El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, September 2, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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Friday, September 2,1910.
EL PASO MORNING TIMES
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Encourage Local Corporations.
The city council, probably viewing tno matter from
one able only, were led to aetdraiher hastily yesterday In
retiulrluK the companies owning them to remove the
IMilea and put their wire* under ground along the exten-
sion* of Kunttua and Hun Antonio Hiroets tiow being
Quite recently the council pa toted a resolution, ord-
ering ull com panic* owning poles and wires on the
street* within certain limits to remove the poles and pu
the wire* underground within two years.
It wa* not the purpose of the council, we are per-
suaded, to Impose a hardship upon uny public utility,
und yet that Is the practical effect of the order for this
reason: The population of Kl Paso is not yet sufficient-
ly large to furnish any public utility business enough to
justify the extra-ordinary expense to which the enforce-
ment of this ordinance would necessarily entail.
It Is granted that the proper place for all wires I*
underground, and that no poles should be allowed on the
streets when the population 1* great or dense enough to
make them u menace to human life and to justify the
expense of removing them hy giving the public utilities
sufficient business to enable them to make the ehungi
without impairment of their working oupltal.
The public utilities in El Paso, without exception,
ore spending large sums of money in El Paso In main
mining modern facilities and giving efficient service, and
the enforcement of sush an order In a « Hv of less than
75,000 Inhabitants appears to be an Injustice to the capi-
tal invested In them. Altogether the order now, under
present conditions In 151 Paso, seems ill-timed and the
public utility companies concerned should receive fair
consideration und every encouragement from the city
council. The public service corporations here arc en-
gaged In preparations for and making extensions and
betterments that will tax their finances for some little
time and It would be a hardship on them to do other-
wise than assist them.
West Texas Asks Only Justice
One who knows West Texas, the Incalculable values
that lie hurled In her hills and mountains and plains;
who knows thitt this section needs only capital for IP
development; who knows how West Texas lias been
bled by East Texas by unjust and discriminative taxa-
tion and hy hostile legislation; who knows how the pub-
t Ho lands of this section have been squandered to butlu
railroads and state Institutions In East Texas, and how
all voice In the state government and ull participation It.
the benefits of the location of state Institutions have
been dented us unfairly and always, It la it mntter of
surprise that East Texas should longer pursue a lino of
londnct that does not especially benefit her and makes
more difficult the hard tusk which West Texas long ago
undertook In trying to build up this section by her own
efforts In spite of the discrimination and hostility dis-
played by East Texas,
We have not usked that East Texas he taxed to
build costly state Institutions here. We have not d -
mantled that the business and Industries of that sec-
tion should be hied to create sutitldles for the building
of railroads In this section. All that West Texas has
ever asked of East Texas Is to be let alone, and that wo
bajglven a mining law that, with Incalculable benefit to
the whole state, would allow West Texas to develop her
great mineral resources; to "forbear from placing upon
the statute books laws that would deter capital from in-
vestment In mines and manufacturing uml railroad
building that would turn western plains and barren hill*
Into prosperous communities and rich mines not to the
benefit of West Texns alone, but to the enrichment ol
the whole state.
For some reason that cannot he mude clear to tho
business man, the manufacturer or to any other man
with the welfare of the state at heart, (hose In authori-
ty have seen proper to treat West Texans as aliens and
their property as though It were tn conquered territory
atiged from an enemy.
tlTiis thing has been going on for years, and has made
the task of West Texas, hard at best, all the harder, her
accomplishment all the greater, because what she has
don* tM the way of development and progress has been
not only done unaided, but tn the face of difficulties and
hardships and obatpetes needlessly thrown In her way
" by Bast Texas.
It wodkd seem that a sense of common justice and
an appreclallon'of sound business principles would lead
Bast Texas to desist from a line of conduct that not only
works the most grievous wrongs and Injustice to Weal
Texas, but deprives the whole state of new sources of
wealth and revenue, and If tt did not cause the other sec-
tions of the state to Join hands with this section In the
to develop our mineral resource* and build up our
waste places. Bast Texas would at least not throw ob-
; In the way of our doing It ourselves hy> -'acting
that deters capital frnr
our aid or forces It to wlthdrsd from enterprises already
The Quanah railroad project furnishes a striking
example of the effect upon development of legislation
that Is hostile to enterprise and Investments This rosd,
already constructed for one hundred miles this way,
would have traversed a rich and rapidly growing section
down through New Mexico to and through barren lands
In West Texas to El Paso. The contract for the money
with whleh to complete the road to thte city had been
made, but (he Introduction of the “I. A O. N." bill Into
the legislature occurred before the contract was signed
and the trust company which had agreed to furnish the
money for the completion of the road declined to sign
the contract. And who could blame them? The effect
of the bill which Is now a law of the state of Texas,
which needs as no other state needs, foreign capital for
Its development. Is to destroy the value of securities and
give, precedence to unsecured claim* over mortgage*.
No business man wfio had accutnulared hi* money
by hard work and thrift would advance money to erect
a building when his mortgage on that building to secure
the money advanced by him would he of not as much
value os the unsecured claim for the coal used in
The capital used In the development of new terrl-
rltory, tn the building of railroads and large Industrial
enterprises. Is not private capital In the sense that It
I* Individual capital, but Is the savings bank accounts
and other funds held In trust by the great savings banks
and trust companies nnd the men who manage It have
not only a heavy business responsibility but a sacred
trust which render It necessary to take no risks In tt*
Investment. It I* the most desirable capital for legiti-
mate enterprise, because, requiring gilt edge securities
and securities that grow In value and stability with the
development und progress that come to the enP rprlsen
nnd the country in which they are Invested, tow rates of
Interest are given.
Private capital takes risks that trust funds will not
and cannot, but when It takes risk* It requires corres-
ponding advantages In concessions and rates oT Interest
— the lion's Hhure of the profits. Hut not even private
capital Is reckless enough to turn loose In a state that
allow* unsecured claims to take precedence of a mort-
Mr. Roosevelt’s Ideas of the Constitutions.
Mr. Roosevelt has made some very notable speeches
and given utterance to many broad sentiments on his
wing mound through the west, and he ha* also laid
down some broadguaged Idea* that the people of Arizona
and New Mexico should study well In preparing their
Under biasing headlines, the Tucson Citizen print
<d Tuesday this as a message from Mr Roosevelt at
Pueblo, to the people of the two new states:
"Many friends there having written me to ad-
vise them about the constitution, I have not felt fa-
miliar enough with conditions to do so, Hut there
Is one point on which I would like to advise: Leave
the constitution easy of amendment any time the
I'< oplo feel it should be amended. Experience has
shown that not only doctrinaires but designing cor-
poration attorneys often gel Into the constitution
matters which are not thoroughly understood at the
time. My plea Is that the people of the netv states
should be left with their hands tree and then If they
find anything is working badly, they will have the
opportunity to easily make the necessary change."
Our Tucson contemporary endorses this but Inter-
prets It as a dictum to the effect that Republics ns should
frame the constitutions of both the new states—-not, of
course, In so many words, but In words to that effect.
ft Is accepted hy the Democrats us sound arid sen-
sll Ic advice nnd ns meaning that the constitutions should
not he framed by the Republicans, because the Demo-
crats know and the public knows fbat tho Republican
Party Is dominated und Its policies formulated by the
very "doclrlnnrles and designing corporation attorneys"
agit list whom Mr. Roosevelt warns the people of the
new states, and the present condition of the country Is
ample proof of the baneful results brought about by such
The Times entertains the belief that It would not
lie good policy to allow either Democrats or Republicans,
us such, to write the new constitutions, for both In-
strument:: should be non-partisan and for the benefit of
It.e *vhob people, and we entirely agree with Mr. tlonse-
'•elt that "dortrlnariea and designing corporation law-
yers" should be shut out of both conventions.
That Mr. Roosevelt believes in direct responsibility
to the people and their right to recall unfaithful offl
eials and tho right directly to pas* upon legl*l»tlon Is
amply proven by this declaration In his Kansas speech:
We need to make our political representatives
more quickly and sensitively responsive to the peo-
ple whose servants they are. More direct action
by the people in their own affairs under proper
safeguard* is vitally necessary,
* • * • •
I believe that the prompt removal of unfalfhful
or Incompetent public servant* should be made
easy and sure In whatever way experience shall show
to lie most expedient In any given class or cases.
If these are not arguments tn favor of those reforms
which the Democrats and the non-partisan* of Arizona
i.ml New Mexico demand should he written In their con-
stitutions, they arc empty phrases devoid of meaning.
And they come from an authority so high that the
Republicans cannot afford to clamor for a partisan con-
vention or to scheme for Its control by the Interests by
trying to elect "doctrtnarles nnd designing corporation
lawyers" a* delegates.
At last Houston and El Faso have something in
common—a police force that Is nut half as pretty as It is
Thete was such a hot time at Cheyenne tho other
day that It iB now proposed to call It Cayenne.
Who s who, and what's what are the questions of the
hour in local official circles just now.
Ik Campbell Way
The Texas way (under Governor Campbell) of dis-
couraging Investment In Texas Industrie* was strikingly
shown by Senator Senter in discussing the I. & G. N.
bill when he said: “For bonding purposes this property
(the I. & G. N. railroad) Is worth but twenty-three mil-
lion dollars; for'taxlng purposes this property is valued
at thirty-five million dollars." Add to this the deliber-
ate destruction of the mortgage as a security and you
have the policy complete. It Is, as wo homefolks know,
not the Texas way. but the Tom Campbell way, but
abroad, Texas and Yexas people bear the odium Just
the the same as If It were the Texas way.
No wonder tho Waco Timea-Herald declares In com-
menting on Senator Renter's declaration: “With a record
like that, the state of Texaa 1* bound to hide Its head
A BIT OF PHILOSOPHY IN EPIGRAM
JAN ornaments his life with the WORK HE DOES;
• LABOR is sacred and the love of it means-success; ITS
MAJESTY IS MIGHTY.
IAN lifts SORROWS from others and carries his own
■ GRIEFS alone, in love; THORNS are never thrown
upon LIFE’S TRACK if you carry the burdens of
others on .tour back.
FOUR HOPES will grow in the ratio that you help others
to have hope; HOPE is man’s great TREASURE, he
gets EXACT MEASURE, and as he EARNS he gets
'TEADFAST PURPOSE goes straight to its goal: man
' must be FIT TO FINISH what he follows or else his
future is not sure.
I VERY true FRIENDSHIP is nurtured in LOVE; it is
• through love that man can best serve and thus win
fOU may try to make yourself believe when you undertake
to deceive another, you can’t mislead another without
leading yourself amiss.
"HE BLACKENED eye in the fall does not count if your
FIGHT was RIGHT and you know it; to be knocked
down is not a DISGRACE when man gets up with a
' I1F. GREAT SEA of life is not in the future nor in the
past, lint the ocean source surrounds us NOW; the
high tides and the low tides in our affairs ebb and flow
at the MANDATES OF OUR MINDS.
OVE leads ntcu to live the PURE LIFE; love is the HKAV-
• ENLY GIFT that harmonizes humanity.
OPPOSE you were about to erdss a little bridge which, although you
did not know It, was rotten and would have given way beneath you,
uml let you fall into the river und drown.
And suppose, just as you came near to the bridge, you should fall and
break your arm and turn back and not try to cross the bridge.
Wouldn't you have been fortunate rather than unfortunate?
What ilo«» all ibgt mean?
It just means that I want to suggest a new point of view, that has
recently come to me, upon an old matter.
And the old matter is the seeming injustice of it
that for "the sin that they do by two nnd two” each
equally to blame, and more likely the man more than
the woman, tho man goes apparently unpunished
while the woman bears all the consequences.
Nor long ago It was my duty to talk to a woman
who was brought into the public Interest by an un-
successful attempt to lose in the city streets the lit-
tle baby that should never have come to her.
This girl absolutely refused to tell the name of
the baby’s father and let him suffer even the small
portion of disgrace that the world's opinion allots to
I went home front that talk bit,or against tho
Injustice of it all, and thi n 1 begun jo wonder If I
and the rest of us who see things that way, aren't a
Isn't It better to break one's arm than to go on over the bridge and fall
Into the river?
Isn’t immediate punishment oftentimes a blessing?
X know a man who can’t drink a single glass of whiskey without being
desperately nauseated. When he was a boy of about nineteen he drifted in
with n very fast crowd. And this Inability to drink without Immediate suffer-
ing, which he naturally regarded as u great misfortune, was his salvation.
t know a woman who eun't offend the laws of health in the slightest
degree without having an Intensely slek headache. The natural result Is
that she Is very careful not to overeat or overwork or undersleep or do any
of the things that bring this swift and terrible retribution.
She doesn't think so, but Isn’t she really more fortunate than those
or tm who go on offending for hair a lifetime unrebuked and then are finally
obliged to pay up our arrears of carelessness by months or even years of suf-
fering nnd dependence?
Then, are things so very much worse for our sex after all?
The woman learns a cruelly searing but perhaps life saving lesson.
The man sees only the attractive exterior of his offense, and not the
white sepulchre for soul nnd body und life and Ambition and happiness, that
may He beneath.
Who can dure to say that Instead of being “Mary', pity women,
rather to be, "Mary, pity men.'’
The Dick and Dot Stories
Miss Samantha’s Stuffed ^Bird.
“So, to his own great' surprise, Tip
was soon on his way down town.
When he felt more at ease Tip began
to look about him. There were
plenty of things on the hat; besides
the lace which had served him such a
sly trick, there was a stuffed green
paroquet on one side, and a wing on
ON’T you tell us another
Story, please, Cousin
Ned?" asked Dick.
"I will tell you about Miss Saman-
thas canary,” replied his cousin,
'lip, for that was the canary’s name,
was allowed to come out of his cage
when the cat had been carefully shut
out, and one mornii.g when he wag
flying about the room .Miss Samantha
nicnurl mil I, t.l.. . . . <
- ...v .wvm -uiss oaniamud
rushed out hastily and forgot to close
>r. She had been watching for
,f tYI9n U'hA .1,.... ________J
the door. llvcu W4UUWB iWt
the postman, who she was sure would
bring her an important letter from
her lawyer, and when she saw the
well-known blue envelope in the
postman s hand she forgot all about
the cat. No sooner had his mistress
left than Tip saw the cat enter, and
a }■*5^cart fluiiered madly, for
he did not know how to escape from
her. He flew around and around the
room, and finally alighted on Miss
Samantha's new hat, which hung on
the corner of a tall screen. His feet
became entangled in • bunch of lace
and he couldn’t get iway, though for
that matter neither could* the cat
"Pretty soon Miss Samantha was
heard coming up the stairs as rap-
tdly as a stout, elderly lady could
climb, and at the sound of her foot-
-.....-I "I mi M'UHW ui uc( foot
steps the cat discreetly retired. Tip
was so tired he could not move, and
although he chirped, Miss Samantha,
being rather deaf, did not hear him.
In great haste she lagan to prepare
to go down town and she pinned on
her hat without once glam----**—
glass, though her hcadgda
and it was th« first &•
icing in the
:ar we* new_____
she tad 'Fo
the other, Tip occupying the front of
‘. Everybody in the car stared at
Miss Samantha’s hat, as she thought,
tn admiration. Even her lawyer, an
old gentleman who never noticed
women s clothes, kept his gaze fixed
on the top of her head, and at last
he said, ‘Miss Samantha, that's a re-
markable bird on your bonnet I It
"‘Fiddlesticks!' she returned, fit’*
only a stuffed green paroquet.’
It is yellow; insisted the lawyer,
this min* ,m.OV,n* ,ts hel<i #nd wings
‘“Mr. Blackstone,* said Mis* Sa-'
mantha, gravely, ‘you need
"At that moment Tip freed himself
a. .i «»* to *V. comer of the room,
» v u« land's taker cried Miss S»>
ihw*’ wjtfjfcjfov t J3*i»r * ••"•
cauliflower. poi nd .......... .....
EUO PLANT, POUND..... ............
SI MMER SQUASH, POUND ............
CUCUMBERS, 2 FOR................ ....
CELERY, 2 BUNCHES FOR .............
BELL PEPPERS, POUND.............
FANCY SWEET POTATOES, 6 POUNDS .
FRESH ASPARAGUS, 2 BUNCHES ____
Everybody has their own Summer Concerts at Home,
if they own an
Victor Talking Machine
Buy one on the Easy Payment Plan.
W. C. WALZ CO.
Talking Machine Dept. • 103 El Paso Street.
August Records Now on Sale.
IN ITS DEALINGS WITH IT8 CUSTOMERS FOR
THIRTY YEARS, THE ,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Has demonstrated its purpose In giving depositors every advantage
obtained by years of experience, and it is a definitely settled policy to
study tlieir requirements, thus meeting Intelligently their needs. Dili-
gence in every department with this end in view has brought success
to Che bank and Its customers alike.
Capital ................................$ 600,000
Surplus and Profits .................... 225,000
We cordially Invite new business connections.
Our new savings department pays 4 per cent on deposits, s
OPEN SATURDAY EVENINGS UNTIL 8 O’CLOCK.
C. R. MOREHEAD, President. C. N. BASSETT, Vice President.
JOSEPH MAGOFFIN, V. Pree. GEO. D.- FLORV, Cashier.
L. J. GILCHRIST, Asst. Cashier.
STATE NATIONAL BANK
ESTABLISHED APRIL, 1881
CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS, $175,000.
A Legitimate Banking Business Transacted in ^11 Its Branches
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR MEXICAN MONEY
CITY NATIONAL BANK
Of El Paso, Texas. '■
U. S. DEPOSITORY
Capital, Surplus and Profits $350,000
OFFICER8 AND DIRECTORS:
U. S. Stewart, Prest.
Aug. Q. Andreas, V. P.
J. F. Williams, V. P.
C. H. Leavell. V. P.
II. M. Andress, Cashier.
H. J. Simmons,
W. B. Latta,
J. H. May.
RIO GRANDE VALLEY BANK & TRUST CO.
ED PASO, TEXAS.
Capital, Surplus and Profits, $160,000.00
A' general banking business transacted.
Four |>er cent Interest paid on Savings and Time Deposits
We Invite your account, whether large or smalt.
W. W. Turney, President
B. T. Turner, Vice-Pres't
H. K. Christie, Secretary.
W. Cooley, Vlce-Pre»'t. ft Mar.
W. E. Arnold, Cashier. **
F. M. Murchison, Ass t. Cashier.
Do You Need a Fence?
We have just unloaded a car of cedar posts Cedar
will last several times as long as pine. These posts
are splendid values. Ask to see our Hodge fence.
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