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THE WEEKS GRIND
OF THE COVR.T
O. U. Erickson of Enst Las
Vegas is in the city.
T. J. Burnett, the stock man,
spent several days in town this
H. W. Moore, aSan Jon farmer,
spent several days in town this
Judge R. L. Patterson has been
suffering from rheumatic attacks
J. M. Alvey, the president of
this company, has been sick for
J. C. Hawkins of the Montoya
Republican was in the city Tues
day on business.
Donald Stewart spent the first
of the week in Las Vegas looking
after business matters there.
J. W. Callahan, formerly em
ployed by the Eagle Cornice Works
as bookkeeper, was admitted to the
The Majestic, a new theatre, lo
cated on the corner of Second and
Center streets, opened for busi
ness Monday night.
C. H. Porter, passenger-traffic
manager of the Rock Island lines,
spent several days here this week
in the interest of the company.
W. J. Peck of Thomas, Okla.,
is in town, the guest of Dr. C. J, K.
Moore. He is well pleased with
the company and will locate a
J. A. Springer of Quay was in
town this week as a special venire
man. He is the Quay farmer who
raised the 70-pound watermelon
which is still on exhibit at this office.
A Mr. McKnight, who has been
employed as bookkeeper for the
FoxworthGalbraith Lumber Co.,
here, will leave next week for
Perry, N. M., where he vfrill take
charge of a yard for the company,
: The farmers around Solana are
still sowing wheat and otherwise
preparing their lands for crops.
Somewhere near 1500 new settlers
have come to that section recently,
and the locality has a great future.
Excavation has begun on the
Hew block for the Trust & Sav
ings bank, corner of Main and Sec
ond. The dirt is being used to
grade the streets and is improving
the looks of Second very materially.
. W. W. Wallis, a prominent
stockinan of Quay county, and
Miss Ethel Burman were united in
marriage at the Hotel Plaza, at
five o'clock, Wednesday afternoon,
November 6th, by Rev. J. W.
Jerry Jarrell, one of the first
farmers to break land in this com
munity, brought in a fine specimen
of sugar beet and placed it on ex
hibition Monday. The beet was
grown without irrigation, but Jerry
says not without cultivation.
S. E. Pelphrev. manairer of the
Cimarron Construction Co., is in!
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luwu luuKiiiK inter contracts on
round house and shops for the
Southwestern which he is just
Mrs. Florence B. Crawford en
tertained a few of her friends last
night at her home on Third street.
A telegraph party was the most en
tertaining feature of the evening.
Elegant refreshments were served.
Tuesday night a man supposed
to be in the employ of the South
western, was arrested charged with
stealing coal from the yards. He
was arranged before Judge Saxson
Wednesday morning and fined
$1.00 and costs.
Alfred Long, son of Judge Long
of Las Vegas, is locating at Cuer
vo and will do a commissioners'
business at that place. Chas.
Brown who has been U. S. Com
missioner there has resigned and
gone to his homestead.
The Tucumcari Water Works
Company have begun laying the
mains and otherwise getting ready
for business. They began digging
the ditches on fylain street east
Monday morning. Tucumcari
should have water now in a few
W. A. Essary returned last Sat
urday from Webb county Texas,
to appear as a witness in the case
of the Territory vs Hardwick. He
says he notices many changes in
and around Tucumcari since he
left. The ranch he sold near town
six months ago for $2400 has
again changed ownership at a con
sideration of $3700. Essary is well
pleased with his new home; it is
a good stock country he says,
Levi Beals tells the News that
he has two bales of cotton picked
off of ten acres and has another in
the field. His cotton was grown
on sod land and was never culti
vated. He didn't touch it after
planting until gathering began.
He will begin hauling it today to
Tucumcari for ginning next week.
Mr. Beals says he intends to plant
fifty acres next year.
R. E. Gibney, who has for some
time been down with typhoid fever,
was this week removed by the Ep
worth League of the South Metho
dist Church, from a dark and un"
ventilated room over the Williams
meat market and taken to the hos
pital across the track, where he
will receive the best of care and
treatment. The League certainly
deserves great credit for their many
acts of charity done along this line,
and we earnestly hope that their
labors, if not rewarded here, will
he rewarded a hundred fold in the
worm to come. !
The case of the Territory of Now
Mexico vs Hardwick came on to be
heard immediately after the trial of
the Estes case and has occupied
the greater part of the week. The
selection of the jury was begun
last Friday and was not completed
until Monday night.
The trial has been most intense
ly interesting, on account of the
parties being well known in Tu
cumcari, and on account of the
ability of the counsel both for the
Territory and defense, and from
the first of the taking of the testi
mony the court room has been
Hon. Edward R. Wright, dis
trict attorney, assisted by Judge
J. E. Wharton of Alamogordo
prosecuted this case in behalf of
the Territory, and Hon. George
Culp of Gainesville, Texas, Judge
Byron Sherry and Attorney W. J.
Hittson of this city, appeared in
behalf of the defendant.
This case is too well known to
the citizens of Tucumcari to need
reviewing. The testimony of the
happenings of the facts is so con
flicting and confusing that it has
proven no little task for the jury to
unravel and disentangle the real
facts in the case.
After several hours in argument
of the case by counsel, the case
went to the jury at a late hour on
the night of Wednesday, Nov., 6,
This case has perhaps aroused
more interest than any case ever
tried in Quay County, and at the
closing argument by Judge J. E.
Wharton Wednesday night the
Court room was crowded to over
flowing. The greater part of the week has
been occupied in the trial of this
case, and little other business has
been transacted by the court.
The criminal docket was not
finished up and no civil cases were
reached at this term. A great
amount of civil business must go
over until the next term of the
Court for Quav county.
As we go to press the jury is still
out (Friday, 4 p. m.) Court will
Regular services will be held at
the Presbyterian Church tomorrow
at the usual hour. Subject for the
morning sermon, "The Crime of
Talking;" evening sermon, "is
the Christian Religion Practical?"
Special music will be rendered at
the Christian Endeavor meeting.
James Cannon is back from a
several months sojourn in El Paso,
and will again take a sifuation
with M. B. Fowler. Jim will at"
tend to the brewerv.
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