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EDITORIAL AND' MAGAZINE PAGE Wednesday, August 24, 1910. HE EL PASO $s.blished April, 1881. The "El Paso Herald includes also, by absorption an succession. The Dally News, The Telegraph. The Telegram. The TriDune, The Graphic, The Sun, The Advertiser, The Independent, Tno Journal, The .Republican. The Bulletin. lOCHBER ASSOCIATED PRESS AK3 A3IEK. NEWS?. PUBLISHERS' ASSOC. Entered at the Postoftice In El Paso. Tex., as Second Ciass matter. Dedicated o the service of the people, thacNr.o good cause shall lack a cham pion, and that evil shall net iiirive unopposed. The.XaIJy Heraid is issued six days a wee.-c and the Weekly Herald is published every Thursday, at ill Paso. Texas; acd the Sunday Mall Edition is also eeet to "Weekly iSuDscrlbers. Bell Auto (Business Office 115 1115 Editorial Rooms , 2020 2020 Society Reporter ,.... 1019 Advertising department 115 " TERMS OP SUBSCRPTIOIV llly Herald, per month. t0c; per rear. S7. Weekly Herald, per year. $2. The Datly Herald ic delivered by carriers m El Paso. East El Paso. Fort Sliss and Towne. Texas, and Cludau Juarez, Mexico, at 60 cents a month. A subscriber d63iring ihs address oc his paper changed will please state in his communication bita the old and the new address. COMPLAINTS. Subscribers failing to ?et Tea Herald promptly should call at the office or telephone No. 115 before 6:53 p. m. All complaints will receive prompt attention U walts Den aturea tT Is not well to scoff or jeer at other people's joys; the pastime that to you i Reems queer may please the other 'boys. One man's amusement in this life j is playing dominoes; another fellow beats his wife, and gives his soul repose. One packs a heavy gun for miles, through stream and swamp and fen. and wears J all kinds of foappv smiles when he comes -home again. Another likes to risk his I bones on flimsy aeroplane, and when Ave scrape him from the stones we weep for him in vain. One fellow thinks it fun to DIFFERENT dodge the ccps with speeding car; another likes to go to lodge, TASTES where nil the passwords are. And all these things I understand, and sympathize with folks who rummage through the bloom ing land tor pleasures and. for jokes. But when. L watch a states- j man try to run an office down, and talk until the fount is dry. and bore the whole blamed, town; and when I see hkn, worn and tired, a-hahging round the I j.olls, to find that he's been canned, and fired by .patriotic souls, I ask such sphinxes ' as are near: "What sort of men are these, who chase for office year by year? i Does such sport really please? THE INEQUALITY OF GERMANY'S SYSTEM OF TAXATION. XX. THE GERMAN ADVANCE. By Frederic T. Haskin &Jl ERLIN, Germany, Aug. 24. The i In the first few years of the life of J German people are crying out In j tne empire the federal revenues, al- "" painful protest against the ever though amounting to less than a hun- increasing burden of taxation imposed dred million dollars annually, were upon them by the imperialistic policy of ! more than sufficient to meet all de- itlieir government. The political con trol of the nation Is, in the hands of the property-owning classes who heaxtily mands and the surplus actually was di vided among the states In proportion to population, just as was the surplus Copyright, 1910, by George Alartnews Adams. (faaJL.M -&e&$. GUARANTEED CIRCULATION. The Herald bases til advertl slug contracts on a guarantee of more than twice the circulation of chy oilier El Pasc, Arizona, - xew Mexico or west Texas pa per. Daily average exceeding 10,000. yryyiiMH in i w t v v w v w v r w Tie Association f American L Advertiser has examined" and certified to r the dxcuUtxon of this publicaboa. The detail report ot men exanunahoa on hie il the New York oSce of the Assodah'co. No ' ozhte Scores of drcularioa gasraateed. i r f Aif f ILtdXX J If I irt ii 111 Bhhfcd M t 1 i I I V d HERALD TRAV ELING AGENTS. Persons solicited to subscribe for The Herald should beware of impor ters and should not pay money to anyone unless he can show that he is legally author ized by the El Paso Herald. The Circulation Of Red Blood THEODORE "ROOSEVELT'S vigorously independent attitude in New York state politics is calculated to strengthen ana inspirit the Republican party, not in'any sense to disrupt it. It is a sure sign of healthy growth and progressive Adaptation to the constantly changing requirements of a growing nation. Rigid conformity to traditional methods and policies means stagnation and lack of vitality. This cannot be said of faithful adherence to fundamental principles, for principles are unchanging; but policies oi government and po litical programs must change as the needs change, else there ensue decay and disintegration, with consequent loss of public confidence. And political programs, to be successful and to deserve and retain popular support, must develop and change gradually, so as to keep a little in advance of the average popular thought, but not so far in advance as to appear impractical or excessively radical. Roosevelt's idea of "efficiency" exactly expresses one of the controling ideals of true statesmanship, for however necessary the idealist, the impractical idealist, may be to lead the popular thought into higher channels, it is to the practical man we must look to take care of the immediate necessities of government day by day. The Roosevelt idea is progressive without being impractical. Roosevelt is a real leader, rather than a prophet. Carlyle speaks of the disposition of the masses to tinderestimate the stature of the prophets of the race while they are alive' be cause theyare the men who move so far in advance of their time that they ap pear diminutive in the distance and are obscured by the dust of the long road. The true leader does not march so far ahead of his following that he is lost sight of and all but forgotten; on the contrary, he marches just a little in the van, so that his presence and enthusiasm inspire his people, but so that the sense of com panionship, equality, and common experience is not lost. Solidity is not solidarity. Out of solidity, as applied to political parties, may arise stolidity, prejudice, loss of the power of invention and initiative, complaisant toleration of unworthy tosses, failure to examine critically the newer problems and suggested remedies, failure to adapt party programs to present jneeds. Out of solidarity come enthusiasm, progress, power of initiative, power of efficient administration, capacity of organization to effect right ends, the fac ulty of critical examination and of intelligent selection. Roosevelt stands for solidarity. That part of the Republican party that makes overmuch tof solidity is in danger of falling into the errors that have j long deprived the Democratic party of a proportionate participation m the direc tion of national affairs. The inanimate stone typifies solidity, the living tree typifies solidarity, or efficiency of cooperative effort. Roosevelt lays much stress, and wisely, on the importance of working within the party for progress and re form; he does not preach independence in the sense of mugwumpery or intellec tual anarchy, but he preaches interdependence of the living organisms making up a forceful group. With such ideas and ideals, he is a capable and efficient leader, and his success in establishing his ideals among the people is the surest guarantee of continued publican ascendancy in national affairs. Reatrice f airfax ?n ,'Jn ?ear'- And a Typical Case THEY were spending their vacation In the mountains and, for a while, theirseats in the dining room were at the same table as mine. She was a little delicate woman, with a vivid, eager face. He was a strong, burly looking man. I hate a burly man. I felt I'd dislike this one before he opened his lips; after he opened them, I knew I did. There was a third member in the par ty. Ameek little old lady, the man's mother. The first evening they appeared at dinner, there was an exquisite bowl of poppies in the middle of the table. j "Oh!" cried the wife, clasping her hands. "John, dear, did you ever see anything more beautiful? "John, dear" Hooked up from his soup. "I hate flowers, all over the din ner table;" he growled. "They bring insects and the leaves drop into the food; Its unsanitary-" The wife subsided, and ate her soup j "I thougnt I would HKe to shaKe that 'John, dear.'' ,. The mother fluttered in a few minutes late, with a scared, apologetic look at "John, dear." 'I'm so sorry to be late," she mur mured, "but I could not find the wlHst of my dress; it was in the very bottom of my trunk-" , "We've been here two hours, and you women might have unpacked your trunks Instead of gazing at the sunset." "But It was so beautiful, son." "Well, It'irbe just as beautiful to morrow. A time for everything and everything in Its place; that's what .1 say. That s the way l make my qusl ness a success." I felt like shaking "John, dear," but his women folk gazed at him in abject; awe and adoration. ' "With every course that was served, the best was left for "John, dear;" and wnen tne waitress came first to me, and I deliberately chose the best piece of chicken, the mother's gentle eyes looked indignant reproach at me. "Is that the right one?" she asked, as she dropped breathlessly into a seat beside him. "There were two, and I hardly knew which to choose." "No," he grumbled, "but it will have to do, I suppose; trust a woman for doing the wrong thing, if she has any choice to make." "John, dear," thoughtI to myself, in the friendly darkness, "I'd ike to punch your head." They were in the mountains for two weeks and, during the entire time those two women waited on him, hand and foot. At the end of thejr visit, "John dear" had gained in weight and looked brown and well; but the little wife looked wan and weary, and the mother nervous and old. They had a boat in which "John dear" spent much time, taking pretty girls about the lake. He also played a great deal of ten nis. "Don't you play tennis?" I asked the wife, one day. "Oh, yes," was the answer, "but not nearly well enough to play with John. It would bore him to death to play with me. Mother and I are quite happy if he Is enjoying himself. " Some men go off on their vacations, all alone, bt John Is not that kind; he loves to have mother and me go along." "Of course he does," I thought, in dignantly, "to "wait on him and see that he gets the best of everything." For two "weeks "John, dear" scintil lated and was the life of the place. When he left everyone said "how de lightful he was" and "how much he would be missed." "He was so charming to everyone, one enthusiastic girl cried. x support the world-empire campaign in- I of the lederal American treasury under -n.na.rew jacKson. jut it was not long until the empire embarked upon a broader policy of both domestic and foreign enterprise which increased the imperial expenditure more rapidly lian the revenues were able to meet if This Necessitated levying contributions upon the several states. This year the total revenue of the empire will amount to $712,000,000, of which the several states will contribute directly more itiated by their emperor. They are willing to instruct their deputies :n the federal reichstag and in the several state diets to vote the necessary taxes to maintain Germany's magnificent army, to build a German navy which will challenge the power of Britain, and to carry on the German program of ag gressive diplomacy in the near east. The property-owning classes vote these taxes with a fervor of patriotic devotion which would be sublime if it were not for the fact 'that they vote these taxes altogether upon the Industrial classes and not upon themselves. It is just the same thing that exists in Great Britain, where the tory land-owning party is most insistent upon big expenditures for a bigger navy, bat is wholly un willing to contribute toward paying the bills. In England Mr. Lloyd-George, for the time at least, has forced a small measure of the taxation upon the property-holding classes, but in Germany they still have complete control of the governmental machinery and therefore they have protebted property and have placed the burden upon Industry. Indirect Taxation. As In the United States the revenues of the federal government of Germany are derived from Indirect taxation, and the state governments raise money by means of direct taxes. The imperial revenue is derived from customs and excise duties, and from the profits de rived from the comparatively few imperially-owned productive enterprises. In the states the direct taxes, for the most part, are levied in the form of income taxes. The system differs from that of the American union in that the 1 Abe Martin ; than $57,000,)00. Last year .the state contributions amounted to more than $100,000,000. These federal contribu tions are assessed according to popula tion at a rate per head fixed in the annual Imperial budget. This powdr Is ! exactay the same as that given to the American congress by the constitution, but which never has been exercised. ," Custom and Excise Duties. The greater portion of the federal revenue. In fact practically all that is applicable to miHtary and other general expenses, is derived from the customs and excise duties, precisely as it is In the United States. Of course the deficit from the Income taxes levied directly j payeTS having an income-of more than by the states. The people do not $2400- et English investigators know how much they pay toward the of Svernmental affairs in Germany federal revenues, since the taxes are ! comment upon the comparative lowness indirect- But thev are keenly alive to of thls ation as compared with the burdens of the direct taxation Jritish taxes. They find that the dir Strangely enough the direct taxes in !erence results from greater frugality an or tne principal states are about Uncle Niles Turner is now nearly a hundred, an' four years ole an' never re ported. 3. conductor ar' wuz'n born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Miss Fawn Lippincut appeared before th Art Embroidery club t'day an' read a paner on How t' Hold a Husband's Love Thro' th' Rhubarb Season." the same, regardJess of the character of the particular local srovernmVmt In Prussia the income tax svo i owned enterprises. Prussia, for I stLciuwt;, ueiives more man na.iL ox in budget making, but more because of ic lout iuM nie- vxei-iuitu sLcutvs uenvo substantial profits from their state- In-its well nicrh all-emhrapiro- Th otam taxable income Includes all receipts of total reveriues from its railways, forest money, all payments in kind, the rent and other property. If it were not for ",l . ",e "ie"n u'on i "at tne value of housss OCCUDifia bv th nmi tnis source of income, the taxes in r;r:TJZl inZ?JZ so - Liability for the payment Germany would be so great that the peopie couia not Dear tnem. The Imperial government, by which is meant the emperor and his chancel lors and their immediate associates, has the taxes upon the head of the familv i recognized the danger of corstinuing to ueauctlons are made on account of sickness, otid age, to widows and or phans, and for each member of the family under 14 years old "John, dear," himself looked coldly :ne, and I knew he thought, "You at are one of those new women V are man's equal." His Patient Slaves. OU who think they are man's equal." After dinner I sat near them on the veranda. "John, dear," and his patient slaves fascinated me. He presently found that he had left his cigar case upstairs. "Pshaw!" he muttered, "I left I my cigar case upstairs," and he made a faint effort to rise. "Oh, Jet me go," exclaimed' his wife, I and he sank back and let her go, though out a Tew minutes oeiore sne had con fessed to a bad headache. T coir? irrtmli' ""Why, Miss Fairfax," she said, won deringly, "whatever do you mean?' Just that: he :aever did one thing for them or with tnem; he let hem wait on him and give him The best of every thing. If you want my candid opinion, 'he is a selfish pig.' " And, what's more. I know other "John Dears" who are letting their wives wear themselves out in loving service. The women are largely to blame; the mother begins it; the wife follows suit. Every woman, w'ho loves her husband, likes to fuss over him and show him little attentions; but slavery Is ruinous to him, and undignified for her. "John Dear" will quickly contract the habit of letting you wait on him; so be careful how you begin It, ' meet the requirements of the Imperial government, and the deficit is made up by matricular contributions levied upon each of the states in proportion to pop ulation. Two Taxation Methods. When the empire was formed there were two propositions for raising im perial revenues. One proposed to give the federation the power of direct taxa tion; the other proposed a system of ieaerai support Dy wfrtcft all the ex penses of the imperial government were to be contributed by the several states In proportion to population. Blsmaick was opposed to both of these plans, vet he was not willing entirely to exclude either from the constitution. He said that the United estates had wisely placed its federal or the tax begins when, the annual in come reaches $225 a -year, and all of tne incomes of every member of the j iamuy is cosnted together in assessln Increase the levies upon the states. which inevitably increase the burden of direct taxation in the states. There fore the Imperial government in the Suhiapt to iur tue these alleviations the seal of inm . last tevr years has attempted to adopt taxes begins upon an annual income of "Everyone but his wife and mother," Placed its lederal government upon the oasis oi indirect taxation, after the complete failure of a system of state support. Following the example of the United States and, of the federal re public of Switzerland. Bismarck pro vided for indirect taxation to meet fed eral expenditures, but left the power of direct taxation with the federal gov ernment to be levied in proportion to population, just exactly as the right to levy direct taxes was left in the con stitution -of the United States. irom ?2o to $250 with a tax of 12 cents. This is increased gradually until a family in receipt of an income of $600 a year must pay an annual tax of $12.50. When the income has reached $1000, the tax has increased to $30. And the tax becomes heavler.and heav ier until an income of $25,000 a year is reached, upon which the tax is $1000 Above $25,000 a year there is no in crease in the rate of tax. Poor Pay Big Taxes. The annual direct taxation ner nanlta m .frussia is about $2. This falls uiion rich and poor alike, but as 90 nercent Of the total taxes nnllertprl rnmac rntr, I taxpayers with income of 1p. thon of the membership In that body, pre- the policy always pursued by the fed eral government of the United States namely, so to increase the indirect taxes as to make the levies upon the states unnecessary, and that without using any of the federal powers of direct tax ation. In attempting to -levy this in creased taxation it must be said for the credit of the government that it de signed to place the burden of the in creased taxes" upon the wealthy and property-owning classv rather than up on the laboring masses. Rich Refuse To Pay Taxes. But the inequitable apportionment of seats In the reichstag, which gives the agrarian landowners an unequal share $uc a year it is apparent that the poor pay a great deal more than the Oply a Street Boy By E. Mullenhoff. The Herald's Daily Short Story Our exports of manufactures steadily increase, proving the wisdom of the j&merican protective policy and showing that we are strengthening our prestige in the world's markets. , io Stability is, after all, one of the chief objects of government, and constant meddling with the statute laws makes for anything but stability. Business can adjust itself to almost any requirements provided there is steadiness and a fain basis of calculation for the future. Legislative tinkering is baneful- A Little Talk On Busipess Therefore, on account of his Inferior ity in this respect he was looked down - - upuil TJJ ills uuiuiiauiuus, uuu n ncu- k ters. Trade at this season is normally inactive, as compared with the fall ever he tried to compete with them, & ; 4- ; ,o:- M.. .. -. .-u. j.-t .- as for instance, by hanging on behind the water carts and ejoying a short ride, he was Invariably caught by th? coachman's lash, while the others ran away. He was an unlucky little lucky little fellow, though he himself scarcely realized it. Today, sitting on the doorstep, with the sun gleaming on his little thin, bare legs, gazing at the clouds flying over the housetops, 'he felt at peace with aall the world. These few hours of the day, when his father was on the wharf and his elder brothers and sisters at school, were the most enjoy-i able in the whole day. S1 ' Dick was only five years old and the youngest, but !had already begun doing bottle washing for the landlord on the other side of the street, and in his way earning a few pence. But after his having once fainted and been carried home as a result of bad air and long standing, his mother had put in a word- for him. and 3ie was allowed to stay at home. He was her favorite, be cause sometimes, when work was over and she was standing knitting stock AmeriMTi P-mnrs nf TnaTm-FariTroa annA ,haA;i ;n,.. -a i.: mi I lnSS in tne courtyard. 'He would ruo sr -ww- """ "" """ ""3 w-1" LrhJs small fair head aa-ainst hftr nr maintain our xavuraoie xraae Daiance even though our ability to export farm products is decreasing through our increased horai consumption without corre- "f TEADY improvement in the financial situation is noted at the eastern cen ters. Trade at this season is normally inactive, as compared with the fall and spring; it is a waiting season as to crops, merchants are disbursing heavily and making large engagements without collecting much cash out of their going business, investors are on vacation even though they be at their desks every day and banks are holding the lines taut in preparation for the strong demand for money always due wnen crops are moving and merchants are discountingctheir bills. Consequently there is nothing to cause apprehension in the condition of bank loans and deposits through the interior. j At New York the banks have pifed np their surplus reserves, the last few weeks having shown a remarkable accumulation of idle money. This is merely a wise provision against the needs soon to arise, and does not in itself indicate any lack of confidence in the general situation. As a matter of fact, there is a v general disposition among eastern banks now to reduce the pressure on. cus tomers and to let out money more freely than at any time in the last two months. This more liberal disposition will in due time be reflected in the interior. How ever, the banks hold out no hope that they will take care of purely speculative demands, nowr in the near future. They will take care of legitimate business demands without difficulty, but they cannot finance speculative operations or furnish new capital based on immovable assets. Their resources must be kept liquid, for this policy most surely guarantees the widest service on the part of each bank to its own constituency. Tes, It was trtfe, most decidedly had Dick missed 'his vocation. He was a street boy, and street boys have the reputation of being happy-go-lucky, clever and sharp; he possessed none of these qualities. When ordered to pick up the coals dropped on the harbour, he fell into gazing at the glittering water and the waving flags; in con sequence his basket generally reJ malned empty. Dirtying his fingers, rumaging in the gutters and in the dustmen's pails was distasteful to him. Xever by arfc' chance, while prowl ing about the streets, did he alight self! to hand it back, he met a softer glance from the weather beaten old face. "You are at least good for some thing!" said the fishwoman. '"Now help me carry these basket's." He did as he was told, picked them up, staggering under their weight and helped her to put up the stall. The exertion made him hot, but at last all was ready. "Here is something xfor yourself, said the woman, giving him a bloater still warm from the recent smoking. It fairly took Dick's' breath. A whole undamaged bloater, entirelv tr him- He conld hardly realize his rich. Only 2 percent of the total tax Provided -for raising $125,000,000 add! collected In Prussia comes from tax- vented the adoption of the .government measures. The bill as first introduced (Continued on BzgQ Seven!) rubbed the bruises 'on his legs, and once more gazed thoughtfully at the clouds. Evidently the fishwoman was right. Oh, if we could all be as wise as the fishwoman. Years Ago To- From The Herald Of J-T This Date 1S93, , HlcLj Chas. N. Burke and Miss Lottie Jack son have been licensed to wed. According to the Mexican journal, El Indepejjdiente, the gallant mayor of El Paso has called on Santa Teresa, the modern Maid of Orleans, and assured her of his protection. Some of the G. H. men met last night and organized a social club. T. A. Brady is secretary and Joseph Grant presi dent. The Elks had a great time last night at the McGinty club. Music was fur nished by Pitzer's orchestra. Others on the program were Messrs. Rose, Ro- kahr, M. Douglass Stewart, Brown, fjorothy ") . f y On Some Causes Of Divorce. No. 2 THE second thing that leads to di vorce is that almost every mar riage is foun.ded on deceit and misapprehension. Courtship is a confidence game in which both youths and maidens en deavor to take each other In, and if the music of the wedding bells' could be translated into prcse they would crv out. Stung! Stung! Stung! It is true that, except in rare 'cases, a man does not engage In a deep, dark, nefarious plot in order to lure a woman to the altar, nor are there many women cold and crafty enough to deliberately ensnare men into marrying them. Nev ertheless, the man in love and the -wo man in love unconsciously act a part J. plans their little home that! it is no won der that he believes that he Is getting a household angel. Is it any wonder when these twopeo ple get married, and naSdrop the lovely macques that they have been holding up in front of their faces, and see each other as they really are, that there should be trouble? I once heard a wo man say that she felt as If she were a, bigamist, because the man she "was married to was so different from the man that she thought she was marry ing. Without doubt, the majority of marriages might be annulled on the ground that a different bride or bride groom was substituted at the altar, for the one that the man or woman before the one he or she is trvinir to I thought he or she was marryins win, and are no more like that real Ir marriage is a failure because men upon a copper, a- -damaged orange, or any such treasures, as did k$ burly j the doorstep. How fat it was, an dso friend Bob, who, like himself, lived ; golden, shading off to rich brown on in tne nacK regions or tne nouse. j tne dsck. tie passed a loving finjrer T2vrrrA n"-frw TC TT7a - -? 3 A T3T. riches as he narsed Tiis treasure nn J tor- ori ttyk-o "m-h- wn nrA tv xt over it, but thecolor still remained wnat a beauty!" ho said, anfl Burg Engineers Follett and Flores, of the in ternational dam commission, leave to morrow morning for Santa Fe ;ip. Deminc to be cone for fvprnl iri(b-!. turned it from one sideto the other. I Col. Mills is ranldlv nrnvprfntr frrvm even licking it, but only near the tail. ! his operation at Fort Bliss. ' What would his mother say? She, In spite of the threatening weather too, had but little opportuaity of tast- j Saturday night, several parties were ing such delicacies. out bicycling and serenading. The poor little dreamer had los all The Trinity league will give an en- ! count of the world, including the tertainment tomorrow night, at which ! school just opposite, in which his sDec- J an excellent program 'Kill be rendered. lai enemies were Inclosed. In his de light he failed to hear the school bell, and unexpectedly he fouad hiiriself surrounded by big and small torment- sponding increase -in production per capita. Our average production per acre in the staple food crops is lower than in any European country, and only our im mense acreage and cheap transportation make our slack methods profitable. Out of the soil must come America's surplus wealth or capital for reinvest ment; this is the primary source of wealth, and the only capital available for re investment is the difference between what is produced and what is consumed a truism so true that it is generally forgotten or only half believed. This i$ as true in El Paso as anywhere else, and the greatest source of new capital fox ns in the future will be the surplus product of. our irrigated lands. a It is. true that there is a -divorce in NewYork city every eight hours, but there is a marriage every 13 minutes, so the average is kept np. o High lanxl values are not the only tiling desirable they may scare off de sirable citizens. Too ranch, wash-hand selling in the valley to force up prices must he regarded as trndeaxrable at this stage. The first thing is to get in the settlers, the actual fanners who -win cultivate the soil and make it produce new actual ?reaK-h. ors. "Just look at that fish? Where did he get it from? Out- with it! It is just lunch time!" echoed . around him from all sides. children every none of the other dreamt of doing. How the wind "blew today. Paper bags and straws whirled round the gutters, the curls" flew about the girls" faces, and the goldsmith at the corner had to hold on his hat with both hands. N And the cloud1?. When passing the sun their rims were touched with kold; for a moment a strip of sky became visible, then another cloud came up and all together rolled over the big warehouses. "Don't stare like that, but give me a hand," Said an annoyed voice in his ear. The little street boy was so startled that he had to recall his thoughts be fore recognizing the fishwoman who had her stall at the bottom of the narrow street. The wind had torn off her neckerchief, and it was whirling like a brown ball half way down the street. He rushed after it and caught it as it was on .the point of being blown into a big pool; turning round Mr. Gaither is the -new orga'nist at the Trinity church. President Julian of the fire depart ment has been presented with a $25 check by R. A. Allen for the excellent work the department did the other day in extinguishing the fire at his store. An attempt was made early yesterday morning to burglarize the quarters of Dick nut his "hnri uh hQ . "1C ."" vy "- uurSiar TvaS ce- ea-sr hri T," h-V .: -" - tected and chased off by one of the members. Metal market: Silver, 66 3-Sc: lead, S2.50; copper, 10 C-4c; Mexican pesos El Paso, 53c; Juarez, 53c. trying to treasure beliind his bade. "It is my fish!" he cried look firm. "Pooh! Tours? Rubbish! Give it up!" cried shock headed Philip, push ing him so that he and' his' treasure both fell into "the scuffling mass. How they pushed and kicked and yelled! They took off their shoes aad banged eacn other on their heads. They tore one another s coats and made their noses bleed. The poor bloater was thrown about in the tumult; first minus head, then minus tail, it was finally trodden un- i aertoot. "Dashvrhe lot of you!" said a passer by crossing to the other, side. Tlie police had other things to thiak about, and had probably done just the same In their youth. Heads were poked out from various basement window,s to watch the fun, when fortunately the school bell rang, putting s.n end to the wIld confusion. Some odd buttons, tora.,, leaves, and an old bookstrap alone remained on the battlefield and in the gutter lay the bloater, now unrecognizable and long since forgotten- as the object of their quarrel. -' Dick alone looked back at It, brushed a few tears from his eyes, glancing first at his lost treasure aad then at the fishwoman, who, however, remained unmov.ed. '"It serves you right!" she said. "You are no worse off now than you were before." PARADISE PV. From Paradise (Ariz.) Pecord. Paradise picking up; people plan prosperity, predict plenty. Plucky Por tal pioneers plod on premeditatedly. o A MERE SUGGESTION. From Albuquerque (N. M.) Morning Journal. Estancia and Clovis should try build- i ing houses of asbestos. o GEXTI.E SARCASM. From Santa Fe (K. M.) New Mexican. The Albuquerque Tribune Citizen speaks county dently person than a dog rose is like an Amer ican Beauty, or a cold boiled potato resembles the pommes de terre au gratia of the fashionable restaurant. Nor is the deceitfulness of mankind and womankind altogether responsible for this. Dame Nature, who, as we have shown, is tiie great matchmaker. Inspires us in the courting season to put the best foot foremost. The same instinct that puts, in Spring, the live lier iris on the burnished dove, and that makes the peacock strut and pose before his mate, makes a young man put on his best clothes when he goes a-courting, and makes a girl Marcel her hair to the roots when her. best young man is a-eoiniag. A Gaac of Pretend. It is what causes plain, prosaic John Jackson to pretend that he adores Ger man opera and understands Browning because Gladys Gwendolyn Smith af fects these things, when his real taste is musical comedv and Gf-orcrA Artf It is what leads Angelina Jones to sit up with a rapt expression at the base ball game to which Bill Jenkins has dragged her, athough she is enduring a martyrdom of boredom and wondering why her escort yells himself black in the face over what some crazy look irrg men are doing to a measly ball. Xo man who was trying to win a girl would dream of such a thing as showing himself to her with a three days' stubble of beard on his face. Nor would he let her see that he was by nature overbearing, and tyrannical, and stingy, and selfish. On the contrary, he Is chivalrous, and tender, and self-abnegating, and lavish towards her. He anticipates her every wish and has no thought except to please her. and she naturally argues from tnis that when she marries him she will get the one perfect husband In the world. In the same way a woman deceives a man. You don't catch her appearing before him in curl papers ard a Mother being aroused. There are evi two of them now. of the Democrats in Valencia j Hubba,rd -wrapper. You never hear of any sri who reeis cauea upon to tell the man she Is Ih love with that she Is utterly useless and no account, that she doesn't know how to cook an cs, or make her own cllothes. and that sh hates the sight of a cooking stove, and has the incurable bargain sale habit, and that if he marries her he will have to board In a hotel and hustle early and late to make enough money to pay her bills. She's Mllr nml Angelic. Nor does she warn him that she is selfish and high tempered and has nerves and that all of her family are afraid of her Far from it in his pres ence sne is so mild and so gentle that . TRIBUTE TO MAYCR. From rhe New York World. Another mayor who made good was W. F. Robinson, of EI Paso, Tex., who was killed under a falling wall while trying to save the lives of five firemen. LARGER THAX PU3IPKINS. From Albuquerque (N. M.) Morning Journal. Endee, N. M., "has watermelons weigh ing over 50 pounds. The Rio Grande He reseated himself n the ,Wrt ' , "u . ."-.r .. ' .... .S u "Ul" r uian m ' her mouth, and .w,,, llUu.,j Wi mm ,in iiiu uu puuuus. i she purrs so and women deceive each other as to what -they really are. It is also a failure because men and women do not deal honestly with each other In regard to the conditions of matrimony. Jt is. as you may say, a skin game in which. neithe the principals nor the prospec tus is on Ihe level. A Hand-Painted Dream. When a. man is courting a girl, in speaking of their future life he deals in glittering generalities. Ke may tell her that he is poor and that they will hdve to-live in a vine-wreather GOttage, and the girl translates this to mean about a ?75 a month suburban home, full of white enamelled furniture and rose-strewn chintzes the real import ed English kind, you know. He doesn't come down to brass tacks as he should, and say: "Look here, Maude, if you marry me you will have to live in a four-roomed flat in Harlem, and do your own cooking, and make your own hats and dresses, and scrap with the butcher, and inch and pinch and scxinch. and have no amusement except my .society and a walk in the park on Sundays. Now, do you think you love me enough to pass up every thing else for the joy of being at my side?" Nor does a girl give a man. a chance to withdraw on the safe side of the altar by telling him that she is one .of the light-minded, frivolous sort of women that has got to have fine clothes, no matter if she works her husband to death or drives him to stealing to get them, and that she is a charter mem ber of the race suicide club, and that shemeans to devote her life to bridge Instead of babies. AVhen the Showdown Comes. Is it any wonder that, when a man marries the woman who has led him to believe that she is one thing, and finds out that she is another, he falls out of love with her? Is it any marvel that, when the woman who thought she Was marrying a man who was a perfect iov er discovers that she Is united to a grinding tyrant, she ceases to care for him? Is it surprising that matrlmony that must be lived under conditions that they never bargain rbr is full of disillusions to both men and women' Nor need any one throw up his hands in horror, when such people complain to the divorce court. The wonder is that all of the flim-flam couples do not squeal, and that so many duped, deceived men and women are dead game sports, who stand by their sorrybar gains to the end. One of the great remedies for the di vorce evil would be for men and women who ar thinking of getting married to ry t deal honestlv h Mih - oti under his hand -nhen he J by themselves, in tie dajs of courtship.