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Milton Mom, twonty-livo yours
a resident of this county, died nt
his homo ho re on the 14th inst.
and was laid to re.st in the Catho
lie cemetery on the loth.
Norton struck water at a depth
of 200 feet. He has opened a
store and made application for a
Jackson Brothers have moved
their well machine to Hoy Welch's
place and are down ahout 200 feet.
Say, Editor, 1 want to say a
word or two to "Old Hayseed'' of
Charcoal Flat, about tho county
fair. Now, 1 want to say that if
the business men of Tucumcari
won't offer any prizes you just go
ahead and raise tho best crops you
can and we of Puerto will match
exhibits with you in Tucumcari
any day in Sept. or Oct. for a
pound of ginger snaps.
II. M. Bates has broke 60 acres
of old ground, sowed 20 acres of
oats and will begin breaking sod
soon. He is also going to sow
blue grass, white clover and alfal
fa; 20 acres of each.
S. S. Gholson, manager of the
TTT Cattle Co., is going to quit
the cattle business and be a nestor
with the rest of us. Ho started
wagons on the 19th to Bovina for
lumber to build him a house and
otherwise improve his claim on
J. T. Logan's little child had its
feet badly burned last Friday.,
We are going to have a school
house at Salidito as soon as wo can
get the district created. We also
have a doctor and two stores.
Our country is settling up very
rapidly, there is a settler on most
There will be a box supper at
J, T. White's south of San Jon on
Thursday evening, Feb, 28th.
Eyerybody invited to come. Pro
ceeds go to build a church.
There was a musieale at Pitt
nian's Friday night and as usual
everyone had a good time.
Thompson was collecting poll
tax at San Jon Saturday.
There is to bo an entertainment
at Mundell's Friday night.
At last report Martin's little
boy was improving rapidly.
Bro. Turner filled his regular
appointment at San Jon Sunday !
and the crowd demonstrated the
need of a church.
Wo understand that the auto
line from Tucumcari to Amurillo
has contracted to carry the mail
between thoso places; wo hope
that includes us but hav'nt heard.
There was a singing at Burton's
On account of the i ndisposition
of her sister Mrs. White was mail
carrier one day this week.
HARD TO IMITATE.
SoiiiiiIn Ucyoiitl the Ability of Oar
"That tnnn can iinitiito perfectly tho
JliiKlu of money," said In a tone of eu
logy a young woman.
"Well, what of thatV" objected her
companion. "That ought not to be
hard to do."
"Try to do It."
The objector, after mimmonlng Into
hu mind the houikI of Jingling money,
tried. "H-r-r-tat-tat," he went. "Ur-br-bnt'fa-ra,
ehk-chlck-chk." Then lie
smiled apologetically, for he had failed.
Not by tho furthest stretch of tho Im
agination could it be said that he had
uttered a sound that resembled mon
ey'B Jingle in the least degree.
"I knew you couldn't do It," said th
young woman. "It is amazing how
mauy simple sounds there are that we
can't imitate, try as wo will. There is,
for instance, the sound of u person
wnlklng, the sound of u typewriting
ninehlne in operation, the sound of run
ning water, the sound of a breaking
dish. You can't imitate those com
monplace noises, and I doubt if uuy
one in the world can. Our vocal ca
pacity neams to us large, but it is real
ly limited enough as limited as Unit
of many animals and much more lim
ited than that of certain birds. That
Is why I honor a man who has extend
ed his vocal capacity sulilclently to Im
itate the pleasant, sllvory sound of
money's Jingle." Baltimore Horald.
Wonderful FlifrhtN of Thla Great
Kcuthered Wander or.
Of all the strange creatures soen by
travelers not the least Interesting Is
the wandering albatross. This great
feathered wanderor, sometimes meas
uring seventeen feet from tip to tip of
his wings, will follow a ship for days
nt a tluio. Some travelers and sullors
declare that they have seen a particular
bird fly for weeks at a tliuu without
resting. The albatross hus always
beon n bird of mystery, and In auclout
times the people believed that these
unwearying sea birds were the com
panions of the Greek warrior Dlomedes,
who were said to have been changed
into birds at tho death of their chief.
Though tho superstition about the
killing of an albatross bringing bad
luck is only a foolish one, It has served
a useful purpose for many yonrs in pro
venting the slaughter of thoso beautiful
and gallant birds the sailors' friends
and tho landsmen's wonder. Up In
dreary Kamchatka, that outlying purt
of Slberlu which cuts into tho north
Paeiile, the natives, never having
heard of the superstition ubout the
albatross, catch him and eat him, but
his llesh .makes such poor food that,
after all, the legend may be said to
hold good, for he Is indeed In bad luck
who has to make a meal of It Ottawa
SOLON OF ATHENS.
IIlu Definition of tho Mont Perfect
Form of Government.
"What Is tho most perfect form of
government?" was onco propounded
at the court of Perlander, king of Cor
inth, one of tho seven wise men of
Greece. Ills six fellows were present,
and of them Was answered first, giv
ing ns his opinion, "Where tho laws
have no superior." Thales of Miletus,
the great astronomer, declared, "Where
tho people are neither too rich nor too
In his turn said Anacharsis, the
Scythian, "Where virtue is honored
und vice detested." Said Plttacus of
Mltylene, "Where dignities aro always
conferred upon tho virtuous and never
upon tho base." Said Cleobuh's,
"Where the citizens fear blamo more
than punishment.'" Said Ghilo, the
Spartan, "Where tho laws are more re
garded than tho orators."
Tho last to roply was the youngest
but wisest of them all, Solon of Ath
ens, who said, "Where an Injury done
to tho meanest subject is an insult to
the whole commuulty."--Loudon Tele
Telephone 13. Tucumcari, N.M.
Physician tvnd Surgeon
Diseases of Kyo, liar, Nosti and Throat
Office 1 st door west Glasses fitted
Pioneer Drug Store. frcu.
Boot and Shoe Shop.
General Hepair Work a Specialty
East Main Street.
Top Notch Store
E. HcCARGAR, Prop.
Fruits, Confectioneries, Cigars, Tobacco, Books
Magazines, Daily Papers, Notions, Groceries.
! Main Street
1, E, Jones,
Wholesale and Retail
Legal Tender Saloon
The Pioneer House of the Kind in the City.
WINES, BRANDIES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
CALL AND SEE US.
E. R. DUNN,
Just opened for business. Vino, assortment of
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
IIKIVVUK & JACKSON
Contractor and Builder
Iviumiiiti. ivuin, 111 1 til. 1 l ver lllllljr
in the carpenter line.
Estimates Furnished on Application.
TUCUMCARI, - . N1SW M5X
M. H. KOCH,
Complete Stock of Funeml Goods.
Southwest of Post Office, Tticumcar
J. M. SAYRE,
Livery, Feed and Sale Stable,
Clayton, N. M.
McoKs Trains at, Texline, coming and
going. To make quickest, time to
Clayton, coino on to Tuxlinu and take
hack to Clayton.
Located in New Quarters p
Opposite Glenrock Hotel
Choice Meats and
2" Your Trade Solicited
H. K. GRUBBS,