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Editorial and Sport Section Editorial and Sport Section Saturday, Jane Twelfth, 1915. DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE. THAT SO GOOD CAUSE SHALL LACK A CHAMPION, AHD THAT EVIL SHALL MOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED. OT JUST THE SORT OF ADVERTISEMENT THE RIO GRANDE PROJECT NEEDS NOT LONG ago The Herald published in condensed fonn the ' report e Prof. T. U. Taylor and Scott Etter, as majority members of the "cost review board" of the reclamation service for this dis trict, upon the Carlsbad (N. M.) project. The report was so very extraordinary that it obviously called for special comment, -but other matters have intervened to delay consideration. So far as The Herald knows, the people living under the Carhbad project have not re sented the report, or denied its accuracy. But those who know some of the underlying facts and circum stances leading up to the revival of the Carlsbad district under government auspices will be able to appreciate the attitude of mind of some of the promi nent figures over there. The report of Prof. Taylor and his colleague was a model of what a report of a "cost review board" ought not to be. It indulged in extravagant partisan denunciation of the reclamation service, with sarcastic and unjustifiable attacks on officials by innuendo, and general arraignment of the whole service and system from top to bottom with the single exception of the project manager on the Carlsbad project, who was mis quoted in the final report in order to make a more un favorable showing for the Carlsbad project and for the reclamation service. such a report as that of Prof. Taylor's is likely to make that particular line of real estate so stable that it won't change hands in 40 years. It would be sus pected that .the business people or the towns, such as Carlsbad, would also be concerned about it. But maybe they are also farm owners with a definite money saving dangled before them. The report of Prof. Taylor and his colleague closed with these words: "God pity the water users on the Carlsbad project." A splendid advertisement for the Carlsbad project, isn't it? Such a prayer will no doubt bring settlers and in vestors a-running to get in on such a good thing. The Taylor report from first to last makes out the settler under the Carlsbad project to be a hopeless pauper, competent but oppressed by unfeeling officials of the government, and struggling for a bare living, against the terrible burden of a $1.45 annual maintenance charge per acre for three acre feet of water, and a first cost charge that is actually lower than the ordinary rates for water under community ditches. When the Taylor report first came out, the news papers said, "The report has created much favorable comment from the land owners under the project" Naturally, if farmers already owning lands and already under contract with the government to pay ultimately $55 an acre for the construction cost, can have their dues cut down to $20 or $30, they will circulate "much favorable comment." But if there are lands to sell, Aside from the curious rhetoric and the prayer, the most extraordinary thing about the Taylor report is the statement that inasmuch as the title to all dams, reservoirs, and protective works remains always with the government, the land owners cannot be made to pay their first cost. To accept such a principle would of course cut 40 to 60 percent off the sum chargeable to land owners under the various projects of the reclamation service. It would make a present of the whole Elephant Butte dam and all the diversion dams to our valley land owners, for example, and cut their final costs subject to repayment, down to a nominal sum per year. But who is going to pay for these works, if the beneficiaries do not? From the very beginning of the reclamation work there have been some in congress who have held to the prediction that the reclamation expenditures would never be returned to the treasury: that land owners would refuse to pay and that ultimately congress would have to act upon a forceful demand for direct appro priations to relieve the land owners of any further obligations under their contracts. The advocates of the system have maintained that the contracts would be carried out in good faith, and that the reclamation fund would be replenished. But in truth it must be said that during the last few years there has been manifest in a number of places a disposition on the part of land owners to break the contracts under which the funds were expended. So far as the Taylor report is concerned, in this particular it directly contravenes the original reclama tion act of 1902, and is contrary to the letter and the spirit of every contract so far entered into between the reclamation service and water users' associations. The original act contemplates the permanent ownership and operation of the' storage and diversion works by the government although they shall be paid for by the beneficiary land owners. Every contract has been made on this basis, and every cent has been invested on this basis. Every water user under a government project has known from the very start that he would have to pay for the storage and diversion works and that he would never have a share in their actual ownership. What is the sense, or honesty, in coming in at this late day, 13 years after the enactment of the law, and after the expenditure of more than $100,000,000 under the terms of the law and contracts in accordance with its terms, and trying to deceive the water users into thinking that they should not be made to pay for the storage and diversion works? Obviously if the Taylor principle were to be generally contended for, at least half, prob ably more, of the whole reclamation fund would be permanently lost to the treasury. If the Taylor spirit should become general over the projects, the whole reclamation service and reclama tion program would go to smash. Opposition in con gress, always strong though generally latent, would spring up in full armor to put an end to it- The whole movement would be declared a failure, and the costs charged off as a loss and forgotten except as a horrible example of misjudged attempt at public social service. The question has arisen how these "cost review boards" are chosen. AH 'the water users' associations in any one district agree upon a list of three men deemed eligible, from whom the secretary of the interior selects one, who becomes chairman of the "district" board. Then the association on each project separately selects a member on its own behalf to act on the "project" board, and the third member represents thft reclamation service. Thus two of the three members of each "project" board really represent the water users and the minority member represents the service. Prof. Taylor was one of the three men agreed upon by all the associations in this district as eligible. The choice was evidently a mistake. The dean of the Texas university school of engineering seems to confuse the functions appropriate to a "cost review board" and those appropriate to a revival meeting or a hot cam paign for election as justice of the peace. If he remains in the position he now occupies, he will render the report on the Rio Grande project also. How would the land owners in this valley, and the business men of EI Paso, like to have sent out to the world an official report declaring that the land owners had been unmercifully robbed, cheated through gross official incompetence, and oppressed beyond endurance, by the reclamation service; that they could not make a Hving if they had to pay as much as 50c per acre foot for water;1 that things were going from bad to worse all the time and headed plumb to perdition; that the poor fanner has to sell his last milk cow and his last pet hog to pay his water assessment; that he has to go to law to get just treatment in anything; that he lives under a "sword of Damocles" of financial bondage all the time; that he has no protection against confisca tion of his property and is in danger of having his land revert 'to wilderness; and so on? ' This is the sort of report that the Taylor board made on the Carlsbad project; do we want that sort of a report fin the Rio Grande project? Do we, just at this juncture, desire that the prayer of Prof. Taylor in his wonderful report should be re vised to read, "God pity the water users on the Rio Grande project" and then published broadcast? It would be a distinct gain to the southwest if Prof. Taylor's resignation should be requested and given, be fore he can get in his destructive work on the Rio Grande project. He is performing no useful service. No such feeling exists over here as exists around Carlsbad. In fact, these "cost review boards" have been at work on nearly all the projects in the service, and the Carlsbad report is the first one of the sort. On other projects there has been thorough discussion of details, but never any substantial difference over costs or charges. Carlsbad and Prof. Taylor stand quite alone, so far, in their attitude of trying to dodge the legitimate charges on the project. The reclamation service is in process of reorganiza tion, but it is not being destroyed, nor has it thus far became the mere sport of politics, as some have feared it would be. When the first reclamation commission was appointed it was regarded by some as a token that the system had failed. When congress took over the entire control oT expenditures and appropriations, it was regarded as certain that the policy would be changed from one of strictly business administration of the fund to a log rolling proposition like the rivers and harbors budget. This may yet come about, but so far it has not appeared. When the men who had built the service up from nothing and had won by sheer merit and good faith were displaced, the fear was ex pressed that the service was becoming nothing but a political bureau and would have to play the game with congress like all the others. But when S. B. Williamson, one of the Panama canal ' constructors of high rank, was placed in charge of construction, things took a more favorable aspect. The reclamation commission was cut to three men: A. P. Davis, director and chief engineer, who has been with the service from its beginning and long before that with the geological survey; chief counsel King and csn troler Ryan. The commission will direct the policy of the service, and have general supervision. But the chief of construction, Mr. Williamson, will have his (BY H. D. S.) headquarters in Denver instead of Washington; secre tary Lane, announcing this change, said, "I have long felt that we were teo far removed from the projects themselves to have the work carried on with the greatest efficiency, the least friction, and the smallest expense." It is particularly gratifying to EI Pasoass and the people of this valley that E. H. Baldwin, actual builder of the greater part of the Elephant Btttte dam, has been promoted to be assistant chief of construction, with duties extending, over the whole field of the service. Mr. Baldwin accepted the position only with the under standing that he should continue to supervise the Ele phant Butte dam until its completion, as he feels re sponsible for its perfect success of operation and abso lute safety. The appointment of Mr. Baldwin came without the least suggestion from him or previous knowledge on his part, and solely as a recognition of the work of the most successful constructor in the service. This selection in itself when there was the whole Panama force to choose from indicates that the merit system still prevails in the reclamation service, and that efficiency will not be impaired, but rather promoted, by the reorganizations that have so far been effected. Uncle Joe Cannon is 70 but he does not miss any fun. He has been down in Honolulu enjoying the smiling places as much as a boy or a lover or a man of 30 could. He eats his "poi," flings himself into the surf, walks the flowery walks, and never misses a trick. His is a fiery soul and he takes ease and fan as in tensely as he has fdught his long political fights, o The New York Sun's funny man announces, "If yon see anything mean or low down in this column in the; next 48 hours, it isn't our real ego. We've got to go and have a dentist dig our head away from a tooth." o I Some day farmers wilt have a credit ratine, so that directly or indirectly those who deserve It may hare the benefit of a larger money market. Why not? Farming is a business as truly as im store keeping. A farmer has capital invested, and he deserves credit according to his capital, his ability and his integrity Under present conditions, however, all farmers, as a ml, look alike to a man 10 miles removed Dallas Journal. o Villa has been pretty well shown up for what he really is since his lawless efforts to control the Aguas calientes convention and his break wltk Gutierrez. Bis passing as a major luminary In the Mexican firma ment now seems only a mutter of time. Galveston Tribune. 1 c be : Morris, Patriot Of trie Imported Variety; ralated Enough Morey To Pay Auto Bills -cei--n T OBERT MORRIS was an imported Kt patriot who is not sufficient! remembered by his busy country Morris came from Liverpool, where hv speedily acquired a fortune. It was a I out enough money to pay the an te mobile bills of a modern captain of lr.dustrs, but it was a big: sum for tcse days and let us see what Robert cIk1 with it. Robert nas a rich man but he did roi it r his hair and jell about the nr of capital when the colonies re volted He went into the Coatiseial cr tigress, signed the declaration of in dependence and got the job of financ ing' the war It was harder at that time to sell a government bond than it would be today to sell stock in 3, Cold mine in Indiana, but Morris suc- ceded in borrowing many millions of o .liars in Europe and in floating the n solution at a time when the Ameri can arm consisted of a small number of patriots equipped .-with -hjlblair.s and two rounds of ammunition apiece. Of late we have been too busy canon- BY GEOBGE FITCH. Ising .great financiers who hare floatsa l&MM t&- Xi --Shriek irlth deadly pnln while payinsr H07H-34 Income Tax to the U. S. of A." trusts until they drowned in their own stock to pay much attention to the feat of Morris's. But it makes all modern finance look trivial. While Morris was busy scaring up money for the government the British took Philadelphia and congress moved out, leaving him behind to pass bills, wind the clock, sign checks and run the government in general. Morris dl1 this for two months with great success, this being the only time this country was ever run by one man. opponents of T. Rooseelt to the contrary, not withstanding. After the war Morris helped write the constitution, was upesioteudeKt of fiaanee and. wag . tteral high-grade patriot. However in an evil moment he I speculated in town Uits in the new city of Washington and bought several thousand of them, agreeing to build twenty houses a year. Presently he failed and spent three years in prison for debt. This shows us how times have changed. Morris got millions for the government Today financial geniuses get bilious for themselves and shrieK with deadly pain while paying ? 34 Bedtime Story For tke Little Ones "Aunt Flippitty-Flop Helps Uncle Wiggily." . ' By HOWARD B. GARIS. Uncle Wiggily, are you going out any where today?" askeB Nurse Jane Fussy Wuzzy. the muskrat Tj.d housekeeper, of the rabbit gentle iran, as he sat at "breakfast in the hol low stump bungalow one morning. 'J h no. Miss Fuzxy Wuzzy," he an swered "I am going to stay home this i lorning My airship needs a new pair "t shoes, and until they come from the Ine and ten cent store I am not going iut Pra. wh do joa ask" ' Because, if you are not going out 1 am " went on the muskrat lady. "1 Rant to go to the ice cream store and get some lollypops to fry for supper." " Mi ha' That sounds good'" cried the rabbit gentleman, making his nose twinkle like a dew drop in the heart cfa rose. "Go, by all means. Nurse Jane, for I just love fried lolly-pops.-" So the muskrat lady housekeeper j took her tail out of curlpapers and put a little talcum powder on the end ot her whiskers, so they would not be come sunburned, and away she went, o er the fields and throufrh the wooda to the ice eam store to get the loHy- i ;jops W ell. since I cannot go airahipping tii morning," said Uncle Wiggily to M-nself as he walked out in the yard. 1 ack of the hollow stump .bungalow, 1 suppose I shall have no adventure.' But ou just wait and see what hap r ns in about a minute, or possibly, a minyte and a half Uncle Wiggilv looked up at the nest 1 cuse in the tall pine tree, where lived the Caw-Caw familj of black crows. ' X suppose Jimtnie and Mary have pone to school by this time," thpught t he rabbit gentleman, "so they will not f down to keep me company. Never mind, it will soon be afternoon, and then III go out in my airship" L'ncle Wiggily was looking to see 1 ow the cabbages and carrots that he ) ad planted were growing in the gar den when, all of a sudden, he heard a flutter of wings, and a sort of squeaking-squawking noise and a voice exclaimed Ha' Something has happened! I cm afraid some one is in trouble!" sa.d Vncle WiggiH. "I must go and 1 "ip them." he added, most kindly Th.n he saw some black, fluttering wings, and he said "I guess that rrust be Aunt Fllppity-Flop She has fallen out of the nest again." And so the dear, old maid crow lady had But she had fallen on some of the sofa cushions from Uncle Wigglly"s i rrip so she was not hurt in .the In I am glad to say. ell how did it happen this time?" rsVed Uncle Wiggilv, when he had picked up the crow lady, and brushed tne dust off her feathers. Oh. dear'" exclaimed Aunt Fllp rnt Hop "I leaned my bead 'too much on one side to see if I had dust- ' the piano properly and the first Inns I knew, out of the nest I felL" She mas always that way Aunt riippit-Klop. was that's the reason she had such a queer n ime She was nlwavs losing her balance, turning somersaults or peppersaults. or falling because she leaned too much on one side Everything had to be Just in the middle for deai Aunt Flippitj -Flop Well, soon she was all right again. -rul as she sat on the porch of Uncle isjml s hollow stump bungalow the i t f t row lad asked Wi-re is Nurse Jane"" - c ha- gone to the store, replied I Uncle Wiggily. "Ah, then J will stay here and look after the bungalow for you until she comes back." Aunt Flipplty-Fiop said, very kindly. Uncle Wiggily sort of made faces at himself 'behind his ears. lie would just as soon not hae had Aunt Fllppity-Flop offer to help him, but of course he was too polite to say so. He feared there would be some acci dent if she swept or dusted or washed the dishes too much on one side. And that is just what happened. Aunt Fllpplty-Plop, in putting away the dishes, carried a saucer in one claw and a cup in the other, instead of two sauces or two cups. And so she was overbalanced and fell, break ing both I mean breaking both the cup and the saucer, not both her claws. Then, later on, she slipped because she had too much dirt on one side of the pan, and not enough on the other. "I really think I had better go," she said, when she had turned' a somesault as she leaned too far over the sink. Tm not helping you a bit." "Oh. don't go!" begged Uncle Wig gily, just to be polite. And, the next second, into the bungalow jumped the bad ear-scratching cat, who was a cousin to the tail-pulling chimpanzee monkey. "Ah ha'" meaouwed the cat. as she grabbed Uncle Wiggily in her claws, "now I have you! Now I'll scratch your ears, even if my cousin couldn't pull your "tail! Wow" "Oh. please let me go!" begged Uncle Wiggily. "No, no," snarled the cat: 'Tm go ing to scratch your ears, but before I do I want a glass of water to drink. You get it for me!" said the bad crea ture in a most impolite voice to Aunt Flippity-FIop. "Ye-ye-yes-sir-ma'am!" stammered the crow lsdy. excited like. Over she the sink to get a glass of wa-1 Tr i T T " "D 1 A . ' T "T T - ?Srttttowffito?tasc"t Hunks Udiod JjaDd s Action Is IN on Progressive: Real iistate Prospects Never Better Says Ma went to ter to who had caught Uncle Wiggily. Well. I think you can guess what happened. Poor Aunt Fllpplty-Flop didn't fill the glass of water exactly even (being nervous I suppose) and when she brought it over to the ear scratching cat all ot a sudden it; spilled out of her claw and splashed all over the bad creature! "Oh wow! Meaouw! Scroow! Floul Doodle-oo!" howled the cat. 1 never can stand water. Never!" And cats can't, you know, so this ear-scratching one, all soaking wet, turned a peppersault out of the door and didn't hurt Uncle Wiggily at all. Of course the rabbit gentleman was wet, but he didn't mind .that in the least. "Oh. dear'" said Aunt Fllpplty-Flop. "I seem always to be dropping or spilling something. I'm not helping you a bit. Uticle Wiggily!" "Oh. yes you are!" laughed the rab bit. "Tou helped me. .a wUole lot by spilling water on that cat. Otherwise he might have chewed my ears off. 1 thank you." Then Aunt FlioDlt-FlOD felt happy. and glad, because she had helped, and she stayed to dinner with Uncle Wig gily and Nurse Jane. And if the pen holder doesn't fall into the bottle of glue and get so stuck up It won't speak to the lead pencil. I'll tell you next about Uncle Wiggily and Jlmmle Caw Caw's feathers. Copyright, 1915, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate. fcf--fHAT was a fine line on the bot I torn of the front page of Fri- The Daily Novelette tub rat siiooTEn brigade. GEN. Oyes Notts. Darn sat in his tent, disconsolate. The enemy had taken bill 6JS times since morning. It had so rar been a most distressing day. "Private Eastways is without, sir, announced his orderly in his usual or derly manner. "Let him stay without never heard bf him," growled Gen. Darn. But at , that moment private jsastways ourst "Pardon m impulsiveness, general," he panted, "but there 4s no time to lose. I have Invented a sure way of driving the enemy from their trences, and, ot course, the sooner the better." "Sit down!" yelled the general, hos pitably. "Out with it! Young man. I see a gross box of Spltzdoodle merit croeses coming our way." "It's this way," -explained Private day's Ilerald," said B. M. (Dick) Dudley. The line read: "Before planning for independence day, get the union band's consent." Mr. Dudley continued: "That has a punch In it. I have heard a lot of comment on it and I find that everyone agrees with me that the dog-in-the-manger attitude of the local musicians about the band , lating interest in the game in concert this summer is an outrage and , southwest," said J. W. Pilchard. should be stopped. Hit 'em for me." "Prospects for great activity la build ing and real estate were sever setter than at this time," said James L. Marr. "One of the best signs in the local realty field is the great number of business places that are now under consideration or have recently been completed. The down town building should balance with the residence building and this is now the present ideal condition. There is now no doubt about ISIS being the banner year in building of all kinds in EI Paso." "There has' never been a greater shortage of railway equipment In northern Mexico than at the present," said Daniel Meeker. "Villa lost a large number of trains in the Leon battle and many.others have been scrapped in the last few months through careless handling. At the present time there is not IS percent of the normal number of ears on the Juarez-Torreon division and the movement of supplies of any kind, whether for the array or for pri vate use. will soon be a very serious problem." "The junior tennis tournament which we are promoting will result in stimu lating interest in the game in the southwest," said J. W. Prichard. "The staging of this tournament is the fore runner of better times for tennis on the border In that It will build up from the younger1 set good players for the future and will greatly encourage the older players We expect great things from our junior tournament." "EI Paso Is certainly the great gath ering place of the people of the south west." declared Joe LaFleur. "During my long residence In various parts of the southwest I have built up an ex tensive acquaintanceship, and a day never passes that I do not encounter some friend from New Mexico. Arizona or west Texas." "It is necessary for us to keep the publicity bureau of the chamber of "rT commerce open form early morning until late at night to accommodate the tourists who make inquiries about this section and seek literature pertaining to the valley," said George H Clem ents, publicity director of the cham ber of commerce. "It has even become necessary to keep tlte place open on Sundays to give out booklets to the arrivals on the Sunday trains. We are getting inquiries from all parts of the ceuntry and from Porto Rico, Hawaii, t'ue Canary islands and even far away Guam. It is all Indicative of the inter est which El Paso has created in the eyes of the world and we are trying to cash in on a little of it" "Hay fever is bad enough at best," said Capt. J M Smith, "but down at the Santa Fe bridge we get all of the dust and dirt germs from two republics and It is much worse than it is down town. I have had a serious attack of the summer disease and have been tak ing medicine for a week in an effort to get rid of it. The trouble has affected my eyes and nose and it is a most dis agreeable, uncomfortable disease to have. I am trying some special medi cine for it and, if it succeeds in curing tne. I am going to urge my friends who have hay fever to use it, for I can sym pathize with anyone who suffers from the complaint." Eastways. "Its done by means of common illuminating gas blown at 'em through my patented Eastways driver o uts very inexpensive, sir." "And what are they? quick!" cried the general. "Ordinary penny pea shooters, sir. You imprison the gas in 'em at both ends, and then creep up to the enemy's trenches, quickly uncork the driver outs, blow the gas right In the enemy's faces, and there you are sir!" The coroner declared that private Eastways died from heart disease, but confidentially, we know better. EX-EDITOR MABRY WEDS. CIovls. N. M, June 12. Mrs. & E. Burns announces the marriage of her daughter, Katherlne Louise, to Thomas Jewett Mabry. They will be at home after June 1-1 at Crosby ton, Texas. Mr. Mabry is a former state senator of New Mexico and ex-editor of a CIovls paper. 14 YEARS AGO TODAY From The Ilerald of This Date. 1901. UNCLE JASP AND" MUNCHAUSEN BY TAD Cosyricht. ISIS. International Nm Service. OH3Uo5iloIrifAPTOK( v I WJ-roOAV-r0TEt.t--0WTtM- s- AvJ pJvinOBW om AT 3PM POP- (itri-U-AR. EfcTT- ) f AjWTTMATJAO I it yjiu.ee Mpoiiot-Foiivi' tue uieepr- ee-memjht!. MONftPKwr-irte feev if faib.- ) nc ) SERME OWTH-fiT 31PV- MV ) VJtfA-rVJHO 7.'tSS I VNO.I7ESJ SUvi- ClfrRr jc, 6 BQQ I 0MC- 3WPER- Uj CAU' ttrA 5AWX" "WTO E7VCK STRANG- Trie VMOMT MJEAtC- I SAverM" I 5TUPI0 -3UIT IWduTS Wt PMM. I 'LIFe -TONE RAV lAWoup. PoQieT-Beor HW5-0 TMP-He P Tr!T&WC.rrEl AWO D' Ml s MU-Jr FAI-l- j I TOffcKE-- JANE THE STAMP - MJrUJTS OWOEl- TM AU. OPEr T '" V TrtSPiX V. trttfT " S ( , ' f-TUprrtrrr TWEV ?.r- I HAP BOTH ( ' V-f-'- ( SEEWrWiTHE ) (WT-A16-H.. J JME: The Women's Club of El Paso has prepared an elaborate reception in honor of the members of the Texas Women's Press association, who will arrive from Cloudcroft tonight. The entertainment will be given on the lawn of the eourt house and an elabo rate musical program has been ar ranged. Mrs, B. F. Haramett Is chair man of the 'entertainment committee. MrsT J. E. piper has returned from Chihuahua. Charles Gardner has gone west on a short vacation trip. Jerry Wines has returned from an extended trip to Sonora. Mrs. J. Sullivan and baby left this morning for Los Angeles. L. C Mott left this morning on a business trip to Carrlzozo. Deacon Sanford left this morning for a vacation on the coast. C Carroll, who has been III for the past few days. Is about again. D. W. "Hater left this morning to visit bis family at CJoaderoft. Oliver Carr has been appointed yard master for the & P. & N. B. here. Mrj. Henry Price left this morning to spend the slimmer at Los Angeles. D. D. Williams and bride left this morning for ParraL their future home. Summer travel through EI Paso to Mexican points Is very heavy this year. 1 Dr. J. M. Glass, of Atlanta, who re cently came here to live, has been granted his Texas physician's certifi cate. James Martlneau has returned from a business trip to the Mormon col onies. He reports conditions through out the whole section as being very prosperous. At the city council meeting tonight, the El Paso Terminal association will present a petition for a franchise to lay tracks on Its property between Franklin and Main streets. The pe tition was drawn up by Judge Buckler. The North El Paso Townstte Co. met last night and perfected Its organiza tion. W .W. Turney was elected pres ident and Richard Burges secretary and treasurer. The property Is out side the city limits on the road to Fort Bliss. The contractors and material men of the city have organised a builder's ex change with a membership of S! The organization has taken rooms in tho Masonic building. The officers are: Frank Powers, president. L. w. Hof fecker. secretary; and Henry Ratten bury, treasurer. The heme valleys united can whip the world. Use home vaiey turkeys. I ABE MARTIN I PBop. TKUiT $DAD Mfff BOO Kiixx. vnim CrirT7 f J ! I I I Dinner I I lis-MowJ 1 nil 11 1 mu. f233griSfe Interna tieeal laV has caused quite a enaBit asks tsUrm iztm si at e aiTi aisrvui, wx Ww jit-hub ab9CHi 1 It rains oa 'th farmer an tV unjust. Misrepresentation 1 BOUGHT a poand of yellow cheese, the other day, from Grecer Wheeze. And as he wrapped it up he cried, "In this fine cheese I take much pride. It's made from Jersey cream and milk, and too will find it fine as silk: it's absolutely pnre and clean, contains no dyes or gasolene, it's rich and sweet, with out a taint, doggone my buttons if it ain't. Oh, it will chase away yoor woe, and make yonr hair and whiskers grow." I took it home with eager feet, im patient to sit down and eat, for I am foad of high class cheese, which with my inner works agrees. But that blamed staff was rank and strong, for it had been on earth too long. My wife, a good and patient soul, remarked, "Bring me a 10-foot pole, before yea do yonr other chores, and I will take that cheese oat doers. Before it's fit for human grab well have to stnn it with a dab." What does a sawed-off grocer gain by such a trick, unsafe, insane? And what dees any mer chant make by boosting some atrocious fake? Yet every day we're bnymg jank which proves inferior and punk, although it's praised to beat the band; such things are hard to understand. (Copyright bv George M. Adamay WALT MASON.