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IAX TR08T, Editor. JOHN K. 8TAUFFER, 8ec'yTrsaa.
utereJ ai 8econd Clast Mitter at the Santa Fe Postofllee.
pc week, by ccxrler ) .20
"U.V4 per month, by carrlc 75
usuly, per uonth, bv izil 65
Qily, per year, by mail 7.00
Daily, six months, by mall 3.76
Weekly per year , 100
Weekly, jlx month. 1.00
Weekly, per quarter ,, .76
commend to the Council that It re
cede from Its amendments and pass
the bill as originally drawn.
rhe New Mexican is the oldest ne wap&per In New Mexico. It la sent to
imj postofflce In tte Territor. n4 h aa a iwge and growing circulation
wiong .ae Intelligent and progressive peopie oi ion riouthweit
The, New Mexican's erudite? dis
tinguished? and public spirited? con
temporary the Albuquerque Morning
Coyote Journal, has appeared with a
valuable If somewhat tardy sugges
tion for the solution of problems
which arise in the disposal of timber
or timber lauds granted to the Terri
tory by the federal government. The
article in question shows so clearly
the extent of the information of that
paper upon questions of public inter
est, and is such an excellent example
of its method of butting in without
knowing in the least whereof it
speaks, that it is particularly deserv
ing of attention and careful considera
tion by the people of the Territory at
this time. To quote:
"It has been suggested that the fed
eral officers now in New Mexico In
vestigating the several deals by which
timber lands donated to this Territory
have been disposed of, could render a
very valuable service to the public,
and practically put an end to such
scandals as those which rendered the
present investigation necessary, by
embodying in their report a recom
mendation to Congress to amend the
law granting these lands in such a
manner as to cause the timber on the
lands to be disposed of in the same
manner in which the general govern
ment now disposes of the timber on
its forest reserve lands, and that man
ner can be best explained by a gov
ernment advertisement which appear
ed in these columns a few days ago,
and which we copy as follows:"
Then follows a copy of the govern
ment's advertisement asking for bids
for the purchase of timber located
, within the San Mateo national for
est, which timber, according to the
advertisement, will be sold at the rate
of so much per thousand feet board
It is gratifying, Indeed, to the New
Mexican that its yellow contemporary
of libelous proclivities has learned
that this method of disposing of tim
ber has been found satisfactory by the
federal government, and that under
this plan only the larger trees are
out, while the younger timber is left
undisturbed, and in this way the land
is made to produce a continuously
succeeding crop of trees and be
comes a source of revenue as long
as properly cared for. The sheet of
graft, greed and venom continues as
"By calling attention to such facts
there should be no difficulty in con:
vincing Congress that the law should
be amended so as to require the Ter
ritory to adopt the same method pur
sued by the federal government."
Jt would be regarded possibly as un
necessary and indeed ridiculous for
this paper to call the attention of
the reading public to the fact that In
this insance, as in nearly every other
instance in which the Albuquerque
Morning Coyote Journal attempts to
discuss questions of public policy,
that sheet first makes a point of dis
playing its ignorance of the subject
under discussion and then during the
discussion proceeds to put its foot into
it more deeply at every step.
However, it may be interesting to
mention in this particular instance,
the fact that there was a session of
the Territorial Legislature several
months ago, and that, according to
the assertions of the paper dn ques
tion, there was in control of the low
er house, at least, a 'disreputable, un
conscionable, unblushing gang of
grafters, who were tools of what it
railed the plunderbund, the gang in
question in the lower house having
been spurred to action hy that partic
ular bete noire of the Coyote Jour
nal crowd, or to speak plainly, Hon.
H. B. Holt, of Ias Cruces. The office
of the Commissioner of Public Lands,
was in charge of Hon. A. A. Keen, of
Albuquerque, who must necessarily
have been a member of the gang, be
cause he had been holding office for
about eight years. It gives the New
Mexican great pleasure therefore to
Inform its yellow contemporary of
the fact that a bill relating to public
lands of this Territory was drawn in
the office of Comimtssioner Keen and
was introduced in the House of Repre
sentatives by Mr. Holt, and that this
bill having been duly passed appears
printed In the acts of the last session
of the Legislative Assembly as chap
ter 104, having been House Bill 161,
approved March 21, 1907, and entitled
"An Act to provide for the ' leasing,
sale, management and control of all
lands now owned or hereafter ac
quired by the Territory of New Mex
ico; to create a Territorial public
land office, a commissioner thereof,
and to prescribe the duties of such
officer; to provide for the care, cus
tody, disposition and Investment of.
moneys derived from all Territorial
lands by leasing, sale or otherwise,
and for other purposes."
For the further enlightment of that
dear and unbeguiled Albuquerque
publication and to relieve the editorial
staff of that sheet from loss of sleep
in the future this paper takes pleas.
ure in calling attention to sections 27
and 28 of the act in question which
are in words and figures as follows:
"Sec. 27. Any person, corporation
or association of persons using, cut
ting or removing any timber, stone or
other material from any land be
longing to the Territory of New Mex
ico, except as herein provided, shall
be liable to prosecution, and upon
conviction thereof punished by a fine
of not less than one hundred dollars
($100), nor more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment
for a period of not less than three
months nor more than one year, and
in addition to such fine or imprison
ment shall forfeit and pay to the Ter
ritory an amount double the value of
the material so used, cut or removed,
and all moneys collected for violation
hereof small be paid to the commis
sioner of public lands and by him
credited to the fund to which the
land belongs.
"Sec. 28. The commissioner of
public lands is hereby authorized to
sell the down, large growth and ma
tured timber, on any of the Territorial
lands which are subject to sale, in ac
cordance with the terms of this act
and the act of Congress under and by
virtue of which title to said land hath
heretofore or may hereafter vest in
the Territory of New Mexico at a price
of net less than two dollars ($2.00)
per one thousand feet board measure,
and not less in any event than the
market value in the locality where
the same is situate, under such rules
and regulations as he may prescribe
Provided, that no growing timber less
than twelve inches in diameter, in
side of bark, three feet from the butt
shall be sold, and: Provided, further,
That before any such sale shall take
place, notice thereof shall be given
by the said commissioner of public
lands, for not less than thirty days,
by publication in one or more news
papers in said Territory of general
circulation, as he may deem neces
sary." It will be recalled by tho e familiar
with the doings of the legislature that
House Bill No .161, popularly known
as the Land Bill, when introduced in
the House of Representatives was
found by that body to be so satisfac
torily drawn as to permit of no
amendments at its hands, and was
passed without a single amendment
being offered. It was reported to tho
Legislative Council some two weeks
prior to the adjournment of the leg
islature and by that body referred to
a committe and considered by that
committe in conjunction with Little
Herbert and his tool William C. Reid
until the last day of the session, with
the result that Little Herbert and his
tool Willie G. succeeded in getting
the committe to recommend and the
Council to pass the bill in an amend
ed form which would have been im
possible of enforcement and also suc
ceeded in getting the Council to so
amend the bill ao to relieve Willie C.
of the responsibility of enforcing it
should he remain attorney general
and placing the duty of enforcing it
on the shoulders of the various dis.
trict attorneys throughout the Terrl
tory. At about eight o'clock In the
evening of the last day of the session
of the legislature, this bill was passed
by the Council as amended by it and
reported to the House of Representa
tives for its concurrence. The mem
bers of the gang, or the tools of the
gang in the House, realizing that the
bill as amended, was worse than no
bill at all, refused to concur In the
amendments of the Council, and ap
pointed a conference committee con
sisting of Abbott (Santa Fe), San
chez, (Taos), and Studley to confer
with a like committe of the Council,
which as appointed consisted of Cam
eron, Sulzer and Mlera. Upon the
committee from the House notifying
the committee from the Council that
the House could not concur in the
Council amendments, Mr. Sulzer and
Mr. Miera, both tools of the great re
former, Little Herbert, very kindly
gave their consent that the bill might
be killed, and refused to recommend
to the Council that it recede from
its amendments, and it was only after
being apprised of the fact. that it
was too late to get an appropriation
through for the office of commissioner
of public lands, and that unless the
bill was accepted by the Council as
passed by the House, and without
amendment, the result of killing the
bill would be to close . the office of
commissioner of public lands for two
years, that they finally agreed to re-
The endorsement yesterday by the
Republican organization of Ohio of
tho candidacy of Secretary of War
William H. Taft for the Presidency, is
of far reaching importance, for after
all, the dominant political organiza
tion in each state is a power in which
Is concentrated the political ideal of
the masses and through which it finds
its expression. The endorsement by
Ohio Republicans of their favorite
son for the highest office in the gift
of the people is not a mere nominal
expression but opens the Presiden
tial campaign in earnest. It will
arouse much more comment than
did the endorsement of Pennsylvania
of Senator Knox, or than will the en
dcrsement of Fairbanks by Indiana or
of Cannon hy Illinois, for a peculiar
fight has been made upon Secretary
Taft in his own state, the outcome of
which in his favor greatly clarifies
the political atmosphere and gives him
a great advantage in the Presidential
It is of some consequence therefore,
to learn what manner of man Is this
who looms up as the leading Presi
dential possibility In 1908. In New
Mexico, Secretary Taft is perhaps
best known by Judge William H. Pope
of Roswell, who served in the Philip
pines as judge of the First Instance
while Secretary Taft was head of the
Philippine Commission and therefore
learned to know him more or less in
timately. Judge Pope has repeatedly
declared to friends in private conver
sation and before Secretary Taft was
considered a Presidential possibility,
that in Taft the United1 States pos
sesses a really great man, a man of
marvelous industry, of the most un
questioned integrity; a man of the
highest. Ideals and the broadest sym
pathies; a statesman of ability who
towers head and shoulders above
most of the other men whom the rap
id crowding of events during the past
decade has brought to the front.
This characterization of Secretary
Taft is emphasized by two articles in
the August Review of Reviews in which
it is said: "Mr. Taft is the very per
sonification of energy. He is a human
steam engine. He Is always busy.
Work, and hard work, Is his pleasure.
He breathes good will and suggests
mental,' moral and physical whole
someniess. Yet, with all his pleasant
informality and his frequent laughter,
he has a dignity of manner and car
riage that commands respect and at
tention. You feel that he is a man of
brain power, one of the few men who
seem to grow greater the more Inti
mately you know them. He seems to
take an interest in everybody he
meets. He will go out of his way to
avoid hurting the feelings of any of
his fellow men; he does not like to
inflict pain; but frequently, when it
was to his personal and political ad-'
vantage to be silent, he has spoken
out, because silence would mean a
misunderstanding of his attitude. He
wanted everybody to know how he
stood. Taft never bears malice. He
hates a meddler. He will not toler
ate a tattler. There is no false dig
nity about him. Whatever he does,
he does as part of the day's work,
not hampered by any idea of his great
ness. Hie is too busy to think about
his own personality." That Secretary
Taft possesses the "New England"
conscience; that he has been a stern
and fearless-magistrate; that he is
ready to acknowledge errors; that he
believes in justice tempered by mercy,
a3 the subheads of the article in ques
tion indicate, make him no less fitted
to be President of the United States.
Attorney at Law.
Santa Fe New Mexico
g. w. prichj- .;d,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Practices la all the District Courts
and gives special attention to cases
before the Territorial Supreme Court.
Office: Laughlin Blk., Santa Fe, N. M.
Attorney at Law.
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Office: Sena Block, Palacj Avenue.
Attorney at Law.
Las Cruces, New Mexico.
United States District Attorney.
Attorney at Law.
District Attorney, Luna County.
Demlng New Mexico,
Attorneys at Law.
Practice la the Supreme and Dis
trict Courts of the Territory, In the
Probate Courts and before the U, S.
Surveyor General and U. S. Land
Offices. Las Cruces, N. M.
Attorney at Law.
Practices in the District and Su
preme Courts. Prompt and careful
attention given to all business.
Santa Fe New Mexico.
Practices "In the Supreme and Dis
trict Courts. Mining and Land Law
a Specialty. Office in Catron Block,
Santa Fe, N. M.
(Late Surveyor General.)
Attorney at Law.
Santa Fe New Mexico...
Land and Mining Business a Specialty.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Lincoln, Lincoln County, New Mexico.
Practice in the District Court and
Supreme Courts ot the Territory.
Prompt Attention Given to All
Attorney at Law.
District Attorney for Second Judicial
Practices In the District Court and
dhe Supreme Court of the Territory;
also before the United States Supreme
Court In Washington.
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Notary Public.
. Office with the New Mexican Print
ing Co., Santa Fe, New Mexico.
TION. The decnt and patriotic papers of
the Territory are strongly supporting
the plan to give Captain George Cur
ry an inauguration and reception up
on his assuming the office of governor
of New Mexico that will be the most
memorable, the most effective, and the
most sincere ever accorded any exe
cutive of the Sunshine Territory. This
is right and was expected. It is very
likely that Governor Curry may be the
last governor of the Territory of New
Mexico and that during his term as
such a tate government may be ush
ered into existence.
To be sure as usual the yellow sheet
of graft, greed and venom, the Albu
querque Morning Coyote Journal, is
fighting the plan for several reasons
i First and foremost, because the loyal
and patriotic citizens of the Territory
are desirous of It. Second, because
the Republican newspapers are united
, upon the plan and third because the
, sheet at all times desires to injure
and harm the city of Santa Fe in par
ticular and the Territory of New Mex
ico for Its own selfish and dishonest
purposes. Concerning the inaugura
tion and reception plan the Socorro
Chieftain pertinently says:
i "That plan to give Captain George
Curry a roueing reception in Santa Fe
and a more pretentious inauguration
than any other governor has had has
much to commend it. The people of
the Territory can afford to assure the
new governor of their hearty . good
will and best wishes, especially while
the memory of the sins of the late re
form administration is fresh in their
minds. They can afford to give Cap
tain Curry a grander Inauguration
than has ever been witnessed in New
Mexico, for that will be but In keeping
with the marvelous advancement the
Territory has made in recent years.
By all means let Captain. Curry's re
ception and Inauguration be one long
to be remembered."
Real Estate and Mines.
Spanish Translator, Notary Public.
Office Griffin Bldg., Washington
Ave., Santa Fe, N. M.
No. 103 Palace Ave.
Successfully treats acute and chronic
diseases without drugs or medicines.
No charge for Consultation.
Hours: 9-12 m 2-5 p. m. 'Phone 156.
Mining Engineer.
Secretary and Treasurer New Mexico
School of Mines.
Socorro . New Mexico.
Civil, Mining and Hydraulic Engineers.
Assaying and General Contracting.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors.
East side Plaza. Santa Fe. N. M.
Attorney at Law.
Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Practices in the District Courts as
well as before the Supreme Court of
the Territory.
The Bon Ton Lunch Counter has
been repainted, and refurnished, and
is now one of tha best In i.he Terri
tory. They handle everything Id the
eating line from both eastern un'J
western markets. A call will convince
rou that they know the busineas.
When ?t need of anythiug in the
printing line, such tu wedding cards,
tuvltatlons, btiefs, call on the New
Mexican Printing Company, where
1 work Is guarantee,!.
The oldest banking Institution In New Mexico. Established In t&70
RUFUS J. PALEN, President JOHN H. VAUGHN, Cashier,
Assistant Cashier.
Capital 8iock 11 ,000.
Surplus and Undivided Profits 183,50ft
Transacts a general banking business In all Its branches. Loans
money on the most favorable terms on all kinds cf personal and eel
ateral security Buys and sells bonds and -tocks In all nurkets for
Its customers. Buys and sells domestlo and foreign exchnnge and
makes telegraphic transfers of money to all ports of tho clvlllzud
orld on as liberal terms as are given by any money transmitting
agency, public or private. Interest allowed on time deposits at the
rate of three per cent per annum, on a six months' or year's term.
Liberal advances made on consignments of live stock and products.
The bank executes all orders of Its patrons In the banking line, and
aims to extend to them as liberal treatment in all respects, as is con
sistent with safety and the principles of sound banking. Safety De
posit boxes for rent. The patronage of the publlo is respectfully solicited.
One of the Best Hotels in the West
Cuisine and Table Service Unexcelled
Large Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico. - Washington Avenue
LACOME & GABLE, Proprietors.
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American and European Plan. Commodious Sample Rooms. Steam
Heated. Electric Righted. Every Room a Good One. Short Order
Department Open Day and Night. Press the Button we do the rest.
Coronado Hotel and Cafe
One ot the Best Restaurants in the Southwest.
You're Treated So Well You Can't Hardly Leave.
Only 50c. Hot and Cold Water Baths
Eat Pure Food, Sleep on a Nice Clean Bed What More. (Es Bastante
I respectfully, but earnestly request tht you take y'r meals at
my restauraat, south side plaza. ;
(Homestead Entry No. 8161.)
Notice for Publication.
Department of the Interior,
Land Office at Santa Fe, N. M.
July 9, 1907.
Notice is hereby given that Luclan-
Ita ft VlllanunVin nrljv... vti .
Vlllanueba, deceased, of Gaiisteo, N.
M., has filed notice of his Intention
to make final commutation proof In
support of his claim, viz.: Homestead
Entry No. 8161 made November 23,
1904, for the NW 1-4, section 26, Town
ship 12 N., Range 11 E, and that said
proof will be made before the regis
ter and receiver at Santa Fe, N. M., I
on August 21, 1907. ' I
He names the following witnesses
to prora his continuous residence up-'
on, and cultivation of, the land, viz.:
Juan Vlllanueba, Tomas Vlllanueba,
Ambrosio Pino, and Francisco Gon
zales, all of Gaiisteo, N. M.
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Court, Fidelity and Publlo Official onds Lowest Rate,
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