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Wednesday, April 27, 1910.
EL PASO HERALD
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succession. The Daily News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Tribune,
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How About July Fourth?
TYEXT lust nijrht to see tihe play a drama of the modern kind; and I am
feeling tired. todnv; I'd like to fumigate my mind. I'd hate to always
recollect those tawdry jokes and vicious cracks: for I would fain be circum-
spect, and keep any brain as clean as wax. The playwright did his best to show
tiiat married life is flat and stale; that homely virtues are too slow to prosper
in tliis earthly vale: he pub Deceit on dress parade, and
put a laurel crown on Vice: and Honor saw her trophies
AT THE fade, and Trut$i was laid, upon the ice. '"It held, the
THEATER mirror up to 'life,"' and. I. who saw it, homeward went,
and got a club and beat any iwife, and robbed an orphan
of a cent. If I saw mairy .plays so rank, so full of dark
and evil thought, I'd steal a. blind man's savings bank, or swipe a widow's house
and lot. You may be lustrous as a star, with all the virtues in you canned, but
if you fool around, with 'tar, you'll blacken up to beat the band. You may be
wholesome as the breeze that chortles through a country lane, but if you eat
Limburger cheese, your friends will pass you with, disdain. And every time you
see a play, or read a book that anakes a jest of love and heme you throw away
some part of you that was the best.
KXY two months ana a few sleeps to the Fourth of July. What is El
Paso going to do about it? Is there going to be any local celebration?
And if so, of what sort? A thousand cities over the country are struggling
with this problem.
The oldtime bang-smashing Fourth, is passing. The danger of injury and
death to young America is deemed too great to justify a continuance of the
custom. The mayor of greater Hew York has issued orders that no fireworks
shall be sold there for a month before the Fourth. Many other cities are ruling
out fireworks entirely for the holiday.
It is-realized, however, that some proper substitute must be provided not only
to .entertain the youngsters and keep them out of mischief, but also to give proper
patriotic recognition to the day. Some cities are trying the experiment of having
many small celebrations in different localities, speeches and music in the various
parks, parades and picnics.
An excellent suggestion is made that at 12 oclock noon, Washington time,
which would be 11 oclock in Chicago, 10 in El Paso, and 9 in San Francisco, all
the -church bells of every city, town, and village in the country ring for five
minutes in commemoration of the ringing of the Independence bell on the nation's
birthday, and that all the whistles of factories, boatsy and locomotives he sounded
also during that time. The lesson of the flag should be impressed upon the boys
and girls and some proper observance be held everywhere to keep alive the mem
ories and traditions of the great American national holiday.
If El Paso is to have any celebration at all worthy of her position as the
southwestern metropolis, it is time to begin making plans.
One year ago the railroads reported 300,000 surplus freight cars not in use.
Today they report 75,000 cars unused, indicating the extent of general business
improvement that has taken place within the year.
What about the- El Paso annual fair? Is! it 'not about time for a big -meeting
to take this matter up and push it through? The $5000 or $7000 necessary to
insure the financial success of the fair ought not to be hard to raise. It will take
a little quick and earnest work, and a general meeting of the chamber of com
merce is perhaps the best way to get it started. This is no time for El Paso to
lie down the bed is full of burrs, anyhow.
Copyright, 3S10, by George Matthews Adams.
TO SAVE THE
BABIES OF THE
Campaign Against Cruelty
WORK OF THE HUMANELY INCLINED.
The fund to "Save the Babies" now amounts to $714.50, as follows:
' Eloisa Pomeroy '. . .$ 1.00
Maxine Stevens 1.00
J. S. Kaynolds 10.00
City of El Paso ". . 300.00
County of El Paso 300.00
Previously acknowledged 101.50
BY H. GRACE-FRAMvIIX.
Member of the American Association of Hospital Superintendent, Member of the
American National Red Cross, rioneer In Field Nu'rslnjr In New York
City, Post Graduate of Nevr York City Trnlninjr
School for Nurses.
A Word Of Warning
THE race track gambling element which is becoming 'powerful in Juarez and
the state of Chihuahua is seeking also to secure political control in El Paso.
What we have to look forward to is a determined and persistent effort on
the part of the race gambling element, which is notoriously a law-breaking and
law-defying element, to throw El Paso wide open for vicious or criminal indul- .
gence. This city is necessary to the development of their plans and they are
willing to go to extreme lengths in order to get the upper hand in affairs on
Unless the law abiding citizens and conscientious officials of El Paso band
themselves together in self defence, and keep a good grasp on the situation, they
will find that the control of El Paso politically is gradually slipping into the
hands of an unscrupulous lot of men whose sole object is to exploit the city for
their own private gain. Outlawed in nearly every state in the union for good
cause, these men realize that Juarez offers a degree of immunity which they
cannot feel assured of anywherein the United States.
They realize perhaps better than we do ourselves, El Paso's importance in
playing their ame. They work insidiously, and in self defence El Paso must
be ever on thv alert as to the activities, of men who use glowing promises of
material benefit merely as a cloak to conceal their evil motives and harmful
Fraternities in schools are mischief makers and should be discouraged from
the start by the authorities.
When will our valley land owners learn the lesson that to get the land under
& crop will more than double its value?
In presenting the plan for establish
ing the school for mothers to the
"Woman's Charity association on April 6,
I did so, feeling- confident that they
would put the thing through. I knew
I was appealing to mothers, to mothers
who loved their babies and wished to
reach out andxshare this love with the
mothers less fortunate than themselves.
Some of these mothers had lost their
babies, and perhaps the lire of this little
baby bad helpel swell the figures to 319
little lives sacrificed to preventable
diseases last year.
Started In Xew York.
The work of saving babies is not a
new one. In 1907 the New York Asso
ciation for Improving the Condition of
the Poor placed 2?. nurses in the tene
ment districts of New York. Money
to carry on this work, S20.000, was
given by John D. Rockefeller. It was
the first work of this kind to be estab
lished there. Nurses visited from house
to house, huning out sick and well
babies, also expectant mothers. Each
and every case was placed under the
right instructor, and infant mortalitv
j y,as reduced that year in the districts
j visited by these nurses.
Work: In the-Slums.
I was stationed down on the lower
east side, which was densely settled
with foreigners. I did not know their
language, but found no difficulty In
onaking myself understood. I had a
j class of patients to deal with whose
habits were such that one wonders,
after working six months among the
Mexicans, why El Paso fields should
have such a problem with- their Mexican
School for Mothers.
The New York Association for Im
proving the Condition of the Poor has
established ' classes for expectant
mothers and also maintains a home at
j Hartsdale, N. Y., where these women
are sent to regain their strength and
health. This is the charity of one irijn,
a bachelor, who has given $500,000 to
establish this memorial to his mother.
The New York association also estab
lished the field work from children's
dispensaries and maintains seven Infant
I was the pioneer in the children's
dispensary work, but today a field nurse
from the children's department of the
dispensary is the usual thing.
Applied to EI Paso.
The school for mothers to be estab-
The president of 19 of the great water power corporations of the country
bitterly attacks Gifford Pinchot, saying that' he has done more than any other
man to prevent the development of water power in this country. He says Pinchot
has "managed to stir up almost universal anger on the part of the American
people and resentment toward the various interests he accuses." We would like
to hear a joint debate between these two men.
lished in EI Paso should work along the
lines which I put into practice last year
in seven schools supported by the De
lineator. I selected a densely popu
lated neighborhood near the dispensary,
placed a graduate nurse in c:iarge of
the school, obtained free milk from the
diet kitchen, secured the services of the
physician in the children's dispensary
to hold conferences in the school,
place)! my nurse at hi? disposal for any
sick baby which might come to his dis
pensary, and in this way secured the
control of both the well and the sick
babies in that neighborhood. Other
agencies were in the field, but each
nurse was confined to a certain dis
trict, and all agencies employing nurses
cooperated very closely with the de
partment of health.
The following figures referring to
New York city may be found Interest
ing. These figures are for infants un
der two years of age whose death was
due to diarrheal diseases:
.Tune July August
1908 406 1635 1342
1909 273 1079 1276
One can understand what this must
mean to the -luture , citizens of New
York city. Even if" the' community -does
not- take Into consideration the babies
who die. the community must take Into
consideration the babies who survive
with a depleted constitution. I firmly
believe such work will do more to stamp
out tuberculosis, blindness, immorality,
and all such evils as strike at the very
root of the home life, than any other
Object of the "Work.
Why not have for our object the
object of the babies dispensary and
hospital of Cleveland (which is doing
some of the finest work in the United
States) : "We want to help the commun
ity's parents to keep their healthy in
fants well and assist them in healing
their sick babies. We do this by teach
ing mothers hpw to care for their babies
and how to feed them, and by helping
them give the baby the food it ought to
have." The main object of this work
should be to promote intelligent feed
ing. Dr. Emmett Holt, professor of
children's diseases in the college of
Physicians and burgeons in New York
city, said in an address given March 22,
1909. that -the ignorance of the mother
is one of the. greatest causes for this
excessive infant mortality. Dr. Holt
believes education of the mother in her
home by nurses and, doctors will do
much toward removing this cause.
A Few Working For All
(From The Herald of this date, 1896)
EDITORS ELECT OFFICERS.
GOVERNMENT ENGINEER HERE
SMALL syndicate of El Pasoans by persistent effort and ardent devotion
to the project have placed themselves in position where they can offer ex
ceptional facilities to a new transcontinental road that may wish to enter
El Paso from the east. This syndicate, chartered urider the name of the San
Diego, El Paso & St. Louis railroad, has carried the heavy burdens of promotion,
and has made very elaborate locating surveys of the road for several hundred J
miles east from here. w
Such work deserves generous cooperation on the part of our citizens, and it
is to be hoped that we will not as a community let the chance go by to insure the
building of this new shortline to the east. The small towns and small cities of
the western half of Texas are setting a pace in these matters that El Paso will
find it very hard to keep up with. We are not yet awake to our wonderful oppor
tunities. . o
Fifteen years ago the annual output oi motor cars in the United States was
70, valued at .$157,000. As late as 1900 the .annual output was only 600 cars
valued at $1,290,000. in 1903 there were 55,000 automobiles built in the United
States valued at $83,000,000. The output "this year will be between 200,000 and
300,000 cars, and the value will exceed $250,000,000. It is not unlikely that the
development of the airship will be almost as rapid and sensational.
The black peach aphis, one of the most destructive pests known to fruit
growers, has appeared at Los Angeles. The infected trees have been taken up by
the roots and burned. This is the first time the- black aphis has been found in
that section. The incident illustrates how necessary it is for the fruit growers of
the Sio Grande galley to get together for their mutual protection against invasion
by fruit pests not now prevalent here.
Acting president Cullom called the
meeting of the Texas Press association
to order at 930 this morning. Rev. Mr.
DuBois lead in prayer. Mayor Campbell
introduced Capt. T. J. Beall, who de
livered the address of welcome, which
was responded to by Mr. Cullom. About
250 persons occupied seats in the opera
house during the convention.
The -war department ha detailed
Capt. George McC. Derby to take station
at El Paso and act as engineer in con
nection with the proposed Mills dam.
The Mexican Central took off its
bridge guard some time ago and resi
dents of Juarez were using the bridge
to walk to this side. The street car
company protested and guards have
again been placed there.
Billy Smith and LewGasser gave an
exhibition boxing bout at the Franklin
club rooms Saturday night.
All the firemen who are to turn out
in the paarde tomorrow will meet at
the firehall at 10 o'clock.
Bicyclists will meet at S o'clock to
night and assist in escorting the news
paper men back from Juarez.
Although the sky has appeared
threatening today, no rain is expected
to mar the celebrations planned for the
The McGInties have requested that
other citizens u? not shower them with
fireworks- as aey may get burned.
There is a hole in the sidewalk near
judge Blacker s residence that has- be
come dangerous, and if the city doesmot
repair it, there may be some damage
suits to answer.
Jesse Martin this morning sold to
-he Consumers' Ice company lots 6 to
10. both inclusive, in block 147, Camp
bell addition, for a consideration of
The following officers were elected
at this afternoon's session of the Texas
Press association: President, F. B. Bail
o, of Cleburne; first vice president,
S. M. Vernon. Sisco: second vice presi
dent, J. G. Rankin, Brenham: third vice
President, W. L. Sargent, Greenville;
secretary, W. D. Cox, Temple; treas-
urei, u. F. Lehmann, Hallettsville.
Metal market Silver. 6Sc; lead,
copper, 10 c; Mexican pesos, 53c
THE first International Humane
conference ever held In the
United States will meet In
Washington in October, and prepara
tions are being made to enter
tain delegates from every civilized
country in the ' world. The con
ference will be conducted under
the auspices of the American Hu
mane association, which is a federation
of societies and Individuals for the
prevention of cruelty, especially cruolty
to children and animals.
The American association in Itself
represents nearly 400 separate anti
cruelty societies, and includes a great
number of Individuals interested in the
work, but not operating through an or
ganized body. ThI will be the sixth
International confernrf T5ip fir-at -w-o
ftHL held at Graz. in Austria. inv lSflS. The
second met in Paris In 1900; the third
In Frankfort, Germany, in 1903; the
lourm at Helsinborg. Sweden, in 1906.
and the fifth in London, last year. All
of these meetings were devoted exclu
sively to the work of preventing cruelty
to animals. The meeting In Washing
ton in October will be the first Interna
tional conference which will include
children in the scone of 5 wnrlr.
K Jtnwm AvrT- r"..H--
The first law for the prevention of
cruelty was passed byihe British par
liament in 1S22. The first soeletv for
the prevention of cruelty to animals
was organized in England in 1S24. This
parent society is still in existence and
will be represented by delegates at
the Washington conference. The first
society for the prevention of cruelty
to children was organized in New York
city in 1874. The first anticruelty
movement in America was instituted in
New York in 1S66 by Henry Bergh. He
began a campaign to influence the pub
lic to favor measures for the pro
tection of horses and dogs "from abuse
by cruel masters. He was rewarded
for his pains by having dirt thrown in
his face and by being cartooned In the
coarsest and most offensive manner.
Nevertheless, the society which he
founded continued its existence and
finally won popular approval and public
Child Protected Under Dor Law.11
When the first child was brought into
court In this country by someone
seeking protection in Its behalf from
$he cruelty of its neglectful and brutal
parents, the court found no law cover
ing the case. But the mercy prayed
was granted under the terms of a sta
tute for the prevention of cruelty to
dogs. The result was the enactment of
statutes for the protection of children;
the organization, in 1874, of the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
dren, the great work done by the so
called Gerry society of New York, and
the work of other societies In other
parts of the country. Later this move- j
ment had Its fruition in the establish
ment of juvenile courts.
The work of the various state, city
and county societies proceeds according
to the circumstances of the various lo
calities, but the American Humane as
sociation endeavors to keep a record
of the progress of the cause, by fed
erating the Individual societies and tab
ulating the results of their efforts. The
national society also devotes much at
tention to the broader aspects of hu
mane work, and, by missionary effort.
Seeks to educate public sentiment. The
American Humane association makes
no sentimental appeals for useless en
deavor. It puts the question of humanitarian
protection of the weak on a common
sense basis, appealing to the fair mind
ed and the big hearted for a wider in
terest in dumb animals. In behalf of
animals It asks that drinking fountains i
for horses and dogs be erected on the
thoroughfares of the large cities, that
efforts be made to secure legislation
forbidding the docking of horses' tails,
and that the cruelty of the check rein
be abated, and the like.
In a broader field the association
asks that the commercial side of phil
anthropy be considered. For exam
ple, it is shown" that If proper pre
ventive means were taken to shield
children from cruelty and neglect, and
1 to assure to them the proper training:
in good citizenship, tnere would be
fewer paupers and criminals. In the
poorhouses of the country there are now
nearly 80.000 paupers, while the pris
ons have more than 80,000 convicted
criminals, and all these must be main
tained by taxes levied upon the law
abiding and Industrious citizens of the
country. These figures do not include
nearly 300,000 persons who are depend
ent upon various benevolent institu
tions supported by private charities.
Another practical phase of the ques
tion is presented In the crusade against
the wanton destruction of useful birds.
It is shown that SSOO.000,000 worth of
grain and other farm products is de
stroyed annually in the United States
by insects. Every time a farmer kills
a bird he Increases the destructive
4. PIONEER. PHILOSOPHY.
powers of his insect enemies. The as
sociation has compiled statistics which
show that the life of the average horse
or mule Is shortened by from five to
10 years on account of poor treatment,
abuse and stupid or ignorant handling.
A$ there are more than 25,000,000 draft j
animals in the country, an extension
of their earning capacity by five years
would mean an enormous economic sav
ing. Lack of proper education In the care
of cattle, sheep and hogs, and lack of
humanity on the part of many livestock
owners, loses the country $24,000,000 a
year all due to negligence, cruelty and
exposure. The association advocates
the introduction into the schools of a
course of Instruction to train children
In the care of animals. With the
growth of agricultural colleges and in
dustrial schools this work is progress
ing rapidlj-. The association Is yet
striving to reach the three-fourths of
the people of the nation who are not
directly in touch with some humane
A Part of People's Conscience.
In the language of WIHiam O. Still
man, president of the association, the
humane movement has grown from
small beginnings until the principles
which It represents have become a part
of the conscious ideals of our national
life. Mr. Stlllman .said: "Our mission
is not yet completed. The standard
of reform is being steadily advanced.
Many social conditions are like hot
house forcing beds and are ever devel
oping fresh injustice's for our clients
Little children beg for "pity, in lives
distorted by moral and physical degre
dations. "The sorrow that lies in dear, dumb
eyes, the sorrow that has no speech,
all too eloquently asks for relief. We
are just beginning to have a clear na
tional consciousness of the evils
around us and of the outrages of hu
manity trhich exist. As yet "we have a
'faulty conception of the inadequacy
with which we are meeting and cor
recting these conditions. But condi
tions are very favorable for rapid and
enduring progress in the humane cru
sade." The International Humane confer
ence will hold its sessions in Washing
ton in the auditorium of the new build
ing of the United States National mu
seum. A feature of the session will be
a humanitarian exhibition, which will
be arranged by the expert officers of
the National museum. In this exhibi
tion will be displayed many things ap
pealing directly to the interest of those
who devote themselves to organized
humanitarian work. There will be
books of especial Interest to humanitar
ians, pictures, drawings, photographs,
prize essays, model child shelters, med
als, prizes, banners, humane records,
humane statistical blanks, legal blanks,
filing "devices, juvenile court reports
and humane devices and inventions of
Humanity to Animals. """
Appealing more generally to the pub
lic will be the special exhibits show
ing humane devices for slaughter
houses and dog pounds, improve'd stock
cars, poultry crates, dog and cat ken
nels and food, horse street feeding de
vices, humane bits and bridles. humane
harnesses, humuane hand bags'fdr trav
elers carrying small animals, anti
slipplng devices for horses, model
drinking fountains for animals, fire es
cape inventions for animals and many
other things of this' class.
The conference is called to discuss
practical 'problems confronting humani
tarians everywhere, to exchange views'
concerning methods and policies now
practiced, to encourage unity and co
operation among humanitarians, and to
promote humane progress throughout
the world. The discussions in the con
ference will be conducted in English,
German and French, and competent in
terpreters will be present to translate
the speeches Into other languages, ft
is expected that delegates will attend
from every country in Europe, from
Japan, and from many of the Latin
Taft a Humanitarian.
President Taft, who hag been for
many years a vice president of the
American Humane association, has ac
cepted the position of honorary presi
dent of the international conference. He
will welcome the delegates toAmerica
and to Washington, and later will re
ceive the delegates at the white house.
Among the prominent Americans who
are especially interested in the work
of this association, are Dr. William O.
Stlllman, of Albany, the president; An
Ah the fouls in EI Paso are nof yet
I dead, some are trying to get political
office, when they could -make a good
living if they woula go to work.
struction, I must beg to offer my dis
He contended that a charter is a con
tract between the states and the cor
porations and he argued that the biir
contemplated the violation of the obli
gation of such contract. Mr. Rayner
declared that he was not in the sen
ate as the representative of a railroad
"I have never accepted any employ
ment from them in my profession, al
though I have had many an opportun
ity to do so, and I have never advocated
their claims before any judicial forum
or legislative assemblage. My hands
are absolutely free. I am their friend
when they do what is right, and their
enemy when they do what is wrong.
They are the pride of the country as
they are a curse when they territor
ialize the land and apportion it among
themselves as their sublusratert nrm.--
t ince, and they are a menace tn nnr
institutions when they. invade the halls
of legislation and attack and trample
upon the immemorial rights of the peo
Defence of State.
"I do not know whether they are for
this bill or against ft, and I do not
care. Having held no communication
with them or their agents or attorneys,
I am utterly ignorant of the position
they occupy. I am here in defence of
the states and not of the railroads."
Contending that it had never been
contemplated that the right to grant
corporate charters should be taken
from the states, Mr. Rayner said:
"If one of their reserved rights that
must be maintained inviolate and in
tact. If we can do thi3 we can literally
destroy these charters. If this is in
terstate commerce then everything In
the vocabulary is Interstate commerce
I challenge the constitiittnnamw ,
these provisions. I charge that by vio
lating contractural rights granted by
the states they undermine the federar
fundamental law of the land, that they
practically overrule the maxim" F fcne
Dartmouth college case, now conceded
to be Incorporated Into ihe law by
every text' writer-on -the subject
Thinks Amendment Applies.
"I claim that the fifth amendment
to the constitution is applicable to this
bill, even where the constitutions of
the states or -their laws or the charters
they have granted' are subject to al
teration, amendment or repeal. The
congress of the United States cannot
thus deprive the states of their vested
and inherent rights exercised for over
a hundred years without being chal
lenged or questioned and never will 1
believe that the supreme court win ever
sanction such a revolutionary doctrine."
ERECTING- BIS !
(Continued From Page One.)
feet with a blacksmith shop, repair
shop and tool rooms in connection.
The foundations for the mill build
ings are now in place- and are of the
most substantial concrete construction
and the frames will be of heavy .tim
ber covered with galvanized iron. The
supplies and materials for this construc
tion work are being bought undr th
well. Mrs. Carolina Earle White, Edgar
McDonald, Mrs. Mary Howe Totten, and
many others of equal standing. The
34th annual meeting of the American
Humuane association will be held in
Washington at the same time as the
international conference. (
Tomorrow Electro Chemical Society.
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Wiooping cough is one of the most deadly of the children's diseases, and yet
many people do not take it seriously and think nothing of exposing their neigh
tors' children and all the children of the city to infection: The period of infec
tion is very long and the commonest sentiments of humanity ought to hold parents
frem exposing others to the disease, while the terrible death rate among children
should prompt the most determined aad -efficient efforts to. effect a cure in each
case and prevent complications.
IM The Exchanges
MASTS ROAD TO EL PASO.
From Socorro (N. M.) Chieftain.
There is a persistent and growing
demand for a good road along the Rio
Grande valley in New Mexico. An au
tomobile road could be built from El
Paso to Albuquerque at comparatively
little cost, the trip from one point to
the other could easily be made in 10
or 12 hours, and such a road would be
one of the best means that could be
suggested for ad- rtising the rich re-
everybody give the proposal to build
Buch a road his enthusiastic encourage
ment and the thing will soon be done.
soarcps of this part of New Mexico. Let I man
EL PASO "HAS LESS COMPLAINT.
From Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen.
With beautiful trees and shrubs shad
ing their porches; with cool verandas,
which make sleeping a comfort at
night, Tucson citizens thus far have
little to complain against the weather
proposition. At first he had been of the
opinion that the democrats might them
selves solve the problem by going over
to the insurgents, but their experience
with the railroad rate bill had been
such ihey could pursue such a course
with assurance of safety.
"It will be recalled." he said, "that in
the railroad rate debate under the lead
ership of ex-President Koosevelt, be
of the Republican party. The last words
the ex-President said to me. when we
were consulting over the critical situ
ation, were, 'Now, don t give up the (
"Mr. Presidentjtook his advice and did
not give up the ship, but the ship gave
me up. The night before the vote was
taken, the president was out in a life
boat with the senior senator from
Rhode Island and the junior senator
from Massachusetts. When the vote
was taken we discovered that upon
the evening before the president had
ordered then two sturdy sailors to man
a lifeboat, and before he stepped into
it, he had scuttled the ship and made
for the shore in the company of these
"Now, we do not want any more com
binations like these. We want the in
surgents to come to us, and we will
pilot them to a safe deliverance. Let;
the senior senator from Indiana not stop
with administering a circuitous blow
the Mexico North-wrt-pm
in El Paso and at Madera bV authority
drew Carnegie, cardinal Gibbons, arch- ",t:n 9 -"-umber company. From
bishon Rvan. of Philadelnhia: bishon -00 to 300 men wiU he employed on
Doane. of Albany; Dr. Albert Leffing- J 5.ne construction work or the mills asd
lue "ier ounaings to be erected at the
same time. Of this number at least 50
per cent will be native labor while the
remainder Hl be Americans from the
states and particularly from El Paso.
Employment agents were calliirg on
Supt. Moffat Wednesday at the Sheldon
to supply his camp. with millwrights
lumbermen and other construction
men. Fred A. MoTCAni, -haa h
-- .. .., ;ii em
ployed as foreman of the outside con
struction, which means alL other work
apart from the mills proper and he is
arranging to take a crew of men and a
quantity of tools and supplier to tha
To Cost Two MlllioHs.
Boarding camps, bunk houses and
supply stores are to be built at Pear
son for the convenience of the men
who are to be employed in the con
struction work and later for the em
ployes of the mills. While he has no
defirilte estimate of the cost of the
work now under way at Pearson, Supt.
Moffat estimated that the plant would
cost from $1,000,000 to $2,,O0,000 when
completed. He will return to Pearson
Thursday to take active charge of the
operations there which will be rushed
to completion during the summer .
beneath the belt; that I mere mutiny;
that Is not rebellion; that is magnif
icent, but it is not war."
Stocks and Bond. x
Mr.. Raj-ner gave special considera
tion to the provisions relating to the
Issuance of stocks and bonds by rail
road corporations, which he -contended
were no part of the regulation of com
merce. But assuming that they do con
stitute such a regulation he claimed
that Insofar as the state charters tn
railroads were concerned, the provis
ions were contrary to the constitution.
He asserted that congress would have
as much right to lower the salaries of
the officers of a road or to decrease the
wages of" its employes as It would have
to regulate Its issuance of stocks 01
Charter- In a Contract.
"There is," he declared, "no decision
of any of the federal tribunals that
have ever .reached such a point of con
struction of federal supervision. There
is no text waiter or commentator that
I have rSu-who ever has advanced the
doctrine that a regulation .of commerce
carries with it the right" to regulato
every act in connection with interstate
corporations from the Inception of their
charter all through their organization
and through every corporate act that
they perform, and unless I hear some
other ground advanced for this con-
WAIT AND GET OURS.
Prom Tucson (Ariz.) Citizen.
El Paso and vicinity are greatly ex
cited over an oil strike near Alamo
gordo, N. M. Tucson is" to have plenty
of oil by pipe line,, according to reports
from the coast.
IS IT TRUE?
From Rio Grande (Las Cruces, N.
Last Sunday was a soaker, judging
from the numberof drunks we had -in
Alamogordo. Alamogordo's saloon was
closed, to ie sure, but there is plenty
of booze in El Paso and nearer home,
too. as for that. Booze is aneasy thing
tolget by those who want tov tank? un
veven though they have to go to El Pasa
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