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Rio Grande Republican
Fri. July 16, 1909

A good place to rest these hot days--neatly furnished rooms, use of kitchen and dining-room for light housekeeping; altitude 5100 feet. Write or call Mrs. MC COWEN,  Organ, NM

R. C. HATTON, the El Paso real estate man, came up from the Pass City yesterday evening.

For Sale--7 lots south of R. I. Young's residence.  Price $2,500.  For information apply to E. G. ASCARATE, Las Cruces.

Doctor Augustin ROBLES del CAMPO, a physician from the City of Mexico has decided to locate here and has his offices at the MORENO drug store.

For Sale or Exchange---One 250 egg Cyphers Incubator, three outdoor brooders and six colony houses.  B. W. DAVIS

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kropp will leave Saturday morning for Chicago, thence to New York, expecting to sail for Europe from that point, they were accompanied by Frank, junior.  Mr. Kropp intend to locate a permanent home in Germany during their absence.  They expect to return to Las Cruces in November, when they will dispose of their interests in the valley before departing for their new home.

St. Joseph's choir rendered a very excellent program of church music at St. Genevieve's church last Sunday, which merited the hearty approval, of all the music lovers of the congregation.  A duet by Mrs. O'HARA and Miss KERWIN with Sister VESTINA presiding at the organ, was the special feature of the program.

The Columbus News is the latest addition to our exchange table.  It is published at Columbus, Luna County, by P. G. MOSELEY.  It is a nice appearing paper.

For sale or trade---A good buggy horse, also unbroken mare and eight months old colt.  C. M. BOUGGY, Mesilla Park.

Wednesday mooring, at the Catholic church, Rev. GARRY, performed the ceremony which joined in holy wedlock Miss Olive HUNTINGTON WILLIAMS and Mr. Ernest RICHARD.  The wedding was a comparatively quiet one, though of deep interest to friends of the contracting parties.  The bride and groom were accompanied to the altar by Miss Mary CAGE, and Mr. Edward ROGERS, as bridesmaid and best man.  The ceremony was witnessed by relatives and few friends.  Miss WILLIAMS, who has spent much of her time the past few years visiting her sister, Mrs. R. E. MC BRIDE, has endeared herself to a large circle of friends, Mr. RICHARD is one of our established lower valley ranchmen, who is to be congratulated on winning so fair a bride.  Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD received many handsome testimonial of regard, which will help beautify their home at San Miguel, this county.  They take with them, also to their new home many sincere good wishes, the Republican naming itself one of the first to offer them.

July 23, 1909
On the 26th of June last, about 6:30 p.m. Mr. Bernard MC CALL, my husband disappeared from his home in Las Cruces, NM and has not been heard from since.  I fear that something serious may have happened to him and as any information as to where his where abouts would be highly appreciated, his wife, Mrs. B. McCALL.

$1000 Knabe Piano
For quick sale at $200. Easy terms or discount for cash.  D. M. MONTEITH, Amador Hotel.

Rio Grande Republican, Friday, July 16, 1909
Doings of the Week in and About Our Town

Cantaloupes are on the market.
Dr. I. H. D?bnay left Monday evening for Albuquerque, returning today.
Miss Edna Drews, of St. Louis arrived here Saturday evening to stay here a few weeks with the Frank Kropp family.
Professor Hiram Hadley is back from a trip to Denver, where he attended the National Education Association.
The new cold storage house built at the ice plant for the Valley Meat & Supply company was finished this week and the meat stored in it yesterday.
The French Steam Laundry Company is moving into their handsome new two story brick building next to the Armory.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stoes and children and Miss Edna Gill left Wednesday morning overland for Ruidoso, in the White Mountains of Lincoln County, where they will spend a month trout fishing.
Mrs. Emilia Jerrell returned this week from a trip to the Atlantic coast.
C. D. Berry, a Missouri hotelman has leased the Park Hotel from Captain Woodhull and has taken charge.
The Las Cruces Lumber Company is putting the finishing touches o the new two story brick laundry building.
Major Llewellyn has assumed the duties of his office as district Attorney of the district.
Lucero & Sons started up their flouring mill this week grinding the crop of wheat into flour.
Doctors McBride & Sexton have dissolved partnership.
Send your order to Las Cruces Bottling Works for you Sundays pure homemade ice cream.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Sattley were El Paso visitors on Tuesday.
Judge Frank W. Parker visited his lower valley ranch o Monday and Tuesday.
Attorney H. B. Holt returned Tuesday evening from a trip to Alamogordo and El Paso.
Don Guadalupe Ascarate was and El Paso visitor on Tuesday.
Go to the Ideal Store for Lemon ice sundaes.
J. I. McCullough, general manager of the Stephenson-Bennett mines, has been busy this week paying up all the laborers employed at the mine and expects to soon staff work again.
H. P. Kelly and Frank Benavides have purchased the transfer business of Mariano Aguirre and also the former Brownlee Commission house on Griggs Street, where they will have offices. They have five wagons o the streets and are doing a nice business. They will be known as the Blue Line Transfer Company.
Bull service at the Davis Dairy company.
The local military company under Capt. Desauer left Thursday evening for Las Vegas, where several of the territorial companies will hold an encampment. They will practice rifle shooting and the best shots will be selected to go to the National encampment next month in Ohio.

Rio Grande Republican
Friday, August 6, 1909

Death of J. N. Gatton
J. N. Gatton died at his home here Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock after five days illness due to acute indigestion. The deceased was 64 years of age and is survived by a wife, son and daughter. Mr. Gatton and family have resided here for several years and have many friends in this town and community who extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.
Funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased, Thursday afternoon at 8 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. R. Goodloe, solos were sung by Mr. Stevens.  The remains were taken to Springfield, ILL., his old home, for interment. Mrs. Gatton and son, Fred and daughter, Mrs. Isles accompanied the remains.

Rio Grande Republican, 31 August 1909

Mrs. W. J. SAMPSON died at her home in Las Cruces, Tuesday morning, Mrs. W. J. SAMPSON, aged forty-seven years. The news of the death of Mrs. SAMPSON Tuesday morning came as a shock barbed with pain and sorrow. Just the day before the deceased was upon our streets greeting friends with a happy "Good Morning". She expected to go to El Paso, TX, the next day, but early in the morning when preparing for the trip, she was suddenly taken ill, death resulting in a dew minutes from heart failure. Parents were Peter Hironimus SPEAS and Elizabeth HINK both of Missouri. Surviving children were Irving Wilbur, Clarence James, Royce Hironimus, Ralph Frank, Leland Edward, Maggie Belle and Harold Lane. Earl Wm. SAMPSON was born and died in 1899. Mrs. SAMPSON leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her loss, the youngest three years old. The funeral was held from the home Wednesday afternoon, at three o'clock, interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Aug. 6, 1909
Las Cruces

Mrs. Allen J. PAPEN died at her home in Las Cruces, 39 years. Seldom has it been our duty to  record so sudden a death. Seemingly with us today active in life's round of duty and love, but gone tomorrow. Mrs. PAPEN was taken ill Sun. evening with pains in the stomach, soon followed by convulsions, which left her in a paralyzed and unconscious condition. She remained unconscious to the end. All the care and love that skilled physicians, ___? and anxious household could devise and apply for her assistance were brought into play, but the fist of He who rules our incomings and outgoings had been issued, and the appeals of those who loved her best were overruled. Nellie IRWIN PAPEN was born in Missouri, Jan. 28, 1869, gowning from childhood to womanhood in Topeka, KS. She married to Allen J. PAPEN, Jan. 24, 1895 and made her home in La Cruces. Her mother, Mary E. IRWIN, brother James B. IRWIN, husband and three children; Mary, 11, Allen, 9, Bernard? Rodey, age 3 survived her. Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.