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Vote For Municipal Ownership
THE water question is now before the people of this city for final settlement.
The issue is clearly defined. The opportunity now open to us must not be
suffered to pass, and the duty of the progressive citizen is clear.
Mayor Robinson in "his statement to the council as published yesterday set
forth the situation exactly as it is. The alternative that presents itself is a
choice htween (1) purchasing the present plant at the price and terms named, or
(2) raising rates according to the schedule proposed by ex-governor Sayers. One
course or the other must be followed and the choice must he made and expressed
The plan of purchase is that proposed by the second wate,r commission ap
pointed by mayor Sweeney in November of last year. This plan is upon every
consideration the better of the two. There is no valid argument to be presented
against this plan of purchase or against the principle of municipal ownership to
be applied in El Paso at this time. To raise the rates, on the other hand, accord
ing to the report of the master in chancery, "will impose a tremendous additional
burden upon the water users and taxpayers and we shall have to buy the plant
after all at a greatly increased valuation.
Even if the "city finds it necessary to raise the rates in order to make the
necessary extensions and improvements and pay all the necessary charges on the
municipal plant, we can feel that we are taking money out of one -pocket and
putting it in the other, for it will be paying to support our own enterprise and
not to bolster up the business of a private corporation.
The waterworks are owned, by the municipality in almost every city in the
country of this size or larger. Private waterworks, like private sewer systems
End volunteer fire departments, belong to the village stage of municipal growth.
When this city acquires by purchase the present waterworks system, the
fixed charges will be greatly reduced below those that are necessary under private
ownership and operation. Every saving that can be made through borrowing
money at lower rates and other ways will go to the public treasury for extend
ing and improving the water system.
"Without question a very large proportion of the total amount necessary to
carry the payment of interest, principal, and sinking fund, will be earned and can
be made out of the operations of the plant itself if owned by the municipality
There will be no profit to pay to stockholders, and bonds instead of selling at a
discount will bring a premium. The city can charge for making service con
nections something which the city prevented the company from doing, but which
makes a difference of many thousands of dollars a year in income. Fuel, pipe,
machinery and supplies can be bought by the city at better prices than by private
The earning power of the municipal plant will steadily increase, giving more
money all the time for extensions, improvements, and adequate maintenance.
The city is now paying $20,000 a year for its fire hydrants, flushing; sewers,
street sprinkling, and watering parks. This sum is increasing rapidly year by
year and under public ownership it will all go to offset the charge imposed by
assuming the bonds.
The city will be free to put in an auxiliary plant for high pressure fire pur
poses, etc., or to go elsewhere to augment the supply if desirable. Under municipal
ownership the city will, not be hampered in any way from extending and improv
ing the plant to the best possible advantage-
We should always be at the mercy of any private company operating the
Waterworks, and in case of failure on the part of the company to supply mesa
water exclusively, we should be obliged in self defence to permit the company to
supply Watts water to supplement the other.
The city's resources, on the other hand, will more than keep pace with the
need for waterworks extension. In fact there will be very large sums available
every year as net profits out of the operation of the plant itself to be applied
"upon extensions and improvements.
The alternative is squarely presented, and the argument of mayor Sweeney's
second water committee is unanswerable: "If the people are to pay the company
a price sufficient to meet interest, sinking fund, and profits on a million dollar
property, let them own the property and get the benefit of increase in value."
Vote for municipal ownership under the plan to be submitted at the election
next Thursday; this plan is wise, economical, practical, and safe, and it is abso
lutely the only way by which the necessities of cur critical situation can be met.
O GOOD in the world as you're prancing along, and throw the harpoon into
error and wrong; and always remember the man with a cowl is dense as i
donkey and dumb as an owl; the man who is iovous fills others with joy,
and .people will call him a peach of a boy. Ob. live while you're living, and hold
up your head, for a man never knows just how long he'll be dead ! Drive out all
that's vicious and mean from
tender and faithful and kind
wander astray, but jolly them back to the straight nar
row way; don't grumble around when ou're doing your
chores, but kick up your heels like a colt out of doors:
get what pleasure you can, for -when all's done and said, a
man' never knows just how long he'll be dead! Some time in the future your
-mainspring will stop, and Death will come up with a skip, jump and hop; and
when you are facing that grisly old euss, and looking your last on the world and
its fuss, 'twill 'brace you and cheer you, and let you down light, to' know that you
always stood up for the right; you'll make no excuse for the life you have led,
though you've no way of knowing how long you'll be dead.
Copyright, J 010. by eorge Matthews Adams.
iail We Annex Cuba
III. The Trouble in Cuba.
rTHE island of Cuba is annexed
to the United States it will be in
n your mind; be honest and j majority of the people of both coun
; don'frritici5e pilgrims who j tries. The Cubans do not want to be
WITH BOYS AND MEN
BY DR. MADISON C. PETERS.
WEALTH FROM WASTE
"Teller amendment," declared its pur
pose of establishing and preserving: Cu
ban national Independence. Later it be
came naceisnry to secure from other na
tions the recognition of the independ
ent sovereignty of the new Cuban re
public. To accomplish this it was nec
esEury for the United States to guarantee
the preservation in the islands of a
government adequate protect life,
property and Individual liberty, and to
discharge treaty and financial obliga
tions. This guarantee, recognizing the
j right of the United States to intervene
In case of a failure of the Cuban gov
ernment to live up to these obligations,
was incorporated in the "Piatt amend
ment." The "Piatt amendment" was present
ed to the Cuban, constitutional conven
tion and was made a pari of the con
stitution of the nev. republic, and be
came a treaty obligation on the part
annexed and the Americans do not
want to annex the Cubans. In spite
of this general'oyposition on both sides,
nearly every competent observer, Cuban
or American, who has given the ques
tion an exhaustive study, believes firm
ly that annexation is bound to come.
The Cubans are opposed to annexa
tion for a variety of reasons. The best
is that they desire to cherish and
maintain that freedom and independ
ence for which they paid so dearly in
their long struggle with Spain. Cuban
politicians object to amalgamation in
the American empire because it inevit
ably would deprive them of their occu
pation and livelihood. Cuban negroes
object because they have seen how
strictly the Americans draw the color oi tne United States. In diplomatic lan-
ime. The ordinary, average Cuban I suage, this peculiar relation between
citizsn Is oppised to American domina- tne two countries has been described
tion because he remembers that the n" tno buttress by which the sovereign
I'd hate to see John Harper defeated
for the school board. I've been votlajc
for him for the Job ever since I vra nf
are and I'm In the habit now. Harper
and Park Pitman are two men I always
know are srolng to be on the ticket.
erican abolished his lottery, prohib- I tv and independence of the Cuban re
t'his cock fights, and otherwise in- ! Public is supported and sustained, and
HE original source of all supply
and therefore the basis of all In
dustry and commerce is land. The
farm outputs of this country amount
ing to the enormous value of SS.000,
000,000 annually, could be increased at
least two-fold with scientific methods
of agriculture and an appreciation of
the small things that daily go to
The timfi was whori hiinrli-er?c nf
millions nf hiisboi of rh ins 1 To manufacture a ton of corn paper
eron irPr.t in ciB-tho .nmi,,, -... requires less than $25, while to manu--
burned or used as a fertilizer, but the 'acture-a ton of rag or wood-pulp
greater part was left to rot. Now one paper rea-uires upwards of $7o. Yet o3.
corporatlon alone, the Glucose Sugar ! 00.000 tons of stalks annually rot on the
Refining company, uses 100,000 bushels! 6 uu . VUL Vl A"e "ru iDCi' "c
as our nitrate fields are becoming ex
hausted It would be well for the gov
ernment to give somts attention to their
Cotton seed used to be thrown away,
yet valuable oil can be extracted from
it and also nutritive food, compressed
in the form of a cake, for cattle and
horses. This former waste now gives
an annual revenue of over $30,000,000.
of corn every
day to make useful
which was formerly crushed with the
starch, now it is iseparated and convert
ed into oil and the gluten which Is left
is made into a starch and the residue
Corn is no, turned into at least 30
different commercial products the
great production of alcoholic drinks,
varnishes, perfumeries, Illuminating
fluids and the products of confection
ery factories, all Indicating the univer
sality of the employment of corn.
Formerly corn stalks were burned or
allowed to rot. An acre produces a ton
of stalks. The pith can 'be manufac-
The great glucose industry is built
upon wnste. The corn grain contains
uoiuc luc atuiuio pruuuci, a miy germ i hni,rdEf nf mninns of .loiters to
1 the .. ... - .. . .
sides pipes, can be made cardboard for
boxesy but little is utilized in this way.
Our swamps and bogs in the United
States are practically useless. Swamps
properly drained would add annually
t duces glucose.
The .Mexican peons in the interior have found a new excuse for not working.
They have learned that when the comet's tail sweeps the earth on May 18 every
living thing win be roasted alive and an earthquake will swallow up the remains.
As the end is only a few days off, they have lost all ambition' to earn a livelihood
and say there is little use in working.
The British empire was not without a sovereign for the smallest part of a
second, for under thelaw of succession the king's son succeeds the dying monarch
without a pause or intermission of so much as a single breath or a single heartbeat-
The nionarchy is continuous while the house of Hanover lives.
Gun cotton, smokeless powder, var
nish, artificial leather, rubber substi
tues, insulating material for elec
trical apparatus, linoleum, floor cover
Ings, papier-mache, gold-balls
many other things of utility can be
made from corn stalks. The pith of the
! stalks is already used for the lining of
vessels to make them water tight.
the wealth of the country, for agri
In time too our coal beds will be .ex
hausted and then It may be necessary
to use these mosses and boglands.
The sea holds a source of riches
which as yet has not been made to
contribute much to the national wealth.
Men have tried to taKe gold from the
waxers, but they might employ their
timo more profitably in collecting sea
weed. California has been first in the
field to recognize the value of this
marine product. San Francisco ships
annually to China $100,000 worth. This
tured into excellent paper; it also pro- article is a good winter food for oxen.
sheep and pigs. In bad times in
Ireland it forms a staple food for the
pea-santry of the west coast.
The King Is Dead- -Long Live the King!
From the bogs millions of dollars
worth of peat could be taken annually,
which would serve the purpose of coal
and be much cheaper. The Irish and
other European nationalities use peat
almost exclusively for fuel. These turf
bogs are rich in carbon and nitre and
Some of the beneficlent preparations
in use today from sea-weed are iodine
and and bromine, from wnich we get acid
j and the idodides of sodium, mercury.
potassium, magnesium ana calcium.
From s-ea-weed also are extracted col
oring matters, a volatile oil and Its in
gredients are used in photography as
well as In coverings for flasks and in
upholstering and rfwlng to its salty
flavor it is said ta 'keep away moths.
Being rich in soda' it makes a strong
manure for heavy crop?. Yet millions
of tons around the New England coasts
annually go to waste.
KING EDWARD was democratic in his personal habits and mingled very
freely with the people, yet he guarded the traditions of court ceremony and
pageantry, and as king he revived all the showy display and rich gayety
of court life in the middle ages.
The king enjoyed the personal liking of his subjects because of his free and
easy ways when "off duty." As king he was a great formalist, but except on
formal occasions he was easily approachable and a jolly good companion.
King Edward was highly regarded among the other sovereigns of earth and his
influence in international councils was large. He always took a keen interest in j
DOlitiCK "both TlflHnnsl rfnfl ITiffvrnsHon.'lT anrJ mitlr? xilrriaa -frnnlTr trrifh "UIc .inlnrt !
even though not always in sympathy with the policies being pursued. His reign
has been peaceful at hbme and abroad, but of late the constitutional crisis has
grown more acute, and king George V falls heir to some of the weightiest problems
that ever rested upon a British monarch.
The king has less real executive power than our president, but his influence,
through what may be called the "machine" of British nobility, is tremendous, and
his power for good or evil his power to impove the conditions of living for his
people, or to make the burdens of existence heavier is much greater than thought
less foreigners are apt to think.
Kong George V is believed to possess very high ideals for the progress of the
empire and the betterment of conditions among the people at home and abroad.
He has traveled around the world several times, and may be termed a man of
affairs, familiar with the world's realities, and likely to fill with credit to himself
and profit to-Sie nation the exalted office to which he has succeeded through the
automatic operation of the organic law.
In 10 years the state of New York has spent $54,000,000 for the care of the
insane. Texas with more than half the population of Jfew York keeps a large
proportion of her insane in county jails or poor farms under primitive "conditions
shocking to a twentieth century conscience.
(From The Herald of this date, 1896)
JUAREZ MAYOR HAS ACCIDENT.
RIO GRANDE RUNNING FULL.
While railway freight rates are being advanced in the west and northwest, I floods this year?
All thp Tflms pflitors who were hre
J to attend the convention are writing
about how well they were received
City recorder C. B. Patterson lias a
new judgment book in which the forms
are printed on every second page.
Local protestant ministers have ar
ranged for a series of Tevlval meet
ings which will bo held each night,
commencing next Monday, at a tent
to be erected in the down town section,
Heavy clouds overshadowng the sun
today indicate rain.
Mayor Tito Arriola, of Juarez, had
a narrow escape from serious injury
this morning. The mayor was riding
horseback when his mount shied and
he jumped off, striking on his head
The Mexican "Ore company received
five cars of ore from Nogales yester-
The river continues running full.
dui mere are no inuitittiuxia ui auy
they are being reduced in the southwest. El Paso is getting the benefit of all the I
rate readjustments, uur merchants are not ail quick to take advantage of
Judge Cockrell has written friends
in El Paso that the president and sec
retary of state are much in earnest
about the Mills dam.
The McGinty orchestra practices this
evening at headquarters.
Several yqung society men have or
ganized a glee club. t
Superintendent Epes Randolph came
in from Tucson last night, accompan
ied by assistant superintendent Sei
bert. . When A. Courchesne returns from
Mexico City he will take up the mas
ter of weekly concerts at the plaza
and it is expected the council will en
gage the McGinty club to play there.
The piano trade in El Paso is show
ing a considerable increase, and the
business of renting pianos is becom
H. S. Bauch. who stopped over night
at the Phoenix Hotel, claims to have
been robbed of his watch, some money
and clothing. The police are on the
trail of the thieves.
Metal market: Silver, 6Sc; lead,
$2.90; copper, lOc; Mexican pesos,
Denver's Great Water Fight
'0 city in the United States has had more trouble with its waterworks than
has Denver. Many times the effort has been made to buy the water system
for the city, but the private concern owning the water system has proved
to be one of the dominant forces in the municipal politics and the source of much
At this time the water company is seeking a new long term franchise and,
the citizens desire municipal ownership. The "Citizens' Water league" has been
formed to advance the municipal ownership cause. The Denver News heads its
leading editorial, "Citizens' league points the way how to take the water question
out of politics and place the people in control of city hall." In this editorial
the News says: "Denver is almost the only city of importance in the United
States which submits to the private ownership of its water system. The water
plant is intpolitics and the water monopoly is trying to perpetuate the present
condition of high water rates, political water service, and city hall corruption.1'
WSome people In El Paso seem to fear municipal ownership of waterworks, say
, "The water system will always be the plaything of politicians." It looks to
.the man up a tree as if there were less danger of that under municipal ownership
than under private ownership. The waterworks could not be "in politics" much
more than they have been this last year.
GIVE THE BABY ITER
HEALTH HINTS FOR EIPASO MOTHERS.
By Miss H. Grace Franklin.
The Denver Times says that we boastingly tell our children how our fore
fathers fought, bled, and died for liberty, and yet we think it is too much trouble
to go to the polls on election day and mark an X on the ballot. -
A Y. M. C. A. is about to be established in Torreon, Mex. The movement is
worldwide and successful everywhere.
Give the baby water.
Many babies died in El Paso last
summer from diarrheal diseases. Most
of them died because they had been
given improper food. The could have
been saved if they had been taken to
the doctor at the beginning of their
illness and had been properly fed.
In hot weather, two or three loose
movements a day. even though the
baby seems to be well, may Indicate
the beginning of a serious Illness; a
doctor should see the baby at once
Remember that It is far easier to
keep the baby well than to cure It
If your baby is seized suddenly
with frothy vomiting or diarrhea, stop
all food at once, give only cool boilea
water, and send .for the doctor. In
summer it Is dangerous to wait
As dysentery is often epidemic, it Is
Wise to consider Avrv rase as n nos- !
sible source of danger to others, and
to disinfect the discharges at once.
terfered with what he regards as his
personal liberty and inalienable right
Shall We Annex Cuba?
Although the average American is at
heart both an expansionist and an Im
perialist, it may be asserted with confi
dence that a vast majority of the peo
ple of the United States would oppose
the proposition to annex Cuba. Per
haps the chief reason is that It is the
general belief that we have a super
abundant supply of race problems as
things stand today, without taking on
any new complications. In the mind of
the average American it Is unthinkable
that Cuba should be taken Into the fam
ily of American states on an equal foot-
I Ing (with the rest of the union, and he is
opposeu to any further extension of
Nevertheless, it Is impossible to es
cape the conviction that Cuba will be
annexed to the United States. The ko
to this apparently anomalous situation
is to be- found in the fact that big busi
ness in both countries favors annexa
tion, and that the opposition to big
business in politics is unable to suggest
a satisfactory alternative. The busi
ness affairs of Cuba are in the hands of
a comparatively few men, most of
whom are not Cubans. The sugar plan
tations, the tobacco industry, the iron
mines, and the mercantile business of
the island are conducted largely by
Naturally the sugar planters and the
tobacco growers yearn for some form
of stable government which will pro
tect their fields from the devastation of
constantly recurring revolutions, and
which will insure the peaceful oppor
tunity to secure the necessary labor
for the production of their crops- The
mercantile business of Cuba still is con
troled by unnaturalized Spanish peo
ple. Strangely enough, it is the Span
iard who hopes to see Cuba's political
and industrial quarrels finally settled
by the raising of the stars and stripes
over the island.
American Interests Concerned.
In the United States there arecerta"n
great and powerful business interests
vitally concerned in the produuctltn,
manufacture and sale of sugar, tobacco
and Iron. Cuba is a principal source
of suppljr for the raw materials em
ployed by these great and powerful
concerns. It may be that these Inter
ests will have influence enough, when
the proper time shall lave arrived, to
induce the American government to
take over Cuba; especially when it is
remembered that the opposition will
have difficulty in suggesting a more
Peace is the prime consideration of
government, and it Is not to be denied
that the peace of Cuba Is a thing most
to be desired by all Americans as well
as all Cubans. If it shall be shown,
upon the plausible testimony of events,
that the Cuban people are unable to
preserve the peace in their own coun
try. th.en it will devolve upon the
United States to intervene. Upon the
occasion of the second American inter
vention in Cuba, president Roosevelt
broadly intimated that If the United
States army should go a third time Into
Cuba, it would go to stay. The presi
dent's opinion, albeit without the ex
press approval of congress, was then
generally accepted as the last word
with respect to the whole Cuban ques
tion. Certainly there are few who be
lieve that another American occupation
of Cuba would result in anything short
of permanent annexation.
Pence In Cuba.
It is not only the desire, but it is also
the solemn duty of the United States
to maintain peace in Cuba. When the
United States intervened in behalf of
Cuba and fought a war with Spain for
tho express purpose of freeing Cuba
from the Spanish yoke, the American
government, in what was known as the
n;t as a limitation upon that sovereign
ty and independence.
It was under the terms of the "Piatt
amendment" that president Palma,
when unable to cope with therevoluu
tion of 1906, called on president Roose
velt for aid. TheAmerlcan govern
ment responded by taking charge of
Cuban affairs and maintaining a pro
visional government until such time
as the republic was again able to
make Its own way. It has been but
little more than a year since the second
American evacuation of Cuba took
place, and already the Cuban govern
ment has to deal with a revolutionary
propaganda based upon the terrible pos
sibility of an irreconcilable race con
flict. It is not difficult to foresee the
possibility of another appeal for Amer
ican aid and a third American occupa
tion. And president Roosevelt said, and
the whole world agreed with him, that
if the Americans go into Cuba a third
tima they will go to stay.
The objection of the Cubans to an
nexation will have little weight when
considered in the light of their com
plete failure to conduct a stable gov
ernment adequate to insure peace -and
tranquility. The objections of the
American antiannexationlsts probably
will receive slight consideration, in
view of the failure of the philanthropic
experiences of the past, and against the
desires of those American business In
terests which are concerned with sugar, j
cooacco ana iron.
Scandal o Americans.
The administration of affairs in Cuba
during the two American regimes was
not entirely free from scandal. Indeed,
the Cubans have been so outraged by
the acts of certain Americans that they
are unable to give the Americans as a
nation due credit for the good that has
bjeen accomplished. There have been
public service corporations franchise
scandals; there have been rumors- of
contract grabbing graft; and there
have been American adventurers who
have grown rich In Cuba since 1899.
But even if these charges of Amerl
cna graft be true, and they have not
been established, Cuba still owes to the
United States a tremendous debt of
gratitude which probably never vill be
paid. Twelve years ago Cuba groaned
under the burden of a despotic and ty
rannical government which employed
all the cruel Ingenuity of the middle
ages in tho business of oppressing the
people. There was no security of life
or property for the Cubans. There was
no such, thing as peace. Corruption in
public office was universal and un
blushing. Taxes were enormous, yet
the revenues were not used for the pub
lic benefit, but were diverted to the
Arivate purses of corrupt officials.
There were few conveniences of modern
civilization. There was no sanitation,
and the people always were in dread
Flagrant Abuses Abolished.
Under American rule, and by the aid
of American counsel and advice, the
more flagrant abuses of government
have been abolished, every man has
been made" equal In the eyes of the
law. and last but not -least, American
sanitary science has rid the island com
pletely of the dreadful scourge of yel
low fever. Materially and morally, the
Cubans have advanced further under 12
years of American influence than they i
had under four centuries of Spanish '
domination. Politically, their advance
has not been so marked. Yet the Cu
ban people still are patriotic still they
aspire to a national life as a self-governing
nation, still they object to the
domination of a foreign power. But
business In Cuba and business in the
United States agree in predicting the
annexation of the island of Cuba to
the teritory of the United States of
America. And business is business.
Next article Billions at Stake.
IV. A GOOD DAY'S CLEMB.
By H. Arundell Bell.
dpred to do SO bv vnur nhvstMnn.
Should you not have sufficient milk or
the right quality look to your own
Inspired bv the article in last Satur-i high summit, an altitude of 5750 feet,
day's Herald, a visitor to El Paso asked j Reaching this point w-e were struck
,., nf fr Pecmess ov tne magniticence nl o.-.r
m iu auMiiiau u.. -- outlook straight ahead. Nowhere el-e
ther investigation on Monday last. Tarsj up0n the range are there peais of su-h
I did with ever-increasing pleasure, be-, ragged grandeur, such rugged noble
Ing delightfully surprised to find my form. Mound, turret, pinnacle, alter
previous knowledge of the mountain so ; nate in overwhelming profusion, in
limited, as also my previous descrip-j solemn splendor; the approaches gradu
tions so greatly underdrawn. ; ating from green, scrub-covered slopes
"li onmr.aninn hwMntr a mountaineer ! in tViniTcort -Vw .,..,-, i:
MJ .v,.... o , vw ....uuiwu iwwt h ctipicej, so steen as
nut evt-a to auora root-hold to ths
Tackling: the Big Peak.
It was -some time before we could
determine upon the best wav to tackle
and a very pleasant fellow too, by the
way, (most mountaineers are), we deter
mined upon an exploration of the more
distant ranges, which proved not only
Stimulants are not necessary and
spirits are distinctly harmful.
the mother should take the very dcscribed, hence giving a m
best care of horoif ciio. -v.n.,i,i i-, .... .. ... . . ..
clean, cool and quiet mid fuller ouuoox: oui a so iniin ieix , ond presenting In our direction a face
Tf tho Jw . , w,lder' bolder and "re rtCtUreSqUe- o precipitous that only a winded cre-i
II the mother 5! mni-r ad nartnnfA.! I T- lI-l.'Mllr-nt.'o fnn-c-nn I . .- J etU Crea-
nervo,. rv,B "I r. .:r" . "' ! , "" . ."T. "J7 " ' V ture COUId attempt to scale it.
. , --. ..4.j41, ul cAiiiiusieu wiifl ' I'llling uur cauicciio nc mi; " I fTrnnnlno- rtn-rn - fa..
considerably loftier than those already
IIIUll iuci, t. -, - ., . t .
i . mi ;jvtiv u. luuuMiiu ieec aoove us
so silent; or again we stopped to ad
mire some new found flower, often
nameless to us, but very beautiful; and
once we stopped to tease a "doodle
bug" at the bottom of its little earth,
and turning it out with a flat knife
laughed to see how quickly it scurried
away from us under earth again, back
ing down out of sight with a celerity
that was quite startling.
And here we rested long, supremely
happj. And we wondered how many
El Pasoans knew this place, and the
joys it holds; and whether it would be
possible to tempt them hither for their
great enjoyment of its beauty and its
grandeur. If this were In the east, we
said, or in some civilized country. It
would receive at least the compliment
of advertisement- It would be regarded
also with appreciation and delight.
Thronsh a nock "Window.
Following the bench, until the bigr
peak was behind us on the left, we
found a gully running up to the ridge,
and scrambling up this a matter of
no" great difficulty of a sudden we
stopped, tingling with pleasure at the
charm of a prospect which broke upon
us through a little -window in the wall
of rock upon our left.
Immediately beneath were the near
ridges of Mount Franklin supported by
buttresses apparently unscaleable. A
little beyond lay the beautiful bend of
the Rio Grande by "Washington park,
full yea, brimming over In silvery
flood. Further still, the first Mexican
range, beyond which we could distinct
ly see the shifting white sands of the
desert; and behind them. piercinr the
clouds, two ,huge peaks stopped our
further vision- Just a peep, 33 it were,
out of the close, rock bound gully
through the narrow little window! Jusc
a peep; but of what unrivaled magnifi
cence! "Who could blame us for forgetting
the flight of time? It was only the
quickly changing lights that served to
remind us that we had still some
heights to conquer,, .and that we had
best be getting on. So, leaving our
window with supreme reluctance, we
continued our climb, and soon emerged
upon the ridge whence five minutes
easy walking northwards brought u
on to the crest the second highest
peak of the whole range
Over FuarseLraaH Caayea.
Locking northwards, over the canyon
called "Fusselman," appeared the lofti
est peak of the range, four miles dis
tant from where we 3toodr apparently
rising In easy slopes to Its majestic
height of 7141 feet- Only a mountain
eer, and he not fully, knows how to
gage the distant slope up which we
must go; and as curious a feature 13
it that to look back upon a slope or
ridge one has traversed gives one no
idea of the difficulties of the crossing.
It all looks so smooth, and easy from
a distance. Take it, and experience Its
difficulties, and then cast back your
eye, and it all looks smooth and easy
again. And only a mountaineer can
i fully appreciate the thrill that comes
to one on a. well won summit; a thrill
that lasts whilst memory lives.
Long we gazed at the peak beyond
Fusselman canyon, and much we yearn
ed to win it; but the swiftly westering
sun warned us that e'er we reached our
well earned slumber there were diffi
culties of descent to be met and over
come. And so it proved- Voicing our
determination to return one day and
win the highest point, we turned our
backs upon it. and following the ridge
southwards began the home journey.
And, too, it proved an amazingly musclo
wearing journey to limbs already tired
through a too long abstinence from
the joys of mountaineering.
FoIIoivIhsc the BJJare.
"We followed tho ridge on the western,
slopo, beneath The cliffs, until wa
reached a canyon on the opposite wall
of which a cave faced us. Half way
over towards the cave we turned east,
crossed the ridge, and dropped again
southwards Into our old McKIllIgan can
yon at Its very topmost beginning. This
we followed down and so home.
No need, perhaps, to dwell on the
great length of the canyon then; or on
the darkness that overtook us on the
way; or oe the cruelties of stones and
cactus to our tender, stumbling feet.
No need, perhaps, to recall the thirst
we felt; or the missing of our way in
the black night, at the end, so that we
finished our course at the Country club.
Instead of Highland Park. Suffice It
that we both look forward to another
trip at the earliest available oppor
tunity; and that we both' have added
to our record, to retain forever, the re
membrance of one more magnificent
day amongst the great mountains.
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siTr netaod r ! .. .. . ,,. I iace OL IIle
po not wean the baby unless or-1 Always consult your doctor.
sick instead of one.
The baby should be nursed regularlv
and not every time it cries.
Fretfulness. stomach ache, and sick
ness are caused, if a baby Is fed ir
regularly or too often.
Tou are strongly advised not to use
a pacifier or comforter. This often
causes thrush, indigestion, and-other
troubles. Keep everything out pt the
baby's mouth except pure food and
uo not take your neic-hhor's advice.
mn.n".' nVcr hatnAan s..-.
nft- nr Hia h!r Mnvnn. which lhft mri.ns- i ., .1. . .. . u-
.. .t. - c , r .--, aeivtrs aiiu me summit. Th : .,.'..
00H "TTv"o.llio-nn';, in n northwestorlv .r . .. " "' . n,s nCh we
- -- w---e? -- --- . ltlV-n T9 r Timnc -!- tin -ll
direction. This canyon runs four 01
five miles up between the ranges before
it narrows and begins to climb. Fol
lowing it for about three miles, until
at the end of the trail It takes a west
erly turn, we there struck up to the
right, over an eas slope, until in front
appeared a craggy outcrop running
along the ridge for a few hundred
yard... , Keeping along the eastern side
of this ridge, overlooking the Ilueco
Flats, we gradually ascended the first
louowea; ac times walking easilv on
grassy slope, at times forcing our 1
"""ub" wc imtutw ot scrub ok
which blocked our progress, at times
clinging with hands and feet as we
rounded some jutting rock on a narrow
shelf. v.:nrv one false step would mean
a drop of several hundred feet into
Admiration for the Beauty.
And always we stopped to gaze in
admiration and awe at the steeps tow
ering above us so imminent, so huge,
"WANTS C03IMISSION FOIOf.
From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican.
The Albuquerque city council has
taken the initiative to gjve the Duke
city a commission form of government.
Albuquerque will adopt such a gov
ernment sooner or later.
THE CONDITION HERE.
From Lubbock (Tex.) Avalanche.
"When you see residence houses go
ing up all over town and wooden
buildings being moved off lots and re
placed with handsome bricks, you may
know that the town is growing and
her people prosperous.
TO j CURE THE SICK.
From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican.
The idea of establishing colonies in
the southwest for consumptives who
have been cured in eastern sanitar
iums is a good one. Not only has New
Mexico the best climate in which to
cure consumption, but it has also thp
best climate to prevent a recurrence of
the disease In those who have been
cured. It is certain that many people
are cured in the first, stages of the
disease, not only- In this territory but