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4 Volume i. No. 8. AR.E ESTABLISHING HOMES Immigrants from Indian Territory artd Oklahoma are Finding Homes and Making Entries. THEY TELL THE NEWS THAT THEY ARE WELL PLEASED Just before going to press wo learn that twenty or more of the party of thirty, ar riving here (lit! lust of the week from the Indian Territory have taken homesteads and arc nutting ready to build homes and become citizens of (Juay County These people arrived in an opportune time as immigration is going to he heavy in the mini iig spring Our Commercial Club is corresponding with people in every suction of the country who are looking to the great southwest for homes, and many of them are getting acquainted with the splendid opportunities awaiting them in sunny New Mexico (Juay County can lake care ol a great many ol them ami Tucumcari is in the heart of the best part of New Mexico. So let every citizen put forth his best ollort to assist people who want to secure homes in our county to find desirable lands The following parties have made home stead entries this week before U S Com missioner N V CJallegos: Media Trimble, W II Kller, lionnie Crawford, Lyeurgus Crawford, Oscar Crawford, Sam Fawcett, W L f'oynor, M C Poynor, J R Terry, J M Scott, A S Scott, li S Luster Ada Kairchlld J M Shahan, Mrokon Arrow, I T; Amos Watts, James Watts, Coweta, 1 T; Doy Allen, Grove, I T; J M Collison, Catoo sa, I T; J K Whitmore. A H Crump, Tucumcari. FAVORS JOINT STATEHOOD President Roosevelt Says Agita tion Has Been Going Long Enough Time to Act. "I recommend that Indian Torriton and Oklahoma be admitted as one state, anil that New Mexico and Arizona be ad mitted as one state. There is no obliga tion upon us to treat territorial suhdivi sions, which are matters of convonienci only, as binding us on the question of ad mission to statehood, nothing has taken up more time in Congress during the past few years than the question as to to the state hood to be granted to the lour territories above mentioned, and after careful con sideration of all that has brim developed in the discussions ol the question, I re commend that they be immediately ad mitted as two states. There is no justifi cation for further delay; and the advisi- bility of making the four territories int.) two states has been clearly established. "In some of the territories the legisla tive assemblies issue licenses for gambling. Congress should by law forbid this piac lice, the harmlul results ol which are oh vious at a glance." - Kn tract from the President's message. J J Ifagerman, of Koswell, being asked the question, ''How do you fuel about the appointment of your son an governor?" gave, the Record the following statement: "I am grate! id. ol course; 1 belii.vu hu will perform the duties ol the oilier: acceptably to the people I lis handn are free lie has no enemies to punish nor pets to reward TUCUriCARI, NHW MEXICO, CHARLES BALLARD, THE ROUGH RIDER. THE ROVGH RIDER WHO IS NOT OUT FOR OFFICE The Carlsbad Sun interview!; ('has. Mallard as follows, regarding the marshal ship of the territory: "There is not enough in it to justify neglecting or selling my ranch, upon which, with ordinary success, I can do better financially, being at home among friends, instead of roaming over a country that 1 have seen before many limes over." Asked about the shei ill's olliee, he said: "I am not out for ollice, and do not want ollice." "Hut suppose, Mr. Mallard, the people should ask you to go to the council again?" "1 hope that some other man may be chosen, as I have had plenty of council and am not wishing for the ollice." Mr. Mallard is one among a large number of Rough Riders who is not a politician and who has no desire for ollice of any kind. lie is probably the only I )emocrat in history whoever refused an ollice. Notwithstanding all these objections, he is one of the most hiuhly esteemed citizens of New Mexico in both parlies, and a gentleman of the old school, lie is a personal friend of the President, who has oflered to favor him at various limes, but he prefers his ranch and home circle to all the offices in the gift of the people. The President and many of his friends wanted him to be II. S. Marshal for New Mexico, but with due regard toall of them, he prefers to ranch. There is only one Charlie Mallard in all the Southwest, but it were better for us if we had more of them. The President demands economy i n public expenditures, the abolishment of useless ollices and the introduction ol bus iness methods into the various departments of government. Just what New Mexico is promised under the new governor a n d joint statehood. I lalf the ollices of New Mexico and Arizona will be abolished un der jointure, and in the meantime Mr. liagerman will introduce economy and business methods into the territorial gov ernment. Koswell Kecord. I ''red Walther, the merchant, farmer and stockman of Puerto, was in town Mon day. Mr. Walther has decided that tli-ue is more! in raising thouroiigh-bred stock than for the scrubs, and it takes 110 more pasture or feed than for the ungraded ani mals, hence, he is now in the hog business lor all ii is worth. He received here Mon day a thorough-bred Poland China sow from the K. L. Howard farm at Piano, Texas, and will introduce that slock on his larni at Puerto. He is one among many men now in yuay County who be lieve in the stock-fanning btiHtnuHK a n d intends to pursue it lor th revenue that is 'o be dui ived from it. SATURDAY. DllC. 16, 1905. We have a number of immigrants from Arkansas this week who brought lumber along with them to build houses on home steads they contemplate taking. They had evidently been informed that we have a prairie country out here. Notwitnstand ing the fact that we have broad prairies, we also have large areas of line lumber which is not only consumed extensively at home but much of it is being exported to outside districts. So when you write back home to the folks some of whom, no doubt, will soon be getting ready to come to the land of sunshine, health and plenty, tell them we can build their houses out here and save them the expense of freighting across two or three stales. Patented homesteads and all sorts of acreage properties are now in demand in (Juay County. People are coining here from all parts of the country and taking lands (or the purpose of building homes. They are not paupers, either, but a high average of citizenship who are looking for a good climate and valunblo agricultural lands in a prosperous community. Subscription $1.50 a year. OFFICERS ELECTED K. P. Lodge Elects Officers For '"-""The'Erisuing Term. WILL OBSERVE ANNIVER SARY IN FEBR.UARY At its regular session Wednesday night the K. of P. Lodge elected its officers for the ensuing term. The elections were as follows: Chancellor Commander, C. C. David son; Vice Chancellor, W. J. Hitlson; Pre late, (leo. MeCarger; Keeper of Records and Se:d, K. L. Hunter; Master of the Work, Max D. Goldenberg; Master of Fi nance, K. K. Honohoo; Master of Fx checker, W. I-'. Muchanan; Master of Arms, O. A. Mason; Inner Guard, U. Sherwood, Outer (luard, S. N. Mrewer. The Lodge will celebrate the anniversity of the order on February njth: We have not learned as yet whether a public in stallation is contemplated in January or not. FAVORABLE TO JOINT STATEHOOD The four territories seeking admission into the sisterhood of states have a staunch and true friend in Representative Hamil ton of Michigan, chairman of the house committee on territories. He is the earn est champion, at least, of those who favor the erection of two states out of the four territories. Mr. Hamilton has re-introduced his statehood bill in substantially the snme form it was before the last congress. It provides for two states, one created out of Arizona and New Mexico, and known as Arizona, and one created out of Oklahoma and Indian Territory, to be known as Okla homa. It contains no provision respect ing the regulation of the liquor trallic, that having been an amendment which the sen ate added to the last statehood bill. WHERE TAFT DOESN'T SHINE Secretary Taft says that all the presents Alice Roosevelt received when she left China wouldn't bring $150 at an auction sale. Secretary Taft may be a great Sec retary of war, but lie evidently is not cut out for a newspaper correspondent. Ro chester Kxpress. C10 to any town, take up the local paper, read and see who does the advertising in its columns, and then make a canvass of the town and ask the people who are the lead ing merchants of the place and the best place to trade and see if they don't tell you that the ones you see represented in the local papers are leaders, and why? Look at the records of all our merchant princes, and you will find that they were very heavy users of printer's ink and spent thousands of dollars yearly for advertising. Hig Springs Herald. The Santa Fe Railway Co. is spending $10,000,000011 the Santa Fe Cut-ofT, from Texico to Rio Puerco, a distance of 200 miles. The object is to get .1 shorter route to California, in order to compete with the Rock Island on through freights and pas songor trallic.