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' 1 lEldL DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND THE UPBUILDING OF THE COMMUNITY. Volume VIII Clayton, New Mexico, Saturday, February 27. 1915 No. 9 SIERRA VOTERS DISFRANCHISED Republican Caucus Majority for Second Time Denies People Election Franchise Santa Fe, Feb. 2.--Re publican house action in the case of Francisno M. Bojorq.iex, twice-elected Demo cratic representative from Sierra county, by which there was spread upon the records a deliberate lie a clumsy, unnecessary and astound ing lie has brought to the entire state a realization that thrre is no limit to which the republican machi ne is not willing to go. The action stiinds as New Mexico's crowning humiliation at the hands of the Re publican legislature. In the facts generally known and forming a part of the Journal of .the House, the Republican majority adopted a report stating that the governor of New Mexico, "well knowing that Antonio T. Chaves had been declared a member of tbis house, and duly qualified as such, called a special election in Siera county, as suming to usurp the prerogatives of this house by declaring a vacancy in said district, and that said election was called and ordered by the gov entnr knowing that no vacancy in tact existed, and tlmt this action in calling said election under the cir cumstances, and putting the people f Sierra county to the useless ex pense of holding said election, was -purely for political purpo-es in an effort to play politics with his office. " The House Journal slinws that Bo jorquez was unseated in the afternoon on Jan. .21, and his Sierra county seat declared vacant, and that it was not until late in the sfternoon f Jan 22 that Chaves, the Republican repudiated by the voters of Sierra county at the November election, was declared to be entitled to the seat. In the meantime, at 10 o'clock in the morning oi Jan. i 2, óoernnr McDonald, in accordance with tbe constitutional requirement, issued a proclamation calling a iec-ial election in Sierra county, and tbis proclamation, printed in the local daily paper, was in general circulation here, and the official document on its way to Sierra coun ty before f haves was seated late in the afternoon of Jan. 22. Tbe Republican majority could simply have denied Bojorqnex his seat, and bv right of might made the denial stick without explanation of any kind. Instead, it sought to falsify the records and pervert the facts, bringing added shame to the state. After six weeks of political wrang ling and county office lobbying, the Republican majorities in the senate and house hive passed a county salary bill by a two-thirds vote. The bill will become a law regardless of the action of the governor. As predict ed, the senate provisions for washing over $900,000 in the seven years necessarily covered by the act, failed to satisfy all the Republicans, and the senate conference committee of both houses raised the salaries fixed by the senate measure in three clas ses of counties. The bill passed provides f r the throwing awav of more than a million of the people's mouey in the seven years' tor pay ment to county officers of this enor mous rum in ex- ' r reasonable salaries, as fixed Democratic caucus measure The sixth week of the presen legislative session closed with a total cost to the state of $23,943.09. and with but seven laws enacted. This meant a cost to the taxpayers ot 13,420.53 per law. Only one of the seven laws that extending the compulsory school term from five to seven months is of benefit to the people of the state Three of the laws make appropriations for legis lative expenses. One of the others, which the governor allowed to be come a law without his signature, is a libel measure for the protection ut certain religious societies, and Is believed to be unconstitutional. Another authorises the expenditure of a balance in a state fund, and the remaining law provides for the Las Cruces investigation, which has for its object the mixing of political medecine for the unhealthy and un wholesome Republican machines. In this matter the taxpayers of this state are being robbed. Baptist Services for Sunday, February 28. An illustrated lecture of 70 slides will be given at the Baptist Church Sunday evening presenting the work of the Home Mission Board in Cuba, the Canal Zone, the Southwest, and among the Indians, Mexicans, and Inmigra nls. 9:45 a. m. Sunday. 11:00 a. m. Morning worship. The , pastor will speak on Christian Stewardship. 6: 45 p. m. Young People's Meeting, Mrs. T. H. Rixey leader, Subject, Home Missions. '7:45 Illustrated Mission Lecture. All ari cordially invTteuT."' J J. Q. Herrin, Pastor. The "Jitney" Invention All that is required to be a trans portation magnate now is to own a Ford car. Jn nearly all of the large and many of the small, cities the "jitney" bus is cutting into the pro fits of the street car companies and making owners of autos rich. When it was at first suggested that owners of machines could make any money earring passengers for a five cent fire it was thought to be impossible. A few, wiser than the rest, started "jitney " lines with their machines. It has been demonstrated in San Francisco that the owner of a ear can clear from six to ten dollars a day by earning passengers at the "jitnev" rate. In most of the cities these busses follow the routes of the regular street ears and are making trips on regular schedules. A jit nry," by the way, is a nickle, five cent. Bue yeros Parish Lent, 1915. Holy mast will be said at Clapham on the 6th and 7th davs of March, at Barney on 'he 8tb and 9 b, at Mie.a on the 10th and 1 Ufa. at Garcia on the 12th and 13th, at Bueyeros on the 14th and 15th, at Albert on tbe 19th and 17th, at Gallegos on the 18th and 1 9th, at Aljinota on the 20th and at Genova on the SIM, at Mosquero on the 22nd ar.d 23rd. Rev. A. Estvelt, Pastor . Bueyeros Parish. f C. F. Klutti ot near Thomas, was a trader ' in the city Wednesday. He showed- his progressiveness by calling at Tbe News office and sub scribing for the county's leading paper. There's a reason. UNION COUNTY AT SAN DIEGO IsvAttracting Great Attention at California Exposition. Vis itors Deeply Interested San Diego, Cal., Feb. 25. Union county it coming In to itt own at the Panama-CalifornI Exposition. In lecture and moving pictures at the New Mexico building of the exposi. tion it it receiving the attention itt richness and resources merit. That it will obtain a great influx of new and. permanent residents at the re sult of the publicity being given it seems a foregone conclusion. There are views of its farming and ranching, especially tbe latter, which it deserves as the premier stock raising county of all New Mexico. Its advantages of soil, water and climate are dwelt upon thoroughly in the lectures. Qf greatest interest, after these advantages have been set forth, is the fact that there are 630,000 acres available for homestead entry, which at once fixes the attention of the hearer interested in the opportunities New Mexico may hold for him. He has heard what Union county may produce; he has heard of its cities, Clayton, Folsom and Des Moines; and, with his interest aroused, he received a punch in the "get-up" portion of hit being when the lec turer tells him of the land available for entry. Excellent railroad facilitiet next are takeu up, the routes of the Colo rado and Southern, St. I-ous Rocky Mountain and Pacific and El Paso and Southwestern are traced, show ing the numerous points from which shipments may be made to the cen tral markets. One of the first things a prospec tive new-comer always . askt is concerning the schools of the section he is considering as his future home. Sunday School and Te be Held with Ik Baptiat Marea Tharedar, March 4. 7:20 p. m. Devotional service led by 8. S. Superintendent. 7:46 p. m. How to Study a Lesson to Teach lt-A Normal Lesson, by J. L. Rupard. 8:16 p. m. How to Get the Scholar, to Study tha Lesson, by Rev. W. Dougherty, and open discus ioB led by Superintendent. Friday. Marah 5. 9:46 a. m. Coneecration enrice led by Rev. W. Dougherty. 10:00 a. m. Conducting- the Sunday School, by J. L. Rupard. How to Conduct OUR School. Talks by Superintendent and others. 11:00 a. m. 8. 8. Work-A Normal Lesson. By J- L. Rupard. Suggestions by workers. 2:15 p. m. Devotional. t:30 p. m.-The Standard S. 8.-What? Why? How?-Open conference led by J. L. Rupard. 1:00 p. m. Class Organisation, by Rev. W. Dougherty. The 8Ua-y of an Organised Class, by J. L. Rupard. 7:00 p. m.-R. Y. P. U. Conference The Standard of Excellence. How to reach it conducted by J. h. Rupard. 7:30 p. m. Devotional service lad by Rev. W. Dougherty. 7:tí p. ra.-Five Things a B. Y. P. U. May Do: 1 Increase the spirituality of young Christians, by Mr. C. U. Bridges. a Train young Christians In essential church activities, by Mrs. P. H. Beatty. t Edify young Christians In Scriptural knowledge, by T. H. Rixey. 4 Instruct in Baptist doctrine and history, by Rev. W. Dougherty, 6 Enlist them in all forms of missionary endeavor through existing denominational or ganisations, by Pastor. 80LO (selected) Miss Ines Eklund. I:1S p. m.-The Strategic Value of a B. Y. P. U, by i. U Rupard. Satardap. March 6. 10:00 a. m.-The 8. 8. Workers' Meeting-What? Why? How? by J. L. Rupard. What will we do about it? Opea discussion led by Superintendent. S:00 p. m.-8. 8. and B. Y. P. U. Problema and Their Solution-Open conference. 7:15 p. m.-Devotional service led byT. H. Rixey. SOLO (selected) Miss Iroa Hardgrava. 7:80 p. m.-The 8. 8. as a Factor la the Work of the Church: 1 -Reaching the Masses, by Mise Josie Loveleea, t -Increasing the Membership, by Mrs. J. R. Dyehe, ' J-Developing Church Workers, by Mrs. J. R. Rixey. 4-Building tha Kingdom, by Pastor. A summing up, by J. L. Rupard. Header. Marah 7. 9 46 a. m. Regular Sunday School Session. 110 a. m.-Sennon. The Great Commiselon-Tha 8. 8 a and B. Y. P U's Part and Placa, by the Pastea se p. ea.-Kegular B. Y. P. U. Session. 7:30 p. m. Praise service for the blessings of the Rally. SOLO (selected) Miss Haxel Asmussen. 1:41 p. m, Address, Tha Aim and End of tha & S. and B. Y. P. U. Work, by i. U Rupard. All Sunday School and B. Y. P. U. Workers are urged to attend. Everybody Is cordially invited. J. L. Rupard. Sute 8. S. and B. Y P. U. Field Worker, Clovie. N. M. J. R. Rixey, Superintendent. J. Q. Herrin. Pastor. No parent will sacrifice his child rent welfare for hit own advantage, at least, not permanently, to that the ninety-one schools of the county, with their 100 teachers, form a drawing power of consequence. Especially for the man wh.t wishes out-dtxfV life and freedom from the restraints ot the city or crowded East, Union county is attractive. For the man of means, perhaps seek ing location for business venture, the opportunities of Clayton are urjred. . He is told that a great por tion of the rich portion of Texat it tributary to Cla) ton and that, with the big development certain to come in both New Mexico and Texat, a business in Clavton should be a thriving one. Reen forcing the talks of the coun ty and its three cities, there arc available for distribution to the in terested list of lands open to homestead and othei literature detailing the industrial openings of the county. Methodist Notes for Sunday, Feb.. 28th. 10: a. m Sunday School 11:00 a. m. Sermon by tbe Pastor, Subject. "The Mind of Christ." 3:09 p m. Preaching by the Pastor at Apache Valley School House. 7:00 p. tn. Young Peoples' Meeting 7:45 p. m. Evening Worship Subject of Semnn, "A Biographical Sketch of Fannie J. Crosby," Rehearsal on Tuesday evening at 8 :00 o'clock, Bible Study class on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Children's Instruction on Friday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock- M- E. Ladies' Aid The M E Ladies Aid met last week with Mrs. J. J Herringa. The meeting was thoroughly enjoyed by all present Tbe next meeting will tie held at the home of Mrs. Earl Jennings, Wednesday, March 3rd. All members are urged to attend. Visitors welcome. y B. Y. P. U. Rally Charca at Claytoa. New Meale 4-7, 1913 JAPAN WONT FIGHT U. S. Island Kingdom Has no Desire to Commit Harikiri. Good Sense Rules Adachi Kinnosuke in Harper's weekly : Japan has or has had no such fancy idea as committing hara kiri by attacking the " United States at any time. Not, mind you, that Japan thinks that America will blow her off the map before breakfast if war should come. Not that she thinks it im possible for her to get Hawaii. Ja pan, indeed, thinás that she could get the Hawaiian and the Philippi nes, tbe Samnan and other Islands of the Pacific b. longing to the United States, and tl it rather easily . Indeed, she does not quite see the American occupation of Hondo, Sbikoka Kyu shu, Kokkaido, etc; she has never jet lost a single moment of sleep. Japan knows that she can take Hawaii unless things change radi cally. She knows the American temperament; how impatient It is in matters of National honor. All that Japan has to do is to take Hawaii, fortify it formidably, garrison It with ample force; leave the Pbilip I iness as a bait and then sit down in her well sheltered and gin-fenced waters, become a trifle more extrav agant in mines and submarines and watch what miracles the American fleet would be capably of in operat ing six thousand miles from the home bnse. That is, if America be the only Power to reckon with. But it isn't. There is tbe rub. The fact is Japan could never see the United States in the light of a menace. She has always looked upon the American Japanese war talk as something rather useful to professional newpaper humorists whrn thev get very hard up for jokes to fill up a column. It is not difficult' to take the view of the thing when we are told that Japan is actually trying to fight tbe best friend she has ever had, international politically speaking, and by far tbe best cus tomer she has, for the sole ecstacy of hoisting another white elephant unto her almost broken back Clinging to the jumDing off edge ol the extreme East is a string of not very fertile islands called Nippon. She has succeeded in winning the enmity of both Russia and Germany and also of China. She is straining her every effort to patch up her armor as well as she might. The United States fourteen times as big as she in area and twice in number of people and proe pering as no other people on the face of the globe, and and heaven only knows bow many times richer than Japan sitting six thousand miles away--- thinks that the little heathen is spoiling for a fight with her. Japan would cer tainly laugh, if it were not so down right heartrending- Notice B. A. Asmjssen, the tailor, an nounces that after March 1st, be will be at his place of business In Clayton each Saturday, and longer if nec etary. He will live on his ranch during the coming summer- FOUND A Dair of glasses near the railway. Owner can have same by proving property an'd paying for this notice. George Metford.