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The San Juan times. (Farmington, N.M.) 1891-1900, July 26, 1895, Image 4

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Official Pajfer of San Juan County
RatM of Kufeidtrption:
KM I S i montlii. IJ.25
ThrM maathi. 75 ceou.
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FfelDAY, JtflY 26, IBM.
The Borrego men cftnflned in the
Hnnta Fe county jail for the murder
ef Frauk Chavez have again been dis
appointed in an attempt to escape,
Thin time thev procured two flies from
a man named James Harris in jail for
some minor offense and Industriously
Hied away at their shnckles until they
had filed tHeth nearly through. They
Were watched by a 'fellow prisoner
who gave the alarm. It seems as
though after all justioe is acquiring a
tret(y!flrir grasp on New Mexico's
The clerk of the district court baa
notified the county commissioners
that a careful estimate has been made
of tli o expenses for oourt in this coun
'iy for the year 1866, and that the sum
required will be $3000 and that a tax
teyy be made accordingly. The result
oX this is that in addition te the amount
of levy tor general court purposes for
this year, a levy will'have fco'be made
equalling that sum. This is a super
added burden on the pea pis at 'this
season; dcHihMoss, It wifl have to be
bois-fa. The holding of a court is ab
solutely essential. It has been neces
sary for a long time. The dlay in
the matter has been caused solely by
the immense ascumulation of work,
assumed by the ne w judge and district
attorney, handed over to them as the
legacy 'by their predecessors in office,
and which they are attacking success
fully. As time goes on, the costB of
courts become greater. This the fault
of the past, not the present, dispensa
tion. A special session of the county
commissioners will be held to make
the additional levy.
There are thousands of acres of can
aigre in San Juan county. This plant
flourishes and grows most extensively
in New Mexico, and in no part does it
grow more luxuriantly than in our
county. It is known that canaigre
contains a very " large percentage of
tannin, over three time larger than in
any other tannin producer except two.
Tt yielaa from 20 to 38 per cent. Oak,
and hemlock only 8 to 10 per cent; but
oak and hemlock are scuree and gam
bier has been brought in to take their
plane and its importation has of late
years reached a large amount.
Everywhere tannin is searched for.
It is a necessity and from no other
source can such quantities and such
effective tannic acid be produced.
Canaigre produces the best kind of
leather, good, soft and bright and is
valuable for the tincst of leather. In
its wild state it can be gathered is
vast quantities, but the indiscriminate
gathering means distract on to the
Canaigre can be cultivated and like
all plants becomes ol' superior growth
bv such cultivation. The market is
unlimited for tannin. Can we raise
t innin to pay? It h naicl by the lead
ing authorities that the canaigre crop
is becoming important in several
states and territories, one is Now Mex
ico. Texas farmers aro growing cana
igre instead of cottou ami successfully.
The latest quotations of price we
can find juBt now is $25 to 30 in the
rough root, although in Eurupe it is
aai'l as high as $tl0 per ton U paid. The
value of the crop varies from $175 to
$226 per acre and the Jabor is but or
dinary. 1. appears from experiments made
in planting that the roots produce
better rtsulte than the seed, but the
propagation from steii might produce
improved varieties.
The plant exists here in immense
quantities. It is already UM)d now in
Farmington in the manufacture of
leather. That it is rapidly becoming
an impoiUnt adjunct to trade and will
always com maud a market that id in
exhaustible is a fact.
That we are in a better position to
utilize this opportunity than most lo
calities is also frue, and there are ex
tensive lands under irrigation here
that can he made tbe cultivable gronnd
for the production. All these are
points for our practical farmers to
kiuk in o.
There is ftt the present time great ac
tivity in the gold mining samps of
New Mexico and Colorado. That fev
erish activity is engendered by the
present position held by the yellow
inetal, a position of presumable sup
eriority, a place assigned to it by the
needs of the U. 8. government as a
gold using nation, and as a tributary
golden ptream to British coffers. It is
well for us to consider as a proposi
tion whether this strained production
Of gold is in Itself a proof of the heath
fulness of this monometallic vitality;
or whether it actually stands as evi
dence of a disease, with it sole eure
the inevitable reaction in favor of sil
ver? This is worth looking Into. We
include New Mexico and Colorado in
the country affected by our research.
They are silver countries in which
geld is found. Tbe one crowded out
by the other.
Camps are being worked, camps
opened np everywhere. Let ns name
some ef these gold camps: La Plata,
Telluride, Placerville, Ouray, I ronton,
Silverton, Oreede, Summitville, Gun
nison country, Spanish peaks, Cripple
Creek, Pitkin, Breckenridge, George
town, Rosita, Aspen, Leadvllle, Ophir
and hundreds of others in Colorado;
Cochiti, Silver City, La Belle, Magda
len a, old Elizabeth town, Lake Valley,
White Oaks, Chama, Farmington and
many others in New Mexico, known
to have gold.
We do not speak of the rapidly in
creasing gold camps of California, V e
vada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon,
Arizona, Dakotaa, North Carolina,
Georgia, Michigan and even Indiana
everywhere the discovery and rush
for gold.
It is certain and so it must appear to
everyone that this is a boom in gold
like all booms it must collapse; like all
booms, it is but a temporary un
healthy inflation
The fact of the unusual crowding of
the gold market must tend to cheapen
the metal. It is but held in its present
position by the faot of its supremacy
in our money world; it is the metal of
the Rothchllds.
Let the inevitable happen, the essen
tial sequence of a too rapid production
and silver must of itself come forward
as the savior of our credit, as the
money companion of gold, only with
this difference; silver will be in front.
It may be of greater value again; it
was once.
Silver has an advantage over gold.
Gold is spread over a limitless area.
Silver is found within narrow bound
aries only. Gold is produced cheaply.
Silver is a costly production. It will
be the great production of New Mex
ico and Colorado. It is a better trade
for the worker to follow. Silver ores
are difficult to treat, they are the sub
jects of scientific research and costly
machinery; go d is gold when pro
duced, the subject of labor. The cer
tain consequence of this is that silver
must prevail as the standard.
Of all the mines that have been pat
ented in Colorado and New Mexico,
not one in 600 can be worked at a pro
fit for the silver in the ore. And it is
a faet that in all those Bilver mines
that are working now, there is suffici
ent gold and other metals to keep
them working.
This is sufficient, we hold, to show
the necessity lor a dual coinage uo
held by the peculiarities of each metal.
The parity of the matals will be main
tained apart from even trade necessi
ties, by the conflict between them in
their production.
In answer to the call of the Bimetal
lic league of Spalding county, Ga., for
a state convention of silver men, there
was a numerous attendance at Griffin,
Ga., on July 18. Tbe principal event
of the morning session was the speech
of Senator Morgan of Alabama in ad
vocacy of the free coinage of silver by
the United States. Senator Morgan's
opinions have many followers in
Mr. Morgan criticised the bond is
sue and said the necessity for such is
sue was found in the tinkering with
the Sherman law. He said the con
tract for the sale of these bonds was
without precedent or justification and
it has an odious flavor of subserviency
when it pays a foreign syndicate to
prevent a run oh our treasury for
gold. Mr. Morgan combatted what
he termed "the falsa issue invented
by Mr. Sherman and adopted by Mr.
Cleveland,'' that it is the duty of tbe
government to preserve the parity be
tween the two metals by adjusting
their coinage to meet the fluctuations
in their commercial value. England,
be said, wanted gold because she was
the largest creditor nation and killed
silver to get rid of this parity issue.
Speaking of the ? 100,000, 0 JO gold ro-
?rve, ho said, Itwai a tort of 'Jack
pot,' put up by Mr. Sherman, that
has kept up the gambling in our mon
ey. It was never needed to give
strength to the United States. A
country that has paid in debt and in
terest more than $3,000,000,000 in 30
years could net need the support ol
$100,000,000 deposited in tbe treasury
to support its credit.
Referring to the charge that tbe
opening of the American mints to tbe
coi nags of silver wenld make this conn
try the dumping ground of the world,
Mr. Morgan said, With some it is an
idle apprehension of danger, and with
others the convenient stalking horse
ef a false prophecy.
The proposed plaoing of tbe Ut
Indians on northern New Mexican
soil is an unpleasant proof, either of
the little importance attaobed to the
country and its progress by the de
partment, or of the powers that can be
wielded by people of adjoining states
to procure the foisting on us of these
undesirable neighbors for reasons of
their own. It may be that the diplo
mat who moves the machinery of the
Indian department dees so on behalf
of others who see In the withholding
from location and use of this portion
of our lands, a chance for a monopoly
of its treasures at some future period.
That it is rich in coal there is no
doubt, and it is asserted that valuable
marble is to be found tbere in quan
tity. The land reserved includes Nav
ajo Springs and is just north of West
water. It also enfolds the Meadows, a
strip of very fine, cultivable lands,
possessing artesian water.
Now it is not only natural for us to
object strongly to this invasion of our
territory, this propinquity to us of
this lazy, loafing tribe, but it is an in
dignity, an insult oast at ns, for our
land to be made the dumping ground
of the nuisance from Colorado.
There is surely, however, some
means of procuring the redress of this
wrong. There can be no doubt that
the interference of our governor, our
delegate, our influential citizens should
be prompt, and could be effective. A
determined effort, by any means, con
sidered in accordance with the circum
stances, should be made at once by our
Want Western Homes.
Chicago, July 11. Last night's ses
sion of the Western society, Dr John
Rush said he was beseiged by mem
bers of the church, who desired inform
ation regarding wise locations for
farms, He considered that the estab
lishment of a bureau of information by
the society would do good. It was
decided to place the matter in the
hands of a committee. The following
committee was appointed: Col.Whyte
S. M. Emery, director of the agricul
tural college, Bozeman, Mont.; Geo.
Q. Cannon, president of the Mormon
church, Salt Lake City; Geo. R. Buck
man, secretary of the chamber of com
merce, Colo rado Springs; E S. Willard
secretary of the chamber of commerce,
Los Angeles.
The Times is in correspondence with
the instigators of this movement.
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uut.il his nervous system is seriously
affected, impairing health, comfort
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too severe a shock to the system, as
tobacco to an inveterate user becomes
a steinularit that his system continu
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cure for the tobacoo habit, in all its
forms, carefully compounded after
tbe formula of an eminent Berlin
physician who has used it in bis pri
vate prae ice since 1872, without a
failure, purelv vegetable and guar
anteed perfectly harmless. You can
UBe all the tobacco you want while
taking Baco-Curo; it will notify you
when to stop. We give a written
guarantee to permanently cure any
cuse with three boxes or refund the
money with 10 per cent interest.
Baco-Curo is not a substitute but a
scientific cure that curet; without the
aid of will power and with no incon
venience. It leaves the system as
pure and free from nicotine as the day
you took your first chew or Bmoke.
Sold by all druggists with our iron
clad guarantee, at $1 per box, three
boxes (30 days treatment) $2.50, or
sent direct upon receipt of price. Send
six 2 cent stamps for sample box,
booklet and proofs free. Eureka
Chemical & Manufacturing Compa
ny, Manufacturing Chemists, La
Cross", Wis. fl6m6
Big Discount
For Cash
- On -
Dry Goods, Boots anl SAoes, ClotMne, Etc
for the Next 60 Oays to Make Room for Spring Stock.
At Very Low ries.
Call and Be Convinced.
Williams & Cooper, Farmington, N. M.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
San Juan Lime
F. M. Pierce, Agent.
B. A. Gambill,
Farmington, N. M.
Horseshoeing a Specialty.
A!! Kinds of Farm Machinery Repaired
in First-C !ass Shape.
The Hardware Dealer.
Sella Goods Cheaper than Anybody Else for Cash.
Took Two-lhiids World's fair Premiums.
Moline Steel Plows
And Cultivators
Durango, Colo.
t. IH ill i "V. Jli
inch&ter fcp" W
Best in the Uorld.(
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