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EL PASO HERALD
When the East and the West A re One
When One Mile Might As Well Be Ten Thousand &
and Three 7 hous and Feels Like Two
BY NELL BRINKLEY
Copyright, 1913, International News Service.
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OMBTIMES." said Sim Per
kins; "I think Tm agin this
here suffrage business for
women, and sometimes I think I'm for
"And it don't make no difference to
nobody what you think, nowhow," said
Uncle Ashdod. "It's Just like I says
to Grandma Billup. 'Grandma,' I says
piracy ain't no career for an old lady,'
1 says. When an old lady sets along
io eighty or on,' I says, 'she can sit
and knit, and she can knit and sit,
and once in a while she can go and
rub hoss liniment on her rheuaatir
:f she wants some real -excitement, hut
she ought to leave piratical jows to
the men.' So she hired the Sally Ann
"I bet it's a lie," said Sim Perkins
sadly. "I bet two dollars it's a lie.
And I got to sit and listen to it."
"You ain't got two dollars," said
Uncle Ashdod. "So I says, 'All right,
grandma, if you hire the ship you're
the boss and I'll hustle up a erew of
good, tough old seadogs that don't
care a hang for law or nothin" and
that is willin' to cut throats at all
hours, day or night.' "Now, Ashdod,
don't be so hasty," she says, talkin"
through her nose like she always did.
I'll attend to gettin' a crey myself.' "So
she got the Willin' Hands Sewin So
ciety, and she got the Ladies' Aid So
ciety, and she got Miss Piggle because
she always wore a net over her
"Thought it might come handy to
catch fish, I reckon," said Sini Per
"She got Miss Piggle to be cook of
the pirate ship," said Uncle Ashdod
severely, "because Grandma Billop
couldn't bear to have hair in her soap.
and she figured the net would keep
Miss Piggle's hair somewhere nigh
where it ought to be, which ain't in
vittles, by no means. So that made
twenty-four, countin' Grandma Billup,
and I was twenty-five. They took me
along to man the halyards."
"Couldn't they do it?" asked Sim
"No. sir," said Uncle Aashdodl "A
fool ought to know a woman can't
man nothin. She could woman 'em
but I never heard tell of anybouy
womanin' the halyards."
"I never heard tell of women
startin' out to be pirates, neither," said
"But you're goin' to," said Uncle
Ashdod. "Because thafs what Grand
ma Billup done. 'This here talk of
nomen not bein' able to do men's
work is all tonimyrot,' she says to me.
'We can do it better than the men
a can,' she says, 'and I'm goin' to do my
share.' 'You're too old,' I says. 'I'm
so old L'm plum wuthless,' she says
back, 'and that's why I've chose the
callin' of a nirate. I don't know
nothin' more wuthlnss than a pirate. If
I'm a wuthless old woman I can do
the work of a wuthless mas, and that's
my idea of what a pirate Is, so I'm
goin' to be it.' "
"She might have told yarns," said
Sim Perkins. "I know some fellers
that tell yarns, and the yarae is wuth
less. and the fellers Is wuthless,
"And the audjeonce is likewise,"
said Uncle Ashdod without anger. "So
I says, 'all right, grandma, what next?"
'Fetch the ship up to my front yard,'
she says. 'Hitch a couple of brace of
oxen to it and fetch it up here,' she
says, 'for I give my word I ain't goin'
piratin in a ship that's been man-managed
all these years until she's bad a
good spring house cleaning.' So 1
fetched her up. She looked some
bulky when I got her into that front
yard and she loomed up high, and
Grandma Billup says, 'Ashdod, I ain't
goin' to trust my old bones a climbin'
up the side of that boat with a mop in
one hand and a water pail in the other,
and I ain't the -woman to ask the La
dies' Aid and the Sewin' Society to
do no acts of heroism I ain't prepared
to lead. No, sir she says, 'a pirate
leade.- has got to be the most darin'
of the band,' she says, 'and be more
Care deril than the rest,' she says, "and
climbin' up walls that lean outwards
ain't to my taste. So cut a door right
there,' she says. So I cut it. And
when it was cut the pirate crew put on
their work dresses and entered in and
set about housecleanin" that ship."
"And you sittin' there tellin' 'era
yarns that was not true," said Sim
lerkins. "And me mannin' the pump handle
and mannin' the water pail and man
rin' the whitewash brusn," said Uncle
As-hdod. "They scrubbed the hull in
side and out, and made me whitewasn
it. There wasn't a spot in that ship
tut was scrubbed, and the walls wiped
do-.rn and the beddin' put out on deck
to sun. and I had to shinnev up the
n .;s:s and scrub them, too. 'My! my!
these men!' says Grandma Billup,
when they wus done cleanln,' 'they
don't know the fust thing about shlp
keepin'. It was fair time we come
aboard- " The boat was actchully filthy.'
Which It wasn't by no means. 'Grand
ma,' I says, 'a ship is a ship and it
ain't no company parlor, and if you
take my advice you won't clean her
too clean, because she'll get dirty
again in no time. And a pirate ship
ain't a pirate ship if it ain't mussy
and soiled like. That's the rule man
of war, spick and span; merchant ship,
fair to middlin": nirate vessel, filths
airy. jNow you've gone to ail
worn you've got to go to work ai
filthy the ship up again.' '.Ashdod
"And mannin' the water pail an d
says she, 'am I the pirate chief, or
are you? Mind your own business."
"Served ye right!" said Sim Perkins
"So I minded my own business, like
I always do," said Uncle A&bdod se
verely, "and I says. "All right, leave
her clean then, but it won't be much of
a pirate cruise. You've got the old
ship so clean you won't want to mur
der no captives on it for fear of mus
sin' her up. But that ain't my busi
ness. When do you want I should
haul her down to the water; ' 'Be pa
tient, Ashdod,' she says. I'm patient,'
I says, 'only now's the time to go
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piratin', if ever there was a time. 1
see by the paper the banks is shippin'
millions of gold to Yurup by ship,
and if I was wu I'd start right now.
'Can't start,' she says, 'until we get
our quiltin' frames aboard. The
Ladies' Aid and the Sewin" Society
want to do some quiltin' whilst we are
out piratin. I suppose,' she says, we
won't be cuttin' throats day and night
week In and week out, from one end
of the year to tother end, will we?"
'No, ma'am.' I says. so far as I know
all pirates take some time off from
business now and again. 'And spend
the same drinkih and carousin.' she
says, "which Injures the digestion and
"gives headaches the nest mornin.' and
mannin' the whitewash brush."
don't do no good to anybody. This
pirate crew won't take part in no such
nonsense, splashin' the ship with liq
uor and makin' work for all hands.
When we're restin' from carnage and
murder we'll quilt a few quilts, and
cut out and sew a few aprons that'll
come handy for the Christinas sale,
if we should take a notion to have a
Christmas sale, and I don't see why
a pirate crew shouldn I. if it wants
to. There's no law against it, and if
there was. a pirate crew wouldn't care
what the law said. So I won't have
no liquor spillin' abr.ard the Sally Ann
between murders. I'll have some nice
Jfoted Cartoonist are regulnr features of
This Dance Will Help
Greatly to Develop
ation (This Ik one of a Herlcs of articles
esitcclslly written for The 1 Paso Her
ald by Mile. Anna Pavlovra, the great
est, livlnr: nrcmiere danxeuse, ho has
, nosed with her dancing partner, Lair-
rcntl Aorikof f, for each figure. The.'
danees to be explained andMUnstratedl
are laose noiv in vogue in society uaii
K COME now to the final two
figures in the Russian Gavotte,
the Side Salute (figure A) and
1 the Finale (shown in figure B). If you
j have ever tried to move from right to
j left, and vice versa, with a series of
fairly long glides you will have some
' idea of what the Side Salute is.
As in the case with both the Hesl-
j tation Waltz and the Tango, the selec
1 tion of figures in the Russian Gavotte
I is left largely to the discretion of the
i masculine partner. There is no set rule
I for thir introduction, but If vou use
caution and move only from one- pose, j
or step, to another which can be ac- I
complished with ease and without
awkwardness, you will have no great
The Side Salute begins when the
t dancers are standing erect. Almost im
! mediately the dancer sinks slightly and
j assuming the approximate position
shown in figure A jnove to the right,
or the left, whichever direction is
I agreed upon by the dancers.
With each side glide the arms are
' lifted slightly and upon the completion
I of the glide after the rear foot -has
been brought up Into position there
comes a pause. Thereupon a second
glide takes place, and it may be re
peated until a considerable distance
j has been traversed.
1 The Russian Gavotte Is brougHt to a
' close with a pose appropriately deslg
i nated as the Finale, the attitude of the
feminine dancer being demonstrated in
' the photograph figure a.
i This pose is assumed several times
; to the rythmic accompaniment of the
1 music, with the right arm elevated
I first and the left brought to the same
point when the attitude is reversed.
Then. too. th left foot is nointed in
! place -of the right, while the weight of
j the body is thrown, supported, upon
the otner foot.
Without question, the Russian Ga
votte requires a great deal of prac
tice, but I can guarantee that it will
do more to cultivate repose, bodily
grace and relaxation than any other
dance possible to the ball room. Next
week I shall continue the regulation
modern round dances, with photo
graphs of myself and my partner, II.
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paper Syndicate.) J
clean sewin and quiltin', the muss of
which can be swept up with a carpet
sweeper.' Thafs what she says, be
cause it was before the days of
"Oh. it was, was it?" said Sim Per
kins, sneeringly. "And I suppose in
them days after a lot of old ladies got
their sewin' aboard ship they cut loose
and went to sea ana cut throats, aian t
they? I suppose a lot of aunties and
grandmas tied red rags around their
heads, and took bowle knives in their
teeth, and a couple. of pistols In their
hands, and cursed and swore and run
alongside of peaceful vessels, and
killed the crews, and sunk the ships,
and stole the treasure, didn't they?
Go on and tell me that. I dare ye!"
"If that was what they did, I'd tell
ye," said Uncle Ashdod, not in the
least abashed, "but It wasn't. Them
KrimAn vr.a.n taa mUWa ,1..... l.n-
Why. I remember one lettle bit of a I
pin cushion no bigger'n my fist "
"Thought you was tellin' about
pirates," said Sim Perkins. "Maybe
you don't know th difference between
pirates an' pin cushions. . A pin cush
ion is "
"No, sir. that pin cushion wasn't no
bigger'n my fist," said Uncle Ashdod,
"and you can get one at the ten cent
store for a nickel, any day, and the
price they asked for it was a dollar
an' seventy five cents. Yes, sir! And
twenty five cents for a plate of ice
cream and a slice of cake no thlcker'n
"Thought you was talkin' about the
Sally Ann." said Sim Perkins. "Sounds
like you was tellin' of a church fair."
"Well, it was a church fair," said
Uncle Ashdod, indignantly. "And it
v-as a dandy. You get a lot of women
holdin a church fair aboard a ship
with a pirate flag at the mast head j
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(Articles by this noted writer are reg
Fig. A. The Side Salute Requires
and gingham aprons marked a dollar
"There!" said Sim Perkins. "I
ye Women can't do men's work.
out to be pirates and turned out to be
a church fair. What kind of pirates
Is a lot of women runnln' a church
"Fierce ones," said Uncle Ashdod.
"Ts all right," said Sim Perkins,
"but church fairs ain't pirate ships, to
my way of thlnkin'. That's the way
this whole woman business It. Give
'em a chance and in little while
they'd be runnin' all the pirate ships
and turnin' em all into church fairs.
What's we do for pirate shljis then?"
"Well, maybe," said Uncle Ashdod,
cheerfully, ""we could manage to worry
along 'thought any."
Marshall Jield's Rise
From Clerk at Small Salary, He
Becomes Greatest of World's
I3y Madison C. Peters
ARSHALL FIELD, the wonderful
genius of the mercantile world.
was born at Conway, Mass.,
on Aug. 18. 1816 of parents in very
humble circumstances. His father was
a small farmer and the portion of
land he held was, for the greater part,
so unproductive that he had a hard
time in wresting a meager living from
it But he was a man of dogged will
who toiled unceasingly.
The Fields for a long time had been
settled in Majssachusets, the first of !
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77ie Gavotte: Lesson 3
The Side Salute and The Finale
nlar features of The El Paso Herald.)
them coming over with the Puritans,
but they were not of English, but of
Norman origin. Normandy, in France,
was settled by the Normans and there
we can trace the Field family as far
back as the beginning of the 10th cen
tury. The American pioneers had to strug
gle in the new country and, as far as
can be ascertained, none of them rose
above the rank of farmer until Mar
shall Field broke away from tilling
the soil and carved out for himself a
path which led to great wealth and
Marshall had received only a com
mon education and showed no superior
talent as a student. At 17 he pre
vailed upon his father to let him go to
Pittsfield to become a clerk in a dry
good store in that town. His salary
was a few dollars a week, but he man
aged to save a trifle everv week. He
remained almost four years in the Pitts
field store, mastering every detail of
me onsmess. on attaining his ma
jority in 1866 he went to Chicago,
where he had the good fortune to ob
tain employment in the firm of Cooley,
Wadsworth & Co, one of the pioneer
mercantile houses of the young city.
From the beginning he displayed a
perfect genius for the business and
so pleased his employers that his sal
ary was raised from time to time. In
I860 he had enough saved to enable
him to purchase 'a partnership in the
firm which then became Cooley,
Farwell & Co., the company being
Field. Later on Cooley retired and
the concern was carried on as Farwell,
Field & Co. This partnership was
dissolved In 1865 when Field combined
with Levi Z. Letter and both sold out
their interests to Farwell, joining
Potter Palmer and forming the great
house of Field. Palmer and Leiter.
two years later Mr. Palmer got out
and the business which had. by this
Represents the Concluding Pose rn ths
time, assumed vast proportions was
conducted until 1881 under' the firm
name of Field, Leiter & Co. At that
date Mr. Field purchased Mr. Letter's
interest and since then the establish
ment has been continued as Marshall
Field A Co.
Became Merchant Prince.
On Leiter's retirement Field became
the merchant prince of the world
his house standing far ahead of any
other similar institution in existence.
Prior to the great fire the sales ol
the concern, of which Field was the
head, amounted to $12,060,000 a year
Through the fire the losses entailed
on the firm amounted to $$,000,000.
When the city was rebuilt business
steadily increased until the mammoth
establishment was turning over $80,
000,000 annually. The old bnilding
was replaced by a huge granite edi
fice ravprlnsr an ntfr h1fu1r an,4 malr.
ing it the largest mercantile store on
eartn. in addition to the Chicago
house it opened branches in England,
France, Germany and Japan and the
importations came from every land be
neath the sun.
Field died in New York on January
16, 1906, one of the leading multimil
lionaires of the world. He was a
large-hearted man who gave of his
enormous wealth liberally to manv
worthy causes. Hia greatest gift to
the public was the Field Columbian
Museum which coat $1,O06.M& and was
erected for the purpose of bousing the
wonderful exhibits of the Chicago
World's Fair. He bestowed large sums
on the Chicago University and he en
dowed a public library in his native
tpwn of Conway, at a cost of $200,000,
to perpetuate the memory of his
mother, Fedelia Nash, who was the
daughter of a poor New England
( Vrtielen by thfat mated writer are ree.
j ular features ef The El 1'ase Herald.)