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THE CLAYTON CITIZEN.
THE CLAYTON CITIZEN. E. E. Plank, Editor and Owner Enterad m Second CUu Matter t the Clayton Postoffice. Subscription One Year $1.00. Six Months 50 cents. A letter from our Representative in Congress, Hon. B. C. Hernandez, informs us that there are packages of seeds, just the ordinary sort of seeds as has been sent out by our representative for many days past, which ara undelivered at the Post Office at Clayton and asks that we have any and all who wish them to call and for us fco ask the postmis tress to hand the m out to such par ties. Now is the time for local truck sters to get sed for their spring planting. Mr. iernandcz gave us no clue as to Uve age of these seeds and reporta n o germination test as having been fgiven them. Local and Personal V. C. Ward made a business trip to Des Moines, Wednesday. Local and Personal etaoinshj-dlucmf Louis Booth and J. C. Nealy, of Clapham, were Clayton visitors the fore part of the week. AT THE HOTELS LÜLUNÜ J. B. Lawson, Chicago; R. C. Mor gan, New York; B. G. Stockfleld, Kansas City; H. M. Thanton, Dallas; B. F. Iney, Hutchinson; E. E. Fayell, Denver; B. McKelsey, Denver; E. J. Dillon, Denver; H. B. Chubbie, Chi-cngo. COMMERCIAL W. W. Whilworth, WauiomtB,' Oklahoma; J. E. Elhridge, Jackson ville, Texas; J. A. Parsons, Alma, Okla.; L. C. and P. E. Chambers, Pennsburg, Pa.; W. A. Fowler, Am arillo; C. G. Brown, Elkhart, Ean.;x Glen Kent, Patterson, Tex.; Jtnwi Mask, Canon, Tex. Wm. J. Carpenter was in town Monday, from Pasamonte. Union county had reached its cli max? NIX on -this sort of dope. Every mothers son of us believes that we ly. sn;.rkn n in from his ranch are living in the best little city m mOIUjay me siaie: one mat is ucsuui-u vj uc There are enough and to spare of good, compe tent business men in tnis town of Cl'avton to make this old town hum. We have been made to remark rer eatedly since coming here that the c omDetency and business ability of t he business citizenship of the city a f Clayton is far superior to what or ie would expect to tina in the averai ;o town of this size. What we need ?is not more ablo men, but more MEN, able men, who are pub lic spijriti -d enough to give a part of their tim e to the maxing of a better Clayton in which to conduct their successfi íl businesses as well as a successful business enterpirse to conduct in the town of Clayton. o : The. Thursday noon lunches that arc being conducted under the aus riren of the Business Mens Associa tion are' among the new things that should mark a new spirit of get-to--..timr nnd sor.iabililv amone the business men of the town. To get tneeUieir and talk things over, mat t.ers that are of vital importance to the citizenship and growth of the town, matters that should be aa usted and nut in their proper form to correspond with the growth and devi'lonment of the city, ana in or Her that we may work out llvv iv.inir the ultimate good oí al) ( parties eoffceVned.; U i necessao' tu it ww get "together and have a li. iter understand n? of each other, that we might by this manner of in vestigation arrivo at just and pro per conclusions, and conclusions at which we can all agree. There are certain things in town which we, individually, are interested in. There are other things pertaining to the growth and development of the town that we arc ALL interested in and which we all have a right to be in terested in and in which the town as a whole shall and must have a nart. These are the things that will be brought out from time to lime in these meetings of the business men and which are sure to result in a better understanding of each other and ina better understanding in each of us in the real needs of the town. We hope for a good at tendance. o the best city in northeast New Mex ico. Why shouldn't we? We have the location: the surrounding coun try tributary to us for a radius of 100 miles. No material danger of it being cut off. Without doubt we are building for the future. We are hoping and planning ror the future. We believe in the future greatness of this country ana this city in par ticular. Let us move carefully, but MOVE. Let's be just fas optomistic in our civic and puDlic affairs as we are in our personal affairs. We arc in a period of forced growth. We are basking in the sun shine of bountiful crops and good prices. We are nourished by an in flux of population, full of the cour age of young man and womanhood, here for homes and prosperity, and our prairies have been made to blos som as the rose. Let the citizenship of Clayton come to her own and meet the demands of the times with as much optomism in Educational and Municipal affairs as we do in our private affairs and there will be no Question but that our little city, our own Clayton, will take her right ful place among th'e best cities of this, one of the coming great states of the west. H. 0. Wanson of Texline, was a business visitor Monday. Al Butler of Trinidad, is spending the week here on business. Decidero Garcia, of Bueyeros, was in the city a few days this week. S. C. Gillespie of Kenton, is in town on business. Pedro A. Vigil of Bueyeros, was in Clayton on business the first of the week. Mr. Imofcene Brass spent Wednes day and Wednesday night in Clay ton as the guest of Mrs. Ray Holmes Carl Eklund has relumed from Santa Fe where he spent several days on business. ,. S. Frantz of Regnier, Colorado, spent the forepart of the week .in Clayton on .business. J. H. Shannon of Wanette, return ed home Wednesday after spending a few days here on business. 111 RPCAtVl Ciizfy Ycaro iho StzzzfzFd Adds to the health! ulness of the f (Kl CONTAINS NO ALUM Frank Wolford has returned to his home at Keyes, after spending the first of the week in Clayton. One of the attractive things that is first to command the attention of the wayfaring man is the perman ency with which the business men of the town are constructing their buildings. Has it occurred to you that the new and beautiful Morris Herzstein building is entirely out of proportion to the Clayton of today As you looked upon and admired this beautiful structure did it ever oc cur to you that it must have taken a man of faith and optimism to build a building like this in the town of Clayton? Have you not thought some of the same things when you were looking al the expansion of our friend, Mr. Isaacs' business, as he is adding a large new structure to his already commodious store rooms and warehouses? Consider again the optomism with which our grain and seed men, Mr. Herzstein and. Mr. Granville, are preparing for a future growth. Do you think that Mr. Herzstein would be spending hundreds of dollars in advertising if he thought that Clayton would al ways remain the samo little city of 1,500 souls? Look again at the mam moth business of the Otto-Johnson people. Do you think that they would be making expensive expansion to take care of their present business, if they thought that Clayton and Much is being said on the streets and in some of the business meet ings in the town at this time about the freight rates in and out of Clay ton. and discussions made as to whether or not there is a fair, just and equitable rate on all commodi ties for all in and out going freight. We, personally, do not feel that it is just to meet present conditions with too severe a criticism, either for our capable and accomodating agent, "JrFarbex, nor, his $QFP OW '. inti"ni and accomodating1 assist-V ' ants tor me reason inai we Deueve that they are more than willing to do all within their power to give to the people of Clayton the very best service and accomodations and rates, too, that it is possible for them to give, working as they are, for, under the direction and in the in terests of the Colorado and Southern Railroad Co., who, too, we believe are more lhan willing to give the people of Clayton fair and equitable treatment, when our wants and needs are properly put before them and in a way that our demands shall not conflict with good business us age and practice. The K. R. Co. is having to meet new conditions here as well as the neonle and there is a multitude of greater and lesser affairs that are coming up before them every day for their consideration and so far as we have been able to learn, they are making every effort within their power to fairly adjust these mat ters without favor or discrimination. The freight rates into Clayton, so far as we have been able to learn, arc what we have reason to be proud of. Out of Clayton, we arc up against the same proposition as across the Panhandle, at Higgins, Texas, where we have been acquainted with condi tions for a number of years. As long as we, on the Oklahoma side, were shipping north, we could hold a competitive price on all grains and produce. As soon as the ship ping started the other way, we were up against it and everything to this day, thai was in any reasonable measure tributary to the Higgins market, went there, because of dif ference in prices caused by the dif ference in freight rates. The State Corporation Commission could not touch this condition and to date it remains unremedied. We should not demand of this R. R. Company nor of the Cor. Commission of this state, things that it is impossible for them to do, nor charge them with things for which they are not guilty and for which they have no remedy. There are nlenly of things that they can do for us and should do and we believe will do when it is properly presented to the. Miss L. Highee, of Wheeless, Okla homa, spent the first of the week in Clayton. Mr. Jacobo Pacheco of Moses, came to town one day this week to tran sact some business. Elfedo Salazar took a load of lum ber to hs ranch near Moses Friday llr expect. to make an addilicfn to ins house. .,. i Bob Isaacs and Fred Vandevoorl will spend the remainder of this and the forepart of next week in Denver attending the stock show. Mr. A. H. Dean, proprietor of the Commercial House and Dean's Bak ery, left Saturday for Okla. City, where he will undergo an operation for .rupture. The trip was made in his Saxon Six. Will YOUR BOY or GIRL Be ready for College next Fall. ? CONSIDER THE ADVANTAGES OF The University of New Mexico Write today for full information to DAVID R. BOYD, President Albuquerque, Ne M. Miss Julia Woolen, of Chiehasha, Okla., is the guest this week of Miss Vendía Eklund. These young ladies are college chums, both having been in attendance- at the Ward-Belmont College of Nashville, Tenn. Conkey says that last year over 200 farmers cured their meat with Meritol Liquid Smoke and everyone f them had success in using it. He also says that Monday, February th, Rose's Pharmacy will reduce the price on quart bottles of this smoke from 75c- to 50c for that day only. Mr. Jamb Weber. Jr., of Goodwin, Okla., is here and assisting in the work at the general store of Weber and Sons. "Jakey" is a hustler, one we have known for a good many moons and his presence in any place ads "nep" to the business and if he don't make good here we will miss our guess. J. D. Eubanks of the Otto-Johnson Mercantile Co., left on Tuesday of this week for his former home at Tallassoe, Alabama, for a short visit with home folks and aftet which he will join Morris Johnson of the same firm, the two going cast together to market, to lay in supply for their spring trade. He will be absent about five weeks. raowiin. THE VIRGINIA SHOE SHOP Has moved from the Opera House to the HOUSE ON TRUCKS Next door to Tixier's Store t t t The EklundHotel, Ranch & Irrigation Company CLAYTON NEW MEXICO. Rooms 75 to $1.50 Q MeaU 25 and 50c ' FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Steam Heat, Bath and Electric Lights. Sample Room Free. Call For All Trains. Atilo Service Day and Night. The Eklund Hotel, Ranch and Irrigation Co- Proprietors W. L. Franklin, representing the H. Herzstein Seed Co., left the fore part of the week for an extended selling trip thru Colorado, New Mex ico, Arizona and Utah. Word re ceived by the local firm from Mr. Franklin is to the effect that he did a good business in Trinidad and expects better business as he pro gresses on hi3 journey. Swastika Coal Special cash discount of 50c per ton on PINION NUT on CASH orders G. G. Granville i i ' V , .a. 1 ., i '..