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Friday, Septmber Nineteenth, 1913
Amarillo Sets Good Example
MARILLO, Texas, is one of the very live cities of the southwest. The
existence in Amarillo of an exceedingly active and efficient chamber of
commerce is both a cause and an effect of Amarillo's progress. No town
but a live town could support such a strong business organization. And Amarillo
is a live city because such men as the members of the chamber of commerce ara
taking hold of affairs with determination and the application of mind to matter.
Some little account of the organization and work of the Amarillo chamber
may be of interest to other cities seeking the most efficient ways to jromote
local development. The work of the chamber is controled by 13 commissioners;
each of whom has a separate and distinct department. There is an advisory
board of bankers and ex-officers of the institution, which receives the reports
of the commissioners and keeps a general check on the work of the chamber.
At a recent joint meeting of the two boards, each commissioner reported in",
writing what his committee had done or had in prospect.
The agricultural committee reported that the department of agriculture was
willing to send an expert to the Panhandle to supervise the feeding of beef animals
in order to show what can be done with Panhandle feeds fed to Panhandle cattle.
Silage is to be the principal feed and a central experiment station is desired close
to Amarillo for purposes of publicity; the cattle will go, when finished, to onq
of three markets Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, and Kansas City for slaughter
tests. " '
The committee also reported an offer by the Rock Island of a loan of $5000
without interest, to be placed in the hands of the committee for distribution ast
loans to small feeders in an effort to encourage home feeding and fattening.
The Santa Fe also has this matter under advisement.
Another branch of the work that has taken a great deal of time and effort,
but which means much to this section, is an effort to secure a United Stxftes,
demonstration agent for the counties of Potter, Randal, Carson, Armstrong and
Oldham, the government to stand a portion of the expense and the various counties
to prorate the balance.
The committee has also assisted in the reorganization of the farmers' insti
tute for Potter county, and was instrumental in sending a large delegation to the
farmers' state institute at College Station. The committee has in prospect the
matter of rural telephones and rural deliveries, among other things.
The civic committee reported cooperation with the federated women's clubs in
rleaning up Amarillo, and in inducing the city to appoint a special sanitary
officer. Tliis committee also assisted in the formation of the city charter commis
sion, nd in the investigation of the water supply, and is now engaged in a study
of pure food regulation.
The membership committee reported a steady weekly canvass to build up the
membership and the acquisition of over 40 new members.
The chairman of the highways committee reported that his committee hiadj
assisted in the organization of three highway and good roads associations. The
committee has in prospect the organization of an automobile club for Amarillo,
the improvement of the Borderland route through the city, and the promotion of
feeders for the Colorado highway, from Tucumcari and from Santa Rosa.
The chairman of the industrial committee reported promoting the exhibits of
the Panhandle state fair, negotiating for an increase of $4000 in the allotment
for the local weather bureau, and collecting data on new freight rates.
The publicity committee announced mailing 1500 letters calling attention to
Amarillo's altitude and climate and carrying on much advertising and journal
The finance commissioner showed steady growth in income, the club being
on a "pay as you go" basis, and old indebtedness is being paid off. There arc?
over 120 contributing members.
The trade extension committee announced the running of one trade excursion
to Lubbock and Plainview, and plans for others after the fair.
Oyster Crop Is Record One
Supply of BIvnlTcs This Tear Will
Be More Bountiful Than In
Any Previous Year.
By 1-rcderJe J. IlasKln
All the other committee chairmen or "commissioners" reported active wort
for Amarillo with tangible results for much of the investment of time, effort, and
There is inspiration in Amarillo's "way. ' , -
Prepare For El Paso 1 9 1 5
T EL PASO in 1915, an international celebration by the United States and
Mexico, especially the border states, upon the occasion of dedicating tha
Elenhant Bntte dam and the Rin Grande nroiect What is the matter)
with this suggestion? The dam and the Rio Grande project are distinctly inter- J
national, we snouiu never nave naa tue oeneiit or wis great irrigation worn it
it had not been for the international claims which absolutely demanded Jsettle-1
ment. The controversy of 17 years, which at times seemed? about to cause" acute
differences between the two nations, was at last settled by the offer of the
United States to furnish water to Mexicoi equal in amount to the quantity which
had been claimed -under ancient usagel i
It is important not to lose sight of the international character of this greaji
irrigation project. The celebration of 1915 should lay great stress on this. The
two nations have drifted apart, due chiefly to the wrong policies followed at
Washington for the last three years. Relations have been bialy strained. It is;
time to turn about and make definite plans to restore the old. good feeling 'fend
strengthen the bonds of international intercourse along this border.
Plans for an international celebration in 1915, of the dedication of the big!
dam to furnish water to the people of two nations and three states, should evenj
now be under way. The time is short, the task a big one, if the event is to have
Good roads are signs of good health in a community.
Don't get careless with arroyos when you go hunting you're liable to he
crossing into Mexico, which isn't healthfuL
Four presidents in three years Mexico's record is rapid traveling even 'for
a latin-American republic.
AT THE MOVIES the other night, there was shown a beautiful panoramic
moving picture of 2000 Brooklyn school" children dancing, exercising, and
marching on the wide lawns of one of the parks. The occasion was thej
closing of the summer playground season, and in all the parks exercises were
held on the same day.
The children in white dresses, gymnasium costumes, or other appropriate
apparel, went through an elaborate series of gymnastic exercises, and also gave a
series of folk, dances of the different nations. The spectacle of the children in
circles or long lines or masses, extending into the distance, and all going through
the same motions or marching exercises or dancing in perfect unison, was beautiful.
Brooklyn is one of 100 or more cities that have adopted the supervised play
ground system. The principle is recognized that children enjoy play best, and it
does them the most good, when it is directed and supervised. There must fca
group work, team work,. games, and competition, to make playing interesting and
benefidaL All this is made practicable under the supervision of specially trained
The results as shown in the rapid development of school athletics, playgrounds,
and self government in the cities where the supervised playground principle is;
fully recognized, are so very inspiring and definitely beneficial that it is to be
hoped El Paso will before long take up this movement in earnest.
Use "made in El Paso" goods and keep the change at home.
Remember the date, October 15, for the Get-Acquainted excursion, and lay.
your plans accordingly.
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1S99.
A. W. Gifford returned from Jarllla
Capt. White came up from down the
B. Buchanan has returned from So
corro, N. M.
George Scarborough left last night
for Wilcox, Ariz.
I W. Ward and Harry E, Harvey
came down from Alamogordo last
George S. Good and wife arrived
jesterday on the Santa Fe and left
F. M. Spaulding, agent at Jarilla.
came down on the special Sunday to
witness the ball game.
About fifty people from El Paso and
the surrounding country went up to
Albuquerque this morning to aatend the
It is reported that the Kansas City
Smelting and Refining compdnjs plant
near this city is now handling 600 tons
e f are npr riav.
"o,.-. '- tt-i T o ' T,u! OI "e bmi
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paring for the duck hunting season j is the nrescnt H-ald L bunding
and figuring on the best resorts
visit during the early autumn.
Dr. Francis Gallagher, who Is at
tending Max Weber at his home across
the river, says that his patient is doing
very -well and is somewhat improved.
"Give-a-dam" Jones says that when
Alamogordo returns from Albuquerque
to play -a. return game with El Paso
Sunday a Athletic park he is going
to spring a wonder in the pitching line,
a cracker jack from Kansas City.
There came near being no band con
cert at the park last night because
of the failure of the employes of. the
electric light company to turn on the
lights. The light box is located on the
corner south of the Orndorff hotel. A
hatchet was procured and manager
ard, of the band, went over and
Broke open the box and turned on the
wiT5? lafSest deal in realty made In
isi Paso In recent years has been con
summated by the sale of the Center
S.' f"nt'ns on San Francisco
street and Little Plaza, for a consid
eration of $42,500. The sale is pecul
iarly gratifying in that the purchasers,
elix Martinez and A. Courchesne, are
.1 Paso business men. The pioneer
Grocery company, of which Mr Cour
chesne is nresident. ocr-imi th t
S!d- of the biuldmsr Tho ri,n,.c
ASHINGTON, D. C, Sept 19. To
the scientific system of oyster
planting and harvesting de
veloped by the United States bureau
of fisheries, the oyster season that
has just been proclaimed by the oyster
men promises to offer to the people
one of the most bountiful supplies of
bivalves in the history of the industry.
All along the waters that mark the
shore line of the Atlantic and Gulf sea
board the oyster has thrived this year.
Where a few years ago it beemed that
the natural beds would not stand the
drain they were undergoing, and it
was indicated that the oyster "was In
danger of becoming a food to be en
joyed only by people of well filled
purses, today they are more plentiful
Artificial cultivation has done this.
The oyster is a salt water animal, but
he needs fresh water, too, so his fa
vorite habitat is at the mouth of a
river where he can live in salt -water
and drink fresh water. Give him a
place that fulfills these conditions, and
then add shells from which he can
borrow lime to build his own house, (
ana you have an oyster farm. That has
been -the program in many places and
the result is that vast supplies of oys
ters now grow where none grew be
fore. In a single year Louisiana
gathered 4,000,000 bushels of oysters
from such "oyster farms."
Baby Oyster Is Fastidious.
An adult oyster can live almost any
where the scientist may place him, but
the baby oyster Is fastidious. There
fore, in making artificial oyster beds.
It is necessary to convert mud covered
bottoms covered with gravel, concrete,
or broken shells. It takes an average
or about oOO bushels to the acre to
convert water covered mud flats into
After the oyster bed has been pre
pared, then comes the "seed time."
Some planters sow small seed oysters
and raise them to marketable size.
Others sow a few brooding oysters
and grow the crop from their eggs.
But whatever way is chosen there are
seldom any serious crop failures in the
oyster industry. There are some
years when the oysters are more plent
iful than others, but the years of Tery
short crops are few and far between.
Makes Hen Appear a Piker.
As an egg layer, the oyster makes the
American hen look like a piker. Some
of the best of them lay 50,000,000 eggs
a year, and a common every day
: oyster can show 16,000.000 eggs a year.
It Is a mighty good thing that the
percentage of eggs that hatch and
yield adult oysters is a very small one.
for If It were not so, m five oyster
generations there would be no room
on this old planet of ours for us; in
stead there would be a pile of oysters
over Its entire surface with a total
Tolume eight times as great as that
of the earth.
Under natural conditions, it is said,
only one egg in ten million hatches.
If this ratio of adult chickens to eggs
were maintained, it would take about
7,000 hens a full year to lay enough
eggs t. grow one chicken. When the
baby oyster is hatched out it Is a free
creature, and It spends a few days
looking for a home. It tries to find a
place where the tide runs strong, for,
with all of it3 reputation for lack of
conversational ability, it Is wise
enough to know where it is most likely
to get enough to eat. When It finds
this spot it settles down to build its
home. This process consists of strain
ing many gallons of water a day, and
using the lime gathered in the opera
tion to cover itself. One thin layer
after another is secreted and permitted
to harden. Where a Darasite or a
r grain of sand gets into a place that
nurts tne oyster, the oyster sets to
work and builds a casing of lime
around it, thus making a pearL
Settles Down for Life.
Once the house process is started,
the oyster gives up all desire to travel
and settles down for the remainder of
its life. It stays there until man or
some other enemy gets it, or until it
dies a natural death. And the oyster
has many enemies. One of these is
the drum fish. He is a monster ot
powerful jaw and ugly mein, and his
delight is to happen upon a man
planted bed of oysters, for here the
oysters are usually young and their'
shells smooth and the more easily
crunched. Often these monsters will
invade a new bed and practically des
troy it before their presence is dis
covered. They travel up and down that
narrow fringe of water between the
fresh and the salt, where the oyster
beds abound, and can beat the most
expert oyster shucker In getting the
oyster out of the shell.
Another enemy of the oyster is the
starfish. Starfish travel In great
schools, at the rate of about 200 yards
a day. They begin their work of
preying upon the oyster when they are
no larger than a plnhead and keep it
up as long as they live. Their method
of attacking an oyster illustrates the
Ingenuity of even the most stupid of
They attach themselves to an oyster,
and then begin a tug of war that Is
won only by bulldog tenacity on the
part of the starfish. The oyster tries
to keep the fish out of his house and
the fish tries to get in. Finally the
oyster can hold the door to its en
trance shut no longer, and, giving up
in despair, permits the starfish to in
sert its stomach, through which it
absorbs the vital fluids of the oyster.
Supply More Wholesome Xow.
The oyster supply this year will be
more wholesome and freer from con
tamination than ever before, so far
as the United States bureau of chem
istry can affect it. The "floated"
oyster was interdicted several years
ago. Oyster men had discovered that
by taking oysters from their natural
beds and putting them in floats in
brackish water, they would double
their size in 24 hours, and they called
it "fattening" them. But along came
Dr. Wiley with the belief thatit was
no more possible to fatten an oyster
in a day than to fatten a steer In a
week, and he proceeded to put his
theory to the test. He cooked both
the "floated" and the "unfloated"
kinds under identical conditions, and
weighed the cooked oysters. He found
that the "floated" oyster was in truth
a "bloated" one. And the brackish
water they had imbibed In such Im
moderate quantities was .found fre
quently to contain dangerous germs.
So the "floated" oyster was ruled out
of interstate commerce.
But the federal government is power
less to protect the man who likes his
"plate of raw," or his blue points on
the half shell .where they are produced
and consumed within state. That is
a matter for state health agencies, and
many states are beginning to look
after this problem in much the same
way as the Federal bureau of Chem
istry. Tomorrow: Women and the Farm.
ITT ' Tl
A willin' worker is soon on a com
mittee. As soon as some folks recover
I form ther anxiety over th' peach crop
tney oegin v worry about th' late
By george: fitch.
Author of "At Good Old Slrrash."
THE watermelon is the
financier of agriculture.
VTA nAlt A AV nf 4 1
five ner cent of it is water. It
grows and swells through the summer
and becomes exceedingly great. Then
it is plugged and Io, only a shell re
mains. However, the watermelon differs from
other frenzied financiers in one respect.
It generally wears stripes.
The watermelon grows on a vine and
in the hot, dry summer when corn is
getting paralysis of the roots and is
shriveling up behind the ears it grows
plump and vast and acquires a rich.
hatch and '.red, juicy inside. A carload of melons
contains enough water to make one re
spectable rain storm, although there may
not have been any rain in the vicinity
for the past three months.
Melons are served by all restaurants
which are not too haughty, but eating
a melon with a knife or fork or straw
is as tame as dining off a cistern. To
enjoy this delicious fruit to the full,
the eater should cut it lengthwise into
a thick wedge shaped slice and then. I
plunging eagerly into the red meat, he
should eat until he has to come to tha
surface to breathe. 2fo one has really
"Bought and Paid For"
The Great Xew "York and London
By George Broadhurst.
Synopsis of Preceding Chapter.
Robert Stafford, New Tork million
aire, meets Virginia Blaine, a telephone
operator and stenographer. While tak
ing dictation in his apartments Vir
ginia is treated as a social equal. She
discusses the affair with her sister
Fannie, and her sister's fiance, James
Gilley, and next day is invited by Staf
ford to bring the two and come to his
house for dinner. They walk up Riv
ERE'S the house!"
The sound of James's voice
startled Virginia. She looked
up at"the apartment house he had in
dicated. They were standing directly
in front of the entrance, and the sud
denness with which she realized that
there was no t?me for further reflec
tion almost took away Virginia's
They wore In the most exclusive
neighborhood in all New Tork. In no
other part of the great city -were there
so many magnificent dwellings. From
almost every window could be seen
the beautiful Hudson river. Grant's
tomb, the majestic Palisades, and.
stretching away to the north, could
be seen the trees and meadows of Bronx
And there, amid all this wealth and
luxury, stood Virginia and Fanny and
James; How out of place Virginia
James was the first to recover him
self, if, indeed, he had lost his com
posure for a single second.
"Come on," he half commanded.
They entered the wide, spacious hall,
beautifully decorated with palms and
evergreens, and walked slowly, almost
In fear, to the elevator shafts at the
end of the lobby.
"Mr. Stafford's apartment," ordered
James, as he stepped back to allow
Virginia and Fanny to enter an eleva
tor. The elevator boy looked all three
over very carefully, and. as Fanny
expressed It. -"scornfullv." Of course,
they were not in evening dress, and it
was now a few minutes rast 7 oclock.
James had thought that a clean shave
and a shoe polish ought to be enough
to secure the respect of any one, and
the boy's indifferent attitude annoyed
him. Virginia felt hopelessly out of
place, for she did not own an even
ing dress and was not able to buy one
for this special occasion. Poor Fanny
was in the same fix, but she did not
The elevator stopped at the tenth
floor. James, as before, was the nrst
to take matters into his own willing
"Which way do we go," he asked
the boy. They were shown down the
long corridor, heavily carpeted. t an
apartment facing Riverside drive.
All three were surprised at the sight
that met their gaze. In the large re
ception room was a little Japanese
running excitedly about among potted
plants and magnificently upholstered
furniture. The lights were burning
brightly in every room and through
out the great apartment there seemed
an air of preparation, elaborate and
complete. The little servant stopped
ms wore ana approacnea the door.
"This Is My Birthday Anniversary"
AS it hard to go back to school today? And on your birthday, too?
-Luo uuiiuujij nuuiuu b uq xiuiiuaja, 11 we I1UU lllttlljf UL Liieui. 11, wua
a Frenchman that said, "A boy is better unborn than untaught,"
and the man from over the sea is right; school is the place for our El Prtso
boys and girls. Take hold of the work with a vim and see how interesting
your studies can become.
The names of the El Paso school children born on September 19 are given
below with their ages:
Ruth lleDbw, 8.
Albert Jforce, 9.
Sallie Glenn, 9.
Katherine Allen, 15.
Nadine Johnson, 8.
Grace Warden, 10.
Robert Bryant, 17.
John Leach, 10.
Rov Willis, 10.
Wilfred Davis, 12.
Hazel Gaskins, 10.
Cora Fair, 10.
Ben S. Smithy, 8.
This is a "baker's dozen" today. Tomorrow's list will be a "round dozen."
Look for it.
Let us have by telephone the names of any who may have been left out
of today's list, so that we can print them tomorrow.
-:- One Woman's Story -:-
By Virginia Terhnne Van de Water
Circus Employs An Army
Over 1200 People With Rlngllng-
Show Crooks Can't Stay With.
a Circus Little Interviews.
THER mothers than Mary Fletch- j 4 j
er have gone through the same
sensations that were hers when !
she left her only child at. the great
hospital where scores of other little
children were lying. She had never
appreciated the amount of suffering
In the world until she went into that
great building. ("The House of Pain."
she always called it afterward in her
own thoughts. Leaving her child there
was bad enough, but returning to the
tiny flat without him was worse.
She was allowed to go regularly to
see her boy. Outside the babies' ward
she was told to put on a cap and gown
lest she carry into the patients any
germ that might lead to infection. On
her second visit she hesitated before
donninjr the caD and gown assisted
"But these are not clean," she pro
tested. It was Sunday and visitors
were many. "I saw another woman
take them off just now when she came
out, and" with a slight shudder "she
was a very dirty looking person." j
j.uc tiucuuaui. snrusgea ner snouia
ers. "I can't help that," she said. "Or
ders must be obeyed."
"Even if gowns and caps are not
-clean?" asked Mary with a flush of re
sentment. "If visitors do not obey orders they
cannot go into the ward," replied the
attendant frigidly. And without fur
ther demnr. Mary donned the garo.
trying to forget the number of persons
who had already worn it today and
the number who would probably put
it on after she had finished with it
If wearing1 It was a sanitary measure.
It was a measure that had its defects.
Any one who has visited the babies'
ward knows how heart rending It is
to see the pale faced occupants of the
rows of beds. To Mary, the crying of
mc uauira was D1I1IU1. anil wmn
I times she mustered courage to call the
auejinon oi one or tne nurses to some
child whose walls seemed to denote
acute discomfort. But the nurse would
only glance at the smnii nntit ,-
Is this Mr. Stafford's apartment," 2r?JIy' 77ler53 ?thJng particular the
-a ran.. I matter with him." ana t-n ,.- ...... !
Only once did the sights and sounds
In the hospital actually unnerve her
It wa3 one Sunday afternoon, and, as
she entered the hosnital. she mot-
"The Watermelon Parasite."
enjoyed a watermelon until he has had
to shake the seeds out of his ears when
he has finished it
Melons are immune to chinch bugs or
boll weevils but suffer very severely
from parasites, one of which will fre
quently devour half a dozen of the
largest specimens. The melon parasite
has two feet, usually bare and weighs
from 60 to 200 pounds.
Raising melons is an anxious job as
the farmer has to spend most of the
month of August out in the hot field
shooting at parasites with a gun loaded
with rock salt. Those American men
who have never been a melon parasite
and have not climbed over a barbed
wire fence and outrun a load of salt and
a feverish bulldog while carrying two
melons, one inside and one out, have
missed much of the excitement of this
The easiest wav to locate a melon
(patch is to follow a darky on a country
ruau. ionverseiy tne easiest way to
take a colored census in any given vi
cinity is to instal a melon patch in an
exposed nosition and begin counting.
Copyrighted by George Matthew Adams.
PANAMA HAS d,AS IIW.'TH
CHINESE CO.VSUT GEXEHA1.
Panama,Sept. 19. A rupture h'as oc
curred in the relat'ons between the
Panama government and fu Yang
Keng, the Chinese consul general, at a
result of which the consul's exequator
has been returned to him.
The government officials allege that
the consul has been unduly active in
creating opposition among his coun
trymen to the provisions of the new
law which requires them to register.
Ginr, is addkd to .una1
TRAINIiOAD AT THIS POINT
On the train of aliens for deporta
tion which passed through El Paso
and New Tork, was Bessie Mendez. who
(Thursday night, en route to Galveston
and New Tork. was Bessie Mendez,
who was arrested on a white slave
charge in New Mexico and placed on
1he train here She is being sent 'o
her former home at Hamilton, Ont.,
G O O P S
By GELETr BURGESS
"Yes sir; excuse-a please; excusc-a;
please and come in."
"Is Mr. Stafford at home?" asked
"Excuse-a please. Mr. Stafford he
is not here. He say to me over tele
phone, he is very sorry, but there Is
big meetin' and he not get away. He
be here In half hour. He say for you
to wait till he come and he tell me to
say many times, 'Excuse-a, please;
"Very well, we understand. "We will
wait," Virginia smiled.
The servant took their hats and the
girls coats and withdrew.
"Isn't this beautiful? exclaimed
Fanny, as she looked about the great
room. And turning to James, she said:
"If It were only ours, Jimmy."
"Some class to this, eh?" expressed
the heights of admiration to which
Jimmy could rise at that moment.
"Say, he's one of the biggest men
in this town. Why 'he's got millions.
I'll bet he wants to marry you, VIrgle.
Gee, what a cinch! Would you take
him If he proposed?"
"Please, Jimmy, don't," was Virgi
nia's only reply.
"But think of Fanny and me," went
on the onthusiast. "He'd give me a
good job and then we could get mar-
Just then a Peachblow vase on the
mantel caught Jimmy's eye.
"Gee. I'll bet that cost 50r he ex
claimed, taking It down. He dropped
It and a cry of consternation went up
from Virginia and her sister. Jimmy
picked it up, managed to make the
broken piece fit into its original place
and returned the vase to the mantel,
turning the broken part to the walL
o V11, l.ay.,a "trord-" he cautioned,
and If 'Stafford finds It out. we'll
blame it on the Jap butler"
J'Wein,rdo ,n?thne of the kind." an
swered Virginia, sharply.
i.Trf" Sord has S01 t0 know we
tofnly shaJl."yU te" h,m' X ceIV
the main hall. The Japanese butler
passed quietly, but hurriedly, through
the room to answer it.
t ,?"? so. neTous," said Fanny. "Do
7h?keJhands wlth h,n 'when I'm in
meet you." d Z J"St say 'pleased to
'.?eIavS iust as yu would with any
one else." Mrinin,i . ... "
mti, ' . .--...,. uci aiaLcr,
,, "PJ- worried about
him. said Jimmy. "I'm
about that fl9rn.j,....
whH ahardly ended hls remark
r!nTh,f door from the hall opened,
and Robert Stafford appeared.
(To be continued.)
oung wmow wnose only child had
VER 1300 people, and that Is
not press agent's talk, but
good, hard fact," said Chas.
N. Thompson, superintendent of Ring-
Mn,s oBlos'- clrcus, last night when
asked how many people the big con
cern employes. "We had 1210 people at
lunch in the cook tent Wednesday in
J-eming and all the force is never at all
meals. There are always some who
prefer to eat out some place in town.
icsts thIs circus between S6&00 and
?7000 a day every day that It is out
and on our jump through New Mexico
and west Texas, we will lose several
thousand dollars. Ordinarily, our rail
road fare averages S700 between towns,
into Deming. from our last previous
SZ Pah he transportation cost us
5-000. We took in a little over $200 In
cash at Deming. The jump into El
Paso was not unusually expensive, and
here we had close .to 20.000 people at
J Afl10 Performances. Our tents hold
10.060 people, but they were not filled
exactly to capacity either time. From
here we Jump to Abilene, Tex., and miss
showing Friday night. Our expense
r .t0"1- " aa we xaKe in noth
ing, lou can see that long jumps and
small towns would soon put a circus
out of business.
"We are always glad to get to EI
Paso, for it is a good circus town and
gives us increased business every year
I first came here in 1883, Just 30 years
ago today, with the old John Robinson
f how .f eose. " soes Without say
ing that nobody of that time would
eer have expected El Paso to be the
modern city that it is today. My next
Brol.10!11130 Wa3 ln " iX leul
Sfw W ??s? 'tvas even then a small
? Bu,t to$S? E1 Paso ls one ot our
i1 sulds; The only drawback is the
long haul in and out and the lack of
!,i0wnS.,ar,ound you- Tha is what
hampers El Paso asia show town.
rve, we will not be here next vear
yeaam & Bailey will show hTre nexi
otif n01 Seneraliy known and is not
buf 'nf, rth? .rcns casement;
Dut it is a fact that Rlngllng Bros!
own both the Barnum & Bailey show
d?vld?eti,la,?,l,!B show and thit they
dV.de the te"-itory between the two
R3,6- Thls year tfae Barnum &
Bailey show coverert tho . Jt
S? ad PALin.? rtow the west
rhTn.;;r,Ir:L1rct.,: ear tQey wt
chance rrrf,- " "VL.t 5 l" "
been 111 for some days. When Marv circus can hi?:r .. .- lnoa eac"
andhis other mother reached "hebal years! Tblliiot3 ,tor
bies ward, the widow asked fh . 1 the nnu- Jv.l i0Ahow Is about
if she might go to her baby, whose
u wiis a.L me iar end of the long
room. The nurse replied that the child
had been worse todav. hut vns oi
Ing now and that the mother might go
the onlv oim Vf"T?""'r.J3 a"
leyand R,ngli sho havT to
t 18 ?ircus carries It own elec
MS" ? -f5 dMJcateo at
wnl,100 a' iL, the ahxlous lary PIalt can immeniatelf be cutnT
woman reached thp ha ! j i. Each is t,a c, ; -r..iy De cnc in.
assess1 a iama. ? fsi-inar-ss-is
"I'ritt mtFoo Iiaa
'"s " suuna, nurnea to her, and
when the mother brust into sobs, the
attendant reprimanded her sharply
"Be quiet!" she ordered. "Get out
of here at once, we can have no such
m?11"513, thls in here! Tes. the
child Is dead, I see. but I did not know
And she hastened the agonized moth
er from the room, following her with
the body of the dead child. Mary cov
ered her eyes with her hands for a
moment. She felt as if she would faint
but then she remembered that what
iuc uuirse naa saia was true that thera
should be no disturbance in here.
It was only the next day that Mary
reeclved a summons from the hospital
by telegram and hurried to obey it.
The physician in attendance told hec
iiSSd ,bf en aec,ded that to save her
child s life, an operation would be nec
essary. The swollen gland in the throat
was in such a condition that it must
be removed at once. As in all crises
or her life Mary found herself strange
ly calm. She consented at once to
wnaieyer tne snrgeon thought oest.
fire dmnrtm." "i "?"" ""J naS
about andSlto tT.re'SSSSS -engines,
for emergency use. e"ucai n"
h'3here s a sreat deal of difference
IT.6611 circus methods today and long
ago," reflected Maj. a A. Davis on?
ness.heat0thee.S,C,rC?3 N bu!
? t he is shovr Thursday night.
rThe grafters are no longer nennltted
ment6"? bnsiness andSthePanage
ment makes ewrr . rr"c.
crooks following the circus even tn
employing detectives to cooperate rtth
twJ0lice of every town. Tomght I no
Vn.,2,a man buynS Popcorn out in the
animal tent and he handed the seller a
quarter and said: 'Give me five! Tht
seller announced? We give six for ?
quarter and handed out six Mckaces
l? J& man- In the old days! the S?
would have got io cents a piece or any
?hh?Vrt a prlce ffn? the bue?
reaeriCOUld x saw a Mexican buy
reserved seats tonight and taV ti
move on without his change, Here
you. Mexican, come back Md get your"
change,' shouted the ticket seller and
Jk660311 returned for half a dollar
that he had forgotten in th itf-
By Wnlt Mason -
JOHN OSCAR E. O. ASTOR
When ladies bow
to you, do you
Take off your hat
and greet them, too?
Do you take off
, , your hat and bow?
You ought to do it,
Unless you are
Tl n a GoP. Kke Master
John Urcar Easter
bnt Be A
Tic road is long and dusty, his legs
arc old and rusty, and wearily he wends;
his clothes are all in tatters, but noth
ing to him matters; he has no home or
friends. The village housewives shoo
him, the fanners' dogs pursue him and
bite him wlion 1it- n. tlio litlo
children eye him with dread' when they
go by him alas, poor friendless man!
lie is a horrid warning, and some cold
winter morning we'll find him in a
ditch, as dead as old Jack Horner, and
in the paupers' corner his nameless
bones we'll Ditch. And once thisweary
vender had dreams as full of splenuor
as any you have known; and he had
hopes of rising to heights of fame sur
prising, where lie would stand alone. But
ere he sought the treasure he'd give
some days to pleasure, some hours to
wassail high; and so he played and ram
bled, in pleasant ways he gamboled, and
Youth went slipping 1"-. He wasted all
his chances, and now, as age advances,
wo see him in his rags; this is the true
life story of hosts of failures hoary, of
hosts of hungry vag. And is it your
endeavor, -voting man, so bright and
clever, like this old wrerk to be? Oh,
Youth, while vou are placing, in was
trel pntliw,is stniMng. the golden
chances floe Copyright, 1913, DY
George iiatthew Adams.
She seemed to live through many of the crowd, 2i , KIn th.e excitement
years while awaiting the result of the I saw a Ucket sefler L?lLS. utside
operation. Tet when she m toi innnn .-J.??iIer call a prosperous
that It had been successful and that mTXS. land W- ou
ner baby had rallied from the anaes- me.' Th Z L" Vneyyou.save
tnetic, she forgot her anguish in a
Sreat sense of relief and gratitude
? think," the surgeon declared, 'that
this operation will work a complete
change In the child's health. There
was a condition In that gland and
throat that was slowly poisoning the
little chap. If he rallies, as we hope
he will, he may be spared for years to
Hs did rally. Mary had a feeling
of surprise when she found that he was
really getting well. Day after day
the improvement continue on .
began to believe that the one sorrow
me' Th m- V """ juu gave
soi"pmT,t5nj?n became indignant and
fhi nly declared that he had given
SSnSfH SUer a dollar and did no"
?r5S? to have the ticket man flim
flam him and get any more. "Ton hare
"VSf ba to yon. said the ticke!
man, without even a smile- you t
me a 520 gold piece. The' man flok
the money and looked sheepish. A diV.
kofest man cannot hold a job with the
bknThl3 any more than with a
?!S .v S are t111 on the square, as
any other big business Is run."
f-anvas tents do not make a circus
fh"d alL?Ltb?.sbjr. ?t conf-inCeaCto
which she could not bear was not to 1 the sawdust arena." a. nii-m. ...? 4.
ComV, nerv ,et..me keeP my child." ! fasoan said Thursday afternoon after
she had prayed, "and I can endure attending the matinee performance of
artvnlnr plop tta i. -11 t , 1 th hT,- r it.- ,. j .? ul
Her prayer was answered. The day
came a beautiful Indian summer day
in November when she was told that
she might take her baby home with
her. Once more In their home, mother
and grandmother looked Into each oth
er s eyes across the small cot on which
the child lay. in spite of what he
had passed through, the little lad had
lost the expression of weariness and
suffering that his face had worn for
wee k5" ,He lanSbed up at his mother,
and held out his arms to his grand
mother. The elderly woman bent and
gathered him to her ample breast
"God bless him!" she exclaimed, her
vun-o Muucnnj,' ana her eyes full of
tears, and bless his mother too!"
Then, as she put the child down, she
turned to her daughterinlaw and
dr"SnddnoweaVoy han on her shoulder
'..n-L.?' Mary," she said, "we must
talk together of what's been in both
our minds during these days of anxiety
I ain't talked of it, because neither of
us was fit to talk- - .!. i.i
?Uhaveknwhaty,OUhVe beeT wonderi
,f J?af:bat s become of Bert. The
it . ""yi"i wnen we v
the show. "Like the ramM ww.i, ki
show man was going to bring out to see
the family of 14 children, there is as
much Interest to the slow peoplf i
the crowd which always gatherl aVound
a big tent as there is in the perform
ThurSdn,vdfh the peop,e Without.
hirVJ 1 ther? "vv'as eTely kInd of ve
.,? .. own to commerce backed up
with Its business end pointed toward
et c,rcus Io'- Peanut, ice cream,
watermelon and popcorn vendors were
mere crying their wares. The Mexi
cans who could not afford to go to the
show were standing around the en
trance to the sideshows, gaping at the
bright colored banners and listening to
the asthmatic band. The Mexican dulce
and ice cream dealers did a big busi
ness among their own people and
Peddled th.eir wares while watching
the circus people pass. There is as
much interest outside of the tents as
inside and one who hurries from the
tent into a car- misses half of the
'IlJS w1?6,- Uwt we have such a.
splendid hotel as the Paso del Norte
.v i ;. J "irj.:n,- said B. Blum-
.'.. "Z I " " ""-" " cirj.:n. - said R Tltiim-
that problem" -.,.- cnthal Thursday, after the marriage of
For Bert Fletcher had been awav V, aa"snier. -rne dinner and recep
from home for w wk, Mfl of tion aA the new .hotel was a credit to
tee. and in all thateoTkword EJttal & ?r and Mr Lin
from him had r.h ki t i.t ! "e."Val lamer of my new soninlaw.
mother. " """ "' "" LY'a me that the banquets which wc-e
S"!' a A.V.T 'ackstone and La Salle
S25 i-J? Cn,caSO did not beat our din
rtr?7 and reception last night. The
de orations of the hotel, the service
ana the menu were perfect"
(To be continued.)
XATIOXAL TAKES OVER
LOGAX LUMBER COMP.UY
The National Lumber and Creosot
lng company, of Texarkana, Ark., has
taken over the business of the Logan
Lumber company, which maintains a
branch office in this cltv. K. J Wil
liam:-, who has n-inesente.l the Logan I
nthnJ.. "''' OT'"""irn.t:,nar5e i Alamogordo. N M where they
- ..,. w1iij..uu,j in. iuu iivui. lattena tne school for the banc.
TWr$FrEIV,s buxd childrex
PASS THROUGH TO ALOMOGORDO
Thursday night 25 blind children
from various points in New Mexico
j'.-ssea throuch Kl Paso en route to
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