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0ANTA 1TJS WJSVI MJCXlCAJf, ffittUSTA JTJkH.lL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1907. SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN. THE NEW MEXICAN PRINTING COMPANY, PUBLISHERS. MAX. FROST, Editor. , JOHN K. 8TAUFFER, Sec'y-Treaa. EDWIN F. COARD, City Editor. Entered as Second Class Matter at tbe Santa Fe Postoffice RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION. "laily, per week, by carrier $ .20 "Daily, per month, by carrier 75 Daily, per month, by mall C5 tally, per year, by mall 7.00 Dally, six months, by mall 3.75 Weekly, per year 2.00 Weekly, six months 1.00 Weekly, per quarter 75 OFFICIAL PAPER OF SANTA FE COUNTY. The New Mexican is the oldest newspaper In New Mexico. It is sent to every postoffice in the Territory, an d has a large and growing circulation among the Intelligent and progressive people of the Southwest. U N i CffiOflC NEW MEXICO PASTELS. Scrlbner's Magazine for December; prints a tale under the title of "The Phoenix of Alta Vista," which deals with an episode in the early history of Raton. As far as the sketch goes it is no better and no worse than 'tho average story that is dished out by the magazines. Like most western stories it strives for striking effects and confirms to the unsophisticated reader the exaggerated traditions about the "wild and wooly" region be yond the Missouri. But interwoven in tho tale, which is interesting enough to read, are bits of local description f1 t are gems, that seem to glow with W Mexico sunshine and breathe the of the lofty mesas. In describing ton, the author, Robert Fulkerson ffman, says: "Alta Vista, the stal rt little division point, guards the 'W Mexico end of Big Pass, through lich the railroad climbs loftily up iny steep and crooked miles on the lorado side, and similarly drops ...utiously down the southern side in to the shelter of the town. There Is grim wholesomeness there that Is born of plenty of sun in an atmosphere a mile above sea level. The half circle of rim rock that aspires farther sky ward back of the town gives accent to the open reaches that spread away invitingly to the southward -and meet the far tablelands as the sea meets the sky. Altogether, it is a prospect that clears the mental vision, and young hearts, properly attuned, there catch the keynote of their surround ings promptly." "Joe Hanley" a name not unfamiliar in local history, is the hero of the story and it is through his eyes that the scenery is viewed when it says: "Bslow, and all about the track, awoke the nameless beauty of the vast silent reaches of the foot hills and tho plains In early morning, as when the coming sun sends over the mountain barriers an advance guard of light to reconnoitre for the occupation of a brllliont day In the high altitudes of the south. The sha dows receded deeper among the draws. The star-flecked dome of the sky whitened under the Insistent light of the sun. It flushed pink, then fiery red at tho sky line, and, with a flash fit to herald the launching of a new born sun in a new orbit, the first clear rays shone gloriously over the rocky battlements and gilded the plains." No wonder that Hanley cried out, as he viewed this scene from the locomo tive crawling over Raton Pass: "Ye Cods! You great and everlasting phoenix! Mike are you seeing it? Why don't mor people live out here where they can breathe air and live life?" And here are two more passages that convey a word picture to the mind that is alluring: He "turned to look from tho cab-window out over the soft green plains, where -wonderful car pets of tender grass and square miles of pink wild phlox and yellow brown eyed Susans stretched away to the dis tant horizon and rippled and swayed in the shifting breezes; a glad hand und smiling prospect, until the desert should grow bolder in the summer's heat, and crowd in around the feet of the mountains in the withering age long struggle to wear the nidown The pass, always majestic, seemed In a friendly mood in the bright after noon. Winding noisily in and out among tho tender, shimmering green cry of advanced spring, the engines voiced a mighty song of greeting to the heights. As the hours passed the heavy climb became a triumphal among a nodding, whispering host, where each turn upon the shoulders of tho mountain discovered a deeper beauty, and the Bomber shadows In the depths seemed brooding in happy peace." Yet, tho writer exhausts all the colors of his palette In painting a common, every day pastel of New Mexico'' scenic beauty, his adjectives could never reach the majesty of the higher Sierras; the mystery of the deeper forests; the lure of the greater plains. FEDERAL AID NECESSARY FOR THE MILITIA. Much pressure Is being brought to bear on the war department to re scind its order which has been In force for some time providing that no state shall receive Its quota of funds, ordnance and quartermaster stores unless the number of officers and en listed men in each company or troop Is up to the standard prescribed by the War Department, namely a mini mum of 58 officers and men. The mi litia system of the United States has Improved greatly during the past ten years and is more efficient and better today than ever before In tho history of the country. But more can and should bo done for Its betterment and Increase in efficiency and numbers. An effective and strong militia sys tem in each state is a guarantee of peace and of the maintenance of law and order. The more peaceful, law abiding and orderly each state the bet ter for the whole and for the common wealth at large. Under the heading. "Federal Aid For Militia," the Kansas City Journal discusses the subject ab ly and sensibly remarking that many of the states of the Union are finding it difficult to recruit their militia forces up to the standard that will as sure them the appropriated federal aid. When congress set aside funds to help support the various state mi litia organizations the war department followed with an order that the mili tia in order to secure this benefit must havo fifty-eight officers and men to each company. It appears that in nineteen states mllltla commanders have found themselves unable to bring 'their forces up to the required stand ard and an organized effort is being made to have the war department de lay the execution of its order until some of these states, at least, secure the necessary enlistments. The militia as a co-ordinate branch of the national war establishment has played an Important part In the mill tary operations of the country since before the day of a regular standing army. Ever since that day the militia has been recognized as a sort of vol unteer reserve under the control oi the various states. So weak has out military policy been that entirely In adequate aid has been lent to the militia, which for years was practical ly valueless. The organization II many states was merely nominal, there being no funds available for proper equipment, training or field en campments. This attitude of the general govern ment was naturally very discouraging to those who recognized the Import ance of state militia organizations, and if today this great branch of the service Is demoralized, undeveloped and Inadequate, the government Is to blame. But it is not too late to come to the rescue of the militia. This country Is prodigal of its money save in the direction of Its army. When vast sums are called for to build ships for the navy there is comparatively lit-; tie quibbling. The Immense sum de manded for the Panama canal was giv en without hesitation. We are not niggardly In our national policies, yet the military branch of the service has been sadly neglected and the mllltla practically abandoned. As a training school for troops the militia is of great Importance, accord Ing to military men, one of whom has said: "Twenty thousand well drilled and disciplined troops at Bull Run would have routed the Insurgents, settled the question of military resist ance, and relieved us from the pain and 'suspense of four years of war." Governor Hoch of Kansas has taken the lead in asking the war department to delay action on Its order, and he has appealed to other governors to do the same. It Is recognized that the states must have some internal police force adequate to cope with local dis turbances and this necessarily is an unanswerable argument In favor of federal aid to the militia. THE SITUATION 18 CLEARING, The St. Louis Times a few days ago Interviewed James J. Hill, one of the railroad magnates of the country and certainly a man of great braia power, Intense energy, and cool and deliber ate Judgment. Mr. Hill looks hopefully into tho future and his viewa of the situation are reassuring and promis ing. The Times editorially treats the subject matter of Mr. Hill's Interview In the same strain and agrees with him. . The Times holds that Mr. James J. Hill, who warned us not so many weeks ago that we were too wasteful and that "willful waste brings woeful want," has not al ways been classed as an optimist through thick and thin, through fair weather and wet. Hill has too broad a forehead always to see roseate skies. Therefore Is his opinion of greater value when he talks hopefully. Yes terday this great genius of Industry said in The Times: "Conditions out West are good on the whole. The situation seems to be clearing. From now on, with the finan cial stringency letting up, I look for a steady Improvement all along the line." This sort of talk might be nothing but gilt from some persons. From the source whence it springs In this case it is pure gold. No man better knows the main spring conditions of things In this country than, does the master of the Northern Pacific, the Great Northern and the Burlington. He has made $100,000,000 fcy keeping his head clear and attending to business. When he speaks straightforwardly about situa tions those who listen hear something worth while. SOLICITOR GENERAL HOYT'8 VISIT. Hon. Henry M. Hoyt, solicitor gen eral of the United States, has been in New Mexico for a week Investigat ing affairs connected with the recent return of indictments charging con spiracy to defraud the United States out of certain coal lands found by the United States grand jury of this dis trict against nineteon persons about three of whom are actual residents of New Mexico. Two of these indictments havo already been dismissed. The solicitor general of the United States made a most favorable impression up on the people generally and especially upon the territorial and federal offic ials and leading citizens whom he met personally. The Indications are that ho performed his mission very care fuly, very diligently, very unobstrus lvely, and very effectively. Solicitor General Hoyt is considered among the brainiest, keenest and fairest jurists In the United States and has rendered most excel lent and great service to the country In the very important position which he has held for a number of years. The New Mexican does not presume even to guess what opinions he has formed or will hold concern ing the matters, the Investigation of which brought him here, but this pa per believes that his reports In the cases will go to the nub and will be fair and impartial and based upon just and proper conclusions of law and deductions from facts. PROFESSIONAL CARDS ATTORN EYiATLAW. MAX. FROST, Attorney at Law. SanU Fe New Mexico. Q. W. PRICHJ-hD, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Practices In all the District Courts and gives special attention to case before the Territorial Supreme Court Office: Laughlin Blk., Santa Fe, N. M. BENJAMIN M. READ Attorney at Law. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Office: Sena Block, Pa'.ac Avenue. WILLIAM H. H. LLEWELLYN, Attorney at .Law. Las Cruces, Now Mexico. United States District Attorney. A. W. POLLARD, Attorney at Law. District Attorney, Luna County. Doming New Mexico. EDWARD C. WADE, Attorney at Law. Practice in the Supreme and Dis trict Courts of the Territory, in the Probate Courts and before the U, S. Surveyor General and U. S. Land Offices. Las Cruces, N. M. MARK B. THOMPSON Attorney-at-Law District Attorney. Eighth District. Dona Ana. Lincoln and Otero Counties. Las Cruces New Mexico The Albuquerque morning yellow sheet has been at work for several years fighting the Republican party of New Mexico, its leaders and its rank and file. It libels and slanders them indiscriminately almost daily. It 13 well understood that tho sheet is in the pay of a clique that has for its motto, "rule or ruin," and that this clique has been putting up boodle and is doing so now to keep the fakir sheet in its career of graft, greed and ven om in order that its members might capture the highest offices under the state government should statehood be obtained; and the reason for the dast ardly conduct of the sheet is the ex treme desire of the tax dodgers and money Shyocks who control it to keep the spoils of office which some of the members of the gang now hold In ter ritorial and county administrations. Boodle Is all powerful In controlling the course of the sheet. No other con sideration Is paid attention to. Self and pelf and pelf and self are tbe mottos in the editorial preiencts and these mottoes are very acrefully car ried into effect. It est the United to ' its seems that the teapost temp- of the special assistants to attorney general of the States is simmering down proper condition which will The Mary James Mission school for Boys erected in this city by the Wo man's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian church will be open for actual work within a few days. It Is a fine structure in every way and its maintenance and operation will add to the great and good work which has been done by the Presbyterian church in educational lines in this city and elsewhere In the territory. The members of tha strong religious denomination havo the right . to be ,irwr u hont . nroud of the achievements of the over but tho 60th Congress Is In sea-(church in educational affairs In the Hlnn. The people must be kept busy. Sunshine -Territory. . .V . Even according to the Albuquerque morning yellow sheet, "ThlngB Look Better." So they do. The spies, the false affidavit men, the knockers, the slanderers and the libelers are being compelled to take a bac kseat They have done more than enough harm to the people of the territory and their venomous doings have been the basis for unjutly assailing the reputation of New Mexico. be found to be very, very small and low when the simmering is end ed. After all braggadocio, swell-head edlsm and the Indlscrimate assailing of a whole people as corrupt and dis honest because a few shysters, false affidavit men, and bought and paid for spies have said so, can not last. Truth and justice will prevail in the end and and a proper and impartial administra tion of the law In the courts will be bad. Congressman John Sharp Williams has been made Democratic leader of the House of Representatives and U, S. Senator Culberson has been se lected for the same place in the Sen ate. Williams is from Mississippi and Culberson Is from Texas.- The South carried off the honors as it should have, for from that section comes the bulk of the Democratic vote in the 60 th Congress. The selections are good, Both men are bright, capable and good parliamentarians. E. C. ABBOTT, Attorney at Law. Practices In the District and Su preme Courts. Prompt and careful attention given to all business. Santa Fe New Mexico. A. B. RENEHAN, Practices in the Supreme and Dis trict Courts. Mining and Land Law a Specialty. Office in Catron Block, Santa Fe, N. M. CHA3. F. EA8LEY, (Lt,te Surveyor General.) Attorney at Law. Santa Fe New Mexico... Land and Mining Business a Specialty. QEORGE B. BARBER, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Lincoln, Lincoln County, New Mexico. Practice In the District Court and Supreme Courts of the Territory. Prompt Attention Given to All Business. FRANK W. CLANCY, Attorney at Law. District Attorney for Second Judicial District. Practices in the District Court and (he Supreme Court of the Territory; also before the United States Supreme Court In Washington. Albuquerque, New Mexico. H. B. HOLT, Attorney at Law. Las Cruces, New Mexico. Practices In the District Courts as well as before the Sunrom- Court nf the Territory. HARVIE DUVAL, Attorney at Law. Land, Mining and Corporation Law ex clusively. Practice In all the District Courts and Supreme Court. Special attention to perfecting titles and or ganizing and financing land and min ing properties. Office, Laughlin Bldg,, Santa Fe, N. M. H. M. DOUGHERTY, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Practices In the Supreme and District Courts of the Territory. Office, Socorro. New Mexico. CATRON & GORTNER. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Catron Block. Santa Fe New Mexico. JOHN K. 8TAUFFER, Notary Public Office wilh the New Mexicai Print ing Co., Santa Fe, New Mexico. ROMAN L. BACA, Real Eatate and Mines. Spanish Translator, Notary Public. Office Griffin Bldg., Washington Ave., Santa Fe, N. M. 9 THE FIRST pTIOflAL BAflI OF SANTA !FE. The oldest banking Institute n In New Mexico. Established In 1870. RUFU8 J. PALEN, President. JOHN H. VAUGHN, Cashier. LEVI A. HUGHES, Vice Preal dent ALFRED H. BRODHEAD, Assistant Cashier. Capital Stook, 9180,000. 8urplus and Undivided Profits 163,500. Transacts a general banking business In all Its branches. Loana money on the most favorable terms on all kinds of personal and col lateral security. Buys and sells bonds and stocks In all markets for Its customers. Buys and sells domeatic and foreign exchange and makes telegraphic transfers of money to all ports of the civilized world on as liberal terms as are given by any money transmitting agency, public or private. Interest allowed on time deposits at the rate of three per cent per annum, on six months' or year's term. Liberal advances made on cons Ignments of live stock and products. The bank executes all orders of Its patrons In the banking line, and alms to extend to them as liberal treatment In all respects, aa It con consistent with safety and the principles of sound banking. Safety De posit boxes for rent. The patronage of the public Is respectfully solicited. THE PALACE PTEL WILLIAM VAUGHN, Ptopt. One of the Best Hotels in the West Coisiae and Table Service Unexcelled. Large Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers. Santa Fe, New Mexico. - Washington Avenue LACOME & GABLE, Proprietors. OSTEOPATHY. OR. CHARLES A. WHEELON, Osteopath. No. 103 Palace Are. Successfully treats acute and chronic diseases without drugs or medicines. No charge for Consultation Hours: 9-12 m., 2-6 p. in. 'Phone 156 CONY T. BROWN, Mining Engineer. Seoretary and Treasurer New Mexico School of Mines. Soeorrc ... New Mexico. CORBET & 8MYTHE, Civil, Mining and Hydraulic Engineers Assaying and General Contracting. U. 8. Deputy Mineral Surveyors. 1 East side Plan. , Santa Fe, N. M. DAVID K. 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