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AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO THE SEEVICE OP THE PEOPLE, THAT HO GOOD CAUSE SHALL LACK A CHAMPIOK, AND THAT EVIL SHALL KOI THRIVE UNOPPOSED. H. D. Slater. Editer-JB-Ckief and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 15 YearSJ G. A. Martin i News Editor. EL PASO Editorial and HERALD Buperlor exclusive features and complete news report by Associated Press Leased Wire and 200 Special Correspondents covering Arizona. New Mexico, west Texas. Mexico. Wash. ington. u. ti. ana new i"1-, lagazine ge Thursday, Nov. Twenty-seventh, 1913 Stevena. J. A. Smltli. J. J Munay. waters vavis. ja. a. atuc; aicviiepnon .eaiaxe, W. P. Payne. R, C Canby, G. A. .Martin. A. I Sharpe. and John P- Ramsey. Thanksgiving AS the rtd year sadly drifts outward to the sunless sea, we are thankful for the gifts we've received abundantly. We are thankful for the wealth we can earn when we're employed, we are thankful for the health which the docs hare not destroyed. We are thankful for the shacks, neat and warm, in which we lodge, thankful for the income tax which we'll now proceed to dodge. Thankful that the wintry gust which will shortly shriek and prance is not fur nished by a trust, which would charge us in advance. Thankful, as we shovel snow, that the summertime is gone, when we used to have to go, sweating blood, to sow the lawn. Thankful that our credit's good with the coal man- till it fails who weighs out his coal and wood on apothecary's scales. Thankful for so many things! For this turkey, "mong the rest; thankful for the legs or wings, if we cannot get the breast! Thankful for cranberry sauce, and the saffron pumpkin pie; any man's a total loss who on gratitude is shy! Let us sing a hymn of praise, sing it with abounding verve; we've been favored all our days, blessed with more than we deserve. (Copyright by George M. Adams.) WALT MASON. Moving Pictures A GOOD LAUGH is the best medicine in the world, and the purest essence of comedy is to be found in the antics of young animals. T&e frisking of a calf is sheer joy of living. Humor lies in the unexpected, and the sud denness with which he decides to try the air and with which he jumps up all four feet from the ground, or whirls about or sidles or bumps with his black furry head, makes him a very amusing moving picture. There is not an atom of malice in the whole show, no harm to the world. It is true he butted Ellis the ether day when the boy inadvertently turned his back, but Ellis laughed the quickest ana brags how that calf is the playfulest ever he saw. The calf does several tar.go and Boston steps all because of his healthy joy .and the spring in his young grow ing muscles. The colt is thistledown, he is so light of foet But the calf is a heavily gal loping, furry browed humorist who hangs and8wings his head. He is possessed with a desire to butt the world down, and prac&ces bumping into everything with his big furry head. He has a long gray tongue that licks the blacking off shoes and the fuse off sweaters and salt off palms and takes an ecstatic sweep over a straw hat if it gets a chance. It is best tb keep an eye on the little fellow and ' where he is aiming bis head, but "He ain't mean, that calf ain't mean, his mother's a little nervous, but that is aU, and that calf's the finest calf in the country. There ain't a six months old calf you can find that will measure up to him." If one could put the little chestnut colt in a vaudeville or in a moving picture, just as he is, the world would laugh to see. He has to stay in the big box stall while his mother is working, but Sundays when the farmer lets Kate out in the pasture with her colt, the youngster is nearly wild with the joy of freedom and with the springy feeling in his slim legs and nimble hoofs. He clears a four foot gate easily, and gallops like the wind. The farmer calls "Whoa" and the colt stops to breathe, but seeing a cloud moving in the sky, he takes motion to himself too and flings his hind heels up to heaven. When they are down again he tries standing on his hind legs and attempts to paw the clouds. On all fours for a moment he crops a bit and gallops down to the silvery frosty brook that trickles through the grass, daintily lips it, and is off again with the wind. When he comes round the farmer quiets him, "Whoa, El Paso, whoa there, do you want to kill yourself running so wild? Quiet there." He is a very biddable colt and quiets down for a moment or so to cropping, but the springs in his legs and feet feel too good under him, life is too much worth living to stand still. He jumps sidling up to his mother and gives her a gliding, sideways, one-step kick. He wants her to frisk too. But Kate knows hard work and she won't waste any resting time in doing fandangos, and she pays bo attention to her child. Off he goes racing with the wind; an oak leaf flutters across the sky and makes him wilder than ever with his race. "Whoa there, El Paso, whoa, whoa there, quiet down," calls the former. The colt, all trembling and not absolutely sure of his new and very excited little feet as he tries to stop, comes up and rubs against the farmer's hand and is away with a wide jump, his head down between Ms legs. The farmer quiets him down again. He would kill himself with frolic His mother is steady enough and sober enough; except for certain sprightliness in her trot and wilfulness about bridges and gates you would never know Kate has spirit, but the coifs father was a wild one, a cavalry officer's horse, used to polo playing and high living. The farmer has an idea El Paso will never go to the plow, that a more brilliant future awaits him. "Why, look, he's some colt, only sis months and nearly as high as his mother and she ain't what you'd call a small horse." f And pigs. It is almost like a football game to throw ears of corn in the pig lot and see the rush and tackle, the flying wedges and the long, swift, stealthy runs. Watch that Httle porker trying to get around the edge of the bunch with an ear of corn, trying to avoid notice bat nevertheless going faster than evet porker ran before. Wateh the Mack and white fellow get in under where the big ones are nosing an ear of corn, and see him snatch it and run. Watch the heavy weight drop down on the little fellow and watch the long run of the whole bunch. Somehow the farmer boys seem always perfectly good natured with the animals. They may be red and breathless and angry while they are chasing a fugitive pig over three or four acres, but when they fall down on him arid hold him, as soon as they have breath they are up laughing and good natured again and they never take it oat on 'the pig. Two big, good humored farm boys have to move two old sows from the lying in quarters in the barnyard to the pig lot It is their last chore before supper and they want to get through so they hurry along pell mell, as fast as they can. Anyway thafs the only way to handle pigs rush them through. If you stop a minute to theorise or breathe or rest, the pig doubles the distance between you and him, or between him and whatever destination for him you have in your mind. There's lots of laughing and shouting. The other farm folks -get through and stop to watch the boys. The farmer's wife with her little one pulling at her skirts and her check apron carrying eggs and baby turkeys, stops to laugh at the belter skelter higgledy piggledy scramble. Each boy has a stout old pig by a rope to one of her hind hoofs. They point their pigs toward the lot and then slap them and run as tight as they can with the pig and all goes well for as much as two seconds, when the pigs right about face and go back towards the old quarters, tripping the boys with the ropes as they skurry past The boys are up and after the pigs in an instant, throwing themselves an Thpm tn ratrA thorn 3. -fnntHall r.l.Ttn ..i.i. m't. 1 ... creatures the right way again, slapping, lB ""u'B " ium.ua: were let Off the pigs go at right angles, but shoutine and never stooaimr one moment way for more than two minutes at a time, but the boys turn them and run them and finally get the creatures into the lot where they are perfectly satisfied to be. The boysget together breath enough to whistle as they go home. It is all in the day's work. There is the test of strength with strength, and the pulling power of a mature sow is not to be sneezed -at; there is the test of speed with speed, for the sow can run surprisingly swiftly and there is the test of boy's will against pig's stubbornness. The triumph has aired the boys' lungs and minds. It is good to beat in the tussle, and ths boys are better tempered than ever. There is always this joy ef farm life, if you like it and ifyou can make a farm succeed: its difficulties and trials and setbacks strengthen your strength, widen your philosophy, give fflHp to yonr humor, and make you friendly m ith beasts and skies and winds and rains and suns and with the broad curving earth itself. A Seattle prospector ships ores to the university by parcel post and finds it easy and cheap to dc -se, but the carriers don't find it so easv. Tn the wr Htieo .!... 4. is, " -s , . wmc auuuuwKtw die usea lor carrying "" " kw maua umeietice, Dut on .: u iuis wuu nave 10 go aDsur. witn Dozes and bundles strapped en them that would make a mule or camel packer a marvel to see. o Washington police are certainly scairt of the suffragists. When a young woman chalked a suffrage anneuncement on the sidewalk telling a protesting nearby policeman to "never mind," tne policeman telephoned headquaiters that m&tancy had surely arrived in this country. The woman paid her fine for saaang a cop and the incident was closed. No windows broken, no hatchets inried at eur Hand and smiling Bryan, and for the time at least, Washington's fears of militant suffrage, are allayed. 0ea't cheer, boy: the poor fellows Texut before SanHlpo thaf eaifl if the Texas before Santiago that said it? Qne-Sentence ftUAlvBR MEDITATIONS (Philadelphia Record.) A drum is never a delusion, although it may be a snare. Man's aim should be amiable. It's generally, the people who know the least that dell the most. A gold brick would scarcely be re ferred to as a gilt edged investment. The politician la never lacking in pluck where the plum tree is con cerned Some people never put off until to morrow the unpleasent things they can sai today. Its a shortsighted policy to take care of jour pennies ana let your dollars take care of somebody else Tommy "Pop, what do we mean by the higher education?" Tommy's Pop "B the higher education, my son, t e mean that the more we know the less we beliee." On the Farm shouting, and running along with, them, j loose. ,1 the boys are after them slapping and" I for hrJth ti,. , ,;,- 'ESS I ., . . . " - tne parcels sent by post, the size and rural routes tne parcel post is working are dying." Wasn't it CapL Philip on ' f ua Philosophy JOTJRXAIj bntries. (Topeka Journal.) Jo man can make much of a show by parading his virtues. Most people make the mistake of judging others by themselves. A reasonable allowance of pin money may also aiert alimony. Tim ui tne world a stage, no won- ; der there are so many bum actors. 1 mere is this to the advantage of castles in the air. You don't have to pay taxes on them. GLOBE SIGHTS. (Atchison Globe ) There are a few happy homes where rather is welcomed home every night like a conaueiinir hern "A lot of pleasure lies in looking ahead after l got old enough to get a fur ooat, I didn't want one.' Rufe Hoskln? 1 Tossing Letters Is Difficult Railway Postal Clerks Mus'fHave the Throwing Habit Down Fine: Are Well Pkld Now. By Frederic J. Hnsktn w) ASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 27. If you can Imagine what It means to lnow the exact location of some 10,000 postofflces; to know by what railroads they are reached, and ; by which of these roads a letter will j reach them quickest, through what junction points it must travel, and a hundred and one other things; and then to be able to throw letters into a half 1 hinill-H mrroAn tinlAc aanh nr.nn linla representing a certain locality, and;, eaqh letter going into tne right pigeon hole, at the rate of a hundred or more a minute, the while the train Is thun dering along at .a 40 or 50 mile gait, j then you can grasp what It means to ' be a railway mail clerk. ; It requires some 17.000 clerks to man ' the 3400 railroad postofflces in the ' United States, and they draw a total pay of about S20.000.000 a year. Fori many years they were the poorest paid , of all the servants of the .government, considering the strenuousnees of their j calling and the dangers to which they are exposed, but today their average j compensation is more than $100 a '- month, and SI 69 a year more than the average postal servant gets. ' Risky Work Formerly. Thp nnstnl rlprlc In thrt nnst liar! tft ' run a serious risk of getting killed in the discharge of his duties. The ordl - nary postal car was run up next to the engine, and was constructed of wood throughout. With a heavy engine ahead of it and a heavv train behind it, the result in case of a wreck usu- ally was a mass of kindling wood, with the clerks killed or Wounded. To add to tMe horrors of the situation, gas lighting pipes suddenly severed would begin to pour their loads of gas out over the .mass qf wood and mail, and in hundreds of instances the horrors of incineration were added to those of col lision. Have to Beg For Safety. The postal clerks begged the govern ment to Insist upon the equipment of all postal cars with electric lights, but the railroads answered that electric train lighting was still In the experi mental stage, in face of the fact that every one of them was even then fea turing its crack trains as being elec illy lighted throughout, and the government accepted the statements of the railroads. Then, when the steel cars came out, the clerks begged that the railroads be required to furnish steel postal cars, pointing out that the average postal car was being hired by the government for approximately 54000 a year, a rental which they con sidered high enough to entitle them to bicci 114 O. 1UC1C USD hut; UOUdl il u- oet T,t Inollir ffrmtrrnao yonntpail tio gradual substitution of steel cars for the old wooden ones. The degree of proficiency demanded in the railway mail service Is remark able. In other branches of the govern ment service a man hasto take an en trance . examination, but that Is the end of it, unless It be for promotion to shme other grade. In the railway mail Service the clerks must constantly study and memorize thousands of new postofiices and the quickest ways of reaching them. Out of every 10,000 pieces of mail handled by the railway mail service last year 9997 were han dled correctly. Three Examinations Yearly. Each clerk must undergo an average of about three examinations a year. The department has books printed giv ing full data about each postoffice in a given territory, and showing the system of distribution of mail so as to reach each one of them. The clerk must memorize all these, usually for all the postofficer in a given state at t.-, Then he makes out a card for each postoffice, on the front of which there Is the DOstoffice name and on the back the routing particulars. He buys himself a little casjs of pigeon holes to correspond, except In dimen sions, to the big cases seen in every nostnl car. This little case contains 28S holes. He labels each hole, doing it in such a way that all letters going to certain individual offices or to cer tain groups of offices, are put Into their proper pigeon holes. Then he must take the packs' of cards he has made out, and throw each card into its proper pigeon hole. Not only must he learn to do It accurately, but rapidly as well. After he has satisfied himself with his prefieiency in distributing these cards he 'goes before the au thorities and distributes the cards in their presence, being timed for speed and checked up for accuracy. In each of these examinations the elerk murt "throw" about a thousand cards, and he gets so many points off for each error and so many off for each minute above the standard it re ntes to "throw" a given number of cards v A elerk running from Wash incton to Greensboro. .North Carolina, wllL in the course of a few years, be required to nass an examination on the I -3VV. DSLUillUCa ill VllUlltt, UIC 1CVU in North Carolina, the 1360 in Alabama. thn 13AA in finr.i ami thnu nf thrA or four other states as well. Then, i eU&tS aVdreef tTkstrelt I number in every one or three or four important cities &ke Washington, Bal- tijnore- Philadelphia or New lork. Each Error Counts Every time a clerk "throws" a card in the wronc box in taklnc an examl-. nation, it shows that he would have", mlssent a letter ir he naa oeen tnrow- j ing" them in the mail car pigeon holes. ' And that is regarded as something al most beyond the point of toleration In the railway mall service. One can I scarcely expect any person to perform tne same identical act iu,uoo times without making more than three mis takes, but when each time represents a thinking process Involving no less than five different considerations, be sides the physical effort required to perioral 11 on a iasi moving train, it ; , , , ,,. - .... wlU be realized to what high standards ((T THINK you'll notice a dif fer of proficiency the railway mall ser- 1 ence in the bill of fare be- vlcfe has attained: and 9997 out oft JL for. inmr.. ifl Mr- Tarnft4. every 10,000 Is the average, showing Je lons Bala rs- Jamp- hat thousands of clerks do raUeh bet-1 worthy. 'An agent was here today ter than this. Indeed, some of them 1 semng the finest cook book I ever will corn !?" .co,rry pIseon nole 3939 oul or every 10,060. niii 4-p'Tn WnniA Srramn Thrm. Tn thpw riavit of fKfcrlhiitlnn- mull bv the billions of pieces the old sys-i , tern of 'carrying all mail from the city of origin to the city or destination without distribution according tOi streets would swamp thp postofflces. The mail -would have to be assorted ' piece by piece in the postoffice, and j the' hour of delivery -delayed greatly. I Scj, while we wake and while we sleep, plied Jairiesworthy. "Xou -ought to the thousands of railway postal clerks j hang out a sign announcing that you are working away on the thousands will teaOh a few select pupils the rudi of mail trains day and night. In order ments of plain and fancy economy, and that our mail may get to us at thei thus contribute something to the fam earliest possible moment t lly exchequer. When it comes to sav- Tho railway mail service has been ing money by blowing money In. Mrs. a matter of evolution. In !Sff4 George Jamesmorthy, you have few equals and B. Armstrong laid out the scheme for 1 no superforsV its establishment, and on August 28 1 "if you are going to cook a lot of 01 mai. jmi, uuuer umumj "um mo j postmaster general, the first railway, I postal car In the history of the world 1 made its Initial trip between Chicago land Clinton. Iowa. In 1SS the first; all mail train between Aew York ana' V""-""" " -.-. ..- ...,,.. .7- "' stands without a peer among all the institutions or tne governmental ser vices of the world In efficiency. Tomorrow Rural Free Delivery. i-inis is one i mo 0 The B! Paso Herald. 1 (This is one or the regular fentures TAX COLLECTOR WATSON' rRJSPVIlES TO TIKE TOIIIt County tax collector Will I Watoon Is preparing to leave on his annual tax collecting trip. Notices to this effect Imo alreadv been sent out oy the collector. On his trio Mr 'Watson I win taKe tne tax roils or tne county Toe Itinerary includes. Sierra Blarca on Dec S and 9; Clint 10 and IT; Fabens, II and 13: San Elizario, 14 and 15 Socorro, 16, YsU- " T ri fr, th? imnlinf ?h i Columbia hash with a slice of Star. 4 She'd boll that soup bone most of the railwayman eWiTnmtoda'y "it i f,!"6" Pone, than all' forenoon, and long toward .dinner time ABE MARTIN Ther's. nobuddy as miserable as th' ' feller who thinks ever dig he hears ; means him. What's become o th' feller . m. ,,- ., . a a . . v ,nr who gave him a turkey ever Thanks givin'? 100 Years Ago Today One hundred years ago today the peo ple of Boston were excitedly discussing the latest news from the French wars, which news had been brought by the schooner "Engineer" just arrived at New Bedford 31 days from Bordeaux. Imag ine the people of today having to wait a month to learn of such Important hap penings on the 'Other side as Napoleon's defeat by the Allies at Leipsic Were sueh a battle to be fought in Europe in these times American newspaper rea'ders would have detailed accounts of the early stages of the conflict probably while the smoke of the guns still hung over the battlefield. Sueh is the enter prise that may be displayed by the mod ern newspaper, thanks to tie subma rine cables and the more wonderful wire less telegraphy. (This is one of the regular features of The El Paso Herald.) G O O P S xBj GELETT BURGESS" GENEVA MORRILL You'll seldom find Geneva Morrill In what you'd really " call a quarrel. But, as she's very hard to suit, .She's, over-fond of a dispute; This Goop I've 'seen 'most every day Disputing with her friends, at play. Don't Be A Goop! (This is one of the regular features of The El Peso Herald.) Jrssfflf lfflMa - MBm American .Grub A Story of the Moment BY WALT MASON The Famous Prose Poet saw, and I ordered copy. It con- tains the favorite recipes of all the great chefs of Europe, including those employed by the royal families, and the agent said It cost nearly a million aoiiars 10 gee inose .recipes, dui tne book only costs- S3 and I thought It wuld be false economy to let such a chance go." "Sou aro a recognized authority on the different brands of economy." re- mose iancy ioieign dlsnes, Itavorea with garlic and asafoetida and such things, you can cat them yourself, 1 you mu3n't expect me to undermine my constitution that way. Plain Amer-I ican cookery Is good enough for roe. ia ratner nave a piatetui or Man i The other day a client of mine in. Bisled upon having me accompany him to a restaurant for something to eat. and ve went to one of those dazzling establishments where the waiters wear side whiskers and the bill of fare Is in the Choctaw and Eskimo languages. I couldn't identify a single dish In the l.st, but mr friend had the gift of ton gues, and he ordered for both. He ex plained to me while we were waiting for the grub that the place had a chef from Paris, who was as great In his line as Mike Angelo was as a poet, or as Dante was as a painter. Every thing that left this chef's hands was a masterpiece. "After an unconsclnnablA timt thn waiter brought the soup, and my l ...,,... .wu. uucau wicts, I auc-u ItLIte me HO. Oil lilts DUU 5KIIU IHO .Bays a Hole In the Ground Southwestern Railroad Gets Title to An Arroyo IVear Tucson to Save Itself Expense; Little Interviews. ' - THE El Paso & Southwestern ha3 just bought a long hole in the ground an arroyo, In other' words. It Is located near Tucson, Ariz. J. V. Bergen, land agent for the Southwestern, has Just returned to El Paso after, attending to this and oth er business for the company. "That arroyo carries lots of water close to our property in flood seasons," said Bergen. "We - thought that so long as we had' to watch an -arroyo we might as well watch our own ar rcyo. We will make it form part of our drainage system afc the Tucson terminal. I bought It from old Jimmy Callahan, one of the 'oldest residents of Tucson, but whom, for some reason or other, very few Tucson people know. I had no particular trouble In getting, him to part with his arroyo." ' The belief, expressed frequently of late on El Paso streets, that the can nonading In -the vicinity of Juarez might have had some effect in pro ducing the recent rains, is derided 'by observer N. D. Lane, of the local sta tion of the United States weather bu reau. "The theory that cannonading can produce rain was exploded some years ago by the weathef bureau," he said. "The bureau conducted an exhaustive and expensive series of tests with dy namite on the- bluffs north of El Paso. Many El Paso residents of the city re member the reverberations well. There was no apparent disturbance of ' at mospheric conditions as a' result. The fact that storms pass across some sections of the United States eery few days accounts for the frequency with which battles have been accom panied or soon followed by rainfall." "Why don't those fellows spend a little money and get a couple of good second rate boxers in Juarez, and make money," said R. H. Rinehart, Wednes day afternoon. "If the officials of the I. A. C. would secure Jeff Clarke, or any other good man of 4 the light di visions, they would draw a $5000 house in Juarez. It can be done, with the expenditure of 1500 or $600." Several nights ago judge Dan M. Jackson and his little daughter. Daughter, were down town. On one of1 the corners of San Antonio street stood county jailer Bill Ten Eyke. The judge stopped to .talk to him. After the parting the Judge's daughter said: "Father, is Uiat president Wilson?" For a time the judge was unable to speak. "Why did you not introduce me to the president?" Daughter asked the judge. "Daughter." said the judge," while that man has a long, lean, and hungry look, he is not presidenr Wilson." The Rift In the. Soup The Dally Novelette. They danced their trttchllkr dances In the Trelrdly looming: light The kins did alt Kroteaqnely, Calmly irlshln for a fight. A ND now, Ooglewoogle," said the queen sweetly, "How about that gown of alligator teeth you promised mat" The king laid flown his soupfolrk and scowled norriBly. (From the gar den floated the haunting cry of. a royal Dlnkus. "This sonp Is bltterj" roared king Oooglewoogle. "Bitter, do you hear, bitter! Talk not to me of gowns! "Where's that chef? 111 have his head, by Jlnkdogle. I wlllf And in a frothing rage he rushed off to the kitchen, where the terrl-? fled cook Dung himself on Hhe floor in abasement. (The royal kitchen vzp-s In a basement.) ."DoEf yelled the king. "The soup Is bitter!" An VAr TYMrnl hlp-hnsa. have mercy!" pleaded the chef. "I wllf confess all. While I was stirring, your celestial imperioslty. your moth erlnlaw. peering In her usual way to see what she could see, tripped over a live coal that had crawled from the stove and fell Into the pot. Fearing her wrath if I fished her out yout sublime municipality, I let her bolL How could I know she would make the spup biterr" Stuffing his royal purple handker chief into his mouth, the king strode from the kitchen a -majestically as he could. "Wigwag," he said to the queen as .he resumed operations with his soup fork, "I was mistaken about this soup: It has a certain exquisite flavor that I may never enjoy-again. In my top bureau drawer you will find a thou sand, pumpum with which to buy that gown. ' iThte is one of the regular features ef The Ell Paso Herald.) ft lend explained in an awestruck whis per, that this soup was ten laps ahead ot the nectar of the gods. It looked like pretty cheap stuff to me. It was so thin that I could have read fine print through ten gallons of it, and It tasted like dishwater of the vintage of last week. It was the poorest -excuse for soup I ever was up against. I looked at my friend, thinking he was playing some halloWo'en prank' on me, but he was simply Intoxicated with delight. He fairly gloated pver that wretchid soup. "I shoveled my supply Into my face, trying to pretend that I enjoyed It, but all Jhe time I was thinking 'of my dear old gray haired mother and the way she compounded soup In the grand old days. She didn't wear a big paper cap or call herself a chef, and she had never encountered any crowned heads that I ever heard of. but when it came to making soup that would cause whiskers to grow on a man's teeth, she was all there. Mrs. Jamesworthy. "She'd ordec a soup bone from the butcher, and in those days ten cents would buy a larsre and luoious soun bene with plenty of meat on It, for this was before the money barons of Wall street had conspired to grlndtour faces. Mather hail no sillv old ennte book that cost $3, but she "knew how to cook anvthinsr that could he cooked. grease off the soup, and then dump In about two quarts of good American vegetaoies tnat grew on .Bunner mil. Then the soup simmered for half an hour or so and was ready to be dished up, and she had to put checkrelns dn us to keep us from" foundering our selves, we wanted to swallow that soup so fast We had soup every Thursday, and on that day all the neighbors would come and sit on our fiont fence, gnashing their teeth, and hoping to be Invited In to dinner. "If you are bound to cook foreign dishes, be kind enough to give them to the deserving poor, and let me have good old American corn beef hash." (Thin Ik one x the regular features of The El Paso Herald. E3 Bra "This Is My Birthday Anniversary" ON holidays we "sit to ohat as well as eat." Along with the chat should go something to munch on, and that something is always found fat the dessert, , "Tis the dessert that graces all the feast, - For an ill end disparages all the rest." As its contribution to the Thanksgiving feast, The Herald gtes the readers of the Birthday corner a few nuts to craek. In the quotaties that follow, the various items of a simple dessert menu are suggested. It ib hoped that many will enjoy working them out. The quotations are: "I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison hoaseJ' "Not a mouse shall disturb this.' "Tis hot, it smokes!" "I can teach sugar to slip down your throat a miUios of ways "And close at hand the basket stood - .. With nuts from brown October's wood." - .Those fortunate as to celebrate their birth, on Thanksgiving day his year are: John Wilson, 13. JLawrence Tessier, 13. Ray E. Gilbert, 15. Rolin Tipton, 15. Herbert Bemholr, 10. Gladys Adkisson, 12. Frank Gorman, 18. ' Albert St. Clair was 10 years old The Herald has a ticket admitting one of the boys and girls named above. Birthday." Thanksgiving By GEOKGE PITCH. Author of -"At Good Old SlTrasu." ANOTHER Thanksgiving is about to descend pleasantly, into our ,,viaf n I10 Tutrinfn Amprimin NOTHER Thanksgiving is about to descend pleasantly, into our midst, and the patriotic American citizen-should pause as usual and con sider his blessings for the year which has just passed. There have been unusual facilities this year for being thankful. The climate, for instance, has been- very productive of deen gratitude. No man who has passed the summer -in the superheated middle-west has emerged therefrom with out being deeply thankful beeause he does not have to die right away and move much farther soutb . The priee of beef is another great cause for Thanksgiving. This year beef has gone so high that it has become impossible for many American eitizens to use it at all thus saving them vast sums. No year has been more favorable for the implanting of deep thanktrilness among the poor than the one whiek is just about to expire. The poor man has gone through 1913 without worrying over his Mexican investments, the slumping prices of his bonds or the dark murky cloud oh the horizon labeled "Financial Legislation.'' The poor man has had only his ordinary troubles this year and the old line politicians have "The Democrats will remember tluYvear witb gratitude," been kept so busy that they have hardly had time to in lire t some of these upon him. The farmer who has just been harvest-1 ing na a crop and preparing to sell it at double prices w ill remember this year with smtitude. So will tbn Tlomnrat who, despite his long idleness and lack 01 practice, aas oeen able to discover charges atrainst Renubliean office hold ers, with surprising skill and prompt-1 ncss. .Americans should be thankful because the Balkan states are 6000 miles awavr because the presidential election is three ! vears away. .Because the next time Thaw escapes he mav get entirely away: because we will hear no more from England for some time about the inerioritv of American golfers and ten nisors: because the hoarn f luami ,ahows signs of preparing to go after iiie ecu ii?nr acnooi ot literature; and because the excitement eaused by the tariff legislation has prevented the newspapers from starting another war with Japan. Trulv, Thanksgiving is a well justi fied day and should be eaten with un usual gusto. Copyrighted by George -unbbucrn XIIUIJ5. (This a oni Of Ida un,l.. .- . of The El Paao Herald.) "-"" EEGEIVES LEGACY FROM OLD IRELAND Hayden Arlz Nov. 37: M. M. Rice, formerly justice of the peace of Hay den has left for Oakland. Cal., for a short business rlsit. Mr. Rice has fal len heir to considerable monty, left by his mother In Ireland. His trip to Oakland is for the purpose of mak ing arrangements with the British consul regarding Ms Inheritance s that It will be unneeessarv for him to make the tp to Ireland. He con templates returning to Arizona, having es? A r"8iJnt t this state for the past 49 years. r "L?1"1' of the American Ssnlt ng & Hcfining company's local office. 5S?,.' 'J for a two weeks' vacation with friends on the coast. J. H. Heggle. superintendent of Uio local smelter, has left for a month's vacation on me coast and at points in Utah. J H. Gardner, formerly cost clerk I in the power plant for the Rav Con solldated. has been transferred to a similar position with the same com pany at Ray. R. D. Bernard, has left Ray In com pany with J. .F. Tyler for a three months hunting trip north of the Grand Canyon. They have lght bur ros loaded down with supplies and ex pect to return to Ray with the pelts of big game. Hayden has been visited with un usually heavy rains during the past two weoks. much to the gratification of local ranchmen. During the past summer very little rain fell in this section and the recent riins have put' the local ranges In first class condition Fire io Trash Box. Fire in a trash br.x placed against the fence at 1.49 Brjwn street, called out the central fire department at 5.95 o clock Wednesday afternoon. There was no damage. In blowing the alarm for the fire, the weights on the fire whistle got entangled. There wuo several blasts of long duration before the weights Here adjusted. j . f rR PSGrr. ftS TW WAHED TWrHTt) Jni&y lOKC YEACC ton Jvth Vf A?A5WTHENT -faftft' "' Harry MeKemy, 15. Leon Gillespie, 17. . Barbara GrossbhUt, 9. BuHi Foster, II. Etfiel Otis Critchett, 18. yesterday. two to the Unique theater for each CaH at the office and ask for "Miss 14 Years Ago . To-day Frpm The Herald Tils Bate 1SS3. Charley Miner is In the city from Anthony, N. M. Mr. and Mrs. W. Vf. pacta, and little 1 son, have left for Xapimi. Mexico, J. T. Johneon and fsniUy left for Los Aageles over the. S. P.Hoday. Brnest Winter wae tn the city Sun day from Alamogordo, where be holds -a position with the White Oaks. County elerk Park Pitman today is sued a marriage license to F O. Ba con and Miss Maggie McGovern. R. E. Herbert, roaster mechanic of the G. H-. went down to San Antonio la his special car with Mrs. Herbert today. J. L. Logan returned last evening from the Philippine islands, where he went in the interests of his road, the T. & P. & J. Freudenthal, general manager of the H. besinsky company, has re turned from a tour of southeastern Arizona. There has been an extensive im provement in livestock through 51 Paso during' the last three days. This is a part of the W. J. Cox shipment from Mexico to Cuba. Dakye Bennett, well known In El Paso and New Mexico, who has been in business for several years In the City of Mexico, baa decided to open a. law office in Kl Paso. Contractors who desire to bid on the work of remodeling the hotel Sheldon. are lookinsr over the plans and speci- I fications for the building. Bids will be received in the next 10 days. Following their usual custom, the freight departments of railroads cen tering in El Pajo, will be closed on TharfksgivtnK day. The shops will also lu ltts&ti clAurn 2twl n. Yx.ArZr n,Ul hrh done. The English, directors of tba- Ele phant Butte dam company hate re jected the proposition to settle Tna case out of court. The proposition To compromise -was submitted by judge Burch. The public library committee, havinsr the purchasing of books in charge. a -A P fA tf A& W A "I M A W A. HtAlt A Jt With the ?2Sft donated for' that pur pjQse'by MrCarnegle, and they fqjli be ordered, soon.- -.- Chaftfea Bjakafer.lias succeeded In or ganizing a stock company and on the first of December will embark. in th wholesale manufacture of boots and shoes. The company will be Incor porated with a capital stock of -$,- i Dr- Undsav and Mrs. May I Hemley j We'roSer? &rESgJ? 3? SSrt&eSSS f They will reside at zi$ Worth El Paso street. ARIZONA GETS MUCH BETTER COAL RATES Phoenix. Arte, Nov. 37 Copies of Uge interstate commerce commission s order in the Arlaqna coat rate case show that the state corporations co mission got practic&Hy everything for which it asked. Rates have been re duced all along tne line New rates from the (Jallup field t- all Arizona points are made, with the exeesotion of netets on the Morencl Southern. That road wa .exemptci from the new order because it is a narrow gauge, which necessitates the reloading of eal into Rs own cars, and it did net make a profit for it3 owners last year The present rate from Gallup to Phoenix on coal is $5S a ton and the new order reduces it to $S 3 Tl-e slack coal rate is reduced from ?3 05 to S2.S5. Ttefs is a fair sample or the reductions. Several years ago a base rate of $3.60 a ton was made to Mesa. TTe rkhm tor iittprvenfnsr BOints were SOC- j posed to be gfded backward toward Qallup, it is claims, nut tms was never dona. The JS.S9 rate applied back to Albuquerque. Another feature of the controversy was that nearly aU coal shipped to Arizona, except !n the extreme south east, comes over the Santa Pe, vi Albuquerque and Winsiow, even wrKl the distance is shorter ovsr the South ern Pacific. Rates were charged on the basis of the long haul, which is In violation of an interstate commerce commission ruling The coramfh. holds that the rate between two clven points must be based on the shortest railroad -haul. WATER USERS HAVE TANGLE FOR NEWELL Phoenix, Am, Nov. 27 -special neeting of the governors of the Water Users' association has been called for Friday morning to confer with Frederick H. NewelL director of the reclamation service, and consult ing engineer D. C Henny. Supervis ing engineer Louis C. H1U will also be nresent. A number of questions have arisen tn connection with the limits of the project and other matters, and these will be tnresneo over tnorougni Engineer Henny has come to straigten out tne tang'e in regard to .he re construction of the power line from Roosevelt to phoenix. The governors have protested against the cost ot that work being assessed to the project, contending that it was nnnecessarv ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP MINE GUARDS Calumet, Mich.. Nov. 27. The Mich igan copper strike took a serious tu-n again last night when an attempt was made to Wow up the comoressor house at the Ahmeek mine .' heavy charge of dynamite was exptedd by time fuse, but the force of the explosion was spent outside the building The most seri ous damage consisted of shattered win dows. Within S f-et of the compressor house Is a bnnkhouse occupied bv mine; guards. Offta-rs think that those who planned the explosion expected to r,e strov the bunk hjuse as well as the compressor.