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DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND THE UMUILD1NG OF THE COMMUNITY. Volume VIII Clayton, New Mexico, Saturday, January 23. 1915 No. 4 1PTQ I 1! 1 "JIMMY" DELIVERS THE GOODS Smith and Miera, Elected Pejin scuta Uves lrnwn Coun- . tij People, Kicked Out of House by Parti sa n Jíeni Mica n King OUTRAGE PULLED OFF BY CAUCUS Only Two Republicana in House of Sufficient Stamina to Take Stand for Honor and Pight Santa Ve, Jan. 20. By a vole of I house or placed in its hand for enn '27 to 20 the house tonight unseated "'deration and the house fi.iHll took .o i ills action upon the report of the i C. Smith and berapio Miera, ' ... "majority which was absolutely bare democrats, from I'nion county, and. . . , " , . ' of any reference to the vote for the ealed O.-.T. Toombs and Candelario j respective candidates, confirming it Vigil, republicans. Messrs. Calmer self entirely to unsupported alleya il Tavlnr. reD'iblicans. and Tharp. 1 tinns of fraud and irregularity by socialist, voted with the democrats. Judge Swan of Tucumcari and Mr Ryan of Grant county pointed nut l he glaring weaknesses of these Re publican cases. This action wás taken after the house by the sume vote of 28 to 20 had refused to permit the evidence in this contest to be read to the Not Ready for Peace Washington, Jan- 18 Talk of F.uropean peace brought about thro ugh mediation to be dominated by the American Government is revived in word from Denmark w here, it was iinnonred that the neutral nations - . v - have been invited by President Wil- on lo work for a speedy 'Rettleincnt j made up of the flagship San Die ..r the differences It is doubtful i V under Rear Admiral Thomas B. that the information is based upon j Howard, the cruisers Colorado and lecent negotiations : rattier, It is stated, the movement started in an informal way soon after war was de clared, is now gathering force, and that soon the neutrals will be in po sition to tender their good offices, It was but a few days after the coun tries went to war that President W'll mmi addressed to them a note expres sing hope that an end would s peedily be li oug'.t ul'iiul, and announcing that the United Stales wished to volunteer its service in assisting to restore peace. Courteous replies ame, but they bore the edict that the adjustment ecu!J only be accom plished by force of arms. Ambassadors from the United States last September inform-tlly Lid' before representatives of the I'.uro pean governments this country's desire lo employ its service in open ing negotiations, and while the ten der was accepted as having been made in the best of failh. expressions in reply Old not indicate that the belligerents were ready to avail them aelves of it. At that time Pres'dent Wilson is said to have observed little prospect of peace as reflected in the unofficial exchanges between the Ambassadors and" the representa tives of the governments of Germany, Great Britain, France and Russia. The suggestion for the unofficial feel out was raid to have been in spired from a German source, an nounceintni oi winch brought a ipiick reply froiti the German Gov ernment denying that it was suing for peace. That it wouli) embrace peace, however, was not denied. 1 y Col. I. M. Potter, proprietor of the famous F.scnndido Ranch on the Cimarron, spent several days in the city this week. lie reports every thing on the Ciiiiarron in a flourish ing condition. J election officials. The address of Judge Swan literal ly tore the Republican case to pieces and left it without a shadow of right or justice. Thus the first section ot llie majority caucus job of securing two-thirds majority in the house of tepresentatives has been accom plished. Warbhips at San Diego v San Diego, Cal. Jan 21. Prep arations for the Pacific fleet of the United States to welcome President Wilson ami the Atlantic fleet when the chief executive arid the great in ternational armada come through the Panama Cana) In M-ch, are going I rapidly forward The west coast fleet,' aouui uiikdm, nine lorpeuonoai ties trovers, and four submarines, will mobilise at this port to greet the war vessels from the Atlantic seaboard. At present the destroyers and the submarines are already stationed here, while the pruisers are On (wtrol duty off the Mexican coast. Compt sing the great fleet w hich wilt come through the Panama Ca nal, will be the fumous battleship Oregon, bearing President Wilson, the cruiser Olympia, which won fame at Manila, twenty one super dread naughts and battleships and a flotilla of destroyers from the American At lantic fleet, two armored cruisers from Argentina, two battleships from Brazil, and four cruisers from other South American countries. v The armada will atea in up the west coast to this port, where the first stop will be made. Including auxil iaries, there will be more than sixty warships at anchor in the bay here next March when the ships irm the Atlantic arrive. This will he the greatest fleet of war vessels ever as sembled in the Pacini" Ocean. A. B. Christerson. the SeJan post master, attended to buGiness in the city Tuesday. Keeping" in Good Condition Many people suffer from indiges tion and constipation and do not know it, A feeling of dullness and languidnrss, bitter taste in the mouth, headache, bilious fever most of those conditions when you "are not sjck, but don't feel right" can be traced to sluggish bowels and tor pid liver. Filey Cathartic Tablet cleanse the system, arouse the liver, banish indigestion and make you "feel good all over" light, ener getic anil amhitous. Sold by City Drug Store. Resolu'ions by Catholic Church 4 Whereas, a mission was held at Cla ton through the efforts of our worthv Parish Priest, Rev. Father Michael Dinnarekt. The preaching was done in the Spanish language by Father Bueno of Trinidad, Colorado,' who through his rare tad and ability attracted the attention of all who were within the sound ot his ringing and eloquent .voice ; and we, the un dersigned, as a committee, have prepared the following resolutions: Therefore, iiiRiiin d by the learnd preacher and the Christian faith shown, and his tremendous warnings! to his flock to do good and shun evil ; and great was the comfort to those who are faithful to their Creator. He made in his eloquent sermons so complete anil convincing showing of the last judgment, that not a single person of all thoe present, even the most indifferent, could say any thing but Amen. vThe effect is shown unequivocally in the fact that at the beginning of the series of ser mons but 18i were present the first night, while 273 were present and witnessed the closing service. There were over 800 conversions, and per sons who for thirty and forty years had strayed from any leligious prac tice, came to the fold of the Church."' Twenty five children of both sex, made their first communion. There fore be it Resolved, that on acco-int of the truthfulness of these gallant soldiers of the ( atholic faith.' we the Catholic people oCClav ton.' ,Jjerly express our appreciation and gratitude for the benefits derived through the words and works of the successful missionary. Rev. Father Bueno. Be it furiher ' Resolved, that we give our hearty commendation to our active and well loved Parish. Priet, Rev. Father Du marest, lur'his untirir.g efforts in our behalf, and to provide us with the most important of our business in life. Submitted: Fulgtncio C. de Baca. M. 1 1. I ixier. Luciano Castillo. Manuel Martinez. Committee on Ktsolutious. 1 Wanted One hundred relinquishments in Union county- See Juo. B. Sim mons, 'Clayton, N. M. A Surprise Party The Eastern Star gave their sis ter member, Mrs. Nel'ie Ilosfcld, i surprise Friday aftirnoon I y sr,-nS to her home to show their respect and esteem before she leave to make her home in Denver. The afternoon was quickly and pleasantly passed with games and conversation, which was closed by the serving of a deliciou two course luncheon. Mrs. Ilosfeld was presented with an Eastern Star spoon as a souvenir of her work in the Chapter here. Prof. Hosfeld favored the ladies with some beautiful selections on the violin. Those present were: Mesdames Asmussen, Haydon, Dyche, Gray, Paddock, Suthers, Barnhart, Win chester, Moore, Turpin, Kilburn, Olbeter, Easterwood and Small. We want to buy a car or two of recleaned beans. ;?oe us Otto-Johnson Mercantile Co. V ELY ON TÍ1E LEGISLATIVE CONTEST ' llcpilbUcUlb State Chairman Pri-tests Jl 'gainst Dis honesty and Thieving to be, all EXTRACTS FROM INTERVIEW Says Title to Office is as Sacred as Title to Projterty and Should be Pespected. "I certainly am willing to talk about the contests before the house of representatives. I am always willing to talk about any matter, particularly a political matter of this kind, in which the people are directly interested. A right to a seat in the house of representatives of this stale is just as much a property right as is right to any other office, or a man's title to his laud, and when this right is questioned, both the contestant ' nttl the contestee are absolutely en titled toa fair trial of their claims. A mail who is. not elected toanoffVe is not entitled to hold it ; that goes without iaiing, and the question of his political affiliations, or of his racial origin are equally immaterial. My protest isn't so much against the filing of contests in tact, it isn t at all against the filing of contests but It is agaiiist the proposal to jam 'em through the legislature without a hearing and for no other purpose than to secure a two-thirds majority in the lower house. " 'A.pjestloil of election and privi leges cannot be decided fairly in a party caucus, where a mere majority of the majority assumes to control the action of the whole hod v. The testimony should be gathered by a cot inittee of the legislature and it hould besubmitted for the considera tion f the whole hous, and every man in the house should he expected to vote in the decision of the contest according to his best judgement, and in perfect good conscience. It should be conducted just as laiiiv. and as honestly as a tria! by jery and the inriuliers ofthe house, Republicans and Democrats alike, who are sup iincpd to We selected froiu among the very best men of their several coun ties, ought to constitute a jury vastly above the average in intelligence, in judgment and in fair dealing. If that spirit chaiacterizes our Republican majority, I venture to any that thry will be met fully had way liy the members on the minority side and the people of our state w ill hereafter lie assured that a contestant for a seat in either branch of our legisla ture will le aiven a square deal, re gardless of the partisan control of either house. WILL STICK TO IDKALS ' "When I advance this argument I am told that I'm a theorist and im practicable; that I don't understand conditions and am to honest to be in politics and deal with Democrats; that my ideals are ton high. It is true that I have my ideals and t am going to retain them. If I can't re tain them and remain in politics, then I'll have to get out of politics. If a man can't be square and honest in the business of gorerru.ert, then he should retain his integrity and let the government go to grass Things have arrived at a pretty pass in our state and in our country if men who come to the legislature of our state must leave their ideals ami their sense of fair dealing at home. However, the last campaign was conducted oil these ideals and along these lines. Methods, but seems Alone. It was just as clean a campaign as as we knew how to make it fought squarely on issues and without any resort to questionable methods. The bugaboo of the governor's veto is a myth. Our government is a government of checks and balances. It's a wholesome thing to haie the possible radical action of one party curbed in a measure by 1 the presence of another. I am perfectly satisfied in my ow n mind that any reasonable legislation which we may pass will receive the approval of the governoi. I am also satisfied in my own mind that this feverish desire to secure a two thirds majority of both houses is prompted by anything but motives of the purest patriotism on the part of the irresponsible lobby who are urg ing it. The people can't reach the lobby. But the people can reach the responsible mcmheis ot the house w ho are now being urged to take the first step in a course which I feel to be filled with peril. AGAINST ''jAMMINfl' "No state-ever more sorely needed the earnest and patriotic service of its legislators than we do this year, and I am against jamming contests through the legislature without an open hearing in the house which shall be equally fair to contestants and contestee. 'PROSTITUTION" OK I'OWEH "I am a Republican through and through, aud I haven't the slightest faith in democratic doctrines as ap plied either to the government of our country or our state. But I cannot Conceive ('f any necessity coiiliouliiig our party which would justify it in prostituting its power. This legisla ture was elected for the purHbe of forming and shaping -a state. It ia my sincere hope that twj things more than anything else will result from its effort. First, that the best men in the state will lend themselves to its con tinued service; and, second, that the men who serve the state will give it the very best that is in them. There is no surer way to make political service contemptible in the eyes of the people than for a great party to degrade itself bv pursuing question able ends bv still more questionable mrans." Methodist Notes for Sunday, January 3-Hll 10:00 a. m Sunday School. 1100 a. m., Morning worship subject of Pastor's Sermon : "What is man that Tbnu art mindful of him?" 7:00 p. m. Young People's Meet ing. Leader: Mr. D. A. Paddock. 7:45 p.m. Kvening Worship. Subject of Sermon: "Stand up, Stand up for Jesus.'' Midweek service for bible-study on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Ray Spoils Duni, Minister. C. Otto left Sunday for Denver and Kansas City. He will go east from there probably as far as New York and Boston.