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Editorial and Magazine Page
Friday, January Seventeenth 1913.
rEW MEXICO is proposing to authorize socalled "commission" government in
cities. The chief merit of the
the size of the aldermanic board,
and in making the mayor responsible to a gieater degree for appointments and
The El Paso plan is far superior to thfe real "commission" form. El Paso'd
aldermen are not "commissioners," and they have no independent control of city
departments. Their relation to the departments and to the city council is that of
"committees with power to act" the aldermen, under the El Paso plan, possess
and exercise some executive power over their departments, but in matters of any
considerable importance they report to the council as a whole, and take their in
structions from the mayor and council.
The mayor, under the El Paso system, is unable to shift one sliver of respon
sibility off upon any alderman or "commissioner." The council cannot shift re
sponsibility off upon any individual member. The "mayor and council," the legis
lative and executive body considered as a whole, is responsible for the conduct of
public business and cannot divide the final responsibility. The aldermen, under
the El iPaso plan, are given special department assignments, but they do not as
sume full control of their departments, and have nothing like the dictatorship that
exists in some of the "commission" cities. The El Paso plan is best 1
Under the El Paso plan, the maximum of responsibility is concentrated in the
mayor. If a fit man be elected mayor, the departments of city government can
not go far wrong, even if the individual aldermen in some cases be weak. On the
other hand, under the El Paso plan of concentrated and combined responsibility,
even a single alderman who is alert and competent and honest, could prevent and
expose any projected operations of the mayor or city council that might not be
in line with public policy, for under the El Paso system everything of importance
must come before the entire body for final determination.
New Mexico cities should certainly have the privilege to organize their local
governments to suit themselves. They will make no mistake if they give up the
old ward system of representation and elect not to exceed four councilmen, without
ward representation. The smaller the number of elective offices, the better. The
mayor should be charged with full responsibility for the various departments of the
city, and given full power of appointment and removal.
El Paso's city tax revenue this year will be close to $640,000 or about $t3
per capita. The total revenue of the United States government from customs
tariff, internal revenue, and direct taxes is less than half so large per capita, yet
tie average man gets a great deal more excited over the tariff than he does over
the manner in which his own city government is conducted.
Not talk, but ballots. Not speeches
anger, but swift prosecution of election
Pecos To Vote For Sewers
PECOS, Texas, will vote January 21 upon a proposal to issue $35,000 public
sewer bonds. The bonds should carry by a tremendous majority. It would
be ham to understand or explain a single adverse vote upon a matter so
vital to the welfare of any community.
Pecos is one of the very progressive cities of west Texas, a city that is not"
surpassed for progressive spirit by any other city of the same size in Texas.
Pecos has erected some beautiful buildings, including a number of churches that
would be a credit to any city regardless of size. Her streets are wide and lined
with trees, her business men are alert and open minded, and the people of Pecos
are looking toward the future with confidence. In proposing a complete system
of sanitary sewers, Pecos is taking her stand with the most progressive small,
cities in the southwest, and far ahead of many of her siz.
A complete sewer system means protection of water supply and conservation
of public health. It means cleanliness and greater .beauty. It means greater self
The attitude of not a tew El Paso merchants -regarding the race gambling
across the river, is this: "We don't want to say anything openly because we get
some trade from these people, but if we ever catch one of our employes visiting
the racetrack or gambling on the races, he will be instantly dismissed.
The old old question: Why can't municipal government be run in a business
like way by business men as any private or corporate business is run?
Do you doubt the ability or integrity of this public officer or that? Then
why do you retain him in power?
Between now and January 31, the question of local government for tie next
two years will be settled. Pay your poll Itax if you don't want to be rated with
the Bontoc Igorot.
No matter what may break loose before the April election, you will be help
less if you do not pay your poll tax.
A Test For
APEETTY good test to apply to the fitness of any candidate for mayor 01
alderman is this: Would you be willing to trust him to administer your
estate for you after you have passed away? Would you trust the finan
cial welfare of your wife and children, and of your private business and invest
ments, to the man for whom you are asked to vote for mayor or alderman?
If tie candidate will not measure up to this test, ask yourself why. Ask your
self if you can afford to trust him to administer tie affairs of your city, and to
spend tie money you contribute in taxes. , .
Complete legislative record of tiree states is available in the El Paso Herald
during tie sessions, and this is the only newspaper making any effort to cover
thoroughly tie state capital news of tie tiree states nearest us. Besides tie1
leased wire service of tie Associated Press, Tie Herald has a complete southwest
ern special news service of its dwn, for which alone it pays more every year than
any other southwestern newspaper pays for its entire news service, special included.
The "commission form" of local government does not "take tie city govern
ment out of politics," but it makes tie politicians a lot easier to watch than used
to be possible under tie old form.
In connection with tie daily accounts of robberies and ioldups in El Paso, due
in large part to tie presence of hundreds of race gamblers in the city whose "busi
ness" is outlawed tirougiout the United States, it is worth reminding tie reader
that five of the 11 gamblers who were arrested at tie McCoy hotel tie nigit of
tie ioldup, carried guns. Tie man wio iabitually totes a gun in violation of law
is a criminal, wherever and whenever he shows up.
Maybe the man you are criticising
is shooting over your head.
If it's too good to be true. It isn't.
No one is over overly fond of a man
who is too silent
People are fairly observing, but a
little slow to note mistakes In their
Some folks go around in search of
Heart Throbs, and neglect their regular
As a general rule, the gent loudly
demanding the square deal, wants the
best of it.
An opinion shouldn't be based on
hearing one side of the story, but most
of them are.
Popular songs aren't as long as they
used to be. How quickly -we observe
a tendency toward Improvement.
The way of the transgressor is hard
on the joy rider.
It takes a man with a keen sense of
humor to joke with his dentist.
Folk who believe all they hear
have a lot of particularly unnecessary
The horse that draws the brewerv
wagon can truthfully say he Is driven
Many a man's ambition extends no
farther than to be known as a good
It is hnman nature to long for a lit
tle change, even though it may not be
for the better. e
"The quality of mercy is not strained "
quoted the Wise Guy. "How unsani
tary, exclaimed the Simple Mug.
In New Mexico
socalled "commission" form is in reducing
in reducing the number of elective officers,
or complaints, but poll tax receipts. Not
Your temper will Improve with dis
use. Common sense is merely uncommon
Any one may find fault, but few
manage to lose it.
However, wealth is not the only thing
that is predatory.
But, unfortunately, too many coming
young men fail to arrive.
More umbrellas are turned by the
wind than are returned by borrowers.
A man thinks he would enjoy help
ing his poor relations if he hasn't
Some people derive a lot of pleasure
from spreading bad news about their
When a man has a bad temper he Is
never satisfied until he bestows a sam
ple of it on all his friends.
After the fool and his money ire
definitely separated, he can't even gft
a third rate lawyer to pay any at
tention to him.
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
(New York Press.)
On a bathing beach a woman is afraid
to have anybody see her neck and In a
ballroom her legs.
A girl's idea of a really poetic suitor
is if he rhymes her eyes like stars with
love's pure vows.
Arguments between two people are al
ways awfully one-sided, because one
always has a louder voice than the
The reason a woman alone in the
house is not afraid of a burglar down
stairs is chf'll K&t i' Ti- liiichfltiil fnm
I ing homt late, as usual.
China Republic Ages Ago
Overthrow of Manchu Was Planned
For 1G Years Before the First
Gun Was Fired.
Dy Frederic J. IlasKin
ASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 17.
The renewed agitation of pre
test against the failure of
the United States government of
ficially to recognize the republic
of China recalls sharply the dy
namic upheaval of one short year
ago which transformed the celestial
empire into a republic a republic in
form, at least, and even this is a high
light in the renaissance of Chinese
self government. It is not generally
known that over 4000 years ago the
Chinese people maintained a republic
and elected their own presidents.
The Chinese revolution of 1911 was
startling in its rapid effectiveness:
Perhaps it has no parallel in history,
taking into ensideration the tremen
dous changes of which it was the
forerunner. The first shot was fired
Gctober 10, 1911, the boy emperor abdi
cated on February 12 following, and
on March 10, just five months to the
day after the outbreak at Wuchang,
sovereignty over 400.000.000 people
cnanged irom a mummified despotism,
rigid in its cruel limitations, to a pro
visional republic in which the tyran
nical Manchus and their legion of com
placent Chinese officials had no part.
Revolt Planned for It! Venrx. .
For 16 years Dr. Sun Yat Sen and
his followers had been carefully plan
ning the overthrow of the Manchus
and the eradication of all that their
reign typified. They had worked very
successfully among the majority jt
enlightened Chinese, however placed
and wherever found, and nearly every
student who returned after a civil cr
military education abroad was at heart
a revolutionist. Dr. Sun has since said
that he could have taken over Canton.
Nanking and Wuchang as early as
11 OS, but that he was waiting to fur
ther convert the more self-contained
soldiery and officers of Pekin and
north China. All this time the Man
chus and their barnacle-encrusted
Chinese office holders seemed deaf to
the rumbling to which everybody but
themselves gave anxious ear.
A date about the middle of December
had been named for the beginning tt
the revolution, the signal to be given
by Liu King, a member of the Chinese
gentry of the Yangtze. He was 27
years old, educated in Japan and there
became a convert of Dr. Sun Yat Sen.
But on the afternoon of October 9 Sun
Wu, an expert bomb maker in revolu
tionary employ, accidentally exploded
a bomb while at work in a native
house In Hankow. The shack was just
back of the German butcher shop in
the Russian concession, and only a few
doors from the Russian police station.
Hearing the explosion, the Russian
police rushed to the scene. Sun Wu
was injured by the bomb, but es
caped. The Russians caught two other
plotters and found maps, a long roll
call, bombs and flags. Wuchang, cap
ital of Hupeh province, situated just
across the Yangtze river from Hankow,
was the subject of a very elaborate
sketch which gave the plan of attack,
even then drawn dp. Viceroy Jul
Cheng was notified and acted prompt
ly. He beheaded the two revolution
ists who had been captured. Many
suspects, mostly young students, were
then arrested in Hankow and Wu
chang. Several of them were given
short shrift. Their cries for mercy
were speedily changed to peans of
praise in the heavenly choir.
Ordinarilv. a few chain licrHtninz
exits like this have been quite suffi- 1
cient to quell disorder in China. But
the worm really had turned- this time.
Liu King had escaped, but his wife
and his brother were captured. The
young woman was not suspected, al
though she was one of the arch plot
ters. The brother was tortured and his
death set for 10 o'clock the next night.
Liu King saw the necessity of imme
diate action. He wrote the soldiers
that their names were known through
the captured roll call, and that the
viceroy would disarm and execute
them. He told them to wear any kiiid
cf a white band around the arm and
to begin the revolt at 10 o'clock that
night, the hour his brother was to die
Civilians Fired First Shots.
The soldiers prepared accordingly,
but the glory of firing the fir"st shots
or the revolution went to civilians.
When darkness fell, or about 7 o'clocK. 1
several hundred coal miners took pos- .
session of the various city gates and
fired off rifles and shotguns, with
out doing any particular harm. The
soldiers, who were in camp just out
side, then came pouring in. Without
Ilrlng a shot they took the , powder
magazine, Hwanghwalo promontory
and the Serpent hill. They deployed
with two pieces of field artillery in
front of the viceroy's yamen, but an
Investigation showed that worthy to
have evaporated through a hole in the
Back wall. When next heard of he
was safe in Shanghai.
Liu King's next move was to confer
with his associates over the selection
of a trained military man to be commander-in-chief
of the rebel forces,
and to fight to the death for a repub
lic. They picked Col. LI Yuan-hung,
commanding the mixed brigade of im
perial troops In the Yangtze valley.
His men were among the revolters.
Li refused the dangerous honor, but
was forced to accept. At that time
CoL Li Yuan-hung was an obscure
officer; within two months he was one
of the famous men of the day; now he
is vice president of the provisional
republic of China, and Is generally re
garded as the coming "strong man" of
Many Victories for Rebels.
In the succeeding five months New
China made more and better history
than Old China had made in five cen
turies. Three days after the revolt at
Wuchang, General Li's men took Han
yang arsenal the biggest in China. It
was guarded by a few of the 300 sol
diers who had stuck to the Manchu
banner with Gen. Chang Piao, com
manding general of the Hupeh army.
The arsenal was captured after a skir
mish and yielded to the victors 140
three-fflch guns. 500,000 rounds of am
munition and enough powder to make
2,000,000 additional rounds. In another
three days the native city of Hankow,
a short distance up the river, went
over to the republican cause.
A saturnalia of anarchy then began
In both cities. The vengeance of the
soldiers and the rabble was directed
particularly against the government
banks and offices, but private pawn
shops and dwellings of rich citizens
did not escape. Later in the revolu
tion, following alternate reverses and
victories, both Imperialists and revo
lutionists were guilty of such offenses,
made more horrible by needless burn
ing, looting, murder and rapine. This,
together with heavy loss of life on
both sides in the battles of Hanyang
ana ranking and the burning of Han
kow, made the rebellion anything but
the bloodless affair which enthusiasts
have been prone to proclaim it.
Recruits from All Ranks.
In still another three days, or on
October 19, the rebels, uniting with
hundreds of raw recruits, got their
first taste of actual fighting. They
met and defeated the much smaller
force of disheartened Imperialists. It
was a skirmish rather than a battle,
but the moral effect was staggeriig.
Immediately recruits by the hundreds
joined "the people's army," and word
came that more or less trained troops
former imperialists, were on the way
from Canton and other southern points.
The rebel armv soon numbered 20,0)0
men. fairly well armed, but untrained.
At this time the revolutionary coffers
I were also in a healthy state, owing to
Nobuddy kin insist as strenuously on
havin' meat three times a day as th'
feller that don't earn his salt. A clean
shirt is mightier than long whiskers.
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1SD3.
Capt. T. J. Beall is expected home
from Chicago Saturday.
A. J. Ross, father of J. C Ross, of
this city, arrived yesterday from his
home at Oakland, Cat, to visit his son.
Air inspector O'Brien, of the Mexican
Central, has invented a hammer and
pipe wrench, which he is going to have
T. E. Hunt, traveling passenger agent
of the Southern Pacific, and J. A. Eddy,
of the E. P. & N. E., went to Alamogordo
yesterday on important business.
AVm. Caples and Mrs. Mayme Free
men will be married at the Catholic
church tonight. After the ceremony, a
family banquet will be served at the
The interior of the G. H. roundhouse
is being treated to a coat of whitewash.
How long the white will remain, with
the coal smoke from the engines, is a
Passenger traffic is a little light at
present. It is thought that for the next
month there will Ma no improvement
and the west bound tourists have al
ready passed through here.
Mrs; Joseph Goodman will entertain
a number of her friends Thursday af
ternoon at an Informal musical in hon
or of her neice. Miss Dora Weinberger,
who is to be married very soon.
Real estate men are seriously con
sidering the question of Dr. Race, that
a clause be inserted in the new lease
requiring all occupants of premises in
Chihuahuita to be vaccinated.
Dick Brown, who has been in the
employ of the G. tt as a machinist, has
resigned. A. D. Williams and W. D.
Martin, two machinists from Salt Lake,
went to work for the G. H. here yes
terday. Frank Brewer, who has been em
ployed on the E. P. and N. E. road
road ever since the construction work
commenced on this end of the line, has
resigned to go to Williams. Ariz., to
work for the Santa Fe Pacific.
Capt. Charley Hunt reached the city
this morning from Kansas City on his
way to Chihuahua. He is highly elated
over the prospect of the Grant Gillett
t negotiations and a proximity of a suc-
cessiui termination or nis labors.
J. B. Kingman, who worked on the
road at this point several months ago,
but has been in the employ of the
Canadian Pacific for several months
past, has returned to the city and will
hereafter be connected with one of the
lines leading into this city.
The Music Study club met at Mrs.
Joseph Goodman's yesterday after
noon and the program was unusually
interesting. The following took part in
the program: Mrs. H. W. Allen. Mrs.
Hawkins, Mrs. Brown, Miss Smith, Miss
Beall, Mrs. Goodman and Mrs. Jones.
the capture of the silver stocked mint
. y tnis time Pel
By this time Pekin was galvanised
ln,to action. Gen. Yin Chang, president
or the board of war. dispatched 6000
jcguiura 01 miamry to Hankow at
once. Artillery was also ordered to
the front and a base established at
Neikow, about 15 miles north of Han
kow. Soon between 15,000 and 20,000
men were mobilized at that point, an-l
from that time the miltary phase of
the revolt turned distinctly to the ad
vantage of the imperial cause.
The "people's army" took a stand
at Kilometer Ten, and numbered pos
sibly 30,080, perhaps less, mostly rab
ble, enthusiastic, but undisciplined. On
Octdber 27 they opened with artillery
on the imperial base at Neikow Ox
miles away. The imperial artillery
replied, found the range quickly, and
the rebels were driven from their posi
tion with considerable loss. Hankow
was put to the torch later, in order to
drive the rebels from the native city.
On November 27 Hanyang fell before
?.,.mper,mllstsV due Partl t the de
sertion of the Honan troops. In tne
iiffflSft VneSt ,i Na,nkins the imperial
iHi , lostihe clty- regained it. and
again lost This was the last battle
JwlJf,VOlJI,.tl0n- ,.Both sides fought
Th hLi """Shout. in the man.
T,? pelallsts were not only lovii,
SSl-fi'Sn tnt .t0 a deree which sur
prised all foreign observers. The revo-
hiLv. sowe1 intense earnestness,
bravery and resourcefulness.
Spirit of Revolt Spreads.
fi.Si1 th?Le lmPerialist successes, con
fined as they were to a small part of
ticeflP!r?llIed to check the patrio
Yamrf ,-J,i Spre?d up and w the
twn L8"11 ,wIth nis 13 sh'PS, Prac
rnithe ent,re Chlnese navj. turned
otner cit?yV shanBhai, SmY.fu and
lft ,?k fo"owed by one province
with S,,er' overthrew Manchu rule
tlnn t ... " iu me iranss-
lv n'ho ""fnrcases the officials mere
ly changed allegiance
MniSWer(: the frantic efforts of the
TnnhShiPi&?es to stm the st"-m:
hH? . K al 'w'as recalled to power
thS? 3S at once thelr mainstay and
K tof- Sioals of abject edicts
ear' A ef,,nhronS feU on different
rebel l1 Pardn was offered to all
? who would recant, and a na
""ai ebly was provided for. on
ESt ctDer 30. But the rebellion
R and on Christmas day, Dr. Sun
itfiH T X saw h,m inaugurated as pro
visional president, by virtue of tha
te of the Nanking assembly,
Peace negotiations between Wu Tln.r
ang, former minister to the Unitv.-d
tes. acting for the republicans, and
iang fahao Yi, emissary of Yuan Shin
-al, ended in Tang's complete con
v.erfn. Yuan Shlh K'ai. favoring a
limited monarchy, accepted reluctant
ly. The Manchu emperor abdicated on
t'eonn.ry 12, Sun Yat Sen subsequently
Resigned as president of the revolv
tiOLary gDvernment by agreement, and
on March JO Yuan Shih K'ai, by agree
ment, in Pekin. took the oath of ot
fice as first president of the provi n
onal republic of China, to hold office
as such to January 10. 1913. or until
a president is elected by a limited suf
frage and the republic and constitu
tion form illy installed.
Tomorrow. Constitution Making.
Dy GEORGE FITCH,
Antbor of "At Good Old SiMOsli."
ENJAMIN FRANKLIN was an orar-
nary man with an extraordinary
&uuulv of common sense who flour
ished m the eighteenth century and is
still regarded as one of the finest of
Franklin was born in Boston, but was
one ot the few Boston wise men to suc
ceed in getting away from that eity.
His family was not distinguished, and
when lie left Boston, after having run a
newspaper with more brilliance than
success, no committee of city officials
a-eared to, bid him goodbye.
Franklin arrived in Philadelphia with
enough money left to buy two rolls of
bread, and paraded the town wearing one
loat under his arm and eating the other.
This successfully quarantined him from
Philadelphia society and he was enabled
to put all his time into the printing
business, with such success that he was
sent to London in 1824 by the governor
to get a printing outfit. He worked for
18 months in a London printing house
and was robably the most eminent
employe that London journalism ever
had, though England has not yet waked
up to this lact.
Franklin then returned to Philadelphia
and purchased the Gazette, which he be
gan to edit with such success that he fre
quently had to spend all day making
change for eager subscribers. It might
be well to mention here that at this time
he was only 23 years old. having been
bom January 17. 1706, and having been
a full-fledged editor at the aire of 15.
Genius often consists in getting an early
start and keeping started.
"This successfully quarantined him from
At the age of 2G Franklin's "Poor
Richard's Almanac," the sayings of a
wise .old man, had the largest circula
tion of anything printed in the colonies,
and people sought his advice on every
thing from love to chidken raising. At
the age of. 31 he was a member of the
Pennsylvania assembly. At 40 he had
diagnosed lightning and had exhibited the
iirst electricity eTer in captivity in a
bottle, having caught it with a kite
string and a key. He had also charted
the course of North American storms,
awl explained the "ulf stream.
Franklin helped the colonies to declare
their independence and secured the treaty
of alliance with Franee. At 79 he was
elected Governor of Pennsylvania. At 82
he helped write the constitution of the
LWed States. He also devised the
American postal svatem. He diwl at. th
age of 84, and Philadelphia is prouder of
his tombstone than site is of the Liberty
Through all his long and busy life
Franklin never had time to dress up and
adopt the social usages of-his dav. Hut
this did not prevent him from dazzling
the exquisite court of France at its mot
brilliant and useless period. He was one
of the few men who gave to the earth
more wisdom than he absorbed from it,
but he never was a bonanza for -the
tailors. Had he spent his youth keeping
four tailors and three haberdashers in
affluence, Franklin relics would i.rob
ably not command the high price which
they now do. Copyrighted by George
STINE SOLDIEES AEE
TAKEN TO ALCATRA2
Dressed In denim and wearing leg
Irons and bracelets, nine United States
army prisoners were taken to Alcatraz
prison at San Francisco Friday from
Fort Bliss. Two of the prisoners had
been brought here from Fori, S&i
Houston at San Antonio, to be taken
with the ones in tha .f.norH i,a,.c ....
this post. Included in ?he bunch were 1
two men sentenced by court mrtfWitf,
serve five year terms each. The prison
oners were taken by Lieut. Edwin V.
Sumner, second cavalry, who was ac
companied by three noncommissioned
officers and four privates, who acted
Capt. A. P. Watts will pay the troops
fit. . p..sA?':onda' when he will dis
tribute $50,000, worth of currency. The
money will be carted to the p03t in
an army ambulance.
Gen. E. Z. Steever is expected back
from Washlntrtnn ttnnr, ohi..,,,.!.
notice of his departure from the capital
t C "w '"""'; i me post.
A band concert was given on the
parade ground at the post Friday after
noon by the second cavalry band.
?ZtZt: .. .-Llir
..... 'Vl."" ""'cers were elected
nnrsuay aiternoon at a meeting of
w.c uucviuiM. j. o. itaynoldsr agajn
heads the list of officers as president.
4-GfMJNary' J- M- Wyatt, J. F. Primm,
W' -k TooIe' and E. M. Hurd are vice
presidents; Edgar W. Kayser, cashier;
Walter M. Butler and Glenn T. Moore.
?vtf.ant eashiers Vice presidents
Wyatt and Primm Avere officers in the
old American National. The committee
tO Supervise th cnnHt.nxHAn . ti...
ne-w bank building will be composed of
F.m-3Ty' X Wya". Z- T. White.
Felipe Martinez and E. M. Hurd.
TAKES MONEY TO
DENVER; IS ROBBED
Omaha. Neb., Jan. 17. H. W. Custer
a farmer of Titonic, Iowa, today re
ported to the police the loss of J4000
from his satchel while en route from
?enJe;- Custer said he had been in
HU.fi b.y Dnver real estate agents to
draw the mbney rrom the Titonic bank
for investment in Colorado property.
ier.tney d8eouraged the investment
and he started for home with the
money in his satchel. He thinks he is
the victim of a conspiracy.
TEXAS IS TO HAM TWO
MOKE CrsTOMS DISTRICTS
Washington. D C Jan. 17. CuMoras
collector .nth of New York has ran
terred with the treasurv officials about
the reorganization of the rustonis
service .1 plan lor which will soon be
submnttcl to ni.sui, nt T.ift h spitp.
tar M..iagh foi nforcement on
Jul 1 In T, a-, tli. 10 will bo two I
moi distrii ts.
l'nrt Arthur. T. t nts thr head
quarters of a collector of customs in
stead of a deputy collector. The poit
will be in the charge of a deput ol
ltctoi. accon(mr to tentative plans
anrl in. 01 p4i .1 tt ii in a t u toms district
with htaU'iuai 1. 1 s cN. where.
A. Short Story.
OUNT DE LASSUZE owned the
most wonderful hunting resperva-
tion In the country. It was full
of game of all kinds. The hares jumped
up everywhere; the pheasants were nu
merous and the partridges were equal
Very little was ever shot when count
de Lassuze went hunting with his
friends, however. The hunters, for
some reason or other, seemed 10 suffer
from defective eyesight, and the few
whose eyes were normal were any
thing but skilled with their guns.
Baron de Garpette, his neignbor, who
owns only a small hunting ground of.
S00 acres, killed two or three hundred
pieces of game in one day, but that was
because tne three best guns of the dis
trict. 3L le Balajac, M. Carquoridec and
Col. Hombre hunted with the baron, and
not with M. de Lassuze.
The bad luck of M de Lassuze's
friends was proverbial, and a source of
great amusement to the neighborhood.
One day the marchioness de Saligne
said to countess de Lassuze:
"1 had dinner with the Uarpettes yes
terday and it really made me quite in
dignant to listen to the way they make
fun of your friends; The baron, whom
I consider an old fool, was the worst
of them. With a laugh he told me
that over here :fou loaded your guns
with chocolate bullets."
"How exceedingly witty," said the
countess, with an assume air of abso
"Just what I thought myself," said
the marchioness. "'And the baroness re
marked that the hares which were
killed here were quite unfit to be eaten,
as they, really died of old age."
"Oh, let those people talk as much
as they care to. They enjoy their in
"True enough, but that does not pre
vent them from making you the laugh
ing stock of the whole district. And
your real friends hate to see that, so
I am going to revenge them for you.
I have quite made-up my mind to do
"How sweet of you, dear! But what
do you intend to dor
"You wTIl see. My husband and I are
going to spend a week with the de Gar
pettes. It is no pleasure to me, I as
sure you, but it will give me my ehance
The first hunt which de Garpette
gave in honor of marquis de Saligne
was a very brilliant affair. The guns
broke all their previous records and the
bag of the day was 386 pieces of game.
The second, day was nearly as suc
cessful, but a dispute arose between M.
de Balaiac and M. de Carquoridec con
cerning a snipe they had both shot at.
"I am sure I brought It down," said
"And I am positive I did." said de
Carquoridec "but it is not worth the
waste of words.
In the evening politics were dis
cussed. The marchioness de Saligne
expressed herself very strongly in fa
vor of the Royalistic cause. Baron
Garpette thought it wise to endorse her
views and did so without hesitation, for
the marchioness set the style among the
aristocracy of the whole district and it
was not very wise td differ with her.
"And I am a Bonapartlst," exclaimed
old CoL Hombre. "Napoleon was a man,
the like of whom France has never
seen. Compared to him you are a lot
of white llvered cowards."
This caused a certain coolness of the
atmosphere. M. de Garpette criticized
the Republicans very sharply.
"I didn't understand that you would
invite cojamon Republicans to be your
guests," said M. de Carquoridec, -who
was district attorney under the re
public. These visitors were in no mood for
bridge after th; argument, and they
retired i-acher early.
As soon as baron de Garpette was
alone with his wife he said to her:
"I wish you would not take such long
walks in the park with M. de Balajac,
dear. I don't permit the shadow of a
suspicion to sully your reputation. You
know how people talk and, besides, I
am told that M. de Balajac is bragging
about being a favorite with you
"You don't say! That upstart!" cried
The next day the colonel and the
host had another quarrel about politics.
Marchioness de Saligne interfered, as
the colonel was blue In the face with
anger and was about to threaten the
baron. In the afternoon a telegram
called him away on military duty.
Before lunch M. de Balajac came to
pay his compliments to baroness de
Garpette. who turned from him and
shrugged her shoulders.
"I despise chatter-obxes," she said.
Quite pale. M. de Balajac asked for
an explanation. She refused. The next
morning important family matters
called him away.
M. de Carquoridec also departed. He
was a candidate for the chamber and
dared not run any risks by associating
with Royalists, as an article had ap
peared in the local paper the night be
fore asserting that it was not quite
rPer for him to be the suest of
Tn de Garpette; whose Royalistic
tendencies had becoma known.
Two 'weeks later the marchioness de
Saligne came to visit countess de Las
suze. "Well." she said triumphantly, "they
won't shoot much game over there
again. Col. Hombre will not darken
their threshold any more than will M.
de Balajac or M. de Carquoridec."
"What has happened then, dear?"
"What a woman s tongue wants.. God
wants," said the marchioness with a
WOMEN LAWYERS ARE
BARRED IN ENGLAND
London. England. Jan. 17. Women
were excluded from practicing law at
the Brlt,Bh bar f an overwhelming
vote of the bar association at its an-
""' meeting held this afternoon. A
motion to admit women to membership
1 -S lavored bv suda nf thA vaiuiitai.
barristers, bat the senior counsel voted
in a.body against it.
PEACE NOTB IS PRESENTED
TO OTTOMAN GOVERNMENT
Constantinople. Turkey. Jan. 19. The
collective note by the ambassadors or
presented to the Turkish government
Herald Makes Him .
An El Paso 'Convert
Columbus, Ga., Jan. S, 1913.
Editor El Paso Herahl:
I herewith enclo check for the continuation of th,-s Daily HeraH. Permit
me to say in this connection that, through the columns of The Herahl. I have
obtained snch information of the resources of the southwest and ot hi Paso,
especially, as to satisfy my nnl oi conditions out there. "I am alinos per
suaded." My mind reverts bck to the scintillations of thoughts, facts and figures
as emanating from the affair of the dedication of the hotel Paso '! Norte,
as printed 111 your columns, which furnished a orW of information about
your cit. and its future posibilities. especially the speech made by the (.liter
of your apei. who furnished statistics. He" has also inioiimM nie t'n. ugh
his "columns one valuable piece of information which I sought, to u it The
altitude of FI Paso aboe the sea. 3760 feet.
Allow me to say in conclusion without
El Paso ami the southwest have a fine
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clares he first raised the question of
the validity of the adoption of the
"home rule" amendment, says, "the
charter questloni is in the air," in-l
that it will probably be necessary t-j
have the supreme court determine th---legality
of the adoption before any ac
tion is taken.
Senator J. E. Kauffman, of Gal-se!"-ton.
said that it had been practic.ill
decided that the proposed charter
amendments to the Galveston charter
shall not Te submitted to the legisla
ture, but acting on the assumption
that the amendment was legally adopt
ed, a vote by the people would be
taken on the amendments.
An Optometry Law.
The Texas Optical association, haz
ing a membership of 2100, will make
an effort to have a law enacted at
the present session of the legislature
regulating the practice of optome.ry
in Texas by the creation of a board
from which applicants to practice this
profession shall obtain licenses. Opto
metry is the practice of scientifically
fitting glasses for the betterment of
the eyesight, and some of the unive -sities
of the country teach a course :n
"The progress which has been made
in the practice of optometry," said R.
A. Terrell, of Dallas, "is largely du
to the enactment of optometry laws m
27 states of the union. A law prac
tically identical with those now .11
force in the other states is to be n
troduced in the 33rd legislature at t o
instance of the Texas Optical associa
tion." To Pension tVU Confederates.
A service pension bill applying
Confederate veterans in Texas is
be introduced by representative R.
Reedy, of Tyler, who declares that L's
bill is permlssable under 'the rec -z
adoption of the" Confederate pension
amendment to the constitution. Mr.
Reedy sas that. he proposes under r.-s
bill to provide a straight pension t f
approximately $108 a year for veterans.
and the indigent feature will be en
tirely eliminated. His bill will not,
e says, conflict with the present Con
federate pension law.
The Alamo Question.
Early consideration of the Alamo
controversy is favored by senator Ju
lius Real, of Kerrville, whose district
embraces San Antonio. Indeed, the
senator said he was inclined to favo.
the bill to be proposed by the Daugh
ters of the Republic on the subject.
"I think something should be done
at once," said the senator, "as the
present situation is deplorable and it
should be remedied."
Senator Real also intends to devote
some time to legislation affecting th
state insane asylums. He was made
chairman of the committee on asylum 3
and says he will within the next few
days make an official visit to the
southwestern insane asylum at dan
Antonio and other asylums in tlio
state. He says that provision must
be made for enlarging the facilities of
these institutions, as the present
crowded condition is untenable.
To Change Insanity Law.
He also wants the present law so
changed as to provide that persons
alleged to be insane shall not be tried
before a jury, but shall be sclentificallv
examined by doctors to determine
their mental condition.
"I believe that one doctor knows
more than 180 jurors as to the mental
condition of a person," said senator
Real. "When I was county judge per
sons were brought before me charged
with insanity and adjudged Insane
who did not appear to be Insane. This
law should be changed and have the
doctors pass upon the sanity or insan
ity of persons charged with lunacy."
"Will Not Waste Time.
There is a disposition on the part.
especiaUy of the younger members of
the house, to cut out all unnecessary
resolutions and measures in order that
the business may be more expeditious
"We want to do away with all ex
traneous legislation," said representa
tive E. P. Hornby, of TJvalda, "and get
down to business. Half of the time
of the house is usually taken up with
unnecessary resolutions calculated 10
consume time and with no particular
object In view."
Continuing, Mr. Hornby said there
seems to be a disposition among the
members, and especially those who
have come, here strictly for buslnesc,
not to frit away the time with matters
that are not germane.
By Walt Mason.
I started to build rae a shed to hold
ice, and the neighbors came over witU
helpful advice. They sat on the grass
with the trees bending o'er, and tol I
of the sheds they builded of yore; such
beautiful sheds, said those eloquent
jays, were never beheld these degenerate
days. Whenever I drove a nail into a
board, some eritie reared np on his hin I
legs and roared. "Oh, you mustn't do
this," and "you shouldn't do that.'' and
"your wall is too high," and "your roo
is too flat." I tried hard to follow the
counsel they gave, as I toiled with my
hammer and plane and spokeshao. I
ehanged and I altered it, and cackled
and cussed, and busted mv fingers and
ruined my thumbs, while critics sat
round me displaying their gums. Ami
when it was finished it fell with a crash.
and nearly reduced me to hamburger
hash. I crawled from the ruins and
picked up a rail and chased all those
neignoors larougn oingie aim uue, aim
cried as I smote them: "Ods fish and
cogs wound! No more shaH I toil wit'i
cheap aleeks around! I'll bwiH as I list.
. i- .;, ft -m-ifift. and woe to
Copyright, 1912, by George Matthew
intended flattery, it seems
exponent in their M&rahl.
M if ton Hood