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It Known Ou Application.
.ill.ti.io ban bn ma. Ik lu thn HhcoixI
Auitnt PiMtmnvtorUatMiral at Wah1mttou.
D. C. tit ban. Th Bxthbpkiki mtonxl at
tlin Piwtomuela Clayton, N. If. an Second
r' i m tt..r. .
Got. Otero, hits set aside the
n(roiid Vfidny of tho 'month of
March, ns Arbor Day. ' .
The Territory of Now . Mexico
w,s ortran'suxl !3ept. 9th 1850. W
liiiVit hi'lil our own. we ar still a
territory-: despite tho prolnises of
, ' W-t secret influence is then
that . is withholding statehood
from New Mexico? Sho more than
lias the required amount of wealth
hud population that has been re
tiiri'il of other., territories. Is it
. . lri'judk''-. agninat our sonthnrn
Livthern who urn citntens of ouf
tviiiiiiouwcalth? no, thut can not
1 , for a trat ninny of our Anieri-
''it citizens are sttttlinp aiid iu
y ting in Mvxico, conteut with
onditi hi of ulTtirs there, or is it
t;int the E at is afraid to tfive. tho
.West its just representation in tl:e
V !Mfttv? or do they want to
'.with hold. stiil. hood from the re
iit.tiuiu territories for the pur
i'Kj.se of having that many more
oiBoe to fill with party workers? It
is not right that thin territory
should have to appropriate money
to auort her rights to a tiling that
licrj by precedent
Hf a clever legislatiViMntineiiyer
iWn'aUw Calberrttf,acti vely- as,
s i-4ed by Bipreseatati ves , 8 mit h ,
; lia toiwa aa 1 "Stephwtw, th bil
jrtViding for the- storinjr of the
flxxl water of the Bio ttrande in
New Mico and West Texas, hh6
piiswl both houses. At a cost of
97.OU0.0OO the scsond largest dam
nn 1 storage reservoir in the' world
U to 1m ooustru.ted near Englo.
Nuw Mi'xioo. It means per se u
grett deal of wealth for tho seS
tion mentioned. San Angelo
The output of one iventucky
rfutillin" company is 62,490 bar
I A. The estimated cost of this
. ' ti tlW manufacturers is estimated
at $374,000. From tha wholesaler,
they 7;t a profit of from one to
two dollars a barrel, The govern,
iii.-nt takes its pinch. Thn con
sumer pays the transportation
charges, government and local lie.
w. jJptiM fees, salary of barkeeper and
r-nt of building, and fwr these 62,
i K) barrels of liquor he lets go ol
$21,761,678.30, "and then," say's
valued eXehaage, " goes. horn,
and beats his wife into iuscnsibil
ty because supper isn.t ready,"
"With tha proper climate, giving
him an early season, a rich soil
aad a water supply under his con
trol, tha farmer take naturally
to the raising of garden truck and
iruit. These ' money crops are
especially adapted to the condition
of irrigated farms. They do not
require ouch space the irrigated
farm is Usually small they need
personal attention; the theory of
irrigation is based on that prin
ciple. So with his twenty acre
farm under ditch, a ptrt of it in
orchard and tho rest In garden
track, the owner lives a life of
pleasure and profit There is work
of course, bat it is a work that
with most people is a pleasure It
would Tje idle to refer to the phe
tiemanal yields which this New
Mexico soil produces under irriga
iioa. The average is about 400
Devoted to the Upbuilding of Clayton,
bushels of potatoes. 200 Imshi-ls
of onions, 'cabbage, a ton and a
half to the ncre, and melons, cant
aioupes, asparagus, celery, and all
other giinlen truck iu like pro
portion. A Matter of Business.
Nowadays th business instinct
is uppermost. The choice of an
occupation, a chauga in locution,
nearly evry aim and endeavor in
life is a niattei of business.
Just so it is a matter of I'msinosd
with thu man. who, tired of his
present surroundings, or hamper
ed by conditions, tho lack of op
portunities or prospects in the pur
ticnlar section in wliich he resides.
become expansionists on their own
account and '"btrike out." .The
RC.irch for uev.vr and mora profit.
able Seldd. for better and brighter
conditions and prospects, is a her
itage. The movement? ar at
tim?s spasmodic. Yesterday it
was the North-west; to-day it L
the South-west. Why?
Ou one hand, is this condition:
Tin east is ovvrcrowcled Expen
ses are high; couiietitions is knen
opportunit'uis are few and far bo.
twwen ; all Hues of business being
already well filled. The yoiing
man who want s to get ahead is
hampered in n limited field, and
the older man, feeling that his life
has been more or less a fuilure,
tiudshis upward pathway blocked.
Theso people fiwd au over prod no
riou on every baud; their capital
to) small to succejafnlly compete
with older and more firmly tsab
lialunl rivals. ,
On th.i other handis the South
The wholo section is productive
and tha very air teems witlyro.
'ress. Mother earth is a "iwinuir
rfnt proTider, in this laudjof prom
ise and the cliiuato is . a trusty
nurse. Prodigal Nature has given
an idca climate, o- flawless land-,
Scape a.nd a- farm land of inex
haustible fructivity. A thousand
industries, soils of varying degrees
of fertility, a wonderful produce
of varied plants and crops, a
world's ransom of ditTervnt niin
irals;.8uch plentitude. suh dis
similarity. One great advantage the South
west has in its more equable clim
ate, amPthis. probably as much as
'Uiything. is turning the tide of
immigration. Hern, these North,
eru farmers soon foimd they had
all tho natural aud social udvaut
nges of the North, wjth cheaper
iand capable of producing the
name crops, with, as good a .yield
and a corresponding increase in
profits. The first Southwest im
migrants found biyjnd question
that they had been lookiu ahead
when they immigrated, and told
their friends, and their friends are
now joining them. Given oppor
tunity anlyonr average American
asks no odds.' lie is finding it in
the Southwrtt, aud putting the
discovery to practical everyday
use. With nothing but his hands
and average energy ho can get
more out of the earth' can build
his fortune better, in the South
west, than elsewhere. And the,
opportunity is here, as well, for
the man with money to invest, as
the investment in lands, productive
mines or .' the promotion of
industries. The Southwest is
g'dwing; it has passed the
swaddling stage, and its cities and
towns are expanding requiring
more and bettor facilities, more
industries and as a natu al conse
quence, more workers, bo h in
town and field. Peopled by an
eager, progressive,- business-like
population of the fbst and moat
ypical " American, stock, well
enough s not satisfying--it is a
Clayton, Union County, N.
ma lero business with them, and
they are looking ah.-ad aud build
ing for the future.
Who Pays The Taxes
Taking the vote of Inst Novem
bar as a basis for a population
efitiTmto. then the per capi'n of all
tuxes collected in the Territory
during the past finctd y.ar w
only 81.7;. which should put i
quietus to the assertion tli.it taxes
iu New Mexico arejliigh, especial
ly when it is considered that one
iialf oE tlx taxes collected are paid
'iy the railroads and the cattlemen,
leaving the per capita taxes net
nally paid only alwut IK) cenU.
Few other coinnioinwa'ths eiin
show so low a",tax rate and thoie
that (lu, derive immcusu revenue
from corporations, the taxation of
estates' of deeeasj: I persons and
indirect taxation, avenues of tax;
utiou which urn practically closed
to'this Territory. Thiitivn out
of twenty-four counties ecceded.
the nvnrnge per aenpita ta::es col
lectd during ihe past fiac.il yea)
Luna County leading with a per
capita of Si.bo. However, Luna
County in proportion to its popu
lation I) at) more, taxable railway
mileage tlnti any other count j
In. the Territory. Eddy .County.
which comonext. with $(5.70 per
capita, is a better critenbu of what
might and can 1k done. A per
capita rate likejthat for the entire
Territory would make its revenue
four times wliHt it is at present,
orinother'wonla. would permit
cutting down the tax rate to just
one-fourtof what it is at pnsen,
Tho other counties anu.tLoin
sclvrs in the following order as fat
as thopi-T capita paymentof .tax
es is coucerned: Uunvw JM.xl:
Sierra $3.50: '- McKinleyv P.iU
Grant S'l 27; Union S2..W; Colfax
$2 24; Otero S2.15: Dona Ana
$2.07; Eoosevelt$2.0'l; Bernalillo
il.97 'Lim-oln 81.U2. The count
ies which fall below Hie territorial
avtrngo areQuny S1.55;"Socorn
$1.40;. Snn Miguel $1.37; Sat
Jnanr.$1.3:; Santa Fe $1.16
Guadalupe $1.11; Sandoval $1.04:
Valencia $.hj:J: Mora $.75; Taos
$.60; and Rio Arriba $.54.
The astounding thing a'oout
these figures is that a county like
Santa with ono.twelth of tin
population of the- Territory imi
its extensive railroad mileage pays
only one twtnly-sixth of tho laxen
collected in tho Territory, only
one sixth as much per cupita tax
as does Luna County mid less in
total taxes than does the new
county of Otero with no railroads
to tax. Naturally, San Juan County
with no railroad taxation, cannot
make as good a per capita show
iug as counties with ninny miles
of railroad and yet, its per capita
is higher than that of Santa Fe
County. Surely, the people of
this county cannot complain of
high taxes. Yet, when a stranger
comes here to invest, to build, the
local knockers warn him not to do
it on account f the high taxation
iu the county. New Mexican,
Commissioner Mttnntl B. Sis
neros, Hufrncio h Gallegos.
Prvbate Judge Felix Mar
tinez. Clerk of the Probate Court
J. Andres Pacheco'.
Sheriff Tranquilino Garcia.
Assessor M. Nicnwdcs Cha
IWsurer and Ex officio Col
lector J. Fred Wolford.
S-peritltendant of Schools:--Ilgio
Surveyor Francisco Loba'o.
It pays to advertise.
TJnibri County, and
M., friday, March 10,
FAWCET T & DEAN,
I) Miolcsab and Retail
. General Merch ,nts, O
'day ton, n.m.
rnoNi: nv ih.
L E. llerron
' HEUKON & FAlMEIi, Props.
Choice Meats, both Fresh and Salt.
Country Produci. . Choice Fruits and Vegetables.
. Prompt Delivery. '
CLAYTON. NEW MEXICO.
ep ror :a
w uenu pi Ked fWt-H t-.JU pf;r
'ltFhd ( h.yti n Real Entate Live
tock and Ccnmiiksioii Co., Clay
on New Mexico.
villi 1. I ' I 1 - n
- Scalers ft ' .
Where they SELL AT PRICES that mske CISTCA.L!
Orders CaKen ?cr Eadte, misses and Gents CaiioMllade Suits,
Waging en J Dms SKiris,
STERLING READY-TO-WEAR CLOTHING. ROELOF'S HATS AND FLTcR'S SHOES;
Pay Less; Dress Better
Country in General.
Geo. r. Fanner
250 Head of Steers i-'or Sale.
1 H of yuarliucH,
.'IKihuinic.'coir.. TV U a smiM if mViia at
oacn. (,'iul i nr i.ilro ,
layion U...U hhe 8 tick ami t.'omnii
im lu.ttiiir, !.
Located next door to Evan's Sc.
loon. Agent for AnintilU Steawi
I n'lndry. Clayton. N. M
Dr. C. B. Acklcy
Physician and Surgeon
OJioe at McQu4ou's Dru-r S;ore.
( Uesivl-nci! 7-2
WILLIAM I1ITME BROWN
Cilice nt Dr. J. C. Slack's
Llt. J. C. SLACK
Physician and Surgeon
Special Attention Given to Dis
eas s of Women.
! Clayton, . . . N.M.'
I " : -
O. E. SMITH , v
! Attorney at Law .'
Ci.a-tos'. ' . . . N. M.
OLIVER P. ESTELUVOOD
Attorney nt Law
Clavtok. N. M.
O. T. TOOMBS
Attorney at Law
Ct.aytox, . . .
w i.rvrr i '.U .J.ilr ill 1 1 1 Jl XA1J
Wool. Hides. Pelts,
Cattle and Sheep,
Dry Goods and No
Itli inery and Dress
PETERS Jr V
' CO. )