EL PASO, TEXAS,
Noveaber 2, 1912 32 Pages
KOU SECTION'S TSDAX.
Fair tonight and Sunday.
FERGUSON TQ ARIZONA Ml
HHSr .MemMmyfl i 1 HUB ' J J ft. .. ' i JJHBW i . ji '1 1 IH "
Nominee of Progressives
Cites Becdrd of Governor
on Trust Question.
SAYS HE BOASTS OF
Oyster Bay. N. Y Nov. J- In a state
ment issues nrat7 im. xneoaore oose
velt answers governor Wilson's re
marks on the trust question in his
speech Thursday night at Madison
' In view of Mr. Wilson's insistence i
unon the imrnrtance or the trust nrob- '
It-m," says Col. Roosevelt, "I desire to
call attention to Mr. Wilson's record
on the trust question as governor of
New Jersey and to his previous atti
tude." CoL Roosevelt quotes from Mr. Wil
son's speeches when running for gov
ernor and later.
"In his first message tc the legisla
ture, Jan. 17, 1911," the statement con
tinues, governor Wilson renewed with
emphasis his promises to deal with the
Iew Jersey trusts. He described some
as having 'slipped out of control of the
very law that gave them leave to be'
and can make and unmake them at
pleasure. and declared: 'We have now
set ourselves to control them soberly
but effectively and to bring them with
in the regulation of the law. There is
a great obligation, as well as a great
opportunity, an imperative obligation
from which (ire cannot escape if we
would. No man who Wishes to enjoy
the public confidence dares hold back,
and if he is wise, he will not resort to
Says WHmh Is Tnuciive.
' The supreme court of the United
States has solemnly declared that the
standard Oil and Tobacco trusts have
been guilty of fraudulent and unlawful
conduct which the New Jersey statute
declares to be a misdemeanor," says
"Mr. Wilson now says that he wishes
to proceed against the directors and
managers of the trusts individually.
For 22 months he has Toad as governor
of New Jersey ample -opportunity for
thus proceeding against them, but he
has never lifted his hand to take it.
"Mr. 'Wilson has declined to give the
legislature a lead in this matter and
-n hen these members of the legislature
gae him a lead he still declined to lift
a finger in their aid. And, naturally,
in view of this attitude of passive
opposition on his part, the legislature
failed to act.
HseKtioBS For fioreraar.
"ThrAtiff-h MnaJ-nr Rjftverldfirf. T Jifllt
Mr Wilson certain questions as follows: J
"1. Is it not a fact-that the tews I
of the state tinder which a corporation
is otaadBed prmKsihu ttm power? " 1
" '2. Are not all the powers of j
Standard Oil and similar monopolies ,
conferred by the Jaws of New Jersey?"
" '!. Could not these powers have i
been curtailed by amendments to the J
New Jersey laws? 1
" '-4. Why has not Mr. Wilson as gov- j
ernor of New Jersey recommended such I
"In response to these questions, Mr.
Wilson telegraphed to one of his sup
porters as follows:
" 'I authorize you to say that the
Republican majority in the legislature
made a revision of the corporation laws
impossible, and no New Jersey official
could prosecute or propose a aissolu- ;
tion for breach of federal statutes." I
Democrats 1b Majority. I
"This is no answer at all. Mr. Wil
son himself stated that the legisla
ture did with surprising ease what he
asked and that Republican and Demo
cratic members actually introduced bills
such as were demanded by Mr. Wil
son's explicit promises
"The New Jersey legislature of 1911
itocd House, 42 Democrats and 18 J
Republicans; senate, 11 Republicans
and 10 Democrats. Therefore there
was only one Republican majority'
against him n the senate and one
Republican senator, Mr. Colgate, actu
ally introduced an anti-trust bill.
"No wonder that Mr. Wilson was ablest
to mention in his Madison Square Gar
den speech with modest pride that the
'srentlemen in Wall street are smiling
and complacent' because of their hope
for his election and that they are, bet
ing heavily on him. I ask that Mr.
TY'ilson's proposals now be tested by
his actions as governor of New Jersey."
TEDDY WANTS VOTES,
NOT LONG CHEERS
Col. Roosevelt Requests New York Fol
lowers Not to Try and Ureal; Rec
ord of Wilson Demonstration.
New York, N. Y., Nov. 2. CoL Roose
velt for the second time in three days
addressed an immense audience in Mad
ison Square Garden. There had pre
ceded him to the garden, through the
.medium of controller Prendergast,
chairman of the meeting, a request that
no effort be made by the crowd tocheer
h'm beyond the limit of time accorded
in the same hall to governor Wilson.
"When CoL Roosevelt raises his left
hand " said Mr. Prendergast, "he asks
you to proceed with his speech because
he desires a record next Tuesday in the
v otmg. rather than in the record in the
duration of the cheers." '
It was 26 minutes before his uplifted
hand brought the cheering to an end.
After it had gone on for 20 minutes
he raised bis arm. but the crowd re
newed its cheers and he dropped the
arm to his side. Again he made the
gesture, but an enthusiast unfurled a
giant bandana from the roof of the
garden and then the crowd was in an
When he could finally make himself
heard, the colonel, declaring that he
spoke in behalf of 'the Progressive
state and local tickets of New York,
talked for over an hour, his voice j
strong and his strength apparently un
impaired by the effort
Friends, I wish you to remember
tha.t this is nn pnhftmars nr temnorarv
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movement he said.
"We have gone Into this movement
making our appeal to all good citizens i
without regard to their past party af- j
filiations, and with the resolutevinten- j
tion or maxing mis a permanent move- i
merit, and a movement that shall deal
not metely with national, but with j
state and local afafirs. For. mind you.
friends, the evils that affect our peo
ple are evils which cannot be dealt with
(Continued on page 5.)
FLOODS KILL MANY
PEOPLE IN MEXICO
TNvf nTliiATA-rA IUTaw. tff,, TL.
j.ui,ui, "", . t- me
near nere, fete aimpst uestroyea xatiray By a iieea Teeaiung irom torrential
Refugees report that a quarter of tie population perished.
irJSaaawSBMaaaWmSm. .; imbaa-
fj SmMimmM!mi- ..JwSrd &z-a-M .i SmBaer,?m
-t the to from left to right are Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Gov. "Woodrow
Taft, vrheMe three cornered fight for the prewideney -w ill he-decided Tuesday.
president James Schoolcraft Sherman, the nominees for vice president. The Republican vice president died this Trcek
and was hurled today, leaving Mr. Taft ivlthont a running ran.tc.
tbc easpaiga ex xae xarec caaamEirs xor presiaeax virxumiy enaca xoaa? -
preaouBeed Tuesday next.
Fearful Conflict Is Now Be
ing Waged by Troops Be
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Vienna, Austria, Nov. 2. A fearful
battle, the most sanguinary the Bul
garian army has had to sustain before
Adrianople, is raging today near the !
ffSSBiSaSitju T aestroyed by tlTe
ch.i, i, d, .ii earlv this moraine
with the Bulgarians.
The Turks are displaying extraordi
nary stubbornness, continually bring
ing up fresh reserves and bustling
them into the fight The Bulgarians
are showing a complete dontemot for
Turks Massacre "Woxaen and Children.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 2. Bulgarian
reports say. the Turkish troops during
their retreat from Eski-Baba to Lule
Burgas, massacred 200 women, old men
and children in the village of Atvali. A
number of the victims were still writh
ing in their ' death agonies when the
.Bulgarians entered the place.
TURKEY DEPENDS ON
TWO LINES OF FORTS
Arraleti Are Unable to Care for the
Wounded Expert Think There Is
No Escape for the Turks.
London, England, Nov. 2. Only two
lines of forts, both Known as Tchatalja,
one to the northwest of the fortified
city of Adrianople and the other
stretching across the peninsula -outside
of Constantinople, now stand between
Turkey and the total obliteration of
her power in Europe. On neither of
these lines of forts can much reliance
be placed in view of what has hap
pened at other places supposed to be
There seerae now to be no escape for
the Turks. The Bulgarians are follow
ing up their successes with a dash that
surprises the world. They are now en
deavoring to get a force of their troops
from Serai between the routed Turkish
army under Nazim Pasha and the
If the Bulgarians plan succeeds they
are likely to go on to Constantinople,
where they will dictate their terms of
peace. They are not likely, however, to
stay in the capitaL There is a Bul
garian legend that any nation occupy
I incr rnnRtnntinAnl. fa ii.fn in Ha In
..,.t,a.oi ,.Hi.n. -n,;.!. it Af.kK-
y, y.. iivuuic ...it, lu UCfiSt Wi a.
What the Bulgarians always have
aimed at is the occupation of the prov-
ince of Adrianople, which comes down
to a line between the Black Sea and the
Sea of Marmora, near the base of the
Over 12,000 Turkish wounded are re-
ported to'have arrived already at Con
The ambulance services of none of
the armies are able to cope with the
(Continued on page 4.)
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Sprained Ankle Hotel
Berlin Is Burned.
MANY GUESTS ARE I
TJATATTV T'fcTTTTD'Efrk '
JiiliJjL-I lrl J UzCCiD '
St. Louis, Mo, Nov. '-2. Mrs. W. A,
White, of Myrtle avenue and Newman
street. El Paso Texas, sustained
sprained ankle in escaping' from Hote:
The Berlin Is a three story family
hotel in the heart of the exclusive
fashionable dirtrlct of St Louis. A
score of guests' jumped from windows
and some are reported fatally in
jured. The weather was cold and
there was considerable suffering
among the guests until they eoHld be
removed to the nearby homes or sent
to hospitals and other hotels. Some
of them lost 'all their possessions in
fact very few 'were aole to save much
of anything. -
The fire was well under way before
it was discovered and 'the 'flames shot
up tne elevator shafts and stair-
". railing on escape Tor the 15 tional troops have been on the border
guests except through the windows, the quartermaster at Fdrf Bliss hav
faome jumped withbflt waiting lor life- ing supplied all of these troops, has
nets, and others were rescued In the been overworked. The property now
nets and with ladders. W. C. Douglas, i ued for ' the depot belongs to Z. T.
' V1 flnancier, was burned to death White, and is leased for three months
and 20 were injured. . ... I with privilege of renewal. It mm.
.Mrs. w. A. White came here last
week from El Paso to visit her son,
Lee Hebberd, who lives in this citv.
She has been- a guest 'at the Berlin
since her arrival.
IN THE WANT ADS
Human Interest Fills the Page There
Is Much of Interest ia It .and
Also JIuch of Profit.
What contrasts the want ads show!
In the "Too Late to Classify" yesterday
one adertiser asks for the return of
wooden . steps kidnaped Hallowe'en
Right from 1821 East Rio Grande. Also,
the average honesty of mankind is ex
emplified In the four-line announce
ment that a purse' containing money
found on a smelter car will be re
turned to owner on identification.
A Mesllla Park, N. M., mercantile
business is offered for sale, and an
other similar opening is adertised from
Toyah, Tex. So it goes. From hospital
beds wanted to milch cows for sale. The
Herald's classified colmns offer al
most everything- neeessnrv m the hmpr
1 and seller, to the working man or wom-
ati atia me ooss wno employs tiiem. in
Thursday's paper appeared 58 advertise
ments of rooms, some with board, some
en suite, in every section of the city, J
ana at prices varying from the lowest
possible rental to moderately expensive
tariffs for modern apartments.
Phone 2564 was the address attached
to an ad of a four-room frame ottage
for rent "Please take it out," the ad
vertiser requested The Herald. "I rented
it immediately the ad appeared, and the
telephone rings so frequently for in
quiries that it is a nuisance." A. three
line description of a furnished room on
Overland street brought equally quick
results and the advertiser telephoned to
the office: "Don't run it any longer, I
am kept busy answering the door bell."
What is it you need" What hae you
to offer that someone else may need?
The Herald want ad service will bring
WilioH, of Xcp Jersey, and president
.. f" ' ' .
, c vcruicx ox xbc people will DC )
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All AmericanTfoops on Bor
der Patrol DutV Are SutJ- '
vi j. uuxux -iituy xa.ic wuy ,
phea Prom There. .
TWO CARLOADS OF
XlUJXOiliOrLUiliO HiXViS I
JSfr raso is now the supply oase fori
3900 troops engaged in field service
on the Mexican -border. Down on '
South Santa Fe street is a two story t
brick building with soldiers doing rta-
trol dntv in frnt nf th 9M.it
This "Is the big "department store" '
which supplies American troops, along
the entire Mexican border with food
and Slothing. " ' '
Upon recommendation of Gen.'E. Z.
Steever - and following instructions
from Washington., the temporary de
pot' has been designated as the point
of supply or the base depot for all
troops actively engaged in-field service
on the Mexican' border: -The term
field service, according to Capt. Wil
liam E. Hunt, of the QUMtermasters'
corps, who is in charge of the depot,
excludes the troops in garrisons on or
near the border as at Fort Bliss,
where the 2d cavalry is stationed and
at Ft Huachuca. Aris., where the 4th
cavalry is regularly stationed:
Jjuring the eight months the addi-
prises two floors and a basement at
406-9 South Santa Fe street It is In
charge of Capt Hunt who same here
in February with the 22d infantrv
1 from Fort Sam Houston but who was
recently detailed for four years In the
quartermasters' corps. His title Is
depot quartermaster at El Paso. The
quartermaster's department the pay
master's and the subsistence depart
ments have all recently been consoli
dated under this department
The El Paso depot receives all kinds
of quartermaster's supplies for troops
in the field. No garrison equipment
is handled. The first invoices cover
a four month's supply for the 22d in
fantry, one battalion of the 18th in
fantry, two squadrons of the 3d cav
alrv, the entire 13th. and 9th cavalry
regiments, one battery of artillery, one
company of the signal corps, detach
ments of the hospital corps and pack
and wagon trains. There are approx
imately 3,500- troops to ,be supplied
from the El Paso base All kinds of
tentage. tent stoves, cooking stoves,
items of clothing, wagon and pack
transportation are included. Of the 22
cars invoiced, 15 have been unloaded,
including VO'carc of tentage, - seen
cars of nothing, two cars of horse and
mule shoes and tare of miscellaneous
epuipment. For ihe present the com
missary supplies will not be handled
but probably .will, be' later. Supplies
are- shipped from the El Paso depot
to al points on the border east and
west on- requisitions approved by Gen.
Steever. supplies being shipped here
from the quartermaster depot at St i
Louis, Philadelphia. .TeffersOnrille,
Ind.. and Omaha. Trackage at the i
depot permits of unloading two ears
per day. An auto truck is en route
to haul less than carload- shipments.
The -office force includes a chief clerk,
transportation clerk and property
cleik. two quartermaster sergeants
and five warehouse men.
While the depot is designed as a
temporarv one. the continuance or dis
continuance of it wHi. no doubt, de
pend upon developments In the Mexi
can situation, Capt Hunt says.
I Oil OlTfpftmP 111 t54W "Voi'lv
Probably Depeaids the
Political Foreeast&saiid the
Betting All' Favor
L4fe T '!Hr.' zWJtjrbaps never
presented such complexity and
; uncertainty to politicians.
J "Atf.Nsw York goes, so goes the na
' tion," the 'politicians believe, so there
' is great interest in what will happen
, in this- state.
fin every county in the state the per
sonal popularity of the national and
state candidates of the various parties
has Intruerfced the voters and served to
obliterate party lines.
it is probable, therefore, that the
coming vote will prove one of the
strangest -election charts In New York
political history. For1 instance, the poll
! Will probably show the Democratic, Re-
Publican and Progressive gubernatorial
ciiclhlates running far behind or ahead
of their national tickets, while the na
tional candidates themselves poll a
vote at odds with all past voting per
formances in New York. The principal
gubernatorial candidates are: Nathan
; &. Strauss. Progressive. Job E. Hedges,
Republican, and congressman William
Conditions In the Pant.
'Under normal conditions New York
has shown a slight Republican nlurali
y " gubernatorial and presidential
elections. In 1900. for instance, the
Republicans polled S2U9&2 votes
against a Democratic vote of S78.3S
for president In. 102 in the state elec-
llDn e vote " Republican, 665,156
Democrat, SS6.347. In the presidential
election of 1904, the vote was: Republi
can, 859,513, Democratic $83,981, in the
presidential election, while the guber
natorial election of the same year was
accordeM to- the Republicans. In the
gubernatorial election- of 1906 the Re
publicans again scored, as they did in
the gubernatorial and presidential elec
tions of 198. The 19-10 election for
governor went to the Democrats by a
Ote of, 689.700 to 622,299.
Using these figures as -a basis for
argument and taking into considera
lion inc iact mat most -stirring per-
conal , appeals have been made by all !
tion tne ract that most -stirring per'
three' of the gubernatorial -candidates.
disinterested politicians were inclined
to place the state In the doubtful col
umn, or to slightly favor the Demo
crats in both Xho gubernatorial and
national elections. Betting on the gub
ernatorial result reflected the latter
designation today, t
AVherc Prophets Place Fnlth.
The argument union which the politi
cal prophets have forecasted the Yicjto- j
W f Af llAmAto(vi bo ViAn VQ eoii vavaAn
a j w -'viiiv- a v.,7 noi uvx;i bjv,v wavaa
the .old one of a party united and a
party split. In Nathan S. Strauss, the
Progressive candidate for governor of
New York, however, the Bull . Mbosers
have' placed before the electorate a
njan who is -sure to poll a tremendous
Mr. Strauss has made his canvass of
the state upon issues that reflect upon
the integrity of the Republican and
Democratic machine. He has come out
unqualifiedly for women's suffrage and
other progressive reforms and has be
sought his audiences to "forsake the
Take of the old parties."
All this has had a tremendous effect
both upon the presidential and guber
natorial vote, say his managers. They
aJsostate that he will run far ahead
of the Bull Mooser presidential ticket
and that his ' influence will help to
swell the vote for Roosevelt.
Sulzer Has 'Strength.
Against Strauss has- been allied con
gressman Sulzer. Sulser's congression
al record and popularity make him a
formidable opponent to Strauss. Furth
ermore, he has for years favored the
Jewish element, doing notable work in
taking up their cause in relation to the
rejection of Jewish passports by Rus
sia. Sulser's campaign managers predict
that he will divide the Jewish vote with
Strauss and that he will be swept into
office on a Democratic landslide.
Republiran.H Not Snrr.
The Republicans, though they have
made the . usual claims to the state,
seem to be sure of nothing save that
they will beat Roosevelt. Job E.
Hedges, their candidate for governor.
' has made
a spirited canvass ana has
been well received wherever be has
spoken. His managers claim that tho
unpopularity of Democratic rule un
der Gov John A. Dix and the equal
unpopularity of Roosevelt, whose gub
ernatorial candidate, present secretary
of war Henrv L Stimson. was badly
beaten in 1910. makes their position
a strong one.
The state legislature and the con
gressional fight is as badly tangled as
in the gubernatorial and presidential
Wilson Is Also Expected to
Carry the State Jaffa
and Taft Second.
THIRD PARTY TO
TAKE THIRD PLACE
Santa Pe, N. M., Nov. 2. Tonight will
virtually end the campaign in New
Mexico, although a few political meet
ings will be held Monday, prior to the
Among politicians and others who
have carefully watched the situation
and believe they know public senti
ment the belief is that the presiden
tial votf will be cast for Wilson and
that congressman Fergusson. the Demo
cratic nominee, will be reelected.
Nathan Jaffa, the Republican candi
date for congress, has not been making
a vei spirited campaign, although he
has been somewhat active, and his sup
port has not been of the usual whole
hearted Republican sort. Fergusson has
been campaigning more diligently and
the state officials and many of the
Democratic leaders have been working
hard for his reelection. There has been
a considerable degree of apathy in the
Republican ranks, the defeat last fall
in the first state election having put
somewhat of a damper upon the Re
publican enthusiasm, and the former
dominating party is almost sure to take
secord place in New Mexico politics
for the present.
The campaign of the Rooseveltians
has bees somewhat apathetic also.
True, George iCurry, George Pritchard
ana .Marcus iieuaca. tne latter tne tnira
pariy nominee ior congress, nave oeen
making rather an active campaign, but
they have lacked the organization so
necessary to success in New Mexico,
where such a large part of the vote
can only be brought out to the polls
by constant work and effort. The
Democrats have had the advantage in
the campaign in that their organization
is new, full of enthusiasm as a result
of its recent state victory, and that con
ditions are propitious for Democratic
success. The Republicans have had
their machine somewhat damaged, not
to say badly crippled, through the
death of national committeeman Solo
mon Luna and the defection of George
Curry. Then, a number of the disap
pointed ones, seeing ahead no chance
of reward, as there are few territorial
offices to be given out and no show for
anything of an elective nature for three
years, have "laid down." It-is truly an
"Off year" in New Mexico for the Re
DUblicans. while it promises wen for
V 1a T1
H?WIli . for Jaffa to run jweond
rat' ei is tne
Mat, w much
interested, with De Baca taking third
plade. Titer also look for the presi
dential candidates to run in the sme
way Taft second and Roosevelt third.
There is a good deal of Roosevelt
sentiment in this state, but the old line,
old' time Republicans can hold enough
votes, it is believed, to put Taft in
second place, which means nothing, of
course, except that it gives him the
honor of beating Roosevelt in the state
There are many who express regret
that Nathan Jaffa was made the nom
inee of the Republican party at this
time. He is recognized as a capable
business man, an honest man and a
good man for the position to which he
has been nominated, and his friends
had hoped to he able to give him some
adequate reward for his hard and
earnest party -work for the oast score
of years; they realize that he sacrificed
considerable to take the territorial
. secretaryship and they also know that
he has given valuable time and aid to
' the party when it needed it They would
! be glad to have tne chance to show
their appreciation, but they will not be
able to do so, they fear. He got the
nomination at a wrong time they be
lieve, although it is generally elieved
that he is about the strongest man this
party could have put up
De Baca, the Roosevelt candidate for
congress, is another man -who has
worked hard for the Republican party
in the state and has many friends
throughout -the territory, but he hadn't
the money necessary for the campaign,
it is said not as muoh money as is
usually spent in a congressional cam
paign in New Mexico and on this
score if on no other one. even his warm
est supporters have not expected him
to win. His following is rather large
among the Mexican population, how
ever, and, with the Mexican vote he
will take away from the Republican
party, together with the vote that
punj. wgeuicr wn me raw mi
George Curry will swing to De Baca.
It is considered certain that the defec
tion will be sufficient to defeat Jaffa,
yet not enough to elect De Baca. His
candidacy has therefore helped that of
Fergusson. it is claimed by miny. Just
as many believe Roosevelt's candidacy
has taken enough votes away from Taft
to insure the election of Wilson.
LAKE STEAMER SINKS;
16 PEOPLE LOSE LIVES
Montreal, Can., Nov. 2. During a storm last night the steamer Cecilia, which
pligjl between Montreal aai ValkyrieM, was hurled on the rocks and sank at Isle
Perret, in Lake St- Louis, 10 miles west. At least 16 people were drowned, the lost
comprisisg men, women and children. Only four passengers were saved, all men.
The cries of the people in the water attracted theattection of Alexander Leon
ard, a farmer, who put out in a small boat and picked up the four dinging to
The Herald's Election
Bulletins Tuesday Night
Tuesday night Tbi El IVo JWalil will give the election returns on a
screen on the front of The lieiaM buiMing on Pioneer plaza. The returns
wfll be flashed oer the -WocitcU Press leased wire and wll he taken
by The Herald's operator front a special telegraph instrument now being
installed on the balcony of Hotel McCoy, from vrhich they will be thrown
on the screen on The Herald building.
'The Associated Prcs-? wires. viiih under ordinary tircutusunt.es arc
restricted during the day to the use of afternoon papers and at n gut to
the morning papei. v ill he open to the use ot all papers tor immediate dis
semination of the ncni tl.rougho.-t the night ot Xoci'ber 3 and the day
of November 6. To fiu ilitiito tho posting of th icturni Tuesday, niflit The
Herald has made arrangements to put in the extra instrument at Hotel
McCoy, so that even the slight delay of .receiving the reports on the regular
instrument in the editorial offices of The Herald and sending them up-taus
to tle stereopticon machine may be obviated.
Just as the returns are flashed o-ver th? leaded wire-, ot the Associated
Prws to ?ery member of the association in the United Sti.te. they v. ill be
received by The Herald'o operator and then iltahed upon tfie crt-en.
Possibilities Tbafc the Meas
ure Will Be Defeated at
NOT SO POPULAR
AS A YEAR AGO
(Hy George II. ClemeBttf.)
Phoenix, Ariz,, Nov. 2. There is said
to be grave danger that the proposed
amendment to the constitution re
storing the recall as applying to the
judiciary will be defeated Tuesday,
owing to the lack of interest taken in
it by those who, less than a year
ago, professed to believe that the right
to recall judges was about the only
right worth fighting for.
Not a campaign speaker nor a news
paper in the state whether Republi
can, Democratic or "Bull Moose," has
had a word to say for or against the
amendment so far as can be learned,
which is a marked contrast with con
ditions prevailing a year ago where
the recall of judges was the para
mount issue in the campaign
) The Reaction Cosies.
The Democrats, if the followers of
governor Hunt, can be called Demo
crats, were elected largely if not
solely upon their pledge to restore to
the constitution the recall as applied
to the judiciary which was so obnoxi
ous to president Taft that he made its
elimination from the constitution a
necessary precedent to the admission
of Arizona into the Union. A bill pro-
i posing an amendment to the eonsti-
tution restoring the recall was intro-
duced on the first day of the first
session of the first state legislature.
It was bill No. 1. Yet even then the
reaction against the - wild hare
brained political theorists who had
dominated the constitutional convene
tion and who had dictated the nomi
nees and the platform of the soealled
Democratic party of 1911 in Arisona.
had s.t in. a.nf hill Va 1 infttaail nf
j passing with a Whoop, was more than
two months oil on its passage.
But. it did finally pass, was ap
proved by the governor and heads the
list of amendments to be voted on
next Tuesday. Nobody, however, men
tions it nowadays and there is a chance
that it will faiL
la It a Legal Election.
' Should it be given the neceasarv
majority vote on November 5, there Is
doubt as to whether it will be regard
ed as having been legally adopted and
made a part of the, fundamental law.
as there is some doubt as to whether
or net-'next- Taesa&ys election In-Arizona
can legally be called a general
election as no state officers will be
voted for on that day. But that i
a matter for the courts to decide. The
fact remains that the recall of judges
is practically a dead issue in Arizona,
which may indicate that the people of
the state have grown tired of their
chase after new and untried political
theories and that political theorists
will for a tune at least be relegated
to the back sround.
The Recall Measare.
The action of the railroads in work
ing the referendum as a means for
staying the operation of acts of the
legislature where suefe acts have been
believed by the railroads to be
inimical to railroad interests, has
been another eye opener for those
who were led away from the straight
and narrow political path last fall
and there is grave doubt now in the
minds of many as to whether or not
that much mooted panacea" for all po
litical and legislative ills is not a
nostrum which is capable of more in
jury than good to the great mass of
the people and which should be elim
inated from the constitution by an act
Game Law Held Up.
The sportsmen of the state are re
joicing that the referendum gave
them an opportunity to stay the oper
ation of the game law passed by the
legislature last winter. Under the
law as passed they say Arizona would
have been denuded of game within
a very few years as the market hunt
ers would have killed and shipped
every game bird and animal to EI
Paso, Los Angeles and other game
consuming points without the state
without let or hindrance. The sports
men at their convention held in Phoe
nix, fair week, want gun and road
licenses so fixed ,that indiscriminate
hunting by outsiders or even by resi
dents will not be indulged in: thev
want a limit placed upon the number
of birds or animals which may be
killed, and they want the shipments
of game to points outside the stat.
absolutely prohibited In order to put
market hunters out of business
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