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of the better type of machines for in
struction purposes and for fieldwork.
The secretary refers to fortifications
of the various coast cities, Manila and
Honolulu harbors and says it will cost
19,000,000 and over to fortify the Pan
ama canal and recommends that steps
be taken for the work.
The secretary calls attention to the
fact that fhe entrance to Chesapeake
bay. one of the most important points
strategically oh the Atlantic sea coast,
s wholly unfortified, not a single gun
being mounted to defend the channel
between Cape- Charles and Cape Henry.'
At another important point the east
ern, entrance to Long Island Sound
additional guns are needed. Except for
these Instances, so far as guns alone
are concerned, the sea coast defences
at all home ports are in a very satis
factory state, but much remains to be
done in providing such auxiliaries as
search lights and in developing the fire
control system, which will require
about $4, 000,-000 of expenditure.
Short on Artillery.
There is an inadequate supply of field
artillery guns, carriages and ammuni
tion due largely to lack of appropria
tions. This shortage of field artillery
material is the most serious feature of
the present military situation and one
that should be immediately corrected.
Rsislnjc the Maine.
As & result of preliminary investi
gation, tn board decided upon a way to
raise the sunken battleship Maine. It
provides for the construction of a cof
ferdam of interlocking steel piling,
within which the wreck- is to be first
exposed by unwatering- and the removal
of overlying material, in order to per
mit, if desired, of a thorough examina
tion of the condition of the wreck in
its present position. While it is ex
pected that the appropriation of $300,
000 will accomplish all the preliminary
work contemplated at present, the act
ual removal of the wreck and the res
toration 'of the harbor to its original
condition will require -a further appro
priation. The Organized Militia.
The strength of the organized militia,
as reported at the annual inspections, is
9155 officers and 110,505 enlisted men. a
net increase of 734 over last year. This
includes 140 regiments, nine separate
battalions, seven separate companies- of
Infantry. 69 troops of cavalry, 51- bat
teries of field artillery and 112 compan
ies of coast artillery.
The last annual inspections estab
lished, in a general way. the fact that
the organized militia of the United
States conforms practicaiy in organi
zation ami equipment to the organiza
tion and equipment of the regular army,
and while ft may be considered fcs a.
general proposition, that there -is a fair
degree of conformity in matters of
training, it is. to be noted that the ef
ficiency in the" training of tne militia'
for field service varies from a high to
& low degree.
Little morecan be done in regard to
Instruction, until some .provision Is
made by congress whictrwill allow the
department to assign officers on the
active list of the army to duty with- the
Coast Artillery Reserves.
The policy of the department which
contemplates that onehalf of the per
sonnel necessary for manning the coast
fortifications shall be provided by the
organized militia of the seaboard states,
has been -successfuly continued during
the past year- All of the coast states
have made provision for coast artillery
reserves except New Jersey, Delaware,
and Louisiana. A scheme has been
, drawn up to provide these armories
with a dummy armament, 'which will
enable officers and "men to drill at
dummy guns, including: artillery sub
caliber target practice, andr thereby de
velop team work during the armory in
The Panama 'CaBal.
The work on the Panama. Canal lor
the fiscal year, l10t shows that the
usual steady and satisfactory progress
has been accomplished during the year.
The total excavation during .the fiscal
year amounted to 3il,85jl22' cubic yards,
against 37,966,926 cubic yards exca
vated during the preceding year. Of
the amount excavated during the last
year, 19,903,40 cubic yards were taken
out by steam shovels and '11,954,642
cubic yards by dredges. "The average
total monthly excavation of all kinds
the past fiscal year was 2,654,843 cubic
yards, as compared with 3,183,910 cubic
yards in 1909, and 2,331,615 cubic yards
Civil Service Retirement.
I renew the recommendation made in
my annual report last year that pro
vision be made for the retirement on.
annuities of war employes "who have
become superannuated In the service,
thus following the practice which many
railroads and other large business en
terprises have found it advisable to
Can You Tell What They Were
And Who Made Them?
If Any Were
paid for them all didn 'i You? A little leak here
and there will soon let all profits ooze out of the
cash drawer and leave the merchant nothing for his labor
but debts and oftentimes failure. ' '
The National Cash Register System
Is the System Used by the Most Progressive
and Successful Business Men today.
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A WISE BUSINESS MAN
Takes Advantage of the
Information Gained TO
DAY to Increase His
It Gives Total Amount of GEaeli Clerk's
It Gives Total Amount of All Clerks'
It Shows Total Amount of All Ch'arge
It Shows Total Amount of 'Money Re
ceived on Account.
It Gives Total" Amount of Monev Paid
It Prints on Sales Slip, Consecutive dum
ber and Date of Sale.
It Prints on 'Sales Slip, Initial of Clerk
and Amount and Nature of 'Each
For Them? g ''iff P? - fff
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It Prevents Pailure to Charge Goods Sold
ItPdrces Yourself and Every Clerk to
Make -an Accurate Eecord of Every
It Makes Each Clerk Responsible for His
Own Mistakes. s ,
It Gives Equal Protection to Employees
and Customers. (
It Advertises Your Business.
ItCreates Friendly Rivalry ammig clerks.
It Gives an Air of Prosperityto Your
It Encourages Personal Interest in Your
Business Among Employees.
These are only a few of the many reasons why YOU, Mr. Merchant, should use
an up-to-date NATIONAL CASH REGISTER'
National Cash Register Company
414 North Oregon Street E. F. Ducharme, Sales Agent El Paso, Texas
adopt. All chiefs of bureaus have made
similar recommendations to me.
Expense of tke Army.
The total estimates for military pur
puoses for the next year aggregate
$139,674,278, which is $3,257,904 less
than the appropriations for the current
fiscal year, the decrease being due to
the fact that the department is asking
for loss money for incidental expenses,
post exchanges, transportation and sup
plies, public works at posts, clothing
and camp equipage, arms, and expenses
at the military academy. On the other
hand slightly increased appropriations
are asked for fortifications and other
works of defence.
SONORA COMPANY GETS
HOT SPRINGS PROPERTY
Bisbee.iAriz., Dec. 10. The litiga
tion over the hot springs, located near
Agua Calientes, has been ended by the
award of the springs and adjacent
ground to the Sonora Land and Cattle
company, according to the statement
of Frank Watts, manager of the con-
cern. Mr. Watts stated, however, that
Juan Godina, who claimed the land,
has been given the right of occupying
and using the springs' during his life
time. This in view o fthe fact that
Godina is an old man and his only
support is the income derived from the
A Holiday Suggestion.
"What better holiday present for your
wife than a Bank Account in her own
name? Open an account for her today
and on Christmas day present her with
the Bank Book.
El Paso Bank and Trust Company.
Open Saturdays until 8 p. m.
1 Prime rib roast, per lb
Loin steaK, per lb. . . . i4
T-bone steak, per -2b. . .
Rump roast, per lb. ......
Shqulder roast, per lb
Boiling meat, per lb
Pure Home Rendered larci .'
, . HOME MADE SAUSAGE
POULTRY ALIVS AND DRESSED
213 2L STAK'TON
BELL PHONE 136
SUSPECT HELD IN
RAISED BILL CASE
Police Think Oraelas Knows
i Something About the
Fake $50 Bills.
poflrn Ornelas. a Mexican, whom the
police believe . knows something about ,
..I-- .. 1 Vifllo 4-Vio liovn hBBTl
IUe UU1UCIUUS fJ. UXiiiJ " i.ea...- w
raised to $50 denominations and floated
around El Paso, is detained at the po
lice station on a charge of .vagrancy
and of being a suspicious character.
He was arrested Friday night near
Seventh and El Paso streets by officers
Valencia and Perez. Manuel Gonzales,
a Santa Fe watchman, will appear in
police court Saturday afternoon with a
witness who, it is claimed, -will identif y
Ornelas, who is alleged to have raised
several of the bills and to have passed
them on unsuspecting countrymen.
A $1 bill, the alteration of which
was so perfect that it was not detected
by the cashier of one of the largest
banks in El Paso, was in circulation
three weeks ago. Two weeks ago, a
Mexican" was arrested at the union sta
tion as a result of hav.ing another
raised $50 bill in his possession. He
was later released by federal officers,
to whom he was delivered by the po
lice, as it was proven he had been im
posed on by an unidentified Mexican.
GIVES UP "CUP
THAT CHEERS' '
TERMS UNDER WHICH BANK
BUILTJING CHANGES HANDS:
The terms whereby the Two Repub
lics Life Insurance company takes over
the Rio Grande bank building are the
payment of, $7500 cash, the assumption
of a mortgage for J$ 400,000 and the
transfer to the Rio Grande bank of
$87,500 In stock of the insurance com
pany. The Rio Grande bank leases the
building for a period of six years at
the rate of $9500 per year, Winchester
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NEW MINING LAWS
Mrs. Willie Thaw, third, formerly Miss Gladys Virginia Bradley and
TVlliam Thaw, third, to whom she was recently married In New York. ' Mrs.
Thaw, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henderson Bradley, of
Bridgeport, Conn., when she became engaged to Thaw, stipulated t'nat she
would not marrj' him unless he would refrain from drinking intoxicating
liquors for six months. Mr. Thaw, who is well known in his home town
Pittsburg, Pa., for his many escapades, fulfilled his vow, and now says he'
will quit the "stuff forever. Thaw is a nephew of Harry Thaw.
Don't Wait Til Santa
Glaus Comes to Or
der the Christmas
During: the rush of Christqnagift
buying, don't overlook tftaimost
important item of placing your or
der early for coai. You can't pos
sibly enjoy Christmas unless ypur
home is comfortably heated, and
you can't possibly buy coal that
will make you more comfortable
Place in Order For Goal iemJay
EL PASO TALKS TO
DENVER OVER PHONE
Changes Suggested by Con
vention in Sale of State
Alpine, Texas, Dec. 10. No outside
delegates were present this morning,
but a representative body of home peo
ple assembled in mass meeting to con
sider urging changes in the Texas
mining laws. Later two delegates from
Presidio, W. B. Mitchell and judge Kil
patrick, arrived. Speeches were made
by Dr. Benj. F. Berkeley, juflge Hig-"j
gins, judge Jviipatrick and others, and
a committee of three, consisting of ,
judges Higgins, Kilpatrick and Turney,
was appointed to draw up a report,
embodying legislative recommendations,
and submit it to the meeting at 4
o'clock this afternoon.
The report recommends that own
ers of school lands, which are known
to contain no minerals, be allowed to
purchase the socalled mineral rights to
such lands for a nominal sum In onJer
that the owners' title may be made per
fect; that the minimum price of min
eral lands be placed much lower and
that a maximum price be fixed by
statute, taking this question out of the
hands of the land commissioner; that
acual owners be given preference
rights for the purchase of minerals
which may be discovered on his land,
and finally, that the prospectorbe not
only given a preference, hut receive
a certain specified interest' in any
minerals he may discover.
Judge Kilpatrick, of Marfa, advanced
the opinion that the state- could give
away every foot of land it owned, in
cluding the minerals, and still be the
gainer. He said, he wanted to see Texas
get out of the land business. A, ban
quet with 60 covers will be given to
night at the Henderson house.
MEXICAN DEPUTY FIItES HIS
.PISTOL AT ANOTHER DEPUTY
Mexico City, D. F., Dec. 10. Salva
dor Diaz Miron, of Vera Cruz, a member
of the house of deputies, fired two
shots at Juan Chapital, or Oaxaca, also
a member of the chamber of deputies,
in the committee room of the chamber.
One bullet penetrated Cnapital's hat and
the other went wild.
According to a statement made by
the two, the trouble arose over a dis
cussion as to whether or not Chapital
had made a (statement that Miron was
not a brave man. Neither was arrested
as under the law deputies are not sub
ject to arrest.
GETS CECIL RHODES SCOLARSHIP.
Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 10. Fred Spauld
ing, of Phoenix,. a student at the uni
versity of Arizona, has been awarded a
Cecil Rhodes scholarship in Oxford uni
versclty in London. Two years ago his
brother Clarence won a similar scholar-snip.
SMALL FIRE IN A SALOON.
A fire of unknown origin caused a
10 loss in the restaurant in the rear
of the Monte' Carlo saloon, Oregon and
Second streets, at 5 o'clock Saturday
morning. The blaze was discovered un
der a counter.
E. B. Godniie, a G. H. & S. A. em
.plove. has returned from a trip to New
1 McCullough's for the Xmas candies.
Line Completed and Is In
spected by Tri:State
. Messages were sent over ithe lines of
the Tri-State Telephone company from
El Paso to Denver Saturday morning
and the line is In good working order,
though these were simply what are
known as conversations and the line
has' not been opened Jfor commercial
Philip Hamlin, vice president of the
company, says that it will require some
time before the line can be actually
opened for commercial purposes, though
already messages have been accepted
under protest for delivery.
FT. B. Field, president of the Tri
State Telegraph and Telephone company
"and a director in the Rocky Mountain
Bell Telephone company; Philip Hamlin,
vice president; E. M. Burgess, general
manager and J. E. Macdonald. secre
tary of the Colorado Telephone com
pany, Mrs. Burgess and Mrs. Field are
in .the city an the private car "Olympic"
"The purpose of our visit is merel
to Inspect the lines from El Pao to
Tucson," said Mr. Hamlin. Saturday
morning. "This !; Mr. Field's first v.-dt
since we acquired the lines and he
wants to becqme acquainted with condi
tions "We are working on our line to
Tucson and will visit there. It will be
some time before the line all the wav to
the coast is completed, as there is a
large gap to be filled by tne Califor
nia company to conne:t '" onr I5nc
"We have no plans for any especial
improvements in El Paso at the present
time, though we are completing our
line to Government Hill.
"We will leave for Tucson Sunday
night and will return to El Paso next
Wednesday on our way to Las Cruces
to -Inspect our lines the,re."
Suits pressed, 50c: sponged and
pressed 75c; called for and delivered.
Gray, the Tailor, 202 Texas. Bell 154.
Hot Clam Bouillon with salt sprayi
Elite Confectionery Co.
Plum pudding candy at McCulibugh's.
NO ELECTION HELD
f AT SAYLES' RANCH
Boxes Sent There to Receive
the Ballots Returned
l That a state and county election was
not held at Sayless ranchj in the south
east part of El Paso county,- on. Novem
ber S, is now certain, as the ballot
boxes and election supplies, -which were
sent to Toyah, tne nearest railway sta
tion, haye been returned. The shipment
was received Saturday.
Believing that the ballot boxes might
be pressed into service at Toyah for
waste paper receptacles,, county clerk
Pitman wrote and asked -for the return
6f the shipment. Sayles's ranch pre
cinct was established two years ago.
when there wee about 35? voters in
the district. In view of. the returns
at the recent election, -the vote from
the ranch precinct would not have materially-
effected the results.
KAILS TO RECOVER STOLEN
MONEY AND LEAVES FOR EAST
Mrs. I. V. Kentner, whose handbag
containing 5120 wasstolen at the union
station Tuesday, left Saturday on, the
Golden State "Limited for Richmond, Va.
She was accompanied by her daughter,
Evelyn. Mrs. Kentner did not recover
any of the stplen monej-.
Xmas Correct friendly greetings, a
picture', our frame- McJCee, 40S N. Ore.
. MRS. G jjf . COFFIN, Vocal Studio.
No. 3 Lucerne. Telephone 3532.
The El Paso
BOTTLE AND JUNK
1505-9 San Antonio St.
Dealers in old iron, copper, "brass,
lead, zinc, rubbers, sacks and bottles.
A high-grade product Ready prepared for use.
"Just add water and bake33
Put up by
REDI-MIXT FLOUR CO.
El Paso, Tex. Bell Phone 1106
At All Grocers, But One