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A Journal Devoted to the Interests of Lincoln County.
CARRIZO,0, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, JULY 17, 1908.
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P. Q. Peters,
The first trial of a criminal na
ture heard at the present term of
the Lincoln county district court,
came up for trial Monday of this
week, The defendants were Fe
lix and Jose Pcrca, brothers,
charged with assault to kill and
assault with a deadly weapon.
During the taking of the testi
mony the district attorney entered
a nolle prosequi of the graver
charge, and the case proceeded
The case went to the jury at 10
o'clock in the evening, and under
instructions of the court returned
a sealed verdict about one o'clock.
The verdict was read next morn
ing, and it was that Felix was
not truiltv and that Jose was
guilty .as charged, with a rccom
mendation for clemency.
Practically all of last week was
devoted to the disposition of civil
matters, in which the services of
the petit jury were not required.
Ouo civil case of a minor nature
was heard before a jury last week
u horse being the stake and re
plevin the nature of the case.
The grand jury has been runn
inir along, returning ciuite a num
ber of indictments and turning off
a large volume of business.
When the Nrws man left Lin
coln Tuesday morning, thirty-
live true bills had been returned,
uul uiuctecn no bills. A great
number of the indictments arc for
minor infractions of the law.
The grand jury expected to con
clude its labors and adjourn yes
A BOLD ROUDQRY.
Sometime Friday night a room
in tuc notci annex, m wntcii a
large amountof painting materia
was stored, was broken into, and
a considerable portion of the stuff
stolen. The robbery was (lis
covered the following morning.
and on investigation it was found
that 100 pounds of white lead,
four bolts of canvas and about
twenty rolls of wall paper were
missing. The padlock with which
the door was fastened wus either
picked or broken off and was
missing. Wagon tracks showed
that two trips had been made to
the annex during the night. The
tracks of a man wearing large
sized shoes, leading from the
annex to where the wagon stood,
were visible next morning. Where
the stuff was taken to is not
known, as all trace of the wagon
disappeared when it reached the
open street. The material be
longed to the painting depart
ment of the railroad company,
and wus placed in the annex for
the convenience of the painters
who arc painting and papering
the railroad hotel. The thief
might have helped himself to
oils, colors, brushes, etc., but
probably did not need them, and
took just what lie uul need and
no more. The officers arc work
ing on two different clues, one is
that the stult was taken out ot
town in a wagon, and the other
is that the wagon was only used
as a blind, and that the material
is still here. In cither case they
believe they will recover the pro
perty and land the thief.
A PATHETIC DHATH. 1
The wife of F. M. Johnson died
Saturday morning, aged 30 years,
after a lingering illness extend
ing over five years, and the re
mains were interred the same af
ternoon in the local cemetery.
She came here from southeast
Missouri about four months ago
in the hope that a change of cli
mate would help her, but became
worse and sunk gradually from
her arrival until death ended her
suffering. She leaves, besides a
husband, a boy about seven years
and an intant about cigut months,
who will have to start out on
their iourncv throuirh life hcavilv
handicapped, without the iiilf
ence and advice of a mother to
guide their footsteps along the
life's thorn-strewn highway. A
father, no matter how good, can
not take the place of a mother. It
is a pitiable case, and deserving
the sympathy of some philnn-thropically-iucliucd
would take charge of the children,
educate them and give them nil
even start in life's race. The
husband and father desires us to
express his gratitude to the kind
people of Carrizozo who assisted
in looking after hishelplcss little
ones and nursing his wife during
her last illness.
Almost every portion of Lin
coln county has been blessed with
good ruins the past week, al
though in each instance they
have been local, not general. On
Monday a tine rain tell at Lin
coln and below, and the Ruidoso
country also had a good wetting.
Monday night rain fell in various,
sections of the county, the light
est fall being around Capitan. A
very heavy rain fell at White
Oaks Tuesday, and at Carrizozo
and the nearby mountains the
fall was heavy. Almost every
day a shower falls in some parts
of the county, and the indications
arc that the general season of
moisture has made its appearance,
dud all nature will smile.
Rubber boots, slickers, ruin
coats, umbrellas, at lowest prices.
I Carrizozo Trading Co.
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