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QUAY COUNTY FAIR
At Meeting Monday Night Var
ious Committees Were
HOLDS OCTOBER 6th
10 nth INCLUSIVE
As pur announcement there was
a meeting of the citizens of Tucum
cari and Quay county at the court
house Monday night. There was a
good attendance and the subject
was discussed liberally. The or
ganization was made permanent
by the election of an executive
committee as follows : Donald
Stewart, Chairman; W. A. Askew,
T. A. Muirhead, See's, and C. II.
Committee on Invitations : Don
ald Stewart, T. W. Heman, J . A.
Street and M. B. Fowler.
Committee on Location: J. Af
Street, W. A. Jackson, A. A. Ball,
lames Lanigan, S. M. Wharton,
J. M. Callison and H. H. Hargis.
Committee on Sports : W. A.
Jackson, J. J. Harrison, W. J.
Hittson, Benito Baca, C. C. David
son,. James Lanigan and M. B.
Committee on Advertising : S.
M. Wharton, M. C. Mechem, W.
F. Buchanan and T. A. Muirhead.
Committee on Premium Lists :
D. J. Aber, W. C. Hancock, R.
P. Donbhoo, W. F. Buchanan,
James Lanigan, J.J. Pace and J.
Committee on Base Ball : W.
J. Hittson, Benito Baca and Farr
All these committees are at work
and it is expected will be ready to
report at any time called by the
executive committee. The question
is simply this, we are going to have
a fair and these committees are ex
pected to get down to business
and get ready for a fair. Something
over jSi.Soo. oo is already in hand
and more will be raised. Every
farmer in Quay county is earnestly
solicited to do his best to help in
the collection of an agricultural ex
hibit. We have simply got to have
the stuff belore we can show it. It
is to the advantage of every tanner
and every citizen to aid in the mat
ter as far as it is possible for them
to do. This is Ouav countv's first
attempt and the effort must be a
good one. We can't entertain a
thought of failure; we have the
goods, and it is simply up to us to
show them to the outside world,
and all the trouble and money ex
pended will comeback to us twenty
and one-hundred fold. Our far
mers are interested, the people of
Tucumcari are interested, so let
us strike while the iron is hot. Let
eyery farmer in the county prepare
his very best exhibit and bring it
in and turn it over to the commit
tee. If nobody else cati be con
veniently found, bring it to the
News oflice and we will take care
of it for you. Time is money in
any business, but in this instance
it is more than money, we must
hurry in order to collect an exhibit
before October 6th, and even then
it should be in place a week before
the lair opens.
Don't hesitate to call on this
paper for any information or assist
ance we can give you, and by all
means hurry because no county on
earth can build a fair in a month
unless everybody concerned gets
Dear Editor: After a long time
I will write again. We have had
rain enough in the last two weeks
to make a crop, if it had rained
just as needed. Every body seems
to be in good -spirits. The turnip
seed sown is a sight. All the crops
Well the people of Dodson have
been enjoying a season of good
meetings. That is the best set
tlement of people in the west, no
difference where you go. There
was only two men in that whole
settlement that had done wrong in
any way for the past seven months,
one of them got religion and joined
the church, the other one had the
courage to go before the church
and as the darkey says "fe'ss up,'
so we have a perfect neighborhood.
The same preachers are holding a
meeting at Ogle Flat now. J. T.
Jeffrey has had some of his children
visiting him; his son-in-law and
brother came from Terry Co.,
Texas. They had a time killing
rabbits and rattlesnakes, they kill
ed the dady cat of Quay county,
what some people call the bob cat,
it measured over four feet long.
The young men seem to like New
Mexico all O. K. One of them
tried railroading, went up to
Dawson one trip as a student (ire
man, graduated on one trip, the
other one worked on the coal chute
while his brother was gone to
Dawson, and he also learned all
he wanted to know about shovel
ing coal. Both has gone back to
their farms in Texas well satisfied.
Jeffrey's daughter Mrs. McKillipis
is also visiting him from Texas,
she hardly knew the town the way
it had improved in the past year.
She came here with Jeffrey last
Februrary a year ago, and left
the 30th of July '96, and came
l)ack the 30th of August '07, just
Now Mr. Editor if this does not
find its way to the waste basket, 1
will write again. I wish the Editor
and all those that contribute to the
building up of the News, (which is
building up Quay county) a long
life and prosperity.
"The only exclusive Clothlw and
Below are a few of the New Fall
Goods to be found at our Store.
For THE Ladies
New Dress Coods
M " Trimmings
Everything for Everybody.
New Israel Block.
I. 0. 0. F. LODGE
Starts With Twenty Charter Mem
bers a.nd Five Candidates
TUCUMCARI LODGE WO. 18, I O O F
N. E. Stevens, of Albueuerque,
Grand Secretary of the I. O. O. F.
Lodge of New Mexico, spent the
first half of the week here organiz
ingan I. O. O. F. Lodge. Although
solicited by Tucumcari for some
months to come for the purpose it
was a difficult matter, in the rush
of business, to get Odd Fellows
together. Many who will join later,
or as soon as cards can be obtained
from their home lodge, have ex
pressed a desire to come in. The
charter membership is twenty and
five candidates have applied for
membership by initiation.
The charter members are fol
lows: C. J. K. Moore, J as. Con
well, S. M. Wharton, L. E. Sher
wood, A. D. Pankey, G. F. Mullin,
J. C. Swartz, A. J. Davis, Frank
Cooper, A. A. Ball, Wm. Troup,
Levi Beals, J. F. York, J. C. Bar
nette, S. M. Dismukes, Harry
Whitesides, H. H. Hargis, D.
After disorganization the Initiary
degree was conferred upon five can
didates, vizt Judge R. L. Patterson,
L. E. Taylor and Farley, Keith
Dry floods store In Quay County."
for the Men
44 Fancy Vests
The officers elected were as fol
lows: Levi Beals, N. G.; Lee
Sherwood, V. G.; A. D. Pankey,
Secretary and S. M. Wharton,
Treasurer. Appointive officers
have not yet been filled.
The regular meeting nights are
Thursday of each week in Masonic
The new lodge is starting out
under very favorable circumstances
and aside from a large number of
Odd Fellows who will come in by
card, there should be many join
the order by initiation and it is ex
pected that we will have 50 to 60
members by the first of next year.
N. E. Stevens, the grand secre
tary, organized recently a lodge at
Mesa Rodondo with about 20
charter members and many of these
brothers were in to assist in the
institution of Tucumcari No. 18,
and the News has been requested
on behalf of our lodge to thank
these brothers for the splendid con
sideration shown us and, to ex
tend them a strong invitation to
visit at every possible opportunity.
The Grand Secretary is one of
the beat informed Odd Fellows in
New Mexico or in the southwest
and it was certainly an intellect
ual treat to hear him in the work.
To a thorough knowledge of Odd
Fellowship he added expression to
its solymnity and made the candi
date feel that responsibilities had
settled over him he had never
dreamed before. We were fortu
nate to have such ability with us.