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Thursday, April 14, 1910.
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A Well Governed City.
T "WAS a bent and ancient man who toiled with spade and pick, and down Ins
haggard features ran the sweatdrops, rolling ithick. And, as he toiled, his gasp
ing shjhs spoke ftarklv of despair: a honeless look was in his eves, a look of
grief and care. He toiled all heedless of the crowd that journeyed to and fro;
"it is a shame," I said aloud, "that Age should suffer so." He overheard me, and
he said: "I earned this fate, in truth; when young I stained
landscape red; I was a Gilded Youth. I bought the merchan
WEARY dise that's wet. I fooled with games of chance; and now, in
OLD AGE misery and sweat, I wear t'he name of Pance. I was a round
er and a sport, a spender and a iblood, and now, when I loom
npih court, my only name is Mud. I filled myc years with
gorgeous breaks. I thought my life a game; I threw my money to the drakes, and
wallowed deep in shame. I used to hate th sissy-boys, those mollycoddle lads,
who (were content with milder joys, and salted-down the scads; anil now I see
them passing b-, in opulence and ease, while I. too luckless e'en to drt?. am doing
tasks like (these. Sometimes, in racking dreams I see the money that I burned;
but do not .waste your tears on me I'm getting what I earned!""
Copyright, 3910, by George Matthews Adams. CtEdlJLTfi&J-
Votes For Women
SUFFRAGE CAUSE ADVANCES IN AMERICA
(First of Series of Haskin Articles on Suffrage)
(From The Herald of this date, 1896)
ears A sf o
DEMOCRATS ELECT CITY OFFICERS
EXCEPT ALDERMAN JAS. CLIFFORD
HE National-American Woman
Suffrage association meets today
In "Washington in its 42nd annual
convention. Next Tuesday morning at
10 oclock the American suffragists will
move on congress and will present a pe
tition sigued by more than half n. mil
lion American citizens, men and women.
ington is being attended by scores of
the most prominent women lu tne coun
try. Suffrage In four States.
Women enjoy full' rights of suffrage
on a basis of absolute equality with men
in four states, Colorado, "Wyoming,
Utah and- Idaho. The cause is much
THE mayor's annual message submitted to the city council today is highly
valuable as a permanent record. It summarizes to some extent the work of
the present city government for three years past -oncer the new charter, as
well as giving a detailed account of operations and achievements during the fiscal
year just closed. The message as a whole is an important' contribution to the Iit
erature of municipal government. It is, in fact, a splendid testimonial to the effi
ciency of the sccalled 005510 form of government, and its wide circulation
over the country will give El Paso much good advertising.
The message gives evidence that the mayor has thoroughly studied his local
data and devoted much thought to local problems; it shows that he has a broad
comprehension of municipal needs; but more than all, it shows that he possesses
a sort of instinctive sense of municipal management, and The Herald does not hes
itate to say that mayor Sweeney is today, with the special training that can
only come through experience, better qualified for the office than any
other man in El Paso. This is not to say that all his acts and opinions and,
methods are approved, for he lays himself open to legitimate criticism as often as
any other man would under similar circumstances; butthe net result of his three
years of administration has been a proportionate progress, development, and sys
tematizing in our municipal affairs little short of marvelous considering the hand
icap under which the present administration entered office and the unusual burdens
and the many new and baffling problems that have been imposed by reason of this
city's tremendous growth and expansion and the urgent needs arising therefrom.
It is the duty of every citizen, especially every taxpayer, to read and study
the mayor's report It sets forth fully the facts about the city government.
Never before has knowledge of the books and affairs of local government been so
easily accessible to the average citizen. Under the existing system of government
in El Paso, there is no secrecy, no concealment. The old practice of doing public
business behind closed doors has been done away with entirely; the public business
is carried on in the open; the people have confidence in the men at the head of af
fairs; and whatever criticisms the citizens may have concerning certain details of
financial management and expenditure, the actual handling of the public money is
accounted for at every step. In other words,v an individual may doubt the wisdom
or necessity of this or that expenditure, but he has no reason to doubt the honesty
of all the city's financial transactions.
Probably the most remarkable fact about the financial administration of the
city is the accomplishing of so much upon minimum bond issues. The current
funds have been used in bringing about a very large proportion of the permanent
improvements. It was only a few days after the present mayor assumed office
that he placed the city warrants on a 100 basis and they have never been dis
counted a fraction since that day. The present administration inherited a floating
debt of $300,000 from the -previous administration and city warrants were all dis
counted 10 to 20. The city today has no floating debt, and the deficit or un
bonded debt of the city will be wiped out in another two years, or a total reduction
of $300,000 in five years, notwithstanding the public improvement work that has
been carried on continuously during the term of the present administration.
The report on the paving fund shows that from a capital of $200,000 derived
from a bond sale, paving to the total cost of $329,000 has already been done; the
paving report further shows that property owners as a general rule pay up before
they are required to, so that the fund "revolves" faster than was originally cal
The mayor recommends increased salary for many of the city officials and em
ployes. -Most of the recommendations are based on specially efficient service and
some on the necessity of paying good wages in order to secure first rate men. The
proposal to increase the mayor's salary to $6000 per year is strictly in line with
modern business practice and carries out to its logical conclusion the sound theory
taat the'government of a municipal corporation is a business affair to be handled
as any other large corporation is handled. The financial report shows that the city
government handled last year $1,128,000, and the responsible direction of such a
vast business certainly entitles the general manager or mayor to a salary of S50C
By far the most important recommendation of the .mayor is the reorganization
of the system of school management by placing the appointment of members of
the school board directly in the hands of the mayor, making him responsible for
that department of city administration just as he is responsible lor all others.
This is a reform which The Herald has repeatedly and strongly urged for the last
five years- The failure to make the school board appointive by the mayor is the
one great flaw in our new charter, and it should be remedied at the next session l
of the legislature. It is the only way by which responsibility for the schools can
be concentrated in an official truly responsible to the electorate, and the only way
by which modern business methods can be assured in school management.
Other recommendations of much importance are the following: To increase
the fire protective and preventive facilities in various ways in line with the resolu
tions adopted at the recent meeting of -property owners and insurance men; to pro
vide for changing the date at which city taxes become delinquent; to provide for an
extension of the city limits to include all the easterly lying suburbs now enjoying
practically all city advantages; to provide for the initiative and referendum both
with regard to the election and recall of public officials, and the adoption or rejec
tion of franchises; to make mandatory through charter amendment the appointment
bythe mayor of boards of fire and police commissioners; to secure the redistrict
ing of county commissioners' precincts to give El Paso more weight in the board.
Judge Sweeney is soon to retire as mayor, though he will remain on the coun
cil. The Herald moves a vote of thanks to him for his devoted and efficient service
in the cause of good government generally, and specially in behalf of El Paso's'
progress, stability, and general welfare.
Ihe Republicans have conceded that
they have lost today's election to the
Democrats, and the only Republican
city official elected is alderman James
Clifford In the first ward.
Report has just been riPived thp.t
Mexican bandits held up a Mexican Cen
tral train near. Jimenez Saturday night
and nearly murdered "Diamond Dick",
who was guarding the train. Qua nf the
men fired at him twice and though he
was powder burned, he was not in
jured. A portiere flapping against a hot
stove caused a fire -in the residence of
Fred Connors, at S01 Texas street, earlv
tuis morning. However, Col. Xeff ran
a hose over from the refrigerating -plant
and the flames were extinguished after
about $50 damage had been done.
Roland Reed played before a small
audience last night in "The Politician"
and tonight he will appear in the come
dy "Lend Me Tour "Wife."
1 he county commissioners have ap
proved the bond of justice Melcher, of
Van Horn. Ysleta asked that a jail be 53c.
erected there, but judge Hunter said
that if this were done Jails would have
to be erected all over the count, so the
request was denied.
The McGinty club will practice to
The Christian church will hold a
special meeting tomorrow night immedi
ately after the regular prayermeetlng.
l A DODulist ticket was found in the bal
lot box of ward one this morning, and
though the judges did -not know what
to do with it at first, it was finally al
lowed. The Santa Fe train is four hours late
today on account of a snow blockade on
Hose -company number 2 selected J.
J". Connors and J. J. "Watts to attend
the convention in Austin. They were
Instructed last night to try to bring the
convention to El Paso in 1897. "W. J.
Ten Syck and J. J. Purtelle were elected
Metal market Silver. 67 7-Sc: lead,
$2.90; copper, 10 l-4c; Mexican pesos.
praying for the submission of an amend- l more popular in the west than in the
mient to the constitution giving women
the right to vote.
When the Englislf suffragettes "rush
ed" the hoiise of commons the police
became very active, many women were
injured, and many were sent to jail.
The house of commons has not yet act
ed on the question of "votes for wo
men." The American congress will be much
mere polite anoV courteous, and the
American-suffragists will be much more
gentle and womanly. Americans have
much better political manners than
Englishmen, anyhow, and this superi
ority will be demonstrated In Wash
ington during this week and next.
Committee on Suffrage.
Congress has made a habit of being
polite and courteous to advocates of
woman's suffrage. For more than 30
years the senate has maintained a com-
east. The monster petition to be pre
sented to congress next week, said to
be the largest single petition ever pre
sented to a parliamentary body, is
signed by quite as many men as wo
men, and from the western states the
men are in the majority.
The petitions are arranged by states,
and 13 af them are headed by the sig
nature of the governor. The governors
of Colorado, Florida, South Dakota,
California, Minnesota, Michigan, New
Hampshire, Maryland, Idaho, Wyoming,
Utah, Washington and Oregon pray for
the women suffrage amendment. It
will be noticed that all but three of
these suffragist governors hail from the
The First Suffragist.
Although woman's suffrage is further
advanced in some other countries than
in America, it is recorded that the orig
inal "suffragette" was an American
URGE PI1ENT OF
III FOB THE
Water Users Would Bather
Pay It All Than Have
FSIE TO ANSWER CENSUS QUEflOMS
bers tir"" S."5!e- 1; She was Mrs! Margaret Brent of Mary
elected with as muel Travitv is are tho e Iaud' and her demand for votes for
of the finance "omnikS women was made in 1647. Mrs. Brent
The chiinnancwn kv , .1 "tvas the heir Lori Calvert, brother of
xne cnairman'ship. bv one of tliA nn- ' , , ,,. , . ,,
written laws of the senate is Thriven al- I Lrd Baltimore- and executor of the jjs-
wrys to a iiiinrifv ,!f al I tntes of both in the colony. Represen-
of.som rnmmittJ -o i ..- Ill ."l. 11 ! tnat time was based upon property.
use of a mow nrT.o:aT;, "IZ", ! By virtue of her holdings she demand
roam and the services of a clerk and
messenger paid by . the government,
only a few of the older minority sena
tors have chairmanships.
One of these Is senator Alexander S.
Cla3 af Georgia, chairman of the com
mittee on Woman Suffrage. Hls com
When Were You Married; How Old Are the Children and
a Long List of Queries Will Be asked hy Enumera
tors Who Enter Field Friday Hgw the Census
Takers Are Paid Special Table to De
termine Age of Chinese.
The questions a 6 year old boy can
ask his father In half an hour, are a
mere bagatele to the interrogations to
be made by Uncle Sam's census enumer
ators, who begin operations all over the
United States on Friday morning. If
That Roosevelt interview with Pinchot, if reported verbatim, would bring more
money than the dollar a word the colonel gets from the magazines for his hunting
A jokesmith btfa Boston paper has quit his job says being funny jn Boston is
like making faces in church; does but little good and is liable to make lots of peo
Pittsburg aldermen who at one time sold for several thousand dollars
were given away the other day.
WilkesWre, Pa., has three undertakers on the city -councif- Wilkesbarre is
not the onlycrty that is ready to bury. . "
"It's better to be on pleasure bent than broke" is one'of the new ones But if
you are broke, you can't .take out insurance, and therefore don't have to worry
about ihe new rates. Anyhow, it's the baseball season and why shouldn't Elihu
J you live in a city, you will be required
to answer but 35 queries, but if in the
country, a whole broadside of ques
tions will be .fired at you and correct
answers must be given.
The census enumerators, most of
whom, of course, will be dapper young
men, will be armed with a nickel plated
badge and a portfolio containingf the
enumeration blanks. 'Every question
he asks, including "How old is Ann?"
if there is a person in the family by
that name, must be considered not in
the light of a joke.
Answer All Questions.
When the census man. knocks at
your door, you had just as well answer
his call and save your temper and the
time of both by refraining from an
nouncing "Get out of here quick; it's
none of your business where l was
born, whether I am married, or whether
I can read or write."
All the census man has to do is to
refer to his -rules of procedure under
fire," and Tead "Should any person ob
ject to answering any question upon
the schedule, you should explain that
the Information is strictly confidential;
that it will not be communicated to any
person, whatsoever, and that no use will
be mayle of it which will in any way
seriously affect the interests of the in
dividuals. In case your authority is
questioned, show your official badge,
which you should carry with you. Aft-
1 er all other means iave failed, call the
attention or tne person reiusmg iu gnu
the information to the penalty in sec
tion 23 of the census act."
This section provides that any person
over 21 years of age, who refuses to
answer the regular questions-, or who
gives" false information, shall be fined
not to exceed $100. Boarding house
proprietors will be haled into federal
court and forced to pay a $500 fine for
refusing to answer questions or for giv
ing false information.
When "Were You 3Iarricd?
If your memory is none too retentive,
you had best begin refreshing yourself
with pertinent dates. ""Give the date of
your marriage," will be one of the first
questions asked. Perhaps your mother
or father was born 6n some South Sea
Island, or in some other foreign port.
You should be able to announce It off
hand. Perhaps you have been masquer
ading under the age of 32 when you
are really 45. The census enumerators
are supposed to be given the proper age.
If you have 10 unmarried daughters in
your family, whose ages range from 2
to 35, it makes no difference to the cen
The information gleaned by the
enumerator will be recorded on numer
ous schedules. Separate blanks- are
provided for city residents; country
residents: domestic animals not o'n
farms ar(d ranges: irrigated "farm, and
farms you have seen or heard of
where the "ditch" is not necessary for
growing a crop.
How Enumerator Are Pai,il.
Some of the enumerators will -'receive
salaries, having positions; th others
will receive mere wages, having only
Those who receive salaries will work
In the cities. 'iivv will b paid 2A
cents a head for listing human beings.
of joy will run over, that , is, if the
spelling "of the names and the diffi
culty of asking questions does not make
him eligible for a padded cell.
That the government wheels of fair
appropriations occasionally slips a cog,
is evidenced by the fact that John B.
Littler, of Big Springs, supervisor of
the census for the 16th district of
Texas, has been allowed but $40 for in
terpreters over the entire district.
El Paso Supervisor.
J. B. Kilpatrick. supervisor of the
census In El Paso and vicinity, com
njunicated this morning with congress
man W. R. Smith, asking If a Jarger
appropriation could not be secured. But
little difficulty will be experienced In
EI Paso, however, in taking the Mexi
can census, as 12 of the 24 enumerators
speak Spanish. Interpreters, however,
will be necessary in the Chinese district,
and in the event an additonal appro
priation is not secured, Mr. Kilpatrick
stated today he would confer with the
Chinese business men in El Paso and
ask that they supply the necessary
The Chinese Census.
A table for converting the Chinese
dates of birth into their English equiva
lent, is supplied to the census enumer
ators, owing to the fact that the Chin
ese government does not recognize the
For instance, "John Doe." a CHina
man, says he was born on the 10th day
of the third month, in the fifth year of
Hien Fung, or in the 52d vear of th
cycle, which devolves itself into April 25,
1S85. Had "John Doe" been born on the
20th day of the "second fifth" month in
the 7th year of Hien Fung, the proper
entry would be "July, 1S57." since the
"second fifth" month began June 22
It Is not thought, however, that very
many of the American enumerators will
be able to correctly ascertain the date
of birth of a Chinaman, unless assist
ance is obtained from an interpreter, or
the date Is a known fact.
"Whereas at a mass meeting of
the stockholders of the El Paso
Valley Water Users' association
(comprising a majority of the farm
ers of the El Paso valley) held at
the El Paso chamber of commerce,
April 13, 1910, the matter of the ac
tion of the condemnation commis
sion was brought before said meet
ing as to whether or not the price
agreed upon by said commission
should be accepted or rejected by
said stockholders, now, therefore,
"Resolved, by the stockholders of
the El Paso Valley Water Users'
association In fuil meeting assem
bled, that in order to facilitate and
expedite the immediate prosecution
of vigorous work in the construc
tion of the Elephant Butte dam,
we agree that the full amount of
said award be paid out of the funds
now In the treasury, subject to the
order of the secretary of the In
terior. "Resolved further, that we re
spectfuly urge the honorable Rich
ard A. Ballinger, secretary of the
interior of t the United States, to
make such payment without fur
ther delay, and if in his opinion,
it Is preferable to deposit the
money In the hands of the court. It
will be just as satisfactory to the
stockholders of the El Paso Vallev
Water Users' association, prajvided
no action is taken which will fur
ther delay this project, which has
been under consideration by thl
government and Mexico for the
past 21 years. Further, be it
"Resolved, that the secretary of
the El Paso Valley-Water Users' a:s-
chuicu io sena a
copy of this resolution to the secre
tary of the interior. .
"John A. Happer,
"T. Davis Porcher,
,"C. E. Kelley,
"They do big things out iwest .- Tva
never more applicable than at a meet
f H?e stckhoIders of the El Paso
Water Users' association at the cham-S-lf
ofomerce Wednesday afternoon,
when the above resolution was unani
mously adopted following a brief speech
oy J. A. Happer.
Mr. Happer, before his appointment
as a member of the resolutions commit
tee, announced he was in favor of ap
proving the action of the board of gov
ernors, whose decision was o urge
S5Xd f- BallIner- secretary of the
interior, to approve and pay the award
?si V0nimIs.sIoners ,n the Elephant
U. dam ProJect and begin work.
The difference in contention be
tween the government and -the Vic
toria Cattle company Is about $13o,000 "
Mr. Happer stated, "and according to
the calculations, that amount would be
returned in 4hree days- by -the- sub-
sociation. having for Its sole object the 'gave en thT r Eft toTeoViv pasT the Tro.n hL nn0t affrd t0
men. its constitution conferring: -r. iapner then mnro ?.. t.
li i "s .iu-
ed "place and voice" two votes in the
legislature. Her petition was debated
hotly and finally declined.
Under the old province charter of
Massachusetts women voted for all elect
ire officers from 1691 to 17S0. The con
stitution then succeeding excluded1 the
mlttee Hl awake from a hibernation of women irom vounS" ror governor ana
.everai years next TuMav an.i ttIU . . . . -e,.-.-....., ,,&.-
hear th t?aV a., tt,, c." " znom n rsnt as to an otner onicers.
- ... -iiiuo.iiui.aiu ouavi, pres
ident of the Xational-American Woman
Suffrage association plead for another
amendment to the constitution giving
the ballot to women.
Then the committee will go to sleep
again and pay no further attention to
the subject. On the same day, the ju
diciary committee of the house of rep
resentatives will give the suffragists a
hearing, and will listen to arguments
presented by representatives of working
women. The judiciary committee will
listen, and then do nothing else.
Cause Is Advancing.
j The ballot was hedged about with many
restrictions, however, and not one-fourth
of the men were eligible.
In 1S95 the Massachusetts legisla
ture submitted the question of admit
ting the women to the suffrage to a
nlebis'cite of the women of the state.
Of the 575,000 women of voting age,
only 22,204 were sufficiently interest
ed to go to the polls and demand the
ballot for their sex. The legislature
ccncluded that the women didn't want
it, and they didn't get it.
In Colonial Days
TDi,-v-i u . "- muuuii) uciuic cue ucuittianuu
, inegooo. women who are at of Independence In 1776, Abigail Adams
the head of the suffrage associations J wrote to her husband. John Adams, in
i eXP anrtnlns- to be done by Philadelphia, setting forth the political
congress. The suffrage fight in Amer- claims of the women. She said that she
lea must be ged in the states first, longed to hear the news that congress
Jmlni aaiQT r a constitutional had declared the colonies independent
amendment and the storming of con- of England, but she reminded her hus
ff.JLr havfu a" excfent effec iQ ! band that the women ought to be con
tto J Sn.uP onthusia in the several sidered In the question of representa
SMSe "t56 ? mn Suffra-e is i tiou. even threatening to foment a re
advancing it is impossible to deny belllon if they were excluded,
that fact. And In the United States Mrs. Hannah Ie Corbin. sister of
the women mil get the vote just as i Richard Henry Lee. of Virginia, in
nnnnt fJ f f of " T;0mea "f the ! 177S Presented a petition demanding the
country seriously demand it. And that ! wv.f r ,,. tu : - x.
without throwing bricks . through the ,' mover of the "Declaration of Tnnonfl-
SKyiignt o fthe house to h!t
C;annon on the head, or without any
woman going to jail and being fed with
a pump through her nose.
The National Woman's Suffrage as
w i--r- ..,. ..... . T li .
mi; Liurcuise on au-innatritants worm l pwuraent or a rnmm5tto j.i '
-Sft " T inn i i-- - it tH-l,i ij . ,. T "-vc uj. tJiea
speaker I ence and the wife of Its principal ad
nut OT". 1 .. 4. .1- i .... ii .
ocj.ie weie among tne urst sunragettes
The continental congres left the ques
tion of suffrage entirely to the states.
J New Jersey was th only one which j
amendment of the federal constitution ! Tvith
tu petauit women to vote, was organized
in 1S69 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Su
san B. Anthony, and other women who
already were famous for their victories
in the cause of women's rights in other
spheres of activity. There was some
division of sentiment at the time and an
other organization, The American Wo
man Suffrage association, was organ
ized in 1870, with Julia Ward Howe
tnu .L,ucy btone as moving spirits, j
-i... uigauiiauuji sougnt to obtain its
end by amendments to state consUtu-tions.
Both associations held annual meet
ings regularly, but as time passed by
the bitterness of the orlginai difference
was diluted and, in 1S90. the two or
ganizations merged under the present
title. Xatiqnal-American Y.'oman Suf
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was elected
president, Susan B. Anthonv vice-pres-Ident-at-large,
and Lucy Stone was
luuue cuairman of the executive commit- anti,slavery
. 1.. e mai nine me association has
pursued its work along both lines,
fighting for both federal and state con
In 1S92 Mrs. Stanton retired from
the presidency because of advancing
years and was succeeded bv Miss An
thony. She resigned in 1900 nn -no
government under the constitution had
been set up, a revision of the New Jer
sey election law used the words "he or
she," 4n reference to electors, thus con
firming women in the right to vote.
A sufficient number of women avail
ed themselves of the privilege to in
cur the enmity of the politicians, and in
1S07 the legislature passed an act lim
iting the suffrage to "white male citi
zens." This was In violation of the con
stitution of the state, but the women,
apparently, were not sufficiently inter
ested to make an effective protest.
Crusade of 1S2.
In 1S26 Frances Wright fcame to
America from Scotland and began a
crusade for Woman's Rights. This was
the beginning of the movement which
has resulted In the amelioration of the
laws of so many states which placed
women under disadvantages. The move
ment, however, was ahsnrhort in .a
agitation, and it was not
until ijb9 that It took definite shape as
a demand for the suffrage.
The first organized general movement
was begun in 1S4S when a WoTr..
Right contention was held at Seneca
Falls, New York, "to discuss the social,
civil and religions condition and rights
Of Woman." Elizabeth Pofl,. Cfnntn.
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LAXD AGENT INSPECTS
MI3IBRES VALLEY LANDS
Indiana Family Numbered Among Ncvr
Settlers Near Deniing Demin
Deming. x. L, April 14. Jonn W.
Farmer, special United States land
agent, has been inspecting homestead
""iumenis and attending to othen
maiiers in line with his duties as spe
cial agent. He was joined here' by Mr.
Kidelinger. ho is alto in the govern
ment service. anS together they are to
make a tour .. inspection 25 miles
south, west a. id nortli as far as Silver
City and hen to the Mogollon dis
trict. M.. Farmer expresses himself
as greatly pleased with the Mimbres
H h. Bradstrater and wife and
daughter are in town. This family
Somes from northern Indiana,-and are
seeking a less rigorous climate and a
place where fruit and alfalfa can be
grown profitably. Mr. Bradstrater said
mat the Mimbres valley filled the bill.
Senator Upton Is in town on his re
turn from El Paso.
. Charles D. Nelson, the veteran cow
man of the Black Range country and
former sheriff of Grant county, is
spending a few days in Deming.
Congressman Sulzer, of New
York, Expresses Hope
Indianapolis, Ind.. April
success of Democracy is assured." de
clared congressman William Sulzer of
New York, in a speech here last night.
succeeded bv CarriA Chirmi,, rZ i ,7 "-". jiuiuein caay Stanton,
Mrs. cat? retired ta 1904 amiwas fol'' 'H" cClinto' Lcretla Mott and
lowed by Anna iCI slSl'fi: ?'e ?,f.almo el prominence were
pumbent. Rachel Foster -Vverv ,, , , L sPlrits of that movement,
Pennsylvania V-flm sa,me represented today
The convention now meeting0 Tw SlZS
trial freedom for centralization in
government at Washington.' that de
stroys the sovereignty of the state- Cor
political usurpation that subvert' the
iiuuuuu, lor recKiess extrava- j
bttULe l-"a-t s utile less than original
for political policies that create mo
nopolies and enslave the masses 'or
special legislation that tramples un
der fcot the right of man; and for a
restrictive military government In our
insular pessessions, that violates the
basic principle of the declaration of
Predicts Xcto York Rexults.
"I bring glad tidings-from the Em
pire state. The special election for
TepresentaWes in consrress sonn n
be held there will prove all I sav and
be another indication of the way the
political wind is blowing. New York
state will surely go Democratic In the
PHOENIX PROSECUUTOR IS
WORRIED 3Y VANDALS.
Phoenix. Ariz.. AnriT i-i fionr
-r,A in oontc. t- Ho nrripinsro fnr I Punly Bullard, district attornv Is he
livestock. Enumerators working In the ins troubled by some unknown per
country will be paid but $5 iW day and I sons who for the past week have been
lhey must pay their own expenses. taking every opportunity to do dam-
The enumerator who li'jts a large asc to his automobile. "First, the ma
livery stable, in which 150 Jhorses are chine was the target for a number of
stalled will receive the samefee as the none too fresh eggs. The last act of
one who lists a calf j vandalism was the tearing off of the
In the thickly settled Mexican por- headlights and electric switch con
tion of El Paso, the enumerators' CUDS troling the car.
Mr. Sulzer's address was delivered In
wii io me loasi, "uemocratic Oppor
tunity." at the Jefferson birthday ban
quet under the auspices of the Indiana
"Democratic opportunity is at hand "
said the speaker. "The Republican
party has failed to redeem Its prom
ises; it has disappointed the people ir
has been weighed In the balance and
found, wanting; its tenure of official
life is short; on every Issue todav it
Is in minority.
"Every Democrat in the land has hl
face to the rising sun of Democratic
opportunity, and. imbued with hope is
marching on to victory. The weak and
wobbling and incompetent administra
tion of national affairs by the Repub
licans supplies us witn all the poilt- i
v;u.i arKumema u want; and if -we
will present the facts of Republican
vacciliatlon. Republican Inconsistency
and Republican broken promises, earn
estly and fearlessly, to the American
electorate I feel confident our caus"
will be sustained.
"The Republican 'party stands fjr
tariff taxation that makes living a
struggle for existence: for subsidies
that rob the many for the few for
economic heresies that paralyze indus-
CiatiOTV n-nrT ti.ni.tJ i n .
pumica M.r. tapper as chairman
Davis Porcher and C. E. Kellev.
ilartlneas States SItHatloa.
A. Courchesne, president of the El
Paso Valley Water Users' association,
presided at the meeting and first called
upon Felix Martinez, who gave a brief
review of existing conditions. Mr.
Martinez also read the numerous tele
grams exchanged between himself and
RI!SleS(fnia .7 - Smith, secretary
Ballinger and Mexican officials
He also stated that the abject o the
meeting was to ascertain the sentiment
of the stockholders in reference to the
action of the board of governors In
recommending that the government ac
cept -the report of the award of the
commissioners in the Elephant Butte
dam project and begin work.
Following the adoption of the reso
lution, Mr. Martinez urged that all
aYciuuers ot tne water Users' associa
tion should attend the irrigation con
gress in Pueblo.
"We want to seed out the largest
delegation that ever went from El
Paso," Mr. Martinez announced. "We
ought to have a special train carrying
He also referred to the action of he
Colorado legislature, in recently appro
priating $50,000 to fightfthe proposition
of permitting other states to take water
from the 'Rio Grande that could ba
used in Colorado.
Mr. Happer also stated that a re
cently projected Irrigation scheme in
Colorado Is to tunnel through a moun
tain to carry sufficient water to Irri
gate a 2S0.000 acre tract of land that
is not in the Rio Grande valley.
TELLS STORY AND
- IS ASSESSED FINE
ROSAVELL CATTLE SHIPPED;
ACADEMY FACULTY REELECTED
Roswcll. X. M.. April 14. Frank
Divers has shipped 450 steers from his
ranch on the plains to his pasture at
The board of regents of the New
Mexico Military Institute has reelected
Col. J. W. Willson, superintendent
Maj. Pearson. Instructor in mathemat
ics, juaj. .uacKey, physics and chemlstry
Maj. , Thomas, drawing and mathe
matics: Capt. Peele. English: Capt
Spencer, post adjutant; Capt. Thomp
son, quartermaster; Dr. W. J. William
Capt. Bruegganan and several other
Instructors asked that their applications
be laid over for one month, as they are
not ready at this time to submit them
Lieut. Col. W. S. Barlow has ronM.:
been reappointed by the war denart-
"iv.hl ts imuiary instructor for four
Irishman Convicts Himself
Before Justice on Gam- .
John Davis, charged with srambllnsr.
I little thought that when he told a "story
ot an Irishman, he would glve assist
ant county attorney J. J. Murphy just
the ammunition he required to convict
him in justice Watson's court Wednes
day, but he did, and justice Watson
fined him $25 and costs. Davis imme
diately giving notice of appeal.
This is the story: "An Irishman was
sitting in a car with his pipe in his
mouth and the conductor told him to
stop smoking. 'Oiin not smoking. said
the son of the Emerald Isle. 'Yes, but
3 ou have your pipe In your mouth.'
said the conductor. 'OI have me shoe3
on. too. but Olm not -walking said the
Davis said he was In the gambling
place, but this was no proof that ht
Murphy said: "That story Illustrates
the case exactly. The law says that a
man who loite'rs in or about a gambling
house, knowing It to be such, is guilty
of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine
of not less than $25. Davis admits ha
Then the judge assessed the fine.
l'uys New Automobile.
Mrs. M. D. Springer has purchased an
Oldsmoblle from the C. M. Barber com
pany The big car will carry seven pas
sengers w It.li comfort.
JUAREZ SEMJER SYSTEM TO
BE PUT IN AFTER MAY. 1
According to acting jefe politico Por
iillo, of Juarez, work -f paving Juares
streets and installing the proposed sew
eiage svsteai -nil! begin May 1. En
sneers have completed preliminary sur
veys The contracts have not been lt-