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SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, MARCH 21 . 1908 NO. 8 ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION TdRRITORY Of NKW MEXICO. Office of the Secretary. CERTIFICATE OP COMPARISON. I I, Nathan Jaffa. Secretary of j the Territory of New Mexico, do hereby certify that there was j filed for record in this office at two o'clock p. ra., on the four teenth day of March, A. D. I'm, Articles of Incorporation op Thr Socorro Electric Company. CNo. 5363.); and also, that I have comp.tr.-il the following copy of the s.un , with the original thereof n.w on file, and declare it to b .1 or rect transcript therefrom .md if the whole thereof. Given under my han I an 1 I lie Great Seal of the Territory New Mexico, at the City of S.m ta Fe, the Capital, on this four teenth day of March, A. D. PH)S. (Seal) Nathan Jaffa, Secretary of New Mexico. Articles of Incorporation of The Socorro Electric Company. We, The undersigned, itizens of the United States, being de sirous of forming a corporation, under the laws of the Territory of New Mexico, do make, sign and acknowledge the following articles and certificate of incor noration. to-wit: 1 irst, The ame ol said cor poration is The Socorro ' Electric Company. ' Second, TLe principal or regis tered office of said company in the Territory of New Mexico is in the City of Socorro, in the County of Socorro, in the Terry Block, on west side of Plaza, un numbered, and the name of the agent in : charge thereof, and upon whom process against the corporation may be served, is James G. Fitch. Third," The objects for which said corporation is formed are: to construct, acquire, maintain, operate and use plants, machin ery, pole lines and all other ap pliances for the production, transmission, use and sale of electric light and power for any and all purposes, and such other kinds of power as may be deem ed advisable; to acquire franchis es from counties and municipal corporations for the right to use streets, roads, highways and other public lands in the con struction, ' maintenance, and operation of lines for the trans mission of electric and other Kwer; to supply, furnish and sell such light and power to counties, municipal corporations, private corporations and individ uals both within said counties and municipal corporations, and elsewhere, for any and all pur poses for which said power can be used; to acquire by purchase, condemnation proceedings, or otherwise, rights of way for electric and other lines neces for the transmission or use of said power; to manufacture, buy, sell and deal in electric supplies, materials and appliances of all kinds, also such other articles, supplies, commodities and mer chandise, and to engage in such other lines of business, as, in the opinion of its Board of Directors, can be advantageously undertak en in connection with or in ad dition to the business herein specifically mentioned; to ac quire, use, buy and sell patents and patent rights; to subscribe for, take, pay. for, hold, use and dispose of stocks or bonds of other corporations formed for the purpose of conducting, maintain ing and operating public works; to acquire, purchase and dispose of any and all real and personal property deemed necessary or advantageous in carrying on its business, or in the promotion of any enterprise in which it may engage; to do and perform every act or thing that may be deem ed necessary or advisable by its board of directors in the conduct of such business or enterprises, not herein prohibited and not in consistent with the laws of the Territory of New Mexico. Fourth, The amount of the total authorized capital stock o said corporation is thirty thou sand dollars ($30,000.00) divided into one hundred (100) shares of preferred, and two hundred (200) shares of common stock of the par value of one hundred dollars ($100.00; per share. The amount of the capital stock with which said corpora tion shall commence business is twenty-five (25) shares of prefer red stock of the par value of two thousand five hundred dollars ($25,00.00). Fifth, The names of the under signed incorporators, and the number of shares subscribed by each, are as follows: Emtnett A. Drake, who has subscribed for ten shares. Morris Loewenstein, who has subscribed for five shares. Aniceto C. Abeytia, who has subscribed for five shares. James G. Fitch, who has sub-scriU-d for five shares. The postoffice address of each of the undersigned incorporators is Socorro, New Mexico. Sixth, The term of existence of sai. I corporation shall be fifty years from and after the date of the filing of these articles in the office of the Secretary of the Territory of New Mexico. Seventh, The number of direc tors shall be five; but the stock holders may, after the first three months of the existence of said corporation, by proper by-laws change or alter said number. The names of the directors who shall manage the business of said corporation for the period of the first three months of its ex istence are, Emmett A. Drake, Morris Loewenstein, Aniceto C Abeytia, James G. Fitch and L. E. Woods. The board of directors shall have the power to make and al ter such by-laws as are not in consistent with the powers here- n conferred upon them, or of the other provisions of these articles; but any bv-laws made by the di rectors under the power so con- 'rred may be altered or repeal d by the stockholders. The board of directors shall not have the power to issue any bonds, nor to mortgage or other wise incumber, or to incur any indebtedness which will be a lien, upon the property, or franchises of the corporation without the consent of two-thirds in interest of each class of stockholders present in person or by proxV at a meeting duly called for that purpose. Said board of directors shall not have the power to sell or dis pose of any franchise or to sell. dismantle or otherwise dispose of any power plant or lines for the transmission of power with out the consent of two-thirds in interest ot each class of stock holders present in person or by proxy at a meeting duly called for that purpose. But this pro vision shall not be so construed as to prevent sam ooaru 01 di rectors from selling or disposing of any worn out or discarded machinery, appliances or mater ial with a view to installing new or better machinery, appliances or material, nor from changing or altering lines for the trans mission of power in such manner as they deem expedient. Eighth, The preferred stock of said corporation shall be fully paid up in actual cash, and the holders thereof shall be entitled to receive, and the corporation shall be bound to pay thereon preferred, cumulative dividends at the rate of eight per cent per annum out of the net profits of the business of said -corporation; that is to say, if the net profits for any one or more years are not sufficient to pav dividend or dividends on said preferred stock at the rate of eight per cent per annum, then the dividends for such year or years, or such part thereof as may remain unpaid, shall be paid out of the net profits of the next succeeding year or years, in which said net profits are sufficient to pay the same together with the dividends of said succeeding year or years before the holders of the com' mon stock snail be entitled to any dividend whatever. And after the payment of a dividend or dividends amounting to eight per cent per annum to the hold ers of said common stock, then the holders of said preferred stock snail be entitled to a further dividend in participation with the holders of said common stock to the amount of two per cent per annum. In case of the dissolution or winding up of the affairs of the said corporation, whether voluntary or otherwise. the preferred stockholders shall Continued to page 4, ASSOCIATION MEETING I All Stockmen Are Cordially Invited ' to Meet logether on A8S0- ciation Day." IN MAGDALENA ON MARCH 25 Both Buyers and Sellers Will Be There and Arrange Schedule of Pricee. 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 be held at Mag dalena, New Mexico, on Wednes day, March 25, l'K)8. All siockmen are cordially in vited to meet with us on the date, which will be known as "Association Day," and exchange greetings and ideas for the sea son. It is intended to have all pros pective cattle and horse buyers present, to give both parties the rare opportunity of buying or selling where one can meet the best possible advantage. Cattle men, at present, are undecided as to the 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 onlv once a year, to help his fel low stockmen in determining upon prices that will be 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 be in attend ance. With the certainty of a record breaking season establish- ed, it only looks reasonable that we, who are most benefited, should 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 tue association stun win 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 iff a good stroke of business of some kind you will "kick your sell" 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 han. I of good fellowship to all alike. Yours for success, Thb Executive Committkk. SERGEANT LEWIS PROMOTED And Leandro Baca Appointed to the Mounted Police Force for the Next Tear. Lieutenant "Bob" Lewis is sub ject to the congratulations of his friends, as is shown by the fol lowing from Thursday's issue of the Santa Fe New Mexican. "Governor Curry today made public several changes .in the rank and personnel of the New Mexico company of mounted police which will become effective April 1. Captain 1' red 1-ornolT is retained as the commanding officer of the ranger force. Ser geant Robert W, Lewis of Socor ro has been premoted to the rank of lieutenant as successor to Lieu tenant John W.Collier who has resigned, and William E. Dudley of Almagordo is advanced from the rank of private to that of sergeant. Leandro Baca of Socor ro has been appointed as a pri vate for the ensuing year and L. F. Avent of Capitán, Julius Meyers of Estancia, Fred Hig gins ot Kosweii ana J. is. Kusk of Chama have been reappointed as privates. Miss Lela Howell of Dardan elle, Arkansas, is a guest in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Phoebe Howell, at the latter'a home on California street. REPUBLICANS CONVENE Elect Delegates to Territorial Con- vention lor Llection of Delegates to National Convention. FAVOR TAFT FOR PRESIDENT Endorse Delegate Andrews, Governor Curry, Judge Parker, District Clerk Kartin and County Officials. If a harmonious party conven tion is any index to what the enemies of that party are to ex pect, Socorro county democrats are marked for another good drubbing next fall- The repub lican convention held in this city Monday afternoon for the elec tion of delegates to the Silver City convention was as harmon ious us any ever ht-Id here or any where else. The convention was called to order at two o'clock only to ad journ until four o'clock out of re spect to the memory of Dr. Chas. F. Blackington, a once prominent Socorro county republican, over whose remains funeral services were conducted at the former hour. At four o'clock the convention was called to order by Chairman Jose E. Torres of the county committee. Temporary organi zation was effected by the elec tion of Leandro Caca president, Geo. W. King secretary, and iijuiingo A. Ortega interpreter. The rod call showed forty dele gates present in person or by proxy. The chair appointed commit tees as lullows: On resolutions - 11. U. Lur.sum, Pablo Trujillo, Aniceto C. Abeytia, G. E. San chez, Marcelino Alderete; on permanent organization and order of business J. E. Torres, .Domingo Haca, Elias E. Baca, Henry Dreyfus, Eduardo Jara- millo; on credentials Alejo Gurule, Isabel Padilla, Henry Dreyfus, J. N. Wilcox, David Baca. After a short recess the report of the committee on credentials was received and adopted and in accordance with the recommen datioti of the committee on or ganization and order of business permanent organization was ef fected by the election of perma nent officers as follows: Presi dent. Pablo Trujillo; Secretary, E. II. Sweet; Interpreter, Do mingo A. Ortega, The report of the committee on resolutions was read and adopted as follows. KKSOLUTIONS. Kesolved, 1 hat we renew our allegiance and confidence in Re publican principles as expressed in the Republican national plat form and as administered by Preident Roosevelt, as conduc ive to the best interests and wel- far of the nation'- Resolved, lurtlier, that we recognize in Secretary of War William II. Ta ft the logical suc cessor to carry to completion the Hlicies solably promulgated by President Roosevelt, and there fore instruct the delegates from Socorro county to vote and use everv legitimate effort at the Silver City convention to elect delegation to the Republican National convention instructed to favor the candidacy able William II. Taft dent; Resolved, further, most heartily endorse of Honor for presi That we and con gratúlate the Honorable William 11. Andrews lor his magnificent and able efforts in behalf of the welfare of New Mexico as dele gate to congress' and especially commend his valuable services in behalf of statehood, which we confidently predict he will se cure before the end of his pre' ent term; Kesolved, further, lhat we extend our highest appreciation for the unselfish and untiring ef forts of our governor, Honorable George Curry, in behalf of the welfare of the people and espec í ally commend his able adminis tration and policies as conserva' ! live and conducive to good gov j rrnment am, through admin istration the territory has achiev ed a higher plane of recogmtio at home and throughout the na tion; Kesolved. further. That we Continued to pane 4. DR. BLACKINGTON DEAD His Earthly Career Closed Sunday Morning, March 15, after a Very Short Illness. SURVIVED WIFE TWO WEEKS Came to Socorro County in 1876. Practiced His Profession. Was Prominent in Politics. Surprise and sorrow were caused in Socorro last Sunday morning by the announcement that Dr. Charles F. Dlackington had sud denly passed away at his home in the city. While Doctor Black ington had bad several spells of udden illness that came very near resulting in death and while it was known that be was afflict ed with a weakness of the heart hat might take him away at any time almost without warning, still so sudden a taking oil can never fail to create exactly the impression that Doctor Blacking ton's did in Socorro. The im pression was greatly deepened, too, by the fact that Mrs. Black- ngton had been called to her final home only a little more than two weeks before. Charles F. Blackington was born in Union, Maine, sixtv-seven years ago. In 1862 he enlisted as a private in Company G, fifteenth Maine Infantry. He was discharged two years later. Ie re-enlisted as first sergeant in the same corrpany and was again discharged in 1866 at Charleston, South Carolina. He then went to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he worked on the Union Pacific rail road until 1874. In the following year he came to Socorro county and engaged in stock raising, saw milling, and the practice of his profession. He was justice of the peace at Magdalena and Kelly from 1879 to 1882, sheriff bt Socorro county from 18J8 to 1902, and county physicion at the time of his death.. Doctor Black ington was greatly esteemed by the Spanish speaking people of the county especially. As far as is known here, his only living relatives are two brothers in Maine. Doctor Blackington was married in aaz to miss Khoda Martin. Two children were born of the union, both dying in intancy. Funeral services were conducted from the residence on McCutchen avenue Monday afternoon and all that was mortal of Doctor Black ington was laid to rest in Socorro cemetery in the pesence of a large number of friends who had gathered to pay this last tribute of respect to his memory. The only attendant bound to the deceased by the slightest family tie was Miss telipa Blackington, an adopted daughter, who was faithful to her parents by adop tion even unto death. BIG BLAZE AT SAN MARCIAL Two Houses Burn to the Ground and Only Hard Work Saves Adjoining Property. According to press dispatches from San Marcial the town had a bad blaze Tuesday morning Says one of the dispatches: About ten minutes after o'clock this evening San Marcial witnessed the hottest and most dangerous conflagration since the old Santa be station burned six years ago. An explosion of gasoline stove in the house owned br George W. IJowden and oc cupied by Santa be Chief Dis patcher J. II. I" man, started the blaze which communicated itself to the adjoining house occupied by F. II. Richards and owned by Mrs. M. D. Wells, of El Paso, Both were frame buildings and both will be a total loss, while only the contents of Mr. Richards residence were saved. It looked for a time as if the fire depart ment would be unable to keep the flames from spreading to the resi dence of II. Bonetn, adjoining the Richards house, and the con tents of the Bonem house were removed. This proved unneces sary, luckily, as "the fire was brought under control. The two houses were burned clear to th ground. While the loss will be many thousand dollars it could not be estimated this evening.' THE CITY COUNCIL MEETS n a Special Session Tuesday Eve ning for the Consideration of Important Business. GRANTS FIFTY YEAR FRANCHISE To th Socorro Electric Company and Transacts Considerable Other Business of Importance. The city council held an im portant special meeting Tuesday evening in the office of C. T. Brown. There were present Mayor II. O. Bursum and Coun- cilmen Henry Dreyfus, A. C. Torres, E. E. Baca, Andre-t Lu cero, C. T. Brown, Abran Abev- ta, and J. E. Torres. The minutes of the last meet ing were read and approved after having been amended to read that $50 voted to the city mar shal is payable from the general fund and not from the water fund. Mayor Bursum read an appli cation from W. II. Byerts for the purchase of 100 acres of city and south of Park City and in side the railroad Y. Question arising as to the title to a part of the land, the matter was re- ferred to a committee consistiug of Councilmen Dreyfus, Baca, A bey ta, A. C. Torres, and J. E. Torres. Councilman C. T. Brown pre sented a letter from the indus trial department of the Sahta Fe company saying that special rates had been granted to encour age the growing of sugar beets in the Rio Grande valley and that representatives of the San ta Fe and the Colorado sugar manufacturers would visit So corro March 27 to see what the prospects might be for the del- velopment of the sugar beet in dustry in this vicinity. Council- men Abeyta, Brown, and A. C. Torres were appointed a com mittee to entertain the visitors on behalf of the city. Mayor Bursum read the arti cles of incorporation of the So corro Electric Company and a proposed ordinance granting a 50-year franchise to that com pany. The mavor stated that in his opinion the interests of the city were amply protected in the proposed ordinance and the rates for light and power fully as low as those given in any other city in New Mexico. Af ter a full discussion of the terms of the franchise, the ordinance was passed unanimously, Coun cilman C. T. Brown being excus ed from voting- Councilmen Brown, Dreyfus, and A. C. Torres were appointed a committee to confer with the health officer, Dr. C. G. Duncan, in regard to the exercise of every possible precaution against the spread of contagious diseases. $100 Reward, 1 100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting direct ly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the con stitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much 'faith in its cura tive powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address: F. J. Chknby & Co., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Concerning the complaint of the Socorro Chieftain that mails have recently ben carried by that town, Chief Clerk Gorman of the Rio Grande division of the Santa Fe states the responsibility rests with the postal clerks; that while the railroad transports the mails, dispatching them at stations is the business of the postal aery ice. San Marcial Standard.