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i AND NEW MEXICO SUN 8IXTEENTH YEAR CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY. JANUARY I O, I 908. NUMBER 8 f i 1 AYERY TURNER - OFFERS EXCUSES Thinks Um Current Overdid the ThaiK in Telling About Our Rotten Train Service, BLAMES THE LOCAL DEALERS Says They Placed Order for More Stuff Tbaa They Heeded and at the Wrong Time. Amarillo, Texas, Jan. 7, 1908. The Carlsbad Current, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Gentlemen : Your report of the "Boosters' Meeting" in the issue of Friday, December 20th, has just been brought to my attention. While there was serious delays to westoound freight in the month of November and some slight delays in the month of October, it was largely due to conditions entirely beyond the control of the' railroad company, Business men, in many lines' of business ordered a great many more cars of' freight than they needed in coal, lumber and build ing material, and this right at a time when we had over 300 miles of track on which every foot of track, the work of revision of tV alignment and grade was under way, requiring the movement of an immense amount of material necessarily making it all slow track. Coal dealers ordered three times as much coal as they need ed and other stocks frequently in the same proportion. We work ed 3.000 men, and the heaviest force of contractors ever han dled by one railroad company. There was no consideration of money or men. Every effort v:s made to handle the business. Construction work could not have been stopped. The immediate necessities of the tributary coun try required the reconstruction. The same conditions of heavy shipments existed everywhere, t Via atwttr nora tuamA nnf otraif- H bv tails owvn vcvtn fvic iivv c 1 1 jf able. Stock shipments were de- layed by the prospect of still higher markets until the move ment became congested. The work of improvement in the railroad has now reached such a stage that we expect a great improvement in the train service, and unless we have a very wet season, will run very nearly on time and before long ' ha able to imnrove the time and f arrive earlier. In the matter of sleeper service to Carlsbad, there . is no probability that it would ' earn ten per cent of the cost of running the sleeper, and no ad ditional sleepers have been ob tainable, however, we are con sidering the operation of a sleep er through to Carlsbad on the present time card, but the ques tion is not yet decided. There were but two plans of handling the passenger business; it would be to break connections at Amarillo or some other point and arrive at Carlsbad in day light, the, other to do as we have done, running the trains with immigration through to the best of our ability. Anyone familiar with immigration business knows it would be a failure to make them lay over at any point While I expect people to 'kick about delayed trains, I also have a right to expect them, when there is a good reason, to give it, but in none of the valley papers have I seen more than passing reference to the work that is now well under way, which brings a first-class transcontinental rail road nearly to their door. As a rule, any reference to the road is unfair and bitter criticism, and complaint about rates, only look ing for'unfair comparisons and the tendency of it all has been to discourage immigration and give a bad impression to intending settlers. In conclusion, I will say that we hope to be able to handle the live stock business promptly and satisfactorily in the future. We hope to put our valley trains soon, in connection .with trans continental trains, and have not forgotten or overlooked every advantage possible for the val ley, or if they do not like any certain proposition, will expect them to say how it can be im proved. Yours truly, Avery Turner. We Want Your Trinkets . Eddy Drug Company Largest Drug Store In Southweat New Feed Store. J. W. Campbell has opened a feed store next door to the Cur rent office with Mr. Kilgore as assistant. A full line of feed stuffs of all kinds will be kept constantly on hand and will be sold at the lowest market prices. The place will be known as the Carlsbad Feed Store, and has already gotten in two cars of feed, and is doing considerable business for a new firm. Mr. Campbell is recently from south eastern Kansas, where all his corn and feed is coming from, and is guaranteed No. 1. Stock men in need of good corn or oth er grain should get .Mr. Camp bell to figure on large bills for this is where he shines. Notice advertisement in another column. Phone 24. Cured Lumbago. A. U. Can man, Chicago, writes: "Having bean troubled with Lumbago, at different tliuea and tried one phyei cian after anothir, then different olnt mente aad llnimenta, gave it up alto gather. So I tried once more, and got bottle of Ballard'a Snow Liniment which gave me almoea Inst int relief. 1 can cheerfully recommeud It, and will add my name to your lint of sufferers." DREOILEXCITEUENT Well Struck on Four-Mile Just Above the Hopkins Dam and Tests Out Fifty Barrels. ' J. H. Bracken of Lake Arthur came in yesterday and reports a big oil excitement on Four-Mile just above the Hopkins dam about eight miles -northwest of Lakewood. where oil was struck at 500 feet. A company of Lake, Arthur people consisting of Joe J. Boyd, W. C. Lawrence, C. F. Matthews, G. P. Crippen, J. II. Kingston, W. F. Swingle and J. Co Grant, drilled a well about fifty feet east of an old artesian well own ed by Mr. Swingle, which had been showing plenty of oil indi cations ever sine i artesian water was first found there. Mr. Grant, the driller who has bnen at work for about three weeka struck oil at 475 feet, having first struck artesian water at 400 feet which kept increasing to about 470 feet but was cased off as the drilling progressed. After oil was struck no casing was used' and previous to striking oil the drillers were Me lo be just m dependable m your more important article of jewelry. Ai they are in constant service you cannot affofd the pool Riiroy kind. 01 R ASSORTMENT INCLUDES about everything you could expect in a good jewelry store. Your friends can tell you, loo, that our moderate f pneet never mean interior qualities, Come in and look around. There J are many pretty gilt suggestions here pout ing in water to drill. The well yields a very good quality of crude oil, and under test with a slush bucket shows a yield of about fifty barrels per day. People to the number of about six hundred are wandering over the country posting notices on every piece of vacant govern ment land to be found, and still the excitement grows. . That oil will be found Bome where In this country", in large quantity, is believed by all to be practically certain. All the World i stage, and Ballard's Snow Lini ment plays most prominent part It haa no auperlor for rheumatism, a tiff jolnta, cute, apratna and all palna. Jiuv it and try it and you will always uie it Anybody who haa uaed lialUrda Snow liniment la a living proof of what it doee. But a trial bottle. 21" c. &Oc and $1. Sold by Eddy Drug Co. The democrats of the territory have, as yet, taken little or no interest in the political complex ion of the delegation to be sent to Denver from this territory, but it will be for Bryan or Johnson. Bryan has many personal friends in the territory and has the best of it. -Industrial Advertiser. Knowles Items. Xmas passed very quietly here, not even an Xmaa tree to relieve the monotony. The little ones were sorely disappointed. Some "grown, ups" have a lofty opin ion that Santa Claus la beneath their notice. They forget that once upon a time they were chil dren themselves, and eagerly looked forward to the annual visit of Santa. Who ever heard of a Sunday school: without a Christmas tree? Dancing was the pastime of the young people during the hoi idoys. A "hop" was held Xmas eve in the house formerly occu pied by Jake Eller, and later the hospitable homes of D. II. Cole man and John Dewhirst were thrown open for the pleasure of the "boys and girls." Railroad talk again. This time a branch is to run from Stanton on the T. & P. to Roswell. Ground is being plowed p,-. paratory to early spr ,g ing. A goorj acreage of cotton will be cultivated this year. If a fair yield is realized a gin will be put up. The country is filling up rapidly, and before long all desirable land within a radius of ten miles will be claimed. T. A. Dysart is moving his family to Marliri Springs hoping to improve his health. Mr. and Mrs. Pate gave a card party Dec. 29th. A large num ber were present and a delight ful evening is reported. Mrs. R. F. Love, our genial hotel lady, spread a tempting Xmas dinner, which was highly enjoyed by those spending the day in town. Mr. Blackwell and family spent the holidays on the ranch. Rumor says we will have a new town alniut 20 miles west. Cow men are preparing to de camp in the early spring. Grass will be as scarce as hen's teeth. ' The stork has visited Knowles in the last month, leaving little ones to gladden the homes of J. L. Toole, Raleigh Wright and Clyde Shields. Notice of Annual Election Pecoa Water Users' Association. The Shareholder of Pecos Wa ter Users' Association will take notice that the Annual Election will be held in the office of the Association, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on the third Tuesday in January that being the 21st day of January A. D. 1!KW, for the purpose of electing three direc tors for a term of three years, one in each of the following dis tricts: Otis, Florence and Mala ga, to succeed A. M. Hove, R. Wells Benson, and Willis Cad well, whose terms of office expire February 1, 1908. The polls will be open at 10 o'clock, a. m. and close at 3 o'clock p. m. See Article VIII of the Articles of Incorporation for qualifications of electors. By order of the Board of Di rectors. A. M. Hove, Secretary. Carlsbad, N. M., Jan. 10, 1908. Horses Wanted to Pasture. Plenty of gWl grass and wa ter and tine shelter at ranch in head of Hackberry Draw. A. E. SlEGNER. PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING Require accuracy, absolute eccwracy. to produce the reeulu your physician eeeka. Absolute accuracy w guarantee in filling prescriptions, because of our thorough avstem of safeguards and checks. A prescription brought to ua carries an insurance policy of accuracy. The Star Pharmacy aervice la prescrip tion insurance. THE STAR PHARMACY The Quality Drug Store Photic No. 15. Roswell News Items. From TuMHlaya Rcronl: A letter to friends in this city from Santa Fe brings the news that Attorney General Jamec. Hervey and his little drew, are ill and the. family are quartered at sanitarium in the territorial capitol. The trip to San la Fe proved too much for them. Their cases are not con sidered serious. ' The reverend Vincent Trost, missionary for the Roman Cath olic church closed the week's mission he held in Roswell at three o'clock Sunday afternoon and left yesterday morning for Carlsbad, where he will hold an other. ' The mission here was well attended and successful In every way. The Record is informed that the manager and editor of the republican organ spent the great er part of the forenoon today in consultation with the man who runs the '.'Louse Without a Head" on South Main street. Some thing sensational may be expect ed within a few days. While the democratic city con vention of Roswell this year may not declare for absolute prohibi tion, it should declare for a three or four thousand dollar license, and nominate men who are known to stand ready to estab lish prohibition rather than sub mit to saloon domination in city alTairs. Candidates generally have al ready agreed that there shall be no slush fund left at saloons this year with the intention of in fluencing voters before the pri maries. Any candidate who de posits money at the saloons to buy whiskey in the coming coun ty campaign will be blacklisted. It has been decided to conduct a clean campaign. Pearl Wilson and wife arrived this morning from Carlsbad for a short visit with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. W. llaynes, of Carlsbad, passed through this morning on their way to Tucum cari, where they expect to locate. Seven Years of Proof. "I have had seven yean of proof that Dr. King's New Discovery la the beat medicine to tnke for coughs and colda and for every diseased condition of throat, chest or lungs," says W. V. Henry, of Panama, Mo. The world haa had thirty-eight years of proof that Dr. Ding's New Discovery la the beet remedy for coughs and colds, la grippe, asthma, hay fever, bronchitis, hemorrhage of the lunga, and the ear ly atages of consumption. Its timely use always prevents the development of piteumouia. Sold under guarantee , at Eddy Drug Co. EOc and !. Trial bottle free.