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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Friday, December Twentieth, 1912.
What Does $390,000 Matter?
T IS a curious fact that although The
its columns were open for a public discussion of the proposed $390,000 bond
issue in this county for road purposes, no disposition has been manifest-by
either the proponents or the opponents of the bond issue, to place their respective
views before the people.
Coming so soon on the heels of the flat repudiation of a previous road bond
proposal by the voters of the county, it seems as if there is something lacking now
in the sum of public information upon the matter. Discussion heard among busi
ness men is all vague and inconclusive. Nobody seems to know just why the bonds
are asked; or what is to be done with the money. Many prominent taxpayers, who
ordinarily would be in favor of any reasonable proposal for road building and,
extension, cannot persuade themselves that this enormous debt should be created
until some sort of definite program shall have been mapped out, so that taxpayers
might know where their money is to go. El Paso is generally favorable to good
roads. This city would ordinarily favor any reasonable expenditure for the most
excellent purpose of improving communications. But as to this particular proposal,
there appears to be general lack of understanding, and general desire for more in
formation before acting upon the matter.
It is singular how little interest is aroused among the general public, the tax
payers especially, by a proposal to create a new public debt of such enormous
proportions. The desire for further information, the expression of a preference for
some thorough preliminary study of the whole situation and the formulating of a
consistent, definite, permanent program are most naturaL But the failure of
either the advocates of the bonds, or of those who privately express disapproval, to
air their views in public, is one of the mysteries.
On December 27, only seven days hence, the matter comes to a vote. Theoreti
cally, each taxpayer ought to be giving the question the same attention as if he
himself were about to borrow and spend $390,000 for his own purposes. But as a
matter of cold fact, the question is receiving less attention than the question of
whether the January bride in the African jungle shall wear brown shoes, and a fig
leaf, or patent leathers and a nose ring.
$10,000 To Some Railroad Man
TEN THOUSAND dollars reward is offered by the New Haven railroad system,
to be paid to any one who "shall first invent an automatic device that will
safely arrest an express steam locomotive that has passed danger signals."
The $10,000 reward for the invention is oly a small fraction of what the inventor
of such a device, if practical, would earn. Every device in actual use would return
a liberal royalty. The New York Central, the Pennsylvania lines, and other great
systems have declared that they would equip their locomotives with any device
that would accomplish the end sought, that would be automatic beyond the pos
sibility of failure or error, and that would not have too strong a tendency to re
place the human element altogether and make the engine drivers themselves mere
The order is a-large one. The present revival of interest in automatic train
stopping devices is due to a recent series of fatal wrecks on the New Haven road,
following other disasters of recent years on the New York Central and other sys
tems, due to engineers running past signals that were set against them. Some
of the worst wrecks in American railroad history have been positively established
as due to this cause. Yet in order to gain a true perspective, it is necessary to
consider how many thousands of engineers run hundreds of thousands of trains
millions of miles, without making a mistake or running past a signal. The per
centage of accurate compliance with set signals is, necessarily, almost total, and
obedience to signals becomes practically instinctive or habitual with the experienced
Efforts have been made very often to determine the cause of the occasional
failure. Elaborate tests have been made as to color reading, shape of semaphore
boards, elevation of signals, darkening headlights in yard limits, the effect of ex
ploding torpedos, distance of signals from tracks, size of lights, intermittent lights,
and numerous other suggested improvements in existing practice. But when ah
is said and done, the elaborate investigations have always ended up the same way:
that the final responsibility must be placed upon the man in the cab, the man
at the throttle. Some one human being must read the signals, and must hold him
It is probable that many of the failures of engineers to act upon warning or
stop signals have been due to temporary, even momentary, physical or nervons
aberration, momentary collapse it might be called. Everybody is subject to these
peculiar failures of mind and nerve and sense. There is probably no person living
who has not at some time in his life, for some brief period, perhaps only a moment
or two, felt more or less oblivious to outward impressions, so that his mind failed
for the moment to act upon the sense impressions, or his senses failed to telegraph
to the thinking part of the brain, the "messages filed with the receiving operator" as
the sense nerves have been aptly called. Almost every person has at one time
or another, called a name or written a combination of letters entirely different
from what was in the mind to say or write. An operator will write Canton
for Carson, a business man wiU address a letter to "El Paso, N. Y.," an address
will be written "414 11th street" instead of "411 14th street" Such mistakes are
so common that it is not necessary to go further into the realm of color blindness
or color confusion, sudden illness or sudden death, often suspected as a cause of
The suggestion has often been made that there should be "two men in the
cab' on the engineer's side; on the theory that while one man might go wronjj
or fall dead, two men dividing the responsibility would not be likely to fail in,
the same way at the same moment, and one could check up or relieve the other
in every case of doubt or illness. This proposal, repeatedly made" by theorists and
amateurs, and often proposed in state legislatures (sometimes partly with a view
to creating an extra job on every train), has always been opposed by -practical
railroad men. The public has sometimes been led to believe that the railroads
opposed this suggestion merely in order to save the extra expense. That is not
true. The opposition has been based, on a reasonable and practical objection:
namely, the fear that the division of responsibility would mean the sacrifice of!
all responsibility, and the vast increase of danger. It has been believed, with excel
lent reason, that if there were two men to run the engine, one, say, to hold the
throttle and the other to watch signals, or even an extra man with nothing to
do but sit and wait for the possible emergency to present itself, the net result
would be a certain shifting of responsibility from one to the other, the insidious
growth of lax habits on the part of the driver, the gradual relaxation of attention,
a loss of concentration, and the final failure to hold either man responsible for anv
error. It has been held that, with two men dividing the responsibility, it wonld
be utterly impossible, in spite of all rules, to prevent the two men from "spelling"
each other at times, or talking to each other, or tacitly agreeing upon some division
of responsibility and attention never contemplated in the rules of the road.
Now the fear of practical railroad men regarding automatic train stopping
devices has been exactly the same as their fear concerning the "two men in tha
cab" plan: namely, that if the responsible engine driver once learned to feel that
the track was equipped with automatic guards against the consequences of his own
errors, and that he was safe even.if he should disregard a stop signal, the inevitable
result would be to reduce the degree of mental concentration, lower the personal
standards of instant and total fitness, and in a measure reduce the driver himself
to a mere machine. Then if the automatic device should fail there would be no
instant-acting, powerful, trained mind ready at the fraction of a second's call
to do the right thing instantaneously and instinctively, and avert possible disaster.
The railroads are afraid of the automatic suggestion. Yet, so terrible have
been the results of recent failures of engineers to regard signals, that the big sys
tems are willing to give new devices a thorough test, and instal the automatic
stops if the interstate commerce commission approves, and if the devices seem
to be fool proof, crime proof, and proof against failure or error. The public mind
is in a mood to demand the automatic stop devices; they might prevail only a few
years, and might be discarded after thorough trial, bat there is a great field right
now for inventors in meeting the present insistent demands
The field is open. Of the thousands of railroad men in the Great Southwest,
perhaps there is one who will think of the only right way, and make millions out
of the product of his fertile brain.
There Is this to be said in favor of a
job: it is apt to afford steadier em
ployment than a sinecure.
There is something wrong with the
grown person who wpn't let the chil
dren make a little noise. v
Look around a little and you can
find the kind of advice you want, that
being about the only kind you will use,
Alan is gifted "With superior intelli
gence. Frinstance, teaching him to
drink is much easier than instructing
a calf in the same process.
If a man marries a. woman who can
make prettier hats than the milliner,
she probably will quit it. They're such
REFLECTIONS OP A BACHELOR.
(New York Press.)
All men want to get money; mighty
few want to earn it.
Lots of men act as if breakfast with
the family was the tailend of the
nightmare they aadt
Men talk about their principles, they
work for their polities.
Ten minutes after a girl is a bride
she becomes a matchmaker.
If irrbody stopped trjing to get
fTTTr ot'irr pr oplf what 1 l"nsr to thr m
u'--. i art of ti-e world -nould be oui
cf a j l.
Herald has several times suggested that
Misdirected charity is the mother of
Some people fail to win because oth
ers do not lose.
Imitation humor may provoke more
genuine laughter than the real thing.
It is difficult for a woman to enact
the dual role of soul-mate and help
mate. Some men are modest enough to ad
mit that they only know everything
By inducing a man to run for office a
woman can discover his faults without
All longe faced men are not neces
sarily pessimists, They're built that
Ifs the long and rough road that
usually leads to something worth
Some people are happy occasionally
because it doesn't take much to make
In every syuare deal somebody Is
sure to get a hand that is better than
all the others out.
No matter how long the courtship
a (uaplt ! n t pr? t v!l i iuaiitd
II i luai it( d
nontvi or so
en net that
ii n i ii n . n umu a n
ii" r mrnac,., ana oftc
Immigrant Qiiiz Is Costly
Commission Expended $790,000 in Ef
fort to Solve Problem of
Dy Frederic J. Haskin
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 20.
The investigation made by the
immigration commission irito
all phases of the subject of immigra
tion represents the most thorough and
at the same time the most expensive
inquiry Into the migration of mankind
that ever has been made. In 1907 con
gress revised the immigration, laws to
some degree, but at the same time pro
vided for future legislation by the cre
ation Of the immln-ratlnn r.i..i
which it directed to gather the facts
"" w mm sucn new legislation should
Report Takes Up 42 Volumes.
The commission decided to make a
first hand investigation rather than to
act merely as a compiler of data al
ready gathered. It investigated everv
possible phase of the question in
Europe and America, going with the ut
most care into the whole question of
the causes and effects of immigration
both at home and abroad. Upward of
three years was consumed in the in
quiry, and as a result a report cover
ing 42 volumes, or practically 30.000
octavo pages, has been published. It is
such a monumental work that it is
doubtful if anybody will ever read it
from A to Z. However, it has a two
volume abstract and index which digest
the whole report, although there are
many tilings in the full report that are
of course referred to only in the brief
est way in the big abstract.
The commission did not finish Its
work until within a half hour of the
time the law required that the report
should be filed. Representative William
S. Bennet. of New York, desired to file
a minority report, but declared he was
prevented from so doing by the fact
that the majority report was formu
lated too late to permit any elabora
tion as tojiis views and conclusions.
Commission Spent $700,000.
During its life the commission spent
$790,000 in its investigations. There
were quite a few criticisms at the time
concerning the long drawn out charac
ter of the investigation and the un
usual expense incurred, but, consider
ing the thoroughness with which the
work was done, much of this criticism
probably was not deserved.
When it came to investitratins- emi-
ratlon conditions in Europe, six of the
nine numbers, accompanied by a large I
staff, went to Eurone in Mav and ctv
until September. Thev -visiter! Ttaiv
. . . - - r w &
Austria, Hungary, Finland. Greece,
Turkey, and practically all other Euro
In studying the relations between the
immigrant and various American in
dustries use was made of a large corps
of investigators. Data was gathered
from the individual Immigrant, the
household of the immigrant, the em
ployers of immigrants and from local
officials, organizations and institutions.
In gathering information concerning
immigrants In iron and steel industries,
detailed information was received from
86,000 employes, and an intensive study
was made of nearly 2500 households,
the heads 6t which were employed in
Investigations of the commission
were put to immediate and practical
use. Its agents who investigated steer
age conditions on trans-Atlantic pas
senger ships were able to pick up pieces
of information which, reported to the
bureau of immigration, took the form
of recommendations that abuses within
the law would better be remedied by
the steamship companies. The same
was true of Its investigation of the im
migrant aid societies and homes. "With
the information placed in the hands of
commissioner "Williams, of Ellis Island,
steps were promptly taken to debar a
number of missionaries from the island
and to require the immediate correction
of conditions complained of by several
societies and homes.
The commission's investigation of the
white slave traffic was a very thorough
one, and information was put into the
hands of the immigration authorities
which resulted in the deportation of
many engaged In the traffic as well as
many of their victims. Many other
cases were brought to light which de
served prosecution, and the information
obtained was placed In the hands of
the United States district attorneys in
many cities, with the result that a
large number of convictions were se
cured. Seek to Save American Standards.
As a result of Its investigations the
commission made a number of Impor
tant recommendations to congress, the
majority of which have been incorpor
ated in a bill now pending before con
gress. It recommends that care be
taken that immigration shall be such
in quantity and quality that the pro
cess of assimilation will not be made
too difficult: that general legislation
on immigration should be based upon
economic principles and business con
siderations; and that business expan
sion ought not to be permitted to lower
the American standards of wages and
It specifically recommends that
aliens convicted of any crime within
five years of coming to America shall
be deported; that no Immigrant be ad
mitted from any country having ade
quate police records who cannot pro
duce a satisfactory certificate of char
acter; that any alien who becomes a
public charge within three years shall
be deported. It says that in order that
immigrants may be protected from ex
ploitation, to discourage' the sending of
savings abroad; to encourage settlers
on the land and to secure a better dis
tribution of immigration, the states
ought to prdvide for the inspection of
immigrant banks, regulate labor agen
cies and cooperate with the federal gov
ernment in bringing their opportunities
to the attention of immigrants. The
recommendations also made that any
alien, trying to persuade another alien
not to become an American citizen shall
be immediately deported.
"With reference to the restriction of
immigration, the commission concludes
that the first restriction should be
against those who do not intend to be
come American citizens. Another re
striction recommended by the commis
sion applies to those who cannot read
or write In some language. It concludes
that there is today an over-supply of
unskilled labor in the United States,
and that a sufficient number of immi
grants should be debarred to produce
a marked effect upon the unskilled la
"With regard to Asiatic immigration,
the commission recommends that the
general policy of excluding Chinese la
bor be continued; that the present un
derstanding concerning Japanese and
Korean Immigration bo permitted to
stand without further legislation so
long as the restriction continues to be
effective, and that an understanding
be reached with the British government
whereby East Indian laborers would be
effectively prevented from entering the
Tomorrow: General Legislation.
CONDEMNED GUNMEN GET STAY
BY APPEALING THEIR CASK.
New York, N. Y., Dec 20. Notice of
appeal in the case of "Gyp the Blood,"
"Dago Frank," "Whitey Lewis," and
"Lefty Louie" condemned to death for
the murder of Herman Rosenthal,
has been filed bv their counsel. Tins
ai : as a t of i s.e ufon peii'hn'--
'' lit" ln;lifinu.l- Thi
c i 1 m . '.a ntlto uic du r.
tu v k uf Jan. fi-
My! but things have changed. It don't
seem any time since we used t' whisper
when we asked fer a round steak. Some
fellers are very successful when it comes
t' savin' nothin an' awful failures when
it comes t' lookin' wise.
By GEORGE FITCH,
Author of "At Good Old Siwnsh."
OLUMBUS, OHIO, is the greatest
monument to the discoverer ot
America. It is a citv of 1SO.00O
people and the capital of the state, b;ic
Columbus himself couldn't have discov
ered it in a hundred years. Columbus
was a marine wonder and Columbus,
Ohio, is navigable only by trolley cars
Columbus was established by law in
1810 to settle a state 'capital dispute.
It is situated in the geographical thora-t
of Ohio, and it is connected - with the
rest of the state br 18 railroads ana a
mob of trolley cars." Columbus is almost
?V'VtJ. w"n "oiiey cars aa
Indianapolis. It is possible to -climo oa
u t i , i
TOoard an jnterurban at almost any ola
corner in uoiumbus ana travel to the
boundaries of the state.
The state' of Ohio has been very good
to Cplumbus. Jt has equipped it witii a
state house, penitentiary, state univer
sity, insane asylum, deaf and dumb in
stitute and all the comforts of home,
'liie Ohio legislature meets in a 10-acre
building with a mammoth stone bird-
"Its most famous sight."
cage on top and the Ohio malefactors
convene permanently in a great stone
mansion which has made several fortunes
for the magazine muckrakers who work
on space. Being the capital of Ohio
was Columbus's principal industry for
many years, and even yet the state em
ployes out-vote the rest of the ''itizen1
on many occasions.
Columbus is a fine old town, vith
shady streets and politics and many
famous citizens, including scores of col
lege professors with tall gothic domes
of thought. Its finest streets are Broad
street, which is 120 feet broad, and High
street, which is 14 stores high In spots,
and its most famous sight is the mag
nificent Senegambian in livery, who pre
sides over the front door of the Chitten
den hotel. Moat of our recent presidents
have been educated, politically, at Co
lumbus, and a four year's residence in
the city's gubernatorial mansion is con
sidered ample excuse to open headquar
ters at any presidential convention.
Copyrighted by George Matthew Adams.
By "Walt Mason.
Let, us do our yearly swear
ing ere the New Years rush begins,
dumping all the load we're bearing of
our plain and fancy sins. It has always
been the custom, from our evil ways to
steer, and our habits ill dad bust 'cm
on the first day of the year; thus the
bright Recording Angel suffers from the
writer's eramp, and a little timely
changell make his eyes glow like a
lamp. Ah, that angel ceases smiling as
he files our vows away, when he sees
those nidges piling up around him rn
one day; and he sighs: "Why can't those
critters shake their little lists of sins,
cut out cards, cigars and bitters, ere
the New Year rush begins t It is rough
upon a seraph to be working overtime,
and I sometimes wouldn't care if they
adhered to sin and crime." It is well to
cross the border from licentiousness to
grace, if we give the tired recorder timo
to use his renting place; it is well that
hearts are wanning with resolves To
seek the dawn, but we should do our
reforming ere the New Yea rrush is on.
Copyright, 1912, by George Matthew
ARMY OFFICER KILLED nV MORO
"WAS ?i.VTIVE OF KANSAS.
Washington, D. C., Dec 20. Capt
John "Watson, of the Eighth cavalry,
stationed at Augur Barracks, Jolo, P.
I., who was treacherously murdered by
a Moro, was a native of Kansas and
a son of James Watson, of Merriam,
Lieut Kinzie B. Edmunds, who was
seriously wounded in attempting to aid
Capt Watson, was appointed to the
military academy from New Jersey
and graduated in 1904. He was trans
ferred from the 15th to the Eighth
cava'rv in September, 1911.
Capt Rush S. Wells, who killed the
as&ailant of his brother officers,
gxaduau-d from the infantry and cav-nh-v
school at Fort Leavenworth,
Kans in 1903. He was transferred
from the 14th th the Bighth cavalry In
March, lyii. He saw volunteer service
in the Spanish war and was commis
sioned from South Dakota.
I. .In Rn .f th. Soldi.!-, Horn.
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Children and Their Parents
Children Are Never Reverent and
Obedient Unless Taught;
Parents to Blame.
By Dorothy DIx
FEW days ago in this column
I told a story of an old wom
an who had spent her life
toiling, and slaving, and sacrificing
for her children in order to educate
them and give them better advantages
than she had, and whose reward was
to be snubbed by her sons and daugh
ters, and to see that they were
ashamed of her.
That young people should take their
parents' sacrifices and services with
out gratitude is certainly one of the
saddest things on earth, but it is no
particular puzzle. It is simply the re
lentless working out of one of the
most brutal and unlovely laws in hu
man nature, and that is that we treat
those about us just exactly as they
permit us to treat them; we give to
them just what they demand of us.
Inborn Instinct In to Trample.
The inborn instinct in every breast
seems to be to trample upon the meek
and humble, and to kowtow before the
haughty and great. You can see this
Illustrated in every family you know.
The wife who makes a doormat of
herself gets trodden upon and kicked
aside, whereas the woman who sets
herself up in her home as a parlor or
nament has her husband burning in
cense before her.
Manv a woman thinks that she can
, win hir husband's love by being na-
ucui, auu uii'supietjiiiifF, iiiiu iiUKOli
and industrious. She cherishes the be
lief that he will appreciate all that
she does for him and be grateful to
her. Never was there a more mis
taken idea. He never notices, or, if
he does, he thinks it is no more than
he deserves, and he has a contempt for
her because she hasn't got enough
spunk and independence to demand
something for herself. The wives that
men cherish are the women that the
men have to serve. Never the. slave
wives, who kiss the feet of their lords
Parents and Children.
Precisely the same rule holds good
In the relationship between parents and
children. If the parents give the best
of everything to the children, the chil
dren will take it without thanks. If
the parents take the back seats, the
children will occupy 'the front ones as
a matter of course.
If a girl is permitted to sit in the
parlor and read a novel, and keep her
hands white, while her mother does all
of the cooking and housework, she will
naturally come to look upon her moth
er as her servant. If a boy sees his
father go shabby and shiny that he
may have 40 new suits of clothes to
wear to college, he will have no com
punction in making fun of the old
man's clothes, and be ashamed to in
troduce him to his swell acquaintances.
It's the parents' fault, not the chil
dren's. They have- net taught their
children to honor their fathers and
mothers, and the children don't do it.
Muut Cultivnte Child Love.
We talk a great deal about natural
affection, and every father and mother
pin their faith to the theory that their
children will be dutiful and devoted,
simply because of the tie of blood be
tween them. As a matter of fact there
Is no natural affection except the af
fection that parents have for their off
spring. If children love and honor ,
their parents, this sentiment has to be
cultivated and developed, in them.
For this reason, it ypu have your
children's confidence you have to win
it by being comrades with them when
they are young. If you have their re
spect you have to teach them to defer
to your opinion and Judgment. If thev
honor you, you have to exact their
respect. Jf,you have their love, you
have to win their hearts by showing
them a never-failing tenderness a,nd
Oliherwise vou e-et nothinir frnm vnnr
children. Spoiled children, who have
rfnrmnntpr! th1r nnrante all thalv ll.mo
1 are not suddenly going to turn about I
and become deferential when they are
DEALERS CUT PRICES
IN CHICAGO EGG- WAR
Chicago. I1L, Dec. 20. Chicago's club
women became egg merchants today.
They planned to sell 1,000,000 eggs at
24 cents a dozen in their campaign
against the high cost of that commod
ity. As soon as the women opened their
sale, retail grocers plastered the fronts
of their stcrfes with signs offering eggs
at 22 cents a dozen, 2 cents less than
the price asked by the women.
CHAWFORD LAUGH SHOW.
The Taylor company fits you for
Christmas. "Posey" hands you many
laughs. Another present will be, given
away tonight. Saturday is Santa Claus
matinee. All childred will be remem
bered. Parents, bring the little ones.
HIPPODROME SKATING RINK.
If you have not seen "Willie Lancaster
at this popular rink, you had better go
TiTn imrVi t onrl CAA tha hnrf -nn-m.r n1-.. ,.
in the country. Besides this act. which I
consists of Jumping chairs, skating be
tween lighted candles, etc, this skater
races a mile against an instructor each
"We will give another special women's
matinee Saturday, at which time nil
women may get skates free. Remem
ber, we have the finest floor in the
city. Come to the big masquerade on
skates next Monday night Adv.
A record breaking crowd saw the best
races of the season last night between
Johnnie Rooney and Roy Seldon. Sel
don won the race. Roonej fell at the
home stretch. The couples' race was
won by Miss Maggie Mercer and Cecil
Phillips, Miss Pearl Night and Harry
Lopez winning second. The winners
challenge the southwest
"Women are admitted free mornings
and afternoons. Come with the crowds.
Remember the world challenge cham
pionship race on Monday night between
Phillips and Nelson, boys of the world's
BASKETBALL G YME
The A. & M. college will send its first
team to El Paso to compete against the
undefeated Y..M. C. A. team tonight
The preliminary game will be be
tween company H,,22d infantry, and B.
P. H S., a regular City league game.
Both games promise good sport as
all stand high in percentage. Admission
will be 25 cents. Advertisement
BRINGS SUIT AGAINST FATHER
FOR PART OF 31 OTHER'S ESTATE.
Albuquerque, N. M., Dec. 20. GrovT
W. Harrison, a senior at Harvard uni
versity with residence here, has filed
suit in the district' court asking for
S 197,000 from his father. Dr. George W.
Harrison, which, he alleges, is his
share of his mother's estate. His
mother was Miss Guadalupe Perea.
member of a wealthy Spanish famil..
She died intestate in 1889 leaving a
Dr. Harrison In 1908 effected a set
tlement with his son by which he re
ceived $10,000 in cash and a house in
St. Louis. Mo., valued at 212,000
The son charges that his . father
practiced fraud in the settlement and
that he filed from time to time false
reports of his administration of th"
estate of lu. dec. ased mothei
POLICE VD Fmi.lIE'X TO
OIT HORE PV I VPRIL
On April 1 1913. firemen and police
men of El Paso will all receive an in
crease in i.o i; ich man is to receiie
j. r.u . m s in hiv r-r. si v' p.i
Tl i - p ,h. T--. . t ar I ui u!.
A Feathered Pirate
By F. St. Mars.
OWN on the big treacherous
sand bank which ran out far
into the sea there appeared one
morning a big, sooty hued bird. He
had come south with the cold north
Although big he was not quite so
big as some of the larger sea gulls
that were standing about on the
sand banks, too. The big herring gulls
in their beautiful plumage for in
stance, were larger than he by two
or three inches.
This bird, although gull-like, was
darker: his wings seemed longer,
sharper; his beak bad a more deadly
look, as also had his claws. There was
something, too, more "rakish" in his
appearance than in that of & gull.
Then suddenly he rose and swept
away out to sea. He traveled at great
speed, and one saw at once that he
was a more wonderful flyer than even
the sea gulls themselves.
And, as he went, one could hear his
wild, fierce cry drifting across the
"Skeal Skea!" he called, and then
one knew what he was a skua, an
Arctic skua, to be exact, a first cous
in of the gulls.
An hour later he returned and swept
away over the rolling moorland to see
if Mother Earth would not be kinder
than Father Neptune in according a
meal for a poor, innocent pirate.
And Mother Earth, apparently, was
in lavish mood. First, half a mile
from the sea. came a grouse. The
grouse was .planing down from the
high hillside,! if I may so put it faster
than was good for any bird, broad
side on as often as beak first, and
with a drooping head. It had been
fired at and wounded.
There was at this place, almost di
rectly beneath the bird, a small lake
lying placid and smooth, and into this
it tumbled headlong.
The skua at once circled round on
atill wings to investigate and then
let himself down to the circle of the
water and settled on it
There seemed to be nothing stirring
the glassy surface, and no beast or
bird within sight able to tackle him.
For a few seconds he swam quietly
round the dying grouse. Then, with
a swift rush, and one scientific Jab
with his sword sham heak he de-
delivered the merciful blow which''
crashed in the wounded one's skulL
Then, seizing the grouse by the neck,
he endeavored to rise, to half carry,
half tow the prize to a little islet not
far away, there the more easily to
feed. . But the grouse would not move.
He tugged, he let go his hold and
secured a better, he tried to swim, he
tried to fly, his big wings churned the
water Into spray, but never an Inch
could he drag the dead grouse. It was
as if ii were anchored by a cable.
But worse was to follow, for the
limp body, not satisfied with resisting
his efforts with a strength certainly
could never have had in life, actually
began to move away on its own ac
count. "Skea," shrieked the skua, and
hurled himself upon the corpse with
quite evident rage. If he had tugged
hard before, now he tugged doubly
hard, and, for a space, he checked the
drift of the granse-i-at any rate, just'
held it motionless.
Then he distinctly felt several sharp
and vicious tags, as if some one had
the grouse on a string and was pull
ing it Then, without warning the
thing came away, nearly capsizing
him in the act, as though the string
had suddenly been released.
Next moment he shot into the air
with a terrified yell.
The skua did not wait to argue the
matter. He dropped the prize. He
could capture fish himself, but there
was a size limit to nis captures.
Sweeping onward over the rolling
moor, ine sea nirate s quick eves
j presently spotted a rabbit, which ap-
pearea 10 nave neen oerett suddenly or
Silently he swept down upon the
troubled bunny, and glided close over
its head. Thinking it must be wound
ed, he had already dropped his claws
and drawn back his beak, ready to
grip and strike, when to his horror,
four lithe, lean, cruel little brown
stoats thrust their heads out of the
heather and -chattered at him. So
close were they that one sprang up to
his breast but it only got a mouthful
of feathers, which came out, letting
it fall back with a yell of rage.
After that the pirate returned to
the sea, and the first thing he saw
was a baby porpoise stranded in the
shallows. In a very few seconds he
had helped that baby porpoise to die
quickly. Then he set to on the ban
quet of his lifetime.
He was still feeding half an honr
later when, from far away on the rolling
moor above him. a bullet came whist--
ung aownwaras. lie put up his head
at the sound. Bather, he half put it
in that instant he heard the report of
the rifle and dropped dead. It was
a pretty shot. 310 yards exactly, taken
with a telescopic sight
"After all." said the man who owned
" "- .- .,, cv uv iiiwic, ouu
that land, as he put his rifle under
Bis arm and strolled to the dead bird,
1i. VMtlDl- dwOn k.n. Ttxn AnlM a-1. .
i..', S A? JK!irhfce:
If he'd only have kept to his sea rob
bery I shouldn't have cared, but I
must protect my game and rabbits
besides he'll look well in & glass case,
DECLARES HARVESTER AGENTS
LURED AWAY CUSTOMERS
Chicago. 111., Dec 20. Testimony by
a manufacturer of harvester machines
that representatives of the Interna
tional Harvester company had sought
to lure away his customers by false
statements was given in the hearing in
the government's suit to dissolve the
The testimony that the customers
had been taken from him by mis
representations was given by A. J.
Glass, manager of the Adrianoplatt com
pany of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Mr. Glass
said agents of tho harvestor company
had told his customers that the
Adrianoplatt company had been ab
sorbed by the harevster company and
that they might as well order from
"We waited until we were able to
fasten responsibility for two such
statements on harvester company
agents and then we filed two suits for
$10,000 each." said Mr. Grass.
"The harvester company officials
promptly apologised and asked us to
drop the suits. We agreed to do so if
they would reimburse us the expense
the suits had cost us. They did so and
we dropped the suits."
WANTS TO TRY SOLDIERS IN
CRIMINAL COURTS OF TEXAS
Austin. Texas. Dec 20. Attorney
general James D. Walthall, it is an
nounced, has determined that the state
will ask. by means of a mandamus in
the United States supreme court that
the commander at Fort Clark be re
quired to turn over to the civil author
ities of Kenney county for trial six sol
diers who are wanted in connection
with the death of one Mexican and the
wounding of two more at a dance at
Bracketville. Texas. The plan to let
the war department advise with the
attorney general of the United States
before mandamus proceedings are in
stituted has been abandoned. Efforts I
win be made to have the mandamus
submitted Jaif. 6.
The case will test the order from the
wai department that all soldiers shall
at all times be given a military trial
for any breach of peace.
SIX ROVDS JOIN IN FREIGHT
WVR AGAINST HARRIMAN LIES
Denver. Colo.. Dee. 20 Rallroml
i officials here say that six roads have
combined to retaliate against the order
of the Hjrriraan lines whi h sroes nto
effect in Januur and which will out
Denver out .!. a gatewa . for freight
-'' .mi 'its from the ast to the no-th-
The report is that the Missoaii
Panfic the Pener A: Rio Grande
Burlinuton Sini.i Te rim k Island ami
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Advice To the Lovelorn
- By Beatrice Fairfax.
YES, YOU CAN.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am 17 years old. and dearly in
1 love with a young man of 2L I
have known him one year, and we
kept company eight months. I had
a quarrel with him and we parted
four months ago. I told a friend
to ask him if he wished my com
pany, but have had no answer. I
cannot live without him. L. B.
You can live without him. in a ve-y
short time that heartache will j-ase
and you will be happy again. In fn.
meantime, while going through tais
period of depression, so frequent ni
youth and love, carry yourself win
dignity and don't exaggerate either the
value of his love or the loss youV sus
tain in losing it Please don't send in
more messages to him. Yon have uade
THAT DEPENDS ON THE GIRL.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am working in the same office
with a girl with whom I have bteu
very friendly. She pajs me mu.h
attention, but I- am three jears
younger than she. If I askct hei
to keep company with me would it
be right to ask her to wait three
years before l married her?
It is not wrong to ask a girl to wait
three years while her lover saves for
a home for her.
Why not let her decide? If there 13
any selfishness in swell a plan, a wom
an's love is usually such that she will
PIT YOUR 31IND ON lOIR WORK.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am deeply in love with a young
man. All day at work I do nothiirg
but think of him. I send him pos
tals quite often, and he asked me If
I send them and I say no. Do you
think I ought to tell aim? I never
showed him that I cared, anything
for him. I ant 17 and he is 22. X
love him very mueh.
Are you not risking the substance in
pursuit of the shadow?
Try to keep your mind on yonr worn..
my dear, and don't send another card.
You are young, too young to make th-
winning ot a man who doesn't care tor
you your life's ambition.
14 Years Ago Today
From The. Herald Thlji Date ISO.
A. A. Robinson, 'president ot t!i
Mexican Central, left today in his pri
vate car for Topeka. TCanwm,
Judge S. B. Newcomh, f Las Cru
ces, was a passenger Of-the incomirj
Santa Fe train this morning.
W. W. Bridgers and wife left in -the
T. P. today for Corsieana. Texas
where they will spend the holidajs.
H. L. Young, district attornej ot'
Dona Ana county. New Mexico, re
turned this morning to Las Cruces
Millard Patterson and Park Pitman
went out on the El Paso & North
eastern train this morning for a da s
Collector of customs Moses Dillon, a:
this point, left for the east todaj tu
visit his old home at Syracuse, w
James A. Baird, associated with th
J. H. Nations Cattle company, armed
on the Santa Fe this morning from
Superintendent A. S. Grelg. of the i,l
Paso & Northeastern,, left Today for a.
tour of lnsneation. over the mountain
line of his road.
The Santa Fe is preparing to give
its yards at this point an overhaul
ing. The old rails wfll be replaced by
new and heavier steeL
T il T?AhA.fr, Iota , V Tl Tnnn
Herald force, has been appointed cus
toms inSDector and will be assiempd
tto duty at one of the bridges.
lasc mgni superintendent jaollister.
of the Sacramento mountain construc
tion train, arrived in the city with his
work train and crew, having com
pleted the mountain branch of the BI
Paso & Northeastern company's road,
WORK IS STARTED
OIT BIG ICE PLANT
Consumers' Ice and Refrigerator Co. to
Spend $60,000 on Bnilding;
Work has begun on the construction
work of the new Consumers' Ice and
Refrigerator company's plaat on Mills
street. This plant will eost 560.000
complete, and will include a two story
steel and brkk building. H. T. Ponsiord
is the contractor and Gibson and Robert
son the architects.
Three Houses Sold.
C. A. Norton has bought a four room
j cottage at the corner of Magnolia and
I iijuujiiie; aiecb injffl J. U. UaiT lor
$1500. Bishop & Creel rpaltv firm niil
The same firm Has sold for T. H. Lev
mston a 22 room rooming house at
00 1-2 Main street. J. H. Swildler was
the buyer and the consideration was
2000. The same- firm has soW to Louis
MedraBo a six room house at 903 Mundy
avenue. The house was sold for A. Lam
mers for $5000.
El Pasoan to Draw Plans.
Company stores of the Arizona Copper
company are to be enlarged and im
provements amounting to $22,000 made
there. Architect C. M. Gibson, of the El
f aso , of Gibson & Robertson, re
turned Thursday eveniag from Morenei.
where he secured the contract for the
plans on the two company stores at Met
calt and Longfellow, Ariz. The Metcalf
store will be enlarged at a cost of $15.
000 and the one at Longfellow win cost
MEMORY OF EEID
Naval Honors Will Be Paid Late Am
bassador as British Cruiser Starts on
oynse to Bring Body Home.
London England. TJcl sa Th m.
(SJ1?81. service for the late ambassador
niieiaw new, celebrated today in
Westminster abbey, was an impressive
ceremony. The honor of such a cele
oration has only on a few occasions
been accorded to any but British sub
jects. In the congregation of 2506 which
assembled, nearly half were American
residents in England, including the staff
of the American embassy and consulate
The British armored cruiser Natal
will convey the body of the late am
bassador from England to America.
The warship will sail early Saturday
and naval honors will be paid to the
dead ambassador as the cruiser puts to
9e. King George and queen Mary sent
to Dorchester house a wreath bearing
an inscription in the king's handwrit
ing to ambassador Reid's memory.
PRESIDENT AND F VMILY
START ON PANAMA TRIP
Washington. D. C Dec 20 President
Taft left Washington last night on his
trip to Panama. Before going aboard
"is private car. the president attended
the cabinet dinner given by secretary
Mrs. Taft. Charles Taft. their young
e rson. the secretar to the president
and Mrs Hilles th. a3sist int secretary
of the navj and Mrs Be, rnan Win
throp. M.u Thorn, s I. Kho.uies, V A
. and John N Timn.i.ns. 1' S A., aides
to the nr Milent th'-e Mi.r-': service
men an 1 a wh'te h-Mie stenographer
-i.n.priU the paxt which will board
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