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Superior exclusive features and complete news report ry Associated Press I cT'w k 260 Special Correspondents covering Arizona. New Mexico, west Texas. Mexico, wasn PubHshednbv-HCTaW1News'coIInc.: H. D. Slater (owner of 5 percent) President: J. C. "wflmarTh (owner of M percent) Manager: the remaining 55 percent VSJuTIf 13 stockholders who are as follows. ft L. Capell. H.S Stevens. J. A. Smith. J. J. MundV. Waters Davis. H. A. True. McGlennon estate. W. F. Payne. R. C Canby. G. A. Martin. Felix Martinez. A. L Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey. AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT MO GOOD CAUSE SHALL LACK A CHAMPIOW,' AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED. , H. D. Slater, Eiitor-ia-Clikf asd ceotrolliBg owner, has directed The Herald for IS Years; G. A. Martin is News Editor. EI PASO HERALD Editorial and Magazine Page Tuesday, March Twenty-fifth, 1913. Merit System vs. Stuffed Club FOR the merit system is the municipal civil service, including the police and fire departments this is eae thing the Citizens' ticket stands for, as con trasted to the policy of political reward and punishment, and personal favoritism and prejudice, exhibited toe often in the recent past in local administra tive affairs. Do yon remember how Ed Bryant was dismissed from the police force solely because he dared to ten the truth under oath on the witness stand? Do you remember how a man who was at the time under serious charges of election law violation was rewarded for his political service to the bosses by being given a job on the police force? Do you remember how policemen have been forced to serve their political masters, and how men have been dismissed for no other cause than that they hzd dared to vote according to their own judgment and conscience? Even firemen have not veen held exempt from this sort of despotism and persecution. The Citizens' ticket, if elected, would put an end to the political exploitation of city employes. Men who gave faithful, honest, competent service to the public in return for their wages and salaries would be protected in their independence and not treated as peons to the political masters. Men who -showed due regard for the requirements of their official oaths, and rendered- good service, would be advanced as opportunity might offer. City employes, including the police, would be made to feel that their good work was being observed and would be suitably recognized. Patrolmen would not have to inquire about the "friendship'' of this chronk law breaker or that promi nent redlight proprietor for some city or county official, preparatory to making arrests for flagrant violations of law. With the Citizens' ticket in office, thert would be a refreshing experience of fair play and impartiality in the administra tion of the public's business and in promoting the public welfare. As a necessary part of this program, there would be a firm policy in favor of clean elections. Any political organization that resorts to ballot corruption or) unfair count in order to win, advertises itself as corrupt and dishonest at the start, and every individual who does not repudiate such methods and lend his influence to correct them and to punish the guilty, becomes an active participant in one of the worst crimes in the code, a crime that lies at the basis of a whole calendar of crimes which are directly traceable to corruption of the ballot. The policy of "no favoritism" and the adoption of the merit system in city government would make for the greater safety of citizens and of their property. The Citizens' ticket, if elected, will stand pledged to this policy. The opposition cannot afford to adopt or follow such a policy for its existence as a political power is dependent apon the opposite course. Two weeks to election day. The result will depend chiefly upon the personal work, with individual voters, that may be done between now and April 8 by men and women who desire to see a new spirit introduced into El Paso's municipal affairs. Vote for somebody, and record your honest choice. The Modern Woman TOMORROW The Herald will begin a most interesting series of letters by F. J. Haskin, dealing with the activities of women in every department of life. The articles will discuss women's present sphere, women in the home, women as mistresses, women as servants, society women's problems, social freedom of American women, women as. wasters, women and marriage, women and clothes, women and wages, women in business, in the trades, in the learned pro fessions, on the farm, in the government employ; newer callings for women; women in religion, in economics, in education, in philanthropy; women's work for children- women and the social evil; women in politics, in public affairs;-women s status in American law; legislation desired by women; women and the census; women writers, women librarians, women in music and the drama, women painters and sculptors, women in science, women inventors; women in organization; and lastly the climax of the whole array of fact and opinion, "Votes For Women! No man or woman who makes the least pretence at keeping well informed upon current movements can afford to miss reading the entire series. The letters will be intensely interesting, timely, and authoritative; and they constitute the first general and comprehensive summary of the activities of "the modern woman. o Every candidate for office is always "for the people" before the election. Afterwards, most of them are looked upon as having been about as truthful as the man who promised each candidate to vote for him, o New Mexico is at peace; the legislature has adjourned. Arizona and Texas are not so fortunate. o If the Texas legislature can't agree on congressional districts, why not leave them as they are and continue to elect two congressmen at large, as we did lasi fall? It is sot a bad idea to have a congressman or two representing the whole state. . o Texas and Hew Mexico should rigidly enforce the laws against irrigators who allow water to ran from their farms into the roads. More bad roads have been caused by this carelessness than by any other cause. o Magoffin avenue is still so rough that it makes a person seasick to try to travel it. Several weeks ago it was announced that repairs would be made to the petrified waves, and a few laborers dug out some of the worst of it, but that was the extent of the repairs. o From the manner in which the peach, plum, pear and apple trees are blossom ing in the valley upper and lower there will be no dearth of fruit this year, un less we are unlucky enough to get a freeze; and there has been no freeze this late in the year for several years past. The bright colors and delightful perfume of the fruit blossoms were never more abundant than this year. o Tune up your motorcar and get out in the open. Spring is here. If you haven't a motor, hitch up the old horse or tune up your shoes and get out, but get out. Fill your lungs with the air and be thankful that you live where it is so pure and invigorating. Q Spring around El Paso is going o wear its most beautiful dress this year. The winter rains and snows have put such a season in the ground as has not been known for many a year and the wild flowers of the desert are peeping up every where. Nothing is prettier than the carpet of beauty covering these mesas and mountainsides in the summer time. El Pasoans have many delightful hours in store for them if they will only take advantage of them and get out with nature. Already the blossoms are coming out. In a few more weeks, with the frost danger mark past, they will all be abloom. c One disadvantage about the arrival of spring is the fact that it always .brings the outlandish spring neckwear and socks that some young men will persist In wearing. We can be thankful, however, that the riotous hatbands and noisy neg ligee shirts of a few years ago are not yet in style, however. o Gen. Huerta has made five rebel leaders brigadier generals in the' regular army. They will soon be sporting new uniforms as proHdly as a high school boy in his first turn-up trousers and college hat. ' El Paso is soon to have some more street car mileage, another indication of the growth of the city. Street car extensions are not made if there is not soma chance that they are going to be patronized. o The Poker Players' union ought to come forward now with an endorsement One-Sentence QX'AKBit MEDITATIONS. (Philadelphia Record.) Our friends are generally willing to t.-. k- our part, and theirs, too. The young man who shines in society Ian t the one who shines at the elbows. The wheel of fortune turns so fast fnr some men that it makes the rest of us dizzy. Customer "I want something for fWs " Drug Clerk "Why don't you gtt a dog?" Its when riches take unto them selves wings that they feather other pt ople's nests. Mime people think they are false to th. ir ideals if their worst suspicions d"n t come true. The social climber is naturally look ing for a family tree. Treat a man like a dog and he will naturally growl about it. If marriage doesn't take the conceit out of a man. nothing will. To say that a man drinks like a fish is to infer that he sticks to water. Love and kittens are born blind, but they soon have their eyes opened. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. (Chicago News.) The man who is really smart doesn't a r that way. Be sure you are right, then go ahead and ask your 'v.ife. Many a lean year girl after getting a look declined to leap. Absence of the long green has caused many a man to feel blue. The father of a new baby is soon con vinced that it :s a yell spring of joy. uii his wedding day a man should c: -. the lid on his past life and nail it Dt -insr courtship kissing may be i.iM. :v but afr- marriaee it is usu " -"-j. 'done. Philosophy GLOBE SIGHTS. (Atchison Globe.) Telling him to be brave won't cure a coward. No country seems to be any account for raising turkeys. There are so many things that can't be stopped with an injunction. A irfrt sometimes has auburn hair, but if a boy is inclined that way they call it red. , , Motoring is a healthy pastime; it is the sudden stops that cause the casual ty list. A man seldom cares enough lor ex penses to want to visit instead of going to a hotel. If there weren't so many of them, it might be a good idea to hire the agi tators to keep still. People on a branch line usually feel that the railroad company has & grudge against them. A congressman likes to spend his va cation at home among the plain people; he i.eedi their votes from time to time. RKFLBCTIONS OF A BACHELOR. (New York Press.) Next to taxes, wedding gKts seem t be the sorest trial. Engaged couples can become sane Eain by getting married. The good opinion a man has of bim selr never dies till he does. e get so used to appropriating other people's principles that we appropriate AiLlack of Principles, too. About one woman in ten million is so absent minded that she can't tell yo'ir wcat another woman has on. Mothins makes a man feel so un selfish as what hr would do for his family -with tvs money if he didn't need it tor bim&oJ FEDERALS KILL HT (Continued Irom page I. there is quite a supply of grain on hand. It is understood that some staple articles may be brought into the city from Xaco by freighters in the near future. Murder at Xaco. After Ojeda had left Naco for the south today, some of his cavalry re turned in the hope of finding the "Con stitutional' forces operating the town. In this they were disappointed, and the only result of the sally was the murder of M. S. Bautista and his son, Enrique, as they were standing in front of the Garita, directly opposite the -American custom house. Bautista was a federalist in deadly I iear oi tne JHaaenstas ana tne cause of his murder is supposed to have been a personal quarrel between Miranda, the cavalry commander, and Bautista, dating back several years. COLONLSTS FIND LITTLE RELIEF Conditions in Mormon Settlement In Mexico Still Bad One Hef usee Here Dies of Smallpox. Edson Porter has just got In from the Mormon colonies in Chihuahua, where he went to collect some money and look after the renting of their real estate. He says Salazar went in on a special train, accompanied by about a dozen of his faithful followers. The rest of his army was at Guzman, but were expected in the Casas Grandes valley within a few days. The federals were not dis posed to evacuate and they placed their cannons and prepared to make resist ance, but there was no fighting. Some of the Salazar soldiery are re ported to have said that Salazar has sworn vengeance on the Mormons and the Americans of that district because he says they have not treated him right in that they have told untruths about him and have misrepresented him and his cause to the world. Now that he is in power he proposes to make it felt. Mexicans are idle. Those who have no land of their own to cultivate are forced into the army or face starvation. There is no employment. Americans are out of the country and their coun trymen, who have heretofore employed many harvest hands, are this year em ploying very few. because they have no assurance of reaping their crops. Some of the Mexicans are very anx ious for the Americans to return and help in the development of the coun try, but most of them are happy in their listless, robbing, idle, plundering con dition. Kdgerton Lunt -went in yesterday, but all work has closed down, so he will only look around unless, as they hope, the Pearson company will soon reopen the shop and give employment to all old hands. John Hatche's children, in Colonia Juarez, have measles. Sunday services are being held both in Dublan and Juarez and the children go to Sunday school. In Dublan. the school house has been abandoned be cause the Mexican children have bro ken ail the glass from the windows, and services are held in the tithing office. Junius Payne, who has Just come out from Dublan, expects to go to confer ence. Mrs. Itiggs and her family of chil dren leave the isolation hospital today. Since the death of her husband, E. B. Riggs. none of the rest of the family . have been attacked with smallpox. They were an vaccinated as soon as it was definitely determined that Mr. Riggs had smallpox and the vaccination was pretty general in its working. Mrs. Riggs, especially, was quite Indisposed from the effects of a sore arm. There will be quite a number go from here to Salt Lake to attend con ference and be reunited with their fam ilies. FIGHTING REPORTED AT SANTA BARBARA Desperate fighting has been in progress on the streets of Santa Bar bara, a suburb of Parral. Chihuahua, since early yesterday morning, say di rect telegraphic advices received here today. The "Constitutionalists" are defend ing the tow nagainst attack of federal forces from Parral. MEXICO CITY PAPERS SEND CORRESPONDENTS TO SONORA Mexico City Spanish newspapers are beginning to sit erect and take notice of the Sonora revolution. Jose Rami rez de Agullar. correspondent for "In dependente. ' and E. Madrigal, of "El Pias," were here Monday en route to the scene of the fighting in Sonora. The correspondents say that the body of president Francisco Madero was buried in the cemetery at San Pedra de la Colonias, in Coahuila. MANY MADKRISTA REBELS IN VICINITY OF PARRAL Passengers from Parral on the Mex ican Central Monday night say t.iat there are 1600 Maderista rebels in the camps of Santa Barbara, 26 kilometers from Parral. and in the surrounding mining camps. These Maderlstas are composed of the former volunteer fed erals, and the discontented from that entire district. Rosamund Puddlngfoot If you should ask why Rosamund Eliza Puddingfoot was shunned, I'd say, Because she'd always cheat In every game, so she could beat Only a Goop would act that way And be dishonest in her play. Don't Be A Goop I 1 G O O. P S By GELETT BURGESS ABE MARTIN It seems like th' less a feller makes ! th' more his wife wants t' vear white in winter. Who remembers th' ole days when they used t' present a feller with a gold headed cane on th' slightest provocation? Antiques By GEORGE FITCH, Author of "At Good Old Slnah.' AN ANTIQUE is a relic of by-gone da3'S, which is loved for its price alone. An antique may be a piece of furniture or a statuette, or a piece of jewelry, or an old Louis XV bootjack. It may be handsome, 1 ut not necessarily. Three worm holes in an old chair are worth more than four new coats of varnish, and a teething ring used by Marie An toinette would sell for $100 per tooth mark, no matter how ugly it might be. Antiques are collected by people with plenty of money, and are highly prized by their owners, who place them in their parlors and try to live up to them as well as possible. Owina to the great increase in millionaires in the past few years, the demand for antiques has grown tremen dously, and enough real old Louis Quinze furniture is now sold each year to fit out all the ancient courts of France. This has made it necessary to increase the output of antiques to a marked de cree, and the industry is very flourishing at present. Some magnificent old early colonial high-bovs are being made in Michigan and New York. Brooklyn's "It may be handsome but not neces sarily." Jacobean furniture is noted for the ex quisite dirt crusting and worm holinjj. Improved methods have brought the cost in production of Watteau fans down SO percent, and the manufacture of 500 year old Oriental rugs in New Jersey is increasing by leaps and bounds. Thanks to modern enterprise, the pos session of antique is no longer limited to the antique families, and the com monest millionaires mav now go into Italy and buy a gold chased wanning pan used by the Medicis for 1000 times its original value. Etruscan tear jugs are becoming more plentiful each year, ami owing to the perlect system employed, the new-laid plutocrat can pick out nis early Italian painting at the faetory and have it aged and smoked, ready for deliv ery by parcel post in three days. Modem antiques are so much better than the original that the latter have almost been driven from the market, and can soon be bought at a bargain. Copy righted by George Matthew Adams. The Good Die Young By 'Walt Mason. Beside the road that leads to town the thistle thrives apace, and if you cut j the blamed thing down, two more will take its place. The sunflowers flourish in the heat that kills the growing oats; the weeds keep living when the wheat and corn have lost their goats. The roses wither in the glare that keeps the prune alive, the orchards fail of peach and pear while cheap persimnfons thrive. The good and useful men depart too soon on death's dark trip; they just have fairly made a start when they must up and skip. A little cold, a little heat will quickly kill them off; a little wetting of their feet, a little hacking cough; they're tender as the blushing rose of evanescent bloom; too quickly they turn up their toes and slumber in the tomb. And yet the world is full of scrubs who don't know how to die, a lot of picay unish dubs, who couldn't, if they'd try. Year after year, with idle chums, they hang around the place, until it last their age becomes a scandal and disgrace. And thus the men of useful deeds die off, while no-goods thrive; you cant' kill off the human weeds, nor keep the wheat alive. GOOD MORNING, LIFE. Good morning. Life and all Things glad and beautiful. My pockets nothing hold; But he that owns the gold. The sun. is my great friend His spending has no end. Kail to the morning sky. Which bright clouds measure high; Hail to you, birds whose throats Would number leaves by notes; Hail to you, shady bowers. And you, green fields of flowers. Hail to you. woman fair. That makes a show so rare In cloth as white as. milk Be it calico or silk; Gon.l morninsr. Lif and ail Th"iu.- i-lad and beautiful W. H D. Jk Spend Millions For Probe Government Experts "Will Devote Several Yearn to Ascertain Value of Railroads. By Frederic J. IlasKln WASHINGTON. I. C. March 25. Within 30 days the inter state c .amerce commission will begin preliminary work on the gigantic task imposed on it by what is popularly known as the Adamson act providing for the physical valua tion of railways. It will be the great est task of the kind ever attempted by any government. The work involves property more valuable in a broad sense than the Panama canal, and fully 30 times as valuable as the construc tion cost of the big ditch, besides bidding fair to equal the canal proj ect in importance to the nation. "Will Cent $0,000,000. The bill fathered by representative William C. Adamson, of Georgia, cha'r man of the house committee on inter state and foreign commerce, and pushed in the senate ny senator Rob ert M. La .Follette which Iwramo n ..law March 1 last, calls for the actual ann nnronnoi raiiiatinn rr a, ...... ..,.. of the railway, telephone and tele- grt-ph companies of this country. It will appraise property now estimated at fully $20,006,000,000, inasmuch as the railroads alone are held at $14, 000 - 800,000. The project will take from three to five years to complete arid will Itself cost the government about 53,000,000. The corporations, in cooperating with the government, will snend an equal sum, according to the estimate 1 or Jr'rank Trumbull, chairman pf the board of directors of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway company, chairman of the board of directors of the Mis souri, Kansas & Texas Railway com pany, and a director In the Union Pa- cifie TiailvRV rnmiunr nnl nlh, r-nr. n"1 " A " "m wniRni- xney will nnrafinnV companj and other cor- , go out on the e,,,,,, road and return S win !.. r- it i ' ln the morning. The teachers of the Theactk p fnetTrenvestiga- j hh , "" " cta??S tion under the interstate commerce ! 3rs- w- R Merchant on Monday en commlssion and stipulates that work i tertained the EI Paao Woman's club shall begin by May 1. Beginning with anl V" Rnth interbotham Geramlc a collection of such data as now is i club in a ,lno8t charming and artistic at hand, and a tentative outline cf i manner. About 40 women were enter procedure, the group of men at present ! iai"cd1 w,th " program. The preparing to carry out the law vill ! w"?, tSk ,MLonJih,5,p0,2m: form the nucleus of the most exten- Mrs: D" ?0.Wfe!uMrSiIl7l,i.Johnr Si5 sive investigating and research du- lf "a J1?,11 Mrs" Are" d run In th. Milnrtf f !.. im.M -Va only that, the army of engineers, ac countants, lawyers, experts, exam iners, writers advisers and clerks which will be recruited as the scope enlarges will make it one of the great est departments in the federal govern ment. First of all. the commission must face the manner of procedure. One plan suggested is the designation of one of the commission to direct the investigation. Should this 'be done tne duty probably will devolve upon com missioner, who once was a member of the Wisconsin industrial commission, which has made a complete appraisal of common carriers ln that state. Tiie other plan would be the appointment of a board composed of officials cr others selected by the commission. Value Property In Detail. In determining the actual value of every common carrier in the country, three great facts will be brought out. I. The value of each piece of prop erty owned and used by each and all of the railway, telephone and telegraph companies. This includes everything in defail. terminals, rights of way, land holdings, rolling stock, shops, etc. For the railways alone this means 250,000 miles to be inventoried, 2,225, 000 freight cars. CO.OOO locomotives anl millions of miscellaneous property. Will AHrertaIn Original Cost. 2. The original cost to date. This means the history of every common carrier concern in the United States, in itself a tremendous undertaking. The workers will have to go back as far as 70 years in some instances. Some historical data will never be ob tained owing to natural causes. The Baltimore 8c Ohio line lost valuable records in the great Baltimore fire and the same is true of the Southern Pa cific in the San Francisco disaster. This line of research was insisted upon by senator La Follette and others de-, spite the protests of the railways and the opinion of president Hadley of Yae university that the facts ad duced would not justify the money and time taken to ascertain them. Will Show Land Donations. This was deemed important, how ever, as it will lay bare the methods, not always the most honorable, era ployed in the organization and cod dling of the pioneer railroads, and for the first time will let the people know lust how manv millions or hil- j lions of their domain has gone to tne railroads ln the form of land grants, concessions, "aids," etc. On the other hand, it will show whatever benefits the government has derived by reci procity from the railroads In fulfilling their part of the agreement by which they were assisted. The stock manipu lations, in fact every financial act, in the history of every common carrier ! from one end of the country to the otner also win be revealed by the proposed historical delving. Reproduction nnd Depreciation. 3. The cost of reproduction new, j the cost of reproduction less deprecU- , uuii, ana an analysis oi me metno-JS by which these several costs are ob tained, and the reason for their dif ferences, if any. By the cost of re production new is meant exactly what the outloy would be if the lines now in operation had to te rjuilt all over ... - ------ i .v- - " " i again imray at tne prevailing scale of material, wages, land values, etc Depreciation will be considered not only from the standpoint of wear an! tear but will take into account ob- solescence, that is. good, workable ma- J chinery rendered suddenly archaic by new Inventions. Contingencies Elastic. Merely the skeleton of the task facing the interstate commerce com mission and its army of valuation ex perts impresses Its magnitude upon the mind. There must be investigated, tabulated and summarized such ele ments as rates, capitalization, earn ing power, commercial value, market value, cost accounts or book accounts of the carriers, cost of reproduction and original investment, engineering, franchises, discounts on slocks and bonds, adaptation and solidification of roadbed, unit prices, land values, .n tangible values, working capital, un earned increment, depreciation, gen eral expenditures and contingencies. This one clause of contingencies is momentous. Michigan officials esti mate 10 percent for contingencies, but the railroads consider it unjust. Wash ington allows five. Nebraska four, and many others two. Accepting 2 percent, this allows for a variation of $280. 000,000 alone in finding the total value of railroads now roughly estimated to be worth 114.009.000,009. The inter state commerce commission estimates the stock market valuation at S1S.000. 0O0.0O0. The railways now are paying J S116,00.0o in anuual taxes whereas 10 years ago they paid only $40,000. 000. AVIII Benefit Corporation. The Adamson act authorizes the commission or its employes to admin ister oaths, examine witnesses, take testimony and use r.ny other legal means that may setn necessary to bring out the desired information. Any carrier, recei er or trustee who re fuses to comjiU with the demands for i-fcrmation will be subject to a fin of $500 for each of feme, plus J500 for each day of th . tontin-jance of in offence. Howeei, the railways are not expected to antagonize the investi gation. They recognize the ultimate benefits of the probe to them anl seeral leading magna os al'-eadv 'i.o -nd.jr"V.l the utvl' rt.iKiny It is lik-l that thi rLsult wi!l ot r. mu h bettor J 14 Years Ago Today From The Herald This Date 1SOS. Conductor Pollock is again able to get out on his regular run. W. J. Barnes and W. B. Hunt left to day for Los Angeles. Millard Patterson went down to Marfa, Texas, this afternoon. Collector Moses Dillon went np the White Oaks line this morning on busi ness. Chas. Harvey, one of the managers of Hotel Alamogordo, went home this morning. F. M Evans went over the Santa Fe to San Diego, Cal., this morning to spend the summer. Maury Kemp went down to judge Karrs ranch, at Clint. Texas, on a hunt this afternoon. Al Lockwood has a position In the hotel at Alamogordo, and left this morning on the white Oaks. The April term of the district court begins Monday and a heavy docket awaits the attention of the court. Cards are out announcing the en gagement of Haymon Krupp, of this I ?.'t! .JI8S rannie mivermann, or i ew y" I The firm of Cooley and Prow, who have been doing a mercantile business I in Juarez, h-.ve removed their entire I business to Casas Grandes. j The whereabouts of Arthur Hughes, a i mining and cattle man. is stiH a mys- I tery. The foothills have been searched but nothing was feen of the missing man. ' Fewson Smith, chief engineers of the Sierra Mad re road, will complete final arrangements for the journey of the surveyors, and tile party will leave Juarez early tomorrow morning. The 10th grade of the high school '. ri"raiw .Demi. The city council met in regular ses sion last night at the county court room. The mayor announced that work on the cutoff was progressing rapidly, with about 45 teams at work. Maydell and McClintock notified the council of the completion of the police and fire department building and re commended that the balance due to con tractors Buchanan and Powers, amount ing to S1930, be paid. Alderman Scott presented a petition from Rev. G. M. DuBois. asking for a sewer extension to block 268, Campbell's addition. The preliminary trial of the two new ly purchased Weber gasoline engines by the city, each having a 10 horse power capacity, took place at the new city pump station, at the foot of second street, and was witnessed by the mayor, city engineer, three aldermen and W. a McCutcheon. of the firm of McCutch eon, Payne and company, agents for the Weber engine works. The experiment was a decided success. Among those present at the pnmphouse who evi denced satisfaction were: Mayor Ma goffin, coundlmen Badger, Burton and McDuffle and city engineer Wlra berly. understanding between the corpora tions and the public. The investiga tion will be very expensive to the roads and telephone and telegraph companies and at first may cause a certain depreciation owing to uncer tainty. Ceratnlslen's Act Is Final. The findings, when completed, will represent the conflicting opinions of the delvers and the companies as well as their cooperation; The law pro vides that when the valuation of a company is completed, and before final action is taken, notice must be given the carrier concerned, the attorney general of the United States, the gov ernor of any state in which the prop erty of the company concerned is lo cated, and to others who may seem entitled thereto. Thirty days is pro vided for protest to the interstate commerce commission. Its ultimate adjustment of the value will be final. Whlle this sweeping appraisal is de signed as a basis for accurate rate making by the Interstate commerce commission in the future, it also will serve as a taxing value in the sev eral states. What any property is worth for income or for sale it is worth for taxation. The actual value of every common carrier -within the borders of each state will be shown, which will be a great advantage to them. Comprehensive valuation has been made, or is being made only in the states of California. Kansas, Min nesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma. South Dakota. Washington and Wisconsin. Michigan and .New Jersey nave maae elaborate valuation in the last few years solely for taxation purposes. Ten other states have done more-or less, sometimes less, in ascertaining common carrier values. Tomorrow: The Modern Woman. AEG-UMENTS MADE IN CAEPENTEE CASE Tuesday morning at 9 oclock district attorney W. W. Bridgers opened the argument ior me state in me case against S. & Carpenter, who has been on trial in the 34th district court since March 17 on a charge of murder. Mr. Bridgers was followed by ludge T. A. Falvev for the defence. S. P. Weia- iger. also for the defence, followed judge Falvey. Victor Moore, assisting Mr. Bridgers in the prosecution, then made his argument. Judge P. F. Ed wards will close the defence's case. The closing argument on the part of the state will be made by Mr. Bridgers. It Is expected that the case will go to the jury late Tuesday afternoon. DEATHS AND BUEIALS ALBERT LOEWKNSTKIN. Albert Lowcnstein. age 33. one of the best known citizens of Ysleta. died Tuesday morning at i oclock. after an illness of two days, pneumonia being the cause of death. The funeral will be held from the home in Ysleta Wednesday afternoon at 2 oclock, and interment will be in the family cemetery there. Mr. Loewenstein was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Loewenotein. pioneers in Ysleta. He leaves a widow and two small girls. MRS. A LICK M. FROST. Mrs. Alice M. Frost, a native of Vir ginia. 43 rars of age. died at a local v .- tr , T t. CK.& t.-,i ! been in El Paso but nine days, having itmuiuii lursudy inunuuK. .-.m uiu nm, lir fr-Atn tir hrhmA zt Ai:cho. 1 N. M.. where she had been Ml for the past year. runerai services -ym uj. new at the chapel, 708 Norm auir.ica street. Wednesday morning. I MBS. JK.NMK LERXER. Mrs. Jennie Lerner. mother of E. P. and David Lerner. of El Paso, -lied in St. Louis. Mo.. Sunday, at the ago ..f 71 years. Both sons went to St Louis to attend the funeral. DR. KRIifiOMANN SAYS IIB IS ONLY ONE THAT 11 S ACCINE Washington. D. C. March 25. Re ports that charlatans in various sec tions of the country claiming to have some of the Dr. F. F. Friedmann's tuberculosis vaccine culture, were made kmwn to the public health serv ice today Hr Fri dm. inn aid thit no one in th: .ount" hil n i civt-c! anj of hib ldc : 1 1 1 iXL-pt tf ,jivrnm.ent Maybe Husband Fibs Some Tell Stenographer Wife Refuse to Go to Dinner With Hlmj What Doe AVIfe Sayf By Winifred. Black THE business man Is an awfully good fellow, so polite, so kind and so lonesome. He makes plenty of money, his plenty of time and likes cosy little luncheons and nice little dinners and a pretty little face across the table from him. And his '-f-2 won't go with bm che simpiy won't. Ke feels torn Li v about it he atks her and invites her, and begs her, and almost commands her to meet him downtown and lunch with him and iu i.xet him uptown and dint, .tith aXut and o go to the theater with him, -ir,d all she says is. "No, indeed'" Not een a thank you. sir, and the stenographer is so sorry for him she doesn't know what to do She has written to tell me all about it. "I'm no sentimental girl." says thf stenographer, "I've seen something life, and this man is the fourth one I've known who had just such a time with his wife. "They ve toll me ill about it and asked me to go with them. I usel to da it, but now I'm engaged and I cart, but I m sorry for this one, just t.ie same. Why will wiTes be so foolit,., so short-sighted? Can't jou give them some good advice?" How nice of you. you good stenog rapher, and how silly of the wives. 1'ie heard such a lot about those wives. I've been hearing about them for yea: t. Sometimes men tell me about them and sometimes the other woman tells me the woman who feels sorry for the men and goes out with them her self, just out of gentle pity. I wish I could see one of these wives myself, but I never have. Isn't it odi' I know hundreds and hundreds of married women, but Tve never heard one of them complain about her hus band teasing her life out to go places with him. Maybe they are sensitive about it and don't like to mention it All the wives I know who talk abou: their husbands at all say that the one fearful fight of their lives is to get husband to stir out of the house Theaters he hates, bridge he abomi nates; musicales. he'd rather go to the dentist's than be found dead at a rami cale. Lunch downtown, he's always too bhsy; dinner at a hotel, he hates the very thought of it, so noisy, so crowded, so bright and ?Iary. and so many silly women peacocking around in fine feathers, so many stupid men drinking fnd smoking right in his ver' face. He's tired of it; all the wants is home, peace, love, quiet and no big restaurant bills to pay and no waiter to tip. LABOE MEN ENDOESE JAMES EOE PLACE Some of the Labor Men Meet and Discass Local Politics Walker Denies Story in Times. Central Labor union, the central or ganization of the various trades unions in 1 Paso, held its regular meeting Monday night, disposed of the routine business of the Central union aad en dorsed A. 1L James, of the Bricklayers' unkm, for executive committee chairman of the Democratic organization. The meeting then adjourned and the maioritv of the delegates from the trade unions I went home. After the meeting adjourned a "rump" meeting was held in the labor hall to I discuss city politics, it is said. At this meeting there were 13 present and speeches were made by the 13 who at tended. This meeting went on record against the Citizens' ticket. Regarding the account of this meeting, published in the morning paper, Henry M. Walker, editor of Texas Union, said: I do not care to discuss the matter no more than, to say this: Since June, 1909. every time the 1 Paso Morning Times has ued my name and attempted to quote me in saying something, it has al ways belied the statement. " Tfe slander whose breath Sides on the posting winds and doth belie All comers of the world.' "The Times's representative invariably attempts to quote me without hearing or interviewing me. "In view of the fact that I have been engaged in union labor work practically all my life, I take it that the Morning Times is eontroled by interests different from those I have always endeavored to honestly represent.' An effort was made to pass a resolu tion at the regular meeting of the Cen tral body, endorsing the "'ring" ticket in. its entirety, but this was ruled out of order, the members say, because poli ties is barred from these council meet ings. The "rurao" meeting was them called, the members sav, and W. H. Brophy. aa electrical worker, was chosen chairman. At this meeting, which was held after the close of the regular meet ing, a resolution was passed to endorse "all of the regular Democrat"" candi dates who are triendly to organized la bor." This was a decided modification df the original resolution, which was in troduced in the regular meeting to en dnrse.the entire tkket,te union men who attended the after-meeting say. DBVOND TO BK SENT BACK TO HUNTSVILLE. Trank Devond. who about three years ago was convicted on a charge of burglary in Kl Paso, and sent to the penitentiary, -was brought to the city Tuesday from Albuquerque by deputy sheriff Gardiner, of Santa Fe. Devond escaped from the Texas pen itentiary four months ago and nothing was heard of him until he was ar rested at Albuquerque recently on a burglary charge. He was given a fiTe j ear sentence la Albuquerque, but the sentence was suspended when it was learned he was wanted in Texas. He will be returned to the penitentiary at HuntSTille. BILLET PIERCES PLATE GLASS LV PLCMBIXG OFFICE Business men may need bomb proofs 'hlch to d" their bookkeeping if the .- . .4 aiu uiv reign wi -?ia,i shooting continues in El Paso and across the river, they say. A large caliber bullet crashed through the south window of the Fraser Bros, plumbing office Mondav night and fell on the desk where A. J. Fraser had been working a short time before. The bul let came through the window on the second floor of the plumbing store on -North Oregon street, and smashed a pLitt glass window in transit. LOOK HOME IN MEXICO IS ROBBED OF STOVE AND AVINDOWS George Look received a letter from his son. George, who is at their ranch near Casas Grandes. Mexico, stating that the cook stoxe and all the doors and windows were taken out of their ranch house. FORMER GOEROR DEAD. Atlanta. Oa . March -'5 William G. NiTturn. former governor oi Georgia, oied at his home here today. He is sur vived by a widow and his one daughter. James Tlambleton. brotherinlaw of T'ln Uisuiraii of -he Mt tican cal 1 iet. I. Tp. . .1 - .mi I'.i-r.il 'his cTtn- ' .s I ia : i in i is. -El rajso.