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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
A cheap remedy for coughs and colds
is all right, but you want something
that will relieve and cure the more se
vere and dangerous results of throat
and lung troubles. What shall you
do? Go to a warmer and more regular
climate? Yes, if possible; if not pos
sible for you, then in either case take
the ONLY remedy that has been in
troduced. In all civilized countries with
success In severe throat and lung
troubles, "Boschee's G rman Syrup."
It not only heals and stimulates the
tissues to destroy the germ disease,
but allays inflammation, causes easy
expectoration, gives a good night's
rest, and cures the patient. Try ONE
bottle. Recommended many years by
all druggists in the world. Get Green's
Prize Alamanac.
Sold by dealers in all civilized coun
Putrefying food in the Intensitines
produces enects like those of arsenic,
but Dr King's New Life Pills expel the
poisons from clogged bowels, gently.
easily, but surely, curing Constipation,
Bllliousness, Sick Headache, Fevers,
all Liver, Kidney and bowel troubles.
Only 25 cents, at W. A. Irvin & Co's.
Myar's Opera House
One Night Only.
Thursday, January 10,
The Prince of Comedians,
Alba Heywood
Peerless Company
Heywood's Bi-Chloride of fun cures
everything, including the blues. He
treats the entire system through the
eye and ear. Throats examined while
you laugh. No pain (except in the
side). You yell, but it don't hurt.
You cry, but it s from laughing.
Regular prices, 50 cents, 75 cents.
and $1.00.
Myar's Opera House
Two Nights Commencing
Friday. Jinuary 11.
Return Engagement of
The Jossey Stock Co.
In Two of the Strongest Plays of To
day. Camille. Quo Vadis.
Including strong Vaudeville Feat
ures, among which are the Millac
Bros. Famcus Diarama.
Prices. 10c, 20c. 30c, and 50c for best
reserved seats.
The only chance to see the Big Show.
Grand Saturday Matinee 2:30.
DR. F. Tw SAV,
DrivR all forma
, c .of disease out . ot
yuur system.
Cure of all dis
eases absolutely
insured by taking
my herb medicine
Compound. Cured
over 600 diseases
in this city. No
The secret of his
success Is:
He guarantees to
cure people of
catarrh, consum
ption, rupture, asthma, cough,, gonorr
hoea, lost manhood, pneumonia, fever
stricture, erysipelas, syphillis, rheuma
tism, paralysis ana an remale troubles.
Medicine mailed to nnv nrirfrncs of
fice 311 St. Louis Street. -
Office hours: FVom nam tn 1 n
m. Consultation free.
Every One Eats
Host popular lunch counter In tn
city. Anything yon want; the beat or
food and the beat ot service.
"The bestOhllt Con Oarne In the city
very night at 8 o'clock."
Open Day and Night..
209 Su Antonio SL - EL PASO
Public school studied Rnnfneaa
Spanish Language Type writing
mnaerganen. Address nil faso Pri
vate school. Box 497.
If you want Nobby and
neat Suit of the best material
call on
Th e Merchant Tailor
Fl '
Occidental Restaurant
Regular Meals 25 Cents. '
Short Orders a all Hour. .TMn t 1 a
8 p. m. Everything brand new ana
strictly first class sarrUx.
103 Utah St. i&"S2sgx&?;S
Civil and Mechanical
Special attention elven to Seal Xs
tate and Probate Law. Will practice
in all the courts.
Civil. Bydraolic and Mining Engineer;
Have had Forty Years' Experience
Colonia Juarez : : : : Mexico.
Suits from $24.C0 and Up
Pants from $6.00 and Up.
Merchant 312
Tailors San Antonio St.
Room 28. Bronson Block
T-t -!f !L--V;- . -VI
For the Toilet Table
Our Complexion Creams, Toilet
Waters. Perfumes, and Powders are
indispensable for the refined and
daintV woman. We ha evnrvthfn?
in toilet articles in sponges, loofahs,
sea salt, fine soaps, bath, nail and
tooth brushes, that are of superior
manufacture and reliable quality.
of good things would give the "Blue
Ribbon" to us, when it comes to the
finest, freshest confectionery it is pos
sible to make. We spare no expense In
material, no pains in workmanship, to
make our Christmas candies as good
as anybody's some say they are even
better. Fancy boxes full of candy for
Xmas gifts and a full line of Christ
mas tree decorations.
Next to Postofflce.
Ballinf er & LoDfwelL
Transfer. Livery, Feed
and Sale Sables.
New Rigs, itubber '1 ires, Good Drivers.
. Hack Service Promptly Furnished.
Transferring of Freight, Light and
heavy hauling. Consignments of
freight in car lots for distribution
given prompt attention. .
Have fine accommodations for hand
ling live stock in transit through the
Give osa Trial.
Full line of wagons, buggies, and de
livery wagons.
Nos. 12 and 14 San Francisco street,
and 106 Santa. ?e street.
If You
want to find a man and
don't - see him en the
street, gt to the . . .
The . .
Resort. . .
Unier One Management
RATES $2 00 to $3.00. All outside sunny
rooms. Excellent table board. Batter
and cream from c ur own Jersey dairy.
Special rates by tha month.
European clan rates 75c to fl.60." Finest
rooms and finest furnished In tba city.
Every room has pure porcelane baths.
Special rates by the week or month.
American Cooks.
Everything strictly first-class.
Chopped in Two.
Your dollar split in the middle
when you buy coal that Is half
waste ashes, clinkers, slag.
Why not get a dollar's worth for
your dollar? How? Buy hon
est, clean, well-screened, accu
rately weighed coal from
Payne Badger Coal Co
Wholesale and Retail Dealers im
'Phone 389. Second and Chihuahua.
A Singer
Sewing Machine
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