The El Paso Daily Times. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 116, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 23, 1884 Page: 3 of 4
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The Original "SUNSET" >nd "STR AND CSESCtNT" ROUTE.
THE TRUE SOUTHERN PACIFIC.
AND POPULAR SHORT LINE EAST
VIA SAN ANTONIO AND MEW ORLEANS.
PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS
EL PASO TO NEW ORLEANS
ONLY ONE CHANGE OF CARS TO
St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati,
Baltimore or Washington.
Trains leave El Paso for Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans and
All Points East at 8:40 a. B. Time, 7:40 a. ni. City
Time, Making Close Connection with Mexican Central B'y.
gl^For information regarding Rates, Time, Etc , call on or address
the Agents of the 0. H. & S. A. Railway System.
B. of L, F.
NEW YEAR I/iDti*. No, 138, B. of L. F.,
meets at their hull, near Grand Central Hotel.
<>n the sec >ud, third and fonrth Sunday* ot
eaeh month. 1). B. MORRISE Y,8eCjr.
El l'ato Lorffft No. *»*
I. O. O. F,
Xn P. 0. Rnilding, 8an An-
tonio street. Reftulni
meeting every Friday
Evening at 7 p. m.
Tlaitlag Brothers Cordially Invited
F. E. Hl'KTEU, 0. 8. BROWKB.
Rec.Sec. X. CJ.
A « Jt fm m C1a A..
Rocu'ar meetinsa First and Third
Evenings at 7:80 p. m.
fi^VUiUngr Brethren cordially invited.
F. P. Clark, Pec: W. H. Mitchkll, V M.
TIeket Agent, El Paso Texas.
C. E. MINER,
Western iWr Agent, El Paso, Texas
"' T. W. PIERCE, Jr., G. P. A, Houston, Tex
The Santa Fe Route.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
Elegant Accommodations for all Classes of
Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago New York,
Boston, Philadelphia, Washingto
and All points
NORTH AND EAST
F. C. GAY, Genl Agt El Paso, Texas
W. F. WHITE, J. W. McCOACH,
<Jenl Pass & Ticket Agt opek&K&s Station agt El Paso.
The Concluding Paragraphs of a
Remarkably Strong Paper.
We have already given the main
portion of Mr. Blaine's letter by
telegraph. The conclusion of the
document, not included in our re-
port Tuesday, evening, is as fol-
TOWARD THE SOUTH.
I recognize, not without regret,
the necessity for speaking of two
sections of our country. But the re-
gret diminishes when I 6ee that the
elements which separate them are
fast disappearing. Prejudices have
yielded and are yielding, while a
growing cordiality warms the south-
ern and northern heart alike. Can
any one doubt that between the two
sections confidence and esteem are
to-day more marked than at any
period in sixty years preceding the
election of President Lincoln? This
is the result in part of time and in
part of republican principles applied
under the favorable conditions of
uniformity. It would be a great
calamity to change these influences
under which southern common-
wealths are learning to vindicate
civil rights and adapting themselves
to the conditions of political traquil-
ity and industrial progress. If there
be occasional and violent outbreaks
in the south against this peaceful
progress, the public opinion of the
country regards them as exception-
al and hopefully trusts that each
will provo the last.
The south needs capital and oc-
cupation, not controversy. As
much as any part of the north, the
south needs full protection of the
revenue laws which the repubpln
party offers. Some of the southern
states hitve already entered upon a
career of industrial development and
prosperity. T1 ese, «t least, should
not lend their electoral votes to
destroy their own future.
An effort to unite the southern
states upon issues ihat grow out of
the memories of the war, will sum-
mon the northern states to combine
in the assertion of that nationality
which was their inspiration in the
civil struggle. And thus great ener
gies which should be united in a
common industrial development
will he wasted in hurtful strife. The
democratic party shows itself a foe
to southern prosperity by always
invoking and urging southern pol-
itical consolidation. Sach a policy
the mode of appointment to be based
on qunl'ficatirm and sc%rrity of
tenure to be based on faithful dis-
charge of duty are the two ends to
The public business will be aided
by separating the legislative branch
of the government from all control
of appointments and the executive
department will be relieved by sub-
jecting appointments to fixed rules
and thus removing them from the
caprice of favoritism. But there
should be rigid observance of the
law which gives in all cases of equal
competency the preference to the
soldiers who risked their lives in
defense of the Union.
I entered congress in 1863, and in
a somewhat prolonged service 1 nev-
er found it expedient to request or
recommend the removal of a civil
officer except in four instances, and
then for non-political reasons which
were instantly conclusive with the
appointing power. The officers in
the district, appointed by Mr. Lin-
colnin 1861, upon the recommenda-
tion of my predecessor, served, as a
rule, until death or resignation. I
adopted at the beginning of my
service the test ol competitive exa-
mination for appointments to West
Point and maintained it as long as
I had the right to nominate a can-
didate. In the case of many officers
I found that the present law which
arbitrarily limits the term of the
commission offered a constant
ten ptation to changes for mere po-
litical reasons. I have publicly ex-
pressed the belief that the essential
modification of that law would be in
many respects advantageous.
My observation in the depart-
ment of state confirmed the conclu-
sions of my legislative experience,
and impressed me with the convic-
tion that the rule of impartial ap-
pointment might with advantage
be carried beyond any existing pro
vision of the civil service law. It
should be applied to apDointments
in the consular service. Consuls
should be commercial sentinels—
encircling the globe with watchful
ness for their country's intetests.
Their intelligence and competency
become, thefore, matters of greRt
public concern. No man should be
appointed to an American consulate
who is not well instructed in the
history »r.d resources of his own
country, and in the requirements
and language of commerce in the
country to which he is sent. The
same rule should be applied even
more rigidly to secretaries of lega-
tion in our diplomatic service. The
people have the right to the most
efficient agents in the discharge of
public business and the appointing
party should regard this as the
prior and ulterior consideration.
Religious liberty is the right of
every citizen of the republic. Con-
gress is forbidden by the constitu-
tion to maked any law "respecting
the establishment religion or pro-
hibiting the free exercise thereof"
For a century under this guarantee
Protestant and Catholic, Jew and
Gentile, have worshiped God ac-
cording to the dictates of their con-
science. But religious liberty must
quenches the rising instinct of pat
riotism in the heart of the southern j not be perverted to the justification
youth. It revives and stimulates 0f offenses againt the law. Are
prejudice; it substitutes the spirit
of barbaric vengeance for the love of
peace, progress and harmony.
the civil service question*.
The general character of the civil
service of the United States under
all administrations has been honor-
able. In the one supreme test—the
collection and disbursement of rev-
enue— the Tccord of fidelity has nev-
er been surpassed in any nation.
With the almost fabulous sums
which were received and paid during
the late war, scrupulous integrity
was the prevailing rule. Indeed,
throughout that trying period, it can
be said to the honor of the American
name, that unfaithfulness and dis-
ligious sect, strongly entrenched in
one of the territories of the Union,
and spreading rapidly into four
I other territories, claims the right to
| destroy the great safeguard and
rnoniment of social order and have
as religious privilege that which is
a crime punishable with severe pen-
alties in every state in the Union-
The sacrednesa and unity of the
family must be preserved as the
source of ordi-rly administration,
as the surest guaranty of moral pu
The claim of the Mormons that
they are divinely authorized to
practice polygamy should no more
be admitted than the claim of cer-
the rights of society begin.
Ol'R ClKtl'LATLVO MEDIUM.
The people of the United States,
though often urged and tempted,
have never seriously contemplated
the recognition of any other money
than gold and silver—curreney di-
rectly convertible into them. They
have not done so, they will not do
so under any necessity less pressing
than that of desperate war. The
one special requisite for the com-
pletion of our monetary system in
the fixing of the relative values of
gold and silver. The large use ol
silver as the money of account
among Asiatic nations, taken in
connection with the increasing com-
merce of the world, gives the
weghtiest reasons for an internation-
al agreement in the premises. Our
government should not cease to
\rgo this measure until a common
standard of value shah be reached
and established—a standard that
shall enable the United States to
use the silver from its mine3 as an
auxiliary to gold in settling the bal
ances of commercial exchange.
THE PUBLIC D iMAIN.
The strength of the republic is
increased by the multiplication of
landholders. Our laws should look
to the judicious encouragement of
actual settles on th'e public domain
which should henceforth be held as
a sacred trust for those seeking
homes. The tendency to consoli-
date large tracts of land in the own-
ership of individuals or corporation
should, with proper regard to vest-
ed rights, bo discouraged. One
hundred thousand acres of land in
the hands of one man is far less
profitable to the nation in every
way than when its ownership is di-
vided among 1,000 men. The evil
of permitting largo tracts of the
public domain to bo consolidated
and controlled by the few against
the many is enhanced when the per-
sons controlling it are aliens. It is
but fair that the public land should
be only disposed of to actual set-
tlers and to those who are citizens
of the republic, or those willing to
NATIONAL SHIPPING INTERESTS.
Among our national interests one
languishes —the foreign carrying
trade. It was seriously crippled in
our civil war, and another blow was
given it in the general substitution
of steam for sail in ocean traffic.
With a frontage on the two great
oceans, with a freight* ge larg r than
that of any other nation, we hav«
every inducement to restore our
navigation. Yet the government
has hitherto refused its help. A
small share of the encouragement
given by the government to rail-
ways and manufacturers, and a
small share of the capital and zeal
given by our citizens to those en-
terprises would have carried our
ships to every sea and to every port
A law just enacted removes some of
the burdens upon our navigation
and inspires hope that this great
interest may at last receive its due
share of attention. All efforts in
this direction should receive en-
SACREDNeSS OF THE BALLOT.
This survey of our condition as a
nation reminds us that material
. prosperity is but a mockery if it do» s
not tend to preserve the liberty ol
the people. A free ballot is the
safeguard of republican institutions,
without which no national welfare
is assured. A popular election,
honestly conducted, embodies the
very majesty of true government.
Ten millions of voters desire to
take part in the pending contest
The safety of tho republic rest upon
the integrity of the ballot, upon the
security of suffrage to the citizen.
To deposit a frau ulent, vote is no
worj#ti a crime against constitutional
liberty than to obstruct the deposit
of an honest vote. He who corrupts
suffrage strikes at the very root of
free government. He is the arch
Office of the Daily Times,/
Honda? July .23,1884. f
The following are to-day's ruling re-
s FLOUR AND FEED.
Kansas, 50-lb sacks 4 00*4 30
Prirle of Denver, 50-lb sacks 4 00
Ysleta, 50-lb sacks 3 75a4 00
Buckwheat flour, pr 100 lbs 10 00
Graham, pr 100 lbs 3 lioal 75
Meal, white and yellow, pr 100.3 50a4 00
Corn,pr 100 2 00
Corn chop, pr 100 2 35
Oats, pr 100..... 2 50
Rarley, pr 100 2 00
Barley chop, pr 100 2 25
Hran, pr 100 1 75
Hay, pr ton 25 00a30 00
Beans, white and pink, pr 100.... 7 00
' Mexican, pr 100 6 00
Alfalfa seed, pr 100 15 00
Millet seed, pr 100 8 00
1 " Evergreen, pr 100.... 60 00
BACON, SALT ME1T8, LARD.
Haras, sugar cured, pr lb. 20
Breakfast Bacon, pr lb IS
Bacon sides, pr lb 15
Dry salt sides, pr lb 15
Dried Beef, pr lb 25
Lard, 5-lb pails, pt lb..... 17,
1 50-lb " " 13>;
Porterhouse steak, pr lb ■ • •. 20
Sirloin steak, pr lb 17J3
Bound steak, pr lb 12,4
Beef roast, pr lb 10al2l£
" fore quarter, pr lb. . 10
" hind quarter, pr lb 12'^
Pork chops, pr lb 18
" tenderloin, pr lb 20
" sausage, pr lb 20
Mutton chops, pr lb 12>a
" half or whole, pr lb 11
Corned beef, pr lb 12}£
PigKs feet, pickled, pr kit 2 25
Tripe, pr lb 20
NT. Y. Counts, pr can.
Extra Selects, "
Sau Francisco Salmon, pr lb 25
" " Flounders, pr lb... 20
" " Smelts, pr lb 20
Galveston Salmon, pr lb 18
" FlounderB, pr lb 18
" Smelts, pr lb 18
Rio Grande "trout" pr lb 18
POULTRY AND GAME.
Chickens, live, each 60a70
" 14 pr doTen,hens.... 8 60
" dressed, pr lb 25
Turkeys, live, each 1 25a2 00
" dressed, pr lb 25
California roll, pr 2-lb roll.. 75
Creamery, pr lb 25
Apples, Cala. evaporated, pr lb.
Pears, pr lb
Peaches, pr lb.
Prunes, pr lb
Figs, pr lb '•
Potatoes, pr lb
sweet, pr lb
Onions, pr lb
Tomatoes, pr lb
Cabbage, pr lb
EL PASO HOUSE,
Near Southern Pacific Depot.
nOME-LIKE MEaLS, 23 cents.
Good LoJging Ilouso and Bar attached.
MRS. T. F. EARLY.
The R .liable Favorite
rare as misconduct and
on the field of battle.
cowardice!come among us, to continue tht
right of human sacrifice. The law
honesty among civil officers were as j tain heathen tribes, if they should enemy of the republic. He forgets
that in trampling upon the rights of
others he fatally imperils his own
right "It is a good land which the
Lord our God doth give us," but
we can maintain our heritago only
by guarding with vigilance the
source of popular power.
I am, with greatest respect,
Your obedient servant
James G. Biaine.
The growth of the country has
continually and necessarily enlarg-
ed the civil service, until now it
does not interfere with what a man
believes, it takes cognizance onlv
of what he does. As citizens, the
includes a vast body of offices, Mormons are entitled to the same
Rules and method of appointment
which prevailed when the number
was smaller have been found insuf-
ficient and impracticable, and earn.
civil rights as others, and to these
they must be confined. Polygamy
can never receive national nanction
or toleration by admitting the com-
GENUINE 3INQER8EWINQ MACHINE.
Beware of counterfeits; every machine
warranted Ave years
Sold on Installments if desired.
At the East Side of the Plaza, near the
Southern Pacitle B. It. Depot.
A nice, cosy Dining Room for families
and gentlemen. Freneh, German and
Spanish cooking. Meals and Coffee ex-
cellent. Ice Cream every Sunday.
Please give us a call.
JOB LONG & HOP KB..
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The El Paso Daily Times. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 116, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 23, 1884, newspaper, July 23, 1884; El Paso, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth504826/m1/3/: accessed February 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.