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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY. MAY 1, 1895.
7 BLATHERSKITES AND CHISTS. ANAR- How the Li Hdlnjf Kepuhllcan Tttper of the West Lookfl at the Situation. It is not entirely safe to assume that the silver men will haveeverything their own way in the democratic national con vention of 1896. This element of the party is noisy and aggressive at present, hut there is no certainty that it is grow ing. Nohody doubts that it is in the as cendent in the west and south, but as it has always been supreme in loth sec tions this situation will not alarm the other element of the party. Those who rememl)er the boasts and threats of the democratic silveriles the eve of the na tional conventions of 1888 and 1892, and their ignominious failure to make either good, will no. In; very powerfully im pressed with their moulhings this year. Apparently there has been a growth of free coinage sentiment among the western democracy in the past few months, hut the surface indications on this point are exceedingly apt to be de lusive. There can be no doubt that the Illinois convention in June will declare for free silver, but a gathering at all rep- Iirlgadiur General Hilan. Last week Col. Bliss, who was com manding officer at Fort Bayard, was pro-' moted to be a brigadier general as was predicted in these columns some weeks ago. Col. Bliss was deserving of the promotion and will probably be given the command of this department. He was the recipient of a number of con gratulatory telegrams last Thursday after his promotion had become known. The Denver News says of the appoint ment: "At army headquarters in Den ver it has been prophesied that Colonel Z. It. Bliss would, receive the appoint ment which was announced from Wash ington last night. The title of brigadier general will sit lightly upon such á man as Bliss. He is known as one of the handsomest, most gentlemanly and most affable of all the officers of the United States army. His headquarters havei been for two or three years at Fort Ba yard, N. M., where an officer of large experience and tried ability has been re quired. General Bliss is a native of Rhode Island and entered West Point in 1850, graduating as second lieutenant of infantry one year after General McCook left the institution. At the opening of the war he was a captain in the regular lant and intrepid volunteer officer in the army of the Potomac during the civil war, being colonel of the 10th Rhode Island volunteers in May, 1862, and afterward colonel by transfer of the 7th Rhode Island volunteer infantry. He was honorably mustered out of the volunteer service June 9, 1865. For gal lant and meritorious services at the bat tle of Fredericksburg he was breveted major in the regular army December 13, 1862, and, for similar services at the bat tle of the Wilderness, he was breveted lieutenant colonel of regulars. He is about 61 years old. At the time of his promotion he was colonel of the 24th in fantry with headquarters at Fort Bay ard, where he has been in command since 1888. Probably no man in the army is more familiar with Indian char acter and Indian warfare than Brigadier General Bliss and his multitude of friends and admirers in this region earn estly hope that he will succeed Gen. McCook as commander of the depart ment of the Colorado." Mogollón Stage Line. capture the state conventions of their party they have succeeded. They are and long havt lieen in the majority in their parly in the state. But is their majority greater now than it was one, two or four years ago? The level-headed man on the ground who refuses to lie stampeded by the yawps of the llinrich sons and the Allgelds will be very slow about answering this question in the af firmative. Men of this class have had the western democracy behind them in the national conventions of their party ever since the silver question liecame a burning issue, but they have always been beaten in those gatherings. Brute numbers have been overcome by intelligence, discipline and tact, as generally happens when these forces come in conllict. The abil ity, characüer, social standing and wealth of the democracy are in the sound-mony element of the party, and this element is not going to capitulate to the blatherskites and anarchists who are leading theother faction. Much sound and fury are coming from the silveriles, but these may signify little when the test of actual battle come?. The anti-free coin ers are not saying much, but when the time conies for action they will undoubt edly be ready. St. Louis Globe Demo crat. The Rio Grande is kroining and in many places is already over its banks. resentative of the democracy of that state on this question would have done Lnny i i863 he was made colonel of! Sta8e Lcave8 Silver City Mon ...e ame inn.g any ume wun.n me past tho Tentl, Ull0(le illfantrV) wIlh.h , d Wednesdays and Fridays at eight years. Whenever the silverite lie commanded during the war. He! democrats in Illinois in recent years 1M,,,oillte(1 colonei of ,lu, Twenty-1 8 a-m- started out earnestly and intelligently to . t.t.,h i,,f,mt, a ..-i on ibqc. ir., I seen extensive service at all the princi pal points in the west and as an Indian fighter attained an enviable reputation in the army. Friends of General Bliss are of the opinion that he will be as signed to the command of the depart ment of the Colorado. ' j The Santa Fe New Mexican says: "Zenas R., Bliss was appointed from Rhode Island as a cadet at West Point July 1, 1850; graduated July 1, 1854, and appointed brevet 2d lieutenant of 1st infantry ; 2d lieutenant October 17, 1860; captain of 8th infantry May 14, 1866; transferred to 25th infantry March 15, 1869; lieutenant colonel of 19th in fantry March 4, 1879; colonel of 24th in fantry April 20, 1886. Before the war he served very many years on the Texas W 111 N. M. frontier and made a fine record as a gal- Office at Wells Fargo & Go's Ex press Office. NO FUN ABOUT IT E. ROSENBERG, BOOT AND SHOEMAKER. I promise you faithfully. In tho long run, you sliull save half your money, by huvlni; your work neatly mm promptly dono to suit yourself, lit K. KUSEMIF.kU'S Silver City. N. M. FLEMING CATTLE CO. It V i f I 1Í H Range : Fleming and vicinity. Postolfice : Silver City, The CLARK- WHITSON LEITCH MUSICCO. Trie &FÍ3FTT EL PASO, TEXAS, Hi) Snn Fiiineinco Si. Plano. ALBUQUERQUE, X. 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