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; T - :7 ffhe ffueumeari Jiews Volume 4. No. 42 And Tucumcari Times, TUCUriCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1907. Subscription $1.00 a year. 1 CHOCTAW ROCK ISLAND Material Being Unloaded at Amarillo to Finish the Road to Tucumcari. It has been very well authenti cated that the Choctaw Rock Island is now unloading material at Amarillo for the extention of the road. It is also well known that about 80 per cent of the grade has been done; it is also a fact that part of this road must be built this year in order to hold their charter. Deduct your own conclusions. GOLDEN STATE LIMITED WRECKED Passengers Escape With Slight Hurts, But Badly Shaken Vp. While running thirty miles an hour, the Chicago-bound Golden State Limited on the E. P. & S. W., was wrecked early Sunday morning at Pastura. N. M., some seventy miles southwest of here. Six cars were thrown from the track and the engine partially derailed. The passengers were badly shaken up, the only persons being serious ly hurt were two negro porters. The track was badly torn up and delayed traffic fifteen hours. The wreck was caused by spreading rails and a brake shoe on the bag gage car being broke. A Meeting of the citizens of Quay county is hereby called at the Court House, Tuesday evening, July 30th, at 8 p. rn., to discuss matters relating to the proposed railroad between Texico and Tucumcari, also to re ceive the report of the committee selected to confer with the Texico committee. By order of the Committel A. D. G01.DENHKKG, Chairman. f While the wool this year is of just as fine a quality as that of last year and although the amount of wool coming to our market is just about the same as last year, the price is somewhat lower. Last year at this date wool men were getting from 15 to 18 cents, accord ing to grade, while today the wool men get from 14 to 17. E. Martinez of Revuelto was in town Wednesday disposing of his wool and buying ranch supplies. GltEA TER T7CMCABI Contemplated Activity in Railroad Matters Puts Our City in the Foreground. SANTA FE WANTS TO COME IN A mass meeting of the citizens of Tucumcari was held Wednes day night at the court house for the purpose of meeting a dele gation from the towns of Texico and Farwell, who came to submit a railroad proposition. After Alex Goldenberg had been elected chairman and W. A. Askew secretary, the business of the meet ing began, following the opening of the meeting by the chairman, Mr. Goldenberg, J. M. Kindred, chairman of the visiting delegation, in a plain business speech, invited the people of Tucumcari to co-operate with those of Texico in the promotion of a railroad connecting Tucumcari with Texico. Mr. Kindred gave some glowing accounts of his city and spoke of the bright future it has before it. His remarks showed plainly how a railroad connecting the two places would prove to be of great benefit to both towns. He also explained to us that in building this road we would then have direct connection with the Gulf coast country, and it would at the same time put this road in touch with the Dawson coal fields. He said the people of Texico realize that without the help of Tucumcari they can do nothing, but with our help the plan is practically assured. At the conclusion of his speech he was heartily applauded, and reso lutions were passed extending our greetings to the people of Texico and endorsing their proposition. Mr. Kindred made a fine address and all who heard him expressed themselves as being well pleased with what he said. J. M. Hamlin next followed, briefly outlining the railroad prop osition of the Southwest, and show ing the many advantages Tucum cari will have if the road is built. His remarks were short, but to the point and were well received by his hearers. C. C. Davidson then made a short talk, outlining the advanta ges the road offered to our commu nity. His remarks were well re ceived. J. W. Jackson, M. C. Mechem and W. F. Buchanan, spoke a few words of encouragement, showing the feeling that exists in the hearts of the people of Tucumcari over this proposition. At the close of the meeting a committee was appointed by the chairman to meet with the Texico delegation at the First National Bank on Thursday morning at eight o'clock, to further devise plans for the carrying out of this project. The following gentlemen consti tuted this committee : C. H. Chenault, Joseph Israel, Herman Gerhardt, T. W. Heman, W. F. Buchanan and Alex Goldenberg. Later The committee appoint ed by the chairman to meet the Texico delegate at the First National Bank on Thursday morn ing, did as requested, but nothing was done of any importance, and it was decided to call another pub lic meeting of the citizens to be held July 30. AS BVSY AS BEES Conditions as they Exist To day in the E. P. H S. W. Railroad Yards. Special to the News: Texico, N. M., July 25. Prom inent citizens in a large mass meet ing yesterday afternoon decided to organize a company to build a railroad from Texico N. M., to Tucumcari N. M. a distance of a bout eighty miles. A committee was appointed to confer with Tu cumcari people with the view of gaining their co-operation. Such a line would connect the Santa Fe railway at Texico and Rock Island railway at Tucumcari and afford an outlet for the Daw son coal fields to Texico and east ern New Mexico and southwestern Texas. A fine agricultural coun try will be traversed and four townsitec will be located. All fine new recently surveyed land in the deal. The only apparent difficulty to be surmounted will be scaling of a hundred foot drop known as the cap rock which is about midway between the two points and even that may be avoided by making a slight circuitous route thereabouts. There is no doubt as to the com mercial value of such a road. The amount of work going on in the Dawson yards the past week has been marvelous. So busy has that section of town been that it could be compared to a bee hive. Hundreds of men mingle with one another in the execution of their respective duties. Almost every kind of construction labor can be seen there. The round house and machine shops are making wonderful headway. The turn-table and ash pit are just about completed, and scores of men are engaged in laying track around the shops. Machinists and and foundry men are here in great numbers, and all are busy. Brick layers are on every hand, and a large force of men are kept busy doing the concrete work. The whole place has a bee hive appearance, and it is reported that next week the force will be in creased. The strip of ground laying be tween the Dawson branch and the main line of the Rock Island has become a village of tents, these serving as homes for the men who are employed in erecting the shops and laying track. Plan To Inaugurate Curry On August First (Special to the News.) Santa Fe, N. M., July 25. The executive committee in charge of the inaugeration ceremonies has concluded that unless word is re ceived from Captain Curry to the contrary, to make arrangements for his inauguration as governor on Thursday, August 1. The regular program has not yet been made up, but inaugur ation ceremonies will take place in the hall of the house of repre sentatives at the capitol and an in auguration reception and ball will be held at the Palace hotel in the e niig. A cordial invitation is extended to citizens of New Mexico to attend. Heavy anchors ai.d Cedar Fence Posts at Foxworth-Galbraith Co. 42tf Misses Verna Cartwright and Rowena Lipscomb left Thursday night for Santa Rosa where they expect to remain for some time, 4v.