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EL PASO DAILY HERALD, MONDAY, MARCH 18. 1901. THE DAILY HERALD fabllshed Every Evening Except Sun day by the Herald News Company, EL PASO. TEXAS. MTOJC PLAzX TELEPHONE 115. mercantile community disabilities the loss through which must be recokned by hundreds of thousands. And to this loss must be added that of the manu facturing industries which supply the necessary apparatus. We grudge a good profit where it is due. We leg islate so as to cripple good profits, and then, having cut off the chief incentive to push and progress, wonder how 'we do not get them." Those who advocate the public own ership of public utilities will probably reply that' the evils and abuses men tioned, while real, are not necessary re sults of fcuch ownership. Whether, in the existing condition of things, they are probable results is another and harder question. An Independent Republican NEWSPAPER. ftlfid Enforcement cf Existing Laws Is the First Step Toward Mu nicipal Reform H. D. SLATER. Editor and General Manager, I. L. WEBBER, Ass't. Gen. Manager. H. L. CAPELL, Business Manager. JOHN SNEED. City Editor. C. C. WATSON, Special Representative. ntered at the Postoffice in El Paso, Texas for transmission through the mails at second class rates. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION: Daily, o.ne year $7.00 Daily, six months 3.50 Daily, three months 1.75 Daily, one month 60 Weekly, six months .... 1.00 Weekly, three months 50 TO ADVERTISERS: In order to insure prompt changes In advertising, copy for same should be at the business office not later than 10 a. m. ADVERTISING RATES: Rates of advertising in The Daily or Weekly HERALD will be made known upon application at the bust ness office. Those who prefer can nave a represntative of the busi ness department call upon them, who will quote prices and make contracts for space. Call telephone No. 115. Clasified advertisements for locals, ten cents per line for first insertion and live cents for each additional inser tion. Special rates upon Ave nun dred or one thousand lines of local, o be used in one month, will be tarnished upon application. The Daily HERALD Is delivered by carrier in El Paso. Texas, Juarez, Mexico, and at the El Paso smelting works, at fifteen (15c) cents per week, or sixty (60c) cents per month. Pnbscribers failing to get the HERALD regularly or promptly should call at the office or telephone no 115. All complains will receive prompt at . texttion. PUBLIC OWNERSHIP AS A CLOG IN THE WHEELS. Public ownership of public utilities is not always and in every respect an unqualified success. It does away with competition, which is the life of pro gress so far as most of the public utili ties are concerned. There are many people in the United States who want government control of railroads, tele graph systems, and express service, but it is doubtful whether the time is yet ripe for these sytems to be taken from private hands, where competition is so fierce that the systems have continually to improve and perfect every arrange ment for the public use, convenience and comfort. A correspondent of the London Stan dard resents the criticisms lately pass ed upon his countrymen by an English man residing in Minneapolis, and de clares Great Britain is behind the Uni ted States in such things as urb'an transportation and telephony, not be cause her inhabitants are unprogressive or unintelligent, but because they have allowed the general government or mu nicipal corporations to monopolize in ventions and exploit franchises that in America are in the hands of private and competing companies. In other words, the correspondent charges the whole trouble to the "pub lic ownership" idea, and he backs up the accusation with considerable skill. Under the English tramway act. he says, towns are empowered to buy out any street railway for the value of its material and plant, giving nothing for tho good will of the business that has been created. This he calls the most effective of ways for checking initiative and preventing the invention and adop tion of improvements. Here street railway plants have of ten been replaced by better ones twice in fifteen years, while English com panies. not daring to take any specula tive risk, can only adopt a system that has proved its practicability elsewhere, and a change to another system can be made only under the pressure of dire necessity. "In telephony," he adds, "we are ten years behind the times, thanks to the postoffice monopoly. But the whole ef fort of the department seems to have been devoted to avoiding the responsi bility of providing a telephone service itself, and at the same time preventing any one else from doing it. Fearful of its telegraph monopoly being touched, it has. to save a problematical loss of a few thousand a year, inflicted on the As will be seen upon reading the ac count of the doings of the New Mex ico legislature in today's Herald, there is a most gratifying tendency no ticeable among the lawmakers to pur sue a more conservative policy than has been their habit heretofore. Near ly every attempt that was made to in crease a salary or an appropriation was sat upon, while there were some notable reductions in outlay. It may be said that New Mexico is not alone in the good work of killing bills before they become laws. It is-true that some thing like ten thousand new laws will have been enacted this year when all the legislators are through with their work. But it must be remembered that forty or fift thousand bills will have been killed, much to the disgust of sev eral thousand worthy legislators and citizens. Of course not one tenth of the laws passed will ever be enforced. nor will any attempt be made to en force them. Especially futile are the laws designed to reform people's mor als bv statute. The law books are cumbered with untold masses of use les material, and although there is a marked tendency this year in most of the states to let up in the law making business, still it will be long before the yearly accretion of foolish and imprac ticable legislation is sensibly decreased. There are but two possible remedies. Either send the best men to the leg islatures, or cut the terms short and make the sessions once in two or three years, a month at a sitting, at two dol lars a day. We must either look upon our legislature as a dignified, able body. worthy of its cost, and worthy of trust. or as a necessary evil, to be avoided as long as possible, and then get through with at as' little cost and as little em barrassment to business as can be ar ranged. The question of the day is. Is a legislature to be considered as a Food, a Beverage, or a Dose? A neces-. sity, a luxury, or a means of grace? average man for the law. They are worse than foolish; they aie vicious, o Uncle Sam has betrayed Cuba. Be fore he came to the island it could j be as sick and dirty and yellow fev erish as it pleased, but today it is be in undermined with sewers and plumbing, and the ancient right of gar bage to pollute everything within smell of it has been torn from the cities and towns and the debris is disposed of in as cleanly and scientific a fashion as modern civilization knows of. Also Yellow Jack himself, one of the oldest inhabitants, is being hunted down as if he were a forger or kidnaper or common criminal, with the result that there are only three or four of his vie tims now where the island used to count them by the hundreds. Poor oppressed Cuba! o J. PierjKnt Morgan is to retire from business in a few months, as soon as he gets steel to running right. His friends suggested that he- take up the task of combining the railroad inter ests of the country, but Morgan said thanks no. he would leave it to a man of younger years and enthusiasms: he was content to leave business after be ing in the biggest financial and indus trial movement of his day, the consoli dation ot steel. Mr. Morgan made no statement of a desire to die poor or to enrich libraries, parks, churches. . or schools: but probably he will disperse somo of his millions for the world's good mosUmillionaires do nowadays, o There is a suit pending in Philadel phia against the New York Painless Dentistry company, in which a man asks for five thousand dollars damages on the grounds that when he went to have a tooth extracted he was assured that the operation would be attended with no pain. Whereupon the atten dant froze his gum and broke his jaw, much to plaintiff's hurt and injury. In Illinois a law has been introduced to punish severely any advertiser who misrepresents any fact concerning his goods or his services. If the two could be brought together now there might be an interesting case. o There is a strong sentiment through out the south in favor of a strong and respectable opporHion party. It Is the sentiment of many leading men who are now allied with the democrats that with the negro corrupt vote eliminated and the constitutionality of the state disfranchisement measures established the republican party will have a chance in tome states to win in straightfor ward contests, and will at least serve to turn political issues away from the traditional negro controversy, to live issues that are more to the point and more vital to the material welfare and prosperity of the south. It is under stood that President McKinley is In-: clining strongly toward adopting some plan that will hold the scattered and disorganized republican party in the south together, and make it possible for the best men in the states where the negro predominates to ally themselves with the party of national progress and stability. o Booker Washington is the best hu mored. the most practical, and the wisest of negroes. He says that the first and chiefest necessity for uprais ing the negro is a tooth brush. Next to the tooth brush and bath tub he urges skill in some trade. The Afro- American, a negro organ, published in Washington; is hammering away at some of Booker Washington's views, In a recent editorial, the paper sug gested that if the girls would spend their money on bath tubs instead of pianos, they and colored society loth would be better off. The high class ne gro girls or the cities all regard a piano in the parlor as the acme of lux ury and style. Rut it is not pianos nor Latin essays nor acquaintance with the poets that can redeem the negro race. As Booker Washington says, it is cleanliness, skill, industry, property, and decent living. The women came out to register in Topcka this year as they never did be fore. Some more of Mrs. Nation, no doubt. The registration of women this year was 2.000. again 1.200 two years ago; the registration of men was 4.400 this year, gainst 5.800 two years ago. Strange enough, the falling off in the male registration is not among the bet ter classes of the community. The change is distinctly a credit to the city. But it is to be hoped that the new ad ministration will promptly repeal the ordinance that lately passed the city council, declaring it a crime to serve a friend with wine or beer in one's own house, or to be. for any purpose, in a place where liquors are sold. Such measures are impossible of enforcement and tend to lower the respect of the The magazines and newspapers are not yet done with pulling King Ed- wird s character to pieces or with building it up. We read one day of his -unparalleled vices and weaknesses and the next of his unsurpassed virtues and strength. As prince there were but few to laud him to the skies and many to shake their heads over his debts and friends. Now there are many to praise and .explain. Likely as not he will do neither very well nor very ill as king. Jong Jaclt Tar. "Jolly" is the word generally asso ciate" 1 with the lack tar. tie is the picture of health, and the health bub bles over in mirth and merriment. When people are sick, especially when sickness attacks the 1 u u g the doctor often advises a sea voynfje. But in the large majority of cases the sea voyage is impossible. It is to the men and women of the worVaday world to whom sea voyage or change of climate are impossible, that Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery comes as the great est earthly boon. The effect of thia medicine upon those whose Jungs are " weak " is re markable. Even where there is bron chitis, spitting of blood, emaciation, weakuess, condi tions which if un checked or unskilfully treated lead to consumption, tolden Medical Discov ery" in ninety-eight cases out of a hun dred works a perfect and permanent cure. It strengthens the stomach ana other organs ot aigestion and nutrition. so that the body in all its parts is not merely fed but nourished. And it is by nourishment that Nature builds up the body to resist or throw oil disease. I had a terrible cough som-thin over a year afc ana cj'iia nmi nuinuii to slop 11. or even 19 " I -' " ' ' J - -" ' ' Ksq.. of Cameron. Screven Co., Oa. " I chanced to see an advertisement of yours, and forth with toueht a bottle of voiir invaluable ' OoHen Medical IH.scovery. Before I had taken half a bottle I w entirely well." Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipation. BANKS. BANKS. Joshua 8. Raynolds, President. Ulysies S. Stewart, Cashier. W. M. Flonrnoy. Vice-President. Jos. F. Williams, Ass't. Cashier. THE First National Bank EL PASO, TEXAS. CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. $150,000 R. Morehead, President. J. C. Lackland, Cashier. Joseph Magoffin, Vice-President. J. H. Russell. Ass't. Cashier. State National Bank ESTABLISHED APRIL. 1881. A legitimate banking business transacted in all its branches. Exchanas am all the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest price nald tor Mexican dollars. H. L. Newman, President, T. M. WIngo, Cashier. A. P. Coles. Vice-President, Wm. H. Webb. Assistant fWii.e J. G. Lowdon, Second Vice-President. The Lowdon National Ba !c Capital Paid in $100000. 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. J. George huzinger. H. E. Dillon, Ass't. Cashier. THE INTFRNATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK. Transacts a General Banking Business. Issues Drafts on all parts of the world. Buys and sells Mexican Money Pays Interests on Deposits In its SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT. Open from 9 a. m., to 7:30 p. m. Sheldon Block. The Accommodatio n Bank of El Paso. WHOLESALE GROCERS. Fort Apache, Arizona WHOLESALE GROCERS. H. Lesinsky. President, B. P. Micbelson. Secretary. THE A. Solomon, Vice-President. S. J. Freudenthal. General Manager. H. I ESIINSKV CO.. Special to The Herald. FORT APACHE. Ariz.. March 12- Wholesale Grocers AND JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS. The weather is fair and the Indians I We carry a complete line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, and ruar&ntM all nave ueguu meir spring worn, auu I &vwa w uc uidi-vimo. rva buiicii me trade OI dealers Only and arrva l l .. .1 . r n .u:. aciual.l n.. .In.. A nl 1 ' The automobile accidents multiply reminding one of the first days of the trolley car. The automobile is an un known factor-as yet. Its power and mechanism are theoretically a I right and no one can say wherein lie its par ticular and peculiar dangers, but for two or three years there will be a cer tain number of accidents and then the mobile will gradually become more and more domesticated until finally it will be as harmless as a rocking chair. o Washington would no doubt be glad to import some El Paso weather ' for inauguration days, at any price. o BRYAN AS HAMLET. By Charles Denby. a democrat, in The Forum. The position of parties has been re versed. Forty years ago the synonym for democracy was the word "pro gress. We were expansionists: we had annexed all the territory that could be acquired; we were ambitious and brave; we had absolute faith in republican institutions: we were in favor of the acquisition of Cuba. Now, although a majority of democrats both north and south are in favor of the same views, no one dares to put them in a written platform. Everything is changed. We do not seem to know where "we are at." We: have uncongenial associates, who come into our living room, put their feet on top of the mantel-piece, and make themselves perfectly at home, the same as if they were members of the family which they never were! Every man seems to be for himself, and "cusses hi? neighbor. As Senator Vest is said to have put the situation: "The young dogs hunt nothing but varmints, and the old dogs won't hunt at all." We have been playing Polonius to Mr. Bryan's Hamlet. We have railed our platform a "camel." a "weasel." or "whale." as our young Hamlet has dictated. Compare the original with the facts: Ham. Do you see yonder cloud, hat's almost in shape of a camel? Pol. By the mass, and 'tis like ? camel, indeed. Ham. Methinks. it is like a weasel. Pol. It is backed like a weasel. Ham. Or. like a whale? Pol. Very like a whale. rhe parallel is complete to the end. be ause Hamlet stabbed and killed Po lonius. while intending to kill another man! there is good prospect for a crop this year. There is more moisture in the ground this spring than there has been for years. Company "M" of the Ninth calvalry have been out on special drill practice lately and it wouldn't be a surprise if the boys got a job in the Philippines soon, i esterday was commissary day for the Fort Apache agency employes. This buying things from the govern ment through the courtesy of Major Powell, the commanding officer at the post, is quite a saving to the agency employes. The picnic trip to the Cave-dwellers' caves has been indefinitely postponed to some future time. Mr. C. L. Douglas, the government contractor, again failing to furnish the beef cattle on time, the C. C. C. Cattle Co.. undr the management of Messrs. Martin. Baker & Boskln. of Huranamo, Arizona, are fillinig the contract, the cattle arriving from San Carlos yester day. The butchering will begin at once. UNDERTAKERS. UNDERTAKERS. "'I II ' II UllUi I I llll Illlllllin III IIIMI I NAGLEY, LYONS m fikBEAN, j Expert Funeral Directors and Embalmers 1 Parlors 305 H Paso St.- J Office Open Day and Night - Telephone 197 X """i 111111111111111 111 1 iiiiii Mr. J. P. Jensen, of Shemway. Ari- Fine Funeral Furnishings zona, maae a ireignt trip irom rtoi- CIVII. SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR MOUNTED INSPECTOR. a brook to the post this week Mr. George Kennedy, clerk in Mr. Sbistert's Branch trading store here, has gone on a pleasure trip to Los Angeles, Cal., where he expects to re main for about one month. On his taking his vacation. Mr. George Aug ustine, of Holhrook. took his place and will remain during the former's ab sence. Mr. Ed. Wood, chief clerk in Mr. Wouslert'8 branch store here, has re turned to Holhrook. where he takes charge of the main store. Mr. Wooster, arriving himself today from Hoi brook to take charge of the store here. Mr. M. C. Coste. of Holbrook. arrived here Sunday from said place, with Mrs. Flower, who has now taken charge of the culinary department for the mess at the lionded government Indian school here. Stewart Reese, of this post, is off on a furlough. He intends visiting in Washington, and then he will go to the Philippines, where he will again enter upon duty. Mr. Albert B. Reagan is on his way to the "Sibikln" country, where he will take charge of the Indian farming. The place is situated forty-five miles from a postoffice There has been a great deal of trou ble here for some time between the agent and the government employes of same, and of late between the agent and the Indians, and last week all the chiefs of the White Mountain Indians came to the agent and tendered him their resignations forty-five in all Mr. Armstrong has the painful job of calling a "new ministry." Yesterday Mr. Itlivens, of Holbrook. arrived with Mr. Zeveley. U. S.Special Indian agent from Washington, and today things are at an unrest here. Every one is look ing for What next. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. The Chas. R. Henderson Co. FUNERAL DIKECI0RS and EMBALMERS. : Competent Lady Assistant S. El Paso Street. Phone 211. " SECOND HAND DEALERS. SECOND HAND DEALERS. New and Second-Band Forniture The New Store at the old stand la where prices talk. A True Confession is Food for the Soul 1 promised the public to pay them more tor their goods aad give them more roods for their money than any buyer in El Paso. I make this talk and stand by It. C. C. S HELTON Across from Zelger Hotel 116 SOUTH 0RE60N STREET This is to certify that the Union Mu tual Life Insurance company of Port land. Maine, has in all respects fully complied with the laws of Texas as conditions precedent to its doing busi ness in this state and that said com pany holds a certificate of authority from this office entitling it to do busi ness in this state for one year, from the 1st day of January. 1901. to the 31st day of December. 1901. Given under my hand and seal, at office in Austin, the day and date first above written. Jefferson Johnson. Austin. Feb. 23. 1901. Commissioner. The I'nited States civil service com mission announces that on April 22. 901. an examination will be held in I Paso for the various positions in the customs service in this city, in cluding mounted inspector and inspect- ress. Persons who desire to compete should at once apply to the secretary j or tne local board of examiners at the custom house at EI Paso. See El Paso Wall Paper company for painting. No. 103 Myrtle avenue. Tel- Diamonds and all other precious stones bought, sold and exchanged. If you want the value on any precious stone we will give It gratis. Silberberg Bros., the Diamond Brokers, 102 San Antonio street. next to First National Bank. Houses for rent on page seven. TAILORS. TAILORS. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 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 a complete line of Gents' Furnishing Goods. JOHN BRTJlSnSTER, The Tailor. 104 El Paso St X 1 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m 1 1 1 SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR LATE BOOKS In the Palace of the King Alice of Old Vincennes Crittenden. Jno. Fox. Jr. The Master ChrisUan With Hoops of Steel Eben Holden. A Friend of Carsar. With Ring of Shield. The Grip of Honor. Short Story Masterpieces. A full line of late popular books, standard books, etc. Any book wanted can be had in a few days if not on hand. M. H. WEBB, DRUGGIST. i i ephone 585.