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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER
DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT SO GOOD CAUSE SHALL
LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED.
H. D. Slater. Editor-in-Chief and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 15 Years;
G. A. Marti" i Hews Editor.
Snnerlor exclusive features and complete news report by Associated Press Leased Wire and
Superior exclusive leaiurea coveinsr Arizona. New Mexico, west Texas. Mexico. Wash-
Publ1isfednb?-H7ralddNeew C&lnc.: H. D. Slater (owner of two-thirds Interest) President
J a Wllmarth (owner of one-flfth interest) Manager; the remaining one-eighth
InteWt is owned among 12 stockholders who are as follows: H- L. Capelt R a
Utevena J a! Smith J J. Mundy. Waters Davis. H. A. True. McGlennon estate.
WF Payne a C QolJ. G. A. Martin. A. L Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey.
Wednesday, December Seventeenth, 1913.
Stranger Than Fiction
.- , AT.i. n ..!. Kim n inner
I -ft) Strange uiti m irevyic .c "4,1 -- --, . "'
when all around ns, everywhere, the germs and microbes fill the air. The
moxe we read about the germs, in technical or easy terms, the stranger does
it seem that we have so far dodged eternity. No wonder a poor mortal squirms;
U thing are full of deadly germs. The milk we drink, the pies we eat, tho
shoes we wear upon our feet, are haunts of vicious things which strive to make
us cease to be alive. And yet we live on just the same, ignore the germs, and
play our ?ame. Well, that's just it; we do not stew or fret o'er things we cannot
view If germs were big as hens or hawks, and flew around our heads in flocks,
we'd" just throw up our hands and cry: "It is no use it's time to die!" The
evils that we cannot see don't cut much ice with you and me. A bulldog by the
Eardea beefce, with seven kinds of teeth on edge, will hand to me a bigger scare
than all the microbes in the air. So let us live and have our fun, and woo and
wed and blow our mon, and not acknowledge coward fright of anything that's out
(Copyright -by George Si. Adams.) WALT MASON.
A Job For
THERE is only one test" that would show if the "demands" of the United
States :for protection of foreigners in Mexico are to be respected; and that
is, to have the exiled foreigners go back and try to resume charge of their
property, and see what happens to them. No, dear reader, The Herald wouldn't
advise any of rthem to try it. It would be-like a man on a tree limb, sawing through
the branch to see if he were sitting on sound timber.
D..4- Tannflpr in that foreiira nowers have stood as much abuse as they have.
It can be understood how an American of
Ms countrymen and their possessions needlessly to spoliation, Dut.it is a cause or
wonderment to most people to see the European powers so patient under the long
series of wrongs to which they have been subjected in Mexico as a result of the
mistaken attitude assumed by the United States from the beginning of this trouble.
A honored times the United States, following some fresh invasion of its
national rights, has said in effect to Mexico and Mexicans, "Well overlook it this
time, but don't repeat the offence without modifying it in some details."
And while the. extreme forbearance of the United States is construed by most
Mexicans of all factions as a sign of weakness, it must be admitted on this side
that through all' the controversy the United States has never borne itself in a
manner to deserv-the respect or encourage the friendship of Mexico, or ofnem
bers of any faction in Mexico. We have succeeded in thoroughly antagonizing
themalL
If anybody can see a ray of light ahead, a single promise of improvement of
conditions in Mexico as a result of the Washington policy, he is entitled to the
crown as the arch optimist.
Without a shadow of doubt, president Wilson is surprised and grieved that
Huerta has shown such staying power in the face of the American president's
frowning disapproval He thought the government would cave in long ago, and
that is what he sought to accomplish. And to an ordinary observer it looks as if
the Washington government had already assumed obligations to European powers
that will still further entangle it, especially since Washington does not admit that
Mexico has any government whatever that can be held to responsible account for
Secretary Bryan will no doubt be gratified to hear that so far, and since they
reached El Paso hotels, none of the Spaniards, Germans, French, or other foreigners
exiled from Chihuahua have been killed or damaged by Villa's order. Thi3
immunity, it may be specially remarked, has occurred since Mr. Bryan's message v
went forward by special messenger; and such prompt compliance with the
"demand" of the admiral of the "Good ship Piffle" is no doubt held fully to justify
a continuance of the policy of "patient waiting" or "patient watchfulness" or
"watchful waiting" that has already become a matter of stock phrases in the
Washington dispatches. ,, . ... , - a
We should speak or write not one word more to Mexico that we do not intend
. to back up with all the force at our disposal --,..
There is dignity in withholding all demands, but there is none in failing to
make them good, once transmitted. .' .
The whole program should be made clear to Mexico and to all the world right
now so that there need no longer be doubt as to what the Washington government
intends to do, and in what emergency or combination of circumstances it intends
to act.
o
That little feud stery from Missouri yesterday does not differ so very greatly
from some of the stories that come out of Mexico. Fifteen armed and masked
men ride into a town, burn four houses belonging to different members of the
CoUiss family, whip girls with switches, beat men and women, and warn the mem
bers ef the family to leave town on pain of death, "None of the gang was recog
nized," and naturally nobody will be punished for the little expedition.
A Terrible
AMERICANS consume more opium than the people of any other country of
the world except China. Americans consume IS times as much opium as is
consumed by the people of Austria, Germany, and Italy combined, although
those countries have half again as much population as the United States. Of the
400,009 pounds of opium brought into this country yearly, not over one-fifth can
be said to be used for legitimate medicinal purposes. The rest is sold in various
forms for ase as a drug by those who have formed vicious habits.
It is said by specialists in drug Habits, that most habitual users of opiates form
the habit as a result of an indulgence originally innocent, even by physician's
prescription. Many medicinal preparations contain habit forming drugs. But the
fact remains that it is altogether too easy for the average person to buy habit
forming drugs at the stores without prescription, restriction, or even registry. The
United States has a big problem before it in this connection, to which it has hardly
begun as yet to apply itself.
The hypodermic syringe is, strange and sad to say, an object whose appearance
and manoef of use are familiar to a very large" proportion of girls and boys of ten
der vears. The moving pictures not infrequently introduce it, and without need or
cuse. Not long ago there was a film at one of the local houses, in which an
actor made an almost -imperceptible movement with a small instrument; the sig
nificance actually escaped both observation and interpretation until one of a couple
of sweet and dainty young school girls, sitting next, was heard to say, "Now hell
takT a "hypo." to which flip remark the other child responded, "He's taking a big
shot" Ana the shock was indeed severe to the man beside them, who couldnt help
wondering what sort of a home the girls came from.
How many of those about ns are habitual users of vicious drugs, only the
doctors and druggists and police know, and they don't always tell everything
the7Wlth.Wthe United States the second consumer of opium in the world, and con
suming 20 times as much per capita as the countries of Europe, it looks as if the
subject were worth more than passing attention.
JO
President Wilson's and secretary Bryan's services are needed in Colorado,
Michigan, Indiana, Ohior Missouri, and maybe a few other states, to restore con
stitutional government Moral suasion seems to have railed so far.
One-Sentence
POINTED PARAGRAPHS.
(Chicago News.)
It takes hardships a long time to
sail oat of sight.
When a wise man converses he says
as little as possible.
If s easier for a man to deceive him
self than it is to fool his neighbors.
One way to demonstrate the uncer
tainty of a sure thing is to bet on It
And sometimes the wife of a self
made man wishes he had used better
raw material.
It's surprising how well the aver
age man gets along 'when you con
sider how worthless he is.
A man seldom has any money. Be
fore he gets married he spends it;
after marriage his wife spends it
Perhaps it Is his sense of humor
that prevents many u man from taking
himself as seriously as he wants other
people to.
JOURNAL BXTRIBS.
(Topeka Journal.)
Reform, like charity, should begin
at home.
All varieties of live lobsters are
more ar less green.
A hotel is seldom any better or
worse than its guests pay for.
Most of the "best sellers" of a dozen
years ago have long since been forgotten.
TPTTi a lTiiTur healthv. sound and stroMer
An Optimist
a certain type may be willing to abandon
Indictment
Philosophy
TOINTED PARAGRAPHS.
(Chicago News.)
A poor man makes a good philan
thropist rin his mind.
Occasionally a man is so lucky that
he gets 3ust what he wants without
even wanting it
Once in a great while you meet a
woman who thinks her husband really
appreciates her
Some married men would be only
too glad to settle down' If their wives
would quit stirring them up.
If a man is in love with a woman
she can make him believe black is
white until he discovers that sho Is
in love with him.
The packers shouldn't be discour
aged even if one can't make a silk purse
of a sow's ear. They may eventually
be used for hat trimming.
IUAKBII MEDITATIONS.
(Philadelphia Record.)
A bare fact a bald bead.
The bitterest words are those of his
own that a man is forced to eat
The only kind of spilled milk worth
crying over is the milk of human
kindness.
Misery loves company; but a girl
Isn't necessarily miserable just because
she does.
The man who takes things for
granted should sc that he takes only
what belongs to him.
Texas Drives Shows Away
Fnrty Rates Abolished Phelps
Dodpre May Take Over Tomb
stone Property Rent Houses
In Kl Paso Are Scnrce.
Little Interviews.
k T EXAS will not have as many
T
shows next year as in the
past if the railroad commis
sion of the state does not change its
orders," said Emil Ankermiller, man
ager of the "Rose Maid" company, prior
to leaving for Tucumcari. "The Texas
commission has abolished all special
rates for theatrical companies and we
now have to pay full fare for every per
son In the company. "Wo used to get
party rates, so that traveling was con
siderably cheaper, and this is in effect
In most states now. Texas has abol
ished the party rate for theatrical com
panies, however, and now we have to
pay full fare. This is going to make
companies dodge Texas, especially the
long haul between EI Paso and Dallas
or San Antonio.
"Unless the El Paso opera house Is
repaired and cleaned up, this will also
keep shows away from here, for your
people will not go to a dirty opera
house to see a show, and if the people
do not attend the performances this
year, the shows will not come here next
year. You can't expect people to attend
a show at a theater that does not look
neat and attractive: they won't do it"
"It i3 generally believed in Bisbee
that the Phelps-Dodge people will soon
take over the Tombstone properties of
the Tombstone Consolidated," said Jos.
Gray, recently secretary of the War
ren District Commercial club, in El
Paso today. "Capt J. P. Hodgson, su
perintendent of the Copper Queen
properties of the Phelps-Dodge com
pany, was over at Tombstone last week
with his assistant, going: through the
workings. The Phelps-Dodge company
advanced the old Tombstone Consoli
dated about -$250,000 on payrolls and
took a lien on the mines, it is believed
that the lien is to be foreclosed. It
has been about decided that there is
no valuable ore below the 1000 foot
level In the Tombstone district and. as
the water only rises to the 908 foot
level, the Phelps-Dodge people will
probably not attempt to do any pump
ing, but will confine their work to the
upper levels. There is considerable
territory above the 900 foot level that
has not yet been explored."
"There Is a big demand In EI Paso
for rent houses and we are renting all
that we can get" declared J. N. Haw
kins, of the real estate firm of Haw
kins Bros., today. "The severe winter
In the north is driving a great many
people this way. Then" the new bunch
of refugees from Mexico must have im
mediate accommodations, also the race
track people are taking a great many
of our best houses. By the first of
January it will be a hard job to find a
desirable vacant house."
"That statement of the reclamation
commission addressed to the Water
Users' association of the two valleys
was a valuable document and one
worthy of preserving in the files," R.
F. Burges says. "The statement by the
commission is the clearest and most
logical exposition of the reclamation
commission's position relative to the
Rio Grande project that has ever come
out of Washington. I consider it of the
greatest importance to the future of
the valley, and many things were re
viewed In that statement which has
vital bearing on the affairs of our val
ley. The high line canal, the west side
canal, the development of hydroelec
tric power, the time for storing water
and many other points that are vital
to us here in the Rio Grande valley
were clearly considered and assurances
given that our Interests would be care
fully fostered. That kind Of confidence
between the reclamation service and
the land owners can result in nothing
but the greatest good and the most sat
isfactory understanding between the
two."
"Tucson is sure to have a prosperous
year during the next 12 months,"
Charles E. Walker, cashier of the Con
solidated National bank, said while
here Tuesday on business. "A second
railroad has helped Tucson wonder
fully. The cattle business has been bet
ter this year than at any time in the
history of the Arizona range and Tuc
son has had its share of prosperity
from this Increase. The development of
the Santa Cruz valley is another big
boost for Tucson and with the restora
tion of permanent peace in Sonora,
of which Tucson is the gateway, we ex
pect to have a most prosperous year.
Buildings are being erected of the most
substantial character, mining develop
ment is being pushed and with more
than $200,000 in public improvements to
be expended, things look especially
bright for Tucson. Paving, water
works improvements, railroad develop
ment and agriculture will all add to
the wealth of the city and we are
planning some big things for our city."
"As another sugegstion for bringing
our city to the standard it deserves,"
said F. C Hunnam, "we ought to pro
vide some method of caring for tho
street beggars so that they need not
beg on the street We are one of the
very few cities in Texas to allow street
begging. The maimed and crippled
should be cared for in some kind of an
institution. While I would not be hard
hearted to the really deserving and
needy, there is so much professional
begging that people do not like to be
confronted with an outstretched hand
Slot Machines
BY GEORGE FITCH.
Author of "At Good Old SUvash."
A
SLOT machine is an automatic
clerk, who works for nothing a
week and twice union hours at
that.
The slot machine can be taupht a jrreat
many interesting tricks, such as telling
the weight of a total stranger and de
tecting a counterfeit dime without biting
it. But it is not very intelligent. This
is whv the slot machine is so popular.
It cannot tell the customer that Tutti
Frutti chewing gum has gone out alto
gether and that all the people who are
at all fashionable are buying the new
Wigglejaw brand. The slot machine is
so stupid that it has to sell its customer
exactly what he wants. In consequence
it is greatly beloved and is multiplying
with astonishing rapidity.
The slot machine is now found wher
ever civilization is rampant, and it leads
a bus- and useful life selling gum, pea
nuts, candy, ham sandwiches, popular
airs, drinking cups, gas. matches, souve
nir cards and telephone calls. It also
takes photographs, tells fortunes and
enables the gay and venturesome young
gambler to spend happy evenings feed
ing hard-earned quarters into a small
slit in the face of ah innocent looking
and close mouthed machine.
The slot machine is a valuable inven
tion, but like nearly everything else it
ought to be regulated. If the slot ma
chines were taken out of the cigar stores
and put in the postoffices where the
American people wait each year millions
of hours while tired clerks sell postage
stamps as if they were rare paintings,
much good would be done. If the gas
machine were to be perfected so that it
would accept a dollar anil make change
instead of compelling the householder
to search frantically through tho neigh
borhood for a quarter when the light goes
out, the national output ol profanity
ABE MARTIN
Who remembers when th' women
folks wore side laced shoes? 'Bout th'
only thing around a boardin' house that
haint got a second hand value is a cold
buckwheat cake.
or hat It gives a bad impression to
strangers coming into our city. We
have become rather calloused to It from
acquaintance with the ubiquitous Jua
rez beggar."
"
"T quite agree with the article in The
Herald the other day about the dam
age done by the blasting on Mount
Franklin." said Ben Cowan. "Up in the
Golden Hill district almost every house
has cracked walls from the vibrations
of the blasts. These cracks are not
only in the plaster of the rooms, but
actually in the walls of the houses and
can he seen plainly from the outside.
The blasts are really a public nuisance
and should be done away with,"
24 Years Ago Today
Prom The Herald This Date ISflO.
A boy has been born to Mr. and Mrs.
F. C. Faddis.
Dr. S. S. Spicer is visiting his sister.
Mrs. S. O. Lesser.
Dr. I. F. Bush left this morning for
Dayton, Ohio, with a patient.
Britton Davis is having his former
residence on Magoffin taken down.
Professor E. O. Wooten, of the Agri
cultural college at Mesilla, is a visitor
in the city.
R. Y. Anderson, manager of the Tor
pedo and other mines, came down from
Las -Cruces today.
The Progress club is fitting up rooms
in the Center block for occupancy about
the first of this year.
H. F. Bennett leader of the Man
dolin club at the Agricultural college,
is spending the day in the city.
The local Bell telephone company has
found it neeessarv to nut in two addi-
l tional cables owing to an increase of
business. James Alberts Is here from
San Antonio superintending the work.
The two new cables are on Oregon and
San Antonio streets.
The local branch of the W. C. T. U.,
lately organized, is growing rapidly
and. now has about 3o active memhers.
The officers include Mrs. Merrill, as t
president: Mrs. Stevenson, secretary;
Mrs. Atherton, recording secretary; and
Mrs. Brack, treasurer.
El Paso will probably witness a
basketball game on December 21, be
tween the local girls' team and one
from Albuquerque. The home team,
'which is composed of Misses Mundy,
Catlan, Kneeland, Lindauer, and the
two Misses Wilcox, made a trip to Al
buquerque.two weeks ago.
Objections have been written to Dr.
Horsley by residents of the immediate
neighborhood in which he Intends to
erect a sanitarium. The people who
object are: Judge Wilcox. Leigh Clark,
Dr. Wilkinson, Mr. Edwards, conductor
Donahue, Mrs. Wolf, Mrs. Gist J- H
Russell and Richard Caples.
"fi-c r!Dnrip TT "Pinlrotfr whnsp latA
husband. Gen. "Gettysburg" Pickett J
was one of the most magnificent fig- j
ures of the civil war. Is In El Paso
with her son. Major George Pickett j
TT R A Thpr nrp lrilAKts nf Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. Slater at the residence of
Dr. Brown on Magoffin avenue.
PARCELS POST "WORKERS
GET BADLY "STUCK UP"
The clerks in the mailing division of
the postoffice were terribly stuck up
Tuesday evening. Somebody sent a can
of maple syrup by parcels post and it
came open, spilling the syrup all over
everything.
One knelt in the middle of the floor
over a pail containing a. mass of sec
ond class mailing matter, completely
swamped in syrup, while he dug out
each package separately and carefully
figured out the address from the
sticky mess. Everybody seemed good
natured over it however, though
rushed with the heavy holiday mails.
would be decreased several percent. A
lot of telephone slot machines are de
manding dimes, whereas they would
grow fat and prosperous on nickels. On
the other hand, automatic pianos should
have slots which would accept nothing
less than dollars.
In the course of time, science may
perfect a method of providing chronic
conversationalists with slots neces3itat-
"Telling the weight of a total stranger.
ing the deposit of a dime before the
wearer begins to talk. It would be in
spiring to watch an idle friend sitting
dumb in the office of a busy man while
waiting for the latter to deposit a dime.
Still one would tire of this sight after
a month or two and go away before the
dime was deposited. Copyrighted by
Gco'gp Matthew Adams.
( Vritcles by this noted writer are reg
ular fcaturcN of The EI 1:iho Hernld.)
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National University Revived
Movement Stnrted by George Wash
ington In Given New Life; First
Endowment Disappears.
By Frederic J. Uaskin
WASHINGTON. D. C Dec. 17. For
126 years presidents, senators,
governors, educators, publicists
and soldiers have actively advocated
the establishment of a national univer
sity in this country. Not a single de
cade has passed in which distinguished
and earnest champions did not arise to
urge this nationwide expression of
American culture. It was an idea that
Washington carried with Him from Val
ley Forge to his death bed. The first
president of the union spoke for it in
his first message to the first congress,
and left a. bequest of $25,000 for it In
his will. The idea is older than the
Cbuntry itself, the form of such an in
stitution has been growing up in Wash
infton in separate units for over a cen
tury, and now it remains to be seen
whether the bill soon to be fathered
by senators Dillingham, of Vermont,
and Sterling, of North Dakota, suc
ceeds in bringing about at last the. of
ficial establishment of "The University
of the United States." 1
InI775 Gen. George Washington, Maj.
Blodgett, young Samuel Blodgett and
others were watching the burning of a
New Jersey school house by the Amer
ican troops. Young Blodgett expressed
the opinion that a higher school of
learning, typical of the new govern
ment soon to come, would soon replace
the little New Jersey school house.
Washington turned to him and said:
"Young man, you are a prophet, in
spired to speak what I am confident
will one day be realized." From that
dialog sprang the idea which poverty,
indifference, provincialism, sectional
jealousies, wars and tremendous com
mercial expansion have been unable to
kill.
James Madison, Charles C. Pickering
and others strove in the constitutional
convention to give congress the au
thority to establish a national univer
sity at the earliest practicable moment
but the objection of Gouverneur Morris
that such an authorization would not
be necessary, and would serve to en
cumber the constitution with useless
provisos, operated to its exclusion. This
was unfortunate, because on December
21, 1816, the house of representatives,
on this very question of constitutional
authority, voted down the national uni
versity project by 86 to 54. Today no
doubt such as this could becloud the
forthcoming Dillingham-Sterling bill.
Washington Advocates Measure.
Washington advocated the measure
in his first message. January 8. 170,
and in 1794 and 1795 and 1796. Refer
ence to It was omitted from his fare
well address only at the insistence of
Alexander Hamilton, who, while in
favor of It thought the occasion inap
propriate. In his last will and testa
ment, dated July 9, 1799. Gen. Wash
ington bequeathed to the national uni
versity project 50 shares of the Poto
mac company, valued at $500 each, to
tal value $25,000. the sum to be invested
in stock of the Bank of Columbia by
his executors or by the treasurer of
the United States, under the direction
of congress. This bequest disappeared
completely and no trace of it has been
found to this day. Professor George
Brown Goode. of Smithsonian, declared
in a speech delivered in 1891, that the
little $25,000 bequest with compound
interest, would have amounted to $4,
401.000. Today It would be about $9,
000,000. John AdamK "Crses Movement.
John Adams followed Washington in
declaring to congress that the nation
should found and maintain a national
university, and so did Jefferson. Madi
son. Monroe, John Quincy Adams and
Jackson. Four other presidents have
gone on record officially to the same
tenor, and not one has opposed it Jef
ferson, In his enthusiasm, planned to
transplant bodily to Washington the
faculty of the famous College of Ge
neva. Switzerland. Benjamin Rush
wanted the first congress to fulfill
Washington's wish. Samuel .Blodgett
dedicated to the cause the proceeds of
his "Economica," published in 1806, the
first book on political economy printed
in the United States. Later Blodgett
went to congress and worked on the
plan until the day of his death. He suc
ceeded in raising private pledces total
ing $30,000, but all in vain. Then came
the adverse vote of the house in 1816.
Following this fiasco, Edward Cut
bush, Thomas Sewall, iudge William
Cranch and others founded In Wash
ington the Columbian institute for the
promotion of arts and sciences in 1S19.
It was incorporated by congress in
1821 as Columbian college, became Co
lumbian university as time went on,
and is now known as George Washing
ton university. Cutbush and his asso
ciates intended this institution to be
come the country's national university,
but it is so only to the extent that it
is situated in Washington and received
federal aid In the early days. But there
are other universities In Washington,
and federal aid to Individual education
al institutions has become Very com
mon. The federal government has given
land grants to 67 institutions of learn
ing in 40 states.
New Attempt Made.
Another attempt to found the truly
national university wnlch congress
never could see its way clear to au
thorize was made in 1S49 with the or
ganization of the National university
of Albany. In 1851 It became the Al
bany Law school, and the present
Union university at Schenectady Is an
other offshoot of the same project
The most fervent and effective de
votee of a national university in this
latter day has been the late John Wes
ley Hoyt governor of Wisconsin. In
1867 he visited every university In Eu
rope and the United States, making a
special report to congress. From that
time until his death a few years ago
governor Hoyt made it the main pur
pose of his life. For 30 years he was
at tho head of every conference of pub
lic men "which met to consider and al
ways to endorse the plan.
In 1890 senator George F. Edmunds,
of Vermont introduced his "bill to
found the University of the United
States." It set aside the sum of $5,
000.000 in four percent treasury bonds,
as the endowment fund, and appropri
ated $500,000 for grounds. The site was
to have been the giound beyn-l the
Mall, within sight of the white house,
where the Naval college and the hy
gienic laboratory of the public health
service are now located. The board of
regents was to consist of the president
of the United States, the members of
his cabinet and 12 private citizens. The
bill was favorably reported from com
mittee and dragged along for four
years before it died of inanition.
Consrress Atlmlls Feasibility
Acts of congress of 1892 and 1901
threw the various departments and bu
reaus of the government in Washington
open to students and scientists, "with
competent instruction," which has been
interpreted to mean that congress in
that phrase admitted the feasibility of
a federal school of higher learning. On
December 19. 1907, a memorial based
on the work ot governor Hoyt was
presented to congress by the National
university committee of 400, of which
the executive committee was Andrew
D. White, expresident of Cornell and
former ambassador to Russia; Lieut
Gen. Nelson A. Miles, admiral of the
navy George Dewey and Hillery A.
A. Herbert, exsecretary of the navy.
Over 250 prominent educators have
frone on record, repeatedly and hearti
y. in favor of the organization and
direction by the federal government of
a graduate university which would be
the capstone of the American system
of education. The National Association
of State University Presidents, having
long ago left the outgrown shell of
state and sectional Jealousies, Is now
united unanimously. The reports of the
1912 and 1913 meetings, based on
speeches by president James, of Illi
nois, and president Van Hise, of Wis
consin, show this very clearly.
The association Is firm in the belief
that such an institution would greatly
insist rathi-r than harm the various
state and private universities, and that
"This Is My Birthday Anniversary"
Tis in grain, sir; 'twill endure wind and weather. Shakspere. Thafs
the kind of stuff we all want life made of dyed in the wool. Whether it's
friends or complexions, whether it's clothes or manners, we want to have
them real, we want the goodness in the grain. Netting else will endure
life's strain, or the world's inspection.
Be genuine, is The Herald's message to the young folks who celebrate
their birth today. The names follow:
Marie Newton, 12. Cliffie Cole, 14.
Samuel Townsend, 8. Agnes Borrego, 17.
Each one listed above can secure a ticket to the Unique theater by ap
plying to "Miss Birthday." The ticket admits two and is presented with
The Herald's compliments.
as the embodiment of culture In the.
new world it could soon rival the uni
versity of Berlin and the University of
Paris. It has 1 been generally agreed
that applicants for matriculation should
have the degrees of master of science
or master of arts, or have done work to
the equivalent Whether or not the
federal government should award doc
torates, following the completion of a
prescribed course in scientific, political
or literary research, has not been de
termined Many educators hold that the
doctorate should come in each instance
from the state or private university
which awarded the master's degree.
So manv scientific institutions, de-
I partments and bureaus have grown up
in Washington witn tne last aecaae. ai
an estimated expense of over ,$50,000,
000, that the organization of the pro
posed University of the United States
would Involve nothing more than the
creation of a board of regents and a
central executive force. Even the lat
ter is provided for, potentially, by the
presence in Washington of the bureau
of education, of which Dr. P. P. Clax
ton. commissioner of education, is the
head.
Tomorrow: "The City School."
(Articles by this noted writer are reg
ular features of The El Paso Hernld.)
The Two Sisters
By VIrsIala Terhune Van De Water.
CHAPTER XX,
FOR some minutes after Kelley De
laine went out Caryl sat motion
less, just where he had left her.
She felt a strong inclination to cry.
She resented his interference in her
plans, yet in the bottom of her heart
she appreciated that he had right on
his side. But why need there always
be something to mar her enjoyment
just when she might be so happy in
anticipation of the first bit of pleasure
she had had in New York? Delaine,
had to remind her what her sister
would say. What did he know about
her sister, anyway? Absolutely noth
ing. He had seen her once and then
only for a moment so how did he know
what kind of a girl she was? And even
If he did know, what business was it of
his where his stenographer went or
what she did? Suddenly her vanity
suggested a solution to her question.
He was jealous of Somerdyke. That
was it
He was angry anc resentful because
his friend had gotten ahead of him in
asking the girl out to luncheon. At
this thought Caryl's spirits rose, the
smile returned to her lips and the light
to her eyes. She glanced at the clock,
and saw that it still lacked an hour
of the time that she was to meet Som
erdyke She might begin to transcribe
some of the dictation that she had
taken down in shorthand. She danced
I over her notes and tried to read the
iirst sentence or ieiatnes story, sne
found it hard work, and was disturbed
because it took her almost five min
utes to decipher 25 words.
How would she ever get along if it
was so difficult to read her own char
acters? Still she comforted herself
with the thought's that prictise would
perfect her in this line. Besides, she
was so nervous now that she could not
concentrate her thoughts. Kelley De
laine had she mused with vexation
made matters hard tor her by his as
sumption of authority. A jealous man
was so unreasonable. Then she smiled
again and decided that as so much
of the morning was gone. It would be
foolish to fuss over her work any
longer. If she hurried she might be
able to go home and put on her best,
dress before 12 oclock. She did not
pause to reflect that if Somerdyke no
ticed the change in her costume he
would attribute it to a desire on her
part to impress him. She was too eager
to be cautious or to leel a proper sense
of pride.
Donning her hat and jacket she has
tened from the apartment leaving her
notes behind her on the typewriter
table. When she reached the street she
ran for a passing car and transferred
from that to a line that went near her
home. The weather had changed since
yesterday, the atmosphere was warm
and muggy and the humidity intense.
In her room Caryl tore off her shirt
waist and serge skirt and felt the per
spiration course down her face. With
out waiting to pick up her clothing
from the floor where she had dropped
It she put on her light summer silk and
her best hat washed her hands in the
sink in the hall, fastened a veil with
large dots over her face and drew on
her only pair of light silk gloves. Look
ing in the mirror she noted that she
was flushed crimson-and that the veil
was already damp and clung to her
cheeks. The sight annoyed her and
tears sprang to her eyes.
"Oh, It's hateful to be poor!" she
muttered. "If I was rich I would have
a maid tp help me dress, and I would
not have to slave and get all my fun
on the sly. I hate this life, and if ever
I get a chance to get out of it I'll do
It! I don't care what Julia and that
prig. of a man say to the contrary!
It's none of their business!"
On her way to the front door she met
her landlady, who started with sur
prise. "Why, good morning. Miss
Caryl!" she exclaimed. "I thought you
was workin'. I hope nothing's hap
pened?" "What should have happened?" asked
Caryl somewhat tartly.
"I only meant" explained the kind
hearted Irish woman, "that seeln" you
here at noon when you don't generally
get back till late afternoon made me
wonder If anything was wrong. But"
with a glance at the girl's costume
"I see from your dress that It's pleas
ure, not sickness, that's brought you
home."
"Yes." said Caryl awkwardly. "A
friend and I are going to lunch."
The woman looked at her with an
anxious expression. "That's nice." she
said dubiously. "Well, take good care
of vourself. won't you. dearie?"
"Of course I will!" retorted Caryl
testily. "What harm could come of
a nice girl and myself lunching to
gether?" (To be continued.)
(Articles by this noted writer are rfff
ulnr features of The Kl Paso Herald.)
COURT DISMISSES SUIT
BROUGHT BY TELEPHONE CO.
Denver. Colo- Dec 17. The United
States district court has dismissed for
lack of jurisdiction the suit brought by
the Mountain States Telephone ami Tele
graph company to prevent the enforce
ment of the socalled Brown ordinance,
reducing telephone rates in Denver.
The aetion was taken on motion of the
city. The corporation had sought an in
junction, in the meantime retaining its
old rates.
There are pending several suits in local
courts, looking to the enforcement of the
ordinance, and it is evpected that one or
all of these now will be brought to trial.
Mrs. SnimpFs 'Vote
The Dally Novelette.
'Oh. darling, you're my baby,"
He sang; it with nil his might.
She said. "Dear, here comes papa."
He quickly said, "Good Night!"
J(x tOU SEE, it's this way," ex
Y plained the tall woman who
- had rung Mrs. Pega
Snimpfs doorbell. "If every woman :n
the city signs this pledge declaring
that she wants to vote
"But" interrupted Mrs. Snimpf. "Ive
cot a vote"
"What!" exclaimed the tall wotsa"
"You don't mean to say you disga o
yourself as a man on election di
"Not at all," assured Mrs. Snimpf
"Then would you mind signing t" s
paper. I promise you that if you s-2-n
this paper you'll have a vote within a.
year." , 1
"But" persisted Mrs. Snimpf, "l vo j
got a vote!" ., . ,J
"I don't understand," said the Jall
woman coldly. , '
"WeU, wait here lor a iew mrauts
and you'll understand. Here he is
now."
Mr. Pegasus Snimpf, measuring fi-re
feet two inches in both stocking ftret,
was ascending the front steps.
"Peggie," said his wife sternly.
"You're two minutes late! Go In and
help, cook with the supper."
"Yes'm." said Pegasus Snimpf meek
ly and disappeared in the house.
"You see, Tve got a vote," said Mrs.
"You" het you have," said the tall
woman admiringly. "Well, 111 try next
door."
(Articles by this noted writer ore reg
ular features of The El Paio Herald.)
The Searchlight
IS PLAIN DAYLIGHT BEST?
Recent scientific tests, have shown
that for some purposes daylight is not
as good as other lights, provided they
be mono-chroma tli or one-colored.
Visual acuity, that 13 to say. the power
of the eye to distinguish detail, la
greatly Increased by monochromatic
light.
Thus In a printing establishment the
fact that the green mercury vapor
light is better than white light of the
ordinary electric bulb has been assert
ed for years, and now has been cor
cluslvely demonstrated by scientif.c
test
The same test held true out of doers
in strong sunlight Test objects .wera
put up, plain glass sheets ruled w."
black lines. A man of correct vlsi-3
had great difficulty In discerning th?se
test linen with the naked eve. but wbea
he put on yellowish-green glasses, sf
plane lenses, the lines were easily dis
tinguishable. In this outdoor test, it 1
was also found that the yellowish
green glasses eliminated the purplish (
haze at the horizon, and made it pos-
sible to see much further and much
more clearly into the distance ti.an
was possible in the plain dayugnt
(Articles by this noteil -writer are reg
ular features of The El Paso Herald.)
JAPAN LAUNCHE3 JTEW
AND POWERFUL BATTLESHIP
Kobe, Japan, Dec 17. The battle
cruiser Harrow, a sister ship of tag
Kongo, which was built in Eagland lor
tie Japanese navy, was launched herg
Sunday. Japan will build three super
dreadaaughts in 1914 in home dockyards
The Haruna will be also equal to the
United States battleship Texas. The
armament of the Haruna will consist ol
eight 14 inch guns mounted in four
barbettas. On the tipper level deck on
both sides are mounted batteries of sue
inch guns.
SECOND CALL ISST7KD
FOR PENSION WARRANTS
Austin, Tex, Dec 16. The second
call for pension warrants was issued
today by state treasurer Edwards, em
bracing all pension warrants issued
for the quarter ending Nov. 30 up to
No. 7980. This means that all Confed
erate pensioners will now be paid up
to that number. This leaves about 50o
more to be paid, for -which there ar
not at present sufficient funds.
G O O P S
By GELETT BURGESS
LEWIS LANE
There's nothing pleases
Lewis Lane
Like shattering
a window pane;
A vacant house
he cannot pass
He throws a stone
and breaks the glass!
You're not a Goop
as he is, so
You'd never be
so bad, I know!
Don't Be. A Goop!
(Creations of this Noteil Cartoonist an
regular features of The Kl Pasn Herald.)

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