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EL PASO DAILY HERALD. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1900.
WHAT ONE CHAMBER OF It is Only a Year Old, Work Accomplished Makes Suggestive 'Reading for Some of Our People- From the Albany Argus. ReDOrta of the officers and nine committees of the chamber of com' merce, presented at the annual meet ing in the common council chamber last night, showed that the organiza tion has accomDlished a great work for Albanv during the first year of its existence. Committee on Trade Promotion. Some of the most tangible results achieved by the organization were shown by the following report of the committee on manufacturers and pro motion of trade: "They have had fifteen meetings during the year and at every meeting all the members were present, except in two or three cases, whera some of them were out of town or too ill to be present. Very early in the history of our work we came to two conclusions: First, that as the world was not made in a day, so a movement of this kind could not show great results at once, no matter what efforts were put forth. We are satisfied that the only way to help Albany in this direction is by "a long pull, a strong pull and a pull all together." We have through our effi cient secretary corresponded with more than 600 different firms with the view of getting them to locate in Albany. While the immediate results have not ben great, at the same time it has ad vertised Albany in a way that we feel it was never advertised before, and a good many firms who are not ready to move their works are now looking to ward Albany, and the seed which is being sown now may be gathered at some time in the future. So far as im mediate and tangible results are con cerned, we should say that one out-of-town concern has located in Albany. This i3 a piano factory, employing now about 40 hands, and these will be in creased to not less than 150 in the near future. We are very strongly in hopes that two more concerns may decide to locate here in the near future, one of them being a large one and employing thousands of hands. "At the beginning of our career as a committee we were told that the people of Albany were conservative and that the wealthy people here especially would not be willing to engage in a work of this kind in such a way as to build up Albany as other cities have been built up. The committee decided very early, without any reference to this claim, and after investigating a number of firms who spoke of coming here, that it would not be wise for the committee or for the chamber of com merce either to financially help a con cern which wanted to locate here ox to contribute in the way of buildings.land or money unless we were absolutely certain of a corresponding benefit to our city. We therefore have really only very few propositions of that kind, and after a thorough investigation of all these cases, it has really simmered down to only one; and in connection with that one we wish to state as to the position of men of influence and means in this city: We were told re peatedly, after it was found that there was a possibility to get this firm to lo cate here, by our leading financiers of, Albany, that if it could be located here on the terms which we under stood would be sufficient in case the de cision was made to locate in Albany, there would be absolutely no trouble In raising the funds for land, etc. We think the people of Albany are ready and anxious to do everything they can to advance its interests. This has been shown a number of times and in a number of ways, but, as stated early in this report a movement of this kind must necessarily move slowly, and. as shown by this report, we cannot re port a great amount of definite results of our work during the past year, yet we are "very much encouraged and be lieve that continued work along the same line will certainly result in great good to the city of Albany. One trouble we have found in the locating of small manufacturers here is that there are comparatively few up-to-date manu facturing buildings in the city of Al bany. We believe that it would be a good paying investment for any citizen to erect one or more such buildings those which would accommodate small manufacturers and if a stock com r any could be formed to put up a build ing something similar to the one which we had plans made for last winter, we think there is no doubt but that it would pay a good interest on the in vestment and would lend to bring quite a large number of small manufactur ing concerns to this city. We would recommend If possible that some means be proposed by which a build ing or buildings for this purpose can be erected." . COMMERCE DID. but its Record of Good The Publut Improvement Committee. Every cl:i7tn can see for himself evidence-. work performed by the public im provement committee, which is reviewed in the following report: "The widening of Broadway and Steuben street at their Intersection, is 11 key to be an accomplished fact soon after the beginning of the new year. All the property for widening Steuben street has been acquired and negotia tions are almost completed for obtain ing that necessary for the widening of Broadway, thus avoiding the delay which would otherwise result from condemnation proceedings. The rail road officials are making arrangements to open the new railroad station for actual use on the 1st day of January next, and it is expected that imme diately thereafter the buildings which now occupy the lands required for the approaches thereto will be removed. Although the ordinance for resurfacing Broadway from state street to Clinton avenue, as originally suggested by your committee, has not been passed, the board of contract is now advertis ing for proposals for the paving with asphalt of the streets immediately sur rounding the railroad station, which when completed, may have a tendency to induce the local authorities to ex tend the same kind of pavement in both directions, so as to ultimately bring about the result originally con templated. The genera scheme for making the river front more attractive and useful. the details of which your committee has from time to time brought to your attention, is now fully developed and the plans, having received the approv al of both the state and city officials, nothing now remains but to let the contracts for the work, which, as we are informed will be done during the coming spring, and before the year has passed this long expected change will be accomplished.. "At the last meeting of the common council the preliminary notice was given of the intended passage of an ordinance for the extension of the Manning Boulevard from its present terminus over New York Central and Livingston avenues, through the lands surrounding Tivoli reservoir, thence continuing to and across the Northern Boulevard to Dudley park, thus con necting Beaverwyck. Washington and Dudley parks by a magnificent park way system. As indicated in the last quarterly report of this committee, all. the land necessary for the proposed boulevard is now owned by the city. A portion is already in use as a drive way, and the balance, except a small strip, is well graded. The expense of this improvement will, therefore, be inconsiderable In comparison with the benefits which will undoubtedly be ob tained. "The common council has also un dertaken to abolish the toll gates, in accordance with the plans suggested by your committee. Notice of the passage of an ordinance directing the com mencement of condemnation proceed ings, for the purpose of extending New Scotland avenue to the city limits, was announced at the last meeting or the board. The land required for this ex tension is now the property of the Albany, Schoharie and Rensselaervllle Plank Road company, and used as a turnpike. If it is converted into a pub lic street, the toll gate now maintained at or near the intersection of the ave nue with Ontario street will be an ob struction the removel of which may be caused at any time by a resolution of the common council. The same pro cedure may be adopted in regard to the Western avenue and South Pearl street, and the two remaining toll gates abolished in the same manner." The report of the committee on tax- es, legislation and assessments re-, v. ffn n i 1. 1 ' an lilC cuviig w LuauKt7 veil- , , . . uura uraisB orumaiice ana wie law j governing the public market. j Short but satisfactory reports were received from the committees on en- tertainment, office and assembly rooms and telegraps, telephones, postal and insurance matters. The last recom- mended to the committee of 1901 that made to reduce the premuims on as soon as practicable some effort be buildings that are specially rated. TEXAS PACIFIC CARNIVAL RATES. Tickets on sale Jany., 14 and 15, from points as far' east as Denison, Sherman and Terrell, Texas, to El Paso and return $15.00. From points dl?r E r "u" UP 10 "".Texan in the state. All persons having friends In El Paso will do well to cut this out and send it to them. B. F. Darbyshire. S. W. P. A. Demlng water delivered dally. Tel- lephone 687. Heard In Hotel Lobbies... William Hagart. of Denver, is at the Plaza., Mr. Hagart is a mining man of many years experience and has been connected with the Cripple Creek dis trict ever since its debut as a mining district. He was in that section when what is now known as Cripple Creek district proper was a big ranch owned by Bennett & Myres. a real estate firm of Dever. He was present when the boom arising from the discovery of gold started and had the chance to buy ten lots on Main street for $250 but was induced to let it alone, as it was believed to be only a temporary boom and he would lose his money. Main street is called Bennett avenue, in honor of Mr. Bennett, the real estate man, and the lots that he refused to buy for $25 each are now worth from five to ten thousand dollars each. Mr. Hagart says that the famous In dependence mine, though paying the largest dividends, is not the best mine in Cripple Creek district. He says that the Portland is the most valuable one and the reason it is not paying as large dividends as the Independence is be cause the owners are developing the property as they go. They are block ing out and placing in sight enough ore to keep paying the same dividends for an indefinite number of years. The Portland is paying steadily a dividend of three cents quarterly, while the In dependence has recently proven the folly of taking out all in sight and not developing as they go, by, dropping from fifteen cent dividends to five cents. But this drop is no indication that the Independence has played out. On account of a failure to keep up the development work the ore in sight be gan to run out, but now they have commenced developing again and the dividends are increasing in size again. Mr. Hagart says there is no proba bility of the town of Cripple Creek playing out. New mines are being op ened up continually, large shipments of machinery are being received there daily, new strikes in the old mines' are being made daily and new railroads to the town are being built. There is al ready two railroads running to Cripple Creek and an electric line running through the district connecting the dif ferent mines and towns. A short line from Colorado Springs is nearing com pletion and another from Denver is be ing constructed. Mr. Hagart has stock in several of tue mines, some of which are paying regular dividends and though he has missed many opportunities to make wonderful speculations, he has made enough investments to come out at the big end of the horn. Mr. Hagart has come to El Paso to enjoy our winter sunshine and, to do some hunting in the hunting grounds contiguous to the town. He is a hu mane hunter and on' that account goes after game with a rifle that has a bore big enough to stick a man's thumb in. He does not enjoy crippling game and causing suffering, but likes to produce instant and painless death. He says there should be a law passed prohib iting the use of small calibre rifles in hunting big game. He says that he will not shoot promiscously into a gang of animals, for fear of wounding and not killing the game. He says he has been out hunting with preachers who at home would preach to their hearers to be kind and humane, but who would shoot promiscuously into a drove of deer with a small calibre rifle and enjoy seeing them limping off with broken limbs. He has seen men bring home little fawns and boast of their prowess as a hunter. Mr. Hag art says he will not shoot at anything but large game and will not allow them to escape and suffer from wounds he has given them. He has attended a bull fight and sees nothing particularly brutal in the killing of the bull. The bull would be slaughtered for beef some time any way and why not let him have a little fun before he dies? He says that the'round trlP to Denver, Pueblo, and Col- v..ii , . ..... t orado Snrinen. ennrt from Ttw 91 at uuus wnne in a rury ao not reel tne pain and they are killed before the following soreness comes on them. But the idea of placing innocent horses in Inonnrilv from tha aharn hneno r.t - 1 140 iuc I . uBan. "uw ; tn spectators can enjoy seeing the ' Pr horses running around with their j entrails dragging on the ground Is a ' puzzle to him. Leave the horses out ot the game, he says, then the cruel . and barbarous feature of the bull fight will be eliminated "I notice that Colonel R. D. Allison of McKinney is dead," said Judge P. B. j Muse of Sherman at the Francis this morning. "Colonel Allison was one of Texas's most noted historical charac-! ters and one of the best men I ever saw. He was nearly eighty years of ' age and was known by nearly every old He was a veteran of tnree wars ald rose to high rank in every one of them. He came to Tex- as when this state was a part of Mexi- He helped to win independence in the 30'8 and waa a captain in the I Texas forces. When the war broke out between the United States and Mexico he was one of the first to offer his services and there held a commis sion as captain again. Again in 1S61 he offered his services to the cause of the confederacy and was given a colonel's rank. He was at the front during all that long struggle and no truer soldier fought under either flag. When the war with Spain broke out he was nearly eighty years old but he wanted to go and heip plant the stars and stripes in new territory. The colonel was a grand old man and while his death was not unexpected it was sad news to thousands of his friends all over the state. Colonel Allison was also th oldest Odd Fellow in Texas. He joined the lodge when it was an infant in Texas and has been an honor to the organization ever since." "The way in which the Mexican authorities handled the Lewis case which came to an end in Juarez yester day subjects the Mexican laws to se vere criticism," said a prominent rail road man last night. "Lewis was guilty of no crime, not even of negligence, and yet he had to remain in jail and await the pleasure of the judge and his accuser. In the United States the judge could have thrown the case out of court and I believe Judge Gonzales would 'have -done it if it had been in his power. The trouble was with the Mexican law which forces the impris onment of any man when some crank comes up and charges him with a crime. When a man is charged with a crime he must be treated as though he were guilty until the court treats his case in the regular routine that the criminal cases have to go through. I believe that Judge Gonzalez and his at torney wanted to release Lewis when they first took the case but could not do it as long as he was charged with a crime and were forced to let the case take the usual course in the courts. It takes time for this and here is another faulty place in the Mexican criminal code. In such cases as this some arrangements should be made for immediate trial and not keep inno cent men in jail as though they were the worst of criminals." 'Some of the smooth grafters over the country have a new scheme for working the hotels," said John Shaw, the night clerk at the Sheldon last night. "A nicely dressed man will call at a respectable store in town and in troduce himself as a traveling man. The- merchant does not want to buy anything and he asks for stationery to write a letter. He writes two. One he addresses to a hotel at the next town and the other to himself in the same town. Both letters signed by the mer chant from whom he gets the station ery, forged of course. He thanks the merchants and goes out. The letter he has written to the hotel man states that a Mr. will arrive there soon with a check from him and asks the hotel man to cash it. The other letter is addressed to himself and states that the hotel man will cash the check. He goes on to the next town and when the forged check is present ed of course the hotel man cashes it for he has been asked to by a substan tial merchant in a neighboring city. The traveler of course' is gone before the check is returned and the hotel man is loser. This is being worked almost every day but hotel men are gradually getting on to the scheme." A WOMAN'S AWFUL. PERIL. "There is only one chance to save your life and that is through an opera tion," were the startling words heard by Mrs. I. B. Hunt, of Lime Ridge, Wis. from her doctor after he had vainly tried to' cure her of a frightful case of stomach trouble and yellow jaundice. Gall stones had formed and she con stantly grew worse. Then she began to use Electric Bitters which wholly cured her. It's a wonderful Stomach, Liver and Kidney remedy. Cures dys pepsia. Loss of Appetite. Try it. Only 50 cents. Guaranteed. For sale by W. A. Irvin & Co. Colorado has been added to the ter ritory for the sale of holiday reduced rate tickets. "The Denver Road" will sell at one and one-fourth fare for the orado Springs, good from Dec 21st, 22nd and 23rd to January 10th, 1901. This is an unusual opportunity, and "you don't have to apologize for riding on the Denver oad." TT , t . . , HeJP s needed at pnee when a per son's life is in dangdr. A neglected cough or cold may soon become serious and should be stopped at once. One Min Cough ure quickly cures coughs bronchitis, grippe and other throat and lung troubles. Fred Schaefer, druggist. DeWitt's Little Early Risers are dainty little pills, but they never fail to cleanse the liver, remove obstruc tions and invigorate the system. Fred Schaefer, druggist. The Herald has two telephones (No. 115). one In the business office (2 rings) and the other In the editorial rooms (3 rings). Say which. The Hadley dining hall all Amer ican help. The best 25c meal In the city. Corner North Oregon and Frank lin streets. $5.00 per week. A nice Xmas present a Parker Jointless Fountain Pen plain and rold trimmed. Sold by Blakesley & Freeman. El Paso Steam Laundry. 'Phone 47. No Smuggling-Duty Paid ! We will puss through the United States Custom House oar fine Money Saved Linen Drawn Work is Money Earned. woolen Zarapes. . (O tents,! Colors) Or anything else in our store and save yon 20 percent, on El Paso i.r!ce. Beach-Akin Curio Co.. Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. OOOOOOeOOOOOOHOQOOOOOOOO i? T I5UNSET i. u ! . 1111 0 0 o o situate on proposed electric car line to the smelter. Is delightful for situation, and overlooks all the City of El Paso, Juarez, the Rio Grande and its valley, and far into Texas and Mexico. Every city grows toward its higher ground, and El Paso Is doing like wise. In this large tract lots are sold very cheap on installments or for cash. ' 0 0 it 8 a oo ooooootooooooooooooooooo E "Cannon Ball TEX AS (?) PACmC Leave El Paso Daily 6:50 A. M, City Time- Solid Vestibulcd Train Throughout Latest Pattern Pullman Buffet Sleepers. Handsome New Chair Cars Seats Pre. Direct Connections Made for All Points In the Northeast and Sout-.. For descriptive pamphlet, or any further information oall 01. o- Varfu . DARBTBHIBB, R. W. CCKTh S. W P. A.. CI I'M, t v . ! B. P. TDSRIK. U. P. A.. Dallu. No Trouble To Answer Questions Spitting cough a greai deal and spit blood, and roy neighbors in Dayton, Ohin. wh,i '"l T lit-0 maiA t J among them- selves that I t had con- sumption, al- 1 .l.Uf, UJCT did not tell me so to my fare, for fear f making me respondent. I kept on roughing and trying differ ent sorts of nothing seemed to reach my trouble until I jot hold of a bottle of Acker's English Iteiuedy. I prayed for health all the time, and my prayers were answered as soon as I began taking this celebrated Eng lish expectorant and tonic. Since bit re covery I have told hundreds of sufferers from coughs, colds and weak lungs that Acker's English Remedy would cure them. Some of them won't try it, and it does seem to me terrible when anyone deliber ately refuses to be cured. There ought to be a law compelling consumptives to take it. Even if they don't care for their own lives, the public's welfare should be consid ered. Don't you think so too? I hope uch a law will soon be enforced." (Signed) Mrs. Richardson. Sold t Be., toe and l a bottle, throoebnntthe rnited Statpsar.d Canada ; and tn England, at la. Id-.ta. ad., la 6d. If yon are not satisfied after nuTlng, return UM bottle to jour druggiat and get jour mooey back. We aulhnrixe the above guarantee. Bt B. UOOKEH 4 CO., Provri.-Um. Hem For M. H. WEBB, DRUGGIST. If you are going to California this winter, or expect to visit Arizona or Northern New Mexico, it will pay you to make the trip via Trinidad Gateway using the unequalled service of "The Denver Road," in connection with the Santa Fe through service to the coast. Fuel orders filled with the first quality by Kaseman, 'Phone 8. See large display of pictures at Blakesley A Freeman's. "I used to fc t " a M 0 o EIGHTS 99 TRAIN and Say TIME 'We'er Marciiinf to-Zion" That's how the good old song goes. But now the people ride in com fort and luxury when traveling tav ward "The City of the Saints." The National Live Stock Associa tion will hold its great annual convention 'in Salt Lake City. Jan uary 15-18. 1901. Say, Brother, are yo with us? Only one fare, plus two dollars, for the round trip, via "TUB DENER ROAD." and your choice of routes west from Pueblo, Col orado Springs and Denver (wita. special train service.) There will ba a Happy Time. Salt Lake City is noted for success in caring for and entertaining con ventions, and "YOU DONT HATB TO APOLOGIZE FOR RIDINtt ON THE DENVER ROAD." W. F. STERLEY, A. A. GLISSON. A. G. P. A. G. A. P. B. CHARLES L. HULL, T. P. A.. FORT WORTH. TEXAS. N. B. Drop us a line for further infor mation. PURE HYGIENIC WATER. Made from distilled water. Ask your family physician or druggist at to the purity and healthfullness of our ice. Telephone No. 14. EI Paso Ice and Refrigerator Co. Don't use any of the counterfeits of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Most of them are worthless or liable to cause injury. The original DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve is a certain cure for piles, eczema, cuts, scalds, burns, sores and skin diseases. Fred Schaefer, druggist. If you have any little Item of news personal or otherwise. The Herald will be glad to have It. by mall or phone. Goramepcia!