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Plenty Of Water On the Mesa
EL PASO is in very grave danger of failure by the water company to supply
the city with water. It woula take only a slight accident to cut the total
supply in half and to subject this city to the terrors of conflagration ana
Municipal Ownership of the waterworks is the best way to protect ourselves.
Municipal ownership, with purchase of the present plant as a basis, is the only
practical ana permanent solution of our water problem.
Bcth ot the water conmusswui i"1
BsHp Twines men. have reported strongly
price recommended by tie second commission is a fair one. and that is sine p
that will control if the people vote in favor of municipal ownership at the election
Thfproposed purchase of the property of the International Water company
on the terms proposed is a strictly business proposition for the taxpayers. The
net earnings of the municipal plant, plus the amount ($20 poo a J
paid by the city for public water service, will considerably more than meet the
Sterest and Sing fund on the obligations to be assumed. It is an easy and
Seal way tf acquire the waterworks and institute municipal ownership, which
is the onlv loeical solution of our water problem. nr-
The city SiU commit a grave error if it fails to take advantage oppor
tunity to acquire the existing waterworks .mnwgOw t
all-time to come. It is a very favorable proposition ad J? faJs Teading.
altew themselves to misunderstand the proposition or submit to any J
The $20000 a year that the city is now paying for water supply for pubUc
purposes Is 5 Ton 9TO.000 and will go far to meet the annual charges assumed
S 4e piirSiLe plan 'recommended by the second water committee and adopted
youef - ?3nz
oof Se exltinglant0under municipal ownership, together with the amount
ow naid bv the city for water used for public purposes, will more than make up
i?roLt to be Sd annuaUy by the city as interest and sinking fund on the
febtsumJ: aK Xfl IlJge sum eW year for extensions and improve-
ments. . borrowed on the plant itself without
Additional sums P to 0tZVcessaryto make any large
involving the credit of tie city, but .it wui economical-
IISnSl nor2 SSrWwteaE fte nature of things and
ly spent -within the neit six orii "" H t company says in its report,
tads can be lad Vi JoJtructiBg the present
2LTun?Cnia SeTcLlfsnpP, the present needs of the at, and
nSKiiWSrtW e Plan and every possible reason in
is plenty of water " JS" aeteSnined withont any ground for rea
water for. domestic pnrposes asc"" oi the snpply from that source,
sonable doubt as to the adequacy and V f t Siied experts in the
fnCoteetr0rnuniecipS T ' " E1 PaS' '
President Xaft jtSS
islaOon pending in conpess ay effective. He has
S?SkMSK. without doubt he is largely instrumental in shaping
May It Be
.. , .,.. A.,i.fl awHm,
TTSL" -ntrols and has long controled the school
board it takes very little analysis of the vote to show low easily the
trick waTatmpUshed. She same old divisionnorth of the tracks and south o
ttftrlctTcLly marked in the results. North of the tracks the Citizens'
prfcincS South of the tracks the "ring- got in its work and saw to it that ita
f" on the part of the . sshoo, board or of.
to the progress of the vote, fnT lain sfeht to be handled and commented
the full tabulated vote was left out in plain signt to De. u u
' upon and used as a basis for the campaigning which went on all day- It Hjtf
upuu 6uu Ui f , Mrina" had won every precinct by sucn means,
course, have looked too raw if the rm nau w y candidateg
Enough r have not been closely
away from the pls and failed to express their choice. The total vote was
X larger a school election, nevertheless, and it indicates that the Jring" was
S well scared up by so much of a contest as became apparent. The fact that
SSr In W of his ticket is nbt a proof of his popularity or of tte honest de
sire of the maiority of the people that he should continue on the. board; but, on the
contra U TcC Jroof tha? le ''ring" realized the weakness "?
concerted its efforts in his behalf, so as to prevent the possibility of his defeat.
The election presents another shameful exhibition of "ring" methods m con
troling the scncol board and the affairs of the schools. Let us hope that this is the
last of these farcical performances to be pulled off in this city. The city is all
ready for an appointive school board. All that is necessary to secure art amend
ment of the charter to provide for an appointive school board, is to have the city
council request the next legislature to make the change. The recommendation of
ex-mayor-Sweeney in his last annual message is approved by the present council,
and there is every reason to hope that the charter will be changed and the school
board made appointive by themayor in exactly the same way as the chief of po
lice the city engineer, and other public officials, are appointed.
' There is every argument in favor of the change and not one plausible excuse
for not making it. Under no circumstances would any mayor abuse his power.
By limiting the number of appointments during each mayor's term, the board
could never be changed at one time, and it would take a term of years even to
n-eate a new controling majority.
Under an appointive system with our form of government the school board
would be chosen for fitness and the business management of the schools
would become a department of the city government where it properly belongs.
Under the existing system the school board is in no sense responsible to the peo-
ple in fact, it is responsible to nobody but the political bosses who' keep in the
background and are themselves responsible to nobody.
The appointive system will concentrate responsibility in an accountable offi
cial, and no mayor that could ever be elected in this city would venture to abuse
that power. To abolish the farcical elective system and to put the power to np
point the school board in the hands of the mayor, is the only rational and perma
ment solution of our problem of school control and management. The appointive
system is good sense and good business, and it will be the best possible system for
the good ef the schools.
An interesting sidelight on woman suffrage in Colorado, as well as on Denver
municipal politics, is thrown by a news item in the Denver News telling how city
detectives herded dozens of women of the tenderloin districts and carried them in
automobiles to the court room where the registration lists were being made up, to
help prove up the women's right to vote- The women of the tenderloin stood in
long lines in the courtroom, while public officials presented evidence in favor of
admitting their votes. The city detective, who was handling the cases for the wo
men, according to the News, said, "I am going to carry the fourth ward for Andy
Hor&n, that's what I am working for."
j j - ---- -- tv,0
in favor of municipal ownersh p. The
fin Raturdav was of course foreordained
citizen, w,o have n been
enough in touch with "ring" methods to
kt more xhan 3000 voters remained
I USED to stand up for my rights, like every dead gamine sport, and I was al
ways mixed in fights, and -paying fines in court. "Xo man," I used to fiercely
cry. ''on me can wipe his shoes;" and then, with fiercely glaring eyes, I'd hunt
for bugaboos. The man who lived across the yard would view me with a frown;
he had -his sacred right to guard, and did -the job up brpwn. Between us we had
painted red the figtree and the vine; one day-I punched that
neighbor head, the next day he punched mine- The neigh
RIGHTS bors .wearied of our fights, which (were becoming stale, and
OF MAN they ignored our sacred rights, and rode us on a rail. And
Mien we both acquired some sense;, the hint was understood;
and now we lean upon the fenc, and chat, as neighbors
should. My martial character is gone, and I have no regret; I'd rather be imposed
upon, than storm, and fuss, and fret. But since I ceased to worry o'er those
blooming rights of anine, there's no demand for strife oi- gore, and life seems quite
benign. I find, in this queer worldly game, that if I; yield my share, the other
chap will do the same, and likely beat nie there. '
Copyright, J 910. by George Matthews Adams.
Modern Apartment Hotel
Would Fill El Paso Need
Climate Is Grand, Says Traveler, But Accommodations Lacking.
Denver, Colo., May 5, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Esteeming El Paso the most desirable
climate In which to live, the entire
year, and wishing- to see it -wade attrac
tive for tourists, as well as lor perma
nent residents, in order that itjmay sur
pass such places as San Antonio and
Denver, which have palatial accommo
dations, but no such climate, I want to
tell you how complete are the Denver
rooming hotels, and how very ieasuii
ablo in price.
I wanted to live in El Paso when
there In April, but was unable to get
what I wanted in modern apartments
at any price. Am hoping: that when we
return in the autumn some far-sighted
real estate owner will have built a
modern rooming hotel.
Hotels In Oilie Cities.
Denver has dozens of them, but it is
so cold here, so much humidity, that
ono has pleasant weather only during
the short season from June 15 to Sep
tember 15. San Antonio has them, but
it is so warm and wet there, since irri
gation is practiced, that it Is a perpetual
Houston is well provided, but only an
alligator and negro can thrive down
El Paso has a golden climate, far su
perior even to southern California, and
hundreds of tourists passing through
would gladly remain if the city had
modern furnished apartments. We are
in one of the very newest in Denver, a
brick hotel with automatic elevator,
go'od service, steam heat, telephone in
each room, the furniture handsome
hard wood, costly brass beds (not gilded
iron), electric chandelier.A maid, roomy
clothes closet, with spacious white tiled
bath room, porcelain tub, lavatory and
toilet, very large windows, screened,
the carpets of velvet, and all new and
exquisitely neat. We get suites to
"please, either one room and bath a
front room or two with bath, or three,
and at the most reasonable price.
For a luxurious bed room with con
necting bath, lavatory and toilet, phone,
maid service and elevator, we pay only
25 a month, which Includes fumade
heat, or Ice water, according to sea
son. This, in the very heart of the city,
With theaters and cafes all about us.
European Hotel Conditions.
In such European hotels, of four. six.
eight, ten or twelve stories, the flrst
floor Is devoted to shops which supply
every need of the roomers above drug
store, book store, millinery, tailor, hair
dresesr, barber, baker, cafe, hand laun-
dry, jeweler are an at nana to 1111 eacn
want. The cafes and delicatessens
abound; food is reasonable in price, well
cooked and nicely served at all hours.
There are some -who make a specialty
of sending meals to those who desire
(From Tie Herald
First Big Sale of Wool Recorded;
Juarez Has a Small Blaze
The city council met last night and
discussed water once again, but did
nothing. Alderman Stewart had a plan
which called for new rates and good
water with an option for the city to
buy the plant, but nothing was done
J. A. Jones, who escaped from the
Juarez jail yesterday an-t came to this
side, was arrested here on charges of
passing checks of uncertain value. While
a new guard wa.s on duty at the jail,
Jones walked right out and no effort
was made to stop him.
Adam Dieter, brother of J. P. Dieter
brought 15,000 pounds of wool down
from Tularosa this morning and sold It
to Ketelson & Degetau for shipment to
Chihuahua. This is the first big sale
of ivool recorded in the El Paso mar
ket Interesting exercises were held this
afternoon at the Mesa school, when
Mrs. Baile3r presides.
George Whitehead, the 16monthsold
son of J. C. Whitehead, was playing on
the T. & P. track about a mile east
of El Paso this morning. He was struck
ORDER TOWER CLOCK
County Commissioners Hold
Meetings-May Have Eoad
Sprinkled for Bankers.
Once again El Paioans will be able
to determine the time by looking at the
courthouse clock. The county commis
sioners Monday morning authorized
county judge Eylar to purchase a clock
to cost $250. The present dial will be
used but new works will be Installed
and the time will be regulated by tele
graph, being synchronated with the
clock at the national observatory in
E. I. Peters complained that he had
been compelled to spend ?35 in repair
ing the dltch between Ysleta and Clint
Assistant county health officer French
S. Cary was granted a six weeks' leave
of absence, commencing June 1, in order
that he may visit Baltimore and Wash
ington, where he Intends taking post
graduate courses. He will also Investi
gate the operation of count' clinics in
order tha't the most economic plan of
them, and as the service is regular and
good, it Is a flourishing business.
AVnnts Good Hotel Here. $J
Please ' prevail on some of your
moneyed men to fit up such pleasant
rooming hotels for El Paso and the de
mand will always exceed the supply.
It is suci a homelike arrangement for
the couples who desire quiet and pri
vacy j'et who have not the means or
wish to possess Individual residences.
Yet, in this way, they escape the trials
of gossippy, promiscuous boarding
house?, or odious American plan ho
tels, and have their convenient, mod
ern suite which has all the privacy of a
home with but a modicum of the ex
pense, and, best of all, no servant prob
lem to worry with.
I love El Paso and wanther to com
pete with less favored cities who at
tract by their modern accommodations,
and their convenient apartments. The
people would prefer living In the
ideal climate of El Paso could they
bu aa well situated.
Good Buildings AVanted.
Put up sojid, fireproof, soundproof
brick or stone buildings, tall and spa
clous, containing every modern appoint
ment, in suites of one, two and three
rooms with bath, phone, elevator and
furnace heat, for which the desirable
people are always glad to obtain and
more than willing to pay for liberally.
AVantfl to Ijivo Here.
I want to live In El Paso and am sc
anxious to see such buildings erected
there, wherein one Is supremely com
fortable, as 1 have found elsewhere.
Others are as willing to pay for the
best modern accommodations as are we,,
and with the glorious, goluen climate of
El Paso, its population would rapidly
jump to the 100,000 mark when once it
is known that we can find large, light,
luxurious, modern rooms, such as we
are in here, and as we have found in
so many other cities, which are not
half as delightful as El Paso.
Ei Paso ha Best Climate.
I have tried living from Ne'w York
city to Los Angeles, and none are as
perfectly delightful all the year as is
El Paso, but I have never been able
to get modern accommodations at a liv
ing price. These are not flats, they are
olid, fine brick or granite buildings,
from four to twelve stories, with au
tomatic elevators, so easily used by each
person, all heated by steam or hot
water. 'furnished with, really handsome
furniture and rich carpets, the tiled bath
room containing lavatory with running
hot or cold water, Instead of the old,
cumbersome wooden "wash stand," and
a phone in each room. All this fur
nished me for the same price I have
paid in El Paso at a private house with
out any separate conveniences.
El Paso's Friend.
of this date, 1S96)
by tha engine which had slowed down
and was badly injured, though his
3yearold sister who was with him was
The protestant ministers of the city
will open revival services tomorrow
night in the tent opposite the court
house. Fire in the Mallen building on Calle
Comercio, Juarez, did slight damage to
day at noon. A water tank on the build
ing was opened and, after the structure
had been flooded, the flames wero ex
tinguished. President Payne, of the Cycle Track
association, has received word from sec
retary Gideon of the L. A. W. that the
track in this city is now included in
the official tracks of the association.
Dr. Yandell proposes building a f 3000
residence on North Kansas street.
The jury In the case of Millard Pat
terson against the Southern Pacific
company, this morning returned a ver
dict giving the plaintiff 50 cents actual
and ?15"00 exemplary damages. The suit
will probably be appealed.
Metal 'market, sliver SS l-8c; lead
?2.90; copper 10 1-Sc; Mexican pesos 53c.
operating the one in El Paso ma' be
determined. He alo stated that the
present salary of $50 per month is not
sufficient to pay for the wear and tear
on hig automobile. Judge Eylar wasf In
structed to investigate this, as the work
has Increased considerably since the
ciy ceased caring for the poor.
County surveyor Eubank was instruc
ted to investigate the condition of the
river below the city; determine what
protection is needed and report back to
Tho bankers, who convene-here Tues
day, will take an automobile trip down
the county road Wednesday and it was
requested that the road be sprinkled.
County road engineer Meadows reported
he believed it would be almost imprac
ticable, but judge Eylar was authorized
to do whatever he deemed best in the
It was decided to leave the matter of
the sheriff paying for federal prisoners,
rest until a new sheriff is elected.
An order was passed requiring all
county purchases to be made In El Paso,
when possible, and when not-practicable
a reason therefor shall be given.
Commisioners Freudenthal and Perez
and county judge Eylar were the only
officers present Monday.i They also
passed several bills and adjkurned until
Cuba Could Supply America's
Sugar; Needs Stable Government Fredcfic
7 J. Haskii
III TROUBLE IN CUBA
Revolution in Cuba means much moV
to the American people 'than the ordi
nary Latin-American revolution. Not
enly is the United States pledged to the
world o preserve order In Cuba, but
American business and economic inter
ests in the Island, present and prospec
tive, represent billions, of dolinis. Cu
ba 13 more richly endowed by nature
than any other one country on earth. It
now produces a greater amount of cane
sugar than any other one country. Its
tobacco fields furnish the material for
the best cigars, material not to be ob
tained elsewhere. It has important min
eral deposits. It has wonderful fruit
producing possibilities. And as yet its
resources have been scarcely touched.
Cuba is so close to the United State
that tiio American people are directly
affected by conditions in that country.
Cuba already is a principal source of
food supply for the United States, more
than one-third of all the suguar usedin
this country being of Cuban origin.
The Increasing cost of living will force
the United States to make the most of
the possibilities of tropic America as a
food producing country. Cuba, wonder
fully fertile and having its chief port
only ninety miles from an American
railway terminus, is worth many mil
lions of dollars to American business to
day, t is worth billions for the future
Tobacco Builds Florida Cities.
The most important industries in Cu
ba are, of .course, the production of
sugar and tobacco. The tobacco culture
is restricted- to a small section of the
western end of the Island, and is ad
vanced to a high state of development.
Tho tobacco business Cannot be expect
ed to grow greatly. Much of the Cu
ban tobacco Is manufactured In the
island, but great quantities of leaf to
bacco are sent abroad, especially to
the United States, to be made up. This
is on account of the tariff, and i has
resulted in the building up of two cities
in Florida inhabited mostly by Cubans.
Sugrir Industry Greatest.
But the sugar business is now, and
has been for years, the most important
Cuban industry. Last year Cuba pro
duced, in round numbers, 1,500,000 tons
of cane sugar. The next greatest cane
sugar production -was in Java, 1,250,000
tons, and then came our own Hawaii
with 475,000, and Louisiana with 350,000
ton?. The total sugar crop of the world
was 14,710,000 tons, of which about
S.000,090 tons was cane sugar.
The United States in that year con
sumed 3,186,000 tons of sugar, of which
approximately one-third was produced
within the tariff borders of the country,
which includes Porto Rico and, to a
limited extent, the Philippines. Cuban
sugar IS. entitled to a reduction of 20
per cent of the customs duties when it
comes into tho United States, American
wares going into Cuba having the bene
fit of a similar concession. This reci
procity agreement has caused all other
nations to levy retaliatory or counter
vailing dutlespn Cuban sugar, so that
the American market Is the only one
open to Cuban sugar. As a result, 99
per cent of (the Cuban crop comes to
the United States. This constitutes more
than half of the total sugar imports of
Cuba Could Supply Demand.
These figures show that Cuba already
is an important source of a valuable
article of food which the United States
is not able to produce in sufficient
quantities in its own territory. But they
give no hint of the pdssibillties of Cu
ban sugar. It is asserted on the high
est technical authority that If the sugar
land in Cuba owned by American sugar
Interests were all under cane, those
American plantations would, supply the
entire American demand for sugar. It
is furthermore asserted that if all tho
sugar land in Cuba were under cultiva
tion, all the cane sugar growers and all
the beet sugar growers in all the rest of
the world might quit the sugar business
suddenly and the sugar sunnly still
would be adequate- In other words, Cu
ba is capable of producuing as much su
gar in one year as Is now produced in
all th-o world, from both-cane and beets.
While the cane and beet sugar busi
ness in the United Sta-tes proper Is an
important agricultural interest, there
seems to be no good reason to believe
that it will increase with sufficient ra
pidity to supply more than Its present
proportion of the annually Increasing
Mark Smith May Try to Kill
Bill No Money for El
Washington, D. C, May 9. Voting in
the senate will continue on the amend
ments to the railroad bill dally. After
Its passage, the statehood bill will im
mediately be placed before the senate
and .continued as unfinished business
Mny Fight Statehood.
Persistent rumors about the corridors
of the capltol are that Mark A,- Smithy
former delegate from Arizona, Is., en
deavoring to get up a committee of
Democrats throughout Arizona to come
to Washington to defeat statehood for
Xo Money for El Paso.
Th sundry civil appropriation bill
carries money for public buildings at
Roswell, $25,00; San Angelo, $25,000:
San Antonio, Texas, $25,000; Texarkana,
$45,000; Waxahachle, $5000; for fish
eries station at Sak Marcos, ?54CT0.
Delegate Cameron introduced a bill
for sinking experimental artesian wells
in Arizona and approprating $150,000 for
Get Rodey'u Job.
John J. Jenkins, of Wisconsin, was
nominated today as United States judge
in Porto Rico vice Bernard S. Rodey, of
New Mexico, time expired. Jenkins
served 14 years as chairman of the house
Davis To Hold on.
The interior department states that
there is nothing in the report that chief
engineer A. P. Davis of the reclamation
service will soon be succeeded by L. C.
Hill ,of Pnoenlx.
MAY CUT COTTON RATE.
Austin; Texas, May 9. Indications are
that at the railroad commission meet
ing today a reduction in cotton rates
four to five cents will be made, as
asked by the farmers union. Chair
man Mayfield Is IlL
COME UP SOON
demand. The American people must con
tinue to buy two-thirds of their sugar
abroad. Disputes over the sugar tariff
and matters relating to the sugar trust
may be adjusted by legislation or other
wise, but the natural supply and de
mand will not be affected by any gov
ernmental action. The Americans will
have to have sugar, and they will be un
willing to buy It ,rom far-off Java sim
ply because some alleged Cuban patriots
arc continually burning up Cuban sugar
fields and sugar mills in an effort to
get into office.
Food Supply a Consideration.
The time has come, at last, when
American statesmanship must consider
practical economy with relation to the
food supply. For this reason, if for no
-ktVio,- fha TTnitori ?tnt5 nannot nermlt
conditions in Cuba again to be disturbed
by a series of revolutionary wars. Last
year Cuba sent to the UnireJ States
wares valued at $100,000,000 and bought
from the United States s-eods to .ne
value of $50,000,000. This traders great
er in volume, both of el"i-- ad Im
ports, than the combined ;rade of tie
United States with Porto Tlico, Ha vail
and the Philippines.
In the ten years preceding the Span
ish war and the freedom of Cuba, the
affairs of the island were in such bad
condition' that the exports amounted to
less than half of what they now are,
and the imports were less than one
fourth of what they are today. The Cu
ban plantations were devastated by fire
and sword and there was little sugar to
send out. The Cuban people were Im
poverished and they had no money to
buy foreign goods.
Cane Acreage Doubles. ,
The acreage of growing sugar cane is
now twice as great as it was when
Spain left the island. Under conditions
of profound peace and security, such a3
exist in America, the acreage may be
doubled again and again. Millions of
dollars have been invested in Cuban
sugar plantations since 1899, and other
millions are waiting only to see the re
sult of the second experiment of tl Re
public of Cuba in the business of self
government. If that experiment falls,
more especially if It falls by reason of
the precipitation of a racial conflict,
the Investors, both present and pros
pective, will demand that the United
States government take positive action
to secure the safety of their Invest
ments and make Cuba permanently
Musi Maintain Government.
The billions of dollars at stake make
it Impossible for the American nation
to shirk its duty df maintaining a stable
government in Cuba. If the Republic
shall prove Itself able to cope with, the
present race agitation. If it shall be able
to pass the period of the next general
election in safety, then perhaps the Cu
bans will be able to work out their own
destiny. But if there is another revo
lution there will be another interven
tion apd. in spite of sentiment and dis
inclination, the United States' will be
forced to assume control of Cuban afr
fairs. , , A .
Perhaps, after all, this will be best xor
the Cubans. Surely the condition of the
average Cuban, white or black, will be
advanced bv permanent peace. Tomas
Estrada Palma, one of the greatest of
Cuban patriots, summed up the case for
the Cuban people, as distinguished from
the Cuban politicians when he said:
Cubans Want Government.
"I always have believed, since the
tima I took active part in the Ten Years
War. that Independence was not the
final goal of ail our noble and patriotic
aspirations the aim was to possess a
stable government capable of protecting
. j -,--t- oTifl irnnrnTiteeiner to
lives mm niuici ij ... o
all residents of the country, natives and
foreigners, the exercise ot civu anu
natural rights, without permitting lib
erty ever to become pernicious license
or violent agitation, to say nothing of
armed disturbances of public order I
have never feared to admit, nor am I
afraid to say aloud, that a political de
pendence which assures us the fecund
bonus of liberty is a hundured times
preferable to a sovereign and independ
ent republic discredited and made mis
erable bv the baneful action of periodic
civil wars." And that statement fore
casts the future of Cuba.
Tomorrow, "Woman's Club Work.'
MRS. HYDE CRIES
AS SHE TESTIFIES
Gives Evidence in Attempt
to Clear Husband of Her
Kansas City, Mo., May 9. From the
lips of Mrs. B. C. Hyde, the jurors In
her husband's trial for mUrder today,
heard the story of the Swope tragedy.
Mrs. Hyde made a pitiable spectacle
for a few minutes, but finally she
ceased her sobbing and was able to pro
ceed with her testimony.
The salient features of her testimony
were her declarations that Dr. Twyman
Adjusted a string which stopped the flow
of blood from Moss Hunton's arm
when he was bled for relief from
She did not request her husband to
stop bleeding Col. Swope and never
cried out on the death bed that she
wished he had never taken the medi
cine Dr. Hyde gave him.
She said the millionaire's symptoms
were entirely different from those
described by the nurses. The remedies
of Jordan, a "yarb" man, were used by
Chrlsman Swope until a few days before
his death. l3he ate of the candy Dr.
Hyde gave the Swope children and It
did not make her ill. she said.
SMALL TAXPAYERS SHOULD
VOTE FOR MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP
The Robert W. Hunt Company In Ita
report to the first water committee
recommended that the unimproved real
er.tate In the city hear a share of the
cost of maintaining, an adequate water
supply. This would be automatically
douc through municipal o-rracrshlp, hut
is Impossible Hnder private ownership.
The vs-ater service is available for the
owners of unimproved real estate, even
though they have not yet become con
sumers ot water, and tlcT should pay a
part of the cost of mlntalning the mu
nicipal water system.
FIRE CAUSES ?10,000 LOSS IN
GILMER BUSINESS SECTION
Gilmer, Tex, May 9. Fire caused a
loss of $10,000 In the business section
here early this morning. The blaze
originated from defective wiring
in the restaurant of D. W. Russell,
who is the heaviest loser. The two story
bullding owned by Mrs. W. B. Oden, E.
E. Aldredge, Dr. Eberhart's dental par
lors, D. V. Russell's restaurant and
the K. of P. hall were destroyed
PIONEER PHILOSOPHY. 4
It Meems like th folks that make all
th' money go t' Tror'k at 0 o clock.
AN ICE PLANT
(Continued 5Vom Page'tone.)
as adjutant of the regiment when he
goes to the school of the line for offi
cers at at. Leavenworth, is not known
at present. Col. Sharpe will not hava
a wide range of captains to choose
from, as he will soon have but three On
duty with the regiment out of a total
of 15. The others will all be on special
or detached service.
Capt. W,. H. Wdldron, at present in the
position of quartermaster, has been or
dered to Washington for a course in
tho army war college and will leave
Capt. Thomas Franklin Schley has
just obtained a leave of absence for
two months and left Sunday to visit his
parents, admiral and Mrs. Winfield
Scott Schley, In the east.
Lieut. Crea, who has been on leave
since the regiment reached tha United
States, has returned and reported at the
post for duty. But still there Is a short
age of officers.
Office? TVltfc a Record.
Capt. Waldron's term In the Army
War college at Washington will give
him all the military education it will
be possible to obtain In the United
States, as he is already a graduate a
West Point, of the School of the Line at
Fort Leavenworth, and the Army Staff
college. "Very few officers in the coun
try are so fortunate as to have taken
all these military courses.
JUMPS FROM SHIP
AND DROWNS AT SEA
Galveston. Tex., May 9. It became
known today that B. J. Richards, of
Fort Worth, who took passage on the
steamer Nueces, April 20 jumped over
board after dinner, the evening the ves
sel left Galveston.
Richardson was a cabin passenger.
As the boat was well out Into the gulf,
he left the table, walked to the rail,
waved a napkin at the passengers and
leaped into the water. His body was
PIBRE DISPLAY AT THE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
A unique exhibit was Installed in the
El Paso chamber of commerce Monday
morning by the Texas Fibre Machine
Manufacturing- company of El Paso. The
display consists of, articles manufact
ured from cactus fibre. The officers
of the company are John Barbrlck, of EL
Paso, president and general manager; J.
A. Leahy, of Lordsburg. N. M., vice
president; J. W. Barker, of La Tunt,
N. ML. secretary and treasurer. Edgar
D. Park is general sales manager.
ELECTRICAL AVORIvtOtS WANT
CLOSED SHOP AND RAISE
Fort Worth, Tex.., May 9. A closed
shop and a raise from $3 to 33.50 per
day is demanded by 200 outside Inter
national electrical workers'. The local
union members today gave the contract
ors until May 15 to answer. Inside men.
have just won 40 cents per day in
crease. VOTE FOR MUNICIPAL OWNER
SHIP TO BEAUTIFY THE CITY
The first ivater committee, J. Q, Mc
Nary, chairman, emphasized tke Import
ance of beautifying- tae city fareBS&.
securing a plentiful sapply ef vratcr le
irrigating: purpose, sad Hxcd this as
oae argument la fTor of municipal
CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTED
ON PHOENIX cfc BUCKEYE ROAD
Phoenix. Ariz. Mav 9. Aotiml crarf-
l ing work on the Phoenix & Buckeye
rauroaa was started today outside of
Phcenix under the direction of chief
engineer L. H. Long. Several hundred
men and 400 mules of Grant Bros, out
fit are at work. The line is 40 miles
long. The road" may be continued
southwest to Yuma.
BOY LOSES LIFE IN
SAVING S3IALL BROTHER
Mount Pleasant, Tex., May9. Wad
ing. Clarence Edmonds 12 years of age,
came into a deep channel, lost his bal
ance and drowned in a pool of water
nar Damascus Sunday in attempting
to rescue his brother, who narrowly
escaped death in the same manner.
TEXAS REPUBLICANS 3IEET.
Sherman, Texas, May 9. The stats
republican executive committee will
meet here Tuesday to determine wheth- '
er delegates to the state convention will
be" selected In a primary convention or
by election. The time and place of the
convention will be decided in June. It
likely will be Fort Worth or Dallas.
COTTON BELT EXTENSION.
Waco. jTex., May 9.' AdvVses from
St. Louis say the contract for the con
struction of the Cotton Belt for Gates
ville to Hamilton has been awarded,
work to be completed in four months.
Grading outfits and material are al
ready on the ground.
HOW TO VOTE ON THURSDAY
At the election Thursday, every per
son holding a pol tax receipts is en
titled to vote. The election, is not lim
ited to taxpayers, hut every qualified
voter will have a voice. In. preparing
your ballot, mark out the proposition
for raising the rates to the present
water company, and leave unmarked the
proposition to issue the bonds of the
city for the purpose of purchasing tho
present waterworks. The alternative la
squarely presented between the two
proposition;-, cue to purchase the pres
ent plant and establish municipal owner
ship of waterworks, the other to raise
the rates to the present company ap
proximately 7H percent over antf above
the rates heretofore paid. Vote for f
purchase of the present works and mu
nicipal ownership, and vote against rata
F. W. Berkshire, sunervising inspect
or of the local Immigration district, will
leave Tuesday for Washington to at
tend a special conference of his department