rOU are letting some mighty valuable time go "by and each day that you fail
to act it is your loss and means you are going to work harder tomorrow
than you did today for your negligence. Unless you wake up tcrfche importance
of deciding and acting you are.going to let some mighty good opportunities pass
by. It will only be a few more days until you should be planting crops, then in
a few more weeks you will be reaping your harvest. One of these harvests will
make you independent for life and still you are waiting, undecided, and next
year may find you in the same condition except without the opportunity to get
such a proposition as we are offering you today.
YJE could sell every foot of these 5, 10 and 20 acre tracts within the next
V few weeks without urging you to the importance of acting. There are
many worthy men in this country who want to succceed and who know better
than to delay as they have. They know that every word we have said about
-fchese tracts were absolutely the truth, yet they have not acted. To act means
to investigate what we have claimed of these farms and see if they will pay for
themselves the first year. See if these farms are under irrigation and located
in the heart of the Mesilla Valley. Investigate what adjoining land did last
year and then for your family's sake, if not your own, act.
TJT'B wall continue to give six years5 time on these farms. A small cash pay-
ment down. W.e assure you that these farms will pay for themselves
with the first crop; support a family in comfort and increase as fast, if not fast
er, than -Shy farmlands in the entire country. . -
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DTJRINx the past 'week several of these 5, 10 and 20 acre tracts have been
sold. There are not many more and next week there jnay not be a single
one. A party, will go this week to see these lands and th'ere isroom for a few
more who want to become independent.
TX"B want .this community settled with the best, most-progressive and hap
yy piest people in the country and you will be interested in the proposition.
Remember, one crop of cantaloupes, onions and other vegetables will pay for
the farm with the first crop, but we give you six years.
Hatton Realty Co.
224 Mesa Ave.
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mmutes and Victor Moore, of the prose
cution, said that he desired to show
that the motive for Carpenter's killing
Simpson was to get the only witness in
his litigation for the contest of owner
ship of cattle out of the way. The court
said he believed this admissible.
"W. W. Turney of the defence, argued
that this "could; show nothing; that
Carpenter had taken the cattle under
an order of sale and it was not to be
decided in this case whether or not he
had a right to take them.
This question was Hhen withdrawn,
after considerable argument between
counsel and 35oore asked the witness:
"Prior to the . time of the killing
please state if any cattle were driven
off and who drove them?"
"There were by Carpenter."
"Do you know If there was litiga
tion Involving any of the cattle driven
off by Carpenter?"
The defence objected to this as in
admissible and the court so held.
I left the ranch the fourth day of
June and had not been back there un
til I went back with Victor Moore.
Conditions had changed. A wire fence
on the left had been moved one panel
away to the left, the length of a rail
INDIANS ARE NOW
WORKING ON ROADS
New Mexico Commission
Makes Progress Ma
f sons Have Reunion.
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 26. Thirty
Cochlti Indians have been put to work
by the territorial good roads commis
sion, the Indian bureau having decided
to assist in the construction of terri
torial good roads wherever these pass
through Indian pueblos or grants.
The Indian camp has been established
at La Bajada, 20 miles south of Santa
Fe and he Indians will be employed by '
the territorial good roads engineer in
reducing the 30 percent grade of the
road over La Bajada hill to less than 8
percent. Five miles farther south, a
convict camp will be established and 80
convicts from the penitentjary will be
Another camp of free labor is at work
at Thornton, also, on the Santa Fe-Al-buquerque
road, the object being to give
employment to such homesteaders in
the Estancia valley who need work to
tide over the winter. This camp has
just completed five miles of the worst
stretch of sand on the road, building a
fine clay highway over the sand.
"Visitors are here from every part of
the territory for the third reunion of
Scottish Rite Masons, which closes
Saturday. An Albert Pike memorial
service was held in the Masonic temple,
at which former delegate to congress
Thomas B. Catron made the principal
address. The conferring of degrees will
last until Thursday evening, when a
banquet will be given the visitors in the
"Woman's Board of Trade public library.
The degrees from the fourth to the 32d
will be conferred by the consistory
"Wednesday evening a smoker will be
given and on Friday evening a play by
local Thespians, while on Saturday a
dance in the National Guard armory
will conclude the festivities.
TO I NT
She States on Witness Stand That She Ran After Him
With a Gun Declares She Saw Him Shoot Simpson ,
- and That Only One Shot Was Fired at
v That Time. -
(Continued From Previous Pages.)
Declaring that if she could have got
within range of S. S. Carpenter with
her shot gun she would have killed
him the day he Killed Bert Simpson,
Miss Laro Blevins, the first witness in
the Carpenter murder trial, did not
flinch nor hesitate at the afternoon ses
sion of the trial Tuesday.
It was 3 oclock when the jury box
was filled and the prosecution opened
Its case, placing Miss Blevins on the
stand as the first witness. "With a
calm, deliberate air she answered all
questions and never flinched under the
grilling cross-examination of the de
fence, while throughout her testimony
was evidenced a feeling of hatred for
the man who had robbed her of the
man she loved like a father.
The court room was well filled with
spectators and witnesses but the lat
ter were placed under the rule as soon
as the case opened. Most of those pres
ent were cattlemen from the section
in which Bert Simpson was as well
known as Carpenter, the man charged
with having taken his life on June 3,
1909, at the Simpson ranch, 10 miles
from the station of Polvo.
All the afternoon while Miss Blevins
was on the stand, from 3 oclock until
5:30, when court adjourned because it
became too dark for the stenographer
to write his notes, there were tilts be
tween the prosecution and defence and
objection after objection was inter
posed by the defence to the questions
put to the witness by Victor Moore,
F leading for the state.
Miss Blevins's testimony was as fol
lows: My name is Laro Blevins and I live
at Pecos, Texas. Bert Simpson mar
ried my cousin. I lived with them on
the ranch on June 3. I lived there two,
year from a gunshot wound, about 5
father. Mr. Simpson died June 3 last
year from a gunshit wound, abo'ut 5
odlock In the evening. I was there at
I saw S. S. Carpenter shoot Mr. Simp
son. I was in Mrs. Simpson's, room at
the window. - The shooting took place
in the corral about 300 feet from the
There was no one at the ranch but
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson and myself. I
helped him putting up the machinery
at the'well. I wore overalls because my
skirts had caught In the machinery.
I saw three men rideMn from a distance
of about a quarter of a mile and I went
baclc to the house because I had on
overalls. Mrs. Simpson went to the
house with me. I did not recognize
any of the three men until I got Into
the house. Then Mrs. Simpson and I
-went to the window. I recognized Tom
Snellgrove and later Carpenter. I did
not recognize the third man.
- - Recognizes Carpenter.
Mr. Carpenter was In the corral lead
ing -into the horse pasture when I rec
ognized him. He had to pass through
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a big corral to get Into the little
corral. I do not know if tne gate was
open. I saw Snellgrove outside 'he
fence outside the corrais, in what is
called the "yard. Mr. Simpson, was in
the big corral. y"
I saw Snellgrave take the gun and
the fence and hand it to carpenter.
The gun was between tco posts. The
fence is made of railroad ties. The
I gun belonged to Mrs. Thomason. We
had it down there the night before to
kill coyotes. I do not know if Mr.
Carpenter had seen me put it there.
I sam Snellgrave take the gun and
hand it to Mr. Carpenter, who was on
horseback. Mr. Simpson was on foot.
There Is an "engine house between the
house and the corral.
Details the Shooting.
Looking from the window where Mrs.
Simpson and I were, there was nothing
to obstruct the view of any portion
of Mr. Simpson's body except the
fence. I saw Mr.i Simpson when ho
was shot and saw Carpenter shoot him.
When Snellgrove handed Carpenter
the gun. he turned on his horse and
shot Mr. Simpson with another srxin.
Carpenter was facing Simpson when he
shot him. Simpson had-both bis hands
up when Carpenter shot him. Mr. Simp
son had a bandage on his forehead,
which had been hurt while we were, fix
ing the windmill the previous night.
She 3Icant 1.' Kill.
There was only one shot fired. Simp
son fell. Carpenter went back toward
the big corral. I got a shot gun and
started out immediately. I heard two
shots when I was about halfway to the
engine house, 15 or 20 steps from the
house. I went to the left. When I got
down there I did not see Carpenter.
Mrs. Simpson went straight to the cor
ral. Carpenter saw me, turned in his
saddle and threw his gun on me. I
j did not stop. I was not close enough
io snoot him with a shot sun; if I had
been I would have done so. When he
saw I did not stop he moved on at a
When I got to the corral Snellgrove
was In the main corralSBETe was put
ting a Winchester In theTscabbard on
his horse. The Winchester belonged
to Otes Gans. This rifle had been taken
from the house, two dav.s previous.
Snellgrove had got the rifle.
It was only a few seconds after the
killing that I got down there. Snell
grove started to leave. He started to
get on his horse. The prosecution
asked what she said to Snellgrove as
ne started to get on his horse. I said:
"You came here yesterday and pre
tended 4o be a friend; now you come
back and help to murder Bert Simpson."
I then went to the body of Mr. Simp
son. He breathed a few times after he
was, shot before he died.
Simpson Employed Carpenter.
The Simpson ranch is 17 miles rrom
the railroad, requiring 3 hours to make
the journey. Carpenter was employed
at one tlnfe by Simpson, but was not In
his employ at the time of the killing.
I know that there was a litigation
between Simpson and Carpenter. The
litigation is at-Midland. There is also
a case in Reeves county, and there had
heen one pending in El Paso county at
The last time prior to the killing that
I saw Carpenter at the Simpson ranch
was six or eight months.
Do you know of your own knowl
edge if Carpenter took possesion of any
cattle on -the ranch? asked 'the prose
cution. . - "
Prosecution's Plan Shovrn.
The jury was excused ror a few
LEAVE FOR TEXAS
Farewell Ball Is Given Ir.
and ILrs. W. H. Lumblev.
Alamogordo, N. M., Jan. 26. Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Lumbley have gone to Abi
lene, Texas, to make their future home.
j Mr. and Mrs. Lumbley located here 27
j years ago. A farewell ball was given
J them by their many friends 'on the eve
1 of their depature. Mr. Lumbley will
I have charge of the White sewing ma
I chine agency at Abilene.
Word has been received from El Paso
that Mrs. May Duclo, who recently
J moved from this place to EZ Paso, -was
dangerously 111 with typhoid pneu
j Dr. Geo.C. Bryan has returned from
Ills vuiuuiujii viaii.
H. A. Kev and family have moved to
La Union, N. M.
J. L. Lawson made a trip to El Paso
Hon. Chas. P. Downs and J. Weston
Parker made a trip 'to El Paso recently
in the Downs auto.
Dr. Brown of Orogrande was here
Miss Nina Sclpio, daughter of T. C.
Sclpio, writes from Los Angeles that
j she saw Paulhan make one of His won-
j derf ul airship trips.
L Mrs. J. J. Hill is at the company hos-
jpltal, having undergone a surgical
j operation. ,
Miss T. a. noxDy or uiouacrort, is
here at the hospital.
Dr. T. A. Hoxby has returned from
his visit to Iowa points. ,
3. E. Chivens. who has been with the
Alamo Light & Power company, has
gone" to Cameron, Mo., for his future
W. D. Tipton of El Paso was here re
cently. Tom F. Forrester has gone to Tucum-cari.
Why Not Give Us a Chance
To Show You?
Homeseekers and others contemplating a
home will find
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THE NEAREST PERFECTION OF ANY TRACT IN THE WORM):
An Ideal Climate.
Located In Las Cruces.
AH City Improvements Assured!
Beautiful Levei Lots.
No Grading Necessary.
We don't ask you to take our word for a single statement. GO AND SEE.
" . 153 El Paso people went .to Las Cruces last Sunday, -looked over GRAND
VIEW SUBDIVISION and bought 173 lots.
We will give you the names of these people if you will call at our office, or
we will arrange to accompany you to SEE THIS PROPERTY.
All we ask is a look. GRAND VIEW SUBDIVISION SPEAKS FOR IT
For a-short'time we' will sell the remaining number oflots for . '
& .iS ,.' ' ,
MAY WIN ELECTION
Campaign Is Closed. With a
Big Rally Ore Shipped
to' El Paso.
Courtland, Ariz.. Jan. 26. The "drys"
closed a warm campaign last night with
a big- rally at the school house, and it
is expected they will carry the town at
the special election today.
The first ore loaded at the new ore
bins of the Great Western mining com
pany left the Mary mlne'for the smelt
er at El Paso today. Several cars daily
will be shipped from this mine.
Col. L. "&- Powell, general manager of
the Calumet & Arizona, is in Courtland
from his home at Warren to 'look over
the company s interests here.
The Qourtland chamber of commerce
and mines elected permanent officers
last evening. A campaign of publicity
is to be started to adverse the great
Sulphur Springs valley surrounding this
W. A. Bates, secretary of the Gold
Queen mining company, has gone to
Several men from Chickasha, Okla.,
the advance guard of a large number of
homeseekers, are looking over the val
CARRIZOZO WILL HAVE
CE3IEXT BLOCK FACTORY
Carrizozo, N. If., Jan. 26. Walter H.
Boehme, recently of Chicago, has pur
chased the Henry Lacey homestead re
linquishment, four miles east of town,
and has moved there with his family.
Lu R. Wade has taken up a homestead
south of town ana will Intal a brick
machine on his place for the manufac
ture of cement blocks.
Jake Ziegler and Rudolph Schutz
45 TO $65 EACH
SiO DOWN; S4 A MONTH
No Mortgage No Taxes No
F. T. Hardesty, Local Agt.
WITH HATTON REALTY.COMPANY
224 Mesa Ave. Phone 512
Las Cruces Realty Co.
Las Cruces New Mexico
have returned from a visit to White
C. H. McMasters, who has been se
riously ill. Is again able to be out.
O. W. Bamberger has returned from
an extended visit to St. Louis and
points In Indiana.
AND PRODIGAL SON
Mission Worker Says It Is
Not Necessary to Sow
At the 'St. Clement's church mission
lastnight Dr. Semmes prcacnea a power
ful sermon on the prodigal son. After
a brief analysis of tho boy's mind and
heart, and the father's attitude, the
speaker went on to trace his errors aris
ing from the young man's false views
of happiness and liberty.
"Like to many today, he thought lib
erty consisted in having his own way.
In following his own ideas of pleasure,
however, he was led into the worst kind
of bondage, not understanding that
laws of his father's house were but the
safeguards of real liberty, rjo taking
the father's choicest gifts, he through
inexperience made shipwreck of them
"In yielding to the young man's en
treaties the father recognized his free
dom of choice. Coertion would not suf
fice to change the heart estranged from
home and true friends. Full of dreams
and visions of the outside world, if he
could not be torn from these be must
go. Nothing but bitter experience
could teach him.
"I want, however," said the speaker,
"to stamp as the blackest of lies the
oft-repeated saying that a young man
must sow his wild oats, ft Is no part
of the education of a man to learn the
manners of a hog. .
"Let us notice the use Satan made of
all the young man's splendid oppor
tunities," he said. "He wrung them
from him and sent him to the husks of
the swine for his reward. There is
never a famine of these husks, but with
all -their plenty they cannot justify.
We are only too prone to feed our souls
upon such food. Whether in reading
trashy literature, or wasting invaluable
time In mere amusement well enough
In its place, but not the business of
life we feed upon that which cannot
"The young man came to himself
when starvation stared him in the face.
It Is an old story that men do their
hardest thinking under such conditions.
under such, blows only do they come ta
i themselves. The boy's confirtpnoA t
his father's reception shows that be
must have 'had. the right kind of a
home, and the subsequent working out
of the story justifies the Scotch name
for the parable as that of the wonder,
ful father, rather than of the prodigal
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