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A SMALL ENTERPRISE WELL KEPT
Published lin the Interest of Columbus and the l.otfer flmbrcs Valley
Columbus, Luna County. Now Mexico. Diwcmbci J29. 1011
Agriculture, More Profitable
The Passing of the Years
"We Spend Our Years as a Tale
That Is Told."
Ill till- I look r llol.V Wl'll we
uro Luld Unit tlu? Isrulttos while
journeying I I'citu Mjx.vpt to tin
Promised ,uii(l wore lost in tin
wilderness for thirty seven and a
half years. Hwry tiiin- tho.v t rnl
to Hiul themselves they became
lost alt the more. So they begun
to pass tin limi' n way by lolling
stories stories concerning them
selves null the poop e i coin whom
tluy hud Hid; stori. s about tin
wonderful cross ng of Hip Ki-it
Sou, the uii.uoulotis guiding of
the cloud li.v day and tin' pillurol
Nro liy nighl. Tho.v told of nor
sonal encounter, id st rane atl
vent urc, ol" great exploits and
marvelous ucliieveineitt .
Indeed, in those days there
wore people who were trained
in the art of story telling. Their
business was the relating of in
cideuts, real and landed, and
they were paid lor li hy passing
around a hat tor the collection
just as our modern minstrels on ,
the street corners ivceive tuelr
As wo uro hearing the time
when tlio year 11)11 will pass into
that or l'.M'J it might not he inad
visablo to pause lor a Tew mo
mollis and consider what a story
our whole lire has been. Has it
boon a good story or a bad story:
a tragic story or a mirthful story; 1
a wlsoora foolish story; a clean
or a filthy story; a story of sue ,
cess or a story of failure"
EOery Person's Life Is an Interest-
Hao you never sat around the
blazing hearth and listened to
sum one relate interesting ex
periences ol the past? Have you
never read N a I h a n i e I Haw
thorne's "Twice Told Tales" nor
Washington 1 rung's "Tales ol a
Traveler, nor kohinson Crusoe,'
nor "Swiss Munily Robinson?"
If you have, you found them very
interesting. Hut interesting as
any of these may ho, I assure you,
t ho story of miny an obscure
life well told Would he Justus fas
muting. Why do we all line to road hi
ography and autobiography? It.
cause they are the stories of emi
nent human lives. Hut tliero is
many a human lilo whose story
if well told would bo just as sym
pathetic a id touching in its true
hoarted siinjilloh.y as tho grout
( Continued on Vago 8)
"Ami tilt feast of iti-jathenne .a die car's rial "
LmjiIus xxxiv, 22.
So the year dies, and so
Into the afterglow
All the year's dc ys go.
We count them, one by on,
Days filled with shade or sun,
Days cf . sat tasKs begun,
Dc... s cf achievement;
Days vhen we, voah and frail,
Felt all our courage fail,
When wo, benumbed and pale,
Met our bereavement.
And far and far away
We find the ye: r's first day
But was it sad or gay,
Can we remember?
Slowly they die, the days,
As does some ruddy blaze
End in a smohing haze
Or crumbling ember.
Joys there were joys to spare;
Griefs -there were griefs to beat,
Ah, and the joys all fair
Spent on the morrows !
Joys were the clinhing gold
Dropping fro -n out our hold
We, lihe to misers old,
Clung to our sorrows.
And this is stranger still,
Sorrows that worhed us ill
Nor grow as sorrows will,
To things we cherish;
And out of all the year
We find that sih and tear
As blessings now appear
And cannot perish.
So do we count the days
Down all of time's lonf ways
And with dim peace we gaze
Qn bond and fetter;
And Know at last that all
Of the blind blows that fall
And the cups brimmed with gall
But mahe us better.
So dies the year, and so
Gently we come to Know
How fair the afterglow.
i ihisiiicss f-ieinoas tuns itiieithiuc
l'at n.hifi, ihv I ileal Plan
More people aioltioulng tottttttt
ih. I iii'iii tnuiy than v r In fun.
mki the (hi tn now piomtsiH
'f ilter lillMlli lid l I ill lis It if n
izim ii iimouiil ol work, tliiiii lit ver
Livestock and grain bring o
' i itouiile the price (hoy did
i' n .ear.i ago. And the i.iitl
wniwtii ol towns and cities, plus
the grt.iiiy i no i easing mm-iru
dlic.ug element, insures tlieiv 11
mitiiilhg higher. I uipi otrtl I I'aiiK
poi iatiou lacihties aho ucip.s the
farmer in .securing prolltK, hi .
eitllse his prtuilletN an be placid
on the marlcel. ijuieUer. in i .el tor
iMiillitioii alHl al less cost .
The lllUIMI ol the tWMllh'l!)
eliMii.V Ih ei'UHIIM lo lie a Ijtt&l-
in-Hw iiii'uii'i . His Mill will bo
better liiifil anil everything
grmn on the la i iii will he used
loan iiilviinlage H.v emjiluyiog
inoie mtei.s ve m e l h ml n and
gluih r Oiveisity ol piuituctiuh
. limytelilN will hi-pnii lionlly doubt
When nu n talce hold ol tunning
in earnest lhe, will wot., the soil
for all there is in it. just as tho.v
conduct .stores anil tact o ries .
Uur lu mors are beginning to do
tins. 'I he American farmer Is
industrious. Immil and intolll
gent, and yet as a rule he dou.s
not inrm on busino.s principlos.
I h- tats uqttiri'd his fertile attics
loo easily and the handling of
large areas has hred caielessnoss
and mrr conlidonce. The time
has come when he must conserve
his resources when In must got
greater results from his land,
whether he is farming IHty. one
hundred or live hundred acres.
The Jannor can beat he city intm
hands down il he makes up his
mind to run his alia Irs on btt.sl
ness principles. And the farmur
who is lorlunate enough lo own 11
chunk of dirt in the Mimbres val
ley is the man who has them all
New Store Building
Win. Tale has heguu tho con
struction of a new store building
ilxrit) foot, jlist west of KuVcl's
stoio, this Week. There is to bo
u concrete basouient uudermnilh
and the entil e struct ore is to bi