Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills. Page: 94 of 163
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FORTY YEARS AT EL PASO.
"Austin, Texas, February 8, 1869.
"Special to the Galveston News.
"Precisely at what point to begin I am in doubt. This
convention, which we thought was to give civil government
to Texas and to which we necessarily attached
some dignity, has in the end proved itself to be a farce
on the civilization of the nineteenth century. Jack Hamilton
and a few others did all that genius could do to
turn its purposes to legitimate ends. Partially they
failed; but in that failure they left the impress of brains
upon the wild waste of passion which this convention
has given to the world. * * * All mortal things
shall ever have an ending, and this convention is as all
other mortal things.
"Strategic movements on the part of Davis and Hamilton
have filled up the time. Between these two men
there can be no comparison. * * *
"On last Friday night the cloud burst, and for a few
moments the curse of heaven seemed to hang as a pillar
of flame over the convention hall.
"Stern as Davis is, he quivered when Mills of El Paso
tore from his bosom the thin gauze with which he hoped
to hide the dark, selfish and damning purposes of his
heart. Yes, he quivered, but it was for a while only.
The devil never deserts his own for a long time at once.
Davis rallied and poured the long pent-up passion of
his heart upon Mills. Confusion ensued. The issue was
now made. Davis was right and Mills very wrong, or
Davis was wrong and Mills the Nemesis of the night.
A majority of the convention agreed with Mills. But
Davis has his tools. The convention had one more than
a quorum. This quorum must be broken or Davis meets
Here’s what’s next.
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Mills, William W. Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills., book, 1901; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1/94/?q=Forty%20Years%20at%20El%20Paso,%201858-1898:%20Recollections%20of%20War,%20Politics: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .