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AND NEW MEXICO SUN 8IXTEENTH YEAR PROSPERITY OF THIS TERRITORY Governor George Curry Gives Glowing and Truthful De scription of Condition i,00OINCRASEDPOPUUTION The Advancement and Prosperity el New Mexico in 1007 Greater Than In Five Former Years To summarize the growth of New Mexico during the past year it is gnly necessary to turn to the records of the four United States land offices in this Terri tory and take therefrom the number of homestead entries made during the past few months. During the period of seventeen monhs, from the be ginning of the fiscal year, July 1st, 1906, to December 1st, 1907, a total of 23,223 land entries have been made in New Mexico. In the Santa Fe land office, eover- ' ing central and northwest New Mexico. 3291 entries were made; in the Rosweil land office, cover ing the southeastern counties 5254; in the Las Cruces land of fice, covering the southwestern portion of the Territory, 1295; and in the Clayton land office. covering northeast and east New Mexico, 13,383. This record of immigration, taken from the reports of the land offices, takes no 'account of the thousands of people who have come to New Mexico dur ing this period to find homes in the irrigated districts, where they have acquired land by pur chase, or within the limits of land grants, many of which are now being subdivided and sold in small lots to farmers; nor does it take account of the thous ands who have come hero to find employment in the cities and towns, in the mines and facto ries, in stock raising and other pursuits. The most conservative estimates indicate an increase in our population, during this brief period, of not less than 100.000. It is a record of which New Mex ico has some cause to be proud, and which goes far to strength en the claim the people of New Mexico are now making before congress, for admission to the union. The m o st careful estimates made from our elaborate school census; from land office records, from local election returns, and from post office records show that New Mexico today, has a population of more than 400,000, as against 105,000 shown by the census of 1900. The vast majority of this splen did population increase is of the highest type of American citizen ship; men who may be safely tnisted with the work of build ing a state, for it is drawn large ly from the farming- communi ties of Iowa and Illinois, of Mis souri and Kansas and Texas, and from the great agricultural dis tricts of the south; men who have found out the. possibilities of the soil of Nw Mexico. fe ; . Almost m variably the farmer who comes to New Mexico, stays CARLSBAD, here, and with almost equal cer tainty he ia followed by a little colony of hia friends and neigh bors. This immigration has been well distributed throughout the Territory, although a very, large proportion has found its way into the northern and eastern coun ties, where it has been demon strated that good crops may be grown without irrigation. Only a few years ago all that great re gion, between the Colorado bor der on the north, and the plains crossed by what is known as the Santa Fe cut-off. was an unbrok- en range for cattle and sheep, Now it is dotted in all directions with comfortable homes and aM every cross roads new towns are springing up. There Is a single valley in Central New Mexico, which three years ago was open range for sheep, in which, today more than 4,000 acres of wheat are planted, there being no sin gle tract of more than 100 acres. We have one county which on its creation, three years ago, had a population of 800. Now it has a population of not less than 8,000. In the Pecos Valley, where there are two completed National irr gation projects, and in the Mesil- I. - "-aga-". . - . . ..... -.J We Want Your Trinkets ! Eddy Drug Company Largest Drug Store in Southwest la Valley, where the great Ele phant Butte storage reservoir is soon to be built, development has been marvelously rapid. So, al so in the valleys' of San Juan county, and throughout the val ley of the Rio Grande. There is scarcely a county in New Mexico, today, in which some large pri vate irritation project is not building. The year has been one of great prosperity for New Mexico. It has been marked not alone by the comjhg of the army of far mers, but by the opening of new mines, lead and tine,, gold .and silver, and coal; by the building of new towns and rapid growth of established ones; by extension of railroad lines; by a broad, on ward movement which has mark ed a greater , development, in a single year, than during any pre vious five year period in our his tory. New Mexico is the land of the small farm. It is coming to be understood that a better and surer livelihood Is to be made from ten acres of highly-cultivated irrigated Und, than from 160 acres of prairie land in the form ing districts of the middle wc, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17. 1008. where the farmer is subjected to the vagaries of drouth and flood. The American farmer has found out something of this and he Is coming to New Mexico in tens and hundreds and thousands. He is bringing with him his energy and push and hustle and he is Joining in the demand, now be ing voiced by every New Mexi can, that the people of this Terri tory be admitted to the full rights of citizenship. New Mexico has forty million acres of public lands open to en- try. In this tremendous area are homes for millions, range for vast flocks and herds, highly mineralized districts, the surfac- es of which have just been scratched; vast forests am un limited w ealth of coal. The in dustrial development of this Ter ritory has just begun, but it has advanced sufficiently, now, to entitle us to admission to the un ion. The fact that the Territory has been able to advance so far, beneath the handicap of the ter ritorial form of government, is in itself proof positive of the richnesBof our natural resources. - George Curry. Gover .or of New Mexico, in The Earth. to be just dependable a your more important arttclet of jewelry. A thty are ki constant service you cannot affofd the poor flimsy kind. 01 R ASSORTMENT INCLUDES about everything you could expect in good jewelry ttore. Your friendi can tell you, too, that our moderate price never mean inferior qualities. Come in and look around. There are many pretty gift tutfgcitioni here. Woody Tullia Gets Leg Broken. Woody Tullia, while out on a drive in the Lucas Bros. & Rey nolds Delaware pasture, east of Hilling's ranch, in Texas, last Saturday morning, had the mis fortune to receive a broken leg from the effects of his horse leaping into a big gyp hole while running last Saturday. When the horse fell Woody was thrown with his right leg under the horse but his left leg struck the horn of the saddle between the knee and hip breaking tho bone and rendering Woody helpless. His horse being rather wild ran away leaving him on the ground. Rob Lucas happened to see the horse over an hour after the accident, and trailed him to where Woody was lying, he being unable to move, having been on the cold ground was chilled through, dur ing the two hours he had lain there. Rob made l.im as com fortable as possible, and after about five hours, which time it took to get a hack from the Rlack river headquarters, the boys started to town with the patient, arriving about twelve Saturday night, when the broken limb was set by Dr. Whicher. Mr. Tullis is now comfortably fixed in rooms in tha Osborne block next door to this office, where the doctor eaya he must remain about eight weeks. OLDEST SETTLER DIES William Hieskell Jones, Oldest Surviving Settler, Dim at His Son's Home on Rocky. William Hieskell Jones, father of the Jones brothers of Rocky Arroya, died at the home of his son, Samuel, Friday afternoon, Dec. 10, at 5:20, of a general breaking down due to advanced age. Ha would have reached the age of seventy-eight had he lived until the 0th of next month. He was bom in Kanawha. Co., West Virginia, Feo. 9, 1830. and was married Dec. 2G, 1853 in Rraxton Co., W. Va., to Miss Barbara Culp, who was 8 years his junior, having been born in Braxton Co., Jan. 2. 1838 and who died Dec. 20, 1905. Mr. Jones commenced failing rapidly immediately after his wife's death, and after two years of lingering illness that was im possible to diagnose, he passed away, his death having been ex pected daily for the past two weeks. His life and death was ideal in many respects, never having been of a hoarding or miserly disposition, his only care being for those dependent upon him, and some time before before his death he gave away all his earthly possessions so as to be free from worldly cBres in his last days. He and his good help meet brought up a family of ten children, nine sons and one daughter. The daughter, Miss I Minnie, died at Seven Rivers, April 15, 1880, aged fifteen years , and two months, and was buried j on Rocky. John, the eldest son, born in Virginia Jan. 2(5, 1855, was murdered by Hob dinger at Pierce corral on the east side of the I'ecos below Maluga in Aug. 1880 and is also buried on Rocky. The other eight sons. Jam a, Win. M., Thomas, Chaa. N., Frank, Sam, Henry and Bruce are left with their families to mourn the loss of u kind father. Mr. Junes was the oldest sur viving settler in Eddy county, having first located near where Roswetl now stands on the Hon do in September, 18(57 moving from there to the Ruidoso and where Postmaster John Boltor ate his first Christmas dinner in America on his arrived from Ire land Chrintmas Day 1871. Mr. Jones moved to Seven Rivers in 1873 and to Rocky in 1887 h". ing in the meantime been out to Arizona and for a season at Blue Springs on the place known as thoWT ranch. nov owned by Judkins where Bruce was born. Mr. Jones, though in a new coun try where law was unknown, was never mixed up In any difficul ties and was always known as a peaceable honest man whom the world may be said to have been better because he lived in it. The news of the death of Mr. Jones reached Carlsbad last Sat urday morning and quite a num ber of the friends of the family immediately secured rigs and drove sixteen miles to attend the last sad rites, among them Rev. Joel F. Hedgpeth, the M. E. minister, who conducted the fu neral which was from the home of Sam to the neat little ceme- NUMBER O PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING Require accuracy, absolute aocaracy, to produce the rcaulta your phyatcian aeeka. Abaolute accuracy we guarantee in filling; prescription, becauae of our thorough ayitem of safeguard and check. A prescription brouirht to us carriwi an Insurance policy of accuracy. The Star Itiarmacy aervlce ia pn crip tion insurance. THE STAR PHARMACY The Quality Drug Store Pbone Na, 15. tery about a quarter of a mile from the house. The casket con taining all that was mortal of the good man, was covered with beautiful flowers, and was con veyed to its last resting place by six old friends, Messrs. VV. R. Owen, B. A. Nymeyer, W. II.. Merchant, R. B. Armstrong, 3 W. Armstrong and Wm. II. Mul lane, R. M. Thome conducting the funeral. The service at the grave was impressive and appro priate, the minister dwelling principally on the lesson taught by death, which behooves all to love one another bo that when death comes, there will be no sores to worry our consciences. Among those who drove out from town were: John Cantrell and wife, Jim Simpson and wife, Ed Toner, Tom Vest, John Har vey, Jim Brown, County Treas urer Merchant, County Clerk Owen, ProbateJudge Armstrong, Bob Armstrong, J no. Bolton and wife, and several others. The number at the funeral was large considering the short time be tween the death and burial and thcdistanee from town. New Law Firm. Judge James M. Dye returned Saturday from a trip to Santa Fe w hither he journeyed to comply with the law necessitating the appearance of attorneys Uefore the clerk of tho supreme court to sitfii the roll, puy the fee and re turn in order to practice before thutaugu.st tribunal, lor lawyers who have practiced throe years are not examined. Such a law even among lawyers looks like "horse play" and of no essen tial benefit. Mr. Dye ha recent ly become associated with D. G. Grantham and they have secured the former office of Freeman & Cameron, where a memlier of the firm will be found at all times to attend to business in their line. They are Imth well known as temperate, industrious and pains taking lawyers, and as honest as lawyers in New Mexico can be expected to be-and even more ho. Any business either before the courts or in abstracting will be pushed with more vigor than is usually the case with western attorneys. Wm. Young and Sarah Arm strong were married by Judge Cunningham, Jan., 9, at 10:30 p. m. Colored. Geo. N. Brown, representing the Interstate commerce commis sion, tarried Wednesday night in Carlsbad, having held a session of the commission court Wed nesday to take evidence on the application of the I'ecos people to make Pecos a common point which would give that town the El Paso rates on freight Mr. D. L. Meyers, of Amarillo the gen eral freight and passenger agent of the Pecos and Northern rail way accompanied the party.