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Friday, July lo, 1910.
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Paso, Arizona,
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per Dally average
exceeding 10,000.
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
year. -57. Weekly Herald, per year.
carriers in El Paso. East El Paso.
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Paso Herald.
Corrupt As That
mayor. There is a reserve power in the
Qwn PeopL
"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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
Metal market. Silver, 68 3-4c; lead,
$2 90; copper, 10 5-8c; Mexican pesos,
Abolition, Compromise Or
Reform Interests England Freaeric
J. Hasldn
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-
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
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
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
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
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
To the:
(All communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest is made).
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.
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.
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
The sum of $100,000 is provided for
the expense of elections and conven
tions during the formation of the new-state.

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