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DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND THE UPBUILDING OF THE COMMUNITY. 7 VOLUME Mil. CLAYTON, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAYS', APRIL 3, 1915. NO. 14. -v T1IE MESSC.E OF EASTER Oli, the glory of tli returning spring, answering the resurrection rail of tin? great Sun flod! Standing in the midst of God's great laboratory, aft'T the awaken ing breath of sprint? has Wept through it, dull indeed must be the soul that is not moved by the won der, the miracle, the beauty of it all. Cold and dend nni9t be the heart that lias never thrilled in re sponse to the great diapason of na ture, when in the awakening year, "The woods were tilled so full with song There seemed no room for sense of wrong." There is nothing quite so delight ful as the spirit of springtime. It is the resurrection of hope, of life. All creation rejoices in the glad new morning when nature, after her long sleep, awakes and decks her self wilh most Entrancing robes. Spring is the ami 1 that rolls away the stone from the tomb in which all life has been sleeping in the grip of death. It is the call to the buried root in the earth, to the live, to the plant, to burst their grave clothes, to rast off the winter death shroud, and come forth to new life, to blossom forth to new beauty. How fitting it is that Easter, the great festival of the resurrec tion, should be celebrated in the spring. There is a marvel of significance f"r nil humanity in Easter day. It r minds us that death is not the end, that lif" has triumphed over d.ath. E;ster tells us to lay aside our clothes of doubt, of despair, of gloom, and bids us look up-andout. It Irinzs us new promise, new hope, i!' w life, new beauty, new joys to replace our sorrows, our losses. "Awake tllOU that sleepefitl" The sluinb ring seeds which haw b.' n held in winters grip are not the only things that hear this mighty resurrection call. We hu PiLiis In-ar it, and feel its inspira (i vi. H stirs us to our depths. A lew lif" pulsates in our veins, and thrills our ery being. There is a ..icki nin? of our vitality, a resur r.vtioii i f our ideals, a moral re L it-Mi. our hopes, our prospects are r ncwed, reanimated. We fe"l the warminit presence of new life, new chiM r, of higher ami nobler im pulses. 'ill..- Easter resurrection, the varmie.g up "f oil nature, a sugges tion t;- i! 1 1 warm up toward oe-.i rr.other. !t calls us to open cir biurts and Ut in new life. It bids us warm up toward every living thing. U is the call to a new life. I Us message is that "We rise on l pi'irg stones of our dead selves to higher things." The rebirth of nature, the strug glh". toward the light, the vigorous iC.rls for self expression of the myriads of seeds which have been brri -d in the earth for months, is h symbol of our ascending life. If we could look into the growing Ubi r of a young tree after each suc ressive apparent winter death, we would il ml a new ring clear around the tree representing new growth. We llnd at every spring resurrec tion enlarged limbs, stronger bran ches and stronger roots, and the tree more and more llrmly en-lr-nched against its enemies, better able to face and withstand the fury of the elements. If we look upward like the tree, if we live the life of faith, every Easier will be a rebirth. If wo face Ufe in the right attitude, with faith, instead of doubt, optimism instead of pessimism, those things which, in our night of sorrow, we thought would shut out the sun of peace and joy forever, will prove precious ex periments from which wo would not part for any consideration. All of our strength, our stability, our power to overcomo in future diffi culties, has grown out of our strug gles, our apparent defeats. A final lesson of Easter is the as surance that we shall triumph over all defeats; that as our brother Christ arose from the dead, so even shall we also rise. It is the evi dence, the proof of our immortali ty, of our union with him, of the brotherhood of man. As spring awakens the seeds of new promise, new hopes, new ex pectations, new joys, new growth, beauty in nature, so Easter comes tf) us with the joyful message of a new and fuller life. Orison Sweet Marden, in I'ictoral Review. Are You Going? It has been determined by the New Mexico commission to hold the formal dedication of the state's not ably successful building at San Diego the first week in May. It is hoped and believed that a large number of New Mexico people will be there for the dedication which will be made one of the notable occasions of the exposition program. To the end of co-operation and a big showing for the state it is hoped that a special train, carrying New Mexico people only may be arranged, to assemble in and run from Albuquerque to San Diego on or about the first day of May. "We hope to have a large num ber of New Mexico people at the building on the dedication day," said Col. Twitehell this morning, "and It is possible that we will be able lo arrange for a special train from Albuquerque to carry the big number of them To this end the exposition commission should know the name and post office address of every person in New Mexico who expects to go to San Ii"go on or about the first day of May. The names should be sent lo the chair man of the exposition commission, Santa Fe, N. M., and should be S'.rti ft wnce, as the time for making the necessary arrangements is short. Any person going or know ing of any one who is going about this tinvi, is asked to notify us." Typewriter for the Chinks Hueii Chi, a Chinese student at New York University, has invented the first Chinese typewriter. The new machine has 4.200 characters and only three keys. In this res pect it differs very much from Ihe standard keyboard which has twenty-six letters and in most vases at e:i.;t a dozen Vry devoted If Hit and i?M"i rva-k One of Hi.? keys s a back space, another 11. e space key and the third is the key with which 4,200 characters are struck. It is possible, according to the inventor, to make more than 4,200 characters by combinations of "radicals" or base characters. Up wards of M.OOO characters can be made by the machine, the inventor said. Lewis Is Happy Itaby Eleanor Booth arrived at the Booth ranch March 10th, 1915. Papa Lewis says, "I think she will make a good cow hand. Grandpa Nealey is boasting these days of his even doen children, the last being a daughter born March Hth. This double event caused great happiness in the Nealey and Booth families. Baptist Services For Sunday, April 4th. 1915. 9:4") a. in., Sunday school. 11:00 a. m., morning worship. The pastor will speak on "The Minister ing Life." 6: 15 p. m., young peoples' meet ing. 7:45 p. m, evening worship and sermon. Prayer meeting on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. J. Q. Herrín, Pastor. J. Franklin of near Harney, at tended to business in the city Mon day and Tuesday. O. L. Johnson of the Seneca coun try, was a business visitor and tra der in the city Tuesday. , Earl Lane of Armstt, Oklahoma, an old friend of the editor, spent several days in Clayton and Union county this week. He was seeking a location, and is well pleased with the country. NEW MEXICO AT SAN DIEGO San Diego, March 30. Mines, or chards, pueblos, Navajo blankets, oil paintings, forestry and Indian customs are only a few of the my riad subjects that are dealt with at the New Mexico building of the Panama-California Exposition. There are motion pictures, lectures on scores of subject, informal talks, personal explanations and litera ture on the state and its resources to supplement the exhibits them selves. I All these are so, interesting and forceful in their appeal that the New Mexico building really is the niecca of the crowds at the fair. The commission wisely recognized that all sorts and conditions of per sons would visit the exposition and that a man who would not grow en thusiastic over apples would revel in the rare historic atmosphere thrown about the place; that a man who would consider archaeology and Indian lore merely "high-brow stulT'' might ponder for hours over the mineral specimens in the loggia. Because the comnii sion did this the building is inter' 4ing to every man, woman and child that visits the fair. The lectur s and motion pictures, for exampl have become famed throughor-l California, so that almost everyone asks when the next talk on the Indian Ship rock fair will be given, or when the niission slides will be shown (gain. Of course, missions and In dians cannot be described at all times, but the attention thus at tracted to the entertainments in the auditorium resulU in bigger and bigger crowds at the talks designed more particularly to drawing new settlers to the stat-in other words, those that come to see and hear of the picturesque remain to study the state's resources and look for op portunities in business. hi addition to the exhibits, lec tures and slides, literature on many subjects is available for distribu tion; or, if something is not to be had at the building, information where it may be obtained is given, and questions concerning a multi tude of things are answered. Thus, from the moment he enters the building to his departure, each vis itor has some of the many phases of New Mexico's activities or beau ties thrust hi fore him. The publicity the building has re ceived in the newspapers and through commendation of delighted visitors is bringing big crowds to it daily, and that at a time, too, when the rush of tourists from the east hardly has begun. It is the unique structure of the whole exposition, which, in itself, attracts many. The old mission on the rock of Acoma was the proto type of the building. Naturally, it exhibits characteristics far remov ed from those ordinarily associated with "mission," but this makes it all the more interesting. Who Said Business Is Bum? Here is a good illustration of what can be done with a good arti cle even in bad times. The following record of these ci gars sold duriug January, Februa ry and up to March 20th this year. 4200 Boxes, or 213,000 Cigars sold during January. 0900 Boxes, or 345,000 Cigars sold during February. 5300 Hoxes.or 205,000 Cigars sold up to March 20th. The above statement proves only too well the merits of our goods. Have you tried them yet? If not, get in line with the satisfied people in the tobacco world today. We have had no cigars returned up to the present time. This further demonstrates their quality. Look for the Advertisement of the HON EST SMOKE cigar on page eight Now Is The Time To Swat The Fly Uncle Sam is waging a relentless war on the deadly house fly and in a late bulletin prepared by the De partment of Agriculture, valuable information is given on the best means of combating this deadly pest. The most effective way of ex- terminating tho fly, according to the bulletin, is to eradicate thor oughly his breeding places. The breeding season of the fly begins early in March and continues thru out the spring and summer months. All dirt should be removed from the premises, stables cleaned anil decaying vegetables destroyed. The lly has rightly been called the undertaker's . traveling salesman, and in addition to his regular line of "typhoid bugs," he carries a side line of tuberculosis, Asiatic Cholera and other disease germs. Now is the time to "swat the fly." Should Mender Full Value Secretary Howell Earnest, of the state tax commission, has sent to the assessors of all counties in New Mexico, circular letters calling at tention to the absolute necessity of getting property on the tax rolls at its actual full valuation. The letter reads as follows: "For your information and guid ance a printed copy of House Sub stitute for House Hill No. 327, as amended, is herewith enclosed. "Hy referring to section 12 you will note that the maximum rate of tax to be levied for all county pur poses and uses shall not exceed live mills on the dollar. "As a result of this limitation it is necessary that all property in each county be assessed and placed on the tax rolls at its full actual value, in order that sufficient reve nue may be secured to support the county government. "To accomplish this purpose the commission earnestly desires to co operate with you, and is ready and willing to render any assistance within the scope of its authority." For Sale 95 head cows and 2 bulls. Extra good quality, all natives. 75 head are coming three and four years old. May be seen at my ranch 7',i miles southeast of Texline. H. H. Hamilton. Ii-3t. Legislation Cost S80Ü.00 Per Day Every bill enacted into law hy the second state legislature of New Mexico est the taxpayers of the state $155.79. The total paid out by the state treasurer's office for legislative ex penses to date is .17,1 02.83. This includes most everything, except possibly a few of the last salary cle-cks that were not cashed before members left for their homes, and which will reach the state treasur er's office later through the banks cashing them. To this amount is to be added the (52 10 appropriated for the extra ten days work of the chief clerks of the two houses and two stenographers, making a total of $57,402.83. The measures enact ed into law, exclusive of joint reso lutions and memorials, number 104. The average cost is $155.79. The cost per day of the legisla tive session was nearly $800. The total cost of the last legisla tive session exceeds that of the 1913 s. ssiou by nearly $2,000. The 1913 session cost $15,400.43. The cost of the ninety day session in 1012 the first session of the first stale legislature was $74,753. 88. Santa Fe New Mexican. One good furnished room to rent, northwest of schoolhouse. Gentle man preferred. Robert Hangerter. 14-3L Deputy Sheriffs G. C. Johnson and Oscar Lundy returned Wednesday from Santa Fe, where they deliver ed prisoners to the penitentiary. Col. J. M. Potter of the Escondi do ranch on the Cimarron, attended to business in the city the first of the week. A. J. Payne of near Sedan, was a busines visitor and trader in town Wednesday. Jack Lenhart of the Cimarron country, attended to business in the city this week. Jack has many good friends i la Clayton who are always glad to see him. Don Luis Garcia of Trinidad, Col orado, spent several days inlhe city this week, the guest of his daughter, Mrs. F. C. de Baca. 900,000,000 Bl'SIIELS The third successive record wheat crop is now predicted by both government and trade crop statisticans, an aggregate crop of 900,000,000 bushels of wheat being expected the coming year. With this country feeding the world, an other immense fortune is to be dumped into the laps of the farm ers, especially of those of tho grain belt. Even if the war is ended soon prices are certain to be good, as the demand for grain for both seed and feed in the European countries, will he great for some lime tocóme. Such a crop as predicted will be the recorrd one for all time. Great acre ages are being turned under this year to meet the demands of the world on America, and th.) Ameri can fanner is responding. The win ter wheat yield is expected to reach 700,000,000 bushels, and the spring wheat crop 2 í 0,000,000. The estimate of a 700,000,000 bushel winter wheat crop is based on a loss of only 203,000.00 acres up to harvest, and an average yield of i little over I buslwds, as compared with 19 bushels for last year. The spring wheat acreage may go over 19,000,000 acres, compared with 17, 533,ooo last year. Kansas acreage this year is 2 per cent less than last year's record, and Kansas is very unc-rtain. Oklahoma and Texas ucreugc is 12 p.-r cent above last year, and Nebraska beats last year by 10.f per cent. The outlook is unusually encouraging all over the country, particularly in the grain belt. We are loaning a good deal of money on lands and on livestock, or both. Come in and talk with us as to these. If you are putting i'l a ci op, we will loan you money mi tl ut. A. W. IT. copson A Co. Methodist Notes for Sunday, April 4 Easter 9:15 a. m. Sunday school. 10:45 a. in. Morning worship, and sermon by the pastor. Subject, "Defenders of the Cross." The lo cal commandery of the order of Knight Templars will worship with us at this service. There will bo special Easter music. 3:00 p. m. Preaching at Burnette schoolhouse. ;.:.0 p. m. East, r program and concert by the children. Mid-week service for bible study on Wednesday evening at 7:30. Children's class for instruction on Friday at 4:15 p. m. Ray Spotts I Him, Minister. A Fire Bug , , Sunday evening a carefully laid plan to destroy the Owl cafe build ing was discovered in the nick of lime. George Peck and Carl Cross man were passing the building and smelted gasoline so strongly thut they started an investigation. The proprietor of the place, James M. Haines, was at the Dixie theatre and was called out. He went immediate ly to the rear of the building, and was gone so long without appear ing inside, that the boys called H. limns, owner of the building, and went in quest of him. They found him in the rear winding up a fuse and otherwise trying to cover some bad appearances. Gasoline had been spilled all over the place, and a dish full of the explosive had been placed in the center of the floor and a fuse laid from it to the rear door. The fuse had burned to the dish and went out, leaving a blackened trail where it burned. The miscreant made one mistake and that was in placing the end of the fuse in the gasoline. Officers were called, and Haines and Roscoe Fox, a crony, were arrested and placed in jail. If the plan had succeeded, several business buildings, and probably the entire block would have been de stroyed. Win. G. Rears of Bhattuck, Okla homa, arrived in the city Wednes day and expects to make his future home here. He will engage in the farm loan business. We certainly welcome "Billy" to Clayton, as he i is one of the best men we know.