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Sueumeari tHews
Volume i. No. 20.
Subscription $1.50 a year.
N. V. Gallogos, deputy sheriff j
and jailor under Sheriff Street, was
held up by a hobo near the Coney j
Island Saloon Wednesday night
and requested to deliver his coin
to a gentleman who needed more
accommodations than he had mon
ey to buy. The mopn was shin
ing and Gallegos saw at a flash
that the instrument pointed at him
was a knife instead of a gun and
quickly he drew his gun and level
ed it at the middle of the highway
man and explained to him that
he had evidently held up the
wrong fellow and that he would
take him to jail where he belong
ed. So the chap in need of funds
was marched to the bastile with
Gallegos' gun pointing at his ribs
and landed behind the bars. Gal
legos says he didn't exactly have a
chill, but he was still shaking
when the fellow was landed be
hind the lock of the county jail.
The hobo who holds up any of
our officers would better get his
weapons in play first and hold
them up afterwards, else he will be
lucky if he gets off as easy every
time as this one did. A horse
whipping on the outskirts of the
city would be a pretty good reme
dy for this sorf of offenses and
would save the county the need
less expense of feeding them.
W. M. Simpson, editor of the
Neoga, 111., News, has invented
what is termed an "endless rail,"
which, in the opinion of railroad
men, will be of inestimable value
to the railroads of this country.
The invention tends to prevent
the ends of rails which are butting
up together at both ends on one
tie from shaking when a train goes
over them. This is said by rail
road men to cause more wear on
rolling stock than any other one
thing on a railroad.
Heretofore it has been impossi
ble to devise any plan which would
do away with it. Mr. Simpson's
invention puts the connection on
three separate tics. Railroad offi
cials are becoming interested in
the invention.
Delegate Andrews presented in
the house petitions from several
towns of New Mexico, asking that
the gambling bill do not take effect
till next January; and also from a
number of churches asking for the
preservation of the Pajarita cliff
"Affairs of the Rock Island are
in excellent condition from every
stand point and the prospects are
that there will be a steady improve
ment in them," said 13. F. Yoakum
to a Topeka paper. Mr. Yoakum
is the chairman of the executive
committee of the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific railway, having
been elected tothat position a cou
ple of months ago. He is also the
chainrian of the executive com
mittee of the St. Louis & San
Francisco system, making him the
executive head of about 18,000
miles of road. In addition to be
ing the executive of these two
great systems he also controls a
number of lines in the south and
Mr. Yoakum is on a tour of in
spection of the Rock island lines
of the south and west and his
present plans are that after reach
ing Herrington, Kas., the trip will
be continued over the lines direct
ly south, through Oklahoma and
into Texas.
Taking copper as the distinc
live industry of the Phelps-Dodge
Company, and therefore of the El
Paso & Southwestern road, the
head of a copper-colored Indian,
the word Copper" inscribed on a
band across his forehead, has been
selected as the trade mark of the
El Paso & Southwestern system.
This trademark has been copy
righted and will hereafter be used
on all advertising literature. In
this district it will serve the same
purpose formerly served by the
El Paso & Northeastern oval and
cross liar on the Rock Island de
The emblem may also bo adopt
ed for use on the rolling stock of
the line. The design was selected
from a large number which were
W. F. Kelsay, a Mesa Rodondo
farmer, was in town Tuesday, and
tells the News that the people arc
laying the foundation for a town
out there. A postofficc will be
asked for soon and a store, black
smith shop and school house are
now in process. The country is
rapidly filling up with farmers and
new houses are dotting the prairies
The Rock Island special here
Monday going west had Presiden
Winchell on board and other offi
cials of the Rock Island.
An El Paso & Southwestern
special was the cause of a prairie
fire a short distance north of town
Friday morning, which threatened
for a time to spread to the build
ings on the outskirts of the city. A
high wind was blowing at the time
in a northeasterly direction and the
flames were carried rapidly toward
the buildings on Dr. Evan's ranch.
A slight change in the direction of
the wind saved the buildings, but
a vast amount of pasture was de
stroyed, and 100 tons of fodder
stacked at the Roy Land and Live
Stock Co's Canada Ancho ranch
was also consumed. Several par
ties owning land in the track of
the fire will have claims lor dam
ages against the railroad company.
El Hispano Americano.
13 Clayton has gone into the
land locating business.
Morgan & Grubbs are
down lynoleum on the
floor this week.
A new road is being surveyed
to Puerto this week. It runs cast
of Tucumcari Mountain.
Chas. Kohn of the firm of Kohn
Bros., at Montoya, was a business
visitor here yesterday.
Joseph Reid is fencing his home
stead out near Doughtry's place
and is getting ready to farm.
There was a party of twenty-five
homeseekers registered at the
Plaza Hotel Wednesday night
from St. James. Mo.
Chas. Fowler of Danville, 111.,
is here and has accepted a situ
aiion as bar tender nights at the
Legal Tender.
The Rock Island crew is push
ing work on the grade out cast of
town. They are widening the
grade and ballasting the track.
W. A. Jackson is extending his
fences on his farm southeast of
town taking in more land to culti
vate this season.
The Southwestern crew of sur
veyors are laying out 40 acres of
land that the Southwestern bought
from C. B. Eddy for their addi
tional trackage and roundhouse
grounds the last day or two.
The Southwestern special, Nac
assara, went through Thursday to
Dawson with General Manager
Simmons, Vice-President Jones
and Chief Engineer Campell on
board. They will be back here
today to look after the survey and
location of the yards, trackage
roundhouse, etc.
Arthur Clayton has pneumonia.
Geo. Lamar is doing the plas
tering on Goldenbcrg's store.
Miss Effie Smith has returned
from a visit among friends in Ala-
L. R. Lewis and E. M. Ross,
railroad men of Hutchinson, Kan.,
were in town a few days.
Mrs. Frank Guiterrez returned
Tuesday from a visit to her par
ents at Logan.
A. B. Simpson is building a 3-
room cottage out near W. F. Buc
hanan's place.
The Goldenberg firm is plaster
ing the outside of their store. It
makes a good improvement in the
appearance of things.
J. L. Taylor was in town sever
al days this week from Quervo
with a carload of horses which he
disposed of to Quay County farm
ers. The father of Rev. J. F. Hedg-
peth, who lives in Arizona, and
who was reported very sick a few
weeks ago, is reported about well
this week.
Anderson, the tinner, says he is
as busy as he can be. We believe
him, as the sign of a great amount
of tin work shows clear out front
into the street.
We notice a new phone in the
bank this week. Mr. Herring is
preparing a new directory which
will show a large increase in the
telephone service in use since the
first of December.
S. N. Brewer, the contractor
who is building the country pal
ace for Morgan & Grubbs on their
ranch east of town, will finish his
work in a few days. This is one
of the finest ranch houses in Quay
M. B. Epperson, Nashville,
Ark., who came out some time ago
and bought the Clayton homestead
east of town, has returned with
his iamilv and will move onto the
land as soon as he can build a res
Rev. J. F. Hedgpeth, came in
Thursday from Alamogordo, where
he held a ten days protracted meet
ing. He reports a good meeting
and full attendance, and says the
people at Alamogordo areallright.
The Goldenberg brothers re
ceived the sad news of the death
of their father at West Phalia,
Germany, Thursday morning, and
out of respect to his memory they
closed their place of business un
til Friday morning. The people
of Tucumcari greatly sympathize
with them in their great bereavement.

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