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THE MAN WHO HAS j
before never eagWet I
of our ,
AND NEW- MEXICO SUN
CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, I DOS. .
A w- W .AT.
COMPARISON OF THE TWO ADMINISTRATIONS
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?
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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
Total 4,(W0.0O Total .VX)
i ) SOLICITOR !EN OR ATTY OEM OKFIt'B
Salary solicitor or atty. general 3.000 Salary 2,oOU
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
I Of r ICS, OF UPT.
Salary and fncduiiUls $2,400
Printing sv contingent expenaa 400
urrica, or sukt.
Total 4..... i4,i00
Salary ... , $2,400
Clerk i r1.200
Coutiiigenf'expenacf .......... I,o0
ToUl A $0,"71.W
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
Incident fs - 1.200
' . , $I4,J0
' . -toMWOATION
lne t. $2,000
eon-vlsalonar at it Der day
lilxpense for 100 days 7,800
Clerk hJre S.0U0
'filoard of control, same a Irrtga
: . . i I a - . o . i
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
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
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 f 2,600
Salary and Incidentals., $2,000
AUDITOR S OFFICE
Board of Hv member without com pen
. sation to appoint a secretary at a sal-
art of $auo
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
We Want Your Trinkets
. Eddy Drug Company
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
An Enthusiastic Meeting Held at
the City Hall -Matter of
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.
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
COMPOUNDING t'iiiirtx accuracy, absolute accuracy,
to produce the results your physician
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
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
"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."
The following letter, from Dr.
Jordan of the Journal of Infect
ious Diseases, Chicago, explains
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
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,