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Tuesday, iSFoYernber 1, 1910.
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UNDER the heading, "Too Many Parks Already," the SantaFe New Mexican
voices vigorous protest against the project to make a national park of the
Mescalero Indian reservation. Says the New Mexican:
"One out of everv ten acres in New Mexico,, is now within a forest reserve
or some sort of a national park or -Indian reservation or grant. Tnat is gUing
the neoDle all the park space they need or want. The suggestion therefore,
corning from El Paio that the Mescalero reservation be made & national park,
finS much of an echo in this neck of the woods. The Alamo and the
-UnLln forest? in that part of the territory, already include the best lands
Uncpm ests, kmnfflrp already covers the Mescalero reservation. What
,and c Sf S should be thrown open to prospectors, to farmers, to
reniains of the latter snouia oe tnrown y thousand progressive farmers
VoT Mescalero SSrtlS? wSldo El Paso and New Mexico more good than
iVatfonafpTrk created merely for pleasure seekers
In the name of the people of New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and all this south
west country, The Herald takes issue with the New Mexican on every point it
taakes in the'article just ouoted. The forest reserve is not a national park; a for
est reserve with ,the mature timber cut out has none of the natural beauty that
one associates with the name national park, ana it is not so improved as to make
t accessible. An inaian, reservation is not a national park or a people's playground-
it is subject to rigid restrictions and regulations; a permit is required to
enter the enclosure, a permit is required to camp or to fish, and there is no en
couragement to enter and use the enclosed grounds quite the contrary. There are
necessary restrictions also in the use of the national parks, as is right and proper;'
but in the case of the national parks, entry is made easy ana the areas so set
aside are thoroughly policed ana improvea for the general benefit. The greatest
distinction between the indian reservations and the national parks is that the
reservations are practically unimproved, few good roads are built, practically no
trails or paths are opened, the indians and livestock are allowed to pollute the
streams, the wooos are not cleared of fallen timber, but the big, mature trees are
allowed to be cut; whereas, in a national park the lovely aspects of nature are
maintained in simplicity ana completeness, the big trees are saved for their beauty
and impressive grandeur, magnificent Toaas of rock and macaaam are constructed
on carefully surveyea grades to he fit for comfqrtable travel by automobile or
horse drawn vehicles, "bridle paths and trails are opened up to make every beauti
ful nook and sparkling stream accessible, permanent accommodations for tourists
are encouraged under proper restrictions, ana every provision is maae for the com
fort, convenience, ana entertainment of visitors.
The Mescalero national park wouia, of course, be for the use not merely of El
Pasoans, but of all the people of the Great Southwest, including both territories
and the whole of T,exas. There is no other resort so accessible as this part of the
Sacramento ana White mountains, ana the combination of Clouacroft ana the
Mescalero park wouia result in attracting thousands of summer visitors where
hunareas now come.
This suggests the economic side of the proposition. The whole of the Mescalero
reservation wouia affora comparatively few opportunities for successful farming
or mining. All the settlers that could be accommoaatea, if the reservation were
opened up to entry, could not ana wouia not produce a small fraction of what
iwould be brought into the territory by tourists, if the Mescalero reservation were
turnea into a national park. As Los Angeles is so fona of saying, "The tourist
crop is California's best crop," and it would be,-so with the Mescalero region, if the
government couia be inaucea to make the extensive improvements that have char
acterized its aevelopment work in all other national parks throughout the west
The railroads pay more than one-fourth of the taxes in New Mexico.
It looks to an outsiaer as if the New Mexico constitutional convention were
doing its work with promptness ana dispatch. The mass of material to be
digested and debated is tremendous.
Mr. ana Mrs. Bluejay and Mr. and Mrs. Oriole, with their large and interesting
families, have arrived in El Paso from the Sacramento mountains to spend the
"winter. We bespeak for them a coraial ana frienaiy reception.
With the windmills ana gasoline engines to supplement the rainfall stored
In the soil through winter cultivation, this southwestern country is going to be
(Covered with homes in a few years after the quitters have all movea away. Dry
mesa lana near Mesa, Ariz., that was bought from the government at $1.25 per acre
only two years ago, has just sola for $25 an acre by reason of the aemonstration
that has been maae with a small pumping plant,
THE supreme court of the United States by a series of decisions upon a
murder case coming down from the state of Washington has brushed away
a number of hoary judicial traditions, and has refused to reverse a convic
tion on minor technical grounds. The action and opinion of the court furnishes a
precedent that ought to be carefully studied by every lawyer ana every judge on
the bench throughout the land. The reformation " of court practice and the
placing cf substantial justice above finely drawn, but immaterial, technicalities
really rests with the juages of the higher courts. It is notorious that many of
ihe most absura aecisions ever written in the recoras have come from the higher
courts of the various states, which have too often allowea guilty men to go free in
oraer to save some technical point of no consequence.
Cooperative pumping plants ana systematic colonization shouia be under
taken right now in this valley. We are not only wasting time, but we are wasting
millions of aollars every year by our policy of neglect ana aelay.
Fort Stockton, N. M., took the prize for Guadalupe county at the Albuquerque
fair, her exhibit surpassing that of Farmlngton, Roswell, or any other section of
the territory, with the exception of the county in which the fair was heia ana
which thus had the aavantage of transportation facilities. The New Mexico com
munities realize the value of the publicity that well planned exhibits at the vari
ous expositions give them.
An interpreter is necessary in the New Mexico constitutional convention; the
enabling act, however, requires that legislators of the new states and state officers
must be able to use the English language and understand it without an interpre
ter. But while there is so much talk about forcing the Spanish speaking inhabi
tants to learn English, it might be well at the same time to force the English
speaking inhabitants to learn Spanish. Nothing would more surely conduce- to
better understanding among the people of the two races (and of the two repub
lics) then a command of each other's language. - ,
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From Santa Fe
I SIT up to the groaning board and eat fried liver with a smile; my stomach's
oft a protest roared, for porterhouse is more in style. My grandma, who is
bent with care, and rather dotty new and then, is wear of the bill of fare,
and kicks and kicks and kicks again. "Great Caesar!" cries that worthy .lame,
when she beholds the liver fried, "this sort of grub is just a shame why don't you
cook a piece of hide? I'm yearning for an oyster stew, a turkey
stuffed the good old way; so loosen up. my lad .please do, and
FRIED buy some decent grub today!" "Oh. grannj- dear," I make
LIVER reply, "I know that liver's pretty punk; I too would like an
oyster fry, and terrapin and kindred junk; but while I keep a
groaning board same luxuries must be denied; I'll buy the grub
I can afford and let the other victuals slide. I'd rather chew a cobblestone than
o'er the grocer's duebill fret; I'd rather gnaw a marrowbone than eat a pie and be
in debt. Too many people, granny mine, are buying oysters in this town, with
mortgage on their tree and vine, and turning good old liver down. And maybe,
granny, by and by, when things have turned and changed about, we'll eat the, oys
ters, you and I, and they'll be on the liver route;"
Copyright, 1910, by George Matthews
Assembly Is the Bone
Of Contention In
Portland, Ore., Nov. 1. Oregon's gub
ernatorial campaign has been formally
opened by Jay Bowerman, the Republi
can nominee, in "the western part cf
the state, and Oswald West, the Demo
cratic candidate, in the extreme east.
From this beginning- each candidate
will -work across the state to close his
campaign in Multnomah county and
Portland during the last week before
Is &laril Campaisn.
It promises to be a hard fought cam
paign, with the chances about even.
The great pre-primary issue was as-
sembly or anti-assembly. Bowerman
was the assembly nominee, aligned
with that faction which contended that
a convention for the recommendation
of candidates would be an aid to the
primary law. The opposition faction of
the Republican party contended that
the assembly idea meant a return to old
convention conditions, the overturning
of the "statement No. 11 system of pop
ular election of United States senators,
hostility to the jjrimary law, the initia
ative and referendum and popular leg
islation generally." The anti-assembly
forces were successful generally,
though Bowerman won his nomination
because of a divided opposition, hav
ing three candidates opposing him.
West has taken up this fight against
the assembly and assembly methods.
He is'receiving the support of a great
number of Republicans, who feel that
A Ring Tragedy
By Franz Tonssaint.
THE Circus des deux Mondes was
giving its third performance at
Marseilles, under the glaring
light of the electric chandeliers. The
Sealby Brothers had just finished their
stunning tricks in the flying trapeze.
The applause was deafening and
seemed as if it were to last forever.
The band ceased playing. One of the
managers entered the ring and said In
a loud voice: "Ladies and gentlemen:
I regret to announce that Miss Jessie
Hobson has met with a slight accident
and will be unable to" appear tonight.
Undoubtedly she will be all right to
morrow, and she regrets very much
that it is necessary for her ito dis
appoint the audience tonight."
Though the music immediately struck
up a gay tune, the majority of the'
audience was evidently greatly an
noyed. Among the three thousand
spectators present at least two thous
and had come to see this young girl,
whose beauty, grace and dare-devil
courage had set the city, mad with ad
miration. People looked at their pro
grams and read:
No. 14 (Miss Jessie Hobson; from
Those who had already seen her ex
plained to their neighbors. "She does
the most daring tricks with her
bicycle. She rides standing on her
head, rushing down a steep incline,
turns a somersault in the air without
letting go her wheel and is the most
beautiful creature the world ever saw.
While she takes a rest, a clown tries
to imitate her stunts and
half a dozen machines.
But the audience had already got
over their disappointment, for the
dwarf Pietri was making them roar
with laughter while he carried with
the greatest care a 'bird cage In which
was suspended an old shoe.
At the same time there was a great
commotion outside in the stables. A
young man was struggling fircely in
the strong hands of the stableboy,
Rasez Muldo and the acrobat Richards.
"Monsieur Parker! Jim, my boy, be
sensible and let me have your re
volver," begged the owner of the cir
cus. "No! No! I want to kill her' I
have stood enough. She has been ttfr
turing the life out Qf me. Isaw her
tonight. She was holding Charlie's
hand when I came in. She lit a cigar
ette, smiled at me and spat into my
face that woman . for whose sake I
have ruined and disgraced mvself. I,
Lieut, Parker of the Gordon -Highlanders,
three times wounded in Trans
vaal, twice mentioned in reports from
India, I, who am now Bill, the clown.
Oh, let me kill her, or at least kill
Suddenly he -grew calm. A painful
smile crossed his face. He threw down
his revolver. "It is all over! T was
drunk! Go and find Miss J.issie, I
want to ask her pardon."
The manager and the two men left.
Parker threw himself down near
Tommy, the elephant, and sobbed.
N jv y
the principle advocated by the anti
assembly forces is superior to the call
of partj. Since the state is three to
one anti-assembly, "West's chances for
election are fairly bright.
re Opposite Tpea.
Bowerman and West, the opposing
candidates are opposite types. Both
were raised as boys at Salem. Bower
man as a young man lived on a farm
and worked his way through school
and college, graduating from the Wi!
lomette University Law school through
his own efort.
West is the son of a stockman, re-
ceived his education in the public
schools, and was taken into the pioneer
bank of A. Bush because of his bright
ness and aptitude as a boy.
Both Good Politicians.
Both have made good records,
Bowerman as a state senator and
president of that fc-y, West as a"
member of the state railroad com
mission. Both are adept" politicians,
Bowerman of the old school of organi
zation and party control, while West
plays the game like a chessmaster,
cool, calculating and ready to take
advantage of every opportunity to
checkmate his foe. Because of the
fighting qualities of the two men, as
well as of the peculiar conditions in
the state the governorship will be in
doubt, according to current political
belief, until all of the votes have been
counted in November.
Daily Short Story
At Saida, in the barrack yard of the.
first regiment of the foreign legion,
the colonel was examining the new
recruits. The adjutant read aloud the
descriptions sent from the recruiting
office for most of the men did not un
"Krauss, German, deserter from the
6th regiment of infantry at MetzJ
Signed the paper at Verdun. Profes
"Bergsen, Dane, signed papers at
Lille. Profession, engineer."
The men saluted as their names
Stopping in front of James Parker,
standing motionless at attention, the
adjutant read: j
"James Parker, Englishman. Signed
papers at Marseilles. No profession."
A year passed, ho was made a cor
poral and decorated with the military
medal of honor after the battle of
Menad. His new uniform and new
duties had made him forget he had
ever been a clown and that he, a
lieutenant in the Gordon Highlanders,
had amused the audience of a hundred
His company was camping outside
the walls of the DJebel-Quazane. One
morning a quarrel broke out between
two privates of his squad. Swords
were drawn and before he had time to
interfere one, a man named Wurtz, fell
dead. Parker went to report the af
fair at Algiers.
When he reached the town the first
thing that caught his eye was an im
mense T)OStfT" nnrvnnolncy V.O "nivmia
des deux Mondes.. was xivinK a series
of performances there and tbt Miss
Jessie Hobson was still among the
With parched throat and the fire ol
madness in his eyes, he sneaked around
the circus tent until 7 oclock. Then
he made up his mind. The manager
who was finishing his supper in the
van whs delighted to see him.
"Jimmie, old boy, I thought you
were dead. How strange that we
should meet here. May I congratu
late you on your medal? You want to
perform tonight? I would be delight
ed, but remember you are out of
training, your muscles are stiff and
then your uniform! They might pun
ish you and make it unpleasant for
"Nobody will ever know," Parker
murmured. "Let me do it! I am as
fit as a fiddle. The clown will be
applauded as never before. I do not
want money, but just 'the pleasure of
seeing Jessie once more."
The manager assented.
Miss Jessie, who had finished the
first part of her program, was rest
ing. A roar of laughter shook the
tent. Dressed in a coat whose one
sleeve was missing, wearing a straw
hat without a crown, in his buttonhole
an immense magnolia, a man came in
to the ring, carryintr in one hand a
valise and wheeling with the other a
"Hello! Good evening, ladles and
vSSflre ' w'
Growth Of Sectional Division By
VIII CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS I
FTER Jackson in 1S29 had pro
mulgated the doctrine of rota
tion in office and had institut
ed the practice of rewarding political
activity with public office, the politi
cal campaigns began more and more
to take on the aspect of struggles for
office, and to lose their relation to ac-
i tual issues. Then, too, the extension
of the suffrage and the lure of office
operated to make political committees
necessary and political machines pos
sible. During the Jackson regime the
foundations were laid for the present
system of American party politics a
system depending more upon prejudice
tban principle, more upon party name
tban party platfirm. That the politi
cal party divisions of the time did not
fairly represent the division of senti
ment among the people upon the press-j
inir Questions of national polity was
I tacitly recognized by the leaders of
both Democratic and Whig parties.
The personality of Jackson became the
' only issue upon which Democrats
I could unite or Whigs solidify. As
Jackson men or anu-jacsuu "";
the people casf their votes, chose
their electors, elected representati-.es
and 1S38 the Democrats were victori
men to the senate.
Jackson's Three Victories.
Three times in succession Andrew
Jackson received a plurality of the
popular vote for president, a recorl
equalled only by Grover Cleveland in
our history. Twice he was eiecten jy
overwhelming majorities, anu n -
retired he was succeeded by Martin
Van Buren, whom he practically hed
appointed his successor. In every
congressional campaign between 1825
and 1S58 the Democrats were victori
ous. But notwithstanding the fact
that .Tacksan and Van Buren Invent 'A
the national political organization, es
tablished national conventions and na
Hrmii committees, and made pary
, 'n,. ,-. .i.iof toit of fitness f -r
chief test of
" . - i ll...n Z1J.7 -nnt- 1liTi
public service, pm l """" ",",;! ,Y,
possess tne power 10 "" """" .--nhich
they have gained since the civil
Although both houses of congress
were safely Democratic during both of
Jackson's administrations, there al
wavs was a sufficient number of insur
gent Democrats in the senate to
thwart the presidential will. It v. as
not until he had retired and his succes
sor Van Buren was in the white house
that the Jackson men were able to
control the senate and expunge from
the journal the resolution of censure
passed when Jackson withdrew the de-
posits from tne -tsaniv 01 w .. 1
States. Tttese jnsurgem. uemw.iaw
worked with the Whig opposition and
made Jackson's administration ore
lon and bitter fight. For one reason
and another the people supported Old
Hickory and not one of the three great
giants who led the opposition was able
to realize his ambition to be president.
Clay and Webster were Whigs, Cal
houn was a Democrat. The three did
not agree upon anything except hat
red of Jackson. Yet powerful as they
were when together they were no
match for Jackson.
Triumvirate Stands Tojrether.
On the proposition to grant a new
charter to the "Bank of the United
States he great triumvirate ' stood to
gether, while JacKson's opposition was
championed in the senate by "Old
Bullion" Benton of Missouri who had
once shot Jackson in a street fight
in Nashville. When the congress pass
ed the "Tariff of Abominations" 111
1828 it was by virtue of a combination
of Clay and Webester Whftgs with
Pennsylvania Democrats. t Pennsyl
vania was Jackson's strongest state
and he could not break with the pow
erful Influences behind the protective
tariff. South Carolina was foremost
in the war against the tariff.
John C. Calhoun wa selected vice
president with Jackson, but Calhoun
resigned and was sent back to the sen
ate to take the lead in the tariff war.
He preached, not the doctrine of dis
union which had been heard many
times in the senate both from Demo
cratic and Federalist source, but the
doctrine of nullification. It was as
serted that a state had a right to null
ify a federal law so far as its enforce
ment within the borders of that state
was concerned. This doctrine was
born in the sophistical brain of Cal
houn, but it had other defenders. Ono
of them was Robert Young Hayne,
senator from South Carolina. His
speech now is forgotten except as it
is preserved in the name of the most
famous speech ever delivered in tne
United States senate. Webster's re
ply to Hayne. In that speech Webster
expounded the constitution as a na
tionalist and laid the foundation for
the conviction that was later to save
the union, even at the expense of a
terrific sectional war. That debate
be it remembered, was not upon slav
ery but upon the tariff.
Clay's Compromise Tariff.
Henry Clay, with his genius for
compromises, came forward withane.v
"compromise tariff" passed in 1S32,
which was destined to save Jackson
and to confound Clay. In the election
that year Jackson defeated Clay for
the presidency by 219 to 48 in the elec
toral college, 11 votes being cast for
John Floyd, of Virginia, by South
Carolina, and 7 for William Wirt, the
candidate of the anti-Masonic party.
gents. How are you. I am very well,
as usual. I have just returned from a j
trip in the Alps." !
Miss Jessie sped by on her wheel,
smiling at hirm Bill fell on his knees
and stared at her dumbfounded. Then
he jumped on his wheel and began to
"Hello! Stop! Show me how you do
that," he shouted when he was quite
close to her and his lips almost
touched her neck he whispered:
"Jessie! My1 own Jessie, say that you
have forgiven me and that you will
bo mine once more."
With a sudden turn of the wheel she
got away from him. Then, as he used
to do in the Colisseum, Bill burst into
comical sobs and tried to puU. an im
mense handkerchief out of his leit
sleeve, lost his balance and fell off his
"Excuse my clumsiness, ladles and
gentlemen. I am so sorry," he ex
claimed, picking himself up. Then he
drew from his pocket a toy pistol, and
pretended to commit suicide, picked up
the battered remnants of his machine
and started his pursuit of the girl.
When he had overtaken her he pant
ed into her ear: "For the last time
Jessie, will you be mine?"
"I have told you no," she hissed.
"Leave me alone now. I ' nave marc
He fell off his wheel in a way that
was so irresistibly funny that the
whole audience roared. Then he fum
South Carolina was now the only state
in which the popular democratic move
ment of the early Jackson day had not
triumphed, and its legislature still
elected its presidential electors still
houn commanded the legislature, and
the electoral .votes were held reaiy
to be cast for Clay if they might de
feat Jackson. When it was found that
Jackson had a large majority, tha
votes were thrown away and South
Carolina passed the ordinance of null
The president at once issued his fa
mous proclamation in which he de
clared that the constitution formed a
government, not a league, and in whica
he threatened the nullifiers with all
the power of the federal government.
Calhoun now resigned the vice-presidency
and came to the senate- The
battle seemed to be on. Jackson swore
"By the Eternal, the fedfcral union
must and shall be preserved."
Claj's Second Compromise.
Again Clay came to his aid, and by
dint of exercise of his most persua
sive faculties he framed another com
promise tariff bill which enabled Jacic
son to maintain his bold front against
thej nullifiers and at the same time to
back down from extreme protecth n
ism and therefore in a message t,o
placate southern sentiment. When
Jackson was about to retire and cast
his mantle upon the shoulders of Van
Buren, the opposition could not agre
upon a candidate. They held no na
tional convention. Van Buren received
170 electoral votes against 73 for Wil
liam Henry Harrjson,- who redeired
the greater part of the Whig suppor.
26 for Hugh Lawson White, an insur
gent Democratic senator from Tennes
see, and 11 for Willie P. Mangum, be
ir.g the vote of the South Carolina
legislature. All this time the opposi
tion to Jackson held to the official
name of "National Republican" while
the Jackson men called themselves
Democratic-Republicans. Four years
I later, in 1840, the Democrats
I adopted the popular name which thoy
still bear, and the National Republi
cans made "Whig" their official as
well as their popular title. '
All of this time the leaders of both
parties were car,eful not to say any
thing whatever about the real problem
which was pressing for solution sla
very. It was not a federal nuestiuM.
Neither party would take a stand on it.
Calhoun and his South Carolinians
were always fighting the tariff, but
the Whigs could depend upon them to
oppose Jackson. Jackson and Clay, the
chief leaders of each party, were slave-
holders from tne SOuth.
The only hope
J of overthrowing Jackson lay. in a com-
binatidon of New England, South Caro
lina and the southern Whig states, for
New York, Pennsylvania and the west
were for Jackson. There was no possi
ble way to bring up the slavery ques
tion without destroying both political
parties, and thus for forty years all
politicians of whatever party were will
ing to fight together to keep slavery
out of politics.
Slavery tie Real Issue.
It was kept out of national cam
paigns, but it was kept always before
congress by John Quincy Adams in the
house, and it was always before the
people ' in local elections. Members of
congress were chosen first because of
their stand on the issue of slavery,
secondly because they were Whigs f
Democrats. "When they arrived a.t
Washington they divided without re
gard to party appellation in support or
opposition of John Quincy Adams' per
petual efforts to submit anti-slavery
petitions. But for the genral public,
and in all admittedly political ques
tions they were yet Democrats and
The long series of Democratic tri
umphs was about to be broken. Tha
panic of 1837 did the work, and in 1S38
the Whigs made great gains, and when
the house met to organize there were
IIS Democrats and 118 Whigs, ex
clusive of the five "members from New
Jersey, whose seats were contested.
The governor had issued certificates to
the Whigs. The clerk of the house was
a Democrat. He refused to call th
names of the New Jersey members. For
four days the house was in turmoil,
until finally the venerable expresident
Adams assumed the chair amid general
acclaim and the house decided to elect
a speaker before deciding the New Jer
esy contest. This gave the Democrats
a majority of one, but some Calhoun
supporters became insurgents and unit
ed with the Whigs to elect R. M, T.
Hunter of Virginia. He is distinguish
ed in history as being the only speak
er of the house of representatives who
declined to take any part in. partisan
Clay Cast Aside.
Two years later Van Buren was again
the Democratic nominee, while the
Whigs set aside their idol, Clay, be
cause he was a Mason, and they wished
to pander to the anti-Masonic senti
ment. They nominated Harrison be
cause he was a war hero. Then they
selected John Tyler for vice president,
as he was a southern states' rights man
of the Calhoun type. The Whigs
that time threw away their one great
chance of truckling to expediency. The
campaign was one of the most excit
ing the country ever saw, and it proved
to be a Whig landslide. . "Tippecanoe
and Tyler, too," carried Maine with
Gov. Kent in September and received
bled in his pocket for a weapon. A
shot rang out. The people in the front
row gave a! cry of horror, for there
was a red hole In his right temple.
Judge Freeman has gone up to Eddy
Morris R. Locke went home to vote
at Jerseyville, 111.
Chief engineer Campbell of the Eng
lish company has gone north.
Mrs. F. Robinson of Ft. Worth is in
town visiting wit hMrs. Harper, of
South Campbell street.
Mrs. George Harvey and child have
returned from their trip to St. Paul,
Secretary Sloane of the Y. M. C. A.
arrived last .night on the Santa Fe and
was met at the station by a large num
ber of enthusiastic friends.
Professor Smith entertained a large
audience last night at St. Clement's
church with the first real organ recital
ever heard in this city.
Judge Leigh Clark spoke to a lare
audience on the street last night, ex
plaining the circumstances in connec
tion with his removal as chairman of
the campaign committee.
1 YEARS AGO TO-
JL JL (From TSw Herald i this dae. 1898) DA Y
A undesirable citizen is a feller that
raises chickens in town. Ther's no "to
let" signs on Easy street.
234 electoral votes to GO for Van Bu
ren. South Carolina returned to Demo
cratic allegiance the slavery question
was beginning to press hard and Van
Buren carried only six other states
Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois. Missouri,
New Hampshire and Virginia. South,
north, east and west had been carried
into the Whig camp.
Tomorrow Breaking up the Parties.
ORDEE GIVEN TO
BUILD BIG- SEWER
Will Extend From the jtfew
Mills Building to San
Orders to proceed with the construc
tion of the deep sewer from, the new
iEll3 building south to San Aatonio
street, were given Tuesday morning by
mayor C. E. Kelly to city engineer Todd.
The plans for the sewer were com
pleted some weeks ago, but operations
were deferred pending the receipt of
advice as to the probable cost of the
machinery necessary for the" operation
of the system. The machinery, accord
ing to quotations, is estimated at $2700,
and the total cost of the sewer, includ
ing excavations and other preliminary
work "will be close to ?5Q0O, although
this amount may be reduced in the
event possible difficulties are not en
The sewer trench will .be abont 13
feet deep at' theMills building, and will
lay at about the same depth on San
Antonio street. The sewer pipe is to be
10 inches in diameter. The machinery
necessary to pump the sewace from
the end of the deep sewer on San An
tonio street to make connections with
the San Antonio street sewer is to be
The route of the sewer will be south
across Pioneer plaza from the 5TiHs
building and continuing south to San
Antonio street through the alley direct
ly east of the lobby bar.
The sewer work will be Tinder the
direction of city engineer Todd and
sewer commissioner Hadlock, who will
at once prepare to 'begin operations-
SUIT IS FILED
Effort Being Made to Dis
possess Owners of Land
in Lower Valleys I
Another Ascarate grant land suit is to
obtain a hearing in the 3-ith district
court, a. bond for ?201,245 having been
filed by the plaintiffs in order to secure
orders . of sequestration aoainst J.U de
fendants who occupy land within the
confines of the grant.
The orders of sequestration were
served late Monday afternoon h denutv
sheriff Juan Franco, and, in the event
the defendant desire to contest the
suit, a bond eoual to that of the Iain
tiff3 must be filed.
The defendants have been ordered jto
appear in the 34th district court on Xo
They are Manuel Parra, S. Calderon,
A. Calsadillos, G. Velos, A. Apodaca,
C. Lamora, R. Sillos, F. Escarjado, C.
Almeraz, F. Rodriguez, J. A. Garcia, M
Acosta, J. J. Acosta, F. Rodriguez, E.
Galindo, J. Galindo, E. Soto, P. Lopez
and Jose Ramirez.
The plaintiffs in the action are Jose-
Shine Crosby, executrix of the estate of
osiah F. Crosby, deceased; Lueinda E.
Babbitt, executrix of the estate of C.
S. Babbitt, deceased j Lamar JLavis and
W. E. Saunders, eecutors of the estate
of Chas. Davis, jr.; Lamar Davis, Chas.
Davis, sr., Alice Davis Wise, W. D.
Wise, State National bank, C. R. More
head and R. V. Bowden, trustees; P. E.
Kern and C. N. Bassett.
The land in litigation lies about five
miles below El Paso on the north banks
of the Rio Viejo.
IpDZRCE DENIES SALE.
Mexico City, Mex., Nov. 1. H. Clay
Pierce of the Waters-Pierce Oil com
pany makes emphatic denial of the re
ported sale of the Mexican properties
of the Waters-Pierce Oil company to the
Mexican Petroleum company.
Miss Ethel Goodwin of Santa Fe was
the victor In the big spelling contest at
the Central school.
The Phoenix, Ariz., Methodists, not
contented with a $25,000 church edi
fice, must have a ?10,000 organ. There
must be lots of money in Phoenix.
Col. Marrs residence is decorated
with a large, handsome fla"g.
The Elizabethlan neck ruffle Is be
coming in evidence, locally.
The Black Crook company drew a
large audience, both upstairs and
Concordia cemetery has been steadily
improving the past season and has be
come one of the most attractive resting
places for the dead in this part of the
A very pleasant musicale was that
given at the residence of Mrs. L. W.
Barber, on Mesa avenue, complimentary
to Miss Josie Phelps and Mrs. Charles
Tanner, the latter being a recent bride
and sisterinlaw of Wendell Tanner of
the Waters-Pierce Oil company.