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AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER' "TTT T A CXf TTT"n"0 A T T THIRTY-SECOND YEAR OF PUBLICATION
DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL JtLrfjL JTAoU IJJll MfJkJLllJ SU$rSptTcre LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED. Fifrvfin! o ' Maafl Pa PublKHe?afdnNCo.?rc.: H. D. Slater (owner of 65 percent) President: J. c - . x ,-,. - ,. r , , - , , , EiUltOJl Ittl anO IViaHaZSIie IT affC Wllmarth (owner of 20 percent) Manager: the remaining 25 percent la owned anions H. D. Slater, Editor-in-Chief and controlling owner has directed The Herald for 14 Years: , , , , , - 13 stockholders who are as follows: II. L. CapelL H. B. Stevens. J. A. Smith; j. j. fi A Martin i lf,m VflitnT Wednesday, December Eleventh, 1912 Mundy. Waters Davis, H. A. True. McGlennon estate. W. F. Payne. R. a Canby, G. A. , Vx. A- martin is flews Jiditor. Martin. Felix Martinez. A. L. Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey. j Vote For Dona Ana Good Roads N TWO weeks the taxpayers of Dona Ana county, N. M., will be called upon to- vote for o- against a $100,000 bond issue for permanent roads. Until the last legislature made it possible to issue bonds for this purpose, the county has been held back by the ancient system of local road work, which generally re sulted in no roads at all. The old system has been abandoned in all progressive states and communities. As well leave city streets to the careless and lazy neglect of half awake individuals, as leave country highways to haphazard control under the old "work-a-day-or-pay-your-road-tax" method which has prevailed until now in New Mexico. The only proper test to apply to any method or system is, Results, results. Such results as iave been achieved under the old system have been due to the ardent and unselfish labor of a few, rather than to any coopera tion or decent participation by the many. The system has proved a failure. The long term bond is the only fair way. All use tie roads, whether they be property owners or not. Through the general tax, the cost of road making and road maintenance is distributed equitably. Still further distribution is effected by the long term bond, which justly lays part of the financial burden upon those who come after; the taxpayers of each year must pay their own maintenance cost anyhow, and it is plainly unjust to make the taxpayers of this one year pay all I me cose or a roau mar may last ior :u years. J.ne long term nona aisrxiDUtes tne first cost over many years, and makes it possible to complete a big piece of work in a short time for the benefit of all tie people through all tie seasons to come, whereas only a small fraction of tie work could be dons out of tie annual tax, causing heavy continuous loss present and future. The cost of bonds is borne almost entirely by tie large taxpayers. The rail roads carry tie bulk-of it. The !arge property owners, merchants, and bankers carry almost all tie balance. The small property owner tie small farmer or home owner, tie small merchant bears so very small a proportion of tie cost of carrying bonds that Ms contribution is hardly a matter of tie slightest consideration in the year's cost of living. But while the small property owner has almost nothing to pay, to help carry tie road bonds, he has -all to say. Tie railroad assessed at $1,000,000 can only j express its will through its officers or employes voting in their own name on tie autiority of their own private property holdings. Tie great bank or mercantile bouse may be able to direct tie votes of only a naif dozen individuals. Yet tie large taxpayers have to pay tie bulk of tie cost of tie bonds. But tie small tax payer if ie pay property tax on only $3.44 worti of property, ias one vote wiici is fully equal to tiat of tie bank president or tie railroad manager representing hundreds of thousands. Bond issues for good roads are rarely or never fought by tie large property owners. Tiey iave wide business experience and tiey know tie value of good roads, so tiat tiey are always willing to bear their share of the new tax burden. Opposition generally comes, queerly enough, from people who would not have to contribute iardly anything to tie cost of tie road bonds, and yet wbo would siare equally in the benefits with all others in tie community. A more rational attitude on tie part of tie "little fellow" would be to vote all tie road bonds that are put up to him, because tiey cost; him little or nothing and he gets a big Share of the benefits without charge. A poor road is as much a barrier to commercial and social intercourse as an unbridged chasm would be. A poor road is one of tie costliest mistakes a rural community can make. Any roads tiat are built should be permanent and adequate. The road bonds furnish the only logical method to go about it. Everybody shares in the benefits, but the "little fellow" gets by far tie most in proportion to wiat ie contributes. New Aliens Not Like Old Xearly Five Millions of German Have llecome Citizens of the United States. By Frederic J. IlasKin ABE MARTIN ASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 11. Nothing is more significant in the history of immigration to America than the change in the char acter of the stream of humanity that is coming to our shores. The bulk of im- migration always has come from ; Europe, for to date nearly 93 out of every 100 immigrants arriving have come from that one continent. j Early Immigrant Wanted Home. i The old Immigration differed from , the new in many essentials. The former ' was largely a migration of people who ! Came tO heenmP nltl7Pn tn ,.,.... ,.,,... . : ri "" "" . " f-t""" ""'" iiKie, ana to esumnsn tnelr pos terity upon the land. They entered practically every line of activity in every part of the country. A large proportion of them wsrc nnnrui in agriculture before they came and they went out as farm laborers when they got here. But they were frugal and the laborer of yesterday became the farmer of today. They formed a very impor tant factor In the development of all the territory west of the Allegheny mountains. So rapid was the process of assimilation that the 'racial id3ntity of their children was almost lo't and forgotten. Among them only 16 out of every 100 go back to their homes In Europe, while 38 out of evefy 100 from southern and eastern Europe return. Thf "old" immigration comes with its families, for more than two-fifths are females. The "new" immigration leaves the women folk behind, for only a little more than one-fourth of the arrivals are females. Xew Arrival Land With ?ic The better condition of the immigrant from northwestern Europe as compared with his more unfortunate brother in other parts of the continent Is revealed by the money they were able to show. ?ile, a7,,erase "old" immigrant can ex hibit J40 to the immigration Inspector. The average "new" immigrant has about $lfi when he lands. The educa tional advantages of the "old" immi- I grant are even more marked. There are more than 13 times as many illit erates coming to us from the "new" immigration as from the "old." The Immigration measures up to all WW Ji A Matter of Common Sense Women Should lire For Comfort Rather Than Style if She Would Be Healthy. By Beatrice Fairfax. ! What's become o' th" feller that used t' say, "If it's a fair question what did that suit o' clothes set you back?" Love may be blind but it's got an awful keen sense o' touch. Pian OS By GEORGE FITCH. Author of "At Good Old Sivvash.' Married Life the Third Year To Helen" Discomfort Warren Re turn the Bnamclware With a Curt Letter. By Mabel Herbert Urncr.- ARREN had gone out Into the kitchen to open a cupboard drawer which the daniD WtJthcr had caused to stick. e iorcea n open, urew it back and never again swing back .v.... u..u. .,.,10, auu uau lurum I c Idnu foil nn a , -c-. THE pendulum swung so far of fashion has toward what the women like to call "The Artis tic." that it sometimes aonears It will to Common "old" Anything But Hot Air COMES WOW tie West Wind, returning after seven days absence. Tie west wind is our friend, but tie east wind seldom" bodes good, or deserves a welcome. We poor puny little insects priding ourselves upon our race, our ancestry, and our kinsbip with tie Infinite wiat creatures -of iappenstance we are. Tie wind blows, and our hearts grow cold or warm, our minds are clear or muddled, our bearing is morose or cieerful, our loves burn briskly or subdue them selves under dull gray ashes, our business thrives or languishes, our hopes rise or fall, according as the wind blows out of tie east or out of tie west. In tie summer time, our friendliest wind comes out of tie souti cool and smooti, soft and very steady, refreshing and sweet. The east wind is always a little quarrelsome, but there be times in midsummer when, just at dawn, tie east sends us a little welcome mist or sprinkle of rain, or even no more tian a wet fragrance of desert shrub and flower, that helps to start the day off right; and the sun shines just tie same tiat day. ' In summer tie evening breeze is soutiwest, tien west, then northwest; tiey are all good refreshing winds, clear and sweet as honeysuckle, traveling high, clearing away tie smoke and dust, and banisbing tie heat of tie day. Tie north I wind is apt to be a cloud wind, and the east wind is the storm wind, but in sum mer one cares little for storm or cloud, and welcomes the days as tiey come. Tie wind always blows into tie face of a storm, until just a little wiile before it. breaks, and tien storm and wind come sweeping on together in furious company. And be it hail or rain, or just a cleansing wind, in summer one welcomes the change. In summer tie souti wind is tie wind of contentment and lovemaking; tie west or southwest wind is the sleepy wind, tie wind of refreshment and repair; out of tie northwest comes splendid stimulus for new endeavor, courage for the morrow; the north wind veils tie stars and wiispers of ciange; theeast wind sets the birds to twittering, and wakes tie world sometimes with a kiss like dewy roses, or, if announced after tie sun passes tie meridian, it marsials tie storm clouds and sends tie mercury scuttling. Tie east wind is fickle, but the south wind is constant, and tie west wind fresiens tie spirit. In winter, tie souti wind is a balm, and makes our world happy; tie souti west wind is cleansing, and makes our world iealtiful; tie west wind is courageous, and makes our world efficient; tie nortiwest wind is stimulating, and keeps our world brisky, fit, and adventurous; tie norti wind is sharp, and makes us cautious and provident; tie east winds are quarrelsome, cruel, selfish, and de pressing, and set our world awry. They add to the cost of living, and confer no benefit in exchange. Tiey make men angry, and excite evil impulse. They drive tie angels out witi tie knocking of tieir heartless little devils at the door. So it happened, tiat for tie week just past, witi the wind in the east, men have been dejected and depressed, tieir spirits drooped ieavy and damp, iearts sank, gloom and regret came upon tie soul, disgust of life fol lowed vexation, tie megrims and tie blue devils came to make despondency more desolate, iopes were deferred or siattered, the pessimist found his audience on every street corner, there was something ghastly even in laugiing, blue glasses sold at a premium, men moped, fretted, sulked, or despaired, the company of hu mans was cheerless, joyless, the outlook dismal and murky, men were too glum even to raise their voices in lamentation, they were sober, longfaced, forlorn, weary, stupid, dashed, and melancholy as a gib cat. Prom Messrs. Damp and Wetmore, at Fabens, Texas, came a dispatch which was only a sample of what have been pouring into tiis office all week. " "Find; out," it said, "from CoL Lane, quickly, wiy tie sun is out, if ie stepped out, ias gone out, was put out, tirown out, or extinguisied hasn't been seen for seven days; also wire quick market on boats, ships, brigs, barges, scows, canoes, dongas, rafts, mud flats, rubber boots, slickers, cusswords, and old Scotch." All was lost save the sense of humor, and that iad been badly bashed. Tien came tie West Wind, friend of tie world. Witi tie first break in tie clouds, tie smile came back. Witi tie first fleck of blue, men breatied deeply again. With the first little flutter of tie flags in tie dry wind from across tie big -western mesa, men looked up and forgot tieir troubles. A sense of comfortable pleasure was felt, a relish for life and company. The mind was at ease; outdoor sleepers were snug under tie blankets and nappy in tieir dreams, wiere before! tiey iad been riding dank nigbtmares through tie slougis of despond; witi tie sunshine and the cloudless sky came soul refreshment and dauntless cheerfulness; El Paso was Arcadia once more; people again felt willing to be amused; tie good things seemed to be coming tiis way; men and women became genial and friendly as before; tie pitiful petty grudges were laid aside, slights forgotten, human con tact restored; peace of mind returned; tioughts rose to tie eternities; tiere was a reconciliation witi nature and witi nature's kind; iate was disarmed; vexation was thrust behind, and beautiful serenity came to possess men's hearts; there was a sense of relief and deliverance, a softening of tie rigor of life; encouragement became infectious; gay spirits prevailed once more; vivacity became hilarity; the bright light shone in every eye; tiere was muci rejoicing, and exciange of felicita tion upon tie passing of tie shadow; truth and beauty were restored to their do minion; human iearts were once more in tune witi tie Infinite, and today we are all as merry as crickets, and ready to figit twice our weigit in wildcats, if for no other reason than to amuse tie wildcats. Maybe you hadn't tiougit it all out in just tiis way; but the fact is tiere just tie same: tiat two days ago you were a victim of the East Wind, and had a bad case of tie doldrums, while today you face tie frosty West Wind with confi dence, you tread on air, and you believe all things are working together for yoni special benefit. o to leave, when hii shelf of white enamelled pots. "Hello! what's this?" as he took j one down and eamined several places ' where the enamel had chipped off, I ncath. "This isn't that new enamel ware we just bought?" "Yes. sir, and I don't think it's wear ing well," complained Maggie. "Wearing well? I should say not. Look here, Helen!" Helen, who was trimming the gera niums in the dining room, came to the door. "What does this mean? Look at this, and this," taking down more of the utensils and pointing to the chipped and blackened spots. "Why, we haven't had this .stuff six weeks." "Yes, I know, dear," -apologetically, "it should wear better than that, but what can we do?" "Do? Why fire the whole lot back. Don't think we're going to stand for anything like this, do you? I'm not going to eat food cooked in those things that black rust may be poison ous." "But, dear, they won't take goods back after two weeks, will they?" "Well, they'll take these back," grim ly. "Think they can sell us worthless stuff and get away with it? Not if I know it. You write them t- call for ' lot make it a good, stiff letter, too." oil. hadn't you better write it? I v. -uidn't know what to say.' "Well. I'll send them a letter that'll rjIHE piano was once the parlor mark j SMT"!. "& bmorlfose J of prosperity in the American , goods." home. It advertised the fact j neien got out Reed & Walker's last that the owner had more money than . month's bill. Warren checked off the lie needed or knew how to spend and ! enamel ware, and then wrote rapidly: had passed above the cabinet organ stage J'1?7'8 tn,s ? demanded. "Thls'H of uutiotr- stlr em UP a"- right: p2L, k: :...- ,. ' . "On October 17 Mrs. . Curtis pur- ""i'"- "" s' .iji"K lur jjiuiius chased from you a bill of kitchen men If a woman can affori to stay in bed when paying the penalty for ap pearing in pumps and silk hose in stormy weather, that is a matter that concerns only her- She is the woman who could stay in bed for a long, long time before the world will really miss her. But it is the woman who is needed; who is useful; who has a work to do, and does it, who cannot be too harshly condemned for risking her life and her usefulness by appearing on the streets in December In attire that is sug gestive of June. She is one of the thousands who have clasped hands around the pendulum of fashion and are swinging on it far, far. away from everything that is sane and sensible. She Is one of the vast army of wom en who disregard comfort in winter, because comfort In winter carries with it a suggestion of clumsiness. How She Dreffses. The foot in high shoe with thick sole doesn't look as dainty as one in silk hose and pumps. She clings to her silk hose and pumps when every draft of cold air booms its warning of rheu matism, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and UCHIO. The Auctioned Wardrobe (By I'aul Villier.) TTTELii you oni-e more. M. Dupont, 3 that I cannot consent to m., J-daughter marrying you." "But you cannot overlook. M. Briana, that Yvonne and I love each other ' "Love! What is love' You cannut live on love!" For isore than half an hour, 1, Alfr.. Dupont, had tried my utmost to pc. -suade the old gentleman that he could not celebrate tne arrival of the ne year in a better way than by aco-D -ing me as his somnlau. r 1 as not ignorant of the rea. ., why M. JSr.and did not favor my sm My economic circumstances were an- " thing but brilliant, and there was a i', tain Theodore Halevj in the way - rich manufacturer of the celeb.au "Haievys Salad Dressing ' i h more than reason to suspect that i', ' visits of this middle aged man to l Briand's house had sometninie to , , with Yvonne's future w I was employed by a well known iu firm and as Brian-j in his quail t ., auctioneer very often did business "wu my employers. I had made his acquai- -tance. He had plenty ot money ana i was rather surprised when he init-u me to visit him for the first time. Later on I found out that he need-u my assistance in what he called ti "literary" department of his business H." wanted me to write the alluring adv.- -tlsements he put into the papers hei -ever a villa or a rich mans collectio: , were to be sold at auction. 1 understood that in order to Vet- . A throat that is covered affords no mv ttfZvJZiZLl ?LUBi co"ni PQPJtVJ.t.y.for the dlsDlay of what so and this was the reason whTi anna?' many foolish women regard as one of entlv became rM.i . vi? i.a?pa' , the usual tests of ssaaA rltisnuhin n about the same ratio, when compared with the "new." And vpt u ihnrT. ties agree that in the "new" immigrant we have, as a rule, a diamond in the rough, a human being r-ho is just as capable of transf ormatic t into' a good citizen as his more fortunate brother from northwestern Europe. The process, is simply a longer and more tedious one, and one to which the immigrant does not lend himself as readily. Xearly Five Million Germans. Germany has given us more immi grants than any other country, with the single exception of the united king dom. Nearly 5,000,000 Germans have come across the water to become a part of this nation. The pioneers of the sreat German migration were the Mennonites, who, in 1682 followed the path of the English Quakers. They were the first people in America to petition the abolition of slavery. They also were the first people In America to raise their voice asainst ntemoer- ! ance. They were soon followed By the Scandinavians, of whom it has 'been said that there Is no second generation, since the children become so thorough ly Americans. The coming- of the "new" immigra tion has caused the members of the "old" to move out of their vncnllnns . and residential quarters and on up into a. limner spnere. nere once the Irish, the German and the Scandinavian worked and lived, now the Greek the Italian, the Pole, the Bohemian,' the Austrian and the Russian Jew are found. The German, the Irishman, the Swede and the Norwegian have moved into Dctter quarters and have taken up more attractive work. The immigrant from northwestern Burope quickly "becomes a -itizen. More than nine-tenths of the Swedes and the Swiss entitled to citizenship papers have them, approximately seven-elghths of the Germans. Welsh. Danes and Norwegians have taken them out, and four-fifths of the Irish. English. Dutch and Scotch have cast their lotf permanently with us. Com pare this with the allies in the Balkan Turkish war, and the remarkable dif ference in the character of the apira- tions of the two types of immigration will appear. Only one-eighth of the Servian immigrants have taken out cit izenship papers, one-fifth of the Greeks and a little, more than a third of the Bulgarians. Seven-tenths of the south ern Italians hold aloof from citizen ship. Room For Another Billion. The late Prof. W. J. McGee once de clared that the soil of the United States has a sustaining power of 500 to the square mile. Assuming that one-thinj of our territory is waste land, we still, upon this basis, have room for a round billion of people. Many economists think the immigra tion from northwestern Burope has set tled down to a basis that is about nor mal, and that we henceforth may count upon receiving about 250.000 of them during the average year. But there are' others who say that the disappear ance of cheap farming land and the fill ing of the factories with cheap labor from southern Europe will cut down the figures probably to half their pres ent proportions. They believe that Ger many is about the best example of what we may expect of the "old" immigra tion in the future; and Germany now gives us only one-eighth as many of her good citizens in a year as she did 30 years ago. AH students of the immigration problem agree that the passing of the "old" immigration accentuates the problems of the "new," and since it is becoming the latter or nothing, it be hooves the nation to try to make the most of it," and to aid it to fill the place in the future that the "old" has filled In the past. The consensus of opinion is that this is not so much a matter of the restriction of immigration as it is Americanizing the immigrants. Tomorrow The "New" Immigrant. sils. Among them were a number of white enamel pots and pans. "From the date you see that these have had less than- six weeks' use, yet the enamel is cracked and broken off both inside and outside.i "Some of these articles have been used only a few times, and yet all of them have chipped in spots, exposing as bath tubs and mission furniture, and the man who owns1 one has no reason to be proud and stiff. A piano is now con sidered as necessary as a front porch and even more necessarv than a hnhv ami is the greatest American postponer of pros- j iwritv iur cverv young couple has to buy a piano before it can begin to put money in the bank. Pianos hr,e become common because when they were married and get them in time lor their grown-up daughters to practice upon. The resident of a village who had a piano was more admired than the citizen who now owns an automobile and it eost him just as much for the dis tinction because all the musical enter tainments had to be Jfiven at hia tuimn. Fianos have now beenmp 39 mmmnn 1 the black substance underneath and Hunting mem JziipoiHHiHe itr ums atim by anyone with a regard for health or cleanliness. "Please send for these articles at once and credit them to my account. Mrs. Curtis supposed that she was buying moderately serviceable utensils you sold her worthless ones. We feel con siderable resentment at being put to this annoyance, due to your carrying in stock such an altogether inferior quality of goods." Helen was fac from being content with the letter. She felt it was asking a great deal to expect Reed & Walker to take all those things baek. After all. no white enamel ware is guaranteed. The clerk had advised her to buy alum inum if she wanted something very durable. To add to her discomfort, Helen chanced to pick up a magazine that ! afternoon, in which there was an arti i cle on "How the Big Store Must Humor j Its Customers.", It dwelt on the many impositions to' which all stores must j submit in order to keep their patrons, j The article gave many instances of how women, particularly, took advan- t ta'ge of this generous policy how they returned goods that had been used or damaged. And yet if the store refused to accept them, they would angrily de clare they would buy nothing more there, and would influence their friends against that shop Charge, customers were especially unreasonable, but the store usually yielded to their demands rather than have them "cancel their accounts." This article only intensified Helen's feelim? that it was an imposition to 3U 'faSsh the greatest of their DhvsicaT phurm. So she bares her neck to every throat disease the cold blasts from the north may carry. Blue and pinched with cold, she im agines she is a pretty and dainty sight. A goose with half its feathers plucked out, wandering in the snow, looks Just as pretty and dainty. She works side by side with men in offices who wear warmer undercloth ing, heavier coat and vest. She wears the same thin, lace-trimmed waist she wore in July. She falls sick and drops from the ranks. "Overwork," her sympathetic friends say. with sometimes a look of reproach at the firm that employed her. "Thin dothinir" ivmil.1 ha thai. -.,,. diet if they were absolutely fair and I candid. If she ently became resigned to 'my fate 3dlU. -Well, M. Briand, if you really ca not accept me as your soninlaw. X hODe you will permit me to istt your houa- occasionally. "Why. with the greatest of pleasure young man. Come as often as yo I like, tut don't let me catch you court ing Yvonne." j I thanked him and added: "I bt I lieve 1 am not too conceited when r I say that 1 think you rather like the uucis jour oaugnier and I sing anj play together." "Indeed I do, and I see no reason n you should not continue these. I am very fond of music." Again I thanked him and continued iou nave Deen iranK enough to tell gets through a week or a month, or a winter without a cold, she boasts that her way of dressing is the figni way. What She Xeeds. As I said in the beginning; if a woman has unlimited wealth, and can ride in her limousine, when there are j me that you have no objections to n-.u j personally, out inat my income doa ' appear suiiicient ror your daugh ter's husbanX" "Exactly." "Will you then perhaps kindly tell me how much I must make a year :n order to be acceptable to youT' ."' " jw mm an income or sa-. storms, and command a hot bouse heat i6-90 francs a year, I might think :ha in her home, she can be as foolish as matter over." she likes, and shonld shp itfh mu the world will not suffer any more' than it suffers when any butterfly is indisposed. But if she belongs to that glorious and useful army of women who work, either in home or in business life, she owes it to herself, tn hor fgmiw her employers, to the ultimate good -ny courage left me, he might as -Ll have said 50,040. "Otherwise you will never get my daughter," he continued with a smile The same night I visited Yvonne and told her the sad. result of my effort. A little later Halevy entered and w . began to talk about an auction to b held a few day3 later. Briand asked nit. sne was put on earth to attain, tn ho ' to hein him with the 9drnu.. sensible, and to dress sensibly. j emphasizing especially the beauty ana No woman with a mission can ae- j value of a large antique wardrcb-. complish that mission if she sets forth When he described it. Halevy said tl.a 1 r-n,Y a 1-11- t. "cv""TOr auuw uniting ; ne wouiu anenu tne auction and bu "Young lady with a fine ear for caliope harmony." they arc now easy to buy. Anyone can return that enamel ware, hiiv a nimin In- -norm, SI rWm .nj 1 Thought It Infal ar.1 B?aia feted- kf t them'ebLk wa ja.bssLst'.h5?a the averape lamily $o2 a year through raise a row and cancel their account lite, tor by the time they have finished: ! If we don't." she could hear them say. P3-jng for the first piano it doesn't I Helen could never bear to feel that tiiatcli ihf wnnriu-nrl- nf thn' nvr- ,,, .' :.hc had been unfair, vet she knew and has rheumatism of the bass strings, that o demand credit for these goods tluio Tiooa;ft; th. .nt .( ' was unfair, but she knew, too. that It thus neccssitatiiur the paj-ment of $1 , WOUJd useless to argue this with down for a new one. Warren. Pianos are quiet and refined in repose, ' The next day he brought home a but when annoyed by strong-wnsted I letter, threw it down with a brief: performers arc capable of keeping entire ! "JX1 thof thtngs ready, they'll citv djocks awaKc. Jx jioou piano winch I mir ' --w .v. ....... wivwv i, bein coa-sre.! info rpln,WP W W The very courteousness of the I musician can iill a liome louv by a full of ;oy letter 1 aceineu 10 iieien a. reiroacn. ana sne niK? 1 rP9H it -nrtth a Hnananin. ,nl,.i a, a 'make better men of the passersby out- I the unreasonableness of their demand: siue; out a poor piano with frazzled uear sir itepiymg to yours of the strings and a few missing teeth when 1 ?5th ,,nst- we would advise that wo persistently attacked by a young lady : e,LS8Ud a.cMfor the kitchen uten-witl.-- fininrfr,iiwi,X 2 "I I sl,s ' question for examination, and i,-: ' . V" " ",-"""- ""utij n. j upon receipt of same shall eiva the . p. : 1'wvv. j catiu 111 lib: main around silk-bose-and-pump-clad feet. BLUE FOB GIHLS. Dear Miss Fairfax: To settle an argument, would von kindly tell What colors are used for babies in sending out birth notices? Whether it is pink for boys and blue for girls, or blue for boys and pink for Sljls? M. A. B. It is not important which color is used, but custom has .given blue to the girl baby and pink to the boy. SELFISH AND TJXGALLAXT. Dear Miss Fairfax: A friend of mine asked me to the theater a few nights ago, but refused to call for me at my home. He wanted, me to meet him at the theater. A friend of bis took me the same night and called at my home for me. Now. my inena does not talk to me. At 11 oclock we left and on our wjv home Halevy repeated his intention ' buying the wardrobe, if the price d a not go up too high. As I sat eating my mode&t breakfast on the morning of the auction, 1 r- -ceived the followiW telegram: Bu number 11. the antique wardrobt. o 1 today's auction nj matter what the price. Yvonne." I reached the auction room on tinn Briand seemed rather surprised to s me. while Halevy looked glum, as if h. suspected that I intended to b.l against him on number 11. At last our struggle began. Some body offered 25 francs for the waru robe. "Absurd," said the, auctioneer. , "Let us see ft inside," said one u the loafers who always hang about auction rooms. "With pleasure." said Briand. "but I I u 1 Vfkti thtlr a ttac- a..v ..,. ...a i t I insulted b plr0iS B MUre you there ls nothing inside ""ea- .. perplexed. 1 even shoif Ta a.. ,iZL j.,.. .. iou are tne one who should be the aggrieved party, ir he sulks because of the rebuke you gare him, don't let it worry you. He needs the lesson. neighborhood down on the run It is hard to make a piano and the best ones require months to complete. But it is so easy to sell them that only a genius can refrain from buying one Copyrighted by "George Matthew "Adams. 1 matter our prompt attention." rne next morning the delivery boy called for the goods, and two days later Warren received another courteous note saying the amount for the enamel ware had been credited to his account. Helen .Makes It I'd. "Huh. guess they thought they'd bet YAVAPAI COUNTY GETS FREE ROAD A Vision By IVnlt Mason. TAKK HKR. VT HBR AVORD. Dear Miss Fairfax: A girl friend of mine ashed me this question: If sbe told me emphatically that she did not want me to call on or try to see her. would I try to see her? She declared that if a fellow did not try to see a girl, even after she had told him repeatedly not to call, he was not of much account. I would like to know what answer you would give her. She was not sat isfied when I said I did not know what I would do. She says It is a test to see whether I am sincere or not. PllKZlofl This is an unusual test, and not one J mai is 1 air 10 tne man. even a shelf. Jean, onen the door "There is no key," said the assista-- "It was there an hour ago," saic". r,e auction-er. "but it makes no different though I am sorry I can't accommoda; you." "But if there is anything inside des that go in with the bargain?" "The buyer gets the wardrobe, in cluding anything he may find iniue. Does that satisfy you?" There were two other bidders b- -sides myself and the price went -ip Quickly. HaJew drnnnpd nnr var,. LJy and at last the wardrobe was knocked down to me for 750 fran s. This was much more than I had ex pected, but as Yvonne's agent I had -3 obey orders. As there were not manv numbers 1 the catalog I decided to stay until tha auction was over. I liked tn hvo .. look at the wardrobe, since Yvonne a If it were a proposal of marriage and I wanted il so much. There mu-?t she declined, he would be justified by ' something extraordinary about it. hiR Intfa ti Mftlaa A al.-a 'V'a .. .3 . I TVhn Ilia Ta 1UMC ntraw .Kn -..-J . aiul tn persist in courting her. But when a girl tells a man he must never call, or try to see her. he owes ter be nice about it. They knew from I it to his self respect to take oer at her . Onp-Spnfpnr Pl-nIric-M-J-nr REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. (New York Press.) Brains don't have to worry about their reputation. Men get unpopular by getting rich, but they don't get rich by getting un popular. It's very f oolish of a man not to give his wife a bigger allowance so he cf uld borrow moi of it. The greatest trial to a woman is to have a hat that doesn't look as if she could bay it cost ?15 more than it did. JOURNAL ENTRIES. (Topeka Journal.) People with more money than brains don't need many of the latter, any how. If you want to waste a lot of time ask a man how his baby is getting on. Among the most miserable of men is the active worker who tries to Idle through a woek or two. Merchants would probably like it bet ter if many of their customers were a3 prompt at paying up as they are at ( pa ing aown. Will Use Old Ijnited Verde Railroad Grade Many Deer Killed In Ari zona Centenarian Dies. Prescott, Ariz., Dec. 11. Ex-senator Clark has tendered to the county, free, the road bed of the United Verde & Pacific railway, between Jerome Junc tion and Jerome, which is to be aban doned in about a year, when the traffic into Jerome will be handled by the Verde Valley railroad, now complete to the new Verde smelter site. It is understood that the offer has been taken up by the state engineer, who will utilize the grade as a part of a state highway, over It reaching to Jerome and into the Verde valley. This determination will obviate necessity for construction of an expensive high way into the valley by way of Cherry reeK. The city of Prescott has contracted for electrical power for its pumps at Del Rio. The placing of a power line from this city to the pump house has been blocked by the attitude of a dry farmer on the way, who has denied the right of the city to place poles in his ground and against whom the power of the law will have to be In voked. Mnny Deer Killed. The slaughter of deer this season in the forested sections of northern I dreamed last night that I had flown far from this world of grief and groan, that I had long despised, and found that heaven was a land of ecstacy, supremely grand, as good as advertised. The angels round me played their lyres and on the jasper walls the fires of changless sun rise gleamed; and joyous anthems filled the air, and swaying wings and mansions, fair thus happily 1 dreamed. And then a statesman from, below got through the gate how, I don't know and got his choice of crowns; and ere an hour he there had spent I noticed signs of discontent; the seraphim wore frowns. He skirmished round among the blest and told them that the."" 'were oppressed, and had them peevish soon; their crowns were bargain counter things, they all deserved much better wingo. their harns ! W, were out of tune. "Your heaven once was good enough; progressive measures arc the stuff, and wc will have them here; with old age pensions for the sharps who've grown too old to play their harps, and always played bv car; with sorrow and dismay I note the fe male angels do not vote no wonder they feel galled: St. Peter's held his job too long and all his policies arc wrong and he will be recalled?' Thus spake the statesman, and the sky was ringing with the seraphs' cry, who wearied of their yoke; their gentle souls with wrath were warm, and they were bound to have re formjust then your uncle woke. Copy right, 1912, by George Matthew Adams. the tone of my letter I wouldn't stand for any tomfoolery." It was the following week that Mrs. Dawson telephoned She was on her way down town to look at some Ori ental rugs; and wanted to know if Hel en could go with her. "I haven't any Idea where to go," she complained. "All the stores are .adver tising rugs now it's bewildering." "Oh, do go to Reed & Walker's," ad vised Helen eagerly. "I've seen some beautiful rugs there, and I know they're reliable." Mis. Dawson admitted that she had not thought of Reed & Walker's, but that It would probably be a very good place. It ended in her buying over $300 worth of rugs, with which sfie was n J well pleased that she opened an ac- wora. fauch & demand from her Is prooi inat sne cares neither for h! acquaintance nor friendship. , 14 Years Ago To day Kom The Herald ThU Date- 1S9S. EL PASOAN JOINS RANKS OF BIRDMEN Arizona, despite the limitations of the game law. has been such that sports men are considering an appeal to the legislature to prohibit the killing ot any deer for two years to come. Deer are said to be about extinct in tho Grand Canyon region. The Arizona corporation commission has ordered free delivery by Wells Fargo & company within the corporate limits of the town of Flagstaff. Eleven and one half townships, com prising 264,960 acres, are being platted bv a crew from the surveyor general's office for the Santa I-'e In Mohave count, comprising grant lands. A. Georue. Formerly Chief Audi tor of the Mexican Central, Becomes an Aviator. El Paso ls to have a"n aviation meet some time next May or June, when the Moisant International aviators will be here. Two men are scheduled to make flights in Kl Paso at that time. One of them, W. A. George, is an RI Pasoan. The other is J. Hector Worden. These are the men who gave demonstrations for Gen. Victoriano Huerta at several places in the northern part of Chihua hua several months ago, the flights be ing for exhibition purposes, and not scouting trips. George, who resides at 1029 Upson avenue, learned the avlat'.in game only a few months ago. He wat for several years a messenger on the Texas & Pacific railroad. Later, for four years, he was chief auditor on the Mexican Central. GOOD ROADS LECTURER TO TRAVEL OVER ARIZO.NA Prescott. Ariz., Dec. 11. L. E. Boy kll, a lecturer employed by the na tional office of good roads at Wash ington, will begin a lecture tour of Arizona shortly after the holidays. He Is being sent to this state at the re quest of the Prescott chamber of com merce, and will speak in all the cities and larger towns on the subject of highway improvement. His lectures arc to be illustrated with stereopticon view?. man being of Arizona road scenes. . Charley Hunt arrived last night from Chihuahua. Geo. B. Bovee returned from Mid Jand, Tex., this morning. Division superintendent Hurley of the Santa Fe. went north today in his private car. The heat of the sun today has re moved a great portion of snow from the railroad yards. Gen. Anson Mills arrived today on the Santa Fe from Washington, on boundary commission work. H. K. Theel. expertdraoghtsman in the employ of Maj. G. C. Wimberly. city engineer, has prepared one of the most complete maps of the cltv ever exhibited. Every lot and tract of land within the corporate limits is exhib ited. The cold snap and heavy fall of snow has caused a great deal damage to many of the merchants and prop erty holders of the city. The rear end of the Wigwam building received con siderable damage, while the Union Clothing company suffered a heavy loss. The city council met in special ses sion yesterday afternoon for the pur pose of reconsidering its previous ac tion in awarding a contract to Mc Cutcheon. Payne & Co., for furnishing two gasoline engines to be used in the sewer pumping station. Mayor Ma goffin and all aldermen were present i except Mcuurrie and Stewart. The award to McCutcheon. Payne & Co. was reaffirmed. i Wnen the sale tmus ovs- thp rirH.m a was carried into Briand's priva olfue and I followed. For a moment or two I sat looking at my new acquisition. but discovered nothing unusual iui suddenly the rear wall of it moved and a woman's hand appeared. v. momer; later it disappeared and the panel slid back, closing the openin 1 rusheu toward the 'wardrobe. 'Wno is in the-e?" "It is I. Yvonne. Fatht r has sold ir.e to you." Just then Briand entered "I am ready now," he said, "are o'i coming?" '"Pob. ... , . . t " me inong:. papa same Yvonne s voice from inside the word- wc iuu aimi aie to jb. Airrea jm pont." Again the rear panel .iiu back and Yvonne appeared. Briand was t o dumbfounded to say a single word. "It is all my work, papa." su"i Yvoane. "I discovered yesterday tha. the rear panel was movable. I slippeu inside. I belong to the buver of num ber 11. Here Is the key." I turned to the auctioneer and sa d solemnly: "I claim this lady in a- -cordance with the conditions of the salj as laid down by yourself." At first the old man was furious. I it at last he Declared that the word if an auctioneer was sacred and that ire sale must stand. And it did, for today Yvonne is rm wife. The wardrobe we gave to M Halevy. WBBBKR ItBPUDIATBS TIIS STORY TOLD AT TRIAL OF GUXJ1KX New York. N. Y. Dec. 11. "Bridgie" Webber, one of the four informers whose testimony convicted Charles Becker and the four gunmen of the murder of Herman Rosenthal, has returned from Havana and issued' a statement repudi ating in many r.'speots the story he told on the witness stand. He said the gunmen went to the Hotel Metropole to frighten the gambler, but two of them got ilrunk and the fatal shootin; resulted COMMITTEE NAMED EOR THE CATTLEMEN The first move toward the entf- tainment of the cattlemen has been .made in th appointment of committees who will have charge The convention of the battle Raisers' association of Texas will be held in El Paso on Tues day. March JS. President Walter S. Clajton of t: chamber of commerce, has appointed the following committees, Exeeutiii s committee Walter Clayton, W. W. Rose. W It Brown. T F. Coles. J. A. Krakauer. John .V Watt. R. B Orndorff. Crawford H.. -vie. TV. T. Hixson. H C. F--rn, R. i March. Program. W W Rt.se chairman, finance. John M. Wyatt. chairman: in itatio, Crawford Harwe chairman transportation. W R. Br"jn . h airman decoration and illumination. R B. Orn ilorft. chairman, publ.t. comfort. J. r Coles, chairman: public safety Walt S Clayton, chairman: publtcit J ' Krakauer chairman, reception, V T itixson, chairman.