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And Tucumcari Times.
Volume 4, No. 48
TUCUHCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER. 7 1907.
Subscription $1.00 a year.
New Executive a Veteran of Two
Wars Is a Man of Courage
Says a. Close Friend.
La Luz, N. M., August.-The
writer was over at Roswell the
other day and talked with many of
the citizens there. It may be said
with entire truth that Captain Cur
ry's advent into the Territory is
hailed with much satisfaction. He
can be depended upon to do what
is right. True, he is not rich in
this world's goods, but he has that
which money cannot buy a splen
did record. A veteran of two wars,
he has a gallant record on the many
fields where he fought for his coun
try in the distant isles of the sea.
Then in civil life, what a record he
has. Taft, Wood, Wright and
the other great men who have
come in contact with him all
speak of him in terms of praise.
Do you think for a moment that
he would exercise the veto power
to further the interest of a relative?
If for no other reason the late Boy
Governor should have been super
ceded for vetoing the artesian well
bill passed at the request of the
citizens of Roswell and vicinity.
It is of prime importance that the
underground waters of the splen
did valley at Roswell should be
conserved, yet to further the in
terests of his veneruble father he
did .veto this splendid measure in
tended as it did to protect the
underground waters of the Pecos
Valley. The history of all ar
tesian sections is that in time the
flow of water subsides and it was
to prevent this that the measure
was passed by the recent legisla
tive assembly. In defiance of the
wishes of the people of the Pecos
Valley it was vetoed; and yet the
Boy Governor and his venerable
father are reformers?
Both of these reformers belong
to the same combination repre
sented by a virulent and unscrupu
lous Democratic yellow sheet print
ed at Santa Fe whose editor is the
correspondent of the Journal at
Albupuerque. It may well be said
that this editor hesitates not to lie,
but with avidity seizes the crea
tions of a leprous imagination and
sends them deformed and ill
shaped into a purer atmosphere
than that of his dingy den. His
slanders are a bid for pap, sicken-
PRESIDENT ABANDONS .
Votes on Question Last Fall
Accepted as Final by
By authority of President Roose
velt James R. Garfield, secretary
of the interior, announces that no
other effort will be made by the ad
ministration towards bringing "up
again in congress the question of
joint statehood for Arizona and
New Mexico. The verdict of the
people recently expressed in these
territories will be accepted by the
president as final, Garfield says.
ing in his sycophancy, trailing his
slimy length where a dollar can be
made, the shadow of infamy envel
What is needed for this dirty
combination is not libel suits, but
a club or a norsewhip in the hand
of some of the citizens whom this
combination have maligned.
Tucumcari is to Have Some
thing in this Line that Will
be a Credit to the City.
II Leytze of Independence, Iowa
is here for the purpose of opening
a first class restaurant and cafe.
He is a man who has had a life ex
perience in the business and is
caterer to tne nest trade, lie is
negotiating for the purchase or
leise of one of the best locations
in the city and will begin prepara
tions for business as soon as the
matter is closed up.
Tucumcari is to have something
in this line that will be a credit to
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Henry Watterson's paper, the
most powerful democratic journal
in Kentucky was destroyed bv
fire on the night of August 30th.
The loss is great but will not seri
ously cripple the paper as it ha
plenty ol wealth behind it.
SIX MONTHS IN JAIL
BETTER THAN BIO FINE
One Law For Rich a.nd Poor
BETTER A PANIC THAN
VIOLATIONS OF LAW
Among other things political ut
tered by Secretary Taft at Denver
the other day in his speech to the
Republican Club, he said :
' ' I am not fierce, I am not bloody,
and I dc not want to criticise the
railroad people. I submit to you
a fair, honest question for the sup
pressing of violations of law. Would
not just six months' imprisonment
of any prominent railroad man who
is engaged in rebating, or any
prominent trust man who is en
gaged in receiving rebates, have
more effect in settling this rebate
question than a fine?
The railroads have got to un
derstand, that the law must be en
forced; the law is for the rich as
well as for the poor; for the power
ful as well as the lowly.
Nearly one-half of the United
States, the western part of the
United States, is under one railway
management, secured by the issu
ing of stocks and bonds of one
company to buy that of another.
If that system were continued it
would put the railroads of the en
tire country under one management
and makes us tremble, as well as
we might, that one man should ex
ercise the power that involves."
"The rigid supervision of rail
ways is only an antidote and pre
ventive of government ownership,
because it is certain that if we can
not regulate the railroads, govern
ment ownership will come.
"Now, as long -as the fine of
29, 000,000 imposed by Judge
Landis is, if it had been forty or
fifty days in jail for the local man
ager br the president of the Stan
dard Oil company, it would have
been much more effective, and the
execution of that judgment would
have been much easier.
"If our financial structure is de
pendent on the maintenance in the
community of men that have vio
lated the laws, and have accumu
lated enormous fortunes by illega
means, then I say we have come to
a pretty pass, and it is better to
have a panic than to have them go
TUCUMCARI POST Of FICE
RUSHED TO UTMOST
Handling 3,5 00 Pieces of
MORE HELP NEEDED
TO HANDLE BUSINESS
This paper having had occasion
to inquire into the matter learned
many things about the local post
office that is a revelation. For in
stance, the month of June 1907 has
shown an increase of 300 per cent
over that of June 1906 in stamp
cancellation alone. June 1906 was
$273. 51 and June 1997 is $775. 46.
The money order department has
gone to as high as $2,000.00 a day
and now in addition to this routine
there is an order from the depart
ment to count all letters and pa
pers going to the Star routes from
the distributing offices and Tucum
cari being a distributing office for
26 of these, it means that some
thing like 15,000 pieces must be
counted and placed into sacks of
the different routes each week.
The postmaster here is allowed one
clerk, which is not sufficient to
wait on the delivery not to mention
the money order and register
business, and a second clerk has
been employed and they all are
busy, but where the public is being
favored by the employment ad
ditional, Carter is paying for it out
of his own pocket. The office
should be made 3rd class and these
difficulties would disappear:
The Postmaster has been instruc
ted by the department to advertise
all letters remaining in the office
over one week and then after ad
vertising, send to the Dead Letter
office at Washington D. C.
Last Saturday there was a long list
of these and as soon as they can be
sorted, the office will begin to com
ply with this order.
It is expected that the new boxes
will be here now any day and
when they are installed the conges
ted condition of the Tucumcari
office will be relieved to a great ex
"Mr. Roosevelt is engaged in
prosecuting men to bring them to
justice, and if that creates a panic
on Wall street, then we will have
to stand it."