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Friday, November Twelfth, 1915.
d.i:cai5 ro :h Go, By All Means Go Property Rights and Beauty Business men and the public generally, failing to lake advantage of the presence here of a group of Y. H. C. A. workers to hear them speak and demon strate their methods and aims, will miss more than can be expressed. The interstate convention of the Y. M. C. A. is in session here for the remainder of the week, with three or more meetings daily. Sunday there will be half a dozen meetings. The program has already been published in The Herald. It is impossible to convey in printed uords a fair idea of the inspiration that is to be had in these meet ings by every lover of boys, by every teacher, and especially by every father and mother. Among the visitors who will be heard are the active trained secre taries of many of the southwestern associations, and many of the mernb-ts themselves, especially among the students in educational institutions. But while these will all have messages to convey, which will be worth while, the greatest opportunity of all is presented in the chance to hear the six or seven men of national and international reputation in his work, who will speak repeatedly during the sessions. The public little knows how thorough is the training of these men, how broad the experience or how strong their devotion to their chosen calling. El Paso is for tunate this week in having together the largest number of international workers of the Y. M. C A. who ever gathered At one time at any interstate convention in the west. It is an opportunity not to be lightly passed over. At the opening banquet last night, 200 men heard very brief remarks by these men: the general comment -was that it was a pity that the audiences might not be numbered by thousands. Men and women busy with their everyday affairs tend to grow a little careless about the real things of life; they sometimes have a tendency to leave questions of morals, ethics, and re ligion to preachers and teachers, and to abdicate their first and truest function in the home that of competent parentage. Every parent of a boy should hear these eminent visitors talk about boys. Even the. most earnest and virtuous parents will gain new inspiration for a life of service. Glimpses will be gained of different phases of the inner life and the possibilities of boyhood. Of the time spent at these Y. M. C. A. Interstate meetings by teachers and parents, not a moment will be wasted. Complaint is made to The Herald from time to time that much of the work of flower lovers and city beauti fiers in El Paso is undone and rendered futile by chil dren and even some elders who enter yards and take or break flowers. Many of the letters reaching The Herald about this evil are devoted largely to wholesale and miscellaneous denunciation of the "Mexicans" who are assumed to do these things. Seldom is any proof volunteered, but it is assumed by some correspondents that nobody bat "Mexicans" could be guilty of such wrongs against property. , The Herald c course consistently declines to pub lish such general attacks upon "Mexicans" as a group, just as it would suppress general attacks on the members of any other racial group, or of any religious or political group where specific instances and proof are withheld. "One cannot indict a whole nation," says the historian, or a whole race, and do justice. Unfortunately the sense of respect for the rights of private property is not instilled to any astonishing degree in the children or youth of our people of any race, color, or language. A recent correspondent told of tie loss of some lovely chrysanthemums by theft in the night. Another has lost roses. Whole bushes and even trees have been uprooted in the parks. The Herald might go on for a column detailing instances of wrongs of this nature. But "Mexicans" are not to be blamed one whit more than English speaking children and their elders. The Herald feels perfectly secure in making this statement. A great many instances have come to our knowledge where children of American families have committed gross outrages of this kind; they do not merely take matured flowers, but they break off buds, blossoms, leaves, branches, and even uproot. They enter yards and snip off the extreme tops of flowering plants and leave the despoiled blossoms on the ground or the pave ment. No doubt there are plenty of "Mexicans" who do likewise. But it is grossly unjust to try to make a division along this line. The Herald knows of at least one household where the experience has been that the "Mexicans" desiring flowers will courteously ask for them, while Americas children slip into the yard and take them or harm them. Probably a majority of "Mexicans" dearly love flowers, and desire them for their own sake. No doubt some of them take flowers from private yards for sale. But The Herald believes that of purely malicious despoliation no more is traceable to "Mexicans" than to those of English speaking ancestry. In some households, especially where the neighbor hood is full of children, of both races, this simple ex pedient has worked finely: Children of the neighbor hood are plainly told that they may have flowers for themselves, their churches, teachers, or families, when ever they ask for them and allow an adult to gather them; but they are given to understand that if they are known to take flowers without permission they shall be deprived of all further joy in the garden. Nearly every garden can spare some posies for the children, or for the poor. Any passer-by expressing a desire for a few flowers might easily be accommo dated. Any child sincerely loving the flowers and de siring a bunch to take away should be favored. Some times it is the gardens that seem to be most jealously guarded that are most often despoiled; maybe the atti tude of the owner has something to do with that possibly a little more freedom with the beauties might sweeten the atmosphere. But after all, it comes down to a matter of education. In all families and schools the notion of respect and regard for the rights of private property ought to be early and persistently instilled in the hearts of the children. They cannot be expected to know. It must be taught them. Respect for the rights of property is one of the moral tests of mankind. Every child should be made personally responsible in this regard. o What if Gen. Obregon d!d say that Carothers was a Villa partisan? Who said he wasn't? Decorate For Liberty Bell Short Snatches From Everywhere Only three more days remain before the arrival of the Liberty Bill. El Paso ought to be decorated for teach patriotism to the children of the city. The coming of the Liberty Bell affords an opportunity to teach the patriotism to the children of the city, lhe grownups should assist in every way to help carry the lesson home. The more decorations we put up, the more of a celebration we shall have; the more it will impress the boys and girls. The military officials of the city are doing their part; they will have all the troops and bands out for the big parade that is to be a part of the celebration. The city is doing its share through the mayor and city officials. Now let the individuals do their part. Let every business house prepare to pat up decorations prior to next Tuesday so that the big celebration will be marked by a proper recognition of patriotism. Nothing could be more appropriate or prettier than the red, white and blue of our national colors. The simple expedient of flaunting in the breeze hundreds of American flags would produce an effect alike pa triotic and beautiful. El Paso should take advantage of every opportunity to make of the day one of cele bration and patriotism. This cannot be done better than by putting out the flags of the country. The city will likely be full of visitors on that day and EI Paso should do everything it can to impress them with the significance of the visit of this revered symbol of liberty and patriotism. Don't forget the decorations. Mexican commanders announce their plans of battle and then do something else or nothing. Mostly nothing. o There's no use in being so used to having these mountains around the city that one cannot appreciate them. Mountain peak and mesa line, distant blue horizon, sunrise and sunset splendor, the smoky city caught in the hollow the picture is one of the most infinitely varied in the world. Nothing is done by halves in El Paso. Even the weather shows energy and speed. It changes from sum mer to winter in the chattering of a tooth. Italy needs 16,000,000 woolen socks for her soldiers in the high Alpine passes, patroling, road building, and battling for more room for Italy. A soldier's feet are almost as important as his stomach and his spirits. Bitter cold can pinch the work and spirit right out of a man. So Italy needs wool to keep her patriots warm. Better than any gymnasium is an hour in your own back yard garden, supplemented by 15 minutes earnest conference with an ax and a woodpile. o El Paso provides more news for the United States than any other city except New York and Washington. There's a reason. News develops where things happen. o I On the national defence question, Mr. Taft says he stands between Mr. Bryan and CoL Roosevelt. That's a dangerous place to stand, considering what the colonel and Mr. Bryan think of each other. ' A mean old am refers to them as tbe toughraget Atehiion (Kas.) Globe. Shame to rub It in bat Suff. Suffer. Suffrage seems the grammar of it. Wall Street Journal. The man who can lose all his money and still re tain his friends ia a wonder. Chicago News. It isn't the dyestttffs scarcity that keeps the Red. "White, and Bine ott the Pacific Boston Journal. Andorra, in its letter to president Wilson; voices the sentiment that we republics should stand together. Indianapolis Star. The bottom dropped out of Broadway and we hav a suspicion that it will be Wall street's turn next. Boston Transcript. There is some suspicion also that the Germans have "an abundance of food" all the time except meal time. Dallas News. In the battle of life tbe ability to throw taffy will often accomplish more than a strong personality. New York American. Never mind how the term "horse sense" came into use. Just practice it and jou will need no other kind. Shelbyville (Tenn.) Times. One of the interesting rumors from the front Is that Villa wfll take a month's rest. Maybe the country can also. Knoxville (Tenn.) Sentinel. Argentina is building a JS6.000 statue of, Domingo Faustino Sarmlento in Boston, What baseball team did be play with? Lob Angeles Times. Now that Carranza has decided to substitute base ball for the bullfight, as a. national sport, what will the United States substitute for football? Albu querque Journal Russia has put in an order for 1A.M9 Pullman cars. At least we may feel reasonably certain that the grand dukes are going to the front, or somewhere. Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press. At a Kansas City dinner the other night a. toast to president Wilson was drunk in Missouri river water. This seems to be a new version of the conventional mud-slinging. Boston Transcript. Villa's power, and the plunder that he has for dis tribution must be failing fast, else there would be no reports of any of his forces revolting and Joining their fortunes with Carranza Topeka. (Kas.) Journal. Ifs the men's hats that make them bald, they say; and it mast have been the haloes that did the same for the hallowed patriarchs of old. They wore naught else on their heads. St, Louis Globe-Democrat-German science is not all given up to forwarding of the war. A discovery of the kind which wins the gratitude of the whole.world is reported in the simple disclosures that animal charcoal absorbs tactena and so was an antidote for cholera, typhus and other viru lent disease. TulBa. (Ok la.) Democrat. Fire Department Autos Have RigLt Of Way Indians Make Excellent Y. M. C. A. Workers "p1 Ei iPLE should have some regard for the lives of the firemen. even if they have none for their m n," declared John Wray, chief of the fire department. "When we are re sponding to a. fire we have the right of way under the traffic ordinance, and other vehicles are required to drive close to the curbing and to slow down. W e are going at a high rate of Speed in an effort to save property and perhaps lHes, and we cannot look out for vehi cle s and pedestrians. We eound a warning that can be heard for a con siderable distance away, and that warn In. should be enough. People are very Cireless also in the matter of running oer hose while we are fighting a fire. During Thursday morning's fire on cast San Antonio street three different rren drove oer our line of hose. To effectuallv keep down property loss here fires break out. it is necessary to at promptly, and any delay is liable t be costly." "New Mexico appears to be in Tery g iod shape," said J. J. Mahan. "During' m recent trip to Albuquerque and otner points, I had occasion to talk with a number of men and all spoke of the good business conditions. I fojnd Albuquerque a beautiful and pro gressive city. J was struck with the wealth of shade trees and with the ex cellent street lighting system." "The Indian was the original club man," said W. H. Day. interstate T. M. C A. secretary "And that is whv he makes such a good worker in the Y. M. C A. -work They have always been great people for leaving the women do the work in the past. But I don't think that is so of them today at alL The Irtmct for men to gather to gether and have a pleasant time is deeply rooted within them, and when xhe toil and work to erect their log cabins for Y. M. C. A-'s it is because Xhev have moved up a good many notches from the camp fire to the log fire and a Christian environment." EI Paso possesses great possibili ties for T M C A. work, with the big Mexican population she has," said in-te-national secretary Charles R. Tow son, of the industrial department of that institution. "One of our roost im portant branches of work is done among the immigrant classes which pr ur into the United States from for eign countries. In the east we have to deal with hordes of peoples from every nook and corner of continental Europe. H re, along the international line, we h-e -not got in our hand for compre- 14 YEARS Ago Today From Tbe Herald ot This hensive effort yet, but the field for the teaching of English, better moral stand ards, sanitation and citizenship is a vast one, requiring attention." 'There is no determined demand in El Paso for a railroad Y. M. a A," said A. G. Knebel. "Some JW6 railroad men make the Pass City their terminus, but as yet thev have not called for co operation in getting a clubhouse of the Y. M. O. A. type for here. It is a sig nificant fact, however, that there are 256 railroad Y. M. C A-'s on 80 percent of the railroad mileage in the United States. Thev help draw the men from the saloons, gambling and the vices of the small towns and cities which con stitute their terminus bases, and offer him a home among his fellows." "When the 'Mexican trouble is settled you won't be able to see Texas for dust,' said G. F. Dennis, who has just returned from Denver. "Business all through Texas is healthy in spite of Mexican troubles and the whole south west is more alive than any other part of the country." "The high school wished to discredit the group of boys who are soliciting money from people tinder the pretext of working their way through high school, for the boys who are doing this are not students of the htgh school and are not connected with the school in any way." said principal A. H. Hughey. "We have a number of boys who are working their way. or at least helping their parents put them through school by working after school hours, but all of these boys have jobs and are not resorting to soliciting the public for funds." The Daily Novelette THE II VMvY. fcwT" APHAEL." she murmured, to ke night Is the night of our wed ding and you must swear to me not to forget It. I know how ab sent? minded you are, but that would be the unforgivable sin. I pardon your forgetting where I live the other day. and I forgive your forgetting your collar and tie when you came to see I me yesterday, but if you forget our weooing tomgni. an win b over Be tween us." "I'll tie a knot in ray handkerchief." he cried cleverly. And he did, right then, so as not to forget it. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon he pulled out his handkerchief and saw the knot. "Sure enough!" he reflected. "We're to be married tonight." And he. put on his dress suit and stuck a white oatmeaUa in his button hole and for safety's sake put the knotted handkerchief in his overcoat pocket. A pickpocket fallowed him as he left his house and deftly removed the eon tents of his overcoat pocket. Something told Raphael that his nose needed blowing. He reached in his overcoat pocket, but his handkerchief was not there. He unbuttoned his overcoat and discovered that he was all dressed up. "My goodness." he murmured. "I must be on my way to the opera." He enjoyed Immensely a perform ance of "Tristan and Isolde." Tne Street Car Is Liumamty s Mixing Xrougl It Is An Automatic Ed forcer Of Democracy Innocuous. I like Mr. Bryan: His talk is so warm. And if nobody pays any attention to him and nobody ever does He'll do 'em no harm. By GEORGE FITCH. TUB street car is the mixing trough of humanity. It is an automatic enforcer of democracy, and is our greatest proof that all men are equal. The street car takes the mil lionaire, the society leader, the min ister, the gambler, the poor Immigrant and the plain drunk who meet no where else and it mixes them so thor oughly that at the end of five minutes the millionaire is holding the plain drunk on his lap, the gambler Is lean ing on the minister's bosom and the society lady's hat pin is in the poor immigrant's eye. The street car is another reason why they have had to put adding machines in the recording angel's office. The reason why more men do not go in sane trying to drive automobiles is be cause they have previously ridden on street cars. Tbe street car is a short narrow box stall on wheels. It has two rows of seats, which are only visible after business hours, and a set of brakes powerful enough to throw a 10 pound man 3 feet when the car stops. Some motormen get so expert that they can throw a large man from IN REEL LIFE IN REAL LIFE The whole of El Paso Is watching the committee In charge of the floral pai ade to be held at the winter car nival, for today this body makes its xooirentous decision on how the car xmal queen is to be selected. Also in this connection the young bloods of the city are showing as much interest as the maidens fair, for a contest is being considered to locate the most popular xnan for the same event. Mrs Mary Hale went to Demtag this morning Maury Kemp came home this morn ing from Maria. Philip Dieter and family are expected to return to El Paso this week. Miss Louise Willis arrived today from California and will spend a few davs with Miss Grace May Allen. The women of the First Baptist church had a most enjoyable social tost right at the home of Mrs. Seamonds on Ochoa street. , Solomon Schutz is at home here from Parral. Mexico, to meet his son. Alfred. who is expected here from Jobnnes lurir South Africa, and his danehter. Adelia. who is coming on a, visit from fit-rmam Mn Z T White gave a delightful party this afternoon, including as her Euests Mesdames Carpenter. Eddy. Miles. Berrien, McKinnelL Russell. Bo-xe. Koake, Solomon, Kaplan. Cal iper. Hadley. Hunter. MacPhetridge. W aters Da is, Williams. Cooley. Coles. Beach. Neff, Burgee, Woods, Buckler. W ilcox. Tanner, Kline. Stewart. Lack land.. Roberts. Sutherland, Chilberg, Hiramett, Schuster. BlumenstilL Hixon. Ffiaman, Falvey, Stanton, Aiken. Ed ward"! Dunn, Heil, Comfort. Fox, Mc Loughlin, Watts and Seamon. Amons those present at the Social clubs dance in the Sheldon last eve ninp were Mesdames Eddy. Dunn. B-own. Williams Tlhbetts. Cotes, Pavne, Russ. Stanton Dtlsar. Fox, Ward Misses Trumbull Xeff. Sexton. Wilcox. Shelton, Edwards. Martin Al len. Payne, Willis 'Whittinfrton, Greg ory Cloman. Da'rtmple. Cloud. Davis, Walker. .Rhodes. Fale. and Messrs. "Williams, Dunn. Ed'li Coles, Tibbetta, Pavne, Russ, Delsar. Ward. Krakauer, Pels, Maple Anderson. Keetch, Carpen ter. Wadsworth, Bell. Page Gravson, Dunne M-irr, Bassett. MeClure. Kirk. Ken it Keple, Imis Wilson, Kehoe Flore.. ilartiD, GodcluirKs. V I 1 .-- - & yJlv - SAUCER VMWW TTOMK- P r'(f '$$') CH- Js hurry op with IVhfii Ynn r htne- it- it na a I crossing at a apeed of lOO miles an hour. the rear door at a small man against the front door, and make a bull's eye every time. The street car, as its name implies, infests our streets. It can be found either a block ahead of where you are or waiting behind six coal wagons two miles to the rear. It averages six miles an hour when you are aboard and try ing to catch a train, but when you are chasing it, it frequently passes a cros sing at a speed of 1M miles an hour. Sometimes a motorman has to run by so many people on the corners that he has to lege Ms trolley to avoid getting in on tlnrs. There are two kinds of street cars bad and worse. In the bad kind you have to pay your money before you get -in. In the other kind the company takes its chance. In the latter kind the conductor climbs over the passen gers to get bis fares. In the former the passenger climbs over him. Con ductors assure us that the "pay as yoa enter" cars are an otter failure, an 1 that the price of living is getung stead ily higher. The street car refutes the old super stition that you can't put two things in the same place at the same time Long after a street car is entirely full. people keep getting into it We are told by scientists that a street car dd'S not become profitable unless it has a fringe of passengers hanging from the straps. It is much more comfortable. therefore, to contribute to the expenses of a company than it is to swell its profits. In England they use cars with roof gardens, which enables them to carry two layers of passengers at a, time. In this country however, w- are more scientific We carry three layers in one-story cars. Owing 'o the exertion of arranging the passen gers, our street car conductors break down at an early age and become sar dine packers and cotton balers. Because of the vast number of street cars in America and the waning popu larity of walking as an exercise the feet of. this nation will soon be cal loused on the upper side only. Pro tected by the Adams Newspaper service. M ORETrutL Toan Poetry Why Should HeT Mr Bryan says now that he will not go to Europe. He must have had time between speeches to discover that that half-billion-dollar loan is to remain in this country. Right. Tbe Cleveland Plaindealer remarks that it will coat ni4.M0.Me to run New York City next year, and that it will probably be worth it. It will to the contractors. Invincible. The Chinese president has thirty-one children. A man who can go to the polls with a following like that will be pretty sure to carry the next convention. Too Bad He's Dead. A letter of 4 word?, written by Oliver Goldsmith, brought J405 at a sale. At that rate "The Deserted Village- and 'be Traveller" would bring enough to pay Great Britain's war ex penses for a year. Your Choice. Suffrage by Par Tour renny. Take Pennsylvania Defeats T.M. World- Suffrage in Pennsylvania Only S5.M Behind. Sun. Only JLOOe Votes Defeat Women in Pennsylvania. Tribune. ABE MARTIN zm& V""1 If th women's dobs want t reform this country they might begin on theil own clothes. Pinky Kerr is not doin anything now as he has an assistant. (Protected by the Adams Newspaper Service) Worrying DISASTERS never leave ns, there's always something grievous that we can wory o'er; there's something going balky, there's always something rocky, to justify a roar. The parlor door is squeaking, the kitchen roof is leaking, there's trouble with the range; the cow is somewhere straying, the hen has ceased her laying,, the dog has got the mange. There's always something trying, there's cause for tears and sighing, if you're that way inclined, if you are fond of weeping, if yoa are ever keeping a sore spot on your raiad. If you are always searching for Worry, where she's perching, you'll find her, every trip; she will not try to lose yoa, shell badger and abase you until yoa lose yonr grip. But if yoa have decided that grief should be derided and chivied from your door, thj little daily troubles will seem as thin as bubbtes--too small to make you sore. When there's an all-wool sorrow, small comfort can we borrow from optimistic sharps, who say that woes don't matter, and bore ns with their chatter, and twang their sunshine harps. But we can learn to laugh at the little griefs and chaff at th'e trifling sores and smarts; our faith on goodness pinning, let's facs the old world grinning, and carry cheerful hearts. (Protected by the Adams rowspater Service.) WALT MASON. eiTpaso herald II. D. 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