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tThe Carlsbad Current
8. I.. PERRY, Editor
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Three month In advance.. .BO
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Vernon C. Roberta and Miss Essie
C. Tice, bod of this rlty, took out
aaarrlaire licenses the Ifith of De
cember, and were unlli'ri In marrl
M the aame day by Judge Itlcharda,
In bla office at' the Courthouse, both
re from Carlabad unci are worthy
young people and Mm Current ex
tends beat wiahea (or a huppy and
prosperous home among ua.
Frances Home, aon oí T. 0 Home
While learning to drive i hcl r blK
car the tlrst of the week, by mistake
put his foot on the sreelerator In
tead of le brake, anil the Mr shot
throuKh ITífl big plalV glass front
Window of the store. No one was
Injured although Mr. Thorne was
In the car with his son, and was
directing him In learning fo run It,
the damage being ronhned to the
breaking of the glass.
The seven months old bnby of Mr.
and Mrs. (' E. foster, who formerly
resided ut Loving, was burn, il In
death In or near itoxwell on Christ
mas Day. We have very meager pin
tlOHtera, hut ail who know the fam
ily will bo grieved to I as ra the aud
Otto Bagls and I mills left All
Week lor Mexla, Texas, where Mr. I
POR HAil ,E A fine Jersey milk
cow. Se.. b. 8. CRAWPOKD. tfc
8AVE YOUR OAliVM
THREE YK.IItH OAPTIVH
AMONO THK INDIA NH
D j. a. Ummm, m. d.,
Among those who came to Texas
In the early days waa Joseph Howell,
H.lli III V. I "" Hn .....
- from Tennessee. He came with his
" usa wen as m Ni family and (wo negro women
for life against blsckleg
W. H. MKIICHANT
and settled on Hed River at a place
atlll known aa "Howell's llluff."
FOR HALE. One Ford touring
car In good rondltlon, with atarter.
Also one Ford one ton trurk. good
rondltlon. CAHLSIIAD AITO CO.
For that dainty finish to your gar
ments have them hematltrhed or
picoted. Annie V. Morrison.
Ageoi. ior ..any ioun.y. Llor h(, movd bhck fron ,he rKpr
and settled within the present limits
of Fannin county. The county waa
very sparsely settled, and often raid- I
ed by hands of hostile Indiana, and
Joseph Howel was authorised to raise ;
a company of mlnul'e men for the;
protection of the settlers.
These minute men were to alwaya
be In readiness at a moment's warn
ing to mount horses and go in pur
suit of a band of hostiles. They had
no regular camp, but remained at j
'i.'li bornes always having A linr
ready and their guns In order. When
Indians were discovered In the coun-'
try thn man who first saw them waa I
the runner to notify the minute men.
On one occasion. Captain Howell and
his no ii followed a band of raiding ;
FOR KENT A live-room, mod
ern house with good rlstern and uar
age. For further partlaulars, PhOM
FOR HAI.E Winter Onion Set".
Inquire of MRH. W H. M 11.1. AM:.
My furniture anil
steam heateil a nil
Indians I overtook them near Red
River, ii ml a severe fight ensued In
doing an excellent business; ood ,gh, m,ans were killed and
i .-iinonn mi selling. iiooms over
National Hank of Carlsbad, Carls
bad, New Mexico.
WANTKD- Second hand furni
ture, saddles, harness and all kinds
of second hand goods.
tf Rhone 61
three minute men wounded.
The home of Captain Sowell was
In the edge of a prairie, the timber
circling around his place from the
east to the northwest, the distance
north to the timber line being about'
half a mile.
I.ate one evenisg In the summer
of 1842, John Howell, a boy 13 years
of age, was sent hy his father across
the nnilrle north to ilrlve on the
',p milk rows, whlrh hail a habit of stop-
" I pin: in the edge of the prairie to
. i . r . t f . i i - o 1 . l . t , f i , . . . .
ttiniln i .is u i.n.lili.ii mil. n.i ,.in.. . . "" graze, instead of coming on to the
firm Tin. little , r,.,,. ' '.""' V"'" "W 1'" " mis occasion the boy
Choice milch cow for sale.
KIM i Alt TATE at Otis Uln.
newsboys and a very energetic and
1'ustllng fellow. Wn wish them well
In their new home.
H. M. Jackson, suite enlpnrter of
the HaptlHt people, Willi had.uatt
cra In Albnuiueriue, Is In town thin
weeh in the Interest of hi
wiiirn lie mis been engngi
past thirty years
Know rriiKHeil II. e nrnlrie nml whh neur the
their requirements and can save you dt. of thw ,mt,er when two Indians
time and mi.ney on your abstract. I ,.,. lln , , u, la, RrMa within
2Junetf ,..A yUrdH or him. He tnrneil and
ran, but one of the Indiana soon
WANTED Salesman with auto 1 rill,n, nIM nd dragged him Into the
to sell our line I'smt groceries. Per- wrm,iH. tt, tl. -ame time rlinklnu him
st' of hi' work ii. ""m'nt nn' Profitable er-.plnvm. nl, io tllnt ne could give no alarm.
, ', ,,! , rite (1 It AND i'NION TEA Co.. The Indiana had their horses Wed
n iiikii.,iii ior tne n. ........ r..i..,i ... im I. .. .. . . .. . .
" "- " in tne timber, and wtien tney arrived
Di nver, Colorado
The next meellni: ol the Music
Department of the WOBU'l GlUfe, I
will be held at the home nf Dr. .null
Mrs. tilasler, on Friday night, Jan-
nary (Id, Ittl, There will be given
a Schumann program, and II will
begin at Till, An invitation is ex
tended to all music lovers.
("apt Lawrence Merchant!, of llm-l WANTED All the Furs In Ed
w. ll. was down from there to spend ' , eoitnly. rwfeol price
CMitaiu Mh i ria o...iiPld. SAM MOSKIN. Rhone 4.
rrkMds In this city. Carlsbad. N. M.
An alarm of lire yesterday at I
noon called the department lo al
small building in lie Meiycan (uait
eis, Which was almost consumed bo
foro the arrival of the lire lighters
Fortunately there was very little
Wind and the efforts or the depart-
mnt were only necessary t prevent
the spread of the llames.
Roy Cox has tafean a position In
the Mor o. T. 0 Home, am! takes
hold like an old, experienced hand
Might! and aS believe Will mage a
good clerk, and sab snian.
Thi n- will be a Dinner BHAf giv
en by the Bridle Club to hall bus
bands this evening at the Palana
Hotel, which pi'oniis. in be a very
Mls:ies Barbar Neel Thomas ami
I'earl Hums will leave Monday night
to re enter the stale University at
Albiuiu. nine. Miss Burns was chosen
the Dnlverslty Ili-nii i v In the most
ambllioiis and hotlv milesteil einn
palgn ever put on at the I'tilverslly.
Hhe i. a pbilce In Kappa Kappa
at the place where the horses were!
FOR RENT. A strictly modern ,y trlpped all or the clothing,
furnished room. T' lephone 2S1. tfc fr, t,.. bi. even to his hat. and I
MRS. L. H MVEHH. threw them op the ground. They
w " ! then placed him, naked behind one1
FOR SALE A four room house. of the i,,dlans on the back of Wie '
with garage aud other good nut- horse.
buildings. Cull 58J. MRS JANh They then set out towards the
K1 YKENDALL. Itc northwest, rapidly kcepln In the j
timber. All night they rode fast, and
all the following day In the hot sun, j
and Uie boy's bark wna bndly hlls
tarad, Bl had a Ihlrk heTd of hair'
was a prolerllon to those pnrls. The
Indians expected pii'sult, and often
looked haek the way they earner
tutt before sundown they came to
a rrsafc, and tin Indians dismounted
nml I tafead out their horses, and
while one started, a fire the other
went to hunt a deer. "When John
was IlllVtl from the horse and fell
feet placed on the ground he was
unable to stand, and fell. HIh hark
was very sore from the sunburn, and
he turned over on his chest and lay
with his tare on his arms Curing the
night He knew after the long ride
that his fattier liad no eham-e to
rescue him. Trailing could only bo
done by daylight. Tin- hunter soon
ret'in ih iI with a small deer, and the
two Indians sat and broiled anil ate
of the meat, ami talked In a low
IttttoraJ tone until far into the
In the meantime Hiere was great
j excitement In the Howell home, and
in fact all over the settlement. The
cows discovered the presence of the
BAT i tt OVUM
Sightseers wishing a guide for
exploring the California Hat Caves
will find ni" at the caves, or Wenv
it's garage while u Carlsbad. I
efehfsa t2.un per n I. .on per day.
when not less than 5 in a pin t v.
Single perilous, flll.oo. For dales
w rite or see
2MJuntfc Carlsbad, N. M.
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We wish to thank our many friends and
customers for their patronage in the past
year, and to assure them they will re-
ceive the same courteous treatment
We extend to all our most sincere wish
for a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Our store will be
January 1, 1923.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hays ami two
children, left yesterday for Eunice,
New Mexico, to look after their cat
tle thai' are on the ranch at that
pi. io'. They are uncertain Just when
they will return, hut perhaps aiOol
the last in January.
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Shatturk wen
down from their home hi ut' . the
middle or the week, visiting frlenus.
Howard I'raler and Dover 1'hll
lips returned Wednesday nMtht from h h J
a business visit' to Bl Raso. w--, , Mteb ,., ,, a OI)cr
ran across tlx
Mrs. Rett Weir was sn overnlitht
visitor to this city, leaving this morn
Ing for Monument, New Mexico.
WE GUARANTEE THEIR
Seiberling ( ords are made by men whose
collective experience is probably the most
valuable in the tire industry men who are
responsible for more good automobile tired
than any other group.
When a tire is built primarily to biuld a
reputation, you may be sure the value is
there. That's why we know you'll not be dis
appointed in the performance of Seiberling
The 30x3 1-2 clincher cord is $12.50, puis
for culo liv
C. J. WALTER
prairie 1'owardH the.
house, holding their heads high, ano'
some nr them occasionally stopping
to look back. Captain Howell not-'
lied the commotion among the cattle
and al tlrst thought his son was run-1
nlng them In but soon nbandoned.
that Idea when be saw that fie cows
were frluhteued as thev daslu d up.
They were used to the boy, and
would not run from nlm in that
manner. Howell now thought of In
dians, and became uneasy about the
boy, and walked :ul a short distance
to see If he waa coming, but selng
uotliing of him hurried to I'he house
and told his wife that he believed
Indians were around and he was
4olug to aee about John. He took
down his ride and pistols I mur.ite
loadersl and huiilec'ly left the
The mother and the two negro
women now greatly excited, went
out and looked across the prairie aa
long as they could distinguish' ob
jects. The captain hurried around
the prairie, Mated from view In
the timber. It was now getting
dark, and he could see nothing of
the boy or hear anything that would
give a clue as to what was transpir
ing. He knew I'hat It would not do
to call, aa that would disclose his
presence to the Indians, If It were
Indians, and they would slip up on
him In the darkness aud kill him,
and no aaaiatance rendered the boy.
So he went cautiously, alert to every
sound, determined, however, if he
heard an outcry from the lad to (0
to him regardless of consequenees.
But all was still, and he retraced his
steps to the house, hoping that the
boy might have arrived, but such
waa not the ease His wife and the
negro women were almost frensled,
and it was all the capraln could do
to keep them from crying aloud.
Those old-lime plantation alara
women were almost as devoted to
the children of their masters aa their
mothers, and would risk their Uvea
or even dla for them. The captain
now 1.1TÍT his wife and tlte negro wo
men that tliey must keep quiet and
waioh and listen, and if they detect
ed the presence of Indians to quit
the house and take to the woods and
bide themselves In the darkness. He
had to leave them alone and fo to
notify the minute men that ho waa
'no sr satleJUd the Indians bad killed
John or taken him captive. Had-!
ni i n. Tiia horse he hurried away to
the neat est minute man, lour miles
away, loli him uf the situation, and
instructed him to make liaste aud
notify the others, aud all to n t,
at his house, lie then hurried liaik'
home, and found the situation as
ho had left it. i
He i o re midnight all of the minute1
men had arrived, BftaM In number,
and a bold search commenced with
lights, huulliw; lr the body if Um
boy had been killed. Nothing was
revealed, however, until daylight,
and than the clothes were found.
The lack of blood stains or marks
of violence on the garments, gave1
some assurance that tile boy had not
been killed, and was a captive. Itl
gave the wretched mother some re
lief when the clothing was carried to1
them. Only a torn place In the col-
lar of the shirt where the Indian
gripped him hard while dragging
him to the horses.
It was soon discovered that only ,
two Indians had been peasant.' and
(.he captain picked live of the men'
Who had the best horses to go with
htm oil i'he trail, aud two young fel- j
lows to stay aa guards at his house.
The others he senl' back home, fear
ing that other Indians were In (ha
country, these two only brandling
off from the main band. What anx
ious hours were spent wnlle the
mother waited to hear tidings or her
boy, her only child.
All day the pursuers rode as fast
as they could under I'he circum
stances, following a trail, but only
twenty miles were made by dark
when the trail could no longer be
followed until daylight again. That
night the captain correctly reasoned
thus: The fridlans had covered for
ty miles the night before aner at
least fifty on this day, and were now
sixty miles ahead. He saw that It
would be hopeless ti continue the
pursuit, and the party returned the
minute men fo their various homes,
and the captain to his and also to an
almost brokenhearted wife and
Next morning the Indians ata
some of their meat, and then one of
them approached John, who was atlll
lying on hla chest, and seeing the
large puffed up blisters on his back,
struck tin in hard blows with bis
hand and burst them. Ho then
Jerked the boy to a sitting position
and offered him some meat, but he
was sick and mad, and refused toH
take it. His back felt like it had boon
salted and peppered.
The Indian now thought of a plan
to make hla captive eat. He sharpen
ed a stick, and then cutting off a
morsel or meat, stuck the atlek
through It, add than held It to the
boy's mouth. John kept his mouth
Closed. The Indian then commenced
jabbing lite stick to his mouth, and
he was compelled to open It and
(Continued on last page)
Mrs. In HarrNon will leave the
early part or the week for the home
of her parents In Abilene, Texas,
where she rather plans to remain
for a three w.ek's visit.
Mrs. Clasler had for dinner guests
at a Christmas dinner, Mr. and Mrs.
William Little, and three children,
of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. W. V.
Murphy, of Denver. A delightful
time wns enjoyed alike by the host
and hostess aud the fortunate guests.
The keys to the graphonola at
the People's Mercantile, Company,
dry goods department are all out
Everybody who has keys can try
them. Who will be tho lucky one.
MlssCharldee Rosson, of Loving,
will leave on the rerXirn to Chattan
ooga, Tennessee, next Wednesdr .
after a pleasant stay with home folk
In Loving and Carlsbad.
. ."l . ; .
Our New Year's resolution is to
adhere to that broad policy of fairness,
frankness and honesty which domi
nates this orga'.'.i'ation in all its deal
ings with its patrons.
This policy is not a new one with
us. It has often been' expressed by
word and by deed.
As we look back upon the past
year we take pride in the knowledge
that we "have kept the faith" with our
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Public Utilities Co.
E. A. Roberts,