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Friday, July lo, 1910. EDITORIAL A EL pa; Established April. 1S81. The El Paso Herald Includes aiso. by absorption and succession. The Dally News, The Telegraph. The Telegram. The Tribune. The Graphic. The Sun. The Advertiser. Tho Independent. The Journal, The Republican. The Bulletin. KEMBEE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND AMER. NEWS P. PUBLISHERS' ASSOC. Entered at the Postoffice in El Pasc, Tex..as Second Class matter. Dedicated to tcvLaervice of the people, that no good cause shall lack pion. and that evil shall not thrive unopposed. The Dally Herald is issued six davs a week and the "Weekly Herald is published every Thursday, at El Paso, Texas; and the Sunday Mail Edition is also sent to "Weekly Subscribers. Bell Business Office 5 .Editorial Rooms 2020 Society Reporter A19 Advertising- department 116 HERALD J rcLEpnoxEs. ) TERMS OP Dtilv HeraTo. oer montn. 60c: oer Thn naiiv wvrnifi fi HcMvprpfl rv Bliss and Torae. Texas, and Ciufiad Juarez, Mexico, at 60 cents a month. 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No Mayor So AW EFFORT to defend the present system of control of the public schools by an irresponsbile board of trustees, nominated and appointed by an irresponsible political boss trustees accountable to nobody and last of all to the people who pay the taxes and sustain the schools is an effort to defnd the indefensible. The question of changing the system'so as to put the appointing power in the hands of the mayor involves a fundamental principle in popular government: that the more officials there are subject to popular "elections," the less attention is paid to individual fitness and tie more likelihood there is of turn ing Ihe offices ever to unfit persons. As the number of elective offices diminishes, the ability and disposition of tie people to investigate for themselves and to question the individual fitness of candidates, increases. It needs no argument to show that the people in general, the mass of voters, will choose and think and vote more intelligently if they have only one man to elect, the mayor for instance, than they will if tiey have 30 oi 40 men to elect. Under our present system of municipal government no man can hereafter be elected mayor -vrho is not trustworthy and of good repute in the community. It is unthinkable that the dominant party would try to force upon the people, under onr present system, a corrupt man as voting community that could and would prevent such a calamity. We may not always secure as mayor the best man for the place, but it is un thinkable that the voters of El Paso would elect as mayor a man so corrupt, so shameless, and so low as to abuse his appointing power as to school trustees to the detriment of the public schools. The proper conduct of school affairs is so vital to tie welfare of the com munity that no mayor in a position of responsibility would dare to abuse his power in this direction. The fundamental trouble now is that tiere is no man in a position of respon sibility in connection with the schools. One or two hundred out'of 6000 voters cast a perfunctory ballot for the trustees who are really selected and appointed by tie political boss. These men go into office with tie knowledge that they are responsible to nobody but tie boss. Any attempt.to fail back on their alleged responsibility to ''tie people" is laughable, a quibble that deceives nobody. When the mayor is given power to appoint school trustees, with tie limita tion that he can appoint only a few each year and cannot possibly during any year change the whole complexion of the board, then it will be found that there is e. responsible head to the school system, a man whom the people can hold to ac count. Under such conditions tht affairs of the schools will be conducted in the open, with the same wisdom of expenditure and accuracy of accounting that must characterize any well conducted municipal government Our public schools have been tie private snap of an irresponsible and unoffi cial political boss long enough. It is time now to create a responsible head who will feei himself accountable to the people for the wise and honest expenditure of hte $200,000 a year tie schools cost, and for tie adequate professional supervision and constant growtfc along modern lines wtici our psople demand of the public schools. President Taft has appointed a soutiem man and an eastern man to tie su preme court. There will be two more vacancies to fill and the west should cer tainly have a strong representative on the court. 0, Probably the Texan who shot his fatherinlaw on the day of his wedding just -"ranted to show them that he wasn't going to have any family interference, and believed it a good thing to start out right, o Neglecting Our INVESTIGATIONS by the city health department of the habitations of Spanish speaking citizens in the lower part of town are disclosing a frightful state of affairs. Approximately one-half of all the domiciles inspected have been found to be "uninhabitable" and "unsanitary." This condition reflects most un favorably on previous administration of the city health department, and is hardly creditable to the department of building inspection, for this condition is nothing new, but has been known in a general way to exist during every month and every year of the past- Attention has frequently been called to it by The Herald, by physicians, by visitors of the Charity association, and by unofficial investigators. The Herald has repeatedly pointed out that the death rate in tiat section is higher than the deati rate in a like area in any other city in the United States. It is a humiliating confession; but the only way to bring about reform in such matters is to drive tie tniti iome to tie people. Now tiat tie reports of inspections iave become a matter of public record, tie question arises, Wiat is going to be done about it? It will do very little good to order these poor people out of tieir homes into tie streets or to try to impose upon them conditions which it is physically impossible for tiem to meet. The ones to go after are the landlords owners in. many cases of large tracts on which tiey have built or allowed otiers to build "uniniabitable" and "unsanitary" tenements, which they lease to Mexicans at an annual rental enormous as compared witi tie actual investment. If notices are to be served, serve tiem on tie landlords. If arrests are to be made, arrest the landlords. If fines are to be imposed, fine the landlords. . The building ordinances of the city amply cover this condition, and all it needs is strict and unremitting enforcement of tie laws. There are very few owners of the "uninhabitable and -unsanitary" tenements in Chihuahuita who are unable to pay for the necessary improvements. To allow these conditoins to persist any longer without making every possible effort to bring about improve ment is to confess tiat we iave grown callous to shame and criminally careless of the well being of our own people. Anfl it is going to be a "made in El Paso" dam' all right. Eeclamation men say it will if the El Paso cement meets requirements. Anything made in El Paso meets requirements. o The president of the New York Central was a section hand in his youth, the head of tie Friscosystem was the driver of a scraper on a grading crew the president cf the Chicago & Northwestern railroad was a telegraph operator, and the head of the Great Iforthern-Jforthern Pacific was a roustabout on the docks. Such opportunities are as open and as frequent today as eyer for the young man vith initiative and staying power. HERAJLD cham- Auto 1115 2020 SUBSCRIPTION. year. -57. Weekly Herald, per year. $2. carriers in El Paso. East El Paso. Port HERALD TRAV ELING AGENTS. Persons solicited to subscribe for The Herald should beware of impos ters and should not pay money to anyone unless ho can show that he is legally author ized by the El Paso Herald. Corrupt As That mayor. There is a reserve power in the Qwn PeopL J JNCLE U WALTS "Then scatter seeds of kindness," I heard a pilgrim sing; and then, with hu man blindness, he scattered 'tother thing. He scattered seeds of soinxw, complain ing at his lot; and tliey will grow tomorrow, and thrive where he has wrought. How often we have sent it, from thoughtless SEEDS OP lips, that song! And if we only meant it, 'twould help the world KINDNESS along. "We drone a nohle anthem into the weeping night; we learn our hymns and chant them as cultured parrots might; we deal in stately phrases, and heed not what they mean; wo roam through wordy mazes, and prize things for their sheen; we dish up truth in thimbles, and platitudes in mass; and all is tinkling cymbals, and all is sounding brass. In care less words we riot, and life would be less sore if tongues would but be quiet, and the heart say more. Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews Wheeler Copyright, 1910, by the New York THE most stubborn fault to over come, perhaps, in the list of hu man frailties is a quick temper. In every score of men and -women taken at random, from the lowest to the highest classes, 19 are proved to be easily irritated, enraged or made re sentful in feelings by the daily trifles which are so much cnore difficult to bear with composure than great troubles. Tou who read these words are say ing to younself, perhaps, -that they do not apply to you; that you are never put out of temper even by seri ous matters. Yet, set a watch upon your mind "for one day and discover the truth, and then you will be in a position to profit by this little discussion of an almost universal fault. An erroneous impression has largelv prevailed in the world that a quick temper indicated "spirit" and was more or less a mark of high qualities. Must Overcome Temper. I have heard parents speak of this tendency of a child to fly into a pas sion with a certain Tisible pride, which the child was not slow to perceive. Our educational institutions do not seem to regard the fault as one to treat seriously and our religious teach ers deal gently with it. Culture bids us control our exhibition of temper, but does not tell us how necessary it is to overcame the reeling within. But in the philosophy of the ancient philosophers we find valuable counsels with are based upon scientific facts re garding the emotion or anger. Here Is a quotation from one of the teachers from the land which we call heathen India: "If a man does evil to us we instantly want to react evil, and this impulse uses up the fine material -out of which the mind-stuff is made, and vitiates Its power. Every reaction In the form of anger, hatred or ill will, every evil thought or deed, is so much loss to the f " ' " "-"- --' uivi. uaun iimu t! cull- . trol such a thought, or feeling, it is a j direct gain to the mind-power. Not only I do -ree gain control of ourselves, but it j is just so much good energy stored up in our favor; this piece of energy will j be converted into the higher power." Still anraln the same teaching tells us: "We must have friendship for all, iner- t cy to those in misfortune, happiness for , the happy and plfy for the wicked." i isiuusionmez 5, The Week With His Folks J tT 'AS the third morning after their arrival that Helen awoke with a blinding headache. "I don't think I can go down to breakfast." "Shall I have mother anH 3'ou up something?" asked "Warren, busy put ting the cuff buttons into a fresh shirt "Only some coffee. I couldn't eat any thing." "Sure you don't want anything else?" when a few moments later he started down. "No," faintly. "Or-Ij some strong coffee. That may help-" She thought it would be sent at once, but It wasn't. Her head throb bed cruelly. She got up and darkened the room, and then 5ay down again. He came up from breakfast. "How's 3our headache now? Did the coffee help?" "It didn't come." "It didn't come? "Why. I told mother to send it. I guess she forgot. I'll go down and see." Did They Cr.re So Turtle? She turned her face to the wall. She was hurt hurt all through. He had not even troubled to see that it was sent. He had merely given the order and then forgotten all about it. And his mother, too, had forgotten! Did they care so little? She was a bride on her first visit to his people was she to receive no more attention than this? "Warren came back now, followed by the maid with the coffee. "Jane had to go on an errand for father that's why she couldn't bring it. Mother asked if you would like a headache powder?" "No thej' never help. I'll just have to lie quiet this morning." She was trying to drink the coffee Jane had left by the bed. But the cup was cracked and the handle of the coffeepot was wet aud sticky, and there was a large brown stain on the napkin where the coffee had spilled over on the .way up stairs. She thought of the dainty tray her mother would have brought her and the wave of homesickness that she had been fighting all morning swept over (From The Herald of Parson J. L. Williams, of the negro Methodist church, was shot at last night by Delia Thorn, one of his con gregation whom he had charged with fraud. The bullet missed him and the woman made good her escape. Agent T. E. Hunt, of the S. P., has gone to Arizona on a short business trip. Jay Wilford, of Fort Worth, has filed suit for 25,000 damages against the local electric light company for Injuries alleged to have been sustained by fall ing over a live wire. Ed Fink has declared his intention to resign as chief of police, following an investigation by a special committee ap pointed by the -council. Benigno Loya, who escaped from the Juarez jail, where he was being held on a charge of murder, was captured at Chihuahua this morning and will be brought back to Juarez. The Fourth of July banner still hangs Denatured Poem i9 Adams. k't&M On a Quick Temper and Its Many Evils Evening Journal Publishing Company. Then we are instructed how to con trol -the breath and the body in order to gain concentration and to obtain com plete mastery of the mindf All this is valuable and important kno-nledge to a human being anxious to make the best use of his life and to increase the happiness and goodness of the human family by becoming good and happy himself. It does not matter to what creed we subscribe, or what belief is ours this knowledge of a divine fact is worthy of our effort to obtain it. In the present hurried, heated and ex citable method"? life, it is a most se vere effort to keep amiable, kind and full of good feeling to all human be ings, as we push and crowd through the world in pursuit of what we think is success. If any simple, healthful method is offered us, no matter from what source or century, let us be thankful. There are some things we know bet ter today than anyone knew a thous and or fifty years ago. Other things were known better a thousand and five thousand years ago than we know them. Concentration Needed. Concentration was one of these things. The tendency of modern times Is to scatter our mind forces and to render us irritable, resentful and ill tempered. Here Is a little formula which will help us all in our search for control, composure and concentra tion: Sit in a quiet -room in a comfortable chair, erect, with the hands resting lightly on the knees. Close the eyes. Inhale a deep breath through the nostrils until counting seven, hold the breath while ..counting tne same, and slowly exhale the same length of time. ThinX, as you Inhale, that you are taking in from God's uni verse good health, good will, success, happiness and usefulness and making them j-our own. Do this for five min utes only, morning and night, and see if vour nerves do not become more under your control and the task of keeping amiable less difficult. Of course you will not become per fect in a day, week or year. Tou will have your ups and down, your setbacks and your discouragements. But you will be helped and benefitted by this simple exercise m a. surprising de gree, v Try it. , The Honeymoon label Herbert Urner her. Oh, if she were only home! If she could only Jiave the care and at tention and lof-e her mother alwaj'S gavo her! She pushed back the coffee almost untasted. Aren't you going to drink it?" He was standing awkwardly by the bed, his whole attitude implied that he was ill at ease, that he didn't know quite what to do. This was the first time Helen had been at all ill since their marriage, and he felt it was a situa tion with which he could not cope. TVhen he had the headache, he wanted only to be let alone, but he vaguely felt that Helen wanted something more. "Aren't you going to drink any of it?" he said more awkwardly. "Not now I don't believe I can." He Lingered TJncertnlnly. There -was a long silence. He felt a growing sense of irritation, partly because of his awkwardness and his conscious inability to rise to the oc casion. Surely he could not be ex pected to stand there In a darkened room. A aiTe headache was not so serious as that. "If there isn't anything I can do for you, I think I'd better go over to the apartment and see how the paint ers are getting along with that dining room work." "Very well." "I'll be back around one. I hope j'ou'll be better by then." He lingered uncertainlj-, but as she made no comment, he went out, closing the door after him. She waited until his steps died down the hall and then she burst into tears. "If there isn't anything T can do for ycu!" And sht had wanted him to come over and kneel by the bed and kiss her hands and tell her how orry he was that she was HI how worried and anx ious he was. She wanted all the petting and cud dling that every young wife wants when she Is sick (however slight that sick ness may be), but not one husband in a thousand knows how to give and cer tainly TVarren did not. t&is date, 1896) across El Paso street and has become an eyesore. It is expected that when engineer de Tbarolla returns from Mexico City, it -will be as engineer in chief of the international dam. The firm of L. Freudenthal and com pany, of Las Cruces, has assigned to Charles Solomon. The Texas sheriffs are holding their annual convention at San Antonio. There is a cail for the city council to put 'the plaza fountain in order so that it will run. The copper smelter is handling 350 I George Bovee has joined the .Amer ican bicycle team on the Illinois cir cuit. ' Local book dealers have commenced ordering the fall supply of 'school books. Metal market. Silver, 68 3-4c; lead, $2 90; copper, 10 5-8c; Mexican pesos, 53c. Abolition, Compromise Or Reform Interests England Freaeric J. Hasldn X. THE BRITISH CRISIS. ONDON, England, July lo. What shall be done with the house of lords? WH1 it be abolished, or reformed, or wJIl there be a compro mise? Premier Asquith and the ma jority of the house of commons say that the power of the lords to veto leglsla- j tlve action by the commons must be leave the house of lords in its present form, but would strip it of legislative power. Lord Roseberry and the ma jority of the peers, seconded by Air. Bal four and the minority of the commons, say that the house of lords must be re formed. They would alter the form of the house of lords, modernizing its con- J stltution, but would give it even greater , power in legislation than it now pos j sesses or than it has possessed since the I time of Charles I. King George says there must be a compromise. The situation forcibly illustrates the faculty of the .British mind for "indi rection, for seeming to do one thing while really doin another. The Lib- erals enemies of the house of lords. seek to maintain its present fprm. he reditary principle and all, while the friends of that institution, the Conserv- .nvc, u.i c v-iciinui iiih iui u. iciuiiu mi ii will wipe out its absurd anachronisms, !,. ..I-,...! .i.ti The practical result is a considerable degree of confusion in the public mind and the presentation of a host of feas ible opportunities for a compromise. English Throne Unstable. England is the land of compromise. King George sits on a throne whose very foundation is a series of compro mises. The principle of give and take, in connection with the doctrine of In violability of contract, is the cardinal principle of British political practice. A question arises, the people take sides, there !s a great fight, each side swears never to surrender, and for months or perhaps for years, the battle wages fur iously. Then, one day, the captains of the opposing hosts meet each other and formulate a compromise. Instantly both parties accept It, and It becomes a part of the British constitution. That, in epitome, is the political his tory of England. In the ordinary course of events, history would repeat itself and Mr. Asquith and Mr. Balfour would obey the command of their new king and rig up a compromise which would settle instantly the mooted question of what to do with the house of lords. But if England Is the land of compro mise, then surely Ireland is not, and in this particular problem Ireland holds the whip hand, and Ireland will not compromise untH after it has been beaten to death. The compromising English have been endeavoring for up ward of 700 years to effect a compro mise with the Irish, or, failing in that, to beat them to death. As yet they have done neither. Ireland In Control. And now Ireland, a part and parcel of the United Kingdom apralnst Its will, j represented in the British parliament against Its will, always demanding a di vorce, is for the time at least in con trol of the situation Mr. Asquith holds office as prime minister by virtue of a majority in the house of commons made up or irisii nationalists. At any mo- ures. and then it will be up to the house ment John Rwlmond may lead his Irish . of lords to commit-FUlcide gracefully in followers across the aisle and end the I order to save their king from the days of the Asquith government. necessity of choosin0 between destruc- The Irish are vitally in earnest in i tion of the lords or revolution. A Con Irheir support of the proposition to j servative victory would save both lords abolish the veto of the lords. Once get I and king from embarrassment. the house of lords out of the way and j Peers May Be Reduced. Ireland can have its long prayer-for The Conservative position is by no home rule. For this reason Mr. Asquith j means as clearly defined. Three years Is not at liberty to pursue the ancient ago when the rejection by the lords British course and consent to a com- j of the education biH had precipitated promise in which he gives as much as the first Skirmish of the present war. he receiveu King Georjre Interested. King George is diretlv and person ally interested in secur i a compromise of thy v-ering uui-rei -. n t l,ru; and the commons, because if those ef forts fail the king himself must ettle the question. And it Js entirely p'is?iblo that the permancrce of Uie throne it self may be involved. If king George should promise Mr. Asquith to appoint a sufficient number of peers to make the will of the com mons effective in the upper house, in the event of another Liberal victory at the polls, thei the throne would stand alone in England as the last survivor of the ancient hereditary institutions. It would mean that in the future the masses would be at liberty to govern England without respect lo the privi leges or prejudices of the classes. On the other hand, if king George should refuse to give consent to the ap- HOT WEATHER FICT By WEX JOKES. v. AN'NABELLE LEE did not enjoy herself much in the country. In fact, she thought the country was insufferably dull. Unlike some people, she couldn't find anything en tertaining in a cow, and she didn't care enough about beetles or caterpillars to get an exciting shock when one would be discovered clinging to her skirt As for straw rides, Annabelle declared that the same experience could be had by taking a trip in a belt-line liorse c-ir. So, looking for amusement. Annabelle noticed the tall young man who ap peared to be a sort of factotum in the summer "cottage" ("strictly country chickens and ggs" from the country sure enough, but via New York). James Capulet was the young man's name, and ha drove the team on the straw rmes nnfl tnnfc- visitors out on the lake in the cottage's flatbottomed boats, and did otherstunts of a like nature. "It would be a good thing to vvjiVe up that young man," thought Anna belle, and she straightway proceeded to act upon the thought. By the time young Capulet had taught Annabelle to row which took a long time, as she was already an expert and therefore critical the girl thought that perhaps she had gone too far with her city ways and cruel heart, and when the time came for parting she felt very sor ry she had crushed this poor country lad's heart, as a motor truck might crush a chicken crossing the road. Not a very poetic simile, it may be noticed, but one fullof force. They had a touching farewell, and Anabelle Lee went back to town, where she forgot all about Jimmy Capulet un til one day In a friend's house she saw a familiar figure. A student of con temporary fiction, Annabelle at once thought: "Blest If that cottage boy isn't consumed with a hopeless passion and has followed mo to town. Must go and squelch him for good." So Annabellp went and spoke to James, who evidently tried hard to think vho 5he might be, but just as evidently couldn't remember her. Annabelle said something about Sweetbrier cottage, and Capulet's face cleared. "I thought vou might be one of them," he said. "That was the tough f pointment of this wholesale lot of rad ical peers, despite a Liberal majority in the elections, then the king would be arrayed in opposition to the expressed will of the people of England. This is a thing that has happened several times, but the record shows that-such tilings are extremely unhealthy for kings. Just now there are noi n half dozen republicans in England, but should the king oppose his people and thwart their 'will, a -revolution might be precipitated over night. Not in many years has a new king come to the British throne facing such a sea of troubles. If George is able to bring about a peaceful settlement of this fundamental quarrel, he will be en titled to be called George the Great, for no one of the four predecessors of tyLs name possessed the tact and skill requisite for such a performance. With characteristic loyalty to the archaic sur vivals of the forms of absolutism, the leaders of both parties have sought to nvrM nmhnrrncrsinc tlift new klnc Thft j battle tliat lmmlnent when Edward died is postponed, a truce prevails, and the British parliament prosalcly debates non-contentious legislation while As nultb anH "Rptfnnr talk, fntilelv nerhans ; .---- -, ; q compromise j common w, Common Would Control Finances. Mr. Asquith. supported by the coali tion of Liberals, Laborites and Irish Na tionalists, fc pledged to a very definite program with relation to the lords. He proposes that the house of commons shall have absolute control of all fin ancial legislation, without let or hind rance in the house of lords. This could give the commons entire control of all matters relating y"taxation and appro priations. Mr. Asquith further proposes that the house of commons may be given the right to make effective any piece of legislation during the lifetime of a single parliament without the ne- i cfvssitx- nf roffrpnw to the neonle: this to be" accomplished by providing that anr bill which passes the house and rails to pass tne loras snail De returnea j to the house and, if it again passes the commons,- it whi become law witnout the assent of the peers. In order to prevent unnecessary de lays and to circumvent dilatory tactics, Mr. Asquith further proposes that the life of a single parliament be limited to five years, instead of seven, as is noT the case. These three propositions are the essential features of the Liberal program, and are comprised In the phrase "abolition of the veto." If Mr. Asquith shall ask the king for "guarantees" It will mean that the com mons will adopt the Asqurth proposi tions, the lords will reject them, parlia ment will be dissolved, a general elec tion ordered and, in advance of the elec tion, the prime minister will ask the. king to promise to appoint some 500 Liberal peers in the event that the elec tions result in a victory for the Liberal coalition. It is probable that Mr. Asquith will re j sist the demands of the Irish National- ists and will prefer to wait until after the general election to approach the king. If that election should result in a Liberal victory, the commons again j will pas the abolition of the veto meas- the lords took thought among them selves how they might conserve their effective power as ? bulwark of class privilege by reforming themselves. Sev eral propositions were made and a cornel mittee of 25 was appointed, under the chairmanship of jrd Roseberry, which recommended to the lords a scheme of reform. According to this plan the house of lords would be reduced to about 350 members, composed of repre sentative "peers of parliament," elected from the wiiole body of the peerage, i but present a copy of their paper with not for life, but for a single parlia- i a quiet, polite manner, ment. No action ha been taken on this j Robt. J. Burdette had an humorous report, and, indeed, it was intended only i address with the committee of recep as a basis for further consdieration. tion. The Conservative forces are com- j Food here, in the hotel or restaurant, mitted to a scheme of reform which will I is served very daintily. This has been acquit the lords of the charge of repre- sennng nornmg dui tne nereauary pnn- ciple, but which will conserve that prin ciple to a certain degree. Thev also de sire to establish the house of lords aa est job I ever had, but I needed the money then, and Vq cottage paid mc well. But never again: I couldn't stand another season of engagements." Moral: No one reads morals In hot weather. Why doesn't some one get out a book with just the title page say "Dolly Deane's Decision" and the last sentence "Dolly Deane had made her decision. The End." with all the other pages blank? CTwould save ham mock readers a lot of trouble and be a better st-ry than most. Query: Why must "The End" be printed on the last negro. Does the author fear the reader -U1 think twe acs on the back cover are part of the story? The voters of New Mexico territory are authorized to elect delegates to a constitutional convention. - The governor 30 days after the ap proval of the ac,t shall order an elec tion of delogates, said election not to be legal until aftr 50 days after the approval of the act. Tne delegates shall meet the fourth Monday after their election and are to remain in session not longer than 60 days. The debts of the territory shall be paid by the new state. All the public schools shall be con ducted in English. The new state shall novnr Waw abridging the right of suffrage to GIST OF STATEHOOD BILL an races. The capital shall remain at Santa Fe until the legislature calls a special electiop at which the voters may ex press themselves, no time limit being given. The constitution shall be submitted to the people for ratification not earlier than 90 days after adoption by the con vention. The votes-shall be canvassed on the third Monday after the election. A copy of the constitution shall be Abe Martin It's purty hnrd t' appear interested vrhlle somebuddy tells you how mnck raoner ther ninkln. Tell Blnlcley' trial for forprery Is set for next Monday an' he's as hopeful an' cheerful as a caa didate -with three er four opponents. a co-ordinate branch of the legislature, having the same relations to the com mons as the senate has to the house of representatives in the United States. 5Iany Changes Proposed. They desire to have the house of lords composed of representatives, either he reditary peers or life peers, chosen by the peers themselves and by certain agencies of the privileged and wealthier classes. In no one of the suggested re form schemes is there any proposition for popularizing the house of lords in any degree; nor is there any sugges tion of a possibility of removing the control of the upper house from, the domination of the Conservative party. ' Every reform thus far suggested by the 1 Conservatives would result in giving ; "' "" ... .a .,.., .c v4 servative party, a more absolute power of veto over the will of the people than, they have possessed any time in the last three centuries. Tomorrow XI Who Rules Great .Britain? LETTERS To the: HERALD (All communications must bear the signature of the writer, but the name will not be published where such a re quest is made). MORE -ABOUT CALIFORNIA. Pasadena, Cal., July 13. Editor El Paso Herald: San Francisco's cold weather has in fluenced the summer weather here.' We stopped at Redwood City and San Jose and visited relatives, then came to Los Angeles, but after breakfast came over by way of electric cars to this quiet, beautiful city. Moderately wide streets, frame bungalow or mis sion style residences, with lawns and semi-tropical trees, cause it to be very pleasing, yet we both prefer El Paso. Although we have been here only two days, we sense that we have lived a week or more, on account of the strenu ousness of the entertainment. There is something doing all the time. This hotel Maryland is large, roomy, convenient. Lawns, with bungaiuv cottages belonging to the hotol, and much of the walls covered with climbing vines, causes a very pleasant impres sion. Outside of the chatter sound cf voices in the different convention or bateau rooms, and the ball room last night during the musicians rest periods, rne entire town has a Quaker sort of ..uiet ness. Even the newsboys do not call out their sales with lond. sonnrnne vntrs : our experience from the Grand Canyon j tn: through San Francisco to here. The women appeared homely in San Francisco, but on "the train of the coast line, and on down to' here, their facial and general cosmetic appearance improved. ' We will be all the week here at the convention of the American Institute for Homeopathy. John F. Edgar. EL, PASO AN COMPL,I7tIENTED. From Alamogordo (N. M.) News. Hon. W. H. Burges of El Paso mada a great speech at San Angelo on Tues day, before the Texas Bar association, assembled in twenty-ninth annual ses sion. Two hundred members were In attendance. Mr. Burgess is president of the association. WRONG OX GORED. From Mesa (Ariz.) Free Press.. Prize fighting is admittedly wrony, especially when it is a cold blooded ex hibition for the purpose of getting a big lot of money out of the public; but the prohibition of the fight pictures ap pears to be more a matter of senti ment because the black man won, than from objection to fight pictures. submitted to the president and con gress for approval. If congress fails to act during tno next session the constitution shall bo adopted. Thirty days later the gov ernor shall issue a proclamation for the election of state officers. Said election shall take place not earlier than 90 days and not later than ISO days after the proclamation. The returns shall be canvassed the same as those on the constitution and the president of the United States shall then issue a proclamation admit ting the now state into the union. Until this time the territorial officers shall remain in office as elected at tha general election in 1910. Five percent of the proceeds from the sale of public lands shall go to the public schools. Detailed provision i3 made for the prices of public lands sold by the state. All lands valuable for water power purposes shall remain the property of the federal government. The state shall constitute one judi cial district, with circuit and district courts. The sum of $100,000 is provided for the expense of elections and conven tions during the formation of the new-state.