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insane Through Prison Cruelty.
A Las Vegas dispatch of July 25th says: Cornell Rees, alias C. W. R. Dobyns, who passed through here Wednesday after being chased for more than a year, and who was held six months in Monterey, Mexico, in jail awaiting extradition, went sud denly insane because of cruelties suf fered in the Mexican prison and was brought here today to the asylum. He tried to kill himself In Raton. He was arrested for trying to wreck a Santa Fe locomotive. Governor's Mansion Bonds. Ex-Governor M. A. Otero and Major R. J. Palen, of the Capitol Improve ment Board, met with the owners of the property In Attorney General J. M. Hervey's office yesterday, says the New Mexican of July 25th, and made an agreement and terms for the pur chase of the lots on which the pro posed governor's mansion is to be erected. The price agreed upon for the entire tract of ground is $5,500 and comes within the appropriation made by the legislature for that pur pose. Governor Curry while at Raton will consult with Rapp and Rapp, archi tects of Trinidad, Colorado, as to the plans and specifications for the build ing and upon his return to Santa Fe will give orders to place a crew of convicts from the territorial peniten tiary to work on the grounds. Ex-Governor Otero said that the Capitol Improvement Board intends to have the governor's mansion com pleted by the time the next legisla ture convenes. The 150,000 Capitol Improvement Bonds were sold to Otis and Hough, bankers of Cleveland, for $49,062.50 and accrued interest from June 1, 1907 on one-half of the amount and from December 1, 1907, on the other half. Refunding Survey Deposits. Regarding the refunding of the monies deposited by mineral clainif ants for cost of surveys, Surveyot General John W. March, has received , a circular from the General Land of- fipe In Washington, which is of interest to mineral claimants Jn New Mexico. The letter in part says: "On June 30, 1908, the Secretary of the Interior affirmed a decision of this office refusing to permit a mineral ' claimant to assign a portion of the money deposited by him to cover the cost of surveys, but he at the same time rescinded so much of the de cision In the case of E. M. Dunphy (8 L. D., 102) as held that repayment of such moneys could not be allowed. "Mineral claimants may therefore, under said decision of June 30, 1908, submit to this office through you, applications for repayment of the unearned portions of tbeij mining deposits." Water Rights Approved. Territorial Engineer Vernon L. Sul livan has approved the following ap plications for water rights: H. P. Cameron, applicant for the appropriation of the waters of La Luz Btream in Otero county. Number of acres to be benefited by said applica tion, 960. Estimated cost of work, Í700. W. A. Coe of Alamogordo, for the appropriation of the waters of La Luz stream. Number of acres to be bene fited, eighty. Estimated cost of work, $299. First County Tax Rolls. Traveling Auditor Charles V. Saf ford reports that the first tax rolls for the present year to be received at his office were those of Socorro county, ol which Leandro Bean is the assessor. The rolls are very neat and so far as can be determined, without close ex amination, have been correctly made out. The taxable valuation of prop erty In the county of Socorro is about the same as it was in the year 1907. Notaries Public Appointed. Governor Curry has appointed the following as notaries public for their respective counties: Roman De La O, of Las Cruces, Doha Ana county. Juan C. Gurule, of Vallecitos, Rio Arriba county. . , Charles O. Hyer, of Hyer, Santa Fe county. Myron B. Keator, of Tucumcarl, Quay county. United States Commissioner Hardle of Vaughn, Gaudalupe county, reports 150 homestead applications filed before him since March 1st, this year. . A fire which started in the Ford ho tel and restaurant at Duran Thursday afternoon destroyed four buildings, In cluding the hotel, on the east side of the tracks, the loss approximating $10, j)00. No lives were lost, although many narrow escapes were reported. Charles F. Easterllng, examiner for the department of Justice, has been in New Mexico examining the records of the District Court clerks. He has fin ished his examination at Las Vegas at the office of the clerk of the Fourth judicial district and left that town Thursday for Washington. He also visited Santa Fe and Albuquerque dur ing his tour of inspection. New Mex ican. A dispatch from Lordsburg says: There was a sad accident at Gold Hill last Friday. A cloudburst at that place carried away the cabin of George Hughes, and he is supposed to have been inside, as later his body was found two miles below. The body was bruised and battered so badly that It was almost unrecognizable. George Hughes was an old-timer. He came here Jn the early days and was well known throughout this section of the country. J. R. Yale of Alto, Kansas, and Her bert Loomis, of Stockton, Kansas, have returned to Alamogordo with their household goods and farm imple ments, to live on their claims recently located about two miles from town. They brought a ten-horsepower gaso line engine to be used in the pumping of water from wells for irrigating. Mr. Loomis also brought his big Cadillac touring car which has a ninety-horsepower on slow speed and thirty on high speed. Mrs. L. ' Bradford Prince is still touring Europe with the party of Prof. Simon Newcomb. She is having a splendid time. Her visit to Mayence, one of thé prettiest and oldest i)owns in the German empire, was especially pleasant. She found many relatives there. Mrs. Prince's maternal ances tor was of German parentage. Mrs. Prince is now touring Belgium and a few days ago was in Brussels. She is expected to reach home the latter part of August. An Albuquerque dispatch says: Wil liam Phillips, an ex-policeman, has filed suit against the Sun Publishing Company, Mrs. L. B. Bennett, C. C. Hendrick and the Journal Publishing Company, for $25,000 damages, alleg ing libel as the result of articles con cerning him which appeared in the Sun.. Phillips Is the man who went into the Sun office recently 'and emerged very much the worse for wear as a result of a fistic meeting with Hendricks, the editor of the pa per. The board of regents of the Uni versity of New Mexico, at a recent meeting, decided that they could af ford to spend between $7,000 and $8,000 for a library building and Doc tor Wroth, a member of the board, was instructed to secure plans and specifications for a building and bids for its construction. The style of the new building has not been decided upon as yet, but it is believed it will be In keeping with the architecture of the other buildings of the institution. The only restraint placed on Doctor Wroth in the letting of the contract for the building is that the cost does not exceed the amount named. ROY, NEW MEXICO The fast growing and prosperous lit tle town of about 600 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 homeseeker 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 Is 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 aplte of the money stringency; build ings are erected In all parts of the town, yet there are a good many busi ness opportunities and chances for any kind of investment. 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. Postofflces. Mora, Wagonmound, La Cueva, Cleveland, Guadalupita, Chacon, Ocate, Roy, Lucero, Halls Peak, Hol man, Weber, Shoemaker, Watrous, Mills, 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 people to the .square mile, a density of population exceeded only by Santa Pe, Bernalillo, and Taos counties. " . The county Is mountainous, the main ridge of the Rocky mountains passing through its western part, while th foothills extend almost to the eastern: boundary. Some of the peak 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 county Is almost entirely in the drain age basin of the Canadian River, the Mora River, a tributary of the Cana dian. Other tributaries of the Cana dian 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 Rió Grande. The tributaries of Confectioner Ice Cream, Soft Drinks, CaKes, Pies, Doughnuts, Bread, Candies and Cigars W. H. BENN, Proprietor. First door east of P. O. Roy Land and Live Stock Co. Dealer in All Kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats Provisions of all Kinds . ixxxxxxxxx We guarantee full weight and moderate prices. V the Mora drain about 40 miles in length of the eastern slope of the Rocky mountains and play an import ant part in the determination of the stream flow. CASSIMEHO GONZALEZ Builder ROY, NEW MEXICO. Stone Work, Carpenter and Plasterer, Adobe-making a Specialty. Flrat-clau Hates Accommodation $1.60 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, Saa. and Treat, Great Western Gommercial Co. (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 Moxico. 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 promtly -ttend. and Bakery