EDITORIAL AND MAGAZINE PAGE
Friday, January 28, 1910.
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Help the Girls'
IF the officials of every corporation in El Paso would do as much for the Y. w .
C. A. as the El Pfco & Southwestern, it wouia be but a few days until the
boarding home for girls would be a realization.
A thousand dollars is the subscription of the stockholders of this concern. It
is for a worthy cause, a very worthy one, and El Pasoans should contribute all
that they are able towards helping these wom'en to build a home for the girls who
Many girls in the city, are without the ordinary comforts of life; many others
are unable to get the proper surroundings and influence in their boarding places;
this can all be remedied when the boarding home is erected. There, they will have
proper surroundings and at a cosfso moderate that even the poorest working girl
can get the benefit of he institution.
It is a project worth assisting; it is a project that is vitally necessary for the
city; the money invested will bring back the interest a thousand fold in making
better women, better wives, better mothers, for the -future generations in El Paso.
Posterity will be benefited and it will be extending a worthy charity at the present
Young Henry Clews, if his father hadn't left him plenty of money, might have
made a good detective. The name is all right for that work. , v
She doesn't look like a woman that a man would steal a fortune 'for, does
Mrs. Jeanette Stewart Ford?
And old Cochise stays wet,but the fact that an Arizona "community piled up
such a large dry vote is "a sign of "the' times." Fifteen years ago, what vote would
the drys have polled in Arizona?
Hearst ran John Temple Graves for vice president for the advertising it gave
the young southerner and then put the young man in Washington to writing
"dope" for the Hearst papers. Which shows that William Randolph is not a bad
business man after alL - - -
w v yE expect to resume work on the Elephant Butte dam as soon as tSie
WW condemnation proceedings for the right 'of way now in progress ore
W completed. I understand secretary Bollinger is favorable to the pro
ject. The rest of us are and the only thing that could delay it is the lack of funds
and my impression fefoat funds will he supplied for the work as rapidly qs needed.
We expect to go ahead with the work .without farther delay as soon- as the con
demnation proceedings are completed.'
Again El Paso has assurance that the work on the Elephant Butte dam is to be
carried forward without delay. The above quotation is from Arthur P. Davis, chief
engineer of the United States reclamation service, to The Herald yesterday after
noon. There has never been any intention of delaying work on the project any more
than 'was necessary; the reclamation officials have stated all the time that work
was to be resumed just as soon as the land could be condemned, but it sounds good,
nevertheless, to have the statement reiterated and repeated. .
The news sounds good to 'El Pasoans and valley farmers every time they hear
it, no matter how 'often.
The skeleton wasn't in Neffs closet it was only in the wood yard-.
El Paso, would be willing to go every day and to the matinees, too if all the
shows were as good as "The Lion and the Mouse."
Where is that million dollar hotel the racetrack promoters were going to bmld
in Juarez? Haven't seen the foundation laid yet.
It's high living and not high food that is at the bottom of it, says secretary
Wilson. It might not be such high living if food was not so high as to make it so.
Did the secretary think of that?
Chamber Of Commerce Luncheons
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good in bringing the business men of the city into closer touch with each
It is a happy scheme and every business man in El Paso who can, should make
-t a point to attend the luncheons every Thursday; get better acquainted with the
other business meriTand the affairs of the city in general and imbibe some of the
other f ellow's and impart some of his own enthusiasm.
Th chamber of commerce is an organization formed to build up El Paso as a
whole, and the more interest the members take, the better work it can do; its offi
cers and directors will feel the encouragement.
Every business man has to eat lunch on a Thursday; why not set aside that
dav to eat with thff other business men ofthe town? Send your name in to the
secretary for a ticket book and-then aHerfii the luncheons.
And we argoing to have an automobile fire engine. Some class to that, eh?
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Well, cranberries ought to be cheaper anyhow, even if the meat isn't, for the
merchant ' going to save 28 cents a hundred on his freight
-Eniirce the anti-smtting ordinance. It is not only filthy, but dangerous.
If the" vegetable growers raise their prices now, what will we do, with the boy
cott QvSihe meat? ' '
While chief Ponce is dreaming, he might cast his thoughts over in the direction
of the racetrack and find something worth looking into maybe he would.
A new school house is reported every day in some of the neighborhood news
from round about El Paso. The education of the rising generation is not being
neglected in this part of the country.
Why shouldn't there be enthusiasm over the new girls' school? Isn't it some
tfeimg El Paso has needed for a long time? And, like J&e military institute, it will
not only afford a means of education for El Paso girls, but it will draw pupils here
fra other sections.
The mayor should receive hearty encouragement in his determination to arrest
property owners who refuse to lay sidewalks, especially the people who have the
money to do it. A man who has the money and refuses to put down a sidewalk
when his neighbors all around him have done it, is the sort of a man who needs the
prod of the law. To say the least, he is not a good citizen.
ocrpTipr Innrhedns are cuinzrto do a lot of
THE daughter of the horse leech is chasing up and down, in winter and m
summer she stall infests the town; you find her on her errand wherever you
mav live; and alwavs she is singing: "O, give, and give, and give! we
want to help the heathen to buy new parasols, to give the Chinese babies nice
gufcfaa percha dolls; the people up in Lapland eat blubber from a sieve; we wont
to buy them oysters, so give, and giv,e, and give! ine
daughter of the horse leech has always some new scheme:
OVERWORKED "We plan to have a supper of egg plant and ice cream;
CHARITY we'll charge ten cents admittance, and every cent we
make, .will go to Aged Spinsters, to buy them pie and
cake- but we are needing money and that's no winter
dream so Wow a pair of sawbucks. to buy the eggs and cream." The daughter 01
rhe horee leech, she has- a winning smile; she works you for your bundle, but does
the trick in style; and when you reach your cottage, and find your wife in tears,
because the grocer's raging, the meat bill in arrears, because the gown she s wanted,
since she was young and fair, is still a thing of moonshine and dreams and heated
air, rour feeble explanation won't soothe her weary soul: "The daughter of the
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Capyright, 1909, by George Matthews a
Washington, D. C Jan. 28. Has rep
resentative Mann, of Illinois, lost his
sense of humor? "
Mr. Mann represents the Hyde-Park
district in Chicago. Folks who -know
the district declare that there Is not1
enough space around many of the houses
to permit the growth of. a cucumber.'
There is some wonderment, therefore, as
to what Mr. Mann means by a letter
which he is sending to every voter In
his district. The letter says:
"Chlcago used to be called the 'Gar
den City.' It would add much to the
beauty of the city and to the pleasure
and comfort of its citizens if our city
(notice the political "our") could now be
called 'The Garden City.' I --believe In
gardens, both flower and vegetable, In
Mr. Mann then announces that he will
help beautify "Our District" by filling
it up with many new varieties of seeds.
"Leave it to Jim Mann to make good 1
with the voters back home." said an
other statesman from a spot not fa-:
ftvm "Our "District" "There isn't a gar
den within a mile of" his district, but, 1
take it f ronTme, Am will have the house- j
wives building boxes on their windows
to hold the beautiful foliage he writes
about. Personally, I would not take a
chance. Having had some experience
with secretary "Wilson's seeds' Iam fear
ful of the effect on voters, but being on
the majority side xf the house, Mann
may be able to get some real seeds. At
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TPJBimE EDITOR IS HORSE
WHIPPED BY ANGRY WOMAN
This afternoon at 3:30, Mrs. George
Darrow, who conducts a shooting gal
lery on South El Paso street, went to
the office of the Tribune, sent a little
girl in to call out Mr. Fitch, the editor,
and when he came out, horsewhipped
him. fihfi was P.neered by an article
published in the - paper, which she
claimed reflected upon her cnaracter.
El Paso crackerjacks are in train
ing for the big bicycle meet, which
will be held on the local track Feb.
Charles B. Peck, state superintendent
of car service and national committee
man of the Republican league, is in
town on business.
Colburn and Small, superintendent
and assistant superintendent of bridges
on the S. P., are In the city today in
specting the new steel bridge.
Pniintv aosoccnr TV "FT TVInn hfl! rp-
turned from a' trip to Kentucky.
RAFFLES AGAINST THE LAW.
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 26, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Apropos of gambling, is it a violation
of any state Texas gambling law, to
conduct a raffle for anything of value,
as for instance, a horse, automobile, etc
By answering -through the columns of
The Herald yo.u may enlighten others
besides my humble self, who do not
wish to knowingly violate any law.
In case raffles are prohibited would
participants or chance buyers also be
liable with the party or parties con
ducting a raffle?
The statutes of Texas prohibit raffles
and make it a felony to conduct one.
It, would remain for the court or jury
tcf decide if the person buying chances
was guilty of a violation of the law.
In gambling, all participants, whether
operating the game or "bucking" it, are
held equally guilty before the law.
Some lawj'ers express the opinion that
a person buying chances in a lottery
would not be neld guilty of violating
the law; others think they would be.
THE WATER QUESTION.
El Paso, Tex.. Jan. 28, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Quite a good deal has already been
said and written about the water ques
tion, especially the 90 cents minimum
feature of it. The receiver wants to en
force it, not because it is Just, but
because he needs the money to oper
ate the plant. The court allowed its
collection, not because it is just, but be
cause it is lawful. I am sure that the
court will rescind its decision when it
finds that it is unjust.
The question arises how can it be
lawful when it is not just? Is not the
By way s.
any rate I want "to see where his con
stituents v'Wlll find room to do their
A neat little brochure of from 700 to
1000 pages of printed matter will be the
literary introduction to the Ballinger
Plnchot investigation. Later on- a ton
or two of -documents will be manufac
tured at the big government printing
The first big contribution to the sub-
ject will be the answer to the resolu
tion Introduced by senator Flint a fort
night ago and passed. It called for all
the documents in the matter of the
These documents had been carefully
gathered together by the interior de
partment in advance, and they were
promptly sent to the prlntery. Nobody
dreamed what a huge order it was un
til a dray peached the printing office
with the "copy." Then it became ap
parent that a fine large book was to
be the result.
This book, which will be out in a few
days, will give an idea of the immensity
of the subject which is to be investi
gated. To master the contents of this
volume will require a trained public
land lawyer, with a force of assistants,
working hard for weeks. People who
have begun to discover the scope of
the inquiry are appalled at the pros
pects. Nobody would be surprised if
It should take two years to complete it.
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J. A. Smith will leave for Dallas to
night to attend a meeting of the Re
publican state executive committee.
The "White Oaks railroad soliciting
committee raised 5000 this morning of
which amount the First National bank
subscribed S2000 and John Tays 1000.
Twentyseven cars of ore were im
ported from Juarez yesterday.
A stock chute has been placed in front
of the general delivery windows at the
postoffice to keep people in line.
The trustees of the African Methodist
church took up the 75 note outstand
ing against their church this morning,
and the church is now out of debt.
"W. A. Morehouse has subscribed 490
to the "White Oaks road.
All. the pugilists are training hard for
the coming fistic carnival.
Metal market Silver. 67c: lead,
3.90; copper, 8c; Mexican pesos, 54c.
law based on justice? And if not, why
There seems to be no question even
with receiver Wyatt and mayor Sweeney
and judge Coldwell that it would not be
just to enforce the minimum rate all
the time, as they only applied for it
for the time of the receivership, in or
der to cover the expense of operation
during that time; then why should the
poor man be made to pay this expense
if it is unjust even if It is lawful and
why should not an unjust law be re
pealed and repealed at once?
It seems to me that the discrimina
tion In rates against the poor man is
much more striking than it appears to
tho average man. Let me illustrate it:
The average Mexican inhabiting the
southern part of the city, who is glad
if he earns one dollar a day to support
a large family, does not use more than
about 100 gallons a month, for which
the railroad company pays about 1 cent
and the average consumer 2 cents, at
the rate of 20 cents per 1000 gallons.
Just think of it! The poor Mexican to
pay 90 times as much as the railroad
company, or 9000 percent more and 45
times as much as the average consumer,
or 4500 percent more, and that for one
of the most necessary articles for the
human life, which, as air, ought to be
free for every human being except the
charge for operating the plant and
also a minimum charge for each meter
as it costs to put it in and to take care
of it; but outside of that no difference
or discrimination in rates whatever
should exist and the railroad company
should not be entitled to a lower rate
on water than it should be entitled tb
a lower rate of taxation because It has
Suppose the city would pass a tax
rate of say 5 percent up to 100.00,
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HOW THE PARTIES
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A "MTJD SLINGING" CAMPAIGN -
LX The English Elections J
LONDON, Eng., Jan. 28. Whenever j
politics in America shows sj'mp-J
toms of being rude, whenever i
some Republican calls some Democrat
a demagog and the Democrat retorts
by calling the Republican a liar; then
someone Is sure to rise up and say that
only in the United States is such undig
nified procedure possible. Therefore,
when a visiting American finds that the
British politicians use more billings
gate in a week than the Americans use
In a lifetime of politico, his efforts to
deplore the situationjare somewhat
tingedby a congratulatory feeling for
the boys at home.
"Liar" Used Freely.
The word "lie" and "liar" have been
so freely used In this British parlia
mentary campaign that one wonders
what has become of the boasted British
dignity. Mr. Balfour has been kind
enough to gather the entire Liberal
propaganda within one bracket and
apply the short and ugly word to the
Mr. Asquith and Loyd-George have
similarly used the word of three let
ters in reference to the lords' defence
and the "tariff reformers promises.
Lloyd-George, in addition to -this, has
been at some pains to specify some par
ticular lies and liars, using' theplainest
possible English in so doing.
Alexander "Ore, lord advocate of Scot
land, and an officer in th6 govern
ment, early in the action, made a
speech in which he Intimated that the
Conservatives, if given a majority In
the commons, would stop the old age
pensions granted by the late Liberal
parliament. Mr. Balfour retorted with
the pleasant statement that Mr. Ure
was telling a cold and calculated lie.
The Conservative newspapers and
campaign literature kept up the TJre
business until the very close of the
campaign. Posters quoted Mr. Ure and
then added, in letters ten Inches high,
"Thafs a lie." At the same time the
Conservatives, who opposed old age
pensions .In parliament, flooded the
country with posters reading "Vote for
unionism and old age pensions." To
which the Liberals retorted with the He
Lloyd-George in his famous Lime
house speech, deliverpd two months be
fore the campaign opened, undertook
an exhaustive defence of his scheme for
the .taxation of unearned Increment in
land values. He used for Illustration
two pieces of property in Cardiff. In
the heart of that prosperous city stands
a fine old tcastle with 500,000 square
yards of land, worth a fabulous sum
if it were placed on the market- Its
occupant, the marquis of Bute, pays
rates on an annual rental of 4605. Next
door, said Lloyd-George, was a tailor
shop with only S00 square yards of
land, whose occupant paid rates upon
an annual rental of 4935.
The Welsh Liberal leader was Imme
diately denounced by the Conservative
press as a "liar," as a "purveyor of
falsehoods," as a "mendacious mischief
maker," as an "enemy of truth, law and
order" and as "a -deceiver of the public,"
because, as the newspapers stated, the
tailor shop was not next door to the
castle, but was in the next street, a
Lloyd-George replied that he knew
that no building could be literally next
door to the castle when it was sur
rounded by a park, but that he used
the term to indicate that the tailor shop
was in the immediate neighborhood.
"When I say a man is next door to a
fool," said the chancellor of the ex
checker, "I don't mean he lives next to
one, but that he is somewhere in the
neighborhood of being one."
All through the campaign1, until the
very last, the denunciations of Lloyd
George's "lie" were repeated, and con
stant reference was -made to the little
tailor shop and Car ff castle, to prove i
that no credence whatever should be
given to anything Lloyd-George might
have to say.
One of the many side issues in this
campaign was the licensing bill, by
which the Liberal government had
raised the lieense tax on the sale of in
toxicating liquors, and had provided
that in the future such licenses might
be renewed annually. For years they
had been regarded as a vested rignt-
In discussing the attitude of the gov
ernment to the liquor trade, and the
raising of license fees to a scale about
one-fifth of that obtaining in New
Tork, one of the leading London news
papers of the Conservative type used
this language in one editorial:
"Utter Iniquity. Sheer brigandage.
Fanatical legislation. Socialistic con
fiscation. A gigantic act of public
theft. A raiding expedition of partisan
blackmailers. The sum of hypocrisy
I with the maximum of wrong. A meas
ure of plunder. A measure of fraud.
The government Is acting inthe spirit
BUNNY TO THE RESCUE.
From Tempe (Ariz. News.
It must be admitted that the packers
can control the prices of pork and beef,
but they have not yet succeeded in cor
nering the visible supply of rabbit
meat. Bunny may yet be called upon to
come to the rescue.
TEXAS LEADS AGAIN.
From Beaumont (Tex.) Enterprise.
Texas led in the amount of bonds
voted for good roads last year, but
Texas is a big state and has many miles
of road to build so that the people need
not rest upon the laurels of past ac
complishment. WHY DISCRIMINATE.
From Farmington (N. M.) Times-Hustler
President Taft complains that the
postoffice department does not pay its
own expenses and proposes to raise the
rates on newspapers and magazines. But
why this discrimination in departments?
Does the war department pay? Does the
navy department pay? Certainly the dis
semination of useful knowledge is as
worthy as the training of men to be
proficient in killing other men.
4 percent up to 1000.00, and so on, a
lower percentage on a larger valuation?
Would the courts uphold that rate?
By the way, I think it would be more
proper If the city would pay for the
water it is using at the same rate as
every other consumer and make the tax
payers foot the bill and then the poor
man would pay only his prorata of it
and the large property owner the larger
share of it.
Well, there are lots of other sugges
tions which I would like to make, but
of a highwayman. Robbery. Effective
plunder. Confiscation. Positive brig
andage. Progressive and cumulative
plunder. An act of financial slaughter.
A nightmare. A tremendous scheme of
plunder and confiscation. A profligate
Imposture. A scheme of despotic plun
der. A collossal sham."
And then the editorial concluded with
this apology: "We feel the utter inade
quacy of words to convey a due sense
of the magnitude of this issue."
This same newspuper, so wrought up
about the tax which would raise the
price of the poor man's beer, stoutly
advocates the imposition of a duty of
seven eents a bushel on wheat "in the
Interests of the empire."
German Scare Worked.
The Conservative party continually
attacked the Liberals for their alleged
failure to keep the British navy up to
the two-power standard in the face of
the German naval expansicm program.
The Conservative leaders declared on
every stump that there was no doubt
but that Germany was preparing to
make war on England, and that the
Liberals would not and could not meet
tho grave Issue.
Undoubtedly, there Is grave reason
to fear hostilities between these two
nations, but the way in which the Ger
man scare was worked in the campaign
would have disgraced an American
The Liberals, in reply, used the word
"liar" with great freedom, and accused
tho Conservatives of deliberately at
tempting to bring about war so that the
landlords might not be forced to give
up some of their unearned wealth to
help support the nation. Mr. Lloyd
George, who was far and away the
most picturesque and interesting figure
of the campaign, whether he was right
or wrong, said the German scare was
used in the same way that American
politicians used to twist the Lion's tail
and wave the bloody shirt, but that in
America such methods were no longer
American Campaign Potats.
Indeed. Lloyd-George frequently came
to America for campaign points. He
compared the attacks made upon him
to those upon Roosevelt, and said the
attempt of the financiers to place the
blame for the panic on Roosevelt had
failed even as the attempt of the same
people to blame him for driving capital
out of the country would fail.
The strenuous campaign methods of
the great leaders w,ere imitated all
down the line. Several candidates for
parliament left the speaker's stand to
fight with some elector of a different
faith? and scores and scores of public
meetings ended in free fights.
OInd Sllngrfns" Contest.
For that rare dignity which so marks
the British, nation, the contest between
Mr. Hay and Dr. Addison for an F.ast
London seat, was remarkable. One set
of placards remarked in big red letters
"Doc. AdtSson's pills cure Hay fever."
Th insult was too patent to be Ignored,
and the Hay partisans countered with a
blue poster appealing: "Don't vote for
Addison. He makes a living by cutting
up dead men's bodies and live men's
This was regarded as an insult to
the medical profession, and almost
everybody who could beg, borrow or
steal a scrap of paper and a pencil
wrote a letter to "The Times" about it.
Personal peculiarities, family scan
dals, private quarrels, all manner of
things which in the United States are
the signs of a "mud-slinging contest,"
were employed, during the campaign,
but never was there any protest against
the methods of campaigning. Each side
acused the other of lying and of mud
slinging and of all kinds of crimes and
misdemeanors, but there was no gen
eral and non-partisan protest, and each
side excused and condoned the offenses
of its partisans.
Americans Are Bested.
It probably is not possible to, con
duct a hotly contested campaign with
out more or less mud-slinging, but
Americans may feel sure that their
British cousins have them bested when
it comes to a lively election mix-up.
Two-thirds of the election literature
sent out by both, parties In this cam
paign could not be used in the United
States for he simple reason that such
stuff would react upon the party which
The British campaign excitement
does xjpt stop with calling each other
liars. Scores of speakers were bom
barded with brick-bats, more than one
speaker was assaulted with ancient
eggs, one candidate was shot at, and
several noble lords had to escape by
the back way to keep out of trouble.
Two young girls, canvassing votes for
their father, were assaulted with volleys
of eggs and stale vegetables. As the
campaign came to a close everybody
was calling everybody else a liar.
Tomorrow How the , Newspapers
MUST BE MADE GOOD.
From Albuquerque (N. M.) Journal.
The correspondents of eastern jour
nals, while they do not give a great deal
of space to the matter of statehood for
the territories, all seem to regard4the
passage of a statehood bill practlcafly
the same as oae the house has already
passed. as a foregone conclusion. It Is
one of the platform pledges, and must
be made good.
FOR PURITY OF HOMES.
From Dalhart (Tex.) News.
Probably there Is no organization of
its kind which works more for the purity
of its homes than the Elks. An example
of the organization's work Is found in
The El Paso Herald In an account of tae
capture of Charles Cnenault, of Tucum
cari, who was making his way to Mex
ico. Chenault was found through the
efforts of the lodge and was married to
Miss Bulah Hartman, who has been In
school in Tucumcari. The Elks had
guaranteed 4000, if need be, to accom
plish this. A detective, two attorneys
and two governors were appealed to in
the doing because the girl's father was
1 1 will better mind my own business,
and In doing so I would nice to call
the city council's attention tQ the depre
ciation in value of the South El Paso
street property, where I burled the few
dollars I saved up and as an inheritance
I am losing about 50 per,month in the
difference between the income and the
I hope the city counciyjfoill do what
Is right in this" matter and reduce the
We Talk Through Oar Hat Episode.
By Walter A. Sinclair.
fcfcT?XCEPT for talking through, a
I I"1 hat is of little use," asserted
I - Dottle. "Don't you think so?"
"I have admired the Duncan family,
which g'j-s -wondering around, without
any sky pieces," I admitted vaguely.
"I presume if Mr. .Duncan was not
roofed as c ritely as his pictures show
him he would be forced to patronize a
hatter, -he; mused.
"It probably, makes the hatters mad
as hatters to contemplate him," I
"Just suppose he became bald, do
you suppose he wouid dare parade
around bareheaded in the nipping winter
blasts?" she queried.
"Even JL.ady Godiva would not dare,"
I cot curred.
"We are confining the subject to
hats," she remarked coldly.
"That is easier than confining the hat
to the subject sometimes," I remarked,
beginning to get the drift of the con
versation. "So it would appear," she observed. "I
raturlly did not know that the men of
my acquaintance had tken up the fad
at least in January.
"All. then you saw me!" I exclaimed,
in understanding. "You saw the flight
of the vandals, the mad dash of of
what hero is associated with, hats?"
"William Tell," she suggested, accent
on the last word.
"The very boy I Bill bowing to the
hat, or at least trying to scrape a bow
ing acquaintance and incidentally
scraping the shins of several men ac
quaintances and a few total strangers.
"You looked fnnny," she giggled. ,Tell
me about it"
" 'Tis a sad. rendition and. really needs
some sobby fiddle stuff 'Hearts and
Flqwers that lump in the throat music
that they play when the heroine tells the
"YOU CST ME DKcLD."
mark that she is 'gawn awuh and he
must nevah, nev-ah see her again,"
'Proceed; your story strangely inter
ests me," she ple1ed.
"Well, you see, it was thj way," I
recited. "I was bid into an opera party
that nisrhrt and bar! to horrnw TTnnirlp'
j self cocking hat. I didn't tell him about
ity because he had loaned, it to Kendall
and Kendall let me have it on promise
that I wouldn't tell Knowles."
"That is the plot: she questioned,
arching her eyebrows.
'That is the triangle and the plot," I
assented. "You can figure the rest our
for yourself. I was breezing blithely -up
the street at the Big Cross roads
when one of the best little amateur
zephyrs from Medicine Hat oozed around
the nearest skyscraper and. nipped my
"You mean Knowless hat," she cor
rected. "You call it right," I said. "But by
any name it lifted --e lid regardless of
the police, and the next thing- L knew
it was giving- an imitation of the Wright
brothers, just scraping- the snowbanks,
or rather the mud on the tops of the
snowbanks. I took it at full tilt there
after, and, honestly, I don't see how a
hat could miss so many high, priced au
tomobiles, not to speak of plebeian cab
hores. As for myself. I didn't care, for
I carry accident insurance. I have a
few black and blue spots on my shoul.
ders, which Incline me to a belief that
I encountered several vehicles or rock
ledges during the pursuit, but I could
not take oath on the fact
'You cut me deadl'" she accused.
"You are lucky you did not get in my
path," I replied. "Anyway, I finally
was within reaching distance, wien a
horse stepped on the hat and it stopped.
Just then I heard a rancous laugh and
turned, to see Knowles standing in the
crowd, giving me the merry. Seeing he
was so genial about it. l thought the
psychological moment was at hand to
break it to him, so I laughed, too. He
said, 'You take it easy, and I replied,
I didn't take it at ail; Kendall loanea
it to me. Whereupon he slipped on a
peal of laughter and took a tumble."
"What did you do with his hat?" she
asked frigidly. "
"Why, what could I do, then?" I de
manded. "I returned it to him, of
Copyright, 1910. by the New York
Evening Telegram (New York Herald
company). All rights reserved.
THOSE SANTA FE TRAINS.
From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican
As far as New Mexico is concerned.
the Santa Fe system made a mistake
when it converted El Paso train No.
10, into a California train. Not once
since it runs out of Los Angeles has
the train been on time and when It is
five and more hours late, the inconve
nience to local travel is great. When it
ran out of El Paso, the train could al
ways be banked upon as being on time,
and travel along the Santa Fe in New
Mexico way a good deal less of hardsmp
than It is today, when there is not a sin
gle train that can be relied upon to be
on time, because starting from such dis
tant points as Chicago and Los An
geles every train Is subject to all the
vicissitudes that cause trains to swerve
from the printed schedule- If the Santa
Fe system wants to please New Mexico
it will mstke No. 10 an El Paso train
again instead of starting it from Los
INDIAN DEPREDATION BILL.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 28; Congress
man Garner, of Texas, today appeared
before the Indian 'affairs committee in
favor, of representative Stephens's In
dian depredation bill. The measure gives
further protection to indians, especially -
extending rights of recovery in courts
to Indians as well as citizens; All the
Texas delegation will support the bill.
Tomorrow belncr the last Satardny ot
the month, The Herald carriers will pre
sent bill- for the month of January.
Subscribers will kindly note the above
and be ready for the boys.
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