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p Tucumcari News
Published Saturdays
Tbe Tucumcari Printing Co. Inc.
J. M. ALVEY, Pre. S. N. WHAMON.Sec-Tre.
Official Paper of Quay County and
City of Tucumcari.
Subscrlption, $1.00 the Year
'Entered at itcen4tlM matter October JO. 1905 at the post
offite at Tucumurii New Mexico under act of Congrcu ol
March J, 1579."
S. M. WHARTON, Editor.
i. Notice to Advertisers.
display ads 15c an inch a week and
local liners one cent a word an issue.
jSjbVritc it 1908.
he News wishes you a Happy
New Year.
The Democratic party will hold
it(iiWionafconvention. a.t Denver
oaJuly- 7, 1908. This is quite n
boost for5 the queen city of the
Curb your sporting proclivity in
the games boys, as your .proneness
to err t in this line must forever
hold in Tucumcari after January 1.
The sheriff has gone , on record
under instructions from attorney
general and district Judge and
district attorney, that the wherr of
the ball as it courses the circle
must lie dead until generations for
get. The News has a right to say
Happy New Year to subscribers
as we go into 1908 with over 1,000
paid up subscribers in Quay coun
ty. We feel that this must be
close. to the best newspaper list
among the weeklies of New Mexico.
Notwithstanding the money string
ency over the country generally,
ye feel that we will with our pres
ent patronage be able to give them
better service this year than last,
We will try our best.
The muddy, slushy, sloppy con
dition of the streets here Christ
mas Eve and the women wading it
reminds us that there is room for
improvement in the streets of Tu
cumcari in 1908. There should be
miles of sidewalk built in this city
and the city council should get
busy and have ordinances complied
with. There is not'much equity in
making one property owner build
sidewalkand letting another escape.
A canoe was necessary here Wed
nesday evening in order to get
from one side of the street to the
1907 has been a very prosperous
year up to the last sixty days of it
and we should not forget the good
things that have fallen into our
path when we are using profanity
about conditions at present. We
have one slim consolation and that
is that it may get better some time.
Street crossings must be im
proved in Tucumcari. If the city
can't get the funds for these im
provements some other plan must
be had. We can't condemn the
council if there is no funds with
which to do these things but col
lections should be made and if then
these needed improvements can't
be made the people should know
and let us try to reach some other
way of accomplishing it.
Now that we have a water sys
tem let us organise a fire company
tand get ready to protect property
that is sometime 'going to be in
danger of destruction. The fact
that we have had no serious fires
this year is no guarantee that this
misfortune will never overtake us.
The city must take up this matter
for consideration immediately and
expend something for equipment ol
a fire dempartment. Let us think
about it.
One thing Tucumcari people
should be proud of when Father
Time chronicals tin- advent of,
1908, and that is real estate in
this city is worth 100 per cent
more than a year ag". Tin? popu
lation has increased nearly 300 per
cent and business in every form is
starting out with good prospects
for a prosperous year. Our sehoola
are in excellent condition, our
county bastile is next thing to
emptv, the farmers have an abund
ance of everything needed to carry
them through to another crop and
the people are in unison for the
betterment of our county and city.
Those are blessings for which we
should be thankful.
Quay county has a very fine
season in the snow that fell here
Saturday morning of last week.
People coming in from the country
say that it reached a depth of 12
to 14 inches on the level, or nearly
as much snow fall as we had No
vember a year ago. There is no
better wheat anywhere than we
have in Quay county this winter
and this snow will push it clear
through till spring. The plow is
running all over the country now
and there is going to be at least
two hundred per cent more acre-
age in cultivation this year than
last. There are more people in
proportion to the population who
own their own homes in Quay
county than in any other place in
the world, the tenant is an un
known quantity here, there is in
dependence her as our forefathers
intended it. No mortgages and
very little indebtedness among 'the
bread earners of New Mexico.
Why should we not love our sun
shine territory?
Gambling closes forever in Tu
cumcari next Wednesday night at
12 o'clock. The games that have
been running wide open in this
city since its founding will ln his- ly bills and the
tory only to the residing genera
tion that will grow to manhood
and womanhood here during the
next decade and the property and
fixtures used in the carrying on ol
these various gambling games
will be consigned to the scrap
heap, where as they decay and rot
they will be forgotten. The News
believes that our local banks will
notice an immediate increase in
deposits of the wage earners and
bread winners of this city who
when the games are gone will be
gin savings accounts with the
banks, the merchants will have less
difficulty in collecting their month-
n w
more wealth peJpita
e in 1
ts his
been the policf th
knock no enttj
Ise 0
that is licensed
th th
we believed beiif
instead f&l the
a business un
Remove the cf and
will immediate
ue t!
It is the unit
people of Neffico t
ing must quit Jsuch
been passed an jiould
ed; if it proves
1)0 U
repeal it, but
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