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THE CLAYTON NEW
I 'U DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND THE UPBUILDING OF THE COMMUNITY. VOLUME VIII. CLAYTON, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. MARCH 27, 1115. NO. 13. lita ell F.iirncst Again Honored Santa IV, N. M., March 24. He fnro leaving for their homes yes terday afternoon Chairman John W. Poe, of tli! state lax commission and Commissioner Ulrirh, of Car rizoo, let it be known that the commission had determined to re tain Traveling Auditor Howell Ear nest permanently as secretary of (.lie commission, and its active man in charge. Pending the settlement tf Cue status of the traveling aud itors office, Mr. Earnest will draw no pay as secretary of the lax com mission, hut after the traveling aud ilorship muddle has been straight ened out, which it is expected will he done April first or shortly af ter, Mr. Earnest's compensation as secretary of the tax commission will be decided. The commission meets again April 201 h, when it will make the final placing of val ues on corporate property for the .war's assessment purposes. The position of the traveling aud itor's job today is problematical. Nominally, Mr. Earnest is travel ing auditor, although the ollice has be. ii abolished under House l'.ill No. In discussing that bill yes ( rday the governor made it plain that he understood the whole sala ry appropriation for the ollice to have terminated when lie struck it out. of the general appropriation bill. The atlorni y general, howev er, has stated in a brief opinion tint he thinks the provision for rnr.'int of salary to be p:;id, in 1!. se Hill No. 2'Ji, is sullicient to provide for the payment, it h.iing iie 'il the intent of the legislature (bat such payment be made. The whole matter, it. now seems likely, will wind up in the state supreme court. IM:ik Punks vs. Marshall Field Marshall Field & Co., Chicago's greatest retail store, paid seven ( hi cago new spapers a (olal iff 6 '!" 4,4 42. !( for advertising in 1914 a dull year. Marshall Field & Co. begun Idleness in a small way many years ago, and from the first utilized ad- ci Using in a dignified and convinc ing manner. From obscurity to mliieiice Marshall Field eint rged, ii'ul although he died a decade rth, multimillionaire, the store he tounded jrnns yearly, Maihall rield and his successor believed in advertising and, believing in it, unhesitaiinglr paid lor it by tnipley ng the best newspapers in their city. But their vu as to tue profitableness of news paper advertising is controverted In Din k I'unks of Mouldy burg. Dink 1'iiiiks went into the mercantile, business at Mouldybii' g the sain year Marshall Field begun at Chica go Mr, Hunks has been consistent ly opposed tu advertising all his lite and has, as a l-ading eitizt n, uniform ly fought all the proposals to make Mouldy tmrg a progressive commu nity. He is an old man now, and iuictive. His store went into the I, .mils of the Sheriff eighteen years agu, and Mr. I'unks lives with his in irried daughter. But he is still consistent and not only does he con It nd that advertising doesn't pay, but at every opportunity votes against good ruads. In his yean residence at Mouldyburg he has seen the town grow from 800 to POO people, and any one who will listen lo Mr. Punks is told that the reason Mouldyburg has stood still and dry rotted while Hustleville, eighteen miles away, has become a thriving little city is because the railroad and Wall street discriminated against Mouldyburg, And although Mr. Punks has paid only a few dolíais in taxes during his long life, and spent nothing for advertising, he is con vinced that good roads and newspa pers will he the ruin of the country unless oxcart statesmanship shall finally triumph. 'untes There is quite a change in the weather. It seems as though spring will never come. Mr, Geo. Ingraham's son, Earl Ingraham, is very ill at this writing, Mr. McCiacken and Mr. Jim ( heap arrived Saturday from near Charleston, Oklahoma, They are visitingold friends, and ,1. W. Stone, and are lonkfnj for a location. J. .1. Merilatt made a trip to Clay ton Friday to meet the Socialist speaker who is to seak at the Lane school house Sunday night, and at Cuates school M.'rdav night. Owing to the snow stormthe dance at (he Lane school house was post poned. Chester Wood made a hurry trip to Clayton Friday to visit the dentist. Strely he has the toothache. W aller Lane ai rived last week to visit re bit ve and friends but on ac enint ( illness was hurried to his home in Kansas. v' I) in't forget the darme at the new Guy school house Apiil 2nd. Music will be furnished by Mr. and Mis. Fisher, which we all know is good, so everybody is invited. Sjppcrwill he served nt midnight. (uite a crowd gathered at the home of Mrs. Jai pi utt-r March 2Hh in doner of Miss Fannie Giies' birth day and surprised her. Cake and entire were enjoyed by everybody. The socialist speaking was well at tended at Cuates A Surprise Party " Th F'.atern Star gave a surprise for their sister iiicinht Tj Mrs Amelia Small, Tuesday evening in honor of her seventy ninth birthday. The sin prist was gi.cr at the home ol Mis A ice Slack and was a very en jovtble alf'air. Mis Small is Chap lain of the Chapter and is loved and rispiiicd the mi minis. A most delicious luncheon was scivcd and the evening was pleasant ly parsed with conversation and music. 'I hose uivsent were Mesdames Small, Murphy, llaydon, Paddock, Brown, KiUiurn, Easterwood, Sulh ers. Gray, Nichols, Moore, Lundy nd S ack. tX Ibiptivl Services for Sunday, March 28, I 1 .5 . 9:45 a, m Sunday School. I I :00 a, m. Special missionary program rendered by children of the S. School. :4S p. in. Young People' Meeting, subject, "The New Pint lot ism." 7:45 p. in. Worship and sermon by the pastor, subject, " The Royal Law." Prayer meeting on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. All are cordially welcome. J. Q. Herrín, Pastor. Y. S. Herald of Graudview, traps acted business in Clayton Thursday. T. S. McDonald of Shattuck, Oklahoma, arrived in Clavton Thursday. He will spend some time here, looking after land busi ness. Chas. San ford, who has been visit ing in Plainfield,' New Jersey, for the past three months returned home 1'uesday. ' II. C. Abbott of Mt. Dora, spent Thursday in Clayton. Mrs. Chas, Schleter of Denver, attended to business In Clayton tbe latter part of the week. The Hex i val of Sheep nod Wool It sounds very funny when con sidered in coneclion with the dire predictions of disaster made by our republican friends" at the time of the adoption of the new demo cratic tariff, hut it is a fact, never theless, that the sheep and wool in industry is undergoing a great re vival throughout the country. The man who was so nearly led to believe that he was ruined by the new wool tariff, ami who se riously thought of getting out of the sheep and wool business in re sponse to the gratuitous advice given him by the republican calam ity howlers, has ifWn both sheep and wool rise to the highest fig ures they have commanded in years, and with it has come so much prosperity for the sheepman that almost a furore has been cre ated over both sheep and wool. All over the country where there has heretofore been a dispo sition to get out of the sheep and wool business there is a general disposition tu reinstale the bust lies. Hreeding ewes of all aires are commanding substantial prices and flock owners nre scouring the country in an effort to find more breeding stock. Tin' natural sequence of this movement is going to be that the sheep is going lo come info his own again rapidly in much of tin; coun try win re it has ben believed he was a banished entity. It means tV'.t all the pnslor d regions of th" southwest that have heretofore carried large bands of sheep are again to I"' stocKeu with tin se im- nials. and the annual sale of wool j and mutton is again going to be come an aclive factor in our do mestic economy. . Where this prai 'i3wJius. been ad hered to if has been uniformly successful, and that success has been Slllllcient to wipe out all the prejudice that once existed among cattlemen toward the despised "woolies." El Paso Times. Odd Hits oí News Webb City, Mo. Grace Tucktr, age 15, established a record when she secured a divorce and married again all within 24 hours The girl married at the age of 12" vears and secured her divorce on the ground that relatives had forced her into the ceremony. She is now Mis. William Shadwick. Lorain, Ohio. Thomas J, Met ullio, a blind man, has just defeated John Follett, another hlind loan, living at Farview, I'tah, in a checker game w Inch required more than one year to play. Each move war made by letter and required two weeks. New York. James Hartman, em ploye of the baby checking room, at a department store was almost niol.b 'd by a throng of infuriated mothers when a mischievous youngs ter mixed the checks. Fort Yates. N. D. A cat and a dog can be friendly aye, even more. The old argument was settled here today with a statement from Rev. Father Bernard, of the Fort Yates Catholic church, that he had just married Miss Rose High Cat to Harry Poor Dog. They are Sioux Indians. Aurora, III In law suit invol ving a man and his wife the court made the husband promise that his wife could warm her feet on his back every night until spring. Madison, Wis A bill pending before the Wisconsin legislature provides that girls engaged in do mestic work shall have a room suita ble fur entertaining callers, two nights of everv week, and maxi mum employment of not to exceed 60 hours a week. Dowagiac, Mich Baby Ruth Burkett, three months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burkett, has I I grand parents. The oldest of her ancestors are her great gi eat grand father, Franklin Beals of Hartford, aged 84, and her great-great-grand mother, Mrs. Caroline Kelly of the same place, aged ?9. Winsted, Conn, Arthur F. Ack ley returning home upon his first furlnugh from the navy was so glad to see his grandmother, Mrs. Ferdi nand Fortier, that he gave her a hearty hug breaking one of the old lady's libs. lli:i Years Old Berlin. "Father Dondmhofi," one of the oldest, if not the oldest living man in Germany, whose Father took part in the Napoleonic invasion of Russia, who was horn before the war of 1818-14 and who has livrd to see that of 1PI4-15, has just cele brated his lOtfrd birthday in the ullage of Freiburg, on the lower Elbe River. .Methodist Notes For Suiidav Mar. 28th Palm Sunday 9:45 a in. Sundiv School, I0;4." a. m. Morning Worship and Sermon subject "The Triumphal Entry," Special music nt this services. 3:00 p 111 Servees at Apache Valley. 7:01) p. in. Yoiiiiü People's Meeting, 7:4:5 p in. Evening Sermon by the Pastor. Mid-w-rtk service for hihie-siudv Wednesday evening at ? :.10. liny Spoils I'uin, Minister. Notice I I sh to announce that I have i opened upa tailor shop and mail order agency in the dining apartment f il,. lrlllis Ijolel I wUhnlso to announce that I have obtained the exclusive agency of Sweiztr Co , ol'biilics embroidei ed robes in all the latet ft) les M i cl) ell JS Church Co , dress goods ahri cs, l.'iOO samples to select limn Matlock Knitting Mills, makers of the Planto-Palm silk hosiery and ui:dcrH'j:r. !.:;.!:.; !a:l-n J ui!,, tailored bv the Jeiiliing Bragdon Co , New York. I also have the .i;Cih'V of the B.iri h ;, Cirset, rac ing in puce from 5 00 to 5 Mi 00 I oi the convenience of the hidirs I will have a lady assistant after April 1st. Owen Herring Patterson ' Giandpa Alil.Ly was completely surprised Friday evening when about tiOefliis friends walked in with an abundance of everything that goes to make up a good supper. Grand pa has had a life long idea that he could eot be surprised, but we guess he thinks people in New Mex ico have a right tu change their minds. S Hiram Livingston, Marie Ward and Mrs Jess Croby and daughter Helen visited Sunday at the home of T. CJ. Bryan. J. R. Patterson the merchant, made a busin;ss trip to Clayton the latter part of the week. A. 1'. Alchley and family and Glenn Kost and family visited after Sunday School with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Patterson. Jess Crosby was a business visitor at the county seat Monday, J. L. Shane of Mt. Dora, was In the city this week attending to busi ness. The Ladies Aid I the Methodist church will meet Wednesday March, Slst, with Mr. C. P. Talbot. A Sail Death Friday forenoon at tbo homo ranch in Cimarrón county, Okla homa, Frank (i. Hrophy, the ID year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hrnphy, accidentally shot him self through the head with a 12 gauge shotgun, the charge enter ing between the eyes and prarti cully blowing the fop of the head olT. I'arnk and his young broth er, John Jr., were hunting ducks at a lake near the home when the accident occurred, and tbe broth ers were seperated about a hun dred yards apart when tbe f:i!al shot, was discharged It is sup posed that the young man aimed to sloop over or fall to the ground out of sight of the ducks, and that in doing so he fell to the Lrroimil on fh gun. The stock of the gun was broken, showing that be fell upon it. Frank was reared in Clayton, and numbered his friends by the number of bis acquaintances. He was a good, bard working boy and was never known to be in trouble of any kind. Small children were I is eyp r': l ib-light, and there is many a little buy and girl in the city who are sincerely mourning his untimely death. We beard one litll' tol, with tears in her eyes and a tremble in her voice, say: "Frank can't take me riding any more." His love for his parents was well known. Mr. ami Mrs. Hrophy are prostrated over their L-n :it. Í i-s. !uty Sheriff "Huck" Miller hnpueiied to be passing the ranch shortly after the accident occur ,. .. n,l broirvbt the remains to Clayton in his car. The funeral will he held Sunday afternoon from (be home of tbe boy's grand tnoifmsr, Ait a. liciiignu Duran, In terment in the local cemetery. The entire community joins with The News in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. District Court Adjourned District court adjourned late this .Saturday afternoon, after a very strenuous term of four weeks. Tbo present, week was taken up with Hie Marline. s. Vigil civil case in volving the estate of a brother of Don Juan Vigil. The jury rendered ;.; fav.T of Mr. Martinez, the defendant., lato this afternoon. .evcrai ounce un-a of minor im portance were disposed of during the term. licfnre adjournment the court passed sentence upon those con victed during the term. W. F. Pruitt, coniicted of manslaughter, was sentenced to from eight , to ten years in the penitentiary. Ed Join s, fictitious) the man who shot .(iron at Mt. Dora several weeks aK', was sentenced to from nine to ten years. Mrs. Goodwin, the pro verbial trouble maker, who has been under a suspended sentence of two years since the September term of court in 1!M3 was ordered delivered to the warden of the pen itentiary to serve the sentence. The court passed sentence upon several other persons for minor of fenses. Monday afternoon the court held ten men urn-sled in a raid on an al leged gambling resort, to the next grand jury, llxiug their bonds from one to two thousand dollars. Hubert Hyrcl, one of the progres sive farmers of the Thomas coun try,, was a trader in the city the lirst of the week. While here he squared his subscription to The News for another year. They all like it. P. G. Zimmerman of Oklahoma City, editor of the ''Socialist Incuba tor," was in t lay Ion seve.al days this week. He delivered two lec tures and went from here to De Moines. We are loaning a good deal of money on lands, and on live stok, or both. Come in and talk with us as to these. If you are puttina in a crop, wo will loan you money oil that. A. W. Il-.jmpson & Co.