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ST THE NEW CITY ON THE INTERURBAN BUY (bbbbW K.1 m. ji -t r i MirzTTtTeTXZr PIUM BOLT ELECTSLiHGDLN (Continued from Previous Page.) the delegates voting, bet never even a simple majority of the foil conven tion strength, much less the necessary two-thirds. Fif t., -seve... ballots were taken, the Douglas vote falling be tween 145 and 152. The southerners supported R. M. T. Hunter of Virginia, James Guthrie of Kentucky, and An drew Johnson of Tennessee that same Johnson who was four years later to be the Republican nominee for vice president and to become president n Lincoln's death. On eTery ballot gen eral B. F. Butler of Massachusetts 'voted for Jefferson Davis, of Missis sippi. On May 3, after 10 days of fruitless endeavor, the convention adopted a lesolution to adjourn to meet in Balti more on June 18. Many delegates at the time remarked that this was th anniversary of Waterloo. In the meantime the southern dele gates who had withdrawn from the convention met in another hall in Charleston and organized as a nation al convention. They adopted as a platform the majority report that had been made by the committee on resolu tions of the national convention. Af ter four days of speech-making they adjourned to meet in Richmond on June 11. When 'hey cid reassemble on that day they at uice adjourned until June 21. The regular convention reassembled in Baltimore on June 18. The chair mu, Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts, at the very beginning threw the -con-i ention into confusion by declaring that the adoption of the platform as made at Charleston, was subject to re consideration. Three whole days were spent in filling the vacancies from the southern states. In some cases tne original delegates applied for re admission and from nearly eTery state there were contesting delegations. Second Ilelt Orenrx. These contests were, as at Charles ton, decided in favor of the Douglas delegates. When all the Douglas del egations had been seated the anti Douglas men saw that Douglas would be u minated. and that they nad no chance to prevent it. Thereupon they I led a second Doit tne Virginia alle gation, which had not joined' in the original secession, starting the move ment. It was followed by most of the southern states and by a few north ern delegates, including Mr. Cushing. the president of the convention. Governor Tod. of Ohio, was elected to succeed Mr. Cushing, and the con tention then proceeded to vote on the nomination Tor president. On tn- first ballot Stephen A. Douglas received 173 1-2 votes. James Guthrie of Ken tucky 10, and John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky 5. But even on this vote Douglas did not receive the 202 votes necessary for two-thirds of the full convention strength. Another ballot was taken and Douglas received 181 1-2 votes. Thereupon the strict two-thirds rule as suspended, and by resolution Mr. Douglas was declared to be the nominee Benjamin Fitz pstritfk, of Alabama, was nominated for vise rsiler.t, bat he declined, and the honor was given to Herschel V. Johnson, of Georgia. Then the con vention adopted an additional resolu tion to be added tj the platform, de claring that it was in accordance with the interpret it. 01 of the Cincinnati Platform tha. all questions affecting the territorial governments under the federal mi. tjuoi sh..uid be finilly deterroi i l h ih supreme cojrr arI that such deier-ninations should oe respected h n g oU citizen- Thin was equiil lo taking the Doii-Ia, ' i'w of "'popular sovereigns " Bolters Vlar BreckenrMce. j r ' ottr who i id ift te Bait.- ! 'e juiint'uB jfta ih. Douglas' LARGE L NOW contestants had been seated, organ ized another convention in Baltimore, load Caleb Cashing,, who had been the regular permanent chairman; presided over it. Twent--jne cf the i3 slates were represented. The convention did its work quickly, it adopted as a platform the majority report of the Charleston commute on resolutions, and unanimously nominated John ' C Breckenridge for president and Joseph Lane of Oregon, for vice president. In the meantime the Charleston se ceders who had met at Richmond on June 21, were adjourning from day to day and making speeches. Finally the Richmond convention on June tt adopted the nominations of Brecken ridge and Lane, and then adjourned. It was this complicated split thai brought about the election of Lincoln: Lincoln received 1.&S6.3S2 popular votes and 180 electoral votes. Doug las received 1,375,000 popular votes but only 12 electoral votes; Breckenridge got only 847,951 popular votes but 72 electoral votes. Bell and Everett, the Constitutional Union candidates, re ceived 590,000 popular votes and 29 electoral votes. The other national convention of 18C0 was the first and last meeting of the Constitutional. Union party. It met in Baltimore on May S, and was the result of a vain attempt to bring be old t'me Wnlgs back together It nominated John Bell, of Tennessee, for president and Edward Everett of Mas sachusetts for vice president. It was the last stand of the ultra-conservatives who deplored any agitation whatever of the slavery question. TABLETS ERECTED TO HONOR A HERO (Continued From Previous PaEe.) road south of the Mohawk river lead ing to Fort Stanwix." ' . Herkimer's column camped ' that night between Oriskany ereek and ?au qnoint creek, about two miles in' the forest. Here the old wa-rior intended to tarry till he had reconoitered the enemy, but on the morning of August 6, the officers under his command goaded him on with taunts of coward ice, with the result that he gave the order to advance, and fell into an am bush prepared for him by Brant and his mdians. Brant engaged every inch of Herki mer's two mile column, but the Ameri cans standing back to back, fought with a fortitude and determination that shattered the Indian attack, and though they never reached fort Stan wix. they exhausted the fighting ca pacity of their foes and the iege was raised. Herkimer was wounded early In the battle, but directed the fight from a little rise of ground where he sat in the saddle of his dead horse, replying to all importunities to retire. "I will face the enemy." The general died three days later at his homestead from an unsuccessful amputation of his leg by a French surgeon. The 14 tablets to be erected along this famous route are not the only memorials to the dead hero. The sito of Fort Stanwix Is already marked by a cannon, the postoffice building in Rome, N. T., bears a memorial tablet, the North James street park. Rome. N. T., contains a life size statue, and on the battle field itself there is a bronze memorial shaft CHICAGO MAN MEETS DEATH IN HONDURAS Washington, D. C, June 8. Attorney Frederick Plerpont Shaw, representa tive of the Chicago Title & Trust com pany, who was acting under order of the federal court for the northern dis trict of Illinois in the case of the Ctn' tral merican Commercial company, wa ---"ssinated June 5 at Black river, 1 riena. Honduras. The American lega tion it Tegucigalpa, in reporting the matter to the state department, states that the assassin, who is not named, has cen captured Hokpioof icjl. JJrj-an Bros. OTS Paved Drives EFO These Lots In Less X. TEUS 1DIEI ARE SPPHGppiT (Continued from preceding pafjfci different things are to be taken into consideration. In the first place, it is known that be will receive the solid support of the prohibition Democrats which, accord'og to the. vote cast on the proposed statewide prohibition amendment to the constitution last year, is only C.000 less than the total wet vote in Texas. The next import ant factor that promises to contribute largely to judge Ramsey's support is that many thousand antlprohibitionists in the state believe that it is to the in terest of the antlprohlbitlon cause to defeat Colquitt for reelection Those who view the situation in this light say it is better for liquor regulation measures to be enacted and enforced such as are proposed by judge Ramsey than to retain Colquitt in the office of governor, as his pronounced and un compromising opposition to such meas ures would cause the drys In the legis lature to again submit to the peoplo the proposition of adopting a statewide piohibitlon amendment to the consti tution. It is the lesser of two alleged objections that U behind the support which many wets are giving Ramsey in bis candidacy for governor. Women ApralBKt Gorcraer. One of the features of the campaign that is attracting no little interest is the fight which is being made against Colquitt by the Daughters of the Re public because of his alleged meddle someness in regard to rehabilitating the historic Alamo building at San An tonio. The women who belong to this organization are scattered all over the state and that they wield a big politi cal influence can not be questioned. They are exercising their utmost strength t'o elect judge Ramsey gov ernor. It is also said it can be counted on that Ramsey will receive practically the full vote that was cast for R. V. Davidson, A. M. Poindexter and Cone Johnson in their race against Colquitt two years ago. It is also a noteworthy fact that 90 percent of the members of the bar of Texas are supporting Ramsey. Strange as the statement may seem, it is claimed that thitf is the situation in San Antonio and all over south Texas where the wets rely for their chief support The labor vote, both organized and unorganized, will, it is said, go solid for Ramsey, rarty Should Free Itself. Back of the revolution that is now in progress in Texas Democratic poli tico, is me teeiing on the part of the men who are opposing Wolters and Colquitt that it is time the party should be freed from the liquor in terests which are alleged to have con troled it for the last several veara. it is not enmity or opposition to these interests themselves that is causing such an uprising against them, but it is due to the part which they are and have been taking In politics The same opposition would probably be aroused against any other character of business interests that sought to dom inate the political affairs of the state. It is claimed that through the power of the liquor interests a domineering political machine was built up which has had little regard for the rights and wishes of the mass of voters. It Is Simply Evolution. TS nt:e of sentiment on the part of the Democrats in this state which brought about the defeat of the party's organization in the recent state con vention ha been going on for several years. It was sufficiently strong two years ago to place in the legislature an element which exercised new ideas in the matter of legislation. It also may be said to have been one of the causes that brought about the deter mination on the part of J. Bailey to retire from the senate. The latter found himself out of harmonv with the new political element that was com ing power in this state. He i said to have realized that his deft at f ir rele -tion to the senate vabu.uu ' j ciliu Shade Trees Will Than ix WtETzmF. t ir. i li-SBv if he sought farther preferment at the hands of Texas Democrats. Rather than bear the odium of possible de feat be decided to retire voluntarily from public life. The antlBaile Democrats as well as other supporters in Texas of governor Woodrow Wilson for president are ob taining no Mttle satisfaction over the action of the recent state convention in retiring R. M. Johnston, of Houston, from his position as national commit teeman from this state and the eleva tion to that position of Cato Sells. If the Democratic primaries, which are to be held July 17, result in the nomination of Ramsey for governor, as is now confidently expected, by men who are close observers of the situa tion, it will mean that the same faction which contrpled the convention at which delegates at large were select ed to the national convention will be in full charge of the convention which i3 to confirm the results of the pri maries in the nomination of candidates for state office and that it will name a new chairman of the state executive committee in place of Sheb Williams. It is said that T. B. Love, of Dallas. will be elected if this position. Pretty wash ties. Bryan Bros. NEW GROUNDS FOR THE COUNTRY CLUB (Continued from preceding msej design with stalnet shingle roof, is be ing covered and will be completed be fore the end of the summer. It will cost 810.000 when completed. Plan for Xew Grounds. A movement has been started among the members of the Country club to buv a tract of land in the El Paso val ley which will be held for the future use of the club as its grounds. The plan Is for 100 members of the Country club to buy an acre each In one tract in the El Paso valley. This tract will be held intact by the club until such a time that the present club building and grounds can be disposed of a suburban resident A elub home In the valley will then be constructed, according to the proposed plan. Be cause of the tar?t that the gulf course is limited by the Fort Bliss reserva tion and the added attraction of a home in the valley, the members say, will make such a location for the club an ideal one. Plaza Put on Koe Gown. San Jacinto plaza is putting on its rose gown with green trimmings for the summer social events. Park com missioner Robert Harris has the down town plaza looking like a June bride this spring. A fine set of clover has been obtained by the park commis sioner, after the entire tract was spad ed over last winter to eliminate the cocoa grass. In addition to the clover triangles the commissioner has had a privet hedge set out as borders for each of the intereeecting walks, and has planted the rockery J" the alliga tor pool with trailing memorial roses. Tree roses have also been set out in the circle just Inside of the pool en closure and more roses planted on the rockery which was built over the base of the old bandstand. In each of the beds on the north side of the park, roses are blooming and other varieties of this flower will be planted In the different beds of the park this sum mer. New belts. Bryan Bros. If you wish to progress, advertise. Things don't move on their own ac cord; there is a reason for every thing. IF YOU ARE A TRIFLE SENSITIVE About the size of your shoes, many people can wear shoes one size smaller by abakinc into them Allen's Foot-Ease, the anti- I septic powder for the feet. It makes tight fitting or New Shoes feel easy, and gives rest and comfort to hot, tired, swollen, aching fret, Try it to-day . Sold every, wherv', 2ic. Jjju't accept any snfoUlytt. Cement Walks THE 1BZ ouhle In Value Months advice, and kipt their plens well to themaetrea'! Where Kky Came In. It was at this juncture that Mich ael Foley comes into the story. He was down on his luck, as usual. Life had not been a continuous round of pleasure for him. He had been dis appointed in love four times. He had met with many physical accidents, his body bearing numerous braises. He had but recently broken both arms and a leg. He was working at tne time as foreman on a gypsum quar ry, but he was on the lookout for anything better that might turn up! It was not hard to interest the dis contented Foley in the scheme. He was the very mam that was needed. There was still one drawback the quarry ing must be done at night or Sundays, and the quarrymen did not lute to work then. Extra rounds of beer solved this difficulty and the men set to work -fracturing out" as large a block as possible of the gypsum. Foley himself, a short time before bis aeath, carried the story along quite a ways: "We succeeded in .detaching from the bed, near Gypsum ereek. a frag ment 12 feet long, 4 feet wide and 32 inches thick. This block contained the unhewn form of the future "Car diff giant." which gave me a new grip on life. The next problem that confronted us was how to remove this immense mass of rock 44 miles to a railroad. The man who took the con tract broke down every bridge be tween Fort Dodre and Boone in get ting the stone there. It was finally loaded on a flat ear and shipped to E. Burghardt a Chicago sculptor. "Burghardt was in the game. He lived on North Clark- street, in Chi cago. The block was removed to his barn, the windows and doors blinded, and a German sculptor named Salle and another named Markham began the work of chiseling out the giant Making The Giant Old. "Hull found so much trouble in keeping his workmen at their task that be was obliged to do much of the work himself. To give the giant a water-worn appearance, Hull filled a sponge with water and sand, and for weeks rubbed the gypsum until it ac tually took on a fair semblance of an tiquity. Pores In the giant's skin were made by pounding the image with a leaden hammer, filled with darning needles. The pores thug produced are the 'pin holes' which so puzzled a number of learned microscoplsts. "With all this the statute still looked fresh. So Hull washed the surface with a gallon of Ink. and then, this tint being too artificial, the whole was rewashed with sulphuric acid, giving it a dingy hue, as of great age. I nave often had a quiet laugh to myaelf over the remarks of investigators on the 'reddish tinge' about the giant's nostrils and finger nails. "When all this was done the giant was ready for transportation." Burying The Statue. This is as far as Foley's story car ried the Cardiff giant, but investi gation discloses the remainder. full as authentically. The statue completed. it was shippped to Union, N. Y.. marked "Finished marble. G. Olds.' Hull had not yet decided where he wanted to Inter and 'discover' the giant figure. This was a matter which must be thotur it o.ti carefuil The figur mut be found where the theory that it was the remains of a prehistoric man would be borne out bv surrounding- etc - tin ,'lant started on il. j.mrnt -ina- l r i ht bil's trace it from Chi nm inn &m POOLS SCIENTISTS MM (Continued from preceding sage) YTER ADVANCE A. C. BIL1CKR cago to Suspension Bridge, to Syra cuse, to Binghamton. to Union. Fin ally it was w.-ided that the best avail able spot was near Syracuse. Fossil -iferoos remains had been dug up at Onondaga hollow, the field seemed capable of producing an entire body. Hull was compelled to take in new conspirators at every turn. So now he turned to his wife's nephew. Wil liam C Newell, who lived in the vi cinity, and the two selected a suitable spot, near the barn where a well had been started. The details of the bur ial and the unexpected resurrection by men to be employed to dig a well were then and there arranged. The Giant "Sleep. Hull returned home, engaged his nephew. Tracy Hull, and a neighbor named Ameebury to transport the image on a four horse wagon to Caraiff. as the farm locality was called. The freight bill for this trip was $77.52. The giant arrived an a dark, and rainy night in November, without attracting notice. The heavy box was conceal ea in a lsrge pile of chaff, and a few nights later was removed to a pit at the well site by means of a derrick There the statue was bur ied A year was allowed to pass, then the "discovery" was made. Acting under instructions from Hull. Newell began to dig his welL Those who assisted him were Gideon Emmons. Henry Nichols, John Parker and Smith Woodmansee. While excavating, Nichols's shovel struck a hard sub stance. As he cleared the earth away from a massive stone foot Emmoas exclaimed: irciiwMnu. niuwiir i. s a oig injun. "The Giant" Is Found. The Cardiff giant petrified prehis toric man, has been "found." The neighbors were the first to rush in and look at the wonderful sight Then the entire county heard of the wonder. The first men of scientific reputation to examine the fossil were four doctors of the neigh borhood, Dana. Parker. McDonald and Kendall, who immediately pronounced the statue a petrification. Soon thereafter Dr John F. Boynton, ot Syracuse, an antiquarian, examined it and expressed the opinion that it was a statue made some 300 years before oy tne Jesoit fathers. He offered $10,000 for the curio. Hill and his as sociates had the good sense to refuse the offer It was not long until they sold the statue for a sum variously reported as ranging from $S0,000 to $60,000 The purchasers were Alfred Hlggins. agent of the American Ex press company in Syracuse: Dr. Amos Westcott, a drntist and ex-mayor of the same city. Simeon Rouse, a Mr. Spencer. Amos Glllet J M. Ellis and B. T. Finch, all of Syracuse. A show man was placed In charge of the statue and for advertisement Invita tions were sent asking Prof. Agassiz, Prof. Hall, New York state geologists, and Samuel H Woolwo.th, secretary of the board of regents of the univer sity, to come and scientifically exam ine the fossil man Science Says "Perfect The Cardiff giant Immediately be came the sensation of the day. Scien tific men came from all over the world to inspect it Without excep tion, at first, they pronounced it gen uine A wonderful race of men had been discovered. The giant had cost Hull and his as sociates J2.S00 They had sold it preS ablj for $40 000. People by the thou sands were rushing In to see the won derful curio Special excursion train were run to at commodate the crowd In one li t iio tickets were sold on account of t' e Cardiff ,unt Th MS HOLLENBECK HOTEL JNO. a MITCHELL LOS AWGELES EL PASO HEADQUARTERS Rates From ?Lot to JL56 per day. With rivate Bash, LH to U 00 prehistoric man was yielding a revenue equal to T per cent interest on a $3, , Investment As nigh u 25 aee was- offered for a one-eighth in terest m the statue. The testimony of the scientists was unanimous. Ralph Waldo Emerson pronounced it beyond his depth. C rus Cobb declared that the man who called the Cardiff giant a humbug called himself a fooL Henry A. War.i of Rochester university, expressed the opinion that the giant, "although not dating back to the stone age, is deserving of the attention of archae ologists." The Fake Exposed. Finally one voice was lifted in pro test, the voice of Prof. O. C Marsh. of Yale. He argued that althoug gypsum is soluble in 100 parts of water, yet the surface of the iant was smooth and little dissolved though surrounded by wet earth, thus proving that the burial most hav e been recent Next someone called, attention to th giant's head. It was perfectly bald. the sculptors not being finished ar tists enough to chisel hair in the stone. Finally, the confederates began to fall out One had not received what be believed to be his share, one out in Fort Dodge had "squealed" on ths whole scheme; the people who had watched the suspicious strangers about the gypsum beds and seen the huge block start eastward put tw o and two together and told their de ductions' Perhaps, after all, the Cardiff giant was a huge swindle. But It was a mosey maker still, for a time. Unable to buy the original, Barnsm had a German sculptor make a cony, and th he exhibited in a New York museum as the original, denouncing the Car diff statue as a base imitation. The Heax Uamaalced. There were then two prehistoric men petrified: one or the other, o both, must be swindles. The Cardiff giant went down gra. ually, the confederates, of whom tne were many, continued to tell their tales. The Chicago sculptors con fessed to having chlsled the figure Then the Cardiff giant was indeed undone. It soon disappeared from public gaze. But Hull had been vindicated m "is theory as to the credulity ef mankind He had enriched himself, nnvtng pu--chased several substantial bruk blocks In Binghamton wlti his shar of the profits. Foley had returned t Fort Dodge and invested In Iowa real estate. All who had foisted the scheme on the public were prospering, an' that was the main thing they carej. for the ginnt might go to smash Years passed and Foley of Fort Dodge found the hoodoo of his hfa broken: the Cardiff giant tad brought, him luck At the age of K. prosper ous, with it grnndehlldren and tw rreat grandchildren, he passed awav. the memory of the gigantie hoax witu him to the very mat Prettv wash ties. Bryan Bros. SWEARS AWAY KIIfBS AFTER SKRVIXG OUT JAIL SSTE"CES There is a federal statute wblch sa s that a man who has been given a jail sentence and also fined, may be re leased at the expiration of the ja 1 sentence if he has proved that he a nothing with which to pay the fine ' K Brown who was sentenced to "1 days in jail and to nay a fine of 11 o ' was released SaturdaX. upon makln? i. sworr statement that he has otimjs with which to pav the JttOD fine fi k uts. Bryan Bros.