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LORDSBURG, Feb. 7, 1913. posTornoE hoües. Dally, - 8 a. m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, 8 to 9 a. in., and ong enough to wait on all applicants after the ar rival of Train No. 1, If It Is on time. "On Sundays postónicos must be Vept open an hour," Postal laws and regulations. Section 2til. The salary bill for county ofllcers as proposed by theleglslativecoramlttee, is an outrage on the taxpayers, and In the first class counties is much too high for some of the offices. In the first place It Is not based rightly. The assessed valuation of a county has nothing to do with the work of some of I he officers, although it has with others. It would be mucli more equitable to basé tlié salarles on the amount of work done in the different counties, and that could be ascertain ed by ao examination of the books. It: the county clerk's oiTlce - die amount of work done Is Irregular. What might be good pay one year would not pay for the actual copying an other year. Such an ofllce should pay a reasonable salary, and the commis sioners should be allowed to make ad ditional allowances for clerk hire, when tiie amount of work on hand required extra help. The salary of the sheriff Is a fair one, but it would be better to pay him a fair rate, and allow him traveling expenses at ac tual cost when he was chasing a pris oner, and make him turn in an item ized bill, with receipts for payments. This would be fair to the officer and to the county. Tiie assessor's pay is liberal, but he could work enough to earn It, if he did ills duty in this county. The pay of the superintend ent of schools should be based on the number of scholars, or the number of school rooms, instead of the amount! of taxable property in the county. The worst of the lot is the treasurer, who is one of the highest paid officers In the county, $4,000. In this county the actual work of the treasurer Is done for $1,200, and the man doing the work thinks he has a good Job, while the treasurer would draw $2,800 a year for four years, to pay election expenses. The Liberal Is reliably informed that Governor McDonald still has ills trusty veto pen In his of fice, and it is still capable of doing -good work. The Historical Society, at the i end of Gov. McDonald's term, should get this pen and display it alongside the one that President Taft used In signing Ihe admission bill. There has been considerable talk about the rates the water company contemplate charging, as published In the Liberal, and some people think they are too high The directors gave the matter careful consideration, and It is probable that all the critics did not give the matter equal consider ation. The basis rate was made, as It is now made by the railroad comp any, on a house without a bath. Í he railroad rate, except to employees, Is $2.50 a month. The water company cut that rate to $2 per month. The directors considered the different way In which this rate was applied in town, where some people were using many times as much water as others paying the same rate. They wanted to equalize the rates so that a man would pay a fair amount for what he used, and neither be overcharged, nor under charged, so they made an ad ditional charge where there was a bath in the house and where a man was raising trees, or had a garden. They thought it was not fair to charge a man as much for his water when he only had a family, as one who also had a bath tub, closet, a number of trees and raised a small vegetable garden. They wanted to be fair all around. In order that the larger user should have no cause for com plaint they provided he could put in a meter, and pay for the water he used at 50 cens a thousand gallons, the price charged in Clifton, and the price that was charged la 1 Paso when the water was supplied by a private company, and the town was many times larger than Lordsburg. The amount of water used in Lordsburg is limited. The water company wants to make enough money to pay run nlng expenses, anda profit to the stockholders, and It can only do so by charging a higher rate than obtains In some of the larger places, where much more water is used, with the same overhead charges. Id the larger places, which are Incorporated, the city pays the water company for fire protection, a certain amount for each hydrant, and the city to glad if It pays for this water and does not use a bucketful. Lordsburg, not being In corporated, cannot raise a tax to pay for this protection, and thus the local company Is deprived of a very im portant source of revenue. If the water company cannot make expenses It cannot continue in business. , Tiie railroad company will never go Into the water business here again, and IT the water company should be forced to discontinue business, because it 'could not make expenses, the town would again have to depend on the water wagon for its Bupply, and pay Mrs. W. M. Ilouck and baby, of Slcins, are visiting with Mrs. V, II. Small this week. " Mrs. C. S Noble came down from Steins yesterday to visit Mrs. W. II. Small. Charle Stevens passed through town last Friday, jumping off the train to say hello to such of his old friends as he might meet. He was on his way to his cow ranch near Nogales, where he is in partnership with J. A. Har rison, to count the winter crop of calves. He says that the next time lie goes to the ranch It will be in his auto, over the Borderland route. A. N. Munn, who formerly was master mechanic of the Southern Pacific shops at Lordsburg, but who for some years lias had charge of the shops of the Arizona Eastern at Phoenix, died Monday from heart trouble. Some years ago Mr. Munn was hit over the heart by the head of a sledge hammer, which flew off the handle, and since then his heart lias troubled him, and it probably was the cause of his death. Last Friday night a burning car discovered on a west bound train Just as it came into the yard. The car was brought up to the water tank, and the fire extinguished. lb was found to contain three Overland cars, bound for Los Angeles, which were so badly burned 'that the railroad will have to pay for them. The origin of the Gre Is a mystery. Mineral Production Lordsburg District. The Lidkral received this week the newly published report of the Geological Survey, giving the mineral production of the country during the year 1911, which gives soma interest ing figures regarding the mineral pro duction of the state, the county and this district, covering only gold, sil ver, copper, lead and zinc. The total value of these metals pro duced in the state was 82.704,841. Socorro county was the largest pro ducer, the value of iter product was $1,791,080, about equally divided be tween gold, silver and zinc. Grant ccmunty was the second pro ducer, the value of its product being $772,481, with a little over an hundred thousand in gold, as much in.silver, and $4S9,8G6 in copper. Of this pro duction practically five-sevenths was produced from the Lordsburg district, im-ludini! Pyramid and Shakespeare. The following table was published In the r port, giving the production of this district each year since l'.HH: H S iJ Ü o H ( S3 ' " s a 3 2 Zi a r o f o o i- 2 l 3 ?í 8 ?, B S j i fj ri fri a o o ao CO i-l .OÍ M o 3 o OS M O CO 5 IÍ e-5 3 1 t5 SS 3 3 m 3 nrt i-t O rí o ao ec os r rH si sí s si g iO ffi CO r-t H N WÍ at -v 3 ' S 3 E O J o o 311 s 5 s H g ñ ñ (D lO CO H S íí 5? í I H8 r- ao a o Si OS OS The report comments on this dls trlct as follows: "As noted in the table the tonnage shipped from this district has steadily increased since 1904, reaching a gross value In 1911 of over hajf a million of dollars. Produc ing mines In 1911 numbered 11, chief of which were the At wood, Conney, Dundee, . Eighty-five, Superior and Southern. All the ore from the dis trict Is sllicious, carrying chiefly cop per, but also appreciable quantities of gold and silver. Some of the ore earries over 2.5 per cent (dry assay) copper, and much does not carry 2.5 per cent, but the average assay for the entire district for lull was gold 0.1119 ounce, silver 3.954 ounces, cop per 2 66 percent." The principal producer of this dls trlct Is the Eighty-five company, and Its production was much larger in 1912 than It was In 1911, so the record for 1U12 when printed will show an increase in the district. It Is not probable that Lordsburg will again lead the county and the state in the' production of copper, as the big plant of the Chino copper company began work In 1912, and it will easily lead the state in copper The report of the weather made from the records kept by Voluntary Observer J. H. McClure show that it was an extraordinary month. For the first lime In history the thermometer registered 9 degrees below zero, and also for the first time there was a period of more than two days contin uously when the weather was below the freezing point. On the night of the 6th the thermometer registered 9 belo zero. The 7th It got up to 30, the night of the 7th it reglsterd 4 be low. On the 8th it only got up to 24, that night it went down to 3. On the 9th It only got up to 29, and (hat night It went to 14. On the 10th It got above the freezing point for the first time in two days and three nights, an unprecidented record in Lordsburg. The mean dally temper ature for the month was 55 7 and the nightly mean was 18 2, giving a mon thly mean of 30 9 for the month, which was Just 4 degrees colder than the January of 1912, and 7.4 degrees colder than the mean for the pre vious eleven years. There were 8 7 Inches of snow, which melted to an Inch of water which was .15 of an inch less than fell in 1912, but .35 of an inch more than the average pre cipitation here for the previous 30 years. There were 22 clear days, 4 partly cloudy and 5 cloudy. There were 23 calm days 7 days with wind from the east and one with wind from the east. TO TRAPPERS Ship your wild animal skins to A.H. Hilton Mercantile Co., San Antonio, New Mexico. Over forty years experi ence In the business, witli European manufacturers for outlet. Highest prices guaranteed. 11-22-12 Everybody Reads THE JOURNAL Why? Because it Prints Today's News Today and Lots of it. And be cause it is independent in politics and wears the collar of no political party 50 CENTS A MONTH BY MAIL Albuquerque Morning Journal NOTICE Department of the Interior, United States Land Officii, Las Cruces, N.M. Jan. 17, 1913, NOTICE I hereby g-lvou that Walter Foster, or Duneati, Ariznua, who, on Juna 18, 19U0 made Homestead Entry, (Serial No. 0 IMS) No. 4787 for NW4 NEíi; NEi; Section W, TowDHhip ID 8. Kanire WW. N M P Mer idian, baa filed notice of Intention to make flnul Ore yearn Proof.toestabllsh claim to the laud above describe!, before P. II, Kedzle, U. S, CommiRstonur, at Lordnburg, N. M, on the 6tb day of March, 1013, Claimant names a witnesses: II. H. Sullivan. of Duncan, Art. Charles Tollos, of Duncan, Arlx. (leorgo II. Cosper, Jr., of Duncan. Arta, itobert Johns, of Duncan. Arlx. JOSE GONZALES Uoirlater. First pub, Jan. 24 noticr. Departmeut of th iuterlor. TJuited States Land Offioe, Las Cruces, Now Mexloo. Jan. . 11)13. NOTICE is hereby triven that J. Wayne rsrazel of Lordaburir, N. M., who, on Deo. 8. 1H10 made Homestead Entry, No. (MUM, for S4 NW!,; 8 ü NE1; NB BWfc Boo. 81, Township 23 S, ltanife 20 W, N M P Meridian, has filed notice of Intention to make final commutation Proof, to eitabllsb olalm-totha land above described, before I) 11. Kedzle, U 8. Commissioner, at Lordsburg-. N. M ou" the 24th duy of February, 1013. Claimant names a witnesses: J. W. Gould. .of Lordnhurir. N . M, Joesepb Olney, of Lordsbuia-, N, M, Oscar II unU-r, of Lordsburg, N, M. Bamuel Foster, of Lordsburg, N. M. JOKK GONZXLKS, Register, First publication Jan. 17 Arizona & New Mex ico Railway Co. 65 am Lv. 7:34 am Lv. :1H am Lv. ;U8 am I.v. 10:1b am Ar. Clifton, Outhrle, luncan, Lordsburg, Hacblta. Ar. 8:63 pra Lv.-S lS pm Lv. I ;3S pm L v. 1:23 pm Lv.-ll:W pm South bound train connects with Southern Taclflc westbound train No. 1, leaving Lordsburg 10:57 a. m. Moun tain time. South bound train connects with El Taso & Southwestern east bound tialn for El Paso, leaving Ilachlta at 11:50 p. m., Mountain time, and with west bound train for Douglas and Blsbee, leaving Ilachlta at 10:50 a. m Mountain time. R. K. MINSON, r.onpral Pusannirer Acent. Clifton. PUBLIC LAND AND MININO CASES. If you are interested in any contest or any matter before the Interior De partment, write to Clark & Wright, registered land lawyers, ooa F Street N. W. (opposite Gen'l Land Office), Washington, D. C. Free information about contests ana where to obtain scrip, locatable upon public lands, without residence or cultivation. J. 8. UltOWN, BLAINR PniLLirS. - MINES, " LANDS & TOWN REALTY Investment Securities List your ritorKimits and skcuhitibs wrrn us. PHILLIPS-BROWN CO. VENDOME HOTEL, LOUnSBUIíG "The Town with a Future!" FIRE INSURANCE - AGENCY W. F. HITTER A rent The following companies are represented: LIVERPOOL & LONDON & GLOBE GERMAN AMERICAN PALATINE -t - FIREMAN'S FUND Four of the Strongest Companie . in the World 1 Pathokizb the Local Agency. , y?t F. RITTER. AGBNT l.onnsnt'ito t TtrW MKXICfl HotelZeiier j (EuropeanPlan) ROOMS 75c, $1 AND $1.50 Comluoted in acaordanoo with the sanitary laws of tho State of Teas. The best equipped restaurant in the Southwest. Headquarters for tookmen and mining men. CHAS. ZEIQES, Prop. X KL PASO, . . TEXAS. WOO 0009000000000000000 Honey . Will cure a cough or cold no matter how severe and prevent pneumonia and consumption. A Guarantee. This . Is to certify that all druggists are authorized to re fund your money if Foley'a Honey and Tar fails to cure your cough or cold. Contains no opiates. The genuine is in a yellow package. IffUSE UKTlTUTa Sold by all druggiBte. SEEDS: ' Good gardeners 1 Jare those who m ntacKWUiiuv ers and vegetables. Good r i , a flowers andveeeubiesconie I rum good seeds, we pro Ouce eooa seeas trie uner- I enea is obvious. For sale ieverywneie. 1911 SEED ANNUAL IFr oa Bcqoatsit . V D.M.KUXY tea. V V "semi. sin. - oodt Ho. tm. KEroKT or tub coxuitioh First national Bank At El raso. In the State of Texas, at Ihe close of business Nov, St), Resources. Loans and dlscmnma.. Overdrafts. M'curvd and unseen rd U, s. bonds to secure circulation U. S. bonds to secure Ú, . deposits Premiums tin United Stales Honda Bond", seourlt les, ete.. Hanking houxe, furni ture and fixtures.... Other real estate owned Due from nat'l banks (not reserve ajrentai . Due from stale and pri vate banks and bank ers, trust companies and savlnsrs banks Due from approved re . serve airents Checks and other cash Itoms RxchanirPsforclearin. house Notesnf other national banks Fractional naper cur reni'V, nickles and cents . ... r Lawrul monev re serveln bank, vl: Specie Leu-ai tender notes.... Hfdemption fund with U. H. treasurer (5 per cent circulation!. . . . Due (rom U.S. Tres Total rU-'B.Ws.&i NONE 800,000.00 150,000.00 I H, ooo on 3u,un.si UM.Mt.nfi e6n.M7.5 10.670.18 190,197 81 9I.800.0C 8M.18 .W.TIW All ei.siu.oo t.oto.iMK 40.000 00 ;.w.ao t7.814.011. 06 Liabilities. Caplt a I stock paid i n . . . Surplus fund Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid National bank notes outstanding Due to other national banks Due to state & private banks ami bankers Due to Trust compa nies and savings banks Duo to approved re serve nirents Individual deposit I subject tnohock Time cortlllcates of do poslt Certified ohecks Cashier's checks out standing iwo.oon.on 200.ooo.ik: 47,871.34 800,0(0.00 833,04.10 B.823.M 898,440.82 99.890.21 l,8(.0S.2H l,0.'.iaO.3S 8.K24.K3 80.7? 48 4S.7H7.71 103,277.57 8.408,340.81 t' tilted States deposits Deposits of IT. 8 dls buruingomccrs Total 17,811.011 88 State of Texas, County of RI Paso, ss: I, Edgar W. Kayser, caahiorof theabove named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. KIKIAK W, KATSEH, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to bototo me this 4th day of Duo, 1U13. J. K. BENTON, Notarj 1'ulillc Correct Attest: JAMKB O. McNAHY FELIX MARTINEZ CM. NEWMAN. - Directors S100 Reward. 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Fill out arjd if o tho fiUoinK, proaant It to tho dealer at tbo tiino of purcba. If It fails to teilary yoo rotura (bo bottlo coruinlui ooo-third of tbe medicino to tho dealor front wbooa roa bocb it, aod wo will rofuud your stooey. Stato Biro boro CailkUOut- DigcstsYhatYouEat And Makt the Stomach Sweet B. GL DsWITT . CO.. ChUmmo, IU. Tie Clofl Saloon Subscribe for anil Aircrtisc in THK Western Liberal rcBLinnsD at LORPSBURG, N. M. men MININO CAMFS, Smelters and Reduction Works surround" us. Our nearest paper Is at SILVER 'CITY, a distance of fifty miles. Upon the north of us lies MALONE and STEE PLEROCK. Northeast lies GOLD HILL. South of us are SHAKESPEARE and PYRAMID. Southwest la GAYLORSVILLE. West are STEIN'S PASS and the VOLCANO DISTRICT. Northwest Is CAMP. LORDSBURG Is the depot of supplies for thi9 extensive mining dis trict and for the hundreds of ranches located GILA RIVER ON TBI NORTH TO Till MEXICAN LINE ON TBI OBTB IHE LIBERAL Covers all this vast territory and is devoted to the Inter ests of MINERS MERCHANTS MECHANICS STOCKMEN And, In fact, all who live In this section or have Its wel fare In view. Terms of Sntscription One Year M.00 Six Months l."5 Three Months 1.00 PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT LOROSBCRO, NEW MEXICO i I y I I I I jj forty cent a barrel. production. ÁrUona. Sold by Eagle Drug Company.