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ND ; -r r fr VOL. I MOÜNf AINÁIR, NÉW- MEXÍ&O, TIUJRSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1910 il : : : i6 . i If J THIRD STATE LEGISLATURE MET LAST TUESDAY BEAN GROWERS ""NATIONAL FARM LOAN ASSOCIATION f , .!. ,. .. '. ''" '."! i, ' . ' J "Hi W.m.JUHII I nuil Mill mm ?t fr u -itil k' W. H. H. Llewellyn Elected Speaker of House of Representatives GOVERNORS MESSAGE WAS READ YESTERDAY Legislators Are Urged to for get Politics and Work for People The state legislature met on Tuesday at Santa Fe, Secretary of State Lu cero swearing in the members of both houses. Lieutenant Governor Lindsey took charge of the organization of the senate, the various officials and em ployes being named. In the house of representatives, W. H. H. Llewellyn was chosen Speaker. Both houses named committees to wait upon Gover nor De Baca to inform him of the or ganization of the legislature. Tht Governor's message was heard yesterday morning. The message urged that the members of both nouses for get petty politics and work for the pas sage of needed legislation in the inter est of all the people. The governor urged action on the prohibition ques tion in fulfillment of party pledges, asking that early aetion be taken to ward submission of the question to t vote of the people of the state. He called attention to the Federal Aid Road Act, whereby New Mexico can secure during the next five years fed eral aid in road construction to the amount of $1, 170,000, provided a like amount is provided by the state, and recommended legislation toward secur ing this sum. He called attention to the present unfair mine tax law, which taxes the net income enly of mines, leaving large tracts jf valuable mining land free from taxation. The message goes in to the matter of taxation quite thor oughly, pointing out numerous unfair andunjust matters which ought be rem edied. An inheritance tax, graduated to the end that large estates would pay a just proportion of tax is recommen ded. He asks that the Tax Commis sion be given more powers and suffici ent funds to enable it to produce re sults. The Governor asks that the of fice of Traveling Auditor be replaced with the governor, to the end that bet ter service may accrue, Attention is called to the fact that several Private Car Companies are es caping taxation in the state under pres ent laws, and a remedy is asked for thin injustice. The abolition of the Insurance Com missioner's office is Bsked, in that the Corporation Commission can easily handle this business, and a saving of about $10,000 per year be secured for the taxpayers. The business of the State Land Of fice is gone into quite extensively and it is shown that immense sums have been spent by this office, with no audit during the whole term of office since statehood. The Australian Ballot system, modi fied to suit conditions in the state is recommended, and an amendment to the law regarding Absent Voters. The governor asks the amending of our jury laws to do away with the pro fessional juror and protect the rights of the people. Attention is called to the notorious fence law, which does not protect our farmers, but is a menace to them. It is suggested that the Penitentiary and Reform School be given authority to establish new industries that' the inmates of both may be kept employed t congenial work while serving sen-, tenees. Additional powers are reques-' ted for the State Board of Education that still further stride! nCfdcato,. may be nade within efofetW r ;;' A law gmnBthot&y tth fOTr-, One of nor to name a special prosecutor when necessary to meet the ends of justice is prayed for. The message is to the point and if the legislators will carry out half of the suggestions therein contained, they will have won and deserved the highest praise ever given a New Mexico legis lature. Justice of Peace Election The justice of the peace election on Monday was a quiet affair, only six teen votes being cast. Judge Fuller received the full vote to succeed him self. Ben Lowry, while not a candi date for re-election, received fifteen votes and Manuel Barela received one vote for constable. Real state Transfers D. S. Byrdetux to School District No, 15, 2 aeres tn sec 30, 5, 7. Jas. H. Rhoades et ux to J.J. White, undivided half interest lots 1 and 2, block 18, If ountairrair. Alcario Candelaria et ux to Roberto J. Chavez, 40 acres in sec 17, 4, 6. Post Office at X-Ray A postoffice is to be established six teen miles southwest of Mountainair, in the Liberty neighborhood, in the near future. The name will be X-Ray and Mrs. MeEIheney is to be the post mistress. This will serve a large num ber of patrons, who on account of the distance from Mountainair now get their mail on an average of once' a week. "' ! Warning To the Public: - . The Santa Fe Railway Company'has built a viaduct or bridge over its tracks a short distance west of the station es pecially to safeguard the public, who must cross the tracks. Please use this bridge and do not persist in crossing tracks in yards and around depot, where a train or engine is liable to pass any minute. Help us proteet your own lives. J. A. Copeland, Agent. . Warning, Boys arc warned not to meddle with the thermometers and rain guage on the commons near the depot, as these are Government Property. This week beys were seen opening the shelter and investigating the themometers. One of . the supports was found broken, which these lads will have to make good. Sheuld the meddling be contin ued, it will, be necessary to turn the boys over to the courts to say what shall be done with them. I r7FaM Tn - i un i Tur, r a a. mm i.: . ím-rí í&VM'i itivst?ycrA ll,. AlA : the many delightful Camping Places in the Manzanos, easily from Mountainair Watch Night Ser vices at Estancia (Special Correspondence to the Independent) The union watch night meeting held at the Methodist Episcopal church Sun day night was a complete success, be ginning at 7:30 o'clock and continuing until after midnight, and the congre gation did not seem to grow weary. The spirit of harmony manifested among the people of different de moninations is worthy of special re mark. , Promptly at 7:30 the first number on the program came. This was the wedding of Mr. Charles Sawey and Miss Ruth Crawford by Rev. J. A. Bretz, Forest Mason being best man and Miss Annie Porter, bridesmaid. Mrs. J. A. Bretz playing the Wedding March. Miss Crawford, the bride, is the church organist, Sunday School teacher and First Vice-President of the Epworth League, a very efficient work er in the Church. Mr. Sawey is con nected with the Valley Auto Co. of Es tancia. The friends are pleased to know that the young people will make their home in Estancia. The Baptist Young Peoples -Union next gave their evening devotional pro gram, which was followed by an ad dress by Superintendent Howard Park oi the public schools on New Year Res: olutions. An hour was then devoted to social intercourse during which Mr. Munch gave some splendid organ select ti.-ns. A program of recitations and song was rendered about 10 o'clock in which Viola Grant, Lillie Mae Grant, Willie Grant Charlotta Bretz, Ethel Howe, Mabel Hine and Rev. Mr. Williams took part. The ladies then served refreshments, and the evening's exercises were con-, eluded with addresses by Rev. W. C. Grant and Rev. J. A. Bretz, and a general handshaking nearly the whole congregation joining in covenant to by the help of God live better lives in the New Year than they had during the Old. Enrollment Now 152 The following have enrolled in the public schools this week, making a total enrollment of 152 pupils. Jose Chavez, 2nd grade, Ciénega, N. M. ' t Salvador Aragón, 2nd grade, Ciénega, N. M. Cecil Harlan, 1st grade, Wewoka, Oklahoma. Clara Harlan, 6th grade, vVewoka, Oklahoma. Charles VanOrman, 6th grade, So corro, n. m. i-: "' Jessie Baldwin, 4th grade, Vincen- nes, Indiana. t'i- ' ' Torrance County Prize Winners The New Mexico Farm Courier gives the names of the winners in the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of the state for the past year. In the Corn Club Nola But ler of Moriarty stands seventh. When it is considered that Torrance County is not usually thought of as a corn growing country, and that this corn was grown at an altitude of over 6,000 feet under dry farming conditians, it is remarkable that a Torrance County girl came in at all for a premium. The premium in this case is $1.00. In the Bean Club the Torrance Coun ty Boys and Girls were compelled to compete with hand picked beans from other sections of the state, whereas none of our young people exhibited hand picked beans. Out of eleven who received prizes on beans, nine were from Torrance county, even with the handicap just mentioned. The list of winners follows: Premium Pedro Crespin, Trujillo $7.00 Walter Hoyland, Mountainair... 4.00 Luther Vanderford, Mcintosh.. 1.00 Bera Butler, Moriarty 50 Willie Clark, Estancia 50 RoydeVaney, Progresso 50 Harold Johnson, Estancia 50 . Conchita Vigil, Moriarty 50 i Henry Turner, E. Las Vegas 50 Walter Merrifield, Estancia 50 Oral Hallon, Mountainair 50 In the Potato Club Chester Shockey of Moriarty stands third, with a prem ium of $1.00 attached. . Out of a total of thirty-six cash premiums awarded, Torrance County Boys and Girls carried, off eleven. And this in competition with all sections oi the stlate, irrigated sections included. Commercial Club A meeting of the business men and farmers of Mountainair and vicinity is hereby called for Monday evening, Jan uary 15th," at 7:30, at the office of the Abo Land Company, for the purpose of re-organizing the -Commercial Club. There is work for such a body and a good attendance is desired at this meet ing. Card of Thanks : To the many friends who so kindly assisted in helping me win third prize in ''the Independent Contest, I wish to extend my thanks. All votes cast for me were very much appreciated. ' ;. M abel Sellers. ; Born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Owens, southeast of town, a boy. And this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Green a boy. Mrs. Creen is a daughter of Jas. A;f Perkins. All concerned are re ported 'as doing well. ' i. i reached Homestead Filings The following persons have made filings before U. S. Commissioner Han Ion since our last report: Encarnación Garcia, se i, i w 1 see 32, 4, 9 . Fairy D. Arnett, w J ne J sec 18, 3, 8 Edward Philipp, ne J, n i se 1, sw J se lsec 23, 3, 8 Payton W. Simpkins, ej se 1 sec 30; e i e J. nw J ne i. nw i se i sec 31; w 1 se i, sw i, e J nw J sec 29, 3, 8 Monroe J. Green, w J sec 25, 8, 8 Joaquin Sisneros, nw J nw J, s i nw J sec 25, 3, 5. Frederick C. Schuessler, w 1 sec 6, 2, 9. Sam W. Schuessler, n J sec 5, 2, 9 Andrew J. Schuessler, s i sec 5, 2, 9 John W. Walden, e i ne i, e J se sec 8, 4, 7 Burlin C. Bridges, e 1 se i sec 21; e J ne i sec 28; ne J se J, nw J sw i sec 27; w 1 nw i sec 27, 1, 8 Frank L. Yoder, nw J, n J sw i, se J sw J sec 13; nw i ne sec 13, 2, 8 Jrmes W. Donaghe, se J sec 19; e i ne 1 sec 30; w J nw J sec 29, 3, 8 Henry G. Culbert, w i sec 33, 1, 8 Preston Fulfer, s i ne i, se i, e J sw J sec 20, 1, 8 Jason C. Williams, lot 2, sw J ne sec 3, 4, 7 Wm. W. Slack, s i s i sec 28; se i n w i, ne J sw , s J sw J, sw ne J, w J se J sec 27; nw i and nw J ne i sec 34, 1. 8 Selter N. Hale, sec 1, 2, 8 Manuel Barela, sw i, sec 26, 3, 6 Petra Chavez de Lopez, nw J sec 26, 3,6 Wm. F. Bartell, se J sec 17, 3, 6 Fred C. Hinton, e 1 he J, s J se J, e w i sec 27, 3, 8 James A. Rogers, s sw sec 11; se i nw J, sw 1 ne 1, w J sw 1, se J sw i, bw i se J sec 14, 8, 8 Bennie B. White, nw J, w sw J, se i sw i, se I se i, sec 23, 3, 8 Wm. C White, e i sec 24, 2, 8 Granville M. Cleghorn, sw i sec 5; n w J sec 8; ne J sec 7; se i sec 6, 2, 5 William G. Bussey, e 1 se J sec 20, 2, 8 Pedro Sandoval sec 11, 2, 5 Wm. H. Smith, n i sec 33; s 1 sec 2S 3,8 Earl A. Brown, n i se J sec 22, 2, 7 Aron G. Braswell, sw i sec 3; e 1 e i sec 11, 2, 8 i Arnold D. Braswell, nw J, sw i ne 1, e J ne J, ne J se J sec 14, 2, 8 Newton L. Floyd, sw 1 se i, se i sw i, ne sw J, a I tw , sw J ne J, nw nw i sec 31, .3, 8 Jesse Condrey, n i sec 25, 2, 8 Roman Ballejos, n J sec 20, 3, 8 Postmaster Conant of Rayo is in town today. LOOK-Dentist from Albuquerque Is in Town Sunday aljid Monday Formed at Local School House Last Saturbay after noon ' ORGANIZATION TO BE .? COMPLETED SATURDAY All Farmers and Land Own ers Invited to Attend and Join ThejrírHTe?Tñ'the vicinity of Moun tainair met at the school building last Saturday for the purpose of discussing the question of organizing a Federal Loan Association in accordance with the law establishing a system of farm loan banks in various parts of the United States, which has . been desig nated by the board set apart by the law recently enacted by Congress for that purpose. Mr. Charles A. Noble was chosen temporary chairman and James A. Per-' kins secretary for the occasion. The chairman proceeded to explain the pur pose of the meeting . by reading from pamphlets sent out by the department at Washington, D. C. After the matter was' thoroly dis cussed and those present had received a clear understanding of the advanta ges of such an institution to the farm ing element, in enabling them to se cure long time loans at a much lower rate of interest than is possible at present, through any other-system they decided to proceed to organize. The name "The Bean Growers' Na tional Farm Loan Association".' was suggested by the secretary as being appropriate for the association, owing to the fact of this being a bean grow ing country. This was voted upon and adopted unanimously. It was then de cided to give the people present the opportunity of subscribing to the as sociation, the names of which are as follows: Charles A. Noble, James A. Perkins, Jim Payne, Clem Shaffer, J. J. White, J. A. Cooper, John Dils, Wilfred M. Brown, J A. Ross, J. A. Cluff, E. C. Telford, G. M. Kayser, M. A. Bulling ton, Frank Schmitz, Edgai Ingraham. The amount of about $18,500 being applied for as loans, and $20,000 being necessary to secure the association, it lacks but $1500. From what we have since learned, by the 'time we meet again, which will be Saturday, Jan uary 13th atl p. m., we will likely have more than the required amount of applications and subscriptions to com plete the establishment of the asso ciation. Every farmer who is a land owner or is soon to become a landowner is requested to meet with us on the above date and help us to complete the for mation of this much needed organiza tion. Charles A. Noble, Temporary chairman James A. Perkins, Temporary secretary Preaching Services Cedar Grove, 1st Sunday at 11 a. m. Liberty, 2d Sunday at 11 a. m. Round top, 3d Sunday, 11 a. m. Mesa School house, 4th Sunday, 11 a. m. W. D. Garrison, Pastor. To Organize Sunday School The people of Cedar Grove are re quested to meet at the Cedar Grove School house next Sunday, January 14, at 3 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of ie-organiiing the Sunday School. There will be preaching afterwards. Every body is hereby requested to be present. James A. Perkins.