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VOL. I MOUNTA1NAIK, NEW MEXICO, THUKSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1910 NO. S Moun MINER FAILS DEAD AT CAMP SCHOLLE Leaves Widow in Colorado and Son at Canton, Ok lahoma shipping car or ORE EACH DAY AND BETTER Camp a Busy Place and Business is Increasing. New Store in Camp (dpecitl Correipondence to the Independent) Scholle, N. M., Oct. 11-Wednesday afternoon, October 11, Frank Morris, formerly of Colorado and Oklahoma, but for the past four or five months a resident of Scholle camp, dropped dead at 2 o'clock. He had been In very poor health for some time. He leaves a widow in Colorado. His son at Can ton, Oklahoma was immediately noti fied by wire, and the body will be sent there for burial. The Abo Canyon Copper Mining Co. shipped another car of ore today. They are shipping about four cars per week now and Col. G. W. Prichard,. presi dent of the company, advises that in the near future, they will increase the output to a car per day. They expect to install machinery ere long. The law suit involving title to the Blue Star Mining claim has been deci ded in favor of the Abo Canyon Cop per Mining Co. This is good news and means that development of the proper ty whjch has beep yjng idle for the pant decade will proceed. The Cameron Brothers are shipping another car of ore from the leased property of Mr. Pohl. The Camerons are practical miners and a benefit to the camp. The Keiser shaft is progressing nice ly in charge of Mr. R. Conner, who is another practical miner. The camp needs more good miners and more capital, which will put Schol le on the map as a first class mining camp. Santa Fe Agent Cleghorn is working hord to increase the shipments of ore which now average about a car a day. J. S. Lavender is our new operator at the depot, there now being three tricks, which are badly needed. V. S. Cavins has just secured half in terest in a well drilling outfit which will Htart drilling on his ranch five miles south of Scholle. Mr. Cavins expects to have several head of cattle shipped in, in the near future. Several homestead filings have been made during the last few days south of Scholle, which is an ideal stock country. The new store conducted by R. M. Edward?, formerly of Bejen, is stock : ing up and doing a good business. fifteen Cars Beans from Local Station The rainy weather has prevented the farmers from bringing in beans for cleaning and shipment, and up to Tues day night only fifteen cars had been billed out by the local agent, J. A. Copeland. Orders are on hand for suf ficient cars to have shipped out twenty five cars, but the wet condition of the roads have prevented this. Several cars were loading yesterday, and the cleaners are pushing their work to fill orders. Homestead filings The following persons have made filingti before U. S. Commissioner Han lon during the past week: Julian Chavez, 160 additional Levian A. Ainsworth, 320 Joe J. Brazil, 1(30 Harvey J. Hampton, S20 Jesse R. Gibbs, 320 relerck F. Wofford, 320 SOLICITING BEANS TOR BENEVOLFNT INSTITUTIONS Can Make Use of Deans in Lieu of Money Rev. R. E. Farley, local pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, has arranged for a Bean Honor Roll. The Methodist Church maintains a Theologi cal and Industrial School for Spanish ipeaking boys at Albuquerque, The Harwood Industrial School for Girls at Albuquerque, The Methodist Deaconess Hospital at Albuquerque, and the Na tional Methodist Sanatarium at Silver City. It also lends its support to the New Mexico Children's Home at Albu querque. The pastor has arranged that the local church will receive credit on Benevolences for gifts of various sorts to these institutions, and has asked any who can do so to make donations of beans or other articles for any of these institutions. He has pledges thus far of eight hundred pounds of beans. Any who have not as yet made a dona tion, and desire to do so, should see Mr. Farley at once. Gifts of this kind will be as accepta ble as the cash, and can be made much more readily and easily by the donors. Public School Honor Roll A promised last week, we give here with the Honor Roll of the Mountain air Schools. The pupils, whose names are given herewith have been neither absent nor tardy during tha month, or since they have entered school here. tWisi Alice Hoyland, Teacher Jack Lee Gabino Baca Nolan Stewart Andy Scroggins Jack Farley Fiiimon Parella Shirley Copeland Louise Scroggins Dora Elsie Ladd Ruth Speckmann Milüe Lee Berta Speckmann Felipe Sanches Wynona Bulling Otabiano Sanches ton Mrs. Ruth C. McNeese Jeff Shaw Rae Stewart Agnes Teague Nadeau Waggoner Henry Brown Luther Bullington Mozelle Copeland May Dyer George Farley Alvin Lee Lorin Lee William McKinley Horald Scroggins Ruby Scroggins Delta Davis Mr. Robert Fulton Glen Hollon Oral Hollon Veda Cooper Mary Lee Coltor Lorene Dyer Johnny Gentry Nellie Failes J. E. Veal Mildred Shaffer Ollie Story Chester Perkins filian Cark Nellie Perkins Alma Perkins Irene Schmitz Anna Schmitz High School James Bryan Hazel Doyle Lois Hollon Clyde Mayo Gladys Brunner Rebecca Bryan Josephine Capt Ceal Cooper Thelma Farley Walter Hoyland Ruby McKinley Marion McKinley Camilla Fulfer Milton Fulfer To fence Property of La Gran Quivira Dr. Edgar L. Hewitt, of the Museum of New Mexico, and Chief of Field Division Gibbs of the General Land Of fice, will be in Mountainair shortly to make a trip of inspection over the Gran Quivira property, with a view of fen cing it and placing a guardian in charge. This property is under control of the United States and steps are tobe taken to preserve the ruins for historic purposes. These ruins are extensive and of more interest than possibly any others in the state. Republican County Convention According to reporU reaching this of fice, County Chairman Candido Padilla has called the Republican County Con vention to meet at Estancia, on Mon day, October 23rd, at 10 a. m. Pri maries are to be held to select dele gates to said convention, which will place in nomination candidates for the various county offices to be voted fy? at the general election, November 7th. SCHOOL CHILDREN ATTEND COUNTY FAIRS School Board Dismisses School Thursday and Friday of Last Week HIGH SCHOOL REVIEWS PREPARING FOR EXAMS Patrons Should Encourage Stu dents and Teachers by Vis iting School The second month of school opened on Monday with a twenty-four hour rainfall. Rain began to fall early on Monday and continued steadily until about the same hour on Tuesday. The total rainfall measured about 2 inches. We feel that the rain did the bean harvesters more harm than the schools for the attendance was very good con sidering the inclemency of the weather. School adjourned on Thursday and Friday of last week to allow the pupils to attend the county fairs at Willard and Estancia. It is estimated that more than 30 per cent, of the school children and at least a hundred of the citizens of the Mountainair district at tended these fairs. The school officials believe that to boost the interests of Torrance Connty will be a boost for Mountainair and, desiring a closer relationship with our sister districts, thought it wise to allow the two days vacation, The report cards are out and we again call your attention to the standing of your child and if it is not satisfactory the teachers would be glad for your co operation. The "Honor Roll" is already excit ing much interest and we believe it will be a very far-reaching incentive for punctuality and regular attendance. Those who are neither absent nor tardv during the year will receive special mention at the close of school. Next week will end the first period of the first semester of the High School. Rev iews have already begun and it is necessary that you be in attendance every day so that you may check up and fix what you have already learned. These reviews will be followed by the regular "exams" and your showing from time to tme wjl determine whether you will receive the credits the school offers. Let us insist upon visitors. If you visit the schools, the teachers and pu pils feel that you are interested in them and it will be an incentive for better and more careful work. If you visit the bchoulá and are pleased, knock at every door and tell them about it. If you are not pleased, don't knock. Candidates Arrive late Last Saturday, it was announced on the street that ILL. Hall, candidate for state treasurer on the democratic tick et and J. B. Larrazolo, would address the people of this vie' y at or about noon. But noon came without the speakers and when they arrived, it was decided that as hc farmers were so busy trading and the towns people so busy waiting on them, that the meet ing was called off. Col. William M. Berger, of Belen, came over to hold a republican meet ing, following that of the democrats. When the democratic speakers failed to show up, the Colonel proceeded to the schoolhouse where he addressed an audience of about a dozen. Our people would rather sell beans than talk politics any day. Sunday Services Rev. R. E. Farley will preach at the Methodist Church next Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday School at 10 a. m. ; Ep worth League at 7:00 p. m. All are cordially invited to these services. , The Epworth League topic is VM 8a Among the Women of India." Isa. 9: 2-4. Leader, Clyde Mayo. CANDIDATES TO SPEAK AT A. A. Jones, W. B. Walton and Antonio Lucero to Open Campaign MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT THE SCHOOL BUILDING Will be in Estancia in Afternoon and Willard for Night Meeting Hon. A. A. Jones; candidate for United States Senator, W. B. Walton, candidate for Representative in Con gress and Antonio Lucero, candidate for Secretary of State, all on the demo cratic ticket are scheduled to be in MounUinair, Monday, October 23d, and hold a meeting at 10 o'clock in the morning. The meeting will be at the school house auditorium, and both state and national issues will be discussed. All voters, regardless of party affilia tion are urged to attend the meeting and hear these speakers, who are among the ablest in New Mexico. From here the candidates will pro ceed to Estaneia, where a meeting will be held at 2 p. m; thence to Willard for a night meeting. 38000 Pounds Beans From 37 acres E. C. Sharpless was in Mountainair last Saturday from his farm ten miles north, bringing in a half dozen loads of beans, which he sold to W. F. Martin. He threshed something over 38,000 pounds from about 37 acres. He is get ting too big to drive to town with a team any more, but came in in the new style Ford, which is one of the results of his bean crop, leaving the freighters to bring the beans. He declares the good lady and himaelf are getting far enough along in years to begin to play a little and thinks the Ford a good plaything. He ordered the Indepen dent sent to his address and also to E. F. Sharpleas, Chicago Junction, Ohio. Mr. Sharpless brought in eight loads more of hi bean on Monday of this week. One Fare For Round Trip R. R. Larkin, railroad secretary of the New Mexico Hducational Associa tion has given out the information that the Santa Fe has granted a rate of one fare for the round trip to those who at tend the meeting in garita Fe next month, gelling dates will be from November 23 to 27, with final return limit of December 5th. This ia the first time so low a rate has ever been granted for this purpose and augurs well for the attendance which promises to tax the limits of Santa Fe, to house and care for the large delegation. Wet Weather The beautiful fall weather which we have been enjoying for some time past, was replaced last Friday by several good showers. Monday of this week proved a rainy day, with showers al most all of Monday night. Tuesday was cloudy and misting a portion of the day. The moisture will put the soil in spjendjd shape for fall plowing, the rain having fallen slowly and all being absorbed as it fell. Bouquets and Brickbats Tne first issue of the Mountainair In dependent was issued last week. It is published by the "Mountainair Print ing Co.," and edited by P. A. Speck mann. It is full of new;, well edited, andj if he p,eope of that part of the county will g've it the necessary sup port they can bank on having a good paper Estancia News-Herald. STATE NEWS ITEMS IN TABLOID FORM Items of Interest Condensed for Busy People Socorro county has 5,454 pupila of school age, according to reports re ceived by the state superintendent of public instrnction. Claude Hoskins of Roy, while grind ing apples for cider, caught his hand in the machine. Two fingers were lacera ted so badly that amputation was necessary. Burglars broke into the Ft. Sumner postoffice last Saturday night and made their get-away with $61 of postage stamps, entrance having been made by the Money Order window. State Senator E. A. Miera, one of the leading Republicans of the atate, died at his home in Sandoval county Sunday night, age 51 years. He was speaker of the state house of represen tatives in 1909. Experiments in the growing of sugar beets will be made in the Pecos Valley the coming season to determine the value of the beets for sugar making, and if successful, the establishment of a beet sugar factory will follow. A Ford, driven by Wm. Hoy, jumped an auto bridge just east of Cimarron, turning on its side. Hoy remained at the wheel, but Miss Clover Jones, who was in the car with him, was thrown out and slightly shaken up. Passing tourists assisted in righting the car. The enrollment of cadets at the New Mexico Military Institute at Roawell has reached 179. The crowded con dition of Hagerman Barracks has neces sitated the completion of the large bath room, a contract for which has been let to the Roswell Hardware Company. The body of P. R. Rose, a goat-raiser of Grant county, was found with sev eral bullet holes in it, five miles from the scene of the Paiker tragedy last week. It is thought the murderer es caped across the international boun dary. The Boys and Girls dormitory at Rehoboth Mission, six miles from Gal lup, was totally destroyed by fire last week. The boys and girls were in school at the time of the outbreak of the fire. All furnishings of the girls rooms were destroyed, while the larger part of that of the boys rooms was saved, George W. Torrence, one of the early homesteaders at Mcintosh, this coun ty, died last Monday morning of Neuri tis, at Santa Fe, where he had gone for medical treatment. He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, one Bon and one daughter. Mrs. Torrence has been one of Torrance county's leading school teachers. The body was shipped to Mcintosh for interment. Democratic County Convention The Democratic County Convention for Torrance County is hereby called to be held at Estaneia on the 24th day of October, 1916, at 10 o'clock A. M., to put in nomination candidates to be voted on Nov. 7th, an a Democratic Ticket for County offices. ,A11 Precinct Committeemen are here' by notified to call and hold their dele gate Precinct Conventions. Each Precinct is entitled to one dele gate for each ten votes or major frac tion thereof cast for Ferguson in that Precinct year 1914; and each Precinct, regardless of vote so cast, is entitled to at least one delegate to said County Convention. Dated ak Estancia, October 9th, 1916. J. N- Burton Chairman Torrance County Democratic Central Committee. Ralph G. Roberson Secretary. JUNTA DEMOCRATA ffi mmmm J. \n\n Los Hons. A. A. Jonc9,W. D. Walttn y Antonio Locero AsistarM El LUKES, DIA 23, A LAS 10 DE LA CANANA La Junta se Verificara en la Ctsa de Escuela. Todos Dbtn Oir Ettos Discurso Lea Henerablea A. A. Jones, eaadi date por sanador de loa Estados Ualdoo, W. B. Walten, eandidate para tepre entantetn loa EE. UU., yAateftie Lucera, caadidate para Seeretarie de Eatado, todei en 1 boleto demócrata, estarán en Mountainair el Luaet, dia 23 de Octabro, y tendrán ana ata ea la caía de escuela a laa 10 de la maña na. Tedoa trea de eatea hembrea dijU rán la palabra, y todo le votantes de ben asistir para ir la tiiscaslán de laa coiaa de asta eesnpafia; se hablara en ambos idiomas eapañol t ingles. ConvencHHi Re; álicana delCniidí,0dtóre23 Según informeerecibidos por esta re dacción, una llamada ha sido expedida por el Sr. Don Candido Padilla, presi dente de la comisión republicana del condado, para ana Convoncióa Repabll- cana de Condado, de ser tenida en Es tancia el Lunes, d(a 23 de Octubre "da 1916, con el fin de nominar' candidatos en el Boleto Republicano para loe va rios destinos del condado. CofiYencb Deiicrcti del Ciiidiii, Octike 24 La Convención Demócrata da Con dado del condado de Torrance es por éste llamada de ser tenida en Batánela el día 24 de Octubre de 1916 a las 10 do la mañana, para nominar candidatos en el Boleto Demócrata para destinos d condado en la eleoción dia 7 doNotiem bre de 1916. Cada miembro de la Comisión Cen tral es notificado de llamar y tenor una primaria en su precinto para elegir de legados a la convención de condado. Cada precinto está entítslado a un delegado por cada diet votos o anayor parte del mismo, votados para Fergus son en ese precinto en el año de 1914; y cada precinto, sin miramientos al voto así votado, está entitulado a asaos ua delegado a dicha Convención de Conda do. Fechada en Estancia, el día 9 de Oc tubre de 1916. J. N. BURTOIÍ, Presidente de la Comisión Demócrata Central del Condado ke Torrance. Ralph G. Robeeson, Secretario. Aviso a lis Volates Aviso ta por éste dado que los libros de Enregistración del Precinto Horn. 15, condado de Torrance, están ahora abiertos en la ofinina de John W. Cor bett, escribano del cuerpo. - Todos vo tantes, legalmente calificados, pveden. enregiBtrarse hasta dies días antes (Jo la fecha de la Elección, día 7 de No viembre de 1916. Manuel Bareta, Chas. L. Burt, John W. Cerbett, Cuerpo de Enregistración. Pie Sedal The Girla High School Basket Sail team will hold a pie social ia the chareb on Saturday evening, October -14. The proceeds will be used to boy outfit for this years team aad it ia desired that all the friends be present The ladie are requested to bring plea.