The Cameron Herald. (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 17, 1898 Page: 4 of 8

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OSCAJB t. M cAN ALLY, Editor.
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neconil-t'lucsniall ninltr-r.
The fusion policy will never
win any permanent successes.
It reprsents compromises of prin-
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Kansas went back to tho re-
publican ranks this year
Jerry Simpson
to make a
landing for congress.
Barney Gibbs will have from
now until the next eleotion to
study up some new hobby. That
railroad business failed to pan
Late reports indicate that
Phillips, populist, has defeated
Earp, demoorat, in the legislative
district oomposed of Camp and
Upshur oounties.
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The entire democratic tioket
was eieoted in Falls county by
handsome majorities. Chief in-
terest centered in the raoe for
sheriff, the office being held by a

The newspaper men in Galves-
ton are at work to raise funds to
assist the State in the prosecu-
tion of Easley for the murder of
Blythe. The committee of solic-
itation have already seoured a
large subscription, the subscrib-
ers being from all olasses of peo-
The First Texas is being sup-
plied with Krag-Jorgensen rifles.
The oommand will be sent to
Cuba. Gen. Lee hopes to com-
plete the objeots of his expedition
by next summer, .so that corps
oan return home before the siokly
season. He says the summer
heat in Cuba is very oppressive.
I -
The question of constitutional
amendments is again being dis-
eussed in the papers. It would
be muoh better to allow this mat
ter to rest, as it is a very oostly
procedure. It would be muoh
better to have a constitutional
eonvention and revamp the
whole soope of organio law.
No man will appear in the
Twenty-sixth legislature to plaoe
Jerome Kearby in nomination for
the United States senate. Two
years henoe it will be found im-
possible to find 20,000 men in
Texas willing to acknowledge
that they ever belonged to the
populist party. The crew has
retired from the stage and the
ourtain has dropped.
The next legislature will be
asked to place sleeping and pal-
ace cars under the jurisdiction of
the commission, and to make it a
penalty for receiving as well as
offering rebates. The law as it
now stands punishes the rail-
roads only, and on that aooount
it has been found difficult to en-
force the law.
The populists this year failed
to elect any uf their legislative
nominees, either for the senate or
house. The republicans eieoted
one member of the house,. A*. C.
Tompkins, of Hempstead. The
results of the eleotion show that
populism in Texas is dead. Gon-
zales oounty, a populist strong-
hold, is again in the democratic
column. Comanche oounty gave
a majority for Lanham for con-
The Tenth distriot, under or-
dinary conditions, is demooratio,
but with the defection of the
gold standard domocrats in Gal-
veston, and tho flocking of the
populists to the Hawley standard
in the interior counties, Robson
wont under. Robson waa not
. strong in his homo county, but
in the distriot lie made a most
remarkaMo fight, and gave his
opponent a close race. Saycrs
made several spoochesin the dis-
trict, and exerted his powerful
influence fur the democratic con-
gressional oandidate. The de-
feat was the result of past differ-
Some Political Notes.
The returns from the county
election last week are in and they
show the utter hopelessness for
further contention on the part of
tho populists for supremacy in
the affairs of the county. Morr-
is shown than is indioated on the
face of the actual vote polled.
There were local contests in the
populist strongholds on tho south
side of Little river, with the re-
sult that a much larger vote was
drawn out there than in practi-
cally solid democratic precincts.
In Beats 2 and 7 one thousand
demooratio voters failed to cast
their ballots, beoause they re-
garded the county as safe for
demooraoy, anyway. Cameron
did not poll her strength by more
than 100 votes, and these, had
they been drawn out, would have
gone to the democratic nominees
from 8ayers to Avriett. In Beat
2, there was practically no con-
test on the eleotion of local offi-
cers, and out of a vote of about
1400, there are not as many as
20 populist voters. The loss at
Maysfield alone from neglect to
vote was at least 200, 150 at
Jones Prairie and nearly 100 a*
Baileyvrlle from the same cause.
In Beat 7, the returns from Ben
Arnold, Yarrellton, Marak,Bur-
lington and Walker's Creek
show the same result. On the
south side of the river, Hamilton
Chapel, Sandy Creek, New Sa-
lem, Gay Hill, Bethlehem and
other boxes show about the same
strength polled two years ago,
when the oounty's vote reached
high tide. Had the opposition
iplaoed a full county ticket in the
field, interest would have been
inspired and the demooratio vote
of the oounty would have receiv-
ed an addition of 1200 or 1500
▼ote This is not oonjeeture,
but is based upon the vote of
1896, and a comparison made
with the turnout on Tuesday of
last week. The vote of the
oounty two years ago exceeded
7,200 and this year it did not
reaoh 5,600. Had a full vote
been polled, Biokett's majority
would have reached 2000 votes,
and no other oandidate on the
opposition tioket could have
reached 2500 votes. Shelton for
the legislature had the support,
generally, of the democrats* who
supported Nabours, and they
polled and exerted an influence
of some 200 votes in the county.
This was not unforeseen. Biok-
ett made a splendid fight and his
triumph sweeps populism from
the arena in Milam oounty. The
demooratio nominee for county
treasurer was a man of strong in-
dividuality and is personally
very strong. During the cam-
paign scores of democrats wore
heard to say that they sympa-
thized with Nabours and that
Bickett being safe anyway, they
would not vote this year. No
one outside of populist precinots
believed that Nabours had any
ohanoe to win, and were surpris-
ed when he threw himself into
the race this year. The defeat in
this raoe wipes out the last ves-
tige of the Macune and Barber
regime in Milam oounty. The
oounty is as safely democratic
now as she has ever boon in all
her history. There aro a few
threads hanging in some locali-
ties for precinct offices, 4aut these
wiil be broken at tho next elec-
tion. The Herald stated that
developments have sustained that
statement. It is not natural for
three parties to sustain their
identity. Populist doctrines are
too extreme to succeed in push-
ing the democracy out of the way
in tho South, or the republicans
in the North, and henco its life
will bo short. It is a toy to be
played with by one party in one
section of the country, and by
another party in another. Its
demise will bo history repeating
itself. The issues of 1900 will be
fought out by the democrats and
republicans. The populist or-
ganization will virtually melt
away that year. No one will
even want to fuse with it in any
seotian of the country, except in
a few small States in the North-
west. It is not even the offspring
of a condition; it is the child of
agitation. Thousands of good
men were caught on the wave
and carried far astray, but their
their reason will return and they
will realize that they have been
made the victims of scheming
and designing men. The race
made by Gibbs for governor
shows the extent of tho reaction.
On Thursday of last week the
Galveston Tribune published a
sport article which gave great
offense to Edwin S. Easley, who
was defeated at the reoent elec-
tion for county judge of Galves-
ton county. Easley was a major
in the First Texas cavalry, but
returned home in time to make
the race for the office named.
The Tribune article was a bit of
gossip bearing in some way upon
domestic affairs, but all names
were carefully concealed. The
article was not of a character to
provoke wrath, but it doubtless
touched a matter about which
the offended was extremly sensi-
tive. Easley at once sent for one
of the proprietorii of the Tribune
and from him desired,to learn the
author of the article in question.
Not being able to give the infor-
mation wanted, Easley oalled at
the business office of the Tribune
where he was informed that the
article was written by W. B.
Blythe, a reporter for the paper.
Blythe was at that time engaged
in the composing room of the
paper and was sent for. The
men had never before met. When
they were introduced, Blythe ex-
tended his hand, but as he did
so Easley demanded to know
who informed him with reference
to the matter contained in the ob-
jectionable publication. Blythe
promptly gave the name of the
party, and Easley at once drew
his pistol. Two men in the office
seized Easley and Blythe and
Blythe at once grappled to pre-
vent being shot The men in the
composing room hastened upon
the scene and did all they could
to prevent the tragedy. They
held Easley and remonstrated
with him, and Blythe assured
him that an apology would be
made, and furthermore, that no
offense had been intended. Final-
ly Easley seemed to relax his ex-
ertions and began to listen to ap-
peals for peaoe, but no sooner
had he been released than he
shot Blythe through the heart,
and the viotim fell to the floor,
expiring in a few minutes. Eas-
ley is a powerful, muscular man,
while Blythe was physically very
weak. After the shooting Easley
retired from the room and was
soon in tho hands of officers, who
placed him in jail. Blythe stood
very high in Galveston,'and pub-
lic sentiment appears to bo much
wrought up over tho deplorable
affair. The grand jury is in ses-
sion and tho matter will receive
prompt investigation.
Harrison and Darwin, the pop-
ulist State senators, got lost in
tho shuffle this year.
With a short business session
of the legislature next January,
the public will be satisfied. The
next house of representatives will
bo composed mainly of new mem-
bun, but it may ba that they will
proVe to bo workers, and not like
tho parrot, given to talking too
In tho Tenth district, within-
complete returns from Lavaca
county, Robson has 10,368 votes
to 17,824 for Hawley. In this
distriot, the 7th, Henry will have
a plurality of not less than 18,-
000. He carried every oounty
by a very large plurality, and
received a majority in all of them.
Two years ago the populist
candidate for congress received
643 votes in Galveston oounty,
and this year Baird, the populist
oandidate for the same offioe, re-
ceived only 41 votes in that coun-
ty. The ohairman of the demo-
cratic executive committee says
that the pops this year voted for
Hawley in order to defeat Rob-
son, the democratic nominee.
Baird received less than 2,700
votes in the entire distrist.
The republicans will have a
majority in tho next congress
and wiil asrain elect Tom Reed
speaker. Tho democrats willlot-e
several members of the United
States sonata, a .iouj them being
White of California. Allen, pop-
ulist, of N< a, v. ill be bti ■-
ceed by a ivpithlicpn. Clarion
Cutler, of North Carolina, will
i)e sueceded by a democrat. -Mur-
phy, democrat, of New York,
will be succeeded by a republican.
Tho republican majority in the
house will be about thirteen.
Governor Sayers has been
spending his time since the elec-
tion at his home in Bastrop,
where numerous friends have
visited him. He will leave for
Washington before the close of
the month, and will probably re-
sign his seat in congress about
the time of adjournment for the
holidays. Albert Burleson, his
successor in congress, will not
qualify until March, and hence
there will be a vacancy of a
couple of months.
| Tho Fourth congressional dis-
i trict gave a democratic majority
j of more than 10,000. Four years
, ; ago the district \>as regarded as
the significant viotory was won doubtful, and the last time Dave
two years ago, when Barber was Culberson ran his majority was
defeated for oounty judge, and I very small.
Gov. Candler of Georgia has
reduced his military staff from
104 to 36.' It is said that his ret-
itnue was formerly composed of
fashionable young men, and the
situation carried with it a gorg-
eous uniform and a salary of $200
per annum, in addition to the
rank of colonel, a title never per-
mitted to leave a man in Georgia.
If Georgia's governer ends his
offioial career as well as he be
gan it, he will be entitled to the
lasting gratituda of the publio.
The election last week in South
Carolina was productive of seri
ou8 race troubles and riots, and
considerable excitement contin
ues to prevail in that State and
in North Carolina. Among the
white men killed in South Car
olina was J. I. Etheridge, brother
of Mr. 5D. N. Etheridge of this
county, and who resides near
Cameron. Mr. Etheridge was
shot and killed while at the polls
to vote. The people were ex-
cited to a frenzy and war of ex-
termination was precipitated, and
months perhaps will be required
to quiet the tumult.
The polioy of the United States
to hold the Philippine archipel-
ago without assuming any debt
is developing by degress. It is
the probable intention of Spain to
refuse a treaty, but not to resist
the encroachments of this gov-
ernment. She will notify the
powers of Europe of her inability
to resist the actions of the Amer-
icans, and a great war is not be-
yond the range of probability.
Senator Gray is said to be the
only man on our peace commis-
sion who opposes the program of
the McKinley administration.
Gray has been silent, but it is as-
serted that he is much displeased
and would resign from the com-
mission were it not for the result
which would follow from a
breach in the face of tho enemy.
When he returns home ho will
doubtless lead the fight in the
senate against the endorsement
of <hc administration policy. The
democrats throughout tho coun-
try aro very much opposed to a
policy that will necessitate the
support of a large standing
army, and as in this case, with-
out adequate returns for the
enormous expense whioh will be
The Calvert Courier remarks
Thanksgiving day will doubt-
less be well observed in Calvert.
Let us all be thankful that we
still enjoy a transitory existence
upon this terrestial planet, and
have not yet been condemned to
the orthodox amphitheater, said
to be located a few miles beneath
Marlin, in which the chief spec-
taoular exhibition is fire-works.
Bakifig Powder
Made from puie
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
against alum*
Alum baking; powders are the greatest
:ers to health of tf
menacers <
the present day.
The Brazos Pilot calls attention
to the fact that:
Mr. Crouch, the republican
nominee for congress from the
Cuero district, has not yet decid-
ed what disposition the United
States should make of the Phil-
ippine Islands, but he will prob-
ably have his mind fully made
up on that subject by the time
he takes a seat in the house of
The Colorado Citizen believes
in more constitutional patch-
work, remarking that:
Now that the election is over,
the Citizen trusts that all petty
bickerings and personal animos-
ities will be relegated to oblivion,
and everybody and everything
assume its normal condition.
When the Citizen goes to the leg-
islature it will introduce a consti-
tutional amendment providing |
for reduction of number of sena- j
tors and representatives, and for |
elections every four years.
The Fannin County Favorite
states that:
There is hardly a day that
passes on which we do not read
of someone burning to death. It
is generally some female or ohild
whose cl;thes become ignited,
and before being extinguished
the person is burned to death.
Many people are far too careless.
Women and ohildren are often
attired in ootton skirts, and they
burn almost like dowder. Fires
we are bound to have, and we
ought to have more cafe with
respect to them.
The Brenham Banner remarks
Gen Breckenridge's1 severe
criticism of the incompetency,
not to say cowardly conduct, of
Gen. Shafter in the Santiago
campaign, has lost him his posi
tion of major-general in the
United States army. However,
as between the two men, we
would greatly prefer to occupy
the position of Gen. Brecken-
ridge as a noble, gallant and
courageous private citizen, to
the gold-laced, shoulder-strap-
ped Gen. Shafter, whose record
as a soldier on the field of battle
is tainted with that of cowardice.
The editor of this paper is under
many obligations to the demo-
cratic editors of Texas, and
among them we mention Mr. A.
R. McCollum, of the Waco Trib-
une, who says:
Editor McAnally, of the es-
teemed Cameron Herald, was
elected on the 8th instant to the
lower house of the legislature
from Milam county. Ho is a
democrat, and we have no doubt
but that he will bo as useful and
successful as a law-maker as he
has been as a newspaper pub-
lisher and editor.
Wo shall not disappoint the
people who elected us, nor our
friends outside the county. Or-
dinary intelligence, industry and
honesty of purpose are enough to
rely upon for suooess in any
kind of work.
The Lockhart Register states
It is said that a Bohemian ed-
itor at LaGrange is responsible
for the defeat of Judge Bobson.
He had a personal grudge against
the judge and used his Bohemian
paper with telling effect.
The Bryan Eagle has this to
The town council of Hutchin-
son, Kansas, has passed an or-
dinance against ' 'A Hot Time in
the Old Town To-night." "Any
person or persons," says the or-
dinance, "who snail wilfully and
maliciously whistle, hum, sing or
hollow said tune, or who shall
play the notes thereof upon any
organ, hand-organ, piano, flute,
olarionet, trombone, bass drum
or any other musical instrument,
within the limits of the city, shall
be fined not less than $1 nor more
than $20, and confined twenty-
four hours in the lock-up, or as
much longer as the magistrate
shall deem best for the publio
welfare." _________
The Belton Journal calls atten-
tion to these figures:
In the democratic primary at
Sparta there were 100 votes cast.
On Tuesday at the same box the
vote stood: Sayers, 77; Gibbs,
65; Henry, 75; Cunningham, 58.
There are some boxes in Milam
county whioh make about the
same showing, notably, Ad Hall.
We had the strict test in this
oounty, and yet men affiliated in
the primary eleotion, and after-
wards voted for Gibbs ahd the
balance of the populist and inde*
pendent ticket. The test ex-
cluded men from the May pri-
may who voted the entire demo-
oratio ticket from top to bottom,
and will continue to do so in the
future. A pledge to support the
nominees at the ensuing election
is the only true democratic test,
and the only appeal that oan be
made is to a man's sense of
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Is that dragging, pulling^
sensation with you from morn
till night ?
Why not put tho medicine
exactly on the disease ? Why
inot apply the cure right to (
kthe spot itself ?
You can do it with
Immediately after the
^Piaster is applied, you feeli
Jits warming, soothing in-J
vfiuence. Its healing remedies'
| quickly penetrate down deep
into the inflamed tissues.
Pain is quieted, soreness is re-
lieved^and strength imparted.
No ptaftter was ever made like It.
No plaster ever acted bo quickly
and thoroughly. No plaster ever
bad mtch complete control over all
kinds of poia.
Placed over the chest it is
a powerful aid to Aycr's
Cherry Pectoral; relieving
congestion and drawing out
" inflammation. *
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