El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 33RD YEAR, Ed. 1, Monday, August 18, 1913 Page: 6 of 10
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EL PASO MORNING TIMES. MONDAY. AUGUST 18 1013.
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EL PABO. TEXAS MONDAY. AUOUST II. 1111.
The Gentleman From Illinois.
Statcsmanahlp In llllnola la of that claa thkt
aeema to largely find lta official emolumanta In the
pi act Ice of grafting It ha not bea lone alnce
William Lorlmer the blonda senator from llllnola.
waa lr tha national limelight through the invest. -gatlona
which finally culminated In hla being bounc-
1 from the annate. Lorlmer waa a man who
grafted hla way up all along the line from atreet
car conductor to United States aenator and he had
hold on the United States senate that waa remark-
able ao remarkmble. In fact that hla expulsion waa
a matter of extreme difficulty.
Juat when the decent elements of Illinois cltl-
senshlp waa congratulating themselves on tha close
of the Lorlmer Incident another gentleman from
llllnola. in the peraon of Congressman John T. Mc-
Dermott. takes his position under the glare of the
limelight In the guise of one of the most persistent
and accompllahed graftars who has yet appeared
In tha noble galaxy operating at tha national capi-
tal. McDermotfs grafting propensities were first
touched upon In the lobby story told by Martin Mul-
hall. In the Mulhall dlcclosures there waa a lead
developed which haa been followed In the houae In-
vestigation and which haa been aufflclent to bring
out the facta In the situation with a clarity that
proclaims Representative McDermott one of tho
most persistent and accompllahed grafters ever hon-
ored with a seat In the United States congress.
According to the story told by the discharged
chief page of tha houae. McMlchaela Martin Mul-
hall McDermott and himself constituted a combi-
nation that appears to have exlated purely for
grafting purposes. McMlchaela waa paid the munifi-
cent aum of ISO per month by Mulhall to ksep him
posted aa a congressional spy and do auch other
dirty work around the capital aa he required and
this stipend earned by the treacheroua chief pane
of the house waa always spilt with ths Illinois
congressman. Other sums paid by Mulhall from
time to time were divided with the thrifty Illinois
national lawmaker a room In the capital building
waa secured for their use where they carried on
their plotting drank their choice liquors and usually
slept off their drunks.
When the disclosures of Mulhall began to polut
In the direction of McDermott he became greatly
alarmed and sought McMlchaela begging htm to
protect him when called upon the aland and pointing
out how ha would be ruined In tha event that Mc-
Mlchaela told the truth to the Investigating commi-
tee. The prospective lobby witness told ths Illlno's
congressman that he waa going to ten the whole
truth when he went upon the stand and waa Inform-
ed that It would ruin McDermott who held up the
fact that hs was a congressman that ha had a
family and that he could not afford to be dlahonored
In auch a manner. He tempted the boy with the
suggestion thst hs should aaaums the guilt acce;t
about two yearn In the penitentiary as hla punish-
ment and be McDermott would pay him 1110 par
month during the two years he was In prison. Ail
this ths boy rsjsrtsd and according to his promise
told the compiets story whsn placed upon tha wit-
Ths result of these disclosures will be that thero
Is going to be another change In the Illinois rsp-
rsaentatlon In the United Btatea congreas vary soon
thsrs Is going to be another Illinois stateeman boot-
ed out of ths national capital and tha great Prairie
Mate have to undergo the humiliation that auch a
MoDermott will have to take hla medicine The
disgrace and dishonor brought upon himself and hta
family cannot ba averted cannot longer be cover d
up. and hla experience eaould be a warning to othsrs
of hla kind who are operating at the national capl-
The last hours of the special ssaslon of the Texas
stale legislature are at head and tha governor Is
authority for the statement that another called see-
kleax Is uaa i u aasa ry. sa all ths Important legislation
pending nan been pretty well cleaned up
John Und appears to havs known Just exactly
what he was sent to Mexico City for. and according
to Use press eUspelaahen graatn the Mexican capital
ha) has beeg anie U eYeuver (he Buvdi
Fall's Article on Mexico.
Benator Albert Racon rail of Mew Mexico haa
an article on Mexico In tha currant number of
l-ewlic . Weakly whfct!! haa attracted considerable
attention The ertlnle hi largsly a historical leaks w
of those events transpiring In the repnhllc of Men
Ico hich have led up to tha existing situation
giving much valuable Information In the wdy of
popular satlstics foreign investments and rther fea-
tures of the rl'uxtii.n which la engrossing so much
attention at the hnnds of the American government
nc of the moat Interesting features of ths senator's
srtlcle. however la hit tentative suggestion nf peace
able intervention by the American government. Me
"The rendition In Mexico is more or lean an
agrarian .tprlalnt nf a very Ignorant population 70
per cent nf whom cannot rend or writs and who
sre i daily placed upon by demagogues; and yet who
nre naturally a kindly generoua and hospitable
people. The conflict Is Irrenconcllahle. and la rem -plicated
In every phase by racial antagonism
"I very much fear that the Mexican himself will
never be able to restore order certainly not under
the leadership nf s man like Huerta. If the Unltad
Mates wsre to see fit to Intervene even with armd
forces for the restoration of ordar and ths mainten-
ance of peace until auch time aa a president could
ha elected by the Mexicans entitled to vote and
not simply by 1 psr cent of tree voting population;
and If such Intervention waa with tha understanding
communicated not only by public proclamation but
by a commlaaion to the Mexican people that this
country had no intention of seising Mexico or acquir-
ing lta territory or disturbing its laws or of admin-
istering Its government; but that we Intend to re-
tire as we did from Cuba upon aasursnce of the
payment to Americans and all foreigners of dam-
ages already done together with the expenses of
such Intervention end pacification I believe nnd
pave reason to believe from statements made by of-
ficers and soldiers of the regular army and by offi-
cers and soldiers and cltlsena In sympathy with the
opposition to the government that the better class
of psople would flock to the assistance of the United
States relying on our good faith.
"Within six months' tlms they would have as-
sisted us In restoring order In Mexico to the extent
of wiping out every bandit now Infesting that
country and establishing a paaoeable and with our
assistance a strong government Falling interven-
tion of thla character we ahould hold each faction
responsible for ths protection of lives and property
within Its de facto Jurisdiction and use such force
and meana as may be neceaaary to Insure such pro-
tection and prompt punishment of wilful offenders.
If we must adopt this course the arms and mun'-
tlon exclusion act should be repealed."
Spotted Fever Ticks.
The free graslng of 1100 head of aheep upon
the Bltterroot national forest. In tha atata of Mon-
tana haa been authorised by the secretary of agri-
culture as part of a noval experiment in trapping
tha deadly spotted fever ttok. The foreat service
are working together In cooperation with .local sheep
growers In this nsw campaign.
It Is ths general belief of the leading medical
authorities that the mysterious and frequently fatal
disease commonly known as spotted fever Is spread
by the tick Dermacentor andersonl which in parts
of ths Bltterroot forest occurs In such abundance
that It constitutes a real menace to man and beast-
Surgeon McCHntlc of the public health service died
last year of spotted fever contracted during hla study
of the disease and lta control.
The plan propoaed contemplatea the graxlng of
two bands of aheep upon the parts of ths forest
where the tick Is most abundant with ths Idea th.it
large numbers of ths ticks will attach themselves to
the sheep. Then as occasion requires ths shep
will be tread of the ticks by being dipped In an In-
secticide solution which will kill the ticks without
In any way Injuring the sheep.
The engorging of the female tick with blood
is one of the essential functions of reproduction
end this gorging must of necessity take place upon
the larger mammals which serve as hosts to the
tick. The U. 8. biological survey has reached the
conclusion that tha great bulk of the fever ticks
which become filled with blood get their aupply
while attached to domestic stock and that If th-
domestic animals ars freed of ticks by dipping by
apraylng. or by some other effective method of
treatment the chances of ths Infection of humsn
beings will he vastly reduced. Of the different
domestic animals ths sheep Is ths most readily
handled and the aaslest to dip or trsat hence the
election of aheep for use In the experiment.
The facta that have come to light regarding th
distinguished lobbying career of Congressman Me-
Dermotl. of Illinois In the pending house Investi-
gation are euggeatlve of what might he revealed If
the calcium was fully turned on Washington of
course all congressmen ars not lobbyists but then-
are many things transpiring at Washington In offi-
cial life that need to be thoroughly ventilated.
Two Loualana senators elected aa Democrats and
voting with the Republicans against Democratic
tariff revision. Is a spectacle that is psrhapa only
possible of development In the state of Louisiana
When men place selfish personal Intsreala above
their party fealty It Is a pretty sale indication that
party prlnclpls Is but an Insignificant atom In thslr
If ws are going to havs a succeeaful Fall Carnival
in ki Paso It ia tlms we ware getting ready for the
Impending event. The matter should ba taksn In
hand and worked out eufflclenlly la advance of its
matsrlaaisallon to maks It thoroughly worthy of the
Tbsr is a growing ssntlmsnt throughout the
United Btatea to the effect that while Oov Bulser
may not be as clean a man politically as hs might
ba. that ha Is Inflnltsly cleaaer than the elemeut
that la making war upon him.
Qlvs Northern Mexico peace end El Paso's fall
business this year will easily prove tha greatest la
ait of tha oi peeM haStory And ths Indication fvi
yaaoa in Meatus appear Ui ba must f lattei tug.
California Senator's Vhwt.
Lea Angeles. Csl . Aug. IT. "I en see little hope
of restoration of pasna In Mexico end protection of
Amertcnn Uvea and property except through Inter-
vention." declared United Btstea Senator John D.
Works ysstsrday afternoon immediately after hla
arrival from Waahlngton for th ax press purpose nf
studying the Mexican problem at close rang.
Inter entlon I to he avoided if we can avoid It
with honor." continued the senator "and President
Wilson outfit to ba si en support of th senate nnd
of th American people In hie effort to find eom
"But unlem some other way to restore the rule of
law and order la worked out soon foreign govern-
ments will demand that th United Btatea either pro-
tet their cltlaen In Mexico "r waive the Monroe
I o trine and permit them to go In with armed
forcea to protect them. and. of course that would
fores us to Intervene for we must not give up ths
"To be kicked Into Intervention by foreign gov-
ernment would he most humiliating If Interven-
tion must come let It come of our own determination
that It Is ths right policy to pursue.
"The Wilson administration haa continued ths
lamentably weak attitude of the Taft administration
toward Mexico. I approve of the president's firm
determination to avoid Intervention if that be possl-
bls; hut I condemn without reservation the adminis-
tration's weak requests for the relesse nf American
Imprisoned and for the protection of their Uvea and
property. Wa ought to have made the demand n
a manner to command respect with threat or even
show of force. If necessary.
"We ought to have sent cruisers Into soma of
the Mexican ports and said to Mexico 'Release this
American dtlsen Immediately.' The Taft plan con-
tinued by Wilson and Bryan has been to make it
quiet and courteous request and until Just recently
little attention haa been paid to our polite messages.
"That policy haa made our government appear
cowardly pusillanimous to Mexicans to foreign na-
tions and to our own cltisens. It Is the direct cause
of Huerta' prsent defiant poae and the readiness
of Mexican Federals and Constitutionalist alike as
well as bandits to ignore the rights of Americans in
"Intervention would be a most unfortunate alter-
native; to have ta Invade Mexico and take charge
of the country and rule Its people and attempt to
establish a stable government there In order to pro-
tect our cltisens resident there would be lamentable
It would mean the loss of thousands of lives and the
expenditure of millions hut a single American dtl-
sen In a foreign land has the right to the protection
of his government and thousands of them In Mexico
have not been getting It. I see no prospect of peace
being restored In Mexico within a decade under pres-
"I approve of the President's refusal '.o recognlx
tho Huerta government. To me. recognition by the
United States founded on Justice of a government
based on treachery and assassination. Is utterly ab-
horent. There might be hope. It may be the presi-
dent's hope that a free election will establish an
administration In Mexico grounded on the wishes of
the people hut to us who know what the election Is
almost certain to be that Is a faint hope Indeed.
"If we are not to Intervene soon or If some other
solution Is not achieved quickly by the president I
am In favor of the repeal of the federal statute that
prevents shipment of arms Into Mexico. It Is not
logical to refuse to recognise the Huerta rule of
force and at the some time keep Its antagonists from
getting arms and ammunition to oppose that rule.
Let them have munitions of war and fight It out
"I havs come home chiefly to study the problem
here close at hand. Mrs. Works and I have taken
apartmenta at the Herahey Arms und I will be glad
to see anyone who can give me Information. I do
not want opinions make that clear; I want facts
"Personally I wish Americans In Mexico would
consent to leave. About 11000 have but there are
still about 13000 of our cltlxens in Mexico. Their
Interests ars there and It is natural they should
want to stay and we owe them protection."
Senator Works explained that he left Washing-
ton only because he could do nothing In opposition
to the tariff bill but protest and he has slready made
To Reclaim Panhandle Tract.
Austin Texas Aug. 17. The state of Texas Is
preparing to reclaim a tract of land valued at 118-
000000. Aa nearly every Texan knows many yearn
ago the atata granted to John V. Farwell of Chicago
and hla associates a solid tract of land in the Pan-
handle consisting of S 000000 acrea in exchange for
the stat.- oapltol.
The land twenty-five years ago was worth 50
centa an acre and waa regarded aa worthless for ag-
ricultural or even for graxing purposea- Only In
the last few years has the man with the hoe Invaded
that region demonstrated that crops can be rslsej
there and Increased value to fit psr acre.
Several months ago when engineer were mak-
ing a reaurvey of the boundary line between New
Mexico and Texaa they made the discovery that the
land embraced In the capltol land grant aa It la call-
ed la much In excess of 1000000 acres. In a report
to the state legislature It Is charged the syndicate
holds about 1000000 more acres than It Is entitled
When this fact became known recently a repro-
eentatlve of the company declared that while It oc-
cupied more land than called for. the excess was only
80000 acrea and that the company merely took what
waa offered and that It waa the fault of the state.
Hut Investigators now assert that ths excess Is 710.-
000 acrea or more.
- In order to determine the exact boundarlea of the
big tract the state will again aurvey and will take
liaok tha exceaa land. If the nmounl kx 710.000
acrea. It will bring to the Mate 111000000 In rev
enue. All of the land ta good. Farming already Is
actlvaly engaged In In many parts of tha tract. A
sea of purs watsr underlies ths tract an"d It can be
lapped at a shsllow depth and us for Irrigation st
alight expanse. Many auch wells are already in
Kanaaa. Missouri and Oklahoma ar suffering
severely from the drought that haa laid a wither-
ing hand on thoae aectlona and people ar pray-
ing for rain in every direction. Partial showers
haw fallen but they were not sufficient to do any
good and million of dollars havs ben lost In the
practical destruction uf th corn crop.
Th mothers and wlvss of Digg and Camlnltl
th two alleged white slavers on trial at Baa Fran-
cisco are standing by them In the disgrace and
humiliation they hav brought upon their own fami-
lies as wall as thoae of their vlctlma And the pity
of It ia that theae men aranot worthy of such devo-
There la ona thlog about the Wtlaon administra-
tion that aervee to differentiate It from Its Imme-
diate prodeeeeeers. and that Is whsn It snake to put
the lid oa any of Its official actions It is eminently
eucceeaful la th undertaking.
Oar. John Und appear to be sble to do the
work h waa ssnt to Mexico City to accomplish an I
the administration at Waahlngton Is now quits hope-
Hal that hM maxslna la not going la be a failure.
Midland. Texas Great Cattle Center.
Thirty veer ago Midland was th center of a
great cattle country and hs alwava been the head-
qaarter for tha cattle huatneas of th world.
The fertile South Plains with their perpetual
carpel of groan were far eetorte th feeding
ground of ths buffalo and Mon; than were auo-
ceeded by the old time "Long Horn." nnd they have
In turn made way for the Hereford. Polled Angu.
Oallnway. and other fancy breeda
There were round up In the old days which
required three hundred cowboys to handle one herd.
"Id aimers recall on bunch of cattle driven through
Ihbj country which numbered 7MM head. It took
fourteen hours to pas a given point and would fill
a string of stock car six miles long. . Ther were
no fence In those dsys to bar IA paaaags of cnt
tie and agriculture had not encroached on the South
While the Immense herds are gone there r
still som of ten thousand an4 many of five thou
and and lea The modern cattle make up In value
for what they lack In number as one of the fancy
stock Is Vorth three of th old time Bpsnlsh type
Northern breeder who visit the Midland country
are astonished to ee how th flnert registered cat
tie are raised on the open range In winter. In the
north the cattle are kept In heme moat of th year
and carefully shielded from cold. Here the mild-
ness of the winter and the abundance of grass
mnke the country Ideal for cattle raising There
nre nineteen vnrletle of native grans and abundant
water is secured at a depth of from ten to seventy
feet; th constant steady breese make the opera-
tion of windmill very easy.
The tendency toward fancy breeding I beat Il-
lustrated by the famous Lone Star herd of Here-
ford owned by the Bcharbauer Bros. of MldlanJ.
Thla lis the largest regitered herd In the world
comprising over 2200 head of registered bull and
4.000 full blood breed cow. It Is common for the
owners of thA herd to pay one thousand dollar
for a bull and eight hundred dollar for a regis-
Such 1 the reputation of the Lone Star herd
that It la never neceaaary to ship their cattle away
to be sold. Buyers come to Midland from all over
the country and buy the cattle aa fast as they can
be raised. There are other herd of Hereford and
Polled Angus on the Midland rang hardly less
A great element Is the successful cattle raising
at Midland haa been the extremely healthy condi-
tion prevailing- Midland hj above the cattle quar-
antine line. Fever mange or pests sire unknown
and there nre no ticks In the pasture. When It
becomes necessary to feed there Is an abundance of
mllo malxe kaafir corn and cotton seed on hand
raised all over the Midland country.
At cattle shows all over the country. Midland
cattle have Invariably carried away the blue rlb-
hona. Many cattle men at Midland hav on aldo
of their office covered with these trophies from
Fort Worth. Kanaaa City. Omaha and other
points. In the show herds are bulls that weight a
ton and cows that tip the beam at 1100 pounds
perfect bovine leviathans.
The average cattle exports out of Midland the
past ten years will amount to 12000000. Most cf
the. wealthy cattle men of the South Plains live
at Midland where they have built home worthy
of the largest cities.
District Sunday School Conventions.
The Texas Sunday School association of all de-
nominations has planned a series of big state dis-
trict conventions throughout the state beginning at
Canyon City on September 3rd and running through
October. Then a period of rest and another series
will be held In January to cover th coast country
and the extreme West.
The annual state-wide convention reaches dele-
gates numbering Into the thousands but tha long
distances prevent many from attending. The ex-
ecutive committee haa therefore provided for a ser-
tes'of big conventions equal In many respects as to
program and profit and these are taken nearer to
tha people so that delegates will not hav to travel
so far and at auch expense.
The program at the convention provides for a
genuine school of methods to be conducted by train-
ed experts upon every phase of an up-to-date 1111
Hunday school. A tour party of experts will take in
all the conventions and these will be assisted from
time to time with noted leaders In ths various de-
partment and the atate officials. Confereneea will
be held where departmental workera can gel help
in all line of the work.
The railroads will grant special rates at one and
a third fares tickets to be sold on trains arriving
In time for the flrat session and good to return the
day after the convention closes.
The delegates will be entertained free In th
homes of the people for lodging and breakfast but
will buy their dinner and suppers down town. All
Sunday school workers may be delegates and all are
asked to pay an enrollment fee of 1 to help defray
expenees of the convention.
All schools should sea that a large delegation at-
tends and paV their way If neceaaary. The places
and dates for the convention together with th
chairman to write to are aa follows:
Canyon City Sept. I 10 a. m. to Sept I 10 p. m.
G. Q. Foster.
Sweetwater Sept. I I p. m. to Sept. 10. 10 p.
m. A S. Msuxey.
Ila l linger. Sept. 11 2 p. m. to Sept. 14 10 p. m.
E. D. Walker.
Wichita Falls. Sept. II. 2 p. m to Sept. 21. 10 p.
m. J. m Bland.
Galnesvllls. Sept It 10 a. m. to Sept 14. 10 p.
m. E. D. Whit. .
Stephehvllle Sept. 14. 1 p. m to BepL 17 10 p.
m Rev. E. U Lloyd.
ClebuTne. Sept. II 2 p. m to Oct 1 I p. ra.
C LaVwhl (Not settled. 1
Belton. Oct. I. 10 a. m. to Oct. I 9 p. m. Rsv.
K. C Boynton-
Somervllle. Oct. I 4 p. m to Oct. . in p. m.
It. L. Derry berry
Ban Marco. Oct I. t p. m. t Oct II. 10 p. m.
Victoria. Oct. II. I g. m. to Oct. II noon. O. E.
Houston. Oct. It I p m. to Oct II. I p m (Not
PalMtlne Oct. II. I p. ra to Oct. II. 1 p m
Qeo. A. Wright
Lufkio. Oct II. 11 g m to oct 14 l p. m
Dr. J. C. Van Nuya
enter. Oct. 17 I p. m. to Oct. 10 p. m jaeee
Trxarhana Oct II. 1 p in to Nov I. 1 p m
W. U Hickman.
Greenville. Nor. 4. I p. m. to Nov. T. 1 p. n.
Bv i. Bam Bare ua
Congressman W. R. Bmlth replies to th recant
otaleroent mads by Senator Claude B. Hudspeth of
thla city in a manner which Indlcat that th
ctangrssaaman M not avsra to a measuring of politi-
cal lances with ths El Pnao slat senstor at any
tUna that mat suit Bsaatur Hudpth oonven hence.
Heard on the Cily Street.
"Of course th man of a npecnlntlne tendency
who ond up with more rani att than ha oa
nay for." any lamir TJnvia iy find hlmlf
hard prisntd whan th money market tighten nnd
bank insist upon reducing their loan. But It t
the anme no matter what kind of aeenrtty or com-
modity yon speculate In. Th speculator In nil
line i safe as long as money la y while an un-
certain money market I liable to put him out of
business at any time Th Bl Paeoan who own a
r Ice chunk of city or r alley realty and haa paid for
It can sit down and mil at th tantrum nf th
money market Bl Pnao realty with no mortgage on
It I fer than hank stock for It cannot be fareed
upon an uncertain market and It Income ts 'fixed
and not aubject to th Influence of every fMancltl
a pa am Wall street recently drmonetrnted that even
three per cant government honda can be depreciated
Bat If thoae bond had been drawing ns good In
tereat as EI Paso business property they could not
hsv been pushed down below par on nn open mar-
ket tin lea sacrificed to satisfy a mortgage. It's the
peculstlv mortgage that endangers the value of
"Take It all around." any Dr. D. H. Huffaker.
"Bl Paao has had a good business year In ovary
line. Although It I claimed that over 200 new resi-
dences were erected In Bl Paso thht var yst I am
Informed by real estate dealer that there I not a
vacant house In El Paao today and new famine are
swarming In every day to go on a fruitless search
for home. That would Indlcat that we are grow-
ing some. Then too It seem that Mr. Llnd got
Huerta' ear for only a minute he said something
which caused th Mexican dictator to pause and
give serious silent thought to Lind's message. It
looks good. It looks aa if President Wilson' policy
Is going to work and of course that mean pence
and order In Mexico; and If the two come within
the next sixty day. El Paao's winter trade will
break all records for all of the mining camps n
Mexico will have to buy all kinds of supplies and
many Vyf them will have to Install new machinery.
In short Northern Mexico as far south as Torreon
will have to be restocked. Thst country has bean
cleaned out of everything necessary to the eonduot
of commerce and Industrial enterprise."
Dr. Otl Carter of Auatln who spent th summer
In El Paao in temporary charge of the Houston
Square Bapist church Is a much In love with El
Pao as Dr. Carter's congregation la In love with
him. "I have vMted every city In Texas" ays Dr.
Carter "and moat every city In the south and I can
almost use the superlative in saying that EI Paao In
most vital respect surpasses them all. It I ons of
the must up-to-date aggressive and enterprising
cities In the state. While Its population 1 not o
large a a few others. It Is more of a city In Its
spirit and appearance than any of them. This cli-
mate Is almost Ideal and the mountain scenery Is
the most picturesque of any city I have visited. But
as great as El Paao Hx her real glory Is In the fu-
ture. I opine It will rank third and perhaps second
In population by the next federal census. El Paso
Is by far the coolest summer city In Texaa and I am
told that Its winter climate Is Jut aa equable."
"I understand" says a local merchant "that one
of El Paso's largest merchants la on the trail of
a number of sociable poker games being played
In this city. It seems that one of his men got hit
hard In one of those games and that the head of the
house Is going to appeal to the law and order league
to institute a relentless crusade against the poker
games played In bachelor quarters and private offi-
ces. I know that no poker Is allowed in the Toltec
club. Pitch for the drinks and cigar I the strong-
est game played at thai club; and I also know that
poker or gambling In any form la prohibited at the
Elks. So the clubs cannot be blamed for any of the
games of which complaint Is made. In fact I did
not know that poker big enough to hurt waa being
played anyway In El Paao."
"The ranches between El Paso and Demlng are
certainly In fine condition." says Norwood Hall.
"They are covered with a splendid crop of grass
and the 'cattle are fat and look good. I'm nursing
my little herd of cattle because they are good for
the cash money any time- Every man who owns a
big herd of cattle 1 very well satisfied with hinr-
self these day. With copper commanding a good
price rangea green and cattle fat and the biggest and
most profitable agricultural production this section
ha ever produced there Is absolutely no reason why
this should not be the most prosperous year In the
history of El Paso."
"In a few day now" says Superintendent Le-
maater of the Pullman company "we will be doing
a rushing business bringing home El Paao4a summer
tourists who went east north and west In search
of cool aummer resorts It's Juat about time for
them to start home."
"I am neither buylnr. nor selling cattle thl
year" say Col. Chaa. Hunt. "But I am feeding
about 2000 head on my ranch. There are no cattle
for ajc In aufflclent number to worry over o I
nm simply fattening those I have."
Pullman Porter's Mistake.
"Billy" Kennedy. Pullman conductor between
New Orleans and Fort Worth who always finds time
to see that hi passengers are comfortable and ap-
parently enjoying their tr.p. tells thl on showing
the high order of human Intellect which Is possess-
ed by some "green" porters Just entering the Pull-
"While the bunch was sitting around the office
one night swapping yarns" said Kennedy. "I thought
of an Incident that happened In Jackaon. Miss It
waa thl way:
"Ths thermometer wa down to five degrees be-
low sro. Th car I had In charge thl night wan
cut out at Jackaon to wait for a southbound train.
Snow had beam falling all day and there waa at
that time about eight Inch on th ground. Th
witching craw hooked on to my car and ehoved us
on s spur. They clamped on the air but forgot IB
put on tha lever brake. About thirty minus after
ihey left and while I waa tailing the porter what
berth to make down. I felt a Jolt aa If the ear wag
In motion I ran to the end of ahe car. and noticed
that we were moving without an engine. 1 gueaaed
what wa happening eo I put on the lever brake.
But before I could get har atopped aha had split th
awttoh and ran on the main line. 1 got her atoppnd.
finally but aa III luck had It. on a city atreet just
over tha street car tracks
"That waa bad buainan All kind of things
flashed through my brain Flrat of all the Limited
was due I houtd to my porter for him to get out
hi lantern and flag th main line to stop th Limit-
ed. The negro being a new employe lit his lantern
and ran up th street ear track for about thro
block and flagged street cam W stayed thnr
about twenty minute and during thla time Mr
Negro had fourteen trt car flagged and stand-
ing in a row. with each moturmaa pouring forth
"Whan I aaw what tha porter had dona I aald a
few thing ta him that I don't think th magaaln
would print But. anyway th swltehing craw bank
d ths car off th main Ha be for anything ar
toua happened baaald what happened la th pan
M0r."-M- F. Mgain
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