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Tt A T 1.1 fe V V w DEVOTED TO 7VA. INTERESTS OF GOOD LTlZENStifP AND THE UPBUILDING OF THE COMhfUNlTY. ;5 f o!um VIII Clayton, New Mexico, Saturday, January 16. 1915 No. 3 THU CLAYTON 1 V ''-V M'Donald Favors Tax Com mission Sunt Fe. N. M . Ian. 13 -Governor W. C. MrDoniild's message totbe.N'ew Mexico tule legislature, which was rend at a joint! session of I he house and . senate this morning, s listened to with the closest at tention and was liberally applauded by ReDublican and Democratic mem bers alike and by the Wife crowd which taxed the capacity of the in. use of representatives. Following the reading both houses adjourned until 10 o'clock Thursday morning. The recommendation for the sub mission of costitutional amendment providing for the initiative and re terendum "on a fir basis" came as something of surprise, since the go vernor has hitherto been regarded as something of a conservative and op posed to the more radical innovations in the sysl-in of lawmaking. The message deals with almost every' sub ject from county salaries to a propo sition toj require the saloous to close in all places bavin a a imputation of less than 500. T he message rec ommends a large amount of iew leg isla t ion. Wider powers tor the corporation commission, the establishment of a board of immigration, closer super vision of state educational and penal institutions, revision of thev statutes, stricter ' enforcement of thcr. liquor law's, a higher rate of interest for public funds, improvement of high ways, the enactment of workman's compensation act and-tha e-rewtioo of a state tax commission are among the recomenda'ions to the legislature! contained in the message.' The luiestion of standardizing salaries of county officer and matters pertaining ' to property assessment and taxation are discussed at length. Economy ' iind efficiency iii state governmen is stronclv urired in ihe openinir statements, which are devoted to . i summary- of the present condition of the state. financial Governor McDonald points to the" j mtUr f count' tñeerf' rapid t tfrowth of public schools of : are discussed at length. The New Mexico and urges such legisla- .governor in his mess.ge defends the .. i. n,M in cim.il,i.n ...j ' work of the office of the traveling extend the system. He reiterates 'his suggestion in a former message that board of regents be created to. loe onclusion 1 the message "rges supervise and control all state educa- that'all personal and factionl inter tional instUutions. Close inspections 1 est should be made subservient to of the state penitentiary, a brtter ' the common welfare." a4rtrin artkunl 4VF 1 1 1 1 V tsjtttl ain i tl UK. I " ' ..... ' ., .ilk 'rim riuinn iii uifiiuci;ii.'ii mvic ., an increased appropriation for the stale H-iyluiu ior the insane the establish ment of an institution for delinquent girls and also the' care of defecV t ve and feeble-minded is urged. State .nstitutions, other than education, ie governor believes, should like wise be placed under the manage ment 6f the board. Upon the matter of state banks the governor urges the enactment of it bill ''providing safety and security lor both investors and depositors." The enactment of a law requiring that any public improvoients ex ceeding ..Í30Q in value be made by contract to the lowest bidder is re commended. Discussing election matters, the uovernor advocates the adoption of a modified form of the Australian bal lot system. - Referring to the initia tive and referendum, the recall and direct primaries, the,, message savs "These measures depend for their s H'cessful issue upon the intelligence il.cs wisdom, the sincerity of those SO THE LEGISLATURE MAY KNOW .. i ' A news item in the Albuquerque Journal of the 15th inst., speaks of tV.e contests from Union county in the following language: ' "These contests are based upon the charge that the county commissioners of Union county, three days before the election, ordered the polling places in republican precincts moved from three to thirty miles from their former location, and that in the largest re- ' publican precinct no ballots or ballot boxes had been provided." The above charges are .absolutely false and absurd as the evidence in the case amply prove. No voting place was moved thirty miles, or half of thirty miles, what changes were made, in each case, -were made at the instance of voters of the precincts and in conformity with their wishes, and also with the knowledge and consent of the chairman of the county republican committee. The meeting at which the changes were made was held on the 23rd day of October, 1914, twelve days before the date of the election, and the proceedings ordering the changes were published in this newspaper in its issues of October 24th and 31st Judge Toombs knows that and Candelario Vigil knows it, and what is more the people of the county know it, and are not going to forget it. The silly and wholly untruthful statement about "the largest republican precin ct," is nothing tut hot air. If the committee on privileges and elections will consult the New Mexico Blue Book. 1913, they will find that in Malpias. the precinct in question, at the election held November 5, 1912. H- B Fergutson tecewd 11 votes and Nathan Jaffa H votes; that the democratic presidential electors received respectively 12, U and 10 votes, and that the republican electors received respectively 10. 11 and 10 votes Judge Toombs with all his ego and "jimmy" cannot deny these facts. Undoubtelly the legislature will take cognizance of these facts and refuse to outrage and disfranchise the electorate of Union county in order to satisfy the ambition of the man with the "jimmy." who would exercise these government j powers and privileges in behalf of,' themselves. Modification ol the present constitutional provison for referendum and provision for the initiative "on a fair bisis" is sug-' ' I gested. Direct primaries are urired as a hieans of doing awav with ob-1 This statement was wade todav by the peace over J R. Djjche by a jectionable convention methods " j Emit Franqui a prominent Belgian majority of six vot. King ioiu reeciv The governor also urges modifica (banker, who is on a brief visit to Lon- ing 177 votes to 171 cast for Dye-he Hon of the "present objectionable don in connection with relief work If Toombs was in Dvi he's position libel law," in a manner requiring in Belgium. In the organization of he would probably contest the elec that all proseeut'on for libel be which he plaved a conspicuous part. ' tion, but Mr.-D) che is a different initiated in the district in which the It was not realised generally, M. kind of man. Lfn Cash the vie alleged libul originates. ( l Franqui said, that there still were . tor in the Constable eoniest, reeeiv- . On industrial legislation, themes- 7.0O0.000 person . in .Belgium who ing 232 votes to 115 cast for T. J. sage says : I believe the time has l'"me wnen me siaie snoum provine I .1 . . I ll I legislation for such compensation for industrial accidents as may be consi dered just' to both labor and capital, employer and employe. In this way alone can the unfortunate labor- t : ér and sometimes equally untor- .Tt'inate employer be protected from the parasite who speculates on the 'misfortunes of the others. I (Questions of taxation and revenue auditor concerning which there has been much criticism. r Returning to Work Wheeling. W. Va., Jan. II. Many thousands of men went' to work this morning, a dozen fig mills and factories resuming operations. Employment for 10,000 more men is assured with the announcement that other large plants are ready to reapen within the next two weeks. Among the places resuming work today were the La Belle Mill, the Laughlin Mill at Martin's Ferry, and both American Sheet and Tin Plate Company plants, employing 8,000 men At the Pollack Stogie Plant 200 returned to work, with 400 more to go on on Thursday. . The Wheeling Stamping Company toi.k back 500. The mills of the Morgantnwn Branch of the American Sheet and Tin Plate Company re oper.ed employment to 400. Other plants hired 1 ,000 men. The Mission for the Sanish Speak ing people is going on at the Catho lic Church. The attendance is in- creasing at each exercise. "At Mercy of Thi World " London, Jan.. II. "The civil rmv we have to feed Is irreater than , the British and French armies coin- . bitied. Yet we can scrape through on about $0,250, 00 worth of food a month. " emu-eiy epenueni inr ioou . on the American relief commission. ' "in all the history of the world," M. Franqui continued, "there is no precedent for a community of ' seven million souls being faced with star vation and denied bv the belligerenst every possmie means ot sen preserva; i ij" tion- "We indeed are the Isbmael "f Europe You in England say you can not trade with your enemy. You say vou can not open the port of Ant werp, our door of relief, because il would he of advantage to Germany. You say you can not send us mon ey because it' might reach your enemy. Thus the Germans, the French and the British have á ring of steel around our territory through which nnm, m.v enter and none may denart without the pe-mission of the bellig erents. "The Germans say, .'If England! likes to allow trade with Antwerp ynuf industries will revive. If she does not well, we are sorry, but we suppose you most take the conse quences. See The llague conven tion." While the billigerents argued, M. Franqui added, 7.000,000 persons were confronted with actual starva tion, but with the formation of the American relief commission obstarles in the way of ministering to the wants of the Belgians were overcome and shipments of food were permitted to enter Belgium by way of Rotteidam. This relief could- not have been given, he added, except under the auspices of the neutral commission. 'We are proud ofourlhirfty race,' M. Franqui said, in conclusion, but we are now at the mercy of the world. If mercy Is- not accorded us shall no longer exist. " ' we Wanted r n . h,inJ..il rclin r, t, i. li mun in Union county. See Jno. B. Sim- mons, Clayton, N. M. . The J. P. Election j The Justice of the Peace and Con- stable election last Monday whs a quiet affair and passed off with the best of feeMng prevailing between the candidates and workers. L. W; Kingdon was re-elected Justice of irr umiey, a Tnajwity w-fwo -rr" on and two over Methodist Notes for Sundav, January 1 7th 10:00 a. m. Sundav School. 11.00 m. , Worship and Sermon by the pHgtor gu,je,.t "The Valúe of 'Environment " 3:00 p. m. Preach- ),, Service at Apache Valley School Houge- 7 :00 p. m. Young Peoples' Meeting, subject Musca the Leader of Israel. 7:45 p. m. bvening Worship, subject, of Sermon: "Oh Love that will not let me go!" Ray Spoils Dura, Minister. Baptist Services i f"T Sunday, January 17, 1915 O AS a. m. Sunday Sci.ool. I 1 0 a m. Morning worship, Sub Jei t. Sermon, "in the Image of I God." 0:45 p. m. Young People's Union. V : 45 p. m. Worship. Sermon sub ject,. Ihe Conflict of the Ages. All are cordially welcome. J. Q. Herrín, PaBtor. Advertised Letters Following letters 'remain uncalled for in the Clvyton Postoffice January 18th, 1915: Rev W, M. Hooker.(2) A. B.Soward." W. D. Haynes. Emma Newman. Joe Christoph. Mrs. Mary Miller. Mrs. May Smith, W, J. Montgomery. Mrs. Jamen Summer. , These letters, if uncalled for, will be sent to the Division of Dead Let ters on Jan. Sflth.1 1915. Susie S. Pace, , Postmaster, We want to buy a ,car or two vl recieuueu ueuu. ctrc u- Otto-Johnson Mercantile Co. Teachers Meeting at Amistad A most interesting teachers nieet--ing was held in Amistad last Friday and Saturday. The whole popula tion of Amistad and vicinity tiirned out. The ladies prepared thicken and turkey for the various times that the inner man needed such things. Two hundred were at the banquet Saturday night. The principal fea ture of the meetings was the talk made each time by Dr Roberts. His lectures were inspiring. VRev. Smith was every where helping to make : every one happy. He also made some compelling talks, County Supt. Errett prended, an 1 his report of the state association was excellent, v -The principal thing we wish to notice concerning this meeting was the fact that every firmer, every , preacher, and thee are twenty in Amistad and vicinity, every mer chant, every housekeeper was there, z' And all took a prominent part, not by talking, at least by being good listeners. Their attitude showed hat their hearts were in the work. J Several teachers traveled ever one hundred miles to attend the meeting and some went nearly two hundred miles. On' Monday Dr. Roberts, who by the wav, is president of our normal University, made an txee1.- ler.t address to the pupils of the . Clavton Schools. Later, he left with Mr. Errett for Des Moines and Folsom. He will return home at In; end of the week, going by way of Raton. 4 Ooe feature of our meeting at Amistad was a resolution memorial izing the legislature to make it pos ble for air-rVáí : schools to have seven months of school annually. There will be no more teachers' meetings in Union Counv until the close of the normal J VV. Thompson, Supt. y ' Woodmen and R. N. A. Install Thursday evening the Modern''' Woodmen of Anr, erica, and the Royal Neighbors, held a joint installation t the lodge rooms in the Charlton building. Both installation ceremo nies were performed with credit, but frauknesg compels us to give the ladies the larger meed of praise. Alter the installation Mrs. T. A. Gray and Mrs. Nettie Hannaman rendered readings which were great ly appreciated by those present; but the greatest treat of the evening was the oyster supper. . The R.. N. A. officers for the new term are as follows: Oracle, Lillie Gray. Past Oracle, Ollie RatclitT. Vice Oracle, Evelyn Barwise. Chancellor, Hattie Turpin. Marshal, Grace Kilburn. - Recorder, May Johnson. Receiver, Lizzie Suthers. I'liner Sentinel, Lillie Carson. Outer Sentinel, Mrs. Utteiback. Manager, Mary Hardin. Physician, S. M. Edmondson. The Woodmen oflicers for the new term are as follows : Consul, T. J. Brooks. Adviser, Page Wagner, Banker. T. J. Crumley. Clerk, Ira L. Pennington. Escort, A, VV. Tanner. Watchman, Mr. Kuppe, "Outer Guard, Walter Johnson. Manager, J. H. Kilburn. y . Automobile for Sale Ilutlson ' 1912 model, first class condition, uew top. newly painted. A bargain for cash, or exchange for livestock. H. C. Abbott, Mount Dora, N. M. '