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jr. B. COLVIJt
Contractor and TSxiilder
Plans and Specifications furnished on application
With Apologies to Sir Walter Scott.
The Lobby Saloon
FOR THE BEST
XOines, Liquors and Cigars
Woodward County Whiskey.
J. PACE & Co., Props.
Ksibricli & Mitchell, .Props
We have seed oats and Speltz Macaroni wheat and
barley. Have a car of maize, kaffir corn, millet,
broom.com and in fact all kinds of field seed
bought. They will be on in due season.
All kind of feed stuff constantly on hand.
1 W. H. FUQUA, PRES.
J. Z. REED, V. P.
W. A. JACKSON,
SEC- AND TRES.
Have secured So acres of the Smith Addition on
the east end of the city and havesurveyed and
platted 40 acres into town lots and 40 acres
into acreage property. This tract is located
south of the Rock Island connecting with
the right-of-way. This property is on the
market at reasonable figures and is the most de
sirable building site; to be found in Tucumcari.
Address all Correspondence to
fir) ur a lArvcnM
3J Secrctnrv and Tronsurv v
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CANTKR THK 1ST.
The bum at eve had drunk his fill,
Where election dough rolled in the
till; And deep his midnight bunk
had made In a box car's deep and
gloomy shade, But when the sun
is morning ray Sent stealing long
the milky way, A copper's whistle
sharp and shrill Came sounding
own the dusty hill, And fainter
et there came along, Echos of
the patrol man's gong.
As soaks that hear a stranger
call: Come un and drink. I nav
for all I" The bum spranir from
is rough old bed, His face showed
igns of haunted dread. But ere
is fleet career he took, The bed
bugs from his clothing shook, And,
like wizzard, doing feats so rare,
He pulled three rats out of his
hair. A moment cazed adown the
street. A moment wished for
faster feet. A moment listened to
the din of shouting cops a closing
in. Then as the foremost cop ap
peared, With one big jump the
box car cleared: And stretching
forward with headlong pace Sought
a refuge in any old place.
Rushed into view the shouting
. . . . .
cops, lAt every saloon tney maue
their stops) To many a mingled
drink at once Their anguished
stomachs gave response A dozen
cops ran fast and long A dozen
cops drank deep and strong. With
piercing noise their whistles blew,
While their breath smelt strong of
mountain dew. With whoop and
shout and loud halloo, No quiet
the streets or alleys knew. Far
from the noise iled every thief,
Each one thought his time was
brief While the grafter from his
seat on high Cast on the chase an
anxious eye. Till far beyond his
piercing gaze, I he copper's feet
the dust did raise. Faint the awful
din, Of bum and coppers, racing
like sin. And silence settled deep
and still, While the council passed
a franchise bill.
Less loud the gang of shouting
cops, Alternate ran and made their
stops, And disturbed the peace of
people near, Sitting in quiet and
swilling beer. For ere the city
fines were won, High in his path
way hung the sua, And many a
cooper, too, drunk to chase, Stop
ped to cool his sweating face.
While of the chasers of the "bo,"
Scarce half the bunch was able to
go. So shrewdly through alley and
street, Had the bold bum tried
their chasing feet. L. C. K.
Insurance that Insures.
2itf John F. Seaman, Agent.
C. C. Davidson writes fire in
surance. 6 itf
Brick, Lime and Portland Ce
ment. Jackson-Gailbraith -Fox-
worth Co. 24tf
Treat all Diseases
A. W. Wagner
M. B. FOWLER
Tucumcari Beer & Ice (
Fowler & Jarrell, Props.
Sole agents for Pabst, Anheuser Husch
and Ferd Heim Beers.
Seasonable Soft Drinks Bottled
Our Own Plant.
Full Line of Glassware for Supplies.
Business Phone 45
Legal Tender Saloon
The Pioneer House of the Kind in the City.
WINES, BRANDIES, LIQVORS AND CIGARS.
CALL AND SEE us. W T F.MRFJJTftN.