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ta The Fort Symmiroeir Review VOL. 2 NO 7. FORT SUMNER, GUADULUPE COUNTY, N. M., AUGUST 28, 1909. $1 A YEAR, CASH. (I Our Invitation Once each week we pay for this space for the privalege only of inviting you once again to become a depositor of our bank. The person who reads about us fifty-two times a year ought to know vm at least .fifty-two times better than if he had read of us but once. The better he knows us the more likely he is to like us and our business methods. Your account, large or small, is urgent, ly solicited and respectfully invited. The First National Bank, of Fort Sumner, N. M. I ' T I . ; f I LOCALETTES I . a Kemp Lumber Co. A. B. Harrii told four choice lota In Fort Sumner to R. DeGraf termed on Monday. The public schools of this place will open September 6th. Nicolas Madrid has the second story of his store building about completed. Eighty Acres of patented land, miles south-east of town for sale C. W. FOOR. ten D. A. Cope, living sixteen miles north of town reports good prospects in his neighborhood for maize, sorghum beans, etc. Work on the public well on the Plaza is progressing under the circumstances. Arthur Taylor has the contract for sinking the well. Just received a car load of wire Blankenship & Co's. at Mrs. H. A. Wright, daughter of A. J. Wilmeth, of Locust Grove, came in Thursday to visit her father and broth ers. W. E. Wilmeth living near Locust Grove was the first "Dry Farmer" to market water melons and canteloupes. We have some suspicions that they were assisted by irrigation, be that as it may, they are fine as the Review force can testify. lake Sumner is being filled again following the completion of the pump ing plant. While the water was low a net wire fence was built on the inside of the dyke and the dyke widened by the addition of brush and gravel. A portion of the beach will be gravelled for bathing purposes. The Barret School of Spanish wil open its first session on Monday even ing in the new Pecos Valley HoteL Twelve students are enrolled lively interest is being taken work. and a in the The Pecos Valley Hotel is being cov ered with a coat of cement and will soon be completed and ready for occu pancy. The house has been furnished throughout by L. Solimán, the Melrose furniture man. The G. M. McKinney home at the lower end of the townsite is rapidly nearing completion and makes a very creditable, showing. , I, Mr. G. W. Temple has decided to cut his eighty acres, near G. W. Mc Canne's place, just south of town, into ten acre tracts, to be sold at $125,00 per acre. Every large holding, under the canal, that is cut into smaller tracts adds greatly to the possibilities of our town. v COMMERCIAL CLUB Holds Enthusiastic Meeting. The Fort Sumner Commercial Club met Friday evening, the 20th and after the careful consideration and adoption of a constitution went into an enthusi astic discussion of Melon Day. Plans for Melon Day are described in another j part of this issue of the Review. The constitution of the club showed evidence of hard work and thinking on the part of the committee. In one of its features, that the first setof officers hold office for three-months and the second for six months, it is unique. The committee's explanation of this deviation from the usual custom of electing all officers for a term of one year, is that inasmuch as our communi ty is constantly and rapidly growing and the greatest growth is looked for during the next nine months, it is quite the fair thing to make the term of office short and give those who cast their lots here during the next few months a voice in the government of the club. Ail committee chairmen arc selected from among the members and Vave tie privelege of selecting their assistants. The constitution provides for certain, standing committees and chairmen were elected as follows: on Membership, Cv W Foor on Advertising, L. C. VanHecke, . on Rules, A. P. AcSya, on Civic Improvement, G. C. Dean on Entertainment, H. W. Naylor. The elub is to be commended on the elections of chairmen, each and every one is amply capable of handling the work assigned to him and handling in a thoroughly efficient manner. The public spirited men who are as suming this labor deserve the moral and financial support of every business man in town. In the absence of any organized town government the club is especially valuable here. MELON DAY Looms Nearer And Bigger. R. DeGrafteried was here the early part of the week looking after his farm under the canal. While hire hebought several lots on Main street and Sumner Avenue.' FOR ALL KINDS OF Building Material, Paints and Builders Hardware "Prices Right.' Harry W. NAYLOR, Local Manager. EARICKSON & Co. SUCCESSORS TO A. B. HARRIS. FORT SUMNER, N. M. DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Gent's Furnishing Goods, Furniture, Hardware, Groceries, Hay and Feed, Farming Impliments and Wagons, We have just received a NEW and COMPLETE line of LADIES and GENTS FURNISHINGS. OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT. SUNNYSIDETINSHOP WATER TANKS, GUTTERING, WELL CASING, RUES and STOVE PIPE MADE TO ORDER. WINDMILL WORK "A SPECIALITY." Agent for the Celebrated "ANN ARBOR" Gasoline Lights. 4. A. NORTH1NGTON, Prop. Blankenship Co. have Eclipse wind milis and outfits. Postmaster W. H. Parker was called to his old howe at Duncan, Okla , on account of the serious illness of his father, and leit Friday and will probab ly be gone several days. Rev, James Brown. Presbyterian Minister will preach at 'the School House on Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m.. and 8 o'clock p. m. The public is specially invited to attend. D. W. Taylor, living twenty-two miles north of town, was here this week and reports a very destructive hail storm which fell on the 21st and destroyed his crop of ninety acres, fif teen acres for Mr. Clark and forty for 11. S. Guest. Crops escaping this hail are in a fair condition. "It Gives AH The Subscribe to your home paper and then take the El Paso Herald. The Herald is the best medium keep in touch with general news well as news of the whole southwest, News." first to Frank A. Manzanares has solved the valley's water problem, if there ever was one, by striking excellent water for domestic use at thirty seven feet. J. A. Northington has just completed the eqipment by erecting a steel wind mill over the well. At the last meeting af the Commer cial Club the Melon Day proposition was thoroughly discussed and all mem Oers wre unanimously in favor of pushing through to a rousing hnish. C. VanHecke was elected cnairman of Committee on Melon Day ana tne movement is now well organized. En couraging comment has been received from J. M. Connell, General Passenger Agent of the Santa Fe and advice of excursion rates is expected any day. An excursion train from Portales and Clovis should bring down 600 peop'e and an equal number will undoubtedly The Misses Mabel and Lora Lovelace left Friday .for Albuquerque to take up their studies again after a months vacation spent here. Their visit was pleasantly enjoyed by all with whom they came In contact and they return to seheol with the very best wishes of the entire community. , . ' Miss Arloa M ;Canne, who has been been slightly ill for several days, has regained her usual good health. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Westbrook en tertained at their residence in La Lande Thursday evening in honor of Miss Pearl Westbrook, who is visiting her brother. Games and refreshments were the order of the evening. The following Fort Sumner young people were fortunate in being invited: Misses Mabel and Lora Lovelace, Mr. Harry W. Naylor and Dr. W. R. Lovelace. Character and Eccentricity. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of ec centricity in a society has been pro portional to the amount of genius, mental vigor and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric murks tie chief danger f the time. John Stuart Mill. Mr. W. L. Spear, of Coon Rapid i, Iowa, a fruit grower of wide experience, inspected the valley this week in the course of a trip throughout New Mex ico. Mr. Spear has visited practically every irrigation district in the South west and his comments on the various projects were both interesting and in structive. In one place the sand filled ditches turned him away, and in anoth er the alkali whs objectionable, while in still a.iother the expense of pumping prevented him from commenting favor ably, but here under the Fort Sumner canal he found a self scouring ditch, absolute freedom from alkali, a gravity ditch, a perfect drainage and a climate a'most perfect His final comment before he left for Kansas and Iowa to report to his waiting friends was, 'Here I have found a project that is as near perfect as anytning I have ever seen in my three trips of investigation throughout the Southwest. Sheriff J. M. Casaus was in town the first of the week on official business. come from Melrose and intermediate points. The dateset by the Committed is October Fifth. There is just six weeks in which to do ail the work and the planning and in the meantime our kind,New Mexican sun and the waters of tjtfe Fort Sumner canal are growing and ripening the big gneen fruit that is to tickle 2,000 palates on the first Tuesday in October. Let everyone join in with a will and lend their hearty support to tliose on. whose shoulders has fallen the burden of the work. Now is the time io sv. ell Fort Sumner's reputation for melons and hospitality. t CITY WATER SYSTEM Pipes Being Laid And Service Assured. Pines were strung .throughout the main townsite this week and the work The building over the Pumping plant on the lake front is nearing completion and will add materially to that portion of the town. J. H, Akeis is in charge of the construction work and has a large force of men at work. The fiatt car of anthracite coal, that will be used f putting them -under round has eom-for generating gas, arrived necessary t take care of the work al- enure enure p.t ready planned and the service will be I under the supervision of H C. Hu.it extended as rtpidly as the needs of the ot uenver ano . . P"- - lommumty demand it The pipe wül " " wm W""T oe put down about eighteen inches unr d-.r ground and the -work can be carried on much more economically than in the eastern states where the danger of freezing mtst be combatted. The pneu matic tank ordered from the Kewanee Water Supply Co., has not arrived but the delay will not interfere with rapid c mplction of the system. The present t -nk w 1 1 gravity pressure will De usea until the air pressure tank arrives. Mr. F. L. Holliday has the work in charge. grt rt and th' first big step toward i aking Foi t Sumner auother Roswell WW .ve bee.i ta&en. Bees and Sparrows Fight for Tree. A fight between a bait dozen Eng lish sparrows and a swarm of bees for the possession of an old tree on the lawn of the Ser rill house, Main street. was witnessed by a number of Inter-, naf) gone ,nto eftect there have be, Steins Are Burglar Alarms. In a New York rathskeller they have devised a novel way to protect the ornamental steins on the saelf running along the side of the room. Each stands upon a burglar alarm con nection and when one is-removed a contact Is made, a drop falls on tne annunciator Indicating the position of the table and a bell rings. In a second half a dozen waiters are In attendance at that table and the stein goes back on its peg. The proprietors have lost so many valuable pieces of hric-a-brao that they were constrained to adopt this measure. Since the alarm system Mrs. D. Hoodenpyle has been in Texico for the past week looking after her farm. U. S. Court Commissioner Frank N. Pape of Buchanan was transacting business here the fore pi rt of the week. Mr. Willard E. Holt, of Bellvre, Mich., spent two days in the valley this week after spending several days in Santa Fe. Mr. Holt came to the southwest primarily to inspect the Fort Sumner country and went away thor oughly satisfied that this is the place for his family and friends to make their future home. He filed on three gov ernment lots for himself and a friend and will return shortly to make his home among us. Mr. Holt is a "live wire," full of wholesome enthusiasm, a valuable man in the community where he has resided and is welcomed as a wide awake booster for Fort Sumner. Mr. Holt reports that during his trip throughout New Mexico, which includ ed a visit with Govenor Curry ar.d Delegate Andrews, he found everyone boosting for Fort Sumner and prophe cying great things for her future. LOST A black plmh cape. ti tins office and receive reward, Bring Remarkable Bat Cave. In a mountain near Montalban, Lu zon, there Is a large cavern, with many branching chambers, and a cen tral dome 200 feet In belpht, perfor ating the mountalntop, from wM.h, In December, 1S07, Mr. Hugh H. Smith saw Issue a solid column of bats, which flew rapidly In a straight line, for 15 minutes, disappearing over a mountain range In the direction of Manila, without a single bat having left the column. American engineers stationed there told Mr. Smith that the flight of bats had occurred, at practically the same time each day. during two years. From other sources It was learned that the phenomenon had been observed for at least 30 years. Youth's Companion. ested spectators, says a Philadelphia correspondent. The colony of bees jwarmed around the tree and discov ering a hole about 40 feet from the ground flew In. The first of the army, which filled the air like a miniature cloud, had hardly entered the hole be fore the sparrows came out ruffling their neck feathers and chattering with anger. There were six sparrows living in the tree and for five minutes they put up a gallant fight for the possession of their home, but the bees were too much for them and after a time they slowly drew oft, fighting to the last many surprises, but no losses. Metal Has No Properties. When 70 per cent, of cerium is al loyed with 30 per cent, ot iron the metal thus produced possesses the re markable property of giving oft a shower of sparks when struck lightly by a steel wheel. This subBtance has been employed for making auto ignlt ters for gas burners, miners' acetylene, lamps and cigar lighters. Recently H has been proposed to utilize it for lg nltlag motor headlights, and even as a substitute for electric ignition In ths cylinders. Jhttmptite intg Gin. Drugs and Medicines, Toilet Goods, Perfumery, Soaps, Brushes, And Syringes. Ice Cold Drinks and Choice Candies Of All Kinds. We SOllClt yOUr 0ur Stock I. Complete. trade because 0ur Dru88 Are Pure. We give yon what you ask for. I \n\n menee A soHii corload- of pije was : .