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cL PASO HERALD EDITORIAL and MAGAZINE PAGE
Tuesday, April iyi&.
DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, WHAT
MATTER? DROP PARTISAN FIGHTS
IF ever there was aa inopportune tine for discussing par
tisanship in the United States, it is right bow. Ia the
crisis of the world's history, what does it matter whether
one is a Republican or a Democrat? This one big event
that is occurring in the triangle of St Quentis, Amiens and
Arras is an that counts.
The angry debates in the senate over partisan politics
are petty. Attempts to throw over them the disguise of
patriotism are vain. Sight now it doesn't matter one whit
whether a Republican or Democratic majority controls
congress; whether representative Learoet, Republican, or
Mr. Davies, Democrat, is elected senator from Wisconsin,
though their contest hat famished the basis for the fight
which has been raging these several days en the floor of
the senate. Both are loyal, high spirited Americans, eager
to be of service to their conn try and their state. Except
for some possible difference in ability, one man is as good
as the other.
Yet as an outgrowth of the senatorial contest. Demo
crats at Washington have been accusing Republicans of
bitter partisanship and the Republicans have been retort
ing in kind. Injecting partisanship has sot been the fault
oi members of congress alone. President Wilson is a Strang
partisan. Unfortunately ignoring the patriotism of mem
bers of opposing parties mailt it came time to vote en ad
ministration war measures, he has broaght upon himself
criticisms which it would have been well to avoid. Official
positions which have come into being as a result of the war
have been filled largely with Democrats. Though he
selected Mr. Soot, a prominent Republican to bead the mis
aion to Russia, he is said to have had very HtUe to do
with Mr. Boot either before he went to Russia or after he
returned. Secretary of war Baker repeatedly declined the
insistent offers of CoL Roosevelt to help in the war, and
one assumes that president Wilson had something to do
v-ith secretary Baker's refusal
The president has, even in these grave war times, not
so far forgotten politics bat that he maintains himself as
head of the party and, as head of the party, urges upon
congressmen, legislatures and constituencies those courses
of action which he favors. The fact that vice president
Marshall has gone to Wisconsin and campaigned for Mr.
Davies, urging SepabKcans to abandon their candidate and
vote for the Democratic candidate, comes to mind in this
connection. It hardly is likely that the vice president went
on this mission without the approval of president Wilton,
if indeed the president did sot send him.
These matters are mentioned not captiously in criticism
of any individual but merely to show that partisanship is
not confined to party or person but exists in bath great
parties and from high to low.
This is no time for it There will be elections and
Democrats will run against EepnbHcans for office. That
is the way we have of determining the will of the major
ity as between rival aspirants. But in the larger sense there
should be hot one party, a war party looking up' to the
president as the nation's guide and giving him every as
sistance in the successful prosecution of the war. And the
president should not recognise party divisions, but should
be advised and aided by the best men he can find from any
and all parties. For at there is a common fate in store,
whatever it is. We zhoald stick together and try to work
out our destiny to a happy end.
! When One On A Visit Is Known Only I
1 By His Initials Instead Of His Name f
IT WAS in a town.
'YHERK I'D been before
AD I had an idea
l:t EKVBOOT KXCT me
AND I'D been invited
BY A dob o mem
AXD A committee of three
u m m
ft AS AT the depot
M HEN THE train came In
AND I was welcomed
axd went to the betel
D IV VS welcomed again
AXD WK baa lunch
I WENT around towa
ITH OS of the men
AND KED Introduce me
AXD HE'D say:
THIS .IS K. C B.
AXD ALWAYS. j "WH SAY 'aye.- -
WHOEVER IT was AXD THERE was a dead alienee.
I WAS aWting AXD THBJT he said:
WOrLD0 tato a trance ""JOSE opposed
axd says -will say;
-I BBG 'your pardon. UVD THERE was a roar
'WHAT "did y'ou say the nam. wast Ten COV b."r
" " AND RIGHT after that
AXD THE man that was with me TWELVE LiTTLE girls
WOULD SAY it agate ali, DRESSED la white
AXD TO standing there CA-ME INTO the room
AXD TUB other follow WITH A ndlltes popples
ftocLD.SAY, "h' y" AXD GAVK them to me.
AXD TAKE HOLD of my hand AND EVERYBODY hollered
LKE IT WAS fiah AXD I taew tten
AXD IX half an hour ' r wxs as'frtends
I HAD been Introduced , DnWT care.
TO JUST nine person. and ITwns all boors
AXD ALWAYS WHBX I got upetatrs.
THE HAS who was with me Of the M.OM registered nerses In this
' , . eeaatty. aalr M.50 are enrolled ia the
WOCLD BKTHCSB abeat It Ked ClrZ '
Uncle Walt's Denatured Poem.
g- - - III t, ,
TH the spring the voter's fancy tarae to thoughts of garden sass, and he a sow
A ing Hnbbard saaashes when he isnt shaving grass. He is planting seed pota
toes with a fervor all his own, and he soaks the neighbors chickens with a dor
nick or a stone, crying loudly in his anguish, ia a grief of no avail, that the
dingdonged hens aad roasters should be pinched and put in jail. In the spring
the wife and mother says the house is a disgrace, and she thinks no human be
ing should be found in snch a place. It mast have a thorough cleaning," she
is handing ont the dope; and she boils a ton of water and she bays a ton of soap.
Then snch scrubbing and such washing and such polishing of chairs, white tired
lather eats his sapper half way down the cellar stairs; there are soap suds in
the parlor, there are soap suds in the hall, and the soapy water's splashing over
ceiling, floor and wall; mother's cleaning up the shanty, there is no admittance
now, and tired father and the children use the stable, with the cow. In the
spring the poet twitters of the robin and the wren, when he should extol the
merirx of the entpire building hen. In the spring the boys go fishing, to the
brooklet in the vale, and, retaining, bring a minnow, telhtag hew they hooked a
Copyright Br George Hattnew Adams. WALT MASON
is that first class
fensive. At that,
& B. ,
THE MAX I was meeting
WOULD ASK two or three times
FOR THIS nam.
AXD GO Into a stupor
.VXD WffD leave aim.
AXD THAT Bight
WHHX THBY had their banquet
THE TOASTMASTBR tot UP
"WB HA VIS with us tonight"
AND WHATEVER went with H-
AND AFTER that
IT WAS moved
THAT A vote of thanki
BE EXTENDED to rae
AND THE teaatmaster said:
ALL THOSE la favor
The Idlers Work
IF every town with a vagrancy ordinance would decide to
make all idlers work or go to jail, the question of the
supply of labor, especially unskilled labor, would be settled
very soon. Clarence Ousley, assistant secretary of agricul
ture not long ago suggested amensment of vagrancy laws
and ordinances so as to include all able bodied men who
do not work six days a -week. It is his idea of the way
to draft farm labor. The idea is good and in a number
of states steps have been taken in that direction, but nearly
all towns hare vasrancv ordinances of some kind and they
generally are snffieienfly definite or at least sufficiently ;
elastic to serve the purpose.
iae lead in uus nas oeen taxen oy uw soenii m uiijr
son county, Texas. Sherman has been placarded with warn
ings that every man must go to work. The sheriff has an
nounced that no man will be permitted to sit in idleness at
a time when farm labor is badly needed and he makes the
alternative of working or going to jail. He is compelling
idlers to become producers. They cannot warm a bench
while someone's crops fail for lack of cultivation.
Here in El Paso there might at times be more idle men
than jobs to be filled, either in town or out The thing to
do, then, would be to send the idlers on to another town,
Phoenix, for instance, waere, if the rule suggested above
were applied, the police or the sheriff would give them the
alternative of the jail or a job. If the same treatment were
applied on a nation wide scale, loafers would soon tire of
their experience and very gladly would embrace the oppor
tunity to get into the predating class.
One of the ways not to get the high Hat canal is to
wage a local fight about it
Gov. G. W. P. Hunt's proclamations are so very patriotic
that it's a wonder the L W. W. sticks with him.
The German mustard gas attack is doubtless hot staff
but it doesn't seem to cut much mustard with the Ameri
cans. This being the age of aeronaetks, it is interesting to
note a statement that the peotoffke baUding at Las Craces
is "going Bp rapidly.''
tl. .-i axAa nir-c tiaf icj Tiutv he with the Germans
weather has been famished for this of
he's proMMy giving taesa rope to aaag
With the advent of spriag, the United State depart
ment of agriculture sends out to the paper- "far immediate
use," some "anti-freeiing solutions for automobile radi
Pretty soon you are going to have the opportunity to
bey Liberty bonds of the third issue. Think of it this way:
A $100 bond will feed or clothe a soldier in France for eight
months or buy five rifles or 30 rifle grenades or 43 hand
TH' more daylight order only means
that mother 11 have t' crawl oat an
hoar earlier in tV mernin' an' father
H roB home an hour later in th' eve
run'. Some folks are called jakey when
tier merely respectable.
Oeprnckt National Newspaper Service.
Wednesday, April 3, 101S.
ACCORDING to astrology this is a
very fortunate day, for TJraaos.
Venus and Mercury are all la beaafic
'EepedaUy will romance floartah
under this sway and love affairs will
absorb persons who have public af
fairs at stake.
SaaceptlbUity to vibrations that
affect the emotions will be conuaoa
amoag; leaders of thoasht aad lead
ers of moa, the seers declare.
While statesmen aad diplomats, as
wen as army and naval officers, are
affected by the rale of Venus aad
Uraaas. writers win express the oen
ttaseataHty of the war period, astrolo
This Is interpreted to mean that
neeta aad novelist of high Ideals
wffl develop. There is a sign today
that warns of treachery on the part
of sense power that is associated with
the allies. This sign appears to In
dicate trouble in the orient
This should be a fortunate govern
ment under which to sign agree
ments aad contracts.
Theaters should profit through this
sosttlag of the stars, but they will
undergo a decided change la methods
of management and in Ideals after the
war. It Is prophesied.
In the passing of power to the
young la the beginning of the new
era. theatrical managers will be su
perseded, for there will be civic or
government ownership in places of
amusement as well as In other lines
or pnblte enterprise.
One of the results of the war will
be such a change in domestic condi
tions that new customs and new
methods of living will be Introduced.
This change will affect even the
architecture, the seers declare.
This sway is held to be an auspi
cious one for meeting new acquaint
ances, especially if they be of oppo
Persons whose birthdate it is have
the forecast of a successful year.
Travel is forecast. The young will
court and marry.
Children bora on this day will be
clever, industrious aad original in
thought If a girl, she has the
augnry of happy marriage. Copy
right. 19H. by the McCIure Newspa
Joshua Lorr-rHe g'ink.
who ajeUR 6ers serious
The Days of Real Sport
a r- - A.-t-T C - V f Mi" I I vvrav I . m f , 1 1 l rVi Tru -a A I I r aaaw - I i
Carlock Says Reorganize The Adclub Along The Right Lines
Knickerbocker Thinks That Tabernacle Needs Advertising
r"L PASO seeds, and should have,;
Hi an advertising clinic, a place
where advertising men may meet
aad discuss the business of adver
tising", examine it and dissect It" said
1C P. Carlock. "Unlees the present
Adclub is reorganised, unless some
thing new Is adopted by the club, the
business men of this city are not go
ing to support it or the luncheons
that are being given for purely social
reasons. The adclub should be re
organized and made educational. It
should be- a club of earnest adver
tisers and business men who will
lunch together once a week tJ stud
the problems of the adman, and this
kind of a club should not have over
20 men who would gather and study
something of vital importance. The
club has to be a protective organiza
tion. It should be a dab that will
protect Its members and the baslaess
men of this city against all adver
tising schemes that spring ap and
fly away by night, and It should go
into every proposed kind of adver
tising and see If It Is 100 percent
"advertising. The club should be co
operative. A good adclub has to be
an organisation that stands ready to
cooperate with the chamber of com
merce, the city, the state and the
federal government in any worthy
proposition in which the adclub can
be of service. It should be a clnb
that would devise wars and means
for boosting. Liberty loans, sale of
war saving stamps, givinjr pvouciur
to the thlnss that benefit the city
and state and should do everything
taat win maao a Detter ana cleaner
city and state government"
Strt Imnrnvementa eontemDlated
in thA Alta Vista section, usually
affected after the fall flood rains.
will do away witn tne menace tnis
year." said superintendent of public
works X. J. Stlmson. "Included In
these measures Is the paving- of
Cobada streets, to carry away flood
waters without tearing away streets."
"Preventive measures taken
promptly averted a diphtheria epi
demic In the Lincoln Park section."
said county health inspector Will
Hoard. "The fumigation of the school
and its being dosed for a week are
responsible for the tact that the mal
ady did not spread. There were in
all only four cases, with one death.
"This union tabernacle Is the best
thing of its kind I ever saw," said
Rev. P. R. Knickerbocker. "Billy
Sunday's can't touch It. There's only
one thine: en which -a a have fallen
dowa In the least, and that Is ad
"At trie Billy Sunday meetings they
have the reporters' desks down in
front of the platform, just aa they
have here." said Rev. C L. Over
etreet to one of the reporters. "Very
often Billy wBl lean down over the
newspaper men and deliver himself
riant to them in that vimful war of
The shooting Saturday night was
booze, simply boose." said O. C
Coles. The sooner the ISth of this
month comes and the saloons of this
dty are closed, the sooner El Paso
will be able to complete the cleanup
campaign. Such affairs as the one
April Fool -
VAOOeVHlAlM AAJO UAOOCUU.lAnCI
CCEMC - AMI MAUDEUtlS MOmC o4
AWI "WMOAV Moama,
WHERE S THff
Saturday night gives thds city a bad
name, a name that It takes a long
time to live down. I was amused the
other day while taking to a French
officer, who is here in .the Interest of
the war, when he told me that before
coming here, back In New York, he
had tojd one of his friends that he
was coming to EI Paso, and the
friend said, "Why yon shouldn't go
to that place: El Paso is an awful
city: they shoot people on the streets
Now this tsory was given a certain
amount of Impetus Saturday night
Let's close the saloons all over the
"At the beginning or this war a
great deal was said about the differ
ent kind of soldiers that were fight
ing in the English army." said Lieut.
Emmett Wtlkerson. "But speaking
of cosmopolitan troops, England la a
slow second to the American army.
In the regular TJ. S. army. I feel safe
in saying that practically every na
tion in the world is represented. All
f them are Americans, of coarse, but
there are many different nationalities.
For instance, thrre are Creeks, Ar
menians, Russians. Croatian a, Jap
anese. Chinese. Irish. Bulgarians,
FUlpplnos. Indiana, Jews, Mexicans,
Turks and Yankees. Truly the United
States army is the real army of de
"Easter business was surprisingly
good this year, regardless of war con
ditions." said H. L. Potter. "We sold
as many orders of flowers as In years
past. Some may not have been as
hl-h priced orders, but people did not
forego the custom of buying flowers
for their home and for sending to
frlent? as ater greetings."
- By mi coffman
Mht 1)13. International Newsservice
HOU CAN 'iflu We
CROSSIMO THE OCCAM
SOON AS "TOO
LOOK INTb A MIRROR
tWErJ mv PA AM -t
Years Ago Today
From The Herald at
This Date. 1B.
A THIBETAN general, his entire
personal escort, five Llamas, aad
100 tribesmen were killed by British
in a brush at Guru. Thibet two days
ago. The British losses were smalt
A. G. Foster, of El Paso, was recom
mended for temporary chairman of
the Republican party convention of
the Isth district, which convened at
Abilene this morning. J. G. Lowdon.
of Abilene, and J. A. Smith, of El
Paso, will be elected edelgates to the
national convention at St Louis.
The ditching of a heavy freight
train on the Mexican Central line near
Jimulco. CMh.. was resoonsible for
the delay In the schedule of the pas
senger due here last night which ar
rived at 8 this morning. It Is re
ported that a number of persons were
killed in the wreck.
The dipping vat for the eradication
The Case For Tiie Defence -:-
By JAMBS J. MONTAGUS
By JAMBS J. MONTAGUE.
CITHS people want boose," extUiraed seaator Sosi,
-I- "I ant guided in taking my stand
0b the eaestieB sf drink, aot by what I any think,
Bat because of a paMk deaand.
I find that the people who want the state dry
Are fast growing fewer and fewer;
I'm peraritted te qaote many people sf note.
Sack as Baraey X. Barky, the brewer.'
i(UI mast have saloons," cried seal tor Sake,
TV There's aotfciag that a harsfai abeat 'ee.
Ia fact, I assy state taat it's ease to ate straight
That the people cannot do witaeet 'est
To wrench the mixed ale from the drifikiag man's hand
Is going a whole lot too far.
I can prove this is trae by J. Tipaliag JdcGrtw,
Who is tending Mike Caseidy's bar."'
nE thrive on strong drink," said kgsUtor TfTik,
W "Red Maaor's a Messiaz to ssaal
The people weald die if yoa cat off their rye,
Or stopped them front Tasking the can.
We'd soon be a nation of weaklings aad simps
Ualess we were sometimes half-she.
These fact mast be right, far I gat them last aught
From the learaed protester McSott"
CFT'HBRE'S BOthinz like whisky," said lobbyist Sease,
i "To key people up to the game.
We shall fall below par if we banish the bar.
The scheme is a sic aad a shame.
The old Ship of State is jast boaad ts go right
When good captain Rum's at the tiller.
Every word that I say I can prove aay day
By major O'Lush, the distiller."
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Mr DirjiK BOTTS.
THE tin yetauer wants to buy a c:c
gentle secondhand horse.
Notwithstanding it slothful apta
aace and evident lack sf ambition an -sbUmUsse,
the tank is rapidly push
iag its way to the treat
Ia talking over pioneer times, th '
nMraisg, Atlas Peck recalled with fonc
tecallectiM the days when this -as s
free ceuatry; thee a penes eecld z'
iate his favorite drug, store, ease bac .
into the rear loem, get what he wen:
after, take a lesnoa soda as a chaser,
straighten, ap his face, aad then go o r
front aad take a seat ia the shade aad
watch the world whizz by.
of ticks and lice win be completed -the
Fort Worth stockyards by
Dr. Klein will have charge of t.i
work. Another vat :a being bu.'.t -
D. D. Mitchell was shot do i
Hotel Ryan last ntght by Arti-jr -A
Eddy. It is said that the cause of
tragpsdy was the love both bore for '
George M. -Slaughter dipped 5
head of cattle at his ranch one n'
east of here last week. This mak- i ..
total of ZTO head dipped by
Slaughter ranches in four months.
Oil Is said to have been struck b.
the Jaffa-Praeger drilling con-er-whieh
is operating east of the Pec- -
Secretary George B. Cortelyou h.. -sent
a corps of agents to St. Lou's t
! investigate the beef trust and the a
leged low price or oeei ea-.ue. a
large margin between prices of b - -cattle
and tbe finished product.
A campaign has been organized t
secure over JIO.OOO for a Y. at C. A
building. After a few weeks of TJ -work,
a three-day drive w!l!
staged as the final event.
It is reported that railroad co
missioner Oscar Colquitt Is to rr.ik
the race for governor against presT..
LAJfDOX'S FAMILY KILLED.
New York, April X. Edward :
Landon. whose wife aad two di -ters.
it is now known, were k.::ed
Paris when a shell from a long rar.
German gun struck a eaareh there o
Good Friday, was a retired New Tor
attorney who has bees In Paris mos
of the time since the war started.
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WHAT IS THff CrFFEFtGNCE 8?kUEEAl
ONG tOHO kWUKS A NO ONE fcDHO tOOK
OP STAIRS f
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