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The Spamsk-American VOL V. ROY, MORA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, JULY II, 1908, NO. 25 I ANDREWS LEADS Cirry Will Not be a Candidate Which Leaves W. H. Andrews The Man to Lead The Party to Victory. The people of our territory cau justly be proud of having Gover nor George Curry as their chief executive. He is a straightfor ward and honest mai and there is no guile in him. Many leading citizens of our territory have urged him to become the Repub lican candidate for delegate at the coming convention. A reporter of the Daily New Mexican, at Santa Fe, about the best p tper in the territory, the straightest and most courageous, called on the governor and requested informa tion. The governor informed him bluntly aud without subter fuge that he would not be a can didate and could not be a candi- laia iilfl-wunrli vomr tlv.mlrfnl in his many friends for their kind expressions and friendship. He stated also that he would not i f.e the influence of his office or his personal influence for any candi date who was mentioned. He wanted the Republican conven tion to nominate and to do the will of the Republican voters. He, as a citizen, and having the bust "interests of the- territory iit heart, would, after the nomina tion, do what he possibly could for the success of the Republican ticket and for the candidate nom inated. He believed that state hood could be obtained by Re publican victory. He had come to New Mexico, not í or political adv.mt ige and political ambition, but at the re quest of the' President of the United States, who wanted the people of New Mexico to be en j ying good government. The exchange that lie made was one (,f pecuniary loss to him and lió has no political ambition today i ....... 1 i - At.,..:..., except siaieuoou lor .ew .ii;ak-w . and the good of the territory. , Last Wednesday the New Mex ican contained an editorial on this subject, which we reproduce as it should be read throughout the breadth and width of this terri tory. It shows that Governor Curry is the right man in the right place and that by his help and aid in this campaign the Re ppblvarv p;uty. -wjJJr.gain many votes. . ' . ' ...... In the last campaign there was the ex-governor who was sup posed to be a Republican, but who used his influence for the good of the opposition which un fortunate fact cost the Republi can ticket many hundred of votes. ' This year there will be a change aid for the better which will bring hundreds of votes to the Rupubhcan party. Many oi them will be the example of Gov. Curry, a loyal and patriotic sup porter of the Republican ticket. The editorial from the New Mexican is herewith reproduced by us and we urge' that all our readers give it careful attention. GOV. CURRY WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE. Governor George Curry has been urged by many leading Re publicans to become a candidate for delegate to the Sixty-first Congress. After due consider ation of the situation Governor Ciirry stated with firmness and decision that he could not be a candidate and would not be a can didate. He came to the territory at the special request of Presi dent Roosevelt to serve as its ex ecutive, not for the good of him self, but for the good of the peo ple and of the administration. The governorship is not a pay ing position for Governor Curry. He is very liberal and fully keeps up the prestige and reputation of the highest office in the territory. He has no political ambition, but in this comincr caminign the New Mexican believes that the governor will keep "hands off" as THE DELEGATE THAT ( ' X ' I A far as the claims and the ambi-j The Rio Grande Republican at lions o! candidal o; for delegate to 1 ,. Cruces places itself on record the Sixty-first Congress-on the'.iut.lie following tditoriah Republican side are concerned. "Hon. William H. Andrews whe This is a very sensible and timely js now serving his second term as conclusion and one which will j delegate to Congress from New meet with the approval of the people of the territory However, the New Mexican al so thinks that after the nomina tion Governor Curry will do his level best in every legitimate and proper way to aid the Republican party in bringing about the elec tion of Republican candidates for delegate and legislative positions and will act for the best interests of his party. Governor Curry's reputation is so well established and so firmly planted as a . straightforward, honorable and truthful man and ! as a high minded and conscien tious official that it is sure he will not allow his duties to interfere with political opinions or vice versa. This needs no extended argument or lengthy discussion. The Republicans will settle their political affairs in their conven tion and will do it as it oilght to be done, openly, straightforward and fairly. At this writiug it looks as if Delegate W. H. Andrews had the inside track and the indications certainly point that he will gain in strength as the campaign ad vances. He has announced his candidacy and is in the fight to stay. His record shows that he has great tenacity of purpose and political sagacity to make a stren uous political fight. WHY ANDREWS SHOULD BE REELECTED. WILL LEAD TO VICTORY. Mexico, and who has been deluged with a flood of requests from his many friends throughout the ter ritory who insist that he make ce race again this f all has agreed to do so. Private letters received bv a local citizen recently from Mr. Andrews announce that he has decided to be a candidate for the nomination and from the present attitude of the Republi can newspapers of the territory, nearly all of which are strongly advocating his renomination there is little doubt but what he will again be the Republican standard bearer of New Mexico. "There are many reasons why he should succeed himself. New Mexico has never enjoyed the po sition at the nations capital that it does now. Never before has the voteless delegate of the terri tory been a factor in national councils, a confident of the na tional leaders, and a frequent and welcome visitor at the White House. Before Delegate Andrews went to Washington to represent New Mexico it seemed it was al ways afield against the territory, while now not only the strong, powerful and numerous Penn sylvania delegation stands back of New Mexico's delegate, but also the recognized party leaders of the nation and the executive himself. No wonder New Mexi 30 is faring better than any oth er congressional district in the. union, has been allowed irrigation appropriations of more than double its share, has received ap propriations for buildings and other improvements when other districts represented by mem bers of national fame, must go without, is better favored in pen sion legislation and in other mat- fcpr. whpn hillsi nf national im- po fiance pressed by the presi de it and some backed by power ful interest are being halted. ' How can New Mexico better he relf by sending another man to W ishington to represent herí Wouldn't it be folly to swap dele gáis at the moment when New M ;xico is about to receive the fi na' gift from the nation. Does it no j stand to reason that a dele gate who does things, will suc ceni in securing magnificient do naVon of land and money and far revhing concessions in stnte hoiJ bill, while a new man with out influence at the national cap ito would hardly procure step da igl iter's dower of the new- sti e't Surely the voters of New M 'k'ico are not so foolish as to je. nardize their interests delib- . erttely in order to satisfy some gr -edy and selfish interest some h i '. been politicians grudge or so ne individuals ambition.",' The Melrose Enterprise, which represents the people of that flo'irishing town in Roosevelt cou .it.y is a firm believer in the selection .of Delegate w. H. An drews as the Republican candi date for delegate to the Sixty first Congress and in easily un derstood English, it says: , "In instructing the delegates u) the territorial convention to vote and work for the nomination of W. H. Andrews as delegate to Congress, the Republicans of Roosevelt county did the proper thing, and it would afford us great pleasure to see all other counties follow suit. Mr. Andrews has made this territory a splendid representative and has devoted his entire time in working for the people in New Mexico regardless of political differences. His ef forts have been rewarded by se curing much needed and benefi cial legislation, and in justice to him and his constituency he should by all means be returned for another term." Hurrah for Andrews! \n\n - !-' I ' V ...Si r ' " " I "" -7 I I . f I