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THE MAN WHO HAS j before never eagWet I of our , itrmtf AND NEW- MEXICO SUN YEAR CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, I DOS. . NUMBER 7 CJi) Connlj A w- W .AT. ft. 1 & 1 n 'J Y 2 COMPARISON OF THE TWO ADMINISTRATIONS m Some Fact and Figures for th Consideration of Those Who Are Disposed to Lay the Blame of High Taxation at the Door ! ' of the Guntjr Official of Eddy County. The Pecos valjy polvs make a rather bad ad irtiseiit nt fur the new country in its stir: in life. but its beonlc hav 5'iosen the democratic sM5 with their eyes widaopen. Tueirpol ics 1b their own private Concern, and nobody will grudge it to th'in, or will ay that they have .right to it. A Dosition in the republican col umn would gi ' thePecoa valley a biff boom ad ovarii he country. it tJKAJia iCtTKtvat population and capital U an deimcratic affil iations will furnish t Republi can association wotd bestow a prestige on the alley which would advance the7alue of ev ery square foot of and in it, and of every dollar's orth of prop erty of any wort hJd within its limits. Thij, hoWrer, affects its own peor le solely, and they would do w ir to tool to reason; to be governed by their judge ment other than the.' prejudices. uarlabad Argw- , ' The abov coming from the re sponsible Ivmd of thi Argus, is amusing, to aaylhf, least.. He seems to; f ergot thaj the county board was republican and the officials were all nu.ned by C. B, Eddy, a republican; for the first four years after this county was organized. W h aft is history? Th ritTht hand eolun a Howa th nitron tWm; hm Mt hand W .i itmlliar DurtoM durtrtaf : Dlfttik In i-writ him! . ttn W4W muU hv the Th um svlminialrsitijtt, ofltcMKtl; tha mmmm hi ittsi iMmn rrvattni hv in tu partiMO tup port. i ami fur Um furttW OTERO'S ADMINISTRATION THORNTON'S ADMINISTRATION I governor a off ire Contingent e ptmeeJ 3,ti0.00 Contingent expense '. . WtO Private secretory. . l,r(X. 00 Messenger 10.00 Total 4,(W0.0O Total .VX) i ) SOLICITOR !EN OR ATTY OEM OKFIt'B Salary solicitor or atty. general 3.000 Salary 2,oOU sistant k)0 Jt'nographer - ..1.200 ,T Tt.;al W.soo I AUDITORS OFFICE Auditor's salary ta.ooo Auditor's salary including cleric Clerk' hire l.QfO hire f3,ao Total 4,000 Total , 3.0ii0 TREA8URRR S OFFICE SaWy $2,400 Salary, Including clerk hire i,&00 Xlt tK ilea I,2ti0 Total ....... H.(KK) I Of r ICS, OF UPT. Salary and fncduiiUls $2,400 AstfiHtant, 1,8K) Printing sv contingent expenaa 400 urrica, or sukt. Total 4..... i4,i00 -f- V,"W TRAVEI.INO Salary ... , $2,400 Clerk i r1.200 Coutiiigenf'expenacf .......... I,o0 Deficiency S71.BO ToUl A $0,"71.W OAME WARDEN Salary '. $1,800 Appointed In several . counties and Incidentals . 6u0 allowed fees for arrnt. ToUl ' 2,300" 1 BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION' Printing and Incidentals $4,000 Secretary 1,600 ToUl $5,500 MOUNTED Salary. $13,000 Incident fs - 1.200 ' . , $I4,J0 ' . -toMWOATION lne t. $2,000 identSu.. 800 eon-vlsalonar at it Der day lilxpense for 100 days 7,800 Tot $10,100 Cumudssloner $2,500 Clerk hJre S.0U0 'filoard of control, same a Irrtga : . . i I a - . o . i 7 etipenaes, say for 1C0 days 4,800 . ToUl v" .WU0 INSURANCE COMMISSIONER . Salary of eommlsuiouer $2,400 Expense exclusive of saiarie... 1,200 Ornc f urnitura, etc., 1)0 i Total v..-lpb0 Funding bonds to the amount of $15,000,, to pay running expense, were issued, and we are not through paying for that four years of republican misrule yet. Then, the territory has had a re publican administration since this county was redeemed, and what is history 7 The rate of taxation for territorial purposes haa increased from 70 cents on $100 valuation to $1.70 on $100, or 30 cents more than double the rate under a democratic admin istration. While the county rate haa not increased, despite the various improvements, bridges, public buildings, etc., the terri torial rate has gone out of reason to confiscation and robbery. The cause is easily seen the county is democratic and the ter ritory republican. The Current will simply quote the words of Judge A. A. Free man, the best republican ever in New Mexico, to prove that re publican extravagance is respon sible for our high taxes, and not the democratic officials of Eddy county: ration mawto for th yaar of th Thornton artmlniatnu th Ut vrut thm Olvro tvlminMlratton. Th umn intlM-nt. of our, trwt u to tht MrMeutwr itvma m iiiroiri- mml that for ih rn Uuit Mt that it mm no uh purpesswuf inaraaalnu iu puiltlcal following. tha tiro aitmin Miration ur tha purnoae of rvwanJ. Total a(2,ooo Total f 2,600 or instruction OF INSTRUCTION Salary and Incidentals., $2,000 iVMI ...... $2,600 AUDITOR S OFFICE Board of Hv member without com pen . sation to appoint a secretary at a sal- art of $auo ToUl POUCB .$5(10 COMMISSION Five citizens to be appointed, no com. pensation except expenses, no railroad fare as all held naasaa Total Hotel Bill COAL OIL INSPECTOR. The inspector is authorized to levy a f ax of one cent per gallon on all coal oil brought into the territory, and to retain the tax for his own use. Amount of this graft estimated at from .mto fifteen thousand dollars. In addition to the above there are to be noted the following ex traordinary appropriations which were made without' authority on the part of the legislature to make them, as they do not fall within the ordinary purposes of legislation as defined by the En abling Act , Appropriation to compensate citi zens for losses resulting from the flood of 1904. . .....$50,000.00 To enable Chaves county to build a dike...:..10,000.00 To the County of Quay as a court fund, (re garded as a loan) 2,000.00 El Camino Real 10.000.00 Total I.... $72,000.00 That the new offices which I have described were created sole for the purpose of increasing the governor's patronage so as to bring to his support in his aspi rations for a third term, a large 4))044XM We Want Your Trinkets . Eddy Drug Company Largest force of employes and partisans is so well understood in this ter ritory as to need no demonstra tion. The Pecos Water Users' Asso ciation received a letter from the department Monday that fell like a thunderbolt from a clear sky. The letter stated that all under the Carlsbad project would be expected to pay $3.85 per acre at once. As the project is not nearly completed and many have not yet received water, the Asso ciation decided to notify the de partment that it could not pay the amount and would apply for a modification of the order post poning the date for payment one year. The water users do not propose to pay until they have "been served and it will probably take more than the little clerks of the department can do to make them pay until the system ia put in operation. A commit tee consisting of Messrs. Tracy, Fox, and Mclenathen was ap pointed to fake the matter up with the Secretary of the Inte rior. Bone meal at the ket Union Mar STOCKMEN'S MEETING An Enthusiastic Meeting Held at the City Hall -Matter of Interest Discussed. A meeting of the stockmen of Eddy county was held at city hall Tuesday at 2 p. m. The meet ing was presided over by W. P. Mudgett, and was held for the purpose of taking action on mat ters of deep interest to all stock men, the most important being the resignation, under certain conditions, of Ed Toner, the in spector of the Texas Cattle Rais ers' Association and New Mexi co Sanitary Board, and also the consideration of the drift fences and general control of the, range by the government, all of which occupied considerable time. The meeting elected several delegates to represent Eddy county in Denver, at the Nation al Stock Growers' Convention to be held Jan. 20, among vhem C. W. Merchant, L. L. Fuoss, S. T. Bitting, Allen C. Heard, M. T. Stone, VV. P. Mudgett, D. R. Harkey and C. R. Brine. The concensus of opinion to he jutt i dcpndnble as your more important articles of jewelry. As they are in contlant service you f cannot a(fo(J the poof flimsy kind. OIK ASSORTMENT INCUDES ahout evcrjtliing you coulJ expect in a good jewelry store. Your friends can tell you, too, that our moderate prices never mean inferior qualities. Come in and look around. There are many pretty gift suggestions here. Drug Store In Southwest among stockmen gathered at the meeting was that, unless some thing could be done to alleviate the condition resultant upon the order to remove drift fences, all who have stock in Eddy county will be ruined. The meeting, therefore, favored any supervis ion of the range by the general government that would provide means to prevent the drifting of cattle in storms and advised as the most practical a general lease law similar to the one for years in force in Texas, with the pro viso that actual settlers be al lowed to homestead lands at any time on leased lands. Resolutions were adopted tnanking .u loner for his very able work as inspector, and in the event of his withdrawal en dorsing Nib Jones for the place. Cured Lumbago. A. B. Canman, Chicago, write "Having been troubled with Lumbago, at different time and tried oue physi cian after another, then different oint ments aad liniments, gave it up alto gether. Bo I tried one mora, and got a bottle of Ballard' Snow Liniment. which gav me almoas InsUnt relief. can cheerfully recommend it, and will add my nam to your list of sufferers PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING t'iiiirtx accuracy, absolute accuracy, to produce the results your physician sucks. Almolute accuracy we guarantee to fillinir iirtiacriptioiis, hrrnunn of our thorough syntum of siifcguardK and chock. A preemption brought to ua cnrrh an inmiranro policy of accuracy. The Star I'hurinucy service is prescrip tion insurance. THE STAR PHARMACY The Quality Drug Store Phone No. IS. Grafters in New Mexico. The Tucumcari Sun talks rig-lit out in meeting. For instance: , "New Mexicn is cursed with more petty grafters than any other state or territory. The re form movement is coming and this territory will bo a battle ground the coming year." To which the El Paso Newa adds: "That is telling the plain truth according to our information. and it has the right ring. It is not saying too much to predict that the Sun is going to do ita share in exposing and punishing the grafters. There is no ques tion but the grafting and frauds and scandals that are rife in' New Mexico are depriving her of Btatehood and her people can not hope for admission to the union until they Bhall have purg ed her of the crimes against de cency jtnd good government which unfortunately appear to be only too true." Milk Sickness. The following letter, from Dr. Jordan of the Journal of Infect ious Diseases, Chicago, explains itself: Chicago, December 27, 1907. Dr. K. J. Boatman, Carlsbad, New Mexico. My Dear Dr. Boatman: Thank you for your cordial let ter of the 18th inst. I had seen some time aso the article in the reference hand book of the Med ical Sciences to which you refer. I am glad to know that you feel as I do that the old disease called milk sickness is the same as the trouble at Carlsbad known as al kali. I will let you know as soon as anything definite develops in our work here. Your's very truly, Edwin O. Jordan. Mind Your Business! If you don't nobody will. It la your business to krep out of all the trouble yon oan and you can and will keep out of liver and bowel trouble if you tak Dr. King's New Life Pills. They keep biliousness, malaria and jaundice out of your ysUir. 21c. at Kddy Drug Co. Farmer' Institute Society. The annual meeting of t?f above society will be held in tl. school house at Florence on Sat urday, January 4th. at 1 p. m, The following have been rorjueat ed and are expected to deliver i 1 w r Lenathen, I. S. Osborne and W. f V Lh Muggeridge. 1 ne election of omce bearers lor t n e ensuing year will be held and other busi ness. All interested are cordial ly ivited to attend. D. Barclay Sutherland, Secretary. "I i V 4 Sr 4r.