcn anl ws mower, queen Araeiie,
should be returned to them -in London.
and the old inventory books of Bragan
za family are being examined to separ
ate what belongs rightfully to the royal
family from what is' considered as the
property of the republic Recently the
dagger was secretly placed In the letter
box of the official who is conducting
the inventory. There was nothing to
indicate by whom it had-"been restored.
Brigand Chief Kills Self.
The notorious Spanish brigand chief.
Gaspar Cazalla, whom the government
has relentlessly pursued for two years,
is dead with his own dagger in his
He died with his back to thr wall
fighting bravely to the last and sur
rendering to death only .after he had
seen his whole band wiped out Five
of his followers had been killed, 11
rendered helpless from wounds and 31
Cazalla. a ruthless robber and a men
ace to society generally, had won a cer
tain renown because of his physical
prowess and unquestioned courage.
Recently he operated in the district of
Elvas, where ne was surprea m
mountain retreat by a strong military
force relnofrced by many armed peas
In the fight that followed, four sol
diers and two peasants were killed
and 10 others of the attacking ofrce
Wtere more or less seriously wounded,
- SPhen all of the brigands except the
nief y jn tmed or overpowered.
chief had been Kiiieo. or overpuwereu,
CMalla, a perfect giant, clubbing his
sKle, broke tnorugn tne ring oi sgimere
and escaped. Hotly pursued he took
refuge in an abandoned windmill. There
he held off his assailants until his am
munition was exhausted. Then, when a
rush upon him was made, realizing that
all hope was gone, the chief stabbed
himself In the heart, dying Instantly.
WORK IS STARTED
ON DAM TUBE MILL
Machinery For Both Tube and Ball
Mills at Bleuhant Butte Is Heady
Elephant Butte, N. M-, Nov. 23.
Work of filling in the forms for the
concrete foundation piers of the
tube mill has started. The concrete
is hauled from the mixer in skips by
cable power, placed on the cars and
carried by train to the site of the
milL In unloading, the skip is han
dled by an electrical derrick, and then
distributed by men with Iron carts.
The machinery for both tube and
ball mills, consisting in part of great
iron tubes or cylinders, is already on
the ground. These mills constitute a
part of the sand cement plant now
in process of erection for the manu
facture of sand cement, to be used in
making concrete for the dam.
Forces of men continue the work of
building up both the upper and lower
The work of excavation in the river
bed is under way. Two of the cables
are working clam shell diggers aM
one derrick, with a force of men, Is
also at work near the flume walL
The sand and earth being removed
is being utilized in filling up., the
coffer dams and holes beside the- In
ner wall of the flume.
A track has been constructed alone
the east bank of the river bed. and
sand from the clam shells Is dropped
into a large hopper, . built over . this
track and is received' by dump' cars
below and then transported to the de
A large new hopper . is being con
structed just below the mixer and un
der one of the cables. .
K. R. Coghlio, reclamation chemist;
la tAaHnc sAnA frnm tha river bed to
ascertalnNts value in connection wlth-j
for knockdown boxes, Is sent-to Leeds.
Liverpool and london, Jsngland, ana
tbe fine English perfumes',' soaps: and
toilet articles are shipped back to the
United States in them, some to be- un
packed right here in El Paso. English
built ships are finished in this same
Madera pine; American battleships are
likewise sustpiied with the fine finish
ing lumber from the El Paso mills.
Onleu Crop In El Pat Boxes.
One of the largest single orders re
ceived at the big El Paso mills is for
1.100,000 onion crates, to be used in
crating the great Bermuda onion crip
of Laredo and Brownsville. Laredo
onion shipments this year will amount
t. 2800 cars, each containing 500 El
Paso made crates.
Gees With Mexican Oil.
There will be 335 cars of oil crates
sent to Mexico this year, to be used in
shipping oil to Asiatic ports. Domestic
shipments include boxes for flour mills,
distilleries, breweries, simn fartnT-ien
and shook for cantaloupe and fruit
ciops, besides building materials and
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made at the El Paso mills hnt ?w
strap stock may be used for this later, i
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Kellerd in Hamlet to Mrst
Mght Audience; "What
Ails You?" a Failure.
By Emory B. Calvert
New York, N. T., Nov. 23. A play
whose tragedy is so. old it is Immor
tal and therefore scarcely needs re
viewing, and a second offering whose
comedy is so new as to be unripe,
marked the opening of the present
week in the New York theaters.
The production is "Hamlet." which
John S. Kellerd has chosen to begin
a season of classical drama at the Gar
den theater. Mr. Kellerd himself acted
the man ' prince at the premier on
Monday night, performing that diffi
cult role with considerable merit.
He has surrounded himself with an,i
excellent company, tnougn his produc
tion showed no new scenic beauties or
unsuspected heights of tragedy. In his
cast were Elwyn Eaton, who presented
& highly conventional Polonius; A.
Stevenson, who played king Charles,
and Theodore Roberts, who played the
"What Alls Youl"
The unripe farce already mentioned'
was ataged in the Criterion. It was
entitled "What Alls You?' and bore on
its program the information that Ru
pert Hughes was to be credited or
blamed -for its a.Hthorship.
"What Alls YouT might be termed
a farce of the new school. For a. long
time there has been an evident trend
among the knights of the qulil to lay
the ancient comedy of quick action and
witty lines In the moth balls and to
substitute a farce whose construction
takes on the disintegrated interest of
a vaudeville performance.
"What Alls Your Is a fine example
of this new farce construction, though
it is significant that it distinctly failed
to score at its premiere.
The action of the piece begins in the
dining room of the St. Ritz. Here
members from every status of society
are gathered about the tables and here
also do they all agree to repairto Me
dal's sanatarium for reasons both ex
ternal and internal.
The second act finds them there In
the gymnasium and the third act trots
them across country on a 20 mile chase
after a comic situation. As comedy Is
notoriously light footed it cannot be
held as strange that they never even
get within speaking distance of her.
Mr. Hughes has so loosely strung
the pearls of humor on his story's
thread that much of the fun of the
piece rests with the typical selection
of the characters. Thus it is that many
a good laugn is wasted on one lnai
vldual who weighs close to 300 pounds
and on his fellow actor who scales
So little progress was made with
"What Alls You?" that It seems almost
criminal to name those actors and act
resses, who played parts in Its cast It
might be mentioned, however, that
Shelley Hull. William Courtlelgh, Mar
caret Skirvin and Georce McGrath are
-among those -whose fair reputations
"Never Say Die."
To iurn from the mortuary gloom
that enshrouded the Criterion to the
ready laughter of a William Collier
play Is a pleasant occupation. The
play we have in mind is "Never Say
IMe," which had its premiere at the
-Forty-eighth street theater -on Tues
Collier ranks high among latter day
comedians. He has that faculty of
talking nonsense that is one of the
rarest gifts within the province of the
maker. And with this faculty ever at
his command he never falls to please.
It was no surprise, therefore, that
greeted the readers of Wednesday
morning's' papers when they read of
the hit he scored in 'Vever Say Die.
On the t raviolis evenintr.
"Never Say Die," Is the motto of
Dlonysius-Woodbury, who has been
promised by his physicians that he
will die before a month has passed.
Under this' delusion he marries a young
girl in order to leave her his money
so that she may marry the poor artist
of her choice. And behold at the end
of a year he still lives. He has tried
all the sure deaths, cigarets, cocktails
and night air, but he seems to thrive
thereon. In fact when a year has
passed he is well, strong and blooming
and his wife openly acknowledges that
she married him, which provides a
pleasant hint of romance with which
to terminate a" night of laughter.
As for the actors they formed a good
support'for Collier. Emily Fitzroy, as
a pleasant motherinlaw; Grant Stew
srt. as the veV-fJdtfcftiL:veji' unto
swarihsr off -nthiifcv itaA "ciEaxetfl'Wnen
this waiter hifl tot auli rr.;ji. the
lwiio-jT'n.'"wB not.-axwyiie-,aJMi men tvus
a Wife. , were all 'Satlsfa'ctory and
Pitched ,1n a . gentle key. Mr. Collier
himself is Inevitably amusing.
The plot for "Never Say Die" was
supplied by D. H. Post.
"The rtetl Petticoat.-'
A llhrettoed. lvriclzed musicallzation
of.Itiria 'Johnson Young's "Next." which
saw the light of a short time last year,
was produced on Wednesday night at
Daly's theater under the title of "The
Red Petticoat" The first two opera
tions were performed by Mrs. Toung
and Paul West and the music was sup
plied by Jerome D. Kern.
"The Red Petticoat" in every way
proved a pleasant and entertaining
musical comedy. It revolved about
the advent of a woman barber in a
little western mining camp one of
those places where the men all dress
in correct khaki outing suits and talK
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The woman barber. Sophie "Brush.
wno is miss Helen Lowell on tne stage.
enters the camp amid the jeers of its
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THIMS EL PASDANS WILL FEAST
Thanksgiving Day To' Be Observed With Services of
Thanks, Sports and Many Dinners; Prisoners and
Paupers to Be Given Feasts; Soldiers to Have
Big Dinners at Post and in Camp.
Thanksgiving, the national feast
day. will be celebrated In El Paso
by the demise of many turkeys and the
increase in the equator of the festal
citizens. Turkeys at S6 cents a pound,
dressed or 20 cents on the hoof, will
furnish the piece de resistance for
the annual Thanksgiving dinners. The
trimmings will come equally high,
but there will be plenty of turks and
trimmings to- go around.
Following a long established cus
tom, a union Thanksgiving service will
be held Thursday raoraingv -This year
the service fll be at the Trinity
Methodist church. Rev. Charles Les
lie Overstreet, of the First Presbyte
rian churph, wilL preach the sermon.
Special music of thanksgiving will be
sung by the Trinity quartet. Thanks
giving afternoon the Masonic lodge
will lay the cornerstone of the new
Masonic temple on North El Paso
street. T. C. Lea, as acting state
grand master, will officiate. Masons
from, out of the city lodges .will at
tend. Observed In the Schools.
City schools will - dismiss an Wed
nesday afternoon until Monday, be
cause of Thanksgiving. Programs will
be given in each of the schools on
Wednesday afternoon, including reci
tations, and songs of Thanksgiving.
The parochial schools will also dis
miss Wednesday until Monday. '
Football at Washington park be
tween the Military institute ' aqd ' the
High school will furnish a sport pro
gram for Thanksgiving afternoon. The
Juarez races will also hold the initial
meeting the -same afternoon. , The
soldiers of the patrol and post will
also have a football game at Wash
ington park. At Mesilla Park. N. 1L,
the A. & M. college and the" New
Mexico Military academy will play for
the championship of the southwest.
Dinners the Feature. '
Thanksgiving dinners will be served
in the new hotel Paso Del Nprte, . the
Sheldon. St. Regis. Orndorff, Harvey
house and the other cafes and restau
rants on Thanksgiving day. At Fort
Bliss the soldiers of the post will have
a .big turkey dinner at noon and tur
keys will be provided for the mess of
each company or troop on the border
patrol. Many dinner parties will be
given at the quarters at tbe post and
downtown by the officers and their
wives in honor of the batchelor mem
bers of the regimental staffs.
Orphans of the Sunshine day nurs
ery will be given a big turkey dinner
at the nursery. Arrangements '. -are
also being made for a Thanksgiving
barrel for these little folks. ' The Sal
vation army will make no effort to
supply the wants of the needy at
Thanksgiving, but will concentrate on
the big Christmas dinner for the poor.
A Thanksgiving service will be held
by the Salvation army at its headquar
ters, 349 Myrtle avenue, Thursday.
Turkey For Prisoners.
The city and county jail and the
poorhouse inmates will be provided
with turkey dinners by the city and
county. This is an annual custom
and special menus are being prepared
for the prisoners and the unfortunates
at the poor farm and county hospital.
I. G. Gaal. superintendent of the
poor (arm was in town' Friday with
his Thanksgiving list, -purchasing edi
bles for that occasion. Both on his
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pears, among other things, turkey and ;
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On the left Is Beatrice Allen, who is
starring in Zeigflel's Follies, at the
Moulin Rouge. In the center is Mar
garet Sklrvln, who is playing in "What
Alls Your' at the Criterion. On the
right at the top is Gertrude Hoffman,
who Is playing In "Broadway to Paris,"
at the Winter Garden. And at the
right, on the bottom, is Mrs. Flake,
who is starring in "The High Road,"
at the Hudson theater.
cranberry sauce. Steaming oyster
stew, will constitute the first course
at the county jaiL This is to be fol
lowed by turkey and cranberry sauce,
sweet potatoes, lettuce, carrots, cab
bage and coffee. Number of guests
The "good cheer" In the form of egg
nog, appears only on the menu for
the guests at tbe county hospital and
poor farm. There will be' 60 guests.
The Thanksgiving guests at the city
jail are going to get meat, cake,
sweet potatoes; fruit, cake and coffee
Nothing Delng In Juarez.
If Juarez is thankful for anything.
Thanksgiving will not be celebrated
in 'the town over th rio. Thankssriv-
ing Is unknown In Mexico, It being a
typical American feast. While the
prisoners in the El Paso jail -will be
fed turkey, the inmates of the Juarez
"career will dine on frijoles.
Big Dinner For Little Ones.
To bring cheer and happiness to
the many little orphan children of
the Sunshine day nursery, it is be
ing arranged to give them a big
turkey dinner on Thanksgiving day,
With all the "fixings" and dainties,
which always delight children. The
chairman of the cheerful letter com
mittee of the Sunshine society Is mak
ing arrangements for a quantity of
fruit and delicacies to be sent to the
county pensioners at the county poor
farm. The Thanksgiving barrel for
the Sunshine nursery, it Is hoped will
be filled to overflowing this year.
Feed For the Soldiers.
It will require about 600 birds,
averaging eight pounds each and mak
ing a total weight of 4000 pounds, to
feed the officers and men of the di
vision stationed at Fore Bliss and
along the border in this patrol dis
trict, who number slightly more than
The day will be a holiday, all duties
except guard and police duty, -which
are absolutely necessary, being dis
pensed with. The prisoners will be
required to work an hour or two in the
morning doing necessary chores. The
prlsioners will also get a good feed
on that day, their menu being very
similar to that served the other men.
One or two organizations, whose
cook ovens are not large enough for
turkeys, will have suckling pig in
stead. Those ovens are built for or
ganizations of only 60 men while
they are now required to do service
for 90 or 100.
The men will spend the day hunt
ing, walking, and at the football
games at Washington Park. Some will
spend the day with friends in town.
The menu for battery B, of the
Third field artillery, is a sample of
what all the men will get to eat; fol
lows: Oyster Soup. Crackers
Roast Turkey, Oyster Dressing.
Roast Pork Apple Sauce
Cranberry Sauce Stripped Celery
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Green Peas Green String Beans
Bread and Butter
Mince Pie Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Layer Cake
Vanilla Layer Cake
Mixed Nuts Assorted Candy
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Public Debt of New York
City Is Greater than the
HAS 85,000 ACRES OF
New York, N. Y., Nov. 23. New York
builds a new house every 50 minutes
and has a. public debt greater than the
national debt of the whole United
States, according to figures just com
piled here by the Merchants associa
tion. According to them, father
Knickerbocker now owes $1,037,000,400,
or a few million dollars more than the
sum for which Uncle Sam is liable thus
making- this city the first $1,000,000,000
debt municipality In the country. Just
what this swollen Indebtedness actual
ly means is better indicated by the
fact that New York now owes more
than five times as much as Chicago,
Philadelphia and Boston combined.
Great as is this debt, these interesting
figures indicate that the development
of the city is even more remarkable.
New Building Every sa MlBHtes.
The daily average of new buildings
completed and put into use is now 29,
or one new building in approximately
every 50 minutes. As the average num
ber of persona which each of these
buildings accommodate is in the neigh
borhood of 26, this means that every
month accommodations sufficient to
house the population of a town of more
than 25,000 inhabitants are constructed
here. New business, however, is in
advance even of the record breaking
figures for new buildings, as the fig
ures show that there is a new business
corporation every 40 minutes. More
rapid still is the increase of population
since the stork brings a new New
Yorker every six minutes. Of manu
facturers, this novel census indicates
that there are 28,000, who produce an
nually more than $2,000,000,000 worth
In contrast to these remarkable fig
ures of development, there are still
more than 85,000 acres of vacant land
in the city, a fact on which statisti
cians base their prediction that New
York's municipal indebtedness will
eventually reach the $5,000,000,000
mark, or five times the indemnity paid
by France to Germany as the result of
the Franco-Prussian war.
England's Free Farm Scheme.
Probably one of the most surprising
bits of news which has come to this
country from England in many years
is to the effect that England is to
have free farms. Coming from a coun
try where land rents for years have
been a bone of contention, the an
nouncement is all the more surprising,
even though this novel move is not a.
general one., but is initiated only by a
single largo land bolder, sir Fortescue
Flannery by name.
According to the report brought over,
sir Fortescue has announced that on
r his large Essex estate- he will charge
no - rent tor any portion of his land
which his tenants plant to sugar beets.
Whether oc not this is the result of
the anti-German feeling in England'
about which so much has been heard
lately is not reported, but students of
international relations here are in
clined to think it a defensive more in
this connection. Not only does Ger
many produce all her own sugar from
the beet, with & surplus for export
amounting to $50,000,000 annually,
they point out, while England is de
pendent for her supply on foreign
countries, but the crops secured by the
use of the sugar beet in rotation- in
the land of the kaiser are double those
where the beet is not used.
Germany's success In securing srreat
yields is now acknowledged to be due
to the cultivation of the beet and as
the factor of food supply is always im
portant in the ease of war, this step
to encourage the use of the beet in
England Is regarded in some quarters
as having a particular significance. As
an illustration it is pointed out that
in this country the crop yields are
only half those secured in Germany,
though an increase of 50 percent has
been" shown in sections where the sugar
beet industry has taken hold. No offer
of free farms has been made here, how
ever, since It is recognized that with
such encouragement as is needed to
equalize wages the industry is likely
to become even more .important than
It has in Germany without any such
radical stimulus as that proposed by
sir Fortescue. That the free farm
movement should be instituted by a
man named Flannery gives a humorous
turn to the situation in view of the
many troubles of the British govern
ment in the past in connection with
Irish land rents.
Dog St.ealiag ia New York.
Remarkable ways of making a living
have many examples in New York, but
perhaps the most peculiar yet un
earthed is dog stealing which has
grown into a regular profession, as
cording to the officers of the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals. This "game" is looked upon as
a sure thing -and there Is practically
no risk for the thief.
The dog stealers choose their prey
carefully and always make sure that
tne ao?r belongs to a wealthy family,
especially one where there are chil
dren. They scout about the neighbor
hood sometimes for days, waiting for a
chance to find the dog alone, or with
onty a chHd for protection. One stolen,
the rest is easy. The thief waits. The
owner advertises a reward. The chil
dren cry for their playmate. The owner
advertises again and adds "no ques
tions asked." The dog comes home in
the arms of a poor but "honest" friend
who claims to have found it in the
streets, and the reward, sometimes as
much as $300 or $500, is paid without
a question. In a rather unusual case
the other day, in which such a stolen
dog had been sold to a grocer who
bought him. in good faith, both parties
went to court with their claims. The
magistrate, who evidently inherited
some of the wisdom of -Solomon or
dered the dog himself on the witness
stand. "Jack," the clerk of the court
called, and "Jack," a stubby, black and
white bulldog, was shown in by a po
liceman. Both the woman who said
she had owned him and the grocer who
had bought him, stood facing him.
"Jack" went straight to the woman,
sniffed once at her skirt, and then
climbed all over her in his joy. The
judge called no mora witnesses, and
decided the case.
Hospital For Animals.
The finest animal hospital in the
world, which, it is hoped, will serve aa
a model for other cities, is soon to be
erected here at a cost of about $125,000.
Architects have already been commis
sioned to prepare plans, and the hos
pital, when completed, will not be sur
passed in the point of efficiency even
by the institutions in which human pa
tients are cared for. The building will
be three stories high and will be pro
vided with the latest methods for treat
ment of four-footed patients. There
will be a large operating room for sur
gical cases and ample provision for
Congressman Burleson Is
Naming the Postmasters
in His District.
SENATORS TO FILL
(By XV. D. lleraaday.)
Austin, Texas, Nov. 23. It is perhapi
not inappropriate that the crop of fed
eral office seekers in Texas as a re
sult of the Democratic national suc
cess should be very large, because of
the prominence of the Wilson element
in Texas in the early days of his cam
paign for the presiaency.
1 It is pointed out by those who are
seeking recognition at his hands that
Texas was the original Wilson state
and that it was the tenacious and en
thusiastic way in which this delega
tion stood by him during the trying
hours of the Baltimore convention that
contributed largely to his success.
There is already a veritable horde of
Democratic office seekers clamoring
for appointment to various positions in
and out ox. the state. Many of then
want to be ambassadors t fuieign
countries, othei? have picked out snug
consular berths, &.nd there is hardly an
orrice within the gut of the president
and his patronage av. ibuters that is
not being sought by Texas men. These
outside jobs are in addition to the
multitude of postmasterships and other
offices in Texas that are to be filled.
BurieMa Giving Out Jobs.
Congressman Albert Burleson, of
Austin, has taken the federal patron
age bull by the horns, so to speak, so
far as his district is concerned. He
recently returned from Washington
and immediately began portioning out
the postmasterships of the different
towns in his district. He has visited
many of these towns and at each place
has announced whom he would recom
mend for appointment as postmaster.
In Austin he put a quietus on a scram
ble that was beginning to be made
among several applicants for the office
by publicly stating that the plum
would be given to Jefferson Johnson.
He has settled the question of post
masterships In many of the other
towns of his district, thus giving the
unsuccessful apploicants for these
places an opportunity to get in the race
for appointment to other offices.
The Senatorial Patronage.
The fact that Mr. Burleson -was a
member of Wilson's campaign com
mittee has given rise to the report
that he is to be given a cabinet posi
tion. He says, however, that he does
not know anything about being made
a member of president Wilson's cabi
net. Mr. Burleson says that senator C. A.
Culberson and the incoming senator,
Morris Shepperd, will be the patron
age dispensers in Texas for only 15
offices. They will be allowed to name
one ambassador and one minister as
outside appointments. Their appoint
ments -within the state will be the one
collector of internal revenue, the four
United States marshals, the four
1 United States marshals, the four United
States district attorneys and tbe five
collectors of customs.
House te be a Bess.
It is reported that E. M. House, the
Austin millionaire, who is one of president-elect
Wilson's closest personal
and political friends, will have much
to say in regard to the appointment of
Texans to office under the new ad
ministration. Mr. House occupies a
remarkable position in Democratic pol
itics in Texas and the country. He has
long beenjenown as the "maker of gov
ernors" in this state. He is credited
with having brought about the nomi
nation f Gov. Culberson. Gov. J. D.
Sayers and Gov. S. W. T. Lanham. He
plays the political game, however, so
quietly that even members of the
party in Texas know little of how he
brings about the results he accom
plishes. During the Wilson campaign
he spent most of his time at the New
York headquarters of the party, and.
-while he did not occupy a position on
the campaign committee, it is said his
advice -was more sought by those In
charge of the party's affairs than that
of any other one man. It is said he
will not be an applicant for or accept
any office under the incoming admin
istration. After Burleson's Job.
In the event that congressman Bur
leson is given a cabinet position or
some other office, there will be a num
ber of candidates for the vacant con
gressional job in this district Among
those who are mentioned as probably
aspirants for the office ar T. W. Greg
ory, Charles Rogan and Warren W.
Moore, of Austin. James H. Hamilton,
-who is now district attorney here, has
announced that he will be a candidate
for congress in the event of Mr. Burle
son's retirement from that office.
Wants te Be Collector.
Frank Rabb. of Brownsville, an
nounces that he will be an applicant
for presidential appointment to the of
fice of collevto'- of customs of the port
of Brazos de Santiago, with headquar
ters at Brownsville.
Mr. Rabb is a native of Nueoes coun
ty and has resided in Cameron county
continuously since 1891. He was never
before a candidate or applicant for an
He was one of the earliest and has
been one of the most active and effect
ive supporters of jrovernor Woodnur
Wilson for president He participated
in the Wilson state mass meeting at
Waco at which he and Dr. A. H. Evan?,
of Eagle Pass, were named as joint
chairmen of the Wilson forc for the
15th congressional district He also at
tended the Democratic state convention
at Houston, which named him as an
alternate on the delegation from Texas
to jjhe Baltimore convention, where h
was seated as a delegate in lieu of an
absent Texas delegate, and ws3 one of
the most energetic participants In the
brilliant work of" the "immortal 40"
which so materially aided In securing
prompt attention to all minor Injuries
There will be quarters for 25 horses
and the same number of dogs, as well
as a living apartment for the resident
surgeon, who will be prepared to at
tend cases at any hour of the day or
night, and a consultation room for vis
iting physicians and surgeons. The hos
pital staff will be composed of special
ists in the treatment of horses, dogs
and cats, and every possible provision
will be made for the relief of suffer
ing animals, free of charge. A limited
number of pay patients willjje received
when space is available. MoThey to pav
for telephone calls and addressed postal
cards will be left at 150 drug stores
throughout the city so that cases of
suffering animals can be reported
without any expense.
Altogether, this remarkable hospital,
in which will be incorpo.ated the best
features of such institutions in Europe,
will undoubtedly be the most remarka
ble of its kind in the world.
Jails May Be Crowded.
That New York jails will be crowded
to capacity this winter is already be
coming apparent. The crowding, how-
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