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AiYRtTQUEHQlTF, CITTZKN. TTRKDAY, APRIL . IS09. AMUSEMENTS Crystal The PRIZE to be drawn for Tomorrow Afternoon will consist of SI 0.00 worth of Merchandise at any store in town. Watch This Space for Next Week's Prize MR. W. B. KERN, Tenor, Illustrated Sons . MR. J. ROACH, Baritone Music by Crystal Orchestra Matinee Every Day at 2:45; All Seats 10c Evenings 7:15, 8:15, 9:15 xrxxxrccrrccxxxxjcxxxxxxn COLOMBO THEATRE W. B. Moore. Mgr. lionised by the Motion Pic ture Patent Co. ADMISSION IOC One new reel of picture rmch EXCLUSIVE MOVING PICTURES TWO SHOWS, ft:15 AND t:lS. Matinee Saturday and Sunday at S p. m. ' rLLUSTTRATED SONGS. J. J. Carmody, Baritone Singer. 10S8 JKYNTH CRAIG, Mnsloal Directress. Pure Ice Cream f For the season of 1909 our delicious cream is more pop ular than ever. All orders, large or small, in or out ot the city, promptly cared for, and delivery In good condition, guaranteed. ! The Matthew Dairv & I I Supply Company J 1700 No. Fourth st. Phone 430 A Square Deal I My Motto I will give you the square deal in fixing your watch. It pays to treat you honestly and I will do what pays me. J. A. GARCIA J ! WEST UULU AVE. YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD with E. MAHARAN SI 6 Vet Central. IIcadyto-Wear Garments for Men and Women. A SALE OF GROCERIES like that going on here is not often announced. It is easy enough to offer cheap groceries at cheap prices. But we offer first class groceries at LOW QUALITY PRICES. So unusual are the values that it will be wise for you to lay in a stock while the opportun ity lasts. As a careful housekeeper you owe It to yoursrlf to Judge th character jf this offer for yourself. CHAMPION GROCERY CO. Phone 51. Seventh and TIJeras Theatre Elks Theatre MONDAY, APRIL 12 Return of tho "laintlly Differ ent" Plxloy & Luders' Mu sical Masterpiece I Bur go- master With an Exceptionally clever 1'iterle of Comic Opera Favorites Including HARRY HfJKMSBN !- Kendal Pheniie Ljockliart Fred Haile' Marie Grand pre Jok. F. Rooney Etta LiOckhart Robt. W. Albright Marian Mnek !. MoKissock Charlotte Duncan And that Rig. Splc. Span. Saucy Bewitching Chorus of KANGAROO GIRL.S More real musical, ema More intrinsic merit More genuine hearty laught-r. Than all other musical shows combined. Prices '..75c. U and $1.50 Seat Sale Saturday at Mateons. nooooooJooocKXXXxxxxxxxxxr NEW ORDER OF THINGS In addition to out regular m.-alH, -we serve Short Orders. NimmIIiv, Chop Suey in all styles and other Mandarin Dishes. Give us a trial. I SAN JOSE RESTAURANT Open day and night, 211 West Central. UOCXXXXJOO(XXDCXXXXXXXXXXX Panhandle Stockmen's f Association X R OS WELL, N. M. April 6-8, 1909 i (Tickets will be sold to Ros well, account the above meet- ing at rate of s $18.25 Tickets on sale April 3, 4. t, and 6, 1909. Return limit April 11. No stpoverg allowed In either direction. t T. E, Purdy, Agent Tbe rapid Increase tot oar baelueei la due to good work and fan treat ment of our patror Uubba Laundry. WATER COMPANY SAYS CREDIT WAS HURT BY THEjlTY Accuses City Olficlals of Un due Activity In Writ ing to Bondholders. 'I I i;it .Mayor L( stt-r and City Attor ney Collinu have nut only exceeded their authority but that they havo I done irreparable damage to the H- li.incinl standing of the Water Supply company. Is the juhKtancc of A ( barge made to tne city council at Its regular meeting last night hy At torney A. H. McMillen. secretary and attorney for the water conipuny. His charge l contained In a communica tion which was read in the ctiun'di meeting and which brought on a h i.gthy debate, in which the mayo; and city attorney nought to defcid their position w hile accusing the w i ti r company of not living up to tho provisions of itii franchise by Ignor ing requests for water main exten sions. Tne communication came in a ;l -prise to the city officials and nnni Iji rs of the council. In it, Attorney McMillen stated that the two city of ln lals have written letters to bond holders of the water company, elat ing to them that the eit contem plated action against the company, and that tnese letters were evidently written fur the purpose uf Injuring the company's credit. Following s th" communication: Tin- i'oiniiiuiili ai Ion. Albuquerque, April 5tli. 1 ::!. To the City Council of the City of Al buquerque, X. M. Gentlemen: on the 31st tilt, the Water Supply ccmpany received advice from the Illinois TruM and Savings bank of Chicago, III., trustees under ii mort gage made by us securing an issue of bonds, and Interested jn our credits. Informing us that they had on that day received notice from the city at torney of AlhUqlprqUe (if proceeding contemplated by the city, on account of our failure to mnke extensions of mains ordered by the conn il. on in quiry we were advised by the mayor that this action was taken at his di rections, on further inquiry we were advised by the city attorney that the e mmunlcatinn was made at the di rection of the mayor, but that the conclusion was their joint conclusion. Attached hereto is a copy of the let ter referred to; and It will ,e noted that it bears date of March ifith. 1909. We are this day In reci ipt of advice from the American Joan -ami Trust company of Huston. Mas-., trustees under a mortgage made by us, und interested In our credits, Informing us of their receipt of a like letter from the city attorney. Attuehed heietJ H a copy of the letter referred to and It wlll.be noted that it bears date f March 26th, 1909. Xo such communication wits ad dressed to the water company, nor was any such advice made verbally to the water company, and our lirst in timation or knowledge of such action or that the mayor or city attorney contemplated a legal proceeding, was the letter of advice from the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank. No controversy over extension . i mains, or over any other matter, ex ist.) 'between the water company and council, and every extension ordered by 'he city council except the South Walter street extension was lirst pre sented to the water company, and the parties Interested were advised by the company that it would make the ex tension and to apply to the uity coun cil for proper order for fire hydrants and location of same; and the com paiy Is ready and has all along been readv to proceed with the construc tion of the extensions ordered as soon as lire hydrant locations ate made an 1 pn per order Is passed by tile ci u n il designating such locations, ex ec;): the South Walter street exten sion, wh'ch it desires to tiike up with tho unter committee. Xo Inn of reasoning can be adopt ed that will justify or excuse tills ac tion of the mayor and city attorney, and we are unable to believe othe--wlse t; an that it was prompted l v other motives than the proper . charg' et tin. duties of their respec tive n'Cii-es and the Interests of the city of Albuquerque. It appcar.s i.i :i to be a deliberate effort to use their office to Injure the credit of the er cumpuny. Suppose the council had ordered a merchant of the town to do a certain thing and the mayor and city attorney should seek out the merchant'w creditors, as they have done In tiie case of the water com pany, and address euch of the credit ors a communication advising that tile city contemplated legal proce, d ings against the merchant, of a na ture that would termlnnate his light to do .nisiness; there is not a mer cantile establishment 111 the city that would stand tile tide, und within 30 days tbe merchant's doors would be closed; and It would not lessen tne injustice done the merchant should these officials have studiously kept in formation of their Intention from him while passing his door dally and frequently In contact und conversa tion with him. We direct your attention to a signi ficant paragraph of the letter to the American Loan and Trust company: "It therefore appears necessary that we proceed against them eitoer by mandamus or in an action to an nul their contract (franchise) and tis they have shown u disposition to an noy the city authorities, the latter course ivlll probably be resorted to to secure an adjustment of these diffi culties." A tennis court is located on West Central avenue, adjoining and west of the residence nf Mr. I Kempenich on March S5th last. It was report ed that tills tennis court was supplied wlt.i city water. On inquiry of Mr. Kempenich we learned that ho was importuned by parties interested In the tennis court to permit n connec tion with his private ,rvice, but that he declined to dn so until he was pre vailed en by the mayor to pi rmlt the connection. At the request of the water company, Mr. Kempenich caus ed the service to be cut luto In t.je Hftrno..n of Mar-h jr.trt. On the fol lowing day. vis.. iiHth. the mayor took the matter up with an officer of the water company and protested ag.'ti'ist the connecti m being cut and aked that it be put back, but this was declined and he was advised that the tennis court must connect with tin water main In front of tiie prem ises. In the regular way, which it did do. It was also sugg'sted that the t mi i s ciub was for pleasure and t!.i i fore a si nii-charitablc society, a ni should not be put to the expense id' making the trc t eonnectlon and should oe givt n concessions in the water chat-gen. The water company t k the view that toe club was one lor pl .(sure only, and In so far as It was cone rued, the members of the tennis club could pa;, for their pleas ure. This is the sole and only Instance of any disagreement of any nature with any member of the city govern ment, from the mayor to the street sweepers, and no disposition has been shown at any time t i annoy the city authorities, and It is an Injustice on the part of the mayor and city nttor ni y to characterise thlsi Incident as a disposition on the part of the water company to annoy the city authori ties. It is more than passing strange that on this very day. viz. March Jth, the mayor should direct the city attorney to address the com munications to the Illinois Tru.it and Savings Hank and to the American Loan and Trust company. The fajt-s do not permit tho conclusion that h id not this Incident occurred, these lct ti rs to our injury would have been written Just the same; but they may permit the conclusion that had not the incident occurred, the subject would at least have blen taken up with us, or a similar communication made to us. The C lause quoted can not but indicate that the letters In question were the outgrowth of per sonal feeling and not because of any duty owed to the city. Hut whatever may have been the motive, the letters in question could serve no useful purpose to the city, and could have no other result than to injure the company financially; the evident purpose tiling to stir up litigation b tween the company and Its bondholders, and to cripple its credit. We feil certain that the aldermen were in no way responsible for this action purporting to be authorized oy thi m, and ask that the s-ame be dis a pproved. Attached to the communication were conies of the letters sent lo bondholders. Olllclals Deny Charge. The charge brought vehement de nials from both officials. They de clared that they wrote letters to the bund holders of the water company, but it was done with another motive. Thv mayor suld that the company had refused time und again to pay any attention to the requests of the council. He said Ihere has hardly been a meeting Jn the past year that the council has nut been confronted with a petition for an extension of tbe water mains. Pie pointed out several txtesions that had been asked in which the requests uf the council hud ben Ignored. He said that, becoming tired uf the disposition of the company to violate the terms of its franchise and having in mind the interests of the parties holding the water company bonds, be wrote the latter regarding the conditions for the purpose of giving them an opportunity to protect their interests. It hud become apparent to him that legal action would be. neces sary to compel tiie water company to comply with the wishes of the coun cil, possibly even to the extent of 'schilling the franchise, and that be fore taking such action he believed tne parties most vitally Interested should be warned of the impending action. This, the mayor said,, was his motive In writing to the bond holders. City Attorney Collins made a sim ilar stati nu nt. He said that the com munication of the water company und the charges being made were noth ing more than a subterfuge behind which the company wished to shield itself from public opinion. He said that the city clerk had written to the water company regarding needed ex tensions, but ha I received no an swer. oiiiiiiiltcc tu Investigate. The argument between the two iil. o.iiciais and Attorney McMillen loiit.nu.-,! until 11 o'clock and the lounell then decided to name a com mittee to examine Uu, records and ascertain what eiuinunications pass id between tin- city anil tile water company officers. Aldermen Conroy, Heaven and Ague, chairmen respect ively of the water, street and light committees were named. Hi I live Official- Erred. The action of th. mayor and city attorney in writing to the bonilhol.l-er.-' uf the water company has arous ed ciitlr'.mi. While it h recognized luat the water company has not al wj.ys provided water mains when re liost.tl. it probably will not be con sid. r.-d by many that the city ol'tlciuis took Hi, right cmrse when they no titied bondholders of the company that tin- city contemplated action ac tion against the company. Such pro cedure undoubtedly would Injure th timincial standing uf the company and instead of securing the exten sions to the Htcm which have been asked, would rea.-i in case the com pony trie, to obtain further funds with which to xt, nil the system. The action of tiie city oftlcials involved probably does not meet gi ncral ap proval. Most disfiguring skin eruptions, siiofula, plmph. rashes, etc.. ar" due to impure blood. Hurdoek Blood liitt M is a cleansing blood tonlr. Makes you clear-eyed, clear-brained, t ii ar-skinm d. Wliut vie mivc you on a buggry will go a long uuy towards a new harness. Albuquerque Can-luge Co., First Mini Tijerus. A BOUT TOWN Mr. and Mn. otto J. Kraemcr, frrmerly of 714 East Iron avenue, have moved to 3'Ki Xolth ICdith st rc t. T. E. Winn, w ho for the past week has been confined to the St. Joseph's hospital suffering with n sprained back. Is again able to be about. I'rof. F. A. Jones, the mining ex pert, expects to leave this evening on a business trip to Magdalena. to be absent from the city for a week. j. I., Mean, representing " Marshall Field and company of Chicago, ar lived in the city yesterday and will remain here several days, calling on his trade. Tho trial of John Joshua Rodgers, the train porter charged with steal ing from a woman on the train, still occupied the attention of Judge Ab bott today. The regular monthly business meet ing of tha Ladies of the Xaitherm church will be held Wednesday after noon Bt 2 p. m. at the church. Friends are cordially invited. Clare Roberts, a former resident of Albuquerque, who for the past three years has rcolded in Missouri, arrived In tiie city last night and will remain some time visiting old acquaint ances. Deputy Marshal Benson J. Xewell ri turned to the city this morning ft oni Iais Angebs and San Francisco, where lie accompanied several China men who wire recently deported from thi.-- country. There will be a meeting of the Sombrero Hiding club at the home of Mis iva C. -Butler, 203 North Fourteenth street tomorrow evening and all those desiring to Join are re quested to oe present. An evangelistic service will be held at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday evening preparatory to the Euster service. Prof. B. C. Mont gomery and wife, noted evangelistic singers, will be present to assist with the music. The public Is cordially invited. ' Mrs. D. K. B. Sellers and daughter, Constance, arrived on the limited this noon from the east. Miss Constance lias been abrtent several months, hav ing been attending a private school in Ohio. Mrs. Sellers left a few weeks ago to accompany her daughter home. The people of Albuquerque have ar opportunity of viewing the Inau guration of President Taft without getting their feet wet as those who ent to Washington did. An excellent film showing the parade and all the fiatures of the Inauguration is being shown at the Colombo theatre. Mrs. Inez Garcia, wife ot' Dan'el Garcia, an employe of the Springer Transfer company, died at her home 1510 South Third street, at 1:30 this morning. Mrs. Garcia was 30 years of age. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the sacred Heart church. In terment being made at San Jose cem etery. Mrs. Grace Halliday, wife of J.. G. Halliday who was found dead on train Xo. 10 lust Sunday morning, was beard from today. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of Mexico, of which Mr. Halliday was a member, were also heard from, they ordering the body to be shipped to Mrs. Hal llday who resides In Los Angeles. Cal. Xo expenses were wired by the lodge so that the shipping will be delayed until final shipping instructions are received from Mrs. Halliday. Manager Greenbaum of the Albu querque Racing association an nounced this morning that a matinee will bo given next Friday afternoon, the weather permitting. He said that the horsemen had requested it and he believed that the racing associa tion can pay expenses If the weath er is pleasant. He said it Is evident that a large number of people liked the sport anil would patronize it. The card will be composed of a har ness race and three running events, and possibly some special features can be arranged. At his request, the body of Dr. Richard I.. Sharp, the veterinary sur scon who elide. 1 his life yesterday morning by sending a bullet from a Id-caliber revolver through his brain, will be given an Owi'a burial. All members of the Order of Owls are requested to meet at the Elki hall at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Funeral services will be held In the chapel of the Strong undertaking parlors at 2:30 o'clock and will be eonduitcil by Attorney G. Volney Howard.' Interment will bo made at Fairvlew cemetery. The following members of the Order of Owls of which Dr. Sharp was a prominent member, will officiate as pall bearers: T. Y. Maynard, Charles A. Staehlin. Dr. H. B. Kaufmann, Dr. O. G. liebber. I. H. Ford and Judge W. W. McCUllan. CIVIL SERVICE LEAGUE (Continued from tuge one.) the people, and In some parts of the country actually prevents It. The federal office holders number over ?o0.ono. of which number one-third are still outside the civil service rules. These higher officers, wielding wide political Influence through their offi cial positions and subject to possible dictation from Washington will, as long as they are permitted to take an active part In politics, constitute a menace to free institutions. As the most effective and immedi ate remedies for existing conditions. the committee urges: 1. The extension by the president of the classified, competitive service to the utmost limit that the law al lows. 2. Legislation by Congress permit- Yur Selection OF A GOOD BANK " Is important not oniy for the present, but alo f jr the years to come. The right bank connection will be a material help to your every day business. This bank has a successful record of safe, con serva;ive banking from the day of its organi zation. THE BANK OF CO FA MERGE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO CAPITAL AND SU ft PLUS ting the classification of the officers whose appointment Is now subject to confirmation by the Senate, but who perform ministerial functions. 3. ' A clearer definition and a strengthening of the executive order governing political activity in the un classified service and the vesting of the power to Investigate cases aris ing under this order In the civil serv ice commission or some other body Independent of departmental dicta tion. STORM IN ILLINOIS. Marlon, 111., Auril 6. A tornado struck this town early this morning and the town Is partly wrecked. At Pittsburg, a small town east of here, two are reported killed and several injured. The storm struck at 5:30 this morning. For the bet,t work on shirt walsu patronize Iliibbs I sundry Co. THIRD STREET Moat Market 11 Klada of rreab and Salt Meat Steam Sanaa re Factory. KMH KLEIN WORT laaomle Balidlng. North ThliU Nirwi HOT CROSS BI NS . . 1XR aOI FRIDAY That are most sought after are those made by Pioneer bakery, and their superior quality ie a fair sam ple of the extreme excellence of our baking. We pride ourselves also up on the high standard of our bread, which has become famous for its healthful and nutritive qualities. Our cakes, pies and pastry are unsurpass ed, being carefully made from pur ent Ingredients. PIONEER BAKERY, 367 South First BU Lone Star Boot & Shoe Shop Our specialty Is making cowboy beota and up-to-date shoes. First class repairing. Beat rock-oak sole leather need. Twenty years' experience. I am maater of the trade. Give us a trial. Work called for and delivered. Phone 865. 823 W. Central Ave. KILLthc couch and CURE THE LUNGS Dr. King's WITH New Discovery FOR roughs PRICE ar. a. m OLDS lal Botilt Fre MO IL THROAT UNO tUNOTflOUBlES. GUARANTEED SATIS ACTOR Y! OH ICOaEY S.irVUVh.D. Builders' and Finishers' Supplier Native and Chicago Lumber, Sberwln-Wlluama Paint Noae Beater. Building Paper, Plaster, Lime, Cement, Glaea, Saab, Doors, Bt. J. C BALDRIDGE - 423 SOUTH FIRST WITH AMPLE MEANS AND UNSURPASSED FACILITIES THE. BANK COMMERCE OP 4.L.13UQUERQUK. N- M. Extends to Depositors Every Proper Accommodation and Solicits New Accounts CAP1TAJU S150.000 OmCERS AND DIRECTORS SOLOMON LUNA, President W S. STRICKLER. Vice President and Cashier W. J. JOHNSON. Assistant Cashier ' William Mcintosh, J. C. BaldrJdge, A. M. Ulackwe 1. O. E. Cromwell. 9200,000 Coal Coke Wood BEST AMERICAN BLOCK COAIi VL, LENGTHS CEDAR AND PINION WOOD. MILL AND FACTORY WOOD. liUMP, 9S.S. NUT, M.25. Wm'll Please or Butt We will meet any competlUon AZTEC FUEL 0)7 Phone 251. Office, Corner Granite and First oooexjuooooorc L O O K ! WAHTKD, AT ONCE $5,000 worth of second hand furni ture, stoves, carpets, harness, eta We pay highest cash prices; and buy, sell and ex change. CROWN FURNITURE AND AUCTION CO. Phone 606. 114 W. Gold SULPHUR HOT SPRINGS All Cbronla Dtocaeea Cured. We treat all forma or dUeaaei, aUMamatlam, Dropsy, Bad Blood, NarrotiaiiMa, Ulcers, Deafnaaa, Paralyala, Stomach and Bladder rroublea. Strictures, et. W raarantae the cure of Catarrh. We (tre free Instruction on ust f the waters. Baths are auto matic. Came or writ. JOS. L. DURAN, Sulphur Hot Soringi Ntw Mxic WHITE HOUSE RESTAURANT 09s. rirt st. MEALS AND LUNCHES Come in the eating's fine No Paecy Price Hero eeeaeaeeee tuM I RICO HOTEL AND BAR MOVED Three doors north, to 119 FIRST ST.