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On August 10th, my son and f left Clovis for the Albuquer que Camp Meeting. As we drove out northwest from Clo vis lovely sight met our eyes; on every side and in every di rection the dark green fields of the various crops showed the prosperous condition of the country, despite the dry wea ther. Showing the careful ob server that the season which was put in the ground by ear ly rains had been taken advan tage of by thrifty farmers by planting early and cultivating through the dry time killing the weeds and holding the moisture in the ground. All day as we drove to the west, the same prosperous con dition met our gaze -still there was one thing to sadden the heart so many empty houses, where poor people have left their homes, rather than endure the hardships for a" few years, gone East to meet a worse thing but thpnk God some of them are returning satisfied that New Mexico is good enough. This same thing has occurred in the settling of all ftfrr Wes tern States. The writer well remembers the early days of Kansas when provision and clothing was shipped into the state by the carload both by private donations and by the government. If New Mexico has ever received a dollars worth, it is more than the wri ter knows. The first night we camped just east of Tolar, where the little mules feasted on chops and plenty of sweet grass while we made our bed on the ground, with the starry heavens for a I canopy. After committing our selves to the care of Him, who knows the hearts of all men, we lay down to rest. On the morning of the 11th we passed through Tolar be fore many were astir. After passing Taiban we met a man with a load of cantaloupes from whom we bought some which were very delicious. Leavine La Lande on the north, we : drove into the irri gated district below Ft. Sumner, flooded by the waters from the Pecos River. Everything was in a flourish ing condition and every one busy. After passing thru Ft. Sumner, we crossed the river just below the Santa Fe bridge. From there, we took a wester ly courp to avoid the deep sand. We soon came into a drouth stricken district al though there was some grass; it was dry. The second night, we camped about 4 miles east of Buchanan having made 55 miles that day. The third Jmorning we were on ou way early. We passed through Vaughn that day where the Rock Island and the A. T. & S. F. Railroads cross. Vaughn is a freight division point on the A. T. & S. F. We camped the third night about a mile east of Negra saw very little green vtrdure next day altho the grass was better. The fourth day. we passed through Willard and Es tancia camping about four miles northwest of the latter place. This valley was the drouthiest part we- passed through even the Russian thistles failing to make a crop. However, we met a young man there, who told us this was the first failure the valley had suffered since '94 making 18 years of continuous crops. I thought that was excellent for a western country, with so much uncultivated land east of it. The morning of the 14th with 60 miles between us and our destination, we started quite early and soon reached the foothills of the mountains. Parts of these mountains are well timbered and some places settled and cultivated bv the Mexicans, who have been here for many years. Their towns, laid out in a zigzag shape, with streets running in all directions. They were harvesting their little patches of wheat, which seemed to be quite fair, but I saw signs of the old reap-hook used in the days of Boaz, over 3000 years ago although some had modern reaoers. I think their threshing was all done in the old way of having animals tramp the grain out on a thresh ing floor. We reached the camp ground that evening in time to hear the first sermon of the Camp Meet ing by Elder Benton who used to reside in Clovis. Brother Benton had only fairly begun to preach at that time, but has made wonderful improvement, being able now to bring forth the truths from God's word in a clear and forcible language. The ministers from abroad were Elder G. F. Watson, of Keene, Texas, President of the . Southwestern Union Confer lence, including Texas, Oklaho J ma, Arkansas and New Mexico. Jack Watson, sen of Eld. Wat- Cold Wave Bulletin Men's Heavy Corduroy Coats Men's heavy reversible Corduroy Coats, leather on one side and corduroy on the other, will turn the wind and rain. 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The preaching was excellent as the ministers broke the Bread of Life in simple, yet clear and forcible language, the Spirit of the Lord seemed to rest on the entire camp. One man, a merchant, who had been a minister for many years himself, after hearing his first sermon said, "If that is the kind of preaching you have, I want to hear it." and he was out every evening he could leave his business. Many oth ers were deeply interested. The election of conference officers was satisfactory to all. There were 70 members in Sabbath School donatiors for the two Sabbaths, amounting to $88.60. We left the camp on the morning of the 24th coming back almost the same route. ' We landed in Clovis the even ing of the 28th having traveled over 500 miles, but we felt we were well paid and thank God for a safe journey and the many blessings we received at the meeting and on the way. H. A. SCANTLIN. o. A Marvelous Escape "My little boy had a tnarveloun eecape," write. P. F. BaatUirui, of Prince Albert. Cap of flood Hope. "It occurred In the middle of the ii. Kh t. U sot a very severe attack of croup, am luck would have it. I had a lartre bottleof Chamberlain'. Couch Hetnedy in the house. After following tye direction! foi an hour and twenty minute, he wae throusrh all dancer. Sold by AU Drutnriata. Havener Notes. School began the 20th inst. in the new school house and was a red letter day for Havener. The dedication exercises were a success despite the fact that W. A. Havener, of Clovis, could not be present. The ladies brought baskets fil'ed with good things to eat and took them back empty. The hard wind Saturday night did little damage except blow ing the oofs off of several hen houses, barns, etc. and breaking a number of fence posts. Mrs. George Birdsall spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Zeph Birdsall. Prof. C. C. Ford, traveled 8 miles through the storm Satur day and as a result, he is pretty hoarse, or else he hasn't suc ceeded in getting all the grit out of his throat yet. Prof. C. J. Shoup finished cutting his feed Saturday. Mrs. Nels Anderson, accom panied by her children, Grace. Roy and Clarence, were Clovis visitors Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Lula Smith and Athas Stacy were seen on the streets in Havener, Monday. Rev. C. H. Brown was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Nels An derson, Friday. M. E. Smith is having a spell of La Grippe, this week. W. W. White, our worthy postmaster and grocer went to Clovis on business Monday bringing back with him two loads of groceries, etc., also some coal which is much in de mand during the cold weather. Mrs. Porter McCormick visit ed Mrs. Nels Anderson, Monday. Miss Nell Farrer, teacher of Latin in the Amarillo public schools, spent Sunday with her cousin, John F. Taylor. Mrs. P. R. Butfham returned last week from Bloomington, Ills, where she has been for several months. Industrial Club State Contest Prize Winners for 1913. The entries for sewing, baking and canning were far more and better this year than they were last. We commend the girls for their industry, interest and skill. The judge pronounced the work to be very good. There were fourteen exhibits in sewing, six in canning and seven in baking. Four prizes were awarded in each of these and the winners were as follows: Sewing. Mary Keys, Texico, N. M., first. $12.50. Baking. Delia Porter, Tula rosa, N. M., first, $10.00; Mary Key 8. Texico, N. M., second $7.50 Sophia Douglass, Tularosa, N. M., third, $5 00; Hazel Harts horn, Texico, N. M., fourth, $2.50. The Drizes in the field crops cannot be given until the contes tants send in their report on production per acre. The samples presented in the contest were graded. If the production per acre correspond to the grading of the samples the prizes will be awarded in the following order: Corn. Ralph Will, Las Cruses first; Kenneth McClernon, Las Cruses, second; Tom Skeen, St. Vrain, third. Kaffir Corn. -Tom Skeen, St Vrain, first: Joseph Kehl, Mel rose, second. Third and fourth samples were lacking. Milo Maize. Tom Skeen, Sc Vrain, firBt; Raymond McDaniel, Melrose, second; Ray Hungate, Texico, third; Mary Keys, Texico fourth. Howell Jones, of Topeka, Kansas, chief land commission er of the Santa Fe system, was in Clovis Monday on business. Miss Zuella Cook, who spent several weeks in Clovis, is now teaching the primary depart ment in District No. 7. McCormick and Deering binders, twine and repairs at Barry Hardware Co.