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THE CLAYTON NEWS
DFFIC1AU PAPER OF UNION COUNTY
SUTHERS It DURAN. Proprietors
Cha. Sume!, Editor
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
Cntand M Second Claas MfttUr Oetobar lta
t ttM Poet Oflkw M Clayton. N. M.. "im
the Act of Mrch 3rd. 1879. .
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2. 1915
Write that Letter
Show the repudiated outfit where
to get in or Ret on." Tell them what
you think of them and their tac
tics. Let them know that it is not
an easy tnter to trample on the
rights of voters and free American
citizens. Let them know if you
think clear and decided majorities
entitle Smith and Miera to."leg.
lative positions," and your opin
inn of the evident organized at
tempt to purloin" the sane. Ex
press your sentiments and help the
honest legislators-elect in the com
ing fight against the domineering
bosses and a desperate state ma
chine. Perform your duty as a
citizen. Write a letter for publica
tion to the Clayton News, Clayton,
N. M. Our next issue will be a
warm number furnish a little of
the. "pep.". Hurrv 1
"Don't Blame Me"
We have no quarrel to raise
with anyone, but we do desire to
see simple justice accomplished
If an honest, sincere expression
were possible from i verv man in
Union county, wc do not lelieve
ue would say that a dishonest or
fiaiulUtil tli-ctiou was held in this
county last November. It was siin
ply a case of the most popular men
petting the most votes; and at least
in one instance the man who ran
a had second was so chagrined and
his dignity so rudely jarred b the
'honest expression of the peoples'
opinion, that he immediately set
about to devise wavs. and means to
' set aside the verdict rendered. We
could write columns on this sub
ject; we might even outpoint La
point of the Las Cruets Citizen,
we might lise staple arguments
, ejual to those of Siaplm of the
State Record, we might outguy
Guyei of local fame, but the facts
would remain the same thesliurt
horses got beat and were too d.irn
ed short to accept gracefully and
honestly the verdict of the people,
livery one knows in whom thev
now put their trust. It is good to
believe in the honor and integrity
of each individual legislator elect;
but we cannot accept as true S'a-
plin's estimate of the honor and
integrity of the little cotorie of re
publican state liossea who .have
been howling their beads off for a
two-thirds majority in the legisla
ture, in order that tbey may over
ride the gr vernor.
In this county the contestants
deny the credit or blame for the
actions taken looking to the defeat
of the will of the people. "Don't
blame we, don't blame me I was
forced," is the refrain.' Who did
the forcing. Catron, Springer; Van
Houten, Speis, Bursum, Hubbell
Holt & Co? Anyhow, the whole
thing resolves itself into a propo
sition of "The people be d d."
How do you like it?
Hurrah! A Republican Right
After the last state election the
republican leaders claimed to be
well satisfied with the verdict of
the people, and stated that no at
tempt would be made to defeat the
voters wishes. Since that time
there same republicans have filed
contests ag Mnst our of I he letiu
bers elected to the legislature.
Senitmber they only need four
moie volts to bave 'enough to pass
laws they wish over the eio of the
governor, then remember just trut
many contests have been filed, and
then notice that all these contests
are against metí that would sup
port the governor, and yon cannot
help but draw the conclusion that
it looks at least suspicious. All
right, gentlemen, it was just such
tactics that made New Mexico
swing into the democratic columns
three years ago and the Banie tac
tics now "will surely produce ' the
same, results. This state is re
publican by a goocj' majority, but
let it be remembered that there ate
enough independniet, honest vot
ers to rebuke any party that will
resort to the methods that made
New Mexico politics infamous a
few years ago. Gallnp Republi
Brevity may or may not be the
soul of wit." but there is no
question in regard .to brevity being
the soul of conversation iiowdays.
The aim of the tip-to-the-secoud
conversationalist is to cut all cor
tiers and get there in the shortest
In days of yore a man was po-
lite Under all circumstances, no
matter how much time it consuni
ed, Then he would sav "My dear
sir. I desire that you understand
thoroughly that I comprehend
fully audit) all detail the informa
tion you are endeavoring to im
part to me." .
Now he savs "Gotcha f"
Too Many Laws to Enforce
This nation as a whole, and
almost every state in it this one
not excepted suffers from too
much law making. Senitor Root
tild the American Bar Association
that in five years, fiotn 19U9 to
1913 inclusive, congress and the
state legislatures passed 62.014
laws. No one knows how rnanv
thousands of laws were in force
before 1909, but the 62,014 new
ones repealed many of those pre
viously in force, and amended
many more, with no end of result
ing confusion, Relatively few of
the laws are vicious enough to
work dnect harm, but hundreds
of them are harmful indirectly, for
they are unnecessary, inconsistent
and impossible to enforce.
Think This Over
When a newspaper gives you a
lot of free advertising in order to
boom some concert or entertain
ment in which you are interested,
keep track of 'the lines that, are
printed week by week and multi
ply that number by the regular
advertising rates of the paper.
Compare the results with the ac
tual money value of any favor
that you get from any other busi
ness concern. Then tile into
consideration the fact thai adver
tising and circulation are the onlv
two things that a newspaper has
to sell. Now, in these days of
higher prices, how much do you
think it ought to give away?1 '
Two Minute Title Talks
Tbe young man wilh an estate in
reality having ait assured title standi
at the door of success wilh the key
in hand. Such man becomes
known to tbe community and espe
cially to the men who are willing and
able to help bim when they know
that the security is good.
One of our abstracts will start you
on the road with a clear title. Vou
can then go forward without any (ear
of your title being upset.
Our abstracts guaranteed by tbe
Statutes of New Mexico.
Fidelity Abstract Company
Is Your Title Clear? f
Clayton Nw JUe,ico
The News did a big business the
first day of the year. We took in
one (foliar, loaned fifteen cents and
sold a Royal typewriter. Kditor,
capitalist and sateunau,. , Can you
beat it.' , ,
Some people,' and iiewspapers,
are like an old cows tail always
monkeying along I ehind.
Yes, and we have the evidence
tit our pocket.
My yn have keen the urge and boll
Of war's o'erwhelmln flood;
My fool tint pruM.d the sodden soil
And felt the ooxe of blood.
Beneath o.inupy of sky
Whereon frange llKhtninre played
My ear have heard the echoing cry
Of humankind betrayed.
Where once win thrall of pleasing word.
Of flattering, kindly tontfue.
Where one to song of peace was beard
In all Its chancea rung
Now all Is mockery of woe--'
Chuos of man a deceit .
From sea to sea tin armies go;
In death the nations. met.
Where now' ah.ill man's fair' word pre
vail? Where ahnll tils promise wctshT
At brother love tue Ii-kmihs nil
None knoivj such love tculav'
Prayer, penance, taiil'i, th lav of tod.
Kuch In lt turn Is vi'n
While anj ! ie ui...n .-hiiiih sod
Is snrpnd n-nrt t.liuiH' at .m . .
LuranN gheltloti In New Yortt Tlnwies, j
HOW SULTAN APPEALED
TO SUBJECTS FOR WAR. 1
Become Duty of 300,000,000 Moslems
to Tase Up Arm. . .
Tbe issuuuee by the sultan of the
fetwa, or procluiiuitlnii announcing a
holy war. vailed jujhui all .Mussulman
capable-of carrying arms and eVeu
upon Mussulniuu women - to ' flght
ngiiliuit the powers with whom the sul
tan whs at war In this milliner, tic
cording to Constantinople newsni;en,
the boly war lifetime h duty not only
for all Ottomim snlijerts. hut for too
8O0.I M K,( xx Moslem r the earth The
fetwa w:ih as fo.lnws:
"First Question. - If lauds of Islam
ore subjwti'il to mtn; k hy enemies. If
danger tbn:iicns IhIhiii. must in that
case yiemg mxf :rt. infjintry and
mounted men. iu nil purr f the earth
Inhabited by Mn!iiiuiuul;um, hike part
In the holy war. with their fortune and
their blood, in case the indlstm de
clares the wnr to all Mohammedans?
"Second Question. Since Russia.
.England. France and other states sup
porting these three powers against the
Islamltlc caliphate bave'opeued hostili
ties agalnat tbe Ottoman empire by
means of tbelr warships and their land
troops Is It necessary that all Mobain
nieduns also who live In tbe couu tries
Dinned shall rise ogalDst their govern
ment and take part lu tbe boly war)
Should be of Good Quality. All ' business concerns are
judged by their stationery. It makes no difference what you
need, we have it for you and of the Very Best Quality.
WE KNOW HOW TO PRINT
and will get the job up in a neat and attractive manner, using
only rew and up-to-date type faces. News press work can
not be excelled. : : : : ' : :
ALL KINDS OF PRINTING
Circulars, Posters, large or small, ; Legal Blanks, Business
Forms of all kinds, and guarantee each individual job to give
entire satisfaction. No job too large or too small to receive '
instant attention ; ; ; ; ;
THE CLAYTON NEWS
Particular Printers :
"Third Queatlon.-YVlll. under all clr
cuiaatahcea, since the attainment of
the goal .depends upon the participa
tion of all Mohummedana In tbe boly
war, tbnn who refuse to Join I.i l
general uprising tie punished for con
duct 00 abborreutT Answer. Tea. '
"Fourth Question. Mohammedan
who live In lands uf the enemy may,
under threats against their own lives
and the Urea of tbelr families, be forc
ed to flirht against the soldiers of the
states of Islrrn. Cnn such eondnet bo
punished as forbidden under the she
rtnt and those guilty thereof bt- r(fii ril
ed na murderers it ml punished with
the fires of bell) Answer -Yen
, "Fifth Questlon.-lnarmuch as It will
be detrimental to tbe Mohnmmednn
caliphate If tbe Mohammedan who
live In Russia. Frnhce, England. Servia
nrid Montenegro fljrlit arlnt "or
runny and Amuro-Hungary. which are
the saviors' of the great MotrummedHn
empire, will therefore those' who do sti
be puntahi'd with heavy ciialtle? An
SPEE FAMILY WIPED OUT.
With End of German Fleet Of? Falkland
islands Last of Nam Want.
With the annihilation by the Eng
lish fleet of the Ortnan Asiatic squad
ron, under command of Admiral Mail
tullían von Spee. netir tbe Falkland Is
lands, on Dec. 8. the lust three male
members of the Siee family went to
Admiral Spee went to the bottom
-wth his UaFKliii. I he Schiirnlinrst. tie
Wr fifty-three years old His oldest
son. f.tidwlg. died last yenr lu Quito.
lCcuiidOr. win -re lie liad lieeu stationed
as tii-rman, i ihimiI
' Two rem lining koiik. IhiIIi lieutenant
In the Cernían iiaVy. went down with
ttvo of the Hliit in tbe III fated squud
ron. They were Otto Ferdinand. Ilrst
lieutenant on tbe Nuerulierg, and lleiu
rk h Franz, luii'shlpinau ou the Uneise
tiau. ' '
Two years uso Von Rpee'a ouly
daughter married Dr. Karl Kocnig in
'Yucrzhurg. Admiral vou 8iee's wife
died several years sgo. lle'leaves uo
lirotbers. but several distant rtlathus
Are olllcers in the German army.
WANT CLOCKS OF
Chicago Business Men to Casi
paign For. "More Oay:ighLM
IDEA IS TO GAIN AN HOUR.
United State Chamber of Commerce
Will Be Called Upon to Consider
Question In February Our Working
Day Must Be Longer to Better Agre
With Foreign Tima, 8aya Banker.
The Chicago AsmocUuIod of Com
merce will undertuke something that
rresldcM TifT luileiT 16" SeVouipTÍHb
two years ago. Tbe twenty-four Chi
cago business nien on the executive
committee of the ussoelstlou voted
unnnlmouiily In favor of punning the
nation's cluck, bands ahead one hour.-
A resolution also was puwsed without
dissent culling upon the United States
cbnmUT of comtneree. with Its 4K) as
sociation members scattered over the
country, to consider tbe question at
Its a:inual meeting In' Feliruary , U
Wnsblngtou, with the recommenda;
tlon of tbe Colonic body that nation
wide movement be undertaken to gain
more dnyllsht at the end of tbe day.
Avoid FrioVton of Railroads.
By extending the "gi-t up early" cam
paign to the. entire country the asso
ciation. It Is thought will avoid any
oim'u friction with the railroads, which
were net sesl'nst nny lo-al movement'
bo-ause of the tonfusiou that would re
sult iu the tluii tables from having two
or three different time schedules.
"The scheme to bring more daylight
Into the end of tbe day ts well worth
uny expense or effort to ffect Its so
cumpllslinieut." reads tbe reiort
"The udvantiiges to be derived by
adviiiK-Ing our standard time One hour
a furrenrhlng, tieneflrlng. pof only
the enjoyment and health of the peo
ple, but conserving the natural re
HoutveH of the country. The disad
vantages, which are really Inconveni
ences, are ho trilling as to be hardly
worthy of consideration. .
"There la certainly a live Interest In
the question In Chicago. X'nlon labor
otliciuls huve shown rsTSonnl Interest
In the proposal liellevlne It would
make for the health, happiness and
welfare of tbe vorkluguiau."
"This Is one of the biggest ad most
ImiHirtant questions," snld E.' C. Klm
bark. chainnau of tbe time committee
and cx-piesldeut of the Chicago asso
ciation, "if we cau only get serious
thought ou it
"In six months of the summer the
people of Chicago will get 300 extra
hours of daylight ufter worklug bouts,
compared with the present system,
and of course they will gain ninuy
more hours In tbe other months."
Banker Favors Plan.
John 4. Arnold, vice president of the
First National bank, assorted that tin;
working people of the city were com
ing out for tbe plirn on' u II sides, ae-
nrrtltnF ti, miuii'ln ir.i I li..r..rf l.fd
"Chlciigo Is Ove hours and fifty min
utes behiud London time." he said.
"Wbeu we get to work In Chicago and
get our business started the Londoners
ui-e closing up their shops. Now. If
Chicago and the rest of the United
States are to become world centers for
international business we must arrangn
our working hours so that we can get
Into- touch with the traders of the
world and get uu answer tbe samu
Mora German Submarines. '
Germany Is building forty 000 ton
submarines, according to a report from
Tbe llague. They will bring her
known fleet of "mitprsH,dioote" up ti
ninety-five. The new vessels are of
the latest design, embodying snmn
nffvel departures frotn the former typi
of German sulimurjnes.