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H. D. Slater. Editer-JB-Ckief and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 15 YearSJ
G. A. Martin i News Editor.
Editorial and
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-,
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.
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
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.
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?
(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
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.
(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
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
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
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.)
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
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.
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.
"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
, "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.
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
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
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
.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.) "-""
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
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.
Jni&y lOKC YEACC ton
-faftft' "'
Harry MeKemy, 15.
Leon Gillespie, 17. .
Barbara GrossbhUt, 9.
BuHi Foster, II.
Etfiel Otis Critchett, 18.
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
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
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
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
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?
f They will reside at zi$ Worth El Paso
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.
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
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

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