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rALBUQUEEQUE . EVENING CITIZEN.
MONDAY, rEBHCAHT IS, IMt. TAGS FOCT? THE ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN Published Dally and Weekl. Bv The Citizen Publishing Company ng depths, showing In every case a noticeable decrease n evaporation with Increase In depth Of applying the water and of cultivation. Application for thin bulletin should be made to the director of the ofllre of experi ment slatlona, Washington, D. C. W. 8. STIUCKLKIl, President W. T. McCUEIUHT, Business Manager. APPEAL TO COMMON SENSE The republican party in In overwhelming majority In the legislature. It can pass any measure which It denlrea, It can defeat any measure which It oppose Where, then, Is the wisdom of antagonizing the party In the legislature? The democrats and their revolting re publican alders and abettors made their fight before the people. They were routed horse, foot and artlller. They were overwhelmingly routed. The people spoke In thunder tones. The democrats, even with the aid of such republicans as were misled by the hypocrltlcrl cry of reform, went down to disaster almost unpar alelled. This was true In the nation and was true ll the territory. Only In Bernalillo county did the com bine get a crumb of comfort. Three -republicans were sent to the legislature from this county, on their avowed hostility to the republican party. They are there, and what can they do? They can only rattle around like three dried peas In a gourd. Kven their four democrat allies can do them no good, can enable them to accom plish no purpose. As far as the Bernalillo members are concerned, they had as well be at home attending to their private affairs. They have done no good so far, they have no prospect of doing anything In the remain der of the session. Again The Citizen would enquire Where Is the wisdom of their continuing to antagonize their party? The Good Book tells us that the wlseman foreseeth the evil and hldeth himself, the foolish pass on and are punished. No one can be other than foolish who con tinues to kick against the Inevitable. The bull calf that tried to butt the moving locomotive off the bridge, met the fate which was Inevitable. lie was tossed aside, the locomotive passed unchecked upon Its way. A spec tator said he admired the spunk of the little fellow, but he could not say much of Its discretion. The Bernalillo members of the legislature, who no doubt love the'r party and Its principles, who desire doubtless the wel fare of the territory and would like to do something for the county which sent them to Santa Fe, should cancel their unholy alliance with the democrats, should return to the party fold, and no longer give aid and comfort to the few papers In the territory all democrats In fact and all such In name, with a single exception which by Tillalnous, libelous and Inexcusable abuse of the repub Ucan party, are making the Bernalillo legislators abso lute zeros In the legislative session. LESSON OF THAW TRIAL What did they do at the trial today?" There Is no need to ask what trial. The Thaw case looms above all the others. The whole world la like a gossiping vtl lage. As In the country side men and women roll th latest scrap of scandal under their eager tongues so the world awaits every detail of this trial, eager for every new feature. The world does well to pay attention, because here upon a stage is being told the old, old tragedy of lov-j and hate and lucre and lust where all cau see and learn a lesson. . True, the story Is noxious and sometimes nauseating, but Its effect Is not unwholesome. Every so often people need to be shown the dangers that linger in dissipation and unholy passion, the dangers of giving way to luring temptations and the sure punishment that lurks In violation of moral law. At this trial is given an object lesson fit the frailty of human life, the forces that play upon It, the weak nesses that betray it to Its undoing. There sits a spoiled boy, over-Indulged, lacking in the self-control of r?sl manhood. Was he Insane when he wrote the last r?1 chapter with his pistol? Or was he wrought upon by Jealousy under brain weakness? Or was there left In his decadent soul a spark of -manhood that flamed up to avenge the wrongs of a wife? The jury must say. There sits the woman-child who was the cause cf the tragedy. A frail butterfly, a singed moth. Is she to blame, or did her mother push her too close to (he candle flame? Was there a corner In her wayward haart for the man she called husband? Was she In real danger from White? This the world wants to know. ; There is the sad-faced mother of the defendant. Does conscience torture her and tell her she pampered her! boy into weakness? Has the sin of the father, through her, been visited upon her son? Is her boy degenerate, or congenltally warped, or only mortal frail? The' Jury must decide. , There also, though unseen to mortal eye, sits the wraith of the murdered man. What Bort of man was this; poor ghost In his mortal life-time? Was he a man of kindly Instincts who wanted to help the poor and struggling genius, or was he what he has been painted a vlllaVious despoiler of Innocence? The Jury must de termlne. Somewhere In all this tangled skein is the truth which the jury which, fortunately is not made up of derelects or men of low Intelligence will unravel; and the world reads Its evening newspaper and watches, but underneath the moving pictures Is the legend which al ways remains and which he who runs may read: "Tho soul that Blnneth it Bhall die." No one can look at a map of New Mexico and not be convinced that as soon as the limit has been reache.l In the creation of necessary new counties, the demand will be imperative to rectify county lines, which now generally look as though they had been laid out by hap hazard. Santa Fe and Eddy are the best exceptions. Han Juan, Luna, Quay, -Guadalupe, do fairly well; Ber nallllo projects a finger Into Torrance, and so It goes If the new county of Torrance, as proposed, shall cut off thls finger, thus straightening the line of that county as well as the line of this county, The Citizen sees but llttk: objection thereto. But when It Is proposed to reverss the present condition, by sticking a finger from Torrance Into Bernalillo. In order to add to Torrance the Escabosa neighborhood, it seems to this paper that the act is alike needless and Improper. Newton lit publican: A great ado is being made over the gift of Rockefeller to the cause of educat! a Thirty-two millions Is a handsome sum for one man to give, but John 1). did not give away his own money. H' son John announced that at a certain date in the future the sum would be available and the cute father then proceeds to put up the price Vf gasolene and other oil products to take effect Immediately. So the great philanthropist is only giving away the surplus money obtained from consumers. Of course hu was not doing business at a loss before he raised the price, and as th raise In due time will furnish the millions given away, we can hardly see why any great credit Khould be give to John I), for his generosity. H Is our money lie I giving away. A telegram ftom Imperial, Cal., last week, conveye the Information that the last water coming through the break In the Colorado river had been shut off, after long and hard struggle by the Southern l'aciflc Hailroa company. The New and Alamo livers carrying a from the Colorado to the Sallon sea are rapidly goiii down in the valley. It Is expected that the Salton Be will now fall hteadily and will fully disappear throug evaporation In about ten years. The floods have cause little actual damage to the cultivated lands of the va ley. During the past few years experiments have bee made by the ollice of experiment stations in co-opera tlon with the state of California to measure the losses o water by evaporation from irrigated orchards In Cal fornla, and to determine the effectiveness in checkin these losses, of various methods of appling the wate and of cultivation after irrigation. The experiments In eluded applying the water at different depths, varyin from the surface to two feet, and of cultivation at vary In speaking of the effort to xclude from the mails n Cnnada. and to a small extent In this country, particu lars of the Thaw trial, an exchange says that It Is useless o legislate to prevent people from having what they want. This is an enunciation of great fact, but too often overlooked, and because so overloaded Is the reason that there Is such a vast number of dead laws on the statute books of the county. If the sentiment of a community a against any If.w, It may remain on the statute book, but It will be dead as to execution. coooxxxxyxxxoxxoX)oooooooo SECRETARY LEFFINCWELL OF FRISCO SCHOOL BOARD TALKS 00XXXOCXX000000XXXXXXCX San Franciscoa board of education, In declaring or the separate schooling of the Japanese, did noth- ng more than to put into effect a law of California. This law. It is true, was made operative for the first time in San Francisco; yet, had not the state legislature previously passed the law, there would have resulted no triangular controversy between Washington, Toklo, nd San Francisco. Thus San Francisco was not the originator of a sudden or radical policy, as those ignor ant of the local situation would have It. The people of California wanted the law, and the entire PAclfic coast upheld the attitude of the school board with Impressive unanimity. It must be . understood at the outset that San Francisco does not deny, and never has denied, the Japanese entrance to the public schools. The yellow hlldren have received as careful Instruction and as ust treatment as the children of citizens. For years the Chinese pupils have been educated in the Oriental school, formerly In Chinatown, and have preferred a seclusion In which their special needs may be better attended to. When the Oriental schol was rebuilt, after the April re, In a more central location, allowance was made for the accommodation of the Japanese pupils. An order egregatlng the Japanese with the Chinese and Korean pupils In the new oriental school was thereafter passed by the board of education. Then It was that the local Japanese newspapers took up the cry that the Mikado's subjects were being treated with Indignity; that they were evidently viewed as an Inferior race. As the Jap anese are an extremely proud, as well as excitable peo- le, the appeal of the local Japanese consul to boycott the school was taken In earnest. Highly colored ac counts traveled across the Pacific, and the Mlkado'a government was given to believe that wrongs had been nfllcted In violation of treaty rights. President Roose velt later Intervened in behalf of the disputed treaty. These facts, In short, underlie the Japanese school controversy. While It Is the purpose of this article to treat the school matter as a thing entirely apart from the grow ing movement for the restriction of Japanese Immigra tion, certain phases of the Industrial and economical situation on the western coast must be briefly alluded to. Crltlca far from the scene have misunderstood some fundamental points which, we venture to say, even the Japanese concede. A brief review of these points Is, therefore necessary to an Intelligent understanding of the school situation. In the" territory of Hawaii, the half-way station between San Francisco and the Orient, the Japanese have for the past eight years outnumbered the combin ed population of all other nationalities on these Islands. The Hawaiian Japanese have used their earnings out of the, sugar plantations to embark Into business, monopolizing all of the minor trades. They have also been able to underbid all other competitors even Chi nese In mechanical and Industrial lines. With their earnings they 111 the steerages of steamships leaving for the Pacific coast, their places being taken by fresh arrivals ftom Japan. , This endless tide of low-class cooly Immigration has caused fear on the part of white laborers on the coast that their standard of living would be lowered and their occupations ultimately tak en from them, as happened In Hawaii. For this reason, labor has stood together agalnBt admitting Japanese competition Into the Bkllled trades and the labor neces sary to maintaining these trades. However, the Jap anese already monopolize house cleaning In San Fran cisco, and have thrown many cooks, waiters jrvdj shoemakers out of work. Yet the demand for labor of all kinds Is- so great that no spirit of antagonism has developed among the whites unless In fear of the fu ture. The rights of the Japanese are as carefully guard ed as those of the whites. The Japanese walk the streets unmolested and have suffered no persecution of any kind, although unjust reports have been circu lated in some instances to the contrary. It may be said that the Japanese found no stronger sympathy In their war with Russia than in San Francisco. After the calamity of last April they received not only Red Cross supplies and clothing along with the whites, but were given the money appropriated for their relief by their own government. Nevertheless, the Jap anese are justly consldred aliens apart from America In thought: custom and sympathy. They have no wish to do else in this country than acquire wealth or the knowledge that will assist Japan In competition with other nations. So much for the exclusion movement. Its cause and object. The board of education, however, took none of these phases into consideration In the Oriental school matter. Objections of parents to their small sons and daughters sitting with adult or adolescent Japanese, It may be said, was perhaps the greatest factor In determining the change. The attitude of the board may properly he stated as follows: The fire, condensing the population into the un- burned and the entirely new districts, placed the school department In a serious predicament. Temporary build ings were erected where possible, but desk-room was barely sufftcent to accommodate white children. In as much as no foreigners are allowed to acquire property by purchase or lease or to conduct business of any description In Japan except In the foreign sec tions of the few treaty ports, it was not foreseen that Japan could with Justice or reason dictate the manner in which her subjects should receive free education at the expense of the citizens of San Francisco. Again, the cooly class Is distinctly a servile class in Japan. The coolies are almost a separate people from the representatives of the upper strata who are ever welcomed to our western colleges. They land In America with a small knowledge of the "three R's" In their own tongue, and with no knowledge of English. N'or are they by any means bright in their studies above any other similar class of immigrants. The Japanese have justly acquired the reputation of being a cleanly race. This does not prevent those who are struggling to save money, by any means, from violating the cubic air law. The Japanese, as a rule, sleep in as crowded quarters as the Chinese, although without the Chinese hublt of boarding up windows and air spaces. This herding spreads contageous disease and Infections, of which fear of quarantine prevents their notifying the health authorities. Moreover, rigid gov eminent Inspection falls to prevent the entrance of lm migrants afflicted with the dreaded eye-disease, tra choma. This latter phase has as much as anything else prejudiced white parents against the association of their children with the Japanese In the schools. The board of education has from the first made Its position clear In the matter of the Oriental school. It has not desired to antagonize the Japanese people, anu nas Hoped that they might see the advantage of separate education. Certainly, the controversy that has followed its action would seem out of proportion to the cause. If Kan Francisco has been excited at all over the question, the provocation lies in the unfounded and unjust assertion that the Japanese were denied a free eiiuiution in jier schools. Rash criticism by those away from the scene of knowledge and action has never, as history shows, been conducive to a friendly understanding in any dispute. San Francisco Is no exception to this rule. ArJTI-SALOON LEAGUE HOLDS MEET NG Annual Report of W. W. Hav ens Is Listened to With Great Interest. The largest audience In the history of the new Presbyterian church gath ered last evening for the purpose of listening to the first annual report of Rev. W. W. Havens, superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of New Mew Mexico and Arizona. Not only was the main auditorium of the church filled but the Sabbath school rooms and the gallery also. All the Protestant churches In the city united In the service and the pastors with few exception were present either on the platform or In the pews. Rev. Hugh A. Cooper, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, presided over the meeting; Rev. J. T. McNIel of the First Baptist church delivered the opening prayer; Rev. O. B. Holllday of the Highland Methodist church pronounced the benediction, while the main portion of the service, including the address, was left for Mr. Havens. The address of the superintendent was mainly Interesting from the facts which he recited In relation to the progress made by the national or ganization In other portions of the country. He said that "In 1905 one fifth of the Unjted States was dry and in 1906 the proportion had Increased to one-third." The attention of the audience was called to the fact that the greatest gains which the tem perance sentiment has made. Is In those portions of the country, where the liquor manufacturing Interests are the greatest. The report showed that In such states as Kentucky, Ten nessee and Ohio no license Is gaining with wonderful rapidity, 101 counties out of 119 having voted no licenses. This he said was wonderful In view of the fact that the state has 293 dis tilleries. In speaking 'of the work in the territories Mr. Havens said that "the league had been started but thir teen months ago and that so far the time had been taken up with perfect ing the organization through the ad dition of local bodies In the principal towns.." He pointed with pride, how ever, to the advance made in Arizona through tho antl-gambllng legislation and to the growth of the anti-saloon sentiment In the Pecos district and through the northern portion of New Mexico. At the close of the service a sub scription and collection was taken up for league purposes. Special music was furnished by the choir of the First Presbyterian church and the service was tt most Interesting one throughout. CONVICT AT LARGE DE FIES MOUNTED POLICE Gabriel Romero Announces His Intention to Die Fighting. "Go back and be imprisoned, but tell the mounted police that I will never return to the penitentiary. I am armed and ready for them. They may kill me, but they will never take me alive." Such was the word which Juan Gomez, alias Gonzales, the Guadalupe county horse thief and cattle rustler, who, together with Gabriel Romero, also a horse thief, escaped some three weeks ago from the territorial penitentiary, dellverey to Captain Fred Fornoff, of the mounted police, on Saturday. After the escape tne two criminals made their way Into the mountains of Guadalupe county, whence they were pursued by the mounted police with bloodhounds. The chase was a moBt exciting one and on Beveral occasions the run aways narrowly escaped capture. Finally Gomez, wearied by the priva tions which he underwent and ap parently realizing the hopelessness of escape, announced his Intention or giving himself up, which he did by walking into the Santa Fe Central railway station at Torrance on Fri day and announcing his Identity to the agent. Before leaving his com panion he received the above mes sage from him, which he delivered to Capt. Fred Fornoff on Saturday Gomez Is now In solitary confinement at Santa Fe and the opportunity to escape will not again be offered him He told Captain Fornoff that while he was with Romero In the mountains they had robbed a cabin and that in that way had secured a plentiful armament, which was still In the pos session of Romero. He believes that the convict still at large will fight desperately before surrender. The Charm of Simplicity. SB. '17 .1 lT'l..'r,J,t'.f T' . V. " . . Br - J' la getting to be more and more ap preciated by those who pride them selves on the beauty and comfort of their homes. Therefore, In furnish ing your parlor do not be misled by any display of over embellished fur niture, but select the styles which show that simplicity of elegance which marks the truly artistic. Ruggs, Ranges,Furniture. F. H. STRONG Strong Block 11 Corner Second and Copper Linoleum - The Advice of Wisdom prompts purchases of rugs and car pets here. It's easy to tell you that, perhaps harder to prove. Our only object In Inserting this ad. Is to get you to call here and put us to any reasonable test as to rug value any floor covering you to be the judge as to designs and figures selling fig ures, we mean. Axminster, Velvet, Smyrna or Body Brussels. g WILLIAM MclNTOSH. President ft t i . SOLOMON LUNA, Vlcc-Prcildeat For tho Boot Lino of T. C. NEAD, Treasurer sua Maaafer in Albuquerque See Ours I MclNTOSH HARDWARE CO. The Martha society of the Luth eran church will serve a lunch at the home of Mrs. H. Westerfleld, 415 Fourth Btreet, Wednesday afternoon. NOTICK OF SAI.K. Territory ot Mew Mexico, County of Bernalillo. In the District Court. George I Brooks, plaintiff, vs. A. J. Hamilton, defendant. No. 7139. Notice is hereby given by the un derslgned sheriff of Bernalillo coun ty, that I will on Tuesday, the 26th day of February, A. D. 1907, at the hour of 10 o'clock In the forenoon of said day, at the front dor of the court house, of the county of Berna lillo, offer for sale and sell to the highest and best tddder for cash, the following described property, belong ing to the said defendant A. J. Ham llton. to-wit: One dresser, one wash Btand, one cot and one Ice box; the said property having been levied upon by me. under and by virtue of an exe cution Issued In the above entitled cause, unon a Judgment rendered therein, on the 26th day of January, A. 1). 1907, against the said A. J. Hamilton, for the sum of $334.95, which with interest to the date of the sale, will amount to $340 and costs. PERFECTO ARMIJO, Sheriff of Bernalillo County, N. M. Willis Maxwell Goodhue's Superb Dramatization of Marie Corelli's Marvelous Romance Thelma With Carolyne McLean Thelma has been read by more people than any novel since "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and Ranks as the masterpiece of English fiction. 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