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,4 Vol. IX ROY, MORA COUNTY. NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, APRIL 27. 1912. No. 14 The Three Year Homestead Law The section given below will in terest all homesteaders. Sec. 2291. No certificate, how ever, will be given or patent is sued therefor until at the expir ation of three years from the date of each entry; and if at the expir ation of such time, or at any time within three years there after, the person making such entry, or if he be dead his widow or in case of her death his heirs or devisee, or in oaso of a widow making such entry, her heirs or devisee, in case of her death, proves by two creditable witness- ess that he, she or they have a habitable house upon, the land and have resided upon or cult! vated the same for term of three years succeeding the time of fil ing the affidavit, and makes affi davit that no part of such land lias been alienated except as pro vided in section twenty-two hun dred and eighty-eight, and that he, she or they, will bear true al legiance to the Government of the United States, then in such case he, she or they, if at any time citizens of the Uuited Suites, shall be entitled tp a patent, as in other cases provided by law: pro vided, that presence of said entry man or his family on the land for seven months in each calender year shall be held sufficient to constitute the residence required by this section but in case of comtnuntation the 14 months, of actual residence as now required by law must be shown: provided . mi . 1 .1 . . IP I inn wnere me person uiaimiit Graduation Night The people of Roy, and especial ly the parents of the young people of the graduating class, are still living over the triumph of the graduation night. Such an event deserves to be remembered as a "Rd letter day", for there are few towns of the size who can boast as bright, well trained and generally prepossessing a class as that which was matriculated from the Roy High School. The unexpected arrival of Dr. F. H H. Roberts. President of the State Normal School at Las Veg as, and member of the State Board of Education, was one .of features of the event that none could overlook. His happy facul ty of saying the right thing at all times in a way which you can not forget it and his happily worded advice and commendation to the class in presenting the diplomas was, in itself a treat. The orchestra, while overlooked in the general expressions of thanks, was by no means a heg lible quanity in the evening's en tertainment and the music was discreetly chosen with a view to relieving the tension between the other numbers on the program The floral tributes to the class were unusually beautiful and generally the people of Roy vied with each other in expressions of approbation. The ' Fly in the Ointment", to those who had entered fully in to the spirit of the occasion, was certain untimely remarks offered by some members of the School Board, touching certain petty difj- Obituary the entry dies before offer of final proo'f those succeeding to the en try must show that the entry man had complied with the law in all respects to the date of his death and that they have since complied with the law in all respects, as would have been required of the entry man had he lived, excepting that they are relived from any acquirement of residence upon the land. Kitchells Entertain The Misses Anna, Blanche and Alma Kitchell, entertained t number of friends Monday eve ning at their hotel parlors in hon or of their cousin C. V. Bonney, of Marlcy, 111., who left Tuesday for his home after spending the post three weeks visiting here, About thirty guests responded to the invitations sent out, and all enjoyed a very pleasunt evening. The main features of the eve ning were games, singing and several violin and piano selections rendered by some of thu guests At eleven o'clock a delicious luncheon was served by the host esses, which was enjoyed by all. At a late hour the guests depart ed for their homes declaring that they enjoyed ono of the lest times of the spring season. A Bill By Mr. Curry ferences and jealousies which pro bably do exist but which we believe bad no place on a festal occasion such as this. This disgression however, served the purpose of emphasizing, by contrast, the Sup eriority of the school chldren over even those who should be an ex ample to them in wisdom, justice and moderation and in the amen ities of life as well as in business management and discipline in school matters. Welcome the day when all men shall put away the petty jealousies thut mar, and dwarf and tell the story of man's savagery. Ollie Ellen Seright was born near Pleasanton, Kansas, July 2, 1885. Was united In marriage to Ross W. Eaton December 18, 1907. Departed this life April 15, 1912, being at the date of her death, 27 years; 9 months and 13 days. She united with the Chris tain Church in Pleasanton, Kans. in November, 1907, and lived a devoted christain life until her Savior called her home. She leaves a grief stricken husband, a mother, five sisters, three brot hers besides many other near relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Her father hav iog passed on before. The family has lost a devoted loved one and the cause of christ a faithful adherent and we are left to mourn our loss. In the death of Ella', as she was fumilar ly called, the community has lost one who was very dear to us. By her kindly genial disposition she wonmany friends, and it will be long before this name will be for gotten. But we do not sorrow without hope. We bow submiss ively to the will of Him who doethall things well, believing that our loss is her eternal gain. A short funeral service was held at the home near Mills, and her sorrowing husband and her sister, Miss Jessie Seright, start ed Thursday to her old home at Pleasanton, where funeral ser vices will be held. Interment in the Pleasanton, cemetery. . J- . A FltlEND, ' ; . B. D. H. ' X trr-z . Houn Dawgs for Roy - A crate of fox-hound pups from Disbee, Arizona, and consigned to a party in Roy, N. M., passed thru Tucumcari this week. The doggies were received here by agent Edwards of the Wells Fargo Express Company and later trans shipt via the Dawson route to their destination. Tucumcari Sun. Call for Democratic Meeting Notice is hereby given that there will be a Democratic meeting at the I. O. O. F. hall in Roy, N. M on the 1 st diy of May for the purpose of selecting 5 dulegates to the Democratic county con to bo held at Mora on the Oth day of May 1912. J. Florsheim Precinct Chairman Harry E. Godwin, . manager of the art department of the Pittsburg Dispatch, who has been visiting his wife hero for the past week left Thursday for his home. While here Mr. Godwin paid this office very pleasant call whih we enjoyed very much. Mr. God win was indeed su prised to find such a well equipped office in a town the size of Roy, and paid us some highompliinentr on our establishment, paper and work. Mrs. L. Pacheco and five children were struck by lightnimg during the storm of Wednesday nftnrnoon They were all standing around the stove and the lightning came down the chimney knocking them down and stuning them. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Alldredge, A S. Bushkovitz, Mrs. L.-K. Mitchell and J. Taylor left Tues day for the county seat in Mr. Taylor's touring car, to attend court which if now in session t tliut place. ' Mrs. G. Kitchell entertained the Embroidery Club Monday after noon in honor of her sister-in-law who left Tuesday for her home in Illinois. Mrs. Lilly B. Woods came in Thursday from an extended visit in Kansas. Delbert King, the gradin? con tractor of the E. P. & S. W. Ry Co. passed thru town Tuesday en- route to Abbott where he will spend about sixty days looking after the Company's interests. Newspaper Man Here Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenatives of the United Sates of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of constructing and maintaining and assisting in the constructing and maintenance of public roada and bridges in the State of New Mexico there is here by granted to said State five mil lion acres of the public lands with in the limits of said State. Sec. 2 That such lands hereby granted shall be selected and lo cated, subject to the approva of the Secretary of the Interior, from the unreserved, unappropriated and nonmineral public lands with in the limits of said Sate by a commission composed of the sur veyor, general, governor, and a commissioner of public lands of said State, and shall be selected in tracts of not less than forty acres, and such selections shall conform to the public surveys made by the United States or by said State under the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. Sec. 3 That such lands may he leased or sold, as nay be provided by the laws of the State of New Mexico, but shall not be sold until after appraisement and advertise ment for not less than four weeks in a newspaper published in the district where such lands are loc ated, and shall only be sold to the highest bidder at such sale, and at a price of not less than one dol lar and twenty -five cents per acre. Sec. 4 That such lands and the proceeds of the lease, sale or rent al thereof shall constitute a trust and Kia Attorney Genral of the United States shall have authority to prosecute, in the name of the United States and in its court for the district of New Mexico, such proceedings at law or in equity as may from time to time be nec essary and approriate to enforce the provisions hereof and of the laws of New Mexico relative to the application and disposition of said hinds and the products and funds derived from the same: Provided That nothing contained herein shall be construed as a limitation upon tho power of the State or of any citizen thereof to enforce the provisions of this Act or of the laws of New Mexico relative to such lands in the courts of such State and of the United States. Refused to Aid Washington, April 22-With succor only five mile away, the Titanic slid into its watery grave carrying with it, more than 1,600 oi its passengers and crew, while an unidentified steamer that might have all failed, or refused to see the frantic signals of those onboard. The tragic disaster was brought to day before the Senate inves tigating committee, when J. Box- hall, fourth officer on the Titanic told of his unsuccessful attempts to attract the stranger's attention. This vessel, according to Boxhall could not have been more tbau 5 miles away and was steaming a- way from the Titanic. So close was it that from the bridge. Box hall saw the lights. With rockets and with the Morse elctric signal did th young officer, hail the ship. Captain Smith and sever al others in the vicinity of the .bridge declared at the time it was their belief that the stranger had seen them and was signalling in reply. Boxhall failed to see the replies, however, and in any case the stranger kept on its course, obliquely past the Titanic without lending aid. An Interesting Bible Talk (By Miss Vivia Griner.) Primrose Circle The ladies of the Primrose Pro gressive circle held their regular meeting Wednesday afternoon, and were entertained by Mrs. A. S. Bushkevstz, at the Oriental hotel. A very interesting meeting was held and after the meeting adjourned a dainty lunch was setv ed by the hostess. Graduation Dance Plant a Few Trees Masonic .Meeting The dance given at the Odd Fellows Hull last Saturday eve ning, was one of the best stunts pulled off this season. The dance drew a very large crowd, owing to the fact that it was given in honor of the Graduating Class of 1912, of the Roy Public Schools The music for the occasion was donated by Mrs. J. Floersheim, piano, A. S. Hanson, violin and C. Floersheim, drums. The class wishes to thank the orchestra and the people who at tended and helped make it grand success. The trees surrounding the Ideal Grocery and the few other trees in town are beginning to leaf out and before long will present most attractive contrast to the treeless prairie which surrounds our city. Nothing would add more to the appearance of the residence or the farm than a few choice fruit or shade trees, and if every property owner of Roy would planta few trees around the house or along tho street, they would make life more pleasant and add an increased attractive ness to the place. All regular members of A. F and A. M. in the community are requested to meet at Roy, N. M., Saturday, April 27th, at 2 o clock. We would like to have all the Masons in the community present and especially those con templating going into the lodge at Roy. ' . C. E. Hunt. W. E. Earick, an old timer of this country was in Roy Thursday on his way to the coast from his home in Corona. His many friends were glad to see him. Henry Lobert of. Mills was a business visitor in the city Thurs-dny. Bud Tindall arrived in the city Thursday from Texas.after an ex tended visit in that country. Seems Bud can't keep away from home but we are glad to see him back. Roman Szajkwoski, a commiss ion man an a close friend to H, Maday, took a notion to suprise Mr. Maday and arrived in Koy Wednesday from Chicagotospend some time visiting, with the prob ability of locating here if he can find a suitable business. Fred S. Brown returned Wed nesday from a three weeks visit spent in St. Louis and other east ern points. Ho reports farmers are out of feed and are forced to buy hay at the price of $30.00 per ton, and the floods have done a great damage to the farmers New Mexico ain't so bad Huh? Thefirst real rain and hail storm of the season occured Wednesday afternoon and lasted nbout an hour The hail storm was a hard one. About two inches of water fell in all. With a little warm weather the gross should come a flying. Clarence Wright, Harney Tyler and Leandro Archuletta drove to Mora last Saturday to attend court J. Floersheim was among those who attended court at Mora this week. , T. E. Mitchell the prominent stockman of near Albert, was 'a business visitor in the city Wed nesday and Thursday. , Pablo Branch and family left Wednesday for Mora where they will spend about a week visiting relatives. Dr. Frank H. H Roberts, pres ident of the New Mexico Normal University, returned Saturday night from a trip to French, Paw son and Roy. Dr. Roberts visit ed the schools in these three (owns making the commencement ad dress in Roy Friday. Las Vegas Optic. (Continued from last week.) We not only desire the perfect attention of your children, but we want you,- Do you not think: that you could lay aside a few of the wordly cares on Sunday morning (as do the leaders and workers in the Bible School) and help us make a success of this good work? It is extremely discouraging to a teacher, to try to teach, a class in which the attendance of the pupils, is very irregular. The lessons must be studied in con nection, to derive much benefit from them. Indifferent attend ance is as hard on the pupils as on the teacher. You cannot ex pect pupils attending the gram mar schools, to gain much bene fit from the lessons, if they ar absent half or three-fourths of thé time. Neither need we ex pect much good to be derived from our Bible School lessons, unless we make it a point to at tend regularly and to study the 'essons. Parents, do you expect the teachers and officers of the Bible School to take more inter est in the spiritual welfare of vour children than do yourselves? Unbelievable as it would appear, we are sometimes led to think so. Don't compel us to urge and urge continually, to get people to do their duty. We who are teachers in the Bible School, 'love our pupils dearly, and have an undivided in- r terest iffWery pupil under oar4 care. Wre strive to gain the con fidence of our pupils and it is our desire that the pupils may feel and know that in their teacher. they have an interesting friend, who is always ready to offer sym pathy and a helping hand in time of need. To accomplish any good worlc in a community, takes courage and determination. The secret of accomplishment lies in the an swer of the urchin, who was ask ed if ho though he would get the wood chuck for which he was en ergetically digging: "Get him? Why, man, I've got to get him; the minister's coming to dinner and there ain't no meat in the house." Are you not willing to help do thoso things which are worth while, those things which count for something in the progress of the world? Each one of you can do some thing, nobody else can do: name lylive your life. You have your chance, if you will only take it. and I have mine. "Life in short is what we make it." We can shirk the responsibil ities of life nnd make it an empty bubble if we choose, or we can make our lives beautiful by doing with all our mights whatsoever our hands findeth to do, in lend ing a helping hand to those in need and by keeping ourselves "unspotted from the world." The Bible School Association cannot but be a success if each one, who 1ms put on Christ, will steadily uphold His banner, and bear in mind these words "If God bo for us, who can be against us?" The city has been a little quiet the past week owing to the fact that most of the citizens were call ed to the county scat to attend court. Rev. Father Collier, of Spring er said mass in the chapel of St. George in this city Thursday morning. A large congregation as usual, greeted him. G. W. Rudisill was up from his home near Solano Thursday and subscribed for the Spauish Amer ican for a year.