EDITORIAL AND MAGAZINE PAGE
Friday, February 25, 1910.
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The Conservation Wave
CONSERVATION is the keynote of the world today. Conservation of forests,
conservation of water, conservation of game, conservation of birds, conserva
tion of everything is the one great cry, not only of the United States hut of
the world, and it is not a. hohhy, hut a necessity. There has been such a wilful de
struction of timher, animal life, hird life and other things of this character that
the world is in danger from the destruction. It is time to call a halt The cry is
aot raised a hit too soon.
The latest' conservation movement to take concrete form.Js.that for saving the
plumage hirds of the universe.
To urge the world powers to finite in checking the commercial butchery that is
knows, to be rapidly exterminating the most valuable bird species from the face of
the globe, a conservation movement of international scope has been organized in
Kew York. At the fifth quinquennial convention of the International Ornithologi
cal congress, which will be held in Berlin on May 30th, an American representative
from the National Association of Audubon societies has been instructed to present
for the consideration of the nations a plan for uniform protection against the army
tff poachers that scour the earth to supply its great millinery markets with the
plumage of billions of the birds, on whose natural activities the human race must
iepend for agricultural prosperity and sanitary safety. To enlist Mexico in a tri
parite agreement with the "United States and Canada in the interest of the migra
tory birds of the North American continent, a representative from this country is
also preparing to appear before the Mexican congress.
Heaaed by the National Association of Fish and Game commissioners, the
North American Fish and Game Protective association and the American Ornitholo
gists' union, as well as the National Association of Audubon societies, this cam
paign of protest against the rapid destruction of the feathered resources of every
land will be carried from this country to all civilized nations. Testimony from
the foremost agricultural and hygienic scientists showing the great part played by
the insect eaters in (checking crop pests and by the sea birds in averting pestilence,
is now being prepared as proof of the immediate need of their international pro
tection. Until the authorities of every nation join to check the illegal raids of the
scouts for the millinery markets, who
widely each year, the ornithologists declare, no hope can be held out against quick
and final extinction of the most- useful bird species that inhabit every land.
Details of the recent raid of Japanese poachers upon the bird reserves of the
United States about Hawaii have just been received and will he laid before the com
ing international conference with the growing demand for reciprocal hird protection
among the nations. Ten tons of the feathers of valuable Pacific-American species
with the skins and wings of over 259,000 birds have "been found to be some of the
booty that the revenue cutter Thetis brought hack with 25 subjects of Japan who
had "been landed on American soil to put in a year at killing and mutilating the
tame flocks on these remote islands. "While the value of these bloody trophies to
the wholesale millinery market is estimated at some $100,000, the bird life that
the Japanese destroyed in taking them is calculated to he worth to the people of
this country at least a million dollars.
"As lomg as billions of the most economically valuable hirds of the earth may
he destroyed in some countries and shipped to the millinery centers in other's, it
will be impossible to prevent their ultimate extinction," said William Dutcher,
president of the National Association of Audubon societies. "For instance, the
bird of paradise one of. the most striking and beautiful of nature's creations is
now on the verge of extinction. The sale of its plumage cannot be checked until
the natiOBS cooperate to this end. This trade in feathers as the chief cause of the
world's alarming loss of its bird resources which are essential to the health and
prosperity of the human race everywhere- Migratory hirds know no geographical
lines aad we do not helieve their existence should be menaced any longer by the
lack of the uniform protective laws we propose to advocate to the world , powers."
It is time to check the slaughter.
Now they say Taft is going to use the whip to pass his measures. The whip
may be all "right, hut nothing will ever heat the big stick.
A St. Louis man was arrested the other day for tearing up his wife's carpet.
Pretty soon they will he denying St. Louis men the right to chastise their -wives
The Irish Nationalists may be strong enough to force home rule concessions
from the British parliament. By force is the only way they will ever get it, from
all indications. '
Keep the Girls
IF PARENTS could fully assure themselves that their daughters would receive in
an EI Paso private school every advantage of the best eastern, northern, and
western schools, without the fear and bitterness of years of separation and di
vided families during the loveliest time of girlhdod, they would gladly choose such
a school rather than send their children far away.
It is confUence in the truth of this assertion that leads a score or more of the
most prominent and public spirited business men to give their time, money, and
energy toward organizing and financing the El Paso School For Girls, plans for
which are now perfecting.
The school will be in capable hands, and will have a teaching force adequate to
the highest class of work, and by "highest class" is not meant merely scholarship,
but the well rounded education that makes a woman a more useful and a happier
member of the social body. The training will be many sided, and every need of the
young girl will be wisely met
It is hoped to make this school fully representative of El Paso and the south
west. No clique 13 promoting it, but the group of most enthusiastic workers is
formed on a basis of common interest in securing for El Paso a girls' school of the
highest grade, that will be in affiliation with the highest American schools, and
that will offer our southwestern girls every advantage, including that of nearness
to the homes o'f their parents. f.
The project is every way deserving of generous financial support.
Fort Worth has secured Kansas City's park expert, Kessler, to plan a city
beatifuL, and what is best, the city has decided to follow out the plan. El Paso
aceos to outline seme derimte system of
Paso is yet young enough to do this successfully.
Down about Midland they suspect El Paso saloon men of shipping in liquor to
the prohibition drinkers. And probably their suspicions are right Were it not
for rubbing it in rather hard .on poor Midland, we would suggest shipping some of
cur saloon keepers down there, too. We could spare a lot of them.'
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are scouring the ends of the earth more
parks and keep toit as she grows El
LIKE to think that when I'm dead, my restless soul unchained, the things that
worn' my fat bead will then all be explained. This fact a lot of sorrow
hrings. throughout this weary land; there are so many, many things, we do
net understand! Oh. why -is Virtue oft oppressed, and scourged and beaten down,
while Yiee.vith gems of East and West, is flaunting through the -town ? And win
is childhoodfslfaee with tears of sorrow often stained? When I have reached the
shining spheres, these things "iwitfbe explained. AVhy does-
the' poor man go to jail, because he steals a trout, while
LOOKING wealthy men who steal a, whale quite easily stay out? Why
FORWARD does affliction dog the man, who earns two hones a day, who,
though he try the lest he can. ean't drive the wolf away?
Why does -the weary woman -sew. to earn a pauper's gain,
while scores of gaudy spendthrifts -blow their -wealth for dry champagne? Why
do we send the shining buck to heathen in Cathay, while in the squalid alley's
muck white feet have gone astray? Such questions, in a motley crowd, at my
poor mind have1 strained; but when I sit upon a cloud, these things will be ex
Capyrlght, 1909, by George Matthews a
"Washington. D. C. February 25.
It requires an intimate Knowledge of
fractions to, figure out the nationality
of representative Charles D. Carter, of
Mr. Carter is authority for the state
ment that he Is sevensixteenths Chicka
saw and Cherokee Indian and ninesix
teenths Scotch-Irish. Mr. Carter's his
tory reads like a. vivid description of
the wild and wooly west. He is a de
scendant of Nathan Carter, who was
captured when a small boy by the
Shawnee indians at the Wyoming valley
massacre, and afterward traded to the
Cherokees and married - full bloodnd'
Cherokee woman. His father was a
captain in the confederate army, and
married a onefourth blood Chickasaw
"I've seen some real life in the west,"
says Mr. Carter. "When only a boy I
moved with my father to the Mill Creek
(From The Herald of this date, 1S36)
VESTRYMEN ASK BISHOP KEN
DRICK TO MAKE HOME IN EL PASO
At a meeting of the vestry of St.
Clement's church' last night it was de
cided to request bishop Kendrick to
makft his Tesiripnnfr hr WMIa Via rp.
J ceived the request with favor, he could
not decide positively.
The High school cadets., have been
ordered into camp at Austin in August
by adjutant general Mabry.
Nothing: new has Iipptv fnnnfl in fhn
! Fountain mystery.
Miss Lulu Shipley is mysteriously
missing in St. Douis.
The flyer is on time -tonight with six
cam and .tho last westbound flyer car
ried seven cars, so the service is pay
ing well. j
The Foresters will hold their first
anniversary tomorrow evening in Odd
No McGinty band practice will be
held this week, as conductor Pltzer and
hia orchestra will be busy In the opera
(All communications must bear the
Klgnatura of the writer, but the name
will not be published "Chor eueh 9
HAMILTON AS VIEWEt
BY AX AUTOMOBILE EXPERT
Editor El Paso Herald:
Permit me to present a view which Is
most commonly shared oy the readers
of both papers.
El Paso has outgrown-. the" limitations
of a small western town. People are be
ginning to look upon El Paso as a city
1 of no mean Importance, and for this rea-
wii tut? press, tv nicn uuuia voice uie
hopes and aspirations of every citizen of
1 El Paso for a larger and greater El
Paso should stand far In advance of 4h
most optimistic citizen.
Because of the TImes's failure to se
cure an aviator of prominence we were
sOrry, but thought no more of it than
if Christy Mathewson had canceled his
engagement last fall. We look upon It
as the inevitable. vVhen The Herald
I -took up the matter and secured Hamil
ton we were "delighted" and I wish to
state here, that Mr. Hamilton exceeded
the expectations of evjry citizen who
witnessed his flights on Wednesday and
Thursday. The most common expres
sions at the park were: "Isn't he won
derful," and truly he is a bird man.
Even though he is a pupil of Curtis, as
in the line of musical art many, pupils
have shown more talent and .skill than
their masters;- It would seem so in this
case. Hamilton is Just as much a mas
ter of the air as Edison is of electricity.
What caused Hamilton's failure Tues
day? The same thing that causes your
automobile to refuse to move. It must be
adjusted to the altitude. I would not
term his failure to fly Tuesday to his
discredit as an aviator. It takes time to
adjust an intricate piece of merhanisn to
the condition of the air the currents
that are met. etc I wish to repeat it
again, that El Paso, was highly delight
ed with the flightof Hamilton, and we
place him in the honor roll among the
great aviators of the present time. I
wish to thank The Herald for Its en
deavors to secure Mr. Hamilton, and for
the skill nnd business like way in which
you carried out the entire meet. The
Times owes you an apology and they owe
Mr. Hamilton an apology for tne in
justice of Wednesday -morning's article.
Very truly yours, .
C. M. Barber.
Tomorrow hcin the Inxt Saturday of
the month, The Herald carrier will pre
sent bills for the month of February.
Subscribers will kindly 11ctc the above
and be ready for the boy
postoffice and stage stand on the west
ern "frontier of the Chickasaw nation
in 1876. As a boy I worked on my
father's ranch as a farmhand, cowboy
and bronco buster, and began life for
myself as a cowpuncher and bronco
buster oncthe Diamond Z ranch."
What Mr. Carter doesn't know about
cowboy life is not worth knowing.
When debate lacks interest in the house
Mr. Carter retires to the Democratic
cloak room, lights up a cigar and leans
back in a leather upholstered chair.
"That reminds me of one day on the
Diamond Z ranch," observes Mr. Car
ter, looking over some of his Demo
cratic colleagues. Political discussions
are dropped. Champ Clark arid "John
ny" Fitzgerald, of Brooklyn, forget
their quarrel about the rules temporar
ily, and all hands crowd around Mr.
Carter to listen to wild west tales that
would make some of the dime novl
writers look like ultra conservatives.
Dieter & Sauer, of Juarez, are be-"
moaning the loss of $S0 on a bill for
groceries furnished Fitzsimmons and
his family. Doc Albers also has a bill
against -the champion.
The bunco steercr is still In El PasQ.
He met a Vendome hotel guest on the
plaza this mornnig and got away with
$150 of his hard earn ed greenbacks.
The lattcr's wife pawned her diamonds
so they could leave town.
The artesian welj. drillers started'
work at 8:30 this morning and at noon
had drilled six feet through hard rock.
Judge Crosby left last night for Mex
ico City on business connected with
City attorney Townsend has filed 1G
more suits against delinquent taxpay
ers, making 52 suits now filed.
The Y. M. C. A. directors held an
other meeting Inst night and discussed
plans for a new building.
Metal market Silver, 6S 3-Sc: lead,
$3; copper 9 1-Se; Mexican pesos, 54c
Suits buttoned on the side wH be
worn again for the street this spring,
and if made like the illusctrated gown
in heavy doth or in wash materials,
will be exceedingly stylish.
rs. ni i'iioxe.
Call Bell 115. Auto 1115. tell what
vou wish to buy. sell or rent and The
Herald will do the rest.
PREVENTING MINE f
DISASTERS. : . FreoiC-
, T. Haskin
NEARLY 30,000 MINERS KILLED IN 10 YEARS ZIZZZ
iHE tragedy of the mine has be
come such a grewsome thing
that humanity may well shudder
at Its awful record. In the last 10 vears
10,000 metal miners have perished while j
In the j-ear 1907, 3125 unfortunates
lost their lives, and the following year
2450 were lost in the coal mines of the
United States alone. This terrible
tragedy of the mines is being enacted
nearly everj' day.
Only a short time ago more than 300
men were roasted to death In a coal
mine at Cherry, 111., and since then 200
more have been killed in explosions.
Seventynine were numbered on the
death foil at Pimero, Colo., and a few
days later 35 were killed in Kentucky.
Eleven were hurled into eternity at In
diana, Pa., and after that an explosion
in the Paulau mine to Mexico wiped
out nearly 100 more.
These disasters are coming so thick
and fast that there does not seem to be
time -between explosions to bury the
dead. Every time -the newspapers re
ports one of these horrors, 500,000 femi
nine hearts falter for a moment, for
the wife of the miner mas every reason
to live in constant apprehension.
Pitiful Scene at Cherry.
Today, at Cherry, 111., a most grew
some series of events is taking place.
One hundred and eighty bodies are still
in the mine, whose shaft was sealed
weeks ago in the hope of smothering
the fire that was raging. Miners and
officials, hoping that'-the fire has been
extinguished, are preparing to bring
out the bodies. The few surviving
miners, fearful that an epidemic of
disease will follow the removal of the
corpses, are cooly and sensibly demand
ing that the bodies of -the men in the
mine be destroyed by chemicals. The
women, many of them made' widows
by their husbands being lost In this
holocaust, are pleading that the bodies
be preserved for burial.
Sentiment means more to them in
their great grief tban any dire conse
quences that may follow. Many of
them feel that thev iwv niro,. i
all and that nothing worse can hap
pen. A sad feature of thisieart rending
tragedy is thnt 74 babies have been born
to these women since that terrible day
4 pitiful little orphans whose help
less plight calls for the deepest sym
pathy. The very suggestion that their
.fathers' lives may have been lost by
carelessness Is an awful arraignment
against those who are responsible.
Waser on Liven.
A shot firer in a coal mine, who
-was getting S3 a day for his dangerous
work, made a demand upon the super
intendent of the mine for more money.
"You're getting more wages now than
you are entitled to," was the reply of
"Wages," exclaimed the shot firer
"thhi company doesn't pay me wages'.
It bets me $3 a day that I won't come
out of this mine alive. If I do the
company gives me S3; if I don't,' they
bury me." J
Seven hundred thousnnd .nni i
and 300.000 metal miners dailv make
that-they will come out alive. If they
wni , -they get their wages for the day:
if they lose, the company buries them
and that is about all. A little later,
tha widows may get a few hundred dol-
JZ f them settled e other day
at tho rate of ?250 each.
Death Rnte Abroad.
rnTrMlVSL 5evcr- a br,Shter side
to this dark horror of the mine. The
people are beginning to realize the sil
uadon and to act accordingly " The
investigation stage has passed and the
public is stunned at whm it ,.. .,
Statistics of mine accidents in this and
foreign countries havo haSn ,
scanned for Information, and the re
sults have been In every instance to
the discredft of the United Stare
nJnf -European sus show in manv
countries not more than one man killed
in every 1000 employed in a year's time
ana In other contixric io .
In tho United States, .in 1907 L iv
five men in every 1000 emDlovVfi
killed in the coal minos. hi; -.Zt
'"; ma.Il two.
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hi- xo.iv ia:; neariv lour
Someono who delves in figures makes
the statement that if n,o tti'-., c "
-""--. -ui." us B-Mgium. 15.000 out
Ul me -u.uuu men killed in th nn.i
mines of this ftnm..tr,. ,- .-. . iv
years might have been saved.
Further investigation of tK t..
pean figures discloses the fact that
years ago those countries had record'
as disgraceful as our own. The red uc-
most hazardous occupation began wh-n
these countries took up a c!ent!f
investigation of the causes of accident.
hionTnue6! In - of dtS
nas continued until today in Germany
Grcat E itan . e
on mnf are klI,Ie -"Shtly over
one man in every 1000 employed.
Mine Differs of 1007.
The year 1907 witnessed four of the
SSorvho0fC,5!r,n,ine """; ?' the
est of hl ,e Un,te1 States- The Sr-at-hi
which ?rWaS at Moilonsah. W. Va..
i"'cl men were killed. A few
in te 'oarr61" -f"0Ted the eSp,s5on
whiSS1" .m!.n.f. ,n Pennsylvania.
. cre Kiueu. Another at thA
noml mine in Pennsylvania killed U.
SL PASO AND "
(Continued from Page. One.-)
frt. ai Jhoenix and Tucson, and Cur
tiss had been called back to Xew York
and had ceased to flv. Dou-las hid
contracted with Hamilton for a flight
on Saturday and Sunday of this week.
It beran to look as if El Paso would
suffer the humiliation of "falling down"
on its project while all surrlundTn
ToWnvoMCHaha wit "I exhibits
for Mr ? Hpra,d th ired
for Mr. Hamilton's manager and
brought them here. Details were dis
cussed and a guarantee signed bv The
Herald within half an hour. That was
last Saturday and litn. m J:,
an J?t" 1" ?! Paso.
f fl" " "UI1V lu ive JEl Pnso one
?n Si 1 Potest educational exhibitions
JiSf-T N stance was asked
;h- InT,' ":V. Vne 1"lerld Mouldered
...v. ..w.t; Ltlitt.
It appropriated money
n .. ... - '
ij lur an advertising outside Its
own columns and began maWng its
own preparations for the flights
hlSrfS' thhC freatCSt Cr0-S J the
wlshmo-tn, G ?ty Wa8 Preset '
Sv? ?g2,nt,Par? t0 Witness th rst
were "ifnl A1trnonhr,c conditions
were wrong and the machine ni
SlSSf BUt The Hcrahl had faith Tn
Hamilton and his assertion that he
doomsdv' lhQ had t0 ta)' her t?lt
doomsd.. Announcement was made
that tickets held on Tuesday would be
s,uuu w,u u.u oay. Wednesday Hamii.
? to ,.' "eanesday Harall-
ton made a flight that was acknowl- 1
and stille another at Yolande, Ala., kill
After this the United States govern
ment began a series of investigations
intrt the causes of disasters " in coal
mines. Th United States Ereolneicnl
survey, which was Intrusted with this ,
worK, established at Pittsburg a sta
tion patterned after the best scientific
stations in Europe.
It wa.a sniH hpfnrp fheco invostlo-a.
tions commenced that a miner took his j
life in his hands every time he touched
off a charge of powder In the mines,
the various explosives being so variable
in strength that no one knew just what
they would do.
Tho great fear of the coal miner Is
what is known as the "blown out" shot.
This means a shot that, instead of ex- !
ploding and breaking the coal, blows
out fnto the mine. This occurs when
the powder has not been properly
tamped, or when it Is not strong
enough to break the coal. A "blown
out" shot sends a tongue of flame leap
ing through the mine, and if there is
gas nearby or fine coal dust floating
in the air, an explosfon follows that
kills or maims everyone near.
The officials of the survey therefore
determined to standardize explosives
and to test them in the presence of
gas or coal dust. The explosives are
being tested in a huge cylinder, 100 feet
long and six feet in diameter. This
cj'linder was filled vith natural gas,
which corresponds with fire 'damp, and
a "blown out" shot was reproduced, the
explosive being fired by electrlclty
from a cannon in one end of the cj'lin
der. If an explosion followed, this
powder was not considered proper for
use in mines where there was gas.
The cylinder would then be filled
with coal dust and -the explosive dis
charged in it. If -the coal dust ignited
with a roar, then the explosive used
was deemed unfit for use In dangerous
mines. The investigation of explosives
was continued until a number were
found that would stand both tests with
out Ignitine- the eas or th coal dust.
1 These explosives were termed "permis
sible." and their use urged In mines
wuere there was gas or coal dust in
dangerous quantities. Two lists of "per
missible" explosives have so far been
published and recommended to the state
Coal Bnut a Problem.
A queer phase of the situation has
been the incredulity of the miners and
operators alike as to the exploslveness
of "coal dust. When the government
began its te?ts, hardly a miner In the
country believed that coal dust would
explode. They went to the Pittsburg
station In special trains to see It before
they would believe the statements made.
In this connection, the attention of
j the miners was called to the fact that
1 .1 . - . .
mere was a vioient explosion or flour
dust in a Minneapolis mill a number
of years ago. They were also .told
to remember that some of the greatest
explosions In the coal mines of the
United States, that at Monongah in
particular, wero caused by coal dust.
Thia has opened still another problem
which the officials are working op
how to render harmless .the coal dust
in the mines. . One exDerlment wnc tn
I rush to a certain mine, after there had
I 1, . 3 -
ueeii a auaaen arop in the tempera
ture, and investigate the condition of
the air. The officials calculated the
amount of moisture fntfrino- tha mi no.
rand the amount going out. and found to
their amezement that the mine was los
ing 50 tons of moisture every 24 hours.
It was readily seen that a few days of
such conditions would leave the coal
dust in a very dry state, and" render It
more liable to explode If It came into
contact with a flame. This Is the cause
of the great coal dust explosions that
have cost so many hundred lives- It
also explains why most of these dis
asters occur in the winter time.
At the Pittsburg station there is a
.-, iWk.-WUV- . Wi.il y
where miners are taught the use of
roum Known as the "resercp rnnm
the oxyen hrtinet. an apparatus that
nermits breathing artificially in deadly
saes. Part of the "rescue room" con-
me oxjgeu neimet. an apparatus that
tain- an air tight comnartment. fittest
up to resemble the interior of a mine.
This place is filled with deadly gases,
and't1ir pvnorti! lwl In tlmd. ..,.
helmetscan remain there for two hours
j without returning to the fresh air.
-"- ""'s " me iresn air
These helmets have proved valuable im
mediately aftex explosions, permitting
ii-scuers 10 enter tne mines at once
and bring out men who were slowly be
The government, now has a crew of
trained rercuers who' respond to every
accident call within a reasonable radius
of the station. These heroes, although
arriving late at the' Cherry disaster,
brought 20 men alive from the burning
This work has been so successful
that substations have -been established
in the coal fields of Tennessee. Okla
homa. Illinois and Washington, and
recommendatIons for six more have
been made. The government's sole pur
pose In this s to teach the miners tho
use of the oxygen helmet so that each
mine will be encouraged to maintain its
own rescue corps.
Ten of the bfg mining companiesof
the country have already established
Tomorrow nhe Commercial Traveler.
edged the equal of anything ever per
formed and a satisfied crowd or over
3000 people went to their homes singing
his praises. In addition to the thousands
who saw his flights over El Paso and
Juarez from downtown.
To make sure that all who bought
tickets on Tuesday should have an ;-
UOrtunitv to ernt thotr mnrni rr.nv.
Hamlltons contract was extended-over I
v...j ...v .... vu..iw.uiii ncKeis
were made good forthat day also
u.nursaay tne flights were even
greater than on Wednesday and again
a crowa went away rrom Washington
park happy. Even the schools ad
journed to let the children attend. The
people had faith In The Herald and be
lieved that It would give them the ex
hibition as promised: The Herald, as it
always does, kept faith with the pco-
El Paso was, not disanooinfpr!- -em
Paso is today numbered among tho
very few cities of the country who have
seen a real nying man, and not a cent
of guarantee was asked of the peonle
of the cit-. The Herald made the guar
antee. If the exhibition had proved a
failure or the attendance had .not been
sufficient to pay the fund guaranteed.
The Hernld would have met the deficit!
The people of El Paso responded and
there was no deficit. The Herald l
glad to have served the people of the
city in this manner. It asks nothing
in return. It knows it has their good
will. After all. the most important ef
fect "Of the meetina: wa to nrovr Tho.
Herald's motto, "El Paso has no room
for knockers; f
plan for himself-
for Knockers; the booster makes
The Boss Of the
His AVlfe Exhibits Him to Her Rela
tive Who Have a Xew Pho
aojrapB. By Amere Mann
E won't go if It rains," tem
porized the Boss of the
"I promised we'd go, rain or shine,"
replied hls'-wife firmly, transfixing him
with the cold, inexorable gaze of fate.
"Well, I'll tell you one thing," the
Boss asserted, with a feeble Imitation
of decision. "You can't drag me 3c
miles in the country on a ralnySun
day." "Of course, if you don't want to meet
my relatives, there's nothing more to
be-said," rejoined his wife. "But I do
think that after all my patience and
courtesy to your hordes of cousins and
their good-fellow wives the Icind of
woman you know I loathe you might
have more consideration."
"All right, all right," replied the
Boss hastily. "Who said anything
about not going?"
Needless to say, the Boss prayed for
rain, for hall, snow, thunder storms,
or even an earthquake anything to
keep him from getting up early Sun
day morning and journeying into the
country to meet his wife's sister and
But Sunday dawned warm and clear.
'Tt's melting," announced the Boss;'
gazing wistfully from the window. "The
walking out there must be pretty bad."
"Yes; you'd better wear your rub
bers," his wife agreed.
To the Boss the mere fact of leaving
Ms four bulky Sunday newspapers un
read would have seemed appalling, even
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had it been uncomplicated by the pros
pect of wearing a collar all day and
meeting persons he did not know and
might not like.
During breakfast he assumed a pa
thetic pose but which l?d him to re
mark finally: "I wonder what makes
me feel so bady this morning? My
head's splitting. Do you konw any
thing that's good for it?" ,
"Yes." said his wife. " a fin hrlslr
walk in the country air,"
It took two hours to reaoh tho. Tor.
sey village and another hour to locate
Finally, however, the Boss's wife
was locked! in the arms of" th KtetPr.
and the Boss was left to the tender
mercies of his brotherinlaw, once re
"We were just having a little mu
sc." announced that tall, earnest young
"Father gave us a phonagraph and
we were trvinir some of tho rprnnis
j I tell you, they're great. Say, which'll
you nave 'Onward. Christian Sol
diers, or a stirring Salvation Armv
hymn, "Throw Out the Life Line?
The Boss, whose long walk had oro-
duced a very considerable thirst, had
been hoping ever since his arrival that
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to him. For as yet he did not know
j the worst. His new brotherinlaw had
"been the prohibition candidate for se
lectman in nls home town.
"I'll take the life line," the Boss said
The hymn ground out its oloso nnH
Onward. Christian Soldiers," replaced
Then the Boss discovered irh Y,a
brotherinlaw possessed an extraordin
ary catholicity of taste in music. A
Carusorecord was followed by "Rings
on her Fingers and Bells on Her
Toes," and shls in turn by "Rock of
Eventually the Boss lost alfrealiza
lon of what was being' played. Hours
passed and still the relentless phona
graph wheezed on. "-Hunger assailed
him and was soon intensified by a
maddening odor of roast turkey from
somewhere below. Was it possible, he
asked himself, that the music-madhost
had forgotten all about dinner! Or
did they dine in the evening, and was
he doomed to starve to slow music
all the afternoon!
In desperation he drew out his cl
garet case. .
"Have a cigaret?" he asked.
"Thank you, I don't indulge," de
clared, ms host.
"Would you mind opening a window
if you are going to smokeT" called his
In the course of time the Boss's
agony came to an end for dinner, a
strictly temperance affair, was an
nounced. But no sooner was the meal over than
he was led back to the torture. This
time it was a rollicking selection from
the "Pirates of Penzance, and need
less to say, the constant repititlon of
the refrain, "Yo! Heave Ho and a Bot-
tie of Rum!" did not serve to assuac
"is now raging iiursr.
wnat tne .boss suffered was indi
cated later, when he said to his wife as
they took the train home: "Look here
young woman. I'll get square with
you for this, even if I have to buy yQU
one of those machines.''
Next morning when the Confirmed
Married Man commented on his Monday
grouch, the Boss remarked:
"Xo, it's not what you think. But
if you've never spent Sunday with
your wife's relatives there's no use of
my telling you. If you have I need
say no more."
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Evening Telegram (The New York Her
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