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TELEPHONE NO. 43,
The Ceritrál Meat Market,
J. D. VILUAMS, rROP.
il Local News.
The attention oí advertiser U called
to the fact tb.i it U impossible to
reach a majority of the op.e
sEJdy County through any other
medium than the CURRENT.
Investigate this matter to your own
Regular worship at the Jtaptlal church
JiC. I'eck.of Itoswell,regÍBtcre.l at the
Uemember tlie ice creom on the court
house lawn April 3t).
Jno. L. Emerson went to Hoswell
Tuesday on business.
Mrs. Sam !. Smith is recovering from
a severe spell of sickness.
' W. W. Uatewood hns been lu Hoswell
since Sunday attending court
Sam H. Smith has bren dubbed the
. "oil king," of the l'ecos Valley." .
Tom Harflekl went to San Angelo,
Texas, Sunday morning for a visit with
Miss Kmlt Peterson visited Pecos
several days this week, returning Tues
li. F. Patterson, the horse man from
-the Guadalupes, wai in town several
xlays this week.
Joseph Smith, of Dallas, sieclal in
-surance agent, called on McLeuatheu &
Mrs. IL' W. Tamill returned from
Chicago yesterday, accompanied by Dr.
-Chas. A. Williams.
L. Duckworth, representing the Kl
I'aso Plauo Co., turned several pianos in
Carlsbad this week.
A. D. Greene, of the Argus force, lias
been confine I to Ms bed several days
(the first of this week.
S. T. Bitting Is f ttintr up two houses
for rent In the block north of the court
; house, on Canal Street.
The good morning greeting I' now
Invariably followed 1 7 tlie query
What'a the price of oil stock n
Shelleck.'NVellsFargo route agent
with headquarters at Amarillo, checked
aip the local ageut here Thursday.
Mrs. Anderson and children, from the
Guadalupes, visited at the' home of Mrs.
T . .. A nlfin,i I I a If ra M.lu u'unlr
The Hope country is suffering terribly
-for want of water. A great deal of the
stock has been moved over to the river,
Miss Tola Matheson arrived tn Carls-
:bad last Thursday, to make an extended
-Tlsst at the homo of her brother, John
James Miller and Miss Alice lVatt
were married in Hoswell this week.
.Miss Pratt Is well known In Eddy county
having fonnely lived at Hope.
C. O. Hoffman is the champion ame
- teur photograpter of Carlsbad. He has
the best collection of real good kodak
photos we have ever m en in the valley,
A prelude oh our "oil wells" and ser
mon on "Behind CI osad Doors," the
.themes for Sunday veiling worship at
the Baptist churc'i, 8 p. m. Pastor
(Powell wilt speak on "Our Covenant
. at 1 1 a. m. Welcome.
Dr. Williams, of -Chicago, visits the
'Valley as the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
' Tausill, for the purpose of investigat
ing the climatic condition of Carlsbad,
and the advantages offered here for the
-tablishinent of a sanitarium.
The literary social of the Young Peo-
pie's Union, at 4 he residence of C. W.
Cowden, Thursday evening, was well at
- tended. The program embraced music
'by Miss Nellie Merrifleld and Hugh
Freeman, and readings by Misa Uilsou
-and Professor Ellis. It was reported to
be a very successful entertainment. all
around, thanks to the hospitality of
Mrs. Cowden, and the efforts of those on
.Elliot Hendricks Mel himself, away
for a few days recti Jy, and was uot
heard of unttl Tuesday last, when he
mtiNkAd, bfaaace-wreatlrad n smiles.
It Is impossible to determine .whether
he has made a "strike" in Beaumont oil
. stock or whether bis good humor Is oc
casioned by some fair one. Incidentally
we heard of bim at Midland while he
-was wir, .But then Uiere Is uoU ex
'Misa M. U. Andrews, of Chicago, rep
meullng the Fenidell goods, has been
;Iu Carimbad aluce, last Friday afternoon.
On Moiulay abe served .FerudeJI coffee
free to any person, who happened into
tbe st or of Pendleton & (iamble, who
in the IjjcsI dealers in the goods she
represents. II was an unique advert
neut. Miss Audsews aJáo canvassed
the twa and commuuity personally
V.kv!uc Tfe .fetmjt of wonk
(WUitwjaJarge Increase u.te trade of
rt eadieton A Gamble. Judicious ad-?trtlbliiiyaja.
Black Jack" Paid the Penalty.
A telegram to the Ct'RRCXT, received
as the paper goes to press, gives the In
formation that "Black Jack" was exe
cuted on schedule time at Clayton yes
terday. The drop fell at 1 :25 p. m., and
his head was torn off. He was a large
Uig lot of sorghum seed for sale at
Pard us. tits
Showers ef rain fell at Ilocky Arroya
and McMillan this week.
You can't order your Ice too early or
too late for A. il. O'Quinn.
Cotton teed for sale at actual cost by
the Tracy McKwan Hardware Co.
The HI Paso white onion, the lest
onion that grows. Por salo at Pendle
ton & (.amble's.
U'Qulnu's Royal Hoot Beer Is the
most healthful, non Intoxicating drink
of the season.
We learn from reliable authority that
there will be more fruit on the llocky
Arroya farms this season than ever lie
fore. "You'll have to hurry" if you want
to drink OIQuíiiu'b Boyal Hoot Beer.
The demand Is great and Ihe supplv is
The new awning of the First National
Bank is neat and convenient. It was
mounted by J. p, McMillan In his usual
The Elite" barber shop, always up-to-date,
now has the Uncut boot black
that ever struck the Pecos Valley. Op
posite the postolllce.
. William Simmons, sent to the tor
rltoral penitentiary from Chaves county
lust year, was shot and killed by the
guards, last week, while attempting to
"You will have to hurry" if you want
Dr. Beany) to Ox .your teeth as his
"white." ranch Is right lu the middle of
the Carlsbad oil fields and he is likely
to retire as soon as they strike oil.
S E. Townseud this week sold to II.
(1. Purcell a llué shorthorn bull calf at
8300. Nero of Midland goes on the line
fellow's registration paper, and he Is out
of 2nd ltosemond Flower and sired by
the famous prize winning shorthorn.
Lavender Viscount. Midland Repor
ter. Candy, oranges and bananas, at Hess
, The wide awake firm, Tracy-McEwau
Hardware Co , have responded to the de
mand of the lower valley farmers by
promptly ordering a supply of cotton
seed for planting. In as much as they
are selling this seed at actual coBt, their
efforts to accommodate our farmers
wlll-4te. appreciated and. remembered.
Try Bates & JJiggera' Legal Tender
restaurant for good meals.
The attention of pur county officers
is called to the fact that certain parties
are using dynamite for the purpose of
killing fish. As this Is the direct viola
tion of the law, and disastrous to the in
tcrests of the whole people It should be
promptly stopped by prosecuting theot
fenders at once.
Down at the II. S. Meat Market they
sell, pickled pigs feet, welner sausage,
bolona, fresh head cheese, corned beef,
pickled pork, sour kraut and fresh and
salt water llsh every Friday, .lso the
best meats that the country produces.
011 ring the bell and they do the rest
Telephone No. 24. 513
The O. K. blacksmith shop has secur
ed the services of an expert painter and
are prepared to paint your carriages,
buggies or anything that needs paint
lug. They are also prepared to do fine
sign painting at very low rates and 011
short notion. When you need anything
In that line don't fail to call at the O. K.
shop or telephone No. 58.
II SPRING LINE
of Sallerr Walking
Hats and Ladies Shirt
Waists are now opened
m Latest Styles!
My line has never been
more complete than
this-aeasou. Come and
see for yourself.
The one great question now agitating
the minds of the enterprising Carlsbad
clllxen is whether or riot those barren
hills, which have for so long mocked
our Inherent belief that every element
In nature contributes to tit welfare of
the human family, are about to give
untold wealth. The sole topic of dis
cussion Is "oil,'1 uot the Beaumont ar
tide, but a home product Every other
subject Is of minor Importance, And
manifestations of Interest are not con
fined tn idle talk. The streets of Carlo
bad have been prarticu'ly deserted this
week, owning to the fart that many of
our citizens have visited the locality
known as "IlacLLcrry Draw", for the
purpoee of locating claims and taking
in the general situation. Tlie number
I of claims filed upon are too numerous to
Carlsbad has the oil ferer. And it all
came about, In this way. Last Monday
it became generally known that some
California parlies had filed claim un
about 400 acres of land lu "Ilackberry
Draw." I'pon Inventigutlon it devel
oped that C. A. Richer, an oil expert,
was engaged iu constructing some road
ways, at no Insignificant expenditure
of money, which lead to the above
mentioned claims. The quiet and bust
iiens like manner In which this re pre
sentutive of the California parties per
sued his plans convinced a large num
ber of our people that there was a sig
nillcance attached to such preparation,
and there was immediately a hurried
scramble for claims. Very little else
has been thought of or talked about
since. Speculations are many and var
ied. When approuched upon the sub
ject Mr. Richer plainly Hated thut he
represented a company and that he
was here for business strictly; that he
i and his backers wou'd put In at least
one experimental oil well upon one of
their claims and that actual work would
begin us soon as machinery could be
brought here and pi. iced In position.
This is not the first timo by any
means thut cil hr.s been talked of at
Curlsbad. It has been known for years
that oil existed tn these regions In a
greater or loss quantity j but this is the
first indication that anyone has ever
had sulllcient confidence In discovering
a paying quantity to justify them In
boring. Considering that il will require
an outlay of at least tMO.tXX) to make the
experiment, and the fact thut actual
preparations for commencing active
operation have been made It is evident
that capital is deeply interested In the
prospect at ''HacRberry Draw."
At least a dozen local companies have
been organized, the largest one being
the "Syndicatejl.with .forty members.
As the most representative business
men of the town are In the front rank
of the organizations, It is evident all
mean business. The Cl'UHK.nt be
lieves that the interest now aroused
will result iu the ultimate discovery of
valuable oil deposits romewheie in the
valley, Thut it exists lu these regions
there can be no doubt, though many
believe that there are more favorable
prospects below and above the present
locution. In fact the claims being
taken up now are closer to the river
thuu the first locutions, many prcfering
to get down into the low lands. The
search for oil has I cjun In earnest.
Meunwulle eveiyone Is on the 'vjjjl
Try the new private boarding house
at the Downes property. Everything
first-class. Mum. Wm. (Jicoveh,
O'tjuinu's Royal Root Beer is the
leading spring drink.
1 ry a five cent loaf of bread. Fresh
every day at the Legal Tender Restaur
1 1 " 1 1. 1 .mf...ii., r.lfin 1 T.i ipi.a 11 t,, 1 1 ijT
3? XI it
Carry the largest stock
of General Merchant
disc in Pecos Valley.
GROCERIES. The immense volume of their busi
ness cimbles them to buy almost
everything in the CJIiOCKltY line in ear lots, ami being
turned so frequently their stock is at all times fresh and new.
DRY GOODS, Notions, Hoots, Shoes, dents' Fur
nishings of all kinds, no one who has
be en in the commodious and well appointed quarters
doubt for a moment that they are thoroughly in touch with
the eastern markets in the matter of styles in every depart
ment. They are now equipped with the handsomest and
most stylish assortment of everything that goes to make up
a thoroughly up-to-date stock of (JcHoral JUY. (iOQDS.
They are anxious to compare prices with any
reputable concern that can come in competition.
The only genuine small
grain seed; one bushel
goes as far as two of
any other variety, For
A. ,1. CRAWFORD,
At Lynn s ramt btore.
Here It Is at Last.
Bates &JJIggers, the enterprising bak
ers, have decided to put a live cent loaf
of bread upon the market. Fresh every
day. Also fancy cakes, pies, etc. Don't
forget It Is a Leiial Tender Restuu
rant where you can get the best.
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair
Avuld lUkluf Fowdoi Utlulng;
tltuu. TUajr are liJurluua t iMttUb
Cotton seed for plant
ing for sale by Tracy-
McEwan Hardw'e Co.
On July 1st the Clmuiknt will issue
an elaborate souvenir edition. It will be
iu magir.ine form, handsomely printed
and bound, and contain no less than I
puces, with many iiluhtrutiousof county
enterprises. This edition will be con
structed upon the CruitKS'i'V Ideas, of
wl.at such a work should be. eoulaliiiug
nothing but matter of ireneral interest
anil 0111 i 1 1 in cr the customary personal
wiite up, which is nuulo the basis of so
many similar efforts. Beyond question
tin-re are multitude of people abroad
who are interested iu the Industrial life
of Kddy county, and a truthful illustra
ted description of what is here will re
suit In liiKting bcuwU to every eutcrpriMi
pei-ial attention will he devoted tit the
sti.rk interest; the attractions for the
tourist Will form the second feature, No
rosi-ate pictures will lie drawn. The
compiler will confine himself to facts
Tlie Ci HUi.N r force is thoroughly pre
pared for this work. In fact actual
preparations for issuing this edition Im
been in progress for months past. It is
not a sudden venture but has been cure
fully planned; many i.f the details have
been discussed with the stoeklueii ami
merchants, some of them have endorsed
the project with promises of hearty co
oM ration It will boat once the most
comprehensive and elaboran) edition
descriptive of Fdily county ever issued
The First National Bank of Carlsbad,
CAHUSBAD, NCW MEXICO.
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A itfioned fapii;!
lild i:p Capital & Sarins,
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i'liwl.ilil, m l J.4I4-1U Ji)i-l
Taken up In tlio neighborhood of
Carlsbad, an excellent teum of buggy
dorsos. One bay, about ( hands high,
branded II'J; ore iron gray, alxmt tl
yi Mil old, IT) hands high, branded T.I on
If ft shoulder. Both had mi halters;
also both were shod lu n peculiar man
ner with rubber lined shoes. Owner
can locate same by calling at this olllce
and paying for this advertisement.
To Be Given Away.
J. S. Crozlcr has Inaugurated a voting
contest. The young lady receiving the
highest number of votes between now
and May Dili, will receive the haudsouie
Cresomt bicycle now on exhibition at
the Tanslli block. The young lady re
ceiving the second highest number of
voU-s will become the owner of a beau
tiful woven horse bridle, valued at
115.011. The Ooiniueudabio feature of
this contest Is that the net proceeds go
to the benefit of the Tausill baud, an
organization that Is worthy of supMrt
In every reHH!t. 1 he small sum of 5
cent entitles any rwm to vote for a
cundldute, and the result of each day's
voting will be announced at 0 p. in, 011
the bulletin board at Cro.lei's store.
The remdt will bo watched lili inter
At Legal Tender Kcstaurant, tprlng
fjj Jool table.
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IhiuIiiik t uiillHlly 1,1111-.
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ls. H. Mi l k. He y.
TO US aiwl you know ly past kx
perit'iu'o that they will ho fillt'd
right and with puro drugs.
Wo.lo not SUJtS'mTTK,.and
if wo cannot fill your prescription
wú will tell you so. Wo aro
Eddy Drug Co.;'
frying chickens. . tí