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We Have Been Enjoined From Using Our
Former Name "THE CLAYTON ENTERPRISE" Until After September 10th.
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Pubished in the Interest of Clayton, Union County and Country in General.
Clayton Union County, N. M., Friday, Sept. 14, 1906.
' PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY.
R. Q. Palmer, Editor.
Louise Cliver, Associate Editor.
Subscription, one year, $2.00.
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Advertising rates fifty cents per
inch each month, single column.
Reading notices live cents per line,
TllE town cow now wears the
smile that won't come off.
Yet and a few'more days and
the all-prevadinghogs will again
take the town.
Owing to the fact that our case
has boon postponed until Monday
we are again compelled to publish
under our boxed up head, but we
will either come, out under our
proper head or a now one after
The Town of
As An Incorpbration has Passed
1 At 9:30 o'clock Wednesday day morning at t):!0 o'clock Chief
We hear considerable com
plaint from the people who live
north of the X I T pasture in
Beaver county Oklahoma-, and
who do very near all their trad
ing in Clayton, that the road after
reaching the boundaries of this
Territory has been -fenced up.
making it necessary, in coining
to Clayton, to travel from four to
' six miles out of the way. We
I wish to call the attention of the
business men to this fact so that
some steps may be taken before
the matter of public roads in Un
ion county gets to be a gigantic
' proposition. Every quarter sec
. uon oi govornnicnt una open
for tiling and anything like suit
" able for larming, will be taken
" up. The trade will go somewhere
' besides this place unless public
' highways over which people can
. travel are opened up, Liot us
have a road meeting of the citi
zens, and talk the matter over so
that some immediate step can be
taken. Now is the time. I'm
"crastinatiou will cost money.
The Democratic Convention m
session at Santa Fe nominated 0
A. Larizola of Las Vegas for del
egate to Congress from this Tor
ritory, TheneWs was receeiveel
in Clayton Thursday night and
, it. effect was visible everywhere.
The Republicans were disconso
late and the Democrats were e
latcd. The following morning
the only comment heard among
the Republicans were Lariola's
' majority in this county. From
remarks hoard on the streets it
Hoomod that the Republican par
ly had resolved itself into a"Com
luittoo on Ways and Moans" for
Ihu reduction of the Democratic
majority for Larlxola, It is pre
h timed that this movement by
this tluiu extends over the Territory,
Inasmuch as Hon. Oi A. Lari
feola was the nominfjof the party
six years ago and made a strong
run it is Unnecessary to make
.any remarks concerning him, lie
is a Democrat trie'd and tested.
lie lias upheld the standards of
Democracy at all times and at all
'places. Polished; courteous and
educated he is onlv tti bh Known
to be loved. His nbility Is un
(jUiWlUmwl even by his b'tteresi
pol.ltkM) opponents. .With such
ft man, . sMienr.g Jo.1, purity m
elections, purity in polities: and
everything us opposed to tin
grafting and corrupting policies
fcnd practices of Ahdrewlsm Hill
morning, September loth, 11)00,
in the District Court room of Un
ion County, New Mexico, sur
rounded by loving members of
its official family, and a large
number of its friends, the incor
porated town of Clayton, aged six
months and ten days, breathed
Six months ago there was born
to the Territory f New Mexico
ind County of Union, a beautiful
child The .Town of Clayton.
Nursed by the lining hands of
Messrs, O.T.Toombs, N.E.Charl
ton, Paz. Valverde, Carl Eklund,
Cyrus Richmond, 0. P. Easter-
wood, Luther George, John Pro-
phy and "The Clayton Enter
prise" (which was us), it thrived
and prospered. It gave abun
dant promise of taking its place
in the near future, as one of the
proudest daughters of the most
magnificent state of the West.
New Mexico and Union County
loved her in all her lovliness, pur
ity and nobleness, but alas! her
weak legal frame could not with
stand the tierce attacks of quo
warrantos and injunctions, which
within the past fow weeks have
assailed her. 'vThough given all
the protection by Attorneys O. T.
Toombs and O. P. Eastorwood
known to the legal world AVednes-
Justice Wm. J. Mills of the Su
preme Court of New Mexico, of
ficially pronounced the town of
Clayton, as dissolved from the
municipal worries of better
streets, bet tor sanitary conditions
better h re and Milice protection,
known and felt in the municipal
The citizenship of the now "vil
lage" of Clayton mourns its de
mises So promising and fair, and
with such a mission in life to per
form, its death is to be mourned
mora deeply. But to the sorrow
ing members of its official family,
and to its countless friends, re
member that, though short lived
the beneficent influence of the
town of Clayton still lives, Her
corporate existence is ended, anc:
it may be well written as an epi
"Where is the promise of my years
Once written on my brow,
Ere errors, agouies and fears.
Brought with them all that speak in
Ere I had sunk beneath my peers.
Where sleeps their promise now."
That promi;-" now sleeps be
neath a sod of legal technicalities
and forms, from which soon will
rise to purify and beautify New
Mexico, a sweet and lovely flower
the "Pride of the Plains" re -incorporated
BO IT NOW!
If you ever intended drilling a well
Mills, Pipe and Casing were never as cheap as
now, and you will save money by buying your out-
ROBERT W. ISAACS,
Clayton, N. M.
Field fence, House fence, Barbed
Wire and Corrugated Iron in
Stock. First-Class Tin Shop
Republicanism, the result of the orations to come, private inter-
only a question of
est may not live but a few years.
when we should expect neglect
G. L. Marsh
Dealer in all kinds of Building Material. Builder's Hard
ware, Paints, Oils &c. A good stock always on hand.
Clayton, j& & New Mexico.
Jordan & Cox,
Real Estate Company
List your Farms, lvanehes, and Claims with us, for Quick Sales,
' Heaver County Claims a Specialty.
We also handle Town Property, Lots and etc. Call on or write us.
Texline, Texas, Texhoina, Guyuion, Hooker, Oklahoma.
county is elated over the nominee j and our work of years lost in the
and prospects. Democracy is
to be congratulated on having
for its nominee such a patriotic
citizen audi a man as is embodied
in the character of 0. A. Larizola.
Regarding The Cemetery.
Editoh Entf.uphiski Being
somewhat interested in the se
lection of a cemetery and its
management for our city, I de
sire to say that we certainly
need ono that will be satisfacto
ry to our people. That the pres
ent site is not entirely satisfacto
ry gos without saying. Now
what do we need?
Firsti It should not be so far
away as to be inconvenient,
neither so close as to be an im
pediment to the future growth
and improvement of our town.
From one to two miles out of
towti would seem a most desira
Second: The soil should be
fertile and free from stones. To
make a cemetery a pleasant look
ing spot is certainly the desire
of all interested. A barren stouey
yfastn only adds to the horror of
buriali The city of our dead
sliyt'ld deceive the decent, care of
the living and this brings us to
the ownership of the ground.
Third! That privatoowuership
isnotdesirable hardly needs com
ment.' When v lay out our
cemotry we are working for uon-
wreckage of time. The owner
ship and management must be in
the hands of an organization that
does not die or lose interest.
With this end in view and as wo
are now situated the ownership
should rest with either the mu
nicipality or one of our most sub
stantial fraternal societies, Such
ownership puts our cemetery
ground beyond the retch of av
aricious individuals who would
be tempted to trade n the mis
fortunes of the bereaved.
Fourth! To secure the desired
object it wUl be necessary to have
Money, To buy suitable ground,
have It surveyed and platted and
fenced -will cost about kjOO.00.
Provision mst tdso be made
later to supply water,
The plan I have to suggest is
thisi- Have, our citizens who may
bo inUnvst'id, each purchase a
lot or more as may be necessary ,
at a fair pri", sy 2o.oo. Tweu-
! t-y-fiv' purchasing lots would sup:
ply suilU'iit for th". first m-eds,
land, u'Y'yi.Pfjf and, fncingi
ITavtl tb deed. uude to the Ma
"ohlc fr.f wMty or thsf municipal'
Ity Willi a prdviflo that lots in'the
I'lUure" shall be sold at it reasona
ble prh'e and grounds be kept in
proper condition and water be
With such arranginents it
would bo but a fow years until
wo would have a cemetery in
which our citizens would feel u
degree of pride.
CLAYTON LAND COMPANY
We are in the land business and
Want your property to list
AND TO SELL
We are in a position to handle it
with benefit to you and Ourselves.
Come in and talk it over with us,
CLAYTON LAND COMPANY
Condensed Report TThe First National Bank of Clayton, N, M.
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