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yic ffueumeari News Volume i. No. 4. TUCUriCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 1905. Subscription $1.50 a year. COMMITTEE FAVORS SINGLE STATEHOOD I a Adooted Separate Statehood 1 Resolution at Meeting at Santa Fe. RODEY REFUSED A HEARING The meeting of the territorial rcpuoli- can central committee which was held at Santa Fe pursuant to a call issued on Octo- ber 31, resulted in the committee adopt- ing the following resolution declaring . for separate statehood for the territories by a vote of 29 to C: "This committee representing the senti- ment ot the republican party of this terri- tory renews its declaration in favor of single statehood. The proposition of joint statehood never emanated irom the peo- pie of either this territory or the territory of Arizona, and the majority sentiment of the people of both territories is decidedly against it. We look up the joint state- hood measure, so far as it affects this ter- ritory as an attempt at legislative coercion. We again invite the attention of the na- sonal congress to the repeatedly expressed sentiment in our national and territorial conventions of the two great political par ties in favor of single statehood for this tut ritory, and express the hope that our territory will get a "square deal," and be honored with an early admission as a state within its present bouudries." The above resolution was introduced by Attorney General George W. Prichard, a member of the central committee from Lincoln county, in which the general de- livered a lengthy address in support of tho rocinlutinn. Hon, F. A. Hubbell, a member of the committee from Bernalillo county, replied to Mr. Prichard's address, and in a forci- ble speech opposed the adoption of the resolution on the ground that it did not represent the sentiment of the people nf N!w Mexico at lame on the statehood 0 ties t ion. Mr. Hubbell offered to cite the members of the committee that 99 percent of the residents of Hernalillo county were in favor of the joint measure. SLodev Refused iv Hcarinri. . f iii. Al 11115 jUllumi u luiiuci ucn.Hiuu w gress, li. S. Rodey, asked permission to address the committee, but several of the .,.-r. immuilinlnlu nhinpll'll Tllfi mil ' "--I -j en on a mot on bv Mr. Hubbell to allow . . .. .. .. . IVir. UUUCy iu iumicoa inii iiikuiuit, ...... . ed down by a vote of 27 to 7. Mr. Hubbell declared that if the committee would not allow Mr. Rodey to speak it was because they were afraid to hear him. Chairman I3ursum then put the vote on the resolution, which was carried as above stated, by a vote of 29 to ti. After ap pointing several new members to fill vacan cies existing on the committee from one or two counties the meeting adjourned. Did Not Endorse Candidates. It was rumored that perhaps the com mittee would endorse the administration or candidates for offices soon to expire but no such action was taken by the com mittce. Nothing was done at the meeting outbide of the passage of the resolution de claring in favor of single statehood. As per the roll call, fifteen counties were represented and twelve members of the executive committee were present, making total of forty-one out of a total member ship of sixty-sovcn. Chairman Biir.sum presided and Secretary Charles V. Stafford was at the desk. The Official Call for Meeting. Santa Fe,N. M., Oct. 31. Owing to the sentiments that were ex pressed by several members of the con gressional party headed hy Hon. James G. Tawney of Minnesota, as well as reports I of the changing condition of the sentiment at Washington, relative to the statehood situation, it has been deemed advisable to call a special meeting of the republican central committee of the territory to be held at republican headquarters jn Santa Fe at 3 o'clock p m. November 10.1905. it is of special importance that every member of the central committee and of jts executive committee be present at this meeting, in order that the subject matter ,nny be discussed fully and that such ex pressions and resolutions may be entered Qf reC0rd as the committee shall decide best nieets the exigencies of the situation, Trusting that you will appreciate theim- portance of the occasion and make every cn - orl to ue present, or if that is not possi- hie advise me upon the enclosed postal cari( as to your plans in the matter, stal- ig at tho same time, the name of the per son t0 whom you will give your proxy. I am, yours truely, H. O. UURSUM, Chairman. ROVGH RIDERS TO BE REMEMBERED Capt. Frank Frantz, agent for the Osage Indians in Oklahoma, is to become gov ernor of Oklahoma on the expiration of Governor Ferguson's term, January 13 1906. The president announced that h would appoint Capt. Frantz, who was a captain in his Rough Rider regiment, and who has received two appointments pre- viously at his hands. The first was that of postmaster at Enid, Okla., and the other was an agent of the Osages,, to sue ceed O. A. Mitscher, the latter appoint ment having been made about one year ago. Capt. Frantz is a member cf pioneer Oklahoma family and brother of Walter Frantz, the baseball pitcher and third baseman, who was recently signed by the St. Louis National league club for next year, and also of Orville, ("Homo Run") Frantz of Harvard baseball fame . 7 Another Hough Kider c a p t a 1 who gets a good place is Capt. Josepl L. D. Alexander of Phoenix, Ariz. He has been made United States attorney for Arizona, to succeed Frederick S. Nave, the present United States attorney. Mr. Nave has been appointed associate justice of the supreme court of Arizona in place of Judge Tucker. In the case of Mr. Navy and Capt. Alexander their appointments were recommended bv the unices and bar of Arizona. Knights Social. The local order Knights ol I'ytnias in tend to give a social to members and thei families, and invited guests, on the nigh of Thanksgiving, November 30th. An ap propriate program will be prepared, in eluding addresses, and maybe music, a la supper likely, etc. Announcement w i 1 come later. MASONIC BUILDING CO. Incorporated to Build a two Stnrv Rock Business J HoUSe 011 Corner Lot West j. r 1 ji jjitun. ENTERPRISE OF THE LOCAL ORDER. This naner nuhlishud last week the articles of Incorporation for the Masonic ' I Huilding Company of this city. This company was organized recently by mem bers of the local Masonic Order who fore saw the opportunity to secure this excel lent location, corner lot west of bank build ing south side of main street, for the erec tion of their temple in Tucumcari. Tho officers of the company are Alex D. Gold- enberg, Pres., Dr. Clarence W. Kluttz, Vice-Pres.. John 13. Whitmore, Sec, and C. 1-1. Rankin, Treas. The building site was purchased from a Mr. Trammel, a 'IVxns hnnker. for a consideration of i- 000. And the Masonic Huilding Company whih fortunate to secure the nronertv at that price and have been offered $1,200 for t since they purchased it. 1 he capital stock of the company is $3,000, one half paid in, and it is the intention of the com- pany to place the rest of the stock among Masons, either members of this or other Lodgrs. The building will be commenc- cd as soon as funds arc at hand to begin . 1 . 1. 1 IIIC HUI rv. The incorporators are composed of our leading business people anu it is not imeiy that they will have any difficulty in secur ing all funds necessary, as Masonic paper generally goes at par the world over. The building is to be a two story stone structure, with lodge room and officers up stairs and two 2; ft. store rooms down stairs. This is a very commendable enterprise and Tucumcari is to be congratulated in the possession of an Order of such spirit PASSED OVER THE GR.EAT DIVIDE. With the October frosts that withered the cactus, came the inevitable blight that took from the range another of the Timers. Old Since the early days of Tucumcari there has been no figure more familiar to its people and passers-by than that of Jack Iiradley "Jiggers" us he was generally known. Not yet old in years, but aged in oxper ience, the burden of life became too heavy to be longer endured, and on October 25th as the golden rays of the Autumn sun ting ed the western hills, poor old "Jig" cashed his last check. He was a native Texan, and at the time of his death, was about thirty years old. Early in life the freedom of the west ap pealed to his romantic nature and like so many others, he sought the solitude of the plains. For many years he ranged on tho lower plains, south of Roswell, where he wro einp.uycu uy o.uu vimes, ui miuniuu City, Texas, who was the owner of the "J I G" brand of cattle. From his connection with that outfit, he became the owner of the nickname "Jig gers," by which name ho was always rec oguized and ftw people knew that he had any other. His last work as a cowpuncher was for the L F D's on the four lakes ranch below Roswcll. Among his associates, he had no enemies and his genial disposition won for him the good win of ail who know him. After years of hard labor and roi,sh ex" nnrinnrne in "Pnllln T nml Ik. ""oil r.f Wild" beckoned on and like many other Kd men and true, the things he first in- uuijcu 111 ua jjiuaauica ucumiic Vitus, lui ,i.,t,.,i : .. i .. 1 . t the lariat he "dole" the cards, and for the j'nfiIu ot the spurs he preferred the click of checks. IL. I 1 I 1 1 fll 1 ."way utain a goou lenow anu spom n.s monny wun me ooys, anu wnen exposed and had injured his health he be came a Knight of the Green Cloth, but never after he essayed the roll of a gamb ler could it be said that he "marked t h e cards" or "loaded the dice." Poor old boy, he was his own worst en emy, no one did he harm but "kept the noise less tenor of his way." He was a charac ter, by this we mean that he pos s e s s e d originality. 1 here was that about him that differed from the common herd. He did not possess the polish and culture of the cow-boy of the "College Type," but he was endowed with a vast fund of com mon sense The free life of the cow camp stamps all such men with an individuality that is not found eleswhere. To him is attributed the saying: "There are days in a man's life when he can't lay up a cent; and there are other days when he can't get a cent to ay Up I T,, U,- t-nm M.i'o n oko In T . ... ..final rounduD The avenging Angel was kind to him in his last hour. Suddenly and peacefully "the fleeting breath fled its tenements of clay." No lingering on a bed of affliction, away from home and loved ones; no dread hours of anguish, through long, lonely nights to lament on life's errors and misfortunes, Few were the friends present to "take heed of his departure;" at his lonely grave, no funeral dirge; no parson's prayer com mended his soul to the keeping of Him, who loves us all, but let us hope that through the mists of dissolution his dying eyes read a mystic meaning, and that all is now well with his Soul. -lf ilnfl nnt Hvrl .is wr should .ill livR. he had not always traveled the ways of righteousness, bnt may we not in his case say with J. G. Holland: ln men whom men condemn as ill, I find so much of goodness still, In men, whom men pronounce divine, I find so much of sin and blot, I hesitate to draw the line between the two, Where God has not. The Baptist Ladies Aid supper Wednes day night was the society event, so far, this winter. Something near a hundred guests were present. The Menu was parexcel lence, showing the worthy matrons of our city to be thoroughly acquainted with the most minute details of the culinary art. The receipts were also satisfactory, being close to lif t v dollars. Another nroof that Tucumcar people are always ready topat. , wnHhw ,. KnAa nr in h applied on the dischargo of indebtedness 'against the new church building. The telephone system is going to be thoroughly overhauled during the next month and a half. A carload of poles and other materials have been ordered, and the '.system we are informed is to be improv- ed and put in first class condition.