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Volume 4. No. 42
And Tucumcari Times,
TUCUriCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1907.
Subscription $1.00 a year.
Material Being Unloaded at
Amarillo to Finish the Road
It has been very well authenti
cated that the Choctaw Rock
Island is now unloading material
at Amarillo for the extention of
the road. It is also well known
that about 80 per cent of the grade
has been done; it is also a fact
that part of this road must be built
this year in order to hold their
charter. Deduct your own conclusions.
Passengers Escape With Slight
Hurts, But Badly Shaken Vp.
While running thirty miles an
hour, the Chicago-bound Golden
State Limited on the E. P. & S.
W., was wrecked early Sunday
morning at Pastura. N. M., some
seventy miles southwest of here.
Six cars were thrown from the track
and the engine partially derailed.
The passengers were badly shaken
up, the only persons being serious
ly hurt were two negro porters.
The track was badly torn up and
delayed traffic fifteen hours. The
wreck was caused by spreading
rails and a brake shoe on the bag
gage car being broke.
of the citizens of Quay county is
hereby called at the Court House,
Tuesday evening, July 30th, at 8
p. rn., to discuss matters relating
to the proposed railroad between
Texico and Tucumcari, also to re
ceive the report of the committee
selected to confer with the Texico
By order of the Committel
A. D. G01.DENHKKG,
f While the wool this year is of
just as fine a quality as that of
last year and although the amount
of wool coming to our market is
just about the same as last year,
the price is somewhat lower. Last
year at this date wool men were
getting from 15 to 18 cents, accord
ing to grade, while today the wool
men get from 14 to 17.
E. Martinez of Revuelto was in
town Wednesday disposing of his
wool and buying ranch supplies.
Contemplated Activity in Railroad Matters Puts
Our City in the Foreground.
SANTA FE WANTS TO COME IN
A mass meeting of the citizens
of Tucumcari was held Wednes
day night at the court house for
the purpose of meeting a dele
gation from the towns of Texico
and Farwell, who came to submit
a railroad proposition.
After Alex Goldenberg had been
elected chairman and W. A. Askew
secretary, the business of the meet
ing began, following the opening
of the meeting by the chairman,
Mr. Goldenberg, J. M. Kindred,
chairman of the visiting delegation,
in a plain business speech, invited
the people of Tucumcari to co-operate
with those of Texico in the
promotion of a railroad connecting
Tucumcari with Texico.
Mr. Kindred gave some glowing
accounts of his city and spoke of
the bright future it has before it.
His remarks showed plainly how a
railroad connecting the two places
would prove to be of great benefit
to both towns. He also explained
to us that in building this road we
would then have direct connection
with the Gulf coast country, and
it would at the same time put this
road in touch with the Dawson
coal fields. He said the people of
Texico realize that without the
help of Tucumcari they can do
nothing, but with our help the
plan is practically assured. At
the conclusion of his speech he
was heartily applauded, and reso
lutions were passed extending our
greetings to the people of Texico
and endorsing their proposition.
Mr. Kindred made a fine address
and all who heard him expressed
themselves as being well pleased
with what he said.
J. M. Hamlin next followed,
briefly outlining the railroad prop
osition of the Southwest, and show
ing the many advantages Tucum
cari will have if the road is built.
His remarks were short, but to the
point and were well received by his
C. C. Davidson then made a
short talk, outlining the advanta
ges the road offered to our commu
nity. His remarks were well re
ceived. J. W. Jackson, M. C. Mechem
and W. F. Buchanan, spoke a few
words of encouragement, showing
the feeling that exists in the hearts
of the people of Tucumcari over
At the close of the meeting a
committee was appointed by the
chairman to meet with the Texico
delegation at the First National
Bank on Thursday morning at
eight o'clock, to further devise
plans for the carrying out of this
The following gentlemen consti
tuted this committee : C. H.
Chenault, Joseph Israel, Herman
Gerhardt, T. W. Heman, W. F.
Buchanan and Alex Goldenberg.
Later The committee appoint
ed by the chairman to meet the
Texico delegate at the First
National Bank on Thursday morn
ing, did as requested, but nothing
was done of any importance, and
it was decided to call another pub
lic meeting of the citizens to be
held July 30.
AS BVSY AS BEES
Conditions as they Exist To
day in the E. P. H S. W.
Special to the News:
Texico, N. M., July 25. Prom
inent citizens in a large mass meet
ing yesterday afternoon decided
to organize a company to build a
railroad from Texico N. M., to
Tucumcari N. M. a distance of a
bout eighty miles. A committee
was appointed to confer with Tu
cumcari people with the view of
gaining their co-operation.
Such a line would connect the
Santa Fe railway at Texico and
Rock Island railway at Tucumcari
and afford an outlet for the Daw
son coal fields to Texico and east
ern New Mexico and southwestern
Texas. A fine agricultural coun
try will be traversed and four
townsitec will be located. All
fine new recently surveyed land in
The only apparent difficulty to
be surmounted will be scaling of a
hundred foot drop known as the
cap rock which is about midway
between the two points and even
that may be avoided by making a
slight circuitous route thereabouts.
There is no doubt as to the com
mercial value of such a road.
The amount of work going on in
the Dawson yards the past week
has been marvelous. So busy has
that section of town been that it
could be compared to a bee hive.
Hundreds of men mingle with one
another in the execution of their
respective duties. Almost every
kind of construction labor can be
seen there. The round house and
machine shops are making
wonderful headway. The
turn-table and ash pit are just
about completed, and scores of
men are engaged in laying track
around the shops. Machinists and
and foundry men are here in great
numbers, and all are busy. Brick
layers are on every hand, and a
large force of men are kept busy
doing the concrete work.
The whole place has a bee hive
appearance, and it is reported that
next week the force will be in
creased. The strip of ground laying be
tween the Dawson branch and the
main line of the Rock Island has
become a village of tents, these
serving as homes for the men
who are employed in erecting the
shops and laying track.
Plan To Inaugurate
Curry On August First
(Special to the News.)
Santa Fe, N. M., July 25. The
executive committee in charge of
the inaugeration ceremonies has
concluded that unless word is re
ceived from Captain Curry to the
contrary, to make arrangements
for his inauguration as governor
on Thursday, August 1.
The regular program has not
yet been made up, but inaugur
ation ceremonies will take place
in the hall of the house of repre
sentatives at the capitol and an in
auguration reception and ball will
be held at the Palace hotel in the
A cordial invitation is extended to
citizens of New Mexico to attend.
Heavy anchors ai.d Cedar Fence
Posts at Foxworth-Galbraith Co.
Misses Verna Cartwright and
Rowena Lipscomb left Thursday
night for Santa Rosa where they
expect to remain for some time,