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EL PASO DAILY HtRALD. THURSDAY. JANUARY 10. 1901.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HELD LAST NIGHT DID MANY GOOD THINGS. The New Board Declared Elected, and a Strong Stand Taken on the Ques tion of Giving Railroads Right of Way Through the Heart of the City. Moving For the Great Southwest Industrial Exposition. - The annual meeting of the chamber of commerce was held last night at the chamber of commerce building. An hour was spent by the directors In canvassing the vote for directors. The following were declared elected: U. S. Stewart, C. R. Morehead, S. J. Freudenthal. H. B. Stevens. Felix Mar tinez, W. G. Walz, A. Courchesne, B. F. Hammett, E. Kohlberg. There were 86 votes cast out of a membership of less than 200. President Freudenthal then submit ted his report, which is printed In full below. The new directors will meet tomor row afternoon at four o'clock to elect officers for the ensuing year. Treasurer's Report. The treasurer, H. B. Stevens, sub mitted a report showing the receipts and expenditures for each month; the total receipts being J4.S67.50, and the expenditures $4,732.50, leaving a bal ance of $75 on January 1. Vote of Thanks. On motion of A. P. Coles, a unani mous vote of thanks was extended to the retiring directors, Messrs. Emer son, Browne, and Berkey. In putting the question President Freudenthal paid a high tribute to their attention - and devotion to the interests of the chamber. President Freudenthal then asked the members to bring up any matter upon which they desired discussion. 'Railroads, Right of Way, and Ter minals. ;A. P. Coles presented a long set of resolutions with a preamble setting fortn the danger and unsighlliness of ' the railroad tracks through the cen tral portion of the city, and the Injury that is now and will always be worked to the property adjacent to the tracks and on the north side which is now dif ficult of access. While expressing the highest friendship for the railroads and desire to take their interests into consideration the resolutions declared that the people of the city are opposed vto granting any more railway privlleg es in the heart of the city and earnetsly desire the relief of the business portion of the city from the menace and dam- - age always inseparable from the sit uation of the railroad tracks as at present. The resolutions further of fered the substantial aid of the people to the roads to enable them to estab lish a union depot and terminals in - some part of the city where the nuis- - a nee would not be so great. Mr. Coles, speaking to his resolu - tions. emphasized the danger to life and limb, and the constant injury to property, that result from the present conditions. He told how he had warn ed the Franklin street syndicate when the extensive blocks of property were bought some months ago, that If the purchase was made on account of a railroad the purchasers would have a ight on their hands before they could get their right of way secured. He went on that the railroad or whoever had bought that strip of land had bought at a good rate and a good time, and there would be no diffculty p. turning the purchase over to good account if there should be a desire to make a change of location. Mr. Coles expressed his willingness, if there were syndicate to buy back the Franklin street property from the railroad, and buy ground for terminal facilities else where in the city, which the citizens might even present to the railroad in order to secure the union depot. Felix Martinez said he was in favor of the resolution, but he thought it should be very carefully considered so as not to antagonize any of the lailroad companies. He thought that "a' committee should be appointed, com posed of citizens from the different wards, to consider the matter fully and consult with the railroad officials. He favored passing the resolutions as they stood, with an amendment providing for the appointment of such a committee. W. G. Walz strongly seconded Mr. Coles's resolutions, and urged immedi ate action. Horace B. Stevens said that the pur chases of property at old Fort Bliss and the strip through the city parall el to the Southern Pacific could only uean that some railroad, probably the Bisbee road, would soon ask for right of way through the heart of the city. This, he asserted, would work incal culable damage to every property in terest in the city, and he thought the resolution should be passed at once in orffe-r to prevent such a sucriflce. Mr. Stevens referred to the nuisance now perpetuated by the Southern Pacific people in switching west of the depot, by which means they make every thoroughfare from north to south dangerous at every hour of the day and night. Mr. Courchesne proposed as a sub stitute for Mr. Coles's resolution a simple motion calling for the ap pointment of a committee to take the matter up with the railroads. He agreed with Mr. Martinez that while the resolutions were true in their statements they might have a wrong effect by leading the railroads to be lieve that they were antagonistic in spirit. Mr. Coles objected to the appoint ment of a committee, saying that a committee could do nothing, and what was needed was a public notice to the people and the railroads, of the senti ment and determination of the prop erty interests of the city. He thought delay would be an injustice to the rail roads themselves. E. Kohlberg also favored the resolu tions so far as their statements of fact and opinion went, but he did not con sider it advisable to pass them at this time in the shape presented. A. W. Gilford thought that the time was ripe for pushing a union depot project. He suggested that the citi-j zens devise a plan whereby they might secure twenty-five or thirty blocks of ground for a union depot and ample terminal facilities, and organize a ter minal association, then to offer such inducements to the railroads, backed up by regulations in council, as to com plete, the project and have every rail road in the city enjoying the privileg es of the joint arrangement. H. D. Slater suggested that while the facts stated in Mr. Coles's pream ble and resolutions were well known to all. the railroads as well as the citizens, they were put in such a way as might perhaps lead the railroads to think that they were in the nature of a threat or an unfrendly warning. He believed that the ends of the resolu tions would best be subserved by leav ing out all the preamble, which recited the dangers and injury to property attaching to present conditions, and confining the resolutions to a simple statement of the sense of the chamber of commerce, and a declaration of in tentions. Accordingly he offered two brief res olutions which seemed to him to cover the requirements, and these were ac cepted by Mr. Coles and Mr. Walz, who had seconded MrT Coles's resolution. At Mr. Coles's suggestion a third reso lution assuring the railroads of the friendship and appreciation of the peo ple and the chamber was added, and the resolutions were finally passed as follows: Resolutions Passed. "Resolved, That we, the citizens of El Paso, represented by the chamber of commerce, extend to all railroads now at EI Paso or that may come in the future the assurances of our pro found friendship and recognition of the inestimable value of each to the welfare and prosperity of our cityand that we are mindful that our interests are identical, and "Resolved, That it is the sense of the chamber of commerce that no more railroads should be given right of way or terminal privileges in the heart of the city, and Resolved, That this chamber of commerce will endeavor in every way to induce the present and prospective railroads to establish joint terminal facilities." Committee Appointed. H. D. Slater moved that the chair appoint a committee of five to for mulate a plan to bring about the de sired ends as indicated in the resolu tion just passed. The motion was car ried, and on motion of Mr. Slater the chair (President Freudenthal) ap pointed C. R. Morehead, U. S. Stewart, H. B. Stevens, B. F. Hammett, and A. P. Coles to serve on such a committee. On motion of Mr. Slater the com mittee above named was directed to go before the city council at its reg ular meeting tonight and formally pre sent the above resolutions to the coun cil. It was agreed by all that there was need of immediate action, and the committee will get to work at once. To Aid the Carnival. On motion of Mr. Coles, it was re quested that every member of the chamber render all the assistance in his power to the Carnival committee, especially in the matter of securing accommodations for visitors. Monthly Meetings. The president called the attention of the members to the fact that the by-laws provided for a monnthly meet ing of the chamber on the first Wed nesday after the second Tuesday of each month and earnestly requested tha all cttand. The Great Southwest Exposition. i At the close of the general meeting . the new board of directors met infor- I mally and, with W. G. Walz acting as ! temporary chairman, discussed at some I length plans for the proposed Great I Southwest International Industrial exposition, to be held in the winter of 1902. The chair appointed a committee of five. Messrs. Martinez, Hammett, Gifford, Hart, and Earle, to present the scheme to the coming mining con vention in the name of the chamber of commerce, and make an effort to ob tain a guarantee of five or tea thous and dollars from the mining men, conditional upon the success of El Paso's efforts to raise a large sum for the exposition. It was the sense of all the directors that the aid of Mexico and the United States government, as well as that of the territories and Texas, can be se cured toward the establishment here of a permanent industrial exposition. President's Report. Mr. Freudentnal's report was as fol lows: El Paso. Tex.. Jan. 9. 1901 To the Members of the El Paso Cham ber of Commerce: The chamber of commerce has com pleted its initial year and fully demon strated its usefulness as an organi zation founded for the express pur pose of advancing the interests of the city and tributary country, and I desire to briefly call your attention to its more important work. The chamber has been duly incorpo rated and organized under the laws of Texas and suitable quarters central ly located have been secured for a term of three years. This was possi ble through the liberality of sixteen members who each loaned $100 to pay for the building. This incurred a debt that the chamber will gradually pay. The directors, having recognized the fact that mining is the greatest in dustry of this section and that too much can not be done to encourage the development of its mineral resources, have at considerable trouble and ex pense gathered together a mineral dis play that is most creditable and use ful in advertising the mineral re sources of this section, and at the same time has placed El Paso on record as a city that is trying to develop all its surrounding country. It has demon strated that the usefulness of the chamber of commerce is not confined to the city limits. The mining com mittee has proved highly useful in preparing this exhibit, and great cred it is due to the members of the com mittee and its efficient assistant. Major S. M. Davis. The directors have also given muca attention to the international dam and always worked with the committee on irrigation, a committee that has at all times been ready to act. It has been the aim of the directors in working for the international dam that noth ing should be done that might be ob jectionable to our neighbors in New Mexico. With this end in view our representatives in Washington have been advised that it is the desire of the chamber of commerce that the litigation now pending over the Ele phant Butte dam be decided at the earliest possible time, that this im porta nt work might go on, and fur ther, that the objectionable clauses of the Stevens bill be eliminated. The Culberson bill, now pending be fore congress, will, in all probability, be so modified as to contain nothing that might be objectionable to New Mexico. While there still remains much to be done to obtain favorable legislation in this matter, much has already been accomplished. It is to be hoped that during the present ses sion of congress the dam will be as sured. The matter of freight rates has had a great deal of attention from the committee on transportation, one of the most important committee of the chamber. This committee has giv;i the matter most patient study, and decided nat it would be necessary to organize a freight bureau in this city and employ an experienced person to take charge of same. With this eni in view the committee has obtained the signatures of practically all the im portant shippers in the city to an agreement wherein all shippers agree to act together in matters of mutual interest. This secures unity of action among the shippers, and the first step has been accomplished. It now re mains for the committee to secure a revenue to pay the expenses of the freight bureau. The committe has taken some action in this matter and prepared a list assessing members of the chamber and others a certain amount to pay tne expense of . such freight bureau. As soon as it is defi nitely known what amount can be secured a competent person will be employed, and the important matter of freight rates will have proper at tention. That there are now many discrimi nations against El Paso on local ship ments out of the city is not disputed. The rates charged in many instances are prohibitory but we will never bo in a position to obtain redress until we can go before the roads that enter the city and present our claims intel ligently. We have no disposition tr antagonize any of the roads, but shall expect and demand fair treatment, and the commercial interests of El Par.o can not advance until this is accordel us. The question of manufactures has sit many times had the attention of the chamber through its committee on manufactures. In some instances bo nuses for establishing manufacturies here have been asked for. In all sucn instances it has been decided, that while manufacturies should be accord ed ail possible aid and encouragement. it would be unwise to give a bonus in money to establish such; although certain aid might in some instances be given, such as a gift of land for building to encourage industries not already established here. The directors have also interested themselves in many other matters of importance to the city. Persistent, but bo far unsuccessful, efforts have been made to have the ineffective quar antine against San Francisco abol-, ished. A number of distinguished vis- j itors to the city have been entertaiued, ' particularly Mr. Aspiroz. the Mexi can ambassador to the United States. Encouragement nas been given to the establishment of a mining asso ciation at El Paso, and this will be successfully accomplished during the I approaching carnival, and will do) much towards making El Paso a cen ter o fthe great mining country sur rounding us to which we must look tor our future growth. The directors have recognized the great importance of the Bisbee road now building, and are taking active measures to have this road built to El Paso, having practically offered the projectors $50,000 bonus to build to this city. That this road1 will be of immense advantage if built to this eity is undoubted. It will directly connect El Paso with the great pro ductive copper camps of this section, and we must not let this splendid opportunity pass by. The people of El Paso should be a unit and work to gether, and leave nothing undone to bring this road to our city. A large amount of literature, setting forth the advantages of El Paso, has been distributed, and an extensive cor respondence carefully attended to by our efficient secretary, Mr. Russell, to whom a large share of fhe credit for (he success of the chamber is due. A matter of importance for which the El Paso chamber of commerce takes full credit has been the move ment to form a state commercial or ganization, with a view to having all the commercial bodies of the state act together in matters of mutual intsr es. The El Paso chamber of com merce, after an extensive correspond ence with the other commercial bodies of the state, has issued a call for a meeting at Austin on January 25. All the commercial bodies of the state have been interested and we have ev ery reason to belive that much good will result therefrom to EI Paso and the entire 6tate. The present membership of the chamber is a little over 200 and the monthly income about $250, while the regular fixed monthly expenses are about $200. There is practically no cash in the treasury, and inasmuch as the income and the fixed monthly ex penses of the chamber are near.y equal it will be seen that the useful ness of the chamber will be seriously impaired unless more income is ob tained. The membership of the cham ber should be largely increased. There are many desirable persons in the city who would become members if its advantages were properly set be fore them. The chamber needs a few volunteers to solicit membership, and I feel satisfied that with proper ef fort the membership can be largely increased. The White Oaks and Sierra Madre roads and the El Paso Smelting Works have contributed liberally and are en titled to our lasting gratitude. All the other railroads have cooperated with the chamber by furnishing transporta tion for our representatives and for material for our mineral exhibit. In conclusion, I urge the people of El Paso to liberally support the in stitution which works for the interest of each and every one, and which has already accomplished much good and will accomplish much more in the fu ture. No man who has the interest of the city at heart can afford to refuse support to such an organization as this, and if given proper support by our people, and if the members them selves will take proper interest and be willing to give a few hours of their time for the public good, great results highly beneficial to our city will fol low, and it will become a power for good in the community. (Signed) S. J. Freudenthal, President. DOES IT PAY TO BUT CHEAP? 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