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EL PASO DAILY HERALD, TUESDAY, APRIL
THE DAILY HERALD
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El PASO. TEXAS.
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An Independent Republican
ntmM Enforcement of Existing Laws
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. B. B. SLATER. Editor and
I. l. WEBBER. Ass't. Gen. Manager.
H. L. CAPELL. Business Manager.
JOHN SNEED. City Editor.
C. C WATSON. St-ecial Representative.
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tention. THE PROMISE OF BETTER CITY
GOVERNMENT. NO CONTEST
One battle does not make a conquest.
The campaign Is but just begun. The
m brush has been won in magnificent
trie by those who oppose a contlnu
aee of the old regime of ring rule.
Waat Is coming after is problematic to
the men of both factions. But it is safe
t say that the Morehead faction will
met submit tamely to the will of the
Majority. They are going to fight to
the last ditch, and the opponents of
the ring must not think that they
have got over the worst of their
Republicans realize that, as things
are at present, they cannot do much
to help along the good work. While
individually they are as a rule sup
porters of Hammett. they are not tak
ing any active part in the campaign,
for several reasons. Democrats are
proverbially touchy about accepting or
seeming to accept support from the
republicans, and there are no doubt a
good many democrats who would re
fuse to support , a ticket that had a
savor of republicanism about It. In
the case of the Hammett ticket, there
has not at any time been any Indica
tion of a desire" on the part of its sup
porters for assistance from the repub
licans at least outwardly. The con
test has been entirely within the lines
of the democratic party, and represents
solely a revolt against ring rule and
corruption within the party.
It is to be expected that the victor
ious faction will make a clean sweep
of all the offices. That is what the
neoDle expect to see. and want to see
It would emphasize the importance of
the victory in a way that could not be
mistaken by the people with the mum
milled moral sense.
What the better element of the town
has been fighting for during a long
term of years is now. it appears, about
to be brought to pass. The result of
the primaries last night signalizes the
end of ring rule, at least for the pres
ent. The boss will probably be deposed
and a new regime will begin. The
names, of the candidates for the various
c -es as they appear In today's Her
ald are a sufficient guarantee that the
new conditions will be far better than
the old. There is promise of a live,
competent administration, whose ambi
tion will be for something higher than
to make as much as possible out of the
As it would be impossible to select
any ticket that would be acceptable
to everybody, naturally there are some
men on the ticket that would lend
weight and dignity to It If they were
to be left off. But the general aver
age Is high, and the promise is very
Rood for marked Improvement over
the nresent set of professional office
holders. There is hope for better ad
ministration of Justice. There Is hope
for a better police organization. There
Is hope for a systematic plan for city
improvement. What more can be
asked? if we get an administration
that is a trifle above the average In
stead of below it. we shall be fortu
nate. The Herald of course cannot assume
to speak for the republican party,
whether as an organization or as in
dividuals. But it does seem that the
party can serve the city best by re
fraining from taking any action that
might be . turned to account by the
Morehead faction of the democrats. If
the Hammett ticket is elected, the re
publicans will have received what they
themselves have ostensibly been fight
ing for better government. The re
publicans could do no better if they
had the matter In their own hands.
The republicans will meet in a few
days. It is to be presumed, to decide
what action to take with regard to the
forthcoming election. It is to be hoped
that they will decide to make no con
test at the polls, either in their own
name or in the name of any other or
ganization, whether it call itself inde
pendent or something else. Nothing
can be gained by such a contest, ana
it might result In endangering the
prospects of the Hammett ticket, which
certainly represents' "good govern
ment" as no other movement has ror
A LITTLE STUDY IN
It was like a scene on the stage last
night, at the second ward primary.
Crowded in the district court room and
the rest of the building were anywhere
from one to two thousand men. more
than nine-tenths of tbem Mexicans
who could not speak a word of Eng
lish. The presiding officer at times
made his remarks in Spanish, without
the formality of translating them to
the few Americans present. Th Mex
icans were all there to "work for a
dollar a day." or two dollars, as the
case might be.
To understand the conditions there,
it was necessary to visit one or more
of the "corrals." where these "voters"
were kept during Sunday and yester
day. There were two types of these
corrals. In Chopin ' hall there were
some three hundred or more Mexicans
of the lowest type, dirty and ill smell
ing. A band occupied part of the plat
form, and played at intervals, when
the crowd yelled "Musica." The rest
of the platform was occupied by half
a dozen kegs of beer. cups, and buck
ets. The Mexicans had swilled the beer
until they were too drowsy to walk to
the platform to get it. and some of
their number passed it around; tin
cups were dipped in buckets, and the
guzzling went on. The men were bleary
eyed and tired looking. Some were
asleep or reeling in their seats. The
floor was soaking wet with stale beer
and spittle. Most of the Mexicans
smoked cigarettes. There were per
haps three or four white men present.
As long as the men in the corral kept
sober they were permitted to come and
go at will, but when they got silly
they were restrained by force from
going out of the house. It would never
do to let the other side get hold of a
half drunken voter, for the voter might
have his mind changed if the price
were to be raised half a dollar. So
the roan at the door took bold of the
man's shoulders and wrists, and more
or ' less gently led him back in
and stood with his back to the door.
The crowd was quiet and orderly, there
was no loud talking or reveling. It
was just a long tedious wait, until the
human cattle should be needed to cast
their vote at the primaries.
At the Red Light dance hall, the
most notorious resort in the tenderloin
there was another type of corral.
Crowded about the bar were dirty Mex
icans, a few white men. and "girls"
dressed In pink .ball dresses with all
the accessories it was bright sun
light. The beer ran freely, and there
was music for those who were not too
stupid to dance. About the door stood
a number of police officers in uniform.
There was no excitement, and there
was no trouble of any sort during the
day at any of the corrals.
Shortly arter seven In the evening
the forces of the two factions were
marched to the primaries by their
leaders. They made quite an army,
filling the street for a block, and the
sight as they crowded Into the court
bouse, hooting and yelling, some of
them reeling with drunkenness, was
one to incite respect for our republi
can institutions. Once inside, they
were under the will of the leaders, who
controlled them by a wave of the arms.
There were two tl"l;et8 to be voted
on let It be renip- oered that here
were two factious of the democratic
party struggling for supremacy and
one of the tickets contained forty-four
names printed in one column, while
the other had thfe names In two col-
umns. This was the only way the Mex
icans could tell which ticket to vote.
They knew the money was coming to
them for merely casting the little slip
of paper In the box. and they were con
tent to wait.
It was purely a question of which
side had the most money to spend and
the best organizers among the Mexi
cans. The whole thing was handled by
not over a dozen white men. yet there
were over fifteen hundred "votes" cast.
The voters were herded like cattle.
Nobody asked where they lived, or
how many times they had voted be
fore the same evening. Eery thing
went, and the man who could gain a
vote by cheating, lying, bulldozing, or
purchasing, was admired as a "good
Such things as this are calculated to
Instil in the minds of our Mexican cit
izenship a due sense of their obliga
tions to the community, and the priv
ileges of being an American freeman.
Every law on the statute book is care
fully and consistenly fractured, every
one of the ten commandments Is brok
en every minute, the whole procedure
is one or absolute anarchy and defiance
of law. and of the rules of common
decency, and yet it is out of such a
reeking mass that we are expected to
distill honest men to occupy official
Some readers may wonder how it is
nossible to reconcile this editorial with
the one that precedes it. There is but
one answer out of the primary, as
now conducted, commonly comes some
thing worse than what we have had
seems to have been better than what
before. Out of this primary the issue
we have had. Without in any way
condoning the offense of those who en
gage in the corrupting practices des
cribed, there is no reason to qualify the
former assertion, that the new regime
would approximate good government
more nearly than the old.
A GREAT NEED FOR
' HONEST ELECTIONS.
In a vear and a half the state of Tex
as will have the opportunity of voting
unon the proposed constitutional
amendment, making the payment of
poll tax. necessary in order to vote at
any election. It is said that the poll
tax would become delinquent the first
of March, but it is "not clear whether
the noil tax could be paid at any time
by adding a penalty. The good of the
new law. If It Is to be at all effective,
will come from prohibition of voting
unless the tax is paid at least a month
in advanca of the election. Six
months would be better, a year still
better, but unless the tax is paid be
fore the first of March in any year.
and a receipt presented to the regis
trar, or at the polls, there should be
It Is the duty of every Texan who
believes in common honesty ant. com
mon fairness in elections to support
this amendment. It will be at least an
Improvement over present conditions,
and it is better to take a little at a
time, and always go ahead, than to ask
for impossibilities and sulk If they
cannot be had.
Texas also needs a primary election
law. In a number of states they have
advanced this far, and the subject Is
being agitated in many others. The
time will come when the primaries will
be conducted with the same care that
ought to be used at elections. This
city seems to be so used to corrupt
practices that it is doubtful if much
can be done. But it would be a good
line for the Texas republicans to
adopt. They ought to work for the dis
franchisement of the corrupt and ig
norant Mexicans and negroes, for the
purification of the party, and for clean
and honest elections. It has been well
said that a minority party can afford
to be virtuous. It might, be the means
of building up a strong white opposi
tion party in this state, which would
be the best thing that could happen for
the state, and for every city in it.
The local republicans would make a
good stroke if they would stand boldly
for honest elections, and prepare
themselves to make the stand more
than a mere bluff. It is one- direction
along which work for good govern
ment would produce direct beneficial
The movement of settlers to the
great noithwest is larger than it has
been for a decade. Most of these peo
ple come from the crowded eadt. but a
good many come from overseas. And
the bonafidc settlers who come to this
country to make thtir homes and to
add to the productive power of the na
tion are always welcomed.
The movement towards a union depot
is one of the most hopeful signs of the
times. The city will give it hearty
support, especially if the plans as to
location are carried out as now ru
mored. The history of America and its va
rious subdivisions seems to be made
up of elections and interims. And the
elections drip off around the edges.
'Tis better to have bossed and lost
than never to have bossed at all. C.
Ms your mamuia cross? Mine is
awful cross! Does your mamma say
Hush 1 when you laugh or make a
little bit of a noise t My mamma does.
She has nerves, papa says."
The mother who overheard this ac
count of herself would feel heart-broken
to think of the shadow cast hy her misery
on those she loved. Yet her condition Is
real. Her nerves are strained to the
point of torture. Lack of appetite and
loss of sleep increase lier weakness.
Such a condition mav, in general be
traced to disease of the delicate womanly
organism, a cure for which is found in
the use of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription. It establishes regularity, heals
inflammation and ulceration and cures
female weakness. It tranquilizer the
nerves, encourages the appetite and in
duces refreshing sleep.
x I bad hern a constant sufferer from uteris
disease for five Yearn." writes Mr. J. A. Steorta.
or Yankee Dam. Clav Co.. West Virginia, "and
for six months previous lo taking your mediciue
was not out of my room. Could not walk or
aland, as there was such pain and drawing in
left side and bearing-down weight in region of
uterns. accoraoanied with soreness. I suffered
constantly with headache, pain in hack, shoul
ders, arms and chest j and could not sleep nor
lie down. When I had taken three bottles of
the medicine the periods were regulated, I
wus not so nervoun, could sleep well, and the
pain in side aud liearing down hud vanished.
My health is belter at this time than it has been
in hve years."
IH. Pierce's Pellets sllinulale ttic Il.
Hungary says hypnotism is a crime,
and prohobits its exercise.
PROCTOR ON CUBA.
From the Philadelphia Pref-s.
Senator Proctor agrees with every
other observer who has visited Cuba in
predicting since his return the peace
ful adoption of the terms proposed by
congress to the new i-.tate.
The longer these terms are discussed
in Cuba the more difficult it will be to
find objection to them. They propose
nothing but a guaranty against disor
der, yellow fever, the cessation of Cu
ban territory to foreign masters or its
foreign invasion. The prohibition of
these things and the protection of Cuba
from foreign debt, invasion or acqui
sition, imply no "sovereignty, jurisdic
tion of control" on the part of the Uni
ted States. The terms all leave Cuba
free to be peaceful, prosperous and
well governed. They do not permit
freedom for yellow"fever, riot, disorder,
debt, or foreign cession or invasion,
and any proposal that this was implied
would have been scouted three years
ago. when the Teller resolution was
What Is really being worked out in
Cuba is a system under which Spanish
American states can be part of a great
American system, in which each state
shall be free, sovereign, and indepen
dent, but guaranteed against the evils
of revolution, -pestilence and debt,
which have hitherto sapped their pros
perity. The United States does not
seek to annex them. They may not
want to be annexed. They must, then,
remain independent, but free revolu
tion and free yellow fever can no long
er be permitted as in the past, because
the world grows small.
Under our federal systems states
keep their sovereignty for all local pur
poses and for national purposes are
part of one antion. As Portq Rico has
shown, various questions render this
plan less easy of application to a
Spanish-American island, not ready to
become a state and which may not be
ready for a generation or more.
By slow degrees the case of Cuba is
working out a larger, freer system, in
which Cuba, and perhaps other Spanish-American
states will in the end
continue free in all ordinary foreign
relations, independent and sovereign,
but in which the United States will act
as a guarantor against riot and disor
der, yeilow fever and tropical disease.
extravagant debt, and foreign invasions
and foreign claims on territory.
If this plan works it will be the bet
ter for'ail concerned than either future
annexation of the past regime of revo
lution, riot, yellow fev-;r, and period
ical interference by the United States
against Europe and to protect a govern
ment as in Mexico, as a boundary in
Venezuela. Such a plan may avoid the
difficulties on one side of complete cor
poration with the United States and on
tho other the arrested development of
Spanish-American government by rev
olutionary disorder. Instead of in
creasing annexation there will be the
United States, a union made up of ho
mogeneous states, and to the south
free and independent Spanish-American
countries, working out their indi
vidual destiny protected by an Amer
ican guarantee from disorder, pesti
lence, extravagance or invasion.
CATTLE SKI-LING HIGH.
One Hundred and Forty-three Head
Chicago. 111. In the three days dis
persion sales of the noted Long Branch
herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, owned
by Charles Escher & Son of Botna.
Iowa, which closed today in Dexter
park amphitheater. Union stockyards,
there were sold 143 head, realizing $68
80. an average of $481 per head.
This is the greatest average ever
made on a like number of cattle of any
breed In the world. The highest priced
row was imported Kirivinian to Con
tine Brothers & Stevenson. Holstein.
Iowa, for $1700. and the highest priced
bull was Orln of Long Branch, to A.
C. Binnie. Alta. Iowa, for $1300.
All household goods at once. Pur
ties desiring furniture, carpets, etc.,
will do well to call at residence of Mrs.
I. Blumenthal, 808 Mesa avenue.
Massage at Natatoriuni Turkish baths.
Joshua 8. Reynolds, President.
LJiyssM b. Biewarc, learner.
First National Bank
EL PASO, TEXAS.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. $150,000
C R- Morehead. President.
J. C Lackland, Cashier.
State National Bank
ESTABLISHED APRIL. 1881.
A legitimate banking business transacted In all Its branches. Ex Changs
all the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest prise paid tor
H. L. Newman. President. T. M. WIngo, Cashier.
A. P. Coles, Vice-President, Win. H. Webb, Assistant Cashier.
J. Q. Lowdon, Second Vice-President.
The Lovdon National Bank
Capital Paid in $100000
The Purchase and Sale of Mexican Maney and Exchange a Specialty.
Safety deposit boxes for rent, Telegraphic transfers to all parts of the world.
Enrique C. Creel.
J. George Hilzinger,
THE INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK,
Transacts a General Banking Business..
Issues Drafts on all parts of the world. Buys and sells Mexican Money.
Pays Interests o n Deposits in its
SAVINGS BAN K DEPARTMENT.
Open from 9 a. m., to 7:30 p. m. Sheldon Block.
The Accommodatio n Bank of El Paso.
H. Lesinsky, President.
B. P. Michelson, Secretary.
THE H. LESINSKY CO..
AND JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS.
We carry a complete line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, and guarantee all
our goods to be first-class. We solicit the trade of dealers only, and give
especial attention to mail orders.
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j NAGLEY, LYONS .IcBE AN, jj
; Expert Funeral Directors and Embalmers ; ;
X Office Open Day and Night
FUNERAL DIRECTOR and
Fine Funeral Furnishings- Competent Lady Assistant
S. El Paso Street. Phone 2 11.
I New and Second
The New Store at the Old Stand is Where the Prices Talk. '
A TRUE CONFESSION IS FOOD FOR THE SOUL.
I promised the public to pay
more good tor tneir money man any
taiK ana siana vy iu
C. C. SHELTON,
116 SOUTH OREGON STREET. Across from Zeiger Hotel.
Let us take your Measure
For your winter suit
We guarantee a perfect fit and will show
you the largest stock of samples to select
from. We also carry a complete line of
Gents Furnishing Goods.
The Tailor. 104 El Paso St
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Use the BAR-LOCK Visible Writer.
Visible Writing Saves Time and Labor.
' Permanent Alignment Saves Expensive Repairs.
Saving Time, Labor, and Money is Practical Business.
RUNKLE & PEACOCK, General Agents.
SHELDON BLOCK. EL PASO, TEXAS.
Do you want to get good value
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? goods at the
Model Cash Grocery I
They buy for cash and will give you the advantage gained by selling j
you good goods at a low price. Call and be convinced that they will
give you better goods for less money than any other house in the city.
The proprietors.JONES '&TOUSANT.s
will gladly show goods and quote prices
whether you buy or not.
Don't forget the number. 316 San Antonio street. Telephone 254.
W. M. Flournoy. Vice-President.
Jos. F. Williams, Asst. Cashier.
Joseph Magoffin. Vice-President.
J. H. Russell. Asst. Cashier.
H. E. Dillon,
- Ass't. Cashier.
A. Solomon, Vice-President.
S. J. Freudenthal. General Manager.
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H Paso St.-
Telephone 197 X
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