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Volume i. No. 4.
TUCUriCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 1905.
Subscription $1.50 a year.
Adooted Separate Statehood
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
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.
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gress, li. S. Rodey, asked permission to
address the committee, but several of the
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en on a mot on bv Mr. Hubbell to allow
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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,
ROVGH RIDERS TO
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
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
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
MASONIC BUILDING CO.
Incorporated to Build a two
Stnrv Rock Business
HoUSe 011 Corner Lot West
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ENTERPRISE OF THE LOCAL ORDER.
This naner nuhlishud last week the
articles of Incorporation for the Masonic
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
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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
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
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
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
His last work as a cowpuncher was for
the L F D's on the four lakes ranch below
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-
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the lariat he "dole" the cards, and for the
j'nfiIu ot the spurs he preferred the click of
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."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
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
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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.
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