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6 HL PASO Established April, 1881. The El Paso Herald Includes also, by absorption and succession, The Dally News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Tribune, Tne Graphic, The Sun, The Advertiser, The Independent, The Journal, The Republican. The Bulletin. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS AND AMER. NEWS P. PUBLISHERS' ASSOC. Entered at the El Paso Postoffice for Transmission at Second Class Rates. Dedicated to the service of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham pion, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed. Bell. Auto. f Business Office 115 111b HERALD J Editorial Rooms 2020 2020 TELEPHONES. Society Reporter 1019 L Advertising department 116 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION". Dally Herald, per month, 60c; per year, $7. "Weekly Herald, per year, $2. The Dally Herald is delivered by carriers In El Paso, East El Paso, Fort Bliss and Towne. Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at 60 cents a month. 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L.97 r Si 1 I iiifciitnrfV - ' New West Texas Railroad IT IB a splendid piece "of news that comes with the beginning of the new year that a railroad, is to he built from Pecos, through the Toyah valley and Davis irountains to Fort Davis. The road will traverse a section of country, the richness of. which is already proved, and will give market connection to thousands of acres of as rich land as the state of Texas or any other can boast. The only reason that the Toyah valley has not progressed faster than it has is that it has been somewhat remote from transportation. "With the building of the railroad, this region will be opened up to the market and it will become another of the garden spots of west Texas. The road will also place the noted summer resort t and historical point, Fort Davis, in direct rail connection with the outside world and, while it is not the present intention of the promoters to build the road to Marfa, that is what will eventually happen, which will give the Toyah valley access to the open market in either direction. EI Paso commends the people of Pecos and the Toyah valley for the splendid manner in which they have come forward with the guarantee for this new railroad, end it congratulates the people of the Toyah valley on the great future they have in store for them. 0 Nicaragua, IT S. A? . o However, most people' get Pinchoted when they get too big for their jobs, o Mars Taft may not be wielding the "big stick," but his walking cane appears to be on the job, all right, judging from the nltimatum to the insurgents. c But Zentuckians don't care a copper what Mr- Taft calls red liquor as long as they get plenty of it. o A burglar who broke into an El Paso residence one night last week was not satisfied with taking a pocketbook and its contents, but he left the window open End the house plants all froze. Burglars areheartless. c- The racetrack promoters and supporters are resorting to falsehood in stating their side of the case. They are making it appear where possible that El Paso is fighting the races. El Paso is not fighting the races; merely the racetrack gambling. Nobody has ever made a protest against the races. o The racetrack promoters are very candid in their statements that they are teaching the El Paso people to bet on the horses. James Butler, a heavy stockholder in the Juarez track, who has just returned to New York from El Paso, is quoted in the New York Sun as follows: "The Juarez track management in order to educate people up to the intricacies of racing and betting (note this) at first gave out hun dreds of complimentary badges which have not been called in." o Try Growing jROOKCORN might he tried with profit "by farmers around El Paso. Up in the panhandle country it has been selling this year at from $200 to $300 a ton and the acreage is being doubled for next year. Buyers state that it is almost impossible to get enough, of the product to supply the demand of the fac tories and that the output over the country will have to be more than doubled before there is any material reduction in price. Broomcorn is said to thrive in the west. There is no reason why it should not be given a trial around El Paso. om. i it itie xiicic , xiu icvm cu iiiuw Uj, cma alfalfa as also stronger than the supply, but there is much land that is not planted in alfalfa hereabouts where broomcorn might be given a trial. It might be well for the dry fanners of west Texas, "New Mexico and Arizona to give broomcorn a triaL It has grown in the Texas panhandle and the soil and cli mate here are just as good if not better. A product that will bring from $200 to $300 an acre is worth trying, at least. Irish confetti: Brickbats. A square deal: Something you read about o Anxious Inquirer: No, they do not raise turnips in Madison Square Garden. It is unlucky for the young man whose best girl's birthstone. is the diamond. . o- An exchange remarks that Dr. Cook has been so still of late that you can hear is gumdrop. o-- As proof that women are gentler than men, the Kansas City Star says that a woman when excited or aggravated always says, "Oh, heaven." A man doesn't. . o A subscriber to an Indiana paper asks the editor why a thermometer doesn't get as cold as a man's nose, and the editor hasn't yet answered. 0 Household hint: "Cream puffs should be served as any other pastry. They take the place of pie." It is best to serve them to a guest in a bath tub, might have been added. Answer in query column: "A bride stands on the left of the groom for the wedding." And she stands on him and walks all over him after the wedding, it might be added- o -- An easterner wbo has never been west insinuates that the sun sets when it gets out here because it gets tired. . On the contrary, it has to get a rest before it goes back east again; the effrontery of the east would make anything tired. ? San Antonio found that in many moving picture theaters, places denoted as exits by red lights were in reality merely fake doors, not cut through the brick walls. No penalty1 is too severe for a manager guilty of such a crime. A New York banker died and Wall street went right along about its business. It is getting so these days that most any of us can die and the country just moves right along in the same old way. But when Roosevelt goes a hunting it is different The breakfast foods have done some good anyhow. It is now declared that they are responsible for the increase in the price of wheat and that the increased price of this grain has resulted in a big "back to the farm" movement from the cities- "I don't think there is nothing nicer than to be woken up at night by vocal singing," a Kansas girl is quoted as saying in telling about a serenade in her honor. Evidently they need some EI Paso teachers up in Kansas. HERALD ' ' ' '' ' ' Vi HERALD TRAV ELING AGENTS. Persons solicited to subscribe for The Herald should beware of impos ters and should not pay money to anyone "unless he can show that he Is leg-ally author ized to receive It. Broomcorn ; i4- v,, fn , ;?a.,;j I n xcu u.uxu, VJ. c cu. ,! 'NCLE WALT'S THINGS never seem to ccme my way, and so I'm sick and sorry. I asked a friend of mine, today, to sing me, "Annie Laurie" ; for I was tired and sick at heart, and feeling lorn and looney, and so he pried his face apart, and sang me "Annie Rooney." 'Twas always thus since childhood's hour, I always miss connections; for me the cream is always sour, and mouldy the confections; when I would gaily guy my frau, her temper has a cross edge; the butter never knew a' cow, there's whiskers on the sausage. HARD Last night I couldn't sleep a wink, for thoughts of ghost aaid LUCK fcogey; I said, "I'll rise and get a drink, and smoke a cabbage stogie." I tramped across the silent shack to find the meas ley dipper, and stepped upon a carpet tack I wore no shoe or slipper; and bhenil fell o'er seven chairs, and nearly spoiled my smeller, and thund ered down a fKght of stairs, and landed in the cellar. The neighbors heard tne frightful noise, and came cavorting over, a hundred idiots and boys, including Old Dog Rover. "Well, are your hurt?" the sillies cried; it made my anger smoulder; "I die too slowly," I replied, "please hit me with a boulder." Oapyright, 1909, by George Matthews HE Tired Man 3 of t "Professor Lowell says that the Mar tians have been digging canals and now he can count GOO of them," said Friend "Wife. "I wonder why they are making: the dirt fly so hard?" "Must be having- elections oftener than here." said the Tired BuMness Man. "Otherwise I can't see any rea son why Mars should be so full of canal water. One thing I am certain about, aaid that is that this proves the inhabitants don't fly or they would not be building right of ways for canal boats. "I wonder if they have to go through the same program with their canals that we went through to get one canal going at Panama. Think of the hun dreds of revolutions that the big- coun try of Mars must hare had to finance to start friendly little one horse re publics which don't care what happens as long- as it suits their big- friend, the canal digger. Think of the procession of retiring- engineers who have come marching- back from these 600 canals to take lucrative jobs in traction and financial circles up there! And think of GOO libel suits started against the newspapers of Mars as a result of mak ing the dirt fly. "Imagine a conutry with 600 canals. Why, they muse have a ditch back of J everybody's yard, and I should think that papa and mamma Martian would be in a cold perspiration constantly for I iear tne nuie .Marxians woum iaii into the drink. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that many of the people lived in canal boats there, giving- the planet a large floating; population. "I think Mars must be made of green cheese, or some other soft substance, j else now could tney build this many trenches when 3-ou consider the amount of bother that goes on here when we try to rip out a few settlings from the earth and make a canal? Think of the Martian senate being- deadlocked over a route for years; then the ap pointment of an optimist of good imag ination to guess from time to time how much more these 600 canals will have to cot than what they thought it would cost the last time they figured it up. T PINCHOT Sketch of the Millionaire Government Official Whom Taft Dismissed Gifford Pinchot, forester, was born at . Slmsbury, Conn., August 11, 1865, son of James and Mary E. (Eno) Pinchot, and grandsou of Constantine Cyril Desire Pinchot, a native of Breteuil, France, who, for his political faith, came to America In 1815, settling at Milford, Pa., where he became a merchant with large western interests. Gifford Pinchot at tended Phillips Exeter academy, and graduated at Yale university In 1SS9. His love of the woods was a passion from childhood, and while he found time to can tain the colleire football team, and carried off several of the most coveted 01 tne college prizes, ne also won ior j himself the reputation of being "mad on trees Deciding to take up forestry, In Oc tober, 18S9, he went to England to con sult with the men best able to direct his uu'- -f 'uh ui " uuaeivc- tjQ an(J after havIng. spent some time in examining the forestry exhibit at tlie Paris exposition, he entered the Ecole Naloinale forestiere, at Nancy. Early in 1890 he began field work in the French Alps and the Vosges, and after further study In Switzerland, Germany and Austria, returned to America. In 1S91 he traveled in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, and aided in the pre liminary examination of George Van- derbilt's forest at Biltmore, N. C, where, in January, 1S92, he began the first systematic forest work done In the United States. In December, 1891, he opened an of- fice in New York city, as consulting forester, and was engaged for the next i three years in miscellaneous work in various sections of the country. He was a member of the commission ap pointed by the National Academy of Sciences In 1596, at the request of the secretary of the interior, to Investigate and report upon the inauguration of a j rational forest policy for the lands of the, United States, and thus helped to lay the foundation of the nation's pres ent forest policy, which he was shortly to become the chief agent in develop ing. As a result of the commission's re port, 11 new western forest reserves were' created, with a total area of over (From The Herald of this date, 2?96) Years Ago CHURCH RUPTURE THREATENED OVER CARDS AND DANCING H Charles B. Eddy arrived in El Paso this morning, accompanied by chief en gineer Lowrie and H. Y. Work, of the White Oaks road. Mr. Eddy stated that Lowrie would start out in three or four days to make a survey of the proposed right of way of the new road. There is a fight on in the Baptist church as to the propriety of card play ing and dancing, and a rupture is threatened. It is stated that the post at Fort Bliss will be occupied by cavalry in' the future, and the ISth Infantry will be ordered to some other point. Peter Maher and family did not ar rive this morning, as they were delayed by a wreck In Arkansas. Jake Marshal, who is to fight George Dixon, is ex pected to arrive with the party. It is reported that two white men held up a Chinaman last night in the , rear of the transfer company's stables. nature U5axk?ft Aflann. Business By Walter A. Sinclair. Tells Friend Wife About the Canals Mars. "MARTIAN CANAL. ENGINEER RE- SIGNING." "Then there are the legislative jun kets down to the canal zone 600, count 'em. 600! Why. that would keep the senators and reoresentatives of Mars traveling: all the time. And think of summoning- an indicted editor to any one of those 600 jurisdictions occupied by canals, Think of debating for cen turies at the American rate over whether they will make those 600 lock canals or sea levels. "Think of the little republics which are trembling for fear of being an nexed as soon as the canals are com pleted or sooner. Think of the chances every boy in Mars has to rise from tow path boy to wielder of .the Big Stick. And, worst of all, think of the profanity manufactured if these 600 are built on the present style of Panama ditch." "Profanity?" queried Friend Wife. "Yes, think of 600 canals f ull of dams," said the Tired Business Man. Copyright, 1909, by the New York Evening Telegram (New York Herald company). All rights reserved. -- . . . The Man Without a Job 21,000,000 acres, and legislation was en acted by congress in 1S97, defining the purposes for which forest reserves should, be created, and providing for j their administration by the department I of the interior. The commission also j recommended the putting into forest reserves all lands more valuable for the production of timber than for agri culture, and a policy providing for the Immediate use of the forests by the pub lic, as well as their production for the benefit of the future. On July 1, 1S98, Mr. Pinchot was an nointed ehtef nf h !,-;i .. in the United States department of ari- 1 culture, and here confronted him the dual task of bringing ithe public to a icttiiiaiion 01 tne economic importance of forest preservation, and gathering the technical knowledge and staff neces sary to put forestry Into actual prac tice in the United States. There were then less! than 10 professional forest ers in the country and no science or lit erature of American forestrv was in existence, while little practical work in this direction had as yet been attempted by the division. The broadening. activity of the latter led to its reorganization as the "bureau of forestry," July 1, 1901. On Feb. 1. 1905, the administration of the forest reserves was transferred by act of con gress from the department of the in terior to the department of agricul ture. The development of all their re sources now began In earnest, and the bureau became tne "forest service." Un der Mr. PInchot's guidance the pollcv originally recommended hv th orif- iw ol iy -Rras practically carried to conclusion, and to make clear the pur pose of securing- their fullest use the forest reserves were now designated as national forests." The growth of the service is Illustrated by the increase of Its exnendittirpc; fm-m e zon -ioou to $3,894,370 in 1909; while' its receipts, Ul nere were none in the first named year, grew to $1,765,000 In 1909. These are derived largely from the sale of mature timber, and the charges for private commercial uses of the land, such as grazing. Mr Pinchot is worth several millions or dollars In his own right. He is un married. t' 1 1 lO day The Cruces football team declined to come here to play, but now want the El j-.ibc bo's to go up there. Thev will not do so. John R. Tyra received his commis sloJ,1, a.f a Policeman this morning. Ed. Mundy arrived this morning with a carload of horses from Nevada. He will take them into Mexico. " H. S. Beattle is shipping his house hold goods to Mexico City today, ana "5Vli,1 .shortly go there to make his home. The bacteriological apparatus, recent ly crdered for the health department, has arrived and was instaled this morn ing. John Kohlor ncr found guilty of vio lating .the lottery laws when arraigned in the county court yesterday, and his attorney Is today arguing for a new trial. Metal market Silver, 06 3-4c: lead, ?3; copper, 9c; Mexican pesos, 54c. rn-;i '-JwgiS5ww.Kigai3jgga Guatemala, Leader Of the Republics. Frederic' J. Haskin STUDY OF ENGLISH IS COMPULSORY V Turbulent Central America. HETHER it be in the impor tance of its business affairs, in the position of Influence it holds among the group of little republics, or in the advanced policies of its government, Guatemala takes first rank amgng the five nations of Central America. In no other way is the progressive ness of the Guatemalans shown so well as by the fact that the study of Eng lish has been made compulsory In the public schools. ven the primary pu pils are compeled to study It. In Is suing the order the president said that there are too many opportunities open to the master of English to permit the Guatemalan youth to grow up without a speaking knowledge of it. AVant Railroad to States. Another Illustration of the enterprise of the Guatemalans is their determina tion to have rail connection with the United States. They are arranging to have their narrow gage roads widen ed, and all links filled in to give them direct connection with the National lines of Mexico, and through them with New Orleans, Chicago, Washington and New York. It is expected that the concessions already granted will result in the early completion of this work. It then will be possible for the traveler to take a Pullman in New York or San Francisco and go to the very heart of Central America without change of cars. Population of Two Million. Guatemala Is the most populous of the five republics, having a popula tion of nearly 2,000,000 souls. Salva dor is the only other state with 1,000. 000 people. Guatemala has the densest population, with the exception of Sal vador, and is the only one of the re publics with an export trade amounting to more than ?10.000.000 a year. Cof fee Is Its principal article of export, although tropical fruits, precious and dye woods and minerals add much to the total of the things it has to sell. Three Race Classes. There are three principal classes of people in Guatemala the whites, who are mainly Spaniards and Americans; the Indians, who have maintained their racial integrity through four centuries of white domination; and the Ladinos, who are a kind of racial jumble, with the blood of three of the five great races of mankind In their veins. The whites are exclusive, and are unpopular with the Ladinos, who are In turn hated by the indians. The whites are cultured, but fond of ease and luxury. The Ladinos work, but the Indians shirk as long as necessity will permit. The latter refuse to be civil ized, and their main way of making" money Is by competing with the little Guatemalan donkeys as freight car riers. Indians for Carriers. Bands of indians come into the cities bearing all sorts of burdens on their backs or heads. They have a queer custom of trotting like horses for long distances, keeping regular step as they do. One may be carrying a cupboard, another a sofa, another a bureau. An other a barrel, and another a lot of chickens. ' Sometimes an Indian, his mule and his wife travel together, each well laden. The woman may have a load on her head and a baby on her hip. Most of the men have a mecapal and net, the mecapal being a band around the forehead, to which the net is at tached a sort of carryall for small packages. The indian bends over as he walks, and the load in the net rests on his back. The mecapal is a fit companion to the yoke which Is at tached to the horns of an ox instead of to the neck. Many business men prefer the indian freight carriers to mules and oxen. Live In Primitive AVny. Nearly twothirds of the entire popu lation of Guatemala are indians. and most of them live in the same primitive way that their ancestors did before the arrival of Columbus. They knew noth ing about intoxicants in those davs, however, so that their chief dissipa tion has come with white civilization. They are now hard drinkers At an indian funeral one mav sp tho "mourners" carrying jugs of liquor, and the debauch, begun shortly after the death of the occupant of the coffin, reaches a grand climax shortly after the irfterment. Great Productivity. The productivity of the soil of Gua- lvukuu. !.- .nmost oeyond belief. When tne traveler to Central America is told that fence posts grow In the ground ne is apt to be skentloni - -ri, Vl 1 fdtc VlO,rt V .f !1. i. . . - "uu nutii , .-. 0.v w.tc nc aces it witn nis own eyes. The posts begin to sprout and finally take root and flourish as trees. A 3000 acre plantation in Guatemala produces each year 1,200.000 pounds of coffee, 30,000 pounds of sugar, 300,000 LETTERS !: HERALD WHAT IS HIS COMPLAINT? Editor El Paso Herald: I would like to know why it is that the government allows its employes to disturb peaceable citizens. I snould think it was high time for them to take measure.? to stop their soldiers from annoying people. For years I have been bothered pretty near to death by negroes, and some high officials, who were white men stationed at Fort Bliss, and I just cannot stand it any longer! I wish to make this statement in one of our daily papers, so that the proper authorities may see it, and I would like them to give their attention to the mat ter as soon as possible. Yours respect fully, Vincent Del Bueno 411 South Stanton Street. The writer fails to state how he has been bothered by these men. Tbere have been no negro soldiers at Fort Bliss for several years. AS TO HASKIX'S LETTERS. El Paso, Texas, Jan. S, 1910. Editor El Paso Herald: I have followed Frederick J. Has kin's articles with Interest all along; but he has a tendency to put on "ap pearances," it seems. They read with a tone of detailed accuracy that inspires confidence; but my confidence has been shaken by several little errors that have appeared from time to time. I have passed them over as petty errora of more or less careless statement on his part or mistakes of the printer; but they are growing suspiciously numer ous. Yesterday's article speaks of the KIcaraguans as Leing a "counterpart of Hannibal selling public places in Rome while yet without its walls." Possibly nannibal did this; but the story of this real estate deal at Rome is the other way round. Hannibal bottles of cane rum and 22,000 gallons of milk. The regular iorce on this plantation varies from 900 to 1300 hands. Coffee Is the principal crop of the country and amounts to about 75,000,000 pounds annually. The government is trying to encour age the growing of hennequen. a va riety of sisal hpmp, and is offering a bounty on all that is exported. At the same time all machinery for the grow ing of hennequen and the manufacture of Its fiber is allowed to enter the country free of duty. The growers are also given military exemption in pro portion to the number of acres of thl3 crop they cultivate. There are nearly 350 medicinal plants which grow In Guatemala, besides 140 inds of com mercially valuable wood. Altogether It has 400 species of trees. Settled In 152. Guatemala was settled in 1522, and since that time there have been some 50 Important volcanic eruptions within its boundaries. Fully half of these were eruptions by Fuego, one of the most remarkable volcanoes on the globe. It is noted for the regularity of its minor eruptions and for its rum blings. Some 300 important earth quakes have also occurred In Guate mala during the same period. In the centuries before the Spaniards came to Central America, the Indians sought to appease the wrath of the volcanoes by throwing maidens into the fiery craters. After the Spaniards came the priests blessed the volcanoes, and received them into the church. But even Santa Maria, for centuries regard- That ra ncoH Vi tn ffo rf m yw Trrr souls. Yellow fever epidemics have seldom affected Guatemala, and deaths from other tropical diseases are more Infre quent than would be supposed. The greater part of the country has con siderable elevation, and it is said that an ascent of one mile is equivalent, in climatic change, to traveling northward 1000 miles from the equator. Hence it is that one may find on the high pla teaus some of the most pleasant re gions in the world.- Railroads Improved. The railroads of Guatemala have been greatly improved in recent years. For merly, when it became necessary to supply the engine with water the crew and passengers had to form a bucket brigade from an adjacent stream to the tender. Many of the railroad men are from the states. They are well paid. j but there are so many drinking places and other attractions that they have little of their wages at the end of the month. One of them told a traveler not long ago that he had been trying for three years to save enough money to pay Ills transportation back to the states, but that he was still broke. Next day he was seen at the bull fight tossing dollar bills to the small boys. Dollar Worth Eight Cents. The Guatemalan dollar Is worth only about S cents. In other words, a $0 gold piece in American money is 'worth upwards of S60 in Guatemalan money. The "cambia de moneda," or money ex change, occurs almost as frequently as the "cantina," or drinking saloon, and" even the bootblacks keep as close watch on the fluctuations of the money mar kets as Wall street brokers wnen things are doing on the street. The president of Guatemala was aslc ed by an American why gold and silver were- discontinued as money, and he replied that it was on account of the poor classes, to whom 560 looked larger, even if It were Guatemalan pa per, than ?5 in American gold. Ever?- Day a Hojiday. No other country Is more famous for its holidays. It has been jocularly stated that each year the people there have 365 holidays, exclusive of Sundays. One of the most beautiful of Guate malan holidays Is the fiesta of Minerva, when the children of the republic cele brate in honor of the public school sys tem. Near the temple of Minerva, where these celebrations occur, is a re lief map of the republic, done in brick and cement. It is of SO square meters, and is a graphic study of the geography of Guatemala. That Guatemala is progressive is shown by the fact that it has estab lished a Pasteur institute, and that vac. clnation has been made compulsory by the national congress. One begins to realize that this little countrv has a history when it is recounted that Its first capital had 100,000 inhabitants when Boston was but a village and -n-- -.-i- ui -?.. a-c iuiri iiLiic iuuie LllilH a JLUJICII trading post. In the ISth centurv its capital was the third city on the west ern hemisphere, only the City of Mexico and Lima. Peru, outranking It. Tomorrow: VI. Debt Ridden Hon duras. had swept all Italy and beleaguered the city of Rome itself. The Romans, to show their courage, held a public autcion and sold at fancy prices town lots on which Hannibal was camped. Day before yesterday he spoke ot the destruction of the "Invincible Ar mada" being at Trafalgar by the Eng lish, and thus breaking Spain's sea nrT'ftP Ttio KoHlft r-f rrifolr.o inc. fought near Gibraltar in 1S05 between the English and the French. The In- vinciDie Armada was defeated In the English .channel in 1588. The destruc tion of the Armada destroyed Spain's supremacy of the seas, thus giving Eng land right of way In colonizing Amer ica. In 1S05, at the time of Trafalgar, Spain was a mere weakling In the hands of Napoleon, and had 13 ships in the battle aidlner the French fleet of some 20 ships. , Spain had nothing I as a world power to lose in 1S05; (but in 15SS she was mistress of the Seas and the richest nation of Europe. The significance of Trafalgar lies elsewhere thar implied by Mr. Haskin; the In vincible Armada was destroyed else where and 217 years before. J. W. Curd. lower to lose in 1S05; (but MAGOFFIN AVENUE PAVING. El Paso. Texas. Jan. 5. Editor El Paso Herald: As a property owner and taxpayer of El Paso county I have endorsed all along the policy of good streets for the city and good roads for the county and am always ready to pay taxes for such improvements so long as they are built for the public, and not for the purpose of boosting the interest of private in dividuals or corporations that have property for sale. In writing this communication I have in mind the extension of Magoffin ave. nue to Intersect the county road or Alameda avenue, the paving of which by the county, I dare say, would never have been asked for were it not for the almost exclusive purpose of selling lots In Cotton addition at a price two or three times greater than they could be sold for if the street was not paved. Magoffin avenue Is a residence street and It is safe to believe it will always remain so, while Alameda avenue and Texas street have been and are today recognized by the public as the county road, and no one will deny but that they lead right Into the heart of the city, and it is safe to say that 25 wacrons and bugsrles- will travel this J way while one goes the Cotton addition way. I have no charge to make against the county commissioners, but I do say that I think they have made a mistake and I think it unfair to spend the peo ple's money on a hatched up scheme to sell real estate for the Cotton estate, or any other estate or individual. There is a broad highway leadings into the very heart of the city, the roadbed of which has already been well prepared and only needs the finishing to make it what it should be Alameda avenue and Texas street, the public highway leading from the city to the valley. Seven thousand five hundred dollars spent here would receive the approval of every citizen and taxpayer down the valley and every fair minded man in the city of El Paso. R. E. Harris. A citizen acquainted with the sltuatoln said in reference to the above letter: "The matter of the opening of the street, as. is generally known among property owners and those interested In property In the eastern section of the city, Tvas not taken up at the request of or by the owners of Cotton addition, but the movement to open It was start ed long before the Cotton litigation was settled. "When the litigation ended, the movement was then carried out, but it was not initiated by the owners of Cot ton addition. As to the paving of the new street, that Is a matter ia which the citizens, as well as the Cotton ad dition people, interested themselves, and which was urged by others than those directly connected with Cotton addition. There Is no question that the Texas street thoroughfare should also be put In good condition, but to most people ic does not appear that tnere Is any reason to object to having two outlets to the county road. Important as the traffic is to and from that direction." WANTS TO RECEIVE CHRIST. El Paso, Texas, Jan. 11. Editor El IPaso Herald: I see by your paper that Christ Is coming Oct, 25, 1910, (according to th statement of a preacher In Mexico). Well, I am glad if it is true. If th mayor will appoint a committee to re ceive him, I would be glad to be one of them. If you will publish this you wijl confer a favor on, yours truly, N. O. Gore. EL PASOAtfS PLAN FOR CONVENTION Laymen's Missionary Asso ciation to Convene Here Fext Month. A meeting has been called for Fri day evening by J. J. Ormsbea to ar range for the conference of the Lay men's Missionary movement which will meet In El Paso February 27, 28 and March 1. Ten speakers will be here for the Laymen's movement conference and the local committee of laymen, of which Mr. Ormsbee is chairman, will arrange the details for the conference which will Include all of the Protestant churches of the city anJ will be one of the broadest religious movements in the history of El Paso. The Laymen's Missionary movement Is a general one, including active work ers in 75 cities throughout the United States and Canada and ia closely affil iated wtith an international movement which holds its world congress In Edin burgh In June. At Chicago tbe cam paign for the broader missionary work: will culminate In a national congress which will be field on May 3, 4, S and 6. The Laymen's movement Is not on to raise money. It is not an organi zation, but rather an inspiration to create more interest among the churches and churchmen in the evan gelization of the world. The movement Is not denominational and includes all of the churches. The meeting Friday evening Is the result of a visit of HI A. Wheeler, field secretary of the move ment to El Paso. Although El Paso is not in the class of the 75 cities where the movement Is to be centered, it has been selected as being the center of the entire south west and the conference will be con ducted here as a part of the general movement In the Interest of the mis sionary cause. BULL DOG- ATTACKS WOMAN'S ASSAILANT Pet of Mrs. J. R. Carlisle Fastens Teeth' Into Mexican's Leg. Mrs. J. R. Carlisle, granddaughter ot sewer commissioner J. W. Hadlock, Is thankful that she took her bull dog with her. when she left her father's home last night on a visit to some friends in the neighborhood. She was accompanied by her little daughter and as she passed by a hedge close to the Hadlock residence, on the county road, two Mexicans jumped up and confronted her. evidently Intending to strike her. Before they could do so the dog had grabbed one of them by the throat and his companion fled Th ! man who was bitten finally freed him- se" a"d St away before Mrs. Carlisle's fa" atracted the attention of Mr. Had- lock, who was sitting in. the house This Is the first time that the dog has attacked anyone and Mrs. Carlisle Intends to take him with her on all her walks. THE TEXAS ALMANAC. The Dallas-Galveston News has issued the Texas Almanac for 1910. which Its puuHsuers say is designed to be a re- Hable Index of the resources and nro sress of -the state and a dependable ref Tk? erence work as to the activities and iit-iueuieuis oi its people In their va r!r PUmUltsfc ?,ae f tbe Matures which will probably prove of consid erable value this year, is the division devoted to recent political statistics and Information. It is the Intention of the pursuers io issue tne almanac year from this time forward. every VEGETATI 0SPRINGSUP Rains of this morning did wonders in a certain field over In Juarez Vt the right as the street car approaches tho race track may be seen a field dot ted with' a green something. Yester day the verdure was barely noticeable. Today it Is very apparent. j rl,s birs ,suHrTsr-VG. You'll be surprised at the results yoa will get from a small want, rent or for sale -.d in The Herald. Will not cost more than 35c to 50c. Phone Bell 115, Auto 1115 and tell the girl.