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THREE NEWSPAPERS THAT LEAD
THE ARIZONA WEEKLY SENTINEL
Published Every Thursday for Over Forty Years Without Missing An lbstie
Entered in the Post Office in Yuma, Arizona as Second Class Mail Matter
Price, $2.00 Per Year Two Subscriptions, $3.00
Pioneer Newspaper of Northeastern Imperial County, California
Entered in the Postoffice at Bard, Imperial County, California, as Second Class
"Frem the Country God Remembered and Man Doesn't Know"
THE YUMA DAILY EXAMINER
"A THINKING PAPER FOR THINKING PEOPLE"
By W. Harold Shorey
Published Daily, Except Sunday
Entered in the Postoffice in Yuma, Arizona, as Second Class Mail Matter
Price, $6.00 Per Year
THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY fiOW
ON A SOLID FOUNDATION
The returns of the election, though
incomplete and suhject to official re
visions which may make many import
ant changes, prove one thing with
absolute conclusiveness that the Pro
gressive party, in thirty-five states, is
now either the first or second party,
while the organization which sup
ported Mr. Taft at the polls is rele
gated to the third position.
What is the practical meaning of
this fact? Simply that the Progres
sive party has now put down a solid
foundation upon which it can build,
securely and triumphantly, for the fu
ture. It means a solid, legalized ex
istence, and a leading, fighting chance
for the party in the future.
If the Progressive party had such
a legalized existence in the late cam
paign, it would have polled last Tues
day a vote which would have vastly
exceeded the vote that it did cast
though this vote, founded upon a great
ideal, a great principle, has astonish
ed the politicians and aroused the eng
The four and one-half million who
cast their vote for Col. Roosevelt,
went to the polls on their own in
itiative on their own inner impulse,
and out of pure enthusiasm for a great
cause. Having accomplished this great
beginning, it now devolves upon the
supporters of Progressive principles
to perfect their organization, to as
semble and put into effective action
their political artillery, and to turn
a solid front to the enemy, with an
intense determination to convert the
moral victory of this election into the
practical victories of the future.
This the Progressives can certainly
do. They have had all the enthusiasm
in this election. What they, want now,
and what they will have, is an ef
fective organization based upon the
practical advantage, the working posi
tion, that they have gained in all these
states of the Union.
The Progressive party is no lor
asking for recognition. It has got it.
It will build on it, and will win. But
the duty of hard, solid, constructive
work devolves on every member of the
party who believes in the principles
he has voted for. New York Evening
THE FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN
The first general engagement of the
strugglo between PROGRESSIVISM
and REACTIONARISM is-ever.
But the FIGHTING has just BE
GUN. The ISSUES upon which the PRO
GRESSIVE PARTY made the fight
this year are FUNDAMENTAL, , they
reach down to the bedrock of POPU
LAR GOVERNMENT. With WILSON
in the White House they will go on
precisely as they would have gone on
if ROOSEVELT had been the victor.
With the returns all in, the PRO
GRESSIVE PARTY is shown to be the
party of OPPOSITION. As a national
organization, the Republican party dis
appears. The pitifully small showing
made by the Taft ticket relegates that
once powerful political organization to
the rear. The FIGHTING on the floor
of Congress will be carried on by the
PROGRESSIVES. The standards in
the battle for the coming four years
will be borne by the PROGRESSIVE
The things for which the PROGRES
SIVE PARTY. contends are as SURE
TO WIN as this nation is to endure.
Indeed the nation will not endure if,
in the long run, the reforms the PRO
GRESSIVES now champion, are not
PROGRESSIVES everywhere may
well take heart from the result of the
first fight in which they have engaged.
The FUTURE of the party is assured.
Its following cannot fail to increase
and its ultimate success may be count
ed as SURE because its CAUSE is
righteous and is founded upon prin
ciples which MUST and WILL prevail.
Manchester (N. H.) Leader.
A POPULAR REVOLUTION
After the overwhelming triumph of
the Democratic ticket the most deci
sive feature of this revolution is the
annihilation of the Republican party.
Its defeat is even greater than that
sustained by the old-line Whigs in the
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presidential election of 1852, when
j Scott, the Whig nominee, carried but
j The old Whig party, be it said, had
never any such hold as the modern
Republican party. That makes the col
! lapse of the latter by contrast the
'more pregnant and surprising. The
' Whigs had hopes to the last The
I Republicans- can have none. But yes
! terday they made bold to stand up
I against the world. Today there is
j none so poor to do them reverence.
With its armor on, instinct with lite,
its lines of battle, its flags and tro
phies yet visible, the G. O. P. sinks as
some great wall of stone and iron be
' fore a tornado into a heap of shapeless
ruin. It will never rise again. Henry
jWatterson in the Louisville-Courier-Journal.
CONSIDERED A CLASSIC
President Taft put over about the
cheeriest, breeziest Thanksgiving Day
' proclamation this year that has hap
pened in quite a while. The document
came out a couple of days after elcc
j tion, and the Capital City people won
dered at first what the president war
so gay about. Finally, it dawned on
them to consider it solely in the lieht
of a literary classic, without reference
to the things which happened on the
TIGHTWADS OR PREVARICATORS?
Dodging the income tax is nothing,
as compared to the operation of the
law providing for the publicity of cam
paign expenses. In the statements
Tiled by candidates for office with the
federal authorities there are scores of
candidates who make oath that they
have not spent a single cent not even
two cents for the postage stamp that
brought their statement to Washing
ton. In a few statements the candi
dates have expended as high as eight
thousand dollars, but there are many
others who have not even bought a
cigar, a soda water, ora ticket to
a church fair. And the inference Is
inevitable that these statements are
made by tightwads or people whose
memories are open to honest ci.-iri-cism.
'SPEAKING OF STEAM ROLLERS
Arrogant special privilege and heed
less, ruthless Bossism learned a lesson
that was worth while to teach.
Stolen nominations will not be priz
ed so much hereafter. It is one thing
to run a steam roller over a lot of
helpless delegates after binding them
to the floor of a Barnes-Penrose-Gug-genheim
convention. It is another
thing to run a steam-roller over anti
Taft presidential electors at the polls
they do not flatten out New York
THE PASSING OF "UNCLE JOE"
i Regardless of estimates regarding
ex-Speaker Cannon, his retirement
from Ccmgress, where he has been for
all but two years since 1S72, will leave
a vacuum. There is not a visitor or
sightseer who comes to Washington
that does not lean over the rail of
j the House gallery to "get a look at
i 'Uncle Joe.' " For some reason he
! has become one of the most interesting
j of all the sights.
DIRECT ELECTION OF SENATORS
Owing to the lateness of- the action
! in Congress regarding the direct elec
tion of Senators, but two states have
been able to ratify the proposed
change in the Constitution these be
ing Massachusetts and Minnesota.
Thirty-four states must approve before
the change becomes effective.
THE SCIENCE OF LISTENING
President-elect Wilson is not letting
the public into his confidence, and has
caused it to be known that, for a time,
he will continue to listen to sug
gestions from all sources. Perhaps,
the whole country is more or less di
vided in opinion as to what ought to
be the course of the party coming
into power, but in the Capital City,
if one is to accurately measure con
flicting views regarding the available
gentlemen who should have the cab
inet portfolios, the ambassadorship
and the thousands of other lesser posi
tions, then indeed must be a listener
of exceptional qualities to be sure that
he has got the right answer. The buz
zing noises of the busy political bees
are so distressingly confusing as to
reduce proper listening to a science.
AN EXTRA SESSION?
Will there be an extra session
This is the season for rabbits in Mary
land, and guesses in Washington, D
C, and the question propounded is
When Mr. Cleveland came to the
White House he deferred an extra ses
sion until the following August. The
Democrats ever afterward declared
that in the delay he made a mistake
and they insist on an extra session
along about March 4. It is a safe
guess to say that the extra session
will be pulled off, because the Demo
crats are anxious to "get at things.'
DESERT INTO GARDEN
The Bard farming exhibit, on First
street, is the real wonder of the Siphon
Celebration. Everyone should see it;
and remember, that the Bard people
have transformed a desert into a gar
den, in two short years.
Parade Prize Winners
Best decorated float, (Fraternal)
Yuma Lodge No. 47G B. P. O. E.
Best decorated float, (Business)
Best decorated float, (Club) Fort
Yuma Indian School.
Best decorated float, (Individual)
Best decorated float, (Automobile)
BOOSTER MARCHING SONG
At the Progressive jollification din
ner at Phoenix, last Wednesday, the
following booster song was introduced
.xnd sung by all the guests to the tune
of "Marching Through Georgia":
Fill another bumper; let's have a
Sing to the Progressives, and help the
All join in together with a chorus loud
While we are marching to victory.
Hurrah! Hurrah! Just tfatch our party
Hurrah! Hurrah! Just watch us make
vVe'll have a great new party, whose
progress won't be slow,
While we are marching to victory.
Arizona's a dandy state state the fin
est placo on earth;
fou bet your bottom dollar we'll boost
for all we're worth.
When the Progressives get in, pros
perity will have no dearth,
While we are marching to victory.
Hurrah! Hurrah! Aren't you glad
Hurrah! Hurrah! They come from fai
While the Bull Moosers join in the
chorus loud and clear;
While we are marching to victory.
Now the thing for us to do is work
with might and main;
See that everybody knows and gets
our message plain
When they understand that we arc
working for the.ir gain,
Then we'll go marching to victory.
Hurrah! Hurrah! We're mighty glad
Hurrah! Hurrah! Progressive is our
With this great, new party plutocracy
And go marching to victory.
Jubilant Democrats now refer, sar
castically to "Armageddon," and the
battle there. Armageddon has not
been located at any particular time oi
place. From time immemorial there
has been an Armageddon and a battle
has been waging there. It shall go on
until the right shall triumph. The bat
tle can not be ended by one election
day, or by many election days. There
can be no set time for the cessation
of hostilities. They will proceed un
til all maters in dispute betwen right
and wrong have been settled and set
St. John the Divine, in his his al
lusion to Armageddon, may have hac
in mind either Megiddo or Esdraelon,
both famous fields where men strug
gled for physical supremacy, now the
right winning and now the wrong. But
in the end the right shall be crownet
DECIDES TO SETTLE
W. H. Bovee, who recently arrived
hero from the Philippine islands, has
purchased Unit L, Section 6, across
the river, from W, B. Hill. Mr. Bovee
says Yuma looks good to him.
Hon. Eugene Brady O'Neil is here
THE SOCIALIST VOTE
The Boston News Bureau which is
close to the financial interests and
the stock market of New England, has
been doing some close figuring as to
the total vote of the Socialists secured
in the recent election. The figures
made public, by the Boston News
Bureau cannot fail to prove of interest
to the Yuma Socialists who may not
quite agree, however, with the con
elusions reached by that publication.
Says the Boston News Bureau:
The other minor development carry
ing a future potency is the vote cast
by the Socialists. Here there is lack
ing the almost positive assureance of
growth displayed by woman suffrage;
Socialism's future capacity for an ex
pansion that shall alter political status
or control is a debatable matter. But
of considerable recent growth there
is no question.
Its measurement is confined wholly
to popular vote. Eight years ago its
perennial candidate, Mr. Debs, mus
tered 402,000, tripling his count of
1900. In 1908, however, his vote in
creased only' to 420,000, or but 4 pei
cent; perhaps Mr. Bryan was too greai
a counter attraction. But after this
lull, the party has in 1912 more than
doubled its total of ,190S, polling a new
indicated vote of 980,000, or close to
the million mark predicted by its lead
The Socialist vote in ten representa
tive states shows this year an indi
cated gain of 133 per cent, and foi
these ten states it equals the total
vote attained throughout the country
1912 1908 Increase
Illinois 80,000 35,000 45,000
California ... S5.000 28,000 56,300
Wisconsin ... 60,000 2S.000 32,000
Indiana 21,000 14,000 7,000
Iowa 20,000 9,000 11.00G
Missouri 20,000 15,000 5,000
Pennsylvania 100,000 34,000 GG.00P
Rhode Island 1,950, 1,365 5Sf
West Virginia 20,000 3,600 1G,00C
Kansas 20,000 15,000 5,00f
Totals 427,950 1S3.665 244,2Sf
In Pennsylvania, once the keystone
of Republicanism, the Socialists madi
their most notable accessions, perhaps
reflecting the recent change to a more
cosmopolitan f make-up of that stated
electorate. In at least two Pennsyl
vania counties the Socialist vote toppet
that of the old-line Republicans. The
Socialist leaders acknowledge retro
?ression in only two states, Massachu
setts and Oklahoma. Both of these
instances are significant, especially
tha of Massachusetts in view of tlu
recent intimate acquaintance forcec
upon it with one extremist type o.
A minor party that can commanr1
in this country a million votes, or one
seventeenth of the total, might super
ficially be considered something of a
political factor, and, in view of its ten
ats, a disquieting one. There are,
lowever, some distinct and encourag
One is, of course, the character of
l.he electoral mechanism. Another is
he conspicuous fact that after hav
ng polled more votes than ever before,
the Socialist party has actually elect
ed fewer candidates. It has lost it.c
one congressman, and also control ol
a few communities. It has, in thi
ear's mixup of party conflicts, suf
ered from its own diffusion. In tin
solated sections where its strengtl.
has been at all concentrated, it ha
laturally drawn against itself a more
r less non-partisan opposition fron
all sides. Its voting strength is toe
icatered and promises long to remair
o to yield results in action.
Then there is the almost inevitable
liffusion of sentiment. Dissension
within the party upon abstract be
iiefs, even more pronounced when ii
omes to translating these into action
ias been a consistent sequel in Europe
Disagreements in this country have
happened quite as naturally. Socialisn-
nay complain that some of the capi
talistic parties, especially the newest
one, have stolen 'much of their thun
Jer; but it cannot itself present a suf
ficiently definite and harmonious
front to make likely any immediate
andslide in its direction.
It has grown, indeed, but only to re
zeal more clearly how ' scatered it is
!)oth physically and mentally, in place
mtl in thought.
THE BALKAN "ARMAGEDDON"
The stern nemesis of history and
3f civilization is pressing in upon the
unspeakable Turk, who has outraged
both history and humanity.
Constantinople, the capital of blood
the metropolis of murder stands a:
last at bay against the world. Bul
garia's vengeful armies from tin
north, are thundering at her gates:
Servia's victorious legions are rush
'.ng to join them from the west
Greece, with traditions of Marathon
nd Thermopylae in her memory, i.
noving by land and sea; Brave littl
Montenegro is marching her army tc
:he historic finals of the crimson
same, while Marmora and the Bos
ohorus, thick with the grim, belching
battleships of the nations, holds Tur
key to a mortal reckoning for every
slaughtered Christian behind her walls.
The mills of the gods grind slowly,
butthey grind exceedingly fine, and
the unspeakable Turk, between the up
per and the nether millstones of h'is
tory and humanity, is to be ground to
powder by the justice of God, and the
artillery of outraged men.
The heart and the hope of America
are with the heroic Balkans in this
"Armageddon," where they really "bat
tle for the Lord."
ACHIEVEMENTS OF NEW PARTY
By comparison of the records it is to
be seen how much reason there is for
Mr. Roosevelt's opinion that the new
party has accomplished unparalleled
things in a few months against vast
odds, and has come to stay until it
fulfills a manifest destiny. The fol
lowing table gives the popular vote
for a dozen campaigns:
Year Republican Democrat
1908 .' 7,678,908
1904 . 7,623,486 5,077,911
1900 '...7,207,923 6,358,133
1896 7,104,779 6,502,925
1892 ... 5,176,108 5,556,918
1888 .. 5,439,853 5,540,329
1884 4,851,981 4,874,986
1880 4,454,416 4,444,952
1876 4,033,768 4,285,992
1872 3,597,132 2,834,125
186S .3,012,833 2,703,241;
1864 2,213,665 1,802,237
The Progressive party in the year
of its infancy cast, approximately,
1,200,000 votes. That is to say, it
rallied to its standard about as ma ay
as the Republican party when the
country had fifty million population
and that party, with the prestige and
solidarity of a quarter of a century's
organization, elected Garfield, and
nearly as many as "the Democratic
)arty polled in that year after three
"ourths of a century ' of propaganda
(Air: "Home, Sweet Home")
Ve've finished our labor, the parting
Vnd each of our brothers now goes
to his home;
'n perfect love, giving each note from
ind our voices, blending, we will now
jach duty accomplished, each brother
)h, thus may we ever our friendship
May Charity, Justice and Brotherly
t last lead us all to the Grand Lodge
The Elks kept open house this morn
ing, to Elks only, from 9:30 to 12:00
o'clock, followed by refreshments and
Open house also prevailed from 3:00
0. m., except tuat the public was in
Tonight there will be a grand ball,
md at 11 p. m. there will be an eleven
o'clock toast, which has a special sig-
aificance to Elks the world over,
The present officers of the Yuma
odge are: Exalted Ruler, V. C.
3ryor; Esteemed Leading Knight, R.
R. Knotts; Esteemed Loyal Knight,
Sidney Drakenfeld; Esteemed Lectur
.ug Knight, A, N, Kejly; Secretary, C.
A. Livingston; Treasurer, E. H. To-
)ias; Esquire, Dan Maddox; Inner
luaid, F. S. Ming; Tyler, John Wadin:
Chaplain, A. J. Seeds; Organist, F.
MAIN STREET ATTRACTIONS
Jim Kinsler's merry-go-'round and
he trip in a balloon easily had the
.rowd today on South Main street.
IMPERIAL SHERIFF HERE
Mobly Meadow, Imperial county
iheriff, is here.
IEW DOME TUESDAY
Bard Mercantile Co.
A. 0. 8R0USSARD, Mgr.
BARD'S PIONEER STORE
The Best of Merchandise
At Reasonable Prices
Courteous treatment to Jtt
We Solicit Your Patronage
(Concluded from Page One)
San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
President F. C. Spaulding, present
ing San Diego Chamber of Commerce;
capitalist, president of Fellows' Boat
Works; also secretary and represent
ing the San Diego Realty Board; also
commodore of San Diego Yacht Club,
director .of Rotary Club and Member
of the Order of Panama.
Secretary of San Diego Chamber of
Commerce Rufus Choate, capitalist;
also member of Ad Club and Order
President Charles F. O'Neall, repre
senting San Diego Realty Board; also
director of the San Diego Chamber of
Commerce and, Dixieland Chamber of
John F. Greer, secretary of San
Diego Realty Board; also secretary
of publicity committee of San Diego
Chamber of Commerce.
President M. F. Heller, representing
Merchants' Association of San Diego;
also leading grocer and a member of
San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
W. O. Talbot, secretary of San Di
ego Merchants' Association.
C. W. Jackson, capitalist; also mem
her of the San Diego Chamber of Com
merce and the Rotary Club.
John A. Gillons, president of Ben-
bough & Gillons; also director of San
Diego Chamber of Commerce and mem
ber of Ad Club and Rotary Club.
J. T. Weldon, director Chamber of
Commerce; also director of San Di
ego Industrial Association, member of
Chamber of Commerce and Builders'
Association; owner of Weldon Planing
Mill and Sash and Door Factory.
J. C. Pierce, president of Pierce-
Fields' Harware Co., director of San
Diego Chamber of Commerce; also
member of Hardware Dealers' Asso
Carl H. Heilbron, president Southern
Electrical Co, representing the Pana
ma-California Exposition Company and-
the B. P. O. E.; also Exalted Ruler of
San Diego Lodge' No. 168, B. P. O. E.,
a director of San Diego Chamber of
Commerce, president of Rotary Club,
director of Ad Club, "El General" of
Order of Panama, president Transpor
tation Refunding Co., and presiding of
ficer of the Dramatic Order, "Knights
of Khorassan," a Pythian auxiliary.
Esteemed Leading Knight Frank A
Frye, of'Frye & Smith, printers; rep
resenting San Diego Lodge No. 168, B
P. O. E.; also member of San Diego
Chamber of Commerce, Merchants' As
sociation and Order of Panama, and
director San Diego Industrial Associa
A. L. Fell, capitalist, representing
Datus E. Coon Post G. A. R. of San Di
ego, and "Booster-at-Large."
E. K. Hulbert, representing San Di
ego Industrial Association, manager of
the Globe Mills, and a member of San
Diego Chamber of Commerce.
Last, but not least, in the San Di
ego delegation is John N. Kerr, foi
four years an engineer in the United
Statea Reclamation Service, and one
who assisted in the original survey
of the Colorado River and Yuma Devel
opment Project, which began in 1902.
Mr. Kerr is now in the real estate bus
iness in San Diego.
Practically all of the San .Diego
boosters are Elks, who are In Yuma
on invitation of the Yuma lodge for the
LIEUT. 60V. WALLACE
ADDIVED EARLY TODAY
Lieutenant Governor Wallace, o
California, arrived this morning from
San Francisco, to atend Yuma's three
day celebration. As stated in last
Friday's Examiner, Governor Hiram
Johnson was unable to attend owing
to the illness of his wife.
HORSES TAKEN UP
In the Yuma Valley, four and one
half miles southwest of Yuma; two
bay horses, one blind in one eye, other
one has brand "J.N."
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