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title: 'The Columbus courier. (Columbus, Luna County, N.M.) 1911-1920, June 30, 1911, Image 4',
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Jesse Mitchell, Editor
Published every Friday by The Mitchell Company.
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Annllaallon luMe (or ntry 'a oAooml class matter In the post olllce at
CbliunhiiM, Luna County, tfew Mexico. ' T'
MfSircfes1uht 11 "the
urt'sor to the Coi.imnus Nr.ws
ana ha licen p-.ihIUhed rontlnuo
lt wetikly, f wim July l, iwm to
tfi present time.
In former years our towns de
veloped in a happy-go-lucky fash
ion-somewhat on the line of least
resistance. But now cominun'
ities are beginning to realise the
importance of concerted, effort
town building, Chambers of Com
mcrce, Ileal Estate Exch&nges,
Civic i mprovement Clubs, are
organizing nd working to that
and. Columbus should be no ex
ception to the rule. Our town
has been well platted, with nice
wide streets and well sized busi
ness and residence lots and
blocks; a Chamber ot Commerce,
has been organized, tind push and
energy is forging to the front
from many quarters. If a town
proser.s each individual will
prosper in proportion. The nar
row minded grouch may be no
worse than a dead man, but he
takes up more room, lets all
tighten the traces for u long
shows nn increase
during the past tenyears, Arizona
records a decrease of 31$ percent
during that period. Approxi
mately one fourth of the entire
area of New Mexico is now un
dor cultivation, amounting tb
some J149,0X) acres. Arizona,
which has large mining intor
eats is subject to many lluctuai
Hons, while New Mqxico with s
large agricultural resources fur
nish a means for more steady
and permanent development.
4 'jjpE&TORYf "
1 Proaiihlnp entry; .Sttpda.v mornlnp at
11 o'clock. ,
Rav. Adilla Albro. Panlnr.
I Sunday Soliool overy Sunday after
nyon, s o aiottK.
Woodmen of the World.
Meets eery nihur Saturday nljrht
P. S- S. W. RAILWAY
TNo. fi I.earrh
i.lrfkt Airtr Rnnmt
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V2'M p. ra.
TChere was a time when only
th& larger cities felt the necess
itylfor and the value of commer.
cial and civic bodies. Fortunate
'Ijvthat day is past. Now a town
of any size realizes that if it is to
grow not merely in size, but in
all the ways that stand for prog
ress -it can do so to the best ad
vantage through united work on
the part of all of its citizens. In
deed, the earlier in its develop
ment a town organizes for "town
betterment" the greater the ad
vantages. Towns manifest tho
same differences that character
ie individuals. Some people
show the evidences of early train
ing while others show that, like
Topsy, they "just growed." Its
up to Columbus,
If you go to Moston they will
ask you, "What do you know!1"
Goto New York and they ask
you, How much you got?" Go
to the southeastern states and
they ask, "Whowaa your grand
father?" 'Go to the northwest'
and they ask, "Where did you
come from?" Hut come to the
southwest and in extending the
glad hand you are askod, "What
can you do." This is the typical
spirit of the west. It is what is
making for the "winning of the
west." And fw are the people
coming west who do not catch
the spirit and lend their energy
toward this great cousumation.
The relative stability and pros
parity of an ngrioulture vicinity
as com pa rod to that of a mining
seotion is clearly demonstrated
in the recent census report
wherein A rizona is shown to have
only one fourth the number of
farina with an average of one
Mexico. While New Mexico
It is h source of no little satis
faction to the citizens of Luna
County to note that according to
Auditors statement of Tax Collec
tions this county ranks second in
the territory in amount of taxes
collected. IHi.U percent, being the
amount. This speaks well for
the mental attitude as well as the
tinauclal condition of the citizens
of Luna County.
Every state In the union is
making big preperatlons for road
Improvements this year, and 8ev
erd thousand dollars will be ex
pended in Luna County this sum
mer in this direction. In fact,
the prospect for a complete sys
tem of public roads in this section
was never better.
No. 1 Leave
O&i a. m.
M:r0 p, m.
SEACH, PETERS & WHITE!
JAenc Auto 2230.
When Vou Go To
EtitrytMng Htw and Med$rn.
416 San Francisco Street,
El Pseo, Tcxai.
If you tfant your Houat
W. C. GAMBLE
Columbus - N. M.
Work DontQidcktf.TrlcM Rietonabli
I FARMERS ATTENTION!
See me before placing
your contract for
Im'falioa Eagiflci & Punps
I ran Save You Money
Witte Eaftses & Bslfalo Pap
Huy an engine nltli a Hvt year
guarantee. Om- thai will burn
Distiiat, Naptha, Gasoline or
Gas. !or refcronca co any
Wltto enjrlno la u,e in the valley .
Wlttc engines took Klrst Vrte
at the Alaska-Yukon Exposition
at .Seattle, In liHKl.
C. D. Kecnum
On HIU Seath Cthmbvi.
What with champaign Uowing
through the streets of France
and Madero running all over Mex
ico it has been a great year for
the prohibitionists. And poor
Aunt Carrie can't get in the game.
NeuVeljoWno pockctbook is
answfuldlsf'jie. lxokout for it!
r Notary Public
Special attention giOcn
to business before the
1 V. S. Land Or;
r Vemlng, - xtk, .jico
Having commuted on my
homestead, and moved into
town I am now prepared to do
a general real astate business.
List your Land and Town
Lots with me for quick disposal.
Have the latest plats from
II. S. LAND OFFICE
and can locate you on desirable
Call and See me.
All Kiss's ef Repairing
Harness, Shoes, Pistols
Guns, Tin and Granite
Ware. Sowing Machines
Cleaned and adjusted.
W. C MILLER, fa? .