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S OFTEN predicted in the El Paso
AS orxjs preotctea in we m ram nerata, ib.osul m ue uuwiM ..n-.
deaoMtrates that tte Roosevelt candidacy was principally effectual in
t,.!.. .. .u. . d keerfnr maav old-line Re-
demonstrates that the Roosevelt candidacy was principally effectual in
splittinr the Republican vote wide open and keeping maay old-line Re-
pubticans at home, thai, by hopelessly dividing the opposition, handing the prize
to the Baited Democratic party.
Theodore Roosevelt heat William Howard Taft, and W. H. Taft beat T.
Roosevelt. Both ought ts he well satisfied with the results of their efforts, judging
from their pre-election statements.
Woodrow Wilson's vote did not approach, in most states, the popular vote
polled hy W. J. Bryan in 1&06. Nearly all of Roosevelt's popular vote came
directly from the strength polled hy Taft four years ago a straight subtraction.
Roosevelt took a good many votes away from the men who supported Bryan in
1908, hut for every one he took from the Democratic crowd he' took four er five
from among those who had supported Taft four years previously.
The Democrats did not have to fight two parties, but only half a party.
But WoodrowWilsoa's victory is none the less a tremendous personal and
party triumph, of which he and his supporters may well be proud. Many states
that had not forsaken the Republican party for a generation or two are feund to
day lined up with; the Wilson states and it will do them, and the defeated party,
a world of good, if the lessons of the hard fought campaign and of the interruption
of the Republican dynasty be taken to heart
The Democratic program in this election was not a positive, constructive' pro
gram, but rather a compilation of grievances, with general premise of relief. The
Democracy this year proved esual to the task of conselidatisg the elements of
discontent; and while among those elements there were all kinds of discontent,
and all kinds of antagonism to the Republican party and the party candidate,
there was real union on only one thing, namely: We want a change, we want the
Republican party ousted. It was not, this year, so much the pld cry of a minority
party, We want ia; but rather the far more effectual demand, We want the ether
The Democrats polled most of their total party vote. The Roosevelt can
didacy did not greatly affect the normal Democratic vote. The Democrats, in
addition, polled the votes of hundreds ef thousands of men who have been voting
the Republican national ticket since the great division came in 1896 over the free
silver erase. Doe to that delusion, -and the frenzy that accompanied and followed
the apostolic propaganda of Mr. Bryan, a vast number of men whose sympathies
would normally have been for the Democrats and against the entrenchment of the
Republicans hi power, have continued to vote with the Republicans, until the
menace of extreme radicalism was finally removed with Bryan's third defeat.
Bryan, meanwhile, had changed greatly, he had matured, and bad become almost
a conservative in many things, judged by 1912 standards and the program of the
more extreme among the "Progressives." But the country would not accept
Bryan's conversion as a fact, and a host of Democrats kept on voting against
Bryan as long as he continued to force his personal leadership on the party. Then,
when he at last stepped aside, the Democracy and the majority of voters accepted
Bryan's choice, Woodrow Wilson, some no doubt believing that Wilson was only
tutwardly friendly to Bryan, and that he did not, and does not, approve of
"Bryanism" any more than he did four years ago, when he expressed his views
sc bitterly against the Nebraskan.
Now we shall have a Bryan government, but it is the Bryan of 1912, notthe
Bryan of 1896 and 1900, who controls the Democratic organization, and who must
hear the principal responsibility of holding the party together for effective work
in congress and in the executive branch. The motto of the Japanese wrestlers, the
masters of jiu jitsu, is "Gain control by seeming to yield." So it is with Bryan:
he has won by seeming to yield. It is his victory, his government, his burden. W.
J. Bryan is the dominant political power in the United States today.
As president, Woodrow Wilson may be totally unable to play politics with the
men who will seek to tarn his admiaistratioB to serve their ends. The big bosses
of the great eastern states may find that
. . . . t, .
son may listen to Bryan he will perhaps
v i cm. - n i i c
Mnrphys of the party. One may look for
confronted Hayes, Garfield, and Cleveland. Wilson was not elected as a faction
alism but he will find his factions all ready cut out for him as soon as he enters
the white house. He will find a multitude of self seeking politicians, who have;
long bee shut out of the forbidden city, and who will be unable to appreciate the
wisdom or the good intent of Wilson's none toe compromising arm lifted to bar the
way against the would-be looters within the walls.
President Wilson will enter upon his term with a nominal majority of his
party in congress to back him; bat he will find more different kinds of men to
deal with than he ever knew existed, and he will have to say No about as often
as he opens his month to talk to his all too ardent political advisers. Factions will
develop. All high miadedness and all purity are not to be found within the Demo
cratic party. President Wilson will find that he will have to4rely not a little upon
the wise counsel and the willing cooperation of broad minded and patriotic Re
publicans, in order to accomplish much upon which he has set his heart When
he attacks the tariff, he will find, as did Cleveland, that party platforms are made
for pre-election use, and that the tariff is not a party matter, but a business
matter, with complications of section and locality, of industrial necessity and the
fixed economic laws of competitive international trade, of labor's reward and of
narrow self interest complications cf which, judging from his recent speeches, he
understands little. There is much disappointment in store for him, as always for
the high minded and well intentioned but rather theoretical reformer who must
work with commoner clay upon a mold board of uncompromising fact
Bnt at the start, the people believe in him. The majority of states have cast
their vote of confident hope and friendly expectation. The country knows little of
Wilson, because he has no puhnc record to speak of. But the public thinks it has
beetfNable to JHdge the man, and it stands prepared to give the new president the
fullest measure of cooperation, so long as he does not try to substitute academic
theory for hard fact, and so long as he does not despise the realities in reaching
out for the idealities.
As president, Woodrow Wilson will try to rise above narrow partisanship and
factionalism, and he will try to serve all the people.- Upon him, and upon his
sponsor Mr. Bryan, will rest the responsibility of maintaining that attitude of
national service, the national viewpoint, that alone can make his record notable
as chief executive. Should he lead himself to mere partisan purpose, it could only
demean Mm, and it would certainly not help his party.
When enr vote was cast for Wilson, it was not with the thought that "it
nude no difference in Kexas," but rather with the feeling that if that one vote had
been the deading vote, to insure Wilson's election, it watfld nevertheless have been
Temporary deafness in children calls
for the slipper treatment.
The beauty of many a woman is hid
den away in a safety deposit vault
If sou have nothing to do you can
always depend on a lazy man to help
The less a man says the more he is
supposed to be able to say if he wanted
When you see a man looking for trou
ble it won't be long until you'll hear
Mm call for help.
You may have noticed that a multi
tude of friends come to visit, those who
live on Easy street
When a man lets his whiskers grow
after marriage his wife suspects that
he doesn't love her any more.
The reason egotists are the most
cheerful people in the world is that they
are so well satisfied with themselves.
Nearly every grandmother believes a
trained nurse is overestimated.
There isn't as much going on as the
boy who has to stay on the farm im
agines he is missing.
Those engaged in scattering sunshine
should remember that no bore can ac
complish that' end.
Neither can a girl prove she is an
aristocrat by being too proud to carry
package; in the streets
Lots of people manage to conceal the
fact they have money until the bargain
counter is reached.
Herald, the-jesult of the national election
they have erected a Frankenstein. Wil-
. ,. . .. . . it
not listen so sympathetically to the I
- . . ,.rA z. -T '
a situation soon to arise, like that which
There is no insurance covering the ac.
cident of birth.
Luck is a toss jip with the dice of
Contentment is a Jewel that shines in
The last thing in the world a man ex
pects to do is to die.
Even a quarantine notice won't keep
the wolf from the door.
Many a fellow has avoided straight
ened circumstances by being crooked
Many a man who gets in on the
ground floor never rises any higher.
Love may laugh at locksmiths, but
Cupid can't possibly laugh in his sleeve.
Tou can always save a lot of time
by letting the other fellow have. th
i last word.
Sillicus "That woman talks inces
santly." Cynicus "Oh. that is simply
to disguise the fact that she has noth
ing to say "
Two newsies had this conversation at
Ninth and Chestnut streets, yesterday
afternoon. "Do you know what I fink
o' youser "No. but if it's what I think
youse t'thk. I dare-youse to say if
Dressing old jokes in new clothes
sedom Improves them
People in good health ought not to
complain about anything
Nor is a perfectly square deal likely
to be satisfactory tc all concerned.
A common human trait Is a contin-
l ual search for just a little the best of it
cast exactly the same. The change should be a wholesome change. The victorious
party is made up of many elements. With much of its national program we can have
little' sympathy. But there is great power for good in the new alignment, and
there is no such rawer for harm as was possessed by the Bryan party in past
J years. There will be no such tampenng
I experimentation with the beating heart
surgery, as was threatened in past years. There is a different man to deal with,
a different party to deal with. The country may suffer from the shock of change,
but it will be in no danger of dissolution. The vaccination may "take" painfully,
but it may be efficacious to prevent serious or disfiguring illness.
While the old Republican party is no more, there will be a new party to take
its place chastened, purified, vigorous, powerful. The party which in 16 years has
never polled less than 7,000,000 popular votes is not going to curl up and die right
away this week. But it cai, and will, cast off the old shell and take a fresh start;
The country needs such a party as the Republican party used to be. The country
i needs a progressive, adaptable, efficient,
well as a powerful, efficient, active party of initiative and criticism. The Repub
lican party lived and grew and held its power because it did not underestimate the
initiative power of the elements of opposition, but rather showed a marvelous
power of turning all good things to national account Whenever the Democrats
thought up something right and worthy, the Republicans, in power, took up the
suggested program of progress and made it effective. Often in the national history,
Democrats have suggested and promoted great progressive measures, only to be
outvoted by Democrats, only to have their ideas flouted and assailed and crushed
by Democrats, and only to find that Republicans stood ready to make effective the
right ideas even of their political opponents. It was a great Democrat, Newlands,
who had most to do with formulating the national policy of arid land reclamation;
the Texas delegation in both houses of congress voted sojidly against it, as did
most other southern senators and congressmen, and many other Democrats; but
Republicans from the east, and a Republican president, joined with the western
men of both parties to put that great, wise, and progressive law upon the statute
books. So it has often been with national matters of prime importance: though
the Democratic party fought a whole campaign on the unpatriotic trumped-up
program known as "anti-imperiah'sm," it was only by the votes of Democrats that
the treaty with Spain could have been ratified, and it is very largely through
Democrats appointed by Republican presidents that the Philippine islands have
been so wisely, efficiently, and economically administered. Democrats (forgetting
their historic principles) bitterly fought sound money, but without Democratic
votes sound money could not have been assured so successfully or so promptly.
In all great national matters, real leaders of all parties necessarily must work
together, in concert, just compromise, harmony, wise patriotism, and a national
spirit Unless the Democratic party, under Wilson and Bryan, shall now display
much the same facility the Republican party has heretofore shown, of adapting
itself to changing circumstances, and acting upon all good and right and progressive
proposals no matter what the source, it cannot retain its present dominance.
One thing is certain: the Republican party, now in the minority, will not be
a mere party of obstruction and of destructive criticism. Republicans in congress,
and in the executive and judicial departments, will be found not to have laid aside
their truly nationalist principles, but to have retained the spirit of constructive
endeavor in all proved lines of national upbuilding. President Wilson will not
have the Republicans to fight, when he desiresJ;o carry through some right and
truly progressive policy over the captious or selfish opposition of some who call
themselves Democrats and fellow partisans of his. Whether there be a change of
party names or not, in our generation, the new alignment is already in process;
and if Woodrow Wilson be the man we have been led to believe he is, judging by
his written record of 25 years and not at all by his rather unworthy mental atti
tude during the stress of campaigning, he will find his strongest support often
times among those who, in defeat, hear bo bitterness, but only good will to all
men of good will.
The greatest blearing tbat could come to the country as a result of this up
turning, would be the total and final disappearance of the names Republican and
Democratic from the political dictionary, and the springing up of two powerful
new parties aivi&ea aiong logical lines or auienng national policy, instead of
a-i. .. . , .,,.. . ,.
uPn hereditary distrust, ancient grudges, and traditional disputes over non
The country is well satisfied with
Woodrow Wilson will prove big enough to
no mere accident of circumstance.
Abe Martin recently asked "what has become of the old-fashioned newspaper
that used to print roosters on the front page when its candidates were elected?"
I I HE, sty m dark, the rain is streaming, the breezes make desDairinir moans.
i J and by the window I sit dreaming
I hard to write my silly verses on
iuiuh. oi snrouas ana nearses ana sextons snoveiing the day. My grandma says:
'Don't sit repining! Don't think about the grisly dead! 'Behind the clouds the
sun is shining,' as Milton or some fellow said." That's just the way it always
chances when I in comfort mourn and brood; some optimist around me prances
and springs a sunshine platitude. Your optimist goes 'round demanding that smiles
be long and sighs be brief; it's past some people's understanding that there's a
wholesome joy in grief. I'm happiest when I'm saddest, I'm at my best when
feeling punk, and 1 exult when storms are maddest, the elements upon a drunk.
The sunshine grows so stale and weary when it's delivered weeks on end! How
comforting the heavns dreary that like a pall above us bend! So let me sit here
by the casement, and groan in peace and weep and sigh, and watch the waters flood
the basement, and see the funerals go by I
After the Explosion
By Eileen Rlnerr.
VERYTHING has been told about
this catastrophe, the ugly hulk
of the ship in the roadstead, the
transportation of the victims, the cries
,in the hospital, the mothers who
fainted, the blood and the distress.
I have seen nothing of all this, but
I have seen the catastrophe bring
darkness to a mother's heart, and this
pain which I saw with my own eyes
in a little country station, was per
haps more terrible than any accumu
lation of horrors.
The explosion took place at 6 oclock
in the morning. I had come to Toulon
at seven from Marseilles and only had
" pass mrougn tne city to get a
train on the Southern railroad, which
runs along the coast from Toulon to
St Raphael. I shall not waste any
lime aescrtoing tne appearance of the
city, the groups of people, the ques
tions, the exclamations.
The train, at the fixed time, gave
a hoarse shriek peculiar to the engines
of the railroads in southern France
and we rode through beautiful fields
planted with grains, gardens of palms
and eucalyptus, hillsides covered with
dark green pines. It was a perfect
day in September and everything
breathed beauty and happiness. Was
it known in these peaceful fields that
there was a squadron on the roads at
Toulon and that a battleship had been
disemboweled, torn asunder and gone
down Into the depths of sea carrying
with it hundreds of young men'
Yes it was known, and alas, I found
it out quickly. At the first station the
platform was covered with people
waiting for news. They heard the ex
plosion in the morning, but news had
been'so confused, so contradictory that
ltwaanotknown exactly what had hap
pened neither the number of ictims
nor their names, nor even the battle
ship that had exploded That was
why they were anxiously waiting for
among them there were people 'who
hnd sons, fathers, or brothers on board
the squadron Imagine this crowd of
anxious people, their questions, and
the replies of the passengers who
came from Toulon Everybodj spoke
in hushed whispers as in a chamber of
death, some of them talking In the
dialect of Pro ence
'How many are dead"" asked an old
peasant woman of a man who was
leaning out of the window of his com
partment 'How can I tell I do not
know. Two hundred, three, four, fiv e
".... , ,. .. . .
wth the power and light wires no such
of a sick nation laid bare for desperate
powerful, united party of performance, as
its work on Tuesday, and hopes that
be a true servant of his fellowmen, and
A Cloudy Day By Walt Masoa
and pondering on dead men's bones. It's
such a dark and gloomy day; I'd rather
The Herald's Daily
"Peacaire," sobbed the woman and
threw up her hands in despair.
The same scenes were repeated at
all the stations.
At one of the last stops I saw peo
ple crowding around a frenzied wom
an whom they tried to hold back.
She was a woman of about 58, rather
stout but still handsome, with heavy
black hair coiled around her fore
head. "Let go!" she cried. "I want to
know. I want to know."
Somebody standing outside the door
said: "Poor woman, she has a husband
who is a quartermaster and a son who
is a sailor on board the squadron."
"Her husband is on board the
'Justice, " said another, "and they say
it was the 'Justice' that was blown
It was in fact a false rumor which
had been spread in the morning.
"Yes," said somebody, "and her son
is on the "Liberte." "
I was horror stricken. My heart
stopped. I wanted to cry to the con
ductor. "Let us get away quickly,
don't let her find out."
"My husband," she cried. "1 would
rather know. Is It true that the Jus
tice' has been blown up?"
A kindhearted passenger who
wanted to tell her good sews: "Calm
yourself, it was not the 'Justice but
the 'Liberie' which met with disaster,"
Tf I had witnessed the awful sight
of the exploding vessel with its hun
dreds of young men, the sight could
not, have been more horrible than the
cry of this mother. If they bad told
her it was the "Justice" and that her
husband had been killed I believe she
would have burst out sobbing, but it
was her boy that had been swallowed
She stood motionless for a moment
like a soldier who has received a mor
tal wound and then fell back into the
arms of the other women I could
bear the sight no longer. I hid my
self in the farthest corner of my com
partment The train started and rolled j
iiig me ueauuiui country.
I got out at Foux to change cars for
Saint Trcpez and among my friends
I shook off the horrible memory, but
when night came I heard again this
cr, saw thj pitiful face, and shud
dered. Even now, many months after,
it comes to me in my dreams the
hi ait breaking sight of a stricken
ELECTION RETURN CROWDS BREAK RECORDS
Fully Two-Thirds of the People of the Country Heard News From the
Election Last Night First Election Under Completed Flag.
' By FREDERIC J. HASK3N.
ASH1NGTON, D. C, Nov.
Perhaps never in the history
of the world were so many
people bent upon hearing, as soon as
possible, the outcome of a great political
battle as last night More than 42.
000,000 people live in the cities and
towns of the country having a popula
tion of 2500 and upward. Add to these
the millions livlhe in towns iu) viliaros
where there are telegraph offices, andl
it win oe seen mat more than half of
the population of the country is within
the zone of telegraphic news of the
election, and a census of election night
might show that two-thirds of the
homes within this zone were represent
ed by someone -who stood before a bul
letin ooara, sat In a theater, or spent
the evening at his club watching the
returns come In.
Add to these the millions of rural
telephones which are used to call up
the nearest newspaper offices, and it
is probable that more than two-thirds
or an tne people of the country learned
something of how the election went
before going to sleep last night. Even
In the little towns of four and five
hundred population the moving picture
theater was able to capitalize upon the
universal interest in the result by get
ting the bulletins and throwing them
on their screens.
A Record for Candidates.
It is certain that never before in the
history of the- country were there so
many candidates directly interested in
the returns. It takes fingers on both
hands to count the candidates for
president and vice president, and in
the majority of states each ticket had
its electors. Supposing there were an
average of six tickets in the field In
each of the states, that would repre
sent 3,1S electors on the presidential
tickets. Then, suppose there is an av
erage of three candidates for congress
in each congressional district, that
would represent a total of 1,300 men1
with ambitions to go to the bouse of
representatives. Then there are 33
states which elect governors and other
state officials, members of the legisla
There are thousands of counties
which select their local officers; thou
sands of school and road districts
which choose school and road officials,
magistrates, supervisors and the Hlr-
and thousands of cities and towns
which join in the general official
choosing program of the 'Tuesday after
the first Monday of every quadrennial
year. Someone has figured that more
than a million Jobs are filled as a di
rect or indirect result of the elections
of the presidential year. When it is
considered that this is only one place
to every 90 people, it is probable that
the figures are conservative.
The Democrats felt that they were
entitled to some enthusiastic specula
tion last night No Democrat under 41
years of age has had the privilege of
seeing his candidate win since he be
came a voter in presidential elections,
and more than 40,000,000 of the coun
try's population cannot remember the
day when the returns showed a Demo
cratic presidential victory. Of the
nearly 23,000,000 men in the United
States of voting age, only 11,000,000
were old enough to vote when the
Democrats last secured the country's
verdict, if we except the congressional -election
of two years asm. In the 2
years that have elapsed since Cleve- L
lanu s second election, there have been
ten presidential and eonerressional elec
tions, and in all. before the congres
sional election or 1910, it was the Res
publicans who could cheer the returns.
Yesterday's election was the first
held under a completed flag. Since
the last tune the country passed its
Judgment upon the account of steward
ship rendered by the party in power,
Arizona and New Mexico have come
into the Union, bringing with them six
electoral votes. There have been three
elections in the history of the country
in which those six votes could have
determined the election. They might
have given Jefferson the election over
Adams. In the first Jefferson election
they could have thrown the presidency
to Burr, and in 1876 Hayes might have
been prevented from winning even by
the aid of an electoral commission.
Task of Counting Dallets.
The rapidity and accuracy with
which 16,000,000 votes are counted in
a presidential year is not the least re
markable feature of the "Section of a
president. With ballots in some states
so large that they look more fit for a
billboard than for a ballot box, a com
parison of the unofficial with the of
ficial returns always shov3 a surpris
ingly small margin of error and re
markable care in conducting the count
From many thousands of precincts in
the rural districts the returns come in
over the telephone to the county seat,
and yet with everybody keyed to the
pitch of the evening, there are com
paratively few mistakes.
The returns last night were the most
elaborate in the history of the country.
Every telegraph and telephone com
pany throughout the United States lent
itself to the early announcement of the
result and every newspaper and press
association did its part Of course, Nw
York led off with an election night
crowd. It always does. A reporter,
despairing of success in an attempt to
portray the amount of noise made by
the New York election crowds, in des
peration wrote: "If 400 lunatic asy
lums had turned loose their entire list
of inmates, and the biggest band of
Apaches and Comanche Indians that
ever gathered had been commissioned
to help them make wierd and uncanny
noises, it still would have been but
the soft sigh of a lovesick maiden as
compared with the noise that started
below Newspaper row and swept up
town and across the Harlem."
West Has Advantage.
The clock and the sun give the west
the advantage of the east in the matter
of election returns. The voters of the
Pacific coast can usually know how the
Atlantic states have gone almost byj
Mu. mc ouiiovk-xcuia ifuiu vuung.
California cannot begin its count until
several hours after New York has
The voting machine is gradually ex
tending its field, and It Is predicted by
many that it will not be more than
a decade until it will take the place
of the ballot throughout the country.
As it works like an adding machine
and gives its totals as soon as the last
vote is cast, it will enable the country
to know how the election goes almost
as soon as the last vote is cast In
some places the voter Is given the
choice of voting by machine or by bal
lot But where the two have been tried
the -voting machine has proved the fa
vorite. Early Day Elections..
In the early days of the republic
there were no big November elections
such as we know today. In the begin
ning only a few states allowed the
people to have any choice of the elect
ors at all most of them allowing the
legislature to choose the electors. And
they had as many different times for
choosin electors as they now have for
selecting United States senators. Each
state could select its electors at any
time before the electoral colleges were
scheduled to meet It was not until
lS& that the people had a direct oice
in the choosing of electors in all of
the states except South Carolina, and
South Carolina did not give Us citi
zens that right until it came back into
the Union after the civil war In the
early days first one state and then an
other would choose its electors, and it
would be manj weeks before the full
number was chosen. Pennso lvania
could know how New York voted before
it began to vote.
Not until 1848 did all the states make
their choice of electors on the same
day. Before that some of them would
vote in the latter weeks of October
and others of varying days up to the
last of November. Therefore, election
returns as we know taem. were impos
sible until 64 years ago. There are
nearly a million native born Americans
living today who were old enough to
vote when the present general election
was an unknown institution. Congress
passed a law in 1845 providing that the
electors should be chosen in all the
states on the same day, and fixing that
day as the Tuesday after the first
Monday of November.
That accounts for tne fact that the
first election bulletins were given out
in 1848, and it was the New Orleans
Picayune which started the idea. Gen.
Zachary Taylor was a Louisianian. and !
the people there wanted to know how j
things were going. Hence the inno
vation. Flashlights Indleate Remit. j
Special efforts were made last night l
to reach everybody with the election '
returns In some cities giant flash- i
lights throwing swinging beams to the ,
-west told thousands who could not go
down town that the returns were fa
voring the Democrats, to the north to
tell of a Progressive drift, and to the
east to tell of the Republican drift.
Finally, pointing directly and steadily
to the south, they proclaimed to the
stay-at-homes the election of Woodrow
Wilson as president for a four-year
Every ship equipped with wireless
tried to keep in touch with, the situa
tion, and down at Panama the thou
sands of sAmertcans who are putting the
finishing touches to the canal waited
breathlessly to see whether it would
be William Howard Taft, Woodrow,
Wilson, or Theodore Roosevelt wno
would officiate at the greatest dedica
tory celebration since Solomon com
pleted his temple.
RAISE FOR POLICE
AFTER FIRST YEAR
After Seeefld Year ef Servlee Another
Raise In Salary Is to Be Given
Kl Paoe PeHcemeR.
In line with the recommendation made
by police chief I N. Davis, policemen
who serve in the police department
after the first year, are to receive a
raise, and after two years is service
a further raise, which is to be the
maximum. The amount -was not speci
'fied in the recommendation of the
chief to mayor C E. Kelly.
The proposition of increasing the
salaries in- the police department is in
accordance with the recommendation
to that effect which was contained in
the mayor's message delivered to the
city council some time ago. The mayor j
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in April, and enough money was on
hand, the recommendation of the po
lice chief would be carried out.
Among other suggestions made by
the nolice chief was the instalation of
the Bertillon system of identification
for the purpose of assisting the depart
ment in identifying criminals from
other parts of the .country, who it was
stated flocked to El Paso because it
was a convenient place to jump into
Mexico when too closely pursued.
The different city departments are
now preparing their respective reports
and those wHl be delivered to the mayor
TRADES MESA RANCH
FOR JACK CO. ONE
Rev. J. H. HsTrell Is Appelated Faster
ef Methodist Churches at Ys-
leta aad Cllar. Texas.
Ysleta. Texas. Nov. . X. B. Martin
has traded his mesa ranch, comprising
6000 acres, for a ranch in Jack county,
comprising 113 acres. Mr. Martin will
use his newly acquired ranch for stock
raising The ranch is within 50 miles
of Fort Worth.
Rev. J. H. Howell has been appointed
by the El Paso Methodist conference to
succeed Dr. H, P. Bond as minister of
the Methodist church here and at Clint.
Company D of the 18th infantry, after
having been on patrol duty two months
at this station, has returned to Fort
Bliss, and company G of the 22d In
fantry is stationed here. The officers
of G company are Capt H. A. Hanigan
and Lieut. R. C. Holliday. .
Capt. A. P. Watts and Lieut. G. R. Cook
are at the 18th infantry camp at Fort
Bliss. Mrs. Watts has taken apart
ments in S Paso and Arthur Watts, Jr.,
is located at the El Paso Military insti
tute. Lieut Holland of the medical
corps is with the ISth Infantry at Fort
Bliss, and Mrs. Holland is at the Coun
Joseph Luewenstein. J. J. Smith, G.
S. Spencer and Dr. E. S. White have re
turned from the Chivas mountains,
where they have been hunting for two
THE DAY AFTER by george fitch,
ELECTION AhAot "At G oh ""
F all the days that are different
the day after election is the dif
ference between the day before election
and the day after as there is between
electricity and rain water, pandemonium
and tombstones, or between a man who
is chasing a train and the same man
after he has inserted himself into the
bosom of a plush seat in the parlor car.
The day before election is stuffed
with enthusiasm, suspense, kindly cour
tesy, hectic indignation, anxious friend
liness, hissing scorn and wild, patriotic
activity. The day after election is a
flat, gray day composed of despair, in
dignation, indifference, and exhaustion
in equal parts.
On the day before election a phono
graph with a dull needle could draw a
crowd anywhere by making a political
speech. On the day after election
Demosthenes on the tariff wouldn't draw
four people a ay from a patent medicine
On the day before election any loyal
party man would stop four hours on his
way home to supper to let a little light
into the dusty garret of a member of an
other party. On the day after election
he wouldn't go across the street to con
vert a whole ward.
Thp day after election is full of vain
regrets, wild sorrow, indignant recrimin
ation and wisdom delayed in transmis
sion. It is also full of solemn, exalted
joy. breathless triumph and magnificent
v indication. It is full, in fact ot every-
thing but politico. It is about the only ,
iV" r:earlu 1S e" J fPB! fr.m I
poht.es. It is the one vacation day
the year lor politicians Those who I
hae saved their country take a brief
A kicker alios wants somethin' t' boot
If s worth all it costs t' keep peace ia th'
The handbag that the lady wore
"Was wide and deep immense.
And in said bag that lady bors
One spool of thread.
Eight perfectly good buttons,
Three ear tickets.
One recipe for sponge cake.
One manicure set.
Two yards of ribbon,
One powder puff.
One chamois akin.
Three headache powder
One flock of keys.
One package of chewing gum.
Two postage stamps.
And seven cents.
I J Years Ag To
Hf From se BeraM Of J-
The Santa Fe has delivered 12 car
loads of coal to the Mexican Central
auiuhs iuc arrivals on toe x: ec f.
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'""J were consul nanes w- a.m
drick and bride.
Supt. Hartman. of the Mexican Cen
tral, returned in his private car from
the south this morning.
George E. Truman, ex-Rough Riuer
and deputy sheriff ot Pinal counts has
just returned to Florence.
The E. P. A X. E. has sent a special
car to Chicago to bring a party of rail
404 magnate ts tni, portion of taa
The serenade in the little plaza t
Juarez by the 15th regiment band drew
a large crowd, notwithstanding the
Rev. W. 0.-Millican. pastor of the
First Baptist church, preached this
morning on the text "Thin Is My
A small crowd -witnessed the races
at Washington park this afternoon.
Fine races -were run and the spectators
Miss Tim ma Bernham, formerly ot
this city, has been appointed post
master at Ysleta.
Irrigation and irrigation alone, sa9
the Las Cruces Democrat, is the only
salvation that the termer of the Eia
Grande valley have.
Royal Welch, of Oakland, Ohio, ar-
rived this morning on the Santa Fe.
and will make an extended visit to his
brother. E. B. Welch
Attorney J. H. Coons returned this
morning from New Mexico, where ha
has been for some time in the past.
He will spend the winter in El Paso.
At a congregational meeting held this
morning at the Presbyterian church, tho
following church officers were elected:
Elders. A. G. Foster, Dr J. A. Raw
lings; trustees. W. H. Burges, A. M,
Loomis, J. J. Long well; finance com
mittee. Walter Shelton, A. G. Foster
and George W. Davis.
TO GO ftUAD, HTJKTING.
George Rutledge, one of the crack
shots of the El Paso Gun club, is plan
ning to leave in a few days on a quail
expedition in eastern Texas. Mr.
RuUedge will shoot with his brother,
of San Antonio.
rest and tell it to go- to thunder, white
thoee who have been run over by their
country while trying to save H spend a
few moody hours awaiting its awful fate
with entire indifference.
The day after election is also distin
guished by the number of friendships
which meet a sudden and terrible fate.
On the day before election the love of a.
Cxrrv ok soiTf
"Demosthenes on the tariff wonldat draw
candidate for his fellow man ia so great
that he will run a mile to help a total
stranger into his overcoat. But on the.
day after election ex-candidates do not
average over two friends apiece and thev
! Are ianiisn-ia rtf 1iowa On., fit tllA mn..t
dl3astrou8 forms ot procrast.n ition is to
Put off ak.nS a tvor of a candat
mUl dav after eeetiom.
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