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Quay County xo 05
Volume 1. No. 43.
TUCUHCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. AUGUST 18, 1906.
Subscription $1.50 a year.
Returns from Saturday's Elec
tion Most Flattering.
At the election held at the court
house in this city on the nth day
of August or the purpose of de
termining whether or not the town
should be incorporated, a majori
ty of the qualified voters decided
that the question should be decid
ed in the ' affirmative, the vote
standing 65 for and 45 against.
The question, was hotJy contest
ed as there was several factions
interested on both sides of the
question, but since the people have
recorded their majority in favor of
the project, all seem satisfied with
the result and content to do what
they can toward the upbuilding of
the town of Tucumcari as a dis
John J. Pace, II. II . Hargis,
Roberts. Coulter,' Henry Neafus
and Francisco L. Gutierrez were
elected trustees and John M. Law-
son as marshal, the entire vote
being as follows:
For Incorporation 65
Against Incorporation - 45
John M. Lawson - 47
Ed. McDowell - - 28
Ed. Ellis - 26
oam iiaruwicK - - 10
Henry Neafus - - 104
Roht. S. Coulter - - 66
J. J. Pace - - - 106
II. H. Hargis - - 72
Frank Gutierrez. - - 67
M. 13. Fowler - - 45
C. H. Rankin - - 4S
N. V. Gallegos - 32
C. II. Fowler - - 7
A. B. Simpson - - 2
Thursday evening the board of
trustees met and organized by
electing John J. Pace, chairman
and Robert S. Coulter, clerk, after
which the new board discussed
matters of general interest to the
town and took a brief suivey of
the most important things to be
done at the earliest possible date.
Before adjourning Earl George
was appointed treasurer and C. C.
Davidson city attorney.
The board will meet again at 2
o'clock p. m. on the 24th of this
Mrs. A. Jo well returned Thurs
day night from the eastern mar
kets where she has been for the
past ten days buying new stock for
the Racket Store and placing her
order for fall millinery.
The Top Notch has all kinds of
BY CITIZENS OF TUCUMCARI AND QUAY COUNTY
The welcome extended to Gov
ernor Herbert J. Hagerman, upon
his visit to this place last Monday
was without ostentation or display
but better than pomp or parade, it
was a sincere manifestation of the
people's respect and admiration
for the young chief executive.
When the Governor stepped
from the Southwestern special
bearing himself and party, he was
greeted by the reception commit
tee and a large crowd of represen
tative citizens as ever assembled
to give honor to one whom honor
A number of carriages were in
readiness and, after shaking hands
with the members of the reception
committee, the Governor and par
ty, consisting of Hon. J. W. Ray
nolds, territorial secretary, Attor
ney General W. C. Reid and Mr.
Carpenter, manager of the Daw
son Fuel Co., were driven to the
court house where they were giv
en an informal reception, after
which Gov. Hagerman made a
brief address which was character
ized by his usual earnestness and
sincerity; his words were well
chosen and fitly spoken, evidenc
ing the independence and courage
of conviction that characterizes
his official conduct.
After the address the party vis
ited the chief business industries
of Tucumcari winding up at the
scouring mill. This industr' is
one of the best equipped of its
kind in the country ancintercsted
the governor very much.
The committee had arranged for
a drive through the country for
the purpose of showing the visitors
that what has been said and writ
ten about the agricultural pros
pects of Quay county were gen
uine. The trip was east to the
farm ranch of Harry K. Grubbs,
at which place the party drove
north across the Rock Island rail
road and thence east to the farm
of W, L. and K. L. Patterson,
which was the climax to the day's
Here, Just on the outskirts of
the town is one of the most pleas
ing farm scenes ever beheld, long
rows of Indian corn, its silken tas
sels waving in the golden sunshine
giving relief to the eye and con
firms the belief that with proper
cultivation the soil of Quay coun
ty will yield an abundance that
will soon make the county the
grainery of the southwest.
Mr. Patterson had been inform
ed of this visit and had a number
of choice watermelons on ice to
which the party did ample justice,
as the afternoon was warm and no
other refreshments were on tap.
From the Patterson farm the
party returned to town and at n
o'clock in the evening departed on
their special train for Santa Rosa.
Few of our people knew the
governor personally before his
visit here and now that rtll have
met him, we hear expressions com
plimentary from those who met
him last as well as before.
We like his way of doing things,
we admire his-stand for clean gov
ernment and regardless of party af
filiations will stand by him in his
crusade against graft and corrup
C. E. Wheeler, foreman of the
S. W. paint gang is here this week
with his crew, painting the water
tank and other company structures.
He has been painting along the
Dawsou branch for some time and
when through here will return to
the work on the main line.
One four room house and two
lots, on easy lerms. Inquire of
M. B. Goldenberg. 43tf
One three room house and two
lots, on easy terrns. Inquire of
M. B. Goldenberg.
One patented ranch, can be ir
rigated, will be sold at a bargain.
Inquire of M. B. Goldenberg. 43tf
Seed Wheat and Rye.
r Call and see samples and leave
yoUr order. Gross Kelly & Co.
AT ALAMOGORDO ON I5th
Pleasantly Entertained Recep
tion Last Night.
A special to the New Mexican
from Alamogordo says Governor
Hagerman and party reached there
on the 15th inBt. A reception was
eld in the rooms of the district
court in the court house which was
irgely attended by many promin
ent citizens of the town and sur
rounding countYy. The members
f the party were very cordially
A trip was extended to the par
into and about the suburbs
which they enjoyed.
From here they went to Cloud-
croft via the Alamogordo and Sac
Sylvano Baca returned Wed
nesday from a trip to Las Vegas.
He went as far as Taos.
Work is under progress this
week on the Conant building
which is being fitted' up for the
Mrs. Guterrez, wife of Francis
co Gutierrez, returned Friday
night from a visit to her father at
Misses Mattie and Alice Fan
quay of Enid, Okla., are here
this week looking for homes in the
Sunshine Territory. They will lo
cate in Quay county.
Sam Hardwick left Thursday
morning on No. 30 with Sam
Gleason, the man who Sheriff
Street caught last week and who is
wanted in Deaf Smith county,
Texas, for robbery.
The following named persons
have been selected by the Com
mercial Club to go to the Sheep
men's Convention at Albuquerque
during the fair: Cruz Gutierrez,
Sylvano Baca, Vitorano Montano,
J M Savage and Robt. A. Morris.
W. L. Mitchell, a merchant and
farmer from Cincinnatti, Iowa, is
here this week and has taken a
homestead and a desert claim
about eleven miles east of town.
Mr. Mitchell is very much pleased
with the appearance of the coun
try around Tucumcari and with
the town and says if this is not a
wheat and corn country he never
The following names were reg
istered at the Cover Hotel Thurs
day and Friday: W M Ternberry,
Chicago; W L Mitchel, Cincinnati
Iowa; M L Kahn, Pueblo; C F
Waugh, Trinidad; J Linde and
son, St. Louis; A D Waldron
Denver; D B Nicholson, Amarillo;
F E McClcary, El Paso; Chas. E