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AND NEW MEXICO SUN SIXTEENTH YEAR CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, I 908. NUMBER I I IRRIGATIOHCONGRESS Albuquerque Making Extensive Preparations in Order that it May be a Success. - Preparations for the Sixteenth National Irrigation Congress are progressing very satisfactorily. The office of the congress on the first floor of the commercial club building in Albuquerque is a very busy place. Col. Hopewell, chair man, and Col. Twitchell, secre tary of the board of control, aid ed by a corps of efficient clerks are engaged day and night in sending out all sorts of advertis ing literature to the various ex ecutive committeemen and oth ers prominently identified with irrigation matters in the seven teen states and territories under the reclamation act. A great deal of correspondence is also being carried on with eastern manufacturing firms, farm jour nals and commercial organiza tions. A wide-spread interest in the great session of the congress is made evident by t h e great amount of correspondence with a number of foreign governments: notably Great Britain and Mexi co. All of the correspondents living west of the Missouri river are interested in the Inter-State Industrial Exposition that will be held with the Congress and to be a part of apd followed by the 28th Annual Territorial Fair. Letters are also being received from great manufacturing con cerns desiring to give trophies for various kinds of exhibits at the Exposition. The great railway companies whose lines traverse this Terri tory are manifesting great inter est in the successful outcome of the Congress and are aiding New Mexico in every way to make this the greatest session of the congress yet held. We are as sured that the very best rates possible will be made by the Transcontinental Passenger As sociation and the active co-operation of the great Atchison, To pe ka and Santa Fe System in ad vertising the Congress and Ex position has been assured by the executive officials of that compa ny. The lowest of rates will be announced in due time. Special freight rates for exhibits will also be made, and the Denver and Rio Grande system will transport all exhibits over its lines in Colorado and New Mexi co free of charge. The several passenger departments of the railway companies are taking the liveliest sort of interest in prep aration for proper and extensive advertising of the Congress and all New Mexico communities which desire to ake the fullest advantage of this sort of adver tisingshquld get their literature to the'office of the board of con trol at the earliest possible day. Already reservations for twenty-five thousand feet of space for exhibition purposes have been made for New Mexico communi ties, notably the Pecos and Me ilia Valley, Colfax county, Otero county, San Miguel county and other places, full reports as to which will be announced later. The city of Albuquerque wMl build a Convention Hall for the i accommodation of the congress which will cost upwards of twenty-five thousand dollars and will be a permanent structure of magnificent dimensions and hav ing a seating capacity of Ave thousand. There will be a steel truss roof without a pillar, to obstruct the view in the vast auditorium. Accused of Complicity. Deputy Sheriff Lucas, of Eddy county, and D puty Sheriff 0, Z. Finley, of this county, came in Saturday night from the hills between Picacho and Blackwater where they arrested Antonio Tarrin, a Mexican herder, who is accused of complicity in the theft of four hundred sheep. He will be taken to Carlsbad at once to await a hearing under in dictment at the next term" of court. Tarrin is not accused of being the principal in the alleged steal. B. M. Mitchell, a white man, is under arrest at Carlsbad, charg ed with the theft and Antonio is only accused of helping to get away with the sheep. A sheep breeder named Swigart, of Eddy A FULL ASSORTMENT bddy Drug Company Largest county, is the man claiming the loss. Monday's Roswell Record. The above refers to the main witness, in the famous sheep stealing case of R. M. Mitchell the principal, who is now out on bail. The Bheep herder An tonio is to be held only a wit ness, but will be liberated if he can furnish a bond. Gatewcod & Armstrong will assist the ter ritory in the prosecution while Bujnc c,ice will conduct the defense. The case will probably be tried during'the spring term of court. Our new shop ia completed. Bring in your saddles and har ness and have them put in shape for the spring work. Tracy-Roberta Hdw. Co. A Priest end hi Sailor Boys. A press dispatch from Port of Spiin, Trinidad-the first stop of the American battleship fleet now bound for the port of San Francisco says that the sailors who were allowed shore liberty behaved no well that the city of ficials commented on it. Every one declare the men of no other navy who have ever visited the place can boast of a good-con- duct record equal to that of the Americans. An explanation of the behavi or of the men may be found in the fact that on the Sunday pre ceding the sailing of the fleet from Hampton Roads, Father Gleason, the chaplain of thejlag ship Connecticut, celebrated mass in the sailor's mesa hall. Sever al hundred sailors were in atten dance as well as a number of visitors. Father Gleason in his sermon Bpoke of the cruise and what it meant, reminded the men that when in foreign ports they were there as representa tives of the United States, and appealed to thjm to conduct themselves as if they were con scious of their responsibility. "Now please remember this," said the chaplain, "and those of you who are inclined to roister ing and getting drunk, recollect that by what you do the people of the United States will be judged. I appeal to you not to reflect dishonor or discredit upon the United States or this service. Remember your responsibility, and if you see in port any of the crew under the influence of liq- of rubber goods of every dscrlption of a kind snd quality that wear, and give satisfactory service are always to be found at this store. Any ar ticle that is made of rubber, and in tended for home use is in our well aimurted stock. Always remember that rubber goods are deceptive in appearance and that in purchasing them you must depend more or loss upon the honesty of the dealer. Therefore buy rubber :ood only from a dealer who, has a reputation to sustain. I Drug Store in Southwest uor, look after him, Btand by him, and see to it that he gets in no trouble and brings no dis grace upon us. Don't let him shift for himself.'but give him a helping hand. And another thing, don't fall down with him.' Father Gleason is the chaplain of the Conneeticut, which is Ad miral Evans' flagship. He is one of the most popular chaplain's in the navy. On several occasions he has displayed heroic conduct, notably on the occasion of an ex plosion in a turret of the Missou ri, when several men were killed and when Father Gleason did ; such gallant rescue work as to be singled out for commendation in the report of the captain of the ship. Nothing too good for the farm er, see our line of Moline Plows and Implements, at the Big Store. Tracy-Roberts Hdw. Co. Mind Your Business! If you don't nobody will. It is your business to ki-ep out of sll the trouble yon con and you can and will keep out of liver and bowel trouble if you take Dr. King's New Life Pills. They keep biliousness, malaria and Jaundice out of your system. Kc. st Eddy Drug Co. STATEHOOD DROPPED Assurance that a Bill Granting Single Statehood Will Be Al lowed to Pass Next Session Washington, Jan. 25. A gen eral rumor was in circulation about the senate end of the cap itol today to the effect that what amounts to practically an assur ance has been given to Governor Curry, National Committeeman Solomon Luna and other citizens of New Mexico who are now in Washington, that a bill granting statehood to New Mexico alone will be allowed to pass during the short session of the sixtieth congress. I This assurance, according to .the rumor, is in return for the agreement of the people of New Mexico to let the statehood agi tation drop for this session and until after the presidential elec tion. It has been reported that something like NX) New Mexi cans huve been getting ready to make a trip to Washington to importune congress for a state hood bill this winter. It is asserted thnt in return for the assurance given them, Gov ernor Curry and Mr. Luna have agreed to recommend that the movement be held in check. There have been several in formal conferences between Sen ator Beveridge, chairman of the senate committee on territories, Speaker Cannon and leaders in the senate on the statehood mat ter. While it is stated that no definite assurance has been given the New Mexicans as to a state hood bill in the next session of congress, it is admitted that there has been a determination that no statehood legislation will take place at this session. The house committee on territories will begin hearings next Tues day on the statehood bill, and members of the New Mexico Statehood League now in Wash ington will appear. Chairman Hamilton, however, has remark ed that he "does not think these hearings will take up much time. It is reported that Governor Curry has been informed by Speaker Cannon that, in the speaker's opinion, it would be unwise to press the statehood question too vigorously on the eve of a presidential campaign. County Officer's Salaries. The following from a corres pondent of the Roswell Register Tribune is so applicable and per tinent to the Artesia howlers for lower salaries, etc, that it is ded icated to them by this paper for what is said of the officials of Chaves county can be also said of i hose of Eddy County. But the statement that Chaves is the banner county of the territory may be taken with a grain of salt for F.ddy county is by far the best county of the territory: The Potter. Register-Tribune: - There are a few people in this city who seem to be afflicted with all of the ailments the human flesh is heir to, dyspepsia pre dominating. They very seldom have a good word for anything or anybody, and I was taught PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING Requires accuracy, absolute sccwracy, to produce the results your physician seeks. Absoluts accuracy we guarantee In Ailing prescriptions, because of our thorough system of safeguards and checks. A prescription brought to us carries an insursnce policy of accuracy. The Star Pharmacy service ia prescrip tion insursnce. THE STAR PHARMACY The Quality Drug Store rtione No. 15. when quite young to always be ware of those kind of people. Thoy WDuld lend the unwary to believe, from their prosaic bellig erency, that nearly ell the inhab itants of New Mexico are illite rate, uncrupulous and dishonest, and that they, alone, had been dispatched thit'ier with a com mission from on high to reform the wicked. Anent their wailing and the assertions of others, to the effect that the emoluments of some of our county officials amount to as much as the salary of a United States senator, I will say that such is far from the truth: but granting thnt there is the least semblance of truth in the asser tion, don't you think that it would display a higher sense of honor and intelligence to charge the members of the legislature who make our laws, with dere liction, rather than cast asper tions at honerable men, who are performing their duties accord ing to law. If the laws of the tenitory al low county officials salaries nnd fees inadequate to existing con ditions it appears to me that it fa the duty of the qualified vote.'s of New Mexico at the next elec tion to elect members of both branches of the legislature who will see that there is a revision of that part of the statutes re lating to the salaries and fees of those officials. There is a vnst difference in the wealth of tne variojs coun ties of the territory; therefore, framing a law that will provide equitable compensation for the duties incumbent upon the offi cials of different counties is a difficult problem. Under the present law Chaves, being about the wealthiest county, provides better for her servants than some of the smaller counties on the north: but is it right that our worthy officials should be villitied and abused for simply taking what the law allows them? Any man who maintains that, if elec ted to any office within the gift of the peopld of Chaves, or any other county in New Mexico, he would not take what the law allows him in the way of salary or fees, is a liar and a hypocrite and should not be trusted in any manner. I have known every official of Chaves county for years, and know them individually and col lective!, to be upright, consci entious, honorable arid capable men. That's why' they were elected to office and that is why Chaves is the banner county of the territory. Roswcllite.