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Superior exclusive features and complete news reprt by Associated Press Iase6V W ire and
P 200 special Correspondents covering Arizonaew Mexico, west Texas. Mexico. Wash-
-pubHsh!dnby Herald Ne'ws Co!. Inc.: H. D. Slater'oner oi two-thirds Interest) President.
J a Wilmartb (owner of one-fifth intereiD Manager; the remaining one-eighth
Interest is owned among 12 stockholders v.t are as follows: H. L. Capell. H. &
Stevens. J. A. Smith. J. J. Mundy. Waters Davis. H. A. True. SIcGlennon estate.
W. F. Payne. R- C Canby. G. A. Martin. A.1 Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey.
EBASO herald
. Editorial and Magazine Page'
H. D. Slater, Editor-in-Chief ana controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 15 Years;
G. A. Martin is News Editor.
Wednesday, October First, 1913.
Behind Locked. Doors
EVER A POPULAR thing to do, a
has vigorously objected to the way in which the majority in congress has
gone about making laws. The American people are sporty by nature, and
they instinctively hate a poor loser. The one thing that makes possible the con
tinuance of this republic is the willingness of the defeated parties to accept with
out war the domination of the victors during the term for which they were elected.
In one aspect, this habit of compliance may be called the saving sense of humor of
the American people the spirit that makes it possible to shake hands, victor with
vanquished, and to live at peace in the same town with the man whose political
views may be abhorrent.
But purely as an interesting discussion of one phase of popular government,
and without any disposition to squeal because of the bitter taste of defeat, many
Republicans and other protective tariff advocates, and independent newspapers, are
finding some satisfaction in painting the present situation in congress iri its true
light The question was brought to the fore by the resignation of representative
Anderson of Minnesota from the ways and means committee, with the declaration
that the caucus system and secret committee system deprive him of any real par
ticrpatjon in discussing or framing of pending legislation.
The statement of facts will be agreed to by all parties. Tariff and currency
legislation has been framed in this way: The Democratic members of the
respective committees have met in secret and have not allowed the Republican
members of the committees to sit in the room with them during the framing of the
measures. After the work was finished, the Republican members were invited in
as a mere formality, and they refused to sign the reports which they had had no
part in framing. Then the reports went to the Democratic caucus, which also met
in secret. Not only were no Republicans admitted to the caucus, but the Demo
cratic members were oath bound to resist any and all amendments not offered by
their own managers, and to support the caucus bill without the minutest deviation.
Under such circumstances, the theory of real discussion, exchange of ideas, and
service of all sections and aU interests, in a popular assembly, becomes a hollow
As representative Anderson expresses it, almost half the house and senate
must sit idly by, as powerless as the spectators in the galleries to participate in
framing this most momentous new legislation; and' even Democrats find themselves
oath bound to "vote like sheep for the measures made by party leaders."
Many critics have declared that here is "Cannonism outdone." Nobody denies
that the Republicans did practically the same thing when they were in power, with
the exception that, the Republicans have never carried the authority of the caucus
to such lengths as the Democrats have carried it Even some Democrats and
Democratic newspapers are urging that the system be changed. On the other hand,
partisan upholders of the present system maintain that it is only one practical
way of limiting debate and preventing filibustering, without which limitation it
would be impossible to accomplish anything in representative bodies so large and
diverse as the houses of congress.
Democrats and Republicans have been about equally responsible for the gradual
reducing of the power of the minority. The question is really not a partisan one,
although it happens to take this tinge just now owing especially to the very tight
caucus and committee work of the Democrats, and the large number of Republicans
and Progressives who are on the wrong side of the locked doors. The discussion is
one that involves the deepest principles of representative government, and the
question may well be asked whether the polling of 6,300,000 votes out of 15,000,000,
or only 42 percent of the popular vote, really justifies the Democratic administra
tion in ruling the representatives of the remaining 58 percent out of all partici
pation in government.
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There are 533,000 teachers at work in the public schools of the United States,
and it costs $450,000,000 a year to keep the schools running' for the benefit of
18,000,000 boys and girls.
Did you ever think of yourself as a stockholder in the city of El Paso?
have a right to your opinions about the board of directors.
Last call for the mesa boulevard. The street car line is going up the hill,
public improvements are advancing fast, houses will soon be built, and the boule
vard will be gone forever. The whole responsibility now for the success or final
failure of the project rests with mayor Kelly and the city counciL
Let's Hear the
WHILE the "discussion" of valley farm marketing problems before the cham
ber of commerce board the other night was rather onesided, a good deal
that is of general interest, and of particular interest to farmers, was
brought out. The commission men certainly made a good case against those
farmers who do not pack their stuff properly for market, and those who manage
their business without system or forethought.
Surely all valley farmers are not of the classes complained of. There must be
some who know their business as well as the wholesale men know theirs; there
must be some fanners who use modern business methods. '
The question cannot be regarded as fairly presented to the public, until the
farmers have been heard from. If another meeting be called, at which farmers will
state their experiences with local commission men, The Herald will be glad to give
a very full account of the proceedings.
But perhaps a quicker, if not better, way to get the opinions of farmers will
be for them to write to The Herald, for publication, plain statements of their ex
periences this year and last, in trying to market their stuff through local buyers.
Some of the stories that have been told to Herald men by valley farmers do 'not
agree with accounts of the same or like incidents tcld by the commission men.
Let's have the whole truth.
The Herrld will be glad to print letters from valley farmers, bearing on this
marketing and packing problem. It would be well for each farmer undertaking
to contribute to the discussion, to read in detail the statements of the wholesalers
as printed in Tuesday's Herald, and then try to answer each one of the specific
The New York World thus graphically describes the method of state govern
ment that seems to be preferred by the majority of voters of New York state: "A
sordid, corrupt boss at one end of a telephone wire tells the assembly to impeach the
governor of the state, and the assembly responds like a trained dog."
The 'international school of American archeology and ethnology is serenely
pursuing its digfest in Mexico, upturning interesting relics of the past Among
the antiquities that ought to be carefully searched for is peace, blessed peace.
n .
Gen. Bliss ordered the troops to Eagle Pass without consulting Washington.
Is he in line for a reprimand, for doing something right? Washington has lost a
good political opportunity, and no doubt feels sore. Bear in mind that we never
should have had the Louisiana territory if there had been an Atlantic cable at the
time, to reach the ready-to-wear diplomat who took things in his own hands and
trusted to luck and the righteousness of his bargain.
(Topeka Journal.)
A contented man is always satisfied
with a hand to mouth existence.
Were charity always to begin at
home, there wouldn't be much left to
pass outside the family irjle.
Most women splurge in the dress
line, not to attract the men, but to
arouse the envy of their sisters.
There must be little satisfaction to
the critics In the knowledge that it is
easier to tear down than to construct.
A surgeon may leave a towel cr a
pair of scissors in an incision but he
is seldom so careless as to leave any
thing in a patient's pocketbook.
(Atchison Globe.)
So many professional secrets are not
worth knowing.
No one can make a cheap suit case
look verx i xpensive
ometinv s a reputation for wonder
ful memory is based on a note book.
member of the minority party in congress
Other Side
(Chicago News.')
Make few promises and keep what
you make.
A pair of yellow shoes doesn't age
more quickly than a pretty girl after
a mistaken marriage.
It's hard for some children to under
stand why they should take their
troubles to the Lord when they have
a mother.
The man who is too effusive in ex
pressing his gratitude for a srnall favor
is baiting his hook for a larger one.
(Philadelphia Record.)
An impediment in the speech may
be a blessing In disguise. If some of
us stuttered there wouldn't be so much
gossip in this world.
"Ifs the little things that count,"
quoted the wise guy "Perhaps." re
nlied the simnlp miier "hut don t lose'
sisrht of thp fart that ifs thf- biirE-pst I
fish that always get away." i
Invasion Story Is Silly
American Army Officer Says Mexican
Version of Lomo Blanco Affair Is
Fnnny; Little Interviews.
ARMY officers claim that the offi
cial report sent to the Mexican
government from El Paso that
the two United States soldiers invaded
Mexico, searched five wagons and an
army ambulance for ammunition, is
too funny to be taken seriously. "In
the first place," one of Uncle Sam's of
ficers said Tuesday afternoon, "no
United States soldier is going to in
vade Mexico to chase ammunition
smugglers when they know that the
renalty for being caught in Mexico with
arms is death without trial. In the
second place, they would ,care nothing
about the ammunition which was al
ready in Mexico for they would have
no power to return It to this side, even
if any was discovered, and again for
two soldiers to stand off a half dozen
brave wood choppers, three fiscal
guards and the driver of the ambu
lance was some bravery for two lone
United States troopers. It looks to a
man on this bide that Loma Blanca,
opposite San Elizario, was a strange
place for a Mexican army ambulance
to be unless there was something be
ing brought there which would be of
use to the federal army. Nothing is
more needed than ammunition and the
inference is plain. The excuse for the
embulance being there was that it was
going to Villa Ahumada with baggage.
"Why not send it down on the trains,
which are now running regularly on
the Mexican Central, instead of send
ing it In such a roundabout way
through Guadaloupe? Everyone who
knows anything about border condi
tions knows that ammunition in quanti
ties 4s being smuggled across the river
for the use of the federals and the hat
which was brought to this side as proof
of the invasion by United States sol
diers was pretty flimsy, as they may
be bought at any El Paso store and
many of the Mexican soldiers wear
them, even with the cavalry cord at
tached." -
Poor old Pancho Villa is dead. It is
true, for it says so in the Mexican Her
ald of recent date. He was executed
so the "official report" says, in Juarez
and was buried in the Juarez cemetery.
The execution was held by order of
brig. Gen. Castro, the "official report
published in the Mexico City paper says,
and the remainder of his band are to
be executed In the same manner, the
paper says. Villa was tried and sen
tenced by court martial, the report
says, and he faced a firing squad on
the outskirts of the town. The article
adds that with the1 execution of Villa
the revolution in northern Chihuahua
will be ended in a few days. This will
no doubt make Villa feel pretty tough,
for who wishes to read of his own exe
cution and burial.
"Can't you say something in favor
of the poor down trodden automo
billstr' D. C. Booth said Tuesday af
ternoon, after he had run through a
covey of kids in the plaza. "It was all
I could do to miss those youngsters,
who seem determined to be run over in
spite of my efforts to the contrary. If
I had accidently hit one. I would have
been sued. There should be a law pro
tecting the automobile from being run
over by pedestrians."
George Maslin, manager of the Har
vey house, was swatting the last flies
of summer Tuesday. He had smashed
three on the screen door, one on Ben,
the cashier's back, and two on the ci
gar case. 1 ..
, "Battin" about .50tf George," the reg
utor lunnh pnnntflr hoarder shouted.
"Sure and every time I bat, I hit
a fly."
And nothing could be heard in the
station yards but the chug chug of the
air pump on the engine of the Golden
State limited. ,
Some Fine Morning
By Walt Mason
"Some fine morning," says tired fatn
er, "when I have no chores to bother, I
will buy some life insurance, so that if
I cash my checks, my beloved wife Mi
randy will have chunks of boodle handy,
so the hungry wolf won't scare her, and
misfortune will not vex." Poor tired
father's kind intention is too excellent
to mention, but an auto climbs his per
son and he gives three whoops and dies;
and his wife and kidlets wonder, o'er
his coffin, how in thunder they will buy
next season's swatter, when it's time to
swat the flies. Some i fine morning
we'll be doing things that now we are
eschewing; things we ought to start
land finish now, this mornine:,. right
a'nay; much, ah much of all our sorrow
comes from waiting till tomorrow, when
we ought to shed our garment- and be
cutting ice today. "Some fine morning,"
says the loafer, 'Til get busy as a goph
er, and the natives all will wonder when
on me they cast their eyes." But the
morn for which he's waiting never dawns
and he is skating up and down the county
poor farm, herding bees and butterflies.
Copyright, 1913, by George Matthew
Gustavus Skimmidge
loves to scare
The little girls
and pull their hair.
He jumps at them
and scowls at them.
And bumps at them
and' howls at them.
There isn't any
Goop I know
Who is disliked,
detested so!
Don't Be A Goop!
P, -
flffN 7y V. J S
I reckon ther"!! alius be a few girls
that prefer a narrow buggy an' a hoss
that knows th' road. NoDuddy wuz ever
so hopelessly ugly that they stayed
away from a state fair.
Famine Lasts For 20 Years
Unbroken Chain of Crop Failures
Mokes Lean Era In England In
the I3th Centnry.
Br I- rMlerlo J. IlnsKIn r-
Continued from Page One.)
as there was any to sell, and In the
end 20,000 people starved to death in
"London alone.
One of the longest famines in the
history of the race was during the
Inst part of the 13th century, when, for
20 years together there was an un
broken chain of crop failures, of prices
that were all but prohibitive to the
poor, and of hunger throughout the
lentrth and breadth of England. Par
liament, at the end of this lean era,
passed a law Tegulatlng prices, and a
royal proclamation was made forbid
ding the manufacture of beer.
In 1321 Kngland had what is regarded
by most authorities as the last of its
serious famines. But this was the be
ginning of a series of great crop short
ages in Ireland. In 1332 wheat sold for
$10 a bushel there. A half century
later there was a famine of three
years in England, which was attributed 1
to the hoarding or corn. ine mayor
and citizens of London took out of
the orphnn's chest in their guild hall
money to buy corn and other foods be
yond its seas, and provision was made
whereby the government sold food to
the poor at appointed prices, where
they were able to pay for it. and took
notes payable several years hence,
where thev were not able to pay cash.
Elizabeth Made "Poor Law."
The English Poor Law dates from
1586 when queen Elizabeth "observing
the general dearth of corn and other
foods, resulting partially from drouth
but principally from the greediness of
the corn masters, issued a proclama
tion requiring government relief to be
extended by the justices of the peace
to the poor of their communities."
There -were numerous famines In the
17th century, beginning with one in
Russia, in which 500.000 people died.
Wars caused famines In Ireland and
in India during this century. In
,1796. occurred the first of the great
famines of India of which we have
record. It is estimated that 3,000,000
people died during this 'famine.
Ireland Suffered Much.
With the rapid growth of population
during the 19th century and the slow
development of transportation facili
ties there were demands for food that
could not be met India and Ireland
itere the worst sufferers. Ireland's
first great potato famine occurred in
1S22. and was repeated at intervals up
to 1846. During the latter year It
was supposed that 250,000 people died.
Parliament advanced nearly $50,000,000
for protecting the masses from starva
tion. More than 1,000.000 Irish left for
America to escape starvation and the
pestilence which followed. That was
the last of the great famines of Ire
land. A
A million and a half people perished
in India in 1S69 and 5.000.000 in 1876
to 1S78. In China nearly 10,000.000
people perished during this latter
period, and in the last year of the
century the last of the great Indian
famines occurred, entailing a loss of
1,000,000 lives and $250,000,000. The
government spent $50,000,000 on relief
and at one time nearly 5,000,000 people
were dependent upon outside aid.
While there are no statistics avail
able to show the number of people who
died from starvation in the nearly 400
famines of history, it is conservatively
estimated that no less than 200.000,000
have died from starvation, and that
of these three-fourths may be attribut
ed to crop failures which were the re
sult of drouths.
Tomorrow: Music in America.
14 Years Ago Today
from The Herald This Date 1S99.
T. E. Hunt left for the west this
W. T. Hlxson is confined to his home
on account of illness.
Tom Courchesne returned over the T.
& P. today from Chicago.
R. E. Baker was a passenger over
the Santa Fe this morning to L03
E. L. Dwyer and F. C. Cairns were
passengers on the Santa Fe for Chi
cago today.
Mrs. Gus Buckler left for New York
today on several weeks' visit to her
former home.
Superintendent A. S. Greig and
daughter were registered at the Pler
son yesterday.
Mrs. H. Edwards has returned from
a month's visit with her daughter in
Longfellow. Ariz.
Mrs. H. Mundy returned to the Mundy
ranch in New Mexico this, morning.
after a visit to tu .raso.
X f Fnrnhnm. conductor on the
Mexican Central, has gone to Chicago
for a visit, accompanied by his wlte.
H. Alexander, assistarft freight and
passenger agent of the hlte Oaks,
came down from Alamogordo last night.
,Many notable productions will be
presented at Myar"s opera house this
year, which is under the management
of A. T. Samworth and T. J. Cassldy.
Upon inquiries among grocery mer
chants, it is gratifying to learn tnat
all those who close up Saturday night,
aot re-openlng until Monday morning
are prospering in their business.
The city schools were never so well
equipped for the winter as now. nis
year has been a wonderful one in the
,,ni.,tifiin rtC th. v onH tYia ciTtpn.
sive improvements are the wonder of
all visitors.
The Campbell Real Estate company
filed a deed yesterday afternoon con
veying to the International Light &
Power company, lots 11 to 13, inclusive,
block 78, having a frontage of 104
feet on Campbell street.
During the month of September the
records at the city clerk's office show
that 26 building permits were Issued
with a total inestment in suostantial
improvements in this citv of $53.J44.
This is a rrmarkuble increase over the
1 month of August,
Author of "At Good Old Slwaab."
A TEAR is a drop of liquid woe spil
""jgaoTelf'are composed ot tears
to the extent of about 9C perceut and
shed them with the utmost industry. A.
baby can cry as easily as it can ram in
l'ortiand Ore. Babies cry because they
are hot or cold or hungry or bored or
sleepy or wakeful, or sad or angry or
mediatativre. They also cry because tneir
lathers a'e Republicans or because they
are going to grow w and -work some
time and because whit s going down
and for reasons which they have lor;
getten, but do not need.
However, after babies grow up. they
change materially. If a baby is going to
become a man it stops crying about the
age of nine, unless it is going to become
a minister or a criminal lawyer. It trie
baby becomes a woman it saves up its
tears and applies them where they will
to the most good. ,
This is a great lesson on the value ot
conservation. When a baby is shedding
a gallon of tears every 24 hours nobody
minds' them much. But when a beautiful
young woman saves up her tears and
allows them to trickle down her nose at
11 p. m. after a heatca aiscussion, iue
voung man who caused said tears hoists
the white flag and begs her to use him
for a boulevard.
"A baby can cry as easily as it can rain
in Portland."
Women's tears are more effective than
babies' because they do not waste thesu.
When a woman cries too much her nose
becomes red and her complexion peels ff
in such a manner as to cause great in
difference among the opposite sex. But
when she smiles most of the time and
onlv heaves in a tear at a critical point
in the argument it is more effective thun
a dynamite bomb.
Many a man who could swim the Mis
sissippi tiver with his shoes on and who
is not afraid of water in any form ex
cept when it is in a glass has been
washed entirely off his feet by two tears,
one on each side of a perfect nose.
Some women have to earn money bv
soaking their hands in water in a wash
tub. But more women have been able to
earn handsome allowances and to have
the same increased regularly by merely
dampening their cheeks with a tear or
two occasionally. Tears have .vorried
menarchs, rocked nations and have re
duced captains of industry to subjection.
And now that the bonnet ballot is beeom
ing general tears may vet win more votes
than cigars, dollar bills or jobs with the
city administration.
Tears are mighty and sliouldbe regu
lated by the interstate c -nmeree com
mission. Copyright by George Matthew
Letters to The Herald.
TA11 communications must bear tho
signature of the writer, but the name
will be withheld if requested.!
Editor El Paso Herald:
Please give a short account of life
and death of Joan of Arc. How did
she meet death? Was it by rope or
fire? Rex.
Joan of Arce was born January 6.
1412, in Domremy, France, the dauch
ter of well to do peasants. During her
girlhood France was in desperate
straits. When Charles VII. was made
king on the death of his father, in
1422. all the north of France was under
English control.
When Joan was 13 years old she be
lieved she heard an angel's voice that
said, "Be good; go to church often."
The "voices" became more frequent.
Saint Michael told her of the sad state
of France and her mission. He told
her that she had been chosen to re
store happiness to France and to aid
king Charles. "Put on a man't clothes,"
he said, "you shall be the chief in war
and all shall be done according to your
advice." For four years the "voices"
continued to speak to her after this
manner, but it was not un.til the king
had met with many defeats and the
English had laid siege to Orleans that
she acted on their instructions. Then
she went to the French commander,
and after much effort succeeded in
convincing him of her sanity and in
getting an escort to the king, to whom
she rode in male attire '.n February,
1429. After months of delay she was
employed by the king and a suit of
armor was given her. Her banner was
white, embroidered with lilies; on one
side a picture of God enthroned on
clouds and holding a - globe in his
hand; on the other the shield of Franco
supported bv two angels. This she
carried herself into the front of every
In April. 1429. Joan led the French
troops to the relief of Orleans, which
was besieged by the English. The
siege was raised and from this time she
was known as the Maid of Orleans.
The national ardor of the French was
kindled to the utmost, while Joan be
came the dread of the English. By
her own people she was beloved and
revered as an angel from God; by the
English she was believed to be a witch.
After bringing about the crowning of
the king. July 17. of that year, she
wished to return home, deeming that
her mission had been accomplished;
but the king importuned her to remain
with the army, to which she consented.
But from this time ner lonune
changed, and she failed in several un
dertakings. In a sally which she led
from Campiegne she was taken pris
oner and turned over to the English
by the besieging party of Burgun
dlans. Sh was taken to Rouen and
confined in chains. Wearing men's
clothing and cutting off her hair were
two of the charges made against her
when she was brought before the in
quisition. She was tried as a sorceress
-nd the trial dragged on for months.
Finally she was condemned to be
' burned to death. Terrific pressure was
' lirnuo-ht tn hpar nn hpr riurinc the next
few days. There was a recantation
and -her punishment was then com
muted to life Imprisonment; but the
English felt it necessary that she be
put to death. The outcome was that
she expressed regret for her recanta
tion and was condemned and burned at
the stake May 30. 1431. Editor.J
A number of the ilrv goods, clothing
rn-1 slio.- oirs will losc Lin rua" ijc-
v c f "Roh llah.inali, Jewish .Now
I car's.
"This Is My Birthday Anniversary"
ANOTHER month is upon & Beautiful October, with its "sweet, calm
sunshine," 'its clear skies, flowers of gold, and invigorating air has
come to stay with us just four weeks and three days. It is our high
privilege to welcome it this Wednesday and make the most of each day as it
rolls along, opening our hearts to its beauty, and breathing in the tonic it has
for us.
Ten El Paso boys and girls are so fortunate as to begin a new year with
October 1. We wish them much happiness as we list their names:
Rosine Amador, 5.
Alexine Alma Barfz, 5.
Frank SrcLure, 10.
Catherine'Jfcrike, 10.
MargaretrfSgan, 8.
Telephone us, pleasef we have left any names out. We wish to pub
lish all. , r
Equal Standard of Morals
STothern Must Resin Reform Move
ment In the Training of
Their Sons.
By Virginia Terbnne Van de Water
F course I believe in an equal
standard ot morals for both
sexes," declared a man to me
i n aTTrtv c-hnnlil vm-tmn.. t. .
ionB iBu. .."j -.wv. nimu uc
condemned more than a man when "erwho followed immediately behind,
she forsakes the beaten and decent t The colonel got up and saluted. He
path? In either case the sin is the had a Kreat respect for his sister,
same and the matter of difference of "bear brother," she said, "It is a sad
sex makes it no less." errand that brings me here today.
"Do you really believe that?" 1 1 charles is in trouble again."
asked. "I am told that, as men's j Charles was her only son. a pay
temptation are many, there is more VOUI1 officer in a cavalry regiment,
excuse for them than for women if : J -vell'"
they do not live up to the standard 1 "Gambling, of course."
of right." j -How much did he lose?"
He shook his head. "If men s -Five thousand francs. I cannot pay
temptations are many," he replied, ! them as I have only my pension
"men belong to the stronger sex. Men j -Then I will pay once more, bat this
boast of their strength and deplore i m De the last time. I am going to
women's weaknesses, then let them J put an end to this gambling among"
prove their strength by keeping . officers, it is against the army regu
strafght. and let them show their ap- i lations."
preclatlon of woman's weakness by The colonel did not succeed in put
pitying her when she makes a false i ting an end to the gambling. The of
step." v I ficers simply gambled elsewhere and
As I have said, that was long ago.1 few weeks later found Charles de
Some years later I learned with dis-
may that this man and his wife nad
a falling out.
"He was furious with his wife," said
my informant, who knew the couple
well, "because her name was connected
with that of a certain man of un
savory reputation. I do not think
that she was ever really immoral, but
the fact that she bad been so reck
lessly imprudent angered ,fier husband."
Ills Practices.
It also happened that circumstances
threw this husband a friend of bygone ; rslauvaire."
days into association with me soon The officers stood as If petrified,
after this rumor reached my ears. In None of them had seen the man be
the course of one of our conversations ' fore, but his name they knew only
he spoke bitterly of "the shadow In j too well, tie was the -amous sleum,
his life." engaged by the chief of police to sup-
. "Julia Is selfish and self-absorbed," ' press gambling.
he insisted when I 'suggested that he rinit me to do my duty, gentle-
was harsh in his judgment of her. "No, ' n."
we are not going to be divorced for , railed the waiters and ordered,
we feel that it uould be unfair to the 'them to" put the money, cards and
children. But we are living a parr tem- ! chins into his satchel and made a note
porarily until I can sift this matter
out and see just now wrong my wife I were present. Then he saluted ancrierc
has been." the room.
"I do not believe she has been guilty 1 For several days the officers went
of anything worse than folly and Im- f about in fear and trepidation but no
prudence." I protested, "and surely Tu I news. At last the suspense became un
can forgive those, j All people maker bearable "and - Charles called on his
mistakes sometimes." ., ; uncle to try to. -find out how matters
His face flashed. "My wife should stood,
not make such mistakes," -te ex- . t- was greatlv surprised when the
claimed. "Does she forget the dis- J colonel received him most cordially and
honor she may bring upon my name said no word about the gambling. EvI
and upon my children? A -voman can- dently he did not know anything and
not be too careful!" . " that meant that the police had handed
'Have you always been careful?"
I asked softly. For I knew that he.
himself, had not been entirely the soul
ot propriety.
The Masculine AnsTrer.
And then, in spite of the protest -
tions of former years, he mae the
masculine and to the mind of man
the unanswerable statement, "with a
ujiian ii is aiiierent.
After a little more cooversation I
gathered courage to remind him of
what he had once said to me about "an
equal standard for the sexes.
10U have changed vour views.
haven't you?" I asked.
"No!" he declared stoutly, 'not at all,
except when the woman happens to te
my wife!"
Ho had the grace to blush as he
thus revealed his ideas, and vet I
knew that he spoke a truth that lies
at the bottom of many a. man's heart.
Men pity the fallen woman in tha al
stract. they condemn women who are
hard upon her, they give mont.y io
houses of refuge and one would think
them the soul of pity until a woman
belonging to them falls; then ihs wnole
matter cnanges.
It 1S nrtt fair TIAVArttmlaac T n.
told that It is impossible Ztr a roon
to rise above this inherited feeling
yet there are men who have done so.
A wild. Bad Dream.
One, a plain farmer, learned that his
girl-wife pretty, foolish creature
had gone away with a handsome city
rascal, and he tried to harden his heart
against her. Yet when, a week later.
she came to her senses and returna,
pale and conscience-smitten, and.para-
j'""'"!. iuo iituuisai a prayer, pieaaca:
. a... nu mum ituriuj iu ue caiifa
your wife, let me be your servant!" He
lifted her from her knees to his breast
and said, "I have been waiting for you,
little girl. You have had a wild, bad
uicaui, uui n is aii over. i
A. woman to whom I told this storv i
auiusrgea ner snoulders. "What a
pusillanimous fellow he must be!" she
exclaimed. "Such an action was cer
tainly not like a manly man."
2o, it was more like God, wasn't it?
Women Mint Stnrt Reform.
This woman's censure reminded me
that the men are not the only persons
who do not live up to s. belief n an
equal standard. And until we nmen
live up to it, we cannjt blame m-n for
condemning our sex when we forget
our womanhood. It Is with women
that the reform mujt begin. The
mother must train her boys to believe
in this eual standard, to say, as i;.es
one mother: "If yoa want your wife
to be a good, pure womm, make jov
self the kind of man that a good, puie
woman should marry.
Wails From the Worried
Dear Editor:
I have a diploma that is badly wrin
kled and T wish to have it framed. How
can I take the wrinkles out of the
parchment without Injury?
Chris. Krinkle.'
Answer: Have referred your inquiry
to the beauty department.
Dear Editor:
Have been greatly annoyed with tke
"Black Hand." Every week I get oi,
...!.. ...n TVk.t el.ll T (St
Manuel Smearj (
Answr: Let your wife fill yoir
fountain pen for awhile.
Dear Editor:
Pieast tell me of some easy way fir
removing fresh paint.
Olive Tone.
Answer: The easiest way we knoy
of is to sit on it.
Dear Editor:
I have been working in one place for
three ears and have never had at
advance in salar I am thinking of
getting married, and would like to get
more pav. Would that be good ground!
for asking for a raise?
i riuj
AnR.Ai Tr it- If the bOSS don't
object to "the union, you may get it.
Dear Editor m-r.i and aJ
M nit e wtll toon be miirrieu ana j
t . . -V V '" f ,,. t .h to make
I her a gift of something that she willhere.
Stewart Henry, 11.
Harold Ackerman, 11.
Blanche Kennedy, 13.
Hiram Duncan, 13.
Ruby Nunn, 17.
The Police Inspector
A. Short Story.
HB colonel has been ordered to
9 remain in quarters by his doc
tor and he was very much out o
humor because of the Inactivity and
the strict diet.
He was lying on tne soia. wucu
nn,.gj his sis-
. Grandpre and a group of friends at the
green table in a cafe where they had t
hired a room, binaries was in men
this time and at two in the morning:
he had won 300 francs.
There was a knock at the door and
a voice outside gave the proper pass
word. A tall dark man with enormous
whiskers entered, the room and saluted
the officers.
T .nm from the minister of war.
srentlemen." he said. "I am Inspector
' of the names of all the officers whpw
in no report so far.
; When Charles returned with the news
his comrades were as surprised as he
J had been and discussed what to do.
' but no one could suggest any advlca
j until CapL Brisac'said:
i "There is only one thing to do. We
! must see Blauvaire right away and ask
'. -n not to report the matter to the -I
t minister and donate the money to tne
police fund. I am told he is a very
I nice fellow when you tackle him the
! right way."
! All agreed and a few moments later
I CaDt Brisan and Charles In citlzen-3
clothes were on their way to Blau-
vaire's house.
servant in livery opened the door,
took their caids, and a moment later
conducted them into a large room
where a small gray haired gentleman
was working at a desk.
He looked up and said:
"What can I do for you gentlemen"
"We came to see Inspector Blau
vaire." ; "I am Blauvaire."
The two officers looked at each other
in snrprise. The gentleman who had
surprised them at the green table was
I . 1 .t J a ! T . Tl ...
was an absolute contrast
' "Did you ever " said Capt Brlsoc
j "The man roust have been an Ixa-
, postor," whispered Charles.
! "Yes," groaned the captain
"He must have been in league wi'h
the waiters."
"Of course."
Inspector Bhtuvaire started at them,
then picked up their cards and said:
"Will you please explain what brings
you here captain. I am very dust
"Certainly. Inspector." the capta.n
stammered. "We thought, we would
It was an evening we had a little game,
no. what do I say we were not gam
bling J
"Of course not." said Charles.
"I see," said Blauvaire. "You are
not quite sure what you were doing,
but you may just as well give me the
whole thing straight"
There was nothing else to do and the
captain told everything In detail.
Inspector Blauvaire shook his 'sad
and frowned. Then he said gruffly
"If I do not find the impostor, I
shall make no report Good afternoon,
gentlemen." '
When thay were once more outside
Capt Brisacsaid: "He is no fool If
he does not catch the rascal It is bet
ter rtr his own reputation as a de
tective to sdy nothflig about the mat
ter. j Thy never heard anything of the
' affair again.
j appreciate and use personally Would
j an electno runabout be likel to please
1 her.' She is foad of rWing.
Harley Qumn
Answer: Sure thing A woman likes
anythmt; she can drive.
Dear Editor:
Please tell me how to remoie stairs
frm a piece of flowered lawp -w thojt
injury. Ruth Lfs te
Answer: A lawn mower is sa'- t
you keep our fingers out of It
Albany, N. Y Oct 1. District attor
ney Whitman, of New York, and dis
trict attorney Conger, of Lutchess
county. hae suggested to acting gov
ernor Glynn that efforts to return
Harry K. Thaw to this state from New
Hampshire be placed in charge of the
attorney general.
If the case Is turned over to the at
torney general. It Is said he will en
deavor to obtain an indictment in New
York county charging conspiracj
Douglas Lynch. id to be wanted here
on a charge of embexxlenunt. has been
irrpntwl at Troune. Tex. The amount
1 f 1.1 l.nnfl in tlif. maa lum Twaii rJnced
. J5W) Unless the defendant furnishes
the bond for his release at Troup.
. , T r .
deputy sluntf v.ill le.ive to b-i'g lynch

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