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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
Author of "At Good Old SlrraBh."
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
WiWTA twr
FeTi Your
.Pi&l o
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
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
"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
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.
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
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.
Poor Taft! iie didn'Chave a secre
tary of state he, could ..send .out to
Winona to square hint after that
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."
"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.
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 .
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
"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.
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
The political Idea la that no matter how
Chamber of Commerce
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
Sunday the Bijou will show "The In
visible Power," in three parts, an
other one of those famous Sunday spe
cials. Advertisement.
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.

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