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CLAYTON NEWS 1 1 - , T DEVQTED TO THE INTERESTS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND THE UPBUILDING OF THE COMMUNITY. ' VOLUME VIII. CLAYTON, NEW .MEXICO, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1915. . No 19. M NY GO TO DES MOINES, N. M. ! ShaUuck, Okla., Papcr.'Gives CJnod Roost to Union County anil to the Town of Dos Moines. The New Mexico fever as a kind of epidemic lias prevailed here for (lie past year. More than a year ago the disenso mado its appearance in a mild form in our county. A few of our citizens, through a desire for cheap lands, were exposed and con tracted the disease, and it has been spreading ever since. Good crops were raised in that section of the country the past year and the prospects are Une for a re peater this year, and this fact is at- trading many people to that coun-. try. The Monitor man has been over the country several times, and can say that it is a beautiful coun try. The soil is rich, and when the "wild" is subdued it will no doubt he a very productive country. We are not boosting the country particularly, but when so many ShaUuck people aro becoming in terested we speak of tho place and those who are going to that country as a matter of news. !es .Moines is located in Union county, the northeastern county of New Mexico, just at the edge of the mountains, the .country east of it being a plains country and mostly adapted to farming.- The land is being rapidly taken up by fanners. To the west the mountain country is a stock country and is adapted principally to sheep and cattle rais ing, coal and other mining. Many former citizens of this county are located in the immediate vicinity of les Moines and are doing well. A number of our business men went over there last week to look over the situation and have become sp interested that some of them expect to engage in business there rigid away. Heretofore there have been two towns at Des Moines a north and a south town and harmffrfy was lacking. Arrangements have been made with' the Colorado 4 Southern Railway for the purchase of the for ty acres of land between the two towns and for bringing the people there together on terms of equality and real town boosters are at the head of the project. The chances are good now for Des Monos to go ahead and mak'e a lively little city. Our town will be represented there in a business way by such men as M. S. Calhoon in the oil and gas business; J. L. Pryor in the banking business; Win, ü. Sears, townsite promoter"; El.a Davis of the Davis Drug Company; S. H. Witcher, fur niture and -undertaking; Turbush& Haines, hardware and automobiles; and several others. The new town is a prospective railraod center, and things in gen eral look well for it in tho future. We predict for it in the near future a splendid boom, and wish for our friends who have gone hither un bounded success. ShaUuck (Okla.) Monitor. Methodist Notes for .Sunday, .May 9 í : í 5 a. ni., Sunday school. 10:45 a. m., preaching by the pas tor. Subject of sermon: "The Se- cret of Christ's Appeal to Men." Special music, Anthem by tho Choir, and Bolo by Miss MeAVhood. , 3:110 p. m., Preaching at Apache Valley. 7:45 p. m., Evening worship. Sub ject óf sermon: "The Message of Moral Law." Special music by a mixed quar tette, composed of Mrs. Grimm, Miss McWhood, Messrs. Steele and Dum. Chorus meets Tuesday evening at 8:00 o'clock. Mid-week bible study class meets Thursday evening'at 7:30 o'clock. I'iy Spotts Dmn, Minister, j ttaptlst Ladies Aid ' The Baptist Ladies Aid will meet' at the horn,! of Mrs. (leo. Williams next Tiie'iiluy afternoon. All mem bres are urgi d to attend. Visitors cordially irvit -d. y Discovering Corn Meal The war in Europe is likely to teach the Europeans the value of corn meal as human food. The de mand for it has already boosted the price of corn in American mar'o N, and it is likely to boost it still h j.1i -er. This1 is unfortunate for tin-me-dic consumers of corn bread a,d iioiled mush, but there will be com pensations. After the war ii over the Europeans will continue to eat it, and the Holds of waving corn on the American farms will he Ira un formed into gold mines. The yel low kernels will glint with the real luster of wealth. Hut even though corn meat is dearer than it was a few weeks ago, it is still cheaper than wheat Hour. Necessity may teach some Americans that they can reduce the cost of living, even now, by using more, corn meal. And that will be another form in which tho compensation will manifest itself. Civil War Horse Still Lives The oldest horse that served tin country in the Civil War is still alive, at the age of 53 years, at Horseheads, N. V. It is owned by I'. A. Mcintosh, who is also a veter an of the same war. To prove his assertion, Mr. Mcintosh shows the government -brand on the animal's hip, which reads, "I. C. 18(15." Horse and man served in the same regi ment. Although bent with. age his hair truing gray and his teeth be coming worn, the old warhorse is tit-ill able to eat 12 quarts of oats and take his master to town occasion ally. It is estimated the animal is at least 53 years old. Farmers say the average life of a horse is about 15 years. Odd Bits or News Lancaster, Mo. J. Kelly Wright, lecturer for the state board of ag riculture, was here Jast week itir Sperling the elephant farm of Wil liam P. Had, '.Diamond Iiill.i Al though not generally known. Hall has the only elephant market on this continent and since the war, i the largest in either Europe or 'A merica. Hi' controls the elephant trade of this he'misphcre. Des Moines, la. In bankruptcy proceedings here it came out that a Miss Dottie Morgan, a former res ident, had, for a loan of $10, pawn ed her body to Moses Levich, to be delivered to him after death. The woman moved to Denver and Le vich has asked the court if the pledge can be counted as an asset. Oakland, Calif. Alex. Jncobi, and daughter Grace, were motoring on the boulevard last week when a bee stung Jacob i on the face. The sur prise and paiíi caused Jacobi to lose control of tho ctir, which over turned and fatally injured his daughter. . ' Columbia, S. C. M,iss Clyde Yar borough has been awarded $3,000 damages for the loss of three inches of skin from her rosy cheek. She was thrown from a street car, and sued the company for $10,000 dam ages. Hrooklyn, N. Y. Caroline Klink, only 17, of a respectable family, col lected $2,375 in thirty days from friends whom she promised to get jobs in the custom service. Her own father paid $50. She bad no means of making good, and is now doing thirty days at HlackweH's Island. Yonkers, N. Y. Peto, a monkey, owned by Mrs. Libhy Dixon, saved his mistress and her guests from death by fire when he dragged her down from her room on the top door to the basement where a brisk lire was burning. For Hail Insurance on (ironing Crops see Pennington & Talbot, Clayton, N. M. Also Eire, Wind storm and Livestock Insurance. 41. Owen Herring left on the noon train Friday for Miami, Texas. Cabbage, sweet potato, and- toma to plants for sale. Will bo ready for sale Saturday, May. 15. Herz stein Seed Co. 10-it SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE MAY 21 The Present Term Was Most Suc cessful in History of the Schind. Three High School Graduates. School closes May 21st. The Ilac ralaureate Sermon will be preach ed Sunday. May'lOlh, in the Haplist church by Rev. Herein. The grad uates are Ima Hanlgravo, Clarence Loveless, and Marion Chelf. The eighth grade commencement wil be on Thursday, May 20.Supor intendenl Errett will deliver the di plomas. Commencement night will lie May 21. Hev. Dum will deliver the class address. The total enrollment this year is 12'.). : Tho school census is 3!)i. The average attendance during the year has b'eii 93 per ciint. The mass meethig held Tuesday night to consider tho. matter of vot ing bonds for an -additional school building, was a food move, when we consider the Crowded condition of the schools at present; and also the fact that Clayton is growing and is a permanent city, and is sur rounded by fertile lands ajid many prosperous citizens who are anx ious to see our town prosper. We think there can be no doubt that the bonds will carry. , The new building should have at least live class rooms, a laboratory, and an auditorium capable of seating two or three hundred people, as well as a manual training room and a do mestic science room. Next Wednesday, ír. Conway, president of the state agricultural college, will visit the schools. pAVe want to arrange for several ad dresses by Dr. Conway. He is doing a good work, and it cannot be loo much encouraged. During the year we-have 'beeio visited by Dr. iioyd, president of ,Uie state univer sily; Dr. Roberts-'of the state nor mal university; State Superinten dent White; UniUrj States Senator Catron; and all ,'ot!-41nnt' gentlemen have been highly pleased with the work of the schools For the first time in the history of the school the state board of education has placed I In Clayton high school on the ac credited list as a first-class high school. To maintain this place, it will lie necessary to add one more teacher to the courseand to make each recitation at least forty min utes long; and no teacher of high school subjects should fiave more than five recitations daily. J. W. Thompson, Supt. Baptist Services, Sunday, May 9 9:45 a. in., Sunday school. V 11:00 a. -m., morning worship, ser mon by the pastor. , 2:00 p. m.. Junior H. Y. P. U. Mrs. T. II. Ilixey, Leader. ' ti: 5 p. in.. Senior 11. Y. P. U. Sub ject, Psalm 103. 7:15 p. m., evening worship, and sermon. Prayer meeting Wednesday eve ning, j J. 0. Herrín, Pastor. Advertised Letters The following letters remain un called for in the Clayton, N. Mexi co, posl-ollice: John A. Fuller. Tom Tune. Sam SUigg. John H. Craig. Floyd Morrisftt. Uraco Gobble. Ralph Albin. Lula Webb. James Jenkins. Joe Hancock. Gladys Tulor. Marie Kanan. W. E. Easterling. Willie Harnes. I. J. Hlunkenship. Leo Chill. Henry Chill. It. II. Wolf. If not called for they will be sent to the Division of Dead Leters on May 20th 1915. Susie S. Pace, Postmaster. The Claytoii News, the popuar pa per. Only 1. per year. , LOCAL AND PERSONAL C. D. .Carr moved Friday to his ranch near Thomas. Robert Bohr of Pueblo. Colorado, is visiting Mrs. Paz Valverde. L. 11. Fans came in Friday from his ranch near Guy, to buy supplies. J. C. Caldwell of near Clapham at tended to business in Clayton Fri day. Jas. E. Selvy of near Sampson, at tended to business in the city Fri day. . Mrs. F. L. Dockstader of Samp son, was shopping in Clayton Fri day. S. W. Hald Moan of near Ml. D at (ended to business in tho county seat Friday. Mrs. Carrie Ryler (if Trinidad, ar rived in Clayton Thursday for an in definite stay. Earnest Scott of near Grenville, transacted business in the county seat Friday. J. Y. Cason of near Tate, was a business visitor and trader in town Wednesday. ; Walton Snyder came from the ranch near Mexhoma Friday for a lead of lumber. v1'rof. Luke Jackson conducted the county examinations at the school building Saturday. v C. F. Bridges purchased a new Ford car this week. Of com.-e' hi got it from WikolT. Lewis ltooth of near Clapham, at tended to business in Clayton Fri day and Saturday. Win. A. Jameson of near Harring ton, was a business visitor and tra der in town Friday. S. F. Redding of Des Moines, at tended to business in the county seat Friday and Saturday. Lewis E. Watson, one of the pro gressive citizens of the Sedan coun try, was in town Friday. Our "stock of Toiler "preparations is complete, prices exactly right. We have it. City Drug Store. H. H. Green of Ivanhoe, Oklahoma, was in town Friday looking for a lo cation in a good country. I. Hiley Hughes of near Kenton, was .in .Clayton Friday. He left on (he evening train for Denver. Dave Kelln and Hilly Hoover, two old , Oklahoma friends of The News man, were in the city this week. J. I!. Phillips moved the first of the week to the I). M. McClure place which he has rented for the year. S. E. Lane and O. A. Howell, real estate men of Sedan, attended to business in the city Tuesday afid Wednesday. Chas. Tanner returned today from a two weeks vacation at the Eklund ranch, where he visited his sister, Mrs. Reed West. C Hon. Mafias L. Casados, county commissioner, transacted business and visited his family in the city the last of the week. Miss Bessie Ilurnett of Kansas, Oklahoma, arrived in Clayton Fri day evening to attend to business and visit friends. Ollie It. Cox has purchased the W. O. Herring tailor shop, and will con tinue the business. Clothes cleaned and pressed like new. 19. Mr. Simental of the National Gar age at Raton, was in Clayton Mon day to deliver the new .runabout purchased by II. J. Hammond. G. C. parham left Thursday noon for Paris, Texas, where he recently purchased a car of cattle. He will ship them to Clayton next week. Oscar Aldredj-e of near Sedan, was here Frid.iy to incet his mot her. Mrs. Aldredge lives at Jopliu Mis souri, and wilt make an extended visit with her son and daiigT.ic,1 on the ranch near..Sedan. W; C. Main, salesman for the Bur rough's Adding Machine Co., and' Mr. French, machinist or the same company, were in t,,wi Friday look ing over the adding machinen here, installed a new posting and adding machine for the State, Hank of Com merce. ' H'SITANIA SI NK BY GERMANS Lives of Crew and 1,253 Passengers Endangered by German Torpe does. .Many Americans Aboard. London, May 7. The Cunard line steamer Lusilania, from New York May I for Liverpool, with 1,253 pas sengers on board, was torpedoed at about 2 o'clock this afternoon at a point about io miles olf Oldhead Kinsdale, Ireland, and later went down. It is believed that her passengers are safe. No details of how they may have been rescued are at hand. One message received said: "It is not known how many of the pas sengers were saved." It was sent from O'teenstown. If she Honied a reasonable length of time before go ing down, it is possible that some of the rescuing ships got to her side. It is believed that the Lusitania's water light bulkheads would lend to keep her afloat. Two hundred of flu' passengers on hoard the Cunarder were transfer red fo1 her from the steamer Ceme ronia before she left New York. The presence of German subma rines in the trans-Atlantic lanes of travel has been indicated by tho sinking, during the past few days, of other liritish vessels off the coast of Ireland. It was the Lusitania which, last February, made use of the Ameri can Hag to protect her from possi ble attack on the part of the Ger man undersea bouts. The report received here says the liner was eight miles olf the Irish coast when she. went down. Washington, May 7. Should any ' Americans lose their lives the caso would be covered, ofllcials thought, by the warning to Gernmny that she would he held in that event by the United States "to a strict accounta bility." OnVinN 'diit' not believe there' would be any complications, how ever, unless American lives wore., lost. A few days ago American ofllcials. heard privately from personal cor respondents that Germany intended to destroy the Lusitania at the first opportunity to terrorize British shipping and restrict ocean com merce with the allies. It was taken for granted by ofll cials here that if there existed a, plan in the German admiralty to torpedo the Lusitania every precau tion had been suggested. G. W. Wilson, the popular C. & S. conductor, whoh as a ranch north east of town, was here today. He. " subscribed for The News. Several of the Giles boys, popular Cimarron cow-punchers, passed through Clayton today on the way V to Ft. Sumner after a herd of cattle. Father M. Dumarest of Folsoin, was in Clayton Friday and Saturday attending the closing exercises of Hie parochial school. As we go to press we learn of the death of J. J. Hodges, who had been ill with pneumonia the past two weeks. The body will be shipped to the old home in Missouri for inter ment. , R. M. Rubottom, one of our good democratic friends of the ML Dora country, and an ex-chairman of the democratic central committee of our old home county in Oklahoma, was a business visitor in-the coun ty seat today. At The Dixie "The Pit," in five acts, the great Shubert and Hrady production, will be shown at The Dixie Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. The Denver ofiice received the films too late to ship to Clayton for Fridy's use as scheduled. This is not only a disappointment to my pitrona but to myself as well. This is an excep tional feature, and. I was in hopes that my people would gel to seo it on the regular feature night Re member, "The Pit" will be shown to nighL May 8th. 19-U. J. II. Rankin.