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LA. Volume XXIX No. 11 Lordsburg, New Mexico, Friday, January 28, 1916 mmsciiirnoN, 11 r ma BINGLX COPIES. TEN CENTS 1 TDTiT Ml) A Tl r Goad Hews For the City Santa Fe, January 24 Neil B. Samson, engineer in the employ of the State engineer's office, will leave here tomorrow for Grant county to make a survey for the proposed State highway connect ing Silver City and Lordsburg. There is much sentiment in that county in favor of this road, and the greater part ofGrant county's share of the highway bonds pro ceeds probably will be spent on on it. The present road is in very bad shape and in construct ing the new highway the route probably will be changed con siderably. 0 Strike Is Settled "The Clifton strike is settled." This welcomed news was flashed throughout the United States on Tuesday morning, and immedi ately an influx to the big copper camps to the north of Lordsburg began. At a meeting Monday afternoon the employees of the Arizona Copper Company, Detroit Copper Company and the Shannon Cop per Company, they unanimously voted 'to return to work under the proposition offered by the managers of the three companies. A sliding scale of wage3 accord ing to the price of copper, will be put into effect. R. W. Bliss of this city, officer in the Arizona State Federation of Labor, was the first to receive word of the employees resolution and he left for Clifton on the first train on Tuesday. Rnoapll Rnrrlptr. of the Santa Rita Store Company, was among the "up north" visitors to the Bonney this week. Row TV V Rpllnrds marl final proof on his homestead in the Ani mas valley before U. . L-ommis-sioner Bush on Tuesday. T. J. McCant and J. A. Leahy were wit nesses. A. notice has been posted in the Lordsburir postofnce for applica tions for postmaster at Shakes peare, N. M., to be received by the first assistant postmaster general not later than February 10. SHOOTING NEAR PYRAMID Sunday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock George Haydon and Robert M. Reynolds were putting up the frame work of a goat herder's shack about a mile south of Pyra mid peak when Eugene Curley Holland of a neighboring cow camp came up to them, inquiring as to their mission on the ground. Mr. Haydon informed him that they were putting up a shack to protect their herder during the severe weather. Mr. uoiiana is said to have thereupon laid his claim to the ground stating that he was holding the property with his squatter's right. It was alleged that hot words ensued between the two men over the right of posses sion of the ground and it is alleged, Mr. Haydon turned to walk away Rolland pulled a six shooter, pointed it at Haydon and snapped che trigger. The gun failed to dis charge. As Mr. Haydon turned to face Rolland the latter again pull ed the trigger. This time the gun discharged, the bullet entering Mr. Haydon's left arm above the elbow shattering the bones. According to an eye witness Mr. Rolland stay ed at the scene of the shooting un til Mr. Reynolds had hitched the horses to the wagon and helping Mr. Haydon onto the seat, drove to Lordsburg. Dr. M. M. Crocker attended the injured man and' ob tained passage for him on an east- bound freight train to Deming, all passenger trains being annulled. At Deming an operation was per formed by Dr. Swope at ther hospi tal and it is possible that the arm will toe saved. Mrs. Haydon fol lowed her husband to Deming by automobile. "Curley" Rolland came in to Lordsburg Sunday night and on Monday morning about 9 o'clock was placed under arrest. His bond was fixed at $1,000 by Justice of the Peace C. W. Marsalis. Bond was furnished and February 3 set for the date of preliminary hearing. A wide-spread interest is being snown m the case. WANTED To purchase range for 300 or 400 head of cattle. Must have living water and good grass, and be a bargain. Address P. O. Box 1027, El Paso, Texas. Many complaints are being made oi autoists in LorasDurs not carry ing lights after dark. Several are threatening to take legal action against those not lighting up. olving the Low Cost of Buying Everybody is talking about the high cost of living, and racking their brains for a solution. That's easy ! All you have to do is to , solve the "Low cost of buying." Study carefully the Quality and the Price before parting with your money, for one is as essential as the other. A few pennies saved on each article used by the average family would amount to a considerable sum in the run of a year; it reduces the cost of living. We have solved the "Low Cost of Buying" from the manufacturer, and YOU will solve it when you come to us, for "WE are slicing off the pennies for you which the man ufacturer had to slice off for us. Meet us face to face, and you will go home with a smile. Call and look over our goods. Large line to select from, all departments A new line of King's Superb Candies just received in the Drug Department If you see it in OUR ad, it is So We close at 6 o'clock p. m. Tlie Baiie Dmi Mercantile Co. ROUTENEWS Owing to inclement weather and mpassable roads the motor-cade of autoists from Lordsburg, Dun- an, Safford, Bowie and other points in Arizona was postponed, however, a committee from Lords burg and several from Safford put n some hard blows in LI Paso this week during the American Nation al Live Stock Association conven tion telling El Paso of the pro posed changes in the Borderland route and the actual road work west of Lordsburg, tending to make the coastwise road from this city one of the best in the southwest. Following the call of Lordsburg to the road enthusiasts in Arizona a large number of responses were received but owing to the condi tions of the roads all concerned gave up the proposed motor trip. Word from Duncan Joseph I. Cohn, secretary of the Duncan Improvement Club in a let ter to the Lordsburg Chamber of Commerce, stated that the Duncan club had called a meeting to talk over the road matter and gave the proposed trip its hearty recom mendation. Dell Potter Wires Dell M. Potter of Clifton, wired an extensive telegram telling of flood conditions at Clifton making it impossible for a delegation from that place to be present, and giv ing l,ordsburg assurance of Clif ton's hearty cooperation. Mr. Pot ter stated that at a latter date he is confident gret results will be obtained from the proposed motor trip. K. W. Smith, secretary of the bafford, Ariz. Chamber of Com merce advised that a meeting of the board of directors of their com mercial club was held and appoint ed a delegate to meet the Lordsburg delegation at EI raso. Globe also sent delegates to work for their interests in the Southern National Highway. Bowie Responds J. H. Jaque, Bowie's chief boost er, published the Lordsburg Cham ber of Commerce's letter in his newspaper and also assured Bo wie's cooperation in the matter of fair play in coast-bound traffic Deming Gives Publicitv The Deming Graphic published an article in its issue of Friday telling of Lordsburg's objections to tne proposed chanire in the Bor derland and of the auto trin which was planned for Monday but which nao to be abandoned. The El Paso Herald published a very complete article telling of the road work now being done on the Borderland and ocean-to-ocean route, which was very valuable ad vertising for Lordsbursr and will do much good in letting autoists know of the excellent road now under construction. A special article sent out from Tombstone, Ariz., and published in the Bisbee Review comments upon the Liberal's protest to the change in the Borderland. Thanks to Arizona Press During the past four days the newspapers along the Borderland Route in 3outhern Arizona have been publishing press dispatches and special articles sent out bv The Western Liberal telling of the beginning oí the belated work in re-bui!ding the famous Border land Route from Lordsburg to bteins to Kodeo following the mountain ridges. The newspap ers of Douglas, Bisbee, Tombstone and other points have been kind enough to publish Lordsburg claim, and it is appreciated here, For instance, The Tombstone Epitaph says as follows : "Lordsburg comes to time at last, as the following wire to the El Paso Herald will show. It is probable that the Arizona motor cade would not have taken place last week had Lordsburg show the spirit that is evident from the dispatch below. Lordsburg must realize that lucson, lomb stone, Bisbee, Lowell, Warren and Douglas want and must have, yea, will have fair play even if they have to go over into New Mexico and get it bodily. How ever, it .appears from the follow ing that Lordsburg now realizes that with the connections that the Borderland Route will have from the east, it is for them to get in and get the traffic by their town. If the road from Steins to Rodeo is to be the one best road, then bully for Lordsburg." The article in question follows. .Read tho LIBERAL ads this week. The best job printing at the Liberal. RENCII WRITES ON THE ROADS James A. French, state engineer, sent the following letter to the Lordsburg Chamber of Commerce which is self-explanatory and which shows Mr. French's loyal nterest in this city and southern New Mexico: Mr. Faris V. Bush, Lordsburg Chamber of Commerce, Lordsburg, N. M. Dear Sir: I have yours of the 18th, in which ou invite me, at the request of the hamber of commerce .of Lords-1 burg to join the motorists and good ! oads enthusiasts of Lordsburg, N. M., Safford, Duncan, Solomon- ville, Clifton, San Simon, Bowie and Wilcox, Arizona, on a motor- ade to Deming and El Paso, leav- ng Lordsburg January 24: your object being to retard the action of Douglas and Bisbee to turn off he Borderland route east of Lords burg and go via Hachita. I n5- íced by last night 8 paper there was about ten feet of snow at Lordsburg, and no doubt by the 4th it will be practically ímpos- bie lor traveling in that country. However, I have just returned from the southern part of the tate, and it will be impossible for ne to join the party at this time. ind as stated above, do not believe will be feasible owing to the storms that have been all over that iiart of the country recently. However, wish to state that the El Paso and Arizona contingents requested me to consider that road from Rodeo to Hachita and to So- orro, but wish to state that I ex pressed my opinion that all the state fund would go on the Silver City-Lordsburg road. The fact is :hat probably from Rodeo to Ha- hita would not be very expensive road to put into shape, but I feel atished that neither the state nor jounty at this time can do any work between Rodeo and Hachita. t is very likely that any future oad that is well built and main tained will be the logical line of ;ravel for travelers cominar from Douglas and Bisbee or from Clif ton, Arizona, goinir to El Paso would follow the better roads. Be- íeve it will be the objective to open this road' from Deminjr to Silver City and Lordsburg, both y the county and state in the near future, and disregard the other Very truly yours, JAMES A. FRENCH State Engineer WILL ORGANIZE GLEE CLUB Miss Elizabeth Garrett arrived in Lordsburg Saturday afternoor from her home at Las Cruces and :onight (Friday) will hold the first meeting of the proposed Lords burg Glee Club at the home of C W. Marsalis where Miss Garrett will conduct her studio. All per ions interested in the glee club are cordially invited to be present at !:'0 and aid in the organization. Miss Garrett is one of New Mexi- o a most talented musicians and no one should pass by an opportu nuy to obtain musical tutorage under her. Together with organizing the ilee club Miss Garrett will also ake a small class of vocal students Lordsburg is glad to welcome Miss Garrett back and trusts her itay will be long. Pay-Up Week Sure to Be a Great Business Stimulator PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES Eleanor Long and Ida McGrath successfully passed examinations for entrance into the eighth grade and are now doing work with that class. The honor roll for December was 9th grade, Mary Beam. For January 10th grade, Inez Clay; 3rd, Genevieve Bailey; 4th Merlind Fuller, Arabella Jones, Florence Bliss. The date of the spelling match has been changed from February 4th until tnday, February 11th Everybody is invited to attend and especially to inspect the ex hibitions of school work. L. C. Mersfelder, state director of industrial education, has written Miss Iluggett, principal of the Lordsburg Schools as follows: "I have just noticed with much interest an article in the Western Liberal concerning the industria work that is being done in you school. Allow me to congratulate you and the teachers under you supervison for the interest which you seem to be taking in this work and to assure you of my hearty sup port and cooperation in the pro motion of industrial work in you school. If at any time I can be o assistance to you, do not hesitate to call on me. "Trusting that I may have the pleasure of visiting with you school sometime during the next EVERYBODY pet in line for Pay-Up Week. The neglect to puy a hill, in nine casos out of ten yes, in ninety-nine cases out of h hundred is due to carelessness. Very few men mean to lie dishonest. The country 1ms had its Clean-Up Weeks. It has had its Paint Up Weeks. It luis hud its Go to Cliurth Sundays. Now there has been instituted a Puy-t'p Week slogan. The idea neemg to have hit h popular chord. Do your part in helping along the good work. Communities which have taken up this slogan nnd carried it out to a finish have marveled it 1 1 io results. It has brought unusual prosperity in Ha immediate, wake. WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN OTHER COMMUNI TIES CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED HERE. EVERYBODY PULL FOR PAYUP WEEK. LOOK YOUR NEIGHBOR IN THE EYE. GET THE DOLLARS IN CIRCULATION. PAY UP EVERY PENNY YOU OWE. YOU'LL FIND THAT IF ANYTHING IS OWED TO YOU IT WILL BE FORTHCOMING. PAYING UP, PARADOXICAL AS IT MAY APPEAR TO SOME, WILL BE A CHEERFUL PROCESS. YOUR CONSCIENCE WILL BE CLEARER. YOUR SLATE WILL BE CLEAN. There's nothing like getting n good example. When you puy your debts, others will pay theirs. Prompt pay ments stimulate business. , BE A BUSINESS STIMULATOR. Io your part to make Pay-Up Week a success. PAY UP YOUR DEBTS. Others will pay theirs. A LONG PULL AND A HARD PULL FOR PAY UP WEEK. PAY UP WEEK IN LORDSBURG will begin March 6th, ending March 11th. Do you owe these firms ? Roberts & Leahy, Eagle Drug Mercantile Co., W. F. Ritter, First National Bank, Walter Rebusch, or any other business house in Lordsburg, or in southern Grant County. Pay up Week is the time to clear up this indebtedness. Read the Pay Up articles weekly. P. S. Don't forget your subscription in arrears to The Wester n Liberal Local and Personal Through train service on the Espee wa resumed Wednesday. Mrs. Matt Mansfield returned on Tuesday from a two weeks' visit with friends at El Paso. W. B. Fonda of Safford, visited his son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Archuleta, on Wednesday. L. W. Beetles of Los Arpeles. California, is in the city wi:h the intention of making this his home permanently. Lost Southern Cross of Honor engraved U.C. V. If pound please return to Liberal office and re ceive reward. Harry A. Thorne, manager of the Bonney Mine, purchased a new Ford roadster from the Scott Garage this week. Contractor McSwain will begin work within a week on an abode bungalow for P. J. Fairley; also one for himself on the Simpson addition. At the Church of Christ next Sunday the subjects will be : Morning, "The Trials and Tribu lations of Christians." Evening " What is Man ?" being a defence of the bible against Russell, Ad vent, material and other isms. J. II. Hile, pastor. . Wm. Cassman of Santa Rita, was here Wednesday visiting Mr. Thorne of the Bonney mine. Mr. Cassman is a prospective nominee for sheriff of Grant county on the Republican ticket at the com ing e'ection and has a strong following in the northern part of the county, who are urging him to get in the game. TOMATOES Mere's a . Straight Tip! Take our advice and buy only reliable canned goods. You can't afford to take a chance with questionable stock for the sake of a few pennies. Our canned rjoods are of highest quality, and the prices ere low. Safety first! THE ROBERTS & LEAHY i I.' J few months, I am, Very truly yours, MERCANTILE CO INC. L. C. MERSFELDER' \n\n work at this tima.