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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazme Page
Thursday. February Fifth, 1914.
AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER
DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL
LACK-A CHAMPIOH, AMD THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRJVE UNOPPOSED.
H. D Slater, Bditor-M-CMef and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 16 Years;
G. A. Martin is News Editor.
i6"8 V8 rSid.roTnf il 5KwSra Davis. H A. True. McG1mb estate W. F.
sevens. J. A. Smith. J. J. Mundy. wai "ShDa. and John P. Rannr.
Payne, 'it.' a Canby.
G. A. Martin, a- " -
I NEVER knew a man to sing or wear an optimistic smile, when going out o'
doors to bring a load of stovewood from the pile. I've studied men for
many years and never one I've known has worn a cheery smile when neigh
bors' steers broke in his field and ate his corn. No man has ever danced a jig of
happiness, full well I know, when tryiag to escort a pig the way it didn't want
to go. No sunshine lights the eye or brow of any man who leaves his bed on
snowy morn, to milk a cow in some old windy, drafty shed. Oh, there are times
not far between, when mortals cannot .sing and smile, when they are feeling
dour and mean, and wish that sackcloth were in style. And then the optimist
vho's wise will hide himself behind a cloud; foolhardy is the man who tries to
force his sunshine on the crowd. In our town there's a Sunny Jim vjho works the
sunshine tap too much; he has a beefsteak on his glim, and cannot walk without
a crutch. m ,,,prtw
(Copyright by George M. Adams.)
A New El
UP THIS VALLEY near the New Mexico line, travelers by rail or auto notice
a big gray house with wide porches and imposing columns. There are
many trees, fertile fields, and big hay barns. Near by may be seen
hundreds of cattle feeding in the corrals and pastures or watering at the big
It all means the beginning of a sew industry for the El Paso valley the sys
tematic feeding of Mexican and other rough range cattle for shipment to the
rorthern markets. The time is coming when stock from Mexico and this part of
the southwestern American .range country will no longer be sold and shipped to
"northern ftede,M but will be fattened here and sent direct to the packers. Ana
that will mean the asving of big profits for this city and valley, and for the
operators nuking their headquarters sere. It means hitting the middleman where
it "hoits de wrist" as Happy Hooligan wonld say.
The plant up the valley is a venture of the Corralitos Land & Cattle company
of Corralitos, Chihuahua, something more than 100 miles south of here on the line
of the Mexico Northwestern. On nearly 1,000,000 acres of land on both sides
o the Casas Grande river, the Corralitos company for more than 25 years has
been raising range cattle principally for shipment to the northern feeding grounds
for the American market. The standards have gradually risen, but the average
Mexican steer as it comes to the El Paso stockyards has always been a sorry look
ing brute at first sight, A few months .on good pasture or in feeding corrals
work wonders with this sort of stuff, and the feeders have always taken down a
large margin of profit between the prime producer and the packer.
Now the CorraMtos company purposes to raise its own alfalfa hay in this valley,
right on the bonier, and to ship its range stuff here for fattening. It is expected
that the fat cattle will go from here straight to the packer, thus saving the ex
traordinary profits heretofore accuring to the northern feeder.
Owing to the ideal climatic conditions here, the El Paso valley and neighboring
inlands are particularly well fitted for the successful working out of this plan.
There is no reason why the raising and fattening of live stock of all kinds, and
especially the breeding of registered and graded stock, should not become ons
et the great industries of this valley ia the near future. This applies to hogs,
horses, and males, sheep, angoras, dairy cows, and all other departments of the
great livestock industry-an industry already centered here by natural conditions,
and only awaiting the scientific and determined effort of men expert in the business
to make it one of the greatest permanent sources of new wealth to this community.
It is told that two young Romans danced the tango for the pope, humming
- .! ii .ii .a rcaiiKui sHntit Whpn thev were through, the
tne music soixiy as iney wimm ..... . ., - . ..
. Mid "Mv aear children, you surely do not find that amusing. If the tan,o
pope saia, .my uci rau, jr.. owj - - . . o-
Wre made a penance it would be called sheer cruelty." It does look like neavy
punishment on the dancers when tangoers ja&er smile or abandon, JKemselves to
the rhythm, but soberly atfd somewbarpfcinfuTly keep Jhejjeps to the time.
Now, for the first time since March 1912, the United States is practicing neu
trality toward Mexican fastioM with regard to the commercial traffic in.-arms and
ammunition. President Tafrs act only prolonged the war, and by violating all
international precedents it prejudiced Mexico against the Umted States. Neither
side can justly object to the removal of the embargo.
THERE IS hardly any such thing as "cut prices" in El Paso for .the reasori
that all prices are low prices, and everything in the shops k a bargain.
Normal pricing of goods these days in El Paso stores is so low all the time
that every day is bargain day, and every day's advertisements in'tfie El Paso
Herald are worth careful reading and quick action.
"Dollar day" is primarily intended to show people how much they can buy with
a dollar in El Paso stores. It does not mean that a few gopds are specially
priced as leaders" with a view to enticing trade and then making up losses on
overpriced goods in other directions. The fdollar day" offerings are simply
samples of what may be found in the way of bargains all through the stores which
advertise in The Herald today and every day.
Never before ia the history of the southwest have the staple necessaries of
life been priced so low on the average as they are right now in El Paso. In tho
one item of clothing, for example, for men and women, and for children of all
ages and both sexes, the prices regularly noted in El Paso stores are as low as any
in the United States for goods of the same quality, ana the lowe&t ever known
It will pay the people of neighboring towns and cities to watch the advertised
prices, and they will often save money in purchasing by mail, or even by coming
here in person to select from the big and timely stocks always carried on hand.
Dwelllers in El Paso's neighbor towns will best consult their own interests of
coarse if they buy what they need in their own home towns, but it often happens
that one cannot find at home just what is desired, and then, when one's mind is
made up to go elsewhere to "shop," the best thing is to head straight for El Paso,
rather than to go fartheT afield with the certainty of paying more and getting
less than one can trade fpr right here in the southwestern metropolis.
El Pasoans will .take advantage of "dollar day" to see the most remarkable
demonstration of low prices ever made in this city.
El Paso has about 5000 industrial employes not counting the railroad shops,
andvthe monthly payroll approaches $300,000. Invested capital totals $7,500,000,
and the annual product is $30,000,000. The figures are based on experience in
normal times; just now there is a falling off in such industries as the El Pas?
Milling company of the Pearson syndicate, and the foundries, due to the war in
Mexico. By the way, the El Paso Herald has one of the largest payrolls in El
Paso, being exceeded only by the smelter, the Pearson mills, .the cement plant, and
the railroad shops.
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1908.
J. E. Ross left this morning for
W. H. Thompson is in the city from
St Louis on business.
Mrs. A. B. Fall came down from
Las Cruces this morning.
H. A. Bell, a prominent cattleman
of Abilene, Texas, is' in the city on
J. H. Jenkins, an official of the cus
tom house at Eagle Pass, is in the
city on business.
J. P. Casey, Charles Armjio and
Mrs. Oscar Lohman came down from
Las Cruces this morning.
J. W. Fields and family and Mrs.
Garrald are spending a few days in
the city enroute to California.
Bernard Schuster, an old merchant
of El Paso, is in the city Mr Schus
ter has been away from El Paso for
Arthur Ealand, foreman of the
bridge and building department of
the G. H., is here to superintend some
important work now in progress in
the G. H. ards.
Workmen have nearly completed the
finishing touches on the new St.
Luke's hospital building, and ar
rangements are being made to open
the institution for business tomorrow
A. M Sweene. president of the ln
diana'f'l's LifV insurance committee
with W. J Hart, will arrive in El
Paso Wednesday night to arrange the
details of the proposed loan on the
Mason"" building-, to be erected here
In Juarez all publit buildings -were
rioted to th- public and for the
Cost of Living
transaction of any outside business
today, the occasion being the anni
versary of the promulgation of the
The public library v' is in need of
money. A committee of women is
calling on the citizens soliciting sub- !
scriptions to meet current expenses
until such time as the city may make
appropriations sufficient for that pur
The El Paso Chess club completed
its organization at a meeting held
Saturday night at the office of justice
Ellis in the Bronson block. About
twenty members have been enrolled.
Justice Ellis was elected president Dr.
Turpin secretary and A. L. Burkholder
The state taxes became due on the
first of the month and all who have
not paid are therefore delinquent For
this a penalty of ten percent is im
posed. The delinquent list is small.
On the last day of January collector
James White deposited collections to
the amount of $15,000.
An adjourned annual meeting of the
chamber of commerce will be held in
the county court room tomorrow
afternoonf or the election of directors
and the transaction of other business
All members have been requested to
attend by president Freudenthal and
secretar E. E. Russell.
Although M. S Swain, of Austin,
bid the highest and his bid was ac
cepted bv the city council for the new
oit bonds, he is not jet the owner
Of the bonds T'nder a new law re
cently passed bj the legislature the
state has the first option on all
municipal bonds Controler Finlay
stated before the bids were opened
that the statp would have been willing
to pa JiftHO piemium for El Paso's
THIS luncn cgumci at me .ttlgn
school is certainly a success,"
said S. O. "Welday, who pre
sides over the public speaking classes
of the High school. "It is mighty
nice to have a cup of good hot coffee
and a nice lunch, and I think it is
going to prove a good thing for all of
us. The lunch counter has sold out
every day since it was inaugurated."
"An arc light at the end of the Ari
zona street car line on Golden Hill
would be a welcome thing to the peo
ple who reside in that neighborhood,"
said M. H. MacCallum. "Since our
very unwelcome Golden Hill bandit
has performed his operations on the
street car conductor's cash accounts,
people who live on the streets beyond
the car .terminal are going out of their
way at night by taking other courses
to their homes, preferring this to the
possible indignity of being held up on
that long dark stretch of street"
"There is a whole lot to be learned
from the comics in the Herald," said
Geo. L. Grover, who is in town from
Cooks, N. M., on mining business.
'Take Happy Hooligan, for instance. It
looks kind of foolish at first, but
when you study it out, he teaches you
that you should mind your own busi
ness and not be forever meddling in
other people's affairs."
"This is the tfirst time I have been
able to take my coat off and work
comfortably," said "W. A. B. Woods,
who has returned from California. "I
visited all along- the California coast
and I did not find any such weather
as we have here in El Paso. This city
is in better financial condition than
those on the Pacific coast and pros
pects look a great deal better here
than they did out there."
"I don't think Villa will have much
of a fight to capture Torreon," said
John Keed, magazine writer, who has
returned to Bl Paso after six weeks
spent with rebel forces around Tor
reon. "There were only 5000 federals
in Torreon and vicinity when I left
K seal on ten days ago. Caraveo had
arrived, but Orozco was not there.
Just before I left, a federal command
of 600 men made a sortie to the west
about 15 miles and surprised a rebel
command of less than 60 men. The
rebels held a mountain pass. Ten of
the group stayed behind to hold off
the federals, while the rest retreated.
Every one of the ten was killed, but
the others got away safely. Those are
the kind of fighters Villa is going to
invest Torreon with."
"Unlike most of his race. Villa i
a man who acts quickly," said Raoxi
Madero. "His departure at 5 o'cl'y
Wednesday morning for ChihiiZ'v.,,
from Juarex is a little illustra"f
his character. I know that,"","1
tended staying in Juarez , several
days, but when he heni.JPf J?1
ioft rr ,'., " -nanged his plans and
othPr 3wuth immediately. Many
52r their decision to leave Juarez
rSr 24 hours, I think. That is one of
the reasons for his success quick
action. It is a new thing to tho
"Wilson's currency law is the fin
est piece of legislation I have ever
seen in this country," said W. F.
Payne. "It is having the desired ef
fect right now and baa forever made
it impossible for the New York bank
ers to spring- a panic, as they did in
1907 and as they tried to do this year.
The law is Soundlv rrnnrl gnH tho nrH.
ident has shown himself to be a states-
man Dy having it passed. The pro
posed bill to make possible farm loans
is another good piece of proposed leg
islation and should be passed, as it
would aid the men who most need
"My men . have handled a difficult
situation at Presidio well," said majbr
M. M. MeNamee, of the 15th cavalry,
when he arrived from Presidio Wed
nesday evening. "We had an army of
almost 4000 thrown on us over night
and"had to feed, care for and guard
them. The officers and men under my
command did splendid work, and to
them belongs the major share of the
credit for the way things were handled
during and following the battle of
Ojinaga. We brought the prisoners
and refugees 70 miles to Marfa with
out losing a single one, but with a
gain of two by birth enroute. With
the arrival of these last -wounded, all
but 12 are now in the prison camp and
our work is completed."
HEARING IN" AEROPLANE CASE
HALTED BY EMBARGO LIFTING
Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 5. Hearing of
arguirfent on a motion for the removal
of ,the defendants, E. V. Anaya and
Jcse Kscabosa to the jurisdiction of
southern California for trial on the
charge of conspiring to smuggle an
aeroplane across the international line
for the rebels, was suddenly halted
here by the lifting of the embargo on I
arms and munitions of war. It was i
believed that the lifting of the em- I
h iu !., -nmo fei-inr nn tii
future conduct of this case. Glenn
Martin, the aviator, is one or tne gov-
G O O P S
By GELETT BURGESS
frocks are fine
Much prettier than
yours or mine
And just because
she's better dressed,
She thinks she's better
than the rest
"Stuck-up" is what
most people name her.
But she's a Goop,
how can you blame her?
Don't Be A Goop!
(Creations of this otcil Cartoonist arp
regular features of The El Paso Herald. 1
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BY GEORGE FITCH,
Author of "At Good Old Slwash."
IfJAAX the Second is emperor.
"if "" ,; manager,
VV overseer, "'""" , ,1
" pacemaker, press agent, general
in chief, religious adviser an d : musical
director of Germany. He lives fj
and elsewhere in 100 castles and several
palaces, but, contrary, to the
impression, he is never in more than one
place at the same time. r.a.
William is 53 years old and a Grand
father, but does not act I6 " ;
only rests on alternate' leap jearBra
February 29, and grows busiei -each
year. He assays more Mn,tyafnm3ore
three other kings in Europe and more
business energy than all of ttem iput
together. He is a combination of proud
prelate, captain of industry, trust ma
nate, schutzenvereinpresident and in
spirational poet. If he lived in America
he would either be the head of the steel
trust, the leader of the reactionaries,
bishop of the Lutheran church, presi
dent of a baseball league or editor 01
an uplift magazine.
Emperor William was Drought up very
carefully by his father, emperor Fred
erick, who bequeathed him the German
people when he died m 186S. At tins
time William was only 29 years old
and Bismarck, who had been running
the empire for many vearS, tried to
persuade him to keep his hands off the
:.,,. -.i,.in. siim-Mx' after this em
peror William placed Bismarck in the I
tonneau, and telling 11"" to nom un w
his hat, he threw the country into high
speed, where it has remained ever since.
William has done all the driving without
guide books or advice, and thus far has
not run over anything except a few
German people who have been so indis
creet as to sneeze in a sugestive and
disrespectful manner in the presence of
a Germany army officer.
Like all Voung men, emperor William
was greatly distrusted when he took
Next t' Ford cars ther seems
more charmin' hostesses than anything
A hustler never complains.
The Daily Novelette
If yen iTant to know what's the matter
"lVheH you look so pale and punk,
Yea need a trip to Reno
With a grent, big, well filled trunk.
i i 'Y HERE'S nothing especially the
matter with me, Joc." con-
eluded the pale young man,
except that I'm all in, down and almost
out. Just look at me tremble."
The doctor watcbed him tremble for
a full minute. There was no sound in
the office save the purring of a stetho
scope and the occasional uneasy whine
of some test tubes.
"I know," said the doctor at length.
"You ought to get married. You're too
unsettled. The Idea of a man of your
"But, Doc "
"Hear me out You ought to get
married, I insist on it There's noth
ing in the world like a loving wife to
darn a man's socks and soothe his
nerves. Marriage is the only "
"Yes, but "
I No huts, please. JNO man can iae
care of himself properly. Get some
1 m"'n nelP g'"""""
"But Doc. I say, I am
cried the pale yousg man.
married 11 years. Here's my wife's
picture in my watch case.
The doctor regarded "thte photograph
in silence for a moment
"I'll change the prescription," he
said. "Try a year's residence alone at 1
iWllV, ilUU Tittle ICfittl iMfJi;0, vwtliuui
water, before and after. Any good law
yer will make up the prescription for
The stethoscope emitted a low gurgle.
(Articles by thin noted wrllcr are reg
ular features of The El Tnso Herald.)
100 Years Ago Today
DAVID THOMAS ANSTKD, who was
numbered among the eminent
; 19t heentury scientists, was born
1 in London 100 rears aco today- Prof.
Ansted received his education at Cam
; bTidsre university. He succeeded the il
lustrious John Phillips as prpfesor of
; sreoloey in King's college. London, and
1 became editor of the journal and pro
ceedings of the Royal Geological society.
Ho trained a liiali vorulf fttinil bv his lec
tures and writings on geology. His
! "Geologv, Introductory. Descriptive and
Practical," was accepted as one of the
' c4--,A-.A -mn.l.n A H-a l-i rir? TTa TTftfi
the author of a number of -text-books
and contributed numerous memoirs to
scientific journals. Prof. Ansted died
May 13, 1880.
(Articles by thlx noted writer are reg
ular features of The 5BI Paso Herald.)
Hungry Laborer TaJes
Seven Bottles of Milk,
Life May Be Forfeit
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 5. So
hungry that he felt he had to obtain
food some way, Henry Linden, a laborer
out of a job, stole seven bottles of
milk. He is- now lying in a receiving
hospital, probably fatally wounded
Linden was seen by Frank Dunn, a
roliceman. in a grocery and was shot
through the breast. Dunn said Linden
fired at him.
The wounded man declared that If
be had had a revolver he would have
I'Hvnid it to bu- food.
I ABE MAjSJBt
over his country, and many people feared
that he would assume too much author
ity. He has allayed this fear by as
suming all authority and has not only
run his country, but has reconstructed
it from the. navy down to its ideas on
tango dancing. Germany has doubled
So indiscreet as to sneeze in the presence
of a German army officer.
in population and quadrupled in wealth
since he began giving it orders every
morning alter breakfast.
Emperor William's diversion is hunt
ing, and he is frequently fatal to as
many as 500 pheasants in a day. He
has a large family and is kind to his
folks, but has thus far tried, uflSUceeA,
fully to run his oldest soij--xlt has been'
his only failure tiate. Copyrighted
by George. arMw Adams.
(AriW!PbT hts noted ivrlterare ree-
ulniotBres of The El Paso Herald.)
Manicure Lady In Crusade
She Puts an End to a Flirtation and
Takes Two Younpr Girls to
Their Home In Safety.
Hy Wm. P. Kirk
E and sister Mayme was to a
moving picture show the
other night," said the Mani
cure Lady, "and you ought to have
saw na nuttintr the crusher on a fllr-
I tation that might have turned out sad
for two little girls. I haven't got
done thanking my stars yet that we
happened to be on the spot and on the
"Was some one trying to flirt with
you and Mayme?" asked the Head
"Not those nice, sleek looking young
boys," said the Manicure Lady. "We
was a little too old and too wise for
them to waste their precious time on.
You know the kind of boys I mean,
George; about 21 years 01a, arcssea 10
Will nw1r l.niv.A.3 a nH Tull aT flAfitl
Kit dolled up with a litSe Jewelry
dark nairea ana iuu ux nu
and with plenty of spending money.
I spotted both of them in a minute,
and so did Mayme. They was talking
to two girls that couldn't nave Deen
over 15 years old, and we could see
way they kept starting for home. But
finally one of the smooth young gents
coaxed them to go to an icereain par
lor and this is where I enter. I looks
over the two lads in my most regal
manner, and I says, kind of steely,
"You want to be good, little boys, and
let these 15-year-old girls go home
now, don't your Right away, of
course, they had me and -iayme fig
ured for spotters, so they mumbles
something and beats it around the
corner. Then me and Mayme walked
home with the girls, and we told them
enough motherly stuff before we got
to their house to scare them out of
any more flirtations like that?"
"It might have been all right" said
the Head Barber.
'It couldn't" oossiblv have turned out
all right,' declared the Manicure Lady.
self. George, if you had seen the two
slick little foreign rats tne gins were
talking to. Don't try to tell me noth-
ing about it it was tne same 01a pii
iful story that has been acted too
often in New York. If I was a police
commissioner I would have a good
plain clothes man in front of every one
of those five-cent show houses, and
he would make more man one arrecr
an afternoon, too."
"You don't take as much stock
that in the white slave talk, do you?"
asked the Head Barber.
"It would take me a long time to
tell you how much stock I take in
it" replied the Manicure Lady. "My
goodness, George, it is going on all
over the city, right under the noses,
of good people and the cops them
selves. If I was a -mother and had
young girls, I would have them
so schooled up about talking to stran
gers that they wouia turn tneir backs
on even an old man with gray whis
kers if he spoke to them. And I
1 would come pretty noar knowing
where my young daughters went after
noons and evenings, too."
(Articles by tills noted writer are reg
ular features of The El Paso Herald.)
TO ENCOURAGE IEON
INDUSTRY IN TEXAS
Low Rate on Ores From Rank, Texas.
Urged State Leases iti Iron
Furnace to a Corporation.
Austin, Tex., Feb. 5. Development
of the iron ore industry in east Texas
and at the iron furnace plant at Rusk
was the subject of a conference be
tween the governor and the railroad
commission in which the chief exec
utive urged upon the commission the
necessity for a low rate for the trans
portation of ore to this plant.
The state some time ago leased the
Rusk furnace to a syndicate of north
ern capitalists, operating In Texas un
der the name of the Texas Iron asso
ciation, and this organization, through
its representative, judge H. A. O'neal.
of Athens, urged that a rate of 4 cents
per ton per mile be ordered by the
commission, or 58 cents per ton for the
transportation of ore and limestone
from the ore and limestone fields con
troled by the association in Cass
county. It was pointed out that the
very existence of this industry de
pended on getting a low rate, as the
present rate is approximately ?4 per
Governor Colquitt uiged the commis
sion to give a reasonable rate for the
purpose of developing of this industry,
pointing out that a low rate would also
provide tonnage for the state railroad,
as the cnmmodiiv woul oe shipped
through Palestine to Rusk.
JEXKS TO STUDY LIFE
OX THE ARIZOXA DESEnT
Tucson. Ariz , Feb. 5. Dr. E. A.
Jenks, professor of anthropology at
the unHersity of Minnesota, has ar
ri ed here on his sabbatical leave, to
study the effect of desert climate on
r.ian His theor, from superficial
observation, is that the white man has
absorbed some of th3 sun's energy,
producing an extraordinarily ener
getic tpe of -pn He sai s that des
ei l life has mad the indian shorter
of btature, but has made him hardier
"This Is My Birthday Anniversary"
, twicj 1 zwnasionally to re-read the poems one has loved in vears
f SmvfSowrtanip of Miles Standis has .been having'such
-! 1 -U71II fH ilCaVA
-a T- ....sLallnsI
tT AMon calls attention to
je to John Alden, calls a .-
'"See hobSThey are burnlsled, as if in an arsenal hanging;
That hru"l have done it myself, and not leftit to others.
Iee yolf?would you he aetvei, an excellent adage.
Ti,n M tw are my soldiers, my great, invincible army,
Then, too, apped, having each his rest and Ma matchlock,
Twelve men, all mQh together with diet and pillage,
TotlirS' anniversary record I -
t t. -o- 11 Itie Delgade, IS.
ifn V"?V3-19 George Schneider, 16.
Myer Zlatosky. 10 EyJ Atki lg
Frances Williams, 9. WuHpt Wolf 11
William S. Barnes, 9. SSSTwS. M.
Lillian Larson 16. ddie j ls
Roland Kemp, 16. , p)rter 10
Corrance Keaton, 12 x
In addition to its best wishes, The Herald has a tieket to the
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Mabel Herbert Umers Creel Series
Married Life's Troubles
Pussy-Purr-Mew Is Temporarily Lost, and the Search for
Her Evokes Warren's Derision, and Helen's Emotionalism
BY MABEL HERBERT URETER
T Had stopped snowing and was
growing bitterly cold. The two
lighted globes befort, titeir apart
ment shone out cheerfully just ahead.
Helen released "Warren's arm and.
ran up the steps. Her thin evening
gown and wrap were inadequate for
so wintry a night. The hallboy
opened the door and Helen's drawn
up shoulders relaxed under the grate
ful warmth within.
"No wonder you're cold," grum
bled Warren, as they went up in the
elevator, "with that flimsy little
"Oh, it's nice and warm here." when
thev entered their own apartment
More steam had been put on and
the dining-room radiator was thump
ing resentfully. As Helen went out
to open the yalve she noticed the
lighted transom of Nora's room.
Nora was always in bed and her
light out by 10, and now Helen turned
in astonishment when the door opened
and she came out fully dressed.
"Why, Nora, what's the matter?
"It's the kitty, ma'am. I can't find
her anywhere. I ain't seen her since
yeu've been gone.
Then Helen realized that Pussy
Purr-Mew, who always came stretch
ing and awning to meet them, had
not appeared tonight. I
She must be shut up in some of
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Well, she's here somewhere, of
Helen then began a hurried search,
but Pu8sv Purr-Mew was not In any
of her favorite biding places.
"w hat on earth are TO&JMasT
into the library and poked
the gas logs with his cane.
"Dear, we can't find Pussv Purr
Mew! Nora hasn't seen her since we 1
Warren, who was having his smoke
and his paper before he went to bed.
answered only with an unsympathetic
Then Helen went back to her own
room and looked through all the
drawers into -which Pussy Purr-Mew
being of investigating mind, loved to
Every drawer was opened, but none
o them disclosed a curled ng fnrrv
I bpll. Helen began to feel worried.
1 When had they seen her last?
Nora was positive that she
i been in the kitchen before dinner, but j
j could not remember seeing her after-
"Warren, try to remember." plead
ingly. "Did you see her while we
were at dinner or just bfefore we
"How in thunder do I know I've
, trot something else to do besides keep
ing tab on the cat."
Helen was now thoroughly alarmed.
Having looked in every possible hid
ing place, she and Nora now began a
search of the impossible ones includ
ing even the refrigerator and the
Then, woman-like, Helen repeated
her search in circles, looking in the
same places over and over again.
"She couldn't fall out the window,
could she, ma'am?"' asked Nora.
In the summer Pussy Purr-Mew
kept Helen in a state of constant anx
iety because of her stubborn deter
mination to sit nonchalantly on the
vtry edge of the window-sills. But
orlv the bathroom windows and one
in the kitchen were ooen now.
V Horrible Thought.
The window in Helen's bathroom
was high and narrow, and Helen
stood on the edge of the tub to peer
down into the dark alrshaft eight
flights below. Could she be lying
down there bruised and bleeding in
Impelled bv this harrowing picture,
Helen interviewed the elevator boy.
But he had not seea Pussy Purr
Mew nor heard any piteous cries.
Then Nora was (mentioned sharply.
Was she quite sure she had not left
the kitchen door open? Nora stoutly
maintained that she had not, but
i;icu Knew tnat wnen ia a"
smoked she would open that door.
Finallv Helen went back to the li
brary with a desoerate.
Dear, she's not in the apartment!
Nora and I are going down to see ifJ
she has fallen out the window." M
"Rot! Cats don't fall OUt ,Of Win-
"Well, she's got out some way
She'll freeze -nieht like this."
"Huh' Trust a cat to make Itself
But Helen already had a scarf over
her head and was now getting Into a
long coat. Warren threw down his
cigar with muttered profanity.
"Well, if vou must make a fool of
yourself, suppose I'll have to go with
you You and Nora can't be poking
around alone this time of night
Turn off those lights' You've got the
whole blamed show going.
They first searched the basement,
ergine room, coal cellar and laundry.
Then out to the back courtyard,
where Warren used up a box of
matches peering into dark corners
and under some old scaffolding.
"Oh, we must find her we must
find her." insisted Helen, frantically
"She's got out to the street," her mind
filled with harrowing pictures of
Pussy Purr-Mew half froien under
some snowv doorsteps.
Grummlv Warren led the way back
through the basement out the deliv
cr entrance and up into the street.
"Oh, if it were only light we might
see her tracks in the snow!"
"Now look here, we won't pull off
any Pinkerton stunts We've carried
this thing far enough Now you come
"Oh, wait, dear! There's a police
man stationed down there. Won't you
"Ask him what' To call out the re
er es to find a cat"'
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the firearms hung on the walls of his
visp of their homely ohTtion.
Unheeding "his. sarcasm Helen darted
down the street Warren followed,
swearing under his breath. The big
officer, welcoming a break in the
ifronotony of his beat met Helen as
she ran toward him.
"Have 7u seen anything of a eat?"
she panted, breathlessly. "Not a
street cat a real Persian eat with
The policeman was moat solicitous
Had he been stationed on that corner
as a custodian of wayward eats be
could not have been more concerned
But, unfortunately, not a single cat
had crossed his beat Apparently a
snowy night was not a popular one
for a feline promenade.
"Now. that's enousrh of this tom
foolery," snapped Warren. "Here's
where you go to bed." in answer to
Helen's pleading to "look around the
With an anxious face Nora met them
at the door.
"We're coming back to a catles
home," declared Warren, melodramat
Helen turned to him sharply. "OK
how "can you be so heartless?"
'Think I've been pretty darnel
gcod-natured, poking around dowa
there after 1 o'clock. Now you get
ready for bed quick no dawdling!
I'll not be kept awake for all the cats
Helen's mind was still torn with,
pictures of Pussy Purr-Mew, terrified,
shivering, and possibly injured. War
ren went promptly and unfeelingly to
sleep, but she lay awake, planning"
the morning's search and wording an
advertisement for the papers, until
her thoughts grew confused.
. im . vaglle j ot trouble.
What was it? Then like a flash it
It was dawn wnen sne awoae, con-
came Pussv furr-atew:
In an instant she was up. It was
almost light now; she would make an
other search of the basement before
. . a.la 1V&BXW lUkWAllI
Ie n .jr??" "f,. w;
softly into her room. But hardly naa
she started to dress when he called
"What are you up to nowr
"Oh, dear, I didn't mean to awaken
vou! I just want to look through the
basement again before the delivery
"You come right back here to bed.
Yeu've got a cold already, and Tm not
going to stand for any doctor's biOa,"
and muttering something-about wast
ing to Tvrmg tnai ommra can- a an
"" i!!?fi;-f t
HaIati nrntRtri- hut he was firm.
and unwillingly she crept back to bed.
Without waiting to shave, he dresaed
with grumbling haste.
As he slammed out the front door
she longed to follow him. for she elt
h would not look carefully. If onlv
he had not awakened and she could
have gone herself!
The Cmt Cwmes Baek.
She could hear Nora moving aromnd
in the dining room, so she, too, was
awake, though it was only a little
alter six. -j
Tt was hardlv ten minutes beror
the hall door again opened and closed
Helen's heart leaped. Had he found
her? Would he be back so quick if
he had not? She sat up in bed
athrill with expectancy.
Then Warren strode into the room
gripping, none too gently, a strug
gl'ng, wriggling, terrified, coal-black-enpd
"On a ladder in the coal bin." as he
flung her on the bed beside Helen.
Itwas a dramatic moment Helen
felt vaguely that In some way sh
must live up to it so as she took
Pussy Purr-Mew into her arms, she
burst into tears.
"Touching scene," sneered Warren
as he slammed Into the bathroom to
wash his hands.
Left alone, Helen felt suddenh
rather foolish, her tears ceased, her
hold relaxed, and Pussy Purr-Mew
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City prisoners were put to wojk
Thursday morning on Kast Rio Gran.'
street between edras ana Birch
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I WOMlBZf "WILL WORK FOR
Washington. D. C , Feb. 4. Word
wont out from woman suffrage na
tional headquarters here today to the
women voters of '10 western states
t concentrate their efforts on the
campaign for the passage of the fed
eral amendment to enfranchise women
It was the answer of the leaders to
the action of tho Democratio caucus
which last night refused to authorize
a standing committee on woman suf
frage in the house.
GKEAT NORTHERN PKESIDKNT --.
WIIX RESIGN. IS ASSERTM
St Paul Minn.. Feb 5 Carl R Gr
president of the Great Northern railway
will re3-irn shortly and probably wUl '
conrerted with the New York. New Hat-1
and Hartford road.
Mr Graj 19 said to be in need of rf
It is cliimed tha his work with the -r
Northern hes brokei his health From '
same source it was stated that Louis
Hil! v. ill be made resident of the ir.
Northern railwav Tt is possible that J' l
J Hill will again become chairman of tl
board of directors
PL V REORfi 1!Z VTION
OF ROCK ISLAND LIM'.-
New York Feb 4 Off'dal admis'l
that pLxns are under way for the r
ganization of the Chicago. Rock im '
& Pacific lines, was made todav In
statement issued bv the Rock IM
connan of New Jersey, one of t1
hVUT ttlA Mtntftm in nrPOAItllnm hia