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OMVERSnY DF HOT m!C0 LI3RAW -. ' CU UOlú i svg -a' t . r r Ü Í -a. 1 -1 i J j I j Vol. IX ROY, MORA COUNTY. NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, MARCH 30. 1912. No. 10 ti i IVf FAIL MD CATRON ELECTED SENATORS Andrews and Mills Withdraw from the Senatorial Race in Favor of Same Candidate, Making it Possible for Election of Fall and Catron. Santa Fe, N. M., Mar. 26th.-1 Amidst scenes of undescri bable enthusiasm Albert B. Fall and Thomas B. Catron were elected to the United States Senate today. The iate oí the later hung in the balance. When the roll had been called, he lacked four vote of election but before the result was annonnced enough legisla tors rose to change their votes to Catron, to put him safely across the wire. It was the Spanish Americans on tho .republican side who changed their minds at the critical moment. Overshadowing every event, Santa Fe this forenoon awaited in nervous suspense the balloting for two United States Senators st high noon and wondered whet her the agreement reached after midnight among the republican leaders would withstand the qniet but determined work that was done this forenoon by ths forces opposed to the republican organ isation to undo the work that was to elect Albert B. Fall and Thomas B. Catron to the United States Senate. It was at the house of former Delegate to Congress William H. Andrews, himself one of the leading senatorial aspirants, who with William J. Mills has stood second highest among the repub licans in the ballots thus far tali en for United States Senators, that the linal agreement as pro posed by National Committee v man Soloman Luna, who had championed from the start the cause of Fall and Catron, was reached with former State Chair man, Holin 0. Bursuin, who had championed FaU tuul Andrews, by which Andrews, for tlie sake of harmony, consented to with draw his name nncl to counsel those who voted for him to swing their vote into the Fall and Catron column. Simll.irl.Vi the friends of William .1. Wills, who had mado a coalition with the Fall forces, reached at the start, were tola that Mills had with drawn and that they were free to vote fir Catnm and Fall. Sneaker L. Baca was the only ut.mitil'mir block in Iho way of electing the senators today, hi nnimosiiv to Thomas 11. Catron being apparently insnperabl Primrose Circle The ladies of the Primrose Progressive Circle gathered at the home of Mrs. A. P. Duncan, Wednesday afternoon and held a very pleasant and interesting meeting. At the conclusion of the regular routine of business of the circle, the ladies were in vited into the dining room where a delightful spread con sisting of sandwiches, assorted cakes, custards, relishes, and coffee was gracefully served by the hostess. ' We also wish to state that con gratulations were in order, as Wednesday being the birthday of our worthy member, Mrs. W. G. Johnson, made the afternoon all the more enjoyable. Neis Waterhouse returned to Roy Monday from Kansas with a car of hossehold goods, farm im plements and stock. Mr. Water- house is a prosperous farmer who resides east of town. Declaration of ; Principles of the i - Progressive Republican League of the State of New Mexico Samuel Strang, of Kansas la a lute arrival in the view of locating. city with a Solano News Notes Glen Make, brother of Mrs. R. H. Carson, is here on a visit, . The objects of this league are the promotion of the follow ing principles. , 1. We believe in the language of Abraham Lincoln that "This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people." ' . 2. We are absolutely opposed to the corrupting influence of the special Interest in politics, boss rule, snd gang methods, and we favor none but clean men for official positions. 8. We believe in the election of the United States Sena tors by a direct vote of the people through an amendment to the constitution of the United States; and we are in favor of direct primaries for the nomination of alt elective officles, making the nominees directly responsible to the people rather than to party bosses. -1. Excepting the Articles of the Constitution of this stats relating to the elective franchise and education, we are in favor of making the constitution more easily amended. We be lieve in the election, of delegates to National Conventions by a presidential preference act, with opportunity to the voter to ex press his choice on his ballot for pretident and vice president. 5. We favor an early amendment to the constitution of the state providing a sensible and reasonable initiative and ref erendum an easier method of removing unfaithful and dis honest public servants of the state, than by the slow process of impeachment, and also an enlargement of the powers, and more clearly defining the duties of the corporation commission of the state. I 6. ' We favor a corrupt practice act limiting the amount of money that can be expended on elections requiring publicity from candidates, and political committees, of moneys expended and for what purposes, thus eliminating as far as possible, the corrupt use of money in politics. 7. We believe that all men are equal before the law, that no special privileges should be granted to anyone, rich or poor, not accorded to all men; but that each man should have an equal chance with every other man as a citizen and voter, without any discrimination whatsoever, except that of personal merit. 8. We welcome all voters to this league from other nolit- cal parties who have affiliated wVl, ivr wish to affiliate ; with progressive republicans, from sincere, honest and worthy mo tives, and for the carrying out of the principles of this league from seltiish interest.. Will those persons who are interested in the Progressive Republican League of the State of New Mexica, please cut this petition out and paste on blank paper, and secure signatures of voters, and send same to the Hon. Ueorge W. Pritchard, Pres., Santa Fe, N. M. BRIBERY CASE ABOUT COMPLETED Arrest of Bribe-Takers was Result of a Conspiracy, Cleverly Planned. Santa Fe., N. M., March 27. Contrary to expectations, it will take two more' days before the house bribery investigation com mittee will take tbe case against the four accused members of the house under advisement. The fourth of ths defendants, J. P. Lucero, wss still on tbe stand for cross examination when the com mittee met this afternoon. The prosecution will hear several wit nesses in rebuttal, and then the defense will introduce the wit nesses that will lay the foundation for a course that it Will press and which will furnish the sensation of the entire proceedings. The defense maintains that the arrest of the four men was not only a conspiracy to damage one of the leading candidates for the senate, but also an attack of the executive branch of the state up on the legislature. It will de mand that the mounted police man who arrested the four legis lators without warrant, without committment and without mak ing a sworn cnarce before a magistrate, be cited before tbe bar of the house for contempt and be meted out the severest punishment as a precedent. v very indication points to the ex oneration of the four defendants! from the charges against them. TRAGEDY IN SPRCIGER. Mrs. Lewis B. Speers Shoots Herself Following Arrest for Failure to pay Board BUL Springer, N. M., March 24. " Without funds and driven to desperation by her arrest Sat urday evening on complaint of '" the Springer hotel management, Mrs. Lewis B. Speers at about 7 o'clock this morning shot herself in the batl) room of the hotel with a 32 caliber revolver, and 12 hours later was dead. Mrs. Speers came here Febrn- ary 1st, from Santa Fe. Shortly after her arrival she was , joined by a daughter, aged 7 years. Niel represented herself ss having I money and several times ihadeV offers to buy the Springer hotel, where she was a guest. How- V -v r r School Items Lloyd Church is again in school after an absence of several days, Mrs. B. M. Cook, wife of Dr. Cook came in Thursday from Kentucky. Mrs. Geo. Evans of Tucumcari is visiting at the Upton Ranch at Miss Eva I'earch arrived this week from Wnodlawn, Okla. to live on her claim and look after her crops. Box Supper A Success The Box Supper and program given by the Graduating class of the Roy Public Schools last Tuesday evening was quito a success. Although the- audience was not so large as was expected, everything went off in a very satisfactory manner and the box es sold well, aoouc fcin.uu was re alized from the sale of the boxes by auctioneer Clarence Wright. Dr. Cates, who has been suf fering from rheumatism all wint f r, is improving. New Homestead Law The house of congress Wednes day passed a bill reducing from live to three years the period of residence required on homestead lands before patents are issued. It also permits entrymen and their families to lx absent from their homesteads live months In each your. Arrangements are being com pleted to finish the town-well. A young hoy, son of Mr. Jen nings, fell from a buggy, catch ing hi left leg in it wheel, and dislocating it nt the knee. The dislocation was reduced bv Dr. Conic, and no serious results arc expected. Everybody is respectfully re quested to come early to the Fifth Sunday Convention which takes place at the school house In Roy tomorrow, account of the election of officers. .Mrs. 11. W. Farmer was up from the Li Cinta Canyon Wei nesdiiy to meet her husband who returned from a business trip to Raton. H. Goodman was in Trinidad this week nttending to busiin matters in connection' with the Goodman Mercantile Co. Show to be Here Today . The Frank Adams Great Southern Railroad Shows are billed to appear in our city for two performances, this afternoon at 2 p. in. and tonight at 7 p. in. It is not very often that a good show appears here, so all should attend these performances, and help boost tho future show busi ness for Roy. Earl Cable Is out of school present visiting friends. at The School Board diplomas for the Class last Thursday. ordered the Graduating Monday is School Election for the election of one director for the term of three years. ever, these negotiations never re sulted in anything. The manage ment became suspicious of the woman, and on several occasions made insistan t demands that she settle for her board. She made excuses each time. Finally, a complaint was filed against Mrs. Spesrs last evening and she was arrested. t-v : 1 x uio oiurmug sue tuaue nu c a cuse to go to the bathroom. Al most immediately a shot was . heard. The guard burst open the door and found Mrs, Speers lying on the floor, a revolver " .'; plntphiwl in hr hiinil and hlnnd nnvmo frnm i.vniinii in lipr breast.- Slie made no- sutmeti S?',i and though conscious until her death she refused to talk. Mrs. Speers was a line appear ing woman and during her stay here had made many friends who are at a loss to account for he rash net. Her husbnnd, from whom she has been separated for some time, is in El Paso, while a sister, Mrs. C, M. Whiteman, lives in Denver, where she is Western Union manager at the Denver Stockyards. Both were communicated with, no response made burial by Springer people necessary. For School Director Levinis BeSniet, a prominent stockman of Chico, was in town the first of the week looking after cattle interests in this vicinity. C. C. Ferrol, who lias a near town is a late arrival DennUon, Texas, to look farm interests. claim from after Mr. .T. Floersheiin was n pleas-1 The Graduating Class has or unt caller on the school Monday. 1 ded their Commencement pro Cou'io again Mr. Floersheiin. . j grams and invitations from the ' Spanish-American, and when fin ished will be one of the finest Ernest Anderson was visiting , b e gotten out in Roy.--: ins om sciinoi-mates in too grain ar room Tuesday. I hereby declare myself as a candidate for the office of School Director for District SU, to be Clr..ra. Iva, Zelphia and elected April 1st, r.'i-. siuooci to. ci.cll (,t fol. SeiinS) 0ldn.. the will of the people, and earn-; Slln(lny ,,-hero 'they will visit estly request that all voters in-, . suffering w-ith terested in our school turn out and vot?. If elected I promise to fulfill the office to the best of my ability for the upbuilding of the schools in this district. Respectfully, ' W. S. WANE. E V. Noil, the popular fireman of tho Dawson road is in the city from Tucumcari, and will remain here for a week looking after farm interests. R. A. Pendleton.Homer Holmes and Bob Holmes came in from Cimarron Tuesday and will . re main here for awhile before re turning to work. Wm. Dunn arrived from Kan sas City Thursday, a;id will re main here for awhile looking after his claim north of town. D. C. Traister, the prominent cowman of Dellaven was hero Wednesday on a shopping exped ition. a fractured limb. The Liberty division of the Hoy school will' begin a two months spring term of school next Monday. Miss Olga Nelson will be the teacher. Rev. J. S. Russel spent Monday afternoon visiting the different Purl' rooms of the school, and made ad dresses to the pupils of each room. His addresses were highly ap preciated by the pupils. Mr. Russel expressed himself as very much pleased with the work be ing done in the different grades, and says Roy has one of the best schools in Northeastern New Mexico. Come again Mi. Russel. John Gallagher was up from his ranch near Dellaven the first of the week after supplies. Mr. Gallagher left us a nice order for stationery. Mrs. Clark Harper and children passed thru Roy Wednesday from Oklahoma, enrouto to their home near Mills. It Is the opinio of Roy people interested in the subject that the new law passed affects homo stead entries now pending as well as those to bo made in the future. The law cuts down tho required residence from live to three years and allows the set tler five month's absence each' year. He Is not obliged to make up the lost time. The new home stead legislation is expected to increase the number of entries materially. The State Examination for the eighth grade will bo held nt the The First Annual Commence ment of the Roy Public Schools will be held in I. 0. O.F.Hall on Friday evening April 19th. The main school building in Roy, following are tho graduates: April 12 and 13th. Pupils desir ing to take examination should be ready at eight o'clock for the work, i Try a Spanish American Ad. Mrs. F. A. Roy and Mrs. Col lins were pleasant callers on the different rooms of the school Wednesday. They . expressed themselves as wéll pleased with the work being done in the schools. .Call again ladies. Ninth Grade Zoe Cable, Mary Russel, Edgar Floersheiin, Lbyd Church and Earl Bauin. Eighth Grade Helen Alldredgo, TellE. Bradley, Joe Goodman, Allierto Branch, Raymond Tower and Ralph James. Miss Freda Leach, the popular school teacher of La Uinta, was visiting relatives in town Wednes dny. \n\n La Cinta.