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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1905.
ALJJUQUEltOUK EVENING CITIZEN.
THE ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN
Published Dnlly and Weekly
. By The Citizen Publishing Company
On All National Songs
W. S. 8TRICKLER
T13E. SOCIAL EVIL
The Citizen does not understand that Hie prohibi
tum of prostitution Is contemplated at the present by
even a small minority of Alhutiuerriiie s citizenship.
Were It possible to suppress the social evil, that, would
!e a different question; hut to prohibit that oceuiaUon
has meant, heretofore, merely to scatter it and to have
carried on surrept iciuusly and wi'liout control, the Fame
practices around which had previously been thrown safe
guards for the community.
It is doubtless possible, in villages and small towns,
to come nearer stamping out the occupation than It Ih in
larger places; but even in towns of Vm or 20t0 people,
the assertion that prostitution does not exist must he
taken with grains of salt. Also it Is certain that as a
town grows, the more difficult does the problem grow,
and the more is manifested the futilltyof all proposed
methods of legislative prohibition.
The question before Albuquerque Is the regulation
of this evil, and in attempting regulation the very thresh
old problem Is whether this occupation shall be confined
-within certain specified boundaries or whether it shall
be permitted to spread Itself wherever it pleases. That
H should be strictly confined within well defined and
rigidly enforced boundaries does not admit of doubt.
Universal experience has settled that point. It may be
theoretically plausible that there Is no more propriety in
-fc.Blnir redlluht district for the social evil than there
is for having a green light district for thieves, and the of expression.
like, but when It conies to practice It is iouna doiu prac
tical and desirable to confine the profession of prosti
tution to a definite locality. It Is absurd to think of
every room of a residence being devoted to certain of the
lower necessities of animal life, instead of being con
fined to one particular and prepared part of the premises.
So It is with the social evil, which though it may ?,e
necessary, is certainly neither respectable "or attractive;
and its haunts should not be mixed up with virtuous
homes, nor should Its devotees, male or female, be per
mitted to flaunt their persons and the evidences of their
gain In the presence of those to whom the evil is da.i
cerous or dlsagreable.
In the case of Albuquerque The Citizen Is decidedly
nr iho imlninn that the tenderloin district should be
maintained: but that it should be removed from its pres
ent quarters, In the very heart of the city, and where
it prevents business expansion and detracts from the
value of all surrounding property. Its present quarters
could hardly be more improperly located. Where shall
it be required to go? The Citizen does not care to
name localities, but there certainly can be found more
than one place, not too far out to be under proper police
Speaking of national anthems, Sir Rdward Elgar,
the foremost, of Knglish composers, says ltubbisti!
The rhyme, the sentiment, and In most instances the
music, he says, are "vile." His point Is that the people
have never called a fine nnthem Into being as a direct
response to their national feeling and aspirations. Even
if they have a good tunc for their anthem, he says, it Is
likely to bo borrowed from somebody else.
All this may be true, from the musician's standpoint.
ilia it is well to boar in mind that patriotic songs are
not wriilen for musicians, and it is worth while to note
that few patriotic songs of any coiisc iucni e were ever
written by musicians. It may be true that the national
nnihctns fall short of being real music according to clas
sical standards, but it must he taken into consideration
that they are also fur more than mere music of any kind.
If their music formed the sole appeal to popularity they
would not be national songs at all. A skilled musical
composer is the last man fit to criticise the songs ol
the heart. As well might a cultured literary critic seek
,o analyze and condemn apeople's love-words 'and lulla
bies. Highly refined language and music strictly ac
cording to nice rules do very well in transmitting the
little, elusive emotions and in gilding the commonplace;
but. a great passion impetuously finds Its own direct way
The man who has heard the soldier bands play 'The
Star Spangled Banner" at sunset after the last day of a
battle, while the beaten enemy was lurking in his
trenches only a little distance away, will need no musi
cian to Interpret -to him the message or to tell him if it
Is melody. Musicians, and especially musical compos-
rs, are the last to bring themselves fo understand the
popular sentiment about music.
French Farm Homes
Models to foe Imitated
By Dr. S. B. Hartnian.
Wherever there Is a bit of boggy land or swampy
round the French farmer goes to work and fills it up
and plants trees on it. Row after row of green, thrift y
irees could be seen occupying the place that was once
a reeking swamp or a dismal bog. Instead of wet, mold-
inir earth, there is green Brass and cool shade. Instead
Geo. Samuels' Attractions
Three Night, Commencing
street and N
ing romance of Wall
Is an original mcln-drama of In-
tense inter'-', with beautiful stage
settings and a strong vein of comedy,
illuminating t.'ie piece rrom beginning
cumodians mid pretty girls. One
aughahle situation follows another.
and each stroke of wit becomes wit
Is always successful
company Is kept up to
standard of excellence.
As produced in
New York city.
A laugh a second. It Is a refresh
ing and gratifying departure from the
stereotyped and time-worn style of
farce comedies. We positively carry
a complete scenic production.
Seat on sale at Matson's Wednes
day, November 22, at 9 o'clock.
Price 50c, 75c and $1.
to Drop a
About the boy's clothing question.
The boy who Is clothed here will
wear better clothes and he'll wer
them longer than he will If bis
parents are not particular about
where they buy.
2 piece Suits, from . .$3.00 to $6,00
3 piece Suits, from. .$4.50 to $7.50
Blouse Suits, from . .$4.50 to $6.50
Boys Overcoats, from. .$3.50 to $9.00
I never deal In trash. It's noth
ing short of wasting money to buy
poor, cheap clothes for a boy.
The Clothier and Furnisher,
ONE NIGHT ONLY
surveillance but yet far enough to be removed from the , f sickeninir odors, there is Dure, life-giving air.
daily life of the town, to which the "proiession may ue
removed, and where It can soon be surrounded by the
Institutions that thrive upon it, and where it will not
for years at least interfere1 with the business sections
or the residence portions.
The Las Vegas Optic says: "The Albuquerque
council has appointed a committee to ascertain whether
or not the people want the laws against prostitution en
forced. In pretty nearly any other town In the nation,
the fact that adequate laws on the subject had been
passed would be held to point to a ablution of the ques
tion. But as In the case of Sunday closing, it seertis
to be argued that the people are above the law."
The Citizen would mildly suggest to tne able organ
of the irreproachable Meadow City, that the legal status
of Sundav closing and of the prostitution question is
slightly different. The territorial law In the matter of
not permitting work on Sunday for there is no Bpecial
law about saloon closing Is imperative, and la as niucn
violated In Las Vegas when a man buys a handkerchief
or a hair pin, as it would be In Albuquerque should he
buy a gin fiz or a bucket of beer. , But in the matter
of prostitution the territorial law leaves to each muni
cipality the choice between regulating prostitution or
prohibiting it. The city of Albuquerque for years has been
regulating it and regulating it well. Some, at the pres
ent time seem to think that the city should attempt to
Bii Duress It by prohibitive ordinance. Ab the present
council was not elected on that Issue, and as unfortu
nately there Is no provision In our city government as
than is in Los Anueles for either the Initiative or
referendum, the council acted eminently well in appoint
ing & committee through whom the wishes of the people xx(xCK00COOCk0
of the city can be ascertained. Hence, wnen uie upuc
states "the fact that adequate laws on the subject bad
been passed," it showed more zeal than knowledge, anil
tts condemnation of the Albuquerque council was
KTouudless as It was- gratuitous.
The statement that "it seems to be argued that the
neoDle are above the law" shows equal lack of familiarity
with fact. Because the people of the Duke City has
selected certain of their fellow citizens to act for them
In the government of the city men in whom they have
the utmost confidence, and who are willing to give tneir
time and talent to the important task does it follow
any the less that those thus elected shall be governed
by the wishes of those whom they represent and for
whom they are acting? Then, too, It Is recognized
everywhere that statutes and ordinances are as blank
paper unless sustained by the sentiment of the com
munitv in which thev are to bo enforced. Instead of
condemning the Albuquerque city council for wishing to
arrive at u knowledge of the wishes of their constituents,
those gentlemen are to be congratulated upon taking a
course eminently proper but too often neglected.
Clean yards, sanitary surroundings, pure air, these
make the French farmer's home a healthful home. No
chance for malaria, typhoid or other endemic diseases.
The farm homes in France are models that the Amer
ican farmer would do well to imitate. Dank, moss-cov-
jred wells, dirty back yards, undrained cess-pools, barn
yards filled with old dump heaps and strewn with litter,
fence corners overgrown with tali, rank weeds, swamps
(eeniing with insects, the stench of decaying vegetatfbn
polluting the air these are not uncommon things to ie
found In the farming districts of America. And to Jubi
uich surroundings as these can be traced many a sick
ness in the farmer's family. Darkness and dirt and
lanipness are disease breeders of the most prolific kind
Catarrh and malaria, rheumatism and typhoid, are ram
pant in such surroundings.
If the farmer would Bet to work and clean up ana
make sanitary his surrouudings there would be less sick
ness in his family and fewer doctor bills to pay. Dirt
and disease eo hand In hand, while cleanliness and
health are Inseparable companions,
The farm house should be the healthiest home in
the world. In the clear open spaces of the country
there Is a chance for an abundance of fresh air and sun-
thlne, pure water and wholesome food, and the farmer
should see to it that nothing is allowed to pollute these
natural sources of health and life.
Concrete as a Coining
From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Albiiuerque is at present receiving a very strong
argument in favor of street paving and street crossings.
Taking the corner of Second street and Railroad avenue,
on the center of the city's commercial life, a district
should be supplied with street paving aud crossings, hav
ing for boundaries not less than Copper avenue on the
north, Coal on the south. Fust street on the east and
Fifth on the west. This much at least the business in
terests of the city imperatively demand, and the longer
neglect of this improvement will undoubtedly be at the
price of material loss to the city. lu the meantime
many a load of gravel could be deposited with benefit
in the more outlying residence parts of the city, where
at m en ni i he absence of crossings makes exist inii side-
walks almost useless.
There is good reason to believe lhat an elncient sub
stitulo for wood has been found in the hollow concrete
blocks, and that we are still only on the threshold of
the development of this building material, says S. B.
Newberry, in Engineering. Opposition to Its use on the
part of the consumer is not to be feared; the obstacles
to be overcome lie chiefly lu the danger of careless or
ignorant work by blockmakers and builders, and in the
ri,i nf Ktiidv sinil invention to adant the material to the
economical production of convenient and beautiful struc
tures. There is every reason why concrete should be
come the chief building material of the future. For
large and coly buildings it is likely that solid concrete
plain or reinforced, will have the preference. For
smaller structures, especially factories and dwellings,
hollow blocks are cerlainy cheaper, more suitable and
require less technical skill in erection. The possibilities
of this type of construction seem to be unlimited.
Mr. Newberry discusses briefly the history of hollow
concrete blocks In construction, snowing mat aunougu
solid blocks were employed ih the early part of the nine
teenth century the advantages of the hollow form did not
appear until mueU later. Accoruing 10 Mr. mewueiry
the use of hollow concrete blocks, to be filled up with
concrete after being placed in position, was patented by
Sellars, in England, in 1875, but we believe that very
large blocks of this kind were employed In the construc
tion of the breakwater piers at tho Port Said entrance
of the Suez canal, several years before. However this
may be, there is no doubt that the hollow block of con
crete possesses many advantages, and that its devel
opment as a standard article of manufacture at a recent
date lias placed a most valuable material In the hands
of the engineer and builder.
Minstrel Farce Comedy
Raymond Teal i
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27, '05 206 WEST GOLD AVENUE
LEARN ARD & L1NDEMANN
THE SQUARE MUSIC DEALERS. 206 WEST GOLD AVENUE.
This is a better country to
live-in,' because Schilling's Best
is in it. -
To loan on city property.
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Lunuun own uii.ni nu
FEED STABLE 8
Corner Second and Marquette.
THE MERRY MINSTREI .
The AH Star Specialty Co.
Oracle & Reynolds, Madeline Rowe,
' Alex. Donaldson, Lydeil &iiutier
worth, Frank Adams, The Rehna.
Avery J. Post and a company of
'PRETTY GIRLS AND
20 Comedians 20
New Music, Beautiful Wardrobes,
PRICES, 50c, 75c, $1.00
Reserved seats on sale at Matson's
C. GRANNIS, Prop.
Auto Phone, 311. Colo., 300 Rod. h
Day and Night Hack. H
Albuquerque, New Mexico, fj
JEMEZHOT SPRINGS STAGE LINE
Carries the United States mall;
only line with a change of stock en
rnntP! eood rigs, horses and drivers;
rig leaves Albuquerque every Monday, I
Wednesday and Friday at t a. m. ror
particulars, address W. L. Trimble &
Co., agents, Albuquerque, N. M., or J.
B. BLOCK, Proprietor, Perea, N. M.
FOR CHRISTMAS COOKING.
The finest flour is an absolute ' Z
essential, especially for cakes 2
and pastry. . The "Empress" 1
brand is a flour that never yet 4
has been surpassed in any par-
tlcular. Its flavor Is fine and
delicate, It has fine body, and J
full of those nutritious quail- t
ties so desirable in a family T
M. BERGER i
114 West Copper Avenue.
Wnolesale Agent J
WHEN YOU WANT MILL WORK
DONE, GO TO THE ALBUQUERQUE
IRON BEDS, BEDDING,
ooooooooooeoooo Household Goods, Bought, Sold or Exchanged
THE NEW YORK FAIR
ANTONIO ARMIJO & CO.
Gent's Furnishing Goods Now Arriving
Special Sales Every Saturday. Auto Phone 601. 121 N. Third Street
The number of producing lulues iu the western
mates, exclusive of Alaska, in 1904, was 3251. To this
should be added several hundred producers in Alaska
and probably over a hundred in the Southern Appalachian
states which would make a total of al.out 4000. The
total number of placer mines reported is 1349 and ol
deep mines l!tn5. Colorado bas the largest number
t.rii7 of deep producing mines, and is followed by Cali
fornia, uiih 474. In number of placer mines, California
easily leads wiMi "11, and is followed by Idaho with 26H,
and liy Oregon with 211 mines. California has by far
the greater number, m.', of producing mines, and
followed by Colorado, in which the number is :bX.
Sunshine, Albuquerque's delightful weekly paper,
published a cartoon in its last issue which indicates that
the lawyers are getting all the profit out of the quarrel
over the Bernalillo county olliees. The Albuquerque
Citlzeu gravely informs Sunshine that these lawyers aie
not county officers, and they ran not possilily draw a cttit
of couuty money. The F.l Faso Herald published u bur
lesque petition to the city authorities, asking that Hih
streets be cleared of mud before the Miners' convention
met. The El l'aso News interviews the mayor nnd the
street commissioner and finds out that they were doing
what they could to pump the water off tho street at the
time the petition was published, and chides the lleiuld
for pubiiMimg such u petition. If thcsi; papers are
again going to try to publish something nuuiorous they
irtaiuly should send a diagram around to their local
contemporaries. Lordsburj Liberal.
One View of the Case.
"Where would bo get that J2.200 that we now get,
if we should remove the houses of prostitution," said an
Albuquerque alderman who objected to effective meas
uns to rcgu'.at" the social evil. The city of Lus Vegas
has no housio of Ill-fame and it gels along very comfort
ably without that $2,200. So would Albuquerque. The
wages of sin, sooner or later, is death. Albuquerque
cannot afford to maiutnin Its existence on the shameful
money paid hy abandoned women for the right to prac
tice their evil wiles. There Is a stamp of man, low,
vile, bated by everyone, who la called by a naino of re
proach, because he exists on the wages of fallen women.
Who ijiall hay that a city that follows a similar prac
tice is uny Letter? This ina'ter Is of importance to Las
Vegas anil every other city that is making an effort to
be decent. In every city are those who wish to defy
the law. In Las Vegas are now thoBe who are working
to secure tho licensing of the social evil here. Albu
querque'a example ill this matter is quoted and we sin
cerely hope s.ich action will be taken as will enroll that
city with others who have refused to legalize the social
e 11. - Optic
V I I.Ix K T O DIN K AV K Tj Ij
Santa Fe Restaurant
REGULAR MEALS, 25 CENTS.
Service a la carte, Day and NighL Private dining rooms.
OYSTERS RECEIVED DAILY. FISH, LOBSTERS AND GAME IN
Under Savoy Hotel, opposite Passenger Hotel.
C. E. SUNTAGG, Proprietor.
BORRADA 1LE & CO.
117 Gold Avenue, - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Two Thousand Pounds
PARLOR LAMP SPECIALS.
A $0 Klk decoration $4.50 and
I A V line tor $4.00
DINNER WARE SALE
lu our Pinner Olasswaro department.
Now is the accepted time. Our as
sortments are at flood tide more com
plete than ever before.
CUT PRICES FOR THANKSGIV
56 PIECE DINNER SETS, REDUCED.
$13 Pink Hose Pattern, now. .. .$10.00
$14.75 Light Blued coloring,
$8 American Beauty Pattern. .. .$6.50
$7.50 College Dinner Set, 42
pieces, gold decoration $4.75
Ho.-t ever offered, per doz 4Cc
TEA POT SPECIALS.
A Title line for 35c
A .'trio line for 25c
A -3 1' line for 20c
Ask to see our new line of art ware
tine silverware, carving sets, etc.
The I'viCBrain Furniture Co,,
PRICES IN PLAIN FIGURES
Point Well Taken.
The present exodus of sheep to other clinics to be
fed and prepared for eastern markets is only another
reminder of what might be done right here in the pecoa
valley. Our soli, 'climate, rainfall and all Is as good &a
anywhere aud the outlook here is much more promising
:':..i!i f! few ysro a"i. ( As soon hs our people awaken
to our possibilities tl.e shipping ot sheep, with feediug
privilege en route, will be a llitui4 of the pas!. Santa
For Thanksgiving. Leave
your- orders now and you
will get first choice.
Albuquerque Foundry and Machine Works
R. f. MALL, Proprietor
Iron and Rraa Castings; Ore, Coal and Iumber Can; Bhaftlnt.
Pulleys, Grade Bars, Babbit Metal; Columns and Iron Front for
R0PSlrt on Mining and Mill Machinery m Bpoelalty
Foundry east aide of railroad track. Albuquerque, N. M.
Tha only up-to-date
In th aouthwest
School Books and Supplies
OF ALL KINDS
Kastman Kodaks and Phtographic Supplies
Fine Stationery. Huyler's & l.owney's Candies
We do Printing and Developing for Amateurs
0. A. MATSON & COMPANY
5 BARNETT BUILDING 205 WEST RAILROAD AVE.