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Volume 5. No. 5
WRECK ON THE
Three Cars and Dead Enjint
Go Over Embankment.
There was a wreck on the Daw
son Tuesday afternoon, twenty-six
miles out of Tucumcari, resulting
in the derailment of three cars and
a dead engine, all of which went
info' the ditch'. Nobody was injured
but taaffic was delayed for twenty
four hours. The Hollinsworth
Twins show was behind the wreck,
causing them the necessity of re
FOR. TIMBER SUPPLY
Washington, Nov., 4. "In
twenty years the timber supply in
"the United States on government
reserves and private holdings, at
the pivsunt rate of cutting, will be
exhausted, although it is possible
that life growth of that period
might extend the arrival of this
time another five years.'
This announcement was imulo
today by Gifford Pinchot, the gov
frnnir'tit forester, who has just re
turned from a six mouths' inspec
tion trip, on which he traveled ten
In sounding his warning Mr.
Pinchot urged that the danger of
the situation should not be under
estimated. He said that the
United States user, more timber
per capita than any other country,
and that every man, woman and
child would be affected. He de
cried the policy of discounting the
future of the country by failure to
protect the natural resources, and
he has advised every one who has
not already done so to read Presi
dent Roosevelt's speech at Mem
phis on this general suject.
About one-fifth of the area of the
country is in government reserves,
but Mr. Pinchot called attention
to the fact that as privately owned
timber lands are better than the
government reserves, as a general
rule, the government does not con
trol one-fifth of the timber supply.
A scheme advocated by the state
forester of California is being
watched with a great deal of inter
est. Under the police powers of
the state the forester is endeavor
ing to protect the watersheds and
prevent private owners from de
vasting these lands in such manner
And Tucumcari Times.
TUCUriCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1907.
as will injure the irrigation ol
lands below. If this plan works
well, the government forester be
lieves it will be taken up in other
states and federal authorities will
be aided greatly by the co-operation.
PROMINENT MEN SAY
GOOD THINGS ABOUT US
A party of visitors who called at
the News office this week consisted
of the following. Col. Daniel
Shank, A. M. Peck and J. H.
Ennen of Clayton, 111.; Nick Cat
mah and daughter, Miss Etta,
Mrs. T. Stubenrauch and Geo. W.
Harbin of Waterloo, Iowa, and W.
R. Scott of Quincy, 111. All were
highly pleased with the prospects
of our country and commented
favorably on its rapid development
Mr. Harbin, in answer to the
Display of Sherwood & Campbell In
reporter's questions, said: "The
object of my present trip to New
Mexico is to find a suitable lo
cation for a number of people, that
is land enough for a small colony
of people from Illinois and Iowa
who are desirous of roming West.
I decided to select either the Es
tancia Valley or this vicinity. Three
years ago I was in the Estancia
Valley when that land was opened
for filing. There had been squatters
there, of course, but the land was
not taken from them. I made a
race to get there among the first to
file and was successful.
When I was here the land was
all held by cattlemen and legal
proceedings would have been ne
cessary to get land here, so I de
cided that would require too much
time. I find now, however, that
Tucumcari has developed beyond!
my expectations; it seems that once
it got a start it has grown rapidly.
I find the crops have been most
successful; it is a surprise to me
and to everybody. It is nothing
less than wonderful. I will admit
that 1 am using Tucumcari as an
exhibit point for the different par
ties I bring out. It is an example
of the resources of this country.
Had I forseen the rapid growth ot
this place, I should have brought
people here two or three years ago.
The gentlemen with me are look
ing for just such a location, and
when they are settled, will bring
others from their home towns."
Col. Daniel Shank of Clayton,
has been in the fruit nnd nursery
business for the past twenty-six
years and from this experience, is
in position to speak authoritively.
He made the following statement:
"I have made three trips to New
Mexico since July and I think you
have the natural conditions down
here for better fruit growing than
parade during Quay County Fair
we have in Illinois. You have the
soil and you are going to have the
market. What more could one
ask than such a condition as this?
I know this to be true from my ob
servations here; I have studied
fruit growing thoroughly, from ex
perience and from a scientific point
of view. I am familiar with the
diseases and insects which prey
upon fruits and vegetables. I find
in New Mexico that there are no
fungus growths of any kind. In
the North we have these growths;
they are a form of bacteria which
are blown through the air; lodging
on the fruit, leaf, or tree, they
germinate and if not checked, will
destroy the fruit. We are obliged
to constantly -ay and treat our
orchards to keep away these in
sects and diseases. The altitude
here will make these precautions
entirely unnecessary. For vines
I think the outlook excellent.
Subscription $1.00 a year.
These also will be free from worms
and diseases such as we have in
our state (Illinois). I do not
think the farmers in New Mexico
need fear apple scab, potato scab,
or any fungus growths."
Mr. Shank also gave us the his
tory of the "Missing Link Apple."
This apple is grown by the Miss
ing Link Apple Co., of Clayton,
111., of which Mr. Shank is the
owner, together with his sons.
The original seedling apple tree
was brought from Ohio to Schuyler
County III., about sixty years ago.
It was one of many- other one year
old seedlings trees planted in this
orchard, which upon arriving at
the bearing ago, proved to be
superior for its hardiness, its pro
lific bearing, and its mild, subacid
flavor, as well as its most excellent
keeping qualities. ' The bufk ot.
the crop will keep in any 01 dinar yV
cellar twelve months; some speci
mens have been known to keep
over twenty-four months and have
retained their excellent flavor! It
is claimed that this apple has
proven itself superior to all others
in resistance of insects and fugus
growths and will give a better crop
without spraying than any other
apple that has ever been brought
to public notice.
Mr. Shank and his associates
are here looking for a location to
establish a fruit and live stock
farm on a large scale. Before re
turning, they will visit the Agua
Negra Ranch near Santa Rosa.
A. M. Peck of Clayton, III., who
is a breeder of fancy cattle and
hogs at that place, visited Tucum
cari with a view of finding a loca
tion in this vicinity for a stock'
Col. Daniel Shank, who visited
our town this week, is the Vice
President of the Manker-Heavner
Navigation Co., with offices in
Chicago and factory at Pearl, III.,
who are the inventors of the Hydro
aurve boat. (This boat has broken
the world's record in St. Louis and
Peoria during the past summer).
One of their 30 ft. boats was used
as an official dispatch boat during
the Presidents visit in St. Louis
last summer. The boat is con
structed so that the displacement
of water required is not so great as
in others, hence the great speed.
John Cadger, the city marshal,
took the contract for the exca
vations on the new bank building
for the Trust & Savings, in order
to get the dirt for street improve
ment. He is putting in culverts at
various crossings and grading and
leveling and otherwise improving
I our thoroughfares.