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COM MERCAL Dr. George H. Buer
Physician and Surgeon
Phon Commercial Hotal
Mountalnalr, New Mexico
TRANSFER AND LIVERY
Fred HInton, Prop.
Does a general Transfer and Liv
ery business. Baggage and freight
transferred. Rigs to all parts of
the surrounding country. Good
teams and charges reasonable.
We get you there when the autos
can't Snow and mud do not
THE HOME RESTAURANT
MRS. EAST, Proprietress
Home Cooked Meals our Specialty
Come to us for your dinner when
trading in Mountainair
Deal & French
funeral Directors and Licensed ftnbalmers
Mountalnalr, N. M.
We will have a full line of new cas
kets and can give you best service
Mrs. J. A. Bbal, Cueste T. Fmnch.
Mountainair. N. 11. Albuquerque, N. If.
Others will read
in these columns
just as you
are reading this
"You men are not so smart," jeered
the bachelor girl. It takes you an
hour to sew on a button." "It does,"
acknowledged the widower, who had
sewed and been sewed for. "But that
b utton never comes off-"
She "I want you te forget that I
told you I didn't mean what I said
about nottaking back my refusal to
change my mind. I've been thinking
it over, and I've decided that I was
mistaken in the first place."
He "Do you really mean that, Isa
bel?" Willie "Paw, what is a genius?,'
Paw "A genius is a successful
crank, my son."
First Old Friend-"Hullo, old chap,
how are you?"
Second O. F, "First class; how are
F. 0. F. "Steerage."
The attorney for the gas company
was making a popular address. .
"Think of the good the gas company
has done!" he cried. "If I were per
mitted a pun, I would say in the words
of the immortal poet, 'Honor the Ligth
Voice of a consumer from the audi
ence: "Oh, what a charge they made!"
"If there were four flies on atable
and I killed one, how many would be
left?" inquired the teacher.
One," answered a bright little girl
"the dead one."
The city youth secured a job with
Farmer Jones. The morning after his
arrival, promptly at 4 o'clock, the far
mer rapped on his door and told him to
get up. The youth protested.
"What for?" he asked rubbing his
"Why, we're going to cut oats," re
plied the farmer.-
'Are they wild oats," queried the
youth, "that you've got to sneak upon
'em in the dark?"
The Independent office is prepared lo supply all kinds of Commercial Print
ing at prices consistent with good work and good material. Our office is well
equipped with the latest styles of type faces, good presses and other machinery and
material necessary to produce Good Printing. Our motto is:
"Good Printing Always and All Ways"
flJThe Mountainair Independent is published every Thursday, giving the local
news of Mountainair and Torrance County, at $2.00 per year. Is it coming to
your home? If not, why not?
Mountainair Printing Company
Mountainair, New Mexico
Country Cousin "Of course, perta
ters grow underneath the ground."
City Cousin "H'm ye-es but what
gits me ia how you teil when they're
ripe or not." Farming Business.
Son (a golf enthusiast) "You must
acknowledge, father, that it requires
í great deal of skill to drive a ball 100
yards." Old Farmer-"Rubbish! It
don't require half as much skill as it
does to drive a pig 50 feet."
A Glasgow merchant widely known
for his stinginess, came into his office
one morning and found a young clerk
writing a letter in rather a flourishing
hand. "My man," he observed, ."dinna
mak' the tails o' yer gs and ys quite
so long. I want the ink to last the
There recently entered the office of
a physician a young man making this
announcement: "I want to thank you
for your valuable medicine, doctor."
"It helped you, did it?" asked the
physician, much pleased. "It helped
me wonderfully." '"How many bot
tles did you find it necessary to take?"
"To tell the truth, doctor, I didn't take
any. My uncle took one bottle, and I
am his sole heir." San Francisco Ar
gonaut. A census-taker was working in New
York on the East Side, and came to a
tenement that was literally crowded
with children. To the woman who was
bending over the washtub he said:
"Madam, I am the census-taker ;how
many -children have you?"
"Well, lemme see," replied the wo
man, as she straightened up and wiped
her hands on her apron. "There's
Mary and Ellen and Delia and Susie
and Emma and Tommy and Albert and
Eddie and Charlie and Frank and"
"Madam," interrupted the census
man, "if you could just give me the
"Number!" she exclaimed, indig
nantly. "I want you to understand
that we ain't got to numberin' 'em ,yet.
We ain't run outo' names!"
(In this column each week will be found a number of Testeq Recipes. By
clipping these and pasting in a note book, a complete book of tried ricipes may
be gathered. We will bo glad to print any favorite recipes of our readers. Ed.)
Five pounds watermelon rind (that
has been peeled) three pounds of su
gar; one pint vinegar. Boil the fruit
in clear water until tender; drain, put
into the vinegar, and cook until well
flavored. Use all kinds of spices, put
them in a cloth.
Break cauliflower in pieces, size de
sired. Soak in salt water over night.
Then wash in clear water, and steam
or boil till tender. Drain and pack
tight in jars. If the vinegar is too
strong, weaken and put in sugar and
salt to suit taste. Tie spices in a cloth
and boil in the vinegar for a few min
utes, then pour over the cauliflower in
the jars and seal.
One part chili; two parts onions; two
parts green tomatoes; two parts cab
bage. Chop this all up fine, (or run
through coarse plate of food chopper.)
Put in a pan with vinegar enough to
cover; add a little salt, mustard or cel
ery seed, little pickling spices, and su
gar to suit the taste. Cook 3 to 4 hours,
then put in jars. This does not need
to be sealed airtight.
"Put one and one half cups of salt over
one peck of chopped green tomatoes
and let stand over night. In thk morn
ing drain and add one medium head of (
cabbage chopped 'fine and boil all in j
three quarts of vinegar for one half
hour. Then add six onions, three red
peppers, two green peppers, all chop
ped fine, six cup3 sugar, two table
spoons mustard, and one tablespoon
stick cinnamon and one tablespoon
whole cloves (tied in bag.) Cook all
until onions are soli.- -. ,
One peck green tomatoes; two quarts
onions. Put through the coarse plate
of a food chopper, adding one cup of
alt Let stand over night or a few
hours. Drain well. Cook until tender
in three quarts of vinegar with ten
cents worth of mustard seed. Put ten
cent package of whole mixed spices in
a muslin bag in the vinegar and cook
with the pickles. Add two pounds of
Take medium sized cucumbers, peel
and slice thin about three quarts; slice
thin one pint of onions. Soak in salt
water over night in separate dishes.
Drain in the morning, and pack in jars,
into which has been placed about two
tablespoonsful of ground horseradish.
On top put half teaspoonful of celery
seed. Sweeten a quart of vinegar to
suit the taste and let this boil a minute
or two, then take off the stove to cool.
Wnen cold fill the jars and seal.
Mrs. E. B. D.
One quart of small cucumbers cut up;
one quart of very small white onions;
one quart of green tomatoes sliced, one
quart of celery cut in small pieces and
two heads of cauliflower cut in small
pieces. Put one pound salt in eight
quarts of water, then pour over the
vegetables and soak over night, then
Bcald in the same water. Mix thorough
ly with two quarts of vinegar, six table
spoons mustard, one tablespoon tum
eric and one and a half cups of sugar.
Remove the pickles from the salt wa
ter, pour this mixture over them and
heat to the boiling point, then stir into
them three fourths of a cup of flour
which has been mixed carefully with
some water or vinegar, and cook all to
gether till the dressing thickens.
If It's Mont land
TELL US YOUR
In spite of the advance in pri
ces, we still have a number of
Fine Farms and Ranches
For Sale at
We have land we can sell you at
$10.00 per acre, that produced
crops this year, valued at $30.00
or more per acre. With the right
kind of farming methods this
land will never produce less, and
this anomalous condition cannot
last. Prices must advance.
We also have a number of fine
. Farms for Rent
the coming year, either for cash
or part of the crop.
We own the townsite of Moun
tainair, and still have a number
of choice business and residence
lots for sale, and our prices are
an incentive to home people to
build their own homes.
Information about the country
and its resources gladly furnished
THE ABO LAND