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Tuesday, March 29, 1910.
Ten Years' '1'esx,
Of Eczema Cure
After a ten years' test, oil of winter
er eec, as compounded In D. D. D. Pre
scription, has so thoroughly, so abso
Jjtely proven Its merit for skin disease
that tve have arranged with the D. D.
I. Laboratories, of Chicago, for a spe
cial offer on a 25-cent trial bottle.
TVe ourselves became convinced years
ago. Cure after cure and the testimonj
of the -world's leading" skin specialties
showed us that the way to cure the skin
Is through the skin; not, however, by
means of a salve -which always clogs
the outer skin, but -with a penetrating
liquid that gets to the inner skin, kill
ing the germs -while soothing the
The Oil of "Wlntergreen Compound, D.
Ik D. Prescription, penetrates while
soothing the skin; and a 25-cen bot
tle a good sized trial bottle is now
offered, besides the $1.00 bottles, in or
der to convince ever3body. For this trial
bottle ought to be enoVgh to show the
way to the cure, and at any rate the
liquid the instant it is applied will take
away that Itch yes, iumt as soon as the
wash is applied, the skin is soothed and
refreshed. Kelly & Pollard.
Best tf WorW
Fast Color Eyelets Used
-W. L. Douglas shoes are the lowest
price, quality considered, in the world.
Their excellent style, easy fitting and
long wearing qualities excel those of
other makes. If you have been paying
high prices for your shoes, the next time
you need a pair give W. L. Douglas shoes
a. trial. You can save money on your
footwear and get shoes that are just as
good in every way as those that have
been costing you higher prices.
If you could visit our large factories
at Brockton, Mass., and see for yourself
how carefully W. L. Douglas shoes are
made, you would then understand why
they hold their shape, fit better and
wear longer than other makes.
CA.UT10X W. L. Doaglas name and price is
stamped on. the bottom to protect the xrearer against
high prices aad inferior shoes. Talce Xo Su htl
tHte. If W. L. Donslas shoes are not for sale In your
cidnity, WTite for Mall Order Catalog. W.L. Douglas,
E. C. Pfc.W A SON
221 Shh. Antonio k-
Q A f f A rx
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Will be up right away.
I Careful men- Seasonable prices.
116 SAN FRANCISCO ST.
ODOM TRANSFER CO.
BAGGAGE AND MOVING
ALL KINDS OF HAULING
Bell Phone 1054 Auto -Phone 1968
109 MAIN ST.
Use Herald Want Ads.
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First National Bank
United States Depository
Capital and Surplus, $600,000.00
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:
W. W. TDENEY, Cbairman.
JOSHUA 'BAY2SOLDS, President.
James G. itcNary, Vke-President. Walter M. But3er, Asst. Cashier
Jno. M- BayBolds, Vice-President. JTrancis B. Gallagher, Asst. Cashier
EDGAR W; KAYSEB, Cashier.
Assets - - -
WE SOLICIT YOTJR
I C. S. MOREHEAD, President
JOSEPH MAGOFFIN, V. Pres. C. H. BASSETT, Vice Pres.
L. J. GILCHRIST, Asst. Cash.
State National Bank
ESTABLISHED APRIL, 1881.
CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS, $175,000.
( A Legitimate Banking Business Transacted in All Its Branches.
HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR MEXICAN MONEY.
Rio Grande Valley
W. W. Turney, Prest
S- T. Turner, Vice Prest
W. Cooley, V. P. & Hgr.
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT OPEN SATURDAY EVENINGS
ESPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUT OF TOWN ACCOUNTS
CITY NATIONAL 'BANK
rrr ti A o"k
UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY
Capital, 8150,000.00. Surplus and Profits, $25,000.00
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:
U. S. Stewart Frank
-A. G. Andreas E- Sohlberg B. BInmenthal
J. F. Williams J. H. M&7
YOUR BANKING BUSINESS IS RESPECTFULLY INVITED
By James Forbes
Copyright, 1903, "by G.
W. Dillingham Com
pany. When the door opened brusquely and
Patsy, seeking ref ujie herself, appeared
to her startled gaze, she -was too sur
prised to move. Patsy as she closed
the door and found herself confronting
Nora vras not less startled and aston
ished. The supper table standing be-
i tween them told eloquently enough the
tale of ivhat had taken place. Doubt
that her sister had fallen victim to
Crawford's snares was impossible.
"My God!" she groaned.
Nora had risen to her feet and stood
Patsy went to her, her eyes blazing
and her teeth set
"What is this?" she demanded.
The girl did not, could not, answer.
"Speak," she ordered, "but whisper.
Mom's in the next room."
"Mom!" gasped Nora, if possible, still
She raised her hand to her head in a
dazed way. Patsy grasped her wrist
furiously, and, squeezing it as in h.
vise, twisted the arm until she forced
the girl to her knees.
"Speak, speak, I say," she ordered.
What Is the meaning of this?"
"Let go, you are hurting me," whis
pered Nora in agony. "I have done
"Nothing wrong!" hissed Patsy,
trembling with grief and passion.
"You lie, an you know you lie. You've
been lyin' to me all along. I'll let
mom in an' show her the thing you
are," she said.
Nora threw her arms around her
knees and clutched her frantically.
"No, no, not that!" she supplicated.
'.'Listen to me, Patsy. I'm not what
you think. Indeed, I'm not I haven't
done anything wrong. Don't let mom
see; oh, don't!"
"I wouldn't believe you under oath,"
said Patsy. "What are you doin' in
this man's room, in his bedroom?
What's this here blowout? What are
you doin' in that dress?"
"I came to et the note. I didn't
mean to stay, but I had to."
"Yes, you had to stay to supper."
"He'd have given it to me if you
"He'd 'a' given it to you. at what
A Skin of Beauty is a Joy Forevor.
R. T. Felix Gouraud's Orionta!
Cream or Magical Beautiflor.
Removes Tan, Pimples,
Freckles, iloth Patches,
Bash, and iskin Diseases,
ana every DiemiM
on beauty, and de
fies detection. It
has stood the test
of C2 years, and
is so harmless -we
is properly made.
Accept no counter
feit of similar
name. Dr. L. A.
Sayre said to a
lady of the hant
tcn (a patient):
"As you liaiea
will use them,
-?...,, .i fi-mrim "v fhi IpfL harmful of all the
skin preparations." For sale by all dmgzists and Fancy
Goods Dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe.
FEHO.T.H&PKIRS, Prco., 37 Bred Joses SteA KanYwk
GEO. D. FL0RY, Cashier-
Bank & Trust Co.
Vf. E. Arnold. Cashier.
F. M. Murchison, Asst. Cash.
H. E. Christie, Secy.
AND PROFITS $150,000
Powers H. J. Simmons
, rani. - t?CEw.
j i ?fl j Jy Ssf
(Continued From Yesterday.)
; price, you fool! Didn't I tell you not
"I had to. I was afraid of pop and
mom. Oh, Patsy, don't be hard on
me. I know things look queer, but
I'm a good girl."
"Let go my legs an' get up. How
many times have 3'ou been here be
fore? Own up tell the truth. If you
lie, I'll kill you."
"Never; it's the very first time."
"Swear it by the Holy Mother!"
"By the Holy Mother, it's true. I
wish I may die if, it ain't"
"Swear that you ain't yet gone to the
"I swear it, Patsy. You can believe
me. And I'm not going to the bad
"You'll go in spite of yourself, in
spite of me, in spite of pop an' mom,"
said Patsy bitterly. '
"You haven't any right to say such
things," protested Nora. "I've been
foolish, perhaps, but I didn't mean to
"That's just it You don't mean to
do wrong, but you will you will, God
"What did you come here foT the
"Yes. and to see if you was here."
"Have you got it?"
"How did you leave the theater? I
thought you couldn't do it, leading the
"I didn't ask. When I couldn't find
you I hiked to the flat, an' when I saw
you wasn't there I got a hunch you'd
be fool enough to come to Crawford's.
An' then I heard mom's voice an'
rushed in here, 'cause I couldn't tell
her why I was there without tellln' all.
I wonder what's she sayin'? They
know we're not at the show shop an'
are huntin' for us. sure pop. Hark!
Whaf s tlit?"
She gripped her sister's shoulder, and I
VAI tnlTY nF SAIFS ji IF Mill
Inl Us is Us yriLLu HI nil UUilft
People in Upper Valley Are Anxiously Awaiting the Re
port of a Committee Appointed to Look Into the
Sales Injunction Suit Is to Be Heard infji
Shot Time Interviews With Interested
Persons at Las Cruees.
Las Cruees, N. M., March 29. All Las
Cruees, Dona Ana county and the Mes-'
ilia valley are awaiting the report of
the committee which was appointed to
investigate the affairs of the Dona Ana
Bend Colony grant. This committee wa
appointed at a mass meeting held las
week and interesting developments ar
promised by those -who are behind th
Investigation. The report will be made
at a second mass meeting to be held
some evening this week and it is statee
that it will contain a full statement o7
the affairs of the board of trustees from
the time they were first elected in 1905
ZJIore Suits to Come.
Growing out of the injunction suit
praying the court to permanently re
strict the trustees from disposing of the
unallotted grant land, It is reported, will
be a suit to test the validity of the con
veyances Issued by the board of trus
tees and also to set aside the deeds to
land sold within thengrant by the board.
As it ls estimated that 15,000 or more
acres have been disposed of in this way,
such a suit would involve a large part
of the mesa land and some of the val
ley holdings. The situation is still "fur
ther complicated by the fact that a
number of townsites have been placed
on the market above and below Las
Cruees, and situated on the east mesa,
much of which has been sold to out
The question is also raised whether
the act of 1905, creating the board of
trustees and empowering it to dispose
of the land Is constitutional, it being
declared that as class legislation it Is
not. All of these points are expected
to develop at the Injunction hearings.
One of the charges made against the
board of trustees is that no provisions'
were made for roads, water supply, the
preservation of arroyas and other nat
ural snnrpoc nf -re-nn,. nni v.,;i:nr. -.,.
-- va. II OIC1 CXtlU UUllUUlg XUtl- I
terial supplies within the grant; that j
tne iana was sold unconditionally and
in unrestricted quantities. In answer
to this the trustees cite the example
of the rebuilding of the east dyke to
prevent flood waters from overflowing
the lands, which was done upon the pe
tition of 62 prominent citizens at an
expense of $1000. Other things which
have been done by the board are the
placing of cement walks around the Las
Cruees school grounds and the loaning
of a sum of money to the school dis
trict for the support of the schools.
History of the Grant.
The Dona Ana bend colony grant in
cludes a cross section of the wonder
fully fertile Mesilla valley and the rich
foothill country, 13 miles wide, lying
between the Rio Grande and the upper
tablelands of the Organ range. It orig
inally contained approximately 35,000
"I used Cascarets and feel like a ew
man. I have been a sufferer from dys
pepsia and sour stomach for the last two
years. I have been taking medicine and
other drugs, but could find no relief only
for a short time. I will recommend
Cascarets to my friends as the only thing
for indigestion and sour stomach and to
keep the bowels in good condition.
They are very nice to eat."
Harry Stuckley, Mauch Chunk, Pa.
Pleasant. Palatable. Potent, Taste Good.
Do Good. Never Sicken, Weaken or Gripe.
10c. 25c, 50c Never sold in bulk. The Pen
nine tablet stamped CCC. Guaranteed to
cere or your money back. 92i
Novelized From Forties's
Flay of the Same
H ame by
John VA Harding
a cold sweat broke out upon her Dro"vT.
"Oh, my God!" she whispered.
Mallory, after his first interview with
Crawford had walked around to the
Eighty-sixth street station of tbe sub
way, as his partner h:id directed, and
soon was speeding toward tbe Long
Acre tlnater ne was well satisfied
with himself and with his evening's
work. The prospective purchaser of
Lady Belle had practically agreed to buy
the mare and was merely holding out
on the question of price, from which
he had attempted to beat the shrewd
trainer dov.n. That McGovern would
pay the $5,000 demanded Mallory was
convinced. The racer was a bargain
at that figure, but the sale, as he had
intimated to Crawford, would mean a
good deal to the stable in the shape of
prestige, and, besides, the money would
enable them to do things. His good
humor was heightened by the incident
of the female hand and the narrow
escape of its owner from being ob
served. Also by the naivete of the
O'Briens, who had been unable to rec
ognize their daughters in their -stage
finery. He knew the girls were there,
because the boy who had taken his
message had said they were:
(To Be Continued.-)
BIIilA" BRIDGERS INVITED
TO ADDRESS UXIOA 3IE.V.
County attorney W. W. Bridgers has
received an invitation from the legis
lative board of the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen to be a guest of the
labor legislative convention at Gal
veston April 12, and make an address.
The convention will be composed ot
delegates representing all crafts of la
bor in Texas. Bridgers has also re
ceived a letter from state labor com
missioner Joseph S. Myers stating that
he will visit El Paso Shortly after the
acres and was granted to 116 citizens
of northern Chihuahua, who in 1S39
lived in what is now Texas and New
Mexico. The grant was issued by the
governor of Chihuahua and afterwards
confirmed by the United States govern
ment when the countrj- now known as
New Mexico became the property ot
the United States.
In 1905 a bill was drafted by attor
ney E. C. Wade, acting upon the sug
gestion of the Las Cruees chamber ol
commerce, creating a board of trustees
to manage the affairs of the grant, a
great part of which had been settled
upon and was undercultivation. This
board, under the law, which was passed
by the legislature of 1905, was to be
selected by the residents in the gran
every two years, and .was to have full
charge ofYthe affairs of the grant, con
firming titles which had previously
been issued by justice of the peac
courts, and also to sell any vacant or
unallotted land in the grant. The board
of trustees as elected was comDosn
of J. H. May, Isidoro Armijo, Jose Lu
cero, Samuel Geek and Antonio Barn
castle. The original board as elected
In 1905 has served until the present
time, with the exception of J. L. Lucero,
who resigned and was . succeeded by
IX V. Peacock.
The method of selling the land which
was unsold or unallotted which was
adopted bv the board in accordance
with me law of 1905, was as follows:
An applicant for land within the grant
filed "hi application wi$h the board
The land was appraised by two ap
praisors who had been appointed by
the district court. The appraisers filed
their report and it was in the discre
iion of he board wheth-r tho "and
srould ,,e sold for the apTfr liser.s value.
In no case could it be sold for ks
than twothlrds of the appraised value.
The greater part of the land lying
within the grant has been taken up
under this method of procedure, the
less valuable -land being sold for from
40 cents to $1 per acre. Only about
5000 acres remain unsold of the orig
Offers to Bay Remainder.
At a recent meeting of the board of
directors, offers were made for the re
gaining unsold and unallotted land.
One of these bids was made by J. J
Schne'der, of Las Cruees, who offered
60 cents per acre for the land. An
other bid was made by Herman An
dreas, of El Paso, who offered 50 cents
per acre. All but one of the board
voted to sell the land to J. J. Schneider,
a the highest bidder. Isiidoro Armijo,
secretary and treasurer of the board,
piotesied. His protest was based on
the fact that others had filed bids pridr
to that of Schneider, and were entitled
to prior consideration.
When it was learned that it was the
ntention of the board to dispose of all
unsold and unallotted land in the grant
objection was raised and a temporary
Injunction suit was filed In the name of
Pablo Melendres, of Dona Ana, through
attorneys Llewellyn & Llewellyn and
J. H. Paxton, asking that the boar.I be
enjoined from disposing of the unallot
ted land. The hearing of this injunc
tion suit was fixed for Saturday, but
J owing to the absence of judge F. "YV.
j Parker, it was postponed until, this
; week. The attorneys for the plaintiff
! in the suit to enjoin state that while
the primary purpose of the injunction
proceedings Is to prevent the sale ot
the unallotted land, every feature of
the board's transactions since it was
first elected will be brought out at the
Isidoro Armijo, probate clerk of Dona
Ana county .and secretary and treas
urer of the Dona Ana Bend calony
grant, in speaking of the ijrant officers,
said: "The United Stateswgovernment
had the land included in the grant sur
veyed and held a claim against it for
some $600 or $700 for this work. When
the law was passed In 1905 creating the
board of trustees one of the first offi
cial acts was to borrow money to pay
off this indebtedness. Before 1905 all
that was necessary was to go before a
justice of the peace and make applica
tion for any unoccupied land in the
grant in order to secure 53 1-3 acres.
The law gave the trustees the power to
handle, lease, mortgage or even give
away the land in the grant If it wanted
to. These trustees are elected by the
residents of the srrant and we keep
J what we think is the best set of grant
Tecords in the territory. The minutes
of every meeting are at my office and
are always open and always have been
to anyone who wishes to see them. These
records Include a cash book showing all
moneys handled, a separate deed book
showing the deeds and also a book of
tbe minutes of the meetings held by the
"The book's will show where every
cent of money has gone that has been
spent. This includes the $1000 which
was appropriated by the trustees for
fixing the east dam, also sums for fix
ing the cement walks around the Las
Cruees school property and for the run
ning of the schools in the school dis
trict. The balance on hand in Bow
man's bank- on January 1 was $2598.47
and every cent of the money can be ac
counted for to a nickel. My books were
recently examined by an expert and
were- found to balance and toe In
good shape. I know of no reasqn why
the injunction was brought unless it
was done at the instigation of some
people who wanted the unallotted land
and did not get what they wanted. I
protested against the sale of all re
maining unsold and unalloted land to
J. J. Schneider because there were prior
applicants who I thought should be pro
tected in their applications for land."
An Attorney's Vletvs.
MoTgan O. Llewellyn, one of the at
torneys preparing the case for presen
tation to judge Francis Parker in the
United States district court 4ias made
a careful study of the history of the
grant since it was first granted to the
116 Mexican citizens. "The grant ex
tends over an area of 35,399.017 acres,"
the attorney said In speaking of the
history of the grant. "This ls the acre
age as confirmed by the court of pri
vate land claims which held its sessions
at Santa Fe. It extends from a point
on the east bank of the Rio Grande
where the mouths of the old Dona Ana
and Las Cruees ditches open into the
river to a point 13 miles south includ
ing ali land between the east bank of
the river and the foothills. It also ex
tends one league east of a line drawn
along the foothills. The early Mexican
records show that there were 11B citi
zens of what is now El Paso (then
Mexico), who -presented a petition on
the ISth day of September 1839, to the
prefect of that district asking for a
grant of land. The country at that
time was under the jurisdiction of the
governor of Chihuahua and, the grant
was made to the 116 men by the gov
ernor. The grant was apparently com
pleted ill 1S44 at a place known as Dona
Ana bend on the Rio Grande. The pro
ceedings extended over the period from
1839 to 1S44.
Manner of Distribution.
"According to the terms of the grant
each person who was the head of a
family was entitled to a quantity of
la.nd included in a -square whose side
was 780,5 varas. If he should be single
he was to receive one-half of this
amount. When the United States ac
quired this territory In 1S48 the court
of private land grants confirmed this
grant which was known as tlie Dona
Ana Bend colony grant, to their heirs.
and successors in interest. This was in
accordance-" with the treaty of Guada
lupe Hidalgo which provided for the
United Slates government recognizing
all titles then in existence. All other
land not held under a Mexican title then
became public land. The court of pri
vate land claims was created in 1891 by
the government to relieve congress of
the work. of passing on the Spanish "land
grants. One of these courts met in
Santa Fe and confirmed the Dona Ana
Bend colony grant on March 25, 1896.
The government recognized the grant
in a decree of confirmation to the per
sons so placed in possession of the
property and such other persons as were
bona fide residents upon the same at the
date of said treaty (Guadalupe Hidalgo
treatyand to their heirs and success
ors in Interest. The surveyor general's
office surveyed it and the government
held a claim for the cost of the survey
to be paid for by the claimants of
the grant. In 1905 a bill was prepared
by attorney E. C. Wade and passed by
the legislature creating a board of trus
tees who were empowered to manage
the affairs "of the grant. These trustees
consit3 of five men who are elected .
by the residents of the grant every
two years and who have full charge of !
v. eet -m -L. I
me iui.tirs ni me grant.
"The injunction is for the purpose of
restating the board of trustees from
selling the remaining unsold and un
allotted aand of the grant to J. J.
Schneider, consisting of approximately
5000 acres of laud. At a mass meeting
held at the armory a committee on fi
nance and also an investigating com
mittee were appointed to report at a
similar meeting the quantity of land
sold by the board of trustees, to whom
sold, the price paid and to whom the
first purchaser sold and how much was
paid by the subsequent purchaser. The
primary object of the injunction is to
restrain the sale of the unalotted land
but before the case is ended every fea
ture of the transactions is expected to
be brought to light."
Wade Just Happened la.
"I happened to drop in at the meeting
and was selected -as chairman," E. CA
Wade said in speaking of the mass I
meeting over which he presided. "That
is as much as I have to do with the af
fair, although I drafted the bill which
created the board of trustees of the
grant. That was in 1905 and the act
was known as an act providing for the
election by the Inhabitants of five trus
tees to confirm the deeds of the resi
dents in the grant and to dispose of
any vacant land down in the valley
not sold or allotted. The hearing was
to have been held Saturday, as I under
stood it, but owing to the judge's ab
sence it was postponed. In the mean
time the investlgatfiig committee ap
pointed at the mass meeting and com
posed of Prof. Hiram Hadley. Robert P
Porter, Henry Stoes and Santiago p!
Ascarate and Pablo Melendres will in
vestigate tlie management of the Dona
Ana Bend Colony grant from the time
the board of trustees were elected In
1905 to the present time. This com
mittee will make a report some time this
week at another mass meeting where
upon action in the form of resolutions
will probably be taken."
" May Is Not Bothered.
"The whale thing does not amount to
anything," Johnnie 'May, president of
the grant board, said: "It looks as If
someone wanted to get the land cheaper
than we would sell it for and they are
sore. We were only obeying the law. We 1
Delicately formed and gently reared, women
will find, in all the seasons of their lives, as
maidens, wives or mothers, that the one simple,
wholesome remedy which acts gently and
pleasantly and naturally, and which may be
used with truly beneficial effects, under any
conditions, when the system needs a laxative,
is Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna. It is
well known to be a simple combination of the
laxative and carminative principles of plants
with pleasant aromatic liquids, which are
agreeable and refreshing to the taste and
acceptable to the system when its gentle
cleansing is desired.
Only those who buy the genuine Syrup of
Figs and Elixir of Senna can hope to get its
beneficial effects, and as a guarantee of the
excellence of the remedy, the full name of the
company Galifornia Fig Syrup Go. is printed
on the front of every package, and without it
any preparation offered as Syrup of Figs and
Elixir of Senna is fraudulent and should be
declined. To those who know the quality of
this excellent laxative, the offer of any substi
tute, when Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna
is called for, is always reserved by a transfer
of patronage to some first-class drug establish
ment, where they do not recommend, nor sell
false brands, ncr imitation remedies. The genu
ine article may be bought of all reliable drug
gists everywhere; one size only. Regular
price 50 cents per bottle. Get a bottle today
to have in the house when needed. "
had an offer of 40 cents an acre for the
unsold land and sold it for 60 cents.
At the time the sale was made by the
trustees at the regular meeting, Isidoro
Armijo protested against the land be
ing sold at 60 cents. He claimed that
"ihere were prior applications but those
that were in were lower than, the 60
cent bid. The records do not show a
single trustee who has bought any land.
Before the daw went into effect it was
possible to take up 53 1-3 acres by go
ing before a justice of the peace. I.
Armijo. myself, D. V. Peacock, Vincent
May, Oscar Lomnan and others took up
land in 1905 but this was before the law
was passed and before any of us were
elected to the board. To show that
we were square we purchased the land
over again from the Dona Ana Bend
Colony grant when it was formed. Thfs
is the only land any of the trustees
have taken. The record will show this.
It does not amount to anything more
than the kicks of some sore heads."
All the Land Is "Worth.
(J. L. Hosmer, one of the appraisers
for the grant, said Saturday that the
highest he had appraised any land since
he had held that position was 75 cents.
"That Is all It was worth and was only
bought for speculative purposes," he
Back Prom Panama, Where
He Gave Away Kings and
Got the Fever.
James Cowan, the horseshoe nail ring
king It sounds too long, but one must
get it all in has returned to El Paso.
He has arrived with an empty ring
case and a system full of Panama ma
laria, and is recuperating at Hotel Shel
don. He departed from El Paso last May,
did James Cowan. Since that time he
has toured Mexico, Central America and
Panama. Not so bad for one season.
And the horseshoe nail ring king yes,
that's too long, but it all goes in
makes every little town on the map or
that he happens to hear about. Some
times he rides In on a train, sometimes
on a steamboat, sometimes on a horse,
and sometimes he- walks. Oh, he is
This distributor of horseshoe nail
rings Is employed by a large American
manufacturer of horseshoe nails, as
may be guessed. His territory is every
thing south of the Bio Grande and nort
of the narrowest section of Cent f
America. Mr. Cowan Is a red mustached
man, with a pleasant smile. Horseshoe
nail rings stick out all over hinyas It
were. He wears one himself and an
other for a stickpin.
While in Panama, it being his first
trip, Mr. Cowan saw the canal opera
tions, and incidentally distributed 50
pounds .f rings to the eager natives.
Since his ndvert's.iig jewelry averages
260 ungs to the pound, it may be esti
mated how many Panama natives are
proud possessors cf nail rings, emblems
of good luck even in Spanish America.
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JBoys and Girls "Who Stand
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The distinction list of the 7th and
Sth grades at Lamar school follows:
History Anna Mae Allen. Ruby Ben
nett, Lucile Cooper, Ashton Hawkins,
Shelby Shive, Carmen Blessing. Mlg
non Cannon. Ethel Hardy, Mervllle
Darnall, Harold Detwiier, George
Hardaway, Lloyd Petticolas, Roy Pa'"
Ham. Eva Ballentine, Rena Giller, -
Regina Rogers, Harold Bevan. Chrii
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term of the federal court, postponed
from March 21, convened here with the
following officers in attendance: Fed
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attorney C. A. Boynton, United States
marshal Eugene Nolte, district clerk J.
H. Hart, assistant United States attor
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