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Thursday, Sept. 22, 1910. EL Catfcblished April, 1X81. The El Paso Herald isiciudes also, by absorption an. succession. The Daily News, The Telegraph. The Telegram. The Trmune. The Graphic. The Sun. The Advertiser. The Independent. Tno Journal. The Kepubi7ca.ru Ths Bulletin. MjatBSIt ASSOCIATED PRESS AND A3IEK- H5WSP. PUBLISHERS ASSOC. Entered at the Postoffice in El Paso. Tex., as Second Class matter. Dls&ted to the service of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham pion, stni that evil sna.ll not thrive unopposed. The Daily Herald is issued six days a wees ana the Weekly Herald is published every Thursday, at El Paso. Texas; and the Sunday Mail Edition is also cent to "Weekly Subscribers. Bell Bosiuesp Office 115 J2dtOrial HOOS33 r. -020 Society Reporter i0lj Advertlslnc' department 116 5-2151MS OF Dtliv P-rnM. or month. sue: per The Dilv Herald 1b delivered by Biia and Towne. Txas. and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at tu cenxs & monin. A fsubseriber desiring ths address on his paper changed -will please state In his acauauaieation both, the old and the new address. COMPLAINTS. Bufeeertbsrs falilnj? to see The Herald promptly ahoul call at the office or CelepScno No. 115 before 6:30 p. in. All complaints will deceive prompt attea- GUARATfTZKB CERCTJLATIOJf. Th Her&ld bases gll s,dverti sins contracts on a guarantee of more than twioe the circulation of s.ny oticr El Paso, Arizona. New Mexloo or west Texas pa per. Daily average exceeding 10.000. &Aartlw li ihe droastoa of diif pubKcadoa. The detail ' report cl ceh exunmsooa is oa Sic st the , M Yrt niTir of die Asaodadoa. No - e&er &gxot d circularion gnraatced. Ka. 4 C - . a I The Blockade . . .t. NOT the big corporations, Dur me smaii nomeis, nc uc& j - r land policy of the stste with respect to west Texas mineral rights. If the object at Austin is the famiilar baiting of corporations, it is not being served by hitting up the price of oil rights on the lands whose snrface rights have already been sold, for tie oil companies have all the lease-and-royalty contracts they can use for a long time, and the owner of the surface rights who has signed the leass is the man most vitally concerned in the price's on the oil rights by the state. At $25 and $50 an acre figure it out-a section will cost from $16,000 to $32,000, the first payment in either case being more than the average four-section man or eight-section man can raise. s the law stands now, the state will notrsell the oil rights to anybody when the surface has already been sold an absurd situation, resulting in an absolute deadlock; but even if it were possible to buy from the state the oil rights in these lands, the price demanded is such that only men and corporations with large capital can afford to pay it. Consider thafthe oil business is purely speculative, and nobody knows what a certain acre or a certain section may contain until the well is actually in the ground; yet the land commissioner has arbitrarily fixed prices on lands within a certain'distance of the prospect holes, prices so high that nobody can risk paying them on the straight gamble that is involved in the present stage of oil develop ment. Illustrating the fact that the present policy is playing directly against the in terests of the "little fellow" in whose behalf the Austin government believes itself to be acting, may be mentioned the agreement made in some cases by the oil com panies with the private "owoiers" to the effect that the oil corporations will ad vance the money to pay the state for the oil rights and will then take the cost out of any royalties that may accrue if producing wells be brought in. Plainly it becomes a matter of comparatively small concern to the oil companies what price the state demands, but it is a very live question with the 'little fellow." The policy of the state is calculated to make it absolutely impossible for any body 'to develop the oil, for the small owners have not the means to buy the oil rights or to undertake the development work, and the large corporations are not going to invest any considerable amount of their capital in acquiring rights in territory absolutely barren so far as there is anything certainly known at this time The oil is doing nobody any good 1700 feet under ground. A policy of "con servation" that would prohibit development by exorbitant arbitrary charges, is a foolish and destructive policy. The land policy of Texas, so far as it relates to the western counties, is founded in ignorance of the true conditions, and is calculated to prevent the development of the mineral resources, especially oil. jj. is, 5mpOSSible fort anybody to say there is ofl. -under a certain piece of ground until a costly well has proved its existence, and what inducement is there for anybody to proceed with exploration if the state can step in at the first sign of success and assign any price per acre for oil rights even up to $1000 or more per acre? Under the system of lease-and-royalty the "little man," the fellow first on the ground, who has pioneered the ground and begun to develop it, who has per haps lived on the land for several discouraging years trying to make something out of it this man ought to be in position to reap some benefits if oil develop ment should become possible; but under the present land and mineral policy of the state it is made absolutely impossible for him to derive any benefits except by placing himself under heavy obligations to the large corporations or to money lenders tying himself hand and foot, and delivering over to the state an amount largely out of proportion to what the state has a moral right .to demand of him, or to demand of the western country. The land and mineral policy of the state ought to be revised to make it possible for the "little fellow" to hold on to what he has, and to derive benefit from buying the oil rights appurtenant to his surface holdings, and leasing to oil development concerns. As it is, the whole policy of the state leads inevitably to the dispossession of the small holder and the final accession of the corporations to monopolistic holdings in fields which the state of Texas delivers over to them by its mistaken policy of blocking the "little fellow's" legitimate purposes. The mineral laws are bad enough, making it almost impassible for the pros pector and the small miner to do anything at all, and discouraging the larges mining interests so effectually that west Texas, one of the richest storehouses of mineral wealth in the world, lies practically untouched by pick and drill; these laws are bad enough, but as applied to oil prospecting and development they are hopelessly absurd, since the business of oil development is in its very nature all guess work, and nothing but the most promising speculative inducements can justify any capitalist in thoroughly prospecting a new and unknown field. It would be well if some kind of a royalty provision might be adopted to govern oil development on lands whose mineral glands are still controled by the state, in which case the state could step in and take toll after oil was developed, but could not hinder ihe development of the field. . o It's about an even break as to which most needs the help of the other, with the odds in favor of Mr. Roosevelt as against Mr. Taft. , o Oklahoma sends out the news that a. mob is threatening a negro in that state. Texas would look upon such a mob as "a disgrace because it only threat ened the negro. It wouldn't be so bad if the innocent bystanders were not suffering in that Chicago gambler s' war. '. o R. A, Ballinger has given El Paso a square deal, and this community hasn't any ax up its sleeve for the secretary of the interior. ' , o While Toyah is bringing in oil and Pecos is developing artesian wells, Colo rado City is building a creamery and expects to become as fanious for its butter and dairy products as either of the others in their own special lines. o - It's rather a cold deal the New Mexico troops are getting out in that Cali fornia encampment frosty nights and general calls at 3 oclock in the morning with no bedroom slippers or dressing gowns. This soldiering is terrible. ' The postmaster general no doubt has 'had his ear to the ground on his trip through the west, notwithstanding that it was declared to be purely for pleasure. Frank Hitchcock gets more real pleasure out of the political game than any other living man, unless it is a certain prominent resident of the Oyster Bay neighborhood. Auto 1115 2020 JfUBSCIUPTIOy. year. $7. Weekly Herald. -per year, 52. carriers m SI Paso. Bast SI -Pas0- "Port HERAID TRAV. EliING AGENTS. Persons solicited tc subscribe for Th Herald should beware of impor ters and should not pay money to anyone unless ho can show that he is legally author ized by the El Paso Herald. rxammeA 2nd certified to ' TAdjrfifrflU VA VATTLjK rJ' t ,AC -Secretary. , A r ti n I In West Texas.. i. t..i3 - v: v,Tf t fh tvresent i i walts Denatured Poem XE man vas given a misfit face by the gods that fashioned the human race. His chin was long and his nose as square, ami his teeth were slanting most everywhere, and 'his skin was coarse and his mouth was wide, and horses looked at that face and shied. But his heart was good and his thoughts were clean, and he loved the trne and abhorred the mean; the years went on, and the soul within fche soul of a man who hated sin lit ud that face till it seemed to shine with the beauty rare of a THE TWO FACES face divine. One man was fashioned the mmrnn race. ward grade, he roamed afar where so many strayed; he played the dice and he held carouse, was false to men and to all his vows. His thoughts were all ofj the fell delights of the heated days and the sordid nights. The years -went on, and the soul within the soul of a man who courted sin had written down on tlrat seraph, face a record dark with a long disgrace; and people said as he, tottered past: "What a fiendish mug on that poor outcast!" Copyright. 1910, by Georgo Ma'tsMws ACams. dO&JlJsJ?&&& jeatricg p airf ax 0n 0ne Maid's GROUP of tiny girls were play ing with their dolls on the hotel veranda, just below my window. A little, plain woman, dressed plain ly and rather dowdily, passed and stopped for a moment to watch the play. She passed on and was barely out of earshot when one of the tiny mothers explained, importantly, "She's an old maid." "What's an old maid?" asked ;a sol emn, brown-eyed baby. "I don't know, ut I guess it's some thin' pretty bad. 'Cause my nurse said she was awful glad 'she was goin' to bo married; she didn't want to be no old maid, she said." What An Old Maid Is. "I know what it is," said a' preco cious young person of six. "It means a old lady, who hasn't got no husband, nor children, nor nothin', and most ev erybody laughs at her." And the babies" went on with their play, handling their babies and house hold affairs in a way that showed that they did not reckon upon the fate of an old maid being theirs, at any rate. The woman in question was an old maid, for on the hotel register, her name read "Miss A ." She Is here with her sister an broth erinlaw and their five children, and is supposedly taking a holiday. ' Two of the children, restless girls of six and eight, sleep in her room. Across the hall, a baby of six months, who is teething, sleeps with his nurse. The Old Maid Plays Nurse. The nurse is not very competent, so most of the care of the wailing babies falls to the old maid aunt. Nothing could be more beautiful than her devotion and tenderness to them. Half of the time she sends the tired nurse in to sleep with the two little girls and she takes care of the baby. I hear her soft voice crooning to him, soothing him. In the morning she helps the little girls bathe and dress. The Trick That Failed By Viggo Toepfer. EN'ERALr POL.TRIKOFF was leaning back in his comfortable leather onverert rteslr nhnir if- ter a few momenta" deep thought he turned around and looked at his adju tant, major Shelmotin, who was ar ranging a pile of official dispatches and papers on another desk. "It is d d unpleasant," he growled. Kuntoff is a fool. Now he has been in Berlin for mora; than three months and sent, God knows how many re ports, all dull of promise, arid now today he -writes that he can't do any thing, that he has wasted all this time. He is a fool." "Of course it is annoying," replied major Shelmotin. "I knew it would be difficult, but I certainly did not think it would be impossible. I know Berlin pretty well. Kuntoff might have made a success of the 'business and I think he is making a great mis take in giving it up now, but he is too young to be diplomatic." "But what will we do now, Shelmo tin?" asked the general, who was thinking of the order of St. Nicholas of the first class. "We wil have to send somebody else to Berlin," replied the major, who was thinking of the order of St. Nicholas of the second class, and a lieutenant colonel's commission. "But whom the devil arewe to send?" ' "Let me go, general." "You! And what do you think I am going to do here without you? We have all we can do to get the work done here now, and you are the only one who knows all my affairs. No, I can't let you go, Snelmotln." "You overestimate my assistance, general. You are surely able to do Just as much without my help for a month or two," the major replied. "Captain Poykoff can take my place ' while I am away and you won't notice the difference., Besides, what does it matter if things do get a little behind here, if we succeed in Berlin?" "I suppose you are right," said the general, after pondering over the matter for a minute or two. "But If 1 do let you go, are you sure you will succeed?" '"Quite sure, general! Quite sure!" Two days later the major took the train for Berlin, and a few days after his arrival he was comfortably settled in a flat near the war department. He was suffering from some eye trouble and had come to consult an eminent oculist, he said. The major took his dinner every day in a large hotel much frequented by officers connected with the war depart ment, with several of whom he was soon on Intimate terms. Unfortunate ly the oculist had told him to stay in doors as much as possible, and espe-, cially to beware of the sharp evening air, but many of the officers soon made it. a habit to spend the evenings in the major's cozy flat, where they were sure of a game of cards, excellent wines and choice cigars. A few weeks passed, and every evening a little party assembled around the green table at the major's. The stakes were always rather low. German officers are not over paid, and the major himself was opposed to excessive gambling. At the tables he quietly studied the character of each of his guests. One evening, when they had all gone, he said to himself: "Captain yon Frltzelwitz is the , man. j tie is a Dorn gamoier. Apyone can see that "from the eKpression of his eyes when he takes ,his winnings. His hands tremblb and he hates to leave the table. He is in the artillery and given an angel face by the gods that And he ook the road with a down The other afternoon she sat on the veranda, a gay silk work bag on her knee. All the other women were do ing fancy work, embroidery, hem stitching, etc. The old maid's work was the darn ing of many small socks and stock ings. From morning until night she is at the beck and call of her sister and the sister's children. The service Is given lovingly, apparently without thought of complaint. Recording Angel Doesn't "Laugh. And yet "she hasn't got any hus band, nor children, nor nothin, and most every one langhs at her." But the Recording Angel, who writes down good deeds, does not laugh at her. She is a born mother, this little old maid denied her woman's birthright. She is old and faded, and the world alludes to her, all contemptuously, as an "old maid." What does the world know of the passions that have flamed and died in that withered breast? It jumps at once to the conclusion that,1 because she is unmarried, she has been unsought, and it pities her with a contemptuous pity that scorches and sears her soul; but she must ac cept it meekly. Why is it that the world pities all old maids and not old bachelors? The latter are twice as forlorn as the for mer. There are thousands of old maids doing their work in the world uncom plainingly, and they would be bitterly missed If they dropped from the ranks. Put Down as Willing Slave. Every married woman takes it cheer fully for granted that her old maid sister should be a willing slave to the children. The husbands treat them with brotherly tolerance and ignore them. And all this is simply because they have not "Mrs." prefixed to their name and are not under some man's lordly protection and condescension. The Herald's Daily Short Story 1 seems to be rather hard up, too. I w111 try him. I The next dav was Sunday. Tt -was a ' beautiful day and the major was sit- f ting at an open window enjoying the iresh air. Fritzelwitz passed by. The major coughed, the captain looked up and saluted. "Come up and keep me company for a little while," said the major. Fritzelwitz came up. They had a bottle or two together and a friendly chat. At last the major suggested a game of escarte, and Fritzelwitz was more than ready. They -went out for dinner together and then continued their game until very late. At first captain Fritzelwitz won, but later luck was against him, and when he stood MP to go he had lost 1500 marks, but it was arranged that the major should let him have a chance to win the money back the next evening. Monday evening they played again, and the major's winnings are now over 3000 marks. He was not at home to anyone else. The following night it was just the same. Fritzelwitz was terribly nervous and excited and ninv. ed wildly, while the major was calm I and cool as always. Fritzelwitz's bad iuck continued, and at last he threw down his cards and said in a voice of despair: "This has got to stop. I cannot pay what I have lost, major. The major jumped up. "This is a debt of honor," he said. "I have already told you I am to leave the day after tomorrow and I expect you to settle before then or I shall have to report the matter to your chief. You have no' right to accept your winnings and refuse to pay when you lose. Your debt to me is a debt of honor and you must pay when you lose. Your debt to me is a debt of honor and you must pay it within 24 hours." "Then I am a ruined man and there Is only one thing I can do." He took his hat and walked toward the door. "Wait a moment," said the major. I have a proposal to make to vou. I will cancel your debt to me and be sides give you 2000 marks if you will give rne a plan of the new fortress at Plastrau before eleven tomorrow." Fritzelwitz -stared at the major, too mucb astonished to say a word. "You have your choice," the major continued. "I am interested in that fortress. Give r.ie the plan and I will ao as I said. Goodnight." , Sx Jn , a dream the young captain left the house. Pie did not know what to do. The temptation was great. It was easy enough to get hold of the plans, which were indeed in his own office, but duty, honor, conscience Suddenly he felt a hand on his shoulder. "What is ,the matter with you, Curt?" It was his old schoolmate and broth erinlaw, Fritz DImpel. "Fritz, I am ruined. Tell me what I am to jlo." "What .has happened?" Curt told him everything, Fritz whistled. "You have been a fool, Curt. Reallv I ought not help you, but for your sis ters sake, I will, if you give me your word of honor not to gamble again. Come along and just leave the matter to me." The next morning at eleven Fritzel- witz entered the major's room and -uli. cioseo tne door behind him. ihen he produced a parcel,, the con tents of which the major examined carefully and locked un in hiwieHu- OTAfltllr ! - . . Then he gave the captain a receipt Standard Time As Arranged From National THE GREGORIAN nnOMORROW afternoon at 5 oclock. I Washington time, summer will i have its official ending anu m- . -.. j . tumn will begin, it is tnen mat "a then that Old Sol will make his annual pilgrimage Qne MerldIan Adopted. across the equator on his journey to l Jn the eary part of 1SS3 there were southern climes. It is true, that ac- timg reckonings in the United States cording to our method of measuring frQm no legg thaJ1 70 djffereut prime time he is slightly ahead of his sched- meridlms while the smaller com ule. It takes him 20 1-3 minutes less j munitIes got their Ume from adjacent than a complete revolution of the earth , important cIties, there were upward of around the sun to complete his journey a nundred different time standards in from one autumnal equinox to the next. use Jn thg Unite(j States. This pro Therefore. if we were to count a full I duced no end of COnfusIon, led to many revolution of the earth around the sun 1 accidnts on the railroads, and In many as the time between two autumnal j ways was most inconvenient. Two rail equinoxes, in 13,000 years we would j roads crossed each other. One had one find ourselves In the northern hemi sphere having ice harvest In July and wheat harvest in January. Time Reckoning: a Puzzle. This question of time reckoning, in one form or another always has been a puzzling thing to humanity. In by- gorie generations the problem was to adjust the yearly calendar so as to make the seasons conform" to it. Before tnn-, of .TJ15, f!nesar lone: -distance timekeeping was not a very accurate thing at best. He revised the calendar. iO.,. fHo unn ,,oo,.c tir t rontinned 1C iCkior .v - In force, the dates got 10 days ahead of the seasons and the enqulnoctial nerlnds tver all awrv. Pope Gregory vttt TT-ifv. o t.iaTtr tn Voerijncr the eoui- ........I.I., ...., O. . . T. ,. .-.-W,, 0 --. noxes and -the calendar in harmony, In- stituted our present system of time reckoning, which' is so ne'arly perfect that it will not vary more than a day in a thousand years. Coming down to the small divisions of time, the basis of the Grecian and Roman methods was the source of the sun across the sky from sunrise to sun set. As the length of the day varied in winter and summer, and as these two peoples insisted upon a 12 hour day at all times, it naturally followed that their hours were shorter In win ter than In summer. They had all sorts of peculiar contrivances to reckon the varying hours. One was a modifica tion of the Egyptian water clock, in which water was used Instead of .sand as in the hour glass. In the Greek and Roman timepiece the figure of a man with a pointer in his hand was mounted on a piece of cork. The scale varied for every day in the year, and was placed on a reveolving drum that made a revolution In 3 60 days. Tne hours of proper length were thus kept before the- man with his pointer &s he descended with the ebbing of the Water. It was the Egyptians who di- vided the day into 24 hours, reckoning a day and night as one day. From that time the World erot along very well with its day reckoning, until the tele in full for the debt and 2000 marks in crisp bills, General Poltrikoff was delighted. The major had telegraphed his suc cess and was now back In person with the costly plans. General Espinoff, as commander in chief of the fortress, came to inspect the valuable documents. He sat down and began to examine them carefully. After a while he shook his head, mum bled something and left the room. Immediately afterwards he returned with his own masterpiece, the approv ed plans of the new fortifications at Brest. He compared them with the plans on the table. They were identi cal in every detail. A moment he stood silent, then he roared: "You are an ass, Shelmotin. I thouerht so as soon as I looKed at your drawings. You have given me a copy of my own fortifications. There was no need . of getting these from abroad." "Holy Nicholas," mumbled general Poltrikoff, in terror. N The major bit his lips and said nothing. General Espinoff was smiling when he left, for Kuntoff was his nephew and he was happy at Shelmotin's de feat. Shortly afterwards Gen. Poltrikoff and his adjutant were transferred to an uninmportant command in Siberia, a transfer that was practically ban ishment. LETTERS 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). . ! TEXAS TjAXD RDIilXGS. Pecos, Texas, Sept. 20, 1010. Editor El Paso Herald: It was with a greal deal of pleasure I read your editorial of the 15th inst.. headed "A Few Pertinent Remarks." j It is just such an article as will open j the eyes of the people of the west and j . .. ... . .... . ,. 1 start tne wneeib in motion anu resuiL . in our getting something besides the present privilege of creating a school fund for the children of east Texas. Keep up the good work. Yours- truly, J. E. Brown. Pecos. Texas. Sept. 20, 1910. Editor El Paso Herald: As a daily appreciative reader of The Herald 1 desire to express my ap preciation of your editorial in last Thursday's issue under the caption "A Few Pertinent Remarks." Many of us have been under the Impression The Herald was antagonistic to our inter ests in this section, as It seemed to encourage the freakish rulings of the state land commissioner. In my whole experience as a business man I have never had to deal with any professed business concern so unreliable as the state land office. . For example: In this office is a letter from the commissioner replying to a Request for price on a mineral section filed on, and awarded, in which he said If party would send him $1600 he would then be in position to make a price, etc. Now, in this instance drillers were ready to proceed with the devel opment of this property, but as a mat ter of course declined to Interest them selves In such an absurd agreement as the commissioner proposed. There are many circumstances which I could relate similar to this and, since The Herald is the only paper that is in terested In this country, we feel that we must have your assistance; we know that we have got to contend, and stiffly, for our rights in the west, as the politician, especially the land com missioner, has pnly his rulings in handling this western country to bring By Frederic VHaskin Observatory CALENDAR. i. -t l . Jl rto A tyii rlo t flTI "?"" unnw h identical puilrf.111. L1IO.L cwwtr .,.., ... widely distributed areas. This 1 UVCL iMtinn ivhinh hrouerht i i f cTnnl time. . , . 0onf,nr, nf standard time time standard and the other another. What was more inevitable than that they should have a collision sooner or later? A traveler going we3t was con tinually setting his watch back, and from the standpoint of time never knew just where he was. AH these inconveniences led to the assemoiy oi a conveuuu -,, , men in Chicago on October 11, 1883 Following the suggestion of Professor- Cleveland Abbe and Professor Sanford Fleming, then with the Canadian Pa- -.-., o.i cific railway, It was aeciueu mat .urtn America should be divided 'Into four time belts, and that in each of these j " 111 uu unit- ,..1U "r" " T: ' for every line ODeraxinjc witmn -c ...... , ..- . J, aTthe rg onrstf'PittsburreV: ing and Bristol, Tennessee. Central time was to prevail In all the region between Eastern time points and such places as Dodge City, Kansas; El Paso, Texas, and MInot, North Dakota. A line approximately from Deming, New Mexico, through Huntington, Oregon, and Taggan. British Columbia, was to form ,the western boundary of moun tain time and the eastern boundary of Pacific time. Standard Tim,e Established. This program was agreed upon and recommended to the government. At noon on November IS, 1SS3, for the first time in history, standard time was sent out from the naval observatory at Washington to all the stations east' of the Pacific time belt, and from the Mare Island navy yard to stations In that belt. From that day to this, every properly regulated clock in the United j States has pointed to the same minute and the same second at all times. Only the hour hand differs. It is an hour 'u"cl " "lwlSU mail 111 .YdamUglUH, two hours slower in Denver, and three hours slower in San Francisco. Some- times this difference in time is ad vantageous to certain people. For in stance, the Washington correspondent of a San Francisco afternoon paper himself in the limelight with the east ern voters, who control us. I have talked with many of the- citi zens and have shown them your edi torial and they have all expressed themselves as unanimously In favor of just what you recommend. Yours, very truly, Jno. W. Davidson. 14 YEARS (From The HeraH of The Pierson hotel is made over so that it is practically a new house. A thief broke into the show window of W. M. Shedd's bicycle shop and got away with only a can of oil. The Bryan faithful meet tonight for a medicine talk in the law office of Stanton & Turney. In a ball game, El Paso defeated Denver by a score of 18. to 12. Fred Feldman and wife were sere naded last night by the McGinty band. W. W. Turney has gone to Marfa. J. L. Warren, formerly of Eddy, is in the city. Joe Duper 6t Ias Cruces has moved to this city. J. J. Campbell returned today on the Santa Fe. W. J. Camp and S. L. Dong of Tucson are in town. Charley Julian came down today from Mesilla for a visit. Miss Jennie Snyder arrived this morning from Hermosillo, Meico. J. H. Nations returned this morn ing from a trip to Colorado. Max Weber went north this morning over the Santa Fe on business. W. T. Hixson and wife returned this morning from Chicago, where Mrs. Hixson has been visiting for several weeks. James M. Paul returned this morning from an eastern trip after having been gone vtwo months. Mrs. A. C. Wheeler and Mrs. Carrol arrived today from Toyah. Mrs. THE LAW OF LOYALTY By Elbert Hubbard . r iHTE verv first item in the creed - . - - m ui cummuii sense is ooeuience. obedience. Perform your work with a whole heart. Revolt may , be sometimes necessary, but the man who tries to mix revolt and obedience is doomed to disappoint f himself and everybody with whom he has dealings. To flavor work with protest is to fail in the protest and fail In the work. When you revolt, why, revolt climb, hike, get out, defy tell everybody and everything to go to hades! That dis poses of the case. You thus separate yourself entirely from those you have served no one misunderstands you you have declared yourself. The man who quits in disgust when ordered to perform a task which he consid'ers menial or unjust may be a pretty good fellow; but the malcon tent who takes y,our order "with a smile and then secretly disobeys is a danger ous proposition. To pretend to obey and yet carry in your hteart the spirt of revolt is to do half hearted, slipshod work. If revolt and obedience are equally in power, your engine will then stop on the center, and you benefit no one, not even yourself. The spirit of obedience is the con trolling impulse that dominates the re ceptive mind and the hospitable heart There are boats that mind the helm and there are boats that do not. Those, that do not get holes knocked in them sooner tr later. To keep off the rocks, obey the rud der. Obedience not to slavishly obey this man or that, but It Is the cheer ful mental state which responds to the necessity of the case, and does the Abe Martin HOT USE ToffntricrtS hg?f Yisterday was Tilford Moots's birth day an' his wife give him a straight handled umbrella so he wouldn' leave it hangin' on a bar. Some folks are alius out at th' right time. lean send afternoon happenings In con- : , . . , gress to his paper long after the New Jf :"" S?" thS , fan rnCf "ad!.later news "JS"?1"8!?1 In is afternoon pa- per than doe3 the citizen of Washing' ton. On the other hand, the afternoon paper in Washington gets out three hours earlier than that of San Fran cisco, and the Washingtonlan may be reading about Golden Gate happen ings before the resident of San Fran cisco. AecHraey- of Time. The accuracy of the nation's time is largely in the keeping of the naval observatory at Washington. The math- ou by which that Institution sets a nation's, clocks Is interesting and in genious. In the first place, it has the cooperation, of every national telegraph, and telephone line In the country. At the hour of noon' in Washington, east ern time, every railroad and telegraph clock hand in the country is set to correspond with the Washington noon. There Is a great master clock, kept in I an airtight, moisture proof vault, in wmen a unirorm oarometrlc pressure or, o ,1T,tt, Tr,r,o,.- I. .1- f taIned; the latter bei accomplished Uv t d r m ? . by the aid of a little thermostat and a small electric light. This clock is checked up several times a week by observations, of the fixed or clock stars through .the transit telescope. The Nautical Almanac shows the exact po sition of each clock star for every hour, minute, and second in the year, and with, the transit telescope and the Nautical Almanac, the astronomer mak ing the observation Is enabled to cal culate the exact time to the minutest (Continued on Next Page). AGO TO- t&is date. 1896) DA Y Wheeler will visit for awhile before returning home. Rev. Adolph Hoffman returned to day from the Methodist conference at Las Vegas, preparatory to removing with his family to his new charge at Raton, N. M. Miss Lola B. Smith, formerly kinder garten teacher in this city, was mar ried recently at Waverly, Ohio, to Eariest McCullagh of Los Angeles, where they will live. E. S. Newman returned this morning frfom Kansas City, accompanied by his brother, C. T. Newman, a prominent citizen of western Colorado, who will visit here for a few days. George Rechkart, brother of the Mc Ginty club president, has accepted a position as assayer with the Common wealth Mining and Milling company of Pearce, Ariz. Exjudge A. B. Fall and Fred Ander son of the RIncon Weekly, had a live ly scrap at Las Cruces the other day. The South Oregon Evangelical mis sion, conducted bjr the Trinity Metho dists is meeting with success and quite an interest Is being stirred up up down in the rescue work. , J. M. Dean has been appointed as J. P. Dieter's proxy In the Democratic county chair, and will shortly call a convention of county officers. The bachelors and simameo grass widowers hold their postponed blowout on Thursday night next. Copyright, 1910, by Star Company . thing without any back talk uttered r ,.,.,,.i j -vi" eu.. bedience to the Institution Idval- tyi l . . xle.ul" tVil nas noc learned to obey la "UUUIC ! ineaa OL mm every step of me wav. xne world has it In for him continually, because he has it In for the world. The man who does not know how to receive orders is not fit to issue them to others. But the individual who knows how to execute the orders giv en him is preparing the way to Issue orders, and, better still, to have them obeyed. There is known to me a prominent business house that by the very force of its directness and worth has in curred the enmity of many rivals. In fact, there is a very general conspiracy on hand to put the institution down andput. In talking with a young man employ ed by this house he yawned and said: "Oh, in this quanrel I am neutral." "But you get your bread and butter 'from this firm, and in a matter where the very life of the institution is con cerned I do not se how you can be a neutral." And he changed the sub ject. The only real neutral in this game of life is a dead one. Eternal vigilance is not only the price of liberty, but of every other good thing. A business that is not safeguarded on every-side by active, alert, attendive, vigilant men Is gone. As oxygen is working night and day to dissolve, sep arate, pull apart and dissipate, so there Is something In business that continu ally tends to scatter, destroy and shift posession from this man to that. A mil lion mice nibble eternally at every business Tentur. 1 1 S '