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DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT WO GOOD CAUSE SHALL JLiJLi JL .iLOw .8 B, ,ff J JLIC3L I A f 9 washin foD C 7"wnort V'rlDB ArinB- Ne" Mexlco' wcst Texas- Mexlc. LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL HOT THRIVE ONQP.P0SED. "F J, ",., 1 oJ "M rioi-no Porfo Published by'niraid Mew's CcTlnc? H. D Slater (owner of two-thirds Interest). PresI- LjQ.1 tOnal and lvlagazme Xage dent; J. C Wllmarth (owner of one-fifth interest). Manager: the remaining one-eighth U. D Slater.' Editor-in-Chief and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 17 Years; . , . . ,D .. .., Interest is owned among 12 stockholders who are as follows: H. L. Capell H. a u, u. oiaiw, jhuum u wuc , Saturday, February Thirteenth, 1915. Stevens, J. A. Smith, J. J. Mundj. Waters Davis. H. A. True, McGlennon estate. W. F. G. A. Martin is News Editor. - Payne. R. C. Canby, G. A. Martin, A. I Shane and John P. Ramsey. t ' : . . . Passing the Hat . , .. tA 1 tL. Ul Cam, nna fnrflVPr fTAC hllSV at that! Oh. PASblrtAj me nai, passing mc in "" -- ---- e- - .. -- 7-' it seems lawless to struggle and strain, all our endeavor is hopeless and vain; when we have gathered a small, slender roll, hoping to lay in some corawood 0) coal, hoping to purchase some flour and some spuds, hoping to pay for the J- JL.a. a..j hnrtincr to TiiiTrh.ise a bone for the cat. some one comes cheerfully nastine the hat! Passing the hat that the bums may be warm, passing the hat J " "" .. , " . .u. 1..4. r tha fellnur rrhn fails. nassinff- tor some noDie reiorm, passias "" " " -" ". r " ' r Ihc hat to remodel the jail, passing the hat for this or for tnat, some one forever is passing the hat! Dig up -your bundle and hand out your roll if you don't give you are lacking a soul! What if the feet of your children are bare What if your wife has no corset to wear? What if your granny is weeping for shoes? What if the grocer's demanding his dues? Some one will laugh at such logic as that, some one who's merrily passing the hat! Passing the hat for the pink lemonade, passing the hat for a moral crusade, . . . . ... .,- 1- ... ..... nA fftirer- Sc -nflclT7r th lint! passing tne Bat to exunguisu me iai mt u.t w ..... .. ,.-. . (Copyprlght by George M. Adams.) ! - The King of Italy BY GEC RGE FITCH. Author of "At Good Old SlrraBh." WALT MASON. It Can t Be Dodged -L PASO'S greatest problem is now, has been for 20 years, and will be until i it is squarely faced and seriously grappled witn, tne prooism ui u,, - v.t... i Mh,r -ornrS.. the nroblem of the Spanish speaking people ol very moderate or exceedingly limited means, the small wage earners and their sTpasoans may yawn, they may wonder why The, Herald so persistently keeps this question before the' public, they (some W J JrJE w th? rVot dodee the problem of Chihuahuita, they cannot j harboring a king" nowadays who did the world; but they cannot OOQge me Pul" ,.,. its destructive and not obey the constitution and by-laws diminish by one jot its serious msnace, they cannot escape its destructive a .u of h(g cou and show e anxlet. wasteful effects upon themselves, their children, their business, and their fortune , to ,ease nls ernplovcrs. The wS : duty of th? people of El Paso, and of all their governmental . The king of Italy is a fine example ine very niEneai. " V .?;..., -n, n,s. naramnunt nroblem without I of the modern or improved variety of ' agencies and Ottiaais, is 10 aeai auuuj -".- - ---"-&,,.. j,rPi;Ptinn 1 monarch. He is a young man of 45. fnrthM- delav. And this is said without special reference to any official dereliction victor Emmanuei ln anJ was born in in the past,' for the whole city responsible; tne whole , city must awa, j h s busUjess his father havi. whole city must demand action, ana me 'rf . ? t SOMETIMES a king is a fat loa,fer. ' who sits on a golden throne in $189,343 worth of clothes, costs as much as 10 battleships to support, and 1 yells "Off with his head," whenever Jit feels HKe it. And sometimes he is a very (liferent sort of an Institution. The king business is not the snap winch ib once was, by any, means. A hundred years ago a king could loll aiound in a cloud of courtiers, and wives pro tern, drawing a shovel full of shekels out of the treasury- every day, and slamming a tax on bread and milk whenever he wanted a new 57,000,000 palace in which to spend the Fourth of July. He might be as I bit; a nuisance ln his kingdom as small- pox and a war combined. Yet. no one oujecieu, anu me oniy evidence 01 dis content Mould be a pious longing for the opportunity to bury him with mag nificent honors, and take a new chance with nnnlhdp HtvfneJv nWnntnffkri nuiff- of I ance. However, with the general rise of modsrn fads, such as the ballot, the un breakable constitution and the treasury time lock, there has been a marked change In kings. For the last half century kings have been working hard er to hold their Jobs than section hands. Xo enlightened -country would think of canoes. He has been king since 1900, and is the hardest working man in Italy. Besides keeping half a dozen stenographers busy at his desk, he has to head a rescue brigade every time Vesuvius or Aetna spill over, direct the army during war, preside at all nation al gatherings and kecep his son busy learning kingcraft In good football .weather. His only diversions are coin LITTLE INTERVIEWS rM WiWTA twr $ CK0O-CMO0 CAK VMULD YOU , CARE TO WAY A GAME OF HUMBLY Iftb SHALL I FeTi Your VEtOCIfEDE .Pi&l o second, le my muw. uciuauu "';, "" :,". ;;'" rt(. T?i4t tho health side: manuel was a boy hi The problem naturally divides itself into two parts. First, the ueaitn sioe, and wag galuted Un nd. the economic side. In both parts it is a problem of waste fearful, con- , olu but that y ous. unnecessary ute. It is a problem of waste of life, waste of health . he got out of it ng been , king Humbert. When Victor Bm- mauuei was a uoy ne iiveu in a. palace ft reverence by wise was about all the When Victor Emmanuel vrns n bo and tirni nalnted irith reverence by lrlse old men. collecting and hunting in Spitzbergen and other remote corners of the earth, and he doesn't gat one-tenth as many vacations as a union, plumber. .King victor JSmmanuai is very pop- a large majority if he had to run for it But it is doubtful if he1 would make the race. It Is far better to be a business man and to retire at the age of sixty with indigestion and a stable full of automobiles, than to be a king, and to work wearily on in the late eighties waiting for death to come around ana philanthropy and the habits of vol- punch the time clock. The Daily Novelette THE WAY IT ILIPPBXCD. With these striking comparisons, The Herald will leave the public health qnestion with readers over Sunday, and proceed to discuss briefly another phase ot the problem. It is a mistake to think or speak of the Chihuahuita population as if it were a pauper population. It is not; it is far from it. Exceptional conditions this winter have created unusual drafts upon relief agencies, but as a general rule the Chihuahuita population is to a greater extent self supporting, and xaakes fewer calls on public or private relief agencies, than does the cor responding element in the population in any other important city. Every merchant knows that these. people are among the most constant patrons of his store; that they buy carefully and pay their bills. Every real estate man and landlord knows that they are steady tenants, and regular rent payers, as a class. Even the hundreds of families of women and children, whose natural providers are away, have in most cases a regular income, either from the employment of the women and children in the city, or from regular remit tances from the men of the family. The postmaster states as au interesting fact that thousands of dollars every month are remitted here in money orders to Mexican families by men working for railroads and industries in the north, west, and southwest, in a variety of ttates. Did you ever think of this phase of Chihuahuita? It is a mistake to look upon Chihuahuita as a financial drain on the city; on the contrary, it is a tremendously valuable source of industrial energy, of productive power, of regular service, and of ready money. This line of thought might be indefinitely developed, but this is only a brief and partial survey of this most interesting field. Another time. The Herald will take up once more the educational phase, the need and the practical ways to meet that need; and it will also outline a general urogram for betterment work in other directions tor Chihuahuita, that is prac tfcal and well within our means. And also, at another time, The Herald will In this connection. The Herald purposes to look into the qualities of character. and the economic possibilities, of the typical Spanish-speaking family of the wage earning class, that lives here or comes here from Mexico to makes its home. This is our problem, and if we do not meet it squarely and solve it righteously and wisely, our failure will at any rate not be due to lack of information, or to) lack of practical suggestion. ' And some of the things to be said will have more than an indirect bearing on the international situation. We in El Paso are not living up to our opportunities, and we ourselves are the losers. 4 IfoTr bcnntlful the rlvnl were, All dreiwed In brilliant hum. One had her frill all dnnr ln green, The other had the bine. 1 1 g fHE trolley car was ramming along ' I amiably as the charming young ! - thing in Theodore blue moved up I three Beats and sat 'longside of the ! ohai-Tr!ir vounjr thing In Woodrow green. "Excuse me." began the charming young thing ln Theodore blue. "Certainly said the c. y, t, in Wood row green. . "You are very faetlnaUng." went on the c. y. t. In Theodore btae. The e. y. t In. Wooflrow green washed becomingly. .. w .. i- "Oh,, I don't know," she saw raoo.- estlr. . v 'Yqu are, anu 1 nave a mw " "" I of vou. Now I nave Deen wra mi- and I want you to tell me how to make myself so lascinaung m 11 - pen to rae also." "To whnt do you allude?" queried the c. y. t. in Woodrow green. "You cot on the car Just in front ot me. and I distinctly saw the conductor pass you. in without taking your fare, though he was careful enough to take mine, goodness knows. How do you do it?" 'Ifs very simple." explained the c y. Tn Woodrow green. "I always ride ln the car that my husband is conductor And the c. y. t. in Theodore blue, ter ribly relieved to learn that it had not been due to superior fascination, again warmly thanked the c. y. t. in Wood row green and returned to her own seat. London's "Never Forget" League to Aid Soldiers When Peace Returns London. Eng.. Feb. U. London has organized the "Never Forget League." Its purpose is to aid soldiers and sailors who find themselves out of em ployment when the war Is over. Thirty thousand leaflets of the organization have been distributed, and 15,000 per sons have already promised to wear the purple ribbon of the league, bind ing themselves to support the men who return from the front Just as loyally as they are supporting them bow. BAD NEWS FROM MEXICO. From New York Sun. It Is said that the diplomatic corps in the City of Mexico, that Is to say, the representatives of other nations than ine .uniieu ctiaies, is senuuBij- cujibiu orlng withdrawing to Veracruz, "be cause of unsettled condltipns and scarcity of food in the capital." The am basradors and ministers remaining are 1 mk... .- talkt the question of race prejudice, and will use as a text two letters recently r,ivmmit in Mexico to he recognized received, which state rather brutally the attitude of not a few of our citizens. I and the countries they represent are not in a. pusiuon iu pruieci mem. iu United States will do nothing for them. From none of the factions In Mexico do they receive any consideration, for which reason they are not consulting the United States about their plan to retire to the sea coast. They often find themselves cut off from the home gov ernment, the Mexican telegraph of ficials refusing their cipher messages. Protection of the citizens of their vari ous countries in Mexico has become a question of supplication to the Car- ranza. Zapata, and Villa leaders. In short, Mexico is no longer a member of the famllv of nations. Such a situation was never heard of before in a country making any claim to the practice of civilization. It Is a reproach to the United States and a re flection upon the Wilson policj of "watchful -waiting." The European na tions that have interests in Mexico can hot Intervene to protect those' interests, the South American nations do not dare to, and the United States, although re sponsible fop the Monroe doctrine and its enforcement, refuses to intervene. The "struggle for liberty," as Mr. Wilson cans ine partisan fighting ana urawl ing in Mexico, Is known by the name of chaos to honest observers. We by no means counsel the diplo matic corps to leave the capital or the country, but ir losing the last shred -of patience with Mr. Wilson's policy, the ambassadors and ministers were to turn their backs upon Mexico and wash thajr hands of all responsibility, what -would there be for the president to do but In tervene ln the "struggle for liberty?" More Truth Than Poetry Dj JAMES J. MOATAGDE. Tn ftPrlAI tn Vinlfl .......- itirtp ir ib n ti ruin mil ui waic u . -- . - r?"- w . u v. tinuous, uaactMwy . 5 productive power, waste of beauty, waste dow n his future Job he had to take a mar, and has made so good that he waste of energy, .waste of : sk.lt .waste 1 of Proauctive power, l J ,,el degree, scrye in the army, i could probably be elected to Ms Job by 01 property, wasic ui iiiiwm.j. --- - j . - - .!.- V,t acquire 1. juisc asurimeni ui rauKuasi-, irreiteit menace to the whole population; on the economic side, ihe problem ougnt lQarn how t0 run a battleship through fn r,nil to thinkine men who care to conserve and to create wealth. the enemy ln a. scientific manner, be to appeal to MgJMa . is involved. It is useless to f. connoisseur in art. perfect in tne proiweuj, umuiu;p - - - ----"- . .. . :,. j,,f st l in diplomacy, nuance, statesman try to deny it The Herald has not been so blind as to faU to recognize tnat u 1 ship olty planninB botany, scien aoes exist and has existed inTecent years, to a degree that was not true in earlier ( tmc agriculture, world geography, nu iZ?. u ; d thintr. indeed, that this spirit has been allowed to rise. It spells . rrlshiat ca, hygiene, red cross -work, , grave misfortune for the city, if it be not stifled and kept stifled. These people are our people, they are here to stay, their problems are our problems, and let :t never be said that the English speaking people sought to raise any barrier. As to the health side of the problem: Here are a few figures, taken from offi--ial Teports. The death rate in the English speaking section, especially in what is called, the "north side," is low, and compares well with any other city, as it snoull El Paso has pare water, pure mUk, pure food, .pure air, and every other natural and artificial aid to health and long and abundant life. Allowing for the large number of nonresidents who come here in extreme stages of illness and die here, there is no reason why El Paso, except for that, should not have the lowest death rate in the United States. ' The city of Minneapolis (not the healthiest city, though excellent) has a death rate of 10.56 per 1000 for residents, or 11.58 for the whole population in cluding nonresidents who died there (calendar year 1913). These rates are based on the census estimate of 333,000 population, which is probably too Iot', but if a larger population figure were taken, obviously it would lower the aPPaKow wc shall wmpere these rates with El Paso's (1914) taking the most favorable population estimate,,' that is 60,000, although the census estimate for the year was less than 50,000. Taking the higher figure tends to reduce the death rate; but even on this basis, which is probably excessive for the-actual city limits, the dath rate in El Paso on the most favorable calculation was 19.5 for resHents, or 26.7 for tin whole population including nonresidents who died u h rr.. Mtimatp be used, sav 50.000 (city limits in 1914), itcmakes the local death rate 23 for residents, or 32 for the whole population including nAni-AaJBnte ttrhrt rllM nP?P. The Herald will refrain from making general comparisons at this time; it is too. " ' J' ", "hip enough for the prewnt to say that El Paso's death rate is double, or more than . hasjbat happen to e 3 Y-, .1... .f VI annnl!. I V . . ... ..11 n. . hATP tn make Last year in El Paso, 379 children under a year old, died. But Minneapolis had only 607 deaths of children under a year old, and using the 60,000 popula tion figure for El Paso, and the 333,000 figure for Minneapolis, or say a ratio of 51-2 times, it is easy to calculate that El Paso's infant death rate was"31--times that of Minneapolis. . Minneapolis had 107 infants to die of intestinal disease, but El Paso had nearly three times as many, according to the unofficial estimate of the city health office; so that El Paso's death rate of infants from intestinal troubles is approximately 15 times that of Minneapolis. Again we remind the reader that these excessive death rates are referable to Chihuahuita. or the Spanish speaking wage-earners' colony, but does that really excuse us from culpability? By what mental twist can any citizen really detach himself from this prob lem and tell himself he has no responsibility?; Somebody Would llo Thin If We IJIdn't The movement1 to aid agriculture among the Serbs might be helped along by an extra verse entitled: Sister Susie's sending seeds to Serbia Sweet corn and sweet potato seeds for sundry Serbs to sow; ' And the Serbs will likely say 'Long about the first of May: "We wish that Susle'd sent us seeds that Serbia's soil could grow." nitre Jodcment. You nfust hand it to the bandit Who, intent on ill-got gain, Planned a bold nocturnal holdup . Of a southbound Palm Beaeh train. S the .train were going northward, as 4 wc nsraiy neor 10 "Stale, 'Twould have bean another case of "Baffled bandit comes too late!" Three ItonNlnc; Cheers! At last our flag is on the sea. He Can't, But He Does. A Boston paper tells us that every man can't expect to hold an 'office. It was a poor lawyer who told the man in Jail that they- coulun't put him there. TlieFlicr. Poor Taft! iie didn'Chave a secre tary of state he, could ..send .out to Winona to square hint after that spoecn. Y legal residence is the Shel don hotel, and not outside the city limits." said B'irt Orndorff today, -when asked for a state ment relative to tne charge of W. H. Burges that he has no right to vote in the city. "We havo a country home on Dyer street, outside the city limits," continued Mr. Orndorff, "but my legal I residence is Hotel Sheldon. Jily family and I live there often and we eat reg ularly as often at the hotel as at the residence. At one time, not so long ago, we lived at the hotel for seven months at a stretch. We reserve a suite of rooms permanently In the hotel for our own use. Mayor Kelly knows this, for he has entertained his friends in them. Mr. Burges says the schools are not in politics, yet he is now possessed of a letter which I sent to the school board relative to the tuition charged me for my little girls. I did not request a reduction of taxes, as he says, but I wrote the board relative to tuition charges and inside of a week the letter was turned over to Mr. Burses." -:t "Xo, It is not true that I have changed my party affiliations in & Paso as often as Mr. Burges says," de clared John M. Wyatt. "I have been consistently and persistently against th'j 'ring' lor eight years, with but one exception. Two years ago, when James A. Dick ran as an independent against Henry Kelly, I supported Kelly as the regular Democratic nominee. I told him I did it against my own best judg ment and desires, but that I did not care to scratch a party nominee." "I have been over a large part of the west and I am fully convinced that Kl Paso is the livest city In this whole section,' said C. F. Spalding, of Louis ville, Ky. "I was looking for some good real estate investments and in this connection I visited more than a dozen western cities. As soon as I reached 1! Paso I knew that I had struck the right spot and I have already made an in vestment here. In my opinion realty Students of tLe El Paso Schools II MANY of the school rooms Friday afternoon Valentine boxes were placed for the pupils Congress gave a valentine gift of statehood to New Mexico and Ariama on February 14, 1912, and El Pasoans can remenber the joinf statehood- celebration that was hcW here for that event that added two more stars to our national flag. The pupils of the low fifth grade of the Vilas school, taught by Miss Alberta Heep, are: Isidor Goodman. (Allien Hubbdrd. Eddie Hunter. Harris Jones. Oscar Kerr. David Morriss. Frank McLure. Terrell McKenzie. Oscar Nelson. Walton Berkshire. Wiliism Bulger. Burl Cobb. Melville Chernis. Billie Cocke. Kuno Doerr. Bennie Erlicli. Frank Flosi. Phillips Gibson. The pupils bf the second low fifth grade will appear Monday. Albert Outzs. Brace Powers. John Robinson. Alfonso Terrains, , Wilbur Welsch. Frank Wolverton. Harvey Wallen. Joaquin UaxioK. Letters To Tne Herald (AU commonlcatloM mat bear the stenatim of tlM writer, bat th name will be withheld it requested ! . nmrtrllH of th nubile, but It Is 0Bl7 fair to values nere, are real, not DOisterea up, ; say that responsibility tneryer wa not rest and the opportunities for a good, legit- ( exclusively with the nresenBetty admhatetra imate profit in a few years Is surer tlon. than in anv other citv I visited. Ell But there la another cepoot smelline to Paso's location is xnch thnt it rainnot hie heaven and it la locatsff. important ox complex the dstiea are no 'on moat hold an oftic longer than a apeclfi term which will barely If at all. render him really competent to administer It to the beat advantage. Tan he mnat moie oat to make room for aome other favorite of the moment. qHe regardless of his actual fitness tor tne work, elc.pt that he mnat be pepaUr aaonrh to aeeure the re quired majority of votes. Now. Instead of devoting- aa much time at each new election to pointing out the ,M..nd hDrtemca which are Inher ent. In fact foregone conclusions under the system, why eoald there .not be a mors made te unite the clUsena In a real bu-;i-neae method under which all gains made can be profited by and extended to their fu'I logical end. All failures traced to the.--source and corrected In the logical -way not merely exposed with the one object In vi- . .'!,.,-. .r. thins of vltsJ importance , , " ... .." " uuia.ua anotner i thia community on which the candidate. edapwlth'asr.r ?." Ut have not asked each other to declare them- ( n ?J,,lr . 'J JlT'.vf ?'? ST selves. It la true that Ihe garbage and Ternl and so on Id f. if. if f aewage disposal plant is a stench In the t!.."?,0! f J"".""."' ih '"'' -. j. ....,, , ui..abo oi ma distant luture. "A CHALLENGE." Editor El Paso Herald: In your Issue of February 9. page 3. mayor Rally Is reported to have made a speech to Mexicans and negroes charging two of EI Paso's citizens with having tried to Intro dace prohibition Into Texas, and saying: "I fought them because I bell ere it is the prerogative of any man to go and take a drink when he feels so inclined." If he will publish his defence of that proposition, I wtli undertake to answer It. With general application, I have this to ay: The candidates for city offices are endeavoring to prove each other's unfitness to hold office by firing a lot of questions and answers at each other. In the speech above apeefeffed. If correctly quoted, an ap peal to tin as Inn and race prejudice Is made which I beHeve is more Indicative of unfit ness to represent the people of El Paso than anything else so far appearing. alnrays being doubly paid, for but never attained under a system which ln fart makes real efficiency Impossible. Is It not time El Paso began to look seri ously Into some of the cltr management r - w.j- . & s i fCTm?riaesnAs fAiw . ji .. ... v,.l .,.. ,. r, i, h. .x titan the garMum Plant, i reier to won is --"""- . " .uuunmrauon waica "? """" """" o ...., j..- I --, vfm.,... .h. red Ue-fct district. I" securing real results? Hivlir nr,-- .....h.. ,, ..... . - - -- -llr K.t .. lt.t , .- - r. . Business of Sweeping: the Seas. Britannia Is determined to rule the waves, even If she has to fly the Stars and Stripes to do it. Flying from the Jackstaff of H. M. S. iAisltanla, i . MANY NEW PERMITS ISSUED FOR SALOONS IN EL PASO An Austin dispatch to the San An tonio Express says: "Twenty-four orig inal liquor permits were granted to El Paso saloon men during the last IB days of the term of TV. P. Lane as state controler, according to R. II. Hum phrey, liquor permit clerk under con troler Terrell, who has just completed checking up the Hquor-'permit book. This will be a surprise, as the general impression was that controler Lane for several weeks had adopted the policy of holding up all applications for per mits for action by his successor. IK1 Paao now has approximately ISO sa loons. "Less than a dozen original nermlts have been issued by the present con troler, said Mr. Humphrey. Theipoliey of the department is to investigate thoroughly -all applications before ls- . suing permits." ably had the advantages of the dam and the possibilities of the valley told them until they are a little weary but, to an outsider, these big advantages are the first thing taken iato consider ation when an Investment is consid ered." T . . "El Paso is the best paved and worst street signed city in Texas." -said F. Goodson Grey, ot Fcrt Worth. "El Pasoans probaoly don't notice thls, at they have become familiar with the streets, but it is almost impossible to find a street, or house, outside the cen ter of the city. I arrivetT here a week ago -and the other n&bt had occasion to look up a house in the Government Hill section. The auto driver was green' and it was a case of getting out every block or so and striking matches to see the lettering on the curbs. Even this makeshift street lettering has been omitted in some parts." ? in spite . or ine ireoaimt Mtearnin- ittions of the -xmisseon work in Mexico! By te various revolutions, the worK aas never been vhnllv abandon.! " naiH -llev. Laurence Reynolds. "With every lull in actual hostilities the mission work has started up again. The great est encouragement for the workers has been the- attitude of the people toward the missions, for, with all the distrac tions .caused by the wars, the people are more responsive than usual to the efforts of the missionaries among them." . "Now that the city itaas appropriated S5r0e to the fund for the creation and operation ot the proposed playground and recreation system in El Paso, our Plans will move forward rapklly," said Richard J. Tighe, superintendent of city schools and chairman -of the play grounds and recreation committee. "The matter of selecting a supervisor ot playgrounds -win be brought to the attention of the board of education, whose duty It Is to select him, at the -meeting next Wednesday. I brought up the matter at a recent meeting, recom mending J. H. Stein, of Seattle, but. at that time the board postponed action on the ground that it would be nest tn first have in hand the money. The ap- I propnation ot )HWI b that the movement wi Doara of education having agreed appropriate a sum one-half of that ap- ii v,i iit.u uj wie city. "El Paso impresses me very favora bly." said H. D. Ross, recently of Bisbee, Aria. "It has a metropolitan air, borne out by well paved streets' aad imposing buildings, as well as by modern stores and heavy traffic. It Ss ertalnly far above any other city in the southwest and seems destined to be a much larger and greater city." "bne bUr reason why I wish to make the Y. M. C. A. hexathlon a, success in Kl Paso Is that the records will be pub lished all over the coantrv nnd show people elsewhere what we have," said A. L. Holm. "When I started for El Paso I expected to find cowboys riding like mad throuch the streets whoonlnu I also expected to bee Indians in full Ther. are a let of neesle in El Paso who would like to know what the candidates Will they tell us. what they propose to d about enforcement of the liquor and the gambling laws? If criminal offences In registration or vot ing should develop will they, K elected, sup port prosecution of violations of the elec tion latrs? Can these candidates rise to a higher plane and declare themselves on vital issues confronting the community which they have so far Ignored? J. L. Campbell. "BIORE BUSINESS XJS5S "POLITICS." Editor El Paso Herald tlcally but ene political party to contend n.n. -omitning 01 tne Kind should be pa--tlcularly easy to bring ln and once in working order would set in motion a sustained. 35 s tematlc pressure for securing the best re sults in the best way all the time, and press ing on steadily year by year to greater an-i greater aims and successes would preaently loave every one wondering how they couia have been satisfied with political patchwork progress so long This is not Intended as a reflection on any one El Paso has. perhaps, fared abo e the average under the system, certainly she has had many men in office who have done their beat under an impossible" system Le us not continue to waste the efforts of such 11 iinn me span nued for the need, par u.vor 01 - - .. . ,, . 13 i:- .. ' '" . v In reading the questions mat are oeius " ""i ito gie mm tne cnance to worn asked each other by the various candidates out his result If it takes IS years or longer for city offices It is evident that some Idea In fact, when he has .wived the problem of real efficiency or at least the need of and gained the experience which alone can real efficiency Is beginning to find place make him dependably efficient, there Is no In the outworn system of political or semi- r-reason why he should be removed except Mn.i,.9i itfniui to fill citv offices, which It is to the best Interest of every citizen should be filled by men specially fitted by training, experience and special qnpllrlca tlons. Men specially fitted far the work are only by accident selected In elections aecb as the one now pending. Even if by ehanee n few jrarh selections sbould be made, the handicap they will be under from political r . .a .. - uJhms 41 sals when the time arrives that he can n ion. secure results. No business could surI the popular election system which is used to run city business. Few business enter prises deal .with such tars questions and wich large sums aa are Involved ia city management yet every Sttcceasfal business must have the austaJwed interest and b-t efforts of its managers and they must not c luuiiejr. ine ap- 1. by the city means 1 rill get J7500. the 1 having agreed to I UUIWL.I .j "--. j 4 I K ll...tl- 1 I T: 1 T strains of all kinds ana aegrees renowa vji w...wuj ueing puuea down by un posslbllltles of real efficiency heavily or de- trained outsiders who want to try new feats success even when In a fair way to be j methods or correct what they believe to be attained. The political Idea la that no matter how Outsider. Chamber of Commerce Notes 14 years yipo Today From The Herald This Date 1001. Thi Border Rifles will give their ball tonlqht at the -armory. J Stols,rott left New York last night on M-stJMAs)ck home. FVjHfelias been called! to Toyah on a.'vHPSVIness trip. M. stfipRs and little daughter have gone to n Antonio on a visit. H. B. Stevens and party of hunters have returned from lake Satita Maria. Mrs. Gus Lee left on the Sunset lim ited this afternoon for New Orleans. Mrs. J. H. Whited, of Sacramento. Is visiting her sister. Mrs. C. E. McBean. Miss Helen Shields, of Los Angeles is tislting her cousin, Judge F. 11 Hunter. R. W. Elliott has taken a brief va cation and will return from Now Mex ico tomorrow. T. C Borden returned to Capltan af ter visiting his wife, who Is spending the winter here L. 8. Rogers, one of the owners of the Pierson. lost everything he had In his room when the hotel burned At a business meeting of the Wom en s club yesterday, Mrs. Clark reported the receipt of thanks from a number who had been benefited. Mrs. Baum, in the absence of the secretary; Mrs. Cooper, reported several hundred dol lars on hand. Dr. Wilbur Townsend and wife re turned this morning. Mrs. Townsend is well known here as Miss LaBelle Read, late librarian of the public li brary. Among those attending the enter tainment given Monday by Miss Grace May Allen were: Misses Page, Shelton, Beattle, Raynolds, Beall, Bewley, Anne Martin, Margaret Martin, Brady, Aus tin, Payne. Alnsa. Trumbull, Jones, Pollard, Falvey and Edwards. Fire almost totally destroyed the main portion of the Pierson hotel at an early hour last evening, entailing a loss estimated at $2e,009. "I think the boys aid good work." said chief Frank Pow ers this morning, "despite the talk heard on the streets. Jefferson Raynolds, formerly presi dent bf the First National banks of El Paso, Las Vegas and Albuquerque, but who since his sucnesninn hv Vila hmlhw J. S. Raynolds, has been interested 111 I th tnlnlni, lin.lnu. 1,. ,...- ... " .........p. uUa,,iCBa, una fiuiie IU .11 ffiAbeM&rfirfg FEIIGUSOX l'AHDOXS NEGIIO. Austin, Tex., Feb. 12., Governor Fer guson today granted a pardon to Earl Anglin, a negro, convicted In the dis trict court of Hood county of trans porting liquor from Tarrant to Hood ?Ei J1 numDer of Properties near counties, .and given one year in the ueming. I penitentiary. The new president, R.- B. Orndorff, hi setting a pace that promises to be come a record breaker; and a wonder ful spirit of unanimity prevails among the members of the new board. it ia the nolicv of president Orndorff and his associates to "Join hands with j all other organizations that look 'to ward the good of a greater El Paso. This was strikingly illustrated In the appointment of honorary members from the Rotary club and the AdcluoVitVon all the standing committees of the cham ber. Another innovation of president Orn dorffs is the weekly directors' luncheon. President Orndorff announced that he desired the board to meet, as his guests, every Tuesday, but the members unani mously insisted upon eacn paying for his own luncheon and not permitting Mr. Orndorff to assume the burden indi vidually. This, by the way, is the set tled rule, past, present and future, at all luncheons, dinners and other func tions given by the board or by commit tees. Somehow an impression seems to have crept abroad that dinners were be ing given at the expense of the cham ber. Thlshas never been the case The Individuals attending have always paid tneir way. FRENCH DEPUTIES PASS BILL PROHIBITING ABSINTHE SALE Paris, France, Feb. IS. Franco anc all French colonies will go dry so far as abShtthe is concerned, if the senate Ukes favorable action on a btll passed Friday by the chamber of deputies for bidding the sale of absinthe It is planned to extend the prohibition even tually to other Intoxicants. Indemni ties will be granted to manufacturers affected by the bill. -TODAY'S AMUSEMENTS. Ten It's a mighty obscure person that don't even git a political circular these days. After a feller peeps around th' cafes an' clubs he haint so sure after all that th' country would go dry if women could vote. regalia and steers roaming through i Before the year is ended, the mem the strets. And I expected to find very ! bership ought to be swelled to 1000- or little paving. These opinions were I more. The board is organising sys- ivuiauuiii) a.iu iiiiciusciiiij, j&.iu ia pre paring for the most aggressive work in ail the history of the body. Many ap plications for membership are cotntn in. There are no sulkers In the tents of the new board, all are aggressive and bent upon making the organization all that it ought to be the most powerful Instrument for the commercial and civic good f tne city. The work of the joint publicity bureau made satisfactory progress during the week. Acceptances have been received for illustrated articles on the "Made in El Paso" exposition from five large pub lications and one small newspaper; and two articles dealing with the lands un der the Elephant Butte dam have been published one of 2150 words, and one of 3000 words. The Joint publicity bureau is daily in receipt of letters -of inquiry from those who have read the matter published under its auspices, about 200 having been received during the week. Many of these are the second or third letter received from the same writers, and contain dclarations of their intention . cviim 10 mis section ana invest. I CLINE GETS 99 YEARS AS RESULT OF DEPUTY'S MURDER San Antonio. Texas. Feb. 11 Charles Cllne was sentenced Friday to years In the penitentiary, making the lzth man con victed for the murder of deputy sheriff Can delario Ortls September 11. lsiz. Three wero given life sentences and the others terms ranging from five to 26 years. J,, R. Range), said to be the leader of the band of alleged sniugglera In the attempted capturo of which Ortls lost his life Is vet to be tried. Ortli was a member or a posse In pur Milt of smugglers on the Texas-Mexican border when lie and former nhpi-ifr ir..- . I Buck mere captured l.y i band Ortiz was I hot to ileatb and Buck ua torture 1 for !.wo days but finally escaped and Is recover ing from his injuries. Buck has been the chief viltne for the 1"tnt In the prosecution of men lmllcted for cunplltK in the crime. j shared by many easterners, particularly ln the New Rngland states. Meals Served by Labor Unions in Paris For Cents Elaborate A fairs Paris,, France, Feb. IS. The meals which the labo- unions of the Slene have succeeded in giving for six and ten cents at their popular restaurant are now quite elaborate: At noon, soup, a plate of meat, a glass of wine and bread without limit At night, a soup, a vegetable, a glass of wine and bread without limit. For ten cents they give soup, plate of meat, plate of vegetables, a cheese or a dessert, a glass of wine and all the bread one wants. HAVE NEARLY 1000 ROOMS FOR CATTLEMEN; MORE ARE WANTED A second series of Invitations to the cat tlemen's convention has been printed and Is now being mailed by the chamber of com merce Prospective visitors are urged to write the chamber of commerce at once to -ccure reservations for rooms The Invita tion concludes: "If there Is anything you sec that you want, or anything you do not eee that yon feel you might want, keep ytmr eyes open for the Corral Bouses with the El Paso brand, who will be wearing the Kl Paso brand." Nearly 1000 rooms have already been registered at the chamber of commerce, but every effort is being made to substantially Increase this number so that there will be no possibility of visitors not being cared for. EDITOR OF WOKUVS WOKK COMING. E. Trench Strother, editor of "World's Work," villi arriv at S-40 p. m. tonight. He hi on his nj east from California, and is accompanied . by his family. Arrange ments have been made by the reception com- iniiice ot tne ennmoer or commerce to meet the pert und. if DOsslbl. show them nl.o. the city. "THB NAKBD TRUTH.'' Fresh from its long run. at the Can dler theater. New York, where it set a new standard of photoplay excellence for the picture patrons of Broadway and the white 'light district, comes eorge jiieine s "The .Naked Truth, which will be shown at the Alaambra theater for the last time today. "The Naked Truth" is a five part dramatic subject based on the famous novel of that name by the celebrated Trench, author, Henry Bataille. "The Naked Truth" presents a de lightful story of life in the Latin quar ter of Paris, leading the spectator among the time honored haunts of the art'.sts and students' colony, the sa lons of the richest and most fashion able Parisian families and the myriad show places of the gayest city in the world. It gives intimate glimpses of the romantic life so characteristic of modern Paris, the carefree existence which has become synonymous wltu the Latin quarter. The pretty girl who plays the artist's model In "The Naked . Truth," is not an American picture. player, as many suppose. Lyda Borelll is one of the best known act resses in Europe and was engaged especially to play Lolette ln Oe big film drama. Miss Sorelit won much fame in the continental cap itals last year by her remarkable work in a French renditldji of Fsdmle Ward's great American suoeess, -"Madam Pres ident." Advertisement. "RUNAWAY JUXE" GRECIAN. "Runaway June" stilt continues to run, and her running is still the cause ot much excitement. ln the latest chapter June secures a position as gov erness. Her employment counts for little at present. Aid June Is ncjw p.o nearer being found by her distracted husband than she vas in the first epi sode. Her experience which she has undergone up to date are most excit ing, so well developed are the), and so ingeniously handled, the interest Is still well kept up by the unconventionaltty of the theme, the freshness of the plot development and the auility of the cast, "Runaway June" is" the prettiest and most interesting photoplay ever made. Come parly to the Grecian and see it Advertisement. TIIK BIJOU. A two act Kalem production entitled ' The Affair of the Deserted House." v- ill be the headllner today at the Bijou Ruth Holland, one of the Ka lem stars, does some great work In this picture A good comedy will also bo on the bilL The Bijou shows only the best. Sunday the Bijou will show "The In visible Power," in three parts, an other one of those famous Sunday spe cials. Advertisement. KILLS TWO, BfKNS HOISB WHEN ORI1EKBD TO VACATE Atheni. Mich, Feb 13 Because he haJ leen c rdered to vacate the farm on which he had been living, Samuel Crotser. a bach elor. 5 years old. killed Frank nn.l l.eorge Linn, owners of the fsrm Then he set f're to the house in vthlch he had beep lp ij lid Hlnu down In the burning 1-ulldlng blm off th- top of his head with a iholgun.