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The Carlsbad Current
and New Mexico Sun.
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Carlsbad 'PrMtng Co., Publishers
Win. H. Mu&ane, Pre.
Unm-RimoN II M par annum.
the Official Paper of Eddy County.
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CarUbad. N. M., Friday, Jan. 3. 1 908
Prakate Caw aa Ba-Offtta carir
I parabrannounre maaalf aa a eaaillriale
lor the frnc of Probata c'af k and ei onVIo
ftacordar of M1 .oiintv, auli)cl to lb. ac
aa ul ine damocrallo pnniartoa
Arthur H. O'Qulaa.
A SKUNK SKINNED.
Talbot, he of the howl about
high salaries high taies and all
other howls aa good as admits he
is a perjurer, tax dodger and all
round dead beat, by holding in a
whining way that his short com
ings should not be brought up as
an argument to prove that we are
paying twice as much for county
officers services as we should. This
is as good an argument as to call
a man a booze tighter because he
does not believe in prohibition.
Thf se allusions to Talbot were not
made in anger derision or resent
ment, but In the same spirit that
be exhibits when he calls this pa
per the weekly Guzzle 6uzzle. Re
collect that the Current did not
commence this personal abuse cam
paigne and is not responsible for
the exhibitions of silly twaddle in
dulged in by the Artesia pajers.
Talbot goes on further to say be
is not paying any more to the pre
sent system of confiscation than he
can help." In other words, by
perjury he is dodging his Just
share of taxation and he further
says the Current editor has never
listed a piece of property at its
face value in his life. Mullane
says Talbot knows be lies and can
prove by the schedules that Talbot
has not listed his property for one
fifth of what Mullane has. Tal
bot lies when be says our property
has not been frequently HiieU for
Its face valut as the schedules will
show, besides property is not
supposed to be listed at face value,
but at a fair and honest valuation
such as honest men give in, but
only a natural thief will endeavor
to escape witnout rendering any
more than he can help and this is
what Talbot has proved himself to
be and docs not really deny it when
cornered. These ! holler than thou
people who are continually finding
the beam in others eyes are the
biggest sinners on earth and should
be and will be punished if there is
a hell to get them In,
Talbot says county officials are
paid too much and that taxes are
too high. He says that the county
officials are paid six to eight thou
sand dollars per year. The Cur
rent will give Talbot the finest
suit of clothes in Artesia if it can
ot prove he is a liar a demagogue
and mischief maker for bo official
of Eddy county will,-by all the re-
ica iiwui uia viuir w aula ig
It-.- - . T - a
treasurer the two best offices la the
county, have not both together
made near S.ooo for the past year
while the sheriff took in about $4,
eeo and each must pay a string of
deoutles out of this. Now Mr.
aiooi ana an your oupc or oeaci-
ptet of your Ignorant shallow pated
school yon ought to know what
you are talking about before you
commence running ett at the head
la the way yon have been doing
for some time. Yon probably know
also that the last legislature passed
a law to nearly cut the above sal
aries in half to take effect Jan. 1
1000. If you do not the Current
will refer you to the following:
Chapter 45. An act to regulate
the classification of counties and
fixing the salaries of certain coun
ty officers: 37th Legislative as
sembly approved March 18 1907.
As you will note ' by reading the
law it takes effect Tan. 1, 1009 and
on account of the territorial auditor
placing Eddy County la the C class
the assessor and treasurer will only
receive a i-a per cent after that
date instead of fonr per cent as at
present. The law would have
gone into effect at once, but It has
been held by the courts that it ia
unconstitutional to raise or lower
salaries during the term for which
an official is elected so the best the
last legislature could do was , to
have the law take effect Jan. t,
But suppose the offices could be
conducted for $2,000 per annum as
Talbot howls for, how much would
that reduce taxation? Can or will
Talbot answer? Be will not, be
cause he knows it would not effect
the average tax payer one cent in
a dollar while if all would give in
equal no one would feel the burden
of taxation which bears so heavily
at preseut on a few.
If Talbot's plan to pay the as
sessor and treasurer a salary was
adopted it would increase taxation
because men on a salary
would naturally be engrossed
with making themselves solid
with the voters and having
no incentive to assess or collect as
under the present plan of percent
age many would escape, conse
quently making it higher on the
honest tax payer.
Now all this may be too plain,
but in dealing with a man who
usee only vituperation and abuse
as argument it is nvwessary to be
and state facts as well as show up
the tactics of a person who never
knew the first principle of news
paper ethics, but commenced a cam
paign of abuse because this paper
does not believe that prohibition
is right or the proper method to
handle the liquor traffic.
If Talbot wants any more of this
kind of a newspaper scrsp he can
have it out personally, for these
columns are for use for other mat
ters which are of more importance
than skinning skunks like him.
POOR MAN'S COUNTRY.
One year ago about now, S. W.
Gilbert sold eighty acres of land to
a man near Rocwell for one hun
dred dollaro per acre. The pur
chaser had no money, so mortgaged
the property for the full amount
thus operating entirely upon the
other fellow's capital. He this
week sold the land for $110.00 per
acre, making as much money clear
as the original purchase price and
$800 besides. And this in twelve
months time. It has been said this
is a rich man's country and that a
poor man has no chance, but In
this Instance we see a man come
Into the valley and make $8800 with
no capital to start on at all. It is
an evident fact that the man who
neglect to get a hold in the Pecos
valley in these days whtn land is
going for a song is simply over
looking the opportunity of life
time. -Artesia Advocate.
And the Advocate might have
added that the taxes on this land
were lets than one-twentieth as
much as land of the same value Is
taxed at ia Illinois. But the howl
l.bout high taxes Is still doing its
work on strangers and others who
do not know the real conditions or
Chop Feexl Cheap.
Drinjr. your tVed to the mill at
the Tansill dam and have 'it
srround into irood chops. Only
$l.&0per ton in large lota.
The Public Utilitioa Co,
Killing time Is soul suicide.
No man Sods fame by hunting It
There la do obedience nnder com
Pickled piety Is bound to give some
He never Bods himself who Barer
Tou never will find faith by running
away from fact.
They who pour out their hearts
never empty them.
Ideals of character are the eoa
science of society.
A man may deceive himself, but he
never tools destiny.
The ttlgheat religion Is to do the
iowlleet thins well.
Truth cannot be found while squint
ing at popular opinion.
Revenge Is never so sweet se when
we refuse to entertain It
Our roughest eiperlenees often arise
from our smoothest tricks.
Soma talk so hard about duty they
have no strength left for deads.
Tou cannot be a leader and lose
sight of thoae who are to be led.
Tou cannot travel toward heaven
If you turn your back on truth.
The shortneaa of the day excuse
no man from greatnet of endeavor..
end L. O. fullem.
Carlabad. New Mexico.
S. P. BUj AC. C. R. BKICS
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
Will practice In all th courts of New
Mexloo and Tela. '
O tSci la thf Canelll BalMliwj.
JAMKS M. DYK
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
CaaLaaAO. Naw Mhico.
Office jL'anyon St. Eaat of Court House.
Pecukity Abstract Co. in office.
)K. HOMEK F. PARR.
Office la Mull a Brtee building. RaalaWv os
Halaeuvno St. tivi Poor North ef School beaat
CALRflDAb . . . NEW MEXICO
J, A. NYMKYER.
INraatr-aaa raara'aaiwrtanca ln lurvays of KMi
aad adjaialn aountiaa la Taaaitaad N.vMulea
Joa-a R. Jorca,. A. C Rtaan, . M. Oaou.l
rraaldtnt. Vloa rraaldoat. Caihtar.
Thft F"lrvh llnlr.n
Oarlabad, New MkIooI
Capital and Surplus, $1
uotu vi m cwuituoik, a lie jauruueira Ul tuv pniHio f. r"apeoi
lulled, ho account too sinall to receive oar beat atteatioii,
)R. A. G. HOADLEY,
Hooma land 10, Srhllll Hotel, Carlabad, H.M
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Horses Wanted to Pasture.
Plenty of good grass and wa
ter and fine shelter at ranch in
head of Hackberry Draw.
A. E. Siecner.
To sJl Tree Planters!
T uranf AUlinr Ati m nrr cr lt vvlanf tnannllri .,.. I
y. - w.v.j win ava'a w v Mwnw vviuu Aur
circulars of the coming apple for the valUV. There is no
(2 question about it, it will be a money maks to those who
(i plant. No cold storage needed.
Keeper by Name Keeper Fact
We have a fin line of the beat peaches, plums, and apricot, and
i all the leading apple and small fruits, rose an ?iergrana. Be
sure and get the Keeper Circular. We are pantlrf U ja" TTf cliaraa
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aw. Njrry Co., Land Headquarter, Rocwell, N. It
4 A at ai aa .i i.J1 t.
v i . ivcracr, nursery manager nurseoLeepartrnentV.
Aedr all Impilriee to Home Office, Aulni Jtaiuaa
The Bank Saloon,
Drop in when in town
end We. will convince you
lf XOTIIIKH K1!T I DCCT
)W IVCCp the DLOI
WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS.
AT BIASOlf ABXJI RATIS
Simpson 6. Co. Proprletora. - -) 'Phone 14
Corn fed BEEF
and MUTTON I
-Frae al AlkaH.
. FtlONE NO. II
A O ALL V.PROOUCTS.
FISH and OYSTERS In Seeae
DONTWAITI BUY NOW
The time to buy land I when it I cheap,
When time comes that It raise you cannot buy
NOW IS THE TIME.
If you want to buy, go where the sellers come to
Call or write. - '
McLENATMEN A TRACY, REAL ESTATE.
CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO.
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I Call Up Phone No. 115
'And order an
Electric flat Iron
For Tm Days' Trial
We have them at last, with'
a cooking attachment
THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMPANY