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THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION
Suoerior exclusive features' and complete news report by Associated f ed, ' " and 200 Special Correspondents covering Arizona. New Mexico, west jexas, juexico. PUbleS'nyt0Her?idCXeawnad CInH. D. Slater irtii-StSli dent; J. C. Wilmarth (owner of one-fifth interest). Manager. ' he remaining one eipg interest Is owned among 12 stockholders who are -as '"gH- tate W F Stevens, J. A. Smith. J. J. Mundy, Waters Davis, H. A. .True McGlennon estate, w. jr. Payne. R. C. Canby. G. A. Martin. A. I Sharje and John P. Ramsey. AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT -NO 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 17 Years; G. A. Martin is News Editor. EL PASO HERALD Editorial and Magazine Page Saturday, January Ninth, 1915. Down MISFORTUNE punched you in the neck, and knocked you down and tramped you under; will you survey the gloomy wreck, and stand around and weep, I wonder? Your hold upon success has slipped, and still you ought . to bob up grinning; for when a man admits he's whipped, he throws away his chance of winning. I'd like to think of John Paul Jones, whose ship was split from true kto fender; the British asked, in blawsted tones, if he was ready to surrender. The Yankee mariner replied, "Our ship is sinking at this writing, but don't begin to put on side for we have just begun our fighting!" There is a motto, luckless lad, that you should paste inside your bonnet; when this old world seems stem and sad, with nothing but some Jonahs on it, don't murmur in a futile way, about misfortune, bleak and biting, but gird your well known loins and say, "Great ScottI I've just begun my fightingl" The man who won't admit he's licked is bound to win a triumph shining, and all the lemons will be picked by weak-kneed fellows, fond of whining. Copyright by George M. Aoras.j 'WALT MASON. A Year of Successful Achievement THE PRESENT board of directors of the chamber of commerce has been one of the moat active and efficient that the central commercial organization of the city has ever had. It has engaged in earnest work and its efforts have been successful in many different directions. It has not only disbursed the semipublic funds with discretion and positive results, but it has raised the largest Budget fund El Paso ever had, most of which will be available for the succeeding board during this year. It will remain for the president's report to state in detail the results of the ceaseless activities of all the various committees. But it is worth while right now to summarize seme of the more important things that this board has accomplished. First, the Budget fund approximating $50,000; to have suggested such a thing a few years ago would have been stark madness. To mention such a thing to the average city of this sue just at this time would invite insulting retort. El Paso put it over, through the chamber of commerce organization. Second, the State School of Mines: the time limit was about up, it looked as if the project would fail, but the chamber of commerce got behind it and the school is a reality; it is the small beginning of one of the biggest, things El Paso ever treated herself to. Third, the joint publicity and immigration bureau for the valley, in conjunc tion with the Mesilla Valley water users' association. It will pay big. Fourth, the splendid movement for adequate supervised playgrounds in the city, which was initiated by the chamber of commerce and carried to success under its direction. This is perhaps the first time the chamber of commerce has entered actively into work of a distinctly social-civic kind, dstinguished from commercial. It -is a sort of work that other chambers of commerce concern themselves with, and the precedent here is well set. Fifth, the activity of the chamber in promoting valley industrial development and colonization. Sixth, promoting the livestock industry through coventions and otherwise. Seventh, other important conventions brought here and suitably entertained, greatly to the permanent gain of this city; notably the state Democratic con vention. Eighth, the "Made In El Paso" exposition, of which the chamber of commerce i one of the active promoters. Ninth, completion of contracts for the suitable lighting of San Francisco street, involving the generous cooperation of the railroads as well as private citizens owning property along the street a piece of work that will show, and will make the city much talked about. Tenth, preparations, to receive and entertain 100 or more special trains to the Panama expositions this year, with free trips to Mexico and other novelties for thousands of tourists. Eleventh, promoting automobile road racestand good roads. There are plenty more things that might be mentioned, but these are enough to show that the chamber of commerce as at present officered is a live, progressive, and constructive body'of workers. The only thing lacking is members. There ought to be at least 1000 mem bers, to bear their proportion of the cost, and to back up the officers and direc tors. Let this be the big work for 1915 to insure a permanent membership of 1000. o An order to an American aluminum company for canteens for European soldiers will at least mean a general betterment in canteens. 0 Flowers bloom in the January garden. Wherever the eastern sun lies warmly on a bit of earth it springs into bloom: Saint Aurelias, pink stock, violets, nar cissus, and scented bush honeysuckle are blooming in the sun. o El Paso's Little Brother THE LITTLE red headed finch, that is El Paso's own bird, began his trills and roundelays at the break of day the first of January, and has stuck to his resolution to make the best of things ever since. He sings during all the shining hours. His head shines in the sun, his ruby throat swells out, he lings like a lark, flying, he sings from the eaves, he sings from the roof,- he sings from the telephone wires. England may praise her nightingales and Germany her canaries, and all the other bright little choristers over the world that stay near the streets and houses of men, and sing their thanks fgr living, deserve all the praise they get; but no one of them deserves more, or gets less, than the El Paso finches. No poems are written to them, scarcely a citizen pauses at his task to rotice that fine rapture; but as an exquisite part of El Paso's bountiful gift of grace from heaven, the finch should be recognized and protected and encouraged, poems should be written to him, pictures painted of bim. Every man, woman, and child should recognize him; and chidlren especially boy children with Christmas pins should be warned against doing him harm in any way, this bright, cheerful little brother of El Paso. o The cheerfullest statistics are the' best. There are all sorts, dismal and gay, fearful and hopeful. Now a western college president has a nice set which he offers for the cheer of all men now growing old or mindful of the fact that years are bound to increase: out of 600 names of men famous for science, statecraft, war, or finance, only 5 percent did their great work in youth, 10 percent between 40 and 50, 20 percent between 50 and 60, 35 percent between 60 and 70, 21 percent between 70 and SO, and 9 percent after 80. There is hope for all who would be great 0 The woman who told her neighbor that her husband's "condition was critical" found sympathy from one who also knew the symptoms of a critical husband. 14- years Ipo Today From The Herald This Date 1001. John Harrington has returned from a business trip In Arizona. Edward Hawley has gone to Lords burg, where he will build a hotel. J. A. Spellicy is reported as being very 111 at his home. - A small fire occurred yesterday at the residence of J. F. Meehan, 701 North Stanton street. Ben Williams, special detectve of the Santa Fe, has been appointed a special deputy by the sheriff. S. H. Buchanan came in last night from an extended trip through Ari zona. 8. J. Freudenthal was reelected presi dent of the chamber of commerce this afternoon. Charles Wilson returned last night after making an extended trip over the mining districts of Arlsona. Charles Holland was robbed -f a valuable watch as he was returning home last night. The new city director;- has been is sued. It estimates the population as 28.000. More than 2000 head of cattle were entered yesterday from the Terrazas ranch. K. D Bree, recently of Toledo, Las come to El Paso as manager of the Postal Telegraph company here. J. B. W. Burton has received a letter stating that the Hqo-Hoos will be here for the carnival. and Out II. A. Kezer, who ,s In charge of the decorations for the grand ball, has received a large consignment of flow ers. A. P. Coles is authcjiity for the state ment that a project to build a big summer pavilion on Mount Franklin is now being considered. Mrs. Cora M. Playle and daughter. Miss Marie, of Atchison, Kan., will arrive in El Paso Monday to spend the winter months with Mrs. C. T. Boyd. C. B. Stevens. Paul Hammett J. A. Murdock, Dr. Herbert Stevenson and T J. Logan, together with Maj. Van Patten, of Las Cruces, have gone to Lake Santa Maria on a hunting trip. Among those who endorse the sug gestion to elect a business men's tick et for the city e.otloa are; "M. Posner, J. C Ballard, John Harper, R. T. Rogers, H. R. Wood, county attorney A S. J. Eylar, A. W. Spencer, E. C. Pew, A. H. RIchar ... . S. Gatlin. A. x. Coles, p. E. Edward and E. E. Rus sell. The Instalation of officers of the K. of P. was held last night The offi cers are: J. L. Taylor, C C; Frank Carpenter, V. C; H. T. Ellis, prelate; J. E. Moore, M. W.; M. R. Robinson. K of R. and S.; Dr. j, J. Bush, M. E.; A. W. Spencer, M. F.; tarry Nolan, M. A.; H. B. Elliott, I. G.; William Humphries, O. G.; Judge Peyton Ed wards, D. G " LITTLE INTERVIEWS OLD FATHER FLIVVEIl RHYMES. Little Jack Horner Sat in the corner. Of a yellow. Flivver bus. He pulled a bum nickel. And got in a bad piekel. When the driver raised a big fuss. fctTT"Y "TAR in Europe has helped, vW rather than hindered the sugar beet industry in our section of Michigan," said Thomas L. Hardy, of Flint, Mich., who has been visiting G. W. Wilton. "When the war started it looked as if the sugar busi ness would be crippled. Instead, it has been better than ever and everyone Is DrOSDeroUR in nnr section Wo hnvp 1 Russians to work the sugar bCet fields. one person to the acre, and they work for 120 an acre during the season. This scale is liable to" increase rather than diminish, as the Russians soon learn that they can do better In the factories and mills. If our industry is to con tinue to prosper there will have to be a revision of the sugar tariff, for I am afraid that the growers in our section will not be able to operate long under the present scheme." f "We have received hearty support from both the manufacturers and the public in the 'Made in El Paso' exhibit" said Frank Dunham. "An exhibit of this kind, undertaken for the first time, will necessarily be Incomplete in some details, but it can be said posi tively that all of the representative lines of manufactured products in El Paso will be seen at the show. Exhi bitions of this kind are being given In the east, but it has retrained for El Paso to be the first in line in this kind of exhibition in the entire southwest" "Many of the soldiers of Gen. Ca bal's division have suffered greatly from the cold while being quartered In Juarez," said Eduardo Mendez. "A part of the troops are from the southern part of the country and they arrived in the border town wearing sandals and thin ICOtton uniforms Arrnntroraantfl have 'been made by the military au thorities to give them warm outfits so they can stand the cold of a campaign in northern Sonora." "The purpose of the Children's Na tional Tuberculosis society should ap peal to every humanitarian instinct,' said Dr. Paul Burmaster, of Chicago, secretary of the society. "It endeavors to stop the conditions which prevent tubercular children from making a good fight for health. At the home that this society has established in Al amogordo children from every part of this country will be sent to grow strong and well In the wonderful west ern climate and sunshine. This work will be largely charity, for poor chil dren will be cared for free of charge." "The music department of the Wom en's club will for the first time in the department's career present a funny pfogram at Its next meeting," said Mrs. George Brunner. "We hope that the club members and their guests will find it enjoyable. There will be a num ber of unique features Introduced through the program." "One thing which has struck me forciblv in reerard to El Paso" said George E. Brisrers. of Chleasrn. "In the fact that the business men and mer- vuaiiia iictvtj inure generally accepieu modern methods of doing business. In former years it was frequently the cus tom to drag a man into a place of business and compel him to purchase something, whether or not he wanted it The modern method, however, is to sell people only those things they want and. If possible, to avoid selling them anything which is not certain to give complete satisfaction. Almost all of the places of business in El Paso fol low this method." "Case settings in the court record may seem like so much useless matter to the public," said district attorney W. W. Brldgers. "But to the lawyers and court officials it serves a-valuable pur pose and it would hn almost Imnnnnl- j ble to conduct courts without this as- aisiaucc irom me newspapers. The city has grown so fast that the old fashioned method of notifying the peo ple interested in a case by personal calls, or by telephone, has become in adequate. The lawyers watch the case settings and know when to attend court and when to prepare their cases." THE COURTS' MTII DISTIUCT COURT. Dan jr. Jncknon, Prmldlnir. Sadie Levin vs. Charles Levin, di vorce; granted. Hackney Mfg. Co. vs. A. T. Celum, suit on notes; with jury. 41ST DISTIUCT COURT. P. R. Price, Presiding. W. D. Corbin vs. Lewis E. Booker, suit on contract; on trial. W. A. Brand vs. P. Bondrillard, to re move cloud from title; filed. COUNTY CODRT. Adrlnn Pool, Prenldlng. Isabela Duran vs. American National Insurance company, appeal from justice court; filed. Perfecto Salazar vs. M. Muro, seques tration; filed. State of Texas vs. J. W. McAllister, aggravated assault: on trial. JUSTICE COURT. J. M. Dearer, Prenldlnjr. State of Texas vs. Victor L. Ochoa. theft by bailee; bound over to grand Jury on 31E00 bond. raAbeMfirfj Mr. Quince Moots, whose wife is doin' such heroic work fer th' Belgians suf ferers, is tryin th' no breakfast fad. A feller with a good bass voice never lets his business interfere with it. MIEIEIIGERINYTflPOT M11S ENEMY German War Hero Says Rus sians Fight Stubbornly, De Spite Terrible Losses. German Army Heaequarters, Posen, East Prussia, Jan. 9. Admiration for the fighting quality of the Russian army in the face of enormous losses; was expressed by field marshal Gen. von Hindenberg, commanding the German army operating against Warsaw, In the course of an Interview given to a rep resentative of the Associated Press. He also said that the Russians, with their immense territory, could fall back in definitely, even to Vladivostok, and that Germany could not follow that far. 140,000 Uuxftlnn Lout. "Never did the Russians lose so heavily as in the saneuinary fiirhtinir around Wloclawek, Kutno, Lodz and Lowlcz," the field marshal said. He added that at least 140,000 Russians had been killed or made prisoners. The uuiiieoi, acturains 10 von JiinaenDerg, had been proceeding everywhere favor ably to the Germans and Austrians since the fall of Lodz and the com mencement of the Russian retreat. Yet field marshal von Hindenberg declared that all the fight had not been taken out of the Russians. So large of frame is the field mar shal that he seemed under, instead of over, the average height. He has a large head and rugged shoulders and wears a, heavy, sweeping mustache, less aggressive in curve than the em peror's, but equally characteristic. ' Anxious to Visit United States. Von Hindenberg was inclined to switch the conversation from the war to the United States, which, he said, he had long been anxious to visit. He was not so much Interested in the sky scrapers of New Tork as in the country west of the Mississippi, such as Cali fornia, the Yosemite. Yellowstone park and the Grand canyon, of which he had evidently read much. The Interviewer, however, turned the conversation to the war. Von Hinden berg said that, while the situation was very favorable, there was little to jus tify the extravagant hopes based on the announcement of the collapse of the Russian offensive. Cnll Runslnns Touch Fighters. "The Russians are tough opponents and not easily brought Into motion," ho said. "They have prepared a long series of positions. They are falling back slowly, with all the advantage of po sition on their side. Yet I think they are hardly able to bring on many more troops of quality to oppose us." 878 Bodies on One Little Hill. Answering another question, von Hindenberg said: "The fall of Lodz was the turning point in the present campaign. The Russians fought desperately for pos session of this city, on which the cen ter of their line rests. The Russian line was bent, not broken. In this bat tle. The Russian leader, like a wise man, did not wait for that, but when he saw how affairs were going, with drew. "The battle was the most bitter and sanguinary of this war, the Russian killed and wounded far exceeding the figures at Tannenberg. The dead lay in heaps on the battlefield. There were 878 bodies on one small hill." Sketches Battle of Tannenberg:. The mention of Tannenberg evoked the comment that little was known of this great battle. Von Hindenberg then took a pencil and paper Mid drew a rough sketch map of the battle. "Our army," he said, "was drawn up to the north of the Mazurian lakes re gion here." Then he sketched the east Prussian frontier and the position of the troops to the north and south o( the line. "When I took command," the field marshal continued, "the order had al ready been given to retire. The Rus sian army, under Samsonoff, had moved in here (indicating a line at right an gles to the German line). I wlthdmvi our troops before Rennenkampfs army and swung them around to the right and rear in this fashion: The corps from the extreme left I sent around by the railroad; the others had to move by forced marches. Surrounded Snmsonoff. "Had Rennenkampf followed, wa should have had to turn and face him. ments, and so we marched in nere, anu here and here (drawing a series 01 ar rows in a circle with points toward the doomed Samsonoff), until we had them rttnTiltttalv irrnnnrt1 With Rennen kampf In action there would have been j no Tannenburg. "Is it true that so many thousands of Russians perished in the Mazurian lake swamps?" von Hindenberg was "Not at all," came the reply that de stroyed another cherished legend of the war. "There are no swamps In Tan nenburg Into Which we might have driven the Russians, whose losses were chiefly In prisoners taken." Would !lre Bayonets to Cavalry. The field marshal talked of the changed tactics of the cavalry, to whom he said he would give bayonets; of th bravery of his Austrian allies; of the clothesbasket full of letters he re aiviwi riallv. Rome of them from the United States, and with special amu3c- 1 ment of the quantities 01 guis mm were being forwarded to him. He haS ..taitr. KAAn lntn nf heftr for his ner- sonal use, 1000 cigars (he does not smoke), an Immense cake, which was ) brought in during xne amner aim wuiuii bore In icing an advertisement of a woman's blouse which had been named in his honor. INTRODUCES SUBSTITUTE BILL FOR SHIP PURCHASE Washington, D. C, Jan. 9. A substi tute for the administration ship pur chase hill, authorizing the president to acquire vessels suitable for naval auxiliaries at a cost not exceeding 130,000,000, for which Panama bonds would be sold, was Introduced today by senator Cummins. All such ships would be under the direction of the secretary of the navy instead of a shipping corporation, as the adminis tration bill proposes; and in times of peace those not needed by the naval forces would be leased to firms en gaged in foreign commerce. GARRISON INDORSES BILL INCREASING COAST ARTILLERY Washington, D. C.. Jan. 9. In a re port asked for by the senate military affairs committee, secretary of war Garrison has given Ills full approval to the chamberlain to increase the author ized strength of the coast artillery. The measure would add to the corps 12 colonels, 12 lieutenant-colonels, 40 majors, 174 captains. 187 first lieuten ants, 187 second lieutenants, a corre sponding quota of noncommissioned of ficers and 7G70 privates, making the to tal authorized limit 30,139. AUTO KNOCKS PEDESTRIAN DOWN ON SAN ANTONIO STREET Genaro Martinez, driver of an auto mobile, was arrested Saturday morning nr a nhsrita nf P.nl'l.iiB AflTrlnr Pftm. plaint was filed by P. A. Marwllle, I upon them so that through the case who claims to have been struck by the , of dough she could handle the cake machine as he was crossing San An- I dough with ease, tonio street In front of the city hall. J On one of the tiny ties of her paw ARM N AUSTRIA Russian Army Advance Is Causing Alarm and Ger many Renews Efforts. (Contlnaed trom fax Onn.1 ered violent attacks. Each time they were repulsed. Our gain is represented by three lines of German trenches along a front of 600 meters. French Capture Perthes. "In the region of Perthes the enemy delivered an attack to which we re sponded immediately by a counter at tack. This movement on our part per mitted us -not only to retain our posi tion at Hill 200, west of Perthes, but also to take possession of 400 yards of the trenches of. the enemy between Hill 200 and the village of Perthes. Fur thermore, a direct attack delivered by us on Perthes at the same time were making our counter attacks on Hill 200 made us masters of the village. "Our total gain in this locality is more than 400 yards. In the region of Cernay we maintained our position. Ti.flio in tH cmitti ! npmv. ntrnn?. f jy reinforced, reoccupled Burnhaupt- Le,-Haut at the expense of heavy losses. Cloudburst Cbeclc Fighting. Berlin, Germany, Jan. 9. By wireless to London. Eng., 4:05 p. m. The fol lowing official communication was given out today at army headquarters: "On the western front there have been heavy rains, which seemed more like cloudbursts than anything else. Thun der was heard all day Friday. The Lys at some places has overflowed its banks. "Several attacks of the enemy to the northeast of Soissons were beaten off with sever loss to the French. "A French attack also near Perthes, north of Chalons, was repulsed with severe loss to the enemy. "In the eastern section oft he Ar gonno region our troops successfully stormed French position and took 1200 prisoners, some mine throwers and a bronze mortar. A Lorraine battalion and the Hessian Landwehr particularly distingushed themselves in this fight. One of our advanced trenches near Florey, which we at the time were not occupying, was occupied by the French and at once blown up. All of the French occupants were killed. "Both west and south of Sennheim (Cernay) there is nothing to report The French have been driven out of Burn-haupt-Lc-Haut and the trenches there into their old positions. "Some 190 prisoners fell into our hands here. "On th- eastern front bad weather continues. The number of prisoners taken January 7 by us was 2000. Als seven machine guns were captured." 9 GERMANY ADMITS TOBACCO FOR I'HISONBnS DUTY FREE Madrid, Spain, Jan. 9. Tobacco sent to Germany for French prisoners of war will be admitted free of Customs duty. The Spanish embassy in Berlin, which Is looking after French inter ests, received word to this effect today SENATOR WATSON GETS TO ACT AS G0VEN0R A DAY Austin, Tex.. Jan. 9. Gov. Colquitt, having crossed the state line and being today in the state of Louisiana, state senator Quintus- Watson, president of the senate, is now acting governor of the state. Quite a number of acting governor Watson's friends called on him today and extended congratula tions. When Gov. Colquitt retires from office, senator Watson also retires from public life and is Succeeded by Lieut. Gov. Will P. Hobby, of Beaumont Sen ator Watson has been the acting Heu tenant'governor since the resignation of Lieut Gov. Mayes to become head Of the state school of Journalism. X essie J-oses a FJZ3. BY FLORENCE E. YODER. (Copyright 1914. Florence E. Yoder). w1 1TH all of the millilon and one things that Mrs. Tabby haa to attend to it was a wonder that she was not gray! First it was Tom and then Ted, and then one of the kitty girls who was in trouble, until It did seem as if her fur would either turn perfectly white or drop out and leave her completely bald! But such was not the case, and she went from one thing to the other just as if she had all of the time in the world and never could lose her tem per. Besides taking care of her family of kitties, she had to teach them something, so every other word told them what they must or mUBt not do. But just like otlier human boys and girls, they often forgot and seemed to think that Mrs. Tabby had just talked for the fun of it! It was one hundred and one times If it was any thing that she had warned Miss Tessle Tabby to take off her rings and brace let when she washed dishes, when she took her bath and whenever she :ookedT But Tessie remembered sometimes and sometimes she did not until one day when she lost something worth while. She was making dpugh for Christ mas cakes, and she was in such a hurry to get it done that she did not stop to think whether or not she would take off her little blue- ring. Her paws were very clean and pow- cerea caretuny, tnen had water put Students of tke El Paso Sckools MODELING with clay has a great appeal for the school children of the primary trades. There is a fascination about pinching and pulling and twisting a lump of clay into a representation of some bird or animal that interests the children. Modeling in clay, or building in sand piles, forms an important part of the recreative work of the kindergarten and lower grades. It provides a channel for the child's busy little brain to express itself and also keeps its equally busy little fingers occupied and out of mischief. The names of the pupils of the high third grade at th San Jacinto school, taught by Miss JJstelle .Barclay, are: Julia Ardoin. Saul Hernandez, llary Catlin. J Laearro. "'.. Rose Levmson. Ernest Collin. Mamie Latham.' Elsie Eminger. Lloyd Morris. Callie Fair. Vera Mosby. Jose Ferro. Felipa Perez. Royal Gorman. Annalaura Pierec. Thi! names of the low third pupils "Wha-lla Mean Me Jay Walkee," Warbles China Boy When Cop Gels Him A Chinese peddler, who gave his name as John, was the first man ar rested under the new traffic ordinance. He was 'charged with obstructing traffic. It being alleged that he was driving his wagon from one side of the t street to the other along West Klo Grande. The arrest was made Satur day morning. The work of instructing the people of EI Paso In the proper observance of the new traffic ordinance started Sat urday. During Friday and Saturday men were at work paining lines at street crossings to indicate the path to be followed by pedestrians. This work is now completed in the more oongested portions of the business section. Both the night and day police force will be on duty Sunday when the traffic ordinance will bo enforced strictly, chief of police L N. Davis says. The police will be distributed on the downtown corners and on the residence streets where traffic is heavy. The school of Instruction for patrol men is beine continued bv chief of po lice I. N. Davis, meetings being held In the corporation courtroom every after noon. D. D. WILLIS DIES AT.HIS APARTMENT Daniel D. Willis, claim agent for the El Paso and Southwestern system, died at his home in the Brazos apartments Friday evening shortly after S oclock. Mr. Willlas came to the Southwestern system from the G. H. & S. A. rail road in 1906. He was claim agent for the G. H. and also for the Houston and Texas Central railroad prior to his con nection with the Southwestern. Mr. Willis was general superintendent of the San Antonio Street Railway com pany before Joining the claim depart ment of the G. H. & S. A- having worked his way up from a driver of one of the old mule cars to the manage ment of the system. He was also the owner and president of the West End street car line which he bought at receiver's sale. He retained his home in San Antonio until his death. D. D. Willis was 48 years old at the time of his death. He was born on the Magnolia plantation, at Port Gibson, Miss., a short distance below VIcks burg. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Miss Janie Lee Wil lis. No other relatives are known, as his parents died several years ago at the old Willis home. The funeral will be held in El Paso and the date will be announced later. JEALOUS MAN SLASIIES WIFE'S THROAT, TRIES TO KILL SELF Casper, Wyo., Jan. 9 Wilbur Palmer. 30, late Friday killed his wife and attempted suioide at Salt Creek, an oil camp 40 miles north of here. Jealousy Is said to have prompted the crime. Palmer will recover. Palmer slashed his wife's throat with a razor, then gashed his own throat with the same weapon. Ring was a -very tiny little ring with the most beautiful blue set in it that you ever saw. She was very, very happy when she first received it, but the longer she had it the more she forgot about it unless some one happened to say something about it So she stood before the table with the dough and mxing board and worked. Tom came in, teased her, and she threw flour at him. Then she be came excited, and threw dough at him. By the time she had finished the cook ies, and they were in the stove and safe out of harm's way, she went to wash her paws. Her ring was the last thing that sue had thought about. That naughty Tom had taken up all of her mind and time. She was thoughtful; soaking off the dough, and looking at the water as it became white from the flour. Then she changed it again and at last it was clear when She put her paws in and remained so. She Iroked down through the water, and then suddenly straightened up. Wnere was her ring? She snatched her paws out of the water and looked. It was gone! She looked hurriedly about and then ran to tell Mrs. Tabby. "I can't remeni ber whether or not I to'- It off," she walled. "That T m was about, he may have taken it to tease me." Tom was called in, but he denied ever hav ing seen the ring off Tessle's paw, and Mrs. Tabby could not make him say anything but that So they gave it up. The ring was gone, where they did not know, but Tessle, after she had I .ished crying and had wiped her eyes, made up l.er mind to keep a sharp iookout all over Tabbyland for that ring. How she at last heard from another story. Florence Riley. Bonnie Bugs. Dorothy Simon. Morris Seohat. Norman Tyler. Marguerite Welborn. Rector Weeks. Charlie Wylie. will appear Monday. M HDDS TO lOKHERS Public Library Eecords Show 5025 More Books Read than in 1913. El Pasoans read 5025 more books during the year 1914 than they did dur ing the year preceding. ' More books were added to the EI Paso library during that year than ever before, 1S54 new volumes being placed upon the library shelves. Also 1454 new borrowers were added to the list of those using the library books. El Pasoans are of a more bookwormy nature than cities In the eastern portion of the state, for El Paso leads In the number of books read during the year by each borrow er and also in the number of times each book in the library Is circulated among those seeking wisdom or amusement, or thrills. Each El Paso borrower read eight books during the year. This is of course an average, as many read that many books in a month. ,San Antonio Is the only city in the state that can equal this record. Houston comes sec ond, with seven books to a borrower for the year, and Dallas Is third with six, while Fort Worth has five only. Then take the travels the books make. Each book in the EI Paso li brary has been borrowed six times during the year. San Antonio and Houston library books were used only three times each during the year, while In Dallas and Fort worth each book left the library only twice during the whole 1Z months. While the libraries in these cities, are very much larger in the number of books, there is an equally larger number of borcowers, so it balances the proportion in El Paso's faror. There are now 10,633 books in the EI Paso library and the circulation of these was 64,484 books, jfiction leads in being most in demand. In the other classes of books, literature, poetry and drajMm hold firsc fiace: tfRvel and history come second ; biography has third place: sociology fourth, and use ful arts trots at the tar end. Fairy f stories hold undisputed sway as the headllner in the juvenile literature. Bveryone is studying up on history and geography on account of the Euro pean war, and these books are in greater demand than over before. Ac cording to the librarians, the books return to the library with partisan comments written on the margins. A partisan of the kaiser, reading some author's theory on the superiority of methods other than the German, will return the book liberally sprinkled with "False," "Not true," and some times stronger remarks. Cn the other hand If one who favors the allies comes across a strong endorsement of the German army, or an article recounting the valor of the German troops, the book will return with his caustic com ments upon the veracity of the writer penciled beside the offending para graph. The library has two of the most pow erful partisan magazines, "The Fath erland," which presents the German side of the present conflict and "The Spectator," published In London, which Is one of the best magazines giving the allies' side of the European war. If one magazine beats the other in ar riving at the library, much wrath and indignation is caused among the ad herents of the other side. Of all the books on European history and wariand also upon modern condi tions, Bynhardl's "Germany and tne Next War" is universally considered the most comprehensive. Mrs. Edith Graham Coyne, the librarian, says, "This is really the book of the war. and Is so considered In libraries all over the country." The demard .for historical novels has greatly increased since the outbreak of the war in Europe, many, people prefer ing to have their facts made more in teresting in this way. A special library of 400 books for school children was purchased thl3 year and has been started on the rounds of the schools. This library is composed of books on history, trav,eL geography and literature, graded so as to supplement the school work of each, of the school grades. The school teach ers In each room act as the librarians and record the books used. Lamar school had the honor of being the first school to receive the library and in the five weeks the books were at this sehool, 1082 books were read. The library Is now at the Bailey school. This library has already accomplished a great deal In awakening interest among the parents of the school pupils in the library books and a number of library cards in the down town library have been taken out as a result The Lamar school children seemed to be particularly appreciative of the library and in almst every grade a number of the pupils wrote letters of thanks to the librarian for the use of the books. In groups of 50 all the High school pupils have been taken through the , library by the librarian aqd helped In the use of the Index card system and the other methods used in the library to encourage the school students in a more general use of the library books. More Truth Than Poetry By JAMBS J. MONTAGUE. Fine to Sit Up Nights With. A baby has been named Shrapnel. According to the war correspondents shrapnel shrieks, whines, hisses, roars, booms, shouts and detonates. Who'd Thought It of IHml Mr. Redfleld says that pessimists are men with absentee hearts and missing nerve. For a man with side whiskers this is am"'--ly radical language. Get All Facta Before Yea Condemn Illm Let us not be too hasty in judging the professor who said the Chinese are better fitted for self go eminent than Americans. Perhaps what he said wa3 hyphenated Americans. -11 -i -?