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VOL. 2B SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO. SATURDAYi APR1L41. 1908 NCMt ORDINANCE. UK IT ORDAINED HT THE CITT COUNCIL. OP THE CITY OF 80- COKRO: Section 1. It (hall b unlawful for any person to daman or In any way Interfere with the polea, pouts, tow ers, wire or other fixture or appli ances, or any plpa or conduits now. In, upon or over, or which may hereafter be placed In. upon or. over any "of the streets, avenues, alley or other public grounds of the city of Hocorro, used or Intended to be u-a for the transmission of tele graph or telephone messnces, or any electric current for light or power, unless sal. I person be duly authorli ed ao to do by the mayor or city coun cil, or by the person or corporation owning or us.ng such poles, posts, i towt-rs. wires or other fixtures or tip pltanees, pipes or conduits, now In upon or over, or which may here alter be pl-iced In. upon or over any of the strc-ets, avenues, alleys or oth ed public grounds of the cl-y of Ho corro. used or Intended to be used for the transmission of telerrhph or telephone messagei or any elctrlr current for light or power. Any person who shall violate the provisions of Section 1. of this ordi nance, shall be punished by a fine f not less than fifty dollars and not I. aire thnn One Hundred Dollars, or by Imprisonment In tho County or City Jail, for not less than thirty, nor more thnn sixty days. Section 2. Paswd by the City Coun cil of the City of Socorro, this 16th day of March, A. D. 1Í08. (SEAL) H. O. BURSUM. Mayor. By Newcomb. ATTEST: W. D. NEWCOMB. Clerk. OIiniNANCK. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SO. CORRO: Section 1. There Is hereby given and granted to the Socorro Electric Com puny, a corporation organized under the laws of the Terrl.ory of New Mexico, the right, privilege and franchise to construct, maintain and operate a power plant within said City; to furnish and sell electric light and power t sal J city and the Inhab itants thereof; to use the streets, avenues, alleys and public grounds of the said city of Socorro, Including any territory that may hereafter be annexed to said city, for the erec tion of pole-j, posts and towers, pipes and conduits, stretching, running and suspending wires for the purpose of transmitting electric and other power to supply said City and the In bltants thereof with light and power, and also for the purpose of transmit ting said power beyond the corporate limits of said City for use of persons residing outside the corporate limits of said City or for any other pur pose, subject to the terms and condi tions hereinafter mentioned. Section 2. The franchise hereby granted shall authorise the Socorro Electric Company, hereafter styled "The Company," to build, equip and maintain . all necessary buildings, structures, machinery, appliances and appurtenances within said City, for producing, transmitting, selling and supplying electric light and power; to nuke all necessary ex cavations In the streets, avenues, al leys and public grounds of said City for pipes, conduits, poles, posts, tow ers or other appliances necessary for the enjoyment of said franchise; provided, however, that the rights and privileges hereby granted shall not be exercised or enjoyed so as to occasion public or private damage or Injury. Section 3. The poles, posts, wires and other fixtures shall be so erect ed, placed, constructed and managed as not to Interfere with any water pipe or hydrant, or with the poles, wires or other structures of any tele phone or tele-graph lines now erect ed and used along the streets or av enues of said City, nor with any trees within the streets, avenues, alleys, parks or other public grounds of sala City. Nor with any drains, side walks, sewers or street crossings. The mayor or other proper officers of said City may designate the places where said poles, posts or towers are to be constructed, and upon failure to do so, the said Company shall place and erect the samo as near the outer edge of the sidewalks of all streets and avenues as practicable so as to cause the least possible Interference with the pasea ge of persona and ve hicles. And all such poles, posts, tow ers, pipes, conduits and other struc tures In said streets, avenues or oth er public grounds shall be subject at any time to regulations by the City Council, and under the direction and control of the same. Section 4. The Company shall In stall and maintain such transform era, fuses, Insulation nd other appli ances on or along all wires placed or suspended by It as shall safe guard against, or minimise the dan ger to persons and property from electric current; but said Company shall not be required to maintain any o'.i. appliances or to take any fur ther precautious than are customart ly .maintained and taken by well managed electric light and power companies. Section 6. The City of Socorro will furnish said Company with ' water from the city mains for use In the boilers at Its power plant, but for no other purpose, for the period of one year after said plant Is Installed and In operation, free of charge; and thereafter, so long aa said operations shall continue under this franchise, at the rate of eight cents per thous and gallons; all meters, pipes and connections with the city main to b furnished and put In by and at the tip tins of the Company. Section 6. In consideration of the rights, privilege and franchise here by grantej. the Company shall furn ish to the City, free of charge, for the purpose of lighting the streets, avenues. parks and other public grounds of said City, during the' life of this franchise, ele-ctrlc current for one 1000 candle power arc light and twenty 40 candle power Incande scent lights, moon light schedule. The Company shall also furnish said City electric current for such additional lights or other purposr-g as aaay be authorised by the city council at not more than the max imum scale of rates hereinafter pro vided. The company shall furnish elec tilo .current for lights, power and other purpones at not a gre-itc-r chtrge than the maximum scale- of ratea, to-wlt: for current used on nny prem'se.s and measured by one meter, using per month Iam than 6 K. Ws. 25c per K. W. From S to 10 K. Ws. 22V4c per K. W. From 10 to 15 K. Ws. 20c per K. W. From 15 to 21 K. Ws. ISc per K. W. From 20 to 25 K. Ws. HI He per K. W. From 25 to SO K. Ws. 15c per K. W. From 30 to 40 K. Ws. 14c per K. W. From 40 to 60 K. Ws. 12 He per K. W. From 60 to CO K. Ws. He per K. W. From 0 to 75 K. Ws. 10c per K. W. From 75 to 90 K. Ws. e per K. W. From 90 to 125 K. Ws. 8 He per Kt W. From 125 to 150 K. Ws. Rc per K. W. From 150 to 175 K. Ws. 7V4c per K. W. From 175 to 200 K. Ws. 7c per K. W. From 200 to 250 K. Ws. 6 He per K. W. From 250 to 300 K. Ws. and over. 6c per K. W. and 2 cents additional per K. W. If b;ii to customer for such current for any one month rhall not be paid on or before tha tenth day of the next succeeding month. Whenever the Company's gross receipts, derived from tho furnishing of electric current to customers for any and all purposes shull exceed $10,000.00 per annum, said maxi mum scale of rates shall be changed as follows: Less than 6 K. Ws. 20c per K. W. From 5 to 10 K. Ws. 18c per K. W. From 10 to 20 K. Ws. lHc per K. W. From 20 to 30 K. Ws. 15c per K. W. Other rates of said scale to re main unchanged, and 2 cents addi tional per K. W. and bill Is not paid before the tenth of the next succeed ing month, as above provided. At the expiration of each ten year period, during the life of this fran chise, the maximum schedule of rates, that may be chargc-J by the Company, shall be changed and es tablished In conformity to the fol lowing provisions: For the purpose of determining the maximum scale of rates to be charged during the second ten year period, the Company, during the firth year of this franchise shall make cards of Its load at the power house one day each week through out the year, taking each djy of the week in succession; and from said cards, tho total wattage for the en tire year shall be computed; the to tal expenses of operation for said year. Including taxes and ten per cent on actual value of plant for depreciation, shall be divided by the total wattage, to determine the cost of production per K. W. at tho pow er plant for said year. The cost of production per K. W. for the tenth year shall be deter mined in the same manner. And the maximum schedule of rates for the second ten year period shall bear the same ratio to the schedule of rates In force during the fifth year as the co.it per K. W. for said tenth year bears to the cost for said fifth year. The maximum scale of rates for the third ton year period shall bear the same ratio to the schedule of rates In force during the fifteenth year as the cost per'K. W. for the twentieth year bears to the cost of said fifteenth year, to be ascertain ed as above provided. And similar methods shall be used In fixing the scheJule of rates for the fourth and fifth ten year periods. The mayor and city council, or any member or agent thereof, shall have the right to examine all bills, vouchers, books and accounts of the Company for and during the years In which the cost of production per K. W. Is determined, as above pro vided, and to be present at the mak ing of the cards of the load, to In spect and read the Instruments from which said cards are made and to require from the Company such other Information and evidence as "will enable tho city council to en force a compliance with the above provision. Section 7. The Company shall have the right to Install on the premises of each customer within the city a meter; to charge therefor a rental not exceeding fifteen cents per month; to Inspect and adjust said meter In the day time as often aa Is deemed necessary; to deter mine therefrom the monthly con sumption of current; and fo- require each customer to mike a deposit with It, equal to the actual coat of said meter, as security therefor and for tha payment of the monthly bills of said Company to said customer . Said Company shall have the right to discontinue Its service to any cus tomer who shall fall to pay his monthly bills within such time vis may be prescribed, or who shall fall to conform to any reasonable rules or regulations prescribed by the Company. Section 8. The Company shall at all times, during the life of this franchise, save the city harmless against any and mil damage, which may be caused In the- construction, maintenance or operation of said plant and Its said lines for the trans mission of power; and shall, nt Its own expense, defend all actions th-.it may be brought against tho city for damages alleged to have br-en caused by such construction, maintenance or operation. Section 9. In consideration of the granting of this franchise the Com pany shall permit, . and the city hereby reserves tho right, at nny time, to attach to said poles, posts or towers fire alarm and police w ires and fire alarm boxes; the same to be done at the expense of the city but under the direction and super vision of said Company. Section 10. The rights. privi leges and franchise hereby granted, ore grunted to the- Socorro Electric Company for the period of fifty years from the date of their accept ance by said Company, but may he terminated at any time within such period by the wilful violation by sal, i Company of the terms and con ditions of this franchise or by Its wilful failure- to nmlnt'.ln an-' op erate said plant for the period or three months; but not for any ces sation of operations caused by fire, breakdown or other unavoidable accidents, when the Company shall, with reasonable diligence, proceed to replace,1 repair and put In opera tion the said plant and Unes. Section 11. The Company shall begin the work of erection and con struction of Its said plant or lines within two months and shall com plete and put In operation said pl-int within six months from anl ufter the date, upon which the rights, privileges and franchise hereby granted shall be accepted by said Company, and upon failure of the Company either to commence said work or to complete- said plant within the times above limited, all the said rights, privileges and fran chise shall forthwith cease and de termine. Section 12. Upon the termination of said rights, privileges and fran chise In the manner provided In sections 10 and 11, of th's ordinance. the Company shall have the right to sell, dispose of or remove all posts, poles, wires, towers and other fix tures 1 and appliances ' owned and Dluced bv It In anv of the streets. avenues, alleys or public grounds of said city within two months from and after the termination of said rights, privileges and franchise. And upon the failure of the Company to avail Itself of this right within two months, the city may take down and remove all such posts, poles. wires, towers and other fixtures and appliances, and sell the same nt public auction, and after paying all costs of taking down and removal and of sale, to pay over the balance of the proceeds of said sale. If any. to the Company, Its successors or assigns, upon reasonable request. Section 13. The Company shall supply and sell to Its customers. within the city of Socorro, common Incandescent lamps, wires and other appliances, commonly and ordinar ily i;ed In lighting residences, with (Icctrlclty, and may Install the same at prices not more than twenty per cent above the actual cost of such lamps, wires, appliances and Instal lation: but this restriction shall not apply to any arc lamp, or lami, of an unusual size or character, or necessary appliances or material therefor or for any electric appli ance or apparatus designed for any purpose except lighting, and which may be furnished and sold by said Company. Section 14. The Company shall not, during the life of this franchise. Increase the amount of Its capital stock, either common or preferred, unless such additional stock Is fully paid for, at Its par value in money or In property, or unless such addi tional stock represents Increased or additional value of the actual plant and assets of the Com puny, excluding franchises, over and above the present capitalization of Thirty Thousand Dollars. Section 15. This ordinance sh ill go Into effect upon the dae of the filing by the Company In the office of the City Clerk of an uncondition al acceptance In writing of said rights, privileges and franchise and of all the terms and conditions above specified. Pussed by the City Council of the City of Socorro, this 16th day of March. A. D. 1908. (Seal) II. O. BURSUM, Mayor. By Newcomb. Attest: W. D. NEWCOMB. School of Minea Bonds. The School of Mines bonds, the proceeds from the sale of which will be used for the erec tion of a dormitory, are now in the hands of the engraver and it is expected that they will le put on the market and sold by the middle of May. If there is no unforeseen delay. ' therefore, the much needed dormitory for the School of Mines will be ready for occupancy at the beginning of the next year's work in September. THE CITY CONVENTION Last Saturday Evening Resulted in Choice of Ticket That Had No Opposition. ONLY ONE TICKET IN FIELD City Now Bure of Two More Tear of Prosperous Qovernment under Mrfyor Bursum. The republican city convention for the nomination of city offi cers was called to order prompt ly at the appointed hour Satur day evening by Chairman Jose Epitacio Turros of the county central committee. There was a large attendance and a lively interest in the proceedings was developed before adjournment. After the reading of the call, Jose Antonio Torres obtained recognition and in eloquent terms nominated Hon. W. E. Martin for chairman of the convention. The nomination was promptly seconded and Mr. Martin was elected without a dissenting vote. Mr. Martin was escorted to the chair by Messrs. Elias E. Daca and Kstt-van Haca and his re marks on assuming the duties of pn siding officer were in his usu ally eloquent and happy style. After the election of E. A. Drake as secretary and Domingo. A. Ortega as interpreter, a com mittee on resolutions was ap pointed t (insisting of the chair man ami oiv member from each ward as follows: V. 12. Martin, C. T. Brown, Henry Dreyfus, Jose E. Torrts, and Elias E. Baca. The committee reported a set nl rrsolutions heartily en dorsing and commending the re publican administration of the city's affairs during the last two vcars under Mayor II. O. Bursum and nominating a city ticket as follows: For" mayor, II. O. Bursum. For city clerk, V. D. New comb. For city treasurer, Conrado A. Baca. 1IKST WAKD. For the council, Richard Zim merlv. For memlier of the board of education, Samuel C. Meek. SKCOND WAKD. For the council, Francisco Padilla y Abevtia. For member of the board of education, long term. John Bow man; short term. Marcelino Al derete. THIKI) WARD. For the council, Jose E. Tor res. For members of the board of education, long term, Jose An tonio Torres; short term, Ed ward Stapleton. I'OUKTII WAKD. For the council, Florentino Gallegos. For member of the board of education, Rafael Lopez. The report of the committee was adopted unanimously, and the atove candidates were de clared nominated. tuhsday's election. Tuesday's election of city of ficers was a quiet affair. The democrats either recognized that it was useless for them to at tempt to elect a ticket in the face of the record made by the present republican administra tion, or they were willing to en dorse that administration to the extent of quietly allowing it to continue. At any rate the re publican ticket was the only one in the field. The number of votes cast in the various wards was as fol lows: First ward 23 Second ward 20 Third ward 54 Fourth ward 21 Total 118 Attorney W. A. Fleming Jones of Las Cruces attended the meet ing of the board of trustees of the School of Mines in this city Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Jones takes an active and intel ligent interest in the affairs of the School and therefore renders valuable official service. Tents in three sizes for sale at 1. N. Yunkers. dive htm a call. SCHOOL OF MINES TRUSTEES Meat Wednesday , Elect 7 acuity for Next Year and Transact Other Important Business. The board of trustees of the New Mexico School of Mines held a special meeting Wednes day afternoon in the office of Sec retary and Treasurer C. T. Brown in this city. There were present President Aniceto C. Abeytia, Secretary and Treasur er C. T. Brown, and Messrs. W. A. Fleming Jones of Las Cruces, P. J. Savage of Socorro, and A. II. Hilton of San Antonio. The minutes of the last meet ing were read and approved. One of the most important actions of the board was the es tablishment of two scholarships for each county in the territory and one for each state and terri tory in the union. These schol arships carry free tuition and are to be bestowed upon those appli cants who are bona fide residents of the districts from which they are supposed to apply and who possess the best qualifications of all applicants from their respec tive districts. It is hoped and believed that these scholarships will have the effect of materially ncreasing the enrollment at the institution. In addition to this inducement the reduction of the matriculation fee from ten dol lars to five dollars will alsj have a desirable effect upon the at tendance. Upon the bringing up of the subject of the construction of the new dormitory for the School, a building committee was appoint ed consisting of Messrs. Brown, Savage, Abeytia,. and Hilton, and the committee was instruct ed to report plans and specifica tions for the new building at the regular annual meeting of the loard on the twenty-fourth in stant. The committee has al ready done some work in way of designing plans. The faculty for next year was elected as follows: R. P. Noble, President and Professor of Chemistry. A. K. Adams, Professor of Geology and Mineralogy. R. V. Smith, Professor of Min ing and Metallurgy. E. A. Drake, Professor of Languages. G. F. Eckhard, Professor of Civil Engineering. W. L. Richer, Professor of Mathematics. E. W. Waldron, Professor in charge of the academic depart ment. Miss Anne W. Fitch was elect ed registrar. BASEBALL TOMORROW School of Minea Team and Junior Blues, Fair Grounds, 8:30 p. in. There will be a lively game of baseball at the fair grounds at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon between the School of Mines team and the Junior Blues. Both teams have been oracticinir for the event, and lovers of the national game may expect to see the be ginning of a revival of the spirit that came so near winning the pennant for Socorro last sum mer. The line up tomorrow will be as follows: n. u. s. M. BLUKS Brown r. f Lopez Hall 1. f M. Olguin Swisher s. s inirerly C. N. Hilton 3d b Montoya J. J. Hilton p , . . Baldonado Goodwin 1st b Peña Morgan c. f D. Oiguin Hentley 2d b Sanchez Carter c Peralta Easter Preparation. Acts 26:8 "Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you that God should raise the dead?" This is the text for Sab bath morning, April 12. At 7:30 come to a song and Christian Endeavor service. The request was made that all who attend service should put their names on the subscription list in anticipation of Dr. Gass' visit, so that he may be assured of the interest you have in sup porting public worship in Socorro the coming year. B. C. Meeker. Leeson has a full line of Eas ter novelties, baseball and mus ical goods at Mrs. Hilton's drug store. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED By the Members of the Mine De velopment and the Palomas Chief Mining Companies. COMPANIES OWN GOOD MINES Reporta of tha Manager Show Busi ness of tha Companies to Be in Prosperous Condition. The stockholders of the Mine Development co.npany and the Palomas Chief Mining company held their regular annual meet- ngs for the election of directors at the companies' offices in this city Monday afternoon. ror the Mine Development company directors were elected as follows: H. A. True, George II. Snyder, Theodore K. Guth, L. K. Terry, W. H. Bullard, C. Hazeltine, and C. T. Brown. Immediately after the meeting of the stockholders, the newly elected directors elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: C, T. Brown president and man ager, W. II. Bullard vice-presi dent, and II. A. True secretary and treasurer. At the meeting of the stock holders of the Palomas Chief company, J. C. Plemmons, C. Hazeltine, II. A. True. C. E. Swain, and C. T. Brown were elected directors ami they at once elected officers for the next year as follows: C. T. Brown president and manager, C. E. Swain vice-president, and II. A. True secretary and treasurer. The reports of the manager for the past year showed the business of both companies to be in a prosperous condition. VISIT THEIR KELLY MINES President and Parly of Brokers Will Inspect Tri-Bullion Properties. A party of New York gentle men, some of whom are stock holders and directors in the Tri Bullion Smelting and Mining company and others prominent brokers, were in Socorro this morning on their way to inspect the company's valuable proper ties up on the hill. In the party were Howard Pas chal, president of the company. and S. W. Traylor and Warren Curtis, two of the company's most influential directors. Mr. Traylor is the head of the Tray lor engineering company, 2 Rec tor street, New York, and Mr. Curtis recently resigned the gen eral management of the paper trust, which the government is expected to investigate soon. " he personnel of the party was as follows: Howard Paschal. S. W. Traylor, Warren Curtis, Allen Curtis, Daniel V. Ravmond, Daniel Manning, Geo. T. Ladd, Andrew Peters, J. D. Gerahty, A. J. Smith and William J. Guard. It is reported here today that the Tri-Bullion company will at once begin the erection of a smelter to handle the ore from their famous Kelly mine. How's ThisP We offer one , hundred dollars reward for any case of catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Tolede, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him per fectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligation made bv his firm. Waldino, Kinnan & Mahvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in ternally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. T. C. Darlington, the Colorado expert who came to New Mexico to arouse an interest in the grow ing of sugar beets here, was in Socorro one day this week and found conditions quite to his lik. ing. Buff Leghorn eggs, $1.50 for a setting. Good stock. Inquire oj John Ruff.