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Tuesday, October 11, 1910. EL PASO HERALD Established April, 18S1. The El Paso Herald includes also, by absorption and succession, The Daily News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Tribune, The Graphic, The Sun. The Adiertiser, The Independent, The Journal, The Republican. The Bulletin. MEMBER ASSOCIATED I'KESS AXD AMER. XBWSP. PUBLISHERS' ASSOC. Entered at the Postoffice in El Paso, Tex., as Second Class Matter. w Dedicated to the service of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham pion, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed. The Daily Herald is issued six days a week.and the Weekly Herald is published everv Thursdav, at Er Paso, Texas; and the Sunday Mail Edition is " also sent to Weekly Subscribers. BelL Business office ? Editorial Rooms -"-" Society Reporter Vii Advertising department 1Xb . f HERALD TELEPHONES. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. , nn Daily Herald, per morfth, 60c; per year, $7.00. Weekly Herald per year $-.00. The Dailv Herald is delivered by carriers in El Paso. 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A WEl-i, illustrating tne cnangea cunuiuuus m "" n !.. w -0, about hy the interstate commerce laws of congress, a recent bulletin of the interstate commerce commission is a striking exhibit. It will be re membered that early in this year nearly all the railroads filed an increased tariff to take effect almost immediately. The proposal to increase freight rates through out the country to an extent varying from 5 to 25 percent right in the face of a generally depressed condition of industry and business, excited such violent opposi tion that president Taft prevailed upon the railroads to defer the filing and oper ation of their new tariff until after the new law should have taken effect pro viding for preliminary investigation and approval by the interstate commerce commision before such joint rates should become effective. The understanding arrived at by the president and the leaders in the railroad world staved off the popular opposition for the time being, and in the press of other matters the near arrival of the day on which the increased rates were to become effective has been almost lost sight of. ( The schedule as amended by the railroads in the conference with president Taft made the rates effective October 10. Now the power of the interstate com merce commission under the newly amended law asserts itself, for the commission "upon complaint, without formal pleading, and without answer by the interested carriers" purposes to "enter upon a hearing concerning the propriety of such ad vances and the lawfulness of the rates, fares, or charges stated in said schedule, with a view to making such order in the premises as may after full hearing seem just and proper." The beneficent working of' the new law authorizing the interstate commerce commission to prevent the application of unjust rates is best illustrated by this paragraph in the bulletin of the interstate commerce commission: "The commission is further of tne opinion that pending such hearing and decision of the commission, the operation of such schedules should be postponed for the reason that fcom a consideration of the character and amount of the advances Sfd "he circumstances under which they have been made, it appears to theJon that there is efficient gyujdftr ctang dgce- Then follows a list of 500 different railroad companies which are made de fendants to the proceeding and on which formal notice is served. j Yet only yesterday we overheard an El Pasoan declaring that "the railroads own the government, and are stronger than the government," o Valley development first; the Pecos valley short-line railroad second; artesian water oil, and gas development third; thus may be outlined the big work before this community for the next few years. A firstclass hotel for El Paso will help along all three projects. The government is investigating the underground waters in the Sulphur, Springs valley near Douglas, Ariz. Some 2,000,000 acres of government land will be affected by the report soon to be issued. Out in the Salt river valley they raise corn by the ton, not by the bushel. Tempe reports two tons to the acre. . o- Voters who do not favor the election of the present district clerk may vote for the opposing candidate with the knowledge that they will help to elect to office a fit, capable, and energetic man. It is time for a change. Developing Underground Waters .? it. t i a -: AXEtTi. wen or tne ifuugicis, aiw., waiuYrui, . ,. ,-..., r abundance of water which rises to within 40 feet of the surface. In some wells in that vicinity the water rises to within 15 feet of the surface. The national government is now engaged in investigating the underground water supply of the Sulphur Springs valley near Douglas. There is no doubt a great future for many of the valleys and plains of the southwest that are now dry and neglected by settlers, when the underground water sources are thoroughly tested by wells. By practicing the well established methods of scientific soil culture, conserving the rainfall and supplementing the natural supply by a moderate quantity of water from wells, using windmills for pumping, it is probable that millions of acres of land now regarded as comparatively useless will be i aken -up by settlers and successfully developed. Now the newspapers in the territories are scrapping over the status of the probate courts under the new constitutions. One faction is so bold as to demand that estates be administered by an officer who knows a little bit of something about the law and that records be kept; the other faction meets this demand with the declaration that "the people must have a fuller voice in the conduct of public affairs and they will not allow themselves to be bound by legal chains fastened upon them under the guise of beneficial legislation." o For several years a large proportion of the voters have been anxious to unseat the present district clerk, Ike Alderete, and elect some other man to the office. The reasons for welcoming a change are known to every voter, and now those who wish to favor for this position a clean man and reputable citizen, who will ;nake a capable official, all they have to do is to write the name of J. E. Rhein, the opposing candidate, on their ticket for district clerk. Ei Paso is fortunate in having as her guests just at this time the consulting board of army engineers, investigating the status of the government reclamation works. This valley can stand any amount of investigation. A thorough under ztanding of the conditions here is all that is necessary to enlist the support of any conscientious representative of the government. o Ho man who frequents the keno games in Juarez or who has anything to do with them deserves the confidence of his fellow men in any business transaction. A man prominently connected with the keno games was recently interviewed in the gamblers' organ, the morning daily paper, as stating that the games over there take in $10,00b a week in gold. Probably 95 percent of their receipts come from wageworkers from this side of the river. The drain of this money out of EI Paso's legitimate trade channels the last year through this source has un doubtedly been! very heavy and has accounted in no small degree for the nrevailing stringer " Auto. 1115 2020 HERALD TRAV ELING AGENTS. Persons solicited to subscribe for The Herald should beware of impos ters and should not pay money to anyone unless he can show that he is legally author ized by the El Paso Herald. fe. A AJ si AUUBML i Freight Tariff art: i V. 4--i Fi irrnrlfl IvrnilcrhT. nrit - oi - mnrirc 9Qn -font- rlpoTi -nrnflnrpt; art JNCLE WALTS Copyright, 1910. by George Matthew I WALK through the streets of the city, as gay as a bumblesome bee. and my heart it is singing a ditty of gladness and sunshine and glee; and then I encounter some fellows the heart music suddenly stops; for they lean on their green umbrellas, and talk of the weather my heart and my soul are at ease; 1 swallow some drinks lemonady, and pretzels, and fragments of LIFE'S TROUBLES cheese; I'm speaking of poets and mystics how quickly the mercury' drops. For some one is springing in my modest alpaca, and collar of Cyronlc roll, I call at the store for tobacco. for smoke always comforts my soul; I some chin-whiskered Pops; their voices rise higher and higher, discussing the weather and crops. Sometimes, when I contemplate dying, I feel a cold thrill of despair; I fear that the seraphim flying around in the ether up there, may weary of singing their choru, and send their harps back to the shops, and sit in a circle and bore us with talk of the weather and crops. c The End of the Engagement $ By Viggo Toepfer. Frank Seefold was at the same time "happy and full of despair. He was in love and about to marry but not the girl he loved. He had just made up his mind: He could not marry Minna Buntmeier since he had met pretty Tilly Meinard. Frank was a drummer, a smart j-oung fellow whom girls everywhere found it difficult to Tesist, but he was tired of flirting and "wanted to settle down since he had met -Tilly at a dance. But -what was worrying him now was how to get rid of his pres ent sweetheart, Minna Buntmeier with out any scandal. To tell the truth he was very much afraid of Minna, and still more of "his future motherinlaw, Mrs. Buntmeier. He had not chosen Minna it was rather she who had picked out him for her victim. He had made a hit in society and Minna had fallen In love with him. She was not a girl who could lay any claims to beauty or wit, but her father had left her a considerable fortune and Frank had been lured by the glare of the money. He was 26, she was 20, and the wed ding was to take place in three weeks. All the papers had been taken out, a minister had been engaged, the wed ding dinner had been ordered, the wedding gown fitted and it seemed almost impossible to change the order of things now. To write a mere farewell letter Would never do. His sweetheart was a good and kind girl who had never said a cross word to him. To annoy his motherinlaw so that she might show him the door, was also out of j meier. It is you, I love with all my the question. She was not easily an- , heart." noyed. And besides you never felt like Mrs. Buntmeier was speechless with annoying her, when you looked at her. j consternation. She did not seem to She was still very good looking, far , understand or believe her own ears, more so than her daughter. She had i "Who? You love me! Explain your become a widow when quite young self a little more plainly, Frank." and was now only 39. "How can I." cried Frank. "It is In this dilemma he decided to con- you I love J Oh, God! I love my own suit Tilly. At first 'she tried to make motherinlaw! Well. I have said it Re a trice Fairfax - A - I M Y apartment was being painted. and for a week I had been dining at a nearby restaurant. Three times during the week I had happened to sit near a couple in whom I had become much interested. The man was middle-aged, very good looking, well dressed, with "success" written all over him. The girl was a pretty little thing, rather overdressed in a cheap way, and her pretty head was, I fancy, rather an empty one. But, if empty of brains, it was full of something else, and that was, thoughts of the man sitting opposite her. She gazed at him as though he were all of heaven or earth, drinking in with delight the flattering words which he most obviously was uttering. Toward the end of the week I had an engagement to lunch with a friend at one of the large uptown restaur ants. Tne Man Encountered. I was early and sat in the hail awaiting my hostess. Presently a man took a seat opno site me and opened a newspaper. He, too, was evidently waiting for some body. He had waited about 10 minutes, when there was a sound of laughing voices. "There he is, mother," and a handsome middle-aged woman and four young girls, all in motor costume, came down the corridor. The man stood up and I really look ed at him for the first time. He was the man of the downtown cafe. 'Tm sorrv we are so late, dear." said the woman, laying an affection ate hand on his arm, "but we had a puncture and it took a long time to fix It." "Daddy, darling," said a charming, pretty girl of about 18, "are you com ing to the theater with us? Do come; we haven't seen you since Sunday, and it's such fun to have you with us." What of the OtheT Girl? The man looked at her with all a father's love and pride in his eyes. 66 ALL ABOUT By Randolph. Lloyd. For the love of a merciful God, and in His name, Amen: In such measure as I have suffered, O Lord, let me be gentle to those who suffer; wherein life has held torture for me, let me bring peace to some soul less strong than I: for all the burden o"f my silent years, let me wake hope and trust and comfort in some heart -where courage is too hard a thing to know; and in so far as men have been unmerc'ful to me, grant Thou, O Lord, that I may help, and soothe, and heal. Crowds upon crowds at the plaza throngs upon throngs in the bu&y streets j;oung and old, rich and poor, gay and sorrowful some going happi ly "to blessed homes, some not knowing where to find shelter as the darkness settles down some the leisurely dlnr ner guests of luxury, some wan and faint with hunger. All at once comes a newsboy's shrill cry: "Evenin' paper! All 'bout de sui cide!" In how many tortured hearts does that word turn the rusted knife, open ing the bruised wound that can never heal? A word beside which murder is a gentle word for he who takes his own life must already have suffered so deeply more than death and those Adams. &9&9 and crops. I call at the home of a lady; statistics concerning the weather and crops! Attireu light up my trusty old brier, when in come The Herald's Daily Short Story a scene, for Frank had never told her he was engaged, but when she saw how utterly miserable he looked, her heart softened, and it did not take her long to find a way out of the trouble. "I have it, Frank," she said. "Your fiancee must be the one to break the engagement, or she may sue you for breach of promise. Then she told him just what to do, and Frank went home very much re lieved and greatly impressed with the ingenuity of his beloved. Frank was sitting in a cozy parlor opposite his future motherinlaw. His heart was beating wildly. It must be done now, for Minna was about to re turn home from the seaside. Frank .was all confused, his brain was in a whirl and he talked so much nonsense that his motherinlaw at last ex claimed: "But what in the world is the matter with you Frank? Tell me what is worrying you." "I do not feel quite well," Frank stammered. "There is something I must tell 3'ou." y "But why don't you tell me then?" Frank gathered all his courage and in a voice that trembled with emotion, lie said: "My dear Mrs. Buntmeier, forgive me, as an honest man I can not marry your daughter. I love someone else." Mrs. Buntmeier's eyes shot fire. "Who is It?" she cried. "Whom do you love?" "I really do not know how to begin " he stammered. "It is very hard for me to say. but oh. Mrs. Bunt- Married Men Are Trouble Makers 'T nnrt't mnnocro if Puccr H Tick cofil tenderly, "I must go 'back to' the office and work this afternoon." - The .group moved away, the husband and wife lingering behind the girls to chat. And what of the other girl, I thought, the poor, pretty, little, empty headed girl who is throwing herself away on this man. He was very fond and proud of his family, one could see that at a glance.' But his wife was middle-aged, ro mance and passion were worn out. He was a tender, indulgent hus band and father, all that was best In him was centered on his family. With his life he would defend the honor of those women who love his name and were so dear to him. The pretty, little, empty-headed girl was no older than his own daughter, and yet he was treating her in a way for which he would have killed the man who so treated his daughter. His family were away; he was alone in town, bored and lonely; he was fill ing in the time by sacrificing the lit tle, empty-headed girl. He took her out to dinner and flat tered her and made love to her, and he would forget all about her In six months. BeTvare the Married Man. His family he would love and pro tect all the rest of his life, .and if the little, empty-headed girl made trouble he would sacrifice her ruthlessly. And that's the part of this story that I want you to remember, girls. A married man will make love to you, but he will sacrifice you absolutely. Tour attraction for him is but a fleeting emotion. He will not leave his family for you; be is merely amus ing himself. Do you want to break your heart and ruin your life for a man's amuse ment? Mutt and Jeff are with us. Another appearance today on sport page. Every day in The Herald hereafter. THE SUICIDE" who love him, so long as this life en dures, suffer so terribly more than hell. O, you who day and night are broken on the rack because your strength could not avail a friend, do I not know? A cry from the child-lips of a little newsboy who does not know a man catches a quick breath and turns away a hurrying woman stops sud denly, her hands clasped, too late, in convulsive horror to her ears. I won der, the cold clutch of a life-long tor ture in my own soul, how many in that hushed throng suffer anew the pain for which there is no surcease. Whatever else we cry upon the streets, of woe or wrong, for the sake of the innocent sufferers, and In pity for frail human Tiearts, let us leave that word unsaid for cried aloud it may hurt as nothing else in all eter nity could hurt. For in this age of neurotic men and women, this age of undisciplined impulse and of un trained will, this made age of distort ed vision, of false conditions, of whirl ing instabilities, who knows when the suggestive word may reach a brain too weary to resist, too dazed to rea son, too blind to see that in this world there is any road In whicn he maj' go or" Department of ,the Interior By Looks After Many Things Frederic J. Haskin VIII,- THE GOVERNMENT AT "WORE. I r i i HE department of the interior has 5 a varied lot of things to look " after. Patents, pensions, public lands, bounty lands, indians, education, conservation, reclamation, mining, pub lic parks, map making, water re sources these are some of the things which occupy the attention of the see- i retary of the interior. Like All other capinei oiticers, ne nas ms assistant secretary. There are two in his depart ment. One has immediate oversight of indian afairs, public lands and appro priations; while the other has charge of matters pertaining to the bureau of education, the patent office, and the pension office. There is also a chief clerk, the man upon whom devolves the duty of supervising the work of the department, and seeing that the orders of his superior officers are carried out. There is also an assistant attorney general, a disbursing officer, and chiefs of the divisions of mails and files, pub lications and supplies. Patent Office Ranks First. The parent office ranks first among the bureaus of the interior department. Thomas Jefferson is the inventor of the American patent system. The pat ent office always has been a self-supporting institution. In point of fact, it has created a surplus of $7,000,000 from the fees received from inventors. It now desires to have a home of its own, and thinks Uncle Sam ought to allow it to use its $7,000,000 surplus for building such a home. Although the building which houses this bureau is known as the patent office, it is in reality the home of the interior depart ment. S Patents are being applied for at the rate of 60,000 a year, and are issued at the rate of about 33.000 a year. There have been upwards of 1,600,000 applica tions filed since the organization of the office and more than a million patents have been granted. They are now ex piring at the rate of about 22,000 a year. Many inventors are embarrassed by lack of funds, as is shown by the fact that over 6,000 patents are with held each year because the patentees have been unable to make the final payment thereon. The first fee is fif teen dollars and the final one twenty dollars. There are also fees prescribed for the re-issuance of patents, for de sign patents, caveats, assignments, drawings, etc. Patentable Ideas scarce. It is becoming difficult to find prof itable patentable ideas. In one divis ion of the patent office there is kept a list of al the patents on wrenches, and it would seem that thousands of wrench patents have exhausted nearly every patentable idea in that line. The same is true of everj' other division of the patent classification. In the case of slot machines there are thousands now, and you can do with me as you please." The parts had been changed now. It was Mrs. Buntmeier's turn to feel confused, while Frank quickly re gained composure. Tilly was right. i Tell a widow of 39. who ihas almost given up every hope, that you love her. and the wonderful will happen. She will forgive you anything, even that you cannot marry her daughter, and she will not for a moment doubt that yo,V are. faking the truth Mrs. Amelia Buntmeier did not doubt. She was wild with joy. Good lord!Her charms were not all gone then! She was surely much better looking than many young girls. She was not angry, not the least bit, and her voice was tender and gentle as she said: "But tell me, my dear Frank, how all this happened." How it happened Frank could not tell, but when he looked at her he saw danger ahead. She was evidently about to throw her arms around his neck. Then just in the -critical mo ment the door opened and Minna en tered. "Why, Frank, dear," she exclaimed gaily, "are you here already?" Frank did not answer. He kept on looking at Mrs. Buntmeier, whose eyes were beaming with joy. "But good Lord! What has hap pened here," the girl cried. "Ask your mother, dear, she will tell you everything. I cannot do it," cried Frank, who picked up his hat and ran out of the room. The next morning he .was feverishly awaiting the arrival of xhe letter car rier, but when he came there was no letter. When Frank looked in the morning paper he found the following advertisement on the front page: "I hereby beg to announce that I have broken off my engagement to Mr. Frank Seefold. "Minna Buntmeier." Late in the morning he received the letter he had been waiting for. It was only a very small scented sheet con taining the words: "My Dear, Frank: "It cannot be. Minna is furidus. We must never meet again. "Your Unhappy Amelie." Some of the words were blurred as if drops of water had fallen on the paper. Next day Frank left town and six months later he and Tilly Meinard were married. From The Herald Oi This Date 1SW. day Judge Frazer of Reeves county is in town. N. J. Roy is able to be out after his i illness. Mrs. .fci. 1. .tsootn nas reiurnea 10 Al buquerque. Henry Pfaff, manager for R. F. Johnson & company, has married a New Orleans woman and the couple are now off on their wedding trip. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ware Allen of El Paso will soon remove to the City of Mexico, in the interests of the Mex ican Ore company. There went down to Chihuahua last night from this city to attend Gov Ahumada's ball: Mrs. Mo ran. Miss Kate Crosby, Miss Lucille Davis, Mrs. Bufford and .James Magoffin. Mrs. Mo ran, daughter of judge Crosby, had her trunks, which -were not at the de pot in time for the train yesterday, sent down by a special train today. The band is giving regular concerts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Ft. Bliss. Judge F. E. Hunter called a meeting of the county commissioners to day to locate polling places, appoint judges of election and hoe over the tax rolls. The Republicans of Dona Ana county have nominated Pat Garrett for sheriff. J Years Ago To of them, of all shapes and sizes, even down to one which will take the pic ture of any man trying to pass a ba.d nickel, but which will shine his shoes if the nickel is a good one. The Pension Office. The pension office is one of the big gest money-handling bureaus of the government. Since the Civil war it has paid out about four billion dollars' in pensions. More than 3,000,000 applica tions have been filed, and upward of 2,000,000 of these have been allowed. There are now about 950,000 pensioners carried on the rolls. Applications are still coming in at the rate of some 66, 000 a year, and are being allowed at the rate of 42,000 a year. It has al ready paid out more than fifty times as much for pensions on account of the Civil war as was paid out on account of the Revolutionary war. The pen-' sion list on account of the Civil war Is more th'an thirty times as great as that of all other American wars to gether. Pensions are secured in two ways under general legislative enactment and by special acts of congress. The j bulk of the pensions are allowed upon applications conforming to the general legislation. Those whose records are so defective that they cannot be grant ed under general legislation, as a rule carry their troubles to congress, and that body annually passes thousands of special acts enabling men to get their names upon the roll who other - wise could not do so. Tho General Land Office. The commissioner of the general land office is charged with the survey, management and disposition of the public lands, and the settlement of conflicting titles to those lands. He also executes all laws relating to the surveying, prospecting, locating, etc., of lands in the national forests. If an Indian reservation is to be opened up it is his duty to arrange the time and manner of the drawing, and to handle all details relating to the establish ment of the homesteaders on their new farms. The sale of public lands in the United States is" no small thing. The government has been the direct owner of more than two thousand million acres of land, about one-half of which still remains in its possession. During a recent year 2,500,000 acres were sold for cash, 500,000 acres were given away for services rendered, and 13,000,000 practically given away to 80,000 home steaders. Besides this 30 complete town sites were sold, 100 coal mines, 2000 gold mine claims, and 6000 tracts of ' timber land. This indicates that Uncle Sam does a thriving real estate business. Many Indians Xeed Guardianship. I Although the Indians are rapidly be- ; ing absorbed in the encompassing cur rents of superior civilization, there ! stil remains enough, incompetent ones i to require the continuation of a na tional guardianship. This guardian ship is delegated to the commissioner of indian affairs, who has charge of their lands, moneys, schools, supplies, and general welfare. In the early his tory of the bureau of indian affairs ( the indian country was divided into large districts, which were in charge of superintendents. These districts, in turn, were subdivided into reservations, and each reservation had its own in dian agent. All of this has been chang ed and the superintendents no longer exist, while the agents are passing. The affairs of gmall groups of indians are now placed in the hands of bonded day school teachers or farmers, who report directly to the commissioner of indian affairs. Under present conditions the com missioner is authorized to sell an in dividual's holdings in tribal lands, where he thinks the money would do the indian more good than the land; or he may transfer to any competent in dian the complete management of his individual estate. A rule has been es tablished that all indian signatures Wi Wheeler 11a cox Copyright, 1910, by the New York r F YOU are a father, read the follow ing prettj-, true story, and ask yourself If you are as thoughtful and helpful and considerate as the male thrush: "Without warning, the song of the hermit burst forth close to my ear, and not four feet away, on a low bush, sat my longed-for hermit thrush. He was aware of my presence, for his yellow ringed, soft, brown eyes were fixed in tently on me. Yet, with head thrown back and wings slightly drooped, he sang fiercely on, the quivering, arrow-spotted throat pouring forth rip plmg melody. Cautiously I sat up, and the singer hopped to another twig with apparent agitation, but continued his song. "A low rustle of a dry leaf behind me caught my ear, and the secret was out. Crouched close to the ground, wings outspread, ran the little mate with a young bird almost ready to fly j concealed under its wing. The whole affair was plain. I had chanced near the nest, built on the ground among the pine needles, moss and grasses. The j father undertakes to attract my atten tion while the mother spirited away the offspring. The plucky plan would have been carried through without my knowledge. Are You Helping: Your Mate? Is not that a touching little story of a sweet domestic life? What tact, what delicacy, what tenderness for both mate and offspring the papa bird ex hibited. Are you doing as much toward help ing your mate to care for the children and to protect them from danger? Or are you grumbling and fretting at vour wife, scolding her for every trifling occurrence, and making the cildren happy only when you leave the house? And yet you feel that you are a higher order of creation than the birds. But are you? Not unless you are a con siderate husband, a loving and sympa thetic father; not unless you are con troling your temper, and conducting yourself in a sober, orderlv and de cent manner when in your home, and bearing your share of the anxieties and cares which children entail. And you, madam, the mother? What are you doing to make your home a port of safetv and cheer to weary voy agers over life's sea? One Mother's Method. Are you controiing your nerves, J keeping your voice low, making your Ahe Martin crT t PtcniKelrvxxjDerre f , ii5.li J shov' J ) no no n lr I wonder how many girls that prom ised V love, honor an' obey in June wish they wuz back among th' gentle influ ences o' home an' th' dinner dishes Next t' a Californy railroad folder ther hain't nothin' as allurin' as a poultry catalog. shall be made by the impression in wax of the right thumb of the signer. The Bureau of Education. The bureau of education directs tho national education interests of the country. Its reports are published an- 1 nually in two volumes, which are val- uable as a statistical encyclopedia of educational progress. They also con tain a summary of all the latest Ideas in the educational world, of all recent legislation, and of everything of value in aiding the teachers of the United States to keep abreast of world move ments in educational circles. The geological survey was originally Intended to survey the public domain I and to ascertain the character of its mineral ueposits, Dut it nas so oroaa ened the scope of its work as to be come one of the most important bu reaus in the entire government ser vice. Many of its duties have been assigned to the new bureau of mines under the law passed last winter. Be tween the two they have charge of the work of surveying the country, mak ing the official maps of the nation. In vestigating the water resources of tho country, studying all questions relat ing to the safety of miners and the eco nomical handling of mine materials, testing building materials, and many things of equal importance to every citizen. The process of making the of- CContinued on Next Page.) LETTERS To the HERALD (All communications must bar the signature of the writer, but- the name will not be published where such a re quest Is made). SMELTER SCHOOL TRUSTEES. Towne Texas, OcL 9. Editor El Paso Herald: This is an open letter to the honor able county commissioners of El Pasc county, Texas: Gentlemen Don't you think it is about time that the voters o'f the Smel ter school precinct be given an oppor tunity to select their school trustees at an election as provided by law? or have present incumbents, appointees of eight or 10 years continuous serv ice, a life tenure on the job of hiring our school marms and misses? In be half of many voters, I am, rcy re spectfully, C. T. Sparks, Smelter Precinc". On a Little Story For Parents Evening Journal Publishing Company. self attractive and filling the house with cheerful, loving thoughts, or are you- indulging yourself in "moods," neglecting your T)ersonal appearance and talking- of your troubles and your worries until your husband and chil dren fly the house for peace and rest? Not many years ago a young man whose face had always impressed ma with its sad expression told me that he had been obliged to leave a home of material comfort and even luxury, where he could have found constant employment as an assistant to his father, because his mother made the home a purgatory to him. She was irritable over the least trifle and continually nagging and finding fault; there was no comfort or happi ness to be experienced in her atmos phere, so the young man is living in a boarding house and making dreaded "duty calls" at his own home. The woman "believes herself to be a devout Christian, and thinks her sins have all been washed away in the blood of Christ, No belief; no adherence to orthodox rules of salvation, can "save" such a woman from the final reaping of the harvest of misery she has been sowing for herself by her petty, selfish in dulgence of her worst faults and weak nesses. Are you an invalid? If so, do not make that an excuse for rendering ev erybody about you miserable. Physical suffering is hard to endure, but some of the sweetest, most amiable and un selfish people I have ever known were invalids. Remember that, while you are suf fering from Illness, those who wait up on you -and attend you ean become weary, worn and discouraged. You and your ailments are not the only consid erations on earth. Other people, have rights and should be shown sym pathy. Your sickness is in all probability greatly your own fault. You" have broken laws and are paying the pen alty. Do not make every one about you suffer more than the mere fact of vour illness necessitates. Be patient, be appreciative of kindness. be thoughtful and be as cheerful as you can. You will-be surprised, if you try. to see how cheerful it is possible to become, even while suffering. Others have proven it so you can. Mutt ftnd Jeff are with us. Another appearance today on sport page. Every day in The Herald hereafter.