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Vol. IX ROY, MORA COUNTY. NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, APRIL 13. 1912. No. 12 SPAMS Auction at the "Laguna Seca" Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Russel gave the first party of the spring season at their beau tiful homo on "Laguna Seca" two miles east of Hoy, in honor of their daughter Miss Phoebe, who is home from Las Vegas for her spring vacation. The invitations were very un ique and somewhat puzzling, for it was an auction, and each and everyone was requested to bring a parcel, the value not to exceed the sum of "10c". About fifty guests responded to Mr. and Mrs. Russel's hospit ality. W. Fred Ogden acted as the efficient auctioneer. Everyone knows Fred's ability as an auction er, and the laughter and enjoy ment derived thereof, made the evening óneof the most enjoyable in the history of Koy'g social world. At eleven o'clock the hostess served a delicious two course luncheon. After which several piano solos were ably rendered by some of the guests present. The time so enjoyably spent passed so quickly, that no one realized the fust approach of the "wee sma' hours". With a pleasant good night the guests departed declaring Mr. and Mrs. Russel royal entertainers. Breaks Jail at Las Vegas Las Vegas, N. M., April 8. J. H. Carrol, being held on suspicion ofbeing connected with the recent robbery of the A. Didler store in Helen last week, made his escape Sunday morning by digging his way out of the city jail. After his escape, Mr. Didler arrived in the city and identified a suit of clothes sold by the man as one that was stolen from his estab lishment. Last night, John Ryan, charg ed with burglary and awaiting the action of the grand jury, mudo his escape from the county jail by cutting a hole in the roof. Kyan, who had been ill, was al lowed to sleep in a room on the second floor. He made a dummy of blankets and clothing and covered it with a quilt, deceiving the jailers. Neither mun has been captured. Double Execution at Socorro A Surprise Party. Mrs. Etta Archuleta aná Mrs, E. Archuleta gave surprise party on Mrs. Etta's husband, Carlos, last Thursday night. The plans were arranged very clever )y and Carlos was kept wholly in the dark concerning it until the imests becran to arrive. About 25 guests were present, consist ing of Father Reed, John Reed, L. Reed and wife, Mrs. Hickle and family, M. Conner and wife, J. Mackey and family, C. K. Hunt and wife, and Messrs. Jennings, Hutchinson, Hepburn, Hoskins and others. The evening was spent in singing, playing instru mental music, and other pleas ant entertainment. A midnight lnnch was served and after sing ing "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" the guests retired feeling that it was good to be there and wishing the Archuletas happiness and prosperity, Enlarged Homestead Law. In the case of Cornelius Seitx, who August 1!), 190fi,made home stead entry and September 20, 1909, made additional homestead entry under the act of February 19, 1909, upon which final proof was made on both entries Sep tember 12, l'J'.l, and final certifi cate issued by the local land of fice, the Commissioner of the General Land office, under dato of April 2, 1912, rejected the final Socorro, N. M., April H. Two men convicted of lirst degree munlerat the term of the dis trict court now in session here were condemned to expiate their crimes on the gallows May 3. Sentence was pronounced this morning in open court by Judge MerrittC. Mechem. The luck less victims-to-be are Francisco Granado and Irvin Frazer, alias John W. Gates. Unless Gov. W. C. McDonald should extend ex ecutive clemency or grant a re prieve, the men will be hanged on the morning of May 3rd. It will be the first hanging in So corro county in several years, and the first in the new state. The crime for which Granado is doomed to forfeit his life was wanton killing of Manager Free man and Bookkeeper Clark, of the Mogollón Mercantile Com pany at Mogollón late in Febru ary, when the men were shot to death during a hold-up by Gra nado and another desperado of their store there. The other bandit was shot to death by a posse which went in pursuit of them soon after the tragedy, but Granado, when he saw capture was inevitable, surrendered. Frazor was convicted of the murder of Deputy Sheriffs Hall and Sinithers in a pitched battle with the officers on the V-Cross-T ranch, when the posse of which the dead officers were members, suddenly came upon Gates and two fellow outlaws, who were at- Clayton Man Dies Mysteriously Clayton, N. M., April 8. A coroner's jury held an inquest Thursday afternoon on the body of W. M. Mackey, who was sup posedly killed by ahorse kicking him on the head. The verdict Miss McDonald Weds Secretary The culmination of a two years' romance occurred last Saturday afternoon at the Methodist par; sonage at Alamogordo when the Rev. Edward Lebreton united in marriage T. A. Spencer and Miss was that he to his death by blows; Frances McDonald. Both the on the head cause unknawn. lyoung people are well known Suspicious circumstances here. The bride is the accoin point to his having been murder- plished and pretty daughter of ed and the boy who was working on his place has been put under arrest. The storv told by this boy does not correspond with the story told by Mackey's wife who is totally blind and helpless. The large pool of blood on the ground could not be accounted for and Mrs. Mackey testified their dog ran a jack-rabbit into the house and caught it, of which the boy knew nothing, though he testified that the dog had part of the carcass of a jack-rabbit in an outbuilding on an old quilt. He also testified that the horse threw Mackey and he became .tangled up in the harness and was dragged some distance. The body bore evidence of being drag ged but not in the manner des cribed by the boy. The uffuir is a very sad ono as the widow is blind and alone. present chief executive, who by the way whs appraised of the momentous event by a telegram after the ceremony. No friends were present at the ceremony be cause none knew of the event. An Interesting Bible Talk (By Miss Vivia Griner.) Some two years ago the main officers of the different Bible Schools in the vicinity of Roy, met and decided upon having a union meeting of all the schools upon the 5th Sundays of the year, for mutual benefit. This organization became known as. The Bible School Association, and the purposes thereof were as follows: To encourage one an other in the Bible School work, to discuss dilhculties which ariso (for most difficultiesand trouble are simplified, by discussing proof as to the additional entry for the reason that residen.ee tempting to escape to Mexico fí ojon nd cultivation of the orfg-1 ter a sensational jail break at inal entry maintained prior to the date of the additional entry can not be credited to the additional entry. It is held that proof can not be made on tho additional en try until it is live years old. New proof mny be made thereon when it is not less than five years old, upon the allowing that entryinan has cultivated an amount equal to one-eighth of the area of the ad ditional entry, beginning with its second year, and one-fourth of the area beginning with its third year, and continued as required by Section 4, of tho act. This cultivation may be of land cm braced in either the original or the additional entry, and resi dence may be continued on either entry. Deining, when Gates' pals liber ated him. One of the outlaws was killed, and the other two es caped. Gates, two weeks later, was arrested at El Paso, Texas. Lopez to Retain Seat The House committee on Priv- liges and Elections decided Wed nesday afternoon that Honorable Remegio Lopez Dem. from this district, whose seat was contested by Marcelino Martinez Rep.should retain it. This will be good news to Mr. Lopez's many friends of Mora Co. The ladies of the Primrose Progressive Circle met at the home oí Mrs. A. K. Davis, Wed nesday afternoon. A very in teresting meeting was held, after whicn the ladies enjoyed a most d' licious luncheon served by the The dance at the Upton ranch takes place tonight instead of the 30th, as stated in the last issue of the Spanish American. Sunday School Convention The first 8. S. Convention for 1912 was held at Roy, Mar. 81 The program was carried out as outlined by the executive commit te C. E Hunt delivered the conven tion address.The following officers were elected for 1912: President Mr. Pipkin; Vice President, C. E. Hunt; Sec. and Treasurer. Mrs. Geo. Lucas; Field Secretary, Mr Johnson. The next convention will be held at Mosquero the fifth Sun day in June. N E. J. H. Roy, A. S. Bushkevitz and F. H- Foster were business visitors in Clayton, Trinidad and Denver this week. The gentle men went from here to Clayton in the Roy touring car and from there took the train for Colorado, Commencement Exercises , Next Friday Night On next Friday evening April 19th, at 8, o'clock at the I.O.O.F. Hall will occur The First Annual Commencement of the Kgy Pub lic School Twelve of the brightest pupils of the Roy District will receive their diplomes. Seven for the eight Grade and five for the ninth Grade. The graduates are as follows Edgar Floersheim, Mary S. Rus sel, Zoé M. Cable, Loyd E. Church, A. Earl Baum, Helen M. Alldredge, Ralph E. James, Anna K. Johnson, Joseph S. Goodman, J. Uaymound Tower Albert P. Branch, and Tell E. Bradley. The admission will be free and the class extends a cordial Invitation to everybody to be prasent. Lon J. Sears of Abbott was here Wednesday to receivo an automobile which he shipped out from his old home in Boomville, Mo. Mr. Sears is a new arrival in our community. lie intends to stay here permanently and engage in the stock raising business. Solano News Notes Prospects are good for a good wheat crop this year, as the wheat is now in a fine oondition, and the ground is wet several feet deep. Mrs. Spencer is a graduate of them with others, who have had the Wolfe Hall, a fashionable school at Denver, is the popular and charming ltaderof the young er set and a general favorite in Santa Fe. The bridegroom came to New Mexico two years ago from his home in Kansas' City and has been engaged in an ex ecutive capacity on t he McDonald ranches near Carrizozo. His effi ciency attracted not only the good will of his employers but the affection of his employer's daugh ter and the inevitable happened. Mr. Spencer is a graduate of the Westport Mo., high school, and has made many friends dur ing his stay in New Mexico. Tho two young people left Car rizozo at noon Saturday for Ala mogordo and returned that eve ning with the knot safely tied. They started for the Capital al most immediately and are now receiving their host of friends, who.ftre -showering1" con2Tatu'a; tions upon them, at the Executive Mansion. They will be at home to their friends for a few weeks at Carrizozo. The wedding seems to be quite as much of a surprise to the principals as to their many friends and it will be some time before definite plans for a honey moon journey will be made. Santa Fe Fireman Injured Fatally F. M. Hughes, D. M. Talbot and C. N. Skinner passed thru here Tuesday in Mr. Hughes' touring car enroute for Clayton. There will be a larger area sow ed in spring crops this year than ever before, and condition point to a very prosperous season. R. H. Housour came in this week from Raton to look after his claim. Dr. P. P. Cook made a trip to Sante Fe to register with the Medical Board, returning Mon day. Clarence Wright and Barney Tyler made a business trip to the La Cinta Canyon the first of the week. Rev. W. E. Down of the Bap tist Church will preach at the school house Sunday morning and evening April 14th,. Ivery body cordially Invited to attend. Jim McMurdo was down from Abbott this week transacting business. List your property witli the Roy Real Estate ft Abstract Co. They will find you a buyer. J. R. Meltons merchant of near Mills was a business visitor in the City Tuesday. H W. Hobbs, of the Hobbs Hardware Co. of Raton was call ing on local trade the first of the week. Wnnted- A good reliable farm hand to do general farm work, for three months or more. Apply to E. W. Paxton 12 miles east of Roy. Las Vegas. N. M., April 8. Frank Telfor, a Santa Fe fireman with a run out of this city, was fatally injured early this morn ing at French station, near Raton when he was struck by the iron vork of a bridge. Telfor was firing the second engine of a double-header drawing passenger train No. 8. For some reason he projected his head out of the cab window and was struck. He was discovered by his engineer a short time afterwards, lying on the floor of the cab unconscious. He was taken to Raton on the same train, where tonight he lies at the point of death. F. M. Hughes returned Wed nesday with his new Ford Auto mibln. - Severnl tracts have changed hands lately at fair prices. L B. Thornet is Taken Back to the Coast for Trial W. R Martin, the H. T. Cow., mau was business visitor in the city the first of the week. Joe Ballard was seen amongst the boys in town this week from his rancho near Albert. Rnv Fox of Sanchez, N. M . J. R. Trammel, of Oklahoma, J. W. Ethridge of Texas, and H. S Ward of Kansas 'filed on homesteads befor U 8. Commiss ioner Upton this week. W. U. Hasting returned Thur sday from Cimarron where he has been at work, to put in his crop. Monroe Woodward, brother of Charles Woodward, section fore man here, was taken to the hos pital at Tucnmcari. sufferinsr from a severe attack of ery sepelas. L. B. Thornet, the escaped fed eral prisoner arrested Wednesday at Mills' ranch in Mora county, by U. S. Marshall James H. Smith, was yesterday taken by that officer to California to stand trial. Thornet had been in jail lere since Friday night, when he and his captor arrived. Thornet is charged with permitting a fed eral prisoner to escape, while he was acting as a guard. He had been arrested once . 1 efore on a charge, in Oregon, hut broke out escaping with several other crim inals. Albuquerque Journal. L. A. Brown and wife of the Kansas Valley were in the city Wednesday on a shopping expedition. similar difficulties): to inspire or stimulate others to greater efforts in the Bible School work; toestab lish new schools in localities that have become able to support & school of their own; for the inter change of thought on methods an j means of improving the Bible School in every way; how to in terest the people of every com munity in the Bible School work; and last but not least to some to get a good square meal at din ner time; for a bountiful dinner is always served on the grounds. However it is the purpose of the Committee to make the spiritual feast for the inner man, far sup erior to the feast for the physical man; and so far, I think it has, been agreed, that the association, has been successful in this work. With tho exception of our last two meetings, when the weather was such as to make a meeting anioMt impossible the iittondance' and the interest manifested have been good; but we feel that they can and should be made better. While we realizo that tlrere are many difficulties in the way of good attendance at these conven tions (one of them being poor faculties in the way of travel, for many of us live at a distance) the main obstacle that bars the way of perfect success, appears to be indilterance of the people. If this is a noble work, in a noble cause and I think most people are agreed on this question it is self-evident that it deserves tho interest and the aid of tho en tire communities, which aie re presented in our Bible School Association. The question under discussin is what can we do to interest the people in the work of this Bible School Association? Since the Bible School Associa tion is but an out-growth of-or rather a ijombination of the indiv idual schools of the community into one huge Bible School, it seems to me that if we could s. rouse the people of each com munity, which furnishes us its delegates, to feel the responsibil ity which rests upon them person ally, as far as the welfare of their own schools, is concerned, the question the Bible SchooL Association work, comes near be ing solved. This then, brings an other question to the front nam ly: How can we get people inter ested in the Biblo School Work? This is a question that has been puzzling the minds of the Bible School Workers in Roy, and many other communities siso, for Ho who solves this question. will certainly be a benefactor to the world, and may he he allow ed to roam at large. The Bible school stands for the betterment of tne world and as such should at least hold as im portant a place in any community as does its sister, the secular school. (To be continued next week.) Spanish-American for news.