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Friday, February 18, 1910. L PASa Established April, 1881. The El Paso Herald Includes also, by absorption an! succession. The Dally News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Tribun. The Graphic. The Sun, The Advertiser, Tha Independent, The Journal, The Republican. The Bulletin. - ' MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS AUD A3IER. JfEWSP. PUBLISHERS' ASSOCl Satered at the El Paso Postoftice for Transmission at Second Class Bates. Dedicated to the service of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham plon, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed. BelL Auto. f Business OBlcs ..........o... 115 111& HERALD , i Editorial Rooms .....2020 2020 YSSLEPHONKS. " Society Reporter 1019 t Advertising' department 116 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Etf.ny Eerald. per month, 60c; per year. $7. Weekly Herald, per year, $2. The Daily Herald is delivered by carriers in El Paso, East El Paso, Fort Silas and Towne. Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at 60 cents a month. A subscriber desiring: the address on his paper changed -will please state la hjs communication both the old and the new address. COMPLAINTS. Subscribers failfn to get The Herald promptly should call at the office or telephone No. 115 before 6:30 p. xu. All complaints will receive prompt attention. GUARANTEED CIRCULATION. The Herald bases all advertising rflntrapr? nr a k Th Association af American Advertisers has r the cscuianon of this guarantee of more t report of asch eiammauon it on file a the than twice the L Mw York ofice Qf tlie Association. No other El Paso, t othct " .dreulaaoa guaranteed. Arizona. New b Mexico or west ? nr lr: N. 000 copies. w .,.. . --. . Why the Advance In Cost? SOME unusually large advances in the price of the ordinary food products have been made, according to government figures, in the past eleven years. The why of it all is still unsolved. The different states are starting inquiries into the high cost of living and the congress ef the United States has started a similar investigation. What they will find out is problematical, but the fact that tie advance has come and that the consumer faces it, is a reality and a stern one. The demand can hardly be said to have increased so largely in eleven years as to cause such a tremendous advance in the prices of food products, and it is certain that the man who raises them has not had his price increased in any such ratio as on the dif ferent articles of food as sold to the consumer. It is true that the wages of labor have advanced considerably and thus the cost of handling and manufacturing food products has been advanced to a certain ex tent, but even this, added to the increased price which the farmer now receives over his prices of eleven years ago, should not be sufficient to warrant the high prices charged to the consumer. The department of commerce and labor has just submitted figures to congress on the increase in the prices of food. The figures show the rise from 1899 to 1908, and, presuming that there has been no increase since 1908 and that those prices are the same as now prevail if anything there has been a further advance it is hard to see where there is reason for such a tremendous advance; it loots like the trusts" were doing some squeezing somewhere. For purposes of comparison, the prices in 1899 are used as normal, and the percentages of increase were about as follows: Bread Wholesale, 25.1; retail, 4.0. Butter Wholesale, Elgin, 29.8; creamery, extra, 27.5; dairy, $24.6; retail, 30.6; no quality indicated. . , Cheese Wholesale, 26.9; retail, 20.3. ' Coffee Wholesale, 3 J9; detail, 5.0. Eggs New laid, wholesale, 39.8; retail, 36.2. Wheat FlourWholesale, spring, 43.6; winter, 26.8;. retail, 24.4; no quality indicated. "- . - , Lard Wholesale, 63.3; retail, 38.2. - " Beef Wholesale, fresh, 11.8; salt, 41.9; retail, 14.9; salt, 10.6. Dressed Mutton Wholesale, 21.4; .retail, .26.8. T ' Bacon Wholesale, 54.5; retail, 52.9. -' Ham Whoesale, 21.9; retail, 31.8. Milk Potatoes, 30; retail, 18.1. Milk Whoesale, 30; retail, 18.1. Potatoes Wholesale, 70.6; retail, 25.5. - v o It is easier to be a good servant than a good master, and, generally speaking, there are more of the former than of the latter. o Soon you can go down either San Antonio or San Francisco streets to the union station, which will be a great convenience and worth the price. v o A manNalways admires his wife when she looks well. Therefore, she should always look well and he will always admire her. o Why not change the route of the depot cars and have them come back to the city over San Francisco street instead of around Overland? Instead of taking peo ple off down through the railroad yards immediately on arrival here, it would bring them up a nicely paved, well lighted street, right into the heart of the city in one minute. . o The Elephant T HE appointment of R. F. Burges and H. B. Holt as special counsel to assist United States district attorney David J. Leahy in the work of prosecuting the condemnation suit for the site for the Elephant Butte dam is most grati fying news to the people of the Rio Grande valley. The matter of -this condemnation requires a lot of time, as there are many un tangled ends to be gathered up, and, busy as he is with the affairs of bis office, Mr. Leahy no doubt warmly welcomes the help that has been given him, as Mr. Holt and Mr. Burges are thoroughly familiar with every part of the work. Mr. Holt is president and attorney for the water usees of the upper valley! and Mr. Burges represents the water users of the lower valley in a legal way; both know every phase of the case and can help largely to get the condemnation matter dis posed of in good time, so that work can be pushed forward.. The appointments of these two men shows the interest that is being exhibited in the work at Washington by the officials there; it proves that they want to see the work go forward as rapidly as possible. Deserving credit is due to congres's man Smith for pushing this matter, and to Felix Martinez, of the El Paso -valley water users for the steps he has taken locally to forward the work. A newspaper heading says that "El Paso men own good property in Arizona." Arizona is like El Paso any Arizona property is good property. . n Another lost mine has been found in Mexico. Let us only hope this turns out more real than most of the "lost mines" that have been found in the past few years. o f Floral Park is the name of a new addition to a Texas town, probably so named after the fashion oEI Paso's Washington park of the old days. They said it was called Washington park because there were no trees to be cut down. . o - An expert now declares that single men live longer than married ones, thus establishing the truth of the old joke about married men not really living longer than single ones, but only thinking they do. . o The Herald will print no more communications on either side of the question of "northern" and "southern" gentlemen. Both sides have had a fair fling. Sev eral communications have been printed on each side7 of the question, and others ate on hani, but it is a useless piece of foolishness to continue such a controversy. As a correspondent says today: "A man is either a gentleman or he is not, re gardless of where he is born." This is one country and we are one people. South erners permeate the north and west and westerners'and northerners permeate the south. Courtesy) is as common in one region as another and it comes from all alike, regardless of place of birth. As a general thing there is an inclination upon the part of people to attribute all politeness to the natives of their particular region and clime; this in the north as well as in the south, but these people are mistaken. A gentleman will be a. gentleman anywhere; and the locality of his birth has) nothing to do with it. HERALD EERALD 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 legally author ized to receive it. examined and certified to publication. The detail J Secret J .. r . t , , , , Butte Dam . fc.A J a iLLdJX NCLE WALT'S IFF is pretty cheap and yellow, and it often bores a fellow, if he thinks r akout his trcixblcs through the long and weary day. if he talks about his sor- JL rows, laying"bets that all tomorrows will be just as stale and somber, just as grewsome and as gray. Ah. the world is what e make it; if e fuss around and rake it, hustling for a crop of trouble, we'll have windrows high and ide; but it will not pay for reaping, and the thrahers will be weeping when they see the scurvy harvest that has been THE HARVEST 3cur boast and pride. If you fire all thought of sadness, and go raking round for gladness, if you just insist that worry take its grip and trunk, and roam, you are sure to find the mowing pays for all the work and sowing, and the thrashers will be whooping on the day of Harvest Home. All my metaphors are tangled, and this rhyme is badly jangled, hut you'll doubtless catch its meaning if you use a hook and line; do not mind the ills that bore you, nor the clouds that threaten o'er you; ever)- day provides its solace and tomorrow will be fine! Copyright, 1903. by Georse Mattbews a Is Castro Coming Home? May Join Brother Zelaya Washington. D. C. reb. 17. Hist: Likewise sh-h-h-h and us-s-sh! That daring: and marvelous old man. senor Cipriano Castro, one time president of Venezuela and head, of the revolution trust. Is at large. HeTe on the bounding deep, with the prow of his trusty boat turned toward the land he used to rob. "Worst of all, the state department does not knowjvhat he intends to do. He embarked at Malaga, Spain, several days ago and remarked in a ruffian like whisper that he was going to the Canary Islands as his ,first stop. But the worst is yet to come. The state department suspects, in fact fears, that senor Jose Zelaya, who has just left Mexico for Belgium because this hemisphere got too hot to hold him, has a rendezvous with senor Cipriano in the Canary Islands. Mr. Knox Is frank to say that at this time he ddes not know whether these two bold buccaneers inttend to meet there or not. They may have fixed up a pact to incorporate a company to raise canaries or eggs. But again hark and hist! They mav be conspiring to grab off a country in Cen- tral America or South America and whack it up among themselves. Being tne greatest international wliackers in , captivity, they cause alarm in official circles. Not every president down near the equator will think his brass braid is safe when he hears that senor Zelaya and senor Castro may meeet in the Ca- naries. Mr. Ivnox prevented senor Castro re turning to Venezuela and he also shooed senor Zelaya Qut of this part of the 1 world. The possibility of his work be- lng undone is too much. The Revolution union may be revived. Hist! f (From The Herald H Years SHELDON OFFERS A NEW Active steps are being taken for the construction of a building ror the T. M. C. A. L. M. Sheldon, proprietor of the Sheldon block, has offered to erect a pressed brick and adobe building 40x 120 feet on San Antonio street, immedi ately opposite the courthouse or on Mesa avenue, opposite St. Clement's church. It is proposed to have an assembly room, four bathrooms and a gymnasium, but the plans have not yet been decided upon. Maj. Llewellyn, of Las Craees, who is in the city today says tnat he has re ceived a telegram announcing that the Pecos Valley Irrigation and Hallway company has gone Into the hands of a receiver. Today is Shrove Tuesday and tomor row will be Ash Wednesday, the begin ning of Lent. I Friends of Parson Tays nave present ed a new memorial window to St. Clem ent's church, and it will be installed' shortly while the old one will be moved back of the choir. The machinery for the artesian well is hung up somewhere between this city and Fort Worth. The freight traffic over the Southern Pacific continues heavy. A 40 pound candle in the window of "Jesus Wouldn't Belong Country Club Cotulla, Tex.T'eb. 12, 1910. Editor El Paso Herald: I saw not .long ago a piece in The Herald headed, "If Jesus Belonged to the Country Club, What Then?" If Jesus was in this world today walking on the streets among men he would not belong to the Country club. Jesus came into this world to save publicans and sinners, jiot to mingle with them, taking a part in their sinful ways. "Remember the Sabbath day to keep if holy;" then try to imagine Jesus go ing to the Country club on the Sabbath day, eating, drinking playing cards, chasing golf balls, and doing many oth er things they do at the Country club. I would as soon think of Jesus drink ing out of "golden goblets at the feast of Belshazer" as to think of him dining at a banquet at the Country clubhouse We, are commanded to follow after the meek and lowly Jesus, and to let whatsoever we do be done to the honor and glory of God. Bedecking ourselves with jewels and costly apparal, and spending our time in revelry and worldly amusements is not doing things to the honor and glory jivi. uwiuj, iuiu6o iu mc nuuur una giory of God, nor doing things that would be well pleasing in his srght." j Denatured Poem Obtum 6am. GA&i When Richard Bartholdt, of Mis souri, is not busy fixing the Republican pork barrel in the shape of a public buildings bill he is riding his favorite hobby of universal peace. Mr. Bartholdt can talk about unnecessary expenditure of money as readily as Champ Clark can predict that the next congress will b Democratic Over in his office in -the house office building Mr. Bartholdt Has two desks. One of them he calls tfie "peace desk." The other is called the "war desk." A member of the house who is thoroughly familiar with Mr. Bartholdt's hobby dropped into the office one day recently. "Bartholdt," said the member, "why don't you live up to what you preach." "Explain yourself." said Mr. Bart holdt, with his delicious German ac cent. "You keep two , desks symbolical of peace and war, do you not?" asked the member, "Sure," replied the peace advocate. "Very well. The next time you make a speech in the house complaining about battleship appropriations and army ap- propriations and ask us to embrace the German emporer and the tsar of Russia In fond embrace and swear newr to so i . -. - --,- to war I'm going to call attention to those two desks. I'm gc.ng to relate that on a visit to your orrice I found the Vnr desk the center or your activity, crowded with papers and covered with your mail. In -what condition do I find your 'peace desk? It is by its lonely self over in the corner, covered with dust and empty as a poor man's noeketbook Whereupon the member hustled out of the office before Mr. Bartholdt had a chance to explain why ne preferred to work at the "war desk - of this date, 1S36) To A day ST" TO ERECT Y. M. C. A. BUILDING Slack & Co., was lighted two days ago, and but little of it has bean consumed. The county commissioners have re scinded their order for the Australian ballot system for the ensuing election in the city, on the motion of city attor ney Townsend, who claimed that it was illegal because the petition was signed by less than 500 voters. Police inspectors Duffy, Hays and Sanderson, of Chicago, were in the city to see the fiht. Duffy ts still here, but the others have gone home. There, was a pleasant party last nighSl in tne rooms of the El Paso club. Col lector Davis, special agent Whitehead, of the treasury department, and deputy collector Magoffin entertained governor Ahumada, of Chihuahua, Gen. MaL-ry, of Texas, marshal Hall, of Santa b'e, N. M., and city treasurer Moye. of Chihua hua. - At a meeting of the- newspaper corre spondents today, it was Gecided to draw resolutions thanking 'manager .Steele, of the Western Union, for the courtesies shown them. Dr. Van Cleave, of Eddv, N. M., ha.3 removed to this city. "The Chimes of 2Cormandie" will be presented futight at the opera house. Metal market Silver. 67 3-c; iead, $3; copper, 9 l-4c; Mexican pesos, 54c. To Or Go To Rapes Some people say, "It is no harm to go to horse racing, it -s onlv pleasant amusement and recreation." Do the crowds that gather at the races the gamblers that go there "to bet on the races, down to the jockey that rides the norses. look like they were following "In f. fcreiw?" Imagine Jesus perched on a rubber tired rig, behinfl a bob-tailed ""o- suing to the I heard a church member say she "ex- pected to damo or i .. t, n,i n n?'0Ue eTer hear of Jesus spending hn? uf reelry in a ballroom? No! ",l?ei ,e heard of where he spent a ntr e "garden of Gethsemane." hiV agonizing and weeping until he sweat great drops of blood. tbn o a-n "ftho once f 11Ied the pulpit and VoM fds vent out on Sunday and had o eState- said glad he TO o? tZ?f tne old 'Straight jacket" r f thlklng and dorng. or le,n,ay set out of the straight jack tw v ODS0,e "rselves with the thought tnat the world has changed aud people ! J?ecomo more enlightened and get into the ways of the present day and time, but we will all hav to irive an account far u j , .. , j., 7 -. S h" 1I 1 deeds done ln tlie body -""" "rs RusselL Canadian Winter Sports sy . Frederic '.T- Haskin SKATING, COASTING AND SNOW SHOEING " CANADA is the home of winter sports on .this continent, and as !oon as Jack Frost makes his ap pearance the people of the Dominion prepare to make merry. The great number of healthful, invigorating out door pastimes and sports makes it a gala season for all. January and Feb ruary are the months when the sports are probably at their best, especially In Montreal, as the ice carnival is held there during that time. To the majontj of Americans, who know little or nothing of the joys re sulting from months of snow, the thought of tobogganing, ski-running, skating and ice-yachting suggests se vere weather. The truth of the mat ter Is that the Canadian climate is far superior to Its reputation. The brac ing effect of northern air is shown In the rosy cheeks of the women and the active, robust types of men that are encountered on every hand. Hockey the Winter Game. Hockey is the great winter game of Canada, and the Dominion players are the finest in the world. It is played upon the ice and all participants, in cluding the referee, wear skates. The contests occur both in rinks and outof doors. There are seven men to the team, and all carry stout hickory clubs with curved ends, something like the old fashioned shinny sticks of Ireland. At either end of the ice field, which must be at least 50 yards in length, there is a goal consisting of a net strung on a framework. A round, flat piece of solid rubber, called a puck, is put in motion and the contesting sides struggle to land this lively missile in the opposition's goal. A hockey match is pronounced by all authorities to be one of the most ex citing games played in any country. It is exceedingly fast, and from the spec tators point of view, -uncommonly rough. It appears so on account of the high rate of speed which olayers at tain. ..They come together in their scrimmages with a momentum that shakes the onlooker's teeth. No one without plenty of grit has any busi ness In a hockey match, because there aru1aliTays stars and sparks aplentr while the game is yet young. Team Work in Play. Although the puck .may be lifted from one end of the field to the other on the fly." it is generally advanced on the ice by short, swift passes from Pv.aL1r t0 PIayer all maneuvering and shifting with lightning-like rapidity puaiuon ana advantage. While clever stick handling is of course a requisite, the main essential of an ex pert hockey player is good skating, and these matches afford marvalous exhibitions of the art. The astonishing feature of tht e in the eyes of -the novice, is the force Early Day Journalism In the City Of El Paso By L. H. The destruction of the old adobe build ing east of the present postoffice re calls a thrilling episode of the place when it was the home of the dailv Times. In the-summer of 1S83, an adventur ous Englishman named Shaw-Eady, came to El Paso and soon Ingratiated himself Into the confidence of a number of the leading men of the frontier city. At that time "Parson,"-John Wilxins Taj-s, Col. Slade, excol lector of customs, and J. R. Curry, capitalist, were the owners of the Times, which was a struggling daily journal. Shaw-Eady was employed as editor, A. G. Foster, manager, and W. A. Hawkins was city editor, Tex Wimber ly was foreman. Shaw-Eady, who evidently was inno cent of the ways of the frontier, began a system of personal and sensational journalism that would nave delighted William Hearst. There was a murder trial going on In the district court be fore judge Falvey, in which for some reason the "hyphenated editor," as he I was called, took a deep interest. In an editorial he intimated that the district attorney, G. F. Neill, was not Dushins the prosecution with the vigor the crime demanded. Judge Foster and Shaw-Eady a few hours after the paper came out were go ing out of the! door when they saw the district attorney coming from Tvhere the posto'ffice now is, holding a double bar rel shotgun in one hand a six shooter in the other. Neill rushed out into the street to get a more sweeping view of the front door of the office, and, seeing the editor, leveled his shotgun toward him. The editor, instantly taKIng in the situation, pushed Foster over backward into the door and fell over ntm Just as Neill fired both barrels of the shotgun in that direction. The shot smashed the top of the door to pieces and over Shaw Eady's head. Dogs, Gossips, Children and Smokers Touched Up Editor El Paso Herald. There seems to be considerable dif ference of opinion in regard to dogs. Arguments are useless in cases of this kind. Why will people persist in wrangling? As for myself, I love dogs not only mj- dog, but all dogs. I have known dozens who profess to just adore dogs, who kick and abuse any canine not belonging to themselves. This class usually "love" dogs because they have a pedigree (the owner is often not so fortunate) or they are class winners, etc. They are proud of them; that is all. To really love dogs, one loves and cares well for all. from the thorough- I bred to the little homeless creature left to starve and be kicked by every two legged brute that passes. Tner-i - o unselfish There is one practice among men friend, nor a more reliable protector j that should be stopped, and that is than a. dog, and it j would be better j smoking in the cars, or on the plat world if some self styled Christians j forms. I fieiieve ' the superintendent patterns ""- - o - "..,. ana honor. As to muzzles, a rabid dog is less dangerous tot a community (as a mad dog does not attack a person unless he is attacked or touched) than the tireless gossips, who by their evil tongues ruin many lives and leave broken hearts in their wake as they go prancing on delighting in their fiendish work of making life a purga tory for those with- whom they come in contact, even indirectly. I. "M. White, .in- your, paper of the 14th, has a xg-ood plea. . but -woutdn't I of the collisions between the players and the manner in which all seem to invite danger from this cause. A much hjgher rate of speed is attained by the contestants than is possible in any game played on foot, yet they come to gether with no seeming regard for the consequepces. xi is quue remarKaDie that serious accidents are so few in number. A hockey match is played in two 30-minute halves, with an inter mission of 10 minutes. It is character istic that almost all experts at this game are small of stature. The Game of Lacrosse. vLacrosse is not a winter game, yet it always must be mentioned in the same breath with hockey, because the principles of the two are similar and both are native to Canada. Lacrosse,-ia the national sport of the Dominion. More people can be mustered for a championship exhibition of this favor ite game than possibly could be got together on any other occasion. Whether it is because there is a stick to handle, or that it requires grit, itris conceded that lacrosse is an Irishman's game. The Shamrocks of Montreal, have been the world's champions most of the time during the past 15 years, and the list of players during that period shows more Murphy s than any other name. Lacrosse was originally an Indian game. It was played in the open coun try with an unlimited number of play ers upon each side. In the big games which were played on certain occa sions, one ent-Ire tribe would be pitted against another. Later when contests were -inaugurated between picked sauad of Indians and whites, the red j men invariably won. But after stricter rules had been imposed the hai'dy braves gradually lost their prowess, until now there Is no Indian team that can hold its own against the white players. I Skating in Canada., Skating is the universal pastime of Canada. It is not unusual for a native to learn the stroke at 6 years of age and to keep in practice until he is 60. The "winter at homes," given outof doors at government house in Ottawa, with huge bonfires to provide light and heat for those in attendance, are most enjoyable affairs. On account of skating being so pop ular in Canada it follows that there la a demand for skates of approved style and quality. The expert will have only those made of the finest tempered steel. All those who engage in sports, such as hockey and racing, and most of those who skate for pleasure, use runners that are attached to a special pair of strong boots thar lace tightly abou the ankle for support. lng the statin In the scrimmages which occur dur- ames it frequently DaiX Neill then holding his pistol in his teeth, began reloading his shotgun again for another shot, but some friends seized him and led him avrsy. Meanwhile Eady ran out of the back door, butting In to foremanTex Wimbeny. a little fellow and falling over him. He disappeared, but returned soon after with a little English bulldog pistol in his hand hunt ing for his would-be destroyer. His thirst foj gore was soon subdued, and he made a complaint before justice Loomis, and Neill was arrested. The whole thing savored so much of a comic tragedy that nothing was ever done with the re doubtable district attorney. Shaw-Eady quit journalism and induced the warm hearted Parson and Peter Kern, the jew eler, to join him in the cattle business and merchandising in Mexico; it almost caused Mr. Kern to go into bankruptcy and ruined the good Parson financially. Finally, drifting doVn to Durango. Mexico, in 1835. the Englishman was shot ana Killed by a Texas caztlaman. In 1SS5, with whom he was associated,' for Innocently appropriating all the monev they had received from tne sale of some cattle owned by them jointly. Col. Hinton, famous in the annals of Kansas in old abolition days, then be came editor of the Times in' the same building. Becoming enraged one day at foreman Tex Wimberly ror not making up his forms as he wished them, the colonel drew his pistol to enforce his j uiiuus, uut xiie iore-man was too quick for the old man and knocked him down with tre iron type stick. The- little family disturbance was happily smooth ed over by the kind "offices of the good Parson. Manager Foster soon tired of the strenuous life of journalism and re sumed the practice of law, and city edi tor Hawkins went to Silver City, where he followed the editorial vocation awhile until he also entered the legal profes sion. it have been as well had he given credit for it to senator Vest, who wrote the eulogy and gave it to the jury? As to northern and southern cour tesy, that Is absurd. A man is either a gentleman or he Is not, be he born and reared in the jungle. I have had to stand in a car only once, have often I had several men at once offer their seat, but I have never failed to thank them, not merely a grunt, but a spoken 'thank jtou." I do not see why a man who has paid his fare is not entitled to' his seat as well as the child who has not paid a penny, yet many a wo man sits staring at tired men standing while a child that could -sit upon her lap sits in a seat, often rubbing hanJs ct-flr-. TtrltVl non" trtr Tl,lf s..n xt- gQWns of other passengers. ' does all he can there are notices In the cars, but often men, at least I suppose they pass as men. smoke se renely away. Sunday afternoon a very well dressed person stood in the front doorway smoking the entire distance, the smoke coming back into the car! Some conductors stand and blow the smoke into the car so one can hardly blame a "mere passenger" for disre garding the rules can they? One womtt judge by the manner of these smok. ers that ElPaso has neither "north erners nor southerners. ' Mrs. E. L. happens that skates are broken, and as a precaution against accidents of this kind those who take part usually have finely sharpened duplicate pairs In their dressing rooms. There is one point concerning skat ing which should be noted. It does not follow that an athlete who is an exceptionally fast runner will be an equally swift skater, in fact the rulo seems to be rather to the contrary. Skating Is an art in Itself, the knack of which some possess naturally and which others cannot attain with any amount of practice. Toboggan Slidis- - Another poptUar form of amusement in Canada during the winter season is the toboggan slide, the parent of the exciting aquatic diversion known as tno "chute-the-chutes." The best slides are natUral hills, with a short, steep drop at he beginning to give momen- turn, followed by a long gradual descent leading to a leVel plain below. There is a slide in Montreal following this description which is a mile in length, and the entire course has been made in 50 seconds. Unlike the chute-the-chute there 13 no mechanical arrangement for trans portation up the Incline, and it takes fully half an hour to retrace the ground that may be covered in less than a minute on the way down. When there is a large crowd on the course three or four trips are all that a party can make in an evening. It is needless to say that this wild flight down the slippery surface of the incline is Intensely exciting. After a start is made there is no turning back, and the girls have no time to think" of their back hair or anything else ex cept to hold on for dear life. Of course when such terrific speed is attained, "spill" might result disastrously, but such accidents as occur infrequently are due entirely to carelessness. A sled may be capsized if the weight la not properly distributed, and a rear end collision may occur if a heavily loaded sled is started after a lighter one without allowing ample time to elapse. The steering is done by stick ing' one loot out behind like a rudder. The big slides are very carefully man aged in order to provide good service and prevent unpleasant occurrences. A corps of care-takers are in .charge, and season tickets are sold to only as many as can be conveniently accommodated. SnoTv-Sheelag. Snow-shoeing is another standard winter pastime of the Canadians, and it frequently is resorted to for purposes of utility as well as pleasure. It is not so difficult to learn as skating. The novice can start right off, provided his shoes are properly strapped on. , The trick of successful snow-shoeing is not so much in the stride as in beinff correctly "hitched up." The act is not one of sliding as in skating: it Is merely walking on the framework bottoms which are wida enough to prevent sinking .into the snow. One cannot go forward as rapidly on snow-shoes as he can walk over hard ground in ordinary foot wear, but he can pass rapidly over deep soft snow in which he would certainly become stalled without them. Experts at darling. Curling is another sport in which the Canadians are expert. Although originally from Scotland, as far as can be learned, the game has reached a greater perfection in Canada. In Scot land it Is played in the open, while in the Dominion it is played in, covered rinks, usually as an evening pastime The superiority of Canada's players over those of Scotland was fully illus trated last year, when for the first time, a team visited Scotland to play a series of match games and returned victorious. Icy YaclitiHZ. Ice yachting has numberless de votees. For this sport Toronto is the headquarters. The yachts are light frameworks set on three skates. To time the speed of these craft 4s a diffi cult matter. What is considered to ba the fastest time made on Toronto Bay was some years ago when John Han Ion sailed 20 miles In 211A minutes. Another record run was a mile in a minute and a half, which time inqjuded starting, covering the distance, and rounding up. Even it there are a few Inches of snow on the ice the yachting is not affected, broader runners being used. Montreal and Ottawa are headquar ters for horse racing on the ice, as In 1 both these places it is possible to lay out a circular track. The vehicles used on these occasions are similar to tilosa in other races, except that runners ar substituted for wheels. WITH he J7xchatiges PROGRESSIVE SILVER CITY". From Roswell (N. M.) Record. Silver City Is moving. Recently It voted a bond issue of ?25,000 for the building of a school house, and is now preparing to vote for a nond Issue for the construction of a sewerage system. o NEW MEXICO AS A STATE. From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican. Remember that detp-.te the Beverida statehood bill, New Mexico as a state will have certain constitutional rights that it does not have as a territory. No matter how objectionable the condi tions that may be imposed ror admis sion to statehood, they are only a modi cum of what congress may and can do to a territory. . , o SAFETY FOR MINERS. From Belen (N. M.) TriDune. The enormous slaughter of miners during the past week, much of it caused by gross carelessness and mismanage ment on the part of those in control of mines throughout the United States, calls loudly for stringent legislation bj- con gress to remedy the rause by a more rigid system of supervision and inspec tion. o . NEED FOR SPRINKLER. From Toyah (Tex.) Advocate. The sprinkling wagon is about to ba disturbed againl Isnt it a shame! There it lay for the past two months, dozing serenely; thinking it's purpose in life was to sit and bask in God's sunshine. Now comes the rude awakening that it must work parade up and aown certain streets, in a noble endeavor to keep down the dust. Wnat a shock to the sensitive nature of that pretty, yellow wagon. o T,rVE LONG IX EL PASO. From San Angelo (Tex.) Standard. A man lived in El Pasomd Juarea 90 years before he died. Good proof of the climate we have hereabouts.El Paso Herald. If that man had lived in Concholand he would still be alive with many use ful years ahead of him. This climate la so invigorating that it puts new life into the Invalid and more of It than any other climate ln the world. Rosv cheeked maidens and strong robust men are as thick vout here as bees in a hive, and all live to a ripe old ase.