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EL PASO DAILY HERALD, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1901.
PAGE TWO. THE DAILY HERALD Pmftllshed Every Evening Except Sun day by the Herald News Company, EC PASO. TEXAS. fclTTLE PLAZA. TELEPHONE 115 An Independent Reputtican NEWSPAPER. Wtfd Enforcement of Existing Laws is the iirst step 1 owaru mu nicipal Reform xs t ct . A TTTT? TCdltr.r and General Manager I. L. WEBBER, Ass't. Gen. Manager. H. L- CAPELL, Business Manager. JOHN SNEED. City Editor. C. C. WATSON, Special Representative Sntemi at the Postofflce In El Paso Texas for transmission through the mails at second class rates. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Daily, o.ne year $7.00 Dally, six months 3.50 Daily, three months 1-75 Daily, one month Weekly, six months 1-00 Weekly, three months 50 TO ADVERTISERS: To nntar tn Incnro nmtTITlt chancres in advertising, copy for same should be at the business office not later than 10 a. m. A nVFBTrSINn RATES: Rates of advertising in The Daily or uTooiriv wtjtt? A T T will be made known upon application at the busi ness omce. icose who preiur uu havn a ronrmntatlvo of the busi ness department call upon them, who will quote prices and make contracts for space. jau teiepnone rxu. us. Clasifled advertisements for locals, ten nno Una fni- first Insertion and five cents for each additional inser tion. Special rates upon five hun dred or one thousand lines of local, be used in one montn, wui ue furnished upon application. The Daily HERALD Is delivered by Mn4or in F!l Tnsv Texas. Juarez. Mexico, and at the El Paso smelting works, at niteen ucj cenu per vwv - cItt tGCi ivnts npr month. Subscribers failing to get the HERALD regularly or promptly should call at the office or telephone no 115. All complains will receive prompt at tention. TWO ALTERNATIVE COURSES OF ACTION LOOKING TOWARD GET TING A DAM OR TWO IN THE RIO GRANDE. There are some people in El Paso who are making a mistake, in weaken ing in the position they assumed, per sonally and officially, with regard to the vexed dam question. At the meet ing the other day, Mr. Turney made a vigorous statement of his experiences in Washington. Not all that he said was published in The Herald, although it was taken down verbatim, because it would not be politic to print it all. But certainly those who were present were highly enlightened by the sena tor's account. The sentiment was developed at the meeting, to change front again, and turn in to fight the Elephant Butte scheme, and the people of New Mexico, in the effort to get the El Paso dam at all hazards. The matter cannot be said to have been fully discussed, but at least some of those present evinced a disposition to go back on all that had preceded, and take action diametrical ly opposed to that action taken only a few months ago. El Paso does not wish to seem to be acting in bad faith in this thing. The people of this city, after mature delib eration, lasting Beveral years, came to the conclusion that no good would j come of prolonging the fight against the interests of New Mexico, into . which, unconsciously, they had been ; drawn. When the chamber of com-' merce took action, recommending the discontinuance of the litigation on the part of the government, and favoring the due recognition of the rights and necessities of New Mexico, that action truly represented the sentiments of a majority c. the thinking men of the community. This sentiment has not changed. We want water for irrigation, but there are a good many intelligent people in El Paso- who have got to be shown how antagonizing New Mexico will help El Paso, before they will consent to the use of the name of the city or the chamber of commerce to perpetrate an act of bad faith. It is not necessary to deviate from the policy already laid down. If, as Senator Turney said, the New Mexico people had got ahead of us and worked on the feelings of Am- , bassador Asplroz so as to make him . forget what he said at a recent meet- ' ing in this city, then it is for us to wake up. and show the folks in "Wash ington that we are smarter than we fiwm. We oueht to be ashamed of ourselves, if we cannot be forceful and honest at the same time. It is not business to fight New Mex ico. We may turn up our noses and say that New Mexico needs us more than we need New Mexico, and all that sort of stuff, but when we get right down to the bottom of things we know very well that El Paso is more a part of New Mexico, commercially, than it is of any other state or territory, and it is to the development of the upper valley, and the mines in the west, and oil in the east, that we must look for the quickest and most direct prosperity, We must scrupulously- avoid getting the big head, as a city. We must scru pulously avoid offending our best cus tomers. And they would have a right to get offended if we should turn our coats inside out and inaugurate a new fight on the upper valley. Any candid man must admit that ev ery time the matter has come before the courts the contentions of the Uni ted States government and its agent, General Mills, have been proved In valid. The Herald would like to see some dam built pretty quick, but Sen ator Turney expressed the sentiments of hundreds of honorable men in this community when he said he would have nothing to do with the project if it was merely a method of gettlng'gov ernment appropriation for the benefit of El Paso merchants. Unless the scheme is feasible as a permanent ir rigation scheme it should not be un dertaken. The Herald has many times brought forward two possible solutions ct the difficulty. Either one of these would be better than a continuation of the senseless squabbles with which we have been afflicted so long. The two alternative plans of action are these First, endeavor to get the Mexican government to consent to the construc tion of the El Paso dam, to cancel all claims, without any prohibition against the use of the water above El Paso, fur ther than to provide for the "equitable distribution" of the water in an honest sense. It is probable that both the contemplated dams could be built on a smaller scale than heretofore contem plated, and it is practically certain that there will be water enough for both. Hut leave the United States govern ment to settle the rights of the riparian residents, subject to a reasonable share of the water guaranteed to Mexico. This plan would be that to which the Mexican ambassador agreed when he was in this city, and if El Paso had car ried on any sort of a campaign in Washington following that event, there would have been no trouble now. That there is trouble, is the result of our own carelessness. The mistake is not irretrievable. Or, second, work for the construction of the upper dam as an international project. Competent engineers have said that the upper site is far better than this one, and it is quite possible that under proper direction and super vision by the United States govern ment there would be ample water to supply the valley both above and below this city. If. in practice, we should find that the water was sufficient to permit the building of a new dam be low the Elephant Butte dam, neither Mexico nor the United States could possibly object. ' Engineers say that the Rio Grande has a heavy underflow along its whole length, but in addition to that it virtually becomes a series of separate rivers in the season of tor rential rains, and that a dam at Ele phant Butte would still leave enough flood water to fill a good sized dam here, taken in connection with the in evitable overflow from the upper dam in the flush season. i The two plans are about equally meritorious. Either work for the El Paso dam without prejudicing the sub sequent construction of an upper dam, or work for the construction of the up per dam as an international project without prejudicing the subsequent construction of a dam here. But in the name of progress choree one path or the other, and follow it consistently until something tangible is accom plished. IT IS TIME TO GET TO WORK ON THE MINERAL EXHIBIT It is not highly creditable to some individuals in this city that they per mit the irresponsible clatter of other individuals to interfere with such a very necessary thing as an exhibit of the mineral resources of the Great Southwest at the Buffalo exposition. It is almost certain that, if Professor Carrera had been given the authority a month or six weeks ago to get up an exhibit, the exhibit would have been an assured fact by this time. But no. there were usual kickers to stick their fat and nerveless fingers into the pie and spoil it for the paying boarders. The Herald admires the man who does things. There are a whole lot of conceited city builders in this vicinity who take it all out in cussing the oth er fellow, and repeating irresponsible stories for the sole purpose of injuring somebody and keeping back the wheels of progress. These people are all right in their way. they are often good fellows personally, and unfortu nately they are too often men of in fiuence. But as progressive forces they are a caricature, and as conservative forces they are a failure, because they cause the real workers to break all the Ten Commandments in the endeavor to characterize their obstructive' tac tics as the case requires. It does look to any reasonable men that when a man wants to work it would be only gracious to let him. The worthy professor did not ask for mon ey, but only ror authority, and he is a man who can be counted on to do credit to the region and its resources. Why the matter should be cumbered up with a lot of committees and reso lutions and deferred action it is hard to tell, when the exposition opens May first. El Paso is going to have the exhibit, because it is absolutely necessary that she should. But it would be a mighty good thing to turn the whole project over to Professor Carrera. with full authority to get up an exhibit and represent this section at Buffalo. With any sort of support from the people of El Paso he will be able to make up a fund in the surrounding country, and arrange for an exhibit that will open the eyes of the eastern people. But it takes a man who will work to do these things, and a little less cold water con tributions from those who should know better. They do some things better in Kan sas than they do in Texas. The state ment is startling, shocking to some of our most rabid Texaphiles. and the square jawed Carrie comes tripping along to sit beside us in our mind's eye. Hut Kansas has a better regis tration law than Texas has. In Kan sas, in those cities where registra tion is required, citizens can find an ofHcer at a designated place ready to enter names of qualified voters upon the books any business day of the year, with the exception of the ten days pre ceding an election. If this plan were combined with the payment of a poll tax not less than six months in ad vance of any election, it would be well nigh perfect. The time is coming some day, some day, when the corrupt politi cian will not.be the whole thing, and the honest voter will have a show for his white alley. A first step in the re form is to see that the new constitu tional amendment for Texas is carried when it comes before the people. This is a vital matter, and worthy of the strongest efforts on the part of the de cent people of the state of Texas. William Allen White, who propound ed and answered the query, "What's the matter with Kansas?" has had himself interviewed in Chicago. He said some pretty good things, among which the following nuggets may be found : "Kansans are neither idle dream ers nor mere theorists. John Brown was a crank and was dead wrong, in theory and practice, but a great many men are right who are wrong. For the last ten years there has been a feeling among business men that liquor is in jurious to the best development of American minds and hands. Carrie Nation represents a universal feeling of animosity toward liquor and the liquor traffic. If she did not represent this feeling she would not have so many emulators. She is probably a lit tle touched, but so have been all the prophets:" o- In Kansas City they are trying to unite all the commercial, mercantile, and trade organizations into a great chamber of commerce, and the various trade organizations and the newspa pers are working to that end. The business men have it brought home to them often how necessary coopera tion is in city building, and how desir able it is to combine in public pro jects upon common standing ground. Here in this city we start out with a central organization, which is being run on the "department plan" is being so satisfactory in other cities. It would bo the height of folly to permit the body to become decentralized. Ev ery effort should .be made to keep the central body intact, and then diversify the interests as much as possible. o THE MAN WITH THE PEN. From the Washington Post. It must be enumerated among the in teresting and significant phenomena of the progressive spirit of the age that the literary press bureau is developing with remarkable strides into a potent and irres-'istable force which will not be denied recognition. There has been no better vindication of Richelieu's aphorism Beneath the rule of men entirely great. The pen is mightier than the sword than the almost universal employment now being made of the man with the ready pen and the fertile imagination to be the true and trusty champion of a noble cause on which powerful men stake their hopes of success. It all started out with the press agent for the circus. It is still within the ken of those living when the circus agent came to town with his literary assortment of choice lies about the wonders of the- cenocephalus, which curned out to be the common dog-ape; rm Asnsraed To go anywhere with my face in thia condition," is the expression of a very natural feeling. To a beautiful woman an eruption on the face is the greatest of calamities, her very beauty seeming to increase the disfigurement. Ninety eight times in every hundred, eruptions re cured by Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, and the skin recovers its maiden bloom and softness. "Golden Medical Discovery " is a medicine which acts directly on the blood, purifying it, increasing its quantity and its rich ness. Eruptions, blotches, pimples, etc., are but surface signs of the corrupt blood current underneath. " Discovery'' cleanses the blood, and so cleanses the skin. "For about one year and a half my face was wim hadlv biokeh out." writes Miss Carrie Adams of i iA West Main St.. Battlecreek, Mich. 1 pcnt a Kreat denl of money with doctors and for different kinds of medicine, but received no benefit At last I read one of your advertise ments, and obtained a bottle of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. Before I had taken one Ixiltleof this medicine I noticed a change, and after taking three bottles I was entirely cured." Ir. Merce's Pleasant Pellets keep the bowels in healthy condition. the Cardiff giant lhal proved to be the hanuiwork of man. and wonderful whales that proved too much for hu man nostrils and were, after all, only an upholstery of a mass of cement bar rels. Then came the more refined order of the literary advance agent for the the ater, with his interesting collection of stories of actresses who were robbed of their jewels and the like, which had their day and season, and then the press agent worked his way into the realm of statecraft, and we bad the ex ample of Bismarck enjoying a literary staff to further ambitious projects which shook thrones and shattered dy nasties. Today the man with the pen is a firm fixture in politics, and whether the fate of a pending bill or the question of war or peace be involved in the issue. the literary bureau wields potent in fluence for good or ill. When an ac tive man suddenly disappears from the platform of fame or subsides into ob scurity the question should not be what has become of him. but where is his press agent? The world moves on. Old methods are discarded and new ones take their place. The press agent has taken his place in the line of march and is car rying a banner. He is a power work ing with the silent ways of destiny. The man with the syord and the man with the pen are not separate factors, as once they were, but cooperating forces. The man with the pen is a twentieth century institution, and no one living can foretell his real end or predict his future achievements. THE ATCHISON. TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY CO. PASSENGER DEPARTMENT. Annual Convention, American Cat tle Growers' Association, Denver, Col., March 5-7, 1901. For the above occasion the following reduced lata arrangements are author ized in the sale of tickets to Denver, Colorado: Fare one-third on CERTIFICATE PLAN: certificates to be signed by Mr. E. A. DeRicqles. secretay Union Stock Yards, Denver, Colo., and to be execut eb by joint agent of the Western Pas senger association, who will be in at tendance on such dates as may be ar ranged for to execute certificates. Certifieats showing purchase of tick ets March 2-4, inclusive, wil lbe honred if presented not later than March 20, 1901. J. S. Morrisson, C. P. A. CLOSING OUT SALE. Entire stock and fixtures, including groceries, shelving, and counters. Four scales. One Refrigerator. One Large Fire Proof Safe. One Letter Press. Office Furniture. Horse, wagon, and harness. In whole or part to suit the pur chaser. R. B. Bias, 203 North Stanton street. LA UNION CIGAR FACTORY. The best grade of Mexican Cigars. The Victoria Colon a specialty. We do a strictly wholesale business. Mail orders promptly filled. A. ALVAREZ. Prop., 204 Mesa Avenue, El Paso, Tex. There is always danger in using counterfeits of DeWitfs Witch Hazel Salve. The original is safe and cer tain cure for piles. It is a toothing and healing salve for sores and all skin diseases. Fred Schaefer, drug gist. Railway tickets bought, sold and ex changed. Cut rates to all points. Members of American Ticket Brokers' association. Silberberg Bros., the Ticket Brokers, 102 San Antonio street, next to First National Bank. Like bad dollars, all counterfeits of DeWitfs Witch Hazel Salve are worth less. The original quickly cures piles, sores, and all skin diseases. Fred Schaefer, druggist. POPULAR WANTS, 10 cents a line, once; 20 cents a line, three timc3. Six words to line. Everything in drugs at Campbell & Grayson's. Joshua S. Raynolds, President. Ulysses S. Stewart. Cashier. First National Bank EL PASO, TEXAS. CAPITAL AND C. R. Morehead, President. J. C. Lackland. Cashier. State National Bank ESTABLISHED APRIL. 1881. A legitimate banking business transacted in all its branches. Exchange on all the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest prite paid for Mexican dollars. H. L. Newman, President. T. M. Wlngo, Cashier. . A. P. Coles, Vice-President. Wm. H. Webb, Assistant Cashier. J. G. Lowdon, Second Vice-President. The LowdonNational Bank Capital Paid(in $100 000. The Purchase and Sale of Mexican Maney and Exchange a Specialty. Safety deposit boxes for rent. Telegraphic transfers to all parts of the world. Enrique C. Creel, ' H. E. Dillon, J. George hnzinger. Ass't. Cashier. THE 1NTKRNATI0NAL EXCHANGE BANK. Transacts a General Banking Business. Issues Drafts on all parts of the world. Buys and sells Mexican Money Pays Interests o n Deposits in its SAVINGS BAN K DEPARTMENT. Open from 9 a. m., to 7:30 p. m. Sheldon Block. The Accommodation Bank of El Paso. WHOLESALE GROCERS. H. Lesinsky, President. B. P. Mlchelson, Secretary. THE H. IESI1NSKY CO.. Wholesale AND JOBBERS We carry a complete line of Staple and our goods to be first-class. We solicit especial uieauon iu nut orders. ; UNDERTAKERS. UNDERTAKERS. - I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II II I I II I I I I I j j NAGLEY, LYONS AlcBEAN, I Expert Funeral Directors and Embalmers i Parlors 305 Office Open Day and Night 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 SECOND HAND DEALERS. New and Second-Hand Fnrniture , The Now Store at tb old (Land la where price talk. X True Confession is Food for the Soul I promised the public to pay them more for their food od give them more foods for their money than any buyer in El Paso. I make this talk and stand by it. C. C. SHELTON Across from Zeijrer Hotel TAILORS. TAILORS. II I I I I 1 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 1 I M-KM 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 I 1 1 I II I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Let us take your Measure For your winter suit We guarantee a perfect fit and will show you the largest stock of samples to select from. We also carry Gents Furnishing Goods. The Tailor. 104 El Paso St 1 1 II 1 M I II II I 1 1 I I I II I I I I I I I I 1 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I "Cleanliness is Next to Godli ness." El Paso Dairy Company Producers and Dealers in PURE MILMREAM The Largest and Most Complete Dairy in the Southwest. J. A. SMITH, Manager. Phone 156. Office at Buttermilk Cafe. I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I II 1 1 I I The Chas. R. HendersouOCo. FUNERAL DIRECTORS and FMRAI MFRR. Fine Funeral Furnishings- Competent Lady Assistant S. El Paso Street. Phone 211. BANKS. W. M. Flournoy, Vice-President. Jos. F. Williams, Ass't. Cashier. THE SURPLUS. $150,000 Joseph Magoffin, Vice-President. J. H. Russell. Ass't. Cashier. WHOLESALE GROCERS. A- Solomon, Vice-President. S. J. Freudenthal. General Manager. Grocers OF DRY GOODS. Fancy Groceries, and euarantM ail the trade of dealers only, and zlva El Paso St. - Telephone 197 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 SECOND HAND DEALERS. 116 SOUTH 0RE60N STREET a complete line of v I II I I I I 1 1 I I I I 1 1 1 1 1 I I I 1 1 I I I I I II I I I I 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 I I II I I I I I I DO YOU EAT? If You Do and Like Something Good Call at the BUTTERMILK CAFE. Where you will find home cooking and the finest cup of coffee in the city. 313 North Oregon Street. MILK DEPOT. DAIRY LUNCH. Milk and Cream Fresh From Our Own Dairy. Open Until Midnight. hiL, PASO DAIRY CO., Props. M. F. MAYHEW. Mgr. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I 1 1 I I II II 1 hi