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EL PASO HEUALD
Editorial and Magazine
Thursday, January Sixteenth, 1913.
EXICAN federal government reports show SZ4,0U0,uuu on nana in xne
treasury last July. The public debt was $223,000,000, an increase of
$6,600,000 for the year. Since that time, bonds have been sold in large
sums, though how much has never been officially stated. It lis known that two
proposed bond issues were necessarily abandoned for the time, because the New
Yoik bankers who investigated the proposal refused to accept the bonds without
a ruinous premium to cover the risk.
In his budget for the nezt fiscal year, the minister of finance asks for
$16,000,000 more than the disbursments of 1911-12, and $9,000,000 more than the
budget for the current fiscal year. The increase of $16,000,0007 means an average
increase of $6 or $8 per family throughout the republic Part of the added tax,
however, will be raised from increased import duties.
To understand what the increase of $16,000,000 a year means to Mexico, re
flect that it is an actual increase of 33 1-3 percent over the expenses of two years
ago. In its average effect on the country and the people, the increase is exady the
same as if the United States government undertook to raise by direct tax
$250,000,000 more per year than is raised at present f or national purposes.
Imagine what would happen to industry, business, and finance if congress
should authorize aa increase, in one year, of $250,000,000 in the national budget,
and demand that the sum be raised from current taxes. That is what Mexico is
facing right now.
All this time, Mexico is destroying wealth at a great rate. Look what has
happened in Juarez: it is only a sample of what has been-going on all over the
republic "Wealth by the tens of millions has been destroyed by burning and blow
ing up; by paralyzing industries and discouraging capital; by throwing armies of
men out of productive work and killing or disabling wage workers; by dissipating
the laboring population, upsetting all ecenonu adjustments, and creating literally
millions of dependents.
Mexico's worst enemy today is economic rather than political disturbance. Po
litical agitators might be bought off with money of office, but industry and confi
dence cannot be restored so simply.
How could Mexico ever pay for the damage that has been done? The answer
is, that she couhfnot pay, and will not pay. What is lost is lost, so far as internal
affairs are concerned. Mexico could not, and will not, voluntarily assume the repay
ment of losses suffered in two years of chaos. She may be made to pay, but that
would require the handling of a tremendous international loan, and the establish
ing of a fiscal protectorate by the powers.
It is not at all impossible that the suggestion of joint action by two South
American republics and the United States may yet be seriously considered.
Mexico does not seem to possess the power to reconstruct herself unaided.
THE CALIFORNIA WAY.
"San Francisco, CaL, Jan. 15. Stand
ing alone before a bitterly hostile mass
meeting of club women, convened for
the purpose of planning his political
destruction, police judge Charles L.
Welter, against whom a recall campaign
has been launched by members of the
Oceanside Woman's club and others, at
tempted to make a dramatic plea for
justice at the hands of his accusers and
met only with & volley of hisses and cat
calls that almost drove him from the
"Cries of Throw him out, and 'Down
with the rascal' came from all parts
of the hall and it was with difficulty
that the chairman, Mrs. A. W. Best,
brought about order to allow judge Wel
ler to speak."
Rules For El
0 ESCAPE HOLD UPS:
Don't sit in a room in a hoteL
Don't remain at home.
Don't go out into your front yard.
Don't enter the house without burning formaldehyde and sulphur first in the
place to drive out intruders.
Don't ever walk in the shadow.
Since the electric lights burn only when the moon is supposed to be shining,
never walk out when the moon is under a cloud.
Don't under any circumstances walk on a sidewalk.
Always take the middle of the street in walking home at night.
If you walk in the street, be careful not to allow yourself to be overtaken by
automobile or bicycle highwaymen.
Always notify the police in advance before you are held up.
Go as far around as possible, and hold np your arm to ward off blows and
bullets, whenever you see a group of men standing together, and remember that
the persons you think are women may be highwaymen in women's clothes.
Never wear your watch if you value it as a keepsake.
Don't leave your watch at home when you go out of the house; burglars are
watching your movements.
Carry no money in your pockets.
Wear your oldest clothes when you go on the street, for they may be taken
from you at any moment.
Leave your poll tax receipt at home if you want to vote in April; such is
the bitterness of the factional fight in the Democratic party that organizers will
stop at nothing in order to get possession of poll tax receipts.
Don't ever wear your real diamonds when you go out; wear paste imitations.
Never leave your diamonds in a safe, 'for that is the most natural place in
the world for burglars to look for them.
If you use your stockings for a bank, be sure they are well darned and tied
on with wire.
If you hear a knock or ring at your front door, do not answer the summons,
for it is probably a holdup man.
If you are a woman alone in the house, never answer the telephone for the
intending burglar will at once find out if you have no man around.
Burglars and highwaymen especially aim at preachers, newspaper men, book
makers, and members of the Y. W. C. A. '
Don't leave any gasoline in your auto tank when you step inside the building;
drain it off and deposit it in the bank until you neeed it.
Don't go armed you will only lose your gun in addition to losing all the rest
of your stuff.
Only habitual criminals and sworn officers are permitted to carry firearms in
A lock that should never be bolted
It Isn't wise to pick a quarrel or
cull a leg before it is ripe.
Love is blind, but the prettier a
girl is the less apt is she to believe
Ambition never grows old. In" fact,
ti seldom reaches the age of maturity.
Drlr.k may drive away dnll care, but
it always comes back a little sharper.
Manv a man who says he makes both
ends meet is merely stretching his im
Flattery is a good bait for suckers,
tut you can catch some of them with
a bare hook.
Appearances are often deceptive.
Even the girl with a rosebud mouth
may give a withering smile.
Too many people labor under the de
lusion that they are getting the worst
Occasionally a telephone is used to
call a man tip for the purpose of call
ing him down.
Not so many of the people who
liaven't much money are eTer found to
be in need of surgical operations. ,
Many a fellow has been cornered
who Isn't square.
The more some people have the more
they want That's why they go around
looking for trouble.
When you are forced to eat your
own wurds they should of course be
taken with a grain of salt.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL WAY.
"Washington, D. C, Tan. 13. Judge
Bobert W. Archbald, of the commerce
court, was found guilty today by the
senate, sitting as a court of impeach
ment of having misused his office and
power as a judge for his personal gain.
"Archbald was convicted on five or the
13 counts which the house of repre
sentatives brought against him.
"As the roll call proceeded 68 senatora
rose in their places slowly and pro
nounced the word 'Guilty' in low tones.
Only 5 voted for acquittal, though but a
two-thirds vote was necessary to convict.
"The senate in executive session de
cided to impose on judge Archbald the
full penalty of removal from office and
disbarment from ever again holding a
position of honor, trust, or profit for the
A broad' minded man is seldom
If you have a shadow of suspicion
beep It dark.
Better a tramp In the woods than one
In the kitchen.
The -world likes to be amused; there
lore all the world loves a lover.
Even the community that needs
shaking- up would draw the line at an
..Jt is never too late to blame It on
the other fellow when you make a
The old bachelor says a girl after a
man's own heart is usually after some
other fellow s.
You can't judge a -woman by her
looks -when she looks as if she didn't
know you -were looking.
Making easy money is so often fol
lowed by the hard work of trying to
keep ahead of an enterprising sheriff.
Is this an old one: Two brothers
were in the coal business. One joined
church and the other -weighed the coal.
Every fat man knows a lot of things
to' do to reduce his weight. But he
keeps on gaining; he doesn't do them.
Perseverance is, a great institution,
much as -we hate th flv tht tWt to
stick around all winter without as- ft
sistance from the tanglefoot '
A prospective purchaser has an ad
vantage over th assessor In learnin
the details of the increase in Ian
Millions Made From Needles
Women of the United States Use
About 300,000,000 Needles
By Frederic J. HasKln
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 16.
From time immemorial needles
and pins, small Instruments of
trouble to the married man, have
played an Important part in the evolu
tion of human civilization. Civiliza
tion cannot exist among unclothed hu
man beings, and clothing cannot be
produced without needles to sew it
Consequently, the use of the needle
dates back to the stone age when it
took the form of a hooked bone by
means of which the primitive -woman
drew together the skins of the animals
captured by her lord and master, fas
tening them with sinews in lieu of
thread. And because needles were
difficult to obtain and sinew even
more so. and also because different oc
cupations required a change in the
manner of draping the prehistoric
robe, a temporary fastening had to be
evolved. This -was pinning and nature
provided strong, smooth thorns which
required little or no preparation to
make them serve their purpose. ,Thus
the primitive family -was quite as de
dependent upon the needle and pin for
their bodily comfort as is the family
of the present
Endless Variety of Needles.
There is an almost endless variety
of needles and the different uses of
them are increasing. The use of ma
chinery for knitting, shoe-making and
garment-making calls for special
needles -which must be changed fre
quently to keep up with the improve
ments developed in the machines.
There are a number of kinds of cook
ing needles which were well known
in Europe, but it took an American lo
invent the ham needle which" is used
in all of the great meat packing es
tablishments of this country. It Is
really a thin knife blade tapered to a
point but It has a long oval eye to
carry the stout twine drawn through
the end of ham and other pieces of
meat -which have to be hung in the
The Improvements upon the various
kinds of machine needles are largely
made by Americans although the best
hand sewing needles are still sup
posed to be imported from England.
The development of the shoe-making
trade called for many special kinds
of needles, one of the most unique' be
ing grooved and curved Into a frac
tion of a circle. It Is used for putting
the welts upon shoes. Many of the
needles -used in sewing leather are
triangular .in shape instead of round.
The fine glove needles are triangular
down to the extreme point
The knitting machine could not be
made practical until the idea of hav
ing the needles hooked at the end oc
curred to the inventor. After that
principle became recognized the evolu
tion of the knitting machine -was as
sured. No less than 1,397,533 gross of
machine needles of various kinds -were
manufactured In this country last year
and about one-sixth of these were
designed for some part of shoe manu
facture. Needles In Surgery.
The development of surgery calls
for an almost endless variety of
needles for their somewhat gruesome
uses It is the development of the
surgeon's needle which is largely re
sponsible for the success of many ope
rations and for the comparatively m
noticeable scars resulting from the
use of the surgeon's knife upon the
face or hands.
Expert dermatologists, -who devote
their skill to the improvement of fac
ial defects, have originated several
new forms of surgeon's needles, one cf
the most remarkable of which is the
nose needle, which can sew clean
thrqugh the cartilage of the nasal or
gan -when a change in "its outline has
been seemed desirable.
Daily Consumption Is 3,000,000.
According to a recent estimate, the
dally consumption of needles through
out the entire world amounts to over
3.000,000. The women of the United
States use about 300,000,000 needles each
year. In addition to the machine
needles, about a half million gross of
ordinary sewing needles are manufac
tured in this country each year and a
little more than that number are im
ported from England. The manufac
ture of needles takes an intricate
routine requiring at least 22 distinct
processes from the time the wire is cut
into proper length until the finished
needles are finally stuck into the pur
ple paper used to prevent their rust
ing. To many people the placing of the
eye in the needle is the most interest
ing process, because of the minute ex
actitude required. It is related of a
Russian prince -who went through an
English needle factory that he ex
pressed his surprise that a hole could
be put in so fine an object as the sliver
of steel designed for a fine cambric
needle. "Will your highness give me
a hair from your head?" asked the
manager who was showing the dis
tinguished visitor through the factory.
The hair -was given and the manager
passed it to the workman at the drill
ing machine who put a hole through
it and presented it to the prince
threaded -with a bit of silk of micros
Annual Output Is $5,000,000.
The manufacture of needles and pins
Is usually conducted in the same fac
tory and the output is usually reck
oned together In the making up of
government reports. There are now
46 of these establishments, fewer than
were reported several years ago, al
though their aggregate production is
much greater. They employ about 5000
wage earners, a large percentage of
whom are women and children, because
with the Improved machinery, there is
less need for highly skilled laborers.
The total products of these factories
amount to over 15,000,000 in annual
value. The larger part of this is in
pins, for the United States does a
large part of supplying the world
with pins for which there is an ever
The oft repeated question, "what
becomes of all the pins?" has never
yet been answered and last year there
were used in this country alone about
one hundred and ten billion common
pins which is an average of more than
125 for each man, woman and child.
The average was only 72 a few years
ago, butl in al, probability, in a few
years it will reach a pin a day of
which no trace is found and the stu
dents of waste products have before
them a complex problem The great
est number of common pins are manu
factured in Connecticut which last
year turned out almost 50,000,000 gross
Ban on Pins at One Time.
The common pins -were first made
in Europe about the middle of the
14th century, and they became general
In England some time later. In 1483
the importation of pins from France
was forbidden by an English statute,
although in 1540 queen Catharine had
them imported for her own use. About
this time they began to be manufac
tured, in England.
Pns were first made in the United
Stages during the Revolutionary war
by Jermiah Wilkinson, of Rhode Island,
who- formed the heads by twisting fine
wires. Prizes -were offered in Carolina
in h few years later for the first native
'mde pins and needles although there
is no record of them having been
Claimed. The war of 1812 brought
flihnnt a rrrpnt scarcity of nln and
'their price went up so enormously that
the women of the period careiuny pre
served every needle with a broken eye,
which thev con erted into a pin by
fixing to it a h- ad of colored sealing
wax Some of ihcf wax headed pins
are still prcserTwd as historic relics uy
Miss Mazie Bud has called her weddin'
off as she wants f look around a while
longer. A farmer is th' most independ
ent feller in th' world. He never has t'
ask f er work.
The Ideal Man of To-day
Tenderness, Kindness, Humanity
Give "Way to Brte Force of
the Former Aged.
By Ella Wheeler Wlllcox.
O MUCH is said about the New
Woman and so little about the
New Man. Yet Man is a very dif
ferent being from the one who used to
dominate the world.
The taste of the times Is changed,
because the men of the times have
changed from butchers to inventors,
from destroyers to creators, and turned
from self-seeking aims to altruistic en
Such men and such ideals of man
hood were rare indeed in the time of
the Alexanders and the Caesars and the
It must seem encouraging to the
thoughtful mind when we consider how
much more universal the spirit of kind
ness has become in the world in a
hundred or two years.
There was never before so strong a
sentiment of kindness toward weaker
-things of earth.
Imagine a society for preventing
cruelty to children, or for redressing
the wrongs of animals, in the days of
Napoleon! Even at so recent a period
as that parents were supposed to be
individual monarchs over their chil
dren, no matter how they misused or
And an animal might bo tortured by
a fiend in human form and no one
could interfere unless he chose to come
to a personal hand-to-hand combat
The Trnly Great.
Abraham Lincoln is not famed as a
skilled slaver of deer or as a niie-lHst-
He might, have failed utterly as a j
uuicaer 01 men or oeasts. sut he was
a great statesman, a great ruler, a
No man today stands forth as truly
great who does not include mercy and
humanltarianism among his virtues.
During the next hundred years brain
and heart will be the most important
qualities In leaders and rulers.
Muscle and physical courage will
have to take second place.
Many a splendid fellow endowed with
the strength of a young Olympian god
has no taste for shooting or boxing.
Good health, good habits, a love of
nature, a love of humanity, and a mind
filled with high Ideals of helpfulness
to humanity; a brain alert to under
stand the world's needs these are at
tributes of the New Man.
He may not write essays on the best
way to slaughter wild animals, but he
will know how to slay the wild beasts
o,f selfishness, and lust and greed In
his own nature, and how to deal With
them in others.
Day of War Hero Over.
However war may be raging upon
the earth today, yet the day of the
war hero is over.
Humanity calls for a higher type,
and it is coming.
Whenever the world demands a new
order of hero, he arrives.
The world is just beginning to know
that thought is the most wonderful
force in the universe. It is greater
than dynamite or gunpowder, or elec
tricity. Just as the old monsters of land and
se,a. Passed away from the earth, so
will the soldier and the hunter pass
and give place to better types. Copy
right 1913, by the Star company.
DR. THADDEUS LOWE, INVENTOR,
DIES IN CALIFORNLY.
Pasadena, CaL. ' Jan. 16. Dr. Thad
deus S. C Lowe, noted as a scientist
experimenter and Inventor, died today
at the Some of his daughter here. He
had been almost helpless for a year,
the result of a fall which fractured his
Dr. Lowe was born In Jefferson, N.
H.. Aug. 10, 1832.
He invented an ice compression ma
chine, and established the first cold
storage plant Other devices invented
by him practically revolutionized the
gas making- industry.
AFTER ESCAPED CONVICT.
Rr Cunningham, an official of the
state penitentiary at HuntsviUe. Texas,
arrived in El Paso Thursday morning
to take Beverly Woods back with him.
Wpoos was arrested here last Monday
atter he had escaped from the Juarez
jaiL breaking his ankle In the attempt
woods was sentenced to the peniten
tiary for 65 years on a charge of mur
der. H. D. Bowman, of Las Cruces, was
here Thursday on his way to Wash
ington to settle the federal building
site question, which has been up al
Las Cruces for several weeks.
women belonging to patriotic organi
zations. Early Mns Had Separate Heads.
The early pins had their heads made
separately and attached to the shrank,
a. tedious and unsatisfactory process,
J?iF freluently the heads came ofr.
The need of a firm headed pin was
so apparent to Dr. John Ireland Howe,
a physician in Bellevue hospital. New
York, that he finally invented it and
the Howe factories established In New
England in 1833, manufactured pins
from his method. Previous to this,
Lemuel W. Wright, another Amedican,
had secured a patent in England for
making solid headed pins. In 1841
Samuel Slocum invented a pin sticking
machine for sticking the pins into
papers and he entered into the Howe
Pin Manufacturing company, which
utilized his machine in their factory.
The variety in pins is almost ,ns
great as in needles and there Is no lim
it to their uses and designs. The safe
ty pin is said to be a distinctly Ameri
can invention, although antiquarians
now have claimed to have found its
counterpart made centuries ago.
A most important by product of the
pin and needle- industry is the hook
and eye, which cause quite as much
trouble to the modern married man as
did the pin and needle to his ancestor.
The hooks and eyes can frequently
be manufactured of waste materials
in the pin factorv Nearlv 2.000.000
gros5 of hooks and ees were manu
faci" . I m the T'n'ted Stat, s List
jiir 1 ' --i 1 1 a . v hn 1 e
Tomorrow The Revolution of China
The Husband Q u e s t i o n
Beatrice Receives Another tetter
From Her Aged Suitor and
Is Very Angry.
By Virginia Tcrhnne Van de Water
WHEN the laughter occasioned
by Henry Blanchard's tele
phone message and his niece's
abrupt reply had subsided. Helen re
marked with assumed gravity:
"POor old uncle! ! !I'm afraid I have
made him very angry!'-
"I suppose," opined Beatrice, wearily,
"that -I should have let him come, but
I couldn'. bear to see anyone just now.
while I feel so far from welL"
"Of course you can't" answered Hel
en, affectionately. "You are just in
stinctively nice to everybody. But un
cle Henry can't understand that and
thinks that your niceness to him is be
cause of your liking for him, especially.
It's not your fault; it's just masculine
egotism that's all."
If Beatrice's conscience smote her
at her friend's remark she did not be
tray this fact in her speech. Instead,
when Helen suggested that she "try
to get a nap," she closed her eyes obe
diently and was soon sleeping calmly
and innocently as a baby.
Alone With Her Thoughts.
When she awoke It -was the early
afternoon and she was . alone. Her
nourishment disposed of, ' the invalid
settled herself to read, but soon grew
weary, and, closing her book, lay
through the long 'hours, letting her
thougnts rove where they would. The
twilight darkened into dusk and her
gloomy thoughts kept pace with it
She was on the verge of tears when
there was a sound of footsteps on the
veranda, and Helen Robblns came in
leading Jack and Jean.
"These chicks have been fed," she an
nounced, smiling down at the children,
"and now they are going jS roost"
Then, noting lier friend's moist eyes,
she laid a cool hand on the widow's
forehead. "Are you feeling badly,
dear?" she asked solicitously.
"No," replied Beatrice, trying to
smile. "I'm just blue. I was feeling
awfully forlorn before you came.
Tm not really ill!" declared Bea
trice, with a sudden change of mood. 'T
thougi that Mr. Maynard was to be I
crnn'a anmo Hav '
So diO,' said her friend, "but he uj ever gg horde of state em
ms lo have changed his mind. I JsnTTOO rlJU;rax ? , ,A rn th
seoms to have chanced
"Mr. Blanchard said he was afraid
youmust be very 111 if none of your
friends could see you," said little
Jack. "And he made me scared about
you. He gave me this letter to give
to you. mother, but he said for me not
to let Mrs. Robblns give it to you. He
gave me a quarter, too," he added con
scisntiouslr "Where did you see Mr. Blanchard?"
demanded his mother, dismayed at -the
"He was' at my house when I took
Jack and Jean down there," explained
Helen Bobbins angrily. "I do think he
is the most impertinent busybody I
ever saw in the guise of a man."
The widow laid the note on the ta
ble by her bed.
'Til read this after awhile," she said
with an effort to appear indifferent
"I'm too tired to do it now. Please
don't say anything to him about it
Helen," pleaded Beatrice gently. "Son,
dear," turning to Jack, "I want you to
give me that quarter and I will give
you another in its place. And now
hand me a sheet of paper and an en
velope from the desk." .
Returns the Quarter.
The child did her bidding silently,
and watched her as, sitting up in bed,
she scribbled a few lines with a trem
bling hand. Then she folded the paper,
slipped that and the money Into the
envelope, and handed it to Mrs. Hob
bins. "Please give that to Mr. Blanchard
when you see him," she directed, "but
read It first yourself."
Helen read the few words written in
pencil on the sheet of paper intrusted
to her care. They ran:
"My Dear Mr. Blanchard My son
has given me this quarter, which he
says you paid him for carrying your
letter. I cannot allow- my children to
act as go-betweens or to accept pay
ment for doing favors.
Ts that all right?" the writer asked
her friend, anxiously.
"Exactly right" was the prompt re
ply. 'TH hand this to him as soon as
l get back home."
, When Helen Bobbins had taken her
departure, and Mary had conveyed the
children off to their room, Beatrice
Minoropened Henry Blanchard's letter
and read it -
"Dear, dear child," he had written.
"How sorry I am to learn of your Ill
ness! I could have wished, however,
that you had sent me some kinder
message than that which Helen de
livered to me by telephone. Since even
those who have a right to be counted
among your true friends are forbidden
your presence, I can only resign my
self to await your recovery. May it be
rapid! In the meanwhile, if I can be
of any service to you In any way, do
not hesitate to call upon yours ever
"?et ls ihllIr old 'TC?mn!" declared I
Beatrice bitterly, as she tore the let
ter into bits and flung these Into the
waste basket "Why can't he go away
and leave me alone? Just as soon as
I am well enough to se anybody he
will be sure to come and worry me
with his ghastly talk of marriage. I
believe he is actually making me al
most hate him!"
One Good Resolution
By Walt Mason.
One good resolution for you is to pay
tin TTrtin- hills -wKati flioirrA iiia? trt h.iliil
out the tin with a soul warming grin, J
and sav something nice when voarel
and sav somethinrr nice when yoare
through. This method's a method that
wins; it covers a legion of sins; the
town will forgive many foibles that live
in the man who pays up as he gnus.
I know I'm a weary old bore, with atjr
ies I tell o'er and o'er; yet all through
the land I get the glad "hand, in office,
in parlor and store; for I pay up my
bills with a smile, without exhibitions
of bile; and you don't hear me say to
collectors, "Go 'wav! Your bills 111 pay
after a while." Oh. it's true that the
human galoot can't have a much better
repute than the fame he will win when
he bills are sent in, and he pulls a big
roll from his boot. You may have a
beautiful face, you may be a model of
grace; but if you are slow paying up
what you owe, you won't stack as high
as an ace. You may bo both gifted and
wise, and genius may burn in your eyes;
but if you don't pay in the old-fashioned
way, the townsmen will greet you
with sighs. So hand out the glittering
swag from the depths of vour lone
money bag, in a sportsmanlike style,
and never stand chewing the rag.
Copyright, 1912, by George Matthew
CLAIMS OF TITANIC VICTIMS
NOW EXCRBD 910,000.000
New York, . ., Jan. 16. A flood of
petitions for damages through the loss
of the steamer Titanic filed here in
cludes one from Mrs. Irene Wallach '
Harris, who claims $1,000,000 for the
loss of her husband. Henry B. Harris J
the theatrical manasrer. This 18 the
heaviest of the 279 claims so far filed '
Mrs. May Futrelle, of Scituate, Mass.
asks $300,000 compensation for the loss
of her husDana, Jacques Futrelle.
author. The elaim of Mrs Lily B. Mil
let, v idow of Francis V Millet, the art-
l-t ,i litin'e victim. 1-. $K.O 000.
T i. i Uums amount to more than $1'1,
By GEORGE FITCH,
Author of "At Good Old Slrrash."
ALBANY is one of the most famous
seven sleepers of America, the
other six being St. Joseph, Mo.;
Charleston, S. C; Quincy, 111.; Wheel
ing, W. Va.; Louisville, Ky., and Lowell,
Albany has 100,000 people, but this
is because it got a very early start. The
Freneh ihad a post at Albany in 1540.
The Dulch settled it in 1617, and long
before the year 1700 Albany was a neat
village full of red brick houses with
high step gables. One hundred and twen
ty years ago it became the capital of
New YoTk and was one -of the leading
cities Thirty years ago it had 90,000
people Since then it has been sliding up
and down in its effort to enter the
100,000 class like a frog climbing out of
a damp well. In 1910, thanks to the
ever-growing horde of state employes
required to dust and sweep the capitol
Building, it got over the line by a few
hundred margin and is now one of the
50 big cities of America
Albany is the meeting place of half
a dozen railroads, two rivers and several
canals, and about 111,000 New York
nloyes required to dust and sweep the
politicians Its principal fame comes
from the latter fact and its principal
task is to support it3 city and county
government in the luxury to which it is
accustomed It contains many fine state
buildings, including the state house,
which cost $25,000,000, though no one
was ever prosecuted for this fact
A great many noble statesmen have
lived' in Albany, but most of them es
caped afterwards to the presidential
chair. Chester A. .Arthur, ex-president
of the United States, is buried in Albany,
but not as deeply as the rest of the Re
publican party is at present.
Albany fa famous among the cities on
the New York Central for its depot,
which i3 quite modern. It will be the
terminus of the new Erie canaL which
is being double tracked and otherwise
improved, and when the traffic of the
world begins to flow past its doors again
at low rates Albany will wake up after
a sleep which has made Kip Van Win
kle's seem like a cat nap and will waddle
nast large numbers of its scornful rivals.
Copyrght, 1912, by George Matthew
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1S09.
' Paul Hammett left yesterday on the
T, P. for RoswelL
Attorney A. S. Hawkins, of Midland,
spent yesterday In El Paso.
Ex alderman Whitmore and wife re
turned yesterday over the T. P. from
Workmen are busy today construct
ing the piers for the new railroad
bridge across the Rio Grande.
The wedding of William Caples. of
El Paso, to Miss Mayme Freeman, of
Marfa, is announced to take place at
this city tomorrow. The groom is a
brother of Richard Caples, and a cus
toms officer. His bride has a great
many friends here.
Bliss lodse No. 21, Knights of Py
thias, installed the following officers
last night by deputy: G. G. J. J. Arm
strong; Charles B. Stevens, C C ; Eu
gene a Bias, E. C.; J. L. Dwyer, K. R,
& S; J. B. Payne, P.; J. H. Boone. M.
of A.; D. Y. Hadley, M of E; Stafford
Campbell, L G.; George Barrott O. G.
The school bonds, soon to be of
fered for sale, will command a heavy
premium. The mayor has already re
ceived one offer that would bring in
more than $1660 above the par value
or tne Donds, nut he expects to get
Dond jssue amounts to $30,000 and
even more man mat. xne
bears five percent interest
Dr. Leo Herson, the eminent archaeo
logist whose recent excavations in
Mundy's addition, within the corporate
limits of this city, as published ex
clusively in The Herald, haTe attracted
attention in all parts of the United
States, has received a letter from H H.
Mundy, in theNdty of Mexico, authoriz
ing him to go on with hi3 digging.
The city council met this morning to
award the contract for erecting th
new city hall, on the plaza opposite
the court house for which the amount
of $25,000 has been raised by the is
suance of municipal bonds. Th Bids
opened Saturday were read and then
Badger moved that the contract
5.e awarded to Messrs. Buchanan and
Powers, the lowest bidders. All pres
ent cicepi sa.r. oiewart voted to award
the contract to Buchanan and Powers.
Mr. Stewart refrained from voting.
The matter of the amendments on the
city charter was next taken up hy Mr.
Badgeiv After considerable discussion
Mr. Badger moved that the mayor be
authorised to advertise for 36 days the
amendments for street and sidewalks
improvements, and to change the city
elections, to be held once every two
Advice To the Lovelorn
lly Beatrice Fairfax.
WRITE AND EXPLAIN.
Dear ?nss Fairfax:
Not long ago I went to a dance
and there met a young man I'd
never seen before. We were not
introduced, but he asked me for
the dance and so became ac
quainted. He wrote to me and
asked if he couldn't call and talk
over things, as he wants to take
me to a dance In two weeks. Now
I do not like to accept his invita
tion, as he doesn't know any one I
You do not know him and must not
accept any invitations from him un
til you do.
If he fails to perceive this, write and
make the situation plain.
REFUSE HIS INVITATION.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am 16 and considered very
prett. Recently I met a man of
IS through flirtation, and he has
asked me to po to a ball where all
my friends are to be. 1 know noth
ing of his character. Anxious.
You must not po. of course, and I am
disappointed, because you made his ac
quaintance throuq-h a flirtation. You
iid not know hi3 charact r then any
nio-e thin - . u Knnw it now Please. I
! -; "( 'u 1 t this be the list aequain-taiu-
ciadi. n this doubtful way.
A.- Short Story.
EN. FERDINAND seemed unus
ually preoccupied one morning.
The wind was howling with the
force of a hurricane, and the rain was
pouring down In torrents. It was very
cold and dark From an adjoining
room came the twinkling of glasses,
china and tableware.
Gigantic broad shouldered and heavy
limbed. Gen. Ferdinand was sitting on
a wooden box. His face was dark and
he was staring at the ground. Sud
denly he picked up his glass, gulpfcd
its contents down, put the empty glass
back violently and cried:
"The dirty blackguard!"
After a moment's thought he added
as if to ease his mind.
"Yes, I mean he is a coarse brutal
All the Bulgarian and even the
Turkish, officers who were crowded
together in this inn, looked at one
another amazed. They felt the storm
that was coming, as they had Ions
noticed the general's ill humor thai
An adjutant tried to pacify him, say
ing: "Well perhaps it is not his fault
But at these words, Ferdinand, whose
face hid grown purple with rage,
jumped to his feet
"Not his fault!" he roared, "not his
fault! You are all doing your very
best to make me mad. Not his fault?
Why, only this morning on the march
he told me that I had forgotten the
melinite bombs. And yesterday didn't
he tell me that I had prevented tho
cavalry from charging the Turkish
camp. But just let him speak once
more and "
"And you! .What will you do to me
then?" asked -a cold mocking voice.
Everybody turned towards the door In
1 which stood the figure of a small
xurkisn captain or artillery, who spoke
with a tone of authority.
It was almost tragic to notice the
physical contrast between these two
men. While Ferdinand's features ex
pressed apparent strength of character
and his.- figure was taU, well knit and
powerful; the little captain's face was
mean and scowling, and his figure
thin, narrow chested, and bent That
they were deadly enemies was appar
ent in their every movement and ex
pression. It would have been hard to
Imagine two types more eminently fit
to represent the cross of the christian
and the crescent of the prophet
"Now listen to me," the captain cried
in the rudest manner possible. "We
are soon to storm the trenches, and if
you make a mess of it again and cre
ate disorder among the troops, you
may consider yourself lucky If I don't
kick you out Do you understand?"
The captain was the stage manager
and instructor of the famous filais
company. Maison Durban, of Paris,
whose films are famous all over the
world. He was a perfect terror to tha
lesser actors, who feared his choler.c
temper and his powerful Influence
with the heads of the concern. He was
as mean a tjcant as ever lived, and
knew no greater pleasure than to find
fault with everything and everybody.
After the quarrel just related the
captain and the general had lunch in
his corner of the dining room, where
all the actors took their meals, dur
ing the recess. When they had fin
ished their coffee, Turks and Bul
garians marched together to the bat
tlefield in the Bois de VIncennes close
The general was iniad humor. Like
most heavy, full blooded persons, he
was not easily aroused to anger, but
-when once aroused, he was dangerous
time his disagreeable manager had ir
ritated him and,' as he thought, with
out any reason. For 12 or 15 years he
had given full satisfaction in the part
of Francois L, resplendent in regal
robes, and white plumes, and now he
was being abused because he could
not impersonate a common general.
He was thoroughly aroused and the
least provocation would be dangerous.
Arrived at the destined place the
assault on the trenches was begun, re
quiring thorough work on the part of
everybody to produce the desired ef
fect "Rabuquet," roared the Turkish cap
tain. "Will you pay attention to my
command or not What do you think
you are doing?"
Everything seemed to go wrong -until
Rabuquet was fairly trembling with
rage. The final assault began and
the operator was turning his handle
swiftly. Suddenly, just as the Bul
garians were about to seize the
trenches, the Turkish captain, standing
at his gun, shouted:
"Rabuquet, you fool! Who ever saw
an officer holding his sword like that'
Have you the faintest idea of what a
sword is made for Raise "
His sentence was never finished, for
Gen. Ferdinand made a rush for him.
like that of a mad bull, and cut him
down with one furious blow of his
In a moment everything was chaos.
The men stopped and cried, but no one
dare approach the angry generaL The
operator had stopped.
Fortunately the wound turned out to
be nothings-more dangerous than a
deep gash ife the shoulder, which bled
Among the war films from the Bal
kans there is one entitled: "General
Ferdinand kills a Turkish Officer."
AN AUTO ON FERE
Match Is Thrown Under E. C Bailey's
Car and Causes Blaze Two
Other Small Fires.
Somebody threw a lighted match un
der K. C. Bailey's Oklsmobile car in
front of the Orndorff hotel Thursday
morning at 10:30 and set the car on
fire, as the carbureter was leaking and
some of the gasoline had dropped out
onto the pavement and into the grease
below the engine. A fire alarm was
sounded, but Mr. Bailey succeeded in
putting out the fire with a couple of
hand extinguishers before the depart
At 7:50 oclock Wednesday night, the
Central fire compajiy responded to an
alarm for a bonfire at Second and St.
Vrain streets. Persons burning trash
earlier in the evening are believed to
have gone off and left the fire. There
was no damage.
The explosion of a gasoline stove in
the house at 1312 East Overland street
Wednesday afternoon at 4:50 oclock
gave the Central fire company a jov
ride. The table on which the stove had
been standing was scorched, which was
all tb.3 damage done. The house was
occupied by Bamon Arellano.
BAIN GETS $16,000
W. P. Bain, plaintiff in the femt
against the EI Piso & Southwestern
Railway company for $100,000 damrtgea
for personal inujries, was awarded $16.
000 Wednesday afternoon. On the tfirst
trial of the case in the 34th distVn,.t
court on Oetober 3 last, the jury gfave
the plaintiff a verdict for $25,000. '(h&
defendant company was granted .a n-ew
trial the same month. The agreemtat
in the case Wednesdav was reaclt j
after the iurv wa! empaneled, whic
wis ,-tterwards disiharged. Bain's aj.
hged injuries were the loss of both fedfc.