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ife Volume 5. No. 2 TUCUMCARI (ON TIMES TO BUILD Many Good H ou ses--Bofh Business .nd Residen ces Going Up. NO BOOM- STEADY GROWTH Tucumcari is making hay while the sun shines. The winter months .1 are approaching when the snow will occasionally fly for a few hours at a time, when it will he comfort able to be on the inside, close to a stove well filled with plenty of coal. Many people who are locating in our city have to build homes in or der to have them, and others both homes and business houses, so the contractors are busy all day every day to provide these conveniences. It is not a boom condition, but a steady and permanent growth; it is a place to do business and a home to live in that makes the demand. "Following are a few ot the num ber of buildings now going up here: S. H. Hancock is building a two story stone, business house, with a fifty foot front; A. B. Simpson, two story stone, fifty foot front, business house; Fowler &Lanigan, steam laundry, frame, with a fifty foot front; the J. R. Moore Lum ber Company are building one hun dred feet of lumber sheds; Ed El lis, two frame residences of four rooms each; Harry McElroy, three room frame residence; J. C. Mor gan, four room frame residence Emory Brown, 5-room frame resi dence; A. S. Arnold, four room frame residence; W. A. Jackson oms; Har- ame resi - adobe residence of six rooms ry Butler, five room frame dence; D. J . Aber, frame residence of six rooms; Blanton, four room frame residence; C. L. Shelton, a four room frame residence; S. Daly frame residence of five rooms; M. B. Goldenberg, an adobe residence of four rooms; Julian Pitts, room ing house of twenty-six rooms. There are others, the names of the builders and class of houses we have been unable to get. Anyway, this gives one an idea of what is going on in the builders' trade in Tucumcari at this time. The year 1907 will show several hundred more houses in Tucumcari. The McGee Addition alone has over one hundred and on the first day of January, 1907 there was one lonesome one. tfueumeari Views And Tucumcari Times. TUCUHCARl, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19. 1907. WHAT TU(M1 MEN The News Has Seen Most of Them for Expression of Opinion. WAS A GREAT ADVERTISING BOOST The News this week sent out a reporter for the purpose of inter viewing our business men and cit- zens as to their opinion of Quay County's First Annual Fair. The result has been most gratifying, hey consider it the greatest adver tising boost it couid have been possible to pull off. They are all pleased with the out-come and some of them were surprised that the showing could be made in such a short time. Follow them through and see what they are say- thehistorvofourcountv'snroLrress Thf intprvipw; follow ' ' , . . mevjuay oumy r air n ai advertisement for Ouav countv and We mnnv nrnrlnnfQ rn moQt PPf- tainlv a success It oroved to those who came from without the gates and to some who have recent- ly come in that Ouay county's land is of the best in The United States for farming purposes: that the cli- mate is unsurpassed: and that the class of people who live here are wide awake businass hustlers in a 'land flowing with milk and i,nnul, . r.uv i?vavc li pri. Mgr., Evans Realty Company. In regard to the fair, I think it us a credit to Q,my county and 1 ' Tucumcari and a grand sue ,cess." J. J. Harrison. C ( I have attended fairs inferior to this in countries fifty years old. The display of farm products was equal 10 uuu lnouuucu uu iiiu i i. ii..i 1 .. land selling for $100 per acre. B. F. H Kit KING. Dr. I have seen street parades in cities of .10,000 inhabitants that were not as goou as 1 ucumcan street parade. What does the 1 1 11 1 1. 'i. 1 khoukci ilium anu fiiiy uuw about Quay not beinur a farming county." -Dit. C. J. K. Moork. In my opinion, from every point of view, Quay County's First An- nual Fair was a decided success, The management knew their busi- ness and were aided throughout bv BUSINESS THINK Of THE FAIR the co-operation of Quay county's citizens." J. R, Daughtrv. I was expecting Quay county's fair to be a success, but it exceed ed my expectations, as to quality and quantity of exhibits. It was a grand success from every point of view." Rkv. J. W. Cami'hkll. Our firsh nnnnnl fnir "" ouu cess since lt accomplished the end ue,r-JU n.uneiy, mat we, a new countrv were bought closer to- uther und we see we have the Icountrj' we thought we had. Also every stranger that left after the f ir, t .... .. uir, leu Knowing that we have all we claim. For a first fair, ours could nQt be surpnssedL P ' ' ' Qay County, s First Annual Fair Wils a Meat success. Exhib- its of farm Products were many; ti. . .1 ... more man could be ex. Pected for a fair called on short notice 0ur farmers are very en- terprising and we have the best country in the world. Agriculture ,s the basis of wealth and the out- look In Quav county is very favor able."-N. V. Gallkcos The Quay County Fair was a howling success and proves with "' d"bt A' f L,- A. Mann, tha Quay county ,s the banner agricultural countv of New Mexico aHd the citizens of said county owe it to themselves and (0 , , ,mvean exhil,it of the resourtBS of their . K , Th v;c;fnr tn M ' fair, both local and from afar, all say with me it was a grand sue cess. Col. 1. W. Hkman. i wjji sav j the hecinninir that n expected a fairly good exeibit, n)ut it surpassed my expectations . n mns hin-nnd nxureKsinn. I am a farmer fiftv-one years old, and was reared on a farm; I've travel- M over a large scope of country, nave seen many fars, etc., and will say I do not think a better ex "bit of farm products could be Continued on page 'I wo. Subscription $1.00 a year. GROSS, KELLY & (0. STORE BURGLARIZED Burglars Broke Info Gross Kelly's Store Tuesday Night. $125 WORTH 0E REYOl VERS AND KNIVES TAKEN Burglars broke into Gross-Kel ly & Company's store Tuesday night and after prowling around promiscuously, took away with them $125 worth ot revolvers and knives. It must be the intention of these thieves to hold up the banks or a railroad train, since their quest seems to have been for arms anu ammunition. ihe en- trance to the building was made at a back window and the openinir is small so the bold bad man must be 0f small stature. kUVfctUMUK. UKK.Y IS nr A nv tm urn i ui JKEUI flUU YVlLrJLinU "President Roosevelt is quoted as saying that he will recommend Single Statehood for NeV Mexico. e Rough Rider governor has al ready lost his job by the admission of a new state. Does the president 1 : 1; it - 1' warn 10 icupuruizu anouierr-Ran sas City Journal. Yes, and the present governor of New Mexico is more than willing to take his chances. He is per fectly willing and ready to give up - the territorial governorship pro- viding the governor of a state sue- ceeds him. The present governor of New Mexico, and the New Mex ican knows whereof it speaks, is not a candidate in any way in the comin state election should New ng Mexico be admitted. However, it is Governor Curry's ambition to secure statehood for the Sunshine lemtory at the earliest possible moment and he is readv and will ing to step out of the executive of fice of New Mexico just as soon as statehood can be brought about. As far as that is concerned "Gov- nmnr r.nm. nnt w,irUn nu ad will have no recrcts and shed no tears at leaving it to make room for the irovernor for the state of New Mexico. Governor Curry's paramount ambition is to secure the creation of the Sunshine State. He will do all he can to bring this about and will allow no personal ambition or plans to interfere in the least. New Mexican.