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She ffueumeari Jlews
And Tucumcari Times.
Volume 4, No. 29
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER DIVISION
TUCUMCARI WILL HAVE LARGEST ROUND HOUSE
AND SHOPS ON SOUTHWESTERN SYSTEM
OUTSIDE OF THOSE AT EL PASO.
Preparing to Move 500 to 1000 Cars of
Coke and Coal a Day.
Now, what we give you on this
subject is what we got in inter
view from right-of-way agent Ber
gen who spent a day or two of
this week in Tucumcari in the in
terest of the Southwestern Com
pany. We got nothing from him
that we consider definite informa
tion. The situation is simply
this: The Southwestern sent
right-of-way agent Bergen here, so
Bergen savs, to ascertain it it were
possible for them to secure at a
reasonable figure sixty acres of
land joining their forty which was
acquired by C. B. Eddy for the
E. P. & N. E. System soon after
the road was completed to this
point and which in addition to
same will give them 100 acres for
round house, shops, tracks, etc.
He was not prepared to submit
any proposition by which he de
sired to get this property, but was
under instructions from General
Manager Simmons to report con
ditions as he found them, follow
ing which the railroad company
is to submit a proposition to the
business interests of this commun
ity, outlining what they want in
connection with what they pro
posed to do. We found out
enough to justify us in saying that
the railway company wants an ad
ditional sixty acres of land on
which to place its shops and round
house, trackage etc., but not the
manner by which they desire to
obtain it. The plan is for 900 to
1,000 feet along the Soushwestern
track, west, crossing a portion of
the Goldenberg and Daub property
and a quarter of the Smith hi'irs
property touching the southeast
eighty of the Coble heirs.
Bergen explained to us that
among the things the railway pro
posed to do is the building of shops
and round house which will be
the largest on the system outside of
El Paso, and that they will employ
at last 300 men. They desire in
TUCUHCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. APRIL 27, 1907.
this connection to have sufficient
trackage to make up trains and
handle daily 500 to 1000 car loads
of coke and coal Irom the Dawson
mines which the company's mines,
smelters and railway require in
Arizona. Of course this will re
quire several miles of trackage, in
cluding repair track, switches, etc.
This will be both a passenger and
freight division and consequently
the home of many railroad men,
all of which augurs much for the fu
ture of our city and will bring to us
such improvements as modern ho
tels, gymnasiums, public libraries,
etc. In every Southwestern town
they are always heavy contributors
to Y. M. C. A. buildings and other
There seems to be little question
that the deal for the59 miles of track
from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa is
consumated, and that the property
will be turned to the Southwestern
in July, and that the long sought
agreement between the two systems
will be in operation on and after
July 1 this vear.
These improvements are to be
made, and the only question at is
sue between railroad interests and
our city is just where shops and
round house will be located. Of
course Tucumcari has unamiuously
agreed that we want these improve
ments as near the city as possiblei
but it is not a settled iact that we
will be able to control the matter,
and there is a possibility of us
missing it a mile or so.
Anyway it means much to our
town to treat the submitted propo
sition from the Southwestern, when
it comes, with the greatest consid
eration possible, and show the com
pany all the courtesy due an en
terprise of such magnitude.
Shops and round houses, such as
they purpose to build, will make
Tucumcari a town of five to seven
Paxton, superintendent of motive
power, and Hawkes, f, Teral su
perintendent, were here several
days with a surveyor to determine
suitable locations for the improve
ments under consideration.
The telephone company has a
new switch board in this week of
The M. B. Goldenberg Co. is
getting about $20,000 worth of
Thirty acres of the Smith tract
was bought this week by M. B.
Goldenberg for 75.00 per acre.
1 lie Lrermania hre insurance
company has this week started
business in Quay county. T. W.
Heman is the agent-
O. M. Callahan, a Dodson farm
er, was in yesterday for supplies.
He said it snowed out there about
three days and averaged a foot a
C. Brangan, of Rock Island,
., and Marvin Burke of Chica-
sha, I. T., were here this week
and located homes fifteen miles
southeast of Tucumcari.
J. W. Hancock and wife are here
from Dawson to visit a week with
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Alvey. Mrs.
Alvey is their daughter. They will
return to Shawnee, Okla., their
former home, when the visit is
Married At the residence of
John Mathews, Sunday evening at
eight o'clock, 21st inst., John Wil
cox and Miss Etta Kerr, the Rev.
E. M. Waller officiating. The
invited guests were the closest
friends of the contracting parties.
This paper joins the friends in
How old is the emblem of a lover's
heart? In the duys before metals were
used weupons made of stone wore
formed by prehistoric men. Among
the most notable of such ancient weap
ons are a number of beautifully chip
ped arrowheads which have been taken
to be the work of fairies and have
therefore been used as charms from
very remote times. In Scotland they
are called "elf bolts," and they are so
shaped that when the central projec
tion Is broken off the semblance of a
lover's heart remains. London Answers,
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PASSES OVER. THE DIVIDE
H. A. Hanson of Roy Passed Into
the Land of Eternity.
Mr. Hans. A. Hanson, one of
Roy's leading citizens passed away
at seven o'clock Thursday evening
in this city. Hans. A. Hanson
was born in Norwayf November
2nd, :88o. He came to Minnesota
with his parents when three years
of age. He grew to manhood in
the city of Fairbault where he at
tended the public schools until 17
years of age. He studied for two
years in the law department of the
University of Minnesota. He was
battalion bugler in the 12th Minne
sota Regiment in the Spanish
He came to Roy in July, 1905
becoming interested in this paper
of which he was managing editor
up to the time of his death. Mr.
Hanson was a man of high stand
ing in business and in society. He
was secretary of the Roy Com
mercial Club, and leader of the
Roy orchestra. His death is u big
loss to this city. He was beloved
by every one who knew him.
Record of Births and Deaths.
One of the laws enacted by the
last legislature, probate clerks
must keep records of births and
deaths, and that certificates of such
occurances be furnished to the pro
bate clerk of each county by
physicians, midwives, nurses and
other attendants. This law will
prove of great value in gathering
statistics, and is similar to laws in
force in most of the states. This
law is to become operative one
month from the date of its passage
on Sunday, April 21.
J. P. Barnett and wife were in
town Thursday to attend the car
nival. Mr. Barnett tells us that
he is going out of the stock busi
ness and open up a good farm. He
is planting a large acreage this
year, and will next year devote his
time exclusively to agriculture.
J. P. White has opened a saloon
at Montoya. He says there is a
good businessin every line in that
flourishing new town.
J. S. White was in from the San
Jon country, Friday to take a look
at the carnival.
A. L. Simpson, now located at
San Antonio, N. M., and a former
resident of Tucumcari, is spending
a few days here looking after busi