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Affil f A ll-: EÜ3 füz With virilice To ward Non. ; W.itK.,. harity "For ;A11- Ahd With Firmness In The Right'' ol. XI. ROY, MORA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO.. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1914, No. 40 S ' I H U ;fl ( 11 V ft ti U H V i Another Tragedy Another serious affair occu red last Friday just ever the line in Union County in which . Lester fi1ranklyn was seriously wound ed with a knife in the hands of '"Buster" Woodard and was brought to Roy for surgical care. An altercation seems to have started some time previous be tween Frankly n and other mem bers of the Wood ward.family and it was taken np again at the meeting- of the two men at the Bean threshing machine. Words led to assault and Woodward used a pitchfork and then a knife on Franklyn. Each party charges the other with being the aggres sor. Franklyn is at. Dr. Self's with a knife wound in the lung cavity,. He will likely recover. The sheriff from Clayton came in an auto Sunday and arrested Woodward taking him to Clayton on a charge of assault .with a deadly.weapori. ' . Both parties to the. affair are well and favorably known in the community and it is altogether regrettable they should have got ten into this entanglement. Tha Daughters of Rebekah held a social session last Friday eve ning after the business session was over. Refreshments were brought by the ladies and after m dulging in hot coffee and other viands they indulged ina social game of cards. N Itis a plan tohave entertainments of various kinds each evening hereafter during , the winter months and to make Lodge night attractive to those who attend. The Embroidery ' Club was entertainechby Mrs, A.L. Collins Thursday at her home near the School building. As usual all the members .were .present and enjoyed the regular program of yisiting and feasting. . The people of. St. George's Catholic Churcn in Roy are pre paring to give a series of enter tainments for the benefit of the Church. The special object is to raise money to Jmild a Choir Loft and oth.er needed improvements. The first is to be a Grand Ball at the I.O.O.F. Hall Hallowe'en, Oct. 31st. Tickets are now being sold for thisevent. Another ball is to de given the night, of Thanks giving day, Nov. 26th. A committee ,; of 'ladies is in charge of the arrangements and all public spirited as well as the pleasure loving people should patronize the enterprise liberal ly. ; LARGE'SIZED ' W00DP1 LE; IS PTr TO-CON hiO Corporation taxes may be reduced or abolished, anc! burdens apon otner property correspondingly, increi sed y spools and roads to suffer while bill for high salaries ior. county o-i'kew is to bo passed; SchDme to unseat Democratic members, as tü ssnata unseated Homero from Socorro county, in order to get two-thirüí majority and pass legislation over governor's veto. .... A desperate attempt was made during ths constitutional convention . to. incorporate a provision that would have practically exempted certr-i-classes of corporate property from their just- burdens "of taxation.-in this state. Through the solid . opposition of- the .'Democratic membsro, jsr.:s:e... by a number -of Republicans, the effort, was. defeated, though it carVie'. by one vole in the committee on revenv.e and taxation. Backed by corporation interests, the last session of the legislature submitted an amendment, which will bo voted on at the coming election by which it is proposed. to repeal the first clause of Section 3. of the state constitution, thus wiping out the following provision: . : "THE POWER TO LICENSE AND TAX CORPORATIONS ANP ftOR . PORATE PROPERTY SHALL NOT BE RELINQUISHED OR SUSPEND ED BY THE STATE OR ANY SUBDIVISION HEREOF." Let the taxpayer ask himself, who would be benefited by this arhei: ment? Why sliould the state or any ; county relinquish or. suspend tin right to tax corporations or corporate property? t ' Railroad Valuations. The State Board of Equalization was given the right und?r the con stituticn to value railroad property for taxation, purposes. The values placed oil the railr&ads by the present board are nearly six times the valu ations of the same properties under the last territorial administration.. .- Under the proposed amendment, endorsed by the Republicc.ii slat convention and ccnde-imed by the Democratic state platform, not only" wo1!1 the constitutional provision making such tax mandatory be striclcen 'or.t Ir. . the State Board of Equalization itself would be abolished, thus 'leaving th taxpayers of the state at the mercy of the next legislature. Remember the Hawkins Law. Should the legislature be composed of honest and competent men mc. of more than usual judgment and of unpurchasable honesty the state wou not suffer from the j.;' -osed amendment, should it carry. But the people o. Now Mexico have not forgotten the- Hawkins law, rt pealed by congress because of the scandals connected with its operations, c the methods by which the bill was passed by the legislature reported to hav. been at an expense of $16,000 paid out in bribes. - . It is believed that a better lower house will be elected this year ths? ever before. The Democratic conventions in. the various counties and dis tricts have nominated unusually good men, and there is -little douot that : .majority cf them will be elected. '- Trying for Two-thirds. But it should be remembered that, owing to the shameless unseating- o Senator Romero of Socorro county, the Republicans liave a two-thirds majoi ity in the senate, and, furthermore, it can be said without the fear of contra dictkn that efforts have been made to pledge a number of the Republican candidates this year, if a majority of them are elected, to unseat enougr Democrats to give the lower house also a two-thirds majority, so.that'meab ures may be passed over the veto of the governor. - There are two chief reasons why the Republican leaders want ' a two thirds majority in the house of representatives, as wolll as in the senate. On of them is for the purpose of passing a high countj; salaries bill ?5,00j "year for the sheriffs of first-class counties, and other salaries graded accorc . ingly; and the other one is, if the amendment carries, to readjust corporation taxes to the liking of the big corporations. Taxes May Be Increased. Let the taxpayers understand that if the Republicans win, in order to carry through their present program, the farmer, tbs real estate owner, the business man and the live stoek owner will either jiave his taxes increased enormously, fully twice what he paid last year, or he will have to return to the old system of poor schools and inferior roads. - Don't let him imagine that he will escape. Unfler the present law he is taxed on only one third of the valuation of his. property. It would be easy for the legislature to repeal that act and levy the taj;es on the full valuation, or three times as much as he is taxed now. 4 Should the amendment carry, the corporations t en may be taxed by any sys,em or not at all, as the legislature may see fit is up -to the taxpayers to protect themselvetf this year by voting the Democjttc ticket -and by voting against the proposed pmnclments to th Miss Myrtle Palmer returned from Iowa Saturday ahd will make her home here in future. We gladly welcome her and will tell more about it later. Sheriff Dudley, of Da wson, was in Roy Friday of last week mak ing a personal investigation of the shooting affair of last week. He is a friend of all parties con cerned andwas-aft'erallthe facts he could learn concerning it. 'africahjn mmm PISCBVEIO m ri Ié mrr a m i t m mn n . .rm . Mrs. G. R. Ábernathy arrived Wednesday from Iowa where she has been for several months tak ing medical treatment. She is looking fine and is glad to get back home again. : " Webb Kidd arrived from Tex as Saturday and went to Las Ve gas and Mora Monday to see what can be done regarding his brother, Oscar, and friend Bert Jay. , ST TOM ! Beem-Driskill Married at this office b.v Judge' P. H. Foster, James C. Driskill and Miss Matilda M. Beem, both of Mosquero. - The wed din sf party including the parents of thebrde weie guests at the Commerclal Hoti'l. The young people were accom panied by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Driskill and. plan to' leave at once for Elk City, Kansas on a wedding trip. They are attractive young people and we trust they may re alize the best of their expectation in the new relation. Rev. Gaskill of Solano his been sent to a new Held at Nara visa and Rev. Ford, óf Vandalia Illinois has been sent to take his place here. A movement is on foot to have him come to Roy for services once a month. We shall be glad to'welcome'him and get' acquainted.. H. B. Jones, President of th Roy Trust and Savings Bank came up from Tucumcari Wed nesday on business lie is be ginning to look upon his holdings here as good property. Jimmie Turner and a couple of friends from Dawson drove thru town Monday with a team and camp outfit headed for "La Cinta Canyon where they will try to get their share of deer They are well fixed to have a fine time anyway. They will visit Mrs. Turner's ranch on the way back.. It was our privilege to dine with other friends at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kidd six miles east of town Sun day. It was one of the good old fash ioned home dinners suchas Mrs. Kidd knows so well how to pre pare with addition of .voung juicy venison, procured by the prow ess of John Wire, who brought in.a fine young buck f rorii the canyons last week. ' It was a pleasant visit as well as a feast and we shall remember it with pleasure. ' . 1 Mrs. Frank Sheltren andclild ren left Monday for Wolcott, Wyoming, where Frank has a good position with a railroad Co and where they expect to make their home for some time. They will be missed here but we hope they will some day return ' to the home they have sacrificed so much for. Y