Thursday, Nov. 25, 1913
EL PASO HERALD EDITORIAL and MAGAZINE PAGE
Real Dramatic Treat
Let's Have the Christmas Tree
Christmas Books With a Purpose
Getting Business Men Together
Short Snatches From Everywhere
El Paseans have a treat in store for them next
Monday and Tuesday in the visit here of Sir Johnston
Forbes-Robertson, the eminent English actor and scholar.
This is the farewell tonr of the noted Englishman
and, if his managers are to be believed, it is a real
farewell. He made a farewell tonr of part of America
a few years ago and his managers cite the fact that
he is net playing this year in any of the cities where
he appeared then, New York included, notwithstanding
most flattering offers from the metropolis. It is a
genuine farewell of Forbes-Robertson, they announce,
and no inducements will get him to play this year where
he has appeared before on a "farewell tour." He has
already made his farewell in England and asserts that
he is to retire unless he decides later to tour Australia.
The retirement of such a finished actor and scholar
yet apparently in the prime of life, is to be regreted,
for Forbes-Robertson has done much for the stage during
his career. He has not played for popular public ap
proval and money so much as to develop the artistic
side of the stage and it is only in recent years that
he has laid aside sufficient money to enable him to
retire independently. Strangely as it may seem, this
Shaksperean scholar's fortune has been made from a
modern play, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back."
However, Sir Johnston will be remembered mostly for
his masterly interpretations of Shakspere, and those
who have seen him in his "Hamlet" Bernard Shaw is
one of these assert that he is the greatest of his time.
Mr. Shaw says he makes of his Hamlet a real human,
a man whom his audience can understand.
Sir Johnston ?ives his own version of the play, which
is said to be different from that of most other Shak
sperean scholars. He is one of these actors, who, while
believing that the setting should be appropriate and
correct, should not be such as to detract from the play
itself that the play should come first; other things
should be subordinated.
El Paso is fortunate in being included on the fare
well tour of the eminent actor. A treat is in store Mon
day night when he will play "Hamlet" and Tuesday
night and matinee when "The Passing of the Third Floor
Back" will be the offering.
One difference between the American soldier and
the Mexican is, the former is honored by a firing squad
after his death, the latter immediately before.
That big Christmas tree idea advanced by Geo. H.
Clements, publicity commissioner of the chamber of
commerce, is a good one and should be carried out.
The erection of a mammoth green pine tree in some
open space, ablaze with electric lights, during the
Christmas holidays, would prove a unique feature and
would be novel and interesting. The singing of Christ
mas carols under its spreading boughs would heighten
the attractiveness of the feature on Christmas eve.
Such a tree would stimulate interest in Christmas
in old and young; it would cause comment from visitors
and it would show that in the midst of the material
things of life during the busy holiday business we
have time for the sentimental things.
It is a good suggestion and one that should -not be
permitted to go without being put into execution.
If Pioneer plaza is not suited to the location, then
Cleveland square would do, although not so centrally
located as the plaza.
An army officer of wide experience with the Phil
ippine constabulary says that in the event of war, the
United States can count upon the aid of 50,000 Filipinos,
American army trained. He adds that they are the
best soldiers in the world, so far as sheer bravery goes.
Fatalists all, they do not fear death in any form, and
they are so loyal and so amenable to discipline that
they will attack even their own people at the word of
All aboard for the Panama-Pacific exposition. Last
call. The big show closes December 4. There will prob
ably not be another Panama-Pacific exposition for a
great many years. Those who miss this one will have
to wait a long time.
If the Paris dressmakers quarrel with a GermaH
agent prevents Mrs. Gait from receiving her wedding
clothes in time for the ceremony, the entente cordials
will be fractured in several places. In the white house,
"Admiral Sir John Fisher is my alibi," says Winston
Spencer Churchill, replying to his critics. The quotation
is not exact but it conveys the meaning.
Are you properly thankful? In every life there is
something to be thankful for today.
Attention of The Herald has been called to the work
Miss Elizabeth Banks is doing to raise a fund for the
wounded in the allied armies on the fighting line in
Europe. Miss Banks is now in New York, where she
has come to arrange for the placing of her books and
postcards for the Christmas holidays. "Dik, a Dog of
Belgium," "Sergeant Major" and "Captain Jinks" are
her three stories. They are all about the animals in the
Captain Jinks's portrait, dancing on his hind legs,
has been drawn by the noted dog and cat artist, Louis
Wain, while the portrait of Dik showing his red cross
is the work of Herbert Dicksee, whose animal etchings
are known all over the world. It being necessary that
the British bulldog should not be left out of the
series, "Sergeant Major of Canada," a bulldog who, the
story says, was born with four stripes round his fore
paw, is sold to help the British soldiers and sailors who
are wounded or are prisoners of war.
The bishops and other clergy of England have taken
a particular interest in the story of "Dik" on account
of the Russian prayer for animals on the battlefield
with which the story ends. In many churches through
out Great Britain this prayer for animals on the battle
field is now said every Sunday. The story is also read
aloud by Sunday and dav school teachers to their little
pupils and hundreds of British children write composi
tions about "Dik, a Dog of Belgium," and his Red Cross
work in caring for the wounded.
One of the objects of Miss Banks's visit to New
York has been accomplished in finding American head
quarters for the sale of her stories. The officers of
the Special ReHef society, at 597 Fifth avenue, will
exhibit and sell there the various goods connected with
"Dik's Fund for the Allies.'V The stories, stamps, and
postcards are expected to be ready about December, and
it is being urged that Americans make use of them as
inexpensive Christmas greetings and jdfts. Stamps and
postcards will be 10 cents a dozen; "Dik" and Sergeant
Major" will cost 5 cents a copy, while "Captain Jinks,"
a longer story and with portrait speenlly decorated in
red to attract the children, will cost 10 cents. A part
of the proceeds will be given to help the work of the
Special Relief society as well as that of "Dik's Fund for
A movement is under way in El Paso to have parents
and others distribute these animal books and pictures
among the children for Christmas.
The Herald is pleased to note the number of busi
ness men's meetings that are being held of late around
the banquet board.
Men in their offices and stores are generally too
busy to become personally acquainted with each other as
they wish and should. The dinner or luncheon table
affords them a chance to meet when they have tem
porarily laid aside the cares of business and it is good
in many ways. Each person benefits mentally by the
temporary rest from business cares and there is a further
and greater benefit from the social contact with other
business men. Ideas are exchanged, personal contact is
formed and acquaintances that often last a life time are
thus made, when the men would in the ordinary course
of events hardly come to know each other.
The Rotary club, the Lions, the Addub, the architects,
the real estate men and recently the automobile men
arranging for the coming auto show, have set an ex
ample that might be extended in El Paso.
A "blowout" every once in awhile, such as the Rotary
club had Tuesday night in the valley; a banquet such
as the Shriners recently, had, a social session such as
the Elks held not long ago, are all good for those par
ticipating. The Herald likes to see the men of El Paso
get together in these social meetings and it believes they
should be encouraged and extended.
They used to poke lots of fun at Alfonso, of Spain,
but he's a pretty bright lad. Every time the entente
powers press him to enter the war, he says: "Oh, we're
awfully sorry. We realize our treaty obligations and all
that, but we have a most ominous revolution in the
province of Razoo, and we can't possibly spare our army
for foreign service." And then, for a day, news dis
patches tell of a little squabble in the province of Razoo.
Los Angeles Herald asks whether it will be against
the law for an Arizona housewife to put brandy in the
holiday mince pie The question is purely academic It
is mere theorizing. The violation of law does not con
sist in putting the brandy into the mince pie, but in
putting the brandy into Arizona.
The house of lords has just witnessed a scene which
200 years ago would have caused a flashing of rapiers
and a spilling of blood. One peer has called two others
traitors and he made it stick.
A Texas Democrat Is one who prefers pie to
proverbs. Waco Times-Herald.
Instead of a big stick president Wilson recommends
a magaaine rifle. Chicago News.
Villa seems to have postponed his plan to lick the
United Stales. Pittsburg Herald.
A pessimist is a person who would look for splinters
in a dob sandwich. New York Times.
Some women entertain their friends while others
entertain mostly suspicions. Macon (Ga.) Mews.
Borah urges us to prepare for peace when we
aren't prepared for anything else. New York Ameri
can. Reports that the price of automotiles ill be higher
next year seem reasonable. Gasoline is lonesome up
there. Galveston News.
A dosen rifles have been disco-ered near Browns
ville, hidden in a grave. Merely an illustration of
cause and effect Corpus Christ! (Texas) Caller.
.Carl von Wiegand, most prolific of Berlin corre
spondents, says that the aliens are llcke' The only
trouble is the allies don't appear to know it. Bisbee
. farmers have discovered that a silo, under certain
conditions, will distill whisky. This in dry states
4 may rock prohibition to its foundations. St. Louis
The learning to do things thoroughly Is the secret -of
real education. The training of one's self to do
well whatever is to be done is the first half of high
achievement. Tombstone (Ariz:) Prospector.
According to one military authority, six babies are
born in Germany to every soldier killed in war. And
you have to admit it is pretty hard to beat a "system"
of that kind. Oshkosh (Wis.) Northwestern.
German soldiers may have ceased reading books
about the war because they are "surfeited." but it is
possible that they have decided that they know more
about the war than the authors. St. Louis Globe
Democrat. Emotionalists claim to have discovered that the fly
has a soul, and In consequence have started a move
ment to prevent the killing of that pest. Just about
where this mollyeeddelisra is likelv to find Its limit
is a matter of conjecture. Austin American.
True to his paradoxical instincts. Bernard Shaw
has lust subscribed $lM,aea to a British war loan. As
lady Gregory remarks. The English people have for
given him now." There is a lot of forgiveness to be
had for $1M.9M. San Francisco Chronicle.
The statement was made at the recent convention
of the American Poultry association that the value of
poultry Interests in the United States now totals -i
billion dollars. This does not include, we understand,
the musical comedy choruses. Tucson (Ariz.) Star.
SoutirvVest Copper Mines Surprise Japanese
Schools Will Need $40,000 For Next' Year
bbf iHE. copper operations in this
country, and especially wbat
I have seen in the southwest.
are of proportions far beyond the im
mediate reach of eopper companies in
Japan," said H. Nakamura. of the
Asliio copper mines, with headquar
ters in Tokio.
"Our mines are about 100 miles from
Tokio. and are considered among the
largest in the Island nation. But we
cannot begin to operate on such a
vast scale as you do here in America.
TVe do not have the capital invested
for such gigantic operations, in the
rirst place, ana we wui nave to get
used to handling things on the great ,
multiple basis you Americans do. 1 ,
gtt back to San Francisco in the mid-
die of next month, to sail again for j
my home across the Pacific, and I
srall take my ideas with me. which
mv concern will be able to imitate to i
good advantage. I have learned much J
in Garfield. Anaconda, Butte. MichI- j
gan. Ohio. New York, and will pick !
uo much in the strike seetion of Cllf- j
ton-Morenci-Metealf. Arizona, before I
reach the coast." !
"When the chamber of commerce
gets its budget fund advertising be- '
fore the audiences in the movies" .
ti"ere ought to be something doing," 1
s'id Henry S. Beach, director and
chairman of the publicity committee
of the chamber. "If the good work Is
kept up for the right length of time,
there will not be a business man in
the entire city who can claim honestly
that his wife, or sister or children nas
not touched him up on his generous
subscription to the fund, which is to
put El Paso on the map all over the I
country next year." j
"New Mexico is one of the most ,
prosperous of the western states at :
the present time." said Volney B. 1
Leonard. "On my recent trip I found
business booming. Cattlemen have
roonev and are stocking their ranges
in anticipation of a continuance of the
irood demand and consequent high
prices. The prosperity of the cattle- j
U1E1I UiXa UCC'I VUlUIUUlVaiGU IV UU1GI
Interests In the state, and as a result
no complaint is to be heard of hard
times in the "Sunshine State'."
"The school board has gone to the
city council asking for an increase of
about J 1 0.000 over what was spent last
year for the operation of the schools
during the present year," said E. M.
Whitaker. president of the school
board. "Part of this increase is for
equipping the new high school and
the Alta Vista school. In addition to
this we have, since the new school year
began, built new buildings in tne
southern part of the city which we
have had to equip out of the general
fund. Further, we have had to take
into consideration the fact that the
compulsory education law will be in
effect after September 1 of next year
and preparations must be made to
take care of the great increase in at
tendance that will result. The in
crease in the amount of money neces
sary to carry on the work of the pres
ent year and provide for next year will
probably make the city's , tax rate
higher than the city council desires,
but the school board is willing to
shoulder the responsibility for its part
in the increase."
"Every housewife should accompany
Mrs. Elizabeth Darwin on her inspec
tion tour through the markets and
bakeries of this city Friday and Sat
urday morning." said Mrs. A. W. Fos
ter. The visits of inspection are edu
cational. The spirit in wh'ch the
dealers have met Mrs. Darwin as a
state inspector have been most pleas
ant and we are sure that her visit will
bring about a great amount of good
by an increased knowledge and a
quickened knowledge of what is un
sanitary and what is not among both
dealers and patrons."
The response of the children in
their charity contributions for the
noor have been most generous.' said
Mrs. C E. Bryan. "The char.ty house
. now resembles a small storehouse of
good warm clothing and groceries and
i supplies. If the children who gave
j these coudd only know of the grati
I tude and relief that their gifts will
j bring to the poor and unfortunate of
. the city!"
"Science has discarded a great many
of its dogmas and today the philosophic
literature of the world is stamped with
the mystic" said Martin Zielonka. "In
Europe, with the conclusion of the war
some new humanist will come forward
to lighten the hearts of men."
THE sun of peace serenely shines upon our figtrees and our vines, the justly
famous dove, that blood-tired climes are sighing for, its pinions all un
stained by war, is fluttering above. Your home, perhaps, is plain and
poor, but in it you may dwell secure, and rest when evening comes; no howHr(
fees appproach your door, insisting en three quarts of gore, and death to sour (
ot drums. You milk the cow and gather eggs, and no one shoots you in tha
legs, or prods you with a spear; war racks old Europe's weary strand, war stalks
in almost every land, but Peace abidsth here. All other benisons and boonJ
seem cheaper th2n a dih of prunes, besides this mighty fact, that we have peaae
while others slay, and find upon our right of way no grisly dead men stacked.
The groaning barns, and bursting mows, abundant crops and fertile cows, fof
which we render thanks, the rolls of butter we have churned, the mortgage thai
we lately burned, the money in the banks all these are sordid things for whiefcj
to send up anthems grand and rich, in ectasy of praise; the dove of peace, the
milk-white dove, that flutters this fair land above, 'tis that enchants our days.
(Protected by the Adams aowapairer Service.) WALT MASON.
National Bird of Thankfulness fl
Reigns Upon Bills of Fares ana In Dreams
f i JE turkey is the national bird ot
I thankfulness. He reigns not upon
our coins or in our poetry, but
upon our bills of fares and in our
The turkey is a large bird with pom
pous wajs like a new-laid millionaire.
He does not fly. he struts about the
chicken yard and converses in a loud
hobble-gobble when might easily be
mistaken for a political speech by a
contended conservative candidate. The
turkey is hatched in the spring and ar
rives at his juiciest perfection about
the middle of November, about which
time he becomes almost entirely ex
tinct each ear. He is made valuable
and useful by the simple process of lay
ing him on a log and remoi ing his
gobble with an axe. Wh this method
By GEORGE FITCH.
has never been tried on aldermen and
ward politicians is an exasperating
mystery. We are indeed a cereless na
tion. The turkey originally inhabited
America in a wild state and was dis
covered bv the Pilgrim fathers in the
fall of 1830. The Pilgrim fathers al
ready knew how to make mashed pota-
: toes ana pumpkin pies ana wnen tney
! discovered the turkey, they knew that
' the time was now ripe for a Thanksglv-
ing celebration The turkey has been I
! th rMttral ffaror ftf ThanKHfirivlnp ever
since. Thanksgivings vary in fervency
and good cheer with the varying price
of turkey and its continual ascent dur
ing the nast few years has seat a wave
of pessimism over the land. Of late
it has almost seemed as if no one but
millionaires and inmates of prisons
could afford to be truly thankful with
oyster dressing on Thanksgiving day.
The turkey himself is partly to blame
Cheer up! Ther hain't nobuddy ever- j
baddy likes. Same fellers say catkin',
but draw th' line on sawin' wood.
(Protected by the Adams Xewspaper Service)
ENTKRTAIVMBNT TO UK GIVEN
BV TROOPERS AT POUT III.ISS
An entertainment by the soldiers at
Fort Bliss will toe given this evening at
the post gymnasium at 7 oclock. The
Fort Bliss Mandolin club will make its
first appearance and there will be a
comedy sketch by Messrs. Allen,
Hoover, Robinson and Dailey: a trapese
and ring act by Wilson. The Great
Clown;" a buck and wing dance by
trooper Oser and a specialty by Prof-Hudson.
-s 11 k J
for this. He is a most capriciously un
healthy bird. Knowing that the appe
tite of the nation will be whetted for
him In November, he takes a positive
pleasure In dying in June. A young
turkey is the most versatile and expert
dyer on record. He will die of heat.
chill, thirst, damp feet, thunder, dust
and indigestion, and will sometimes die
of all of them at once. Ten young tur
keys can drown under a burdock leaf
in a heavy dew and the man who
counts bis turkeys before he has un
gobbled them is indeed foolish.
The patriotic turkey dies for his
countrv on Thanksgiving day, but un
like other patriots he comes hack and
insists on repeating the performance.
There might properly be two Thanks
giving days the one on which the tur
key first appears and the one on 'which
he finally disappears from the bill of
fare. Protected by the Adams News
Thr Tatrlotlc Tnrkey pies for Ills
Country on Thankaglvlnc Day. '
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YEARS Ago Today
From The Herald of This
F. L French with CoL E. K. Smoot,
the Texas river and harbor contractor,
has astonished this city by announcing
that he is to open an office here for
the company which is building a har
bor for the Mexican government at
S. T. Phillips left tonight for Guay
mas. Mrs. G. T. Newman has changed her
residence to 311 North El Paso street.
T. H. Todd went to Chihuahua today,
where he will examine some mining
The theater company which is trying
to play "Ten Nights in a Barroom,"
left this morning for Alaraogordo.
Alderman O. H. Baura has returned
from the east, declaring that he has
n"t been gunning for the customs coi
lertorship. Mrs. A. M. Castener has Just re
turned from California and opened
fashionable dressmaking parlors In the
"W. S Baker, the southwestern rep
resentative of the General Concen
trates company, has returned from an
extended trip into Mexico.
Mrs. G. E. Bovee arrived home this
morning from Hutto, Williamson coun
ty, Texas, where she has been visiting
htr son George. She also visited in
Austin a day or two before getting
Mrs. T. A. HarreU. corner of Fourth
nd Hill streets, has lost a pair of
gold rimmed spectacles, and Is offer
ing a reward to the finder who re
turns them to her. She dropped them,
she says, between Fassett & Kelly's
store and the Mesa garden.
TAFT WOULD CONVERT BUREAU
OF EDUCATION TO UNIVERSITY
Rochester, N. Y.. Nov. 26. The con
version of the United States bureau of
education into a national university
for school teachers was advocated here
today for former president W. H. Taft.
Mr Taft criticised the present sys
tem of education in the United States
c-s being in many instances inefficient
and superficial, and suggested that the
federal government might, through a
s stem of inspection and criticism,
a'd" the states in bnngout about a
higher standard, both in respect to
teat-bes and methods.
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