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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Wednesday, March Fifths 1913.
Martin. Felix Martinez. A. L. Sbarpe, and John P. Ramsey.
Veto Of Liquor Shipment Bill
WHEN president Taft vetoed the bill to prohibit the shipping of liquor into
prohibition states, he did so on one consideration only: that the bill was
unconstitutional because it turned over to the separate states power to
restrict interstate commerce in violation of the specific reservations of the constitu
tion. Since the bill passed over the president's veto, the supreme court will have
to settle this question of constitutionality. Nobody can blame the president one
moment for vetoing the bill upon conscientious belief that it was unconstitutional.
The reenactment of the bill by both houses of congress does not, of course, make
it any more constitutional than it was before. It merely puts the law into effKt
until some court suspends its operations pending determination of the main point
It is an extremely delicate question of constitutional law, as every lawyer will
affirm. If a precedent be set in this one business, what stay can there be if a
state wants to prohibit the importation of any other commodity at .any time?
The prohibitionists maintain that the liquor business is not a legitimate business,
and they cite court decisions to prove that the liquor business exists only by suf
ferance, a tolerated nuisance as it were, subject at all times to the police power
of the state to regulate or even to destroy in the interest of public welfare. If the
supreme court upholds the constitutionality of this new national law, it will no
doubt be along some such line of reasoning, that a state has the power to restrict
or destroy any occupation it deems directly harmful to its people or to the com
munity, and that this power cannot be interfered with from outside; to understand
this possible point of reasoning, the liquor shipping situation created by the new
act may be compared with the operations of a state quarantine.
On general grounds of common sense and the normal distribution of "human
rights and human government under our democratic republican system, the measure
enacted by congress seems right and just. It follows out the precedent set by local
option states, wherein a city must respect a "dry" precinct, and (in theory atJ
least) a state must prevent the shipping of liquor from "wet" counties into "dry"
counties. The new act of congress is precisely in line with the fundamental prin
ciples of home rule and states' rights. Yet, the constitution itself is the result of
a compromise by which each state vacated certain of its previously sovereign rights
and gave full regulative power into the hands of the federal, or national, govern
ment. If the Webb bill just enacted, shall be declared unconstitutional, no doubt there
will then be a great demand for a constitutional amendment. The passing of the
bill over the president's veto indicates that there has been a great change in the
spirit of congress in the last ten years. Such a vote would never have been possible
before. Perhaps some of the congressmen believe that prohibition should have a
fair test in states where it has been adopted; and believe it never can have a fair
test while interstate shipments go unchallenged.
Some critics of the referendum system of legislation maintain that after aj
law has once been referred to the people and approved, the law cannot thereafter
be changed or amended in any degree whatever, without again referring the pro--posed
change back to the people. Thus we see how we are trending back to the
ancient and outgrown system of direct legislation by popular mass assembly.
Vote For Your Pocketbook
WITH a splendid spirit of cooperation East El Paso is going right ahead to
improve on a big scale. No movement more significant of a fine spirit
of progress, of community loyalty, and of love for home, has ever been
started in this city. There is such a strong sentiment of neighborhood cooperation,
and the meetings accomplish so much in so snappy and businesslike a way, that
this East El Paso enterprise may well become a model for other neighborhoods
.-which may wish to develop along consistent and modern lines, with the 'greatest
economy and the greatest efficiency.
East El Paso will Ask the city council to authorize a bond issue of $50,000
which will rest upon the East El Paso improvement district only, and will not
affect the present general bonded debt of the city. It will of course remain with
the taxpayers in that district alone, whether they choose to vote the bonds or not.
Upon every basis of argument, and of self interest of property owners, the bends
should be voted. By this means the cost of improvements is distributed over
20 years instead of having to be paid at once. The money will be had at a low
(interest rate, proba'My 5 percent as compared with 8 percent or even 10 percent
at the banks. By this means also the improvements will be made all oves the,
district at on time, they will be uniform and modern in plan, they may be con
tracted for at less cost because of the large quantity of work to be done and sup
plies to be bought, and all property values throughout the entire addition will be
lifted and made firmer by reason of the general improvements thus applied over a
large area in common.
It is purposed to use the proceeds of the bonds to pave the streets, put in curbs
and sidewalks, and wide parking all along both sides of every street; the planting
will all be done at one time, and there will thus be opportunities to work out some
unusually fine effects.
The plain, old fashioned, and common motive of human action, "Self interest
what do I get out of it?" is motive enough for voting for these bonds. Every con
ceivable selfish motive of every taxpayer calls for voting the bonds now for
this purpose, because every dollar thus spent on one's property will return tenfold
in actual selling and rental value as soon as the work is completed. In addition
to the purely selfish considerations which, if consulted, would lead every property
owner to vote for the bonds and join in the cooperative improvement plan, them
are the higher considerations of community duty, community betterment, and com
munity welfare. These all call for support of this progressive movement, and in so
doing, every man best serves his own pocketbook.
Climbing Out the
UNDER the new administration it is to be hoped that a certain degree of
frankness and good faith will prevail in dealings between the administra
tion and the public at home and abroad. It is related by one of the most
reliable newspaper correspondents in "Washington how two years ago a well known
New York banker went to Washington by appointment to consult a member of
the cabinet about a perfectly legitimate matter of public interest within his juris
diction. There was no occasion for secrecy and the visitor neither desired nor
expected it. It is declared to be literally true, nevertheless, that the cabinet
officer arranged that theNewYork visitor should enter the building by a back
door and leave the same way. Inquiries at the department by newspaper men as
to whether the New Yorker had called were met with flat and unqualified refusal.
A similar episode took place when the president was discussing with the
heads of the army and other departments about mobilizing the troops in Texas
two years ago. On one occasion, just before the order was given to move the
troops, the chief of staff of the army climbed out of a back window of the white
house in order not to be seen about the place. For two days after the mobilization
began, statements deliberately misleading were given out to the press by the gov
ernment authorities, and officially communicated to Mexico, in the effort to put a
false construction upon the troop movement. The administration was shamed into
confessing the truth.
Under the new regime in congress, there is a growing disposition to hold com
mittee hearings in public. The senate is still extremely conservative in this mat
ter, but there is strong likelihood that the new idea of open and public committee
hearings on all public measures wfll soon be the universal rule in both houses of
congress. The day of the old "gumshoe" political system (under which one political
party has been exactly as much of a transgressor as the other) is about over, in
jeany of the separate states as well as in the nation.
It is easier to love a woman In spite
cf her faults than because of her vir
tues. It takes something worse than bad
weather to discourage the man with a
nd sometimes a man who calls him
self an art connoisseur is considered an
- less bore by his acquaintances.
The widower, being a man of experi
ence, is apt to dodge the boarding house
that advertises all the comforts of a
Human nature is much the same the
7ld over. H a man promises to do
better than he has done in the past.
' t hold ymr breath until be does it.
The man who never had a sweet -Start
does not know what he missed.
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
-!', i-r Tork !.)
it s a liberal education to eet over
going through college. B
j,!1?, J?00" of an ideal sweet
It's h-st like8 ?o Photographs,
it s n'st like a man to be able to feel
at homas.rnost any place but home.
Everv day the flpul marks out a new
s t cut to save -.ou time in reaching
h I-j-'k nr busings'3
V m n can love a pirl ant tinw it
V - ln..wrq- if nd i cr! ran
Io- tw know it without show.
If the ordinary funny papers don't
amuse, get a fashion magazine of 10
or 3 years ago.
Hospitality is a pleasure to some
people although a majority may view
it as an unpleasant duty.
It is our theory that the fiction
writer overworks the square jaw as an
evidence of superior will power.
It seems quite proper to say a doctor
practices medicine; some of them even
go so far as to experiment with it.
An old soldier feels that he should
have the same privilege of fixing up the
story to suit him that history takes.
A widow can gain a wide reputation
for business acumen if she doesn't lose
the money her husband left her.
If time waited for some men, it
wouldn't be able to fly very fast.
Even In the warmest of weather a
party frequently develops into a frost.
The things a man ought to do seldom
jibe with the things he wants to do.
A man with brains stands a chance j
of ncquirinK' mopej, but the reverse !
i-' t o'ti n po-sible
Tf it is tru. that a girl's face is j
r rt !!-- mr a maulen woulJ be
in sort, unaii' ial straits.
Credit Unions In Germany
Cooperative Societies Insist On Cash
Trading, lint Hare Share Hold
ing On Bany Plan.
O y Frederic J. IlnsKln
ASHINGTON, D. C, March 5.
While cooperation exists in
its most complete and highly
I organized form in Great Britain, there
are otner countries in Europe where
it is extensile In Its ramifications and
successful in its application. In all
Kurope there are upward of 5,000.060
members of cooperative retail societies
approximately half of whom are found'
in Great Britain. The gocSs they sell
annually are valued at retail some
Germany is second only to Great
Britain in the extent of its coopera
tive societies and in the amount or bus
Iness they do. In addition to the reg
ular cooperative societies for the man
ufacture and purveyance of commodi
ties used by their members, there is an
other larger class of cooperative organ
ization known as credit unions. If they
were counted in. Germany would lead
in cooperative actU'ities. These credit
unions are largely mutual loan organ
izations. Consumers Union In Germany
Cooperation in Germany today large
ly has become an activity of the Social
Democrats, who support it with much
ardor. The general distributive so
cieties are organized into a central
League of Consumers Unions. The
total membership of these unions is
upward of 1,000,000. and their annual
sales amount to more than 175,000,000.
A majority of them hold stock in the
wnolesale Purchasing Association of
Hamburg, which owns its own factories
for making flour, sugar, soap, matches
and tobacco, and which does a business
or iz.uuv,uoo a year.
The consumvereine and affiliated re
tail societies largely are made up of
members who are Social 3emocrats,
although in many cases the member
ship of a given society is made up al
most exclusively of labor union or
factory men. The employes of a single
factory frequently form themselves in
to a local society, sometimes buying
with the help of their employers and
sometimes without such help. Some
plants maintain commissaries for their
employes which are ran at cost, any
surplus at the end of the year being
turned back to the -patrons, each get
ting a dividend in proportion to his
total purchases. The big Krupp Steel
Works follows this policy, and an
nually returns from eight to ten cents
on the dollar. Some factories conduct
these stores on a credit basis with their
employes and sell at cost.
Cash Trading is Enforced
In Germany the person who does not
have the ready money to buy a share in
a cooperative society may get it simply
by patronizing one of its stores. At
the end of six months or a year the
dividends to which his purchases en
title him will usually more than suf
fice to buy the share he desires. In
some states the law prohibits the sell
ing of cooperative goods to non-members,
and in others the prohibition is
made by the societies themselves. Cash
trading is enforced in Germany, and
many of the local societies have num
erous activities besides those of pur
veying merchandise upon a coopera
tive basis. Some of them Insure the lives
and property of their memebrs out of
the net earnings of the society.. Some
of them conduct savings departments,
while others operate building associa
tions. In Hamburg the cooperative
societies own 612 dwelling apartments
and 42 business bouses, and members,
by paying stipulated amounts, gain a
"preferential right to the apartments
owned by the association."
Profit Aid Political Party
In some of the societies all profits
over and above a certain amount are
placed in the political funds of the
party with which the society happens
to be affiliated. It generally is agreed
in Germany that one of the results of
the cooperative retail society has been
to bring about a higher standard of
merchandise. While some claim that
the prices of food and clothing have
not been lowered materially by the
consumverein. there is practically a
unanimous acknowledgment that mer
chandise standards have been raised.
In some cities, such as Hamburg.
Erfurt and Frankfort, it is admitted
that the cooperative prices are lower
than non-cooperative quotations.
Germany is the parent country of
. cooperative banking, and more than
one-half of the cooperative business
of the Empire has to do with one
form or another of banking. One
form of bank lends only to its mem
bers. Each member must own a share
of stock and assume unlimited liability
in connection with its operations. A
member may buy a share on the In
stalment plan, and all profits are his
pending the completion of payments.
The bank lends money to its members
on good security, and charges a rea
Many Societies In France.
France has nearly 3,000 cooperative
societies, the major portion of them
being retail societies. There are more
cooperative stores in France than in
any other country in Europe, although
there are fewer members of these so
cieties per capita and fewer per store.
Cooperative endeavor has not the
national aspect in France that it has
in Germany and England. Each store
Is largely a thing unto itself, and is
concerned only about its own welfare.
Consequently, the large cooperative
factory and large wholesale coopera
tive establishments are out of the ques
tion. There are several central organisa
tions that have been trying to guide
French cooperation along tbe lines
that have proved so successful in
England but their efforts have not
been rewarded with any high degree
of success. One of these organisations
is the Union Cooperative, which labors
for neutrality in politics and for a fed
erated store movement after the ex
ample of Great Britain. The other is
frankly a social organization.
Local Cooperation in Denmark.
Denmark has a cooperative system,
but it, like the French, is largely local.
If the Dane has anything to sell he
simply organizes to sell it. There is
one big supply organization which con
ducts a large "wholesale business and
retail stores in all the country towns.
The farmers are organized to buy their
seeds, fertilizers, feeding stuffs, and
the like, and they sell their products
through a single depot In Copenhagen.
There are cooperative dairies, bacon
curing societies, and egg societies
which prepare the products of the
dairy, the farm, and the hennery for
The cooperation that exists in these
countries is typical of that to be found
In the other countries of Europe.
Wherever one goes he finds agricul
tural organizations which protect the
farmer both as seller and as a buyer.
The laboring man all over Kurope has
been the leader in the cooperative
.movement and its success is largely a
monument to his determination to bet
ter his condition and that of those en
trusted to his care.
Conventions Extend Work
The movement has become so wide
spread that an International Coopera
tive Alliance has been formed, and con
grasses are held annually in various
parts of Europe to discuss ways and
means of improving and extending co
operative work. In Germany the Mu
nicipal labor bureau at Berlin has
laid out a course of Instructions In
which the classes occupy 15 evenings,
meeting three times a week. On each
evening there is a two-hour lecture
upon some .,hase of cooperation, fol
lowed by a half-hour's practical in
struction Onli m'mbes of coopen
tie ?nc . ti s ir. u.i'nvttrd. The fee
for the course 1 JI " I .sia .1 a
similar ' curse of lectures. In switz.r-
to'rfl iSt I F-
Madame Neuralgia, th' clairvoyant
stoppin' at th' New Palace Hut-tel, told
Fawn Lippincut that she would marry a
tall, dark, romantic lookin' feller with
out a trade an' would be very unhappy.
It haint alius th doctor with th' open
muffler that has th' most practice.
land a course of instruction is pro
vided for cooperative store managers.
At the Univercity of Halle a semi
nary has been established for those who
wish to learn the business of coopera
tion. It holds extminations, awards
diplomas, and trains the cooperators
for the business ahead of them. The
Swedish Coperative Union ha., agreed
to bear the expense of a series of five
lectures in each of the 50 national
high schools of Sweden, the purpose
being to enlist the interest of the
young people in the cooperative move
ment. Movement Spreads Rapidly
On the whole the Indications are that
the cooperative movement will spread
even more rapidly in 11 ope in the
next two decades than in the past 20
years. In almost every country it has
encountered the same opposition that
it encounters in the United States
the unwillingness of the non-cnapera-
j tive wholesaler and manufacturer to
recognise it, the disposition in some
quarters to refuse it credit, and the
determination of the retailers to sup
press it But in the face of all ob
stacles the movement has gone forward
rapidly, the few small, weak and scat
tered societies of yesterday have grown
into powerful federated associations
whose credit is second only to that
of the government under which the
exist, and which can command un
limited funds for deposit and invest
ment But with all their expansion no one
has noticed that it has inflicted any
serious hardship upon the private re
tailer. Of course, many of them have
been forced to go into other businesses,
but it has simply meant fewer and
better private stores; where larger
sales make smaller profits possible.
and where better business methods re
sult in a saving to the consumer, while
not restricting the reasonable net
profits of the merchant
Tomorrow: Southern education Con
ference. 14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1S09.
Dr. W. A. Irvln left for Springfield,
Attorney Millard Patterson left for
Pecos today over the T. & P.
M. M. Gardner left for Kansas City
this morning over the Santa Fe.
J. Stevens and family left for Los
Angeles this afternoon over the S. P.
-Mrs. H. M. Mundy and daughter went
to their ranch this morning near Las
Judge Freeman came in on the Santa
Fe from Socorro, New Mexico, this
Mrs. W. A. Hawkins and family left
this afternoon over the S. P. for l.os
Judee A M. Walthall flprnmrin!w1
by his wife, went to Pecos today over !
the T. P. )
Miss Anna Bean, of San Francisco.
arrived yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. !
J O. Buquor. ,
T. W. Gray, of the W. G. Walz com
pany, went to Cleveland, Ohio, yes- !
terday over the T. & P. j
Messrs. McNaughton and Mahoney, j
both of the Herald, returned fromSan
Marcial, N. M., this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Talbot returned this
morning from Berino New Mexico,
irom a snort visit to Mrs. TalDot's par
ents. The directors of the Fl Paso nubile
library will this week issue cards ask
ingfor contributions of 25 cents for
the' purchase of new books
Since A L. Roy began forming a
company of mule packers for the army
at Cuba and Manila, he has been be
sieged with applicants and more than
0 young men have been engaged for
the service, provided they are accepted.
T. W. Welles, general superintend
ent of the New Mexico Coal company,
arrived here yesterday. He was on
his way to the Salado coal fields to
develop the mines there, prior to the
completion of the El Paso and North
eastern extension. A large force of
menn will be put to work Immediately
developing the mines.
The parade committee of the corner
stone celebration meets this afternoon
at the office of Capt Charles Davis.
The executive committee has been asked
to meet with the parade committee
and it is presumed that the financial
question will be discussed. Chairman
Badger has issued a call for all com
mittees to assemble at the courthouse
on next Monday evening and make a
Policeman Taylor will succeed to the
day position on the' force left vacant
by Pat Dwyer, and Charles Christley,
who has been doing extra duty for
some time past will take Taylor's place
on the night force. Juan Franco has
resigned to accept a position with the
Wells-Fargo, and it is stated that he
will take a run as messenger between
here and Zacatecas. Precillo Duran
has been appointed to succeed Franco
on the night force.
The parade committee of the corner
stone celebration met yesterday after
noon at the office of Its chairman,
Capt. Charles Davis, in the Morehouse
block. Five members of the committee
were present and Messrs. Julian and
Yandell, of the executive committee.
It was decided that it would be best
to leave the actual cornerstone cere
monies to mayor Magoffin, as the Ma
sons, who usually have charge of the
cornerstone ceremonies for public
DUlldings, have declined to serve, r our- ,
ieen noats nave oeen promised oy as
many firms, and there is a prospect
that many more will be secured.
MADER0 SHIPS IN
on HAPS OT? fi A TTTTTC
The Pitman Commission companv"has
receiicd 20 cars of cattle from Alberto
!n.W.' nmli nir Bnstillos. Ohihunliua. I
The cattle 1 ame in oer the Mexican
Ctntril ,nd -were taken to the Union
-fu k j:ds.
tkin ami MiKcnzie brought over 11
:i,c hi. -i 9 irmn the Tuarez track on
Master Yonr Troubles
Self Control Will Make You Able to
to O-vercome Thing That GIe
the Mont Annoyance.
By Ella Wheeler Wlllcox.
DEAS often come to you that up-
fl lift you greatly for a time. The
way to make them permanent is
to take hold of them by forming them
into words and repeating the words
until your subconscious self receives
them and begins to build with them.
'For instance, a friend who had ijery
set opinions about right and wrong,
allow.ed herself to get very mueh
wrought up when things about her
went on in a way that to her seemed
wrong. She tried to practice self
control, but never gained tbe victory
as she desired until one day when the
thought came to her that it was far
more important to demonstrate self
control than it was to have everything
go on about her as she thought it
"She did not want the idea to get
away from her, so she wrote it down
like this: 'It is not so important that
things go as as I think they should as
it is that I should be master of them
through self control.' Then she re
peated this again and again and held it
in the silence until the words became
the substance in her and gave her mind
a firm hold so that in the next tempta
tion to give way to her feelings, she
easily gained tbe victory. You can ap
ply this in any kind of experience' you
If ycu are working among people
whose manners and habits jar upon
jou, apply this rule and watch de
velopments. Once you control yourself you
will be surprised ti fli.d how many
things which anr.r.y you will change
Just so long as you Me a servant
to your own irrjtatle nerves and
whims, jou will find the world is one
succession of rharp c Mirers against
which you bntisc ycur?tlf at every
The same rule applies in your home.
What attitude are you taking toward
your own family and relatives and
friends and toward humanity?
Are you posing as a martyr? Do you
wear the resigned expression of a
wronged creature who must submit to
persecution, or a sullen, resentful one,
or a belligerent one?
Are you thinking and brooding over
your wrongs and making yourself and
others miserable in consequence?
If you are doing any one of these
things you are a criminal far worse
than many a convict behind prison
bars. If you are disturbing the peaco
of your household, the comfort 'of hus
band, or children, or relatives, or
friends by your temper, your com
plaints, or your sarcasm, then you arc
The most adorable, agreeable and
angelic woman I ever knew was a
wronged wife, a woman who had suf
fers every indignity and humllatior,
and neglect possible from a mean,
brutal natured man. Tet she made a
heaven for her children and friends in
She had learned tnls great law of
becoming master of circumstances
through self control.
Her Self Control
Although things about her were not
to her liking, she made all these things
seem as trifles before her calm self
conquest She said to herself. "Though
my best love and my best faith and
my sweetest hopes have been thrown
into the dust I will not let myself go
"I have lost respect for the man to
whom I gave my life's happiness; but
I will not lose respect for myself: and
I will show the world I can create
happiness, even if I cannot find it
where I hoped it would be, in my mar
Surely this was better than becoming
soured, aggressive, complaining and
pessimistic, and making her presence
dreaded by all her associates.
There was a great French writer
who said, "If you have not what you
like. like what you have."
But even if you cannot like your
environment you can make yourself a
maser of It: and refuse absolutely
to be dominated by it
FRAXCE DECIDES OX THREE YEAR
ENLISTMENTS FOR THE MILITARY
Paris, France, March 5. The supreme
war council, presided over by presi
dent Polncare. pronounced unanimously
three year military service, without
exceptions, as the only means of as
suring national defence. This decision
was reached after a long and exhaust
ive examination into the military situ
What drew you from the shelves?
What great philosophies.
What subtle poem
That feed our better selves?
"None; from nY oveR I drew
Three loaves of light and wholesome
These fed the hungry, too."
What thoughts were yours today.
To right the wrongs.
To succor the distressed.
Hast planned a way?
"No; but before 'twas light
I washed the clothes; I had no time for
See. they are white!"
But tell me of your deeds;
Sorely you've followed some great en
terprise Where progress leads?
"Not I, poor fool:
But four bright faces, clean and kissed,
I sent to school."
Helen Cole Crewe, in the Spring
G O O P S
By GELETT BURGESS
A E:L v-i&i-.V-V-v
Just think what Mm Miranda did!
She called her sister namesl
Whenever they played tea or any
Other kind of games!
But Gcops are always impolite
We always try to act just right!
fyorit Be A Goopi
The Problem of the Dog
A Tribute to a Silent Canine Friend
by a Woman Writer Who
Reallxes lib Worth.
Dy Winifred Illacl.
ELL, I guess there is no help
for it. Raffles, we'll have to
chain you up.
T t..A t .,. ., t.. . .
x .. ,v IBC man ya wj almost, j
on. the gay, the free, the fearless,
the unconquerable, the debonatre. the
dashing you. the most perfect of'
I Ayredales, yellow as a wheatfield
1 .u..1. ... w -. ...a 1. .
be yellow, andlack as jet as to saddle
and tail. And those ears or yours I
why, they fairl7 talk, those shaggy im- '
pudent ears. I
.... . .. . . . . : "4S (;vinpiiiuii iMsstru ncr wmuu1,
tj,; "".J?" u "ie matter with you. Then her heart sank, for indeed, v
Raffles? Whjrcu, you be good and , thurs sirlwas worth looking at M -ifli
iAX.h SUSt T. l was tall, well built and graceful, a
scandalously that the only thing to do her hair, under a big black hat. j.rov
-.. j- .. . jwi uu NllRKlKie
and wish Summer would come so we
could take you away with us to the
But no. you must declare war on
every bicycle that passes this way; you
must make it your affair to run after
every grocery wagon and give tongue
of deathless defiance to the grocer
every time the wheels turn round.
What are you, anyhow a sworn
enemy to the Meat Trust?
Who told you that the gas collector
'was an enemy to your mistress? Are
you a mind reader. Raffles, and do you
know the deep hatred in the hearts of j
all men toward the meter man? Why r
won't you speak and tell us once for all I
of what deep designs do you suspect
'M mm man .'
Why do you hate him so? And who
arttp tnl.1 vsm, a ttn oa ,wT kll
Ircn and try to snatch their harmless
I caps from their unoffending heads?
I No. there's no help for it, a chain and
i a collar for you. Raffles, and I suppose
you'll wonder how I can have the heart
to do it and you so faithful and true.
I wish I could explain it to you. Raf
fles: I really do winh I could. I hate
to have you think ill of me for a min
ute. The opinion of. the average cit
izen I somehow do not valce very highly
but the good will of an honest dog is
not so easily obtained. Shall I lose
your. I wonder, when I snap the chain
on your strong neck, and will you hate
me, too, when the collar bites and
will not let you go?
No, it is not in your heart to hate
any whom you have once loved. I
might beat you. starve you; drive youj
out Into the worst storm tluu ever
blew, and always you would walk the
earth looking, looking, looking so
eagerly for me. Always you would re
member me. always you would know
me. no matter how .old I grew or how
feeble was my step.
No one can ever take you away from
me. Raffles, no one. No prosperity, no
adversity, no suffering, no pain. You
are mine, aren't you, curly dog? Dear
me! I do wish you'd behave so X would
not have to tie you up.
By GEORGE FITCH.
Anthor of "At Good Old Slwash."
AN ex-presideni. is a man who has
filled tbe biggest job in tbe workl,
and is trying to work down into
ordinary life again. Tnls is a very diffi
cult thing to do. When an ex-president
tries to squeeze into any other job, he
usually stretches it all out of shape.
Nothing is more disturbing than to
wateh an ex-president trying to earn an
honest hving writing editorials, while 14
reporters are interviewing him on the
A president serves from four to- eight
years at $75,000 a year, and accumulates
during that time a thick" mantle of .dig
nity. When he retires from the presi
dency, he sheds the $75,000, but retains
tbe dignity. It is as hard fo earn a
living while wrapped up in presidential
dignity, as it is to run a foot raee with
nine overcoats on. Yet if an ex-president
should hang his dignity on a
hickory limb and run for justice of the
peaee, the whole country would be in
dignant. Because of all these facts, several of
our finest ex,-prestdents have died with
very little but dignity in the house.
An ex-president would make an in
valuable senator or ' representative 'or
member of the supreme court, or cabinet
officer, but most- of .them are allowed te
go to waste by a hostile administration.
This, nation, whieh sheds tears every time
"The whole cenntry woald be indignant"
some woodehopper fails to conserve a
pine tree, now possesses two ex-presidents,
and is not making as much use
of ycm as it would of a 1901 automo
bile. A commission should be appointed for
the purpose of extracting all possible
usefulness from ex-presidents. When
people have spent a million dollars elect
ing a president, and'half a mHlnon more
teaching him statesmanship, it ought
not to turn him over t law colleges,
magazines or publishing howees free of
charge when his commissioa has expired.
Ex-presidents eouH be paid $1,000,000
a vear to teach patriotism to the body
politic at the rate of one lecture per
night. If New York City would employ
ex-presidents as mayers, the nation
would not blush as far west as Pitts-
1 burg every time someone told the truth
j about the New York police. If ar
: presidents were turned loose for life into
the house of representatives or tne sen
ate, it would not be necessary to pension
the ex-presidents, and it might not be
necessary to pension so many nenr-
statesraen every two yr-
The present lot ot tne cx-presiuent is
considered to be a sad one, but moot of
us would cheerfully undertake it ecn :it
half price 1 Copyrighted by George Mat
thew Adam- 1
T. T Bra: of the local bur. u
1 .iiiiiiMl 1 'u r li gone to 1 hik
1 is, Ariz, i 'i j ernment business.
Yes, I Don'.t Think!
A Short Story.
-j ROM behind the curtains the fam
4 ily watched Arthur and his fi
ancee stride down the street
Arthur was their hope, their pa -
port to superiority among the neigL-
&, j ,jMle West 3treet for he
t DraIns mvd kreat ldeas
A few wecks a(ro he haJ had a ,
MtMl llM, .,,,, , Lu
. magazine, so that now he was called a
! "Anlne Kv RA nnllv
'genius" by the family.
A little farther dowi the street H-'--tie
-Hullard had seen the going of '
thur Raynor, and even now btooj.
watching for his return
Hettie Hnllard gasped as Arthur an 1
til hi 1 m I'll Mi otiiI her nrmr' - t
a delicate pink.
Brilliant and warm, the pair .
forth glad and happy to go where tbi r
could rejoice in the beauties of N r ir
After they had eaten their ilin"
they sat on the bench, Dorothe 1 de
claring it was too hot to go over tt e
Arthur drew his latest story from ' 3
pocket and. read it aloud to her He
had three more accepted latel. aid
was now working m real earnest
"Do you like it?" he asked.
"Yes." she replied idly "Why do,, t
you give up the shop, Arthur, and c:o
in for writing only; ti would be :
"My darling." he exclaimed, "it is fr
too precarious a living, and I tar. t af
ford to give up a good situation ut
She flung pebbles into the npplir
waves. "But I hate to think of you t'iert "
she protested; "your hands get so dirt
Now, if jou were in the draperj lin
or something like that, but oil acl
"I have good monev, dear iett
than I should get in a draper's W!1
I take control of this place when 01a
Mr. Evans has to go out "
Arthur moved restlesslv.
But Dorothea answered
"I think this is rather dull "
"Well, we" will go and have tea the
go up oe the links, it is grand u-
She assented and rose swiftlv, sl.aV
ing out the creases in her frock.
As they came down from the hills
later to ca(eh their train, the moon v. ,
rising. it cast silvery shadows over t.i
sea, and enveloped the downs .n a
"Isn't it beautiful!" he cried. "I lo.
September, and these nights. Dorot 1 -.
doesn't It all seem wonderful?
"Yes I don't think!'
If a revolver, had been fired off at
his ear. Arthur Raynor could not ha.e
"Dorothea!" he said, his eyes wiJe
"Oh," she cried, "do you think I war
to stand here shivering all night, -whr
you talk a lot of rot If you are not
careful you will lose tne train, ar i
then we shall be in a nice hole"
"There is plenty of time." he mat
tered in a dull voice. And looking at
htm. his "fiancee" saw that the
sparkle had left his eyes and his fare
was drawn and white.
Almost in silence they journeyed
"Yes. I don't think." was, all Arthur
His dream was shattered. His lovely
Idol lay cracked at his feet
He saw her safely to the door, but
made no attempt to kiss her. and with
f a toss of her pretty head, she said-
'Good night III write to you.
ilt VSR 1 -mAntlia lntr
The Ravnors. of IT Little West street
no longer looked out for Arthur when
he came home, for he no longer was
their pride and hope He had packed
all his books into a box. locked it and
flung the key away and when at home
he seldom spoke to anyone.
Mr. Evans then threatened him with
dismissal. and Arthur, somewhat
scared, came down Little West street
looking white and ilL
Hettie. her face flushed stopped him
"Hallo!" she said. "You look as if
you were going to jour own funeral.
"Wish I was," he muttered.
HetUe gazed at him contemptouslw
"What a coward you are. Arthur."
she said scornfully. "And yet I can
remember when you were as braTe as
"That was a long time ago."
"Not so long. But what I want to
know is I've got to go to Lewes on
Sunday to see an aunt: will you come
Dad is on duty and I don t like going
"All right. Hettie."
So this is how one September eve
ning. Arthur and Hettie found them
selves in the moonlight on the Sussex
Hettie heaved a sig'u of content.
"Isn't it fine. Arthur." she said. b.
I am glad I am young on nights like
this." She gave a soft laugh. Td
like to" ride away tonight ride and
"To find your lost happiness," sie
said, "and to give you back all u
had. O. Arthur, aren't you selfish
and wrong? I used to weave such big
hopes for you "
The family hailed Arthur's new
"gtrf with rapturous delight and their
"hope" became a reality, far most peo
ple now know of Arthur- Raynor
The New Deal
By Walt Mason.
The new administratoia will now ad
ministrate; the people of this nation will
have to pay the freight. The president is
hoping to see reforms begin, and many
sports are doping the president to win.
For he is who and eager to help the toil
ing mass, which now subsists on meager
soupbones and garden ease. He hopes
for equal justice betwixt tbe poor and
rich, relief from laws that bust us, from
grinding woes and sieh, for worthy coia
pensation to those of low estate ; the th w
administration will now administrate.
Alas, that high ambition to ease the
people's load, to better man's condition.
must tread a rocky road! There's small
enthusiasm when great reformers rise;
the people have a spasm and turn sus
picious eyes upon the statesman dann?
who'd leave the beaten path; they crowd
around him swearing, and ventilate their
wrath. They say, "This fellow bothers
the people with his fuss! The custom.- of
our fathers were good enough for as1"
Full many a verbal storm or tornado will
he met, -and so the sad reformer soon
goes on frigid feet. There's little con
solation for him who'd save the tate.
The new administration will now admin
istrate. CARDINAL GIKOONS 1 1 SITS
BKOTHBR AT E1V ORLEMAS
New Orleans. La.. .March ,. Cardinal
Gibbons arrived ln New Orleans for
his annual visit with his brother, John
T. Gibbons. The cardinal is acc.m
pained by the Re Louis R. SticKn. v,
assistant priet at the (jtnedral n
Baltimore prft t' i Tit T J Ktnj
.f St Pe"is ru t I'l'tni-ne
'irain.il ilinho k 1- . v lor a ret
of about ttr. dajs.