(("•. ivii^lit by l!n>wa l:r.>!hrrs. New York.>
PRESIDENT TAFT AND THE COURTHOUSF AT EL PASO. THE TEXAS TOWN WHERE PRESIDENT DIAZ WILL CALL UPON
THE TAFT DIAZ MEETING.
Each President To Be Guest of
Other '.v ( 'on n try Satu rday.
V : !i< rirst time fn tt« history of the United
its President will next Saturday visit a
foreign country. President Taft aii'l Porfirio
%>m/.. President of Mexico, have amended an
Original i lan to shake hands across the border
by arranging to m« et first on the soil of one
c< untry ar;d tlnn upon that of the other. It
■\\ i i l ! c the first time also for a Mexican I'resi
leav< the confines of his country.
President Diaz will arrive in El Paso, Tex..
j-.s now planned, on October li. an hour before
v. i , t President Tafl at the same city.
i i ial trains of the Presidents will meet
I'nion station amid j^r»iit demonstrations.
A reception committee and body of United
Stat< - troops will escort President Taft anil
President Diaz to the Chamber of Commerce,
where upon a decorated platform, the |wo cx
c. utivea will address the crowd, each in his
own tongue Then, beneath a canopy decked
■ ■ emblems of the two countries, they
k. hands as an indication of friendship,
Vftei !• . ■ 'r i.ikin.L' and breakfast the guests
v.ili itoss tli. border by tram t>. Ciudad Juarez,
the Mexican city opposite El I'aso. Before the
fan:..;!.- church ot Guadalupe, erected in the ftf
'• entli ■•• nt r; they will in turn addrc
Tli. guests and their party, inilud
ayor Joseph I. Sweeny, of Xl Paso, and
:i Paeo citizens, will take luncheon in the
ustom House, upon which $.rro.inio. r ro.inio is
!■ i expended in decorations and improve
i- ■■■ ' 'i this occasion.
President Taft will return from Ciudad Juarez
■.'< ! : ti,'- international bridge, and on the Xl
Paso side the troops <>f Fort Bliss and various
civir societies. Including the Ohio Society of
Texas, will escort him through 131 Paso. There
lie will r. view the school children, and later the
entire iaiade from Cleveland Square.
In addition to the Ohio Society, with three
hundred members, r» presenting Mr. Taft's own
state, :■ delegation of Spanish -American socie
ties v. ill pay tribute to the President. A recep
tion to the members of the Ohio Society win
follow at the Chamber of Commerce, and. if
tin!-- yet remains. President Taft will plaj a
gam< Of golf at tile Country Club over one Of
the roughest courses in the world.
7///; si ini\i;[\i:
John V, Titcomb, i»f the United State* Bureau
f>; Fisheries, said recently of a. fishing «x. ,ir
"I once made ;i fishing excursion to a stream
that flowed behind a lunatic asylum. As I r
e».l Rmuked < »n the bank, watching my cork, I
noticed ;i strange object Boating down toward
ni» with th«- current. I saw that it was a man.
He had ail his clothes on, am! in- was swimming
in the strangest way. l verily believe every i>art
«if him «;'s submerged but one nostril.
" Hi" I shouted, 'what an- you doing there?"
"He lifted Ills head from beneath the surface,
an. I then, before drawing it under again, he
"•Sh-sh! Don't Interfere! I'm a B ub
mai Ine!' "
NATURE BTI DV.
Teacher Felicia, name some bird thai is ex
Felicia ( -iir canary— the cat got it last night
— Chic a^o News-
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. OCTOBER 10. 1009.
"PLAYING THE BEAR" IN CIUDAD JUAREZ.
The Mexican method of courting through iron window bars has not escaped characterization by
the slang experts of that country.
PRES , DENT „,. AND A CHORCH 1N CIUOAD JUARE , th^ m£mcan ciTy wher£ pRM(oEMT T^
HAUNTS OF WILD FOWL.
Where to Find Feathered Game and
Hozc to Bag Them.
The wild fowl hunting season In this state.
which opened on the ISth of September, ■■
continue during the remainder of the year In
this respect this commonwealth differs radically
from th* adjoining state of .NVw Jersey, where
the season opens on October 15 and closes on
March l.">, except that geese and brant may fk;
shot only frcm November Ito Mar' —" The
reasons ax obvious. New York, being further
north, is lik«-ly to have its waters frozen over a
month before those of New Jersey, wi h all of
its wild fowl gone by the time the sea? l opens*
in Southern New Jersey. Great South liv. the
most noted wild fowl haunt of New York, is an
"early freezer." while Barnegat Bay. the gr»at
duck mecca of New Jersey, hardly ever for?
New Jersey alone of the coast states still re
tains its spring wild fowl shooting season. Vari
ous efforts have been made to induce the I>»jri3
lature at Trenton to abolish spring shooting,
without result. The farmers are stolidly and
solidly opposed to the change, and their votes
decide almost everything in state matters arrf>;»s
the Hudson. Nor will the farmers allow the
state to impose a dollar license on them for
using a gun. All arpimpnts of sportsmen's as
sociations and the Ornithological Union have
thus far been futile. Every farmer has a gun
and a dog. ai;i!. barricaded with his ballot, stands
by his right to kill al! game except during the
breeding season. All other -:•.:-. however,
must i>ay $1 1" license fee to own and use a gun.
The New Yorker, therefore, has a long season
for wild fowl shooting, beginning on September
1»' in his own state ami ending on March \7> and
'27> across the border in New Jersey, a period
covering half of the y*-ar. It is true thxiZ to
hunt in NVw Jersey he must take out a license,
at a cost of ?lo5i», and also a license in New
York State, at a cost of $1 10, but these sums
are trivial to most sportsmen. The licenses in
Loth states are procurable from either city or
town clerk, and any attempt to kill game with
out them may result in heavy penalties.
Great South Bay. Lone Island, is the wild fowl
resort nearest to the city, but ducks will be
scarce until mid-October. Sni^e. plover and
other surf birds, however, are there now, and
the former have been there since August 1. The
distance to Bay Shore or Patchogue is only fifty
miles, and the round trip fare is P2 >». It is
customary there to charter a catboat and lie on
I such points as are available to the public. Bat
tery shooting is a thing of the past everywhere,
so the hunter must lie on a point and pull
around him such dead weeds as he can find as
near as possible to the decoys. Wild fowl can
not be shot from any boat propelled otherwise
• than by hand, nor from any bough house m Boat
j ing device, nor from any natural growth of
grass or (lags. The laws jtre so strict that it is
only a foolish duck that gets shot, anyway.
On Barnegat Bay the hunter has more leeway.
' He may anchor his boat one hundred feet out
; from the shore or ice, as against fifty feet in
New York State. There art also more islands
and many more points to shoot frost There are
also more resorts to stop at. with ample accom
modations of all kinds. Among these points
are Forked River, Waretown. Barnegat, Tucker
ton. Barnegat City Junction. Harvey Cedars,
Surf City, Bench Haven. Barnegat City, etc.. all
with hotels mil all the year.
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