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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Wednesday, January Twenty-ninth, 1913.
THIRTY-SECOND YEAR OF PUBLICATION
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Martin, Felix Martinez, A. L. Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey.
Livestock Supply Failing
NEVER again will the United States be s. beef exporting nation of importance
until there shall be a. revolution in the American livestock industry, accord
ing to the New York Journal of Commerce. Reviewing the course of the
export market in 1912, the Journal finds that exports of live cattle and meats to
the European markets steadily decreased all year, until in the last several months
of the year there was absolutely no export to Europe of dressed meat, and only
a few hundred live cattle were sent to England. In previous years cattle had been
sent to England at the rate of 10,000 or 15,000 head per month, and dressed beef
quarters at a somewhat smaller rate but in large quantities. In 1912, toward the
closing months of the year, these branches of export trade practically ceased.
Students of the livestock markets assert that the home demand has at last
overtaken the supply, and is far in excess of the supply. Importations of livestock
are increasing. The only hope appears to be a great revival of interest among
farmers in raising livestock for market. The old time range industry has dwindled,
and the market demand is so strong that the old methods' of feeding in northern
pastures can no longer meet it regularly and adequately.
Modern Ideas For China
Monldy System of Study Recognized
Centuries Ilefore Christ
Is Cast Off.
By Frederic J. Raskin
ASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 29.
In China education pertains to
more than scholastic activities.
t embraces the Chinese government it
self. Education Is doubtless the basis
of present day affairs in all occidental
countries. (Jn China, howeTer, it was
more than a base when the old order
prevailed and will maintain itself under
other forms in the expanding era
which the children of Han are now en
tering. The moldy s ystem of study
whicn the Chinese nav at last cast
off forever, was learning, religion and
government all In one. The scholar
was everything, everybody else noth
ing. Plutocratic domination in Europe
and America is kindergarten play In
comparison with the intellectual aris-
In the west and south the farmers largely gave up cattle raising when prices elisor 25 centurieBut 'while tHe
iiitieiiL eaucuuun was me cniei iactor
were extremely low, and now they find themselves in a position that may force
them back, gradually but surely, into the livestock industry. The farmers have
been raising grain and feed in such enormous quantities that the cost of transpor
tation to great distances becomes a large factor in the final market price. The
farmer does not get the same benefit as he would if he raised livestock and 'fed the
stock himself with crops from his own farm, or from near borne.
The ideal farm, as director Newell of the reclamation service clearly pointed out
when he was here some weeks ago, is the farm having sufficient livestock to utilize
the surplus grain and feed crops, so as to make the greatest possible value for
shipment to the general markets, and return the fertilizer tff the soil.
Livestock as an element in farming presents almost exactly the same problems
as manufacturing the home products of a community. Raising livestock may well
be considered a manufacturing operation, and the greatest value is created in
manufacturing when materials nearest home are utilized, when labor near home
is kept employed, and when the most highly finished product is shipped out.
Our present methods of raising feed crops, shipping them away, and then buy
ing them back in the form of meat, are as wasteful and as indefensible, econom
ically speaking, as the failure of Texas to manufacture any considerable part of
her cotton product.
The livestock problem of America can only be solved by the farmers returning
to the old time methods, still practiced in all old countries and in most of the old
states, of keeping on the farm the maximum number of livestock that the farm
can support, and shipping as little of the raw products of the tilled fields as
There is an old saying that "The 'devil will argue religion with any priest"
and that seems to be about the spirit in which the rebels and the federals in
Mexico discuss peace.
Mexican rebels, after much parley, have at last secured their own permission
to attack Juarez. It is only a couple of days or so to the anniversary.
Death comes to Mexican tranquility in a different way from its approach in
the human body. The body grows cold at the extremities but Mexico grows
There is beautiful poetic compensation in the fact that every time the local
"ring" gets the worst of it in national and state politics, Zach Cobb is rendered
so much happier. So the world .is not all gloom.
Perhaps -what's the matter with the Mexican war is that the Sheldon lobby
board of strategy has not been meeting regularly.
With more than $50,000 a month of the taxpayers' money to be spent by the
next city administration, apathy on the part of citizens is strange to see. Yet
apathy wins most elections by losing to the other fellow.
The highest duty before mankind in this world is to work for the be'tterment
of conditions of human existence for the masses of the people for the substantial
equalization of opportunity and welfare. Even pure selfishness, if it be enlightened
selfishness, dictates this course.
Political sanitation is the key to good government. $3ySi,f
When You Are Resting
WHEN citizens of El Paso are loafing or taking a layoff, it might be well
for them to turn their minds to some of the little side matters that con
cern our community life and welfare, such, for example, as a "city plan"
for the future, economy and efficiency in public service, public audit and account
ing, taxation, a clean ballot, Chihnahuita, a social survey, public health and sani
tation, charities and relief, public safety, public recreation, street parking, high
ways, international bridges, public utilities, antigambling, protection of minors,
saloon regulation, redlight regulation, nuisances, police, education, fire insurance,
labor conditions, arbitration and conciliation, railroads, new industries, statistics
and census, municipal art, historical landmarks, international relations, the cham
ber of commerce, the "budget" plan of raising funds for semipublic purposes, the
coming cattlemen's convention, the colonizing of the valley with actual farmers,
the centralizing of the southwestern mining industry in El Paso, the extending of
our jobbing and mail order trade, the encouraging of California travelers to stop
over here, the encouraging of the mohair and livestock industry, promotion of
agriculture, development of manufactures, etc, etc. It is a narrow minded citizen
who does not closely concern himself with these matters.
Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas Democrats will pay for Wilson's whistle'
in loss of profits on wool and mohair, when the tariff is shot to pieces.
The greatest factors in the present cost of high living are not the tariff, not
the trusts, not the railroads, but" these two: first, costly and inefficient distribu
tion from producer to consumer and too many middlemen sharing the profits;
second, general extravagant habits of the people. ,
El Paso ought to agitate for a 2 1-2c piece in the coinage of the country. Such
a coin would help to clip the cost of high living and it would not curtail legitimate
profits of merchants.
Goethe said: "Extreme individualism means anarchy, and every anarchist is a
Joke on Arizona, the most "progressive" state, that her messenger bearing the
electoral vote of the state to Washington should be the last to arrive. Is it the old
story of the hare and the tortoise revived?
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date XS09.
Mrs. Patrick Dwyer and her sister
ai rived today over the G. H. from San
L. L. Merrill, of The Herald, left for
lioswell today on a business trip. He
will be absent a week or more.
A- P. Coles today deeded to' W. G
McGown three lots in Franklin Heights
addition, including improvements.
iifteen carloads of cattle were
loaded at the G. H. stockyards yester
night Were sh,pPd to ca last
nMViff obsrver Lane, of the El Paso
t thLyreau' ls ln receipt of his
r eetklyr. crP and climate report
from Porto Rico and Cuba.
l.o7t8i nisht Geonje Cole, an ex-po-thP?&
was shot in the arm above
T and painfully wounded. The
weapon used was a 38 caliber pistol,
and mbSrs n,Jhe Muac Study club
J?!'' otner. People had a rare
i .t yesieraav afternoon in listening
Em. , L' rful plitn Paying of Pa-
Catlin received word to-
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ttZ!l&2IJ- Bernard. & Co.,
rt, "Ji1 J TLno are printing the
?nen ?." that two s ad been
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tee effect of re
moving the latest arrival in the slot
machine line, known as the "Uncle
Sam." This machine paid 40 to one
when it paid at all.
A force of workmen is now engaged
in making excavations at the city hall
site, preparatory to laying the founda
tion. The new jail and fire department
building is going up rapidly. The
stalls for the horses are now being
constructed, and the floor has been
A first class electric light plant, fur
nishing incandescent lights to all citi
zens at a reasonable figure, will soon
be a reality in El Paso, provided the
city council removes the obstacle now
in progress. A letter was received by
W. S. McCutcheon, cnairman of the
electric street railway this morning
from C. B. Eddy, president of the El
Paso & Northeastern railway, who is
now in New York City, ,whloh an
nounces that a New York committee
will start for El Paso without delay
The citizens' committee held a meet
ing last night at the office of Leigh
Clark to protest against the five-year
i awarded Dv the council
Thursday night, for the lighting of
the city. The citizens' committee mem
bers who are leading business men
Jiereindignant at the hastv action.
Mr. Krakauer said that the five year
contract was the biggest outrage per
p?ir.ated. aSainst any community. Mr.
McCutcheon declared that maior Ma-
B'juin nas railed to stand bv the busi
1. -.-. inierpsf? 01 thf cit 1I acre
iVi ..' 1,'cfr.1( railwaj scheme would
..- i.'j.uj cnppiea.
in discounting modern learning and in .
many decades, the new. western educa
tion was responsible for the late revo
lution and will be the republic's back
The Teachings of Confucius.
Twenty-four centuries before Christ,
learning was recognized in China.
Every village had a school, everv nro-
vince a college. It is supposed that
civil examinations were begun in the
23d century, B. C. Authentic records
proVe its general use in the seventh
century, B. C. It is thought that China
was peaceful then. About 200 years of
tribal fighting then ensued, whereupon
the great sage, Confucius arose, ana
with him came a system of philosophic
religious, political theory which ruled
the Chinese people for 25 centuries.
Confucius became the father and
mentor of his people, and appreciative
interpretation of his maxims by Men
clus in the fouith century added to his
glory. But in the next century Confuc
ianism was attacked. In 213 the em
peror ordered the burning of all Con
fucian books that could be found, and
500 scholars were killed for good meas
ure. The succeeding century treated Con
fucianism better, its devotees being
protected by the Han emperors. Its
teachings were Incorporated in the of
ficial studies and the youncr men so
taught became the principal support
of the throne against the provincial
princes or feudal who tried to hold ail
the important offices by hereditary
right Taoism and Buddhism were suc
cessively tostered by the barons to
such good purpose that it took the
Confucian system of scholastic exami
nations as the basis of holding public
office nearly 700 years to stamp out
the divine right claim of the princes
and barons. At one time the Confuc
mnlsts seemed hopelessly beaten, for
a cabal of eunuchs got control of the
government, putting Taoism in high
favor and executing 1000 disciples cf
the great sage.
x . The Hanlln Academy.
The fight waged back and forth un
til A. D. 617, when the Tang dynasty
came into power. All the colleges in
the empire were graded and only those
who passed the prescribed examination
in the lore of Confucius hoped for or
helu high government positions. From
this period dates the Hsiu Tsal or A.
B. and Chin Shlh or A. JL degrees,
which were bestowed for knowledge cf
Confucian classics straight down the
centuries to 1901. The famous Hanlln
academy in Pekin, which conferred the
coveted doctrine nf letter waa fnnml.
ed in A. D., 740. Centuries before Ox- I
ford, Heidelberg. Prague or Harvard
were ever dreamed of, thousands of
cultured and pdwerful Chinese holding
the A. B. and A. II .degrees, often past
the prime of life, journey by blunt
river craft, springless carts and
sometimes on foot to striTe for the
priceless doctorate of letters at this
shrine of the mind. This noble insti
tution was burned and thousands of
volumes reduced to ashes in the Boxer
movement. It still exists in name, but
its influence is waning rapidly.
Examinations by Government.
The government examined candi
dates for degrees, but did not educate
them. This was the duty of parents
or was left to the ambition and re
sourcefulness of the young man him
self. As children, the few who could
afford it sat at the feet of some local
scholar. Later they went to a colleg
iate center and carried on their studies
individually, consulting their own time
and convenience, until ready to take the
annual examination. The A. B. exami
nations were given in a city of the "fu"
class in Various districts. The A. M.
degree was earned in the provincial
capitals. Those seeking higher honors
had to go to Pekin to attend Hanlln
academy, and by so doing might have
the good luck to be examined before
the emperor himself. The students
gathered in thousands for the bache
lor's degree, but only two in 100 were
permitted to pass. Two thousand can
didates were examined at one time.
The tests lasted 18 hours, that ls, three
periods of six hours each, with a little
time for sleep. Only light confection
ery was allowed In the hall, but tea
was passed frequently. The candidates
sat on long benches and were required
not to drop their hands below the desl:
as they wrote. This was to prevent
cheating, but it was not always suc
cessful and bribing of the chancellor "r
his assistants was not altogether rare.
At various times, in fact, the govern
ment was wont to sell degrees.
As many as 10,000 students in batches
of 2000 each were thus examined all
over the empire every year, and the
.former capital city of Nankin had ac
commodations for 30,000. The literary
chancellor who conducted these exami
nations held his post for three years
and always retired rich. Some were
known to make $100,000 a year, al
though by ancient mandate they wre
supposed to live very frugally.
Official Position, the Goal.
The goal of all this striving, absorb
ing of maxims, verses, essays, commen
taries, etc., was, of course, high rank
and official position. The royal road
to fame and fortune in China for cen
turies, and even today, perhaps, has
been alon the paths of scholastic en
deavor. The merchant prince, the sol
dier, the candlestick maker, never could
hope to rise if he did not have the
dearly bought degrees. With rare ex
ceptions, perhaps one in a century, such
as president Yuan Shih K'ai, those
without the pale never did rise. The
result was an Intellectual aristocracy.
All power was In the hands of the
few who by pluck and luck were able
to climb the classic ladder and finally
stand in the presence of the emperor.
As the aspirant saturated himself with
more and more of the precious lore,
his official positions became more lu
crative. From the Hanlin academy the
doctor of letters went to be taotai,
provincial governor and finally viceroy,
with power of life and death over mil
lions of subject. Is it any wonder Con
fucius drew all the promising young
men of the country, or that, having
reached the goal after severe tests,
they were able to impose their rule on
the great mass of the people who stood I
so tar beneath them? Nor Is It hard
to understand how they were able to
cling to their power, gained through
knowledge of a system which embraced
religion, education, governmental rule
and wealth. Long after the majority
of the people realized that this course
was leading them nowhere the scholars
who ruled them were able to defy re
form and hold their places. "
Cling to nclent Vxluius.
With all their stud what did the
Chinfsr literati kiiow -is luf'aed by the
daius ,Pf all (hr r. r of th. world
A J rfl
Married Life the Third Year
Warren Is Irritated by Helen's
Very Eagerness to Smooth
By Mabel Herbert Urner
EAR, your clothes are all laid
out," Helen called from her
room, as she heard Warren's
By GEORGE FITCH,
Author of "At Good Old Sin-ash."
A CLOUD is - celestial sprinkler
system operated in the interests
of tne umbrella trust.
As a matter of fact a cloud is a ..rasi
. , - 4 l... .nm.lBtnil r.
quick step in the hall. "Do get I "sell Decause it cairnou in: !.
dressed as quickly as you can. They'll : does as it pleases and nothing pleases
What's become o' th' feller that used
t' leave his pocketbook at home on th'
pianner? Beginning t'day our nickel
theater 11 open at 5 a. m. fer th' benefit
o' milk men.
races? Almost nothing. To one of
them the only country in the World
was China. Of all the -countless mil
lions of people, including all barbarians
who lived outside of China, as well
as his own people, he, being the great
scholar, was naturally the center of
humanity. Geography, the world's .it
erature, science, the tremendous unseen
forces that rule the world were closed
books to him. As to military arts.
engineering, sanitation, respect for
women, charity, he would have none
of them. A frank heart and an open
mind he had not. He breathed the an
cient axiom: "What Confucius teaches
is true; what is contrary to his teach
ing Is false; what he does not teach
is unnecessary." The ethics he learned
were very fine, but as Dr. Faber re
marks in his book, "The Slind of
ilencius," "Ethics were to him (Con
fucius) so closely bound up with ex
ternal forms or rites, that his dis
ciples for the most part lost them
selves in the rites and neglected the
Tomorrow: Education in the Future.
The Man Who Was Dead
A Short Story.
ARKADIJ SERGIEVITCH, a tchln
ovnik (government official) of
the twelfth class, and a very
sensible and good-natured fellow,
turned pale as a ghost as he opened
the paper. Unkempt and unwashed
as he was, he Tan Into his wife.
"What Is the matter?" she cried.
"Perlovski has shot himself!" he
"It is Impossible!'"
"Look here read It yourself." ,
The tchinovnik handed the paper to
his wife, who read the following black
"It is with deep regret that we an
nounce the sudden death of Nicholas
"But it says nothing about his hav- '
ing snot himself," the wife said and
looked at her husband.
"It cannot be anything else. Sud
den death that is plain enough, or
perhaps he has taken poison."
The couple were silent.
"It Is my fault," the tchinovnik said
"Don't say that, Kadja."
"But I know, It It is my fault"
"Perhaps it is not our Perlovski at
all. There are so many of that name."
Arkadji Sergievitch shrugged his
It was about a week since Perlovski
had been seen last. At that time he
had been very downhearted, had drunk
three glasses of tea and finally asked
for a loan of 10 roubles "until next
Arkadij Sergievitch had loaned him
money several times without getting
any of It back and did not feel Inclined
to add 10 roubles tn the nmrnint Sn
he hardened himself and refused,
though he noticed that although It was
winter and bitterly cold. Perlovski wore
only a thin and very threadbare over
coat Now, when he read of his old friend's
suicide his conscience troubled him
'Ten roubles," he thought. "Who
would imagine a man would commit sui
cide for a trifle like that If I had
pnly known I would have given him a
"Who would have thought he would
sn.t himself!" the wife exclaimed.
Ah. if 1 had only known that he
thought of such a thing!" Arkadij
. .Vru ouSht to have given him some
thing, she said. "His eves looked so
,molnent later the door bell rang.
Thinking it might be the letter carrier
Arkad ij opened the door.
Outside stood Nicholas Alexandro
witch Perlovski In his threadbare over
coat and with his sad eyes. The tchin
ovnik almost fainted.
"Is U. r?ally yu? I am so glad to
see you! Have you had tea? Manetch
Ka, guess who Is here! Nicholas Alex
androvitch Perlovski has come. I am
really happy to see you. How are you?
,. e off your coat Jlanctchka, did
otTile,Tls,tor was not a ""Is surprised
r 11 unexI)ected cordiality.
. did nt know where to go," he
nf,V 1, he" are going to throw me
out because I can'l pay for my room.
tn. -t?! lou ,wlU let naTe flve roubles
till next Sunday? I am very hard up."
raaij s race chansed. The frlend-
r.tKes5,0JI. had sone- He stared
saw- resurrected friend and
hav1, SOrry- J1 ,s Impossible. I
mysdlf " money- J have nad to borrow
sahtenh!sPe7kl had left' ArkadU
w" wL ,m.P"dent loafer! More
ask fn, He,v.shouId feel ashamed to
lionaf?e aw her oan" I am n m"
"rom me." WOn et another kopek
nUh dTesg baCk l Ms rom i0
LOCAL LUMBER TRADE
Tw" ?If,,er" of Chamber of Com
. -.... Ajrvil
be here in a few minutes.'
"Well, what of it? You can receive
them, can't you?"
"But I'm not quite ready."
"Let 'em wait then. It's a nity you
J can never be ready on time. I'd think
you d try It once, just for the novelty
of the thing," as he slammed the door
of his room after him.
Helen glanced at her watch on the
dressing table a quarter of seven. It
only the Thurstons would be a little
When the clock struck a quarter
after, and Helen and Warren were
both waiting in the library, the Thurs
tons' lack of promptness ceased to be
Warren was reading, and Helen was
fluttering about the room, straighten
ing the magazines on the table and the
papers on the desk.
"Look here," with a dfstructful
glance at the library clock, Warren
drew out his watch. "What's the mat
ter with those people?"
"I suppose something's made them
a few moments late
"Well, when we say we have dinner
at 7, we mean 7 not 15 minutes after."
"There there's a taxi driving up
now!" exclaimed Helen, "who ,had gone
to the window. "No, it's some one
Warren turned back to his paper In
scowling silence, while Helen, still
at the window, kept gazing anxiously
down the street
"See here.' Warren rose now and
threw down his paper with savage lm- I
panence. jl ve naa a narci nay, ana
I'm not going to wait all night for my
dinner, guests or no guests."
"Oh, I'm sure they'll be here in a
momerft," pleaded Helen. "I can't
Imagide what's kept them, but I know
It's something they couldn't help. We
can't sit down 'till they come!"
"Like to know why we can't? I'm
not g,oing to wait over half an hour
on anybody. You tell Maggie to serve
Warren was standing at one window
now and Helen went to another. A
taxi whizzed by with insolent Indif
ference, then another, then two more.
Warren turned grimly and stalked out
to the kitchen.
"Maggie," he called as he swung
open the pantry door, "you can serve
dinner now. We're not going to wait
With all her heart Helen wished
now that the Thurstons would not
come. It would be better that they did
not come at all than to come as late
as this, for she know Warren would be
The Thuratons Arrive.
But even as she wished this the door
"There- they are!" whispered Helen,
excitedly. "Dear, don't scowl you
must be decent to them! Oh, we
shouldn't have sat down!"
"Oh, I'm so sorry," gushed Mrs.
Thurston, "but everything has hap
pened." Helen murmured that it was "quite
all right" as she led Mrs. Thurston In
to lay aside her -wraps.
"I must fix my hair." sitting down
before Helen's dressing table. "The
wind's blown it all to pieces!
"Oh, wait" as Helen turned sugges
tively toward the door. "What did I do
with my handkerchief? Do you sup
pose I dropped it in that cab?"
Several minutes more were taken up
In looking for the handkerchief, which
she at last found in her muff.
'And I must show you what Will
gave me for Christmas. Isn't It a
beauty?" smoothing the large mole
skin muff. "I have the scarf too."
But Helen was desperate now. "I'm
afraid they're Hvaiting for us, hadn't
we better go out?"
'In Just a second," turning back to
the mirror for a final adjustment of
A Spoiled Dinner.
Warren and Mr. Thurston were
waiting in the hall, and Warren gave
Helen a savage look as they came out
"It was very rude of us not to have
waited," apologized Helen., "but we
thought something might have de
tained you altogether."
Warren made no apologies whatever.
He served their guests, but he did so
almost without comment Helen won
dered what he and Mr. Thurston had
talked about in the hall.
Of course the dinner was quite
spoiled. However, if guests are late,
they cannot expect a good dinner, but
they can expect ordinary civility from
it mnr than to arramre itseii over a
ball game or a church picnic and dump
about 1,000,000,000 gallons of fancy
moisture on the festve seene.
Nothing gives a large brunette ckme
more pleasure than to travel away from
a cornfield which is turning a genteei
brown for want of water and to rain on
a ball game. If science eould equip our
clouds with rudders and instal licensed
pilots on them agriculture would boom
as never before, and promoters of coun
try fairs and summer parks could place
their stock with case.
There are two principal kinds of
clouds, viz.: cirrus and cumulous. A
cirrus cloud looks like nine million dol
lars worth of cotton batting and can be
walked under with impunity, but one
should approach a cumulous cloud care
fully and with a waterproof. Cumulous
clouds are so named from their habit of
accumulating all the water in the coun
ty and then letting go of it with a loud
Clouds inhabit the sk" and are usually
a mile or two above ground. By ascend
ing a mountain one can walk into a cloud
and feel its ribs and can also ascend
above it and throw orange peels down
on it.! In Switzerland the farmers live
The "Lucidae" War
End of a Famous Standpater Came
101 Year Ago Today; Was
By Rev. Thos. B. Gregorj
"If science could equip our clouds with
rudders and instal licensed" pilots."
above the clouds and when the cautious
farmer turns his cow out to grass he
tethers herto prevent her from walking
off a precipice onto a large cumulous
cloud and sailing over into the next can
ton. Sfince aeroplanes and skyserapers have
ben invented men have become much
more familiar with clouds. Playing hide
and seek around a thunder-head in mon
oplanes is now one of the favorite meth
ods of ascending the golden stair by
the rebound svstem.
In New York the office buildings are
now so high that clouds often infest
industrv often has to shoo the tail em7
of a thunderstorm off his desk before
he can read his morning's mail.
In Scotland ckr Ts make their home
close to the ground and love nothing
better than to creep inside the vest of
the shiverinr tourist and nestle there.
Nothine is colder or etemmier than a
cloud when it is crawling inside of a
collar. Scotchmen are hardy because
they have been brought up to plav with
clouds and endure them with fortitude.
Having learned this, nothing else can
Clouds oftes make a great nuisance
of themselves, but they also make the
world habitable. The land which lias
no clouds has no crops of real estate
and doesn't cast enough votes m. the
fall election to be noticeable in the re
turns. Copyrighted bv George Matthew
THE Luddite war, so called from
the fact that it was begun by j.
weak-minded fellow named Ned
Lud, met Its Waterloo 101 years ago
today, Jannaiy 29, 1812.
Ned Lud and Napoleon Bonaparte,
though separated by the whole diame
ter of things intellectual, the one being
almost an idiot and the other a men
tal colossus, were both engaged on a
fool's errand, Lud m attemptong to
stop the progress of mechanical sci
ence, and Napoleon in fighting against
the forward march or mocern democ
racy. Ned met his fate as above men
tioned, and three Years later Napoleon
Ned was one of the original "stand
patters." He had no use for "Pro
gressives" of any sort The "Old
Guard" and the "old ways" were good
enough for him. Consequently, when
certain rattle-brained Insurgents came
to Nottingham with their machines
for spinning and weaving cotton. Ned
raised the war whoop and began
Ned's idiocy instantly became conta
gious, and soon all over the surround.
mg region the spinners and weavers
Were breaking up and burning frames
From Nottingham the disturbance
spread into Yorkshire and Lancashire,
and soon involved all the northern and
midland counties of England. Ma
chines were destroyed wherever found.
Manufactories were burned down, and
in the rioting manx people were killed
The Luddites had, become a power
to be reckoned with) a menace that it
would not do to ignore. Parliament
was aroused, the cabinet was forced to
postpone its high and mighty medita
tions long enough to listen to the storv
of the Luddite menace, and lords and
commons, suddenly getting their heads
together, 'Began grinding out the se
verest of repressive legislation. It mav
be interesting to note, in passing, that
it was In connection with this legisla
tion that lord Byron delivered his first
speech in the house of lords.
But while the noble lord3 were bus
making laws against the Luddites, the
destruction of machinery -went on. and
the fanatical business was finally put
down by military force. "General"
Lud and several of his right hand men
wre executed, and the opposition to
machinery became in England a thing
of the past
By and by prosperltv revived, thosa
who had lost their jobs by the coming
In of the machines found something to
do in other lines, and the generation.
following the Luddite war amused
themselves in the midst of their im
proved condition with laughing over
the ignorant fanaticism of the fathers.
Ned Lud and Napoleon Bonaparte had
failed, and in both instances the fa'l
ure meant the advancement of th
economic and political fortunes of a'l
COLES TO BUILD TWO
STORES ON STANTON
Dr. I. C. Oden Buys Lots on East Rio
Grande and Will Build Resi
A. P. Coles is arranging to build
two brick buildings on Stanton stroot
jusi nortn or iirst street
Insrs will be built -for Rfim -r-nma
the upper stories and the busy captain 01 I SIr- Coles may build second stories on
each of them. Thev -will nf snaan
, Dr. L C Oden has bought lots 15 and
16 on East Rio Grande street for a
building site and will erect a residence
there. The lots are located between
Ochoa ajid Noble strpets sinri n-ara cam
I by A. P. Coles and Bros, for $3500
.tuuereie .Bros, nave sold Manuel
Guerra lots 9, 10 and 11 in block 2
French addition, for J45&, and Jose
Guerra lots 5 and 6 In the same block
T. H. Arnold has bought from Alberto
Rodriguez the new six room pebble
da?bAhoSse' .n Porfirlo DIas street, for
$4400. Hawkins Bros, negotiated the
fly Walt Mason.
YrmnT AKtm,,- Ttrv 1 l:Tt . 3
mXS, STtoSrtJaSt f" the"beet and carrot, but fels full of
"""; i ur a ijiwrence Jttarrett. In
dreams he proudly treads the stage, the
people's praise deserving, and 'discounts,
in his noble rage, E. Booth and Henry
Irving. His poor old dad has pawned his
mules to help Ab learn dramaties, and
hes attending "melo" schools in dart
and dustv, attics. And he can strike an
awful pose, this poor misguided geezer,
and say '-Poor Yorick' through his nose
and murder "Julius; Caesar." The local
critics all agree that he's amusing, verv,
but he is sure that he will be another
iE",.erTV- -"w looiieh parents think
hes fine, whose hea-' is swelled wit
dropsy, and hope some day to see him
shine as Uncle Tom or Topsy. And no
fJl6 Fit to 'ntxerfre, and tell this fool
ish fellow that farming is his proper
sphere, and not the sere and melo. Ten
thousand Abs in countless towns their
SL? Bre sPurai"R; they reach for
brushes lyre, or eons. and should be
tfem on,rnin2- - And siW Prente urgT
onlv ? Qnd, bystanders en
sn,Fi "So help me John! The world
is lull of cranders!" Copyrfcht 1912 W
George Matthew Adams g ' 7
FMad?rSKEMITEU DIBS "f SPA.
Madrid. Spain, Jan. 29. Senor Moret
of erST" Several tlSIs premr
Mn?a,,.ni-d-,ed here yterday.. Senor
dent nr , E B v Was eIepted presi
dent of the chamber nf )or,.ti.r i..,
Thurston. Whom he had npror H1ii v.
wholly ignored. Helen was forced to
keep up the conversation. Nervously
she started one subject after another.
As wine usually made Warren both
genial and, loquacious. Helen nodded
several times for Maggie to refill his
glass. But tonight it seemed only to
make him more morose.
When they were saying good-bye
Helen almost gushed In her eagerness
to be especially cordial and hospitable,
saying, she had enjoyed having them
so much" and hoping that they would
dine with them soon again.
"Laid it on thick, didn't you?"
oneeieu v. arren as rne floor closed.
"Why how, dear? How do you
Was It a MNtake?
"Palavering over them like that!
They must have thought you were a
fool to keep on gushing about 'enjoy
ing' having them and all that sort of
Helen sank on a couch and stared
up at him unhappily. He lit a cigar
and walked away. But still she sat
If she had not tried so hard to
smooth things over. If she had not
"taken things In hand" as she called It
If she had let the burden of It fall
on him would his attitude have been
Was this a mistake she often made'
Should she stand quietly back at such
times, instead of so anxiously trying
to make things "right?" Was It her
very nervous anxiety that irntntert 1
him to a greater churlishness? November
ie chamber of deputies last
Scrre Upon It.
-rui. .-.,.. , .
..uui, ;uiT,:.-, ii?ic .-
soliciting committee of the chamber of
ffmm Aw.a -, i -. ." in
lurnbe? trade hit Deenu'a las
ferent members engaged In that bul-
It is expected that the report of the
committee at the chamber of commerce
luncheon, which is to be held at the
Sheldon on Thursday, will show much
progress and several thousand doll r"
Pieced toward the fund
Julius Krakauer and J r Rob. ir
on wlo w. re jr,p,-.intrd mi t 1
iintms committi. nf th . i, , h,. . .,f
This is "Pussy Purr
mew," better known js
America's Short Story
Cat. She is the prop
erty of Mabel Herbert
(Jrner,- and thousands
have read of her adven
tures and of the delight
she has been to '"Helen"'
and the trial she hs
been to "Warren" in the
Married Life series.
Pussy Purraiew. m
whose veins runs the
royal feline blood of
Pdrcia Tli.Q allftu,i liai T.,, , .
prize) in the novice class at "hdfaoi.r - " ' ' ,bb?"(first
ribbon (second prize) in the 1 1 J It iP '""V" P I " l
not all, of the adventures her "rifted Mth r ? Lotel h'8 "' Sme' bfc
to this prize winner. S "ed authOT-ner has written of have happened
BAKER REFUSES TO
VACATE HIS OFFICE
Secretary Elected by Mohair Growers Is
Said To Be Having Trouble Get
ting the Position.
Silver City. N. M., Jan. 29. J. E. Mc
Carty, of Dublin, Erath county. Tex
who was elected secretary of the Mo
hair association At a maAMn.- Kali. ;..
El Paso lest week is here to take over
iue otom ana papers, nut secretary &
O. Baker has refused to vacate the of
fice and will not surrender the books
and records. He charges there were
irregularities In ousting him and he
wishes to have matters straightened
out McCarty and W. A. Heather called
on attorneys Upson and Wright rep-re.sie-ntJ?s
Baker, and held a conference
with hinr but the result has not been
iu50? te1 th the Mogollons.
3f.h ,?sx lleen seriously interfered
with of late because of snow and bad
reads, is being resumed and several
!.. ta?ks?f fueI ol1 lert Silver City
today for the mines.
tJVm 3?a5ty ?f DuWIn, Tex elected
to fill Baker's place, has been in con
sultation with Vollacot & Fowler, at
torneys nere, with a view. It is said of
f hi"?. OUJ a writ of replevin to compel
l,lni,JK O'er of the office to the
?1TJSe?;reltarr'i"ld ,n t11 event of such
l6-. Is understood Mr. Baker will
"e the case to the district court
trfMy .and flnal adjustment of tho
trouble is neeessary because it has
prevented and Is preventing the pa
ment to mohair growers of mone re
ceived from the sale of about 300.000
pounds of mohair sold by the agent of
the association in Boston. Those men
? eanxl,is to Set their money, which,
L. senis h?s to be sent them by the
secretary of the association.
DEAD 36.VX IDENTIFIED AS
FORMER CAXAXEA RESIDENT.
Prescott Ari., Jan. 29. Papers found
among the effects or the man fosea
to death last week near Thumb Butte
hae established the fact that he was
George E. Finch, of Oklahoma Citv.
TtP resco" he was known as Gregg.
Letters patent on several articles he
invented were round in his suit
-5 fi. V. one ttme he was a member
"t the Cananea Mosonic ioi ami h
I f-ff ,a .menbership in the Oklahoma
i re:deIOfngCSt!fLOou'sFell0WS- "
1 ASKS FOR ANOTHER CLERK
FOR CLIFTON POSTOFFICE
; Jhli5 tODV Ariz J- 29. Postmaster
UV1? nas mde application to the
ostoffice department at Washington
i an additional clerk, to keep the of-
ice open until 6 p. m.. in order to
' "e "e patrons of the office nronipt-
1 A large number of employe's of ti-
1 ,V '.Zina cPPer company are employed
,' t',e new smelter and have no oppor-
i )h J ot calling for their mall during
- uuurs tne delivery window Is now
CAPT. JACK Cn.VAVFORn TO
ACT FOR THE ".MOVIES."
Capt'Jack Crawford, El Pasoan. pio
neer westerner, writer, lecturer and
well-known character of this section,
has broken into the "moies ' The
for the moving pictures because he
believes he knows more about western
irontir life than most of the men who
itti mpr t. ,l,pict It in stories and pic
tures, and he will act In the pictures
He is the fnther of Mrs T) TV Ti. '
hart, of EI Paso and of Harry" Craw-
th tne exception of the Buddhist commerce have declined" to ken
?aPnfsVou1aer.'?o,lre,ie..,l,?i.r h-'n'? ' l?'"' . ?r' ? l-ib-man an? for
pc-nut appearance which rauli iuti.ii
i'U .1 few millions during hi-, , , ,
n t u t. ir Mb lh ine---
Capt Crawfurd is writing stcnari'j
REHEARING MOTION IN
COLLINS CASE OVBRRl LED.
Austin, Texas. Jan. 29 The court of
criminal appeals toda overruled a
motion for a rehearing on the case f
Ira W. Collin from El Paso. This
case was recentij affirmed, the appel
lant having :, .n rom iote.1 of viol 1
tion (.f the lm enatinir the state
medii ai board.
in. mai.' ,,1 ilovis. X M.
I 1 1' 1-0 m- 'lnv hae a chance to
' "' ' i' I 1 clo-e ' anse Win
lm 1 tin p ik i,,,t Vv nuk 111 due.
ianJ, w.i .t h. is iu jj fc13 acting.
FIVE CVRS OF IJULLION
BUOIGHT VfllOSS BOWrt
Fit- irs of bullion for the Imen .n
melti iml II. rni-.- or mm ime
.toioss t , n . 1 ,,.,, Jn 1 , - T - i
' iri ,. A! 0, 1 i 1 , il , - 1 i'n 5
' W.-S --it 1 . n I, v. . r --
lr.s Tl. oil was hems n.Ui 2 oa rex.