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Volume i. No. 14. TUCUHCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. JAN. 27, igo6. Subscription $1.50 a year. GOVERNOR HAGERMAN INAUGURATED IS Ceremonies Attended by Promi nent People From all Parts of the Territory. TERM OF OFFICE BEGINS UN DER FAVORABLE CIR CUMSTANCES. Special Correspondence. On Tuesday, amid simple and impressive ceremonies, Herbert . Hagerman was inaugurated six teenth Governor of New Mexico. The ceremony took place in the chamber of the House of Repre sentatives, which was filled with the representative citizenship of the entire Territory. After subscribing to the oath, the newly inaugurated Governor delivered a short and effective ad dress, outlying in a general way, the principles which he de'red to apply during his administration. Although hindered by the unwont ed assistance of an interpreter, Governor Hagcrman spoke with an ease and dignity which charmed all that heard and made his hear ers forget his youthful presence in the mature exposition of his prin ciples, The Supreme Court was an nounced at 12 o'clock, and imme diately thereafter Governor Otero introduced his successor to the tribunal. The Chief Just-re then administered the oath and witness ed the signature of the new Execu tive. After the formalities of the oath and speech, the Governor drove back to his quarters at the Palace Hotel, where he awaited the reception and ball in the even ing, At eight o'clock, attended by his staff in full uniform, and as sisted by Hon Jose D. Sena as Master of Ceremonies, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hagerman, and Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Otero in the receiving line, the new Executive received the people who wished to become acquainted with their Governor. The receiving party stood beneath a white canopy designed to repre sent a porch of colonial style. The hall where the reception was held was lavishly decorated with vari colored electric bulbs and smilax, while outside an electric illumina tion, presented the name of the new Governor in letters of varied lights. lielow the hall room was tastily decorated with smilax and bunting and the conventional palms. At nine o'clock the Governor led the first dance and opened the tepsichorean festivities, which lasted until the 'Home, Sweet J Home' was played at two o'clock, j The fairest of Territorial society had gathered to grace the functions and the many beautiful grooms and the brilliant uniforms of the staff contrasting with the black and white of the sedate evening dress of the men made a bealiful sight. From the Governor's arrival on Saturday night, when he was met with a large and enthusiastic dele gation who braved the sudden cold, he was everywhere met with the warmest demonstrations of the most friendly feeling. He bids fair, if the first indications can bo taken as a criterion, to carry on the work of the Executive, which BABY LANGSTON AND HER GRAND-FATHER'S WATER MELON. Little Emma is seventeen months old today and is the sweet little daughter of Mr and Mrs. E. Lanston, and the 72-pound father, Ctk.pt. J. P. C. Lantfston, on his mens of Tucumcari products. the retiring incumbent has so con scienciously done. He anticipates being the last of the Governois under a Territorial form of Gov ernment, and with this idea in view he will strive to make his adminis tration a climax. He enters the office with the best wishes of everyone, and their hope that he may carry out the principles already enunciated car ries with it their heartiest co-oper-tion. We have been luu'ing in January" this week. 'sunshine TUCUMCARI, TEXAS GVLF RAILWAY Eastern Capita.! is Ready to Take Hold of the Enterprise AN AIR LINE TO MEMPHIS The promoters of the Tucum cari, Texas & Gulf Railway have assurances that the bonds for the construction of the road will be accepted by eastern capitalists as soon as the charter is obtained. A prominent New York broker, .through Virginia capitalists who are interested here, has been col lecting the preliminary data neces sary to interest bond purchasers , water melon was rown by her grand farm near town. They arc both jjoodspeci and reports that the project is con sidered favorably among the linan ciers. The organization of the company will be completed in the next sixty days. It is now the purpose of the pro moters to build the road from Albuquerque to Amarillo, connect ing at the latter place with the Choctaw, making an air line from Memphis, TennV, to Albuquerque, The new road will cross the Santa Fc Central a few miles north of Moriarty, in Torrance County, and a few miles west of this intersec tion will connoct with the Albu- Joint Statehood Bill Passes The House, i The Hamilton Joint t Statehood Bill passed the House the 25th t inst., the vote being 192 to 165. t querqe liastern. Negotions are now in progress for the leasing ol the Albuquerque Eastern from the point of intersection to Albuquer que. Construction will be com menced at Tucumcari and proceed toward both terminals. A meeting of the Tucumcari rep resentatives of the Company will be called this week to consider some suggestion ottered in tne Virginia promoters. The construction of the road will do for Tucumcari what would have been done il the Choctaw had been extended from Amarillo. With its location and fertile farming lands surrounding it, nothing can prevent a wonderful development. IMMIGRATION AND RATES TO NEW MEXICO The following letter to the Sec retary of the Tucumcari Commer cial Club shows the interest the- Rock Island is taking in this sec tion of New Mexico: Mr. T. W. Human, Secretary Commercial Club, Tucumcari, N. M. Dear Sir; Refering to your favor of January 12th, I beg to advise that during the months of October, November and December, 1005, we made special excursion rates to all points in the South west territory on the first and third Tuesdays of each month on the basis of 75 per cent of the one way fare for the round trip, as outlined in the enclosed circular, and from which you will also note that the same rates will apply on the same dates for the months of January and February, 1906. In addition to the round trio rate, wc are also making a special one way colonist rate on the first and third Tuesdays of January and February, based on one half of the regular one way fare plus 2.00, rates being fully covered by the enclosed circular, which I am sending you under separate cover. Commencing with March, however, the regular homeseekers' rates will prevail, the same being, as you knew, bas- (Coutiuued on page eleven.