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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY, JI NK 111, 195. Published every Wednesday Morning by A. J. LOOMIS. Entered at tlie iiostofliee at Silver City, N. -M.. for transmission through tlie mails at second class rates. atchword. Tlie attitude of the exist ing parties toward tlie silver question will depend upon the expression of pub lic opinion. Each of the great parties will want to he upon the popular side of the question, in order that it may gain more votes than it loses." ODIce on Yanklc Street between Texas and Arizona Streets. Advertising Hates on Application. Subscription Kutos, Postage l'repnlri: One year - - - - ... gs.oo Six months 1.00 Three months - .ño SILVEK CITY, N. M.. JUNE, 111. 1KII5. Silver Lead . ..66 .3.12 CHANGING FRONT. The Chicago Record has been one of the most rabid anti-silver papers in the country, but it is beginning to look at the silver question in a new light. Some time ago that paper conceived the idea of having a test vote on the silver ques tion in the city of Chicago. The result of the vote so far has been about two votes for silver to one against. Tlie Record recently printed the following editorial "One fact brought out very plainly by the Record's test vote on the silvcrques tion is that the issue is causing a great disturbance in both the old parties Life-long republicans are in the ranks of the free silver advocates, and will sup- port the party most favorable to that cause. On the other hand, many stanch democrats are decidedly opposed to free silver, and are ready to leave their party if it puts a free silver plank in its plat form. "Une democrat who sent a negative vote to the Record ballot box commented upon the matter thus: 'I have voted for Seymour, Tilden, Hancock, and for Cleveland every time; but I will not vote for a free silver man, no matte which party he belongs to. On the other hand many republicana express sentiments like these: 'I am and have always leen a republican, but I will cast my next vote with the party that favors free coinage of silver.' The absorbing interest which the silver question lias for the public is shown by the fact that. some voters consider it the only issue worth voting upon, and have refrained from voting at recent elections because neither party had definitely committed itself on the subject. "The silver question will be the par amount issue in the next national elec tion. The tariff issue will be relegated to the background for tlie time being Either some one of the existing partie will take up the cause of free silver thereby getting many voles away from the other party and losing many of its own adherents, or a new party will enter the lield with frte silver as its THE PERALTA CASE. During the past week the claimant of the great Peralta grant has convinced every fair minded man, who was not already convinced, that the pretended title to the grant of 12,800,000 acres of land in the best parts of Arizona and New Mexico is nothing more nor less than a fabrication of forgery and perjury. The climant admitted on the stand that he had made many thousands of dollars by relinquishing claim to proper ty which he claimed was embraced in the grant. In some instances as much as $25,000 had been paid by a single com pany to this blackmailer in order to get him to relinquish his claim on property the title to which was supposed to have been clouded by this grant. It has been conclusively shown that no such grant was ever made by the Spanish govern ment and the person to whom the gf ant- was said to have been made never exist ed. The wife of the claimant, instead of being a descendant of Huron Peralta, is known to be a daughter of an Indian of Sherwood valley, California. The value of the land claimed is al most bey and comprehension. The grant took in all of the land between Pluenix and Silver City and included both of these towns. The value of the mines on this grant is many millions of dollars as the rich copHr mines at Clifton and Globe lie within the boundaries of the grant. The claimant, Reavis, plaved for big stakes but his case was defective. He had spent a quarter of a million in getting the case ready, but he found a difficulty in fixing the old Spanish records which he could not surmount. attorney to wake up some of these delin quents and collect the taxes which have been delinquent for so long. It will be to the interest of property owners whose taxes have not been paid for some years to call and pee the collector aliout it. A (soon many of the taxpayers of this county have been complaining for some years that many of the property owners of the county do not pay their taxes and that year after year, although their prop erty has been advertised for taxes, they still continue to avoid the payment of taxes. These complaints are not with out foundation. There are people in this county who have not paid their taxes for years and no very active meas ures have been taken to enforce the pay ment of these taxes. This is unfair to the taxpayers who promptly pay their taxes and should not be allowed to con tinue, and there are good reasons for be lieving that Biieh a condition of affairs will not be allowed to continue for many weeks after the first of next month when the taxes now unpaid will liecomo del in quent. It Is the intention of the district The New York Commercial Advertiser proposes that the democrats who favor the single gold standard shall join the republicans next year and fight the sil ver democrats. This is the only way the gold bugs can prevent the election of a free silver man for president next year if, indeed, they can prevent it in this way. It is quite probable that some of the followers of Grover Cleveland will bolt the regular democratic convention, should that convention nominate a free silver man for president as now seems altogether probable. These bolters will be obliged to either unite with the re publicans or persuade the republicans to unite with them if they would make themselves heard in the campaign next year. With either John Sherman or G rover Cleveland at the head of the gold bug ticket, the gold bug democrats and the gold bug republicans could walk up to the polls together and vote for the same candidate. Grovcr Cleveland may run for president for the fourth time next year on the republican ticket. Jrnou Hamilton has denied the men whó were convicted of tlie murder of Francisco Chaves, at Santa Fe, a new trial and the attorneys for thedefendants have made a motion for an arrest of judg ment. One of the jurors who served . in the cafe made an affidavit last week which, if true, would undoubtedly save the necks of the murderers of Francisco Chaves. This juror swears that the sheriff' of Santa Fe county repeatedly came into the room where the jurors in the case were and had long conversations with different memliers of the jury, but this is denied under oath by the jurors with whom the sheriff is charged with having had the conversations. Nothing will he left undone to cheat the gallows in this case, hut it is possible that jus tice will lie done and the murderers of Chaves will be executed. Tiik Enterprise seems to be deeply concerned about the editorial depart ment of Tiik Eaoi.r and its concern is likely to increase in the near future. For the present the editorial writers on that paper might profitable spend their time in trying to explain why that paper found It necessary to falsify the record In the bond matter. There is fun ahead. V. IV. IIo.ntkh has assumed the editor ial management of the Albuquerque Democrat and the paper is steadily im proving, both in the editorial and local departments.