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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Wednesday, February Fifth. 1913.
COLLECTION of one fund at one time to cover tie entire year's requirements
for most semipublie purposes, is the main object-of the "budget plan" of
the chamber of commerce which a strong committee is now trying to pat
into operation. It is urged in favor of the plan, that tie "budget" system auto
matically causes a more even distribution of the burdens of giving, by enlisting
the aid of some who had never been duly cultivated, and by distributing tie total
burden over a greater number of individuals. - ,
By raising more money annually-, without at tie same time matenaUy in
creasing the burden on any one man, it becomes possible for the community to do
Water things and carry tiem out successfully without leaviag a lot of grief behind.
The fuBd proposed, $50,000, is only about what the business people of the city
spent last year for semipubhc purposes, only last year the amounts were begged by
a lot of different committees and spent in driblets. By raising this fund all at
once and entrusting its disbursment to a larg and select committee of well quali
fied business men representing all lines of business, and, it might be said, all fac
tions and cliques, the presumption is that the disbursment of the annual fund will
be made with unusual care and economy, to make every dollar count for the gen
eral benefit. ... ...
Inasmuch as tie $50,000 is intended to cover all expenditures that can be antici
pated and provided against, tie success of tie general canvass at this time under
the present large and active committee will do away with later campaigns by so
liciting committees. It will also remove tie annoyance to business men of constant
calls upon tiem by different committees raising money for this thing or that.
To raise such a large fund at one time is in itself a great advertisement of the
city. To try to raise it, however, and fail, would be an advertisement of the kind
El Paso does not hanker after.
The getting together upon such a large and important proposition, tie working
together of strong committees, ought to help promote a better community spirit.
By applying business methods to tie cooperative effort of the city, greater effi
ciency is achieved and eaci man is made to feel himself a vital part of the munici
pal machinery. The money wiU, be used strictly for tie general benefit, and of
course will not be used for trade excursions and such undertakings properly sup
ported by tie individuals actually participating. The amount subscribed will be
payable quarterly and tie subscriber will be relieved to a considerable extent from
Tie budget plan is in successful operation in many progressive cities, particu
larly in the west where they learn more quickly how to do things right. The move
ment in El Paso is now actively under way and the result depends en tie attituae
of the business men. The final result, moreover, will stamp the town with its true
character. If the old get-together spirit has revived, the fund will be raised with
out difficulty. If factionalism still stands in tie way of normal progress, the
result of tie budget fund campaign will unfortunately reflect it.
Why all this worry about the death of Pascual? One dayafce is belittled as the
"repudiated" leader, without power and of no importance; next day heaven and
earth are turned to prove him dead. Must be of more importance than his enemies
The people elected Dan M. Jackson as the official to summon and handle its
grand juries and they will not stand for any tampering with the state ef things
tie people chose to establish.
Arizeaaas should not shout too soon over ''breaking the power" of the honor
able George William Paul Hunt; it is not hard to recaH that there were those who
recently shouted the same thing about the honorable Albert Bacon Fall in New
This tguess about what regiment of cavalry is coming to Fort Bliss is very
much Kkea -retalet game; "Witt it come black or white?" is the question.
The Truth Admitted At Last
EENESTO XADERO, Mexican minister of finance, calls Manuel Calero, former
minister of foreign affairs and ambassador to Washington, an "indiscreet
ambassador," net because Calero lied to tie American government for ten
months, but because Calero told the trathafter he quit the publk service.
It is not pleasant to contemplate how completely the Taft administration has
failed in the Mexican crisis. Its private sources of news have been worthless, it
has never lost an opportunity to seek to discredit the legitimate news of the inde
pendent press, and it has itself not only falsified and played tie crooked game but
also gone out of its way to prejudice the interests of Americans and other foreigners
in Mexico and on tie border.
Ex-ambassador Calero ias publicly declared that he lied for ten months to the
Washington government; that the Mexican ministry of finance has consistently
suppressed and distorted the truth; that the situation in Mexico is far more des
perate than any official heretofore has dared to admit; and that he has at last de
termined to throw off his mask and speak the truth "though it destroy us"; now
that one big man has had the courage to speak out, there is some hope for Mexico.
Now that Manuel Calero, a man second to none in Mexico in personal ability
and influence, has chosen to take a firm stand for decency, truth, courage, and pa
triotism, perhaps some answering voice may be found in our own country, some of
whose patriots and honorable men have been singularly hostile to any revelation
of the truth about Mexico and about American relations with Mexico.
Perhaps even Mexico may awake, and save herself from the disasters which
her true patriots foresee but which they seem to await with fatalistic resignation
rather than determination to amend. They all know now, for they nave been told
the truth by one in whom they have confidence; but they do not seem to care.
"The truth is," says the ex-ambassador, "that the situation is desperate." One
way to make it less desperate would be for the Mexican-Federal troops to get out
and fight and disperse the rebels and put them out of business. This ii a small
order, but it seems to be too big for the Mexican government. Eleven thousand
federal troops in Chihuahua, less than 2000 rebels. Rebels have everything their
own way outside the large cities, going where and when they want to go, and
working any amount of destruction without the least interference. The federals, it
appears, can neither be paid to fight, nor made to fight, nor shamed into fighting.
This, at least, is tie view their own people have taken, as disclosed in the late de
bates in the house of deputies at Mexico city.
It is evident that there are people who do not swallow as the whole truth
everything that comes from the Mexican consulate.
Thieves stole five suits of clothes from a printer Monday night. Perhaps the
printer would rather not be forced to tell how he came by five suits of clothes. -
An indignant taxpayer called The Herald on the phone this morning and said
he wanted to know why Lamar school had been closed a third of the time this
winter for lack of fueL Tie records show that Lamar school closed this morning
for lack of fuel and that it closed half a day in January for the same reason.
Maybe somebody's beys have been playing "hookey" and laying it to lack of fueL
When a man becomes objectionable to the Juarez racetrack officials, it takes
the police about ten minutes to jail him as a vagrant.' Poker playing and other
gambling may go merrily on in El Paso, however, without arrests.
The Texas legislature forget itself Tuesday and criticised the actions of a
Democratic officeholder the ex-attorney, generaL
Hard luck never sets off the trail of
Something is always happening to
break the monotony.
A -woman loves pretty clothes if they
belong to her.
We are all entitled to our rights, but
only a few of us get them.
The world has no time for a vision
ary man until after he makes good.
The only way to avoid trouble in
this old world is to avoid being born.
Here's the first guidepost on the road
to success: Mind your own business.
A mother is always surprised to learn
that her daughters are as old as they
Gossips have motor cars beaten to a
frazzle when it comes to running peo
And many a man can hear the call of
duty providing there is nothing else
worth listening to.
Take a few minutes off to think It
over and you will be surprised at the
amount of time you devote to foolish
ness When a man gets into trouble most
of his acquaintances express their sym
pathy, but Inwardly they say It served
Among the rare things these days
are government postal cards
Night has fallen so often, it's a won
der it isn't smashed to pieces.
Paradoxical though it may be, a
gras widow is not apt to be green.
, fishing trip i not mnch of a sue
Cf.s if ,t .loesrTt develop something un
usual m the waj of a fis-h tale.
Plan Is Wisest
All some men do is to occupy private
As a general rule, a sinner doesn't
need a preacher to tell him he is.
Possibly, however, the average stu
dent is smarter than he looks 'in a cap
Ton may be able to force a man to
it. but in the end the results will be
unsatisfactory to you.
An attorney who takes an hour and
a naff for lunch shouldn't tell a re
porter how hard his legal labors are.
Apt knocking good sport, it still may
e demonstrated that a pugilist doesn't
t? KTeat acaJ to elevate the stage.
If a man'g rich kin aren't very lib
eral, he ftflmil.1 VAmAmHA (hat ttiAlAf
business is getting interest on their
A careful search of the statute books
snows no law against these red over
coats the candy kids are wearing.
The man who feels that he has a
rteoUect. "" world generally sends
Would you say that kittens jump at
conclusions when thev chase their own
Blobbs "How do you like those
',Ras Tl&htw "1 lives his friends0"
Slobbs 'At l".rs intervals"
There is the, greatest difference In
the world between what we are and
what we expect others to be.
"Knowledge is power quoted th
Wis. Guv t th -iniP time ma-v
a girl is sins:. ii.,,u-. -h. knows
too much, ' added the Simple Mug.
A Short Story.
HE man must
have felt that
a somewilUB was wmvuihk iiiib.
I JL One nearly always does do so in
I those vast, frozen forests of the north.
j Anyhow," he looked up sharply, and
looked straight into horribly cruel,
glaring eyes. But eyes are common
in the forest as darkness approaches,
especially when snow has fallen. The
man could not tell whose those eyes
might be. and put them down as those
of a fox or martin, or even and this
reminded him that he would do well
to get home before dark a wolf. If
he had known who really was the
owner of those eyes, he would not only
have pulled up the trap he was then
setting, but as many more of those he
had set during the day as the darkness
would let him.
The owner of the eyes was smaller
than a bear, and larger than a wild
I cat or badger his black brown coat
looked like a mat that had been at
tacked by the moth; his bushy tail was
ragged; his short head held jaws of
great power for one of such size, his
teeth made one open one's eyes; his
nearly white claws were not the claws
of an innocent creature, and his gen
eral appearance was bear like and
morose. He had also an extraordinary
way of getting along.like a dog that is
ill, moving with his back arched and
his legs dragged along anyhow. More
over, his appearance was not mislead
ing, for every man had named him the
glutton. That was his real name, in
In a minute or two the man went
away. The glutton followed him
stealthily from tree to tree to a vil
lage. Before the man had reached the vil
lage he was also followed by two
wolves, but. though hungry, these did
not attack, being two only In place of
Then the glutton turned silently and
shambled 'off back on his own trait to
the trap. The wolves had not seen
Once, on the 'way, he came to a clear
ing where a number of white hares
were playing in the light of a newly
risen moon, but they saw or scented
him he had an objectionable smell
about him and darted off like
Then he reached the trap, and set to
work in a careful and business like
fashion that was rather amasing. He
broke into the trap from the rear, not
the front, turned it over gingerly with
a wary forepaw. sprung it in conse
quence, dragged It up, "at th- bait
and carried the now harmless engine
of destruction to a thicket, where he
But this was not aid. This old ere
ture of unprepossessing appearance.
who seemed to have understanding
far beyond that of most wild creatures,
now followed the man's back trail, the
trail he had made since the morning,
and, of course, soon came to another
trap. The trap was carefully hidden,
but not enough to deceive the glutton.
He treated it in a like disrespectful
manner to the first.
Again, then, he turned to the back
trail, slouching along now with as
great a show of excitement as he ever
permitted himself, except -when angry.
The third trap -was not so hard to
find, because there was something In
it which struggled. The captiTe was
none other than a beautiful dark satHe
nearly blhck -was this sable, with a
coat worth much gold coin. But the
glutton, didn't care. He seemed to
take a fiendish delleht in destruction.
I There was no need to approach the
irap careiuny lrooi lis nanniess eau
j this time, but he did so, and speedily
. put the sable out of its pain with a
i single crunch of his terrible paws. He
I tore the dead creature from the trap
and fed upon It, eating only a portion.
but rending the rest to tatters, and
strewing these on the snow. The trap
also he treated in similar fashion, and
started again on the back trail ap
The fourth trap held only bait, which
was duly consumed after the trap had
been put out of action by sheer cun
ning that was almost uncanny.
Then on again always on the back
It was, however, just after he had
left the fifth trap, and was on his way
to the sixth, that the glutton heard
something which really checked his
onward shamble one cannot call it
march of destruction. Suddenly, with
out the least warning, there rang
through the still forest the long, mis
erable howl of a wolf.
The glutton stopped dead, his head
looking back over his shoulder, lis
tening. After a few minutes, during
which the glutton remained quite
motionless, the howl was repeated
from behind him, but much nearer.
Then the glutton, his back now
arched more than ever, growling at in
tervals to himself, began, not to run
onwards, but to shamble round on the
snow. His head was-held up, and he
was examining the tree trunks. As a
matter of fact, he -was looking for a
tree with a rough bark, -for only such,
I think, could he climb.
At last he found a mighty forejt
giant to suit him, and slowly and any
thing but elegantly, climbed up. In
the cup formed by the branching of
the boughs he "nosed" out as much of
the collected snow as he could and
then sat down, still growling and
glaring to wait.
There was a pause of some minutes,
then a sharp yap, another, and tin.
all together, the deep baying of
wolves in chorus. And at the same in
stant a big grayish lynx, whom the
glutton had not seen before, but who
must have been watching him all the
time as she lay eating a weasel, crept
swiftly out from under a bush and
darted quickly up a neighboring tree,
where the glutton could see her eyes
glowing as she lay crouched along a
Swiftly the loud baying swept on
towards them, echoing through the
forest with a terrifying din, until at
last there dashed up among the tree
trunks 15 dark bodies, going like -the
wind. They were wolves, with heads
down and tails up, in full cry on a
trail his tralL
The aforesaid glutton, however, sat
where he was. and glared and growled
down at the dripping jaws and lolling
tongues of his foes, as the pack quickly
unravelled bis wanderings, and bayed
him clamorously beneath the tree.
Then he curled up and seemed to go
to sleep, but I have my doubts whether
he did sleep really. Dawn came, and
found him still there. It found, also,
the wolves still there, for wolves have
a wonderful patience.
About two hours after dawn, how
ever, there grew into the quietness of
the scene a beautiful and far away
musical ringing. It drew nearer rap
idly, filling the whtte glades with sil
very melody. It was the sound of
sleigh bells,' and It was coming this
In a second, the wolves turned and
faded out among the tree trunks, like
shadows; the lynx, waiting only till
the wolves had gone, came down and
departed quickly like a ghost. The
f-'lutton, however, did not move. He
thought he was safe where he lay.
And so he would have been, indeed,
had it not been for the trapper.
This man was coming througli the
N'otinsr oarefulH that the glutton
had nut come down from the tree, he
stepped away, aitd vanished.
Then very cautiously, there rose the
head and ears of the glutton.
Th. r, was a vhirp smacking r. -'rt
ic h 1 "11 ' r and the "tra;'
I" r 'it - 1 1 ' ;r in ilenct to
hics'li Hi. cluii n was. d.ad.
A new broom misses th' corners. Hon.
ex-editur Cale Fluhart addressed th'
Civil Service league at Melodeon Hall
last night, subject: "What Shall We
Do With Our Ex-pustmasters?"
24 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1SS9.
J. A. Baird left over the G. H. today
for Odessa. Tex.
The El Paso Social club dance last
nigh was one of the most enjoyable of
Harry Howland went to work in the
G. H. shops this morning as a ma'
J. Calisher, of Callshers "California
store." left this morning by way of
the T. & P. for New York and other
The city clerk issued a permit yes
terday afternoon to Alpha W. Davis
for the erection of a brick residence
iu Morehead's addition.
President Robinson, of the "Mexican
Central, arrived this morning over the
T A P., in his private car. He has been
east for several weeks.
Duke M. Farson, of Chicago, will get
the bonds. It was so decided by the
council this . morning and the mayor
was instructed to draw up a contract
and forward it.
Tomorrow afternoon at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Rader. oh Frank
lin street, will be solemnized the mar
riage of conductor C P. McGinnls to
Miss Anna Rader.
A number of pistol shots were fired
on Myrtle avenue yesterday afternoon
near the residence of A. P. Coles. The
shooting is supposed to have been done
by some member of a squad of negro
soldiers returning to Fort Bliss.
The entertainment at the first if. E.
church last night was well attended.
The vocalists who took part were: Mrs.
Maggi. Mrs. Newell, Mrs. W. W. Fink.
Mrs. W. D. Howe. Mrs. Gillespie. Mrs.
W. R. Brown.t Miss Halite Irvin, Miss
Maud Doane and Miss Kneeland.
As guests of the El Paso & North
eastern railway, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Mc
Carthy and Mrs. De Toung, Mr. and
Mrs. Houghton. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lo
gan, and Mr. and Mrs. Hunt went up
to Alamogordo this morning, -where
three days will be spent by the party.
Walter Barhsrt, the globe trotter
from El Paso, reached Bombay. India,
December 26, and a mention of his
arrival appears in a number of pa
pers of that date published at Bombay.
Karhart has by this time reached
Cairo, Egypt, where he was due to go.
Miss Carolyn Pay he entertained her
friends yesterday on the occasion of
her sixth birthday anniversary. Those
present were: Natalie Davis, Sarah
Eddy. "Catherine Eddy. Dorcas Pavne,
Kathleen Myles, Clorinda Ramsey, Lil
lian Austin, Ruth Fink. Isabel Sea
mon. Eileen Walz, Frances Clark,
Frances Hughes. Anne Hughes. Adine
Xoake. Virginia Stewart and Jesse
Advice To the Lovelorn
By Beatrice Fairfax.
HIS LOVE IS COOLING.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
I have been srolnsr with a srentleman
for the past four months who Is one
year my senior. He has my photo and
will not return it. How can I get the
same returned? I have written him
several letters and have not received !
mi ronci iu ue ml mem, M ik mi .
xne reason ne aoes not care ior me,
or what is the cause?
. Unless you have the assistance of
a father or a brother you cannot en
force your Jemand for your photo
graph. I am sorry you gave It to
him. but since you have done so, waste
no time in regrets. Let both him and
the matter drop. You only strengthen
his conviction that you care for him
by writing him.
THEY ARE RIGHT.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
M am a county girl who Is staying in
the city during the winter to go 'to
school. I met, during the first part of
the year, a young man who loves me
and whom I love, but when I wrote to
my parents of our engagement they
made inquiries as to his habits and
found oat that he smoked a great
many cigarets. Now, my folks are
very much opposed to cigarets and
have forbidden me to have anything
more to do with him.
A man who smokes a great mar.y
cigarets may have some good quali
ties, but the odds are all against it.
Obey your parents; they are right.
NOT IX BEST FOR3I.
Dear Miss Fairfax:
Is it proper for a young lady to ac
cept an invitation from a young man
who is giving a surprise party in hon
or of his sister? Sb has known the
young man for a year, but was never
Introduced to his sister. She, however,
desires to go with a lady friend of
hers who he also invited. Ethel.
The acceptance of such an invita
tion would make her the guest of a
woman she does not know.
There would be no great impropriety
in this, but it would be a display of
better taste if she refused.
PASTORS OF EL PASO
URGE SUNDAY CLOSING
El Paso ministers favor the Lattl
more Sunday closing bill, now before
the legislature, and the Kenyon-Shep-pard
bill, prohibiting the shipping of
"boose" into dry territory. The Pas
tors' association went on record Mon
day to this effect. It also sent a mes
sage to the father of the Lattlmore
bill, f.-ioring the closing of all the
at rs on Sunday. The resolution was
thr r. ult of a petition sent to the
If i.-islatur. thiough state senator
Claude B. Hudspeth, opposing the Sun
day closing features of the bill Rev.
Henrv Easter of the church of St.
Clement was authorized to vnd the
nn-,i. to th. T. -a 1 Bislatur. The
. in'o-v n .-nt ..f th. Kcnon-s'i j i. d
l-'ll u i ..nt f.i T mtLd Staus s. natur
V- rris ir ari'J-rd.
Chinese Women Want Votes
Changing Customs Are Emancipat
ing "Women Enslaved For
Or FrederJ'' J. Uaskin
WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 5.
They are talking of woman
suffrage in China, but it has
nui u.en officially granted, contrary to
i the prevailing impression in this coun
try. .Mimam ninese suurageis oy
sheer force did compel the Nanking
provisional assembly to promise votes
for women, but as the republican con
stitution has not yet been drafted in
its final form, the fact is not accom
plished. But Chinese women are being eman
cipated. Girl babies are not having
their feet bound. Their freedom will
become apparent a few years hence, but
even their mothers' "golden lillies" are
not being permitted to cripple their
minds. The wives of men in the north
now go abroad unveiled, and in the
south brides are insisting upon being
the one wife of a nusband whom they
know. It will take many, many years,
but the emancipation of Chinese women
Enslaved for Ages.
From time immemorial the Chinese
women have been servile to the men.
Precedents set by sages and customs
welded through centuries have enslaved
them. An unweicomed entry into the
world, unholy marriages, bodies used
as machines for rapid an-J senseless
procreation, dwarfed minis and life
long slavery, have made women any
thing but lovely in China. The men
have also paid for their own exaltation
at the expense of their women, for by
reducing them to the level of so many
sticks at battered furniture they have
deprived, their own natures of the ben
efits which come solely from the com
panionship of enlightened and indepen
Footbindlng a Curse.
Foot binding is a curse to Chinese
women, but the way their minds and
natures have been deformed is iar
. morn hideous.
For centuries it has
I been the custom in China to betroth a
Kirj. jn childhood, even as a baby, to a
1 boy about her own age whom she never
sees until the wedding. The young
man is equally unfortunate in this re
gard, but he Is permitted to have con
cubines or "secondary wives." whose
children are considered legitimate.
Should a man's wife fall to bear bim a
son, it is bis bounden duty to resort
to some other woman or women in or
der that his family shall not die out.
Foot binding begins when a girl is
five years old. No occidental woman
can realize the pain which a Chinese girl
endures from this barbarous custom.
To see the women and girls of China
go stumping along on their deformed
pegs is a pahtetic sight. They can
not walk much and there is very little
of the world beyond their ownr hovel
that they see except on rare holiday
celebrations when , they are taken out
for a ride in a rude cart. Toe curse
never fastened itself on the women of
Canton and the adjoining tip of south
China with the same absolute control
that is to be seen in central, north and
west China. The excuse for these
"golden Illy" feet has been that they
appeal to the aesthetic in the Chinese
men, but this is difficult to believe.
It is nothing more than a custom made
master by centuries of observance, like
extreme ancestor worship and other
relics of the past.
Kerr Era for Young Women.
Vigorous preaching by missionaries
against the evils of foot binding, kill
ing of girl bajDles. forced marriages at
a tender age, lack of education and
general degradation is responsible for
the changing status of the women of
China. The new era may not be of
great assistance to the passing gener
ation, but it has already brought in
calculable joys to the young Chinese
women, who are as nice, winsome and
worthy as our own American gins,
plus a deeper appreciation of their new
found and dearly-bought opportunities.
But for the missionaries, the women of
China would not even have seen the ray
of knowledge which now shines upon
a small but steadiy growing percentage.
Schools for Girls.
The first school for girls was founded
in Ningpo by a Miss Aldersey. an Eng
lish woman, in 1S-H. in response to an
appeal by the Rev. David Abell, who,
at the same time, had in mind the en
deavors of the Society for Promoting
Female Education In the East. She
started with three poor girls who were
almost scared to death at first. The
suspicion of the people was so great
that Miss Aldersey's habit of sniff ing '1
a bottle of smelling salts wnue passing
through the malodorous streets caused
the people to thing that she was re
leasing evil spirits to kill them. A
procession of idols along Miss Alder
sey's fragrant line of march succeeded
in overcoming the black magic of the
smelling salts. Needlework, household
arts, cleanliness and some book learn
ing was given the girls ot this pioneer
school, w hose student roll grew to 40 in
years of her life to this work, and re-
a lew years, .miss Aiaersey gave i
ureu only on account ol 111 miiu.
Small Tuition Fees I'nid.
Other schools started, notably by Mrs.
Baldwin in Foochow. the Misses Wool
ston, in the same city. Miss Gertrude
Howe and Miss Lucy Hoag in Kiukiang,
Miss Porter and Miss Brown in Pekin,
Miss Downing in Chefoo. Mrs. Bridge
man 1 nthe same city and the Shanghai
Girl's school. For a iong time it was
necessary to feed, clothe and pay girls
in order to get them into the schools,
and the membership was made up of
foundlings and orphans. It was not
until 188S that the gradual enthusiasm
of Chinese parents warranted school
authorities in suggesting that they
support their own children while they
were in school. The parents willingly
did so, and now they even pay small
fs for tuition and the zirls have lis-ht
industrial work in the Curriculum, the I
proceeds going toward the support of
The school -work itself has also ad
vanced. From lace making and Bible
study it has developed Into general pri
mary, secondary and college courses.
The Presbyterian school for girls in
Shanghai began in 1S96 to give diplo
mas to graduates. In 1897 the Chinese
themselves began to take bold of the
Education on Modern Lines.
Several men founded an institution
in Shanghai, one remarkable feature of I
the rules being that no graduate of the '
school should ever become a concubine. '
In the work of organization 56 foreign
women of the city were invited to heln.
The school has now reached the dignity
of publishing a magazine. "The Chinese
Girls "Progress." In 1902 the old em
press dowager herself ordred a Lama
temple in Pekin turned into a school
for girls and gave JS5.6W for similar
activities. From that time the govern
ment has taken a hand in the education
of girls along strictly modern lines.
Hand in hand against all this has
gone the crusade against foot binding!
The first sodty against this curse was
founded in Amoy in 1874. In Pekin
Mrs. Archibald Little did valiant wnrV
for the cause. It has been officially I
abolished by the republic, but never- i
theless it is estimated that not one
Chinese woman in 5006 can rri ..
that fully 50.000.000 are still victims of
foot binding. So there still remains
a great deal to be don&
Tomorrow Changing Customs.
UPTON IS ORGANIZING '
SAFETY LEAGUE IX CITV
Ralph Upton, the "safety clutch" of
the Stone and Webster companj. con
tinues to hold his organization meet
ings for the safety league in the tity
schools and among the employes of the
Electric Railway compan He expects
to close the organization work Satur
day, and will visit each school in the
city to enlist the pupils in his pre
ventative conservation work He has
addressed the assemblies at the hih
school, Mea Lamar Villas Sun Ja
cinto ard Sunset schools and .- i.lj' s--.11-.
t.w or thret v b.. i ,a '1 dtj on
the value of accident prevention.
Love, Not Politics, Rules
Domestic Misery Due to Old Adam
and Bre Causes.
-By Dorothy Dtr
CONGRESSMAN STANLEY E.
BOWDLE, of Cincinnati, who de
feated Nicholas Longworth, cx
presldent's Roosevelt's son-in-law, for
congress, has been expreslng himself
on the woman question to this tune:
"Oh, yes, the home is great. and
women are great, and our homes were
greater in former days he days of
our mothers, when there was no elam
or for the ballot. The home today, is
not so great as it was in former days.
The deplorable state of our homes s
the doleful, sociological fact of the
feverish question of the hour, the erase
The one interesting thing in con
gressman Bowdle's diatribe on women
is his assertion that our homes were
greater in former days, the days 1 f
our mothers, and that the deplorable
state of the home at present-Is the -e-sult
of the craze for suffrage.
The answer to this assertion is that
there's nothing the matter with the
home of today, nor the mothers of to
day. The people, who talk about how
superior things were in the times or
our grandparents, belong to the has
been class, who are forever telling us
how much better the tallow candles
and the stage coach were than electric
lights and the automobile are.
Our grandmothers and our mothers
were good women and good mothers,
and did the best they could for their
homes and children according to the
lights they had. but they didn't know
the first thing about housekeeping, nor
child rearing, according to modern
standards. Nor did they put in a tithe
of thoughts or intelligence on the
proposition of making a home or
bringing up their children that their
The mothers of the past felt that
they had done their full duty by their
children if they fed them and clothed
them, and kissed them, when they were
good, and spanked them when they
were bad. The mother of the present
brings every particle of intelligence
she has got to bear on doing the best
she can for her offspring. Instead of
neglecting her duties as a mother, she
As for the housekeeping, not one of
us but would be horrified at our grand
mother's slipshod way of doing things,
at her lack of knowledge- of food
values and sanitation, and her waste
ful extravagance in throwing things
away. Grandma's housekeeping would
bankrupt any man of today, and give
him chronic dyspepsia to boot.
People like this Rip Van Wrinkle
congressman seem to hold it against
the modern woman that she no longer
spins and weaves, but buys ready made
cloth from the factory. With equal
justice they might criticise the farmer
because he no longer plows with a
crooked stick, but uses a highly In
genious machine run by electricity.
The contention that the "deplorable
state of our homes is due to the dole
ful sociological fact of the erase for
suffrage." is too laughable to be seri
Domestic misery there Is in plenty,
but It comes from the old Adam and
Eve causes, not from the new woman's
Indeed, the ratio of divorce is par
ticularly low in the countries and
states where women have the, franchise
which shows that the right to vote nas
no more effect on a woman's affections
than It has on a man's, and that love
and not politics rules the hearthstone.
By GBORGE FITCH.
Author ef "At Good Old Slirash.'
THERE are two kinds of college
professors. One kind teaches
things and the otler kind learns
The college professor who teaches
things cords up as much knowledge as
he will hold and then retires behind a
pair of spectacles and a desk and ped
dles out said knowledge to tea genera
tions of college students for $3000 a
year. At the end of this time his rela
tives wake him up in order to bury
him. Professors of this kind differ from
text hooks only because of the fact that
they are self-propelling. The college
professor who learns things acquires all
the knowledge that the past has pro
vided and then begins prying into the
future ad dislodging huge masses of un
classified information. He is the explorer
of philosophy, the skirmisher in religioB,
the sapper and miner against supersti
tion and the personal conductor of
science. In all parts of the world pro
fessors are leading human knowledge by
the hand into unknown regions and in
troducing it to new elements, strange
and fancv breeds of molecules and re
cipes for prosperity, which have lain un
disturbed since man first began to walk
around the earth and make a loud but
uc wears a cap aud gowa and leaves his
umbrella on the street car.
fitful noise. The college professor's
knowledge begins where the ordinary
man leaves off and extends to the end
of the line beyond which he is always
at work with blastine powder. A college
professor was the first man to peer
through the vest ami collar bones of a
personal friend bv the aid of the X
rays. Out in Iowa arad Kansas college
professors have established an aristoc
racy of corn which ha enabled the farm
ers to earn an automobile per year
apiece. A Boston professor discovered
the method of shi--ing conversation by
wire. Another professor began to study
politics some years ago and will soon
move into the white house against the
etrpess will of a large number of prae-
:ni ....t...:AnA ; sirdar in TiiiraitA Tk'o
111.11 )nfsniciAU9 lit v.- - , "- mo 1
investigations further. And he will not j
be tin- tir-t college professor to occupy '
the white house, either
Main people laugh at the college pro- I
lessor wi.ihh' ne " ! anu gown
and leaves his umbrella in the street car.
But the real college professor is so far
ahead ot the laughers in wisdom, that
when h tn - to talk to them thev have
to hir.' int. -Mvton to cut his remuks
'u u won!- of s, svllaWes ( ,,y
x ..''it. ii 1 1 ore Matthew Adams.
Platonic Love? B o s h !
There In No Such ThlHg After
CemraOeftBlp. Then Danger
and Nothing: More.
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
F all the rhetorical common
places in literature and con
versation, none is more fre
quently repeated than the assertion
that love, as depicted in a thousanu
novels and uvems every year, has ex
isted at all times, and in every countr.
immutable as the mountains and the
stars, but romantic love is a modern
sentiment, lees than a thousand J ears
"Not till Dante's 'Vita Nuova ap
peared was the gospel of modern love
the romantic adoration of a maiden
by a youth revelaed for the first time
in definite language. Genius, however,
is always in advance of its age, in
emotions as well as in thoughts, and
the feelings experienced by Dante were
nhTtouslv not shared by his contempo-
f raries, who found them too subtle and
Sublimated for their comprenension.
And, in fact, they were too ethereal to
quite correspond with reality. The
strings of Dante's lyre were strung too
high and, touched by his magic hand,
gave forth harmonic overtones too ce
lestial for mundane ears to hear.
Henry T. Finckv in "Romantic Lo-.e
and Personal Beauty."
L This curious and Interesting old
book, which deals with ail pnases anu
attributes of love, has nothing what
ever to say of platonic love.
It is to be supposed that the man
who made such an exhaustive study
of the affectional nature of man in
all ages believed, with the writer of
this article, that there is no sue
sentiment as platonic love. The fol
lowing letter, therefore, contains a
question which cannot be satisfactor
ily answered: -
"Will you please give me a full ex
planation of platonieIove through t:.e
columns of your paper? I know this
is a very deep subject, and one whica
is discussed very often, but all of mv
friends seem to have a different opin
ion of what they think it is. For
this reason I submit to you. What
is platonic love?
"Woman Reader "
So platonic love is a deep subject!
I beg leave to differ with my ques
tioner on this point.
In truth, I hold platonic love to be
so shallow that it can be sen through
at a glance.
It does not exist.
There is no such thing.
There is a friendship possible b -tween
man and woman. It is a metn
tal comradeship, or admiration, which
does not call for actual association.
This man and woman are quite sat
isfied to hear of each other's health,
happiness and success. Months, or
even years, may intervene without
their meeting, and they feel so sense
of loss or loneliness.
If either hears of the other's mis
fortune, loss or failure In any proj
ect, there is genuine regret and sym
When they meet, there is mutual
pleasure and exchange of ideas and
experiences, but no pain at parting, and
no necessity is felt by either for a
fixed date of meeting again.
The moment that necessity is felt
by either one. friendship has crossed
the danger line.
The moment we use the word love
we speak ef a claim, a necessity.
The element of love entering into
our affection, we find the object nec
essary to our happiness.
When a man becomes in any way
necessary to a woman, or a woman
to a man, the tie is no longer mere
"friendship," nor can any trumpedun
nuiksiiift of "ulatonism" distruise its
J real nature.
When any human being becomes a
part of your plans for pleasure ir
happiness each day, or each week, or
each month, there is danger ahead for
you, if that being is of the opposite
sex and not related to you by blood
Wreath K over as you wlH with
flowery talk of platonic love never
theless, you are marching to the chasm
of dangerous experiment.
You may as well carry a lighted
match into a dynamite factory and ay
you are safe.
A man's housekeeper or secretary
may be necessary to his comfort or to
the successful accomplishment of his
business. He may say. "I could not
get a'ong without her." But that is
' It is when the social and "holiday
I side of the man's nature feels the nec
essity of some one woman to share his
enjoyment that he needs to be on his
guard, if he wishes to avoid giving or
receiving pain or finding himself in
some sort of trouble.
(Copyright 1913. by the Star Publishing
Salting Them Down
By "Walt Mason.
There's trouble iu store for tie gent
who -never salts down a red cent, who
looks upon cash as the veriest trash, for
I foolish extravagance meant. Since mon
ey eomee easy today, he thinks 'twin oe
always that way. and he burns up the
seads with the rolfickng lads and war
bles a madrigal eray.- His dollars are
drawn when they're due; and rather
than salt down a few, he throws them,
with jests, at the robin red breasts, with
riotous hullabaloo. I look down trie
scurrying years for Tm the descendant
of seers, and the spendthrift descry when
his youth is gone by, an object of pitv
and tears. I see him parading the street,
on weary and ring boney feet, a-begging
for dimes, for the sake of old times, to
bur him some sauerkraut to eat. I see
him abandoned and sick, his pillow a
dornick or brick; and the peeler comes
by with a vulcanized eye and swats him
for luck with a stick. I see him when
dvinjr; he groans, but his anguish for
nothing atones! And tbey cart him
away in the dawn cold and gray, to the
place where thej- bury cheap bones. Don't
burn up your money, my friend: don't
squander or foolishly lead; though you
say it is dross and regret not its loss,
s a comfort and staff in the end.
"CKGKS ItlGID CEXSOHSHIP OX
MOVING PICTPnE FILMS
. A,by- N- Y.. Feb. & Moving pic
ture shows and arson, as cause and ef
'' wre discussed by Thomas J.
Anearn. state fire marshal. In his an
nual report to the legislature. "It has
been shown." he said, "that moving pic
tures have frequently been the occasion
f pyromania." He cited instances
where persons peculiarly susceptible to
suggestion had left these shows to set
fires. As a remedv. he suggested a
S" ceorsblp of film-.
The report declared that 13.000.00
Persons throughout the countrv da'ly
attended moving picture exhibitions
and are "exposed to danger from firei
and unbridled displays."
HAXCHBU II tS SOXIXLAW
HELD OX BIGAMY CUARGB.
Los Angeles. Calif, Feb 5. When i.
S. AveneH, a wealthy rancher of F ea
no. Calif was introduced to Mrs Ed
ward T Hasse. of this city, he started
an investigition that -esulted in th
arrest of t 1 v, , mans punative hus
band on a 1) -r '-n . n i-cre
Vvenell cuu.j,, wa. ,-rompted b t"H
fact that his own daughter is H.ise'
lepal wife The second Mrs Hasse was
Mis Minnie Wi-ikler. a w.-'thi mp
'n 1 ; v .11 wriom !' i- '-n - Mec
i" t 1 clt n! - v ' " " se
' ' koui nv . 's
1 -. s- 1 1 L - ia 1,3.