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T J tJueume fXews an And Tucumcari Times. Volume 4, No. 45 TUCUHCARI, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY. AUGUST 17. 1907. Subscription $1.00 a year. ( She tucumcari is grow- INti Al A KArll) rAGEi Something Like Forty Rcsiden- ces and Business Houses l)n- v I der Gmrfructio. WILL HAVE 3,000 PEOPLE BEFORE CHRISTMAS The Nkws has gone to consider able trouble this week to get a list of residences and business houses under construction in the city this week. Those not acquainted with conditions here will get an idea of the growth of the town from the building that is now going on. At the present rate of increase the town should have 3,000 people be fore Christmas. The list of new buildings follows: KKSIDENCKS C. H. de Yampert, two story, ten room frame; W. A. Jackson, five room adobe; V. M. Crawford, five rooms, frame; J. A. Street, frame, eight rooms; Nicanora Ta foya, adobe, four rooms; H. S. Brickley, two residences, one a dobe and one frame; Charles Schader, four-room frame; II. E. Chennel, frame; Herman Gerhardt, three residences, all frame; S. L. Sisney, four-room frame; C. C. Davidson, four-room frame; J. R. Mattherson, five-room frame; J. H. Carry, frame; J. A. Holt, four room frame; John Welch, two four-room frame houses; Dr. J. E. Manney, two story eight-room Irame; A. V. Johns, four-room frame; J. W. Williams, three frame houses; A. D. Goden, two four-room frame houses; Mrs. J. T. Lynch, two story eight-room frame. UUS1NESS HoUSKS A. L. Bonney.two story room ing house, frame and lourteen rooms; R. A. Wood, office build ing on Main street; Smith, con crete block building; Gallegos, a building; A. B. Simpson, building; A. R. Carter, building; Jones, building; Koch, building; W. S. Reddell a twelve room, two story rooming house; S. Anderson, adobe tin and repair shop; C. T. Adair, brick and stone building. Four thousand dollars worth of town lots here were sold this week to some of the Rock Island clerks of Chicago. INAUGURAL OF AN tVtN I IN m mm mm m mm - Mblif lUlL ULII IflLAIUU III New Mexico Executive Made His Inaugural Address. Has Exercised Great Judgment In Official Appointments. jljl, HE inauguration of Governor Sy was 1 wns nn nvent in New Mexico ..w .... . . parties were in attendance from great interest was had in the inaugural ceremonies. The people were anxious to know something of his intended policy and were much pleased with the brief and clean cut language with which he made himself understood. The people understand that the present executive is a man whose capability and honesty cannot be questioned; that he is a citizen of New Mexico and is personaly interested in the welfare of the Commonwealth; that he stands for gress, education and Christianity; his greatest efforts in harmonizing parties, and that he is in favor of earliest date possible. This paper of the best governors of New Mexico, his power to make his successor governor of a new state. Governor Curry spoke as follows Governor Curry's Address Ladies and gentlemen, and fel low citizens of New Mexico: And when I say fellow citizens of New' Mexico I want to say that no one on earth is prouder than I am of being a citizen of this great terri tory ( applause). During my ab sence in the Phillipine Islands in connection with the insular gov ernment I was registered in one election for the purpose of voting, but when called upon to take the oath I stated to them that I was not a citizen of the Phillipine Is lands: that the first vote I had ever cast was in the territory of New j Mexico; every one that was near and dear to me in life lived within the borders of that grand territory, and as long as I lived I would maintain my vote and my only ambition was to return to that home and be buried in that terri tory when my hour finally came. (Applause.) My friend Fall asked you to ex cuse him in order to refer to some little ancient history, and I am go ing to ask the same indulgence. You all probably know that among the very best friends that I have in New Mexico is the former gov ernor of this territory, the Hon. M. A. Otero (applause and cheers). If it had not been for your friend Otero 1 would not be your gov- CURRY . YIPil Ul Splendid impression In Curry at Santa Fe on the 8th inst., historv. RenrHsnntJitivoc nf linth j . I" ....... w w w. w -" " every county in the Tenitoryand clean government, territorial pro that he is one of us and will give belligerent factions in the political statehood for New Mexico at the believes that Curry will make one and that he will do anything in jernor today. Governor Otero gave me the commission as captain in that famous and honorable regi ment where I had an opportunity 10 lorm tne acquaintance and to secure the friendship of the grand est American that lives today, 'Pl. I n 1, . xucuuuie ivooseveu vappiause and cheers). I will have to tell a little joke. Governor Otero was like myself, not a candidate for governor at the time he was ap pointed. He and my friend, So Luna were candidates for United States marshal, but it seems tha Otero so impressed the presiden that he returned from Washington wiiu uie commission as governor instead of marshal. Of course the j "rst town he came to in the terri- tory ol New Mexico was Raton. One of the best towns and a town in which I number some of the warmest friends that I have on earth (applause). The people called upon the governor, natural ly for a speech. When he got through, one of the boys, talking, said: "I think that governor is a pretty good fellow, but he is a mighty poor talker." (Laughter). So I am in the same position as my friend Otero, and I will only make a few brief remarks. Twenty-seven years ago I came to the terri tory of New Mexico. I have had LContiuued 011 page Two STORY ROCK ISLAND EXTENSION To Begin at Once. Chief En gineer of Rock Island System Gives Out Statement. ROAD WILL BE HERE IN EIGHT MONTHS In an interview with the Texas. Panhandle, a daily paper at Amar illo, on Wednesday, August 14th, J. B. Berry, chief engineer of the Rock Island system; said in inter view with a reporter of the Daily Panhandle : Yes, you can put it down for sure that the Rock Island is to go ahead at once with construction from here west," said J. B. Berry, chief engineer of the Rock Island Tuesday afternoon. " Mr. Mahcr and myself are here for the pur pose of getting a general survey of the situation. We will ask for bids at once on the work to be done and as soon as possible men will be here to take up actual con struction. We intend that noth ing shall seriously delay the work now, unless it should be shortage of material. We have made pret ty complete provision for that, however, so we do not anticipate any delay from that source. " Under the conditions of our contract and the statute governing our right-of-way, we have until May, 1908, to complete building the track. That time is ample and we do not intend to break that con dition of the contract and taking all things into consideration we intend having the work now pro- j d done before thafc time "Today the party," said the Daily Panhandle, "went with J. H. Wills in his touring car for a field survey of the grade as far west as the party can conveniently cover. Mr. Berry will make a fairly com plete examination of all the pro posed work and will be able by relerence to the original survey to direct the letting of the contract for repairs and completion of the track." This is all good news to Tucum cari, as we have looked forward always to the building of this line to give us a straight, almost an air line from here east to Memphis, Tenn., and to all points east and south. The enterprise, this paper esti mates, will just about double the population of our city in six months.