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THIRTY-SECOND YEAR OF PUBLICATION
Superior exclusive features and complete news report by Associated JlSP 200 Special Correspondent covering Arizona. New Mexico, wesc Texas. Mexico. Wash ington, D. C, and New York. ... TM.. i - Published by Herald News Co, Inc.: H. D. Slater (owner of percent) J1"" t. J C. Wllmartn (owner of 28 percent) Manager the remaining 26 percent te "" anlonf IS stockholders who are as follows: H. I Cape!!. H.B. Stevens. J. A. Sna"- J- Mundy. Waters Davis. H. A. True, McGIennon estate. W. F. Payne. K. C Canny. G. A. Martin. Felix Martinez. A. I Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey. AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED. H. D. Slater, EiitOT-in-CMei and ceatroHine owner, has directed The Herald for 15 Years; G. A. Martin is News Editor. EE PASO HERALD Editorial and Magazine Page Saturday. March Eighth. 1913. Cooperative Southwestern Publicity From Deming (N. M.) Graphic: "The El Paso Herald's plan, for securing publicity for the Rocky Mountain Southwest seems in the main to be a good one though just the least bitfselnsh. The flood of travel which will cross this ontinent in 1S16 has the choice of a number of routes. Bl Paso wishes it to come by way of El Paso so does Deming. Here, then, we have a sameness of inu rests which will permit union of purpose. El Paso will have the nrst oppor i unity to claim investors, so why propose the slogan Take the New Statesand .:i Paso Route to San Francisco in 1915"? Here is a better one. Take the West Texas. New Mexico and Arizona route to San Francisco in 1915 "So far as New Mexico is concerned the "new" doesn't appeal since It has -. ithin Its borders the monuments left by a most ancient people and its legis lators now sit in the oldest capital in the United States. 'Isn't it a misnomer to call the land of the cliff dwellers and conquistadores "new." No one would . ocuse IJerr-ing of living in the past, since no city has laid a heavier wager on i he future than the hustling little metropolis of the Mimbres valley. "If as The Herald maintains the cooperation of the railroads can be secured the success of the enterprise is assured. For the most part Deming has found -.hat it is safer to pay for Its own publicity and get Just what it pays for. and . is not likely that Deming would enter into an agreement with another city , or publicity unless that city would show a disposition to deal fairly. Every Tnmunlty is in competition for settlers and investors and it is hard to make i oope ration effective under such conditions. However, under the present cir cumstances, there is a 'community interest' which can be utilized to the benefit r.f all concerned if petty differences can be put aside." i HAT is exactly the sort of comment to evoke. It is only by just such discussion and analysis that we can ever hope to get together on the proposition. Your slogan is a mighty good one, Mr. Graphic. Maybe this one is still better: "Take the West Texas, Old Mexico, New Mexico, and Arizona route to San Francisco in'1915-" Yes, leave El Paso out of the slogan. The name of this city will appear more or less in the course of the advertising campaign. And anyhow, as the Graphic suggests, this city is so situated that, in the necessity of things, it srill certainly derive beaefit and take its toll from every bit of traffic that passes through this Rocky Mountain Southwest in 1915, asd this city can well afford to be modest about direct publicity because this dty will necessarily be one of the beneficiaries indirectly. The Herald has already pointed out that Deming's contribution will be but a few hundred dollars a year. That little dty has been spending thousands per year. That little dty has spent on direct publidty 100 times as much per capita in the last few years as El Paso has been spending. But if say 10 percent of Deming's annual advertising budget could be directed into the general publidty channels suggested for the Rocky Mountain Southwest under the proposed cooperative sys tem, there is no doubt that the few hundred dollars thus invested as part of a. fund of $100,000 yearly, would go much further and get much better results than the same amount spent in direct but scattering "publidty. El Paso would expect to contribute, on a basis of relative population, $8000 to $10,000 per year for two years to the cooperative fund. In no other way could such splendid results be had as through this method. El Paso should by all means confine herself to this line of cooperative southwestern publidty for the next two years. The main thing is to direct the minds of people, and then their travel, this way. Once in the country, once induced to stop off and get acquainted, the travelers thus reached might be depended on to consider care- fully the question of possible location and possible investment to look about them, in the whole southwestern region, weigh the relative advantages of one section and another, and gradually sift out, so that eery southwestern community would re ceive its share of the returns. Generally speaking, the Deming Graphic's doubts about fair play and propor tionate benefits may be answered in this way: The advertising campaign would be directed in a broad sense by a general committee representing the communities and the railroads subscribing to the fund; this general committee would appoint an executive committee; and the executive committee, which would have direct charge of the campaign, would employ the experts of one of the bignational adver tising agendes to handle the business in detail. In planning the advertising campaign, the first, central, and last thought would sould be to direct travel in this direction and divert it from the northern routes. Then care would be taken to give each community and each railroad subscribing, such an amount of spedfic localized advertising as would be its due in proportion to the amount of its subscription. In some of the advertisements, the generalj inducements would be described and all the communities and railroads partidpating in the fund would be named. In other advertisements, the special points in favor of one locality or one railroad would be emphasized. But on the whole, and in the course of each year's campaign, extreme care would be taken to give full recogni tion to each and every separate community and railroad subscribing to the fund. This would not be hard to manage. It would be a simple question of appor tioning so many dollars of expenditure to so many dollars of contribution; so many inches of space and so many thousands of circulation to each localized notice. This would all be under the control of the general committee. To set at rest any idea that there is any selfish thought uncer this scheme. The Herald declares right at the start its hostility to any plan to spend out of this cooperative fund, $1 in any southwestern newspaper or periodical, or in connection with any southwestern local advertising plan. Any such method would be fatal. The whole fund would be spent in national publications, first in national weeklies and great dailies of general circulation in the states east of Colorado and north of Louisiana, and second in the few Pacific coast magazines of recognized national circulation. As for the cooperation of the eight southwestern railroads, The Herald feels that it can speak almost with certainty upon this phase of the plan, since it knows the disposition of the railroad traffic men of the southwest and has had informal assurances from certain high sources that the railroads would cooperate most gen erously in such a plan. If the southwestern communities will make up a fund of $50,000 per year for two years to be spent in the manner proposed for general southwestern pub lidty, the eight railroads wiH match this $50,000 dollar for dollar and make it $100,000. It is impossible to estimate the tremendous results that would flow to the Rocky Mountain Southwest as the result of such a splendid demonstration of south western progressive spirit; but it is certain that the result would be'as far ahead of any desultory scattering local campaigning as the 50,000 ton ocean mail steamer is ahead of a Sock of rafts in other words, it will Get There! "Take the West Texas, Old Mexko, New Mexico, and Arizona route to San Frandsco in 1915." Boiled. Shirts and Cats PRESIDENT WILSON has let it be known that be does not intend to daim any preferential rights while he is president; that he will pay his way, ask so favors, and hold fast to his place as a common ordinary dtizen tem porarily chosen to serve his fellows; and that the lees special distinction there is erected around him and his office the better he will like it. Other Democrats have tried to be democratic Other Democrats have failed. President Andrew Jackson laid his failure to the women folk, who, he asserted, are all aristocrats in their hearts and believe in mantaining distinctions, caste, social barrier personal and class separation from their kind. Jackson had a special reason to speak thus of women, for there was pretty general disapproval or some of his efforts to direct the sedal life of the capital. But on the whole, is it not so and has it not always been so? Men on the average are not quick to raise social caste distinctions. They are more apt to estimate their fellow humans upon intrinsic worth. Women have an instinctive sense of sotial fitness. There are multitudes of little details that go to make up social fitness, and women quickly sense these things among other women, and instinctively draw lines which men would never think of drawing. Women in all ages, in court cirdes and offidal life, have been great sticklers for social form, precedence, and caste. In this they have often been' aided and "abetted by their husbands, but with the men it has been more of an enforced and superfidal habit, while with the women it is instinctive. Men have often sought their pleasures among companions of a social order inferior to themselves; women almost never descend. At Washington, since the government began, more sodal conflict, 100 times over, has been predpitated by women than by men. Yet the foreign diplomats have always been a problem, for they are schooled in old-world ways and dass differ ences. Thomas Jefferson tried to abolish the "order of precedence" at his state dinners, but the British minister, after a long series of social upheavals, due to Jefferson's efforts at simplicity caused the abandonment of Jefferson's democratic ideals by leaving the dining hall in obvious displeasure when he found that the only available seat at table was one that be would not accept because it was placed without regard to the "order of precedence" and gave him a dinner companion that he did not care to talk to. Not seldom, in Washington social affairs, foreign representatives have been deeply offended by the almost universal American disregard of offidal formality. Old timers in the diplomatic corps generally learn to disregard these things, but some never get used to it- Americans in general have no conception or appreriation of the highly schooled diplomatic etiquet of Europe and latin-America. And yet, until congress settled the presidential succession, there never was peace for two days together among the women of cabinet circles in Washington. Women who couldn't tell a count from a discount would break up whole families over the question whether Mrs. Jones should sit above or below Mrs. Smith at a dinner given by the asjistant secretary of war to the governor of New Zealand. Sooner or later the most democratic of Democrats, elected to high office, have had to surrender to fixed soriaj customs, even if they required wearing dress suits before noon, suspending a funeral to partake of champagne and pretzels, or seating the Austrian ambassador above the wife of the richest brewer of the old home town. President Wilson will find that it is easier and safer in the long run to fall into the ways set for him, in the sodal world of Washington, than to make himself awkwardly conspicuous by trying to live the life of a normal human being in the midst of artifirialities which, for small calib.red snobb'shress, sonriiTies ece 3 the worst pictures of Thackeray. And for the one insufferable snob, take the and critiasm the El Paso Herald wishes fellow who tries so hard to be common that he succeeds in being merely cheap. Wilson is too mHch of a gentleman, too wise, and too good an American, to try by any grandstand plays to demonstrate his modesty or his genuine democracy. The "order of precedence" and the full observance of social custom are the surest ways of keeping the peace and avoiding conspicuess immodesty which is always the chief characteristic of the demagog. There is no special merit in eating peas with a knife or wearing a flannel shirt to a pinkrtea. Where Time Counts I T IS allowing predous hours and days and weeks to go by without positive action, that weakens the central government of Mexico when rebellious move ments break out. That was Madero's way, and he paid for hesitation with ins life. Any kind of success in Sonora, even temporary, would weaken the hold of the new government throughout the republic, and espedally in the north. Any manifestation of backwardness or doubtful policy will destroy the spirit of the army; defeat in battle is not so much to be feared as a general letting down of tension, Negotiations and conferences and emissaries are all right up to a certain point, then they spell weakness. The rebels of different groups, including former Ma deristas, seem to doubt either the good faith or the ability of the Huerta govern ment to make good its general promises. If every discontented group and evexy disappointed leader are to take up arms against the government, the problem of pacification becomes one for men at arms, rather than one of dvil .negotiation. The supreme test will kome soon. Washington will do well to watch the news from the border and the northern states of the republic, and not depend too much on the offidal reports given out at Mexico dty. The general situation is certainly much mixed, and Huerta seems to hesitate about sending federal troops into the field against the northern rebels. Whatever may be done or left undone by the Washington government, it is plain to every observer dose to the scene of action, that the Washington govern ment has no warrant to choose between the warring factions and support one while opposing the others openly and covertly. Let neutrality prevail, real neutrality. The United States has no more warrant t6 offer exceptional privileges to'one group than to another. We have tried the ".cockeyed neutrality" policy now for a solid year, and it has been a fraud and a failure. Better go back to the established historical interpretation, the view sustained by all precedents of all periods and of all nations, our own included. The other thing for our own government to remember is henceforth to keep its own counsel, to refrain from thinking out loud, to forbear, from making any more false -breaks, and to make no more peremptory demands on anybody until it has made up its mind. Better say nothing and do nothing, than go around throw ing red pepper in touchy people's eyes while loudly protesting friendship. Moreover it s an old maxim and a good one: "Never draw in fun the other fellow may not see the joke." 14 Years Ago Today From The Ilcrald This Date 1S89. Ji D. Welch and brother came up from Mexico last night. Miss Sue Greenleaf came in- on the T & P. this morning from Fort Worth. Mrs. A. C. Gleason departed over the Texas & Pacific for St Louis this aft ernoon. It was reliably reported that George Curry has been appointed by governor Otero, of New Mexico, as a special offi cer to arrest Oliver Lee. E. A. Lane, who left his position in the paint shop of the G. IL, to go to the front with the soldier boys, is again in his old position at this point. Monday afternoon a very delightful entertainment was given by the sis ters of Loretto, at Chopin halL There, were nearly 390 people present. The benches in the plaza have re cently all been painted. With the ap proach of the concert season the plasa is being put in a good condition. T. B. Nichols, of Las Cruces, has pur chased from John F. Mitchell. the property at 70S North Campbell street and will occupy it as a residence in the near future. E. P. Turner, general passenger and ticket aeent of the T. & P.. has issued an order to the effect that a special rate will "be put on by that road dur ing the cornerstone celebration. When the northbound passengei train of the Mexican Central, due last evening, reached a point 61 kilometers this side of Chihuahua, the front truck of the engine jumped the track and with the baggage car and third class car, went Into the ditch. Governor Ahumada, of the state of Chihuahua, -will arrive tomorrow night on the Mexican Central. It is stated on good authority that he will per sonally take a hand In the settlement of the vexed question of the cutoff in the Rio Grande, below this city. Candidates for the position as con stable left vacant by the killing of Sam Farr are plentiful. It Is said that Juan Franco, D. a Farrell. Stanley Good. Jim Fulgham and several others would like to have the job and will apply to the .commissioners' court for it. The parade committee of the corner stone celebration up to date has pro cured 32 trade display floats for the big procession on March 17. The Invita tion committee Is now issuing invita tions to the balL The state MaBonic grand master has telegraphed authority to the El Paso lodge to lay the stone The plans for a cooperative move ment among the railroad companies and city and county governments, look ing for the permanent strengthening of the levee system. Is In a fair way to successful execution. No details have been given yet, but people may expect to receive assurance at an early day that fears from high waters may safely be laid aside. The last span of the old railroad bridge which has been so conspicuous at the foot of El Paso street for years. past, was lowered yesterday In the presence of a large crowd of people. The piers of the new bridge will be completed in a few days and it will take only a short time then to get the structure In a condition to withstand the force of the annual rise in the RIo Grande. HPRX PLUMBING IN THE SKIES CAUSES SMALL DOWNPOUR. HERE J Open plumbing in the skies Satur- day morning causea a susni raimaii. , The rain startea in at six o ciixyt ana worked at its trade steadily until night The rain then started in on a make-and-break circuit and made umbrellas and rain coats a recessary evil during the remainder of the morning Saturday. The rainfall was about -OS of an inch which is Col. N. D. Lane's Idea of no rain at all. The forecast for this evening and Sunday is fair weath er. A One-Sentence QU.1KBR MEDITATIONS. (Philadelphia Record.) There seems to be a difference be tween taking a drop too much, and taking a tumble. Some men are born fighters.- They fight for their rights, and when they get them they fight for more. It's all right to let your light shine before men.but it isn't necessary to make a pyrotechnic display of It. An opportunity Is a good bit like a wasp. It takes a 'lot of experience to know bow to grasp it without being stung. Wlgg "Have Harduppe and his wife returned from their wedding trip yet?" Wagg "No; he's waiting for her father to send a relief expedition after them." Mrs. Rittenhouse-Squeei "They claim that their family is as old as the hills." Mrs. De Lancey-Place "Hills? Hills? I don't seem to recall any Hills on my visiting list. GLOBE SIGHTS. (Atchison Globe.) Everything we can't understand probably is art. - You are more likely to note the mis takes of others than your own. if you happen to b- looking in their direction. rood fadi'iMs who do without brcaK fast art-nt mimir as mu h as h J j (tu,. iq tin cereal ad erust meats 1 indicate. ABE MARTIN 111 What's become o' th ole time con sumer that buttered his "pie? A full front photergraf o' a feller alius makes him look like he wuz wanted at Mil waukee for embezzlement , GOOP John Jonathan Do you know why John Jonathan Was never really loved? Because he was rough and tough, He pulled and poked and shoved! He was a Goop, but you and I Can act more gently if we try! Don't Be A Goop! Philosophy POINTKD PARAGRAPHS. (Chicago News.) Even. a lazy man never gets tired running for office. Naturally a beauty doctor likes, to demand a handsome fee. An artist may paint his wife, but usually she paints herself. The nicest girl a young man knows is the one he Is most afraid of. It's far easier to form a good char acter than it Is to reform a bad one. Anyway, the pen is mightier than the sword when It comes to muckrak ing Yes, Alonzo. there's a vast difference between being cordial and drinking one. Every time a man gets his monthly gas bill he' glad that he doesn't have to buy fhe stuff by the ton. Occasionally a man manages to re main ignorant, notwithstanding the ef forts of a lot of women to put him wise. ' JOURNAL ENTRIES. (Topeka Journal.) Most men have too exalted Ideas of the value of their own opinions. People who are punctual usually are forced to waste a lot of time. It's prottv hard work to convince n mnr. tv ho -rots a lot of them that .- n UnooV. i a boot i th- i i i Innri of the p. snnists" ' - ' th t ;i i lak. mu'h mor1 1 ncisi. t-iun the optimists. j S By GELETT BURGESS n if ( vo I nKTA. - b J) itfUL i-1 Jtf-- PiVrII-itt"Ai?'V,Vii'tr,iii'iViiittii'iSIFi Letters to The Herald. 1A11 communications must bear the signature of the writer, but the name will be withheld if requested. NATIONAL PROHIBITION. Editor- 1 Paso Herald: Referring to your editorial of March 1 5 about a. law recently enacted by congress: Stripped of verbiage, this law says: Khlnmpnt nf intoxlcatlnar liouor from one state Into another state of the ! 'United States in violation of the laws of the state receiving the shipment is prohibited. The last two words. "Is prohibited." are the closing and unqualified words of the law. They may raise the in teresting question as to which shall do the prohibiting the national govern ment or the state government; or. shall both do .so? Prohibitionists generally will be well satisfied if the construction of the law places the prohibitory duty upon the national government because that would place the enforcement of the law farthest away from local In fluences. The intent of the law. as is well inown. was limited to removal of the bar of interstate commerce laws from the exercise of the police powers cf the states desiring to prohibit' the liquor traffic The decision of the supreme court of the. United States on February 24 last, declaring the Mann act (prohibit ing interstate traffic in women for immoral purposes) constitutional. !s interesting and significant In connec tion with the question above sug gested. In the course of this decision, the court said: "Our dual form of gov ernment has its perplexities, state and nation having different spheres of jurisdiction, as we have said: but It must be kept in mind that we are one people: and the pqiwers reserved to the states and those conferred on the nation are adapted to be exercised, whether Independently or concurrently, to promote the general welfare, ma terial or moral." This decision in conjunction with the well known decisions of the same court upholding the constitutionality of the law prohibiting Interstate traffic In lottery tickets, and declaring that the liquor traffic has no inherent right to exist and that no citizen has a natural- right to sell intoxicating liquor, all on the primary governmental principle and duty of protection of the general welfare, material and moral, has laid a secure and constitutionally souno foundation on which to uphold the constitutionality of this recent national liquor legislation embodying precisely the same general principle. This principle Is the one on which rests the constitutionality of the laws prohibiting interstate shloment of dis eased cattle. Impure food. etc. There is In fact, little doubt that the new law will be upheld by the courts. J. L. -Campbell. PROTECT THE COUNTY ROAD, El Paso. Texas. March 6. 101. Editor El Paso Herald: I noticed a large automobile tele scoped yesterday morning at the five mile bridge on the county road. It was considerably mussed up and the folks who occupied It bad neglected to sweep up the large quantity of glass in the rosM. I would suggest, for the consid eration of the county authorities, that in order to save this valuable bridge from being battered down by the as saults of the numerous motor cars, it would be a good thing to armor the western end of the concrete parapet, as it is slowly, but surely disintegrating from the terrific impacts of these cars. It would seem that a jrfece of heavy railroad steel sloped at an angle of 45 degrees and buried In concrete might keep the approach from being rammeVJ. something like the cowcatcher on a lo comotive. This bridge cost the taxpay ers a lot of money and the county au thorities should take measures to pro tect it. The writer has occasion to travel over the county road dally and noticed an other thing of Interest to the county authorities and automobilists, that is. a large amount of rubbish of one kind and another that Is dropped on the road. They are demolishing a brick house near Cyrus Jones's place, and hauling the bricks to town. The Mexican team sters are quite careless and I counted this mornipg 42 bricks beween this house and Evergreen cemetery. I quit counting at this point, but they are pretty well distributed up Alameda as far as Magoffin avenue. Whether they continued to fall off on this street I oannot say. a"s, since The Herald pub lished the report of the celebrated ge ologist who recently inspected the pet rified waves on Magoffin avenue. I have avoided that thoroughfare and come into town on Texas street, which is not quite so dangerous, as It only has a few such slides, gravel banks and arroyos, which can be avoided in the daytime. Observer. THE REDLIGHT QUESTION. Editor El Paso Herald: Again the question has arisen as to whether or not the restricted district of the city has been closed. The dis trict is not closed now. nor was (t en tirely closed at the time, a few days ago, when we all were rejoicing over the seeming triumph of decency over filth and vice. There was a period of three days when Broadway was at Its darkest, when Its sin and degenerates were not flaunted at every passerby, when the pure air was undefiled by the oaths J anu inscene wurus 01 us inmates: Din, and may we well hang our heads in shame, its licentiousness is again in evidence, the brazenne&s is at the same pitch as previously, and Broadway. El Paso's family skeleton, with liberty stalks again. The many and various "signs' that fill the windows along the street dem onstrate the resourcefulness hv the .lessees of the -various abodes within the district. While conniving to get around the laws, or hoping to side track the tide of public Indignation, they have tried to give Broadway the semblance of a business street It is a slur on every decent person In the city who follows, in decency, the vari ous trades .that are advertised along the "row." m Yes. old Utah street Ts again "Broad way." and just how long It will re main a blot is a question that, we trust, the present. body of grand jury men will decide for us. We await their verdict, and trust It mav be In our t- favor. A verdict that will restore 're spectability to Utah street, and at the same time make grateful the hearts of our women folk, protect our young men and show the world lust how we stand on that question In the cltv of. El Paso, A Young Man. A DALLAS MAN'S VIEW. Dallas. Tex., March 5. Editor El Paso Herald: A short time ago while reading one of your issues I came across a little item which amused me very much. It seems that a certain gentleman was trying to help you people to raise a hudeet. and becauo h rnt under vur j hide and he pinched and the very truth oi.nis assertions iiurt. you turned him down. Now we do not know a thing In the world about this pirso-i. hut wc do not know that he most assuredly told the truth. The fact of the matter is our town needs advertising n-ore than aftv town In this state. Whx. the people over In our section can not tell a ou win ther El Paso te In Texas or in Mt-xico. Th worst feature of your town is that it has fhe appearanee of an overgrown illaf e and is as awkward as an ;v i a ear old bov wonlil be in short pint-. I Youf rnerrhant- t. n-.t ac-om-n-lit ' .n.r and an a'! f - th m 1. i j if ydu put anj rt of a propo-iti-ir Useless Heroism A Short Story. POOR CERVIL! He had only one arm and nobody knew anything about the, accident which robbed him of, the other. His explanations had often been . contradictory, and- it was easy to see that he wanted to hide the truth. It must be admitted that he had his reasons. It happened three years ago. Cer vll was at that time very much In love. Her nam? was Solange: and she baa beautiful hands, a magnificent figure, golden hair and eyes as blue as the sky. In the hope of pleasing his loved one Cerril had from time to time, played the part of different characters, all very much in contrast with his own real character. He, who was at heart sentimental and melancholy, had pre tended to be jolly and lively, because she loved to laugh. For six mentr.s he had played this part, transforming himself into a veritable clown with the hope of winning her heart. Suddenly he discovered that she admired courage above all other manly- virtues, and es pecially eourane of the notorious kind. Now Cervll was anything but a hero. On the contrary he "was nervous and timid, afraid at times even of his own shadow. His timidity had pre vented him from taking part in any youthful sports and he had never had a fierht with any other boy. Boxing to -him was the most brutal of all sports. He would do anything In the world to avoid a auarrel. and as soon as there was the slightest sign of a dispute he unvarlably sneaked away. But the miracla happened! To please Solange, Cervll suddenly became brave. He took lessons In fencing, provoked quarrels whenever he had a chance, and In six weeks he fought three duels and escaped without as much as a scratch. . After that his reputation was made. He was known as a dare-devil, a fel low who was afraid of nothing, out to whom any danger had a strange charm. Some time later Cervll performed two more heroic feats. He stopped a runaway horse at the risk of hie own life, and saved three people at a fire. The newspapers were full of praise for him and one published his portrait. He received a medal for heroism. So lange said nothing, though he would rather hare had one word of praise from her lips than all the medals In the world. One night they were . walking to gether at the county fair and Solange stopped in front of a tent on which was written in flaming letters: "Marsouck and His Ferocious Fe lines." On the platform outside, a man was addressing the crowd: "Come on, come on, ladies and gents. You'll have to hurry if you don't want to miss seeing the" famous Marzouck with his tigers, panthers; leopards and his lion. Sultan, the terrible Sultan." "Let us go in," said Solange. He followed her submissively, anx ious to fulfil her slightest wish. The performance was almost over. The ter rible Sultan had jusf entered the cage where Mrouck was watting for it. Cervll looked at Solange. She was pale, strangely pale, and her eyes were fixed on the lion tamer with an expression of intense admiration, that he had never seen in them before. Sultan- performed many tricks with out the slightest sign of disobedience. "There is not a bit of spirit in that lion," said CerviL 'Tt is as tame as a doer." She smiled contemptuously and said: "I know you are. considered a brave man. but I doubt if you would care to enter that cage." He shrugged his soldiers. "Why don't you do It then,"she cried. "I dare you to do It" Cervll said nothing. He .was think ing. She had dared him. Well, he accepted. His resolution was made. He would enter the lion's cage. Two days later there was a great sign outside the show tent: "Tonight at 9 oclock! Extraordinary attraction! "An amateur whose name we are not permitted to make known: but whose Initials are M. P. d. will enter the terrible Sultan's cage, alone, armed only with a cane. Numerous, bets have been made." That night every seat was sold at double price. The tent was crowded. In front very near the cage, and close to Marzouck. who was extremely nervous. Solange was sitting. 'Suddenly there was a cry: "There he Is! It is he." Cervll entered, a little "pale, but smiling. He -was dressed In a light suit and carried a slender eane. A roar shook the tent It 'was a long time since Saltan had roared like that. Cervll grew visibly paler but still he smiled. The conviction that Solange could not help loving him after this proof of his courage, sus tained him. Standing motionless, he suddenly found himself lace to face with the king of beasts. Both looked long at each other, equally surprised. Evi dently Sultan Intended to be on his best behavior. He went closer to his visitor, rose on bis hind legs and placed his paw on Cervll's shoulder. Its weight bore him down. A crv of terror rent the air. but Sul tan did not move. The lion keot star ing at Its victim whose shoulder was bruised and bleeding. Looking steadily at the Hon Cervll arose, walked backwards towards the door, passed Into the next cage, and closed the door behind him. He was safe. "I was right" he said. "That Hon. is quite tame and harmless." But the words had hardly left his lips when he fainted. He was taken td the hospital, and a week later It proved necessary to amputate his left arm. .In the meantime Solange ran away with Marzouck. whom she later de serted for a boxing champion. up to them they want to see at least "two for one." James T. Hogan. A MIXED RELATIONSHIP. Editor El Paso Herald: In Pope county. Ark, a wan named Hodge married the daughter of a man named Herring. Herring then married the daughter of Hodge. Can you tell me the relation of tho children of the two families. Both families now have children. . W. A. Baker. (The children would be each other's uncles and aunts. Hodge, marrying Herring's daughter, becowos a sonlnlaw of Herring and the Hodge children become grandchildren of Barring. The children of Herring, natirally are the uncles' and aunts of the Hodge chil dren. The same logle- then applies to the Herring children, who are grandchildren of Hooge; M.r me , Hodge children are the "! i aunts of the Herring- cmmrwi. jan itor.) CAN T CUT LOOSE FIIOSfEL PASO. Portland. Oregon. March 4. Editor El Paso Herald: I r.-v,. lived in Portland two years now but nh.-n I do not get my El Pas Herald. T miss one good thing. For manj yiars I lived with you. I lik,j the good old town, and the flgh you are all putttnjrup for your rights, with the ii-anaiia y innen sabe bunch 1 have (in out a. little sketch from th- Oregon- in i -,arba'e can with the Hu i ta inl i l. F. A. Merrill. Office Fillingjs Hard Task For the 11,000 Presidential Appoint ments There Are 100,000 Applicants. Oy Frederic J. HasKln WASHINGTON. D. C, March 8. To the person who never has had to choose between a doza rival claimants in the filling of one posi tion, the claims of each urged by me.i who know how to beg. btseeco, ar. A even to demand, the task that confron s a president when he assumes office and sees l0,e applicants for ll.0C-i jobs may not appear so serious. But 't is a task that has almost resulted i.i the political undoing of some presi dents, has made enemies for others, and has ruffled the temper even cf such a placid chief magistrate as William McKJnley. It was a task that tore the Repub lican party asunder when Garfield be came president and received his "cuss ing out" at the bands of Conkling; a. task that made Innumerable enemies for Grover Cleveland; a task that dis gusted the younger Harrison and cau i him to become the -human icicle in of fice; a task that only Roosevelt couid approach with eqninamity, and that Taft escaped only because he started out to carry out "my policies." Many Office Seekers Thin ltar. President Wilson's reputed feeling that the best argument against an ap pointment generally speaking, is ma-ie by the act of the man seeking it. naa not as might be expected, deterred tli; office seekers. They have felt that that was one of those "white lies" tha: a man high in authority must tell to save his office from swarms of offi -3 seekers who try to win his favor. It might be estimated that there are ap proximately a million voters in the United States who are as willing is Barkis that their distinguished sei--vtces should be utilized by the Wils- n administration, and that 1 probablv under the fact rather than over '.lia mark. Certainly, there will be several hun dred thousand active candidates for ap pointment, and the majority of tn.e. will feel that if they could lay their cause directly before the preside t they would be sure to land the job th' y seek. They will, therefore, for several moons make miserable the lives of u.i 4e people around the white house. Diplomatic Appointments First. The president seldom decides -inv other appointments than those of iL -members of his cabinet before his in auguration. He waits to hear tl e claims of all who are put forward ' -the bigger berths in the department:: I and diplomatic services, and usual! waits until he has these decided dpon before he takes up, except in unusual cases, the postal, customs, internal revenue, and department of jus tier places in the field. Soate idea of how the task of the president has grown from McKinley to Wilson may be gath ered from the fact that while McKinley had only 4815 offices to fill with tha advice and consent of the senate, W.i son has 11.0. It will be seen that although the number of positions transferred to .he civil service between the inauguration of McKinley and that of Wilson goes far up into the thousands, the tremen dous growth of the service of Uncle Sam gives "Wilson nearly two and a half times as much, patronage as Mc Kinley bad. Burden on Cabinet ' Members, President Wilson will have several hundred appointments to make in the service in Washington. In the state department he will have three assist ant secretaries and a half dozen or more other prominent officials. Of course, he will be guided largely bv J the recommendations of the secretarv . of state in making them. A president very seioom goes over the heads of his chief advisers in making such ap pointments; unless the reasons are ex tremely urgent he defers almost en tirely to the selections and recommen dations of his cabinet officers. When there are such urgent consideraUoiis he will probably say something like this: "Mr. Secretary, it seems that we cannot Ignore the claims of Mr. So and So, and If you can see your way clear to appoint him, I shall be pleased." Of eourse, the secretary, when it comes down to that gladly, unless he has th-.-most urgent reasons, waives his own. choice in the matter. More usually .th president shifts the burden to the shoulders of bis cabinet L officers and refers the contending ap- folio the-position being sought is gici out Numerous Treasury Positions. Next to the post off fee department the largest list of presidential appoint ments, outside of the army and navy. Is to be found in the treasury depart ment Here are three assistant seco taties, and under them the supervisu.g architect; the director of the bureaa of engraving and printing; the ch.ef of the secret service: the general su -erintendent of Hie life saing seric-; the controler of the treasury, wao passes upon the legality of all mod y paid oat by the treasury; the registrar of the treasury, a job that nearly al ways goes to a negro; the auditors f the several departments; the treasurer of the United States; the controler of the currency; the commissioner of 11. ternal revenue; the director of 'he mint; and the surgeon general of the public health service. Such positions as these the president fills in all the departments in Washing ton. Outside of Washington he has th so0 post offices of the presidential class, the several hundred customs an 1 internal revenue officials, the 500 po sitions in the diplomatic and consul ir service, the several hundred Unit d States marshals and district atornejs. and the like. CongresHloaal Recommeadatlen. With the positions in the several states, including the marshalships. tne district attorneyships, the coltector shln, and the postmasterships. the procedure has been somewhat simpli fied, and certain positions are fill 1 upon the recommendations of senators and others upon the reccmmendatior.s of representatives. It is not probable that the policy of the Wilson adminis tration will depart radically from th.v. because, although it generally is re garded as a bad method, it seems to l--about the most satisfactory one ot devised for filling these places. With the largest list of presidential employes to appoint that ever baa con fronted any president and with the greatest number of hungry off 1 -a seekers on .record, it Is easy to im agine that, long before his battle witii them Is over. Mr. Wilson will wish th.-t every position In the government sti vice outside of the presidential chair itself were under the classified servici. ."WHO'S WHO" IN MEXICO. There is a man in Mexico Aud he is very blue. He wanted to get out abook, A Mexican "Who's Wsa" It kept him on the jump, it did. And also on the gness. For all the "Who's "Has Been" be came Ere he could go to press. It isn"t any wonder that His boolt was doomed to fall A "Who" today tomorrow would Be landed fast in jail. When all his "Who's Who's" were in proof It gae the man a pain. To tear it up and i.tart a list Of brand new "Who'..' airaia. To makt- the book most a curate That had been hi-, intent. He couldn't tell from day to day Who would be President Po he -it lit ira 'e up his work. Mi , on I , ,, t -t r' ;iit 1i .v 11: 1 - ' .--i t inor i.r r "WhV V. a -j 1 v . i ,i " N. w i ork rreri an.