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"IVEESITí 0 u 1 1 Alberto Valdez i P7P Vol. VIII Roy, Mora County, New Mexico, Saturday, August 26, 1911. No. 31 STATEHOOD AT LAST THE OBJECT OF THE FAIR A JOLLY GATHERING rp j' 'p 11 111, lü SPAM CAN Sil. Statehood for New Mexico and Arizona as reported under pro visions of the Flood-Smith reso lution, passed both houses of congress last Saturday and was signed by President Taft on Monday. This ends a fifty year fight for self-government by New Mexico and Arizona. The joint resolu tion provides for Arizona's ad mission with the recall of the ju diciary eliminated. If a majority of the Arizona voters ratify the amendment to except judicial of ficers from the recall, such amendment will become a part of Arizona's constitution. The resolution admits New Mexico into the union with pro vision for a vote upon an amend ment making its constitution easier of amendment. The pres ident is required within 30 days "after approval of the measure to certify the fact to the governors of New Mexico and Arizona, and within 30 days they must pro claim an election to be held be tween sixty and ninety days thereafter. According to official dope New Mexico and Arizona should hold their elections during the latter part of November. The first set of officers shall hold office until November, 1912, and be elected thereafter every four years. County officers are not eligible for re-election except in one or two minor offices. Steve Morris returned Thurs day, from Blanco, Colorado, where he has been visiting his sis ter for several weenis. Mr. Morris says crops are good in the San Luis Valley this year, but that the Roy mesa is good enough for him. J. E. Russell, Geo. Hobson, M. S. Bentley and C. E. Munsey, all of east of Mills, were in Roy Thursday, transacting land busi ness. Hon. Juan Navarro, J. D. Me dina and Jose Maestas of near Mills, were business visitors to Roy, Thursday. For good meals and up-to-date service, go to the Oriental Hotel. C. W. Farley made a business trip to Mills Friday. Don't forget to bring your girl down stairs for a-dish of ice cream when you attend the dances at the I. 0. 0. F.'Hall. ' What object have the farmers! and business men of Roy in hold ing a fair? This is a "fair" question. Is it to give us opportunity to dress in our Sunday best, buy a dime's worth of peanuts, see the races, and talk politics? Is it to be merely a three days jollifica tion, a strictly home affair of wtiich the outside world will know nothing? If so, then we will have gained absolutely NOTHING. We of this district know pretty well what has been raised. The majority of us have done our level best to make good crops ihis season. The fact that neighbor Jones raised better pumpkins than we, will not be much incent ive to better effort on our part the coming season. We are do ing our best and will continue to do so. No, we are not giving this fair to lind who is the most success ful farmer in this section nor to throw away three' good days on useless pleasures and selfish com petition. The object of this fair' is to gather together the biggest and very best variety of crop samples Baptist Church Organized. Rev. A. Barclay of Belton, Texas, closed a series of meet ings Sunday evening. Kev. Bar clay came to Roy on the 12th in stant and held daily meetings at the school house during his ten days stay in Roy. He succeeded in organizing a Baptist church in this town, the only Baptist organization on the mesa. Bro. Barclay is a forcible and free speaker, and attendance was never lacking during all his meetings. Catholic Church Notice. Church services will be held at St. George's Chapel at Roy, on Friday, Sept. 1, 1911. Notify .me of sick calls at my arrival in town. The Pastor. Joseph Uphoff of Anderson county, Kansas, is visiting here this week, and is looking over the country with a view of locating, Remember the Statehood dance at the I. O. O. F. Hall nextSatur day night, Sept. 2d. Come out and have a good time. and live stock, and that accom plished, to gather statistics and take photographs with which to show (by advertising through the mails) prospective settlers who are watching this section, exactly what we are doing, to show them in figures and in photographs that do not lie that "we have got the goods." The business men of the dis trict have done their share in do nating cash and premiums as in centives to get the farmers to bring in samples of their pro ducts. But even though not one premium be offered, every farmer who is interested in the advance ment of this, his HOME country, should be GLAD of the opportu nity to help .show the OUTSIDE world what we are doing. The. BACKBONE of this fair is the FARM Kit. If YOU will take enough interest, in the fair to bring in the biggest and best variety of crop samples you can gather, even though you do not expect to win a prize, the first annual Fair of the Roy District, to be heid October 5, 6 and 7, will be a grand success, and every citizen living In this community will see its good effect in increas ed immigration ami development. Announcement. The season getting late and wishing to make room for our fall goods which are now coming in, therefore we will offer summer merchandise of all kinds at greatly reduced prices. This will include summer dress goods, Ladies' White Waists, Children's White Dresses, Ladies' Kimonas, La dies', Gents' and Children's Ox fords, and Millinery and long Silk Gloves. Fair is coming on and you will want new clothes for the occasion, therefore you cannot af ford to pass up these bargains. Come early and avoid the rush. Goodman Merc. Co. Benj. A. Jordan and Geo. J or dan left Tuesday for their old home in Otterville, Mo., after a visit with Benj. C. Jordan of near Mills. They were both pleased with the country and each filed on a homestead east of Mills. i E. J. H. Roy left Thursday for a business trip to Springer, in the interest of the Roy Telephone Company. Spanish-American for news. The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Floersheim was the scene of a merry gathering last Tuesday evening, Miss Hilda Floersheim entertaining in honor of Miss Ada Willcox, who is visiting in Roy. The invited guests were Misses Ada Willcox, Ollie Mitchell, Blanche Kitchell, Alma Kitchell and Mrs. Willcox; Messrs. A, S. Hanson, W. H. Willcox, Millard Aldridge, C. L. Justice, E. J. H. Roy, Lee Anderson, Paul Ander son and E. V. Neil. Musical selections were ren dered by Mrs. Floersh.ira and C. L. Justice. ' Games were in dulged in. Miss Ollie Mitchell winning the word contest for the ladies and C. L. Justice being first for the gentlemen. E. V. Neil curried off the booby. After the music and games, dancing was continued until a late hour. A dainty spread was set for the guests, who pronounc ed the evening a continuous round of enjoyment and merri ment. Mills Items Mrs. Adolph Crews' brother and wife have been visiting her for the past week from Mo., while on a western trip. They starter1 for Pueblo, Denver and other points in Colorado Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Pelphrey passed through Mills, this week on their way , to Roy, for a visit to Mrs. Pelphrey's people.". Ella Johnson came with them and stopped off to make her parets a short visit. Mr. and Mrs. McClure have gone back to Missouri for a short visit. ' . ThuFleiss boysare busy thresh ing at some of the farmers' in the neighborhood. Some of the people are begin ning to harvest their beans. News is pretty scarce nowa days, but the people are all well pleased with the good rains of the last few days. Carlos Branch returned home Thursday, from Ft. Fred Steele, Wyoming, where he ' has been at work for the past three month. Forty miles to the next Soda Fountain. Better come in and get an ice cream soda at Fairview Pharmacy.