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Buy Your SéSLSoñ Ticket Now For the Chautauqua Next Week R.AL ml? WESTERN LIHE Vol AXXI No. 15 Lordsburg, New Mexico, Friday, March 22, 1918 James Edgar Buys Out lordsburg Auto Co. Will be Manager of New Garage Sell Cattle Interests to H. F. Winslow James Edgar, well known stock man of this section has been a stre nuous business man for the past few days. Within twenty-four hours' time he sold his ranch and interests to Hemy P. Winslow, who came hero several month!) ago from Texas and who is a partner with L. R. Jones in the dray business, and purchased the Lordsburg Auto Company from J. H. Fitzpatrick, who is retiring from the garage business owing to ill nealth. Abdut two years ago Mr. Edgat sold his ranch near Gila to G. E. Head and went into partnership with Felix R. Jones, establishing a cattle ranch about six miles north of Lordsburg. All Mr. Edgar's interests in the cat tle, lands and improvements have been sold to Mr. Winslow. The considera-, tion is said to be in the vicinity of 111,000.00. In purchasing the Lordsburg Auto Company, Mr. Edgar will take charge as manager. Mr. Fitzpatrick, who built the handsome new garage and has made such a success of the busi ness, will still reside in Lordsburg, but will be in less strenuous work. Jim Edgar is well known and w.ell liked by all who know him. Ho is a good business man and a hustler. He should do well in his new enterprise and every possible success is wished him by his many friends. HACHITA ITEMS (To Late for Last Week) Mrs. Tombaugh is on the sick list. Miss Jennie McGaughy of Missis sippi is visiting her brother, H. A. Mc Gaughy and family. Mr. and Mrs. Less McKiney were Shopping in El Paso, last week. Miss Beryl McGaughy has a beaut iful new piano. Elwynj Osterhaut drove over from Hondale Sunday in his new Ford car. Eugene Romney and wife, Mrs. T. M. Nichols and Mrs. Baylor Young made a flying trip to Silver CityTJnirs dayrrtconection'withRed'CTOSS'worl Several of the young people., from Walnut Wells, attended the' Red Cross dance here Friday .night. The Y. M. C. A. Building for the Hachita camp is finished and the boys have a fine Picture Show there now, as well. as many other helpful things The Rev. Garrett Y. M. C. A. Secre tary deserves much credit for histiri lcss efforts in behalf of the camp here. The Lordsburg Telephone Com pany will issue a new directory some time in the coming week. Red Cross Carnival Was A Grand Success Hundreds Enjoy Carnival Which Makes $210 for the Red Cross Work Here The Red Cross Carnival held Saturday evening was a startling success. Several hundred peo ple came out to be children again, to throw confetti and to cast dull care and hard cash to the winds. Valedon was well represented and contributed much to the suc cess of the carnival. The hall was lined with booths tastefully decorated by the ladies in charge. It presented a scene of beauty and gayety, and every where was heard laughter and merriment. A short vaudeville program was given, the numbers of which were very well chosen and excel lently rendered, especially Mr. Rose's vocal Selections, which were enthusiastically received; and it is hoped he will favor Lordsburg again in the future. The result of the evening's fun was the substantial sum of $243.45, of which $30.00 repre sents the expense of the carni val. This small item of expense is due to the generosity and pa triotism of the following: Eagle Drug Mercantile Com prny, Roberts & Leahy Mercan tile Company, Mint Club, Owl Club, Up-to-Date Grocery, Peter Yocum, Scott Garage, Messrs. Heather, Jeffus & Johnson, con structing the booths, The Ladies in charge donating the decora tions of booths, Girls gave the candy, Sandwiches were solicited, Mrs. Crowdus contributed $25, iMr.vCuretonM.contributedw$10.Q0,. arid numerous small donations. To adft vtó the fun, policeman arrested a number who were tried and fined by "Judge" Mornihgstar on charges of theft, pro-Germanism and various other misdemeanors. The Popular Girl contest was won by Miss Ruth Chase. (Contributed.) Nr y F. L. CoTBwKflS .n last of the wee Eat More Eggs :-: Eat More Eggs . . . STRICTLY FRESH . . . Fancy Yard Eggs m 45c per doz. HOW LORDSBURG STANDS AS AN INCOR- How the Village Has a Right .to Collect Occupation Taxes What is Before the Next Board of Trustees and What Lordsburg Needs Most Spring is knocking, and the demand for vegeta bles increases. Commen pítiít MONDAY, we will P " 7 receive each day all that the market altords in green stuff, , Remember-We get them Fresh every day Don't Forget Your Spuds on Friday 35 pounds for $1.00 Phone No. 77 THE Eagle Drug Mercantile Co. Lordsburg's Leading Department Store U. S. Food Administration License No. G 32258 H jf 1 1 Lordsburg was incorporated as a village at a petition of a majority ot tne residents ot the town on April 3, 1916, by thecoun ty commissioners. The next week a mass meeting of the citizens was held 'at the K. of P. Hall and the nominations placed for mayor, lour counciimen anu a city clerk. The one ticket was unanimously chosen by the people attendmg, and this ticket was elected at the polls a week later. The council was then organize'd, and composed of the follow ing memoers: mayor, ueorce Manner: councilman. Felix .Tone. Joe Olney, P. J. Fairly and John liobson. Earl Kerr was elected city clerk, following the resignations later of Messrs. Jones and Olney, E. M. Fisher and G. P. Jeffus were selected as counciimen. t About four months after the town had been collecting taxes an injunction was brought in the district court to prevent the col lection of liquor and occupation licenses. Judge Colin Neblett sus tained the motion and the city was enjoined from making these collections. It also had the task-upon its shoulders of paying back the taxes already collected and which had partially been spent This decision affects the collection of taxes under Sections 3771 to 3777 as stated in the court's order. Lordsburg, however, is now collecting taxes under Sections 3299 and 218 of the Compiled Laws of New Mexico, to be found on pages 955 and 177. Look it up if you don't believe it. House Bill No. 92. nasscd during the 1915 session of the New Mexico State Legislature, provides for the collection of all occupa tion taxes except licenses irom saloons. Tins law mav be found on page 955, Section 3299, of the New Mexico Statutes. The occu pation tax is the same as was formerly paid by business houses to the county, according to the amount of business done, and now in stead of going to the county fund titer money is payable to the city clerk. The work of collecting this tax is now under wav in Lords burg and wiU give the city quite a sum to begin work on with the new council. Section 218 also provides for the collection of a doc tax and in sists that this collection MUST be made or the dog shot. The city is not enjoined from collecting any of these taxes and has the same powers to enforce collections as it has to assess a 3 mill levy upon the town which is paid?'by every taxpayer to the county treasurer and then transferred; to the,city coffers. 'Ihe new council will have muchnonmBBh treasurrJias-only-aboub$l-,000.otfn1h taxes and the taxes for 1918 (occupation and tax levy) coming in Lordsburg needs adequate fire protection fir3t of all. It neeis a general cleaning up from all angles. Tin cans and refuse is awaiting to be hauled away and the city cleaned up from every nook and corner. A sewerage system is needed. Street repair is a paramount issue. Lighting of the streets, and a hundred items that could be listed without end. The city may possibly nave some lots unsold trom tne original townsite and this should be investigated. Expenses of running the town should be cut as low as possible and a council of good sound business men is need ed to do all of these things. Frederick A. Bush Succumbs Wednesday After Seri ous Illness. Jl Frederick A. Bush, editor of the Silver City Enterprise, died at his home in Silver City, Wed nesday morning at 1 o'clock, fol lowing a week's serious illness, during which time he had never gained consciousness. His death resulted from a nervous break down after a brave fight of a number of years to regain his health. At the time of his death his brothers, Wm. Bush, of Sey-1 mour, Indiana, and George Bush, of South Pasadena, California, ' together with his two sons, Bur-1 chard, aged 11 and Frederick, aged 14, were at his bedside. Frederick Bush was aged 40 years. He came to New Mexico from Seymour, Ir diana, twenty- two years ago. He was city ed itor of the Albuquerque Morning Journal for several years, mov ing to Silver City, where he has been editor and owner of the Enterprise for eighteen years. Interment will be made in the Masonic cemetery at bilver Oity CLOTHES on Thursday atternoon. bejrv ices wili be held at the Episcopal church. Faris V. Bush, editor of the Western Liberal, who hart been at the bedside of his uncle, 1. A. Bush and returned home Tuesday, left for Silver iCity again Wednesday morning1 and will likely remain there the bal ance of the week. The death of Mr. Bush brings frt ftio lnan n lifnnf miiVi nanfnl- ness. Despite the handicap of poor health for many years, he made a brave fight. He was a loving father and a truer friend never lived. His death is mourn ed by hundreds of friends throughout the southwest. CATHOLIC CHUKCII NOTES Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. Be fore high mugs there will be bencdic tion -and distribution of the palms imi after mass, benediction. At o'clock, Christian instruction, for the children (Sunday school). At 7:30 in the evening, devotion of the way of cross. Friday the same in Spanish. The week after . Palm Sunday is the holy week. The services during ilia holy week are as follows: In poena Domini, holy Thursday high n.ass at 9 n. m.; after this, reposition u. the blessed sacrament in tho re pository (side altar), then denuda. tion of the altar. On this day espe cially all Catholics are reauestcd to visit tlio blessed sacrament in order to adore it. The ceremonies for good Friday will commence at 0 o clock. Holy Saturday the ceremonies will commence at 8 o'clock: Blessing of ihe fire, Easter candle, baptismal water, high mass. Noxt Friday, and also on Good Fri ! tv and the forenoon of Holy Satur I iv. are fast nnd uhstinence days The Lenten fast ceases at 12 o'clock uii IIolv Snturdnv. The Paschal Time, during which all Catholics who have come to the years of discretion aro bound to receive holy communion worthily, extends from the first Sunday of Lent to Trinity Sunday, inclusive. Flowors for Easter, in order to decorato the altar and church, are highly required. REV. FATHER BERG Holmes Maddox, O. G. King and other Animas people were in town Wednesday. Many were en route to Silver City for court. Chautauqua Dates Are Mch. 29-30-April 1 Salo of Season Tickets Now Undor Way-Will bo Widely Advertised in County Next Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday the Radclifle Chautau qua, booked by the Lonhburtr Cham ber of Commerce will appear under canvass in wis city, preparations arc being made to caro for a large number of out of town visitors for tht occasion and advertising in beine strenuously made by the committees in charge. Advance people of the Chautauqua wero hero the first of the week ar ranging for the sale of tickets and arousing local enthusiasm in the big evem. inc unamoer 01 uommerc has taken actively a hold of tho ticket selling campaign and will make a big drive tho last of thia week and the first of next. The chautauaua will be under their big tent beginning on the morning of Friday March 29th and tho pro gram lor tne next three days will be as follows: OPENING DAY Afternoon. Pageant of Children. Tho Neapolitan Male Quartette Helen B. Paulsen - Lecture "Community Consciousness" Night Col. G. A. Gearhart .... .T.ojture "The Call of Dwuocrw" The Neapolitan Quartette - SECOND DAY-Moroinz A demonstration lecture by nn ex port carrying tho authorised mes sage of tho Food Administration: ."Mobilizing American Kitchens to Help Win the War." Afternoon The Metropolitan Concert Company Domestic Science Expert.. Lecture "Patriotism Expressed in Domestic Efficiency" Night The Chautauqua Director.. Lecture "The Call to the Colors" The Metropolitan Concert Company IRD DAY Morning v Demonstration lecture -by: a' Red (saNüfsocaxryingj.Uuuauthor?. ized mcsagc of the American Bed Cross "The Prevention of DUeaif as a Patriotic Duty." Afternoon The David Duggin Concert Com pany; Lecturer Cross in -"The Peace Red Cross Story of the Red and War." Night The Chautauqua Director Lecture "When the Boys Come Home," or "Our Town After tho War." The David Duggin Concert Com pany in grand closing concert. Season Tickets good for all per formances, Adults, $2.00; Children, $1.00. Tickets for single performances, Adults, 60c; Children 25c While no Sunday program has been arranged it is likely that a sermon will be preached in the afternoon and a sacred concert given. BIG FEATURES FOR THE STAR THEATRE Mabel Taliferro in "The Barricade'' will be the Metro feature on next Thursday night at the Star theatre. This is one o A Misa Talifcrro's best pictures and said to bo as good as "Draft 258," in which she was seen here last. On Sunday night Manager Driel will begin another feature night with Piyc reel Vitagraph Blue Ribbon pic tures. The price for these five reel era will be 5 and 10 cents. This in novation will likely pack the house on Sunday evenings. On Tuesday night "The Lost Ex press" serial was begun and proved to be one of tho biggest thrillers of tho year. This picture should keep up the standard of the Tuesday night shows. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DINNER Tho Womans Club will bo prepared to serve luncheon to twenty-five mem bers of the Chamber of Commerce at the K. P. hall at noon on Monday, March 25th. WANTRIl FOR MEXICANS Rev. Father Berg of St. Joseph':! Catholic church statos that there ard n number of worthy Mexicans in th'lH city groatly in need of old clothing! for mon, women anu cunaren in cspo riul. The flro has left many people destitute without homos or clothing. Father Borg would appreciate tne ta vor if thosa havintr old clothing would notify him. Lordsburg should not beJ found wanting in this plea for help KEDROCK Tho club wa8 entertained by Mrs. Joe Wood last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ford pave tho young folks n most delightful play mrtv Saturday nltrlit. Mr. nnd Mrs. Arthur Cloudt of Lordsburg visited relatives Saturday inil Snndnv. J. M. Harnor and family visited the lamos Murnhvs of Tyrone the fore nnrt of thn week. The mohair growers arc all busy with their "mowing" machines. Mrs. Patterson nnd Mrs. E. Morris were hero from Duncan the first of the week. "Rev. and Mrs. Roberts of the Chris tian church now have three tons In tho United States army. A sonríe flag with three stars flies from the gate of the parsonage, indicating that three sons are in and not out of service. L. W. f!alleii of Alhumiernun ms . - Here Monday. F. D. Clark. C. L. Wilcox -and Frank Wheeler were visitors haré from K.euy, N. at., on Monday or this wetic, W. D. Alsoton. now of Morencie. was in town Tuesday. Constable Allen and Justice Mar- salis were called to Silver City this week on the case of Snell and Wilson, the soldiers who killed the Douglas chauffer. II. Q. Hardin attended court at Silver City this week. James Harper and family were in the county seat this week; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Parkes were here from Duncan the last of the week. CARS FOR SALE Maxwell touring car. 1017 model, all new tires and one extra, $500.00: Smith Form-a-Truek. almost new, fino condition and new body, $450.00; will make terms to right party. Inquire of J. H. care western Mocrai. S. P. Rebuilding Here and Fatare is Bright Temporary Quarters Growing Over Night Possibilities Are Excellent That Lordsburg wiIT obtain ono of the larger division points and shop on the Southern Pacific lines is a gen eral opinion advanced as the result of the conflagration which wiped out the roundhouse, oil tanks and engines hero on Thursday morning of last week. Superintendent William Wilson of tho Tucson division and other officials of the Southern Pacific arrived here within a few hours after the fire be gan and stayed several days. This week more officials have4. been in Lordsburg in consultation as to the future construction work- While opinions ás to what the Southern Pacific will, do aro advanced by everyone, ho one knows for a cer tainty what Construction will be done. The officials Of the road will not com mit themselves with opinions or news. It takes time to work out such colos sal problems. They are all capable men and Lordsburg need not feel ill at ease that they will act hastily. The matter of future construction will likely come up both in San Francisco, New York and. Washington, One thing is certain, however, and this anyone with eyes may observe. the Southern Pacific is working r rapidly áá boisiblo at erecting tem porary quarters here. The back walla or tne roundhouse are standing intact and to them the side walls and a roof Is being built and arrangements mado for seven stalls. Temporary machine shoDS. office and work rooms are being built at tho rear of the roundhouse. Two wrecking derricks are here re moving the debris. Several hundred men are also at work cleaning up the yards and site of the fire. The turn table was the first thing to be cleancl out and put in repair. , For oil storage one of the old pita and jUn3t-srill:ba,-usedVíith. tpump pressure. At the present time tho locomotiv-n are being cared for by the mechanics in the south track in tho yards and traffic is going on as usual with very few delays caused by Jtho fire. Within several davs' time the yards will likely be cleaned up and engines running in and from the roundhouso is they have in the past. As to -tho future construction, no one can nay. capable men are han dling this work and it is possible and likely -that Lordsburg will obtain modern shops, bigger yards and co lossal oil storage tanks, giving em ployment to several hundred mon. Deming, N. M., March 16. A field battery was sent from Camp Cody here to tordsourg, n. inursaay night to be used in, wrecking an oil tank to prevent the spread of the oil fire there. But the fire was eon trolled before the arrival of the field gun battery and it was returned to day to Deming. In rcDortincr the fire the Demimr Headlieht had the following to say. which shows that this paper is a friend to Lordsburg: "The flames wero brought undor control about 2 o'clock in the! after noon, but long before that time the railroad officials and the people of Lordaburir were burning ud the wires between that town and the Southern Pacific offices, making arrangements for the rebuilding of all the property that had been taken by the flames. A suggestion made over the tele phone from Deming to the effect that this city stood a chance of landing the division point here, now that Lordsburg had lost all the railroad shops, was met with a profane warn ing that Deming did not stand a chance of getting the shops here, as Lordsburg had practically completed all arrangements for the replacement of the tanks and the roundhouse. Then the, Deming Graphic said in The uoutnern t'acinc was tne neavy loser by the flames, which started at about 10:30 a. m. in the pit under the trade at a big oil tank, while an en gine was taking oil and quickly spread to the tank itself. After that there was nothing to be done but let the (Ire take its course, as Lordsburg has no fire-fighting equipment to speak of. The uraphic should become better posted on an oil fire. All the fire fighting apparatus in New Mexico could not have put out the big fire. Water only adds to the- fierceness and spreading of the flanes. The Liberal should like to see tie flro apparatus that could put out this Are. Junior Red Cross The Junior Red Cross will hold a Parcel Post Sale at the Vert dome Hotel Saturday afternoon at a o ciocic. frico or parcels will range from 5 cents up. Each parcel is worth the money asked. You may rind a dozen eggB, a pound of butter, a cake of soap or a ready-made garment in your parcel. Come and buy one and help us become a school auxiliary.