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1 . t tut ir?. ÁYTON L JliQ: VOLUME 12 CLAYTON, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1916. NO. 3. Citizen The First One a De cided Success Inclement Weather, no Doubt, Prevented Larger Turnout. tAa was previously arranged and announced, the Business Mens As sociation ñiet together for luncheon today, Thursday, at the popular cafe of Mr. Jack Weichman, and follow ing the luncheon engaged in a dis cussion of some of the vital ques- : tixm9 before the citizens of Clayton at this time. Mr. Granville, Vice President of the association presided iu the absonce of Mr. Simon Herz slein, president. Mr. II. J. Hammond was the first speaker and he con fined his remarks to the public school quostionwHis remarks were to the point, full of optimism, and were certainly not to be mistaken as to his standing on Hie present proposed bond issue. Mr. Hammond is among the heavy tax payers of the ' city and in as much as his children are now both through school, his feeling and sentiment savors only of the needs and demands of the town. A "City of 10,000" is wiiere he puts it and is heartily serious in every word that he said. .1 Mr. Woodward followed his talk ringing with the same spirit of op tomism. vThe needs of the day, said Mr. Woodward, in this city is, first of all, better and more adequate school facilities.v It is next to im possible for any city to keep pace with its growth in way of educa tional facilities. The one great truth as is indicated in tho experience of other towns is that the growth of the of the town is always iu advance of its educational institutions. Other ' questions of vital importance to the city at thin time were ment'oned and dwelt, on by "the-speaker,-such as a standard fixed grade for our streets and alleys, the dissemination of facts with reference to the rec ords of the city board, the school board and other like information which is and should be public pro perty, and which should be gotten into such form as will be accessible . to the citizenship of the town. A Mr. Smith, Mr. Suthers and Mr, de Baca were among the speakers, About twenty were present and Mr, Weichman is to be complimented upon the 'nice luncheon served and the courtesy shown the association o I'nton County Surpasses All Olhcri in Land tilings The local land office, or rather the officers of the government land of ' lice located here, are rather priding themselves on the amount of busi ness dono in Union county during the twelve, month that olosed the first of this year. Not only has the , Volume of the business conducted here been greater than in any other portion of the state but it is far in excess of that done by many of the land olllcea in the more advertised sections of the country. The number of applications, or tilings, allowed by the Clayton office from January 1st, 1'Jli, to Decern her 3 1 si, just past, was 1,079, and these filings embraced an area of 3J,S!123 acres. During the same months 731 final proofs were grant ed and patents allowed to a total acreage of lW,53d.HG acnes. During the fiscal year of (he office beginning July t, 1UU, and ending June 30, 11U5, the general land olllc wxtied uatenU on 295,080.1):.' acres of I land in the Clayton district. Dur ing the same fiscal year filings were granted on 404,374.71 acrei. This report from the Clayton otilen indicates that L'niou county, in which the greater bulk of the land of this office lays, is rapidly being settled up,, and Ü. is gratifying to note that all settlers coming to Un ion are "making good" and have come to stay. Don Carlito Corney of Folsom, was in town the first of . the week on business. George Gould of this city, left for Denver Tuesday on business. The Home Econoiiücs Club The Home Economics club will hieet Saturday, January 22nd, iu the annex of the school house as an interesting program has beeu pre pared for the afternoon. The meet ing will be called to order at two thirty. The topic for discussion is "Home Sanitation." In answer to roll call members will be expected to give brief talks on "Common Disinfect ants." Paperá prepared for the af ternoon are as follows: "Dust and its ' dangers, the right and wrong methods of sweeping and dusting. Mrs. Paddock. The Proper Care and .Cleaning of Dishes and Dish Towels," Mrs. Her- mga. Ventilation and its Importance; Inexpensive Ventilatiug Devices," Mrs. J. W. Cox. Insects as Disease Carriers; Best Methods of Extermination," Mrs. Savage. Following tho readings of the pa pers a general discussion on llie Prevention of Contagious Diseases in School Children," will close the af ternoon. 0 Baptist Services for Sunday, January 20th. 9: 15 a. in. Sunday School. 11:00 a. in. Worship and sermon, "The Tilings to Fix Upon." 7:30 p. m. Gospel services, A Character Sketch. Prayer meeting Wednesday even ing at 7:30 o'clock, Subject, "Stew ardship." J. Q. llerrin, Pastor, Ualharl Hardware .Man Accepts IV sitioii Here Yv. A. Clark, who for years has been connected with one of the larg est hardware establishments at Dal- hat't, has accepted a position with Isaacs' and will make Clayton ,liis home in the future. Mr. Clark is capable man and his additiniu to Bob's force of popular clerks will do much toward increasing the pop ularity of the store among Union county residents. o Tickets for the Seidel-Kirkpatriek Walker Lectures are on sale at Hoses Pharmacy. Season tickets will sell for 75 cents, and tickets to one lec ture 'only for 35 cents. , toe hall will he decided on very shortly. A. James McDonald, Chairman Publicity Com o Mr. Morris Johnson, of the Otto, Johnson Mercantile Co., left Sunday night for Sulphur Springs, Ark., and other poiuts east, comldning busi ness with pleasure, contemplating the matter of making the trip eas to market before returning. 11 plan being away about five weeks, o 1 Word received at this ollico from Mr. Williams of Paris, Tenn., for mer Western Union operator here, to the effect that he is located in his new home and is well pleased with the place. HORSE THIEVES APPREHENDED I, BY SHERIFF CRUMLEY v Toninlit, Thursday, at about seven o'clock the sheriff was notified by a party who had been on their trail, that several parties were camped on the outskirts of town who were wanted at Stratford, Texas, for obtaining goods among which were four good saddles under falso pretenses, and since the stealing a horse at Boise City, and then coming to Clayton. To say that they came to Chiton tells the rest. Four out of the five thus wanted are now resting peacefully in the county jail and one is still at large. As to their guilt we have no knowlege, but one thing we do know and that is that there is no room in Clayton for thugs and enm inalsand Sheriff Crumley is making things pretty warm for that class of cattle. J Alleged Auto Thiev es Captured ord Automobiles and Diamonds Confiscated by Officers and Re turned to Dcnyer. On Saturday of this week there ere three Ford cars with four oc cupants iu all, drove into Clayton, the auhis being stored at the Clayton Garage and the company taking rooms at the Commercial HotelNo thing particularly strange about this, considering tliat it was a cold day and not the most pleasant weather to travel anyway. people were driv- lug into Llaytou,and preparing to partake of our hospitality. There were other things that were ocour- ing, which, within themselves did not amount to veey mqch, unless we onsider the ultimate results. VA certain party in Dob Moines had no tified Sheriff Crumley by wire that some one hud stolen a coil out of his car, and this1' party was one of the occupants of the car that drove nuo uiayion. mo siienir at once proceeded to the garage, overhauled the suspect, put him under arrest, recovered the coil, and the guilty parties could have settled for the litiful sum of 15.00, but the unsus pecting took a long chance, far too long, it proved, and s.tood pat. A suspicion on thejtourt of the men in cuarge oí me garige, coinniuiueaieu o Mr.. Crumley, fed him to dig up some circular caris that had recent ly came in from Denver and in com paring one of these car engine iium hers, found it to be the same as was n one of the cars. He immediately wired Denver and to his' surprise f'(und this car along with the other two were an stolen ears. and Unit they hail posilivyi.niof ft"Jd'-ijf V the same' ana'tiitf -he slioiiuKJd the prisoners until the authorities could arrive. .He also notified them that the parties seemed to he elab orately decorated with what seemed to be costly diamonds and was noti- d that they too, had been stoh-n and were being searched for. ' The sheriir thereafter incarcerated tho whole bunch iu the county jail to await the arrival of the ollicers from Denver, who came down Tuesday, anil took charge of the prisoners and diamonds, proving the cars, and Iritviug them delivered to Mr, Wi kolf for preparation for loading on the cars to be shipped back to Den is taking the prisoners and dia monds back to Denver with them as they vcnt.,It strikes us that Clay ton is a poor place to blow into to get by with anything. The citizens of the town are on the alert and with the ollicers make the sledding mighty hard for the fellow that is trying to "get by" with as big a chestnut as this one was. ."Murder will out" is an old saying and a mighty true one. We may get by today alright, tomorrow we have no assurance of the same and the next day we are in a trap. The way of the trausgressor is hard. Our Pleasant Valley correspond ent is home again and we are glad for the contribution this week. We hope that they come in regular and that they reach this office not later than Wednesday. We positively will go to press on Thursday and news to he news must reach us before that lime. All correspondents please take notice. 0 M AI'.KET KEl'OUT Eggs Butte .i ... i i.ieani . : liens OS Young Chickens .10 Turkeys 12 Roosters 04 Fresh Pork ..08 Broom Corn $75 to 95 Beans ; 3 I Maize , .70 Corn 1.05 Ka'Jlr .70 Mi's. Uurnhart Entertained Two Club Forty- The Forty-Two Club was delight fully entertained Wednesday after noon at the home of Mrs. Claude Barnhart, the hostess receiving in her usual charming manner. , Mrs. Harry Rixey, of Weston, Mo., was the honor guest of the after noon. Mrs. Tom Itixey. was also a guest of the club. Those who enjoyed Mrs. Barn- hart's hospitality, oesides Huí two ucsts, were Mcsdames Hammond, Dunn, Fox, Frank Barnhart, King dom, Law, Jones, Eklund, D. W. Snyder, and Morris Herzstein. A dainty one course luncheon was served at the close of the afternoon. Albuquerque, X. M Jan. 18. "If salesman walked into your place of business and undertook to sell you a bill of goods not suited to your needs; and without even a know ledge of your language, tie wouldn't get far with you, would he? Yet that is exactly what we United Stales business interests have been seek ing to do in the nations south of the Itio Grande in Latin America. We have been trying to do business with these people" without knowing any thing of them or their needs, or even their language and we have failed. There was no chance for anything else." This was the statement of Dr. Da vid H. Boyd, president of the Uni versity of New Mexico, who has just returned from Washington, D. C, where he attended the second Pan- American ocienunc congress, as a delegate from the state and repre sentative of- the university. Our lack of preparation for closer relations with Latin-America, and their more thorough preparation was vividly illustrated in the sessions of Un? fongre-," Hjdd.Dr. llmd. "Ei- vrjf JVi-ei,h dekguCu ttni!Lihr wie iOoo of them, spoke English fluently, and generally several other langu ages, in addition to his own. Our delegates from the states generally could speak only English. We sim ply could not meet these cultured gentlemen on their own high ground We were outclassed, in education if not in good will. It taught us that we must become more liberal. We must learn the other man's tongue and his manners of living and his needs; as they have learned ours "The demand for trained men and women who can accept service in commercial, indusrrlal and educa lional work iu Latin America is far beyond my most liberal estimad when we established our school for such training here in the University It is a great international need that must he met before any great truth expansion can ocuur. I find we have neon pioneers here in the movement which is now regarded as the es sential to further extension of our relations with Latin America. Mr. Thomas L. McCuiie purchased last week the Hogan place just east of town to which place he will move with his family in Hie near future I his is the second place that he has purchased in the past couple of weeks, and he moves here to be one of our citizens, coming from Lafay. etle, Colo. The Citizen wishes him success in his new home. Many vital discussions are up for discussion every day among the cit izens or our lown. mere are in more vital questions nor are they any more vital than questions that every other city has at some turn to contend with and to solve. .Clay ton men are big enough for Clayton enterprises. We can handle them We will. o Suits will be filed against all per sons who have not settled their ac counts with Tom Gray by February 1st . Payment may be made to C. O. Dunn at Rose's. Pharmacy. o Methodist Notes Morning: Sunday school, 10:00. Preaching, 11:00, Subject, "Enthrone Him." Evening: Preaching 7:30, Subject "The Way to the Kingdom." Rev. Autho P. Gaines, Pastor. SOCIETY The Auction Bridge Club met last week with Mrs. Dudley Snyder. The. tables were filled by Mesdames W. C. Barnhart, Fox, Savage, Messenger, Wherritt, Eklund, FranK Barnhart, Winchester, Morris Herzstein, Simon Herzstein, Easterwood and Miss Inez Eklund. The luncheon served was very elaborate. k A large reception was held at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon of hist week, in honor of Mrs. Au tho Gaines, wife of the new minis ter. Mrs. Woodward, president of the aid, and several members of tho )i'g.,:ni;'.u:ii,n, assisted ; in receiving. lefreshmeiils were s;rved during the afternoon. w i . . i. .nun oi iiayioiis young people have been enjoying the skating at Eklund's dam. Nearly every evening of the past week has found a crowd on the ice, which has 'been in ex cellent condition. Clayton boasts a few experts on the little iron run ners. The skaters view the approach of this warm weather with alarm, fearing it will put an und to the fasciuating sport. Miss Vendía Eklund fnterlaiued the (iris' Five Hundred Club Wed nesday afternoon of last week. Miss Mary Mansker held the high score and carried oil the honor, which was a dainty shampoo jacket. Miss Woo len, of Chichasha, Okla, who is vis iting ut the Eklund home, was tlu guest of honor. A dainty luncheon followed the games. The next meet ing of the club will be with Miss Wilma Hardin. Mrs , T. K. Itixey entertained last Friday. aflei'iyxin. i'u II. F. Rixey: Foi'ly- . jicliunoV tff.iV.'.'.. two was ' flie lastime of the afternoon and after ward a dainty luncheon was served on the small tables. The list of guests present were Mesdames Sny der, Clark, Claude Barnhart, Frank Barnhart, Tomnbs, Hill, Harvey, Mc- Fadden, Wherritt, Easterwood, Mes senger, Wamsley, Owen, Kingdom, Palmer, Johnson, Fox, J. R. Rixey, Winchester, Morris Herzstein, Simon Herzstein,. Eklund, Henderson, Inez Eklund, Edna Steele, Jones, Dunn, Mrs. C. O. Dunn, Woodward, Erretl, Tinsley, Priestley, Exunis, Morgan, of Texline. A most enjoyable time was had. Mr. and Mrs. Simon Herzstein. en tertained the Evening Five Hund, ;d Club Thursday evening of liist week. Dinner was served promptly at seven P. M. and covers were laid for the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Ciar Mr,kM.iids.rangn-sy ) ROOT O ' Clark, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Granville, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Winchester, Mes dames Dudley Snyüer, O. P Easter wood, Carl Eklund, Frank Barnhart, Misses Inez Eklund and Lucilo Sny der and Messrs Leonard Herzstein and Edwards. Mr. Edwards, who is a very talented musician, rendered several line selections which made everyone feel that tripping the light fantastic was the only thing to do and they filled the remainder of tho evening doing so. An evening in the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Herzstein is an event long to be re membered. o SLATS SIGNS WITH TRIANGLE FILM COUPOH ATIOX In order to give the patrons of the Dixie the best there is in film ilmi), "Slats" Rankin, of the Dixie 'Theatre, has signed a contract with the Triangle Film Corporation and will hereafter show the good pic tures produced by that firm. Th: Triangle is a new consolidation of many of the best of the older film companies and are putting out fea ture and regular films that are un equaled. The films received lure are the same that are being jhown by the leading picture houses of the country, two notable ones being the Isis, at Denver, and the Photoplay, at Trinidad. 'V .11 .A.