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Democratic in Politic. H. F. M. BEAR, ' Editor Entered May 19, 1903, at Roswell, New Mexico, under the act of Con gress of March 3, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Daily, per Week, .$.15 Daily, per Month 60 Paid in Advance, 50 Daily, Six Months 3.00 Dally. One Year 5.00 (Daily Except Sunday.) Member Associated Press. Committee Call. A meeting of the Territorial Dem ocratic Central Committee of New Mexico is hereby called to be held at the office of the secretary of said committee at Santa Fe. New Mexico on Wednesday, the 17th day of Feb ruary, 1904, at 2 p. mof said day, for the purpose of fixing the time and place of holding the Territorial Democratic convention to elect six delegates and six alternates to rep resent the Territory of New Mexico in the National Democratic conven tion to be held in the city of St Louis, Missouri, on the 6th day of July. 1904. to nominate the candi dates for President and Vice Presi dent of the United States of Amer ica, and to consider such other busi ness as may properly come before said committee. W. S. HOPEWELL. Chairman N. B. LAUGHLIN, Secretary. ANNOUNCEMENTS. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the nomination to the o.Hee of sheriff, subject to the decis ion of the Democratic voters at the coming primaries. TOBE ODEM. . The undersigned hereby announc es himself as a candidate for the of fice of superintendent of schools of Chaves county, New Mexico, subject to the decision of the Democratic party. L. W. MARTIN I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the nomination of Su perintendent of Public Schools of Chaves county, subject to the decis ion of the Democratic voters of said eountv. ' B.. L. JOHNSON. Up to date February is not so warm as was January. American sympathy seems to be almost wholly with the little Jap. The hug of Bruin is dangerous. The Japanese should not fight at too close Quarters. Roswell is the only town of its size in the territory that can boast of a depot on wheels. It was distance and the snows of winter that conquered Napoleon in his Russian campaign, and these two factors- will handicap Russia now. The Democrats of New Mexico 'will celebrate the opening of the campaign by a banquet at Santa Fe on next Wednesday. The Democratic Central committee meets at Santa Fe at that time The World's Fair at St. Louis has granted camping space on the fair grounds to the N. M. M. I of this city and it may be that if satisfac tory arrangements can be made that the boys will camp there for two or three weeks during the fair. This would be a splendid advertisement not only for the school but for the . Territory. A HAPPY INCIDENT. The following incident in connec tion with the Baltimore fire deserves more than a passing notice. Washington, Feb! 8. Edward F. Jones of Bingnampton, N. Y. Colo ssi of the old Sixth Massachusetts 'reiment ani who is now in hashing , " " '"B w day to Mayor McLane: t With a vivid recollection of a warm reception given to me April 19, 1861, by people of Baltimore, I take pleasure in inclosing my check for $100, which please place in your relief fund." It will be remembered that on Apr. 19, 1861, the anniversary of Concord and Lexington, was the first blood shed of the civil war. The Sixth Massachusetts hurrying on to the de fense of the capital was attacked in the streets of Baltimore. A number of soldiers were wounded and two were killed, marking the date and place of the first bloodshed of the civil war. Now forty-three years afterwards the Colonel of the old Massachusetts Sixth sends a check for $100 to Bal timore in her distress. A happy in cident to be sure. What Do You Think of This? If New Mexico goes Republican in this fall's elections, the chances for the passage of an enabling act for this Territory as a single state will be very bright and will change the entire aspect of the situation. "Let us fight it out on this line even if it takes all summer." New Mexican According to Caesar all ancient Gaul was divided into three parts but from the above we should judge that modern gaul is not divided, and that the New Mexican has it all Just think of it, adising the people of New Mexico to vote the Republi can ticket in the interest of single statehood. The gods deliver us from such presumption. It is possible to understand how the people of some states might be induced to vote the Republican ticket, but it passes un drestanding how any paper published in the Territory of New Mexico whatever its politics, could seriously at this time ask the people of New Mexico to roll up a Republican ma jority at the November election Shall New Mexico condone trea chery, reward its betrayers, do good to the party that has spat upon her and heaped insult up on her? Has not the Republican party in the last two national plat forms directly and in plainest terms promised statehood to New Mexico And has not this same party at every session of congress not only openly, and shamelessly violated this pledge but at the same time its representa tives, chief of whom is Beveridge, have traduced New Mexico, slander ed her people and maligned her insti tutions. In face of all this how dare any reputable paper in New Mexico, even if it believes in some of the tenets of modern Republicanism, ad vise New Mexico to ratify by her vote, ' broken promises and libellous epithets. Self respect demands that in next November New Mexico be found in the Democratic column as a rebuke to her betrayers, and a re ward to the party that at every ses sion of congress has done the best it could to redeem its promises to her. After having the epidermis of both cheeks well peeled, New Mexi co will not turn its cheek again to the Republican party to receive fur ther punishment. Even a territory knows when it has enough. Satisfactory Settlement. 'Roswell, N. M., 2-10-1904. "Mr. L. K. McGaffey, "Dear Sir: We beg to advise you that our losses in the recent fire have been fully settled. We have al ways carried all our insurance with you, and beg to thank you for the courteous and satisfactory manner in which we have been treated by you and your companies. CIIAS. WHITEMAN & BRO. o- What Are They? Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. A new remedy for stomach troubles, biliousness and constipa tion, and a good one. Price 25 cents. For sale by all druggists. -. ; -o ' J. H. Hampton's is the place to go for fine candies. tf ... , ; O " STRAYED Jersey cow and goat. Leave information at W. P. Lewis hardware store. I ROW JIMMIE GOT HIS ENGINE I By WILLIAM WALKER NINES CtrpyrlfjM. 190S, t,v T. C. McClurr, it was the general unde rstynding among all the employees of the Law reneeldtrjr division of tlie X. and Y. II. H tlcit win n .J i nun ie Kiiu :iiil not liis engine In- would also set Nettie Oliver , But .linnuie's chance for gettiug sin en gine in the near future did not seem particularly bright. He was fourth on the list of firemen of the Lawrence burg division, and tliut meant he must wait until four engineers died, reached the age of limit or were fired. Of course there was always the chance that he would be able to do something to attract the attention of the superin tendent of motive power, and then he might get his engine at any time In the meantime Nettie had a fairly good position as telegrapher at Ken son station, and Jimmie could get a chance to chat with her for a few minutes every day when his train, pas senger No. 14, lay over on the siding at Benson to allow the limited mail to pass. When he had begun .scraping an acquaintance with Nettie some thing over a year before Jimmie had used the pretext that he was thinking of learning telegraphy, and under her tutorship he had picked up a fair working knowledge of the Morse code Many a sly jokedid the train crew of No. 14 crack at Jimmie's suddenly born ambition to learn telegraphy, but lie bore all of these with equanimity and said that the knowledge might come in handy some time. After awhile it became understood among all the men tbat Jimmie's case was really serious, and then the jokes stopped. Even the head bra Iceman of No. 14 who had a reputation as a wit. forbore to make remarks about the connection between the Morse code and pretty girls. Benson station is at the foot of Twelve Mile hill, and this hill is re garded by the engineers as the worst place on the division. The grade is so heavy that the track winds up the hill In two long loops. When you get to the beginning of the second loop you are only a mile from Benson station on a straight line, but it is six miles distant by the track. After he had mastered the rudiments of the Mors code Jimmie would take hold of the whistle cord when No. 14 came to the loop on the down grade and signal "Hello" to Nettie at Benson station in sharp blasts upon the whistle, which stood for the dots and dashes of the code, So things went along for a year and Jimmie's prospects of promotion got little brighter. On the records of tin office of the superintendent of motive power he was still merely James Kin caid, fourtli on the list of firemen, with a good reputation and the pros pect of succeeding to an engine in the course of five or six years. When business picked up in the fall a num ber of extra freight trains were put on. and he got his first chance to run an engine. On the first trip it fell to his lot to take out the third section of freight train No. 10G. east bound. The third section of No. 100 was made up of thir ty-one heavily loaded cars, and none of these was equipped with air brakes. As he pulled out of Adairville the old yard master swung himself up into the cab of the engine and said: "I think ye'll pull the engine all right, Jimmie, me bye. but for the love of the saints be careful when ye strike the top of the hill this side of Benson. Faith, it's a heavy train they've given ye, and if it should break In two going down that hill and thim cyars witn no air brakes on to them there'll be the devil and all to pay." Despite this warning, there was no fear of a "break in two" in Jimmie's heart as he nursed his engine along toward the top of the hill on the other side of which lay Benson. This is an accident which happens very rarely and which not even the most experi enced engineer can successfully guard against. But as he struck the top of the hill and began to descend on the side toward Benson lie felt a jerk which nearly threw him off bis seat. Looking back, be saw that the worst had happened. A coupling had snap ped in the middle of the train. For the present there was but one thing to do. ond that was to go down grade as fast as he could. Lookine back, he could see that the rear brake man, who was the only man on the cars which had been left behind, had made one ineffectual attempt to set the brakes and then had jumped to safety Jimmie knew that if the fourteen cars running wild behind caught up with the forward half of the train there would be a wreck which would cause damage to the extent of thousands of dollars and blacklist, if not kill, the engineer responsible. Faster and faster the telegraph poles on the side of the track flew past him. Jimmie's mind was working faster than it had ever done In his life. His orders directed him to wait on the siding at Benson station for the west bound passenger train to pass, and he knew that at any cost he must save the passenger. Away off to the farther side of Benson he could already see the faint line of smoke coming up from It. and he knew that it would arrive at Benson in just about ten minutes. He figured that his own train was go ing about a mile a minute and would reach Benson in seven minutes. If no alternative offered itself he revolved in put on ail brakes when he got to the foot of the hill and deliberately wreck his own train. There was a straight track for three miles on the farther side of Benson, and the engineer of to passenger train would see the wreck in .ample 'iine to come to a stop. This plan, if carried out, would prob ably mean death for Jimmie, but he analyzed the situation none the less coolly because of that. Death is some thing that engineers get accustomed to facing. But if he could only discov er some way of letting Nettie know the condition of affairs it woukl be un easy matter for her to throw the de railing switch after he had passed and allow the rear half of the train to come to a safe haven in tne cornfield beside the track. Down at the station Nettie heard a sound which sent her rushing out to the platform. Away up the hill she could see a freight train coming down at. a terrific rate of speed. The whistle cord seemed to be in the hands of a lunatic, for the whistle was sounding in strange, unearthly shrieks. As she watched it something struck her as being strangely familiar about th way the whistle was sounding. All of a sudden it struck her there was meth od in the shrieks, and that, interpreted by the Morse code, they were saying. "BN, BN. UN," her station call. This was continued for a few seconds, and then began: "Broke in two! Throw derailing switch when first section is past station." Three times this was repeated, and then the engine went around the curve at the farther end of the loop, and she could hear the whis tle only faintly. But she heard enough, and when Jimmie's engine whizzed past the sta tion with his white face pressed close ly against the glass at the side of the engine cab he saw Nettie standing at the switch. When the last car in the part of the train which still remained intact had passed the frog he saw her throw all her weight on the switch handle, and the signals told him that every one of the cars which were fol lowing him would pile themselves un gracefully, but harmlessly, on the soft earth of the cornfield. Bringing his engine to a stop, he ran back to the station and on to the siding in ample time to let the passenger train pass him. The train master examined Jimmie very closely as to the necessity of pil ing valuable freight cars on useful ag ricultural land and passed the case up to the division sujierinteudent. He ex amined the papers carefully, made some notes on the bottom of them and referred the whole matter to the su perintendent of motive power. When Jimmie walked out of the office he was a full fledged engineer and had been congratulated on his presence of mind. Ami the sujierintendent of motive pow er c;ngra tula ted him again a month later when the railroad lost the serv ices of the telegraph operator at Beu son station and Jimmie got a wife. t'nilfp (lie Apple BloMomi. "How sweet, how pure, they are!" she said, breathing in the fragrance of the apple blossoms on the branch he bent down for her. "Like your like a maiden's love." he added, with designed sentimentality. "And how quickly they wither and come to naught another similarity." she said, with malice aforethought, heading him off. "Or turn hard and sour and fill us with pain and anguish if. like silly lit tle boys, we think we like them." he amended grimly, aware of her object. For half a second she looked into his scowling eyes with a relenting twinkle growing in her own. "But if we have a little patience they grow sweet and wholesome again, and and delicious for domestic uses pies, for instance," she whispered between a laugh and a sigh. The scowl turned into a bewildered stare. Then Providence sent him a spark of intelligence. "Mabel." he cried eagerly, seizing her hands '-.Mabel. I adore apple pies." "And and. Jack. I make very good ones." she murmured demurely. And then all the apple blossoms flushed a delicate pink. St. RlizaUeth of Honicarr. It is curious that St. Klizabeth of Hungary should have spent only the first four years of her life in the coun try which always distinguishes her name. She was only just four when her father, the king of Hungary, sent her to Thuringia to be betrothed to the nine-year-old Prince I.onis. and there she remained all through her childhood and married life until her death in 1231. Perhaps, says the Ion don Chronicle, because she is one of the few saints whose holiness did not preclude love and marriage she always seems a particularly human saint, and the tales that are told of her how. for instance, she gave away ber toys and dolls to poor children when she whs but a baby herself, how the food she was taking to beggars in a covered basket turned to red and white roses when her husband lifted the lid. how she heard a bird singing to her on her deathbed and sang to it in reply all point to the poetry and charm which are associated with her name. She Meant Dots, Sot Husband. The late Edwin Lord Weeks, the painter and illustrator, had always a great dislike for dogs. It was amus ing, his friends say. to hear him harangue against dogs, and innumera ble were the stories reflecting upon dogs In an unfavorable light which Mr. Weeks had on the tip of his tongue. T dined last night," he said one day "with Blank. After dinner Blank an I went into the library to look ove some John Leech prints. Blank was talking learnedly about Leech when he heard his wife in the next room say: "'Where is my guardian angel? " 'Here lam, my dear.' Blank called. But his wife retorted: "'Oh, I don't mean you. I mean Fido."' New York Tribune. I ROSWELL MACHINE SHOPS. Prepared to do all kinds of black smithing and Mac nine work prompt ly. Carriage and wmjjou work neat ly done. J.Q PHONE 276. n 222 SOUTH U!ll ROSWELL. Hi MEXICO. Railroad Time Table. (Railroad time.) SOUTH BOUND. Arrive, daily 4:45 P. M. Depart, daily ex. Sunday. . .5:05 P. M. NOKTH BOUND. Arrive, daily ex. Monday . .11:05 a. m Depart, daily 11 :3u A. M. M. D. Burns, Agent. A L SCHNEIDER General Transfer Business. TELEPHONE 72 Heapquarters at Rothenberg and Schloss Cigar Store Dr. Ervilla L. Earl OSTEOPATH 1ST. ROOM 6. Over Morrison Bros., store Classified Advertisements. FOR RENT. FOR RENT New 5-room plaster ed house. Has large pantry and clos et, front and back porches. Sam At kinson, tf FOR SALE. FOR SALE Good Milk cow. Very rich milk. Inauire 509 Penna. Ave. 2t. Full blood White Plymouth Rock chickens, $10.00 per dozen. Eggs $1 for thirteen. J. A. Stegall, Dimmitt, Texas. 70dtwl LOST. LOST Small red pocket memoran dum book. Liberal reward will be paid for its return. W. P. Turner. M1SC ELLA NEO US. TO LOAN $1,000 on good secur ity. Apply at Record office. Hampton always has on hand the finest fruits, nuts and candies, tf We are prepared to make all kinds of hot-bed' sash. Tel. 29. Planing Mill. 69t4 For first class buggy and carriage repairing, rubber tire setting, etc see Overman and Bandy. tf Don't forget Jim Hampton's place when in need of anything in confec tionery or fancy groceries. tf You Can't Afford To stay at home when you can at tend the convention of the Oklaho ma Live Stock Association at Okla ma City, O. T., February 23rd to 25th inclusive, for the remarkably low rate of one fare plus fifty cents for the round trip. Tickets will be on sale at all sta tions, Carlsbad and north, February 21st, 22nd and 23rd, with final limit to return February 27th. There is going to be a great time and you will be sorry if you miss it. For further information call on our local agents or write me. DON A. SWEET. Traffic Manager. Amarillo, Texas. o When You Have a Cold. The first action when you have a cold should be to relieve the lungs. This is best accomplished by the free use of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. This remedy liquefies the tough mucus and causes its expul sion from the air cells of the lungs, produces a free expectoration, and opens the secretions. A complete cure soon follows. This remedy will cure a cold in less time than any oth er treatment and it leaves the sys tem in a natural and healthy condi tion. It counteracts any tendency toward pneumonia. For sale by all druggists. Prnn r.,.hi-V.i-fc.0.i'.',ra' "JUST HEAVENLY" la how an enthusiastic giil with a bweet tooth described our enn dips. Well they a re good and no mistake. Tlev ourht to lw Made of pure cream and sugar and flavored with purelruit juice, they can't help tasting as good as they look. Aiu YOU NEEDN'T THINK We charge fancy prices for all this sweetness. You ca-l keep II Kit supplied with candy to her heart's content without making any noticeable dent in your sal ary. Our boxed goods are not surpassed. YOUNG LADY Wisdom 011 vour part will direct that voting 'man to "THKNKW IDKA." A. K. MOTT. Phone '207 CLARENCE ULLERY mm "Always Avak Undertaker. PHONE 90 OR III. V. U KKNNKY, C. K. CIlCNTY Sl'HVKYOIt. Prompt attention r1vrn to all work -ni truKtfil to nit, oitu-e n tin com t Iioiih. Dr. A. M. King OSTEOPATH Office Judge L';j Imilding. 121 1-2 VV. 2nd. Ground Hour. Oflice hours: 9 to 1 2 to 5. 7 to 8 p. m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. .Night and residence calls made. Oillce phone 217. Residence Phone - - - - 389 8 If you want to rent or buy a Sewing Machine or require ma chine supplies. 209 MAIN STREET DR. J. VV. BARNbTT, DENTIST Office Phone, 275 . Renideiice Phone, 221 Rooms 2 and 3; Texas Block T. V. HAYS ARCHITECT. Plans and specifications promptly ana neatly executed. ROOM 4 SANSOM BL'K. K. II. SKII'WI rif. r. M MAY KM PHYSICIAN'S jt si;p(ji:o.s. Office Over Roswell Drag ( 'o KOOMS 4 AM) o. Office Telephone 'Jir,. ReHidenee Plume of lr. Kldpwith Il.. Uenidence Phone of Ir. Maven ii.V. G. W. JONES has bought out The Stacy Did It Company. and has move to 118 South Main. where he will be glad to we his friends. Parties ihhhI ng wall pajer or painting of any kind will do well to nee him lx fore letting their contract. Singer I. Co.