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ALP.UQUERQUE EVENING CITIZEN.
PAGE FOUR. MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1904. THE ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN Published Dally and Weekly By The Citizen Publishing Company w, 8. STRICKLE.R President W. T. McCREIGHT Business Manager IT IS REPORTED, IN CERTAIN CECTION3 OF THE CITY, THAT WATER SUPPLY COMPANY WILL RAISE THE WATER RATE IF THE BOND ISSUE 13 DEFEATED AT THE POLLS. DON'T PAY ANY AT TENTION TO SUCH F.EPOftTS. THE WATER COM PANY IS NOW CHARGING THE MAXIMUM RATES. IWt forsot the honds for the city hall, under the heat and excitement of the water Winds. The city hall nronosltion Is rood and wife. Vote for It, hut defeat the Bcheme to purchase the water plant, nearly all graft. for the latter Is The Non-Partisan candidates have published their platform on the water question. They will do nothing in this matter without instructions from the city. Per haps this Is the reason why tho water organ has bo far dnrllnnl to endorse or raise tho ticket- In the course pursued the candidates on the Non-Partisan ticket were wise, because this course relieves them from the charge -of being tho water works company's candidates. Anyone can, with complete consistency, vote for tho Non- Partisan ticket and at the same time against the water orapany's graft. If the water plant is so valuable, why is the Gillen water-Macpherson combine working so Industriously to prove to the people that it is a bargain counter propo sition? Note how their organ The Morning Kalameln- ir.iiinno ia .-nrtlnir overtime rrintine and circulating iuu.iun " " r - - literature prepared by the water company. Note how their paid agents, such as the plumbers, are very busy with arguments. Tho Citizen asks that you compare the various statements which they have Issued and see for i.roni whether the fleures are not fake. If the com- - - pany wanted to issue a statement, why did not the com pany itself issue a sworn statement covering a period of wsreral years. Instead of covering a recent period when they have been skinning the plant? Don't bo deceived. Don't be a party to a scheme that has for its object the purchaso'of a gold brick. The Evening Citizen refused to publish the opinion OI Attorney MlCKcy us i7 w no me iu4Liiivu hi vitiui me , elect ion. tomorrow, on the bond issue question. For so (luliij; The Citizen had a number of good and sufficient reasons. One Is that the opinion of Attorney Illckey is neither nuthoritative nor final. He is '.he adviser of the city council, but he is by no means the Infallible inter preter of lnw. Such lawyers ns V. n. Chllders and Neill It. Field, r.nt ; speak of court decisions, controvert Mr. Mickey's ex-parte opinion. Hence, The Citizen could not t;lve to Mr. Mickey's opinion even the sceininj? endorse ment of publication in Its columns. Again, the opinion of Attorney Hiokey if acted on in 1h cleelion tomorrow will be, in the hardly t-upposalite case of the majority of the voles cist heinn in favor of purchase, to throw the election into th" eoints. boid the election in suspense for mouths or longer, and subject the city to needless litigation. The fact Is, feeling Is now running so hi.h, 'hat the unheard of Interpretation of Attorney lliekey. if a1 ted upon by the Judges of election, will produce a state t antagonism among the people of Albuquerque, which will be detrimental to the city's growth and prosperity for years to come. These are sufficient reasons to The Citizen for re fusing to publish tho opinion of Attorney lliekey. The question is not whether Albuquerque ought to own her own water supply. It is not whether each voter Bball put on record whether he favors or opposes munic ipal ownership, it is not whether the city shall buy the present plant or have no water works at all. These ques tions are not involved in tomorrow's election. The only question involved is whether Albuquerque shall tomorrow vote to saddle upon the taxpayers a debt of $300,000 for a gold brick. In other words, shall the city saddle itself with a debt of $300,000 for a plant which is inadequate for present demands and which can be prepared for fu ture usefulness only by an expenditure greater in amount than tho purchase price? This is the question, and it is based on expert testimony "that such is the condition of the present plant. Tlheia smd Now If the Water Supply company cleared aliout JSU.nni) last year, what can the people think of their plea that they could not reduce prices to consumers, that they could not give better fire protection to the city and that tney could not make needed extensions and improvements, which their franchise called for. unless the city should extend the franchise to 1010, so that the necessary money could be raised by a new bond issue? This was the plea their Interested organ put forth for them a year ago, to got the franchise extended. Now they say that they made $30,000 in round numbers during the past year, that the system Is ample and that the city can reduce prices, pay interest, make a sinking fund, establish extensions, and other things out of the year's receipts, and still make Wg money. It is evident to any man that some tall pre Taricating has been done, either a year ago or now. The probabilities ere that the truth was eliminated both times. When the materially interested water organ, other wise called tho Kalameln Kalllope, and formerly known as the Democrat, the Journal -Democrat, and the plain, common Journal, says that there Is any Harrison Strlckler combine, it Is simply lying, and knows that It is lying, but keeps on lying because it wants to get that big bonus coming to it from the sale of the water plant gold brick for $300,000 to the city. When it says that Mr. Strlckler had any part. what everIn the way of action, approval or even of knowl edge In securing Saturday's injunction the water or gan Is simply lying, and knows that it is lying merely for pay. When it says that, the Taxpayers' ticket is in any manner, shade or form a Strlckler ticket, tho water or gan is maliciously lying, and knows that it is lying through pure cussedness. On the ontrnry, Tho Citizen, immediately after tne action of the city republican organization, endorsing tho Non-Partisan ticket, placed that ticket at the mast head of the paper, and has kept it there, and has had words of commendation of the candidates on that ticket. Has tho water organ done the same? Not by any means. It has neither put the ticket at the head of its columns nor has it had space for any commendation, of the ticket, individually or collectively, so fully occupied has It. been in its efforts to beguile the people into buying the water plant, which purchase will redound so largely to the water organ's own financial benefit. BERNALILLO COUNTY DISTRICT COURT J. B. RUTHERFORD ARRESTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT WASH INGTON MINE CASE CALLED TOR THURSDAY. I-',,, ,,,,!,,, ; v number f thirteen in dicia;! ::!s. i aari-itij; embezzlement In j lis many " mitt.;, w i- returned on lnl ! Kildnv '-..t liust -I. It. Rutherford, thej ( rut while' niaiiaeer for tin- State Life Insurance ronipany of Indiana, 111! New Mo!"". Rut her '! wps placed unde.r arrest on Saturday afternoon and Immedi ately n b'; -i I on bond In tne amount of $t ,. minified by J. It. O'Hielly, Kie l Fish" r and J. II. Mayo. The charg'S were filed before the m and Jury by C. F. Coffin, attorney for the plaintiffs in tho case, directly alter the filing of a suit by J. H.I Rutherford against the company ij recover $ 100, which Rutherford a! hires Is due him as commissions on, Insurance written. The amounts unbezzled, as cdarged in the Indictments, and the date3 of alleged embezzlements are given ho low as follows: January 3, 1906 ?152.43 Juno 20, 1905 - 130.44 Juno 20, 1905 16.68 September 25, 1905 393.00 June 20, 1905 2MI.88 September 16. 1905 116.67 DecemW-r 4. 1905 124.56 January 3. 1906 91 65 January 3, 1906 3b.au January 3. 1906 61.51 January 10, 1906 213.48 January 10, 1906 37.76 January 10, 1906 54.87 In each Indictment the witnesses are the. same, and were as follows: M. W. Flournoy, L. W. Oalles, Chas. F. Coffin, Thos. O. Egan and Walter Howe. Klock & Owen have been retained as counsel by the plaintiff. The ever bobbing-up Washington mine case will be given another re hearsal on Thursday Jf Judge Abbott's present plans carry. This is one of the most Important cases on the civil docket. The territorial grand Jury visited all tho county offices in the court house this morning, with a view to completing its labors, but the expected final retort had not been made at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. :?vA Thoroughly Absorbent Absolutely Hycenic Complete CoinsBsfceirfccy Those who asked the city council to ascertain what Hie water company would ask for its plant, and ex pressed, in their request to the council, the opinion thta the city could float bonds at 4V& per cent per annum, "for the purpose of purchasing the present water works, OR ESTABLISHING ITS OWN WATER WORKS SYS TEM," never contemplated tho purchase of the water plant at $lo0,000, nor did they contemplate purchasing the plant at all, if the examination of the plant showed it to be Inadequate to the city's demands. They put into their petition the explicit alternative "or establishing Its own water works system." There has been no change on this subject by those petitioners. But investigation has developed the fact that the efficiency of the water plant's system of riis tiil.utlon has been reached, that tho price of $300,000 is pure and undefiled graft, and that a new, efficient and up-to-date plant, good for years to come, can bo estab lished in Albuquerque for not to exceed $100,000. As good citizens looking at their own interests and the in terests of the town in which they live, they say, em phatically, do not buy this gold brick. Mow Do Yow ILi&e Tlhis? Dr. Jones says that the present water distribution sytera of the Water Supply company's plant has reached the extent of Its efficiency. In confirmation of this, The Citizen calls attention to the expert report of Mr. Riffles. In that report he tells of tho value of the plant. There you can find the condition of the distribution system. Hut he also reports on the cost of a now plant of the present plant's style. In giving that estimate he figures on pipes nearly as large again as the present plant has. Why was this? Because, as an expert, Mr. Riffles knew the pipes of the present, plant to be inadequate to the demands of tho town. He knew, as Dr. Jones has since said, that tho efficiency of tho present plant has been reached. Honce, in figuring on a new plant of tho same kind, he figured on pipe nearly twice as large. Get a copy of the report of Mr. Riffles and see this fact for yourself. If tho report does not contain these two fea tures, It is an emasculated and not a true copy of the report for which tho city paid half of the cost, but which has never been given In full to the people. a . .: - ..'..v t H i'-'-' ' - -' ., vi' -. i SUPERINTENDENT OF TELEPHONE LINES HERE E. M. BURGESS, OF COLORADO TELEPHONE COMPANY, IN THE CITY ON INSPECTION TOUR. NEW SYSTEM TO BE INSTALLED. Oh, Tsetse Fibres! Here are some of the fake figures, which the Kala meln Kalliopo is trying to impose on an intelligent pub lic figures gotten after four distinct and always differ ent reports of bookkeeping experts. Here are the figures: Thn narer i-oninHiiv received u net Income last year of $28,490.13. Of this the city paid a little lesx than $!.' Take this $6,000 from the $2S.-190.13 that the company made because the city, under Its own ownership, will not liave to pay the $6,000, and wo Ket a profit of not tl'i.- 490.13 as anybody except a Journal expert would nat- until y suppose, but of fli'U"'". Such Is the conclusion f the water organ concerning the purchase of a plant which the highest expert testimony in New Mexico says has reached the limit of its efficiency, and should not be purchased at any price, no matter how small, and which Mr. Luchsinger says was offered to him about two years ugo at a price a "great deal lower" than what is now asked of the city, and which he refused to buy the plant was not worth the price asked. Recently, wlu'n tho question was propsed to beautify Denver at public expense, and at quite large amount Win. U. Hughes, president of the Continental Trust company, wrote to the Denver Times: "We must not let our taxes get too high, or people will be driven away instead of coming here to take up their resilience. 1 want to say right here lhat since 1 came to Denver six years ago my taxes have been almost doubled. That is a pretty strong increase, and we want to be careful about the proposed plans foi beautifying the city or everybody taxes will be doubled again, and soon Denver afflicted with such prohibitive taxes that no one can ufford to live here. I want to see everything possible done to make Denver beautiful. I want to see her one of the most attractive cities in the world, but I do not want, her beautified at the sacrifice of good, substantial citizens." Here is a word of warning, just as suitable for Al- ibuquerque as for Denver. School buildings, sewerage systems, city hall, street. Improvements all these things ire pressing upon us and must be attended to. Nor can they be done by others. They must be constructed by tho city, and at the expense of the taxpayers. The tax rate in Albuquerque is high, and still climbing. These things which tho city must do and alone can do, must make the tax rate, still higher. This cannot be avoided. IWliere, then, is there any reason other than abso lute folly the blind worship of a name without any reality behind for adding to the city debt $300,000 more? This addition is not imperative. The work is now liedng done and can continue to be done for the next thirteen years without additional tax to the city. If it is not being well dune, the c ity has tho jwiwer to compel the com pany's performance of its franchise duties. But can any one think for a moment that this $300,000 can be added to the city's Indebtedness without either preventing the carrying out of the other improvements mentioned, ami which the city alone can construct, or else raising Albu querque's tax rate to dimensions which will debar all hope of growth? E. M. Burgess, superintendent of the Colorado Telephone company, with headquarters in Denver, arrived in the city today, and is looking over the local field, acquainting himself with conditions here. He is on a tour of inspection of the company's lines in New Mexico, and will visit all the principal ex changes in the territory, beforo re turning to Denver. Mr. Burgess stated that ho round conditions here, under the efficient management of Major Elder, In ex cellent condition, and very well pleased he is with tho outlook for continued advancement. Mr. Burgess stated that in a short time, .the tlephone system in Albu querque will be entirely reconstruct ed. Ho stated that the Colorado Telephone company contemplated put ting in an entirely new system, to be known as the common battery sys tem; the overhead wires will bo done away with, all wires being in cables: that a new exchange, in a building of their own, would bo installed, and that, the automatic system would be used in place of the old system of ringing central. He did not care to state just when this work would com mence. MORTUARY Not!nooncc or Cotton'in. " TMI CSMTI 'wtjeiAiMroK our product 0UBLkTthViPO.RO8ITY AND" WEARING QUALITY OF ANY MIIH UNDERWEAR IN THE MARKET AEK'.VOUR DEALER rOR F L A X A L L ooo G 000 We are ready for the season with everything that's good and everything that is correct. for Meinip Boys . CHiildpem It's a luxury to wear such vell cut, well made and handsome clothing as we sell from the celebrated WASHINGTON' Summer Underwear, Fancy Shirts, Fancy Hosiery & Neckwear Are all in and we never had such a fine line as we're carrying this spring Mo MANBELi FINE CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS Nettleton Fine Shoes ' Dunlap Hats Emma M. Rollins. Saturday evtnins at 9:50 o'clock, nt the residence of her hrother, K. GraelV, 1224 South Walter street, Mis Km ma M. Itollins pawed away In di'iiih, after a lingering illness. Miss Rollins came to Albuquerque ahout one yi ar ago for the benefit of her health, from Taylorsville, 111. The funeral services took place tills af ternoon at 2:3il o'clock, from, the chapel of A. borders, Hev. J. M. Sollle of tin- Highland Methodist church, officiating. Interment to k place In Kail view cemetery, because ' Wlho Gets tlhe w.;:iV Tin- water organ says that, it will not be benefitted 1.00 by the sale of the water plant. (Vrtaiuly not. So one supposed it was doing all its dirty work for fl'i'J. "Jim," said his master to the old darky, -you have been stealing my chickens again." "No, no. iuas.-a,; fo de Ijiwd, Jim ain't stole none of y chickens!" The master paxaed on, and old Jim remarked t himself: "If he had Bald ducks, he'd a had me." If the amount is put away up in the thousands, which tin owners of the Journal ill get out of the sale of the water plant to the city, the uail will le hit on the head. I tut that is not the is sue, except to show why "the Journal is so red-hot to have the people buy out the water company. When one is robbed, it matters but little who gets the stolen plun der. The proposal is to rob the city by selling it for $100, 000, a very evident gold brick. It matters but little to the rity who gets the plunder. U is ull tho same, whether the belief iciai i a are Macpherson, Oillenwater & Co.. or whether the former owner of the water plant, identical with the present owner of the Journal, gets "the largest part of the proceeds. The point at Issue Is the robulng of the city for private benefit. water organ has obtained another expert report on the enormous receipts of the water company. This makes fo.ir. l'ii.-,t there was the report of Expert Mayo, who constructed a pipo lino once ou a time; ami it Is re poroM that v. iie.i the water was turned on, the whole Iking- went to pieces. Then came the report of the five. This was folios-Mi by a report based on the statements of a man understood to be in the employ of the water company; ami now we have the business men's report, llso signed bv five. Now, the peculiarity of -these reports is that each' oin1 protcsses to In taken from the books or tne waiei company. Kach Is declared to be authoritative by u thoritv of the company or accurate, or absolutely cor rect: AND YET EACH REPORT DIFFERS FROM ALL OTHERS. ..How can it be explained that all these re ports are from " i he hooks," and yet that no two agree? They must l,e u remarkable set of liooks, from which four ditferent parties have made reports and not one of the reports agrees with any one of the oilier three. Due can but be reminded of the time when Commis sioner Garfield examined the books of tho packing houses, and published his report, lhat there was no meat trust at all and that the poor packers were doing busi ness on about the basis of i p,., cent profit. The whole country laughed and pronounced the fake report ridicul ous. I S ut ill the meantime the water company lias ut terly failed to supply the public with any information as to the extent of its business, the extent of its plan:, where the pipes are loi ated and the capacity of the main and lateial pipes. According to Mr. Clancy, whom the Morning Journal quotes as an authority in the matter, the bond issue, in tho absence of sufficient information, should be voted down. Rev. Edward Bryan. Word has just been received in this city of the leath of Rev. Kdward Hry an. of Urooklyn, N. Y., brother o, our townsman, H. W. I). Hryan, from pleura pneumonia, itev. Hryan was a 1'ieMiyterian clergyman and had filled pulpits in several l'tnnsylvania and New York cities, besides being locat ed in Denver, Colo., and Milwaukee. Wis., at different times. He was n visitor to this city in ISfil, at which line he occupied the ITesbyVrian pnl; it in this city f r one sermon. Pclequina de Sanchez. I' !. "inina de Sanchez, a widow, aui I '., died ut her home in Atrisco yesterday afternoon, of a complica tion cf diseases, superinduced by ad- vaiu-cl age. Deceased was well known in Atrisco, being a member or '!!' or tne omesi ianinies in that se'.'Viuent. The funeral ceremonies wiii take place tomorrow morning nt li o'clock, from the Catholic church, in ili.it town, the Interment being in the Urlsco cemetery. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 V 0 0 0 c 0 0 0 0 0 0 fh2 Fliy of HMs Store m ,i ' W Wit a IJAlv.-.Avlf . p. 'Jl' V'x 'it -11 'V.1, ' m. irj-i mm 7 ",' AJn "V fa' ISP) A A' WW is to clean up stock once yearly and open season with new goods. x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x THE NAME Wm. Okapim Not only means the best shoes but it stands equally for honest advertising. 2 i i x x r x x x x x m -.' rrr vat i I If p?Tn5i' k . rJv-'l '-'4 aoy. Hi -AfiJI Will. CHAPLIN 3090 pairs men's fine shoes 10GO pairs women's fine shoes 1000 pairs misses' and children's fine shoes. X X X X X X X-X-X-i X Our window display will give you an inkling of the shapes that stylish dressers will wear, but come in and caretully inspect the shoes themselves. We feel confi dent that if you are a man who wants the best money can buy we will have your trade. SHOE STORE 121 Railroad Ave. 0 5 0 0. o: o ; o. o: o: o 0. o: o ; 0. f o: Oi o: o: o; o: o Bi: KE A FULLY AT POWER PLANT A i roken pulley in the Allairpienuie Tia.-:ion ouipany's power house on .l !n s(re't last niglit at 10 o'clock, can . , a cessation of street car ser V ' ironi that hour throughout the i' ' ..aider of the night, the break not ' " repaireil until l'J o'clixk, this a. iii:iig, wnen service was resumed, i... pulley on one ot nie company s ! rating machines broke, thus! ' ing off their power completely,! mi'.: such time as a new pulley could ' ! ado and fixed in place. As this i i' , f the Traction company's plant i no way connected with the city's - ' 1 1 .c service, the latter was not af 1 i in the least, ihe c:lr service the only thing t,i Mlrr,.r from 1 lie .n-cldent. hi Hart is piiitnu in t'onmiations iir rootn and siv room houses e Coronado addition, for miss Kl--alter. i Brunswick BILLIARD & POOL Parlors The finest place in the city to spend your Idle hours. Best brands of Cigars and To bacco always on hand. M. Gussaroff Proprietor. Second street, Barnett Building. Albuquerque Novelty WorKs F? 3. HOPPING, Proprietor 321 South Second Street Just received, largo shipment of Cleveland. Rambler, Columbia, and Tribune Wcycles. Repairing of all kinds. Uefore buying Kive us a call. Subscribe for The Citizen and get the news. Albuquerque Foundry and Machine Works R. P. MALL, Proprietor Iron and Brass Castings; Ore, Coal and Lumber Csri; gbsftlsin. Pulleys, Grade Bars, Babbit Metal; Columns and lroa Fronts for Buildings. Repmlrm on Mining and Mill Machinery a Bpoclalty .Foundry east Hide of railrond t'.ack. Albuquerque. X. Jt. MELIN1 & EAKIH, Wholesale Hqno: and Ciar Dealers Exclusive Agents for' Yellowstone and O. b". C. Whiskies, Moet . Chandon White Seal Champagne, St. Louis A. B. C. Bohemian and Jos. Schlltz Milwaukee Bottled Beers, and owners asd distributors of the Alavarado Whiskey. Write for our Illustrated Catalogue sod Price List. Automatic Telephone, 19. Salesroom, 111 South First Street, Albuquerque, New Mexice. Y. L. TRIMBLE & CO. LIVERY, SALE FEED AND TRANS FER STABLES Horses and Mules bought changeu. and ti BEST TURNOUTS IN THE CITY Second street, between Railroad and Copper avenues. NOTICE. City Karhase wagons will start run nin M (Tlay morninK, April 2. Those having cans to empty or who de sire fiarbago service, will please notify the city scavenger at his office, lufi (iold avenue, or l.y Auto, 'phone "17 or Colo, 'phone -I. K. H. MITCH ELI City Scavenger. 0. W. Strong's Sons STRONG BLOCK. UNDERTAKERS Superintendents Falryiew tzi Santa Barbara Cemeteries. MONUMENTS 201-211 N. Second St.. Bott Phonts. A Ci'lzen want ad will get the busi ness. Try one. s 9 9 9 t 4