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6 Friday, October 28, 1910. EL PASO HERALD Established April, 1881. The El Paso Herald includes also, by absorption .and uccession, The Daily News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Tribune, The Graphic, The Sun, The Advertiser, The Independent, The Journal, The Republican. The Bulletin. m " MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS AXD A3IER. jVBWSP. PUBLISHERS' ASSOC. Entered at the Postoffice in El Paso, Tex., as Second Class Matter. Dedicated to the service of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham pion, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed. ' 1 The Daily Herald is issued six days a -week and the "Weekly Herald is published every Thursday, at EI Paso, Texas; and "the Sunday Mail Edition is also sent to Weekly Subscribers. SERAI.D TELEPHONES V J Bell. Business xffice H5 Editorial Rooms 2020 Society Reporter 1019 Advertising department J-io Auto. 1115 2020 f 7NCLE U WALTS TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. Dally Herald, per month, 60c; per year, $7.00. "Weekly Herald, per year, $2.00. The Daily Herald is delivered by carriers in El Paso, East El Paso, Fort Bliss and Towne, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at 60 cents a month. A subscriber desiring the address on his paper changed will please state In Ms communication both the old and the new address. COMPLAINTS. Subscribers failing to get The Herald promptly should call at the office or telephone No. 115 before 6:30 p. m. All complaints will receive prompt attention. ITJARANTEED CIRCULATION. Tho Herald bases all advertising contracts on a guarantee of more than twice the circulation of any other El Paso, Arizona, New Mexico or West Texas pa per. Daily average exceeding 10,000. I imiwvi'f i iv M'vuMf i Tfca Acsod&tion ? American p Avarisers has cxanuoed ssd certified to r tke cscaU&oa (tar pubKcatksu The detail L taped cc wen exaHaotnoa u em. me at ice New York eScs of the Aaeodatiaa. No f &km ifVB at arcalsboa gsarxotocd. HERALD TRAV ELING AGENTS. Persons solicited to subscribe for. The Herald should beware of impos tors and should not pay money to anyone unless he can show that he Is legally author ized by the Bl Paso Herald. Our Present Valley Problem "M ARKETS as well as crops must be cultivated," says an exchange, "and the growers who do nothing to cultivate the markets are just as fool ishly negligent as would be the growers who, having planted their seed, turned their hacks on their gardens and awaited indifferently the turn of events." Cooperation is the secret of successful marketing in any country, and in this section the idea of cooperation must be carried much further than that, into the domain of production. What this valley needs now more than anything else is cooperative .pumping plants. It would not be an expensive proposition to put in several pumping plants, along the Prank! in canal and arrange to turn water into the canal when the river is dry during the growing season. This is a much cheaper and more sat isfactory proposition for immediate use and benefit, considering the status of the Elephant Butte project, than the great multiplication of private pumping plants. Cooperation of this kind on the part of the land owners under the Frank lin canal would bring about, at minimum expense, conditions under which there would be no further failure of irrigation water in this valley, so that farmers could be fully protected until the big dam is readyt It would not be necessary to operate these central pumping plants except at those times when irrigation was vitally necessary and the river was dry. r This is the solution of the present valley problem. It mean,-any millions in agricultural products to the city and section, if the njlgi'tje adopted without further delay. A minor fraction of the value of the firgtcrop to be taken off land so reclaimed, would pay for the entire instajatjonof the canal pumping plant. Cheer up; nothing ajyou. y Y BLOOD always seems to ran colder when the invalid bore starts his whine: "I have a pink pain in my shoulder, and all sorts of ailments are mine. Mv ills often drive me to frenzv. and set mv poor nerves out of pitch; they range from the blind influenzy clear up to the seven-year itch. With anguish mj- diaphragm tingles, cadi tooth in my head aches and jumps; I've measles and pink-eye and THE NEAR INVALID shingles and glanders, dyspepsia and mumps. They dope me with nauseous liquor, they fill me with cellu loid pills; no man in the nvorld could be sicker O, Jist. while I tell of my ills! O. hark, while I tell of my sorrow, throughout the long days and the nights, and finding, alas, on each morrow, something wrong with in 3- lungs or my lights!" This story, so often I've met it! It sounds to my ears- like a knell! I say to the sick man: '"Forget it foTset it, and soon you'll be 'well! I have on my finger a blister, brought there by my arduous toil; and if I 1 s'houki fuss oer it, mister, the olained thing would soon be a boilr and if I should harp on and dwell oil hat lilister, the weary day through, the hanged thing would soon be a felon, and surgeons would saw me in two!" INSURGENCY IN 1810' Frederic " : J. Haskin V CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS 1 1 Abe Martin Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews Adams. ea?ask RAILROAD NEWS. .Ready To Ditch Bailey Tk YEARLY half the Democrats in the state have their knives out for senator J- Bailey. The campaign against his renomination in 1912 is already begun, ana two years or steaay woric may result in turning tne oaiance against Mm in his own party. Affiliated with the movement are some of the most prominent public men in the state and leading citizens in all professions and occupations. This is cer tainly no split-off of sore-heads due to personal slights and grievances. The move ment is due to a widespread and growing conviction that senator Bailey does not truly represent the choice of the majority of Democrats in this state. Many of the present Texas delegation in the house of representatives are opposed to senator Bailey, and the leaders in the anti-Bailey movement declare that by the summer of 1912 nearly all the candidates for congressional nomina tion will declare themselves against Bailey, including both the present congress men, who may stand for reelection and any new candidates that may present themselves. The intention is to form a powerful statewide organization with a view to concentrating anti-Bailey effort upon a single opposition candidate for -senator with a similar concentration in all congressional and legislative "districts where active pro-Bailey men may stand for the nomination. o El Paso is probably less disturbed over politics right now than any other city in the United States. o It Is Your Fair TTCCESS or failure of the big fair in a financial way; depends solely upon what the El Paso people do with it. If they patronize. their own fair liberally, go often, and pay their way, encourage others to go, and talk about the fair, it will be a financial Success. If the El Paso people ignore its vast import ance and decline to extend their liberal and continual patronage, the fair cannot eucceed financially. There will be a large number of visitors from the southwest for fair week, and they will see more than they expected to see and derive more benefit than they expected to derive; but it is not to be expected that they will come in suffi cient numbers to pay more than a minor proportion of the cost of the institu tion. Upon the people of El Paso, more than upon any other factor, rests the suc cess of the fair, and the promise of steady improvement, and growth year by year. SAYS ORIENT WILL HURRY TO DEL RIO Pecos, Texas, Oct. 28. S. T. Jordan, a prominent citizen of Del Rio, while in Pecos stated that the policy of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway company was to complete the extension of that line between San Angelo and Del Rio as rapidly as pbssible and that a party of Orient officials was now In San Angelo to arrange all details re garding terminals, so that the con tract for construction work by way of Eldorado could be let as soon as possi ble.. This statement coming from Del Rio is contrary to the information at hand at Fort Stockton, where it is claimed the road will be ready by April of next year, orders having been given to push the main line to Fort Stockton. It is known that the Orient people are doing considerable building at Fort Stockton. PASSENGER0 MUST PAY FOR REQUESTS Owing to requests of passengers on the Southern" Pacific to stop trains at points not Included in the regular schedule, that road has issued orders that hereafter those desiring to t?ke up the matter with the Tucson offices must do so at their own expense and by Western Union message. It Has been the custom heretofore for train conductors to malf& tlfe inquiry of Tuc son offices by railroad telegra-jh, which o-ing: to heavy travel has' flood ed ythe Tucson offices of the company Lith such requests. Trainmen have been advised to in struct all passengers desiring to leave the train at points not on the time table that the interstate commerce com mission has ruled that if a train stoos at a non-stop station in one instance it must stop thereafter In all instances. o , FREIGHT WRECK XEAR TOYAH DELAYS TRAFFIC Toyah, Texas, Oct. 28. Engine No. 310, pulling a freight extra, left the track at the east main line switch. The engine and several cars went of, be ing pulled a considerable distance over the ties and ground. Fortunately no one was injured, and the cars and en gine stood upright. The engine and cars were put on. the track, the wreckage cleared away and freight and passenger traffic resumed after a delay of 12 hours. The train was in charge of conductor Conners, and engineer Miller was in the cab. o ENGINEERS MUST NOT SOIL TOURISTS' CLOTHES Orders have "been issued from the Tucson office of the Southern Pacific directing engineers to "have a care ' in throwing off steam from the smoke stacks of the engines and flecking Mis inquisitive tourist with a mixture i? water and soot. The shower is caus-l by engines carrying too much walo. Orders have also been issued prohib iting popping off engines at stations. o TO LOOK AFTER BIG CONTRACT. Carl Leonardt, president of the Southwestern Portland Cement com pany, accompanied Edward L. Doheny, the Rockefeller of Mexico, to the Mexican oil fields, where he will su perintend the erection of two 1,000,000 gallon oil tanks. o OLD HffSS SALE HELD. Friday was "old hoss" day at the union station when all the umbrellas, ; overcoats, suit cases and various oth- e- paraphernalia left there by forget- ' ful ones during the year, were sold a auction in front of the station. o GOES THROUGH DEADHEAD. The Francisco, a private car of the Southern Pacific's Mexico line ws deadheaded to Mexico City over the National lines Friday. ABOUT RAILROAD PEOPLE. J. B. Gilbert, traveling claim agent for the G. H., is in El Paso. D. H. Martyn, division superintendent of the Pullman company, with head quarters at St. Louis, Mo., is in the city en route to Mexico. F. B. King, superintendent of the western division of the Southwestern, and G. F. Hawks, general superinten dent, arrived in El Paso Wednesday evening from the west in the car "Cloudcroft." Masonic Emblems. Snyder Jewelry Co. Who on earth is Snookums? DEATHS AND BURIALS. THE presidential and congression al campaign of 1800 presaged the first political "landslide" in the annals of the republic. It was more, however, than a mere part victory for the Democrats, for it ended forever the career of the Federalist party ard forever established the rght of H1 people freely to discuss the official acts and policies of -all governmental offi cers. While the Federalists had been successful in capturing the house of representatives jn 179S, their victory was due solely to the French war panic and perfervid patriotism. The alien and sedition laws passed .in July, 1798, had not been in effect long enough to counteract the influence of administration and when the campaigr of 1S00 was fairly launched, Hamilti.Bj wrote a letter attacking the record of Adams and ushur language qulta asj scurrilous as any that Lyon, Bachc orl njlllrmrlpr l-.5r? lmor? Rut tYtn Ti?m'S'Kc1i administration did not dare to invoki the sedition law to si'rce 3Jamiltont and the country had a new and striking .llustration of the fact tnal the lav was designed solely to muzzle Demo crats. Jefferson Defends Resolutions. When the campaign oponeJ the isttfe between the .wo parties was joined upon the Kentucky and Virginia resolu tions. The Federalists attacked Jef ferson and Madison as the authors, the X, Y, Z conspiracy in the "off year and their followers as the - supporters election. Before the new onnrrsK as- of these resolutions tvh'eh thev cftarg- sembled the war panic had passed ?-way and the Democrats were invking the 3IISS R. ROBINSON. Miss R. Robinson, 19 years of age, died Wednesday afternoon in an El Paso hospital. Relatives in Wolf City, Texas, have been notified. ARIZONA -GUFP. Arizona Cupp, -27 years of age, died Thursday night at her home in East El Paso. Surviving are her husbacd, J" W. Cupp, and a child. Funeral serv ices were held Friday afternoon at the chapel of Nagley & Kaster. JOHN 3IESSERLY. John Messerly, a quarryman, died Wednesday night at 807 North "Virginia street. He had lived in and near El Paso for about one year. A little daughter living with relatives in An son, Texas, survives him. Mr. Messer ly. was a Mason and an Odd Fellow. These lo'dges are attempting to locate his relatives in Ohio. i Who on earth is Snookums? Masonic Emblems. Snyder Jewelry Co. THE WEATHER. Forecast. For El Paso and vicinity: Tonight and Saturday fair. For New Mexico: Tonight fair, not so cold extreme east portion; Saturday fair; warmer east portion. For west Texas: Tonight fair, cold er in southeast portion; warmer in the Panhandle, frost; Saturday fair with rising temperature. Local Office U. S. Weather Bureau. El Paso, Texas, Oct. 28. El Paso readings: Today Yes'y 6 am. 6 pm. Barometer (sea level' 30.46 30.24 Dry thermometer 41 N 55 Wet thermometer .. 32 42 Dew point 17 26 Relative humidity 35 31 Direction of wind NK E Velocity of wind 26 - 24 State of weather ' clear clear Rainfall last 24 hours 0 Highest temp, last 24 hrs.. 62 Lowest temp, last 12 hrs.. 40 Who on earth is Snookums? Welcome visitors. Snyder Jewelry Co. PARTITION SUIT FILED. A partition suit has been filed in the 34th district court by Josephine Crosby and others against Lucinda E. Bab ont. Land in the Ascarate grant, lying east of El Paso, is the basis of litigation. attention of the people tr the odious sedition law which was used by the Federalists in office for tne purpose of imprisoning every editor cr pam phleteer who criticized president Ad ams or any official of his administra tion. The grand jury of Hamilton district, Tennessee, then far on the frontier, took the first formal action in protest against the alien and sedition laws. It was a mooted question whether or not even an official body could criticize congress for passing these laws with out laying its members liable to impris onment. In the Virginia legislature a delegate, J. Taylor of Caroline county, offered a resolution asserting the right of members of the legislature to im munity from the penalties of the sedi tion law if any member should in con science be constrained to charge con gress with an Infraction of the consti tution In the passage of the law. In these modern times when someone as sails alntist every act ofconSrs as being unconstitutional, the language of Mr. Taylor's resolution seems to be very mHoMndeed. But it was not then so regarded. The New York Daily Ad vertiser, a Federalist publication, in commenting on this resolution, said: "How can 'we restrain our indignation at such proceedings? They have thus displayed their real character and views. They have proclaimed their bit ter enmity to the government. Shame on such prostitution confusion to their counsels may the name of J. Taylor of Caroline county, Virginia, and his coadjutors be held In everlasting con tempt!" Put Editors In Jail. But as Democratic editors were being jailed almost every week by partisan judges and packed juries, the people became boiler acvi it was rssjlved that state legislatarjs oi'i e asked to make formal protest. Mr. Jefferson prepared a set of resolutions- which was adopted by the Kentucky legisla ture, and a similar set was scon after passed in the Virginia legislature. These Kentucky and Virginia resolu tions, in after years and when new is sues had arisen, often have been de nounced as the germs of the subversive doctrines of nullification and secessior. However lust such criticism mnr hi. 1 the resolutions taken into considera tion with contemporary politics are not nearly so revolutionary nor nearly so subversive of constitutional govern ment as were the tyrannical and unjust laws which they were designed to com bat. The, sedition law was passed by the Federalist congress against the advice of Hamilton, who had come to hate Adams. After the election of 179S, and after the French war panic ceased, the sedition law was called into operation solely to punish those who dared to criticize the administration. Needless to say only Democrats were imprison ed. Political lampoons of that day were outrageously severe and both parties made use of unscrupulous scoundrels who might be hired to utter the most unspeakable slanders. At this distance it appears that both parties ed sought to disrupt the union and de- all the other Democratic leaders defend ed the resolutions on the ground that they were necessary tc preserve the constitution, since .ne rights of the people under the fundamental law had been violated by the annulment "f th . motfier used t' make alien and sedition laws nullifying free- j HA 1 Col. Roosevelt has returned from his trip well pleased with th' Outlook. No- buaay ever asxs ier a smrt uKe ms dom of speech and of the press, not withstanding the guarantees of the constitution. Jefferson and the Dem ocrats at that time firmly believed that it was the intention and purpose of the Federalist party to create a strong central government for the benefit of an established aristocracy and to the detriment of the interests of the people.- That the Federalist congress and president had in fact nullified the guarantees of the bill of rights was to them sufficient proof of the evil intent of Adams and his followers. Ori the other hand, Adams and most of the Federalists, were equally sincere in be lieving tjiaieffersan u the Demo crats Hesired bnly to overthrow all government and to substitute anarchic chaos for constitutional order. Neither party gave the other the slightest cred it for honesty of purpose or sincerity of conviction. First Candidates Named fully interfered with the freedom of tlt press and the right of trial by jury. N; such attempt has been made since tli election of 1800. Democrats Gain CoHtroI. In that election, although the Fedefr. alists Invoked the aid of every great, name possible, the Democrats won Ojr overwhelming majority or the houg electing 71 members against 34 Feftf alists. The senate also, for thefirsl time, came into control of the Demo- crats, by a vote of 19 to 13. Before the election of 1S02 the membership oi congress had been Increased an- fluvi seconH congress ol jeirersons admin istration had in the senate 24 Demo-j crats and 10 Federalists; and in tK' bouse 103 Democrats and. 38 FederaP ists. Although the Federalist parrj for many years was to retain a ghost oi an organisation and, was to be renre'. senled in both houses of congress il In isoo. for th first Hme candidates was dead as a militant political ore:ani were chosen by the narties.' Adams nation and it never again was to hav was nominated for president by a se- an' Part or parcel in the affairs oi -a .1.1-- -r..j i.-! i e:overnmnt dna vf Vii tc- j t- ttet caucus oi. e n eaeraiiSL meiiiuers , A MIRACLE Hy Henri Bachelin. The Herald's Daily Short Story T The Angora goat will hold the biggest reception the Southwestern goat fra ternity ever knew about, at the El Paso fair. It is a tremendously important industry, perfectly adapted to this region. o Self Help a Test Or Merit T HE negroes of E Paso have organized a kindergarten and day nursery especially for the poorer children of their race, and the$ have been sup porting the institution for some months among themselves without asking outside help. The clergyman who is in charge of this work now writes to The Herald to say that the steady increase of the number of orphans and poor chil dren -that the institution is called upon to care for, demands more seating capacity in the homy provision must also be made for heating during the winter. He appeals, therefore, to well disposed persons to extend assistance to the negroes in this very necessary and highly commendable work upon which they have engaged at their own initiative and virhich they have so far loyally supported. The work deserves assistance, all the more so because it is characterized by a fine spirit of -self help among the negro citizenship. Such work merits warm en couragement. o It is not necessary to stand when the "Star Spangled Banner" is played in a medley. The playing of this officially designated national air in a medley is prohibited in the army, navy, and marine corps, because of the confusion the mixture creates and' because such a use of the one and onlj national air lowers its dignity and impairs its patriotic and sentimental significance. If the Musi cians' union wishes to perform, a real service to the nation, it will absolutely prohibit its members from playing "Star Spangled Banner" in any medley. This action would guickly abolish a great nuisance. HAT morning father Paraclet came out of his presbytery, as he had done every day for the last 40 years, passed through the vil lage street, and went through muddy paths winding between vineyards aui fields towards his beloved church. The church, which was quite a hum ble buuaing, was aoout a mile ana a half distant from the village. It had been erected many years ago so that it might serve for two parishes. Father Paraclet walked slowly, and puffed as he -walked along. He was an old man now, nearly 70 years of age, and his faith fn what he was pleased to call in his simple language "Divine Providence" was immutable. No matter what happened, it was al ways for the best. Nothing could hap pen unless Divine Providence wished it to happen. He held that everything from a summer shower to a deluge, was sent by Divine Providence. It was his parishioner's duty to thank heaven for -a fire as well as for a legacy. However, the faithful -were allowed to pray that that disasters might be averted and that Divine- Provi dence would shed happy events and blessings, like manna, upon the heads of the sinful men. That was father Paraclet's faith. He himself unlocked the church door as was his custom every morning, and then he rang the Angelus, the two parishes were too poor to pay a sa cristan to perform this task. Having rung the Angelus, father Paraclet crossed the church, went up the aisle, made a genuflection, and was beginning mechanically to open the door of the sacristy, when he sud denly started; it was already openl "Ah," said he, "how strange! How was it that I forgot to close it last night?" He went into the sacristy and opened all the cupboards. Suddenly an idea ocurred to him. Several of his brother priests had lately spoken to him of a gancr of sacrilegious burglars who the sacred vessels and ornaments In order to sell them to dealers in curi osities and works of art. He could not believe that anyone could do such a wicked thing. He absolutely could not believe it. God would not allow it. At all events, the sacrilegious thieves would be sure to fall dead on the spot if they dared to lay tnelr hands upon the holy vessels. Nevertheless, he opened a deep drawer in which he always kept the mon strance. In his terror and grief, father Paraclet nearly had a fit the mon strance had disappeared! Father Paraclet moved every thing, Jiunted everywhere; he sought in vain. He was" still looking for it when the little acolyte, Pascal Seurat, appeared in the doorway. "Pascal," said he to the child, "1 can't find the monstrance; you know which I mean, our beautiful mon strance which we only use ,on great festivals." Pascal, quite overcome by the cure's condescension in confiding his trou bles to him, did not know what to say. Father Paraclet continued: "Now, my lad, you must run straight off to the mayor and tell him tell him!" He was so upset that he began to stammer. Only think!! His beautiful monstrance! Even the abbe of Saint Omer had not a finer one! You could not find a more handsome monstrance within the whole diocese of Arras. Its shape was very peculiar, and it was set with precious stones. It had belonged to the little church for more than 200 years, and it was only used on greai occasions. Pasol had not reached the churcn door before father Paraclet again felt as if he were going to faint with grief and horror, and he had to rush off and stop the little acolyte. He had just recollected that when the Inventory of his cnurch was taken he, with the help of some pious ladies. had managed to hide the monstrance. of congress, with: Charles- G. Pinckney for vice president. The Democratic members of congress, also in a secret caucus, nominated Jefferson for presi dent and Aaron Bprr for vice president. In those times, under the original pro visions of the constitution, each elector cast his vote for two candidates for president, the one receiving the great est number, being: a clear majority, to be president, and the one receiving the next highest number to be vice presi dent. Contrary to the practice which ever since has obtained, more attention was paid to the congressional cam- j paign than to the presidential election, t and while all the Democrats unques- j tionably were for Jefferson for presi-1 dent, all of the 73 Democratic electors J Voted for Jefferson and Burr and thereby caused a tie. Of course the election went into the house of repre sentatives. Conspiracy to Elect Burr. "Whatever was left of the vitality of the Federalist party after the elections in 1S00 was utterly destroyed by "the action of the Federalist leaders in con gress in entering into a conspiracy to elect Burr president. The' Federalists who had all during the compaign de nounced the Democratic organization for its desire to break up the union, were now ready to plunge the country into civil war by preventing the elec tion of a president at all, or by trick and chicanery controverting the mani fest will of the people. On the other hand, Jefferson did not scruple td promise high office in return for votes in the house. It was an era of "practi cal politics," and the wonder is that the young nation was able to survive It. As a matter of fact; the results' of the election of 1800 preserved the union. Mr. Jefferson in a letter out lined the principles of the Democrats government. One of the last, and I all odds the greatest, achievement oi the Adams administration was the ap. pointment of John Marshall to the su preme bench. The election of Jeffei son and the appointment of Marshall at the same time by a peculiar coinci dence so balanced and checked the cen trifugal and centripetal forces in th government that the beginning of tn nineteenth century marked a new epoclt in the constitutional history of thl" country which, In essentials, still en dures. Tomorrow Insurgency in 1810. were equally guilty. The difference j in that campaign, as "the preservation was that when a Democratic pamphlet eer called Jbhn Adams the tool of the British government- and the- friend of of rights unquestionably remaining with the states; the freedom of religion and of the press; trial by jury; econom monarchy, he would be sent to jail ; J leal administration of the government; while a Federalist writer might declare with Impunity that Jefferson was an atheistic scoundrel bent upon the de struction of all government and prop erty. Toward the end of tho Adams opposition to war; to standing armies; to the paper money system; and -to all connection, other than commercial, with any foreign nation." The admin istration then in power had success- it. Now it would mean ruin to him if he were to say that a valuable mon strance had been stolen from his church. The prefect would immediate ly direct an inquiry to be made, ani everyone knew what that meant! Father Paraclet would be declared guilty; he would be prosecuted, fined, imprisoned, perhaps. "What an awful prospect! It would be much better to say nothing about the matter. How had the thieves been able to enter? He could find no trace to guide him. Both doors and windows were uninjured. The burglars had prob ably got in through the belfry, which was so low that anyone, by slipping under the penthouse, could get into the church and return the sanw way. But that idea did not occur to father Paraclet. "Now." saicf he to Pascal, "whatever you do, don't say a word to anyone. I will tell all that is necessary." I have already said that father Paraclet was a simple-minded old gen tleman, and that he held that Divine Providence was in everything. Men would have left traces of their visit: they could only enter by breaking open a door or by smashing a glass window. Now, nothing of the sort had hap pened. So father Paraclet, full of ad miration for the ways of Providence, declared aloud that men could not have stolen his precious monstrance. And then he came to a second con lusion, no less irrefutable than the first, that it could only be Divine Provi dence. Perhaps the good God wanted a monstrance in heaven, and so he sent an angel on earth to fetch one for him. Yes, that was evidently what had happened. And father Paraclet re peated Job's words: "The L.ord gave and. the Lord hath taken away! Blessed be the name of tho Lord!" But Pascal had been unable to keep the news to himself. Father Paraclet i having finished his examination, had I hardly made up his mind to the fact that a miracle had been accomplished In his church, when a crowd ,of bare headed women, in -clattering -wooden shoes, arrived outside the church. "What has happened, M. le cure?' they asked. "Oh, my dear daughters, Providence has done us the very great honor to work a miracle in our humble church. The good God has taken our. or, rather, I ought to say his. monstrance." He explained what had happened broke into churches at night and stole and thus avoided having to declare J He showed them over the church, and Fe from Phoenix seemed so thoroughly convinced that he had guessed aright that they, too began to believe that a miracle, had really taken place. However, some old backsliders the smallest village possesses one or two stiff-necked reprobates laughed at the good priest's excessive credulity. The villagers were soon divided into two camps those who believed that a miracle had been accomplished and those who had the impudence to assert that it was nothing but a burglar. Another surprise was in store for father Paraclet when he entered the sacristy one morning about a week later: the good God had returned the monstrance!! There It was, standing on the top of the sacristy cupboard. Father Paraclet had already begun to repeat Job's1 words: "The Lord hath taken away! The Lord hath restored what he took! Blesspd be the name of the Lord!" when he noticed that a dirty scrap of paper folded in four had been pushed' under the foot of his be loved monstrance. He pulled it out and read the following words: "Here's j your montranz. It's brass. It ain't no good; it's a fake, and its preshus stuns ain't wurth too sou!" He thought that he was going mad. And then he mechanically tore the paper Into a hundred pieces. LETTERS To the HERALD HE ASKS TO KNOW. " Editor El Faso'Herald: " I have received the following letter which I forward to you for reply. Ella Haust. Lucas, S. D Oct. 25. Dear Madam: I am intending to locate or look oves Brewster and Presidio county, Texas, I would be pleased to have you an swer for me a few questions: -"WTiat kind of land Is the school land in western Texas? What is the annual rainfall? Have yoa any snow? What kind of well water and how deep dc you have to dig on an average? Can one raise corn, rye, wheat and pota toes without Irrigation? "What direc tion and how far from Bl Paso do you live? and how long have "you lived in this part of Texas? How is the coun try for cattle, and sheep? What are tha the prices .for work mares, four to six years old,-weight about 1200 pounds! The price ox milk cows? coal per tonl flour per hundred, weight? corn and oats per bushel? also butter and eggs! Have you any wild hay and what is it worth per .ton? TYou mention that you tlilnk the grease wood and cactus ar& the protection to the eyes: I Infer fr-ra that that there must be lots of win?. Do you think a family can make 3 living on 640 acres . of. western Texas school land? " I have asked you a good -many ques tions, and if you can spare the time tc answer them and give me any other in formation, I would be greatly obliged. James E. Ellison. OBSERVING CAUSE NEEDS HEIiT. El Paso, Tex., Oct. 23. Editor El Paso Herald: After thanking you again for your kind words in The Herald of Augusi 23. respecting our kindergarten and day nursery, I wish to state that whila our policy has been, and is, to operata the institution very largely through negro help, yet the steady Increase 61 our number of orphans and poor chil dren, demands more seating1 capacity, and heating facilities. Therefore I am forced to ask onr white friends to assist us fn this work of humanity. Our teacher is a graduate of "Booker "Washington's school, and Is "in every way competent for the work. If you would have the kindness to mention our need through your paper, you would greatly help a deserving cause. Thanking you beforehand, I re main yours for lost humanity. X;. S. Long, D. D.. 300 S. St.' Vrain St. 14 YEARS AGO From The Herald of this date, 1896) TO- DAY Smith of Deming Is in Paschal R. town. Sam Blumenthal has returned from an eastern business trip. Harry Wals is visiting with his grandmother in Los Angeles. Conductor Wells, who has been ill, is again on the Albuquerque run. United States marshal Hall and his deputies have become a terror to crim inals in New Mexico, says the Springer Stockman. The Corralitos company is shipping 3000 head of cattle o;..rr the border at Fort Hancock. IL Is going on the Streets today that judge Buckler has given the Republi can campaign committee $500 and J. M. Bean has put up $23'. Evangelist Crittenden and his car First lieutenant Wiliam Jefferson Glasgow of the United States cavalr- and aide-de-camp to brigadier Gen Bliss of the department of Texas, at San Antonio, and Miss Josephine Rich ardson Magoffin, daughter of judga Magoffin, of this city, .vill he married at 11 a .m. tomorrc .v in the Catholia Dunne of Dallas. , General manager Ni'JKerson. of th Mexican Central cair.e up :his morning m his private cix. "Nig," the typical bulldog at the Star stables, was decently interred last evening at the old Fort Bliss grounds in Concordia. Col. Courohesne, chairman of the Democratic campaign committee, hr been called to San Luis Potosi and hi -evangelist urittenaon ;mu ms car j Deen caiiea to san IjUis Potosi and h arrived this afternoon oer the Santa I resigned. Judge Clark has been chos to .fill the vacancy.