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And Tucumcari Times.
Volume 4. No. 24
SAN JVAN MAY SECEDE
FROM NEW MEXICO
Tired o! Territoritvl Conditions and De
spairing of St&tehood People of North
west Make Novel Move for Relief.
A special to the Rocky Mountain
News from A.tec, N. M., says:
Charging that their country is
cursed with all the evils and en
joys hut few of the benefits of
territorial government, the citizens
of San Juan county, New Mexico,
have begun a movement to get an"
nexed to Colorado. A petition to
the Colorado legislature, asking
that body to memorialize the presi
dent and national congress to that
end, is now being circulated, and
it is said will be signed by every
citizen in the county.
San Juan county comprises
1,450,000 acres and has a popula
tion of 7,500, exclusive of Indians.
The county seat is Aztec.
According to reports received
here the citizens of the Pecos val
ley are planning a like movement
to annex their county to the state
A very commendable piece of en
terprise was started this week by
Sheriff J. A. Street and others. It
is a public well at the court house,
which is to be used free of cost by
the general public. E. E. Phillips
has the contract, and is making
good time with his new Keystone
drill. The well is down about 100
feet. It is believed that 130 feet
will strike plenty of water.
The Hon. N. V. Gallegos and
family returned the first of the
week from Santa Fc, and will re
side temporarily in the Gallegos
residence on McGee addition. At
a public meeting a few days ago a
committee was appointed to wel
come home and entertain Mr. Gal
legos and Attorney M. C. Mechem
and express to them the gratitude
of our people for the very excellent
work done in the House of the
thirty-seventh Assembly. The
plan miscarried, however, be
cause the committee was not noti
fied as to the time of their arrivai.
No matter this paper can assure
the Hon. N. V. Gallegos, and has
done so in many issues of tins pub
lication that the people are unani
mous in their praises of his splen
did efforts. No member of either
House of the Assembly has accom
plished more for his constituency
than Gallegos. And Merritt C.
Mechem, who spent much of his
time for interest of the county ex
tension, is also entitled to his share
of consideration foi making Quay
county bigger and better than ever.
TUCUHCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. MARCH 30, 1907.
Gabra Springs Ranch Sold to German Colonists Sixty-three
Thousand Acres in the Tract,
Messrs V. F. Buchanan, W. A. Jackson and Taylor have just
closed the deal for the sale of the Cabra Springs Ranches to V. H.
Brickmier and A. L. Parsons, of Free Port, 111., who will settle
German Colonists on it immediately. There are 62,901 acres of the
ranch and sold for $2.75 per acre, or $171,977.75. The ranch is in
San Miguel and Guadalupe counties about 45 miles from this city.
Fire Scare in Tucumcari Thursday.
At noon Thursday Tucumcari had a genuine fire scare. The
feed pens of Joseph Reed caught fire. It is believed from cigarettes
thrown into it by the smart small boy, who with his smoking can do
more damage in a minute than he will be worth if he lives the alloted
three score and ten. The blaze was
in earnest when the bucket brigade
Five minutes more the fire never
wind was blowing a gale and the J.
Oh, for water works in Tucumcari. The town would better be
bonded for the purpose than to longer run the risk of burning it up.
Fire at Logan Consumes Much Property
Last Sunday morning fire broke out in the warehouse of the
Rankin Mercantile Co., at Logan, and spread rapidly before a high
west wind until half of the town was ablaze at once. The warehouse
of the Rankin Mercantile Co. was totally destroyed; the loss was
$3,000.00 with $2,000.00 insurance. The sheds of the Gross, Kelly &
Co., were destroyed, loss being about $200. No insurance. A num
ber of dwellings were burned, which loss can not be approximately
estimated from the information we have. The pump house and railroad
were on fire at one time, and it was a difficult task to put it out.
Logan is prosperous, however, and will soon rebuild.
Railroad Shops Burn at Carrizozo.
Fire Wednesday night destroyed the round-house, shops and store
house of the El Paso & Southwestern, located at Carrizozo, entailing
a loss of between $25,000 and $30,000, fully covered by insurance.
The fire started at about 8 o'clock last night and the furious gales
blowing at the time made the blaze hard to handle. Three cars burn
ed, five engines were slightly damaged and the contents of the store
J house were lost. A number of tools
General Manager Simmons of the Southwnstern said this morn
ing that no plans had yet been considered for rebuilding, because they
had not had time to consider any. The origin of the fire, which start
ed in the tool room, is not known.
Judge Butner, of Pirtleville,
Ariz., has taken the laurels from
Judge Bean, who laid down the
"law west of the Pecos." When a
native persisted in using profane
language in court after he had been
twice fined, the court stepped down
from the bench and handed the
offender a number of love tap s
starting into the fence and sheds
reached the scene and put it out.
could have been controlled. The
R. Moore lumber vards were in
were also damaged.
They mixed and went to the floor.
After the native had been carried
out and the furniture rearranged,
the court dusted off his clothes
and said: "Next case."
Tucumcari is to have a carnival
in April, watch the dates in this
paper, len shows, a genuine
clean and up-to-date spring carnival
Subscription $1.00 a year.
The Long List Approved by the
Council During Last da.ys of
In executive session the
Council confirmed the following
nominations by the Governor:
Members of board of Pharmacy;
For term ending March 19, 1901,
G. S. Moore of Roswell for term
ending March 19, 1912, E. G.
Murphy, of Las Vegas.
Members of Dental Board: C.
N. Lord, of Santa Fe; M. J. Mar
on, of Deming; L. E. Ervin, of
Albuquerque; Frank N, Brown,
of Chaves County; F. E. Olney, of
Members Sheep Sanitary Board;
Solomon Luna, of Valencia Coun
ty; Elza White, of Chaves County;
H W Kelly of San Miguel County;
Charles Schleter of Union County,
and Thomas D. Burns Sr., of Rio
Board of Regents of New Mexico
Military Institute at Roswell;
Nathan Jaffa for term ending March
22, 1910. E. A. Cahoon, for term
ending March 22, 1911.
Members of Board of Regents
of School of Mines at Socorro;
Aniceto C. Abeyta, of Socorro, for
term ending September 2 1907; A.
H. Hilton, of Socorro, for term
ending September 2, 1910; W. A.
Fleming Jones, of Las Cruces, for
term ending September 2, 191 1.
Members of Board of .Trustees
Miners' Hospital at Raton; W. M.
White, of Colfax County for term
ending June 20, 1907, G. E. Lyons,
Colfax County, term ending June
20, 1910; Marie T. Van Houten,
of Raton, term ending June 20,
Members Board of Trustees
New Mexico Institute for the Blind
at Alamogordo; R. H. Pierce, of
Otero County, term ending August
8, 1910; George C. Bryan, of
Otero County, term ending
August 8, 191 1.
Members Board of Regents of
Normal University at Las Vegas;
,1. M. Cuningham, of San Miguel
County; term ending February 22,
1908; O. A. Larrazolo, of Las
Vegas, for term ending February
22, 191 1 ; M. w. crowne, ot ban
Miguel, for term ending February
22, 191 1 ; Joshua S. Raynolds, of
Albuquerque, for term ending
February 22, 1912.
Members Board of Trustees of
Asylum for the Blind at Santa Fe;
Grant Rivenburg, term ending
Continued on Pago Two.