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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page THIRTY-THIRD YEAR OF PUBLICATION Superior exclusive features and complete news report by Associated Press Leased Wire and 2M Special Correspondents covering Arizona, New Mexico, west Texas. Mexico. Wh- Publ"h?'mValddXeew Conine.: H. D. Slater (owner of 55 percent) President: J. C. Wiimarfh (owner of 20 percent) Manager; the remaining 25 percent is owned among IS sToekholders who treu follows: H. L. CapelL H. B. Stevens. J. A. Smith, J. J. Mundv Waters Ds.H. A. Tree. McGlennon estate. W. F. Payne, R. C. Canby, G. A. ffij WeHx XartTntz. A L. Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey. Friday, May. Ninth. 1913. AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER - DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED. H. D. Slater, Editor-in-Chief and controlling owner, has directed Tbe Herald for 15 Years; G. A. Martin is News Editor. How About That ONE BIG probiest before tbe people of El Paso that so far has received no attention is the matter of the proposed school of mines here. The legisla ture enacted, and the governor approved, the bill providing for tie estab lishing of the state school of mines at El Paso, as a branch of the university, on condition that the buildings and grounds of the El Paso Military institute be do nated to tbe state. The proposal is fair asd reasonable. It is El Paso's next move. Such a school would mean the attendance of a large student body, the employ ing cf a considerable number of instructors, and the disbursing in El Paso of large sums annually. It would be a strong factor in centralising the southwestern mining industry here. It would increase interest in mining topics, and hasten the development of southwestern mineral resources, especially the resources of west Texas. Illustrating how the work of the El Paso school of mines would in time be come widely serviceable and would center mining interest here, reference may be made to the Arizona bureau of mines just established in connection with the uni varsity of Arizona at Tucson. The bureau, under direction of the mining de partment of the university, will deal with the mining, smelting, and geological problems of the state. Mining machinery companies have donated $8000 worth of special machinery to equip the laboratories of the school, and the school has promise from tbe com panies that plenty of machinery will be added from time to time without cost to the state, to enable the bureau to carry on special tests, experiments, and demon strations. The testing work will be especially along the lines of more economical concentration of ores of all kinds. The Arizona bureau of mines will collect and publish authentic mining sta tistics and varied information on every phase of mining and ore reduction. A complete collection will be made of all literature bearing on Arizona mines and geology. The bureau will offer to prospectors practical and scientific advice and instruction, and will assist them in finding unfamiliar minerals and determining their value. As interesting detail of the work of the bureau will be the educational ex tension work to be taken to the miner and prospector wherever they may be. For those who cannot attend the school, there will be series of lectures, with illustra tions and laboratory demonstrations; articles in the state press and in technical papers; and intimate personal correspondence. Mine operators and employers are invited to send their problems ts tbe state bureau of mines for study and report. "The bureau of mines will be to the mining public what the agricultural experiment station is to the farmer." Furthermore every opportunity will seized to advertise the state's mineral resources abroad and to encourage capital and development. This summary outlines some of tbe ways in which the El Paso school of mines, as an important branch or Department of the university of Texas, might become immensely serviceable and profitable to the people of the Rocky Mountain South west, especially those of west Texas and this immediate vicinity where such facilities are sot, bow available. The question of establishing the school rests with the people of this city. It is a financial problem, but it is probable that the terms upon which tbe necessary funds must be raised can be so arranged as to minimize tbe burden. The El Paso Military institute retires from the field in favor of the proposed state school of' mines; yet it is probable that the military feature might be retained in the state school, with the added advantages of such an organization. The problem is one that we must face squarely. There can be nothing gained by merely postponing consideration of it. A considerable sum of money must be raised to establish the school, but it is probable that many of the stockholders cf the Military institute will be whling to donate part of their holdings, so that the total amount remaining to be raised may thus be largely reduced. Nobody is going to try to force this institution upon El Paso. The state has taken a most commendable progressive step in authorizing the establishing of the school, for it win mean a continuing expense out of the state treasury and an implied contract to maintain and build up the school adequately to the increasing aced. El Paso may "take it or leave it" The terms are very definite and it ought not to take very long to find out the temper and will of the people of this com. munity regarding acceptance of the offer. Federal and State FEDERAL aid for good roads is every- way desirable and right- Both the federal government and the state governments should participate in the cost of road building, and tbe share should be proportioned to the amount put up by the various counties, the ability of the various counties to pay, and the general relation of wider public service to local service. The first federal money should be spent on trunk lines, interstate highways connecting the most important cities across the continent by diverse routes, at least three different trunks across the continent and three or four north and south lines. Government appropriations, both federal and state, may properly be spent on both construction and maintenance, though the principal maintenance cost may well be left to the communities served. Generally speaking, a fair division of first cost would be 50 percent by the counties, 30 percent by the state, and 20 percent by the federal government, or 35 percent by the state and 15 percent by the federal government. The federal appro priation should be apportioned among the various states on a basis of the road mileage necessary to serve the population adequately, and to connect up the great trunk lines. Convicts should be worked en the roads everywhere; both state convicts and local prisoners. Hue system turns the prison system to public service, utilized labor otherwise wasted, and does not compete with free labor to any appreciable extent. V -c- The Lure of Lovely Women A BROOKLYN pastor has got his name in a lot of papers by giving some unconventional advice to young women. "It is the fault of tbe young women," said he, "that the churches are not filled this Sunday night. The attractive girls of this part of Brooklyn could fill every church in the city every Sunday night if they used their beauty and their attractiveness their lure in the right way. There is scarcely a circle of entertainment, however flagrant, in' Brooklyn tonight that does not contain at least one woman who has the power and the attractiveness to transfer her whole group to the house of God. Before your beauty leaves you, yoHng women, before your day is gene, use it to the best ad vantage. If you do, the churches wiH be filled to the doors every Sunday evening."' One-Sentence GLOBE SIGIITS. (Atchison Globe.) It sometimes happens that a man can bi iworn to tell toe truth without tell ing it A tt-w men seem to thing they can Got be brave and firm and courteous at Uie iuhie time. A certain attachment to the average typewriter has got more than one man i .in trouble. If the Young Things would spend ls. time in arranging their hair and mure to learning how to make good ijri . marriage well, you know. Hand the Red Badge of Courage to the gent who tries to make last year's straw hat do. he needs some added decoration to improve his appearance. JOURXAL ENTRIES. (Topeka Journal.) Broken matrimonial engagements are far better than broken hearts a year or so later. Although prospective brides are fond of "showers," thej don't enthuse over lain on their wedding davs. There wouldn't be so " many misun derstandings if folk -were not so anx ious to have them Any number of men devote lots of l.nn to hunting where there isn't any TT-ible ( nance of finding game Mm. peoplf would be found to have . - - I ks if l fTc not so i iv mi's Uun-u to show School of Mines? Aid For Roads Philosophy rpIXTED PARAGRAPHS. (Chicago News.) There is no perfect woman. Isn't it lucky? , Love levels all things, when love is on the level. A man can knock and knock and still fail to make a hit. . Some women look upon charity as stepping stone to society. When a pessimist lives well in the present he howls about the future. But sometimes a bore talks to us about ourselves: that is different. A flock of microbes may do more damage than a flock of elephants. Shorter engagements, if followed by longer marriages, would help some. Needing an audience for a job lot of hard luck stories, misery loves com pany. Kissing' is love's own medicine. It stimulates love if taken In moderation, but it is fatal if taken in overdoses. QUAKER MEDITATIONS. (Philadelphia Record.) The least fashionable thing in the world is common sense. The despondent lover shouldn't lose heart. Let the successful lover lose his. ine wuna is juii 01 seeKers. some i are looking for trouble, and some are i finding fault j .-"..v IK...- lti QJJ1.1HIIH' ' XII' tiffest ol'.,i ma.le 'wouldnt liable - i in n . n tu ljo'd their h- ads up i ' No Escape From Income Tax Levr Exempts 54808 In Every In come Double Taxation For Iltg Holding Companies. Uy Frederic J. IlnsKln w ASHINGTON. D. C. May 9. The proposed income tax law as drawn mainly by represen- tav.ee Cordell Hull, of Tennessee, and adopted by the ways and means com mittee s a part of the Underwood tariff bill, largely follows the English Ideas of income taxation, although there are some features of the English, law. such as the differentiation be tween earned and unearned incomes, that are omitted from the Underwood measure. The bill takes cognizance of the recent supreme court decision ex empting from the corporation tax cor porations which simply hold leases on property they have rented to other peo ple or corporations. It also prevents nniwiBuuns irgra counting as an ope rating expense the taxes they will have to pay on bonds which contain clauses exempting the holders of the bonds from taxes. licuble Taxation on Trn These two items are important more especially the latter, because if such a provisions were not made Mr. Carne gie's bonds would escape taxation and thousands of other coupon clippers would be in the same boat. The su preme court decision that a railroad company merely owning a railroad property which it leases to others is not doing a corporate business has de prived the treasury of nearly Sl.OOO.OM of corporation tax a year. Still another far reaching provision in the bill po vides that corporations holding stock in other corporations shall pay tax upon the dividends from those stocks in spite of the ract that the income cf the corporation paying the dividend al ready has been taxed. This is intended to place a burden ot double taxation upon big holding companies or trusts. The bill makes numerous changes from the income tax law of 1894. Under that law, for instance, personal prop erty inherited was rated as income; but under the proposed law only the in come from such property is taxed. Likewise profits upon real estate transactions are reckoned as they are, and not arbitrarily. If a man bought a farm 10 years ago for Jie.000 and sellis it for $20,000. in fixing his profit the average of the 19 years will be taken and 1 his income tax upon the transaction will be reckoned upon 51,000. Law Kiempts $4,000 Incomes. The law exempts $4,000 from taxa tion in every income, so that a man pays his tax only upon that part of his income that is in excess of the $4,006 exemption. This applies to everybody except the foreigner who lives abroad and enjoys an income from American property; he must pay the tax upon every cent of his income. The committee calls the tax of one per cent the normal rate, and this ap plies to all incomes above $4,000. Up on all incomes exceeding $20,000 and not exceeding $50,000 it provides an "additional tax" of one per cent for that part of the Income exceeding $20, 000; between $50,000 and $100,000 the "additional tax" becomes 2 per cent, and for all income in excess of $100. 000 the "additional tax" is 3 per cent. The definition of income is so com prehensive that one can Kenrnalv fm. j agine anything escaping under it. In computing net incomes deductions from gross income is made to include the necessary expenses of a business, but net personal, living or family ex penses. Deduction for payable interest is allowed, as are deductions for taxes other than the national income taxes, for losses in the conduct of business, for depreciation, and for worthless aeois. President's Salary Kiempt. President Wilson will get his salary exempted because the constitution for bids increasing or diminishing a pres ident's salary during his term of office. The same is true of the existing judges of the United States courts and for the same reason, but other government officials are not exempted, although the officials and employes of state and local governments are exempt. In drafting the bill the principle of hold- ing immune from taxation the instrti- j mentalities oi tne state and local gov ernments was recognized, including both officials and securities. The law cannot be dodged by the head of the family giving a portion of his income to his wife and each of his minor children, for it expressly pro vides that the income of husband, wife and minor childern. living together, shall be reckoned as one income. A wife permanently living apart from her husband is entitled to a separate In come. 3Ihj- lie Effective Thin Year. If the bill becomes a law as drafted, the people subject to it will have to pay a tax upon their incomes for the cal endar year of 1913. The question has been raised whether or not a tax that would be imposed upon income received prior to the enactment of the law might not be held unconstitutional as being retroactive, but the ways and means committee thinks not. Only those persons who enjoy a net income of $3,560 are reonirei! to make a. return of their incomes to the collec- i tors or the internal revenue. Those who are required to make these re turns must sive their gross incomes, their deductions, and their net incomes, making itemized statements of each. Double taxation is avoided by a pro vision that dividends received from corporations and other artificial per sons which have paid an income tax upon their net earnings are not to be included in returns of net income. Jt Js provided further, however, that where a person enjoys an income of lees than $4,000, and part of it is made up of income from dividends or other profits subject to taxation at the source, he cannct claim exemption for this latter part of his income unless he shall, not less than 30 days before the return of his income is due. file witn the person who would otherwise be re quired to withhold and pay the tax for him. an affidavit claiming the benefit of such exemption. PcnnllleM ProIdril. The bill provides that returns shall be made under oath or affirmation by the first of March, that assessments must be made and the taxpayers no tified by the first of June of the amount of their assessments, and that collections shall be made before the first of Juls A penalty of 5 per cent and interest at one per cent a month is added for taxes not paid within 10 days of the tax collector's demand therefor. Any persori liable to tbe "additional tax" is required to make a return of his entire income, and must pay this "additional tax" upon his corporate in come which has already been taxed at the normal rate before reaching his j uanas. While individuals are required to make returns to cover the calendar j ear, corporations and other artificial persons may make returns for their fiscal, or bookkeeping year. These corporation returns must show the j amount of capital stock or capital, j the interest paid, the net income, etc. j xne macninery lor tnc administra tion of the income tax provided In the proposed law is practically the same as that provided for the corpora tion tax enacted four years ago. The same secrecy is enjoined that is re quired in the case of the corporation tax. Low Kate In X. S. I.mv. By placing the normal tax rate at one per cent the United States will " " iumti. mum &aa. iic ani' f the nearly a dozen countries haing income tax laws, and lower have the lowest income tax rate of ll"ii ll nut cl 1 1 I'l III ' j it - n le ha mi; lue ll 1 iv - tti. -. i irne b i.r l...' 1. w - ' - , .. i. . ABE MARTIN Fm not in favor o' raisin' th wages o' department store girls till they quit callin' each other kid. Thers no frats in th' school o' experience. gress will give the United States a higher exemption than is enjoyed in any other country having either a na tional or a local income tax. The highest rate of the additional tax, giving a total tax of four per cent upon that part of an income in excess of $100,000. is lower than the regular rate in nearly all countries. The nor mal rate is one-sixth of the normal tax on English incomes received from in vestments, and a shade over one fourth of the rate provided upon in comes from personal exertion. The highest rate provided upon incomes in excess of $100,000 under the proposed law is as low as the lowest normal rate upon earned incomes in Great Britain. Tomorrow: Fixing the Rates. Coal Miners By GEORGE FITCH, Author of "At Good Old SInah." A COAL miner is a brave man with broad shoulders, who sticks a lamp into his cap and goes down in among the rib? of the planet in order to excavate coal enough to keep the world warm next winter. Coal mining is as uncomfortable as riding back and forth on the New York subway. ' The coal miner does not have to hang from a strap, but be must lie on his side and cut out tons and tons of coal with a pick. When he has done this for four or five hours his com plexion is a rich, oily black, and the only clean thing about him is his smile, which looks like a gash in a watermelon. Coal miners bathe as often as the upper classes, but put more vigor and muscle into the job. Coal mining is as dangerous as telling the truth in Tennessee politics. If the roof of tbe mine does not fall on the miner or he is not choked by choke damp or burned by fire damp or dedi cated by a blast which has waited a while to think it over before exploding, he may live to a good old age, but this is not customary. Coal miners work from 100 to o00 feet under ground, and in case of trouble they have only two fire escapes both upward. A coal mine ought at least to have as many exits as a nickel theater. "Brave man with broad shoulders." Coal miners and New York business men have a good deal in common. Both work about six, hours a daj; and both travel the last quarter of a mile to their jobs in elevators. When the coal miner steps into his elevator the engineer lets him down so fast that if he were to fall he would bang his head against the roof of the car. The coal miner makes from four to six dollars a day while living, but there he differs from the New York business man. He makes nothing at all after he is dead. Mining towns are full of miners' families who are trying to exist on the income of the $900 which the father earned by getting under a pieee of fall ing roof. Mining eoal is not as hard or as dis agreeable as running for office, but it is wearing work, and no one should blame the miner for striking now and then if he can get a vacation in no other way. (Copyrighted by George Matthew Adams.) SJ'IXELESS PATRIOTISM. (From the Mexican Herald. We quoted a Mexican writer yes terday to the effect that "the cross ing of the first foreign soldier into cur territory with warlike intent, would kindle an unextinguishable blaze from the Bravo to the Suchiate." With due apology for criticising our friends in their own house we would ask this writer the question that we have several times propounded in a general waj. namely: why he lliees that foreign intervention would arojse the fighting spirit of those who have sat !n apathy for two ears while throughout their coun tiy the .nost horrible scenes of mur der, arson, rapine, pillage and wanton destruction have been enacted and individual states are endeavoring to disrupt the nation? What kind of patriotism is it that supinely -witnesses the destruction of the peace and happiness, local busi ness and foreign credit of the coun try from tithin, without lifting a hand, but would fl to arms and shed its last drop of blood to resist a for eign countrj merel bent on a mis sion of -pacification? M- A B f'ast.ineiia and little boy. i ins of fin North O- "on street, left li-i i" 'liTo' i. ,t I rid." i 1. i,,o- ..j. La. ' . K- , -T , ' a hi re i j i 1. , HEADUQARTERS TO BE AT FORT HU ACHUCA Gen. If. L. Scott, However, Probably Will llcraala at Fort Bliss for the Present. Headquarters of the first cavalry brigade have been changed from Fort Bliss, at El Paso to Fort Huachuca. Ariz. By this change Gen. Hugh I Scott will be forced toestablish his headquarters at Huachuca to be at the headquarters offce of the department. But because of the fact that El Paso is the center of the border situation. Gen. Scott will probably remain In Fort Bliss for the present, at least. The change In headquarters is made because Texas has a brigade head quarters at San Antonio- and the war department is said to be a little poli tics to lineup the Arizona vote on war appropriation measures. Gen. James Parker, commander of the of the first cavalry brigade, which in cludes the second cavalry regiment. It ft Fort Sam Houston Friday, qjfter an inspection of the fort and the regiment stationed jhere. STUDENTS PLOT AGAINST HUERTA. Student plots continue to be discov ered in .Mexico City. A number of students of the advanced academies have been arrested and imprisoned by the secret police, for alleged con spiracy in plots against the life of the president and against the government. It connection with the student ar rests, an engineer who piloted the run away engine loaded with dynamite against the fedcials at Rellano last year for the Orozco rebels, was also arrested. He was accused of being in a plot to kill president Huerta. More arrests are predicted because of revolutionary plots in the capital. DEATHS AKD BURIALS GEORGE MEYSER'S FUNERAL. The funeral of Georse Meyser. who met an accidental death in California, was held from the residence of his fatherinlaw. J. I. Hewitt. Friday morn ing. The Masonic lodges attended. ROIiLAXD VOLLICVR, Holland Vollmar. 20 years of ag. died at a local sanatorium Friday morning at 10:40. He came here eight months ago from Marshfield, Wis., and his mother will take the body back there tonight for interment. MRS. G. K. DRAKE. The funeral of Mrs. G. E. Drake will be held from the chapel at 508 Texas street, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. P. J. Rice will officiate and the body will be shipped on the Golden Statt limited to Nebo, Ky, for Inter na Bt. MRS. T. W. TCLI.OUS. The funeral of Mrs. T. W. Tullous who died Thursday night, was held from the chapel at 708 North Stanton street at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. C. L. Overstreet conducted the services and interment was made la Evergreen cemetery. TI3I O'KEEFE. Tim CKeefe, special deputy collector of customs at Yuma, Arix., and a brother of collector Con O'Keefe. of Nogales, Ariz., died Thursday at Yuma. The special deputy was well known in El Paso. He had been in Arizona for a number of years, having been stationed at Nogales before going to Yuma. HAROLD KLITSVER. Harold Klitsner, a dry goods clerk. 21 vears old, died at his home. SIS rorth El Paso street. Friday morning. H had been here IS months, coming hre from Wis-consin. He is survived by one brother, who resides in Dallas, ttho is exrected to arrive here Satur day. The funeral will be held Sundty m f-ning from the chapel at 70S North Stanton street. JOHN R. DAVIS. John R. Davis, 78 years of age, died at tht home of his daughter, Mrs. W. P., Shea. 1209 North Kansas street, at 1:3) Friday morning. He was a na tive cf Wales and came here from East i Texas five years ago. Surviving him besides his daugnier are lour sons, one of them. James T. Davis, an en gineer on the El Paso and Southwest ern railroad, residing at 1209 North Kinuii street Another. John Davis : lives in Colorado Springs, Colo., and 1 ,1 ... w bah. in IT.IIMe TflA I luwe awe .nu svu ..m. i ,,n.i win ha hAiH 3tnrriv from the chsptl at 508 Texas stret. THE COURTS. 34TII DISTRICT COURT. Tinn w. JnrkiMin. Presldlnsr. Elizabeth B. Farrell vs. Augustln , Domlnguez. suit for. $25,200 damages , for personal injuries: judgment for plaintiff In sum or $ioou. Joseph K. Knorr vs. A-. T. & S. F. Ry. Co., suit for $20,000 for alleged per sonal injuries; on trial. 41ST DISTRICT COURT. A. M. Walthall. Presiding. H. W. Marks vs. E. Sanbrano et al, suit for injunction: on trial. county; COURT. J. M. Dearer, Presiding. Lewis Vidal. charged with knowingly permitting a house of prostitution to be kept; on trial. Case Settings, Xon-Jnry Cases. May 12: 3S28 City National bank vs. J. T. Neason. 3379 Paulino Oruinous vs. SI Pase Electric Railway company. 34S9 Harris Krupt vs. U. S. Fidelity and Guaranty eompany. 3491 Jno. A. Happer vs. L. M. Craw. ford et al. May IS: 35S1 T. A. Manning vs. T. B. Dock ery. 3C31 R. F. Mitchell vs. Leigh Clark. 3710 J. H. Smith vs. D. A. Evans. 3797 Jno. Itule vs. G. H. & a A. Railway company. May 14: 3845 Jesus Payan vs. M. A. Lopez et al. SS1 Hawkins Bros. vs. G. L. Thorn ton. 38C9 Kraukauer, Zork & Moye, Sues, vs. W. J. Cox. 3887 Leo Davedorff vs. G. H. & & A. Railway company. 3897 Ada Sharp et al. vs. S. W. In surance company. i May 15: 3898 Tuttle Paint & Glaas company vs. National Railway Company ot Mex ico. 3900 Austin Nichols vs. Western Grocery company. 3909 Bertie Webster vs. A. N. Harris. 3912 R. E. Christian vs. A. P. M. Narlian. 3914 H. G. Schneider vs. T. & P. Railway company. May IS: 3923 Nobel Padgett vs. El Paso Mill-in-; company. 3933 R. S. Garnett vs. J. G. Tfllar. 3957 P. B. Nixon vs. EI Paso Country club. 3960 Rafael Delgado et al. vs. W. Cooley. Adnx, et al. May 17: 3971 L. V. Carroll vs. T. ft P. Rail way company. 3981 Robert Simpson vs. CL W. Moore et al. 3984 J. A. Escajeda vs. L. P. At wood et al. 3991 Cefenno Tarin vs. Rio Grande & El Paso Railway companj. J I STICK'S CO HIT. E. B. MeClIntnck. Presiding. El Paso & Southwestern R. R. Co. vs. L. P. McChesney. suit for $70- filed. W K (rrfngton vs Wm. Van Hase len. suit or. note fur $S1 DO. filed. .1. J. Murphy. Preildlng. T Martir , i if., .; v itn i i iLng ! . l..i.l 1 l li, . ,1 T ...I ... . .. 'jJoj. i.'t UiU I 14 Years Ago Today From The Herald This Date ISM. Robt. Brudon returned from Ala mogordo last evening. Miss Tudie Bailey came down from Las Cruces this morning. Lieut, ri. K. Deveraeux, of the Rough Riders, went up to Alaroogordo this morning. Mrs. Shipley and her son, Tr. have moved from the Mundy building to 800 Mundy avenue. There will be a meeting of the cit izen's committee Wednesuay morning at the office of Leigh Clark. Col. Harvey, of Alamagordo, is in town completing arrangements to make his hotel ready for some tour ists. Mrs. Page and family, who have been spending the winter in this city, left for their home in Kentucky j esterdaly. The G. H. & S. A. has reduced eight curves in the vicinity of the Rio Grande, which makes travel a great deal easier. A bouquet of roses as lovely as ever blossomed in May came to The Herald from Mrs. J. H. Comstock's conservatories today. H. J. Van Vleck has resigned his position in the city ticket office of the S. P. and has gone to San Antonio. A. W. Reeves will take his place. Frank Baley, foreman of the paint gang of tbe Santa Fe. is here with his force painting the new railroad joint bridge across the Rio Grande. The railroad boys will give a dance at Chopin hall this evening. All ar rangements for the occasion have been perfected and a good time is promised. The Italian Grand Opera company composed of CO people arrived over tbe Mexican Central last night and will sing one of its best operas, "Lu cia de Lammermoor," at Myar's opera house tonight. This is the first visit of the company to this country. The amateur billiard tournament at the Gem parlors last evening at tracted a number of spectators. There were seven entries as follows: M. C. Edwards. W. S. McCutcheon. Grant Bovee. Frank Boss, O. H. Carson, Dr. Taylor, and John Lohner. There will probably be no reunion of the Rough Riders in El Paso on July 4 as was anticipated. The reply to the telegram sent governor Roose velt came last night, saying that he would not be able to attend, as im portant business in Albany would demand his presence in that city on Independence day. A new- union will soon be added to the many labor organizations in El Paso. The painters and decorators have organized themselves under the brotherhood of Painters and Decora tors of America, and a charter has been sent for. At a meeting held a few days ago George G. Gillett was elected president, O. P. Samseth sec retary and Fred Kike treasurer. This afternoon the petition of Dr. Charles T. Race, formerly president of the school board, for a writ of mandamus to compel Messrs. Martin, Shelton and Foster, other members of the board, to recognize him as the lawful president of the board instead of Dr. S. T. Turner, came up for a hearing. There were present Messrs. Morehead. Pew, Foster, Putnam and Turner and about 25 lawyers and spectators. Attorneys Beall and Kemp and judge Buckler represented Dr. Race. Turney and Surges repre sented Dr. Turner. Vanished Things By Walt Mason. There are no birds in last year's Bests, they're gone, with all their young; there are no laughs in last year's jests, how ever well they're sprung. There is no news in last year's sheet; the things that happened then and made us prance or anxious feet, are chestnuts now to men. There is no wheat in last year's sheaf, it's ground and gone to dough; there are no tears in last year's grief, no wails in last year's woe. Some folks are always looking back to things that are no more; they wring their hands and cry alack for pleasures gone before. They don't admire the birds that sing with ardor in the wood; they say the birds that sung last spring were fifty times as good. They don't enjoy the gentle breeze that rustles to and fro; "we had no jim crow winds like these." they mutter, "long ago." They don't appreciate the flowers that scent our modern Junes; "alas," they sigh, "for by gone hours, when everyone raised prunes!" And if these people dwell in bliss, when gone to Kingdom Come, they'll sigh: "Confound a harp like this I wish J had a drum!" The world is brighter now, today, than e'er it was before, and foolish is that fretful jay who sighs for things of yore. Copyright, 1913, by George Matthew Adams. NEW ARIZONA POSTMASTERS. Washington. D. C, May 9. Arizona postmasters commissioned today were: Chester B. Campbell Adamana: Tula L. Humphreys. Casa Grande; John E. Owens, Cedar Spring?" Arthur W. Ayers. Gilbert: Leon H. Austin, Mar inette: Leopold Walloth, Octave; Frank E. Ross, Queen Creek. G O O P S By GELETT BURGESS mil b a 3 : H HUN "" h a m"m""h"ii"m"iiV :Vh-,.vvv S X m : II I I I " mini ioii Samuel South Please look at Mr. Sammy South; He sticks ins pencil in his mouth; That black yo see upon his lips, Hac come from sucking pencil tip! For Goops fike him don't realize How much that habit uglifies. Don't Be A Goofi! ! i .RUN BANKERS TO BUILD IN ACREAGE GROVES Bay 78 Acre Traet for Country Place; MLisourlau Attracted by Ad la The Herald. Joshua S. Raynolds and James G. Mc Nary. nave purchased 70 acres on ths northeast corner of Borderland Acre age, and on account of the beautiful groves of trees, are going to beautify the grounds and construct a country he use there. Frank G. Morris has purchased two 10 acre tracts in Borderland Acreage. Frank F. Bertsca, of the Nations' Meat & Supply Co, has purchased a 10-acre tract. Miss Emma Barney and Miss Hattie Oalbra.ih nave purchased a 10-acre tract each and Jno. D. Stalker a 19 acre tract In tbe Acreage. Herald tVd Brings Purchaser. J. M. Richardson left Missouri two years ago in search of a location for a permanent home in the west. He looted in the Salt River valley under the Roosevelt irrigation project. Afterl staying there a year he mowed to Cim arron, N. M., and spent six months in looking over the conditions there but after reading an ad in the El Pasu Herald decided to come to El Paso and look over this valley and aftar an ex haustive examination of land and con ditions purchased a tract in Border - , land Acreage and Is now constructing a beautiful five room country nom there. He is now having a deep well installed on his land. Avoid Friday Heedee. Because the Phoenix-El Paso Build ing company does not believe in start ing work on a Friday, ground was broken for the home of Dr. C. S Cochrane in the 1500 block on Mon tana street Thursday evening. The house, with a garage in the rear, will cost about $10,000 when completed. To Build Bangalew. H T. Bowie is having plans drawn by O. H. Thorman & Cot, for a six room bungalow in olock M Grand View add'tirn to cost about $4,000. H. F. McKenney has sold Jas. T. Smith a ranch of 12.8 acres in the Ysleta grant one-half mile north cf town for $4,200. Sell French Addition Lots. Alderete Bros, have sold lots 19. 20 and 21, in block 22. French addition, to Enrique Valle, for $450. NE:"W YORK POLICEMEN SENTENCED TO PRISON Four Inspectors Convicted of Obstruct ing Justice are Given One Year Each aad Fined $606. New York. May 9. Dennis Sweeney, John J. Murtha, James E. Hussey and James F. Thompson, former police In spectors, convicted of conspiring to obstruct justice to check grafting rev -elatlons involving them, were sen tenced today to serve one year in the penitentiary and pay a fine of $500 each. This is the maximum sentence. Up to the moment that sentence was pronounced, the belief prevailed that one of the four would "squeal" to the district attorney on "the man higher up." If any of them had enter tained such intention, he masked it under a stolid front of calmness as he faced the bar. v Reports that one of the four was bargaining with Mr. Whitman for a suspension of sentence and that th long sought guiding genius of the sys tem would be .brought to justice through; a confession were sttU preva lent bout the criminal. Court before a sentence had been pronounced. It is not yet too late for one of the in spectors to save himself by an eleventh hour statement. AVIATOR KILLED BY FALLING 15 PEET Los Angeles. Califs May 9. Lieut J D. Park, a military aviator, who started from San Diego this morning on a flight to Los Angeles, was Wiled at Olive, nine miles north of Santa Ana, about ? o'clock. Lieut Park met his death in a fall of less, than li feet. He had alighted a quarter of a mile from the Olive school house, on account of heavy mist that confused him as to his bearings, and after giving a message to a little girl to telephone to Glenn Martin in Los Angeles, he rose again. Then he swooped over a low hill and crashed into a tree. He was dead when the little girl and her father reached his side. With his death, army aviation has exacted a toll of nine lives, seven com missioned officers and two instructors. CASEY TRIAL SET FOR HEARING MAY 21 The case of J. P. Casey, Jr charged with killing his brotherinlaw, W. J. Am berson. has been set for trial in the 34th district court on May 21. At the lass trial the iurv disagreed. Casey was re leased on bond and went to Mexico. From there a letter reporting that he had been drowned was received by his sister, Mrs. C. F. Hunt. THROUGH SCHEDULE TO CL0TTOCR0FT AFTER MONDAY Commencing next Monday it will be possbile to leave El Paso at 7:45 a. m. and get to Cloudcroft the same day. This service will be in effect on Mon days, Wednesdays and Fridays during the summer sasou. Since last summer season it has been necessary to lay over one night at AJamogordo. but for the accommodation of the residents of the mountain resort the Southwestern has inaugurated this new service. The $5 excursion rate will also be in effect next Mondav. FOUR TO BE m RACE FOR SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT There are four candidates for tbe po sition of superintendent of the city schools. Prof. Xonnan R. Crozier, the present superintendent, is a candidate tor reelection, and three leading educators ot the east are expected to come here to make application in person for the posi tion as head of the city schools. The school board will have a meeting Mon day to decide upon the man to fill t&a position. TWO VICE PRESIDENTS TO BE HERE SATURDAY Two vice presidents of the Southwest ern system will be here Saturday. T. M. Schumacher, vice president of opera, tion, and A. C. James, also a vce presi dent, will arrive in El Paso Saturday on a special train, and will make an inspec tion of the railroad between Tucumcarf and Tucson. H. J. Simmons, general manager oi the system, went to Tucuni cari Friday to meet the officials. XRXICAX COMMENT. (From the Mexican Herald.) Somehow we doubt whether allow ing the federal soldiers to escape across the border and be given sa.fe passage to return to Mexico to fight. .adds to the consideration Sonora reb els give to American property -Jf "This is a time for deeds. not words,- sajs president Huerta. Write it in letters of fire, rapid-fire pre ferred. Mexico i! . ttins re,id to colib- -1 bin il Th- finest itiebrntion v .r iniim't' o jll b" t' gi o ; (.' ub,'; u. .luni.e to go to work.