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AND YUMA WEEKLY EXAMINER
A Live, Republican Weekly With All the News All The Time. " ' : '
PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN IN POLICIES.
Money Is Not Air Asserts Perkins
THE ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS
EPIDEMIC 15 UNCHECKED
J. H. STEPHENS TELLS OF THE FIGHT NOW BEING WAGED IN
LOS ANGELES AGAINST THIS DREADED DISEASE STATISTICS
GIVEN OF-THE RECOVERIES MADE REVEAL A PITIABLE CONDI" J
TION NEARLY NINETY PER CENT ARE CRIPPLED FOR LIFE,
Los Angeles and neighboring cities,
according to the statement made by
a citizen who returned yesterday, are
combatting an epidemic of infantile
paralysis that has proved fatal in a
few weeks to over forty children, and
with 200 in quarantine suffering with
the same affliction.
On the streets, in the big hotels,
as well an on the trains coming or
going, the disease is engrossing pub
lic attention more than any question
that has risen in many years. So
aroused are the people over the
sudden introduction of this fatal
malady that all theatres and other
houses of amusement have been closer
to children of fifteen years of age or
under. A detention hospital has been
established and over two hundred lit
tle sufferers are isolated from their
fathers and mothers. Official reports
give the number of fatalities at forty,
and the disease is baffling all medical
The child of about five years of age
" is the most likely to contract the dis
UTICA, N. Y., Aug. 21. The mem
bers of the Republican Notification
committee arrived here today headed
by Senator Sutherland of Utah, who
made the speech notifying Vice Pres-
James 8. Sherman.
dent Sherman of his re-nomination.
In replying to the Utah Senator,
the vice president said that if re-elected
he would to his utmost, assist in
carrying out the platform of the Re
Carlos Gayon and Fernando de Fer
era, of Mexico City, are here for a
few days. They made a visit to La
VOL. XLII. No. 41.
ease, and among this class are the fa
talities greatest. In some instances
adults have been stricken and died:
Statistics given of the recoveries made
reveal the pitiable situation that from
-eighty-five to ninety per cent are crip
pled for life in one manner or an
other. In this respect, Mr. Stephens,
states, he personally was conversant
with a sad case, when a little girl ac
quaintance was visited, her entire face
being paralysis and she had not the
slightest control over the use of an.
organs thereof. In another instance
a boy of but a .few1 years of age had
his right arm hanging useless, and in
many other instances similar condi
tions were reported. As sure as a
child recovers, just so sure is it mark
ed for life.
That the disease is contagious ha
been proven in many instances, and
from the little ones three adults in a
department store were stricken and
passed away. Many families are now
leaving the city, and every train car
ries mothers with their precious little
INSTRUCT LOCAL IN
An order has come to the Yuma
heatlh officers from the State Board
j of Health to "stop all children under
15 years of age from attending picture
shows and other public gatherings."
This is a precautionary measure de
signed to guard against the spread
, of infantile paralysis now reported on
As the telegram from the state
' health official is insistent regarding
"all public gatherings," it would seem
that Sunday Schools would come un
der the order and make it mandatory
on the part of the city and county
health officers to prevent the entrance
to church buildings of all children un
der 15 years of age.
In the telegrams from the state
health officer that official also order-j
ed that all children that had been ex-j
posed to infantile paralysis cases be I
quarantined 15 days. j
COPY WASJOO G009
Congress decided that the ad writers
whose business it was to induce enlist
ments in the navy, had gotten into the
habit of writing too alluring copy, and
that as a result there were too many
desertions. Therefore, the navy depart
ment has been without an appropria
tion this year for a copy writer for
Navy advertisements, and if the signs
on the bill boards inviting young men
ito enlist in the navy are not as at
tractive as usual, it will be because
the work has been turned over to
1 novices, who are more familiar with
J scuttling ships and shooting up for
Jeign parts than writing copy.
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY AUGUST 22, 1912.
GEO. W. PERKINS TELLS WHY
HE JOINED PROGRESSIVE PARTY
HE HAS STUDIED THE UNREST OF THE PEOPLE AND HAS JOINED
THE CAUSE OF THE PROGRESSIVES THE SPIRIT OF UNREST IS
GENERAL IT IS AN ISSUE THAT WE CANNOT DOGDE IT HAS
TO BE MET SOON OR THE DANGER LINE WILL BE REACHED.
NEW YORK, Aug. 20. In an author- Adolph Ochs to Marconi. The guests
ized interview with Frederick Boyd of that banquet were told they could
Stevenson, in the.. Brooklyn Eagle to-end wireless messages to London if
day, George W. Perkins tells why hefthey desired. Some of the guests did
he has allied himself with the Progres
sive party, and explains at length his
attitude toward the republicans.
In the preface tofhis talk Mr. Per
" 'Why does Perkins do it?' This
is the question that many of my good
friends are asking. I can answer it
in a few words: Money is not all in
my life. I might have gone on add1"
ing more millions to my. possessions,
but .what would those additional mil
lions avail me? I have enough to
provide for my family and myself.
I can wear only one suit of clothes
at a time: I can eat only one meal at
a time; I can live in only one house
at a time, and when I die I cannui
take one dollar with me.
"These were the thoughts which
came to me as I approached the thir
tieth year of my life: Will the mere
accumulation of wealth bring an hon
orable heritage to my only son? Is
there not. something more than mon
ey which I can leave to him; is ther
not something more than incentive to
make money which I canx leave to him?
This is the answer to the query of my
The article continues:
Sought Reason for Unrest
"George W. Perkins began several
years ago to seek for the reason for
the spirit of unrest among the peo
ple, especially as it applied to the big
business interests of the country,
which have become known under the
expressive name of 'the trusts.'
"He studied the causes and then he
sought the remedy."
"Is that remedy Roosevelt?"
"Not necessarily Roosevelt," he said,
"but first of all a man who sees the
remedy and can apply it. I think Mi.
Roosevelt is equipped for that duty.
But of chief importance is a party with
a motive; a party with light that can
be kept in beaten paths. The Republi
can party and the Democratic party
are in the ox-team period. We are to
day in the period of electricity. Not
long ago I sat at a banquet given by
BELIEVE TAFT PLIS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. President
Taft, following the adjournment of
Congress, will send American troops
across the Mexican border and put
an end to the disturbances there. This
opinion was expressed by several of
the Democratic Senators after they
had called at the White House today
and discussed the Mexican situation
with the President.
They pointed out that once Congress
had adjourned the President will have
the right to intervene on his own in
itiative. He is certain that such a
move would greatly enhance his chan
ces for re-election.
so, and received their replies while we
still sat at the tables.
"How long did it take Columbus to
come to this continent? Do you folks
know? Do you think that the methods
of business in Columbus' day should
be the methods of business in our
"An important issue of this cam
paign," said he, as he squared himself
before me, "is big business and the
issue is caused by big business. The
spirit of unrest is general. It is an
issue which we cannot dodge. It has
been dodged too long. It must soon
be met or reach the danger line."
"And do you believe there is a dan
ger of socialism?"
"And there is a preventive?"
"There is, and that preventive is for
a great political party to assuage this
feeling of unrest by remedial meas
ures. This has not been done and can.
not be done by the old-line politicians
and the old-line parties.
"The men of the big interests them
selves must aid in this new adjust
ment of their affairs and I believe
that many of them are now willing
and anxious to give this aid. Raising
a hue and cry and going at the trusts
with an ax will not cure the evils
that are in the trusts."
"But there must be control?"
"Yes, there must be control, but
this control can only be maintained
on sane principles."
In reply to further questions he
"In spite of what has been ap
parently almost an insanely persist
ent idea to refuse to understand or
recognize hisreal purpose, the fact
remains that Mr. Roosevelt, from the
time he was governor of New York
to the present day, has repeatedly pro
claimed his belief that modern indust
rial conditions are such that combina
tion is not only necessary but inevita
ble; that corporations have come to
stay and that if properly managed they
are the source of good and not evil."
THATCHER, Ariz., Aug. 20. The
Arizona Commission of Agriculture
and Horticulture, composed of Prof.
R. H. Forbes, Director of the Experi
mental Station, W. K. Bowen of Mesa
City, orange grower, and Andrew Kim
ball of Thatcher, will hold their first
board meeting under the new law and
new state on August 21 at this place.
On the same date there will be held
in the Academy building in Thatcher,
an Agriculture Convention, 10 a. m.,
and 2 p. m.
The Examiner Office for Job Work
of Neatness and Quality.
TAFT MANAGERS NOW PLANNING
MANAGERS ARE OPENLY, BRAZENLY TELLING OF THE ELECTION
TRICK IN THE FACTION'S ORGAN THEY INTEND TO DEPRIVE THE
VOTERS OF THEIR RIGHTS OF EXPRESSION IF POSSIBLE, ON THE
GROUND THAT THE BENEFIT WILL GO TO THE CREDIT OF TAFT.
CHICAGO, Aug. 20. An attempt
as brazen as that in Kansas to de
prive the voters of their right to se
lect their own candidates is being
planned by the Taft managers in Illi
nois and they are declaring openly
and gleefully through their organ here,
that if it works, "it will deprive the
Progressives of not less than ten per
cent of their strength." This is the
underlying motive in the entire Taft
campaign deprive the voters of their
rights of expression, If" possible, on
the ground that the benefit will go to,
the credit of President Taft and the
The scheme as contemplated in
Illionis is to take refuge behind a
provision of the state election law
which makes it necessary for a party
to cast 20 per cent of the total state
vote before being entitled to a circle
on the ballot. Attorney General Stead
will be asked to give a decision on
the matter, but as the Taft managers
are pretty well in control of 'the 'or
ganization, it is probable that this
method of criminally depriving the
voters of a fair chance to vote as they
wish will be adopted.
Are Shouting In' Glee
If the Progressive party is not
entitled to a circle on the head of
the ticket, after getting on by petition
it will be necessary for each voter
who wants to vote the Progressive
ticket to make the squares in front of"
the names of each of the party''
twenty-nine presidential electors, as
well as the state nom.'nees for whoi
they wish to vote.
The principle of suffrage is tnat
voters have the right to make their
selection from certain party candidates
Despite this fact, the Taft managers
are making no bones of the fact that
they expect to utilize this trick to in
WILL CARRY NEW YORK
CHICAGO, Ills., Aug. 20 Medill
McCormick returned to Progressive
party headquarters here from New
York today, and said Colonel Roose
velt would carry New York because
of the feeling among upstate Demo
crats against men active in Mr. Wil
son's behalf and antipathy of upstate
republicans to President Taft.
Mr. McCormick said the Progressive
executive committee, which will direct
the campaign, practically had been
decided upon, but that announcement
of the membership would not be made
for some time. He also said miich
of Colonel Roosevelt's speaking itin
erary had been mapped out, and that
Senator Dixon and leaders in Nev
York were at work on the itinerary for
"There are insistent requests for
Colonel Roosevelt in the west," said
the Illinois Progressive loader. "Citirs
and towns of compartively small pop
ulation guarantee crowds from 20,000
to 50,000 if the Colonel will agree to
ARIZONA SENTINEL, FOUNDED 1872.
jure the Progressive movement in Illi
nois and instead of whispering it in
dark corners, as might be expected
of persons who were planning a theft,
they are shouting their glee over the
probability of the trick aiding their
Speaking of the scheme, the Inter
Ocean, the organ of the Lorimer or
ganization in Chicago, says:
"If the circle is kept off the Pro
gressive column it is believed it will
put a critrip in the 'Moosevelt' chances
in Illinois. It will rob Roosevelt of
one-tenth of his strength in the state,
it is said, and deliver a body blow to
third party prospects in this state.
Studied Among Leaders
"The plan is only in its infancy as
yet, but the more it was studied
among the leaders today the better
it looked to them, and they were eng
thusiastic over it. It presented a
simple solution of one of the greatest
problems that the members of the
gathering expected to have placed be
fore them how to minimize the third
Such effrontery is in keeping with
the whole "regular" campaign. Hav
ing stolen the nomination for their
candidate at the convention her,
when the people had unmistakably
pronounced their verdict against that
candidate, they now find it necessary
:o carry their stealing clear onip to
election day in the hope that by il
legally depriving voters who want to
support any other candidate of then
suffrage they can squeak by with the
It matters little to them that what
they are trying to do is to steal the
election what they want to do is to
win, and if impossible to win fairly
and they have discovered that it is
impossible they propose doing it un
fairly. Miss Sarah Lopez, bookkeeper at
MISS SARAH LOPEZ
Sanguinetti's is acting cashier during
the absence of Miss Lilah Balsz, who
is visiting at Prescott.