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San Man tme& San Juan County, New Mexico, Nature's Sanitarium fur Cor.su inptiYM. Lands for all. Serial Advantages. Educational Karilities. The Times, Farmingtoo. N. M., kiyps ah Information, Tbo Famous Fruit Belt Finest Quality Fruit Grown, UTont Orchards-Homes for AIL (intnj UiTsra, ttoenio Baaaty. 1 ho Times, tfarmington N. JL, Qii h11 Inturmation. VOLUME 5, NUMBER II. FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO. FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1895. $2.00 PER YEAR V COUNTY NOTES. IMPORTANT HINTS ON FRUIT. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Well Known Commission Man (Jives Ht Opinion on Fruit Conservation--Other Matters. Fruit for Market. Communicated, Dear Sib: May I venture, through your paper, a few suggestions as to the packing and handling of fruit. Having had an experienc of several years in this line, I feel warranted in giving a word of "advice." At this time when fruit brings so very little, it behooves the growers to put it up so tbat it will bring the best possible price. Fruit can be sorted at the ranch much cheaper than it can be by the commission man or dealer in town. If inferior fruit is mixed in the box with good fruit, it goes, as a general thing, at the price of the poor rather than the good fruit. The reason that California fruit sells so well all ever the United States and in Europe is that it is ao carefully sorted and neatly packed. Small or rough fruit is worth more to leave on the ground as a fer tilizer than to box and take it to mar ket. Ventilation of boxes is abso lutely essential for all eaaly fruit. Pears should each one be wrapped in white papernewspapers of any pa per with printers' ink spails the fla vor. Boxes should be of uniform size, as the most of the fruit is sold in box. Green box stuff should, if possi ble, be dried out in the shade. This is very necessary for soft fruits. I am aware that I have not written a word t hat has not been repeated over and over again, but these are essential facts that need to be told often and heeded. I fully appreciate the very great dis advantages the fruit growers are un der in having to haul fifty miles over rough roads, but careful packing and careful driving are the more essential because of the disadvantages to be overcome. Now, Mr. Editor, pardon a little porsonal allusion to the com mission man. If results of sales are not always as good as expected, tell him so, frankly, as he may be able to throw light on the matter. It must be undersood that he does business for a large number of people and, ic is sup posed iu doing the best for all, as he is mutually interested with his patrons. Thanking you in advance for time and Bpace, I am, Very Truly Yours, M. H. Cop eland. cos brass band, and I was informed that the bamd would be pleased with an invitation to ataend the fair and favor our people with some of their soul stirring music that warms the heart for noble deeds. Why not have them? From Agent McCaa we learn that Mr, Vincent's ditch camp will be here to night. Work on the ditch to conduct water on to the Mesa south of Fruitland will soon commence. We also learn that late returns from the cleaning at our gold camp are high ly satisfactory and that satisfies us. Notes by the Way, A Times reporter visited the up ri ver towns last week. The country by tne river is clad in the greenest of mantles grain, alfalfa and trees are promising a successful and plentiful harvest. Homesteads show improvements both to houses and fields and the white forms of buildings In course of erection are frequently eeen, err bow ered in trees. Our reporter occupied a seat in the new wagon driven by Mr. Reynolds, the proprietor of the stage line, a vehi cle with all the comfort and smooth motion of the city carriage, the rays of the sun and the rain being effect ually guarded against by a substantial top. Amongst other friends met with at Aztec, wo chatted with C, J. Snyder of Bloomfield. Mr. Snyder is an old resident, was in Bloomfield in '78. By the way Mr. Snyder is, himself, a proof of the extraordinary efficacy of this climate. He came from Kansas in '73, ordered to leave that state by his physician. Mr. Snyder wrs suffer ing from lung disease and was told that if he wanted to live he must come to Colorado. He settled first near Pu eblo, then came on to San Juan coun ty. His health improved immediately. He became quite strong and is now well and hearty. Indebtedness and Assessments. The following is a copy of report to Gov. Thornton required by the gov ernor for his report to the secretary of tne interior: rJouded Indebtedness, For ordinary coui.tr indebtedness $ 15,000 00 indebtedness to Rio Arriba coun ty on division of county 2,600 00 county jail 2,500 00 school purposes by school district 4,1)00 00 NOTICE. he County Fair Committee Meet in Farminnton, Tues day, 20th, at 1 p, m. Will A meeting will be held in Farming- next Tuesday, at one o'cloek, p. ra., of all members of the San Juan fair committee important business, pro gram, speeches, etc. Members are re quested to attend. V. R. N. Gbeavks, Secretary. M. H. COPELAND. PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANT. Durango Colo. IIIIIIjIWEL&W.. Commission, Storage & Brokerage. W. S WEIGHTMAN MANAGES All kinds of ranch produce bandied. Fruit, Hay, frain and Povisions. Next door to F. R. Grahams' warehouse. MOTE J. A. LAUGHREN, Propr. L Durango . Colo, First-Class Accommodations At Reasonable Rates. Farmington Fruitland. Special Correspondence. Fruitland, Aug. 14. I presume that you and many of the readers of your wide awake paper have learned of the fearful tragedy that took place at Mancos a week ago today. It seems there had been bad feeling between Ed Caveniss and Byron McGeoch for some time. On Wednesday afternoon McGeouh was sitting in a saloon en joying his cigar, when Caveniss came in. He passed McGeoch, then turning quick as a cat, he drew his revolver and shot McGeoch through the heart, then fired 5 shots into his face and fin ished the cold blooded murder by beating him over the head with the revolver. Caveniss then walked from the saloon, mounted his horse and rode away for parts unknown. A nu merously Bigned petition has been for warded to the governor of Colorado, asking that a reward of $5000 be offer ed for the arrest of Caveniss, dead or alive). While through the Mancos and Mon tezma valleys many questions were asked in regard to our coming fair will it be purely an agricultural exhib ition or will stock, minerals and ev erything of value that the people can bring be exhibited? If stock is exhib ited what will be the accommodations at the fair for keeping the stock? Will premiums be paid? If so what will be the fees required on competing ani mals? I suggest that you publish in your paper the rules and conditions governing these things and that you send a copy of the same to be posted at the postoffloes at Mancos and Cor tez; also send a copy to A. L. Brod head, Esq., of Mancos. The last nam ed gentleman is a member of the Man- Total bonded indebtedness 25,000 00 Unfunded indebtedness March 1 1395... 533 00 Assessed Valuation, 189-t, Real estate $470,010 00 Personal properly 160,787 00 AtiBotaod Valuation, 1895. Real estBte $121,750 00 Personal property ... . VM,m 00 Protect the Game and Fish. Shoot or fish only in proper season and escape the game warden by ob serving the laws. Many states have new game and fish laws this year, and if you don't know them, send five 2o stamps for a copy of the Game Law issue of The Ameriean Field, 245 State St., Chicago. At Fort Worth, August 7, thousands of people attended the camp meeting of populists. Resolutions were adopted reaffirming the pnnoiples of the Oma ha platform. Ex-Gov. Waito and Gen Weaver addressed the convention. The proposition to fuse with the silver Democrats was defeated. GET THE BEST Wnen you are about to buy a sewmp aiacnina do not be deceived by alluring advertiaements nnd be led to think you can get the best made, finest finished and Most Popular for a mere song. See to ft that vou buy from reliable manu facturers that have gained a reputation by honest and squaro dealing, you will then get a Sewing Machine that la noted the world ovor for its dura bility. You want the one that is easiest to manage and is Light Running There Is none in the world that can equal in mechanical con struction, durability of working parts, fineness oi finish, beauty in appearance, or has as many improvements as me New Home t . iH,nm,i. T n,lnn (Wkntita Peed. ali'.:n on both 3ides of needle Ifiatcnui), no other has on adjustable centers, thu3 reducing friction to thn minimum. WRITE FOR CIRCULARS. THE HEW HOME SEWING MACHINE CO. O&ums, MjlM. Boston, Miss. s Union Sotubi, N. T C'UlOiOO.Ui. Bt. liOUU, 0. iuu. 8an Faivouoo, Oil. Atlanta, Ga. FOR BALE BY 810 N. 11th St., St. Louis, Mo. New Mexico The Brunswick, Mofflt & Gaunt, Fropr's, Durango : : : Colorado Handles only the Celebrated Joel B Frazier Whisky The Brunswick is a resort for gen tlemen, and handles only the best brands of liquors and cigars. South Pai'ini no'i - - I have subdivided and laid out in TOWN LOTS Eighty acres of land immediately adjoining the town of Farmington. The lots are one acre each and will be sold on VERY EASY TERMS. A good water right goes with each lot. The north line of this trac is only two blocks from the PRINCIPAL BUSINESS STREET OF FARMINGTON. I also have 400 acres of GOOD FARM AND ORCHARD LAND Adapted to the raising of apples, peaches, nectarines, apricots, pears, plums, prunes, grapes and all other deciduous fruits and alfalfa, from which a person can select one of the BEST FARMS IN THE COUNTY. A large amount of my land is under cultivation and I have severa bearing orchards. I sell ray own land and can thereby save you an agent's commis sion. Call on me or address me lock box 777. S. R. Blake. FARMINGTON, N. M. You Can Get Good Board -With- Nice Pleasant Rooms, At REASONABLE RATES. From MRS. J. H. TRIPLET!". San Juan Ave. Farmington, N. M. H. S. WILLIAMS., M. D., C. M. Ib B.C. P. A 3., London , England. Queen's University, Canada. F. M. PIERCE. Will make CUT RATES ON CLOTHING AND LADIES' SHOES For cash for the next thirty days. A bargain in men's & boys' straw hats. All kinds Navajo Blankets -A-gent for The Monarch Bicycle The easiest riding machine made. Will be sold at factory prices deliv ered here. F. M. PIERCE. SPECIALTT-Kyfc Ear, Nose and hroat, Nerr ousand Mental Diseases. Office Newman Building. Durango : : Colorado W.W.BREDIN,IO.,M.C, SURGEON, Graduate Trinity University, Toronto Specialties, GYNACOLOGY, GENITO-URINA.RY SURGERY, STRICTURE, ETC. Office in of rear San Juan Drug Store, DURANGO : : COLORADO una FARMINGTON nr Newton & Graf, Prop's GENERAL AND MACHINE Blacksmi thing. Carrtages, Buggies and Wagons Made and Repaired. Painting and Trimming. EEorseshoeing: a S p cialty Read The Times.