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ALBUUUEHQUK EVENING CITIZEN.
TUESDAY, - Dfct (T.MEE iv
THE ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN
Published Dally and Weekly
By The Citizen Publishing Company
W. 8. STRICKLER
W. T. McCREIGHT
To Albuquerque Boys
There Is to be tomorrow evening a preliminary con
test to select a representative of the Albuquerque high
chool, who will participate In the territorial oratorical
contest to b held In this city during the lat.wek ot
the month, which will be during the session here of the
New Mexico Educational association.
The contestants tomorrow night, according to the
published list, will consist of three girls and a China
nan. Shades of Cicero and Demosthenes, and of Amer
ican orators living and dead, bide your faces at tne fact
that Albuquerque, the metropolis of New Mexico, cannot
produce a single high school American boy to take part
In an oratorical contest! Surely, the institution of these
contests comes none too soon; and it Is greatly to be
desired that the Albuquerque t'irls shall so quicken the
eense of shame and so kindle the promptings of ambition
that a similar t'fite of case shall never again disgrace
the records of the Duke City.
America Is knutrn the world over as tno land or
orators. Why shouldn't It be? Every man, however
bumble, has a voice In public affairs. Every free Amer
ican citizen is born to be an orator, if he chooses. Free
speech Is the right of ally and there are times when it
becomes a duty. Oratory, particularly political oratory,
la the bright star by which the destinies of our nation
are guided. There are times In which the man who
can make speeches, and won't Is recreant in the obliga
tions of citizenship; but there never Is a time, and prob
ably never will be, when American boys should cease to
covet earnestly and labor diligently for this noble ac
complishment. The press, It is true, has somewhat
curtailed the field of oratory's usefulness; yet there re
mains a vast domain In which oratory reigns supreme
and unapproachable. A ipoken address, properly con
ceived, expressed and delivered, appeals to the Intellect,
the emotions, and the will the three fundamental parts
of human intellectuality as no written article ever has
or ever will.
While oratory, fortunately, has in few places reach
ed the nadir of neglect to which it seems to have sunk
in Albuquerque, so eminent a public speaker as Dr.
Edward Everet Hale believes that American oratory has
not yet attained to the senith of its glory. He thinks
that young men should devote themselves more than they
do to political speaking. He advises youngsters to study
the art, whether they are to become professional speak
ers or not. The young American with common school
education who cannot make a speech on any ordinary
subject at a moment's notice. Dr. Halo contends, Is want
ing in one of the moBt important attributes of the Amer
ican makeup. On the art of becoming a speaker Dr.
Hale quotes Dr. Orville Dewey, one of the great preach-
. ere of an early day. "He charges us," says Hale, "to
learn to speak extempore; and when I timidly asked him
. how a man was to do that, Dewey said with almost orac-
uiur seriousness, speaK wnenever anynouy ts loot enough
t to ask you."' The process Is worth trying persistently.
i Every young American ought to train himself to speak
in public. He may be the blacksmith of a country vil
lage or a clerk in a city store; he ought to be able at
a pumic meeting 10 give 10 nis neignoors ins views upon
any public question that Is before them. All great ora
tors agree that there la no royal road to fluent and force
ful speech. The only way to learn to do the thing. Is
to do it "speak whenever anybody Is fool enough to
ask you," ,
The Water Report
. A. S. Riffle, the expert employed by the city council
some months ago to examine and report on ..ue value of
the present water supply system and the approximate
cost of a new and modern plant, has made his report to
the special committee, and they presented it to the city
council last evening.
The substance of Mr. Riffle's report is that the pres
ent plant cost $312,958, that It could be reproduced for
$290,390. and that It la now worth $258,064; and. that the
cost of a new plant would be $533,566. - "'
It must be confessed that thft'reportvof Miv Rliflo
was very much of a surprise,' and that it deserves a
vastly more careful consideration than any one In' Albu
querque has thus far been able to give It. That he dif
fers in alut the ratio of six to one, from the estimate of
Colonel Jastro, who recently established a new and up-to-date
plant In Bakersfleld, California, a town similar
to Albuquerque, nd whose experience enabled him to
place an-estimate upon a new plant for Albuquerque at
not more than $100,000, Is one strong reason why the
new estimate should be carefully studied before action
is taken upon it. The present, value of the present plant
ia also a question on which expert testimony, no doubt,
would be found at variance.
But the greatest objection to the report, on the tir.st
glance, Is that it gives no estimate of the cost of water
production, which is really the basic question In this
whole matter. Can water be developed in Albuquerque,
In exhuustless quantity, for the cost of, from one to Ave
cents per thousand gallons, with cheap electric power,
or cannot water be developed by any system except the
antiquated and generally abandoned system of steam
pumpiiiK. Into exposed, cemented reservoirs as points of
distribution? The expert considers only this antiquated,
and often superseded, system in bis estimates of
a new plant; and be says nothing concerning
the cost of producing water by that system or Indeed by
any other. The Iudian school, lu the suburbs of town,
has been able to develop an abundant supply of water,
with a small plant, and at about one cent per thousand
gallons. Mr. Blutber, who has had many years of prac
tical experience in water development, says that water
in any quantity can be procured in thU valley at a cost
not to exceed four or five cents per tbousund gallons.
The coat of water is the vital quest ion. if the peo
ple can be supplied with cheap water, that is what they
want. If the present Company cannot supply them with
cheap water for any reason, then the people, have
no interest n what the present plant cost. In what it is
now worth, or in what another one of the same kind
could be constructed for. They want cheap water, and
they want to know what would be the cost of an up-to-date,
modern, sanitary system, which can give them
Uho Direct Way
On thing maintained by President Roosevelt is the
inability of state governments to cope with the corpora
tions doing an Interstate business. These corporations,
he says, "occupy the position of subjects without a sov
ereign." He claims It underscores the responsibility of
the federal gov eminent. He wants laws at once to
make it possible to adequately curb the too great license
of the big corporations.
Nothing is irner th-.a the pruldont's assertion that
tio states iiave been poweritss to regulate Interstate
commerce. In the matter of rate regulation, which the
president Insists is most urgent, state courts and rail
road commissions have from time to time made rulings
and decrees; have investigated, exonerated, admonished
and generally acted according to their various best Judg
ments and with what result?
The Citizen wishes to congratulate the special com
mittee of the city council, consisting of lr. (i. W. Har
rison and MesM. A. E. Walker and l.onis 1 1 ft -1 I . on the
admirable report they made on the social evil in Albu
querque; and this paper heartily endorses the action oi
tlm council in adopting the report,, ui.ii instructing the
c'ty attorney to draw up uu onijnauce lu conformity
therewith. The committee etnaily studied the prob
lem thoroughly and wisely, and their nine propositions
could not be improved upon. The removal of this
nu'surjce from the heart of the city lias been demanded
by the gi.od of the city for many years.
Toys of Childhood
And Their Memories
You can pay $500 for a toy automobile, and there are
walking, talking dolls, full of clockwork and equipped
with real hair and silk lingerie, that comes at $7oo. The
rich can spend motley like drunken sailors to temporarily
please their pampered little ones. Jlut hero Is a trade
note that counts: "The demand for rocking horses and
Noah's arks grows with the years. It Is bigger now
than ever lefore."
It wasn't so long ago when you sucked the paint off
the b'lue elephants and green tigers. Odd about that
paint. You grew fat on It. You slept soundly and
smiled while you slumbered. And you guarded the
broken, faded, worn animals In the little menagerie that
came to you on a Chlrstmas morning, and there was Joy
In your heart. And then came a day when romance
departed from the ark and a mother laid the animals
away to be loved and fondled and remembered years
iBter when ber boy had grown up and all but forgotten
the golden days of his childhood. Kor Into life came the
first rocking horse, spotted and prancing, built on tne
same lines as they are today. No steed of warrior ever
possessed more Are than did Dobbin as he reared and
tossed on the sitting room floor, gripped by a pair of
dimpled knees, guided by bands that were so pink and
soft that mother often kissed them. Ah, there have
been horses since then, pedigreed and costly. There
have been automobiles, perhaps, and palatial cars. But
not. one to compare with the horse that made the trip
from the old settee to the rocking chair, and that was A
part of your life.
Then Dobbin went to the attic and life stopped being
all sunshine and the sky was not all blue and you en
tered on that period of existence when duty often takes
the place of pleasure, nnd the days mean more and the
smiles are often mixed with tearst Such Is life, as it
Is lived. It Is good to know that the demand for Noah's
arks anil rocking horses Is growing. We still try to start
our children right, along the Simple Way, we try to do
our duty by them as long as we can keep them children,
and after that, hope. It Is the only way.
Largely With the
' "We want the women of this country to set a higher
standard of respectability for men. At present the
women are too lenient toward and too forgiving of, bad
conduct." The words are by Judge William McEwen,
of Chicago, in an address before the Woman's club of that
Th';y are tiuc words. So long as a man can hide
his moral leprosy under evening clothe9 and remain
"respectable," so long will he cling to his moral leprosy.
And so long as this sort of man is received In Bociety
by good women so long will he be "respectable." It is
almost Incomprehensible how women will smile upon men
whom they know to be corrupt. leniency in this regard
is treason to the woman's sex.
Judge McEwen goes on to say: "I can remember a
day when drunkenness was regarded as a uovel pastime.
But a sentiment against It sprang up among the women
and the evil has greatly abated. Drunkenness ceased
to be respectable when woman put the ban upon It. Yet
the drunkard Is a harmless Idiot by the' side of the liber
tine. When a woman receives a man of loose morals
on equal terms she la being, kind to a serpent which
outvenoms all the Nile." The iudue is ria-ht What
he says is not all new, but It is one of the things that'
must be said over and over again. Women must adopt
a stricter code of morals toward men.
Brought Close Home
: From San Francisco Chronicle.
Although i 0,0(10 miles from the scones of the awful
tragedy that is being enacted in Russia, the sorrow of
the situation there was brought vividly home to the doc
tors and attendants of the Central Emergency Hospital
yesterday afternoon when Gertia Galpern, a pretty young
Russian Jewess, was carried into the hospital in a state
of collapse. She is now at the hospital hovering be
ween life and death and filling the ward with her heart
broken sobs aud cries for "mamma."
Last evening Miss Qalpern received a letter from
her sister, and It was a veritable wall from the heart of
that land of riot and death. The letter was dated at
Saratoff, the place where Miss Galpern was reared, and
which she left but a few months ago. The sister In
Russia states In the letter that she and her children
have been in hiding for four days with nothing to eat;
that it was only a question of time when the mob would
discover their hiding place and the end would soon fol
low. She says that a brother has already been butcher
ed In the most brutal mauner, and there la another sister
who has not been seen for several days. There Is no
mention made of the parents, and Miss Galpern concluded
from that that they are dead, but her sister wished to
spare her the pain of reading ot It.
Lying in the ward in a semi-conscious state, tho
heart-broken girl murmurs, "Mamma, oh, my poor mam
ma; something In my heart tells me she is dead." Then
she goes off Into convulsions, after which for a time she
lies like one dead.
Miss Galpern lives at 962 Folsom street, and is em
ployed at the Golden Gate Clothing store, 23 Golden
Gate avenue. She has a sister in San Jose, who has
been sent for, and the two lonely Russian girls will be
together today. Physicians at the hospital say that un
less the girl changes for tho better right away, her heart
will brobably fall in the strain It ia now under.
A True Heroine
From Humble Life
Mary Somag, of Chicago, Is a heroine. Mary doesn't
know she is a heroine. She doesn't even know the
nieauing of the word heroine. She is nine years old.
Her mot her died about a year ago. Besides Mary there
are six children Mike, aged 8; Rosle, aged 7; Georgia,
aged ti; Susie, aged 6; David, aged 3; Plnke, aged 2.
Mary mothers all of them.
She geta up at daybreak to get her father's break
fast, so that he may go to his work. Then she helps to
dress Mike and Rosle and Georgie und got them off to
school. After that she feeds and washes Susie and
David and PInUle. Mary cannot read or write. She
has been too busy to learn. Her mother was delicate
and Mary had to help with the others. And now her
big brood takes all of her time. Besides being u mother
Mary Is financier and general manager. She pays the
rent. Shu buys the children's clothes and washes and
mends them. She gets all the father's wages except
what is reserved for bis pipe and bis- carfare. She
makes ev ry cent count. The neighbors say that tho
sjontag kids always appear clean and tidy.
Just a slip of an Irish lass with a warm, brave heart,
but a heroine Just the same. Do yon know, we need
new and wider definition of heroism? A hero, In our
definition. Is one who does the unusual, the startling
thing. Whereas, real heroism Ill's in doing the usual
thing, doling It over and over with smiling face. The
heroism that labors silently, sutlers gladly is the heroism
that Is to save the world. Let the frenzied financiers
rage. Let tho great strut in their pride. Let the cen
sorious preach their pessimism. The glory and the
blessedness of tin race is in its every day Mary Sotitags.
FRED WARDE COMING
Mr, Frederick Warde, who appears
at the Elks' opera house Friday after
noon and evening, gives this advice to
young orators: "Speak every word
clerly and distinctly. Do not use em
phasis unless you have something to
emphasize. Do not saw the air with
your hands. Never make a movement
unless you have a reason for It.
Speak what you believe and then you
will have the consciousness of Integ
rity that will put strength In your ap
peal. Never lose your temper." Sin
cerity and absolute belief in what one
has to say Is, in Mr. Warde's opinion,
the most Important perquisite for a
HOOLIGAN COMING CHRISTMAS
One of the realistic scenes In " Hoo
ligan in New York," which will be
seen for the first time In Albuquerque
on Christmas afternoon and night, Is
the actual reproduction of an opium
Joint in Mott street, In the heart of
New York's Chinatown. The scene
shows a Chinese laundry, and back
of It the den where wretched victims
of the drug jnhale tho poppy fumes.
Mr. Kenyon, under whose supervision
the scene was produced, was formerly
an attache of the United States lega
tion at Hong Kong. While there he
learned to speak the language of the
country, and on his return to New
York he made a careful study of tho
Chines quarter In that city. His
ability to converse with them In their
native tongue gave him opportunities
which few white men of education
have secured, and he has staged a
scene which is thrlllingly realistic and
correct in every detail.
IT MATTERS NOT HOW MANY CHRISTMAS GIFTS A MAN MAY RECEIVE HE WILL ALWAYS
BE EXPECTING SOMETHING VERY HANDSOME JN THE WAY OF
A Christmas Tie
DON'T DISAPPOINT HIM.
WH HAVE A BEAUTIFUL LINE OF CHRISTMAS NECKWEAR, IN EVERY SHAPE AND STYLE
THAT IS CORRECT.
MANY OF THE SILKS AND SHAPES ARE CONFINED TO US FOR THIS LOCALITY AND CAJNOT
BE FOUND ELSEWHERE.
WE HAVE THE CHOICEST CREATIONS OF THE
Leading Neckwear Makers
THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN TOWN TO BUY CHOICE NECKWEAR, AND THAT IS AT A
''HE'LL" BE SURE TO LIKE HIS TIE IF IT COMES FROM HERE, FOR WE LEAD THE TOWN rN
NECKWEAR, SILK MUFFLERS, FANCY SUSPENDERS AND SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.
M. MANDELL, Fine Clothing and Furnishing
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Claret, Port and Sherry Wines make
good Chirstmas gifts when bought
from Stern, Sehloss & Co.
NICE, CLEAN WHEAT HAY, A
FINE FEED FOR YOUR COW. THE
CLARKVILLE PRODUCE CO., 602
SOUTH FIRST STREET.
HUYLER'S AND LOWNEY'S CAN
DIES. O. A. MATSON & CO., SOLE
Genuine Straight Kentucky Bour
bon sold at Stern, Sehloss & Co.
All Profit on Furs for This Week. '
i Every Piece at Cost. f
B. ILFELD & CO. "
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has been, since the celebration became a custom, one of its -most
' celebrated features. Every age has done its best to glorify with
melody this greatest of all festivals.
A visit to our store will show you that the present century
has reached the highest point of perfection rn musical instruments.
See and hear the beautiful CHICKERING BROS., BUSH &
LANE, ELLINGTON, HOWARD, VICTOR, PRICE & TEEPLE, and
the many other makeR of pianos exclusively sold by us in tue
Our prices and terms place musical instruments within the
reach of every home, no matter how humble.
The largest stock of VICTOR TALKING MACHINES AND
RECORDS can be seen and heard at
2 LEARN ARD & LINDEMANN'S
Established In 1900. THE SQUARE MUSIC DEALERS. 206 WEST GOLD AVENUE.
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WE HAVE A WELL ASSORTED STOCK OF
, Reliable in quality and moderate in prices. As our stock la
too varied to enumerate, we would be pleased to have youcaU
and inspect our goods and to assist you in making a selection.
205 RAILROAD AVE.
MKW B4RMKTT BUILDING
THE S'OBC roi9 BRAIN FOOD
About your Xmat presents. Com to this .tore we'll help y n se
lecting your nifta that you intend to give.- Our stock ia to varied
and extensive it is no trouble to choose for man, woman or child.
Bric-a-Brac, from 25c to $10.00.
Dressed and undressed dolls, from 15c to $5.00.
TOYS. TOYS, of all kinds, from 5c to $8.00.
FINE STATIONERY, from 25c to $5.00.
RARE NOVELTIES, of every description, ranging from 10c to $15.
A Christmas Store Complete
WILL BE CONTINUED UNTIL
A store full of entirely new 'offerings for Christmas shoppers
good that will not be found in other stores.
BENH AM INDIAN STORE
Cor. Railroad Ave. and First St.
OPEN EVERY NIGHT.
FOR CHRISTMAS COOKING.
The finest flour is an absolute
essential, especially for cakes
and pastry. The "Empress"
brand is a flour thai never yet
has been surpassed In any par
ticular, its flavor is fine and
delicate, it has fine body, and
full of those nutritious quali
ties so desirable in a family
114 West Copper Avenue.
Buy a Charter Oak Steel Range
for a present. Woman is a
slave over an old cook stove.
WE GUARANTEE THEM
BORRADA1LE & CO.
117 Gold Avenue, - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque Foundry and Machine Works
R. P. MALL, Proprietor
Iron and Brass Castings; Ore, Coal and Lumber Cars; Shafting.
Pulleys. Grade Bars, Babbit Metal; Columns and Iron fronts for
Ropmlrm on Mining and mill Machinery a Mpmclalty
Foundry eat side of railroad track. Albuquerque, N. at.
NVIIKRIC TO DTXE WlOlVrJ
Santa Fe Restaurant
REGULAR MEALS, 25 CENTS.
Service a la carle, Day and Night. Prlvute dining rooms.
OYSTERS RECEIVED DAILY. FISH, LOBSTERS AND CAME IN
1'uder Savoy Hotel, opposite Paneiiger Hotel.
C. E. SUNTAGG, Proprietor.
Suggest HAVE YOU A TELE- f
I'HONB IN YOUK HOME? Enable
you to order groceries; call the physl- 0
dan; perform social duties, etc. Bates f
from five cents per day up. Let us . v
tell you about IV 0
The Colorado Telephone Co.
Room 18 N. T. Armljo Building.
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