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Editorial and Magazine
Wednesday, December Fourth, 19.12.
F A MAX have plenty of wholesome
live half way rationally, he will have little desire for stimulants in harmful
quantities; nor will he care for the highly spiced dishes or sauces or for elab
orate desserts, all of which if taken habitually in considerable quantities have .an
ill effect on the general health. In much the same way, an analogy suggests itself
itn the man or woman, the boy or girl, who may be drawn into vicious habits
and companionships; in most cases, a craving for the harmful indulgences indicates
real htniger for the proper sc-lenance of mind and soul real deprivation of needful
j-Iay and recreation, a deprivation which is due to ignorance and carelessness of
oicials and public, or to irrational or fanatical attempts to "reform" the race while
ignoring the fundamentals of human nature.
In this country we fail to provide suitable places or facilities for rational use
of leisure time among the masses of the people. Young and old, men and women,
vouths and maids, dean and foul, boys and girls, vigorous and weak, serious and
flippant, hoyden, and grind all are alike turned into the streets, by night even more
than by day, to find their recreation as best they may. Ho wonder the great
majority turns to the bright lights and the warmth, the human companionship
and the vapid entertainment, the sensuous or sensual appeal, and the stimulant,
that are afforded by the saloon, the dance hall, the kenb hall, the cheap theater,
the pool hall, or worse places. Nor wiM libraries and reading rooms, or parks and
playgrounds, or churches and night schools, meet all or most of the need. Those
affect the few; the craving is of the many and untrained and inexperienced as
many of the idlers are, tired to a frazzle and needing rest, or just lazy and aim
less, the line of least resistance is the one that is generally followed. Self improve
ment is an incentive to but few, as compared with the seekers after mere amuse
ment anything to kill time and open the way to human contact.
In some of the big cities, where ill digested laws have made a crime of con
tinental habits of using leisure time, far worse usages have grown up. The people
are made to feel the law of prevention, but they resent being deprived of their
accustomed amusements. "Keep off the grass" say the signs, and no playgrounds
are provided. Boys are arrested for playing ball in the streets, and in the next
breath they are told that they ought to take plenty of ontdoor exercise. Much
that the schools try to teach is rendered ineffectual because of the wrong conditions
that are allowed to exist outside the schools, and because of the common failure
to provide proper means of expression for human instincts, or facilities for innocent
recrer tion and for harmless, or at worst only wasteful and not degrading indul
gence. Compulsory school attendance laws arc all right, provided school accommoda
tions be provided for all who arc thus "compelled," and provided that such school
ing as is offered to the people is worth more to them than the wages and ex
perience they would get from early employment, or than the results of idleness.
Compel every boy to learn to swim? Provide free pools then.
Every boy should learn a trade? What is society doing to teach him?
Prevent the playing of ball in the streets? Where, then, shall the boys play?
Why not ample public playgrounds?
Condemn by law the ordinary dance hall? Surely, but provide wholesome
lecreation in its place respectable dance halls, for instance, under public control.
Outlaw the coarse cheap vaudeville and low grade moving picture show?
Necessarily, bat give the people something better and cheaper.
Try to abolish by law the use of strong drink? "Better study first the question
of effectual substitutes for such manner of indulgence. Remember the bright
lights and the hot stove. Were you ever lonely, and shut out of every door but
There are some of us who are very prone to censure the devil because he does
not serve chocolate ice cream every day for dinner. It would be well to remember
that some folk do not like chocolate. ,
The problem of preventing waste through idleness is the problem of providing
suitable occupation and incentive. The problem of reducing vice in all-jts forms
is the problem of providing, at public expense or under public control, such sub
stitutes for vicious entertainment as will satisfy the natural cravings of men and
women, boys and girls, for human intercourse, relaxation, amusement, play, exciting
experience, mental stimulus, and sentimental indulgence, without the degradation
of moral, physical, and social standards that too often accompanies the misuse of
idle hours under existing conditions.
The best meaning "reformers" grope rather blindly. Don't you despise that
word "uplift"? We confess to a keen desire to souse in the whey barrel every
person guilty of using the word. It sounds so smirkingly self-satisfied so
unctiously incompetent so self-righteously pretentious. "Betterment" seems to
carry the idea of working with the people for the general improvement of condi
tions; but "uplift" seems like something unwelcome and worthless, imposed from
outside, like .gmng to naked, but hitherto chaste, savages an outfit of irritating
and indecently suggestive garments, set off by a celluloid collar and a pair of knit
bedroom slippers, and then making a moving picture of the creatures for public
display as an evidence of "How the Light of Civilization May Shine Even in Dark
The surest test of the real quality of any human being the standard by which
every person may be placed infallibly in this "class" or that is in the way in which
he uses his leisure time. Communities and countries have pure food laws, and
sanitary regulations. They are even coming to regulate the conditions of industry.
But what are they doing to enable the people to make the best use of their
leisure time? -
Take the population as a whole; strike the average; half the people are
higher, and half lower, than the median line; the people above the line are in
greater need of genuine reform than are those below the line; for, knowing the
nght way, they choose not to follow it; hut the others are following more truly
the light they have.
The world is 100,000,000 years old. We are 60,000 years beyond the Cave Man.
We are what we are. We are the result of 100,000,000 years of effort on the part
of the universe to create and perfect a race of demigods. Is it any wonder that we
seem ridiculous to ourselves in our most serious moments?
It took two murders to reconcile J. B. Sneed and his wife; some people are
nght hard to reconcile.
Talking of jury duty, how would you like to be on the "dynamite jury"? They
have already heard 550 witnesses and the defence has just started. But the worst
is not yet. After the evidence is all in, there are the attorneys' arguments to be
The Turks have refused to give up Adriaaople. Well, the Bulgars will now
have to take it away from them.
Jack Johnson knew better than to come south of Chicago to try that mixture-of-races
Judge Archbald happens to be a Republican; his jury happens to be the other
way. He might as well resign. The Democrats need -the job for their own faithful,
That circle plan of operation of the Mexican federals would be a fine thing if
the rebels would stand still beside the railroad tracks after burning a bridge and
wait until the armored train had made the loop.
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Pay your pell tax; if you don't, your vote won't be worth any-more than that
of a Republican.
girl with dimples is always smiling-
He who hits the pipe must pay the
Anyway, a woman can keep secret
the mean things she know about
Cheer up' You 'don't have to .go
around looking for temptations to
, Not one man in a hundred has sense
enough to take care of money after
lie inherits it.
Give a girl a dollar and she will
spend 98 cents of it for a mesh purse
to carry the rest of it in.
Love is blind -especially if the
w oman in the case has more dollars
Most old bachelors are misunder
stood by women for which they
should be thankful.
(Atchison Globe )
One doesn't need an extensive vo
cabulary as much as something to say
It is hoped the waiter doesn't grow
as weary of waiting as his patron does.
It depends on whom one is waiting
for whether time drags so blamed
Foresight would be a greater insti
tution if less of it was devoted to see
ing evils that never will befall.
There is always a great deal to re
member; also, a great deal to forget,
and both of them are difficult pro
cesses. Ab Adkirs admits that his children
probably hav o been a great help to him
bv making him t'tk to his job better
man ne useo to in me cais or single
food, well chosen and balanced, and if he
' JOURS.U, ENTRIES.
Mules have no monopoly on con
trariness. It's a human failing that's
From the number of divorces these
days it is apparent '.hat Dan Cupid is
becoming a poor shot.
Some people seeni to live and work
on the theory that they should be
helped along at every turn.
Many men actually enjoy umpiring a
baseball game. There's scarcely any
need to say that they are fond of
It is extremely foolish for a man to
think that he is supreme at any one
thing. There are thousands of others
just as clever
From the primping and fixing that
most -women indulge in, it is safe to
say that they a-e not satisfied with
the work of nature.
, QUAKER. MEDITATION'S.
The ideal woman is simply one who
thinks you are the ideal man.
It is sometimes the part of wisdom to
avoid the hail fellow well met.
Many a fellow who is thrown on his
own resources falls back on those of
"You take the palm," remarked the
parent of the small boy who was ripe
'When a man boasts that he is his
own master it may be because nobody
else wants him
The man who is sorry he didn't do it
yesterday is the same fellow who is al
wavs going to do it tomorrow.
The extreme stiles in feminine attire
inspire a doubt as to whether women
have no sense df humor, or an abnormal
amount of it.
Fishing Affords Much Sport
Some Enjoy Patient Following of
the Trail. While Others
D y Frederic J. Haskin
ASHINGTOX, D. C. Dec 4.
While Gov. Wilson has not yet
announced himself as a disci
ple of Isaak Walton, fishermen still re
member the achievements of the last
Democratic leader, and president Cleve
land's views upon fishing matters were
regarded as final by true sportsmen.
While as a writer he is less vvide!y
known than one of the more recent
presidents, his book upon small f'sh
and the joys of the fisherman is re
garded as classic by those who love
to angle for piscatorial treasure in the
quiet, philosophical manner of a Wal
ton. Two Kinds of Sport.
There are two kinOs of fishing for
sport, each of which has its devotees,
although there are not a few men and
even women who find equal pleasure in
both. There Is the quiet, patient fol
lowing of a trail in unfrequented
streams and lakes for small fish which
call for skill and care in baiting and
sometimes almost infinite time in wait
in. The time of waiting and trailing
gives ample opportunity lor quiet med
itation and an appreciation of the
scenes surrounding. The true fisher
man is always a nature lover.
The other kind of fishing is not so
quiet and restful. It calls tor' vigorous
action and carries with it the spice of
daring, the allurement of adventure.
This is the fishing for big game fish
in the open 3ea which becomes more
popular each year with athletic, active
men. There are many organizations
devoted to sport fishing and their
activities not only afford pleasure to
their members but also materially add
to the scientific knowledge of
habits of fish as well as helping to
prevent their slaughter by improper
methods of capture.
One of the most important of the
large American fishing clubs is the
luna. club, of California, which has en
roled upon its membership such names
as Theodore Roosevelt, Giffort Pinchot,
Henry Van Dyke, Caspar Whitney and
the late Grover Cleveland This club
has reduced rod and reel fishing to an
exact science and has had great influ
ence in introducing light fishing tackle
as a sportsmanlike movement.
Catching Sea Ban.
There are specially designed launches
for game fishing and the angler is
usually accompanied by one or two
helpers. The stern of the boat is
equipped with two coi - srtable chair
seats, one fishing to the right and one
to the left. For sea bass, the angler
buckles on a belt which has a socket
in front to support his rod. He baits
his nook with a six pound white fish
or a piece of Albacore and tosses it out
into 40 feet of water. After a bite he
plays out 10 or 20 feet more line and
then strikes or pulls. If he hooks his
fish there is a sudden rush and the
boatman steers either to follow the
fish or keep? the angler stern to it un
til he brings it near enough the boat
to be taken by the gaff. If the fish
weighs above 208 pounds it is towed
into shore by the gaff alongside the
boat. If it is under 150 pounds it is
taken on deck. These sea bass aver
age over 250 pounds, but have been
known to weigh 800.
What many sportsmen consider the !
greatest game fish of this country is ,
the leaping tuna, which comes into Cat
alina Bay in June and remains until
August. This fish has been known to
tow a boat for 30 miles. The white sea
bass is another fish requiring skill to !
land, and the Tuna club oifers valuable '
I prizes to encourage anglers to use light
rods In its capture. The ciud record
for this fish is 60 pounds but, in the
Gulf of California, white sea bass have
been taken weighing 150 pounds.
A peculiar fish that appeals to many
sportsmen is the ocean sunfish. which
is found in temperate waters all over
the world. It does not take bait well
and generally is speared, but some
times is hooked from the side of a
gasoline launch by a gaff and towed
into shore. To do this is a great feat.
This fish is taken off the middle At
lantic as well as off the Florida coasts
and in Southern Calirornia waters it
has been known to weigh 2200 pounds.
A man who captured one weighing half
a ton had an exciting time towing it
into shore, where it measured teneet
in height. This fish is most extra
ordinary In armearanee. It has no ap
preciable tail, but seems all head with
two large fins pointing up and down.
Its skin is used as sandpaper and its
muscles as a substitute for rubber in
the center of golf balls
Squid Fishing Is Dangerous.
The taking of a giant squid is suffi
ciently exciting sport to satisfy the
most venturesome man. These monsters
sometimes measure 50 feet in length.
The body is barrel shaped with an ar
row shaped tall. It weighs a ton or
more. Around its head are ten arms
provided with sucker like devices which
enable it to seize tta. prey easily. It
has a parrot like beak and is provided
with a good sized, bag filled with an
inky fluid which it discharges at its
enemies, thereby clouding the water
and making good its escape. Squid
hunting is not a popular sport, as there
are few men intrepid enough to enjoy
trying to capture a monster possessing
10 arms, each of which is strong enough
to take a man from a boat and drown
him. One of these creatures has been
known to throw Its arms around a
boat and overturn it. Small squid are
found in most parts of the world and
they are excellent bait for a few kinds
Almost as formidable as the squid in
appearance, but much less dangerous,
is the California octopus, with its eight
radiating arms and its great flabby
body which sometimes measures 20 feet
across. They are not likely to attack
anyone except in self defence and even
then they are comparatively harmless
excepting to frighten the unwary by
their terrifying appearance. The larger
varieties of these fish supply the cuttle
bone which is placed in the cage for
Woman Angler Get Prire.
There are many women who are en
thusiastic anglers and one of the first
prizes awarded this year in a country
wide fishing contest was given to a
woman physician who is in the habit
of devoting her vacation to fishing. Her
prize catch was a great northern pike,
caught in Lake Mary. Minnesota. It
was 41 inches in length and weighed
16 1-2 oounds. She also caught a 12
-and a 14 pounder during the same sea
son. Her husband, who accompanied
her. landed over 45 pounds of wall-eyed
pike from the same boat in one morn
ing. The real trout season begins in June
and in this sunny month the speckled
beautv seems In a more receptive mood
after his long freedom from the activ
ity of the fisherman's fly. The wise
trout fisher matches as nearly as pos
sible the particular insect which seems
most prevalent over the surface of
the water at the time he is fishing.
This may change from one day to an
other, or ven from one hour to an
other in the same day. Sometimes it is
the white r.-.iller which seems to make
the trout leap highest from the water,
while, perhaps a little later, it will be a
jet black insect wmch attracts his at
tention The good trout fisher is al
ways prepared with a collection of
flies more precious to him than a so
ciety woman's jewels.
Women anglers frequently enjoy
trout fishing and a number of them
have been ingenious enough to manu
facture their own flies. In fact, most
of the finest flies have been made by
rnne firh enthusiast who, by long ob
servation and experience, had learned
to know the appearance of the insect
most alluring to the timid trout
Tomorrow: The Federal Council of
Mrs. Tipton Bud's niece an' her hus
band have finally split up. She gits th'
custody o' th' children an th' lawyers
j-it th' auto. Th' temntation t' write too
much seems f be even greater'n talkin'
By GEORGE FITCH,
Author of "At Good Old hlwa.h."
AW AiSTEPAFER basket is a sarco
phagus for ideas. Ideas are sup
posed to proceed from mind to
mind, but about three quarters of them
proceed from typewriter to waste-basket
by the quickest route. v
"The wastepaper basket is one of the
most important parts of the modern of
fice equipment, and it does a large share
of. the work of the office. It is alwavs
ready and always patient. The boss
may only read the first line of a three
page letter, hut the wastepaper basket
will take it all and hold it patiently un
til relieied at. night. The ordinary
wastepaper basket begins the morning
on an empty stomach, but bv night is so
full of politicians' cards, applications for
positions, gold mine circulars, book ad
vertisements, noble offers to sell Drice
less preferred stocky and miscellaneous
literature that it aches in the ribs.
Since the typewriter, the mimeograph
and the printing pres3 have become
great, the wastenapcr basket has had to
be enlargett to many times its former
eapaeity. One hundred years ago a two
quart wastepaper basket would have ac
commodated the president of these
United States for a week. Todav a five
gallon basket doesn't last him 20 min
utes. There ought to be some way of
spring mnl carriers bv depositing per-
"Enlarged to many times its former
sonal wastepaper baskets at each post-
tation of thousands of tons of circulars J
and undesired advice and would make us J
a happier and more useful nation.
The wastepaper basket produces fuel
for the furnace and old paper for the
mills. But the cost of producing this
material is staggering. It takes $1745
in stamps alone to fill a wastepaper
basket. There are hundreds of people
who write exclusively for the wastepaper
baskets of this nation and who devote all
their time OT it
Ffr iwrnrtr Tl?nr WMcli '
is written for the stage a hundred are j
written for the wastepaper basket, and
the basket of a great and haughty pro-
". --"J l-"V -
ducer will contain in one load the labor
of 50 men for six months.
There ought to be some way of boiling
wastepaper baskets and of reducing their
contents to condensed and useful ideas.
Full manv a rose is born to blush uni
seen and full manv an idea which might
have reduced the co3t of living or tickled
a nation has dived, undiscovered, into
some overworked and unappreciative
wastepaper basket. If we were president
we would recommend a law lor the con
servation of wastepaper basket contents.
Copyrighted by George Matthew
Dy Walt Mason.
When counted were the recent votes
we found (and were dismayed) that
57,000 goats were stolen, lost or strayed.
And some who lost their treasured goats
were grouchy, sad and sore; dire threats
came smoking from their throats, they
pawed the ground and swore. "Wo were
the victims of a clique, a faction or a
ring, but we'll get even yet," they
shriek; "we'll grind our knives, bj- jing.
and when the traitors, villains, knaves,
themselves for office strive, their goats
will fill dishonored graves, as sure as
we're alive!" The also rans who talk
like this but fill their friends with
aches : for folks don't make a hit who
hiss like locoed garter snakes. Some
olher losers go around as though they
felt relief, andlrom their lips there
comes no sound of mourning or of grief.
''Our goats are gone, so let them go!"
exclaim these dauntless men; "but when
we have the time, you know, we'll round
them up again! Some other day the
peoples votes in our bclialt may lall;
then will come back our wand'ring goats,
with whiskers, horns and all!" The
people mark the joyous sport, and on
tome future dav when he their influence
shall court, their votes will come his
way. Copyright, 1912, by Georgfc Mat
SNEED VERDICT REACHED
ON THE SECON1J BALLOT.
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec 4. It has
been learned that the "verdict of ac
quittal returned in the cage of John
Beal Sneed, accused of murder in con
nection with the killing of A. G Boy e
sr was reai hed on the second ballot
On the first ballot it is said 11 jurois
voted for acauittaJ ajod one for conviction.
By Victor Pctrovitch.
HAVE told you, Ivan, that I do
not love you." "Vera made the
"Then you love somebody else,"
flashed Ivan Turgoff angrily. "It is
Slavinski who has won your heart!
You cannot deny it!"
The girl blushed.
"You turn away from me. an honest
man, and give your love to one who Is
a spy and a coward, an enemy of our
society and an agent of the police,"
Vera straightened proudly and said:
"I confess that I love him and I am
proud of it. Perhaps the love of a
woman may lead him back to the paths
There was a moment of silence.
"And have you realized," said Iran
at last, "what your marriage to him
will mean? You will never have an
hour's peace, for an order may come at
any moment from the headquarters of
our society which will put an end to
his life." , ,, .
"You think they will murder him?
she aked. with a shudder.
"Yes. I am not allowed to say any
more. My lips are sealed. So far we
have no proof against him, but sooner
or later he will be found out and then
he is doomed. And you think of marry
"Yes," she said firmly. "I will stand
bv him and share his peril."
Ivan turned and left the house. He
went to a dingy residence in the Latin
quarter. Here he whispered a password
at the door and entered a room dimly
illuminated by a single gas jet. Half a
dozen men were smoking and talking
together in low voices.
Ivan sat down on a chair and the
men next to him asked in a whisper:
"Did you hear about the latest re
port'" "What do you mean'" asked Ivan.
"I mean the report of the committee
which was appointed to investigate the
case of Michael Lestroff. who is now
on his way to Siberia. You know, we
had some difficulty is discovering who
"Well, it was Petroff Slavinski."
Slowly the room filled with people
and a tall, white-bearded man, the
president of the secret court, sat down
at the end of a table and began to read
from a document.
"The Brotherhood of the Black Seal,
he said, "has at last discovered that
,, kIih who hetraved our comrade.
' Lestroff, was no other but Petroff Sla
vinski. It is our duty to iry me irauui.
Call the witnesses." '
The witnesses told what they knew,
and the faces around the table grew
dark. Finally the votes were cast, and
Slavinski was found guilty,
i The judge then arose to pronounce
This branch or the Brotherhood of
the Black Seal," he said, "sentences
Petroff Slavinski to death, the execu
tioner of the sentence to be chosen by
the drawing of lota, as usual."
Turgoff listened with beating heart.
Suppose he was chosen to kill ,his
rival? He felt he could not do It, no
matter how he hated the man.
Five minntes later he breathed easier,
for the terrible task had fallen to an
other. Slavinski was to be killed the
Ivan's first thousht was of Vera. He
thought he could hear her sobs as she
heard the dreadful news. Perhaps the
blow would kill her, for women love
deeply. . .,
He tried to smother these gentler
ro.iimx hut his trood heart conquered.
t Vera's l'over must be saved, if it were
wltnin nis power.
He knew that Loris Bobrikoff. who
was to carry out the execution, could
not start before midnight, and it was
then only half past 11. Ivan drove
quickly to Slavinski's house. All the
lights were out. Slavinski mnst have
gone to bed.
There was a ladder leaning against
the wall and, mounting this, Ivan en
tered the house through an open win
dow As luck would have it. it was Sla
vinski's bedroom. The man was sleep
ing as peacefully as a child. He touched
Slavinski's shoulder and he awoke with
a start. . . , , .
"Who are you?" fried SlavinskL
Then he recognized the man he had
wronged so deeply. Pale as death, he
Ivan Turgon: oo you imve iumiu
me at last! Have you coma to kill me?"j
i have jcome to -save you." saiff
Ivan. "But you must nurry. lime is
"What do you mean? What brings
you here at this hour?"
In as few words as possible, Ivan ex
plained the situation to him.
"The executioner may he at yonr door
even now. I have come to warn you
and save you. If it is possible."
Slavinski dressed nurneaiy ana ran
in the door.
..ZiW.- .. !-"
i uure tc j vu tv," -
am irnlntr to mv nephew's house.
Wo ttrill rlvc me shelter tonight. To
morrow 1 leave for England, where 1
shall be safe, thanks to your warning. "
Ivan nodded and Slavinski left the
room A moment later he slammed the
outside door behind him.
Turgoff drew a sigh of relief. He
turned to leave the apartment, but a
face apeared in the window. It was
Loris Bobrikoff, who had mounted the
"You. Turgoff!" he cried. "What are
you doing here?"
His eyes fell on the empty bed and
he understood everything.
"Traitor!" he hissed. "You have
warned him and helped him to escape.
Perhaps you have also helped to be
"I admit that I helped him to get
away." said Turgoff calmly. "But I
had nothing to do with Lestrofrs ar
rest and I am no traitor to the brother
hood. I helped this rascal to escape be
cause his life was dear to a woman I
love higher than my life. I would be
proud to do the same thing over
"You lie'" cried Bobrikoff, "and as I
am too late to kill one traitor, I will
kill the other "" .,.....
,A knife glistened in the light and
Ivan Turgoff fell mortally wounded.
His slayer looked at him contempt
nnmir and left the room.
He who had fought so hard for the
woman he loved, was dying. Blood was
rushing from the wourid as he crawled
towards the table and picked up Vera's.
portrait. . ...
"Vera," he cried "era. mv beloved.
T die in the hope that we will meet in
the next world."
And the lips of the picture seemed to
whisper' "I will come"
Some mav sing of far-off Islands
Washed by waves of scented seas.
Where the sp'-ing-time ever lingers
And the winds weave melodies.
Where, from out the purple ocean.
Ride proud argent Argosies,
But t me give sunnv Texas.
Kissed by sea and shower and breeze
'TIs a land of health and promise.
Land of sons-crowned summer das.
Where by night the moon-drenched
List the mockingbird's soft praise.
Fairer than all flights of fancy
Are its dear, familiar ways.
Blooming Mays and gold Octobers,
Gleaming through a mellow haze.
Mrs. Aline T. Michaelis.
Powell Roberts, who has been in
rougla- in charge of the Mexican se
cret service force has returnel ,,nJ is
now connected with the El 'io i e
cret service of the Mexican govcrninnt.
Little White Christmas Lies
Women Are Accused of Telling Them
More Than Mee Ydvlce
to the Lovelorn.
By Beatrice Fairfax
"There is no playing fast and loose
with the truth, in any game, without
growing the worse for it. Little
THE flakes that fall in the Christ
mas snow are beyond any man s
power of calculation, and the
counting of the little white lies that
fall at this season would prove as
great a task.
There seems to be an accepted the
ory, born in the brain of some one
whose highest ambition is to be agree
able, that no one at Christmas time
must speak the truth. The lies are
so little, and so very, very white, and
are sent out in such a spirit of agree
ableness, that the strictest moralists
finds no fault with them.
On the contrary, she takes the little
white lie with her when she bus her
gift, uses it in writing the card that
goes with it, and works it overtime
in her acknowledgement of the gift
she receives in return.
I say "she." for the reason that men
are not so addicted to the Christmas
habit. Neither are men given to tell
ing little white lies. When a man tells
a lie. he tells a big black one and
makes it count
When a woman makes out her
Christmas list the little white lie of
what she calls "Necessity" compels her
to put names on her list that are not
there in any spirit of love. They are
there for the same reason that the
name of the grocer or the butcher
appears in her monthly accounts.
She takes the little white lie with
her when she buys, and under its in
fluence she buys a costly gift for the
friend who doesn't need it, and a
senseless little shabby make shift for
the friend whose needs are great.
The little white He directs her pen
when she writes "with love" on her
Christmas cards, though no love at
tends, and the little white He leaps to
the Up of her tongue and serves as a
sentinel to keep back the truth, when
she expresses thanks for the gift she
"We must keep our friends," argue
the little white lies, "and we cannot
keep them by telling the truth at
Can't we? Let's try it. Let us make
out a Christmas list that carries no
name written there in a spirit of policy
or indebtedness. Let us be honest at
Christmas just once
Let us prune1 and trim and cut down
that list till it holds only the names of
those we sincerely love.
Let us spend most on the poor, and
not add to the burdens of the wealthy.
Let us write no Christmas sentiment
that the heart and the head fail to in
dorse. )OU MUST NOT SEE
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am IS years of age and am con
sidered pretty. Some time ago I was
introduced to a young man about eight
years my senior, who later, told rao
that he loved me dearly.
Being of different religions, I was
positive that my parents would not
permit me to go with him, and, not
waning to part, we have met secretly.
But now, after keeping company for
almost six months, he has asked me
to elope with him. but. before con
senting, I write to you asking for ad
vice, by which I intend to abide.
I do not like this young man. You
J are only
is: ne is eight years your
senior, and for six months he has
been meeting you secretly and now
wants you to elope!
My dear girl, if he loved you in the
right way he would never ask you to
do this. You must never see him
again. You must let your parents de
cide for you in all matters for at least
five years to come.
IN WHAT WAYt
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am 23 years old and engaged to a
young man the same age. My mother
does not like him and said I must give
him up. She will not let him call on
me or let me go out with him. I love
him. He is very kind to me. I cannot
see how I am going to give him up.
My mother thinks I can do better and
that is her only reason. W. R. C
If your mother thinks you can do
better in a financial way. cling to
your young man. Love has a way of
amounting to more in the end than
If her objections are to his morals,
she should make them known to the
young man that he may disprove the
charges, or make some improvement.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
Is it proper for a girl to kiss a
young man whom she has known for
about a year and who has taken her
out to many places of amusement dur
ing that time- Since lately he has
asked me to kiss him when he takes
me home. R. H.
Do you love him? Does he love
you? Is it the belief of each of you
that you will never love any one else?
If so, kiss him, of course.
YOU WERE THE OFFENDER,
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I have known a young man for a
good many years. In fact, we played
together as children. He came to see
me very often and also took me out.
About two months ago I heard he said
something I did not like and I asked
him about it. He denied it, but gave
his denial in a peculiar way, so I told
him I doubted his word.
I know he loves me as well as I do
him, but we are both stubborn and
won't advance any. Undecided.
You doubted his word and for no
other reason, than your suspicious
' nature. You owe him an apology I
hope you will be fair enough to make
it But I beg of you that, having
eaten your just due of humble pie.
you do not make it a regular diet That
is woman's most fatal mistake.
A MATTER OF TASTE.
Dear Miss Fairfax.
I am a young man of 20. and I kept
company for two years with a girl the
satne age and was engaged Three
months after our engagement we
parted Do vou think I ought to send
back a pin she gave "ne? She has one
of m silver mesh bags. F R
There are many young men in jour
circumstances who don't want their
gifts back. That is largely a matter
of taste, and a question for the ladv to
decide Unless she takes the initiative
bv asking for a return of gifts you
can do nothing Such a request " on
the part of the man, however justified
he 'may be in making it. smacks of
14 Years Ago To day
From The Herald Thin Date ISO.s.
The board of health met this arter
noon at the ofice of the president, Dr
William Anderson, of the G. H. left
over that line today for San Antonio on
a business trip.
El Paso is in need of a union depot;
most of the depots are anything but a
credit to the city
Assistant United States district at
torney Bedford Sharp was a passenger
en the incoming G. H this morning
Ft BIKs has quarantined against Ei
Paso and Juarez and the corqmanu.int
has ordered that all persons, both civil
Those Whfj Do Things
They Generally Do Not Hare Time
to Think: They Aef, and
By Winifred Black
ERE S look'ng at jou, Mr. Brown,
The poor, crazv man, with his
bag of dynamite, scared them all half
to death, didn't he' All but ou: yo i
weren't sacred, you were too busy to
remembci to be anji.i.ng like lau
The eras man went to tue city hall
and police station of Los Angeles and
told the people there that he had
brought a bag of dvnamite with him
and that he intended to blow the whole
place into what he called "Kingdom
Come" when he got what he consid
ered "good and ready."
And then. Mr. Brown walked into
the room where the crazy man was.
"Whats the trouble here" said Mr.
Brown. "Oh, jes, I see Why doesn't
somebody take it away from him?" and
Mr. Brown walked up- to the craay
man and grabbed the bag of dynamite.
Here's looking at jou. Mr. Brown.
of California. You did what you did
for the same reason that the rest of
the men didn't do it. Because jou are
made that way. Scared? Of coarse,
you were not scared, you never
thought of that, you didn't have time:
there was something to do and you
did it; that's the way men like you
They never have time to be scared
or they aren't quick witted enough to
I know a man who was promoted
for bravery on the field of battle. Ho
insists that it was all a foolish mis
take. "They sent me tc let down some
bars for the cavalry." he says, when
you ask him about it. "and I went. I
ran into a regular wasps' nest down
the field and when I came back they
said it wasn't wasps it was bullets
and they promoted me. Perfectly
ridiculous. I just thought it was wasps
all the time."
That's just it. Mr. Brown, of Cali
fornia, your kind never does know,
never does think; there ian't time.
You're busy thinking of other people;
the other kind of man is busy think
ing about himself. "What shall I do?
How shall I get ont?" is the refrain of
"That rock mav fall on me." shivers
the coward. "Whj, it's falling now.
I do believe," and away he runs to
"That rock is dangerous to- all who
pass this way," says the Brown, of
California kind, and- he stops and
mends the road and makes it safe for
those who come behind him.
"No man shall get the drop on me,"
mutters the coward, and he carries a
pistol day and night. The brave man
walks unarmed in all kinds of fateful
places. He hasn't time to think of be-'
ing frightened, he's too busy.
The woman who jumped into tho
river to save a baby last week in Kan
sas wasn't brave. She says so her
self, and she ought to know. She just
thought more quickly tnan the utners,
that's all. )
The man who stands up against hi3
whole community doesn't do -it to be
brave: he does it to be right and rtevef
thinks of doing anything else. That
isn't the way he's made.
Dogs Painlessly Krfttd
City TJses an Acid That Ends Their
Lives Without Much.
During the past year about 80 dogs
have been humanely put to death at
the El Paso city pound, and, during the
previous 12 months, aboat 7S6 were
There is some question as to the most
humane way of killing dogs and Dr. T.
A. Bray, president of the El Paso Hu
mane society, thinks that the use of
hydrocyanic acid is the most humane.
Speaking of the various methods, Dr
Bray says: "The method that we use
here is, to my mind, the most humane
An attendant opens the mouth of a.
dog and drops the poison in. Within 30
seconds the dog is dead. The acid ar
rests the heart and nerve action simul-'
taneousiy. Some dogs die within IS
seconds after the poison is put in their
mouths. Larger dogs sometimes re
quire as much as two teaspoonfuls, buc
the smaller ones are given a dose of
only half a teaspoonfuL
"There are many methods in vogue
for the humane killing of dogs and the
latest is electricity. However, I doubt
if there is anything that will act more
quickly than this acid Gas is some
times used, but that causes suffocation
and is therefore at times painful. At
the time the 1 Paso Humane societv
took over this work for the city, it ha-1
been the custom of killing dogs in Et
"The Inre-e tank wacon used hv th
city sanitary department was covered
with damp sacks and sulphur was
burned in the tank. The sacks pre
vented the escape of the fumes. When
the death chamber became filled with,
the fumes, the dogs were placed in it
They were killed, bat the method was
not humane, because sulphur causes
suffocation and acts as a corrosive on
"Hydrocyanic acid is not good for
killing horses, nor is chloroform. The
best method for getting rid of disabled
horses is to shoot them. They may
recover from chloroform after having
suffered, for chloroform causes suffo
cation.' It is a mistaken idea that a
death caused br chloroform is pain
less. "If a horse is properly shot, the bul
let will penetrate the brain and cause
instant death. However, the bulle
must be well directed in order that it
will r.t miss the brain and inflict a
painful and not fatal wound below the
brain If a person attempting to kill a
horse will draw a cross from the ears to
the eyes and then shoot in the center
of that cross the ball will strike the
ians and soldiers, be vaccinated.
Walter Earhardt. of this city, who
is making a trip around the world, is
now in Yokahama. Japan Mr Ear
hardt reports fine weather and a fine
Dr W M. 'iandell. who has been ap
pointed by the city council to assist
the city phvsician, announced this
morning that there were 39 cases of
smallpox in the city
A large audience attended the city
park benefit entertainment Saturoai
night. All those taking part did ver.'
well, but it was not hard to pick out
Julius Krakauer as the best one m
the cast. He shared with Mrs. Greig
the honors of the evening
The city council met this morning in
special session to count the vote of the
city for the issuance of bonds and for
the purpose of looking into the small
pox situation The following alderman
and mayor answered to the roll call
Mayor Magoffin, aldermen McDuffle,
Badger. Brunner, Burton and Scott Al
derman Badger made a motion that tne
ballot of the city of November 30 m
regard to the issuance of several clasa
of bonds be recognized as official
Tonight the kirmess for the benefit
of the public library will be given at
the opera house Those who will take
pirt in the last of characters are as
follows Miss Lucy Kneeland. Miss
Ethel CaUin. 'W illiam Marr, Gertruno
Windsor The first scene Is upon the
village green; the peasants are: Misses
Josie Marr, lice Maple, Ollte Lock
hart. Clara Mundv . Messrs Wm. Man.
I Frank Hughes Lewis lvis Herber
Bishop Ernest Hughes. Tom DavIs an
Kddie Bemen The do lble quarte.
i w ill be made up of Mrs V T" Howe.
Mrs k k Baker Mrs I F V. llllams.
Miss Ei'elU J.ns M rs Parker,
Beach Raker and Slater.