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Volume 5. No. 12
And Tucumcari Times.
TUCUriCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28. 1907.
Subscription $1.00 a yr
$5,000,000 FOR. THE PUBLIC
STATEHOOD BILL IS VERY LIBER.AL
GENEROUS PROVISIONS MADE
FOR SUPPORT OF THE
The date of New Mexico's ap
peal to the union for admission as
a state dates almost from the con
clusion of the treaty of Guadalupe
Hidalgo. The justice and fervor
of our prayers should have touched
the sympathy of Congress years
ago. We even consented to give
up our name to Arizona in order
to meet the requirements of the
political situation at Washington
and then were unmercifully lam
basted by our sister territory for
offering our good offices to her in
throwing off dependency for self
govenrment in substituting in
dependence for political peasantry.
Of no avail. We are still knocking
but are playing our hand alone
and will continue to do so until
we are in the sisterhood of states.
The Statehood bill now before
Congress is a liberal one with gen
erous provisions for public schools
and the support of territorial in
stitutions. The sum of 5,000-
000.00 under provisions of the bill
will be appropriated for the use
and benefit of the public schools,
said amount to be held inviolate
and invested in trust by the state.
In all other respects the bill is
broad gage after the plan of other
bills for admission introduced by
Delegate W. H.Andrews, who is
putting forth his best efforts for
admission since his first election.
It seems to most New Mexicans
that there are no end to the nam
ber ot sutticient reasons wny we
should be admitted without further
delay. The Santa Fe New Mex
ican, always foremost in the battle
uf intellect that has been waged for
years for statehood, gives a well
rounded list of indefeasible reasons
why our petition should be
answered, and answered now.
Among them are the following:
"New Mexico has an area of 122
467 square miles.
"New Mexico has a population
of over 400,000.
"New Mexico has a population
greater than that of Idaho, Dela
ware, Nevada or Wyoming,
"New Mexico has a greater
native born American population
than any other state admitted in
the last few years, with the excep
tion of Oklahoma.
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My Courtesy Santa Ke New Mexican
Trio of Co-workers for the admission of New Mexico to the sisterhood of sovereign states, three men who never quit when th.
welfare of our territory is nt insue. and mav the cods a iva them mur.h wisrlnm in th nnr,,h,nt ,.f r.i.. j 4 , ,1B.n nB
prayer of every citizen of the great commonwealth of New Mexico. 'r ,naePeQUnco .
New Mexico has 3,500 miles of
railroads in operation.
"New Mexico has 2,000 miles
ol railroads in contemplation.
''New Mexico has 8,800,840,000
tons of coal available.
New Mexico has
head of sheep.
"New Mexico has 546,597 head
of cattle, assessed at 5, 190, 622
Mexico has had 25,000
filed in the last twelvemonths (Jan
uary 1, 1906 to January 1, 1907),
which means an increase in popu
lation of 100,000 people.
"New Mexico has one county
which had 500 people ut the last
census, and which now has a pop
ulation of 20,080.
"New Mexico had in 1906 prop
erty assessed at 43,242,746.31.
New Mexico had in 1907 prop-
erty assessed at $48,509,697.26.
"New Mexico has increased in
taxation value in one year to the
extent ot $5,166,350.98.
"New Mexico has over 1,000,000
acres-of land under cultivation and
"New Mexico has applications
now on file for permits to con
struct water works and irrigate
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