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THE CLAYTON HEWS.
The Pullman Cafe 33 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT LAUDET & JOHNSTON, MOP. m ar m . C - - Meals - - :-?hr SPECIAL SUNDAY DLNNERS 50o 'VICE PLEASANT ROOMS IN CONNECTION OUR MOTTO: SERVICE - CLEANLINESS - QUALITY ft : r vie - if;.' by- ABSTRACTS AND INSURANCE The Clayton Abstract Co., Inc. BONDED ABSTRACTERS CLAYTON, NEW MEXICO D. D .MONROE, Manager. Phone 223 THE PUREST MONEY CAN BUY Every prescription filled from our stock of drugs, is positively the f BEST that money and skill will produce Davis Drug Company I CLAYTON, NEW MEX. Star Lumber Co. WHY NOT? WHY NOT RET ALL YOU PAY FOR? OTHERS SELL VALUE WE ADD SERVICE, THEREFOAE YOU GET VALUE AND SERVICE. Phone 158 A. E. MONTIETII, Mor. Clayton, N. M. QUALITY SUPREME Wo aro not trying tu bake a cheap loaf 1ml a good luaf, one thai will bring re pent orders ami more cus tomers well pleased cus tomers. Therefore, wo must bake quality in it. And we do. Every slice proves that. Generally- the dlhplnys thai wo have in our windows lire Uio subject of cry favorable comment. We arc respectfully callinn your attention lo our.Wast Win dow and tho wonderful showing of beautiful Volralh Whlto Kmimol Wpro there Is no bettor. "Made. In America," this ware may be likened to the Haviluml X of tho Kitchen and the Inner Household. Wo have the Volrath White Enamel Wuro from the humble $ Kjtchoii Sink Strainer to Lord of tho Household's Private RaUu We will appreciate your examining and aivhin us the benefit of your opinion. . ' The R. W. Isaacs Hardware Co. WE HAVE EVERYTHING FOR THE KITCHEN HUT 11 IE FOOD f AND THE COOK ( PROBLEMS OF THE FARMER All articles under this hoad aro contributed, and this column in opon for Iho dlsous9lon of Farm Problems or any subject per taining to tho wolfaro of farmers or farm organization. It is nol controlled by any individual, bul is open lo anyono who doslros lo air his iows on agricultural subjects. Hut arllolos of abusive or purely political or religious naluro will not bo considered. Nono of tiloso artlclos havo any bearing whatever on tho policy of this paper. All articles must bear tho signature of the writer. EI5NY, MEENY, M1NY, MO You remember how wo children (or "kids") used to "count out" to determine who should be "it" in some of our childish games. "Men aro hut children of a largor growth and so in oiir grown-up gamos we must havo some group-up method of counting out to detormino who will bo "it" in our grown-up gamos. The counting oul process is a waste of precious timo, so we children counted out once and then the rules of tho gamo automatically deter mined who should bo "it" following ooch crisis of tho game. In "yo olden limos" the grown-up children did tho same. Tho count ing oul process to determino who should bo chlof or king was usually a revolution or bloody war of some kind. Having onco counted out all his competitors, the new king was reasonably suro of his Job for lifo and upon his death the kingship automatically passed on to his old est son or his oldest child. Tims Iho gamo might proceed for several years or for sovoral centuries bc-' foro it becamo necessary to again "count oul" and start tho game over again. About a century and a half ago our forefathers, tired of tho old rules of tho game, started somo now methods of "counting oul." Of i course tho chango has not been loo radical. Somo of tho old methods still persist. Blood stained soldiers liko Washington, Jackson, Grant and Roosevelt havo sized tho kingship. rhal method of securing tho king ship seems now lo be decidedly on tho wane. It failed in Dewey's case. Pershing didn't get a presidential boom started, while tho Wood boom inflated by the bloodiest war of the ages and ballasted by a fabulous pot of gold, was wrecked in its infancy. In making tho rules of tho game wo have a two-fold end in view. Wo desire to have the counting out process eliminate the unqualified and leave tho best qualified man the victor in tho game. Wo also desire that tho victor shall bo tho real choleo of the people. Our rules for getting a president are beautiful in theory. A few representative men are elected to choose Iho president. A few representative" men aro bet ter qualified- In pass upon Iho merits of the available presidential-timber than would bo tho masses. That this man will ho tho real choleo of Iho people is guaranteed by letting the people choose Ihoir own proxies till presidential electors. Hut tho fool people or politicians won't work the machino the way it was intend cd lo work. Tho results may be Just as satisfying as tho rosults ob lained by the boy who used his father's razor to scrape a poorly .scalded hog, but it is an awful strain on (lie machine. It was intended by the makers of tho rules thai tho president' should secure his posi tion in exarlly the same manner that tho superintendent of the Clayton schools secures hit. II is beautifully simple. Tho volets of Clayton elect a board of education attd tho board of education is free lo select from Iho vast amount of available ma terial the one best qualified for the position. Isn't that fine and satis factory? Suppose Iho electoral col lege should sometime decide to play the game according to the rules and scrap tho results of tho presidential .onventions and really got down to tho businoss of selecting the man best qualified for office? Wouldn't somebody howl? The rulos aro Jmporfeol enough, hut the way we oboy and disobey lite counting out rules of the gamo Is sometiung scandalous. In, somo states wc hao Ihe convention Sys tem, lit other stales we havo tho pi Unary system. In somo states wo have I lie secret ballot. In somo other stales tho ballot is not so so crel. Somo officials arc olected by irect voto of tho people. Somo of ficials aro elected by proxies who aro elected by tho people. Somo officials aro appointed by other of ficials. Somo officials hold office for llfo or during good bohavior! Othors hold office for long lorms and still olfiers for short lorms. Somo officials admlnistor lliolrof ficos according to their best Judg ment. Others admlnistor thoir of fices according to the dlolalos of thoir own pookot book, while othors oboy the dictates of tho bogeos or big business. In somo sjates the bosses and tho political ring manip úlalo tho conventions by the gloom roller, slalo or "influence." In oth er statos tho bogeos find some way lo manipulate tho primary system. Sometimes Hiere Is logrolling and buying or trading of volee. Some times a voter vote as he pleases, Sometimos he voles to pleaBB jgmo one else and somolimes ho makes a mistake and votes neither to please himself or anyone else. Sometimos there is mud slinging, but of late people have come In realize that the mud slingcr is suro to got all muddied up while the mud may nut tilt the other fellow or may not stick to him after it tut tyux One of our most curious counting oul rules is the rule which gives the peoplo of Clayton a voico in tho se lection of tho superintendent of Iho rural schools, while thoy havo no direct volco In tho selection oí tho superintendent of tiieir own school. Tho solemn sido of our counting out rulos is Iho sacred obligation It placos upon every voter to go to the polls and uso his host Judgment in helping seleot tho officials who oro supposed lo be host qualified and bost oblo to do tho will of tho peo ple. One good feature of the present counting out system is tho fact that it insures on tho narl of candidates and politicians a period of good bo- navior preceding election, just as Christmas insures a period of good behavior on tho narl of thn smnll boys. And the analogy holds still further. Both theso poriods of good behavior ore bought with a great price. CHAS. E. ANDERSON. SENECA ITEMS SEDAN Mrs. Ella Vandovere of Spring field, 111., who has been a visilnr at the home of her. brother. Mr. J. O. Pudge, of Liberty School Dis trict, for sonic weoks, left Wednes day for Redondo Beach, Cal, where she will spend tho winter with her (laughter and family. The Republican speaking which was hold at Scdh.n school house Friday night. October 20, was well attended. Tho following nominees wore prosent: Messrs. Scarlolt, Caldwell, Garcia, Best and Mrs. White, of Polsom. H. 11. Erretl and J. E. Busklrk mad o the main talks of the evening. Wo were glad to seo the women represented in thoso accompanying the speakers. The Democrats will hold their meeting October 20. On Friday night, tho now Ottor- hein Guild of the U. B. Church, mot vvllh Pastor Rulh Smith at Iho par- sonago. An intercstingBiblc study was conducted by tho president, Miss Ora Jones, followed by tho so- Woslcy Freehurg is visiting with friends and relatives in this vicin ity. Mrs. Hattio Carpenter and sons are moving on tho Fred Knapp farm. Mrs. Carpenter was mixed up in a runaway team and had a shoulder badly bruised. Tho Carnival given by the Seneca High School was quile a success. Tho boys furnished the material for candy making. The girls made (ho candy from which 815.00 was receiv ed. ?53.O0 worth of pies wero sold and consumed. The students wish lo thank the Clayton peoplo who so generously helped them out. The sum mado will bo used lo furnish athletic equipment. Mrs-. Will Howard was called to Trinidad Saturday a week ago by the death of her nicco, Myrllo Do- vine, the youngest child of J. P. Devine, who is quito well known here, having been In business in Te.xllno at ono time. Mrs. Howard wishes to thank -the kind noighbors who kept her llltlo girl during her absence, and rendered her every kindness possible In tho time of trial, also tho lady al cenlral, who put iho messago thru so promptly. Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Johnson pavo a mask balT at their home on tho 28th. A largo crowd attended. Many pretty costumes wero there, also many comical ones. Miss Alga Baker spent a few clays visiting friends and relatives near Seneca, this week. Because of a discord that has al ways existed between somo of tho districts now in the Seneca school, our principal, Park Pender, has re signed, which certainly makes the work hard for tho high school and leachors. Whilo sorry to lose Mr. Pender, we think ho did tho right thing, absolutely. The C. E. Society of Seneca, coach ed by Mrs. Gene Blackwcll, put on a play last Friday evening, which It would be hard to compete with. Every actor had worked faithfully, and rendered their parts perfectly. Tho playing of Doacon Dubbs of "Sorgum Center," slato of Woet Virginity., was a laugh from begin ning to end. Tho nudilorium was crowded lo tho limit and $37.50 was realized, which will be used by the society for lileraturo. "Only the Best for me!" declares the women who takes pride in the kind of food she sets before her f canity. She known it doesn't pay to waste her good effort and her good flour, eggs and other materials by using anything but ROYAL tho best bak ing powder made. It Contains No Atom Leaves No Bitter Taste eial hour and relreshmcnts. The regular monthly mecling will be held in November, place to be announc ed later. "CYCO." Advertise in Tho News. The Republican congress nol only provided a way for farmors to or ganize for co-opcrativo marketing, hut the beneficial effects of tho tar- Iff aro already reflected in tho mar ket reports on farm products. The telegraphic markets of last Patur day and Monday were showing this improved condition in every market center, taking it oul of the range of the speculator. This should bo of inlerosl just now, because Mr Jones ts talking tariff in an effort lo fool tho sheep and wool growors the. miners and tho farmers of the state, into tho belief that a tariff on their products has injured them. A STOVE FOR EVERY HOME - WE ARE PREPARED TO OFFER YOU A STOVE THAT WU.L BE SUITABLE FOR YOUR HOME, WHETHER YOU PREFER HOT BLASTS, HEATERS OR CIRCULATORS THE GREAT WESTERN STOVES ARE THE MOST SATIS FACTORY TO HAVE IN THE HOME. THEY CONSERVE FUEL AND GIVE OUT A UNIFORM HEAT THAT REACHES EVERY CORNER OF THE ROOM. THE GREAT WESTERN CIRCULATORS LEAVE NO COLD AIR POCKETS, BUT EVENLY DISTRIBUTE THE HEAT THRU CIRCULATION SO THAT AIR ON YOUR FLOOR IS AS? WARM AS THAT WHICH TOUCHES YOUR CEILING. COME IN, LET US SHOW YOU OUR LINE AS THE SEASON APPROACHES. KILBURN FURNITURE Clayton COMPANY NewMex. THE TREND Mr. H. J. Hagerman, president of tho Taxpayers' Association, says: '' " "But, irrespective of details, it is tho tone, tho trend, in the course of public affairs, and its results which an administration is ultimately to be t held responsible for. " 'What has actually been Iho trend, Iho tona of our recent slalo admin- istration and of tho dictators of Iho "republican" policies in New Mexico as regards the all-important questions of retrenchment of public oxpcndU . j. ... tures and lower taxes." Here is tho Trend of the "so called" State levy, throe fifths of which goes hack -V. ' lo the counties for roads, schools, etc.: Levy 1010 5.75 mills ( Levy 1020 5.23 mills Levy 1921 . 5.00 mills Levy 1022 .50 mills Downward Trend In Four Years Amounts to $437,500 Horo is Iho Trend of the Highway Levy, all of whioh is relumed lo tho soifnlittS ., ' . by which it is paid in: ? . Levy 1020 ... iZO mills .r . , ' - Levy 1021 , r- ,r 8.00 mills ' -, i Levy m - , UO mills j:. - Downward Trend In Four Years Amounts to $0Q, Here is tho Trend of the Sohool Expenditures through effort of ropublieon officials. Thoso reductions havo boon made after eonferonoo and agreement with " ', lOflol' boards and havo nol in any instance injured the sehoola: In 10SH by Slato Educational Auditor 8 200.000 In 1022 by Slato Educational Auditor AIO.O0O In 102S by Stale Tax Commission . 50,000 In 1928 by Sucplua'applled against levy 320.000 Downward Trend of Sahools $1,010,000. Total Trend of Reduction $2,147,500 t