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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Monday, November Fourth, 1 9 12.
Superior exclusive features and con plete new. report bZ AffS'w exaMlxfcc
aa a4.i nummMidents cove ine Arizona. New Mexico, west Texaa Mexico.
PuMedHeVaW NewTcotac: H. D. Slater rowner of 55 percent) , President C
WHnutrth (owner o" percent) Manager; the renminins 25 Percent Is owned aoa
1 stockholders who are as follows. JEL L. Capell. H. R SUjb. J A . J- J
Mundy. Waters Davis. H. A. True. McGlennon estate. W. F. Payne. K. c canDy. u. a.
Martin. Felix Martinez. A. L. Sharpe. and Jonn P. Ramsey.
WOMEM hare full suffrage in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington,
and California. Wyoming grafted the right ia 1869, Colorado in 1893,
Utah and Idaho in 1896, Washington in 1910, and California in 1911.
The number of women eligible to vote in the four states first named is 317,000,
while the number in the last two states, who will be eligible this year for tic first
time in a national election, is 860,000. It is estimated that fully 90 percent o
the women in these states will vote this year.
Five states are to vote Tuesday en the proposed enfranchisement of women;
these are Oregon and Arisen, both of which defeated the proposal two years ago;
Kansas, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
School suffrage for women prevails in 30 states, including Aiisona. Several
itates permit women property owners to vote on bond issues and tax assessments.
In Great Britain women can vote for all officers except members of parliament
Women have fnU suffrage in Australia, Mew Zealand, the Isle of Man, Iceland,
and Finland; full parliamentary suffrage in Norway; municipal suffrage in Canada,
Denmark, and Sweden.
A women suffrage organ has been trying to obtain expressions frera the presi
dential candidates, about women suffrage. Woodrow Wilson replies:
Allow me to acknowledge with real appreciation your letter, in which you
out me a very difficult question. I can only say that my own mind to In the
mids? of thTdebate whicalt involves. I do not feel that I am ready to utter
mFconfident judgment as yet about it I am honestly trying to work my way
toward a Just conclusion."
"Meanwhile," says the suffrage organ, "be graciously permits the establishing
of women's auxiliaries to use all possible direct and indirect influence in kk behalf.
A million potential voters will net forget Mr. Wilson's decidedly cold attitude
toward women voters."
Of president Taft, the suffrage editor declares his is "a. case of arrested de
velopment," for though he has passed Me 55th birthday "he is still publishing his
thought on suffrage at the age of 16." Here is We letter ia part:
"When I was 16 years old, a graduate of the Woodward high school in Cin
cinnati. I took as the subject of my very wise and forceful address at that time
Woman's Suffrage." and I strongly approved it Now slncej that time I Imve .had
a good deal of experience in one way and aether, but I don t know that I have
fhtnged my opinion on it except in this: That I don't think we ought to take
as radical a step as that without being certain that when we do take it It will
meef thVapproval of all those, or substantially all of those, in whose Interest
the franchise is extended." '
Theodore Roosevelt's sincerity in his sudden woman suffrage stand is ques
tioned by many suffrage leaders, for the special reason that Roosevelt's speech as
delivered at the Chicago convention of his party, and the same speech as later
printed for campaign purposes, differed materially. Between actual delivery and
pricring, this paragraph was inserted:
In those conservative states where there te genuine doubt how the women
stand on this matter I suggest that it be referred to a vote of the women so
that they may themselves make the decision."
The wowea say, however, that they believe the "Progressives'' as a group are
sincere in their advocacy of women suffrage.
The Prohibition and Socialist candidates are the sly ones that speak right
out, unequivocally, in favor of unrestricted suffrage for women equal to the priv
ileges of men. "Since 1872," says candidate Chafin of the Prohibitionists, "tha
party has never failed in national convention to declare for women suffrage." And
candidate Debs of the Socialists declares, "The government in the control of which
women have no voice k a loathsome despotism that belongs to the middle ages."
Te old argument ranged around the academic question, "Should women have
the ballet?" That has been superseded by the new and practical question, the
only sue (in view of the plain drift of things) worth discussing: "When will
women ia all states vote oa equal terms with men?" In other words, the tendency
of the age k irresistible, if slew and gradual, and it is only a matter of time when
the political disabffities of women will have been removed throughout the union.
The last strongholds of the eld order wiR be in the so tk, -where the demand is
slow to assert itself and where aH hereditary consieVeratiess areajgajaqt active
participation by women in "practical politics." v
Good Scrappers All
N THE press of other things, the tremendous movement of citizens of the Balkan
I tMte from the United States to their
A ... ...... .. .-!.,.!, it .mt nn s t tui... i
halt ovetlOOKeu. it is esomateo. mat not less wan iw.wu Ui., Ba, ,
Servians, and Montenegrins will have left America by Christmas te fight in the ;
war against Turkey, unless the war shall
western, railroads have been running special trains across the continent, to hurry
the fighting men heme. Very fast time has been made with many of these trains,
carrying 200 to 400 men each; and transatlantic passage accommodations have
been taxed to the utmost since the war began.
The four little countries of the Balkaa peninsula cannot muster all combined,
sore thaa half as many fighting men as Turkey nominally has subject to call to
arms. But the smaller powers have developed their armies up to a high state
of efficiency, with modern organization, modern equipment, and above all, a spirit
of patriotism that places love of country aad pride of race above every other con
sideration. The war, so far, has been fought with keen strategy and splendid
energy, and the aWes have pressed their attacks so fiercely and relentlessly that
the Turks have fallen back from frontier te frontier, aad have abandoned fort after
fort, until the ancient capital itself is certain to fall unless the great powers inter
vene to prevent it.
Armies and navies have cooperated, the great crescent of the invading armies
has been closed ia like a cloak about the Turkish garrisons and field corps, aad
such of the Turks as have not been eut off from their base are falling back toward
the last fortified defeases of the capital. The Bulgarians have been leading the
movement direct toward the capital, while the other Balkaa powers have takes
care of Turkish armies aloag other sections of the long frontier.
The great movement from America of men going back to their native laads
to joia the field armies, has already resulted ia a very serious shortage of labor in
naay Hues of industry ever here. Coal mining, especially, has felt the strain, and
all western ataing has been interfered with by the big drain of underground
workers. Arizona copper mines and Kew Mexico coal mines especially have lost
heavily, while or both coasts aad ia the Berth aad northwest not only Busing, but
faming, snipping, and many manufacturing industries have undergone a sudden
shift and loss of mea, as a result of the Balkaa war.
Woodrow Wilson always carries a horse chestnut in his pocket, for luck. "It's
the only superstition Fve ever had," said he the other "day, when aa admirer sent
him a new nut to replace the old one which had become highly poMshed from long
use. Horse chestnuts are a lot better than peanuts, ia politics.
Usually the platform of the defeated
candidates Is the only one that shows
up well after election.
It is a srood deal easier to shift the
credit of achlevemens than to sidestep
the responsibility of your blunders.
When a man wears a diamond, he is
apt to excuse his vanity on the theory
that diamonds are a safe investment
Among the early disappointments of
childhood looms the fact that father
didn't engage In the confectionery busi
ness "Tell me candidly." said a voter to
a candidate the other day. "do you
want nffiret In unter thsit vmi nrtft.v TUt
Good, or do you vant office because
jou are mercenary?"
Love laughs at locksmiths, but the
ether tradespeople are not such a joke
If we should all think twice before
we speak conversation would be mighty
The knocked out pugilist is glad to
take the count but then, so is the
heiress Tho is after a title.
America was discovered in 1492,
prior to -nluch time there were no Lost
and Found columns in the newspapers.
Muggins "He reminds me of a tad
pole Bugglns "Elucidate " Mug
sins 'Oh, he always feels that he has
native countries has been more thaa
sooner have terminated. AH the great
Few persons show any disposition to
hide their light under a bushel.
Many people undoubtedly fail to
mind their own business because they
Debts also have a habit of making
Free advice is like everything else
that is free It's not of much account
Men are always protesting against
picnics but they keep on attending them
Some girls can make up their minds
nowadays much quicker than they can
1 their cninnlrxIniuL
i ineir complexions.
Almost every man has two brands of
I philosophy; one for himself and one for
the other fellow.
There ls no satisfaction for the man
kill d by lightning in the fact that it
does not strike twice in the same place
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
(New York Press).
A woman gets her education teach
ing man to teach her
It takes a woman to stick to her
faith even after it is gone.
Calling a man a liar Is no proof that
the accuser isn't a bigger one
The nice brains a woman has the
more her husband thinks he taught
them to her
It's the wa of a woman to be able t
keep cool in a set of furs and arm if
a Tiaarl npflafA B
-n .-ft at- j i. l..:. 4t..a4- ciMM
OH AtilJ UK UHIA. ura " st- uiu i.j. jvm .0 j ,
walking the floor in a sweat, of all the dire perils you know, whose pinions
are reeking with woe, there's nothing so dreadful as debt. The fellow in
debt never knows the meaning of peace and repose; there's always a wolf at his
door- it's better on liver to dine than revel in oysters and wine, the which have
been' charged at the store. It's better to wear your old duds and live on a diet
ot spuds, for which you have paid out the mon, than dress like a duke or an earl,
and feed from a platter of pearl, and always expecting a dun. Oh, debf s an Old
Man of the Sea, from whom it is hard to get free he rides you in spite of your
screams; he rides you when you are awake and fills you with sorrow and ache,
and gallops you round in your 'dreams. He gives you an ugly renown, and spreads
it all over the town, and brings you a harvest of sneers; he takes all the joy from
your life, brings shame to your children and wife, and splatters your cottage with
tears. So keep out of debt if you can; steer clear of the creditor man and this
you can do if you try; it's better to live ia a keg, and feed on ftn onion or egg, than
eat an unsettled for pie!
fAll communications must bear the
signature of the writer, but the name
will not be published where such a re
quest Is made. J
EI. PASO'S VOTJE.
Editor El Paso Herald.
It makes no difference in the result
how we vote In El Paso, as Texas is so
lopsided politically that our votes are
only useful for statistical purposes,
nevertheless it is incumbent on all citi
zens to Tote just the same as if the fate
of the country depended on our vote. I
do believe that if the Progressive parti
Is given the right encouragement and
support that the political monopoly that
the Democratic party has enjoyed in
Texas these many years, will be broken
before long and we will have some
competition in politics; patriotic men
will concede that political monopoly by
one party is not the ideal condition,
and that to obtain the best results from
our form of government two parties ue
preferable, about evenly matcheo in
Kl Paso has every reason to compli
ment .Roosevelt by a large vote. He
was the first president to recognize the
needs of the arid sections of the west,
and as we were told by the visiting con
gressional committee a few years ago it
was president Roosevelt's support that
made it possible to pass the reclama
tion act To him. perhaps more than
anv one man do we owe the success of
the Rlephant Butte and other projects
of this kind that have done so much
for the arid regions. The man who had
run with the cowboys on the plains re
membered our needs and did not forget
us when fortune smiled on him.
Politics are largely hereditary, that
Is, men vote as their grandfathers did,
according to Inborn prejudices, is this
not a good time to break away from
some of these old messback 5ondltions
that our politics may harmonme with
our progress in other lines? With
Roosevelt in the presidential chair
there would be no question but what
Americans would be protected in for
eign countries, another good reason
!... the umnls who lfva ClOSe tO XhC
hnrilor should look with favor on the
t "null Moose." and while we can t do
GIRLS PREPARE FOR
High School Team "Will Seek Obbm
With Out of Town Basketball
Teams During the Season.
Plans are being made for the organ
isation of a girls' basketball team at
the El Paso high school This is noth
ing new, for the girls have had a team
for nuir years past However, this
season, no team has yet been organized.
Than ia onme mlcrhtv srood material
nKioithe undergraduate and
lt u? expected to put a strong team in
the field which win play the Bisbee,
Twinsrlnn and other jrlrls teams.
sr7r.r -.-. i- .i i
I'ossioiy a. league uiajt .j.ito . ,
moiaiv zi iMLiif nuLV De lur.
th city in which the r. w. j a. ana
other teams will participate. In any
event soon after the organisation of
the team, games will be arranged with
the girls from the New Mexico A. M.
and the Silver City high school.
Thl is the onlv form of athletics the
o-fle nnv nnen for COmOetitiOn With i
J outside teams and they mean to maKo ;
tne most OI ll. rrar t"9 i uavo
been mentioned for the team are
Misses Margaret Bryan. Sarah Bridgers,
Grace Mayer and Bernardine Schutz.
34TH DISTRICT COURT.
Dan M. Jackson, Presiding.
Ramon Nunez, charged with kidnap
ing; found guilty by jury and sentenced
to four years in the state penitentiary.
S. S. Carpenter et al. vs. Thomas
Cooper et al., suit to quiet title; filed.
A. S. J. Eylar, Presiding.
M. Melvin vs. J. S. Viescas, suit for
rent for $174.70; filed.
J. J. Murphy, Presiding.
J. E. Sanders, charged with assault,
FALL TERM OP COURT
IS HNDKD AT rORTALES
Portales, N. M.. Nov. 4. The fall term
of the district court for Roosevelt coun
ty has adjourned. The docket was only
Judge (Joan mebiett. ot silver city,
who presided during the term of court
which has just dosed, has returned to
President Ripley, superintendent
Avery Turner, division manager Fox,
and other prominent officials of the
Santa Fe railroad system visited Por-
tales on an official tour.
FROM ACAPULCO STORM.
San Diego. Calif., Nov. 4 Tele
grams from Acapulco report much
damage done by the hurricane there
last week The little steamer Cora.
Belle and nine iron lighters were
sunk, over 1000 tons of coal being
lost The wharf was damaged and the
coal shed and packimr house went down.
I Buildings in different parts of the city
were unroored. so nr as Known,
there was no loss of life The cruiser
Maryland, which is at Acapulco, will
attempt to raise the sunken lighters.
THINKS WILSOX WILL BK
IX THE LKAD IN COCHISK
,Tmb,oneI' Allz- lZt? V,!Ve
2? the election to be fought Tuesday,
lne lOUOWing estimate ui wie result, m
kv - i,,.. .. fh nnH i.iro-st vnt.
; "r "", "IU.V1 -ti? - i.S.n Tr,-Y,
mg county in the state, has been given
out by one of the leading political ob
servers of th county "The vote will
be large and Wilson will lead, with
Roosevelt second. Taft third. Debs
fourth and Chafin fifth Only one par
ty has made an energetic campaign in
the county, and that was the Bull
Moosers, the others hating been simpH
keenlne their organizations, together.
1 the lack of campaign funds has handi-
ca.ppeu 111 lcllLll9 uuk 111c iiuuscirn
Kf, I'VSOWS COISIN AAS
ADVISI3R TO tm.MSMi l'RKSIDK.T. neral was neid MOnday afternoon at
Homer Lea, military adviser to Dr J 3 30 from her late residence, con
Sun Tat Sen, the president of the Chi- , ducted by Rev J. F Williams. D D,
nese republic, who died in Ocean Park, I pastor of the First Baptist church, of
Calif Fuday was a first cousin of
Tom Lea r Kl Paao.
By Walt Mason
iwl ljiAn vaii a.foArincr -trnnr hair, and
the colonel much good, let us show our
appreciation and pile up a big vote for
a big man. who was our friend when we
needed a friend.
S. J. Freudenthal,
A COMPETENT EXECUTIVE.
El Paso, Tex, Nov. 4, 1912.
Editor El Paso Herald:
A few years ago the president of the
largest business In America, round him
self in difficulties. Several of his de
partments were running at a deficit
and there was a panic among his em
ployes and customers. Money to those
who were fortunate enough to get hold
of any was high, but conditions were
such that the big majority were una'-le
to get the necessities of life, let alone
the luxuries which we all have today.
Affairs ran this way for a while, then
the president discovered that among his
own employes he had a man, a depart
ment head by the way, who had a bril
liant record. This man, large of body
and broad of mind, i was called to the
private office and the result was that
the president felt that he no longer was
qualified in executive power and he im
mediately caiiea a meeuiiK ui uic u
rectors and recommended wm. H. Taft
as his successor.
So It came to pass that when it came
time to elect a new executive, the peo
ple were glad to give Mr. Taft a chance
on his judicial and diplomatic record,
and true enough he soon had one large
business running like a well oiled ma
chine. He made those departments
w hlch for years had run at a deficit not
only self supporting, but showed a
profit for the first time in history, and
not only that but we, the people, de
pending upon this business have pros
pered as never before. We haTe U. S.
money, general prosperity and enough
of today's necessities and the greater
number of us have luxuries, such as
onlv the very rich European enjoys.
Yes, Mr. Taft has truly proved him
self a competent executive, yet as we
are about to elect a president for the
next term, there are some among us
who are thinking of experimenting
such as electing Mr. Wilson and some
ar evwpNtfrtnking of giving Mr. Roose
velt another chance. To such people I
say. "Why experiment" Have not you
Before you go to the polls Tuesday,
think this over and don't make the mis
take of experimenting when you have
F. I. Hage.
32 Erie Street, El Paso.
KILLS PET HORSE:
TURNS GUN ON SELF
Bisbee, Ariz., Nov. . His remarkable
i attachment for a horse, the use or
w iich had been denied him. led Glen
Shipley, a young miner, to kill the
horse and then attempt to commit sui
cide, after gaining forcible possession
of the animal. Shipley went to the
livery stable where the horse was kept
held up the man In charge at the point
of a revolver rode the animal into the
hills and at a point five miles from
town gave the horse a last feed of oats
and then put a bullet through Its head.
Lying down beside the dead horse,
ci.iHia oam a bnllt tHrCknarh his bodv
- - .-- TsrrjKr-rij z-j
ju8t teiow tne neari. anipiey uuu oncu
. hA hom for six vears and recently he
quarreled with the stableman because
of the use of a check rein. He had
cviously complained that others who
tented the animal mistreated it and
frequently he rented the horse and kept
it tied up all day so that careless
,iw(WA-a mlht nAt vAf ft
nor flTAt II.
prospectors heard the
bi ought Shipley to town. At the hos
pital it was said that he had a chance
AT THE CRAWFORD.
Beginning tonight and lasting Tues
day. Wednesday and Wednesday mati
nee, the Albert Taylor Stock company
will produce the special scenery, the
laughing success of aeo. Cohan called
"The Fortune Hunter."
OPBMNG .SKATING HIPPODROME
Th HiDsodrome skating rink. El
I Paso's most modern amusement enter
prise, will open xnursaay evening ai
7 SB. with a full and competent corps
of attaches and a most modern and
Mornings from 19 a. m. to 12 a. m.
all persons so desiring can secure a
weekly permit to recieve instructions
and experience in the art of skating,
free. Skating from 2 JO p. m. until
5 30 will be 25c, admission free.
Every evening from 7.30 until 11
admission will be 19c, skating c ex
tra, except on Tuesdays and Fridays
from 8.30 until 11 p. m.. which will
be for members of the Olympic club
exclusively. Membership dues "will be
35 a month, which entitles the holder
to free access at any and all times to
the rink, also skates. All parcels will
1 be checKed iree. a woman ""
I will ho nn hand, aiuf the strictest dls
be checked free, a woman attenaant
! cipiine , will be enforced. This rink
wiu cater to me very D8BJ-"W' "
a board of directors has been selected
to govern eTery club night and to die-
Saturday evening from 2.30 until 5:39
the rink is reserved for the children
of the Sunshine club, free. For mem
bership blanks apply to Ryan's drug
store, or phone the Crawford thea
UXDIAE" AT THE GRECIAN.
That long looked for and justly cel
ebrated presentation, "Undine," has
arrived. It is here, and will be shown
at the Grecian today and tomorrow.
It was delayed in transit but all can
now see it It is one of the master
pieces in moving pictures. The man
agement says: "Don't fail to see it
for you will thereby miss a great
treat Remember, that the Grecian can
seat you comfortably, the house ls
splendidly ventilated and evenly heat
ed, and the utmost comfort is rend
ered, and attentive service. Bring
our families and friends today and
tomorrow, hear the women's orchestra
and see this celebrated dramatic pre
sentation, 'Undine.' Box seats are
reserved for parties." Adv.
DEATHS AKD BTOIALS
MRS. K. J. AfiUUKO.
Mrs. E. J. Aguero, 87 years of age,
died at her home, 2100 Texas street,
Sunday morning at 10 oelock. She is
survived by two daughters. Mrs. Rob
ert Nix and Mrs. Liasie Abbott who
mnrio theiT home with bar. And ftlso
lPa four grandchildren The fu-
1 hich she was a member Interment
was made lr Vverreen cemetery.
FIGHT OF 1896 BROKE DOWN PARTY LINES
Split Over the Money Question Drew a Following From Democrats and Repub
licans Alike Lack of Funds Handicapped Bryan.
By FREDERIC J. HASK1K.
ASHINGTON. D. C Nov. 4.
l The events of the great politi
v w cal battle of 189C, whose out
come for a time seemed more uncertain
than any fight since the four cornered
campaign of I860, are of such recent
occurrence as to live in the memory of
most people. It witnessed the breaking
down of more of the old party lines
than any other fight since the begin
ning of the civil war. Iir that respect
it transcended even the Mugwump cam
paign of 1884 and the Liberal Republi
can schism of 1872. It is comparable
only to the present campaign in the
breaking of party ties.
Storm Clouds of a Panic
Cleveland's start for his second term
in office was not promising. The storm
clouds of a panic were on the horizon
before he was elected, and caused the
Harrison administration to order the
preparation of plates for the issuance
of bonds to keep up the treasury re
serve. By the time Cleveland was in
augurated "hard times" had arrived,
and before the Wilson tariff bill was
written, they were pressing down apon
the nation. But the Cleveland adminis
tration was blamed for it just as Van
Boren was blamed for the-psie of 1837,
and Just as the Republicans were made
responsible for the panic of 1873.
With its hopes for the Immediate fu
ture ruined by the tariff situation and
the panic. Democracy turned to free sil
ver in its bid for popularity and sup
port But here it found itself at cross
purposes with its chief in the white
house. Cleveland sought to make the
country a gold standard country. Be
fore this happened he became involved
In a controversy with England over the
Venezuelan boundary dispute, and read
the law on the Monroe doctrine to Eng
land with such directness and determ-
Ination that Britain decided to accept
. . . a m a. n...kii !
hlR intentions. Soma of the Republi
cans hailed this as a bid for a third
term. Senator Depew went so far as to
give out an interview saying that it was
beyond all question that the president's
first move on the political checkerboard
looking to a renomiuation and reelec
tion. But the country was too absorbed
over its internal affairs to let outside
matters divert its mind.
Split Over Money Question.
The repeal of the Sherman silver pur
chasing law and the 'Democratic split
over the money question. .coupled with
the panic the tariff, and the bond issue,
led the Republicans to believe they
could, as they boasted "nominate a rag
baby for president in 18c and win at
the polls." The two real candidates for
the Republican nomination were Wil
liam McKinley and Thomas B. Reed.
The opposition to McKinley sought to
break down the backbone of his
strength by bringing out favorite sons
everywhere. Iowa brought out senator
Allison, and they tried to bring out
senator Cullom in Illinois.
first the McKinley managers sought
to sidetrack the Cullom boom by offer
ing him a good position under McKin
lev. Cullom himself says he could have
had anything he wanted in return for
a promise of support aan wnB
nllniut to cIva that nrntnttin t8eJi
lev managers decided "terJUarry lh'.
for their candidate, CWlOW Thhj W.
Cullom boom, and they sueceeaeu.
Platt Foreed "Sound MoHey.
The McKinley managers with Mark
Hanna as their chief decided to "strad-
die" the money question. They held an
early convention in unio ror tne pur
nose of adootlng a platform wnicn
should serve as a guide In other states. and kInd to me then that t m sorry
The money plank was a complete ex- , j pojgoned her. but I was afraid to
ample of concealing thought with ton- teu the doctor. When she died the
gnaxe. Both a&ver and. gold meat read 4 doctor- sa,d it was due to ptomaine
in it a full eMrsefie tgir vary- 1 pohjonfng.
ing views- Hanna ntatutCM wrings lt, j 'I never really felt bad about cans
great success in, the way of lining up j- jjj Qaaintante's death, except
the delegates, and want to the eonven- ' j knew it was wrong. But she
tion prepared to win. ..1 and her husband were not kind to me.
The one problem n jw comronung tne
tepuoucans wai u numuc mj
should take on the money question.
Some say Hanna wanted a sound money
plank, but he held out against It long
enough to carry out several other ob
jects he had in view. An eastern com
mittee waited upon him at his hotel
and told him tney would sacrifice Mc
Kinley if he did c -t let them have a
sound money plank. It la said that sen
ator Piatt, the "Easy Boon" of Mew
York, announced to Hanna that he bad
an hour In hich to come to terms, and
that Hanna bid so in naif an hour.
Vrt. .-i i.ir-.i mi tin iijuji .tA
3tr: .rr-'..,nrr..,Xrri wL.iT.?'
MuiiH w """"'"..""r'T
as a ladder by wmca tne suver icepuo-
llmm mizht c'lmb cnon tn- platform.
I and to catch otirs who leaned toward
1 free silver Twsntj-twi. Republican
I state conventions hid delaredVfor free
i N'osUHatlen of Bryan.
The Democrats were a badly split
party when they arrived at Chicago.
The silver wing was so violently op
posed to Mr. Cleveland that they de
feated a resolution endorsing their own
administration, something perhaps un
exampled in party politics In the United
States. They rode roughshod over the
Cleveland adherents, and when it came
to voting for a party nominee, the
Cleveland supporters were silent.
In the Republican convention the sil-
verites who could not favor the plat
form, walked out, some of them with
tears streaming down their cheeks, bnt
the anti free silver Democrats sat tight
until after the convention. Bryan's
"crown of thorns and cross of gold"
speech swept him up the political lad
der from a contesting delegate to the
rominee of the convention, after one
of the most dramatic scenes in the his
tory of political gatherings.
The silver Republicans ratified the
action of the Democratic convention,
the Populists put up Bryan and Wat
son, and the bulk of the Prohibition
vote -went for free silver. Later the
gold Democrats met and gave the
Cleveland administration the endorse
ment it had been denied by the regu
lar Democratic convention, and nomin
ated Palmer and Buckner on a gold
Bryan Lacked Fubhm.
After the conventions were over the
Republicans found that they had ser
ious business on hand, for Bryan and
free silver, it seemed, had at one time
carried more voters away from the Re
publican party than the Republican
leaders could hope to get in recruits
from the Democracy. Bryan went to
New York, and Imitating Lincoln, read
a carefully prepared speech of accept
ance, rather than to take any chance
of sacrificing his thoughts for oratori
When the canvass began in earnest,
Bryan fourd himself handicapped by
poverty personal and political. He of
ten had to borrow money to get from
one stopping place to another, and the
first part of his tour was made in day
coaches. The railroads were against
him, and it was a long while before
they gave him a private car.
Meanwhile the Republicans conjured
with the prosperity argument and the
threat of worse times If Bryan came
into power. Debtors were informed
that their creditors would want their
monev if Bran won. factor workers
were warned to expect a shut down in
the erent of his success, and with the
biggest campaign fund in all political
historv, and three-fourths of the busi
ness men on their side nothine was left
undone by Hanna and his assnci ,t
In September the tide that had been
flowing toward Bryan turned back and
kept nsinsr toward McKmlev until
The gold Democratic orators adv'ed
support of Palmer and Buckner, but it
was understood that only those who
could not conscientiously support Me
Kinley should vote foi them, the others
-were to vote for McKinley direct and
Frsat l'wreh CampaiKBiBK.
When the campaign was over. Bryan
had spoken to more than five million
people, while over 700.000 had made pil
grimages to Canton. Ohio, to hear and
greet McKinlej in his famous front
porch campaign. When the returns,
came in they showed that the Republi
cans had won an easy ictory. v ith
more than 100 electoral votes to spare.
Only in two of the states did the gold
Democratic ticket figure to any ex
tent In Kentucky and California the
votes it received, had they gone into
the Democratic column, would have
given the electoral votes to Bryan. Mc
Kinley got a quarter of a million popu
lar votes more than all his opponents
The election of 1896 permanently re
tired from the realm of "oaramount is
sue" a question that arose as a result i
of the civil war. and wnicn naa nee
tored the two great parties for a quai
ter of a century. The money question
was retired to the limbo of dead issues. I
and the added production of gold has i
largely oercome tne auncuities wnicn
the Bryan school of statesmanship
sought to remedy by the free coinage of
McKinley a CeMtltater.
wnen aicii-iniey came inio power ne i 0
Drougni a great cnange una ine wmw
house. Cleveland and Harrison knew
nothing of the fine art of coneilation
Both failed to agree with their party
leaders, and each of them was ready
to flcrht at the drop of the hat But
McKinley was a conciliator He pre- i
ferred to follow the advance guard in a
political contest rather than to head 't
rle tried to carry our tne wm oi us
party rather than to control it Some
said he had the backbone of a chocolate
eclair, but his friends realized that he
was the man to keep his party to-
gether by compromise rather than to
anil it kw Anmnaitinn
solit it bv ODDOSition
Cleveland and Harrison go down in
history as the only two presidents who
ever defeated one another John
QuincyAdams defeated Jackson before '
Jackson become president ana aiier
werd was defeated by Jackson, but this
was not a case of an ex-president de
feating a president
Tomorrow- What of Today?
WOMAN COIfFESSBS THAT SHE
CAUSKD DEATHS BY POISOXIXG.
Los Angeles, Calif, Nov. 4. Declar
ing that she is happier than ever be
fore because of her confession, Mrs.
Pansy Hastings-Leah is awaiting the
arrival of sheriff Henderson of Pet
tus county, Missouri. Sheriff Hender
son telegraphed chief Sebastin to hold
the woman until his arrival rrom Se
dalia. -me case is one oi me Biraugrai ui
h. hi.tnr f iwi iw annals The
The case Is one of the strangest in
police do not doubt the woman's san-
Ity, although her nusband. who called
at the jail, declared that there was
nothing to her story tnat sne was, superintendent Hartman. of tne met -temporily
insane. , can Central, went south over that line
She showed remorse and emotion
only when relating the story of how
vo aoioon to Mrs. isusntvoe at
a rear alter sn nan -caw
ttfcsriesta of Mrs. B. M. Qua&itance at
Green Ridge, 12 miles from sedaua.
"Mrs. Coe was good to ny?, though
she scolded me sometimes. She had
taken a baby to the poor farm
through the rain and caught a bad
! cold. I nursed her and gave heT two
! capsules about half full of rough on
i ,, ch. , wnni nH was an imod
1 j waa oniy 15 years 0ja when I was
sent to them by the orphanage. Mr.
Qnaintance. who was about (0 years
old. mistreated me and I had trouble
with his wife because he encouraged
me to be disrespectful to her. We
quarreled one day and he took her
Dart and maybe that is why I gave
( her poison
JAMES WH1TCOXB RILBY.
Laver of birds and of blossoms.
kalght of the golden ears. singer of
arrun-wroQKai tani-iw, pmri u :iniira
1 3 a t .. i..i.at..i u..j.k...
sniu Lcarss, iwer ui t-unuisu us"ici
'r of clouds that drift lover of dew
una re. ard or the neavemy gut. tne
I whale world loveth a lover, ana tne
worid ls eiad -d -.,. ana so you are
shrined. Jim Riley in the heart of ou
hearts alway Come back to "G'lgsbv s
Station, you old sweetheart or ours
take us to "Old Aunt Mar's" and show
us the fields and flowers: take us
through dew drenched pastures to see
the "old s immin' hole." let us forget
for a monent that "time has took ms
toll:" bring back the dreams of our
childhood sing us our songs divine
sing as e heard vou sing them in the
"davs of the lost sunshine " We are
tired of the endless striving tired of
the turbulent mart; and today we are
lone-ins:, longing for a song that will
reach the heart so take up your harp
jj r.j" and ive us youf sweetest
! . "" ..., ?. J j . i
tnn th kind that vou used to give
us when we walked "knee deep in amojnt -e it from street ImproTi -June."
From Kansas Citv Journal ' ment fund
T Is now time to consider the voter with anxic -s candidates asking his . 1
Kveryone is considering him just ' vic Alter election he has to send in
now. People are neglecting the-r 1 his card and wait until after supper for
business in order to grasp him by the
hand and thank him for his noble gener-
osity m consenting to remain on earth.
The voter is a quiet, buy man who
is merely a part of the census returns
in Januarv , but who keeps growing
bigger as the political campaign warms
up until in November he picks up candi
dates for congress and the legislature
and looks them over as if he ere classi
The voter is the silent partner in
politics. He does no talking. He usually
doesn't have a chance. But at the
proper time he steps up to the polls and
picks out the hired help for his country
for the next few years. There are few
sights more majestic than that of a tired
man in overalls stepping into the voting
booth at the close of the day to decide
whether to give the president of the
United States another trial or to put a
new man on the job.
After the voter has done his hiring he
is supposed to go away back and sit
down There is nothing less important
than the voter on the day after election.
On the dav before election he could ob-
tain a loan of . from a perfect stranger
and hi vest pocket bulges with cigars.
nm on tne day alter me canuiumm nave
been chosen and there is no more hiring
to be done, it is a dead loss of time
1 n in tlrulrro i lAtcr u ith nn aiitnmnhilp
! ,, . ,7 , . . . , ..
nc lore election he is pestered to death
Abe Afar tin
If your wife sold your overcoat fer
a dollar an arftaff in July it's a sign
a long nara winter an' a raray
spring. Kraut has jumped f ten cents
a quart since last we met
ANOTHER RKCORD BREAKRR.
He broke a record not by flying
To heights no other man had gain"
And not by riding fast nor trying
To beat what jumptngmarks remained
He broke a record through devotion
To one great purpose, fine and iair
When he last summer crossed the ocean
He sent no postcards home from there.
Years Age To-
Prom The Herald Of Antr
Charley Hunt came in on the Central
this morning from Chihuahua.
Dan Cherry- returned this morning
from a trip to his old home in Missouri.
W. J Harris and wife were anon; the
arrivals on the T. P. this morning from
Privates Dozier, McKoU. Soody, Bell
and Griffis have been promoted to the
rank of corporal.
Tha SimAt T.imf will start D-
! cember 1st with the latest and most
) rasnionaDie equipment.
. The' match game of baseball between.
the El Paso and Alanwgordo teams has
i been postponed to Thanksgiving day
in ms private ear to tn,e city or Mexico
i this morning.
Jerry Faust has completed the pipe
lines connecting' the G. H. group of
weBs with the twi tank and the tanks
of the roundhouse.
Sergt Wilson, privates Austin. M. -Cord.
Peddy and others at the fort ire
hunting in the mountains. They will
return to the post tomorrow night
Corporals Wilson, Nance and Robin-
son have been promoted to the rank of
sergeant, to fill the vacancies of the
sergeants who have received discharges.
Nothing of Importance ha happened
at the fort for the past JeWduy The
regular routine of aont duties is all that
occupies the time of the ssMiers at
The city clerk today Issued a permit
to Chas. T. Wilson, for the ejection Of
a brick residence on lota 4 and 5, of
block 253. of Campbell's addition, to
Post operator Mattox has been re
lieved of his dnties by the arrival of
the signal sergeant Tho tsi stationed
here before hostilities were dt tare 1
Hose company No. 1 met at the court
house with president Sweeney in t'-e
chair, and transact considerable busi
ness. Pars w. Firman, cnas Juardiiaii.
j John Reef, Harry Walsh. s J- Fld-
t man. ana rrau udiwi wrre'iaminci
1 . 1 Lt.
. Chinamen continue to cross the bor-
, der in droves and the m
prescribed for the offenders of the clas-,
ha, no r t i-e,t effect in keeping t 1
out of th country. Three were cap
tured lestcrdav and It is expected th-t
several more will be brought in todat
The city council met in regular week
ly session with mayor Magoffin in th
chair and all aldermen present. Ci'
attorney Kemn made a report on the
contract w ith Buchanan & Powers for
the new fire department and jail build
ing The next matter taken up .was the
cit's monthly payroll for the month 01
October, which was in general totals:
Mayor and city officers. $883.88 po
lice force. 51.T. street nl
$82 59: sewer department $25 f!re de-
partment, S1 Alderman Scott asked
' i"i me cn give tne iirst warn, hip
BY GEORGE F11CH,
Author Of "At Goi OH Swari"
the privilege of shaking his employes by
the hand and who would be so toobsh
: as to ask a voter's advice m December
1 This is because the voter can one bat
cannot fire. If the voter could fire a
Kveryone is considering him just now.
hired man whenever
woik " ca ip
i ess anJ he us-,i hls d.sk rerelv
, depository tor tired teet he vould be a
blJ? ,na al! thl. eM- rad instead ot
merely dnrmg the campaign when hn
vote !. still reposing in his vest pocket
by George Mathw