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LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED.
IL-D. Slater, Editor-in-Chief ana controlling owner has directea The Herald for 14 Years;
G. A. Martin is News Editor.
Tuesday, December Tenth, 1912.
IT COSTS 7,000,000,000 to get to the consumer 56,000,000,000 worth of farm
products each year. To reduce it to figures we can understand, for every $1
the producer receives, the consumer pays $2.17; for every $6 worth of farm
products shipped to market by the producer, $13 is paid by the ultimate consumer.
Where does the rest -of the money go? Most people, at first thought, will say
"The railroads get it" The truth is that with farm products, almost without
exception, the bulk of what the consumer finally pays goes really to middlemen,
the buyer, jobber, and retailer, and to pay the cost of haulage and handling.
B. F. Yoakum, chairman of the Frisco railroad system, whd has the most re
markable gift of making statistics popularly interesting, has taken the time to
trace from farm to consumer some staple products of the soil. He has constructed
a. table showing, for example, what became of the money paid by consumers for
a. carload of watermelons shipped 600 miles into the St Paul market The car
contained 1050 melons. The farmer received $52.50, the ultimate consumer paid
$630. The farmer received 5c each; the ultimate consumer paid 60c each. Some
where in between, $577-50 was added to the $52.50 that the farmer received. The
farmer put in his time planting, cultivating, and picking the melons, then put two
teams on the work and spent a whole day of himself, his two teams, and hi
helpers, hauling and loading the melons on the car. Yet the farmer received only
Sc out of every dollar which the consumer finally paid. Now comes the real
The railroad received $75 for hauling the melons to market, which accounts
for 12c, oat of each dollar of the retail price. The jobber or commission man!
(called the buyer in trade parlance) who paid the farmer $52.50, received S240 for
his "share" or 38c out of every dollar paid by the consumer. The retailer received
$262.50, or 42c out of every dollar paid by the ultimate consumer; out of what
they received the jobber and retailer of course had to pay a share of all their
own expenses of conducting business, including loss, waste, spoilage, hauling and
delivery, their own rent and "overhead" expense or general store cost, and make
their own profits.
Thus it appears that, while the farmer received about 5c for each melon, the
railroad received 7c, the wholesaler 23c, and the retailer 25a Or, to state it in
reverse order, when the consumer paid 60c for a melon, he was really paying 25c to
the retailer, 23c to the wholesaler, 7c to the 'railroad, and 5c to the farmer who
grew the melon and put it on the railroad car.
A similar table might" be worked oat for all farm products, including grain,
fruit, vegetables, livestock, poultry, creamery products, and all the other com
modities of human use and consumption that are taken oS the soil. In the case
of the great staple necessaries of lifejtie original grower receives proportionately
more, and in the case of the luxuries and semi-luxuries having only a short season
amid conditions highly competitive, the grower receives proportionately less.
It is quickly seen that the freight rate on railroads is not the chief concern
of the public or the farmer; nor is the rate of productiveness of farms per acre
the chief concern. The great question is really one of marketing. Either there is
too much profit or too much waste, in the various processes of exchange, the
handling and rehasdling by numerous middlemen and storage and transportation
people befoere tie consumer can have laid on his table the product of the distant
farm. Generally speaking, it costs more to deliver a parcel of goods from the
retail store to the customer's house or place of business, than it cost originally to
transport that same lot of goods from the point of original shipment to the point
The first thing necessary, if we are substantially to reduce the cost of living,
is to study the whole marketing problem, the whole question of middlemen, in the
light of what has been accomplished in progressive countries and communities.
The next thing is for the growers and the consumers to organize effectually, each
group to protect its own interests. It is as wrong to denounce the middlemen
without discrimination, as it is to denounce the railroads without discrimination.
The middlemen play a very necessary part They are entitled to a fair share of
the final retail price. The consumer must, in the nature of things, pay-all the costs
and all the profits up to his door. But there is good reason to believe that through
better management and more efficient organization, based on earnest study, a great
deal of waste may be eliminated, without reducing the legitimate profits of any
party to the transaction.
The national government ought to devote adequate money and effort to help
ing to solve this important problem. The tariff, freight rates, ordinary taxe3 of
all kinds, fadeinto insignificance beside this problem of distribution. Local taxes
on the average are twice as heavy as national and state taxes combined; but the
single item, of difference between the cost of farm production and tie. price paid
by tie consumer for tie same (unmanufactured) farm products, amounts to five
times tie local taxes, or more than double tie sum of all taxes including tie tariff.
When we begin to figure the similar but even greater burden imposed in connec
tion witi all manufactured goods, it is plain tiat tie 5c per day paid by tie
average citizen for railroad freight charges, the 2c per day paid by the
average citizen for railroad passenger transportation, tie lc per day paid by the
average citizen in tariff taxes, all combined look pretty small compared witi tie
20c per day tiat tie average citizen pays as benus on tie unmanufactured
products of tie farm.
YELL for Texas, but don't overlook the fact tiat in some ways otier soutiern
states are getting aiead of us. Texas does not manufacture more tian tie
very smallest proportion of wiat sie produces or of what she consumes.
Texas is exceedingly backward in manufacturing in 'all lines. For example, Texas
produces 4,000,000 bales of cotton a year, of which the factories in tie state utilize
but 40,000 bales. By way of contrast North Carolina produces 700,000 bales and
manufactures it alL Soutb Carolina produces 1,000,000 bales, and manufactures
two-tiirds of it Georgia produces 1,750,000 bales a year, and manufactures one
third of it Alabama produces 1,250,000 bales, and manufactures one-fourti of it
Texas produces 4,000,000 bales, and manufactures only l-100tb part of it Tie
same story can be told of most of tie raw materials of the Great Soutiwest not
only of Texas, but of New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico. The great work
before us is to establish more factories and work ur our raw materials into
products of higher value for home consumption and export
Many a man has discharged a duty
he didn't know was loaded.
A small boy's definition of appetite
is something to get hungry with.
It's hard to make a pretty cirl un
derstand why we shouldn't Judge by
It is quite possible to give a man a
line of back talk without talking
about him behind his back.
About the time a man gets so old lie
has nothing to look forward to he be
gins to get some foresight. .
The average young man never be
gins to think seriously about marriage
until he has been married two or three
"A woman is a. paradox." remarked
the Cynical Bach aid. 'Women are
called the fair sex TWoomou they are
It is easier to make a cat purr than
to make it catch mice.
Everjone is hoping he won't turn out
to be a Puddenhead Wilson.
Don't let the fact that you can't take
it with you interfere with your thrift.
If you feel ou have a Hard Life, re
member jou aren't alone in that gam".
Happiness isn't entirely a matter of
money, although the bankrupt may not
One of the most amusing things in
the world is a fat man trying to tiptoe
across a floor.
E ery man can produce some evidence j
tj show tnat a woman naa ratner
starve than cook.
Furs continue to be the Dun's and
Tt-adstreet's women use in establishing
t" financial rajinc of their sisters.
A girl with dimples is always smil
ing Every campaign furnishes a new
crop of fool letters.
Some men are so sure of success that
failnre is inevitable.
Some women are known by the hus
bands they support.
A gossip is a woman who tells all
she knows and then some.
And every man admits to himself
that he is either clever or good look
A foolish girl makes .a husband out
of her lover; a wise one makes a
lover out of her husband.
Of course, you wouldn't get so angry
talking politics if the other fellow had
any sense or reason.
The man with the big muscles always
lets you know about it.
Young men love to smoke in public,
old men in solitude.
Before marriage the man docs all
the talking, after marriage, the woman.
What would society be without the
The only way to hurt a man's feel
ings is to injure his pocketbook.
A smile can cover up a multitude of
Putting off the inevitable only adds
to your worries.
Any number of silent people are
wrongufully judged to be wise.
Beautiful women would be more at
traome if so many of them did not
Know the; -were that waj
Aliens Are Big Problem
Belknn War May Decrease the
Number of Arrivals From
By Frederic J. HasKin
BYTASHKGTON. D. C, Dec. 10.
V No "more important or far-
reaching question confronts
the American people today than the
problem of our present immigration.
Each year approximately a million
aliens aliens in speech, aliens in cus
toms, aliens in ideals, thoigh kindred
in desire for opportunity to better their
conditions. -kindred in craving for free
dom, and kindred in the possession of
the spirit of ambition swarm to our
Guided into proper channels, sur
rounded by proper influences, this alien
horde may be transformed into good
American citizens and made to consti
tute a great political and economic as
set to the nation. Fused into our na
tional life in the melting pot of Ameri
canization, and in the process of leav
ing behind the dross of old world ways,
it mav hecome nart and nareel of mr
body politic, devoted to American tra
ditions, espousing our ideals, and filled
with our own best aspirations.
Now Prefer to Colonize.
On the other hand, left to form it
self into colonies which come into con
tact only with the worst element of
our native population, removed from
the better influences of our national
life, never learning our language,
never adopting our customs, never
sensing our ideals, and never catching
the spirit of our civilization, it might
become a permanent source of danger
to our political well being and a men
ace to the very life of the nation. The
character of our immigration has
changed. Formerly it came from north
western Europe, and readily fused it
self into our national life: today it
comes largely from southern and east
ern Europe, and it holds itself aloof,
preferring to colonize rather than 10
be assimilated. .
How to overcome this tendency to
ward permanent separation is the great
problem of American immigration. It
is largely this phase of the question
which occupied the attention of 'he
United States immigration commiss'on
during its four -.ears of investigation.
It will probably constitute the subject
of important legislation during the
Backward in CKizeuMhip.
Americanization is not taking place
as rapidly as was hoped, so far as the
immigrant from southern and eastern
Europe is concerned. Uncle Sam long
ago said that the alien might become
a citizen in five years, and the immi
grant from northwestern Europe usu
ally goes after his citizenshiD nafters
as soon as the time limit has expired.
But not so with the immigrant from
southern and eastern Europe. Precious
little he cares about naturalization
laws. To begin with, he .'oes not come
to America to stay. He ants to make
money and then go back home to live
in comparative affluence. And two
fifths of those who cojne do go back
home. They barely- exist while here
and when they return home they have
money tfnough to make them Morgans
and Rockefellers in their native vil
lages. But of those who stay, a sur
prisingly large .number, care nothing
for citizenship. Statistics show that
fullv a third of those who have been
here the necessary five years fail to
take out citizenship papers.
Factor in InduKtricfl .Life.
But, although the immigrant consti
tutes the great American problem, he
is also a great American asset. The
inquiries of the immigration commis
sion show what a tremendous factor
he is and has been in our industrial
life. In the iron and steel industries
heand his children contribute seven
tenths of labor. In the slaughtering
and meat packing industry they give
three-fourths of the labor required.
They do 70 percent or the work in the
bituminous coal mines, and nearly
three-fifths of that of the glass fac
tories. Seven-eighths of the labor in
woolen and worsted manufacturing is
comriDutea oy tne immigrant and nts
children, and they produce nearly four
fifths of our silk goods, nearly nine
tenths of the cotton goods and nearly
nineteen-twentieths of the men's and
women's clothing of the country. They
make more than half of America's
shoes, nearly four-fifths of its furni
ture. Half of the labor in making our
collars, suffs and shirts is contributed
by them, and five-sixths of the work
in the leather industry is placed to
their credit. Thev make- half of our
gloves, refine nearly nine-tenths of our
oil. and nearly nineteen-twentieths of
our sugar. Also they manufacture
nearly half our our tobacco and cigars.
Balkan "War May Stop Influx.
There is room for considerable specu
lation as to what the effect of the war
between the Balkan states and Tur
key will be on the immigration of the
immediate future. During the last de
cade we received nearly 500.000 immi
grants from the countries affected,
216,000 coming from Greece alone. Will
the decimation of the population
through the present war and the ex
pansion of the territory of the. several
countries through the conquest of the
allies result in a shifting of the tide
of immigration from southern Kurope
to this new field? One may discover
in the immigration figures for the
years following the conclusion of the
several European wars of the last half
century a falling off of immigration
in general and of that from affected
territory in particular.
It was not until after 1840 that our
immigration gave even a hint of as
suming its present proportions. In that
year it was still below the 100.00
mark. But by 1850. beckoned hither
by the great expansion of the opening
middle west, its numbers were swelled
to 369,000 in a single year. Then came
the panic of 1857 and an era of depres
sion before and after that saw the fig
ures fall from 427.000 in 1854 to 118.000,
in 1S59. It began to recover in I860,
but in the two years that followed it
fell to a point as low as that of the
early '40s. Then it began to recover
again, and by the end of the war
reached 250.000 annually. By 1S72 it
gassed the 400,000 mark again, but the
ard times of the middle '70s forced
the figures down from 457,000 in 1875
to 138,000 in 1878. By 1880 the stream
had reached its high mark again, and
then set a new record in 1S82. with
7S8.000. Then it fell off to 338,000 in
1886, rising again to 623,000 in 1892.
and once more falling to 229.000 in
1898. Then it rose again by leaps and
bounds until it touched the 1.006.000
mark in 1905. The panic of 1907 forced
it down a half million, but in 1910 it
recovered one-half of this loss. In 1911
it slipped back another quarter of a
million, standing then at 878,000.
Better Economic Condition.
All of this proves that the real im
pelling motive of the immigrant who
comes to America Is to better his eco
We know from our own exprelence
how much bigger a salary' of $100 a
month looks to the man in the rural
districts than to his brother who gets
it In the city. To the former it may
appear to be all that a man could reas
onably desire: to the latter it does not
begin to get him the ttiings he got
before he came to the city. When the
Eeople of southern and eastern Europe
ear of wages of $1.50 a day It sounds
great. We are told that in the Balkan
states 50 percent of the people suffer
from want of food in winter. Some see
here a permanent home, but more see
an opportunity to gather together
enough money to go back and live in
comparative affluence in the land of
Tomorrow The "Old" Immigrants.
OFFICERS FOB YEAR
CHOSEN BY TRAINMEN
El Paso lodge No. SO, Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen has elected the fol
President, W H. Mathewson: vice
president, J. Shaw; secretary, H. N.
Ryan; treasurer. J. A. Dickey; journal
agent. L. V. Bledsoe; delegate to 1913
grand lodge convention, J. A. Dickey;
alternate, H. N. Ryan. C. A. Kirig
is the retiring president. President
Mathewson announces the following
AVarden. C? E. Darnell: conductor,
Frank Oldman; chaplain, E. W. Gould;
inner guard, A. De Latte; outer guard,
H. P. Mar.
Instalation of officers will be held
Tuesday, Dec, 17.
1 ABE MARTIN
f 1 -. v- ,sixSc5KW
0' all the' bath-tub mystej-res how
some folks git by in society" is th worst.
Be courteous t "th' feller thai comes in
jist t' look around. Ho wants t' buv
scmethin' but he's afraid.
JJy GEORGE FITCH,
Author of "At Good Old Siwash.'
GOSSIP consists of the affairs of
others discussed witH a superb,
imagination nndwitli the brain
thrown entirely out of gear.
Gossip is produced in the absence of
any other mental exercise and forms the
sole output of a great many brains which
would be more useful to society in glass
jars. A gossip has to talk and is not
equipped with ideas or information.
Therefore, she lias to discus's her neigh
bors' husbands, her neighbors' children,
the nejhbors' housekeeping, her neigh
bors' history, troubles, religion and tem
per, the love affair of the dressmaker
four blocks away, the extravagance of
the minister's wife, the past" history of
the young woman who ias come to town
to clerk in the millinery store, the awful
story about the young couple on the
north side, the possibility that the bank
er's wife's sister intends to -elope witn
the janitor of the First Methodise
church, the surprising incident of the
deacon who came home late and what
he is said to have said to his wife and
what Mrs. Brown's hired girl is said to
have declared that she heard a godd
OH YES. vui
DtD YE HEAR
WHAT I HEARD
"The affairs of others discussed with .a
authority intimate that was said in
AJl of these things give a gossip a
;jreat deal to talk about and keep her
perfectly happv and very busy; for what
she doesn't know about her neighbors
she has to find out. Mr. Burns is con
sidered a great detective- but what Ire
doesn't know about finding tilings Is a
plain book te a hatchet-faeed she-gossip
who can take one look at a load of fur
niture backing in next door and an
nounce to the world Inside of an lioui
how many times the new family has
been sued, for bills and whether or not
the daughter of the house will permit
young men to hold her hand.
Gossips have wonderful detective abil
ity and it is 'a pity it cannot be used
to better advantage. After a gossip has
qualified bv ruining a few reputations,
she aught to be given a permanent job
at the bottom of a fairly deep river look
ing np the general reputations of the
bachelor catfish. Copyrighted - by.
George Matthew Adams.
By "Welt Mason.
Poor old year! He's marked for
slaughter, 'neath his load his shoulders
bend, andwc, sadly watch him totter
feebly to his destined end. Soon, ah soon
he will be skiting where Time's sextons
dig and delve; he is near there at this
writing poor old weary Nineteen
Twelve! Recently so strong and burly,
now we see bihi weak, decayed, while
we do our shopping early "in the busy
haunts of trade. Soon Time's funeral
director this old hoary year will shelve,
and he'll be as dead as Hector poor old
crippled Nineteen Twelve! And it brings
us somewhat nearer to our own ap
pointed end; 'and we see now somewhat
clearer, shadows of the dusk descend;
and our locks, once bright and curly, now
begin to thin and fade, as we do our
shopping early in the clanging marts of
trade. Now our eyes are somewhat dim
mer, and we long to wear, a wig, and our
legs are somewhat slimmer, while our
waists are twice as big, and our briny
tear are dropping as we view our double
chins, while we wisely do our shopping
ere the Christmas rush begins. Let us
therefore live correctly, being fair and
just to all. doint things circumspectly,
jeady for the final call; for we may lfy
off the surlace as an ax flies from its
helve and be planted where the turf is
like the old year Nineteen Twelve.
Copyright, 1912,- by George Matthew
Roasting! cries the turkey. .
Chili! says this sauce.
Freezing! moans the Ice cream.
Mild! calls the cheese across.
Frosting! the cake'declarex
Clear! vows the jelly bright.
Pouring! the coffee gurgles.
Now which do you think is right?
New York Sun.
MORE LICENSED AUTOS
THAN DOGS IX EL PASO.
According to the tax assessor's rec
ords, there are more automobiles in
El Paso than there are dogs. Only
S66 dog licenses have been issued anl
thr automobile numbers run over
The . Cigar Stand Girl
She Giies the Glad Hand, the Glad
Smile and Sells Clgaftt All
By Elbert Hubbard
ANEW typo, or new woman has
evolved. You will find her pre
siding at the cigar stand in the
lobby of the first hotel you enter.
She corresponds to the bar maid in
merry England, being a sort of sur
vival of the days when Shakspere made
love to Mistress Davenant at the Ox
This girl at the cigar stand is fluffy
.ulfles with a. business education. Her
lllr ffTt ft is ivnnlaytiil t a , n 1 ....
'I hdr n nrk,. i.tanrfl.r- 1..... (....-..
colossal. She knows evervbodv and their
j relatives and calls a thousand men by
then- first names.
i 551lA )C T1AT-A.. ii.t 1n.n .. ft. .. .. 1. .. .3
Good cheer Is her chief asset. She
shakes hands with all the customers,
young and old, as she passes out the
persirlage. Jolly and josh leap easily
from her lubricated tongue.
Seh lives right out in sight of the
public. Her life is above suspicion.
No man flirts with her excepting across
the glass case where the cigars are
kept A full yard o distance separates
her, save as she reaches over and gives
the glad hand.
She knows the smokers all, or at least
she pretends to. Each one flatters
himself that he is next. The older he
is, the balder lie is, and the more short
of breath, the more the affinitv microbe
is in his mind, and nowhere else.
A Httle mild gossip with the girl; a
shaking of the dice; the telling of a
few stories, trimmed with' lilac on the
edges; the purchase of a big. fierce
black cigar these things fulfill the re
quirements for a bit of psychic deviltry,
and satisfv the ambitions nf the hat.
The more the igrl shakes the more
money she makes. If she could, do this
all day she would make money for the
institution. She knows this full well,
because the man buys cigars at the re
tail prices, and when she loses she
loses at wholesale; and so if this girl
did nothing else but shake dice for
ages, she would be money to the good.
She is an honest girl. She gives an
undivided service and she adds greatly
to the good cheer and to the pictur-
osqueness of the lobby, just as women
hhlways do Wherever they officiate.
uepeiiu upon inis. mtti no g'ri ui iql
cigar stand who meets any of her
customers in executive session ever
holds her job. The girl at the counter
that you see there week after week,
month after month, is on the dead
level. She is a working woman and
her ruffles, fluuTIes. frivols, smiles,
rouge and wonderful hirsute creations
are all in the line of legitimate busi
ness. At the same time she drives away
nostalgia from the hotel habitue. Two
hundred times a day she is addressed
as "Sister," and conndentially told that
she looks exactly like "My Wife." "My
Daughter" or. "My Sweetheart," as the
case may be. Five hundred times a.
da,- she is called "Kiddo."
But she gets even by sellirtg the fresh
party one cigar or a box. She is a
salesman and when she passes out a
box of cigars and the man scowls and
says. "Not- those!" she smiles sweetly,
apologizes profusely, puts the box back
and takes out another box of iden
tically the same cigars, bearing another
label, and the man is satisfied. Her
business is to please her customers.
Even if you do not use tobacco, you
can talk to the girl at the cigar stand
just the same. If you prefer to "shake"
for gum, she will accommodate you.
The Impatience of Love
By Beatrice Fairfax.
YOUNG MAN" who signs himself
Eddie writes that he fell in
ove with a girl of a station a
little lower than his own, and that
because of the interference of his sis
ters a quarrel followed, and now the
girl he loves to "such distraction fhe
uncertainty" is driving him macT he
fuses to speak to him.
One of the tragedies of love! Noth
ing is more serious at the time than a
lovers' quarrel, and there is little in
life "that leaves a deeper pang for fu
"What shall I dor writes Eddie. "I
am awaiting your answer as a starved
man waits for food." ,
There is a difference. A starving
man will make every effort to get
food. A man in love, stupid blunderer
that he is, will sit back and lament.
And more times than are told some
., ...,. .a.. .ll. tha ..IrT Wtk
IULiltrr man I una ftnaj, v it-n ." . . ,
loves because of his lackadaisical atti-
I tude. . ,
My advice to Edale is tnat ne iorgei
that there is such a thing as a differ
ence in stations in life. It is a-foolish
distinction recognized onlyr by the nar
row minded. If the girl loves him and
he loves her, and they are both hon
est and sincere in their love, the recog
nition of such a bar to their happiness
denotes a petty mind.
Go to her with your heart in your
hand. If she rejects your offering go
airain "and asrain. 'iou write that the
! girl has told you she loves you. Keep
tnat consoling nine comessiun boiuio
your eyes if she refuses you twice
Waste no more time in mournful
letters- Take . action, and take It
EL PASO'S GOOD '
CHEER AND GLAD HAND
When the plans for the entertain
ment of the St. Louis bankers were
being made, a correspondent sent the
story to a St. Louis paper that the
bankers would not be permitted to
spend a cent' while in El Paso as the
guests of the city to attend the dedi
cation of the new hotel Paso del
In a recent issue of the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat, the "Echoes of the
streets" column printed a story of the
'.newest El Paso hospitality feature
-with an illustration of a banker
strolling under the palms, alongside
of a Spanish mission with his pockets
turned wrong side out and the line
"no use for pockets" under it.
The story ran:
" "Freedom of the -city' and presenta
tion of the 'keys of the city' are oft
times extremely vague symbolisms,
employed in expressing a hospitable
attitude toward visitors on gala days.
"There is much good -will in such
phrases, but it pales only into a. slight
courtesy with the extraordinary open
'handed reception to St. Louis visitors
invited to El Paso this week on the oc
casion of the opening of the great
hotel there financed by St Louis capi
tal. "Texas munfxience toward welcome
guests sets a mark that can scarcely
lie surpassed in the future. On the
arrival of the St. Louisans their
pocketbooks are to be taken away
from them and they are to be searched
for small change. Then, with proper
credentials, not only their necessities
are to be supplied, but their wishes
gratified at El Paso's expense.
"Could anything be more generous,
though we trust in no way embarrass
ing. To sojourn in a strange city
without a cent in one's pocket is not
an unusual experience perhaps once in
a man's life, but never before, we
fancy, was the experience marked by
such a careful supervision against
FJ3W STRAY ANIMALS FIND
TJIBIR WAY TO CITY FOUND.
Of all the horses and cows that walk
out through open gateways only about
35 of them find their way to the city
pound during a year Those that are
taken there by the police or others
are held for a month and if not called
for within that time are sold to the
highest bidder Genorall thev are
called for and a small sum paid for
Don't Seek Fate; Make It
Prayers and Wishes Answer but Lit
tle, When Unaccompanied
By Ella Wheeler Wlllcox.
Ir IS curious how many people are
seeking in Fate, in Destiny, in ac
cident or misfortune the cause of
their failures and troubles; and all the
time refusing to -look in themselves
where the cause lies, for the cause of
everything lies within.
Every condition in which we find
ourselves in early life is brought about
by our own deeds in former lives. But
the power is given us to alter every
condition and to change every environ
ment which is unsatisfactory to us.
And all these changes we must make
for ourselves, and not expect them to
be made for us by others.
If 1 say to myself, without any real
regard for another in my heart, -"I
want that person to like me; I will do
all in my power to please him," I need
not be surprised if my efforts fail or
prove of only temporary efficacy.
No matter how kinds and useful T
make my conduct toward an idividual.
if, in my secret heart. I am crticizing
him severely and condemning him. I
must expect criticism and condemna
tion from others as my portion.
We reap as we sow. Some harvests
are longer in growing than others, but
they all grow in time.
I do not mean that obliteration of
self is commendable. Servility in love
or friendship, or duty, is never com
mendable. I do not believe God him
self feels complimented when the be
ings he created as the highest type of
his -workmanship declare themselves
worthless worms, unwprthy of his re
gard! We are heirs of God's kingdom, and
rightful inheritors of happiness and
health and success. What monarch
would feel pleasure in having his chil
dren crawl in the dust, saying, "We
are less than nothing miserable, un
We ought always to believe. in our
best selves in our right to love and
be loved. to give andr receive happi
ness, and to toil and be rewarded. And
then we should bestow our love, oar
gifts and our toil -with no anxious
thought about the returns. If we
chance to love a loveless individual"
to give to one bankrupt in gratitude
to toll for the unappreciative it is but
a temporary deprivation for us. The
love, the gratitude and the recompense
will all come to us in time from some
source or many sources. It cannot
fail. Copyright, 1912, by the Star Co.
14 Years Agom Today
From The Herald This Date 189S.
Material for the E. P. & N. E. moun
tain climber has not yet arrived.
Juan Goldman came up from Melco
City this morning on the Mexican Cen
tral. Harry Tuttle. son of W. H. TutUe, ar
rived on the Santa Fe this morning
from Topeka, Kas. .
G. H. officials have so far neglected
to put doors in the round house and the
workmen are suffering greatly.
The recent cold snap has greatly in
terfered with the- w.drk of the paint
gang of the G. H. on this end of the
The fire department was ealled out
this afternoon to a small blaze "at the
Krakauer, Zork and Moye hardware
The board of health has instructed
Dr. Race, the etty physician, to report
daily to the president of the board on
the smallpox situation.
W. H. McKie, who has been visiting
in the city for the past few days, was a
passenger on the Santa, Fe this morn
ing for his home at Las Cruees.
Collector Moses Dillon says that a
heavy cattle buyer recently purchased
20.009 head of cattle 1n Mexico, which
are to be imported at this point early
Since sine oclock last night the man
agement of the EI Paso and Juarez
street railway has run but one car over
the line and the citizens of Juarez have
made a vigorous protest.
The snowfall in all directions in the
mountains surrounding El Paso was
heavy and railway traffic during the
past few days has been seriously em
barrassed. The Texas Jfe Pacific train
j due yesterday has not arrived yet.
ine average temperature m ima vjvj
yesterday was the lowest for 19 years,
according to the records of the weather
bureau. This morning a't six oclock
I the temperature was 17 degrees above
zero, ana iasi nisui u as ju a
15, with the wind blowing-.
Yesterday afternoon Ed de Reimer, of
the Slack and company's grocery store,
tried to make some deliveries in the
southeastern portion of the ' city, and
both horse an wagon fell into a snow
drift several feet deepr Mr. de Relmer
had to borrow a shovel and dig the
The city council will meet today in
special session to reconsider the award
of the contract for the gasoline pump
ing engine for the new pumping house.
A petition from J. E. Townsend has
been presented protesting against the
award of the contract to McCutcheon.
Payne and company, and alleging that
the freight rates given by that firm
KILLS SLAYER OFHIS
Redding. CaL. Dec. 16. William E.
Clements who shot and killed William.
Landis, a merchant, who admitted, kill
ing Clements's mother,, was acquitted
of murder by a Jury here.
Landis, who claimed self defence,
was released on bail after shooting
Mrs. Clements. He celebrated his lib
eration by 'sitting on a porch where
Clements could hear him singing "An
other Shovelful of Earth on Mother's
A few days later Landis was shot
dead from ambush, and Clements told
the district attorney he did the shoot
ing. Tm not ashamed of it," he said. "He
killed the best friend I ever had my
The verdict was the quickest ever
returned by a jury in a murder trial
in this part of the state.
MAYOR HAS OPENED
The mayoralty contest of Juarez is
taking form for the elections to be
held on the first of the year. As
principal opposition against mayor
Medina, is Manuel Lopel de Nava, at
present judge of .a minor, court. He
has announced himself for the race
with his ticket on which Antonio
Velarde will be alternative mayor, and
attorney Felipe Seijas congressional
delegate. Mayor Medina will resign
his office a few weeks before the
opening of the contest so as to con
form with the anti-reelection laws,
although he never has served a full
THE PHILLIPS FAMILY IS
ALL TOGETHER AGAIN.
TheVe was a family reunion on
South Kl Paso street Tuesday evening.
Wylie Phillips, who ran away from
home to join the army, although but
18 years old. returned to his mother,
Mrs. L. G Phillips, and is now work
ing as a messenger boy to help sup
port his mother and his two small
sisters. Mrs. Phillips continues to
take in washing but says that she has
been unable to get enough washing to
support her ch'lriren and herself Sr-
i now trvin? to earn enough to liuj
ypr von a SP(m 1 hanr! inJ-le.
My First Love
By Moritz Sapbir.
FRUMETEL was 11 and I was 10
I was the Alcibiades of Lovas
Bereny. the dandy among my com
rades and the Caesar of their fights. In
deed I was well pleased --with myself
save that for a long time I bad sighed
for a blue suit.
At last, when a pedOier passed,
through the tillage with hs samples,
my wish was gratified. Unfortunately,
however, the same peddler did not ha
enough goods of the one color and trr'
uncle did not see any reason why my
suit might not be light blue in front
and dark blue behind. Thus-seen -from
the front I looked like the sky in May
and from behind like the skyin"Novem
ber. In addition to this picturesque and
unique suit I wore as a crowning glor -a
cap of -rreen velv-ji trimmed wita
white lambs' skin. This cap was
pressed deep down over my forehead
and almost touched the corners ot a.
linen collar which arose about my
eyes like the blinkers on a horse.
Thus attired I appeared at the sjna.
gog convinced that my charms would
prove irresistible to Frumetel and I
read, indeed, immediately in the ex
pression of her eyes that thear-rrired
me and that her heart belonged 3 me
Our love affair was difficult io 'ar
range but we succeeded in meeting in
the cornfield which separated our
houses, and there swore one" another
to eternal love.
It was a terrible blow to us when
the time to harvest the corn came, so
that we could no longer hide in it.
The evening before it- was to be cut
down by vandal hands FrumeteL-and I
met for the last time to cry over our
misfortune, for there was near Lovas
,Bereny not another suitable place, in
which to meet. Our nnhappiness was
boundless when we recognized that the
only thing we could do now was to ex
I must write; I had solemnly prom
ised to do so and Frumetel trusted my
word. My comrade Sanele was to be
our messenger. To perform this duty
he exacted from me every day half
of my lunch which consisted of a, bis
slice of bread with prune jam. It was
not without many sighs that'I consent
ed to pay this extortionate price. And.
I had no idea what I was to -write to
Frumetel. At last I had a divine in
spiration. Rabbi Lebisch wasOn the
habit of writing to his wife, who lired
at Palota, every fiTe or six wfeeks. I
decided to copy., bis letters andu suc
ceeded in getting hold of one ofCthem
written in his pompous Hebrew-Oriental
"To the excellent and pious damn
Chant el. the pearl among women and
the treasure of ner fireside, the fer
tile wife, the beloved of -ray soul, the
joy and pride of het children, whose
memory shall last for centuries, greet
ing." After this long preamble came the
following short letter:
"I write you to tell you that I hae
absolutely nothing to write about.
Praised be the Lord. I am in excellent
health and hope you are the same. I
sometimes suffer from my old pains
and remain. Your faithful husband.
Your Little Rabbi Lebisch."
I copied this letter verbatim, aerely
writing "Miss Frumetel" Instead of
Thre days later the asswer-ca. -e. It
looked very strange. I hurriedly.' 3
the seal of chewed bread. Imar'
I could not read a single w 1
llet's letter to Romeo was a ver
Kattegat of ink spots and a few c u
How was I to decipher these signs of
love? I simply could not, but- after all
what did it matter, these were the
signs her hands had made aaff T was
happy. Nevertheless I constantly tried
to decipher them and that was our
ruin. One day when rabbi Lebisch as
sisted by his irresistible stlfc was
demonstrating the infalibilityyf .Tal
mud I was deeply engrossed in study
ing my letter which was lying cm my
I underneath the table.
.iddenly. like a furious hyena, rabbi
L' msch came down upon me, tookiJiold
of my curly head and' grabbed the
corpus dicti, Frumetel's sweet letter!
He read it, though how he did it,
is a puzzle to me anfl then., while a!
most tearing out my hair, he began
howling and. roaring like a wourdecl
hoar and the stick came, down merci
lessly on my back, hailing a sbower
But loy, powerful loTe, did not de
sert me. I seemed to see my redhai'-ei
.brumetel looking at me full or re
proach. This vision made me I'hco.
I was no longer myself, but a. I !jii
throwing myself uoon the rabbi
the stick out of his hand, broke, ,
threw it out or the window.
The dreadful catastrophe had
pened. rabbi Lebisch and 1 stood
rooted to the spot in nameless hon-rr.
Sanele started howling like aypig. ran
out and called my uncle and aunt, w-!
round us both still standing pale -a"
At last rabbi Lebisch recover
power of speech and the matt
cleared up. while I sought ref i
nina my aunt s voluminous sKtrt.
As for- my uncle when he d .
the letter, whatever its contt
have been, he looked at me sev
said I was to be sent to a
school at Buda Pest. And so I tue
very next day. Thus ended my first
love affair. I never saw Frumetel
Interviewing An Italian
Some Spanish, a "Word or T
Italian, and the Light
By C. A. Brannj '
Interviewing a man who I
English is not diffioult for a-k .-.-who
spfeoks the same language; -Kjither
is interviewing a Spaotefc speaking
person when you know Ifts language,
but attempting to set aft interview
from an Italian when yo do not know
his language is mighty difficult I
surmounted this last difficulty. at the
union station to a certain extebt on
In the waiting room of the station
were an Italian, bis wife and baby.
They looked as if they might be-gooi
for a story. I asked them if they spoke
English and they did not. They did
not understand Spanish and I 'djSvnot
speak Italian. However. I mtnaged
to get some information.
In Spanish. I asked- "A donde van"
The man shook his head, but the wom
an answered: "Los Angeles." T 'asked.
the aun if he were a soldado. He said:
It occurred to me that aurirultor
was the Spanish word for farmer. J3ut
neither the" man nor his wife under
stood that. Then- I remembered that
in the first Latin book the ifcord for
farmer was agricola. so I askfd that.
The woman understood, and she re
plied in a string of words asjlong as
a string of chopped meat;- the sub
stance was that they were going to
work in the vineyards in California.
"De donde viene?" I asked. 'Ios
cano," replied the woman. I believed
that was some place in sunny Italy.
Then I remembered one Italian word.
"Bambino" Shaping that into a euery
I asked: "Qua n to ano el bambino'"
That was mighty poor Italian, but the
woman said- "Tre." I knew thatr.ieant
the baby was three vears old.
Then I asked' "Nombre, somen,
name" The woman replied: "Fran
cisco de la Santa " The interview was
ended. I started home to study
FEW CHARITY REQUESTS.
During the past two months mayor
C. E. Kell has received fewer re
quests for charm from the city than
at in t -ne since he took office three
I ear"; ae