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"Thursday, March 2"4. 1910.
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E'RE questioning the distant stars, to lay their secrets bare; do human
beings live on Mars? Is Saturn round or square? We dig into the
niysterv of all the universe, not knowing if results will be a blessing or
a curse. When I was but a little lad, as beautiful as ard, when til the world Avas
young and glad, I played about the yard, and saw the birds in joyous flight, the
gorgeous flowers in bloom; then all the days were passing
bright, and night gave naught of gloom. One day, while rest
ing 'ueath a tree, to dodge the noontide heat, a wondrous
bird camped down bv me, -upon the earden seat. I was not
satisfied to gaze upon its wings o'f gauze; I felt that I its
form must raise, and. hold it in my paws. I was not satis
fied to view the beauties from afar; I was like grown up p3ople who must dig into
a star. 'And so I seized it deed of shame! And there was none to check! And
then a streak of lightning came, and 'hit me in the neck- They put me in niy lit
tle bed, and doped and poulticed nie;"that little ird," mv grandma said, "was
but a bumble bee." -
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A Valuable Permanent Record
BY getting into the permanent record the sworn testimony of engineering
experts, company officials, and more or less able critics, the hearing be
fore the special master is worth, a good deal to this city. The water
problem, is the greatest question of municipal management that we are called
upon to solve at this time. It would be well if the whole record in this case could
be printed for the use of the general public Aside from becoming more and more
important as a problem in municipal supply and government, the water question
will certainly become a political issue and a very bitter one in the near future-
This hearing is bringing out more information than was ever available be
fore. The present difficulties of the water company will almost certainly result in a
substantial raise of rates to consumers regardless of how the present litigation
ends. A higher rate would not be so strongly objected to by the people of this
city provided an abundant supply of pure, soft water be given. It is a penna-
nent, right settlement that is wanted hy the people of this city no less than by
the water company, but fair discussion and business methods must prevail; there
is no need to get angry and spiteful over the matter.
It is not a surprise that the chief justice of New Mexico should come out
flatfooted as a prohibitionist. Most judicial decisions point to all judges as "dry."
yjffi The Exchanges
GREAT SPRING FESTIVALS IN MANY STATES.
Farriiers Lay Aside Prejudice
BOUT one year ago the farmers of Bexar county, Texas, in the neighbor
hood of San Antonio, were putting themselves on record as opposed to
the "dry farming'' propaganda on the ground that the movement would
tend to prejudice people against the state and discourage settlers from coming in.
Today the Bexar county farmers' institute is in session at the San Antonio
chamber of commerce, and the chief subject "under discussion is "Practical dry
farming in all its phases." A number of conservative dry farmers will address
.the feetings and a very large attendance is expected.
It is realked now even by theJfarmers in the rain belt of this country that
the socalled dry farming methods can be applied equally well in a rainfall
country in order to prevent the losses that so often result from prolonged drouths
during the-growing season.
Stock certificates, bonds, notes, mortgages, etc, are not "property" or "per
sonal property," but are merely evidences of part ownership in property located I
somewhere and taxed where located. Every tax on socalled personal property
which includes tax on paper evidences of the ownership of property is a double or
triple tax and is unjust and impractical. The only tax which can be equitably
assessed is the tax upon tangible things, principally upon land values.
PRESERVES AND PIE.
From Austin Statesman.
Hon. Cecil Lyon has leased a hunting
preserve in Mexico, but still runs his
political pie counter in Texas.
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LET THE WORK CONTINUE.
From Hagerman (N. M.) Messenger.
Another big pumping irrigation pro
ject is stirring up interest iu New Mex
ico. The people of Eitaneia have de
termined to irrigate 10.000 acres by snch
means and 3000 acres of that amount
have already been subscribed by farmers
Of that place.
From Tombstone (Ariz.) Prospector.
The L.os Angeles trade boosters pass
ed Fairbank early this morning for Bis
bee and Douglas, remaining but an hour
at each place. The excursionists missed
one of the real pleasures of their Ari
zona journey when they neglected to
come to the only Tombstone. "We feel
mean enough about it to slap them
on tbe wrists.
TO SHELVE OTHERS.
j From Las Cruces (N. M.) Citizen.
Texas has had enough of men like
Tom Campbell, and should do with him
aa Mississippi did with Vardaman and
Arkansas is going ito do with Jeff Davis
shelve him. El Paso Herald.
Yes, and there are men in other states
and in this territory that have run the
gauntlet of their usefulness and will be
accorded similar treatment.
FRANK'S GOOD LUCK.
From Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen.
Frank Strome, tramp in real life, has
been given onehalf the Valvere ranch,
near El Paso, Texas, for saving the life
of Helen Jennings, daughter of the
owner. Such news should be suppress
ed. If openings of this kind really exist
In the hobo world, it may disrupt the
ranks of the workers, who now find it
hard to get the price of a small slab of '
ranch products by working regularly.
N the past few years flower festivals
have become increasingly popular,
and each reason finds new r-Jtip??
added to the list of those already noted
for their efforts in this direction. It
is not strange that southern California
with its glorious sunshine and ever
blossoming plants should lead in these
festivals. Pasadena, tucked snugly
away in the foothills, has become fa
mous for its festivals on New Year's
day, at which time it is a mecca for
fugitives from Jack Frost in the east
The Pasadena festival is divided Into
three parts, the parade in the early
afternoon, the races directly following
and a grand ball in the evening. The
parade is often over a mile long, each
carriage, automobile and float being
actually burled under its load of flow
ers, o every kind and hue.
Sixty thousand violets and 5000 car
nations have been used in decorating
a single noat in one of these parades
terferes with no one except in East
'I have been unable to learn who built
the ditch, but think I may be able to do
so, and have the crossing properly fixed
so it will not be a nuisance," he said.
Robinson reported that he had given
instructions to continue sprinkling on
East Overland and Nevada streets.
City To Buy Adding Machine.
t jA request was maue uy tne rise iaa-
mg Machine company, that the machine
in the office of the city assessor be pur
chased or returned. The machine is used
by city assessor Behr, city engineer
Todd and auditor Booth. Alderman
Cla-vton was authorized to investigate
New Orleans, both as to miles and, so
cial customs, the annual festival in the
great resort is a growth of theSIardl I
Gras idea. Asbury Park terminates each I
t'oTr; L2 ."JS?: &?SElri. Phoned that
walks are lined with thousands of peo
pie wno cheer as 'the tots go b,y.
Mark Twain said on lont occasion:
"We haven't all had the good fortune
to be women, but we've all been ba
bies." The baby parade at Asbury Park
is indeed a great event an occasion
when all grownups are merely "wall
The Show of Jones Street.
The flower festival has reached even
Jone3 street. Probably Jones street has
an unfamiliar sound, but, situated be
tween Fourth and Bleecker streets,
west of Sixth avenue, in New York nitv
It houses 1700 souls and bears the rep-
Hardly less of an attraction is the I utatoln of having but two
t EVERYBODY NEEDS THE HERALD.
From Dalhart (Tex.) News.
Miss Ruth Childress, who is repre
senting Dalhart in The El Paso Herald
subscription contest, is making strides
toward winning the fine automobile. She
spent a day or so In Guaymon last week
and secured a number of new sub
scribers for The Herald. "With push and
the proper support of the Dalhart peo
ple, she will be an easy -winner and one
more auto will be brought to Dalhart.
Support your candidate, the subscrip
tion price is not high and everybody
needs The Herald in their home.
HEART AND THE UNDERTAKER.
From Phoenix (Ariz.) Republican.
The fact has just leaked out at this
place of the narrow escape made by
"William Randolph Hearst, the well
known millionaire publisher and na
tional politician, who a few days ago
crossed the line over in Mexico at
Nogales, of encountering a deadly
Willian Burton, the local undertaker,
a few days ago, desiring some station
ery printed, went to the Free Press of
fice and in order to make the effect of
his letter and bill heads more effective
he thought that the picture of a hearse
would not be out of place. The matter
was taken up with the management and
they ordered the desired cut by mail.
A few days ago the cut arrived and the
forms were set up to print the station
ery, when It was noticed that the cut
was not showing up well. The proof was
taken to the editor, who looked at
it In a very critical manner over "the
tops of his glasses. He confessed
that it was a queer looking hearse
he could find no wheels. He ordered
more "squeeze" on the Impression and
then It began to dawn upon the print
er that something was wrong. Another
proof and the clean cut, boyish coun
tenance of William Randolph Hearst
came out at the head of the undertaker's
stationery. It is not to remain tnere.
however. Mr. Burton has no particular
dislike for Mr. Hearst, but simply can't
use him in his business.
chariot race, which is a careful repro-
uucuon or tnose held In Rome and
Los Angelc Festival.
The Los Angeles festival is held In
the spring and usually lasts about a
week. The name. La Fiesta de las
Flores, is lived up to in every respect.
A parade of which Los Angeles will
ever be proud was that in which presi
dent and Mrsw Mclvinley occupied the
place of honor. Their carriage was
decorated with 10,000 white carnations,
and the horses and harness were spot
The choosing of the queen of the car
nival is an -Important social event. A
feature of the Los Angeles floral pa
rade, which will be sure to linger In
the memory of the visitor, is the Chi
nese dragon, always proudly displayed
by numerous sons of Chinatown. This
is A work of art, being hand embroid
ered and measuring 500 feet.
Snnta Clara Blossomx.
The festivals in the Santa Clara val
ley deserve a place by themselves. Here
the white blossoms of the plum tree
and the delicate Dink of th no..
blooms form a perfect sea of beauty
for about two weeks in the spring. The
festival commences in the little foothill
village of Saratoga, where the first
wave of bloom begins, and as the wave"
sweeps on down the valley, each little
village takes Its turn at celebrating
The principal feature is a drive
through the blossom covered streets,
where young girls bombard each pass
ing vehicle with flowers. Decorated
carriages of all kiDds are pressed Into
service and visitors are treated to a
unique and most beautiful npotio
winter and summer.
But last year a new order was ush
ered in, and in the middle of May a
spring iestlval was held. Here Robin
Hood and his merry men held sway,
the brown drones cavorted to their
heart's content, and the daffodils and
fairies danced and wound the May pole
And above all there were actual flow
ers, wreaths and wands. Beside the
festivals of California, it might fade
into insignificance, but to Jones street
it was as magnificent as a carnival of
Japan, with Its flower calendar, is al
ways observing some festival or other.
The coming of the cherry blossom is
the call for ode writing and the carni
val spirit. The chrysanthemum is the
national emblem. The Dango-zaka in
Tokio is the florists' section, and there
the annual chrysanthemum show 'Is
This usually consists of acres of mag
nificent blossoms, with a few historical
and legendary episodes pictured in the""
blooms, but after the Russo-Japanese
war all this was changed, and the show
ground assumed the aspect of a huge
battlefield. Everywhere were set pieces
showing Kfesize 'soldiers, engaged in
mortal combat with their enemies. The
show continued for two months, the
flowers being kept in a perfect condi
tion by being planted in bamboo skele
tons and watered each night.
While it was not exactly a flower
festival, the feast of liberty, held in
Beirut and other cities In Turkey in
190S, an celebration of the victory of
the young Turks, was the most remark
able demonstration in the history of
that country. For three days the neo-
the tax on express wagons be eliminated
or decreased to $3 per year.
Alderman Clayton recommended that
the petition be denied, saying, "The pur
pose of this ordinance was to weed out
the undesirables and the better class
should ask for an increase rather than
Petitions for electric sljms to be
erected on the following places were
granted: 1. B. Thompson, Herald
building; Ward's Pharmacy. 109 San
Antonio street, two signs; Mrs. L. iL
Phillips, 314 South El Paso street; A E.
Ryan, 212 San Antonio street; C. A.
Stewart, 313 Texas street. '
Alderman Hewitt recommended the
location of electric lights at Kansas and
River, at Campbell and Cliff, and the re-
moval of the light from Campbell and
As it depends upon the season, thjf date pie of the cities went wild. "Freedom,
Or the event fluctuates. thA Pnnl?oc ? i was ths i-l- nr, ,-,-,- u -n. t i.
has been celebrated being March
aiu me latest April 4
Bring the System Up To Date
(From The Herald of this date, 1S36)
Years Ago T?"
JIM CLIFFORD TEMPORARY MAYOR.
HOT ASHES CAUSE A FIRE
THE $80,000 deficit in the public school fund suggests the propriety of a
thorough revision of the entire accounting system of the city and county
departments. The business of local government has multiplied enormously
in the last few years and the amount of money handled now by the various
branches of the local government amounts to approximately $1,000,000 annually.
The system in vogue has not kept pace with the tremendous growth of the city.
No well managed private corporation would tolerate the loose methods that
prevail in some of the governmental departments.
Without imputing in the slightest degree any dishonest motives or acts to
any employe, it is nevertheless true that a degree of carelessness and looseness
prevails here and there that makes it almost impossible to keep track qf-the
small receipts and expenditures.
The United States census bureau has worked out very thoroughly a system of
accounting for large cities. It would be a good thing if El Paso city and county
should pattern their accounting system after that which has been found practical
and adequate in the big cites of the country.
The legislature would revise El Pasos charter to authorize an appointive
school board if the city council should request it. There is every reason why
this action should be taken at the next session of the legislature. The present
elective system is a farce and gives rise to every kind of political corruption.
Appointment of the school board by the mayor would go further than any other
one thing to solve our problem of public school management.
Humane Treatment For Dogs
THERE should be a change in the business of catching and executing stray
dogs before the work is undertaken this year. The cruel methods prac
ticed in the past should not be tolerated. Dogs can't help being dog3. If
their owners neglect to tag them properly it is necessary for the city to execute
them, but their capture and execution should be humane.
How true it is, The Herald cannot say, but it is told that it took an hour
and a half to put the dogs to death by sulphur last year when the pound men
executed a batch of them and that in many instances, the quivering bodies of
dying animals were allowed to lie in the pit for hours after that, all life not
It is necessary to rid the streets of so many worthless canines, but it is not
necessary to be inhumane about their execution if they are not redeemed.
Another point: It is announced that all dogs must be muzzled on the first
of next month or they will be impounded. This is useless. The muzzle is more J
apt to cause dogs to become vicious than if they were left alone, able to get
water and food.at will. And the muzzling is ineffectually done in so many cases
that the general aim of the order the protection of the public is lost.
A great deal of inhumanity is practiced in El Paso, ox horses, mules and
dogs, and the Humane society is going to be rejuvenated and made more active and
effective; The city should give its aid by reforming the dog catching system.
Frank Anderson, who with Joe Hamp
son Is engaged In constructing a rail
road from Mexico City to Acapulco, is
in the city today. He says they have
reached the -summit 50 miles from Mex
ico City and hare completed the line six
miles to Cuemavaca.
Hot ashes set fire to a barrel in the
rear of M. Ainsa's residence on Mesa
avenue at 1:30 his morning. The fire
department was called but the fire was
extinguished without throwing any wa
ter. A new bass drummer has joined the
McGinties. He was formerly with the
"Pair of Kids" company.
Rev. Lum Chow, pastor of the Chinese
mission in El Paso, spoke to the T. M.
C. A. last night on the Chinese work in
juage w. ju. uoiaweu nas secured a
Paul Logan has returned from a trip
to Mexico City.
James Doyle, brother of J. J. Doyle,
who was murdered at Ysleta about
March 1, is in the city to attend the
trial of the two men charged with the
A little boy, who was lost on the T.
& P. train between Van Horn and
Sierra Blanca, was found dead this
morning. Residents of Van Horn pur
chased a coffin for the dead boy and
furnished the father with anoney to get
home. " t
Alderman James Clifford was elected
Uy any longer. No business of Import
anee was transacted.
Aguirro and Chapa, charged with vio
lating the neutrality laws, are having
a hearinc: before commissioner Sexton
As a sharp contrast to these days of
pleasure in California is the custom ear
ned out in Mexico on All Saint's day.
All the cemeteries are filled with peo
ple, who camp out, covering the graves
of their departed with floral tokens,
and afterwards eating picnic luncheons'
on the 'dead tables" spread for the
The day Is not intended to be one of
pleasure, but It nevertheless assumes
that aspect for those who see it for
the first time.
Promptly at noon on the 7th of last
June, president Taft pressed the button
which officially opened the third annual
rose festival at Portland, Ore., and the
reign of the rose king began. The
festival lasted six days, and was turned
into a timo of general merrymaking.
Automobile, horse and "spirit of the
wes" parades vied with one another
in their splendor. In all the parades
the vehicles and floats were beauti
fully decorated with blooms, while
Portland further showed its ability to
raise beautiful roses in a eomnoMtivp
exhibition which was held in the Call- j is a reposoir embowered in
iUW"tt uuuaing at tne fair grounds. A
few days previous to the oneninn- rf tli
festival, a bouquet, made up of the
cnoicest roses to be found in the
18, and houses were gaily decorated with
uunting ana nowers, and inscriptions
of a startling- vcharacter were to be
seen in conspicuous places. For the
first time dn 31 years public gatherings
were permitted, and everywhere there
were to be found groups of Turks, each
with its own speechmaker. Enemy
feasted with enemy, and the word free
dom was hurled about as if it had been
In the province of Quebec, and in
Montreal especially, the procession of
Corpus Chrlsti is an event of consider
able importance. This was first begun
by pope Urban in Italy about 1262, be
cause of a miracle that was performed.
Since that time it has become the great
open air celebration of the Roman
The parade Is made up of the various
congregations, religious societies, chil
dren from the orphan asylums, iittle
girls dressed for their first communion,
nuns, theologians and monks. The high
est dignitaries of the hcurch. one of
whom carries the golden ostensorium
containing the host, walk under a gor
geous canopy. At the end of the march
a mass of
flpwers and green.
Hawaii is a land of fair skies and gor
:eous flowers. It is so favored, in this
pro" tern last" nigh aid rnian rn? to $i J f "Honolulu to
ts declining to act in that capae- pr?senteTto the president bv L tn!, i SS? Perpetual flower festival. The
y longer. No business of Import- Bourne ana nJlitl.11 VSlr. "pn .riving or departing is
verdict In the county court against the i this afternoon-
Jciernatlonal' Smelting company for $250 Metal market: Silver, 6S 1-Sc; lead, 3;
attorney's fees. copper, iflc. Mexican pesos, 53c
HE RALLY OF TH
BOYS, GIRLS AND WOMEN JOIN
Bourne and Chamberlain srfortlv hPfnr
he pressed the button.
"Wild Flower ExcnrsionH.
On account of its myriad of wild
flowers. Colorado has a continual festi
val that Is provided by nature. In Ute
pass, and in many other regions, great
meadows are covered with brilliant,
primitive blossoms. During the summer
the railroads run weeklv "wild flower
excurtfons" for the benefit of the tour
ists. Open observation cars are used
and frequent stops are made in order
that the passengers may gather flowers
and take pictures.
As far distant as is Asbury Park from
decorated with wreaths of brilliant
blossoms. The native dancing girls
wear garlands Instead o& jewels. The
landscape, sometimes hidden behind a
veil of clouds, flashes with many hued
resplendence when the view is cleared.
Some day, when the paths of the
ocean become more frequented by those
in quest of the novel and the beautiful,
it will not be surprising if Honolulu
becomes the scene of the greatest flower
carnival in the world. It has only to
realize upon its natural advantages to
produce the premier celebration of this
Tomorrow The Circus Is Coming.
Rosvrell, A. 31., March 24. The ratification mass meeting of the Citizens
Jfo License complete city ticket, headed by Dr. Gcorpre T. Veal for mayor, was
held last night nt the armory, In which nearly 1000 men, women and chil
dren took part and voted unanimously.
The band of the New Jlexlco 3UHtnry Institute played on the streets and
marched to the armory, vrhcre hundreds of women, headed by ministers,
marched around and paraded" the aisles of the armory, singing, "Onward,
Christians." There were many boys and girls with banners on their breasts:
"Vote for me," "Vote for us," "Vote rl ght," etc.
Dr. Alexander, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, formerly of
Washington, D. C, &ave the opening prayer. 3Iany prominent citizens, Includ
ing lawyers, physicians, ministers, police judge and business men, were on the
Dr. Veal, the 'o License mayoralty candidate, save a clear statement of
his policy, as did exattorney general Wr. C. Rcid, who Is the nominee of the
Xo Incense people for alderman from the Second vrard. Reld, who acknowl
edged that he was a Republican, scathingly attacked the Democrats and the
platform of this party in the forthcoming municipal election.
The Inst speaker was C. J. Hall, known as" "the California wizard," whom
the -o License party had to address the meeting, it i 8aid by enthusiast
that prohibition in Roswell will carry wo to one.
River to Campbell and Caifornia-
Mr. Hewitt said: It has been sug
gested to me that it iwould be well to
establish a detention police station at
the Highland park fire station and place
a cell there to keep a prisoner over
night when necessary.'7 This was re
ferred to Mr. Hewitt for action.
Delay Plumbing Ordinance.
Then came the rehashed plumbin"- or
dinance, but plumbing inspector Makmey
objected to some parts of it and it was
laid on the table with the understanding
that mayor Sweeney, alderman Hewitt,
inspector 3IaJoney and assistant city at
torney Brown will go orer the ordinanc
Monday, to make investigations.
City engineer F. H. Todd reported the
acceptance of the paving on South Ore
gon street from Second street to Seventh
street. This shows $3034.30 due on this
estimate. The contract was let under
. Lne rate oi $i.o o per yard, but it was
wuauiuticu uiiuer ne rate ox i.uo per
yard. The report was approved and the
clerk authorized to draw a warrant to
cover the amount due.
The city engineer also reported that '
the paving on Texas street, from New
man street to Cotton avenue, where two
tpieces had not been paved at the time
the other paving was done has since
been completed. This report was ap
proved and also a bill for $2o4 for the
Complaint Against Pfaff.
Mayor Sweeney instructed the city
clerk to notify the city attorney to file
a complaint against Henry Pfaff for
maintaining a nuisance in front of his
Texas street property where he has
failed to rpave or put down sidewalks.
It was reported that $947.S3 is due
for the construction of the Xcrth Ore
gon street storm sewer, which was approved-
However, this is not a final
Alderman Blumenthal reported that
he had instructed the chief of police to
build a closet in the police court for
storing recovered property, this to cost
A (petition from G. H. Watkins et ala
for sewer extensions in block 79, Frank
lin Heights and block 6, Golden Hill,
Ware and Ware for the Guaranty
Trust company, asked for a reduction of
taxes from $180,000 to $125,500- The
petition was referred to the taxation
R. H. Smith, complaining of alleged
'blocking of Octavia street by the G.' H.
railroad, presented a petition which was
referred to the police committee.
City sewer commissioner J. W. Had
loek's weekly report showed 125 feet of
sewer, 10 feet, 6 inches deep, 10 feet
wide at top. constructed, connecting
Park Pitman's residence on Golden Hill7
eight plugged sewers cleaned; 30 man
holes and flush tanks examined, and 20
y's put in. The report showed $1585
collected for y connections made during
The report of city health officer W. H.
Anderson for the week showed a total of
26 deaths, 10 being Americans. 14 Mex
icans, two Chinese. Three births were
reported, all being Mexicans, one being
a male and two females. The cases e
contagious diseases reported existing are,
whooping cough 50: smallpox two;
measles 110; typhoid fever two,; chicken
pox four. One case of scarlet fever was
reported after this report was made.
During the week 56 patients were
treated at the hospital; 25 at their
homes, while inspections were made of
197 meat, markets; 115 dairies; 26
slaughter houses; 262 cattle: 16 hogs;
60 calves 32 sheep. During the week 67
pounds of meat and one hog were con
demned. There were also 420 vaccina
tions and 49 fumigations.
If anybody has had an idea that Tucson, Ariz., was going to allow herself
to be sidetracked, the mistake ought to be apparent now in the determined
way in which Tucson has gone to work to build that railroad connection with
the Southern Pacific west coast lines in Mexico. In a few weeks Tucson will
celebrate the occasion of her direct connection with the gulf seaports. Re-"
gardless of what plans the Southern Pacific may have to put another mam line
through by way of Phoenix, Tucson will always be an important commercial city
by reason of being the junction point with the Mexico west coasr "
ALTITUDE OF MEXICO
AEROPLANE MAN GOES TO COAST
TOO HIGH FOR FLIGHTS
Mexleo City, 3Icx., 3Iarch 24 Alberto Rraniff, the 31exlcan aviator, has
abandoned his experiments here and shipped his aeroplane to Veracruz.
Braniff never succeeded in flying high nor In staying long In the air. He
brought buzzards here from Veracruz and turned them loose. They Invarlably
made short flights and close to the ground. Half the birds died upon alight
ing. This proved, Braniff says, the impossibility of flying In this high altitude.
City Physician Protests and Mayor Tells Him to De
stroy Ail Such Vegetables Brought to the City
Sub-Police Station to Be Built at the Highland
Park Fire House Busy Morning for the
Mayor Sweeney's return to the city land Park fire station for the detention
was the signal for a lightning speed
couneil meeting this morning and a
barrel full of routine matters were dis
posed of in a session which lasted
exactly 55 minutes.
of city prisoners over niht.
Irrigates With Sewage.
Dr. Anderson, after reading his report,
said: "We have discovered there is a
Chinaman on the government reservation
raising vegetables and using water from
city neaitn oiricer Anderson reported the septic tank there tor irrigation.
that there is a Chinaman on tne nvprn- Ihis, I consider dangerous and would
mtriit refcervutiuii iit run liUSS Who js "rai, Limb mc iuihici uc wiiveii up
raising vegetables by irrigating with the federal authorities. I took it
sewnce. something that i ealoulnfo, un with the present commandant hub
cause iniurv to those eatinir his nrnfinf he stated that his authority is only tem
and the mayor instructed the doctor to Porar.v and he cannot force the man to
have all his" merchandise destroved if it move."
proved dangerous and also suggested Maj-or Sweenev said: "You can de
that he notity the commanding officer strov all dangerous vegetables brought
at the post of the danger to the en- into the city and might warn the author
listed men n thci' eat this garden ities at the post against permitting him
truck. . to sell to the soldiers."
-Mayor Sweeney also gave orders that Volney M. Brown reported that the
the city attorney should file suit Wiley case had resulted in a hung jury
against Henry Pfaff charging him wjtu after 13 days trial, the jury standing 10
maintaining a nuisance m failing to put to 2 for the defendant,
down a sidewalk on Texas street and ! -Express Wagon Stand.
E!"? ti!e fSteL in frnt of hl3 I Alderman Blumenthal recommended
P Tl i,t0 5? t0r. U-P- ' the selection of West Franklin street
The plumbing ordinance was resur- I from Xorth Santa Fe street to BucbWn
rected but laid over in order that some street as a ttand foi express TwaSos
objections on the part or the plumbing , This was adopted. ons-
and meter inspector might be invest i- Alderman Robinson reported the exist-
A cell will be installed at the High- wlthine tySrS gg
iA1l communIcations must bear tht
signature of he writer, but the naa
"111 not be published ftr. ,.
request I made.)
THAT TLAY" GROIIXD.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Improvements are so far advanced bv
way of grass and trees at the liamar
school "play" ground that the boys have
been prohibited from playing their fa
vorite game "baseball" as they must
keep off the grass.
Bid it ever occur to the well meaning
woman that from a boy's standpoint,
trees and flowers are expected in the
front yard, but don't properly belong
to a play ground, where boys are ex
pected to play?
However, the women are satisfied an
that ends it.
CHARLES CLARK'S ARREST
Concerning my arrest on Saturday, 1
will say Brown, one of the deputy con
stables, arrested me after 6 o'clock on
Saturday last, and when justice Mc
Clintock was not in his office to accent
a bond. I was released and told to
come back on 3fonday morning at 9 or
10 o'clock, but I had not returned to
my room but a few minutes until Brown
and Hinckley came to my room and re
arrested me. ""I was taken to jail when
It was not possible to give a bond.
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