El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 185, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 7, 1900 Page: 2 of 8
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EL PASO DAILY HERALD. TUESDAY. AUGUST 7 1900.
THE DAILY HERALD
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EL PA80. TEXAS.
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A HALF YEAR'S WORK.
Today the Herald prints the first
part of the semi-annual report rendered
to tbe president and board of directors
(if the ohamber of oi mmerce by the
secretary Ernest E. Russell. The
report Is well worth reading In full
Never before has any commercial body
In El Paso accomplished so muoh in so
short a time as has the cham-.
ber of commerce. Its early
promise has been fully realized and
its sphere of usefulness has been con-
stantly expandlog.so that the members
have kept up their interest the con-
cern has not stagnated its energy Is
uni mpalred and every day there is an
Increasing disposition on the part of
business men to assist tbe organization
in every possible way.
It is interesting to notebewthe work
of tbe various committees has led up
to the greater accomplishments of the
half year. Tbe system has proved to
be substantially correct and the mis-
understandings that have occurred have
been for the most part disagreements
over mere matters of detail. Tt e work
of the chamber has been effective. It
has accomplished much for tbe good of
the city. It ought not be necessary
now for tbe secretary in making his
rounds to explain what the money is
for that is paid in in tbe form of duef.
The work of the chamber stands for
itself now and no excuse is needed for
demanding funds forourrent expenses.
The secretary gives the credit for
arranging the preliminaries of the
Teachers' convention to the chamber
of commerce where it belongs with
due resard for the part played by the
citizens' committer. In hfa discussion
of the international dam matter be goes
somewhat against the views of a good
many El Paeoane but his view is
worthy of careful attentioc Perhaps
the a oat important initiative move-
ment . for which the chamber is
responsible is the mining exhibit.'
Baring the months in which Ma
ior Davis. the official collector.
has been making the rounds of the
various mineral districts El Paso has
been more talked about and written
about in these places with referenoe
to ber supremacy a? a mining center
than ever before. The letters the
major has written from the various
camps to the chamber and which have
been published in the Herald have
been copied far and wide by news
papers and not only El Paso but the
whole surrounding mineral district ha
been benefited by this work.
It Is wall that the chamber from the
first has recognized tbe great impor
tance of the material Industry to tbis
section overshadowing all others. It
is to the mining industry tbat we
must look for the building up of the
city. Mines make railroads railroads
make cities cltle make markets for
the metropolis. El Paso. El Paso will
expand because men with muscle and
with caDltai are digging away In tbe
bowels of the earth taking the trea
sures out of the store house of the
acea. and turning mem into me necen-
D ' -
sltlea and comforts of living.
The report of the secretary Is full of
hopefulness for the future. The results
that have been so far accompllshea
have been remarkable. The financial
resources of the chamber have been so
small as to hamper the work to a con-
siderable extent but at no time has
the chamber been in debt and in the
lx months it has sucoeeded in planting
itself firmly. The business men of the
city have been able to see the results
of effective cooperation and they are
beginning to realize tbat it is only
through organization that the best
and greatest good for the olty can be
It has been an active season and it
is well tbat the good times have not
been allowed to pass without taking
advantage of them. What has been
done is but tbe beginning of a great
work of pushing the oity of El Paso
to the front. The chamber has tried
its strength and now it will be
ready to undertake greater tasks
than formerly. There is no limit to
the amount of good that the chamber
can accomplish if it is not too serious-
ly hampered by lack of funds. It is to
ba hoped tbat every business man will
read the secretary's report and try to
realize the neoeselty for his individual
active support with money brains
and hard work of tbe organized work
of the chamber.
The Brvan party Is hard up for
quotations from its eminent men or it
would cot have used Senator Jones's
attempt to be funny about tbe Pnilip-
pines. Said Jones when asked
whether Brvan. if elected would with
draw the troops from the Philippines
"Why not? They were ordered to
the Philippines. Why can't they be
ordered back? They were taken in
boats. Why can not they be brought
back in boats?"
It is only flippant. If we want fun
over the Philippines Dooley can be
funnier with one hand tied behind
him. McKinley uses good English is
dignified and reserved and gives tbe
effect of immense reserve power.
Roosevelt is vigorous and individual.
Bryan is at least dramatic If illogical
but Jones and Croker are simply bad
This year's fruit crop in Texas
New Mexico and Arizona has proved
how well the climate and the soil un-
der irrigation are adapted to fruit
raising. Fruits from the southwest
have been commanding the highest
fruit prices in New York and Chicago
markets. But the fruit crops are too
big to handle or market and the logical
need of tbe day is the oannlng factory.
Everywhere in our tributary distriot
are reports of fruit rotting on tbe
branches. El Paso should take ad-
vantage of the need and establish fruit
The New York Evening Post con
trasts sadly the names of democracy
today and those of old . Thomas F
Bayard John G Carlisle Allen G
Thurman L Q C Lamar Daniel Man
ning William C Eadloott these wera
the last of the democrats men of in.
telligenoe dignity and force. Today
we have Bryan Croker. Altgeld
Lentz Jones Pettigrew and so on.
Usually El Pa9o has at least three
dull months In the summer. The dull
season has been so lata In coming this
year tbat It will hardly last more than
a few weeks at worst. And even its
wortt is a good deal bitter than the
The world learns new lessons
thrift every day. Tbe Germans are
making flinnel blankets yarns cork
soles quilts wadding and cigars out
of pine needle fiber.
Through the months of June and
July our baby was teething and took: a
running off of tbe bowels and siokness
of the stomach" says O. P. M. Holli-
day of Deming lad. "His bowels
would move from five to eight times a
day. I bad a bottle of Chamberlain's
Collc.Cholera and DlarrhoeaRemedy In
the house and gave him four drops in a
teaspoonful of water and he got better
at once." Soli by all druggist.
It is a well knon fact that new tele
phones attaohe d to an old switch board
will not produce good services.
Secretary Ernest E. Russel
Makes His First Semi-
Recounted In Detail and Many Ex
cellent Suggestions Made For
the Future Welfare Of the
Chamber. What the Committees
Have Done The International
Dam and tbe Mineral Exhibit.
Secretary Ernest E. Russell of
El Paso cnamber of commerce
submitted his first semi annual report
to the president and board of directors
The first part of the report is devoted
to a brief account of tbe steps leading
up to the formation I the ohamber
ana to tbe preliminary proceedings
The report then reads as follows
Up to the first of January the mem-
bership of tbe Chambe- numbered
161 names. Before tbe close of the
fir at quarter March 1st the member
ship bad increased to 238. At this
date there are 261 names on the roll
Of this number however a few have
resigned and others have not yet paid
membership fee or dues. In all 221
members nave made one or more
payments of membership dues to the
WHAT HAS THE CHAMBER OF CJM
L it us take a hasty survey of tbe
woi k which the Chamber of Commerce
has thus far accomplished.
Hardly was the Chamber organized
whan it found an important task at
hand. All over the state commercial
bodies were bending their organized
energies to prevent the pas
sage of the iniquitous tax bill
then before the legislature. Tha
El Paso ChamDer of Commerce
took aggressive and determined action
and supplied its full quota of the op
position that finally defeated the bill
Every business man in El Paso wbo
wanted to eee the bill aeltatea rejoic
ed that tbe city had an organization
elcthed with autaority to voice the
practically unanimous sentiment of the
community against tbe tax bill.
TRADE AND COMMERCE.
The first of tbe standing committees
to be appointed was tbe Transporta
tion Committee to which is assigned
the duty of looking after freight rates
and railway charges affecting merch
antBand shippers. One of the drtt
act of the Transportation Committee
last January was to take up the matter
of the unjust and disorlmlnatingswltch-
ing charges In effect In this city. The
Committee went Into the matter
thoroughly seoured complete data and
made up an elaborate statement of tbe
lease. The Board of Directors adopted
tbe report of the Committee and the
President forwarded it to the State
Railway Commission with a request
tbat the charges be reduced to a pro
per rates. The Commission granted
E. Paso is already an important
wholesale and jobbing center. But II
tbe oity is to reaoa the commanding
commercial position to which it is en
titled by Its natural advantages two
Objects must be labored tor In season
and out: b lrst the city must secure
jobbers' rates which will give it tbe
trade of tbe territory naturally trib-
utary to it; and secondly the city must
put forth every possible effort to
develop the resources of the tributary
country in order to enlarge Its market.
The task of securing equitable
freight rates belongs to
tbe Transportation Committee. The
Committee has already collected much
data ana given the matter much care
ful attention and deliberation. Such
a task as tbis is not to be accomplish
ed in a day nor is anything to be gain-
ed by attempting the work in mass
meeting. Here Is a task which must
be left to a few competent men with
confidence that they will do all that
can be done and as rapidly as it can be
done. Tbe important thing for the
Chamber of Commerce to do is to give
hearty and unanimous support to what
ever course may ultimately be decided
Tbe task of hastening the develop
ment of the resources of tbe surround-
ing country in order to Increase our
markets is not assigned to one com-
mittee but belODgs In part to several
committees especially the Committee
on Mlces and Mining and the Commit
tee on Irrigation. It is a task that will
never end because there will always
be some resources to be developed.
some lands to be occupied and cultivat
ed some outlying community to be
brought Into closer commercial rela-
tions with the city.
MINES AND MINING
None of tbe standing committees of
the chamber of commerce has a more
important duty or a greater opportuni-
ty than tbe committee on Mines and
Mining. Tbe one thing without which
nothing else can insure to tbe
city tbe growth and prosperity which
everybody in El Paso expects is the
development of the vast mineral re-
sources of the country tributary to El
Paso. These resources constitute by
far tbe most extensive and valuable
asset of the city. Upon their develop-
ment depends the future of the city as
a commercial and manufacturing cen-
ter and along all industrial lines. The
mining town and camp will always
he El Paso's best market and a perma-
nent and absolutely reliable source of
From tbe first the Chamber of Com-
merce has recognized that one of its
chief aims should be to publish to the
world the character and extent of the
undeveloped mineral resources of the
country tributary to El Paso. To this
end all possible effort is being made to
enlist the Interest and co-operation of
the people of the surrounding oountry.
A permanent exhibit of resources in
being collected for the inlormstion of
visitors to El Paso. A representative
has been sent out and is now in the
field visiting the various mining
towns and camps securing mineral for
exhibit studying the local conditions
of the district writing exhaustive re
ports for tbe Chamber and striving to
rouse tbe people of those outlying
camps to tbe importance of the work
undertaken by the Chamber. His suo-
oess in this effort has been highly
gratifying. Since El Paso through
the Chamber oi Commerce has shown
that it is alive to the value of such a
display of our resources tbe people of
tbe surrounding couatry are respond-
ing with enthusiasm.
AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION
Second only in importance to the de-
velopment of tbe mineral resources is
the development of tbe agricultural
resources of tbe Rio Grande valley for
fifty miles above and below El Paso.
The one thing required to insure this
development is a reliable supply of
water for irrigation. This supply is to
be obtained by two methods which
should be used in conjunction where
practicable. One of these methods Is
tbe storage of tbe flood waters of tb
Rio Grande and their equitable distri
button; the other method is tbe use of
pumping plants. Pumping pi ants should
be used to supplement the river supply
Many pumping plants are already in
stalled and in operation with abundan
and gratifving success.
Tbe task of storlnr the waters of the
Rio Grande still remains to be acoomp
ltshed. All the efforts of the Irriga
tion Committee and tbe Board of Direc
tors thus far have been toward seour
tng tbe passage of the Stephens bill for
building an international dam above
El Paso. Tbe Stephens bill contain
a section forever prohibiting the con
struction of dams and reservoirs along
the Rio Grande and its tributaries
above the site of the proposed interna
tional dam. The people of New Mex
ico and Colorado are fullv alive to the
consequence of such a prohibition if
em boa lei in the federal law and as
proposed in a treaty with Mexico
They believe that congress will never
enact legislation containing any such
prohibition. A large proportion ef
tbe members of the Chamber of Com
merce sympathize with tbe peop'e of
New Mexico in their contention that
tbe prohibitory clause of the Stephens
bill is ucjabt and ought to be eliminat
The situation then appears to be
this: Either El Paso and Juarez will
set no international dam or the obieo
tionabie clause of tbe Stephens bill
will be eliminated The sensible and
politlo course for El Paso and Juarez
to take therefore is to reoede from
their unjust demand and join with tbe
people of the upper Rio Grande In a
general effort to secure from the Fed
eral Government such aid as is nece
ssary to oonserve the waters of tbe
Rio Grande and secure a fair dlstrlbu
tion of them.
Moreover since the prosperity of El
Paso is dependent on tbe prosperity
of New Mexico and since the Cham
ber of Commerce has repeatedly de
clared its policy to be to seek tbe wel
fare of the entire country tributary to
El Paso It is clear tbat both tbe inter
eat of El Paso and the avowed policy
of the Chamber demand tbat the Cham
ber shall take a broad and unselfish
view of this matter and seek tbe good
of all concerned. I believe it ia both
just and politic fur theChamberto take
oontrol of the situation. I wouia cug
gest that a general meeting of the
Chamber be ca led to discuss the mat
ter and take action thereon.
By joining hands with the people of
New Mexico as well as Old Mexico in
common effort to save and equitably
distribute the waters that are now
going to waste El Paso will not only
serve her own Interests in the matter
of water supply but will seoure and
retain the good will of all. The Cham
ber of Commerce by taking the initia
tive in this matter can win prestige
and influence of immeasurable value
to the commercial and other interests
of tbe city. Self interest therefore
no less than justice invites tbe Cham
ber to seize the opportunity.
A POPULAR CONVENTION CITY.
One of the most important branches
of work laid out by the Chamber of
Commerce for itself is to make El Paso
popular convention city and bring
large crowds of people here. As soon
as the permanent Committee on Ex
curstons and Conventions was appoint
ed last Februaryit began preparations
for the meeting of the btate Teachers'
Association which was to be held here
in June. For nearly five months the
work of preparation went on along two
distinct lines; first correspondence and
advertising in order to bringthe great
est possible number of people here;and
secondly the making of all
the necessary preliminary arrange-
ments for their entertainment.
Through correspondence and tbe cli-
culatlon of printed matter tbe Invita
tion to come was sent everywhere
throughout the state and the distriot
tributary to El Paso. The people
came two or three times as many as
were expected. But El Paso cared for
them and entertained them with entire
success. It is only fair to the Com-
mittee on Excursions and Conventions
to eay that the plans for taking care off
the thousands of visitors and entertain-
ing thesa although finally carried out
by a Citizens' Committee bad practi
cally all been formulated and arranged
by the Chamber's Corrmlttee
on Excursions and Conventions.
The committee would have under-
taken to secure tbe Christian En-
deavorers' convention for next June
had it not been for the objection raised
by many people here tbat El Paso did
not know yet what it oould do with a
large orowd and It bad better wait
until after the Teachera' oonventlon
before inviting any more large gather
ings. El Paso has found out .what it
oan do and tbe visitors have found
out. The result is that El Paso wants
all the big conventions it oan get; and
it appears probable that tbe reputatioa
which El Paso won by the way it
handled this first large gathering
will make it easy for us to secure all
the conventions we want in coming
In connection with tbe late teachers'
meeting In El Paso It Is cause for re
gret that effective means were not
found for preventing the wholesale
scalping of excursion tickets. What-
ever may be said about ticket scalpinar
in general a city whloh has secured
exceptionally low excursion ratea for a
speoial occasion owes it to the railroad
companies to protect them aga'nst the
emoralizatlon of tbelr regular busi
ness by the scalping of excursion
tickets. If El Pa?o aspires to become
a popular convention city it must be
able to get favorable rates and to do
tbis it must do tbe fair thing by tbe
(To be continued tomorrow.)
JOSHUA 8. RAVNOLDB President.
ULYSSES 8 STEWART. Cashier.
FIRST NATIONAL BANE
El Paso. Texas.
Capital and SiarjDlias $156 OOO
O. R. MOREHCAD Praaldent;
J.O LAOKLAND Oaahien
STATE NATIONAL BANE
Established April 1881.
A legitimate banking business transacted in all its branches Exchange o
all the cities of the United StateB bought at par. Highest prices paid fcr Mes
Li. M. Openheimer President. T. M. Wingo Cashier.
H. Li. Newman Vice President. Wm. H. Webb Assistant Cashier
J. G. Lowdon Second Vice-President.
The LowdonWtional Bank
Capital Paid in $100000.
Safety Deposit Boxes for rent. Mexican Money and Exchang
bought and sold lelegraphic transfers ta all points in Mexico
A. SOLOMON. B. P.
the h. LESINSKY CO..
and JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS.
ry a complete line not Staple and Fancy Groceries and guarantee all oar coofl !
We solicit the tradd of dealers only and give especial attention to mail orders
New and Second-Hand Furniture
The New Store at the old stand is where prloes talk.
V True Confession is Food for the Soul
I promised the public to
and give them more goods for their money than
buyer in El Paso. I make
C. C. SHELTON
Across from Zelger Hotel
On and After August 1st
THE RALSTON GROCERY
Will Oocupy the Store Room
No. 211 Texas Street
wnere we win be pleased to see our
ruua(s vi new bb wen.
j FALL AND WINTER CLOTHES....
If you want a strictly up-to-date suit you will find it greatly to your
advantage if you will just drop into John Brunner's and leave your or-
der for one of his good fitting suits. He carries the finest line of suit
ings in-the southwest. Prices reasonable. Call and be convinced.
Merchant Tailor - - 104 El Paso
J. 'R. MoGEBBON
809 1 Paso 8treet.
STOVES ST. CLAIR STEEL RANGES CROCKERY LIMPS.
TT ItsT TDJEUEZ
324 A 326 El Paso St.
Hearse and Carriages Furnished:-
J NAGLEY and LYONsT
Buooessors Caldwell TJn.dort.a.X.lnsr Oo.
Expert Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Office Open Day and Night
I WRITE Fire Insurance in strong
espeolal attention to correct policy
Pair rates and good treatment. I
311 Oregon Street
W. M. FLODRNOT Vice PreMdent
JOS. P. WILLIAM 8 Am. Oashlar.
JCSJCPH MAGOFFIN VI.Pr...
8. J. FRECDENTHA.il
pay them more for their goods
this talk and stand by it.
116 SOUTH 0RE60N STREET
old customers and solicit the pat
Come and see our new Dlace.
Next door to Chas Hokahr; Phone
rYou must have In order
"to look well.
Opera House Block.
In Order to Close
Phones 71. 68 A 196.
El Paso St.
agency companies only and give
forms and adjustment of losses.
solicit a share of your business.
Horace R. Cbase
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