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Republican Convention Called.
The executive commitee of the Re publican territorial central committee met with a quorum at Albuquerque July 10th. Chairman U. 0. Bursum presiding. After considerable discus sion, Monday, the 17th of August, was set as the day for the holding of the Republcan territorial convention at Santa Fe for the nomination of a can didate for delegate to the Sixty-first Congress. The representation of the different counties will be the same as it. was at the Republican territorial con vention at Silver City on March 21st last. Marking Kit Carson's -Grave. The committee from the Grand Lodge of Masons of New Mexico, hav ing in charge the eréction of a suit able fence or paling around the grave of the late Brigadier General Christo pher C. Carson (Kit Carson), at Taos, have completed their labors and will submit their report to the proper offi cers. The enclosure was made by the Page Woven Wire Fence Company of Adrian, Michigan, and is not only orna mental but substantial and is adorned with a shield bearing the following m scr.ption: "Erected by the Grand Lodge of New Mexico, A. F. A. M., 19l)í, under a dispensation from the Grand Master, James W. Willson, of Rosewell, New Mexico." The Hon. Nathan Jaffa was commis sioned as acting grand master to hold suitable and proper dedicatory ser vices, which were performed in an im pressive manner on the 8th instant, S. Spitz of Santa Fe acting as senior grand warden; Samuel ElJodt of Chamita, as junior grand warden, and C. J. Crandall of Santa Fe, as master of ceremonies. At three o'clock Wed nesday,, twenty-si': Masons, represent-, ing different jurisdictions from Maine to California and from Alaska to the Carolinas, being" properly clothed as Masons, marched in line through Mie principal streets to the .People's ceme tery to the grave 'of kit Carson, where very impressive exercises were con ducted. . ''''' Acting Grand Master Jaffa delivered an eloquent oration reciting the history and commemorating the noble virtues of the deceased and was followed by short remarks from Messrs. Crandall and Dwire. At the closing of the exer cises the final, proclamation was made and the procession reformed and marched to the former home of Kit Carson, where several photographs were takn. In the evening an elaborate banquet was spread at the Columbia hotel which was presided over by Dr. T. P. Martin in thé pleasing and genial man ner peculiar to the doctor. An address of welcome was delivered by I. W. Dwire to the visiting members repre senting the grand lodge, and was ré 'sponded tó by Hon. Nathan Jaffa. Many speeches were made by the dlf; ferent Masons and the evening pleas antly spent. There had not been a Masonic gath ering In Taos since 1854 until this, and the spirit of Masonry seemed to be rekindled, and the consensus of opin ion among the local Masons seemed to be in favor of organizing a lodge there in the near future. Just before the closing and the singing of Old Lang Syne a resolution was introduced and passed by the Masons of Taos thanking C. J. Crandall for the interest he had taken in this matter, for his action in presenting a resolution to the grand lodge and securing this tribute to their late brother, Kit Carson. The following is a list of the Ma sons who were present: Nathan ' Jaffa, Samuel Eldodt, S. Spitz, C. J. Crandall, T. P. Martin, R. G. Randall, William M. Woodey, William Anderson, C. H. Randall, Alexander J. Anderson, Charles Craig, Isaac W. Dwire, W. S. Witt, F. C. El lis, M. H. Kinney, Geison Gusdorf, Blair Burwell, P. N. Black, Richara Edgecombo, Earnest Haldoway, J. R. Chambers, Geo. B. Paxton, G. A. Den nis, S. Wedles, P. V. Dickman, L. L. Small. School Institute Manual. The New Mexico Institute -Manual, which has just come from the press, is a volume of 200 pages, designed es pecially to meet the needs of the teachers in 'rural schools, who are working to advance the grade of their certificates. aA course or study is pre' Dared for each subject required for each grade of certificate and in each outline page and paragraph references are made to specify text books in the hands of the teachers. The manual is the most complete ever prepared by the Department of Public Instruction in New Mexico. It is now being distrib uted among the schools in the various counties and to individuals who have call for it. This manual, says super intendent Clark, will become a text book in reference work for teachers during the coming year. Notaries Public Appointed. Governor Curry has appointed the following as notaries public in and for their respective counties: Nellie Ray Moore, Roswell, Chaves county. Odie William White, Elida, Roose velt county. Willie L. Campbell, Kenna, Chaves county. Charles B. RuBsell, Bluewater, Val encia county. James Bryant, Farmington, San Juan county. Claude Becket, Buchanan, Guada lupe county. Postoffice Established. A postoffice has been established at Ahmego, Quay county, to be served from Perry eleven miles to the south west. John H. Harlowe was appointed postmaster. Ex-Governor Prince at Newport. Hon. L. Bradford Prince passed the Fourth of July in Newport, R. I., where he attended the annual meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati, held on that day. He hsá been invited to respond to the principal toast, which was that originally offerel by the Mar quis de Lafayette, at a meeting of the same society, on October 25, 1784, en titled, "The Order of the Cincinnati, instituted by the officers of the army of the Revolution; its principles are immortal." The society holds its an nual meetings in each of the original thirteen states on July 4th; the mem bers belonging in the Btates . where their ancestors served as officers in the Army of the Revolution. The Commercial Club of Raton has been incorporated. Principal place of business, Raton, Colfax county. Territorial agent, Henry S. Allison. Ob ject, to promote the business inter ests and general commercial welfare of the city of Raton and Colfax coun ty; to acquire, own, use, transfer and dispose of any personal and real prop erty necessary and incidental to the purpose of said corporation. Capital stock, $3,000, divided into C00 shares of the par value of $5 each It is reported that over a thousand settlers In the dry farming regions of the territory have requested and obtained leaves of absence to go to the harvest fields of Kansas to work- dur ing the remainder of the season in order to return to their claims in the eastern counties of New Mexico and to commence again to improve them in the fall. These settlers are evident ly the right kind of men to build up a new country. One partially dry sea son cannot drive them out. They will try again. They are of the right stuff. Santa Fe New Mexican. Physical Hardships. "It's a pity that' the band's tour is a iailure, but don't be too much cast down. Come, face the music." "I'.cav ran I. r;'.i?u I'm backing it?" ral' in. ore American.' ROY, NEW MEXICO The fast growing and prosperous lit tle town of about C00 inhabitants, lo cated on the Dawson Branch of the El Paso and Southwestern system in the eastern part of Mora county, has since its opening to the new comer and homesecker on January 1, 1907, shown a wonderful development as to popula tion and agricultural pursuits, about 800 homesteaders and desert entries were filed on since that date and more are coming in with every excursion, it I? now the largest precinct In the county as to size and population- The town is coming to the front with modern and up-to-date business houses. In apite of the money stringency; build ings are. erected In all parta of the town, yet there are a good many busi ness opportunities and chances for any kind of InvRstment. There are many tnousands of acres of good level agricultural land around Roy, that may be filed on under the Homestead desert land laws. During the past season the first ex perience by the new farmers proved that anything can be grown on our soil, such as wheat, oats, corn, sugar cane, kafflr corn, mllo Maize and vegetables, as good as can be grown In the eastern states. Water can be gotten at a depth of 30 to 150 feet, anywhere around Roy. Well drillers have not failed yet in obtaining water for those for whom they have drilled. The town of Roy will In the very near future be the county seat of a new county, as its adjacent vicinity is des tined to be the most prosperous com munity In the north-eastern part of New Mexico. MORA COUNTY Area, 2,542 square miles'. Popula tion, 13,000; the census of 1900 gave It a population of 10,304. Assessed valua tion, $1,175,823. County seat. Mora. Postoffices. Mora, Wagonmound, La Cueva, Cleveland, Guadalupita, Chacon, Ocate, Roy, Lucero, Halls Peak, Hoi man, Weber, Shoemaker, Watrous, vlllls, Ledoux. Mora County's agricultural products exceed those In value of any other New Mexico county, and it can rightfully claim the honor of being the leading agricultural county In the territory. However, Its range Interests exceed In value even its agricultural wealth. Yet Its area Is only 2,542 square miles, be ing less than that of any other county, excepting Santa Fe, Taos, and Bernal illo; still this area Is more than twice that of Rhode Island and 600 square miles greater than that of the state of Delaware. According to the census of 1900, its population Is 10,304, or four peopla to the square mile, a density of population exceeded only by Santa Fe, Bernalillo, and Taos counties. The county is mountainous, the main ridge of the Rocky mountains passing through ' its western part, while the foothills extend almost to the eastern ooundary. Some of the peaks rise to an altitude of over 13,500 feet, while the lowest point In the county has an altitude of 4,000 feet. The hills are generally timbered, and a portion of the Pecos River Forest Re serve is In the county. From the main range, broken by the foothills, the mesa extends gently sloping toward the southeast. There are picturesque can yons and fertile valleys, making the topography a very broken one. The jounty Is almost entirely in the drain age basin of the Canadian River, the Mora River, a tributary of the Cana Jlan. Other tributaries .of the Cana llan In the county are the Ocate, the Vermejo, and the El Perro. The Sweet water is a tributary of the Ocate. The principal tributaries of the Mora are the Coyote, the Cebolla, the Sapello, the Guadalupita, and the Lobo. The Pecos River rises in the western part of the county, and so does the Santa Cruz, the latter belonging to the drainage basin of the Rio Grande. The tributaries of Confectioner Ice Cream, Soft DrinKs, CaKes, Pies, Doughnuts, Bread, Candies and Cigars -ir -fr W. H. BENN, Proprietor. ... First door east of P. O. Roy Land and Dealer in All Kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats Provisions ' of all Kinds . . . . We , guarantee full weight and moderate prices. the Mora drain about 40 miles tn length of the eastern slope of the Rocky mountains and play an- import ant part In the determination of the stream flow. Builder ROY, NEW MEXICO. Stone Work, Carpenter and Plasterer. Adobe-making a Specialty. Flrtit-clnHn Accommodations Rate $1.50 and $2.00 Oriental Hotel ROY, N. n. Homeseekers can obtain satisfactory rates by asking for same. A. P. DUNCAN. Prop. A, S. Bushkevltz, Pres.. Max M. Bushkevltz, Vice Pres. A. Bushkevltz, Sec. and Treaa Great Western Commercial Go. (INCORPORATED) Capital Stock $25.000 ROY, MORA CO , NEW MEXICU A. S. Bushkevitz UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER, COUNTY SURVEYOR NOTARY PUBLIC. JOHN FLORENCE, Chief Deputy at Mora, New Mexico. F. A. ROT, Assistant Chief Deputy at Roy, New Mexico. HOMESEEKERS Will do well by employing an official surveyor and thus get correct line and numbers. Can make land filings, final proofs and commence contests, In fact any thing that you may require done In the land business, to which we will correctly and promt'v ttend. and Bakery Live StocK Go.