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THE CLAYTON CITIZEN
Shortage of Paper Supply is Alarm
ing St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 21. It is well
known that the war in Europe has
brought on unprecedented conditions
and has revolutionized many former
conditions in this country. Many lines
of business are seriously affected. It
is probably not generally realized the
alarming extent to which the paper
Industry is affected in the United
States and the entire woruL
The paper trade is now facing an
absolute famine and many mills will
be forced to shut down on account of
being unable to obtain rags, pulp and
chemicals. The largest mills in the
country are refusing to make prices
except at such terms as they may
name upon receipt of the order at the
mills, same being subject to their
ability to make the paper at all. They
will take no contracts nor orders for
future delivery. The situation is des
Many of the largest paper manufac
turers in this country view the sit
uation with the greatest alarm. The
mills are not making contracts for
future delivery and are naming prices
only subject to their acceptance on
receipt of orders and some mills are
refusing to fill contracts placed with
them before the situation became so
acute. The mills advise they are un
able to secure uspplies and materials
on contracts they have placed, and
even in many cases where consumers
receive quotations and wire accept
ance, they are often informed that
the stocks have all been sold.
Now, the fact is, there is tremen
dous demand for paper; a shortage of
materials, with high prices, and a wild
scramble to secure such materials as
are yet obtainable. Many dealers
will be out of paper unless some'
thing unforseen occurs and every in
dication is that prices will continue
to advance repidly and that paper
will egt scarcer until an actual fam
ine fxists and that many buyers will
be nuable to secure their necessary
The causes of this condition are:
1. Increased cost of all materials
used in making paper, some of which
Rags, 100 per cent increase.
Bleaches sulphited, formerly $40 per
ton, now $110.
Soda pulp, 30 to 60 per cent in
Alum, 800 to 400 increase.
Rosin, 40 per cent increase.
Wire screen, 25 to 35 per cent in
Felts, 50 per cent increase.
Bleaching powder, 100 per cent in
crease and none to be had.
Colors 500 to 2,500 per cent and up.
Satin white, 25 to 50 per cent in
Blanc fix, 100 to 150 per cent in
Cesien, 250 per cent increase.
Soda ash, 300 per cent increase.
Rags have advanced in price, both
on account of short supply and the
demand. Munition makers are using
tremendous quantities of cotton rags
to make -explosives. Formerly Amer
ican mills imported vast quantities
of rags, from Europe. . This is all
shut off. Russia uses linen almost as
universally as we do cotton and a
t i m i
large proportion oi our supply came
from there. None has been coming
in for months and stocks are exhaust
Chlorine (bleach) has advanced
from 1 l-4c per pound to about 15c
on acount of the stopping of the sup
ply from Europe and the. domestic
makers are busy with chlorine gas
2. Decreased supply.
Other paper ingredients are sim
ilarly affected by demand and supply.
Before thew ar Germany supplied a
large part of the paper for the world
except to the United States, and even
this country bought considerable pa
per and lots of pulp. Sweden and
Austria also sold lots of pulp, news
paper and wrapping these countries
making paper and pulp from Russian
Germany and Austria, of courso,
were shut out at once, but general
business was so paralyzed all over
the world that existing stocks of paper
lasted for months and the loss of the
German and Austrian supply was not
felt, while Sweden could continue to
supply her share. After about one
year, however, Swedish mills began ha, Nebraska, to spend a few days Mr. A. W. Thompson returned from
to run out of wood aso.n account of visit with his mother and after en- Denver today.
the conditions, they could not secure' joying a most pleasant time with home,
the usual amunt from Russia, so that folks, returned to Clayton by way of j Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eklund and fan
cut off the Swedish supply. (Denver. He was absent from home ily motored to Des Moinea, Sunday.
Then European mills, formerly de-'and business duties for about a month
pendent upon Germany and Sweden and comes back with a good, healthy j yr j jj jnkin, in company witk
for pulp, turned to Canada, taking all 'supply of energy. Mr. Johnson is Mrg Tom poyner and the Missel Sny
the surplus Canadian pulp which for- one of those fellows, of which Clay- der, motored to Dalhart on Wednesday
merly came to the United States, ton has not a few, that is always ' 0 week. '
This caused a f orther shortage. To readv to mit the best foot forward
this trouble was added the high prices i when it is for the good of Clayton
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dyes, of which Germany formerly sup-' of which he is manager is sure to
plied us with the greater part All, prosper under his direction,
these conditions making it increasing-
. Coffee Demonstration Big Success.
The coffee demonstration held
NOTICE OF CONTEST
Department of the Interior, U. 8.
Land Office, Clayton, New Mexlofc
February 17, 1916.
To Edmund L. Hall, of Box 52
m Austin, Texas, Contestee:
You are hereby notified that Wil
ly difficult for the paper makers to
3. Increased demand.
.TllRt nt the timp that nnnpr Wamo 1
-a tw rm trpmpn,., 5n J the Clayton Cash stote on Wednes-
crease in business, both here and in :day and lnursday seemed to be a ijam h. Shaw, who gives Harrington,
England and South America, creat-1 rousinS success. There are several New Mexico, as his postoffice address,
ing an enormous and unheard-of de- thing8 that might have been the at did on January 25th, 1916, file in thif
for paper. Stocks everywhere were traction- The first was tnat t was office his duly corroborated applic-
short and there came a tremendous lree- Jonnme' ln,nK 11 W88' wno tion-to contest ana secure tne canee
demand. Right on top of the shortage ' said that he took everything that was intion of your homestead entry, Se-
South America, Asia and Australia, lree ne l00K lnB munJP3' ucren pUx, ,al No. oy3&& maae uctoDer ist, ivv.
and even some of the European coun- Px m--" lor JNiJ 1-4 oí 1-4, aec. az, w i-m
tries, began to buy paper in America Qenuy naa 80meinl"e lo uo wl" of BW 1-4, w l-z oi xmw 1-4, se
and to offer big premiums over exist-jcoffee trade- 111611 there was the lady on 23, Township 24n., Range 28,
ing prices. I wno Bervea lne conee. A ar w. M. Meridian, ana as grounas io
The combined demand is for several ' could tel1 írom the few time that his contest he alleges that Edmunl
times as much paper as American we were in there about a11 the men in L. Hall, has wholly abandoned sail
mills can make and the available sup-i011 wer there for coffee- 1116,1 there claim for a period of over six month
ply of raw material is very short andiwas mana&er J- c- Caldwell. It was and said defaults continue down f
hit n nrirn. nn it ! tin nn1 nri : wu" Buiueuuug w uo uiuunu m.clb aale 01 COniesi amoavii,.
are jumping. There is no precedent i and hear him tolk' He reporto the You are, therefore, further notifie
for this present situation. Prices may
advance as much aa 100 per cent.
If conditions continue to grow
worse the newspapers will have to
increase their advertising rates
well as their subscription rates.
demonstration very gratifying to his that the said allegations will be takea
Morris Johnson Returns Home
as confessed, and your said entry wiB
be canceled without further right
Miss Hallie Exum entertained the be heard, either before this office or am
C'ilra Viva TTiin4i-od P.luh An Worlnpft- oMnol 4 irnn fail trt fta in tVvia nffifln
W 1 . m. 1. .... H
day aiternoon at tne nome oi ner sis- within twenty days alter tne
ter, Mrs. D. W. Priestley. FOURTH publication of this notice
as shown below, your answer, undflr
Attorney F. O. Blue returned Wed- oath, specifically responding to these
Inesday from a business and profes- allegations of contest, together witfr
Mr. Morris Johnson, one of the sional trip through the southern part due proof that you have served a copy
leading merchants of the city, and of the county, visiting Mosquero, Roy of your answer on the said contestant
manager of the Otto-Johnson Mer- and other points while awey. either in person or by registered malL
cantile Co., returned on Saturday from ' You should state in your answer the
an extended business and pleasure Mr. W. B. Warrenburg, of Seminole, name of the post office to which yom
trip to the east. He spent about two "Okla., is in the city for a few days desire future notices to be sent to yoe.
weeks at Hot Springs, Ark., enjoying looking the country over and in com- PAZ VALVERDE, Registe,
a much needed rest, and from there pany with B. F. Campbell, made the Date of 1st publication Feb. 24, 1911L
he went to Kansas City, St. Louis Citizen office a call. He is well im- Date of 2nd publication Mar. 2, 1911
and Chicago, in the interest of his pressed with the country and thinks Date of 3rd publication Mar. 9, 1918.
firm. From Chicago he went to Oma- of locating here. Date of 4th publication Mar. 16, 1918.
Beginning Feb. 28th, 1916
Our Mr. Tixier, just returned from the market where he purchased a new, and up-to-date line of merchandise. In order
to make room for our new summer stock we are going to Sell the items listed at a Big Reduction. -Remember, this is
for Two Weeks only, so make your Selection early. All goods are strictly first class in every particular.
Remember too, we are giving 10 per cent discount on our entire stock of merchandise, save the few items mentioned below.
Red Seal Cotton Filled Comforts
$3.00 value, sale price . . $2.25
Wool Nap Blankets, $4.00 value
sale price $2.63
Wool Nap Blankets, $3.50 value,
asle price $2.63
Wool Nap Blankets, $3.00 value,
sale price $2.25
Cotton Blankets $1.75 value, sale
Good, seasonable, snappy suits, latest weaves and
models. Strictly first class and up-to-date.
All $6.50 Suits, sale price $ 4.35
All $10.00 Suits, sale price 7.50
All 12.50 Suits, sale price 8.98
All $15.00 Suits, sale price 11.69
All $18.00 Suits, sale price 13.98
All $22.00 Suits, sale price 14.98
BOYS' and CHILDRENS' SUITS
I lot choice new suits for boys
and children 50 per cent Off
1 lot Boys' Overcoats, size 4 to 8,
$3 to $8, choice $1.98
1 lot Ladies Patent Leather, Bro
cade top, $3.00 value .$1.98
1 lot Boys' Red Goose School
Shoes, $3.00 value $2.10
10 PER CENT REDUCTION
ON ALL GOODS
Save Flour, Sugar, Tobacco, Po
tatoes and Mens' Overalls.
Mo Go Tixier
Clayton, N. M.
10 PER CENT REDUCTION
ON ALL GOODS
Save Flour, Sugar, Tobacco, Po
tatoes and Mens' Overalls.
FLEASE GIVE US A CALL WHETHER YOU BUY OR NOT. OUR TIME IS YOURS