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Suoerlor exclusive features and complete news report by Associated Press Leased Wire an P SOD aSeSS "respondents covering Arizona. New Mexico, west Texas. Mexico. Wash- rnibHshldnb?'HeVaWNeewTs Coltnc: H. D. Slater (owner or two-tatrds Interest) President: J C Wilmartb (owner or one-fifth interest) Manager: the .remaining one-glth interest- is owned among 12 stockholders who are as 'follows; fi. U. LapeJl. H. H. Stevet?! J T JmithJ J. Mirndy. Waters Davis. H. A. True. MeGlennoa eatats. W? F? Payne" R C Canby. a A. Martin. A. L. Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey. EL PASO HERALD Editorial and Magazine Page Saturday, December Twenty-seventh, 1913 AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL HOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED. H. D. Slater. EUter-lx-Chief ana controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 15 Yeartf; G. A. Martia i Hews Editor. Life. Expensive THE cost of living still goes op, and trouble round us thickens, and yet whene'er we dine or sap, we've porterhouse or chickens. To make our wails have proper fen we should he lean and scrawny, hut -wVe the muscls of a horse, and we are fat and brawny. The portly man gets up and whoops about the cost oFliving, while to his form some costly soups a genial warmth are giving. The clubman wrings his hands and whines, the Cost will make us -vagrants, while to his breath imported wines impart a pungent fragrance. We should be hollow eyed and thin, our slats like washboards showing, if we'd denounce -the men of. sin who keep the prices going. But nearly all the kicking's done by fat and fussy sinners who have their pockets full of mon, and swallow four-course dinners. I do not hear the toiler wail "or breathe dire threats of slaughter; he eats his dinnet from a pail, and helps it down with" water; he and his children shed their woes, and warble "Yankee Doodle," and to the moving picture shows he takes the whole caboodle. (Copyright by George M. Adams.) -WALT MASON. o Stepping Stones Of AMD THE YEAR drives on to the end, so that the' three or fout days re maining seem but a matter of hours, nineteen fourteen is crowding us, and nobody is sorry to see the old year go, because the future holds so auck in store that is even better than has gone before. There is much to do in the year's round up. Business men are engaged in closing their annual records. Merchants are taking inventory and checking over the holiday figures. The day of the annual reckoning, with its inevitable com parisons, is at hand. Coot sheets and multicolored graphs are being drawn up. It is a time also of social and moral reckoning, and with some, religious. There is a general summing up, and a concentration of thought on the lessons of the past and the prospects and plans for the future. When the din breaks, loose next Wednesday night, and the wireless flash supplemented by caWe and telegraph throughout the world announces' the passing of the last midnight of 1913, the message of the bells will be one of hope and great promise, and men will look joyously for the dawn of the 'first day. . Some men try to scorn the sentiment of the newborn year; try to argue that xothing has happened, that one day is like another, that the sun shines the same, the hours flee the same, the nights bring the same exhaustion, the days the same, cares, the weeks and months the same baffling problems, the same joys, the same disappointments, the same triumphs, as if the calendar leaf had nof been torn away. But" in their hearts the cynics know it is not so they know that in some systerious way, working through the minds of men, there comes at midnight on December 31 a mighty change, when the trumpet call from on high announces the signal of the new "day of creation," and the great scroty is rolled up; turning a aew clean page to the light, where men may write withput being distracted by the disordered marks left in the records of a dead past. - Finished irrevocable but sot irreparable. The stars still point the way, as they did of old. Firel IT GRATIFIES EI Pasoans always to see the local fire department work. The department is modernly equipped, .and horse drawn machines are fast-being displaced by automobile apparatus; all new machines are of the auto type, -which already so strongly dominates in he total equipment that the effect on the casual looker on is that of a full autt service. Only those machines remain in the horse drawn class -wMcn do not need a wide radius of insjant action. Plenty of auto apparatus oan now be concentrated in a few moments at any point in the city, to cope with any fire but the very largest and it has often been said that no fire is very large when it starts. The secret of success in preventing serious fires is to get into action in the briefest possible time after a fire starts. The department is now equipped to do this to perfection. But machinery & not all: it is only a minor part of the fire fighting organisation. The main thing is 'the men, plus competent direction. El Paso has a full paid fire department under experienced and competent heads. Fires in El "Paso do not have to be fought in their early stages by subordinates. The chiefs are always on the scene with the first apparatus, and fbe fight is directed with forceful intelligence right from the lining out of the first hose. The El Paso fire department always acts on the wise assumption that every fire may "get beyond control'' if it be not caught in the first moments. One thing that is always noted at fires by home folk and visitors alike Is the absence of confusion, noise, and excitement One may pass within a few yards of a building where a serious fire is in progress and scarcely realize that there is anything unusual going on. There is no shouting and aimless running about; every man is in his place and quietly bnt persistently plugging away at the root of the trouble. Water is used sparingly, and the salvage is remarkably large. The El Paso fire department is one that may profitably be studied as a model by less fortunate cities. Awaiting BUT ONE MAK lives who can -compose the musical epic of our great romantic west Engeibert Humperdinck. Tschaikowsky was too somber. Grieg might have done it, but he is gone. The task requires sanity, imagination, reverence, tenderness; definite purpose; pure love of beauty; sympathy with tho aspirations of the race, pity for its sacrifices; wide horizons, receptivity to im pressions; sensitiveness, serenity, benevolence; a soul tuned to grandeur; a lively sense of humor; love of nature; mysticism, prophecy, courage all in superlative egree. ... Hianperdinok has something of the humanity of Beethoven though without his universality, he has something of the originality of Wagner but with a lighter touch, and an art less esoteric; he belongs to this day, and if he knew what a wealth of inspiration there is in the American west, he would yearn for it. The west, some day, will produce a really great opera and a really great symphony. Ko poem, no prose, no painting, no sculpture, can ever interpret it truly. Only in great music can it find a sentient, convincing, and inspiring voice, to convey its message to those who know not the spell -and the love of it. The west, it is truealready has its symphony: but it is that of the morning stars singing together just before the dawn, and few there be who can hear that song, or, hearing, tell it forth to others. o The Elephant Butte dam will control, in lake B. M. Hall, the greatest water storage in the world for irrigation purposes, and the greatest water storage in the world for any purpose with the single exception of the lake at the summit of the Panama canal. . One-Sentence Philosophy PODfTKD PARAGRAPHS. (Chicago News.) The more a man gets left the more he talks about his rights. A, woman's chattering teeth never usurp the functions of her tongue.. Labor is ennobling, but a lot of Americans are opposed to ncbllity. Many a person with an eye for the beautiful has an ear, for ugly gossip. When the wise dog goes out to kill sheep he leaves his bark at home. Moat, of your troubles are silly trou bles that is, troubles that are unim portant If her husband isn't a paying prop osition a woman is apt to consider marriage a failure. A breach of promise suit is sure to demonstrate that some things are bet ter left unwritten. There may be such a thing as a man of very few words but who ever heard of a woman like that? Many a city man boasts of his boy hood on the farm but he doesn't make a strenuous effort to get back to it. A fussy old bachelor says that eat ing onions will often prevent a mus- j tache from coming on a woman's lip. j Probably most of us would be more ' thankful for the things we have if there were not so many other things i v,e want. J Our Dead Selves Fire Out the Master QUAKER. MEDITATIONS. (Philadelphia Record) The honeymoon Is frequently oyer before the last installment on the fur niture is paid. Outside of baseball the heaviest bat ter is to be found in the- boarding house buckwheat cake. "Riches take unto themselves wings," quoted the Wise Guy. Tes," agreed the Simple Mug, "a flyer In the stock market generally proves that." "I always take a day off on my birthday,'' remarked the youthful sten ographer. "You'll take a couple of years off when you reach my age," replied the veteran. GLOBE SIGHTS. (Atchison Globe.) There should be some way of cooking kraut without advertising it. Obituary poetry makes an editor feel worse than the bereaved relatives. Shoes to fit the feet are mostly old shoes, if we may judge by our own limited experience. After a youth gets out of college, he ceases to care so much for glory that doesn't pay dividends While the cost of liingr grows higher, jnu haen't noticed the undertakers offering any real bargains. Revolutionize Rug Trade From a Gamble the Marketing of Oriental Rags Has Been Converted Into Scien tific Business. Qy FTcderic J. UnsJUn WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec 27. No other trade in tho world has been so completely revolu tionized within the last decade as that in oriental rugs. The American trade in oriental ruga was compaiauvely a gambit even 10 years ago. Not one dealer in 10 knew what value he would receive on a bale of rugs. Tney were sold for whatever sums they would bring. Sometimes the dealors received multiplied profits. Occasionally rare rugs sold for really less than their Talue. TTnrfnr tiis niH method, a rue- buver J would go to an oriental Tillage and pay the lowest posswie price ior bale of rugs. He would ship the bale unopened Into this countrj. Frequent ly it would contain old coats, and shoes as well as rugs, but in the heterogen eous collection one or two rugs of real value might be found. The others were soid for whatever prices they would bring. Now practically all oriental rugs are made and sold by the square foot, the prices varying according to the grade. The rug commissions in Constantinople and other oriental ports decide about the grade and fix the price. Consequently, the weaver in the interior who has a few rugs made by the women In his own home can he just as sure of receiving their full value now as the American farmer who brings his eggs into a city mar ket. So far as the weaver is concerned the value is determined by the number of knots to the' square inch, the ma terial of which the rug is made and its coloring. Name Indicates Home Town. The name of a rug has nothing to do with Its quality. It indicates the vil lage in which it was made or the city in which it came to market. Some Americans buy oriental rugs as fool ishly as many orientals purchase American shoes. The American shoe is believed to be superior to others and those made in New Kngland have the highest reputation. The oriental does not know that New Kngland shoe manufacturers make shoes at prices ranging from $1 to $20 a pair. The average American may have heard that Kermanshah rugs are of high grade and pay a large price for a rug bearing that name. ' 'He is 'ignorant of the fact that some of the poorest rugs upon the market also come from Kermanshah. The antique oriental rug is practi cally a myth so far as the present American market is concerned. Few real antique rugs have been brought to this country. The markets of Lon don and the European cities had prac tically secured the bulk of the antique rugs of the world before the taste for them had been developed in America. Occasionally a rug buyer will run across one or two antiques but they are seldom placed upon the regular American market. Consequently, most of the antique trugs offered for sale in this country are 'fakes which have been aged by some process that is likely to lessen their worth. Modern Rur Equals Antique. The modern oriental rug when prop erly made is quite as valuable for most purposes as the antique. It lacks the romance - qf -aaoient, historjbut in coloring, . appearance" 'and wearing quality it la as good. The demand for oriental rugs "htut led to many adulter ant practices' tar "their manufacture, but it is, of course, possible to secure good rugs from -reputable dealers. A really good rug must be made of yarn pre pared from the well selected wool of young 'sheep, goats or camels, which has been cut at the proper season of the year. Utmost care must be exer cised in .its washing, cleansing and spinning. After that the dying is of great importance. Within the last quarter of a century cheap aniline dyes have been Introduced into the Orient and many are colored with these instead of the pure vegetable dyes which have been in use for cen turies. About 10 years age the shah of Persia issued an edict that any dyer in the country convicted of using aniline dyes for rug yarn should have his right hand cut off. The lessening authority of this ruler is typified by the non conformance with this law, for there are few one handed men in Persia, and the adulterations of the rug dyos are becoming greater each year as the number of cheap rugs is increased. Imports Are $5,060,000 Annually. About $5,000,000 worth of oriental rugs are being brought Into this coun try annually, so that America is fully making up for her earlier lack of in terest in these productions. The best rugs are owned by museums and pri vate individuals. Among the promi nent American rug collectors are TV. A. Clark, of New York; H. a Frick, of Pittsburg, and A. T. Sinclair, of Massa chusetts. The late J. Pierpont Mor gan had one of the most valuable pri vate collections -in the world. The rugs collected by the late Benjamin Altaian of New York also included some rare values. It has been recently discoveerd that the demand for oriental rugs has led. to the employment of child labor In factories In the orient. These facto ries have been erected by rug agents who prove heartless task masters to the helpless rug weavers. In some towns in Armenia and other countries little girls ranging from four years upwards are employed from, sunrise to sunset under the most unsanitary con ditions for from two to 20 cents a day. In many of these factories contagious diseases are permitted to exisj. without any prceautions. Tuberculosis and other maladies are unchecked. Reports of these rug factory conditions have led the surgeon general of the public, health service to issue stringent reg ulations regarding the disinfecting of. rugs known to come from such facto ries. . Colors Show Rugs' Origin. Bach of the eastern nations has its favorite color. Persia is partial to greens and yellows, Turkey to red and Armenia to blue. The rugs from these countries indicate these, prefer ences. The Turks regard green as a sacred color, not to be trodden under foot. The Turkish rug maker, there fore, only uses this in his prayer rugs. "Weavers choose colors according to their significance sp that every rug Is a poem which only the initiated can read. White is an emblem of mourn ing to the Persians, the Chinese and the Indian Mohammedans. Blue to the Persians means air and to the Chinamen means authority and power. Black denotes sorrow and evil. Red signifies Joy, happiness, life, truth. Virtue and sincerity. Yellow is the Chinese color for royalty. Orange stands for sorrow to the Buddhist and Mohammedan, while rose symbolizes divine wisdom. It takes an expert to tell the difference between aniline dyed and the vegetable dved rues. The Orientals use a string of amber beads which they draw over the sur face of the rugs so that the colors are reflected in them. If aniline dved thev are said to have a cloudv appearance; if colored with vegetable dyes they have clear, wavy outlines. The designs in rugs are also signi ficant and the ability to read them greatly enhances the value to the own er. Arahic figures and characters are sometimes employed to give quotations from the Koran or other sacred litera ture. The Turks do not weave figures of animals, birds or human beings into their rugs because th fear that might lead to idolatry. They do not desire to mrke their rugs symmetrical because of the fact that onl; Allah is perfect j SHk Runr rc Priceless. 1 The silk rug is not a strietlj Oriental The Prairies BY GEORGE FITCH. Author of "At Good Old Slwash." MUCH of the United States is grand and peculiar, sticking up as far as three miles into the climate in spots. Still more of our much beloved country, however, Is flat and unexciting except at harvest time. A section of the United States which has only two dimensions, length and breadth, is called a prairie. m n..o ntHilriac hsirin at TrlP dllS- I souri river and roll gently westward towards the setting sun aimusi enough to scare said sun off of its nest. When discovered, these prairies were profusely equipped with air, cli mate, sunshine and horizon, but were otherwise as empty as a new flat be fore the van from the installment ifur niture house gets around. The eye could wander in all directions without stumbling over any object more prom inent than a prairie dog mound, and a man might travel a week without finding enough timber to cut a fish pole. However, this lack is thought fully palliated by the great scarcity of streams in which to fish. Originally the prairie was upholstered with long waving grass and had to be navigated -with the aid of a compass and a sextant. Many a strong man with no sense of direction has gone rashly out on the great American prairie and has wandered several hun dred miles in irregular circles without finding a lunch counter, or, in the end, a competent undertaker. Grass, wind and dimensions were the great posses sions of the prairie, and It was lux uriantly provided with all three. More wind passed a given point on the prairie in twenty four hours than a near actor from New York could emit concerning Broadway In a month When man came rudely westward, .lhnurtltv Ills, TXTO IT thrftllffh th0 TirlmPVfll I solityde, he took the prairies in hand ana anerea mem a gouu uhu. nisi, he cleared off the justly celebrated American bison and the equally fa mous Indian, both of which were highly Inimical to agriculture. Then he broke up the hard, tough rind of prairie sod 0mnel Th' feller who don't advertise generally has a circus hill hangin' in-his -window thro' th' winter. Th' richer a .relative is th' less he bothers you. product It comes to supply an Occi dental demand. The first silk rugs were made in China, Anatolia and northern Persia for mosques, royalty or very rich persons -who hired expert weavers and supplied the materials. They were never made to be sold. A few of these pieces have been brought to America, either for museums or pri vate collections and they are of price less value. Now modern rugs are be ing woven of silk from antique designs in several countries. In Persia they cost from $10 to $15 per square foot and when imported to this country they bring from $15 to several hun dred dollars a square foot according to the design and coloring. A recent development of the orien tal rug trade is the filling of special orders. A first class dealer in orien tal rugs will undertake to supply rugs In any shape to fit any space and in any desired coloring or design. He will submit water color drawings of designs and the order will be trans mitted to the orient arid filled within a few months. The manufacture of oriental type rugs in this country can not become a success because of the higher cost of labor and the difference in living conditions. The rugs can only be made by hand under circum stances which render them of small value. A few weavers from the orient have been brought to this country but they are practically all engaged in re pair work. While few real antique rugs are now offered for sale, a large number ot I rugs woven for domestic use and hav- I ing interesting history connected with j them are being marketed. After a ; girl in the orient is betrothed she , weaves a rug for her lover. It is of highest grade because she naturally ' wants it to represent her best work. ! Prayer rugs, bath rugs, and others woven for family use are ultimately marketed, and not a few orientals to day carpet their homes with machine ! made rugs imported from Europe, while those connected with their fami- j lies enrich occidental homes. Monday: Prevention of Unnecessary Noise. The Searchlight MOVING PICTURES IX HIGH SCHOOLS Notice has been given of the use of moving pictures in the schools of Ger many. They have now been taken up in the United States and with the new year will be introduced as a regular part of the courses of study in the high schools of Des Moines, Iowa. Not only will the motion pictures be used in class Work; in commercial feography. to describe industrial con itions, and in the domestic science de partment to explain food analysis and the proper preparation of food, but they will also be used for entertain ment. The moving picture . machine j will do its part in the class work every day, and one night each week the large auditorium will be opened as a really truly "movie," and the best selected photoplays will be given free of charge to the students. This particu lar part of the program is aimed to help in making the high school a genu ine social center. The opening of the schools for social centers was approved by the citizens of Des Moines in a recent election, and to do their part the high school stu dents, by voluntary contributions, m tde I up trie money to purchase a complete ! motion picture outfit Thus, by the I co-operation of the students and the hool authorities, this new form of I literature is definitely introduced intc an American high school, j ( Vrtlrlcs by th's no;; wr!( r are ri-ar-, ular features of The El Paso Herald.) ABE MARTIN I with 20 oxen power plows. Then he planted windbrakes, sod houses, windmills, cyclone cellars, grain ele vators, district schools, political ma chines, and other necessities of modern life. Now, the prairies have quit loaf ing and blowing, and have gone to work. They raise the wheat and corn for half a nation, raise forests and statesmen, and bear the automobiles of a hundred thousand farmers on their smooth, flat backs. The prairie is Jio longer a wild. 3 T T0t "A section of the United States which has only tvro dimensions length and breadth." free thing. Even Its climate has been changed and its supply of wind cut down 75 per cent. It is bound up in barbed wire, railroads and telephones, and man has begun to stick sky scrapers into its quivering flanks. No one mourns for the old fashioned prairie, however. It was as grand as the boundless ocean; as inconvenient to have in the middle of one's business. (Articles by this noted writer are rrs ular features, of The EI Paso Herald.) 14 Years' Ago Today From The Herald This Sate 1SB9. George H. Henderson is in? the city Miss May DeMier, of .Las Cruces, is in the city. v F. H. Bascom came down from las Cruces this morning. A marriage license was issued yes terday to Marshall Dougherty and Miss Emma Reed. Miss Vivette Davis, a student at Xe si 11a college, is spending her vaca tion in El Paso. W. F. Weber, night watchman on the G. H, is suffering from rheumatism and is taking a layoff. J. A. Batrd. who has been visiting In North Carolina for some time, re turned home yesterday. A building permit was granted today to 3: F. Corbing to build a $106 adobe house on Campbell street Superintendent W. R. Martin, of the G, H went west this morning to look over some pump equipment. George C Reed, a .government sur veyor, has returned from a two weeks' stay in the White Oaks country. On next Monday night the Border rifles will give their much talked of military ball in the district court room. Eugene Baird, one of the heaviest players on the college football team, came down from Las Cruces this morn ing. The New Mexico Agricultural col lege football team is now the cham pionship eleven of New Mexico. The college team met the Albuquerque Indian eleven Christmas afternoon at Mesilla, heating them by the seore of 38 to 0.-. An effort will bo made to se cure a game by the Agricultural eleven with the Carlisle Indian team. Miss Hattie Schloss, daughter of A. Schloss, was married this afternoon at her father's residence, to Herman Led erman. of Fort Worth. Herman Mars was best man and Miss Amy Schloss maid of honor. Miss Schloss has been counted as one of the most popular and attractive young women of EI Paso. The groom is a well known traveling man with the Casey Swasey company of Fort Worth. SHIPWRECKED CREW RESCUED FROM DEATH Key West. Fla., Dec. 27. Capt J. W. Gould and eight members of the crew of the British barkentine Malwa were rescued by the British steamer Ces trlan on Christmas eve. They were taken off tho rigging of the sinking vessel. The revenue catter Miama took them off the . Cestrjan, and Drought them into port Friday. The crew at tracted the attention of the Cestrian with torches. They were taken off in a sea that threatened to swamo the lifeboats. G O O P S By GELETT BURGESS DAISY DUSST Do you look down on people just Because they're poor, like Daisy Dusst? She thinks she's belter than the. rest Because she's somewhat .better dressed. Her father's rich, Her mother's, grand: Still, she's a Goop. Dyou understand? Don't Be A Goop! :frrnilont :f thin Sotrd t'nrtounlMt are regular fcnturcM of The Kl Paso Herald.) -, &. Ij. r r mm v. iMrM i ): . ! :. : .a ; . i..-. l - , .. ' J'W .j'" '. " - .r " . ! . ..n . . i i "This Is My Birthday Anniversary" THE days are growing longer now, and though it takes a good deal of imagination Co see any difference, the very knowledge of this fact makes us look towards spring with joy at the thought of its delights. And this is the way of all life. We make mistakes and we gather courage to o on by the thought that we are starting out new again and that the next time we come up to this particular situation we will fio better. Then would be no advancement unless this was so. Today's birthday list is as follows: Clayton Lane, 8. Harrison Barwell, 12, Mabel Kitchens, 14. Mildred HHaines, 10. Lucy Arnett, 14. Ava Manning, 14. Lowell Frampton, 8. Aillena Buchanan, Ella Narzinsky, 16. Carman Vieeeas, 15. A ticket admitting two to the Unique theater awaits each one of the above named boys and girls at The Herald office. Call on "Miss Birthday." The Two Sisters By VIrcluIa Terhune Van De Water. CHAPTER 22. j TT would be hard to say which i looked the more embarrassed after j the invitation to luncheon had been given Kelley Delaine or Julia Marvin. The men saCw that the girl was un pleasantly surprised. She could not know how he had longed to meet her. To her he was simply a writer who had employed her sister as his sten ographer. Yet something made her feel that he was a gentleman and it was with an effort that she forced herself to appreciate that after al he was a person of whom she know nothing. His manner, gave her confidence, and she was almost certain that he was a man whom one could trust Still, in spite of this, the situation was too un conventional for her to approve of it And all the while that these thoughts were passing through Julia Marvin's mind the saleswomen at her counter were watching her curiously. This knowledge made her flush uncomfort ably. "Thank you. Mr. Delaine," she said, somewhat stiffly, "but you must ex cuse me. I cannot except your invita tion." "Why not?" asked the ban bluntly. "Because." said the girl. "I am not in the habit of lunching with strang ers. I do not mean to be unkind, but as I am paid to attend to my work at this, counter I have no right to stand here talking any longer. Besides" dropping her voice and glancing un easily at the other girls "this kind of an interview attracts disagreeable comment' It was the man's turn to flush now. "I beg your pardon!" he exclaimed. -1 have been very thoughtless, and I feel properly rebuked." He hesitated, then added. "T will get your address from your sister if you don't mind. Good morn ing !" Without waiting for her reply, he lifted His hat and walked rapidly away, while Julia began with unsteady hands to put away the laces that she had been arranging before Delaine came. He had only been with her for three or four minutes, but somehow there were many things he had said that she would like to think over. But this was mot the time nor the place for such thoughts. Then she took her self sharply to task. Why should she let any man of whose birth, breeding and -habits she knew nothing affect her as this man had done? What did she know of his true self? "Where did you pick up your gen tleman friend?" asked a voice. Julia started violently and found Minnie Maibrunn, a salesgirl, standing close bv her. I say," Minnie went on, "he's some class, eh! Ever seen him before?" "Certainly," replied Julia gravely. "I hope you do not think I would talk to a man I had never met. do youl" "Where did you meet him?" queried the girl curiously. "He looks like a regular rich guy. don't her "I don't think he looks especially rich." said Julia indifferently. "I don't know if lie has money or not, and I don't cs0?' "But -mfcere did you meet him?" per sisted Minnie. "Here in New York, of course. An intimate friend of mine is in his em ploy." "Oh, I see," said Minnie. "When are you going to see him again?" Julia looked at her coldly. "Reallv," she said, "I don not. know that I shall ever see him again, and it is perfectly immaterial to me whether I do or nof As she uttered the words she won dered if she spoke the truth. Minnie Maibrunn bridled with vexation. "Well," she retorted, "you've no need to be so snippy about it anyhow. 1 didn't mean to offend you by asking a simple, friendly question in a per fectly polite -jray." Julia smiled kindly and laid her hand on the girl's arm. "l beir vour pardon if I spoke sharply," she said, j av .cn me uuiu, xm urea ana Hun gry, and these laces are In an awful mess." "I'll help you put them to rights," said Minnie, mollified by Julia's re pentant tone and manner. "I don't wonder nj feel cross. I guess we all get that way when we're over tired." As Julia Marvin walked homeward late that afternoon she pondered on ' tne events or the day, but especially j on tne iew minutes that Delaine had spent in conversing with her. Why had he said that he would get her ad dress from Caryl? It would be morti fying to have him come to the house where she and her sister live. Not that Julia was ashamed of the fact that she must live in cheap lodgings but there was no place in which she could re ceive callers. Moreover, this man was evidently one of the class who are used to nice things and to luxuries, and she was but a poor working girl. She did not want to have any man condescend to her. She would be treated as an equal or she wouH have nothing to do with him. But perhaps she would never see him again. She would certainly forbid Caryl to give him the address of Mrs. Halloran's house. She did not believe that Caryl herself would be anxious to have her employer know just -where she lived. The child was foolishly ashamed of their poverty. But in this case her false pride might stand them in good stead. At all events the two girls could talk the matter over that evening and settle their plan of action. Of course Caryl was at home long ago. Julia was glad that the child had such easy hours, for it gave her plenty of time to rest and the older girl had always felt that her little sister needed more care than she. Besides that, Caryl did not like work, and were her hours long she might not have courage or desire to persevere. When Jula Marvin had climbed the two flights of stairs to her room and opened the door she stood amazed. Caryl waa not there, but on the floor lay the dress she had worn to work that morning, and the room showed evidence of haste on the part of the person who had last dressed there. Where could Caryl be? It was half past six, and she was usuallv home by half-past three at the latest. CoulU anything have happened to her? Her sister pressed her hands together tightly in a sudden spasm of fear, and hurrying across the room, looked out of the window. Surely she must be coming now! To be continued ) (rtlcle" by tTils noted writer rc reg ular features of The II Paso Herald.) Calls It Christmas Spasm Rer. C. I- Overstreet Says He Might Describe It as Overdoing a Good Thing; Little ' Interviews. tfe UNDAY night I intend to preach a sermon on The Christmas Snasm.' " said Rev. C. U Over- street, of the First Presbyterian church. "I might add a sub-tiUe and call it overdoing a good thing. People are too much inclined to confine their Christian spirit to Christmas day. When Christ mas comes they get very generous, give liberally and with the right spirit But when Christmas is over and almost be fore the paper tissue has burned and the Christmas ribbon picked up, they pull back in their shells, take on board their grouch and go through the year that way. My advice is to spread the Christmas spirit over tho entire year and call it the Christian spirit," "If the Mexican federals will place their .machine guns and men properly in I-a Mula pass, no rebel army could reach Ojinaga." said C. G. Jones, who was a gunner for the Maderistas at Ojinaga. "I know that country like a book and I knqw what it would mean to attempt to march an army through La Mula pass with the pass properly defended. "We had an experience with La Mula pass during the Madero revolution when our forees were defeated and we were ordered to evacuate Ojinaga be cause the federals had held th pass against our men. By properly distrib uting the artillery and machine guns, with sharpshooters stationed along the hills overlooking the pass, the federals could hold that position until the crack of doom." Deputy constable J. W. Brown held a sequestration writ for a piano in his hand. He was sad. He sighed. It was Christmas. "Here la a writ" said the constable, sadly shaking his head, "for a woman's piano and it is Christmas time. Can you imagine what that home would be without music at a time like this? Think about it Woiran with three or four happy children and a piano. Chil dren's voices lifted in song. Enter hard hearted constable. T have a writ for your piano, madam. Woman's wails and children's tears. Christmas does not come but once a year and it seems to me that they could put off Issuing this writ, at least till after New Year's I am going to see If I can arrange it so that that woman and her children will have their piano this week." "Ah!" exclaimed Capt. W. D. Greet. as city detective Bill Smith walked into the police station wearing a brand new, brown velour hat, You are a per fect study in brown. I see that you have an eye for colors." "This 'at" says Billy Smith. 1s a Christmas present Hi selected the color an' Hi thinks that it is most be coming." "You displayed excellent taste." re plied Capt Greet. "As a matter of fact. it showed your acumen. You Snow that all detectives should wear brown hats for the reason that they cannot be so easily distinguished when wearing that color of headgear. When you see a man with a brown hat on you cannot tell whether he is a detective or Just a plain citizen." Clarence Longnecker, who drove into El Paso in his Buick car last week. says: "Many of my frierds think that I have quit EI Paso for good because I have been over in Arizona for some time. Not on your life I heven't. I still call El Paso my home and while I travel about the southwest a great deal I hang my hat in this town and expect to do so for many years to come." Jfr Jfc "I hope that the 20th Infantry will enter a team in the City Basketball league," said Charles H. Brown, of the Y. M. C A. "We need another good soldier team in the league, like the 22d infantry team of last year. Although the 22d Infantry team did not win the city championship last year, they cer tainly showed up all the other teams bv their clean, sportsmanlike playing. They were the best losers, as a team, that I have ever' watched. They never wrangled with the referee, and in ev ery game everywhere they clayed thev made a fine impression. If the Jth Infantry will also furnish that brand of plavers they wiH be a most welcome adition to the City league." We made a record in steamship tick et sales Christmas eve. said J. E Monroe, 'of the G. H. S; A. "We soK 80 tickets to Europe over the French line. Most of these were to thte Spanish refugees or Chihuahua, who are leavincr Mexlco behind them for ood and all and going hack to their former homes in Snaln. That is the largest number of steamer tickets ever sold in the west in one day." "Unlike other branches of the gov ernment service, we are not given anv funds to be used foi advertising pur poses." sas L. M. Lawson. project en gineer at m Paso of the United States reclamation service. As a result, we are up against it sometimes when we need material and equipment with which to undertake a Job. Take the Franklin irrigation canal enlargement proposition for instance. We need ma chinery, livestock, concrete and manv other things for that work and we cannot advertise for them through the newspapers. We have to depend on the publicity given by the press in shaoe of 'siories" to secure the desired results. There Is another method, however, that involves the typewriting of long list of the stuff we want and then posting these lists in conspicuous places." "Passenger travel during Christmas week, as a rule, is very light" savs Rov Davis, of the E. P. S. W. citv ticket office. "But this year we were surprised to find that there was no great decrease In the number of trav elers passing through here. Most of them were going east going to spend the holidavs back where the snow is deep and the weather is really cold. I sunoose. Kven on Christmas dax we sold a number of tickets over our line nnd I understand that the same thing happened to the other loads In El Paso." CWVT, WORKMFTV JIAH TO COVrRIBrTF. KF RXEV TFSTIFIK Albany. N Y.. Dec. 27. Owen U Kearney formerlv section superinten dent of the state ranitl svtem. testified at the Osborne investigation Into state highwav affair" tat he had rece'vd approximately $2209 from canal work men in contributions dur'pg the poilt icnl campaign of 112. These contri butions represented ipseFments of practical v five percent of their m n ?1I vrkm'n wi''n ti u-pifnrv for a period of five months.