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Iff CEartekd tiktrratt AND NEW MEXICO SUN SIXTEENTH YEAR CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2H. I 908. NUMBER 15 I MONROE PIERCE KERR Superintendent of Public Initruo tion of Eddy County Called to Ilia Last Rett GENIAL AND WHOLE-SOULED A Man in Whose Death Every Citi zen of Eddy County Feels Deeply Affected. Monday morning about 8:"i, Fob. 21, when the news flew from month to month that Mr. Kerr was no more, a general feeling of Borrow was manifest, for he was; without doubt the most public spirited citizen of Carlsbad or Kd dy county. The immediatecause of death was heart failure due to congestion of the lungs the usual after effects of pneumonia. lie was first taken ill immediately after returning from a trip to visit the schools of Monument and Knowles, leaving here Weil- nesday. Dec 18, returning the Saturday following He com - mene.xl nilinu nnil win finnllv menced ailing and was finally taken down Jan. II, with pneu monia fever, and for two weeks he hovered between life and death. Hut his excellent consti tution finally appeared to be mas tor and his recovery appeared certain though it was evident his lungs were seriously affected. j Last Saturday he came up town ! f ana airecteu the arrangement of the fixtures for a little store he expected to open up. Sunday night he slept considerably but not soundly, being easily awak ened. Monday morning he arose j about 7, and walked about, eat ing a hearty breakfast about 8. Shortly after he visited the kitch en and came back to the sitting j mom and Mrs. Kerr assisted him' to change his underclothes, bjt' while putting on 1 is undershirt1 he suddenly fell back and said: "I am going; call the doctor." Mrs. Kerr called her daughter, Mrs. breeding, who phoned Dr. Whieher. Mrs. Kerr said: "Can I do any thing for you." 'Tray for me," he said. Mrs. Kerr lelt his pulse and found It gone, and in just ten minutes from the moment he first u-ii uacK on me ueo ne expirea. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr were mar- ried in Brenham. Texas. Jan. 31, 1807. Mrs. Kerr being a widow with two children, Arthur and Florence Crozier. Five children : were born to Mr and Mrs. Kerr, being Wm. A., Moses B., Mary (now Mrs. II. F. Christian) Mon roe T. and Theodore L. Mr',J?eirrJa9 inM?! June 10, IS., coming with his parents to Washington county,, Texas, when only a year old. He was reared in Washington county, living with his narents near Brenham, from whi.-h place he entered the confederate army in 1801 going with Sibley to New Mexico and afterward with Green to Galveston where he took part in the capture by the confeder ates of that place. He was in the army nearly four years, re turning in !So5 to his father's home and was married in 18G7. In 1873 he was electel on the city board of Brenham as an al derman and in 77 he was elected mayor of the city serving six terms as mayor of Brenham. In 188,1 he moved to Ft. Ewell and in '85 to Cotulla, Texas whore he followed his occupation as a mer- chant until 189:1, when the fanii - ly came to what is now Carlsbad, Here he was elected a member of the board of education, mayor of the city of Carlsbad and lias served for seven years as county , superintendent. He made the j most efficient superintendent in ' the territory and would have; made an ideal territorial official. Exposure in the conscientious discharge of his duties was the cause of bis death He was the best informed man on school money under false pretenses, matters in Eddy county, and was Mendenhill came to Hillsbom a general favorite with teachers accompanied by a woman stip end pupils. posed to be Mendenhali's wife. The funeral was postponed un- While here he gave his name as til Wednesday afternoon to await F. II. Mills, and later on it was the arrival of his sons Monroe ascertained that while in Dem and Then, and their families, ing he was known as F. II. Hall. The services which were from ' When here he induce! District the house were conducted by Attorney II. A. Wolford to in- Kev. N. r. Marshall of the Epis- ' , church nf whk.h Mr, K,rr wa!, a ,lfe ,orurnit.m,H.r i ti. h 1 ... . ran mv'.hvim nc .uv.w S. T. Kitting, I. S. Os'iorne, A. I ... I.skn-...,.. ......... V ... U Heard, (i. L. Benson, V. A. MiWiMMiiwiiiwitWIMiM.i,w, Tnilet finnds Stand Hiafi I fill Eddy Drug Company l-argcst l4MllMM444ikkktikMi Iaubn and D. G. Grantham. by Banger Dudley who brought It was the intention to have him from that p!ac to Alamo six old confederate vetprurw f,,elfordo. It is said tli:it Momlon. pall bearers, but owing to dilll-! culties incident to wttim tbem notified only throe were in the ! linef though six were on hand. They were Messrs 0. M. Hollo- way, fiam.t jjeed. C. J. James, jn(,, Cornett, W. M. Marlar and Boyd Hill The achonlg of the city attend- in a b))(J anJ thchllJren Ma.ui .u i , Q in charge of the teachers, to the tfrflVA Ahulir l(VI imhlnla. tm,An m line and possibly 1.000 people. The funeral cortege extended from the house to the cemetery. While the first carriage contain- ing the minister, was entering the gate the last were filing out of town at Lee street. At the grave after the usual Episcopal service Eddy Lodge No. 21, I. 0. 0. F., of which Mr. Kerr was for many years a member, took j charge, having marched in a body from the house. Then the i beautiful ceremony of the order i was conducted by the Noble Grand It. L, Bates and Chapluin Kev. Gage of Artesia, at the conclusion of which each of the ! Odd Fellows deposited a sprig of 1 evergreen on the coffin. The Odd Fellows, who were in 'full regalia, were in charge of Past Grand Marshal A. A. . Bearup, Mendenhall Captured. The following from the Hills born Advocate refers to nn erst- while citizen of this place. Fred Mendenhall lived here during M -9U-9-1, going from here to !,, well: "Sheriff Ed. Tafoya returned Monday from Alamogor.Io with Fred Mendenhall w ho is wanted here on a charge of obtaining d rs. a draft for $"0.00 on one of th Ug y , fc The draft was returned unpaid. Mr. ....... . ' I . , ., minora men commenced a quiet seaeh for Mendenhall who wns located nt Douglas, Arizona. in importance among people of re finement. In inviting you to exam ine those offered her we art assur ed of your approval if you honor us with a call. We are known as dis eri'era of only the pu'est Drugs and Medicines When we guarantee that our toi let goh ninl prepare ion match our drug i'i rh'iritor it means fiere me iik lieiter tn ! hail any where tit any prioi Dru Mors In Southwest hall while in Douglass, worked Deiiutv Sheriff ShrotmMr nn,! District Attorney Bus to the tune of $100.H). It is also re ported that Mendenhall has served terms for forgery in prisons of Colorado, Texas and Honolulu, also a short teim in the insane asylum of New Mex ico, where, through the influence I of friends, he was detained fori forgery instead of serving time in the penitentiary. Mr. Men denhall is a native of Las Ve gas, N. M., and has wealthy; relatives who have heretofore helped him out of his previous) troubles. When visited by the Advocate repor tor yesterday ! morning, he said he had noth-j ing to say of his return tj Hills-: buro. He said he had seen an' article in the Advocate recently stKlmK tnUt M- Mendenhall l''l worke.l a bogus check and 'I'l'arod. He said the state- melltt w"" ?nUrvy ,wron' thal she had done nouiiMK oi ine kind and that when he was ar rested she immediately left for her home at Butte, Montana. ! He further stated that Mrs. I Mendenhall knew nothing of his method of securing money, that she thought he was making a living gambling, but that she severely objected to his going under assumed names, and that it was her objections that finally disclosed his dealing and ended in his arrest. Mr. Mendenhall complained of having been ill for several days and he looked pale atid drawn. Mendenhall has wealthy relative.) at I.as Vegas and Koswell. The pris oner was arraigned before Judge Riboru Tuesday morning for preliminary examination. Men denhall plead not guil'y an I was remanded to jail. His bond was fixed at SL'.inhum)." Know let Item. Sand storms are happening pretty often these days. If this keeps up our farms will be over in Texas. Will to to hatch story by next time. up a .ottin Of U'U llll'l afford t '.K-i Monument outdo us in cotton raiMng. Old king la grippe has had full sway over this end of Eddy. Lumber is on the way to erect a house for a drug store. Will also have a physician in the near future. Grai.um i Morrol. aged 8d. was Iaid4o rest last Friday. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. The country is rapidly filling up, and farmers are busy getting their fields ready for spring sow ing. This country was shocked at the news of the death of Joel Heard, who died in I'ocos. Mrs. Ellis is conducting a sub-1 script ion school at this place. Rumor has it that we will have1 a town company in the near fu ture. On February 11. the hiHt.ital.le home of Mr. ami Mr. D. II Coleman was th,own open to the young people in tti'' "ttupe ot a inasij icradi' bull. 1 tventy coup les were Mucked. Tiieri Was Mrs. Dolly Madison of While House fiiiiie, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch and in-r loving daughter. Floret Nightingale, C ara Barton. I'nll y Flinders, Miss Mulh i latrl, the ciiatnpinn roper, tin IJueen of Hearts, the Guddes of Might, Cupid, t h e Fuiry (Jiieen. Gypsy, downs ra jore, gentlemen who wore bask ing in petticoats and kimonosand many promiscous characters. The decoration were red and white. Hearts were the favors, on the backs of which .vere writ ton the fortunes of possessors. Merriment ran high when he heart cakes were broken and brought to light the button, nee dle, pork a n d beans, broken hearts and dates of marriages. The evening was passed in dancing, music and fortune tell ing. The wee sma hours had long gone by when the merry crowd departed for their homes both near and far. Petit Jury for March Term of Court 190S. It. A. Mimttfomery, line eei, (ieorjre M. Cooke, A. N. I'ratt, K. V. Alliritton, I). N. Huston, R. A. Futon, l. It. Sutherland, Jno, A. Fuller, ('. N. Junei, .1. II. Walker, W. J. tiilHNOtt, W. It Hepler, T M. ( urti. J. 8 Itievea, K. K. Ilryant, II J. Allison. Kenton Stove, John aither, Watnon Cook. ll. W. Morgan K. H. Kemp. John l.uriiH, J. I. It I. J. A I. in it. It I.. Smith, J. C. I' ott, W. C. Murahle. I Imrli s Stiieka, W. T. Kmsiti((nr, J. K. Austin, WiUon (ionHett, Joseph llarpir, Jik AiiilerHun, (Jen ('line, SQUARE DEALING Star Pharmacy service m nn untirinir effort in (jive every customer a wpiare ili'iil for Ihi'ir niorey. Any store lining tlml deserve, patronage, ami lcvrv to win success, nml v ill In. Ilow wi ll tin store bus won nut in it two years' lusmc career Ih rMf til fit ItM way of iloinit busines is the SUitn lli-alirtr way. That in, striving to tiivo tin- highest ipiality In koiIh uiul service unl all ut u fairpriee for goods.. This growth in strung viilnin'. We wmiM he glml t' ioM you to our list of customer. THE STAR PHARMACY I II K ill' A I.I I V N IOKK Malaga News Items Jul. ii o. Mi Ki i ii, jr , here last Siiturtluv. 'M h visitor " ,S"'...r.J liiiule n flyinir trip to ""isnntl lust I'nilay returning Nitur 1 day ttioi fiitipr. Misa Anita Iliaif utiirrml Mon.lay fmiii a ten il v tisit with frieinN in Ciirliinl. Mr. Highly, of t)i, Tnwti'iite mm. pany wax here Monday on lijsmes. W I. Mnipsnti, a recent invest .r, i ereetitm a rieat four room eottnife on ins I'luee Hoiith of the I..if faun. Jli. Mihlfreil. of Carlst.iiil. has heen here tlm week helping in repair the heail cates ami Keltm every thing remly for the water tu he turneil in. The Imsket supper uiveli lit Klurenee, by the I.uiIuh Anl of the llaptist rhuri'h, wua a suroess Isitli liotii a social anil tinamial statnlHiiiit. The viulin iluet ifivi n ly Mis Musui Hake atnl Call .Smiih, ack-miipMiiiHl ly l.nni'elot Smith, wtu verv much -n- joyeil. The proceed were very nearly $'sl. Mr. Spi-m-er Faville, of Nushtnt, Iowa, arrived Tuesday niortiiiiK with a earloail of houaeliold elTevta. He re cently Isiiufht a traet of lun I wher he w ill i re t a house. Ir. Mi'l'liersnii ami Mr. It. liruee ri'arted to drive to Carlsha l 'I'm s lay. Their horsi" liei'iiine Mek whi li Hu t , rea.'heil I I ireiire, they Were I'oln pelleil tu return lnnne, C II. Hillings, u eoii in of Sp, iicer Favil , ariived Milhaii iinmii-i :ini ear Tie-sday inorniinf. He has pii,,ha.-ei s. line Ian. I an. I wiil iiiui.i his inline h mie here. The priitrui'ti'd mei'tiiiKs are still in pr.ire.si. Interest n heinf tn.ltiit'i st. e l, I ii rn lieiiif three ruiivi rst.ins. II. A Nnu er, uitli a of men, has heen Imsy ehoppniK lirusli hetween here unit I'lul. lire mi the puhlie roiel '. . Ileemun went tu Carlshiel M iridny, returning Veitieshiy. Hale lili'ifhurn left Fiiday for l arlii hail tu j an his father Tlii-y are k init to iiiuke a trip tu I'lamview. New Mex Mr. lileKlmrti ex perls to niovtt his fjtii y nut there ill uhout three weeks. Kev. II I. Wheeler ami family ar rival Wedrii'H.l.iy front Memphis,, Texas. He hint heen aenl h the Methislist Mission 1 1' Mini to tiik churi(i of the work in this place. i. i:. ii Notice of Appointment of Administrator, In the Matter of the Filiate of Juan (Jiiliniln, Ilrieused In the I'n.liale Court, Fdily County, New Mux. Ity order of the prohate court of Mho Coimty of Fddy, Territory of New Mexico, notice is herehy given that I, the underslKlieil, huve heen duly ap- pointed hy Hiiid court ailminihlriitor of jthei-Htale of miid Juuu Ualiudo, anil that I have ipiahhed HH u..!l u. ImiliiH- irator ly takmu the out ii of oilice ami hy lilinn in sanl court the duly upproveii Ismd as required by law, Notice in further given that all per suns having claiiim against saul estate must pr sent Much claima in inunner prescrilied hy law and within the timo fixed hy law. Dated: Carlshad, February 21, I'.NiK. UiciiAao M, '1 HtiHNK. Admiiiiktralor.