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A Journal Devoted to the Interests of Lincoln County.
CARRIZOZO, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, JULY 31. 18.
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P. G. Peters,
TUB RESERVOIR ALEAK
A large force of men and teams
are engaged this week stopping
a leak in the large reservoir known
as Watson's lake, near Nogal. It
is the opinion of the engineer iu
cliargc of the work that the leak
is in the forty-foot cut leading
from the reservoir, and was caused
by the heavy blasting while ex
cavating. The cut is now being
filled in and tamped down. The
loss of water through leakage has
been between three and four in
ches a day, which represents a
large volume of water, as the lake
covers about sixty acres. At last
report the leakage was reduced to
one inch a day, and it is believed
it will be stopped altogether.
A rancher who lives within a
few miles of the lake was agree
ably surprised one morning re
cently while walking over his
land by discovering a spring of
pure water. It is believed the
gpriug leads from reservoir, and
when the leak is stopped the
Spring is liable to disappear as
suddenly as it came.
, flMic reservoir close to town
sprung a leak recently also. The
water was drawn off, it was found
that there was a large break in
the aomotit bottom. The nccos
gtiry repairs are being done this
vt5R, ami tne water wm ue turn
od on in a day or two.
A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
Free, the little eight-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Rigglc,
of Cupitaii, met with an accident
last week that deprived him of
his right arm. He was thrown
from his pet pony, and the bones
iu his right arm and in the elbow
were crushed and broken. The
bones were set, but in less than
12 hours inllamation set in and it
became necessary to amputate the
urm. The arm was so badly
bruised, and inllamation spread
so rapidly that the entire arm had
to be taken oil, only a stub two
inches lone rcmaiuiuir. The
little fellow bore the operation
well and rallied Irom the shock,
apparently iu good condition, but
it is learcu tltat tne poison Had
extended further than the sur
geon's knife. If it had not he
will recover quickly.
The boy has suffered for several
years with disease ot ine Done,
which partly deprived htm ol the
use of his lower limbs, yet with
the aid of crutches he romped and
frolicked with as much agility as
the best of his playmates, Not
withstanding his infirmity, he is
an exceptionally intelligent and
manly little fellow, full of spjrit,
and led his play fellows in their
irames. After the accident he is
Ireportod to have said: "Well,
pupa, the doctor may be able to
fix my arm, but if it had been my
neck then what would you do?"
Deep sympathy is felt for the
poor nine lenow, auuaiso tor uis
parents, by whom he is idolized.
UECOA1BS A BENEDICT.
"It is not well for man to live
alone," some one said in the dim
and misty past, and as an evidence
that an editor believes that what
anolied in the bv-tiono centuries
is just as applicable iu the twen
tieth century, we have the plea
sure of chronicling the marriage
this week of our competitor of the
Outlook. K. I). Fred, the lessee
and editor of the Outlook, stole
away to El Paso, giving no in
timation to his numerous friends
of his fell purpose, and there on
Tuesday was married to Mrs.
Maud Ruff, of Los Angeles, Cal.,
Kcv. Mr. Wright of El Paso per
forming the ceremony. Mrs. A.
II. Harvey was present at the
nuptials and accompanied the
newly-wedded couple home on
Wednesday night's train. The
editor and his wife will live with
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Harvey until
a residence is erected on Mr.
Fred's homestead, about two
miles cast of town. The Nitws
takes pleasure in joining the
many friatulB iu wishing long life
MOTHER AND DAUB DIE.
Mrs, Mack McKinncy (nee
Pfingstcu), whose illness had
heretofore been chronicled, and
whose recovery was thought pos
sible until Sunday, died Tuesday
at 2 o clock p. m. at her home
here. A ouc month old baby pre
ceded the mother by a few hours.
Mrs. McKinncy had typhoid fever
but the immediate cause of death
was pneumonia. There were pres
ent at the bedside when the spirit
passed away, the husband, the
mother, Mrs. Pfmgstcn; three
brothers, Fred, Ed. C. and Albert,
and a sister, Mrs. Robert Bourne.
Two other sisters, Mrs. Emma
Peters and Miss Agnes Pfmgstcn,
arrived from Capitan, but not
until Mrs. McKinncy had closed
her eyes in death. The remains
I were conveyed to the old home
stead on the iionilo, at the mouth
of South Fork, Wednesday, and
interred in the family burial
ground, close to the spot where,
24 years ago, she was born. Sor
row overwhelms the entire fam
ily in the passing away of this
young mother and her first-born,
and the heartfelt sympathy of all
is sincerely tendered the relatives
in their sorrow.
Mrs. W. W. Arnold left yes
terday for Ohio, where she will
spend the next two months.