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iniE ALBUQUERQUE DAILY CITIZEN MONDAY JUNE 15 19034
, REPLY TO SKINNER. Rev. Thos, Harwood Reviews Pro gress of Territorial Schools. FALSITY OF SKINNER'S ASSERTIONS. Rev. Thos. Harwood, who has devot ed many years of his life to the mis sionary work of the Methodist church in this territory, writes an aide reply to the Blander on New Mexico uttered ly Rev. Norman Skinner, of the Pres byterian church of Las Vegas. In El A1ogado Chrlstlano Rev. Harwood says: We are not In the hallt of making any unfavorable reference to our Pres byterian brethren or their work In this territory, for In one sense our work Is all one and we have always given them credit for doing a good work, hut when one of their principal men, away from home, before a body of probably more than 7oo of the most select preachers any laymen of their church, strikes such an unloo'ked for blow at New Mexico, her people, our missionary work and statehood, we would not be true to the Mexican people, the Ameri can people, the church work and terri tory did we not resent it. The follow ing Is said to be an exact statement made by Mr. Skinner at the general assembly of the Presbyterian church, recently held In Is Angeles. Cab, and said to have been reported by one of their own stenographers. We have looked for and waited for a denial or some explanation of what is reported as having been said by him and as a greater part of a month has passed since his address was made and It has been in almost all the papers In New Mexico, both English and Spanish, we infer that there is no denial of any part of the address or explanation to be made, and hence we give the follow ing as a part of hiB address referring to New Mexico, with comments: "I shall endeavor to speak the very last thing they want to hear in my country, the truth. They are afraid of It, or dodge It, or deny It. We have a population of 200,000, 100,000 Mexl-" cans. "Not 10 per cent of the Mexicans have any education whatever; all are looked upon with contempt by the whites. "We have no common schools that are worthy the name. Public instruc tion is the variest farce and whole fam ilies of al conditions are being brought up in aUsolute ignorance. I prophecy " that it will take fifty years before we have any adequate system, and during that time charity is all for which we can hope. "There Is In this country brethren, with its 90,000 poor, illiterate children, bought and sold like cattle at every election and at lower prices, into whose hands you propose to put the ballot of citizenship. Why, statehood is the very last thing that is wanted out there by men with public weal at heart. Pernicious private Influences sought it, but my prayer, morning, noon and night, Is, from statehood, from corporate Influence and from Matthew Quay, oh Lord, deliver us," . etc. "Not 10 per cent of the Mexicans have any education whatever." So said Mr. Skinner. The above statement was very near ly true thirty-four years ago when Mr. Skinner's church and some others be gan their school work In New Mexico, but if it is true now why call for more schools? Mr. Skinner says '"the churches must put in more schools." But why, if the mission schools we have had all these years have not re duced the per cent of iliteracy? Or did not Mr. Skinner forget himself when he said that "not 10 per cent of the Mexicans have any education whatever," and Imagine himself back over a quarter of a century ago? Why could not Mr. Skinner see that he wa turning his battery upon his own ranks and Injuring his own cause? His church reports twenty-three schools in- New Mexico, forty-six teachers, 1.523 students, and 13.472 expended last year; but what dues it avail if the illiteracy stands the same as when or before such work was com menced? And the Methodist Episco pal church reported last year thirteen schools, nineteen teachers, 305 schol ars; the Congrcgationalists six schools, eleven teachers, SZH students; the T.aptists four schools, fourteen teachers, 233 students; total for all the Evangelical churches, forty-six schools, nine teachers, 2.4'H students, all at an expense of $i3.t;2o. Why keep Ladies and Children Invited. All ladies and children who cannot stand the shocking strain of laxative syrups, cathartics, etc., are invited to try the famous Little Early Risers. They are different from all other pills. luey do not purge ue system. Even a double dose will not gripe, weaken or sicken; many people call them the Easy Pill. W. H. Howell, Houston, Tex., says nothing better can be used for constipation, sick headache, etc. Hob Moore, Lafayette, Ind., says all others gripe and sicken, while De VVVitt's Little Early Risers do their Vork well and easy. Sold by B. H. Briggg & Co. and S. Vann & Son. up all these schools at such an ex pense, if the Illiteracy of the territory is not leing re"dueed? The Roman Catholics have eighteen schools, sixty-seven teachers, and 1.754 students. Is It not strange that out of that vast Presbyterian host of 700 minis ters and commissioners to that 113th assembly, representing a church of 7, 632 ministers and a membership of 1, 023.338 and 600,000 yoting men and wo men of the Christian F VIeavor society, that some one does not Inquire of Mr. Skinner, "what becomes of all the money we are spending down there, If It be true that, after all this, 'not 10 per cent of all the Mexicans have any education?' We are sure that the mis sionary authorities of our own church would call us down and out and home (If we had any homes to go to) If for the third of a century no progress had been made on the line of education. Also here are our public schools. If Mr. Skinner Imagined himself back a third of a century, or 1870 or 1S72, he was about right. We had no public schools until alout 1872. At that date, this writer had been advocating the public school system in the face of a strong opo8ition for three years. At that time, or 1870, the census showed the per cent of Illiteracy to be 85 over ten years of age. Of course the first public school law was a poor one, and the first public schools were poor ones, but they were the best that could be had at that time. They were better than none, and they have been Improving ever since. The mission schools were Just what the territory needed at the beginning. These with good teachers soon showed the people what schools would do for their children and opened the way for the public school, and these with the incoming of the American people have have reduced the illiteracy very rapid ly. From 85 per cent of illiteracy In 1870 to C5 in 1880; and then to 44 & in 18H0, and last to 32 in 19oo, and, as is believed by the superintendent of public Instruction, to a much less fig ure than the above, and yet we are told by Mr. Skinner that we have no "common schools that are worth the name." Surely schools that will re duce the per cent of illiteracy as above shown are not, as he says, "the variest farce." What other states and territories have done better? Between 1880 and l!o0 New Mexico filled a gap of illiteracy of almost 32 per cent. No other state or territory has done bo well. The governor's report for last year shows that New Mexico, October 1, 1902, had 710 schools, 1,077 teachers employed, and had expended $747, 508.71. Of the aliove number of pupils enrolled, 7.593 were enrolled In cities. Bernalillo county has forty school districts; Albuquerque has five fine school buildings, and why should not we have as good schools as almost any where else? A great many of our teachers are from the states. Why should they not teach as well here as there Can Mr. Skinner see any rea son why? If not how can he say there is "not a common school worthy the name," and they are the variest farce"? Out of the 1,077 teachers employed in our 7f0 public schools In New Mex ico there surely must be quite a num ber who were educated In the schools of Mr. Skinner's own church. Why should they not teach a good school? The Methodist Episcopal church Is spending but very little money for schools in New Mexico compared with the amount his church is expending, and yet we had at least seven teach ing in public schools last year, three county superintendents of public in struction and have had four in the legislature; and if Mr. Skinner's church has done as well in proportion to the amount of money expended and number of teachers employed then there has been quite a per cent from the mission schools In the legislature, school superintendents and teachers, and if we haven't any "common schools worthy the name" we are very largely to blame; but we have good schools or wo could not have sur passed all other territories and states in the decrease of our illiteracy. It is not true that the "Mexican people are looked upon with contempt by the whites." lo you so look upon them, Mr. Skinner? Such statements are calculated to stir up strife among the people, and we are very sorry that Mr. Skinner made such a state ment. Many of the Protestant Mexi can people speal' of such reflections upon them in tli way: "The Ameri can preachers ami teachers come among us, open schools and missions, teach us and our children (we need their instruction), they seem to like us while they are with us, but they go away, make fun of us, abuse us, say many things about us that are not Ten Years In Bed. R. A. Gray, J. P., Oakville, Ind., writes. "For ten years I was confined to my bed with disease of my kidneys. It was so severe that I could not move part of the time. I consulted the very best medical skill available, but could get no relief until Foley's Kidney Cure was recommended to me. It has been a Godsend to me." Alvarado Pharmacy. ' true, and we don't like it." Who can blame them? As to the charge of "lieing bought and sold at elections like cattle," we can not answer positively to this charge. We have never dabbled in this kind of business. If Mr. Skinner has he knows better than we. It may be that some low down fellow could Ik bought, but we don't believe It Is a commoji thing. We knew a case where it Is said that a wealthy Mexi can tried to hire men at a big price per day for a few days to fight Am ericans. He could not find a man. We have heard of several cases where Am ericans, strong sympathizers with the rebellion of the south, tried to hire Mexicans to use their influence against the I'nited States government. They failed to find thrlr men. The Mexican people, as a rule, were loyal to our government during the dark days of the relelllon. This of itself ought to weigh much with the people everywhere. It was this patriotic spirit that led President Roosevelt the other day, to say, as he was passing from the train to the stand at the Alvarado to address the citizens of Albuquerque, while passing between the open files of his guard of honor, the Grand Army of the Republic, "1 know I am safe here." And so he was and so would our loyal government be safe to admit our loyal territory Into the I'nion. What a compliment the president paid to the old veterans while making his address at the park to the students of the Indian school, still guarded by the same old veterans. "The members of the Orand Army of the Republic stand the highest in my esteem of any of the orders or organizations, because by their valor and sacrifice they made It possible for us to enjoy all the bless ings at a nation that we are now in possession of today." If such be the feeling of the chief executive of our great country toward those who werr loyal to our flag during the dark days of the rebellion, ought we not to hold in high esteem the people of the terri tory who gave us. as it is claimed about one-seventh of its entire popula tion to help save our country fron: shame? Neither Is it true that "all who have the weal of New Mexico at heart are opposed to statehood." If we have a single preacher, among our forty In cluding local preachers and exhorters in this mission who is opposed to state hood, we do not know who it is. We are sure they all have the "weal of New Mexico at heart." The Verdict of the People. The American people are broad gauged and liberal-minded. They are ready to hear pny remarks, listen to any song, read any book, try anything new, and they pass their verdict promptly and Infallibly. Anything that becomes popular is good, and nothing can become popular that Is not good. The people never make a mis lake. Newspaper advertising will in duce the readers to try anything that's advertised once. Merit does the rest' A shinging example of this principle is that of Cascarets, Candy Cathartic, which is a very few years have reach ed a sale of over a million boxes a month. MRS. MARY C. HADLEY. Her Death at Watrous Last Thursday Night. Mrs. Mary C. Hadley, whose life ended Thursday night last at 10 o'clock, was the wife of Ozro A. Had ley of Watrous, N. M. Mrs. Hadley was born In Cherry Creek, Chautau qua county. New Vork, March 29. 1832. She wis married to Ozro A. Hadley February 17, 1849. A happy married life of fifty-four years and nearly four months was theirs. The tie is broken, a noble woman, a lov ing wife and exemplary mother has gene" to her 'ast long rest Leaving their native state in 1855 to pioneer in the far west, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley emigrated to the then territory of Minnesota. In 1805 they located In Little Rock. Ark., with their two daughters, Arrie A. and Eltie E. Hadley. Roth daughters were mar ried there. The oldest. Mrs. Louis C. Tetard, died in Las Vegas July 1. 1890. The youngest daughter, Mrs. W. H. Hallett. resides at Watrous. Ill Hi cumber, 1 1 . deceased with her husband, came to New Mexico and they have resided here ever since. Mrs. Hadley through life ever show ed those lovable qualities that endear ed her to all with whom she was as sociated. Those who knew her best loved her most. Another beautiful character lost to earth is blessed in a better home beyond Interesting to Asthma Sufferers. Daniel Haute, of Otterville, Iowa, writes, "I have had asthma for three or four years and have tried about all the cough and asthma cures In the market and have received treatme nt from physicians In New Vork and other cities, but got very little benefit until I tried Foley's Honey and Tar which gave me immediate relief and I will never be without it in my house. I sincerely recommend it to ail. Al varado Pharmacy. o If you want first class FIRE WORKS see O. A. Matson & Co. o Citizen "want ads" bring results. THF RATON GRIME. How the Murderers Wire Spirited Out of the Town. A LYNCHING BEE SPOILED. A special dispatch from Raton, dat ed June 12, giving some facts about the attempt to lynch the murderers of Night Marshal John Jones says: A mob of seventy-five or a hundred men. a number of whom only recently came here, attempted to break In the county Jail at 9 o'clock last night and take out the five negro prisoners for the purpose of having a lynching bee. The mob went to the Jail door, and demanded of Sheriff Littrell the sur render of the negroes. The sheriff said that the men were not there, and re fused the mob admission. The men then attacked the doors of the Jail with sledges, and smashed them In. Sheriff Littrell, who was surrounded by a heavily armed posse, v.-a a only prevented from shooting into the mol by the presence of his wife. After further parley, the leaders of the mob were allowed to enter the jail, and found out for a fact that the negroes were, as the sheriff had said, rone. Then they i-earched the courthouse, and finding no one there, went back down town. They were in a very an try mood. About an hour earlier than the at tack of the moi, Deputy Sheriff Frank Hill, with three assistants, all heav ily armed, quietly went out the back ioor of the Jail, up over the hills, and by a roundabout way to Dillon, a sta tion about three miles south on the Santa Fe. Hare the party went into hiding until a through pasenger due at 2 o'clock a. m. arrived and was stopped, when they boarded the train and were whirled Into Las Vegas, where the prisoners were lodged In the San Mig-iel county Jail. The pris oners were as anxious for their safe irrival in a solid Jail where a mob "ould not get them as the officers were. During the afternoon yesterday there was not much open excitement, but at night it was apparent. The cit izens of Raton condemn the acts of the mob and Its leaders, many of whom are known, and there is no loubt but arrests and vigorous prose cutions will follow at an early date. The three brothers of the murdered man did all they could to prevent any overt act by the mob, and wish the law to take Its cmirac, wUUfled thnf the man who did the shooting will be convicted and hanged according to law. AVednesday night after the shooting of Marshal Jones, the white employes at the Santa Fe round house took clubs and stones, ran the negro yard hands off and refused to work with them. The funeral of Marshal Jones will occur this afternoon. He being a mem ber of the Eagles, will he burled un der the auspices of that order. Many outside people are here for the fu neral. Cures croup, sore throat, pulmonary troubles Monarch over pain of every sort. Dr. Thomas' Electric OH. ROOM FOR ONE MORE. Pablo Sedillo Taken to the Asylum for the Insane. Deputy Sheriff C. R. Huber left San ta Fe for Las Vegas last night where he placed Pablo Sedillo in the terri torial Insane asylum, there now being room for another from Santa Fe coun ty in that institution. Sedillo Is a na tive of Santa Fe county and has been mentally afflicted for some time. He was placed In the county Jail two months ago localise he was no longer considered a safe person to be at large and has remained there ever since, tliere being no room for him at the Las Vegas hospital. This leaves five insane persons In the Hunta Fe county jail. Warning. If you have kidney or bladder trouble and do not use Foley's Kidney Cure, you will have only yourself to blame tor results, as it positively cures all forms of kidney and bladder diseases. Alvarado Pharmacy. FINGERS CRUSHED. Margarito Romero Painfully Injured While Riding in a Hack. Marguerito Runiero of Las Vegas was painfully injured the other day. He was riding1 from the Montezuma hotel to the depot in the hotel hack and his hand was resting on the open window. A sudden j'llt of the vehicle caused the window to become loosened from Its fastenings and it fell on his fingers, tearing the flesh of two ling ers to the bone, and making an ugly wound. Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets are Just what you need when you have no appetite, feel dull after eating and wake up with a bad taste in your mouth. Tlicy will Improve your appetite, cleanse and invigorate your stomach and give you a relish for your food. For sale by all druggist. ..Albuquerque's Largest Store.. Commencing Friday, Juno 12, for ONE WEEK OMLY Those who attended our last week's muslin underwear sale will know that this sale means another favorable opportunity to secure excellent values in high grade merchandise. The greatest sale in the history of this store's sales was our sale of undermuslins, even greater than we expected. The success was due to the fact that there are so many styles in the dif ferent line of prices lower than lingerie has ever been sold in this city before this event. VGA) o able Materials, from the sheer Organdies to the ever serviceable Ginghams, to be sold at SALE PRICES this early in in the summer season. On account of limited space we cannot go into details as to what the different specials consist of, or their worthy merits as special values, but you can get the correct information and see for yourself the great values as they are displayed in our wash goods department and throughout the store. By a visit to Albuquercpje's l.irgest store. iSOO - 302 - 304 - 306 Summer TO San Francisco and return $55.00 Los Angeles or Redondo 35.00 , Santa Monica, Long Beach or East San Pedro 35.0t San Diego, Coronado Beach.. 35.00 For further information call at ticket office t F. L.Myers, Santa Fe Ticket Ag:ent, Albuquerque.lN. ZWL r."t'i .;;..) Ui.IEN, TV T II f 'T 1'TIItl,' til, iiv :t-it.ihtt..:iliiitli'!b li i lion ir fii"r lf IIII1CUUN Hl!tliruL ruh.li--., hii'I tint a.tlin fHiii or pol-itnou. Hold by DroiiMi, or Mitt Id plk' q wrnppfv, I'T viprei.ii, ttrpitl, for St. 00. nr bnltlr, 2.75. Circular Hut ou request. LthvansChemjciCo. "Grand Canyon Illuminated Mounts," "Lesser Platinum Prints" on sale at Santa Fe ticket ofllce for 25 cents. Call and see samples. F. L. Myers, agent. The Citizen is the people's paper, contains the news, too. It De Witt's I'-'i odivt) For Piles, Burns- Sores. Railroad Time Tables Denver & Rio Grande System 8ANTA FE BRANCH. Time Table No. 71. (Effective Wednesday, April 1, 1903.) East Bound Io. 42tt West Dound No. 425 !: 00 aui,Lv.. .Santa Fe.. 11:00 aui Espanola.. 1:05 pruj Embudo . . 3:40pm...Tres Piedras 6:35 pmj Antouito . . 8:50 pmj Alamosa . . .Ar 6:20 pm 1:00 pm 1:05 urn 10:05 am 7:36 am 6:10 am 1:87 am 8:30 pm 3:06 am Pueblo 7: 16 aui,Ar. . . Denver ...Lv Trains run daily except Sunday. Connects with main line truing at Antonito for Durango, Silverton and points west, at Alamosa for Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and interme diate points, alHO with narrow guage via Salida for same points via the i.jVAL GOKGK line and for all points on the Creede branch, at Pueblo and Salida for all points east or west and at Denver for all points east. For rates, sleeping car reservations, etc., call on or address, J. n. DAVIS, Agent, Santa Fe, N. M. S. K. HOOPER, Gen. Pass and Ticket, Agt, Denver, Colo. tr. Better - 3O8 - 31O WEST RAILROAD AVENUE Excursion Rates THE PACIFIC COAST Buz and Subscribe for The Citizen. TIME TABLE In t5i.mt' November I0O3, ARRIY K FROM TUB NnniU No. 1. California Express.... 7:16p.m. No. 7, Mex. & Cal. Express. .10:05 p.m. No. 3, California Limited. . . .10:40 a.m. LEAVE GOING NORTH. No. 8, Atlantic Express l:S0a.m. No. 4. Chicago Limited 11:09 p.m. No. 8, Chicago Express 7:30 p.m. ARRIVES FROM SOUTH. Mo. 22, Atlantic Expresa .... 7:10vm. LEAVES GOING SOUTH. No. 27. Mexico Express 11:00 pm ARRIVE FROM WEST. No. 2, Atlantic Express 8:05 a.m. No. 4. Chicago Limited ll:E9nm No. 8, Chicago Express (:45 p.m. LEAVE GOING WEST. No. 1, California Express.... 8:16 p.m. No. 3, California Limited. ...11:00 a.m. No. 7, Mex. & Cal. Express. .10:45 p.m. No. 7 will carry mall from the at tnd No. 2 from the west The No. 3 and No. 4 are the limited tnd tbey arrive dally. Local freight No. 99, going south, carries passengers. r. k. MYERS, Agent 0040404KeK4KOe1 Ma i HOTEL CLAIRE... SANTA FE, N. M FIRE PROOF, ELECTRIC LIGHTED, STEAM HEATED, CENTRALLY LOCATED. BATHS AND SANITARY PLUMBING THROUGHOUT. LARGE SAMPLE ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN. AMERICAN OR EUROPEAN PLAN- GFO. E. ELLIS, Proprietor and Owner. ove04e4eo4Ke4i A. E. WALKER FIRE INSURANCC Secretary Mutual Building Association Offlee at J. V. Beidrtdge'i Lkcr Yard will be this sale of Wash Fabrics with the thousand after thousand yards of new dainty Dainty Wash- ..Dates of Sale Every Tyeeaay, Thursday and Saturday during month of May, June, July, August and Sep tember. Limits November 80, 1MSi 8topover within limit of ticket west of Bsrrtow. Subscribe for The CitlseSL I ADVERTISE NEWSPAPERS MAGAZINES trade; PAPERS Mrs roa rot., to CURTIS - NEWHALL CO. lO HOCUS, OALVOMHia Q. Badaracco Dealer ta Oeneral Herchandfse and Liquors Proprietor of the Summer All tanas of Country Prod and Bold. Goods Delivered rre to all Parte aC the City. Comer of Third and TIJwm Aiouquerque New If you want to i Advertise in newspapers J anywhere at anytime ft call on or w iite E. C Hake s Advertising Arbcy M-5 M.-r. luiul-. Ku hKUK S fNCISCO . CL. The ICEBERG III W. Railroad Amwa " 1 be finest Una of liauar n-- All patrons and friends cordially Uvle ed to Tlslt "The lector;." Vmmmh U serred eery day. 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