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T. H. Sanders is spending the holidays with friends in Texas. Miss Hayes has been assisting in Muirhead and Co.'s store during the Xmas rush. Ed Ashley and Mr. Johnson of the Superintendent's office spent Christmas in El Paso. Attorney V. W. Moore is spend ing the holidays at his old home at Coffeeville, Kans. .The dance at the skating rink Tuesday evening, Christmas Eve, was asocial success and was well patronized. G. W. Schelb left last Monday for Kansas to spend Christmas with friends. He will be gone about a week. John. A. Pace, of Clayton, N. M., spent a day or two in town this week, looking after matters of business. Mrs. W. N. Crofford entertained a few friends at dinner Thursday evening in her usual pleasing manner. Miss Hudson of El Paso is vis iting her mother, Mrs. Hudson of this place for a few days during the holidays. Tucumcari was visited with a heavy snow fall in the early part of the week which has resulted in mud and sloppy streets for the last few days, Work has been temporarily sus pended on the Bank Building but will be resumed after tin first of the year and pushed to completion. J.J. Adams has just received the appointment of United States Commissioner at Tucumcari. This is an appointment that will please everybody. Sam Mclnturf, who has for sev eral months been in the employ of C. T. Adair in bis new grocery, has resigned his position and left last Monday for Tennessee, his former home. Wm. A. Berkey of Oklahoma spent a day or so in town this week looking after business mat ters. Mr. Berkey shipped his fine race horses to Texas, and is re turning by way of Clarenden, Texas, to his home is Oklahoma. Al Gaudin has purchased the corner lot adjoining his new stone house and he intends to put in lawn and trees the entire quarter of a block occupied bv his hand some new residence. Mr. Gaudin and family have occupied the new house, Royal Prentice, the popular Court Stenographer of this Dis trict, has gone to St. Louis where he will be married during the holi days. We have been unable to learn the name of the fair lady, but congratulations will be in or der upon his return. Personal $C A. D. Goldenberg was in Topeka several days last week. 3 relinquishments for sale very cheap. Good improvements. In quire at this oflice. Prof. Wilson of Cleveland, O. will leave tonight for his home after a visit of about a week with his brother, Rev. Wilson. Judge R. L. Patterson is spend ing the holidays with his children in Texas. He will return after the first of the year. Attorney C. C. Davidson i spending the holidays with his home folks in Illinois. He will be away about ten days. S. H. McElroy and Misses Let tie and Louisa McElroy, father and sisters of Harry H. Mc Elroy of this place, spent Christ mas day visiting relatives, return ing to El Paso Wednesday evening. W. N. Crofford returned home to spend the holidays with his family, after an absence of several months in Oklahoma. Mr. Crofford is traveling for a mercantile house in Oklahoma, and his return home for the holidays is a great happiness to his family. Mrs. John Gaines of Santa Rosa came up to Tucumcari Thurs day to rent a house and make ar rangements to move to this place. Mr. Gaines has for a long time been employed with the El Paso & Southwestern, for the last year being employed at Santa Rosa. He will shortly be transferred to the new shops here. Jno. Franklin, Assistant Gen eral attorney of the Southwestern, spent several .days in Tucumcari last week, returning home Satur day evening. Mr. Franklin's visit here was relative to the appoint ment of a Local Attorney for the road and other railroad matters. The appointment has not been definitely made. Prof, and Mrs. F. B. Frazier entertained the young people of the town Xmas night in honor of the Dancing Class. Splendid music was furnished and a large number of young folks enjoyed one of the pleasantest little dances of the' reason. They danced till a late hour and the affair was declared by all to be a thorough success. Prof, and Mrs. Frazier have issued invitations for a New Year's ball. Tafoya & Lawson have moved into their new quarters in the Han cock block, opposite the M. B. Goldenberg Co. They occupy the west room of that handsome building, one of the very best lo cations in the city. They have in the short space of time since get ting into the building filled their shelves and counters with new seasonable goods and are receiv ing a splendid patronage. They carry a select line of dry goods and gents furnishings and we be lieve will gain and hold a profit able trade among Quay county and Tucumcari people. D. W. Clark of Logan was in town. D. P. Upton of Salona visited here a day or two. Robert Troup and Mrs. Walter Troup arrived from Daihart this week. Mrs. McQuaid left Thursday to join her husband at Buenavista, Colo.; their future home. W. A. Askew who is spending the holidays with home folks in Texas will return Tuesday. Miss Ella Hood has been as sisting during the holiday rush at T. A. Muirhead & Co's. big store. T. H. Sanders is spending a few days during the holidays at Arlington, Texas, with home folks. On Xmas Eve the employes of the M. B. Goldenburg Co., from deliveryman to bookkeeper, were made glad by being given $10 each. W. F. Brainard guessed the number that won the diamond ring valued at $50, given by Harry W. Yaseen, the jeweler and optician. The number guessed was 724. Miss Lizzie Patterson, book keeper of Gross, Kelly & Co's., sold this week the lot which she drew in the Gamble Addition drawing, for $75.00. This was the lot on which Miss Patterson drew the $100.00 cash prize. Miss Murphy entertained a party of friends to dinner Christ mas at Mrs. Pandoifo's. The guests who are indebted to Miss Murphy's hospitality are Misses Bryan, Davis, Moser, Hayes and Messrs. Pillow, Edwards, Eskridge and Hammons. At the Baptist Church Sunday Dec. 29, 10 a. m., Sunday School; 11 a. m., Preaching; subject, "Spiritual Laziness;" 7 p. m., Song and prayer service; 7:30 p. m., Preaching; subject, "Christ, the sinner's friend." A special in vitation is given to visitors and strangers to attend these services. W. F. Kelsay, the Lloyd Valley farmer, was in town for supplies Thursday. Mr. Kelsay has been 'Very successful in all crops he has planted and it is hard for him to understand why a man should stay where he is a tenant when he can have a home of his own in New Mexico. Mrs. W. N. Crofford informally entertained a few friends at her home Thursday evening in honor of Mr. Crofford's homecoming. The evening was delightfully pass ed with music. Those present were: Misses Murphy, Hayes, DeOlieviera, Brewer, Baker, Bryan and Messrs. DuBose, Hammons, Eskridge, McElroy, Edwards and Gamble. Mrs. Alfred Townsend of Camp ana spent, the holidays here, guest of Mrs. E. L. Warren. George Evans, Jr. of the Evans Realty Co., is in Richmond, Ky., on a mission of business. Young Mr. Dunn is quite ill with rheumatism and threatened with pneumonia. His condition is serious. There is going to be a grand masquerade ball at the Skating Rink, new year's knight. Dance the old year out and the New Year in. The Knights of Pythias will not give public installation, but the regular ceremonies will take place in the hall next Wednesday. All Knights invited. Miss White of Orange, Texas, passed through Tucumcari this morning returning home. She has visited her claim near Salona, making improvements on the same. Mrs. J. L. Wolf and Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Morgan of St. Louis spent Christmas at Polomas visit ing friends and relatives, and had Christmas dinner with Mr. Milton Haynes. Thev ate watermelon raised on his claim last summer. Invitations have been sent out for a Grand Masquerade Ball at the Skating Rink, on Jan. I. Two prizes will be given, jone for the best dressed lady and one for the best sustained character gentle man. A new addition has been put on the market by Wright and Mat teson out south of town, known as Dudley Heights. Mr. Wright states that they are selling lots right along in spite of hard times. This is a very pretty addition and desirable property. W. W. Hicks, the pressman in this oflice won the $50.00 diamond ring given by Jones the Jeweler for the closest guess at the nHmber of beans in a jar. The number was 5795 and Hicks' guess was 5796. Don't know whether he will ever work any more or not. L. P. Gamble of Gamble & Askew Realty Co. stated this morning to theNews man that they had had more calls for propety in the last three days than they have had for the last thirty days. He states that these calls have been from people who desire to improve and occupy the property. Miss Blickenstaff, of Oklahohia, passed through Tucumcari Friday morning returning home after vis iting her claim near Salona, where she has been making improvements and preparing to put in a crop next year. The two young men who were recently taken in hand by the City and the Epworth League of the South Methodist Church, suffering with typhoid, and destitute, have recovered and will be able to be discharged from the doctor's care in a few days.