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The San Juan times. (Farmington, N.M.) 1891-1900, October 18, 1895, Image 4

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Kali's of Sni5cnptionr
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Three months. "5 rei t.-.
Kotered Rt th jwwtnflicn t KnrminKtni for
nnorniMion through tha taatl hh MCOIh) clnsn
At the timoof the fair at Farming
ton a strong protest was drawn up,
signed by 30 or so of our leading citU
enB and sent to J. R. Johnson of the
Jem nurseries, Dallas, Texas The
document stated that the sipners were
indllced to order fruit trees from
Johnson, induced thereto by the ppec
lous deceit of the said Johnson, that
the samples of Fruit shown bv Johnson
were in magnifying jars, the fruit by
those means appearing to be very
large; Johnson too had sent fruit from
his nurseries to our fair and the sam
ples sent were very inferior, causing
ridicule, in fact, from the visitors to
the fair. The objection states that the
trees ordered by the people under
these fraudulent circumstances will
Aot be received if sent by Johnson but
Trill be sent at his riek. In addition to
this document, many people, victims
of this enterprising salesman, have
written him countermanding their
order. It will be remep.'bered that
Mr. Johnson visited this county last
spring, armed with some wonderful
bottles of fiuit, and a most persuasive
tongue. He displayed the one and
used the other with marvelous effect.
Everyone seemed to fall victims to his
allurements; ranchmen who had not a
drop of water on their ground ordered
fruit trees. Our wiliest citizens signed
Mr. Johnson's ironclad agreement for
his nursery slock. Amongst other
products was a mighty grape the
"Columbian Imperial." "Cut this
grape in two," said the champion
salesman, "and you can cover a dollar
with the half." Mr. Hubbard, a pur
chaser of this grape, wrote to McKin
ley of Ohio who grew this grape.
Samples came down; it would take a
good many "halves" to cover a dollar
The fruit sent by Johnson to the fair
was certainly such as our grorers
would pause before venturing to give
their hogs that was universally ac
knowledged. The matter is not only
important, aB disclosing an attempt to
foist on our people a decided fraud;
but the consummation of the sales of
trees of this wretched kind, would
thrust npon us an inferior class of
fruit, that would be thrown aside
by our ranchmen and refused by the
market. It is most important that the
quality of our fruit that has so far
proved itself superior to anything
brought against it, should be main
tained and improved, not deteriorated
and ruined. With the planting in our
orchards of poor trees comes the retro
gression of our fruit, the loss of our
markets, the destruction of our repu
tation and the impoverishment of our
people. If Johnson is rightly accused
by the citizens objecting tho best cit
izens, and numbers of thera, being un
animous in their expression - then
Johnson should not be allowed to en
force his sales. The people should
combine against this wrong and com
bination would succeed. It is exas
perating to think that some thousands
of dollars could be wrung from our
citizens in this manrer and the citizens
have themselves to thank if they sub
mit to what they are united in desig
nating a decided fraud.
Tho reign of lawlessness, of insecu
rity, that has disgraced our territory,
retarded its progress, prevented the
advent of population, has been at
tacked by the officials, whose duty it
was to make Ih.it onslaught against
these drawbacks to our mutual ad
vancement. Crimo has been punish
ed. Men who for years have laughed
at the law have been soized, brought
Up before tho bar of justice, tried and
This cleansing of the territorial
criminal sewer, this cleansing of tho
modern Augean stable of New Mexico
bv this Hercules, has had a strange,
unlooketl for and utterly astonishing
effect, instead of praising this innova
tion on tho old brutal system of indif
ference, neglect, bribery and corrup
tion, instead of thanking an executive
that has at last been found to do its
duty, and try to place us where w
could live in safety, where our rights
as citizens could be maintained with
out murder, political or otherwise,
official robbery and wholesale lawless
ness, inhtead of honoring the men who
had tho courage to attempt this inno
vationall tha territorial press with
few exceptions commenced a virulent
attack on the officials concerned. The
papers literally run over each other in
their charge against Cri'; wha. n
grand opportunity to take a shot at
the man who had the supreme impu
dence to perform faithfully the objects
of his office; to think that he, Crist,
should have presumed to hang mur
derers, try embezzlers, clear up the
criminal dockets crowded with crime,
and end up with (good heavon, we all
?flsp for breath!) attacking in his
stronghold, surrounded by his bench
men, by his slaves, the great Catron
himself lord for years of the situa
tion, arbiter of the fates ol criminals,
apparently dictator of the lives and
deaths of better men, and supreme
power over the evidence.
What can the press do to stop this
revolution from crime to order and
safety? Why down the officers of
course. No explanation on the part
of Crist of this ridiculously small oc
currence of the commutation, can be
listened to by the Citizen and
other sheets. Something must be
looked up. The gang organs and the
paraiitos of the ring must take their
part in tho rush against Crist,
The extraordinary services per
formed already by this handful of men
for the people of the territory must be
ignored by tho press. To Uphold
crime, to annihilate duty - this the
record of the past, this the object of
present attack. Not only has this
small accusation been brought against
Crist, but our governor has been alike
included in the charge of official
wrong doing. There could be no
charge of bribery, no reason for his
maleasance. The explanation of the
matter given by Crist has been full
and satisfactory, the law pointed out,
and the past record of pardons shown,
yet the press seek to degrade the man
in the highest territorial office, the
governor, throwing ridicule on the
territory, and the office itself.
The Citizen was in the field early.
That we take little notice of. The
Citizen is an advertising medium, so
the paper itself says, and advertised
the charge against Crist, then backing
out. The Citizen is a good advertis
ing medium. It should be satisfied
with that role, for, editorially, it is
weak and, grammatically, incorrect.
It is the tool of the party concerned.
The Democrat attacked Crist. This
paper is under the control of a gentle
man who came from Aztec, N. M.
That fact would satisfy the Jcuiious;as
to his unexpected onslaught on Crist.
In the issue of October 10, the Demo
crat, in supporting Catron. Bays, "Is
it surprising that the charges of sub
ornation of witnesses made against
Mr. Catron should be based upon the
evidence of ex convicts and prostitutes
and characters of a generally low or
der? Does anyone Buppose that this
work is undertaken among men of
good character and high personal
No, we do not suppose that persons
of good standing and ch.-.racoer would
be approached by Catron in regard to
their evidence We believe it has
been attempted, but signally failed.
It has been tried on, and where it suc
ceeded before, it failed this time; that
is, among the class of people who
havo formed an easy prey, amenable
to bribes, threats and duress hitherto.
These people have mutinied against
this power; hence the result; Catron
has at last got into trouble; Catron is
being tried like any citizen who stands
accused; Catron must clear himself or
suffer like any other person found
Every power is being brought to
bear by the press. The feeling of the
people is ignored in tho efforts of this
once powerful ring to recover their
fallen champion's lost prestige.
Yes, the people see that their
csuse has for the llrst time been
spoused the causo of progross and
law in this territory. The people
acknowledge this, and the press
fail to voice the wishes of tho
people when they wage war against
the supporters of tho -entiment that
should dominate our territory, the
love of right and justice and the de
sire to suppress the wrong doing that
has darkened our fame.
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Modified bj Any of He, tlandy SUtcra
Coualna or Aunts.
The device shown In the drawing Is
that of a clever girl, as told in tho New
York Recorder, who dotermined to have j
an attractive spring and summer room,
and who nsod her wits to that good end. j
The foundation is a simple pine table
of the sort used in the kitchen of every
home, and the trimmings are ail inex
pensive swiss and pure white lineu. The
table she first rubbed down with sand
paper, then painted with white enamel
paint, for although it would bo covered
it suitod her fastidious taste to know that
her stand was as tasteful beneath the
draperies as it was effective from with
out. After tho painting was done and
the stand was in readiness for frcrthef
treatment the only difficult part of the
work began.
Plain white .swiss was cut in lengths
sufficient to hang from tho table top to
the floor to allow for a 3-inch hem and
was mado full enough to be plaited round
three of the table's sides. -..Then the
lengths were stitched together. Lho hoc
was stitched in palost piuk silk, and ave;
BrfGoofc Boots id Skoes, Cloteg,E(c,
Dr. A.
the entire surface of the ewiss wen
painted blossoms in all the beauty ol
their tender color with a spray here and
there, and with tho falling petals every
where about. Common oil paints were
nsed for the purposo, mixed with an in
delible fluid that the young artist found
for sale and which rendered the colors
fast and washable, while they retained
the quality that the oil paints give.
When the draperies were complete,
they were tacked fast to the wooden edge
in a series of small, full plaits, which
caused the whole to hang like an ample
frill, and round the top, to cover the
edge and to make all neat, was tacked
palest pink ribbon with ornamental
nails. Then a pad of perfumed cotton
was made to fit the table top and was
covered with soft silk, the shade of the
ribbon already used, and over this was
laid a cover of linen embroidered and
finished with a frill. The wise girl who
planned the whole knew and recogniztd
the fact that a toilet stand in constant
use must be easily cleaned if its beauty
is to remain, so for her cover she select
ed linen lawn and embroidered it in silks
of the fastest dye. She usS blossoms
for the motive of her design and showed
them in all the sweetness of the spring,
and she finished the cover with a hom
and a fall of fino linen lace.
At the nearest carpenter shop was or
dered an oblong frame of pine 8 inches
wide, and into it was fitted a tnir
ror of heavy glass; then the pine was
painted with white enamel paint, and on
it as a background were strewn sprays
of the lovely blossoms in all their tender
tones. Here and there a straggling ten
dril overlapped the glass, and occasional
blossoms were painted within the frame,
as though they had fallen from the
sprays above, and when all wbb com
plete this lust device was found to height
en the entire effect, for the reflection
adds as nothing else could do and gives
a peculiar charm which without tha
painted glass would be wholly lost.
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into the wall above tiie mirror siie
snred a horizontal brass hook of the sort
nsed to hang cages on, and on thh threw
curtains of the minted swiss. These
hist she draped against the wall, behind
thO mirror and down the ends of the ta
hie to the floor. She finished their edge
with a grateful frill and caught thorn
bu:k in place with ruffled bands of swiss
TSm Luncheon Crn..
At a luncheon the other day the table
twtver was of very pale maize colored
damask, fiue and shining. In the centeT
was a low, oblong dish filled with blue
garden forgetinenote. Tho china was ol
the samo shade of blue, and at each place
wasa biinch of tW flowrra.
A.t Very XjOav Triees.
Call and Be Convinced.
Wilt jams & Cooper, Farmington, N. M.
The Hardware Dealer.
Sells Goods Cheaper than Anybody Else for Casb.
Steel Bale Ties,
Paints and Glass,
Durango, Colo.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
San J uan Lime
J F. M. Pierce, Agent.
First Class Wines, Liquors, and Cigars
Visitors Cordially Invited.
.- .ir r. . ffciziw es
inchester p
and Ammunition,
Best in the World.
W i ' W i
Wincmbtir Avi.Nctf Hvt4 Conn,

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