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EDITORIAL AND MAGAZINE PAGE
6
"Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1910.
EL PASO HERALD
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contracts on a
guarantee of more
than twice the
circulation of any
other El Paso.
Arizona, New
Mexico or west
Texas paper.
Daily average 20.
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Gambling
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THE HERALD prints some facts today on page one to which the connty attor
ney, the district attorney, the sheriff and the police chief are welcome. It is
the information that handbooks have heen operating in El Paso; that at
least one is still operating here; that Herald men placed two bets on the Juarez
races in El.Paso yesterday afternoon.
The Herald stated when the races first commenced kthat handbooks would.be
operated in the saloons in a short time. It has come about. Such places always
follow the races. Young boys who cannot get off to go to Juarez to see the races;
railroad men at work in the yards who can run into the" saloon for a few minutes;
clerks and others about the city with not time enough to gamble at the tracks,
ar led into gambling by such temptation as this.
The Herald warned the people against it repeatedly said that betting would
soon be going on in El Paso. Now it proves its assertion. It is not with any
degree of pride that it makes the statement, however, but necessity compels it to
do so; the exposuure is necessary" to reguulate the eviL One place operated until
the racing men themselves became frightened about it and closed it that's thd
s'ary the hangerson tell as to why it was closed, anyhow and it did not close
lata after The Herald's editorials on gambling last week. The other was still
operating yesterday.
The Herald has shown up these bookmaking operations, just as an example to
Vie lawless that they are being watched. Now it will gather its evidence against
the other gamblers if they don't close. The Herald does not care to go into the
business of prosecuting gambling as a profession; it merely wants to see the laws
observed and if the gambling is stopped, there will be no necessity for this paper
to gather the evidence, but if it is not stopped, the evidence will be gathered and
presented first to the great jury of people who read The Herald, then to the
grand jury if it wants It, and there is reason to believe that it does.
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Aberdeen, Washington, has a prisoner who ought to get all sorts of bouquets
from the women while he is in jail. He is accused of having committed 30 murders.
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Another actress has found a good, home. Eleanor Robson is to wed August
Belmont.
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An erratic prince is reported to have started a newspaper for the purpose of,
roasting the government, but as the erratic one lives in the empire of Germany and
as the kaiser has a faculty of putting the muzzle on the press over that region, he
will probably have more trouble than he bargained for.'
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The next mining congress is to beheld in Los Angeles. It was held in El Paso
a. few years ago, but since that time El Paso has not given it very much atten
tion. El PasoV ought to take an active interest in the mining congress, the irriga
tion congress and the Dry Farming congress.
The Cold Storage Eight
., . i s -
Tut, coin storage men nave uc o. wa i&--
of foods has been ui&er way. The storage men claim" that they are not
responsible for the keeping of foods for months and months, but that their
customers are the recponsible people; cold storage concerns ao not deal in products,
they aeclare, but only furnish storage for others who deal in foods. ,
Here is one of the quotations from the cold storage men
"The present cold storage 'business is the result of erolution and the absolute
necessity of carrying perishable products for reasonable periods to prevent heavy
losses to the producers and middlemen. Reflect, for a. moment, -what wouuld he
come of the fresh fruit business if there were no such a thing as guaranteeing low
and equable temperatures from the time the fruit?' is picked, while it is in transit
and until it is offered for sale to the consuumer. Consider what a blew the meat
Trade would suffer, and how the prices of eggs, poultry, and other very perishable
goods would slump at times and go to unheard-of:prices at other times, if such
oods could not be held safely to break the market when it gets unreasonably
high."
After this, the cold storage men quote secretary Wilson as telling congress
that cold storage is a necessity ana then get down to t)r. Wiley, the chief chem
ist of the United States agricultural department and the pure food expert for the
government. He is quoted as saying that "cold storage is a great blessing to the
public" As to eggs, Dr. Wiley is quoted as saying:
"If emrS are fresh when put in, they will be good still in six months, and
could be kept longer. I should sa- nine months would not only 'be a -wholesome
and ethical, but also a legal, provision, so that they should not foe held over to
interfere with the next year's crop.
The cold storage men may be perfectly nice men themselves, but some sort
of legislation to control their business is necessary. There should be a supervision
of their books and an accurate record should be kept of all goods stored, so that
inspectors might have them destroyed if kept too long. At present cola storage
warehouses are like any other warehouses; customers can store their goods when
they wish and take them out when they wish, and if a butcher keeps meat or eggs
two years, nobody but the butcher and the cold storage man knows it
If there was a syfetem of keeping records for inspection of the proper officials,
the public would have some protection.
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Congress now has a rival. British parliament is in session again,
. -o
A woeful lack of business ability was shown in the keeping of the records of
the state penitentiary.
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The water question may be said to be a burning issue and with all the water
it refuses to be quenched.
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If the Hew York legislature really means to probe all legislative actions since
the organization of the state government, it has a job that will last considerably
longer than the Smoot inquiry did.
Fighting Bob Evans hasn't much faith in the patriotism of the railroads. He
thinks they will wreck the Panama canal if they can not by the anarchistic dyna
mite route, but by cutting freight rates and killing ocean competition.
Dry farming is spreading over the whole world. Exhibits will be shown at the
Spokane congress next fall from many of the leading agricultural nations. El
Paso ought to be there with a display," for El Paso is the center of one of the big
gest Dry Farming Regions in the country -and the prospects are no brighter any
where. There will be men from all over the world who are interested in Drtf
Farming t this gathering and an El Paso display would be a good advertisement.
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NCLE WALT'S
T the hash-works where I- board,
price of grub has scared!" Drearily the landlord wails. In his old, accus
tomed place, he is sitting, at each meal; sad and corpse-like is his face, as
'he carves his ancient xoaA- When I ask that solemn jay, if he'll pass t?ie butter
'round, 'butter costs," I hear him say, "almost half a bone a pound." When I want
a slice of duck, his expression is a sin; ''this thin drake cost
me a buck, and the quacks were not thrown in!" Through
THE HIGH the muddy coffee's steam, I can hear him saying now: "I de-
PRICES . sired a pint of cream, and they charged me for a cow." "Let
me have some beans," I cried I was hungry as could be;
"sure!" he wearily replied; "shall I give you two or three?
Beans," he said, "long years ago, of rank cheapness were the signs; now they cost
three scads a tlirow and you do not get the vines." Once, at morn, I wished an
egg ,and the landlord had a swoon; with his head soaked in a keg, he regained his
mind bj' noon; "once," he moaned, "an egg was cheap; times have changed, alas!
since then; now the price would make vou weep and they don't throw in the
hen!"
Capyrlffht. 1909. by George Matthews Adam.
Brigfhtsi.de and tlis Boy
"Woman's Newest Crown of Glory' Their Lntest Tabloid Sketck.
By Lafayette Pnrks.
"A
WOMAN'S crowning glory Is
her hair," quotes Brightside,
in a poetic mood, as the son
and heir enters to bestow the usual I"1 ,0 "f "Kes l ""- s"u,r"
meed of filial advice upon his parent. , J,hrow a con to us that the stuff is
"And she doesn't have to be a queen ! honieK roJVn-, If a Ink has tenderly
or a near queen to get any style crown ' watlh? .f Is ,la7st few sentinels of re
... . t. ..-o ,,., ,iQ spectabihty fade away and die, and
partment stores are handing out the
silken tresses at so much per," declares
Son.i
"It is a beautiful sight to see a wom
an with a fine head of hair," continues
Father.
v "There isn't anything nut the price
to stop any lady from talcing on a
hlar mattress, with ornamental scal
lops to suit almost any taste," com
ments Son. "Under the present rules
. . r
and regulations of the Amalgamated
Society of Puffs and Rolls nothing is
barred in the hair line that will pass
through the average city street with
out scraping off the signs on the build
ings. Compared with a real blown in
the bottle croyja a dame's headpiece
today is like a stack of wheat straw
on a Nebraska farm compared with a
stack of wheat cakes in a Sixth avenue
beanery."
"Seems to me I have noticed an un
due abundance, recently, of nature's
adornment on the heads of young
women," says Father, dreamily.
"The style first began with an or
dinary roll something like a chocolate
eclair, which was hung with studied
disorder among what there was left of
the real," Son explains. "When she
found she could get away with1 that,
she began to put on additions until
the layout looked like a crosstown
trolley just after the 6 o'clock whistle
blows.
1 liked the old fashioned way of
doing up hair, in a couple of braids or
combed down plain," says Father, "and
then one could be sure it was real."
"They wJl all tell you now that after
using 14 bottles of old Doc Brush's
Watch 'Em Grow what you can see Is
real, and they can prove it. Even if
An Eyelet Embroidery Gown
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3-irczro sir'
This lingerie frock is an instance of how large a quantity of embroidery
is now lavished upon so-called simple frocks. Most of the batiste is used in the
skirt which, from the knees to the hem, is an entire deux of batiste and Eng
lish eyelet allover bordered wlth narrow Valenciennes lace insertion.
The lace edged tunic, pointed in front and back, and almost entirely of the
muslin embroiders', is fitted to a batiste yoke and the allover eyelet blouse Has
a yoke and sleeve tops of pin-tucked' batiste. The large black Leghorn has a
rather flat crown draped with black and white ribbon of the sama stripe and
material as the satin parasol.
but one ,-topic now prevails:- "How the
Cbuojn
CU&Gvt
k
her golden hair is nothing hut a rope
. rabbed of in a bargaln counter rush
f.
' Jhen tres sprnS a modest little
toupee to keep off the frost, there's
an awful rumpus among his feminine
friends."
"I can see nothing objectionable In
a neat wig," Father answers.
"Neither do I," Son responds, "but
the women folks seem to think that
every little bit helos and they don't
want any mere man to cop off any
of their glory. It's got so now that
. .
ja marrjea man never knows until he
jands in bed at night whether .the
family mattress is still safe from the
i hands of wifie In her ambitious de
sire to build up a bunch of curls that
will make the giddiest Broadway show
girl weep with envy."
"It seems a pity a woman doesn't
realize that almost any man prefers a
modest coiffure to these monstrous af
fairs," Father laments.
"We'd just got 'em nicely trained to
take off their lids in the theaters,"
Son complains, "when they spring this
bale of South American moss as an
Imitation hair orchard. They ought
to be made to check 'era at the door
or line them up In the lobby like a
bunch of performing porcupines."
"In my day real old ladies might
wear switches, but you .would never
know It," Father says.
"If you can find a girl these days
who is satisfied to stroll down Broad
way In a getup like grandma wore, you
can make up your mind she is asleep
at the switch," declares Son, giving
an imitation of a marcel wave toward
Father as he departs.
Copyright, 1910, by the New Tork
Evening Telegram (New York Herald
company). All rights reserved.
zrozx. tedep .
THE MAKING OF VIOLINS By
Frederic
J. Haskin
NOT AN INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES JZZZ
VIOLIN making, recognized as hav
ing reached its highest perfec
tion ovter a hundred years ago,
has not only galled to improve, but has
descended from an art to an industry,
from being the work of a master hand
to that of a machine. Hundreds of
thousands of instruments are now turn
ed out by machinery, many of which are
later sold as "one of the few remain
ing Strads."
With the aid of a carefully copied
label, and the powers of eloquence
and persuasion, the gullible collector or
the amateur is continually taken in by
these frauds.
Although it is claimed by many that
there are no good violin makers in
America, there have been a few, who,
both in Europe and this country, have
been recognized as being among the
most scientific makers who ever lived.
One of these was George Gemunder
of Astoria, New "rrk,-who died a few
years ago, and whose son now ranks al
most as high as his father.
Not An Industry Here.
"Violin making never has reached the
point of being an industry In the United
States. What instruments are made
here are for what might be termed
"select" buyers, and in the majority of
cases these bring good prices. There
are practically no factiries which are
devoted solely to the making of vio
lins, and few that turn out any large
number.
However, the country is ful of ama
teurs, expert repairers and others who
make violins. There are several ama
teurs In Portland, Oregon who have
produced specimens that have been fav
orably commented upon by judges.
It Is said that the principal reason
for the lack of violin factories In this
country is the poor scale of wages paid
here, also the cheapness of the German
Instruments. Although the duty on
these articles is 45 percent, they can
nevertheless be imported into this coun
try and sold- for less than it would
be posible to make theme here. But
the United States has improved In
string making until today it stands as
a powerful rival to Europe in thli
matter. Chicago, the great place of
slaughter, is where the best strings are
made.
Tne "Lout'i Varnish.
It was about the year 1760 when the
secret of the famous Italian varnish
was supposed to have been lost, and
along with it the varnish Itself. This
varnish, which it is believed gave the
violins what is known as the "Italian
tone." recocrnized as the finest, has
been the object of constant search
by -violinists and has been the
means of keeping numberless chemists
awake nights in an attempt to redis
cover it. Time after time a hue and
cry has been raised by some who
claimed to have found the cherished
article, but always with the same re
sult failure.
The most recent Instance of this, so
far as known is the varnish discover
ed by a wealthy violin collector in
Baltimore. This varnish' has been ex
perimented with and instruments which
were once harsh have been turned In
to sweet-toned ones. The theory of its
finder is that it is the expensive var
nish formerly used on the gondolas of
Venice.
After the law was passed decree
ing that all gondolas s-tould be paint
ed black, the demand for the magic
varnish fell off, and Its secret perished.
A tradition in Venice says that in
reply to solicitations on the subject a
Venetian varnish dealer said: "My sup
ply is exhausted, I know not what it
is, nor where it came from."
Priceless VIoIIbs.
"Whatever the cause may have been,
all those violins made by the Italian
makers have, since about the beginning
of the ISth century, gradually risen
In value tfntil today they are almost
priceless. One made by Joseph Guar
nerius was sold in New York a few
years ago for the record price of $12,
000, while a Stradivarius brought $15,
0DQ. It is claimed that there have been
violins made by Stradivarius - which
have sold in Europe for as high as
$22,000. and that $25,000 has Deen re
fused for great specimens of this mas
ter's work. Violins made by these two
masters which were bought for $2,500
30 years ago, now bring from $SO00 to
$10,000 each.
It is estimated that Stradivarius
made over 2000 instruments during his
lifetime, which he used to sell for $20
apiece- At that rate his instruments
aggregated a sum of $40,000, an amount
which would not buy more than three
of them today. These violins have been
given the highest place among ther
kind, and have been used by many of
the world's greatest performers.
Violin Collecting.
The habit of violin collecting is
steadily growing. It is claimed that
the majority of the best specimens of
Italy's art In this line are now in the
(From The Herald of this date, r5S6)
Years Ao
Council Criticises Governor;
County Property Worth $8,884,281
H
Alderman Roberts Introduced a resol
ution at the meeting of the city council
last night censuring Gov. Culberson for
sending the ranger force here and it
was passedyby the city council which
demanded that the rangers be with
drawn. A reward of $2000 is now offered for
the apprehension of the murderers of
Col. A. J. Fountain and his son.
Parson Davis, John L. Sullivan and
Paddy Ryan are still In town and will
remain here until Feb. 20.
Felix' Martinez of Las Vegas, N. M.,
is in the city on his way to Mexico
City.
A party of masqueraders visited the
"homes of several prominent residents
on the north side (last nt-Th
Joe Copeland was arrested last night
on a charge of asault to murder W. E.
Quarles. It is said that Copeland quar- '
MANGLED BtfY HAS
CHANCE TO LIVE
Jesus Garcia, of Juarez, Will
Be a Cripple For
Life.
"Will I die, father?"
This seemed the only fear of 10 year
old Jesus Garcia, almost cut through
the middle by a freight train in Juarez
Tuesday noon.
"No. you will not die." answered An
tonio Garcia, the father, as the doctors
worked over the shattered body of his
son.
Then the little school boy smiled,
possession of English, French and
American collectors, anu xnat in xiu.ijr
itself there are practically none.
As for the habit itself it is said
to have been begun by a strange Ital
ian, Lulgi Tarisio, who, in the begin
ning of the eighties, scoured the towns
and villages of Italy, and succeeded in
obtaining a large number of instru
ments of the best makes, which he
brought to England. These gradually
found their way into the hands of other
collectors.
One of the last remaining strongholds
of the hand-made violin is to be found
in the little village of Markneukirchen,
In Saxony. Here generations of vio
lin makers have been at work, and
those of today use the same benches
and live in the same houses as did their
ancestors. Here, is to be found the
"mqdern Stradivarius," the best maker
there, who has received a decoration
from the king of Saxony.
Inaccessible and quaint as it is, Mark
neuklrchen is in some respects modern.
A large business is done with the out
side world, and many dealers partly
supply their market from this source.
Other marks of progress which are
manifested are the reading of American
technical journals, and the rendition
of Sousa's compositions by the sundry
bands which the town affords.
Mechanicnl Violins.
There are performers who enjoy doing-
"stunts" on the violin. Two com
positions which lend themselves to this
are Paganlni's "Moto Perpetuo" and
Mozart's Overture from his "Figaro."
In the former the player Is called upon
to read considerably over 3,000 notes,
a feat which has been done in about
three minutes and a half.. At a per
formance of the Scots Guard, under the
leadership of F. W. Wood, the latter
piece, equally difficult as the first, was
played in a second or two under three
minutes and a half, and reported to
have been beautifully executed.
A recent invention brings the vio
lin within the class of the piano, in
asmuch as that instrument lends itself
to mechanical playing. This mechan
ical device was put on exhibition in
England, and is reputed to have given
wonderful results, the playing being
equal to that of a master musician.
The invention Is an arrangement
whereby the fingers of the player are
supplanted by a mechanical agency,
which In turn Is run by electric mo
tors driven by batteries. The result
not only is equal to human ability, but
beyond it, as both duets and quartets
can be rendered, all" four of the strings
being- in use at one time. This me
chanism Is the result of several year's
experiment and scientific research.
"Scientific Violin."
A Iondon scientist and inventor has
made what he calls a "scientific vio
lin." Instead of the usual sounding
board there is substituted a metal
trumpet, or resonator, and. a diaphragm
of aluminum. The Idea in doing away
withthe wooden sounding- board, and
using one of metal, was to construct
an instrument which would be equal
to those of AmatI and Stradivarius.
This means of attempting that end has,
to all reports, never been tried before,
as the sounding- board was the one fea
ture which received the greatest at
tention, especially from the Italian
makers.
Not having improved for over 100
years, the violin at the present time
fi composed of the same number of
parts as in the time of Stradivarius.
There are T0 in all, only two of which,
the strings and loop, are of any other
material than wood. The greatest bow
maker used to select his material from
billets of dye wood shippeck from Bra
zil. Sometimes it was necessary to go
through eight or 10 tons of this wood
before a few suitable i pieces were
found. The hair used in a bow is an
other point of Interest. The present
number used in a French bow ranges
from 175 to 250.
Cnrlons Instruments.
A curious Instrument was completed
not long ago. It was made entirely
of white Wrchwood toothpicks, of which
there were 3,374 used. Thomas Atkin
son, of Greensfork, Indiana, Is Its ma
ker and he' spent over a year in the
operation. Violinists have experiment
ed on the instrument, and they say that
it is not only a curlousity but an ex
ceptionally good violin.
ACanadian recently has invented a
new head for the violin, the idea being
to arrange it so that the player can
string his instrument without loss of
time. The pegs on which the strings
are tightened are removable, and can
be removed without detaching the
j string.
It Is the inventor's plan to furnish
additional pegs with the strings at
tached. It Is claimed that removing
the old string-, putting In a new one,
and tuning, consumes but 15 seconds,
and can be accomplished in the dark.
Tomorrow Laws of the Sea.
Tg
dafy
reletl with Quarels and hit him over
the head with a six shooter, then when
Dr. Loesser, a special ranger attempt
ed to take the gun away from him. he
fired a shot,, the bullet penetrating the
Santa Fe office window.
Considerable complaint is being made
regarding the noise made by the South
ern Pacific pump.
Beggars are very numerous in El Paso
at the present tlmee.
Cardinal Satolli is expected in El Paso
the end of this month. y
The value of El Paso county real es
tate for 1395 is figured at $S,SS4,2S1 of
which residents own $2,271,659; non res
idnets $S72,030; unrendered $377,930;
railroad stock and rails, $2.0SS,932.
-CT-rv-n 95 to 40 excursionists are mak
ing the trip to Mexico City each day.
Metal market: Silver 67c; lead $3;
copper, 9 l-4c; Mexican pesos, t4c.
and the doctors when they had finished
. declared him to be the bravest of boys.
1 Not a wail-of pain escaped the lips of
I the little chap as his shredded loins and
hips and fractured legs were pieceu to
gether without the production of a
profound anaesthesia.
Little Jesus Garcia will live, as he
wants to do. But he wiU Hve and a
is all. He will be a crlpple maybe
a public charge.
CITY TO OPEN BIDS 0
DISPOSAL PLANTS
March 3. city clerk McGhee will open
the bids for the construction of the
sewer and garbage disposal plants.
In September, 1908, $100,000 In bonds
for this purpose were Issued and sold.
Father and His
Boy
Their Latest Tabloid Sketcn.
'fLet Hubby AVork the Scrub Brush,"
By AmereMann
NELY married woman in an
Interview ha3 just said that
she believes men ought to be
taught how to sew, cook and scrub In
their boyhood days, just as well as the
girls," Father comments to his Bay,
as that amiable youth wanders in for
tne evening consumption of smoke.
"Let the Sawdust Twins dp the scrub
act. Why should hubby soil his lily
white mitts with such slavish toils?"
sarcastically queries Son.
"I think it Is a splendid idea," hope
fully retorts Father, preparing- to cham
pion the gentler sex with his accustomed
.optimism In regard to their frailties.
"Very punko, says I,' warmly re
sponds Son. "Nix on the sewing- bee or
cooking school matinee for mine A
man has far mort important things to
do than to sew on buttons, broil spa
ghetti or wash down the back steps."
"Of course he might not have xo do
things all the time," Father continues
encouragingly, "but I am sure any wife
wquld appreciate a man who knew how
tomake himself useful around the
house in case she happened to be ill or
away."
"Oh, what a lovely .chance," muses
Son. "And maybe wifie wouldn't so
to it like the little duckling- to the old
swimming hole. It's a hundred to one
that man's better half would turn out
a line of excuses to break away from
the gas stove that wouiu put a crimp
In any pinochle club member's finest
assortment. Would she appreciate such,
a hubby? "Would a Vassar girl eat a
chocolate arop?"
"I have yet too much faith in woman
kind," protests Father, "to believe that
she would resort to trickery to escape
performing her household duties."
"Oh, no, Mrs. Ben E, Dick isn't much
of an artist when it somes to handing
out lemons," replies Son, the coy cynic
"She merely sends 'em along" by the
crate. None of this 'be gentle to the
ferring dope in her little cateciiism. She
seems to tain that all hubby has to do
In the office is to look wise, keep his
feet on a rolltop desk and smoke high
priced cigars."
""Well, I am sure If she believes
that,", argues Father, "her mistake
is an honest one. Nearly half a cen
tury's experience with women has
strengthened my faith in their sincerity.
It's really true that a woman with a
family works every moment that she
isn't asleep, while a man gets through
in eight or 10 hours."
"Then you advocate a husband's hurrying-
home from the office, pinning- on
a big- gingham apron and getting- busy
with the scrub brush on the kitchen
floor, while wifie pounds the piano in
the parlor?" asks Son.
"Well, not exactly that," hedges
Father, as he catches a glimpse of Mrs.
Brightside listening- for the verdict in
the dining- room beyond. "He ought to
be glad and willing, though, to leap
Into a breach in case of an emergency,"
he adds, evasively.
"Dad," begins Son, mournfully, 'Tm
afraid you've never fully appreciated
what a blessing- you have in me an
only son. Take it from me, if Mother
had been obliged to struggle with a
large family Papa .would have spent his
evening- hours juggling- pots and pan3
In the kitchen sink instead of playing
pinochle with the Neversleeps."
"Your Mother, sir," answers Fath
er, with a sudden assumption of dig
nity meant to crush, "has always known
my sentiments in regard to man's- artti
tude toward woman. 'Oh, woman, love
ly woman! Nature made thee to tem
per man; we had heen brutes without
thee!" he quotes.
"She sure is there with the temper,"
assents Son, "and if she didn't have us
poor ginks to practice on there'd be an
anvil chorus In skirts that would put
on the blink the very best little min
strel troupe that ever hit the one night
stands."
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MAYBE HE FORGOT TO GIVE CREDIT
. El Paso, Feb. 14th, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Having read In Monday's Herald, an
article entitled "The Dog, Man's Most
Faithful of AH Friends." and signed
I. M. White. I should like to say that
perhaps well informed readers would
have been more deeply impressed haa
the article been entitled "Senator Geo.
G. Vest's Eulogy on the Dog-," It being
an address tO the jury made by the
late senator Vest of Missouri in the
course of the trial of a man? who had
shot a dog belonging to a neghbor.
Yours Very Truly,
A Missouriaa
MEXICO MINES.
From San Antonio Light.
Minister Limantour, of Mexico, has
just Issued a bulletin dealing- with the
production of precious metals In the
southern republic This report indicates
that Mexico has in Canada, a rival In
the production of silver. The lower
price of, this metal is, in this report,
attributed partially to the increased
production in the north, which, how
ever, has its compensation for those
interested in mining- in Mexico, in th
fact that the amount of gold mixed is
showing an enormous gain. In 1S91
only 2,000,000 worth of gold was minel
while during the past year 'more than
$45,000,000 worth of the precious metal
was extracted. In spite of the deprecia
tion in the value of silver, the amount
mined shows a steady increase and
minister Limantour does not take a
very hopeSl attitude In discussing- a
better market.
The mining of argentiferous ores U
increasing the values of the product?
of Mexican mines and the production
of more lead, zinc, iron, copper and an
timony will more than offset the los3
due to the low price of silver ore.
o
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