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NO. 15.
light on beginning of hah
Great European Conflict Could Eas
lly Huve Been Prevented Is Con
tention of the Allies.
It may seem a vain thing to at
tempt at this day to II x the respon
sibility for the European war, hut
Sir Edward Grey did well, in his
address in London, to fasten atten
tion upon one point. To prevent
the outbreak of the war last Au
gust, he afllrmed, there could have
born "a European conference when
and' where Germany desired." This
statement ran he amply verilled
from the official dispatches at the
time. Indeed, the Germans do not
deny it. It is not even mentioned,
for example, in the controversial
article recently published by Ir.
Karl HellTerich, the German minis
ter of finance. This is skillful and
plausible, but begins with the Rus
sian mobilization, passing over en
tirely the fact that, if Germany had
agreed to England's proposals, steps
could easily have been taken fo pre
vent further mobilization in any of
the countries involved. The Ger
man government, to be sure, de
clared that Sir Edward Grey's plan
was not feasible, but has never ex
plained why. If the thing had to
he done over again, we doubt if Ger
many would dismiss so cavalierly
the suggestion of England that a
conference of the powers be held
"when and where Germany desired."
I pon the subject of Heliuin for
swearing her neutrality by entering
into military schemes with Great
Britain, the World, in its interview
with King Albert, cites a statement
by the Belgian ruler which goes to
the very heart of the question:
"No one in Belgium gave the name
of Anglo-Belgian Conventions to
the letter of General Ducarne t the
Minister of War detailing the en
tirely informal conversations with
the British military attache, but I
was so desirous of avoiding even
the semblance of anything that
might be construed as unneutral
that I had the matters, of which it
is now sought to make so much,
communicated to the German mili
tary attache in Brussels. When the
Germans went through our archives
they knew exactly what tiny would
llnd, and all their present surprise
ami indignation are assumed."
Here is a direct assertion which
calls for an equally unambiguous re
ply. It certainly was an unusual
conception of neutrality which im
pelled the. Belgian government to
acquaint the German government
with precautions Belgium was tak-
ing against a German invasion; but
it was good statesmanship, too, j
since the Belgian purpose would be ,
served if Germany was aware that
Belgium was pn pared to defend her :
neutrality. W hy the statesmen at (
Berlin upon the outbreak of hostil- j
ities should have pleaded the law I
of necessity instead of accusing Bel- 1
giuin of perlldity, as they did later, !
is a puzzle perhaps fo be explained
by the general muddle in German
diplomacy that marked the begin
nings. New York Evening I'ost.
W llhird Puts Negro to Bad
Jess Willard, known to the pugi
listic world as the Kansas cowboy,
won the heavyvveight championship
of the world from Jack Johnson, tin;
odoriferous coon who has disgraced
the sport for ten years, at Havana,
Cuba, Monday, April 5th.
Johnson is a great lighter, and for
twenty rounds set the pace and
slugged, hooked and smashed Wil
lard almost at will. He is one of
the most scientilic heavyweights the
game has ever produced, and at
sparring and boxing Willard is a
novice compared to him. On the
other hand, Willard, who is but
. twenty-six years tdd, is about the
most perfect specimen of physical
manhood known, and Johnson was
simply unable to hurt him. After
-the negro had fought himself out
and his age began to tell, Willard
stepped in and with a few well di
rected pile-driver blows to the body
and a terrific smash to the jaw,
knocked Iho coon cold, being pro
claimed champion after one min
ute of lighting in Hie 2üth round.
Willard has issud u statement in
whirh lie declare that he will never
11 Bht another nogre.
Livingston Ward
Hiram M. Livingston of near Pat
terson, and Mrs. Marie Ward, who
taught school at that place the past
winter, were married Wednesday
evening by Justice Kingdom. They
will make their future home in Col
orado. Both are popular in the Pat
terson neighborhood, and have many
friends who join The News in wish
ing (hern every success, and great
Hiflfis Buir
On Tuesday of this week, at the
home of the bride on her parents'
ranch sixteen miles north of this
city, at high noon, Hazel Lcnore
lliggs, charming daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Hazel lliggs, and Benja
min Bail' were unitetd in he holy
bonds of luarimony, in the presence
f I he immediate relatives and a
few friends. Hev. Hay Spotts I him,
acting pastor of the bride, officiat
ed, using the ring ceremony. Im
mediately after the wedding cere
mony, all present parlok of an elab
orate wedding luncheon.
Mr. and Mrs. Bair will reside in
he community, where the groom is
engaged in farming.
They have many friends who join
with The N, ws in wishing them
great happiness and prosperity as
they journey through life together.
One good furnished room to rent,
northwest of schoolhouse. Gentle
man preferred. Robert Bangerter.
Grape Juice Diplomacy
When Secretary Daniels elimin
ated wine from navy lockers and
Secretary Bryan made .state dinners
famous by the substitution of
grape juice for claret, a roar of
laughter went up from the chan
cellors of Europe at what the gov
erning minds of the various nations
labeled our "grape juice diplo
mats." Certain imperial orders recently
issued in Russia; the impression of
the green siren in Frunce, and pend-
I nig restrictive measures in Merry
England, make it appear that the
stand taken by the American offi
cials may not be so humorous af
á ..o tu ti ii
I ter an. .tiiMiiiuertiue nerum.
revolver is a niekle-plated sub
1 stitute for
bravery, which has prac
tically driven the original arta 1
out of the market.
The revolver gives a puny man
with a 'Hi-inch brain and the pluck
of a grasshopper, a 100-yurd reach,
and makes him more deadly than a
Sioux Indian. There was a time
when this country had no danger
ous animals, except bears and wol
ves and life was safe, except on the
frontiers, hut now vast hordes of 1(5
year old hoys who use their skulls
for a dime novel bookcase, roam the
streets with cigarettes in their face
and portable cannon in their hip
pockets, producing obituaries with
the skill and enthusiasm of a chol
era microbe; while it is at all times
possible to meet a personal enemy
who has been chasing you for a
week, and who is reluctantly com
pelled to defend himself when he
catches you by filling you so full of
lead that your remains will require
eiglit pall-tiearers. Revolvers are
now so generally used in debate, in
domestic quarrels and repartee of
all sorts, that 8,000 Americans die
of them each year, it is said.
For Sale
A fino 2-year-old Spanish Jack of
the classy kind. May be seen at the
O. K. Feed Yard on or after Mon
day, April 19, and for two weeks af
ter, unless sold before. Owner can
be found at Pioneer Garage. 15-2t
Uncle Sam East Losing Out in This
Lund District. New People Fust
Taking Vacant Lands.
50,954.11 acres were taken up in
this land district during the month
of March, 1015, tills being next to
the largest aereaba ever allowed
since the district; was organized.
There have been taken up and al
lowed in the past fline months 358,
711.74 acres. This shows conclus
ively that government land in Union
county is being horhesteaded rapidly
and it is a question of a very short
time until all vaejint land will be
taken. There hae been from fif
teen to twenty peityle on the streets
every day for the past week looking
for homes here. Evidently the peo
ple of the older slates are looking
upon this sections of New Mexico
with a keen eye, and Union county
is bound to enjoy a year of prosper
ity such as it has never known be
fore. Beside the homestead entries
mentioned above, thousands of acres
of deeded lands have changed own
ers. Union county farmers are put
ting out record crops, and consid
ering the linn season now in the
ground it will not be surprising if
farming land is selling for from $25
to $.'15 per acre within one year.
A Land Office Business
Thos. L. Owen, receiver of the U.
S. Land Oflice at Clayton, was in the
citv Monday on business connected
wilh his oflice. In an interview with !
Mr. Owen he stated that on July I,
l'.M there was 700,(100 acres of open
land in his district, of which over
one half has been taken up to this
time, November 1UU, being the big-
gest month with 52,000 acres filed
upon. This land -Is prov ing a suc
cess as agricultural laud, splendid
crops being raised thereon the past
year. The filings are for the great
er part being made by people from
Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Mr.
Owen further slated that Clayton is
enjoying a prosperous and healthy
trade. Northeastern New Mexico
laud, which is as productive as laud
in eastern states commanding high
prices, together with the ideal cli
mate and heslpeople, are the chief
reasons for locating in this section.
Raton Reporter. v
For Sale
f5 heud cows and 2 bulls. Extra
1 quality, all natives. 75 head
: coming three and four years
' I. May be seen at my ranch 7'j
southwest of Texline. II. II.
.millón. li-3t.
Special Notice
! he town clerk is instructed to no
t.:y all residents of Clayton to clear
II; ir premises of all rubbish of
whatsoever kind, including dead an
ii.ials and fowls, also that the prac
ii e of throwing refuse of any kind
i i the alleys must be discontinued.
1 1 st of hauling will be great
ly reduced by all taking pains to
keep their ashes free from rubbish
and otherwise clean so they can be
used on the streets. Those doing
this will be able to get their rubbish
hauled away for 50c per load, if
same can he easily loaded from the
alley; less than loads will be hand
led in proportion. Anyone failing
to clean up as here required, will
have their premises cleaned under
the supervisión of the sanitary
board, with additional cost.
It is further advised that Ordi
nance No. 8 will in future be strict
ly enforced. This ordinance pro
hibits the keeping of hogs in the
city limits, or permitting chickens
to run at large, under penalty of a
line or imprisonment, or both, at
discretion of the court.
It is to the interest of all to co
operate with the city olllcials to
make Clayton clean and sanitary,
and it is earnestly hoped that it will
not be necessary to use compulsory
measures in a single instance to en
force the above ordinances.
By order of the Board of Trustees
Town of Clayton, New Mexico.
First episode of the "Twenty Mil
lion Dollar Mystery" will appear on
the screen at The Dixie, Wednes
day, April 11th. The story is run
ning in all the leading newspapers
of the country. Nothing but the
Thanhauser Stars appear in this
series of pictures, which is a guar
antee. 15
Milo HatclifT returned Tuesday
from Denver, where he purchased a
line new soda fountain for the City
Drug Store. Milo is making a suc
cess as a young business man.
Fence Post Wanted
1500 good sound post. Call at the
Pioneer Garage up until April 21.
Mrs. Sol. Ham, Dead
Mrs. Solomon Ham, wife of the
popular young ranchman, died Wed
nesday morning at the Winchester
hospital, blood poisoning being the
immediate cause of death. The fu
neral was held Thursday afternoon
and was conducted by Hev. Herein,
pastor of the Baptist Church. The
(hid Fellows and Rebeccas conduct
ed the services at the grave. Manv
friends and neighbors of the family j
came in from the counry to attend
the funeral.
Mrs. Bam is survived by her hus
Uiii I and three small children, and
by her father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Stevens, of Tucnmcari, who
were present at the death and at
tended the funeral. The News ex
tends sincere sympathy to the be-
reaved family
Wateh for the announcement date
on "The Dollar Mark." which is to
be exhibited soon at The Dixie. 15
Methodist Notes for Sunday, April It
!t:45 a. rn. Sunday school.
10:15 a. in. Morning worship and
sermon by the pastor.
3:(M) p. m. Preaching at Apache
Valley schoolhouse.
7:00 p. in. Young peoples service.
7:15 p. in. Evening worship, and
sermon by the pastor. Music by a
large chorus choir.
Mid-week service for bible study
Wednesday evening at 7:1)0 o'clock.
Children's class Friday afternoon
at 1:15 o'clock.
Ray Spotts I him, Minister.
The American Legion
The American Legion is an organ
ization trying to get into comnmiii
calion with, enlist the help of, and
secure the co-operation of those
men scattered throughout the coun
try who would come to the defense
of their country in case of war. It
is a movement which deserves the
success with which it has met, be
cause, in case of war, it could be of
Hie greatest assistance. Men who
have had training in (he regular ar
my, in the states' militia, or in civil
life, and who would volunteer in
case of war, should he located and
kept in communication with each
other. The American Legion is sim
ply an organization that will assist
the government in case of need. It
asks neither state nor national aid
financially or otherwise.
The commission for relief of the
Belgians, with headquarters in the
city of New York, reports that a to
tal of more than 21,500,000 has been
received, and the greater part of it
sp nt for the Belgians. Nearly six
ty cargoes of foodstuff valued at
more than $20,000.1X10, had been sent
to Rotterdam for relief purposes up
to the middle of March. It re
quires about 90,(XH) tons of food per
month to keep the Belgians from
Curd of Thanks
We take this means of extending
our sincere and heartfelt thanks to
the many friends who so kindly ren
dered aid. sympathy and comfort at
the time of the recent sad death of
our son and brother. Y'our kindness
cheered us greatly in our affliction.
Y'our friendship will ever be grate
fully remembered.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brophy.
John Brophy, Jr.
Government Issues notice that Foot
and .Mouth Disease Is Thing of
the Past.
Washington, April 5. With the
livestock foot and mouth epidemie
curbed, the department of agricul
ture today issued orders modifying
quarantine regulations in many of
the infected districts. The orders
were the first issued since the cam
paign against the disease began last
fall that added new territory to the
quarantined area.
Reports during the past few weeks
have shown steady improvement in
conditions, and on April 1 the de
partment announced that there was
no animal in the United States suf
fering with the disease. Since thi n
there have been reports of sporadic
cases, but it is believed that com
plete eradication of the plague is
almost in sight.
School Election Was Quiet Affair
The annual school election held
last Monday resulted in the election
f Mrs. Jennie I team, and Dr. D. W.
Haydoii, both for a term of four
years. Several tickets were in the
field, but the strength developed by
the opposing candidates was almost
nil. The day was cloud; and threat
ening, a fact that caused a light
vote. The result of the voting was
as follows:
Mr. Jennie Ileum. 221
Dr. D. W. Haydoii, 20:t
N. F. Gallegos, 35
R. W. Isaacs, 31
F. C. de Baca, 24
Mrs. J. M. Davis, 1.1
A. James McDonald, II
How to Learn War
Crawl through the trenches of an
unfinished sewer excavation in the
slush and putting wind of a sleet
storm. Touch o IT a few sticks of
lynamite from time to time to keep
you unaware of the lack of regular
meals and have an obliging police
man empty his revolver occasional
ly in your general direction. Four
or live early morning hours of this
will make you forevermore a real
neutral. Collier's.
Our guess is th:;t the
p: opb
this community enjoyed
it was such a nice day.
The dance this week at the new
Guy schoolhouse was well attend
ed. Music was furnished by Mr. and
Mrs. Fisher. Every one enjoyed
themselves hugely, and did not go
home until an early hour in the
u'l'he party at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Wood's was well at
tended. Supper was served at 10:30.
Games were played and every one
enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
Mr. Nin Halcomh will leave New
Mexico in a few days for a trip to
Mr. Chas. Stone and family, Mr.
C. M. Sprague, and Mr. Ira Wood,
were Sunday visitors at the home
of Mrs. L. A. Stone.
J. W. Stone and family were Sun
day visitors at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde HulT.
"Mr. Bee Rainwater, Mr. Carl
Moore and two friends, who were on
their way to Colorado, were delay
ed Tuesday evening by the rain
storm. The delay was announced
by their chápenme, Miss Sylvia
Editor's request. Please, and
please again. Please give dates, or
something that will definitely es
tablish the time of happenings.
George Kleine presents "Vendet
ta," Monday, April 19th, at The Dix
ie Theatre. Matinee at 2:30 p. in.,
and regular show at 7:30 p. m. This
production had a long run at Den
ver, i' 15
F. C. de Baca, deputy county trea
surer, left Friday afternoon for
Santa F'e to look after business con
nected with his oflice. He will re
turn the first of next week.

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