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SPANISH AMERICAN i asa? l'sA 11 ñ illil Vol. IX ROY, MORA COUNTY. NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, MARCH 16. 1912. No. 8 Cuervo Man Murdered William B. Terry shot and in stantly killed Oscar L. Brown, of Cuervo, at 7:30 o'clock Saturday night at the Terry home in Cuervo during a course of a revel which ended in a violent quarrel between the two men. lirown died as the result of receiving full in the brest a charge of buck shot from a double d-barreled shotgun, fired at close range through the panels of a door. A Coroner's jury brought in a ver dict to the effect that Brown was killed by a gunshot wound inflict ed by Terry and the latter has been placed under arrest by Deputy Sheriff Wiley O. Mahon ey. Mr. and Mrs. Terry, who were divorced some time since, have been living together, and it is said that Brown had been pay ing attentions to Mrs. Terry and had frequently visited her. Ter ry objected and there is little doubt that jealousy was the un derlying motive for the killing. Primrose Circle The ladies of the Primrose Progressive circle held their reg ular meeting at the home of Mrs, Lucy Wane, Thursday the 14th. Avery pleasant and interesting meeting was held aftor the meet tag adjourned an elegant spread was served by the hostess, which was heartily ijrjoyed hy all. . The Embroidery Club The regular meeting of the Embroidery Club gathered at the home of Mrs.F.J, Sheltreu, north of town Thursday and enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon. ' After the regular routine of business wus gone over, the hostess ser ved a dainty luncheon. Under-ground Silos The mutter of storing feed in this country has already become a serious question with farmers. The erection of huge hay-barns as is the custom in many eastern states is not yet practiced here on account of tho expense, yet the need of more and better feed and more practical ways of stor ing it has been amply proven this winter. Coming to the rescue at this time are the clever fellows who, in the absence of means to erect modern silos for the storing of green feed, have figured out a substitute which has proven in many ways superior to the origin al. This idea, which several far mers have carried out, is to dig a large hole in the ground as )urge and as deep as they need to store their feed., cut up all the fodder green and run it through an en silage cutter into this hole, tramp it in tight and cover it up as near air tight as possible, and protect it from l'ain or Hood water and when winter comes you have the best form of feed for all kinds of stock safe from wind and weather and with no expense save your labor in preparing a place and storing it. The cistern-silo has many ad vantages over the above ground kind. It costs nothing but your work to build it, it protects tlr ensiige from frost, it takes but little power to run the cutter to till it, less than half the power requireP to run a blower, it is ab- soultcly safe from damage by storm or, otherwise jmd Js. conr veuiently reached when needed by means of a rope and .windlass. We urge each farmer on the mesa to try at least a small silo of this kind. There will be an ensilage cutter here this fall as it has al ready been arranged for. Tepary Beans Many citizens of Roy have re cently received letters from Dr. tUway, of Tho Nebraska Ag.'l. College in regard to the crop plans and prospects for the coming sum mer. lie notes the special suc cess of the Tepary bean grown here for the first time last year by Wm. King and recommends them as the most promising bean crop for this Mesa. The Dr has pro cured a large quantity of these beans and will furnish seed free to farmers who will agree to give them a fair trial. These beans are more prolific' wore easily cooked, and some claim are of a finer flavor than the common Pip to bean ind will sell on the market every where along with the white Navy Bean thus having a market entire ly independent of local demands. Any crop having the endorse- mcut of as high au authority as Dr. Alway deserves a fair trial at any rate. A. J. Hern received a telegram from Springer Thursday annouc- ing the death of his aged father who has been residing at the home of Mr. Hern's sister, Mrs, A. J. Scherrer of Springer. Mr. Hern nnd daughter Mary left for Spriger Thursday to attend the funeral. McDonald on School The lamentable condition of affairs as to public education in New Mexico was revealed by sta tistics read by the governor. There are a thousand school dis tricts and only 1589 school rooms, 100,045 children of school age but only an enrollment of 56,778. and an average attendance of 32,548. There are 89 districts that held no school last year, 18 had school only for one month 45 for two months, 207 fot three months, and 179 foifotir months. The total expenditures including money spent for buildings were $997,891.39, or S7.32 per child of school "age, $12.89 per enrolled child, $22.47 per child attending as against an average of $49.91 for the United States. ' Liggitt Shannon nndwifeof St. Louis, Mo. who havebeen visiting at the S. B. Shannon home south of town left for their homo Wed nesday. Mr. Shannon tiled on a homestead before leaving and will return in a few months to make Roy their future home Doings of the Legislature r rom among tiie great mass of news and other stuff published in the stale dailies we glean few facts of special interest to Roy people. The committee on County and Municipal Corporations is L. C. Ilfeld, Crainpton, Hartt. Holt, Juan Navarro, Alldredge and Doepp. This does not seem to be especially favorable to our new county plans. The impres sion we get from tho reading of School Items The average is1 111. duily attendance The examination for the sixth month of school was held Mon day and Tuesday. Several of the primary pupils arc absent this week on account of.sickness. The first primary has been transferred from the primary school building to the main school building. The 8th and 9th grades are making preparation for their Annual Commencement Exercises. Carolina Vigil is again in school after an absence of several weeks caused by the illness of her father. Lucyle Allen a student of the seventh grade for tho past four months, returned to her home near Mills Tuesday. Dr. Roberts, President of the New Mexico Normbl School of Las Vegas, has promised to lec ture to the school and the public in the pear future. I tie tirst intermedíate- room was closed Friday and the pupils transferred to the other three rooms. This makes the rooms quite crowded but it was neces sary to do this on account of the financial condition of the school. A Communication Mr. T. E. Mitchell, the promi nent stockman of Albert, arrived in Roy Saturday from Pasadena, California, where he has spent winter with his family. Mr. Mitchell will return to California after spending a few days at his large ranch near Albert. It Happened Here Once upon a time there lived in a small village a saloon keeper who had as his star customer a skilled blacksmith. By degrees this blacksmith succumbed to alcoholism until his ambition, self-respect and health were gone and he had descended to the level of a "saloon bum." Still' he was a regular customer of the saloon keeper, and every dime he could beg or steal from his friends Or several Doners is: First that things are well organized in the M from llis wif. who supported senate as evidenced by the Lecture Dr. F. II. Roberts, President of the New Mexico Normal University and member of the State Board of Education, will lecture at the Odd Fellows' hall next Thursday 'evening, March 21st. Dr. Roberts is one of the best lectureres in New Mexico an everyone should turn out to hear him. There will be no admission chnrged and evrybody is welcome to attend. R. E. Alldredge of Springer, was in the city the tirst óf the week cheking interests connected with the Flocrsheim Mercantile Company of which he is a stockholder. Karl Guthman has been at his claim south of town the -past week building fence and making other improvements. He intends to return to Dawson soon. He called to see tho changes In this office since he used to preside over it. Adolph Vorenberg, a promi nent business man of Tucumcari is in the city. promptness with which they re ported out their committees, offi cers and subordinates. The second is that the House is not so sure of its footing as it is not making public, as yet, any of the doings of "The 'Ring' within the ring." All that we get at present is guesses, more or less wild by frenzied press report ers and others as to what they will do. One of the rankest of these guesses is that tho 'Stand pat republicans intend to unseat enough democrats to give them a working majority of two-thirds. This is, on the face of it, a physi cal impossibility unless every re publican member present Is a moral pervert, and we don't he licve they are. So wo class this! talk as the craven imaginings of a deseascd mind. The Senatorial fight seems to havo narrowed down to three probabilities, Andrews, Fall and Catron. The has-been party Bosses aro lined up against each in support of the favorites. Bur sum Is for Andrews and Solomon Luna is managing Fall and Catron We think we see thru this line up and wonder why some nifty bolt er don't bob up and take it from all of them. hiin and their children at the wash tub, was spent over his bir for booze. Finally the black smith died. Pitying friends ministered to him and provided for the family and a committee took up a collection and secured money to give him a decent burial. The saloon keeper who had taken all his earnings for months, was asked to contribute to the funeral expenses. "NO" he roared, ''I'd see him in first, the owed me a $15.00 booze bill and wont pay it, and he can rot in the street before I'll help bury him." The sequel Soon after, this same saloon keeper went to the widow of his former customer, the blacksmith, and compelled her to do fifteen dollars worth of washing for his family to pay tho dead man's booze bill. Maybe you know tho parties. If you do not, ask almost anvone in Roy They will tell you. At present it seeins that it will not be necessary to warn people against too early planting of gar den and other crops. If this weather continues much longer it will never be spring again. Lincoln, Nebr. March 6, 1912. Editor Sp-Am. Ruy, N. M. Dear Sir:-- . I am enclosing an article by Prof, lilinn of the Colorado Experiment Station dealing with alfalfa for dry farming. This is such an excellent article and so well adapted to the settlers in your district that I am sending it to you in the hope that you will be able to find space for its publication. The article was written especially for the settlers in the southwest under conditions similar to your own. In regard to varieties of seed, I do not think that you need to have any sent from out side your stato. Almost any variety is ' hardy enough for the winters that you experience on the mesa. The President of the E. P. & S. W. has asked me to select a man to look after agricultural matters along their lines during the coming summer. I shall se lect this man in time to have him at Roy by May the first. He will see that there is a supply of inoculating soil available for all who wish to sow alfalfa. This will be provided at the railroad station at Roy free of charge to the settlers. Those who intend to sow alfal fa this year should . have land plowed as soon as the frost is out and should then keep it under clean cultivation until S'jch time m Way as tfunuitirms re , must. favorable for planting. It is wise to not plan on starting- large field of alfalfa in rows as it re quires considerable labor to keep the weeds down until tho alfalfu plants get a start. Alfalfa sown broad-cast is hope less as a crop on the mesa. Mr. Mark Melton in the first session had a fair crop where it was sown broad cast but this enjoyed ex ceptionally favorable conditions and during the past year, so far as I am aware, there was not one good crop of alfalfa that had been sown broad cast. Mr. J. F. La Hue of Mills, sowed alfalfa in in rows two years ago and last year had three or four cuttings from this. I saw it soon after the third cutting was made. If this cutting had been left for seed he would have had a fairly good yield of seed. Yours Truly, F. J. Alway. Coronado County Should be Created There will ten or more County Divison propositions at the pres ent term of the Legislature. We hope that they will all go thr, for we have an altruistic feeling in the matter, we mean the people of the Eastern end of this county. It has been circulated that the Spanish American was at the head of the movement for the creation of the New County, with Koy as the county seat. Such gossip is absolutely false, we have taken up the cudgel in help ing the public affected by the movement and are endeavoring to put it before the Legislators in a true and concise form. We have no ax to grind, our fitrhfc with the Mora "Gang" should not have any bearing on the creation pf Coronado County. The Span ish American has no real estate to dispose of should the county be created and its aim is to aid and further the Interests of all the peoplo within the boundaries of the new proposed county. The Spanish American stands for its people and we do not give a con think about our stand. We am right and'this way we are goine ahead. A band of gypsies were in tl:a city Thursdoy trading horses and telling fortunes. They were certainly a curious sight. ÍV-M. Hughes,.- the-'-Solano' Merchant pnssud thru the citi-1 Tuesday enroute to Raton, wjhero he will transact business, - X- . Odis Hoskins ouifilarve Hickle came down home Tuesday. They have been working at Colfax all winter. Edgar Duncan a former student of the eiglh grade who ha1? been visiting relatives in Oklahoma, returned to Roy Tuesday. M. R. Goldenbcrg, a prominent merchant of Tucumcari and one of its lending citizens was in the city yesterday enroute to Las Vegas and other points on a, busniss trip. . Vic Soldpaugh was up from Solano yesterday transacting business, Chas. Kidd of the Kansas Vul- was transacting business in the city yesterday. Judge Wm. H. Pope has ap pointed Lloyd P. Upton.of Soiano U. S. Land Commissioner. Miss Alma Kitchellis home this week from her school at Dan Laumbach's ranch. Mr. Titterington, a nephew of E. F. Ivey arrived this week from southern California and has filed on a quarter section east' of town He came here to get away from the chilly fog.and drizzle of the coast country and likes this better. Joe Wertheim, representing the Peters Shoo Co., was in the city yesterday calling on the local trade. A. S. Bushkeyita and H. Ma- day, went to Springer yesterday to enjoy a couple of days fishing at the Springer lake. , Alfalfa For Dry Farming Alfalfa under dry farming con ditions can not be expected to grow with the same measure of success that it does under irriga tion, nor should the dry farmer expect success when alfalfa is sown in the same manner that is usually sown under irrigation; a different system of cultivation must be employed. Alfalfa is a very drought en during plant when it is once well established, if its roots can reach some deep sub-soil moisture, but it is a inUtnkcn idea that the roots of alfalfa will penetrate through dry soil to reach mois ture; it is impossible. It is es sential at the very start, In seed ing alfalla, that there should he moisture in the sub-soil. It is useless to attempt to seed alfalfa on dry land, that has not been previously deeply plowed for sev eral years, so that moisture has penetrated to considérale depth. If one contemplates seeding alfalfa the best plan is to summer till the previous season with clean cultivation. There arc at least three condi tions under which farmers could be advised to try alfalfa in the dry fanning districts. 1 Along creek beds or water courses where water fiom the un-, dertlow would supply the plants sulHcietly to produce a fair crop. 2 In locations that might he watered with a pumping plant, or where the runoff from storms could Le diverted onto fields, which were adequately ditched and furrowed to receive the water that might bo available after heavy storms from land ly ing above. There are doubtless many such spots through the dry farming sections that could be well devoted to alfalta. 3 On deep soil that has good moisture retention, and that has been deeply tilled t establish sub-soil moisture, alfalfa could be sown with a view to producing seed by seeding In wide rows, thirty-six to forty inchs apart, and sown very thinly in the rows. This has been a success in an ex perimental way at several points in the United States and when the conditions are understood, there is doubtless a great field for some men situated under the right soil conditions to engage in alfalfa seed growing. (To be continued next week.) \n\n tinental what the Mora "Gana"