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This Issue Contains The Latfit 640 Acre Homestead Ijáws i - -I iS Si Vol; XXI No. 6 Lordsburg:, New Mexico, Friday, 640 Acre Homesteader's Edition. J?his issue tf the Western Lib eral is "Stock-Raising Home Bteader's Edition." On page 5 will be found the latest informa tion on the law, compiled by Mr. Gibbs, chief of the Field Division at Santa Fe, and an article by the local United States Commis sioner. Those interested in the Act should read every word of this discourse. REDROCK. Bowie Ñow Wants Credit ll ! .1111 1 After Lordsburg and Clif men had begun drilling in thi field north of Bowie, that tl furnished not a cent toward work and "ran down" the pi sition at every opportunity. they are yelling about how they did toward the pr The organizers of the cor say they .did nothing. The local company drill! the neid is now down ovj feet and in good formation! occurrence. The owner3l nothing to say, but look el ingly' cheerful. J. 0. PH M. W. Hardin, Sam Olney.1 Redrock is all swelled up over the grand success of the huge Ownby, Grady Hardin, Christmas entertainment Mon- local people interested. N uay aiternoon ana nignt. ine largest crowd ever, came to the Southside School House to see what Santa Claus would give them from the heavily-laden Christmas Tree, and to listen to the sweet voices of the. children in the beautiful musical program, and then came Santa Claus! and the good old saint had forgotten no one, riot even the grown-ups, in his distribution of generous gifts. After the Christmas Tree, the merry throng moved on to the northside, where there was a grand barbecue, music and danc ing, which continued till Christ mas morning. The visitors were too numerous to mention person ally, but there were city folks from Silver City, cliff dwellers from Cliff, burghers from Lords burg, dünkards from Duncan, and Gila monsters from all up and down the Gila river, and the entire credit of the big affair is due entirely toJohnLumbly of the F M Bar ranch,- Buster Jer nigan and Dugan Furman. Andress, Miller and Ellic Clifton, are also heavy holders. Marsalis Marries Man! Guelmoro Hughes and Do Robles, of Tucson, were ma Monday. Jerome Riley and Juanita of Bisbee were married Mond Juan Levario and Lola Grgl of this city were married i Saturday. 1Cg Movement Started To .Organize A Y. M. C. A. For Lordsburg And Vicinity Secretary May Be Here Soon From El Paso To Go Over The Project And Possibilities In This City IT TTITirfc A T t JLlJoJuJXAJu DecembcrX l917 sudícb.pi.on. uruiun Heathers Give Party.. Mr. and Mrs. .Tnelt Heather, delicrht- fully entertainéalargWñumbÍr.6f! menas saturaay nignt at weir nome with a Christmas party. The home was appropriately decorated for the occasion and adorned by a huge Christmas tree. Games were played and a most enjoyable evening spent by all. Delicious refreshments were served.' , Handicapped. T. f noble parcntnge and not t bo endowed with noble qualities li rnthor n defamation than a dory. Y. M. C. A. For Lordsburg This is the next thing on th program in the line of progress! and developments lhe move ment has been started and the superintendent of the El Past branch ol the i. M. u. A. is ex-! pected here within a short time to take up the matter with thoJ citizens of this community. With all the railroad men.mCr at work in the mines, town visi-i tors and the young men ant boys permanently residing in! Lordsburg there is a great field! open for this important and ess ential work. Just what the plans will be will be left for the. res i superintendent to take up. ied ! It is possible that at first thell premises will be rented or leased! for the Y. M. C. A. and later al building erected for the exclusive use of the institution with swim ming pool and gymnasium. There is no doubt but that the- Y. M. C. A. is needed in Lords- burg. There should be somei l'open house" for the boys feoJ spend their time off shift. If a w r.Mi,nm w h fi.v,i,om A the plople will stop to take in- A. a X J L llllllli WW ft A A VJlUllUllll A. R. Beam, Nat Gammon and J. B. Crowell compose the com mittee elected by the new social club to pass on members and in vite new members to join. In-1 vitations have been sent out this I weeK tor membership and a dance on New Year's eve. Social Club Organizes entorv at this noint it will be ibserved that there is no club ir place in town for men to read tvrite, have their gatherings or improve themselves in any way. There is no gymnasium ipd no athletics of any nature, lost of all there is no place here a "Elad-hand"may be ex- énded or any moral uplifting in- uence given besides the church- The Y. M. C. A. will fill all these needs. No town with Y.M. C. A. would ever be with t it. There is not a word to said aerainst the movement lid much that may be said for 'Ever man, woman and child , Lordsburg should line up now 3r this work. Talk X. Ju. UA. id get the sentiment stirred. ftko Lordsburg a town for sung men. fcjvery project needs nipetus and this one should have healthy start right trom the Bginnmg. 'A Y. M. C. A. for Lords- inr" is the slogan every citizen Iiould keep alivé until it is ac- bmplished. MINE CONDITIONS AT CLIFTON AND MORENCT Tho mine situation in tho Clifton- iorencl district scorns still to bu in a chaotic condition, according to Irifor riration received here. STho Detroit and Arizona Coppor companies arc only working npoit onj-nalf their force. The Shannon Company may shut down unless the prfte of coppor goes up, on account of thc low grade of ores. TJho Coronado mino at Metcnlf has been on fire for some time and about 1,G(K) miners are out of work. Ftilly 1,000 men are loafing in the mining camps and refuse to work. Tim Southern Pacific Company, looking .or hen, were able to secure only 130 men! when its agents were in Clifton recently. ' Tne mining companies are contin ually losing their boat men, who are being taken for enlistment in tlio dif ferent branches of the army and navy, and lately a British recruiting officer iias Ibecn securing recruits for the uritisn army. Thb companies seem o be living up to tho agreement mado with Secre tary Wilson, but there is an element among the miners who persist in agi tating and causing discontent. Tide phase of the situation should be takon care of by Secretary of Labor Wil son and straightened out. Christmas in Lordsburg. Neilcy Marsalis Home. Neilcy Marsalis, son of Justice C VV. Marsalis, surprised his relatives aftemooiTfrom he is servimr Unelo Sam in the navv having been one of Lordsburg's first young men to enlist after war was declared with Germany. Neiiey Mar salis was born and raised in Lords burg, and the town feels just cause to be proud of him. He has increased in weight since joining the navy and likes the life on the ocean "bully." Pcaputs Are Hand Sorted. Chinese peanuts uro usually hand sorted by women after lx;ln; Rifted. ailed Out Daily To egistered Men Data As To filling Out BooklotslOj 16 Pages Given In This Arucie un i ne rgu yjuesuun Questionnaires Being Grant County The Questionnaire is now in tho llim'élíirhír; iKfflttinc.'.Red CrossnWar- . : 1 . t. uiKen a temporary uhck scat, wnnc Work Shirts and miiiniiniiHiiiiiiiiii mm 'i iiiii 1 TH E When you buy work shirts or overalls you want something that will stand up under hard wear and give satisfaction in fit and convenience. Our work shirts are made up in several colors and vary in weights and materials from the light chambray to the heaviest of flannels and woolens. They are manufactured by the best shirt - makers in America and are first class in finish and workmanship. No matter what your work may be you will find our line of jackets and over alls suited to your demands. They are made up with plenty of pockets, and the material is not skimped in the cutting. BUY AT HOME Your dollar buys more value and greater satisfaction here than anvw bttrn a every one is nusy digging tnrougn the sixteen pages of the new govern ment form. Edw. Mitchell, George Kelly and A. W. Morningstar, the attorneys appointed by the county board to servo here, have been taxed to working capacity in aiding the men to fill out the blanks and the local ti. S. Commissioner has been tryinr to help the overflow. Today's numbers, 1771 to 1917, will be mailed out, then the balanco will go forward as follows: 29th. 1918 to 2124; 31st, 2125 to 2301; Jan. 2nd. 2302 to 2478; 3rd, 2479 to 2G55; 4th, 2i55G to 2832; 5th, 2833 to 3009; 7th, 3010 to 318G; 8th, 3187 to 3303; 9th, 33(54 to 3555. The question blanks fully filled out must be returned within seven days. No one need fear that it will be impossible to complete tho answering of the questionnaire within the time limited viz.: seven days. While the Questionnaire contains twelve series of questions, only one of these serios is likply to require very serious con sideration from the registrant. This is series No. X, which deals with de pendency claims. Tho claimant must givo the follow ing information: Whether ho has a wife or child or aged, infirm or invalid parents or grandparents or brother under 10, or sister under 18 years of age, or a helpless brother or sistor of whatever age mainly dependent upon his physi cal or mental labor for support. Whether he is married, single, wid owed or divorced. If married, the place, date and by whom the ceremony was performed. Tho name, relationship, nddress and i age of each dependent person. . ! Whether or not depondent live with 1 claimant, and how long each has lived with him. Whether anv dependent is n step child, an adopted or foster child, and if so, when sucn reintionsnip uegan. The date on which claimant began to contribute to support of depondent. Christmas in Lordsburti this year was like a warm spring day. There was no snow, no wind and lots of eood warm sunshine. Gatherings at many of the local homes were held by friends and relatives for Christmas dinners. The stores gave away toys, cakes, candy, etc., to the Mexican chil dren, and on Christmas eve pro grams were rendered . at the churches. There were a few fighta and some broken noses and cut lips, the result of too much lire-water, but the day passed off reasonably quiet. MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY WILL DKILL FOH UIL The Deining Oil, Gas and Develop ment Company, capitalised nt $1,- 000,000, has been formed .for the purpose of drilling for oil in the nclgh borhood of Lordsburg, where the com pany has secured leases on a large block of land which is situated In a district where there is ovory indication of a latgc body of commercial oil. The head, office of the company will bo located in Coming and the incqr- orators are Thomas Dolphlno, (jus ,Vcber. A. B. Stratton, C. C. Nichols, M. G. Cash, Walter White and Jasper B. Taylor, all of Doming, and Robert M. Raynolds of Lordsburg. Tests made reccntlv at LordsDunr show the presence of an oil field cov- tring n considerable area, ami tne Deming Oil, Gas and Development Company is right in the best of the fisld. As soon as the preliminary arrangements have been made the company will start drilling, and tho .xpt'its who are in charge of this cpd if tho work are sanguine of striking che oil at a comparatively shallow Jeuth and in quantities that will juickly repay them for their trouble und their outlay, says the Deming deadlight. LACKLAND TO HAVE NEW RESIDENCE Work is progressing rapidly on the new brick bungalow oí W. 11. LacK- mcl ol the Lordsburg State Bank In i.iie urocker addition on tne comer lot iiyar the Sullivan mid Cloudt red iliiicoM. J. C. Roiuin, a well-known El I'aso contractor, is doing the work. THj home will be modem in every re spect and it is welcomed news that it twill bu built of brick. Lordsburg needs more houses of this type. taliandrtthi HlyailnMÚñtaEílBünpor: hlTOSimañWtoTfwifSTnnüIfcJi dren during last twelve months. The amount contributed to depen dents other than wife or child during the last twelve months. Whether or not each dependent is wholly depondent on claimant for sup port. The na. :c. address and occupa tion of a brother, fathor, mother, uncle, nunt. husband, wife or child of anv dependent of a claimant other than the wife or child. His Total Income. The total income of claimant from I oil sources during the last twelve months, together with a statcmuntj of all property owned by or hold in trust for claimant, whether or not in come-producing. Also whether or not claimant owns the house in which he livos. If he rents the house, the monthly rent and tho name and tho address of the landlord must be given. The amount of taxes paid by claim ant during the last twelve months and the officer to whom paid. The value in money of all pror orty owned by or held in trust for any perso nnamed as a dependent, any person named as a dependent, named dependents during the last twelve months. The amount of contributions made to each dependent during the last twelve months by persons other than claimant. Also the amount considored necessary per month for the support of all dependents.' Whether or not claimant's wife has been employed during any portion of last twelve months, and if so, tho pe riod of employment, with date, nature of her work and amount of her earn ings. Whether claimant's wife has ever been employed, and if so, in what call-1 ing, and whether or not she is trained or SKiueu in any caning, add wiuiiuuc or not claimant or claimant's wife live with wifo's parents; also condition of wifo's health. The' foregoing covers all of the in formation sought to be elicited by the thirty-one questions embraced in sorieg No. X of tho questionnaire. fsjpciall The social Evening ol ion burg Womans Club will he held at the K. of P. hall on Saturday evening (Dec. 29). 'There will be dancing with good music, cards, dominoes, flinch and knitt ing. Everyone come and have a good time. The-procepds are for the Hed Cross. Admission 50c. Forty-Fifth Wedding sary. Anniver- Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Wood of this city celebrated their forty fifth wedding anniversary on Christinas Day by a.big dinner and social afternoon and evening, attended by seventeen friends and relatives. All report having a most enjoyable time and trust that they may have the opportu nity of attending these annual events many more times during the life of Mr. and Mrs. Wood. COMPLIMENTS FOR MART. 'he If. S. Geological Survey has wqmon l'ostmiister iu. naruin as follows: "We wish to thank you for y jir notes on the mines in the Lords in rg district, as marked on our mail in j: list. Your notations were tho ni Ht complete of any we have re ceived and are very much apprcciat- -('. W. Henderson, Statistician, uenver, Colo. GET MORE LOCOMOTIVES. Tho Southern Pacific has been using several Trinity and Brazos Valley lo- .omptWwL on its., .freight service lor ingHIRaiaor.'moru.' This addition fflenwwasímadcjíni'ceiwBry by the Increase in traffic that the road bus been culled upon to handle of lute. Jitney Driver Assaulted. Near Death. Woman's Birthday. A woman HUi-h to forgot her birth day, but she ínula" mi awful fus ir her husband fulls lo rmix-iuber It. Eagle Drug Mercantile Co. LORDSBURG'S LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE I LIST OF VACANT SECTIONS IN GRANT COUNTY Sec. Twp. Rge. 10 1G S 18 W Unsurveyed 32 10 S 18 W Unsurveyed SG 1G S 21 W 1G 10 S 15 W 2 20- S 10 W 3G 22 S 10 W 1G 2il S 14 W 3G 23 S 14 W 2 23 S 17 W 2 23 S 10 W 1G 23 S 10 W 30 23 S 10 W 10 23 S 21 W 32 23 S 21 W 2 24 S 10 W 30 25 S 14 W 2 2G S 21 W 32 2G S 21 W 30 20 S 21 W 2 27 S 15 W 2 .27 S 10 W 30 27 S 10 W 2 27 S 21 W 32 28 S 1G W 30 . 30 O ni o 82 30 30 1G 2 28 S 28 S 28 S 29 S 30 S 30 S 31 S 3.3 S 33 S 34 S 10 W 17 W 21 W 1(1 W 1!) W 10 W 18 W 17 W 20 W 19 W Talklno Fire Alarm, i The phonograph and ii-lcplionn nie employed In a South Carolina Invent or's automatic Arc alnini t'uit calls up n central npmtitor nnd t her Just whoio the hlnzo Is starting. Mllklna Excited Him. Henry, nurd six. who hud Just been In tho bnrn wntrhliig bin mióte milk tho cows, went In tho house tilled with excitement and sat down to eat his breakfast. Later when mother asked hlin why lie didn't drink his coffee, ho replied, "Oh, mother, I forgot to milk It I" The Roberts & Leahy ' : Mercantile Co. Inc. Wish You A Prosperous And Happy New Year V The second attack upon an au tomobile driver on the Border land highway within a year's time occurred near Deming Mon day night, when unknown sol diers beat, up H. II. Dewey, in flicting wounds from which he may die. The men were believed to have passed through Lord -burg, but the car was found in Deming later. The men likely will never be apprehended, hav ing gone into camp with the thousands of other men. Even-Toned Wood. Small splinters of lhe wood of old Cri'iiiiiim vlolln.f, whim vibrated with u bow, Imvo been found to give in variably I lie same unte; und that nota Is iilwnyn n oiu higher when tho wood Is taken from the belly of the instru ment ihan when It comes from th brick.