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EDITORIAL AND MAGAZINE PAGE
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Friday, March 25, 1910.
EL PASO HERALD
feU-bllshed April, 1SSL The El Paso Herald Includes also, by absorption a4
uccession. The Dally News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Trlbuna.
The Graphic. The Sun, The Advertiser. The Independent,
The Jeurn&L The Republican, The Bulletin.
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Ssttered at -ibo SI Paso Postcffiee for Transmission at Second Class Rates.
Zeicate4 to the service of the .people, that no good cause shall lack a chaia
icn, and that evil ahcll not thrive unopposed.
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2El,2S?HOXS,
SBRMS OP SUBSCRIPTION.
EaCy Eerald, per month 60c; per year. $7. Weekly Herald, per year. $5.
The Daily Herald Ib delivered by carriers In El Paso. East El Paso. Fort
Wilms and Towns. Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at 60 cents a montn.
A subscriber desiring the address on his. paper changed -will plaaae stats j, hen his friends are round, he bravelv lifts his dauntless head, like any tire
nl communication both the old and the agar address. ess thoroughbred, and snorts and paws the ground. And when it's time to say
COMPXiAINTS.
Sobecribers falling to are The Herald promptly should call at the office er
telephone Ko. 115 before C:30 p. a. All complaints Will receive prompt &tte-
tl3L.
GUAnAXTEHD
circulation.
The Herald base3
ail advertising
contracts on a
guarantee of more
than twice the
circulation of any
other El Paso.
Arizona, 2iw
Mexico or west
Texas paper.
Daily average 10,
000 copie.
0 v -wimJtw w v
h, The Association m American
h A reriUers has cxrminori' aad certified to
r the cscaUtton at this
report ot men exumaa&oa u oa me i me ,
New York office of the AssodftHoa. No
ctW figures of circulation guaranteed.
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El Paso's New
L PASO -will. have a new through line to the east within the next three or
four years. The new road will cross the Pecos river at some point near Ar
tesia and cross the Red river at Quanah to connect with the Frisco. The
road will he financed by St. Louis, New York, and European capitaL This Is the
information that comes from various reliable sources in the east. -
It is likely before the road is finished El Paso will be called upon to contribute
a substantial sum in the way of purchase of bonds or stock or furnishing rightof
way and terminals. Already a strong El 3?aso syndicate has secured local terminals
and has located a line through to the Pecos valley. Next to the reclamation of the
Rio Grande valley the construction of this new shortline to the east is the most
important proposition before us affecting this city's progress in the nearfuture as
a great commercial center.
El Paso should be prepared to back this railroad project to the utmost extent
of her resources. We have a good example to follow in Del Rio, Tex., which has
just closed a contract with the Stilwell road for the purchase by that community
jof $200,000 of the bonds hf the road. The full amount must be paid within two
years. El Paso is probably eight or ten times as big as Del Rio, and it ought not
to be impossible for us to raise a quarter million for insuring the construction of
the new through road. The results will be certain and the investment will be one
of tie best El Paso can possibly make.
This city must learn to do what the smaller towns of Texas are doing con
tribute of her capital toward progressive enterprises. Our income is hopelessly in
sufficient to take care of these many pressing demands, but this community has
ample capital in the form of undeveloped land to help finance every legitimate
proposition. e have not yet quite learned that capital whether in the form of
land ortaoney must be invested and reinvested to make it grow. The roan who
.
mdeveloped land merely awaiting a
community, is not the best sort of citizen.
o
Roswell, N. M-, has a very high saloon license, something like $2000 a year, and
very few saloons, but she is determined to get rid of the few she has. There is a
hot campaign in progress and the prohibitionists are confident of winning.
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The Narrower Roadway Preferred
R
0SWELL, N. M., is adopting the street parking system which has been in- j
augurated here. Some property owners are objecting to the narrower road-
& ... . . J
way. But ail progressive cities are
strated that a 30 foot paved roadway is ample for the traffic of the largest cities
on all but the main business streets. Most of the business of lower Manhattan,
perhaps the busiest square mile, in the world, is conducted on streets 18 to 24 feet
-wide- This is due to necessity, not choice; but excessive width of roadways is a
waste, a positive detriment, and a perpetual charge upon the community.
Excessively wide roadways mean higher first cost of improvement, more heat,
more dust, more joy riding, and a perpetual increase in charges for maintenance,
sprinkling, and cleaning.
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The English sparrows are an unmitigated nuisance, but the finches and other
desirable birds should be fully protected. K would be a good idea to teach every
boy in school the difference between the desirable and undesirable bird species so
vthat the desirable species might everywhere be protected.
Our Wasteful
FRUIT land is bringing $400 an acre in San Juan county, near Farmington, N.
M. The rise in land values in that section has been wonderful. This par
ticular tract is 12 times as valuable as it was four years ago. The orchard
is only two years old, and the man who planted the trees paid $100 an acre and
made 3009o clear profits in two years by putting in the orchard.
Land owners in the Rio Grande valley are losing a great opportunity by put
ting off developing their land. Every acre that will come in under the Rio Grande
project could be developed right now proftably by pumping. The first year's crops
would pay for the pumping plant, and the increase in land values with the growth
of trees and vineyards during the next five years would be tremendous.
It is a wasteful policy to hold the land in a raw state.
o
It is becoming unfashionable, for Americans to play the keno game in Juarez,
and without El Paso patronage the games must close. A very large sum in cash
has been drained out of El Paso every month during the continuance of these
games. Our merchants and business men should employ every legitimate means to
discourage the keno.habit among the peoplevof this side; such action as has already
been taken is merely in the line of self preservation.
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The Manly Part To Play
iHE Military Institute cadets never
went back to the school and buckled
they had taken the wrong course to
tails of school management These boys are just the same as other boys every
where and the outbreak was the result of thoughtlessness and nothing worse.
o
Ex-governor Sayers, 'special master hearing the water case, is exercising a fine
tact by rushing through the hearing before it gets stale and the public interest be
comes dulled. He has probably taken a hint from the flattening out of the Ballin-ger-Pinchot
hearing in Washington, which is already a dead issue with the majority
of people merely because they are heartily sick and tired of the whole business.
o
The president admits his extreme sensitiveness to newspaper criticism, and a
certain section of the press will take advantage of his thin skin to tickle him at
intervals whether he deserves it or not. The president should learn to discrim
inate between legitimate, sane, and sincere newspaper criticism and the violent at
tacks of irresponsible sensation seekers.
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The improvement work on the grounds of the Lamar school has been carefully
planned so as to secure the maximum of beauty and of utility. The playground
has been curtailed very little, but the grounds will have a border of grass and trees
that the children will thoroughly enjoy and that will give the school a delightful
setting. Critics of the plan will do well to go to the school and see for themselves
just what has been done. There is no intention of parking any more than the ter
race around the border.
HEFALD 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.
publicanca. The detail
J Sccretarj. J
T-iinr " " m
Trunk Railroad
rise and doing nothing to develop the
adopting this plan, it has been demon- I
Valley Policy
did a more manly thing than when they
down to hard work after realizing that
voice their protests against certain de
vivwmvvi (.
.ieiA&LjyJuM
NCLE WALT'S
W1
HERE is the sad and wintry sage
long ago? We see him pictured in the books, in old arm cnairs or mgie
nooke, and sfravinjr to and fro. His frowning brow with age was star
ed, ihe always Aore a four-foot beard, his dome of thought was bald; he looked as
though he'd been on earth since this old planet had its birth; bent, tired and
harness-galled. The old man of this present day isehipper as a colt in May, and
limber as a cat; he doesn't let his -whiskers grow until they're
dragging in the snow; he wears "a nobby hat; he shows I'he
SMART -world a joyous front; 'he never tries a Druid stunt it would
OLD AGE not -work, in truth; he does not sit beside t'he fire, and fill
the air with moanings dire for his departed youth. The old
man oi this modern
gooa-ov, he doesnt taKe six months to
"My friends. I've -played my'hand with all the skill at my- command, and here the
session ends." This fine old man -we' must admire, -who passes up the glowing fire,
the inglenook and chair; whose heart is ever young and brave until he prances to
the grave with both feet in the air.
Copyright, 3910, by George Matthews Adams.
(From The Herald
14
Years
SOUP HOUSE COMMITTEE REPORTS.
NOTABLE NEW YORKERS IN EL PASO
The first annual report of the El Paso j The city council met last night to dis
soup commission shows receipts j cuss ditch matters, but there was so
amounting to $157.25 and expenditures much watered stoek in the talk that
of the same amount,
son closed March 1,
During the sea
1385 meals were
served.
Seven new baggage cars have been
received by the Southern Pacific and
went through El Pas,o yesterday on
their way west.
Senator Chauncey 31. Depew, Cor
nelius "Vanderbile, John Hone, the -well
known broker, and G. R. Fearing of
Newport, R. I., were in El Paso this
morning bound for the west in general
manager Julius Kruttschnitt's private
car. They are here oji business and
pleasure and expect to look into a plan
to connect the Xew York Central lines
with a line to the west coast.
The "Westinghouse people are figur
ing on a plan to establish a copner
smelting plant in El Paso.
LETTERS
TO
A CLOUDCROFT BOOSTER.
Leavenworth, Kans., 3Iarch 22, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I notice in a recent Herald discussion
of a sanitarium for babies at Cloudcroft.
Allow me to say that that idea is a
winner. There is no better place in the
United States for the purpose. I sent my
own baby there in the summer of 1903:
she recovered from a serious illness with
great rapidity. You have hold of a fine
scheme; push it along. "Very truly yours.
H. J. Stacey, M. D.
LIKES THE HERALD.
Roby, Texas, March 23,
Editor El Paso Herald:
Herewith I send you payment for The
Herald, for extending my subscription.!
I had 'never had the privilege of read
ing The Herald until I subscribed for
same last month and I must say that I
am more favorably impreed with the
PaPer nan L ousni. i -noma oe.
You have an excelent paper and one
that El Paso ought to be exceedingly
...na.3 V n . . r ."..l.T
A. It. Pool, County Attorney.
L.A3IAR SCHOOL PLAYGROUND.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I desire to correct the statements of
L UCSllC III tUIlCUU cue OU.KU1EUU v-
correspondent-in vestenWs Herald
noi-nir, v,a T.arrmT- ninvirrtnmri nro-
a
con
hibltlon, and to Inform the writer that
he was misinformed as to th- fafcts in
the case.
The boys have not been prohibited
from playing baseball or any other
nriinipc:nm e'Arrifi on these rounds dur-
ir, nvmni linnrs lint onlv on Saturdavs
and Sundavs, when there could be no privileges as a means to an end in dressing rooms, etc.. etc.. must be de
supervisor" present. Even this prohi- their education. j Hvered and their contents rushed into
bition was not made as protection to I might mention that the prohibi- j their respective positions. If there is
the grass, but if it were necessary for tion was made at the instigation of ' delay in getting the wagons from the
snr.h roason that the boys practice, for I
a time, some restraint in the matter of i and I can't say that the "women are sat
play. it would be worth it, not only to Isfied," though they felt some measure
thechildren but to the city. This, how- was necessary as a preventative of de
ever, has not been found necessary, as struction of property. .
the children of the school appreciate; Alice Fitzpatrick,
more than the writer of the letter, evl- Principal Lamar School.
EflTEST
S5 DEHiTIG
(Continued From
fed was the last word in cravat colore ,
for young-men this spring, the man
who has worked his way from the plow
to the presidency of the greatest rail
road system in the world, smiled again.
The flame colored tie which appeared
ln The Herald cut caused considerable
merriment among the railroad officials
who were in the Lovett party and no J
one seemed to enjoy the little aiiair
more than judge Lovett.
Pen Sketch of he Judge.
A little stouter than .he was when
he was a practitioner in corporation;
work in east Texas, judge Lovett
looked as if the business of guiding
the destinies of a network of railroad
systems was agreeing with Mm in the
same degree that it killed his pre
decessor. To use a homely expression,
judge Lovett is as "common as on old
shoe." There are no frills or furbelows
about him. His residence in New York
has not changed him from the hard
headed, keen thinking, corporation law
yer he was in the old days when hel
was fighting the battles of the railroads
inside the court room railings. It was
predicted when he moved from Texas to
Xew York that he would lose much of
the truggedness which the east consid
ered roughness. Not for judge Lovett.
He is the same big, two-fisted man he
was when he was selling round trip
tickets at Shepard, Tex., and made such
a good station agent that he finally be
came a president.
Strong featured, which would be
considered stern and rockbound if the
smile was not lurking around the cor
ners of the mouth, a pose that Is long
and slightly hooked and a mouth
which looks as iif it might have been
moulded out of adamant and allowed to
set, so firm is it. His handshake is that
of a red blooded, out of doors man and
he shakes hands when he shakes hands
there is nothing of the caress about
j judge Lovett's grip. Like everything
Denatured Poem
-who represented doting age, in days of
day may spavined be, and -bald or gray,
aie, or iDore ms weeping menus; ne says:
Gbw&m
Ct&9v,
of this date, 1636)
Ago 1?"
aay
they decided to wait until -Monaaj
night.
There was an entertainment at the
Y. 31. C. A. last night at which the 31c
Ginty orchestra furnished the music.
The complaint against Chapa and
Agulrre charged with violating the neu
trality laws was dismissed by United
States commissioner Sexton, as they had
committed no offence in El Paso, but
complaint was immediately filed charg
ing them with having committed the
offence in Tombstone, Ariz.
The air brakes have been taken off
the three big Schenectady engines on
the G. H. and no trouble has been ex
perienced since.
The Southern Pacific is shipping 14
carloads of oranges to the east daily.
Metal market: Silver 68c; lead $3;
copper, 10c; 3Ie,xican pesos, 53c.
"
HERALD
THE
dently, the beauty and value of the
parking on these grounds and are ex
ceptionally careful to "k?ep off the
grass."
The parking is planned In such a
way that there is little encroachment
on the open ground reserved for games,
which is unobstructed and large, and
In considering a school ground plant!
the rights of some 300 girls and 290
other boys have been considered along
with the nine baseball boys. It is in
tended that the children use the park
ing space for play as soon as the grass
is well set.
The real reason that play has been
prohibited on these grounds (Saturdays
and Sundays only) is because of the cte
struction of school property. There has
been a deliberate as well as accidental
breaking of expensive glass doors and
-window panes within the past few
weeks. The boys of the school claim
that much of this has been done by j
boys from other parts of town who
come to the grounds for play on Satur-
days or Sundays and are heedless in
their care of public property
Children should be taught the proper
regard for public buildings, and not
--a .- ' ,
being able to find out who has done
the greater part of the damage, it was,
thought best to prohibit the use of the ,
grounds on the days when play could
not be supervised. We have always
glven encouragement to all proper j
sport and baseball has had the prefer-
ence witn us out il feuim-uinca ,
r j. i j .. . -t - Y. f
comes necessary to deprive children of
the superivlsor of repairs on Dunaings,
Page One.)
else pertaining to the Texan, it Is posi
tive, not negative. That is the keynote
to his character. He is positive, force
ful, dj-namic.
A Texan Who "Made Good."
A Texan who has made good because
he lias the goods. That is judge Rob
ert Scott Lovett. When he grubbed
stumps back in the
old davs on the
-tiouston, East and West Texas, he
grubbed stumps to the best of his abil
ity. He put every ounce of his rugged
strength into what he was doing. He
"was station agent at Shepard with the
same posltiveness. When he started to
read law at nights after he had closed
up the station, he read It, soaked it up
until he knew "Jones vs. Jones" by
heart, backwards and forward. This
same thoroughness, determination, and
forcefulness had characterized judge
Lovett's climb from a stump grubber
to a railroad king. He liked his job,
he did his best and he made good. He
stands as an example of what can be
done by determination, plus energy, plus
ambition. He has done it and Texas Is
proud of one of its most distinguished
native sons, Robert Scott Lovett, presi
dent of the board of directors of the
Harriman interests, the greatest rail
road system the world has ever known.
Golns: into Mexico.
The Lovett special left this morning
for the west, the private cars of Epes
Randolph, vice president of the Arizona
Eastern, and W. H. Whalen, superin
tendent of the Tucson division, attached
to the train. Judge Lovott will con
tinue Lis inspection of the rightofway
and the other features of maintenance
and for this reason the trip is being
madft entirely In daylight, the party
stopping in the towns and cities over
night From El Paso, the special will
go nver the Tucson division, visiting
Globe over the old Gila Valley, Globe
and Northern line, which has been
merged with the Arizona and Eastern.
Returning to Benson, the Lovett spe-
RML1T SYSTEM
iS SECTION Mil
The Circus Is Coming' By
Frederic
' J. Haskin
A Glimpse Into the Inside Working of the Big Tented Shows :
T
HE circus with its jingling music
.
and atmosphere of mirth and
wonder has made a place for
Itself in Amorimn life. Tho rmilti-
colnrfid noster hnmr ao allurinjrlv on
the roadside barn, catches The eye of circus. The financial branch of the
the small boy as he wends his way business is an improved and highly
homeward from school and makes him j perfected system in itself. In tie morn
late for the evening chores. i inS the treasurer sends out bis agents
Its extravagantly worded and elabo- to Pa' bIlls. dictates correspondence
rately pictured promise of scenes of to a stenographer and rapidly disposes
splendor and mystery arouses in his of the various features of the days
sanguine mind a rapturous determina- I business. When the door of the big
tlon "to see that show." It develops ! shw s thrown open a busy hour fol-
In him a spirit of thrift and a pro
pensity for economy that. If maintained
throughout his after life, would make
him rich. f
The tented city, coming in with the
irrav dawn, risinrr snpo.tprllke out of!
the mist, revealing its wonders during
the day and then disappearing in the
darkness, is almost like some trick
in magic. The system by which , all
this i.q nornmniichPrf is miH . wnn-
derful as the astonishing things seen
in the ring.
The circus men have perfected the
routine of their calling ln every pos
sible way. They have the adding ma- j
chine in the ticket wagon, the cash
register at the door, and they carry
with them their own portable tele
phone system and electric light plant
The Advance AVorlc
Before the circus comes to town .more
than a hundred men have preceded it j
iu penect arrangements, xney are con
tracting agents, advertisers and inspec
tors. One arranges for the railroad
transportation, one for the lot where
the exhibition is to be given, one for
the license, one for the newspaper ad
vertising, one for the billboards, one
for the livery teams to take the bill
posters to the countrs', etc., etc.
The men In advance have a world of
2ortl8t0hl00kia"eJ- Th6y Tw; Property of a big show is the accumu
port on the railroad run coming into . nf vtkai.a ,... . n . .
the town, as well as the one leaving it
The curves and grades must all be in
yestigated so the proper allowance : for
time may be made. If there are tun-1
, i . , ... ii t
how.V ,,ii 7 ; ,n
heavy vans and tall elephant cars will
clear them.
A careful report is made also on
fl.n -u.l 11 :tj ..n,1 n I
t r-.T-t, , T, t .
the exhibition grounds. It must be as-
. t i ? 1- .a -, t i
certained if all bridges and culverts
are strong enough to bear the weight,
,., .. . -t j.-
of the heavy vans. Contracting for
feature of the advance work. Tbere
are from 700 to 900 people with a large
circus, and "show day" Is an event to
be looked forward to by dealers In the
towns along the route.
Load'ng and Unloading.
There is no other calling which has '
such a long day as the circus. It be- '
gins early in the morning and runs !
well Into the night The dusty en- j
gines are hardly uncoupled from the
trains until the canvas colored wagons
are rolling from the cars and trund
ling through the streets toward the
lot. The scene at the grounds is one
which 'never fails to attract hundred-?
of spectators. There is hardly any oth
er Instances where so much work is
accomplished in so little time, the
morning work being the most visible .
evidence of the nightly perfected or- j
ganization. i
Order comes out of chaos while you
look. Every man has his place, and
every driver knows where his wagon is
needed ana at just wnat time, nivery-
thing with the circu Is on wheels and
it is of the greatest importance that
there be no delay in moving the wag
ons containing the stuff. If the wag
ons come promptly on the lot in the
order that they
there is little dan
come from the cars
ger of delay. First
the stakes and chains, then the poles,
then the canvas? and as soon as the
tents are underway the seats and ap-
paratus for the performance.
At the same time the wagons con-
tolninry 14. frr fnnfc? rr l,nV'fYl-e"!
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stables, sideshow. the menagerie.
me wagons irom tne i
means that the parade
i-a-ri, lo uie iot ic means mat ine paraae
must be delayed
The CIregus Parade.
The parade is the trial of the circus
profession because it comes in the
morning during the greatest rush of
the day. and if there is the slightest!
delay It runs over into the business of !
the afternoon and gives no time for rest
for either the people or the horses.
On a hot morning when there is a
long haul from the cars to the lot, the
stock should have an opportunity to
rest, but this often is Impossible. More
accidents happen during the jam which
results from the parade than at any
other time during the visit of the cir
cus. The warning "hold your horses,
the elephants are coming," often goes
unheeded and serious runaways are fre
quent Great anxiety always Is felt by
the management until this feature of
the day's program is over.
The proprietors of the Barnum &
Bailey show abandoned the parade al
together while in Europe, and found
that its withdrawal greatly simpli
fied the handling of the show without
affecting the attendance. It could eas
ily be done away with abroad, because
tne uis uncjus is t jiew- institution overt
there, and the people are not accus
tomed to all Its features as they are
in this country. Another reason for
cial will go to Nogales and from there
down the west coast route to the front,
where the Southern Pacific company of
Mexico is building from Guaymas to
Guadalajara. Returing to the S. P.
main line, judge Lovett will continue to
the coast and will be accompanied by
the officials of the Pacific system of
the Southern Pacific company. Including
R. H. Ingram, of San Francisco.
Personnel of Party.
The Lovett party Includes Julius
Kruttschnltt, vice president and director
of maintenance and operation, who Is
ln charge of the Inspection and is per
sonally conducting the head of the Har
riman lines over the western roads; J
C. Stubbs, vice president andylirector of
traffic of the associated lines: E. O. Mc
Cormick, vice president and traffic
manager of the Southern Pacific com
pany; R. W. Goelet. a personal friend
of judge Lovett and also a director of
tho Illinois Central railroad; C. C. Stil
man, son of James StHman and con
nected with the company in its New
York office. Thornwall Fay, vice
president of the G. H. & S. A. and W.
G. Van Vleck, general manager of the
same road, accompanied judge Lovett
to EI Paso from Houston, returning on
a special train late Thursday night
Mexican Ambassador Joins Party.
Joaquin Casasus, former ambassador
1 omitting the parade In Europe was
J Because a great many people came tu
i see lt and then went home satisfied.
Wens uiCJct ivagon.
The ticket wagon is the heart of the ;
lows for the men In the ticket wagon
A big five pole tent will seat 10,000
people, and if the show "plays to ca
pacity" all of this number must buy
their tickets and pass through the door
within an hour and a half, In fact most
them Pass through within an hour.,
, TI,is does not afford much opportunity
for tne men ln the ticket wagon to be
I sociable. After the audience Is seated
! the employes are paid off. Every day
is pay day with the big show. One
day the performers arc paid, another
the laborers, another the drivers, and
so on-
People who stand in front of the wa
gon while the money is being taken in
often marvel at the amount of it but
they seldom - remain long enough to
see most of It go out again.
Cost of Operation.
It costs a great deal of money to
operate a big circus. There are nc
available statistics of the exact amount
because no two shows cost the same,
and the expense for no two days Is
Identical In the same show. The most
concise proof that it is an ifhcertain
calling is the fact that there are so
few men who succeed in it. The big
ones can be counted on the fingers of
one band.
The final cost of circus property Is
fTPn f rtH It" woaitf mtf wi tv I A 1 'PVia
-" J --, "VU liJ HIV llCCO Hk-
same age or In the same state of re-
na.fr Tf- ronrosonte o ,-. tnToctTnnr,)- nt i
hundreds of thousands of dollars and
,.f . , . . ty, ti. . ,.
et " ls only worth to its owner whatl
he can make il earn in 32 eeks of
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Expensive cages will get stuck in the
; mud and be pulled to pieces in the ef-
I tort to get them out and great losses
- ,1.?T, , xKq a t , oc
are sustained in the death of valuable
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flnIm,)r ,..,. vf "
animals must be cared for, and a force
f mem ,0 . . ,r owl '
- ...w.. ..w uu.;j utAMlidliJg 1U1 L11C7
coming season.
The circus proper never ,pays for
itself, the profits coming from the re
served seat sale, the side show, the
concert and the privileges. If a show
could only have the reserved seat sale
left as profit after all expenses are
paid, the season's 'work would net a big
gain. t '
Expensive Acts.
Some of the big acts cost a thousand
dollars per week, in addition to the
board and transportation of the per
formers. The bill for colored posters
and other advertising matter during
the season often runs as high as $130,
000, which does not Include the cost
of putting it up. The expense of trans
porting the show from one town to an
other rarely falls below $500. ,
She sideshow Is always a money
earner, because it does not cost in pro-
poruon to tne ring pertormance. it
win taKe in from 2o0 to
ou m iuu iici.
day. The sideshow performers haye
longer hours than anyone else with the
show. The familiar cry of the "bark
ers" and the hurry-up music of the
sideshow band is the first challenge of
the morning and the last call at night.
The sideshow frequently will take m
$30 or $40 while the big tent Is bVing
taken down.
Check on Adertslng.
The show business has undergone
many Important changes during the
past few years. One improvement is
the perfection In the system for keep
ing an absolute check on the advertis-
lngr inspectors are sent through the
country after the bill posters' to make
sure that all of the posters are up. and
others follow to see that they stay up
until the day of 'the show.
in the matter of lithographs a con-
tract is made with each storekeeper
to keep several bills in his window for
a consideration of a .number of free
tickets. An inspector goes around the
town " just before the show gets in
and unless thp nanr iqin nnsiMnn It.
each place, the contract is taken up at!
the door- and refund f
the door and refused.
Another new thing is advertising
only such features are are actually
given. Formerly shows advertised
without any expectation of living up
to their promises, but now if anything i are causes given by the Gfayson County
happens to one of the acts that Is i o1 association, whose members an
belng featured the special paper Is at BOUllced t1 tneir fees """HI be advanced
, . ! from 10 to 20 percent in Anril Dav vis-
cut out
Snnhine and Rain.
The bane of circus life is rain and i
milrl Whan fhflro ?? fr I ... X, - - '
lr.7hi ii tT Hi - APPROVES RAILROAD CILUITER.
erj thing goes well. It is like camping Austin. Tes.. March 25. Attorney gen
out T ith the sun shining, the dust ' ter of the Gainesville. Oklahoma and
Hying, and the country folks crowding eral Lightfoot todav approved the char
around the inexhaustible supply of red Western railroad with headquarters at
lemonade, the circus goes its merry way Gainesville. The capital is $100,000. The
with Its people quite as happy in their ( road will run south to Bridgeport, where
life as those in any other. I it will connect with the Rock Island
Altogether it is not a bad thing, not ! and north to Crleant on the Red river,
bad because Its jingling music and its The incorporators ire: J. C. Whaley, G.
atmosphere of mirth and wonder serve E- Ball, S. M. King and others
to amuse the young and drive away
dull care for the
old. and anything j
which does this even for a day is net
without its excuse for bein
Tomorrow Bllibid Prison.
to the United States from Mexico, met
the Lovett special here. His car. Tomp
sonia. was attached to the long train
and he departed west. Mr. Casasus,
who Is a prominent attorney of Mexico
j City, will make the trip through the
republic with the American visitors.
T. J. Anderson, general passenger
agent of Sunset Lines, who arrived on
tne Lovett special train. Will remain In
El Paso a few days.
BIG BRICK CONCERNS x
SIGN AVITH ITSION.
Fort "Worth, Tex., March 25. Presi
dent Butterworth. of the International
Brotherhood of Brick. Tile and Terra
cotta Workers turned from Ferris
today, where tL management of the
Immense brick yards late last niht
agreed to recognize the union and ac
cept Its terms.
Ferris is the largest brick center in
the state, having six plants and 400
employes. When the union organized a
week ago the companies declared a
lockout. Work was resumed thure to
day. In Fort Worth the brickmk-rs ar
still on a strike, as the employers re
fuse to grant their demands.
FGVICES FOR
THE SHRINERS
El Maida Temple to Have a
Big Ceremonial Session
Saturday.
'Es Selamu Aleikum"!
The same being the ancient Arabic
equivalent for "We Won't Go Home Till
Morning.1' The Shriners will shrine and
the novices novice at the ceremonial
session of El Madia, which is to be held
Saturday afternoon and evening. It is
the semi-annual ceremonial and as it
will be the last one beiore the pilgrim
age to New Orleans, the brothers of
the stone mason's badge are making an
extra effort to get going wjhile the go
ing is good. '
An illustrated booklet, telling in song,
story and picture of the tortures of the
Shrine inquisition, are being sent to all
Shriners and near Shriners inviting
them, to be present.
BALLINGrER called
ON TO TESTIFY
CContinued From Page One.)
The Guggenheims were to min the coal
and pay a royalty of 15 cents a ton.
Mr. Brandels read a telegram from
Daniel Guggenheim to Clarence Cun
ningham, dated Dec. 7, 19 OT, "finally
accepting the proposition made in tha
memorandum agreement of July 20."'
air. Birch, testified that the Guggen
heims had projected a railroad from
Katalla to the coal lands. Later the
plans were changed to build from Cor
dova to the copper fields. When Cun
ningham heard-of this change; he told
Birch the agreement had been violated;
that It was no longer binding and would
not be lived up to. No further action
had been taken, he said.
JUAREZ POLICE CHARGE
3ia:y WITH TAKING OWX WATCH
To leave a watch for repairs at a
jowelry store, then to burglarize the
store and take the watch is the allega
tion made by Juarez police against
Alexander Blantley.
Last night the jewelry store of Al
ebrto LeRoy, on Comercio street was
entered from the reai. ans thrift
etches stolen. The night prowlers
iauea 10 pry open a watch case, now-
ever. Blantley and a companion, H. C.
Parks, were arrested in the vicinity of
the burglarized store.
It has developed that Blantley, a few
days ago, had left a repeater tlmepleca
at LeRoy's store. The watch was not
of great value, but could have been
highly priced If missing.
Blantley has been convicted of vag
rancy in El Paso, the police say and 13
known to Ft "Worth police.
Juarez authorities say they have been
watching the two strangers for many
days.
PRESIDENT PRESENTS KES
PHOTO TO COLLECTOR SHARPE
One of the most cherished souvenirs
of his visit to Washington which col
lector A. L. Sharpe brought back with
hini is an autographed photograph of
president Taft and a steel engraving of
the white house, also autographed. The
likeness of the president was given to
Mr- Sharpe when he called on presi
dent Taft at the white house and the
president wrote "For Alfred L. Sharpe
w ith best wishes' of Wm. H. Taf t.'"
The steel engraving is of the presi-
aentiai residence ana grounds and across
the face of it is the signature of the
J president- 3fr. Sharpe will have the
, photograph and engraving framed and
jiuxist in nis nnvate oinee in tnt mn.
toms house.
SHOT AXD KIILED BY
XEIGHBOR IX IiAXD DISPUTE
Tulsa. Okla., March 25. John Hughes.
a well known farmer, five miles south of
here, was shot and killed by a neighbor,
Lu H. Giles, early this morning, follow
ing a dispute over title to laud.
The men until recently were the best
of friends. Two bullets entered Hughes's
head. Giles surrendered. He claims self
defense.
HOUSTOX STRIKE OP ,
LEATHER WORKERS IS EXDED,
Houston, Tex., March 25. A break, in
the leather workers strike came this
morning when A. H. Hess & Co. an
nounced that they had acceded to tha
men's demands o"f rn pipht liniir- -arm-b
.lav and that work wnnin ii c,imArf
J Monday.
This 'firm doesn't use piece work, sa
the salary demand doesn't apply to u.
A "15 percent increase for piece work
was granted. A"fotal of S5 men struilf
"here.
DOCTORS RAISE RATES BECAUSE
OF HIGH COST OF LIVING
Denison, Tex., March 25. The In
crease in the cost of living and the
campaigns for the prevention of disease
Its will
cost $2.50 and night visits
$4.00
APPOINTS SPECIAL JUDGES.
Austin, iex.. uarcn jD.-uovernor
iampDeu toaay appointed is. -a. rtectur,
of Austin, and TV. G. Barber, of San
Marcos, as special judges and . L.
Banks, of Bell county, .s special justice
to try cases in the court of civil ap
peals in which judges Rice and Key are
disqualified.
HOUSE NAMES COMMITTEE
ON RULES FOR TERM
Washington. D. C, March 25. By
unanimous vote the house today adopted'
o resolution naming the committee on
rules, composed of six Republicans and
four Democrats, In pursuance to the
provisions of the Norris resolution.
GETS TEXAS CHARTER.
Austin. Tex., March 25. The Rusk
Oil and Gas company was chartered to
day with a capital stock of $5000.
DYING FROM STAB WOUND.
Waco, Tex.. March 25. Deputy con
stable Sparks, who was stabbed by a
Mexican Saturday night. Is reported
dying.
CARRIERS' DAY.
Tomorrow eing the lant Saturday of
the mouth, Tke Herald carriers will pre
sent bliK for the month of March. SHb
scribcrH ttHI kindly note the above aad
be ready for the bojM.
Pure pork sausage and kettle ren
dered lard at Robinson's market. J. C
Pevton. successor. Phones: Bell, 251;

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