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In thirty-two states, according to
figures now compiled, the combined
votes cast for Taft and Roosevelt
cxcccdcl the vote cast for Wilton.
Those states have 358 of the 531
votes in the electoral college. In
.sixteen states Governor Wilson had
more votes than Roosevelt and Taft
combined. Those states east 173
All of which shows that the candi
date of a united republican party
would have had a majority of the
popular vote by more than a million,
and in the electoral college the ma
jority would have been 1K5.
These figures have a significant
hearing on the future of the repub
lican party and the attempts already
under way to rehabilitate it. Pro
positions have been made in a num
ber of the states for a get-together
movement, and each side appears to
be willing to bury the hachct. They
have learned that divisions butter
no parsnips, paraphrasing Don Quix
ote. The leaders of the in-; osttion to
harmonize the facthns of the p:rtv
see before them a clear majority of
the voters in he Lined Sta.es, but
which, when divided, represents two
minority parties. The problem is
how to make one party from the
material of the two.
It is not an easy task. It will re
quire discussion and absolute frank
ncss. Some former leaders will have
to sink personal ambitious. But the
task is not an impossible one. The
two factions of the democratic party
got together afler the defeat of 1896.
It took three drubbings, lint the sen
timcnt continued to grow, anil this
year there was a united party and
victory. A similar course is open to
the republicans, but it may be ac
complished by them in a much short
The republicans and the progres
sives have few vital differences.
They are as one on the tariff qucs
lion. The program of social justice
put forward by the progressives
present 110 serious difficulties, It is
something toward which all parties
arc tending, in a modified form at
.least. The recall of judicial decis
ions is a fantastic issue which will
be dropped front the platform of the
reunited party as hank guarantees
were dropped from the program of
The greatest ditliculty will be
found in overcoming the personal
ambitions of certain discredited lead
ers. They were responsible for the
FOOD PRODUCER FOR WORLD
In his sixteenth annual report,
which is to he Issued a few days
hence, and which is probably the
last which he will ever write, Secre
tary Wilson, of the Department of
Agriculture, will be able to treat us
to a new symphony in crop report
ing, The department just tells us
that cotton will very closely ap
proach the unprecedented yield of
16,000,000 bales harvested in 1911.
nud may possibly pass that great to
tal, while corn will reach 3,lo9,000,
(KK) bushels, a ipiautity which leaves
all past figures far beldnd. The re
port for wheat, oats, rye, potatoes,
the principal fruits aim ottter food
products is likewi H"M,ring, the
record in some of 1 1 1 out being brok
en. To all of us this will be a pleasing
tale, particularly as it may tend to
lelieve a scaie which lias been ere
ated in Europe because of the dan
ger of a general war on that conti
nent Of many of our great articles
of food we will have a surplus which
could reach large figures in our ex
ports if a demand abroad should
arise for I hem. Accustomed as we
have been in the past few years to
! stablishH March 9. 8M
seeing the aggregate products of our
farms reaching high figures, the al
titude which they promise to touch
this time will be calculated to make
us dizy. That we arc far ahead
of any other country in our produc
tion of most of those articles of
food is a twice told tali:.
Thus Thanksgiving for 1912 will.
when it reaches us, have no difficulty
in telling what it is here for. Seldom
.since the holiday was invented near
ly three centuries ago has it had so
many reasons for existence. n it car
ries at its approaching appearance.
What would Gov, Itradford of the
Massachusetts colony, when He set
apart a day of thanksgiving for the
bounties of the earth which" the year
had furnished, have thought could
he have glanced, prophetically, at
the great harvest which 1912 would
bring to the country whose founda
tions he was assisting in planting.
The corn which the Wampauoags
had taught him how to cultivate,
and which was a native here, has
since then traveled round the earth,
but even today we produce three
times ns much of it as all of the
rest of the globe yields. To our re
mote ancestors the red man dealt
out more kindness perhaps than
some of them deserved. He saved
them from starvation in the troub
lesome days which they encounter
ed in establishing a great state, and
incidentally they gave lo the world
one of the most valuable of all its
articles of food. The vast yield
which it brings us this year stirs the
imagination. The evolution of In
dian corn is one of the romances
of American history.
Senator George P. McLean of
Connecticut says he will, in the ap
proaching session of Congress," press
to enactment a bill to avert wanton
bird slaughter which he introduced
a few mouths ago. Political ques
tions of many sorts were at the
front at that time and prevented the
consideration of his measure. As
politics will have but little place
in the doings of the session' which
opens in December, and which lasts
three mouths, he believes that the
measure will go upon the statute
book this winter.
There seems to he some ground
for this confidence. Societies for
bird protection are increasing in
number throughout the country. The
virtual extinction of the wild pig
cons and the shrinkage in the iitini
bcr of the other game birds, as well
as of the .smaller members of the
feathered trible. arouses thinking
people to the necessity of averting
from those which are left to us the
fate which overtook the buffalo.
Aside altogether from their value as
food, the great game birds, and
also the humbler and more familiar
members of their family, have an
economic importance for us which
is commonly overlooked. The De
partment of Agriculture estimates
that insect pests uvery year destroy
10 per cent of our cereal crop nud
20 per cent of our fruits. Much of
these ravages could he prevented by
protecting the birds.
Some of the states are doing a
good work by their establishment of
a closed season for shooting game,
in saving the birds which arc still
left to us, and the killing of certain
small birds is prohibited altogether
in a few states. Private individuals
here and there, like Mrs. Russell
Sage, are buying out some of the big
breeding places of the birds and
shutting out the hunters from them.
As most of the feathered tribe, how
ever, are migratory, the National
Government must go to their de
fense If they are to he saved. Offi
cers of the bird protection societies
in the various states urge this sort
of action. The farmers of the coun
try favor il. Hero are. sonic of the
reasons why the Connecticut scna
tor feels confident that his prolec
t ion hilt will pass Congress this
THE HALKAN STATES.
From excellent authority wo learn
that the war footing of the Italkau
Mate at the time of the opening of
hostilities with Turkey was about
Bulgaria Nine divisions of 23,000
men each, 2S00 cavalry and "00
guns; besides some 150,000 to 170,
000 second line troops, sty -100,000
Scrvia Eive divisions of 18,000
men each, first line troops, and five
weaker divisions of second line
troops, making about 215,000 in all.
Greece Font divisions of 18,000
men each, besides second line troops
making about 100,000 men in all.
Montenegro Eleven brigades with
a total of about 50.IXX) men.
Against this line-up Turkey has
fourteen regular army corps and six
independent divisions, besides 58
Rcdif or reserve divisions, with a
total war strength of of 1,000,000,
but not more than half of these are
From what is to be learned from
the geography of the theatre of war
it appears that the Turks were faced
with attacks; from several different
By the Greeks in Thessaly on the
cast, and in Epirtts, west of the Pin
dus range j in Albania by Montene
gro on the northwest and by Scrvia
on the cast; in Old Scrvia, or Kos
svo. by Scrvia and Bulgaria: and
in the province of Adriannplc by
The problem for the Turks was
'X difficult one and could only he
met by assembling their scattered
forces in groups at certain centers
where they could command the ap
proaches from the hostile frontiers,
they being practically surrounded.
On the side of the Balkan states
Montenegrins commenced hostilities
on October 8, nine days before her
allies. The object of this step may
have been political, to prevent fur
ther attempts at meditation on the
part of the great powers;' but it
can also be accounted for an state
Montenegro, being a small coun
try, had completed her concentra
tion much earlier than the other
states. By attacking the Turkish
troops nearest her frontier she de
tained at least one division,, besides
several thousand Albanian Moslems,
who might otherwise have gone to
reinforce the Turkish army of the
The initial success of the Monte
negrins must have added to the per
plexities of the Turkish command
ers and perhaps induced them to de
tach troops toward the northwest.
With the other Balkan states war
commenced on October 17. It is
thought that the Bulgarians' should
have advanced earlier into Thrace,
as they would have found the Turks
unprepared, but it is presumed they
were not ready and fully equipped
to do so.
However, since the opening of
hostilities the slates have been
striking blow after blow at Ihc en-
etny and at Inst reports were en
gaged in attacking the last defenses
of the Turkish capital, and a reign
of terror is said to exist in Constan
tinople. I Events have transpired one after
! another with such rapidity, that the
Powers have not been able to exer
cise their boasted authority over the
destinies of Europe, which simply
goes to show that an outraged and
patriotic people, practically without
money anil resources, can for a time,
at least, force the Powers to let the
slaughter go 011, even to the possible
driving of the dctescd Turk out of
BEN BUTLER'S PARTY.
We have heard much of the Gree
ley third party, hut few have said
anything of the Ben Butler third
parly, which was organized after the
Chicago convention that nominated
Cleveland, Butler was a picturesque
figure, and, notwithstanding his rep
utation for taking spoons at New
Orleans, was popular.
Reading a history of that cam
paign, we find that General Butler
went about the country talking about
the "conservation of public lands,"
"war upon soulless corporations and
monopolies," "bringing the govern
ment back into the hands of the
people," "condemnation of both the
republican ami the democratic par
tics as controlled by corrupt wealth,"
and "votes for women." He also
said much about "grinding the face
of honest toil."
In fact, there is a most interest
ing parallel between the platform
and tin1 campaign made by General
Butler and that made by Colonel
Roosevelt, only General Butler was
not a man of so powerful a person
nitty and he did not cut such a figure
in the general result.
THE STAY-AT-HOME VOTE.
There has been much comment
since the election on the stay at
home vote, but not here have we
seen ( clear an analyst a that pre
si'iitfi! in a thoughtful editorial in
the Washington Star. Tin Star ay:
"As the Star pointed out the other
day, the returns of the election of
Tuesday will bit subjected to more
critical ami keen analysis than the
voting figures of any election in re
cent years. Already enough has been
reported from the count to warrant
certain significant deductions While
the figures available are not official
and are in some cases only approxi
mate, and furthermore while they do
not include the total voles of the
three minor candidates, Debs, Rci
tner and Chafin, they are neverthe
less sufficient to indicate that the
successful candidate of the denioera
cy was not the choice of a majority
of the people; that had there been a
combination of republican strength
against him he would have been
overwhelmingly defeated, and finally
that there was unquestionably a re
markable increase in the already
heavy 'slay-at-home' vote.
"It was estimated by the census
nfllrr before the election that as a
result of the natural increase, in the jcoiiutry live up to their incomes Bc
noptilation, the admission of 'two I cause they cannot save $1000 in ,a
new states and the extension of.
the suffrage in California and Utah
to women, the total vote would be
approximately 16,455.000 as against
a total in 1908 of 14,888.442. lit the
absence of the minor party figures ,
It is impossible yet to determine
the actual total of the vote cast last
week, but it is plain now that it did
not equal the census office estimate
by a large margin. Wilson's vote, I
on the basis of the present approxi-1
mate figures, was 6.189.893. Koosc-1
velt's vote was 4.051.6.11 and Taft's
vote was 3.574,671. Thus Wilson's
plurality on this basis was 2,138,262
over Roosevelt, but a combination
of Roosevelt and Taft votes would
have given a margin of 1.436,400
over Wilson. The most striking
phase of this is that Wilson's vote
was on the present reckoning 219,211
less than the total Bryan vote of
1908, although two more states vot-
cil this year than four years ago.
these two giving Wilson a total of movement may do in the future it
approximately 31,500 votes, while the has already done that."
combined Taft and Roosevelt votes j And that is not a little. The high
fell 62,605 votes short of the Taft tide of fiction in late years, the most
vote of 1908. Thus in the case of of which has been of a very poor
the three, major parties this year .quality, has not promised much of
there was a deficiency of 271,817 present improvement, or of advance
votes as compared with the Taft -' incut in social progress in the future.
Bryan votes, of 1908. Where did Perhaps no other fiction craze
these votes go? They may have aiming women was as harmful as
gone to Debs, or to Chafin, or to that which, only a few years ago,
Rcinter. Probably some of them was known as "historical romance."
went to Debs, but no conceivable de- The swashbuckling heroes first ap-
llcction from a major to the minor
parties would account for the loss
in voting strength that is apparent
on the face of the returns in their
"In 1908 the minor parties con-
sistcd of the socialists, prohibition-
ists, social laboritcs, populists and
independents. The total of the vot-
es cast for the five candidates of
these parties, Debs, Chafin, Gilhatis, escort said one night, emerging from
Watson and llisgen, was 800,330. It the Olympic into the brilliancy of
has already been estimated that there Broadway: "Think what would hap
was an increase of about 500,000 IICit to two hold knights if they tricil
votes in the Debs strength, and to fight out here" "Yes," was the
granting other increases to Chafin quick answer, "there is no longer
and Rcimcr this year which arc not ' any chivalry in the world." "You
likely to he in the same proportion 1 call it chivalry," said he, "hut 1 call
as the socialist increase it is fair it swashbuckling, and it can't live
to assume that the total of the min- in an enlightened age like this. Lad
or party vote will not he more than ies who like it will have to like tin
1,500,000, and this is probably a paved, unsewcred and unlightcd
widely liberal estimate. This would .streets, infested with night prowling
give a total vote cast by all parties robbers, and bordered with gutters
this year of approximately 15,325,- filled with filth, candles for lighting
t)U0. or about 1,120.000 less than the and fingers for knives. Would you
estimate of the census office jlike it?"
"At the outset of the campaign it j The lady was silent. Women can
was asserted by some of the pnliti- ( think when they have to. They are
cal leaders that there would be an emancipating themselves, without
unprecedented outpouring of the the help of man if they are actually
people to vote on the vital issues ; turning away from piffle In writing
presented, a great popular uprising to things which will take the world
bringing from their retirement the still farther above the dark plane
several million potential voters who, on which a man with a sword felt
for one reason or another, do not finder obligation lo hate every oth
exercise the franchise. The census cr sworded knight.
estimate ol KvHS.lHX) votes made al-
lownncc, on the basts of previous el-
ections, for those who :tre thus self-
disfranchised as well as those who
1111 v. minis i-.iiincs n.ive necil oepriv-
ed of the right lo vote. Thus, with
approximately 22,000,000 potential
voters in the United States, barring
perhaps 500,000 for legal disabilities,
in case of such a popular uprising
as some lorecast, last weeks vote
might easily have run as high as
20.000,(X)0. Instead of which It is
not much, If any, more than 15,250,
000, with the addition of from a mil
lion to a million and a half to the
stay-at-home vote of other years.
Truly, instead of being a great out
pouring of the people, this election
has shown a portentous lack of in
terest in matters political on the
part of a large and increasing num
ber of the voters."
. . -
young American today, says the
One of the great faults of the
t.,.,.,,t.it N'ews-Srimitar, i his im
patience with small result. Many
.1 m;,n r mains in i-juorifhcc because
,c i- not content to team one tiling
flt a time And many more remain
on tin- ranged edge of poverty be
cause they are not content to make
inonrv a dollar at a time.
Propose to the Average young
man of iodn n nfc plan by which
lie may ins est $5 a week mid draw
fifteen per cent dividend on it. and
he will turn up his nose at it. lfivc
,ill.irs a week accumulates only
2m a yrar. and fifteen per cent on
that is only $39-a mere bagatelle,
not worth bothering about, thinks
the average young American: or
maybe his imagination and persis
tency are not great enough to see
the value the end of the year.
The newspapers tell of the daily
making of millions. Compared with
such princely profits, the sum of $39
seems not worth striving for. But
the fart i that fifteen per cent is
great profit for any man's money,
whether he have little or much.
And the chances are that the
young man who is not content to
have his five dollars a week earn a
profit will never have any larger .sum
to bait his hook with An immense
iirntwirtioil of tile people of this
bunch they save nothing,
We hear of great fortunes made in
a moment. But that is not the
common way. Ordinarily a great
fortune is built like a stone wall, a
stone at a time. And the young
man who declines to lay the first
stone, because it comes so far short
of a wall, will never make progress
in financial masonry.
EVOLUTION OF WOMAN.
In the weekly literary review of
the New York Times the statement
is broadly made that women are
beginning turn their backs on lie
lion. One publisher who is quoted
in that connection says that "The
suffrage movement is largely respon-
sible for increased interest in public
problems. Women are reading ser-
ions books. They are keenly inter-
csted in all public problems, all sor-
ial conditions. Whatever the suffrage
pearing in these works soon appear-'
ed on stages where the clashing of j
their tin swords could be heard
every night to the clapping of tender
hands. To the owner of a pair of
such hands who had been bemoan-
jng the loss of the good old times
when the clash of .steel could be
heard in city streets every hour of
every night, a somewhat wearied
j THE BEST BLOOD,
Professor Charles 11. n-..,..,i
the biological sharp of the Carnegie'
, institute, saj'S!
"It is ,IB duty of those belonging
; to the families which show the best
strains lo lie careful in marrying to
J choose from families that also show
these strom- irniic"
Whether true or not. it is n gen
eral belief that preachers' sons do
not inherit the Godly qualities of the
father. Also a glance at the sons
of distinguished men hardly justify
the assumption of the professor.
When one of them is worth more
than his salt it is regarded as some
thing of a phenomenon.
Another scientist, not long ago,
speaking on heredity said if he
had the choice of fathers he would
prefer a healthy burglar lo a con
sumptive bishop. The results of the
intermarriage of the best families, as
shown in the European aristocracy,
arc not likely lo promote (he thcor'
ics of Professor Davenport..
On the contrary, the bipod of (lc
best families seems to require, from
time to time, the infusion of pM,.
ant blood to maintain its virility'
The mother of Marconi was a pea,
ant woman, so was the mother r,f
Abraham Lincoln, so have been
mothers of most of the really Kte,,
The question is: What is tlc ,t,,
Instruments Filed as Reported by
The Prescott Title Co.
September 9, 1912
United States to James Page Pat
cut. E. hf. of SW. qr., Sec. 23, 16 ,
United States to James Page Pat
cut. SE. qr. of SE. qr., Sec. 23, If,
N., 4 E.
W. H. Larkin to Tom Hogan M.
deed. One-half interest in Oregon
Group of 6 mines, Copper Basin dis
Mildred Gold Mining Co. locates a
water right, Weaver district.
September 10, 1912
Thos. J. CYowl to Win. West Hill
of Mile. 51 cuttle, ranging near
Geo, W. Hancc nud wife to Harvey
.! lance Bill of sale One-third in
tcrest in various cattle.
S. C. Cherry to Wm. C. West
Bill of sale Horses on range
O. B. Starks and wife to C. C. Elh
worth Bill of sale Furniture ami
fixtures of pool and billiard hall, bar
her shop, etc., Ash Fork.
September 11, 1912
Title Guaranty St Safety Co. ap
points 1. J. Lipsohu as statutory
Arizona Sandstone Brick Co, to
Commercial Trust and Savings Hank
Deed. NW. qr., Sec 29, 14 N., 2
V., less parts.
September 13, 1912
Rene Rampont, il. M. Gibbcs ami
wife to Chas. T. Jolly Q. C. deed.
Part of Lot 54, Block G, Hooker's
W. C. Russell locates a water right
on Sec. 19. 15 N., 2 W.
J. S. Schirnt et al. locates 4 placers
September 14, 1912
G. 1). Bunch ct al. locate 6 mines.
Agua Fria district.
J. W. Smith locntcs. a water right
for electric purposes, on Vcrdcrivcr,.
7 miles below Camo Merle ) ijr -September
V. II. Shacklcy and W. W. Walters
locate 2 mines, Eureka tlistrict.
A. J. Pickrcll ct al. locate 2 mines,
September 18, 1912
Decree of Superior Court in estate
of Hugo Richards, deceased, distri
hitting all property to devisees under
terms of will.
R II. Kcster and W. N. Ilutton
locate Heights mine, Copper Basin
September 19, 1912
Order of Superior Court in estate
of Nancy Murray, deceased, admitting
will to probate, but denying admin
istratiou of alleged estate
Verde Tunnel and Scntltcr R. R.
Co. appoints Will L. Clark statutory
W. Jeff Martin to Harris Copper
Co. M, deed. Copper Reef No. 6
mine, Tip Top district.
September 20, 1912
J. L. Lcavcll appropriates waters
on SE. qr., Sec. 29, 19 N 4 W.
Win. J. Millsap locates 2 water
rights southwest of Wagoner in
Walnnt Grove district.
B. F. Denny to J. II. Dillon-Bill
of sale Ten cows.
September 21 ,1912
L. I. Fletcher locates 2 mines, Hip
Walter C. Miller and Chas. T.
Lynch lo Peter Fasola W. deed
Lots 12, 13 and 14, lllock 4, Jerome
LONDON, Nov, 16 The payment
of members of parliament was sever
cly condemned at a convention of
Unionists held here last night. A
program for the restoration of grat
utiotis parliamentary service was ar
WANTS THE PHILLIES.
NEW YORK. Nov. 16. Sam liar
ns, a New York theatrical manager
of note, announced today that he
was at present negotiating for the
purchase of the Philadelphia team
of the National league.
CHICAGO, Nov. 16. Lorimcr
was operated on for appendicitis late
today. The operation was pronottiu
I.eRoy Anderson returned yestc
lay from a consultation with Sena
tor Clark in Los Angeles, whU''
l'attl Burks, of the legal department
of the Santa Fc, is also in the city
ngaln on litigation affecting his clients.