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E ESTANCIA NEWS
Estancia, New Mexico. Friday January 26. 1912
The "Snowfall Bulletin" of
theNeJf Mexico section of the
weather bureau just out gives
very encouraging reports of the
siowfall in various part3 of the
state, correspondents all agree
ing that the outlook for moisture
is better than for several years.
Torrance is the only station in
this county reporting.
The bulletin summarizes as
October was a wet month, with
fully twice the normal precipita
tion, and an average of 3.9 inches
of snowfall; November, a cold,
dry month, with light precipita
tion, mostly snow, averaging 4.1
inches, and December a very
cold month, with nearly normal
precipitation and 9.0 inches av
erage snowfall. This gives a
total of 17.0 inches of snow to
the close of the year for the
3tate-as much as frequently
falls in a year, and more than
twice that of the same period
1910. At the close of December
however, the stored depth over
the headwaters of the San Juan
and Northwest drainage area, in
New Mexico, was small, and the
outlook not encouraging. Much
better conditions existed over
the Rio Grande, especially over
the western slopes of the Sangre
de Cristo, where deep snow re
mained intact. ' With a fair
amount during the remaining
winter months, this should as
sure a late summer flow. Very
favorable conditions also existed
in the southwest over the head
waters of the Sacramento and
Gila, and, jn a lesser degree, the
Mimbres. Rains, have aided
greatly in giving much soil mois
ture in this region.
Deep snow occured over most
,of the Canadian watershed,
greatest, however, over the pla
teau and eastern plains region,
so thát the stored depth over the
eastern slopes of the Sangre de
Cristo, the Cimarron, and Raton
ranges is generally small, and
-AnrKt.inna are not so favorable.
later snowfall will
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romoensate for this.
The headwaters of the Pecos
jre better covered, and in the
southeast mountain areas much
water depth is reported than
tiannl. nvine promise of abund
ar for the lower Pecos
and tributary streams.
Altogether, the outlook for the
Clota 111 for better than at the
OlAl o -
close of 1910.
For sale 70 egg Cyphers jn
cubator in first class condition. -
Mrs. Ira AUmon. WA
. Mr. Akers and children, who
live' northeast of town came in
today after a visjt with relatives
Gen. Chas. F. Easley returned
to Santa Fe on today's tram.
Santa Fe, N. M.. Jan. 22.
Governor McDonald has asked
no one for his resignation thus
far. This is not saying that he
does not expect resignations. In
fact he rather looks for such a
billet-doux from Warden Cleofes
Romero, during the next few
days, and has about made up his
mind who shall be the successor
of Warden Romero, as well as of
Traveling Auditor John Joerns,
although great pressure is being
brought upon him from very close
friends, urging him to change
his mind. But Governor McDonald
is anything but vacillating and
unless very good reasons are ad
vanced, his present determinat
ion will stick. Governor Mc
Donald is also likely to announce
hischobefor adjutant general
this week. The fight has narrowed
down to the present incumbent,
General A. S. Brookes, who has
made a splendid record and is a
soldier and organiier, every inch
of him, and Captain M.S.Murray
of Roswell, who has the advant
age of being a democrat and
having the strong Pecos valley
Warden Romero has declared
that he is ready to resign and
will resign as soon as he receives
formal invitation to do so.
There is every indication there
fore, that there will soon be a
meeting of the minds, as the
awyers would say, on this pro
'I expect the resignation of
Mr. Joerns," said the governor,
'because that official must work
in close connection with the chief
executive and co-operation under
the present arrangement, would
not be possible. I am not play-
ine nolitics, but deem a change
advisable as a matter of good
business policy and for the bene
fit of New Mexico. As to the
matter of a superintendent for
the penitentiary.I feel sure that
Mr. Romero will see the advant
age of tendering his resignation
when it is asked for.
I am not prejudiced against
any person lor ponucai rea
1 r 1 : i . I
sons. Too many have been,
to it y knowledge, active
against me in the last election,
yet I propose to lay all parti
san matters aside and work
with them when that is possi
ble. I shall make no chantres
on political grounds. The
democratic state central corn
ruittee foas mad,e no recova
mentations aud I have asked
"I shall appoint an adjutant
general within the next few
days, but prefer uot to make
the appointment pub.lic until
official actjon babeen, takeu."
Mr. Joerns is giving the
! matter of his resignation eare
ful consideration but in the
absence of an official call to
vacate the office he refuses to
say what action he would take.
It is certain, however, that
Governor McDonald has given
his reason for expecting a
change in the traveling audi
tor's office personally to Mr.
Joerns, and that an extended
delay would mean official ac
tion in the matter on the part
of the governor.
The International Bank and
Trust Co. at Tucumcari closed its
doors Jan. 22. The usual state
ment that it is believed the
bank will be able to pay all de
positors in full" is made, which
means what you wish about it.
No cause is assigned for the
The bank holds individual de
posits amounting to approximate
ly $141,000, with $8,000 of state
funds. The state is secured by
$30,000 bond given by a Kan
sas City surety company which
amply protects it against any
loss. It is also understood that
the county is amply secured.
The management of the bank
has recently changed, vv. b.
Buchanan retiring as president
and being succeeded by A. E.
Carter, who resigned as post
master to accept the presidency
of the institution. It is under
stood that C. H. Chenault, re
cently under investigation, for
alleged shortage in his accounts
as county treasurer, is a heavy
stockholder in the institution.
The government report for
December gives the following
yields per acre of New Mexico
crops for the year 1911:
Barley 23 bushels, potatoes 80
bushels, hay 2.60 tons, oats 38.8
bushels, winter wheat 25 bushels
spring wheat 20. 5 bushels, corn
24.7busnels. There are other
states that beat us, of course,
but it is a yery goad showing for
a new state, and considering the
fact that a very large percentage
of the acreage is in the "dry
Our newsboy, Lincoln Chavea
is having some bad spells with
his case of whooping cough, and
was unable to deliver the papers
vesterdav evening. This was
not ltarned in time to find a sub
stitute and so subscribers did not
get their papers until this morn
ine. We hope Lincoln will soon
get the better of his enemy.
Judso Albert F. Reynolds
of Albuquerque arrived to day
and is holding court in p ace
of Judge Medlert
I have bought the News, and
come to Estancia in the hope that
I may be able to make a living,
and make friends of the peoplf
now here and to como hereafter
I believe that there is a grea
future for this valley, but alsi
believe that it is going to takt
lots of work and a pull all to
gether to make that great future
a near one. I shall do my share
of that work to the best of my
There will be no radical change
in the policy of the News. It
will be independent in politics.
The men who can see nothing
but good in one party and noth
ing but bad in another are get
ting scarcer day by day, and the
newspaper of the same class is
entirely out of date. ,
The principal energies of this
paper will be devoted to giving
the news living up to its name,
and boosting for Torrante coun
ty and every town and neighbor
hood in it.
I solicit your patronage, and
will endeavor to deserve it.
J. A. CONSTANT.
The supreme court convened
in Santa Fe the 22nd with Chief
Justice C. J. Roberts, and Asso
ciate Justices Richard H. Hanna
and Frank W. Parker present.
The first matter taken up. was
the Owen-Van Stone election con
test, which involves the right of
Mr. Van Stone to a seat on the
state corporation commission.
Both principals in the case were
present whencourt opened. Mr.
Van Stone is represented by Neil
Field Tof Albuquerque; Mr.
Owen by! Judge H. D. Terrell.
while.Hon,J3 ;Catron appears for
George W. Armijo who has filed
petition in intervention. The
day's proceedings were confined
to arguments on preliminary
The ballot boxes in the coun
ties of McKinley and Luna are
now in the hands of the secre
tary of state. This was accord
ing to the stipulation of the offi
cial canvassing board when it
rendered its decision which threw
out the votes cast for Sol"
Owen and which gave Mr. Van
Stone the office of corporation
Mrs. A. J. Green will enter
tain the Ladies Aid Society of
the Methodist church at the home
of Mrs. N. D. Meyer on January
FOR SALE-Piano, typewriter
chiffonier, bedstead, springs. 2
mattresses, kitchen cabinet.table
kitchen utensils, etc. Call at
office. Dr. W. E. Sunderland
Gall tor Bids
State of New Mexico, I ss.
County of Torrance.
Notice is hereby given that
bids must be filed with the
County Clerk and Ex-Officio
Clerk of the District Court on or
before the fifteenth day of
The lowest and successful bid
dor will make a contract with
the board of county com. for fil
ings and other work which might
be necessary to be done in the
office of the Court house.
Bids must be sealed and de
livered to the County Clerk so
that the report may be given to
the county commissioners for
their action at the time above
By order of the board of the
county commissioners on tho 17th
day of January 1912.
Manuel Sanchez, Jr.
County Clerk and Ex-Officio.
Clerk of the District Court.
Get your Mail
Begining next Sunday the gen
eral delivery at the postoffice will
be open after the noon train only
and will not be open in the even
ing as heretofore .
Dr. Sunderland has sold out
and will leave in about twoweeks
for New York, where he intends
to take special post graduate
work for a year or more, after
which he will make plans as to
future location and work. He
has been here a number of years
and has had a very successful
practice. His numerous friends
will be sorry to part with him.
He will be succeedad by Dr.
Weiderlander, who come3 highly
recommended as a practioner
and gentleman. Mrs. Wieder
lander, who is also a physician,
has been here several weeks.and
her husband will be here in a
Josiah Perkins, Geo. Donn,
Charles Noble end John
Griffin convicted yesterday in
the so called Mountainair
case, we understand will ask
for new trail.
John Dunn, Joiner and Lee,
have not been apprehended
and were not tried.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Department of the Interior
U. S. Land Office at Santa Fe, N. M.
Jan. 22, 191a.
Act of June ii, i906. List No.
Notice is hereby given that Elfredo
Chavez, of Tajique, N. M., who, on
Jai!. 8. i9i2, made Homestead Entry.
No. 03i96, ; for s 1-2 SB t-4, Section 25,
Township ?n, Range 6s. n. m. p. Merid
ian, has filed notice of intention to
make Final Five Year Proof, to estab
lish claim to the land above described,
before Probate Clerk, at Estancia. N. M
on the 4th day of March, 1912.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Jesus Candelaria, Manuel Gonzales
Prudencio Zamora, Daniel Chavez, all
of Tajique, N. M. I-26-3-I
MANUBL R. OTERO, Ratfiter,