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y VOL. 2fi SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 12,1908 NO, 46 GRAND JURY'S REPORT The Jury Was in Session Nearly Five Days Examined Eighty One Witnesses. 34 TRIE BILLS, 14 NO BILLS Committee AppoinUd to Investigate County Property Make a Favorable Report. The grand jury empaneled for the term of district com ( nuw in progress yesterday evening made its (orinal report to the tourl hiij was discharged. Tin- report was as follows: GRAND JUKV'á REPORT. In the district ouit of the third judicial district ul the ter ritory of New Mexico in and lor Socorro county: To the Hon. Frank W. Parker, Associate Justice of the Su preme Court of the Territory of New Mexico and Presiding Judge of the Third Judicial District thereof: Sir: We, the grand jury em paneled at the regular December, A. D. 1908, term of the district ' court withiu and for Socorro county. New Mexico, beg leave to submit the following report: We have been in session not quite five full days, have exam ined eighty-one witnesses, and bave returned thirty-tour indict ments and fourteen No Bills. We have returned True Bills only in cases where in our judg ment the action of the grand jury would be amply sustained by a trial jury, and in cases wherein we have entertained some doubt as to final conviction we have returned No Bills, be lieving in this manner to save the county expense. The reports of the committees appointed with reference to the condition of county property, etc., are hereto attached and made a part of this report. We desire to thank the court officials for their uniform courte sy, and we desire to congratulate the people of Socorro countv for having efficient officials. Hav ing concluded our labors, after bidding the Court a Merry Christ mas and a Happy New Year, we respectfully asked to be dis charged. R. M. Kealkk. Foreman of the Grand Jury. COMMITTERS REPORT. To the Foreman and members of the Grand Jury, December Term. 1908: Gentlemen: Your committee to investigate the condition of the county property and other things connected with same beg to report the following: We have examined all the property of the court house and jail and found all in good order and clean, with the exception of the ceilings of the county jail are not in very good order and we recommend that same be re paired and cleaned. We also have seen the cells and they are kept in good clean order, and have also asked the prisoners if they are well treat ed and fed and their answer was that they were well treated and fed. Very respectfully, Pedro Gallegos, Tom Boland, Nepomuceno Gallegos, Committee. committer's report. To the Foreman of the Grand Jury, Greeting: We, the under signed committee on offices, re port that we find records and books in fine condition and up to date, office fixtures modern, and all data of easy access. We find the schools in a prosperous con dition. plenty of funds in the county treasury, which speaks well for its officers. Respectfully, A. L. Mitchell, Abran Baca, Bastólo Chavez. Ya. A. Clemens nas been in town three or four days this week on his way to bis A L horse ranch west of Magdalena from a business visit in Albu querque. Mr, Clemens is secre tary of the new cattle growers organization. , HON. W. E. MARTIN AS HOST Entertains Large Number of Friend in His Usually Hospitable and Successful Manner. Hon. W. E. Martin acted the host to a large number of his friends last evening at his pleas ant home in the eastern part of the city. Mr. Martin is always a host in himself, no matter what he turns his hand to, but those who partook of bis hospitality last evening went home with the impression that as an entertainer of his friends he fairly sur passes himself. However, the irursts last evening could not, even if they would, be unmind ful of Mrs. Martin's exceedingly important contribution to the evening's enjoyment. Mrs. Mar tin never fails on such an occas ion to do her part with exceedingly-great skill. Appetizing refreshments were served after the thrilling battles at bridge .and high five. The guests pres ent were Hon. Frank W. Parker, Messrs. Jos. Price, John E. Grif fith, Jas. G. Fitch, II. B. Holt. G. E. Cook, R. P. Barnes, Percv Wilsn Dr. C. G. Duncan, H. M. Dougherty, C. J. Lochran, O. M. Congdon, W. D. Newcomb, Jos. E. Smith, John Greenwald, Sr., R. M. Stanton, Mark Miller, E. M. Kealer, R. C. Ely. Jas. R. Waddill, H. A. Wolford, Anton Mayer,, and E. A. Drake. NEWS ITEMS FROM ARAGON. The Chieftain Is Now to Be Favored With Regular Correspondence From Out West. The Chieftain is now to be favored with weekly items of news from Aragón. The first in stallment is as follows: Manuel Encintas was in town Tuesday. Plenty of snow in this part of the country. II. C. Brooks paid Aragón a visit Saturday. Thanksgiving day was passed very quietlr here. H. T. Maybery was in town Saturday on business. Frank Aragón and Pedro Tru illo returned Tuesday from Mag dalena. School has been in session for more tnan a month, mere is a arge enrollment. Pat Gann was in Sunday and Tuesday. He purchased his win ter a supply of corn from 1' loren cio Sanchez. How's ThisP We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him per fectly honorable in all business transactions, and financially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm. Waldikg, Kinnan & Marvin. Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and raucous surfuces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price, 75c ptr bottle. Sold by all druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Marriage licenses Zssusd. Marriage licenses have recent ly been issued in the office of Probate Clerk E. H. Sweet to the following persons: Sabino Luna, aged 21 years, and Daloritas Gonzales, aged 20 vears, both of San Marcial. Estevan Perea, aged 21 years, and Lupita Baca, aged 17 years, both of San Marcial. . Dan Radoseob, aged 25 years, and Virgia Stephenson, aged 24 years, both of Carthage. Henry Graham, aged 2 years, and Irene Steen, aged 18 years, both of Reserve. Moisés Savedra. aged 27 years, and Crisostema Sanchez, aged 36 years, both of Carthage. Judge L. Loughary of the law firm of Baca & Loughary of Al buquerque is in the city on pro fessional business. Judge Lough ary has been here before and has many friends in Socorro to bid him a hearty welcome. STATEHOOD FOR NEW MEXICO In His Message to Congress President Roosevelt Recommends the Immediate Admission of New Mexico and Arizona as States of the Union. That great progress has been made to ward the desired goal by the agitation for statehood for New Mexico is shown by the following paragraph from President Roose velt's message to congress, read at the as sembling of that body the first of the week: "I advocate the immediate admission of of New Mexico and Arizona as states. This should be done at the present session of con gress. The people of the two territories have made it evident by their votes that they will not come in as one state. The only alterna tive is to admit them as two, and I trust that this will be done without delay." NEWS ITEMS FROM RESERVE. I The Chieftain's He guiar Correspond- ent Sends List of Interesting Occurrences. Following is a summary of the week's events at Reserve, sent by the Chiel tain's regular corres pondent. Two or three fine beeves have been killed lately. Mrs. Gatlin moved over with the Deans Sunday. The dance here Saturday night was well attended. II. C. Brooks spent Thursday and Friday in Aragón. Reed Dean and Albert Gatlin went to Magdalena Monday. Theron Hudson is going on to the Spur ranch to live in a day or two. Mrs. Hamby, who has been ill with an attack of pneumonia, is better and around again. Mr. Hunter, the photographer, has been in town several days and has done a good business. Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Kiehne and Mrs. S. A. Kiehne were down from the Nigeritte district Satur day and Sunday. Mrs. Joe Wheeler has decided to remain in Reserve and has ' rented the house fornntrly occu pied by Mrs. Van. PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a cross-cut is being made in the Hop Canon, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro county, New Mexico, its purpose being to de velop the mineral veins on the fol lowing mining claims: Slide Rock No 1, Slide Rock No. 2, Slide Rock No. 3. Slide Rock No. 4, Slide Rock No. 7, Slide Rock No. 8. Slide Rock No. 9, Slide Rock No. 10 and the Ethel, Sara Jen nie, and Emma claims. The said tunnel begins on Slide Rock No. 1 and extends in a north easterly direction towards the Black Peak. All tunnel rights under the law are claimed and will be maintained. Calumet New Mexico Mining Co.. By Dk. Alex McCallum, President. Mr. Martin's Compliment. Billy Martin, one of the best known men of the territory, paid the republican organization of Luna county a neat compliment while here last week acting in his official capacity as rlerk of the district court. Mr. Martin said: "Under prevailing condi tions the republicans of Luna county made a better showing at the recent election than the party did in any other countv in the territory." There isn't, we dare say, a better posted man in the territory on the political sit uation than Mr. Martin, and it is up to we republicans to doff our Stetsons to Billy. Deming Graphic. R. P. Barnes of the firm of Ilarllee & Barnes, attorneys, of Silver City has been in town all the week on important profes sional business. On former vis its in Socorro Mr. Barnes has made many friends here, who are always glad to welcome him again.1 THE SCOTTISH RITE DEGREES From the Fourth to the Thirty-second Conferred on Large Class at Roswell A press dispatch from Roswell under date of December 5, speak ing of the conferring of the Scot tish Rite degrees from the fourth to the thirty-second upon a large class of Masons, says: Under authority of Colonel Max Frost, 33, who is Insector General for New Mexico, of Scottish Rite Masons, Captain John W. Poe of this city, last Tuesday night conferred degrees from the Fourth to the Thirty-second on the following class: J. K. P. Stone of Portales; J. B. Enfield and E- Ü. Kempt, of Artesia; C. II. McLenathen and A. N. Pratt, of Carlsbad; Edgar Shalfee, J. W. Kinsinger, J. W. Willson. B. II. Totzek, E. A. Lohman, R. P. Bean, Charles de Bremond, V. M. Atkinson and J. J. Jaffa, of Roswell. The first fourteen degrees of Masonry, up to and including the Lodge of Perfec tion were, conferred upon E. R. Grosh of this city. Captain Poe was assisted in the work bv C. T. Brown, of Socorro, and W. C. Glenn of Webb City, Missouri. Captain Poe, Mr. Brown and Colonel Frost are the only 33rd degree Masons in the territory. IMMIGRATION OFFICER SHOT Inspector for Immigration Service Drops Oun and Ball Passes Through Both Legs. The following -press dispatch was sent from San Marcial un der date of December 9: Frank M. Stanley, inspector for the U. S. Immigration Serv ice, stationed here, accidentally shot himself with a 45-caliber Colts revolver Monday afternoon. The bullet pierced both of his legs just below the hips, making two punctures in each of them. Inspector Stanley was in the act of taking his gun from his hol ster when it slipped from his hand and, dropping on the floor, exploded. The ball entered the upper part of his leg and passed through and into the other one, making the fourth hole as it came out on the opposite side. Stanley was located at Las Cru ces until a few months ago, when he was transferred to San Marcial. He was taken to the Hotel Dieu in El Paso for treat ment. Presbyterian Church Services. The Lord's Supper will be ad ministered at 11 a. m. Our Sun day school lesson about the beau tiful temple and its dedication will prepare us for this service, and 3:00 o'clock there will be a talk about true Christmas cele bration and our children taught to see that as Jesus was the first Christmas gift we all ought to think about God as the giver, at the same time there will rehears al of our memory psalms and lesson texts. Regular service at 7:30 p. m. B. C. Meeker. L. R. Babcock Socorro a brief Monday. of Kelly business made visit SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO Items of Mews Published In Columns of the Chieftain This Week in 1891. Old-timers in Socorro countv, and perhaps some others as well, will find interest and food for re flection in the following news items copied from the columns of the issue of the Chieftain for December 11, 1891: Bernard Rhody, Esq. of Albu querque came down Wednesday. The grants are the all absorb ing question just now in this city. Hon. T. B. Catron of Sante Fe was in Socorro Wednesday at tending court. Hon. Chas. II. Gildersleeve of Santa Fe came to Socorro on Wednesday, attending court. On Monday afternoon the little daughter of John Egger, aged 2 years and ( months, departed this life. Clemens Jungk the J. B. Fraley Fraley has gone reside. has purchased property. Mr. to Chicago to Monday morn Freeman, asso- Court opened ing, Hon. A. A cíate justice, presiding, John W. Garner, clerk. Dr. Driscoll of the Driscoll drug store, is confined to his bed with pneumonia. A. D. Coon is selling pills, etc., etc. Hon. W. W. Jones of Fort Craig came up Thursday to at tend a called meeting of the county commissioners. Truman Berry, late of the liv ery firm of Brown & Berry, left Monday evening for Los Angeles, and southern California. F. G. Bartlett and wife, of Messrs. Bartlett & Tyler of Mag dalena, came down Tuesday. They are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hall. J. II. Donohue and wife left Wednesday for El Paso. Tex. He takes the run from El Paso to Rincón. We are sorry to lose Mr. Donohue. The city council granted a charter to Messrs. Hamilton, Thwaites, and Buchanan author izing them to build a toll bridge over the Rio Grande. Hon. Eutimio Montoya of San Antonio, chairman of the board of county commissioners, came up Tuesday to attend a special meeting of the board. Judge T. Coke Solliman came to Socorro Monday from Water Canon. The judge is developing some fine properties on the east side of the Magdalenas. The storm blew in one of the big glass windows in the front of Sperling's store. It also took off part of the roof of the brewery and did considerable other dam age. Judge J. D. Brooks came home Sunday from Virginia. He got sick coming through Texas, but says he will be O. K. in a day or so. The judge will remain in Socorro for the winter. Col. A. J. Fountain, U. S. assistant attorney, came up from Las Cruces Sunday. He will have charge of the U. S. court during the term, Wui. Fiske be ing otherwise engaged. Died, Tuesday morning, at his residence in the southern part of the city, Jacob Singerly, well and favorably known as one of our best citizens. He was stricken down with pneumonia. From the Sierra County Advo cate: The Silver Mining com pany of Lake Valley has de clared dividend No. 12 of five cents a share, aggregating $25, 000, payable December 3rd, mak ing $100,000 of dividends paid for 1891. II. B. Ferguson of Albuquerque came down Monday to attend court. He says the "Old Abe" at White Oaks is down over 500 feet, and that there is over four feet of ore in the bottom that holds its own as they go down. Bob Monroe is fixing the free water supply. He says bo far as the Chinaman is concerned he does not care, as the boys must have their clothes, and . that horses, mules, etc., must have water, but that he draws the line at retired merchants, capital ists, and omcials who seek the public hydrant to save a four-bit piece. Advertise in The Chieftain. THE DISTRICT COURT Has Been in Session This Week but no Civil Casca Have been Taken up. NO PETIT JURY EMPANELED An Important Civil Case From Luni County Has Engaged the Court's Attention. The regular December term of the district court for Socorro counly began in this city Mon day morning with court officials in attendance as follows: Hon. Frank W. Parker, asso ciate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of New Mexico and presiding judge of the third judicial district; Hon. W. E. .Martin, clerk of the third judic ial district; Hon. Anicito C. Abertia, sheriff of Socorro coun ty; Elias E. Baca, court crier; E. S. Stapleton, court interpreter; Abran Torres, bailiff to the grand jury; and Rosa lio Jaramil lo. court bailiff. The grand jury has been busy all the week and has found a considerable number of true bills. The jury's formal report has not yet been nude. No petit jury was summoned. Nearly all the time of the court this week has been taken up in the hearing of an important civil case brought from Luna county. This case involves the ownership of the water works system of the city of Deming. but there are also sev eral side issues involved which make the case a very complicated one. It is predicted that the case will occupy the court's at tention all next week. There is a large array of legal talent in attendance, representing the va rious interests involved. criminal proceedings. The criminal cases finally dis posed of by the court are as fol lows: Territory vs. Severino Vesher, murder; defendant admitted to bail in the sum of $5,000. Territory vs. James Stephens, peace proceedings; bondsmen dis charged at cost of prosecuting witness. Territory vs. A. C. Cook, ap peal; cause dismissed at plaint iff's costs. Territory vs. Epimenio Padilla, peace proceedings; bondsmen dis charged at costs of Aniceto Lu cero, prosecuting witness. JAS. G. FITCH ENTERTAINS. Saveral of His Friends Spend Pleasant Evening at Bridge at His Home. Attorney Jas. G. Fitch acted in the capacity of host to a number of his gent'.eman friends Wednes day evening at his home on Mc Cutchen avenue. Mr. Fitch is known to be possessed of a gen erous spirit of hospitality. When this spirit is supported by Mrs. Fitch's great skill in the art of entertaining, as it was Wednes day evening, nothing is lacking to insure the fortunate guests an extremely enjoyable time. When the battles at bridge whist had been lost and won on this occa sion, light refreshments were served, to which all did ample justice. The guests present were: Honorables Frank W. Parker and W. E. Martin and Messrs. R. P. i Barnes, Percy Wilson, II. M. Dougherty, John h. Griffith, and E. A. Drake. A. L. Heister of Kelly was in Socorro one day the first of the week accompanying a party of gentlemen whom he had just conducted on a hunting trip in the western part of Socorro county. The party consisted of Messrs. Heister, Charles Scott of the Atwood Citizen; W. I. RatclifT, a real estate dealer; and D. O. Chessmore, sheriff of Raw lins county, Kansas. The visi tors were all from Rawlins coun ty. They reported splendid suc cess at hunting and a good time generally. II. A. Brachvogel, now a resi dent of Albuquerque, was called to Socorro on a business errand Tuesday. It is to be hoped that Socorro county may yet claim Mr. Brachvogel for her. own again.