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6 Thursday, April 21, 1910. L PASO Established April. 1881. The El Paso Herald Includes also, uy aosorpuon ana succession. The Daily News. The Telegraph, The Telegram. The Tribune. The Graphic. The Sun, The Advertiser. The Independent, The Journal, The Republican. The Bulletin. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS AND AMER. NEWSP. PUBLISHERS' ASSOC. Entered at the El Paso Postofficc for Transmission at Second Class Rates. Dedicated to the service 'of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham pion, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed. f E I S Business Office ............ HERALD Editorial Rooms TELEPHONES Society Reporter Advertising department ... TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION'. nail- Herald DT month. 60c; per year, 7. Weekly Herald, per year. 5 ThfSally HeaS delivered b carriers in El Paso. East El Paao. Fort BHssand Cnt Was. 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. C03IPLAINTS. Subscribers failing to get The Herald promptly should call at the office or telephoS No 115 before sTsO p. m. All complaints will receive prompt atten :'Swat iHE systematic campaign against tuberculosis for prevention, cure, and gen eral sanitationhas been so successful in its results that the national or ganizations for public health and civic betterment are about to make war on the housefly, using similar methods to those that have proved practical in the anti-tuberculosis campaign. Already in the cities of the east may be seen in rented store rooms along the principal streets, carefully arranged exhibits to show the dangers due to the housefly. He is a dirty beast. Worse than that, he is the most universal and most effective carrier of disease the world knows. Rats,mosquitos, foul air, and foul water probably do not equal, all combined, the menace of the common housefly- The case against the fly is being perfected daily by the bug sharps and the sanitary experts. Heretofore even by those best informed among the laity, the worst menace of the fly was considered as relating to the health of human kind- Now it has been ascertained that the common house fly and its relative known as the carrion fly are the principal distributors of the various plant fungi which cause the -"smuts," the "mildews," the "rusts," and the "rots" of the various grains, fruits, and vegetables- It is estimated by the agricultural department that the loss to the farmers of the country through the filthy personal habits of the housefly and its near rela tives amounts to at least $1,000,000 per week and probably more. The brutes feed on anything, clean or unclean, living or dead, diseased or healthy, and they carry around on their feet and wings almost every known kind of animal germ and vege table spore, communicating disease to mankind and the lower animals and also to the various field and orchard crops. The campaign against the fly, like that against yellow fever and smallpox, should he continuous. Extermination in the winter and spring means reducing the summer crop of young flies by about 1,000,000,000 Cains for each Adam put out of business. o The Herald's bird man, Hamilton, is still on the wing. He flies while others flutter. i Sr. Terrazas is taking a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of one young man when he says the races are going on for another 19 years at Juarez. o "Help save the babies" by sending in sums from one cent up, toward the fund which is necessary to carry on the "life saving service" during the summer. There are 5000 children in the schools, and if each one contributed 10 cents the $500 fund would be quickly made up. It is a beautiful charity and deserves universal cooper-' ation. ; O Dos. Muzzles, THE frightful death of a little boy in this city from rabies communicated by a pet dog suggests the necessity that suspicious cases be given the Pasteur treatment in plenty of time, even though there be no particular reason to suspect rabies. This tragedy revives the discussion of muzzling dogs in the summer time. Many humane persons in this country and abroad maintain that muzzling prevents dogs from drinking and keeps them from working their jaws, licking their chops, lolling out their tongues, etc, according to dog habit- It is certainly true that an improperly made muzzle tortures a dog greatly and makes him vicious and ugly, though of course a dog does not become "mad" in the sense of being afflicted with rabies, unless there has been some direct infection. A muzzle properly designed, however, will let a dog drink properly out of a trough or deep pan and will let him work his jaws and loll out his tongue, but will prevent him from snapping and biting at other dogs or at human beings. A certain, school of doctors maintains that there is no such thing as rabies or hydrophobia, but that the socalled disease is due to nervous collapse and change arising from fear of something that does not exist. This would hardly seem to apply in the case of a nine year old boy, whose sense of fear in such a case must he slight. However, It is not for us to discuss the difference between the doctors. The majority incline toward, a belief in the terrible reality of the disease known as rabies or hydrophobia, and a very complete system of treatment has been devised, which has seemed to have remarkable results in the way of prevention and cure. It is the part of wisdom to take advantage of such scientific knowledge as we have, and as in the case of vaccination, do the best we know how to do, even though we admit that our knowledge is imperfect. As to the question of requiring by law that all dogs be muzzled, the difficulty in enforcing such a law seems almost insurmountable. It would be necessary not only to see that all dogs are muzzled, but that they are properly muzzled in a hu mane and effective fashion so as not to torture the dogs and make them vicious, hut merely so as to protect other animals and human beings from being snapped at and bitten. As is well known, it is impossible to enforce strictly even the law requiring the dog tax and tag. If people, even those in good circumstances, will not tag and col lar their dogs, to protect them, it is hardly likely that a muzzling law would be any more successfully enforced. In this particular case which has just resulted in the death of a child, the dog was a pet which had never been known to become vicious about the house or to attack children, and the attack was made in this case on the private premises of the owner. It would obviously be impossible to enforce even a good strong muzzling law on the private premises of a dog's owner, for the owner can do and will do exactly as he pleases in his own home and yard, and the average dog would certainly go unmuzzled about his owner's place, however rigidly the law might be enforced as to the public streets. A better way of getting at the problem for the present appears to be the wholesale destruction of unlicensed dogs, the curs and strays that receive little care r attention from anybody; and a campaign of education among the people gener ally leading them to watch for the slightest evidences of disease or sickness in a dog and to take instant steps to prevent a sick dog from running at large or snap ping at members of the owner's family. The Herald would be glad to receive communications on this subject from the medical profession and the laity. The life of one little child is worth all the dogs in the universe, but whatever action is taken should be reasonable and practical, not influenced by fanaticism on either side of the question. a Now Hearst has endorsed Taft. Taft ought to be perfectly batty ahout it. o- As the little boy said, it is probably true that angels never have whiskers, be cause men never get there except by a close shave. o- If you are a hog, a steer, or a sheep, your life is worth saving; if you are a human being you take your own chances that seems to be the philosophy of our national government, which spends many millions every year on its agricultural de partment, and hardly turns its hknd to conserve the public health. Nearly all the great work of sanitary education is being done by private organizations. o Considering the financial difficulties of the El Paso public schools, perhaps this suggestion may be of use: From the Grady (N. M.) Hecord we learn that "at Pleano last week money was collected to the amount of $57.50 for the enlargement of the schoolhouse, and that other money has been secured since on subscription besides $17.05 taken in on a pie supper-" Let's have a pie supper for fun before we are driven to it as a last resort. HERALD BelL ... 115 ...2020 ...1019 ... 116 Auto. 111& 2020 the Fly 57 and Rabies NCLE WALT'S TIT?- T T -..,'.- rrnnA . l,r fVOnllAF -Il-ViolWl TT1 d all f .ll P Willie! ilQ WJXX..N 1 VX JUUUg 1 .waou-b guuu, wk w"' ""'"" '"w "" . ' , used up nearly all the wood that he could find within a mile, lie used up limbs of statelj- yews, he wore out sticks of elm and beech; some times .he hit. ,mo wirli liia shop-- he didn't have much time to teach. At night I used to go to bed and plan my vengeance (white I wept; 'Til punch that four-eyed teacher's head," I used to murmur, as I slept. But now that I am old and gray, I'd like to grasp that teachers A RETROSPECT hand, and tell him that his gentle way was something I can't understand- "When 1 recall the way I tried to ag gravate (that good old soul, I wonder that he left my hide upon me while lie had a pole. And thus it is -with many woes; we talk revenge for some affront: but as time flies our anger goes, and so we try some milder stunt. 'Our neighbor," .we ma' cry today, "has done to us a thing of shame;" but when our nvarmth has passed away, we're apt to find -we were to blame. And so, when ave are making plans to even up some frightful wrong, it's wise to seal our wrath in cans, until a few days slide along. Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews Adams. (From The. Herald of Years H Mexican Secretary of War Here; Schools and Banks Close Today General Ygnaoio M. Escudcro, former secretary of war for Mexico, arrived this morning at Juarez and was wel comed by United States consul Buford. Mexican consul Mallen and collector Bauche, while the troops from the Mex ican garrison were also on hand and a serenade was given by the two bands. The High School students gave an entertainment last night in honor of San Jacinto day and netted $200 for their library fund. There were several recitations. Eight cars of ore were received by the Mexican Ore company this morning from Sonora. The original franchise for the water company expires next month, though the franchise for the fire hydrants has 11 months to run. Schools and banks are closed today while the Lone Star flag floats from the courthouse. The report regarding the dam. which TllLL STAY OUT LATE. From Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise It may be expected that soon men will be giving as an excuse for staying out late that they wanted to see Hal ley's comet. o PAST FIVE STORY STAGE. From Albuquerque (N. M.) Morning Journal. El Paso limits the height of her buildings to 10 stories. Better make it five. The southwest has plenty of room and plenty of sunshine and why crowd up and shut It out? A 31 ERE COIXriDEXCE. From Albuquerque (N. M.) Morning Journal. In Albuquerque a doctor was elected mayor and the council and school 'board are largely surgical; in Raton they chose a physician for mayor and Roswell followed suit, not to mention I a number of smaller Dlaces. Albu querque, at least, was in need of med ical skill. Arizona goi?;g dry; From Douglas (Ariz.) Dispatch. Unless we mistake the signs of the times and the temper of the people, the licensing of saloons and the sale of intoxicating liquor in this city and county is not to continue much longer. I Unless there should be a radical change of sentiment, the elimination of the saloon will be brought about by an overwhelming majority at the next election held on the question and when MINING NEWS. The Zinc Deposits Are Very Rich and Gas Is Found in Ordinary Wells Oil Is Expected. Plateau, El Paso County, Texas. April 21. The Plateau Concentrating and Mining company, of Plateau and Dal las, Texas, and Phoenix. Arizona, has been chartered, capital $250,000, The officers and directors are: J. R. Day, president; W. R. Howard, vice presi dent; A. M. White, general manager; H. Clogensen, treasurer and superin tendent; W. A. Day, secretary. This company owns two of the best claims in the zinc field, nine and a half miles north of Plateau. This field is consluerea one oi tne ucst mu fields in the United States. The Plateau company will erect a concentrator and such other improvements as may bo necessary to develop the field. The other mining companies operating in this field are the Texas Zinc Co., the Lone Star Co.. the Buck Co.. Clogen son Co., Howard Co. and the Read Co. The ore runs 60 percent pure zinc and on a test run of five cars, the ore averaged $800 to the car. OH and Gas. H. Clogenson, W. R. Howard, A. M. White, Mr. Howard and Mr. Terrell, or Dallas, and T. A. Kindred, of Plateau, in company with one of the best zinc experts in the United States, have just made a tour of inspection of the field and found it satisfactory. Mr. White, who is a mining engineer and oil ex pert, pronounces the Plateau valley as one of the best future oil and gas fields in the west. Mr. White has lo cated two gassers (in old water wells) and made a test. Mr. White returns to Dallas to perfect arrangements to develop the field, as he has a propo sition from one of the biggest oil com panies in the state to -open the field. Developments will be started at once. T. A. Kindred, who resides at Plateau, has been one of the prime movers of developing the resources here, as Mr. Kindred discovered the natural re sources and has promoted the town which will be opened in the sum mer, as about all of the lots have been sold. Mr. Kindred owns stock in tho MjJi The Exchanges 7 hr n i Min m n l siu. ul niu una i GUM; PK . 1 Denatured Poem C&uxW 4Hu this date, 1896) Ago ? day I has been prepared by Jos. Magoffin to congressman Cockrell tonight. The Santa Fe was two hours late to day owing to delays on the northern end of the line. The Oasino entertained General Her nandez and -wife last night, music be ing furnished by the Eleventh cavalry and 19th infantry bands. Charlie Patterson has donned the er mine as recorder and is now officiating in that capacity. Judge Maxey says it will go hard with El Paso merchants caught smug gling in the future. Dr. Roseberry left this morning on a trip to Trinidad, Colo. Col. Ritter now has the artesian well down 940 feet, the old river bed being struck at that depth. Metal market Silver, 67 c; lead 2.90; copper, 10 l-4c; Mexican pesos 53c this happens a better era will have dawned in the Salt River valley from the standpoint of the prosperity of the people and for' the happiness of the home. o IDEA CARRIES FAVOR, From San Antonio (Tex.) .Light-Gazette. New Mexico has taken a long step forward in levying a special tax to build good roads. State aid in road building is a policy well established now among the more progressive states of the union. Texas might Inaugurate a system of state participation by plac ing her convicts at work on the roads Instead of letting them out to private employers. El Paso Herald. And until the convicts are working on the roads Texas will not have the chain of magnificent state highways to which sho Is entitled. PRINTING THE NEWS. The Parral Miner, when it comes to giving the news, ought to get the bun. This from the last issue of that paper: "Thursday afternoon, when the post office was crowded with people waiting for the mail, two prominent men in town engaged in a little target practice with pistols at about two yards. Each fired one shot. So far as learned the only damage done was to box No. 23. It is not clear just what started the row. but it Is reported it is an old quarrel. While they each missed their target the in nocent bystanders are lucky as they .also escaped being hit by the sharp shooters." Everything but the names, particulars and facts. 3IINING NEWS. U D TO OPERATE various mining, oil and land compan ies here. Gas Well Tested. The wells in which the gas has been discovered have caused considerable talk for some time. In testing the wells, when the air was condensed to a small apertnre ana lighted, a blue flame burned steadily Jjf from a sas iet vhe in the well tnat Is cased a piece of lighted cotton was let down which caught the gas and an explosion followed, causing no damage, but scattering the spectators. ALPINE AUTO OWNER HURT; RAILROAD MAN TO HOSPITAL Alpine Tex., April l. I. G. Gourley El?1?? ,nJured by an automobile !,r Ch he and - w- Billlngslev were riding to Marfa. Some part of the ma chinery broke, nnrt ir t- : . III i , ; Gourle-v's arm was caught I and badly lacerate i .?; A- Werth has returned from a visit t ..w aoc lexas point. Miss Lottie Sowell has returned from Aoilene, where she has been visiting for several weeks. t.S"cP' Ford and son Ira- are visiting in Ft. Stockton. Section foreman S. H. McCullough, of the G. H., who has been sick for several days, has found it necessarv to go to the company hospital in El Paso. M. C. Lacey and Miss Ovie Word were married in Alpine and will make this their homo. Mrs. John Young has returned from a visit to Ozona. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Drake, who will visit In Alpine. Mrs. B. C. Thomas has returned from a visit to San Antonio. TULA ROSA NEWS NOTES AND PERSONAL MENTION. Tularosa. N. M.. April 21. James A. Carroll, superintendent of the Indian reservation at Mescalero, has returned from a trip to Alamogordo. S. S. Ward, superintendent of the Flying H. ranch at Artesla. is hero looking for" cattle. Frank Smith is here from Three Riv ers visiting with friends. Jim Stacks has gone to Fort Worth, Texas. A. N. Blazer is in El Paso. Misses Daisy and Beulah Rogers, of Bent, are visiting with relatives. George Mkins, of Bent, is visiting with friends. MAKING A GARDEN; LOTS OF FUN. Opportunities Are Great in City SPRINGTIME is gardening time. To him who makes a business of farming, and to him who depends for his livelihood upon the produce of a truck garden, the advent of spring may mean nothing more than the open ing of a business season. But at some time or other the ancestors of all of us have tilled the fields; and when the winter breaks, and the grass begins to show green, and the trees bud, then our inheritance makes itself felt in tbe blood. Consequently everybody wants to make a garden, and the more Impos sible this feat the greater is the desire. The dweller In city flats sees only the joy and the romance of digging in the smelly earth and planting the seeds which promise so many dainty dishes in the by and by. Those persons actually near to the soil, especially young American gentle men ofer 10 and under 16 years old, living in rural communities, take a dif ferent view of the situation. To them making a garden means simply onerou3 and disagreeable toil, interfering with the serious business of life, which is, of course, the playing of baseball. Gardening a Great Business. But this year, more than ever before in the United States, the business of making a garden has a most serious aspect. One of the visible results of the present era of high prices of food Is the steady increase in the number of city people who are moving to the suburbs for the purpose of owning a garden which ' will furnish a goodly proportion of the food to be consumed upon the familj' table. The public school garden and the va cant lot farm have given a great num ber of city girls and boys some prac tical training In gardening, and they can manage the little suburban home plat wh;l t!.e head of the house is :a work In the city, thereby materially reducing the amount of the grocerv bill. Productive Miracle. Veritable miracles of production have been wrought by suburbanite garden ers. . One of the most attractive stories of thi kind is that of two boys who were the sons of a minister. He wvis the pastor of a poverty stricken congre gation, and his salary was so small that it had to be supplemented in some way. The boys were youngsters of that age when baseball on the back lot is th chief summer Interest, but they were made of the stuff that gave them a de sire to be useful in the solution of thr problems financial that engaged the mind of their clerical father. So they persuaded him to vacate the manse and take a little house and gar den plot which rented for $120 a year. They had no horse, wagon nor plow, so they exchanged their own labor, when It could be spared from theii truck patches, for the use of these thinzs. They planted one acre in cu cumbers, half an acre each in cabbages, melons, potatoes and popcofn. and three-fourths of an acre in sweet corn, with an acre and a quarter in other truck. They sold the cucumbers for $115. the cabbage for $39, the melons for $6S, the sweet corn for $69, and the other crops in proportion, S518 In all. Mean while the father was so delighted with the sturdy Industry of his two half grown boys that It counteracted the evil effects of worry under the weight of financial cares, and the family was restored to health and happiness. From Poverty to Rlche. In another Instance a Detroit man, who had ruined his health and broken his fortune in an ill starred country newspaper, venture, as a last resort took charge of an old nursery that was al most as poverty stricken as he was. His entire assets consisted of a limited amount of household furniture, one hoe. one shovel, two forks, a horse and bug gy, with a chattel mortgage blanket on it, and $2000 Invested in baby girl securities. With less than half an acre for garden purposes he raised $169 worth of produce. So strikingly suc cessful was the little venture that it brought a turn in the tide of his af fairs. , The agricultural press got hold of the story, and now he and his wife are earning as much writing for the farm papers as they are from their gardens, which have grown to many times the size of the original venture. And It was all done on a little plot no larger than a vacant lot to be found almost any where In a city. Suburban Gardens. An experience meeting of people who have tried suburban gardening on the suburbanite scale is full of Interest. One woman reports that she kept an ac curate account of the time required to do her marketing and of the time she spent in her garden after she had bf bun to grow her own vegetable. She found she could keep her garden in fine trim in the same time that she had spent going to market. Another woman was unable to swing an ordinary hoe in her little garden of 40 feet square, so she used an old butcher knife. She de clares that It greatly benefited her health and helped her pocketbook at the same time. One little boy planted a melon patch in sandy soil, and became a very Croesus in the boy world as a result. LETTERS To the: HERALD (All -oaimunicat!ons must bear the signature of the writer, but tho naxn will not be published chera uch 9 request In made.) THE PASSING SHOW. A splendid iiic:gesion for our 91,000,000 hotel builder. New( Mexico, April 19. Editor El Paso Herald: I see that you and some of your friends are going to build a million dollar hotel in your lively town. In one of your articles about tho proposed structure you figured that It would be necessary to rent the ground floor for stores. As a some time patron of El Paso ho tels let me put in a word before the final plans are decided on, and ask that the main lobby be separated from the street on one side, at least, only by plate glass. In going to El Paso, much of my time is taken up by business and vis iting friends, but there comes a time when I return to the hotel, to await an appointment, or a meal, or because I am tired. If at the Sheldon there Is only the enclosed office, the only windows of which are so arranged that the street j is not visible. If at the St. Regis, there Is but a small place where the street is visible, and gerer- Hy there i- a lady there. If at the Zeiger heavy shades ' By Frederic J. Haskif and Country Alike The gardening of today is not the same as it was a generation ago. Then it was pulling' weeds by hand, and working with a hoe. Improved wheel hoes and the like now have eliminated nearly all of the backaches and head aches from gardening. Some suburban ites do not happen to have these hand plows, but their more fortunate neigh bor may possess a horse hoe. In one case an impecunious suburbanite bor rowed a horse hoe and operated it by hand power. He put broad wheels on it and was careful to adjust the handles well. While he could not make much speed he found that it was still seven times faster than hoeing with an old fashioned hoe. Free Government Seed. Some persons profess to think that the free seed distribution by congress is not popular. But let him who thinks so go among the housewives and the small gardeners and see. In one neigh borhood will be found women who try every seed that is sent them. All may not do well, but some of them will. When their neighbors visit them the? exchange notes and the woman who has the successful new plant will be asked to save some of the seed for her neighbor. Invertigation ha shown that in some Instances a score of house wives have been furnished with seed from the first year's crop from a con- Kgressional distribution packet. A certain Hoosier hustler has tipped off a lively suggestion to those who are tired of wrestling with the problem of making a HtUe salary cover a big living expense. It is to raise persim mons. One does not need to have fine bottom land for that business. The stonier and rougher the land the better persimmons seem tov thrive. And they are practically pest proof, for no worm or bug or bird cares for the persimmon flavor and pucker. Crated persimmons of good variety net the grower about 5 cents a box. A good bearing per simmon tree will yield from 100 to 150 boxes a season, or from $5 to $7.50 per tree. From 25 to CO trees an acre may be j planted, and thus an Income of from $125 to $225 an acre insured. It takes time to grow persimmon trees, but if too many people do not start into the business because of this tip there is money in it. It is a generally accepted theory that persimmons do not lose their peculiar pucker until the frost falls. The Hoosier persimmon gr.ower declares this to be an error and that the pucker is in the variety and not the lack of frost. He says that the best persimmons ripen in August. Garden on Porch. In some cases the suburbanite uses even his front porch for utilitarian gar den purposes. One man last year made a porch trellis of lima beans. He had all the shade that might be given by a Virginia creeper, and in addition a lib eral supply of lima beans for his table. By Intensive methods the city gardener gets vastly more from his small garden than many a rural gardener from a big rambling truck patch. Recently an urban agriculturist, with a farm of 600 square feet, declared that he grew twice as much produce on that lot as "the folks back home" grow in a garden three times as large. Near ly all of these intensive city farmers use nitrate of soda as a fertilizing agent, and it gives up Its wealth of plant food so rapidly that sometimes the gardener fears far the fate of hi vegetables; fears that the watermelon vines will grow so vast that they will wear out the melons dragging them over the ground. Gardening for Pleasare. Ijiberty Hyde Bailey, who headed the Roosevelt Country Life commission, is an enthusiastic advocate of gardening for suburbanites. He says that even if the inexperienced cannot grow any thing but pigweed, burdock and dande lions, all of which grow themselves, there is great pleasure in gardening. He thinks it is all in the mental atti tude, and that getting well acquainted .with pigweed and burdock will pave the way to a successful introduction into higher plant society. He tells a good story on his gardener. Under his window he kept a burdock. The neigh bors and the gardener 4wished to exter minate that worthless weed. But the Cornell farmer philosopher told the gardener that he was mis taken; it was not a burdock, but a Lap pa major. Since that the gardener has a deep respect for the plant, so that Prof. Bailey concludes that after all there is quite a lot in a name. Lois of Pleasure. But aside from the utiiltarian aspect of gardening, it is productive of a vast amount of pleasure, and is responsible for the restoration of roses to manv sallow cheeks. In fact, the fun and the health to be derived from making a small garden is more than worth the labor and expense Involved, even if there were no crop of vegetables. The neighbor's chickens and that inertia which often overtakes the amateur gar dener later in the season, mav prevent tho gathering of- a harvest, but noth ing can take away the memory of the healthful and delightful experience of that greatest of springtime sports making a garden. Tom orrow Bees and Honev. r!r ",le "windows. In each case the visitor is confined and the only thing lie sees are the office and the peonle in i the office. " I o the average man there is nothing more interesting than the street. If there are gOOd broad wfnrlmre -nMih o-; v.t... Zl. Irnnri -i-f- , .. , he can pass a verv interesting half hour waiting for his friend, or consuming his cigar. ' ,,,- u un nuerestjng. street, In Los Angeles the Van Nuys, the Angelus. and the Westminster have their lobbies so arranged that a man has a comfortable chair, wherq he can watch the street, and these chairs arc always well patronized when the rest of the lobby Is empty. Give tbe stranger within your gates a cnance to see your people, and do it in a comfortable chair. A New Mexican. SOMETHING DOING HERE. From Estancia (N. M.) Herald. There will be a pie supper next Sat urday night at 7:30 at New Home school house. There will be present two men from Estancia for the purpose of speaking on the irrigation proposi tion. The subject of a baseball ground in connection with a Sunday school picnic ground will be considered, and if possible a literary organized. Every body is invited. W. F. Bartholomew, of Boston, is stopping at the St. Regis en route to Globe. Ariz. Mr. Bartholomew for some years was editor of the Zorton N4ews Zurean. and is now a membf- of the N. u o-k stock exchange firm of Th mpson, Towle & Co. COURT ADJOUBNS; NOTED CASE ENDED Immigration Insijeetor Dies at Nogales; Grant Bros. to Resume Work. Nogales, Ariz., April 21. The district court has concluded the calendar for the term and gone into recess until October. The case of the National Metal company vs. the Greene Consolidated Copper company, was among the im portant cases. The calendar and the arguments will be submitted in briefs and judgment rendered afterwards. It has been twice to the supreme court and three times to the district court. It involves $100,000. The Four Metals litigation, which has been piling up for two 3'ears, went on a change of venue to Pima county. Nathan Leeker, charged jointly with Z. L. Pettigrew, in- conspiracy, was ac quitted. Grant Bros. construction outfit is be ing crossed at this port into Mexico, to the scene of operation of the West Coast railroad extending to Tepic. Immigration inspector A. A. Gates died at his home on North Crawford. stret. after a long illness. He was 33 years of age and leaves a wife and two little girls. The body will be sent to California for Interment. He has been in Nogales but a few months, having been transferred from Pata gonia, Ariz. Mrs. F. J. Iuffy entertained a num ber of friends at her home on Terrace avenue in honor of judge F. M. Doan, who, having completed the term of the district court at Nogales, left for Tomb stone where he begins federal court. COPPEE FIND CAUSES HUSH TO NEW FIELD Many Claims Mled Meth odist Conference to Con vene at Tiicnmeari. Tucumcari, N. M.. April 21. Consider able excitement prevails over the find ing of the nuggets of copper at the Grape Vine canyon, 18 miles south east of Tucumcari. A number have mining claims there, and have been watching the development of. the mines with much interest. J. F. Hopkins brought to the city some copper and gold ore that so excited those who saw them that many have gone to the canyon to file on claims. Some of the nuggets are as large as hen eggs. S. V. Williams, of Tucumcari. owns the claim on which the best specimens were found. J. F. Hopkins left last night for Chicago, taking samples with him. R. E. Galloway, principal of the Lo gan high school, Is attending district court. W. J. Hittson, of Los Angeles, has ar rived to commence the erection of a business building on east Main street. S. H. Buchard, engineer for the J. A. Ware Construction company, is in the city closing up the business, as the company has completed the work on the Tucumcari and Memphis road. T. A. Muirhead is in El Paso. The district conference of the M. E. church south, of the Albuquerque dis trict, will convene in Tucumcari on May 4. Rev. J. H. Messer, of Albu querque, Is the presiding elder. MINING COMPANY PLACING MACHINERY AT VAN HORN Raisx Reported General Over Section Many Ranch HontfR BalMing- Frost Kills Fruit. Van Horn, Texas, April 21. The Mica Mining company has installed a 20 horse power gasoline engine and air compres sor at its mine, 16 miles south of town. They are about ready to begin work. W. T. Medley, of-the Lorneta ranch, has just finished an addition to his dwelling. T. H. Yarbro has begun the erection of a seven room dwelling on his Dal berg ranch, south of town. Walter Beach Is in from his ranch and reports stock doing fine since the good rains of a month ago. Bids for a $11,000 hotel at Lobo are being solicited. The structure is to be built of brick. W. W. Gibson and family, of Fort Worth, are here visiting his brother, Fred P. Gibson. May Bowles, of Alpine, is in the Van Horn mountains looking for yule, or rubber plant. R. H. Espy, of Lobo. reports all the fruit killed there by the recent freeze. Lee Prude who is in from his ranch, reports good rains in his territory. A linen shower was given at the home of Mrs. W. D. Garren to Miss Flake Durrell, who is to be married soon. The cowboys are to have a ball on April 29, in honor of the boys of Kent, Texas. METCALF MEXICANS PLAN FOR FIESTA; NEWS NOTES. Metcalf. Ariz., April 21. The Mex ican population of Metcalf is preparing: to selebrate May 5 in true Mexican style. A mass meeUng has been held for the purpose of preparing a pro gram and appointing a committee to at tend to the details. It is expected that the Coronado railway will run special trains between here and Clif to accommodate the crowds. Mr. and Mrs. William Burns, who for many years have been conducting the Burn rooming house, have removed to their home in North Metcalf, where they will reside in the future. Jack Barkhurst, formerly of Metcalf. who is now residing 25 miles north of here, has returned to his ranch after spending a few days with friends. Fred Purcell and R. R- Tanner have i riariirnttfi frAm fMirrrkii -TiTim -nrhoro thv i " ... w....,., .. ....., ....- accompanied Misses D ' Bond to Gila Hot sPrI ' ngs, Sunday. .11 A LAG A, N. M., NEWS AND PERSONAL NOTES, Malaga, X. M-, April 21. 3rrs. J. L. Williams has gone to Millersburg. HI, in answer to a message announcing the serious illness of her mother. She will return by the way of Centerville, la., to visit other relatives. Tho Malaga girls' basketball team will play the Carlsbad team Saturday I at Carlsbad. The damage by the heavy frost and ice i very slight, as the fruit Is pro tected by the heavy leaves on the trees. Early garden truck was nipped. YSLETA NEWS NOTES AND PERSONAL MENTION. Ysleta. Tex., April 21. Capt. and Mrs. Kennicott are the guests of rela tives here. They are en route from San Diego, Cal., to their home in Chi cago. G. S. Kennictt, Martin Wuerschmldt and Will Davlsare taking the census. Gailey & Clark' have opened the new road to Clint Dr. W. I. Vance, of El Paso, 'gave a 6 oclock dinner at Valley Inn, compli mentary to Mfss Anita Jones, who Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Frenca Car iv EI Paso. Those who came do vi .i w th Ir Vance were Miss Jones a d Dr and Mrs Cary.