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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Friday, January Twenty-fourth, 1913.
AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER
DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL
LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED.
H. D. Slater, Etor-in-Chief and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 15 Years;
A. Martin is News Editor. J
ECAUSE it cannot move its lumber from the sawmills at Pearson and Ma-
dera, Mi, te the finishing mills at El Paso, the El Paso Milling company
will be forced to close down its plant very soon unless the railroads can be
opened to traffic and kept open.
The Madera company, which is the timber company of the Pearson syndicate,
has 3,500,000 acres of timber land in the Sierra Madre 160 to 250 miles fromEl
Paso It has its own railroad extending from the timber tract to its finishing
plant at El Paso. It has a supply of the finest quality of white pine , timber that
would last 99 years if all the mills were running atfull capacity all the time.
The El Palo Milling company's plant is thtylargest fimshingplant in theworli
The next largest, now building in Idaho, has a 'capacity of 800,000 feet a d. The
third togest, in Louisiana, has a capacity of 600,000 feet a day. The EI Paso com
pany, largest in the Vorld, has a capacity of 1,000,000 feet a day.
P TbVPearson sawmills nave a capacity of 1,000,000 feet a day, most of which
is intended to be shipped to El Paso for finishing -SEfSS 6000MM
mCl with 600,000 feet daily capacity, and also a finishing plant with 600,000 feet
daily capacity. Most of the Madera product is intended for the Mexican market.
Tntconfbined sawmill capacity of the. Madera and Pearson sa wnulls is
1 600000 feet per day, and the combined finishing capacity of the El Paso and
Madera finishing mills is 1,600,000 feet per day. ,tofl tn
And at the full capacity, the timber owned by the company is estimated to
be sufficient to run continuously night and day for 99 years upon the finest class
of white pine products obtainable in the world.
The Madera plant supports a community of 6000 to 7000 people. The Pearson
plant supports 3000 people. The El Paso plant, when running at full capacity of
tte mlSry now in place, would employ 2400 hands, with an annual payroll of
$125.000 per year, and support 5000 people. The plant at present (owing solely
to inability to move its lumber over its own railroad from its own tober tract)
emploVTtat 600 people, but the payroll is $1100 per day or nearly $400,000 per
yCaIThe product is practically all sold outside of El Paso, nearly all of it outside
the Great Southwest, so that practically all this money disbursed here on payroll
account is brought in from outside, even from Europe and Australia a clear gain
to El Paso andhe southwest, a net profit to the community. . . .
If the El Paso mills could obtain their lumber. 80,000,000 feet of which is in
storage at Madera, and 1,000,000 feet per day being added at Pearson, the El Paso
mills would immediately double, and in a very short time quadruple, the number
of employes and the daily payroll. . , ...,-
The only reason the El Paso mills cannot obtain lumber enough to run on, is
that the rebels in Mexico keep tearing up the track, burning bridges, destroying
locomotives and cars, cutting telegraphs, burning buildings, and absolutely blocking
the operations of the road, while the Mexican government cannot, or will not,
afford any protection against these raids.
The El Paso company has shipped in more than 100 cars of lumber over the
Mexican National lines by way of Chihuahua, to keep the local mills running, but
lately even the National has been cut, and the cars could not be "orei Three
hundred cars loaded with lumber for the El Paso mills await shipment at Chihuahua
and Madera, but there is no way to bring them to El Paso, owing to the activities
of the rebels, and the failure of the Mexican government to protect commumca-
DTo illustrate what the Pearson interests have been forced to lose by reason of
the disturbed conditions in northern Mexico, the records show that exactly 700
bridges have been burned on the Mexico & Northwestern since last February. Two
weeks ago today the railroad finished three weeks work rebuilding 85 burned
bridges: since that work was completed. (January 10) 77 of those bridges have
been burned again. On one day, seven locomotives were destroyed in burned
bridges. At one time, a train of 24 loaded cars was burned by the rebels. Hundreds
of cars and many locomotives have been burned and destroyed within the last ti
months, and the Mexican government has afforded no protection.
Property losses of the company in Mexico to date by reason of the activities
of the rebels unhampered by the Mexican federal government have totaled at least
The closing down of the lumber and finishing mills would throw between 5000
and 6000 men out of work. But it is costing 200,000 per month to operate the
Pearson plant, with practically nothing coming in. It is costing at least $300,000
per month more, in excess of income, to run the Madera and El Paso plants and
the railroad. This $500,000 per month steady drain in excess of present revenue
does not take into account any loss of property, loss of business, loss of profits,
or cost of repairing destroyed property.
How long is any organization, any combination of capital, expected to stand,
such a drain without relief or remedy? .
A million dollars of capital is tied up in stored lumber at the Mexican plants,
which cannot be turned into money because the lumber cannot be brought to the
finishing mills to be wrought into marketable shapes and sold.
The companies have $4,500,000 invested at Pearson, $4,500,000 invested at Ma
dera, and $1,000,000 at El Paso, besides the $15,000,000 invested in the railroad.
All this capital is rendered practically idle and subject to heavy loss and waste,
through the unrestricted activities of the rebels.
It would take 50 cars of lumber every day from Mexico to feed the El Paso
mm to its present capacity and keep it running full time and full handed. Tfaa
El Paso mill is planned from one end to the other to handle 50 cars in and 50 cars
out every day. The El Paso mill has a present capacity of 1,000,000 feet a day,
with primary supply for 99 years. The El Paso plant was built to provide storage
for 40,000,000 feet of ro,ugh lumber awaiting finishing. But the most the plant
has ever been able to accumulate at one time, owing solely to the rebels' inter
ference with train movement, is 8,000,000 feet in storage. At present there is but
2,600,000 feet in El Paso storage, and no prospect of getting any more in the near
future, although 6,000,000 feet is already loaded on cars standing at Chihuahua and
Madera awaiting the restoration, even temporary, of railroad traffic over either
At present the plant is running with 600 men to get out some pressing orders for
onion crates, lettuce crates, bevel siding, molding, and door and sash stock. These
orders are Deing "skinned along" with what lumber can be obtained, in order to
fill the most urgent contracts. But orders for millions of feet of finished stuff
for England, Aaa, Australia. Canada, and United States points have been turned
down in the last 60 days, and no new orders are being entered, because of the tie-up
f the railroads from the timber to the mills. Salesmen all over the United States
and in Europe are being held in idleness because the mills cannot guarantee to fill
orders in view of the inability to bring the raw stock from the sawmills to the
"V7ith primary supply for 99 years, of the finest white pine in the world, the
immense " are reduced to a hand-to-mouth policy and are threatened with com
plete shutdown, because the rebels will not let the trains move, and the Mexican
federal .government cannot or will not give protection.
The Pearson syndicate has the largest body of timber under one ownership,
and the largest cutting and finishing capacity, of any company inthe world. The
Pearson and Madera mills have combined capacity equal to one-third of the whole
output of the state of California. The finished output, if the mills were allowed
to obtain lumber to run on, would be 500,000,000 feet a year from the El Paso!
and Madera plants. At this rate the mills could run 99 years without exhausting
the primary supply owned by the Madera company, and yet for lack of railroad
communication the output is already reduced to one-fourth of normal capacity, and
2. complete shutdown is threatened as soon as present orders are cleaned tip and
the stocks in hand are exhausted.
To El Paso city, it means the loss of approximately $2000 per day now being
disbursed here for wages and commissary supplies--a large share of the commis
sary supplies for the two immense Mexican plants and the thousands of people in
the communities dependent on them, as well as the railroad, is bought through the
El Paso market.
To El Paso, the direct loss of $2000 per day is only a small part of the actual
loss, for if the mills were running on full time and capacity as they would now be
if lumber could be brought to the mills over the company's railroad from the tim
ber tracts in Mexico there yould be $3000 per day more than now, to be dis
bursed in El Paso in wages alone.
El Paso city, therefore, is to be the sufferer to the extent of $5000 per day, or
more than $1,500,000 a year, by reason of the activities of the rebels, unhampered
by the Mexican federal government.
On the site of the El Paso Milling company's 14 acre plant, there was nothing
last ApriL In nine months $1,000,000 has been invested here and the largest wood
finishing plant in the world has been erected here. Owing to the activities of the
rebels in Mexico, unhampered by the Mexican federal government, this immense
investment is to be rendered idle and inoperative, and El Paso is to lose $5000 per
day, or more than $1,500,000 a year, practically all of which money would come in
from outside, from a great distance, and be added directly to El Paso's working
Although the El Paso plant has been in operation only a few months, inspection
of the company's books shows that the product of the El Paso mill has been sold
all over the world. El Paso lumber products have been built into British ship3
and into ships of the United States navy and mercantile marine. Shipments by
the trainload have been made to England. Tens of carloads of special stock have
gone to Australia. Immense shipments have gone to practically every state in
the United States, and throughout Canada.
Most of the screen doors and windows made in the United States are beinjj
made of El Paso lumber. A very large share of the "hard wood" furniture, doors,
and interior finish made in the United States is made of El Paso stock veneered.
Thousands of houses in New England and on the Atlantic seaboard have been
weatherboarded with El Paso bevel-siding. No other null in the world would dare
to accept such immense single orders for bevel siding and pattern molding as the
El Paso mill has been handling.
AUpresent the El Paso m"U is engaged m making 1,000,000 onion crates for
tlie Laredo district of Texas-rhalf the entire requirement of the year. The El
Paso mill is now turning out 20,000 crates a day, and will soon ship a solid train
load of 25 cars, 125,000 crates, to Laredo. To get the order, the El Paso mills
submitted to a competitive test which consisted of packing 50 pounds of onions in
a sample crate and dropping it five times a distance of five feet onto a paved
street The El Paso crate competing with oak, pine, and sweetgum from Texas and
Louisiana mills was the only one which stood a perfect test
If you want to see the greatest lumber finishing mill in the world, in operation,
it would be well for you to go down there within the next three or four days, for
unless the rebels let the company's lumber come through over the company's own
railroad, the mills will have to suspend operations, partly or wholly, in the very
The Herald has made this frank and conservative statement of facts for the
public information. The company has done all it can all it can be expected to do.
What next? One man's guess is about as good as another's.
Yuan K'ai, China's Leader
President of China lias Risen to
Power Over Defeats and
-By Frederfc J. HnsKln-
WASHINGTON,. D. C., Jan. 24.
The life of Yuan Shlh K'ai, the
first president of China, is, in
its broader outlines at least, an in
spiration to every poor boy, be he occi
dental or oriental. Yuan Shlh K'-i
rose to power, both under the Man
chus and in the new republic, as a
r'"h soldier and not alfing the
flowery paths of the prescribed Han-
j lin scholarship. With the Chinese, high
I and low, the scholar always has stood.
first; the soldier almost last, only the
actor and the. barber ranking lower in
their Inflexible social system. i'ot
Yuan Shlh K'ai, poor, relatively un
lettered, barely witbln the pale of
ficial respectability because of li
calling, rose to greatness, conquering
not only deeprooted custom, but de
feats and disgraces which would have
overwhelmed any ordinary man.
Fought In Korea.
Yuan Shlh K'ai was born to poor
parents In Honan province in 1858. By
taking the bachelor's degree in the
classics he barely qualified for future
recognition, and then became a military
subaltern. He is next heard of In
Korea, then a dependency of China.
Legend hath it that his superiors sent
him there because he had a very dis
quieting way of doing things with
startling dispatch and uncomfortable
firmness. At the early age of32, or
in 1890, he was commander of the
troops and resident-general of Korea.
Four years later came the disastrous
war with Japan over Korea. It was
at once the unmaking and the making
of the great Yuan Shlh K'ai.
He was blamed for not conciliating
the Japanese and was accused of de
ceiving LI Hung Chang as to the true
state of affairs in Korea. He was re
called, reduced to a minor post in ob
scure Wenchow. and forgotten. But
the smashing victories of the Japanese
trained troops over his own lusty
heroes armed with poisoned arrows,
hideous sounding gong3 and stink-puts
snowed him that China must be
modernized or go under. He was not
the first Chinese to learn this lesson,
but he was the first to lay. It down as
a rule to be followed day and night,
with the convenient exceptions wh-;n
it best serves even a modernized
Chinese's Interest to be wholly Chinese.
Started Reform Movement.
Pondering over this great truth In
bucolic Wenchow led Yuan to get In
touch with, and gain the friendship
of, Kang Yu-wei, the noted Cantonese
agitator. In 1897, or thereabouts, Kan;
ventured north to Pekin. capital of the
empire and stronghold Of the Manchus.
In a single interview he so won the
confidence of emperor Huang Hsu that
he was permitted to outline a program
for the reformation of the country.
Early in 1S98 Kang Yu-wei secured lor
i uan Shlh K'ai a private audience with
the emperor. Just as his majesty was
on the brink of that famous "Hun
dred Days of Reform." Yuan pledged
himself to the cause and the emperor
put him on the official eligible list.
iie was maue expectant vice jjresiueiit i
. of a board and given command or a
aisorgamzzeo. army corps.
So Yuan Shlh K'ai owed the restora
tion of his fortunes to a radical re
form and his own oath to fight for a
better day in China. At first he
wrought well and was called Yuan the
Reformer. Beginning with a few sol
diers he soon had about 10,000 fairly
well drilled troops. He was fair and
honest with the men, and shunned the
fat contracts for rotten military sup
plies. .His foreign instructors swore
Selected to Kill Servant.
In the meantime emperor Huang Hsu
was issuing reform edicts at a rate
that thoroughly aroused the empress
and by murder eliminate her most
Dowager Tzi An. The emperor decided
that it was necessary to imprison her
faithful and powerful supporter
Jung Lu, viceroy of Chihli, her child
hood friend, once a lieutenant of tbe
palace guard when she was merely a
concubine of the second grade in the
household of the then emperor.
The delicate task of taking Jung
Lu's life was given to Yuan. He was
agreeable and bowed from his majesty's
presence with these -words on his lips:
"Your servant will endeavor to recom
pense the imperial favor even though
his merit be as a drop of water in
tbe ocean or a grain of sand In the
desert: he will faithfully perform the
service of a dog or a horse while there
remains breath of life in his body."
Revealed LPlot io Victim.
But Jung Lu was not killed when Yuan
reached Tientsin. Several months be
fore, while In thfr very heat of his pro
gresslveness. Yuan had taken the "Oath
of Brotherhood" with this same viceroy
Jung Lu, arch enemy of progress.
Smothering his pious vow of a few days
before. Yuan revealed the plot to his
intended victim, who promptly noti
fied Tzl An. Then both officials modestly
effaced themselves for a few days. Tzl
An Immediately summoned her guards
and rushing to the royal palace, had
the emperor seized. One or two in
timates of the young ruler were de
capitated but Kang Yu-wei escaped.
The reign of reform was over.
Saved Foreigners From Boxers.
For this high treason Y'uan Shlh K'ai
was rewarded with 10 years of high
power. Almost at once he was made
governor of the province of Shantung,
where the Germans hold the port of
Kiao Chou. Two years later the Box
ers gripped the country, but by mas
terly Fabian tactics he was able to
toy witl them, saving the lives of the
foreigners In his province, and at the
same time retaining the confidence of
the empress dowager, who soon saw
he had been right Later he was pro
moted to the very lucrative viceroyalty
of Chihli, Jung Lu having become
commander-in-chief of the Imperial
guard and a member of the grand coun
cil. Finally Yuan reached the very
pinnacle of favor by being given a
seat in the grand council and the presi
dency of the Wai Wu Pu, then China's
foreign service and all-governing do
In all of these important positions
Yuan Shlh K'ai continued to build
good roads, make cities sanitary, es
tablish stable credit, drill troops, en
force law and order, protect foreigners
and encourage modern education and
Christian schools. Foreigners hailed
him China's Strong Man. Tientsin,
where he lived as viceroy of Chihli, is
the cleanest, most sanitary and healtn
ful city in all of China, not excepting
Shanghai, where the foreigners have
been in control over 30 years. He was
In the full flush of his glory, feared
and respected by millions. Even Man
elm princes of the blood did his bid
ding. Apparently the double dealing
or 1898 had been forgiven and for
gotten. Then came his downfall.
Removed From High Office.
The aged empress Dowager Tzl An
and emperor Huang Hsu, whom Yuan
had betrayed, died within 24 hours of
each other. The widow of the emperor
became empress dowager and the
brother of the emperor, prince Chun,
became prince regent for thp baby
emperor Tn obedience to the lato
Huang TIsu s fenont and oft-Tprpr 1
wish that Yuan Shlh K'ai should be
Uncle Tom's Cabin, like th' criminal,
alius returns f th' scene o' its crime.
Most ever'thing we have t' have these
days is a luxury.
killed at the first opportunity, his
widow now directed prince Chun to lay
the statesman's head on the block.
Prince Chun and the Manchu princes
weie willing, but they feared united
action on the part of the foreign In
terests. So a distinctly Chinese thing
happened. In an imperial edict Yuan
Shlh K'ai was lauded for his great
ability and gast services, but because
of the rheumatism in his leg he would
be permitted, yea ordered, to divest
himself of all offices, titles, emolu
ments, etc, the better to enable him
to retire to the restful shades of his
old Honan home! Yuan stood not upon
the order of his going. The lamented
rheumatism did not interfere with a
hurried journey to the home of nis
Apparently Yuan the Reformer,
China's Strong Man, had run his course.
There he stood at 50, hated by the
Manchus, scorned as a traitor by the
reformers, now feared by none, 'de
graded, powerless and ill. He seemed
destined to go down in history as
China's Cardinal Wolsey. That was
four years ago. Today he is president
of China, bigger, more powerful than
ever, acting as only he can act the
dual role of Diaz and a "Washington,
at once the solution and the enigma
of the complex Chinese problem in
Its present phase.
Made Premier By Throne.
"When the revolution broke out on
October 10, 1811, Yuan Shlh K'ai had
been in obscurity three years. He did
not stir in behalf of the revolt, nor
did he lift a hand to support the be
leagured throne. The rebels were
afraid to ask him to become one of
them, and the regent, prince Chun,
felt that in restoring Yuan to power
he would be taking an adder to his own
bosom. But there was no one else In
all of China who could meet the crisis.
Four days after the storm broke at
Wuchang. Yuan Shih K'ai was ap
pointed viceroy of the Hu Kuang prov
inces, to act as he saw fit in the sup
pression of the revolt. He refused, and
refused again, accepting only after the
Manchu court sent Gen. Y-in Chang to
plead with him personally. In another
month he was in the city of Pekin,
called there to be premier of the empire
with unlimited authority. He made a
dramatic entrance, flanked by out
riders armed with headaxes, he him
self wearing the Imperial yellow jacket,
a garment which gives the wearer ab
solute power of life and death over all
who come before him. and one which
even the prince regent did not wear
when he received Yuan at the royal
From that moment Yuan Shih K'ai
has been the ruler of China. He quick
ly reached an understanding with the
national assembly, a new legislative
body which didn't legislate, thanks
to the Manchus, the members of which
sympathized with the revolution. "With
in a month he brought about the "res
ignation" of prince Chun, the regent
who had dismissed him three short
years before. Although his compro
mise cabinet went to pieces, his trained
army in the Yangtze valley kept the
rebel forces at bay. In the meantime
the revolution spread to other parts
of the country, and he convinced the
Manchus that only the abdication of
the emperor would save them all from
ruin. At the same time he carried on
a long peace conference with the reb
els. Inaugurated As President.
On January 1 the revolutionists made
Dr. Sun Yat Sen president of the In
surgent government. Yuan Shih K'ai's
peace envoy. Tang Shao YI, reported
after his conferences with Wu Ting
Fang, In favor of a republic. On Feb
ruary 12 came the abdication of em
peror Pu YI, five years old. Yuan
Shih K'ai was given sole power to
treat 'with the rebels. Sun Y'at Sen
offered to resign If Yuan would -agree
to a republic and accept the presi
dency. Yuan was inaugurated in Pekin
March 10, last year. Just five months
after the Manchus recalled him from
disgrace. He has successfully with
stood fierce Internal strife since then
and doubtless will continue to rule for
many a year.
In a recent number 'of the China
Press, Shanghai, marking the first an
niversary of the revolution, he pleads
for peaceful and united China, and con
cludes: "Might this be accomplished it would
be my most ardent wish to bid adieu
to the field of political activity and
return to those of mp rural home, there
to emulate Washington In personal at
tention to the cultivaion of my acres,
supremely happy in the fulfillment of
a life time's heart felt desire."
Still, there are those who say Yuan
Shlh ICal would be a king. Only Yuan
Shlh K'ai knows. Should a king come
to China out of all this turmoil it will
Tomorrow: Gen. LI Yuan-hung.
DEFENCE "WILL CHALLENGE AGED
JUROR IN HARROW TRIAL.
Los Angeles, Calif-. Jan. 24. The
certificate of a physician 80 years old,
that a juror aged 75 was in no condi
tion to withstand the long confinement
promised In the second trial of Clarence
S Darrow for alleged jury bribing, was
refused today by judge W. M. Conley.
The juror was John Farley, a war vet
eran. Counsel for Darrow declared that an
alternate juror would be unnecessary
as they Intended to use a peremptory
challenge to get rid of the aged man.
SCHOONER IS IN DISTRESS.
Washington. D. C J.an. 24. The
schooner J- Edward Drake, bound from
Ferdlnandina, Fla.. for Philadelphia, Is
in distress off Hog Island, "Va., as the
rfiult of a collision with an unknown
sti im r The roenue cutter Onondaga
Is on the waj to her assistance.
Br GEORGE FITCn.
Author of "At Good Old Sin-ash."
FUN is enjoyment with pepper and
other spices in it. It is a sort
of a class B pleasure. A man with
a skyscraper brow can live happily all
Ins life on such class A pleasures as lit
erature, music and art. But the ordin iry
human has to have a little fun now and
then or he will sour and become a social
nuisance. . ,
Tlioro nri spvpral million varieties or
. fun and most of these are harder on the
! system than work. 11 men nau to ne
in iv-v swamps au uay long sutouuj;
ducks for $2 a day the industrial com
mission would look into their case. A
man will spend two davs and $200 try-in-
to shin up a 15,000 foot mountain
peak, hanging on by his ears and heels
in the steep places because it is fun.
But if the elevator breaks in his office
building and he has to climb four stories
he will sue the management.
Fun is almost anything that vou don't
have to do. Baseball is the. most fun
in the world until a man gets so good
that he can command a .salary for plav
ing it. Afterwards it is work and when
it rains and he doesn't have to play, he
weeps with joy. .
Driving an automobile is glorious fun
and some men spend $5000 a ycarfor
the privilege. Other men look pained
and dowh-trodden when you necglect to
give them 50 cents in addition to the
legal fare for running a car four blocks
on a nice spring day.
Some men can get a great deal of fun
"Trying to climb up a 15.000 foot moun
nnt. of a. checker frame anil other men
can enjoy themselves thoroughly while
chasing the weight oi a lizzea star
through a three-pound book of loga
rithms. Other men cannot enjoy them
selves except by watching two stout
prize fighters reducing each others faces
to Hamburg steaks. Some men get their
fun bv trying to drown themselves m
the Niagara rapids in a motor boit,
while a great many more spend happy
years trying 'to drown themselves out ol
Men's tastes in fun have determined
the progress of the world. War was once
a leading amusement and watching
Christian martyrs fry at the stake was
considered a noble pastime. We are more
particular now about our fun, bnt little
underpaid chorus girls must still amuse
J us while they last, and whgn a fun-
muKur turns a gasonne tanK into a ou
norseDower car ana juggernauts inrongn
the city at a mile a minute no one has
the heart to lynch him because he is
merely amusing himself.
When we can get our fun out of turn
ing rascals out of office, swatting the
selfish and inflicting awful surprises on
the suffering in the shape of good fel
lowship the driver of the millennium
will wake from his long sleep and crank
tin his machine. Copyrighted by George
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1889.
C. B. Eddy Is expected home In a few
Col. J. F. Harvey came down from
Alamagordo last night.
Paul. Hammet returned this morn
ing from Roswell, N. M.
W. R. Brown, of the Santa Fe, has
returned from his southern trip.
W. E. Baker went north over the
Santa Fe this morning to Las Cruces.
Dave Henderson, of the G. H. ma
chine shop, Is laid up with a sore fool.
Jim Thornton is helping in the Santa
Fe depot office. In the absence of Mr.
Bob Lyons, of the G. H., returned
home yesterday afternoon from San
Dr. Wilklnson"!s erecting a two-story
brick house on Upson avenue, near
Santa Fe street.
A force of workmen was busy yes
terday constructing.a foundation pre
paratory to raising the G. H. oil house,
east of the shoos.
Yesterday afternoon Arthur Ealand,
foreman of the bridge and building
crew of the G. H., tested a new device
A. Solomon has sold to Mrs. Pomeroy
all of his interest In the livery stable
business. W. J. Rand is in charge of
The hotels in this city are crowded
to capacity, but the increase in travel
still continues. As a consequence many
have found It difficult to procure lodg
ings. Tom Lawton, of the auditing de
partment of the E. P. & N. E., will
leave his position at the first of the
month and will leave for New York.
His place will be filled by Sam Bridg
ers. Architect Ed lineezell is now en
gaged in constructing B. F. Darby
shlre's fine residence, at the corner of
Idaho and Florence streets. O. G.
Seeton's S7000 residence on Magoffin
avenue, which the are architect Is
building, is nearly completed.
Leading architects In the city are
nearly all opposed to submitting com
petitive plans for the school building,
believing that it would be a waste of
time, for the reason that there are no
building experts on the school board.
Architect Krause Is believed to be the
one to whom the plans would be given,
if there is no competition.
El Paso council. No. 631, National
Union, will instal the following offi
cers Thursday night, January 26: S. S.
McCutcheon, X C. Lackland. E. C Pew,
W E. Sharp, G. B. C. Robinson. Dan
Kelly. Frank E. Hunter, G. H. HIggins,
Z. T White, T. W. Faust. J. W. Morris
son," C C. Kiefer, J. W. Brown and J. F.
Price. El Paso council has paid out
to beneficiaries since itsv organlzati tn
in 1S93 over ? 10,000. Among the mem
bers are: W. R, Martin. W. S. McQut
cheon. E. C. Pew, W. G. Walz. W. E.
Sharpe. A. M. Loomis, Z. T. White. M.
B Davis. F. E. Hunter, J. C. Lackland,
Dr C T. Race. R. G. Lightbody. W. E.
Race. B. C. Roberts, C H. Higrfns. J.
H. Crawford. W. F. Payne. M. W. Stan
ton. W. A. Wilson. W. W. Fink, G. S.
Wallace, J. S. Morrlsson, J. W. Brown.
R. B. Bias, H. B. Kelly. C. a Keifor,
W M. Crosby, A. Lamour. Dr. W. A.
In-in. S J Gatlin, W F Price John
Ptffian. Geo Parker, C. F. Slack and
O. W. McPhetridge.
A Short Story.
AT one time the district of Volto
restl belonged to a Greek, Nieh
las ZamfridI, and there lived here
a lost beautiful Roumanian girl. The
Greek fell madly In love with the girl,
but before he had asked for her hand,
the girl's parents married her to another
Greek, Do-nitro Coras. Domitro Coras
died soon after the marriage and left
the girl a widow. Sultana, tor that war
her name, was the sole heir to tne
demesne of her husband.
Nicholas Zamfridi was still madly in
love with Sultana. For many nights he
watched her house, but no one entered,
nor did anyone come out. irom day
to day his bad humor increased, and his
men trembled when they saw him com
ing. He found fault with everything,
yet lacked the courage to approach faui-
aFmally he sent for his friend. Cosmo
Racoare, who was renowned for his
profound sagacity, his overflowing op
timism and his strength.
Racoare arrived three days later.
Nicholas sat in his garden, smoking his
chibouque and dreaming of Sultana.
When he saw Cosmo, Nicholas greeted
him with great joy. then stood to ad
mire the splendid appearance of his
visitor boots with great steel spurs, a.
sleeveless coat, to which was attached
a glittering belt, a long barreled gnn
slung over his shoulder, a black fur
cap, and an Arabian horse which he
"Oh. what a wonderful picture you
make!" Nicholas exclaimed, as if awak
ening from a dream. He then turned to
his servant: "Vasile, bring some cof
Later on Nicholas confided his love
troubles to his friend and asked him
o suggest a way in which he might
see Sultana and ask for her hand. Af
ter some conversation Racoare told
Nicholas to meet him in the glaae at
Voltoresti and a moment later the hoof
beats of his horse were heard as he
rode away. ' . , , ,
Everybody was asleep, at Frasinl
when he arived. The gates were closed.
Cosmo knocked at them with the butt
of his gun.
"Who is there?" asked a voice in
side. "Open the gate! It is I. Cosmo.
The gates flew open. Cosmo entered
the yard and found It empty. He dis
mounted at the stairs and pressea the
door. It was open.
In the empty corridors his steps re
sounded and his spurs tinkled. Sudden
ly a light illuminated the place. Sul
tana stood in the doorway, her hair
falling over her shoulders like a man
tle. She was dressed in white and had
a yatagan In her hand.
"Who are you. and what do you
want?" she asked of Cosmo.
"I have come to carry you off," said
Racoare, emphasizing every word, "to
give you into the hands of Kyr Nicho
las." She raised her yatagan. Racoare
went forward, seized her hand and the
yatagan flaw into a corner. Sultana
"Hello! Gavrile, Nlchojas, Tneodore.
Voices were heard and the servants
entered the corridor. Rocoare went to
wards Sultana. Once more she snatched
the knife from the table.
"Why do you stand there like fools?"
she cried. "Defend me! Take hold of
him and bind him!"
"Don't waste words," said Racoare.
'T see you are not a coward, but you
cannot escape me."
The servants muttered: "How are we
to bind him? It is Racoare, the strong,
mistress. Nobody can do anything to
"Cowards!" she cried, and made a
rush for Racoare, who seized her in his
arms, caught hold of her hands, tied
them together and carried her off as if
she were a bundle.
"What a woman," thought Racoare,
as he bore her through the corridor.
' Kyr Nicholas has no bad taste. She is
Sultana looked contemptuously at her
servants, who were paralyzed with fear.
Then she looked fearlessly into Ra
"Who are you? she sighed.
She looked at her servaus once more,
read the fear in their eyes, and under
stood. When he was outside, Racoare mount
ed his horse, placed her in the saddle in
front of him and spurred the animal
forward Into the silent night. "What
a woman!" he thought, as the horse
rushed ahead with the speed of the
Sultana turned around and looked
a Racoare's face illuminated by the
The horse galloped through the for
est. Sultana looked constantly at the
man who was carrying her off. She
felt so safe in his strong arms, and
under the arched eyebrows she saw his
eye glittering like steel.
""Why did you look at me so? Why
do you tremble?" she asked.
The noise of the trotting horse sound
ed through the glades as the horse sped
onward. Suddenly shadowy flgu-es
were seen in the distance.
"Who is that?" aultana asked.
"Kyr Nicholas," Racoare replied.
Sultana grew silent and Cosmo feit
her body as it became more rigid. She
raised her white hands violently, oarst
the ropes that tleth them, and before
Racoare had time to prevent her, ha
seized the reins with her right hand,
threw the horse around, and clung to
Racoare with all the strength tn her
left arm. He felt her toly toft and
yielding against his breast and she
whispered: Do not let anyone take me
A shadow, the horse sped along in the
faint light. Down below and fi r away,
other shadows began to move. They
were seen outlined against the sky. but
the blapk vision, towards which they
stared, fled farther and farther until it
disappeared in the darkness of the
The Necessary Thing
Oy "Walt Mason-
It's well to be writing a book, or puint
ing a tree and a brook; but, Elizabeth
Ann, if you'd please sordid man, you'd
better be learning to cook! I know
you're a peach and a beaut at playing
the harp and the flute; but the man
that you wed will expect to be fed oa
beefsteak, potatoes and fruit. So many,
Elizabeth Ann. can paint on a vase or a
fan; so many can sing like the birds in
the spring so few can do things with a
pan! So many sweet maidens can takfe
a box and some ribbons and make a nice
rustie clock that would please Mr. Bok
and so few can get busy and bake!
So many can stand and recite the rhyme
about curfew tonight! But where is" the
maid who can make marmalade, or mK
up a salad just right? I can't eat a
chromo. my dear, and a book tastes ex
ceedingly queer; when I'm empty I long
not for a sonnet or song, but for well
roasted chunk of a steer. The house
keeping girl is a gem the girl who can
bake stew and hem! The girls who
can play on pianos all day there's
never a shortage of them! Copyright,
1912, by George Matthew Adams.
SHERIFF ALLEGES SOLON IS
AVAXTBD TO FACE CHARGE
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 24. Alleging
that representative E. H. Manson of
Sweetwater county Is F. Hr Roberts,
wanted In McDougall county for
illegally obtaining $960 of school funds
in 1903, sheriff J. F. Johnson, of Mc
Dowell today presented to governor
McCree a request from governor Glas
cock for a rrouisttlon for the deporta
tion of Manson
Develop the Best In You
Happlnes Will Result When You
Realize Self-Protection Is
Life's True "Purpose.
By Ella Wheeler Willcox.
THIS is the material age, and it is
necessary to think of mateiial
things in order to .be able tJ
play our part in life's great drama.
Now and then we are visited by a
religious teacher, from Oriental lands
who gives no heed to what he shall
cat or drink or wear, and who tells us
to do likewise.
Some of theje men are really holj
their hearts given wholly to introspec
tion and meditation on Divine subjects,
and some of them are merely idle
vagrants, who take this pose or relig
ious devotee to avoid work.
A Vain Pursuit.
In our country the climate necessi
tates more clothing than the one bit uf
cloth wrapped from breast to knees,
which constitutes the costume of many
of these holy men, and our peoplo are
less inclined to believe in the sincerit
of the traveling priest, and correspond
ingly less generous in their impulses to
ward supporting such men. Therefore,
the teacher who comes among us muse
be paid a salary or allow some of his
friends to pay his bills, which amounts
to the same thing. So even in our re
ligions must money be considered.
Yet while this is true, nothing is
more vain than the pursuit of happi
ness through the possession of great
More and more am I Impressed with
the small part which wealth plajs in
human happiness. Some of the most
unhappy people I have ever encountered
were dowered with every earthly boon.
The object of life is the development
of the best inryou.
Once you realize this, happiness will
be possible to you. The very realiza
tion brings it nearer.
Until you do realize, believe and know
It to be true, nothing can give you hap
piness. You will seek, and seek vainly,
for lasting pleasure. As fast as you at
tain some desired object, its value will
depart; as soon as a joy Is seized, it will
perish. But once you understand that
life is given you as a season for eeii
development, the great searchlight of
the soul will fall on the way to
happiness, and you will know that you
are on the road.
It is useless to say that in order to
develop your best self you must have
money and a change of environment.
Mastery of Circumstances.
Every great soul makes its environ
ment serve Its purpose of development
And once a man does this he begins the
mastery of fcircumstance. He begins to
create his own environment; he begins
to understand what the word "Happi
ness" means. He knows It is Indepen
dent of money, place, or position; it is
I have met such souls among the
world's toilers more frequently than
among the Idle rich. Yes. I have, too,
encountered the enlightened and illu
minated being in halls of fashion; but
w ealth, or fashion, or poverty, or labor,
can only serve the purpose, and cannot
hinder or harm the soul that finds the
true meaning of life. Its purpose and
Advice To the Lovelorn
By Beatrice Fairfax.
A TRAVESTY ON LOVE.
My Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am a young girl 15 years old and
In love with a. young man 21, but thre
Is another boy who I have led to be-
. -r 1... y.m ... 4hf. hm, haa nnTir
I iieve 1 iuc iiii ...? ,v,j "
. found out about the young man 21 and
ne aeciaes ne sws " "'
thing very desperate If 1 do not at once
break up with the other young man. I
cannot do that, for I love him dearly.
Can you advise me what to do to keep
this boy from doing something rash.
With many thanks, yours truly,
Let him alone. He will do nothing
- .-. .,j 1. ...n... -wl tfan
i rasn. xie vuum e wc w
fthe average boy if he did, but he won't.
le proDaniy nas sense cuuugu u ji
that you do not love him nor anybody
else. You don't know what love is.
You are only a child. Go play with
My Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am a girl of 16 and in love with a
boy 19. I know he likes me no more.
But ho loves a girl my same age
and she loves him, but at times ae
treats her like he hates her. Twice I
know she "rang him, on the telephone
and when she said who she was he
sneeringly would say, "Well, what do
you want?" but before they alway3
rang off he would make a date to meet
her some place. I know "Ucould win
him if I could ever see himjrbat I can
not let him call as he wanted to the
first time I met him. for my father
objects to me receiving company dur
ing school term, and if I wait he may
be gone. Please advise me. Truly
Forget it, child. You are not In love
and the boy is not worth while. For
get It. and be thankful later. You
are merely fascinated now you don't
love. Anyhow, even if you did love, it
is not your place to "win" a boy. as
you suggest. The boys should do the
"winning." Any girl who does the
courting will rue it ever after.
HE IS NOT GALLANT.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I am 20 years old and engaged to
be married to a young man 25. I work
nights from 5 p.m. until 12 m., near his
place, of business. He also works even
ings from 6 oclock until 11:30. Dont
you think It proper for him to see me
home every night, as It is dangerous
for me to "walk four blocks from the
I car alone His mother tells me he nev
er-in his life gets home before 2 a. m.
I certainly cannot account for that Now
if he took me home it wouldn't take him
two blocks out of his way. Mabel
If he loved you sincerely he, would
protect you to your home If it were 40
blocks. I am afraid he is very selfish.
A selfish lover makes a brutal husband.
Are you sure you cannot be happy with
NEBRASKA WANTS FEDERAL
CONTROL OF TELEPHONE LINES.
Lincoln, Neb, Jan. Si. A resolution
was unanimously adopted by the house
this morning memorializing congress
to enact a law providing for national
ownership and control of all telephone
lines. A similar resolution has alreadv
been passed by the senate.
IOWA MAY BAN FIREARMS.
Des Moines, la.. Jan. 2i. It will bo
a violation to sell firearms or weapons
of any description in Iowa, if a bill
introduced in the lower house of the
legislature passes. The bill provides
for the creation of a board to pass
upon applicants tor th privilege.
"Violation of the act is made a felony
Tomorrow being the last Saturday of
the month, Herald currier -will present
bills for subscriptions to February lift.
Subscribers -will kindly note the above
and beyrcaily for the boys.
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
(New York Press.)
Anyhow, a woman has a good enough
business head to manage good busines
Girls hav e such imaginations thev
can think they have a religious feellne
when It's their liver. eeung
Nothing puts the devil in a better
humor than for two men to make"
business agreement on their honor
A man can be more of a philosopher
jner stepping on somebody's toe than
having somebody step on his.