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autoloading principle, you may forget to ins.st on
eetting the finest embodiment of that pnnciple-the
Reminsion-UMC Autoloading Shotgun.
The peculinr adv.nt.fr. of the Remington-UMC r too
.nr to deuil here. What vod w.n. to dp .. to get on.
of the Rem.ngton-UMC de.!e,. irj.tl... .ecdon to Jemon
jjrte them to you on the un lUelt.
Raminiton Arms-Union -Metallic Cartridge Co.
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at this offices
Notary Public.
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General Contractor.
Good Workmanship. Trices Rigb
H1LLS130RO, Kew Mexico
Aftorney-at l aw
Office: First Door Fatst li. C. Claud
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Main Street,
New Mexit'i
Will attend all the Court in Sinra Cin
ty anil tli 3rd J utlidiil nintrict.
Las Cruces, .-FiewK!ex.
O. F., of Hiilgbrru,J5ew Mexico
Mux L. Kahler. N. G.; E. A. Sah n,
Secretary; C. W. Weat, Treasurer.
Meetings: Second aud fourth Friduvs
of each riioiith". feblU-0
Office Post Office Drug Store.
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Fine Winep, Liquors and Cigars. ))
Good Club Room
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OIB;i:: liootn 2ti. Armiio Huil.linu
Cor. J.u St. and Railroad Ave. 1'ractice
111 tne bupreuie Courts of Is'ew Mexico
and Texas
Attorney and Councellorat Law,
Will he prosunt at all temrs of Court of
Bernalilo Valencia, Socorro and Sier
ra Counties.
Deal in ijood Gold, Silver and Coppe
Mining Properties in New Mexico.
Tlie Parlor Saloon
Tom Murphy, Pbopr.
New Mexico Taxation Values.
At a meeting of the state board of
.equalization, Traveling Auditor Howell
Earnest, secretary of the board, pre
sented an abstract of the tax rolls of
the state. This he had just completed,
work on it being delayed because of
the fact that the Dona Ana county
roll nid not arrive until last week.
The figures from the abstract of the
tax values of the stale probably give
a clearer view of the tax question in
New Mexico than anything else that
could be prepared. In general, let it
be sail, that the increase in valuation
over 1912 is over 511,000,000, as com
pared with an increase of 1912 over
1911 of about $13,000,000. Another pe
culiar t.i ng is noticeable and that is
that the entire increase ts found in the
valuations fixed by the state board, the
items valued ly the assessors, being
without exception, lower in 1912 than
in 1912. . I his is true of the the state
as a whole, although it probably would
not be of each individual community.
Accorling to the ttew tax law the
state board fixe the valuation on all
railroad, express, sleeping car, tele
graph and '.eiepl.one property, state
and national banks and trust com
panies, range cattle, sheep and goats
and otinr live stock. All other pro
perty is valued and assessed by the
county assessors. The only increase
as stat.'d above is fou:id in the valu
ation fixed by the stito board, while
the sum total of the assessments
of the county assessors shows a big
decrease over last year.
The total assessed vuluation of the
state, according to the tax rolls a they
now are, without corrections made
necessary by reason of appeals, etc.,
is 884.086,518. The valuation in 1912
was $72,457,454. The amount of in
crease of 1913.9ver 1912 is 111,629,064,
while the amount of increase of 1912
over 1911 was 113,208,673.
The totals of the subje ts fixed by
the state board shows an increase of
$3,34:1,950, or 3.04 per cnt, while the
assessed valuation on the subjects as
sessed by the assessors shows a net de
crease of 5,046,126, or 11.67 per cent.
Including exemptions, which this year,
under the new law, are scheduled dif
ferently than formerly, the gross de
crease of valuations fixed by the coun-
j ty assessors is $7,645,793.
Railroad property in 1912 was assess
ed at $20, 404, 45. In 1013 this assess
ment amounts to 128,276,823, an in
crease of $38.58 per rent. This is one
of the items fixed by the state board
of equalization.
Under the head of lands and improve
m3nts, an item fixed by the assessors,
the 1912 valuation was $39,232,799.
The 1913 valuation is 838,507,857. a de
crease of 1.84 per cent.
Livestock, valuation fixed by the
State board, in 1912 was assessed at 18,
826,900. The valuation in 1913 is given
at 110,788,807, an increase of $ 1,861,
907. Merchandise stock3 were assessed at
$5,884,786 in 1912, but in 1913 the assess
ed valuation is 2,766,723, or 1118,.
063 less, amounting to 4.69 per cent.
All other property, as it is designat
ed on v"u .'u-li-Ct, .n I019 w" valued
at $3,771,197, but ' in 1913 the tax
able valuation decreased to $3,574,248,
a loss of $176,949, or 4.69 per cent.
Agricultural, grazing, timber and
coal land and town lots all show a de
er ae in the assessed valuation in 1913
0' er 1912. . The only increase is found
un ;er the head of mineral land, which
j .8 a comparatively small item.
5i,oo Per Year, No. 26
Hoises returned for taxation, in
creased during the year 20,317, and in
value 61, 560, but the tvrage value
per htad decreased $3.37.
Mules increased in number in 1913
over 1912, 393 head, but the total as
sessed valuation decreased 852,590 or
$5.49 a head.
Cattle increased on the tax rolls be
tween 1912 and 1913 184,374 head. The
taxable valuation increased ,f 1,670,062,
but the average vulue'per head de
creased 83 cents.
Sheep increased in number on tax
r.)lls in the year, J'230,279 and increased
in vpIuo ?12'1.250, but decreased in val-
u; per head 14 cents.
Goats increased in number 45,493 and
in vaiue $19,099, but the taxable values
per head decreased 7 cents.
Hos increased in number 4,880 and
decreased in value per head 11 cents.
Burros increased in number during
the year, that is on the tax rolls, 239
head, in .valuation $3,971. The aver
age value of u burro also increased 57
cents pyr head, the the only item in
the category of livestock that was as
setse I for a greater value per head in
1913 than in 1912.
. The big surprise of the whole ab
stract is found in the bank assessments.
In 1912 they were assessed on a 50 pi r
cent basis and and gUpp0f,fljly paid tax
es on that valuation. Under the new
law were assessed on a 33 1-3 per cent
basis, yet the banks show an increase
cr ihe year of $353,738 in taxable val
uation, and there were not over three
or four established in the year, bo that
could not account for the increase. In
the office of the traveling auditor this
increase is accounted for by reason of
the fact that under the new law the
state board fixes the valuation. The
valuation of every bank in the state is
on record in the traveling auditor's
office, so that the board gathered 'the
values from thi3 record, divided it by
three "to get the valuation on which
taxes should be paid and certified it to
the assessors. So that the 1913 val
uation is correct to a cent. It is said
that in the 1912 assessment when banks -were
supposed to pay on a valuation
of 50 per cent, that a number only re
turned the capital stock and undivided
The automobile valuation also show
ed a big increase, but this is no sur
prise. The number is not given, but
in 1912 the valuation of the automo;
biles returned for taxation was $76,960,
while in 1913 this valuation is $112,722.
This is supposed to be on the basis of
one-third of the total value of the au
t) of the state over 1336,000, As ti e
secretary of state has licensed close to
1,800 automobiles in the state, this
gives an average vajue of an autotomo
bile in New Mexico as $187.
Callfronla Leads In
Washington, D. C, Sept. 16. Pro
duction of gold in the United States
during 1912 amounted to $93,451,500 ft
decrease of $3,438,500 as compared
with the previous year, and the lowest
American production since 1907.
The output of silver was 63,766,800
fine ounces, valued at $39,197,50, an in
crease of $3,367,400, over 1911, the
greatest gain being in tne ptte 01
The figures were made public today
in a joint statement by the mint bu
reau and( hs geological survey. The
decrease was caused because of Neva
da's output lost $4,521.20, as compare
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