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DEDICATED. TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT WO 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. THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION Superior exclusive features and, complete news report by Associated Press Leased Wire and 200 Special Correspondents covering Arizona. New Mexico, west Texas. Mexico. Washington, D. C. and New York. Published by Herald News Co.. Inc.: H. D Slater (owner of two-thirds Interest). Presl- dent: J. C. Wllmarth (owner of one-fifth Interest). Manager: the remaining one-eighth Interest Is owned among; 12 stockholders who are as follows: H. L. CapeU. H. B. Stevens. J. A, Smith. J. J. Mundy. Waters Davis. H. A. True, McGlennon estate. W. F Payne. R. C Canby. G. A. Martin. A. L. Shane and John P. Ramsey. EL PASO HERALD Editorial and -Magazine Page Saturday, February Twentieth, 1915. In come lax Tc SOON I'll have to make report of my earnings, every sort, to the cold official clam who collects for Uncle Sam. And my -nerves are on the blink, as I fill my pen with ink, and prepare to fill the blank with some figures front the bank; for I hear the precher say, "Be as honest as the day! In your age or in tour youth, never jump upon the truth! Though temptations you beset, Truth is still the one best bet! You would profit by a lie? It will wing you by pnd ty! When your falsehoods are unloosed, they will homeward come to roost! Tell i'ip truth, whate'er the cost! Falsehood always is a frost" So I sit here in my dn, and I sadly chew my pen, for I know not what to do does that trouble trouble you? I could beat old Uncle Sam, fond of fiction as I am; I could fill this blooming blank with some figures lean and lank, which would scarcely represent more than 39 percent of the coin I have amassed in the good'' old year that's passed. But the preacher says, says he, "From 'the taradiddle flee! Do not stoop to tell a lie it will swat you by and by!" What's a weary soul to do does this trouble trouble you? (Copyprlght by George M. Adams.) TTALT MASON. -r We Might Work Together w HEN WE hold an election, .we pat ourselves on the back, smile a pharisaic smile, thank the Lord we are not as the Mexicans are, and say, Look across the river, see them mix. things, then see the way we settle it at the polls and get over it; how much better it -would be if the Mexicans patterned after us. And then when we look at Chihuahuita and the river front well, we are not so much inclined to advise the Mexicans to pattern after us in some things as we are in others. Many El Pasoans hare long had a glimmering of an idea that there might be closer cooperation between Juarez and El Paso for mutual betterment. It has been a notion in the heads of sot a few that the time would come when the two cities would be almost as one city, with a cordial disposition on both sides of the river toward betterment, both material and social. There is so much that might be done to make both thefe cities more attractive to visit and to live in; so much that ought to be done and might be done if there were the right disposi tion on both sides to make the most of our unique situation. The first thing we in El Paso ought to consider is simply this: Do we set a right example to Mexico? Are we doing the very best we can for the Mexican or Spanish speaking population in this city? Are we showing them how to live better; how to improve their surroundings; how to educate themselves for better work and higher earning power; how to care for the babies and rear healthy children? The Herald will leave that phase of the problem -with readers, and pass to the material side, the question of public improvements that might be carried on through efficient cooperation. Juarez at present has a mayor who is very progressive. A transformation is taking place in the old town. It -will not be long before paved streets, street lighting, ornamental poles, uniform and clean sidewalks, standard signs, paint, -whitewash, new buildings, destruction of old ruins, and other changes will have made a new city out of old Ciudad Juarez. Comparatively few El Pasoans cross the river nowadays; there is nothing like the old constant and easy intercourse. Consequently most El Pasoans are in ignorance of the changes that arc taking place over there. On this side, about all we have done to match the Juarez improvements has been to start the canal parkway on 8th street along the canal. This is a great public work, and will merit close attention, constant care, and the investment of enough money to make it right to start with and to maintain it after it is started. But there are many other things that might be thought of, to tie El Paso and Juarez more closely together. For example, there ought to be a straightaway boulevard between the two cities, stretching from San Antonio street on this side to Comercio on the other, without a bend or curve. And where this boulevard crosses the river, there ought to be a free bridge, as-wide as the whole street including the sidewalks, so that the boulevard would not be narrowed an inch at the boundary line.- The bridge should be a dignified, artistic, permanent structure of concrete, well lighted. Of course the boulevard would be paved from end to end, and brightly lighted. Then there are the propositions for river parkways on both sides of the river. The lay of the land admits of these, on both banks. It would be possible to create an international park with a circle drive, with a crossing at the diversion dam at Hart's mill, and another above the cement plant, so that a drive of several miles might be taken quickly on paved streets or well graded drives, into Mexico and out, and along the river on both banks. There is a fine opportunity for a delightful park at each end of the diversion dam. There is no reason why the river front itself, especially at and above the diverson dam, should not be made a delightful place of resort, and at least sightly and attractive on both sides of the stream. These are only a few suggestions to chew on. But it is to be hoped that the general idea of more active cooperation between the two cities for their mutual welfare will gain currency, and that it will extend beyond the domain of material improvement to the matter of wide open gambling "for instance, and other things of the sort. o Saves Girls Through Home Training Rescue Home Proves Its Value in Cases of Very Young Girls; Takes Care of Babies That Mothers May Work. o NE of the striking features of the Rescue Home work in El Faso Is the youth of the girls who get Into trouble. . The cases at present sent to the home by the court ranee from 14 to IT years of age. The youth of the girls in trouble was the greatest factor in starting the move ment to buld the Rescue Home, so that these girls might be given a second chance to amount to something. Instead of being locked up in jail, with in fluences that are anything but uplift ing. While some few of the Rescue Home coses have been girls who have been unmanageable at home and so have got into trouble, the majority are girls , that have practically no true home in fluence or the guidance and advice of a loving mother. If a ,glrl of 12 or 13 years, without any home training to form her charac ter, makes a false step, there are few that would be so unjusas to affirm that that girl should bear the stigma of her offence for the rest of her life and never hare an opportunity to live it down and to make something of herself. Girls of 13. 14 and 16 years are still teachable. They are not like hardened evil doers of 30 or 40. Youth is pliable in the right hands. , Training 1 Princlpnl Fnctor. As most of the offences have come from lack of training, the home train ing of the rescue home is one of the principal factors in a girl's redemption. To the girl in trouble, who believes that the world Is against her and that she has not a friend, who is hardened. bitter, hopeless and reckless, the only way to remedy her condition is to work a complete change In her mental vewpoint. The officers of the Rescue Home, while maintaining the home discipline necessary when a number of people live together in The same place, prove to the girls that they have in terest and sympathy for them; that they are friends and so the better side of the girl is touched. Tnucht Useful Tulnss. The educatjon of the girl Is taken in hand, she is taught housework and sewing, and if she should show marked aptness for other work, training in that line Is also given her. Knowing that the change in-a human being is not a quick thing to accom plish, the rescue home deos not like to take cases for under three months. unless the circumstance is most un court. One case came voluntarily to the home for help. There have been six assistance cases, of girls or young women in distress and out of work, one case being a woman, quite ill. There have been 11 little children in the home, four are babies, being board ed at the home for the mothers who are out at work. In this respect the home does not conflict with the day nursery, for at the day nursery the babies ar,e merely cared for by the day. while the mothers are employed and are taken to their homes each night The babies at the rescue home, ) are cared for when the mothers are em ployed at housework and other posi tions where they live at their place of work and have no place to keep, the baby. In this way the mothers tare enabled to keep their children, when otherwise the babies would have to be sent to some orphans asylum or similar institution and' be lost to the mother. How One Girl Won Aided. There are at present six girls and six babies in the home. Two of the girls were returned to their parents. One of these latter cases is illustrative of the variety of work that is done by the Rescue home. The girl, 13 years old, was absolutely unmanageable at home. she wanted to be continually on the street, craving excitement and atten tion. It was impossible to keep her In school and her conduct in school had caused so much trouble that the LITTL'E INTERVIEWS "M( OUNTA1N PARK produces the finest apples in this part of of the country." said George Haile, formerly of El Paso, but now a successful farmer in the Sacramento mountains of New Mexico. "Situated as it'is, in the mountains, protected on all sides, conditions-are ideal for producing a sweet and richly colored apple that commands fancy prices In this market. The producers, in the park were very successful last year and good prices have been received for all the apples grown. The altitude of the park ranges from G000 to 7000 feet and the only danger to the trees is a late frost in the spring. The climate of the park is ideal. The surrounding mountains breakj the winds and it is always calm in the valley. Hence the cold is not felt so keenly as It is in the wide valleys." "No better indication of the stability and growth of El Paso is to be had than the upbuilding of the southern part of the city." said G. A. Trost. "Land that has lain idle for years Is being im proved with substantial business blocks. This shows that the owners are cosfl- , dent of the growth of the city and are willing to back their' judgment with , substantial investments. The indica tions for a widespread growth for 1915 i are excellent, both north and south of the tracks. The northern part of the . city, of course, is bound to rapidly I build up on account of the great de- I mand for homes but the upbuilding of ! Students of the El Paso Schools AMON(i the newer plans that have been introduced into the public school systems is the physical examination of school children by the city physicians. In this way the eyesight and general health of the child is looked after. The results liave been quite remarkable in that many children who were supposed to be stupid, dull and backward, were found to be physically d fective, in eyesight, hearing or general health, and, when this was corrected, the child was able to make the same progress as the .titer pupils. The Germans teach the children mouth hygiene and the right care of their teeth. The pupils of the high second grade at the ilaa school, taught by Misi Marguerite Iveraon, are: Dorothy Covington. Larrence Graham. Guadalupe Gutierrez. Billie I.indauer. Clarence -Roberts. Louise Capron. Dolores Cbavarria. Caroline Cooley. Maggie May Dutliie. John Tine. Zeida. Toner. Billie Tooley. Elisa Valdez. Nona Dell Waldron. The pupils of the low second grade will appear Monday. jT schools did not want her, although j the southern part is one of the health she was sent to a number of different schools. Finally she was sent by the court to the rescue home. She gave the officers a great deal of trouble at first, but gradually the descipline of the home and the talks with the matron began to make some impression upon her. She was finally made to see what was worth while in life from an entirely different point of view than she had before and has lately been returned to her home and for the first time has begun to take an interest in her home, to help her mother in the housework and to become interested in school work. For Pretention Work. The Rescue home was built for both preventive work, such as this, and actual rescue work, by the Rescue Home association, composed of EI Paso women. The conducting of the home was placed in the hands or the Rescue workers of the Salvation Armv who ufcual. After the girl has been trained I for their long experience in this line HE MOV AND MISSION At The Laymen's Conventions Southern Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, February 16-18; Dallas, February 23-25. S3?& ! in the home for from three to six months, she is usually prepared to go out into the world again and earn her living. The Rescue Home officials keep in close touch with her In what ever position she may bo employed and the home stands as a home to her alwavs. The girls are welcomed back to visit, or, In case they lose their situations, the home opens its doors to them until a new place is found for them to work, thus preventing their drifting back to their old associates and evil influences. Hni Hail -Vine llfcue Case. The Rescue Home In El Paso has been opened two and a half months. During this time it has handled nine rescue eases. Eight of these were Tery young girls, from 13 to 17 years old. consigned to the home by the of work, were deemed best fitted to conduct an institution of such charac ter. Upon the building there remains a debt of $3,200. Contributions "toward paying off this debt will be received by the treasurer of the association, Mrs. Rue Jackson, 1601 Mesa avenue. RAbeMrfiyBII New Mexico the Leader WHERE would you look, in the United States, for the communities of home owners; the communities -where the great majority of families live on unincumbered land, and pay rent to nobody? Wouldn't you look to the old states, -where wealth has been accumulating for centuries, where there has been time to be thrifty, where interest rates are lower, and the fight with nature not so intense? Perhaps you would look there, but if you should, you would be disappointed. New Mexico is the state, of all the 48, where the largest proportion of homes are owned free, and where the fewest homes are encumbered. Also, with one exception (North Dakota), New Mexico has the. smallest proportion of rented homes among all the 48 states. In these figures, "homes" refers to all homes, rural and urban. But New Mexico leads all the states of the union also in the percentage of farms owned free, considered separately from urban homes. It is a splendid record, of -which too much cannot be made. The authority is the latest United States statistical atlas, issued by the census bureau. The facts should be displayed in attractive form and circulated everywhere as one of the best advertisements New Mexico could possibly get. This is the remarkable showing: Percentage of air homes, owned free, 66.3 percent, r Percentage of homes encumbered, 4 percent. Percentage of rented homes, 29.7 percent. Percentage of farms owned free, 88.9 percent. The figures offer splendid encouragement for the man who is looking 'for a place where he can have a home of his own, free of rent and encumbrance. What nine out of ten farmers have done, acquiring a freehold in New Mexico, the tenth man can do. o The robin has come to town but he is keeping rather "quiet. He wears a redder waistcoat than he will later, but he is not yet calling to the "world to cheer up, cheer up. , The Daily Novelette FIHU BULLS. fcfcTnlRE! Firer rang the cry. H "Bong! Bong! Bong!" went the clanging belle. First came the chemical engine, snorting sparks and smoke, swaying on onewheel around Borders nd going like the deuce. Then came the hook-and-ladder. with fireman Flannery on the rear ste,. still getting into his boots. Then the water tower! Then the fire chief, rattling past like the wind. Then the Insurance patrol, with a Are bell of its ovrn and all. ' ir. "My goodness," said the chief, "it looks to be one mass of flames already!" Jumping from his carriage, he pushed through the crowd. Then he flushed furiously. A tall man was standing in a group of firemen, swearing horribly. "Ah, there y'are, chief," he shouted. "I thought you promised me this wouldn t happen again. I'm sick an' iireu or havlir an lest signs that has ever been mam fested in the growth of Bl Paso." i "Suicide takes many different forms, hut I recently witnessed a suicide in ' Mexico City -where the victim simplv i shouted," said Harvey Langdon, of Mexico City. "It was at the time the ! Carranza troops were entering the clt i and the situation was tense. The un- conscious suicide was much the worse i for drink and probably did not realize . that, between the time he started on ' the spree and the time he was fully ' under the influence, the government of the capital of Mexico had undergone a ' complete change. He saw a large bod i of troops marching down the street and. , just to be sociable, shouted 'Viva Villa' ; at the top of his voice. He might just , as well have put his heart down a can non's mouth and pulled the trigger. He was shot down before he could make : a move " "The duties of a constable are largelv , to serve papers and make arrests and he is not expected to be an arbitrato. of family and neighborhood troubles. ' said justice J. M. Deaver "Yet Domingo , Montova Is both a constable and a . Judge. The public little realizes what ' constable Montoya does among his own i race and what he saves the county in ; prosecution expenseb through his work as arbitrator of difficulties Hardly a day passes that he is not called upon to I settle family troubles and neighborhood I quarrels among the Mexican population Thev come to sue but go away, their troubles satisfactorily adjusted. "We expect a number of the cattle- ' men to come to El Paso in their private i cars to attend the convention." said I William HarrelL secretary of the Pan- i handle and Southwestern Stockmen's I association, , "The interest in this con- ' ventlon is very great among all the, cattlemen, through, the southwest, and ! we are expecting the largest crowd of delegates and visitors that ever attend- ! ed a eknfveBtion here. The men who J come in their private" cars will park ' ttlCkm At th. eatlAn .,... ,... . ' headquarters while thev are here." ! : j "In spite of the rain all day Friday I the 'Give a Bundle Day' of the Charity association was most successful." said Mrs V. E. Raggio. "The Charity asso ciation workers gave the whole day to the task and the clothing collected will go a long way toward helping the Charity association to relieve need among the people who apply for help." mma? Wonderful Display Of Stirring Scenes In China, Japan And Korea. Bfc&fiSu fcSi For the first time In the history of a Missionary Convention Mov ing Plctres of Missionaries ati work will be shown. This Is made! possible by the fact that two mem bers of the Mission Board made a tour of the East last year and took with them a Moving Picture Camera and an expert photographer. Here you will see the actual crowds coming to the Mission hospitals in all sorts of conditions. The doctor in charge handling the patients and actually operating. Athletic Sports of the East will be shown as taught in Mission Schools. Some of these can well be introduced Into America with splendid results. Life is the cheapest thing In the Orient and the pictures that portray the "Burden Bearers" give one a most vivid and real idea pf conditions such as can never gain in any other way. It is going to be a great day for Missions when its operations can be seen in "The Movies." The leaders of this movement are to be congratulated in leading the way In presenting Missions with "The Movies." Ftfhfefe.2J J5B. upa &1 MRS. UBBSTBR IS ALLOWED HER SALARY 111 JUDGE JACKSO.V. Mrs. Emma Webster, county proba tion officer, is entitled to her salary, cut off by order of the eountv eommls- gettin" sioners" court, according to a decision alarm I w uuwn u juuge uan. ,u jack- turned in An me every time I take off so'' ,lv t,,f- "',th district court Friday, my hat to a woman!" J't.r older cutting off Mrs. Webstei It Was Sandros Murr.hv. the. reddest- headed man in Texas! MATJOY TESTIFIKS THAT Yl'IFX HAD DlTCHBIl KXIKE, James Matjoy. a negro charged with the murder of his wife. Anna Matjoy, wts given his preliminary trial In jus-Uce- J. J. Murphy's court Friday It developed in the examination of witnesses that Matlov's wife had at. Miss Fawn Lippincut sings With feel- thatft ?n? T5K5. ?HAn! t in', but not fer others. President pro j ed and several days later resulted in tern seems t be as men as you kin cit I a,eat" u woman. Matjoy was : xi :.. . I "unu 1U .1UCA11U. ' over to the Errand lnrv umiap t2.".(irt bond Lhatiia salary was passed at a meeting of the wuu un uvtremoer ax. &ariy in Feb ruary Mrs. Webster sued out n, writ of mandamus to compel county auditor Roy D. Barnum to pay her her January salary of $85. SOUTH 1 urn E IS Hi BOOM: UILDII IS EOEGTEI Adobe Buildings Give "Way t o Substantial Brick and Con crete Stores and Apartments; .Suburban Movie Theater in East El Pasb; Beall School to " Be Enlarged and Improved MSARLY HALF OV 800,000 I . II Kit I) is F-.-- - DISEASED I T3UIl"i,fJa ot commercial buildings only by adobe buildings are now lieinj iouisviue. Ky.. Feb. 20. Nearly half I 1 in the southern part of the city of a herd of cattle valued at J 66, (W0 --' has been the feature of the local has been found to be infected with ! ,. . . ... . . foot and mouth disease, according to raalty market for th lst w months. J. AV. Newman, state commissioner of I According to real estate men here the agriculture. He telegraphed to the I building haft fceen ftoing on on an un inn fn f...'."' " WaSh" 1 Precedetttod scale. Lots that for years ington foi instructions. 1 have en vacant or have been occnniH INDOOR SPORTS -.- SCENE: UNION STATION TIME: ANY OLD DAY Copyright. 1914, International News !.. j4 years Ipo Todajr From The nerald This Dole 10(11. Mrs. Fatman entertained a number of friends Friday afternoon. Harry Ewing has returned frdm a business trip through Arizona. A. N. Daguerre returned last night from a business trip to Chicago. JS. S. Johnson's bam. an Virginia street, burned early this morning. Fiank Fllmore returned yesterday afternoon from a trip in east Texas. G. J. Hartman has returned to the citv from a business trip to Chihuahua. Button Davis has donated $50 to the fund to purchase flags for the public schools. Rev. H. T. Morrison, of Chicago, is visiting Hev. B, T. Shults, of the Chris tian church. Joseph Fisher has come to this city from New Mexico and has gone Into business here. Charles F. Hunt came up from the south this morning with a large ship ment of cattle. J. C. Jones, ,T. C. Lyons and U. S Stewart were today appointed jury commissioners for judge Goggin's court. The prospects for a car line down Stanton street to Juarez has stimulated real estate in that section. Indications are that there will be many delinquent taxes, according to James H. Smith, city assessor and col lector. The oil excitement is arriving at the boiling point. Several claims have been staked out in the western part of the county. One company has already been formed. The local order " of Forresters of America gave an entertainment last night. Among those assisting were: Misses Whitley, Robinson. Chenoweth and Bartlett, and Mrs. Reese, Alllne and Mr. and Mrs. Tegtmeyer. AmOn? thOSA nttnndinc Mm narrt ngWv jvKJven by Mrs. Billon last night were: .'oDunmca xjianco, tu union, iartman, U. S. Stewart. Dean, Rhodes, W. H. Burges. Fulliam, Kneezell, Stolaroff, D. Stewart, Buckler, Donahue, Callings, Davis, Fisher, Fitzgerald. Waterman. Ainsa, Barron, Brunschwig, Bray and i wrlght. Beattle. Bewley, Raynolds, I Kelly, Pollard and Smith. J LOOK, 6 op" k . lllK VaI ' . 'W " : ' ; . J Improved with modern two and tore story buildings. Buildings with stores on the ground floor and apartments on the upper are the most popular J. Zeiman is haung plans drawn V." O. H. Thorman for a modern thre,' story store and ware room bulldn.ij to be located at the corner of Stann n and Overland streets. The plot, whu-li measures 78x100 feet, was recently pur chased by Mr Zeiman at a record prn-9 for realtyiin this section. The building will be of brick and cement construi -tion and the upper floors Will be i -cupied by store rooms. The estimated cost is $25,000. Suburltnn Movie Theater. El Paso's "movies" will establish a new outpost in the building of a modern motion picture house at the corner if f sides being the first suburban thcinr it will be the first to be erected in th 3 i-ny unoer plans orawii Dy a wn-rt.in Miss Gertrude Attawaj is the anhitec The building will be of bru-k with, stucco front, and will occup a pint Sox7." feet. It is boing built for Mr. and Mrs. Felix Padilla by the Miller Construction company and will havf .1 sealing capacity of 2500. The building will cost about S2500. The Perry-Kirkpatrick compani -3 completed plans for an eight room n rtence. to be built in the Altura Parle section, for C C. Henderson. The houa will be of brick and will cost $11 n' The same firm has recently complete t the two story store and warehouse it the corner of Fifth and Santa Fe streets that was built for J. C. Zozaa at a cost of JIS.000. A total of 1.10 lots were sold t in week by the Leavell-Shei man conipap in Manhattan Heights on the clubt'1,1, plan that was rceentiy adopted total of 100 lots were offered for sle under this plan. Kxtennlon to Brail School. Trost Trost have drawn pl.ins for the new six room addition that is to be Added to the Beall school at a cost of about $12.0110. Contractors are non bidding on the plans and the rontr t will be awarded on February 25 Th" same firm recentl secured the con tract for a six room school building it Mogollon. which will have a canacftv of 250 and will cost around JMOO" ' 1. Caspary has sold a fne roon cottage on Wyoming street, lo ated on lot 21 and the west eight feet of lot block -10, Franklin Heights addition. for $2?-0 to Mrs. Emilie Smith The into ,i3 made through Austin A Marr The same firm has sold for Mrs I lie H. Taylor to Martin Uiltenberger a f.ve room bungalow located on lots i and 26, block 45. K.ist Kl Paso -idditinn for 5100. Other sales reported liv th firm are- Mrs. Victoria Whltiner ti Government Hill companv, lots .: to ', block 53, Government Hill addition c Meyer to E H Irvin. K Y. RiKers ana I. E. Benton, lots 15 o 17. bloi k 11 Campbell addition. $3"0n Mis J 11 larkins to Government Hill ionip mi lots 11 and 12. block t.7. Governma, Hill addition. $J3u, .1 A Irvine to E Lochausen, lots 33 and 34. block 1 Go den Hill addition. $1365. Goveinnie-it Hill company to R F Yelton lot u 1 and 27, block, 21, Government Hill aj I dition, $400.