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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.
H. D. Slater, Eiitor-ia-Clikf asd ceotrolliBg owner, has directed The Herald for IS Years;
G. A. Martin is News Editor.
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
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.
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,
New Mexico is at peace; the legislature has adjourned. Arizona and Texas
are not so fortunate.
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
. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Poker Players' union ought to come forward now with an endorsement
(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.
(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.
(Atchison Globe.)
Telling him to be brave won't cure a
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.
(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
(Continued Irom page I.
there is quite a supply of grain on
It is understood that some staple
articles may be brought into the city
from Xaco by freighters in the near
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.
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
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
The "Constitutionalists" are defend
ing the tow nagainst attack of federal
forces from Parral.
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.
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
G O O. P S
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
Author of "At Good Old Slnah.'
AN ANTIQUE is a relic of by-gone
da3'S, which is loved for its price
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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