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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Saturday, November Twenty-third, 19.12.
Outline Of A City Plan,
Park, and Boulevard
Scheme For El
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sitvatMB im all its phases; corrected and influenced by the best expert
advice available in this country; embodying all suggestions gained from
very extensive reading and study of general books on the subject, and of the city
plans, park programs, and boulevard schemes of 30 progressive cities; inspired and
stimulated by personal observation and analysis of what has been done throughout
the union to better the aspect, comfort, beauty, convenience, and health of cities;
illustrated by numerous pictures that have been collected, showing what has been
done, how and why it has been done, and what El Paso can and should do, toj
achieve the great end of improving the conditions of living for the masses of the
people that is what this brief outline purports to be.
The, word "rinenine" is used, because of the two republics, and affording suit-
it is not claimed that this plan is fully
matured, final, or complete: only sug
gestive and furnishing a consistent
basis for earnest consideration and aia-
cussion. and for future working out in
detail. The illustrations are not nere
given, but at some future time they
will be given to the public, either in
book form or in the way of pictures
thrown on a screen in some halL
Need, of Farther Study and Expert
This material has all, from time to
time, been presented to the public
through these columns, topic by topic,
most of it has been laid before the city
authorities at various times during the
past five years, and much of it has been
presented orally to public meetings or
conferences of citizens. It is rounded
up and presented today in somewhat
consistent and consecutive form," in
view of the probability that. In the near
future, there will come to El Paso, to
consult with and advise citizens and
officials, the best qualified expert in
city planning, park and boulevard
creating, in the United States George
E Kessler. Mr. Kessler, as consulting
expert for a score of highly progressive
cities, has much great work to his
credit as the result of a quarter century
of artistic and intelligent endeavor, but
none more notable than his creation of
Kansas City's $10,0Hfc0O park and
boulevard system, and the making and
restoring of the St. Louis world's fair
grounds. It is The Herald's hope that
this outline will stimulate popular
thought, imagination, and discussion,
and furnish a basis on 'which Mr. Kess
ler can proceed with expert criticism,
suggestion, and constructive planning,
if it be decided to engage him as con
sulting expert to guide El Paso's de
velopment in the near future.
THE CARDINAL PRINCIPLE.
One great eartUnal principle Blast
gnide h in all park and street develop
ment bow and always. This cardinal
principle may be tans stated: Aim first
at maximum ase, practical service, the
public health and convenience; aim sec
ond at achieving greater beauty as
charm; plan always so that ALL the
residents of the city may share in the
benefits to the wmlmam extent.
A CONSISTENT FKOGRAM.
The developing of a more beautiful,
norr healthful, more convenient, mere
attractive, more comfortable city here
1b EI Paso requires that attention be
paid to the following points IN ABOUT
THE ORDER AS HERE NUMBERED:
1. To afford convenient access to and
from every part of the city, the snhurbs,
2. Health and play for the masses
'Neglecting NONE. Under this head
falls (for one thing) the parking of
the canal rightefway through, the city
and the establishing of public bathing
3. Attractive streets everywhere,
with wide CHrU parking and narrow
4. The W. F. Robinson Memorial
boulevard along the entire rim of the
west meaa from Snnaet heights to
mount FrsBkUa, aroHnd the point of
the mountain at an elevation of about
460 feet, and on to the Country clHb
and Fort Bliss.
5. Open spaces and playgrounds,
enpeciallj in connection with the new
Itigh itchoo!, all the pabllc schools, and
the charity settlements in Chihuahuita.
6. Medium sixed recreation parks.
7. mall show parKs.
S. Improvement of railroad -property
lu the eltj.
9. Pleasare and scenic drives and
walks in and near the city.
10. Groap pabllc bHildings with some
regard to future broad artistic effect.
11. Long drives and distant resorts.
12. Large outlying park.
The thought and planning of all the
progressive people of this community
sbonld be directed along the lines above
topically snggested; all present expen
diture, any purchase of lands for public
pnrposeM, all appropriations and bond
issnes for parks and public work, and
all large plans for future pHblic de-
v-lonment. esckt to follow consistently.
sebstnntialls- the schedule above marked,
OBt, The ORDER as above suggested
is the order of IMMEDIATE PRAC
TICALITY as well as ULTIMATE WIS
Highways and Replatting.
No. 1 in the above program concerns
the opening of closed streets, the im
provement of streets generally, the re-
platting of ill planned divisions of the
city, the closing of unnecessary streets,
and especially the designating and pav-
mg or rour or live main nignways m
afford quick and sightly access to every
part of the city and suburbs. One big
piece of irew work before us under this
head is the proposed grand boulevard
or paseo from the heart of El .Paso to
the heart of Cludad Juarez, crossing
the river on a free bridge of concrete,
the bridge to be at least as wide as the
full width of the Street. The boulevard
and bridge should be absolutely
straight and continuous from one end
to the other, as to foot walks and
driveway, and should be brilliantly
The approach on either side of the
river to the international line is not
fairly representative of the stability,
the excellence, and the attractiveness
of either city. The condition is far
worse on this side than on the other,
for in lower El Paso any one of the
approaches to the boundary takes the
visitor through the ugliest, least sani
tary, least attractive, and least credit
able section of the city as it is today.
The possession of Juarez in a foreign
country as a show place is one of El
Paso's most valuable assets. We have
never given half enough thought or
attention to this most important of the
city's attractions. Of all the tens of
thousands of people who annually pass
through El Paso or visit the city for
brief periods, a very small proportion
acquaint themselves with the finer
residence sections, but every single
one goes to Juarez once or many times.
Self interest alone requires that we
present a better appearance to tourists
and short time visitors, by creating a
suitable boulevard to connect the two
cities. And the free bridge, which
would greatly promote social and com
mercial intercourse, should be not less
than the full width of the street (70 or
80 feet), artistic and graceful in de
sign, substantial and permanent, bril
liantly lighted a superb monument of
strength, beauty, and spaciousness,
appropriately typifying the friendship
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able entry to the ancient empire..
Using, the natural ueauues.
Another great undertaking of prime
importance under the first head in the
schedule is the replatting of Alexander
nAMtinn and all other outlvinir sec-
tions of the city where it is possible
to do so by reason of the comparative
absence of valuable permanent improve
ments. So far as possible, all the addi
tions having very uneven surface
should be replatted to conform to the
lay of the ground, thus saving vast
amounts, in future street improvements
and private grading, and making a
more attractive city every way.
Under the second head in the
schedule comes general care for sani
tation, but the special work before us
in this connection is to improve living
conditions in Chihuahuita. It is vitally
important to the health, welfare, and
general sanitary condition of 1 Paso,
to give the Spanish-American popula
tion adequate areas for recreation and
breathing spaces, as well as decent
quarters and decent environment to live
in. Tiis is especially necessary for the
thousands of children of Mexican
parents, and for the women who are
eharged with the duties of bearing
children and caring for the young. The
conditions under which these people
live today are not oniy disgraceful, but
they constitute a positive menace to the
health and welfare of the entire com
munity. All the streets in Chihuahuita should
be standardized with 30 foot roadways,
and curbs 20 feet from the lot lines,
except on main thoroughfares. Then
the narrower streets should be decently
graded and kept clean.
Parking the Canal Strip.
Aside from this general work, the
greatest boon that could be granted to
Chihuahuita. where nearly half 1
Paso's population lives under disgrace-
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would be the parking of the canal
rightofway through the whole length
or width of the city. The running wa
ter in the canal most of the year would
make the park more attractive and
also reduce the cost of upkeep to almost
nothing. The canal strip should be
planted with grass and trees through
out its length and width, leaving only a
narrow walk along the front of exist
The proposed park would be about
two miles long. It -would be within a
few steps of every family in the Mex
ican section of El Paso just a few mo
ments' walk from any home in Chihua
huita. to a part of this canal parkway.
Similar problems have been successfully
met in other cities. Not only would
this canal park best serve the entire
Mexican population, better than any
other plan that could possibly be de
vised, but its beautiful vista would
also furnish an attractive feature to
tourists and others bound to Juarez;
it would make a splendid impression
upon all to see such evidences of
thought and care for the comfort, pleas
ure, and health of our Spanish-American
Free Bathing Pools.
As a natural and most desirable ad
junct to the canal park, free bathing
pools should be constructed, to serve
the people of Chihuahuita. The pools
could be cheaply built, and supplied
with water and cleaned at very little
expense, using small electric pumps
and taking water from the canal.
The Mofit Important -Work.
The great features of this proposed
parkway are two: first, the extreme
cheapness of construction and main
tenance; second, the tact that the park
would be within a few moments' access
from every dwelling and tenement in
Chihuahuita. Bearing on a. point of
this nature, Mr. Kessler in his report on
a park system for Cincinnati, says: "It
often happens that SO acres in the form
of a parkway may be of more actual
value than 300 or 300 acres in a single
So impressed was Mr. Kessler with
this project when he visited El Paso
some years ago, taat he wrote The Her
ald: "If it were mine to do, I should
first of all improve the entire canal
strip; then do that which is nearest at
hand within the city, especially con
tinuing your street parking; and fol
low it up as quickly as possible on the
A Standard Street Plan.
Under the third head in the schedule
comes the establishing of wide curb
parking and 30 foot roadways as the
standard all over the city except on
main thoroughfares and business
streets. The full acceptance of this
plan, with the principle of complete
public control of street parking, lies at
the very basis of all general city plan
ning with a view to bringing El Paso
up to the standard or the beautiful
progressive cities of thevest and north.
The 30 loot roadway nas neen adopted
as ample for residence streets in all
cities, no matter how large. Some cities
go even further -with the parking. One
of the most beautiful and progressive
Cities on the continent Winnipeg.
Canada uses but 16 feet for paved
roadway on some of her streets, glv-
ing the remainder up to parking; while
Denver and other cities have
many streets 24 feet wide, and Roches-
ter. N. Y.. with 225,000 population.
years ago adopted 26 feet as ample
width of paved roadways on residence
streets, throwing the remainder into
The extending of our curb parkways
is the most important detail in the
work of making El Paso a more at
tractive and more comfortable city.
Cheapest and Best.
The first cost of parking, including
building new curb and all other ex
penses, is very much less than the cost
of paving an equal area. The cost' of
maintenance is only' a few cents per
month for the average frontage, and
under the cooperative system it is not
over a third or a fourth of
what it would cost individuals
to maintain their curb parking.
The cooperative plan adopted on
Bio Grande and Magoffin streets
compels unwilling or nonresident prop
erty owners to contribute their share
to the general benefit. The general
adoption of the wide curb park would
transform 1 Paso into a beautiful city,
that need not be contrasted unfavorably
with the California or northwestern
cities, or with the new suburbs of the
big northern and eastern cities.
Value of Curb Parking.
It is a mistake to pave as wide as
-we are paving most of our residence
streets now. The cost of doing it right
is less than the cost of our present mis
takes. Wide curb parkways make liv
ing more comfortable, relieve the glare
from the paved roadway, make it cooler
in summer, set the street traffic farther
away from the house, discourage auto
mobile speeding in quiet streets, vast
ly reduce the dust nuisance, break the
winds in all seasons, moderate the win
ter rigor, make it easier to grow flow
ers, trees, and grass in adjacent pri
vate yards, conserve moisture, and fur
nish an ideal place for the children to
play without going awav from home.
Adds to Property allies.
General adoption of the narrower
FISHING BOATS OF U. S. NUMBER OVER 90,000
In a Single Decade 1253 Men and 147 Vessels were Lost at Sea While Engaged
in Fishing Industry.
By FREDERIC J. HASKIN.
ment of the fisheries industries in the
country to almost $60,000,000, which is
about equivalent to the annual value
of the products. About four-fifths of
the value of the products is from the
salt water fisheries. The balance is
secured from the Mississippi river and
tributaries, the Great Lakes and the
minor interior waters.
The most valuable food fish is not j
a nsn dui a sneii iisn. ii iB-me oys
ter. The annual oyster crop is now
worth more than J20.000.000. The oys
ter is found most abundantly along
the coast of the middle Atlantic states,
the New England states coming second,
the Gulf states third and the Pacific
coast fourth in' the production of this
popular bivalve. Next to the oyster in
value is the cod, which is produced
most extensively in the New England
fisheries, although it is also supplied
in smaller quantities by the fisheries
bf the middle Atlantic and Pacific
Fishermen Number 200,000.
About 200,000 persons are engaged In
the fishing industries in this country,
in addition to a large number of men
and women engaged in canning and
packing the fish which is being pre
served for future use. It is difficult to
estimate correctly the number of per
sons engaged in canning fish because
it varies in different seasons. In a
number of establishments canning oys
ters and other fish products, the same
force is employed in the winter which
is engaged in canning fruit and vege
tables during the summer. The girls
who pare peaches or tomatoes in their
season can easily shuck oysters dur
ing the winter and the economy of this
utilization of the same plant for both
vegetables and fish is an important
Work is Dangerous.
The real work of catering the fish
has many dangerous features and yet
it is one that appeals to thousands of
strong, healthy men who are willing
to run risks for the sake of the free
dom and outdoor life it provides. There
has been a fearful loss of life con
nected with the deep sea fishing in the
past. In a single decade around Glou
cester, Massachusetts, as many as 1253
men and 117 vessels have been lost at
sea. One reason of this loss of life
has been the shallowness of the dories
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dories, which hold from one to five
men. become separated from the ves- , come neatly diminished along certain
VlA w,'?ioS ,theyu belonB and the men ts t th coasts of Spaln ,, Itaiy
drift around in the open sea and per- J the -me -,.
ish from lack of food and fresh water. tTOm tne !me caus
There has been a great change in fish- Importance of Conservation. -
ing methods during the past few years. The importance of fish conservation
however, and every precaution is taken i is tnus becoming -well recognized by
to check the loss of life. The dories ,' each of the nations. The tendency of
are built deeper so they will not upset ! an industry to injure the fish life of
so readily and they are kept stocked
with a certain amount of food and
One of the newer developments of
the fishing industry along the Ameri
can coast is the trawl-net, which has
been used extensively in Europe for
some time. It is opposed by the line
fishermen of New England upon the
ground that it depletes the fisheries
by indiscriminate capture of many un
dersized fish. The matter -was brought
before congress at its last session by
the Introduction of a bill -prohibiting
the landing of trarwl-caughf fish upon
American shores. There was a lengthy
hearing of both sides of the question
before the house committee on mer
chant marine and fisheries, after
which it was referred by a joint reso-
paved roadway and the wiae curb park
means the substitution of shady lawns
and gardens for hot, glaring, dusty
streets. When a householder spends his
money for parking, he is investing in
something that will at once greatly in
crease the value of his property, and
that will never deteriorate, but -will
greatly increase in beauty and money
value with every year that passes, while
the paving goes to pieces and has to be
done over every few years at constant
ly new expense.
EI Paso All One Park.
The extension of tne street parking
Tne extension or tne street parking
undertaking before us in the way of
city improvement until the plan is made
practically universal. Under our condi
tions of climate and the habits of the
people, we do not so greatly need the
"breathing spaces" that have formed
tbe basis of park work in the great
cities. It is infinitely more important
that all our streets be made pleasant
to live upon, to walk along, and to drive
It ought not to be necessary for our
people to walk or ride any distance at
all to see trees, grass, shrubs, and flow
ers growing. Tbe highest ideal for
the El Paso of the future is to have
trees and grass growing in front of
every man's door. Our ideal should
be to make El Paso as a whole vir
tually one park. That is exactly what
tbe plan of wide curb parking purposes
The Mesa Boulevard.
The proposed mesa boulevard, under
the fourth head in the schedule, is well
under -way. It must be carried rough
within the next few months, or it will
be forever impossible, for permanent
improvements will begin to occupy the
necessary rightofway along the mesa's
rim. The boulevard will cost the city
little at first, and can be improved as
time goes by and demand arises.
This mesa drive is the one absolutely
unique feature of the -whole park plan.
There is nothing like it anywhere else
in the whole United States. From points
on tbe proposed drive, it will be pos
sible to overlook an area as large as
the state of Massachusetts, the -view
extending 5p to 125 miles in all direc
tions across two states and two repub
Work under the fifth head naturally
falls 'to the school authorities and to
private organizations. It is exceeding
ly Important and must be steadily car
Under the sixth head, medium sized
recreation parks, the most important
new work for immediate attention is to
acquire the land adjacent to the new
high school site, and also more land at
Hart's mill to supplement the little
piece already owned by tbe city. In
Washington park the city already pos
sesses a very valuable plot that will
pay to take good care of. The be
ginning of a zoological exhibit is al
ready there, and the site is fairly good
for a general recreation park.
Tito New Parks Desired.
The blocks adjacent to the new high
school park are idealyy situated for a
recreation ground for the north side
population especially; the site at Hart's
mill offers a beautiful location for a
fine little park that could be cheaply
constructed and maintained owing to
being near the river and canal, and in
fertile loamy soil. The breeze is al
ways fresh there," and there will be
water most of the time in the lake
above the diversion dam. The prevail
ing winds are down the canyon and
mosquitos and flies are not numerous
at that point as they are below. This
park would present a pretty prospect
from the up valley road, from the elec
tric cars, and from trains. The city
already has a considerable tract on the
mesa at the waterworks, -which will
pay to improve gradually, but no large
sums should be spent there until the
park becomes an actual necessity for
our growing city.
Small Show Parks.
El Paso is already fairly well pro
vided with small show parks (schedule
number 7). There is need for a few
others for future development, and
blocks should be acquired at intervals
in the new additions. In general, these
blocks should be so selected as to lie
adjacent to the future main routes of
travel, the future, "boulevards'' or main
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lution of the house and the senate
for federal investigation which should
supply the necessary facts upon which
intelligent legislation might be based.
Target Practice Kills Fish.
Within the oast auarter- of a cen- !
tury great attention has been given
by all civilized nations to the economic
advantages to be derived from greater
care and study of the fish products
of the world and a number of promif
nent scientific societies are giving the
subject consideration from their stand
point, while men actually engaged in
the fishing industry are keeping rec
ords of conditions affecting fish which
were unnoticed a few years ago.
A number of organizations have the
-welfare and improvement of fish as
their direct object and most of these
are united or in some way affiliated
with the International Fisheries con
gress. This is another bond between
nations which its adherents think es
pecially calls forth an interest in uni
versal peace. At a recent meeting of
the congress, attention was called to
the fact that there was no influence
more detrimental to fish than the fir
ing of large guns, and that even so
peaceful an event as a naval review
was yet frought with heavy losses to
the fishermen. It was stated that the
fish have been almost exterminated in
one of the large bays in Ireland since
the battleships have had their target
practice there. In America a number
of similar incidents have been noted.
Costly for Fishermen.
A few years ago the American fleet
came up the Chesapeake bay and made
its headquarters off Tangier island, in
the center of the menhaden industry.
The fishermen -would find a school of
fish anywhere within 10 miles of the
island, and one of the big guns would
be fired and the fish would immedi
ately disappear and the day's work be
lost to the fishermen.
It is claimed that by the fleet re
maining there a few weeks the state
of Virginia lost over $400,000 and a
number of fishing firms were bank
rupted. The result was a petition to
congress and the removal of the fleet,
but the same thing has been noticed
in many parts of the world and is be
coming recognized as a menace to the
fishing industry. In Bermuda serious
losses have been sustained by the death
of whole schools of fish as the result
f explosives fired from ' gun boats,
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the waters near which it is to be lo
cated has now been considered import
ant enough to warrant considerable
legal restriction. In this country most
of the states having fishing territory
have had some legislative action re
In a number of places, print factories
and dye worKs had been accustomed to
empty refuse dye solutions into the
streams. At firs,t this did not notice
ably affect the fish as they are less
susceptible to some poisons than otner
animals, but gradually At was found
that the native fish were disappearing
even though fewer were caught tnan
formerly. The prohibition of the pol
lution of the waters has been found
a means of increasing the number of
highways connecting the various sec
tions of the city. Wherever possible,
the little parks should be so located as
to lie one-half on each side of tbe main
driveway, instead of all on one side,
thus making the drive pass at intervals
through the center of a wide Improved
park space. This would be much more
impressive and attractive than the pres
ent plan of taking a block all on one
side of a main drive.
The Railroad Spaces.
There is much to be done by the rail
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roads still, although a good deal has
scars of the railroad reservations less
Scenic "Walks and Drives.
Under the ninth head fall the exten
sions of streets and near-in roads, the
ultimate use of the mountain Itself,
and the improvement of the canyons
in Alexander addition and adjacent
Grouping Public Buildings.
Under the tenth head in the schedule,
there is much to be done in the way
of thinking and planning, but little
more definite at present. On no ac
count should any 'arge sua be spent
hereafter in public buildings, such as
court house, city ball, postoffice, li
brary, museum, high school, lodge build
ings, railroad or trolley terminals, mar
kets, theaters, or any costly public or
semipublic structures, without consid
ering carefully their relation to - the
general city plan, and their relation
one with another.
El Paso has spent hundreds of thou
sands of dollars in public and semi
public buildings without taking these
considerations into account, whereas
far more attractive and permanently
satisfying results might have been
achieved had we planned from the be
ginning for the groat city of the future.
Think how attractive Carnegie and
Cleveland squares and their surround
ings might have been by now, it all
agencies, public and private, had
worked together in harmony to achieve
something consistent, harmonious, and
beautiful in its collective effect, as con
trasted with the present scrappy and
small-town effect uue to total lack of
Distant Resorts and TraTel Ways.
Under the 11th head there must be
considered the ultimate establishing of
practical communication with the Hueco
Tanks, the acquiring of that natural
wonder as a public reservation, and its
conservation and improvement; also the
ultimate use of the beautiful scenery
about the Franklin. Organ, and Juarez
mountains, and the improvement of
highways and resorts of the Sacramento
mountains. AH these things have a
defininte, though at present remote,
part in the general planning for El
A Large Outlying Park.
We have put the "large outlying park"
last. It will be a long time, in the
nature of things, before El Paso will
find it to her advantage to spend much
money to acquire or beautify any large
outlying park. When the time comes
after the other and far more important
things have been attended to, such a
park may be located in the upper or
lower valley, at sufficient distance to
make the drive, or ride by trolley,
pleasant in itself, and of such a size
(several hundred acres) that, when Im
proved, it may really imitate the
natural forests of luxuriant growth of
which nature has deprived this section.
In any event, we should go very
slow in this connection, and when we
do undertake it, let it be on a large
enough scale to serve the demands of a
city of several hundred thousand peo
ple if necessary.
Practical ConHldcratlonM First.
Careful consideration of all the points
Involved In the foregoing, and thought
and discussion based on the varying
views of the public as to the recom
mendations made, will help mightily to
direct El Paso's future material devel
opment into practical channels, so as
to get the greatest possible benefit out
of ever expenditure of pubic and pri
vate funds, and so as to transform El
Paso ns soon as possible into a city
that we can truly boast of as one of
the most beautiful and comfortable
places of residence in the United States,
ana -worm iisiting merely as a "show
place"' and a pleasant spot to rest n. J
HE long campaign is o'er, and on
the boats of those who tried to save this country rrom its grave, and only
lost their goats. The river's cold and dark; the boatmen in their bark
don't smile or sing or joke; they do not care a whoop what country's in the soup,
what government goes broke. They sadly guide their ship the while their tear
drops drip into the briny flood; the captain, boa'un, mate, have got their grouch
on straight, the vessel's name is Mud. The sailors in the hold just stand around
and scold and curse- their bKghted lives; their hope, they murmur, ends because
their faithless friends. got after them with knives. Ah, dismal is the scene! The
old ship's masts careen and shake each spar and yard; and from the haunted
shore the saitors hear the roar of roorback and canard. The woods along the beach
re-echo to the screech of elephant and moose; the donkey stands and brays for
perished yesterdays, and mutters: '"What's the use!" Oh, sad old ship and gray,
go on your weary way, -with all your weeping men! Your voyage is in vain; when
there's a new campaign they'll bring you back again! Once more they'll want to
save the nation from the grave, and help the Peepul's cause. The schooner seems
to know; her timbers groan in woe, she wallows, tacks and yaws!
Copyright, 1912, by George Matthew Adams.
TRADING IS DULL
Heaviness Abroad Reflected
in Kew York; Bonds
New York, N. Y., Nov. 38. The mar
ket closed heavy. Lower prices pre
vailed in sympathy with the heaviness
abroad. The market for a time shook
off this influence and most issues re-
covereu ium. awjiie irauers iwer -
sumed selling- The days movement!
was of little consequence.
Bonds were Irregular.
MONEY AND METALS
NEW YORK MARKET.
(By Associated Press.)
New York. N. Y- Nov. 23. Money
on call nominal.
Time loans, steady; 60 days, S per
cent; 90 days, 5 percent; six months,
Close: Prime mercantile paper, 6
percent; sterling exchange steady with
actual business in bankers' bills at
4.80.80 for 60 day bills and at 4.85 fc for
Commercial bills, 4.80.
Bar sliver, 63.
Mexican dollars, 4S.
Government bonds steady;, railroad
The metal markets were dull and
practically nominal. Lake and Elec
trolytic copper, 1762 to 1787; casting,
1725 to 1737.
St. Louis Lead and Spelter.
St. Louis, Ma. Nov. 33. Lead steady,
4.354.00; spelter, firm, 7.S5.
THE LOCAL MARKET.
Mexican Money 151 Paso Quotation.
Mexican Pesos (El Paso buying
Mexican Currency (El Paso buying
Exchange (City of Mexico) 49.S6.
EI Paso Smelter Quotation.
Bar silver, 63.
Copper (wire bars) 17.36.
Copper Cathode (eta. per lb.) 17.22S.
Lead (N. Y. sales price) 4.50.
Lead (London) 18, sO. d.
(Douglas Smelter Quotations.)
Bar silver, 62.T1.
Copper (wire bars) 17.44.
NEW YORK LISTED
(By Associated Press.
American Sugar 121
Crent Northern 138.
Northern Pacific 124
Southern Pacific , 111
Union Pacific 171
U. S. Steel 74
U. & Steel Pfd 112
BOSTON LISTED STOCKS
Special Wire to The Herald from
L. J. Overlock, Bisbee, Ariz.)
Arizona Commercial 4
Calumet & Arizona ' 78
Chino Copper 47
Copper Range 58
Greene Cananea 91
Nevada Con 23
North Butte .................... 36
Old Dominion 58
Ray Con 22
Superior Boston 21
Shannon ......... 14
U. S. Smelters, common .. 46
Utah Con 11
Utah Copper 63
(By Special Wire to The Herald from
I J. Overlock, Bisbee, Ariz.)
Chemung .......... 6
Chief Con 1
Goldfied Con 2
Inspiration Copper 20
Majestic Copper of Utah 45
Mason Valley 12
New Keystone 2
Ohio Copper 1
Ray Central 2
San Antonio, part paid 3
DR. ST-VTRN-S PRIBXDS "WANT
HIM AS HEALTH OFKICBR
Petitions to governor Colquitt are be
ing circulated asking the appointment
of Dr. Burleson Staten to the position
of state health officer at El Paso, in
place of Dr. T. J. McCamant. Dr.
Staten's friends made the mistake, ac
cording to the official organ of the
"ring," of securing the signatures of
seme of the Democrats known as anti
ring men. and it is given out that the
ring leaders have commenced to turn
up heaven and earth to keep Dr. Mc
Camant in the job. although Dr. Mc
Camant is not an El Pasoan and was
a; pointed to the position here from
Dr. McCamant says that he had
heard Dr. Burleson Staten mentioned
for the position and Friday after
noon called on the doctor. Dr. Staten.
he said, informed him that he would
apply for the appointment provided
Dr. McCamant did not file his applica
tion. The doctor stated that he had
already done, so, and it had been vir
tually acted on.
The health officer does not attribute
a movement, if there is any, to oust
him. as being factional.
Dr. McCamant was appointed health
officer by governor Colquitt while he
was residing at Ashpermont, Texas.
Rochester. N Y . Nov 23. Samuel
GomDers was this atfernoon reelected
nrpsidt nt nf thr American Federation
By Walt Mason
Salt rivers shore we stand and watch
Corn and Oas Are Benefited
by Increase Provis
ions Are Weaker.
Chicago. HL. Nov. 23. Uneasiness
regarding the Balkan situation brought
about a rally in wheat today after a
weak start due to expected large world
smpmenis ana to lavoraDle Argentine
crop reports. The opening was to
K. v i.I5 -V X. "7Z !,,"
-- Z'"i "? JS1K
the same change from last night as
the market taken altogether, but soon
rose to 90 to 90c
The close was strong with May to
c net higher, at 90 to 90 c
May corn opened unchanged to c
lower at 47 to 47c and advanced
to 47 to 48c
The close was form at 48c for May,
c above last night.
May oats, which started a shade
to to c off at 32 to 32 He, ascended
to 32 c
Selling by packers weakened pro
visions. The first transactions varied
from last night's level to 7c below,
with January $19.20 for pork; $10.67
for lard and $10.22 for ribs.
Grain and Provision
Chicago Grain. Close.
City Grata. Close.
Kansas City Livestock. Close.
Kansas City, Mo.. Nov. 23. Cattle
Rects. 600. Including 300 southerns;
market steady. Native steers, $6.50
10.85: southern steers, $4.257.25;
southern cows and heifers, $3.75 6.00;
native cot-s ana heifers. $3.508.50;
stackers and feeders, $4.757.50: bulls.
$4.00L00- calves, $5.509.50; western
steers, $4.505.00; western cows, $3.75
Hogs Rects. 2500; market steady:
bulk of sales, $7.50 7.75; packers and
butchers. $7. 50 7.75; light, $7.457.65;
Sheep Rects. none; market steady.
Muttons. $3.755.00; lambs. $5.507.50;
range wethers and yearlings, $4.00
6.00; range ewes, $8.00 4.50.
Chicago Livestock. Close.
Chicago. I1L. Nov. S3. Cattle Rects.
700; market slow, steady. Beeves. $5.25
10.55: Texas steers. $4.30 5. 60: west
ern steers, $5.409.10; stockers and
feeders. $4.25 7.50; cows and heifers.
f 3.757.50: alves, J010.50
Hogs Rects. 12,000; market slow.
steady Light, $7.35 7.80; mixed. $7.40
7.82; heavy. $7.307.86; rough. $4.50
4.50: pigs, $5.507.50; bulk of sales,
Sheep Rects. 4000; market slow,
weak. Native, $3. 40 4.50; western.
Ponderous Personages BY GEORGE FITCH,
Wendell Phillips Author Of "At Geod 0W Siwask"
WENDELL PHILLIPS was born in
Boston, November 29, 1S11, and
passed the first 24 years of his
life without getting interested in any
thing except the course of study at Har
vard for study was popular at Harvard
in those days.
At the age of 34 Phillips suddenly be
came an abolitionist. Everyone was
greatly" shocked, for he was a young
man of fine family and might easily
have led a happy and useless life sur
rounded by people who were very hard
to meet. But Phillips persisted and
presently he made a speech in Faneuil
Hall which caused him at once to be
pronounced the best free hand, unhar
nessed orator in the United States.
At this time Phillips was only 26, hut
he took up the work of freeing the
slaves as enthusiastically as if it paid
dividends, and devoted his life to the
work. "Wherever nine or 14 people were
gathered together in Massachusetts for
30 years there Phillips could be found
addressing a few remarks on tbe subject
of abolition. He was considered as good
an orator as Webster and in those days
a man who could climb aboard a mess of
fleecy words and soar for an hour was
considered to be greater than the man
who could take the stock market and
choke a million out of it.
When the civil war ended. Phillips
found himself without an occupation.
The slaves were freed and his large
and well selected stock of speeches had
spoiled on his hands. But he went right
along advocating justice for the indian, r
Passia' prosperity around would be all
right if tier waza't so many o' us eatm'
at th' second table. If war is anything
like a war time photograph it must be
Id Years Ago To
JP Prom Tie Herald Of J.r
G. W. Huffman left on the T. P. to
day for Ysleta.
Dennis Y. Hadley was today appoint
ed a mounted inspect ot in place of
John Scott, removed.
A train consisting of six loads of or
anges and six loads of ore came in over
the Mexican Central yesterday.
Ten cars of steel rails came in over
the Santa Fe yesterday, destined for
the Alamogordo Lumber company.
Thanksgiving day will be genrally
observed in El Paso as a holiday by
the banks, schools and business houses.
A hunting party headed by Waters
Davis and Joe "Williams went south
over the Mexican Central this after
noon. It is reported that Supt Hurley. G.
S. Ay res, 6. B. Koehler and D. Hartar.
Santa Fe ofldals, will be in some time
The EL P. ft N. E. excursion train to
Alamogordo will leave here tomorrow
morning. The El Paso ball team has
.The railroads of this city will ob
serve Thanksgiving and all employes
tbe various companies can spare will be
given a holiday.
Edward Kaufman, who enlisted here
last spring in Hart's immune com
pany, has returned to the city and will
resume his former position -with the
Mexican Central railway.
An order was given out in the ma
chine shop of the G. K. today by fore
man MIBett for the force of that de
partment to work 10 hours. Hereto
fore they have been working nine.
Judge A. K. Wairhmn granted a tem
porary injunction yesterday restrain
ing mayor Magoffin and the board of
aldermen and the county commissioners
from establishing a pest house at old
$3.704.75; yearlings, $4.504.75;
lambs, native, $&507.45, western,
St. Lents Wool Close.
St. Louis, Mow. Nov. 23. Wool steady.
Territory and western mediums, XI i
25; fine mediums, 1S02O; fine, 13017.
Xerr York Cotton.
New York, N. Y., Nov. 23. The cot
ton market closed firm at a net ad
vance of 14 to 24 points.
Galveston, Tex. Nov. 2$. Cotton
New York Coffee and Sugar.
New York, N. Y., Nov. 23. Coffee .
Rio No. 2, 14. Futures steady; Dec
1339; March. 1369.
Raw sugar steady. Centrifugal 95
test, 405; molasses sugar, 39 test 330.
Refined steady; crushed. 560; fine gran
ulated, 490; powdered, 500.
We carry the largest stock of elec
tric cooking and heating devices in tha
southwest, and our prices the lowest.
"Quality HoMe," 118 N. Stanton St.
Texas Blectrlcal Supply Co.
Yen'H want a nevr salt far Thanks
giving, but whaf s the nee to buy one?
Let Wright clean nd press your old
one. He will make it like new. Phone 343,
"Use Domestic Oeke.
for the immigrant and for the criminal.
He was strong for justice. Let anyone
who was short of the commodity apply
to Phillips and the latter would imme
diately begin a national campaign td
stock him with an entirely fresh and up
to date supply.
"There Phillips could be found addressing,
a few remarks on aAolitioa."
Phillips advocated the government con
trol of wealth and was in many otiier
ways so progressie th.it the nation n
just catching up to him. He died is
1884, and if he still hed would be advo
cating a society for the protection of ex
presidents and other helpless indr. iduals.
Cop righted by George Mathew