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pQMúém SteiSbiSKBffiááiiSe Section - THE WESTERN LIBERAL No. 8 ilíE8íícísrff, New MesTriday, mufSfcjll, mj"m suDacmnioN. umnu ' , i i : j 3r , .HW . : S.. - . ----- z i Vol, AXXI Curt Rainbolt Owner of Box M Ranch Local Man Purchases Entire Control of $200,000 Cattle Ranch One of the largest individual cattle transactions ever made in this section was completed the first of the week when Curt Rain bolt purchased the entire interest in the Highland Cattle Company, by taking over the shares of A. W. Ballard, the other owner. The transaction totals nearly $200,000, and includes all of the lands and property of the High land Cattle Company together with all the stock owned by them. Mr. Rainbolt is the sole owner and one of the largest cattle hold ers in the southwest, as he pre viously had quite a lot of stock north and northeast of Lords burg. The transaction does not in clude the state lands recently applied for and selected by Mr. Ballard. He will still hold this immense tract of some 20 sec tions between this city and the Gila River. It is possible he may later stock this land. Mr. Rainbolt, however, takes over all the state land of the Box M ranch, which is one of the most extensive in the southwest. During the spring this outfit was sold to Messrs. Rainbolt, Ballard and Armstrong by the Highland Cattle Company of Minden, Nevada. Later the in terest of Mr. Armstrong was pur chased by Messrs. Ballard and Rainbolt, and now the notes, se curities and all property and stock are in the name of Curt Rainbolt. This is quite a venture for the local man, and all friends in the southwest extend tó him wishes of success. Costly Magazine Secion is Issued this Week Western Liberal Gives Readers Best in Short Story Fiction )f the .liber an d ,of in the Farrior Returning Home Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Farrior may return to Lordsburg before many days according to word re ceived from Camp Funston. Mr. Farrior has been discharged from the army on physical grounds lie ana his wue win visit in Florida for a short time and then expect to return home. Wallace Farrior will also leave next week for Florida. me western Liberal ail I re mains in a class by itselfs It is the only newspaper in thelsouth west issuing a monthly all-story magazine section. This feature is only on many things the Western al tries to keeD ud wit many instances goes aheac the newspaper field. Wit! additional costs of newspaper print, ink, labor and addedjeosts of every commodity, this maga zine section is gotton out at no little expense. It is not Heavy in advertising, the stories taking up all the of the space. This is not an advertising proposition with us but a magazine furnish ed our readers for reading Tpur poses only. Tit in tne copy we issue touav, we call attention to the following high class stones all of w, are complete: In Nauvoo" by llober Chambers. "Belever's Williamsons. "Christmas Partners" C. Bryant. "The' Mocker" by Liebe. "Lovers True" by Georc mer Cobb; and two other s by well known authors. uon't you thing this 13 going some ior a county newspaper.' Be sure to read your magazine from cover to cover this week. We guarantee all the stories to Questionnaires Are All Mailed Out Classification Of County Mon is Nearly Completed Allies" by Ithe Itch Hapsburg El- mes TJie work of mailing out ques tionnaires upon which the regis tered men of Grant county will be classified for military service has ended. A total of 3,670 had been mailed from the office of the selective service board up to Tuesday morning. The last were mailed out Thursday. The return of the question naires has been so prompt in the great majority of cases that the board has not been able to keep pace with them, since the work of classifying takes' considerable time. About 15 minutes is re quired to see that the document is properly made out and signed and an other 15 minutes to read it over. Up to Monday morning a total of G37 men had been clas sified. Of these 91 were placed Class 1; 3 in Class II; 21 in Class III: and the remainder, or 521, ich in classes IV and V. Class I are those who have no depend ents and if they are able to pass the physical examination will be subject to call as needed. Red Cross News the Week Activities Of The Lordsburg Branch Red Cross Chapter IW. So far as the records go, 14 per cent of the men have - been found eligable in Class 1 and have been so placed. Fourteen per cent of these have lodged an appeal and their cases go for consideration before the district board. Should the present rate hold through the entire list of those registered a total of 588 men for Class 1 is indicated. Allowing a deduction of 25 per cent for be among the best availabjbt Jejections because of physical 1 reasons, it would seem that a- bout 450 men will be the county s i c 1.1 1 i i Imnnrtant Patrnn' Anniatinn , numDer 01 men, wunout aepenu- imporiani rairons Associauon nts h ava able for . Meeting On next Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the High School, a most import ant meeting of the F atronsfAsso ciation will take place. Reports from the officers and chairmen of committees will be hean annual election of office: also take place and the lath of the evening will be dev a social time. Members Patrons' Association, pie in your places. The rag will half died to df the aije be Boot Sfioes and Slippers 'C3 g 5 i 'I aw áVwiniii Whether you want shoes fo. dress or service you will find our stock contains the very thing you desire. The latest styles are here and we urge you to come in and look them over. I 3 ents. tary service, should the county s Class 1 men fall below this num ber it is possible that Class IV men will be required for the second million of the National Army. Press reports from Washington indicate that a still more liber al interpretation of the selective draft law is to prevail in the fu ture than has at any time in the past and that only single men are to be included in Class I. These orders have not yet reach ed the board for Grant county. No date has as yet been set for the sending of the men who are needed to make up the defi ciency caused by rejections from the military camps on account of physical reasons, but the call may be sent out any day now with sufficient time allowed to report to the local board for duty. by We have all the up-to-date lasts in black and tan and the season's novelty colors and styles. And we have them in the staple leathers as well as the ma terials of the present mode. Our rubber boots, leather boots and slippers for house wear are the best obtainable and we assure you that you will find the prices very fair. Come in and see what we have. BUY AT HOME llllllp We are experts at fitting and know' can atoe you the utmost satiafactic Mrs. Wagner, Victim of Assault, Dies. 1 Four months to the day, follow ing a brutal assault of which she was the victim, Mrs. Marie Louis 1 Wagner, the aged and eccentric Pmos Altos woman, died at Silver City hospital early Satur day morning. She had been a ' patient at the hospital since Sep ! tember 8th. I From the day Mrs. Wagner .was found in her home, uncon scious and suffering from a frac tured skull and other severe in juries, inflicted by a club wielded by her assailant, to the day she THE Eagle Drug Mercantile Co. LORDSBURG'S LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE d ed. her mind, so lar as the as sault made on her waB concerned, was a complete bank. Though she recovered consciousness and nartlv recovered from Her injur ies. she never regained her full senses or the faculty of speech. It will bo remembered that few hours after Mrs. Wagner was found almost dead in her little home at Pinos Altos, Satur day, Sept. 8, 1917. Steve Burnett, a joung man well known in and around Pinos Altas, was arrested at the Santa Fe' railway station at Silver City as-ho was about to board a train for California. The officers had secured evidence that pointed to Burnett as the assail ant ol wrs. wagner. Biggest Feature Of The Year Coming Income Tax Expert Here February 15-20 The "Slacker" To Be Shown wm Assist Loca Poop0 n Here Thursday Night The executive committee of the Red Cross will meet at the High School building Saturday after noon at 3 p. m. t The Military Relief Committee has given out numerous bundles of yarn, and soon the knitters of Lordsburg are expected to turn in a harvest of socks and sweat ers, helmets and mitts. All la dies are asked to come out and dqjtheir bit on Saturday afternoon ilbfUVVU I CIUUII. i n Monday afternoon the Wo-! man a blub turned over to the Cross treasurer. Mr. Coon. 1 fifmr dollars. All contributions artí gratefully received and ap preciated. During membership campaign wfjgk various ladies took their, places in the Red Cross booth on 1 fflilfwwl Avnnnn T in tilllilfñ" eshonded cenerouslv to the an- peal for new members and 75 new names were recorded. As soon as possible a commit tee will be organized to make hospital garments of all kinds. This committee will sew in the Redi Cross room at the High School. Ladies who do not care to knit can do their bit on na- The dinner given by the Dom estic-Science department netted $54. This money has been turn ed over to the Red Cross, and for it the society thanks the depart ment and Miss Dempewolf, who expended a great deal of labor and time in makincr the dinner a 'áuccess. awill be an important meetihgot the Ken Uross at the High School on Saturday after noon at three o'clock for the pur pose of taking up some special 3ewing. All ladies of thé local branch-chapter are urged to be present. Manager D. W. Briel of the Star Theatre has booked one of the best and most timely moving pictures of the year for Thursday night. Of vital interest to every American, whether of native or foreign parentage, is "TheSlnck er." Descendants of all nations are represented in this patriotic photodrama, which has been written ,and directed by that wizard of the screen, William C. Cabanne. In turn arc shown Frenchmen, Italians, English men, Roumanians, Chinóse, Jap anese, etc., and then these dis solve into one huge American flag the true "melting pot" of the nations. Native born Americans hasten to enlist in army and navy and "do their bit." A Chinaman, born here, offers his life to the country. A German lad, born abroad, decides to cast his lot with the land of his adoption. In one bcene, 3,000 soldiers with fixed bayonets advance to answer the call of Columbia. Sam Turman Seriously III. Word was received here Thurs day that Sam Turman of Redrock well known in this city, was ser iously ill at Camp Kearney, Cal., with pneumonia. His father left on Wednesday to be with him. Later word from his bedside was to the effect that the malady had proved fatal, but this was not confirmed up to Thursday evening. Granddaug loneerWins Rosidnnts of this section, esne- cially the old timers, who remem ber William Elliott, one of the nioneora of this section and his daughter Christine, will be inter ested to know that baby Edna Lindstrom of Phoenix, Arizona, carried away all the prizes for Better Babies." and has been thrown to nil world challenge of superiority at the recent Arizona Congress ot Mothers at fhoenix. The baby was considered the best developed and received a higher score than all the other babies shown in the contest. The reward was a handsome- gold medal. Carlisle Mine. Turned' Bade to uwner George H. Utter was here to day from Log Beach, Cal., en route to Steeplerock, N. Al., to take over the Carlisle mine which has been voluntarily surrendered to Mr. Utter by the Carlisle Mines Company after spending over $300,000 in development, building of a mill ahd other work. Mr. Utter has still hopes of ad justing matters so as to give the stockholders a chance to come out on the deal. Now Here ! Dr.Schell, the well-known opti cian of Tucson, is now at the Vendóme Hotel, and will. remain until Sunday noon. If you need glasses call on him for expert service. Special attention to chil dren's eyes. calling at the bank. Another special book has been issued by the bank for the keeping of ac ' counts as required by the war tax law. It gives the full text of the various provisions of the law and is of inestimable value 0'Connell Buys Owl Club ,law and is of inestimable val , i to the cattleman and merchant Ueorge B. U Uonnell has pur chased the Owl Club Billiard Par lors from M. S. Asbell, assuming management on the first of the month. Mr. O'Connell has been in charge of the Owl Club since it was purchased in August from Mossrs. Marshall and Young, tie is a popular young business man and should do well as sole owner of this enterprise. Making Out Reports Everyone is interested in the arrival of the agents of the De partment of Internal Revenue who are scheduled to come here soon for the distribution of in come tax blanks and assist the citizens in filling out these re ports. According to word received here today the special agent will be in Lordsburg from February 15th to20th. He will have his office here and will be there every day ready and willing to hqlp persons subject to the income tax to make out their returns without any cost to them for his services. Returns of income for the year 1017 must be made on fprms provided for the purpose before March 1. 1918. Because a good many people don't understand the law and won't know how- to make out their returns, the government in sending in this expert to do it for them. But the dutv is on the taxpayer to nake himself known to the fovernment. I f he doesn't make turn as required before March he may have to pay a penalty nging from $20 to $1,000, pay me or go to jail, b ) if you i't want to take chances on ng to jail, you better call on income tax man. It you are sure about being subject to tax, better ask him and ake sure. Whether you see he income tax man or not, you must make return if subject to tax ' ' Of 'course, persons resident in other counties may, if they want to, come and see the income tax man who will bo at Lordsbuig. The collector suggests that everbody start figuring up now his income and expenses so as to be ready with the figures when the expert arrives. Expenses, however, don't mean family ex penses, money used to pay off the principal of a debt, new machinery, buildings, or any thing like that. They mean what vou spend in making your money-interest, taxes paid, hired help, amount paid for goods sold seed, stock bought for feeding, rent, (except for your dwelling) etc. Income includes about every dollar you get. The First National Bank of this city has gone to a heavy expense in assisting its customers and the people of southern Grant county in the data of the income tax law and filling out the blanks. The bank has issued a special leaflet telling of the operation of the act and information .as to filling out blanks, who is taxable, etc., which may be had by writing or Roberts & Leahy Mercantile Co. Install New Cases He p Youi self. Th' r. I- In 1"- v i 'M iiifiiiiMy iniro Joy tl n ímln m l lnivd. If you will only take yuur share wlicn It Is set before you. Ilusklu Seven thousand dollars have been invosted in new cases by (he Roberts & Leahy Mercantile Co., and are being installed in their Btore at the present time. The last of the week the bal cony and central part of the store wore torn out, leaving a cioar space in the center of the build ing for the instillation of the new display cases and counters. A man was sent hero by the manu facturers to put in the equipment and will be busy with the corps of men for several days. These cases are the latest in manufacture and design, and will be used both for the dry goods department and a special lot for the hardware side. The store will bo practically rebuilt with all of these improvements, to gether with the new addition completed by Contractor Jack Heather a short time ago. E fll Nearly Two Carloads of New Fixtures In Our Enlarged Store and will from now on bo able to better serve our ever increasing trade. These New Fixtures will protect the goods so that they will be shown to you in a clean, naat appearance, also ... . will enable us 'to serve you more ' ü promptly. V QUICK SERVICE AHD COURTEOUS TREATMENT Will Bs Combined With QUALITY GOODS THE ROBERTS & LEAH! MER. CO. \n\n jamás.