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SOCORRO. N EW MEXICO. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2.2. 1908 NO. 4 THE COMMITTEE MEETS Enthusiastically Flodge3 Repub licans of New Mexico to Sap port Candidacy of Taft. SILVER CITY' AND SANTA FE ARE Chosen a the Fiases for th Terri torial Convention Soon to Be Held. The republican territorial n tral committee met in A 1 i.i querque Tuesday. The roM .11 showed that Socorro count v was represented by II. O. Buru;u a tul W. E. Martin. MctnUr .l ti t executive committee w- ie pr-.ei.i as íotlows: W. II. 11. I. ew. Ilyn by proxy held by E. Van P..ttn., Eugino KonuTf, CharUs A Spiess, Max 1' rot by proxy hciu by K. L. Baca, Martin Lohman by proxy held by W. A. Fleming Jones, M. A. Oiero by proxy held by L. A. Hughes, David M. White by proxy held bv K. L. Baca, Abran Aljeyta, proxy held by J. E. Torres, T. S. llubbell, Harry F. Lee. Chairman II. U. Bursum called the committee to order; congrat ulated the members on the good attendance, and then told ot his recent trip to Washington with National Committeeman Solo mon Luna, Governor Curry and other good citizens of New Mex ico and ot the good results ac complished on that visit. "I am glad to say," he con tinued, "that we have every rea son to believe that New Mexico will be a state before another vear has rolled around. We have practically, the pledges of the leaders in both b. anches of con gress the House and the Senate and also of the president of the United States, who has stated that be will be only glad to fur ther the interests of New Mexico on every occasion , and at every opportunity to secure admission to the union. "In Washington and through out the east New Mexico now oc cupies a position of interest to the people such as she never had before. In the departments at Washington, the navy, the inte rior, justice, forestry, etc, the heads of those branches of the government expressed a lively interest in this territory and what she is doing and has done. They all expressed a desire to treat us fairly in all matters that might come under their control. The New Mexico delegation was treated upon every occasion in such a courteous manner that the members have every reason to feel grateful for the kindnesses shown them. "It is of the greatest import ance that we do all in our power between now and the next elec tion to promote harmony in our ranks and to secure success for our ticket at the polls; it is all important that we send to Con gress a Republican delegate that we elect a Republican legis lature and that we demonstrate that New Mexico is a Republican Territory, and, if admitted, will be a Republican state." Mr. Bursum was enthusiastic ally applauded as he finished speaking. TAFT ENDORSED FOR PRESIDENT. Hon. William II. Taft was en dorsed for president by the unan imous adoption of the following resolution: Whereas, It is essential to the future prosperity, growth and stability of the nation, that the great policies inaugurated by that incomparable leader, Theodore Roosevelt, and partly carried suc cessfully to fruition by him, be continued to their logical tri umph; Whereas, In Hon. William II. Taft of Ohio, secretary of war, the Republican party possesses a leader who is worthy of the con fident of the nation; whose ca reer on the bench as a statesman, and as an executive and adminis trator, justifies the promise that he will carry out the principles of the Republican party as em bodied in the policies of President Roosevelt; and whose wisdom and broad knowledge and experi ence stamp him as a leader of .men and whose nomination for the presidency would inscribe victory upon Republican banners and cause dismay to the enemies of the republic and the detractors of the Republican party; there fore le it Resolved, That the members of the central committee of the Republican party of the territory of New Mexico in session this 18th day of February, 1908. pledge themselves individually and collectively, to do all in their power to assist in the nomination by the Republican party for the president v, of Hon. William II. l .iit i-f Ohio, b-lieving that in su loing ilii voice the senti- 11. n;s ol the rank and file of the ,..ny in New Mexico, and that liny are conhient that this course i l. r the best interests of die 1 .t r I and of the people. Amendment by Mr. Bursum: We congratulate and extend our appreciation to Hon. W. H. An- revs, our delegate in Congress. or his excellent, untiring and line efforts in behalf of the wel fare of our territory. We thank the Hon. (ieorge Curry, our gov ernor, for his unselfish devotion and able administration in behalf of this territory. SILVER 'CITY AND SANTA FE. The question of the place for holding the convention for the election of delegates to the na tional convention was settled in lavor of Silver City and the date was fixed for March 21. Santa Fe won the convention for the nomination of delegate to con gress, but the fixing of the date was left for the executive com mittee to determine later. The Bernalillo county fusion organization asked to be recog nized as the regular republican organization of the county. The committee did not consider that it had the authority to extend that recognition, but adopted a set of hard and fast rules and regulations for the conduct of primaries under which it will be possible for county tactions to determiue which is in the ma jority. THE ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT Two Propositions Now Before the , City and It Remains to Make Choice. On Mr. Bursutn's return home the first of the week he said in regard to the proposed electric light plant for Socorro that Mr. Buddecke of Las Vegas with whom he had been negotiating for the installation of such a plant in the citv had just written him that he was ready to go ahead with the project. The matter had been delayed some time, as far as Mr. Buddecke was concerned, by a death in his fam ily making it necessary for him to go east for a stay of several weeks. The situation in regard to an electric plant for the city now is, then, that two proposi tions are submitted, and it re mains for the citizens of Socorro, or their representatives, to de termine which they consider best for them. Whichever proposi tion may be accepted, the proba bility remains exceedingly strong that an up to date electric light and power plant will be installed in the city in the very near future. AZTLAN CHAPTER ROSE CROIX Of Scottish Bite Free Masons Con stituted with over 100 Char ter Members. C. T. Brown, who is one of, the two Thirty-third Degree Scottish Rite Free Masons in New Mexi co, was in Santa Fe Monday evening in attendance at an. au spicious event in the history of Scottish Rite Free Masonry in the territory. This was the con stituting of Aztlan Chapter No. 1 of the Eighteenth,' or Rose Croix, Degree. Colonel Max Frost, 33, Honorary Inspector General and Deputy of the.Su- preme Council of the Kite for this jurisdiction, granted the nee essarv letters capitular. After the ceremonies accompanying the installation of the officers of the new chapter, a beautiful silver loving cup suitably incribed was presented to the chapter as a to ken of respect, esteem and broth erly feeling by the Scottish Rite Free Masons of the bodies of the Rite in El Paso, Texas. At the close of the ceremonies an. ele gant banquet was served in the banquet hall of the Masonic tem ple. ' NEW MEXICO WILL BE GRANTED STATEHOOD AT SHORT SESSION Hon. H. O. Bursum and Hon. Solomon Luna Say They Have Been Given Positive Assurance to that Effect by Administration Forces. "Statehood is assured from I this session of Congress and the j statehood bill will unquestionably ! paKs at the short session of that honorable body. You miv state that Governor Curry and the New Mexico delegation have positive ly secured the unreserved assist ance of President Roosevelt, Vice President Fairbanks, Secre tary Taft, Speaker Cannon. Sen ator Beveridge, Chairman Hamil ton of the House committee on territories, and that they s.iy the statehood bill " will go through without a hitch." This information, which will be read with pleasure all over New Mexico, was made public by National Committeeman Solomon Luna and Chairman II O. Bur sum, of the Republican Territo rial Central committee, members of the New Mexico delegation who returned home Saturday last, haying gone direct to Al buquerque I rom Washington. Both of these men, who have spent over a month in the na tional capital, are enthuMastic over the prospects of this terri tory for admission to the union at an early day and of the sup port that the territory has re ceived from the most influential men pf the country. Continuing, they said: 'There is no question that New Mexico 'will at last secure state hood. Sentiment in Congress is strong for statehood and both commitsees are favorable to our early admission. Arrangement have been made to send a joint committee ot the Senate and House to New Mexico during re cess to inquire fully into our fit ness, for statehood. We know, and the members of Congress generally know, that New Mex ico will more than 'make good on close inspection. We have noth ing to fear and everything to gain from a visit of such a com mittee and they will be given am- pie opportunity to see everything in New. Mexico. THE ELECTION INTERFERED. "This territory is receiving more friendly recognition than at any time in her history. Con gress has heard of the success of dry farming, the influx of thou sands of farmers, big watermel ons and eight foot corn, as well as a few other products too nu merous- to mention, which are bringing this territory to the front at a rapid pace. "The statehood bill would no doubt have been passed by Con gress at this time had it not been on the eve of a presidential elec tion. Nearly all legislation is being .deferred until after the election." , Governor' Curry and Delegate Andrews are doing magnificent work for New Mexico and they are entitled . to the gratitude of all the people Q this territory, regardless of party. . LAND SUIT COMPROMISED. "A bill has been introduced in Congress and favorably reported by the . committee, endorsed bv the secretary of the interior and the' department of justice, which will permanently and promptly settle all disputes and suits over timber lands in New Mexico. The bill is a measure of vital im portance. "The administration, realiz ing the importance, of a prompt settlement of- these questions in orcjet to protect business inter ests of New Mexico and with a view to equitably adjusting all questions of differences, and es pecially in view of the (act tint there were no frauds' in any of the transactions but simply tech nical violations, rendered valua ble aid add ' hearty co-operation through all its departments to the end that all differences might be. permanently and promptly settled. "Another matter of import ance taken up by the . governor, the delegate and the New Mexi cans was the forest reserves. Thev were fully discussed with the bureau of forestry and as a result the forester agreed to the imniedi.ite re-opening of over one million two hundred thou sand acres of land heretofore withdrawn. AN IMPORTANT Kl'I.INO. "The lorestry department had heretofore made a ruling that scrub cedar and pinon, where same could be marketed, should be considered commercial timber. This ruling has been set aside and no new reserves will le cre ated under that ruling. More over such as have already been created not containing commer cial pine timber or that are not particularly valuable as water sheds for the conservation of water supplies for irrigation pro jects will be promptly, restored to the public domain as before. Tne latter is of greatest impor tance to stockmen and settlers alike. WILL RATIFY BONDS. "The territorial institutional bond issue, authorized by the last legislature, has been favora bly acted upon by the committee and will undoubtedly be ratified by congress. "This bond issue is of great importance to New Mexico since it provides for the leading educa tional institutions large sums of money for improvement. The bond issue is as follows: Thirty thousand dollars for the Univer sity of Albuquerque; $20,000 for the Military Institute at Roswell; SlO.000 for the New-Mexico Nor mal University at Las Vegas; SI 0.000 for the New Mexico Nor mal school at Silver City; $15, 000 for the School of Mines at Socorro; $30.000 for the Agricul tural College at Las Cruces., and $10.000 for the Miners' Hospital at Raton, a total of $125,000. "There is no chance for the Burkett lease law bill, which which would lease the public range to pass this Congress. The bill is safely in the hands of the great champion of the west, Mr Mondell, chairman of the lands committee, who understands con ditions in the west and southwest better than any man in Con gress. MG MEN TO COME. "Shortly before we left Wash ington Vice President Fairbanks stated that he would attend the Irrigation Congress. With him will come Secretary of the Inte rior Garfield, Chief Forester Pin chot. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, Chief of the Reclama tion Service Newall, Senator El kins and some half a dozen oth ers, prominent in the national councils. The department of state. will have a delegation here to entertain all foreign represen tatives at the cost of the depart ment. TA1T 13 AHEAD. "National politics are getting down to an earnest campaign in the east. Taft appears to have the lead over all Republican can didates and it looks as though he were steadily gaining strength. Among the Democrats it appears that Bryan is the only available man for the nomination. One hears little else but presidential talk in the capítol these days and the odds of conversation are strongly in favor of Taft, who will likely be the Republican can didate under the Roosevelt ban ner. "The reception accorded us by the President was hearty and without reserve. He asked us to convey his greetings to the people of New Mexico and to say that he would lend all the assist ance in his ower to secure state hood for New Mexico before the end of the present Congress." CUPS FOR THE EXPOSITION Stand Fourteen Inches High and Will Be Given for Best Exhib its of Products Arthur Everett, the well known Albuquerque jeweler, has donated to the board of control of the National Irrigation Con gress two beautiful silver cups, standing fourteen inches high and eight inches wide, to be awarded as trophies for the best exhibits of cereals and fruits from any one county at the Irri gation Congress and Industrial Exposition. These prizes will be designat ed as "The Everett Trophies." They are extremely handsome and worth doing some hard work to win. They are simple and graceful in outline with beauti fully chased handles. An ar tistic inscription giving the donor's name and the name of the winner remains to be engrav ed on each cup, as well as the Irrigation Congress medal. The winning counties will be well re paid for the efforts of the farm ers and fruit growers to capture' these splendid trophies. Prizes are being offered thick and fast now and hardly a day passes but the secretary is in re ceipt of a letter asking for infor mation about trophies and mak ing offers similar to the forego ing. THIS NOT A FISH STORY But One of the Most Remarkable Deer stories That Anybody Ever Heard. Mogollón, N. M., Feb. 10. Editor Chieftain: Such a remarkable thing hap pened here this afternoon that we feel bound to tell about it. This is no fish story, but a dear, truthful deer story. About four o'clock, two dogs belonging to a Mexican citizen ' came into town leading and driving a four prong buck. One dog led the deer by the ear and the other drove be hind by biting the deer on the legs and hams. The dogs got the deer well into town, and were evidently going to take him to their master's house, but some men took the deer and de livered him at the right house, the dogs following along ready to recapture their prisoner should he attempt to escape. The dogs had brought the deer two or three miles. They evidently un derstand how to work together. This camp is quiet but always good. Very truly, C. II. K. SOCORRO COUNTY FINANCES County Treasurer Torres' Report to Traveling Auditor Safiord Shows Gratifying' Condition. Traveling Auditor Charles V. SafTord has just finished compil ing a tabulated statement show ing the receipts and disburse ments of the several counties of New Mexico for the year ending December 31, 1"07. According to it the total receipts from taxes and other sources were $2.057, 683.83 and the total disburse ments $1,31,453.23. The figures of this summary are tak en from the annual reports of the various county treasuries for the calendar vear l'K)7. The re lort of county Treasurer Jose E. Torres shows that the total re ceipts for Socorro county were $2,f77.i7 and the total disburse ments $80,2.0i.. Titsworth-Lane Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Hilton in this city Geo. A. Titsworth of Capitán and Mrs. Gussie I. Lane of Sparrows Point. Maryland, were united in marriage, Rev. M. Matthieson officiating. The bride had been a guest of Mrs. Hilton' for about three months and was quite well and very fa vorably known in the city. The groom is a prosperous merchant of Capitán, a member of the firm of Welch & Titsworth. Mr. and Mrs, Titsworth left on Wednes day night's train to spend some time in southern California before returning to their home in Capi tán. Oats, oats, oats for Bale at Geo. E. Cook's livery stable. A BREAK FOR LIBERTY Made by Two Prisoners in the County Jail Caused Excite ment in Socorro Sunday. OVERPOWER THE JAIL GUARD And Make Their Escape but An Quickly Recaptured and Re turned for Safe Keeping. There was a thrilling half hour in the Socorro county jail and vicinity Sunday afternoon beginning at about five o'clock.. When the jail guard, Lorenzo M. Vigil, accompanied by -oung Patricio Otero, entered the jail to give the prisoners their even ing meal, they were suddenly set upon by two prisoners. Ben Rob erts and Procorro Elias. The guard was overHwered and his pistol taken from him by Rob erts, who then compelled him to open the jail door. In a scuffle between young Otero and the other prisoner the former was prettv severely slashed on the face and one shoulder with a knife in the hands of his assail ant. The prisoners immediately left the jail and started south. The guard and his companion at once raised an alarm. Young Juan Jose Baca happening to be near set out in pursuit of the fugitives and overtook them at the arroyo. He put a murder ous looking knife very close to a soft part of the anatomy of one of the prisoners and told him that any hostile demonstration on his part would result in a ser ious stomach disorder, or words to that effect. While this brief monologue was in progress, the other prisoner, Roberts, stood by with the guard's pistol pointed at Baca and trying to work the combination but luckily not knowing how. Miguel Torres now appeared upon the scene and he and Baca took the pris oner Elias in charge. Roberts took to his heels. Seeing the house of Attorney John E. Grif fith, and possibly thinking that he was in urgent need of the services of an attorney, he burst into the house without the usual formality of ringing the door bell and crawled under a couch in the dining room. He was quickly followed by Ex-Sheriff Misáis Baca, who was in the act of abstracting prisoner and gun from under the couch when Mr. Griffith roused himself from his Sunday afternoon nap and ap peared before his uninvited guests with an expression of wonder if he had been sleeping on his rights to the extent of al lowing others to acquire posses session of his domicile. Matters were soon explained, however, and the prisoners were marched off to jail considerably sadder and wiser for their half hour's diversion. The charge against Roberts is that of stealing horses. Elias was mixed up in a stabbing af fray down at Carthage some time ago, the results being dis astrous to his two antagonists. There is very little doubt now that the pair will be brought before the court to make answer to the charges preferred against them. There is more Catarrh in this section of the country than all other diseases put together, and until the last few years was sup posed to be incurable. For a great many years doctors pro nounced it a locaj. disease and prescribed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced it in curable. Science has proven ca tarrh to be a constitutional dis ease and therefore requires con stitutional treatment. Hall's Ca tarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the market. It is taken inter nally in doses from 10 drops to a te'aspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They oiler one hun dred dollars for any case it fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. Address: F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, Ohio. Sold bv Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.