TTRKDAY, APRIL . IS09.
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
W. B. Moore. Mgr.
lionised by the Motion Pic
ture Patent Co.
One new reel of picture rmch
TWO SHOWS, ft:15 AND t:lS.
Matinee Saturday and Sunday
at S p. m. '
J. J. Carmody, Baritone Singer.
10S8 JKYNTH CRAIG,
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,
! The Matthew Dairv & I
I Supply Company
J 1700 No. Fourth st. Phone 430
A Square Deal I
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
SI 6 Vet Central.
IIcadyto-Wear Garments for Men and
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
MONDAY, APRIL 12
Return of tho "laintlly Differ
ent" Plxloy & Luders' Mu
I Bur go-
With an Exceptionally clever
1'iterle of Comic Opera
!- 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
More real musical, ema
More intrinsic merit
More genuine hearty laught-r.
Than all other musical shows
Prices '..75c. U and $1.50
Seat Sale Saturday at Mateons.
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
Open day and night, 211 West
R OS WELL, N. M.
April 6-8, 1909
(Tickets will be sold to Ros
well, account the above meet-
ing at rate of
Tickets on sale April 3, 4. t,
and 6, 1909. Return limit April
11. No stpoverg allowed In
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
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
Tin- i'oiniiiuiili ai Ion.
Albuquerque, April 5tli. 1 ::!.
To the City Council of the City of Al
buquerque, X. M.
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.
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
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
Attached to the communication
were conies of the letters sent lo
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
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
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
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
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
' 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
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.
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
2. Legislation by Congress permit-
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
For the bet,t work on shirt walsu
patronize Iliibbs I sundry Co.
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
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.
and CURE THE LUNGS
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
OP 4.L.13UQUERQUK. N- M.
Extends to Depositors Every Proper Accommodation
and Solicits New Accounts
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.
Coal Coke Wood
BEST AMERICAN BLOCK
VL, LENGTHS CEDAR AND
MILL AND FACTORY WOOD.
Wm'll Please or Butt
We will meet any competlUon
AZTEC FUEL 0)7
Office, Corner Granite and First
L O O K !
WAHTKD, AT ONCE
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
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
09s. rirt st.
MEALS AND LUNCHES
Come in the eating's fine
No Paecy Price Hero
I RICO HOTEL
Three doors north, to
119 FIRST ST.
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