El Paso Sunday Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 25, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 15, 1905 Page: 2 of 14
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EL PASO MORNING TIMES. SUNDAY, JANUARY 15. 1905
THE DOINGS OF
Organization of Legislature Is
Completed and Flood of
Bills Are Streaming In-
to the Hopper.
ANTI HOPING CONTEST LAWS
Austin, Tex., Jan. 12.—This was a
busy day both for the house and sen-
committee bill. It is supposed that It
will contain what are considered by
the committee to be the best features
of the many bills before it. In view
of the fact that the work of prepartn*
this bill will hare to be done by the
committee, the contents of the meas-
ures on that subject, as introduced In
their original form, are not of great
Importance, further than to show the)
general drift of Idea* on the taxation
Many Waya to
A noticeable feature of the several j
taxation bills Introduced today was1
that it is proposed to tax corporations
in almost every conceivable way. In
addition to the tasation proposition*
submitted today, at least one Income]
tax bill will be Introduced. The an
thor of this measure is W. T. Bhan-j
non of Bell county. There are many
FIFTEEN 10 THIRTY PER CENT REDUCTION ON WINTER GOODS AT
■■ii JARRELL, BALLARD & CO.
ate. The proceeding* were not devot- other tax bills yet to be Introduced ]
ed to the consideration of proposed
laws, but were In the nature of con-
cluding the necessary duties which
precede actual consideration of bills.
Both branches held forenorm and af-
ternoon sessions. In the afternoon
there was a Joint session for the pur-
pose of making an o(tidal count of the
vote ca*t for governor and lieutenant
governor. The canvassing of the re-
turns of the several counties was not
finished this evening and went over
until tomorrow morning.
The hoase spent a good portion of
the day fn wrangling over the ques-
tion of clerkships. During the discus-
sion of a resolution offered by T. D.
Cobbs, thst the stenographic clerks
should not bo required to attend to
the correspondence of members, a
lively colloquy took place between A.
W. Terrell and Tom It. Ixive. The for-
mer favored the resolution, while Mr.
Dove opposed It, on the ground that
most of the correspondence of mem-
iters is with constituents and relates
to legislative matters, lie took the
position that It would bo Impossible
for some of the members to attend to
such correspondence without the as-
sistance of the house stenographers.
Judge Terrell urged the adoption of
the resolution on the ground that the
stenographers should contino their
work strictly to legislative business,
The resolution was adopted.
A resolution was also adopted mak-
ing provision for the employment as
clerks of the three ladles who were
defeated for postmaster, and assistant
The new house rules were adopted
unanimously without debate. This was
a splendid compliment to Speaker
Bcabury, who Is. for the most part, the
Author of the new rules.
The senate passed the mileage and ]
per diem hill, the tlrst amounting to
*no,onu and the latter to $20,000, and
sent It over to the house.
Speaker Bcabury announced thesej
of the house com mi l tee tills evening; ]
W. O. Murray of Wilson t» chairman j
of the committee on appropriations; j
Hal Sevier of Uvalde Is chairman of j
Almost all of the measures of this
character, so far Introduced, and in
course of preparation, seek to place a
tax on corporations. None Is exempt-
ed. They Include railroad companies
and various other Incorporated con-
A man who is good at figures made
a calculation this evening on the basis
of the manifold taxation provisions
contained In the bills which were In-1
traduced lu the legislature, that if all
were enacted Into laws, they would
bring Into the state treasury an annual
revenue of not less than thirty millions
of dollars. Unless a curb Is put on
the existing taxing sentiment the thing
may be woefully overdone. The peo-
ple will be the sufferers.
A. W. Terrell Introduced bis general
election bill In the house today. Those
who signed the bill with him are; Hil-
ling I*. Robertson, T. 11. Love, A. P.
McKinney, Curtis Hancock and J. F.
Onion. Bfieaklog of his bill, Judge
"I believe that In view of the very
many changes, amounting to nearly HO
changes In tlio two houses, made to
the original bill last session, H would
lie best to write the bill anew, pre-
serving all that which experience had
THE ONE PRICE AMERICAN CASH HOUSE,
112-114 Smith Oregon Street.
Extraordinary Sale of
Men’* business suits, and youths’
and boys’ school suits.
Men’s serviceable suits, good styles,
well made, $|101)u quality, for.*.79
Men's suits, a superior *12.50 value,
Men’* suit* of fancy Imported anj do-
mestic materia!.-, $15,00 quality
Men's hand-tailored $10.50 suits,
Women’s Fur Boas.
And children's fur oats—Brown, black and gray boas.....
43to80Inches king, splendid values—$1.00 boas for 68c;
91.50 boas for $1.15; $3.00 boas for $2.25; $3.50 boas for
' $2.76; *4.00 boas for $3.15; $5.00 boas for *3.95; *7.56
boas for $5.95.
Children’s $1.50 fur rets for.....................61.20
Children’s $2.00 fur sots for.............;......*170
Men’* high-grade hand tailored suits,
*18.60 quality, for..........*14.48
Youths' suits, a splendid $5.00 value,
Youths’ $6.50 suits for...........*6X10
Youths’ $8.50 suits for...........*6.90
One even dozen lot* of boys’ school
suits, worth In- regular way, $1.50
up to $6.50, reduced from FIFTEEN
TO THIRTY PER CENT.
Boys’ Knee Pantsl
Made of fancy wool cheviots and worsteds, sizes 5 to 15>
Boys’ SOc pants for................. .. ......42c
Boys’ 66c pants for...............................55c
Boys’ 75c pants for...:............ ...r.----......80c
A beautiful garment, made
of black taffeta silk,
Taffeta silk petticoats ltt
black and colors, $0.50
Four big values selected from our strongest
linee, priced for quick selling.
LOT 1—Embraces several pretty styles In
knife plaited, kilted and trimmed effects,
the materials are light and oxford gray
cheviots; splendid $3.50 values for....*2.75
LOT 2—-Women’s extra size skirts, made of
dark gray, all wool English skirtings, regular
$3.50 quality, for............... *2-85
LOT 3—Women’s extra size skirts, kilted and
trimmed effects, materials are brown and
gray skirtings, In small chocks, regular $5.50
LOT 4—Women's $$6.00 and $6.50 street and
dress skirts, made of fine black cheviots,
broadcloth and fancy gray and blue -worsted
cheviots, Choice........ *4.89
laws of forty states, I was unable to
find that any one of them had provided
any means of supervision over any po-
litical headquarters In spending money
In elections; hence, Senator Stone of
Missouri Is now trying to find where
the $5,000,000 went that debauched
the northern vole In the late presi-
dential election. In the hill offered to-
day every political headquarlers, either
for a candidate or a party is required
to file an Itemized statement with the
county clerk, showing every dollar con-
tributed for elections, who gave It.
and how It was spent.
"Seventh—The proper penalties are
Recommendations in Governor’s Message
committee on engrossed bills; O. P. ]
Carswell of Panola Is chairman of
the committee on enrolled bills, and
H. B. Terrell of MqLenan, chairman
of the committee on contingent ex
Deluge of Bllle
In Both Houeee.
There was a veritable deluge or bills
Introduced In the house and senate to-,,, whl,n a aoo(|on Is amended, even
day In the former body, the number ,, b ()nl , changing one word,
of the measures sent up lo the clerk s|
1. Assessment of Intangible assets.
2. Increase of ad valorem tax from 16 2-1! cents to 25 cents for
1!H)5, and 20 cents thereafter.
3. Passage of drastic measure to compel Ochiltree county to as-
sess school lands held under contract to sell,, but not patented.
4. To proceed with greatest caution In the preparation and pass-
age of any laws seeking to put Into effect the constitutional amend-
ment* “authorizing legislative aid of certain Internal Improvements;"
also In the matter of passings laws relating to the "incorporation of
5. The passage Of laws to prevent abuse In the matter of Issuing
pensions to ex-eonfederale soldiers.
ii. Enactment of an anti-pass law.
7. Attention Is called to the recommendations made In tho re-
ports of tho various heads of departments of the state government,
khown to he good and arranging It In
that methodical order. The attorney
j general and other friends agreed with
mo In this view. Under the eon at I tu-
desk was sixty-four, and in the senate j
the number Introduced was forty-two.
They covered all sorts ami kinds of
subjects. It Is the largest number of
bills ever known to have been sub-
mitted at one day's session of the law
making body. If tills beginning Can
bo taken as an Indication, this season
will be a record-breaker in the num-
ber of bills to lie introduced. It will
devolve upon the varloim committees
to do their work faithfully and well,
or gome bad measure may get before
the legislative branches and become
enacted Into law*.
Of the bills introduced today, a great
number related to taxation. It Is evi-
dent that none of the bills on this sum
Ject will get through the committee on
revenue and taxation In anything like
their original shape. They will prob-
ably all be referred to a subcommittee
of that body and the bill which will
be brought Into the house will bo a
published in full; therefore, the bill
has boon rewritten, interesting fea-
tures of tho measure may be summar-
ized as follows;
"First---The bill Is restored to Its
original shape as prepared by me,
'"Second—It requires a blank ballot.
"Third—It preserves to the people
the right to nominate all state, county
and district officers in primary elec-
tions, prohibiting to state conventions
the privilege of disregarding tho rights
of the people and making nomina-
"Fourth—A -method Is devised by
which every vote cast for state officers
la counted after the seals are broken
In conventions of the people.
"Fifth—The state conventions are
prohibited from Ignoring the action of
the people In primary elections.
"Sixth—After examining the election
provided to punish corruption.
"Eighth—'The Mil requires super-
visors from each political party to sit
with the judges of election, not for the
purpose of consuming time, but to
watch the proceedings and report to
the grand Jury any crookedness that
they may discover. The supervisors
are to keep their eyes on the ballot
"Ninth—The Judges of elections and
clerks are required to he selected from
different political parties.
"Tenih—An Ingenious and Just
method by which the name of an In-
dependent candidate can be printed
on -the ballot is provided.
"Eleventh—Newspapers are pro-
hibited from publishing anything that
Is paid for In their editorial columns,
and proper safeguards to prevent the
black mailing of candidates are pro-
"Twelfth—The machinery of elec-
tions has been simplified to some ex-
tent, but It Is designed to prevent,
"Thirteenth—'The expenses of clec-
llons are to be paid one-half by the
WAIT FOR US
AND SAVE MONEY
In a few days we will open our
Great Removal Sale
Prior to going into our new quarters. All shelf
and counter goods will be sold at mill prices.
This sale will include
Our Great White Sale
augmented by additional lines of Organdies;
Paris Muslins, Persian Lawns, India Linens,
Wash Ohiffons and Egyptian Mulls, which we
received during the past week.
YOU’LL SAVE MONEY BY WAITING.
THE BOSTON STORE
state and the other half by counties
for the political parties that polled
more than 50,006 voles at the last
preceding general election. This sys-
tem In In operation in a number of the
best governed states and gives a poor
man a chance to run ”
The Two First
A great many of the bills which were
introduced today were of Importance.
Nearly all of the platform demands
are covered. Marshall Hicks of San
Antonio had the distinction of Intro-
ducing bill No. 1 in the senate and
F.-rg Kyle of Kyle was the first name
on ihe list of authors of house bill No.
I. Both are platform demands. Mr.
Hicks’ bill prohibits the Issuing of
free passes by railroads, and Captain
Kyle and associates seek to have the
legislature make an appropriation of
$65,000 for the purchase of property
which originally was a part of the
Representative Brown of Karnes Is
tho author of a bill to prohibit
nepotism In public positions.
Among the many other proposed
taws are those prohibiting the sale of
morphine, opium, cocaine, chloral or
any derivation thereof, except on pre-
scription. An exception is made of
paregoric. Chester Bryan and others
are the authors of a bill to prohibit
the selling of pools. There are sev-
eral bills which seek to regulate and
tax Insurance companies. One of
those proposes to tax such companies
2 1-2 per cent, on their gross receipts.
Capt. T. D. Cobbs Of Han Antonio sub-
mitted a bill to pre vnt extortion on
the part of lire litre ranee companies
and providing; for reasonable rates and
regulations. Another insurance bill
seeks to prohibit discrimination and re.
bating of premiums by companies do-
ing an insurance imslnesn In this state.
Bill to Stop
A bill that Is of general interest to
stockmen of west and southwest Texas
was Introduced l>y Claud Hudspeth,
prohibiting roping contests and fixing
as penalties a line of not less than
$25, nor more ihun $500. and by Im-
prisonment In the county Jail for a
period of not less than ten days, no
more than thirty days.
Tom B. Love, of Dallas, Introduced
a state depositories bill. It Is said
that this measure raoets with con-
siderable favor on the part of mem-
bers of the house who have Investi-
gated the question.
The union laNir element will give
their support of the bill which Sam
Webb of Albany, Introduced In the
house, providing for the protection
of miners and the employes of mines,
'and the creation of tho office of state
There wsb several states banking
bill introduced In the house. They
will all go to the committee on corpo-
rations, whore a measure will be
evolved from them, and come before
tlio house as a committee bill. There
is considerable difference of opinion
as to what amount of capital stock
should be named as the minimum of
these concerns. The ipropositions
range from $50,006 in cities of 25,000
imputation and over, to *10,000 for
small towns. Some senators and rep-
resentatives arc opposed to making
the minimum capital loss than $25,000
In any case.
Over Banking Bill.
The private bankers of the state, or
at least some of them, are opposed
to the proposed state banking act.
They have sent a representative here
to work against the measure. It is
generally conceded that the act gov-
erning state banks must also be ap-
plied to a certain extent to private
banks, for otherwise the state banks
could not withstand the competition of
private concerns and the amendment
to the constitution and the lnw put-
ting it into effect would not have
served the purpose intended. It is
contended by private bankers that the
state cannot regulate the conduct of
their concerns, but this contention is
held by those advocating such action
on the part of the legislature not to
be well founded. There promises to
be a lively time, over the question,
ut any rate.
An effort to secure tne passage of a
pure food bill will be tried again at
this session It has been made at
every sesalon for many years. A bill
prohibiting adulteration of almost ev-
erything that is eaten and drunk, In-
cluding liquors of all kinds, waa Intro-
duced In the house today.
Reading of the
The message of Governor laanbam
was submitted to tbe bouse and sen-
ate today. Its leading waa listened
to attentively and its recommendo-
tions were favorably received, speak-
ing generally. He urges that the time
of the law-making body should not be
taken up with min# matters of legis-
lation and otherwise. He sets forth
hlssriews on the tasation problem in
a clear manner. His recommenda-
tions for tax legislation do not meet
the views of all the members of the
legislature, of course, but It shows
on what lines the fight is to be made.
Remedial legislation that will secure
proper renditions of taxable values is
urged and this is certain to be a part
of the proposed reforms In the taxa-
tion machinery to be made by this leg-
islature. He recommends that as a
temporary expedient , the advalorem
tax be raised from 1C 2-3 cents to 25
cents for the year 1*05, and that the
rate thereafter be 20 cents. In addi-
tion to this he asks that provisions
be made for the legislature for tho
proper assessment of intangible as-
sets, and says a good word for the
Williams Intangible asset bill, which
was considered at the last legisla-
ture. He also says that consideration
should be given to the declaration .of
the democratic platform “that occupa-
tion taxes on useful occupations bo re-
moved as soon as a fair system of
property taxation can be devised to
raise the money now furnished by tax-
ation of such occupations."
The governor’s views on the taxation
problem Is endorsed In part and op-
posed In part by those who are taking
an active Interest In the subject In
the bouse and senate. A number of
those who favor a raise In the adval-
orem rate are Rtrongly opposed to the
enactement of a law taxing Intangible
assets while there are other who favor
taxing intangible assets and the gross
receipts of corporations who are op-
posed to raising tho advalorem rate.
There are so many different views on
this Important question that it Is diffi-
cult to determine the real situation.
The governor's recommendation
that proper appropriations be made
for Increasing tho capacity of certain
of the eleemosynary institutions, par-
ticularly the Insane asylums, meets
with general favor.
He says that the demand of the dem-
ocratic platform for the enactment of
t an antl-free pass law should be obey-
ed. There Is little chance for this de-
mand being lived up to, however, by
the legislature. Ho calls attention to
the remarkable situation In Ochiltree
county, where the commissioners
court directed the county assessor not
to render unpatented school land for
taxation because the owners had not
paid out on such lands. He urges that
drastic legislation be taken. If neces-
sary, to remedy the situation in that
The new general election law is
commended, but recommends that
amendments be adopted so as to make
it less cumbersome and expensive in
its operation. He urges that the great-
est care should lie exercised In put-
ting Into effect the amendments to the
constitution adopted at the recent
A large part of the message Is de-
voted to a review of the administra-
tion of the several departments of
the state government. He gives an
Interesting exhibit of the condition of
permanent and available school fun^s.
The State University, Agricultural
and Mechanical college and the peni-
tentiary system all receive favorable
Five-room new house, south front.
1 1-2 lotB, easy payments, $2,900.00.
Mark Miller ft Co.
THE DAILY RECOJRD,
Cecelia Rodriguez and Adela Reza.
Francisco Garcia and Refugio Her-
Real Estate Transfers.
The First National bank of El Paso
to L. R. Thompson, 18.8 acres of land
In El Paso county; consideration,
Horace B. Stevens et al. to Mer-
cedes de Salcido, the south 26 feet of
lot 1, in block 44, Campbell's addition;
Negro Alleged by Hie Wife te Have
Set Fire to Her House.
Cecil French, the negro who wa»
arrested two weeks ago on a charge
of arson, preferred by his wife, was
yesterday released from the county
Jail, the officers concluding that there
was not sufficient evidence upon
which to hold him It will be remem-
bered that French’s wife accused him
of setting fire to her house on 8outh
Oregon street about two weeks ago.
The evidence was circumstantial, the
wife basing her charge upon a threat
that she said her husband had made
declaring an Intention to fire her
A Philadelphia judge found a man
who had stolen a kiss guilty of lar-
ceny, and after studying tbe race and
figure of the prosecuting witness a
moment or two made It petit larceny
and Imposed a light fine.
NEWS OF THE RAILR0AD8
SHORTAGE OF CONDUCTORS ON
Due to the Discharge of a Number of
Old-Time Trainmen.—General Man-
ager Grlmshaw of the 8anta Fe
Central Coming to El Paolo,—Minor
The Torreon Enterprise thus ex-
plains the shortage of conductors on
tho Mexican Central. Pipe dream, or
not. It Is interesting reading:
"There is a scarcity of conductors
on every division of tho Mexican Cen-
tral railway. Several months ago tho
management of tbe road is said to
have entered Into arrangements with
two American detective agencies, and
as a result of the reports made by
employes of these agencies a number
of old passenger conductors on the
road have been discharged. This has
resulted In promotions of freight con-
ductors, and many freight jobs arc
now vacant. Railroad men from tho
United States are securing work on
the Mexican Central dally.”
8. B, Grlmshaw, general manager
of the Santa Fe Central railway, has
returned after having spent some time
at 8t. Louts and Chicago on railroad
business. General Manager Grlmshaw
will go to El Paso in a few days on
a business . jaunt.—Albuquerque Citi-
soon he would move his headquar-
ters to this city.
C. F. Cox, the Mexican Central pas-
eenger conductor, who was sick in
tne company hospital at Chihuahua
for some time has returned to this
cl.y and is again ready for duty.
Since it seems to be the popular
thing nowadays to put a ticket in the
field for the municipal election, there
was some tealk yesterday among the
railroad men of a meeting the first of
the week to put out An exclusively
Many of the friends at Frederick L.
Waterman of the city passenger of-
fice of the Rock Island and the North-
eastern are begging his pardon for
not redering him the homage due one
of his rank. Their only excuse is
that they did not realize his import-
ance until the new 1905 city directory
made its appearance. But one glance
at his name in that book was suffi-
cient to open their eyes.
A new time table baa gone into ef-
fect on the Tucson division of the 8.
P„ but there’s been no change In the
time of the trains. The change was
simply in the numbers of the trains.
The train wegt of this city which con-
nects with the Rock Island, due here
at 6:07 a. in., will be known asa No. 7,
instead of extra passenger west, or
second No. 9, as was the case when
the train did not leave this city until
after first No. 9. The evening trains
also undergo a similar change. In-
stead of two sections of train No. 10,
the first will be known as train No. 10,
and the second as No. 8.
New Freight House.
Work on tho now Joint freight house
by the Southern Pacific forces has
commenced and the foundation con-
sisting of numerous brick piers has
been completed. It Is expected that
the building will be ready for occu-
pancy by February 20th.
General Building Foreman J. B.
Grant of the Tucson division has
charge of the work.—Deming Graphic.
Chief Train Inspector Sullivan of
the Southern Pacific was In El Pago
yesterday between trains, east bound.
A. P. Averhlll and wife of Alamogor-
do, were In this city yesterday. Mr.
Averhlll Is tho assistant cashier in
the general offices of the Northeast-
Word has been received in this city
that tho Denver business men's ex-
cursion will arrive here next Wednes-
day at 3 o’clock p. m., over the T.
,F. L. Hunter, newly appointed su-
l«:rlntendcnt of the El Paso ft South-
western arrived here last night from
Douglas. In answer to the question
he stated that he did not know how
Two corrier lots, east front, on Ore-
gon street, at a bargain. Mark Miller
One hundred and sixty feet, or any
part, close in on Utah street. Must be
sold at once; easy payments, 7 per
cent interest. Mark Miller ft Co.
ALL THAT WA8 COMING TO HIM.
F. H. Binger Alleges That R. T. Rog-
ers Paid His Bill With Hatohet.
F. H. Binger and R. T. Rogers had a
dispute about a bill yesterday and, fol-
lowing warm words, the two came to
blows. Binger claimed that Rogers
had struck him with a hatchet, knock-
ing him over against a red hot stoyf.
The case was given a hearing In Jus-
tice Marshall's court yesterday after-
noon and Rogers pleaded guilty to as-
sault. His fine was asssed at $1 and
costs. He later had Binger arrested,
charged with malicious mischief.
A Policy Holders' Company,
“Tho idea that the officers of a life
insurance company are trustees for
the policy holders has always domi-
nated the management of the Mutual
Benefit."—The Insurance Press.
H. W. Allen. Agent, Mills Building.
BRIEF BITS OF CITY NEW®.
The Gem’a specialty Is draught
beer, freshest ^id coolest. Hot lunch.
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A look at our show window will be beneficial to you
uua srtcut embroidery sue is snti doing on
The Progress Store
N. Lapovski, Prop. 213 Sail Antonio St.
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