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She Sueumeari Views
And Tucumcari Times.
Volume 4. No. 26
TUCUHCARl, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. APRIL 13, 1907.
Subscription $1.00 a year.
Gates and
Honored by the People
Under the Auspices of the Com
mercial Club a Meeting
was Held at the Court
House Monday Night.
CROWDED HOUSE
LISTENED TO SPEECH
According to announcement, the
Commercial Club held a public re
ception at the courthouse Monday
evening to honor the home-coming)
of Hon. N. V. Gallegos and Hon.
District Attorney M. C. Mechem. !
Col. T. W. Heman, the president
of the Club, called the meeting to
order and spoke as lollows:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I have come here tonight under
the auspices of the Chamber of1
Commerce for the purpose of do-1
ing honor to two of our worthy,
citizens who are responsible for
having passed House Bill No. 61
in the late Territorial Assembly. Of
course you all know that Mr. Gal-,
legos is a member of our legisla
ture and was requested by our
people to endeavor to have a por
tion of Union County added to
Quay County and the work j
has been phenominal. Namely,
has added to our county 350,000
acres of land, including two
very promising towns, Logan
and Nara Visa, also about 34
miles of railroad. You will admit
this is a very important matter,
because this railway has been ex
empted for six years from tax
ation. This 34. miles of railway
in Union County is next year tax
able and is this year turned over
to us, and therefore Quay
County's taxable property.
This is a very important matter
to the citizens, because it will re
duce the taxation of the property
in Quay County, and I wish to
state that in thie connection Mr.
Mechem, our District attorney,
has untiringly given his time and
assistance whenever possible.
House Bill No. 61 was the 'only
bill that passed the legislature in
any way affecting counties or coun
ty lines. And it is customary
where a public servant has done
well for his people that he should
be thanked and all honor paid him.
Mechem
We would be wanting in courtesy
if we failed to extend our thanks to
him for the verv excellent work he
HON. N. V. GALLEGOS. REPRESENTATIVE TO THE 37TH ASSEMBLY.
has done for us and the citizens
of Quay County.
1 want to say to you people, as
President of the Commercial Club,
and as a citizen of Quay County,
and in liehalf of the people oT Quay
County, we thank these two gen
tlemen from the bottom of our
hearts and say: "well done thou
good and faithlul servants etc."
We will now call upon Mr. Gal
legos. GALLEGOS' SPEECH.
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen :
I wish to extend to you and the
Chamber of Commerce ol this town
my most hearty thanks for the
honor you have conferred upon Mr.
Mechem and myself, by assembling
here tonight to hear what we have
to say to you in regard to what was
accomplished at the Legislative
Assembly for the benefit of Quay
county and its good people. I
wish to extend to every one of you
the hand of welcome, as I am more
than happy to be again among
you.
I will not attempt to make a
speech, "for you all know that I
am not a speech maker," as my
opponent in this hall told you be
fore the last election, that the
voters of Quay county should not
vote for me as I could not make a
speech, and therefore could not ac
complish anything for th e great
commonwealths of Quay and Guad
alupe counties. However, my fel
low citizens, the good people of the
8th District saw fit to elect me as
their representative, for which I
am very grateful.
I tried to show my gratitude, as
my records will show, by working
unceasingly for the benefit of my
constituent ' did not loose any
time organizinu wii'i the members
of the Assembly t" rce in the
passage of my measures, and with
(Continued on page Two.)
A FAMILY FUED
RESULTS IN DEATH
Elmer Hern Shoots His Father-
in-law, W. W. Horton,
and Resists Arrest.
ESCAPES AFTER BATTLE
WITH OFFICIAL POSSE
A sad conclusion of a family feud
which grew out of an unsatisfactory
marriage of the daughter of W.
W. Horton to Elmer Hern, son of
a prominent Texas stockman. J.
W. Hern, who is a new settler in
Quay county, residing eighteen
miles south of Tucumcari, occurred
Tuesday afternoon.
According to the story told the
editor, or picked up here and there
from people coming in from that lo
cality, there has been bad blood ex
isting among the members of the
family of Horton and Hern since
the marriage of their son and
daughter; threats have been made
and weapons borne in anticipation
of trouble at sight. We are in
formed that Horton sought to
place his son-in-law, Hern, under
peace-bond, and that the papers
were served by Deputy Sheriff
Briscoe, on both Horton and Hern
Tuesday afternoon.
Briscoe rode out to Horton's
ranch late in the aiternoon, served
notice on him of appearance in Tu
cumcari the following morning, and
later rode to Hern's ranch two
miles distant to notify him of the
service. The Hern'b were away
from the ranch and he rode another
mile to where they were supposed
to be assisting in the erection of a
dwelling for a neighbor. Here he
found J. W. Hern, father of Elmer
Hern, and told him his business.
Mr. Hern in answer to question
replied: "Allright, we will go to
the house and get supper and then
ride to town with my ion."
At this point Elmer Hern rode
up armed with a Winchester on his
saddle, greetings were exchanged,
when he turned his horse on heel
and rode away towards the ranch.
Briscoe thought nothing of the
matter, further than he was return
ing home, and that he was coming
to town with his father after supper
Only a few minutes was passed,
when a corpenter at work on the
roof of the building, shouted:
"Look yonder!" Turning in the
(Continued on page Eleven.)

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