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' VOL. 26
NO. 5
Tuesday Morning, February 25,
First Time in Months, and
Transacts Much Business.
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.
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 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
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
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
on Mr.
the cost
of advertising.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
All Stockmen Are Cordially Invited
to Meet Together on "As30
ciation Day."
Both Buyers
There and
and Sellers Will Be
Arrange Schedule of
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.
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
Formal Call for Convention to Elect
Delegate to the Republican
National Convention.
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
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.
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
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
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
C. V. Safford, Secretary.
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
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
John W. Stephenson is super
intendent for the Germany com
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.
And Faculty of the New Mexico
School of Mines on Wednes
day Evenining.
Of South African Fame Was a Treat
Such As Is Seldom
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
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
Address: F. J. Ciiknky & Co..
Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for

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