Newspaper Page Text
SPAMSH-AMEMGAM (FOREMOST PAPER IN, HARDING COUNTY.) 'With ' Malice toward None, w ith Charity for AIL and with Firmness in tht Right" "VOL. XIX No. 28 ROY, HARDING COUNTY,NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY JULY 29TTL 1922 SUBSCRIPTION $ 2- 00 PER YEAR. A. F. LIVINGSTON HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE The farm home of A. F. Livin-; :gston about two miles south east of town was burned to the jgro-' und Monday about two o'clock in the afternoon. , Mr Livingston was .away .at the time of the fire, having gone, the E. S. Judy home for a load of water. Mr E.M. Naranjo and Mr Texier were on their way to town and noticed smoke pouring from the building, but before .they could reach the house it was a mass of flames. The cause of ; the fire was probably a spark from a train, as the house was .just across from the right of way and the right direction for wind to blow sparks toward the house. Mr Livingston lost all of "his house hold goods, bedding etc. Not a single thing was saved and he canned no insurance. Several months ago a spark from a pas sing train set fire to Tais feed and barn, and burned them up, this added to the loss of his home will be a great loss to him and is surely worthy of the benevo lence of the people of the mesa, to help Mr Livingston to build a new home as he is getting up in years and his crop conditions at present are like all the rest on the mesa, very poor indeed. Here is a chance to do some real HOME MISSIONARY WORK. MRS. LOUISIANA FARMER Mrs. Louisiana C. Farmer pas sed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. J.W. Ripley at Primrose, Colorado last Thurs day and was buried Friday at Pueblo. Mrs Farmer was well "known in Roy, having resided near here from 1903 until 1913, -with "her son Henry "W ."Farmer. Mrs Farmer was born in. Ten nessee in 1847 and celebrated . Tier seventy-fifth "birthday on the fourth of March. In her . younger days he was a pioneer of Illinois, Mo, and Kentucky, moving to Texas in 1868 and Uv ter moved back to Mo. but in 1874 she again returned to Te xas where she resided until 1903 'when she came to Roy to malee her home with her son. In 1913 she went to Pueblo to live with her daughter Mrs Ripley . Mrs Farmer was married to Hiram W. Farmer in Kentucky at about the beginning of the civil war and to this union were born 6 children. The husband and one son Hiram . (Bud) ha ving preceeded her to the great beyond. The surviving children are Henry W. Parmer of Roy, Mrs J.W. Ripley of Primrose, Colo., Mrs Wm Holmes of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs N.P. Hoo ker of Cooperton, Okla., Mrs Frank B. Stewart of Goetebo, - Okla. She had been suffering for years with an incurable disease and altho she suffered much, she never complained of her suffer ing. . The funeral was held at the Chapel of T.G. McCarthey and Co., at Pueblo Friday morning at 10.30. RevS. Dum, assisted byW.G. Keiry conducted the services. Her favorite songs, "Sometime - we'll understand" 4,Be"ntiful Isle of Somewhere" and "No night There" were sung at the funeral. The pall bearers were yominent men of Pueblo. The flcrr.1 offerings were many and ver- beautiful. Interment was made in the beautiful Mt. View Cemetery. MR AND VRS MILTON FLOERSHEIM ENTERTAIN Mr ztA ..Irs I-Iilton Floersheim entertained a number of relati- ves and friends last Saturday evening in honor of Mr and Mrs ,A. Abenheimer, father and mo ther of Mrs Floersheim of Den ver, Colorado, who are pending a few ; weeks at the Floersheim home. Progressive 500 was indul ged in for several hours in which Mr Abenheimer held the . high score. The host and hostess ser- ved a Splendid lunch late in. the evening. Mr and Mrs Abenhei mer are "prominent residents of Denver and spend their annual vacation in Roy with their dau ghter. . - . . urn ENJOYS BIRTHDAY PARTY Little John Duebler reached his eighth birthday last Friday, and in honor of the occasion his mother gave him a birthday par ty by inviting a number of his little friends to their home south east of Roy. Fourteen 'little boys and girls answered the invitation to be present from two, to five. The afternoon was spent in play ing folk games and in swinging and romping. At four o'clock John's mother called the children into the house and there was a table, spread with,' refreshments for the little, fellows and in the center of the table Vas a large cake decorated with eight cand les, each candle representing one year of John's life. The little fel lows did real work to the refre shments and then more games were played and at five o'clock all left for their homes wishing John many more birthdays '. Little John received a number of presents which will help him to keep in remembrance his eig hth birthday. Floersheim Mercantile Company Whose Summer ROY TAKES ANOTHER FROM MAXWELL The Roy Ball Team accompanied by a large bunch of rooters went to Maxwell last Sunday and trim med them to a score of 14 to 3. So far as the Roy team was con cerned it was simply a hit and run game, while with Maxwell it was much different for the best the team could do was to garner three hits of f of Berry the Roy pitcher, who held them at his mercy at all times. ; Berry was in the, box for Roy and Lawrence. Williams was be hind the bateas Justice had a mashed finger and was unable to play, and say. boy, . how -those balls whizzed from the catcher to second was sure worth notic ing, and it was an easy peg fox Williams. Three hits and a few errors. besides a lot of foolish-) ness from the Roy team allowed three runs for the Maxwell team. I The Maxwell pitcher was bat- ted at the will of our players and about 20 or 25 hits were secured from him; his support too was very poor and some of the care less fumbles by his players were partly tne cause ot the nume-' TIRES A non skid first class, extra heavy over size fabric casing at the following:-- 30 x 3 $7.95 32 x 3 h2 $12.00 30 x 3 1-2 $8.75 32 x 4 $16.00 Extra heavy red tubes 30 x 3 1-2 $LG5 32 x 3 1-2 $1.85 EXTRAORDINARY, SHOE SALE WE ARE CLOP'NG OUT BROKEN LOTS OF LADIES HIGH HEEL 0X70RDS AND PUMTS IN BLACK, BROWN AND PATENT LEATHER AT $ 1.00 A PAIR THE PRICE IS ONLY GCOD WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS Picnic Is This? rous runs. One Roy player said it would hnve been an easy mat ter to haS made 20 scores as well as I,; it seemed to be an off day for Maxwell as they pla yed far inferior ball to the game they played in Roy several weeks ago, however they were not re enforced as they were on the pre vious game. The whole game of Sunday was loosely played by both sides and outside of a féw home runs made by some of the Roy players the game was void of much inte rest It was simply a case of the Roy team having easy picking and required little effort to win. A game had' been -scheduled for Sunday 'afternoon July 30th on the local diamond, with the fast ;Mt. Dora team, but on go ing to press we were adviced that the same has been cancelled owing to the inability of the nine to get here . . Meanwhile Mana gers Paxton and Floersheim are miking an effort to get some other fast company ' to appear for a contest on this date. Dr. O.B. Moon of Mills, was in Roy Thursday attending to business. ' . DAM OVER CANADIAN RIVER IS THE LATEST PROPOSAL That is what the people of Amarillo have been talking about lately, according to the Dallas News.': ' Vincent K,, Jones, well-known civil engineer of Las Vegas, ad dressed several civic "clubs here last week and told them the va lue of enlisting Government aid in damming the stream. Mr Jones says figures kept by railways with bridges over the Canadian indicate that some sin gle floods carry enough water to irrigate 200.000 acres. It is esti mated that a reservoir placed in the vicinity of Logan, N. Méx., would impound enough water to irrigate from 300,000 to 1,000, 000 acres, most of which would lie in the Texas Panhandle. Secretary of the Interior Fall is known to be interested in the proposal. The Democratic Central Com mittee is holding an important meeting in the community hall this afternoon as we go to press. HUMAN SKELETON FOUND ON GEORGE GONZALES RANCH EAST OF ROY The bones of a human skeleton wre discovered on the George Gonzales ranch about seventeen, miles north east of Roy last Sun day a week ago by Alfredo Gon zales while searching for some cattle. The bones were scattered alone an arrova or washout whi- Ich had been widened by the se rious flood that visited that com munity several weeks ago. From all appearance's the body had been buried in an old ditch and covered up. It had been covered with only a few feet of dirt, and a peculiarity of the situation was. that ashes and charcoal we re found in the dirt where the skeleton had been burned. The skull was brought to town Satur day by Mr Gonzales and the o ther bones were buried near whe re they were found. An examina tion of the skull- shows that it had been crushed near the right temple. The high check bones and the general shape of the cranium indicated that it was probably the skeleton of an In dian, but the condition of the bo nes showed that they had not been buried for a great length of time as the teeth were still all in good shape and fastened in the jaws. Those who saw the skeleton say that it is no doubt the skeleton of a man of large build, but the older residents of the vicinity in which it was state that no one hzz been mis sing in that community so far as they know since the settle ment which was many years ago and the place where the discove ry was made is traveled over practically every week or so. , The discovery was made only a short distance east of the old store building on ' the Gonzales ranch and this place had never I been used as a burial ground, so tne una must eitner De mat oi an indian or of a prospector of he-early 'dayá -who was kjlled in an indian raid. 1 A " VILLAGE CLEAN UP ! BEING PUSHED The Village dads re pushing fthe Village Clean Up order whi ch was announced in the S. A. a couple of weeks ago. Many re sidents have heeded the warning: and made a regular clean-up of their premises while a few still are ignoring the order. The dads have street commissioner Gam brel at work cleaning up the str eets and he has already done con siderable work worthy of men tion. Those who are lax in clean ing up their premises will soon, be visited by the marshall and then, well wait and see what will happen. EDITOR GETS JOB Our good old friend Sid Whar ton, editor of the TucumGari American has been appointed by President Harding as Registrar of the Ft. Sumner Land Office at that place. Mr Wharton has been editor of the American for years and a tireless worker in the Republican ranks these ma ny years, 'and is one of the pro minent business men of Tucum cari. Here's congratulations Bro Wharton. .. MRS. CONNER PLUMLEE UNDERGOES SERIOUS. OPERATION AT HOSPITAL Mrs Conner Plumlee under went a very serious operation at the Plumlee Hospital last Satur- day morning. The operation was performed by Dr Plumlee, assis ted by Dr Gibbs and Dr Cravens Plumlee. The Doctors report that it was successful and that Mrs. Plumlee has excellent chances for recovery. Mrs Plumlee is the wife of Conner Plumlee, a bro ther of the Doctor and their ho me is in southeast Missouri, she having come to the hospital he re for the operation which was to take place this fall, but she grew suddenly worse Fiiday and an operation was necessary at once to save her life. This im portant hospital is performing two and three major operations each week and it is practically full of patients at all times.