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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Saturday, January Fourth, 1913.
FUNDAMENTAL human rights are pretty well established now, after some
thousands of years of ceaseless struggle. These fundamental rights are
not always respected, and they are often misunderstood, hut there exists to
day a fairly well defined code of ethics, the law of justice between man and man.
Questions that arise as to the relations between employers and employes
should be referred back to the fundamental code of human rights. There are no
exceptions to those well established rules, and there is no excuse for hazy thinking
while these rules are available to measure by.
One of the fundamental human rights is the right of a man to labor for his
own support and that of his family. In this labor, he should be free from mo
lestation, and society assumes to guarantee him 'this immunity, to protect his
life ana labor, and the fruits thereef, just so long as he does not trespass on the
rightful domain of another; then society steps in to determine, to delimit, the
rights of each with relation to the other, and to the state or society at large.
To apply this fundamental rule to present conditions, it is readily seen that
there is bo justification for the interference by strikers with the conduct of an
other man's business, or with the labor of men who are content with the condi
tions the strikers have renounced.
It is the duty of workmen and employers to resist such unlawful and wrong
interference, and it is the duty of the state to protect employers and workmen in
their rights, so long as they do not trespass on tne domain of others.
If an employer should send men to the home of a strike leader with instruc
tions to destroy the property, he would be amenable to the law. 'Just so, a striker
who aids in destroying the property of an employer is amenable to the law.
If an employer should; station guards about the houses of strikers to prevent
the men and their families from getting supplies in the effort to. starve them,
into submission he would .be subject to criminal prosecution, ana the men so
imperiled would be justified in adopting radical measures to raise the embargo.
Just so, pickets .placed around the factory of an employer by strikers, with a
view to preventing by force the entrance of workmen and supplies, are acting un
lawfully. No court would try to restrict the use of persuasion and other peaceable means
in the endeavor to gain recruits for a labor organization or keep Tip a strike. But
no court should hesitate to place the ban on measures transgressing the, funda
mental rights of employers, or of woridngmen desiring to sell their labor.
If it is right for a stray individual to stand at the door of your office when
you seek to enter in the morning, and. strike you down with a club, then it is right
for the "picket" of a labor union to maltreat a nonunion man seeking work. If the
first is wrong, the second is no less so.
If there really be any "problem" in the relations of employer and employe, it
arises mostly from the mental habit of making arbitrary distinctions. It is a
Tpa-rim of law that an act unlawful for an individual is unlawful for a crowd.
Apply this to all cases of interference with human rights in connection with the
relations of employer and employe, and you will not-go far wrong. Then apply
a further maxim, that a workingman or body of woridngmen is entitled before the
law to just the same consideration, no more, no less, as an employer or a poay or
employers, and the solving of many seemingly knotty questions becomes easier.
It is when labor unions, with all their excellent features, seek to deny to others
the rights they themselves prize, that they excite just opposition. They have done,
and are doing, a great work. Excesses are more hurtful to themselves and their
cause, than to those they would injure. Uut employers are foolish to try to ignore
or defy the unions. 1
It is a truth that allows of no quibble or question, that no man or body of
men has a right to interfere with the conduct of a lawful business by another man
or set of men. There is one great principle to guide public authorities always and
everywhere: that a government must protect its law abiding citizens in lawful and
peaceable occupations, at whatever cost.
Any man has a right to quit his job at any time, provided he violate no con
tract in so doing. But when that man quits, his connection with that job ceases,
and any other man has a legal right to take the place he has voluntarily vacated.
If the man who quits his job, damages the machine he has just left, or hurts the
jnPi-n who takes his place, that man violates the laws of property rights and personal
rights, and subjects himself to punishment.
Let 10,000 men quit their jobs: if they violate no contract they are within
their legal rights. But when they have quit, they retain no sort of proprietorship
in their former jobs. Their former employers have a perfect right to fill the vacant
places, and if 10,000 new men find employment, the former employes have abso
lutely no right to interfere with them, or with the business of their employer. If
the 10,000 who quit, engage in riotous acts, inflicting personalinjury upon or try
ing to intimidate those who have taken the vacant places, or destroying buildings
or machinery belonging to other people, they place themselves in the category of
criminals, and should e dealt with as such.
There need be no haziness of decision or opinion in these matters. If a govern
ment cannot protect its citizens in their fundamental rights of person and property,
what is a government good for?
However much the American public may approve of the demands made by
strikers from time to time, it is certain that the American public will not tolerate
anarchy and rebellion, whether the scale be small or large. Murder and arson,
are no less murder and arson because 10,000 men are accomplices in the crimes.
If any organization allows itself to be controled by men of lawless instincts, the
members of the organization must take the consequences. And while an actual
majority may be, and presumably is, on the side of law, those who do not take an
active part for the right become accomplices in the wrong.
Every person has a right to live, to work, and to conduct his business as he
pleases, so long as he does not interfere with the rights of all other persons to
live, to work, and to conduct their business as they please. When such interference
is attempted, government must step in and protect the rights of the community.
Failure to act upon this fundamental principle encourages disorder.
Hope for the future lies in education, on both sides, in th2 fundamental rights
of human beings organized in society and governed by self-imposed laws.
Second Cavalry, U. S. A.
N THE last half year, the Second cavalry, regularly stationed at Fort Bliss, has
received over 500 recruits from civilian life who had never seen army service
before. The regiment "has also been entirely remounted. No mounts were
brought here with the regiment when the skeletonized organization arrived from
the Philippines, but since August over 700 new 4 year old colts, unbroken to saddle,
have been received at the post, and have been broken and trained in remarkably
The regiment on review now rides by like veteran troopers, and it would take
a very keen eye to discern the difference, if there be any, between the performance
of these new recruits and new mounts, and that of the older regiments that have
been in garrison here since the Mexican situation became acute. The splendid ap
pearance1 of the Second is a fine testimonial to the intelligent hard work of the
(officers of the regiment from CoL Frank "West down to the newest chevron, and
also to the earnestness and fidelity of the individual troopers. El Paso is proud
of the Second cavalry.
It s only a step from the plunger to
Life is full of trials, and the verdict
Is generally against u.
The tnan who calls himself a fool
expects us to disagree with htm.
It s tbe successful man "who argues
that there is no such thing as luck.
Money talks, but it Is never such a
chatterbox as the people who talk
A pessimist is a man who never hopes
for the best because he hates to be
There may be plenty of room at the
top. but a man must be pretty well
balanced to remain there.
Distance, as a rule, doesn t magnify,
but the closer we get to some people,
thf smaller we find them to be.
Icn t acquire all your polish on your
shoes. , .
It takes two to make a quarrel.
Where there's a will: there's a wont
It sounds like an Irteh bull, but most
men don't know more than they do
"when a fellow a for a girl's
hand he seems to forget that she may
devflop eold feet.
"Here's where I hare the bulge. n
mv master," remarked the bird dog.
T can go right through the under
brush without getting any burrs on
bit pants '
JOt KJTAL KNTKIBS.
'Topeka Journal )
Too mary people expt more favors
tfcan the.' - willing to extend
ry iJrr. o - of folk have much bet
ter lu -' -v really dtwrvp
r (a r mak" ari enrn, of ,1
v,,n ! to , ' s in tr Trong
i?v "?Siot at a Thanksgiving dav
- -- v-onKn lv o ba4 if th next
- r- a fi a rtil not hnye to b
- er'r? the rernsm: of tlm
Most of the Christmas presents go
to those who don't need them.
It isn't the gasoline so much as the
other liquids which make a. Joy ride
Probably the greatest sufferer is an
old man who sees a. young man take
Some people want justice, and others
can't hope for anything better than a
Generally speaking, a. htf fee a
toy who will becom sportMm-ft Jjt
he doesn't outgrow It,
A grouch remarks tiuU Mr Merjm
should have invented a fi?lesuer fyr a
piano instead of a gtiu
Makers of counterfeit wey eje ij
to considerable trouble hj yiping their
journey to prison.
Men s hats are no long fys4 wtth
white sat in like a jewi -, t the
price retrains lofty and ovefte&?itg,
While we expect a Hoo4 4e. we
don't expect shippers and ritae4$
to agree on what contaituttt a. iwst
By the way of variety, a tuttrmm
might secure considerable ad vet tiffin
by remaining happily married to iter
Mules seldom kick without cause.
Tariff Igeisiation cannot affect the
wages of sin.
To the victim belongs the privilege
of paying the freight.
There are more lemons than plums
In the political orchard.
It's downright difficult for some
min'to live an upright life nowadays.
Many a man who has more money
than brains Is on the ragged edge of
Th'-e arr m'Tf crazv men thin
rr' wirrn probably b cause the
i.m r 'lnojft th'lr iaintfs so often.
Favor Test For Aliens
Students of the Immigration Ques
tion Hnie Many Problems
By Frederic J. Hnskin
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 4.
That there are still many un
solved problems in the han
dling of the Immigrant tide coming to
America is a fact patent to every stu
dent of the question. Some of these
problems are so 'knotty as to baffle
the most earnest attempts to settle
them fully and satisfactorily. Most
prominent among them is mthe ques
tion of qualifications for entering the
The -house of representatives insists
that the situation demands an educa
tional qualification for entrance. That
there is a very large percentage 01
ignorant Immigrants coming Into the
United States from eastern and south
ern Europe, the figures of the bureau
of immitrration nrove. More than a
third of the Syrians, Ruthenians, and
South Italians are unable to read; more
than a fourth of the Croatins, Russians
and Servians; and more than a fifth ot
the Bulgarians, Greeks, Lithuanians
and Poles, are in the same category. A
literary test would keep these people
Time to Choose Immigrants.
Those who favor the literary test
declare that our tide of immigrants is
now so large that there are difficulties
surrounding its assimilation, and that
the time has come when we can pick
our immigrants with greater, cart and
make it a select body rather'than one
that has not been filtered of the un
desirables. They do not assert that every illite
rate alien Is a bad citizen, or that even
the majoritv of them are; they argue
that a good Immigrant who can read
and write is better than a good one
who cannot, and that there are enough
of the former without having to .take
But other methods have been pro
posed to accomplish the same result.
One of the;e is the limitation of the
number of immigrants admitted by re
stricting the number of each race to a
certain percentage. This would sim
ply accept all that come as now, liter
ate and illiterate, up to a certain num
ber and prevent us from exercising -a
preference for literates over illiterates.
i Favor Men With Families.
Still another proposition for restric
tion is to exclude all unkilled labor
ers who do not come with their wives
I or families. It is argued by those who
urge this method of restriction, that
those who come unaccompanied arc
usually men who are coming over for
the purposeyof working a few years
and then returning home. It is de
clared that they tend to restrict the
opportunities of laborers who coma
with their wives and families. It gene
rally is agreed that the man who comes
with his wife or his family comes with
the intent of making America his
home an intent that tends to make a
good citizen of him. Those who oppose
this plan agree that there is much in
what its advocates say, but on the
other hand, there are so many laborers
who come over and get enough money
to bring their wives or families later
that the provolsion would shut out
tens of thousands of the very people
it was meant to help the men who
want to make America their home .jind
tho home of their posterity.
- lier method proposed for re-
ng immigration is td limit tbe
1 r of immigrants arriving at any
on port in any one year By this
method, it is urged. New York could be
saved frvom the great congestion that
exists there, and the tide of humanity I
could be better distributed to all parts
of the country. This plan is opposed
by others because it would throw the
immigrant traffic out of its natural
channels. Still another method pro
posed is that of raising the head tax
on all immigrants or of raising it on
those -who are unaccompanied by their
wives or families. The Immigration
commission concluded unanimously
that restriction is demanded by eco
nomic moral and social considerations,
but it rejected every plan of restriction
except the literacy test
Ila-d Life for the Deported.
It is generally conceded that the im
migrant handling business Is such a
profitable one that the steamship com
panies take many chances of being
fined $100, or of being required to carry
1iqL- an arnliMnhla immlcrant Tt fl(R
been recommneded that the fines be
, made so heavy for a lack of com
pliance with the law, as to render it a
dangerous thing for a steamship com
pany to accept passengers whom they
should not bring over, or even to con
nive at the coming of deportable per
sons. The deported immigrant has a
hard life of it He sas staked his all
to come, and when the steamship car
ries him back it is to dump him in
some foreign port without funds, to
continue his journey home.
Some have proposed that inspection
should be made at the ports of em
barkation, but the immigration author
ities do not agree with this. They say
that It would be a case of beginning
at the big end of the funnel. Where
countries are willing to assist their
immigrants, as in Italy and Russia, the
public health service stations its men
at the ports of embarkation and their
recommendations as to who will be ad
mitted and who are likely to be ex
cluded, are accepted by the govern
ments in question and by the steam
ship companies. In this way the evils
of deportation are reduced to a mini
mum. Problem of Distribution.
. The problem of distribution of im
migrants so as to keep them out of
the cities and to lead them to the land,
has had many solutions proposed, and
yet few of them seem likely to accom
plish their purpose. The. most inter
esting of these Is the proposal to es
tablish a zone of 100 miles radius
around each port of entry, and ,to ad
mit no alien who does not possess a
railroad ticket for some point beyond
that zone. This proposition is objected
to by others on sevteral grounds. One
Is that the ports themselves would
hardly be willing to accept'such con
ditions. For instance overcrowded as
New York is today, does one suppose it
would be willing to let -the immigrant
tide pass out of its gates without a
fair toll of humanity from It? Another
objection 13 that this would be only a
process of filling the coffers of tr-e
railroads; that the immigrant might go
Wyond the zone in question, but would
likely drift back again.
A serious problem from the stanl
polnt of the immigrant is hbw to avert
': unpleasant conditions of the deten
tion rooms of immigrant stations. In
most of the stations the size of the
rooms are adequate for the ordinary
ned- of the traffic, but, for instance.
In the case of Ellis Island, the steam
ship companies today may dump 5000
Immigrants out of their steerage quar
ters. Perhaps three-fifths of these
will go through all right, but the other
2006 must be detained for further ex
amination. It is inevitable under sucn
conditions that there will be crowding
in the detention rooms. And where
perhaps half of the detained know next
to nothing about cleanliness, and no
insignificant percentage of them ar
rive with vermin of one kind or an
other on their persons, it is inevitable
that the detention rooms will not al
ways be clean. At Ellis Island every
one admits that there long has been
imperative need of more room, and
yet with all the room that a liberal
government might provide, conditions
vould in all liko' liood remain such s
would trrato 111 mm tho sensibilitirs of
people nbo lvt .! jnliness.
It's purty hard t' eat a egg these
days without feelin' like a burglar. No
woman ever enjoys a play unless she's
dressed better'n anybuddy aroua3 her.
Charleston, S. C.
By GEORGE FITCH,
Author of "At Good Old Slvrnsh."
OF all the cities in the United States
none is more prominent or more
highly spoken of than Charleston,
S. C. . '
Charleston is of very ancient and dis-
tinguished birth, having been founded
before the year 1700. In most of the
history which the United States has
compiled, Charleston has been very
active. It is impossible to read more
than four pages in any account of the
American revolution or the civil war
without meeting Charleston careering
madly to fame in a storm of bullets.
Charleston called the first continental
congress. It produced a vice president.
It passed the constitution and defied the
government. It seceded from the union
and stood a three years' siege. It was
twice bombarded by the British. It was
destroyed by fire and saved by a fort of
palmetto logs. It entertained the most
disastrous earthquake that had visited
thjs country up to the time of the Frisco
Shiver. It has provided local color for
a shelf full of novels. It has half" a
dozen steamship lines. It built a world's
fair and recovered from it. It produced
Maj. Hemphill, whose ideas are quoted
with respect by the New York news
papers. Railroads sell excursion tickets
to Charleston from all over the country.
....... . . .
"The spirit of eternal truth which always
bounces when it is crushed to earth."
No map of the nation, no matter how
small, is complete- without at least an
emaciated flyspeck representing Charles
ton, even though Pittsburg, Cleveland
and St. Louis are left out of said maps
to make room.
The casual collector of information
who has only read of Charleston and has
; evaded statistics will therefore be some
what dazed to learn that Charleston has
only 5S,000 people, of whom not over
23,000 are white. Charleston, with its
25,000 white men, is bigger in history and
headlines than many a city of half a
Charleston is a quaint and beautiful
southern town with rare old churches
and houses, handsome palmetto avenues,
the manners of two centuries ago, the
pride of two Spains boiled down into
one, the temper of a stick of dynamite
and the spirit of eternal truth which al
ways bounces when it is crushed to
earth. It has been burned down, shot
down, tipped over and buried under weeds
from a three years' blockade. But in
spite of all these things it has always
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sfZs iZ "E SAJE. THINGS ASi )
FIRST AMERICAN SUFFRAGET
Margaret Brent, Sweetheart of Gov
ernor Calvert, Advocated
By Madison C. Peters
daring and Tigorous
the early history of
Maryland was Margaret Brent,
the sweetheart, some say the cousin, of
Leonard Calvert, governor of Mary
land, the brother of lord Baltimore.
Leonard Calvert came to America in
yl634, with over ?00. colonists. Margaret
'came four years later, from England,
with her brothers and were received
with honor, one of the brothers, Giles,
was advanced constantly, until in 1643,
when Leonard Calvert was called to
England, he was msde acting governor.
He. was an ordinary man to boj so sig
nally honored above others more de-si-rvlng.
Margaret's influence with the
governor explained the high favor.
Margaret schooled herself In the in
tricacies of English law regarding es
tates and decedents. She bought and
sold property, signing herself "attor
ney for my brother."
Persistently refusing to be wooed
and won, she ruled with queenly s,way
her little court at St Mary's. Brainjv
courageous, capable, tactful, pleasing
and fascinating, she became the vir
tual ruler of Maryland.
Succeeds to Governor's Estate.
Governor Calvert, forced by invading
pirates to flee from Virginia, Mar
garet remained in Maryland and looked
after the estates of both her family and
that of Calvert's. Returning two years
later, he died soon after. He was a
bachelor and on his death bed, sur
rounded by his council and Mary and
Margaret Brent he pointed to Margaret
that all might see, and made his short
will: "I make you my sole executrix;
take all and pay all." After this in
struction he asked that all, except Mar
garet leave the room. Margaret carried
out to the letter the command. "Take
all and pay all." There was some dis
pute as to her title to the house. This
was the first thing she took, and with
out waiting for the close of the dis
pute she acted quickly upon the old
law by which "possession is nine
points." Then she gathered together all
I ,; 2Ai?'
the governors Droperty and managed
- - .....--. .
Appointed "executrix" she had the
right to succeed Leonard Calvert as
lord Baltimore's attorney. She paid all
the debts and now received all the
nmfllS Of tllA Aetata Thl nlnnl5tJ
profits of the estate. The colonists
were astounded. They questioned the
legality of her claims and the provincial
court won by her powers of persuasion,
interpreted her rights in accordance
wjth her wishes.
She next asserted her claims to a
seat and vote in the general assembly.
Did not Leonard Calvert jn his life
time as lord Baltimore's attorney have
the right to vote and now since Leon
ard Calvert is dead, and she has suc
ceeded -his lordship's attorney, is it
not right that the seat and vote should
pass to her. As executrix she was en
titled to a vote in that capacity, and
therefore, she argued that she had the
right to two votes, a right no man had
ever dreamed of, two voc one for a
foreign lord, who had never authorized
her to act for him, and the other for
a dead man whose only instruction
was, "take all and pay all."
Aspires To Be In Assembly.
The first time in an American court
Jan. 21, 1648. a woman's claim was
made to sit and vote in a legislative
assembly, and the men "were ready to
yield to her forceful appeal, but gov
ernor Green, who looked upon Mar
garet Brent as his most dangerous ri
val, gained sufficient control of his
assemblymen, for he knew if she got a
seat in that house his job would be
gone, for It had been whispered that
she would make a better governor than
She failed In getting a-vote, but suc
ceeded in writing herself down in his
tory as the first woman in America to
advocate equal franchise and proved
herself to be the ablest man among the
colonists of Maryland. She was never
denied anything by the general assem
blv but her right to vote.
Thomas "White, another Maryland
man, left her his whole estate as a
pronf of "his love and affection and
of his constant wish to marry her."
This remarkably interesting colonial
dame passed from public view at 58
years of age. the most business like
and self reliant woman of her day, who
loved the public good,, minded her own
affairs, as well as those of her neigh
bors. risen again with both fists doubled. It
is the slowest growing of all American
cities but it doesnt' have to grow. It
was born big. If Charleston had 100,000
people it would run all over the south.
(Copyrighted by George Matthew
The house contractor is a man
Who works on a peculiar plan
Suppose a building he would raze,
He pulls it down, soodd his ways!
The baker's an unselfish guy
Such altruism dims our eye
His bread he lets us have when he
Quite clearly kneads it more than we.
The waiter's name don't seem to fit
We fail to see the Sense of It:
He hurries to and fro with plates
The diner 'tfs who really waits.
And there's the man who goes aroun
With paste and brush and bills tho
Though paying work his way may fall
His business drives him to the wall.
TWO SUPERirTTENDENTS HERE.
A. G. Whitington. superintendent of
the T. P. wifh headquarters at Big
Springs, Tex., and Page Harris, super
intendent -ot transportation of the T. P.
with headquarters at Dallas, Texas,
are in El Paso on business. ,
Advice To the Lovelorn
By Beatrice Fairfax.
NOT A MATTER. OF TIME.
My Dear Miss Fairfax:
During the past summer, while at a
popular summer resort I was overcome
by the undertow, and bad it not been
for the prompt assistance of a young
man I should perhaps have drowned.
Since then we have become friends. Re
cently he asked me to marry him. I
have found no serious defects in his
character, and I ielieve I love him
dearly. Do ou thins wevhave known
each other long enough? Vivien.
You have known each other long
enough if you knew all about each
other, and are in love. You say you
"believe" you love him; don't you
know? Unless you Know, don't marry
him. I am afraid h s rescue of you has
put romantic notions in your head.
Don't be led into marriage by a senti
ment that is purely gratitude.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am a young man of 2S years old
and deeply in love with a girl five years
my senior. Do you consider the differ
ence in our ages too great to marry?
The difference in your ages is too
trfling to consider. It Is on the side
that is unfair to the girl, and if she
is willing you should not object
BY NO MEANS.
Dear Miss Fairfax : '
I am IS -and deeply in love with a
man 28 years old. I know that my love
Is reciprocated. However, all of my
friends say that he is too old for me
and is trying to talk me out 'of mar
rying him. I do not expect to get mar
ried until I am about 26.
Do you think the difference in our
age is too great for- our happiness?
My parents think a great deal of him.
He Is not a day too old for you. You
love each other and your parents ap
prove. Under the circumstances your
friends are zealbus to the extent of
LET IT TAKE ITS COURSE.
Dear Miss Fairfax.
A short while ago I attended a dance,
where I met a young man four years
my senior. He accompanied me home
that evening and other evenings. Of late
! ,a narai L-rf mA e 4an,i Yttl, htm '
e jicd aan.s nit; iu uaui-t; wim unit-
I like him very much, and would like
to secure his friendship C. L E.
he never asks me to dance with him.
If he likes you be will give evidence
all the sooner if you make no attempt
to force his friendship.
Be friendly, but no more than with
others, and do not by word 'or sign,
show him that you care for him.
Letters to The Herald.
TAll communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will be" withheld if requested.
DIFFERS WITH PREACHERS.
Editor SI Paso Herald:
I attended service last Sunday in a
Presbyterian church in El Paso, and
listened to a sermon, a talk on life, tne
life of the human family here and now
and life after what is called death.
The preacher gave what he called,
opinions, or theories, of many men
that lived during the past or last cen
tury and then finished by explaining
that this life here and now was a pre
paration for the great future. Heaven,
I would like to know how this
preacher or any other person, past or
present could, or can give a correct
or scientific opinion on such a subject
The people of this earth have had
much of such speculation through tne
past ages. There ought to be an end
to such speculation. It is misleading,
deceiving, enslaving, mentally and fi
nancially. When a person makes such
assertions as a heaven and a God, a
devil and hell, in the orthodox mean
ing, he orhe says that which he or
she cannot prove.
We have little truth and big and
many lies. Governments, industries
and especially commercialism, hinge on
deceptionrobbery and murder in every
incentive to do wrong, competition to
rob each other. "In the sweet bye and
bye, we shall meet on the beautiful
shore, the streets of heaven paved with
gold, the sliver and golden stairs and
the river that flows by the throne of
God, the harps that play in heaven,"
and much more is taught that they
that teach it know nothing about and
millions accept it as truth.
We are living in a scientific age and
we should try to be scientific with all
else as we are in arithmetic, as in a
problem of simple addition. Let us
learn to begin to try to make in a
proper manner a grand civilization here
on. earth and let us waste no word on
what some call the continuation of life
after the death of the body. man.
Then let us sing and work for the
sweet good here and now. We know
not. where we come from: we know
not where we go. thousands of years
t and maybe billions of people and, ,to be
ue nii agnostics.
P. W. Doyle.
FOND OF THE IIEIU.VLD.
Corosal, Canal Zone, Dec 24.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I am sending you postoffice money
order for six months' subscription to
The Herald. Saturday Is our mail day
from New Orleans on the Zone and
if I don't get The Herald I am dis
appointed, so please see that you have
my address as above.
I am one of the engineers that left
Mexico last April. I worked on the
Mexico North Western and the Parral
& Durango railroads. I am now run
ning an engine for the I. C C. on the
canal construction work.
The Herald keeDs me in .touch with
all my old friends and the develop
ment of northern Mexico and the state
of Texas for which I will always have
a fond remembrance.
J. E. Connolly.
The Busy Vomen
By Walt Mason.
The women keep after their rights;
their husbands, unfortunate wights, are
scrubbing the floors and washing the
doors, and herding the babies at nights.
The women still go to the club; their
husbands are eating stale grub, and
sweeping the stairs and dusting the
chairs, and doing their stunt at the tub.
On juries the women now sit, while
lawyers throw fit after lit; their hus
bands may take up the burden and
bake, and darn the okl stockings, and
T.:x. mt .-k.iAn kva ninniruT Trtr antr3
like other political ehaps; their hus-
nanus nave m ' w-n-ngumg
wives, which they'll use at elections
perhaps. The dames are the equals of
men; they've said it again and again;
they've laid down the law with the hoof
and the jaw, the dornick and buldgeon
and pen. Professions the women in
vade; you run against matron or maid
in the office and store, in the shop ever
more, assertive, serene, unafraid. But
you don't see the girls laying byick. or
sweating around with a pick; and they
don't seem it itch for a job in tlie ditch,
along with Tom. Harry and Dick. Oh,
the men will remain upon guard where
the work is both dirty and hard, while
The Choice of the Hour
A Short Story.
RANCOIS VERDIBR had rushed
into aviation as others jumpc 1
out of a window on the fifth
floor. He wasted to die. but he did
not want to take the initiative and
besides, he had other conscientious
scruples, chief among which was th
respect of the honorable family to
which he belonged.
He was honorable, but not honored,
nor very high up on the ladder of so
ciety and this was the trne cause or
all his unhappiness. xfts father vas
5a foreman in a factory at Plessans
and, watching- him at work, Fran.",..s
had learned to love machines and ma
chinery. From the public school he
had gone to a technical college and
passed his final examination wua
When he returned home to his na
tive town, a young engineer, he lui
only one ambition, that of raarring
Madeline Meyreuil, the daughter vl j.
magistrate. He had loved her f .
years. But her proud parents refused
to consider him as 2. soninlaw. and u.
few months later pretty Madeline was
married to baron Charles de Quieras. a
poor nobleman. Then Francois ei
dter, thinking his happiness ruine.
decided to die.
"I shall not actually commit su.
cide," he thought "but I will bet om
an airman and sooner or later I shall
break my neck."
He took the most foolhardy nsk3
and became known to everyone who
saw him fly as "the madcap flier
But no matter how quick he arose
or how speedily he plunged downward
he always maintained the balance
which kept him safe. How many times
hadn t he been tempted to help fate a
little, but every time some mysterious
instinct made him do' the right thing.
He simply could not help it
His courage soon made him famous.
he had been seen styuefding upwards
in the teeth of a gale, on all the lon
distance flights be had mounted high
er and finished far ahead of anjont
His volplanes were incomparable feats
of daring and when a crowd saw a
monoplane break through the clouds
and rush towards earth with the
speed of a meteor they alwas ex
claimed: , That is Francois Verdler
An jdea gradually took possession of
' his mind: "I will not die. I will In e
and become tne most xamous ilier m
the world, that she may dream about
me and sigh at the thought that but
for herself, she might have shared m
He must live. He felt it more ana
more every day, everything told him
so A the immensity of the space opt-a
to his daring; the pride he felt when
he was planing down towards the
earth: the intoxication of speed, and
the exhaust of his powerful motor.
One day he said to himself.
"It is not enough that they read
about me in the papers down there- I
will surprise those narrow minded peo
ple of my native town by flying oer
their heads. I will hake them all fe-'
ashamed of themselves when they se
me soaring among the clouds likevaa
eagle, and she will feel sorry that she
married an empty totle."
He carried out his intention and one
day all Plassans turned out to greet
the daring aviator. Baron de Queira3
was there with his young wife, wuos
face flushed when she saw Franco s
Verdler disappear, a mere speck on tn
sky. He suddenly swooned down aga 1
in the most daring volplane he hai
ever executed. The whole town went
wild with enthusiasm, as some of his
old schoolmates carried him should---high
through the madly cheer' n
me same evening Madeline wrote
I him a letter reminding him of ih-,
1 old love. She found life with her norl-
nusband hopelessly monotonous ana
offered to elope with him.
"Just fix the date." she wrote a" 1
when everybody is asleep, we will fn
away on the wings of our glorious
bird, never to return here again.'
The bir motor was purring in th
stillness of the night The clock stru' .
12 and all the lights of Plassans wi l
out one by one. From their d.7 -height
they saw the town far belj
llke a. dark spot while they seemed to
steer direct for the stars.
"Are you afraid, Madeline" he ask 1
"I could never be afraid when w 'i
you dear. I am so glad iou hae fir
given me that I an think of noinin-
"I ha-ve forgiven ou. Madeline, bu.
you do not know what it has cost me
I thought I should go mad wh. n 1
lost you. I had loved ou as long s
I can remember, and it was tv
thought of you that spurred me on at
"Do not let us speak of the pa
Francois. You are famous now. T wi
get a divorce and we still have a log
life of happiness before us "
She gave a cry of terror
"The motor, Francois' Be quiet, lis
He stopped speaking She held her
breath. The motor had stopped.
"Francois," she screamed, "jou a"-e
not going to do anything rash. Sta-t
. He did not answer. He was fu!
alive to their danger. He did r, -
want to die now. He must plane down
since the motor would not start airaii
he must land: them safely somewhe-p
and he felt cool, knowing his abiliry
to do so.
"Stop crying," he said rudelv.
But in her dread she clung to h n
and? screamed: "You murderer' Y 1
only brought me up here to kill me
She hampered his movements an 1
nothing could save them.
"Do not touch me," he cried, but t
was too late.
Down below the little town lent
peacefully, ignorant of the drama
which was to .shock everybody the
14 Years Ago .Today
From The Herald This Date 1S0S.
Alderman Dan P. Stewart has re
turned from a month's visit to Mich.
gan. John T. Thomas arrived over f
T. P. this morning and will leave for
Col. Dick Hudson, deputy collector
of customs at Dein-ng. N M is spend
ing a few days in the citv
Four hoboes were arrested toda 1 v
night watchman Raynor of the G H.
in the yards of that company.
c Kr T'-r?ead- auditor of the r. ;
b. M. & P., went to Casas Grandes to
day on business connected with the
A load of car wheels arrived on tn.
Mexican Central yesterday fom tt-r
city of Mexico for use on this end of
the Central line.
A new crew was put on the G H.
yesterday and now this road has mora
crews employed than t-r befor a
"V? ahbror-dr 0, x -.
r- -1- ijogan. of this cit iame in on
the T. P. this morning rd will speni
a few days with his brothers.
M. J. Millott, foremn if the G II
machine shop, who nas been srer' T
ing the holidays in San Anton hi n
company with ms wife, returned . sa
There was no work done tod-j
tne new railroad oridge which
ing constructed across the neij
Mexican authorities int. rpn
jection and the work rn st
the dizzv old dames plav tv
games and talk of the.r r - tl
jurd t'opynght, 1")11, by 1