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t VOL. 25 SOCORRO. NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5.1907 NO.30 msr mutual county fa ÍIM 00ff0 THE GOVERNOR GEORGE CURRY AND HONORABLE H. 0. BURSUM The unbounded enthusiasm that prevailed in Socorro dunng the entire three days of Stnorro county's first annual fair first manifested itself at 1U o'clock Saturday morning on the artivui of the special train bringing Governor Curry ani party from Santa Fe. As the governor alighted from the train he was greeted with loud and prolonged cheers from the hundreds ol peo ple, many of them friends t his cowboy days, who hall gathered to greet him. As soon as he could be extricated from the great crowd of personal and po litical friends and admirers he was conducted to a waiting car riage in which, in company with Honorables II. O. Hursum, W. K. Martin, and Harvey M. Rich ards, he led the grand procession that extended over a mile in length in its progress along the principal streets of the city. The governor's carriage finally halted on the north side of the plaza and the long procession tiled past in review and disband ed. The governor's party then mounted the grand stand and in the presence of the biggest crowd of people that has assem bled in Socorro in twenty years Mayor Hursum welcomed Gov ernor Curry to Socorro. MAYOK BURSUm'S SPEECH. "Ladies, Gentlemen and Fel low Citizens: "We have with us today the chief executive of the territory of New Mexico, Governor George Curry, and we are glad that he is here. "That is simple language, but I believe each and every one of you join me in saying that we mean it in the fullest sense of the word. "We, the citizens of Socorro and of Socorro county, take deep pleasure in availing ourselves of our first opportunity to show our friendship and appreciation of George Curry upon our home ground. (Applause.) "We welcome him today, not only as our governor the head of our official affairs in the ad ministration of our territory, but we welcome him with equal pleasure as a man, as a friend, as a citizen who cast in his lot with New Mexico, from the early days of his childhood and we welcome him as a soldier who has won every laurel he wears on the field of battle. "Fellow citizens, this is the first annual fair of the city and county of Socorro. "Socorro county is an empire in itself, embracing ISO miles from north to south and three hundred miles from east to west. With that area is a soil as rich as the blessings of a divine prov idence has endowed any county in New Mexico. Socorro county is wealthy in her vast timber re sources and her big forest re serves, equalled only by a-few others on the continental divide of the big timber supply of Flag staff in our sister territory. "Socorro county our home is rich in her great stretches of undeveloped mineral resources and coal beds; her half million head of sheep, 'one hundred thousand head of cattle and with an annual production from the mines of our Magdalena district of one and one half million dol lars in bullion more than is pro duced in all the balance of New Mexico, to say nothing of half a million dollars worth of gold and silver from the Mogollons. "Then there are our farms great stretches of beautiful ag ricultural land highly cultivated in the beautiful valley of the Rio Grande. The soil is fertile, the water is plentiful and these lands produce the finest fruit. alfalfa, corn and other cereals in the territory. We are a pro gressive community. On the south of the city there is being developed by the F.Imendorf company of hlmendorf, the Hos- que del Apache land grant which will place under full cultivation I some 20.000 acres of. rich valley land. "My friends, twenty years ago the 1 1 1 v of Socorro was known as the (fin City. At that time of which I speak, she was rated as first class among all the cities of the territory in prosperity and progress. Invents have shown that history repeats itself and I want to tell you, my friends, there will 1m; no exception in the case of Socorro. "We must use every effort lie cause we are now entitled to have issued to us, a full share a certificate of sUck, represent ing what we are entitled to with in the galaxy of the states of this union. (Applause). We have a governor who has not come amongst us for the salary that the office conveys. He has not come here for any pecuniary con sideration. He has come here to serve his people whom he loves and with whom he has been connected the greater part of his life and I say all honor to you, Governor Lurry, for the granel and noble stand that you have taken on behalf of your people to the end that statehood will be brought to them at the earliest jmssible moment. 'Ap plause.) 'Governor Curry, on behalf of ; the city of Socorro and the coun ty of Socorro and ot the citizens here present, I hereby extend to you a hearty welcome. I extend to you the hospitality of the city of Socorro and I pledge you, governor, that during your stay here the doors of the city bastile shall be kept open (applause). the keys shall be thrown away and no 'guilty man' shall be un duly persecuted." GOVERNOR CURRY'S SPEECH. Mayor Uursum's speech was ap plauded loud and long at its close. Governor Curry then stepped forward and when the long continued cheers with which he was greeted had subsided he spoke as follows: Mr. Mayor. Ladies and Gen tlemen and r ello w Citizens: "When I speak to an audience in New Mexico I feel that I have the right to address you always as a fellow citizens. (Applause.) T came to New Mexico when I was a boy .15 years of age and I have lived in your territory ever since with the exception of eight years which I soent in the army and in the interests of the government of the Philippine Islands. Hut I want to say that during all of my absence I main tained my residence here at my home in the old county where I cast my first vote. More than that, whenever I was asked in the Philippine Islands or any where else to participate in their local elections, I refused to do so for the reason that mv first vote was cast in this territory of New Mexico and it is my ambition to cast my last vote in the state of New Mexico. (Applause.) ''When your mayor and my friend Mr. Martin asked me to come here today and open your fair, I felt that I could not re fuse although I have an import ant engagement at St, Louis, with the president of the United States on business of great in terest to the people of this terri tory. 1 have let that wait one day in order to come here, and I will therefore join the presidential party at St. Louis instead of at Keokuk as was at first arranged in order to be able to spend this day with you. And, fellow citi zens, it gives me pleasure to be able to do it. "Now, in regard to what my friend Mr. ltursum said about our right to participate to a greater extent in the manage ment of our own affairs. Dur ing the short time that I have been goverro: of New Mexico, it has been made very plain to me that the only thing for us all to do, regardless of politics, is to unite and to demand from the congress of the United States the right to be admitted as a state. (Great and prolonged ap plause.) "Some of my friends have said to me that it might not be policy to ask this of congress at the present time, but I say to you all that it is a matter of right. According to the treatv between the United States and Mexico, the government of the United States promised the people of this territory that it would give them the full rights of citizen ship, a promise which I am sor ry to say that this government has not kept. "It is up to us to remind the government of that sacred prom ise, and we must arouse senti ment in the United States, not by begging for statehood, but by demanding it as a matter of right. (Great applause.) We have the wealth, and we have the intelligence. "Our honored president, whom I have had the honor to serve under, ami know to be an honor able and brave man and a man who never speaks except earnest ly said in his speech at Las Vegas nine years ago at the first annual reunion of the Hough Riders, that he .would favor the admission of New Mexico as a stat ; that New Mexico had fur nished more soldiers in propor tion to her population during the Civil war to maintain and per petuate this union, ami during the recent war with Spain that she furnished more troops than any other state or territory. "Not one of the sons of New Mexico in either one of these wars failed to perform his duty. Then why have we not the right of admission to the union? "Some people will raise the argument that the majority of the people of New Mexico are not Americans. No man who knows anything about the peo ple of New Mexico and is an honest man would make that statement. The descendants of Spain in the territory of New Mexico are the very best Ameri cans that we have in the terri tory. (Applause.) "They showed it on the battle field. They have shown it everywhere and it is up to us newcomers who stand here shoul der to shoulder with you people to demand from the American people what is our right. "Now, my friends, I know that you did not come here to listen to speeches for you are all inter ested in baseball games and oth er amusements but I will detain you long enough to declare on behalf of the fair association that this the first annual fair of the county of Socorro, is de clared officially opened. (Pro longed applause.) I hope that every one here will enjoy him self. "I want to thank you all hear tily for this enthusiastic recep tion, especially the young peo plethe young ladies the young rough riders' the soldiers of the future and I want to assure you that as long as I am your gov ernor it will be my earnest en deavor to do the very best that I possibly can for the interest of New Mexico. , "WIIF.N I CAN'T CARRY OUT A POLICY THAT WILL im FOR THF. 1JKST INTER ESTS OF THIS PEOPLE OF NKW MF.XICO, THEN I WILL HAND IN MY COMMISSION AND RETIRE TO LIVE AMONG YOU AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN." (Prolonged ap plause.) Frank Schmidt has just bought the Lee Terry proerty on Park street and he and Mrs. Schmidt will make their home there and become permanent res idents of Socorro. Many more residents of the same kind would be very acceptable. For delicious ice cream soda 'aod cool drinks, go to Winkler's. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVENT IN THE LAST TWENTY YEARS Socorro county's first annual I fair was a success far beyond the expectations of its most enthusi astic promoters. The whoop and hurrah began with the ar rival of Governor Curry's special train Saturday morning and it was one continuous whoop, hur rah, and good time for every ImkIv until the last hour of the last day. The crowds of people that poured into the city on spec ial trains from Albuquerque, Magdalena', and the south, and in vehicles, on horseback, and on foot from all the surrounding country constituted altogether the biggest assemblage that has gathered in Socorro in twenty years, and. Iest of all, every person of that great assemblage went home brim full of enthusi asm over the unexpected success of the fair. THE GRAND PROCESSION. The grand procession that formed under the direction of Grand Marshal M. Coonev, as sisted by his aide, Capt. T. J. Matthews, was headed by the governor's carriage and extend ed over a mile in length in its progress along the streets of the city. The cowboy guards fol lowed, immediately after the governor's carriage and present ed a most picturesque appear ance. Then came a band of for ty Navajo Indians gorgeous in warpaint and feathers. The First Regiment band of Albu querque presented a very attract ive appearance and delighted everybody with the excellence of its music. Then came a wagon ette containing about a dozen veterans of the civil war, some of whom had fought under the stars and stripes and some under the stars and bars. Hon. W. K. Martin's company of Curry ca dets, under the leadership of Masters Lloyd Mayer and John Savage, attracted a large share of attention and was repeatedly cheered. Socorro Hose company No. 1 was out in full uniform and added much to the appear ance of the parade. A company of Socorro ladies on horseback and in cowgirl costume elicited many favorable comments. A. 11. Hilton's company of juvenile rough riders and lady rangers from San Antonio and vicinity was one of the most attractive features of the procession and was greeted with cheers at every turn. These features of the parade were followed bv a long line of floats that would have been creditable to a city a dozen times the size of Socorro, and these by scores of private car riages. Til K LINE OP FLOATS. The Crown Mill company was represented by a float appro priately decorated and contain ing a dozen little girls. Hill it Fischer's market was advertised by a float containing several animals decorated with ribbons. The billy goat persist ed in trying to butt his compan ions otf the plantation. This float attracted a great deal of attention. P. N. Yunker's blacksmith business was represented by a blacksmith shop on wheels and in active operation. The Sivorro Drug and Supply company was prettily represent ed and distributed a multitude of pamphlets advertising its busi ness. The Socorro Mercantile com pany and Terry & Abeyta each furnished a load of alfalfa dec orated with the stars and stripes for the procession. P.l Defensor had an appropri- 4 - - .-1 - A A At U A aie ani aiiraciive noai. Conrado A. Haca s grocery business was called to the public mind by a load of groceries at tractively arranged and decor ated. A Winkler furnished a verita ble perambulating bakery in full blast. E. M. Kealer's aeromotor was good but was too high to pass under the telephone wires. Kstevan Itaca's saloon business was represented by a fully equip ed bar, and nobody was the worse for the liquor dispensed. Two big floats decorated with bunting and loaded with dozens of laughing and cheering school children could of course not fail to attract attention everywhere. Geo. E. Cook's liverv business was called to mind by a wagon properly decorated and labeled and containing a burro hitched to a cart. Loewenstein Brothers furnish ed an exceedingly tasty float decorated in the national colors to represent their general mer chandise business. DECORATED PRIVATE CARRIAGES Much was added to the at tractiveness of the procession by the line of decorated private car riages. Sheriff and Mrs. Aniceto C. Abeytia rode in a carriage pro fusely decorated with flags and bunting. Mrs. W. E. Martin drove a fine pair of horses to a carriage which she herself had decorated handsomely in purple and white. Dr. C. G. Duncan's carriage was beautifully decorated in white. Little Miss Dorothy Hill held the lines and the horse was led by a colored boy in full uniform. Miss Lena Price's horse and buggy were very prettily decor ated in yellow and white, the School of Mines colors. Miss Lena herself was the driver. Mrs. Geo. K. Cook drove her handsome black, horse and bug gy tastefully decorated in black and white. Miss Lena O'Gara's Shetland pony and diminutive cart, pro fuse in bunting, attracted a great deal of attention. Superintendent W. K. Etter of the Rio Grande division of the Santa Fe rode in a carriage equipped with the national col ors and the company's familiar device. Jose E. Torres added a hand somely decorated double carriage to the long line. These were followed by a long line of carriages and other ve hicles without decoration and'too numerous to mention. Saturday afternoon was devot ed to sports. There was a 300 yard horserace in which R. C. Ross' Sly Nell beat Clay C. Cooper's black horse by a nar row margin. There was bronco busting to satisfy the most ex acting. II. C. Medley rode a dun horse with a bad reputation which it failed to sustain. An ambitious lad hailing from New York made his debut on an iron j gray which promptly pitched its rider over its head and was then ' ridden to a standstill by Maria IJaca. Haca then mounted a cream colored animal that did some vicious bucking but was soon subdued. Milt Craig was then announced. He tackled a vicious buckskin that furnished plenty of entertainment for the grandstand but was soon made bridlewise. BARELAS 3, SANTA FE 0. Saturday's ball game, the first of the series for the purse of $400, was lietween the Harelas and Santa Fe teams and resulted in a score of 3 to 0 in favor of Harelas. Galgano and Diamond were the battery for Harelas and Isbel and lVttus for Santa Fe. Combs umpired the whole series. The Harelas team made its three runs in the fifth inning as the result of a long drive by Clancy and an overthrow. RECEPTION TO GOVERNOR CURRY A reception was given to Gov ernor Curry in the opera house Saturday evening. The govern or greeted here scores of his old time Socorro county friends, and after the greetings were over dancing was indulged in, though under difficulties, for the large room was fairly crowded with tlios.- who came t pay tlicir re spects to the territory's chief ex ecutive. At a late hour the governor left for his train in wailing, and thus ended "Currv Day" at the fair. "I never re ceived a more cordial welcome in tu v lile," saitl the governor. "It makes me feel that I am back home indeed. While I knew Socorro was going to have a fair I didn't expert on - on such an extensive scale. I appreciate "Curry Day" from the bjttoui of my heart and the welcome given me by the good people of Socor ro county and their visiting friends." SUNDAY, "sAN MIGI'l-l. DAY." Sunday was "San Miguel Day," the day of special relig ious exercises in honor of the patron saint of the local Catholic church. Karly in the morning the First Regiment band assembled in the plaza and gave a public concert that was greatly enjoyed by a throng of people who were at tracted by the excellent music. Later, at the close of religious services at the church, the usual procession wended its way from the church to the plaza and re turn. Not less than fifteen hun dred people marched in this pro cession, and the sight was an impressive one, especially to those who were not accustomed to the solemn observance. SOCORRO 3, HARELAS 2. Doubtless as fine an exhibition of the national sport as was ever witnessed in Socorro was that of Sunday morning when the Hare las Grays went down to defeat before the Socorro Hlues by a score of 3 to 2. Galgano and Diamond of the Albuquerque Hrowns were the battery for the visitors, and Rhodes of the St. Louis National league team and Pinkerton of the Kansas State league officiated for Socorro. The interest of the big crowd in the grand stand in the game from start to finish was intense. It was not until the sixth in ning that one of the Grays suc ceeded in connecting with the home plate, a trick which was duplicated in the ninth. The Hlues scored one in the fifth in ning and two in the eighth. As the third man to go out for the visitors in the ninth inning went to the bat there were three men on bases. Rhodes was cool and deliberate. "Strike," called the umpire, and "Strike" again. Hundreds of spectators held their breath. Again Rhodes let go the ball. It was popped back into his hands and an accurate throw to first ended the game. DROWNS (, STARS 1. Sunday afternoon's bill gam; was an exhibition game between the Albuquerque Drowns and a picked team called the Stars, Though it lacked the intense in terest that was taken in the morning's game it was a good game anil was witnessed by not less than a thousand people. Craible ami Reilly were the bat tery for the Hrowns and Hager man and Pinkerton servid in that capacity for the Stars. The Hrowns tallied three in the third inning, one in the lillh, and two in the eighth. The Stars reached home once only, in the third inning. RONCO MISTING, BltoOTING, ETC. It. C. Medley, Milt Craig, and Maria Haca again showed their wonderful skill in bronco bust ing to the great edification and delight of the great crowd in and out of the grand stand. The shooting match which followed resulted in the follow ing score out of a possible 25: Dwight Stephens 21, Chris Ras thel 22. W. II. Hill 15. L. C. Young 19, W. F. Cobb 24. A burro race, in which Lloyd Mayer's animal won the purse, Indian foot races, and other minor sports closed the after noon's proceedings. Continued to page 4.