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1 1 IE y ' r-v ex MEWS DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND THE UPBUILDING OF THE COMMUNITY. Volume VIII Clayton, New Mexico, Saturday, January 2. 1915 Fe, I I 11"-' VP Y Sudan Grass For thirty-five year the farmers on the dry lands of the Southwest have been looking for a plant that could be depended on every year, dry or wet, for matting Rood hay. They found it in Sudan grasa that has txen grown fin the dry landi in the Panhandle of Texas lor six years. In the dries jearr it ha yielded a tun of bay per ai re and in Rood .tears four cuttings of hay in a single season, oue ton an acre at each cut ting. On the dry lands of Co!nrado nfid New Mtxico it has given good yields up to altitudes of 5,500 feet. It western Oklahoma and western Kansas the returns have been as tali-factory as in Texas. Sudan grass should he planted in owe thirty to thirty-six inches apart, dropping single setds six to eight inche apart in the row. It should he given shallow cultivation until it sha des the ground. 1 he largest yields trie the season are secured when each crep is cut as soon as the plants come in bloom. In the Texas Panhandle, his jear, the second crop Was ready' to cut thirty-five days after the first crop was harvested- The best quality f hay is secured V.y . cutting the plants while they are in full bloom. It may be cut with a mower or scythe and cured in large corks or cut with again binder ami the bun lies cured in shocks like wheat. The serious drawback to the gen eral planting of Sudan. grass in 1915 is the high price of seed. Last spring seed cost li a pound; this tail ii is being .flereil for- $1 iiouiid. In 1910 it will probably sell as low as millet seed. ( here were 12,000 to 15,000 acres of Sudan grass grown in the Niuth west, in 1914. Practically all of it was grown lor seed, the yield of seed varied Irom 300 to 1,000 pounds an acre. Sufficient seed was probably grown in 19)4 to seed between ' three and tour million acres ' There is conside rable seed in Colorado; Kansas pro duced all the seed her farmers need tor next sp. fim planting. Oklahuiua will probably have nearly enough home grown seed to supply her needs and llit i e it a laige surplus in Texas. . 1'here" is one" danger in buying -Sudan grass seed. 'It müy. be mixed with that pest of the South, Johnson gtats. Pure Johnson grass seed may be furnished when that of Sudan grass is ordered. Experts can not tell the seeds apart The only safe way is to buy Sudan glass seed grown in those districts so far ' nor'h that they have no Johnson grass or buy from honest Southern growers who will guarantee that it' contains nn Johnson grass and whore guarao tee is safe. t Squirming "ihe fact" says the official organ of the republican machine, "that every man who ft els he has been wronged bss a rigbt'to go before the legal tribunal for hearing bas no bearing on the judgment of a biased press and an antagonistic politician. He ia condemned before he has a bearing. This slightly cryptic statement ap pears in an editorial . defending the enurt to throw loor members out o the legislature in order to secure a two-tbirds majority to Carry out the scbrires of the republican rin. Fr official organ of the crowd wbicjb is attempting an outrage upon the sactitv of the ballot to talk almut "a biased press" is oce ,of the bu a ir,orous things which help to lighten the (ooibreness of the situation- As to the- 'condemnation" of the contestants, this must be a bit of rare irony. The death warrant of the cnntestees, elected by vote of the people to sit in the state lawmaking body, was signed, seeled and filed just as soon as the returns were in. No man of any common sense imagines for an instant that the filing of the exact number of contests ne cessary to make the two-thirds ma jority was anything but the first step in the scheme of the republican ma chine to defy the expressed will of the people The leaders ho on the dav alter election were piously re commending that such disputes "be left to the courts" are the ones who are now insolently pointing to the fact that' the legislature is ilie judge of the qualifications of its own members. That even the sponsors forthecon- trmplated outrage however are une asy is indicated by such squirming ed itorials as are appearing in the official bulletin of the machine. We may state that their uneasiness is well founded; and that the men who clothed in a little brief authority, ignore and tranle nn the riyhts of the peop'e who eleeted tbem sooner on later pay the penalty. These con testants will be sealed and the duly elected men will be thrown out just as Abetino Homero was. For the official instrument or the leaders to stall around and bluff about it Is a waste of time. Santa Fe New Mexico, All Settled It is apparent," says the Senator II B. Holt paper at Las Cruces, "that gross irregularities have bee committed," or words to that effect, in the election of the four members of the legislature which are tobe ejected to make room for the two thirds republican majority. Senator Holt's official mouthpiece goes on to let it be known that these four men are to be ' kicked out," as "a two tbirds majority is essential." The various and sundry G O. P. instruments should hold an official coulerence and sort ot get together. 'The State W reck er, the local ma chine incubus, hat been piously re questing the dear public to susehd judgment and has inveighed against condemning anyone before a hearing is had. On ths other hand Srnator Holt's official bsino has arraigned, tried, convicted alio" sentenced the dulv elected obstacles to' republican control on the ground that a two thirds majority is .essential. Before any hearing has been held it tells rs that "it is apparent'' that gross ir regularities'..' have been . conimited. - i It nuit he so, tor the bunch needs the two thirds majority. Nothing further ia needed to demonstrate, prove and absolutely eini b the fact that the whole job is a ' frame-up which no intelligent observer bas doubted for a minute since the Hon orable Modesto Ortiz, Senatoi Holt's distinguished republican contempo rary in Bernalillo county, fired the opening gun.' Santa Fe New Mex- ... kan. Notice Democratic Primary There will be a meeting of the Democrats of Precinct No. 1 at the courthouse in Clayton, N. M.'.on Thursday evening, January 7th 1915, for the purpose of nomiuating candidates for the offices of Justice of the Peace and Constable of said precinct.' All Democrats are urged to be present. Hi gh J. Coli.ims, Precinct Chairman. 'Uncle Charley" v -. . One of the most enjoyable house parties ever known in the country was given during the Christmas hnli days by "Uncle Charlie" Bushnell at his home at Reenham. Those who enjoyed "I'ncle Charley's" hospitality were Mrs. M. A. Wilburg, Mrs. Pat Val-erde Misses Rose Bushnell, Lucia Gonxales, and May Lauiphier; Messrs. Harrv Wilburg, Pax VaheHe, John L. Simmons, Len W. Slack, OttoAIenger, Valen tin Miera. The guerts say there was something doing every minute. When they arrived Wednesday evening before Christmas a quail sup per was awaiting them. Christinas F.ve the young people gave a concert Christmas day ihV big turkey dinner, followed by a real English plum pudding, the kind only "Uncle Charley" can make; in the evening a beautiful Christmas tree loaded with gifts was the main event, fol lowed by an impromptu dance; Sat urday morning a quail hunt, and a very interesting and unusual badger fight in the afternoon. Sunday was a quiet day, but some of the guests enjoyed a burro ride - Monday mor ning the gusts departed for their homes in Clayton, declearing "Uncle Charley" the most entertaining host in the West. Baptist Services for Sunday, January 3, 1915. ' 9:45 a. m Sunday School.' I I :00 a in. Morning worship Sermon, In Memory of Me." m Young People's Union tl -AH v Devotional meeting With Jesus in the Wilderness. r 7:45 p. m. Evening worship, ser mon' by the pastor. Prayer meeting on Wednesday evening at 7 :30 o'clock. All are cordially welcome. J. Q Herrín, Pastor. The Mohammedan World The present European war found the Mohammedan world with a po pulation estiii.ti.d at 201,000,000, of whom 90,500,000 were nndei British, .35,000,000 under Russian and French rule, and 4 1, 500,000 un der other western governments chief ly the Dutch. Of the . remaining 34,000,000,811001 18,000 000 were subjects of the Ottoman empire. A recent writer saves: . Great Britain and her allies ule over a preponder ant majority of the world'a Moslems (126,000,000 out of 201,000,000) The leaders of the great mass have loyally espoused Ihe cause of their weatrii -rulers) hundreds of thou sands of Moslems are fighting in the ranks of the allied armies, and so far it seems likely that the mass of these populations will follow, actively or passively, the lead that has been given. . On the whole they have been well treated. They experience greater justice and better . protection than under former governors ;their material prosperity has Increased; they enjoy full religious freedom ; and they stand to lose rather than to gain by a change of wesf rn rulers. Give the Boy a Chance The world's record for corn raising belons to Walter, L. Deenson, an AUbama boy, y in his early teens. Ijbl year th ' J0y rained Ml bu- shels of corn single acre of Uud, which is the j yleioj per acre Xmas With Lsh ( I it ever record cord was ma remark&lile re ordinary boy and nn ordinary land. He became interested in corn laising and studied into the matter of the kind and proper use of fertilizer and good cultivation. As a result of putting his know- tedge to pratical use. he has raised ' 23 bushels of corn on one acre of land, thereby winning the champion ship of the world. What Walter L. Deenson has done serves to show what a common everyday out-and-out Ik y can do if he it given the chance. There are thousands of am- ' be federal reserve act shall be bilious hos on the rich farms oí this ; limited to an amount not in excess state who never know what it is to f one-third its time deposits at the be encouraged to take an interest in iimr of niaing the loan, and not in agriculture or stockraising. If these excess of one-third of its average boys were given a small plot of '"e deposits during the preceding ground and some seed corn for ex-' calendar year, provided however, ample to plant and cultivate, a cir-!'""1 if one-third of such time depos cus would not be able to turn their MS o( t,,e d"e o( making the thoughts very far awy from the l. "r one third of tbe'v average "enchanted spot" where a wonder- deposits for the preceding ca ful harvest will be theirs to reap. A . Ienlr year, shall have amuunt.-d to boy may not be able to raise 832 I'4 han one-fourth of the capital bushels of corn on an acre of his and surplus of the bank as of tur father's land, but he can do well d'' of he '"", hpn. '' event enough to make his tflorts wrth ll,e bank shall have authority to while. What bov is this county is n,,,ke ,0"n uuon 'eal estate under going after that world'a champion- he terms of the act to the extent ship record next year? Fifty-Second Wedding Anni versary Chriitmat day, the fifty-second anniversary of their wedding, Mr and Mrs. S P. Edmondsnn enterta- ined twenty eight of their decend- j lion with President Wilson today and ants constituting the "Edmodsoii lid turn he expected the administra Tribe" of Union couty. If all the tion program would be finished with children and grand-children of the out an extra session of congress, fine old couple hail been present tlie The speaker told the President the total would have been fifty -three, one rufe'scoinmittee' pta'm'iedV bring in more than one a year for the period , a special rule for consideration ol the of their married life. Many felici- proposed amendment for woman suf tations were receive upon the happy I f rage on January 12 and he expected event, and The Newt adds its wish that they will live to enjoy many more anniversaries, and io see the "Tribe ' still further increase'. Coroner's Verdict Monday, December 28th, a coro ner's jury composed of the follow, ing gentlemen: W, A. Henderson, G. S. Yates, Toirt Wolfnrd, J. B. Kerlin, Antonio S Garcia, W. C. Barnhart,. wat empaneled and afer ' listening to the evidence rendered the following verdicts In the Wilson and Brown murder and suicide cases In the case of the death of George Wilson : Verdict that George Wilson came to his death at, the result, of pistol thot wounds inflicted by Rov W' Brown, ' In the case of the death of Roy W. Brown: Verdict that Roy W. Brown came to bis death as the re- su't of gun shot wounds inflicted by himself. Mr. aiid Mrs. Hugo Lowenstein of Nara Visa, spent several dayt In the ciy this ' week visiting relatives, Tbey left for borne Friday accom panied by Messrs. Morris and Simon Herxstein. T. J. Brooks and Mrs. Brooks re turned Friday from Shattuck, Okla homa, where they spent the holi days with friends and relativen. New Mill Dr. Charlton and S. O. . Penick have been busy this week erecting a building near tbe light plant in which they will install grain milling nmcbincry. The machinery is already on the ground, and the mill soon be ready for business. This is a needed improvement and will prove of un told benefit to farmers and ranchmen in thi section. Real Estate Loans Washington, Dec. 30. Comptroll er of the Currency Williams tonight notified national banks that the fed- eral reserve board had drawn a rrg. "'ation interpreting the provision in the act governing loans by them on real estate. The regulation follows: The maximum amount of loans which a national bank may make on real estate under the terms of Section of one fourth of the banks capital and surplus as of the date of making the loan." Speaker's Program W'mhington, Dec. 30. Speaker :CUrk discussed the legislative situa- a vote the same day. Speaker Clark said he had not dis cussed with the President the recent published reports that lie wopld be . a candidate for the presidency ' in 1 9 1 6. He declared he was not a candidate. Methodist Notes For Sunday, December 27lb. 10 a. m. Sunday school. II a. m . Mrtrjnr Worship and sermon by ihe p,,8Iort subject: "God in Christ." Mr. Hosfeld will play at thu iervice. 3:00 p. iu. Preaching Service at- Apache Valley School House by the Pastor. 7 :00 p. m. Young People's Meeting. Subject; "A Christian Attitude Toward the New Year." Leader, Chas. Tanner. 7:45 p. m. Evening Worship. Sub ject of Sermou: "Selah.'' Child ren's Choir at this service. Ray Spottt Dum, Minister. lnst One plain gold band ring.i. Wat lost December 20tb at corner of Hilgers tc Barnhart store. Has "H to D" engraved inside. Finder please return to this office and receive re ward. Announcement I announce myself as a candidate, for Justice of the Peace in Precinct No. I, and will appreciate tbe tup port of the voters. (Adv.) L. W. King loiu Announcement I announce myself as a candidate for Constable of Precinct Ku, , and will appreciate the voi port of all voters. (Adv.) T. J. Crumley A. fVuiley-of tbe Ciumrrc'' I ' in the city Wci'ue' " ' looking af'.er b ' I country, and Thu" V; t" ( ) 'l-t T I I 4'