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THE EAGLE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1896 Published every Wednesday Morning by A. J. LOOMIS. Entered at the postofllce at Silver Olty, N. M., for transmission through the mails at second class rutes. Office on Ya tilde Street between Texas and Arizona Streets. Advertising Untes on Application. Subscription Rates, Postage Prepaid; One year ..... 2.00 Six months ..... l.uo Three months - - - - .50 SILVER CITY, N. M.. JANUARV 22, 1880. Silver 67 H Lead 2.90 CHICAGO SELECTED. There was a lively fight in Washington last week over the lo cation of the national democratic convention, but on the twenty ninth ballot Chicagowon with nota vote to spare. At the start St. Louia led and that place was the most formidable opponent Chicago had to the last. The selection of a western city is a victory for the western demo crats, in as much as New York was in the fight in earnest for the con vention. It must be admitted that the selection of Chicago is a vic tory for the free silver element of the democratic party, and it may go a long way in determining the nomination. There is no large city in the country more favorable to the free and unlimited coinage of silver than Chicago and the con vention can be accommodated as well there as in any other city in the country except New York. The national committee has set aside all precedent in naming a date later than that named by the party out of power unless, indeed, the democrats on the committee considered the republicans in power by reason of that party having con trol of both branches of congress. It seems that the members of the advoqates of a "six weeks campaign" found no favor with the members of the democratic national commit tee who wisely concluded that the voters of the country ought to have time to discuss the candidates and issues fully before having to cast their ballots. It may be positively asserted that the next president of these United States will be named by the dele gates who assemble at Chicago on Tuesday, July 7, 1896! It is a little premature to give his name just now, but he will be a free sil ver man. LUCKY DEPOSITORS. Receiver John W. Schofield of the defunct Albuquerque National bank has abont completed his trust. He has sent the checks on to Washing ton to be signed and on or about the 1st of the coming month the last 25 per cent of the 100 per cent, due depositors will be paid. This dividend will shut off the warrant speculators, as court certificates is sued on the funds in the Albuquer que National bank are now worth their face. Mr. Schofield has ably administered the affairs of the trust confided to his care and is certainly deserving of the thanks of all interested parties. Albu querque Democrat. The depositors in the Albuquer que National Bank were lucky in having such a man as Mr. Scho field selected as receiver of the in stitution. That bank failed some time after the bank here and at Deming and yet these banks have paid but 40 per cent, of the amount due depositors at the time of the failure, or rather less than current rates of interest on the deposits. If the receiver of the Dane banks could be induced to hurry up the settlement of the affairs of these banks, it would please a great many of the creditors, but perhaps he is not anxious to have his salary stopped. Governor Thornton removed Richard Hudson from his position as a member of the board of Peni tentiary Commissioners last week and wrote a letter explaining his action. Not to be outdone by the governor, Richard replied. Roth letters were published and the most casual observer can easily see that the relations between the two men are not of the most cordial. The governor imagined when he ap pointed Col. Hudson on the board that he would aid and assist the administration, but he reckoned without his host. While Dick en joys the society of democrats, he has never been known to give them any aid or comfort politically and we venture the opinion that he never had any intention of advanc ing the interests of Gov. Thornton's administration or the democratic party in New Mexico but, on the contrary, had an eye single to the advancement of republican inter ests with an anchor to windward for himself. One of the most considerate men in New Mexico is Max Frost. After he had sent out the notices of the meeting of the Bureau of Immigra tion to the members, he wrote to some of his particular friends on the board that there would bo no meeting and added that it would be unnecessary for them to come. Evidently he didn't want them to take the long and tiresome journey to Santa Fe for nothing. But Max was mistaken. Therewas a meet ing. There happened to be just enough of the legally qualified members in attendance to make a quorum in spite of the absence of Max and his friends and they con cluded that they would elect a man who would at least be present at the time and place named in the call fór the annual meeting. Some of the republican papers in the territory are wailing because of the retirement of Max Frost from the position of secretary of the Bureau of Immigration. Max would never have been secretary if he had not, as he admitted o-v the day of the meeting last week,'"fixed the board to suit himself." Max did his part of the work all right, but some of his friends failed to qualify and their places were filled by men who concluded that Mr. Frost had held the position long enough and that they would put a man in his place who would suit them better. There is fun ahead. St. Catron is booming Reed for president and Reed is against the admission of New Mexico. How do the free silver republicans like the action of their delegate in congress?