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Hon. N. V. Galluos, our rep-,
reseniauve, nas linrotiuceci a dim
to extend the northern boundary
of Quay county, taking off a little,
a very little of San Miguel and
not much more of Union in order
to give the people along the Ca
nadian river an opportunity to
make Tucumcari, not only their
trading point, but their county seat.
The people in this territory who de
sire to be annexed are very anxious
to be put into Quay county, and if
the legislature decides to grant
this petition to the people, Quay
county will build a good wagon
bridge across the river, and then
the inhabitants of that section may
easily reach Tucumcari mid return
the same day. The district of
country we want annexed to Quay
county is entirely segregated from
any town of Union or San Miguel
where they can do their trading
with any degree of satisfaction.
The distance is simply too great.
They must come to Tucumcari and
their desire in the matter should
F. L. Bennett, a late arrival has
located 20 miles south of town, on
the 9th, by I. C. Marr.
W. F. Buchanan, president of
the First National Bank, has gone
to Amarillo on a hurry-up business
Col. T. W. Human tells this pa
per that parties with whom he is
interested, are going to build a
hotel here in the near future. The
building will be opposite the Gold
enberg store. Very good location.
J. II. Dutro, of Montrose, Mo.,
and grand-son, V. E. Dutro, have
located near Montoya. They were
located by J. R. Wood, and they
tell us they are here to stay. They
are going to charter a car and ship
their stuff out, and intend to bring
their stock and farming imple
ments. A. R. Carter returned in due
time from his overland survey of
the proposed automobile line from
here to Amarillo, and informs us
that he found the matter of roads
more favorable than he anticipated.
He and L. E. Taylor are going to
Denver this week to see about their
order of machinery for an ice plant. !
Albert Wilborn who is interested
in a new town up the D-uvson line
is in the city and tells the editor of
this paper that his company has
sold fifty lots and that they intend
to get out prospectus right away
and push the townsite with great
energy. Mr. Wilborn is greatly
enthused over the prospects of the
new town. He says the very
choicest farming lands are in easy
reach of his new eldorado and
there is water and timber in abund
ance in easy reach.
WAY OF CLEANING LEATHER
Should Be Washed With Hot Milk and
Rubbed With Wax.
Tho following directions nro snld to
bo very good for cleaning and polish'
lug leather: Dip n soft woolen cloth
in boiling hot milk nnd wipe tho
leather with this, rubbing gently un
til all the dirt is removed. Then wipe
dry with a soft flannel. When tho
leather is clean go over tho surface
with a piece of flannel on which la
spread a tiny piece of prepared war
Tho wax should bo spread over tho
cloth us thinly as possible. After the
waxing go over the leather with 0
clean soft flannel, rubbing briskly, bui
not too hard.
A recipe, for this wax Is as follows
Put two ounces of beeswax cut in
Binall bits into a bowl. Place the
bowl in a pan of hot wnter on tho bach
of the range. When the wax is quite
soft beat Into It after taking it off
tho stove a quarter of a cupful of tup
pontine and half a teaspoonful of pur
ttflln oil. It is ready for Immediate
use. If before you are ready to use
ft the wax should get cold set it In n
pan of hot water for a few moments
This is suitable for leather that Ik
used as a furniture covering. Nev
Clearing the System of Anger.
"I write lots of letters that I nevei
mail," suid a woman to a friend
"What do I do with them. I tear them
up. I write them simply to get things
I want to say out of my system. Foi
Instance, if the butcher has sent me
a mediocre steak, and I am mad about
it I don't call him up and scold him. 1
simply send the steak back, and then
sit down aud write a letter giving him
the very mischief for his carelessness
"When I have written It I read 11
over. I have the rebuke out of my
system, aud I feel better. Next I tear
the letter up. The butcher gets his
steak back and knows he was careless.
He sends another one, and is moro
careful next time. He didn't need the
calling down, but I needed tQ get rid
of it. Every once in a while I sit down
and write notes to people, telling them
exactly what T think of them.
"When I get. tho things I want to say
out of my system the notes are de
stroyed and I am relieved. That Is
the way I keep people liking me. I
say what I think of them, and have tho
satisfaction that comes from saying It,
but It never reaches them or anybody
Judge Thompson as a Witness.
A few years ago, in u murder case
being tried at Farmtugum, Me., the
Hon. C. N. Ulunchard of Wilton, now
a member of Gov. Cobb's council, was
conducting the cuse of the accused,
for whom he was trylug, with doubt
ful success, to make out a case of in
sanity. It appeared during the trial that tho
prisoner had been In many quarrels,
and had been brought many times bo
fore the courts to answer to tho law
for his conduct. At one of these trluls
ex-Judge Richard Thompson, formerly
of Boston, but now a retired farmer
in tho town of Juy, Me., presided as
Thompson was a witness at the mur-
uer Iran uuuvu umuuuii 10, ana was
being questioned by Mr. Blanchard.
The nttorney, true to his purpose of
establishing the insanity of his client,
queried the ex-judge as follows:
"Judge Thompson, did you notice any
evidences of mental weakness or pe
culiarities In the defendant at this
"Y-e-s!" drawled the ex-judge, "ha
employed yon for counsel."
Perils of the Missionary's Life.
Missionary work among the natives
n southern Africa appears to be full
f peril. In time tho missionaries
successors will be entirely secure In
heir effects, but their self-sacrificing
'oil among the black tribes seems at
resent to bo dangerous, especial!)
mong the people with whom the Ger
tnans are brought In contact. New
Breach of Promise.
"There nre so ninny 'schools of cor
.-espoudenco' these days." remarked
tho girl who roads tho advertisements
in the back of the magazines. "Did
you over learn anything by corre
spondence?" "I learned a lesson," sighed the
voting man, raking up some bitter
Iregs from the cup of memory.
"Indeed! What form of correspond
ence did you experiment with?"
Postpones Assuan Dam Schemo.
The Egptlan government has deel
ied on postponing nnd this may mean
abandoning the scheme foi raising
the Assuan dam, and thereby Increas
ing the supply of water for the irri
gation of the country in the summer,
nnd has taken this decision mainly
because two mathematicians In Lon
don have developed a now theory re
garding the stresses on mnrsonry
American Stays In England.
James Boyle, recently United States
consul at Liverpool, has taken up his
permanent residence in England. He
Is general manager of an Atnerloaa
company vhlch Is doing an immense
business at Liverpool In coaling ships
One of the odd awards offered by
iiie French Academy of Scienco Is
that of 520.0JU. established by Pierre
"'u.maon, for the discoverers of a
it -uih vf communication with another
An Apt Definition.
Two little girls were playing with
their dolls, when one of them gave
her doll a severe shake and said sharp
ly: "Now, If you do not behave I will
swat you, see if I don't!"
"What does 'swat' mean, Helen?'
asked the other little girl.
"Why, don't you know that 'swat
Is simply colored -for spank?" was tho
reply. Llpplncott's Magazine.
Fine Private Art Collection.
In Springfield, Mass.. Is a nrlvnto
art collection the largest and most
varied owned by any one Individual in
the country. It is the oroDertv of n
W. V. Smith, who has spent ovoj
fifty years in getting it together, and
It Is ranked with the New York Metro
politan museum and the Wallace inn.
seum of London.
SurvlvorB of Massacre.
Mrs. Abble Gardener Sham, the snl
survivor of the Spirit Lake massacre
of 1857, Is living at Plllsburv Point
Lake Uoboji, la. With the nrocefiris
of the history of that event he pur
chased her home on the lake.
Trouble Brings Wrinkles.
Recent pictures of the czar and tha
czarina Indicate that both have aged
within the last year. This, howover.
Is more true of the czarina than of the
He Get His Raise.
In a large city mercantile house not
long ago there were a limited number
of increases of salary to be given out
to those employes In a certain grade.
Before the promotions were awarded
the manager ordered the various ell-
gibles to write a request for promotion
and tho reason it was wnnted. Tho
following request was received from a
"Sir. My reasons for deelrlug pro
motion are as follows:
"1. Ethel, aged 7.
-2. Willie, aged 5.
"3. Dorothy, aged 3V4.
"4. Johnny, aged 2 years."
Xle got his raise.
Mr. Dudley's daughter, Mrs
Taylor, visited him last week. .
The First Umbrellas.
An umbrella Is a "little shade." Cot
grave in 1611 defined an "umbrella"
as "a (fashion of) round and broad
fanue, wherewith the Indians (nnd
from them our great ones) prosorve
themselves from tho heat of a scorch-
ling sunno." To Ben Johnson and
Beaumont nnd Fletcher, llkowlso, the
''umbrella" was a sunshade. Accord
ing to Florlo (1598) an umbrella was
"a little round thing that women bnro
in their hands to shadow them; nlsr,
1 broadbrlmd hat to keep off heat aiid
ray no; also, a kind of round thing like
1 round skreene that gentlemen use in
.'tuly in time of sommer."
Hospitality in Children.
Hospitality should be encouraged in
children as far as it Is within thn
means of the parents to do so. Let
iheiu have their little teas and annl
rersary pnrtles. It will help them to
levelop this trait and will give them
in opportunity to put In practice
tmenltles of social llfo which they
ire expected to observe In later UN,
Jays the Brooklyn Times. There (h
jothing more excellent to behold than
1 child with easy, gracious manners,
free from shyness and without bold
less. OUGHT TO HAVE KNOWN.
But F neral Prima Donna Sang on 80
A certain woman In a Connecticut
town has quite a reputation aB a sing
er at funerals. Last year she Banc
I at 167 of these lugubrious functions.
Not only her own town, but villages
and -cities for miles around, bespoke
I her services on such occasions. Early
1 this season the woman foreswore
funerals for a while and went away
for a vacation. The day after her re
turn she met a neighbor, who was 40.
thin and plain spoken.
"Good morning, Martha," said tho
funeral prima donna. "How Is youi
mother this morning?"
"Ma's dead," drawled Martha.
"Oh, I am so sorry," cried the sing
er. "Can I be of any assistance?"
"No, I guess not," said Martha.
The singer was surprised at that.
"When is your mother to bo
burled?" she asked.
"She Is burled," said Martha, who.
In her turn, showed astonishment.
"What!" exclaimed the singer.
"Why, it Is strange I didn't hear any
thing about it. When did she die?"
"About six months ago."
The singer's bewilderment lncrean
ed. "I must have been away at the
time," she said, "but It Is tunny that
none of my family told me anything
'I ;uess," said Martha, "they didn't
think It worth while to tell you, seeln'
's you was here aud sang at the funor
Senator Dawes as a Botanist.
John A. Harris used to relate tho
following Incident, which happened
tn his home town of Plalnfield, Mass.:
In 1886 the Into Sonator Henry L.
Oawes, while driving near the town
of Plalnfield, not far from Cummlng
ton, his native town, lost his way and
secured the services of William Reld,
a simple-minded youth, to direct him
the right way.
Mr. Dawes took the boy In his car
riage, and as they were passing un
extensive pasture, . the senator re
marked that wae "a fine lot of spear
"That's Herd's grass," remarked the
Vainly the senator tried to explain
that the boy was wrong, and flnallj
made a bet of $10 to a cent that he
(Mr. Dawes) was right, and referred
the matter to Andrew E. Wells, an
old farmer who knew Mr. Dawes by
"Guess you have lost, senator," said
tho referee, who decided the bet in tho
boy's favor; "why, that is Herd's
grass, for It belongs to Tom Herd."
Bo Mr. Dawes admitted that tho jok
yas on him.