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The Flaming
Quest Tor a Hidden Ruby la
the Hills of China
The HttJ woman In black hnd kept
to herself during the long voyage from
San Francisco to Shanghai, and now
with tbe China coa it lying straight
head, long, flat Une of yellow merg
ing Into the muddy, yellow water of
the broad mouth of the TangUeklang,
abe eyed ber fellow passengers with a
close ecru tiny.
Archer Clarkson bad noticed ber
from the Tery beginning, perhaps be
canse of ber evident though self Im
posed loneliness, as well as the serene
beauty of ber fare. To ber fellow pas
enger she was Mrs. Pearce, a widow.
To Clarkson she was an object Of In
terest lie was surprised on this last day of
the Toyage when she approached him
where be stood near the ship's rail and
"Mr. Clarkson," she said, rather tim
idly, while a faint color flushed ber
clear skin, "the captain tells me that
yon are a resident of Shanghai and
may be of assistance to me. I am a
perfect stranger ber and I need
"It will give me the grentest pleas
Tire to be of assistance. assured Clark
son courteously. Tray command roe;
I am entirely at your service."
"You are mor than kind," she said,
-with a little tremer in ber roto. "I
need a friend, oh, so badly! I have
most delicate and dangerous mission
to perform, and I need the advice and
help of a friend. May I call yon that,
Mr. Clarkson r
"I shall he honoied, Mrs. reare, be
old sincerely.
"Thank you. Now, let me say that,
although my mission la a dangerous
one. If It Is successfully accomplished
It will make me very rich woman
, and you a rich man, although, pardon
ma, yon may be rich "beyond the
dreams of avarice already! Sb
amlled charmingly.
I am anything but rich," laughed
Mrs. rarc put out an eager little
"Then yon are Just the man to help
tne out!" she cried enthusiastically.
Again Clarkson laughed.
"I begin to see that poverty has Its
advantages," be said, clasping her
band In bis for an Instant
"Thank you," aba aald simply. "I
felt that I could before I approached
you. Let me state the caae briefly: I
am the widow of Henry Pearce, who
commanded the big steamer Catalpa,
plying between Vancouver and the far
astarn porta. My husband bad lived
in China many year and bad good
friends among the Chines as well a
the foreigners.
"Four year ago Captain Pearce had
vacation and whan be reached Shang
hai turned the Catalpa over to a com-
"to rvt-uma tun I" nixcxrvxTwo
cxAsaaoa. N
patent commander and took a long
desired trip up the Yangtze river. It
wss np there that be fell upon tb
trail of the Flaming Heart" 8b
paused and drew a long breath.
"The Flaming IleartT" ejaculated
Clarkson, deeply Interested.
Mrs. Pearc nodded, and tear tilled
ber beautiful gray eye.
"The Flaming Heart coat my hus
band his Ufa. For three years after
ward be anffered from tb effects of
tab wound be received when be dis
covered its biding place, and oa bis
deathbed he told me tb story and
mad m promise that I would take
measures to Interest some honorable
men In tb enterprise to recover tb
Ueart that Is hU by right of discovery.
I knew that tb man I could Interest
must be found ber on tb spot, some
one who know tb Chinese."
"It sound good to me," said Archer
Clarkson soberly. Tell me the rest
C It, please." . .
' "It seems that on previous voy ge
to tb east my husband befriended a
mandarín who was returning borne to
die. This Chinese, who was very
rich, told my busbsnd of certain
Jewel, very valuable ruby, called the
Flaming Heart Tbla ruby was se
creted In on of tbe niches of a rock
tempi along the upper gorge of tb
Tangiré river, and there waa a bitter
rivalry between Lin Wah. our man
darin, and Fun Klenso, who ruled
another province, for tb discovery
and possession of the Jewel.
"Un Web bad the advantage over
his enemy because he alone possessed
the directions how to And the ruby, but
It became necessary for Lin Wah to
go to tbe United States; where he had
relative, and during bis absence be
left trusted men to guard the rock
temple until be could return and com
plete bis search for Uie Flaming Heart
"But tbe mandarin waa taken 111 and
died before the Catalpa reached Shang
hai, and he gave tbe precious paper to
my husband and with hla dying breatb
willed him the Flaming neart That
I why Captain reare took a vacation
tb following year and wsnt np the
Yangtxe river.
"When he reached the rock temple
he discovered by careful Inquiry that
Lin Wab's gunrds bad been killed at
their posta and that the rock temple
and It vicinity were swarming with
the men of Fuh Klenso, who were
making a frantic search for the gem.
They evidently suspected my husband's
Interest In tb matter, and one day
they stabbed blm, and after searching
bis clothing and finding nothing (for
he bad taken tb precaution to commit
the directions to memory) tbey left
blm for dead and ran away, abandon
ing for ti tiro the search for tbe
"Captain Pearc was an Invalid for
four years, and before h died he learn
ed that tbe mandarin, Fuh Klenso, waa
also dead and therefor the way to tb
a fa discovery of tb Flaming Heart
must be open. If you wUl go with me
and discover the gem half of It will be
yours," finisher Mrs. Pearce.
"That part may be eettled after
ward." said Clarkson gravely.
A week later Archer Clarkson and
Mrs. Pearce were sailing up the Yang
tze river In one of the steamers that
ply the great stream as far np as Han
kow. There they hired boat and
boatmen, and. always accompanied by
Clarkaon' trusted Chinese "boy," Van
Ping, they proceeded up the river.
At lest they reached a point where
tbey bade their "trackers" make camp
by the boat, and Mr, rears on and
Clarkson went on with Vsn ring, who
hsd been bom In that provine and
knew the country well.
Another day'e Journey by devious
path that sometimes skirted tbe river
or sgaln wound around through the
pine clnd hills and at last tbey emerged
on the top of a mighty rock that frown
ed above tbe river. Standing at tb
edge of the precipice. Archer Clarkson
looked down st the liver, boiling down
through the rocky gorge below.
Mrs. Pesrce uttered little cry of
alarm, tbe Drat symptom of weakness
she bad Indulged slue they began tbe
"What a dreadful placer she shud
dered. "Captain Pearce said tb open
ing to the rock temple was Just below
the summit of tb rock, but bow can
one reach It?"
"W must rig a sling and lower our
selves down In front of tbe entrance.
Either Van Ping or I must go first"
"I-et Van Plug gothere might be
danger!" she cried quickly, and tears
filled ber eye.
Clarkson felt queer throbbing In
tbe region of his watch pocket A
great tenderness for the plucky little
woman filled bis heart
Van ring, who bad not fallen in
love with any one, bad been studying
the situation from a practical view
point Now be approached bis master
and, apologizing profusely for tb In
trusion, begged to offer advice.
"Fire aheadl" waa Clarkson' sug
gestion. Van Ping declared that as a little lad
be had played about thla great rock,
and ha remembered that there waa a
legend concerning a heart that was
burled In the rock. "But" aald Van
Plug earnestly, "the way to the biding
place is from the top of the rock and
not by the entrañe that overhangs
th gorge."
"The top of tb rock?" Clarkson was
aaking when from behind tbeiu there
cam a shrill cry of triumph, and they
turned to see a dozen rascally looking
Chinese approaching them through the
pine woods.
In an Instant Clarkson resllxed the
great danger that faced them. It
would b an easy matter for the ben
dita to rush them and crowd them
over the edge of the precipice Into the
river, where all traces of them would
be forever lost
lis csnght Nlta Pearc by tbe band,
and, calling to Van Ping to follow.
Clarkson pulled out bis revolver and
ran to meet th Chinese, This unex
pected mo'i so startled th latter that
they paused In confusion, tbus giving
the fugitives an opportunity to get
down from th rock sud out of the
danger that threatened them.
Van Ping went forward to Interview
th attacking party.
Presently he returned to bis master.
"Thee scoundrels velly wicked men
. avant Flaming Heart y so lang
ago way back, their mandarin he
promise Flaming Hsart If tbey help
but no can find, and b die. Now
tbey search som mor and find yon.
They say you die."
"Well," mused Clarkson, "suppose
yon tell thorn to go ahead and search.
Vtf won't Interfere with them If they
will let u atone."
After half an hour of parleying Van
Ping returned to say that th Chinese
would search on their own account
only they stipulated tbst th Ameri
cans shout4 not follow tliem to th
rock cava. To this Clarkson agreed
after talking t Van ring.
And presentir the ragged, filthy crew
wore crowded on the rock, chattering
vociferously while they arranged
sling, and one by one were lowered
to the opening In the face of the rock
which gave entrance to the rock tem
ple. When there remained only one man
on the rock, be who worked the swing
ing seat Clarkson and Van I'lng con
ferred together, and' finally, leaving
Mrs. Pearc to watch the China uutn
from a snf position, with a revolver
bold menacingly In ber band, the)
made a carei'ul search around the
base of tbe rock for the sxt which
Van Ping said be bad visited once
when a lad. It was bore thnt he lind
learned of the hidden Flaming Uonrt
Many years had passed since then,
but as the other searchers bad beeo
on a false trail It remained for Vsn
Ping to find at last the little mound
of moss beneath th crooked pine.
Digging the mound away revealed a
Uttl flat tona, and th removal -of th
ton showed a round hoi faced with
cement that apparently led down Into
th rear of tb rock tempi. It looked
very dark down there, and Clarkson
thrust bis long arm down and clutch
ed something hard and round like a
metal box. Ue brought It up and was
looking down Into tb cavity when
part of th wall near th bottom fell
way and yellow hand was thrust
In from th rock tempi In fuüle
search for the treasure.
"We must get out or this," said
Clarkson quickly, and he related the
Incident to Van Ping. In very short
tlm th searchers below would dis
cover that th treasure bad been found
by tb Americans and there would be
murder and bloodshed at one. ,
Van Ping, earned th undying grati
tude of bis master that afternoon.
Tbe Chinese on guard waa an opium
smoker, and bis senses were dulled by
tbe drug. Now ha sat drowsily at th
edge of the precipice, the rope hang
ing loosely In his hand. The end of
th rope had been twisted around the
sturdy limb of tree, affording pur
chase for the manipulation of tb
sling. '
Van Plug reached up and cut the
rope wound around tbe tree. It slip
ped hlsnlngly through tb weak grasp
of tbe guard, and before tb man re
alised what had happened the rope had
dropped from bis fingers and tb sling
chair dangling below fell hurtling into
th river.
Th guard screamed shrilly, but his
cries were Instantly stilled by Van
Ping's big blue handkerchief Ued about
bis mouth.
Then, hand In hand, Clarkaon and
Nlta Pearc went back along th way
tbey bad come, and Van Ping led the
At lost tbey cam np to the camp of
the trackers, and Clarkson offered
them double pay to put off In the boat
at one.
Nlta Pearc sat In th stern of th
boat ber band In Archer Clarkson's.
There was an unspoken understanding
between these two, who bsd met so
casually and who bad baked U1 has-
ardous Journey after th Flaming
Tbey spoke of tb Chinese bandits
imprisoned In tba rock temple, and
they spoke of tb moment when tbey
might safely open the little bronse
box that was bidden In Clarkson'
pocket They talked about rewarding
Van Ping. Tbey did not talk of them
At last cam tb moment when, back
In Shanghai at Mrs. Pearce's hotel.
they opened th bronse box and looked
noon th beautiful ruby which bad
cost many live and tb possession of
which meant th beginning of new
life for Clarkson.
"Isn't It wonderful r whispered N1U
Pearc aa sb looked down at tb
glowing ruby.
"Beautiful." agreed Clarkson. but he
waa looking at Nlta' face.
"Tb loveliest thing I ever saw,'
murmured Nlta. lifting ber gray aye
to soi He at blm.
"I hsv seen lovelier." salil Clark
son, looking deep lato her eyes.
Now she understood, and presently
when they stood, their faces cloa to
gether, looking down at th Flaming
Heart they saw reflected in Its glow
ing heart beautiful futura back bom
Uth States. . t
The Christmas
t The Story of Mow It $
Received Its Name $
In the sixth year of their happy
married life evU days fell upon the
Tburstons. Mark's long Illness, tbe
consequent loss of bis poultlon and hla
Inability to secure work of any sort
finally resulted In the sale of tbelr
household effects and In giving np the
few rooms they called borne.
The day before Christmas actual
want stared them in the face. Mark
bad placed the trunks that contained
their few effects In a storage ware
house, and now, hampered only by a
couple of traveling bags, tbey faced
each other In the waiting room of the
railroad station. It waa warm In
there, and they bad no place to call
home. Little four-year-old Teddy sat
down on tb leather suit case and
wung bis fat legs with careless In-
Mfference to tbe fact that bis unhappy
yonng parents had aold bis crib and
that It was very uncertain where be
would lay his sunny head that night
that night of all nights, when little
children hasten to bed so that tbey
may awake betimes to discover the
gifts of Santa Clous.
Editba turned ber pal little face to
the worn and haggard countenance of
ber husband.
"Mark, what shall we do?" sb whis
pered tensely.
Mark's lips tightened. "I've got ex
actly $3.45." be said grimly. "One
dollar of that I will apond on railroad
tickets to take us out of this merciless
city- Tba rest wa wlU need when we
get there."
"Get where. Mark?"
"Get to Rosednle. Yon remember
that my Uncle Phlneos Uve there."
But .Mark, dear! Your Uncle
Phlneas treated you cruelly when you
were a boy. You said you would
never appeal to him"
Dear," said Mark gravely, "there
are situations before which prido and
resentment melt like snow under a
scorching sun.
One in th train the Thurston look
ed drearily out of tbe windows at tbe
bar brown earth overhung by lower
ing gray clouds from which the snow
was drifting In scattering flakes. It
was growing colder, and tbe passen
gers In the coach talked about the de
lights of cold and snowy Christmas,
while tho children chattered about the
gifts they expected from Banta Olaua
or the meeting with cousins or grand
parents. Every one was anticipating I
Joyous Yuletlde.
"Rosedaler shouted the brakeman.
Tho Thurstons left tbe train and
watched the long string of cars as It
wound out of sight around a distant
bend. Then tbey turned tbelr faces to
tbe bleak llttlo station, the empty plat
form and the plus clad bills that sur
rounded tbe little village.
"Tho place Is not far from here," said
Mark as be picked np the bags. "Cun
you walk a little way, Teddy, boy?"
"Course I enn," assured Teddy Im
nortantly as be gripped bis mother's
Tbe three steped along the road,
now covered with a filmy veil of white.
Woods stretched oil cither Ride of
them until suddenly they came upon a
great open space where there was set
long, low, old fashioned bouse. Tbe
gates were closed, tbe wooden shut
ters covered tbe windows, and an air
of desolation pervaded the place.
"Walt here," said Mark to bis wife,
and be went throagb the gateway and
around the house to the back door.
After awhile be came back.
"Tbe house Is empty," be said slowly,
"A card on the back door says that my
uncle Is standing the winter In tbe
city with bis daughter. Come, let us
move on."
They drugged their way wearily
through the snow until they came to
another bouse. Tbla was a large,
square, comfortable looking habitation.
and the red rays of the declining sun
turned the window-panes Into glowing
flamea that gave the place an air of
fictitious warmth and welcome.
"What a pleHBBDt bouse," said Edltha
"Yea," murmured Mark Indifferently.
"If s the old Patton place."
Editba lingered by the gute. She
glanced at th four great chimneys
and ssw tbst there was no smoke com
ing from them. The shades in some of
tbe rooms were drawn cUwely, and th
house appeared to be untenanted.
"Walt moment Mark." she cried
suddenly, and before be could question
her Intention sb bad sped up tbe putb
and disappeared around tbe corner of
tbe bouse.
Presently nbo appeared with rosy
cheeks and shining eyes.
"Come. Mark," she said, with deci
sion; "this Is where we are going to
spend Christmas."
Mark stared. "What d yon mean?"
be asked.
"I mean that ta people bav gone
away, tb bous Is closed, and oh,
Mark, there la no place for us to spend
Chrlstmn. aud our baby la cold and
needs rest Can't you understand?
Let us stay her over Christmas. Sure
ly tb people who live her cannot be
o stony hearted that tbey would deny
ds warmth and shelter. W can buy
oar own food, surely, urely Her
trole broke suddenly.
A new look cam Into Mark' eyes,
the fierc look of wild animal when
tbe safety of Its family Is threatened.
"Ootne," be said sharply; "It la an
opportunity we must not miss."
Tbe desolate little family went np
the path and around to door set In
tbe high basement
All around the bouse the snow fell
softly Ilk a. friendly covering to bide
their telltale footprints.
Four hours later a' motorcor glided
noiselessly np to the gate of the man
sion, and tall man alighted and
poke to the chauffeur.
"That will do, Roberts. I shall not
need your assistance tonight I will
telephone you in the morning If I re
quire your services. A merry Christ
mas to you."
"Thank you, Mr. Bralnard. I wish
you many of them," returned tha man
eagerly. "But can't I make you fire
or something?"
"Xolllinif nf nit mv mnn 1 ahtill rrr
directly to bed, and Wakeman will bet
bere at 0 o'clock." He pressed large!
gold piece Into tbe gloved hand of the
Chauffeur, and, avoiding tbe man's
grateful acknowledgment Mr. r.rnln
ard went np the front steps and quiet
ly let himself Into tbe dork ball.
For a moment be closed bis eyes and
permitted wave after wave of tender
memories to sweep over bis soul, leav
ing sickening pain In their wake. Tim
had been when ba had bad wife and
children, when Christmas bad been tbe
most Joyful anniversary of the entire
year. Now riches were his In abun
dance, but wife and children had been
wept away. He was quite alone In
the world. Ha had given lavishly to
charity this Yuletlde, and now be had
crept back to this bouse of -his to spend
solitary Christmas with tha memo
lies of bis beloved.
A deep sigh escaped him, and he
turned to go upstairs when bis eyes
glanced down tba length of the dark
hall and rested on bar of yeUow Ugbt
that abone under tbe dining room door.
"Intruders," he muttered grimly, and,
gripping bis cane more firmly, be turn
ed Into the darkened drawing room
and approached the lighted room by
another way.
From the back drawing room donble
doors led Into tbo dining room, and
presently Paul Bralnard wa standing
before tbe wide crack between the
sliding doors and looking In on a
strange scene.
It was singular scene because It
was so unexpected In this bouse that
had been given over to ghostly memo
ries. A fire burned In tbe wide grate, and
tb glowing coal threw ruddy glow
over tbe room that was lighted by one
small kitchen lamp placed unobtru
sively In corner. From the mantel
piece there bung a child's Uttle white
stocking" Before the fire was a smalt
table, and sitting there, partaking of
plain bread and milk, wera three peo
ple n haggard young man, who looked
as though be needed a Juicy beefsteak
to strengthen bis ganut frame; a pret
ty, careworn little woman almost a girl
in years, and a beautiful four-year-old
boy with a fluff of yellow hair IlUe that
of bis own little lad of long ago.
What were these people doing here
here, where be bad expected only
gloom and cheerlessness? Here there
were light and warmth, aud the spirit
of Christinas pervaded the llttlo group.
It looked very much as though they
were attempting, In a feeble way, to
celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.
Bralnard stood there a long time. At
last be rolled the door aside and en
tered tbe dining room.
At once the Intruders were bushed
Into feur stricken silence.
"I did not expect guests," said Brain
ard with grave courtesy.
Mark Thurston arose and broke Into
hurried explanations. He tnck all the
blame npon his shoulders, although
Editba explained that It was all ber
plan. Teddy Thurston smiled upon the
strange gentleman and slipped a chub
by baud into Bralnard's.
Bralnard held It tightly, and Its
warmth seemed to penetrate bis very
being. A melting tenderness possessed
blm. Out of a bleak world God bad
sent blm these people who neoded blm,
needed what be could give to them.
what would save them a father, a
mother and a little child! He bowed
bis bead a moment and bis Hps moved.
His band went out to Mark Thurston.
"I am glad you came," be said
warmly, "I expected to spend a lonely
Christmas. You have saved the day
for me. But it will never do to bave
lean Christmas, we who have Just
found each other. I will telephone for
tbe motorcar, and perhaps you will all
come with me to the village and do
some Christmas marketing and shop
ping." He spokr almost guyly ns he
tossed Teddy Into the air.
The astonished Roberts brought tbe
car around, and Mr. Bmlnurd aud bis
unexpected guests entered mid were
whirled away to the little village.
where tbey spent two Inippy hours,
Long after midnight Editba Thurston
and ber husband helped Mr. Ilrnlnard
fill Teddy's diminutive stocking and
trim a tiny tree for tbe little by sleep
ing upstairs In big, warm bed.
It was beautiful Christmas for ev
erybody. Mr Brulnard declared that
th day bad brought blm something to
live for; Editba cried over tbe soft
warm furs Mr. Bralnard bad hurriedly
chosen from th village store; Mark re
joiced in fur lined overcoat as weU
a tb promise of position as-resident
secretary with Paul Bralnard, and lit
tle Teddy declared that their kind host
must be Santa Claus himself.
And ver after that aU of them called
tha plac tb "Christmas House." "Be
cause," said Mr. Bralnard reverently,
"it brought pac and Joy and good will
to all ot us!"
It lathe duty or every Inhabitant or tho
State, of full sire and sound mind, to makes
list or hII property subject to taxation of
which he Is tha owner or Ima ront ol or
management. In the county where the same
Is situate on the dm day of January of iho
current year.
Such Hit must show. In the ease or real
estate, s description thi-roor suoh as would be
aulrlclent in a deed to Identify It to that title
thereto would pass.
Buch Hit must contain a detailed statement
of all personal property, including- the aver
age value of merchandise for the year end
ing January 1. 1UU.
Suoh lint must be verified by tho affidavit of
the person making the same.
Lands entered or purchased under any set
of congress are not subject to taxation until
patent therefor has been Issued, except In
canes where the Issuanoe of patent has been
delayed by the neglect or dcfa.iltof the en
tryman or purchaser, or of his assigns.
If anr person rail to renders true and com
pleto ,1st of hi pnM'rty. tho assessor must
make audi list according to the best inform
ation he can obtain, and such person la liable
10 a penalty of twentv-flvo ner i-...t,,in-
any person who knowlntly makes a false or
defective, list of his property, is liable to a
penalty ot twenty-five percent, and shall bo
deemed guilty of perjury and punishable eo
accordlngly. Iu any case whore I ho exemption of Hi 10 Is
lalmed by, and allowed to, a head of a fa
mily, such HUO must ba deducted from the
full cash Talus ot his property, and the
assessment made at one-third of the value of
tbe amount remaining- after deducting- tho
amount of such exemption.
Every owner of property must make a re
turn thereof even though It may be all ex
empt from taxation, and the assessor should
see that all property Is listed and put on tho
tax rxdl In its proper school district, whether
oiempt or not, at the same time showina- any
exemption there may be. and In order to bal
ance the tax roll, the amount of exemption
must not exceed the actual value ot the
Property owners must designate the school
district number In which both real and per
sonal property Is situate, and tha assessor
shall arrange the tax roll by 8CUOOL
All such lists must be made and returned
to the county assessor, at anr timo after the
first day of January and not later that the
last business day In the month of February or
eaota year, and a failure on the part or any
person to make, and return such list within
the time aforesaid shall subject him to a pen
alty or twenty-five peroent upon all or the
tax levied ag-alnst all or his property, to be
collected the same as any other portion or the
The law for the assessment of property will
be strictly enforced by me.
Assessor of Grant County,
New Mexico.
First pub. Jan. It
Hotioe for Publication-
Department of the Interior.
United S tatos Land OIBoe,
Las Cruce, New Mexico,
Jan. 9, lOU.
NOTICE Is hereby given that John S.rtrown.
of Lordshurg. N. M., who, on June 21, HI3,
made homestead entry, No. 07K8,-for lota x
8eo. T, T. ft! 8 R. 18 w.. NEKi l-E'itSK'
NE'4 Section 13, Township S3 8, Itnrnre 19 W.,
N. M. P. Meridian, has filed notice of Inten
tion to make final commutation proof, to es
tablish olalm to tbe land alaive described, be
fore D, H. Kedzlo. ü. S, Commissioner, at
Lordsburg, N. M., on tho 21st day of February
Claimant names as witnesses:
Love R. Jones, of Lordsburg-, N. M,
J. H. McCluro. of LnrdHbuig. N, M.
Nick Hughes, Jr., of Lordsburg-. N.M.
B. W, Randal), of Lordsburg-. N, M.
First Insertion, Jan, 18, UU
Department of the Interior.
United States Land Office
Las Cruoes, New Mexico,
Jan. a, mi
NOTICE is horeby given that Batnuol Ward.
of Animas, N. M.. who, on April a, 1UU8. mado
homestead entry. No. 5KI7 (U2M6). forW'4
SW" Section 25, E 8E, Section 2r)T. Í 8..
Range 20 W., N. M, P. Morldian, has filed no
tice of Intention to make Final Five Year
Proof, to cbtab'lsb olalm to the land above
described, before Alfred B. Ward U. 8. Com
missioner, at Animas, N. M., on the 21st
day of February lull.
Claimant names as witnesses;
Ira B. Thomson, or Animas, N. M.
atovon R. Du nagan, or Animas, N. M.
Molmoa Maddox, or Animas, N, M,
Elbridg-e a. Ilowo, or Animas, N. M.
First pub. Jan. IS
Department of the Interior
United States Land Offioe
Las Cruoes, New Mexico.
Jan. 8, 1KJ4.
NOTICE Is hercliy g-lven that Clarence O.
Wills, or Hauhlta, N. M., who, on August 21.
imo, mado home. tend entry, No. 007tl, for
WH NE: W'i 8Ei. Section 17. Township !B
i. Rango IT W, N. M. P, Morldian, has filed
notluo or Intention to make final three year
proof, to establish claim to tbe land above
described, before T. J. Brown, D. 8. Commis
sioner, at Paehlta, N. M., on the SUtb day of
February IBM.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Tom Upsliaw, of Haohlts, N. M.
iVIll Cpsbaw, or Ilaclilta, N. M.
A uguates Lard, of Ilaebta, N. M.
John Lard, of HachlU, N. M.
, . , , .. Register
First pub. Jan. IS
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