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Martini ?3SllStaeAu Sbarpe, and John P. Rmy. EL PASO HERALD Editorial and Magazine Page AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL LACK A CHAMPION, AKD THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED. H. D. Stater, Edttor-ii-Csief and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 15 Years; G. A. MartiH is News Editor. Wednesday, May Seventh, 1313. Secretary Lane SO FAR the rtdamatWK service has sot suffered any very serious stack as a. result of the disdeeures before the water Beers' conference at "Washington. Much has been brought out in the way of minor criticism, bat so far as appears from the dispatches there has beea nothing adduced to show any startling departures from the lines of faithful public service. In managing a business Kke this, involving the investment of some $80,000,000 of other people's money, and direct dealings with thousands of different people each with his own pet particular deep rooted notions, it would be a miracle if everything should always go smoothly as a pussycat walking en plush. The gov ernment irrigation projects in many instances are inaugurated in districts where irrigation has been carried on before, but tinder loose laws and rales or none at aU. In the government work it becomes necessary to have everything a matter of record and contract, nothing is takes for granted, the maximum efficiency is sought, all construction work is put in for eternity, economic use of water is made compulsory, and in numerous ways there Must ariee conflict between the old methods and the new, between "taking for granted'' and carefully organized system. A lot of the criticism that has arisen against the reclamation service is the) result of deliberate stirring up of HI feeling by some interested persons, or more often the result of ignorance of the real conditions and lack of acquaintance with the men who are .directing the work and their methods and ideas. Nothing will go further to reduce the friction and increase efficient cooperation between beneficiaries of the various projects and the government officials charged with construction, maintenance, and operation, than will better acquaintance and per sonal understanding between the secretary of the interior, the officials of the service, the government mem directly en the projects, and the individual watei users and their officers. Secretary Lane's whole attitude in regard to this matter since the conference met at Washington has been most commendable. He fully realises that there may be honest and legitimate differences of judgment, that there may be many just grievances, that there may be some unjust criticisms that, can best be met by having all the facts brought out, and that the beet interests of the public gen erally, as well as of the individuals directly concerned, are best te be served by the fullest possible hearings and discussions. In the coarse of the hearing secretary Lane gave voice to one bit of homely philosophy that deserves to become a classic in reclamation literature. Said he, "The state of mind is as important as the state of the soil." And the caerus of Aniens may be heard echoing yet. The secretary urged everybody to tell "not only the truth, bat the whole truth," and he gave his personal promise that any man who spoke Ms mind at the conference with absolute frankness regardless of whom his remarks might happen to hit, would be protected against any invasion of his interests by way of re buke or retaliation. The conference was originally limited as to duration, but the secretary early saw that the work outfitted could not be adequately handled in the time allowed, and he said the time limit would be removed and the conferences would continue until everybody had been heard. Very frankly, secretary Lane announced, that the chief purpose of the con ference was to educate himself. He had heard bitter critkiaas of the reclamation service both before and after assuming office, and he wanted to know the very inwardness of it all so that he might act intelligently on the various questions as they should come up. So far almost all the criticism has been directed against admlnistratien el the projects and completed units, rather than, upon questions of construction or of construction cost. This is most natural inasmuch as the most intimate con tact or conflict with other men, ether minds, and other interests begins at tha point of actually furnishing water to the soiL The construction work is technical and admits of little interference or criticism by the layman. But every irrigator and land owner naturally thinks he knows more about practical nse of water on the soil than the technical man of the service knows, and it is over the rules and restrictions and charges of the service governing the actual distribution of water that most of the disputes arise. The secretary has already takes steps to remedy a condition which undoubtedly has involved considerable just criticism of the reclamation service; he will widen the scope of choice of administrative officers of completed projects and units, and will try to place men in charge of completed projects and units who can work in harmony with the local water users and adapt themselves to local conditions asd local convenience and desire, so far as may be possible without sacrificing essential principles. On the whole, the Washington conference will certainly be productive of good. And if it should appear necessary te the secretary to make any radical changea in men or methods, at least it will net be charged that he acted without dus investigation or eoneideratioB. Secretary Lane has shown himself so far te be a man of fair impulse and sincere desire to de the right thing after careful search for the truth. 8 Critical Time For New Mexico Roads DO THE PEOPLE of the Rip Grande vattey, Las Cruces, El Paso, Deming, Silver City, Lordsburg, Bisbee, Douglas, the Gila valley, and Phoenix realise what a hard jolt this end of the country received at tie Old Trails convention u Kansas City last week, when the convention, packed by delegates from the proposed route west of Albuquerque, by a majority of one vote took the route of the Old Trails association away from the Albsqueflque-El Paso-Deming route and turned it west of Albuquerque? The biggest good roads convention ever held in New Mexico convenes at Albuquerque on Thursday and Friday of this week, May 8 and 9. Thursday is the state good roads convention, and Friday is the convention of road beard members and county comsaissioners, called by the governor. Hew Mexico has sever had a good roads convention of anything like the importance of this. There may be a move to urge at this convention the expenditure of the first proceeds from the $60000 state bond issue upon the Albuquerque-Gallup read, and so cinch the transcontinental route along that line. If this succeeds, it will be something that the southern part of the state will have cause to regret It is very important that the southern end of the state wake up to the need of a big representation at the Albuquerque convention. The present is a critical time, approaching' the period when the state road bond money will be available; and the policies governing its expenditure decided upon. The interests of southern New Mexico and. of XI Paso in these road matters are identical. One-Sentence GLOBE SIGHTS. (Atchison Globe.) Whisky is a great little lubricant If you happen to be going down hilL If government jobs were as hard to hold as they are to get, taxes might be reduced. Neither would there be so much ob jection to graft if there were enough to go around. The apprentice who feels he ought to be the foreman seldom lasts long enough to get that job. While the elaborate refreshments make a hit with the ladles, a man wants something to eat Speaking of perseverance: A man sel dom quits smoking, but he also seldom quits trying to quit By the time a true American accu mulates money enonugh. his daughters have begun to invest it in foreign ti tles. Still, if a man had the appetite he possessed as a boy he would be more likely to eat too much and develop an ingrown liver. j JOURNAL ENTRIES. (Topeka Journal.) Some couples act like thev got mar ried merely for the purpose of getting divorces Saying something and meaning !t are also diBtiiKtH different propositions In the drama of life, the happ end ings are rot as numerous as those pre sented on the stage. Am number or people are not as ropul.i'- with their acquaintances as f-pv think thev are "ar - bo.d luck also has certP.'n 1 iir.t tii.er feliuw. Goes To School Philosophy QUAKER MEDITATIONS. (Philadelphia Record.) The only absolutely sure things of life are that we are born and that we die. It's when a man Is dead In earnest that he is most apt to be alive to his opportunities. There are times when we must all choose between telling the truth and being popular. You can always flatter a man by asking his advice, but you don't have to act upon It Any man can tell you what he would do if he were In your place, only he probably wouldn't A girl will sometimes select a hus band with less thought than she will give to selecting a hat The trouble with the average man is that he wants his club to be home like and his home to be clublike. POINTED PARAGRVPHS. (Chicago News.) The man of few words 1 usually married. When a fellow owns a smart dog he does a lot of barking. Being a fast young man enables one to run through a fortune in record time. Talking about it later is the bait that lures many a woman into having a good time. The most expensive thing in the world is getting even and it Is hardly ever -worth the price. And a woman can put up a harrier fight with her tongue and her tears than a man can with his fists If a woman - rredi is good at a de pjr'"ifi'I r, . tdQ ke Jep..n(jea: ui oi to 1 U V ' S Advice To the Lovelorn By Beatrice Fairfax. wnr GIVE YOURSKLF PAIN? Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young man of 23, and deeply In love with a young girl of 18. She does not reciprocate, but gives her love to another young man who is the same jure a herself. Should I give her a ! declaration of my ,OT14kea A declaration would only pain you and distress her, so why make It? If you are not, sure she loves the other man. why. that's a dif firent story. BREAK THE ENGAGEMENT. Dear Miss Fairfax: I am IS and have been keeping com pany with a young man of 2S, and am engaged to htm. Now, I have found a great deal of faults in him. He is too lazy to work. I love him very much and now, since I have seen his ways, my love has turned from him. Kindly advise me what to do. as I am a young girl. Anxious. It would be suicidal to marry a lazy man. and, moreover, you no longer love him. i Of course you want to live: every one d-F. but don't imagine this -young man hclds your life and happiness in his bands. You will live without htm and be happier. DRIFTING TIHAT WAY. Dear Miss Fairfax: ' I met a young man a year and a half ago. Since then I have met many n-ore. but I care for none but him. He is 10 1-2 years my senior. He has written to me and his letters are nice and polite. I see him sometimes six times a day, but mostly twice. When ever be is away I like him just the same. He always speaks to me and wtniB glad to see me. He said he liked me and speaks well of me wherever he goes? Bvery one likes him. Do you think he cares' for me and that I love him? . Inquisitive. Hff likes you: you like him. If your frierdship is drifting into love, don't hasten it. And don't pusaie your neaa over your feeling for each other. That will aevelop in due time. MAKE HIM TROVE IT. Dear Miss Fairfax: I am engaged to a young woman 19 years old and would do anything she would ask of me. But since Christtnas her parents have objected to my keep iu? company with her, all on account of a boy who told a falsehood to hurt us. I love the girl and my love is re turned by her. what must I do? Steal her. oz go ask for her and get refused? J. P. W. T. You must not rest under a false ac cusation, no matter what the result- Prove the young man is false. That must come first with you. Then the rest will be easy. GO ASD TELL HER. Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young man of 21, deeply In love with a young woman of 13. I am a hard working man and have a good position in a bank, and think myself capable of supporting her. I have been going with her for three years, and we have always agreed on everything. I recently wrote her and proposed to her, but on receiving an answer to thU letter, she stated that she had mis placed my note, but that she had a faint recollection of my having asked her an important question, and for me to ask it again in my next letter. What would be your advice in this matter. m. W. G. She is "just jollying you. Perhaps she didn't like the tone! or style of your proposal and wants you to make it over. Surely, the only thing to do is to ask her again put it squarely up to her and let her answer you. Why write her a proposal? . You say you have been going with her for three years, so she evidently lives in your town. If so, of all the colossal stupidity I ever heard of. your note of proposal is it If you haven't the nerve to go to her and ask her to marry her, you will be a poor sort of an excuse for a husband and the girl probably realises this. Brace up, go to her and tell her you love her and want ber to marry you. Be a man. STICK TO THE GIRL. Dear Miss Fairfax: Some time ago I met a girl who was keeping company with my chum, who was called away from her, and while away he told me that I could call on her once in a -while. This I did. and fell a victim to her charms. I won her love and lost my chum's friendship. This girl has shown that her love for me is strong, and what I want to know Is, what am I to do? Here is a little proposal that I made to her: I would go away from her. and then she could forget me, win back "her first lover and be nappy with him. Her answer was that she did not want me to go, as she loved no one but me. Henry. Yon love each other. That fact stands out paramount to all claims of the other man on her love or on your friendship. I am sorry for him. but his need of sympathy would be greater If she mar ried him while loving you. YOU ARE TOO YOUNG. Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young man. IS years of ace. and am desperately in love with a girl 9 years of age. She has the most beau tiful eyes and hair, and ruby red lips, and a style that can't be beat I don't know whether she loves me or not; I haven't asked her yet I can't get up enough courage to ask her. Tell me how I must begin. I think she likes me, for one of my friends told me that she speaks well of me. Jacob. I will not tell you how to begin, for the reason that you are too young. The girl is 11 years your senior and when you are old enough to love with reason you will look back and lauarh at the value yon are now placing on her good looks. RESPECT HKR AVISHBS. Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been going with a girl for six months and have been engaged to her for about a month and a half, and when we go out evenings I have, many times, offered to assist her in putting on her gloves and she seems to take offence at this. I have never acted as though I meant it as a caress, but only ae as sistance. Who Is right she or IT A True Lover. The girl is right She needs no as assistance in putting on her gloves. Save all that excess gallantry for the time when she will really need your help, after you are married. KEFUSES PERMIT TO PIERCE OIL CONCERN Austin, Tex.. May 7. The attorney general's department has given out an opinion to the secretary of state In which the attorney general holds against granting a permit or charter to the successors of the Waters-Pierce Oil company to do business in Texas. The attorneys for the Pierce interests a short time age filed preliminary papers in the state department for a permit and - the secretary of state re ferred the matter to the attorney gen eral, and that official decided against granting the permit The corporation was the Pierce Oil corporation. Tho opinion of the attorney general is based on the ouster suit of the Waters Pierce Oil company. DENVER FOLIUKMAN CHARGED WITH ROBBING A SALOON Denver, Colo., May 7. Patrolman Thomas Campbell, of the Denver police department was arrested -by orders of chief of police O'Neill and charged with having robbed a saloon in North Den ver, on the night of Sunday April 27 With him when arrested were Fran cisco fpronf and 1 -.ic-T.aushMn VII t' rpr w i t lacfffl h t'i irosrietor "f tht saiutn. L.ph lira. ABE MARTIN r In the spring th' young man's fancy lightly turns t' thoughts o' love while his father carries th' ashes out o' th' cellar. Th' wall paper season marks th' first bitter experience o' th' flat dweller. Telegraph Operators By GEORGE FITCH. Author of "At Good Old SIrrmh." A TELEGRAPH operator is a man with a little, flexible wrist, and an enormous capacity for going without sleep. Most telegraph operators are employed by railroads. Their duties are to sml and receive messages, sell tickets, make out reports in carload lots, set out semaphore lights, hustle baggage, deliver express and keep the railroad property in a neat and orderly condition. After a telegraph operator has done these things a few years, he knows more about the railroad than the president, and has to be promoted in order that the company may make use of his knowledge. Most railroad officials were once telegraph operators. There are two kinds of operators day operators and night operators. The latter work all night and play ball all day. A night operator can get along without sleep at aU, except what little he is able to snatch in the depot while the train dispatcher, a hundred miles away, is trying to wake him up. The telegraph operator in a small sta tion leads a carefree and romantic life, "While seventeen passengers are pmnd isg frantically at the ticket window." communing over the wires with the whole railroad system,: and calling for help when bound ami gagged by train robbers, by pounding his telegraph key with his ear. The small town telegraph operator is the biggest hero in town to the small boy, except the man who plays the cornet in the band and can always get most of the work around the station done free of charge by boys who hope to be able some day to receive long mes sages with an important air, while 17 passengers are pounding frantically at the ticket window. If the operator becomes very skilful, he gets good wages, and goes to the big telegraph offices, where he leads a life of toil. If he remains a plug -in a small station, he gradually learns the other branches" of railroading, and becomes station agent or superintendent. It is the ambition of every telegraph operator to so rise that1 he may some day be able to look down upon a train dis patcher and tell him to go to have a ride in his new automobile. (Copyrighted by George Matthew Adams). Busy Days By Walt Mason. Throughout the land th.e cheerful grangers are planting corn or sowing seeds, or heading off the pesky dangers that come from amplitude of weeds. The gleaming plowshare splits the prairie, the harrow drags its length along;, the hired man lilts a folksong merry, and listens for the dinner gong. Oh, every thinking man indorses the-horny-handed son of toil who deftly prods his mules or horses and leaves his trade mark on the soil. In town we're trading, selling, buying, producing noth ing as we go, the while the husbandman is trying to make his corn and raters grow. In town we do a lot of talking of things that don't amount to' shucks, and while we keep the welkin rocking, the farmer's raising hens and ducks. The grand old granger still produces the things that make the whole world fat, the hogs, the turkeys and the gooses there is no nobler job than that! While statesmen raise their useless shindy, while speculators blow their horn, while jawsmiths wend their .pathway windy, the farmer's raising wheat and corn. So let us watch the earnest tiller pursue his mules across the flats; he is our bul wark and our pillar to him we should take off our hats. Copyright, 1913, by George Matthew Adams. WOINDED MAX IDENTIFIED S MISSOURI TRAIN' ROBBER Kansas City. Mo., May 7. A wounded man arrested in a grading camp near Birmingham. Mo., was identified posi- j tlvely as the train robber who on Thursday night last held up a Kansas Oit Snuihoir tiain and "ft oundfd Jesse M ."-hrt a Jordin Mo miner from l w 1" "i i ... iu' 1 ;l"yu. IuenuficdUon Mjs i.u(i tw W- In the Street Car' A Short Story. I WAS very much surprised to see my friend, Victor Launer, strolling along the Avenue de Bois Boulogne. "What!" I exclaimed. "You here in Paris yet! And I believed you were in Saigon! You said that a big con tractor. Lambin or Lambeau " "No Lambon Frederic Lambon " "Well, we wil call him that then. I thought he had promised you a splen did job. Was that a fib, then?" "No, I was to go, everything was settled, but something happened and I am still in Paris, but you may imagine how it annoys me." Launer walked at my side with bowed head for a while then he went on: "Yes, X was dreadfully annoyed. Here I had found a position where I should be able to prove what I can do, how energetic and aetive I am, and, besides, I love traveling. And I was to get away from Paris nd my eternal quarrels with Clothllde." "But I thought you had broken off the engagement" "No. Bhe would not let me go. But once in Saigon I should have been able to get rid of her." "But what happened?" "One day I rode in a street car, when I ought not have done so . That is all." "How do you mean?" "Well, you see. our life is made up of a chain of accidents," Launer ex plained. "Sometimes fortune smiles, while at other times you have nothing but bad luck. That day I was particu larly unlucky." - I asked my friend to sit down In front of a cafe and tell me the whole story. "At Passy I had taken the ear for Place de I'Opera." he began. "The my seat in a car to anybody. I know how the weather affects our feelings. I felt young and happy, because every thing promised so well for my future. That day I was to dine with my dear old friend, Mme. Cousinet, together with Frederic Lambon. He did not know me yet but he had heard of 4he work I had done and had Been told that I would make a splendid assistant to him. The introduction at dinner was a mere formality. After the dessert I was to sigh a contract and the condi tions were splendid. "I intended to make a few purchasee before dinner and I was in the very best humor when I entered the car, sat down in a corner and made it as com fortable as possible. Gradually mire people entered and soon the car was quite fulL "A young woman entered and, as she .found no seat, she went outside on the platform among a number of other passengers. "I did not think much of it and It 1 one of my principles never to give up my seat in a car toanybody. I know there are men who give up fheir seats to old women, while others get up only for those who are young and pretty. I do nothing of the kind, but simply keep the seat for which I have paid. "So I continued reading my paper and paid no attention to some half loud remarks from my neighbor on the left He was an old wrinkled man. with a thin white beard, a big nose and dark eyes and looked like a mad parrot He was thin and very stylishly dresseU. "He appeared to be quite furious, looked at me with eyes that shot fire and said: " Well. as the young men do not seem to know what a simple politeness means " "I saw him get ap and walk outside, where he took off his hat to the young woman and offered her his seat At the same time a stout woman opposite began to stare at me In the most in- aiiltine- manner and I was just about te open my mouth to let her have a pieee of my mind, when the young woman came and sat down next to me. "You can't Imagine how beautiful she was. I forgot everything to look at her, ray paper, the angry old man and the fat woman opposite. "The young woman looked at me as if to say: "It was really not nice of you not to give up your seat Why did you leare 4 hat act of politeness to the old man on the platform. Don't you like me at all?" "This was too murh for me. I turned towards her and said: "At last fortune favors me and I am happy at ray little ruse.' "She stared at me with big surprised eyes. "What ruse? Why did fortune favor you?" "Because it gave me a chance to sit next to you. For yea must admit that if I had given up my seat to you, yoa would have been sitting here now and I would have been standing on the platform.' "'I am sure the old man never thought of that and it is rather a mean way of thanking him for his courtesy.' "'But you must admit that my way of being polite is the more practical, as I have now got an opportunity of telling you how charming you look. "Well, you are smart' "I am glad you think so, but when I ask you to take tea with me. I am sure you will answer, that you cannot do that " 'Are you quite sure, that will be my answer.' "You are Parisian enough to imagine the rest of our conversation. Germalne. for her name was Germalne; promised to take tea wKh me and we got out in front of Printemps. As we passed by the old man. I could not help whisper ing Into his ear: Thank you very much old boy.' And as I helped Germalne 'of t the car she said loud enough for hire to hear: 'Now we are going to have a real jolly time.' "Oh now. I understand." I interrupt ed. "Germalne made you forget all about your appointment and you did iot go to the dinner. , "No. you are mistaken. Germalne went with me to a cafe, where we had tea, but she soon had1 to leave and at 7 oclock sharp I made my solemn en trance Into Mme. Cousinet's salra. Frederic Lambon was there already and I was horrified to recognize In him the old man In the car. I don't suppose it is necessary to tell what happened later." MEXICAN COMMENT (From the Mexican Herald.) A good many thought general Huerta was slow getting started in the Chi huahua campaign last year. When he was ready, however, nothing in front stopped his march to the Rio Grande. Evidently he is making the same care ful preparations in Coahuila, Sonora and Horeloe. "What do you think we ought to do?" writes a young Mexican of the Four Hundred. Well, we are just unreason able or unfeeling enough to think that a few thousand of the yoang fellows who stand on San Francisco street drive automobiles on the Paeeo and fill the clubs, ought to take guns in their hands and go out and fight to save their country from ruin and, disintegra tion. A border editor has been unkini enough to write a whole piece under the title: "Chaos has been restored in Mexico." The United States is losing an op portunity to be Mexico's best friend that may not come again for many years. Well. Chihuahua was good quite a while for Chihuahua, anyhow. Improvement note: Colonel Oroseo hasn't been killed for several days. Metico is trsing her best to make the foreigners that laid their golden fire-- in Mexico believe they were gtosa Art Is Aided By Federation Cities Are Benefited by Traveling Exhibits of. the American w4rntIeR ef Art. By Frederic J. HasKln- 7-tASHINGTON, D. C. May 7. w The American easrw Art which will hold, its fourth annual convention in Washington on May 14 and 15. has during its brief existence accomplished much In the development of public "? rf garding the art ideals of this nation, as an organization It Is broad in its scope, including many B,f"e,rJ"5r regarded as practical rather than ar tistic, but the Codontlon shows how these two qualities should be com bined. , Encourages Art Endeavor. . Its stated objects are "To unite in jcloeer fellowship all those who are striving for the development of art In America, either through produc tion or the cultivation of appreciation, to encourage and foster endeavor; to prevent duplication as far as possible, and to furnish a channel through which public opinion, instrumental in securing better legislation, may find expression." To accomplish these od jects it sends out traveling exhibitions, circulates illustrated lectures, main tains a bureau of information in the national capital upon all art subjects, holds an annual convention and pub lishes "Art and Progress," an illus trated magazine devoted entirely to the development of art sentiment in this country. No Salaries for Officers. In a sense, the Federation of Art is a philanthropic organization, since it is supported by the annual dues of its 17S chapters which are supplemented at times of special need hy the contri butions and subscriptions of private individuals. The officers who repre sent the leading artists of the nation, are unsalaried, but give of their time and service lor the love of art All the receipts are expended directly to promote and increase the diffusion of knowledge and appreciation of true art in whatever form it may be found. Traveling Art Exhibits. One of the most direct efforts el the federation, and one which has given pleasure- and profit to thousands of people each year, is the establishment of traveling art exhibits which have visited many towns remote from the art centers and thus given to the peo ple an opportunity to see fine art which otherwise could not have come to them. Twenty of these exhibitions have been in circulation this year, includ ing demonstrations of a number of forms of art Two collections of fine oil paintings were sent upon north western and southern circuits. Two water color exhibits each of which contained pictures by artists of rec ognized standing, were almost equally popular because of the recent increased Interest in water color work. The pic tures in all these exhibits were suit ably framed and their advent to any town was a matter of general inter est Architectural Designs. Another exhibit consisted of archi tectural designs of many different kinds of buildings. This was furnished to the federation through the cour tesy of the Architect's league of New York. The designs are calculated to be especially helpful to those towns which are considering tne erection of new public buildings. Through the co operation of the Society of American Illustrators, a collection of over 20 original drawings selected from the works of the leading American illus trators also has been arranged for ex hibition. Through the agency of the federation this exhibit of illustrative art reached thousands of people 'during tne past six months. Maral Faintlns. A collection of photographs showing the leading mural paintings in the country accompanied by a number or prints showing the coloring of the de signs has given pleasure to those in terested In mural art in many towns where little If any of it was to be found. The Library of congress co operates with the Federation of Art by providing a collection of mezzo tint engravings of the great English portrait painters. Tht exhibit has been especially popular with college towns. An exhibit comprising specimens of the art work done in the public schools, selected from 20 states, has been ar ranged with much consideration in the belief that it will be of great practi cal value in developing the school art work in towns remote from the art centers Promote Hand Ciaft As che feneration is anxieup to pro mote interest m all kind-i cf hand craft, an exhibit has been provided which includes over 300 specimens or arts and craft work? Among these are pieces of wood carving, basketry, metal work, handmade jewelry and textile weaving. This exhibition also includes designs for articles of various kinds made by students in Pratt Institute, New York; the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art, the Pennsylvania Acad emy of Fine Arts, the Rhode Island School of Designs, and several other well known art schools. These exhibitions have circulated among nearly 50 towns. Including New Orleans. Savannah, Atlanta, Memphis. Nashville, Austin, Fort Worth. Hous ton and San Antonio upon the south ern route; Denver, Colorado Springs, Omaha. Kansas City, Lincoln. Milwau kee, Cincinnati. Dayton, Ann Arbor. Saginaw. Minneapolis, St Paul and Lawrence among the western towns, and Rochester, Syracuse, Waterbory, New Bedford. Wilkesbarre and Pitta burg among the towns or the eastern curcuit Some of these towns had only one of the exhibitions during the sea. son and others bad several. It la ex pected that the circuits will Include many, new towns this year as the knowledge becomes better circulated that the exhibitions are provided by the- American Federation of Art anu may be enjoyed by the people of any town without cost other than provid ing a hall or room for exhibiting them. Federal Art Cemmktslen. The long talked of federal art com mission waa authorized by congress chiefly through the influence of the Federation of Art so that now, for the first time in its history, the nation is giving recognition to the importance of developing a true, artistic sense as a characteristic of its people This commission consists of seven members, including architects, painters and sculp tors who are appointed by the presi dent of the United States. They serve for a term of four years without pay. The advice of this commission is called for regarding the purchase of art ob jects and the erection of buildings and memorials by the United States gov ernment The membership now in cludes Daniel Chester French, chair man. F. L. Olmsted, Thomas Hastings, Edwin H. Blashfield, Case Gilbert. Charles Moore and B. S.- Anderson. There have been two deaths since the commission was appointed by president Taft. that of Francis D. Millet, who was lost in the Titanic disaster, and that of Daniel H Burnham. Improve Architecture. The influence of the federation has been largely directed toward the im provement of government architecture. In an address before the federation recently, former secretary MacVeagh called attention to the fact that the United States government is the great est builder in the world, erecting an average of 200 buildings a year. Each of these should fulfil the highest de mand for art and beauty, as well as for utility in the community in which it is located. The Tarsney bill, passed in 1893, was the first recognition of this fact b federal enactment This bill authorized the government to se cure desisrns and super-lon 'f th erection of its build r.- from the ts: 14 Years Ago Today Fxsm The Herald Tata.Date 1500. Senator W. W, Tnrney has returned & from Austin. Adolph Schutz went to San Antonio today aa business. M. Ainsa left over the T. & P. this afternoon for New Orleans. Gus Buckler left for New Orleans tis afternoon over the G. H. W. J. Coi. came down front River City, N. M., on the Santa Fe today Mrs. Will Crosby and children ar rived on the T. A P. this afternoon. Superintendent H. R. Simpson, of the K. C. smelter, went to Denver today. M Jessup has removed to his new residence, corner Ange and Texas streets. J. K. DeMeir, wife and daughter, came down from Las Cruces this morning. C. C. Wall and wife came down from Albuquerque this evening on the Santa Fe. James Harvey and Mr. Gillett, both prominent men of Silver sCity, are in town for a few days. The first game of the amateur bil liard tournament will be held at the Gem billiard parlor this evening. Mrs. C Lockharty and children left this afternoon to spend the summer in Houston and other eastern Texas cit ies. W. H. Tuttle, C. C. Kiefer, J W. Bad ger. C. W. Fassett and "Uncle John" Julian left this afternoon on the T Sc P. to attend the firemen's conven tion at Paris, Texas. Dr. Kirk Crawford McKlnney, late of Kansas City, called at the district clerk's office today and registered his diploma and is now authorized to practice medicine in Texas. D. S. Smith and wife, who have beea living down in Mexico for several months, came in over the Sierra Madre line. They say that the Casa Grand es country is the finest in the world. Tomorrow night at the Presbyterian church there will be a song service. The following will take part in the program. Meadames Cohen. Barnes. Maggi and Baker; Misses Doane. Lit tlehale and Caaady; Messrs. Sachs. Parker. Hunter. McElwee and Rev. ( Henry 'Moore. Dr. W. H. Anderson, a physician of Louisville, Ky.. who spent seweral months in El Paso last fall for the benefit of his wife's health, has de cided to return and locate permanetly here. He has taken an office with Dr. C. T. Race, in the Sheldon build ing and will bring his family here In the fall. architects of the country. The cus tom house and poetofflce of Norfolk, Virginia, was the first building erected under this bilL The New York custom house, the Bal timore custom house and the federal building of Annapolis are among the most prominent examples of the era of good building resulting from the Tarsney bill. The repeal of the pro vision of this bill, for reasons of econ omy, was broached in congress two years ago. The Federation of Arts through its chapters and individual members exerted a powerful Influence with the senators and representatives against what would have been a retro gressive step and the provision of that bill still stands. Advance Indastrlal Art. At the convention to be held next week special attention will be given f the promotion of indastrlal act .in its relation to fine art to education to to manufactures. One f the finest exhi bitions of specimens of industrial art ever shown in America will be on dis play. It will represent the leading -designers and manufacturers in this country. The need of a better train ing in industrial art is already recognized- by both artists and manufact urers. The superiority of design in. French china over American and the superiority In craftsmanship of manv articles imported from Germany is due largely to the fact that the Eu ropean governments conduct free schools of industrial art The establishment of such a school, properly equipped and supported in Washington, would go far toward im proving the skill of this nation in In dustrial art The federation is advo cating the establishment of aefeh an in stitution which might be conducted upon the same plan as the naval and military academies at much less cost because the designs originated by. the pupils might tend to make it partially self-sustaining. Eseearage Clvle Beauty. The influence of the federation had much to do with the selection of the Lincoln Memorial, models, and designs of which will be upon exhibition in the Corcoran art gallery during the convention. Its influence is also being felt in the plans for park improvement and the establishment of more art commissions in the different cities and counties of the country. It is working toward increased interest in vocational architecture. The work of the federa tion includes every matter which tends to promote the beauty of a community. It works in cooperation with the Civic federation, the Federation of Women's clubs and other organizations designed to improve the appearance of any lo cality. It also fosters the movement to establish more and better museums, and to have them conducted in a man ner that will enable them to afford, the maximum degree of pleasure and profit to the communities in which they are located. Tomorrow The Income Tax. 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