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s EIf--3PASO HERALD Established April. 18S1 The El Paso Herald Includes also, hy absorption sand succession. The Daily News, The Telegraph, The Telegram, The Tribune, The Graphic. The Sun. The Advertiser, The Independent, The Journal, The Republican, The Bulletin. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS AND A3IER. NETFSP. PUBLISHERS' ASSOC. Entered, at the El Paso Postoffice for Transmission at Second Class Rates. Dedicated to ''the service of the people, that no good cause shall lack a cham pion, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed. . Bell. Auto. -- - mi f i;-ti-Moo fr?r HERALD TELEPHONES. J Editorial Rooms -0-0 1 Society Reporter 1 V. Advertising: department 115 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily Herald, per month. 6c; per year, 7. Weekly Herald, per year, 52. The Daily Herald is delivered by carriers in El Paso. East El Paso, Fort Bliss and Towne. Texas, and Cmdad Juarez, Mexico, at 60 cents a month. A subscriber desiring: the address on his paper changed will please state la his communication botn the old and the new address. C03IPLAINTS. Subscribers falling" to set The Herald promptly should call at the office or telephone No. 115 before 6:30 p. m. All complaints will receive prompt attention. The People Hold the Remedy TERRIBLY serious is our city water situation, but it does not seem yet to have impressed itself upon a majority of the population. The breaking of some important part of a pump or an engine would subject us within 48 hours to a serious water famine- And the water supply of this city is dependent upon one main which might easily be disabled through an accident, trivial in itself but frightful in its consequences. Municipal ownership of waterworks will enable this city to work out its plans of municipal water supply along broad and. permanent lines. If the voters should elect to have the rates raised 75 percent to the present water company, instead of to purchase the works for the city, we should still be at the mercy of the private corporation and while taxing ourselves directly to pay a large profit to the company as well as to pay all operating and fixed, charges, we should still be at the mercy of the corporation and subject to conditions beyond our control. Municipal ownership is bound to come in the future and we may say truthfully in the near future, so why put it off? Therenever will be so favorable an oppor tunity to acquire the waterworks as that presented to us right now. The price ($927,000) at which the city can acquire the works is nearly $40,000 less than the value of the plant as ascertained and declared by ex-governor Sayers as master in chancery in the federal court. ' The terms make it particularly easy for us. to take over the plant now. More than half the cost price is represented in bonds already secured upon the plant it self, so that these bonds aggregating $477,000 will not become a direct charge against the city or m any way reduce the city's borrowing power or impair its credit. Further than that, the bonding company which negotiated the sale of theyfirst bond issue has already allowed $500,000 more on the plant and this money can be had by the city at any time that a showing can be made of ability to pay the in terest and sinking fund on a new issue of bonds.. If this arrangement be taken advantage of, there may be $1,000,000 of bonds outstanding and secured upon the plant itself without entailing a direct charge upon the credit and borrowing power of the city. In other words, we can acquire a $1,500,000 plant by the issue of only S450,000 59c bonds by this city- All the conditions are. favorable to the immediate purchase and operation of the waterworks by the city. Under our system of government there is very little chance of the city government abusing its power with respect to the management of the waterworks. The waterworks will be run in a businesslike way for the benefit of the community as a whole. Any profit that may accrue out of the operation of the works, instead of going to private purses will be turned into the public treasury and will be used for ex tensions and improvements. Eventually it will be possible under public ownership to serve the city with water at lower rates than any private corporation could possibly afford to supply this commodity for. If rates should be raised to the present company, it would mean not only that the individual consumer would pay approximately 75 percent more for his water, tut it would also mean that the city itself would pay about 60 percent more than it now pays. In other words, it would cost approximately $32,000 annually to vhe city (that is, to the property taxpayers) for the same amount of water we now get for $20,000 per year, for fire purposes, street sprinkling, sewer flushing, parks, etc. The raise would make it very difficult to extend the street parking system that has teen successfully begun on Rio Grande street and Magoffin avenue. The cost of maintenance with such a largely increased water rate would discourage many property owners from going into the plan. As to the permanency and adequacy of the supply of pure water on the mesa, there is no reason to doubt that the supply is ample. There has never been any question about the quality of the water, and the quantity has been certified to as ample by many of fie best qualified, most expert, and highest priced hydraulic engineers in the United States. Unless the average citizen, uninformed in these matters, is willing to set himself up as superior in scientific knowledge and judg ment to all the experts that have reported on the mesa water supply, there can be no good basis for further skepticism about it. Scattered over The Herald today, some on every page, will be found, printed in black faced type, quotations of highest importance from the reports of experts and the two water committees appointed by mayor Sweeney, all bearing directly upon the problem which confronts the people of this city. Every taxpayer can in form himself by reading the printed quotations. A vote for raising rates at Thursday's election will be a vote for the most costly solution of the problem, and one that is in the nature of things a temporary expedient. A vote for municipal ownership at Thursday's election will insure the perma nent and satisfactory solution of our problem. A vote for municipal ownership at tie election Thursday is'a vote for self de fenceself defence of our health, our property, and our pocketbooks. Municipal ownership is best- Be sure to take your poll tax receipt to the polls. An umpire is a man who is put on the hall field to be blamed for the mis takes of the players. A banker is a man who reminds us .saved enough to take a vacation, that the the social season is now due and payable. -o- " i s The Greatest International Figure THE most influential personality in the world today is Theodore Roosevelt; even his bitterest opponents must concede the truth of this; "With tens of millions of people on his side, thinking his way ana ready to go where he leads, his power is even greater than the power of money. Theodore 'Roosevelt's personal power over men's minds and hearts is hardly less in foreign countries than it is in the United States. His prestige is becoming enhanced every day. He is the greatest figure in international no less than in national politics. One need not be surprised to see him become chief justice of the international court of arbitration and the chief advocate of general disarmament I may be that his field is already worldwide and that he is already too big a maff to confine the ezercise of his powers to the politics or statesmanship of one nation alone. If Davy Crockett had been a modern politician, he would have said, "Be sure you're in right, then go ahead." . o There is a campaign on in Chicago for protecting the working woman. If it means the average household cook, it is a waste of energy. When she can't pro tect herself, then something is wrong with the comet "Know Thyself" i HE reforms proposed by a new member of the school board in the financial ' -i i : it . . .. I ua uuiiicss management or tne scnoois are tamely anu necessary. The very wording of the recommendations exposes the laxitv: of manasement that has existed heretofore. The new policy proposed is obviously a result of the well directed and justi fiable criticisms that have been passed upon the record and the work of the board. There is evidently plenty of room for improvement, just as the advo cates of the Citizens' ticket maintained during the recent campaign. Incidentally it may be remarked that we haven't had the benefit of a report from those auditors yet; perhaps some of these projected reforms must be put into effect before the auditors can make up an intelligible report. TheNaew board has made a good start hy starting in to reform itself before undertaking anything else. In its virtuous endeavors it will have the unanimous support of loyal citizens. San 'Antonio shivers yet, although it's Maytime, every time It thinks of what might have happened if that brewery strike had lasted for any length of time. o Let us hope that George V. will have a better time of it on the throne than his great-great-grandfather, George in., had. He probably will, for he knows enough to let Americans alone. ------- jlj. ...... 2020 in the summer time, just when we have note given last winter to tideSis through u NCLE WALT'S MY TEACHER used to call .me "bub," and when lie called 'he'd take a club, and roll his sleeves up to-'his chin, and scare me with his fishy grin; he'd show me where- I'd have to stand, and tell me to extend my hand. "My son. it grieves me to the quick, that I must lam you with a stick," that tiresome teacher used to say, still grinning in his fiendish way. 'The walloping may mak'i you sore; alas, it hurts your teacher morel Don't think, nry lad, that when I whale vour short ribs with this cedar THE SCHOOL- MASTER rail, that I am wounds me to dunce ." He soaked me forty ways at once; he cracked me twice across the toes, and landed then upon mv nose, and dotted me upon the chin as though he'd like to drive it in. And as he swung his trusty pole he gasped the same old rigmarole: "It does npt cause your teacher bliss that he must slug your slats like this!" I soon forgot the rain of blows, the swats the -gave me on the nose : but o'er his dreary platitudes my spirit broods, and broods, and broods. And all my life I've found it thus; a fellow will not make much fuss if Fortune uses him like sin if she omits to rub it in! Copyright, J 910. by George Matthews . Why Is AVE the bankers found time in the midst of revelry and business to consider how stable is the basis of El Paso investments? This city has never in its history had what could truthfully be called a boom. The growth of the city has been gradual and steady, as the following table of assessed valuations clearly shows: 1882 $ 2,100,000 1904 $13,600,000 1885 3,600,000 1905 (. 13,800,000 1895 4,800,000 1906 15,500,000 1900 6,800,000 1907 24,900,000 1901 8,200,000 1908 26,100,000 1902 :... '::....: 9,400,000 1910 30,000,000 1903 11,400,000 Never a setback and never a serious pause. Today we are tearing down better buildings than many cities of this size are erecting newly, and we are putting in place of the structures we deliberately wreck, new buildings that would do credit to a city of500,000 people. The general aspect of the city both in the business center and in the resit ince sections is that of solidity and permanence. There is nothing temporary, unstable, or speculative about the general real estate situation in this city. El Paso's present prosperity and future promise are based upon immense in dustries permanently established. First of all, this city is dependent upon mining, and upon the manufacture, trade, and transportation dependent upon mining, for its wealth, its prosperity, an its growth. This is a great trading center, both wholesale and retail, and with all the trade we enjoy, approaching $100,000 a day, we have as yet hardly begun to develop our possibilities in this direction. " As to agriculture there are 50300 acres already in cultivation in this valley, and practically all of the cultivated area is dependent upon El Paso commercially. El Paso is an important livestock center, handling hundreds of thousands of head annually between Mexico, west Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona and the feeding grounds in the north. El Paso manufactures have already attained large importance, though this also is a line that is really only beginning its development. We have here one of the largest silver-lead-copper customs smelters in the world, employing 1200 men and buying ores at the rate of about $1,000,000 a month. We have large foundries, a cement plant the most perfectly constructed and appointed in the United States, and mills, refineries, factories, 'etc in half a hundred different lines, all operates successfully and growing steadily. El Paso's manufacturing is based on the prin ciple of supplying to the markets within our immediate trade area the staples of common use. El Paso has eight railroads, with 3C00 men on their local payrolls. El Paso is the largest city and the most important railroad, manufacturing, and trading center in an area of 1,200,000 square miles, or in other words, in a cir cle of 1200 miles diameter, with El Paso at the center. All these facts go to show that investments in El Paso's real estate-or El Paso's industries are stable and likely to be remunerative to an increasing degree as the city and country grow through the development of natural resources which we enjoy in wonderful abundance. " Some cities spend half their time telling what they are going to do and the ether h?1f explaining why they didn't do it. El Paso is not a candidate for mem tership in this class. (From The Herald J4, Years ADDITION TO P00RH0USE ORDERED; TANNERY SOUGHT FOR EL PASO El Pasoans urge the necessity and the benefit to be got from the estab lishment of a canaigre tannery here. The commissioners' court this morn ing authorized commissioner Harris to build an adobe addition to the poor house at a cost not to exceed 540. The artesian well was down 1165 feet this morning at 7 oclock. It Is expected that when another 170 feet has been drilled, bed rock will be struck and the flow of water found. H. fi. Stevens commenced work dril ling a well in the patio of the Sheldon block to supply it withwater. Hei ex pects to goffbwn 150 feet. The Jolly Girl bachelors are prepar ing for a leap j'ear dance to be given in the courthouse Thursday night. Col. Parker of the 18th infantry re tires on May 23, and it is expected that Lieut. Col. Valzar of the 24th will take his place, but he will go on a vaca tion and Lieut. Col. Bailey will remain in command of the troops at Fort Bliss J for some time. The gospel tent opposite the court house, in which the revivals were to have .been held, was blown down early The Story Of a Baby and -1 The Little Mother Of Six By Miss H. Grace Franklin A threemonthsold baby, weighing six pounds, almost naked, with clawlike hands, big black eyes, and an unmis takable look of starvation this was Celia, brought to the county clinic Inst Saturday in the arms of a sixyearbld sister. The mother was carrying a two yearold child, also under-sized and un derfed, and justrecovering from an ill ness, f Dr. Kluttz advised the proper diet, and the look of despair that came over the mother' face showed that this was a prescription beyond her power to fill. Here was a case fpr me two babies, a mother willing, and yet unable to get or do that which was needed to save her babies. Later I called. A fouryearold was careful to shut the door as I came up, saying, 'What do you want? My mamma is not at home." I made her understand that I had come to see Celia and then she opened the door, wide, and danced about the room as L dressed the baby in pretty, clean ci'ptheV A kind neighbor was there as a protbetur, but the little nineyearold '"daughter 'was mother and housekeeper. The mother was deserted before -Celia came to the home, and now she mist go out to find work, leaving at hom's this tiny baby, another less than two years older, and three others ranging from Denatured Poem glad to make you smart; it grieves and the heart. Xow, stand up here, you little CbwoJh Adams. Oj$& El Paso? , of tshis 'date, 1S96) To day Ago last night and therefore the services were opened in Trinity Methodist church. Rev. Adolf Hoffman was the preacher of the evening. The tent has been replaced and will be used tonight. There is no session of the county court today, as the courtroom is being used by grand jury and the county commissioners are in session. The proposition to run a water pipe line into El Paso from the Samaly uca mountains is not considered feasi ble by the city engineer. Presiding Elder J. F. Corbin of the Chihuahua mission will leave El Paso on June 1 for Chihuahua, where he wn in future have his headquarters. George Harold has returned from a trip to Wyoming, Idaho and Nebraska, where he took a shipment of cattle owned by Nations and Newman. Bishop Stewart of the Mormau col ony is In town for a few days. A road Is being constructed across the parade grounds at Fort Bliss for better communication with headquar ters. Metal Market: Silver. 6S?c; lead, $2.90; copper lOV&c; Mexican pesos 53c. four to nine. Surely here is need. We can make use of clothing, milk, nursing bottles, food, and many other things right iu this family. AVork of the FIr.st AVeelc. The W. C. A. School for Mothers has been in operation one week. Sixty cases have attended the clinic. Satur day morning there were 33 babies. Fifty home visits were made. Infants out fits have been furnished, also milk, clothing, and many other necessary things. Cases have been referred to the Woman's Charity and the county charities. Many cases of measles and whooping 'cough have been reported. Of the 16 babies under two years of age dying in El Paso last week, not one was under the care of the school for mothers. Hoir You Can Help. Constant home visiting, careful in struction, and proper food are needea to insure success. The work requires all kinds of material. You may have something in your home that is ot.no use to you and yet may be the very thing needed for the work. We need a large ice box for our ice and milk. -We need milk, and we need clothing of all kinds, also some scales for weighing the babies. Donations may be se4t- to the School for Mothers, care the Woman's Charity office in the courthouse. v - Two Polish Patriots b7 - - Fredeiif J. Haakil ; A.MERICA WILL HONOR MEMORY OF - REVOLUTIONARY WAR OFFICERS ZZZZZ : , Statues of Pulaski and Kosciuszko, national heroes both of Poland and" America will be unveiled in the city of Washington today. The president of the United States will make the nnnciDal j address, and the parade which will be a feature of the ceremonies will be made up of five thousand Polish-American patriots, loyal Poles and true Ameri cans, escorted by two thousand Unit ed States soldieis and a ast conco.ur.se of plain American citizens. Vith Other Statues. The statue of brigadier general Count Casimir Pulaski stands on one of the small triangular parks flanking Penn sylvania avenue, that thoroughfare of magnificent distances which connects the white house with the capitol. The statue of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, '"Thad deus of War-taw," stands ou one corner of Lafayette park, a beautiful square which lies directly opposite the white house and which is the very center of the beauties of the national capital. On two other corners of this square are statues to the great French patriots who assisted the American colonies in their war for independence, Lafayette and Rochambeau. On the fourth cor- 1 son of a comparatively wealthy farm ner there soon will be erected a statue 1 cr and he was educated as a cadet of of von Steuben, one of the German pa triots who fought under Washington. The erection in the future of a star tue of Baron de Kalb in Washington will' comDlete the memorial honors to that great sextette of European, aristo- cratic patriot's who fought for freedom in America, the Polish Kosciuszko and Pulaski, the French Lafayette and ltuo hambeau and the German von Steuben and de Kalb. The two Polish patriots whose sta tues will be unveiled today have gyen their names to many American towns and counties and they also have been honored by the erection of monuments in various cities. Monuments to Kos ciuszko have been erected at West Point military academy, where he was once governor, at Chicago, Milwaukee and Cleveland. General Lafayette, when on his last visit to America- in 1825, laid the cornerstone of a statue to Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia. The present sta tue of Pulaski in Savannah occupies an other site, but the stone which Lafay ette laid is included in the foundation. President Taft AVill Speak. In Washington today the statue of Pulaski w ill be dedicated first, the prin cipal address being delivered by Presi dent Taft. Then will come the great parade of the Polish patriots and the American military, after which the cere- monies will be concluded by the dedl- cation of the Kosciu'zko statue. The principal address here will be delivered by the secretary of war, J. M. Dickinson. Many Poles in. United States. According to careful estimates made by the leading Poles in America, there are now more than two million Polish speaking people in the United States. This does not, of course, include Polish Jews. Chicago alone has a quarter of million Poles, thus ranking as the largest Polish city after Warsaw ana Lodz. The Poles are intensely patriotic They never have forgiven: Russia, Prus- sia and Austria for the spoliation and partition of their country. But, although the cunning of Frederick the Great, the deceit of Catherine and the treachery of Napoleon may have conspired to erase Poland forever fiom the political map of Europe, not they nor all their successors in power have beenxable to blot from the hearts of the Polish peo ple the memory of their glorious his tory as a free people. The decrees of the Czar Nicholas, the commands of the Emperor Francis Joseph, the laws of the Kaiser Wilhelin, all conspire to destroy the Polish language and Polish nationalism, even as their ancestors de stroyed Polish liberty. But they have nit been successful and there l- evciy reason to believe that they never will succeed. Hope for Nation's Liberty. The hope of the restoration of Polish national liberty is born in the breast of every Polish child: it Is fed on the rich fuel of a peculiar language and a particular history, and it blazes brighter and higher every day in the life of every Pole to be quenched only b the conqueror Death. Rightly or wrongly, every Pole looks forward to that day wheij a general war shall de stroy the balance of power In Europe as the day of opportunity when the crimes of 1712, 1793 and 1796 shall be undone and toned for. Poland holds a place of peculiar in terest in the political, the military and the constitutional history of Europe. The country is the geographical centeV of Europe, and was on the borderland between conflicting races as well as rival governments. It was brilliant in war, yet it often was' used as the help less pawn in the hands of some alien master of the game of battle. Under the leadership of the immortal John Sobieski the Poles saved central Europe from a Turkish invasion and recaptured Vienna from the Muselmans, just as they had, long before, stemmed the Tar tar tide which threatened to engulf all Christian and European civilization. An Aristocratic Republic Their government was presided over by a king, and the Poles often were eon tent to ask a foreigner to accept their ; FOR INSTANCE, WILVT? From Globe (Ariz.) Silver Belt. There is room in El Paso, says a newspaper of that city, for a strong, high-class athletic club. And if the daily prints represent the people ac curately, there is also room for a high class club of another variety. CREEL IS POPULAR. From Bisbee (Ariz.) Review. The appointment of Gov. Enrique Creel, of the state of Chihuahua, to be minister of foreign relations in the republic of Mexico will be regarded with much satisfaction in the United States, where the distinguished gentle man is widely known and well liked. Mr. Creel is regarded as one of the big statesmen in Mexico and his thor ough knowledge of conditions along the border dividing Mexico from this country will be a valuable asset to those of our citizens. o HAS ANYBODY SEEN SIIYLOCK? From Douglas (Ariz.) International. The city of El Paso and Its local wa ter company are having strenuous times these days. These rates are so low that the water company has be come almost a bankrupt. The company asks that the rates be Increased or that the city purchase the plant. In El Paso, as elsewhere, the water company Is not popular and, while many prominent . j . Mi EJL The Exchanges E rown. And yet the k always was i subject to the control of the noble families of the country. The official title of the government was "Respubil cae Poloniae." the Republic of Poland. It was iu fact an aristocratic republic, based in theory upon the principle that government must derive itj powers from the consent of all the people. Under the "liberum veto" one member of the Pol ish diet could negative any proposition. The rights of the minority were thus held most sacred. Nevertheless the com mon people were largely excluded from participation in the affairs of govern ment. When, by reason of widespread offi cial corruption and the essential weak ness of the Polish throne, the stronger neighboring powers partitioned Poland among themselves, there was a great effort on the part of the rank and file of the Polish people to restore their gov ernment and drive off the spoliating povers. Of this movement Kosciuszko was the leader Kosciuszko a Farmer's Son. The real Thaddeus of Warsaw was r born a Lithuanian in 1746. He was the artillery at Warsaw smd Paris. The f irt partition of Poland in 1772 made him an intense republican, and in 1776 he came to Philadelphia and volunteered i to cwvn i th Continental army. Gen- erai "Washington accepted his aid am: gave him a place on his staff. His ! knowledge of artillery and fortification made him invaluable to the Americans He was distinguished by his braverv at I the battles of Saratoga and Yellow Springs and was made a brigadier gen eral, and governor of West Point. Led HI Fated War. When th.e.war in America ended in ! 17S3 he went back to Poland, where he lived in retirement until 1792. He tnen led an ill starred attempt to resore the Polish kingaom to its original bounds. Its. This attempt failed after only two battles, and Kosciuszko was exiled to France. There the revolution wa-s at high tide and the national assembly re ceived Kosciuszko with high honors and conferred upon him the title of French citizen. He returned to Poland in 1794 for the final effort to stave off the. political death of his native land. Fight ing against terrific odds he led his pa triotic followers into a battle where they had but forlorn hope. Kosciuszko himself was -n-ounded and eaDtured. and the patriotic armv was hoDlessly de- i feated. j. Honored by Poets. I Tf wnR- of ,h! hattle that the Doet : camDbell wrote the oft-quotedf line "Freedom shrieked wnen To.souszko fell." But It is not Uue 'hat Koscius zko when wounded that day crid out "Finis Poloniae." Kosciusko vas re leased from prison by the C-sar Paul and paid a visit to the United Stater He was received in this ccuntry wih great honors and was voted a grant of lonil Kir KniKrrac: TT rptnrnpfl to Ell- and died in Switzerlan& In isi7 w. ,.;,....,. ,.;,,, hv tho ;5rfA of thai His body "was buried by the side of that of Sobieski at Cracow. After his death Thomas Jefferson, then an old man, qualified as executor of his will, by which he left his property in America as1 a fund to encourage education among negroes. This property," amounting to $13,000 was used to found the Kosciu szko school ,for negroes in Newark, New Jersey. j Pulaski Organized Cavalry. Couht Casimir Pulaski was a Polish noble who came to America almost at the beginning of the revolutionary war and cast his lot with the American col onists who were fighting for freedom. He possessed a great store of military knowledge and was of inestimable value in organizing the American cavalry. On October 9, 1779, Count d'Estaing and General Lincoln made an assault against the British lines around the city of Savannah. Count Pulaski, with two hundred cavalrymen, attempted to force a passage through the British works, incendlng to attack from the rear. At the head of his charging troopers he fell,' wounded in the thigh by canister shot- HL condition was recognized as serious and he was placed on the U. S. brig "Wasp" bound for Charleston where it was hoped he would receive better care and attention than could be given him with the army at the front. He died very soon after the ship sailed. According to one account he was burled at sea, or rather in the river Just as it flows into the sea. Ac cording to another account the body was tten ashore and buried on the Greenwich bluff. The latter story was accepted and the body was- exhumed and taken to Savannah, where it was buried as that of Count Pulaski. America Supported BIpr Patriots. Today the people of Washington will hear the Polish patriots sing that same noble ode, which, no doubt, George Washington heard from the lips of Pu laski and Kosciuszko, that inspiring hymn beginning "Boze. cos Polske," "O.J inn -rcho hast Drotected Poland." And-1 American will remember that they al ways have had the support of all true Polish patriots. Tomorrow Spiritualism and .Magic; I. Mediums and Their Methods. citizens recognize the necessity of deal ing fairly with the company Avhich has already lost a large sum of money in the attempt to supply the city with the water, there are those who are crying aloud, like Shylock, for the life blood of the water comoany. c COMPLIMENTS GAS C03EPANY. x From Phoenix (Ariz.) Gazeztte. The price of gas in El Paso is to be reduced by the EI Paso Gas and Elec- ! trie company another five cents per ! 1000 feet, and the rate after July first will be $1.C5. During the six years that the Rresent management. has owned the El Paso Gas and Electric company the business has increased six times. Here Is one western company at least, that recognizes the good sense of the policy adopted by a few eastern companies to lower the rate to the minimuum that will increase the consumption to the1 maximum for the population, resulting In greater revenues and better satisfac tion among the patrons. "AH the traf fic will bear" Is a. pig-headed policy in the gas busiuness. Phenician are pay ing the Pacific company $1.75 a thous and feet. o CUT IN FREIGHT RATES. From Tucumcari (N. M.) Sun. The El Paso Herald has announced a great cut In freight rates on all mer chandise shipped from New York city to the southwest. By agreement of the 4"$"i' '' PIONEER. PHILOSOPHY. 4- "Ve didn't used to have motor cars, hut we alvrays got there In time to pay our hi 11k when they came due; this gen eration can't say as mack. southwestern and Rock Island lines, ar rangement has been made to ship freight by water from New York to Texas City, from thence to Fort "Worth, Texas, on the Trinity & Brazos, from thence to Tucumcari by the Rock Island and T. & M., and on to points in the west and southwest over the E. P. & S". W. By this arrangement the rate on such freight will be cut about 6n half below the present all rail rate. The big saving "nmes by the water haul. CAJSTCJTILLO BRIDGE IS IN DANG-EB, Keport Reaches City That Drift Wood Is Likely to Garry It Out. Reports from Canutillo. N. M., Wednes day afternoon state that the drift on the Rio Grande and the force of the current has becomevso great that there is danger of the bridge , going out. The reports also state that a force of 50 men is at work riprapping- sections of the river bank and pushing the drift wood clear of the bridge piers. Canutil lo is 17 miles up the Rio Grande from El Paso. RIO GRANDE FALLS AT ENGLE. Thereports received by the local of fices of rife reclamation service frora Engle, Wednesday morning, state that the Rio Grande Is falling at that point. The river at Selden shows a slight rise, which is accounted for by the rise at Engle Tuesday. Thursday's report will probably show a fa,ll at Selden, and barring- rains, the fall should reach. El Paso by the last of the week. WAR ON AMONG EDITORS OF EL PASO SPANISH PAPERS There is a merry little war going- on between two El Paso Mexican editors. It culminated "Wednesday forenoon in. the arrest of F. Gamiochipi, manager oj El Paso del Norte, and Tomas F. Ser rano, publisher of the Mexican weekly. They are charged with libel on com plaint of Manuel Tovar y Bueno, former editor of El Clarin del Norte, a weekly defunct since a few weeks. Bond-fixed at $200 each, was furnished "Wednesday afternoon. HOW TO VOTE ON THTrRSTAT" At the election TTrarsday, every per son holding a poll tax receipt is em titled to rote. The election isaet lim ited to taxpayers, hHt every qualified voter Trill have a voice In. preparing; your ballot, mark eat the propaaitien for raising the rates to the present water company, and leave BHmarked the proposition to issue the BRas ef the city for the purpose ef pnrchasiagr the present waterworks. The alternative Is strnarely presented between the two propositions, one to pnrchase the pres ent plant and establish mnnicipal owner ship of waterworks, the other te rate 'the rates to the present company ap proximately 75 percent over ana above the rates heretofore paid. Vote for the purchase of the present works aad nsn niclpal ownership, and vote against rate raising. HAVE TOTJ SOAtETHCTG TO SXLLt Tou can easily sell it. Call Bell 115r Auto 1115, tell the girl what it is and The Herald will sell it. No bother, no formality. BELL PHONE 116, "Will get you a buyer. Facts About Ei Paso For Visitors To Know EI Paso lias 35 miles of street car lines. El Paso has 20 miles of asphalt paved streets. El Paso city has an assessed valuadon of $30,000,000. El Paso has eight railroads and a $500000 union passenger term inal. El Paso has 25 mail carriers r and the postoffice receipts last year were $10S,000. El Paso has never had a sun stroke, a panic, qr a strike that tied tip any industry. El Paso is one of the most im portant porta of entry and export in the United States. El Paso has the hest lighted business district of any city in Texas; see for yourself tonight. El Paso railroads handled 600, 000 ears in the local yards last year and their payrolls aggre gated $3,000,000. EI Paso will invest $2,500,000 in new building? this year and in vest $2,500,000 more in improve ments and industries- El Paso has eight banks, five national and three state, with a combined capital of over $2,000, 000 and deposits of $10,000,000. El Paso hns $600,000 invested in school buildings and grounds, and $25,000 in manual training and domestic science equipment. El Paso is in the center of a tract of 225.000 acres of land that will be irrigated by a $10,000,000 dam which the government is now building. EI Paso has three steam fire engines, five combination hose and ohenjical wagons, one automobile combination wagon, and extension ladder truck.