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ALUUQUEROUE EVKNINO CITIZEN.
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1905.
THE ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN
Published Dally and WeeXly.
By The Citizen Publishing Company
when new and up to date plant can bo Installed for
Boa'dlnfc Horses a Specialty
Every Dollar you pay for a Piano more than ocr prices
ta not only lost, but also the interest on it for life. You cannot buy
reliable Instrument cheaper than we can sell it to you, and therefore, It
Is wise for you to see us before making a purchase.
One hundred and thirteen years ago, on Juno 14,
1792, the Hartford bank was organlaod under the charter
granted by the state a few weeks before, and Ita doors
were opened for business on August 8, 1792. It hag had
a continuous business existence since that date.
W. &. 8TRICKLER.
W. T. McCREIGHT,
PARAGRAPHS "A" AND "B."
The Water Supply company and Its organ, the
Morning Journal, net great store by tho paragraphs In
the special committee's report on the water question,
marked "A" and "B." They would fain persuade the
people that these articles are as true and unanswerable
sus the precepts of Holy Writ.
Hut, then, the company and its organ cannot be
blamed for this. A drowning man will grap at a straw.
With every fact and argument, looking to extension of
franchise, swept from beneath their feet by the well
informed Indignation of tho people, they have but one
possible, refuge, and that Is to unload their bond-ridden
property upon the city at an enormotinly fictitious value.
To scare the people Into doing so unwise a thing, the wa
ter Interest, both company and organ, parades Its booga
boo, and would have us all fall down In fear of It.
But the effort Is futile. It runy sesre children but it
Cannot scare men; for any one can sco that Instead of
being a mighty spook it is only a pumpkin on a pole. Let
tia look at It. "A" says: "We therefore conclude that the
establishment of a municipal water system in competi
tion with the Water Supply company would bo a ruinous7
enterprise for the city, and neither advisable nor prac
ticable." And "B" says: "And even if sueh an enter
prise could be made a sficoess, it would. In effect, be a
repudiation by the city of its contract and for that reason
la not to be considered."
We can but remember that these high and mighty
chunks of dogmatism, to which the organ and Its com
pany are clinging for salvation, were, In the first place,
signed by but two of the special committee, Mr. Louis
Hfc!d absolutely refusing to sign them. Then, In the
second place, the council repudiated them, merely re
ceiving the report but refusing to adopt it, thus discredit
ing these vaunted assumptions as utterly as a legislative
body can discredit any thing brought before it by a com
' mittee of Its own body. Then, In. the third place, these
vaunted paragraphs, to which the water Interests are
clinging with all the tenacity of a turtle which has taken
hold of a dog's tail, are simply the unsupported Ipse dixit,
the dogmatical assertion of the writer of the report.
Not one argument is adduced to support the statements
made; but these'on their very face are absurd as well as
false, ridiculous as well as untrue.
SOMETHING MORE THAN MERE BALDH EADED
AND UNCLOTHED ASSERTION WILL BE NEEDED
TO INDUCE THE PEOPLE OF ALBUQUERQUE TO
BUY AN ANTIQUATED, INEFFICIENT AND WORN
OUT PLANT AT A FICTICIOUS VALUATION, WHEN
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MODERN, AMPLE AND
UP TO DATE PLANT WOULD COST CONSIDERABLY
LESS THAN $100,000.
The Ostrich Inn at Colnbnxk, Middlesex, England,
has had an uninterrupted existence since the far-away
days of King John. It was doing a thriving buslnesa be
fore magna chart a was signed, and had qualified as a
veteran before Crecy was fought. 1
The Middlesex hospital in London has a plant pro
ducing three tons of Ice in twenty four hours, at a cost
of $2 a ton, against $5.46 a ton when purchased.
SOME QUEER THINGS
WHICH PEOPLE EAT
From San Francisco Chronicle
THREAT THAT FAILS.
The water Journal throws out a threat that It would
be ruinous to the city to establish an Independent, up to
date and ample water plant, because the present Water
Supply company would enter Into competion with the
city. Tt9 organ, speaking for the company which It rep
resents and in which It has so, large a financial interest,
"A municipal plant, in competion with an established
company must of necessity put the c!ty at a great dls-.
advantage In the operation of its plant. The city Is no
more exempt from ruinous competition than any private
corporation or Individual would be exempt; and It Is not
likely that the competion would be any less disastrous
because the city happened to be a party thereto."
Now here Is ft? open and arrogant threat. It Is not
yen relied. It says p'ainly to the city of Albuquerque, If
you dare to have a plant of your own we will run you
oat of business by competition, and throw the loss of
your failure upon the tax payers. There Is no mlsunder
standing this undisguised threat, and the conduct of the
Albuquerque Water Supply company in connection with
the public schools shows that they would carry It out if
able to do eo.
Fortunately they are not able. A barking dog, says
the proverb, never bites; and fortunately in this case the
dog has no teeth. Time and time again has the Water
Supply company declared, nay sworn, and the Journal
baa underwritten their oathes, that with 35-cent water,
per thousand gallons, they could ,not comply with their
obligations to the city. NOW IT HAS BEEN SHOWN
THAT THE CITY CAN SUPPLY WATER. AT TEN
CENTS PER THOUSAND GALLONS, AND AT THAT
RATE MAKE PROFIT ENOUGH TO PAY ITS INTER
EST AND FORM A SINKING FUND, BESIDES GET
TING ITS OWN WATER FREE. HOW, THEN, CAN
THE WATER COMPANY ENTER INTO COMPETI
TION WITH THE CITY? CAN 35-CENT WATER COM
PETE WITH 5 TO 10 CENT WATER7 If the water
Supply company's plant IS SO INADEQUATE, OLD AND
EXPENSIVE TO OPERATE, THAT THE COMPANY
CANNOT LIVE ON 35-CENT WATER, WITHOUT A
55 YEARS' EXTENSION, HOW CAN IT COMPETE
WITH A NEW CITY PLANT WHICH WILL ENABLE
THE CITY TO SUPPLY 6 TO 10 CENT WATER7 AND
WHY DOES THE CITY WANT TO BUY THE OLD
AND EXPENSIVE PLANTf
VIOLATION OF CONTRACT.
The water Journal says: "Tho condition Is, simply,
the existence here of an established water system, owned
' by the Water Supply company, of the existence of a fran
chia owned by that company and of a contract between
the city and he company, which have about fourteen
years to run." This is presented as an argument tfhy It
would be ruinous for the city to establish an independ
ent water plant, and why by doing so the city would re
pudiate Its contract. But, then, the Journal forgets that
the Water Supply company has solemly declared that un
less it shall get the extension of its franchise to the year
1940, or thirty-five yeara from now. It will be impossible
for it to live up to its franchise and comply with its contract.
This was the pltifiul plea upon wh'.ch the demand
was made for the illegal extension of the franchise, with
ell its present intolerable burdens. And not only did the
water company declare this over and over, but the Jour
rial most vociferously swore to It.
It is evident the people will not extend the franchise.
What then? The company cannot keep Us contract, and
THE CITY WILL BE NECESSITATED TO DECLARE
THE CONTRACT BROKEN AND THE FRANCHISE
FORFEITED. In that case, what becotnes of paragraphs
"A" and "B?" They would last about as long as the tra
ditional enow ball In hades, even if their assertions had
any fact to support them. But they have not; for they
are false as to fact, falacious as to argument, and ridicul
ous as to contention.
It has been discovered that the Paris beggars' guild
circulates a four-cent weekly, giving the news of frater
nity doings, articles upon the latest discoveries and
means to wring tears and cash from the tenderhearted;
announcements of society affairs at hkh beggars may
hope for a rich haul; want advs., such as: ''A member
aeeka a colleague able to ulmuhue fits;" "Wanted, bllud
uoy, curiy-neaaea preferred, able to p. ay the violin."
The police, having found the list of subscribers,
pect to be able to purge the chapel doors of watering
placet of many impo6ters. New York World.
The water interest says that It will be ruinous for
Albuquerque to have her own water plant. To a man
up a tree, it looks much more ruinous to continue for 35
years, or even 14, to pay 35 cents per thousand gallons
for water which tbo city can produce for 6 to 10 cents,
per thousands, or purchase an Inadequate and out of date
plant, burdened with some $200,000 of indebtedness.
A writer In Indou Lancet expresses the opinion
that there Is no excuse for complaint about the monot
ony of man's dally meals. A little exertion and enter
prise, he says, will enable any one to exclusively diver
sify his menu and without great expense. He says:
"In this connection It Is interesting to consider some
of the more or less odd mirterialB which man has been
led to choose for the purposes of food. Knvironment, of
course, must bo a factor In regard to this choice, and
necessity also. It is hard to imagine that earth would
be used for choice as food, and yet such has been the
case in many countries during famine. The Laplanders
mix earth with their bread, the Russian peasant uses a
'rock flour,' and the poorer classes In Hungary are driven
occasionally to eat an earth which contains but a trifling
proportion of nourishing principles. The use of seaweed
as food Is an example of the determining factors of both
necessity and environment. It Is not a little astonishing
to find what a number of seaweeds are really edible and
nourishing. Perhaps the best known example In this
country Is laver, which Js a kind of stew made from a
weed, an alga (Pbrphyra laclniata). The laver made on
the Devonshire coast, and to be found in some London
s'hops, is excellent. The ea algae. Indeed, prove on
analysis to contain a considerable proportion of nitro
genous matter, and as they are usually tender they are
digestible. There are also several sea mosses which
are esteemed for their esculent properties. Agar-agar
Is another example of a seaweed yielding a nutrient
Jelly. It is supposed that the edible birds' nest so highly
esteemed when prepared in the form of soup by the
Chinese has its origin In the birds feeding upon agar-
agar. On the other hand, it is said that the substance
of which the nest Is composed Is secreted from certain
glands which are developed during the nest-building
season, but which lose this function afterward. The
viscid substance resembles the mucin or albumin ex
creted by the sublingual gland."
Among other odd .articles of food, the writer thinks
It proper to enumerate the turtle, since it Is the only
example of an edible reptile, at least In England. Even
frogs' legB, he saya, are rarely eaten there, though they
are easily digested, possess a delicate flavor and have
about the same nutritive value as chicken. He adds:
"Neither is the snail esteemed as an article of food
In this country, though in France it is partaken of in
large quantities, and so good is it that it has been called
Jthe poor man's oyster.' The edible snail, however. Is
a particular kind and Is generally collected In consider
able number from the vineyards In the south of France.
Ia Spain the snail is served in a most excellent and
appetizing manner, and In Paris a disji of selected snails
Is reserved for the special use of the gourmet. Coal
would appear to be a strange article of food, but in
stances are knows in which children and cats have been
often found consuming it in a not negligible quantity.
There is no evidence, however, although coal contains
an abundance of one of the most Important elements
of food 1. e., carbon that in this form It Is In the
least degree assimilated. It is almost Impossible to
oxidize by wet methods carbon In the free state, whereas
In combination with other elements, and especially
hydrogen, as in the carbo-hydrates, wet combustion in
the economy readily ensues. Such Instances of odd
foods could be multiplied, but those quoted serve to
show the extraordinary range of material selected by
man for the purposes of food."
SELECTIONS MADE FROM
PRESS OF SOUTHWEST
Roswell's Bad Dilemma.
The Talmadge case is bound to do some temporary
Injury to the valley, no matter which way it goes. If
it be shown that there was a conspiracy against the
Tallmadge company, no doubt the company would not
only withdraw from the field but would do us whatever
harm it could In revenge. On the other band, should
Mr. Talmadge s guilt be proven, and the assertions of
hhe special agent be true as to the extent of illegal
operations, the scare and loss of title to lands In the
valley would .Injure the whole community. lloswell
Lesson to New Mexico.
The advance of farming and agricultural pursuits In
western Kansas is told In a few words in a recent editor
ial In the Kaunas City Times. This advancement Is so
astounding and so true that it should be taken into con
sideration with agricultural conditions in New Mexico.
WHiat has been accomplished in the past few years in
western Kansas, will, shall, and must be accomplished in
many sections of New Mexico, especially In the eastern
half of the territory.
Give Him a Rest.
Thomas W. Iawson, of Boston, frenzied financier and
now at odds with other frenzied financiers, Is becoming
very tiresome. He seems to care for nothing but to ad
vertise himself. The newspapers should give him a rest
and he will disappear as a dish of Ice cream on a warm
July afternoon set before a hungry Santa Fo boy or girl.
A Weak Cauao.
Allen T. Bird of the Oasis and Reamer Ling of tha
Apache News, are out In favor of Joint statehood. Well,
tome to think of It their interests are pro-Mexican rathei
than w hite, so nothing better could be expected of them.
Mesa Free Press.
It is a weak causo which has to appeal to race preju
dice to secure adherents. Nogales, Arizona, Oasis.
FAIRVIErV AND SANTA BAR
201-211 North Second Street.
LLARNARD & LINDEMANN,
THE 8QUARE MUSIC DEALERS.
PIANOS FOR RENT
Demlng Stock Shipments.
By reference tg another article giving the stock ship
ments from Demlng for the months of May and June,
total 43,781 It will be seen that there was something doing
at our stockyards during that sixty days. The records
were kindly furnished us by Don Johnson, cattle Inspec
tor at this post, and it la needless to say that while the
shipments were being made Mr. Johnson, lu tho discharge
of his duties, was a very busy man.
Stock growing has always been the leading Industry
In this part of New Mexico, and more cattle' are shipped
from Demlng than from any other station In the United
States, with the single exception of Aruiarllla, Texas.
The development of water for irrigation, and inten
sive an4 dry farming under proper direction and by bard
working, sagacious HDd careful farmers will bring this
about "New Mexican.
Mr: Own Dlnudmlt, Prop't. Z
rrrrarrri rt iintmu -
on Dental Work. Plates, $8.00;
Gold Crowne, $6.00; Fillings,
$1.00 up. Teeth extracted with
out pain, 50c All guaranteed.
B. F. COPP, D. D. S.
Boom 12, N. T. Armijo kldft.
HKt LAST NIGHT IN
SANTA FE YARDS
An alarm of fire at 10:15 o'clock
last night called out the fire depart
ment at the Santa Fe shops. The
blaze was in two box cars that had
caught fire a few days ago and had
not been entirely extinguished. After
smouldering for a couple of days the
fire broke out afresh. The cars were
almoRt entirely consumed. There was
only one alarm turned in, therefore,
the city department did not respond.
Harry B. Welller, of the merchan
dise firm of H. B. Welller & company,
left this morning for a trip to New
GROCERIES, FLOUR, HAY, GRAIN
AND THE BEST OF MEAT8. IM
PORTED GOODS A SPECIALTY.
Call at No. 624 West TIJeras Road.
Automatic Phona 109.
Old Telephone 276.
JEMEZ HOT SPRINGS STAGE LINE
Carries the United States mall; only
line with a. change of stock enroute;
good rigs, horses and drivers; leaves
Alblquerque every Tuesday and Sat
urday at 6 a.: m. For particulars, ad
dress W. L. Trimble & Co., agents,
Albuquerque, or J. B. BLOCK, pro
prietor, Perea, New Mexico.
Dr. D. C. Labbe. of Chicago, has ar
rived in Albuquerque and will assist
Dr. Macbeth in the practice of den
tistry in this city.
The Albuquerque Transfer Co.
bandies any old thing. Call at
No. 110 West Gold avenue. Au-
tomatlc 'phone 362. Bell 'phone
v 155 black.
t H 1 I IH M I H l M '
A NEW BANK
Will not do you any good unless you
have some money to put In It. The
surest way to get money aheaa Is to
buy all your Clothing, Shoes, Dry
Goods, Underwear, Enamelware, Tin
ware, Crockery, and . of course, your
Groceries, at our store. We are the
acknowledged low price store In the
whole city. A few prices will give you
an Inkling of our fine goods: I
If you pay $3.50 for a shoe, come
and look at ours at $2.50. If you pay
$4 for a shoe, come and look at ours,
at $3. If you pay $5 for a shoe, come ;
and look at ours at $3.50. If you pay ,
$6 for a shoe, come and look -at ours
at $4. All plainly marked; one price j
to everybody. If you pay 35c or 40c!
for your coffee, try ours at 25c. No I
risk. Your money back If you want
it. If you pay 30c for coffee, try ours
for 20c. If you pay 75c or $1 for tea,
try ours, any kind Gunpowder, Eng
lish Breakfast or Japan, at 50c. If
you pay 60c for tea, try ours any
kind you want, at 40c. Remember,
we guarantee all our goods. Your
money back if you want it.
THE CASH BUYERS' UNION,
Wm. Dolde, Proprietor.
Auto 'Phone, 692. 122 N. Second.
All goods delivered.
We offer our entire stock
of shoes, consisting of
the very best makes of
Men's, Women's and Chil
dren's Shoes at cost, and
leas, for the next 20 day.
Fqr cash only nothing
will be charged and noth
107 'South Second St.
Zemstvo Congress Opens.
Moscow, July 19. The zemstvo
congress opened at midday today In
the residence of Prince Dolgorukoff.
FOR MOVING THE SICK OR IN
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Colo. Phone, 75 Automatic, 147.
THE HAPPY HOUSEWIFE
Who takes pride In her bread, and
cake making Knows the pleasure and
satisfaction to be had by the use of
Empress mills flour. She knows her
bread will be the whitest, sweetest,
most nutritious and healthful, and
her cakea, pics and pastry dainty,
delicate and light j
114 Wast Copper Ave. ,
i & Ealiin
WHOLESALE LIQUOR AND CIGAR
Exclusive Atrents for Yellowstone
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distributors of the Alvarado Whiskey. Write for our illustrated catalogue and
price list. Automatic Telephone 199. Salesroom 111 South First Street,
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ACCOUNT a 5Q I. 'CITED
THE BANK OF
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SOLOMON LUNA, t
W. . JOHNSON,
REPORT OF CONDITION JULY 3. 1905
O. B. CNOMWBLk
4. O. SALOmOQB
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Due from Danft (&laAt
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JFurnltur and cfUturss,
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Everybody welcome to look through
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L. M. WOOTTON
R. L. WOOTTON
WOOTTON & WOOTTON
(Successors to L. U. Thompson)
Real Estate, Loans and Rentals
Special Attention Given to Business and First-class City Residence
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Our Motto: "Close attention to all business Intrusted to us, and
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......123 SOUTH THIRD STREET.