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A.LHUQUEHQUK EVENING CITIZEN.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20,
THE ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN
Published Dally and Weekly
By The Citizen Publishing Company
W. S. 8TRICKLER
W. T. McCREIGHT
Grafters A&imist President.
Nobody knows hotter than the money klnfis, who
control the railroads, thai public sentiment will decii'f
the flght between them and the president as to whether
the railroads will control the government or the gov
urnmeut will control the railroads.
All tho newspapers In the country which peddle
their Influence to the highest bidder will he found on the
Bide of the railroad kings. All .the big trusts which
get lower rates than their small compctitots, and are
helped by the railroad rebate to kill competition, will
be on the side of the railroad kings. All the political
bosses in both parties who have influence to sell will
find a ready market for it, and will be on the side of
the railroad kings. AH of tho millionaires who inado
their pile out of political, industrial, commercial or
financial graft, and whose business it Is to filch from the
man who works, all the products of his toil save a bare
existence for himself and family, will be on the side
of the railroad kings. All of the lalor leaders who
are In the movement for what graft there Is In Belling
out their fellow workers to the greedy non-producers of
society will be on the side of the railroad kings. And
all of these hired hosts of greed and plutocracy will
work together to build up whnt public sentiment they
can among the people hostile to the president's policy.
For all of them know that the greatest power In this
country, or anywhere else on earth, is the power f
Already the cunning minions of greed are at work
building up this hostile sentiment. Already we hear
the talk that "any Interference with the earning power
of railroads will be detrimental to the "railroad em
ployes." We have heard that talk before. It. 13 the
same old game. And the theory is, that if employes
will protect their employers in the absolute right to pay
what wages they please, tho employers, in the goodness
of their hearts, will please to pay their oMiglng em
and facts upon which to base future questions of legis
lation, and if tho federal government has the power
to control life insurance, a conservative federal law,
framed along the lines of national control of life in
surance, would doubt loss be of benefit to the entire
nation. Where funds have been used unlawfully to
Influence state legislation, criminal proceedings should
be Instituted without fear or favor against the guilty
Hew Side Light.
The Citizen has been Informed that a prominent
democrat In this city has received a letter from a prom
inent democrat in Washington, conveying the Informa
tion that Messrs. Luna and Bursum, representing the
territorial republican organization of New Mexico, se
cured the renominatlon of so many of the present In
cumbents in office, on the distinct understanding with
the president, that if the joint statehood bill pass con
gress the republican organization of the territory shall
then work for the hill instead of against It. In other
words, the republican organization us such and the men
who compose it, together with the reappointed officials,
nhall abstain from efforts to defeat joint statehood when
it comes before the people for ucceptauce.
Three things The Citizen has firmly believed for
Home time: The question Is Joint statehood or nothing;
the president and his supporters In congress having
made joint statehood an administration measure, the
president would not nominate to office active opponents
of his own measure, and thereby Increase the probabili
ties of defeat for the plan he had proposea; there Is
too much patriotism and good sense in the republican
party of New Mexico, alike in its organization and
office-holders, for them to oppose statehood when it
becomes fully manifest that Jointure Is the only kind
.procurable, even though they are ardent supporters of
single statehood as their first choice.
The Citizen, therefore, Is by no means surprised
at, or incredulous as to the Information received hy the
Albuquerque democrat from his friend.
TrvitK Fully Admitted.
It Is not often that a newspaper gets reckless and
gives away the motives and practices of those by whom
4t la employed. Hence, the Phoenix Enterprise 'is
worthy of some commendation when it says:
"It is encouraging to see all the railroads and big
mining companies In Arizona fighting against the joint
statehood bill. The Enterprise warned these people
aeveral months ago that if they did not want to be
subjected to New Mexico legislation, wherein their taxes
would be raised 1,000 per cent, they had better move in
the matter, but Walter Douglas and his people were too
busy trying to remove Governor Klbhey ami 'fighting to
prevent paying their Just taxes to give heed to this un
important matter, but now that the woods are being
shelled and the enemy advancing, these men are shriek
ing about "injustice." Well, there is one thing certain,
that If Arizona and New Mexico are Joined, the producing
mines of Arizona will go on the tax roll for at least
$100,000,000, and the railroads will be raised In propor
tion. Now If these corporations can stand tills, the
people surely can. So it is up to them to get Into the
harness and WORK."
That they are working working openly, by bribery
and corruption of every kind both in Arizona and at
Washington City, the telegrams from day to day leave
no shadow or doubt. The lobby of these interests, at
Washington, is the most open and daring; in its schemes
of corruption ever known eveu In that city.
Some of the able men of the south,, who have come
down to us from ante-bellum days, with all the old
ideas of stales rights, are opposing the federal control
of corporations, claiming they should be controlled in the
states where they have been incorporated. The futility,
of state action has been fully evidenced, In railroads
The business before them is never ending. What
iittle has been done Is only of local effect. For all Mis
souri knows, when it equalizes a rae, the railroad may
be getting even in Illinois or in Kansas or wherever it
may have territory, giving some other statu something
to find out and resent. A merry game of blind man's
buff! One state may correct an abuse from which the
forty-three others may suffer indefinitely because of the
arts and methods of the legal department of the rail
roads. An ideal condition could only be reached by simul
taneous decisive action by forty-four states against the
scores of railroad corporations mid their combinations.
To suggest the idea exposes its impracticability. The
thought brings on headache the fallacy of It, the futility
of It. The power Is not there. It seeing that the pres
ident Is not only right, but profoundly so, in demanding
for the federal government innplo power to do swiftly
and completely what the country wants done, make the
humblest shipper stand upon equal ground with the
Standard Oil company and other big shippers who have
outraged the integrity of trade In enjoying secret con
cessions at the hands of the railroads.
The Phoenix, Arizona, Enterprise Is authority for
the information that J. C. Adams, chairman of the anti
Joint statehood league, states that during the past two
weeks not less than 10,000 letters have been sent out to
eastern people asking them to in turn write to mem
bers of congrs, usking them to work against Jointure
of New .Mexico uud Arizona within the next few days.
To copy from the New Mexican, The t'iilen need only
say, as that paper said of similar documents sent .from
this territory in favor of jointure: "The fact l hut these
were written hy the same man. and wciv paid for out of
the slush fund of the league Is not alluded to.
There is such a thing as being discreet l silent at
Covcriior II II. Brooks, of Wyoming: Iti-gjnimg
federal control of life Insurance and the iact(1; of
certain insurance companies to maintain a fund for the
purpose of liifltieneinj; legislation, 1 believe tho investi
gations now taking place in New York state will bo of
great benefit to our people in giving them information
Santa Cruz county held a Joint statehood meeting
recently Hnd organized a flourishing and strong Joint
Ftatehond league. The republican executive commit
tee of tlie same county met and endorsed Jointure in the
very strongest terms. The action of both bodies was
officially wired to Washington. This is .the county
where Colonel Allen Bird, of th, Oasis, is doing such
valiant work for Jointure.
When Ms&il Cost Tem
Dollars Per Outicc
The world's record for organized and "schedule"
riding was made by the Pony Express. Never before
nor Blnce has mail been carried so fast, so far and so
long, merely by horse power; and if I am not in. error,
never elsewhere have horses been so steadfastly spur
rod In any regular service, says Charles 1 Liimnils, in
The Pony express carried mail between the east
and California tat $5 per half ounce) tor two years. It
ran from Independence to San Francisco, 1,950 miles.
Its time was ten days, and It never needed eleven. It
employed 500 of the fastest horses that could bo found,
all western horses, 200 statlonkeepers and eighty riders.
It had 130 stations crowded down the tnroat of the
wilderness, sixty-five to 100 miles (or even more) apart,
according as water chanced. The rider was allowed
two minutes to change horses and malls at a station.
William F. Cody, "UufTalo Hill." was the most fa
mous of the Pony express riders and as a 14-year-old
"kid" got, his first job from the man that invented the
Pony express. Cody made the record here a round
trip ride (necessitated by the killing of his relief) of
384 miles without stops, except to change horses and to
swallow one hasty meul.
Another of the Pony express riders, Jack Keetley,
made a run of 340 miles in thirfy-one hours; and an
other, Jim Moore, rode 280 miles in fourteen hours and-forty-six
Such men got $100 to $123 per month and "found."
Their mail was limited to fifteen pounds. Postage
was $5 per half ounce for some time; then the govern
ment ordered it cut down to $1 per half ounce, at
which figure It stayed till the completion of the over
land telegraph to San Francisco (October 22, 1861)
ended the life of this gallant enterprise.
Present CoiaditiOKn of '
Ufa Saltans Secu
From Denver Republican.
The Colorado river seems to have lost forever its
way, for instead of flowing into the Gulf of California,
it is still pouring nearly Its entire volume Into the great
Salton basin in the southeastern part of California.
For nearly tea months It has been diverted from its
direct channel to the gulf, and following tho line of cer
tain Irrigation ditches it has been producing a great lake
within the area lying below sea level, so well known to
travele-3 on the Southern Pacific across southern Cali
fornia The channel found in the V'eginnlng has been widen
ed and deepened by the constant rush of water since a
path was first broken last February, and many engi
neers believe that attempts to dam this How and send
the river back to the Gulf of California will be futile.
The sea or lake thus formed in the Salton basin par-tak-s
of the chan.cte:- of its desert floor,. for the heavy
deposits of salt for which that locality is known have
made the water salt, notwithstanding every drop pourinK
out or the river Is as fresh as Its source in the ureal snow
bank i of the l'.ociiy mountains.
It Is feared I hat thd rushing flood may spread into
the adjacent Imperial valley and cause destruction in
fields ulready reclaimed .by irrigttlon. Apart from this,
hew ever, II does not i.'.J,.jr that try gi' damage will
ho dene f i i.. nv .or. iims to flow into Salton basin
instead or Into lie? Gulf of ;alii'orr.la. "If the sea miss
the river, what matter: the c, is the hea still forever."
Evaluation will be so rapid that the utmost that the
river can do will be to hold the newly formed sea iu
Salton basin to a normal level, and hence It Is Improbable
that any new outlet will he found from the flooded basin
to the gulf.
Will of the People.
From the Colorado Springs Telegraph.
The security of our government, then, rests upon
the fact that individual ambition cannot succeed to the
point where the individual becomes greater than the
government. The majority stands ever ready to prevent
Seldom has there been a more striking demonstra
tion of the self-preservative character of the American
union than is being afforded at this time in the curb
ing by the people of the power which individuals' who
have been leadiug great corporate governmental men
aces have been endeavoring to secure. Railway and
Insurance magnates, though they would not like to ac
knowledge it, have been endeavoring to overthrow our
government by shaping our legislative deliberations
into moulds furnished by themselves. Successful in
small things they have constantly enlarged the scope
of their influence until corporation magnates appar
ently have believed themselves to occupy strongholds
The almost daily indictment of railway magnates
for violations' of the law, howevor, and the revelations
of the New York insurance investigation as to the meth
ods of insurance magnates by which they have advanced
their own Interests at the expense of policyholders, in
dicate that the balance wheel of American institutions
and principles of government Is yet at work. Railway
magnates are not yet greater than tho law, nor are in
surance magnates sufficiently powerful to withstand the
force f public sentiment.
The laborer is worthy of his hire. The American
public is beginning to conclude, however, that a great
many laborers In the more conspicuous. If not more
Important walks of life, have beeu hired for a great
deal more than they are worth. The result Is that they
are being allowed to make room for men who are will
lug to match worth against a fair remuneration for ser
vice. Tho readjustment of affairs in Insurance Hud
other corporate circles Is only beginning.
The public usually is able to get what It wants.
The' trouble usually lies In agreeing upon wnat is de
sired. The proceedings of the day toward hunting out
the rascals and eliminating them from the affairs with
which they have been identified only that they might
debauch them, instead of causing a feeling of public
discouragement, ought to cause u lively bound in the
public raith In the public. A very healthful movement
toward an equalization of affairs is under way.
He Brought the Canary.
I.a.lj ' What is it, little boy?"
Hoy - eoiue to claim de reward you off i led for
de l i t in n of your canary."
I.ady -'ilut that la a cat."
Boy "leu, Inn the canary is inside de .
T00 LATE TO CLASSIFY
FOR RENT Bright, sunny rooms for
housekeeping. (Jt West Railroad
Vf'ANT El) Twenty five salespeople,
men, women and girls. Apply at
oncp, to George Penny's More, Old
You aro going to vMt the old home
during the holidays. Cheap rates ta
all points, via trie Santa Fe route.
AT THE CASINO THIS EVENING
AT 8:15 A GAME OF BASKET BALL
BETWEEN THE GIRLS' TEAMS OF
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE IN
DIAN SCHOOL. ADMISSION 35c.
DANCE AFTER THE CAME.
For Fine KTbony Toilet and Mani
curing Sets at Reasonable Prices, call
at Ruppe's Pharmacy.
HUYLERS AND LOWNEY'8 CAN
DIES. O, A. MATSON & CO., SOLE
ALL KINDS OF TIN WORK, AT J.
L. BELL & CO S.
IF HAWLEYON THE CORN EH'
HAS NOT GOT WHAT YOU WANT,
YOU CANNOT BUY IT IN THE
For Wines and Liquors for the Hol
idays, go to Stern, Schloss & Co.
IT MATTERS NOT HOW MANY CHRISTMAS GIFT8 A MAN MAY RECEIVE HE WILL ALWAY3
BE EXPECTINtl SOMETHING VERY HANDSOME IN THE WAY OF
A Christmas Tie
DON'T DISAPPOINT HIM.
WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL. LINE OF CHRISTMAS NECKWEAR, IN EVERY SHAPE AND STYLE
THAT IS CORRECT.
MANY OF THE SILKS AND SHAPES ARE CONFINED TO US FOR THIS LOCM ITY AND CANNOT
BE FOUND ELSEWHERE.
WE HAVE THE CHOICEST CREATIONS OF THE
Leading Neckwear Makers
THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN TOWN TO BUY CHOICE NECKWEAR, AND THAT IS AT A
' HE'LL" BE SURE TO LIKE HIS TIE IF IT COMES FROM HERB, FOR WE LEAD THE TOWN IN
NECKWEAR, SILK MUFFLERS, FANCY SUSPENDERS AND SILK HANDKERCHIEFS.
M. MANDBLL, Fine Clothing and Furnishing
Three room frame. North First
Five room brick, North Eighth
Five rooms, furnished, on West
Railroad avenue $25.00
Seven room brick, modern. In
Fourth ward $30.00 1
JOHN M. MOORE REALTY CO.
Claret, Port and Sherry Wines make
good Chlrstmas gifts when bought
from Stern, Schloss & Co.
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GO TO HAWLEY ON THE COR
NER FOR YOUR TOYS. THE LAR-
ucoi minu tviusi SELECT LINE OF
svivims rntotNis I IN THE SOUTH
0000000i00 ooooooooooooo 4xotoo04ooK '
HUYLER'S AND LOWNEVS CAN
DIES. O. A. MATSON & CO., SOLE
Genuine. Straight Kentucky Bour
bon sold at Stern, Schloss &. Co.
LOST! , (
All Profit on Furs for This Week.
Every Piece at Cost.
B. ILFELD & CO.
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has been, since the celebration became a custom, one of its most
celebrated features. Every age has done Ms best to glorify with
melody this greatest of all festivals.
A visit to our store will show you that the present century
has reached the hlgtiest point of perfection tn musical instruments.
See and hear the beautiful CHICKERING BROS., BUSH &
LANE, ELLINGTON, HOWARD, VICTOR, PRICE & TEEPLE, And
the many other makes of pianos exclusively sold by us In tue
Our prices and terms place musical Instruments within the
reach of every home, no matter how humble.
The largest stock of VICTOR TALKING MACHINES AND
RECORDS can be seen and heard at
LEARNARD & LINDEMANN'S
Established In 1900. " THE SQUARE MUSIC DEALERS. 206 WEST GOLD AVENUE
WE HAVE A WELL ASSORTED STOCK OF
'Jewelry 3D. Silverware
NW B4HNETT BUILDING
THE 3' ORE FOR BRAIN FOOD
Reliable in quality and moderate in prices. As our stock is
too varied to enumerate, we would he pleased to have you caU
and inspect our goods and to assist you in making a selection.
About your Xmas preients. Come to this store we'll help you in se
lecting your nifts that you intend to give. Our stock Is so varied
and extensive it is no trouble to choose for man,' woman or child.
Bric-a-Brac, from 25c to $10.00.
Dressed and undressed dolls, from 15c to $5.00.
TOYS. TOYS, of all kinds, from 5c to $8.00.
FINE STATIONERY, from 25c to $5.00.
RARE NOVELTIES, of every description, ranging from 10c to $15.
MRRia jeweler f A Christmas Store Complete
205 RAILROAD AVE.
Appliqued Table Mats
To close-out entire line before Christ
mas, these goods will !. sold a;
From marked prices. Handsomest
line ever shown here.
i Benham Indian Trading: Company
I Corner First Street and Railroad Avenue
FOR CHRISTMAS COOKING.
The finest flour is an absolute
essential, especially for cakes
a-nd pastry. The "Empress"
hrand is a flour that never yet
has been surpassed in any par
ticular. Its flavor is fine and
delicate, it has fine body, and
full of those nutritious quall
Mes m desirable In a family
M. BERGEB .
114 Went Copper Avenue.
Buy a Charter Oak Steel Range
for a present. Woman is a
slave over an olci cook stove.
WE GUARANTEE THEM
BORRADAILE & CO.
117 Gold Avenue, - Albuquerque, New Mexico
VJ IJ3 RK TP D I N K Y H IYI.
Santa F'g Restaurant
REGULAR MEALS, 25 CENTS.
Servic a la carte, Day and Night. 1'rlvate dining rooms. .
OYSTERS RECEIVED DAILY. FISH, LOBSTERS AND GAME IN
ruder Pavoy Hotel, opposite Passenger Hotel.
C. E. SUNTAGG, Proprietor.
All r m mm
4 Mmuquerque rounary ana mjacmne Works
0 R. HALL, Proprietor
4 Iron and Brass Castings; Ore, Coal and Lumber Cars; Shaftlnn
A Pulleys, Orade Bars, Babbit Metal; Columns and Iron Fronts for
prs on Mining mnd Mill Machlnary m Bpoelalty
Foundry east side of railroad track. Albuquro,u, H. M.
SiggeMs HAVE YOU A TEL5.
I'HONB IN YOUH HOME? Ensb'es
you to order groceries; call the ph'sl
cian; perform social duties, etc. Rites
from five cents per day up. L u
ell you about It.
The Colorado Telephone Co.
Room 18 N. T. Armljo Building.
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