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AUHIQUETtQrtK CITIZEN. tiivhsi.v, rr.i!Hf.HY ts. moo. The Albuquerque Citizen society leaders lining up PUBLISHED DAILY AND WEEKLY ON SUFFRAGE BATTLE-GROUND By the Citizen Publishing Company o( Albuquerque, New Mexico. j W. S. STR1CKLOR PRESIDENT WILLIAM. F. BROGAN MANAGING EDITOR j SOVSCKIPTION IIATKS. One year by nmll In lulvnnoe 5'?n Ono month by nmll....' One month by earner within city limits. ., eo Entered as nreoni1-elns nintter nt the rowtafflce of Albuquerque, N. M., ander Art of OongMtw of Maw 8, 1878. Tbe only Illustrated dally new.aper In New Mexlew and the bout ad vertising medium of the Soutlnvert. The leading ltvHilHeaii daily and weekly newspaper of the Soi The advocate of llrpublican principles and the "Square Deal." iwest. THE ALIU QI KUQl K CTTIZFN HAS: The finest equipped ib dcmrtniit In New Mexico. Jhe latest report" by Aclatl lToss and Auxiliary News Serrlce. "TTE GI7T THE NEWS FIRST." STATEHOOD FOR NEW MEXICO" ,W fayor the Immediate admission of the territories of New Mexico and Arlaona as separate states In the Union. Republican National Platform. I 3cr tfie WorCd's Benefit President Roosevelt's special messnue to Congress yesterday In wlik'h he BUbmt'.ed the n p rt of the most distinguished engineers this country pos sesses, and who Inspected the work on the Tanama canal In company with the next president, shows a Kiatifyins condition of affairs In regard to the cannl. The engineers approve the plans for the canal, express themselves surprised at the great progress made under the conditions the workers have to contend with, and predict that the canal will be finished by the time set. The cost will be enormous, true, but the benefit to this country makes the cost appear insignificant, while the benefit to the whole world can hardly be es timated. Roosevelt and the engineers definitely settled the discussion as to w heth er a lock canal or a sea level canal should be built. The lock canal is proven to be the one desired, while the cost Is considerably less than would be the cost of a sea level canal. The people of the United States are now In pos session of the facts; they know the Immense amount of work that has to be done; the cost as near as It can be figured; the problems to be contended with, and the results that can be expected. The American people are going ahead and finish the canal as they started out to do, accomplishing one of the greatest engineering feats of all time and setting an example to the world in that much prised possessioa of the American people accomplishment. The decision of the engineers who recently visited the isthmus with President-elect Taft in favor of a lock and dam canal makes Gatun the cen ter of all Interests until the project to Join the two oceans Is finally and suc cessfully accomplished. Gatun dam, when completed, will be a veritable mountain of masonry and concrete, a half mile along the slope, from base to crest and two miles long around the ridge of the hill, liullt for all time, its purpose is to hold in cneck a great lake with a surface of 120 square miles, and a depth varying to 100 feet. It holds this big lake prisoner S5 feet above the sea level. The dam Is to be located eight miles from the Atlantic seaboard. The canal, winding along at Bea level till it reaches the base of this hill, climbs It in three stairs of double locks and launches Into a miniature sea. The building of the dam, to cost $15,000,000, the biggest part of the whole canal proposition, will be as well one of the greatest engineering feats In the world, rivaling the famous Assouan dam across the Nile. I The dam must hold In check all the boisterous streams and rivers of mountainous Panama, Including the treacherous and riotous Chagres. To . ' build It the village pf Gatun has already been bodily removed, and stuck up . on the flVll nearby. It creates a lake out of low-lying and useless swamp land up the valley. j Only the Assouan dam In Egypt pretends to the proportions and import-, ance of the projected Gatun dam. The Egyptian dam Is a mile and a quar ter across, is 130 feet high and has four locks. 32 feet by 260. It holds the great Nile In check or lets It go to water the thirsty lands. But the Gatun dam must give a channel for the navies of the world to pass through. It will be two miles across, 135 feet high if present plans con tinue, and to hold In check the mighty mountain waters which will charge tempestuously again.st It, it must be reinforced with a long, solid hill of mason and concrete work, sloping back nearly a half mile from the water face. Its three sets of locks will each be 100 feet by 1,000. Tin: i.imxp i m i i u..k mhial war. MRS. CLARENCE MACK AY. .MRS. WM. K. VAN DKR1II LT lit MRS. PHILIP LYDKl, SAID To HE THE MOST HEAl.TIKI L sl'i'Tv JET IN AMERICA. MRS. JOHN JACOR AXTOR MRS. KTI'YVESANT FISH. f)o flftey Want a Vote? The woman suffragists of California mustered 39 votes for a woman suf frage constitutional amendment, when a vote was taken In the assembly at fiaeramento, and there were only 37 votes aaginst It. The women thus had a straight majority, but under, the rules a two-thirds' majority was required, and therefore, they lost. The proposed amendment will not be submitted, and the voters of the state will not be asked or allowed to vote upon it. Hut siill the most important question of all in this connection remains unanswered. The question Is, I the women themselves really want to vote? Would the majority of them so decide if u tent ballot is taken? In this connection It is to be remembered that there is an organisation of women back east whose earnest business it is to oppose women suffrage. Every Important newspaper in the country receives frequent publications from this organization, and these publications are as warmly antagonistic to equal suffrage as are any of the publications on the other side. What are the facts? Do the majority of thinking wives and mothers want the right to go to the polls and to vote? That is the first question tha.t should be answered, and answered fairly. This question can only be fully answered by an actual test ballot, a test ballot cast at regular polling places polling places located in tents, lire en gine houses, barns and vacant store rooms, or private house cellars, to which men go to vote. The mere circulation of petitions, to be signed by women at' their homes, after a chat and perhaps a cup of tea, would not fully an swer the question. To have a real test vote taken does not seem to he an Impossibility. It is quite probable that the legislature of California, judging by that favorable vote In the assembly, would order an election to be held, exclusively by wom en. In order that the question might be answered. Such an election would be Justified. It would be worth all it would cost. fjfie Case cf a 15irC Wonder if "the unwritten law" and "dementia Armiicana" will saethe neck of Verna Ware! She's a girl down In Gatesville. Texas, who hail one John Haines pat on trial for a most heinous offense against her. The wl Is of Texas Justice ground slowly and Verna walked into the court room, shut Haines dead and luid out three of his witnesses. Of course, there's a differ, nee hntwen her case and that of a Thaw or a Hains. Heing a woman, with no wealth or high society standing, it Is probably going to bt: hard to show that somebody's precious "honor" was tainted to su.-h an extent as to justify a general shooting up of the offenders. Then, too, she acted on the spur of the moment. She didn't consume months at working up dementia in herself, with the aid of high-balls mor phine and other "inspiration" Justilh d by gn at legal minds dow n east'. Indeed, things look black for Verna. The "unwritten law" works best in casi s of men of note in the high-toned tenderloin and it takes a whole lot of in conscientiously m is. ven d in to iiiak, a case of "dementia Ameri cana" stick. it is said that the greatest road hu bb is m the wurll are the red ants of Sooth America. They line the Moors and walls of their dwellings with clay, packed perfectly smooth ISerna Ml !o county might import a few ants t,, advantage. A Canadian law n-qicrcs that seventy cubic f.-.-t of air be supplied very minute to each worker in a mine i' cui t , ,.- Mexico and take al! ou want hot or otherwise. Two Wisconsin men have invented a device to he attached to a lull and which registers the number of . ggs sic lnc Ail mat we need now is a de vice to make the h. n lay. Mojo than 1 -,.'0,11,111111 worth of go, has been taken from the Klondike -Ince golj was i .. ,. ered there a decade ago. jow much did you get? An ile. ti:cal 111.11 hine that counts 1.000 coins a minute and packs them in a, ks, has be. ri invented, liting in )uur coins. New York, Feb. 17. Woman's suf frage Is the style In New York. It may be ranked with the clinging gown, big hats large plumes and grand opera for popularity. Miss Ethel Arnold, sister of Mrs. Humphry Ward and granddaughter of Dr. Arnold of Rugby fame, brought about the myracle of making woman's suffrage the proper social thing in the 400. Her conversion of Mrs. Clarence Rackay brought about the avalanche of popularity. Mrs. Mackay organ ized the Equal Franchise society. There was a tremendous ruh to Join It, though not all the great social leaders went Into it. Many of them were afraid that Mrs. Mackay, who is striving for the social leadership of New Y'ork, was merely testing her strength by the new movement. Some trreat business men joined because of the affiliations it afforded. Ideas differ amung the women, as to equal suffrage. There's Ann Mor gan, for Instance, daughter of J. Pierpont Morgan, who thinks worn- n ought to take a hand in cleaning streets and looking after the public health In cities. State and national nffairn, she thinks, ought not to bot.i er women. Mrs. Oliver P. Belmont looks at It from the standpoint of taxes. She owns much land. She was Mrs. Wm. Vanderbilt, mother of Consuelu, duchess of Marlborough, und of Wm. K. Vanderbilt, jr. When Mr. Relmont died she discovered that men had more to say ubout her affairs strange mPn at that than site did herself. Mrs Belmont works like a revival ist for equal suffrage. There not a few society women who realize that equal suffrage is a very emart thing, and are making it awfully exclusive. They Include Mrs. Burke Cochran. Mrs. Robt. (Joelet, Brs. Philip Lydig. said to be the mo.it beautiful suffragist in America; Miss Dorothy Payne Whitney, Mrs How ard Mansfield, Mrs. Forbes Morgan, Mrs. Henry Miller, Mrs. John Winter Brannan, Mrs. Francis Cabot who, by the way, has drawn her husband into it head over heels and Mrs. Shotwell whose husband, the emi nent professor, has also enlisted. The Equal Franchise society is pre paring to send a strong delegation to Congress. Society women all over the country are taking up the move ment, If any criterion can be made of the letters from many cities which come to the offices of the league. Noticeably absent from the list of suffragettes are the names of the so ciety women of the old school. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, for instance, will have no truck with the new movement and has openly declared against It. Mrs. John Jacob Astor sides with Mrs. Fish. But Hociety women say Mrs. Fish is jealous of Mrs. Mackay, and merely desires to head an opposition to her. But In spite of the bickerings and differences and the ulterior motiv-s involved, the movement Is undoubt edly growing rapidly in America. DAILY SHORT STORIES THE KAta.K'S TALONS. Ity .Marlon Gordon. Miss Cathy Know lea sat in the Eagle pharmacy waiting for her sub urban car. It was very late. The last gay couple had departed and the soda fountain clerk was evidently de laying on her account the closing of the store. It was cold and stormy outside. Anxiously scanning the clock on the wall, she told the boy she had only ten minutes more to wait for the II o'clock interurhan car, an l would willingly wait outside. Apologizing for his haste, the boy look her at her word, locked the safe, lowered tlie lights, and called out. "All ready!" Miss Knowles quickly stepped out, but as the bleak wind struck her face, huddled close to the corner of the doorway. The heavy door creaked on Its hinges and re lused at first to (lose, but the boy pulled it shut with a muffled bang, turned the key and, with a "Good night. Miss," hurried off up the st rect. Cowering close In the shelter. Miss Knowles watched eagerly for the big red ear, now almost due. She was just a little afraid. It was horrid, any way, living out of town and try ing to keep up with her musical en gagements in the city. This rehearsal bad been particularly late, but now that she had taken up work with the Jubilee chorus, she might often be late. It would be so much nicer to live in the city. Perhaps it would have been better if she had accepted Jack Ambler. She hadn't seen him for so long she had almost forgotten him, but she had heard he was pros perous. He was ambitious, and men do make money in the drug business. She ran over In her mind some big Jirms and wondered if Jack were with any of them. But then she wouldn't be singing, probably, if she had married, and there would be no need of Jack's protection on lonely corners. Just then the headlight of the car si nt its searchlight glare down the iiVenue. and Cathy sprang out to reach die crossing. But she fell flat upon her hands and knees upon the dirty sidewalk. Something wus holding her gown. She heard it tear as she tried to free herself. The big car moved on and she was left alone In the dark and storm. She struggled to her feet and stepped back onto the narrow fione 01 mo door sin. fter skirt was held rast by the door, and the big hinges wire chewing it to tatters. Her n. w broadcloth suit! Her neat veil, too, would soon be ruined by the scalding tears which coursed down her half-frozen cheeks. She shook the door latch furiously. She knocked on tho glass. She shout ed. Hello! Hello! But no response came from the deserted Interior. Above were only deserted olllces. She shook the door again and shouted louder than before. This time she was rewarded by the sight of the substantial form of a patrol man. "What's th.. matter. Miss? The store's 1 losi d." was his sympathetic remark. "I know it is. but I'm shut In!" must have seemenl to him about as lucid. But as soon as the true situation was made known he got busy. He rattled the door, examined the hinges and pulled at the cloth. "I could cut it. ma'am, hut that would be too bad!" Caricatures on the prevailing fashions urns,, before them and they both laughed. "No dlreetoire skirt for me!" said Miss Knowles. "Well, Just be patient, miss. I'll P'i over to our station near here and mi if 1 can find out where any of ECONOMY IN LUMBER It makes no differ .nee to us whether your bill of ma terial be for a cV .cken coop or the largest builJing in the country, we are prepared to furnish th- same at lowest prices. Our 'umber is well seasoned, which makts it worth 15 per cent more to the building than the lumber you have been buying. Tr us. SUPERIOR LUMBER & MILL CO. FIPST STREET, South of Viaduct, ALBUQUERQUE, N. M, these clerks live," looking up at the sign, "Eagle Pharmacy." Another police officer came "to keep her company and cheer her up while "Morgan" was engaged In lo cating n eh rk or the proprietor. In a half hour Morgan runic hack 'xcltcd and quite hoarse from his tus sle at the telephone. "Couldn't find n single clerk." he announced. "But I got the manager of this line of stores. He'll be here In a short time. In a few moments a brisk, buslnss- like young man stepped from a car and hurried over to them. He car 1 ,ed n big bunch of ki ys. and after a few trials found the right one and unlocked the door. Morgan volubly explained the affair to the manager, who expressed great regret that one of his 1 mployes should have been so careless. Miss Knowles lnhl her music roll In front of her fae until she was re leaser!, hut then frankly held out her hand. "Mr. Ambler, it whs my care lessness that placed me In such an embarrassing situation. I 11m ex tremely grateful t you for releasing me." "Cathy Knowles! Why this Is great! I'm glad " Just then a shaft of light from a suburban car again tunneled the dark ness, and Miss Knowles, cautiously looking behind and grasping her skirt in one hand, exclaimed: "There's my car. I must get it!" Gently taking her arm and guid ing her over the mud puddles, Mr. Ambler said: "I'll go with you If you'll let me." Catching a "good night" waif ted to them lis the car moved on. the two pi.trolmen looker) at one another and nodded approval of the outcome of the adventure. iroTKL ARRIVALS. Alvarodo. L. o'Rear, Kansas City; L. Hel Trinidad; 11. R. Brown and Pittsburg; B. F. elettenberg and Chicago: R. R. I'rgubart. Den W. P. Oarside. El Paso: V. Franklin. Denver; M. ll-vy. Denver: J. S. Jones. Arcadl.i. Fla.; Jno. Beck er. Jr., Beb n; H. Kinney. Topeka. W. frich wife. wife, ver; SI urge. Claud Byner. 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NOTICE is hereby given that all applications for permit to graze cat tle, horses, sheep and goats within the MANZANO NATIONAL FOREST during the season of 1909, must be filed in my office at Albuquerque, New Mexico, on or before February 20, 1909. Full information in regard to the grazing fees to be charged and blank forms to be used in making ap plications will be furnished upon re quest. A. D. READ. .Supervisor. A lazy liver leads to chronic dys pepsia and constipation weakens the whole system. Doan's Regulets (25 cents per box) correct the liver, tone the stomach, cure constipation. o PIKECT FROM THE MINE TO VOUll P.IN GALLUP FXJG, $4.25; ALL COAL. ll.VILV OO. PHONE 91. HaDg This in Your. Memory Loose leaf Devices Rubber Stamps All kinds of Spec ial Account Rooks. m vni: HY H. S. LITHGOW Bookbinder, Rubber Stamp Maker Phone 924. 312 W. 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