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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
"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,
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
If she
ently became resigned to 'my fate
-Well, M. Briand, if you really ca
not accept me as your soninlaw. X hODe
you will permit me to istt your houa-
"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"
"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
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
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
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.
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.
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
A Vision
By IVnlt Mason.
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.
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;
"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
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
(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.
(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
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
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.
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
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
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
'"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
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
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
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.

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