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the record, kenna, new 'Mexico.
The Kenna Record D. C. SAVAGE Editor and Pub'r PUBLISHED WEEKLY Entered Ftbnary 8th 1917 Jt the Kcr.nn, New Mexico, Post Office, as second Class IVfail Nfatter. - Subscription $1.00 Per Year In Advance Advert iselng rnt.93 nindo known on Application The past ele ven days of cloudy, misty weather is so unusual fur Eastern Now- Mexico that many aro speaking already of leaving i n sea rcl i of .a , 1 1 y el-, ci i ma to. Just tlio way with t-onie peoble, if it was not ruining thep would kick a.ul wantto go to where il did rain. And the same people Would not ho satisfied aftr they got there. v JloweVer, it it just as. well for us, for they.r are no good hero. They are the knock oif What we'w'ant is workers: There aro t hose in this West ern country who feem to get the idea that 'to boost,-noos-r, nooy- tVu- town or community is the ciny TurniK n, that if you are h. 03'.ing you are building your country. We agree that it is alright to hoost, and wo feel that most every one in tho country can honestly and truly r.oosT. But thoHioosiing alone, is as empty and as dead as "faith .'without works." The boosting that really counts is the one who wokics. "Shew me thy faith -without thy works, and I will shew yon my faith by my works.'' The impat ient man who spends all cf his t iine boosting, meeting all trains and steering the new comer to tonni sharp-land man in the hope of selling his own pioperty at a fancy orexhorbitant price, as a rule, in thecou.se of time, finds that he. is badly left. His property at once begins to take .on the appearanco of a neglect ed, unkept place. The fencing is found down, boards are off I lie barn, gates aie down, weeds have grown and blown in the lencorow, ana tiie general ap- Iearance shows that the owner is sadly neglecting things at 'home. The place is not attrac! ive when the prospector is car ried to see it and consequently "the trade is not made. . . Such a booster, as a rule, runs amuck m the course of a year 1 or two and his property is sold at a considerable discount just ' meiely to jet the poor fellow get out and go back to where he .'caine from, there to become a knocker against this .country, and in all brobahility will do 'much more effective work a v gainst us than he was ever able lo'do for us as a booster while ''here. Tho. boosters we need, are "men who boost-at. homo by showing' tht ir' faith by their works. They aie men who are rogulrly at their posts and at work. He may be a' farmer, a ranchman, 'a merchant or a pro fessional man that matters not he works ai:d makes hi business a go and a success re gardless of whither or not he skins ti e new coiner of a nice " little sum. If you have occasion to ree one of these men you know just ' where to find him. You do not t; go out on tho streets among a crowd of loaftrs, neither do you go t y a joint, but instead, yuu go direct to bis pla-ee- of busiues - and thi re you hull linn at his work. If you were to go into a new place hunting a certain location or pioposition, he is tho man that would give you reliable in formation. He is the man that has developed the country t what is is today. A11(l. be is the man that will contribute to its-future, But the man who yells his head off and attempts to show such great faitli without workt will die hunting a man to help him sell some propel ty if hit. property lasts that long. Mrs Maigaret Kiddncy, cf Newark, M. J., assisted he) sister, 87 years old, in cooking dinner, on her one hundredth birthday, for lelatives and friends. Professor Irving Fisher, of the chair of political economy tn 1 ale university, wrote the century -old lady asking how she had conducted heiself during her long life. She replied that she had noth ing to do with her great age. that it was the work of God alone. All of which reminds one of the story, in the "Lives of the English Chief Justice," of Lord llardwicke, who had gone into, onecf tli 3 shires to hold a term of court, lie found among thoe sunmiond for jury service James Lamb, who gave, his sge as ninty-two. The justio offend to excuse him, but Mr. Lamb insisted that he was mentally and physically fit for the service and said that he never had shirked a duly. Lord llardwicke, asked the aged juryman , to tell how he had conducted his life. James Lamb said he had never drunk a drop of an intoxicant in. his life; that he had abstained from the use of tobacco in all forms; that he had been careful of his diet and had uniformly gone to bed at 9 o'clock at night and risen at (5 in the morning. The judge delivered quite a lecture to those present on the vi.-ues of sobriety, regularity of habits, and industry, and then the call of the jury list proceeded By and by the name of George Lamb wus called, He 'was a brother of James and ninety-six years old. Lord llardwicke offered to excuse him, but the juror insisted that he was per fectly fit to discharge the duties of the position. He was then asked to tell how he had lived The reply of the older brother was in marked contrast to that of James Lamb. He eaid he had both smoked mid chewed tobacco for eighty years; had no regular habits, and that for sixty five years he had been too drunk each night to know, what time he went tq bed and that he rose in the morning when he ftlt like it. There are individuals and whole families who attain great age, barring accidents, without any apparent reason for having done so. But tho man or the woman w ho leads a life of so briety, reasonable industry and regularity of habit is by far the best risk for the lifw insurance company. Ex. A Chicago policeman gets his- picture in the paper because he outran a burglar with a sprint ing record. Not having any -de finite particulars on the subbed I wa tnlrft it fur iWrinffjd tli'it flu j coi must havs been in front. 0 if Jeff D. White President, ft 8 g THE KENNA BANK & TRUST CO. f 8 Strictlij a home institution Your patronage soli cited. 'S 9 ' GAVE HER AWAY Mr. Borem Wright I'm orry Mill Kuttlng Isn't In. Tell her , I called, will you? ft Mulrf (ahapntlvl 1 AiA' r PROFIT IN THE PAUCEL POST. -An estimated profit of 'i bout $3o.GY0,000 from the operation of the new parcel post system for the year 1913 is proof to the Philadelphia Record that "the system is no longer to be deem ed experimental," but "Is here tostay." These figures are, of course, as the, New York Times reminds us, "only a claim." For "the post office put it out of its power to prove or even to know the profits when it abolish ed the parcel stamp and author ized it use for letters." Yet we read in Th Times' Washington correspondence that the .present estimates show just twice the profit that post officials had ex pected. This will be interesting news to the raihoads, ' which contend that- they are entitled to extra remuneration for carry ing t he mails on account of the operation of the new' service, and expect congiess to give heed to their demands at the coming egular session-. The Times learns "from a reliable quart es," "that even assuming that the contention of the railroads was correct, there still would have been a good margin of profit at the end of the calendar year 1913 iftcrthe paynuntof extra re numeration to tne roaus. it a parcel post ' adjustment" were made along the lines suggested by Borne of the . railroads, prob- ibly not more than $10,000,000 .f this $30,000,000 would be due to the railroads as extm'pay. The total incomes from the par ;el post for 1913 will le around 180,000,000." - If this is the case, perhaps the public will benefit as well as the r vi A WWW j jn Ceo. Very respectfully, , W.3B. Scott, Qasftier. s railways. The New York Press sees no reason why the parcel H)st should he operated at a profit. And it 'remarks:' "IS is not going to be necessary to impose unreasonably low rates on the raurt ads or exces sively high ones on the public. The time is ripe for such read justment, at both points, as will give a sqtiare deal all around." Literary Digest. . ' . THE NEW P. M. Uncle Sam has been upon a tare To change the P. M. And all the town was.- in a flare, Wondering who'd be him. Three canidates there were for The bid P.O. ; . And to take an examination, to Roswell they must go, . Young Mr. Ruby. Ray Hedspcth, Was the lucky man. To try to please the patronsi IIe,ll do the best he can. If there is a dozen in each home I hope it will be no task When each one comes to the P, O. And for the mail they ask. How do you like the new P.M.I Hear them ask each day. '. ; And all seem to like Jiitn fine, Are satisfied with Ruby Ray. They all say he is the one to Run a P. O. He is easy, to learn such things Of how it ought to go- ,-. ; i I think he is a very fine lad. This Mr. Ruby Ray. And I hone he wiil like the P. O v biz. Much better every day. Here is luck to the new P. M. Mr. Ruby Ray. The old one like the year must Now say goed day, Opal: The country "hayseed" is a favorite joke for the city papers and the impecunious space writ eis of the dailies loves to portray tho tiller of the soil as a man who never saw such and knows less. Were it not for the farm ers, the receipts of the fair would be mighty slim, and he does not make a lwlv show of himself either, as the writer tries to make out. The pale cadavers who write harmless, soulless lies such as the above to please simple folk? like them selves could not maka a living on a quarter section of the best land in the country if it . were donat ed to 'them with improvements, stock and tools. So . limited is theii reading and their power of observation that they hafe not learned that the American rami produces the best all a round men in the world. . n ft .ifr f- r- it T. UUlefteld Vice President. 1 I 1$ II o t ti ! U O H ii o ti a o ti - -JT Don't wait until Christmas to buy your groceries. You will find most everything that is kept in a First class grocery store at our place, with prices to meet all- competition. Will buy r&bbits when the weather is cold. . , Jones and Pirtle. One of the best rains of this whole year fell here Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. No correct measure could be made but it was a good one, and adds greatly to the already good supply . of moisture stored in tho subsoil to come forth next year and make good grass fat cat'Ie, big corn, maize and kafir. At the t ime of going to press this morning it isn snowing but. we can.. nojt. wait to get a measure. Beginning .' Sunday. r morning Dec. 1th train No. ;114 morning passenger-east bound, will arrive at Kenna at 9:05 instead of 9:12. This train now stops at Roswell from 6:45 to 7:20 A. M but on and after Dec. 7th it will stop in, Roswell just 10 minutes, leaving there at 7:05. We have just received a fresh lot of Wichita's Best Flou r, price ' low. Fresh groceries staple and fancy, coming in daily.! Also dry - goods, shoes, notions etc. We t-till have some numbers in shoes and old ctock' hats that in ord.r to make room' for a new shipment soon to arrive, we are closing out at much less than wholesale pricB. ! Don't forget Christma is coming too. We are prepared to take care of your wants in every detail.. A big line of Xmas goods including ddlls toys, fire works, target rifles etc.; coming. Also a line of fresh raisins, currants, dates, figs and everything to go in your big cake. . - Call on us for what you want, we will do our best to pleasp you. Bring your produce. -. Cream 29c, butter 22c, hides 21cj Mexican beans 3c, eggs 30cs dozen, L. C. Denton. A California judgo ha3 ren dered a decision thattli people need not dodge autos. Of course, it's not compulsory to do., so, but it shows wisdom and dis cretion. 4 ' -