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rtrl ' VOL. 26 SOCORRO. NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 29. 1908 NO. 5 CITY COUNCIL MEETS Tuesday Morning, February 25, First Time in Months, and Transacts Much Business. CALLS FOR CITY ELECTION To Elect Mayor, Clerk, Treaeurer, Councilman, Member of School Board from Each Ward. The city council met Tuesdav morning: in the office of C. T. Drown. There were present Mayor II. O. Bursum and C.n i cilmen Henry Dreyfus, A O Torres. Jose E. Torres. Ai-r.in Abeyta, and E'ias E.Bic.i The absent were council men C. T Brown, Florentino Gallegos, and Andres Lucero. CITY ELECTION. The mayor and clerk were au thorized and instructed to pro claim a city election in accord ance with the provisions of law. The election proclamation will be found in another column of this issue of the Chieftain. APPROPRIATIONS. Appropriations for salaries for the ensuing fiscal Year were as follows: For city clerk, $50; for city marshal, $15 a month out of current expense fund and $50 a year out of the water rent fund; for water master, $30 a month and 10 per cent on collections made by him and turned into the city treasury; for city election, $50, and $2 each for payment of judges and clerks of such elec tion, this last appropriation to be paid out of the current expense fund. A bill amounting: to $35.16 for assessor's commission was allow ed and ordered paid to Assessor A. B. Baca. Oresto Peragallo presented a bill for $25 for surveying Mt. Carmel avenue. For the pay ment of this bill Mavor Bursum contributed $10, Councilman J. E. Torres $10, and Assessor A. B. Baca $0. The mayor and clerk were authorized and instructed to is sue warrants in payment of the salaries of city officials to date The appointment of W. D Newcomb as city clerk was con firmed. J. K. Vigil presented an or dinance for the consideration and action of the council. The or dinance was designed to protect Mr. Vigil as licensed bill poster and was suggested by the bill posters' union of the States. It was enacted Vigil's agreeing to pay United on Mr. the cost of advertising. WATER RENT FROM SANTA FE CO Mayor Bursum informed the council that it had been decided some time before that the Santa Fe railroad company did not pay the city sufficient water rent to compensate for the amount of water the company used. He had afterwards made an agree ment with the railroad company by which the company was to pay nine cents a thousand gal Ions measured by a water meter. The results show that since that agreement was put into opera Hon the city has been receiving about $48 dollars a month in place of the $33 a month receiv ed before. The mayor and clerk were authorized to enter into a written contract with the rail road company to furnish to the company water substantially in accordance with the terms of the agreement now in operation, the contract to contain a provision, however, whereby it; may be can celed by either party on thirty days notice. FOR DEED TO CITY LAND. In the matter of the applica tion of Mrs. Harris for a deed to city land in the Highland addi tion, the applicant claimed 640 acres by reason of transfers and deeds made by one P. A. Simp son and others. Mayor Bursum said that he did not think that the council would be willing to recognize applicant's claim to so large an amount of land, such claim being based on transfers from Simpson, but that he did believe that Mrs. Harris was en titled to some rights in land by virtue of her occupation of it for about 25 years. Mr. Bursum further said that Simpson and associates from time to time sold about all the land between the top of the Magdalenas and the Oscuras and that if the city rec ognized the transfers it would not have an inch of ground left. Under the laws of congress a bona fide occupant of land for 20 years might obtain title to not exceeding 160 acres. The mayor therefore suggested that Mr. Harris' application be lim ited to 160 acres. On motion, Councilmen A. C. Torres, Elias K- U.iv a, and Abran Abeyta were rt)Miinici a committee to nmMi.aic ail matters pertain in io Mrs. Harris' application ml rcCoiniiuiid to the council mil .iciio.i a they thought just and proper in the premises. Tins committee was to act in conjunction with the mayor and the clerk. FOR ARTESIAN WATER. The mayor informed the coun cil nial non-resickni parlies now in the .city wished to obtain an option for a limited time on some land in the southern part of the city for the purpose of drilling for artesian water and that he had told the parties that he thought the council would be willing to ra nt such an option at the rate of $5 an acre, provid ed the parties would show their good faith by bringing their machinery to the ground. The council concurred and authorized the mayor to conduct such nego tiations as he might think pro per and report to the council. EXPENSES FOR IMPROVEMENTS. Mayor Bursum advised the council that since October 24, 1907, the sum of $1,300 had been transferred from the water lund to the interest fund and applied on interest; also that the sum of $696.77 had been expended in building the cement bridges on Manzanares avenue near the depot and in front of Loe wenstein Bros . store, and $48.63 for lum ber for the repairing of bridges. This money had been paid out of various funds as follows: Water fund, $606.96; general fund, $35.94; road tax fund, sur plus carried over irom last year, $102.50. Mayor Bursum advised the council, further, that $275 had been paid out of the water fund and $100 out of the general fund for building a wheel at the Zimmerly mill, under an agree ment that the Abeyta mill, which was an obstruction to the fiow of the city water, should no longer be used for milling purposes. The expenditure of the above sums of money for the purposes named was ratified and approved by the council in due form. The mayor asked Councilman A. C. 'lorres to suggest the names such democrats as would be proper for judges of registra tion and election. Adjournment. FAMOUS MINE SUIT SETTLED Supreme Court of United States Affirms Territorial Court's Decis ion in Compromise Case. The famous Compromise mine suit oirce tried in Socorro has finally been decided by the su preme court of the United States, the decision affirming the decision of the territorial su preme court in favor of the plaintiffs, Dye " and Childers Says a Tuesday's dispatch from Washington: The United states supreme court yesterday rendered a de cisión affirming the ruling of the New Mexico supreme court in fa vor Of the plaintiffs in the case of Dye and Childers versus Crary et al. The case involves the sale of the valuable Compromise mining property in the White Oaks district of Lincoln county, that has been in the courts for a long time. W. B Childers was attorney for the plaintiffs and II. B. Fergusson for the defendants. The prop erty was sold as the result of an attachment suit and the. plain tiffs contended that the. attach ment was null and void, the court annulling the sale. W. B Childers was deeded a one-hal interest in the property." Base Ball Season Opens. The Mcintosh Browns and the Barelas Grays will open the base ball season at Traction park in Albuquerque tomorrow In five games of preliminary skir mishing this spring the Grays have been the victors three times ASSOCIATION MEETING I All Stockmen Are Cordially Invited to Meet Together on "As30 ciation Day." IN MAGDALENA ON MARCH 25 Both Buyers There and and Sellers Will Be Arrange Schedule of Price. Notice is hereby given, and the attention of every stock owner in New Mexico respectful ly called to the fact, that the seventh regular annual conven tion of the Cattle and Horse Pro tective Association of Central New Mexico will le held at Mag dalena, New Mexico, on Wednes day, March 25, l'JOS. All stockmen are cordially in vited to meet with us' on the date, which will le known as "Association Day," and exchange greetings and ideas for the sea son. It is intended to have all pros IK'ctive cattle and horse buvers present, to give Iwth parties the rare opportunity of buying or selling where one can m;et the best Kissible advantage. Cattle men, at present, are undecided as to Uie prices steers will command this season; this is one of the reasons which make this the most important meeting of the year, and every wideawake stockman should take advantage of this opportunity, which comes only once a year, to help his fel low stockmen in dt-tertnining pon prices that will lie right. both to purchaser and vender. It is safe to say that all the representative cattle and horse men in the southwest, and many from Kansas and Colorado and other sections, will lie in attend ance. With the certainty of a record breaking season establish ed, it only looks reasonable that we, who are most benefited, hould have a kind of jollifica tion meeting and figure what our profits will be. Beyond question we can all stand the nominal ex pense attached to the trip, for one day, if for no other reason than helping establish set prices for the season, as it is safe to say that the association stuff will be among the very first to sell, and others will not be likely to ask either more or less than we get. Should you remain away, and miss the opportunity of do- ng a good stroke of business of some kind you will kick your self' for the rest of the year. The citizens, of Magdalena have promised to take the best care of their guests, and we are certain that they will make this promise good. We hope to meet you, one and all, on "Association Day and guarantee to extend the hand of good fellowship to all alike. Yours lor success, The Executive Committee. MR. MARTIN IN WASHINGTON Our District Clerk Oets Busy Among the Solons in the Capital City. That Hon. W. E. Martin has taken his characteristic activity with him down to Washington is shown by the following press dispatch from there this week "W. E. Martin of Socorro, clerk of the third judicial district court, arrived here yesterday Mr. Martin found many friends on the floor of the senate and house of representatives and also at the departments. He was cordially received by Secre tary Garfield, Assistant Attor ney General I'urdy, First Assist ant Postmaster General Hitch cock and Secretary Loeb. He also had an interview with Chair man New of the republican na tional committee. "He has been invited to make an address at the National Ivlu cational Association and has in vited that body to meet in Albu querque next year." Dr. and Mrs. Francis R. Has com of Salt Lake City, Utah spent bunday in the city as guests in the home of Docto Bascom's sister, Mrs. John W. Terry. The visitors were on their way to the island of Cuba by way of Mexico City and Vera Cruz. DELEGATE CONVENTION Formal Call for Convention to Elect Delegate to the Republican National Convention. AT SILVER CITY MARCH 21 Bulos for Regulation of Precinct Primaries ne Adopted by Repub lican Central Committee. A convention of the-Republicans of New Mexico is hereby called to take place and to be held at Silver Citv at 2 o'clock p. in., on the 21st day of March, A. Ü. DOS; which convention is called for the purpose of select ing six delegates and six alter nates to represent the Territory ol New Mexico at a national Re publican convention, to be held at the City of Chicago, on June 16th. This, which convention at Chicago has been called to be held for the purpose of nominat ing a candidate for president and vice-president of the United States for the Republican party. The various counties are en titled to representation at said convention to be held at Silver City, on the basis of one delegate for each one hundred and fifty votes or fraction over seventv-five votes cast for the Republican candidate for delegate to Con gress at the last election held November, l'MMi. This is as fol lows: Bernalillo, 14; Chaves, 3; Col fax, 14; D.Mi.i Ana, 7; Eddy, 2; Grant, ñ; Guadalue, 4; Lincoln, 4; Luna, 1; McKinlev. 2; Mora, 7; Oiero, 4; (Juay, 2; Rio Arriba, 9; Roosevelt, 2; Sandoval, ; San Juan, 3; San Miguel, 13; Santa Fe, 9; Sierra, 3; Socorro, 11; Taos, 8; Torre nee, 4; Union, 5; Valencia, 11. A meeting of the members of le Territorial Republican Cen- ral Committee is also hereby ailed to meet at Silver City up on the 21st day of March, A. D. 908, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the t)iirnoe of considering any con tests that might be presented before said committee. The following rules for the government and regulation of precinct primaries have been dopted by the Territorial Re publican committee for the var ious counties in the Territory 1. The county committes shall fix the time and place of holding he primary meetings in each precinct and give-six days' notice hereof by publication in some newspaper of general circulation published in the county and by posting such notices by hand bills n six different conspicuous places n each precinct. The precinct chairman shall call the meetings to order and preside until the the chairman of the meeting shall be elected. 2. The time fixed in all pre cincts in the county outside ol incorporated cities, towns and villages, shall be at 10 o clock a. m. and the said meetings shall be kept open a sufficient time for the orderly conduct of the busi ness before same. 3. The place of each meeting shall be definitely located and shall be accessible to the voters of the precinct 4. At or before the time when the chairman of any meeting shall call the same to order each faction in the precinct, if there be any, shall elect a leader to act for it upon the lloor 5. Each leader so ulected shall name one teller and one challen ger. 6. The votes shall be taken by ballot, andthe ballot deposit ed in a box or other proper re ceptacle and shall be preserved and returned with a certificate of such election signed by the chair man and secretary 7. If any vote shall be chai lenged by either one of the challengers the voter, whose vote is challenged, shall be required to make a declaration in sub stance and effect as follows "I. the undersigned, do hereby declare that I am a legally quali fied voter-of this precinct and a member of the Republican party in the territory of New Mexico, and a supporter of its principles. and I do here pledge myself to sunoort in good faith at the en- ' i i: suinireiection tne Keouuucaii can- idate forde ecate to Congress and the nominees of the Republican party on the county ticket and vote for such candidates. (Signed) 8. Blanks for such declara tions shall be caused to be printed and distributed in each precinct by the county committee and furnished at each precinct meet ing for use by the voters. 9. Vhen such declarations have been made the vote of the person challenged shall be re ceived and counted. All un challenged votes shall be received without making such declara tion. 10. Said declaration, when so made, shall be returned by the chairman and secretary of the meeting, together with the bal lots, to the secretary of the coun ty committee, and shall be pre served by him until after the territorial and county conven tions have been held for the use of said conventions, and bv the county committee, for any con test that may arise over the elec tion of any delegate and shall be permanently preserved. 11. The tellers shall count the votes and certify the results in writing to the chairman of the meeting, and the delegates re ceiving the Highest numoer oi votes shall be declared elected by the chairman and shall be recog nized by any county convention as the delegates duly elected to the convention. 12. The count of the votes shall be made in the usual way by tallying on a sheet of paper, and the result, when summed up, shall be signed by the tellers. Such tally sheets shall be re turned together with the ballots and all other papers together re quired to be returned. 13. A certihcate of election shall be made out in accordance with such tally sheet, and the count thereon, and signed by the chairman and secretary of the meeting. 13. In cities and towns and villages which are incorporated the committee shall fix the time for holding the meetings from I p. m. to, 7 p. m., or from 5 p. m. to 9 p. ra., and in such cases the meeting shall be kept open for any person claiming the right to vote at any time during said hours. The hours herein pro vided may be extended, but they shall not be lessened. II. O. Bursum, Chairman . Republican Central Committee. Attest: C. V. Safford, Secretary. GERMANY MINING COMPANY Distribution Sheets Show That Operations at the Mine Are Well Managed. .The Germany Mining Cotnpa nv. lor wnicn u. i. mown is general manager, is crowding de velopment in the Germany and Alhambra tunnels on its proper ty in the Magdalena district in accordance with plans for the development of the property adopted about a year ago. The company has done 47 feet of work in the two tunnels during the months of October, November, December, and. Janu ary. The average cost per foot, including rock-breaking, muck ing, explosives, blacksmithing. superintendence, and general ex pense; and rail and steel for Oc tober (rail and steel for the oast three months being -charged to equipment) being $6.01 per foot The Germany tunnel was driv en 111 leet in trie montn oi Jan uary by two shifts, which is probably the greatest number of feet ever driven bv two shifts in one month in the Magdalena dis trict. The distribution sheets of the company show the cost of each item of expense connected with the work, distributed as follows Rock-breaking, mucking, explos ives and candles (including pow der. fuse and caps) blacksmith ing and coal, superintendence. and general expense. The low average cost per foot for the past four months shows that the oper ations at the mine are well man aged. John W. Stephenson is super intendent for the Germany com pany. Mrs. James Barton of Toronto, Ontario, arrived in the city this I : .i :.. . in t U a iiiornuiK '" c home ol her daughter, Mrs. re. A. Avery. ADDRESS TO STUDENTS And Faculty of the New Mexico School of Mines on Wednes day Evenining. . BY MR. MARTIN B. ZERENER Of South African Fame Was a Treat Such As Is Seldom Enjoyed. The faculty and students of the New Mexico School of Mines were favored Wednesday evening with a rare treat in an informal lecture by Martin B. Zerener, one of the foremost mining engineers of the day. The lecture was given on the invitation of C. T. Brown in his oflice. The fact that Mr. Zerener is one of the world's foremost min ing engineers would imply that he has had a very wide ex perience in the line of his pro fession. One of the most notable of all his experiences was in the Johannesburg gold district of South Africa during the Boer war. Here Mr. Zerener was con fiscated by the Boers and set to work to restore several large stamp mills that the English had partially wrecked. He was so successful in the undertaking that a half dozen of the mills were put into operation and their output of gold had the effect of making it possible for the Boers to prolong the war several months. Mr. Zerener has re cently made several mining ex cursions into Mexico, he and Mr. Brown being associates on some of these excursions. He came to Socorro to go with Mr. Brown to visit and examine the Magdalena district. From here he went to the copper camps ot Arizona and from there will continue his tour of inspection of all the great mining camps of the United States. In his lecture to the faculty and students of the School of Mines, Mr. Zerener spoke of gold mining in the Johannesburg dis trict. He took up the events connected with the discovery of gold in that now famous region in 1886, then gave a remarkably clear description of the geology of the region, and then passed to the subject of ore occurrence. Of the three theories advanced in regard to the method of the dep osition of gold ore in this dis trict, the speaker advocated that advanced by the eminent engi neer, John Hays Hammond. The mining of the ore was the next topic taken up and presented in a most interesting and instructive manner. The milling of the ore was described as presenting even more difficulties than its mining, and Mr. Zerener's description of the means employed to reduce the loss of gold to the smallest possible per cent was intensely interesting and must have been an inspiration to the young men present who were looking for ward to like experiences, lhe lecture closed with a few general remarks on the subject of mining. These, like the rest of the lec ture, commanded close attention, and Mr. Zerener was given evi dence of the appreciation in which his lecture was held by a generous round of applause. 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, tor a great many years doctors pro nounced it a local 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 byK J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the market. It ts taken inter nally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer one hun dred dollars for any case it fails to cure. Send for circulars and testimonials. Address: F. J. Ciiknky & Co.. Toledo, Ohio. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.