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0C0tt0 VOL. 25 SOCORRO. NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, OCTOBER i2. 1907 NO. 37 mm CAPT. JOHN W. GREEN Governor Curry Appoints Gallant Soldier and Staunch Republican to Important Position of SUP'T OF THE PENITENTIARY The Appointment Meet with No Objection from Any Party or Any Faction. Governor Curry lias shown re markably pood judgment in tin' selection of a man for (lie im portant position of superintend ent of the territorial penitt ntiary to succeed Marion Littrell, whose resignation will take effect Janu ary first. The story of the ap pointment is told by the Albu querque Citizen as follows: CAPTAIN GKEKN. "Captain John W.Green, whose home since 18H5 has been in Gal lup, was today appointed super intendent of the territorial peni tentiary, vice Marion Littrell, who will resign Jan. first. "Captain Green was notified some time ago of the appoint ment and will accept. Governor Curry announced the appointment to a Citizen reporter at noon to day and also informed the leaders of the republican party that the appointment had been made. "It meets with the approval of the republicans and of the people generally. Captain Green was appointed in deference to the president's wishes in the matter as well as in view of his ex ceptional qualifications for the trying position. A SOLDI KR l'OK YKARS. "As a soldier for a number of years he proved himself to be a man of great resources and of soldierly discipline, such as is needed in every prison. Captain Green is a republican and is known all over New Mexico. He came to Gallup in 1885, and for many years was the city marshal at that place. lie was the best city marshal ever had and main tained order under trying circum stances on several occasions. "In 18')8 he resigned as city marshal to become a lieutenant in the Kough Kiders. He was left behind at Tampa, Florida, in company with Governor Curry, who is his warm personal friend. WAS IN PHILIPPINES. "Like Governor Curry, Lieu tenant Green was disgusted at being left to fight Hies and he promptly went to the Philip pines where he soon became a captain of the constabulary. He won honors upon several occas ions by his fearless conduct un der fire. "Upon his return to the Unit ed States a few months ago, he accepted an appointment as a special officer for the department of the interior and has since served in that capacity in the northwest. ''He has a wife and daughter in Los Angeles, but at home or abroad he has always retained his residence at Gallup and re turned there to vote when pos sible. He is enthusiastic for New Mexico's future, an advo cate of statehood and a staunch republican. "While Governor Curry made the appointment upon the sug gestion of the president, he need ed no urging as he knows the man he appointed to be thor oughly competent in every way tofhll the important position of prison superintendent. "Captain Green will return to New Mexico at once." Jose K. Torres, treasurer and ex-ofticio collector of the county of Socorro, and a very popular citizen, reached the city at noon today with his two sons, Valen tine and Kstevan. whom he plac ed in St. Michael's college. Mr. Torres states that the Socorro county fair, which was held last week, was great. Its success has encouraged the Socorro Countv Fair Association and the people of the county and city generally and they will make stronger and more extended ef forts next year when the second annual fair will be held in the Gem City. Mr. Torres returned home tonight. New Mexican. Subscribe for The Chieftain. MR. BIRSUM, ANOTHER SPEECH This Time before tho Wool Grower Convention at Albuquerque. Mayor I'ursum is fast making a reputation for himself asa pub lic speaker. Several of his late oratorical efforts have leen com mented upon as atxwe the realm of the ordinary. Hisresonse to May r Wilkerson's welcome to the Wool Growers' convention in Albuiiiertiie the other day elic ited the following press com ment: "II. (). Hursuin, mayor of So corro, and one of the leading siitep raisers of the territory, re sponded to Mr. Wilkerson on be half of the members of the con vention. Mr. lUirsum thanked the acting mayor for the wel come so cordially extended and continued to speak for thirty minutes on mutters most vital to the sheep growing industry. Versed with knowledge trained through practical experience. the speaker discussed the land lease law, the caring for the range and the national forests along a line that appealed to the members of the convention as was shown by freouent and oro- longed applause." A Pleasant Entertainment. Mesdames John Greenwald, Sr., and H. M. Dougherty enter tained a large number of their lady friends Wednesday after noon at the home of the latter on Mt. Carmel street in honor o'i Mrs. W. F. Murray of Denver, daughter of the former and sis ter of the latter. Mesdames Greenwald and Dougherty are among Socorro's most charming and successful hostesses, and to say that a delightful afternoon was spent by all present would be putting it mildly. After a couple hours spent at the inter esting game of high five dainty refreshments were served by the hostesses assisted by Mesdames Murray and John Greenwald, Jr., and little Misses Marjorie and Kuth Dougherty. Having won six each of the seven games played, the following ladies drew for the first prize: Mesdames John H. Griffith, A. F. Katzen stein, F. G. l'.artlett, and C. T. Drown. Mrs. IJrown was the lucky one, and was presented with a pretty china olive dish. Those who drew for the consola tion prize were Mesdames J. W. Terry. H. K. Harris, N. Hall, A. Mayer, II. (). Utirsuiii, ami Miss Helen Terry. Mrs. Terry was lucky in this instance and was presented with two dainty salt shakers. The guests pres ent including those who drew for the prizes were Mesdames II. O. IJursum, W. F. Martin, W. D. Newcomb. W. F. Mur ray, II. F. liuwinan, John Greenwald, Jr., C. F. Slacking ton, Leo Loewenstein, C. G. Duncan, Geo. K. Cook, K. W. Twining, J. K. Smith, John Keddin, K. H. Sweet, 1. J. Savage, Joseph Price; Misses Anne Fitch, Lena l'rice and Helen Terry. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, ) Lucas County. Í ss Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business, in the City of Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of One Hundred Dollars for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. Fkank J. Chknhv. Sworn to before me and sub scribed in my presence, this Mil day of December, A. I). 18SÍ.. (Seal) A. W. Glkason. Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on the blood and mucous surface of the system. Send for testimon ials free. F. J. Chknkv & Co., Toledo, O. Sold bv all Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Cement walks continue to be built along Socorro's streets as fast as workmen can be found to do the work. Another desirable improvement being made in this line is the construction of a cement arch over the acequia where it crosses Manzanares avenue. Fresh vegetables at Winkler's SOCORRO FINDS FAVOR Our County Delegates at Wool Growers' Convention Boost for the Gem City. CONVENTION HERE NEXT YEAR Resolutions Oppose Change in Graz ing Laws and Urge Statehood for New Mexico. The second annual conven tion of the New Mexico Wool Growers' association met in Al buquerque Tuesday. Officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows: President Solomon Luna, Los Lunas. Vice President A. D. Gar rett, Koswell. Secretary Harry F. Lee, Al buquerque. Socorro was selected as the next meeting place, winning from Las Vegas on vote. Notable among the resolutions adopted was one opposing "any change in the existing laws and government control as to grazing of live stock upon the public domain," and another urging statehood for New Mex ico. Miss Salome Abevtia, a sister of Aniceto Abeytia. and a de scendant of one of the oldest and best known families in this city and county, died about midnight last night at her home on the south side, of infirmities of old age. She was seventy-two years old and for many years had been engaged in charitable work. The funeral will take place to morrow morning at 7 o'clock from the Cathedral and the re mains will be interred in Rosario cemetery. Relatives anil friends of the Abeytia family and of the deceased are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services. Sheriff Aniceto C. Abeytia of Socorro county is a nephew of the deceased. New Mexican. Hon. and Mrs. W. K. Martin entertained a few friends and fair visitors at dinner Sunday evening in their usually delight ful and successful way. Covers were laid for twelve, the guests being Hon. and Mrs. Harvey M. Richards of San Marcial, Hon. Solonv n Luna of Los Lunas, Cole Railston of Magdalena, Mayor and Mrs. II. O. liursum, Mr. and Mrs. II. M. Dougherty, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hill of So corro. Mrs. C. T. Brown entertained a large number of young people very pleasantly last evening at her home in the eastern part of the city in honor of her niece Miss Nellie Zimmer and Mrs. W. F. Murray of Denver. After games, music, and dancing, deli cate refreshments were served of which every body showed the proper appreciation. All guests went home with recollections of an evening happily spent. John A. Haley, editor of the Capitán News, and member of the Iiureau of Immigration, is a visitor in the city. Mr. Haley is here to attend the meeting of the K. P.Grand Lodge in ses?. sion at the Flk's opera house. Albuquerque Citizen. Í W. II. Sanders arrived in t lit city Saturday morning from his home in Santa Monica, Califor nia. Mr. Sanders is looking ex tremely well after his late se vere illness. He will spend some time in the county on bus ness and visiting relatives and friends. C. II. Klmendorf, president of the Socorro company, who is pushing to a successful issue his big enterprise of developing the Iiosque del Apache grant, was in town Monday and Tuesday on important private business. The Garber-Howe entertain ers at the opera house Wednes day evening, October lf. Huy a season ticket for the series of which this is the first. "Nothing on the American platform can excel the Howes in their line. Thev are Btars," says Attorney J. S. Fstes of Sidney, Iowa. Advertise in the Chieftain. NAVAJO DID NOT SABE The Telephone Box Was a Mys tery That Completely Non plused the Noble Red Men. MR. MARTIN HAS EXPERIENCE In Trying to Speak the Navajo Lin ro nnd Explain the Whit Man's Ways. During the three strenuous days of the Socorro county fair lion. W. K. Martin extended the hospitality of his back vard to the band of Navajo Indians, who pitched their tepees there and lived there in the most approved fashion of the modern but degen erate red man. One of Mr. Mar tin's experiences is related in the following interesting language in the Albuquerque Citizen: "On Sunday morning of the Socorro county fair. W. K. Mar tin, one of the officers of the fair, was awakened by loud rapping at his door. Going to the door Mr. Martin was greeted bv a number of Navajo Indians, who were in Socorro as an attraction of the fair. "The spokesman of the party liegan gesticulating and in very broken F.nglish told Mr. Martin that he wanted to see Jose K. Montova. Now Mr. Montoya is the man who interceded for the fair association with the Nava jos and was responsible for them leing there. He was at that time, however, on his ranch three miles north of Socorro and probably asleep. Mr. Martin told his red brethren that Mr. Montoya was not in the city and could not be seen just then but would probably be there early in the day. This did not satisfy the Navajos. They wanted to see Mr. Montoya immediately. "In thinking the situation over, trying to figure out some way through the difficulty which had thus unceremoniously pre sented itself. Mr. Martin thought of the telephone. Mr. Montova had a telephone to his ranch and if he could get him the Indians would probably be pacified by talking to him over the wire. "He beckoned the leader of the Indians to come into the house and ringing up central asked for the Montoya ranch. The Indian watched the white man with undisguised misgiving. He did not sabe all that ringing and talking to a brown box on the wall, and owing to Mr. Mar tin's small vocabulary of Navajo, he had some trouble explaining it to the red men. Luckily Mon toya answered the phone himself and Mr. Martin told him that the Navajos wanted to talk to him. Mr. Montoya speaks Na vajo fluently. "It was with great difficulty that Mr. Martin got the receiver to the red man's ear and it was a still more tedious job to get him to talk into the little box. The Indian would drop the receiver and step back, surveying the wall and even looking into the dark corners of the room, for the owner of the mysterious voice. He listened in blank amazement. He called the other Indians in and each one took a turn at the receiver, and all were mystified and none of them satisfied that Montoya was really at his home three miles away but thought that he was in the wall or on the outside. They went out to see and some stood watch on the outside while others listened to the voice in the telephone. "After an hour of this kind of maneuvering, very interesting to Mr. Martin to say the least, the Navajos left more puzzled than when they came, but they want ed to know more about the tele phone, so Mr. Martin arranged with Captain Matthews, manager for the Colorado Telephone com pany at Socorro, for a visit of the Navajos to the central office. "Indian Agent Custer at Mag dalena, who the Indians knew very well, was informed of the contemplated visit of the Navajos to the telephone office, and re quested to be within call of the telephone at the noon hour. The Indians knew also that Mr. Cus ter was at Magdalena twenty eight miles away. "The Indians were prompt in their appointment and there fol lowed another very interesting interview with the voice in the little black oblong box. Thev were satisfied that they were talking to Custer and that he was twenty-eight miles away, but they left the telephone office still very uncertain as to what kind of a game the pale face was try ing to play on them." NEWS NOTES FROM FAIRVIEW Quien Bab Writes of What Is Doing in That Locality. Fairview, Octoler 1. To the Chieftain: Sierra county teachers are wondering. After the usual ses sion of two weeks institute work, under the able leadership of Mrs. Nora lirumback, of San ta Fe, the teachers underwent two disappointments. The first was the failure of Sunt. Clark to appear before the institute to make an address, as promised; and the second was the non-appearance of the examination questions. Later it was learned that Supt. Clark had gone to Michigan, and that no questions for Sierra had left the Santa Fe office. While the sunertkial minded might regard the latter circumstance as cause for rejoic ing, sierra county teachers are made of sterner stuff. Having worked themselves up to the proper pitch, they were ready to try conclusions with any set of questions that might be put be fore them. Moreover, an ad dress from the territorial super intendent could have proved helpful and inspiring, we doubt not, for Sierra county teachers are ever reaching for the help ful and inspiring things. Hut 'twas not to be. And now the question arises. Are these teach ers to be put to further expense by undergoing a special examin ation, or will permits to teach another year be granted them? Common sense would appear to dictate the latter course. Our sister mining camp. Her mosa (." the beautiful"), only eighteen miles away, is beginning to sit up and take notice again. The Ocean Wave Mining Co. now has a force of sixteen men at work and more will bg put on this month. A mill, a store and a post office are now talked of for Upper camp. The school population has already increased I rom a handful to forty, and a hot air balloon route, to make quick connections with the rail road, may possibly be one of the startling innovations of the near future. The teachers of the county have organized an association the work of which is to be carried on by correspondence. Fourteen members are enrolled. Kach teacher must contribute a paper on a subject decided upon at the initial meeting, and each paper as it passes to the various members receive his or her com ment. Some valuable experiences will thus, no doubt, be brought to light and placed in permanent form. The study of a book on literature will also form part of the year's work. A cattleman who saw the meteor which passed over this part of the country says it looked like a ball of fire us big as a windmill. He says he thought the old man was taking a shot at him. A friend remarking that the O. M. was a rather poor shot, the cattleman replied: Pretty d d close considering the distance." Quien Sabk. EDITOR BECOMES BENEDICT W. F. Brogan of Albuquerque Citi zen and Misa Louise Piatt Mar- , ried Wednesday. A quiet but notable wedding occurred in Albuquerque Wed nesday morning when William F. Drogan, editor of the Daily Citizen, and Miss Louise Piatt of Santa Fe were united in the bonds of matrimony. The cere mony was followed by a wedding breakfast at the Alvarado hotel. Both the bride and groom are held in high esteem by a large circle of friendi and acquain tances in New Mexico. Mrs. W. II. Hill ot Socorro was one of the judges at the baby show at the territorial fair in Albuquerque this week. I S0C0RR0SEC0ND MONEY Ball Team Makes Excellent Show ing at tho Fair at Albu querque. GREAT CAME AGAINST BROWNS Keeps the Packed OrandsUnd on Tiptoe until Close of the Soventh Inning. Socorro's ball team did well in the baseball tournament at the fair at Albuquerque this week, winning from the F.I Paso and Silver City aggregations and losing one game to the Albu querque' l'rowns. This last game is spoken of as one of the most excitine i-vnr played on the Duke City grounds. At the close of tn seventh inning the score was 1 to 1, and the packed grandstand was on tiptoe with excitement. In the eighth inning, however. the Socorro team went to pieces. The IJrowns got in three runs in that inning and two in the ninth, making the final score U to 1 in their favor. Socorro thus won second mon ey, a purse of SSoo. ADDITIONAL LOCALS Of Last Week Mrs. K. P. Noble left Sunday morning for Chicago, where she will spend a month visiting rela tives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Terry and Lou Terry of Kelly were among the throng of visitors at the fair from up on the mountain. Kob't T. Collins, who recently recovered from a severe spell of sickness, is again confined in doors with congestive chills. J. A. LSeal represented the Al buquerque Citizen in Socorro during the county fair and did the work in a manner that was extremely gratifying to all con cerned. There is an apparently well founded rumor that A. Kiehne, Jr., is soon to be married to an attractive young lady of the vi cinity of Frisco. Hon. Dan"! H. McMillan of Las Cruces was in town Satur day and received the hearty greetings of man y of his Socor ro countv friends. Francis, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Ilauim. I of this city, who has In-en very sick for about a month, is (ultimately reported to be improving. W. K. Morley came in from his ranch in the Datils yesterday on his way to Albuquerque to visit his mother who is to go to Denver for special treatment of her eyes. Oreste IVragallo, a mine ex pert of exiiorience, offers his services in the line of land sur veying and location of mining claims. See his professional card in another column. Little Miss Alice Martin is en tertaining a company of a dozen girl friends this afternoon at her home with her uncle and aunt, Hon. and Mrs. W. K. Martin. There can be no question that the little folks are having the happiest sort of a time. H. K. Turnbaugh, father of Mrs. Lee Terry, arrived in So corro Monday from the southern part of the territory ami went on Wednesday accompanied by Ina, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Terry, to his home in Los Angeles. Mrs. Frank Sturgis, wife of the manager of the mechanical department of the Santa Fe New Mexican, was a guest of Mrs. W. D. Newcomb of this city during the fair. Mrs. Sturgis came west with her parents in 1S74. Her father built the third house in what is now the thriving lit tle city of Trinidad and later brought his family to Springer, where with his son Frank he was in the newspaper business. Mrs. Sturgis attended the first fair in Santa Fe, the first in Albuquer que in IMSO, and now has the distinction of having attended the first annual fair in Socorro. For delicious ice cream soda and cool drinks, go to Winkler's.