EDITORIAL AND MAGAZINE PAGE
Friday, October 28, 1910.
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Our Present Valley Problem
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
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 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'
" : J. Haskin
V CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS 1 1
Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews Adams.
.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
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.
El Paso is probably less disturbed over politics right now than any other
city in the United States.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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.
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
Local Office U. S. Weather Bureau.
El Paso, Texas, Oct. 28. El Paso
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
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
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 ,
Hy Henri Bachelin.
Daily Short Story
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.
Self Help a Test Or Merit
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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?'
"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.
HE ASKS TO KNOW. "
Editor El Faso'Herald: "
I have received the following letter
which I forward to you for reply.
Lucas, S. D Oct. 25.
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
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.
From The Herald of this date, 1896)
Smith of Deming Is in
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
The Corralitos company is shipping
3000 head of cattle o;..rr the border at
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
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.
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