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The Carlsbad Current:
and New Mexico Sun. CmUU.J. N. M..I fi.ly M.iy 22. I'JOM 1 ' - M. . i Sm .-in).!. -I. id) May I ' 1 ' '1 f.t- ) imp ..ii(M,h.ni (i l.ila-r M. 7. Cuthhatl Airintmg ( V, l'uhii.hen Wn, II. MulUnr, IV- 1 lis" Ull'l H l .i r nrifMini Ihe Offlildt rjpi-r of IdJy County.! I'iiIiIi.Ii.mI rv.-rv triiliiy mul cnl'ril n 1 " "it'l riDM inniffr nt thf t riNiiAl N M Owing to the fait that some people who are unacquain;-. -'it h Uncle Joe Graham, the popular candidate for commissioner from the Plains, have seen fit to critl cie his ability and strength of diameter by reporting that he would he under certain "in. Humces" if elected, the following from a well known Texas ex-district Judge may he of Interest: I tut vt- known .Ion II. r.thitTii. fuinnilv cif Yiimmk nmtily Irxus fur, tw-ntY f'lijr yeaiM. till In1 livril in "UUk' miiiIv I kiK W iilin wry- ill IimiiiIi ly. ainl Hitii'r his ri'tmiMtl linni II illity I lilivi' lii'in l'tl lillil H'V , itiiI (inn.-.. I ran nay tut Mr. (iiuhiiin iluii in my i..n i.ni tut limn- inli'ii ii j iii rii. niti'lit imiri rwr liv'il. No in tn( vO.fthrt si it i if 1 1 1 1 I'l'ii- I' Mr 'iruliain i iini ri.til.t ihfliii'iK'r turn at all liv any n'lir nut"iiri a' nil Hian what uniiM i ii . iin i- I. i 1 1 1 I i.' 1 1 1 r 1 1 Mi 'ii.ili.iin i s nti-l' L.irirM a' l .1' "I ill I. Ill I' lull nt. .tn! in. itian ill -.1 i-irri ... u I if.?1 j i,- i I. mi l.i i.i i.l l.i- l.i In . -I w a- w n. i ; 'i . - i l,.i i- in hill .-i 1111--11.1. I . ' .1 . . ii ii I ! In - li-lliryi.il i i I ' u! --'ii . I .1 Mil I I ; : Mr Miller wa formerly .1 n 1 . -i l l In' 'I, -I ru t c-iin. t in t he .-.out h a i h i ii i-.iiiiit i.'S n' I Vas. I I iiiili ! - nt siii li li't tors rail In' iiuilii.'i'i I mm 'I'l'Mi-t to shn.v that Mr. (irahani lia-a nun. I n I I ' o a n ; i 1 ' I wo llil Hot In- ii- II n'l li''l ll illlV ll Mil' M ft-: 1 1 . I i,! io ,1-1 any liniir t man, I hat win. h In- llmiii'lit li.'s' ill all t mil ri'i';ii'lli's ii' outside in- I'uelire. Tin' I'aiKtmd Commercial Club ami the Farmers Institute are liend inn t W'i y eltnit tn ha vi' the C.llU li nl ejuhilut Ihe tunnel one at the All'iiini i ijiie Fair this lull. Strung i oiiini.lt ee - (torn Imili tile lull an. I I lie ne I it nte it i- h i : ! ,it win k on t 'a ii 'ails. It is ; lie intent mi) nt tin i not in it t '-i's to hive local piles n'tiii'l I. n all k luils nt (lint, vi'i;et a'lles, iiielmis, yiailis, inttna and aUo a l iii'.e asli piti' tot the best etlul'il nl li vei sitieil (aim pi oil u e. The piinlnce will be bloiiht to town, vi believer it is icnlv, wheie it uill In passed i: poll by competent judges ami the pne winning nit- ii les will be taken to Alliiinei iue while they will compete lor the vei y libeial piies and trophies ot li red by the fair association. It is expeited th.it the list vi I. mil piii'H an.! the conditions will be published in the local newspa peis next week and a list sent to each laimer individually. The list ol ttiiphies and piies ol fi'ti'd bv the Albiiiiieique Fair as hoi iiitioii can be seen at the othce ot the Cailsbad Commercial Ciub Publicity ltiiieau. I he committees in charge requests that the farmers all over the valley communicati with them ur the publicity bureau ot the Commercial Clnh for full p.ti ticulam. II eveiy fanner in the valley will take mi interest and enter the competition for at least one product, he will not only stand the chance of winning some very valuable prizes but will assist in making the Carlsbad exhibit at Albuquerque, the most talked about tiling at the fair. Plscussiim of the bridge bonds by J. 1). Whelan uf the Koswell Democrat la not. only sensible, but const rvative and on the lines always held by this paper. That the onus ol the condemnation for Artesia not having a bridge should rest ou Messrs. Heard and Weaver of the board of commissioners was always held to be unjust. j The Artetia Bridge. i;" "The only republican paper in the I'ecos Vulloy." the Pecos Valley Newt (Max Frost please N. H. I contains the following account of the action taken ly the Artesia Commercial Club in regard to the Pecos river bridge at a recent meeting of the club. "The bridge proposition came up and Mr. Hrainard being the only member of the committee present oflered a report. The attorneys of the town are will ing to take $3X1 and fight the case, and it was understood that there would be no trouble in se curing a verdict in favor of Heard, declaring the bonds legal. Mr. Hrainard expresses himself as not. being in favor of this atcp oti account of the extra expense and pointed out that it would leave us in the same fix we are in now incase the bonds was de clared legal. Judge Atkeson iiUo thought that we would be mi better off after the suit than we are. i lie committee was continued am a meeting of the j led later at which club will be callei I hey can report more fully." j As (he editor of democrat wasi identified with the bridge move ment, believes that Artesia ought has s l own cmisi. to have the bridge, as he till S '(lie interests ill the and as the I letnocrat lias Table circulation in their t I AM we will Ink hev I hat no Artesian it ami -is if we oiler a s ij.'1est ion or two in regard to the matter. It seemed to ii-; that if tlie ex penditure of .Jiki will I'urtheri the bri lire it will be money well' Sjietit. The facts seem brietly . a-; I'ol low : i After the lii itdls were Voted (hey were sold to brokers who il.'posited a check to bind the bargain. When the panic came, the blind buyers claimed that they nad discovered a daw in the: election at which the bonds were voted which they said W.i ild invalidate thctn and they c ai nee the count v board their object lull w as g I. Tile board allowed them to withdraw the forfeit. Then (he people of Ai iesia go; up a petition for au nt lier elect ion. At t his juncture i number of ieople at t 'arl shad presented a feminist ranee on (he ground that the first election was valid, as it almost undoubt edly was; that the first election bein legal a second election would be illegal. This point was also undoubtedly correct. At this juncture it was proposed to bring action against the board to compel them to call an election on the second petition. As the board would have to defend on the ground that the first election was legal, the ipiestion of the validity of the bonds would be judicially determine I. If the court held that they were illegal it would be necessary tocall an other election and Artesia would get her bridge, at least she would likely get it. as cei tain elements outside of Carlsbad that opposed the bonds the first time had pledged themselves to vote for them if again submitted. Now with all due respect to Judge Atkesiin and Mr. Hrainard i we cannot see how a judicial de termination of the question would leave the town of Artesia "in the same fix" it is now in. 1 Suppose the first election were .legal, as we believe it to have been, the judicial determination of that fuct would undoubtedly, facilitate the sale of the bonds. ! As it is. it leaves the purchase of the bonds largely in the hands of the original bidders. If the county hoard should try to sell! the bond to other brokers, and 1 Buying Saddles Requires some knowledge of leather, workmanship and style. We are experts in the saddle line and can assure our customers that any demand for any kind of a saddle that can be made out of leather can be met by us. We have a very fine line now on display 1 in our store trom Doys Saddles at $10 to the heavy Stock saddle at $65! Prices to suit the kind you buy Let us show vou what we have. en '1 -, TracyRoberts Hardware Go. WE DO REPAIR WORK ON SADDLES AND HARNESS. the orh'iiitl purchasers wanted them at a greatly reduced price, they could 1 asily let the fact leak out that t" had mice bought then,, ami on examination had dec 1 led that the election provid ing for t heir issuance w a ; illegal. In ill human probability this w on d hurt (heir sale and might ,lefi - it for ti long t ime or tint il 'the original buyers saw (it to purchase. We do not believe that either of the gentlemen iUote, above, on consideration, will deny the force of this reasoii i ing. On the other hand if the 'question is judicially determined , in favor of the validity of the bonds then il will be impossible for the original purchasers to corner them and the decision of the court will be a complete answer to any attempt on their part to hurt their cale. We do not believe that on consideration the above tunned gentlemen will deny the reasonableness of this pro pi isition. There is a rumor prevalent in the lower valley to the e fleet that the men who first bought the bonds are trying to negotiate for their purchase a second time. If so, they can he depended on to use the fact that the board concceded their illegality, to pre vent others from buying. Hut, suppose the bonds should prove illegal after all, (we di not believe they are. remember, but suppose they are) isn't it quite certain that the attorneys for other prospective lxmd buyers will lind the daws in them? Cer tainly. In that event, they can not be sold. Then if they can not be sold on account of a real defecv. of course there will be no bridge money and no bridge until another election is held. Patent, isn't it? In thut event the proper course would be to II fW u! -ui. .. settle the matter judicially at once and have another election called right a.vay on t lie second pet it ion b order of t he court, (iiiod reasoning isn't it? If not. why nut? We think it perfectly clear that whatevcivlccisioii tin-court might render must change the status of things in favor of Artesia and that the assertion that i.. would leave the town in the "same fix" is necessarily untrue. , The editor of the Democrat feels strongly in this matter. Months have passed since the election jwiis held; months have passed I since Artesia decided to bring 1 proceedings to test the validity of the bonds. We are not dis cussing the attorney fee proposi tion, that is something to be settled between the lawyers and he club. Hut Artesia needs the bridge, she won it fairly alter a long fight and she ought not to abandon it now. The editor in the aforesaid (). Ii. F. in the P. V;( remember Max) tries to make capital out of this situation in favor of the republican candidate for re election as county commissioner, and also in favor of the fake Citizens movement he is trying to organize. He says; "Dexter, llagermanand Lake Arthur, all in Chaves county. je-ich have a bridge across the Pecos. Why is it that Artesia equal in population to ail three of them hus no bridge? Ask the 'democrats in charge of Eildy county alfiairs." , I Why not ask Turknett? j The present editor of the I Democrat severely criticized the Kddy county board while he was owner of Artesia Advocate and is not at all penitent, but com mon honesty would have im i ' .-. w ' pelled the only republican editor wh se asservatiotis we are dis cussing to admit that after the bonds were sold, 'Dick' Turknett v.ited with the democrats to de clare the election illegal. He will admit or at least he cannot deny, that the b ard did not get anv legal advice on the question from democratic s mrces, which is the oul.v mean thing we can s-iy of them in that connection. If Turknett knew that the bonds were legal, why didn't he so in form the board? Of course he didn't know, for he is an honest man and be thought he aid right in helping let the bond buyers take down their check. Hut although saved by the plea of good intentions yet it stands on record, that he is just as re sponsible as either Heard or Weaver for the fact that Artesia has no bridge. It should be remembered that the above criticism of the Dem- I ocracy came from the gentle I man who a few weeks ago said jthat while the citizen's ticket was beaten as a whole in tlj j town of Artesia yet it would win in the precinct; when as a mat ter of fact the school district which occupies about the same territory as the precinct had given a majority of three to one for the democratic ticket. If the democrats of Artesia want a north end eommissione r let them elect s ime good demo- crat who is just as h oneit as Mr. Turkn -tt w!v is m re fami liir with th it s rt of business th in either ho or the other meni bars of the b iard. and who will n )t yieM to tha bluff of the bond buvers or anvbnlv out making a thorough investi gation before acting -Roswell Democrat.