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THE ALDUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL, FIVE. VDc mm RRV tZOUNTY r y , m Mm mm r. i i-w . ' - - is"" 1 sjScjCjj-y rt ' JfQgBc s"7 i i Govts, a Bustling, Hustling City Not so very long ago a type of farming known as "dry-farming;," In contradiction to the usual Irrigated cuine in almost general use through -nlains of the eastern part of the Sun shine state. That It is a success ts amply shown by the growth of the cities and towns In those plains. Cur rv county embodies many miles of niich plains, having an average an more It has prospered wonderfully since that type of agriculture came into use, and has produced through that agency and because of the rail roads which cross, several thriving ritles and a number of smaller towns. Of these Clovls is the chief. Clovls Is the county seat of Curry county, and takes rank at once as place as a railroad center may be gained from the fact that the pres ent improvements have already cost more than a million dollars. Nor Is that all. The city is on the line of a proposed extension to Tu cumcurt on the Rock Island system forwhlch the Santa Fe hus made sur veys, and when this line is built, af fording a miick and easy means of communication with the Dawson coal fields and consequent cheap fuei must at once take on greater Import ance as a railroad point and as a manufacturing center. The Santa Fe Improvements at Clovls now Include a roundhouse, ex tensive shops, a modern station, and the Gran Quivira hotel, one of the famous Fred Harvey eating houses. be had. They are fertile, and the comparatively heavy rainfall of the district offer a great field for carry ing on the cultivation of almost every kind of crop which can be grown elsewhere. The soil contains every sort of material for the proper nourishment of plant life, and Is of such a constituency as to hold water well. The county took first prize the year after It was organized (1919) at the state fair for the best exhibit of dry farming products. Curry county is peopled, and Clovls draws her population from the same clans, by the very best class of American farmers. They are thrifty, .hard-working people, the sort that want good schools and good roads, andkeep working until they get them. There are none of the representatives of the Wild West element In cither town or county, and this despite the comparative newness of the district. One of the Industries which Is des tined to be of great advantage to Clovls In the future Is the raiBlng of fruit. There are literally thousands of acres in Curry county, open to en try as homesteads under the various acts of congress, which will produce many pounds of fruit yearly. Fruits In this country are free from pests which often annoy the horticulturist CLOVIS. A GROWING CITY -I, IE. BELT, THK MONT ATTRACT IVK AUDITION. On entering the city of Clovls, the Magic City of the plains, one is at tracted by the beauty of the blue grans lawns and gardens, and im mensity of buildings of the .Santa Fe railroad. The commodious and mag nificent Harvey house at once tempts the most fastidious appetite and is of itself one of the Joys of the system. On inspection of the shops and rail road works and a survey of the busi ness section of the city, one natural ly inquire first as to the facilities for schooling and education, and second as to the most desirable part of the city for a home. Clovls has besides the best public schools and Commer cial college of any town of its sUa in the west, three banks, several large church edifices including many denominations, large opera house, fine hotels, block upon block of two and three story brick business houses, two live newKpapers. mils of cement walks, one of the finest electric light, water and sewer systems to be found and water 99.8 percent pure; hundreds of modern houses, the bungalow and southern cottage bolng the leading ar chitectural designs, and the largest Santa Fe freight and passenger divis ion west of Topeka, with u monthly VIKST NATIONAL BANK. Clovis has three buul , bat th lurtcrt is the above mentioned. It was organized in July, 1907, with a capital of $00,000. It is really the Oldest bank In the city, but the sec ond one to open Its doom. l'lnuuciul ly It is the strongest bunk in Cuiiy county. Its capital, surplus uud profits today amount to $50,000; its deposits are (170,(100, and the cash due from uther banks is (70,000. The bank owns the building, a handsome two-story brkk, which was erected at cost of $21,000. The second flour of the building Is used for offices and real estate concerns. The mot to of the bank is "We do strictly banking, that's all." There are m' teen stockholders whose wealth is es timated to be $2,500,000. The ui fl eers are H. C. Iteid. president; G. W. Klngloton, vice president; It. I). Old ham, cashier, aud A. W. Skarda, as sistant cashier. J. A. Bishop is ex change clerk. The president, Mr. Held in the attorney for the A. T. & 8. F. It. It., and the vice president is he foreman of the construction de partment of the name road. Mr. field Uvea at Hagerman. TIEXTtY OltTOFSKY. Mr. Orlofsky Is the official watch Inspector of the Santa Fe system at Clovis. ITe has been In the Jewelry business In Clovls fur three years nnd Ipee buying out the stock of the lute J. II. Croft, conducts the oldest store of Its kind In the city. It Is lo cated at 112 South Main street. Mr. Orlofsky carries a full line of watch es, clocks, Jewelry, cut glass, fancy china, diamonds, phonographs and records and repnlrs for all makes ot watches.' He hns employed the ser vices of an expert watchmaker nnd repairer and has a large railroad trade. The trade extending as far as flnswcll and Amnrl'i-i. Me. iirlofsky is one of the most prominent business In the city and a host of business ac quaintances and friends. He carries an $8,000 stock of go.dn rf.nl does .. very large business annually. Be sides being the oldest store In the city It Is also the largest and the trade Is constantly Increiialng due to the business ability of the proprietor, who Is a hustler and one of the most en ergetic business men In Clovls. CLOVIS STRAW LAVNOltV. Clovls has omy one steam latiu'liy. The laundry la owned and managed bv W. F. Swart!!. M i hus been. In posses sion for the pnst two cut, having bought out the Int-restn of thj firm er owner, Mrs. M. J. Hledsoe. The laundry In equipped with all the finest and most up-to-date machinery, everything being the latest desingns. The laundry has all the city work and does work for a territory covering a distance of over 150 miles. Its terri tory extending as far east as Friona, Tex., south as far as Lake-wood, and We.'st to Vaughn. Fourteen employes, II skilled in their different lines, ore employed during the bysy senson. All the work Is up-to-date i every ra spert and 'he laundry eijoys a wry rood anil locative trade. Mr. Swam has been in Hie business two years and Is intending to form a company and have It Incorporated in the n"tr fu ture. It in one cf the finest sun dries In the stale, :.nd there some good ones In New Mexico. It Is also the Intentions of the management to move Into town closer, as It Is the laundry is located seven blocks from the manifest. . w .4 rj2fJT') - . ; -' 'Vi - 1. -t , - ' .ni... ..Tr.-K re. "'tT5 4 ;'if. i. li"" " i " ; "IWMI.'.-Tt: ,. l ...1 i' - t '"J . U "Hi lit- ,W.U irOC.S ARK WELL WOIITH WHILE. ,he chief city'cf the' entire section. All are of reinforced concrete con- Larse areas of these .ands may sti.l ? TiSSt ,ho rr a railroad center of great import- slructlon, and are built In the modi- und damage the crop eisew nere. Improvements being added every first one to open its doors in the city. m-e and us the home of some of the tied mission type, which Is in such Ample markets are provided for all month. It was opened In June. U07. The of- best boosters to be found In the state. gonera, UBe In New Mexico. The sorts f produce. The Santa Fe of- In looking for a desirable location fleers of this lu.n U 1 nj; !::::.! t '.!! t f ?. Clovis is a fine example of the re- undhouB8 ls ,arKe enough for 18 fers quick communication with Kan- for a home n this e ty It seems natu- H. O. c'oors Jr., presi. lent C. M. U-"tgMWfMVCiK K?,ores. ,andarrroiTs,o89adeElt8 cltJ, whlto the loco, market In ?S rZll, VSs JT Aun." .Vh5. 3unct.i0!,.f1len'd. ull tr future Increases in size. The the tal(J na, nuver been fully 8up. , . Uebe udditlon the nride and J. 11. Hull, assistant cashier. " v w, MllfTH lire II L'UI niUCIUUia i cut - " .. . ... rrl Phurlu Thura a f a to the Pacific coast: and the Pecos , Th inMnH ficlli- P"ea wnn nome grown biuii. valley line running south from this. , ,u. -rnir of eneines and same facilities offer great advantages . This addition is located three cars, even for building cars if need to the stockman, manyrepresenta- ;mi chop in I mtv (tn'NTV. THK ANTLKIW IIOTKU The Antlers hotid is the largest arid finest hotel In Clovls. It has forty roottia and one-half of thorn are flt td up for baths. It la un Koropcan ho( with an excellent cafe In con nection. Thomas Davenport, the present lessee, has been operating the hotel for two yearn. He was formerly located at the Heldora another lOuropenn hotel In Clovls. He is well ver.'ed In the hotel husinrs and con ducts a strictly modern and up-to-dato hotfl. H is also on the route of the new line .. .. hniidinr cars if need to the Gulf of Mexico, which is now . , -mt,iov about 500 men. Steel ueing; ouuc i aim miuira n iwnter stand nines store co road center of considerable import- ,., ,iinr,n irniinns of w ance and as it is a division point also, iectric ii,ht plant of modern the railroad Interest there ore con- frent gtorage warehouse, freight erected and greater Improvements are contemplated. Five years ago the site of Clovls was a barren plain. Now, it ls a hubtllng little city of 6,000 souls, growing very rapidly, and is support ed by a community of industrious, law-abiding, energetic American farmers. Most of these are immi grants from eastern and southern slates, comparatively few having come to Clovls from other New Mex ieo points. Many came from Texas linil . . 1 . llbluhnnia in. m iiuiiiuei iiuiii - n imi -.... - there tieinw rw nr nn temporary oe hllildlnva crcetsa within lis limits. l,r"' People who came to Clovis meant to siay, and they prepared accordingly. There are many brick or masonry stores and office buildings in the city and the general appearance of the place Is a credit to Its builders. blocks from the corner of Main and Grand, the heart of the business sec There are twelve stockholders in the bunk and they are lina t? I to be worth a trifle over $1,000,000. Mr. lden has been In the bunking busl- h.. .).. mnUlna nan rf ttk a, nn,. fnr ftt vnnfi. Ma Huh Mr A. ,i lui , II . . . . . iim. ii i ina . . ii. a.. 1 1 1 u n .'m ' " " ' - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 , fit, 1'iiv nn iiir ranvMi uniia - j - - ...... ..... J II 1 1 .. . . . . .. . . i. n j , . L Mr lif.r n. m fitrnit.rlv illlnrnev for ater an rauroaa to snip ineir biock 10 a nioro n cunnui ne rxreucn. i consists 01 , , ,V v, Tirofltahla market east The llcht ,bu acrss or level, signt y and that type, promaoie maraei. eui. liie iibiii. . , ... , , . .... idenev lust Ifereniber Thu To low- d,, ,. . . , . . , , , iias ucru in 1 1, uu aim uiuueu iiiiu - . f- inowfaU an1 (ho ample -Krazing make buine and re1clenc Iota The Inff is the atatomont of the bunk at rvrtfl tnrnlil HI AH rOHl V. nil IPS ana . i . , i .. . . . . ... hA n .na . huulnail .lunnnru 'J Fe;d',mp?okv3emUePntTthe0,totwlne. and this, with the great quantities of SM.'SS! .n. and Jr....tu.0U MTTa trlct leave but I.,,,., to Clovls has three good newspapers, foraxe . rons which can h i.rofitably berlng about 4,000 living trees mostly lT- 1,0' n premiums. 20.7BO.Oi) anywhere In the whole new stato ot i marvelous agricultural all published weekly, and was for a raised qn lands not sufficiently wa- of the Carolina Poplar and Blackly- rurJ?,tre1 "d tMureM.... S.Ut.OQ .New Mexico, hlch Is Kt-rally .,, ;,u,nlul Kl.awtn though their time the only town in the state where ured for other crops, make this an cust varieties. This one feature alone Cash & sight exchange. . .l.TSBJlO pretty busy community. 1 his ,,,,,,,, Bl.hl,u ani, nioral edu-ntion there were three dailies. ideal place for the fattening of stock should daclde the problem of location. xt $130,551 7 ("tt" l'0,'n u Jx, r,i,n,.mJ.nal through their chinches. The com- For the benefit of the employes, for the market. fSrJwh,n: 'more tnvltln than a Uabilltles. r " n""h'.''1 " ,7 i"r tho n.tinlly as a wh s a progressive one, the Santa Fe maintains a hospital Clovis Is known throughout the shady driveway or a walk sheltered Capital $28,000.00 g'owth and Is k"m" ."u n It is a live wire am.mg the live wires which and sanitarium and a recreation and state athe "Matfc City." In refer- from th. sun s direct rays In the heat Burplus and profit. I.H61 0 " ''i"K when the pot ula- HH the state. I'eoplo In general are reading room with baths and other ence to its almost miraculous spring- of the day? circulation 26,000.00 Jeveral ears ug . wn n u I ! ..oiiiIiik to see this and on this account conveniences. Clovls has ample bank- Ing up ut the time the Santa he Besides these attractive features Deposits 83.Slt0.H , ,h ih..v w Inted a Nor- the flow of immigration Into the ing facilities, grown up to supply the "Pened up that section to settlement, the most beautiful residences are lo- Tota TUrsTTTI Z i.J lu- l t Nam Visa. Well, nty ill soon place It In the front mand made by the great Influx of ";'' ",e '" F"" UP" "V" aaa'n -nd a num- lioi (iTON-lLVUT LI' M It HI CO ,;.. .nt niter that Normal school rank or isew aiexicti ; munui as re op.e into the country, and Is grow- been . due In , ha greatest proportbin ber are now b , constructed. The hrfourL"mb,rr y.'rd. of ,h. LtuX who'e'terrilory ..his VUu. This applies par- g rapidly in a Business ana nnan- '-T ";JT-""""t ""LV'-'"-""" .l V" cltv the Houston-Hart comnanv is tho i,..fre Kb.tehood had been talko.i ' ' '-.'.7.,. ." . ' iTiiiiwiiii iiuvt niiMMii, j iicrc in no winra nur int cenirr or in atidtilon r . . , . - , " " . . ... .1... ..... ui w nit ii ih now iMiriK iint'Hiy hciikmi. NaraVisa, a Quay County Important Shipping Point In , , , ,. -n community In the state which has the Currv county court house, of The farms of Curry coun y are a bl k t n)ore OOIII,iB,ent,y befoi beautiful architectural design and commercially tributary to Clovis, and . ,,., ,h h't. B(1. ca,un, tit. ana I. i- .1- vertlsed or which has gone after con- East side of the addition. ventions, general meetings of differ- The Liehelt Brothers, founders of Irrigation project which will Irrl- the greater prosperity of the farm ing Induslrv throuahout that region Some Idea of the Importance of the guarantee jor iimn a ' iuiuic. frit ,.!.,, and other similar things this beautiful addition deserves spec- calculated to benefit or advertise the ial mention In the work, they have city than Clovls. accomplished in making 'a beautiful This sort of effort has brought and sttrnctlve home site In this cltv hundreds of the most desirable resl- of the plains. Coming here several dents Into the city, and has placed a years ago they horm-steaded this and large population in the county, which adjoining lands and developed their would not have com so soon, despite farms, then when the Santa Fe rall the notural resource which were road decided to make a town at the litriret Their varil la th nlon.r hi li..nril itholll tile (own sou yara or i.ie city ami mr. iiousion. ine U(,,,re.l l i-r " ' .."V- ,,n go Ihonsuno of acres are now under ne-nTnn .K having beVn-.he lli biislneHS men and pro- K wh former mayor. The company i In- fl.Kslonal men l.aye the int. re Is "J ( ,.,.,., , ,. corporated and carries a complete ,,1(.,r cMnmiiiilly deeply at lies t i n oniutble iinn ci luniuer hmu tuiii. mr. j. v.. run lit imiiiv m THE SCHEURICK AGENCY f General Insurance, Loans, Abstracts and Real Estate. first Class Farm Mortgages For Sale Write Us for Information MUM 110 WEST GRAND CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO m 1. .1 1. ... II,. .1 ltlH Hou.ton. the president of the com- t,.r t.ity l.er..re the public mil in existing water up- psny, resides at Wichita. Kas. Mr. 1Ve succeeded to h remarkabl g "n Hart ha been a resident of Clovi for UII( ;,,e now basing the h,m lMfu tl..n . ( f Nmi y!)n hnn R rug even year, or ever lnce the town f Mm log new settlers coming rrot 1 a 1 n )io(1(,ril lmuV .pycral restnu- wss atarted. The company has Ver to lake in. the work tl v n ' rompanv and savings branch yards at Melrose. Tolar and i.K. Nara Visa numbers about t.m r m " ' ' attl,,nv. ni0,.k. leso. 1 no i iovia yara carries a ioca soul, out un- imi-ui....".. . . . . , , . ,w.,k 1 . - . . 1 ,.m. Hhull (I h;le ioiim riiii(. 01 luinuer alio t-m wokii iu,vv... .tii. ,y eHs in Hart is also the president of the ,,ss.d the 1. mark by the begin- Ciovla Building and Jxian association plug of next ejir. which hss an authorized capital of (Ju:i- cou.i.y Is enjoying a marvei- $240,000.00. Mr. A. C. ScheiirUh is ,,H development Jus. at present. Il r th. aiwrrmrv t,t ihe asso, lulion It ,...,., . I reHoiirce are being iimde Is a mutual company exclusively and known to the people, and settli t J!"" Uurlng f, king ( nK- neir nome lu-r bonb rs. The Nara l"a tiisum Is rx eUing a large proportion of the most d.sln.ble of th.se people. The IlKM.Mi.idH .f acres of land formerly 1 ..1.1 I,, lie 1 lor .lOinillMT 0111 no the exls.rtice of th association they have furnished capital to erect s;v-env-flve houaes In the city. It was organized in !. .... .-v-ma-B.'wrK.'MV Iklll'l tf-ri The Hloive I .he pioneer drug i on- Kr.i.um ot t hcep lire neinir ne i"i- t man- ,v ii nslve cultltl"ll ni ine i- Mr.roeti. has hod liosw-sloii rvef i.ndiint icreat results are making the unrr ln. havltir boiicht out the In- runner wi iil.hy tercet of W. M. Kennedy. The store wa (stubllshed in 107 and carries a romplete lin of every.hing in the The larrest and finest centlemeii' druit line, and In addition Kastman there ready for exploitation. little station Hlley. now Clovls, these Clovis is remarkable for the fact brother helped to develop the town that Its building are of the first- and by their preservernnce, skill and class, substantially built, and not the ability have contributed much to the shacks that so often lin the street rl'V of Clovls aside from this beau- of the new town In the west. There tifel residence portion. VZx '"r"'! s1lu.!f"1!"J,J "iop.-.vri;j" 11: lh:iv'? :"y of ioe bU..ne.. .mV m civi.. . Vw. i..w tm (iinn III o- Klltl mi lliwi"- ui Iflp mmuiM any other town of similar age IJebelt addition will be a revelation through the state. The home are to the visitor who. If he casts his lot well built and attractive, too, and are there, will be doing only what 6,000 kept in beautiful order. On every other progressive law abiding people hiind are ample evidence that Clovl have done founded home In one of ha lieen built to .ay and that her the ties. e.ioiis of New Mexico, citizens hove faith in her future and where the noil Is fertile, the climate are there to make their home and alubrlou the water pure and oppor- live permanently. tunitie (olden. There is an air of bustle and Indus- try all around that give indication MANDK1.L LOTIIINO CO. 01 ine gmeral prosperity and the tnrongs or well dresned peolde who r..ri.kin. a. .t..r. 1. n,. . .. u. w L . U'.iprmnn nnd runklin foun ! - I V.S A . ' hlRn cut- named, located on the comer of Main tain pen. Johnson .Milwaukee -hoe- luret quality or the place. tret and Otero avenue. It wn .s- ola.es. Hudnuts and 1'nlmera toilet .k V " feputation through tablished three year ago by Mr. A. article, a Urge line of Navajo blan- tne state, and even much farther Mandell. a nephew of the owner of fce.s, the largeat line of Mooui pottery of being a 'live' town, a place the M. MandeP Clothing rompanv of end pUrqurt outside of Albuquerque W II ere everyone ha m rtnv n .1 i a 11 T ij,. u . - 1. - .. .. . . ,..n.n, .ri.,.llra.M n .1 mum- aiding to spend It for -the neceaun .,.-k.l nn r.t 1,. i.,.i ... Th. alai handle a line of nettl -r 'Kh their tciea.er prooortl luxurlf-a of life. People are well- n tha rlty and a $1. of fancy hsnd-pslnted china nd rut ate results from the soil and housed. well-fed. contented and merchandise is carHed. Mr. Mandell glaea. Mr. W. If. Inirkworth. th n,er,te.l pr.-..erliv for themsetvea ano vnTKt'rf'"- ... I on of th ounret bust new men of mner. hall from Itm k Island. 111., fr tt-e mmrnunlti . . All t hi will I much added te th city and Is well liked by hit bo.i- where he wa form-rly engaged In The h.w.'s of the dl-trl. t are when the proHMed line from Denver riea ano late. He make a spct.nltT the ame balne. He is as.'.cl.ed well on to th- hlh s.nn.iMri's reomr- to 5alveeton I built, for this will of carrying the Whlngton and rm- In btne with Mr. F. M Barker. e.t bv fb ste i-ij-en. onnl lew. n.i pas fight through Clovl and that pany' clothe. Hanan shoe. Un- Mr Inirkworth U th prescrlptlonist. .he ehlldren of the city or tne city will more than probably be made riattaa ahlrta. Ftetmn. Ilawe hts th being a registered pharmacist The farmers nearbv '"' n''i"Ti. 1 a division point. Thl m practically Interwoven h-el .d lo h -rVrr. He atore occupie a building 2r.xa feet. mr l chnrehe are t inr o"" double the railrond terminal and I an oatfitter for rnen exrlaive.' mi! and I locatd on the corner of M-iln the targe nart which the cti.ir. 11 '"" equipmeat in tie there, well aa the ttoea a Terr large bualne4 st n-ii-h . atreet and Orand venu A tl!.e in the life f ne cn-in'rie. enn - number of men employed and Ih Th store I handsomely furnuhej etock of giods Is earned and a early r-eeinllv e.f new farmi'ig '"""';;'7 moaeya disbursed a pay-roll. and well Mocked. kuatne of over t:S.o I done. being aell enrrie I out by, Ihe rellgl.iua nieal markets, hardware store", a broom ractory wrilcn uses lui.il broom corn In It product, and other tndustrles calculated to bring progress and development tn the elf. v. ii well as brliiKllig ...i,.i fnl oroHiii rltv to the Imnlnem men snd t.nnker with whom the farnwrs den I. The hob s.K ilon Is romlnr rap- Idlv to Ihe from. There are sun ir' henis of sheen and entile which grnre throughout the recloii. and .heir i.wners I'uv .heir much suppli s. f I. and proton In Nara Ma. vet tbee re ini.'.dlv taking second plice ..-.. ih.. i.lvinm of .he f.irm bind .ton nntxs. Nara Visa en- well be proud of Its large mercantile establ1sl1111e.1t con dueled and owned by John luirns, the pioneer business men of the Utile cliy. The store whs esliihllshed eight years uko when there were but few houses In Ih- city. It has grown to such proportion now that the propri etor whs compelled u erect n larner building. He built a two-stor" hrtclt on Main street and ! now eslng It for 11 warehouse. The S'-cond floor Is being occupied bv lawyers end real es lnie men and the I'lilted Stn.es bind olflce. Mr. imrrs I also the owner of .he ortKi.'Ml towns'. which mm. I.ris. a i0 aires. r.lfhty acre have b. en sold for bnl!li lots during the l. few yeiirs and .he remalni.ir 4P will be eii. up Into building b'ts end ..ld wl.hoin the nesr future. Mr. I'urns carries a full and complete rfne of every. hln In the retiernl men han d'sellne and alo a line oT Implement, buteies. wagons, hiirneR. hnrdwsre end bulidipg materlsl and lumber. His st.vlc I worth $S".00 trA Ins ear his busines amounted to over f5,on0. He has been a resident ot the courtv in which he live for 1 " vear. havin moved there from waver, ukla.. In 'No Mui'g Land." Mr. Perns I also , ( resident of The First National Hank of Nara Visa. . 'If L.I ( i". I ,; i : !