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Volume i. No. 13.
TUCUHCARI, NOW MEXICO, SATURDAY. JAN. 20, 1906.
Subscription $1.50 a year.
Will Try For Agricultural Experi
ment Station.
The Commercial Club li e I d a
a meeting Tuesday evening lor l he
purpose of discussing the feasibil
ity of an agricultural experiment
station in Ouay county. A com
mittee consisting of C. C. David
son, W. F. Buchanan, M . C .
Meclicm and Col. T. W. Neman,
was appointed to lake the matter
up with the proper authorities im
mediately. The object is to g'e t
thts government to help our people
to ascertain the variety of agricult
ural products that are best adapt
ed to this climate and to try to get
the farmers to plant and cultivate
that which promises the greatest
yield and the most money per acre.
The Commercial Club has done a
great deal for the county already,
in helping to locate immigrants
and to aid in anv way possible th
prospective settler coming to Quay
county, but this is the most impor
tant step yet taken, and if the sta
tion can be had it is just the thing
most needed at this time.
Rock Island Will Help.
In answer to a letter from Col
M eman, Sec. of the commercial
c 1 u b , John Sebastian, traffic
manager of the Rock Island, said:
"I note that there is still a million
and five hundred thousand acres
of homestead land open for settle
ment in your county and that the
Tucumcari people are particularly
desirous and willing to give all as
sistance and co-operation for the
securing of prospective homestead
ers. I will make it a special point
to see that you are furnished with
names of parties making inquiries
regarding homestead lands in New
Mexico, feeling sure that you will
follow same u p a n d co-operate
closely in securing them locations
in our territory." This shows the
Rock Island ready to help us and
we should take advantage of the
opportunity and get to work to
push the matter along.
Dr. Wilson, a prominent sheep
man from Wyoming, formerly in
terested with Dr. Richards in stock
here and who has yet large holdings
in New Mexico live stock, has been
in Tucumcari for several days. Me
is very much impressed with this
section of the Territory from an
agricultural standpoint, and be
lieves the proposed agricultural
experiment station for this county
may be had it we make the right
sort of an effort.
Sheriff Street is going to plant
300 acres of forage crops this year.
Does that look like farming, or
not.
FIR.ST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING. TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO.
The First National Bank of Tucumcari has been. organized a little
more than three years and has done a good business since it opened its
doors in Tucumcari. Its officers are Frank P. Harman of Lynchburg,
Va., President; A. 13. Simpson, one of our prominent merchants, Vice
President; and W. F. Buchanan of this city its cashier. Among the
stockholders are W. II. Fuqua of Amarillo, President of the Amarillo
First National Bank; Frank P. Harman of Lynchburg, Va., who is
President of the Guckenheimer Dry Goods Co. of Lynchburg, Va., a
concern capitalized at $10,000,000.00, and Vice-President of the First
National Bank of Roanoke, Va., and who is also a heavy stockholder
in Virginia railway lines and coal; and W. F. Buchanan, Alex. D.
Goldenberg and J. A. Street, all of this city.
The bank was organized the 9th day of June 1902 as a national bank,
and since the dale ol opening it has paid the stockholders 401 per
cent, in dividends on a paid in capital of 25,000. On the first day of
January 1006 the surplus and profits set aside amounted to 2490. 03 and
the deposits were 1 1 1,51 1.02, cash and sight exchange, 52,933.87; and
loans and discounts amounting to 72,091. iS. This strikes the News as
being an excellent showing for a new bank in a new town. Tucumcari
citizens are proud of our local bank. Mr. Buchanan is a thorough busi
ness man and a good safe banker and merits the splendid patronage
he has.
The following is taken from the statement at the opening of busi
ness January this year:
STATEMENT.
Loans and Discounts 72,091.1s
U. S. Bonds and Premiums 6,695.31
Bank Building, Furniture and Real Estate 13.519.69
Cash and Sight Exchange 52,933.87
Jake Bradley's Funeral.
Last Saturday the remains of
ike Bradley were disinterred at
uerto and brought here for burial,
he funeral took place at the Tu
cumcari cemetery at . o'clock Sun
ny afternoon. T h e ceremonies
were conducted bv Attv. C. C.
Davidson, who spoke tenderly of
the wayward life of this unfortu-
ate cowboy as his body was given
back to mother earth. Thus, the
last request of Bradley that his
friends should give his remains a
decent sepulture at Tucumcari was
complied with.
For the information of those
who contributed to the expense of
the funeral, H. K. Grubbs asked
us to print the following:
STATK.M KNT
Expenditures:
Box and lumber
Zinc Casket
Nails
Coflin
Labor disinterring
Sponges and Cologne
Lodging 3 men, Puerto
Grave, Tucumcari
Mack for funeral
Total
Amount Collected 36.50
List of collections and expendi
tures may be seen at the Legal
Tender Saloon.
Total '. 145,240.05
Capital paid in 25,000.00
Surplus and Profits 2,479.03
Circulation v 6,250.00
Deposits 111,511.02
Total 145,240.05
Rev. Recce preached an excel
lent sermon Sunday night. His
text was Numbers 10: 29. "And
Moses said unto Hobab, the son
of Raguel, the Medianite, Moses'
father-in-law, we are journeying
unto the place of which the Lord
said, I will give it you: come thou
with us and we will do thee good;
for the Lord has spoken good con
cerning Isreal." Rev. Recce han
dled his subject in an able and in
teresting manner.
Stock Sales.
I have some good stock for sale.
Sales will be conducted at my livery
barn in Tucumcari on t'e first and
second Mondays of each month
beginning with February 5H1. It
will pay parties wishing to buy
good stock to attend these sales.
J. A. Street
District Attorney M. C. Mechem
will attend the inaugural cerenio
nies of Governor Hagernian at
Santa Fe on the 22nd.
3-oo
15.00
.10
4oO
3.00
1.30
i-75
5.00
3.00
36.65
Certificate of Apportionment
of the School funds
County of Quay, New Mexico.
I, Milnor Rudulph, Superin
tendent of Schools of said County,
do hereby certify that I have duly
apportioned the School Funds of
said County on this 18th day of
January, A. D. 1906.
The amount of money subject
to said Apportionment is Six Hun
dred Forty Three Dollars and
Thirteen Cents (643.13). The
total number of persons of school
age are 838. The rate per scholar
is .7974, which is apportioned to
the several Districts as below:
Milnor Rudui.imi,
County Superintendent.
District No.
624.98
52.19
68.30
48.35
46.81
82.05
38.37
40.67
46.05
Sam Slane came in from his
ranch Monday. He tells us that he
has sold all his Hereford bulls he
was advertising in this paper at
good figures.

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