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The Tucumcari News
The Tucumcari Printing Co.,
S. R. MAY, Pros, and Mnng'r.
Subscription, $1.50 the Year
Application (or transmission llirniip.li U. S, Mail, as
stcond'class Mail Matter, made through the Tucumcari
post'officc. Tucumcari. N. M.
THE TUCUMCARI NEWS,
The El Paso Daily News of November
2, gives us a very much appreciated com
pliment as follows.
"One of the best little weekly newpapers
that has reached our exchange table in
many a moon is the first issue of the Tu
cumcari News, printed last Saturday under
the management of Silas K. May and
editorship of S. M. Wharton. It is a
four-column, id-page sheet, filled w i t h
spicy locals and well written general
articles. Typographically it could hardly
be improved upon, as the type is new and
is put together evidently by a competent
printer. The livening News extends to its
New Mexico neighbor a most hearty wel
come to the field of Southwestern journal
ism and predicts that this paper will grow
and prosperundersuch able direction as that
now in charge. Iil Paso livening News.
There a is call out by the committee of
the old commercial cHb for a meeting to
reorganize. The call is for the ollice of
Col. Theo. W. Heman, Saturday, the .th
This appears to the N i:vs to be a very
important and sensible move on the part
of some of our enterprising businessmen
and citizens, and the matter should be en
couraged by everybody.
HOUGH'S NEW BOOK,
Minersoti Hough's new novel, "Heart's
de-sire," is at hand from the McMillan
Company. The Author of "The CJirl at
the Half-Way House, I'he Law of the
Land,'' and The Mississippi Bubble, " is at
his best in the new book. Mr. Hough has
traveled and hunted all over the great west
from the Mississippi to the Kockies. ever
since he was a boy; and more than once
has lived in just such a spot as the moun
tain town of "Heart's Desire," says the
critic. It is crude and lacks most things
counted worth having "back east," but
there are in it thoroughbred men, who
have found something of personal freedom,
something that gives the town its name.
With crisp freshness and contagious at
mosphere of high spirits, he relates how
certain notable things first came to
"Hearts Desire," the "littlest girl from
Kansas," and, foreshadowed always the
railroad. It is very romantic, of course,
delightfully emotional, but with a note of
naturalness and open air that rings true
Mr. Hough's books are intensely interest
ing to the people of White Oaks, which
in this book, is presumably, the mountain
town of "Heart's Desire," where he lived
and edited the Golden Ira, a pioneer news
paper of that famous old camp in her
balmy days, twenty years ago. His first
literary effort was as editor of that paper
which was launched soon after the discov
ery of gold in that locality.
Tucumcari Telephone Exchange
NOT A USELESS ACRE
There is not a useless acre in all New
Mexico. New Mexican.
No sir, every foot of land not suitable to
put to crops, furnishes pasture to our
countless herds of cattle and large Hocks of
sheep. There is no out-of-doors in New
Mexico that is not rendering valuable ser
vice to the inhabitants in some of these
The New Maxican remarks that it is a
misnomer to call this an arid country. We
think as much, when we are exporters of
fruit, lumber, coal, iron ore, beef cattle,
lambs, sheep, wool, etc. In Quay county
we have produced a surplus of many sorts
of farm products; and we are taxing the
Hock Island's local capacity to move our
sheep and cattle and wool to market. There
is nothing arid about this part of N e w
Thomr.s W. Lawson says he is going to
rescue the American policy-holders from
the clutches of the grafters of the big in
surance companies. Turn on the light Mr.
Lawson, it will not only benefit the honest
nsurance company, but it will be a god
send to the policy-holders, as well as broad
and meat to their widows and orphans;
and it is wrong that any com b i n a t i o n
should bo allowed to gamble on the sweat
money of humanity.
AFTER POLITICAL HIGHWAY.
"I am just a trille more intent on pun
ishing the Wupublican offender than t h e
Democratic offender, because he is my
own scoundrel," quoth the President jn his
speech at the board of Trade banquet at
Little Kock. "I feel a certain sense of pe
culiar responsibility for him."
The President promises to take care of
all the scoundrels he finds, and, while he
confesses inability to put an end to politi
cal outlawry and offenses in public life, he
says that it is his endeavor to carry out the
scriptural injunction and make it a matter
of "woe be unto him by whom they come. "
PUT OUT TREES.
The reforestation of this section of New
Mexico can be accomplished to a degree by
each homesteader planting all the trees he
can take care of for the next live or six or
en years. It is a good thing to do; it will
make a great difference in the appearance
and comfort of a home; and the cost and
care amounts to very little as has been
demonstrated right here in Tucumcari.
where a number of property owners have
grown thrifty cottonwoods in two or three
Uncle Joe Cannon is still a strong advo
cate of joint statehood; President Roose
velt is declared to be in favor of such a bill
only, for the admission of New Mexico and
Arizona. So if the republicans make it a
straight party measure before the next con
gress, which they will likely do, we believe
we will be transformed into "Arizona the
Great", in short order. So be it, it suits
the Nuws. A lower rate of taxation and a
strong representation in congress which
would enable us maybe to secure irrigation
reservoirs and other needed enterprises for
our people looks good to us
FARR HERRING, Mgr.
Iut in a Phone Do it 1 The Phone is a Time
Saver. Ask Central
Now. Time is Money.
OFFICE MAlri STREET CURREN BUILDING
Tucumcari Townsite & Investment (o.
Tucumcari Land (o.
Business and Residence Lots For Sale
M. B. GOLDENBERG, Agt.
The Pioneer House of the Kiid in the City.
WINES, BRANDIES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
call AND see. us. MORGAN . GRVBBS,
W, T, NICHOLISON
General Blacksmith aud Wood Work.
HOTSI2 SHOEING A SPECIALTY.
Tucumcari, N. M.
Business and Residence
$ Properties For Safe.
W CHEAP AND FAVORABLE TERMS.
$ T. W, Heman, Agt. Quay County Land Co.
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Tucumcari Wool Scouring (o.