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ON NEW 1 1" i DEVOTEl TO THE INTERESTS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND THE UPBUILDING OF THE COMMUNITY. Clayton, New Mczict, Saturday, February 6. 191 S Ns. f " Speech Smith Didn't Make Juit before the vote wat taktn in fti house of representatives n the. resolution declaring Smith and Miera, i 'ie Democrat of Union ceunty, to i t no longer member of the bouie, lldseting, in their placea, Tootnba Mid Vigil, Repreientative Smith -ked Speaker Romero to grant him t-n minutes for a "farewell" addrett. Judge Mann, Republican house lead- r, immediately objected on the i'iound that Mr. Smith wat no long- r a house member, and Speaker I!oroero sustained the objection. Mr. ""ÍTnUh sat down. The address that Mr. Smith at 'j t-mpted to deliver in the house he j I md previously prepared. In part, i t follows: J "Mr. Speaker and members of tbe I Srcond legislative assembly of the S iale of New Mexico: j Only few- days ago we stood - l-efore this speaker's desk and took tbe oath of office. While standing litre in a body we raised our hands toward the hesrens, and bowing ; our beads, did solemnly swear to i protect the . constitution of the ' United States, and to uphold the 1 rights and principles of the eonstitu- turn of the great state of New I Mexico. I "To you, who bave so faithfully performed your duty, I extend my j ' heartfelt thank. 1 assure each and every one. of you, that I appreciate j nur efforts in my behalf, and to mvc the state from dirgracc. I fail ta j bud word to express my gratitude in I his matter. I commend vou to tbe ' people of this state, and assure 'peo ple at home that they have a right to feel proud of you. I shall hare a wariu and tender feeling in my heart tor these, my friends, in this legisla tive body. ''We have met, and the time has orne when we must part, though tins short acquianlaiice has been of no smnll interest tome, and when ever I meet ou in the most remote part ot this co-jntry, I will grasp jour hands ni? hall need no further evidence of your honesty and integrity than the stand you have taken here today. But. tt you. who in so short a twi.e have forgotten your oath of (fice, who place your party prejudice above everything else, 1 bave only mule nipt mingled with sympathy contempt for the man who apparently lias no regard for his oath of office sympathy for the people who have made the mistake lo trust tbe affairs of state with you! Svmapathy for this great body of people composing! this grekt state of Ac Mexico who are looking forward to this legislature to grind out laws which we as patriotic eitisens will have to. obey S) mpathy for the masses of people depending upon a body of men who do not know right from wrong, or rise are so blinded by their party prejudice as lo forget their duty to God and man ! The recent action taken by the majority of the house indicates that everything resembling truth and honesty will be clothed in mourning throughout this session of this legislature, and that the man vitb tbe "big stick" will be able to rule, and make laws for tbe great state of New Mexico. By request of tbe majority of this bouse I now surrender my seat to tbe gentleman who was not elected. . I especially rcquet that )Ou treat this honored gentleman with all tüe court tesy and any othr respect that would be due r man under the cir - eumstances that surround hm, while the people of Union county bow their heads and mourn over the loss of their sacred right to choose their rep resentatives in this legislative body ; for they know better than any other man or set of men whom they went to represent them ct this the capitol of our state. They will never accept this man as their representative in this house ; the people ol - Union county, that prosperous community situate on th plains in the north eastern part of the sate, are not tbe kind of eitisens to surrender un conditionally. Tbey settled the question on tbe third day of Nov verober, last, as to who should stand gurd over their rights in this legisla live assembly. To steal is to take something of value without the knowledge or con sent of tbe owner, but to trample un der font the; constitution of our state and destroy the sacred rights of our free ballot is not stealing. I bave heard it said since I have been iu Santa Fe that an action of this kind cannot be called stealing and my few days' association with this legislative body promots me to believe that tbe school where this doctrine is taught is tbe school where the majority of this legislative body received their training. 'Gentlemen, I assure you that m personal feelings in this matter are of minor importance. I am not re senting the action taken here be cause I feel that 1 have been done such a grave injustice, but because of the Injustice that you have done the peo ple of my county and tbe state at laige. -"As I h explained before, the people of Union county know bet tei whom they want to represent them at ibis place than tbe members of this legislative body or anv other set of men that you may choose to act as a committee. There is a prin ciple involved. The constitution- of these United States guarantees us tbe freedom of speech and the press. 1 claim . that the principles upon which our very constitution is founded have been dragged In tbe dust, and the honesty and integrity of men like I'atrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincon has been assai'rd. "This is a new state just rising from beyond the horixon jost coming into light among those bril liant stars that are already shining under tbe Star and Stripes, New Mexico has great natural wealth; the has an intelligent citisenship with the exception of possibly a few who, by accident or otherwise bave pushed themselves under the limelight. We are destined to become one of the greatest states in this union by reason of our natural wealth and opportuni ties; but, gentlemen, I want to tell you that before you can reach out and extend to your fellow men east of the Mississippi, the hand of wel come and friendship into your bor ders you will have to demonstrate that tbit state it controlled by men of honesty in political as well as in private life." y Sheriff Mansker and Deputy Sheriff John L. Hill returned Mon day from Santa Fe, where they landed several members in tbe state college, for evil doers. We don't mean the legislature. R. A. Clark and son of near Mt. Dora, were in ,the city Tuesday trading and attending to business. .Of course Mr. Clark reads Tbe News ' regularly. There's a reason.. At Home Hon. Se rapio Miera of near Been ham, elected representative ol Union county to the New ' Mexico legisla ture, was In the city this week looking after business and meeting his many friends. This was the first visit of Mr. Miera to Clayton since his return from Santa Fe, where despite his majority of 18 votes, he was insultingly unseat ed by tde republican caucus majority, and a man seated whooouH not be elected dng-pelter in this county. The people, regardless of party, should remember the treatment ac corded Union county by the hood lums in session at Santa Fe. Truth The tension resulting front tbe prty wrangle over the salaries meas ure was relieved only once this morning. That was when Judge Toombs of Union count, in the course of a speech said : "The people of Union county did not send me here ' Before be could continue with his sentence. Representative Skidiuore, of Colfax county, who was sitting nearby, exclaimed t "You're dead right, they didn't." General laughter, that further in terrupted Judge Toombs' remarks, resulted. Santa Fe' New Mexican, Feb. 3. Demócrata to Meet We are in receipt of a letter from State Chairman H. Paxton, con taining call for k meeting of " the Democratic State Central Committee to meet in tbe citv of Santa Fe on the 13tb of the present month. All democrats who have the welfare of the party arid people at heart, are invited to attend the meeting. Vith tbe republicans in the legislature running amuck and bringing dis grace upon the state, it is evident that the hope and salvation of New Mexico depends uun the democratic party, and the. r. ore it is imperative that all democrats and other good eitisens who have the best interests of the state at heart, attend the meeting. Navel Oranges, fine and juicy, at Hilgers & Barnbart. , Card of Thanks We wish to extend our thanks to the many friends who assisted us in our hour of sadness, and especially for tbe many wreaths and flowers Mrs. L. A. Stone and family. ' Announcement Hugh J. Collins and C. L. Col linr wish to announce that tbey have associated themselves together in a itartnershlp styled "Collins & Collins, lawyers," with offices over the First Natonial Bank of Clavton, at the head f the stairway leading to the Land Office; that hereafter this firm will attend to matters coming up in the United States Land Office in ad dition to regular Court practice. NOTICE Mr. Hugh B. Woodward and Mr. Frank 0 Blue respect fully announce that they will engage in the general practice of law under the firm name of Woodward and Blue Oific in the Telephone Building Roost on a Log Representative G. C. Smith before leaving the city the first of the week, told a little story Illustrative of the position which Judg Toombs will hereafter occupy in relation to the people of Unb.n county. The scene is laid I corn field in the heavily timbered section of Smith cvunty, Texas. Once upon a time an old farmer got out his muxxle-loading shotgun and went turkey hunting. After hiding sever al hour behind a corn shock a bunch of turkey came close enough to afford a shot, and the hunter leveled his gun and cracked-down on tbe big gest gobbler in tbe flock. The winged bird flopped about as is the fashion of wounded gobblers, while the remainder of the flock immediate ly scampered fo. the tall and uncut. The hunter threw down his gun and started after the wounded bird. which by this time Lad regained a part of its powers of locomotion and was attempting to follow its fellows. Tbe rsce was a close one to the fence which the gobbler gained as the farmer was grabbing for him. As be flew the hunter's hand closed on his tail feathers and they were left in his possession. As the old gentle man watched his contemplated din ner slipping off through the forest he placed his arms akimbo on top of tbe fence and delivered himself of the following classic: "Go! Got You ragged tailed, cowardly son-of-a-gun ! When the rest of God's feathered fowls are perched on tbe topmost branches of yonder gigantic oak. ..yjii.lJY.DV. -ragged tailed, j?ot cheating outcast from the proud members of your kind, will be roosting on a log." Mrs. Benton Stewart, Dead Mrs. Benton Stewart, a resident of Clayton for the past twenty-three years, died at Mineral Wells, Texas, kit Thursday wtc'.:, where the had been taken in hope that the climate and waters of that famous resort Mould restore iter health. Mrs. Stewart had long been a suffered from rheumatism, and death resulted from the disease reaching her heart. She was accompanied south by her daughter. Miss Ethel, who was with her at the time of death. Tbe re mains were interred at Dallas, the former home of the family. Benton Stewart, jr. , of this city, attended the funeral. Mr. Stewart, the husband and father, ; owing to feeble health, was unable to attend. Many messages of condolence and sympathy were sent from this city. The Newt expretsed the sentiments of .the entire community in extending heartfelt sympathy to tbe bereaved family. Mr. and Mr. B S. (Cap) Mitchell pf Shattuck, Oklahoma, certainly old friends of The Newt man, were in the citv Monday on their way home from a business trip to Raton. 'Cap.' without exception, is the best country newspaper man we have ever known, and is tbe editor and proprietor of the Shattuck (Oklahoma) Monitor, one of the leading democratic papers of that stata. Between three an"! four years of our experience in, the game was secured nnder the tutelage of 'Cap,' and we freely admit tlat the benefits secured cannot be estimated in dollars and cents. Tbey were accompanied by their daughter, Mits Pauline, and their eldest son, (J rover, and wife. Parmers Social V'' The Farmers Society of Equity gave their initial entertainment and supper at Pleasant View school house the evening of January S3, and to say the least it was a grand success from start to finish. Too much praise cannot be given the capable and un tiring entertainment committee, con sisting of Mr. Roy Brown, Miss Amanda Bigler and Mrs. Emma Maag, who contributed so much to ward making everything a complete success. Mr. Henry Shannon, president ot the lodge, called the house to order, after which 4 the following program was rendered : Opening address, James Triebul buss. Recitation, by Claridus Francis. Recitation, "Aunt Doleful's Ex perience," by Fannie Witton. Recitation, by Murrill Curliss. Recitation, by Brrnice Small. Recitation, "Sha cob's Lament, by Roy Brown. . Song, by Clinton Witton. Recitation, "Vision of tbe New Year," by Miss Florence Wand. Song, by Grandma Bingham. Recitation, by Bessie Small. Recitation, "The Railwsy Sign, "by Isla Small. Recitation, by Hasel Smith, Alma Rinker, Berpice Small. Recitation, by Wayne Carroll. Recitation, Bern lee Small, Roy Brow. Song, by R. H. Shannon. Song. "America, in concert. VV. F. Withers, one of the lobge members,, brought his phonograph and furnished 'fine music while sup per vas being served. ,,W must say something in regard (o the supper which i always an inportant feature. The ladies of the .lodge provided sandwiches, pickles and coffee at a cost of 15 cent a plate. Mrs. Cur liss donated a fine cake to be given to the most popular young lady. The candidates nominated in this contest were Miss Ruby West, Miss Fannie Witton, and Miss Florence Ward. After a close race Miss Fannie Witton won the cake, and through her generosity the cake was eut and all had a chance to sample it. Mrs. Emma Maag also presented tbe lodge with fine cake to be given to the one who guessed nearest the correct number of beans in m bag, each guess costing 5 cents. Miss Verna Rinket was the best guesser and tbe lucky winner, her guess being 1000. The correct number wat 1063., Every one thoroughly enjoyed the evening, at there wat not a dull moment from beginning to end. The attendance wat large, the net prnceedt amounting to f 18.32, which will be used for the benefit of the lodge. yThe order it thriving under the direction of a most competent staff of officers. ONE WHO WAS THERE. (This article was received last week, but too late for publication. Editor.) S. W- Lyon of northeast of town, , was a trader in the cty Wednesday. A. L. Stone, tbe Texlir.e mer chant, attrnded to business in Clay ton Thursday. Brown Beauty Coffee, best to be bad. Get it from Hilgers tt Barnbart T. J. Brookt left Thursday for Shattuck, Oklahoma,-where be will spend about a week looking after business interest.