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Doesn't Know Much About
the Strike in Mexico, and
Therefore, Doesn't Say
Much About It.
'It seems quite like the Bowery,"
said Edwin Gould, of New York city, as
lie stepped from his private car ixie"
at the union station this morning-. Mr.
Gould arrived from -a week's visit to
Mexico, his first trip to the capital,v
and he doubtless meant that El Paso
looked like the Bowery in comparison.
"Just a pleasure trip," explained the
man of the world known name. "I have
been on a trip through the southwest,
and the jog into Mexico was just a side
trip." Mr. Gould, who among other
things, is president of the St- Louis
Southwestern railway, is traveling with
William H. Taylor, vice president of the
"Cotton Belt," and Dwlght C. Harris,
Mr. Gould's cousin.
"Railroad business is better all over
the United States now since the
threatened panic three years ago," said
the member -of the railroad family. Mr.
Gould entered Mexico by way of Laredo
over the L and G. X., a Gould estate
line The party left El Paso on a spe
cial train for New Orleans over (the T.
& P. Mr. Gould will meet F. H. Brit
ton, vice president and general man
ager of the Southwestern railway at Ft.
Worth. L. S. Thorne, general man
ager and vice president of the Texas
and Pacific, and J. W. "Ward, division
superintendent at Big Springs, met the
official here, and Mr. Thome's private
car was pulled out by the special train.
"Are you interested in the threatened
walkout of American railway men In
Mexico?" Mr. Gould was asked before
the departure from this city. "Only in
a general way," he said. No, Mr. Gould
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on West San
had not gone to Mexico to investigate
the condition. No, he did not think that
there was any danger that employes of
4he Gould lines, directly connecting
with the National Railways, would re
fuse to handle Mexdcan freight in case
of a fight in Mexico.
"I talked with a conductor about it,"
said Mr. Gould. "And he said that it
was very humiliating for the Americans
to have to teach the Mexicans how to
run trains when .they knew don't you
see?" Mr. Gould said he had only
talked to the confruotor about it.
"This conductor said," he continued,
"that the Americans would not walk
out. because that would bring about
just wiat they did not want, don't you
"You mean that they are just bluffing
"Well, X wouldn't put it that way in
tho paper," said the railway magnate.
Edwin Gould is a small man, with a
close cropped beard. He has a notice
able habit of looking away when he is
talking. But he is very polite.
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J) This is 5 on
Shows His Bitter Peeiing
Over His Indictment on
a Libel- Charge.
At the protest meeting of property
owners, who objected to the, 90 cent
minimum rate for water service, M. W.
Stanton declared to- the 150 citizens
present that "the mayor ana city offi
cials have ceased to.be the servants of
the people and have become the ser
vants of public corporations," and
therefore the mayor had not refused but
had acceded to the request for the
granting of the petition presented by
the receiver, and granted oy Judge T.
During the course' of his remarks
Stanton said that because he had pro
tested against the granting of the
franchise to the International Water
company, he had been Indicted on a
charge of criminal libel simply because
he told the truth and he then said: "I
notice the newspaper reporters are here
tonight so they (meaning city officials)
will probably have some real libel
against me tomorrow all right.'"
Elfers PreKides. '
The meeting was called to order by
Dr. W. R. Weeks. E. B. Elfers was
chosen as chairman and Dr. T. A, Bray,
as secretary. Mr. Elfers explained the
reason for the meeting was to protest
against the order Issued by judge Maxey
and petition him to rescind it.
P. E.' Gardener read the order of the
court, granted upon the petition of the
receiver, and the agreement made by the
city. He then moved that a committee of
five be appointed to investigate the mat
ter and prepare a petition to be present
ed to judge Maxey.
M. W. Stanton, who sat on the front
row next to Capt. Brack, suggested that
he might be able to enlighten them re
garding the procedure that had been
taken and Brack said: "I do not know
anything- about the justice or injustice
of the minimum rate;. I only know it Is
provided for in the franchise; it is the
Jaw and that law was not made by the
"All I want is for the receiver to be'
relieved of his responsibility. The mat
ter was presented to the court and he
construed It to mean that where two or
more families lived in a hoube the mini
mum rate could be charged each. He
asked what had been the custom iuother
cities and was shown that this was the
custom in Boston. Atlanta and Omaha
a-nd in several ofhers."
'Bon't Want to Rfalse Rate."
"The question had beeii asked, why did
we not ask .for a raise iterates and the
reason is that some people in this town,
good men and true, believiv and have so
expressed themselves, that, the water
company made money on the central
plant and then used it for uaklng ex
tensions. ' V
"The receiver was appointed for the
purpose of demonstrating whether or not
the plant, economically run will pay a
0 S fill E U 11 hDDHeLD
to Secure a Fine
the Investment as
fair return on the investment. In the
meantime there will be $ 12,000 interest
due on bonds March 1 and 44,000 taxes
due February 1 and the receiver must
raise the money.
"The water company agreed to our pe
tition, the bondholders did so and the
city did so insofar as the present re
ceivership is concerned. I think that by
April 1 judge Maxey will- be here and
if you have any objections to file he will
receive them, I am sure' and we are per
fectly willing that the matter should be
taken up in the court and that, you
should make application to have the or
der set aside; that Is your privilege
What About Rate?
George S. Allen then asked this ques
tion: "If a man has a stable and two
horses and water connection he pays 90
cents per month. His neighbor has a
stable with 40 horses and he pays 90
cents per month; is that just?"
Capt. Brack replied: "I cannot answer
as to the justice of the fate; you will
have to go to court with it. The mini
mum rate allows 4500 gallons per month
for 90 cents. If you use less ypu pay
Aljeu then asked: "Wasn't the order
issued by request of the city, didn't the
city and the receiver and the Water com
pany present the petition to judge
Maxey' and he say let it go?" ,
Brack: "Yes. No. He construed the
franchise to mean that this rate was
right and issued the order."
There were calls for Stanton and he
replied rather bitterly and with some
"I don't know anything about other
cities. Judge Maxey did not pass that
order; he simply agreed to it as any
other judge would do.
"A judge relies upon an attorney and
makes an order where an applica
tion Is made. I don't think Mr. Wyatt
was called upon to make that construc
tion. Did he ever do that before?"
Dr. Weeks here interrupted with the
remark: "Yes, I have been paying for
three years on that agreement."
Then Stanton continued: "If judge
Brack would lok behind that mini
mum charge hjywould see the reason
for the franchise. It provided for a
90 cent rate for each connection.
Therefore, if I have two houses, and
even if my family lives in both, so
long as there is a connection to each
I should be compelled to pay the mini
mum rate for each.
"J. H. Stewart, a member of the
board of aldermen when that request
for a new franchise was made, knew
how to construe the minimum rate and
Watts explained to him that he could
not furnish water otherwise, the ex
penses were too great.
"I do not understand Capt. Brack's
talk as to demonstrating something
and he speaks of paying interest on
the bonds. It is an admitted fact that
the water company has a well up there
that has never been used and we are
asked to pay Interest on the $100,000 it
threw away; that's all rot.
AttacKs City Officials.
"Let us look at the history of the
transaction with the water company.
Several local people went into it and
I am sorry for them, but we can't pay
for the money they have lost I can
name men who were here and had
money to put into a water plant and
could have run it, but they did not.
"I know one man who owns eight
water plants who went away from
here because the people who had the
it now stands
franchise wanted to hold him up for
$300,000, and I can show that to them
in black and white if they want me to.
"If there has been any one thing
demonstrated it Is that the people out
there do not know how to run a
.water plant and they want the people
to pay for their mistakes.
"Indicted For Libel."
"They went to the city council; I got
into the newspapers and they indicted
me for criminal Iibelbecause I told the
truth. I see the reporters are here
tonight and they will navp some more
libel tomorrow," evidently meaning
that he expected the council to seek
his indictment- again on what he was
saying at the meeting.
"Then they raised a talk about mu
nicipal ownership; I'm in favor of
municipal ownership; I'm In favor of
anything in preference to the present
company. It has made so many mis
takes that the bonding companies
would no longer protect it. Is It any
wonder vthe bonding company agreed to
the order of judge Maxey.
"I know one engineer, who has been
in this town a long time and under
stands his business. He went to them
and offered to build a well for $40,000
or $50,000, and they spent over $100,000
for it, and now they say the receiver
is going to demonstrate. Who asked
him to demonstrate?
"After this the city council wasn't
clever; it gave the Bell Telephone com
pany everything it wanted.
"The honorable city attorney says
in the same breath, he doesn't think that
this is the right construction and at
the same time allows them to put
"You can't read this ordinance and
tell -what it means. Mr. Burges evi
dently drew that ordinance: what does
Billy know about families?
Poor Man's Burden.
v "Why should it charge rooming
houses, where several families live,
more than a hotel? Why don't they
charge me;, why don't they go above
the tracks?" It is the same old story
of the poor man carrying the burden.
I am no philanthropist, but I do be
lieve in fair play.
"This is a plain case of graft: you
can call it what you want, but that Is
the plain truth.
"Some one was talking about this
matter and trying to blame it on judge
Maxev. I feel sorry for him If Maxey
hears of it. He is a fair, square, im
partial man and judge', and you need
not argue with him; just present your
petition and he will construe it in the
way it is."
Stanton Makes Charge.
Then Geo. Allen asked: "How much
will the company raise this way?" Mr.
Stanton replied that he did not know,
and Phil Bargman said: "About $75,000
Then Allen asked: "What should the
mavor have done?" Stanton said: "The
mayor should have protested. It was
his duty to do so as the servant of the
people, but the trouble Is that he and
the city council have ceased to be 'the
servants of the people and are the ser
vants of public corporations."
Then E. B. Elfers read from the peti
tion that it had been the custom of men
building houses to collect from their
tenants for waterrent, they themselves
being the consumers and asked how
many present had done that, to which
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a number in chorus replied, "We give
them water free."
W. E. Anderson, manager of the
water company, said that he did not
believe this to be customary and knew
of only two instances where this was
done and could quote only one, saying
A. P. Coles & Brothers did so.
Then seven men instead of five were
elected to the committee to take ac
tion in the premises, the men selected
'being Louis Goodman, J. B. Badger,
Phil Bargman, J. A. Rogers, J. M. Mc
Afee. George Allen and Beauregard
Goodman moved that the committee
be empowered to raise funds to bear all
Uie expenses ot me movement aim mis
met with the approval of those present.
They then adjourned, subject to the call
of the committee, which will meet to
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at St. Clement's last evening, from the
double text. Matt- 16:16 and Mark 14:71.
"Between these two points," declared
the speaker, "there is a great gulf,
which at first seems incredible. Peter's
fall, however, from the point of his
greatest exaltation was no accident. His
downward steps are as plain as the j
rounds of any ladder.
"In the first place his ideas of his
master's kingdom were mixed with
error. His views were material and
worldly. He was glad enough to be a
member of the kingdom, but without
stopping to count the cost. He had too
much confidence in himself had the
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with others. He put his opinions against
those of his master. Hac ne zaken
Christ at his word, instead of boasting;
he would have gone to pray. So In the
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