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Volume i. No. 16. TUCUHCARI, NRW MEXICO, SATURDAY. FEB. 10, 1906. Subscription $1.50 a year. I '' ,'l ''i j t t j ' COMMERCIAL CLUB MET TUESDAY NIGHT Many Business Men and Citizens Present-Twenty or More New Members WORK WILL NOW BEGIN IN EARNEST Pursuant to the call ol the Sec retary, the Commercial Club held a public meeting at the City Mall Tuesday night for the purpose of increasing its membership and set tlingonsome plan to finance th organization. Col. T. V. Meman, the Club's Secretary, was called to the Chair, stated the object of th public call and asked the pleasure of the meeting. Joseph Israel was elected Secretary. Col. Meman explained to those present that while in its embryo the club had been working rather on close communion lines, but it was not the purpose nor the d sire of those connected with it that such was the case, but the direct ors and many of the members had been and an: busy people, and it has been a hard matter to gel them together. Put, since the duties ol tlie organization are heeoming more and more urgent, and since the work to be done is wholly in the interests of the whole people of the community and county, that the time has now arrived when our citizenship must understand tin Club's objects and purposes and must be induced to get in and help to pull the good work along. The meeting at once resolve itself into :i committer ol tlx whole. and be gan enlhuueu i.alh tin di ii'-.-iiop ol ipifit ion to lie handled l till Club. A Committee on Membership was appointed as follows: V. J. Mittson, chairman: M. H. Cioldenberg, C. C. Davidson, Dr. Coulter, Earl George and M. 15. Fowler. Initiation fee was fixed at Si. 00, and dues S1.00 for every three months for each member. The committee was instructed by mo tion to begin active work at once to elist all those present to become members of the Club. Twenty or more joined. The membership was instructed to pay initiation fee and dues to Karl George, As sistant Cashier of the First Na tional Hank. Messrs. Mechein, Davidson, Israel, Campbell, Grubs and oth ers spoke of different enterprises that should be looked after by the Club organization, and offered some valuable suggestions, among the most important of which is to settle on some plan to most effect ively advertise to the outside world our resources agriculture, horti culture and stock. There are many other things too that will be con sidered. An agricultural experi ment station is a help that we must have if we can get it, and no effort that is in the power of the Com mercial Club will be left undone to secure it. The meeting adjourned subject to the call of the Secretary. FIa$ Day To Hoards of School Directors, Citv and Town Hoards of Edu- cation. Teachers and others: ! I take this means of calling your attention to what is known as the Flag Law. passed by the last leg islature (chap. XLVIM ) and found in the late compilation on page 103 of the English edition, and on page 100 of the Spanish edition. I request you to endeavor to have the provisions of this law carried out in spirit and earnestness. You will observe that February 1 2th the anniversary of the birth ol Abraham Lincoln - is the day established by law for appropriate patriotic exercises. The accompanying outline ol the program will suggest to you what may be done on that day. This occasion allords a rare opportun ity for implanting in children such patriotic sentiments as tend to make them loyal citizens. Let them year over and over the story of the building of our nation. Let them individually take part in tin exercises befitting the occassion. Let all friends of common schools join in honoring Flag Paw Thus, iall mat In- idled with pan iotism. ' and a love lot and d otion to the l ansi- tot uliii h the tlag is emblem atieal. I regret that the means at my disposiil will not permit me to print and send a larger number of the pamphlets. May I. not hope that all persons will cheerfully help to make the best use ol the means at our disposal ? If not asking too much, please write and tell me of your success. Ill RAM MADLEY, Supt. of Public Instruction. SOUTHWESTERN WILL TAKE TUCUMCARJ LINE The Albuquerque Citizen of Feb. S, says a deal is on between the Phelps-Dodge company and the Rock Island line lor the fifty some miles of road between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa. The work on the survey from Dawson to Torrance has been stopped. For a time it was thought that the short line to Southwestern connection would be built, but of late it is said that the S. W. officials have decided in favor of the proposed purchase of the Rack Islank track over the gap. SOUTHWESTERN WRECK Fifteen Persons Injured in Wreck .t Dunxn La.st Saturday Morning. SPREADING OF RAILS SAID TO BE CAUSE Fifteen persons were injured and two of them probably fatally, in the passenger wreck at Duran last Saturday morning. Seven cars of xt t- ii... .ir,i. Wl"1 uuu lllu mien, some ,.,wn Ul ' nes 1 ne derailment was cntIsed bv hv wrecking of the ten- der, which precipitated the cars into the ditch. There were two coaches carrying members of the Chicago Commercial Association that remained on the track. A physician was called from Tor rance, 12 miles away, to attend tin injured passengers. The list of injured were: Louis Cohen, El Paso; Mrs. S. L. Mun da, Ancho: Gus Westley, Sparta, Wis.; C. II. Jones, Falls Mills, W. Va.;J.M. Dennis, and Mrs. Margaret Dennis, Oregon. -The .emaining nine persons of the fif teen injured escaped with only slight wounds and bruises. Pritchard to Retire The New Mexican learns that Attorney General Geo. W. Pritch ard contemplates leaving oflicial life within the near future. As is well known Colonel Pritchard holds the office of attorney general, which position he has filled ably and creditably during the past fourteen months and every since the demise ol tin- late Kduaid I.. I'.aitlett, who was attoi'tif n 1 : 1 1 ot 1 1 1 -'fi-niton loi main Mar and one ol the best ullu eVi-l' SiTVrd tile people in that capacity. Colonel Prichard has many private inter ests which he desires to attend to and much private law practice which demands his personal at tention and much of his time. The date for his retirement has not yet been determined, but it is not far off. It is said there are a number of candidates desirous of appointment to succeed him; that is always the case in the Sun shine territory. The day has not yet come to New Mexico when offices go begging. New Mexican. Mrs. D. Aber, of Las Vegas, daughter-in-law of Surveyor Aber, of this city, was in the wreck on the Southwestern, near Dunm.last Saturday morning. She was en route from El Paso here, where the family intend to reside in the future. She and her baby came out of the wreck without any se rious injuries. Eagle Flew Into Cab of Moving Engine. While the engine was moving at the rate of fifty miles an hour an eagle flew into window of the cab of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific engine that was pulling the Rocky Mountain Limited near Agate, Colo., the other day, striking En gineer Frank Harlow with such force as to knock him from his seat in the cab window to the floor of the cab, viciousl' attacking him with beak and talons and lacerat ing one arm. Harlow called for assistance and his fireman, William Hrewington, responded, only to be attacked in turn, as was the head brakeman, John Snyder, who, no ticing that something was wrong in tin. engine, crawled over the ten der, only to have the eagle brace itself against the sides of the cab with its wings and fasten its talons in his arm. The bird was finally oevrcome by the three men and bound. When measured it was found that seven feet and eleven inches was the distance Irom tip to tip of the eagle. Got Her Feet Warm There was once a man whose wife was possessed of a pair of the coldest feet that ever happened. In summer or winter it was ever the same. From their wedding day her feet became the bane of his life. Mot bricks, hot water bags and all those contrivances were used in vain. The only way she could get them warm at night was to plant them in the pit of his stomach, or against the calves of his manly legs. In aiit lie pit ad ami" beyed inr mriv , luit year alter v ea 1 he stood it with true Christian lortitude. Finally, the good lady took sick and died. Mer dying wish was that she might be cremated. So in due time her remains were tak en to Denver to the cremator' there. As the furnace door was opened, exposing the white heated interior, the body, feet foret, ost, was rolled on the little platform into its depths. The bereaved husband, glancing at the thermometer, which showed something like 2,000 de grees of heat, heaved a deep sigh, and said "Thank God, Nancy has got her feet warm at last." General Wheeler, the veteran of 200 battles, embracing service in three wars, one of the greatest cav alrymen that ever lived, died at his home in Hrooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 25, of pneumonia. Alex. D. Goldenberg was in To peka this week looking after busi ness interests.