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Automobile Section And Other Big Features This Issue THE- Vol AXXl No. 7 Lordsburg, New Mexico, Friday, January 4, 1$H SUBSCRIPTION, M roa TKAB Boys In France Tobacco Fund Still In .Lime Light And Contributions Wanted -00- The Western Liberal by no means has given up the "Boys in France Tobacco Fund. " We are at it again and stronger than ever because our own boys from Lordsburg will soon leave for France. Telling argument for the nec essity of sending tobacco to the "Sammies" who have gone to France to help "smoke the Kais ep out" is made by Hoi worth Hall, brilliant young writer of New York, in article which he entitles: "Give the Soldier What He Wants." Hall has written the article for "Our Boys in France Toba ceo Fund." It follows: "We have taken him from a favorable home and given him a trench, damp, cold, depressing, "We have taken him from the competition of business and giv en him competition against every barbarian who can pull a trigger or hurl a bomb. "We have taken him from his '"family and given him France for a sweetheart, and we have sent him 3,000 miles to find her. "We have taken away his customery food and given him an army ration; we have taken his income and given the rank and pay of a private soldier. Taken His Place "We have taken him from the1 beauty and peace and quite of America and given him canon- 1 it t . i aaes to aeaien mm, nres anu gases to scorch and stifle him and the blasted area of No Man's Land to feast his eyes upon. We have taken from him his or dinary diversions, his recrea tions, his pleasures and given him ovér to constant peril in or der that a nation may preserve its self respect. "And in addition to what we have given him in place of his past he asks for something more something to comfort and re fresh and strengteen him. He asks for what will aid him to endure his hazards and his dis comforts, for what will lift his spirits and cheer him after the storm. Is it for us to argue or to debate. Wants Tobacco "He wants t o b a e'e o . He wants it to help him forget his hardships. He wants it to re lieve him from the terrible ner vous shock of combat. If he is hurt he wants it to encourage him against tomorrow; if he is hurt he wants it to soothe him for today. He is willing to en dure the savageness of an un natural enemy; he is willing to take as a matter of fact the in credible privations which must, be heartened for the task. "We must keep him as cheer-' ful as we can; we must make his ' existence as pleasant as possible Our own future depends primarily 1 upon him, and we owe him what ever he asks for He knows 1 what he wants and if ho gets it he will go indefinitely, bouyed i up and sustained by the only! means he can have to furnish him an instant's solace. Asks For "Weed" "Is it for us to question the desire of the man who is fighting for us? Is it for us to deny him the cheapest and simplest of pleasures when already he has sacraficed so much? Is it for us to refuse to contribute a trivial amount for the benefit of the man who has mortaged his life to William Hohenzollern? "His day is a day of cataclysm; his night is a night of judgement A million times between sunrise and sunrise his life is strung on the width of an inch, and he knows it. As payment he could ask us for so much. Yet as it is he asks us for so little and he says that no matter what we think, no matter what anyone thinks, just now he would rather have tobacco than anything else. " YOU GIVE THAT SOLDIER WHAT HE SAYS HE WANTS!" Excitement at Steins Steins was alive with excite ment on last Friday, and it was rumored several men had been killed. However only two mon were injured in a gun fight and both will recover. Special Officer L. D. Walters of the Southern Pacific and Con stable Oscar Allen were called to Steins on the case and arrested Guermillo Gonzales. It is stated that Gonzales had planned an at tack on Foreman Jose Sabala of the S. P., and went to the latter's home to ' 'start trouble. ' ' Sabala had learned of the man's alleged threats and was prepared for him. When an altercation ensued between the two men Sabia drew his revolver and shot. The gun caught in his coat and he shot himself through the right thigh.-. While tailing he aimed and shot Gonzales through the left thigh. Both men were taken to the hos pital at Tucson. Gonzales had evidently made an attempt to shoot the foreman as a bullet was found "jammed" in his revolver. Several other Mexicans were im plicated inan evident "frame-up" against Sabala, but for lack of incriminating evidence they were not arrested. Engagement Announced the an- hor It was with deepest regret and sympathy news was received in Lordsburg the last of the week from Brockman, located on the A. & M. M. railroad, between this city and Hachita, that Nick Pow ers had died after sustaining in juries when he was caught in the dutch of one of the big oil-burning engines in the pumping plant where he had been employed for the past fifteen years. The acci dent occurred on December 59th. N. F. Powers (better known to the people of this section as "Nick") was born April 4, 188G. For years ' he lived in Arizona, And came to New Mexico over 15 iydars ago, being employed all i J t.. A ' 1 mmt Lirae oy me Arizona anu New Mexico Railroad company Mflgthe capacity of pumpman. He mvas a faithful and loyal employe, &qd was held in the highest QSteem of the company and all who knew him. Nick Powers Was a good, honest and true citi zen' and will be missed by hun dreds of friends in New Mexico and Arizona. tAu 10 oulvivcu tjy u wuu ciuu Wo daughters, Mary and Oma- zoll, and one son, Charles. In terment was made at Tucson the first of the week. Deceased was a member of the K. of P. and Oddfellows lodges of this city. fCoHhe bereft the deepest sympa thy or the community is ex tended. ) The Western Liberal loses one of its best friends and oldest sub scribers in the death W Nick Powers. He was a member of the Liberal family for many years and always had a word of cheer for the "boys in the office. " Boquets Of Christmas Edition azmnr pfe Sea food cannot C?, be surpassed for s&0FQi nutritive quali ;fjP?5i" ties. Dietetic ex- ss perts prescribe it for run-down JÉrS? nerves and over- The Western Liberal of Lords burg, is to be congratulated upon its splendid Christmas and New Year's edition. It is a splendid exhibition of the printer's art, and the advertising is a distinct reminder that the business men of Lordsburg are a live bunch. Las Vegas Optic. The 1917 Progress Edition of the Western Liberal published at Lordsburg arrived at our ex change table Monday morning. It bears a neat Christmas cover page, and the edition is full of advertising, which shows splen did patronage of the home mer chants and the prosperous growth of our neighboring city. Doming Graphic. worked minds. BuyCanned Fish from Us and choose your oysters, lobsters, crabs, shrimp and clams from the most carefully selected stock on the market. Our supply of staple and fancy groceries will satisfy you, and our business methods insure Courtesy Cleanliness Honesty Service Ta E. i Eagle Drug Mercantile Co. LORDSBURG'S LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE I I Coming . Dr. Schell. the well-known op tometrist and optician of Tucson, will be at the Vendóme Hotel on his regular visit, on Saturday of nexttweek (12th), and will re main.until Sunday noon only. If you need glasses call on him for expert service. Satisfaction guar anteed. Special attention to chil dren's eyes. Need glasses? See Dr. Schell, the well-known optometrist and optician of Tucson at the Ven dóme hotel on hfs regular visit on Saturday of next week, and until noon Sunday. Special at tention to children's eyes. Sad Death Of Nick Powers Hoarding Of Food Most Unloyal Act Interesting Statement Of Administrator -00- In Silver City the first of week Mrs. C. P. Crawford nounced the engagement of daughter Louise to Mr. Edward H. Mitchell of this city, a mem ber of the law firm of Morning star & Mitchell. The wedding day bus not been announced. Miss Crawford' is a very popular young dy irom one of the oldest Silver Death of Mine Manager l.lfrlf inmi me o wl will hnntn nnm nrl tn T m-rieh,, M- ii;rv,n I- T- Dewew mailager of the ; ...?. n Lawrence Minmsr conmanv. ODor ingto New Mexico from St MstthftBonnQy mind,diedafer n i i . i : i ;i nrifiT 1 nncu ni nnpiimnn n iuo.. njifi nroinncr hoto n innt rvv. " iírf wnnti,a wnica mier resuuea in mening .fc,..W feV. ... ( a , LIS, ill 11112 UUIIIIVJ' VU1111J, lUCr day afternoon, Jan. 1st. The remains were taken to El Paso, Wednesday afternoon for inter ment. Deceased is survived by a wife and two daughters. I. T. Dewey came to Lordsburg as manager of the Lawrence Min ing company about eight months ago. He was a native of Penn sylvania, but for the past fifteen years had been Mexico, coming to El Paso after the severe Mexi can outbreaks. He was an ex perienced and expert mining man familiar with all the branches of the mining business. His work at the Bonney mine had been most efficient, and he had made a large number of friends both among his employes and the peo ple of Lordsburg and vicinity. He was taken down on last Thursday with pneumonia. All medical aid was given him, but it was impossible to save his life and ho finally expired on Tuesday evening. To his' wife and two daughters who survive him, the sympathy of the community is extended. Faris V. Bush, editor of the Drs. Crocker and De Moss were Western Liberal of Lordsburir. called into consultation, and two has issued a 28 page Christmas trained nurses were constantly and Progress edition that is full at the bedside of Mr. Dewey un of first class booster stuff for til death came Lordsburg and the adjacent min ing and cattle country. Every aspect of southern Grant county's phenomenal development for the past year has been thoroughly covered by Mr. Bush, and the paper has been sent out to every part of the country by its sub scribers and by the Lordsburg Chamber of Commerce --Doming Headlight. Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 8. If you don't want to helptheHohon zollorns, don't try to hoard food. Nobody is going to starve in America, if the human squirrels anu pack-rats don't try to be misers and smuggle all the food off to secret caches to keop some one else from getting it like a dog burying a bone. When you hoard food you are directly helping to embarrass and demoralize the government's eff orts to regulate and steady the food supply and food priesa, and are obstructing the work of win ning the, war. An emphatic warning against hoarding, which is going on in New Mexico today despite all that has been said about it, was issued today by State Food Ad ministrator Ralph C. Ely. "The first function of the U. S. Food Administration," said the Food Administrator, "is the es sential one of providing food for 1 . n i our own pcopie. ine seconu is to provide food for our allies. What he allies will get is what the American people voluntarily go without. Our supply is safe and assured. It is up to us what our allies shall receive. Hoard ing directly jeopardises our own supply. "If instead of buying a sack of flour the consumer buys a barrel, and a sack of sugar instead of a dollar's worth, he doesn't affect the annual demand, but he has a serious effect on the monetary demand. He helps, to bring about a shortage and a delieate situa tion. - In war times like these, markets are disturbed, and specu lators are rampant. The Food -Administration -is rj'inij; io elim inate the speculator. The person who buys successively creates a feverish condition and a local disturbance, and thus helps to create a field for the speculator and plays into liis hands. It is impossible to realize with out intimate knowledge of condi tions and prices what great sav ings have already been accom plished. But despite the efforts of the Food Administration, prices are bound to be high. Money has been pouring into the country for munitions and war supplies. The circulating medium has increased tremen dously which always means cheap money; the great issue of bonds, even though interest-bearing se curities, so far as economic con- I dilions are concerned, operate 'the same as corresponding in ; crease in the circulating medium, as they are to a great extent used 'like money and passed from hand to hand in payment of indebted I npss. These conditions, aside from the actual war, help make prices high. They should be , borne in mind not only in con nection with food, but coal and other products and in measuring wages. "The food administration urges all persons who are patriotically inclined not to attempt .to buy in unusually large quantities. The merchants are urged not to sell in such large quantities. The Food Administration has held down the price of sugar, canned ; goods and many other necessities. l here is no reason to be uneasy. The supply will at all times be adequate for the American con sumer. No wheat will be sent abroad that is needed for home consumption. All shipments of wheat that are made in any one month will consist of the Ameri can people's savings of the pre vious month over normal con sumption. The samé is true of sugar and other necessities. Peo ple are expected to eat what they want; better,' what they need; save what they can, and with those savings help win the war. "Hoarding disturbs -local con ditions, and the effect spreads like a ripple in a pond. It makes the work of- the Food -Administration more difficult; makes diffi cult the estimating of normal consumption in the month past or the moflth to :ome, and works directly against the objects that the Food Administration is try idg to accomplish. It defeats its own ends and is both foolish and unpatriotic. It imperils the suc cess of the whole food-saving propaganda, and thus imperils the success of the war, which is to be won by food; not the food which the government withholds from us, but that which we vol untarily save." -Id-nil Our Illc Si-rlnl Nlorjr- WOMAN'S CLUB NOTES Fatal Accident M. B. Green, a fireman for the Southern Pacific, sustained a fractured vertebra from which he will likely not recover, when the rope on the water column broke while he was filling an en gine early Thursday morning, He had been working for the company only a few months. He was not married. Dr. Crocker immediately attended the man and ho was taken to the Tucson hospital on No. 1 Thurs day. Little hopes are held for his recovery. The "Social Evening" given by the Woman's Club at the K. of P. hall for the benefit of the Red Cross was well attended and everybody reported a good time. The gross proceeds were $64. The next meeting of the Wo man's Club will be at the homo of Mrs. Chase, Monday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m. Program. Baby Res cue Department, Mrs. Patton ; Making War Safe for Children, Mrs. Davenport; The Child Wel fare Exhibit, Mrs. Gordy; The Protection of Our Infantry In dustry, Miss Dempiwolf. ' -llniil Our III); Ni-rlnl Story- A Big Week at the Star Manager Briel has booked some fine pictures for his theatre to night and every night for the coming week. This is an excep tionally fine bill as will be seen from the advertisement else where in this issue. Beginning next Thursday the Metro fea tures will be shown again. They are very popular here. The Sun day and Monday night attractions are especially fine this coming week. Start the New Year Right Let ROBERTS & LEAHY MER. CO. Serve you in the following goods: GROCERIES, Staple & Fancy MEATS, Fresh and Smoked HARDWARE DRY GOODS CLOTHING Men's, Women's & Children's MEN'S FURNISHINGS SHOES Men's, Women's & Children's HATS Men's, Women's & Children's TOILET ARTICLES FURNITURE and House Furnishings If you do not trade with us now, try it and you'll get the habit.