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J. II. FITZPATRICK
Editor and Manager
Thre Month...., .
tínWrlptlon Alwayi Paribl In Admne.
Friday, June 28, 1918
This paper has enlisted
with the government in the
cause of America for the
period of the war -'--
Last year, it was our heritage, the red
and white and blue;
Our grandfathers died to raise it, and
our sires to keep it true.
We prayed we might be worthy óf their
memory as we cast
In shimmering beauty to the wind th
Dannor oi our past.
But now O God, our hearts arc wit
our livinir and our dead!
Bone of our bono the white has growl
flesh of our flesh the red. J
Our substance and our souls aro piedad
to keep it undcflled.
Last yoar it was our heritage toda;
is our child.
Amelia Josephine Burr.
Increase in Pensions.
Washington, June 25. Can
pressman W. B. Walton is in
ceipt of a communication from
the Commissioner of Pensions
relative to the new pension law
just passed which will undoubt
edly be of interest to the Civil
war veterans of New Mexico.
The commissioner's letter is as
"The act of June 10, 1918,
amending the Sherwood pension
law of May 11, 1912, provides
the rate of $30 per month for sol
diers and sailors of any age who
served 90 days and less than six
months during the Civil war and
were honorably discharged, and
who are now receiving a lower
rate. Those who are 72 years of
age, or over, and who served six
months, are entitled to receive
$32 per month; those who served
one year $35 per month; one and
one-half years, $38 per month;
and two years, or over, $40 per
month. These increases will be
granted automatically, and with
out application of any kind to
the Pension Bureau, to all sol
diers and sailors now pensioned
under the act of May 11, 1912,
and who have attained the re
quired age and served the neces
sary length of time."
Say, pal What is a service flag?
I see them everywhere.
There's little stars tewed on them
What nre they doing thcral
Sometimos there's lots of little sUrt
And sometimes just a few.
Poor Widow Jones has only one
I saw her crying too.
My darling boy, those little stars,
Upon n field of white,
Are emblems of our glorious boys
Enrolling for the right.
Tho border, as you sec, is red,
Which represents their blood;
Tho stars are blue, the Heavenly hue,
Tfce white is always good.
Each' star you see means some brave
Has left his hearth and -home
And gone to fight for Freedom's
Wherever ho may roam.
So when you see a lot of stars
Lift up your head with Joy,
And when you see a single one
Pray for some mothers boy.
They go awny, those gallant láds,
Across the wrorV.ntmwn am!
They go to pledge their country's
For God and liberty.
The Stars and Stripes they bear aloft
To Join the British flag,
And, with the colors of brave France,
They mean to end "Dér Tag."
And soon, my boy, that service flag
Born in tho nations' heart,
Will show the world that, when un
furled, We proudly take our part.
y Last Notice to Aliens.
For the benefit of any alien
women who have not heeded the
previous notice, warning is again
given that they must register
with the postmaster of their
community before June 27. This
is compulsory by federal law and
is an imperative duty, as the
failure to do so means intern
ment. An excuse of not haying
seen the notice will not be-ac-cepted.
Solar Plexus Blow for Boot
Loggers in Arizona.
The emergency measure pass
ed at the special session of the
Arizona legislature which closed
last week, providing for the con
fiscation of automobiles used in
the transportation of liquor is
going to be decidedly effective n
checking the-. bootlegging busi
ness. It means 'thatf hereafter
when a bootlegger ia; caught on
the road his car, as" well as the
liquor, is to be, .taken, from him.
This will cripple him almost be
In the past bootleggers have
sometimes made cntíugh money
out of one trip from Rodeo to
pay for a car, but if every arrest
of a bootlegger in the future
means the confiscation of one car,
it is coiner tn cut down tho rmt
profits to the point of discour
Federal .officers do the same
thing in smuggling caj.es.
We reteived from an advertis
ing agency in Los Angeles some
platos and reading notices for
the Los Angeles Examiner. The
plates are here, and if they pay
tho express and drayage to the
depot they will be returned,
otherwise they will be consigned
to the scrap heap. Our columns
are not open to those who have
to pay to defend their patriot
ism. We conduct mud-slinging
campaigns for nobody.
A number of Americans are re
fusing to eat sauer kraut be
cause it is a german dish. .But
why make war on Americnn cab
bages, soaked in American salt,
as. a food for Americans? Lim
berger cheese that's something
else again, yet.
TUB SERVICE FLAG
WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING
The Woman's Club will meet
at the home of Mrs. B. S. Jack
son on Monday, July 1st. The
members are all urged to be
present as this is the last meet
ing of the year, and new officers
will be elected for the coming
The Spanish Goverment has
decided to make October 12 a
national holiday, in celebration
of the discovery of America
by Christopher Columbus. With
the exception of the Central
Powers, all Europe ought to feel
like celebrating the discovery of
America. Providence Journal.
A thief stole a fifty-dollar
Liberty bond the police are now
looking for the meanest man.
St. Louis Star.
Me und Gott, be praised, sunk
a shipload of Y. M. C. A. work
ers." Later "Gott saved the Y.
M P. A iumlranii (knit ,1.'J'4-
. -wicjr UIUII b
drown. Dqnnerwetten what's the
matter witn uottY" Louisville
. A woman writes to ask what
she should do if a man refuses
to take off his hat when the flag
passes by. She might try knock
ing it off. Philadelphia Public
SWAT THE PROFITEER
Here is what Herbert Hoover has
to say about the pernicious profiteer:
No person In the United States has
a right to make one cent more profit
out of any employment that he would
hayo under pre-war conditions.
I do not care whether this refers to
the farmer, to the laborer, to tho
manufacturer, to the middleman or to
the retailer. Every cent taken be
yond this standard is money ab
stracted from tho blood and sacrifico
Of thn AmpnVnn noAnta
Extortionate profits are not neces-
ory vo secure mo maximum effort on
thq part of tho American people In
this war. If we are going to adopt
that thenrv wn hnvn nrlmltfasl
thing that Jias been charged against
us ui ucmK me mosjt materialistic, the
most avaricious, and the most venal
neonln in thin urnvltl
If we are going to admit that the
m. m am. 1 1 a . i
Kv.ciiiiuciiv, ni uruer vo secure uie
supreme effort of its cltltens in pro
duction, milst. llrihfl thotn tulll.
to this extra exertion, we have ad
mitted a wenknesa or American char
actor, of American civilization and of
American ideals that puts us on a
plane below German kultur.
Do not mistake that I am sayinp
that prices and wages must return to
tho pre-war norma), because the Inci
dent of war before we Joined in it had
lifted our costs of operation and there
must be compensation in every direc
tion. Nevertheless, I hold that any man
who has mado more than his neces
sary living out of the cost this nation
is giving in the blood of the boys we
are sending to France should not
stand out as a benefactor to his com
munity. FOR SALE Mrs. Sarah Simp
son has a good Story-Clark piano
which she will sell nhnnn if tnV.
en within a few days.
We have received some good
stories lately with local color,
Now we want a few real live ones
and to make it worth while, we
offer a Standard Bred White
Leghorn Rooster three months
old, to the. person who writes us
the best letter, story, squib or
article on any subject they
choose, and we publish it in our
next issue. This bird will be on
exhibition in the Liberal window
Friday and Saturday. See him.
Last week we innocently wrote
an article about Ed. Shearer's
dog and our own. Yes, and we
started something. Hardly had
our thousand newsboys reached
the streets, to sell to the anx
iously awaiting public our week
ly edition, when we got chal
lenges from all quarters from
fellows with dogs to clean up the
sidewalks. We can't decide
whether it is zeal to rid the pave
ment of "purps" or the injus
tice of asking some to pay a dog
license and letting these good-for-nothings
go free. Here is
what we received.
Ed Pennington, the genial en
gineer in the S. P. yards, came
to our office to tell us that he
had an Airdale.by title "Captain
Stein," that could clean up the
sidewalk in fifteen minutes by
himself. . "Fat Hoy," proprietor
of the Up-to-Datjv restaurant,
heard him make that assertion
and "Fat" said, "If he does, I'll
have the cook fix him up a fine
steak, for I want to get rid of
It seems that A. J. Inderrieden
has a dog also with aspirations
for honors. A. J. called us up
on the phone and said: "Mr.
Editor, if you want that main
street of yours cleaned of
'bums' in the shape of sleeping
curs, I have a little- white and
brown spotted dog by the name
of 'Bill,' weighing not over 15
nounds. that can lick every dog
on the street, yes, and rid the
whole neighborhood of cats.
Whewl Some dog, A. J., some
dog, Must be an Irish terrior.
We thought the excitement
was all over at that last phone
call, but Wednesday's mail
brought us a letter.
Many people have missed B.
B. Ownby and have been won
dering what had became of this
old timer. Our dog article in
last issue led to his whereabouts.
Uncle Bramble is working out on
the new state highway between
Silver City and Deming. Here
is his letter:
"Editor Liberal: Out on the
lonely prairie in my tent I read
with great interest the Western
Iliberal every week. Last week
you had an article about Ed
SEearer's dog. Well, my dog,
'Trailer,' pulled off a stunt a
week ago that you can't beat.
Two tramps came to the kitchen
of our camp, while we. were half
á mile down the road. Our dog,
'Trailer,' heard them, and in an
swer to their cries we ran to the
camp kitchen and found 'Trailer'
with a leg of one tramp's trousers
dangling from his jaws and the
other tramp on the floor with
'Trailer' on top. He is what I
claim to be a real scrapping dog."
Uncle Bramble, we have held
ever since the war broke out that
Kaiser Bill was the biggest liar
on earth, but we hadn t heard
your story then.
All Cats Dead.
Love Jones, of the firm of
Jones & Winslow, got riled up
last week because a cat ate up
four of his chickens. Love was
so peeved that he'got out his old
trusty, rubbed the rust off of it.
apd killed nine cats. Not nine
lives out of one cat, but nine
cats. Too hot to get so excited,
W. S. S. Committee
F. R. Coon, cashier of the
nrst National ijank, was ap-
Sointed chairman of the War
avings Stamp Committee for
the Lordnburg precinct by the
Dederal Keserve Bank of Dal as
Lordsburg is assessed $20,000
lor War bavmgs stamps and
Valedon $5,000. Grant county's
quota is $3ai,uw.
To .protect her son from the
perils of pretty girls and a too
hasty marriage, a New York
mother proposes to buy her son
a 640-acre ranch in New Mexico.
Probably that mother does not
know that our state has its beau
ties as tho footlights have and
News at Valedon.
Rpttlftt lo The Western Liberal.
The benefit given by Tom
Serianni for theRed Cross netted
seventy-five dollars. .
Mrs. Clark left Tuesday to at
tend the executive meeting of
the Red Cross at Silver-City.
Miss Elizobeth Beam is visiting
friends at Tyrone.
Mrs. J. H. Crowdus is now
with her husband at tho 85 mine.
Mr. Crowdus is looking after the
Mr. Kroll left Mondav for an
extended auto trip through Ari
zona. He expects to hunt and
fish during the trip. Better
brush up on your fish stories be
fore he returns and go him one
Postmaster Slessinger has en
larged the postoffice here.
J. S. Whitley, who recently
started a kennel at Valedon, re
ceived an importation of choice
stock of bear dogs from Ken
tucky last week.
Ed. Head was on the sick list
Dr. DeMoss and family have
returned to Lcrrdsburg.
On July 4th at the Crowfoot
farm Cauthen & Conner will en
tertain with a grand barbecue
and ice cieam feast Everybody
We expect to go 'over the ton'
next Friday, June 28th W. S. S.
Frank Bounds, the well known
rancher, leaves in a few days for
Oklahoma to join Mrs, Bounds,
who is visiting relatives there.
When their visit is completed
they will return by auto to their
ranch on the Cienge, about 20
miles northwest of Separ.
The best job printing at the
Do You Sleep Well?
To be at his best a man must have
sound, refreshing sleep. When wake
ful and restless at night he is in no
condition fbT-work or business during
the day. Wakefulness is often caused
by indigestion and constipation, and
is quickly relieved by Chamberlain's
inDiets. Try a dose or these tablets
and see how much better you feel
with a clear head and good digestion.
For sale by Eagle Drug Merc. Co.
We offer One Hundred Dollira Reward (or ny
ctae of CiUrra tint cannot be cured bj UiU'a
I . J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
We, the tmderalened, hire known F. J.
Cheney (or the lait IS reara, and belleTe htm
perfectly honorable In alt tm.lne. traniactlo&a
and SnanrUllr able to carry out an obllfaUone
mad by hit Arm.
NAT. BANK 07 COMMERCE.
mire Catarrh Cnre la taken Internally, actlnc
ilrectlr ukxi the blood and mucosa aur(acea or
the ayatetn. Teitlmoolala aent (fee. Price 73
tenta per bottle. Sold fcy alt DrorikfcJ.
Take Ilall'a Famllr flUa (or coaaUpatloa,
J. G. Lines, Proprietor
. $ NEW LOCATIOW O 0
Prompt Deliveries Made To $
Lordsburg and the 85 Mine
AT OWNBY RANCH
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Our Prices Will Appeal To You
MIKE MEANEY, Manager i
Sgt. Jesse W. Hill, a Lordsburg Boy,
to the Front Under Special Commission
t Word was received; last Satur
day from Camp Kearney that
Sgt Jesse Hill of the 134th Ma
chine Company, formerly of this
city, has been one of three ser
geants selected to go to France
for a special course Qf' instruc
tion in the use and handling of
gas under trench conditions.
Sergeant Hill has been gas in
structor at Camp Kearney for
several months- He has made an
J J. L. WELLS, ENGINEER J
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excellent record ;íh the; handling
and instruction of his men. His
selection for attendance it this
special course at the front is in
natuie of a promotion, as ho will
act as higher instructor, putting
thó finishing touches in, the. tdu
cation of the newíy arriving
troops. His advancfe ha3 been
rapid, bcing'but 22 years of age.
He is a nephew of Mrs. Harry
Hill of this city.
Take Care of
America's greatest need is for ships
more ships. '
Every available vessel is being utilized
in government service.
Many ships that have been carrying rubber from
Sumatra and Brazil have been taken for active
transport duty. The number now left to bring
rubber to this country is extremely, limited. .
This will necessarily force a temporary curtail
ment of tire production.
So, make the most of the tires you have.
Use good tires.
Take good care of them. Keep them in perfect
repair. See that they are properly inflated.
Increase their mileage by careful driving. Keep
out of car tracks and away from
bumps. Don't scrape the curb -Usco' Tread
or apply brakes too suddenly.
Get every mile your tires
have in them.
Only in that way can you be
assured of your car's contin
uous service and remember,
your tire is a vital wiir-time
take care of your tires.
United States Tires
are Good Tires
We KNOW United States Tires are Good Tires.
That's Why We Sell Them.
The Roberts & Leahy Mercantile Co., Inc.,
. LORDSBURG, N. BÍ.
AUTO STAGE LINE
Seven Passenger Hudson Super-Six and Case Cars
Effective April 22. 1918
Leave Silver City 8:00
Leave Tyrone 8:45
Arrive Tyrone..... 8:40
Arrive Lordsburg, 11:10
Leave Lordsburg. J 1:30
Leave Tyrone 1 4:05
Arrive Tyrone 4:00
Arrive Silver City.; 4:40
Bennett Motor Transit Co., i
mone 10. Silver City N. M. !
'Sliver City lowll llrus Co.
Tyron .-company Slure
.. Vtiidome Hold
Fares, Including War Tax
Silver Cily.to Tyrone ., mm
Silver City tu Lordbur Í4Í5
Trotie, to lrdtVurg ti0-
ALVIN N. WHITE
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Suite 30. Belt Block
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