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EL PASO HERALD
Friday, April 8, 1910.
El Paso Credits, Good and Bad
Most People Pay Their Bills; Some PaPer Read before Business Men By H. Y. Ellis, Secre
tary of Business Men's Protective
Of the Causes Of Bad Debts. . Association.
EVERY man engaged in active
business is interested in the ques
tion of credits. Practically all
business transacted in El Paso is done
on a credit basis. A few of our mer
chants have started out on a cash basis
and have followed it out consistently
and have made it pay, but these may
be counted on the fingers of one hand.
But, whenever a concern once does a
tract it presents it agrees to return 4. Every member should report all
this advance to you at the end of three
years in case its collections for you
have not covered the amount you have
paid it. However, it reserves the right
to continue the prosecution of a claim
past the three years period in case it
slow and undesirable accounts. In this
way we will know the good ones. They
are the ones you want on your ledger.
5. It is time well spent in lo Dicing
after and getting only good credit ac
counts. It is gratifying to know the
HOTEL MEI WILL'
n SB caa fat a&
El Pasoaris Arrange to En
tertain Large Number of
thinks there is any chance to make good ones, and it is too late to know
collection. This looks fair enough.
but it enables it to hold your money
credit business and then goes on a cash j always, My firm is out $27.50 cish
basis Its', days are numnered ere long j on this scheme a clear case of send
lt has to close its doors and retire from J ing good money after bad and los.ng
thp field. Thre have been two recent i that also. And there were several
examples of this kind here m El Paso, i other houses that were done the ame j
Facilitate Trade. ! -way among them one bank that T
The object of credit dealings is to j know of.
fanimsirA ,i. TTndoubtedlv it is nan- Another plan, which I scarcely think
dler to send out goods charged and
have them left than it is to send a
C. O. D. to the "housewife, and then find
she is not at home, or else has a $20
bll that no one in the neighborhood
can change. Then if the delivery is
made and the money paid, the delivery
boy has to make an accounting upon
his return to the store during the bus
iest part of the day.
A C. O. D. customer is not a regular
customer. Our best business mey have
found that a large and steady business
cannot be built up along these lines.
IXwt People Pay Their Bills.
It -is clear, then, that a thorough
knowledge of credit ratings is essen
tial to the conduct of any business. The
records of the Business Men's Protec
tive association, of which I have had
the honor to be secretary since its or-5
the bad ones after they nave beaten
6. Just hang a card, "We are Mem
bers of the Business Men's Protective
Association" in your store. It will
help you collect your bills.
7. Know your customer before you
credit him. Tf h will not nav voul
j neighbor he" may not pay you.
S. Let your customer wait while j'Otv
investigate bis references a good man
is only too j?Iad for you to look
would work well here, Is ono em
ployed at Chihuahua. A "bad bil" col
lector dresses himself up In red i him up.,
clothes and a red hat he is known as j ' Mutual Organization.
the Scarlet Man. He follows his vie-1 9. Many an account becomes slow
tim around and stay3 with him, con- I for the reason that the merchant does
stantly presenting his bill until the I not present his statements regularly.
man either goes crazy, pays his bill or t 10. Remember we are a mutual or-
leaves town .
Another method, wnten has some ad
vocates. Is to offer the account for sale j
at a bargain by means of circulars or
dodgers. The idea of th's is to make
public the delinquency tn same as Is
done by clubs and our nvn chamber
of commerce when it places the nime
of members in arrears on rho bulletin
Rules of Association.
Here are 12 rules 11 down by the
Protective association which. If fol-
ganization, show that over '90 percent """ "" " " "
of the people of El Paso pay their bills bad cfed: ,
r- ,. t i to tVA rare nf the 10 , As e Texas laws say the "dead
" "i"k"-'J- -"- "" .....- l10!,('i Anr. 1,,ta i- i.. -UJ Mil
MK.a.1. uwo uui uavc -u im-J iil? .Jill,
then why should you credit him? No
hanker or wholesaler opens an ac-
percent that are either slow pay or
totally bad that has called this asso
ciation into being. ,
Its effect has been, during the two
years and a half of Its existence, to
make difficult If not impossible the
abuse of this credit privilege. It is a
protection not only to the business
men, but to the 90 percent of custom
ers who pay their bills when due.
Through its good offices it enables a
responsible man that may come to re
side among us to establish a credit
standing by furnishing the associa
tion with credentials from those who
knew him from whence he came.
Theory of Cred'ts.
The theory of credits is that the fu
ture is to be read by the past. If a
man has always met his obligations
promptly, heretofore, he will most like
ly do so in the future. This like all
other theories does not always workl
out in practice.
It is said that some customers will
pay cash when starting in to trade at
a store; after a month or. two they
will ask for a little accommodation
until pay day, and, when due? may
pay up promptly. A good credit is
count without a rating or recom
mendation. Why should the retailer
he expected to?
2. By cooperation we have sue- J
ceeded In putting credit 'conditions on
a much safer basis. Let us continue
the good work.
3. Don't open an account on j'our
own judgment. Use our rate book. It '
shows the combined experience of the
ganization and if we should expect,
prompt payment we must likewise be
prompt in paying.
11. You should endeavor to collect
all accounts as they become due. Tour
customer then feels free to buy and
his, account is a more profitable one.
12. Zealous workers always have
the interest of their business at heart
and should by cooperation work for
! the betterment of credit conditions.
In closing I wish to tell you a
story I heard J. J Ormsbee tell re
cently. A visitor at the national capl
tol had some business in one of the
government department buildings.
"When leaving, and going down one of
those magnificent marble stairs, his
foot slipped and he went bumpety
bump down the stairway. When about
half way down he ran into a woman
who was descending the stairs, with
the result that she sat down in his lap
and they went bumping down togeth
er. "When the bottom was reached,
the woman was considerably frus-
El Paso's hotel proprietors and man
agers will on Saturday night and Sun
day morning entertain the New York
delegation to the meeting of the Hotel
Men's Mutual Benefit association at Los
Angeles on April 12 to 17. The delegation
is scheduled to arrive at 5:30 pf m. on a
special train over the G. H., from San
Dinner will be served by El Pa&o ho
tel men to the guests at the Sheldon
hotel at 6:30, anl during the serving
of the courses, each will be presented
i with a Mexican hair hat, decorated with
a ribbon on which will be printed, "'El
Following the dinner the guests will
be taken to the Country club .where an
impromptu dance will be given. Re
freshments will also be served.
On Sunday morning at 10:30 oclock a
tour of El Paso and Juarez will be made
in two special street cars, after which
they will be taken to their train at the
union station. They leave El Paso Sun
day afternoon at 1:30 for the coast.
The personnel of the visitors includes:
New York: Mr. and Mrs. "W. H. Seaich,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Tieruey, Miss
Genevieve TIerney, E. M. Tierney. jr.,
W. H. Valiquette, Miss S. Valiquette,
Mrs. Mary Wagner, Miss May and W.
E. Wagner, Mrs. E. B. Washburn, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry F. Wood, .Mrs. Theodore
F. Wood, and Miss Theodora Wood,
Frank A. K. Boland, James Runcinian,
Mrs. James Runchnan, G. C. Russell,
C R. Sandstedt, W. Johnson Qulnn,
Mrs. "W. Johnson Qulnn, Fred A. Reed,
Mrs. Fred A. Reed, C. K. Nott, Julius D.
Mahr, Mrs. Julius D. Mahr, Joseph G.
Mason, Paul Halpin, Frank Halpin,
Thos. HIHard, Mrs. Henry A. Hurlbut,
Eawrenee R. Kerr, Mrs. Lawrence R.
Kerr, David H. Knott, Mrs. W. O. Gra
ham, Chas. F. Larzelere, J. E. Leech, J.
Drug Brought Erom Orient
, and Then Shipped Across
Border Into Texas.
Tfck T e ws-
Ail afterncon trains are reported on
Mexican Kisses, 25 Cents.
Cotiir1ov nnlv rr-a nrill ViaVC fn Kale
'our own make, of delicious 40 cents a
pound Mexican kisses for 25 cents a
Potter DniR Co.
The grand jury at El Paso is now in
vestigating what Is believed to be a gi
gantic plot to smuggle opium across the
Texas border from Mexico, says the Sun
Antonio Express. ,
Nine men are in jail at El Paso
Jackson's Sanitary Grocery
Has fancy white asparagus, 3 bunches
for 25 cents.
t Phone 333.
Grebe cleans cloHies. 413 N. Oregon.
Dr. Carpenter, orrlce st the Eye and
Ear hospital, Stanton and Wyomin?.
CUSTOMS INSPECTORS 3IAKE
JtAID THROUGH "CHINATOWN
In a raid through Chinatown Thurs
day afternoon, customs inspectors, dep
uty marshals, and treasury department
employes seized about 1300 cans which
had contained prepared smoking opium.
Some of the opium cans were found In
cellars and others upstairs in the Chi
nese stores. The bulk of the cans con
tained stamps, but 'several cans were
found which were not stamped, showing
the opium had been brought into the
country illegally. Four opium pipes
were also taken to the federal build
ing, but these were later returned.
There was a scattering of Celestials
but none of them was taken in custody.
Several small .amounts of opium were
found at different places., but the of
ficers did not locate any quantity from
which shipments could be made.
Prompt relief in all cases of throat
and lung trouble if you use Chamber-
charged with being implicated in the j tlstry. most reasonable prices. Over
Dr. Cameron, dentist, reliable den- Iain's Cough Remedy. Pleasant to take.
trated and did not move. After wait- p- McCann, Mrs. J. P. McCann, Frank
ing as long as decorum dictated the
man said, "Madam, this is Nas far as
People In EI Paso Hotels
From New Mexico.
At the Sheldon Lee Glascock, Ala
mogordo; R. M. Jackson, Alamogordo;
JLAL Harlan, Fort Bayard; H. Vincent
"Wallace and wife. Bent; Mrs. Flora
Howd, Beni; G. A. Hyde, Tularosa; N.
Yaller, Las Cruces.
At the Angelus O. W. Miller, Alamo
At the Zftlsrer Albert Linflaner f!n-
thus established. But pretty soon this iumbus: Thomas G. Atkins. Demin'r.
individual pays part only of his ac- J From Arizona.
count, giving as an excuse tnat ins j At the Sheldon J. R. Montgomery,
house renjt had to be paid. In the
course of three or four months such
a customer can owe a merchant for
$25 or 150. and then,-move to some other j
part f-iopn and--do the same thing
over. ' ' - " n
Cooperation of 3Ierchants.
Formerly, merchants of our city havt
let such customers gojahead wjth their
work saying, "They, have stung me. let
them do my competitor also." But now
such cases are reported to the Protec
tive association, which is- merely a
clearing house of credit Information,
and such work is prevented.
I, myself, saved $130 which" I am
satisfied J would have,lpston one per
son had It not have-been'f or the asso
ciation, and in another case I trusted
a 'young sporty' for $18, afltlrough
warned by the association that he
would not pay others. L fancied, how
ever, that he would certainly pay me
but he -didn't.
Lax credits will spoil Vour best cus
tomers, and causejvou to lose them.
They will .avoid your, place of busi
ness when .they have the cash to spend.
On the other' hand if you force them
to pay you, you not only gain the
money they pay. but you also gain
itheir respect end future patronage.
"Spare the rod and'' ejioil the cus
The Cause of Bad Debts
At the. St. Regis V. F. Fuzzell. Tuc
son. At theAngelus C- T. "Wilson, Tucson.
- At the Orndorff W -.A. Murray. "Tuc
sow? F. M. Hartman- and wife, -Tucson;
R. Fleisher. Nogales; W. P. Wise. BIs
bee. At the Zeiger Mrs. G. "W. Jones,
Globe; Joe Slembach, Globe.
At the Grand Central J. C. Murphy,
At tlie Sheldon L. C. Brite. .Marfa.
J. W. Rixon, Alpine; P. B. Fitzer, jr.,
Alpine; E. C. Cannon, Midland; o! W
At the St. Regis A. H. Johnson and
wife. Dallas; Adam Thompson, Dallas.
At the Orndorff C. M. Kemper,
At the Zeiger S. B. Tullons, Valen
tine; "W. R. Tullans, Del Rio; G..H. Cox,
Van Horn; A. A. Cox, Van Horn; A. A.'
Cox, Van Horn; T. D. Love, Sierra
Blanct; E. M. Black. Barstow.
"W. A. Udan, San Francisco; "W. S. Ben
son, Portland, Ore: "W. Mc Williams, Mil
waukee, Wis.; T. T. Varaey and family,
At the St. Regis. S. P. de Arce, San
From New York.
'At the Sheldon J. W. Brookwalier.
At the St. Regis Lc- Jose A. Yanez,
John Mahnker, S. P. Berns, Edward
Haase. L Isaacs, Miss Selman.
At the Sheldon E. A. Peckman, J. A,
Rao"?enett, Charles E. Vinson.
At the St. Regis James Dell, D. D.
D.; O. L. Hunter, James Goss, J. M.
At the Angelup Er G. Moriiger.
At the -Grand Central Dr. and Mrs.
From St. Lonls.
At the Sheldon A. S. Bouchard, J. R.
Tlas.dale, E. R. Hale.
At the St. Regis D. T. Broderson, C.
At the Zeiger F. A. Andrews. To
peka, Kans.; A. Dikeman and family,
Farmington, HI.; W. H. Frederick,
Wichita, Kans.; J. E. Stephens. Ash
land, Kans.; W. B. Taylor, St. Joseph,
At Grand Central R. M. Rathell.
At the Sheldon A. J. Munich, New
Orleans: Mrs. M. McCarthy, New Or
leans; Hiram Beshore and wife, Marion,
Ind.; Edwin E. Chase. Denver, Colo.:
Regis Chanvenet Denver. Colo.; Dave
Ochsjer. Philadelphia; George Devilly
a. Merrall, Mrs. John W. Butler, C. A.
Carrigan, Mrs. C. -- Carrlgan, ir. 2s.
Bain and Mrs. G. D. Bayard, John W.
Washington, D. C.,: Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
Sehutt, Mrs. E. W. "Wheeler.
Others are: HW. Smith, Emporium,
Pa.; J. H. and .T. W. Sweeney, Port
Jervis. N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Wehrle
and Miss Lille Wehrle, Stamford, Conn.;
Dr. and Mrs. Percy M. "Williams, Rut
land, Vt.; Chas. D. Johnston Richwood,
W. Va.; Dr. A. V. Jova. Newburgh. N.
Y.; Mrs. S. G. Boyce, Miss G. G. Boyce,
Mountain View, N. Y.; Miss Ella J.
Brown, Tuckahoe, N. t'.; John Burke,
New York; Dr. M. R. Crain, Mrs. M. R.
Cram, Rutland, Vt.; Alex C. Eustace,
Elmira, N. Y.; Charles E. Gehring, New
York; Wm. Gordon, FUshkill-on-Hudson,
N. Y.; H. C. Griswoid, Mrs. H C. Gris
wold, Bridgeport, Conn.; Fred L. Hall,
Mrs. Fred L. Hall, Maplewood. N. H.;
W. A. Reist, Mrs. W. A. Reist, York,
P.; Wm. Lindenbach, Mrs. Wm. Linden
bach. Buffalo. N. Y.; Fred Loughran,
Fishklll-on-Huiidson, N. Y.; J. B. Lun
nej Washingtonville, N. Y.; S. McCul
lough, Hartford, Conn.: Miss F: L. Mc
Donald, Binghanrton. 'N. Y.; John Mc
Glynn, Troy, N. Y.f Mrs. T. A. McKee,
Washington, D. C; D. J. O'Mara, Ma
riner's Harbor, N. Y.; J. A. Oaks, Mrs.
J. A. Oaks, Miss Marguerite Oaks,
Miss Gertrude OaXs, Albanj-, N. Y.
IS OF NO VALUE.
At the Grand Central Paul G. Wuer- j Philadelphia; N. E. Benson, Boston,
schmidt, Ysieta; B. C. Kaiser and wife;
Galveston; W. L. Rider and wife,
At the Sheldon Mrs. M. M. Wilscon,
At the St. Regis B. B. Brown, Rio
Plata; Mrf. L. D. Haskins, Mexico City:
Harry F. Guggenheim, . Mexico City;
The cause of the majority of delin
quencies is laziness or vicious habits.
Moving picture shows and automobiles
have been -the cause of more bad debts
than anything else whisky included.
As Mr. McCawber said: 'Your income
one pound per week, your expenses one
pound one shilling result misery.
Your income one pound, your expenses
19 shillings result happiness."
Credit is something sacred, and the
man who abuses it deals a blow to the
very life of business. He forces the
merchant to charge up his losses
against the customer who pays his
debts. He is nothing more than a
confidence teanl one who; violates
the confidence placed in him "An
honest man is the noblest work of
God," and the prompt paying customer
is like a shining jewel. Be careful of
your fool friends you watch -your ene
The chamber of commerce can well
take up the question of remedial legis
lation, which Texas sadly needs. To
you, I would recommend the 10 per
cent garnishment law, which is in force
In some of our states. Have it 'so a
man's wages could ,be garnisheed to the
amount of 10 jpercent o5 wfoat he
makes. This' would bring but little
hardship upon hisfamily and woa'd
stop a great deal of loss from bad
The records of the most successful
merchants showt'ie smallest amount
of loss from bad credits. One of our
largest business houses, whose deal
ings on a 'credit basis amount to hun
dreds of thousands per year, proudly
boasts that its losses amount to. but
one-fourth of one percent-of its crodir
business. Needless to say it Is a co-'
stant user of the services of the Pro
tective association, and its credit min
Is active in its support.
Every merchant should be as free
to give information gooa or bad as
he Is to ask for it. In our compli
cated system of civilization man can
not live for himself alone.
Collection Methods. m "
A number of different plans Aave
been proposed to force collection" of
bad debts, but one I wish to warrf you
of Is a Chicago collection concern. Its
plan is to take your accounts, which
you have charged off, and try to col
lect them for you for a certain 'per
centage. It asks you for an advance
of a certain part of the expanse of
pushing these claims. In the con-
Mass.; W. A. Stephens and wife, Den
ver. Colo.; M. D. Carlin. Kansas City,
Mo.; W. C. Bergman, Newton. Kans.;
H. D. RIdgers, Kansas City, Mo.: F. H.
Yarman, Bucyrus, O.
At the St. Regis Alfred M. Camp, Du
rango, Colo.; F. A. Woodworth, Denver,
Colo.; B. G. GIdcomb, South Bend. Ind.;
A. C. Fry. Cincinnati. O.: Mrs. w tv
Theodoro Hagerman, Hermosillo, So-M -Tohnman, Kansas City, Mo.; Miss Mary
nora; All May. Hermosillo, Sonora; Al
bert Madero, Chihuahua.
At the Angelus John Allen, Nueva
At the Orndorff G. W. Suits,' Chihua
hua; John F. Robinson, Torreon, Coa
hila. At the Zeiger C. H. Lind, Tigre, So
nora; C C. Green and wife, Nueva Casas
At nhe Grand Central Francisco Mor-
alles and wife, Cananea, Sonora; J. E.
Abernathy, Chihuahua; Inglnero Jose 'J.
de Jauregui, Mexico City; Paul Haughey,
Chihuahua;-0. O. Mattox, Torreon, Coa
hui'a. From the Pacific Coast.
At the Sheldon Fred L. Tuttle, San
Francisco; N.WKent, Mendocino, Cal.;
Johnman, Kansas City, Mo.; M. Miller
unu wne, uenver, xcolo.; H. W. Brook,
Denver, Colo.; J. N. Mordett, Cleveland,
O.; Miss Jennie Atchison, Cleveland, O.;
Miss Roy D. Bragg. Cleveland. O.; Chas'
P. Garvin, Boston, Mass.; Robert Mof
fley, Philadelphia. Pa.; J. A. Gaud and
family, Irvlngton, Pa.
At the Angelus G. W. Sherman and
wife and daughter, Denver. Colo.; Mrs.
O. Bailey, Washington, D. C.
At the Orndorff R. E. Ratcliff Mem
phis. Tenn.; J. Tadus, Memphis,' Tenn;
A. J. Gailey. Denver, Colo.; F. E. Hol
land, jew Orleans. La,; D. R. Horton
Malone, N. Y.; T. B. Severance, Malone!
N. Y.; T. C Hillebrand. Sheboygan,
Wis.; M. Miller and wife, Denver, Colo.
A. E. Suppinger, Brooklyn, N. Y. v '
Waco Man "Will Be Arresed.
Is Shy About $14,000 in
Waco. Tex., April S. A sensation was
caused here this afternoon when it be
came admittedly known that R. B.
Dickey, city secretatry jpi Waco for
many years, is "short in his accounts
about 51C000. The admission followed
an audit of the books by Charles Mor
gan of Dallas, and his report of the
The shortage extends back several
years. Ddckey is not under bond and
as relatives refuse to make the loss
good, the city will have to stand the
loss. Dickey resigned this morning.
His arrest wilU follow.
MORE CATTLE ARE SHIPPED
FROM ALPINE; NEWS NOTES.
Alpine Tex., April PA F. E. An
drews was in Alpine shipping out 24
cars of cattle to St. Joseph, Mo., which
he bought from Jackson & Harmon.
Calloway Phelps and Mrs. Carrie A.
Riggs we're married at the home of
the bride, judge E. F. Higgins offi
ciating S. R. Guthrie was in Alpine from his
ranch jn Presidio county.
HJJ. Luthy and wife are visiting
friends at Langtry.
J. "A.- Pruitt was in Alpine from his
ranch in Jeff Davis county.
James and Jno. Rooney, of Ft.
Stockton came over to Alpine intheir
William Rolling Loses Suit Against
Southvrcstern Railroad for a Check
Cashed for Aliened Forger.
Says the San Antonio Express:
A decision affecting commercial pa
per was rendered in the 4th court of
civil appeals in the case of William"
Rolling vs. the El Paso & Southwest
ern Railway company, from El Paso.
The statement of 'facts shows that
the railroad company owed one of its
employes, B. Smith, the sum of $128.70.
A person presented himself claiming to
be B. Smith, and the paymaster gave
him a draft for the amount drawn in
favor of B. Smith on the general cash
ier of the appellee. The man who re
ceived the draft was not B. Smith, but
he endorsed that name and sold the
draft to appellant. The true Smitn
presented himself and was given a du
plicate check, which was paid off by
appellee and the latter refused to pay
the check on which the name of B.
Smith had been forged. Suit was
brought in justice's court and judg
ment Tendered In favor of appellee.
The court says:
"Unless the name of B. Smith was
signed by him or by his authorized
agent the endorsement was worthless
and the draft did not pass by forgery
to the appellant. The draft was pay
able to the order of B. Smith and no
one could obtain any rights in the in
strument without obtaining the en
dorsement of B. Smith. A forged en
dorsement does not pass title to com
mercial paper negotiable only by Its
The court says no negligence was
shown in delivering the draft to the
wrong person, .but due diligence Was
of the person to whom the check was
delivered. The court affirms the judg
ment of the county court.
plot, two have been apprehended at
Fort Worth and a number of otlier ar
rests have been made along the border
Those Fn jail at El Paso, as shown by
the 'United States marshal's docket, are
John Murphy, Perry Robertson, Charley
Johnson, V. H. Griffin. Alvin Pool, Char
ley Weaver, Joe Smiley and two China
men, Yee Dun Jong and Yee Hing Jong.
One of the seizures of opium was
valued at $9000 and others of smaller
amount have been seized.
Ever since the new tariff law went
into effect, making the duty on opium
higher than it previously was. and as
a result making the smuggling of the
drug a very profitable occupation, the
federal authorities along the border
have been more or less troubled. It
has been known that considerable
smuggling has been going on, and as
a result of he good work of the cus
toms inspectors ana tne uniiea outtca
marshal's department a number of Im
portant arrests have been made.
These arrests, it is believed by the
authorities, have uncovered a con
spiracy to bring in the forbidden drug
that extends along the entire Mexican
border from Tia Juana to Brownsville,
including Calixico, Nogales, Yuma, El
Paso, Naco, Eagle Pass, Laredo and
On the person of some of those ar
rested were found letters and docu
ments giving the names of those impli
cated in the traffic; the prices paid for
opium in Mexico; the places where It
could be purchased; the points on the
border where it was shipped into the
United States; the distributing points
in this county and the prices which
should be received for it.
The names are said to implicate a
number of persons whom the federal
authorities have had under suspicion
for a long time, but have been unable
to catch. A number of them reside m
Collectors of customs at various Mexi
can border cities, the secretary of the
treasury, various United States attor
neys and others have been furnished
with copies of the papers and documents
found, and a number of arrests may fol
low If the men have not become alarmed
by the arrest of their fellow conspira
tors and decamped.
According to the information secured
the highest price paid for the -'dope-in
Mexico is $10 for a fivetael, and
this same tin, is worth in this country,
under the present embargo on opium,
not less than $120, and much more
where the needs of the smokers over
ride the market quotations.
Steamers Bring- invDrug.
Every steamer coming Into Mexico
from the Orient carries hundreds ot
pounds of opium and through the me
dium of organized smugglers it finds
its way across the Mexican border Into
Texas and other places. It is then
shipped by express to San Francisco
and New York, the contents of the
packages being carefully concealed
from those handling It.
That opium smuggling was going on
along the Mexican border has long
been known. Certain Mexicans, Chinese
and Americans haye been suspected,
but it has been hard to secure proof.
Owing to the fact that opium can be
brought across in small packages, the
price being ,so high ,that this pays the
smugglers. It has been very difficult
to bring them to time.
The enormous profits in the smug
gling is shown bf- the fact that each
package was handled by a number of
persons, yet there was enough to di
vide. The man purchasing a $10 five
tael can would get it across the Mexi
can border and would sell It for $30;
$10 to $20 for each five-tael can wa
added on by each man handling it, so
that when It reached San Francisco It
was placed in the hands of the dealers
there at about $100 for a five-tael can.
As each man got his money when he de
livered the- can to the next party, there
was .no danger of any man not g'ettlng
his proper amount of the profit.
Guarantee shoe store. Work guaranteed.
Jackson's Sanitary Grocery
Has Mrs. Dan Kelly's cakes, fresh
baked every morning. 75 cents each.
Mexican Kisses, 25 Cents.
Saturday only, we will have on sale
our own make, of delicious 40 cents a
pound Mexican kisses for 25 cents a
Potter Dnipr Co.
Dr. Willis R. Smith, Skin genito
urinary and rectal diseases. Office rooms
201, 203, Caple's building.
Jackson's Sanitary Grocery
Has the cleanest fresh vegetables in
Dr Starker, 31S-319 Caples. Bldg.,
practice limited to diseases of the eye,
ear, nose and throat.
soothing and healing in effect. Sold by-
Dr. J. A. Hedrlck will occupy offices
in the Coles Bldg., after March 21.
Dr. Cameron' for reliable dentistry.
Buy a Maxwell. Best automobile on
the market for the price. Rader dfc j
Jackson's Sanitary Grocery
Has the cleanest delicatessen in town.
Step in and see.
Dr. Prentiss, specialty diseases of
stomach and intestines. Trust Bldg.
Special, ladies' purses, shopping bags,
El Paso Trunk factory, north side plaza.
Jackson's Sanitary Grocery
Has fre.h California and Mexican
strawberries every day.
Use pure Lucca olive oil, Eagle Brand,
C. Triolo, 419 S. EI Paso street.
C. L. Billington, 709 Magoffin. Tel. 1489.
painting, paper hanging, decorating.
Dr. Cameron, dentist, over Guarantee
shoe store. Auto phone 1744.
Home Made Cakes.
Mrs. Dan Kelly bakes the best cakes
in town; that's why we sell them; only
75 cents each.
Jackson's Sanitary Grocery
4 Phone 353.
Government Makes Report
on Condition on April
Washington, D. C. April S. The
average condition of winter wheat April
1 o o3 S 8"10 Perc5nt compared to
.Z f i year aso and an average of 87
thelast 10 years, according to the de
partment of agriculture's report this
morning. The decline In the condition
ItaSiTnHTl ""iS -- B-d-J ad 3,3.Lst-Feet: Broad
vear iwraV- n i'.-u iu way and 4zu strwu x -Sroadwav.
.year average follows: I ttt . ptttti.ttim i- r -m.. .-
REPORT IS fflOE
Commissioners Send Sealed'
Verdict to Court at
PROPOSALS FOR BEEF AND MUT
TON. Office Chief Commissary. San
Antonio, Texas., April 5, 1910. Sealed
proposals, in triplicate, for furnishing
and delivering from July 1, 1910 to
June 30, 1911, inclusive, fresh beef ana
mutton called for by Commissaries at
Forts Bliss, Clark, Mcintosh, Sam Hous
ton, Texas; Fort Logan H. Roots, Ark.,
and Forts Reno Remount Depot and Sill,
Okla., in accordance with specifications
and conditions set forth in Circular No.
4, Office Commissary General, Washing
ton, D. C, arch 27, 190S. will be re
ceived here until 11 a- m., May 5, 1910,
and then openeu. Prooosals received
and opened same hour by Commissaries
of those posts, each receiving propos-als-for
his own post only. Proposals
will also be received stating prices at
which bidder will deliver beef and mut
ton of temperature not greater than 50
degrees Fahrenheit. Information fur
nished on application. Envelopes con
taining proposals should be endorsed
"Proposals for fresh beef and mutton,"
and addressed to undersigned, or to
Commissary of post bid for. J. E. Cu
sack, Capt., Cljief Com'y.
Jncknott' Sanitary Grocery
Has young, tender, fresh okra, 20
cents a pound.
Palace Cafe, H. B. Thompson,
El Paso Herald Offices.
A. H. Richards. Jeweler.
International Book Co.
Wm. Moeller, Real Estxt.
Herald Lobby Cigar Stand.
H. L. Howell, ReaL Xstat.
agent Herald Bldff.
Y. W. C. A. Lunch and Beat
John Brunner, Tailor,.
J. F. Milner,. C. E. E. 5C, repre
senting hc White Sands C.
Miss Pauline Hilpert, BraM
Standard Home Co.
R. L. Nichols, Attorney at La.w.
J. E. Dutcher, Attorney at Law.
Colorado National Life Assur
ance Co., E. McMillan, Gen. Agent.
Southwestern Portland Cement
The Wm. Jeaninr C&, Inrl
neers and Machinery merchants.
First Church of Christ, Scien
tist, Reading Rooms.
Mrs- A. P. Thompson, itra. TVa.
Noble China Decorations.
Drs. Satterlee & Satterlee. Os
teopaths. Dr. Flora Satterlee and
Dr. iNettle Sctterlee.
Carter & Robertson. Mill. Mine
and Smelter Supplies.
Public Stenographers Co. Ruth
Mrs. J. B. Cass and -Miss Garra,
me Ludlow-Saylor Wire Co.
J. E. Robertson, Mngr.
Lee Sz Woodyard, contracting
R. E. Huthsteiner, "Mechanical
El Paso Printing Co., Herald
building, facing G. H. & S. A.
tracks and Main street.
'RING," THE MASCOT.
"Ring," pet canine and mascot of the
Central station firemen, was chloro
formed this morning, the dog being
crippled so with rheumatism that he
was a constant sufferer. "Ring" was
13 years old and for many years ne
had ridden to the majority of the fires
on one of the hose wagons.
Aifr you contemplating a:
HuismDsra or PisHma
Axe you interested in
If so write Traffic Deportment
Mexico Morthwtsiirn Railway.
Trains leave CIUDAI) JUAREZ '
Mondays, Wednesdays and. Fridays:
1:25 P. M. (Mexican time)
1:00 P. M. (El Paso time)
DAILY SEEVICE From
H". C. FERRIS. General Manager.
T. R. RYAN, Traffic Manager,
uie iu year average follows
iexas, 89 percent and 79 percent.
Colorado, 9S and blank.
"Wyoming 97 and blank
SAXTA FE COUXCIL AXD
SCHOOL BOARD REPUBLICAA
Santa Fe, N.L, April S. The final
count shows that Arthur Seligmnn was
elected mayor over his Republican op
ponent Frank P. Sturges by 224 major
ity and that the Democrats elected
Tomas P. Delgado city clerk, over
Joseph P. Conklin, by 179 majority, and
Marcelme Garcia city treasurer, over
Dr. W. S. Harroun, by 161 majority.
The city oouncll now stands seven
Republicans with a tie vote between J.
W. Akers and John H. Walker to be
decided. If Akers should win the tie,
the council will be solidly Republican.
The school board will consist of six
Republicans and two Democrats.
Mrs. G. A. Martin was called to
Geronimo, Oklahoma, yesterday bj- a
telegram announcing the serious ill
ness of her mother, Mrs. S. M. Redmon.
TRAVELING E. KS.SOANS
May find the El Paso Herald on sale
at any of the following places
NEW YORK Imperial Hotel NeW9
stand; Aixnur .nouuing, ,o. i parv
BELL PHONE 11.
Will get you a buyer.
WASHINGTON. D. C The Kmm
and the Ebbitt; Columbia News AgencV
and Nahl News Agency.
CHICAGO Auditorium. Great North
ern News stands. Queen City News
stands and Empire News ?tands -
PHILADELPHIA The Bellevue. Penn
News Co.. S33 Pearce St. UQ
PITTSBURG, PA. The Lincoln a"i
the Schenley Park.
BUFFALO. N. T. The Iroquois
ST. LOTIS Planters Southern and
Jefferson Hotel News stands.
KANSAS CITY. MO. The Yoma
News Co..- Hotel Baltimore News
stand. Coates House News stand.
ST. PAUL. MINN. Tne Hotel Ryan
MINNEAPOLIS. MINN. The We
DENVER. COLO. The Brown Pm.
ace, the Albany, S. Widom and West
ern News scanas,
A sealed verdict relative to the con
demnation proceedings of the Elepnant
Butte dam project, was determined last
night and forwarded this morning by
C. T. Brown, of Socorro. N. M., to judge
Meechem, of the seventh district court
at Socorfo. Mr. Brown was In El Pasc
Thursday conferring with W. M. Reed,
district engineer of the reclamation ser
vice. The verdict reached, and which has
been agreed to by H. A. Ringer, of
Hillsboro. N. M., and John Mactavish,
of Magdalena, N. M. was made possible
by the use of the telepraph wires, a
number of messages having been ex
changed Thursday between the commis
sioners. Mr. Mactavish, however, Is in
a hospital at Kansas City, and Mr.
dinger is on niq way to Minnesota to
submit to an operation.
The verdict will be received bv W. D.
Newcomb. clerk of the court at Socorro,
at 4 oclock this afternoon. It will
probably be announced at once.
Attending the conference yesterday
between Mr. Brown, who left thl morn
ing for the western coast of Mexico
were P. W. Dent, examiner for the'
reclamation service. Mr. Reed, and sev
eral El Paso attorneys. Mr. Brown
Jinrl tVia nl.. .nmm!.-... i "
.. w.v; vmti uuiiiiiu-iiuiit-i( nowevcr
o.i iuo oniy persons Knowing the terms
of the verdict.
aiionai Railways of Mexico
Account Fiestas de San Marcos
First class round trip tickets, $56.65, Mexican Cy.
Second class round trip tickets, $28.40, Mexican Cy.
Tickets on sale at Union Station and City Ticket office April 14th to
May 5th; return limit May 10th.
El Paso, Texas. City Passenger Agent.
From Austin Statesman.
The rapid growth of local school tax
ation In Texas is the surest sign of a
true educational spirit stiring the peo-
SEATTLE, WASH. International ple. Mav this sniHt mnr ti n-
News Agency, corner of First avenue manifest itself until everv nonir nn.i
Eouth and Washington street: also corner of tho tt. fotc t ..i..i..t
southeast corner of Second avenue and touch. -There is still room for ovnnn.
Cherry street, near Alaska bulldlnsr. sion nnrf -h ,.o i .k
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