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Wednesday, April 13, 1910. fr & 3s f 1 & I A .1 IS 2 F-ft k t ? i EL PASO HERALD Established April, 1881- The El Pa30 Herald includes also, by absorption and succession, The Dailv News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Tribune, The Graphic. The Sun, The Advertiser. The Independent, The Journal. The Republican. The Bulletin. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS AXD A3IER. NEWSP. PUBLISHERS ASSOC. Entered at the El Paso Postoffice for Transmission at Second Class Hates. " Dedicated to the service of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham pion, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed. f Business Office J Editorial Rooms Rnnlo.tv Renorter IIERALD TELEPHONES. i. Advertising department TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dailv Herald, per month. 60c; per year. S7. Weekly Herald, per year? $2. The Daily Herald is delivered bv carriers in El Paso. East El Paso, Fort Bliss and Towrie. Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at 60 cents a month. A subscriber desiring the address on his paper changed will please state In his communication both the old and the new address. COMPLAINTS. Subscribers falling to get The Herald promptly should call at the office or telephone No. 115 before C:C0 p. m. All complaints will receive prompt attention. "Help Save -HIS is Johnny Mac's 19th birthdays T. new month off right, he sends The the hahies." Johnny Mac says it just inaugurated by the Woman's Charity association to carry on the systematic distribution of pure milk and suitable baby food among the poor during the sum mer months and the careful instruction of mothers and expectant mothers through & corps of visiting nurses and a baby clinic. Johnny Mac ought to know, for he was a baby once himself, and he remem bers how hard it was for him even under the most favorable conditions to main tain perfect adjustment between his vital machinery and the fuel supply author ized by the stockholders. He has a notion that there are thousands of little derelict smelters down in Chihuahuita that never do get the right kind of ore for their furnaces, and in consequence become badly clogged or even draw their fires and go out of business permanently, f Johnny Mac realizes that every baby brought into the world is a tangible asset, whose producing power is worth conserving, and whose loss is as unneces sary as it is irreparable. He says a small investment during the first 12 months of life, if wisely applied and patiently nurtured, will bring bigger returns than any other investment we can make, so he subscribes to $25 worth of the stock but gives due notice that he intends to give the business his personal attention so that he will know exactly how every cent is spent and what results are achieved. On Johnny Mac's urgent recommendation mayor Sweeney has promised that the city will give $300 this summer to "Save the babies," if the county will give an equal sum. County judge Eylar says he cannot answer for the board of county commissioners, but he remarks significantly, "The county, usually meets the city half way in these matters." Judge "Eylar has promised to bring the matter up before the next meeting of the board and inasmuch as the appropriation of $300 to this cause will undoubtedly meet the approval of the taxpayers, it is likely that the board of commissioners will approve. It is estimated that the special work to "Save the babies" will cost some $200 per month. It wiirinclude the employing of one or more trained nurses, experi enced in this special work, the carrying on of a free baby clinic, and the estab lishing of a unique' "school for mothers" to be carried on by visiting district nurses in the homes of the mothers themselves and in the homes of -women who expect to become mothers. The primary object of the whole movement is special education, not the giv ing of alms in the form either of money, or of milk and other food. Properly pre pared milk and other baby food will be given when absolutely necessary to the poor, as will be ice, medicine and other necessaries. But in general, the most important work is the teaching of mothers to care for their own babies, and, not less important, the teaching of expectantmothers how to care for themselves during the months just preceding and just after the birth of their children. It is a beautiful charity; but, all sentiment aside, it is sure to pay in dollars and cents. From a strictly business standpoint, a systematic campaign to "Save the babies" is one of the wisest channels of investment for this community and for. every individual in it. Disease, sickness, weakness, and death are exceedingly costly; they are waste ful, and waste is the supreme eviL o Mrs. Russell FVi HE splendia gift of Mrs. Russell Sage I riation is deeply appreciated fcy the people of El Paso. Mrs. Sage as the trustee of the vast Sage fortune, in all her philanthropies has demonstrated a sincerely sympathetic regard personal regards for the health, comfort, and general welfare of the workers, both men and women. A favorite channel of her well directed and carefully planned benevolence has been the various agencies for improving the conditions of work for girls. The gift of $10,000 to the El Paso boarding home for working girls therefore represents no departure from her usual philanthropic plan; but it is worthy of special note that this New York woman, having been interested all her life in welfare sark through institutions- Sie east, and now almost overwhelmed with tie busy round of duties in administering the estate of Russell Sage and caring for vast institutional, charitable, and philanthropic interests mainly located in the easjfrn and southeastern states that she should find time and seize the oppor tunity to extend the area of her already vide field of service by including in her list this small western city. Mrs. Sage can scarcely-know how great a service she really has performed in behalf of El Paso's working girls. The women of the Y. W. C. A. have worked very hard to make np the building fund; but prevailing conditions here were such that their work was only half successful all proportion to the time and energy invested. Mrs- Sage's gift comes at ust the right time to insure the complete success of the undertaking, for it not only makes up the total building fund, but it will induce many others to give, and put new heart into the workers so that the additional $5000 necessary to com plete the equipment and insure adequate maintenance will promptly be forthcom ing through local sources. Mrs. Sage's Irindly. benefaction will inspire us all to 'more faithful community service, illustrating how important it is to give tangible expression to our good intentions. ! o- The Mass Meeting Thursday A DOCTOR, a lawyer, and a merchant all men of high business, profes sional, and social standing constitute the Citizens' ticket for school trustees to be voted on at the election early in May. The Citizens' ticket represents a demand on the part of many friends of the schools for more capable business management, for a higher standard of public service among the members of the board, for the complete divorce of the schosfe from political influence, for restoring the actual detailed administration of the schools to the office of superintendent where it belongs, for abolishing the caucus system of transacting public business behind locked doors, for introducing modern business methods into the financial management, for stric tobedience to law,, and in general a reorganization of the board itself and of the system of school man agement in accordance with the modern systems approved and in use in the most progressive cities of the United States. As The Herald has often had occasion to say, the work of the majority of individual teachers and the results of their work are worthy of high commenda tion. But what has been done to raise and to maintain the standards si El Paso's public schools ha"Sbeen done in spite of the handicap imposed by an outworn and inefficient system of management and by political and personal interference by persons not responsible to anybody for their acts. The mass meeting called at the court house for Thursday evening will afford opportunty for public expression by citizens, both men and women, interested in improving our schools. ! o Set the Good EL PASO does not want stockyards in the second ward. The petition of property owners down there should be given full weight by the mayor and city council, and a precedent set that will prevent the establishing in the future within the city of large stock corrals. The lower part of town, where the Mexican population mostly lives, has enough to contend with now. The present administration has done a good deal to improve conditions down there through street grading, draining, and sewerage; but the whole section is still a "disgrace to a civilized' city, and it will take a long time and much money to raise the standard to where it ought to be. ( In the nature of things a large stock corral is a great place to breed hojuse flies and other insect pests, and the health of a large section would be menaced by permitting such an establishment as is proposed. f T Bell. Auto. Ills 2020 lla 2020 1019 116 the Babies" 19 months ana wishing to start the Heraia his check for S25 to "Help save is a mighty good thing this movement Sage's Gift to the Young Women's Christian asso- and the tangible results small out of I Precedent Now NCLE VALT'S (XMj: DAY this heart will cease to beat: some day these worn atvj Aveary leet , will tread the road no more; some day this hand will drop the pen, and j n,r no,- -TMfr nT!iiii tJiosft rlivmes which are a Lore- Anil sometimes, j when the stars swing low, and mystic breezes come and go, with ntusw in their breath, I think of Destinv and Fate, and try to calmly contemplate this bogie man called Death. Such thinking does not raise mjr hair; my A cheerful heart declines to scare or thump against, my vest: END OF for Death, wlien all is said and done, fe but the dusk, at set THE ROAD of sun, Uifc!-mterval cf rest. But line of sorrow mark my hrnw w1iptiT consider that my frau. when I have ceased to wink, will have to tin .monuments, and headstones made of come, olid make the house with language hum, and ply their deadly game: tne will enlarge .my photograpli. attach a hand-madeepitaph. and put it in a Inline. TheH hang that horror on the Avail, and then, when-neighbors come to call-, they'll view my crayon head, and wipe sad tears from either eye, and lean against the chairs, and cry: "How fortunate he's dead!" Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews Adams. Uu6UlJkt' w (From The Herald of V ears H MEMORIAL WINDOW IS UNVEILED; EL PASO IS TO GET FOUR CANNON The memorial window erected at St. j to cover expenses of securing data rela Clement's church in memory of the first tive to the proposed international dam. Dastor. .Rev. John "Wilkin Tays. and The commissioners gave them $200. D. Judd Clark, founder of the church, was unveiled yesterday, rector Martin offi ciating and being assisted by canon Al lison and former rector Higgles. There was a full choir present and the serv ices were most impressive. Delegate Catron, of New Mexico, has introduced a bill in congress whereby El Pa-fo is to receive four confederate cannon, which were abandoned by the southern army and found In New Mex ioc Roland Reed. In "The Politician," is booked to play at the local opera house shortly. Dan Chisholm, a familiar negro char acter about town, who had seen service In both the navy and army, was found dead in front of his home near the Duquesne smelter this morning. Juan Hart and judge Magoffin ap nenrpd before the county commission-. ers this morning and asked for $150X People In Ei From Xevr Mexico. At the Zeiger John I. Burnside, Sil ver City: J. S Sovern, Alamogordo; Geo. Carl, Alamogordo; R. F. Hamilton, Deming; H. "Wertheim, Dona Ana. At the Sheldon James G. Fitch and daughter, Socorro: Mrs. Picard, Berino. At the St. Regis J. A. Mahoney, Dem ing: Nestor Armijo and daughter, X,as j truces. At the Orndorff W. E. Baker, Las Cruces: E. H. Jones, Coyote; A. Lanson, Lordsburg. Prom Arizona. At the Sheldon L. H. Manning, Tuc son: J- Ji. Montgomery, Tucson. At the Angelus R. J. SliteriTucson. At the Orndorff TV. B. Kelly,, Tucson. At the Grand Central Lewis M. Swart. Tucson; H. T. Cameron, Globe; Van Shorn er, Globe. 'Fro ai Texas. At the Zeiger H. G. Ross, Fort Han- , cock; O. A. Gould, Hillsborough; H. Ringer. Hillsborough At the Sheldon Abe Harris, Fort Worth; R. L. Edward, Hunt; R. Lock hart, Houston. At the St. Regis F. B. Fink, Dallas. At the Angelus Mrs. J. A. Yates, Marfa. At the Orndorff E. H. Nelson, Fort "Worth; George Eldridge, Fort "Worth; Ross Cunnick, Clint. " ., ' , . , , -r, , At the Grand Central -W B. Bates. iessa; Earl Canngton San Antonio. j Odessa From Mexico At the Zeiger 11. Otalora and family, Guaymas, Sonora; J. O. Barbaraux, Cu cliuta, Sonora; M. otalora. Guaymas, So nora: R. P. Brown, El Tigre. Sonora; T. Casteneda Garcia, Juarez, Chihuahua. At the Sheldon Juan B. Salazar, jr., Chihuahua. At the Orndorff TV. R. Tucker and wife, Guadalajara; L. S. Karns, Guada lajara. At the Grand Central Mrs. T. J. Da- vis, Torreon; "W. "W. Rawlston, Agus- j calientes. From the Pacific Coast. At the Sheldon: Ed. Florintine, San Francisco; M. B. Jacobs, Los Angeles; Ed. R. Arnold and wife, Los Angeles. At the St. Regis: C. E. Pierce, San Francisco; "W. IL Constable, Los An geles: Leo Thirwin, Los Angeles; "W. J. Anson, Los Angeles; J. Behrslock, Los Angeles; Mrs. R. J. Northam. Los An geles; Mrs. A. L Meguire, Los Angeles. At Orndorff: Mrs. D. C. Kendig, Seat tle, "Wash. , At the Grand Central: P. A. Fulner, Portland, Ore. CONCHA'S BAOT) AFTER PARK CONTRACT Petition to Council ' Signed by Banks and Busi ness Men. Concha's band wants the contract this year for the weekly concerts in Cleveland square; the contract was held by Prof. Kindig"s band last year. Frank Alderete, manager, and direc tor Cpncha are circulating a petition to te council to give this band the work, and the betition contains already the signatures of five of the banks and a number -of prominent business firms. The petition will so before the council Thursday. INTERURBAN CARS INJURE MANY MEN Collision of Express Car and ' Work Train; One Man Is Dead. Sherman, Tex., April 13. In a headon collision between an express car and a work train on the Dallas-Sherman in terurban Hue near Woodlake, sixThiles north of Sherman, this morning, one man was killed and 10 injured. A D. Johnson was instantly killed and J. H. Ferguson, H. Payne, Joe Har rison. J. H. Jordan, W. H. Ransom and R. Taylor, trackmen, were Injured. Motorman Tom Shearon and express man Robert Cooley, of the express car, -ana motorman Parsely '-and co'nductor Logan of the work train, were also In jured. Payne may die. The wrek occurred on a curve and the cars were telescoped. dPdem i 'enaiure i rind Avea - - , ti: .i,nn lace a crowd of gents who re selling cheap zinc. And crayon portrait siw-rKs u X this date, 1896) To- Ago day S. Farrell was appointed constaoie as smcessor to the late John Selman. It was decided that after the coming elec tion there will be no more elections held at the courthouse. Presiding elder Edington. of the Methodist church, south, gave an inter esting lecture at the Y. M. C. A. yester day. Election judges have been so forget ful in the past that they have carried off the keys to the ballot boxes. Last night's G. H. train carried 128 passengers who were desirous of taking advantage of the round trip. The water main on South El Paso street burst this morning and flooded the street. , ; The heavy wind Saturday blew the top off the big "Wells Fargo express wagon. Metal market Silver, 6Sc; lead, $2.90; copper 10 l-4c; Mexican pesos, 53c Paso Hotels ) Fxom Missouri. At the Zeiger: J. N. Stauffer, Kansas Citj'. At the Sheldon: H. M. Stephens, Kan sas City. At the Angelus: J. L. Stuart, Kansas City. At the Orndorff: John J. Burke, St. Louis. At the Grand Central Hern Schroe- der, St. Louis. From Xew York. At the Sheldon: Charles T. Hoyland, U. A. Klohn. At the St. Regis: David Tus. Arthur S. Fair, A. A. Plohn, D. A. J. Bacon, John Martin, Bantona Anon. At the Orndorff: M. E. Ratcliffe. From Chicago. t .'ho 7oirrar- T "r T)mnn Pharlps Tt. Joseph, H.JM. Keenan; At the Sheldon: M. J. Smith, H. D. Week. At the St. Regis: J. L. Rogers, J. C. Shirra, P. A. Coates, Mrs. "W. H. Salis bury, "W. J. Salisbury.. At the Angelues: J. C. Hartegan. At the Orndorff: Frank Casto, John Z. White. From Everywhere. At the Zeiger "W. K. France. Pueblo, Colo.; Lee B. Striefling, Denver, Colo. At the Sheldon H. E. Lehnmian and wife, Shreveport, La.; T. Bo M J M Isab Fort Kentf Mlnn . L H j C- Schmezer, abell Laliberles, Darby, Denver, Colo.: J. C. Merin, Cleveland, O.: H. D. Tallman, Cleveland. O.; H. A. Tallman, Cleveland. O.: Theodore Benz, Roches ter: TV. F. Elliott. Browcton. Mass. At the St. Regis G. XG. TVhite, Den ver, Colo.; C. H. Becker, Troj. N. T.; C. A Chase and wife, Philadelphia. Pa.; A Strabre, Cincinnati. O.; E. C. Cham- U'Clk' C Ul 1CUI1S, -M. At the Angelus C. R. Baughc, Hava- j n. Pnhn- F aw Trhno. Burlington. I Kans.; A E. Irons and wife, Pa, - "- ' - "I Pittsburs At the Orndorff H. P. Henry, Mem phis. Tenn.: R. Rase, Minneapolis, Minn. At the Grand Central J. M. Page, Cleveland, , O.; "W. TV. White, Cleveland. P.; J. W. Camp, Cleveland. O.: Mrs. J. M. Page. Cleveland, O.; F. H. Grant Ncvinville, la.; R. H. Gregory. Nevinville, la.; John Jenkin and wife, Fall Ridge, Va. BORX. Born, Tuesday, to Mr. and Mrs. James Caro, 910 Leon street, a 10 pound boy. The father is an employe of the water company. HELD ON CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY Federal Authorities Arrest j Two Merchants of Chinatown. Charged nvith conspiracy to smuggle Chinese into New Mexico, seven Mexi cans and Chinamen have been arrested. Principal in importance were the ar rests last night in El Paso of Mar Ben Iee, merchant, and Yee Ken Tpke, druggist, both on South Oregon street, according to federal officers. A Mexican was arrested near Las Cruces Friday last, when the smuggling or four contraband Chinese is alleged 1!!Ve bcen mad- Local government officials decline to give either particu lars regarding the plot or the names of others arrested. POOL OX His AVAY TO EL PASO FOR TRLVL G- Pol. indicted bv the federal grand jury on the charge of having hi1UmuIni. hi? Possession, is now being Drought back from California, according hv'VVOrL receved by federal, officials nere. pool i3 expected to arrive here Thursday and his trial before judge Maxey will probably be taken up soon. FEDEIUI, BUILDING NOTES Burton Parker, special agent in the treasury department, and I. J. Ayers also nin-ii ,dep?rtmpnt leave Thursday morning for Los Angeles. Cal., to check up the customs service there. A check pleted haS JUSt bGen Cm' T- T- Cameron today imported 70 car loads of cattle from Mexico. An Impor tation of three head of horses was made by J. c. Peyton. BELL PHOXE 11G. ill get you a buyer. BASEBALL WRITERS Frederic 1 J. Hasldi MEDIUM THROUGH WHICH MAJORITY OF FANS SEE AND ENJOY THE GAME THE big league baseball season of ' 1910 will be inaugurated tomor row, many minor leagues are already at play, and by the end of the month the entire baseball world will be in action. From now Until the ap proach of the sere and yellow days of autumn 'the greater number of Ameri cans will be thinking and talking base- I cant win ue UI1IIK.1U& iiim mining, uasc- j baU fQr greater part of the time. Thousands upon thousands will see a ame every day, but millions upon mil lions will read what the basebail j "writers have to say about the games ami the players and the umpires ana the politics of the diamond. The baseball writer Is the medium through which the vast majority of the fans see and. en joy the game The writer' may be one of that fan- tastic school who adds to the thrill of the game by the use of a baseball lan guage thoroughly unintelligible to any btit the Initiate. He may be a serious pSyi who writes of the game in man- I -. , ..-. -jj.! uer asKre SJifx vocaouiary as seuaic , ,o VX vn,?n r nrnh- as if he were 'discussin lem in international politic. Or he may be one of those clever chaps who lug in the incidents of the whole out side world to serv; for moral pointers and tale adorners' in the chronicles of th.e great Americarl game. But always he will have the Readers turning first to his page in thei paper. Specialized Branch. Strangely enough, the baseball writer is all but unknown to the public which he serves. In the last decade writing baseball has developed into a highly specialized branch oi newspaper work, and men of acknowledged standing in that capacity on bl papers usually keep their positions permanently. It takes several years of intimate associa tion with a club for a writer to famialr ize himself with the personality of the owners, manager and1 players, and the history of the organisation. When he has ithus fitted hlmsef for his work he generally is retained, no matter how much office politics maff bring about upheavels ih the rest ofthe staff. In the past it was quite customary for baseball players to drift into the . . , .. . ' oiuiics ml. iiie uuuicsia n mull iiuiii fl Zfu P,f bUfinelS' becaASe f S6i ! rooters usually are supposed to be writ ll ?ty WKt-i? or-LTl Mur- ten in a bright and lively vein, and nane. George Tidden and ySam Crane A - hp ht AmpHonT1 hl1TnorIsts were of that school and liaVe acquired national reputations by their, acute ob servations baed upon a knowledge gained in many a hard foughfc contest. This process continues at the" present day. Umpire "Billy" Evans, of the Ameri can league, is a former Cornell football player who became ah umpire, altholugh he had comparatively little baseballVex perience, and he is engaged every win ter in writing a series of syndicated articles on players and the game. Addie Joss, the Cleveland pitcher,! i.uij.iuji) iu un cciiiuii time in euiLiug a sporting page and - ranks high in both professions. "Jimmy" Callahan, owner of the famous Logan square "outlaw" club in the Chicago City league. Is a sort of halfway newspaper man, and, when he feels so inclined, can turn out copj- that would pass mus ter with any sporting editor. Xewspaperracn In Came. Ban Johnson, president of the Ameri can league, was long a sporting editor in Cincinnati, resigning his position to become president of the Western league, which afterward expanded Into the present powerful major organization. Harry Pulliam, the popular president of the National league, who committed suicide last summer while in a fit of aberration produced by the worries of his position, was a city editor In Louis ville. He then became president of the Louisville club, went to vPittsburg as secretary of the club there, when Louis ville was dropped from the National league, and was later elected president of the league. John Heydler, secretary of the Na tional league, and temporary president after Mr. Pulliam's death, is a practical printer, and was at one time a Wash ington sporting editor. Charles "Webb Murphy, prident of the Chicago National league cub. start ed as a sporting writer in Cincinnati. Later he became press agent for the New York National league club, a unique position which may be revived In the future for all major league clubs. Murphy heard that the Chicago club sr rnn. t-r n.f.r.t-n.A r.l T m i : " . M T ' ", , " X . .f' V" Mother of president Taft, and through . uiiii av,iuucu me piupeiiv. OUOSc ! quently Murphy bought blocks of the ifm t ,-.-... .n,3 !,, . r, ?tock and now is said to be in actual control of the property. Horace Fogel. president of the Phila delphia National league clqb, has been a ba-seball writer for years,' having been on several papers in Philadelphia. He was once manager of the Xew York National league club in the days when Andrew Freedman was its president and league politics was so hot it al most had to be printed on asbestos jfa per. Roy "Reeve. sporting editor and baseball writer, was long -secretary of the Philadelphia National league club. Frank Hough and "Butch" Jones, two Philadelphia newspaper men, are deep ly interested in the American league club In that city. Bnschnll Statistics. No subject interests the true fan more than the statistics which are pub lished from week to week in the sea-1 from thJ sporting editor's room they son. showing the batting and fielding" are graduated into lull fledged news averages of the players. Although they paper mcln. seldom are credited with it, and the Tomorrow Votes for Women: AMERICA'S BAD EMINENCE. From Dallas (Texas) News. El Paso Herald: In South Carolina one man reached in his overcoat pocket for a handkerchief and was shot dead by another who swore ne thought his life was in danger. In New Mexico one man "turned quickly in his seat" and was shot dead by a man who swore nt thought his life was in danger. In El Paso one man kneeled down to' beg for mercy and another with a gun in his hand shot the supplicant dead, obttrining freedom on the plea that he thought his life svas in danger. In the United States it is still safer to kill a fellow-human being than to steal a door mat. And that fact is the one threatening foe to our National health, the single cancerous spot on the body of American civilization. The murderers have proved stronger than the law, as appears from the acquittal of five out of six defend ants charged with the taking of human life in this country. To be a more mur derous people than the half-civilized in habitants of the Balkan hills, the god less heathen of equatorial Africa or the roving Bedouins of the remotest deserts, is mot a particularly desirable distinction, but it is one Americans are entitled to. Members of the board of governors of the El Paso Water Users associa tion state that the majority of the members are not in favor of appealing from the price awarded by the commis sioners for the land, but are in favor of paying $199,000 for it and making no further appeal. j work is supposed by many readers to be the result of fie labor of the in dividual baseball riters, the fact is, these figures ars furnished by a com paratively few men. Some papers keep their own averages but they are gen erally of the home club only, and it Is very seldom they are compiled for a whole league for one paper alone. Aman who once did this was Joe Cummings, -now editor of a weekly pa per devoted exclusively to baseball. In almost every league there is a man who undertakes to furnish these fig ures at so much per week to all the sporting editors in the circuit. A late development of this business is- fur nished by George E. Moreland, of j Pittsburg, himself an old player,-mana fer and writer. He compiles the record for the National and American major leagues and several minor league?. He has an office force of eight people, and among his paraphernalia Is a dividing machine, modeled on the theory of the adnmc machine, whiph was built esne- . ----- -- --- - cially for him at great expense. Baseball editors frequently have taken an active part in the progress of the game In unexpected directions One of the first small leagues ever or ganized In this country was the "horse and buggy league," as it was called, which radiated from Louisville, Ky. Its sponsor wa.s Jim Nolan, who has been a printer and newspaper man. time out of mind, and is still the baseball oracle of Galveston. Texas, where he has lived many seasons. Cuban Enjoy Game. A regular visitor at the world's series In this country every year be tween the pennant winners in the Na "toinal and American leagues is Victor Munoz, of Havana. Mr. Munoz is a thoroughgoing Cuban, with a well de veloped mania for the American nation al game. He lias been an active sup porter of the league in Cuba, which has made the sport so popular In that island, and every year makes arrange ments for teams composed of Americ stars to play In Cuba. He is an acute observer and competent judge of the finest points of inside play. Stories of the contests which thrill some of the best American humorists have got their start In .facetious base ball writing. George Ade, Finley Peter Dunne, of Mr. Dooley fame, George V. Hobart, playwright and originator of the Dinkelspiel stories, were all the idols of baseball fans long before they branched Into a broader field. Mr. Hobart's stories of the games played by the Baltimore Orioles when they were winning the championship three times in sucession. in which he imitated the style of the bible and spoke of Hughey Jennings, now man ager of the Detroit team, as "Hughey 1 the Hlttite," established a style which i has been followed by many subsequent jywriters. t Summer and inter uopc. Baseball writers are advancing steadily to the point where thev have t-p produce a column or so of matter ojp their chosen subject every day of tlae 365 from Christmas to Christmas. Tl&e fans demand their full allotment ot gossip about the clubs, owners and ptaVers, In season and out. It Is the eager seeking for a theme on which to lyang the daily effusion In the off seasyn which accounts for the vast amojint of space devoted to the politics of the big leagues. More than one of these heroes of the profession has poured forth almost au tomatically stories -which he would not recoKnze a -week afterward as the children of his genius for killing space. A beautiful illustration of this was fur jilshed by "judge" J. H. Anderson, for merly sporting editor of the now de functt Baltimore Herald. In the stormy period of National league politics in the a.te '90s he one day evolved a suc cinct statement of the trouble and the remedy, answering the problem of the moirient In a manner eminently satis factqryto himself, and serving to fill his piloted midwinter baseball void for that 24 hours. It really was a useful utterance, and was extensively copied. A ionth or six weeks later, In look ing itrough the exchanges he saw this same story in a San Francisco paper, whosesporting editor was his personal friend.J Anderson was Immensely im pressed by it. clipped it, and published it again in the Herald, with a glow ing eujlogy of the San Francisco man, to whpm. he gave credit for Its author ship, p'rais'ing him for his perspicacity In seeipgthe solution so clearly. An derson; had not recognized his own story. I How Some Start. Baseball writing is the means 'of in troducing: a great many young men into journalisVn. Almost every city has one or more jcolleges, and ineach of these the local newT)apers employ students to report sporting events of the col legiate jrear. These students make more or loss money by their correspond ence, and) many of them are bitten by the germ which lurk in printer's ink When trey leave college they already know the irudiments' of newspaper work and it is feasy for them to find a city editor wbfo needs a new man. Usually these college cubs begin by writing baseball and other sporting news, and BACI FROM HOT SPRIXGS. Buildin' inspector S. B. Haggart re- turned t :iis mornin from a trip to Santa R :alia hot springs, Mexico. where he went to take the baths. He is greatlj improved In health. SMOKE CAUSES ALARM. Smoke (from the fumigation of Jollv? millinery Ystore on South Stanton street, near Thirll. resulted In a fire alarm be ing turnefl in. Firemen from the cen tral station responded. Among the odds and ends that make up the coi-tents of the average attic are old varnished furniture, dry as tinder, rags, many of them greasy and ripe for spontaneous combustion, painting oils, liablje to take fire when the sun beats on Jthe roof: broken toys and old clothes. tBie pockets of which may eon tain matiihe. Attics and garrets often have a ternperature of 110 degrees Fah renheit. wAiich is the ignition point for matches, v Floor sweepings under furniture or in a closet areliable to take fire spon taneously or crom a flying- match henri Sawdust used Kn sleeping floors, if jeft In a cornerAv?jeretthere is no curmnt of air to carry of the heat it generates, Is very likely toecome hot enough to ignite itself. Playing with fire and matches bv children is a prolific source of fires in residences. DAY'S MARK MONEY AND 'METALS. Xevr York Quotation. fBv Associated prssO New York, April 13. Money on call 3A percent. Prime mercantile paper, 4"15 per cent. v " Closinc Quotations Today. Bar silver. 53. Desilverized lead, $4.35 4.40. Copper, standard spot, $12.50 12.65; May. 12.55 f? 12.70. Spelter (St. Louis quotation) $5.42". Mexican dollars, -f4c Current S:ne;tcr ciuotatfoms. (FI Paso Smelter. Bar silver 533 Copper wire bars fcts. per lb.) . .13 1-13 Copper Cathode (cts. per lb.).. 12 15-16 Lead (London sales prices). 12, sl2, do Lead (New York sates prices) 54.30 Weekly Averages. (Douglas Smelter Quotations.) Engineer-ng and Mining Journal. rise w York. Bar silver 52.45 Copper 13.05 NEW YOBK USTED STOCKS. (By Special Wire to The Herald from H. H. Bru Co., Globe, Ariz.) j Amalgamated 75 American bmelters 84 S Anaconda 45 s Brooklyn Rapid Transit SOU Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul... 1434 Colorado Fuel & Iron 41 '" Erie Railway . 30 Missouri, Kansas & Texas 41 ? Missouri Pacific 70 Reading 167, Rock Island '. 4314 Southern Railway 28 Southern Pacific ! 1267 Texas Pacific 32 Union Pacific ..1S77 United States Steel, com S7 Wabash 215 BOSTON LISTED STOCKS (By Special Wire to The Herald fron? H. H. Bru Co., Globe, Ariz.) Arizona Commercial i8i Boston Corbin 14 " I Calumet & Arizona gs Calumet & Hecla 610 Copper Range 70 v. Daly West m 9 East Butte -....I 9 Giroux ! gs Greene Cananea js Helvetia , 34 Miami ... .. .... ...... 241 Nevada Consolidated" .- ' zi; J Newhouse i ov jNipisslng 10'" xsurm jsune -...!.. 39t? Old Dominion 35' Shannon 124 Superior & Boston 111'.. 13 Superior & Pittsburg 13 Trinity g Utah Consolidated I 231$ Utah -Copper 47' UNUSTEDSTOCKS. (By Special Wire to The Herald from H. H. Bru Co.. Globe. Ariz.) Arizona-Michigan, part paid 45c Butte Balaklava 9 Butte & London .......... 22c Cactus ...... ................. ...... jx1 Calumet & Montana J goc Chino Copper company ......1... lZy Chemung .....ill 10' Chief' Consolidated .... 2 Cordova, part paid ...J S0o Cordova, full paid 214 Cumberland Ely .....II 6, Davis Daly 2i Denn-Arlzona ...... "I 2 Ely Central ."" ijr Gila Copper --......I 6"4' Inspiration Copper I III 7i La Rose .".....Ill 414 Live Oak Dev ." .."....I.I 20 Majestic Copper of Utah.....HH 90c Mason Valley 14 National Mining- Exp... I'M II 3Sc New Keystone --......I 4 Ohio Copper IH 354 Pinto Copper ....IIIIII 20c -Kay central Hay Consolidated ...: Savanna, part paid San Antonio, part paid .."!' Shattuck Superior & Globe, part paid. 1 1 II Tonopah 31 1S 26 55c Grain and "Provisions. Chicago Grata Wheat- Clese. May July .., Corn May July Oats . $1.10 1.03 1.03 5S 61i461 Mar 42S Julr i.A '....40 Chicago ITovslcs. July '.V Lard May .... July nibs May July Cleae. .$22.40 . 22.60 ... $12.72 15 12.45 .$12.63 . 12.40 3VESTOCEI. KnBcn Citj- Llvc;toiIc. Clone. Kansas City. Mo., April 13. Cattle Receipts 14.000, Including 200 south erns; strong. 10c-higher. Native steers, $G.25S.30; southern steers, $5.50S.00; southern cows. $3.50(5.70; native cows and heifers. S4.007.35: stackers ana feeders. $4.506.75; bulls, $4.005.0O; calves. $3.75S.00; western steers, $5.75 S.10; western cows, $4.006.25. Hogs Receipts 11.000; 10015c lower: bulk. $9.709.95; heavy. 19.9010.05; packers and butchers. $9.7510 00; light, $9.60 9.85; pigs, $S.509.00. Sheep Receipts S000; steady. Mut tons, $ 6.75 S.75; 'lambs, $S.259.90: fel western wethers and yearlings. S7.25J? 9.25; fed .western ewes. $6.75S.30. WOOL. s'. ..ouIk Wool- Clone. St. LouisC r.. April 13. Wool steadv. Territory and western mediums. 22n 24; fine mediums, 1220; line, 1114. COTTON. Galvrstoa Spot Cottoi Galveston. Texas. April 13. ton quiet and unchanged: Todav's sale. 3o0 bales. -Spot cot miduiing. 4"l"f"t' -. 4. 4. 4. SNOW IN NEW MEXICO. 4 4- Albuquerque, N M., April 13. General snow and rain is nre- 4" fr vailing throughout central New -$ Mexico today. It will be of great 4 benefit to farmers and stock- men. We have moved to main floor of Mor gan building, on Mesa avenue, next to Calisher". Latta Happen.