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SOCORRO. NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY. MARCH 23.1907
THE COMMERCIAL CLIB ACTS
Oa Matter of Proposed Removal of
Postal Telegraph Office from
The telephone company has a
contract with the l'ostal Tele
graph company f-r the handling
of their Magdalena and Kelly
business through the Socorro
office. Last Saturday Captain
Matthews received a request
from the Postal . authorities
asking to be allowed to conduct
their Magdalena' and Kelh lusi
ness through anothe olli. e, for
the reason that they would lik
to discontinue their Socorro
office on account of lack of busi
ness. Captain Matthews referred
the matter to the Commercial
Club. A meeting of t lie dub
was called and a committee con
sisting of Messrs. M. Cooney,
John E. Griffith, (leo. E. Cook,
and E. W. Eaton was electe I to
draft resolutions upon the sub
ject. The committee's resolutions
were unanimously adopted as
Whereas, A proposition is be
ing entertained to remove the
Postal Telegraph office from So
corro, due to the falling off of
Whereas, An effort is being
made to divert the business
tributary to Socorro through the
San Marcial office; therefore be it
Resolved, By the Socorro Com
mercial Club, who largely rep
resent the business interests of
Socorro by such action; that the
reason given is not due to busi
ness conditions, but to the em
ployment of incompetent opera
tors; and that we pledge the
upport of the members of this
club and the business community
to again support the Postal Tele
graph company as soon as proper
service is restored and maintain
ed; and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be furnished to Capt.
T. J. Matthews, manager of the
telephone company, and to W.
C. Black of the Postal Telegraph
John E. Gkifi-ith,
Geo, E. Cook,
E. W. Eaton,
Bom Queries From Dennis
Socorro, N. M., March 20.
In view of the many epithets
of the Morning Journal with
which they have regaled their
readers during the legislative
session, I would ask, What should
we call the majority of the late
council who so persistently tried
to pass a law to get free grazing
in S -motto county? I would sug
gest "Robberbund." And what
should we call, those statesmen
of the good government league
of Bernalillo, the holier than
thou crowd, who tumbled oyer
one another to vote "Yes" on the
robber measure? How would
would "Skinembund" do? When
patriots combine in a legislative
assembly to hold up and rob a
county of its legitimate revenue,
they would hold up an individual
on the forest reserve and take
his tobacco, is the opinion of
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they
cannot reach the diseased portion
of the ear. There is only one
way to cure deafness, and that is
by constitutional remedies. Deaf
ness is caused by an inflamed
condition of the mucous lining of
the Eustachian Tube. When
this tube is inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hear
... hearing, and when it is entirely
closed. Deafness is the result,
and unless the inflammation can
be taken out and this tube re
tared to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused
by Catarrh, which is nothing but
an inflamed condition of the
We will give One Hundred Dol
lars for any case of Deafness
(caused by catarrh) that cannot
be cured by Hall s Catarrh Cure
Send for circulars free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, ()
Sold bv Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
Oats, oats, oata for sale at
Cto. E. Cook's livery stable.
STOCKMEN ARE WONDERING
Influx of Settler into New Mexico
Giving tbem Food for Thought.
Cattle and sheep men are
wondering what will become of
their industry if the present in
flux of settlers keeps up- Those
who have leen depending on the
free government range for the
tf "i ig of their vtock -and many
.; 1 1 r -n have realize that in a
few oí ihey will be "up again
st it" for pasturage, unless they
have secured possession of suffi
cient crazing land to support
th ir slieep or cattle.
Tho man who. without having
acquired any large holdings of
land, but who has been making
his living from a small flock of
sheep or bunch of cattle run on
the open range, of necessity,
when his range is taken up by
tillers of the soil, will have to go
out of business. But if this
land in small farms is valuable
to others it certainly is also
valuable to him in the same way,
and he will not suffer by the
change of business, for if it be
possible for those settlers to
make a living by farming on 100
acres of land, it . is certainly
valuable to him in the same way.
One of our principal stockmen,
who is the owner of several
hundred acres of land in this
vicinity, expressed himself in
this way: "Whenever," he
said, "that my land, by reason
of its farming possibilities be
comes worths? to $10 an acre,
I consider it too valuable to run
sheep or cattle on. and if farm
ing is shown to be success and he
believes it will be my land will
be much more valuable farmed
than if it be used as range." .
It would seem that the day of
the small sheep and cattleman is
over. This industry will have
to be left to the owner of large
tracts where stock may run un
disturbed by settlers seeking
And who will say that the
settler is not a boon to the
country? lie comes with brains
and energy which he accentuates
on one small tract, and with in
telligence and hard labor makes
the one small tract produce many
fold more than it ever did. . He
establishes cities. ' churches,
schools, and with hard common
sense aids in legislation which is
productive of great good to
civilization. Roy Spanish Amer
ican. THE LECTURE COURSE.
The Treasurer's Report Shows That
Receipts and Expenditures Bal
anced Prof. K. W. Twining-, who was
chosen treasurer by those who
guaranteed the cost of the course
of five entertainments given in
Socorro during the winter, makes
a report of receipts and expendí
tures as follows:
Season tickets $250.00
Box office 52.50
Paid lecture bureau .$250.00
Rent of opera house 50.00
GOOD SERVICE REWARDED
Chief Clerk W. E. Martin Hand
somely Remembered by the
Hon. V. E. Martin must have
rendered satisfactory service as
chief clerk of the council during
the session ol the thirty-seventh
legislative assembly. The San
ta Fe New Mexican, speaking of
the closing incidents of the ses
sion, says: "Mr. Chaves of Val
encia, after a short address pre
sented to Chief Clerk W. E.
Martin, on behalf of the Coun
cil, a costly silver service and a
diamond shirt stud. Mr. Martin
responded', in an appropriate
speech in which he thanked the
members of the Council and ex
pressed his happiness in having
been their chief clerk."
Two Goon milch cows wanted.
E. L. Kisenhart, Phone 24.
Fresh vegetables at Winkler's
Compromise Measure Finally Passes Both Houses.
Generous Sums to Educational Institutions. School
of Mines Receives $1 5,000 for Current Expenses
and $ 1 5,00o for a Dormitory.
Contrary to expectations in
some quarters the thirty-seventh
legislative assembly agreed upon
and passed a general appropria
tion bill. The original bill draft
ed by the house committee nnd
passed by the house was prompt
ly rejected by the council. The
house even more promptly re
jected the substitute passed by
the council. The situation be
came strained and it was freely
predicted that the two houses
would fail to agree upon anv
compromise measure, in which
case the appropriations of two
years ago would have leen con
tinued for another period of two
years. However, . each house
finally chose seven members of a
conference committee, and this
committee drafted a general ap
propriation bill which met the
approval of the legislature and
The principal features of the
bill are as follows:
Interest on the bonded debt
For the several territorial
School of Mines. $15,000.
Agricultural College, $10,000.
Normal School, Silver City.
Normal School, Las Vegas.
$16,000. and $1,500 for a summer
Military Institute, $17,000. .
Insane Asylum, $60,000.
Miners' hospital, $5.000.
Blind Asylum, $12,500.
Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Santa
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
Notes on Doings of Closing Days of
Interest to Chieftain Readers.
The following notes on the
proceedings of the closing days
of the session of the thirty
seventh legislative assembly will
be of interest to readers of The
The act to reimburse W. E.
Martin, clerk of the third judi
cial district court, for expenses
for deputy hire passed the
council by a unanimous vote.
The act passed the house by a
viva voce vote.
The council by unanimous
vote passed the bill relative to
the settlement of the accounts
of public officials. The bill be
came a law. The act to abolish
the office of public printer
passed the council and the house.
The educational bill passed the
house almost without opposition.
One feature of the bill provides
for the election of county super
intendent with qualifications
along educational lines.
The council promptly rejected
the general appropriation bill
originating in the house ami the
house no less promptly re
jected the substitute bill
passed by the council. A joint
committee composed of seven
members from each chamber was
i then chosen to draft and report
a compromise bill.
The floor of the house was the
scene of a personal encounter
Monday between Messrs. Holt of
Dona Ana county and Hudspeth
of Lincoln county.
The house committee appointed
to investigate Governor Hager
man's official conduct in connec
tion with the sale of certain pub
lic lands to the Pennsylvania
Development company reported
the governor's action illegal and
By unanimous consent Mr.
Green introduced a bill Wednes
day providing for free access to
all salt on territorial lands.
The governor refused to sign
the act abolishing the office of
public printer. He declared that
a section of the compiled laws
providing for the letting of
printing to the lowest bidder
was still in force.
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The sum of ' $12,500 is appro
priated to pay the expenses of
students who may be appointed
by members of the legislature to
anv of the several territorial in
stitutions. The act provides
that each member of the legisla
ture shall have the right to ap
point one such student.
The bond issue of $125,000, to
be known as territorial institu
tion bonds, goes with the com
promise bill, the bonds being
voted to the several territorial
institutions as follows:
For the New Mexico School of
Mines at Socorro. $15,000.
For the Agricultural College,
For the Silver City Normal
School, $10.000. t
For the Las Vegas Normal
For the Koswell Military In
For the University, $0,000.
For the Miners' hospital at
No riders are attached to the
One of the notable features of
this bill is a provision which
orders that the tax levy neces
sary to be levied under the bill
shall in no case exceed the sum
of 14 mills, the amount of
the present territorial tax rate,
and in case 14 mills should not
realize the amount necessary to
meet the appropriation carried
then such appropriations shall
be pro-rated. There is no
question that 14 mills will realize
the amount necessary, but the
provision is a safe one.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Meets and Elects Public School
Teachers for the Ensuing Tear.
The city board of education
met Wednesday evening in the
office of Attorney John E. Grif
fith for the election of a corps of
teachers for the public schools
for the ensuing year and for the
transaction of such other busi
ness as might demand their at
tention. Teachers were unani
mously elected as follows: Miss
Bessie James, Miss Delia L. Har
ris, two Sisters of Loretto, and
Martin Lopez. The various
teachers will continue to occupy
the same positions they have oc
cupied during the current year.
On account of the recent expen
diture of about $1,400 in repair
ing the school buildings, it was
found necessary to close the public
schools of the city April Pi, thus
reducing the number of months
of school for the year to eight
months. The year's work lias
been very satisfactory, on the
whole, and !tli the board of
education and the corps of teach
ers are entitled to congratula
tions. ' NOTICE.
To my patrons and the public:
I wish to announce that my Sun
day dinners from 6 to S o'clock
p. m. will hereafter le 50 cents
instead of 35 cents. This rate
will hold for all except for my
boarders who take their meals
with me every day. Thanking
the public for liberal patronage
in the past and soliciting like
patronage in the future.
K. A. Avkky.
Townahip Opened for Entry.
United States Land Office at
Las Cruces, Nlw Mexico, March
Notice is hereby given that the
' following township plat has this
day been filed in this oflice and
, will be open for entries April 20,
i 1907, viz: Fractional Township
1 1 South of Range 1 West of New
I Mexico Principal Meridian.
Kmgiínk Van Pattkn,
' HlCNRY I). BOWMAN,
Furnished rooms at Winkler's.
Named by the Oovernor and Con
firmed by the Council Tuesday.
Nominations by the governor
were confirmed by the upper
house of the territorial legisla
ture Tuesday as follows:
Auditor W. G. Sargent.
Treasurer Levi Hughes.
Traveling Auditor- Charles V.
Game Warden W. E. Griffith.
Land Commissioner Robert
P. Ervine of Union county.
Coal Oil Inspector James M. I
Duncan, San Miguel county.
Superintendent of Insurance
Jacobo Chavez, of Valencia
Irrigation Engineer V. L.
Sullivan of Eddy county.
Members of Board of Equali
zation R. J. Palen, of Santa
Fe; E. V. Chaves, of Valencia
county; Frank P. Jones, of Grant
county; Hilton Letz, of Colfax
county; J. T. Hincle, of Chaves
county; Martin Lohman, of Dona
Ana county; E. A. Miera, of
Cattle Sanitary Board E. R.
Manning, .of Colfax; W. E. Mc
Donald, of Lincoln; Charles L.
Ballard, of Chaves; E. J. Austin
and Victor Culberson of Grant
county; and Geo. V. Baker of
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY BALL
Lovers of Dancing at Kelly Do Hon
or to Ireland's Patron Saint.
St. Patrick's Day was pleas
antly observed up at Kelly, as
will le seen from the following
from a correspondent at that
Kelly. N. M. March 20.
There was a ball 'given in our
town la,st Saturday in honor of
Saint Patrick, and it was one of
the best balls ever given here.
everybody had a good time and
went home thoroughly satisfied.
(Juadrilles, two-steps, and waltzes
were on the dance program, the
music being furnished by a So
corro orchestra composed of
Messrs. Manuel Márquez, Proco-
pio Cisneros, and Abel Trujillo.
Mr. and Mrs. Wolf gave as good
a supper as was ever given in
the town at the Clark hotel.
John Brown was floor manager.
E. Bnttenstene door keeper, and
Teodoro Gonzales marshal.
There were about a hundred peo
ple at the ball, a good many of
them being dancers from Mag
dalena. As high as thirty-two
couples were dancing at one
time. The ball opened at 9
o'clock in the evening and closed
at 4 o'clock the ntxt morning,
and every minute of the time
SCARLET FEVER AT MESILLA
Several College Students Afflicted,
One Dies and Work Is Suspend
ed. Mesilla Park has had a full
fledged scarlet fever scare this
week. The outbreak of the dis
ease came last Saturday morning
when it was discovered that
three girls in the dormitory at
the Agricultural College were at
dieted. One student, John Sul
livan. of Fariuington, died of the
disease Monday night. Work
has been suspended at the Col
lege all the week and every pos.
si ble effort has been made to
stamp out the disease. No new
cases are reported and it is hoped
that it will be possible to resume
work at the College in a few
Two-Year-Olds Bring 10.
A press dispatch from Carls
bad under date of March 19 savs:
"J. J. Draper sold 1,000 two-
year-old Hereford steers at $19
each, this being about top price
for range steers this season.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our sincere
and heartfelt thanks to the
friends and neighlors whose
kindness was a source of so
great comfort to us in the hour
of our recent bereavement in the
loss of wife and mother.
C. A. Baca andChildkhn
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THE ANTI-GAMBLING BILL
Passes Both Houses of the Legisla
ture and Is Signed by the
The Spiess anti-gambling bill
passed both houses of the" terri
torial legislature and was signed
by the governor Thursday. The
new law does not go into effect,
however, until January 1, 1908.
This provision was incorporated
in the law for the reason that
many of the game keepers had
already paid their licenses for
the year 1907 and had also ex
pended considerable sums of
money for furniture and equip
ment. The sentiment against
gambling has been gaining
strength rapidly in New Mexico
of late and the action of the ter
ritorial legislature in passing the
Spiess bill will be a .source of
treat satisfaction to a majority
of the people of the territory.
LA JOYA REPORTS
Mrs. Marillita L. Trujillo is
lso bedridden with an attack of
asthma. Her children. Don Cel
so Lopez and wife, attend her at
Don German Contreras from
Snake ranch is visiting with his
parents, Don Matías and Dona
Aniceta, at the family mansion
t San Jose. '
Don Elíseo Per.ilt.i. nephew
ind son-in-law of our Don Lean
dro Baca, on last Tue..iv was
suddenly stricken with a serious
stroke of paralysis. Mis condi-
lon is serious.
Mrs. Ysabelita Contreras. tbe
widow of the late Don Ambrosio
lonzales, was on last Saturday
morning taken suddenly sick
with palsy and general debility.
She is somewhat better.
The much desired and valua
ble patent for the La Jova de
Sevilleta Grant on last Monday
at a numerous and enthusiastic
gathering of the owners at the
eautiful school house in La
Joya, was presented by Hon.
Leopoldo Contreras the Secretary.
of the Board of the Grant Trus
tees. The rich grant embraces
His Grace Bishop J. B. Pita-
val with our parish priest, Rev.
German Charrie, on last Friday
administered the sacrament of
confirmation to the children of
Ranchos. Our new chapel was
consecrated, the sponsors being
Ion. Matías Contreras and wife,
Dona Aniceta. and young Don
Emiliano and mother, Mrs. Don
C. & H. P. ASSOCIATION
Will Hold Regular Annual Sleeting
at Magdalena Beginning Next
The Cattle and Horse Protec
tive association of Central New
Mexico will hold its regular an
nual meeting at Magdalena be
ginning Wednesday, March 27.
At this meeting officers will be
elected for the ensuing year,
committees will report, routine
business will be transacted, and
many subjects of vital interest to
stockmen will be brought up for
discussion. These meetings of
the association are usually well at
tended, are always interesting,
and rarely fail to le productive
of results that are beneficial to
all concerned. The association
has accomplished much good for
its ' mem tiers and for others as
Doctor II. C. McLain ami IX
Whitmerof Kansas City were ir.
Socorro csterday on the:, way
home from visiting mining proper
ty in which they are interested in
the Magdalena district. While
they were driving near Magda
lena Thursday Dosfyr Whitmer.
who occupied a loo!, back seat
in the buggy, had the misfortune
to be thrown out backwards by a
sudden start of the horses. The
fall resulted in a dislocated rib.
The gentlemen continued their
journey homeward this morning.
The board of county commis
sioners will meet in regular
quarterly session ,in this city
Monday, April 1. This will be
the time for paying the county's
quarterly bills and for the trans
action of other important busi
ness that is awaiting the board's