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SPAM . ? CAM I y Vol. VIII Roy, Mora County, New Mexico, Saturday, August 5, 1911. No. 28 A Pleasant Time. The Sunday schools of this vi cinity met with the Pleasant View school at their school house, seven miles east of town, last Sunday in their regular Fifth Sunday convention. A large audience was present and listened attentively to the program. The forenoon was occupied with a short but interesting prelude, and dinner was called at noon. Such a spread as was produced from the many baskets and placed upon the improvised tables would be a credit to any community, and the appetites with which it was attacked at tested the robust health of the banqueters. When all were sa tiated there was enough fried cliicken, cake, pie, salads, etc., to have properly fed as many more. The afternoon program was in charge of the vice president, as the presiden!; liad succumbed to the effects of the good dinner. Addresses, papers, etc., by meinbers'of the different schools and on various timely and inter esting topics were read and dis. cussed, and recitations and songs interspersed. .The convention closed with a very interesting ad dress bv Rev. J. S. Russell on the subject of "The Bible in Litera ture." Over 200 oersons were in at tendance, and the park of teams and vehicles as seen from a dis tance across the level prairie was a really imposing sight. Roy and Solano furnished most of the visiting crowd. Every one who could get a way of going was there from this burg, and all had a good time. Mr. Pedro Velasquez, promi nent rai.chman of DeHaven, Un ion county, was in town this weekf purchasing supplies and incidentally fixing up to get mar ried. He will wed Miss Francis quita Sandoval of Carrizo. The ceremony will take place at Buy eros on Thursday next. J. E. Ransom and son, Henry, of Hume, Mo., were in Roy Wed nesday. These gentlemen came to the Roy country with a view ' of locating. They accompanied F. E. Epps home. Jno. llickard of Crosbyton, Tex., is in Roy this week looking the country over. He expects to locate. Forty miles to the next Soda Fountain. Better come in and get an ice cream soda at Fairview Pharmacy. ENLARGED HOMESTEAD PROOF The following letter from the General Land Office in Washing ton will be found of much value. It was received by Mr. J. E. Dibble of Obar, and is published by his permission. Mr. Dibble filed in 1906 and later took an additional quarter. He intends to prove up this fall, and desiring to know just where he stood, he wrote a letter to Del egate Andrews stating his exact situation and asking him to as certain the rulings of the land office in such cases The letter received in reply is given below: "Mr. Dibble. may make proof on his original entry when he can show compliance with the general homestead law, but proof cannot be made on the additional entry until the requirement of the en larged homestead act as to culti vation havu been fully met, but this cultivation may be on the original entry or on the addi tional entry, or partly on both entries. Proof may be made on the ad ditional entry by showing that one-eighth of the area of such ad ditional entry has been continu ously cultivated for four years, and one-fourth of the area for three years, but in such case the cultivation must be of land em braced in the original entry. If, in making proof on the additional entry, the party relies on cultivation wholly or partly on the original, he must show that one-eighth of the combined Notice to the Ladies President R. W. Boulware of the Roy District Fair Assaciation, requests us to announce a call for a meeting of the ladies of Roy and vicinity at the I. O. O. F. Hall in Roy next Saturday after noon at two o'clock for the pur pose of organizing for the work óf aiding the association and se lecting and classifying the ex hibits they wish to enter for prizes. All the ladies of the town and vicinity are cordially invited to be present and take an active part in this meeting. Remember the date, Saturday, August 12th, and plan to come. R. W. Boulware, Pres. Roy Dist. Fair Ass'n. W. Fred Ogden, Secy. The Roy hotels are all doing'a rushing business lately. area of the two entries has been continuously cultivated for four years, and one-fourth of such area for three years. "Should he make proof on his original entry at the expiration of five years, and not be able to show the cultivation necessary to meet the requirements of the law as to both entries, it would be necessary for him to mane new proof on the additional entry at the proper time. Very respectfully, 8. V. Proudlit, Assistant Commissioner." The last paragraph tells what the "five-year people" who have made second filings want to know. That is, can they prove up on the old claim now and on the new claim later on? It is clear that they can. By the second paragraph it is also clear that when proof is sep arately, the law is satisfied with the cultivation of 20 and 40 acres (if on the new tiling), instead of 40 and 80 when both claims are proved up together as stated in the third paragraph. We may add here that the old makes residence the prime re quirement, while the prime re quirement of the new law is cul tivation. The "five-year man" who has complied with the old law by res idence, can comply with the new law by cultivation' regardless of residence. The law nowhere re quires residence on the second filing. Obar Progress. Business Changes. Several business changes , oc curred on the first of the month in Roy. The most important was the resignation of Walcott Russe as bookkeeper for the Floer sheim Mercantile Co. to accept a similar position with the Good man Mercantile Co., succeeding Miss Lulu Cox, who surrenders the position to take charge of the dry goods department of the Goodman store. Mr. Russel is an expert bookkeeper and ac countant, and Mr. Goodman is to be congratulated, iii having se cured his service .. Mr. Emmet Alldredge succeeds. Mr. Russei at the Floerslieim office. Miss Edith Hern has resigned her position at the Goodman Mercantile Co. store, and is plan 4 ning to attend some business col lege this fall ajid fit. herself for a Wool. lome On Wednesday, August 2d, there was brought to the big railroad warehouse in Roy, 54 wagon loads of wool, averaging rom 3,000 to 4,000 pounds to the uad, which was all purchased by the Floersheim Mercantile Co. at an averagé price of 13c per pound. The amount paid out for wool in this one day exceeded $10,000.00, and this is but a fraction of the wool that has already been pur chased and stored in the b'g warehouse. A conservative es timate on this year's clip is $175,- 000.00 worth of wool at present prices. The average amount of wool delivered at Roy during past years has been about $50,000.00 per year. S. Floersheim, presi dent of the Floersheim Mercan tile Co., is down from Springer superintending the delivery of wool from the flocks owned by his company, which will be at least one-fourth of the entire receipts. Wo should like for some of our Eastern friends to get these fig ures rightly in their heads. It would make some, difference in their opinion of New Mexico. position as stenographer and bookkeeper, a position for which she has many natural qualifica tions worthy of cultivation. Irvin Ogden, Sr., who has been employed at the Goodman Mer cantile Co. store for several weeks, has been dispensed with at that store, and is trying to de cide whether to take a vacation and go fishing, go out to the ranch and hoe weeds, accept one of several offers to go and run a threshing engine or do some one of a dozen other things that he can do if he wants to. In the meantime he is working at car penter work here in town. Leandro Archuleta will leave for the Antonio Joseph Hot Springs on Monday, to be gone six weeks. He hopes to be ben efited greatly, and no doubt- will, as the medicinal properties of those springs are unsurpassed. . The Variety Machine Works are crowded with work lately and working overtime, having to hire an extra blacksmith (?) Mrs. Remejio Lopez has gone to Buyeros, visiting. Don't forget to bring your girl down stairs for a dish of ice cream when you attend the dances at the I. O. O. F. Hall.