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THE EAÜLE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1895. Published every Wednesday Horning by LOOMIS & OAKES. Entered at the postofflce at 8llver City, N. M., for transmission through the mails at second class rates. Olllco on Yankle Street between Texas and Arizona Streets. Advertising Kates on Application. Subscription KutH, Postage Prepaid: One year S2.00 Six months ..... j.oo Three months .... .50 SILVER CITY, N. M., JANUARY 0. 1K.P. 8ion of the territory, New Mexico would certainly come in as a democratic state. There are a number of demócrata of ability in the legislature now in session and we believe that their actions will be governed by a sincere desire to pass laws which will be of benefit to the whole territory. A great responsibility rests upon the twenty-one democrats in the territorial legislature. The future of the democratic party of New Mexico is in their hands and the eyes of a hundred and seventy thousand people are upon them. Should they bo guided by the great principles of the democratic party all will be well. Silver Lead . ..69 .3.00 Cnmllilntes' Announcement). FOIt CONSTAIII.B. T hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of Constable of Precinct No. 8, at the coming precinct election. Auki, R. THtkan, Silver City, N. M., Dec. 21. FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. I hereby announce myself as a candidate ror ine oince or justice or the l'eace of I're clnct No. 3. at the coming Precinct election. Isaac Oivens. .1 (1 UK AT OPPORTUNITY. For the first time in more than thirty years the democrats arc in possession of the executive, legislative and judiciary departments of the territorial govern nient of New Mexico. There is nothing to hinder concerted action on the part of the democrats and this legislature ought to prove by its acts that the democratic party of New Mexico is worthy of the trust which has lieen delegated to it by the people. The party now has an opportunity to perpet uate itself in New Mexico. It can do this or it can bring itself into disrepute and it all depends upon the action of the legislature within the next two months. Should the actions of the legislature lie governed by wise counsels and the time of the session be occupied in the consideration and passage of laws for the benefit of the territory and not for the benefit of certain rings and cliques, the party will lie strengthened, but if the democrats lend their aiil to the rings and allow corrupt politicians to direct their actions as some of the legislatures have been directed in years past in this terri tory, the party will deserve defeat at the polls at the next election. It is a well known fact that some of the legislatures in years past have been notoriously corrupt and none have been more so than when the republicans were in control of all the branches of the ter ritorial government. If the democrats can show by their ac tions during the next two months that the government of the territory is safe in their hands and congress should see fit to pass an enabling act for the admis . PEN IT EN TIA 11 Y UK PORT. The biennial report of the board of commissioners anil the superintendent of the New Mexico penitentiary for the two years ending November 30th, 1894, has been received. The report shows that the cost of maintaining the prisoners in the peni tentiary has been reduced to such a low figure that the maintenance of the peni tentiary is no longer a serious burden on the taxpayers of the territory. The av erage cost of feeding prisoners in the penitentiary during the year ending November 30lh, was about cents per man per day, or about a cent a day less than the cost of feeding prisoners during the previous year. Valuable improvements have lieen made on the penitentiary grounds during the two years covered by the report, and among these may lie mentioned a wall around the grounds which has been con structed by convict labor. Taking the value of the improvements into consideration, the penitentiary lias not only been self supporting during the past year, but there is a small balance of profit. The superintendent recommends the appropriation of a sufficient amount of money by the legislature to provide machinery for the manufacture of vari ous articles and a plant for the manufac ture of morocco. At the time the report was made there were 142 convicts in the institution, of which number 29 were from this county. San Miguel is the only county which has a larger number of convicts in the peni tentiary than Grant and there are three counties which have no convicts there. These counties are Guadalupe, Union and Valencia. On the whole the report shows that the penitentiary is in a very good condi tion and that it will not be dilhcult to maintain the institution on a practically self-supporting basis. school boy who comes out of a little al tercation with both eyes in mourning, but it isn't making faces at the other fellow and saying " 'Twasn't fair," like some of the other republican papers in New Mexico are doing. It submits gracefully in this wise : The Optic is really uneasy for the Citizen, of Albuquerque. The loss of the prospect of being public printer, seems to have gone to the brain, and unless speedy relief is obtained, fatal apoplexy may result. But laying every thing aside the Uptic does not see any ground for the Citizen's hysterics. As a republican paper the Uptic wishes the republican party could have organized the legislature. We had some irons to heat, which the democrats' success now renders impossible; but we are not going into lunacy about it. The fact is that the democrats had a good opportunity to capture the legisla ture an exceedingly good opportunity and they used it, just as the republicans would have done had the tables been turned, and just as the republicans had captured several previous legislatures. Such things ought not to be, but they are so, from the United States congress down to the most insignificant territorial legislature. The democrats now have their opportunity. Let us submit grace fully, knowing that there is little doubt that affairs will come our way next time. All the lieeling and abusing which the Citizen may engage in for the next two years cannot undo what has been done, or change the fact that in endeavoring to secure the legislative persimmon, the democratic territorial administration had the longest pole. ORA CE FULL Y S UBMITS. The Las Vegas Optic takes a very sen sible view of the legislative situation. o doubt, the uptic teels some like a AS RELIABLE AS USUAL. Last Friday the Enterprise modestly puffed itself as follows; The Silver City Enterprise is the only newspaper in Grant county that keeps a special telegraphic correspondent at Santa Fe, during these exciting times. On Monday afternoon the Enterprise is sued extras every hour and distributed them throughout the city free of chame. The Enterprise as usual is in the lead with the news, which it fur nishes to its patrons several hours, and frequently days in advance of the other papers in the county. In the same issue it printed the fol lowing item of news which would have been important, if true: Special to The Enterprise: Santa Vk, Jan. 3, 7:15 p. 111. House will be organized tomorrow with 13 dem ocrats and 11 republicans. Christy speaker. Next Friday, if the Enterprise hears of it in time, it will state that the house was organized last Friday witli 14 demo crats and 9 republicans and that the democratic speaker, Mr. Dame, appoint ed a committee of five to look into Mr. Christy's case to determine whether he should be allowed a seat in the house at all. The Enterprise should see that its Santa Fe correspondent takes the gold cure and discontinue the publica tion of extras which mislead its readers. Meanwhile the people of Grant county will read Thk Eaoi.k to get accurate and reliable news.